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2017 Calendar of Events for DeKalb County Alabama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 12 Lookout Mountain Wholistic Center Anniversary Dinner Lookout Mountain Wholistic Center is a Christian congregation serving the Valley Head community and seeking, engaging, and encouraging others through a life-changing Christian journey. The Wholistic Center seeks to be a loving, friendly community that worships God, and serves others. Rock Ridge Retreat Center The Meeting Room 451 Rock Ridge Road Valley Head, AL 35989 For more information call 256-635-1377 Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 27 Coffee With A Cop Please tell all your friends and family. So come out and let's have good time and talk about your police department and great city. Let's work together to keep Rainsville the awesome place it is. Kelly’s Kitchen in Rainsville. 9 a.m.

July 28 Kayak Rentals @ the Boat Shack Rent sit on top kayaks and canoes to enjoy a peaceful paddle on Little River. Desoto Falls 3 hour rental - $30 kayak $45 tandem kayak or canoe.  1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 256-634-8370 

July 28 Toys For Tots Golf Tournament Four Man Scramble charity golf tournament to benefit Marine Toys for Tots in DeKalb County, AL. Help our Marines provide presents this Christmas for hundreds of children in need! Cost: $75 per person or $300 per 4-person team. Includes Sally's BBQ meal and freebie bag; $5 Mulligans - 2 per person. Trophies, awards and door prizes. Longest drive; Closest to pin; Hole-In-One; and Putting Contest.  Limit: 22 teams. First come, first-served. Sign up now to reserve your spot! Tee-Off at 9 am. Check-in begins at 8 am. Terrapin Hills Country Club in Fort Payne. Sponsor a hole by using the sign up sheet or contact TFT Coordinator LaRue Hardinger at 256-996-3111 or Eddie Gilbert at 256-717-8786.

July 28 Forest Discovery Walk Hosted by One World Adventure Company & DeSoto State Park This walk started in 2014 and is one of One World Adventure’s most popular activities in DeSoto State Park. Join naturalist Robert Wilson for an experiential journey within the forest, taking in every opportunity to learn more about the natural world. Your guide will point out the many native plants of the southern Appalachians, and teaching facts about important uses of particular plants for food, medicine, and craft. Walk will not exceed 1 1/2 hours and is limited to 10 participants. What to bring: Water bottle, notebook and pencil, camera. DeSoto State Park; 8 a.m. $7 per person with kids free. Pre-registration is required-limited to 10 participants. Email angie@oneworldadventureco.org to pre-register. For questions, contact Robert at sps@sevenpinessurvival.com

July 28 Paint Mentone Come join me for my 3rd painting workshop in Mentone. We will gather at 9 am for coffee and registration and start our day at 9:30 am. Break for lunch on your own and finish at 4:30 pm. Supply list will be provided upon registration. Pre-registration is requested as space is limited. All mediums and painting levels welcome. St. Joseph's on-the-Mountain Episcopal Church. 256-634-4476

July 28 – 30 5th Annual Knap-In  This knap-in will be a wonderful opportunity for the public to learn how early people made their stone tools and weapons by watching experts work, hearing about their crafts, and looking at their art.  Arrowheads and spearpoints made by these modern-day artisans will be available for purchase.  Only modern artist’s work, tools, and raw materials may be sold or exhibited.  No artifacts or fossils will be bought, sold, or exhibited.  Collecting anything in the park is illegal. Arrowhead and spearpoint making artisans will gather at the Little River Canyon Center on Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.  People wishing to participate as flintknappers and vendors must register.  Register with Larry Beane at 256-845-9605, or larry_beane@nps.gov

July 28 Friday Night Seafood Buffet at the Mountain Inn Restaurant in DeSoto State Park Popcorn Shrimp, Grilled Tilapia, Fried Catfish Filets, Stuffed Crab, Oysters, Whole Catfish, Seafood Gumbo, Baked Potatoes & More! Includes Full Salad Bar, Tea & Coffee, & Dessert. $18.95 for Adults $8.95 for Children.  Side order of Crab Legs, Extra Charge of $9.95 per 1 lb.order 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call DeSoto State Park Lodge for Details. 256-845-5380

