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2016 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.

Every fourth Saturday from January to October Little River Canyon Center River Rhythms Nature & Art Family Fun Program Join Jacksonville State University’s Canyon Center staff, partners and volunteers  of the month for fun nature programs including hikes, crafts, games, nature talks, activities and more.  There is a different program each month. 1 pm - 3 pm; No Fee, For more information, please call Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697.

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 24 - November 5th 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.
June to October, Fort Payne Main Street Farmers Market every Saturday from 8am to 11am 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 Summer 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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September

September 1 Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports  Noon to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 2 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

September 3 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.  9 a.m. t0 10 a.m. Reservations are required. 256-523-3188

September 3 Paracord Survival Bracelet Workshop: Beginner's Class Paracord has a million uses and handy to have around. Since it is so helpful people like to weave paracord into bracelets called survival bracelets. In the Beginner class you will learn how to make 2 types of paracord bracelets. The first bracelet will be an Oat Spike Sinnet bracelet. Once you get the hang of working with paracord, then we will move on to the Cobra bracelet. This workshop is for 8 years old and older. All ages welcome. All supplies provided. 10 a.m. to noon.  DeSoto State Park $10 supply fee. Workshop is limited to 10 people, so pre-registration is required.  256-997-5025                                             

September 3 Paracord Frog Paracord is often called survival cord because it has so many uses. This cord can hold 550lb and can be used for making shelters, rafts, fishing and many more things. A survival bracelet typically only has between 7 and 10 feet of paracord woven in to it. In this class you get a chance to work with paracord to create something new and very different from a bracelet: a frog.  All materials are provided. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama (Location disclosed at time of registration) $5.00 supply fee. Workshop is limited to 10 people (ages 8 to adult), so pre-registration is required. 256-997-5025

September 3 Treasure Hunt Adventure Do you enjoy trying to solve riddles and clues?  This 5-hour adventure will take you deep into the heart of a cave.  You will have to solve and follow each clue in order to find the next one, and ultimately the Treasure!  TAS 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 3 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

September 5 Ider Mule Day This annual event showcases Sand Mountain’s rich agricultural heritage. Enjoy a parade of mules, horses, carriages, antique tractors and more. A horse pull, mule pull, antique tractors and cars, arts and crafts, food, children’s games, and so much more make this day one you won’t want to miss. Event takes place in the town of Ider and begins at 9:30 a.m. 256-657-4184

September 5 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

September 7 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

September 8 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

September 9 Mountain Bike Tour This tour explores some beautiful trails and paths atop Lookout Mountain or Sand Mountain. Come have an enjoyable ride without the fear of getting lost. This three hour tour includes a mountain bike rental, instruction, and a guide for safety, direction, and information. Meet at True Adventure Sports 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 9 GPS Basics Training and Navigation Class Part 2 You will learn to find a beacon placed in the woods as a SAR attempt while knowing your position, and the position of your teammates. True Adventure Sports 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  256-997-9577 

September 9 Campfire Talk: Weather Wonders Meteorologist Tim Troutman with the National Weather Service will be providing a severe weather safety presentation that will highlight all of the weather hazards that affect residents in north Alabama. Some of the topics that Tim will discuss will include: Severe storms, tornadoes, flash flooding, lightning safety, winter weather and weather safety. DeSoto State Park’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground. Free to the Public; Great for all ages! Call 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. 256-997-5025

September 10 - 11 Yoga On The Mountain  Start your morning off right with Dee Brown. Classes are held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at DeSoto State Park. Cost is $5. To register contact 256-634-8370

September 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. Reservations Required $135 per person. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  256-523-3188

September 10 Grayson's Walk We are excited to announce Grayson's of Life 5K to be held at Rainsville City Park. Proceeds will benefit local hospitals! Fun, food and fellowship for the whole family! Walk begins at 9 a.m.  Registration can be completed online or by contacting Holly Evans at 256-469-1827 or email at holly_graysonsmom@graysonswalk.com

September 10 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

September 10 DeKalb County Tornado Memorial Benefit Car Show Come join the fun! Open to cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles & other vehicles of interest. Trophies will be awarded to “best in Show” winners in all categories. Also featuring food vendors, bake sale, auction and music. All proceeds will go toward the upkeep of the tornado memorial. DeKalb schools Coliseum 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 256-996-4846 or 256-717-7256

