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Benefit Fishing Tournament for Terry McCombs who is waiting for a double lung transplant, will be Saturday, June 18 at Smith Lake Dam from 6pm-2am. $125 Entry Per Boat   

Help Terry catch his breath with a double lung transplant 

Guaranteed payout: 1st $3,000, 2nd $2,000, 3rd $1,000, 4th $750, 5th $500, 6th-10th $125, Big Spot $250, Big Largemouth $250. 5 Fish Limit – Overs Only.

Dead Fish Can’t Be Weighed For Big Fish. Short Fish Results in loss of that Fish and 1lb penalty [Golden Rule]

Call AJ Jennings 256-759-4098 to register or signup the day of the event between 4pm-5pm

Can’t fish that day?  Check the GoFundMe page set up for Terry.  (Search Terry McCombs lungs)

 

Homecoming and Gospel Meeting at Pine Hill Church of Christ located on County Road 10, Waterloo on June 12-15 with speaker Keith Parker. Sunday Bible Study 9am, Worship 10am. Meal after morning service. Sunday evening service 1pm. Monday – Wednesday evening at 7pm. Everyone welcome.

 

You are invited to a Gospel Meeting June 12-15 with David Conley at Frankfort Road Church of Christ, located at 8170 Frankfort Road in Tuscumbia.

Monday – Wednesday at 7pm  

The church is south on Frankfort Road off of U.S. Highway 72

For more information, call 256-702-7500.

 

Wood Avenue Church of Christ in Florence will host a series “Difficult Questions Answered” each Wednesday at 7pm this summer, located at 400 N. Wood Ave. Florence. Until August 10 with different guest preachers every week.

June 15 – Why is homosexuality wrong? – Joey Sparks

June 22 – Does God condone lying in 1 Kings 13 and 1 Samuel 16:1-2? – Vance Hutton

Florence Council District 3 Community Meeting with Councilman Bill Griffin – Tuesday, June 14  at 5:30pm at Broadway Recreation Center, 300 N Broadway St in Florence.

 

Monthly Covered Dish Lunch and Program at Zip City Community Center, 10511 Hwy 17, Florence on Thursday, June 16 at 11:30am. Please bring a covered dish. Everyone is welcome.

 

Nitrate City Volunteer Fire department will have a special open business session June 16 at 7pm for the purpose of amending some out-dated By-Laws.  Public input is welcomed.

Muscle Shoals Music: Songwriters in the Round, June 16 at Champy’s, 120 E 2nd St., Muscle Shoals.

 

Annual Church Revival at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1806 Poplar Street, Muscle Shoals, on Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday June 15. Service will begin at 7pm each night.

Evangelist will be Rev. Otis Christopher Neloms, Pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church, Courtland.

 

LifeSouth Blood Drives for June

Wednesday, June 15, 10am-4pm – Genesis Cypress Cove, Muscle Shoals

Thursday, June 16 – 9am-3pm – Florence Police Department

Friday, June 17, 11am-6pm – Lowe’s, Cox Creek Pkwy, Florence

Sunday, June 19, 1-8pm – Juneteenth Celebration, Lewis Field, Florence

Monday, June 20, Noon-6pm – Shoals Hospital, Avalon Ave., Muscle Shoals

Tuesday, June 21, 1-6pm – The Renaissance of Florence, Florence

Wednesday, June 22, 11am-5pm – Bank Independent, Avalon Ave., Muscle Shoals

 

Florence Recreation Centers Pools are Open For more information call 256-760-6425.

Handy Recreation Center, 1105 Beale Street – Tuesday–Saturday 1-5pm; Sunday  2-5pm. Admission $1. All ages, 2 slides.

Royal Avenue Recreation Center, 421 North Royal Ave. – Tuesday–Sunday 1-5pm. Admission $4. All ages, 3 pools, 1 slide.

