Upcoming Events

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Mental Health Symposium

Addressing Mental Health in the Black Community

Florence Public Library

Monday, May 16th

5:00-7:00 p.m.

More info...

District 6 Community Meeting

Monday, May 16th

6:30pm

Music in the Park: Wednesdays in May and June

Wilson Park will host "Music in the Park" from 11:30am-1:30pm on Wednesdays through May and June.



Updated Music in The Park Schedule:


May 18th- Jacob Adams

May 25th- Jeff Hornbuckle

June 1st- Juanica Baugh & Friends

June 8th- Drumb & Drumber

June 15th- Steve Price

June 22nd- Joseph Baldwin

June 29th- Trey & Gary Nichols

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Arts Alive 2022: May 21st and 22nd

Festival Dates May 21st and 22nd.

Wilson Park, Florence

You can read all the details about this year's event, and apply here.


Sweetwater Pop-Up Market Event

We are excited to invite you to kick off summer at the Sweetwater Pop-Up Market on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 am-noon. The family-friendly event will feature local businesses, live music, local product vendors, and fresh produce.


District 3 Council Member Bill Griffin emphasizes, “There will be plenty of activities for the kids such a rock-climbing wall, corn-hole, and inflatables. While enjoying the fun, shop with local vendors and eat with local businesses, including Sweetwater Bakery, Staggs, and Rays at the Bank.” Hunter Jackson with My101.5 will be onsite with music and giveaways. The event and activities will take place on Huntsville Road near the roundabout, and there is no fee to attend or be a vendor.



Do you sell or make a local product? Click to register to be a vendor.

Colbert County Tree Risk Workshop

Regional Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Agent Kerry Steedley and Dr. Beau Brodbeck will be hosting a tree risk assessment workshop in Tuscumbia on Wednesday, May 25th.


This event will be from 8:00-11:00 am at The Roundhouse in Tuscumbia.


Registration information is detailed on the attached flyer.

Young Learner's Series: Sunflowers

The program on Sunflowers will take place Saturday, May 21st at 10 am. The program will focus on sunflowers and its uses by southeastern Indigenous people. Students will learn about the importance of sunflowers and work to create an outdoor exhibit for the Museum. Visit https://www.florencealmuseums.com/young-learners to sign up.


This program is sponsored by the City of Florence Department of Arts and Museums and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area. Call 256-760-6427 for more information.

Swimming Tournament

Looking for former swim team members to participate in this fun swimming event!


Friday, June 10th

Call 256-760-6425 or 256-627-3419 to register or for more information

Registration ends June 8th

4th Annual Food Truck Festival

June 11th from 6:30-9:30 pm

Proceeds benefit the Children's Museum of the Shoals

Shoals Symphony Orchestra's 40th Season

Grab your season tickets NOW at https://shoalssymphony.org.

NOTE: Single event tickets are not yet on sale.

Shoals Storytelling Festival

Do TELL!


Shoals Storytelling Festival to be held May 19 – 21, 2022.


World-class storytellers and musicians will be in Florence, Al at the Shoals Theatre on May 19, 20 and 21 to regale expected crowds with tales of heart, humor and music. The Shoals Storytelling Festival continues with the 11th annual event in the North Alabama area.


https://www.shoalsstorytelling.com/

JUNETEENTH Celebration: Calling All Vendors & Organizations!

Sunday, June 19

1:00–8:00 p.m.

Lewis Field-1050 Pruitt Street

The University of North Alabama and the City of Florence invite Shoals Area residents for a day of celebration, fun, and remembrance. Join us for live music, a DJ, spoken word poetry, face painting, and many other activities.


Use the link below to be a part of the JUNETEENTH Celebration:

Spirit of Freedom Celebration

The 39th Spirit of Freedom Celebration will kick off Independence Weekend in McFarland Park with fireworks and live music on Friday, July 1, 2022. The patriotic celebration will start with a live music lineup at 3:00 pm featuring a special guest headliner at 8:00 pm. The fireworks show will follow at 9:00 pm.

W.C. Handy Kick-Off Extravaganza

Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Doors Open at 11:00 a.m.

More info...

Beginner Square Dance Lessons

The Club invites you to join in the fun with beginner square dance lessons.


Monday Nights: 6:00-8:00pm

Muscle Shoals Music Camp Registration

Registration is Open Until June 1


Muscle Shoals Music Camp, a day camp for high schoolers hosted primarily at the University of North Alabama’s School of the Arts and the Department of Entertainment Industry facilities, will be July 18-22. Applications are available at muscleshoalsmusiccamp.com. Deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, June 1. Campers will study songwriting, recording technology, the music business and the history of Muscle Shoals music. Cost of the camp is $250, which includes meals as well as transportation and admission to field-trip sites. Deadline for payment is Friday, July 1. For more information, visit muscleshoalsmusiccamp.com, email csota@una.edu or call 256.765.4559

Bookin' It - 5k Fundraiser

Runners and walkers alike can "book it" around some of the most beautiful streets in downtown Florence and help raise money for programs at our public library!


Registration is open now for the 5k fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, June 18, starting at 8 a.m., followed by a 1 Mile Fun Run! Cost is $30 to register and includes a Bookin' It 5k T-shirt!


The run is sponsored by the Friends of the library, and Solid Rock Running Company. Register now at BookinIt5k.ItsYourRace.com and help support the library's programming!

Beginner Belly Dance Lessons

Classes begin Tuesday, April 5th

Royal Avenue Recreation Center

420 Royal Ave. Florence, Al


Inquires:

256-702-1360

Wiporwill@hotmail.com

Duplicate Bridge

Every Monday and Wednesday

12:00-5:00


Location: 420 Royal Ave (Rec Center)


For more information contact: wgcale@gmail.com

2022 Deibert Park Fishing Days

Tuesday, June 7, 6:30am-11:30am

Thursday, September 8, 6:30am-11:30am

Thursday, October 20, 6:30am-11:30am

West Florence Community Shuttle

May 21

June 4 & 18

July 9 & 23

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

The shuttle will travel to Hometown and Walmart. For information or to schedule a pickup, contact: Mark Linder at 256-412-9086 or Kaytrina P. Simmons at 256-349-3879

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