September 12 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

September 13 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

September 15 Mayors Cup Golf Tournament It will be a 4 man scramble held at DeSoto Golf Course with a 8:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. shot gun start. Over $1200 in cash prizes to be given away.  All proceeds will go to the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce.  For more information call 256-845-2741

September 15 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

September 15 The Ragtime Gala Presented by RadioVizions Boom Days is teaming up with RadioVizions and the Big Wills Art Coun cil to present the first-ever Boom Days Gala. An evening brimming with 1920’s themed costumes, live music, food and drinks. Gala will feature Blair Crimmins & the Hookers. Iron & Coal Building. Tickets are $20. 7 p.m. 256-997-0396

September 16-17 Vintage Pickin’ Barn Sale Shop from some of the best vendors from around the South! Vintage marketplace featuring: Farmhouse • Primitives • Rustic Junk • Industrial •Shabby & French Country • Repurposed goods and more. There will be live music and local food vendors! Priority Pickin' Passes for both days are $15 for private 3-hour shopping day of the event from 9 a.m. to Noon. General admission tickets are $6 per day and sale runs from Noon to 5 p.m.

September 16 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.  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 16 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

September 16 Boom Days Friday Night Kick-Off Two tribute bands, honoring Guns N Roses and AC/DC, will take the main stage near the Rotary Pavilion. Appetite For Destruction will perform first, then followed by Highway to Hell. Music starts at 7 p.m.   

September 16 Campfire Talk: Butterflies of Alabama Join lepidopterist and photographer, Vitaly Charny, co-author of 'Butterflies of Alabama' to learn about the many species of butterflies in the great state of Alabama. Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish.  7:00-8:00 p.m. Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Campfire Ring in the Improved campground, next to campsite 93. Gate will open 30 minutes before program starts. (held in nature center in case of inclement weather) 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free to the Public; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025

September 17 Fort Payne Three Arts Boom Days 5k & Fun Run The Fort Payne Three Arts club will host a Boom Days 5K & Fun Run. Will start on the corner of 5th and Gault. Registration will be from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and race will start at 8 a.m. Fun Run to follow. Register at www.racesonline.com or call 256-996-6441

September 17 Mid-South Paint Horse Show Come and enjoy a day of it! You can see the horses work and the beauty that each one has in color and talent. Held at the Northeast Alabama Agri Business Center in Rainsville. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. 256-638-1650

September 17 Medicinal Plants and Alternative Medicines This workshop is designed for the entire family to learn how to make teas and identify common plants. This program will be presented by Francine Hutchinson, local botanist and frequent Field School Instructor.  Little River Canyon Center. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $20 per person; pre-registration required. 256-782-8010

September 17 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  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 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

September 17 Humane Society 9th Annual Pet Pawrade Come and show off your pet in  the HS/AR DeKalb Pet Pawrade. This is an Annual event of the Boom Days Celebration. The tent will be located at the Alabama Walking Park.   Registration is $15 minimum donation and begins at 9:30 a.m. & the parade kicks off at 10 a.m. 256-997-9180

September 17 Chalk Walk at the Depot Sign up and come join us at our Chalk Walk at the Depot. Open to all ages and prizes will be given. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

September 17 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 17 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

September 17 16th Annual John Benge Commemorative Motorcycle Ride We welcome you to join us as we ride in commemoration of DeKalb County's Cherokee Indian Heritage and all Indian Nations who were forced to walk on the Infamous Trail of Tears. The ride is strictly voluntary and you Ride at Your Own Risk. The John Benge Ride is in remembrance of those who walked this trail and brings awareness to this tragedy.

September 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

September 17 Campfire Talk: Dragonflies & Damselflies Join lepidopterist and photographer, Vitaly Charny, to learn more about the fascinating life-cycle of Alabama’s Dragonflies and Damselflies. Stunning photographs to see! Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. DeSoto’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (In case of inclement weather will be located in Nature Center). 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free to the Public; Great for all ages! Call 256-997-5025

September 17 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing. 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

September 19 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

September 20 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

September 20 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

September 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.  2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 23 - 24 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 4 p.m. 256-524-3296

