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Jackson Road in Florence will be closed on the morning of Wednesday, September 7 from Cox Creek Parkway to Seymore Ave for a routine bridge inspection.  For any questions, call 256-760-6353.

 

Until further notice, the fishing pier at McFarland Campground is closed. As disappointing as it may be, this decision was made out of genuine care and concern for the safety and well-being of those who utilize the pier. The city appreciates your patience as they work to determine a best course of action moving forward.

 

If you played in a High School or College Band and would like to get back to playing for fun, the Shoals Community Concert Band welcomes you. We are from all over the Shoals area, north Alabama and southern Tennessee, and range from High School students to retirees, at all levels of ability. We are especially seeking to build up our percussion and trumpet sections, but all instruments are welcome. Percussion equipment of all kinds is provided. It doesn't matter how long its been since you played and no auditions are required.

We usually meet on Tuesdays at 7pm at the Florence First Baptist Church Annex, 218 N. Wood Avenue, Florence, the old library building - enter from the side parking lot.

For more information, please contact James Ed Champion, Band Director. jchampion46@yahoo.com

 

LifeSouth Blood Drives for September

Wednesday, September 7, 8am-3:30pm - Colbert County High School, Leighton

Thursday, September 8, 10am-5pm - Florence Parks and Recreation, Diebert Park, Florence

Friday, September 9, 9am-3pm - Marion County Courthouse, Hamilton

Saturday, September 10, 11am-6pm - Cypress Creek Indoor Range, Florence

Sunday, September 11, Noon-6pm - Rural King, Woodward Ave., Muscle Shoals

Monday, September 12 - 11am-6pm - UNA - ATO Fraternity, UNA Intramural Sports Field, Florence

Tuesday, September 13, 10am-6pm - Russellville Hospital

Wednesday, September 14, 8am-3:30pm - Colbert Heights High School, Tuscumbia

 

The Oka Kapassa – Return to Cold Water Native American Festival will take place in Tuscumbia on September 9-10 in Spring Park, 1 Spring Park Rd (South end of Main St.).  Friday is an educational day for elementary students.  Saturday, September 10 is the public day, when authentic Native American culture will be demonstrated through dance in full regalia, music, crafts, life skills and Native American food. Free event, 10am – 5pm. 

Trolley shuttle available from downtown. For more information. Call 256-383-0783, 256-757-4438 or on Facebook, The Oka Kapassa – Return to Coldwater Festival.

 

The Walk of Life - The public is invited to participate in the Walk of Life - The Return at Tuscumbia Landing, 141 Blackwell Drive in Sheffield. The 3-mile walk retraces the original Trail of Tears route and honors the ancestors that once walked to the west. The walk will take an hour depending on stops. The walk will end at Willie Green Community Center. Transportation to your car at Tuscumbia Landing is provided afterwards.

There is paved parking at Tuscumbia Landing. 

Plan to be there before 8am Saturday, September 10. For more information, contact Annie Perry at 256-415-0700

 

TG Sheppard is in Concert with Special Guest Jeff Bates Saturday, September 10, 7pm at Shoals Community Theatre, 123 N. Seminary St., Florence. Tickets are $39-$59.

With 21 No. 1 hits and being ranked among the top 100 country artists of all time, TG Sheppard is one of the most popular live performers around.

For details and ticket information, please call 256-764-1700.

 

Day by Day, a grief support group for bereaved parents/grandparents, meets Sunday, September 11 at 2pm at Woodmont Baptist East Campus, 2002 Darby Dr., Florence.  For information, email drconley10@gmail.com.

 

Florence Parks and Recreation will be offering Ballroom Dance lessons beginning September 15.  Space is limited and will be first come-first serve. Call 256-760-6389 for more information.

 

The Colbert County Republican Party will be celebrating the 235th anniversary of the United States Constitution on September 15 at historic Locust Hill in Tuscumbia and everyone is invited.

Everything gets started at 5:30pm with live music from local band, Doctors and Lawyers and Such.

Our National Anthem will be sung by U.S. veteran Ms. Donna Johnson.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall will deliver the Keynote Address.

