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Suggested travels plans to Lookout Mountain 

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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2016

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December

December 1 DeKalb County Children's Advocacy Center Holiday Market & Open House We are so excited about doing our Open House and Holiday Market here at the CAC! We will have dinner theatre tickets on sale, t-shirts, refreshments, Santa and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We will also have information available to those who would like to “adopt a child” for Christmas. 256-997-9700

December 1 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

December 2 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

December 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. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

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 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

December 3 Santa Shop Come out and get some of your Christmas shopping done with us. Also visit with Santa. We will also be doing door prize giveaways. Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  256-638-7800

December 3 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

December 3 Henagar Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 10 a.m. 256-657-6282

December 3 Turkey Shoot The Hillbilly Saddle Club in Fyffe will be hosting the turkey shoot. Prizes include a $25 gift card from Foodland. 12 pm (Noon) Special shoots will be held for children 12 & under. 256-623-3276      

December 3 Ider Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 1 p.m. 256-657-5717

December 3 Valley Head Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 1 p.m. 256-635-6814

December 3 A Cheery Canyon Christmas  An enchanting day full of holiday programs such as winter wildlife feeding, sustainable giving, Christmas arts & crafts, secret Santa gift shop, photos made with SANTA, storytelling and more!! Little River Canyon Center Most programs are free…call for specific schedule. 256-782-5697

December 3 Karoke for K-9’s Come out for a night of great food, drinks, singing, & dancing. All to raise money for the incredible organization, Love of Dogs. All money at the door will go straight to this cause. Get your vocal chords warmed up for Karaoke for K-9's. There is a $5 cover charge. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Ol’Tymers

December 5 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

December 6 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

December 6 Hypothermia Class This 3-hour class teaches the extreme dangers and how to treat hypothermia. Learn how quick hypothermia can set in and the signs indicating it is setting in. $30 pp. True Adventure Sports 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  256-997-9577

December 7 Cold Weather Survival Class Learn tips to prevent hypothermia and death.  This class covers the basics for emergency cold weather conditions and also covers a few tips on how to stay warm and comfortable for everyday cold conditions.  9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 256-997-9577  

December 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Come and be a part of this remembrance program presented by the DeKalb County VFW. Members of Fort Payne VFW members will give a short narrative about taps and read the names of the sailors that were killed aboard the USS Arizona, approximately thirty Navy servicemen. The program will culminate at the bridge. Each year, Traci’s donates a wreath that is dropped from the bridge and carried downstream in tribute to those who gave their lives in the line of duty at Pearl Harbor. Please join the VFW members in this Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony. In the Exhibit Hall of the Little River Canyon Center. 11 a.m. 256-845-8192

December 8 A Joyful Ring Hand Bell Concert The Grand Avenue Bells would like to invite you to a One-of-a-kind Christmas experience. Enjoy beautiful music of hand bells and hand chimes from several different churches in the community playing familiar Christmas music. There will be refreshments following the concert.  In the Sanctuary of The First United Methodist Church of Fort Payne. 6:30 p.m.

December 9 Afternnon 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. 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 9 Fort Payne Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park Join in the festivities in Fort Payne City Park. Free soft drinks, hot chocolate, refreshments, caroling, then there will be a  huge parade to make this annual event tons of fun!  Festivities start at 4 p.m.  Parade starts at 6 p.m. 256-845-2741

December 9 Cook Castle 3rd Annual Christmas in Dixie Tour Take a tour of the fabulous Cook Castle at Christmas. We look forward to sharing this place with you during the holidays. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $30 per person 256-845-2286 ext 7 

December 9 NASA Star Party Join us at the Canyon Center for a night of stars. Educator John Weiss from NASA will be leading this star party. There will be opportunities to see meteor and lunar samples, look at stars through the telescopes, and have a great evening of star gazing. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

December 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  

December 10 - 11 Dixie Long Riders Cowboy Mounted Shooters Assoc. At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. 256-638-1650 

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 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188 

