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2017 Calendar of Events for DeKalb County Alabama

DeSoto State Park’s Calendar of Events offer Campfire Talks, Classes, Demonstrations, Guided Interpretive or Fitness Hikes, Guided Tours and Workshops, facilitated by park personnel & many guest speakers. Most programs are free, or charge a small supply fee. More info: www.alapark.com/DeSoto-State-Park-Events or find DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama on Facebook.

True Adventure Sports - Call to plan your adventure today at DeSoto State Park, the Little River Canyon National Preserve and other Lookout Mountain locations.  Outdoor gear, rock climbing, rappelling, wild cave tours, camping, kayaks, clothing and shoes.  Guided trips. Lessons available and team building. Snacks available.  Now renting scooters! Weather info & Tourist info. Email 256-997-9577

Every Saturday Collinsville Trade Day Come to historic town of Collinsville and experience the largest outdoor markets in the south.  We have more than you could possibly see on a Saturday, so plan to come back again and again.  When you get here you will find all kinds of antiques, collectibles, children's toys and clothes, work clothes and boots, fishing gear, fresh fruits and vegetables, furniture, tools and whole lot more.  Collinsville is located on US Highway 11 halfway between Gadsden and Fort Payne, Alabama.  We are located 3 miles from I-59.

Every Saturday & Sunday I-59 Flea Market in Valley Head. Featured on Turner South's JUNKIN', this indoor/outdoor event takes place each Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individual booths Located at Exit 231 off of I-59. 256-635-6899

Third Saturday Sunset Event Every Third Saturday of the month from May to October you can come out and enjoy an afternoon of family fun activities in downtown Fort Payne. This public event will include food, live music, a car show, and more from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 256-996-3857

Open 7 days a week...Alabama Fan Club & Museum in Fort Payne DeKalb County is home of the Country Music Group of the Century, Alabama.  This museum houses the group's many awards and achievements, along with collections from their youth.  Don't forget to purchase Alabama memorabilia at the souvenir/gift shop.  Located at 101 Glenn Blvd. SW in Fort Payne. Call for information at 256-845-1646.

Open Wed., Thurs., & Fri...Fort Payne Depot Museum 5th and Gault Ave. across from Fort Payne City Park. Railroad memorabilia, Dioramas handcrafted back in 1913, Indian artifacts, local history and more! Publications of our local Landmarks Historical Society are available for purchase.  (256) 845-5714.

Year Round...Shady Grove Dude Ranch Horseback Riding and Saddle Rock Golf Course. Alabama's ONLY Dude Ranch is located in Mentone on Lookout Mountain, just off County Rd. 165. 256-634-4344.

December 15... Ski Season Opens Weather Permitting.  Cloudmont Ski Resort.  Call for information 256-634-4344.

Registration is going on now for One World Adventure's Summer Day Camps! This is a great way for children to stay active during the summer while learning about the great outdoors. Our camps are perfect for ages 2-13! We even have activities each Friday night for teens. Locations are convenient for most everyone in the Fort Payne, Valley Head, Mentone, and Lookout Mountain areas. Spaces are limited so Call 256-634-8370 with questions or visit our website for dates and pricing info. 

Open September - November Down on the Farm  Make memories with your family that will last a lifetime. You'll experience hours of enjoyment including a relaxing tractor pulled hayride to the 30 acre pumpkin patch.  Get lost in our 6 acre corn maze.  Enjoy petting and feeding our animals.  Pack a picnic lunch or order from our snack bar.  We look forward to seeing you.  Fridays 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 256-638-6200 or 256-899-6227

FARMERS MARKETS -
Mid-June to Mid-September, weather permitting...
DeKalb County Farmers Market
every Tuesday & Friday, 3pm to 6pm at the VFW Fairgrounds. 18th Street North, Fort Payne. Call the DeKalb County Cooperative Extension for more information at 256-845-8595.
Rainsville Farmers Market  every Thursday, 4pm to 7pm. Rainsville City Park.
May to October, Fort Payne Main Street Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:30am to 1:30pm at Fort Payne City Park (Gault Ave. N. & 4th St. N.) 256-996-2131
Year Round, Mentone Farmers Market every Saturday from 10am to 1pm with fresh produce, eggs & baked goods. 6139 AL Hwy 117 in Mentone. 256-638-1842
Windy Hill Farmers Market runs from March to November on Fridays from 3pm – 6pm. Fresh produce, eggs and meat from the Farm. Located at 445 County Rd 942 in Mentone (Just off Hwy 117).