To buy tickets or more info: www.colbertrepublicanparty.com or call 256-762-4072.

 

Songwriters in the Round Thursday, September 15, 7pm at Champy's Famous Fried Chicken, 120 E. 2nd St., Muscle Shoals. Host Billy Lawson opens the event up to local, up-and-coming songwriters.

More info: 256-389-9985.

 

Lauderdale County High School Homecoming is Friday, September 16.  The administration of LCHS invites all alumni and community members to the Homecoming football game to cheer on the Tigers against the Colbert County Indians that night.  Kick-off is at 7pm at the Robert Earl Grisham stadium. Presentation of the elementary Homecoming court will take place at 6:15pm on the football field. Presentation of the 7th-12th Homecoming court and crowning of 2022 Homecoming queen will take place during halftime. 

Homecoming festivities will begin on Thursday night with a community bonfire and pep rally.   On Friday morning, there will be a Homecoming breakfast in the lunchroom. Tickets may be pre-purchased closer to the event. 

The Homecoming parade will begin at 1:15pm. Any business or organization that would like to participate in the parade should contact Kellee Morgan by phone (256-247-3414 ext.17013) or email (kellee.morgan@lcschools.org) by September 2.  All parade participants should be in place behind the Larry Sinyard gymnasium by 11:45am sharp on Friday, September 16.

 

Grief can be an overwhelming season to go through.  There is a monthly grief support group that meets on the third Friday of each month (September 16) at 10am at First Baptist Church of Rogersville, 222 College Street. Come and share and let us pray with you for strength and comfort!  These groups are FREE, open to the public, and include supportive materials.  Another grief support meeting also takes place at 10am every first Tuesday at Cliff Haven Church in Sheffield.   These groups are sponsored by Kindred Hospice.  For more information, call 256-764-0873. 

 

Annual Birthday Celebration for General Joe Wheeler on Saturday, September 10 from 10am-2pm at the General Joe Wheeler Home in Pond Spring, Hillsboro.

The event will be attended by various local civic and historic organizations with artifacts that tell the story of Lawrence County and the Shoals region. There will be a free crafts table for children and horse-drawn carriage rides. Music will be provided throughout the day by Remnants Band with their blend of country & oldies, along with Southern gospel group Joyful Noise. Food will be available to purchase throughout the day. Guided tours of the grounds and the Wheeler Home will be available. Wheeler family artifacts will be on exhibit in the rooms to tell the story of General Wheeler and his family. Entry and tour of the grounds are FREE. Admission to the Wheeler Home is: $8 Adults; $5 Seniors 65+,

Military, College Students; $3 Students 6-18 years of age; Children under 6 are FREE. For more information contact John Griffin at pondspringahc@gmail.com or 256-637-8513.

Pond Spring is an historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission and is located in Lawrence County in Hillsboro, three miles east of Courtland, on Alabama Highway 20 (US Alt. 72)

 

Rogers High School Class of 1972 50th Class Reunion on September 17 at 5pm at St. Florian Park, Shelter #1. Chicken stew and drinks provided. Bring desserts.

 

SNC Inaugural Cornhole Tournament at Singin' River Brewing Co., 526 E. College St., Florence on Saturday, September 17, 10am-2pm.

Shoals Nonprofit Center is hosting its very first Cornhole Tournament. This event is a fundraiser to benefit the work SNC does to amplify the impact our local nonprofits have on the communities of Lauderdale, Colbert, and Franklin counties.

Boards will be provided by SNC and the tournament will follow the rules set for by the American Cornhole Association: https://americancornhole.com/.../ACO-Cornhole-Rules....

We will award prizes for first, second, and third place teams. We will also have an optional buy in for a baggo competition.

We will have food trucks and local food vendors on site for meals and snacks all day and broadcast the football games for fans to watch in between tournament rounds. More info: 256-349-2294

 

Fishing Day at Deibert Park, Darby Drive, Florence, on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30am. Cost: Free.

Fish at Deibert Park without a fishing license. Bring your own fishing tackle, bate, chairs, and snacks.

