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Landmark Park Media Preview for July, August 2017 ………..

Sneak peak of upcoming events at Landmark Park in Dothan, Alabama.

 laurav@landmarkparkdothan.com

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.

JULY • SUMMER CAMPS Weeklong day camps for kids. Visit www.landmarkparkdothan.com to register and for details of each camp. Camps are for students in grades K-8th.

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

JUNE 27 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: ROCKS & MINERALS Rocks and Minerals shatters the stone’s reputation for “rock solid” permanence. Discover how rocks keep a constantly changing record of our planet’s fascinating history, and see how minerals are at the very core of our civilization. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

JUNE 29 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS BLOWS ITS TOP Ms. Frizzle’s class is having a hard time putting together a giant globe of the world. A piece is missing …an island so new it hasn’t been discovered yet! And the Fritz knows where to find it. Before they know it, the kids are beneath the ocean’s surface, exploring an underwater volcano. Join the class as they learn about volcanoes. It’s an explosive field trip you won’t want to miss! 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

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 David K. Hogg LLC.

JUNE 30 • ANIMAL ADVENTURES: DOG TRAINING BASICS Our four legged furry friends will be the star of this program as local canine specialist Renee Jones-Lewis, along with her canine teaching assistant, show visitors the correct way to interact with dogs. Park visitors will learn training tips they can easily take home and use with their own family pets. 10 a.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission. Registration required. Call 334-794-3452 to register.

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

JULY 4 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: FLIGHT Flight combines the story of manned flight with the celebration of nature’s great fliers, from birds to insects. Discover how human designers borrow ideas from the natural world to build today’s sophisticated machines. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

JULY 6 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: TAKING FLIGHT Join Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus gang for some higher learning in this high flying adventure. The class learns how a plane gets up in the air, stays up, and is steered. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

JULY 7 • ANIMAL ADVENTURES: AMPHIBIANS 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. 10 a.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission. Registration required. Call 334-794-3452 to register.

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 11 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: BIRDS Soar through the sky and around the world in this exciting journey from the bird’s distant dinosaur past to its present astonishing variety. Look close-up at the staggering range of sizes, shapes, and habitats of these feathered creatures, and experience the miracle of flight. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

JULY 13 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS CRACKS A YOLK The principal, Mr. Ruhle, has to go away for a few days and leaves his beloved chicken, Giblets, in Dorothy Ann’s care. The Friz takes the class on a field trip to see how eggs are made – from the inside out. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

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 David K. Hogg LLC.

JULY 14 • ANIMAL ADVENTURES: HOMING PIGEONS 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. 10 a.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission. Registration required. Call 334-794-3452 to register.

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.)

JULY 18 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS Butterflies and Moths takes a flight of fancy with nature’s most beguiling creatures. See their miraculous transformation from lowly caterpillar to airborne adult and learn why these delicate insects have long entranced and inspired us. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

JULY 20 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS BUTTERFLY AND THE BOG BEAST Topic: Butterflies. The class needs a new mascot for its soccer team. Phoebe suggests butterflies, but everyone thinks they’re wimpy–until the Friz flutters in. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

JULY 21 • ANIMAL ADVENTURES: REPTILES 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. 10 a.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission. Registration required. Call 334-794-3452 to register.

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 25 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: REPTILES Experience the alien world of these cold-blooded vertebrates, learning the truth about these often misunderstood creatures and uncovering reptilian facts that are stranger than fiction. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

JULY 27 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: COLD FEET Liz has gone off to a mysterious place called Herp Haven. Thinking she’s in trouble, the class rushes to Herp Haven, where they turn into reptiles. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

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).

AUGUST 1 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: MAMMALS Mammals reveal the most amazing facts and folklore about our favorite furry animals. Towering or tiny, ferocious or friendly, mammals trot, hop, swim, and soar. Meet the mammals that make up this huge and varied family. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

AUGUST 3 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS HOPS HOME Oh, no! Wanda’s best friend, Bella the bullfrog, is missing. The class wants to help look for her. Ms. Frizzle says, “The best way to find a frog is to be a frog!” So, the kids take a ride on the Magic School Bus. Join them as they shrink to frog size and learn all about animal habitats! 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

AUGUST 4 • TEACHER OPEN HOUSE Classroom teachers and homeschool teachers are invited to visit Landmark Park to see what the park has to offer.

AUGUST 8 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: DINOSAURS Become a paleontologist and piece together the facts behind these real-life monsters. Experience the process of discovery from start to finish- the excitement of digging, reconstruction, and the realization of what dinosaurs might actually have looked like. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

AUGUST 10 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS THE BUSASAURUS Ms. Frizzle takes the class on a dinosaur dig, courtesy of her old school chum, paleontologist Dr. Carmina Skeledon, and travels 67 million years back in time. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

AUGUST 15 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: INSECTS Older than the dinosaurs, and outnumbering people 250 million to one, insects are nevertheless avoided and ignored. Here, you can safely examine the wonders of the insect world through macrophotography and startling 3-D graphics that reveal the true importance of these amazing, industrious creatures. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

AUGUST 17 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS GETS ANTS IN ITS PANTS Ms. Frizzle’s class decides to make a movie about ants for the school science fair. They follow an ant all the way into an anthill, and discover that it’s crawling with activity. Join Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus gang as they learn how ants work together. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

AUGUST 22 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: PLANETS Planets journeys through space and time, witnessing the birth of the sun and traveling to the outer limits of the solar system. This “journey” includes visits to earth’s close neighbors in space. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

AUGUST 24 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS GETS LOST IN SPACE Janet is visiting Ms. Frizzle’s class to find out if they go on unusual field trips. She’s not convinced when they get on the bus and head for the Planetarium. Although when the place is closed, she’s surprised to see the bus sprout rockets and head off into space. The class visits the Sun along with the inner planets. While in the Asteroid Belt the bus gets hit by an asteroid and their map gets turned off. In the process of fixing the map Ms. Frizzle and Liz get lost in space. It’s up to the class and Janet’s knowledge to find Ms. Frizzle and Liz. Will the class be able to? 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

AUGUST 29 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: MONSTERS Monster is a journey through fact and fantasy, putting viewers face to face with deadly spiders, scorpions, and ferocious crocodiles. Meet terrifying monsters from myth and legend, and discover the real creatures who may have inspired the creation of these mythical beasts. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

AUGUST 31 • EDUCATIONAL MOVIE: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS GETS SWAMPED The debate is intense: Should Walkerville get rid of the swamp by the river and replace it with a fantastic new shopping mall or should they build the mall somewhere else? Carlos, representing his class, is given the thankless task of persuading the town council to keep the smelly old swamp. If he loses the debate, he’ll lose to Arnold’s pesky cousin Janet! The kids learn that the swamp is an important habitat and natural water filter, but the council’s not convinced until a flood occurs. The kids use the bus’s capabilities to use the swamp’s water absorption along with mini-dams to stop the flow of the water. The city council sees the important of the swamplands to nature and weather. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

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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