July 28 Sip & Shop Multi Vendor Event with Live Music Sip and shop with us downtown Fort Payne! The historic Coal & Iron Bldg will host multiple vendors next Friday night for a night of great friends, great shopping and LIVE music.  You don't want to miss out on this event! See you all soon. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

July 28 Papa Joe’s Open Mike Night Papa Joe's Coffee House presents Open Mike Night! Got Stories? Got Music? BRING IT! This is a completely Free event including coffee and goodies! All are welcome! St. Joseph's on-the-Mountain Episcopal Church. 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

 July 29-30 Northeast Alabama Cutting Horse Show At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. Northeast Alabama Cutting Horse Association. 256-638-1650

July 29 Kayak Rentals @ the Boat Shack Rent sit on top kayaks and canoes to enjoy a peaceful paddle on Little River. Desoto Falls 3 hour rental - $30 kayak $45 tandem kayak or canoe.  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 256-634-8370 

July 29 Blow An Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.    Orbix Hot Glass.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

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

July 29 Rappelling Adventure with One World Adventure Explore scenic rock outcroppings along Lookout Mountain-Alabama! No previous experience is necessary to go deeper into nature in this exciting activity! 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at DeSoto Falls  $40 per person Ages 10 and up To register contact Angie Shugart angie@oneworldadventureco.org

July 29 Serious Skills Series: Mosaic Bench Project Learn the beautiful and ancient art of mosaics! Artists Linda Munoz and Kay Stone will teach design, techniques, and the skills of class cutting, gluing, and grouting with special emphasis on safety. We will be working on 2 concrete benches that when finished will be on display in DeSoto State Park. Join in on the fun and create art to be enjoyed by others! 10 am. There is a $10 supply fee-due the day of the project. Please pre-register if you wish to make your own mosiac tile. DeSoto State Park Under CCC Pavilion in Picnic Area 256.997.5025

July 29 Dark Side of The Jam: Pink Floyd Revue One of the most iconic albums of all time reinterpreted in a live setting. A 6-piece powerhouse featuring musicians from Soul Mechanic, Permagroove, Taylor Hicks, Kristy Lee, and Trade Day Troubadours. No pre-recorded tracks, no click tracks, just the album performed in it’s entirety and then some. Grab your tickets now as you won’t want to miss this. DeKalb Theatre 7 pm to 10 pm. Go to www.eventbrite.com for tickets.

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

July 30 Rappelling Adventure with One World Adventure Explore scenic rock outcroppings along Lookout Mountain-Alabama! No previous experience is necessary to go deeper into nature in this exciting activity! 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at DeSoto Falls  $40 per person Ages 10 and up To register contact Angie Shugart angie@oneworldadventureco.org

 

August

August 2 Wildcrafting Wednesdays A program brought to you by a partnership between One World Adventure, Seven Pines Survival and DeSoto State Park. Wildcrafting is a term for the age-old practice of collecting plant materials in their natural habitat for food, medicine, and craft. These classes are for anyone to build wildcrafting skills and deepen your connection with the natural world. It's also a great program for home-school groups that will help students develop their observation skills, critical thinking and natural intelligence. Led by naturalist Robert Wilson, you will learn Wildcrafting from ethical harvesting to creating nature's medicine cabinet. Most of all, you will be participating hands-on in nature, making it a meaningful and memorable activity. What to bring: Water bottle, notebook and pencil, camera. 10 a.m. DeSoto State Park $12 per person - 1 hour class. Pre-registration is required-limited to 10 participants. Email angie@oneworldadventureco.org to pre-register. For questions, contact Robert at sps@sevenpinessurvival.com

