Friday, April 20, 2012

Weekend Activities 4/21/12

Such a great weekend! I am so excited! Touch A Truck in Prattville was moved to May which means we will get to go! Yay!

I think we are going to start at Plant It Montgomery, hit Alabama Book Festival (with a picnic lunch), take a nap at home after lunch (will be needed) and then head to Montgomery Street Fair.


Saturday 4/21/12

7-11 am Wetumpka Earth Day Event at Wetumpka Recycle Center on E. Charles Ave.
Recycling event, Plant Swap, Free Compost, Prizes, Free T-shirt for first 50!


8 am- 2pm Wetumpka Handmade Craft Market Bethel Worship Center 11117 US Hwy 231, Wetumpka, Al
Over 70 vendors. FREE admission. Door prizes. Concessions available.


9 am Plant It Montgomery in Oak Park FREE
There will be giveaways of Crepe Myrtles, Gardenias and Tomato Plants. Along with the giveaways activities will be available for children, speakers on hand as well as a presentation of the Fitzgerald Award.
We went last year and each of us brought home either a rose or a crepe myrtle plant. There were several different activities for kids including planting seedlings. The entry for the door prizes involved going around to every booth/activity and getting it marked before you could turn it in.



9 am- 4 pm Alabama BookFestival in Old Alabama Town FREE
(Gates open at 9, programs start at 10)
This free public event is the state’s premier book festival, with 5,000 people from around the state and the southeast converging in the capital to meet with and hear from their favorite authors and scholars. A children’s activity area is sure to make this a day of fun for the entire family. The 2012 Festival will continue the tradition of promoting reading and literacy to Alabamians of all ages and backgrounds while helping to celebrate the Year of Alabama Food.
They have always had a great children’s area with activities and free books. Plus there are the authors and other exhibitors to check out! Some booths have really great freebies. There will be food vendors or you can pack a lunch and eat at the huge Kiwanis park/playground in Old Alabama Town.
The Festival will go on, rain or shine. In case of rain, we'll move indoors at Old Alabama Town, and you'll find a revised schedule of venues on site.

3-9 pm Montgomery Street Fair: Revival Downtown at 1 Court Square & 1st block of Dexter Ave.
40 artist / craft vendors, performances by high flying acrobats, fire dancers, stilt walkers, magicians, Hot Dog Eating contest Sponsored by Chris' Hot Dogs, Live musical performances Dragon Dances, Face Painting, Bounce play areas, Storytelling, A Scavenger hunt by ASF and a special announcement about next year's Street Fair. Find more up-to-the-minute info on the Facebook Page.




8 am-6 pm Alabama Flora & Fauna Arts Festival Alabama Nature Center FREE
Browse a wide variety of nature-themed original works of art by Alabama artists from all over the state. Media includes photography, acrylics, pastels, oils, wood, sculpture and more - all for sale. Also, same time same place – our “home grown” plant sale, including some heirloom plants from the Lanark Gardens. Seminars on Floral arrangement, cooking with herbs and Ferns of the Southeast. Food vendors on-site. This is a no admission event. All proceeds to benefit the programs and projects of the Alabama Wildlife Federation.
Noon-4pm Kids Challenge Weekend Bass Pro Shops
Kids test your skills in the Bass Pro Challenge: Archery, Casting, Life Jacket Race, Sleeping Bag Challenge, Knot Tying Challenge. First 50 kids to participate each days get a flashlight. 1-4pm Crafts: Arrowhead key chain and leather snake crafts. Prize wheel while supplies last.




Sunday 4/22/12



Noon-4pm Kids Challenge Weekend Bass Pro Shops
Kids test your skills in the Bass Pro Challenge: Archery, Casting, Life Jacket Race, Sleeping Bag Challenge, Knot Tying Challenge. First 50 kids to participate each days get a flashlight. 1-4pm Crafts: Arrowhead key chain and leather snake crafts. Prize wheel while supplies last.


1-5 pm Alabama Nature Center General Public Weekend
Alabama Nature Center is open to the general public every 3 weekend of each month. $4 for adults, $2 for kids (4-12, Under 3 is Free.

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