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Premiere Screening - Discovering Alabama

Premiere Screening - Discovering Alabama

Thursday, Sept 6, 2018 at 8 PM

Alabama Department of Archives and History

In celebration of the Alabama 200 Bicentennial, Dr. Doug Phillips and his team have produced a special episode of DISCOVERING ALABAMA that celebrates the Alabama Department of Archives & History -- State Archives. Please join us for a premiere screening of this new episode prior to its broadcast. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. There will be a reception after the screening, and Dr. Doug will be there to talk with the guests.

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Straight No Chaser - Songs of the Decades

Straight No Chaser - Songs of the Decades

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Alabama Theatre

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases.

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Events Around Alabama

August 25-26, 2018

Ft. Mims Living History and Re-enactment

Fort Mims Restoration Association is holding its annual Living History and Re-enactment on August 25-26. Come explore the early 1800's history of Alabama when it was the Mississippi Territory. The event is held from 9a-3p with 1813 period dress, weaponry, and crafts. A portrayal of the tragic event is scheduled daily at 2pm. Fort Mims is on the National Register of Historic Places and is an Alabama Archaeological site owned by the Alabama Historical Commission. Over 400 men, women and children of European American, Creek Indian, and mixed heritage died during the August 30, 1813 attack by warring Redstick Creek Indians on the stockade known as Ft Mims. This marked the beginning of the Creek Indian War of 1813-14. Visit fortmims.org and Like Fort Mims on Facebook for up-to-date information.

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 10:00-3:00

Superhero Fun Day & Family Expo

Superhero Fun day and Family Expo for childhood Cancer month is September 8 in downtown Athens. The event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by a free concert featuring The Flashbacks. The Parade of Heroes starts at 10:15 with Superheroes and Real Heroes. Enjoy kids activities, vendors, food, prizes and music. The is free to attend, plus, businesses may set up a promotional booth for free. Visit www.elisblockparty.org for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018

The Tinglewood Festival

The Tinglewood Festival will be a one-day event celebrating "Shavings, Smoke, and Sound" held in Montevallo's Orr Park on September 8, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The day begins with the 17th Annual Cars By The Creek car show, vendors, food, and a fantastic kids' area! A selection of artists from across the Southeast will showcase a variety of wood-related works available for sale. Tim Tingle will host a whittling competition in the afternoon. Our chainsaw carving exhibition begins at 10 a.m. Dance the night away with our amazing headliner, Mingo Fishtrap! This festival is being organized as a signature event for the City of Montevallo by the Montevallo Chamber of Commerce, Montevallo Main Street, and the Montevallo Arts Council. Admission is Free!

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