 August 2  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

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

August 4 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 August 4 Friday Night Seafood Buffet at the Mountain Inn Restaurant in DeSoto State Popcorn Shrimp, Grilled Tilapia, Fried Catfish Filets, Stuffed Crab, Oysters, Whole Catfish, Seafood Gumbo, Baked Potatoes & More! Includes Full Salad Bar, Tea & Coffee, & Dessert. $18.95 for Adults $8.95 for Children.  Side order of Crab Legs, Extra Charge of $9.95 per 1 lb.order 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call DeSoto State Park Lodge for Details. 256-845-5380

 August 4 Dusty Smith Live at Vintage 1889 Come out to Vintage 1889 in Fort Payne for some fun and some good tunes! 7 pm to 10 pm 256-845-3380 August 5 Introduction to Yoga A four part work shop style series with Bret Brown and Sharon Totten. For new students and for those who wish to deepen their personal practice by focusing on yoga fundamentals.  The class will delve into all aspects of yoga! Classes will be held at Chris Roberts School of Music on four Saturdays in August beginning Sat 8/5 and concluding on Sat 8/26. Classes start at 9 am and will run for 1 hr and 15 min. Cost will be $10 per workshop or pay $35 at the first workshop for all 4.

August 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

August 5 Live Music at Vintage 1889 Come hear Keegan open up the show for The Dozens, with their Swampy and Roots R&B influenced sound. They hit the Boarding Room at the Big Mill/ Vintage 1889 on the first Saturday in August. While you're there...enjoy a delicious meal from the cafe! 7 pm 256-845-3380

 August 9 Wildcrafting Wednesdays A program brought to you by a partnership between One World Adventure, Seven Pines Survival and DeSoto State Park. Wildcrafting is a term for the age-old practice of collecting plant materials in their natural habitat for food, medicine, and craft. These classes are for anyone to build wildcrafting skills and deepen your connection with the natural world. It's also a great program for home-school groups that will help students develop their observation skills, critical thinking and natural intelligence. Led by naturalist Robert Wilson, you will learn Wildcrafting from ethical harvesting to creating nature's medicine cabinet. Most of all, you will be participating hands-on in nature, making it a meaningful and memorable activity. What to bring: Water bottle, notebook and pencil, camera. 10 a.m. DeSoto State Park $12 per person - 1 hour class. Pre-registration is required-limited to 10 participants. Email angie@oneworldadventureco.org to pre-register. For questions, contact Robert at sps@sevenpinessurvival.com

August 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

August 10 Lunch and Learn with Chasley Bellomy Eat, chat and enjoy a dynamic speaker line-up with Lunch & Learn, sponsored training sessions taught by innovative business minds.  Each session will provide take-home-and-put-to-use information, which includes topics on leadership, destination retailing, marketing & social media, economic development & incentives, entrepreneurial growth, business processes, and understanding community-initiated development offered to business minded professionals in and around Fort Payne. Held at the Vintage 1889; $15 ticket includes training session, choice of a house special lunch with drink. For every ticket, $5 is also donated towards funding Fort Payne Main Street project initiatives. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 256-845-3380  

August 11 Friday Night Seafood Buffet at the Mountain Inn Restaurant in DeSoto State Popcorn Shrimp, Grilled Tilapia, Fried Catfish Filets, Stuffed Crab, Oysters, Whole Catfish, Seafood Gumbo, Baked Potatoes & More! Includes Full Salad Bar, Tea & Coffee, & Dessert. $18.95 for Adults $8.95 for Children.  Side order of Crab Legs, Extra Charge of $9.95 per 1 lb.order 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call DeSoto State Park Lodge for Details. 256-845-5380

August 11 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

August 12 National Model Aviation Day General radio control flying in support of the AMA Foundation. Fun event to promote model aviation. DeKalb RC Flyers 8 am to 6 pm

