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Suggested travels plans to Lookout Mountain 

2016 Calendar of Events for DeKalb County Alabama

Every Weekend beginning in May through the Autumn months - Nature Programs & Guided Hikes at DeSoto State Park - Frogs, creepy crawlers, mountain life, Trail of Tears, flower and bird watching, are just a sampling of what you will learn by state park naturalists and Jacksonville State University Field School staff. Printed brochures of all programs are available by calling 256-782-5697.  Programs are held every Friday and Saturday night at the DeSoto State Park Pavilion and begin at 8 p.m. In the event of rain, programs are moved to the Nature Center. 256-845-0051

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.

Mid-June to Mid-September Weather permitting...DeKalb County Farmers Market every Tuesday & Friday,
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the VFW Fairgrounds. 18th Street North, Fort Payne. Call the DeKalb County  Cooperative Extension for more information at 256-845-8595.

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 October and 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

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February 2 Power of Black History Come enjoy Senator Hank Sander’s presentation on the power of Black History.  NACC Music Auditorium-William M. Beck Fine Arts and Health Building 9:45 a.m. Contact Chasley Bellomy for more info. 256-638-4418

February 2 - 3 Loomis Bro. Circus Come and enjoy the Show!! Circus features performing elephants, white tigers, dogs , ponies, acrobats, clowns, jugglers ,trapeze and more! There are two shows 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Doors open an hour before each show. Tickets are $20 for adults, two children age 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by paying adult, additional children are $8 cash only is accepted at the circus. Shows last 1 hr. 45 min. 256-638-1650

February 3 Desiree Million at the Abbey Come enjoy vocals and keyboard original blues songs by Desiree Million.  Ticket price includes coffee and dessert. 10 tickets available per show. The Abbey is located in Mentone.  Show time 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 256-251-3780

February 5 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 12 p.m. 256-997-9577

February 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

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 Kamama Chrysalis Come in and enjoy cider and cookies and meet the new Kamama Partner’s! Fontana Stinson will be our new Chef and will manage the café. She will be introducing her new menu and have some tastings! Clare Donohue will be the new Gallery Manager (as well as handle all the Entertainment and Classes that we offer). I hear she will be raffling off a few items. Lisa Schad has added a massage studio and will be doing some demonstrations, presenting her Valentine’s Menu of services for February, and even have a drawing for a free massage! Speaking of drawing… come on in, bring your children, and draw a heart for our Valentine’s (LOVE) tree! It’s all about love.. Our love for Mentone, education, and the arts! 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-634-3001

February 8 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 9 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 10 Desiree Million at the Abbey Come enjoy vocals and keyboard original blues songs by Desiree Million.  Ticket price includes coffee and dessert. 10 tickets available per show. The Abbey is located in Mentone.  Show time 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 256-251-3780

February 11 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, 12, 9, 13, 15, 18, 19 & 20 Children’s Advocacy Center Annual Dinner Theater The Children’s Advocacy Center presents the 22nd annual dinner theatre. “The One That Got Away” First United Methodist Church Life Center in Fort Payne. Ticket prices vary and are by reservation only. For more information or tickets, 256-997-9700  

February 11 Pottery of Sand Mountain Enjoy and learn about pottery in our area.  2nd Floor of Library on the NACC Campus.  4 p.m. Contact Blake Wilhelm at wilhelmb@nacc.edu or 256-638-4418

February 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

February 11 Lisa Schad “Healing Power of Love” Presentation Lisa Schad will demonstrate and teach the community how to love and care for our bodies, minds, and spirits through techniques involving touch, sounds, and movement. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $10 registration fee. 256-634-3001

February 12 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

February13 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.  Reservations are required. 256-523-3188

February 13 Blow Your Own 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.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

February 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

February 13 Kamama Music Series with Chris Hale Join us for a romantic night of old time banjo! Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Admission is $10. Seating is limited, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner from Chef Fontana Stinson is served between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.. Music at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

February 13 Vintage 1889 Valentine’s Day Show Please come and enjoy Jake Wesley Rogers,  Charles Poag and Chloe Kinnon for a special Valentines Day show at Vintage 1889. Grab your sweetie and come on over for a great night of accustic music, love and fun. Tickets sold at the door. $5 per person. 256-845-3380

February 13 The Alabama Ballet Spend a perfect evening with the Alabama Ballet. Northeast Alabama Community College is proud to announce a performance on campus by the world renowned Alabama Ballet. The performance will be held to help celebrate this special day with loved ones.  Tickets are general admission and are $10 per person. 7 p.m. 256-638-4418 ext 2248

February 14 Valentine Dinner at Kamamas Bring your Valentine for a romantic dinner in the elegant art gallery at Kamamas.  Menu will consist of Sweetheart steak, 2 baked potatoes, 2 sides and sautéed veggies. 6pm to 9pm. Make your reservations now by calling 256-634-3001

February 14 Desiree Million at the Abbey Come enjoy vocals and keyboard original blues songs by Desiree Million.  Ticket price includes coffee and dessert. 10 tickets available per show. The Abbey is located in Mentone.  Show time 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 256-251-3780