 

The TVA Retirees Association will meet at 10am Wednesday, September 21 at TVA Community Credit Union, 1405 Wilson Dam Rd in Muscle Shoals.

 

Revival at Community Free Will Baptist Church, September 21-23 at 7pm with Brother Greg Eaton, Brother Tim Hanback, and Brother Cameron Eaton.  Everyone is welcome.

Pastor: Brother Malcolm Scott.  The church is about 1/10 of a mile west of Hwy. 17 on County Rd. 24 north of Florence (Zip City area).

 

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In celebration of  Tennessee Crafts and in support of the arts in Franklin County and the surrounding area, the Franklin County Arts Guild announces a Month of Craft Workshops each weekend in October.  Workshops this year will feature hands on workshops on traditional season decorating using natural and recycled materials, making art book nature journals, crafting stained glass Christmas suncatchers, creating leather bound journals, learning acrylic pours, and a family art class for all ages celebrating fall and Halloween.  For more information on instructors, time, place, materials, what to expect go to  www.franklincoarts.org and click on OCTOBER WORKSHOPS at the bottom of the homepage.

 

Day By Day, grief support group for bereaved parents and family resumes its annual balloon release on October 9 at the Cross Point church of Christ at 3pm. All family members are invited to come and lift balloons in memory of the child who has died.

Send the child's name to anita.watkins@comcast.net or text/leave message at 256-810-1010 by October 2 deadline.

 

WoodmenLife Charity Tournament benefiting local elementary schools Back Pack Program - filling needy back packs with food on Fridays so students will have food over the weekend, 1pm Shotgun Start on Monday, October 10 at Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club.

2 person scramble @ $250 per team.

Prizes for Long Drive and Closest to Pin

3 Flights: 1st Place Team $300

2nd Place Team $200

3rd Place Team $100

(Pro Shop credit)

Hole sponsors available $100

Hole-in-One Prize

New Car Sponsored by Long Lewis Ford

Questions or to register or to sponsor contact, office 256-760-1581, Rocky Beck 256-710-7133, or Adam Beck 256-762-6499.

 

Volunteers Needed for After School Program Monday–Wednesday, 3-5pm at Common Ground Shoals, 1115 Carver Homes, Florence.

We are in need of fun, reliable volunteers! Volunteers may commit to one day or several days a week. More info call 205-394-3618 or fabian@ cgs.life.

 

United Way of Northwest Alabama Witches Ride on Thursday, October 20, 6pm, ride starts at Wilson Park. Tickets are $20 with discounts for covens/groups.

Awards for: Best Coven Theme, Best Costume: Witch/Warlock, Best Decorated Bide/Broom.

For more information or to sign up visit www.uwnwal.org or call 256-764-5892.

Benefiting Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

 

The Muscle Shoals Songwriters Festival early bird tickets are on sale now for the upcoming festival, scheduled for November 4-5 in Muscle Shoals.

The festival will feature more than 50 songwriters at multiple venues across The Shoals. A portion of the lineup is now available online. The remainder of the lineup, along with the festival schedule and headliner, will be announced later this summer. 

Early Bird general admission weekend pass is $79.  Early Bird VIP weekend pass is $99, and Early Bird VIP weekend pass and access to Thursday night Kick-Off Party is $129.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.mssongfest.com.

 

Pay it Forward: Donate to Educate.  Shoals Scholar Dollars is an Education Foundation raising money to pay tuition at Northwest Shoals Community College and transfer scholarships to the University of North Alabama for Lauderdale and Colbert County students who meet certain criteria. Donate to Scholar Dollars at any participating financial institution the second Friday of each month.

 

Schedule a Recycling Lesson for Your Classes! Students will learn the many ways recycling affects our community!

Call 256-760-6495 to schedule a classroom lesson or tour of the Florence Recycling Center.

 

60 or older? Join us for lunch Monday thru Friday at 11am for a one dollar donation. Our hours are 8:30am -12:30pm. Also if you would like to join Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday bring a small one dollar gift to play. Killen Senior Center, 227 J.C. Mauldin Hwy. Killen, 256-757-1792. See you soon!!

