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Events during April 11-15, 2014

Rock Climbing, Fly Fishing, Rappelling,
Blow Your Own Ornament and
Pictures with the Easter Bunny

Whether you travel to Mentone to get away from it all and relax or to get out and do something different and exciting, it is all here in the mountains and valley of NE Alabama! Unwind at one of our many Mentone Cabin Rentals with a good read, rock climb and rappel with True Adventure Sports, bring your gear and Fly Fish the mighty Little River, go horseback riding at Shady Grove Dude Ranch and so much more!! Bring yourself, friends and family, a youth group and enjoy what our neck of the woods has to offer. We look forward to seeing you!!

Fly Fishing the Little River in the Little River Canyon National Preserve
Photo by Patty Tucker

Year -Round Horseback Riding at Shady Grove Dude Ranch in Mentone

Year-Round Fish and Fly Fish the Mighty Little River (Bring your own gear) in DeSoto State Park and the Little River Canyon National Preserve

Each Wednesday and Saturday Farmer's Market in downtown Mentone

Each  1st and 3rd Thursday Night Live Music at Kamama's in downtown Mentone

April 11 Rock Climbing Adventure Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama is some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country. 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. Event takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call True Adventure Sports for additional information at 256-997-9577.

April 11 Sky Swing Adventure at Night This is an adventure of a lifetime!! Enjoy the thrill of the swing. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6:00 p.m. the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports to travel together to event location. Event takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

April 12 First State Bank 5K Run/ Walk For Fun Join the fun while supporting Relay For Life. Event takes place at DeKalb County Public Lake in Sylvania. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Call for more information at 256-845-6101, ext.111.

April 12 Blow Your Own Ornament & Open House This popular event takes place at Orbix Hot Glass on Lookout Mountain in Lickskillet.  Design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our professional glass artists.  No reservations are needed as this event is on a first come, first serve basis. We welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old) to partake of this activity sure to impress your friends and family! Event takes place at Orbix from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost is only $35 per ornament blown. 256-523-3188

April 12 Rappelling Adventure 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 with professional outfitter guides. Event takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call TAS at 256-997-9577 for more information.

Rappelling the Unchained Wall in the Little River Canyon
Photo by Patty Tucker

April 11-12 Barrel Horse Show Barrel horse competitions in several categories. Sponsored by the Alabama District 1 National Barrel Horse Association. This event takes place at the Northeast Alabama Agri Business Center in Rainsville. Friday is Open Ride from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at $10.00 per rider. Saturday is 9:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. exhibitions. 2:00 p.m.- until show. Call 256-638-1650 for more event information.

April 12 Bunny-Palooza: Spring Fest for Children Celebrate the season by visiting the Bunny Factory (where children are magically transformed into bunnies and learn all the basics: how to hop, decorate eggs, and more enchanting fun!) Children’s Spring Art Show, storytelling, music, baby animals, bunny games, egg hunt with prizes, fairy tales and fairy houses workshop…a day your little bunny will NEVER forget! Event takes place at the Little River Canyon Center from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Free and open to everyone. Some programs may have limited space so pre-registration is encouraged by calling 256-782-5697.

April 12 RTI's Community Easter Egg Hunt Bring your children to have their picture made with the Easter Bunny! There will be separate hunts for different age groups up to 11 years of age, free face painting, and golden prize eggs. Held at the RTI Building in Rainsville at 1:00 p.m. 256-638-7800

April 12 Growing Up WILD and Living Wild: Fairy Houses Join Renee Morrison for this fun fairy-house building workshop that teaches children to be creative and how to use their observation skills. Stories about fairies, the Easter Bunny and more! Event takes place at the Little River Canyon Center from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is Free and open to everyone. Some programs may have limited space so pre-registration is encouraged. 256-782-5697

April 12 Country Music Group EXILE at The Pickin Post in Fort Payne Join us for a great night of music with a concert by one of the best Country Super Groups ever. Get your tickets now before they are gone. Tickets are only $30 each and available at Blacks Tire in Rainsville and Rogers Music in Fort Payne, and at the door day of the show if any seats are still available. Concert begins at 6:00 p.m. 256-657-3817 or 256-996-8910

April 12 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.  7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 256-997-9577

April 14 Rock Climbing Adventure Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama is 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. Event takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  256-997-9577

April 15 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those who are ready to explore on their knees, on their 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 Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports on Lookout Mountain near Lickskillet.  5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

Events provided by Mentone Cabins and in part a courtesy of DeKalb Tourism.

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