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APRIL 2017

April 1, 2017 (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Location: The Ridge Marina

April 1, 2017 (5:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Join us for the 2nd Annual United Way Quail Fry benefitting the Lake Martin Area United Way. Don't miss the fun including a low country boil, gumbo, baked goods sale and auction, drinks and music!

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Lake Martin Area United Way office at 256-329-3600 or

Contact: Courtney Layfield Phone: 256-329-3600 Click to e-mail Courtney Layfield

April 7, 2017 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

The Tallapoosa County Master Gardeners invite you to our Spring Plant Sale.

Location: Across from Baptist Church Hwy 49S
Contact: Judy Heinzen Phone: 256 825-2642 Click to e-mail Judy Heinzen

April 7, 2017 (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

Come out to Southeastern Raptor Center on Friday April 7, 2017, at 5pm for an educational presentation featuring owls, hawks, falcons, vultures, and eagles!  Photo opportunities after the presentation.

Cost of admission:  $5.00 Children 3 and under are FREE!  

Location: Southeastern Raptor Center

April 8, 2017
Location: Martin Lake (GPS)
Phone: 855-934-7425

April 8, 2017 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Location: River North Marina (GPS)

April 8, 2017 (10:00 AM)
Location: Wind Creek State Park (GPS)
Contact: Wind Creek State Park Phone: 256- 329-0845

April 8, 2017 (1:00 PM)

Auburn will hold its 2017 A-Day spring game at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama.

The annual intrasquad scrimmage will be broken up into two teams – Blue and White – and be held on Saturday, April 8. Kickoff will be at 1 p.m. CT on SEC Network.

In the past, Auburn generally has charged fans $5 for admission.

Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium

April 22, 2017 (11:00 AM - 8:00 PM)

Multi-Cultural Music & Arts Festival


* DRIVIN N CRYIN (facebook)
THE SKIDS (facebook)
* ADAM HOOD (BAND) (facebook)
* REVEL IN DIMES (facebook)
* PINE HILL HAINTS (facebook)

Location: Old 280 Boogie

MAY 2017

May 6, 2017

Begin first safe light.  Weigh-in will begin at 3:00 sharp.

(Alabama Water Watch)

Location: Wind Creek State Park (GPS)
Contact: Mike Freeman Phone: 334-740-1267

May 6, 2017 (6:00 AM)

Thanks to AWWA Vice-President, Michael Freeman, we are excited about the first-ever Alabama Water Watch Association Bass Anglers Classic fishing tournament to be held on Saturday May 6th at Wind Creek State Park on Lake Martin; for details see: .

Please consider either 1) participating in the tournament, or 2) assisting Michael and AWWA on tournament day – help is needed particularly in the morning of the tournament to register all participants. To help, contact Michael at (334)740-1267, or .

All proceeds of this event will go to payouts to tournament winners, and the AWWA for providing water monitoring kits and educational outreach throughout Alabama.

Kudos to Michael for this innovative approach to reach out to stakeholders who are intimately associated with Alabama’s waters in support of the Alabama Water Watch mission to improve both water quality and water policy through citizen monitoring and action!

Contact: Michael Freeman Phone: (334) 740-1267

May 13, 2017 (6:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Prizes awarded for best three fish length. Conventional and Fly Rod divisions. Door Prizes!

(Rules and Procedures)

(Registration Form)

Location: Horseshoe Bend (GPS)

May 20, 2017 (7:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

The Union Volunteer Fire and Rescue 9UVF&R) will host its 35th Annual Spring Festival on May 20th 2017.  The Festival will feature a wide variety of arts and craft booths and household items for sale.  The Festival will also present live local musicians, BBQ plates for sale, children's games and other activities designed for the entire family.  The keynote event is a cash raffle that historically has awarded thousands in cash prizes.  For individuals interested in renting a booth cost is only $10 for a 10x10 space.  If you have questions, or would like to rent a booth, please contact Kurt Pfitzner, Director, Community Outreach, UVF&R, at 334-233-9852. 

Location: Union Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Contact: Col Kurt Pfitzner, USAF (Retired) Phone: 334-233-9852 Click to e-mail Col Kurt Pfitzner, USAF (Retired)

May 26 - 28, 2017

Enjoy music on the green for Memorial Day Weekend at The Town Green at Russell Crossroads May 26 & 27 and special festivities at SpringHouse on May 28. Bring your chairs and coolers and join your family and friends for a great weekend of music and fun.


Location: Russell Crossroads (GPS)

May 27 - 28, 2017

(Children's Harbor)

Art on the Lake, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend 2017, provides an opportunity for artists from all over the Southeast to showcase their art. Original work, including canvas, jewelry, pottery and sculpture are available for purchase with a portion of the sale benefitting Children’s Harbor.

Saturday, May 27, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday will include: Artists and their artwork and crafts will be available all day, lunch from one or more vendors and live entertainment.

Sunday, May 28, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday will include: Artists and their artwork and crafts will be available all day.


Location: Children's Harbor (GPS)
Contact: Vicki Tuggle Phone: 334-857-2021

JUNE 2017

June 3 - 10, 2017
National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW) - A national celebration of fishing and boating. Coinciding with most state's free fishing days, NFBW occurs each year during the first full week of June.

June 9, 2017

2 night event.  

Location: Strand Park (GPS)

June 10, 2017

Appreciation Day for Marinas.  

Location: Martin Lake (GPS)

JULY 2017

July 1 - 2, 2017

The Town Green at Russell Crossroads.

Location: Russell Crossroads (GPS)

July 4, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Boats decorated with flags with an Independence Day theme parade from Kowaliga Marina to Childrens Harbor. Judging takes place and awards are given for the most decorated boats in different categories.
Location: Kowaliga Beach (GPS)

July 4, 2017 (9:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Fireworks at dark in the Kowaliga Bay area of Lake Martin. This annual event is one of the best fireworks shows in the southeast.
Location: Lake Martin Amphitheater (GPS)


November 3 - 4, 2017

(Tallapoosa River)

Location: Lake Martin
Contact: John Thompson Phone: 334-399-3289 Click to e-mail John Thompson

November 5, 2017 (2:00 AM - 2:00 AM)
The clock is set back one hour at 2:00 AM (First Sunday in November). Remember to winterize your boat(s) If you will not be using them in the winter months. Remember to change smoke detector batteries.

November 23, 2017


December 25, 2017
Location: All Over The World


January 1, 2018
Location: All Over The World

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