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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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October 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 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 256-997-9577

 October 2 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 256-997-9577

October 2 Mentone Community Flu Shot Clinic Bring your insurance cards along with a list of any allergies you may have. The following insurances cover the flu shot with a $0 copay! For Alabama Medicaid patients, the flu shot copay is $1.30.Cash price for the flu shot is $31.99. Flu shots will be provided by your local Rite Aid Pharmacy. Please contact your Rite Aid Pharmacist to see if your insurance plan covers the flu shot or if you have any additional questions. Mentone City Hall 9:30 a.m. to10:30 a.m. 256-845-6338

October 2 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with Claude Bourbon from England with his Medieval and Spanish Blues. 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

October 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

October 4 – 5 Bugging Out Weekend with One World Adventure Test your gear: Test your bug out gear during the wetter and cooler weather conditions. Specific bug out classes and exercises during the weekend. Saturday 9 a.m. to Sunday 3 p.m. 256-634-8370

October 4 - 5 Northeast Alabama Cutting Horse Show Enjoy the team cutting competition. At the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center 256-638-1650

October 4 Storytime at the Canyon Center: “The Headless Horseman” by Mayne Reid 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  

 October 4 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  

October 4 Moon Lake Costume Dance This Annual Harvest Festival fundraiser for Moon Lake School is open for all Moon Lake and Valley Head Students from Kindergarten to 6th grade. It is held in the Moon Lake Gymnasium from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per student and includes a hotdog dinner. Pictures will also be available for those interested for an additional $2. 256-634-4113

October 4 RTI Movie in the Park Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic for an evening with your family under the stars while watching the movie “Hot to Train Your Dragon Part 2”. Free admission to all and Free popcorn to the first 500 people. Rainsville City Park.  8 p.m. 256-638-7800  

October 6 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

October 7 - 8 High Adventure Trip This is a 3 day adventure including a Wild Cave Tour, Rock Climbing, An Extreme Night Hike and end with a relaxing canoe trip.  Price includes all activities, attractions, permits, fees, gear, and guides.  256-997-9577

October 7 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

October 7 Moon Lake PTO Meeting and Chili Supper A Harvest Festival fundraiser sponsored by the Moon Lake Second Grade Class. Chili supper will be served in the Moon Lake cafeteria beginning at 3:30 p.m. 256-634-4113

October 9 - 12 The Courage Worship Event This is going to be a worship event like never before.  The Courage mission is to heal the broken hearted, to remember the forgotten, to bring hope to the hopeless and courage to the weak.  Courage Worship event is designed to create this environment for a constant 72 hours. There will be dozens of Christian Bands, Solo Artists, and Speakers. During the day there will be optional community service groups going out at each hour all day and worship will continue though out the day and night.  It’s a chance to serve the people of DeKalb County who are in need.  Hope you can join us. Twilley Fields in Dogtown. 256-706-2319

October 9 & 10, 13 & 14 and 16 & 17 Fall Break Tours at Tigers for Tomorrow Visitors can get an up close visit with the animals in The Legacy Living Classroom and even feed the animals at the animal contact area while waiting for the tour to begin.  On the tour you will learn about the predators we share our world with, their instincts and behaviors as well as why they are here at Untamed Mountain.  Bring your camera as tour guests will be allowed to take photos, but no videos will be allowed during this time. NO CELL PHONE USE IN PRESERVE please.  Please also wear closed toed shoes or sneakers this is a 1 ½ hour walking tour are recommended.  Regular tour prices discounted during this special time.  Tigers for Tomorrow will host 1 tour a day, at 2 p.m., and gates will open 1 hour prior to tour and close at time of tour. Tour fees, $15.00 adult and$ 10.00 children ages 3-11. Pictures permitted. The tour is just $10 for children ages 3-11 and $15 for those ages 12 and above.  All children under 3 are free!  NO RESERVATIONS are needed. 256-524-4150

October 9 T. Graham Brown in Concert Join us for an evening of fine food and great music with Country Music Legend T. Graham Brown. The Strand Box Office Grill will be hosting a dinner with T. Graham Brown at 5:30 p.m. for Dinner+Show ticket holders. The meal will consist of The Famous BANANZA Burger with onion rings or fries and a drink. Also, included with this $28 ticket will be VIP seating for the show. Dinner+Show tickets are limited to 50 tickets! Standard tickets ($18) do not include the dinner. These tickets are general admission seating. Tickets will be $20 at the door. 256-997-0396

