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welcome TO MONTGOMERY
Our city is a family-friendly community that is situated on the banks of the Alabama River and is a proud to be a part of a growing River Region. We have a rich history that grew beyond the boundaries of the Capital City, and affected the nation and the world. Perhaps it was those circumstances that have cultivated a spirit of looking beyond the challenges and to the potential of a vibrant future. Downtown Montgomery still boasts much of its heritage with buildings and museums. At the same time, newer contemporary developments show our cityâ€™s efforts in revitalization. This is a city that is experiencing tremendous growth resulting from teamwork, persistence and commitment. We are working daily to attract new businesses and to provide a quality of life for those who live here, work here and visit here. Youâ€™ll find a culturally diverse city, committed to economic development, committed to partnership, and most importantly...a city strongly committed to the future. Thank you for visiting the City of Montgomery.
Mayor Todd Strange
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Come on out and enjoy the Miller High Life “Cluck & Suds” Festival* ALSO, Jason Michael Carroll Friday, July 30
• Enjoy BBQ from the Evan Williams Bourbon BBQ Cook-Off • Bring the kids to the Beasley Allen Kid Zone* • See the latest fishing gear and experience on-the-water demos
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E N T E R TA I N M E N T alabama.shakespeare.Festival.&.Gardens
1 Festival Drive Montgomery 36117 (334) 271-5353 www.asf.net This internationally acclaimed theater is the Southeast’s fastest growing attraction, and one of the largest and most productive regional theaters in the country, annually attracting over a quarter of a million visitors from all 50 states. ASF operates virtually year-round with world-class theater productions, international piano concerts, and educational programs. English-style grounds surround the theater, offering visitors a spectacular view and scenic picnic sites.
Montgomery area where historic meets hip! F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald lived here during the Jazz Age. In 2003, Tim Burton filmed “Big Fish” here. Jessica Lange, Danny DeVito, Steve Buscemi, Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, and Billy Crudup have called Old Cloverdale home. Cloverdale is described as Mayberry and Atlanta: it’s nightlife and quiet-life. The Capri Theatre, Huntingdon College, restaurants and several cute shops make this area a fun place to explore.
Montgomery’s downtown entertainment area is within walking distance of the Convention Center, the Biscuits Stadium, and the Riverwalk. Look for the historic water tower at the entrance of this New Orleans style bar and restaurant area.
Newest movie theatre on the east side 7925 Vaughn Rd (334) 244-1300 www.RaveMotionPictures.com
Historic theater in midtown showing independent films 1045 E Fairview Ave. (334) 262-4858 www.capritheatre.org
Montgomery.biscuits.baseball 200 Coosa Street Montgomery AL 36106 (334) 323-2255 www.biscuitsbaseball.com The Montgomery Biscuits opened in 2004 as the AA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. This winning ball club captured the 2006 and 2007 Southern League Champion title. Playing in the Riverwalk Stadium, this family friendly event features many fun theme nights.
Montgomery.Performing.arts.Centre 201 Tallapoosa St www.mpaconline.org (334)-481-5100 Serving as the center for entertainment in downtown Montgomery, this state-of-the-art facility is large enough for first run Broadway shows, yet intimate enough with 1,800 seats to view a wide variety of concerts, opera, comedy, dance and kids shows.
251 Montgomery Street (334) 241-9567 Featuring Broadway shows to concerts, Davis Theatre is a restored 1930’s fine arts palace. It is located across the street from the Rosa Parks Museum and the Montgomery Bus Boycott site.