 

The Help Center - 621 South Court Street, Florence. A cooperative ministry of local churches in Lauderdale County serving our neighbors in need with utility, food, clothing, prescriptions, and dental.

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and 4th Saturday of each month 8:30am to 12pm.

Please bring a photo ID and proof of address.

If you have questions or need assistance call Help Center at 256-766-7663 or come by our Florence location during open hours.

If you are interested in volunteering at Help Center come by during open hours to see which department you would like to serve. Come by and get plugged in!

 

Free! Fun! Stretch and Tone Exercise class. Tuesday and Thursday 9-10am. Killen Senior Center, 227 J.C. Mauldin Hwy. Killen, 256-757-1792.

 

Quad Cities Squares Come enjoy fun & lessons of square dancing 7-9pm Thursday evenings at the Royal Avenue Recreation Center, 421 N. Royal Ave, Florence.

 

Salem M. B. Church invites everyone to come and worship with us every Sunday morning at 10am at 923 West Mobile St, Florence. 256-633-3382.

 

The Batting Brigade Quilt Guild meets every 2nd Monday at 9:30am at Edgemont Methodist Church, 1330 Eauclaire Ave in Florence.  Everyone interested in Quilting is welcome - from beginners to expert

 

Divorce Care is a weekly seminar and support group that will help you heal. Join on Tuesdays, 6-8pm, supper at 5:30pm, at Highland Baptist Church Christian Life Center, Room C101, corner of Martin and Eugenia St., Florence.

More info - 256-764-1392 or www.divorcecare.org/groups/149930.

 

Food Pantry at North Wood Methodist Church, North Florence. Call for appointment, 256-764-2111

 

The NACOLG SENIORx Medication Assistance Program supplies free and low cost medications for anyone in Alabama with a disability or a chronic illness regardless of age that requires daily medication.  Medicare recipients may also be eligible.  

For more information, contact NACOLG SENIORx today.  There is no charge for this service.

1-800-AGELINE (1-800-243-5463)   Paula Pardue   256-389-0529

This program is in partnership with the State of Alabama and Alabama Department of Senior Services

 

Florence Parks and Recreation/The Club/Florence Senior Center offers a variety of activities.

Monday-Friday: Games 9am- 3:30pm

Dominoes (chicken foot and Mexican train), Rummique, Rook, Puzzles, etc.

LUNCH is served daily at 11:30am

Tuesday & Thursday: Joints in Motion chair exercises to enhance your daily living!! 9:30am- 10:15am

Then play games till lunch!

Wednesday: BINGO 10:15am

Friday: Rock painting and Games 10am

Come join us to have a great time with lots of laughter!!

Monday Night Square Dance 6-8pm - $21/ month

Tuesday Night Social Dance 6:30-8:45pm - $5/per person, Couples or Singles. The Browns furnish the music!

The Florence Senior Center is a alcohol, drug, tobacco, and weapons free facility.

450 Country Club Drive, Florence. Call 256-760-6420 for more information 

 

You Are Not Alone! Grief can be an overwhelming season to go through. Often the time it takes to process all of those feelings is multiplied simply because those who grieve have no one to talk to. You are not alone as you go through this difficult time! Let us help!

There is a monthly grief support group that meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10am at Cliff Haven Church in Sheffield. Located at 1601 Andrews Avenue in Sheffield directly behind McDonald's near the O'Neal Bridge.

There is a second monthly grief support group that meets the third Friday of each month at 10am at First Baptist Church of Rogersville. Located at 222 College Street in Rogersville.

Come and share and let us pray with you for strength and comfort! These groups are FREE and open to the public. We will provide wonderful, supportive materials to take home to help with your healing process!

For more information call 256.764.0873.

These groups are sponsored by Kindred Hospice.

 

Come Travel with The Club (Florence Senior Center), Diamonds in the Rough. 256-760-6642.  Our trips are open to the general public.

Biltmore Estate & Ashville, NC, December 12-15, 2022. $569 double rate per person, add $140 for private room. $75 deposit on signing up.

Final payment 10/5/22.