February 17 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 17 Desiree Million at the Abbey Come enjoy vocals and keyboard original blues songs by Desiree Million.  Ticket price includes coffee and dessert. 10 tickets available per show. The Abbey is located in Mentone.  Show time 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 256-251-3780

February 18 RadioVizions Blues Lovers Bundle RadioVizions will feature Debbie Bond with Radiator Rick. Doors Open at 6 p.m. with artist reception. Fort Payne Coal and Iron Building in the Historic Opera Block, Downtown Fort Payne.  Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at door.  For reservations call 256-979-1910 or for more information contact Russell Gulley 256-845-0203

February 19 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 Paperweight Class This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about.  Feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.  Please join us for some in-depth discovery. Reservations Required $135 per person. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  256-523-3188

February 20 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

February 22 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 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 23 Moon Lake School Fun-Raiser There will be a soup supper and a talent show by the Moon Lake students along with the monthly PTO meeting. Come out and give them some encouragement to these kids. Soup supper is $6 per persona nd the talent show is $2.

February 24 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 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

February 24 Desiree Million at the Abbey Come enjoy vocals and keyboard original blues songs by Desiree Million.  Ticket price includes coffee and dessert. 10 tickets available per show. The Abbey is located in Mentone.  Show time 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 256-251-3780

February 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

February 25 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 25 Kamama Class Series - An Introduction to “The Artists’ Way” An internationally acclaimed course that helps one re-discover their creative self. The Artists' Way is best known to “lift” creative blocks and for people coping with depression. Whether YOU consider yourself an artist or not, this course has tremendous benefits and it’s cheaper than shopping, therapy, and contains 0 calories! Facilitated by Clare Donohue, M.Ed. Professor, singer, and recording artist. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 256-634-3001

February 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

February 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

February 27 Sand Mountain Soirée Northeast Alabama Community College invites you to attend the first ever Sand Mountain Soirée. We will host a Brunch, Book Signing, and Demonstrational speech by Southern Living's Editor at Large, James Farmer! NACC Tom Bevill Lyceum. 11 a.m. For more details, contact Event Planner, Chasley Bellomy, at 256-638-4418 ext. 2248  

February 27 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

February 27 Tad of Jazz Concert Little River Canyon Center presents Tad of Jazz concert. Local cuisine will be available for purchase. Doors open at 5 p.m. and show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 before February 24 and will be $15 at the door. 256-845-3548

February 27th Enduro Race at Fort Payne Motorspeedway Get your motor's running and copme enjoy the fun!  Grand Stands $10, Pits $30 Children 12 and under always free. 256-623-7223

February 27 Kamama Class Series: Matt Downer Workshop Kamama is delighted to welcome Matt Downer for a local, old time fiddle styles and tunes workshop followed by a musical performance. The workshop will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Registration will be $10. However, if you plan on attending the music performance as well, there will be a special deal of $15 256-634-3001

February 27 Matt Downer Live Music Join us for a performance by Matt and a trip back in time to the "good old days" of early American music. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Admission is $10. Seating is limited, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner from Chef Fontana Stinson is served between 6 and 9. Music at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

February 28 Oscar Night at Kamama Come dressed as your favorite celebrity and bring a taste of your award winning recipe. A prize will be given to the best dress costume and the winner of the recipe will be on the menu the whole month of March.  6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-634-3001

February 29 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

 

March

March 2 Orienteering Class Basic yet essential skills for survival navigation are brought to you in map reading, compass reading, and topography. True Adventure Sports 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577

March 3 - 5 Krazy Kudzu Follies This event offers you the opportunity to see community leaders take the stage to perform random acts so silly they leave the audience breathless with laughter.  Sponsored by the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce and held at the DeKalb Theatre. 6 p.m.  Tickets are $15 per person or 2 for $20.  256-845-2741 

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

March 4 - 5 Rainsville Lions Club Annual Rodeo The Rainsville Lions Club will be hosting its annual rodeo at the NEAL Agri Business Center. The rodeo will consist of bareback riding, team roping, barrell racing and bull riding. Admission for adults is $12, children $7 & children 5 & under free. 256-638-1650

March 5 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

March 7 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

March 8 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

March 9 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

March 10 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 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

March 11 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

March 12 Blow Your Own 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.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

March 12 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

March 14 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

March 15 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

March 16 Treasure Hunt Adventure Do you enjoy trying to solve riddles and clues?  This 5-hour adventure will take you deep into the heart of Manitou Cave.  You will have to solve and follow each clue in order to find the next one, and ultimately the Treasure!  TAS 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 256-997-9577 

March 17 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

March 18 – 20 Home & Garden Expo Enjoy dozens of displays featuring products for home improvement, gardening, housewares, recreation, etc. Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center. Free admission. 256-638-1650

March 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. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

March 19 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.  Reservations are required. 256-523-3188

March 19 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

March 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

March 21 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

March 22 Zip Line & Sky Swing Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before adventure.   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  256-997-9577

March 25 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

March 25 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

March 26 Paperweight Class This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about.  Feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.  Please join us for some in-depth discovery. Reservations Required $135 per person. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  256-523-3188

March 26 Katrina Barclay & Guest Some enjoy Katrina Barclay, Mants Brothers, Megan Saunders & The Driftless for a great night of music. DeKalb Theatre in downtown Fort Payne. 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 per person.