eastdale.8 Carmike theater located at the Eastdale Mall. 1001 Eastdale Mall (334) 277-5164 www.carmike.com
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A L A B A M A SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is the Southeast’s premier creator of world-class productions that entertain and inspire. We specialize in hand-made theatre; every production is created for you by skilled artists working at the theatre to design, build and breathe life into every performance. What you see here is more than entertainment – it is enlivened by every hand that touches it. And it’s all for you. For twenty five years the Alabama Shakespeare Festival has been the Southeast’s premier creator of world-class productions that entertain and inspire. Started as the vision of an Alabama entrepreneur and embraced by theatre fans from around the region and the country, ASF is proud to call Montgomery home. ASF’s Silver Season includes a world premiere from renowned playwright Pearl Cleage called The Nacirema Society Requests... which features Jasmine Guy of TV’s A Different World and invites you to find the humor and heart in 1960s black debutante society. A duo of new plays marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by telling the stories of little-known Montgomerians who played
major roles in that turbulent time. The tenshow lineup will also include three encores of ASF’s biggest-selling hits ever, including the holiday hit Peter Pan the Musical, Alabama football fan favorite Bear Country, and the summer hot-flash Menopause the Musical. And we’ve got the classics covered with Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado about Nothing and political tragedy Julius Caesar. Plus, fans of southern slapstick will love Moonlight and Magnolias, a comedy about the hilarious origins of the movie Gone with the Wind. ASF Memberships offer the best prices and perks for the 2010-11 Season and start at just 25. For more information contact the ASF box office at 1.800.841.4273 or visit www.asf.net. This year we’re telling stories that keep you hanging on the edge of your seat, so be sure you get one by becoming a member of ASF. Membership starts at just $25 and gives you great discounts and benefits including more opportunities to interact with the artist who create this amazing work.
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JOIN TODAY FOR ONLY $25! 2010-11 SEASON Peter Pan the Musical Bear Country Julius Caesar Much Ado About Nothing Menopause the Musical ...plus much more! WWW.ASF.NET | 800.841.4273 | MONTGOMERY, AL 36117 Liz Pierce as Peter Pan 6
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F R O M Z E L dA C I G A R Honduras, and Nicaragua. The large, walk-in humidor is stocked with premium cigars for every preference. Even if you are a first time customer, Hasley and her staff have an abundance of knowledge to help customers select exactly what they need. They also have accessories such as cigar cutters, torches, and humidors. Pipe smokers are also offered a variety of pipes and tobacco, and anything else you might possibly want to make your cigar or pipe experience more enjoyable.
The moment you walk into Zelda Cigar, you will enjoy the sweet aroma of cigars. You may even hear the phrase “Long ashes to you,” as it is a common greeting or salutation between cigar enthusiasts. Whether you are a cigar aficionado or you simply want to try something new, Zelda Cigar is a place to relax and enjoy the cigar experience. With the success of their Prattville Cigar Co. store, owners Bill and Patsy Hasley launched Zelda Cigar in the hip midtown area of Montgomery. Zelda Cigar sets its goal to help people explore cigars and develop an appreciation of this enjoyable pursuit of leisure. “We want our store to be homey and comfortable”, owner Hasley said. With its open and casual atmosphere, customers come to relax and enjoy their cigars. There is a lounging area complete with overstuffed leather sofas, a widescreen television set, and a large table to house many a conversation. Zelda Cigar is indeed built with the customer
in mind. “We welcome the experienced cigar enthusiast and those with little or no experience.” says Hasley. Zelda Cigar is known for its hand rolled cigars imported from places like the Dominican Republic,
With an atmosphere low on pretension and high on relaxation, Zelda Cigar in midtown provides Montgomery with a cultured venue that many visitors and business travelers flock to when they arrive in the capital city. Come enjoy the cigars where strangers become friends and the conversation covers everything including the love of cigars. For more information contact Zelda Cigar at 334.272.5775.
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dINING L E g E n DA RY B B Q , H I STo R I c Lo c AT I o n
Since Dreamland opened in The Alley, Montgomery’s hippest new entertainment district downtown across from Riverwalk Stadium, the demand for BBQ has increased with locals and visitors alike. Of course, the Dreamland reputation is legendary. The first location opened in 1958 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (and is still going strong today) introducing their secret recipe BBQ sauce and slow cooked ribs. The Montgomery location is reminiscent of the original restaurant – warm and inviting with a big bar, tables and booths – casual and down home. Dreamland Montgomery is actually in an old warehouse space beautifully renovated retaining the exposed brick walls, original wood floors and amazingly high ceilings. Plus, there’s
outdoor seating with a view of what’s going on in The Alley. And, when the weather is clear, there’s live music on the patio. But let’s get to the best part – the BBQ! Perfectly prepared specialties using a hickory fired brick pit including their famous ribs, pork and chicken. Order your BBQ on a sandwich or as a plate served with some of the best homemade sides in the South! Baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, macaroni and cheese and more. You’ll feel like you’re at a family picnic. And don’t forget the amazingly delicious banana pudding for desert. Plus Dreamland has 7 beers on tap, one of the city’s largest selections of premium bottle beers, and ten 42” flat screen TVs to catch the latest sporting event.