September 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

September 24 Valley Head Cemetery 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run The Valley Head Cemetery Association is holding a 5k run/walk.  All the proceeds will go toward maintaining the cemetery. Register by September 9 to guarantee a t-shirt. Online registration closes on September 16. Race begins and ends at Valley Head Cemetery. Race is on rain or shine. $25 5k Run/Walk, $20 Fun Run, $15 shirt only.  Registration day of race at 7 a.m. and race begins at 8 a.m. www.racesonline.com or 256-657-1616

September 24 Festival At The Falls Come and bring the family to great day of appreciation at High Falls Park in Gerladine. There will be food, live entertainment and inflatables for the kids. Gates open at 10 a.m. 256-659-4683

September 24 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

September 26 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

September 26 – October 1 The 61st Annual DeKalb County VFW Agricultural Fair Rides on the midway, great food, live entertainment, livestock exhibits, agricultural displays, awards, and so much more. Held at the VFW Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m. 256-845-4752

September 26 Ladies Paint Night Join us for a fun night of painting as we raise funds for a great organization. Special guest will be speaker Karmen Smith, artist Lydia Randolph and music by Savannah Sibert. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center. DeKalb Theatre Courtyard. 6 p.m. Call for reservations 256-997-9700

September 26 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing. 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

September 28 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. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 29 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

September 30 Campfire Talk: Herbs Around Your Home Join us for a fun campfire talk in the Great Outdoors! Amphibians and reptiles comprise about 17,000 species of vertebrates on this planet, and surprisingly, many species are ‘comfortable’ living with people.  Come join Dr. George Cline (aka Dr. Frog) and his friends as he presents this talk about these ‘friends’ that live among us. Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. DeSoto State Park’s Campfire Ring; Free & open to the Public; Great for all ages!  256- 997-5025

September 30 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

October

October 1 - 2 Hunting and Outdoor Show The Agri-Business Cemter will host a hunting and outdoor show.  Jase Roberson will be at the Expo on October 1st and 2nd along with, Chris Lane, 2012 Bassmaster Classic Winner on October 2nd. This will be a huge event with over 123 exhibitors with great hunting, fishing, and outdoor products. Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center.  Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. 256-638-1650

October 1 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.  9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Reservations are required. 256-523-3188

October 1 John Deere Day At Down On The Farm Come and join Down On The Farm as they have a John Deere Day. Enjoy the maze, pumpkin patch and playground along with free balloons and hot dogs. 10 a.m. 256-638-6200

October 1 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

October 1 Campfire Talk: Amphibian Reproduction Come and join Dr. George Cline (aka Dr. Frog) as he tells the truer story of how frogs breed. Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. DeSoto State Park’s Campfire Ring; Free & open to the Public; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025

October 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

October 4 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. Noon to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

October 6 A 4 Week Beginning Wheel Class Have fun while learning the technique of making pottery on an electric potters wheel.  Basics of centering and making your first vessel.  You will be proud of your piece of art for years to come.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  Bring an apron, towel, brown bag lunch and a drink.  Be prepared to get dirty.  We will have fun playing in the mud!  Your class purchase includes 25 lbs of clay to work with. We fire and glaze your finished pieces for you.  You also will have 10 hours of open studio time, where you use your own supplies and tools with no instruction.  $195 Morning Class 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Evening Class 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-635-6863

October 6 RadioVisions with Phil Weaver, Classical Guitarist RadioVisions is a series of musical "House Concerts" that are produced before a live audience for syndication to radio networks. Artist reception is at 6 p.m. and the concert at 7 p.m. The Fort Payne Coal and Iron Building-501 North Gault Ave. $10 donation, includes an artist receptions.  Due to limited seating, reservations are suggested. 256-979-1910 or 256-845-0203

October 6 The John Conlee Show Join us for a night of Country music at the Historic DeKalb Theatre in Downtown Fort Payne with John Conlee. Doors open at 6 pm. Show is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-0396

October 8 5th Annual Little River Canyon Half Marathon The Little River Canyon Center will host its 4th annual “Little River Half Marathon.  Little River Canyon Center: 8 a.m. $50 fee; pre-registration required. 256-782-5697

October 8 2nd Annual DeKalb County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association 5K Fun Run/Walk Door prizes, vendors and silent auction. There will be face painting , games and inflatables for the kids. Registration is $20 single, $35 couple, $15 group of 10 or more and children under 12 are free. Free t-shirt for the first 300 paid registration. Northeast Alabama Community College Walking Trail. Later registration starts at 8 am and Race at 9 am. greg@afapa.org or call 256-304-0456

