Events Articles

Local Memorial Day events set

Members of the Opelika Fire Department are pictured during last year’s Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony in Opelika. Purple Heart recipient to speak at Opelika Memorial Day Service CONTRIBUTED TO THE OBSERVER OPELIKA — The City of Opelika will host a Memorial Day...

Illustrator James Dean brings ‘Pete the Cat’ to Opelika

James Dean, creator and illustrator of the beloved children’s book character, Pete the Cat, visited Opelika recently. Dean spoke and signed books at the Opelika Public Library on May 14, and on May 15 he was a special guest speaker at Carver Primary School. He...

Music will fill the air in Opelika this weekend

CONTRIBUTED TO THE OBSERVER OPELIKA — The Opelika Songwriters Festival kicks off this Friday evening, offering a weekend full of music and fun. The annual event attracts die-hard music lovers from around the Southeast, who come to see more than 30 singer-songwriters...

Stamp Out Hunger: Letter carriers to collect for food bank

Leave canned goods by your mailbox for pick up on May 11 CONTRIBUTED TO THE OBSERVER LEE COUNTY — The Food Bank of East Alabama is asking for the community’s support on May 11 by participating in Stamp Out Hunger, the largest single-day food drive in the country...