October 9  Sav-A-Life Annual Banquet Sav-A-Life of DeKalb County will host their 20th annual fund-raising banquet at the Christian Life Center of First United Methodist Church of Fort Payne.  Tickets are $15. Meal will begin at 6:15 p.m. Call 256-845-0838 for more information

October 10 Campfire Talk: Corn~Atruly A-maizing Plant! Join us for a fun campfire talk in the great outdoors!Join geographer Kelly Gregg in a casual discussion of the origins of Native American corn, how it shaped American culture and cuisine, and how it went on to help feed the world!” Free & open to the public, bring the family along for fresh popcorn!  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 in the Improved Campground (In case of inclement weather will be located in Nature Center) 256-997-5025

October 11 Little River Canyon Half Marathon The Little River Canyon Center will host its second annual “Little River Canyon Half Marathon.” Possibly one of the most scenic half marathons in the country, the certified course loops 13.1 miles on paved roads, starting and ending at the Little River Canyon Center. Little River Canyon Center 8 a.m.  $50 fee; pre-registration required.  256-845-9605

October 11, 13 -18 Fall/Winter Finders Keepers Consignment Sale You will find gently used, good quality name brand children and adult clothing and shoes, home furnishings, electronics, books, toys, furniture and more, all at great prices. Sign up NOW to become a consignor!  Held at the VFW Fairgrounds. Special pre-sale hours for consignors. Call for more details! 256-632-2420

October 11 - 12 Christmas at Eddies This 29th annual decorating of Eddie’s Garden Center in Henagar is a fun tradition. With over 140 Christmas trees, each with individual themes, it’s impossible to see everything in just one trip. Stroll through the Christmas Wonderland and see how each room has been tastefully decorated for the holidays. Ornaments ranging from western to whimsical, cartoons to retro. Open regular store hours and special holiday hours during Thanksgiving and on Sundays. Eddie’s is located in Henagar at 9112 AL Highway 40. 256-657-3841

October 11 & 12 Tigers For Tomorrow "Big Cat Pumpkin Toss" As part of our animal husbandry and enrichment program at Untamed Mountain home of Tigers for Tomorrow we like to get our visitors involved in our predator enrichment program. An important part of enrichment is PLAY. For the next 2 weekends in October Tigers For Tomorrow will have a big cat pumpkin toss.  Visitors that want to help support the preserve can donate medium and large pumpkins for the animal of their choice. Pumpkins will need to be donated at the admissions window by 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Keepers will present the animals with their pumpkins around 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. 256-524-4150

October 11  NPS Green & Grey Saturday The National Park Service staff and volunteers will present “Green & Grey” living programs on the second Saturday of each month.Topics include climate change, recycling, energy conservation, eco-gardening, exotic plants, native landscaping, pollution prevention, green energy, and more! Little River Canyon Center; 10 a.m. Free; 256-845-8548

October 11 Hispanic Heritage Month Program at Little River Canyon National Preserve Jacksonville State University professor and archaeologist Dr. Harry Holstein will be presenting “Hernando DeSoto: An Explorer in Northeast Alabama” as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.  The program will be at the Little River Canyon Center.  10 a.m. Free and open to the public. 256-845-9605

October 11 - 12 Blacksmith Forging Demonstration with Walter Howell Locally & nationally-known craftsman Walter Howell will demonstrate this interesting artform of usefulness & beauty. See raw materials become works of art using this age-old method of heating & shaping metal known as forging.  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  DeSoto State Park Country Store Free & open to everyone. 256-997-5025

October 11 1st Annual Pumpkins in Sylvania Park There will be variety of vendors, live entertainment, car show, inflatables, Pumpkin contests & lots more! Fun for the whole family! Contact Town Hall for information. 11 a.m. 256-638-2604

October 11 Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration Dutch ovens have been in use for hundreds of years; especially when our country was expanding and families were on the move. This is a demonstration, so the best part is when food is just coming off the fire!  Learn the basics about Dutch ovens, how to clean & care for your cookware, AND cook (& eat!) dinner & dessert at the same time!  . DeSoto State Park Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground Free & open to everyone; Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. Drop in whenever you like & check out the food! 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-5025

October 11 Campfire Talk: 'Moonshine' Moonshining began very early in American history & for early moonshiners, making and selling alcohol wasn't just for fun or a few extra bucks — it was a means of survival. Learn about the history of moonshining in the Appalachian. DeSoto’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free to the Public Great for all ages! 256-997-5025

