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2016 Calendar of Events for DeKalb County Alabama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open 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

FARMERS MARKETS -
Mid-June to Mid-September, weather permitting...
DeKalb County Farmers Market
every Tuesday & Friday, 3pm to 6pm at the VFW Fairgrounds. 18th Street North, Fort Payne. Call the DeKalb County Cooperative Extension for more information at 256-845-8595.
Rainsville Farmers Market  every Thursday, 4pm to 7pm. Rainsville City Park.
June to October, Fort Payne Main Street Farmers Market every Saturday from 8am to 11am at Fort Payne City Park (Gault Ave. N. & 4th St. N.) 256-996-2131
Year Round, Mentone Farmers Market every Saturday from 10am to 1pm with fresh produce, eggs & baked goods. 6139 AL Hwy 117 in Mentone. 256-638-1842
Windy Hill Farmers Market Summer Fridays from 3pm – 6pm. Fresh produce, eggs and meat from the Farm. Located at 445 County Rd 942 in Mentone (Just off Hwy 117).

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August 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
 
August 2  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

August 3 Treasure Hunt Adventure Do you enjoy trying to solve riddles and clues?  This 5-hour adventure will take you deep into the heart of a cave.  You will have to solve and follow each clue in order to find the next one, and ultimately the Treasure!  TAS 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 4 - 7 30th Annual World’s Longest Yard Sale Travel the scenic byways of America for more than 650-miles of yard sales and unique treasure finds. Follow the Lookout Mountain Parkway from Gadsden, Alabama to Chattanooga, Tennessee 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 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

August 5 Gospel Night With Ole Time Christians DixieLand Family Restaurant will be hosting local and big name gospel & bluegrass groups. All of our Gospel Nights will begin at 6 p.m. and with no cover charge or tickets needed.  256-638-1888  

August 5 – 6 Fairy Houses, Un-natural Hikes & More! Down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, into the "Wardrobe" or via Platform 9 3/4...it is FUN to learn about science and nature through enchantment and fairy tales! Join internationally acclaimed storyteller and environmental educator, Renee Simmons Raney, from the Conservation Education Institute for this amazing weekend of discover and unique observation activities at DeSoto State Park. Schedule: Friday Evening Stories and Activities at Campfire Ring 6 p.m.; Saturday Activities: 10 a.m. Un-natural Trail Hike (CCC Pavilion and Indian Falls Trail; possibly Hobbit Trail); 11: 30 a.m. Nature Observation through Fairy Houses; 6 p.m. Unique Nature Observation Skills Activity at Campfire Circle. Free & open to everyone. Hosted by the Georgia - Alabama Land Trust & DeSoto State Park 256-997-5025

August 6 - 7 Tennessee Mounted Shooters Association Competition MSA competitions at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center. Free admission for spectators.  256-638-1650  

August 6 2nd Annual Sylvania Wingfest Wingfest participants will compete against each other to see who makes the best chicken wings in the area. There will be awards given out at the end of the fundraiser to cooks who place in the top three of the best traditional wing and most unique wing competitions.  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. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

August 9 Celestial Navigation This two-hour class is a basic introduction to navigation by the stars. Learn how to navigate without the use of a compass or GPS with the same rules used for almost six thousand years. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 10  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

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 Serious Skills Series: The Science of Glass Workshop The Serious Skills series is a variety of classes and workshops that provide opportunities to discover a hidden talent or learn a new skill for personal enrichment. Classes are open to local residents, overnight guests and park visitors. Join glass artist Linda Munoz and Kay Stone to learn the science behind glass – is it really a liquid in disguise – and take home two beautiful pieces of kiln-formed glass that you create. Linda and Kay will touch on the chemical and physical properties of glass as an introduction to fused glass design. Participants will make two items which will be fired in a small kiln and will be available for pick up the following day. (Sat., Aug. 13). 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Supply fee is $20 for a pendant and earrings or two pendants. Ages 12 to adult. Pre-registration required, call 256-997-5025. Hosted by DeSoto State Park. 

August 12 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 12  Zip Line & Sky Swing Adventure at Night 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.   7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 13 Serious Skills Series: Woven Basket Workshop  The Serious Skills series is a variety of classes and workshops that provide opportunities to discover a hidden talent or learn a new skill for personal enrichment. Classes are open to local residents, overnight guests and park visitors. Students will learn how to weave a market style basket with a divider using flat reed with teacher Beverly Ashton from the Dixie Weavers Basketry Guild (Anniston, AL). The finished basket will measure 7” L x 3 1/2” W x 4” H (without the handle) this class is for ages 12 to adult (please no younger children for safety reasons) DeSoto State Park 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $15 supply fee. Pre-registration required by Monday, August 8th. Space is limited to 12 participants. 256-997-5025. Hosted by DeSoto State Park.