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June 1 GPS Basic Training and Navigation Class Part 1 Learn how to use a map, compass, and a handheld GPS. Learn basic navigation and how to pinpoint a location for quick return, or quick rescue. Also learn how to search by waypoints or coordinates. True Adventure Sports    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  256-997-9577

June 2 Celestial Navigation This two-hour class is a basic introduction to navigation by the stars. Learn how to navigate without the use of a compass or GPS with the same rules used for almost six thousand years. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577 

June 2 Dusty Smith Live at Vintage 1889 Dusty Smith Live at Vintage 1889 in Fort Payne. All you local folks make plans to come see me at a great local Bar/Restaurant in Fort Payne and stay for the food and drinks! 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-845-3380

June 3 Movin for Main Street 5K and Fun Run Medals to be awarded to the top males and females in the following age groups:  (0-12), (13-15), (16-20), (21-30), (31-40), (41-50), (51-60), (61+). Prizes to be awarded to Overall top male & female in 5K race. Ribbons will be awarded to all Fun Run participants.  Coal and Iron Building; Registration: 7 a.m. and race begins at 8 a.m. Fun Run begins after the 5k at 9 a.m. You can register online.

June 3 Blow An Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.    Orbix Hot Glass.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

June 3 Memories of Mayberry Join the Valley Head Volunteer Fire Department for a great day for the whole family! There will be a cruise in, food, fun, entertainment and more. Special guest will be Barney Fife. All proceeds go to the Fire Department. Will be held in the downtown square of Valley Head. 9 a.m. 256-899-3776 or 256-635-6814

June 3 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 3 Great Outdoors Day hosted by Alabama State Parks Enjoy a fun filled day in the great outdoors!Join Alabama State Parks staff and volunteers for this great event showcasing all the many ways that adventures can be had in the Great Outdoors! Come out to enjoy the park with demonstrations, live animal education programs, info tables, guided fitness & nature hikes…and much more! DeSoto State Park 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $2.00 per vehicle for parking. No entrance fee for event. Great for all ages! For more details on activities, email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov or call 256-997-5025

June 3 DeKalb County Fiddlers' Convention Come and enjoy the 108th Anniversary of the DeKalb Fiddlers’ Convention. Held at the Rotary Pavillion in Fort Payne. Registration starts at 11a.m. with contests at noon. Proceeds go to benefit the BWAC and Ft Payne City Schools Arts in Education Program. Adm is $10, Children 10 and under are free. 256-845-2224

June 3 Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  256-997-9577

June 5 Tiny Tots: Adventures in Nature Join the JSU Field School for fun filled classes just for little kids. Your kids (ages 3-5 years) will learn about animals, plants, bugs, and more all while having fun! 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.  JSU’s Little River Canyon Center: $5 per child (Limit 10 children) Parents remain with children for this program. Pre-registration required by the Friday before the program is scheduled.  256-845-3548

June 6 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m. to Noon 256-997-9577

June 6 – 8 High Adventure Trip This is a 3 day adventure including a Wild Cave Tour, Rock Climbing, An Extreme Night Hike and end with a relaxing canoe trip.  Price includes all activities, attractions, permits, fees, gear, and guides. 10 a.m. 256-997-9577

June 8 Lunch and Learn with James Cowan Eat, chat and enjoy a dynamic speaker line-up with Lunch & Learn, sponsored training sessions taught by innovative business minds.  Each session will provide take-home-and-put-to-use information, which includes topics on leadership, destination retailing, marketing & social media, economic development & incentives, entrepreneurial growth, business processes, and understanding community-initiated development offered to business minded professionals in and around Fort Payne. Held at the Vintage 1889; $15 ticket includes training session, choice of a house special lunch with drink. For every ticket, $5 is also donated towards funding Fort Payne Main Street project initiatives. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 256-845-3380

June 9 Knot Class & Application Introduction and instruction to essential knots and their application for camping, rappelling, rock climbing, outdoor survival, and other applications.  1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 9 Full Moon Paddle Experience Come see Little River at Dusk and watch the full moon rise over the treeline and light up the water. $20 per person.  6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. To register contact 256-634-8370

June 10 HamFest/Tailgate Come join us for the sales and trading of amateur radio gear. Cost is $5 per person at the gate.Each person gets 1 prize ticket,  Everyone welcome. Additional tickets available at the front. Be ready Solar.  Hosted by Dekalb County Amateur Radio Club. Held at the DeKalb VFW Fairgrounds. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 10 Paperweight Class This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about.  Feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.  Please join us for some in-depth discovery at Orbix Hot Glass.  Reservations Required $145 per person. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  256-523-3188

June 10 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 10 2nd Annual  Farm-to-Table BBQ We want to welcome friends and neighbors to The Farm at Windy Hill for our Farm-to-Table BBQ.  We will be serving BBQ plates featuring our own pastured pork, fresh-picked-vegetable sides, and homemade pound cake. We will also have more of those great local musician as well as lawn games for all! We will be selling plates of food (BBQ plates and sandwiches, with a senior discount offered on plates), and the event is free for all to attend. 10 a.m. til 1 p.m.

