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October 9 - Living History at Pope's Tavern Museum

A free Military Camp Life Re-Enactment will be presented by the 27th Alabama Infantry Unit of the Elk River Battalion, led by Lt. Col. Keven Gray. 

Time:  10am to 4pm.
Admission to Tour the Museum:  $2.00/adults $.50/children
Details:  256-760-6439


Oct. 6, 7, & 8 - Filming of the Movie "Tormented"

October 2 & 3 - Oktoberfest

8th Annual Oktoberfest

Saturday, 9am UNTIL with Fireworks Show
Sunday, 11am to 5pm
St. Florian--Family activities for the whole family with games, entertainemnt, food, etc.

German Beer Garden - Live Music - Antique Tractor Show - Arts & Crafts - Homemade Desserts & Fresh Baked Bread

Huge Giveaways - Big Event at the Senior Center
Contact:  888-356-8687.
Address: St. Florian , Florence, Alabama
Ph: 1 Hightower Place (Always call and confirm events)
Fee:   Free

October 3rd - Paint the Shoals Pink

Paint The Shoals Pink - An American Cancer Society Event held during Breast Cancer Awareness month to honor those women whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Fine dining, dancing, entertainment, silent/live auction. Dress is cocktail (black tie optional). All women are asked to dress in PINK!

Address: Mariott Shoals, Florence, AL , Florence, Alabama

Ph: 256-767-0825 (Always call and confirm events)

Fee: Admission charged

October 2nd - First Saturday

Location: Downtown Rogersville, Alabama
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.

October 1st - First Fridays

This October, First Friday in Florence falls on the first day of the month. What more fitting a way to celebrate this magical fall month than an excursion to downtown Florence to see all the arts and crafts.

Hours: 5:00 pm to 9:00pm



October 2nd - 1st Annual Arts and Crafts Bazaar

1st Annual Arts and Crafts Bazaar hosted by the Florence Lauderdale Animal Shelter and its volunteer group, SAViA (Shelter Animal Volunteers in Action), October 2 from 8am-5pm at the Florence Coliseum on Veterans Drive. Local and area vendors, baked goods, pet gifts, Moon Bounce, pet photos, live band, shelter sponsored food vending. Vendor applications can be picked up at the front desk at Florence Animal Shelter or call 205- 935-3446.

October 1st & 2nd - Homecoming at UNA

Homecoming at UNA October 1 and 2. October 1 – Jack Karnes Memorial Golf Tournament at Blackberry Trail. For additional information, visit http://alumni.una.edu/golf or call 256-765- 4201.

October 1- UNA Alumni Awards Banquet, 6:30pm. Guillot University Center. Tickets $20. Visit http://alumni.una.edu/homecoming or call 256-765-4201 to purchase tickers.

October 2- UNA Homecoming Parade 11am, South on Court Street, left on Tennessee Street, left on Seminary Street. To reserve your spot in the parade, call UNA Office of Alumni Relations at 256-765- 4201.

October 2- UNA vs. Arkansas Tech at 6pm in Braly Stadium


September 26th - Earth Dance

September 26 - Dance for peace and the healing of our planet Earth.

Each day the Earthdance Peace Watch sets two times for our shared global peace meditation, indicated by the violet dot and the numeric countdown - so everyone around the world is focusing on peace at the same time. The synchronized time shifts forward one hour each day. The meditation period is 7 minutes



September 22 - Autumnal Equinox

Harvest Moons and the Seeds of Our Faith  How the fall equinox, and the science of ancient astronomy, helped shape religions.
It is the time of the Second Harvest, the Autumnal Equinox, or, the First Day of Fall.
It is the moment of the last equal day and night, before we go into the Dark of Winter.

A Pagan symbol for this time, as was the Green Man the symbol for the abundance of the fields and woods, is the Stag or the Lord of the Hunt, wearing an antler cap, as depicted in ancient cave drawings.

