Landmark Park

2014 Public Programs and Events

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January

11 Folk and Outdoor Workshop Weekend
The weekend will include two sessions on Saturday and one session on Sunday. Participants will be able to choose a different topic of interest for each session. Each session will last up to 3 hours and a hands-on element will be included. Sessions include first aid, ATV training, sewing and more. Weekend prices for 3 workshops and lunch on Saturday.: members-$40; nonmembers-$50. Saturday only price for 2 workshops and lunch: members-$30; nonmembers-$40. Sunday only price: members-$20; nonmembers-$30. This includes 1 workshop. Registration is required and can be made by calling the park office, or Click for registration form
   
18 Bluebird Workshop · 10 a.m.
Troy University Dothan professor, Dr. Gary Manfready, will conduct the Bluebird Workshop at 10 a.m. in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. Manfready is a member of the North American Bluebird Society and he currently maintains four bluebird trails in Houston and Dale counties, including the one at Landmark Park, with a total of 75 boxes. His main focus is on population numbers and successful fledgling numbers in diverse environmental habitats. This workshop is free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members).
   
25 Seed Swap
In celebration of National Seed Swap Day, Landmark Park and the Wiregrass Master Gardeners will hold the 3rd Annual Seed Swap from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.The seed swap will take place in the park’s Stokes Activity Barn. Demonstrations, booths and representatives from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be on hand as well. Visitors are encouraged to bring seeds of their favorite vegetables or flowers to exchange and share with others. Even visitors who don’t have seeds to share are encouraged to participate and are sure to leave with seeds to try. Landmark Park is especially interested in obtaining heirloom (open pollinated) seeds from area families that have been passed down for generations. A small “toll” or percentage of seeds brought to the seed swap will be placed in the park’s Seed Bank, a permanent repository for local seed that will be kept for future generation and to help preserve our agricultural heritage. The Seed Bank is a cooperative project of Landmark Park and the Wiregrass Master Gardeners. Admission to the seed swap is free with paid gate admission to the park. For more information, contact the park office at 334-794-3452. Click for registration form
   
25 Hummingbird Workshop
Fred Bassett will hold a Hummingbird Workshop at 10 a.m. in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. Bassett is a licensed bird bander and is a member of the Hummer/Bird Study Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of hummingbirds. Bassett is known throughout the southeast for his work. He will share his extensive knowledge of hummingbirds with facts about nesting habits, food and caring for the feeders, and migration patterns. This workshop is free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members).
   
31 Deadline: Photography Contest
Landmark Park will hold the second annual Landmark Park Photography Contest in 2014. Photos must have been taken at Landmark Park in the last year. Participants can enter photos in 6 different categories with a maximum of two photos per person per category. Photos submitted must be either 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 and must be mounted on foamcore. Duplicate pictures in more than one category, matting and frames will not be accepted. Photos will be judged on creativeness, emotional impact, originality, simplicity and overall composition in the following categories; Juvenile Division (ages 15 and younger), People, Animals, Floral, Scenic and Special Events. The cost per entry is $3 per photo. Winners and other photos will be on display in the Interpretive Center lobby starting March 3rd. Landmark Park will retain rights to photos for one year and reserve the right to use them for promotional purposes. Click for registration form

February

10 & 17 Spring Break Camp Registration
Join Landmark Park during the week of March 24-28 for half day camps for kids ages 4-11. Space is limited and registration is required. Members may register beginning February 10; general public, February 17. Registration fee is $15 for members and $20 for the general public. Call 334-794-3452 or email dpeters@landmarkpark.com to register. Click for registration form and schedule
   
28 Astronomy Night
Stargazing from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Astronomy Night is an exciting and informative program that gives visitors a view of several stars, Jupiter and 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 star stories by the campfire. 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 are required. Admission is $2 for members, $3 for scouts and their leaders in uniform and $5 for nonmembers and free for children 5 and under. Call 334-794-3452 to reserve your spot. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are welcome. Astronomy Night meets several requirements for the Astronomy Badge.