June 10 Orienteering Class Basic yet essential skills for survival navigation are brought to you in map reading, compass reading, and topography.  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577 

June 10 Blue Grass on the Rim Jacksonville State University presents the premiere Canyon Concert Blue Grass on the Rim at Little River Canyon. Enjoy bluegrass performers play authentic mountain music, guaranteed to resonate with die-hard bluegrass purists as well as followers of folk, country, rhythm & blues and rock & roll. You’ll hear bluegrass talent from around the country. Doors open at 5 p.m. – so arrive early and bring lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends, to sit before the new Canyon Concert outdoor stage adjacent to the beautiful Little River Canyon National Preserve. Food vendors will be on hand along with on-site restrooms and the other comforts of home. Advanced Tickets are $12, Day of the show $20 and kids under 12 are free. 256-782-5697

June 10 T. Graham Brown In Concert T. Graham Brown will be in concert at Chris Roberts School of Music. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the evening will begin with the Canyonland Vocal band at 7 p.m. T. Graham Brown will take the stage with his band at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for dance floor seating and $20 for carpet seating. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 11th and can be purchased at Chris Roberts School of Music, Roger's Pawn, Music, and Jewelry, and Black's Tire in Rainsville. For more information call 256-996-1547

June 11 Forest & Field: Yoga Hike-Little River Trail Interested in starting your day in a positive way? Experience yoga while enjoying the beauty that is Desoto State Park! Join yoga teacher Deidre Brown and park naturalist Brittney Hughes for a great outdoor experience of strengthening yoga poses AND hiking along beautiful trails. This hike will be a mix of trail hiking with an outdoor yoga session. Combining hiking and yoga practice in the great outdoors confers benefits unmatched in any other setting. You get the light cardio and strength-building that hiking offers, the toning, flexibility, and relaxation that yoga offers, and the powerful connection to Mother Nature that being outdoors offers.  This hike will be along the yellow trail following the West Fork of Little River from the DeSoto State Park Lodge onto the historic CCC trailside shelter for some nice views of the river. Moderate hiking, there and back, less than 2 miles. 10 a.m. to Noon DeSoto State Park; Free, but pre-registration is required. Hikes are open to all ages. Email renee@galandtrust.org for more info

June 12 - 16 Overnight Family Camp This is an opportunity for families to explore Lookout Mountain and the surrounding natural places with experienced guides! Each night you will camp under the stars and be amazed each day by the beauty you take it, not to mention the adventure you will experience! Camping, climbing, hiking, canoeing and kayaking in the great outdoors is the perfect way to kick off the best summer vacation ever!! $1250 per family of 4. Additional members $250 each. 256-634-8370

June 12 Zip Line & Sky Swing Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before adventure.   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  256-997-9577

June 13 Bouldering Adventure – Atop Lookout Mountain Come experience first-hand what bouldering is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. No prior climbing or bouldering experience is needed.  Meet at True Adventure Sports. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 14 Mountaineering Adventure This 4-6 hour adventure starts with a rappel into a low light maze where we will stop and anchor part of the way down the rock wall and travel on the rock face mountaineering style to get to our main destination.  True Adventure Sports 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 15 - 18 Alabama Band Fan Appreciation Weekend Fort Payne's own Country music group ALABAMA invite you to their Fan Club & Museum and weekend activities throughout DeKalb County. Tour the Fan Club, attend an autograph session, enjoy concerts, and much more. 800-557-8223

June 15 Afternoon Rock Climb Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about in the afternoon with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed. TAS   2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 15 Forest & Field: Through the Loupe Join naturalists and artists for this creative nature observation hike, combining art & nature! The focus of this nature walk is to reflect your observations of nature using a personal journaling style…..in many different ways! Learn how to keep your own nature journal while strolling along trails in DeSoto State Park. On this hike, we will be using jeweler’s loupes to take a close look at the mosses, lichens and plants that call our forests home. We will use watercolor paints, pens and pencils to record our observations. Art materials are provided, just bring along your favorite notebook. Watch for other events in this series: each one will be different and seasonal!  DeSoto State Park-5 p.m. Free, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited for each event. Hikes are open to ALL ages; minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Email renee@galandtrust.org for more info.

June 15 Singing with the Stars Teddy Gentry and The Children’s Advocacy Center Presents Singing with the Stars! Held at the NACC Lyceum.  Tickets are now on sale! $15 for adults (18 & older), $8 for students (5-18). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Show at 7 p.m. All proceeds go the Children’s Advocacy Center. 256-997-9700

June 16 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 16 Forest & Field: Journal Journey Join naturalists and artists for this creative nature observation hike, combining art & nature! The focus of this nature walk is to reflect your observations of nature using a personal journaling style…..in many different ways! Learn how to keep your own nature journal while strolling along trails in DeSoto State Park. On this hike, we will individually follow the instructions on the signs along the trail to participate in a variety of nature journaling activities. At the end of the path, the entire group will meet up to share our experiences before we hike back. Art materials are provided, just bring along your favorite notebook. Watch for other events in this series: each one will be different and seasonal! DeSoto State Park Meet at the Nature Center next to the Country Store on Co. Rd. 89. Free, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited for each event. Hikes are open to all ages; minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov for more info. 5 p.m.