 

The Colbert County Conservation of Soil and Water will have its monthly board meeting Thursday June  16 at 7am at Two Fat Sister’s Restaurant, 1606 US 72 in Tuscumbia .  All are welcome to attend. Dutch Treat if you choose to eat breakfast. Any questions or comments, please call Brooke Pate 256-383-4323 Ext #3

 

The Phil Campbell Hoedown will be June 17-18 in downtown Phil Campbell.

 

The Miracle Worker Play, Helen Keller Birthplace, 300 North Commons W, Tuscumbia. June 17, 18, 24, 25 & July 8, 9, 15, 16, – Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm (gates open at 7pm). Reserved seats $15, General Admission $10. Info: www.helenkellerbirthplace.org Ticket reservations: 256-383-4066

 

The Sheffield Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for summer swim lessons. The lessons will be given in June and July. Classes are limited. Visit the center or call 256-386-5615.

 

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A monthly grief support group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10am at Cliff Haven Church in Sheffield.  Kindred Hospice is sponsoring the meetings which are free and open to the public.  The church is located at 1601 Andrews Ave. in Sheffield. For more information, call 256-764-0873.

 

Chicken Sale – Deadline to order is June 19, Pickup June 25. $2 lb. Wings, Case $80 (frozen), $2.80 lb. Nuggets/Tenders, $28 box

Order at ph.church. Proceeds Youth Pleasant Hill Church, Florence.

 

Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama, June 4–25 at TVMA, 511 N. Water St, Tuscumbia. The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is an annual traveling juried art show.

Fresh Air Family’s Gross Out Camp 2022 is an Outside Hands-on Science Camp for Kids entering 1st-4th grade at Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville, starting June 13-17, 9am-5pm. Before and after care available. Scholarships available.

Join our award-winning science camps taught by expert naturalists. It’s the most fun a kid can have while learning!

To register, visit www.freshairfamily.org/gross-out-camps.

 

The Florence-Lauderdale Farmers Market is Now Open 6am-1pm on Saturdays. You will find fruit, vegetables, beef, chicken, farm-fresh eggs, flowers, plants, and knife / scissor sharpening.

The market is a covered pavilion located at 451 Fairground Road in Florence with plenty of parking.   Call if you have questions 256-443-4998.

 

Shoals Artists Guild Annual Night Meeting will be at the Art & More Gallery, 124 E. Tennessee Street, Friday June 17, beginning at 6pm. Andrea Linville Gray will be doing a demo. For more info, contact Carolyn Wear, 256-710-6854.

 

The Deshler High School class of 1972 is having a 50th Reunion on June 18.  An effort is being made to reach all classmates.  For info call Matt Kirkland at 256-280-1487.

 

The Arts Alive Gallery exhibit is showing at the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts in Florence until June 24.   Hours are 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and 1-4pm on Sunday.

 

 

Summer Saturdays, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N Water St., Tuscumbia, June 18 & 25. Children’s art activities, free to guests with paid admission, 11am-2pm.

 

 Registration is open for Florence Lauderdale Public Library’s Bookin’ It: Friends of the Library 5K Fundraiser!  Join us at the library beginning at 8am, Saturday, June 18, for the Bookin’ It 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run. Registration is $30 and includes a Bookin’ It 5k T-Shirt. 

This event has been made possible in partnership with the Friends of the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, and Solid Rock Running Company.

Proceeds benefit the library’s Summer Reading Program.

 

Word Fellowship – Bag lunch fundraiser for Drew Perry and his 8 children. Drew lost his wife, Carol to cancer… leaving behind their 8 children. We want to bless this family during their devastating time. Word Fellowship/Without Walls Ministries will be hosting this fundraiser, Saturday June 18 at Killen Park Shelter 2 – Right by the Killen Farmers Market! Suggested donations will be accepted for BBQ bag lunches and Hot Dog Bag Lunches. ALL PROCEEDS will go to support Drew and his children.

 

Juneteenth Celebration on Sunday, June 19, 1-8pm at Lewis Field, 1050 Pruitt Street, Florence. Free hotdog, hamburger, and chips. Live music, face painting, spoken word poetry and vendors. Non profits welcome! (must bring your own tent)

If interested in setting up a table, please contact Ron Patterson at rpatterson1@una.edu or 256-765-4900 or Kaytrina Simmons at ksimmons@florenceal.org or 256-349-3879.