March

15 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 draft animals, basket weaving, quilting and other traditional spring farm activities. Plus, the “Old Time Fiddlers Convention.” Adults, $8; senior citizens and active military, $6; children, $4; members, free. Click for details
   
24-28 Spring Break Camps
Half day camps for kids ages 4-11. Space is limited and registration is required. Members may register beginning February 10; general public, February 17. Registration fee is $15 for members and $20 for the general public. Call 334-794-3452 or email dpeters@landmarkpark.com to register. Click for registration form and schedule
   
24-28 Spring Family Days
2:30 p.m. Family programs on a variety of topics. Free with paid gate admission. Call 334-794-3452 or email dpeters@landmarkpark.com for details. Click for schedule
   

3

Photography Contest Exhibit
Exhibit of the Landmark Park and the Southeast Alabama Photography and Adventure Club Photography Contest. All photos on display were taken at Landmark Park in the last year and fit into five categories; Juvenile Division (ages 15 and younger), Farm Animals / Wildlife, Floral, People and Scenic / Architecture. Interpretive Center Lobby. Free with paid gate admission.

April

5 Spirit of Service Day • 8 a.m-noon
Help with a variety of projects around the park and then enjoy lunch at noon. Call 334-794-3452 to register. Free.
   
20 Easter Sunrise Service
Hosted by the Dothan Ministerial Union at 6 a.m. Nondenominational Easter service on the Gazebo lawn. Free admission. Park gates will close immediately after the service and will reopen for regular park hours. Bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, servie will be held inside the Headland Presbyterian Church.
   
14, 21 Summer Camp Registration
Weeklong day camps for kids. Camps run in June and July for ages 4-11. Registration is required and opens to members on April 14; general public April 21. Click for schedule

May

3 Touch A Truck · 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Kids will have a chance to touch and learn about big trucks. Admission is $5 per child, $7 per adult and free for park members. Sponsored by The Joy 94.3 FM. Birthday Party packages and advance family passes available. Call 334-794-3452 to order advance tickets or schedule a birthday party. Click for details
   
11 Mothers Day Admission Special
Mothers receive free admission when accompanied by a child, ages 18 and younger.

June

Varies

Summer Camps
Weeklong camps for kids. Registration required. Click for schedule

   
8 Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
It’s a summertime treat for the whole family as we observe National Dairy Month. Activities
include free ice cream (while supplies last), butter churning, ice cream making and more. Adults, $5; children,$3; members, free.
   
10, 17, 24 Animal Tales
Professional storyteller Susan Broland will be telling traditional animal tales from around the world at 10 a.m. These sessions will take place in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. Registration is required. Animal Tales are free with paid gate admission: $4 for adults, $3 for kids and free for park members.
   
12, 26 Music By Moonlight
Free concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the Gazebo Lawn. Bring your picnic and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars. June 12: Troy Dothan Community Band; June 26: 98th Army Band
   
13, 20, 27 Animal Adventures
One-hour educational program which provides a unique opportunity to learn about our natural world. Children ages 5 and older are encouraged to come with their youth groups and families to see first hand the wonder of many native animals. Animal Adventure programs begin at 10 a.m. in the park’s Interpretive Center. A noon session may be available if the 10 a.m. session fills. Free with paid admission to the park. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children, and free for members. Registration is required. Call 334-794-3452. June 13: Great Gators; June 20: Alabama Birds; June 27: Homing Pigeons.
   
15 Fathers Day Admission Special
Fathers receive free admission when accompanied by a child, ages 18 and younger.
   
29 Honey Extraction Workshop (Tentative)
Presented by the Wiregrass Beekeepers and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. The workshop is open to the public and free with paid gate admission. Guests will have a chance to watch as honey from the 11 hives at Landmark Park is uncapped by hand, extracted from the comb and bottled. Honey will be on sale at the event and at Landmark Park while supplies last.

July

Varies

Summer Camps
Weeklong camps for kids ages 4 to 11.Registration required. Click for schedule

   
11, 18, 25 Animal Adventures
One-hour educational program which provides a unique opportunity to learn about our natural world. Children ages 5 and older are encouraged to come with their youth groups and families to see first hand the wonder of many native animals. Animal Adventure programs begin at 10 a.m. in the park’s Interpretive Center. A noon session may be available if the 10 a.m. session fills. Free with paid admission to the park. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children, and free for members. Registration is required. Call 334-794-3452. July 11: Amphibians 101; July 18: Slithering Snakes; July 25: Fishes of Alabama
   
10 Music By Moonlight
Free concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the Gazebo Lawn. Bring your picnic and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars. Troy Dothan Community Band.
   