June 16 Jeff Cook Fan Appreciation Daze Show Come enjoy Jeff Cook and the All Star Goodtime Band for their annual fan appreciation concert. Concert held at DeKalb Theatre in downtown Fort Payne. Doors open at 5 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. Get tickets now at www.jeffcook-agb.com or pick up at the door. $20 each 256-845-2286 ext 7

June 16Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  256-997-9577

June 17 9th Annual Freedom Fest 5K & 10K Don't miss the area's largest fun run/walk. Registration and starting of race is at Broadway Baptist Church in Rainsville. For online registration, contact info and more, visit the website www.racesonline.com Race begins at 8 a.m.

June 17 Forest & Field: Flat-water Kayaking Trip on Little River Take a guided kayaking trip on beautiful Little River to enjoy the early Summer season. Learn about this outstanding water source with its clear water, plant & animal life, and about the history of the area around DeSoto Falls in Dekalb County, Alabama. Roughly 4 miles round trip, with a hammock lunch break included. Kayaks, Life vests, paddles, & hammocks are supplied as well. Kayak weight restriction: 300 pounds. Bring a small pack with lunch and drinking water.  Meet at DeSoto Falls Picnic Area. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free & open to the public. Pre-registration is required; limited to 10 people. Ages 8 and up. Email renee@galandtrust.org for more info

June 17 Rappelling Certification Class This class covers rappelling basics indoor and basics outdoor.  The basics indoor class teaches you about rappelling safety/rappelling gear and its application, rappelling knots and application, and rigging points needed for rappelling. The basics outdoor class reviews safety procedures, knots, gear, and rigging points; then you learn how to safely rappel and do several rappels before returning to the office for the rappelling test and knot exam. Meet at T.A.S. Training Center $165/person Note:  You will receive a class 1 rappelling certification photo ID card upon request and successful completion of this class and exams for a card processing fee of $15.00. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577 

June 17 Third Saturday Downtown Cruise-In You can come out and enjoy an afternoon of family fun activities in downtown Fort Payne. This public event will include food, live music, a car show, and more from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 256-996-3857

June 17 Fan Club Concert with ALABAMA The group Alabama will be performing a concert at the Fan Club.  Limited number of tickets will be available. Must have current Membership number to purchase, or you can purchase a membership to the Alabama Fan Club and then buy tickets to the show. Show is at 7p.m. Limited number of tickets available. On sale March 31, 2017. 256-845-1646

June 17 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 18 Gospel Singing at the Alabama Fan Club All proceeds will go to the Town of Rosalie to help with repairing of tornado destruction.  Show at 2 p.m. ALABAMA Fan Club & Museum (indoor) Limited number of tickets available. Ticket go on sale March 31, 2017. 256-845-1646

June 19 – 23 Overnight Adventure Camp Kids ages 9 – 12 will trek and camp all week in amazing locations along Lookout Mountain and the surrounding areas, learning how to live among a group and take on a range of adventure sports—rock climbing, bouldering, rappelling, canoeing, and kayaking! $375 per camper.  Additional Siblings $350 each 256-634-8370

June 19 Poisonous Plants of Alabama Class This class is a brief overview of many poisonous plants in Alabama. There are many types of poisonous plants, learn how to spot them and what to do if you are affected by them. True Adventure Sports Training Center. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 20 Rock Climbing Adventure Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 21 Creative Kids Days: Incredible Insects  Adventures in Nature Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and neighbors to creatively learn about animals, plants, bugs, and more with JSU Field Schools. Your children (ages 5-10) will want to attend ALL of these hands-on outdoor adventures! 10 am to Noon  JSU’s Little River Canyon Center:  $5 per child; pre-registration required by the Monday prior to the program (Limit 15 kids). Parents remain with children for this program

June 21 Rock Climbing Adventure Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 22 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 23 Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  256-997-9577

June 24-25 Pioneer Saddle Club Quarter Horse Show At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Visit the Alabama Quarter Horse Association 256-638-1650

June 24 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m. to Noon 256-997-9577

June 24 Forest & Field: Native Plant Hike Join us on an exploration of native plants along upper Hurricane Creek, among a stand of old growth Beech trees. Here you will get to see a wide variety of native plants, thriving within this protected land. The guided walk will be led by naturalist Robert Wilson. He will be teaching how to identify plants through certain characteristics and about their culinary or medicinal uses. DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Meet at the Nature Center next to the Country Store on Co. Rd. 89. Will take a short caravan to site. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 10. Hike is open to ALL ages; minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Email renee@galandtrust.org

June 24 Sculpt Your Own Flower Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass?  It’s all about hands on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. Minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 5 in each class.  10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Orbix Hot Glass. Reservations and full payment are required. $75 per person 256-523-3188

June 24 Rainsville Freedom Fest Enjoy fun for the whole family. Activities include the Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, over six hours of live entertainment concluding with a performance by country band EXILE, festival food, arts & crafts and more.  Festivities start at 1 p.m. in the Rainsville city park. Admission will be free. At approximately 8:30 - 8:45 p.m. a big fireworks show will light up the night at the city park. 256-638-7800

