Wiregrass Woodturners Demo

The club meets at Landmark Park in the Alabama Agricultural Building on the first Saturday of each month. These meetings are open to the public and a woodturning demonstration will be held at each meeting. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for kids and free for park members and members of the Wiregrass Woodturners.

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Quilt Retreat Day 1

Landmark Park’s annual Quilt Retreat, led by Sherry Burkhalter, will be held on February 8 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and February 9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Ag Building. Cost for the retreat is $75 and includes supper Friday, lunch Saturday, drinks and snacks.  Advance registration and payment is required.

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Quilt Retreat Day 2

Landmark Park’s annual Quilt Retreat, led by Sherry Burkhalter, will be held on February 8 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and February 9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Ag Building. Cost for the retreat is $75 and includes supper Friday, lunch Saturday, drinks and snacks.  Advance registration and payment is required.

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Hummingbird Workshop

On January 19, Fred Basset will present the popular program on Hummingbirds. Bassett is a licensed bird bander specializing in the banding of hummingbirds and is the president of Hummingbird Research. This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of hummingbirds and neo-tropical migrants. Fred Bassett is known throughout the southeast for his work with the “jewels of the air.” He will share his extensive knowledge of this little bird along with facts about nesting habits, food and caring for the feeders as well as its migration pattern. Click here to register online.

Bluebird Workshop

Dr. Gary Manfready will be back to conduct the Bluebird Workshop on January 12 featuring new and updated information based on the recent findings regarding bluebird populations in recent years. Dr. Manfready is a member of the North American Bluebird Society and has contributed two articles for publication in their quarterly journal. He currently maintains four bluebird trails in Houston and Dale County including the one at Landmark Park and has a total of 75 boxes. His main focus is on population numbers and successful fledgling numbers in diverse environmental habitats. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Click here to register online.

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Folk Arts Workshop Weekend

Landmark Park is excited to announce the return of our Folk Workshop Weekend on February 16 and 17. This workshop weekend introduces participants to a variety of folk crafts and skills, as well as outdoor hobbies and activities. There will be two sessions offered on Saturday, 9 a.m.- noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m., and one session on Sunday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Registration will close on February 8. Participants may sign up for individual sessions.

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Annual Membership Dinner

Landmark Park is celebrating 42 years in 2019! Join us for our 42nd annual Membership Dinner on January 28 in the Stokes Activity Barn. Over 1400 families are members of Landmark Park and each one has a say in the governance of the organization. We will enjoy a meal prepared by the Blue Plate Restaurant and after the meal you will have a chance to learn about what lies ahead for the park in 2019. We will recognize the winners of the 2019 Heritage Award and Volunteer Service Award. Also during the evening, Landmark Park will hold an election of new board members and we will announce the officers who will lead our organization in the upcoming year. Advance tickets required, call 334-794-3452 for tickets. $15 per person.

 

 

Seed Swap

On Saturday January 26, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. the Wiregrass Master Gardeners will host a Seed Swap in the Ag Building. Similar to a potluck dinner, gardeners are encouraged to bring samples of their favorite heirloom seeds to exchange with others. Admission is free with paid gate fee ($4 for adults, $3 for kids and free for members). A small portion of seeds distributed will be placed in our Seed Bank for future generations.