Stop in for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week. And all day on Sunday, kids eat free. Experience Montgomery like a local and enjoy the best BBQ in the South at Dreamland.
AUTHEnTIc ITALIAn, RELAXIng ATMoSPHERE.
C A R R A B B A’ S I TA L I A N G R I L L
Interested in a restaurant that not only offers delicious Italian food, but also provides the perfect setting for a night out with family, friends or that special someone? If so, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is the perfect place to escape the typical hustle and bustle of other restaurants and enjoy a relaxing meal prepared with fresh ingredients from authentic recipes.
This love and care is evident when tasting any of the many entrees offered on the Carrabba’s menu, including the Pollo Rosa Maria. This dish includes chicken stuffed with fontina and prosciutto, topped with mushrooms and basil lemon butter sauce, cooked on a wood burning grill and served with your choice of a variety of side options.
When first entering, it’s not hard to see why Carrabba’s is known for its relaxing atmosphere. Its earthy tones and low lighting provide a warm and comfortable mood that creates a comforting and casual tone while diners unwind from their day and simply indulge in good drinks, good conversation, and really, really good food.
Want a closer look at the preparation involved in creating Italian cuisine? Guests interested in experiencing the inside workings of Carrabba’s can dine at the pizza and pasta bar, which serves a full menu and allows guests to view their meals being prepared and cooked in the wood burning oven.
All of the dishes served are made from scratch and come from recipes handed down in the Carrabba’s family from generation to generation.
Along with tasty eats, Carrabba’s also has five beers on tap and a large selection of specialty drinks. Among these is the Blackberry Sangria, a combination of Italian red wine, Tuaca, blackberry flavors, and fresh fruit garnish, which is one of the restaurant’s best sellers.
“This restaurant was founded by a family that put a lot of love and care into food,” says Chris Leighton, Carrabba’s partner owner.
With its wide selection of authentic entrees, innovative drink selections, and casual atmosphere, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is the perfect place to escape for a night of fine dining and relaxation. Carrabba’s is open for dinner 7 days a week and lunch on Sundays.
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B U F FA LO WILd WINGS
When you have that familiar hankering for a night filled with an endless supply of wings, your favorite beer, massive television screens playing your favorite sports team, then Buffalo Wild Wings knows just how to hit the spot. Located next to the Rave Theatre in the Festival Plaza shopping center, Buffalo Wild Wings offers a full menu complete with burgers, flat breads, and their famous wings with over 16 different sauces to choose from, ranging from sweet barbeque to blazing hot. Need a drink to wash those down? No problem, they have 18 draft beers on tap and a variety of specialty drinks. While you’re eating, you can watch your team, or any other team for that matter, playing on one of the forty big screen televisions or seven projector screens. “We got more games than anyone around,” says Horace Brooks, Buffalo Wild Wings manager. Buffalo Wild Wings also has live music on Fridays and Saturdays, Karaoke every other Tuesday, and a DJ every other Thursday. 10
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F U N F O R FA M I L I E S The.MOOseum 201 S. Bainbridge St Montgomery, AL 36104 (334) 265-1867 www.bamabeef.org/NewMOOseum.htm Over 10,000 school age children each year tour this oneof-a-kind, interactive, educational museum sponsored by the Alabama beef cattle industry. Free.
alabama.archives.&.history.Museum 624 Washington Ave (334) 242-4363 www.archives.state.al.us This state history museum displays artifact collections documenting Alabama history. Highlights include exhibits on early Alabama Indians, military history, the 19th century, and portrait galleries. The children’s gallery features a free-standing structure called “Grandma’s Attic.” Within “Grandma’s Attic,” children can dress up and pretend using different items from different time periods.
Montgomery.Museum.of.Fine.arts (334)240.8333 www.mmfa.org “Artworks” contains 40 interactive exhibits for exploring art. Kids can spend hours exploring the exhibits, computers with art-related software and even a mezzanine featuring art-related books, games and puzzles. Admission is free! Open Tuesday-Sunday
Old.alabama.Town 310 Columbus St Montgomery 36104 (334) 240-4500 www.oldalabamatown.com Over six blocks of houses and landscapes show visitors how people lived in central Alabama from 1800-1900. The walk-through historic district interprets life in both urban and rural Alabama. Tours are available and a wonderful playground for children is adjacent.