October 8 Customer Appreciation Day The United Grocery Outlet will be hosting a customer appreciation day. Receive discounts, goody bags and more. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 256-997-0722

October 8 Christmas at Eddie's This 31st annual decorating of Eddie’s Garden Center in Henagar is a fun tradition. With over 140 Christmas trees, each with individual themes, it’s impossible to see everything in just one trip. Stroll through the Christmas Wonderland and see how each room has been tastefully decorated for the holidays. Ornaments ranging from western to whimsical, cartoons to retro. Open regular store hours and special holiday hours during Thanksgiving and on Sundays. Eddie’s is located in Henagar at 9112 AL Highway 40. 256-657-3841

October 8 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. Reservations Required $135 per person. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  256-523-3188

October 8 Bird Feeder Handbuilding Hand building is a technique that requires no prior experience working with clay.  Given a bit of direction, some ideas and simple tools you can create a beautiful original piece of art.  Our professional artists guarantee you will proudly display your finished piece.  You will proudly show it off to your family and friends. Examples shown are some that were made by folks with NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OR INSTRUCTION. All clay and tools are provided.  We fire and glaze your finished piece and you will be able to pick it up in 2 weeks.  All you need to bring is yourself, an old towel for wiping your hands, a snack and beverage if you like and be prepared to have fun! 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 256-635-6863

October 8 Dutch Oven Campfire Cooking Demonstration Dutch ovens have been in use for hundreds of years; especially when our country was expanding and families were on the move. Unable to bring their large cook stoves with them, women learned how to cook entire meals from stews & soups to bread & desserts, in their Dutch ovens. Stop in anytime and check out the basics of cooking in a Dutch oven, and sample any food we have coming off the fire! DeSoto State Park’s Campfire Ring. Starts around 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Free & open to everyone; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025  

October 8 1st Annual Fiesta Cultural Latina In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Fort Payne Main Street will host the. Join us as we celebrate Latin culture in our community. The festival will feature authentic Latin foods, crafts, dance and music. Held at the Rotary Pavilion in Downtown Fort Payne. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you would like to volunteer or participate in this event, please contact Beverly Pike, Executive Director, Fort Payne Main Street 256-996-2131

October 10 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

October 11 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

October 12 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

October 13 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

October 13 The DeKalb County Master Gardeners Presents “The Art of Pruning” This is bring your lunch and learn program about the art of pruning.  Waters will be available, so just bring your lunch and enjoy learning. Drinks will be provided. The Coal and Iron Building on the corner of Gault and 5th Street NW. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

October 13 Sav-A-Life Annual Banquet Sav-A-Life of DeKalb County will host their  annual fund-raising banquet at the Christian Life Center of First United Methodist Church of Fort Payne.  Tickets are $20 per person. Meal will begin at 6 p.m. Call 256-845-0838 for more information

October 14 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

October 15 – 16 Mentone Colorfest Come and enjoy the Fall season at the annual Mentone Colorfest. This event is filled with arts, crafts, great food, and live entertainment. Aside from our very talented arts and crafts vendors, you will also be able to enjoy scarecrow holler, a scavenger hunt, a variety of local musicians, a 5K run/walk, scenic boat tours, romantic carriage rides, a children's area and much more. It is held at the scenic Mentone Brow Park on Saturday and Sunday. You can also enjoy evening entertainment with live music and food from 5pm to 8pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Admission is FREE!  For more information about the Colorfest, email us at MentoneColorfest@gmail.com.

October 15 Heil Enviromental Color Run This year, your annual Heil 5K will be complete with all the fun of color run. Enjoy an out and cack course starting and ending at Heil. This event is open to the public ad perfect for all fitness levels.  All participants will receive a white color tun t-shirt and custom finisher metal. www.racesonline.com Registration 8:15 to 8:45 and race at 9 a.m. Early registration is $30 and race day is $35

October 15 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  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 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

October 15 3rd Annual Forklift Rodeo The Forklift rodeo consists of 2 obstacle courses & basketball shoot. All competitors get a free t-shirt and the sinning team will receive $500 to be donated to the charity of its choice. Trophies going to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers. Competition begins at 9 a.m.  at Heil

October 15 Heil Environmental 4th Annual Harvest Festival Heil Environmental is hosting the 4th Annual Harvest Festival on their campus.  The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at the gate for $1.  All proceeds will benefit local charities in DeKalb County. We hope to see you there. Event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-304-2201 

