Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 11:00am

The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition will be on display at the Five Rivers Delta Resource Center from Nov. 18. 2017 through Jan. 6, 2018.

This exhibit examines water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element. 

School field trips are scheduled during the 9 am-1 pm window, so a great time for families to visit the free exhibit and avoid the crowds is in the afternoon.

Groups can reserve a tour of the exhibit by vising the Five Rivers website.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

More than 300 scarecrows are spread along the trails at Frank Jackson State Park.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 1:30pm

Alabama’s 14th community archery park will hold its grand opening at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Southside Park in Huntsville, Ala. The Huntsville Community Archery Park is located at 15935 Chaney Thompson Rd., Huntsville, Ala., 35803. The public and media are invited to attend the grand opening ceremony.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

A Holiday Buffet will be served at Daniella's in the Park beginning at 4 p.m.

Boat Parade begins at 6 p.m.

To participate in the parade, call 256-247-6971 or email

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Celebrate the season at Historic Bald Rock Lodge with a presentation on the Cheaha State Park Civilian Conservation Corps, a Q&A with the daughter of an African American CCC leader, a nostalgic film about Christmas traditions (1890-1940), and period refreshments.

Tickets $10 each

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Renee Raney, Appalachian Highland Birding Trail coordinator and life-long birder, for this first day of winter program about taking care of the creatures who inhabit your forest and field during the coldest months of the year. Learn to make natural bird feeder wreaths while sipping hot cider in the Cheaha Cleburne Room.

Tickets: $10 per person; limited space.

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 7:00pm to Monday, January 1, 2018 - 2:00am

Cheaha State Park - Enjoy a prime rib buffet, hors d’oeuvres, a spectacular view of the last sunset of 2017, live music, a midnight celebration, and an “after midnight” champagne breakfast. Ask about our New Year’s Eve Getaway packages.  

Fee: $85 per person (includes dinner, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and champagne breakfast); Ticket Required

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 3:00pm

Eagle Awareness Weekends will be held the following dates at Lake Guntersville State Park:

  • January 19-21, 2018
  • January 26-28, 2018
  • February 2-4, 2018
  • February 9-11, 2018
  • February 16-18, 2018

Each weekend will feature a different line-up of presentations. Check the schedule for complete information.

Lodging packages available at the hotel and campground.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 8:30am to Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 4:00pm

ForestHER—On FIRE is a hands-on workshop that teaches women landowners about Alabama’s historic fire regimes and how prescribed fire can and should be used as an effective land management tool. 

$115 fee includes a workbook to keep; breaks, lunch, and dinner on day one; breakfast breaks and lunch on day two; and Monday night in an onsite private room. An additional Sunday night can be added for $35. 

Seating is limited, so preregistration is required.   

Sponsor: Alabama Cooperative Extension System