What’s Happening: September-November 2015

Aug. 15 - Nov. 15
THE ART OF ANDY WARHOL
This exhibit includes original silkscreen
prints from the Myth Series by Andy Warhol,
one of the 20th century’s most influential and
popular artists. Visitors also can try a variety
of art-making techniques used by pop artists,
including silkscreen printing and stamping,
dress up like the characters in Warhol paintings
and like Warhol himself, play with toys
similar to those Warhol collected and learn
more about the artist through books and videos.
$8; Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun.,
1-5 p.m.; Mary G. Hardin Center for the Cultural
Arts in Gadsden, Ala; 256-543-2787;
culturalarts.org

Sept. 3
KAMAMA MUSIC SERIES
Come and enjoy music with Mark Namore and
Scott Ward. Kamama stage and seating provide
the audience an intimate listening experience
where live music can be fully appreciated. $10;
reservations strongly encouraged; 7 p.m.; (dinner
available 5:30 p.m.) Kamama in Mentone,
Ala.; 256-634-3001; kamamamentone.com

Sept. 4
GADSDEN’S FIRST FRIDAY
First Friday features eight blocks of classic cars, live entertainment, food vendors, store
specials and much more. Free; 5-9 p.m.;
256-547-8696; downtowngadsden.com

Sept. 5
SCULPT YOUR OWN FLOWER
Sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like
to shape hot glass in a true hands-on experience.
There is a minimum of three people
and a maximum of five in each class. Ages
13 and up. Reservations required; $75; 9-10
a.m.; 256-523-3188; orbixhotglass.com

Sept. 5
MAD SCIENCE & CRAZY ART
Includes chemical magic, special effects,
bubbling potions, slimes, high-bouncing
balls and a mix of science into art for
some crazy but beautiful artistic creations
with buttons, strings, recycled materials,
dirt paint and more! $5; ages 6-10; Little
River Canyon Center in Fort Payne,
Ala.; 11 a.m.-noon; 256-782-5697; canyoncenter.org

Sept. 12
LEESBURG DAY
Come enjoy arts and crafts, music, food, antique
cars and tractors, rides for kids and
much more at this annual event in Leesburg,
Ala. Free; 8 a.m; 256-526-8890;
leesburgal.com

Sept. 5, 12, 19
PLASTER APPLICATION WORKSHOP
Acquire a career or personally useful skill
by learning to apply and repair gypsum
plaster in the traditional way.  Instructor
Charles Goulding has many years of experience
working with plaster and is willing to
share his expertise.  $225, $25 non-refundable;
registration is Sept. 5, at 8:30 a.m. in
the Cave Spring, (Ga.) Community Center;
classes are 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; limited to 10 participants
14 years of age and up on a firstcome,
first-served basis; 706-233-2715
or 706-204-9370; www.ahhas.org

Sept. 7
IDER (ALA.) MULE DAYS
This annual event showcases Sand Mountain’s
rich agricultural heritage. Enjoy a
parade of mules, horses, carriages, antique
tractors and more. A horse pull, mule pull,
antique tractors and cars, arts and crafts,
food, children’s games and so much more
make this day one you won’t want to miss.
9:30 a.m.; 256-657-4184

Sept. 10
KAMAMA MUSIC SERIES
Come and enjoy music with Wisewater featuring
Forrest O’Connor. Kamama stage
and seating provide the audience an intimate
listening experience where live music
can be fully appreciated. $10; reservations
strongly encouraged; 7 p.m.; (dinner available
5:30 p.m.) Kamama in Mentone, Ala.;
256-634-3001; kamamamentone.com

Sept. 10
MOVIE NIGHT AT VINTAGE 1889
Come join Vintage Movie Night in the
Boarding Room. Vintage 1889 in Fort
Payne, Ala.; 7 p.m. 256-845-3380; vintage1889.com

Sept. 12
LITTLE RIVER CANYON BIOBLITZ
Bring a camera and magnifying glass for
this family-oriented field trip day. Free;
reservations required; 10-11 a.m.; contact
Larry_Beane@nps.gov; Little River Canyon
Center; canyoncenter.org

Sept. 12
BLOW YOUR OWN ORNAMENT
Come design and blow your own ornament
with the help of one of the glass artists at
Orbix Hot Glass. No reservations are needed;
first-come, first-serve basis. Ages 5 &
up. $38 per ornament; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 256-
523-3188; orbixhotglass.com

Sept.17
KAMAMA MUSIC SERIES
Come and enjoy music with Ricky J. Taylor
Band. Kamama stage and seating provide
the audience an intimate listening experience
where live music can be fully appreciated.
$10; reservations strongly encouraged;
7 p.m.; (dinner available 5:30 p.m.)
Kamama in Mentone, Ala.; 256-634-3001;
kamamamentone.com