Mackinac Island, May 14-20, 2023, $775 double rate per person, add $219 for private room. $75 deposit on signing up. Final payment 3/7/23.

Mount Rushmore, the Badlands & Black Hill of South Dakota, Sept. 30-Oct. 8, 2023. $999 double rate per person, add $286 for private room. $75 deposit on signing up. Final payment 7/23/23.

 

Want a job? Want a better job? Get your GED! Free GED Prep classes are located near you. The program is open entry with new students starting classes weekly. For more information, call the Northwest-Shoals Community College Adult Education Program at 256-331-5440 or 256-331-5438.

 

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The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meets at the Florence Lauderdale library at 2pm every 3rd Monday of each month.  All caregivers are welcome.  We all need encouragement.

 

United Way is looking for volunteers who can help answer our 2-1-1 line.  Training will be provided for volunteers and you can help from the comfort of your own home!  Please visit https://www.uwnwal.org/volunteer-opportunities to submit your information!

 

LifeSouth is in emergency need for blood donors. This year continues to be difficult for LifeSouth and blood centers across the country with the impact of the pandemic causing a decrease in blood donations, while the need to help patients in local hospitals continues to increase.

Regular blood donors who have not given recently and first-time donors can make a major impact by donating. One donation can save up to three lives.

Donate at the Center, 307 Veterans Drive, Florence. Schedule an appointment, 256-765-7038. www.lifesouth.org. The hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-5pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9am-7pm; Saturday 9am-3pm; Sunday 1-5pm.

To find a donor center or mobile blood drive near you, visit lifesouth.org or call 888-795-2707. Blood donors must be at least 17 or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is required. LifeSouth donors receive a complementary cholesterol screening with each donation.

 

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REAL Rehome Educate Adopt Love offers the following pet preventive care assistance for dogs and cats in Lauderdale, Colbert and Franklin Counties:

• Flea/Tick Control

• HW Testing

• HW Preventative

• Vaccine

Submit your Pet Wellness application from our Facebook page REAL Rehome Educate Adopt Love or website www.rehomeandeducate.webs.com

 

City of Florence  - Recycling Program:

Paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and jugs only (#1 & #2), aluminum cans, and steel cans are all recyclable. Residential curbside cart collection is provided within City of Florence limits. The Florence Recycle Center drop-off is available to everyone, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Cardboard Boxes

Place large, broken-down cardboard boxes 3 feet away from your recycle and garbage carts. Remove all contents from each box before recycling as Styrofoam and plastic film are NOT recyclable.

Televisions/Electronics

Old TV’s are not collected with curbside trash. They can be dropped off at two locations:

--Florence Recycle Center:  1200 Terrace Street, Florence

--Florence Landfill:  29485 County Road 14, Florence

Wrapping Paper

All paper is recyclable if it will tear.  We encourage you to reuse ribbons and bows, but they are not recyclable. 

  

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA 24-hour hotlines: 256-415-7719 Website: www.shoalsaa.org to find a current list of all Shoals area AA meetings and events.

(Closed meetings are only for those who have a desire to stop drinking. Non-alcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.)

• An AA Group: closed discussion. 9am Saturdays, Adult Center Rm 20 at Cross Point Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence.

• Florence H.O.W.: smoke-free, closed discussions 7pm, Mondays, Edgemont Methodist Church, 1330 Eauclaire Ave., Florence.

• Florence Open Door: Every day of the week at 6pm and 8pm. Mondays, additional 4pm. The 8pm on Wednesdays is a speaker meeting. Monday thru Saturday also have a 12pm meeting. All are open meetings and smoke-free indoors. 526 W. College St., Florence. Park in the lot across the street.

• Fourth Dimension: 7am Monday-Sunday, closed discussion – in person and online Zoom option (ID 573857015, password 241873); 9:30am Thursdays, women’s meeting, closed; 11am Monday-Sunday, closed discussion; 6pm Mondays, open Big Book study; 6pm Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, closed discussion; 11am first and third Mondays, open discussion, 505 N. Seminary St., Florence, entrance in rear of building. All meetings smoke free.