October 13 Poisonous Plants of Alabama Class This class is a brief overview of many poisonous plants in Alabama. There are many types of poisonous plants, learn how to spot them and what to do if you are affected by them. Also learn the vital role they play in our wilderness. Meet at True Adventure Sports Training Center. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 256-997-9577

October 14 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

October 15 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

October 16 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

October 16 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with the folk duo Yancy & Yancy. 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

October 18 & 19 Tigers For Tomorrow "Big Cat Pumpkin Toss" As part of our animal husbandry and enrichment program at Untamed Mountain home of Tigers for Tomorrow we like to get our visitors involved in our predator enrichment program. An important part of enrichment is PLAY. For the next 2 weekends in October Tigers For Tomorrow will have a big cat pumpkin toss.  Visitors that want to help support the preserve can donate medium and large pumpkins for the animal of their choice. Pumpkins will need to be donated at the admissions window by 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Keepers will present the animals with their pumpkins around 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. 256-524-4150

October 17 Fish Fry and Backyard Concert & Bonfire One World Adventure will kick off the Colorfest Weekend with their famous Fish Fry and Backyard Concert & Bonfire! PLATES $10 - Includes a heaping plate of fresh catfish, Dave’s Hushpuppies, homemade slaw, drink and dessert! Mentone Inn Backyard Pavilion. Serving fish from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. or until it lasts! David Lusk will play a Tribute to the Beatles from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.   256-634-8370

October 17 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

October 17 Campfire Talk: The Trail of Tears: A Journey of Injustice At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida--land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. By the end of the decade, very few natives remained anywhere in the southeastern United States. Working on behalf of white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the Indians’ land, the federal government forced them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian territory” across the Mississippi River. This difficult and sometimes deadly journey is known as the Trail of Tears.To commemorate the Trail of Tears, Historian Larry Smith will present this interesting program to remember and memorialize the survival of the Cherokee people. DeSoto State Park’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (in case of inclement weather the program will be held in the nature center) 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fee: Free & open to everyone. 256-997-5025

October 18 - 19 One World Backpacking Series: Alternative Ways to Backpack Sponsored by DeSoto State Park and provided by One World Adventure Company After putting some trail time behind your tested gear, you may be wanting to change things up a little. Try another style of backpacking, and that's where this class comes in. I'll show you some small changes you can make to add a little change in your backpacking routine and get a little taste of a different style in your next camping trip. Desoto State Park, Fee: $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, 256-634–8370 

October 18 2nd Annual Color Craze 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run One World Adventure will host the 2nd annual COLOR CRAZE 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN! The race is great for all ages and will begin at Mason Park in Mentone, adjacent to Mentone Town Hall. Sign in and Race Day Registration begins at 7am Saturday morning with 1st wave starting at 7:50 a.m. Fees vary from $15 - $30. Awards will be presented to top runners at 9:45a.m. in the pavilion at Brow Park. Find out more information by visiting our site http://oneworldadventureco.com/fall-fundraising-events/  256-634-8370

October 18 - 19 Annual Mentone Colorfest  Over the two day event, a steady stream of music from talented local musicians featuring the "Sounds of Mentone" can be heard in the brow park pavilion. Before leaving, be sure to browse the rest of the mountaintop town and check out locally own shops and boutiques and other unique places. There will also be a Scavenger hunt. These are a great way to bring families together, and the Colorfest Scavenger Hunt will be a fun, family-friendly game to play during the festival weekend. The focus of the Colorfest Scavenger Hunt will be to challenge game participants to discover what the local businesses of Mentone have to offer. When your tummy starts talkin', look for the "Taste of Mentone" signs and indulge in some of the best cuisine in the South!  Email for more information.   
October 18 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

October 18 Mountain Bike Tour 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. $65 per person Meet at True Adventure Sports 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577 

October 18 Third Saturday Sunset Event 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

October 18 Campfire Talk: Cherokee Folklore Join us for a campfire talk in the Great Outdoors! As night falls and the flames flicker, imagine the “Little People” of the Cherokee are gathering to dance in the firelight. (They love a Party!) Hear stories of their legendary history with the Cherokee and other tales of plant and animal origins from Cherokee descendants, Jerry Coleman and Ila Hatter -Coleman. DeSoto State Park's Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (in case of inclement weather, program will be held in the Nature Center) 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free and open to everyone; Great for all ages! Bring along the kids for S’mores! 256-997-5025

October 20 Mountaineering Adventure This 4-6 hour adventure starts with a rappel into a low light maze where we will stop and anchor part of the way down the rock wall and travel on the rock face mountaineering style to get to our main destination.  True Adventure Sports 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577