December 10 Serious Skills Series: Longleaf Pine Needle Basketry Class Learn the basics of pine needle basketry, an old craft with a long history. Join artist Brittney Hughes to learn the basic steps to making a coiled basket from longleaf pine needles. Each participant will learn the basic skills of pine needle basketry and take home their very own creation. The art of coiling baskets is universally common to indigenous peoples. Coiling is the technique of creating baskets and art from pine needles and was a part of pre-Columbian Native American crafts. Today, pine needle baskets and art are made primarily for decorative purposes.  DeSoto State Park Nature Center, next to the Country Store on County Road 89.  9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $25 supply fee- Supply fee due day of class. All materials (pine needles, thread, and small center for basket) will be furnished. Class is for ages 10 and up. Pre-registration required; class number is limited to 12. 256-997-5025

December 10 Take A Hike The JSU Field Schools will partner with groups (such as National Park Service, US Forest Service, Alabama State Parks and others) to offer diverse moderate-level hikes “from the deepest canyon to the highest mountain” each second Saturday of the month. Call for specific locations and meeting place $5 per person; pre-registration required five days prior to hike date. 256-782-8010 

December 10 Holiday Shopping Expo Come shop with us for your holiday needs while supporting a great cause at the Minvale Church Life Center.  Santa will be there for photos!  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information please contact Elisha Huizenga 256-996-4041 or Erica Stevens 256-996-0272

December 10 Children's Ornament Class Hosted by Miracle Pottery Make your own ornament! Kids will LOVE this experience!  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. All clay and tools are provided. Your finished piece will be fired and glazed that day. 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!  11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Miracle Pottery in Valley Head $20 Price is per person making an ornament. Group discount (6 people or more 20% off) 256-635-6863

December 10 Fyffe Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 12 p.m. 256-623-2222

December 10 Sylvania Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 2 p.m. 256-638-2604

December 10 Geraldine Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 2 p.m. 256-659-2122

December 10 Collinsville Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 3:30 p.m. 256-524-2135

December 10 Rainsville Santa Dash The Santa Dash will take its proceeds and give them to Plainview School to be used to bring a Merry Christmas to children who might miss the excitement of receiving gifts on Christmas Morning. The one-mile fun run/walk will take place at the start of the Christmas parade at Sand Mountain Electric Coop, line up at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Rainsville Christmas Parade 4 p.m. The cost to participate is $30 per person. Visit the event's page on racesonline.com to pre-register by credit card or cash/check. Or, get registration forms at Body Vision, First State Bank and The Carpet Center. Business donations will be recognized via social media. Contact Jerry Clifton at 256-717-5650

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 10 Night Zip Line & Sky Swing Adventure  All our zip lines and sky swings 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.  6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 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

December 13 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 2p.m. 256-997-9577

December 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

December 14 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. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 15 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

December 15 RadioVizions Pierce Pettis returns to RadioVizionsto to celebrate Christmas and the Finale of Season.  6 PM refreshments and Artist Meet and Greet, Performance Production at 7pm. RSVP for $10 admission. $15 at the door. 6 p.m.  256-979-1910

December 16 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

December 16 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. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

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 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

December 17 The Winter Excursion The Winter Excursion is a mystery trip that includes hiking, bouldering, sightseeing, navigation, survival, teambuilding, waterfalls, and just plain fun. You will need to bring a small backpack, compass, flash light, change of socks, warm clothes, camera, trail mix, water, small first aid kit, emergency blanket and emergency poncho. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 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. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 19 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

December 20 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

December 21 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

December 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. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 23 Night Zip Line & Sky Swing Adventure  All our zip lines and sky swings 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.  6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 24 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

December 26 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

December 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

December 28 Hypothermia Class This 3-hour class teaches the extreme dangers and how to treat hypothermia. Learn how quick hypothermia can set in and the signs indicating it is setting in. $30 pp. True Adventure Sports 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  256-997-9577

December 30 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

December 31 Zip Line & Sky Swing Adventure  All our zip lines and sky swings 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

 

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 January 2 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

January 3 Cold Weather Survival Class Learn tips to prevent hypothermia and death.  This class covers the basics for emergency cold weather conditions and also covers a few tips on how to stay warm and comfortable for everyday cold conditions.  9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 256-997-9577

 January 4 The Winter Excursion The Winter Excursion is a mystery trip that includes hiking, bouldering, sightseeing, navigation, survival, teambuilding, waterfalls, and just plain fun. You will need to bring a small backpack, compass, flash light, change of socks, warm clothes, camera, trail mix, water, small first aid kit, emergency blanket and emergency poncho. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577

 January 5 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

January 6 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. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

