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Landmark Park Media Preview for August, September 2017 …………

Sneak peek of upcoming events at Landmark Park. 

 

 

 • 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.

ONGOING • PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT Landmark Park members and volunteers Larry and Patti Puckett will present a special photography exhibit in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. Photos by the Pucketts were taken at Landmark Park and across the state of Alabama. 

ONGOING • DRAWING FOR $500 TICKETS FOR SALE This fall, Landmark Park is giving YOU a chance to win $500 cash! The drawing will be held on October 7 during the Landmark Park Benefit Car Show. You do not have to be present to win.

 

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 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 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.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2 • JOHNNY MACK BROWN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Dothan native and Western film star Johnny Mack Brown’s 113th birthday is on September 1st!  Landmark Park will be celebrating Johnny Mack’s birthday by showing the serial Fighting Kit Carson (1933) in the Interpretive Center Auditorium at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 1.  A double feature of Helltown (1937) with John Wayne and The Silver Bullet (1942) will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 2 in the Interpretive Center Auditorium.  All movies are free to the public.

SEPTEMBER 8-9 • A 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, sponsored by Camping World.  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 p.m. on September 8 and concludes at 9 a.m. on September 9.  The fee for the campout is $15 per person for members and $20 per person for non-members.  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 calling the Park office.

SEPTEMBER 21 • LOW COUNTRY BOIL Landmark Park’s annual Low Country Boil will be held from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in the Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park. Join us for a laid-back feast! Shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and a blend of spices will simmer in a 60-gallon kettle for a mouth-watering dish. Also enjoy music and a silent auction. Advance tickets are required. For more info, call 334-794-3452 or email wmholman@landmarkparkdothan.com. All proceeds help maintain and operate Landmark Park.

SEPTEMBER 30 • SYRUP MAKING WORKSHOP The Alabama Syrup-Makers’ Association will be sponsoring a Syrup Making Workshop on September 30 at 8 a.m. at Landmark Park. Anyone that is interested in making old fashioned cane syrup is welcome. 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. Each person will receive a bottle of cane syrup for their labors. The fee to attend is $25 for adults, and $12 for children 12 and under. To register, please call President Earl Stokes or Vice President Thomas Moore at 334-494-3037.

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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