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Suggested travels plans to Lookout Mountain 

2014 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 5 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, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 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. 

September 20 - November 2 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.  Tuesday - Thursday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; 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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November 1 United Grocery Outlet 40th Birthday Celebration Come help celebrate 40 years with the United Grocery Outlet. Receive discounts, goody bags and more. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 256-997-0722

November 1 – 2 Holiday Open House at Myrtle Jane's Come and enjoy a day of antiques , unique furniture and gifts. May also find selection of  items for that Christmas gift you have been looking for.  Holiday music, delicious treat and door prizes will be a part of the day. Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 256-845-4830

November 1 – 2 Bush Craft Weekend With One World Adventure Bring old school camping back to the 21st century learning outdoor skills and enjoying nature with your family. During this bush craft weekend learn projects–+ you can do with your family while camping. Gear list will be sent out prior to the class.  Saturday 9 a.m. to Sunday 3 p.m. 256-634-8370

November 1 & 2 Christmas Extravaganza at Tiger Lily Florist, Catering & Gifts Come celebrate the holidays with refreshments and storewide discounts for your shopping list! We can also decorate your home or office for the holidays, cater your holiday party, or prepare gift baskets for those on your list.  Saturday, November 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 256-845-5152

November 1 – 2 The Wishing Well Holiday Open House Join us for seasonal music, holiday food tasting, and unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list!  We offer gift certificates, FREE gift wrap, and Lay-away.  Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 2, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 256-845-7355

November 1 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

November 1 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 1 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 1 Storytime at the Canyon Center: Chickadee’s Message by Douglas Wood Little River Canyon Center staff and volunteers will read aloud unique children’s literature every first Saturday of the month. Storybooks will be available for purchase.  Little River Canyon Center 11 a.m. to Noon Free and open to everyone. 256-782-5697

November 1 Moon Lake Harvest Festival Moon Lake Elementary School will host their Annual Harvest Festival this year. This family friendly event is always a community favorite. Bring the kids down for lots of kids games, local entertainment, tons of raffles, a hula hoop contest and of course, the infamous hay ride! There is no better way to break in the fall season than a good old fashioned hay ride. Bring your jackets and snuggle in the hay with a blanket for a fun ride in the neighborhood. The cafeteria will be open serving BBQ plates and the concession stand will have all of your favorite concessions available. All proceeds from this event go to Moon Lake PTO. Please come out to this family fun event and show your support for our historic "little" school with strong community involvement. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 256-634-4113

November 1 Movie in the Park Come help raise awareness for those with Autism by joining Donohoo Cheverlet with a movie in the park. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic for an evening with your family under the stars while watching the movie. Free admission to all and free popcorn, cotton candy, drinks and fun. Fort Payne City Park.  5 p.m. 256-273-4986 

November 1 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

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

November 3 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

November 4 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  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

November 4 Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 6 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 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 6 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with Russell Gulley. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Admission is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 and Music starts at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

November 6 Marty Raybon in Concert Well known Marty Raybon will be performing at the DeKalb Theatre in downtown Fort Payne. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. For tickets you can go to DeKalb Theatre or call 256-997-0396 or 256-996-1635

November 7 Cold Weather Survival Class Learn how to survive in cold harsh conditions.  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

November 7 - 8 Holiday Open House at The Book Shelf Come and enjoy a great day of shopping, snacks, giveaways and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 256-844-8663

November 7 Campfire Talk:  Alabama “Forever Wild” Join us for a fun campfire talk in the Great Outdoors and bring along the family for smores around the campfire!  Two decades after its establishment by constitutional amendment in 1992, the Forever Wild Land Trust has purchased more than 227,000 acres of land in Alabama for public use. Alabama’s Forever Wild Land Trust acquisitions have created 220 miles of recreational trails within 21 new recreation areas and nature preserves, while providing additions to ten State Parks and 17 Wildlife Management Areas.   DeSoto State Park Alabama-Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground(Gate opens to the public at 6:30; in case of inclement weather the program will be moved indoors to the Nature Center, next to the Country Store) 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free and open to everyone! Call 256-997-5025

November 8 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

November 8 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 8 – 9 Gun and Knife Show This event will be held at the DeKalb County VFW Fairgrounds in Fort Payne. It will house 350 tables of rifles, shotguns, handguns, knives, edged weapons, modern & antique weapons, and related items. Admission is $5 per person and children under 12 are free with an adult.  Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 256-845-7140