August 12 Sylvania Football Team Wingfest Come and enjoy16 competitors cook 10,000+ wings, you taste to decide who's are the best. Some of the competitors will be from Topher's Wings, Chris Burt, Ike Ridgeway, Shannon Jackson, Santa Fe Cattle Co, Jefferson's of Fort Payne, BIG L BBQ , Dustin Dobbins and more.  Tickets are $10 in advance sale and on sale at Sylvania Pharmacy! They are $15 day of event. There will be live music, a kid zone, dunk tank and more. Sylvania High School Football Stadium. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

August 12 Northeast Alabama 4-H Solar Eclipse Workshop The 4-H programs of Cherokee, DeKalb, Madison, Jackson, Etowah, St. Clair, and Blount County are partnering with Jacksonville State University Field Schools and the National Park Service to bring you the NORTHEAST ALABAMA 4-H SOLAR ECLIPSE WORKSHOP! This workshop will be fun and educational, so you can learn all about this once in a lifetime phenomena and be prepared to safely view it from your very own backyard. We will be learning the science behind eclipses, making solar viewers, & having tons of fun! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. LIttle River Canyon Center; $5 per participant Ages 9 to 18 welcome (Although most of the activities ARE geared toward this age group, younger siblings may attend WITH an adult, and will need to pay the $5 registration fee.) 

August 12 Night 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 the adventure. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  256-997-9577

August 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

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

August 14 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing at night. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 15 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

August 16 Wildcrafting Wednesdays A program brought to you by a partnership between One World Adventure, Seven Pines Survival and DeSoto State Park. Wildcrafting is a term for the age-old practice of collecting plant materials in their natural habitat for food, medicine, and craft. These classes are for anyone to build wildcrafting skills and deepen your connection with the natural world. It's also a great program for home-school groups that will help students develop their observation skills, critical thinking and natural intelligence. Led by naturalist Robert Wilson, you will learn Wildcrafting from ethical harvesting to creating nature's medicine cabinet. Most of all, you will be participating hands-on in nature, making it a meaningful and memorable activity. What to bring: Water bottle, notebook and pencil, camera. 10 a.m. DeSoto State Park $12 per person - 1 hour class. Pre-registration is required-limited to 10 participants. Email angie@oneworldadventureco.org to pre-register. For questions, contact Robert at sps@sevenpinessurvival.com

August 16 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 

 August 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

 August 17 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

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

August 18 Friday Night Seafood Buffet at the Mountain Inn Restaurant in DeSoto State Popcorn Shrimp, Grilled Tilapia, Fried Catfish Filets, Stuffed Crab, Oysters, Whole Catfish, Seafood Gumbo, Baked Potatoes & More! Includes Full Salad Bar, Tea & Coffee, & Dessert. $18.95 for Adults $8.95 for Children.  Side order of Crab Legs, Extra Charge of $9.95 per 1 lb.order 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call DeSoto State Park Lodge for Details. 256-845-5380

August 18 Music On The Mountain Featuring Shenandoah. Held in the Tom Bevill Lyceum and on the grounds at Northeast Alabama Community College, this will be a fun day filled with local artist booths, food vendors and inflatables for outdoor activities. Festival will start at 6 p.m. 256-638-4418 ext 248 

August 18 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing at night. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 18 Campfire Talk: Insects of Little River Join us for a fun campfire talk in the Great Outdoors! Campfire Talks are a series of educational & entertaining programs located in the great outdoors. Join guest speaker Larry Beane from Little River Canyon National Preserve for this fun program about the flying, crawling, creeping, and even swimming insects that can be found on Lookout Mountain. Butterflies, wasps, bees, moths, and much more! Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. DeSoto State 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) Free to the Public; Great for all ages! 8 pm to 9 pm For details, 256-997-5025 

August 19  Scholarship Tournament 2017 The Rainsville Chamber is hosting their 6th annual scholarship Tournament The cost is $150 per team or $50 per player. Player package includes entry fee, cart, 18 holes of golf, custom event t-shirt and cap plus other gifts. Breakfast and lunch are also provided.  8 a.m. shotgun start. Sign-in/registration starts at 7 a.m. The format will be a 3-person scramble with 2 flights. Contests will be held on several holes. Compete for a $1,000 hole-in one prize plus nice prizes for closest-to-the pin and longest-drive on select holes.  256-638-7800

