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450 Country Club Drive
(Savannah Highway/Hwy. 20)
Florence - 256-760-6420
***The Club is a drug free, alcohol free facility***


On FRIDAYS, the Boomers and Seniors wear RED to show support for our service men and women.  Get your "CLUB" shirt the next time you visit.

MASTERS GAMES PRACTICE will be the first Wednesday of each month from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Broadway Recreation Center.  Please feel free to practice horseshoes, Frisbee and Nerf Ball Toss and Checkers on Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at The CLUB. 

THE NUTRITION PROGRAM is a NACOLG/State program which serves lunch each Monday-Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at The CLUB.  Suggested donation $1.  This program is based on age and not need.  Limited seating (40) available on first come basis.  Must be seated by 10:30 a.m.  Feel free to come check it out.  The only requirements are:  1) must be 60 years of age, and 2) must sign in and be seated by 10:30 a.m.

LET'S GO BOWLING...Mondays, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Lauderdale Lanes on Florence Boulevard.  $2.50 per game.  This is not league bowling.  It's just for fun.  It's a CLUB activity away from The CLUB.

BOOMER'S & SENIOR'S TUESDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE & GAMES at The CLUB, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., each week and Saturdays, except holiday weekends.  The doors will open at 6:00 p.m.  $5 per person.  Singles & couples are welcome.  18+ years old.  Music spanning the decades will be performed by The Browns.  For those who may not be dancers but like to play games and enjoy music, here is your opportunity to come listen to some great music while playing your favorite games:  Rook, Rummy, Rummy Cubes, Dominoes, Checkers or the games you bring with you.  For more information please call The CLUB at 256-760-6420, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Alabama's state dance is Folk and Square Dancing.  It's a healthy challenge that will have you stepping to the music and enjoying your new dance family.  The Singing River Squares will be square dance angels to the
BEGINNING SQUARE DANCE CLASS (10 weeks) starting Friday, March 13, 2015, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  We offer beginner classes year round.  $35 for 10 classes.  Prior to the class, the Singing River Squares will have PLUS dance time from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The Singing River Squares happily invite you to give it a try.  Anyone with the desire to learn is welcomed.  For more information call Fran at The CLUB, 256-760-6420.

JOINTS IN MOTION CHAIR EXERCISE CLASS helps you with your activities of daily living.  Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  No age limit-men, women, friends and family are welcome to join us at The CLUB.  No fee.  Class Leader:  Fran "fish" Davis.

Also, the Joints in Motion Class offers the opportunity for you to join them in prayer around the flagpole each Monday morning after class at 9:50 a.m. to pray for our community, city, nation, first responders, troops, and families and friends of The CLUB.  We wear RED on Friday to show support for our troops. 

BINGO follows the Joints in Motion Class on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.  No fee for BINGO.  Expendable type prizes are appreciated.  Paper products, toothpaste, mouthwash, lotions, soaps, puzzle books, unopened snack foods.

BOARD GAMES, ROOK, CARD GAMES, DOMINOES and fun with friends each afternoon at The CLUB.  12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  No fee.  We bring light snacks to share.

FANTASTIC FRIDAY AT THE CLUB will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., each THIRD FRIDAY of the month January until October.  $10.00 a plate.  Our meals will be catered from two different restaurant facilities.  Pop's BBQ (St. Florian) will have fish or BBQ.  The Bonnet Café Elegant Country Cooking (Lexington) with Sunday type meals, menu will vary each time.  Please try to purchase tickets ahead of time.  You will enjoy the great food, music, games, dance opportunities, horseshoes, and have a fun time at the "FUN Raiser!"  All proceeds will go towards the local and state Master Games for persons 50 year and older. 


The DULCIMERS play each third Friday at The CLUB, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Come and enjoy their music

We enjoy MYSTERY TRIPS and overnight trips with our friends from The CLUB.  The Dam Fall Color Tour and Touring for Christmas Lights are two of our favorite annual tours. 

The annual 2015 BOOMERS & SENIORS FISHING DAYS at Deibert Park will be on Thursdays, April 23, July 23, September 24, and October 22, 2015.  Catch and Share.  Catch and Release.  Bring your own fishing tackle, bait, chairs, snack, etc.  No fishing license required for fishing at these scheduled events.

ONE DAY COMMUNITY YARD SALE to be scheduled at The CLUB for April 25, 2015.  Stay tuned for details.
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FLPL now has Mobile Hotspots available for check out!
These new hotspots are perfect for vacations. You don't have to worry about whether your hotel offers free wi-fi if you have one of these hotspots with you. They're also great for keeping your passengers entertained on a long road trip (without using up all your data). Checking out a hot spot will require a $50 cash deposit, but that deposit will be fully refunded once the hot spot is returned undamaged. Borrowers must be 18 or older with a valid library card, driver's license, and phone number, and they must have had their library card for at least six moths. Visit the Reference Desk on the library's 2nd floor for more information.

For those of you who aren't hitting the road in the coming weeks, we'll be hosting plenty of free events at the library throughout the rest of the summer, including music events for Handy Week!

Find Your Fit: Running for Weight Loss and Fitness
Saturday, July 11, 10:00 am
You don’t have to be a trained athlete to be a runner: all you need is a good pair of shoes and a desire to get fit. B.J. Keeton, blogger at 
geekfitness.net, used running to help him lose 150 pounds. He will talk about how to get started as a runner, how to train for your goals, and how to beat that little voice that says you can’t. For those who are interested, B.J. will also provide one-on-one instruction on running form. *Wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes if you want running form instruction.

Making Music with Trash
Monday, July 20, 10:00 am

Children are invited to make musical instruments out of recycled materials. Plus, there will be live music by Microwave Dave! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Florence Recycling Center, and In Harmony with Nature.

Check Out the Blues
Monday, July 20, 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Enjoy live music in the stacks by Howard Lamb and Friends! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Listen and Learn: American Roots Instruments with Cigar Box Guitars
Tuesday, July 21, 2:00 pm

Join Justin Johnson as he plays and discusses homemade instruments. Justin Johnson is one of the world’s leading ambassadors for the homegrown music movement and is a master of stringed instruments. Guitar World hailed him as a “must-see act,” he has been recognized as the Slidestock International Slide Guitar Champion, and he has published educational books and DVDs on music theory and technique. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Norbert Putnam Up Close and Personal
Wednesday, July 22, 2:00 pm

Shoals music pioneer Norbert Putnam will talk about the early days of Muscle Shoals music. He is a Florence native who played bass on records for Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Hands-On Music: Cigar Box Guitars
Thursday, July 23, 2:00 pm

Join guitar master Justin Johnson for a hands-on class on Cigar Box Guitars. Bring your own instrument or  take a turn playing one of Johnson’s guitars. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Book Talk and Performance: The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME by Blake Ells
Friday, July 24, 2:00 pm

Go deeper into the history of FAME Recording Studio as music journalist Blake Ells discusses his new book. This event will also feature performances by Barry Billings, Jimmy Nutt, and Alecia Elliott.  Books will be for sale at the event.

Generations: Basic Genealogy SeminarSaturday, July 25, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration required

Join us for our  basic genealogy seminar and learn the skills you'll need to dive in and start researching your family's genealogy. American or European, black, white or Native American, we all want to know more about our family and where we came from. Our seminar assumes you've done little or no genealogy research and want to learn how to get started.
Instructors will be FLPL's genealogist/local historian Lee Freeman, as well as  Natchez Trace Genealogical Society president Brian Newton and vice president Kitty Cox, all of whom bring several decades' worth of experience in genealogy research to the table.
For more information or to sign up, call 256-764-6564, ext. 30.

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