November 8 Guided Archaeology Tour of Cherokee and DeKalb Counties Come along with JSU archaeologist Dr. Harry Holstein for a guided tour of sites throughout Cherokee and DeKalb counties. Participants will visit the 19th century Cornwall Iron Furnace, a Spanish contact site at Coosa village, a rock shelter in use as early as 3000 B.C., and much more. This will be an unforgettable all-day event. Bring your own food and drinks. Transportation is provided. Space is limited so register early!  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $15 per person (Ages 14 and over); pre-registration required. Call JSU Field Schools at 256-782-5697

November 8 Book Signing with Ray Padgett Local author Ray Padgett will be at the Book Shelf for a book signing.  He has a new children's book "Grinnin' Possum" with  illustrations are by Suzan Buckner. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 256-844-8663

November 8 Mr. & Miss Turkey Trot Beauty Pageant The pageant will be at Collinsville High School. We will accept girls from infant to a senior in high school and boys from infant to 4 years old. Event is open to the  public. Pageant starts at 3 p.m. 

November 8 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 adventure.  6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  256-997-9577

November 8 Campfire Talk: Bats of Alabama Join us for a fun campfire talk in the Great Outdoors and bring along the family for smores around the campfire! Join Joe Lewis from DCNR’s State Lands Division for a fascinating talk about those night creatures people either love or hate….Bats! Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight. With extremely elongated fingers and a wing membrane stretched between, the bat’s wing anatomically resembles the human hand. DeSoto State Park Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (Gate opens to the public at 6:30; in case of inclement weather the program will be moved indoors to the Nature Center, next to the Country Store) 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free and open to everyone! 256-997-5025

November 10 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 11 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 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

Novemer 11 Veterans Day Parade The parade will be on Veterans Day and follow the same route as the annual Christmas Parade. This year’s grand marshal is 90-year-old United States Marine Corps veteran Priscilla Gregory. Andrews said Gregory is the oldest marine veteran they know and that he was happy to honor her for her service. 5 p.m

November 12 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 13 Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 14 – 15 Rainsville Holiday Open House Rainsville retailers will welcome shoppers with a variety of activities such as décor, refreshments, music door prizes and more.  256-638-7800

November 14 - 15 Holiday Open House at Dinky Doodles Come find something for everyone. Holiday gifts, decorations, clothes and more. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 256-638-3465

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

November 14 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 14 - 16 & 21 - 23  "Blithe Spirit" Northeast Alabama Community College Theatre presents “Blithe Spirit”  Call 256-638-4418 for more information.  

November 15 Mother’s Day Out 5K & Red Light Fun Run Join FUMC Mother’s Day Out for their 1st Annual 5K & Fun Run. Check in will be in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church. Registration the day of the race will be from 6:45 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. Race beginning at 8 a.m. Fee for the 5K is $25, and the Red Light Fun Run is $17 256-845-6221

November 15 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

November 15 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  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

November 15 - 16 One World Backpacking Series: Tent & Hammock Camping Sponsored by DeSoto State Park and provided by One World Adventure Company Tent & Hammock camping.....even in the Winter!  Winter would be the perfect time to talk about tents and hammocks. We will talk about some different kinds of tents for winter camping, and some simple ways adding some warmth to a cold tent. Most of the class time will be spent talking about hammock camping, and how to stay warm.  Adults and youth 14 and up. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Desoto State Park.  $110 per person includes meals and all equipment. $85 per person includes meals (must provide your own equipment). $65 per person includes instruction (must provide on equipment and food)*. Upon registration, you will be sent a packing list. To register, call 256-634–8370  

November 15 Paracord Survival Bracelet Workshop: Beginner's Class Paracord has a million uses and handy to have around. Since it is so helpful people like to weave paracord into bracelets called survival bracelets. In the Beginner class you will learn how to make 2 types of paracord bracelets. The first bracelet will be an Oat Spike Sinnet bracelet. Once you get the hang of working with paracord, then we will move on to the Cobra bracelet. This workshop is for 8 years old and older. All ages welcome. All supplies provided. 10 a.m. to noon.  DeSoto State Park $10 supply fee. Workshop is limited to 10 people, so pre-registration is required.  256-997-5025