August 19 Sunflower Exhibition In addition to Third Saturday Sunset Cruise-In, located in downtown Fort Payne, AL on Gault Avenue – Big Wills Arts Council Arts in Education Program is presenting the first annual arts and crafts exhibition that will take place in The Courtyard. The theme for the exhibition is sunflowers. All area artists are invited to exhibit and/or sell their handiworks. Artisans of photography, paintings, sculptures, needlework, jewelry-making, ceramics, floral designs, and other art forms are invited to show off their talents. There will also be an artist on site to help children, up to the age of 12, paint their own sunflower masterpiece. 5 pm to 7 pm Contact: Donna Chesser • d.chesser@yahoo or 256-997-6995 by August 14, 2017, if you are interested in participating.

August 19 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

August 19 Summer Music Series: Carla Russell & Kozmic Mama Sponsored by Little River Arts Council, made possible in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Musicians: Carla Russell & Kozmic Mama 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Mentone Inn Pavilion

August 19  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

August 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

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

August 22 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

August 23 Wildcrafting Wednesdays A program brought to you by a partnership between One World Adventure, Seven Pines Survival and DeSoto State Park. Wildcrafting is a term for the age-old practice of collecting plant materials in their natural habitat for food, medicine, and craft. These classes are for anyone to build wildcrafting skills and deepen your connection with the natural world. It's also a great program for home-school groups that will help students develop their observation skills, critical thinking and natural intelligence. Led by naturalist Robert Wilson, you will learn Wildcrafting from ethical harvesting to creating nature's medicine cabinet. Most of all, you will be participating hands-on in nature, making it a meaningful and memorable activity. What to bring: Water bottle, notebook and pencil, camera. 10 a.m. DeSoto State Park $12 per person - 1 hour class. Pre-registration is required-limited to 10 participants. Email angie@oneworldadventureco.org to pre-register. For questions, contact Robert at sps@sevenpinessurvival.com

 August 24 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

August 25 Forest Discovery Walk Hosted by One World Adventure Company & DeSoto State Park This walk started in 2014 and is one of One World Adventure’s most popular activities in DeSoto State Park. Join naturalist Robert Wilson for an experiential journey within the forest, taking in every opportunity to learn more about the natural world. Your guide will point out the many native plants of the southern Appalachians, and teaching facts about important uses of particular plants for food, medicine, and craft. Walk will not exceed 1 1/2 hours and is limited to 10 participants. What to bring: Water bottle, notebook and pencil, camera. DeSoto State Park; 8 a.m. $7 per person with kids free. Pre-registration is required-limited to 10 participants. Email angie@oneworldadventureco.org to pre-register. For questions, contact Robert at sps@sevenpinessurvival.com

August 25 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

 August 25 Friday Night Seafood Buffet at the Mountain Inn Restaurant in DeSoto State Popcorn Shrimp, Grilled Tilapia, Fried Catfish Filets, Stuffed Crab, Oysters, Whole Catfish, Seafood Gumbo, Baked Potatoes & More! Includes Full Salad Bar, Tea & Coffee, & Dessert. $18.95 for Adults $8.95 for Children.  Side order of Crab Legs, Extra Charge of $9.95 per 1 lb.order 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call DeSoto State Park Lodge for Details. 256-845-5380

August 25 The Underwoods In Concert The Underwood family will perform at St. Joseph's on the Mountain in Mentone.  The Underwoods will sing gospel and Motown favorites.  This is a FREE concert open to everyone in the Mentone area.  Papa Joe's is proud to present this special event.  Refreshments will be served. 6:30 pm. 