October 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

October 15 Mountain Bike Tour This tour explores some beautiful trails and paths atop Lookout Mountain or Sand Mountain. Come have an enjoyable ride without the fear of getting lost. This three hour tour includes a mountain bike rental, instruction, and a guide for safety, direction, and information. Meet at True Adventure Sports 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

October 17 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 1 p.m. 256-997-9577

October 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

October 18 ‘The Pocket”  Trail Hike Join botanist, Brittney Hughes, from DeSoto State Park, and Conservation Director, Renee Raney for a botanical gallivant at one of the most enchanted habitats in the southeast-"The Pocket" on Pigeon Mountain. The ‘Pocket” is a local name for this beautiful hidden spot located in the Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Management Area in Georgia. This section of the management area is formally called the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail, and is about an hour away from Fort Payne, Alabama. It is a must-see for wildflowers any time of year, and also for the scenic beauty year-around. A wonderful place to explore! This will be an easy to moderate hike. The start of the Shirley Miller Wildflower trail has a low boardwalk at first, where you can see wildflowers blooming galore without trampling them. Then where the boardwalk ends there is a short moderate hike to the end of the ‘Pocket”, where there are 2 waterfalls, a small cave section, and high cliffs to see. Plenty of places to explore much like the Walls of Jericho. Meet at DeSoto State Park’s Country Store, 9 a.m. will depart around 9:15 a.m. We will caravan to the parking area. Will try to be back to the Country Store around 4 p.m.  Bring a day pack with lunch, snacks, drinks and whatever you need to survive the day! $15 per person (space is limited) 256-447-1006

October 18 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

October 18 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

October 20 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

October 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.  2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

October 21 Beginning Wheel Class Turn pots for yourself. Learn the technique used to make all the wonderful pottery you see featured at Miracle Pottery. Experience a fun and memorable evening to share with friends and family. Founder, Valinda Miracle will lead the class.  Supplies included (includes firing your finished piece) Bring a few old towels or rags for laps and hands. Apron if desired. Bring something to snack on if you like and a beverage. $80 Must buy ticket 4p.m. to 8 p.m

October 21 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

October 22 - 23 The 9th Annual Little River Art Council’s Home Tour and Silent Auction The Little River Arts Council will present a two-day fall tour of eight homes and other historic landmarks including a camp, a church and an inn.  Tickets good for both days can be purchased at Mentone Town Hall for $12 each during tour hours.  A Silent Auction will again be held in conjunction with the Home Tour.  Event hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday

October 22 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  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 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

October 24 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

October 25 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

 October 25 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. Noon to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

October 26 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

October 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

October 27 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.  3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

October 28 - 30 Spookapalooza! At DeSoto State Park Fun for the entire family…snacks, treats, costumes, and excellent slap-yourknee-&-shiver storytelling! Join us here at DeSoto State Park for a weekend of fun events guaranteed to run shivers up and down your spine! Movies, treats, games, storytelling & more are in store during this popular annual event. All events are free to the public & great for all ages! 256-997-5025

October 28 Native American Folk Tales & Mask Making Join storyteller Renee Simmons Raney, Director of Conservation (Georgia - Alabama Land Trust) & author of ‘Calico Ghosts’ for this fun program. Renee will be telling the story of Brother Leaf and will be hosting a mask making activity for kids of all ages! 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. DeSoto State Park Campground (campground gate will be open to the public) Free & open to everyone. 256-997-5025

October 28 Campfire Talk: Owl Prowl Ever wonder whooo's going "hoot" in the night?  Get better acquainted with everyone's favorite nighttime raptor with the Alabama Wildlife Center, Alabama's oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation and education center.  Learn what makes these captivating predators so unique, meet live owls up close, and much more! Be sure to bring your own comfortable camp chair or blanket, as seating is limited. Great for all ages! 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. DeSoto Stae Park Campfire Ring.  Free & open to everyone. 256-845-0051

October 28 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

October 29 4th Annual RTI 5K Great Pumpkin Run Come join us as we help abused children in DeKalb and Jackson Counties. All proceeds from the race go to the Children’s Advocacy Center.  Dress up in you favorite Halloween costume and enjoy the fun.  Race begins at 8 a.m. in RTI parking lot. You can register online at www.raceonline.com