March 28 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

March 29 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 4 p.m. 256-997-9577

March 29 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

March 30 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 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 256-997-9577

March 30 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

March 31 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

April

April 16 Blow Your Own 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.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

April 23 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.  Reservations are required. 256-523-3188

April 30 Paperweight Class This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about.  Feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.  Please join us for some in-depth discovery. Reservations Required $135 per person. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  256-523-3188

May

May 6 - 7 Wildflower Saturday Springtime at DeSoto State Park is truly beautiful, with wildflowers & trees blooming around every corner. Join DeSoto State Park staff & guest speakers for a wonderful weekend of learning about the many species of blooming plants found on Lookout Mountain. Choose to stay the whole weekend, or just come for the day to enjoy the hikes and programs. Weekend starts off with a welcome social and guest speaker program on Friday night, a day full of hikes to choose from and a guest speaker on Saturday night. More information on speakers and schedule of programs will be added closer to time. DeSoto State Park Lodge. Free & open to everyone, no pre-registration required (groups over 10 please RSVP). For any info needed, call 256-997-5025  

May 7 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.  Reservations are required. 256-523-3188

May 12 - 15 18th Annual US 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale Follow the scenic U.S. Highway 11 from Meridian, MS to Bristol, VA for more than 500-miles of yard sales! Explore charming historic communities and downtown districts like the 1889 boom town district of Fort Payne, Alabama. 888-805-4740 & 877-871-1386 www.discoverlookoutmountain.com

May 14 Blow Your Own 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.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

May 20 – 21 Spring 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.

May 21 - 22 Mentone Rhododendron Festival A bonfire and delicious local food always gets this event off to a great start, and this year we are excited to announce the return of the Miss Rhododendron Pageant on Friday night at 6pm. Enjoy an event that highlights the best of Mentone! Local musicians, arts of all mediums, horse drawn carriage rides, a children's festival with rides, games and activities, ponies, sidewalk chalk art contest, a cow train, and a "Taste of Mentone" are some of the things you can expect for this year's festival.  rhododendronfestival@gmail.com

May 21 Paperweight Class This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about.  Feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.  Please join us for some in-depth discovery. Reservations Required $135 per person. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  256-523-3188

June

June 4 13th Annual Latino Festival Live Mariachi band, pony rides, face painting, authentic Mexican to Tex-Mex food vendors and so much more.  Northeast Alabama Community College campus. Free Admission; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  256-638-4418  

 June 18 8th Annual Freedom Fest 5K & 10K Don't miss the area's largest fun run/walk. Registration and starting of race is at Broadway Baptist Church in Rainsville. For online registration, contact info and more, visit the website www.racesonline.com Race begins at 8 a.m.

July

July 4 33rd 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 Independence Day Celebration in Fort Payne The City of Fort Payne invites you to a wonderful celebration with free hot dogs, soft drinks, American flags, live entertainment, and a fantastic fireworks display. Event takes place at the Fort Payne High School football stadium and begins at dusk. 256-845-1524

August

August 4 - 7 30th 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 27 Music On The Mountain Held in the Tom Bevill Lyceum and on the grounds at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC), 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 

September

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

September 17 Boom Days Heritage Celebration This annual art and musical event displays citizens of Fort Payne taking a second look at their past and the heritage passed down to them through the arts and crafts of our area. Many events will take place the week prior to the celebration on Saturday. The Boom Days Heritage Celebration will feature many of these facets in the presentation of musical performances as well as art displays in City Park. 10 a.m. 256-845-1524

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

September 23 - 24 Collinsville Annual Quilt Walk Stroll through the beautiful historic Victorian homes of downtown Collinsville and view some of the most wonderfully handcrafted quilts you have ever seen. Hours are Friday Noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 256-524-3296

October

October 15 – 16 Mentone Colorfest Come and enjoy the Fall season at the annual Mentone Colorfest. This event is filled with arts, crafts, great food, live entertainment and much more. It is held at the scenic Mentone Brow Park and downtown Mentone on Saturday and Sunday mentonecolorfest@gmail.com

November

November 5 8th Annual Canyon Fest A Celebration of Arts and Nature Little River Canyon Field School and Interpretive Center want you to come and enjoy live music, nature and arts activities, arts demonstrations and sales, great food, vendors, children's activities and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-782-5697

November 12 Collinsville Historic Turkey Trot Join us for food, fun and games. An antique car and tractor show, turkey shoot, cake walk, and historic “turkey toss” from the roof of a building make this an event fun for all ages. Sponsored in part by the Collinsville Historic Association. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-524-2788

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