November 15 Paracord Survival Bracelet Workshop: Intermediate Class Paracord is often called survival cord because it has so many uses. This cord can hold 550lb and can be used for making shelters, rafts, fishing and many more things. A survival bracelet typically only has between 7 and 10 feet of paracord woven in to it. We will be making a Survival Belt that has between 40 and 80 feet of paracord woven into it. This workshop is for 8 years old and older. All ages welcome. All supplies provided. DeSoto State Park 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. $25 supply fee. Workshop is limited to 10 people, so pre -registration is required.  256-997-5025

November 15 Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 17 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

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

November 18 Orienteering Class Basic yet essential skills for survival navigation are brought to you in map reading, compass reading, and topography.  Bring your own compass or you may purchase one at our store.  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 19 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 pm. 256-997-9577

November 20 Lettering Class At Alice Circle Join us for a beginner level lettering class. Learn multiple lettering techniques and create a hand-lettered sketch to take home. All supplies included. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-996-1181

November 20 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 adventure.   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  256-997-9577

November 20  Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with Sally Barris. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Admission is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 & Music 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

November 21 – 23 Fall Retreat for Youth/Teen Fun outdoor adventures and challenging Bible lessons!  Invite a friend and come join us! Ponderosa Bible Camp  256-634-4397

November 21 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 21 Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 22 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

November 22 Native American Tools & Weapons Join National Park Service archaeologist Larry Beane for a demonstration of how Native Americans utilized natural resources to hunt and gather food, to make weapons, to start fires, and more!   Little River Canyon Center; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to everyone. 256-845-9605

November 22 Native American Pottery Workshop Join expert potter, Tammy Beane, to learn how pottery was made on Lookout Mountain thousands of years ago. We’ll provide the clay as well as bone needles and paddles to make designs on your pots.   Little River Canyon Center; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. $5 per person 256-782-5697

November 22 TELLABRATION!! Storytelling in the Canyon The International Tellebration is a worldwide event devoted to storytelling. This grass - roots movement is endorsed by the National Storytelling Network. Storytellers from AL, GA, and TN and other states gather for this event. You don’t want to miss it! Little River Canyon Center; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. If you are a storyteller, contact us at 256-782-5697 for information on performing

November 22 Rock Climbing Adventure Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  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

November 24 GPS Basics Training and Navigation Class Part 2 You will learn to find a beacon placed in the woods as a SAR attempt while knowing your position, and the position of your teammates. True Adventure Sports 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  256-997-9577

November 25 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 25 Lettering Class At Alice Circle Join us for a beginner level lettering class. Learn multiple lettering techniques and create a hand-lettered sketch to take home. All supplies included. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-996-1181

November 25 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.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 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.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 27 Turkey Trot 5K The Turkey Trot 5K will be on Thanksgiving morning at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum. Run will be sponsored by the Plainview High School Science Club. Entry fee is $25 before November 13, and $30 on race day. 8 a.m.

November 27 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 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 27 Traditional Thanksgiving Lunch Come enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Kamama Restaurant.  Served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Reservations Required. 256-634-3001

November 27 Thanksgiving Buffet at the Mountain Inn Restaurant Come enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving dinner at The Mountain Restaurant in DeSoto State Park. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults - $13.95 Children - $7.95 Reservations taken for 10 or more people. 256-845-5380

November 27 Rock Climbing Adventure Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  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.   2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  256-997-9577

November 27 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 28-30 Three Days of Holiday Cheer atop Lookout Mountain The shops of historic Mentone will host a town-wide Holiday Open House on Thanksgiving weekend offering three days of festive shopping and holiday cheer in one of the state’s most scenic areas. Located throughout Mentone are over two dozen trendy boutiques, antique shops and art galleries where shoppers can browse for locally made gifts, unique items, holiday decorations and other treasures.  Many of the shops will serve refreshments and offer special giveaways during the three-day event, and with plenty of locally owned eateries, visitors can refuel from the day of shopping before heading home.  During the Holiday Open House, plenty of free parking will be available. Most businesses will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 256-603-2404

November 28 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  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

November 28 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.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 28 Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 29 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

November 29 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  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

November 29 Night Zip Line Adventure/Sky Swing All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 256-997-9577

November 30 - December 5 Paint Your Own Pottery Looking for a good Christmas present idea? Drop by Alice Circle to paint some pottery.  Pottery will be ready for pick up not later than Saturday, Dec. 20th. No appointments needed.  3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-638-2688