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

October 21Rappelling 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

October 21 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  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

October 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

Ocotber 23 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

October  23 Valley Head Homecoming Parade Line-up will begin at Valley Head High School at 4:30 p.m. and parade will begin at 5 p.m. to make the traditional loop around downtown. If anyone is interested in participating in the parade, please contact Mrs. Hulgan at 256-635-6228

October 24 - 26 Spookapalooza! Weekend 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 24 Donohoo Chevrolet's Pink Friday Put on all your pink and come out to Donohoo Chevrolet. Join us in showing support for all our strong surviving women. There will be drinks, snacks, games for the kids and a whole lot of fun for the family. All proceeds go to Kendra Currie. 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 256-273-4986

October 25 Fall Open Studio At Orbix Hot Glass Join us for our 12th annual fall open studio.  The leaves are perfect and the temperature is just right for blowing some glass.  Hourly demonstrations, as well as a chance to make your own ornament, are what's in store for the day.  We hope to see you come out.  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 256-523-3188

October 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

October 25 & 26 Tigers For Tomorrow "Big Cat Pumpkin Toss" As part of our animal husbandry and enrichment program at Untamed Mountain home of Tigers for Tomorrow we like to get our visitors involved in our predator enrichment program. An important part of enrichment is PLAY. For the next 2 weekends in October Tigers For Tomorrow will have a big cat pumpkin toss.  Visitors that want to help support the preserve can donate medium and large pumpkins for the animal of their choice. Pumpkins will need to be donated at the admissions window by 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Keepers will present the animals with their pumpkins around 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. 256-524-4150

October 24 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

October 24 Storytellin’ Campfire Talk: Haunts & Happenings Author Steve Stratton from Huntsville, Alabama & storyteller Lee Piskor z from Scottsboro will entertain in this spooky storytelling campfire talk. Steve will read out loud from his deliciously spooky books, One October & Plainridge. Afterwards Lee will make chills shiver up and down your spine with her spooktacular haunting stories.  Great for all ages! Be sure to bring your own comfortable camp chair or blanket, as seating is limited. DeSoto State Park's Improved Campground at the James L. Wynn Campfire Ring. Gate will open to the public 30 minutes before the movie. In case of inclement weather, the program will be in the DSP Nature Center (next to the Country Store) 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free & Open to everyone. 256-997-5025

 October 24 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

October 25 - 26 Mounted Shooters of America MSA competitions at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center. Free admission for spectators.  256-638-1650

October 25 – 26 The 6th Annual Mentone Area Art Council Home Tour and Silent Auction The Mentone Area Arts Council (MAAC) will present a two-day fall tour of eight homes and other historic landmarks including a camp, a church and an inn.  Tickets good for both days can be purchased at Mentone Town Hall for $12 each during tour hours.  Cost is only $10 each for MAAC members. A Silent Auction will again be held in conjunction with the Home Tour.  It is the main source of funding for MAAC projects.  Auction items will be displayed at the Mentone Town Hall where the tour tickets are sold.  Bid on paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, restaurant meals, vacation rentals, native plants, boat rides, antiques, classes and much more.  This year, bidding will once again be available online at www.mentonearts.com.  The Silent Auction items will be displayed in the Town Hall during tour hours. Bidding ends at 3pm Sunday when purchases can be claimed. Event hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. www.mentonearts.org.

October 25 Moon Lake Harvest Festival 5K Race Race registration will begin at 7a.m. at the MERF House in Mentone. You can register by mail for $25 with an application, available at the school or Mentone Market, or online at www.racesonline.com for $27. All participants that pre-register will receive a T-shirt. Race day registrants will receive t-shirts if they are still available. All proceeds go to Moon Lake PTO on behalf of first and third grades. 256-899-7403

October 25 Home - Made Bow Drill Set & Practice Bow Drill Class The bow drill is a simple tool used to ignite a small pile of dried tinder, useful in making a fire. There are five basic parts to a bow drill: the bow, the bowstring, the handle, the drill, and the fireboard. Everything you need will be supplied to make your own bow drill set; Participants may bring their own full tang or rat tail knife (No pocket knives for safety reasons please). A few knives will be available on a first come first serve basis. Class will start with a basic knife safety course, and during the class you will make your own spindle and heath board. A demonstration will be given on the construction and use of the bow drill, and participants will be given a collapsible bow, hand hold, dust pan and a bag to put your bow set in set in. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. DeSoto State Park Picnic Area $20  supply fee. Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited limit to 10. 256-997-5025