 

Midway church of Christ will host a Gospel Sermon Series June 19-24 with Speaker Greg Gwin from Columbia, TN  Services are Sunday at 10:30am and 7pm and Monday-Friday at 7pm.

Midway is located at 6000 US Hwy 43 just north of Killen.  For directions or more information, please visit facebook.com/midwaychurchofchrist.org   Everyone is invited to come…and bring someone with you! 

 

The Faith-Based Support Specialist (FBSS) Program is designed to bridge the gap between the faith community and the mental health field and looks to give church leaders of all faiths the opportunity to become skilled professionals in supporting those who seek help with substance abuse.  The first FBSS Training conference for this area is Thursday and Friday, June 23-24 in Huntsville.  It is free to participants and is sponsored by funding from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts. 

Leaders who complete the program will have the knowledge and resources to point individuals in the direction of the most appropriate care for their individual situation, receiving a certification backed by the Alabama Department of Mental Health.

FBSS program participants will be educated on substance misuse, ethics, communication skills and many more relevant topics.  For more information, and registration options, contact FBSS Ambassador, Byron Jackson, at

byronajackson@gmail.com or by phone at 256-525-8191.

 

Survivors’ Day will be held at Singing River Cancer Center in Florence on Friday, June 24.  Oncology patients are invited to attend the drive-thru event from 12-2pm. Singing River Cancer Center is located at 180 Cox Creek Parkway in Florence, across from TJ Maxx.

Survivors’ Day will be strictly a drive-thru event. Participants will pick up a free bag and t-shirt.

 

Special programming on 19th Century dining culture will be presented at Belle Mont Mansion by collector and historian George Terrell on Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25.  The banquet table at Belle Mont will be set to show a multi-course Victorian meal to illustrate his talk. Tickets to his discussions will be sold in advance and will include a box lunch catered by Sweet Basil Alabama and served on the Belle Mont courtyard. A collector-led tour of the museum and the exhibit of antique and vintage china is included. 

Proceeds benefit operations and preservation of Belle Mont Mansion, built circa 1828, owned by the Alabama Historical Commission.  Sponsor of the event is the Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation. The mansion is located at 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia. 

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance by calling Belle Mont at 256-381-5052, visiting Event Brite, or from Fiddledee D! gift shop in downtown Tuscumbia.   Seating is limited and program times are specified at 11am or 1pm. For more information:  256-381-5052 or bellemontmansion@gmail.com

 

Monster Trucks and Motocross are taking over North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia. There will be six of the countries baddest and wildest monster trucks; as well as Freestyle Motocross riders – flipping and flying high over the track. The Monsters will compete in three events, which includes every fans favorite event – Freestyle!

Your whole family will love this event, which includes: Monster Trucks (Racing/2 Wheel Skills/ Freestyle), Monster Truck Rides, Fireworks, Bounce Slides, Freestyle Motocross (Backflips & other insane stunts)

With every ticket purchased, you get admission into Pit Party for free – this gives you the chance to meet the drivers, get pictures with them, and be up close and personal with the trucks; even get autographs!!!!

Ever had the desire to ride in a Monster truck – now is your chance – there will be real life Monster Truck Rides available – before and after the show!!!

Purchasing your tickets in advance – allows you to save $5 per ticket

Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25 – Gates will open & Pit Party Starts at 5:30pm, Show Starts at 7:30pm (show is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours)

Saturday, June 25 (matinee show) –  Gates will open & Pit Party Starts at 11am, Show Starts at 1pm (show is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours)

Speedway located at 12200 Alabama 247, Tuscumbia. All shows are rain or shine!

 

Art of the Dish Antique & Vintage China Exhibit & Luncheon, June 23-25,  at Belle Mont, 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia.

 

43rd Annual Helen Keller Festival, June 23-26 – Downtown Tuscumbia & Spring Park.

