All Blog Posts Tagged 'Opelika' (36)

Newk's location to open in Opelika

Newk’s Eatery, located in the Tigertown Shopping Center at 2664 Enterprise Drive, will be bringing its fast casual dining concept to Opelika on Monday, March 24.

General Manager, Randy Griffin, said he believes the location will be great to serve both students and families in the community and surrounding…

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Added by Caleigh Lentz on March 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Let's Go On The Tracks

The 18th biannual On The Tracks food and wine event is April 11. Do you have your ticket yet?



On The Tracks has become a fun event for those 21 and older in the Auburn/Opelika area. The Opelika Main Street organization's director, Pam Powers-Smith has hosts the event and makes sure hundreds of people who flock to downtown Opelika are having a good time.



"On The Tracks is a favorite event for many in the area because of the fun, relaxed atmosphere throughout downtown,"…

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Added by Elizabeth Warren on March 7, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Adventures in Alabama

After Spring Break, there is always the lingering reminder of the adventures you could have had. Maybe you will see the pictures of your friend water skiing off the picturesque coast of Cancun or lounging on the beach by the Emerald Coast.

Or beginning on March 8, your Instagram will be full of snaps like your old lab partner’s idyllic view from a cabin in the mountains, or an insane video of your neighbor tackling a black diamond ski course.

Adventure can be found everywhere,…

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Added by Rachel Marie Pipan on February 24, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Brews + Bites: The Overall Company hosts February Beer Tasting

Opelika’s very own Overall Company southern coffee shop and restaurant will hold a beer tasting on Friday, Feb. 28 beginning at 7 p.m. It is an upstairs event co-hosted and with food pairings by Hot Damn Jelly Co., a local company specializing in homemade jellies and jams.

The beer tasting will feature…

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Added by Chandler Taylor on February 20, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Cottonseed Live presents The Lone Bellow

On Saturday, Feb. 22, Brooklyn-based band, The Lone Bellow will preform in its only southeastern show until May at the Lebanon Art District in Opelika. As part of the Cottonseed Live concert series, The Lone Bellow will play with special guests Jen Coates, and the Hedgerow Folk.

Richard Patton is a…

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Added by Ann Howser on February 14, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

A Different Kind of Friday Night

Sometimes doing the “same ole, same ole” every Friday night get’s extremely boring. Whether it’s frequenting the same watering hole or restaurant after each week, it can get mundane and old real quick. Opelika has a cure for that boredom; it’s called First Fridays.

Every first Friday of every month the Opelika Main…

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Added by Elizabeth Warren on February 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Well-known Restaurants Making Their Way to the Auburn/Opelika Area

If you grew up in the Southeast, the restaurants Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe and Newk’s Eatery should all ring a bell. These three well-known franchises are opening new locations in Auburn and Opelika and provide different types of food for all locals to enjoy. 

Jim ‘N Nicks is the first…

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Added by Erin Duff on February 12, 2014 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Well-known Restaurants Making Their Way to the Auburn/Opelika Area

If you grew up in the Southeast, the restaurants Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe and Newk’s Eatery should all ring a bell. These three well-known franchises are opening new locations in Auburn and Opelika and provide different types of food for all locals to enjoy. 

Jim ‘N Nicks is the first…

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Added by Erin Duff on February 12, 2014 at 5:20pm — No Comments

City of Opelika hosts several Valentine’s Day dances

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, many people are still trying to make plans and decide on how they want to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

 

Why not spend the night out dancing? Opelika Parks and Recreation is hosting three Valentine’s dances this week for people of all ages. Laura Leigh Chesser, public relations coordinator for Opelika Parks and Recreation, said they are happy to be able to provide something fun for the entire community.…

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Added by Mary Beth Sellers on February 10, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

Jazz up your week on Tuesdays

Every Tuesday night Eighth & Rail in downtown Opelika, Ala., presents the Jane Drake Quartet. From 7 to 10 p.m. jazz fills the air. No entry fee required.



“The atmosphere is cozy and inviting,” Eighth & Rail owner Mike Patterson said, while motioning to velvet couches and candlelit tables.



