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• Live music, 8-11 p.m., Josie’s Mediterranean Cafe, 109 Second Ave., Decatur.


• Live music, 9 p.m.-midnight, Josie’s Mediterranean Cafe, 109 Second Ave., Decatur.

• Live music, The Brick Deli, 112 E. Moulton St.; 256-355-8318.

• Live music, Hard Dock Cafe, 3755 U.S. 31 N., Decatur; 256-340-9234.

• Live music, Mac’s Sports Bar and Steakhouse, 1733 Jefferson St. S.E., Athens; 256-232-6161.

• Live music, 67 Roadhouse, 2941 Point Mallard Parkway; 256-584-8025.

• Friday night weekly dance with Southern Pride Country Band, 6:30-9 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 15, 2607 U.S. Highway 31, Decatur. $5 cover charge. Public is welcome. No smoking or alcohol.

• Live music, 7-10 p.m., Vietnam Veterans of America, Gary L. Elmore Chapter, 17915 W. Elm St., Athens.

• Ricky the Dancing DJ, 7-10 p.m., Priceville Palace, Thompson Road; 256-353-4362.

• Karaoke Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, AMVETS Post 21, 22769 Black Road, Athens.  $5 admission; free to veterans, members. Kitchen will open at 5 p.m.; cooked-to-order foods, 6-10 p.m. 256-444-2793, 813-381-9752.


• Live music, 9 p.m.-midnight, Josie’s Mediterranean Cafe, 109 Second Ave., Decatur.

• Live music, Hard Dock Café, 3755 U.S. 31 N., Decatur; 256-340-9234.

• Live music, The Brick Deli, 112 E. Moulton St.; 256-355-8318.

• Live music, 67 Roadhouse, 2941 Point Mallard Parkway; 256-584-8025.

• Live music, Mac’s Sports Bar and Steakhouse, 1733 Jefferson St. S.E., Athens; 256-232-6161.

• Barnett Band & Co., 6:30-10 p.m., West Side Village Community Center, Alabama 99, Athens. No drugs or alcohol. Bring finger foods to share. 256-771-0586.

• Live music, Eagles Club, 602 14th St. S.E.

• Live music, 8 p.m.-midnight, VFW Post No. 4190, 2309 Veterans Drive S.E.; 256-351-8929.

• Music from The Country Editions Band, 7-10 p.m., Priceville Palace, Thompson Road. Dance class 6-7 p.m. 256-353-4362.



• “Feathered Folklore Crane Program- Tales of Cranes Around the World,” 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Decatur Public Library, 504 Cherry St. N.E. In partnership with the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge and the International Crane Foundation. A program on the whooping crane by AJ Binney of the ICF. Part of a series of programs designed to raise awareness for the upcoming Crane Festival in January at the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. Free programs  appropriate for all ages. 256-353-2993 ext. 106.


• Arc Stories, 7 p.m., Princess Theatre, 112 Second Ave. N.E., Decatur. True Stories told without a Net. Arc Stories brings their first touring show to Decatur's Princess Theatre featuring five award-winning storytellers. This special event will be directed and hosted by Leonard Lee Smith, one of the nation's top storytellers and coaches. Smith toured with The Moth and one of his stories will be published in Reader's Digest.


• Beans and Rice Giveaway, 9-11 a.m., Tanner United Methodist Church, 19607 Huntsville-Brownsferry Road. 1-lb. bag of beans and rice to every adult. No questions asked.

• Limestone County NAACP STEPS Book Club for Kids, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Round Island Creek Mission Center, 13829 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. Free motivational book club for kids 3 to 13. Transportation and lunch provided at no cost.

• Electronic Waste Recycling Days, 9 a.m.-noon, Street and Environmental Services Complex, 1802 Central Parkway, Decatur.  All items are free to recycle with the exception of old, tube style tvs/monitors (these carry a $15 hazardous materials fee). There is a weight limit of 40 pounds per item. Free hard drive destruction upon request. Allyson Shabel, or 256-612-6766.

• U.S. Marine Corps 244th Birthday Ball, 5 p.m., social; 5:45 p.m., dinner; Doubletree by Hilton, 1101 Sixth Ave. N.E., Decatur. With special guest Michael Dean and Memphis. Tickets: $45 per person, $80 per couple. Must be pre-purchased by Nov. 1. No ticket sales at the door. Beth Tumbleson, 256-318-4134 (cell) or Make checks payable to Marine Corps League #1427, Mail to 4550 Arrowhead Drive S.E., Decatur, AL 35603.

• AMVETS Game Day Showdown, 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 21, 22769 Black Road, Athens. $5 admission; free for veterans and members. Nonsmoking. Cooked-to-order foods, 6-10 p.m.