August 26 RUN to RAISE 5K Our agency is vested in raising awareness and support for individuals and families living with autism. We would greatly appreciate you getting involved in our RUN TO RAISE Event– as a runner/walker or even becoming an honored sponsor. 7 am http://coffeyagencies.com/causes/run-raise-autism-awareness-campaign-5k-event/

August 26 Fyffe UFO Days 5K Run The Fyffe High School Cheerleaders sponsor this event, and the group is now a 5-time Alabama High School State Champion. They organize this event to raise money for their competition team and encourage girls to get active and participate in sports. Proceeds from the event will go towards the practice facility for the Fyffe Cheerleaders. 5k registration begins at 7 a.m. Race at 8 a.m. NEW THIS YEAR--- ELECTRONIC TIMERS! This is a fun and challenging course with cash prizes for top male and female runners. Kids fun run following the 5 k for kids 10 and under. Sign up for fun run the day of race. You can register at www.racesonline.com or call Mary Katherine Carroll at 256-601-1224

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

August 26 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

August 27 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

 August 29 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

August 30 Wildcrafting Wednesdays A program brought to you by a partnership between One World Adventure, Seven Pines Survival and DeSoto State Park. Wildcrafting is a term for the age-old practice of collecting plant materials in their natural habitat for food, medicine, and craft. These classes are for anyone to build wildcrafting skills and deepen your connection with the natural world. It's also a great program for home-school groups that will help students develop their observation skills, critical thinking and natural intelligence. Led by naturalist Robert Wilson, you will learn Wildcrafting from ethical harvesting to creating nature's medicine cabinet. Most of all, you will be participating hands-on in nature, making it a meaningful and memorable activity. What to bring: Water bottle, notebook and pencil, camera. 10 a.m. DeSoto State Park $12 per person - 1 hour class. Pre-registration is required-limited to 10 participants. Email angie@oneworldadventureco.org to pre-register. For questions, contact Robert at sps@sevenpinessurvival.com

August 30 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

August 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

 

September

September 1 Campfire Talk: Salamanders of Alabama Join us for a fun campfire talk in the Great Outdoors! Hidden among the nooks and crannies of the outdoors is a treasure trove of interesting creatures, and salamanders are one of them. There are over 40 of these secretive creatures in Alabama. Join Jacksonville State University’s Dr. George Cline and learn what species we have here in Alabama and how to identify them. Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. DeSoto State Park’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (In case of inclement weather will be located in Nature Center) 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Free & open to the Public; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025

September 2 Campfire Talk: Voices of the Night, Frog Calls of Alabama Join the one-and-only, “Dr. Frog” George Cline from Jacksonville State University for an unforgettable evening of romance and songs from the amphibian voices of the season. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. DeSoto State Park's Campfire Ring in the Campground Free & open to the Public & Great for all ages! 256-997-5025 

September 4 1st Annual Collinsville Mule Days Bar C Farms will host the first annual Collinsville Mule Day.  Activities will be held in and around Collinsville Trade Day and Bar C Farms.  Children 5 years old and younger are admitted free.  The day’s festivities will start with a parade at 9:30 A.M. that will come through the town of Collinsville and end at Bar C Farms. Bring your own horse and participate in some of our fun events and our trail competition! We will have concession stands, a tack trailer, pony rides, games, and much more for the whole family to enjoy! And what is Mule Day without the mules? We will have a working mule competition! We will have a Saturday night barrel race, Sunday morning roping and then Mule Day on Monday! Don’t forget to go visit Collinsville Trade Day, Open every Saturday morning! Admission will be $2 per person. For more information or if you’re interesting in becoming a vendor call Sarah Bangs or Jonathan Chastain at 256-499-5730 or 706-669-7377

September 7 The Inspire Series The Inspire Series is a set of quarterly events that have been created for serious minds looking to raise their business IQ. Entrepreneurs are the heart and soul of the business community, which is why Fort Payne Main Street designed a public platform to help fine-tune best practices. Through real-time feedback from successful business leaders, attendees will receive critically examined recommendations for business process improvements. This event will be conducted in a “fireside chat” format with two local business professionals sharing their triumphs and tribulations that have resulted in their success. All attendees are encouraged to engage with – and elicit advice from – guest speakers are Terry W. Rogers of Advanced Accounting and Angie Winkler Shugart of One World Adventure Company discussing business-related concerns as we learn and grow together. Tickets are $5 each which includes light refreshments and a donation towards funding Main Street beautification projects.  Want to register a group? Give us a call at (256)996-2131 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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

