April 19 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark. Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together. Headlamp and enthusiastic guide included. Meet at True Adventure Sports. $18pp. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577
April 20 Bouldering Adventure Atop Lookout Mountain Come experience first-hand what bouldering is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. We will climb on some of the best boulders atop Lookout Mountain. No prior climbing or bouldering experience is needed. Meet at True Adventure Sports. $27 per person 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577
April 20 “Get Your Ducks in a Row” Earth Day Event This event will be help at the Valley Head town park and will pen with a brief history of Earth Day. The first 50 guests in the park will receive a free grocery tote. Guests can visit displays, go on nature walks, or even take part in environmental activities and crafts. Their will be food vendors on site. The grand finale for the evening will be a duck race. Participants can sponsor a duck prior to the race and have a chance to win $50. Event begins at 5pm. In there is bad weather, event will take place April 23.
April 21 Mountain Bike Tour This tour explores some beautiful trails and paths atop Lookout Mountain or Sand Mountain. Come have an enjoyable ride without the fear of getting lost. This three hour tour includes a mountain bike rental, instruction, and a guide for safety, direction, and information. $65 per person Meet at True Adventure Sports 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577
April 21 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores! This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels. Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of For Payne. Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide. Meet at True Adventure Sports. $30 per person. 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577
April 22 - 25 The Little Shop of Horrors The Northeast Alabama Community College Theater group invites you to their rendition of this popular production. Shows begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. 256-638-4418
April 22 Treasure Hunt Adventure Do you enjoy trying to solve riddles and clues? Ever wanted to find buried treasure? Up for new & exciting challenges? Then our Cave Treasure Hunt is for you. This 5-hour adventure will take you deep into the heart of Manitou Cave. You will have to solve and follow each clue in order to find the next one, and ultimately the Treasure! Are you up for the challenge? Meet at True Adventure Sports $65 per person 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. 256-997-9577
April 23 Afternoon Rock Climb Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country. Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. No prior climbing experience is needed. Meet at True Adventure Sports. $34 per person. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577
April 24 Spring Open Studio at Orbix Hot Glass Twice a year we open our Studio for a day of glass blowing fun! Watch master artist Cal Breed as he molds glass into unique shapes. Glass blowing demonstrations, studio tours, refreshments and a gallery featuring Breed’s work make this event memorable. Make plans to do some shopping for special gifts for Easter and Mother’s Day. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 256-523-3188
April 24 Little River Canyon Center Bonsai Workshop Join Mr. Grady Woodall for this "how to Bonsai" hands on workshop. Each participant will take home their own newly created Bonsai boxwood tree in a lovely ceramic pot. Pre-registration required $50 per person 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-782-5697
April 24 Black Smith Forging Demonstration Join blacksmith Walter Howell for this incredible demonstration of forging metal. Metal art and useful objects will be on display and for sale. Little River Canyon Center 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-782-5697
April 24 National Junior Ranger Day at Little River Canyon National Preserve & DeSoto State Park National Park Junior Ranger programs will be presented at various times on this date. Great for all ages! DeSoto State Park & JSU’s Little River Canyon Center. Events and information scheduled at various times and locations throughout the day. For more info call Little River Canyon National Park Service at 256-845-9605.
April 24 River Rhythms Family Fun Programs: National Junior Ranger Day Join Canyon Center staff and volunteers every fourth Saturday of the month for fun nature programs including hikes, crafts, games, nature talks, activities and more. Kids will be led through special National Park Service Junior Ranger activities and become official Little River Canyon NPS Junior Rangers. Booklets, posters, certificates and badges will be presented while supplies last. Little River Canyon Center Some programs may have limited space so preregistration is encouraged. 256-782-5697
April 24 Fly Fishing Techniques and Fishing Trip on Little River Join Dr. Chris Murdock, JSU Biologist and Little River native for an opportunity to fly fish on Little River. Equipment supplied for 10 participants. Little River Canyon Center 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. $35 per person; Pre-registration is required. 256-782-5697
April 24 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama. No previous experience necessary. Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. $37 per person 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577
April 24 Treasure Hunt Adventure Do you enjoy trying to solve riddles and clues? Ever wanted to find buried treasure? Up for new & exciting challenges? Then our Cave Treasure Hunt is for you. This 5-hour adventure will take you deep into the heart of Manitou Cave. You will have to solve and follow each clue in order to find the next one, and ultimately the Treasure! Are you up for the challenge? Meet at True Adventure Sports $65 per person 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. 256-997-9577