Freedom Group: Tuesdays 6pm, Big Book study, online only Zoom (ID Code 509289139, Password 790671); Sundays 8pm, open speaker, in person and Zoom (ID: 101061663, PW: 247476). CB&S Bank building, 464 4th St. W., Red Bay.

• Grupo Nuevo Amanecer, Spanish speaking, 7pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, open discussion; 9am Sundays, open discussion, 110 Tuscaloosa St E., Russellville.

• Happy Hour Group, smoke-free. 6am Mondays, meditation open discussion; 6am Tuesdays, Big Book open meeting; 6am Fridays, 12&12 open meeting, Killen Methodist Church, 201 J.C. Mauldin Hwy, Killen, building behind the church.

• Island Group, smoke-free. 7pm, Fridays, open-speaker meeting, Highland Park Church of Christ, 600 Geneva Avenue/corner Woodward, Muscle Shoals.

• Keep It Simple Group, smoke-free. 6:30pm Tuesdays, speaker meeting, open; 6:30pm Thursdays, closed discussion. Cross Point Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence.

• La Alegria de Vivir, Spanish speaking, 7-9pm Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, open discussion and non-smoking, St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Building, 1111 E. College St., Florence.

• Lexington 449 Group, smoke free. 8pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, open discussion; Big Book study on Sundays; 8pm Saturdays, open speaker, 6083 Alabama Hwy 101, 3.5 miles north of U.S. 72.

• Monday Maintenance Meeting, 5pm on Mondays, closed discussion, masks required. First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 16751 US-72, Rogersville.

• Permanent Recovery Group, 6:30pm Tuesdays, open Big Book discussion,; 6:30pm Thursdays, open 12&12 discussion. First United Methodist Church, 14596 Market St., Moulton.

• Quad-Cities Group, 11am and 5:30pm, every day, open discussion. 2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, open Big Book discussion. 750 E. Michigan Ave., Muscle Shoals.

• Sheffield Group, smoke-free. 9;30am Sundays closed discussion meeting; 11am Monday-Saturday, open discussion, with closed discussion on Fridays; 6pm Sundays closed discussion, 6pm Wednesdays open speaker meeting; 6pm Fridays newcomer open discussion; 5-7am Tuesdays, women's closed discussion; 7pm Mondays open 12&12 meeting, 7pm Tuesdays and Thursdays closed Big Book meeting; 8pm Saturdays open speaker meeting. 210 E. Second St., Sheffield.

Survivors Group, smoke-free, 5:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Big Book study on Tuesdays, 780 Ford Road, Muscle Shoals. All open discussion.

 

Al-Anon

• Al-Anon meeting schedule: Hope Al-Anon Family Group, 6pm Mondays, Highland Park Church of Christ, 600 Geneva Ave., Muscle Shoals, childcare provided; Florence Daytime Al-Anon Family Group, 11am Tuesdays, Magnolia Church of Christ, 2650 Vulcan Ave., Florence; Paths to Recovery, 6pm Thursdays and 10am Saturdays, CrossPoint Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence, 256-764-4073. Shoals Al-Anon contact phone: 256-648-5777.

• Al-Anon, 6pm Thursdays, First Baptist Church, Jackson Avenue, Russellville.

• Hope Al-Anon and Shoals Al-Teen (ages 12-18), 6pm, Monday, Highland Park Church of Christ, 600 Geneva Ave., Muscle Shoals.

• Florence Freedom AFG, 11am, Tuesday, Mission of Mercy, 414 Tuscaloosa St., Florence.

 

Narcotics Anonymous

• Narcotics Anonymous Survival meets daily, noon and 7pm, 1614 State St., Florence. Nonsmoking. 256-500-8889

• Real Hope, 6-7pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, New Beginning Church, 855 Florence Blvd., Florence. Nonsmoking. 800-239-5509

• Point of Freedom, 7pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, CrossPoint Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence. Nonsmoking.

 

Crisis lines

• Battered or abused women in need of counseling and/or emergency shelter may call Safeplace crisis line, 256-767-6210, 24 hours.

• Rape Crisis Line available 24 hours. 256-767-1100

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