October 29 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  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 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

October 29 3rd Annual Pumpkins in the Park There will be variety of vendors, live entertainment, car show, inflatables, pumpkin contests & lots more! Fun for the whole family! Sylvania Town Park 9 a.m. 256-638-2604

October 29 Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports  10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 256-997-9577

October 29 Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest DeSoto State Park is glad to host the 5th Annual Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest! Entries will be judged on overall appearance, creativeness, neatness, and originality. Entries can have any theme or design, i.e., Halloween, nature, fall season, etc. All ages may enter contest. Entries must be turned in no later than 12 noon on Saturday, October 29th.  Winners will be announced at the Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground, 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th DeSoto State Park, All entries will be on display during DSP’s Spookapalooza festivities. Entries may be picked up at the DSP Country Store on Sunday, October 30th. Free and Open to all ages. Call 256-997-5025

October 29 Hand Building Coil Pots Coil makes wonderful pots in wonderful patterns and shapes. There are few limits. We will work with you to create the pot you design. Professional artists teach class. All supplies and materials and tools are provided. We fire your piece for you after its dry to make it durable and permanent. Come play in the mud again!! $60 per person  Bring something to snack on if you like and a beverage. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 256-635-6863

October 29 Spookapalooza Fun & Games Join the staff and volunteers of DeSoto State Park, National Park Service, JSU Field Schools, the Conservation Education Institute & more for a great afternoon of fun & games; Pumpkin Decorating, bobbing for apples, moonbounces, slides, facepainting, rub-on tattoos, & more! 2 p.m. t0 3:15 p.m.  DeSoto Stae Park Campfire Ring.  Free & Open to everyone; Great for all ages! 256-845-0051

October 29 Spookapalooza Trick or Treating Wear your favorite costume if you wish! Candy stations are located through-out the campground. Parents must accompany children at all times. Dress up your pets and bring them along! (Always on a leash)  DeSoto Stae Park Campfire Ring. Starting around 3:30 p.m.  Free & Open to everyone; Great for all ages! 256-845-0051

October 29 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

 October 29 Campfire Talk: BATS ALIVE! Vicky Beckham Smith of A-Z ANIMALS presents a fascinating program about those night creatures people either love or hate….Bats! Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight. With extremely elongated fingers and a wing membrane stretched between, the bat’s wing anatomically resembles the human hand. Almost 1,000 bat species can be found worldwide. In fact, bats make up a quarter of all mammal species on earth! A little known fact is that the bat plays an important role in many ecosystems. They help to keep the populations of insects and bugs from getting too high & also help with pollination, something that the bees and birds are usually given all of the credit for. Bring along the family to see Vicki’s live collection of bats! Program sponsored by Friends of the Little River Canyon National Preserve, JSU Field Schools and DeSoto State Park. Be sure to bring your own comfortable camp chair or blanket, as seating is limited. DeSoto State Park Campfire Ring 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free & open to everyone. Great for all ages! 256-997-5025

October 30  Spookapalooza Critter Show Join Naturalist Mandy Pearson to discover some of the native creatures of Alabama (as well as non-natives) in this fun uncaged presentation. Meet some live critters!  Be sure to bring your own comfortable camp chair or blanket, as seating is limited. 9 a.m. DeSoto State Park's Campground at the Campfire Ring. Gate will be open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the program will be in the DSP Nature Center (next to the Country Store) Free & Open to everyone. 256-997-5025

October 31 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

 

November

November 5 Guided Archaeology Tour of Cherokee and DeKalb Counties Come along with JSU archaeologist Dr. Harry Holstein for a guided tour of sites throughout Cherokee and DeKalb counties. Participants will visit the 19th century Cornwall Iron Furnace, a Spanish contact site at Coosa village, a rock shelter in use as early as 3000 B.C., and much more. This will be an unforgettable all-day event. Bring your own food and drinks. Transportation is provided. Space is limited so register early! 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $15 per person (Ages 14 and over); pre-registration required.  256-782-8010

November 5 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  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 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

November 5 8th 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 5 The Civilian Conservation Corps in Alabama Join Bob Pasquill, author of ‘The Civilian Conservation Corps in Alabama, 1933-1942’ and DeSoto State Park Naturalist Brittney Hughes on a moderate to mildly-strenuous hike to the CCC Quarry. Learn how the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the original structures that you can still see in the park today. Moderate hike along mountainous terrain, mildly strenuous due to rocky terrain. Roughly 2 miles round trip. Ages 8 to adult. : DeSoto State Park Country Store on County. 10 a.m. to Noon; Free and open to everyone. No pre-registration required. Ages 8 to adult.  256-997-5025