  

December  

December 1 Orienteering Class Basic yet essential skills for survival navigation are brought to you in map reading, compass reading, and topography.  Bring your own compass or you may purchase one at our store.  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 1 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 2 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

December 3 “Elf on the “Book” Shelf” Celebration All community members, parents, and student s are invited to join the Moon Lake Elementary School Junior Beta Club for this event. Please bring a copy of your favorite book to donate to Toys For Tots. Moon Lake School Library, refreshments will be served. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-634-4113

December 3 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

December 3 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 4 DeKalb County Children's Advocacy Center Holiday Market & Open House We are so excited about doing our Open House and Holiday Market here at the CAC! We will be showing off our  building along with having dinner theatre tickets on sale, t-shirts, refreshments, Santa and more. We will also have information available to those who would like to “adopt a child” for Christmas. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 256-997-9700

December 4 Every Light a Prayer For Peace An event to honor our Military. Sponsored by the Fort Payne Garden Club and the City of Fort Payne. Held at the DeKalb Theatre. 1 p.m. 256-845-7771

December 4 Rock Climbing Adventure Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.   2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  256-997-9577

December 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 Noon. 256-997-9577

December 5 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.  Headlamp and enthusiastic guide included. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 6 – 7 Winter Survival Class Hosted by DeSoto State Park and provided by One World Adventure Company An early winter survival class for Wilderness Survival 101. A weekend long class with a specific for the lower Appalachian mountain range and spring weather conditions. We will cover a broad range of topics from Clothing, Kits, Shelter, Fire, Water, and Rescue. Saturday 9 a.m. to Sunday 3 p.m. DeSoto State Park Meet at DeSoto State Park Country Store $185 per person includes meals and all camping equipment. $135 per person includes meals (must provide your own camping equipment). $105 per person includes instruction (must provide on camping equipment and food).*  Upon registration, you will be sent a packing list *Survival Kits can be purchased: $65 per kit   256-634-8370

December 6 -7 One World Backpacking Series: Winter Backpacking Sponsored by DeSoto State Park and provided by One World Adventure Company Winter Backpacking....it's not time to pack it in yet! Just because it is a little cold or maybe there’s a bit of snow on the ground doesn’t mean backpacking season is over. Dress for the cold because we will be talking about the proper clothing and gear, how to stay dry, & how to dry your clothing and shoes. In the last backpacking class of 2014 we will talk about alternative backpacking methods for the snow so your camping season doesn’t have to stop. Adults and youth 14 and up. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Desoto State Park, $85 per person includes meals (must provide your own equipment). $65 per person includes instruction (must provide on equipment and food)*. Upon registration, you will be sent a packing list. To register, call 256-634–8370

December 6 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

December 6 A Cheery Canyon Christmas An enchanting day full of holiday programs such as winter wildlife feeding, sustainable giving, Christmas arts & crafts, secret Santa gift shop, photos made with SANTA, storytelling and more!! Little River Canyon Center; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Most programs are free...call 256-782-5697 for details for specific schedule

December 6 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 6 Henagar Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 10 a.m. 256-657-6282

December 6 Valley Head Christmas Parade  Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 10 a.m. 256-635-6814

December 6 Book Signing with Fiona Donovan Author Fiona Donovan will be at the Book Shelf for a book signing. 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  256-844-8663

December 6 Storytime at the Canyon Center: Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by James Dean & Eric Litwin Little River Canyon Center staff and volunteers will read aloud unique children’s literature every first Saturday of the month. Storybooks will be available for purchase. Little River Canyon Center, 11 a.m. to Noon. Free and open to everyone. 256-782-5697

December 6 Ider Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 1 p.m. 256-657-5717

December 6 Hypothermia Class This three-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. Also learn steps to prevent hypothermia and how to combat it. $30 pp. True Adventure Sports 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  256-997-9577

December 6 Arise Dance Performs “The Nutcracker” The Arise dance studio will be performing “The Nutcracker”. Performances will be at the Fort Payne City Auditorium. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Call for tickets now! 256-996-4247

December 6 Crossville Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 4 p.m. 256-528-7121

December 7 Christmas at the Opera House  Landmarks will be hosting their annual fundraiser with Christmas At The Opera House featuring The Sharp’s and friends. Tickets may be purchased for $10 at Brown’s Cleaners, at the door or online at www.landmarksdekalbal.org. Begins at 2 p.m.  