June 24 Summer Music Series: Craig Hendricks & Backwoods Revival Sponsored by Little River Arts Council, made possible in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Musicians: Craig Hendricks (6:00-7:00 pm) Backwoods Revival (7:00-8:00) Country/Gospel/Bluegrass 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mentone Inn Pavilion

 June 24 Venomous Reptiles Jacksonville State University Biologist Dr. Chris Murdock returns to talk about venomous reptiles: the facts, the myths and the misunderstandings of these interesting organisms. Meet some live creatures! 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. DeSoto State Park -Fort Payne, Alabama. Nature Center, next to the Country Store on County Road 89.  Free and open to everyone; Great for all ages! Seating is limited, so arrive early. 256-997-5025 or email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov for more details.

June 25 Rappelling Adventure with One World Adventure Explore scenic rock outcroppings along Lookout Mountain-Alabama! No previous experience is necessary to go deeper into nature in this exciting activity! 1 p.m to 4 p.m. Meet at DeSoto Falls  $40 per person Ages 10 and up To register contact Angie Shugart angie@oneworldadventureco.org

June 26 – 29 Pee-Wee Day Camp Ponderosa is offering a day camp session for ages 5-6. Pee-Wee Day Camp will be held Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. $175/camper; Campers will need to bring a swimsuit, towel, and a change of clothes each day. Lunch and snacks will be provided. 

June 26 Adventure Day Camp Session This camp for ages 7-13 builds self-esteem and skills in all things adventurous! Activities range from rappelling, rock climbing, kayaking, and thrill seeking hikes. Children will gain valuable knowledge about the importance of preserving our abundant recreational opportunities. Led by trained and certified outdoor instructors. To request more information, email angie@oneworldadventureco.org

June 26 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 27 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

 June 29 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

June 30 - July 30 Rainsville Summer Shopping Days At a dozen or more participating stores. Many of the Rainsville Chamber's member retailers will offer seasonal merchandise, summertime sales and special offers. 256-638-7800

June 30 Forest Discovery Walk Hosted by One World Adventure Company & DeSoto State Park This walk started in 2014 and is one of One World Adventure’s most popular activities in DeSoto State Park. Join naturalist Robert Wilson for an experiential journey within the forest, taking in every opportunity to learn more about the natural world. Your guide will point out the many native plants of the southern Appalachians, and teaching facts about important uses of particular plants for food, medicine, and craft. Walk will not exceed 1 1/2 hours and is limited to 10 participants. What to bring: Water bottle, notebook and pencil, camera. DeSoto State Park; 8 a.m. $7 per person with kids free. Pre-registration is required-limited to 10 participants. Email angie@oneworldadventureco.org to pre-register. For questions, contact Robert at sps@sevenpinessurvival.com

June 30 - July 1 DeSoto State Park's Independence Day Celebration DeSoto State Park's Annual Independence Day events atop Lookout Mountain. This annual event is fun for both children & adults! Participate in the flag making contest, materials & flag-making rules will be available at the campground pavilion in the Campground starting Thursday, June 29th. Flags MUST be turned in no later than 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 1st. Turn in flags at DeSoto's Nature Center, sit back & enjoy DeSoto's parade, & eat home-made ice cream at the annual ice cream social. DeSoto State Park; Free to the Public; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025

June 30 Independence Day Celebration in Fort Payne The City of Fort Payne invites you to a wonderful celebration with free hot dogs, soft drinks, American flags, live entertainment, and a fantastic fireworks display. Event takes place at the Fort Payne High School football stadium and begins at dusk. 256-845-1524

June 30 Friday Night Seafood Buffet at the Mountain Inn Restaurant in DeSoto State Park Popcorn Shrimp, Grilled Tilapia, Fried Catfish Filets, Stuffed Crab, Oysters, Whole Catfish, Seafood Gumbo, Baked Potatoes & More! Includes Full Salad Bar, Tea & Coffee, & Dessert. $18.95 for Adults $8.95 for Children.  Side order of Crab Legs, Extra Charge of $9.95 per 1 lb.order 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call DeSoto State Park Lodge for Details. 256-845-5380

June 30 Splish & Splash Pool Party Join the fun at our 5th Annual Splish & Splash Pool Party! Cool off in our Olympic-size pool, play pool games, eat home-made ice cream, & enter for door prizes! $1 per person-admission fee. 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

July

July 1 Kayak Rentals @ the Boat Shack Rent sit on top kayaks and canoes to enjoy a peaceful paddle on Little River. Desoto Falls 3 hour rental - $30 kayak $45 tandem kayak or canoe.  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 256-634-8370 

July 1 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

 July 1 Rappelling Adventure with One World Adventure Explore scenic rock outcroppings along Lookout Mountain-Alabama! No previous experience is necessary to go deeper into nature in this exciting activity! 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at DeSoto Falls  $40 per person Ages 10 and up To register contact Angie Shugart angie@oneworldadventureco.org  

July 1 Independence Day Parade This annual event is fun for both children & adults! Decorate your vehicle to show your spirit! Parade will start at 3 p.m. Begins at DeSoto's Park Headquarters & ends in DeSoto's Campground in time for the Ice Cream Social at 4 p.m. If you wish to ride along, meet at DeSoto's Park Headquarters or Improved campground gate a few minutes before 3 p.m. We would love to have you join us in celebrating our Country’s Independence Day! Free to participate! Bring your own comfortable camp chair as seating is limited. Free to participate, & open to everyone!

