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August 28th - Petersville Grand Ol' Opry with Classic Country Revival

August 28th - Petersville Grand Ol' Opry with Classic Country Revival

Special Guests: Pate "Little Tex" Wear, Telia Presley, Fallon Bevis and Harlie Rae
Cost: $5.00 per person, Children under 12, Free
Place: Underwood/Petersville Community Center
Time: Shows starts at 6 pm, doors open at 5:30pm

August 27th & 28th - Killen's Founder Day

August 27th & 28th - Killen's Founder Day

Fri., parade at 6 p.m. followed by entertainment in Killen Park at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 5k run, children's activities, Civil War reenactment, car and truck show, entertainment, fireworks show. Native American relics and military items on display at the Pettus Museum

Address: Town of Killen and Killen Park off Hwy 72 , Florence, Alabama
Ph: 256-757-3094 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


Florence Lauderdale Library

Florence-Lauderdale Library:  August 26th, Thursday, 7:00 pm

Screening Room: Rashomon

60th Anniversary Screening: Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950), starring Toshio Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori and Takashi Shimura


August 25th - Loving the Shoals

Time August 25 · 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Shoals Family Success Center , Florence, Alabama
When people work together, great things happen!
Loving the Shoals is an organic movement and not an organization. Both momentum and consensus are now building across the Shoals for the benefits of bringing faith-based, non-profit, and government entities together in serving this place we call home. Over the course of several weeks, we will bring together community leaders (business, nonprofit, church, education, an...d government) who will engage in collaborative discussions focused on improving the quality of life of Shoals citizens. Ed Castile, Director of Alabama Industrial Development Training, will be traveling up from Montgomery to facilitate our discussions which begin on Wednesday, August 25th, 1-4 pm at the Shoals Family Success Center, 300 Industry Street, Florence, AL.
Everyone is saying the same thing: "The time is right for us to come together across all the boundaries that for so long have divided us and move as one body in meeting the needs of our neighbors in the Shoals!" Loving the Shoals is about willing hearts and helping hands united in common purpose – strengthening the caring power of our community.
“A successful community today depends greatly on its volunteers to bring their ideas, support, and manpower to accomplish certain goals,” said Mayor Bobby E. Irons of Florence. “Loving the Shoals will be a strong force that will encourage citizens to work together for the common purpose of focusing on the human needs of our community, thereby, improving the quality of life for the Shoals area. By joining together through a network of volunteers, we can meet the important challenges in our society such as poverty, hunger, homelessness, illiteracy, addiction, and at-risk youth. As the Mayor of Florence, I am pleased to support and endorse this program.” At the suggestion of Mayor Irons, other city and county leaders will attend the meeting on August 25th.
Our Mission: To encourage and mobilize citizens, faith-based and community leaders, and elected officials to partner together in building vibrant healthy communities where everyone feels safe, valued, welcomed, and happy. Working together at becoming well-connected, better informed, and more engaged, we will create a relational culture where people truly care about each other and are willing to do their part in helping others face everyday challenges.
Who can help? We all have something to give – a warm smile, an encouraging word, or a loving act of kindness that touches someone’s heart. Great numbers of individuals, groups, and organizations are actively involved in marvelous works of compassion and care. But more help is needed in nurturing children, building stronger families, and revitalizing our neighborhoods.
What’s our first step? After meeting on August 25th we will begin by focusing on important community challenges that impact the lives of children, youth, and families. We will identify the vast number of care providers and their programs/services that are already in place. And we will learn from each other, seek ways to complement each other, and discover service gaps that need immediate attention.
Fortunately, great numbers of individuals, groups, and organizations are actively involved in marvelous works of compassion and care. Some are state-wide celebrated models for community care. Our Lauderdale County Children’s Policy Council is ranked number one in the State of Alabama. Our Shoals Family Success Center is considered by state officials to be the best model for local community partnerships. And our Shoals Emergency Assistance Network (S.E.A.N. tracker), which was created by Shoals care providers, has become a revolutionary model for faith-based and community partnerships that’s used in over 200 U.S. cities, and is now entering Canada.
What we hope to accomplish? Our collaborative efforts will help connect thousands of compassionate Shoals citizens with causes that truly matter. As we journey together in improving the quality of life here in the Shoals, we will discover long-term partner solutions for community care, including:

• New ways for charitable organizations to tap into an abundant wealth of local assets – $92.6 million dollars.
• Proven ways to double the number of volunteers and their time deployed in community service.
• Technology that makes it easier for Shoals volunteers to find and participate in service opportunities.
• Capacity building activities that increase organization’s sustainability and effectiveness.
• Quick and easy ways to identify needs, mobilize resources, and measure outcomes community-wide.

