Landmark Park January, February, March 2018Matt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Dec 27 2017 9:48 AM
JANUARY 20 • BLUEBIRD WORKSHOP 10 a.m. Learn about bluebirds with expert Dr. Gary Manfready. Free with paid gate admission. Registration required. Call 334-794-3452 to register or visit www.landmarkparkdothan.com
JANUARY 22 • ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DINNER 6 p.m. Dinner for Dothan Landmarks Foundation members. Recap of 2017, new board members, and Volunteer of the Year and Heritage Award winners announced. Stokes Activity Barn. Advance tickets required. $15 per person. Meal prepared by the Blue Plate Restaurant. Call 334-794-3452 for tickets.
JANUARY 26 • PROJECT LEARNING TREE TRAINING 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. For classroom and homeschool teachers. $40 per person, includes curriculum materials. $10 lunch option. Call 334-794-3452 to register. Registration required.
JANUARY 27 • HUMMINGBIRD WORKSHOP 10 a.m. Learn about hummingbirds with expert Fred Basset. Free with paid gate admission. Registration required. Call 334-794-3452 to register or visit www.landmarkparkdothan.com
JANUARY 27 • SEED SWAP 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Ag Building. Hosted by Wiregrass Master Gardeners. Gardeners are encouraged to bring samples of their favorite seeds to exchange with others. The park is especially interested in obtaining heirloom seeds. Free with paid gate admission.
FEBRUARY 9-10 • QUILT RETREAT Friday 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Taught by Sherry Burkhalter. Theme this year is Bed Runners Galore. $65, includes supper Friday, lunch Saturday, drinks and snacks. Bring your sewing machine and supplies. Books and supplies available at Quilted Creations in Headland. Call Sherry at 334-790-9045 to register. Registration is required.
FEBRUARY 13-15 • VALENTINE’S PAST Come learn how Valentine’s Day was celebrated in years past with this new seasonal session! Students will learn the history and traditions of Valentine’s Day while touring our historic buildings on site. Students will have the opportunity to make old-fashioned valentines and valentine decorations. The program will wrap up with some hot chocolate and a sweet treat for the students! **Due to the hands on nature of this program, groups are limited to approximately 30 students per session. Cost: $10/student Program Length: 1.5 hours (9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Recommended age: PreK-5th. PREREGISTERED SCHOOL/HOMESCHOOL GROUPS ONLY! VISIT www.LANDMARKPARKDOTHAN.COM/EDUCATION TO REGISTER.
FEBRUARY 16 • ASTRONOMY NIGHT 6 p.m.-9 p.m. View stars and planets through telescopes and binoculars, plus a starry hayride, nightwalks, planetarium programs and snacks. Meets several requirements for the Astronomy Badge. Reservations required, call 334-794-3452. Admission is $4 for members, $5 for scouts and leaders in uniform and $7 for nonmembers. Free for ages 5 and under.
FEBRUARY 24-25 • FOLK WORKSHOP WEEKEND Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Choose from a variety of topics such as chair caning, hearth cooking, pottery, gourd painting and more. Schedule will be posted online late December and registration will open in January. Registration closes Feb. 19 at noon. Prices vary and will range from $20-$35.
FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 2 • DR. SEUSS WEEK Celebrate Dr. Seuss Week with Landmark Park! For this unique program, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the environment around them, taught through some of Dr. Seuss’ most popular books! Students can learn about the important role trees play in the forest with The Lorax, or about the farm animals that live at Landmark Park with the help of Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? Students can also learn about the importance of two of our farm animals, chickens and hogs, while reading Green Eggs and Ham. Programs will be offered both on-site at Landmark Park or as a traveling program. Each on-site program will include hands-on activities, a short hike, and story time in nature!
Each traveling program will include educational activities and story time. Select the topic you would like covered and whether you would like the program to take place at Landmark Park or in your classroom. We can customize the programs to meet your needs. Programs presented at Landmark Park can be combined with a field class, planetarium program, or mini-session. On-site programs are offered 9 a.m.-Noon and traveling programs are offered 1 p.m. –3 p.m. Cost: on-site: $8/student, traveling: $5/student + $0.54/mile, round trip Program Length: 1 hour. PREREGISTERED SCHOOL/HOMESCHOOL GROUPS ONLY! VISIT www.LANDMARKPARKDOTHAN.COM/EDUCATION TO REGISTER.
MARCH 6-8 AND 27-29 • LIVING HISTORY *Costumed Program!!* Give your students the experience of living and working on a Wiregrass Farmstead in the early 1900s. Students will get the opportunity to cook on the hearth, make butter, care for the farm animals, help in the garden and more! Costumed in period dress, students will be divided into small groups in order to participate at the different workstations. This half-day program will conclude with lunch (prepared by the students) at the Waddell House, traditional games, a hay ride, and an ice cream cone served from the Martin Drugstore. **Due to the hands on nature of this program, classes are limited to a maximum of 30 students and a minimum of 20 students. Cost: $20/student (includes lunch and an ice cream) Program Length: 4 hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) Recommended age: 3rd-6th. PREREGISTERED SCHOOL/HOMESCHOOL GROUPS ONLY! VISIT www.LANDMARKPARKDOTHAN.COM/EDUCATION TO REGISTER.
MARCH 17 • SPRING FARM DAY 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Turn back the clock 100 years and experience living history demonstrations of sheep shearing, blacksmithing, plowing with mules, basket weaving, quilting and other traditional springtime farm activities. Entertainment will include two stages of traditional music. Spring Farm Day is an official AL200 Event, celebrating Alabama’s Bicentennial. Adults $8; Seniors and Active Military $6; Kids $4; Members and children 2 and under free.
MARCH 19-APRIL 6 • SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE All activities free with paid gate admission.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 10 a.m.: Magic School Bus Movies shown in the Auditorium;
Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.: Eyewitness Science Movies shown in the Auditorium;
Monday-Friday at 3:30 p.m.: Planetarium Movie;
Monday-Friday at 2 p.m.: Guided Nature Hike
FIRST SATURDAYS • WIREGRASS WOODTURNERS 9:30 a.m. Open to the public. Free with paid gate admission. Ag Building.
FIRST SATURDAYS • LANDMARK DULCIMER CLUB 1 p.m. Must have a dulcimer. Classroom. Free with paid gate admission.
THIRD SUNDAYS • REPTILE FEEDING 4 p.m. Classroom. Free with paid gate admission.
ONGOING • PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT Landmark Park members and volunteers Larry and Patti Puckett will present a special photography exhibit in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. Photos by the Pucketts were taken at Landmark Park and across the state of Alabama. Free with paid gate admission.
ONGOING • GEM AND MINERAL EXHIBIT Members of the Gem and Mineral Club present an exhibit of stones, minerals, fossils and information in the Interpretive Center Lobby.