The.ice.Palace 1000 Eastdale Mall Montgomery AL 36117 (334) 277-2088 www.shopmalls.com Ice skating inside of the Eastdale Mall is fun and a great way to escape the hot summer afternoons. Skate school and skate rental are available, as well as, birthday party packages.
251 Montgomery Street Montgomery 36104 (334) 241-8661 http://montgomery.troy.edu/rosaparks/museum The Rosa Parks Library and Museum serves as an historical milestone to those who strive to understand the event that began the famous bus boycott. The Museum features an interactive children’s area that includes a multi-media reenactment involving Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr & other early Civil Rights Leaders.
Montgomery.Zoo.&.Mann.Museum 329 Vandiver Blvd. (334) 240-4900 http://montgomeryzoo.com The 40-acre zoo represents five continents with lush vegetation, waterfalls and 700 species of exotic wildlife. The Mann Museum is on site and allows visitors a closeup look at the wildlife. 3-sided viewing and Interactive displays allow you to feel fur and hear the exotic sounds of wildlife. Open Daily..
2521 W. Fort Toulouse Road Wetumpka 36092 (334) 567-3002 www.fttoulousejackson.org Fort Toulouse is located 12 miles from downtown Montgomery of U.S. 231 on the banks of the Coosa and Tallapoosa river. With over 5000 years of history with occupations from Hernando DeSoto in 1450 and the French in 1717. Fort Jackson was built in 1814 by General Andrew Jackson, marking the end of the Creek Indian War. The grounds feature the William Bartram Aborerum, museum, Indian mound, boat launch, campgrounds and facilities. “Living History” reenactments are routinely scheduled each month. Open year round to visitors and campers.
surfside.Water.Park (334) 821-7873 www.surfsidewaterpark.com Features a 450,000 gallon wave pool, a lazy river that winds throughout the park, 4 body flumes, 2 speed slides, and a brand new 5000 sq. ft kiddies area. Open May-Sept, it is located 45 mins east of Montgomery in Auburn AL.
at old alabama town Class is in session every day at this authentic 19th century village, where six blocks of historic architecture present how early Americans of all backgrounds lived.
open mon-sat 9 am to 4 pm Discounts to military, AAA & seniors
For more information & calendar, visit OldAlabamaTown.com Located in Downtown Montgomery | 301 Columbus St
888-240-1850 explore MONTGOMERY
MonTgoMERY’S SWEET SHoP oF cHoIcE
NANCY’S ITALIAN ICE
Montgomery’s sweet shop of choice is Nancy’s Italian Ice. This family-owned shop is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Featuring Italian ice, the menu also includes gelato and soft-serve ice cream. A great accompaniment to the cool treats is the homemade cookies and cakes that are baked fresh daily. Nancy’s Italian Ice is named after the mother of the owner, Dorie Autrey. The namesake, Nancy, died of cancer five years ago. The family tradition of taking grandchildren out for Italian Ice during their trips to Florida and Atlanta was the inspiration for starting this store in Montgomery.
When you enter the store you will love the bright retro colors and the owl inspired designs. With a family of Chi Omega sorority sisters, using the owl mascot for the décor was never a question. You will love the whimsy but even more you will love the hospitality & yummy desserts! With over 20 flavors, everyone in your family is sure to be delighted. Autrey mentioned that the two most requested flavors are Strawberry and Mango. The two newest flavors to try are Mokaccino and Sour Apple. Nancy’s Italian Ice is a terrific place to cool off and get refreshed in Montgomery!