At the Equinox, we stand at the threshold between leaving the summer months of light and abundance, and the winter months of darkness and Spirit.
The Equinox signaled to our hunter-gatherer ancestors that it was the season of hunting, since the harvests of the fields were nearly finished.
The colors associated with this holiday are red and brown, symbolizing the changing tree leaves, and the drying and withering vegetation as nature ends its cycle of abundance, draws back its bounty and prepares for the winter season and its time of rest.

September 21-26 - North Alabama State Fair

76th Annual North Alabama State Fair

Location:  Fairgrounds, South Woodward Ave., Muscle Shoals
Time:` 5:pm to midnight, Tuesday-Friday
 Weekend Sat. & Sun., noom to midnight

Admission:  Charged

State Fair Website


September 21st - International Day of Peace

The United Nations' International Day of Peace - marked every year on September 21 - is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.

During the month of September, many events are dedicated to promoting world peace. This day will serve a reminder to all peoples that...our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace. Celebrations are as simple as sitting in silent meditation and lighting a candle at noon to participating in a larger concert or forum.

International Day of Peace

Peaceful Relaxation


September 17-23 - Commemorates the Signing of the Constitution of the United States

Constitution Week, September 17-23, commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States. The U. S. Constitution is the oldest constitution still in active use in the world today and is the basic document of the republic, which protects the individual liberties of all citizens through written law.

WHEREAS: It is fitting and proper to accord official recognition to this Magnificent document and its memorable anniversary; and to the patriotic celebration which will commemorate the occasion; and
WHEREAS: Public Law 915 guarantees the issuing of the proclamation each year by the President of the United States of America designating September 17 though 23 as Constitution Week.
NOW THEREFORE: I, Will Hill by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of Louisville, Mississippi, do hereby proclaim the week of September 17 through 23 as CONSTITUTION WEEK
AND ask citizens to reaffirm the ideals of the Framers of the constitution had in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties, remembering that lost rights may never be regained.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City to be affixed this day of September of the year of our Lord two thousand ten.


September 17, 18, and 19th - Annual Trail of Tears

Trail of Tears Commemoration and Motorcycle Ride

Location:  Chattanooga, TN; Madison, Florence and Waterloo
Admission:  Free
17th Annual Trail of Tears Ride September 17-19, 3 day pow-wow. Free concert both Friday and Saturday night. Vendor spots available. www.al-tntrailoftears. net. Call 256-764-3237 for more information.
Three-Day Trail of Tears Festival in Florence, AL, there will be plenty of fun to welcome all riders. The three day festivities, September 17, 18, 19 include Native American and Motorcycle vendors, a Pow Wow, storytellers, beadwork activities, flute-making opportunities, exhibition dancing and great food will be open from 10am-9pm. All area schools are invited on Friday afternoon for a day of education in Native American Culture. For more information visit Trail of Tears Remembrance  or call toll free 1-877- 868-8747.

September 10th - Docking of the "Pinta" and "Nina"

On Friday, September 10, the “Pinta” and the “Nina,” replicas of Chistopher Columbus’ ships, will be docked at the Florence Harbor until their departure early Tuesday morning September 21. Both replica ships will be available for touring each day.
The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools, Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The craftsmanship of construction and the details in the rigging make it a truly fascinating visit back to the Age of Discovery.
The ‘Pinta’ was recently built in Brazil to accompany the ‘Nina’ on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walk-aboard tours and has a 900 sq ft main salon down below to view slide shows of the ships’ construction. The ‘Pinta’ is available for private parties while in port.
Both ships are touring together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the uncharted world.
While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk aboard, self-guided tour. The prices are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. Children 4 and under are free.
The ship will be open every day through September 20, from 9am-6pm. No reservations are necessary.
Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1-787- 672-2152. There is a 15- person minimum for the guided tours at $4 per person, but no maximum. Visit the website at http://www.thenina.com/ for additional information or email: columfnd@surfbvi.com.