 January 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

January 7 - 8 Northeast Alabama Cutting Horse Association Competition Enjoy the team cutting competition. At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. 256-638-1650

January 7 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

January 9 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

 January 10 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

January 11 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

January 11 Hypothermia Class This 3-hour class teaches the extreme dangers and how to treat hypothermia. Learn how quick hypothermia can set in and the signs indicating it is setting in. $30 pp. True Adventure Sports 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  256-997-9577

January 12 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

 January 13 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

 January 13 – 14 West Bucking Bulls Come and enjoy the thrill! A Rickey West Bucking Bull Production. Event will be held at the Northeast Alabama Agribusiness Center in Rainsville. Gates open at 6 p.m. and bull riding starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 Adults, Kids 6-12 $10 and 5 & under Free. 256-638-1650

 January 14 The Winter Excursion The Winter Excursion is a mystery trip that includes hiking, bouldering, sightseeing, navigation, survival, teambuilding, waterfalls, and just plain fun. You will need to bring a small backpack, compass, flash light, change of socks, warm clothes, camera, trail mix, water, small first aid kit, emergency blanket and emergency poncho. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577

January 16 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. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

 January 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

 January 18 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

January 19 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

January 19 Rainsville Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet New Chamber board members will be introduced. The Rainsville Person of the Year award will be presented. Also enjoy a catered dinner and live entertainment. Held at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center. 6:30 p.m. 256-638-7800

January 20 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

 January 21 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. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

 January 21 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

January 21 – 22 Tennessee Valley Roping Association Enjoy the team roping competition. At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. 256-638-1650

 January 23 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

 January 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

January 25 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

January 26 Cold Weather Survival Class Learn tips to prevent hypothermia and death.  This class covers the basics for emergency cold weather conditions and also covers a few tips on how to stay warm and comfortable for everyday cold conditions.  9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 256-997-9577

 January 27 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. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

 January 28 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

 January 30 Hypothermia Class This 3-hour class teaches the extreme dangers and how to treat hypothermia. Learn how quick hypothermia can set in and the signs indicating it is setting in. $30 pp. True Adventure Sports 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  256-997-9577

 January 30 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

January 31 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

February

February 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. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

February 4 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

February 4 – 5 Alabama Arena Cross  At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. 256-638-1650

February 4 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. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

February 6 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. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

February 7 Hypothermia Class This 3-hour class teaches the extreme dangers and how to treat hypothermia. Learn how quick hypothermia can set in and the signs indicating it is setting in. True Adventure Sports 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  256-997-9577

 February 8 Cold Weather Survival Class Learn tips to prevent hypothermia and death.  This class covers the basics for emergency cold weather conditions and also covers a few tips on how to stay warm and comfortable for everyday cold conditions.  9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 256-997-9577

 February 9 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

 February 11 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

February 13 Advanced Rappelling Class This class reviews rappelling basics then teaches advanced rappelling. Learn special rigging, mechanical advantage, ascending and rope walking, alternate rappel devices, changeovers, advanced knots, safety procedures, special gear, and backup belaying.  You will also do several rappels and a change over before returning to the store for the rappelling test and knot exam.  Meet at T.A.S. Training Center $135/person. Note: You will receive a class 2 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

February 15 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

February 16 Made in DeKalb Expo Business representatives will have the opportunity to network with peers, representatives from education, the Alabama Department of Commerce – Export Alliance, the Small Business Administration, the USDA, the Fort Payne Career Center and others. Students (9th and 12th graders) from DeKalb County and Fort Payne Schools will have the opportunity to learn about local business career options and about DeKalb County's manufacturers. At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. 256-638-1650

February 16 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

February 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. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

 February 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

February 18 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. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

 February 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

February 21 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

 February 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

 February 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.   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  256-997-9577

February 23 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

February 24 Advanced Rappelling Class This class reviews rappelling basics then teaches advanced rappelling. Learn special rigging, mechanical advantage, ascending and rope walking, alternate rappel devices, changeovers, advanced knots, safety procedures, special gear, and backup belaying.  You will also do several rappels and a change over before returning to the store for the rappelling test and knot exam.  Meet at T.A.S. Training Center $135/person. Note: You will receive a class 2 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

 February 25 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

February 27 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

February 28 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

 

 
 


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