by Jennifer S. Kornegay As its name implies, the Montgomery River Region is an area rife with rivers. Some are lazy, others fast flowing, but this confluence of water in Central Alabama has formed a section of the state that is known for many things. Encompassing everything from the natural beauty and rustic feel of rural landscapes and agricultural industries to high-tech manufacturing facilities, the seat of state government and a major Air Force base, the River Region is composed of several diverse communities, each with abundant opportunities that make them great places to live, work or visit. Sitting on the banks of the Alabama River, our state capital has plenty to brag about. A storied past that set the stage for both the Civil War and later the Civil Rights Movement; a newly revitalized downtown, complete with a riverboat, championship baseball team and a burgeoning entertainment district; shopping and restaurant choices galore across the city. And the list goes on, creating a high quality of life for all. Anna Buckalew, Senior Vice President of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce said, “Montgomery offers an excellent quality of life
on a number of fronts--amenities, cultural, recreational, family activities, entertainment options and outdoor recreation. Part of what we find when people are relocating to Montgomery is that they are looking for education for their kids, a religious environment with churches and synagogues, and the excellent medical and healthcare options and transportation infrastructure we have.” But it’s not all play and no work. Montgomery cemented its reputation of being a city beneficial for business when Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama came to town, and today, the outlook is just as rosy. Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base and Baptist Health are two other prime examples of Montgomery’s stable economy. In addition, Montgomery has a vibrant cultural scene. “We are so blessed to have a tremendous arts community— the Shakespeare Festival, museums, Blount Cultural Park, the ballet, the Montgomery Chorale, the Symphony, and a folk and visual arts community too.” The city of Montgomery has also made its mark in history. “Montgomery is unique in that we are the birthplace of two of the most dynamic
events that have happened in the history of the world: the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement,” Buckalew said. “Montgomery has actually been listed as one of the country’s most historically significant cities. This heritage makes Montgomery not only a tourist destination, but it greatly enriches our quality of life.” This progressive city is now undergoing great positive change. The downtown and Riverfront areas feature a new four-star hotel, convention center and an 1,800-seat performing arts centre, plus the spectacular Riverwalk and Amphitheater. The new Alleyway entertainment district, also downtown, includes restaurants and bars, with retail shops planned—all surrounded by the unique ambiance only historic buildings can offer. With Mayor Todd Strange and the City Council leading the charge, this revitalization is a great example of how the private and public sectors have come together to work for the best in Montgomery. While it will never abandon its heritage, Montgomery is moving ever forward, and its many offerings and options make it a great choice for both families and singles.
M O N TG O M E RY M A P MONTGOMERY AREA ATTRACTIONS, NIGHTLIFE AND RECREATION 1.Alabama Shakespeare Festival
6.Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama
3 Cloverdale Entertainment District
8.Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
4.F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
10.Shakespeare Gardens & Amphitheater 3
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DOWNTOWN ATTRACTIONS, NIGHTLIFE AND RECREATION 1.Alabama Cattleman’s Association “Mooseum” 2.Alabama Department of Archives and History 3.Alabama State Capitol 4.The Alley Entertainment District 5 Civil Rights Memorial and Center 6.Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts 7.Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church 8.The First White House of the Confederacy 9.Hank Williams Museum 10.Montgomery Biscuits 11.Montgomery Performing Arts Center 12.Old Town Alabama & Playground 13.Riverboat-Harriott II 14.Riverwalk Amphitheater & Stadium Map is courtesy of the Montgomery Convention & Visitor Bureau
15.Rosa L. Parks Library and Museum and Children’s Wing 16.Montgomery Visitor Center
Indoor shopping with over 50 stores, food court, indoor ice rink, movie theater and more. Anchor stores include: Dillards, Sears, JCPenney, and Belk. Located at the corner of the Eastern Bypass and Atlanta Highway. www.shopmalls.com
Check-out the trendy and long-time favorite spots in Old Cloverdale for dining and taking in a live band. Choices for dining are El Rey, Sinclairs, Nancy Pattersons and Tomations. The fun and funky shops have great gift items that are sure to please. The historic Capri Theatre features independent films.
The.shoppes.at.eastChase Outdoor lifestyle center shopping with over 40 stores and restaurants that are convenient to parking. Anchor stores include: Dillards, the Gap, Ann Taylor and Banana Republic. Located on the eastside of Montgomery at the intersection of Interstate 85 and Taylor Road. www.TheShoppesAtEastChase.com
Mulberry.historic.District Collection of cute & eclectic stores with art, clothing and gift items. Located off I-85 and Mulberry Street exit.