Sept 10-11 - Return to Cold Water

OKA KAPASSA - Return to Cold Water
Location:  Spring Park, Tuscumbia
Time:  9:00 am to 2 pm, Friday
10 am to 7:30 pm Saturday
Admission Free
Native American culture is showcased in story-telling, dancing, music, art and crafts and a torch-lighting ceremony. Over a dozen American Indian tribes return to their southeastern homeland.

Colbert County Tourism
(256) 383-0783 Toll Free (800) 344-0783

Schedule of Events

September 11th Oka Kapassa Festival Event

September 11th, 2:00 pm

In honor of the 2010 Oka Kapassa Festival, the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is hosting a lecture on the Native American heritage of the Shoals. Dr. Chris Haveman, an Auburn alum and Assistant Professor of History at the University of West Alabama, will discuss the journey of the Creek nation as they passed through local towns such as Tuscumbia, Florence, Courtland, and Waterloo. This event is sponsored by the Alabama Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association.

The Oka Kapassa Festival is an annual Native American gathering held in Spring Park in Tuscumbia.


September 6th - Coondog Graveyard Labor Day Celebration

Location:  Coondog Cemetary, off US 72 and Alabama 247, on Coondog Road

Time:  9 am to 5 pm

Admission:  Free

Details:  256-383-2758


September 6th - Labor Day Celebration

89th Shoals Area Labor Council's Labor Day Celebration

Spring Park, South end of Main St. at 100 Spring Park Road, Tuscumbia Shoals Labor Council

(256) 383-2758

Labor Day in Spring Park, Tuscumbia, is celebrated with a parade, live music, the traditional political speeches and beauty contests. This event is the nation's oldest labor union celebration. Food vendors.



September 6th & 7th - Walkin' With Outlaws

The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is sponsoring 'Walkin' With Outlaws,' a walking tour through downtown Florence featuring the places and people from the life of Thomas Marion 'Mountain' Tom Clark (1828-1872), who let a gang of thieves, guerillas and bushwhackers who terrorized residents of Lauderdale, Limestone and Wayne counties during the Civil War. The tours will take place on Monday, September 6, and Tuesday, September 7, at 6:30 pm and will begin at the front entrance of the library.
The story of 'Mountain' Tom Clark is one of the most colorful in Lauderdale County history. Co-leader of a gang of notorious outlaws, Clark rose to infamy as the murderer of at least 16 men and possibly one child. His legend states that he was buried underneath East Tennessee Street because of his supposed boast that 'Nobody ever runs over Tom Clark.'
A guide will lead you through downtown Florence, stopping at historic sites significant to Tom Clark and his gang of outlaws, the Clifton Shebang. Along the tour, you will meet various people (played by local actors) from Tom Clark’s life.
Meet at the front entrance of the Florence Lauderdale Public Library, 218 N. Wood Ave., Florence.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the Circulation Desk at the library.
For more information, call Lee Freeman at 764-6564, ext. 30 or 28.

September 4th - Annual Dove Hunt

12th Annual Morris Mote Memorial Dove Hunt Benefiting the Nitrate City Vol.Fire Department Saturday September 4th, 2010 -Sunday September 5th , 2010 For more information call 256-710-1901 or 256-710-5422 ( Muscle Shoals )

September 4th - Rogersville First Saturday

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Location: Downtown Rogersville, AL
Time: 3-8 pm
Admission: Free

More Info? Call our Chamber of Commerce at 256-247-9449

September 3rd - First Fridays

first firday.jpgSeptember 3rd - First Friday
Hours: 5:00 pm to 9:00pm
Downtown Florence
Events begins at 5 p.m., and concludes at 9 p.m.
The music line up on Mobile Street is as follows:
Elle Claytor a young lady from Haleyville with a ton of talent.
Dagger City a really good local but touring band. The Evan Gardner band..Evan is from Lawrenceburg..He now lives in Nashville under contract and playing places like the hard rock cafe as well as touring.
First Fridays Website