 

slowly, please: cheoncheonhi hae juseyo, an Art Exhibition by Tara Stallworth Lee takes place through June 25 at TVMA, 511 N Water St., Tuscumbia. This exhibit is an ongoing body of work composed of textile sculptures, collage memorials, and photographic portraits. Through hand-dying and slow-stitching, biographical explorations, concentrated gazing, and listening, the collection features a simple desire to cultivate a greater intimacy with the world. Birmingham artist Tara Stallworth Lee makes photographs, paper, books, and collages. Expansion of human dignity and the significance of the natural world are important themes through-out all of her work. Information: www.tennesseevalleyarts.org or 256-383-0533

 

You’re invited to the  Outdoor Study Series, Part 3 of a 3-Part Series hosted by Midway church of Christ at 6:30pm Monday, June 27 in Killen Park, Shelter #3.

Revisiting The Divide: A Historical Perspective on Institutionalism: Is a study with Bill Hall from Hartselle, AL.

Bring a Chair and a Bible!  Time permitting, we will have Q&A at the end of the study.  In case of inclement weather, the event will take place at the Midway building located at 6000 U.S. Highway 43 (next to Q-Gas).  For more information, please visit: facebook.com/midwaychurchofchrist.org

 

Word Fellowship presents “The Mighty God” – God Leads Moses and Me! Please join us for VBS, Monday June 27–Friday July 1, 6:30–8:30pm. This is for kids of all ages! We will have a special celebration on the last evening! Word Fellowship is located at 101 County Road 426, Killen.

 

Freedom 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk honoring Police Officers, First Responders, & Veterans on Saturday, July 2 at McFarland Park, Florence. 8:30am – 5K – $25. 9:30am – 1 mile Fun Run/Walk – $15. Everyone receives a free t-shirt and medal.

Vendors, games, and music. A portion of the proceeds supports Veterans Support Group, Police Officers/First Responders Fund, and Shine – Inspiring Kids!

To register: freedom5k1milerun.itsyourrace.com.

 

Come Travel with The Club (Florence Senior Center), Diamonds in the Rough. 256-760-6642.  Our trips are open to the general public.

Pigeon Forge, August 1-5, 2022. $599 double rate per person, add $149 for private room. Final payment due 5/25/22.

Biltmore Estate & Ashville, NC, December 12-15, 2022. $569 double rate per person, add $140 for private room. $75 deposit on signing up.

Final payment 10/5/22.

Mackinac Island, May 14-20, 2023, $775 double rate per person, add $219 for private room. $75 deposit on signing up. Final payment 3/7/23.

Mount Rushmore, the Badlands & Black Hill of South Dakota, Sept. 30-Oct. 8, $999 double rate per person, add $286 for private room. $75 deposit on signing up. Final payment 7/23/23.

 

Last month KIX-96 and Big River Broadcasting’s beloved on-air personality “Fletch Brown” (aka Steifon J. Passmore), was diagnosed with cancer. Fletch was referred to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston which specializes in the treatment he needs. He will undergo a chemo schedule here in the Shoals that will last 4-5 months. Working regularly may be difficult as he deals with the side effects.

Following chemo, Fletch will have 3-4 weeks of radiation treatments in Houston. After the tumor has been reduced they will surgically remove it. At that point, the hope is that he will only have to travel to Houston every few months to check that it hasn’t returned, and he is cancer free!

Fletch/Steifon would literally give you the shirt off of his back. He is a valued member of our Shoals Community. He feels his best when he’s lifting you up.  However, now he needs our help. The bills are coming in from only the last month and this is just for the testing they’ve done, he hasn’t been treated in any way yet.  A GoFundMe account has been set up and whatever you can donate would be greatly appreciated – the GoFundMe link is https://gofund.me/7366e27d  You can also search GoFundMe for Steifon J. Passmore the beneficiary (this is Fletch’s given name). And if you see Fletch, let him know you’re a member of his support army!