Festival.Plaza Entertainment lifestyle center with specialty shops and restaurants along with the Rave theatre. A great place to eat, shop & catch a movie. Corner of Vaughn Rd & Taylor Rd (off of I85)
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EASTBROOK FLEA MARKET & ANTIqUE MALL Experience the ultimate treasure hunt at Eastbrook Flea Market & Antique Mall! In a town full of history, Eastbrook is an adventure into the past. In this family-owned business, Dot McDaniel and her staff strive to give customers a “shopping experience.” In a store of 60,000 square feet & three stories, there is an abundance of items to see and choose from. With close to 300 vendors, Eastbrook offers everything from home décor to vintage fashion. Each booth is home to a different vendor and the selection changes with every step you take through the store. The jewelry and retro clothing will provide you with quirky and unusual items to accessorize your wardrobe. Now that the days of matching upholstery and furniture are over, many decorators are helping their clients discover the secret of great decorating by shopping for furnishings that are “collected.” There are several booths at Eastbrook with new furniture and wrought iron pieces that look like they came from a Pottery Barn catalog but for a fraction of the price. During this economy, Eastbrook offers customers recession-friendly pricing! Besides value, the Eastbrook “shopping experience” includes cookies and homemade cider as you search for that special purchase. During football season, a big screen television plays the game so you don’t miss any of the action. Customers are encouraged to bring their children, as well as their dogs, to accompany them while they browse the merchandise. “We want customers to feel comfortable bringing their children without worrying about them breaking anything,” McDaniel said. By calling ahead, the staff at Eastbrook will even include a readymade brunch for tour groups that come to visit. While a favorite spot for locals, many out-of-town guests flock to this treasure trove. While customers must take care of their own shipping using the Post Office next door, Eastbrook will personally wrap and load for you. Once you experience the shopping fun at Eastbrook, you will make it a tradition for years to come.
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T U C K E R P E C A N C O M PA N Y The Tucker Pecan Company is synonymous with Southern Charm! This third-generation company is a “must see” for any Montgomery visitor. They specialize in all-things pecan along with gourmet candies and unique gift items. The ice cream and coffee shop make the shopping experience even more enjoyable. Best known for their pecans, they have the local favorites of chocolate covered, honey and praline pecans along with truffles, pretzels and cheese straws. Best of all, you can sample all of their specially prepared pecan treats – the red velvet truffles are amazing! Popular among visitors are the strictly southern food items, such as stone ground grits, fresh honey, corn meal & pecan oil.
the Bungalow bags or other items. Your pet sitter and family back home will love you for it! If you are looking for those unique items to remember your trip to Montgomery, be sure to visit The Tucker Pecan Company next to Old Alabama Town! Tucker Pecan Company is located at 350 N. McDonough St. They can be reached at 334.262.4470.
“Visitors to Montgomery are looking to buy something local and fresh that they won’t find at a large chain store,” says David Little, owner of Tucker Pecan, “The moment customers walk into the store, they realize this in not just a pecan shop – we have a uniquely stocked gift shop along with on-site monogramming.” From toys for little ones to masculine lodge items, this store has something for everyone on your list– Tucker Pecans can even ship your items home to save you on airline baggage costs! They offer free gift wrap and have the cutest ideas for packaging the pecan treats in
the gift shop for T h e n a t u r a l c h o i c e s i n c e 1 9 5 2 , t h e Tu c k e r f a m i l y h a s t h e p e r f e c t S o u t h e r n t r e a t .
Downtown Montgomery by Old Alabama Town Military & Government Employee Discounts 350 N McDonough St • 800.239.6540 • 334.262.4470 explore MONTGOMERY
AT T R AC T I O N S Civil.rights.Memorial
400 Washington Ave
118 Commerce St.
Montgomery AL 36104
This memorial is located at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Uniquely
The most complete collection of memorabilia dedicated to one of the
designed by Vietnam War Memorialartist Maya Lin, the memorial
world’s most respected and remembered country music writer and
chronicles key events andlists the names of approximately 30 people
performer, Hank Williams. The museum spotlights Hanks’ 1952 Cadillac
who gave their lives in the struggle for racial equality from 1955-1968.
in which he made his final journey. The cemetery in which he and his
A memorial center includes in-depth information about the Civil Rights
wife, Audrey, are buried is minutes away at Oakwood Cemetery.
harriott.ii.riverboat Dexter.avenue.King.Memorial.baptist.Church. and.Parsonage.Museum
200 Coosa River
454 Dexter Ave
This 19th Century riverboat is docked beside the Riverwalk Amphitheater
and features cruises down the scenic Alabama River along with food,
As the first pulpit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
drink, music and entertainment.
Montgomery AL 36104
this historic church was the center of the bus boycott and played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement. Individual tours of the church &
parsonage are available. The Dexter Parsonage served as a residence for
700 Hyundai Blvd
Dr. King and his family. It includes furniture and memorabilia from the
mid-1950’s that have been restored to the home.
