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Weather Forecast for Opelika

Overnight

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Areas of dense fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a steady temperature around 63. South wind around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Patchy dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 75. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 61. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 77.

Saturday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Monday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 48.

Tuesday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 61.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 49.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 64.

Opelika News and Events

Blind Date with a Book

Event dates: February 1, 2019 - February 28, 2019
Event Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
All month long go on a blind date with one of our specially marked books. Complete the slip inside the book and return it to be entered to win a date night prize pack for two! You may go on as many dates as you like. All slips must be returned inside the library by 6pm on February 28. Winner will be announced via Facebook Live video on March 1 at noon! (This program is for patrons 18 and older.)

Imagination Lab

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801

Code Club

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Maybe the next Zuckerberg sleeps in your house. Code Club at the Lewis Cooper Jr Memorial Library is going to teach your kids how to make website, apps, and games in a fun environment. Give them much needed exposure to STEM education and let them get ahead of the crowd. Not only could they become the next tech billionaire, but they'll learn valuable critical thinking skills at the same time. Bring your own laptop if you have one, but it is not required. (Ages 10 and up)

Ward 2 Academy Presents "Watch Me Lead Watch Me Make Change"

Event date: February 21, 2019
Event Time: 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:
214 Jeter Avenue
Opelika, AL 36804
Description:
Come join us as our Ward 2 after-school participants host a Black History Month Celebration with live performances, art showcase and more!

Pre-School Story Time

Event date: February 22, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Join us for an interactive and engaging preschool program that is sure to delight and entertain. The Monday and Friday programs are different, so feel free to come to one or both! (Ages 0-5)

Brick Builders Club

Event date: February 23, 2019
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
If you love creating with Lego bricks, then this is the place to be! Open to all ages, but geared towards school-aged children, your creativity will take the spotlight as you build whatever you can imagine. Lego bricks provided.

Walk-in Tech Help

Event date: February 23, 2019
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Have Tech Questions? Need to start an email account or get help with an online job application? Do you get a headache trying to download an eBook? We can help with that! Drop in every Saturday between 3pm and 4pm OR make an appointment for a time that works better with your schedule!

For more info or to book your appointment, call 334-705-5380 or email library@opelika-al.gov

Spring Soccer registration ends

Event date: February 25, 2019
Event Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location:
1001 Andrews Road
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
For more information please visit the Winter/Spring Park Bench Activity Guide.

Pre-School Story Time

Event date: February 25, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Join us for an interactive and engaging preschool program that is sure to delight and entertain! They won't even know they are learning! (Ages 0-5)

Board Game Hangout

Event date: February 25, 2019
Event Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
From Monopoly to Betrayal at the House on the Hill to Sushi Go, Monday is for board games. BYOB (thats Bring Your Own Board game) or play one of ours. Board Game Hangout is geared towards ages 16 and up.

Tuesdays at Two: Susan Webb

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Susan Webb: Thank you, Mr. Rosenwald: A Chapter from the History of Alabama Education and African-American Education in the South
Using photographs, documented interviews, historical artifacts, audience participation of authentic recitation lessons and tales of early American education, Americas Traveling Schoolmarm will transport you to the legacy of Julius Rosenwald and the schools he helped build in the back roads of Alabama. Julius Rosenwald, the early 20th-century president of Sears, Roebuck and Company, was a German-Jewish immigrant, philanthropist and trustee of Tuskegee Institute. From 1912 until 1932, his generous caring and compassion for the education of 663,615 African-American children helped blanket 15 Southern states with over 5,300 school buildings, 407 of which were built in Alabama. His collaborations and grassroots community efforts resulted in a program which constructed schoolhouses, teacher homes and industrial high schools across the South.

Planning Commission Work Session

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:
700 Fox Trail
Opelika, AL 36801

Planning Commission Meeting

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:
700 Fox Trail
Opelika, AL 36801

Bossy Pants Book Club

Event date: February 26, 2019
Event Time: 06:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
If you love spiky humor, quick wit and brutal honesty, this new book club is perfect for you! We meet at the Library on the fourth Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 P.M. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

January: Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
February: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
March: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
April: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Home School Coding

Event date: February 27, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Homeschool Coding at the Lewis Cooper Jr Memorial Library is going to teach your kids how to make website, apps, and games in a fun environment. Give them much needed exposure to STEM education and let them get ahead of the crowd. Note: This is the same program as our regular Code Club and Code Club Jr. but offered during the day and geared towards homeschooling families. (Ages 9 and up)

Code Club Jr.

