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 Anniston Museum of Natural History Calendar                      
 
 
Anniston Museum of Natural History Calendar for 2004

All programs subject to change. Contact the museum before making travel plans. Fees apply for some programs.

Winter Wings: Bird Feeding Workshop

Saturday, January 24, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Anniston Museum of Natural History

Learn to care for feathered friends during the cold winter months. Fee: $4/adult; $3/child; $ 3 /Museum member adult; $ 2 /member child. Groups of 10 or more please make reservations. Recommended for children 4 years & older. For details call Angie Morgan, 256-237-6766.

 

Music At the Museum: Musical Safari

Sunday, January 25, 3:00 p.m.

Anniston Museum of Natural History

Students perform on the Museum's 1918 Steinway Grand Piano. Co-sponsored by the NEAMTA (Alabama Music Teachers Association). A program of the Anniston Museum League Cultural Enrichment Committee. Free.

 

 

Home School Safari

Tuesday, January 27 & Wednesday, January 28, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily

Anniston Museum of Natural History

Homeschool students and their parents can explore ways to expand learning through museum programs and exhibits. Special natural history presentations will be given. Home School Safari is a benefit of Museum membership. Memberships will be available that day and in advance.

 

24th Annual Black Heritage Festival

Saturday, February 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Anniston Museum of Natural History

The year's festival features the fifty-voice Magic City Boys and Girls Choirs under the direction of Joe Jenkins. A highlight of the festival are the student presentations of literature by famous African-Americans. For information, contact Georgia Calhoun at 236-2497 or Gina Cooper at 237-6767.

 

Music At the Museum

Sunday, February 15, 3:00 p.m.

Anniston Museum of Natural History

For Piano Recital - Solo piano recital by Dr. Wendy Channel, Assistant Professor of Music at Jacksonville State University. Reception follows. A program of the Anniston Museum League Cultural Enrichment Committee. Free.

 

17th Annual Turkey Calling Contest

Saturday, February 28, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Anniston Museum of Natural History

The region's best callers compete for trophies and bragging rights as well as qualification for the Grand National Wild Turkey Championships. Bring the family for this entertaining and educational event! Door prizes will be given. Competitors must be members of the NWTF; memberships available prior to contest. Practice for callers begins at 5 pm; contest begins at 5:30 pm. Admission: adults/$5; $3.50/child; $4.50/Member adult; $3/Member child. Registration for callers: $20 Professional; $15 Senior (18 years & older); $10 Junior (17 & younger).

 

Music At the Museum

Sunday, March 7, 3:00 p.m.

Anniston Museum of Natural History

Musical Safari - student recital co-sponsored by the NEAMTA (Alabama Music Teachers Association). A program of the Anniston Museum League Cultural Enrichment Committee. Free.

 

 

Spring Break:  When Animals Talk

Thursday, March 25 - Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. daily

Anniston Museum of Natural History

This spring break adventure includes hands-on exhibits, live animals, special presentations and awesome exhibits. Free; admission charged for exhibit halls.

 

Music At the Museum: Musical Safari

Sunday, April 4, 3:00 p.m.

Anniston Museum of Natural History

Students perform on the Museum's 1918 Steinway Grand Piano. Co-sponsored by the NEAMTA (Alabama Music Teachers Association). A program of the Anniston Museum League Cultural Enrichment Committee. Free.

 

Terrapin Creek Canoe/Kayak Trip

Saturday, April 24, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Anniston Museum of Natural History

Beginners as well as novices will enjoy paddling beautiful Terrapin Creek in Piedmont, Alabama. Museum naturalist Stephen Faughn will acquaint participants with the area's flora and fauna during this five-hour float. Fee: $35/person; $30/Museum member. Payment by April 14 confirms your reservation. Transportation included.

 

 

Annual Home and Garden Tour

Friday, May 14, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Rain date May 21)

Anniston Museum of Natural History (off-site event)

Tour local gardens and homes during this annual Anniston Museum League fundraiser.  Payment confirms reservation: $30.00/person, $20/Member. Tour attendees may shop the Museum plant sale prior to the public opening at 1 pm. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

 

Museum Gardens Plant Sale

Friday, May 16, 1 - 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Anniston Museum of Natural History

Purchase plants from the Anniston Museum's collection of exotics and tropicals. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

 

When Animals Talk

Saturdays, June & July, 1:30 p.m.

Anniston Museum of Natural History Tree House (outdoors)

Did you know that animals "talk"? Join us for this imaginative live animal program in the Tree House and discover how animals use body language and sound to communicate.  Be prepared to participate!  Included in admission: $4.50/adult; $3.50/child; free: children 3 and younger and Museum members.

 

Discovery Days Summer Day Camps

Tuesdays through Fridays in June

Children in grades 1 through 4 will enjoy exploring nature in these 4-day camps. Contact the Museum Education Department for details, 256-237-6766. Fee charged.

 

Hunters Safety Certification Workshop

Saturday, July 24, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Anniston Museum of Natural History

Learn hunter safety and gain greater appreciation for wildlife during this free, 2-day course. (Apply for hunting license upon successful completion of this course.) Appropriate for youth and adults. Free; reservations required.

 

White Elephant Sale

Saturday, August 7, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Anniston Museum of Natural History

Shop for donated treasures from the attics and basements of Museum members; sales benefit the Museum League.  Past year's sales included china, holiday ornaments, books, compact discs, jewelry, tools, toys, exercise equipment, luggage and a vast array of items.

 

Travel: North to Alaska "the Last Frontier"

Friday, August 13 - Sunday, August 22

Anniston Museum of Natural History (off-site)

The remote, natural landscape of Alaska rustles with ancient glaciers and mountain ranges of breathtaking beauty. The land is abundant with wildlife as well. Join Anniston Museum Naturalist Stephen Faughn on a 10-day excursion by plane, boat, train, and motor coach from Anchorage to the interior of Alaska and southward to the glaciers of this magnificent state. Payment by June 18, 2004 confirms your reservation. Double Occupancy: $1,998/person; $1,968/museum member (excludes airfare). Call Stephen Faughn for details, 256-237-6766.

 

Museum Day

Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Anniston Museum of Natural History

Celebrate the Museum's 74th anniversary with music, arts & crafts, special exhibits and performances. Free.

 

Homes for the Holidays Tour

Tuesday, December 7, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Anniston Museum of Natural History (off-site)

Tour area homes decorated for the holidays during this annual Museum League fundraiser.  Inspiration for your own home will abound, and it's a grand opportunity to spend the afternoon or evening with friends and family. Tickets $15/person.


Special Exhibitions

Imagining Nature

April 1 - May 31, 2004

Anniston Museum of Natural History Changing Exhibits Gallery

Abe Ordover's abstract color photographs of landscapes are computer-enhanced to heighten their emotional impact on the viewer. Exhibition organized by Katharine T. Carter & Associates. Included in admission: $4.50/adult; $3.50/child (age 4-17); free: children 3 and younger and Museum members.

 

For more information, contact the Anniston Museum of Natural History at 256-237-6766,

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