Mondays: Smiths Station Military Chapter of MOAA meets weekly at Mike & Ed’s at 5 p.m. For more information leave a message at (334) 297-5581 or visit www.nonukesforiran.org.
Thursdays: Emergency Preparedness Forum meets weekly at The American Grill at the USA Outlet Center in Opelika at 6 p.m. Topics include food preparation, shelter, solar energy, gardening and where to find water. All are welcome at no charge. For more information, contact David (334) 524-8566 or Steve (334) 707-4492.
Jan. 13: A funny, but clean, comedy tour featuring Henry Cho and Jim Hope at the Event Center Downtown at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $20, tickets day of are $25. A limited number of tables of four available for $100. Call (334) 705-5466 for more information.
Jan. 14: Noted American folk musicians Bob and Rose Taunton of Tallassee start a six-week beginning dulcimer class at 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park’s Trade Center Museum in Loachapoka. The $15 fee includes an instruction book.
Jan. 15: The Auburn/Opelika Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet in the Eagle’s Nest Meeting Room in the back side of Monarch Estates in Auburn. Those with PD, their caregivers, family members and/or friends are invited and urged to attend. For more information contact Linda Drummond at (334) 444-2836.
Jan. 17: The 11th annual “Taste of East Alabama” at the Marriott at Grand National. Sample treats from a wide variety of businesses while listening to live entertainment (will begin playing at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children. All benefits benefit the Domestic Violence Intervention Center. For more information or to buy tickets, call (334) 749-9284.
Jan. 18: Tschaikowsky: St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra to perform at the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts. For more information call (334) 749-8105.
Jan. 20: “Winter Brewfest” with rhythm and brews featuring singer songwriters Grayson Capps, Brandon Jenkins and Will Kimbrough at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include three drink tickets, beer samples and a selection of over 40 beers, house wine or well drinks. Call (334) 705-5466 for more information.
Jan. 21: The Genealogical Society of East Alabama will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. at the Lewis Cooper Memorial Library, 200 S. 10th Street in Opelika. Local historian Albert Killian will present the program on the “History of Camp Opelika - Local WWII German POW facility.” Visitors are welcome.
Jan. 22 - Jan. 25: Dewain Phillips will be in revival at First Free Will Baptist Church, 103 19th Street on the Corner of 1st Avenue in Opelika, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor Eric Hilyer (334) 703-3333. All are welcome.
Jan. 24: The 10th annual “A Taste of Chocolate” sponsored by the Xi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa at Trinity United Methodist Church from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Proceeds to Beta Xi’s Scholarship Fund. Cost is $7 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased at the door or see any Beta Xi member. Contact Kay Spriggs at 745-5226.
Jan. 27: The “David Lee Show” with the 2004 world champion of “international images of the King.” Lee will perform his tribute to Elvis, suitable for all ages. Doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, day of tickets are $20.
Feb. 3, 10, 11: The 2012 Storybook Farm ‘Cowboy Roundup’ will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Advanced reservations only- $30 head wrangler and one cowboy, $5 additional cowboy and $10 for additional wrangler. For tickets, call (334) 444-5966 or go online to www.HopeOnHorseback.org
Feb. 3: All families of children with special needs are invited to Lakeview Baptist Church at 6 p.m. for a special evening: A nice dinner, free childcare and an encouraging word from Greg Lucas, author and parent of a son with special needs. Registration is limited. To find out more and to register go to: www.lakeviewatthewell.com