Event date: February 27, 2019
Event Time: 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Maybe the next Zuckerberg sleeps in your house. Code Club at the Lewis Cooper Jr Memorial Library is going to teach your kids how to make website, apps, and games in a fun environment. Give them much needed exposure to STEM education and let them get ahead of the crowd. Not only could they become the next tech billionaire, but they'll learn valuable critical thinking skills at the same time. Bring your own laptop if you have one, but it is not required. (Ages 8-9)

Imagination Lab

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801

Code Club

Event date: February 28, 2019
Event Time: 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Maybe the next Zuckerberg sleeps in your house. Code Club at the Lewis Cooper Jr Memorial Library is going to teach your kids how to make website, apps, and games in a fun environment. Give them much needed exposure to STEM education and let them get ahead of the crowd. Not only could they become the next tech billionaire, but they'll learn valuable critical thinking skills at the same time. Bring your own laptop if you have one, but it is not required. (Ages 10 and up)

Pre-School Story Time

Event date: March 1, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Join us for an interactive and engaging preschool program that is sure to delight and entertain. The Monday and Friday programs are different, so feel free to come to one or both! (Ages 0-5)

Cleanup and Environmental Fair - Pepperell Branch Watershed Partnership

Event date: March 2, 2019
Event Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:
2808 3rd Avenue
Opelika, AL 36804
Description:
To register, call the Lee County Extension Office at 334-749-3353 or sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B44AEA82DA1FD0-march.

Brick Builders Club

Event date: March 2, 2019
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
If you love creating with Lego bricks, then this is the place to be! Open to all ages, but geared towards school-aged children, your creativity will take the spotlight as you build whatever you can imagine. Lego bricks provided.

Walk-in Tech Help

Event date: March 2, 2019
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Have Tech Questions? Need to start an email account or get help with an online job application? Do you get a headache trying to download an eBook? We can help with that! Drop in every Saturday between 3pm and 4pm OR make an appointment for a time that works better with your schedule!

For more info or to book your appointment, call 334-705-5380 or email library@opelika-al.gov

Smartypants Book Club

Event date: March 3, 2019
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
This book club is for people looking to read thoughtful and intelligent stories. Each meeting will cover a theme, not a certain title. We will provide suggested new-release titles for each theme, but feel free to bring your own addition! Each meeting will have engaging and thought-provoking discussion and snacks will be provided. Monthly themes are below:
January: Good Eats
February: Black History is American History
March: Amazing Women, Amazing Stories
April: Dark Side of History

Little Tykes Soccer registration begins

Event date: March 4, 2019
Event Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location:
1001 Andrews Road
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
For more information please visit the Winter/Spring Park Bench Activity Guide.

Pre-School Story Time

Event date: March 4, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Join us for an interactive and engaging preschool program that is sure to delight and entertain! They won't even know they are learning! (Ages 0-5)

Crochet Club

Event date: March 4, 2019
Event Time: 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
No experience required! Have you always wanted to learn to create beauty from almost nothing? Come learn to crochet or knit and engage in a fun-loving community. The library has some supplies on hand for beginners but cannot guarantee their availability.

Board Game Hangout

Event date: March 4, 2019
Event Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
From Monopoly to Betrayal at the House on the Hill to Sushi Go, Monday is for board games. BYOB (thats Bring Your Own Board game) or play one of ours. Board Game Hangout is geared towards ages 16 and up.

City Council Meeting

Event date: March 5, 2019
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:
City Hall - Council Chambers
204 S 7th Street
Opelika, AL 36803
Description:
Citizens are invited to voice their opinions at each council meeting. The only rule is that you must give your name and address, and you are limited to 5 minutes or less.

Track registration ends

Event date: March 6, 2019
Event Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location:
1001 Andrews Road
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
For more information please visit the Winter/Spring Park Bench Activity Guide.

Home School Coding

Event date: March 6, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Homeschool Coding at the Lewis Cooper Jr Memorial Library is going to teach your kids how to make website, apps, and games in a fun environment. Give them much needed exposure to STEM education and let them get ahead of the crowd. Note: This is the same program as our regular Code Club and Code Club Jr. but offered during the day and geared towards homeschooling families. (Ages 9 and up)

Code Club Jr.

Event date: March 6, 2019
Event Time: 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Maybe the next Zuckerberg sleeps in your house. Code Club at the Lewis Cooper Jr Memorial Library is going to teach your kids how to make website, apps, and games in a fun environment. Give them much needed exposure to STEM education and let them get ahead of the crowd. Not only could they become the next tech billionaire, but they'll learn valuable critical thinking skills at the same time. Bring your own laptop if you have one, but it is not required. (Ages 8-9)

Imagination Lab

Event date: March 7, 2019
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801

Code Club

Event date: March 7, 2019
Event Time: 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Description:
Maybe the next Zuckerberg sleeps in your house. Code Club at the Lewis Cooper Jr Memorial Library is going to teach your kids how to make website, apps, and games in a fun environment. Give them much needed exposure to STEM education and let them get ahead of the crowd. Not only could they become the next tech billionaire, but they'll learn valuable critical thinking skills at the same time. Bring your own laptop if you have one, but it is not required. (Ages 10 and up)