October 25 Pumpkin Carving Contest DeSoto State Park is glad to host the 3rd Annual Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest! Entries will be judged on overall appearance, creativeness, neatness, and originality. Date: Entries must be turned in no later than 12 noon on Saturday, October 25th. DeSoto State Park. Winners will be announced at the Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground, 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 25th. Fee: free and Open to all ages. 256-997-5025

October 25 Growing Up WILD for Preschool Children: Mask Making Little River Canyon Center; 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  No fee; some programs may have limited space so pre-registration is encouraged. 256-845-3548

 October 25 All Paws Halloween Costume Contest: Something Furry This Way Comes! What creature is lurking underneath the furry coat of your dog? Is it Dracula? A fairy princess? A pirate? Join JSU’s Little River Canyon Center staff for fun, treats and prizes! Little River Canyon Center. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free and open to everyone! 256-845-3548  

October 25 Spookapalooza Fun & Games Join DeSoto State Park staff & volunteers for a great afternoon of fun & games; Pumpkin Decorating, Halloween Bingo, bobbing for apples, moonbounces, slides, rub-on tattoos, & more!   DeSoto State Park's Improved Campground in the Campfire Ring/Pavilion area. Gate will be open to the public .In case of inclement weather the games will be cancelled.  2:00 p.m. ending around 3:15 p.m. Free & Open to everyone; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025  

October 25 Trick or Treating Come have some fun in DeSoto State Park’s Campground and 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 State Park's Campground. Gate will be open to the public starting around 3:30 p.m. Free & Open to everyone; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025  

October 25 Storytellin’ Campfire Talk: Spooks in the Valley Spooky stories guaranteed to put shivers up your spine! Learn about some of Alabama’s finest spooks, legends and folklore from JSU Field Schools ’ Renee Morrison. DRESS WARMLY & be sure to bring your own comfortable camp chair or blanket, as seating is limited. Great for all ages! DeSoto State Park's Campground Campfire Ring. Gate will open to the public 30 minutes before the program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be in the DSP Nature Center (next to the Country Store) 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Free & Open to everyone. 256-997-5025  

October 26 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

October 26 How to Build a Pocket Alcohol Stove Join Robert Wilson to learn how to build an ultralight portable stove from an altoid can. All supplies will be provided. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. DeSoto State Park Nature Center. $10 supply fee. Pre-registration is required, class limit is 20. 256-997-5025

October 26 Hobo Mess Kit Demonstration Join Robert Wilson for a demo on how to put together a useable hobo mess kit super cheap, as well as making a hobo stove and a pot and bail to cook in. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. DeSoto State Park Nature Center (Next to the Country Store) Fee: Free & open to everyone. Call 256-997-5025

October 26, 27, 29 & Nov 1 – 2 Hope Puppets Present “Joy Story 2” Come enjoy a fantastic puppet show with a great story. First Baptist Church of Rainsville. Times are Oct 26th at 2 p.m., Oct 27th – Nov 1 at 6 p.m. & Nov 2nd shows will be at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. 256-638-3141

October 27 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  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

October 28 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

 October 28 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

October 29 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

 October 29 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

October 30 Made in DeKalb Expo Manufacturers and craftsmen from across DeKalb County, Alabama will showcase their products. High school students will have the opportunity to review local manufacturing career options. Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center. Free admission to the public.  

October 30 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  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.  3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

October 31 Blood Drive in Memory of Kymber McBride The Town of Sylvania will hold the annual blood drive with The Red Cross in memory of Kymber McBride. Please come out and donate in Kymbers memory because many can be saved by your blood donation. Event will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Sylvania Town Hall. 256-638-2604

October 31 Trunk or Treat The annual Trunk or Treat will be held this year at the Geraldine Town Park on Friday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hot dogs will be served by the Mayor and Council. Contact town hall for more information or to sign up to set up a Trunk. 256-659-2122

October 31 Chamber of Commerce After Hours Block Halloween Party Come and enjoy an afternoon with door prizes, refreshments and merchant discounts. Downtown Fort Payne.  Everyone is invited to attend. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 256-845-2741

October 31Extreme 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 

October 31 Annual Trunk or Treat Come join the fun!  “Trunk or Treat” is sponsored by local Mentone churches. We will have trunks full of candy, hayrides and a hot dog supper. It is free! This event will be located at the Mentone Community Church parking lot.  6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

November

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 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 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 The Glass Jars. 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 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 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 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. to10 p.m.  256-997-9577

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

  

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

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

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 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 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 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 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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