September  15 - 16 Fall 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 Paperweight Class This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about.  Feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.  Please join us for some in-depth discovery at Orbix Hot Glass.  Reservations Required $145 per person. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  256-523-3188

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

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

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

September 25 - 30 The 62nd 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 29 Forest Discovery Walk Hosted by One World Adventure Company & DeSoto State Park This walk started in 2014 and is one of One World Adventure’s most popular activities in DeSoto State Park. Join naturalist Robert Wilson for an experiential journey within the forest, taking in every opportunity to learn more about the natural world. Your guide will point out the many native plants of the southern Appalachians, and teaching facts about important uses of particular plants for food, medicine, and craft. Walk will not exceed 1 1/2 hours and is limited to 10 participants. What to bring: Water bottle, notebook and pencil, camera. DeSoto State Park; 8 a.m. $7 per person with kids free. Pre-registration is required-limited to 10 participants. Email angie@oneworldadventureco.org to pre-register. For questions, contact Robert at sps@sevenpinessurvival.com

October

October 14 Run For Rescue 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kid's Run/Walk Proceeds benefit Friends of Dekalb County Animal Adoption Center, Daisy Spay and the Humane Society of Dekalb County. Fort Payne City Park, Rotary Pavilion. 8 am 5K start, 1 Mile to follow; 6:30 am - Bib Pick-Up and Day of Race Registration. On-line Registration: https://racesonline.com/events/run-for-rescue5k/registration or call Andrea McCurdy at 256-996-4676

October 14 Paperweight Class This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about.  Feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.  Please join us for some in-depth discovery at Orbix Hot Glass.  Reservations Required $145 per person. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  256-523-3188

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

October 21 Blow An Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.    Orbix Hot Glass.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

October 27 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.  1 p.m. Orbix Hot Glass. Reservations and full payment are required. $75 per person 256-523-3188

October 28 Blow An Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.    Orbix Hot Glass.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

November

November 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.  1 p.m. Orbix Hot Glass. Reservations and full payment are required. $75 per person 256-523-3188

November 4 Blow An Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.    Orbix Hot Glass.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

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

November 10 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.  1 p.m. Orbix Hot Glass. Reservations and full payment are required. $75 per person 256-523-3188

November 11 Blow An Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.    Orbix Hot Glass.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

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

November 11 - 12 Creative Spirit Market Hosted by Little River Arts Council & DeSoto State Park Adding a new twist to a typical art fair, this event is designed as an open air showcase, with artist demonstrations, locally & regionally created fine & folk art, premium hand-crafted goods, live acoustic music, as well as interactive kid's art area. Shoppers can browse and watch artists in their creative process, listen to music, plus purchase goods from fine and folk artists such as painters, potters, quilters, weavers & basket makers, fabric spinners, culinary artists and craftsmen. Some unique and one-of-a-kind gifts will be available for purchase. Stop by and get some early gift-shopping in!  10 am to 3 pm each day: DeSoto State Park. Country Store/Picnic Area on County Road 89 Fee: Event is free & open to everyone. Rain or shine. Call 256-997-5025 or email for more details.

November 17 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.  1 p.m. Orbix Hot Glass. Reservations and full payment are required. $75 per person 256-523-3188  

 November 18 Blow An Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.    Orbix Hot Glass.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

November 24 - 25 Blow An Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.    Orbix Hot Glass.  Cost is $38 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

November 24 Sculpt Your Own Flower Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass?  It’s all about hands on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. Minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 5 in each class.  9 a.m. Orbix Hot Glass. Reservations and full payment are required. $75 per person 256-523-3188

 

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