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The Weekend: June 19-20, 2021

What's happening in the Tennessee Valley this weekend?

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — There's lots going on in Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley this weekend. Take a look!

Juneteenth

Juneteenth, the day celebrating the end of slavery in America, is on June 19. It became a federal holiday when President Joe Biden signed the bill proposing it.

RELATED: Juneteenth celebrations in Huntsville and across North Alabama

Pet Adoption Specials

Looking for a new furry best friend? Both Huntsville Animal Service and Decatur Animal Services have adoption specials this weekend because their facilities are bursting at the seams.

RELATED: Huntsville Animal Services offering reduced adoption fees to help clear the kennels

RELATED: Decatur Animal Services waives adoption fees on Saturday, June 19

The Longest Day fundraiser for Alzheimer's research

Love hockey and helping people? Join The Longest Game on the Longest Day and help raise money for Alzheimer's research. Hockey players will be on the ice from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., and every goal scored means a donation.

Be a part of the longest hockey game ever in Alabama (and maybe the South)! 

Huntsville, Alabama has a great hockey community with deep roots, so we're excited to bring this unique concept to the Rocket City. Taking place on the longest day of the year, The Longest Game will feature 8 to 12 hours of hockey to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

Each goal that is scored will raise money for a good cause. Adding to the fun are special "Power Play" twists - allowing donors to select from a menu of advantages or disadvantages to apply to a team or individual players. 

Register here: https://forms.gle/79N9ajKDzmvZUpAHA

  • Players will be assigned to either the Purple team or the White team. 
  • The number of players on each team depends on the number of registrants.
  • Players can play as much of the game as they want.

Have an event that you'd like us to share? Text it to (256)382-2692 and if we can, we'll tell the Tennessee Valley about it.