Listening Room

The Princess Theatre’s monthly singer songwriter series will feature two country artists tonight at 7. During the intimate concert, folk and western singer Daryl Wayne Dasher and outlaw country artist Brigitte London will share the stories behind their songs. Tickets cost $15 for standing room, $25 for preferred seating and $35 for reserved seating.


Author Talk

Huntsville attorney and author Robert Bailey will discuss his new legal thriller, “The Final Reckoning,” at the Decatur Public Library, tonight at 6:30. As a nod to his hometown, Bailey set scenes in the book at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, the Von Braun Center and the community of Lick Skillet. Admission is free.


Art After Hours

Florence-based funk, soul and rock band Coffee Black will perform in downtown Athens at Art After Hours on Friday. The free event at High Cotton Arts, 103 West Washington St., starts at 7 p.m. Along with music, the event will include art activities for children and refreshments.


Ballroom Bop

The Sophisticated Swingers will perform jazz, swing and big band standards during the Decatur-Morgan Senior Center’s evening dance on Friday. The event at 221 Memorial Dr. S.W. is open to all ages and starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes appetizers, coffee and tea. 256-355-7275.


Wet Dog Triathlon

By foot, bike and water, dozens of athletes will participate in the 19th annual Wet Dog Triathlon on Saturday at Point Mallard Park. The course includes a 400-meter swim, a 15K bike ride and a 5K run. Proceeds will benefit Mosaic Mentoring of North Alabama. The race starts at 7 a.m. Last year, 124 athletes competed in the event.


Canoe Flint Creek

Rescheduled due to the weather, the Canoe Flint Creek event led by Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge’s new ranger David Young will take place Saturday. Participants should meet at 9 a.m. at the Osprey Point Canoe and Kayak Launch on Alabama 67. Bring your own canoe or kayak, life jacket, water, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray. For extra enjoyment, Wheeler rangers recommended taking a camera and binoculars. For more information, call 256-350-6639 or visit


Somerville Celebration

Fireworks, music and bounce houses await visitors to the free Somerville Celebration on Saturday. The fun at Somerville’s courthouse square begins at noon and culminates with fireworks at 9 p.m. Music will start at 5 p.m. and feature country, gospel and Americana performers Abby Hufnagle, New Hope Road, Lemmond Cousins and Cotaco Creek. Bring folding chairs and blankets.


Veterans Celebration

Help honor individuals who served in the military during the Veterans Celebration in downtown Moulton on Saturday. Organized by the Jesse Owens Runners Club, the event, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature a veterans ceremony and local music. Entertainers include Ray Sparks Band, Replay the Band, Abundant Life Trio, LEAP, Crossing Dixie, Jose Ray Jones, Maggie Shelton and Liberty Quartet. Admission is free. Proceeds from donations will benefit veterans in Lawrence County. Funds will help cover utility bills and travel expenses to the VA Hospital.


Sleep in Heavenly Peace Build Day

Community volunteers will spend Saturday building beds for the nonprofit organization Sleep in Heavenly Peace, which provides children in need with a bed and bedding. Work will begin at MarMac Charities, 2114 Central Parkway S.W., at 8 a.m. From noon to 4 p.m., members of the community are invited to help build beds. All of the needed tools and equipment will be on site. Organizers set a goal to build 143 beds.


River City Rivalry Lacrosse Tournament

Lacrosse teams from across the region, including Georgia, Tennessee and Indiana, will gather at Decatur’s Jack Allen Recreation Complex on Modaus Road Southwest for the River City Rivalry on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free; parking costs $10 per day or $15 for two days. The tournament will feature high school, middle school and mini girls’ teams.

— Catherine Godbey
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