Sept. 19
BOOM DAYS HERITAGE
CELEBRATION
This annual award-winning art and musical
event showcases Fort Payne, Ala., taking
a second look at its past and the heritage
passed down through the arts and crafts
of the area. The Boom Days Heritage Celebration
will feature many of these facets in
the presentation of musical performances
including Grammy-winning singer Delbert
McClinton and the legendary Muscle
Shoals’ Swampers featuring Jackson Nance,
as well as art displays in City Park. It will
also incorporate the Third Saturday Sunset
event featuring antique cars and more. 10
a.m.; 256-845-1524; boomdays.org

Sept. 19
JOHN BENGE COMMEMORATIVE
MOTORCYCLE RIDE
Join the commemoration of DeKalb County’s
Cherokee Indian Heritage and all Native
Americans who were forced to walk on the
infamous Trail of Tears. The ride is in remembrance
of those who walked this trail
and brings awareness to this tragedy. 256-
845-3957 or 888-805-4740

Sept. 24
KAMAMA MUSIC SERIES
Come and enjoy music with Glenn and
Libba. Kamama stage and seating provide
the audience an intimate listening experience
where live music can be fully appreciated.
$10; reservations strongly encouraged;
7 p.m.; (dinner available 5:30 p.m.)
Kamama in Mentone, Ala.,; 256-634-3001;
kamamamentone.com

Sept. 24
MOVIE NIGHT AT VINTAGE 1889
Come join Vintage Movie Night in the
Boarding Boom at Vintage 1889 in Fort
Payne, Ala. 7 p.m.; 256-845-3380;
vintage1889.com

Sept. 26
NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Join National Park Service and volunteers
for a park clean up/trail work day. Little
River Canyon Center; 10 a.m.-noon and
1-3 p.m.; Larry_Beane@nps.gov; canyoncenter.org

Sept. 26-27
COLLINSVILLE QUILT WALK
Stroll through the beautiful historic Victorian
homes of downtown Collinsville, Ala.,
and view some of the handcrafted quilts
made by local quilters. Friday, noon-5 p.m.,
and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 256-524-
3296; collinsvillequiltwalk.com

Sept 26
PAPERWEIGHT CLASS
Designed for those who really just want
see what molten glass is all about. Feel the
heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the
glass into your own design. Class size at the largest will be five students so everyone has
adequate time at the bench working. Reservations
required. $135; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 256-
523-3188; orbixhotglass.com

Sept. 30-Oct.3
HIGHWAY 411 YARD SALE
Enjoy yard sale treasures and gorgeous fall
foliage as you travel from Alabama to the
scenic Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Held
annually since 2003, the event spans three
states and more than 250 miles. Hwy. 411
stretches about 16 miles through Rainbow
City and Gadsden in Etowah County and
then into Leesburg and Centre in Cherokee
County. greatergadsden.com and cherokeechamber.org

Oct. 2
GADSDEN’S FIRST FRIDAY
First Friday features eight blocks of classic
cars, live entertainment, food vendors, store
specials and much more. Free; 5-9 p.m.;
256-547-8696; downtowngadsden.com

Oct. 8
KAMAMA MUSIC SERIES
Come and enjoy music with Dave Holland.
Kamama stage and seating provide the audience
an intimate listening experience where
live music can be fully appreciated. $10;
reservations strongly encouraged; 7 p.m.;
(dinner available 5:30 p.m.) Kamama in
Mentone, Ala.; 256-634-3001; kamamamentone.com

Oct. 10
TAKE A HIKE
The JSU Field Schools will partner with
groups such as the National Park Service,
U.S. Forest Service, Alabama State Parks
and others to offer diverse moderate-level
hikes “from the deepest canyon to the highest
mountain” each second Saturday of
the month. Locations include Little River
Canyon National Preserve, DeSoto State
Park, Talladega National Forest, Dugger
Mountain Wilderness, Mountain Longleaf
National Wildlife Refuge, Cheaha State
Park or other locations; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.;
pre-registration required five days prior
to hike date; 256-782-8010; jsu.edu/epic/
field_schools

Oct. 10
LITTLE RIVER CANYON
HALF MARATHON
The Little River Canyon Center will host its
annual half marathon. $50; pre-registration
required; Little River Canyon Center; 8
a.m.; canyoncenter.org

Oct. 15
KAMAMA MUSIC SERIES
Come and enjoy music with Danika
Holmes. Kamama stage and seating provide
the audience an intimate listening experience
where live music can be fully appreciated.
$10; reservations strongly encouraged;
7 p.m.; (dinner available 5:30 p.m.)
Kamama in Mentone, Ala.; 256-634-3001;
kamamamentone.com