 

The Batting Brigade Quilt Guild meets every 2nd Monday at 9:30am at Edgemont Methodist Church, 1330 Eauclaire Ave in Florence.  Everyone interested in Quilting is welcome – from beginners to expert

 

Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham announces the return of its annual tour programming, the Birmingham Walking Tours.  Visitors and residents alike can once again experience the history and beauty of Birmingham’s neighborhoods and cultural districts in a fun, invigorating way.  The spring tours include Forest Park and the Historic Loft District on select Saturdays and Sundays.

 For more information or to register go to Birminghamwalkingtours.com.

 

Florence Parks and Recreation/The Club/Florence Senior Center offers a variety of activities.

Chair exercise classes, Games, BINGO, Lunches, Square Dance Lessons, Social Dance Night, Rock Painting, Walking Trail, Farmer’s Market Voucher Registration, Fishing Days at Deibert Park, Kayaking, 3rd Saturdays, April-September, Stateside and International travel opportunities. All ages welcomed. Lunch is for 60 and older. For more information please phone 256-760-6420, fdavis@florenceal.org, Facebook: Florence Senior Center “The Club”.

Tuesday Night Dance, 6:30-8:45pm, at The Club, 450 Country Club Drive in Florence. 256-760-6420 $5. The Browns.

Monday Night 6-8pm,  Singing River Squares. At The Club, 450 Country Club Drive in Florence.  Caller: Kevin Cozad, 

Paint a rock, hide a rock, share a rock, Rock Painting, Friday 10am-1pm at The Club.  Bring your rocks and paint with us. Join in the nationwide fun of painting, hiding and finding rocks, Keep your eyes open!  The Club, 450 Country Club Drive in Florence.   256-760-6420

 

Quad Cities Squares Come enjoy fun & lessons of square dancing 7-9pm Thursday evenings at the Royal Avenue Recreation Center, 421 N. Royal Ave, Florence.

 

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets at the Florence Lauderdale library at 2pm every 3rd Monday of each month.  All caregivers are welcome.  We all need encouragement.

 

United Way is looking for volunteers who can help answer our 2-1-1 line.  Training will be provided for volunteers and you can help from the comfort of your own home!  Please visit https://www.uwnwal.org/volunteer-opportunities to submit your information!

 

Identity Theft and Scams Workshop by The Alabama Human Sciences Extension Financial Management and Workforce Development on June 28, 10-11am at the Sheffield Public Library, 316 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield.

 

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The Shoals Writers Guild will present a new community enrichment program beginning in September called, “Segway to Your Story,” the Who, What, When, Where and Why… at 4pm on the third Thursday of each month at the Florence-Lauderdale Library.

The September 15 with feature Florence City Historian Billy Warren’s presentation, “How Florence Became the Renaissance City.” And at 4:30pm, Shoals Tourism Director, Rob Carnegie will present, “How the Tourism Board Impacts the Shoals.” 

The events are free and open to the public.  For more information, email: shoalswritersguild@gmail.com.

 

The Help Center in Florence we Will Be Open on the 3rd Saturday of each month on a permanent basis.  The volunteers felt they could better serve their Saturday clients if they made the change to be open on 3rd Saturday every month to help avoid confusion.   Hours are 8:30-10am – for food distribution ONLY.    Saturday hours are for families who are unable to come from 8:30-noon on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

 

Pay it Forward: Donate to Educate.  Shoals Scholar Dollars is an Education Foundation raising money to pay tuition at Northwest Shoals Community College and transfer scholarships to the University of North Alabama for Lauderdale and Colbert County students who meet certain criteria. Donate to Scholar Dollars at any participating financial institution the second Friday of each month.

 

LifeSouth is in emergency need for blood donors, as the national blood shortage continues, and asks donors to help by donating blood during their Back to School Blood Drive. Blood donors who give blood at any LifeSouth donor center or bloodmobile through Sunday, August 8 will help summer blood shortages, save lives, and receive a $20 e-gift card as a thank you for donating.

This year continues to be difficult for LifeSouth and blood centers across the country with the impact of the pandemic causing a decrease in blood donations, while the need to help patients in local hospitals continues to increase.