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 13 The DeKalb County Genealogical Society Meeting The DeKalb County Genealogical Society will be meeting and Mr. Iven Harvelle will present a program about stocks and bonds relating to Fort Payne’s “Boom Days.”  Anyone interested in learning more about genealogical research is invited to attend this free meeting. DeKalb County Public Library. 10 a.m.  

August 13 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 13 Campfire Talk: Longleaf Pine Ecosystem–Bringing an Endangered Species Back to Alabama 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. Coordinator for the Auburn University Museum of Natural History to learn about some of the creatures native to the Longleaf pine forests of south Alabama and how a partnership that spans three states is helping bring an federally endangered species back to those same forests. Kay will be joined by two of the more notable species living in the Longleaf pine forests. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. DeSoto State Park’s Campfire Ring Free and open to everyone, Great for all ages! 256-997-5025

August 13 – 14 Alabama Quarter Horse Association Show Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center. Free admission for spectators.  256-638-1650

August 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

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 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 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. 10 a.m. to 12 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 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

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 20 The 5th Annual  Rainsville Chamber Scholarship Tournament The number of three-person golf teams is limited. Please preregister soon to ensure your spot. There will be several golf contests such as longest drive and closest-to-the hole.  Tournament proceeds will fund the Chamber’s Scholarship Program. Rainsville Golf & Country Club at 8 a.m. Contact the Rainsville Chamber of Commerce at 256-638-7800

August 20 1st Annual Addicts 4 Christ Poker Run This is a community event to raise awareness that there is Hope, Healing, and Restoration for the Addict and or loved ones of an Addict through Jesus! We are seeking relationships through music, food, games, and shared activities for all ages. In addition to recent years this year we are adding a Big selection of Vendors and a Poker Run that morning. Join us for an eventfully fun day as we share HOPE with our community. Registration for ride begins at 8 a.m. and ride starts at 9 a.m.  Festival in Rainsville City Park 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

August 20 – 21 Yoga On The Mountain  Start your morning off right with Dee Brown. Classes are held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at DeSoto State Park. Cost is $5. To register contact 256-634-8370  

August 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 12 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 20 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 20 Canyon Concert: A Centennial Celebration Our National Parks are turning 100 years old in August so let's celebrate!  In honor of this historic birthday the National Park Service, the Little River Arts Council, and the Jacksonville State University Canyon Center are partnering to party. All those who love parks are invited to this free concert featuring three great acts, all outdoors, under the stars and with bands on the giant Canyon Concert Stage. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers but be sure to take advantage of on-site food vendors, the Canyon Gift Shop and special merchandise from the bands. Donations for parking is requested and support to all three of the participating partners is always encouraged. Gates open at 5 p.m. for lawn seating and the first act begins at 6 p.m. JSU's Little River Canyon Center. Free & open to everyone. For more information about the concert please call the Canyon Center at 256-845-3548

August 20 Campfire Talk: Geocaching 101 Join us for a fun campfire talk in the Great Outdoors! Do you want to learn more about Geocaching? Geocaching is a real - world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. This campfire talk will include a lesson on what geocaching is and how you do it. There will be a live demonstration of geocaching and geocaching supplies will be on display. Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.  DeSoto State Park's Campfire Ring. Free & open to the Public & Great for all ages! 256-997-5025

August 21 Tri-State Paper Crafting Join us to learn, create and be inspired while crafting with papers, stamps, inks, punches, and die cuts. No experience needed. Kamama Gallery in Mentone.  Reserve by noon Saturday, August 20th. Cost is $5. 1 p.m. to 2:30p.m. To learn more or reserve a spot send an email to cottagepaper@bellsouth.net or call 205-349-4026

August 22 – September 2 Historic artifact exhibition...The Civil War in Northeast Alabama The exhibition, which will be held in the Archives and Special Collections Room on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center, will run from July 27 until August 12 and then re-open from August 22 until September 2.  The hours will be Monday-Thursday from 12 noon until 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. On loan from the private collection of various members of the community, the items include belt buckles, bullets, buttons, coins, original documents, and other such items. Mr. Blake Wilhelm, NACC Archivist/Specialist, stated, “With the Tennessee River serving as a dividing line between Union and Confederate armies for much of the Civil War, Northeast Alabama was an important region with a unique role to play in the war.  This collection is a broad representation, both in artifacts and in original documents, of the war in this region.”For more information, contact Blake Wilhelm at wilhelmb@nacc.edu or 256-228-6001 or 256-638-4418, extension 2288

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

August 22 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

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 - 28 Canyon Mouth Park Is Free Little River Canyon National Preserve will waive entrance fees at Canyon Mouth as the National Park Service marks its Centennial birthday.  Park Superintendent Steve Black and Canyon Center Director Pete Conroy invite the public to come out and enjoy the free event.  For more information call the Canyon Center at 256-845-3548

August 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

August 25 Little River Canyon's Birthday Party Celebration Join us at the Canyon Center for cake to celebrate the Little River Canyons Birthday!  Cake served at Noon 256-845-3548