Oct. 17- 18
MENTONE COLORFEST
Come and enjoy the fall foliage at the annual
Mentone (Ala.) Colorfest. This event is
filled with arts, crafts, great food, live entertainment
and much more. It is one of Mentone’s
most popular events of the year. Look
for the “Taste of Mentone” signs and try
some of the best cuisine in the South. Mentone
Brow Park and downtown Mentone;
mentoneareapreservationassn.vpweb.com

Oct. 22
KAMAMA MUSIC SERIES
Come and enjoy music with Debbie Bond.
Kamama stage and seating provide the audience
an intimate listening experience
where live music can be fully appreciated.
$10; reservations strongly encouraged; 7
p.m.; (dinner available 5:30 p.m.) Kamama
in Mentone, Ala.; 256-634-3001; kamamamentone.com

Oct. 23-25
CRAFT WORKSHOPS
Learn to cane a chair with Marvin Garner
from Resaca, Ga.  Enjoy creating a basket
from pine straw with basket-maker Margene
Trimble of Cave Spring, Ga. Try tatting
to make a special type of lace using a shuttle
with Peggy Allgood and Emmalee Highnote
from Cave Spring, Ga. Form cookie
cutters and other special tin creations with
Fred Brandes and his wife Ginny from Stone
Mountain, Ga. $60; limit of 40 participants;
ages 10 and up; Oct. 23, 5:30-9 p.m.; Oct.
24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Oct. 25, 2-5 p.m.; United
Methodist Church; Cave Spring Ga.; 706-
233-2715 or 707-204-9370; www.ahhas.org

Oct. 24
OPEN STUDIO
Visitors can blow their own ornament,
watch glass-blowing demonstrations and
shop the Orbix Hot Glass gallery for the
holidays. 9-4 p.m.; 256-523-3188; orbixhotglass.com

Oct. 24
BLOW YOUR OWN ORNAMENT
Come design and blow your own ornament
with the help of one of the glass artists at
Orbix Hot Glass. No reservations are needed;
first-come, first-serve basis. Ages 5 &
up. $38 per ornament; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 256-
523-3188; orbixhotglass.com

Oct. 30-Nov. 1
SPOOKAPALOOZA!
Fun for the entire family - snacks, treats,
costumes, slap-your-knee-and-shiver storytelling,
movies, games and more are in store
during this popular annual event. Free; 256-
997-5025; alapark.com/desoto-state-park

Oct 31.
BLOW YOUR OWN ORNAMENT
Come design and blow your own ornament
with the help of one of the glass artists at
Orbix Hot Glass. No reservations are needed;
first-come, first-serve basis. Ages 5 &
up. $38 per ornament; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 256-
523-3188; orbixhotglass.com

Oct. 31
MASK-MAKING & STORYTELLING
Join JSU Field Schools for the story of
Brother Leaf and mask making for children.
Enter a world of “Cherokee Fairy Tales”
with Renee Morrison…children and adults
will be mesmerized by this story that has
been handed down for seven generations in
Morrison’s family. Children will become invisible
when they wear their masks and will
see “as the forest fairy sees…” Free; DeSoto
State Park; 10-11 a.m.; alapark.com/desoto-state-park;
1-2 p.m.; Little River Canyon
Center; canyoncenter.org

Oct. 31
GHOSTS ON THE MOUNTAIN
Spooky stories guaranteed to put shivers up
your spine! Learn about Alabama’s finest
spooks, legends and folklore from JSU Field
Schools’ Renee Morrison and friends. Free;
6-7 p.m.; DeSoto State Park; alapark.com/
desoto-state-park

Nov. 5
KAMAMA MUSIC SERIES
Come and enjoy music with Dana Cooper.
Kamama stage and seating provide the audience
an intimate listening experience where
live music can be fully appreciated. $10;
reservations strongly encouraged; 7 p.m.;
(dinner available 5:30 p.m.) Kamama in
Mentone, Ala.,; 256-634-3001;
kamamamentone.com

Nov. 7
BLOW YOUR OWN ORNAMENT
Come design and blow your own ornament
with the help of one of the glass artists at
Orbix Hot Glass. No reservations are needed;
first-come, first-serve basis. Ages 5 &
up. $38 per ornament; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 256-
523-3188; orbixhotglass.com

Nov. 7
TAKE A HIKE
The JSU Field Schools will partner with
groups such as the National Park Service,
U.S. Forest Service, Alabama State Parks
and others to offer diverse moderate-level
hikes “from the deepest canyon to the highest
mountain” each second Saturday of the
month. Locations include Little River Canyon
National Preserve, DeSoto State Park,
Talladega National Forest, Dugger Mountain
Wilderness, Mountain Longleaf National
Wildlife Refuge, Cheaha State Park
or other locations; 9 a.m.-1 p.m; pre-registration
required five days prior; 256-782-
8010; jsu.edu/epic/field_schools