Regular blood donors who have not given recently and first-time donors can make a major impact by donating. One donation can save up to three lives.

Donate at the Center, 307 Veterans Drive, Florence. Schedule an appointment, 256-765-7038. www.lifesouth.org. The hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-5pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9am-7pm; Saturday 9am-3pm; Sunday 1-5pm.

To find a donor center or mobile blood drive near you, visit lifesouth.org or call 888-795-2707. Blood donors must be at least 17 or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is required. LifeSouth donors receive a complementary cholesterol screening with each donation.

 

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The NACOLG SENIORx Medication Assistance Program supplies free and low cost medications for anyone in Alabama with a disability or a chronic illness regardless of age that requires daily medication.  Medicare recipients may also be eligible.  

For more information, contact NACOLG SENIORx today.  There is no charge for this service.

1-800-AGELINE (1-800-243-5463)   Paula Pardue   256-389-0529

This program is in partnership with the State of Alabama and Alabama Department of Senior Services

 

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REAL Rehome Educate Adopt Love offers the following pet preventive care assistance for dogs and cats in Lauderdale, Colbert and Franklin Counties:

• Flea/Tick Control

• HW Testing

• HW Preventative

• Vaccine

Submit your Pet Wellness application from our Facebook page REAL Rehome Educate Adopt Love or website www.rehomeandeducate.webs.com

 

Lauderdale County Solid Waste – New Service Announcement – The Lauderdale County Solid Waste Department now picks up yard debris from county residents. This service is throughout the county only. 

Residents who need our service and meet the requirements should call the Solid Waste office at 256-760-5878.

For more information see the advertisement in this issue.

 

City of Florence  – Recycling Program:

Paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and jugs only (#1 & #2), aluminum cans, and steel cans are all recyclable. Residential curbside cart collection is provided within City of Florence limits. The Florence Recycle Center drop-off is available to everyone, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Cardboard Boxes

Place large, broken-down cardboard boxes 3 feet away from your recycle and garbage carts. Remove all contents from each box before recycling as Styrofoam and plastic film are NOT recyclable.

Televisions/Electronics

Old TV’s are not collected with curbside trash. They can be dropped off at two locations:

–Florence Recycle Center:  1200 Terrace Street, Florence

–Florence Landfill:  29485 County Road 14, Florence

Wrapping Paper

All paper is recyclable if it will tear.  We encourage you to reuse ribbons and bows, but they are not recyclable. 

 

Want a job? Want a better job? Get your GED! Free GED Prep classes are located near you. The program is open entry with new students starting classes weekly. For more information, call the Northwest-Shoals Community College Adult Education Program at 256-331-5440 or 256-331-5438.

 

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Alcoholics Anonymous

AA 24-hour hotlines: 256-386-0663 or 1-800-789-4367. Website: www.shoalsaa.org

(Closed meetings are only for those who have a desire to stop drinking. Non-alcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.)

• An AA Group: closed discussion. 9am Saturdays, Adult Center Rm 20 at Cross Point Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence.

• Florence H.O.W.: smoke-free, closed discussions 7pm, Mondays, Edgemont Methodist Church, 1330 Eauclaire Ave., Florence.

• Florence Open Door: Every day of the week at 6pm and 8pm. Mondays, additional 4pm. The 8pm on Wednesdays is a speaker meeting. Monday thru Saturday also have a 12pm meeting. All are open meetings and smoke-free indoors. 526 W. College St., Florence. Park in the lot across the street.

• Fourth Dimension: 7am Monday-Sunday, closed discussion – in person and online Zoom option (ID 573857015, password 241873); 9:30am Thursdays, women’s meeting, closed; 11am Monday-Sunday, closed discussion; 6pm Mondays, open Big Book study; 6pm Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, closed discussion; 11am first and third Mondays, open discussion, 505 N. Seminary St., Florence, entrance in rear of building. All meetings smoke free.

