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Events during March 6 - 15, 2014

Events taking place during the dates of March 6 - 15, 2014

There is always a reason to travel to Mentone! Whether it is to sit back and relax in one of our well-appointed accommodations and do nothing, take in a few laid back activities or experience a high energy retreat, we have it all!! This is a list of a few of the things taking place during this next week, barely scratching the surface of the many exciting events and attractions waiting for you in the mountains of NE Alabama!

Horses rest after a ride at Shady Grove Dude Ranch

Ongoing Activities include horseback riding at Shady Grove Dude Ranch in Mentone! (Photo by Patty Tucker)

March 6 Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports   $45 per person. 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

March 7 Rock Climbing Adventure 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.   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  256-997-9577

March 8 Sculpt Your Own Flower Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass?  It’s all about hands on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. There is a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 5 in each class.  9 am and 10 am.  Reservations are required. 256-523-3188

March 8 Green & Gray Saturday The National Park Service staff and volunteers will present “Green & Gray” programs on the second Saturday of each month. Topics include park resources and activities, climate change, recycling, energy conservation, eco-gardening, exotic plants, native landscaping, pollution prevention, green energy, and more! Little River Canyon Center. 10 a.m. Free and open to everyone. 256-845-8548

March 8 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.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

March 8 Farmer's Market in downtown Mentone Each Saturday beginning at 11:00 a.m.!

March 10 Afternoon Rock Climb Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about in the afternoon with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed. TAS   2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

March 11 GPS Basic Training and Navigation Class Part 1 Learn how to use a map, compass, and a handheld GPS. Learn basic navigation and how to pinpoint a location for quick return, or quick rescue. Also learn how to search by waypoints or coordinates. True Adventure Sports    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $45 per person 256-997-9577

March 11 GPS Basics Training and Navigation Class Part 2 You will learn to find a beacon placed in the woods as a SAR attempt while knowing your position, and the position of your teammates. True Adventure Sports $45 per person 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  256-997-9577

March 12 Treasure Hunt Adventure  Do you enjoy trying to solve riddles and clues?  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!  True Adventure Sports $65 per person 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 256-997-9577

March 13 Rock Climbing Adventure 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.   2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  256-997-9577

March 15 – 16 Home & Garden Expo Enjoy dozens of displays featuring products for home improvement, gardening, housewares, recreation, etc. Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center. Free admission. 256-638-1650

Events provided by Mentone Cabins courtesy of DeKalb Tourism.

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