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Operation Christmas Cheer

Join First Metro Bank in giving back to the community with Operation Christmas Cheer, our annual Toys for Tots toy drive. Drop off new, unwrapped toys at any First Metro Bank locations until Friday, December 3rd.

Santa Paws Christmas Market

Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services

3240 Roberson Road, Florence

Friday, & Saturday December 3-4

11 AM - 5 PM

First Fridays Florence-December 2021

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021

5:30 PM – 8 PM

Court Street, Florence

2021 Florence Christmas Parade Presented by Bank Independent

Thursday, December 9, 2021 AT 7 PM – 9 PM


Registration Link for Entries: https://christmasparade.eventbrite.com

Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/1NbKYraM9

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Textile installation by artist Aaron Sanders Head and Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts will show two textile-based exhibits in the Annex Galleries through December 20th. The center will feature an installation of multi-media work by artist Aaron Sanders Head as well as entries in the Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s Annual Challenge.

The Florence Arts and Museums Speaker Series

Each program will be held at the Florence Indian Mound Museum at 2pm. For more information...


November 28: Nita Flanagan, “The impact of the Trail of Tears on Tribal Identity for the Cherokee”
December 19: Kurt Vetters, “Confederate Winter and Freedom Spring.”
January 30: Scott Shaw, “Cave Archaeology”
February 27: Hannah Garmon, “Historic Preservation in Alabama.”
March 27: Anita Cobb, “The Black History – Eastside of Florence During the Mid 1900’s
April 24: Marie Taylor, “The Cherokee Missionary School on Chickamauga Creek: Exploring the History of Indigenous Missions in the Tennessee River Valley.”
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