December 8 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 9 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 9 Hypothermia Class This three-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. Also learn steps to prevent hypothermia and how to combat it. $30 pp. True Adventure Sports 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  256-997-9577

December 10 Cold Weather Survival Class Learn how to survive in cold harsh conditions.  Learn tips to prevent hypothermia and death.  This class covers the basics for emergency cold weather conditions and also covers a few tips on how to stay warm and comfortable for everyday cold conditions.  9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 11 Afternoon Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 12 Fort Payne Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park Join in the festivities in Fort Payne City Park. Free soft drinks, hot chocolate, refreshments, caroling, then there will be a  huge parade to make this annual event tons of fun!  Festivities start at 4 p.m.  Parade starts at 6 p.m. 256-845-2741

December 13 NPS Green & Gray Saturday The National Park Service staff and volunteers will present “Green & Gray” programs on the second Saturday of each month. Topics include park resources and activities, climate change, recycling, energy conservation, eco-gardening, exotic plants, native landscaping, pollution prevention, green energy, and more! Little River Canyon Center 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free; for more information contact the National Park Service at 256-845-9605

December 13 Fyffe Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Come enjoy the parade and the Christmas spirit. Parade begins at 12 p.m. 256-623-2222

 December 13 Geraldine Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 2 p.m. 256-659-2122

 December 13 Sylvania Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 2 p.m. 256-638-2604

December 13 Collinsville Christmas Parade Bring your family to this fun festive event.  Parade begins at 3 p.m. 256-524-2135

December 13 Rainsville Santa Dash The Santa Dash will take its proceeds and give them to Plainview School to be used to bring a Merry Christmas to children who might miss the excitement of receiving gifts on Christmas Morning.Male and Female any age WHERE- Sand Mountain Electric Coop, line up at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Rainsville Christmas Parade 4 p.m. 256-717-5650

December 13 Annual Rainsville Christmas At the Crossroads and Parade Come and enjoy a celebration on the season with this fun festive annual event.   Parade begins at 4 p.m. 256-638-7800 

December 13 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 adventure.   6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  256-997-9577

December 13 Christmas Concert at Kamamas The Liz Wood Project returns to Kamama in Mentone for a very special Christmas Concert.  This show will sell out fast so get your tickets in advance. Tickets will be $15 each singles or $25 a couple in advance. Ticket will be $20 each at the door. Jimmy Rogers will be preparing a special Holiday Menu for that evening, reservations for dinner required.  7 p.m. 256-634-3001

December 15 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.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 16 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

December 16 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 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 16 Bouldering Adventure – Atop Lookout Mountain Come experience first-hand what bouldering is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. We will climb on some of the best boulders atop Lookout Mountain. No prior climbing or bouldering experience is needed.  Meet at True Adventure Sports. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 17 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  Headlamp and enthusiastic guide included. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 18 Lettering Class At Alice Circle Join us for a beginner level lettering class. Learn multiple lettering techniques and create a hand-lettered sketch to take home. All supplies included. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-996-1181

December 19 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 pm. 256-997-9577

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

December 20 The Winter Excursion The Winter Excursion is a mystery trip that includes hiking, bouldering, sightseeing, navigation, survival, teambuilding, waterfalls, and just plain fun. You will need to bring a small backpack, compass, flashlight, change of socks, warm clothes, camera, trail mix, water, small first aid kit, emergency blanket and emergency poncho. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 20 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  Headlamp and enthusiastic guide included. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 22 Bouldering Adventure – Atop Lookout Mountain Come experience first-hand what bouldering is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. We will climb on some of the best boulders atop Lookout Mountain. No prior climbing or bouldering experience is needed.  Meet at True Adventure Sports. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 23 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.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

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

December 25 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.  Headlamp and enthusiastic guide included. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 26 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 adventure.   6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  256-997-9577

December 27 Bouldering Adventure – Atop Lookout Mountain Come experience first-hand what bouldering is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. We will climb on some of the best boulders atop Lookout Mountain. No prior climbing or bouldering experience is needed.  Meet at True Adventure Sports. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 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.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 30 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

December 31 Hypothermia Class This three-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. Also learn steps to prevent hypothermia and how to combat it. $30 pp. True Adventure Sports 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  256-997-9577 

 

 

 
 


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