NOTES FROM THE SHOALS: JULY 17, 2019

Your monthly guide to the happenings in The Shoals.

July, August, September | 2019

Since setting up shop in the former T-Jays manufacturing building (more on the history of The Factory here) on Lane Drive in Florence in 2007, Alabama Chanin has prided itself on being part of, and contributing to, our local community. To foster this fellowship and community involvement, we are introducing Notes from the Shoals. These Journal posts, published monthly, share events and happenings at The Factory and around The Shoals, and highlight the best of our region. Get up, get out, and plan your road trip:

ONGOING:

YMCA Farmers Market, YMCA of The Shoals, every Wednesday in July, 8:00am – 12:00pm

College Street Farmers Market, Singin’ River Live, every Thursday, 3:00pm – 7:00pm

UPCOMING:

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ALABAMA CHANIN @ BASIC IN BIRMINGHAM

The Alabama Chanin Collection will be traveling to basic. in Birmingham, Alabama for a pop-up shop. Shop classic Alabama Chanin styles, featuring hand-embroidered designs and modern essentials.

basic., 2026 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203

July 19 – 20, 11:00am – 7:00pm Friday / 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday

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West Side Story, Ritz Theater, Sheffield, July 18 – 20 and July 25 – 26, 7:35pm

P3: A Pie. A Pint., A Play, Singin’ River Live, Florence, July 19, 6:00pm

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TAX FREE WEEKEND @ THE FACTORY

During this weekend no state sales tax will charged on select items.

July 19 – 21

The Factory, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

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W.C. Handy Festival, Assorted Venues, The Shoals, July 19 – 28

2nd Annual Lantern Release, Isabell’s Pumpkin Farm, July 20, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Shoals Car Show, McFarland Park, Florence, July 20, 8:00am – 2:00pm

ArtWorks 2019, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, July 21 – August 29

Josh Brannon Band, Singin’ River Live, Florence, July 22, 7:30pm – 10:00pm

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CANNING WORKSHOP: JULY

Learn to “put up” summer vegetables for your winter pantry. During this workshop you will learn how to make dill pickle cucumbers and sweet pepper chow chow relish. Advanced registration is required; reserve your place at the table here.

July 23, 11:30am – 1:00pm

The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

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ARTISAN PIZZA WORKSHOP: JULY

Learn to make thin-crust New York-style pizzas yourself. This workshop will teach basics like how to stretch pizza dough by hand and create the perfect flour for pizza, homemade ricotta cheese, and seasonal toppings. Advanced registration is required; reserve your place at the table here.

July 25, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

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Coming Home: Donnie Fritts, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, Shoals Theater, Florence, July 26,  7:00pm

Spring Valley Firefighter Rodeo, North Alabama State Fairgrounds, Muscle Shoals, July 26 – 27, 7:00pm

Shoals Democratic Club, 220 W. Tennessee St, Florence, July 30 – 31

Florence First Fridays, Downtown Florence, August 2, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Comedy Experience, Ritz Theater, Sheffield, August 3, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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SEWING TUESDAY

Spend your morning working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers. Share inspiration, encouragement, and fellowship. Order your lunch in advance by contacting

August 6, 8:30am – 11:30 pm

The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

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Movie in the Park: Robin Hood, Wilson Park, Florence, August 10, 8:00pm – 9:00pm

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INTRO TO HAND-SEWING WORKSHOP @ THE FACTORY

The workshop includes discussion of the physics of sewing, reverse appliqué, and an overview of garment construction and other techniques from The School of Making.  This workshop is suited to beginners and experienced sewers alike and attendees will take home their own DIY Kit.

August 16, 10:00am – 12:00pm

The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

SEWING TUESDAY @ THE FACTORY

Spend your morning working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers. Share inspiration, encouragement, and fellowship.

August 20, 8:30am – 11:30 pm

The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

SOPHIE SIMMONS POP-UP @ THE FACTORY

Nashville-based Sophie Simmons will be hosting a pop-up shop at The Factory on Thursday, August 22nd – Saturday, August 24th. Sophie Simmons designs dessous— French underpieces for layering— which are sewn in New York using a Japanese cotton, long-known for its superior weave and weight, from one producer and custom embroideries from an old lace mill north of Paris.

August 22 – 24

The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

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Always a Bridesmaid, Ritz Theater, August 22 – 24 and 29 – 30, 7:35pm

Billy Reid’s Shindig

Now in its 11th year, The Shindig celebrates music, fashion, food, art, and community. Enjoy live shows from groups like The Raconteurs and the Blind Boys of Alabama, food from nationally recognized chefs, and Billy Reid’s Spring 2020 Collection runway show.  

August 23 – 25

The Shoals

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SEWING TUESDAY @ THE FACTORY

Spend your morning working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers. Share inspiration, encouragement, and fellowship.

September 3, 8:30am – 11:30 pm

The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

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First Fridays, Downtown Florence, September 6, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Movie in the Park: Mary Poppins Returns, Wilson Park, September 7, 8:00pm

Next to Normal, Shoals Community Theatre, September 12–15, 7:30pm

Dragon Boat Festival, McFarland Park, September 14

Oka Kapassa Return to Coldwater, Spring Park, September 14, 9:00am – 6:00pm

Walk to End Alzheimer’s, McFarland Park, September 15, 2:00pm – 4:00 pm

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SEWING TUESDAY

Spend your morning working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers. Share inspiration, encouragement, and fellowship.

September 17, 8:30am – 11:30pm

The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

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Alabama Craft Beer Festival, Singin’ River Brewery, September 21, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Spruce Pine Pottery, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, September 21, 11:00am – 3:00pm

See an event that we missed? Email us: thefactory@alabamachanin.com.

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