Freedom Group: Tuesdays 6pm, Big Book study, online only Zoom (ID Code 509289139, Password 790671); Sundays 8pm, open speaker, in person and Zoom (ID: 101061663, PW: 247476). CB&S Bank building, 464 4th St. W., Red Bay.

• Grupo Nuevo Amanecer, Spanish speaking, 7pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, open discussion; 9am Sundays, open discussion, 110 Tuscaloosa St E., Russellville.

• Happy Hour Group, smoke-free. 6am Mondays, meditation open discussion; 6am Tuesdays, Big Book open meeting; 6am Fridays, 12&12 open meeting, Killen Methodist Church, 201 J.C. Mauldin Hwy, Killen, building behind the church.

• Island Group, smoke-free. 7pm, Fridays, open-speaker meeting, Highland Park Church of Christ, 600 Geneva Avenue/corner Woodward, Muscle Shoals.

• Keep It Simple Group, smoke-free. 6:30pm Tuesdays, speaker meeting, open; 6:30pm Thursdays, closed discussion. Cross Point Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence.

• La Alegria de Vivir, Spanish speaking, 7-9pm Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, open discussion and non-smoking, St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Building, 1111 E. College St., Florence.

• Lexington 449 Group, smoke free. 8pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, open discussion; Big Book study on Sundays; 8pm Saturdays, open speaker, 6083 Alabama Hwy 101, 3.5 miles north of U.S. 72.

• Monday Maintenance Meeting, 5pm on Mondays, closed discussion, masks required. First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 16751 US-72, Rogersville.

• Permanent Recovery Group, 6:30pm Tuesdays, open Big Book discussion,; 6:30pm Thursdays, open 12&12 discussion. First United Methodist Church, 14596 Market St., Moulton.

• Quad-Cities Group, 11am and 5:30pm, every day, open discussion. 2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, open Big Book discussion. 750 E. Michigan Ave., Muscle Shoals.

• Sheffield Group, smoke-free. 9;30am Sundays closed discussion meeting; 11am Monday-Saturday, open discussion, with closed discussion on Fridays; 6pm Sundays closed discussion, 6pm Wednesdays open speaker meeting; 6pm Fridays newcomer open discussion; 5-7am Tuesdays, women’s closed discussion; 7pm Mondays open 12&12 meeting, 7pm Tuesdays and Thursdays closed Big Book meeting; 8pm Saturdays open speaker meeting. 210 E. Second St., Sheffield.

Survivors Group, smoke-free, 5:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Big Book study on Tuesdays, 780 Ford Road, Muscle Shoals. All open discussion.

 

Al-Anon

• Al-Anon meeting schedule: Hope Al-Anon Family Group, 6pm Mondays, Highland Park Church of Christ, 600 Geneva Ave., Muscle Shoals, childcare provided; Florence Daytime Al-Anon Family Group, 11am Tuesdays, Magnolia Church of Christ, 2650 Vulcan Ave., Florence; Paths to Recovery, 6pm Thursdays and 10am Saturdays, CrossPoint Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence, 256-764-4073. Shoals Al-Anon contact phone: 256-648-5777.

• Al-Anon, 6pm Thursdays, First Baptist Church, Jackson Avenue, Russellville.

• Hope Al-Anon and Shoals Al-Teen (ages 12-18), 6pm, Monday, Highland Park Church of Christ, 600 Geneva Ave., Muscle Shoals.

• Florence Freedom AFG, 11am, Tuesday, Mission of Mercy, 414 Tuscaloosa St., Florence.

 

Narcotics Anonymous

• Narcotics Anonymous Survival meets daily, noon and 7pm, 1614 State St., Florence. Nonsmoking. 256-500-8889

• Real Hope, 6-7pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, New Beginning Church, 855 Florence Blvd., Florence. Nonsmoking. 800-239-5509

• Point of Freedom, 7pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, CrossPoint Church of Christ, 1350 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence. Nonsmoking.

 

Crisis lines

• Battered or abused women in need of counseling and/or emergency shelter may call Safeplace crisis line, 256-767-6210, 24 hours.

• Rape Crisis Line available 24 hours. 256-767-1100

 

 

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