 July 1-2 NBHA District 01 Barrel Racing At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. National Barrel Horse Association AL district 01. 256-638-1650

July 1 Summer Music Series: Lost In Tyme & Lydia Randolph Sponsored by Little River Arts Council, made possible in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Musicians: Lost In Tyme (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.) “Art For the Children” with Lydia Randolph. (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) DeSoto state Park Campfire Ring in the Campground.

 July 1 Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  256-997-9577  

 July 2 Kayak Rentals @ the Boat Shack Rent sit on top kayaks and canoes to enjoy a peaceful paddle on Little River. Desoto Falls 3 hour rental - $30 kayak $45 tandem kayak or canoe.  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 256-634-8370 

 July 2 – 7 Teen Camp Week "Next Step Camp" for Teens is a week of camp specifically designed for the adventurous teenager with a passion for the outdoors and a desire to learn more about God's word! This week is filled with exciting off-campus adventures including white water rafting, rappelling, zip-lining, and more. Hosted by Ponderosa Student Ministries - Ponderosa Bible Camp $725 for the week.    

July 2 Rappelling Adventure with One World Adventure Explore scenic rock outcroppings along Lookout Mountain-Alabama! No previous experience is necessary to go deeper into nature in this exciting activity! 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at DeSoto Falls  $40 per person Ages 10 and up To register contact Angie Shugart angie@oneworldadventureco.org  

July 2 Claire Donohue in Concert Come enjoy the sultry voice of Clare Donohue, who will be accompanied by Stephen Powerson guitar, Dave Schwab on the upright bass, Jim Crumble on drums and Ken Watters on trumpet, in what promises to be a great afternoon of jazz. Admission is $15. Call 256-674-3366 or email mentoneartscenter@gmail.com.

July 3 Kayak Rentals @ the Boat Shack Rent sit on top kayaks and canoes to enjoy a peaceful paddle on Little River. Desoto Falls 3 hour rental - $30 kayak $45 tandem kayak or canoe.  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 256-634-8370 

July 4 Kayak Rentals @ the Boat Shack Rent sit on top kayaks and canoes to enjoy a peaceful paddle on Little River. Desoto Falls 3 hour rental - $30 kayak $45 tandem kayak or canoe.  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 256-634-8370 

July 4 Rappelling Adventure with One World Adventure Explore scenic rock outcroppings along Lookout Mountain-Alabama! No previous experience is necessary to go deeper into nature in this exciting activity! 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at DeSoto Falls  $40 per person Ages 10 and up To register contact Angie Shugart angie@oneworldadventureco.org

July 4 34th Annual Sand Mountain Potato Festival Sand Mountain is well known for its rich diversity of agricultural products, including potatoes. Celebrate our heritage with live music, arts and crafts, entertainment, games and fireworks. Event begins at 10 a.m. and culminates with a beautiful fireworks display. 256-657-6282

July 4 - 6 High Adventure Trip This is a 3 day adventure including a Wild Cave Tour, Rock Climbing, An Extreme Night Hike and end with a relaxing canoe trip.  Price includes all activities, attractions, permits, fees, gear, and guides. 10 a.m. 256-997-9577

July 5 Kayak Rentals @ the Boat Shack Rent sit on top kayaks and canoes to enjoy a peaceful paddle on Little River. Desoto Falls 3 hour rental - $30 kayak $45 tandem kayak or canoe.  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 256-634-8370   

July 5 Rappelling Adventure with One World Adventure Explore scenic rock outcroppings along Lookout Mountain-Alabama! No previous experience is necessary to go deeper into nature in this exciting activity! 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at DeSoto Falls  $40 per person Ages 10 and up To register contact Angie Shugart angie@oneworldadventureco.org  

July 5 Get Tickets Now! North Lookout Mountain Fire Protection District Fundraiser  The NLMFPD presents their 1st annual fundraising raffle. You can win a grocery shopping spree. Estimated Value of $1200. Drawing will be held on July 5. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the PriceLess IGA or may be purchased online at www.NorthLookoutMountainFPD.com

July 6 – 9 Alabama State 4-H Horse Show Northeast Alabama Agribusiness Center in Rainsville. 256-638-1650

July 7 Kayak Rentals @ the Boat Shack Rent sit on top kayaks and canoes to enjoy a peaceful paddle on Little River. Desoto Falls 3 hour rental - $30 kayak $45 tandem kayak or canoe.  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 256-634-8370 