August 25 Healing Artist Circle Join both professional and non, to learn about and support various creative healing modalities for business and personal health. Meet and greet with dutch style dinner from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Wolf's Den at Kamama. Bring business cards/samples.  Followed by a presentation on self care for arms and hands by Kerry Breithaupt and Lisa A. Schad, LMT from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hand-outs and hands-on demo and particiation. Suggested $10 offering for presentation.  Hosted by Tohi Spa at Kamama.  Call 256-635-8855 to reserve a spot and for more information

August 26 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. True Adventure Sports. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 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

August 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

August 27 12th 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. 10 a.m. 256-623-2222  

August 27 History Day at Little River Canyon The park will have History Day, with short ongoing flexible presentations and exploration of archival materials at the park.  Little River Canyon Center. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-845-3548 

August 27 Third Annual Dog Daze: A Furry Fun Festival for Dogs and Their Humans Hosted by JSU Field Schools Don’t bring your dogs and human family to this event where the Canyon Center staff features dog games, storytelling, presentations on all topics canine such as dog adoption, dog advocacy, service dogs, basic medical information and much more! Little River Canyon Center 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free & open to everyone, donations accepted. 256-845-3548

August 27 Fyffe UFO Days 5K Twilight Run The Fyffe High School Cheerleaders sponsor this event, and the group is now a 4-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 5:30 p.m., Race begins at 6:30 p.m. Fun Run at conclusion of 5k. Cash Prizes for top runners! Very challenging route. You can register at www.racesonline.com or call Mary Katherine Carroll at 256-601-1224

August 27 Rainsville Police Department Youth Day in the Park Enjoy free hot dogs, soft drinks, inflatables, dunking booth and much more.  First 500 kids get free event t-shirt.  Free admission.  Rainsville City Park 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 256-638-7800

August 27 Music On The Mountain Featuring Holly Williams and Norman Blake. 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 

August 27 "Play it Forward" Casino Night Fundraiser For one night, you can gamble the night away for a good cause. The Progressive Women of NE Alabama will hold this fun filled event to support its charitable programs including scholarships for women to attend NE Alabama Community College & Snead State. Tickets are $50. Games include: Roulette, Texas Holdem' Poker, Craps, Black Jack and Slot Machines. For more information or to sponsor a table please contact Angie Shugart @angieshugart1@gmail.comEvent to be held at the following time, date, and location: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Little River Canyon Center 256-634-8370

August 27 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 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 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

August 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

September

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

September 2 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 3 Sculpt Your Own Flower Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass?  It’s all about hands on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. Minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 5 in each class.  9 a.m. t0 10 a.m. Reservations are required. 256-523-3188

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

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

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

September 3 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

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

September 5 Afternoon Rock Climb Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about in the afternoon with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed. TAS   2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 7 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 8 GPS Basic Training and Navigation Class Part 1 Learn how to use a map, compass, and a handheld GPS. Learn basic navigation and how to pinpoint a location for quick return, or quick rescue. Also learn how to search by waypoints or coordinates. True Adventure Sports    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  256-997-9577

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

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

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

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

September 10 Paperweight Class This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about.  Feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.  Please join us for some in-depth discovery. Reservations Required $135 per person. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  256-523-3188

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

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

September 12 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 13 Zip Line & Sky Swing Adventure  All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before adventure.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 15 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m. to Noon. 256-997-9577

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

September 16 Zip Line & Sky Swing Adventure  All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before adventure.  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 16 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

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

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

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

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

September 17 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

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

September 17 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

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

September 17 Third Saturday Downtown Cruise-In You can come out and enjoy an afternoon of family fun activities in downtown Fort Payne. This public event will include food, live music, a car show, and more from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 256-996-3857

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

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

September 19 Rock Climbing Adventure Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

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

September 20 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 21 Rock Climbing Adventure Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

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

September 23 Night Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

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

September 24 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 26 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE AL.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

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

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

September 26 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 28 Celestial Navigation This two-hour class is a basic introduction to navigation by the stars. Learn how to navigate without the use of a compass or GPS with the same rules used for almost six thousand years. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

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

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

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

October

October 1 - 2 Hunting and Outdoor Show The Agri-Business Cemter will host a hunting and outdoor show.  Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. 256-638-1650

October 1 Sculpt Your Own Flower Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass?  It’s all about hands on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. Minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 5 in each class.  9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Reservations are required. 256-523-3188

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

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

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

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

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

October 8 Paperweight Class This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about.  Feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.  Please join us for some in-depth discovery. Reservations Required $135 per person. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  256-523-3188

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 19 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

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

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

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

November 25 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

November 26 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

 

December

December 3 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

December 10 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

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

 December 17 Blow Your Own Ornament  This had become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass.  Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost is $35 per ornament blown 256-523-3188

 

 
 


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