Eighth & Rail is known for its sushi menu and live entertainment. Guests are welcome to…

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Added by Kelsey Woodworth on February 7, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Volunteers provide creative outlet for special needs teens and young adults

The gift of self-expression is one we often take for granted.

Expressions of a Brave Heart gives this gift to teens and young adults with moderate to severe disabilities. Every other Monday, a group of student volunteers and young people ages 11 to 21 with special needs meet at the Opelika Sportsplex for classes in art, dance and music.

"The volunteers are just people who have a heart for service," says Angie Colvin Burque, associate clinical…

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Added by Lillian Virginia Parker on November 4, 2013 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors will bring ‘Good Light’ to Opelika

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors will perform at Opelika’s Cultural Arts Center of East Alabama Thursday, Oct. 24 as part of the concert series Cottonseed Live.

This show is the next stop on Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors’s headlining tour in support of their sixth and most recent album release…

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Added by Allie Heckel on October 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Floating Pumpkin Patch

The Opelika SportsPlex pool turns into a floating pumpkin patch Friday, October 25.  Mandy Johnson, aquatics director at the Opelika SportsPlex Center, hosts “The Great Pumpkin Splash” from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. for children ages 6-12. Admission is $3.

This is Johnson’s first year hosting…

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Added by Katie Esters on October 22, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Dogs dress in their best this ‘Howl-O-Ween’ for charity

Opelika Main Street’s dog parade allows four-legged ghosts and goblins to enjoy Halloween by participating in a costume contest, a pet parade, and have the opportunity to trick-or-treat around shops in downtown. On Monday, Oct. 28, certain shops downtown Opelika will open its doors to raise money for a local no-kill animal shelter, Rescue K911. Registration and Trick-or Treat begins at 5 p.m. The pet parade begins at 6:30p.m. with the award ceremony following.…

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Added by Hannah Crane on October 21, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Uncork your creativity at Opelika’s new paint studio

At Opelika’s newest paint studio, guests are encouraged to enjoy their favorite beverages during class, but be sure to follow the company’s slogan and “Don’t Drink the Paint Water.” Opened by Sarah and Vincent Canivez, Spirited Art opened Oct. 7 and will have its ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Oct. 17.…

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Added by Claire Fisher on October 16, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Local spooky places to visit this Halloween

October is the perfect month to get out an explore some of the most haunted places in town. The Auburn…
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Added by Amanda Collier on October 15, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Opelika mini golf makes changes under new ownership

With an array of challenging holes that take the player to major landmarks in the United States, from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty, Scutter Putter’s Mini Golf is now open for business in Opelika. 

Lighting up the course with black lights was the idea of Scutter Putter’s new owner Doug Long. 

 

“The business has been here for quite some time, but a lot of things have changed since new ownership took over in June,” said manager Randy Tilley. “There is a lot…

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Added by Addison Pike on October 11, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

10 things you can still do while the government is shut down

The Federal Government is shut down, now what? Below are a list of things still open for business in the Auburn-Opelika area, even though the government is taking a … um… break.

 

1. Take a hike

All National Parks have been closed around the country, but don’t worry because Lee County is home to several county and state parks that are still open like Chewacla State Park, Town Creek Park and Heritage Park. If you do not feel like breaking a sweat, Kiesel Park offers an…

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Added by Hannah Crane on October 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Downtown Opelika offers food, wine and music at ‘On the Tracks’

Started by Pam Powers-Smith and Richard Patton, the 16th Biannual On the Tracks Food and Wine Event will be held on Friday, Oct. 18 in Downtown Opelika from 6 to 11 p.m. The event is hosted by Opelika Main Street. …

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Added by Claire Fisher on October 2, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Lee County Fair kicks off a week of festivities for the family

 

The smell of cotton candy and funnel cakes, view of the town from the top of the Ferris wheel and thrill of the amusement park rides is on its way to Lee County.

 

 

 

From Oct. 1-5, the Lee County Fair is taking over the fairgrounds, and whether it’s the Ferris wheel, 4-H…

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Added by Alissa Best on October 2, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

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