July 7 GPS Basic Training and Navigation Class Part 1 Learn how to use a map, compass, and a handheld GPS. Learn basic navigation and how to pinpoint a location for quick return, or quick rescue. Also learn how to search by waypoints or coordinates. True Adventure Sports    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  256-997-9577

 July 7-9 and 14-16 NACC Theatre presents “Almost, Maine” Join the NACC Theatre Deartment as they present “ Almost Maine”. Held at the Tom Bevill Lyceum on the campus of Northeast Alabama Community College. Friday-Saturday evening performances will begin at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees will begin at 2 p.m. All seats are reserved, and tickets are $5 each. Tickets go on sale to patrons on May 30 and the general public on June 13. Phone the theatre department at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001 x 2218

July 7 Friday Night Seafood Buffet at the Mountain Inn Restaurant in DeSoto State Park Popcorn Shrimp, Grilled Tilapia, Fried Catfish Filets, Stuffed Crab, Oysters, Whole Catfish, Seafood Gumbo, Baked Potatoes & More! Includes Full Salad Bar, Tea & Coffee, & Dessert. $18.95 for Adults $8.95 for Children.  Side order of Crab Legs, Extra Charge of $9.95 per 1 lb.order 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call DeSoto State Park Lodge for Details. 256-845-5380

July 8 Kayak Rentals @ the Boat Shack Rent sit on top kayaks and canoes to enjoy a peaceful paddle on Little River. Desoto Falls 3 hour rental - $30 kayak $45 tandem kayak or canoe.  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 256-634-8370 

July 8 Blow An Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.    Orbix Hot Glass.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

July 8 2nd Annual  Farm-to-Table BBQ We want to welcome friends and neighbors to The Farm at Windy Hill for our Farm-to-Table BBQ.  We will be serving BBQ plates featuring our own pastured pork, fresh-picked-vegetable sides, and homemade pound cake. We will also have more of those great local musician as well as lawn games for all! We will be selling plates of food (BBQ plates and sandwiches, with a senior discount offered on plates), and the event is free for all to attend. 10 a.m. til 1 p.m.

July 8 Rappelling Adventure with One World Adventure Explore scenic rock outcroppings along Lookout Mountain-Alabama! No previous experience is necessary to go deeper into nature in this exciting activity! 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at DeSoto Falls  $40 per person Ages 10 and up To register contact Angie Shugart angie@oneworldadventureco.org  

July 8 ‘Creek Kids’ Watershed Workshop Learning about our water….not just for kids!  Experience a view of Little River’s watershed and how it connects to the rest of Alabama and our oceans. Many species of fish and aquatic invertebrates, including some types of crayfish, mussels, and snails, live only in Alabama. Participants have a good chance of observing some species only found in certain Alabama streams & rivers; they will learn about the impacts of dams on waterways, & learn how pollution moves through aquatic environments.  We will take a short walk to Laurel Creek & the West Fork of Little River for a dip to a view native fish & invertebrates such as crayfish, mussels, and snails up close. A VERY fun way to explore and cool down at the same time! Meet at the DeSoto State Park Nature Center on County Road 89. Participants should bring a lunch/snacks/water, clothes & footwear suitable for the river. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free & open to ages 8 to adult. Pre-registration is required, please call 256-997-5025

July 8 YES, I CAN! Canning Fruits & Vegetables Workshop Learn all about home canning. This is a “hands on” workshop and at the end of the day you will leave with two jars of finished product, recipes, confidence and knowledge of how to can at home. We will be canning blueberry jam, peach slices, bread and butter pickles and tomatoes. Instructor is Mary Alice Stout, who has canned and taught canning for over 50 years! You may recall Mary Alice from Mama’s Craft and Rock Shop in Cloudland, GA.Bring a paring knife and a brown bag lunch.  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. DeSoto State Park; $20 per person. Workshop is limited to 10, so pre-registration is required. 256-997-5025

July 8 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

July 8 Cruising the Park Every second Saturday from April to October. Enjoy corn-hole tournaments, inflatables, 50/50 drawings, food and live music. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rainsville City Park. Contact Gene Wright at 256-996-4846

July 9 Kayak Rentals @ the Boat Shack Rent sit on top kayaks and canoes to enjoy a peaceful paddle on Little River. Desoto Falls 3 hour rental - $30 kayak $45 tandem kayak or canoe.  1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 256-634-8370 

July 9 Rappelling Adventure with One World Adventure Explore scenic rock outcroppings along Lookout Mountain-Alabama! No previous experience is necessary to go deeper into nature in this exciting activity! 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at DeSoto Falls  $40 per person Ages 10 and up To register contact Angie Shugart angie@oneworldadventureco.org

