NOTES FROM THE SHOALS

Your monthly guide to the happenings in The Shoals.

January, February, March, April | 2020

Since setting up shop in the former Tee-Jays manufacturing building (more on the history of The Factory here) on Lane Drive in Florence in 2008, Alabama Chanin has prided itself on being part of, and contributing to, our local community. To foster this fellowship and community involvement, we introduce Notes from the Shoals.

Notes from the Shoals shares events and happenings at The Factory and around The Shoals, highlighting the best of our region. Get up, get out, and plan your road trip:

JANUARY

Healing the Habits That Bind: Shoals Yoga
January 25, 2:00pm

An Evening with Jeff Pankenhorn, “Scrappy” Jud Newcomb, and Robert Cline Jr.: Kennedy Douglas Center for the Arts
January 29, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Florence Sushi Class: Singin’ River Brewery
January 29, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Southern Exposure Screening: Communications Building
January 30, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

The Wallens Live at the Boiler Room: Boiler Room
January 31, 9:00pm

Grand Marquis at Champy’s: Champy’s Shoals
January 31, 8:00pm

FEBRUARY

Sewing Tuesday @ The Factory
Spend your morning working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers. Share inspiration, encouragement, and fellowship.
February 4, 8:30am – 11:30pm
The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

Author Lunch with Marie Benedict: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
February 5, 11:30am – 1:00pm

Taking Better Pictures: Composition, Lighting, and Impact: Kennedy Douglas Center for the Arts
February 7 + 8, 6:00pm

P3: A Pie, A Pint, A Play: Singin’ River Brewing Company
February 7, 6:00pm

Full Moon Flow and Align Yoga with Ella Dabney: Shoals Yoga
February 8, 5:00pm

Scottsboro Unmasked Book Talk and Signing: Sheffield Public Library
February 8, 3:00pm

Fashion for a Cure – One to None: Turtle Point Yacht + Country Club
February 8, 6:30pm

Dave Futtrell Live at the Boiler Room: Boiler Roo
February 12, 7:00pm

Sewing Tuesday @ The Factory
Spend your morning working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers. Share inspiration, encouragement, and fellowship.
February 18, 8:30am – 11:30pm
The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

Muscle Shoals Meets Sam Phillips: Marriott Conference Center
February 27, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

MARCH

No Bullshit Breakfast: Enneagram @ The Factory
Join us for a morning of self-discovery as we discuss the Enneagram. The Enneagram is a powerful personality typing system that illuminates our walk in this world and how we as individuals experience our journey. Attendees will enjoy a light breakfast, coffee, and instruction. Advanced registration is required.
March 5, 9:00am – 11:00pm
The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

Intro to Hand-sewing Workshop
Makers of all skill levels are invited to join us for a class focusing on an overview of the physics of sewing, garment construction, and applique techniques. Advanced registration is required.
March 13, 10:00am – 12:00pm
The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

2020 City Wide Cleanup Day: Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum
March 14, 7:00am

Friends of the Café Dinner: Peter Cho
Chef Peter Cho of Han Oak in Portland, Oregon joins us for a dinner featuring four courses, wine pairings, and dessert that benefits the Southern Foodways Alliance. Guests will also enjoy appetizers, cocktails, and live music from Duquette Johnson. Advanced registration is required.
March 26, 6:30pm
The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

Vintage Market Days of North Alabama: Decatur, Alabama
March 27 + 28, 10:00am – 4:00pm

APRIL

Gardening Workshop: Lauderdale County Extension Center
April 11, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Project Threadways Symposium
The three-day event will include tours of the area, a Friends of the Café Dinner with chef Whitney Otawka, a special lunch with Lisa Donovan, Angie Mosier, Cheetie Kumar, Judith Winfrey, and Anna Marshall, engaging lectures and talks, workshops, (more) good food, and conversation.
April 16 – 18, All Day
The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

Friends of the Café Dinner: Whitney Otawka
Chef Whitney Otawka of Greyfield Inn in Cumberland Island, Georgia, joins us for a dinner featuring four courses, wine pairings, and dessert that benefits the Southern Foodways Alliance. Guests will also enjoy a cocktail hour and appetizers. Advanced registration is required.
April 16, 6:30pm
The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama

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