November 5 Make An Ornament with Santa Each child or adult will make their own ornament, which will be fired and glazed for you. It will be ready just in time to add to your Christmas tree this year! They will have a special snack with Santa, talk to him about their wish list and have an opportunity to have their picture made with him while they work!  $20 Must pre-purchase tickets online HERE. Each ticket is for one person making one ornament. Once you purchase your ticket you may come any time between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 256-635-6863

November 11 – 12 Alabama State Gospel Singing Convention for 2016 The Alabama State Gospel Singing Convention will be coming to DeKalb County.  The convention will take place at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Ider.  Friday night signing starts at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday 10 a.m. For more information please call 423-763-8168

November 11 – 13 & 18 – 20 “Peter and the Starcatcher” Northeast Alabama Community College Theatre presents “Peter and the Starcatcher”.  All seats are reserved, and all tickets are $5 each. Call 256-638-4418 for more information

November 12 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  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 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

November 12 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

November 12 Hand Building Ornament Class Hand building is a technique that requires no prior experience working with clay.  Given a bit of direction, some ideas and simple tools you can create a beautiful original piece of art.  Our professional artists guarantee you will proudly display your finished piece.  You will proudly show it off to your family and friends. Examples shown are some that were made by folks with NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OR INSTRUCTION. All clay and tools are provided.  We fire and glaze your finished piece and you will be able to pick it up in 2 weeks.   All you need to bring is yourself, an old towel for wiping your hands, a snack and beverage if you like and be prepared to have fun! $40 per ornament; 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 256-635-6863

November 11 Veterans Day Parade Fort Payne Veteran's Day Parade - Details to Come!

November 19 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  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 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

November 19 -  20 Native American Heritage Event: Indian Festival and Pow Wow Join us this weekend to celebrate the Native heritage of our region with workshops, demonstrations, food, Native arts, and pow wow music and dance! This promises to be a first-of-its-kind event at the Canyon Center and will feature many talents from around the Southeast. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some school field trips may start earlier. Friday, November 18-Enjoy a special welcome for school groups who have made reservations for a field trip day with music, Native educators, and storytelling. Saturday and Sunday, November 19-20. The Canyon Center will host the public and will also feature Native music, dance, crafts, and foods, and pow wow dancing. Festival and pow-wow admission: $5 for adults, $2 for seniors, military, and children under 12. No charge for children under 6 or for dancers in regalia. 256-782-8010

November 19 Hand Building Ornament Class Hand building is a technique that requires no prior experience working with clay.  Given a bit of direction, some ideas and simple tools you can create a beautiful original piece of art.  Our professional artists guarantee you will proudly display your finished piece.  You will proudly show it off to your family and friends. Examples shown are some that were made by folks with NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OR INSTRUCTION. All clay and tools are provided.  We fire and glaze your finished piece and you will be able to pick it up in 2 weeks.   All you need to bring is yourself, an old towel for wiping your hands, a snack and beverage if you like and be prepared to have fun! $40 per ornament;  10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 256-635-6863

November 19 Native American Tools & Weapons Join National Park Service archaeologist Larry Beane for a demonstration of how Native Americans used natural resources to hunt and gather food, to make weapons, to start fires, and more! This demonstration area will be outside the fee-entry Festival/Pow Wow grounds, as a part of the Native American Heritage Event. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Little River Canyon Center. Free & open to everyone.  256-845-3548

November 19 Native American Pottery Workshop Join expert potter, Tammy Beane, to learn how pottery was made on Lookout Mountain thousands of years ago. We’ll provide the clay as well as bone needles and paddles to make designs on your pots. 1 p.m to 3 p.m. Little River Canyon Center; $5 per participant. 256-845-3548

November 25 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  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 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

November 26 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  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 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

 

December

December 3 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  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 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

December 10 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  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 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

December 10 Annual Rainsville Christmas At the Crossroads and Parade Come and enjoy a celebration on the season with this fun festive annual event.   Parade begins at 4 p.m. 256-638-7800 

 December 17 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  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 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

 

 
 


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