(334) 387-8000 www.hmmausa.com
This 2-million-square-foot manufacturing facility began producing vehicles
644 Washington Ave
in May 2005. This $1.4 billion automotive plant is one of the most
advanced assembly plants in North America producing the 2009 Sonata
sedan and the 2009 Santa Fe sport utility vehicle. Tours include an hour-
This 1835 Italianate-style house was designated the Executive Residence
ling, guided tram tour through the stamping facility, paint shop, engine
by the Provisional Confederate Congress on February 21, 1861. President
and assembly area, and the two-mile test track. Tours must be scheduled
Jefferson Davis and his family lived here until the Confederate Capital was
moved to Richmond, Virginia in the summer of that year. It is completely furnished with 1850s period pieces.
1142 Perry Street
919 Felder Ave
Montgomery, AL 36106
Built in 1907, this graceful mansion is typical of Southern Colonial
architecture, with Greek revival influence. Home of Alabama’s governors
This is the home of author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Montgomery
since the 1950s, it features a pool in the shape of the state of Alabama.
native, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. Museum holdings focus on the personal
Hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
artifacts which were a part of the couple’s public and private lives. There is also a 30 minute documentary. Free.
alabama.state.Capitol 600 Dexter Avenue
300 Water Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
One of the few state capitols to be designated a National Historic
Adjacent to Riverfront Park. Montgomery’s Union Station contains
Landmark, Alabama’s Capitol was built in 1850- 1851 on a site known as
magnificent woodwork, art glass windows and tile flooring. The adjacent
“Goat Hill” for its former usage as pasturage. A bronze star marks the spot
train shed is one of the few surviving structures of its type from the 19th
where Jefferson Davis stood to take the oath of office as president of the
century. Completed in 1898, Union Station is the centerpiece for riverfront
Confederate States of America. Free admission.
development. It also houses the Montgomery Area Visitors Center.
MUSEUM IS A “MUST-SEE”
MONTGOMERY MUSEUM OF FINE ART The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is the oldest fine arts museum in Alabama and is noted for its outstanding collection of American paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. The Museum also boasts an impressive collection of Old Master prints, Southern regional art, Studio Glass, and decorative arts. The Museum’s permanent collection is complemented by an exciting array of traveling exhibitions and stimulating educational programming that examines the diverse facets of the world of fine arts. Also located in the Museum, is ARTWORKS, a one-of-a-kind, handson gallery for children of all ages. More than 50 interactive exhibits encourage creative thinking about the elements of art, principles of design, art techniques, and the Museum’s permanent collection. Dine Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Museum’s beautiful Café M. Try a selection from our delightful lunch menu or just enjoy the view of the Museum’s grounds over fine coffee and dessert. Please call 334.240.4339 to make reservations for parties of 10 or more.
The Museum Store features irresistible specialty gifts including glass, pottery, jewelry, crafts by regional artists, books, and cards. The store is open Tuesday through Friday 11 AM to 4 PM, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from Noon to 4 PM. Come and explore the Museum located in Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park which is conveniently off of Exit 6 of 1-85. Admission is free and donations are welcome. 334-240-4333
GOLF & SPORTS lagoon.Tennis
2855 Lagoon Park Drive Montgomery, AL (334) 240-4061 Featuring 17 tennis courts with lighting and stadium seating for 2500, it is the Official site for the Blue Gray Junior Classic. It is managed by USTPR Tennis Professionals who provide lessons and manage the fully stocked pro shop. Men’s and women’s round robins and leagues, junior tennis programs and tournament are held year-round.
1501 Dozier Road Montgomery, AL 36124 (334) 260-4900 www.tlakesgolf.com Voted #1 Golf Course by The Montgomery Advertiser’s “Reader’s Choice Awards” for the Tri-County Area. This 36 hole course has over 350 expertly maintained acres filled with local wildlife, tremendous oaks and scenic lakes.
500 Anderson Street Montgomery, AL (334) 240-4884 Featuring 12 fully lighted courts, it is managed by a USTPR tennis professional who provides lessons and pro shop. Men’s and women’s round robins and leagues, junior tennis programs and tournaments are held year-round.
307 Deatsville Highway Millbrook, AL 36054 (334) 285-7529 The 18-hole “Pines” course at The Pines Golf Club facility in Millbrook, Alabama features 6,318 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 68.5 and it has a slope rating of 113.
