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LANDMARK PARK MEDIA PREVIEW FOR MAY, JUNE, JULY 2017

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: May 02 2017 6:08 PM


Sneak peak of upcoming events at Landmark Park. High resolution images available on request. For more information, contact Public Relations Director Laura V. Stakelum 334-794-3452 • laurav@landmarkparkdothan.com





MAY 6 • TOUCH A TRUCK 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids of all ages will have a chance to see approximately 50 big trucks up close and learn about their uses at the annual Touch A Truck event at Landmark Park. Along with the vehicles on display from local companies, representatives will be on site to teach kids about safety. Refreshments will be available. Admission to Touch A Truck is $7 for adults, $5 for kids and free for children 2 and under and for park members. Touch A Truck is sponsored by WDHN, The Joy 94.3 FM, Bedsole Ice Cream, Slingluff United Insurance, Holland Manufacturing, Coffman International and Houston County Farm City Committee. 





MAY 12-13 • NIGHT AT THE PARK Landmark Park invites you and your family to experience the Park in a unique way with our 6th annual Night at the Park event. This camping adventure for families features a night walk through the Park, s’mores, and of course camping in tents. Your adventure begins at 4:30 p.m. on May 12 and concludes at 8 a.m. on May 13.  The fee for the campout is $15 per person for members and $20 per person for nonmembers. A hamburger and hotdog dinner, s’mores and breakfast are included.  Families are responsible for drinks, tents, and sleeping bags.  Space for the campout is limited and is taken on a first come, first serve basis. Registration with payment is required to secure your spot and can be made by visiting www.landmarkparkdothan.com. Sponsored by Camping World.





MAY 13 • BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. (with a break for lunch) Demonstration by Danny Tye. 





MAY 14 • MOTHERS DAY ADMISSION SPECIAL Mothers who are accompanied by a child on May 14 will receive free admission to Landmark Park in honor of Mother’s Day. 





MEMORIAL DAY-LABOR DAY • BLUE STAR MUSEUM PARTICIPATION This free admission program is available to any active military member or family member who presents a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card.  Free gate admission to the park will be granted to the military ID holder and up to five family members during the stated time period. Sponsored by Army Aviation Federal Credit Union. 


JUNE-JULY • SUMMER CAMPS Weeklong day camps for kids. Visit www.landmarkparkdothan.com to register and for details of each camp. 



TUESDAYS IN JUNE •ANIMAL TALES 10 a.m. Storytelling program for preschool age kids. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Registration required. Call 334-794-3452 to regsiter. Free with paid gate admission. 



JUNE 15 • MUSIC BY MOONLIGHT: PONTIAC STOVE COMPANY 7:30 p.m. Free concert series under the stars. Bring your picnic and lawn chairs. No pets or alcohol, please. Sponsored by WOOF Radio and the Hogg and Gartlin Law Firm. 



JUNE 29 • MUSIC BY MOONLIGHT: TRI STATE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA 7:30 p.m. Free concert series under the stars. Bring your picnic and lawn chairs. No pets or alcohol, please. Sponsored by WOOF Radio and the Hogg and Gartlin Law Firm. 



JULY 13 • MUSIC BY MOONLIGHT: TROY DOTHAN COMMUNITY BAND 7:30 p.m. Free concert series under the stars. Bring your picnic and lawn chairs. No pets or alcohol, please. Sponsored by WOOF Radio and the Hogg and Gartlin Law Firm. 



JULY 7 • ANIMAL ADVENTURES: AMPHIBIANS 10 a.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Amphibians can be slimy and lay eggs, but they also have a lot of other interesting characteristics. Join our presenter as he talks about various amphibian species including frogs, salamanders, and one big amphiuma. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members). Registration required.  



JULY 14 • ANIMAL ADVENTURES: HOMING PIGEONS 10 a.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Homing pigeons are incredible birds which have an innate homing ability which allows them to return from incredible distances to their nesting area. These birds have been used throughout history in several ways, including army messengers and to deliver medical information. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members). Registration required.



JULY 21 • ANIMAL ADVENTURES: REPTILES 10 a.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Among the reptiles to be featured include the Eastern Indigo snake, the largest snake native to North America as well as several other reptiles native to the Wiregrass Region. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members). Registration required.  



JULY TBA: WATERMELON TASTING 10 a.m., Landmark Park will celebrate National Watermelon Month with a watermelon harvest and sampling.  



JULY 9 • HERITAGE FORUMS: Landmark Goes Digital 3 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Dr. Marty Ollliff and Dr. Bob Saunders will explain the Park’s new Smartphone Guided Tour. Registration required. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members). 



JULY 16 • HERITAGE FORUMS: SHOT IN ALABAMA: A HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE HEART OF DIXIE 1839-1941 3 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Presented by Frances Osborn Robb. Robb will recount this history of photography and photographers in the state and will summarize her new book, Shot in Alabama. Registration required. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members.)



JUNE 18 • FATHERS’ DAY ADMISSION SPECIAL Free admission for fathers when accompanied by their children age 18 and below.


 


JULY  23 • HERITAGE FORUMS: SOUTHSIDE: EUFAULA’S COTTON MILL VILLAGE AND ITS PEOPLE, 1890-1945 3 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Presented by David Alsobrook. Presentation based on Alsobrook’s book, Southside, will tell the stories of the working class residents and cotton textile mill owners who lived there. Registration required. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members.)



JULY 30 • HERITAGE FORUMS: PEN STROKES OF JUSTICE: JUDGE HORTON AND THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS 3 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Road Scholar Rebekah Davis. Davis will discuss the history of the Decatur judge who overturned the jury’s guilty verdict levied against Haywood Patterson, the first defendant of the Scottsboro Boys. Registration required. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). 



TUESDAYS-FRIDAYS • FARM ANIMAL FEEDING 4:15 p.m. Free with paid gate admission. Meet the farm animals. 



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. 



SECOND SUNDAYS • REPTILE FEEDING 4 p.m. Classroom. Free with paid gate admission. 





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