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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Victorian Christmas

Join Landmark Park on December 8 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. for this year’s Victorian Christmas. Sip hot apple cider or hot chocolate while listening to Christmas carols and visiting with Santa. Enjoy old fashioned desserts, arts and crafts, music, wagon rides and handmade decorations. A circuit riding preacher will deliver a holiday message. Admission is free and visitors are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for donation to the Food Bank.

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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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Astronomy Night

Join Landmark Park for an evening of stargazing on February 1 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Astronomy Night is an exciting and informative program that gives visitors a view of several stars and planets as well as the Orion nebula through telescopes and binoculars on the Gazebo lawn. Staff members will help point out winter constellations and visitors will even get the chance to experience a “starry” hayride and campfire. Nightwalks will take place on the boardwalk. Warm up in the Interpretive Center after stargazing and enjoy snacks and a program in the planetarium where you will get the chance to learn more about the night sky. Planetarium programs are not recommended for children under 5. Space for the event is limited. Reservations and prepayment are required. Admission is $5 for members, $6 for scouts and their leaders in uniform and $8 for nonmembers and free for children 5 and under. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are welcome. Astronomy Night meets several requirements for the Astronomy Badge. Click here to register and pay.

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.