NOTES FROM THE SHOALS

Your monthly guide to the happenings in The Shoals.

August, September, October | 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 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:

Sophie Simmons Pop-Up @ THE FACTORY

Nashville-based Sophie Simmons designs dessous— French underpieces for layering— which are sewn in New York using a Japanese cotton. Dessous are not for fast fashion; they’re precisely what makes fashion age well — an investment that preserves elegance and luxury in everyday life. Shop Sophie’s collection at The Factory during Shindig weekend.

August 22 – 23, 10:00am – 5:00pm

August 24, 10:00am – 3:00pm

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

Malia Mills Pop-Up @ THE FACTORY

In 1993, Malia Mills launched her luxurious collection of bra-sized swimwear separates. With Love Thy Differences™ as her mission, mantra and driving force, Malia Mills has expanded its signature swimwear collection to include ready-to-wear and accessories. Shop Malia’s collection at The Factory during Shindig weekend.

August 22 – 23, 10:00am – 5:00pm

August 24, 10:00am – 3:00pm

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

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

Meet + Greet Sophie Simmons and Malia Mills @ THE FACTORY

Meet our two pop-up shop designers, Malia Mills and Sophie Simmons, at The Factory. Get to know the designers and shop their collections while you enjoy a cocktail (or two) to kick off your weekend. Small bites and drinks will be available.

August 23, 10:00am – 3:00pm

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.

September 3, 8:30am – 11:30 pm

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

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

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

Canning Workshop: September @ THE FACTORY

Learn to preserve basic tomato sauce that can be used for winter soups, stews, pizzas, Bloody Marys and more. Advanced registration is required.

September 10, 11:00am – 1:30pm

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

Project Threadways Dinner + Discussion @ THE FACTORY

Join us for dinner and a discussion about Muscle Shoals Music and the Band Tee: Textile History in the Shoals Community, in conjunction with Project Threadways, with Carrie Barske-Crawford, Brian Murphy, and Natalie Chanin.

September 12, 6:00am – 8:00pm

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

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

SEWING TUESDAY @ THE FACTORY

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

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

SEWING TUESDAY @ THE FACTORY

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

October 1, 8:30am – 11:30 pm

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

Shoals Fest, McFarland Park, October 5, 12:00pm

St. Florian Oktoberfest, St. Florian City Park, October 5 – 6, 8:00am

Challah Bread Workshop @ THE FACTORY

This workshop will teach you how to make traditional Challah Bread in a round shape, three braids, and six braids. Advanced registration is required.

October 8, 11:30am – 1:30pm

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

Friends of the Café Dinner @ THE FACTORY

The Factory Café presents the Friends of the Café Dinner benefiting the Project Threadways. A surprise chef will be hosting this multi-course dinner featuring cocktails and wine pairings. The menu will include local and regional vegetables, meats, and ingredients.

October 10, 6:30pm

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.

October 15, 8:30am – 11:30 pm

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

The Three Musketeers, Shoals Community Theatre, October 24 – 26, 7:00pm

Muscle Shoals Songwriters Festival, Singin’ River Live, October 25-26, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Alabama Renaissance Feast and Faire, Wilson Park, October 26 – 27, 6:00pm

Homemade Holiday Appetizer Workshop @ THE FACTORY

This workshop will teach participants how to make lavash crackers, ricotta cheese, grain free crackers, and seasonal fruit chutney. Advanced registration is required.

October 24, 6:00am – 8:00pm

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

Hand Pie Workshop @ THE FACTORY

This workshop will teach you how to make a basic pastry dough and applications using this dough, including how to create hand pies and homemade pop tarts with seasonal fillings. Light lunch and cider will be provided. Advanced registration is required.

October 29, 11:30am – 1:30pm

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

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