Nov. 7
ARCHAEOLOGY TOUR
Come along with JSU archaeologist Dr.
Harry Holstein for a guided tour of sites
throughout Cherokee and DeKalb counties.
Participants will visit the 19th century
Cornwall Iron Furnace, a Spanish contact
site at Coosa village, a rock shelter in use as
early as 3000 B.C., and much more. Bring
your own food and drinks. Transportation
is provided; $15; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; pre-registration
required; ages 14 and up; canyoncenter.org

Nov. 7
LITTLE RIVER CANYON TRIVIA
CHALLENGE
Join Dr. James Rayburn for this fun trivia
challenge which includes questions (and
answers) about the natural history of Little
River Canyon and Lookout Mountain. Participants
will be divided into teams and use
“clickers” to answer questions during this
fun competition. “Prizes” will be awarded
to the top performers. Free: 11 a.m-noon;
Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne,
Ala.; canyoncenter.org

Nov. 7
MAD SCIENCE DAYS
Includes chemical magic, special effects,
bubbling potions, slimes, high-bouncing
balls and a mix of science into art for some
crazy but beautiful artistic creations with
buttons, strings, recycled materials, dirt
paint and more! $5; ages 6-10; 11 a.m-noon;
Little River Canyon Center; 256-782-5697;
canyoncenter.org

Nov. 7
CANYONFEST
Enjoy this 7th annual celebration of nature!
Enjoy live music, arts activities and demonstrations,
great food, vendors, children’s
activities and fun at this festival designed to
celebrate our natural world. Free; 10 a.m.-
3 p.m.; Little River Canyon Center in Fort
Payne, Ala.; canyoncenter.org

Nov. 7
COLLINSVILLE HISTORIC
TURKEY TROT
Join the citizens of Collinsville, Ala., for
food, fun and games. An antique car and
tractor show, turkey shoot, cake walk, and
historic “turkey toss” from the roof of a
building make this an event fun for all ages.
Free; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 256-524-2788;
gemofthevalley.net

Nov. 14
NATIVE AMERICAN
POTTERY WORKSHOP
Join expert potter Tammy Beane to learn
how pottery was made on Lookout Mountain
thousands of years ago. Clay, bone needles
and paddles to make designs on your
pots are provided. $5; 1-3 p.m.; Little River
Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Ala.; canyoncenter.org

Nov. 14
NATIVE AMERICAN
TOOLS & WEAPONS
Join National Park Service archaeologist
Larry Beane for a demonstration of how
Native Americans utilized natural resources
to hunt, gather food, make weapons, start
fires and more. Free; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Little
River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Ala.;
canyoncenter.org

Nov. 14
BLOW YOUR OWN ORNAMENT
Come design and blow your own ornament
with the help of one of the glass artists at
Orbix Hot Glass. No reservations are needed;
first-come, first-serve basis. Ages 5 &
up. $38 per ornament; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 256-
523-3188; orbixhotglass.com

Nov. 21-23
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Join Gadsden (Ala.) downtown merchants
kick off the Christmas season with holiday
sales. Restaurants will be open with great
specials and the famous Clydesdale Horses
will be pulling Santa in his wagon! 5-9 p.m.;
downtown Gadsden; 256-547-8696; downtowngadsden.com

Nov. 21
BLOW YOUR OWN ORNAMENT
Come design and blow your own ornament
with the help of one of the glass artists at
Orbix Hot Glass. No reservations are needed;
first-come, first-serve basis. Ages 5 &
up. $38 per ornament; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 256-
523-3188; orbixhotglass.com

Nov. 21
MOCS ON THE ROCKS
This annual 5K/10K (and 1-mile fun run/
walk) trail run winds through the scenic
Noccalula Falls Park property and along the
Black Creek Trail. Entry fees vary according
to run group. 7 a.m.; Noccalula Falls Park in
Gadsden, Ala.; 256-547-4947; greatergadsden.com

Nov. 27 & 28
BLOW YOUR OWN ORNAMENT
Come design and blow your own ornament
with the help of one of the glass artists at
Orbix Hot Glass. No reservations are needed;
first-come, first-serve basis. Ages 5 &
up. $38 per ornament; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 256-
523-3188; orbixhotglass.com

Nov. 26-Dec. 27
CHRISTMAS AT THE FALLS
Featuring millions of lights, this annual
holiday attractions includes a decorated
pioneer village and train ride through many
scenes synchronized to holiday music.
Write Santa a letter at the old post office,
visit with Santa and view Noccalula Falls.
Pre-sale of tickets starts at 4 p.m.; 5-9 p.m.;
Noccalula Falls in Gadsden, Ala.; 256-549-
4663; cityofgadsden.com