July 10 Rappelling Certification Class This class covers rappelling basics indoor and basics outdoor.  The basics indoor class teaches you about rappelling safety/rappelling gear and its application, rappelling knots and application, and rigging points needed for rappelling. The basics outdoor class reviews safety procedures, knots, gear, and rigging points; then you learn how to safely rappel and do several rappels before returning to the office for the rappelling test and knot exam. Meet at T.A.S. Training Center $165/person Note:  You will receive a class 1 rappelling certification photo ID card upon request and successful completion of this class and exams for a card processing fee of $15.00. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577 

July 10-13 Southeastern Survival Camp This fun and active day camp teaches children practical skills in the outdoors. Activities range from basic nature/environmental education such as plant ID, animal tracking and true survival skills. Campers will gain confidence and comfort in being outdoors. Led by a certified Alabama Naturalist & survival expert. One World Adventure in Mentone 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Ages: 7-13 (Boys & Girls) Cost: Based on income; To register contact Angie Shugart angie@oneworldadventureco.org or 256-634-8370

July 11 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577  

July 12 Lookout Mountain Wholistic Center Anniversary Dinner

July 13 Poisonous Plants of Alabama Class This class is a brief overview of many poisonous plants in Alabama. There are many types of poisonous plants, learn how to spot them and what to do if you are affected by them. True Adventure Sports Training Center. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 256-997-9577  

July 14 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577  

 July 15 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

July 15 Sculpt Your Own Flower Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass?  It’s all about hands on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. Minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 5 in each class.  10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Orbix Hot Glass. Reservations and full payment are required. $75 per person 256-523-3188

July 15 Third Saturday Downtown Cruise-In You can come out and enjoy an afternoon of family fun activities in downtown Fort Payne. This public event will include food, live music, a car show, and more from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 256-996-3857

July 17 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

July 17 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing at night. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577  

July 18 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

July 19 Afternoon Rock Climb Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about in the afternoon with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed. TAS   2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577  

July 20 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m. to Noon 256-997-9577  

July 21 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

July 22 Paperweight Class This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about.  Feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.  Please join us for some in-depth discovery at Orbix Hot Glass.  Reservations Required $145 per person. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  256-523-3188

July 22 Rock Climbing Adventure Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

July 22 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

July 24 – August 1 Teen Leadership Camp An opportunity for teens ages 13-17 to take on meaningful outdoor leadership roles within all areas of their life. They will push their limits on a nine-day expedition in the wilderness and grow their outdoor skills, building lasting knowledge and experience they can use throughout their lives. This program is ideal for youth who are going into education or plan to work with youth in any capacity. $675.00 Additional Siblings $650 each. 256-634-8370

July 29 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August

August 3 - 6 31st Annual World’s Longest Yard Sale Travel the scenic byways of America for more than 450-miles of yard sales and unique treasure finds. Follow the Lookout Mountain Parkway from Gadsden, Alabama to Chattanooga, TN for the southern portion of the sale. Connect with the U.S. Highway 127 in Chattanooga for the remainder of the route to Hudson, MI. 888-805-4740   

August 26 13th Annual Fyffe UFO Day Hot Air Balloon Rides showcase this unique family outing! Arts and crafts, children’s games, food vendors, antique tractors, live entertainment, street dance and much more make this event fun for the whole family. Gates open at 9 a.m. and music starts at 10 a.m. 256-623-2222

 

September

September 9 Sculpt Your Own Flower Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass?  It’s all about hands on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. Minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 5 in each class.  10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Orbix Hot Glass. Reservations and full payment are required. $75 per person 256-523-3188

September 16 Paperweight Class This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about.  Feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.  Please join us for some in-depth discovery at Orbix Hot Glass.  Reservations Required $145 per person. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  256-523-3188

September 16 Boom Days Heritage Celebration This annual art and musical event displays citizens of Fort Payne taking a second look at their past and the heritage passed down to them through the arts and crafts of our area.  Many events will take place the week prior to the celebration on Saturday. The Boom Days Heritage Celebration will feature many of these facets in the presentation of musical performances as well as art displays in City Park.  10 a.m.  256-845-1524  

September 22 - 23 Collinsville Annual Quilt Walk Stroll through the beautiful historic Victorian homes of downtown Collinsville and view some of the most wonderfully handcrafted quilts you have ever seen. Hours are Friday Noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 256-524-3296

September 23 Blow An Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.    Orbix Hot Glass.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

October

October 21 - 22 Mentone Colorfest Come and enjoy the Fall season at the annual Mentone Colorfest. This event is filled with arts, crafts, great food, live entertainment and much more. It is held at the scenic Mentone Brow Park and downtown Mentone on Saturday and Sunday. mentonecolorfest@gmail.com

November

November 4 9th Annual Canyon Fest: A Celebration of Arts and Nature Little River Canyon Field School and Interpretive Center want you to come and enjoy live music, nature and arts activities, arts demonstrations and sales, great food, vendors, children's activities and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-782-5697

November 11 Collinsville Historic Turkey Trot Join us for food, fun and games. An antique car and tractor show, turkey shoot, cake walk, and historic “turkey toss” from the roof of a building make this an event fun for all ages. Sponsored in part by the Collinsville Historic Association. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-524-2788

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