Our hopes are to broadly implement best practices and a more comprehensive approach for improving people’s lives.
With a good supply of resources and aid, combined with long term solutions for self-sustainability and economic stability, we will enhance our existing network of services and empower creative ideas for community care. The end result will be a better quality of life and brighter future for Shoals citizens. For additional information call (256)764-0633, visit the website at Loving the Shoals


August 20 - 21 - Killen Founders Day

Fri., parade at 6 p.m. followed by entertainment in Killen Park at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 5k run, children's activities, Civil War reenactment, car and truck show, entertainment, fireworks show. Native American relics and military items on display at the Pettus Museum.
Address: Town of Killen and Killen Park off Hwy 72 , Florence, Alabama
Ph: 256-757-3094 (Always call and confirm events)

Web: http://www.flo-tour.org/
Fee: Free


August 14th - 10th Annual Littleville Fun Fest

Small Towns & Downtowns Homecoming)
Historic Marker Unveiling. Full day of fun and entertainment. Arts and crafts, car and truck show, musical entertainment climaxed by a spectacular fireworks show.
Time: 9 am – 10 pm
Place: Littleville Town Hall (surrounding facilities)
For more information: (256) 332-3567 or
Email: avandivertol@yahoo.com

Littleville’s Annual Fun Fest will be held on the grassy area behind Littleville City Hall on August 14. Now in its eleventh year, the event is an opportunity for the city to give back to the citizens of the town and the surround-ing Shoals communities.

The public is invited and admission is free.

Activities will begin at noon and will include arts and crafts, children’s games, inflatables, food from vendors, the unveiling of the town’s historic marker, and various, on-stage musical acts.

A competitive musical talent show will take place from noon-3pm with participants paying $20. Over 20 entries are expected and the winner will take all.

Littleville’s historic marker will be unveiled in a ceremony at 3pm in front of City Hall. This historic marker is part of the program on Small Towns and Downtowns, and it will be the fifth to be dedicated in Colbert County this year.

An impressive lineup of music talent will be showcased on stage beginning with Travis Wammack at 4pm, followed by the Usual Suspects at 5:30pm and Jukebox Jim from 7-9pm.

The evening will climax with a fireworks show.

For more information and to participate in the musical talent show, contact Littleville City Hall at 256-332-3567


August 14th - NWA Wrestling

Ultimate NWA Wrestling comes to Sheffield. Sheffield Recreation Center. Saturday, August 14, 8pm. With one of the biggest cards ever signed. One of pro wrestlings biggest stars former WCW superstar Rick Steiner. 5 big matches sponsored by the Sheffield High School Athletic Dept. Purchase advance tickets at Sheffield Rec Center 256-386-5615, Hines Tire, Court St. Florence, 256-718-6880 & Sheffield High School. For more info email ultimatenwa@charter.net

August 14th - Luau Dance

Luau Dance - Saturday, August 14, hosted by the North Alabama Dance Club and Florence Park & Recreation Department, Broadway Recreation Center, 300 Broadway Street, Florence. Dance-7-10pm; Lesson-8pm (20 minutes) Dress is Hawaiian or casual. DJ Music by Bobby Clingan. $4 for members, $6 guests. For more information, visit www.renz.com/nadanceclub &


August 14th - Annual Sweetwater Reunion

Anyone associated with the Sweetwater area of Florence is invited to attend the reunion & covered dish lunch. A special award will be given to a person from Sweetwater who has made significant contributions to his or her community. There will also be entertainment.
Address: Florence/Lauderdale Coliseum 702 e. Veterans Drive , Florence, Alabama
Ph: 256-764-0945 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


August 7th - Rogersville First Saturday's

Location: Downtown Rogersville
Time: 3-8 pm
Admission: Free
More Info: Call our Chamber of Commerce at 256-247-9449

Join us in Rogersville on the first Saturday of every month for the Volunteer Fire Department's FISH FRY and stay for SPECIAL MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT, Crafts, Special Sales with Participating Shops, Farmers Market, In-Season Food, Fun and Festivities.

Website: http://www.rogersvillealabama.org/FirstSaturday.asp

August 6th - First Fridays

Hours: 5:00 pm to 9:00pm
August’s First Friday will have a new twist: Two blocks of Court Street will be closed to vehicle traffic.
Tombigbee Street will be blocked from Seminary Street to Court Street beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, to allow a stage to be set up for a band, said John Hamm, community relations officer for the Florence Police Department.
Court Street, between Tennessee and Tombigbee streets, will be blocked to vehicular traffic at 4 p.m. The event begins at 5 p.m., and concludes at 9 p.m.


August 5th at the Florence-Lauderdale Library

Screening Room: It Came from Outer Space
Thursday, August 5, 7:00 pm

Bradbury 90: Journey to Far Metaphor” Miniseries: Jack Arnold’s It Came from Outer Space (1953), based on a story by Ray Bradbury, starring Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Russell Johnson, Joe Sawyer and Kathleen Hughes, plus the Oscar-nominated short film Icarus Montgolfier Wright (1962), featuring the voices of James Whitmore and Ross Martin, and the award-winning short film Quest (1983) by Saul and Elaine Bass (based on the Bradbury short story “Frost and Fire”), starring Noah Hathaway, Les Tremayne and John Abbott