• Planetarium show, 7 p.m., Monte Sano Planetarium, Monte Sano State Park, Huntsville; 256-539-0316.


• A Faithful Man — ACA French Film Festival, Princess Theatre, 112 Second Ave. N.E., Decatur. Free Event. French with English Subtitles.


• 5th annual Field of Flags, 6:18 a.m., American Legion Post 15, 2607 Highway 31 S., Decatur. A Veterans Day tradition of displaying a Field of Flags honoring past, present, and future veterans will begin by placing the flags at sunrise (6:18 a.m.). Flags will be lowered at sunset (4:46 p.m.) with ceremony. The public is invited to sponsor a flag for $10 per flag. An application form can be found at the American Legion Post 15 or mailed or emailed to a sponsor by contacting Theresa Groves at 256-353-5501 or email

• Women Inspiring Women, 6-8 p.m., Kaleidoscoops, 1819 Sixth Ave. S.E., Decatur. Janet Viers, director, 256-642-6445.


• Gettin’ Dirty at the Library, 11 a.m.-noon, Athens-Limestone County Public Library. Creating Holiday Wreaths, presented by Verona Walton. Part of a free lecture series held on the second Tuesday of each month covering a wide variety of gardening topics and presented by a rotating host of speakers. Most of the speakers will be from the Limestone County Extension System or the Limestone County Master Gardeners. No registration required.

• Open House, 3-6 p.m., Brookdale Cedar Springs Senior Living, 2505 Spring Ave., Decatur. Mayor Tab Bowling and the Chamber of Commerce will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Decatur residents and businesses are invited to attend.

• "Beyond the Rhetoric Community Discussion Series," 6 p.m., Cavalry Hills Community Theatre, 2900 Fairbanks St. N.W., Huntsville. Free event presented by United Women of Color. For high school or college students preparing to enter the job market, individuals seeking a job or a better career or citizens who want to better understand how public education system and area job market intersect. Angela Curry, or 256-527-1013.

• Girl Talk Today, 6-7:30 p.m., Kaleidoscoops, 1819 Sixth Ave. S.E., Decatur. For ages 10 to 18. Janet Viers, director, 256-642-6445.

• Decatur Civic Chorus rehearsals, 6:30 p.m., Fort Decatur; 256-301-9620.


• Shoah: Four Sisters — ACA French Film Festival, 6 p.m., Princess Theatre, 112 Second Ave. N.E., Decatur. Free Event. English.

Nov. 14

• Adam Hood — Redstone Federal Credit Union Listening Room Loft, 7 p.m., Princess Theater, 112 Second Ave. N.E., Decatur.

• Fall Concert, 7 p.m., Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, 3310 Danville Road S.W., Decatur. Presented by the Decatur Civic Chorus. The concert theme is “Fly Me To The Moon,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students) and will be available at the door.

Nov. 16

• Decatur Music Club will present The Decatur Youth Symphony Chamber Ensemble, 10 a.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 3809 Spring Ave., Decatur. Open to the public.

Nov. 21

• Morgan County Economic Development annual meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., Decatur Country Club. 256-353-1213.


Today-Dec. 7

• Children of Nature—Robert Cox, Dariana Dervis, & Kimberly Parker, Carnegie Visual Art Center, 207 Church St. N.E., Decatur. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Special event: Friday, 6-7:30 p.m., member’s reception. Members are free and guests are $5. Cash bar and light appetizers served. Special event: Sunday, A Guided Autumn Hike with Wild South in the Bankhead National Forest, 1:00 p.m.; meet at the Wild South office, 552 Lawrence St., Moulton. Contact Janice Barrett at or 256-974-6166. Registration required before Sunday. Join Janice Barrett of Wild South on a free guided hike into one of Alabama’s most spectacular places, the Bankhead National Forest. 256-341-0562.


• Free genealogy classes are held at the Athens-Limestone Public Library on the first and third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Free computer classes for adults at Decatur Public Library. Various topics offered monthly. Call 256-353-2993 ext. 107 or ext. 117.

• Computers for Seniors, sponsored by Athens State University-Center for Lifelong Learning. Designed especially for senior adults, offered in Athens and Decatur. No experience necessary. Appointments: 256-233-8260.

• Community education program, Calhoun Community College. 256-306-2514;



• Knights of Columbus, 6:30 p.m., 1609 Wolverine Drive S.E. 256-353-4264.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars, 6:30 p.m., 784 Culver Road, Falkville.


• Hartselle American Legion No. 52, 6 p.m.

• American Legion Post No. 15 in Decatur, 6 p.m.


• Decatur Elks Lodge, 6:30 p.m.
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