13, 20, 27

Heritage Forums · 3 p.m.
Annual series featuring guest speakers who will present programs about state or local history.  Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with park admission. Reservations requested. Call 334-794-3452 to register. July 13: The Civil War in South Central and southeastern Alabama; July 20: Please Pass The Folklore: Family and Community Traditions in The kitchen and around The Dinner Table; July 27: Emigration To Liberia from The Chattahoochee Valley

   

26

Watermelon Tasting
10 a.m. Landmark Park will have a Watermelon Harvest and Sampling of the varieties grown at the park, including Moon and Stars, Black Diamond, Charleston Gray, Crimson Sweet and Jubilee. The Watermelon sampling is free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members).

August

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Science on Saturdays
Each Saturday in the month of August at 10 a.m. we will be presenting fun and educational family programs for the general public. These programs will be presented in the auditorium of the Interpretive Center and are free for park members. Admission to the general public is $4 for adults and $3 for kids. Space is limited so please call 334-794-3452 for reservations.Aug 2: Backyard Poultry; Aug 9: Dog Training Basics, Aug 16: Beginning Bird Watching; Aug 23: Middle School Robotics; Aug 30: Geology 101.

September

18

Low Country Boil
Annual fundraiser featuring a meal of shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and onions simmered in a 60 gallon kettle and served out of wheelbarrows. Live music. Casual dress, wagon rides, kids welcome. Silent auction. Advance tickets required, tokes Activity Barn. Call 334-794-3452 to purchase tickets

   
27 Syrup Making Workshop
The Alabama Syrup-Maker’s Association will be sponsoring a syrup making workshop September 27 at 8 a.m. at Landmark Park in Dothan, Alabama. Anyone that is interested in making old fashion cane syrup is encouraged to attend. Each segment will be covered with hands-on experience from stripping the cane, cutting the cane, squeezing the cane, filtering the cane juice, cooking the cane juice, and bottling the syrup. Lunch will be provided at no expense to the attendee. Each person will receive a bottle of cane syrup for their labor of love. The fee to attend is $25 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. To register please call President Earl Stokes at 334-494-3037 or Vice President Thomas Moore at 334-806-6769.

October

4 Wiregrass Antique and Collector Car Show · 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Visit one of the largest car shows in the Wiregrass Region with approximately 200 cars on display, ranging in age from "T" models to custom classics. Adults, $5; children, $3; members, free. Hosted by the Wiregrass Antique and Collector Car Club.Click for details
   
24-25 Landmark Park Quilt Show
Over 100 antique and modern quilts on display in the Stokes Activity Barn. Juried show and exhibit, with sewing related vendors. Held in conjunction with Wiregrass Heritage Festival. Click for details
   
25 Wiregrass Heritage Festival
Learn how peanuts were harvested in the Wiregrass Region a half-century ago. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of cane grinding, syrup making, butter churning, basket weaving, soap making, and other traditional farm activities. Also, plenty of music and a wide variety of antique gas and steam engines will be on display. Adults, $8; senior citizens, $6; children, $4; members, free.Click for details

November

 

Retired Military Appreciation Month
In appreciation for our military’s service to our country and our community, retired military who join Landmark Park during the month of November will receive $10 off any membership level. A similar program will take place in May to honor active military.

Retired military and their families are invited to visit Landmark Park on Veteran' Day and receive free admission.

The second Saturday in November will feature free ice cream from the Martin Drugstore for retired military and their families

Reitred Military and their families are invited to a free Digitarium Planetarium Program on the third Saturday in November (show times are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

December

14 Victorian Christmas · 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Warm up to some holiday hospitality during an afternoon centered on the pleasures of Christmas’ past. Visitors are invited to sample turn-of-the-century desserts and sip hot chocolate or mulled cider while children try their hand at making traditional Christmas decorations. A circuit-riding preacher will arrive on horseback to deliver a Christmas message at the church. Arts and crafts, holiday music, wagon rides and more. Free admission, visitors are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank. Click for Arts and Crafts application

 

 

Hwy 431 North · Dothan, AL · 334-794-3452