Capitol.hill.–.robert.Trent.Jones.Golf.Trail lagoon.Park.&.Golf 2855 Lagoon Park Drive Montgomery, AL (334) 240-4050 Lagoon Park Golf Course was designed for the City of Montgomery by Charles M. Graves and opened in October 1978. Lagoon Park is a beautiful, fully manicured 6,773 yard par 72 championship layout, which has hosted numerous tournaments of national and regional significance. It has also been rated one of the nation’s “Top 50 Public Courses” by Golf Digest. Lagoon Park golf course has also been voted, “Best Golf Course in Montgomery” every year that there has been a vote.
Gateway.executive.Golf.Course 3800 Davenport Parkway (334) 284-7920 Gateway Executive Golf Course was designed for the City of Montgomery by Ken Morgan and opened in April 2006. Gateway is a beautiful, fully manicured 5,862 yard par 32 nine-hole layout.
2600 Constitution Avenue Prattville, AL 36066 (334) 285-1114 www.rtjgolf.com With three distinct championship courses to choose from, each poses its own challenges. The Senator is a traditional Scottish-style layout with 150 pot-hole bunkers. The Legislator, a more traditional course, plays in and out of pine trees along a bluff. The Judge plays alongside the 200 acre glistening backwaters of the Alabama River.
Coosa.river.adventures 415 Company Street Wetumpka 36092 (334) 514-0279 www.coosariveradventures.com Canoe and sit-on-top kayak rentals on the Coosa River are available. Enjoy Class II and III rapids, breathtaking scenery, fishing, and nature watching. Novice to professional paddlers and outdoorsmen can enjoy.
by Jennifer S. Kornegay
DOWNTOWN The downtown area is the center of Montgomery, and in the past decade, it’s undergone a revitalization that’s got this heart of the city beating again. Check out the many attractions from the historical to the natural.
PLAY: The.alabama.Department.of.archives. and.history.&.the.state.Capitol Alabama is a treasure trove of history--some of it tumultuous, all of it interesting--and you can get an up-close-and-personal experience with the state’s multi-faceted heritage by visiting the State Capitol Building and the Department of Archives and History. The Department of Archives and History is the nation’s oldest, as Alabama was the first of the states to recognize the importance of preserving artifacts and records for future generations. You can register for a guided tour or print out a gallery guide and explore on your own.
Built in 1851, Alabama’s State Capitol Building is one of the oldest capitol buildings in the country. (And we think one of the most beautiful too!) The tour guides at the Capitol are a wealth of knowledge, and the best part? The tours are free. On the front steps, you can stand on the star marking the spot where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America on Feb. 18, 1861. Those same steps served as the culmination point of the Selma to Montgomery March, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed a crowd of near 30,000 on March 25, 1965.
Montgomery.Performing.arts.Centre www.mpaconline.org From beloved Broadway plays and the hottest bands in concert to magic and comedy shows, the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, at the Renaissance Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center, is sure to have something to suit diverse entertainment desires.
The.rosa.Parks.library.and.Museum This state-of-the-art museum memorializes Rosa Park’s courageous stand,
or more accurately, her brave refusal to stand, when she would not give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white man in 1955 and thus sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The facility includes a 1950s-era Montgomery bus and activities and exhibits specifically tailored to kids.
hank.Williams.Museum www.thehankwilliamsmuseum.com The legacy of Montgomery’s famous country crooner lives on at the museum that bears his name. Hank’s first professional debut was in Montgomery as was his final public performance. The museum boasts a comprehensive collection of all things Hank and even houses the 1952 Cadillac in which Hank took his final drive.
The.riverwalk.&.The.riverboat www.funontheriver.net The deep, dark waters of the Alabama River wind along the edge of downtown, and you can relax and take in the view along the riverbank with a stroll down to the Riverwalk. If you feel the water beckoning, hitch a ride on Montgomery’s riverboat, the Harriott II. And depending on the
time of your visit, you might catch a concert or even a ballet performance under the stars at the adjacent Riverwalk Amphitheatre.
biscuits.baseball www.biscuitsbaseball.com You don’t even have to be an avid baseball fan to have a blast at Montgomery’s beautiful and historic Riverwalk Stadium, home of Montgomery’s very own AA baseball team, the Biscuits. In addition to some championship-winning baseball action, a family-friendly atmosphere and scores of yummy food options (including, of course, biscuits with syrup) keep the stands full from April through September.
SHOP: Tucked on the side of the state capitol building, the Goat.hill.Museum. store is a charming spot with a bevy of Alabama-made bounty to buy. Find local art and handicrafts, books about Alabama and more. Tucker. Pecan.Company also has a gift shop with lots of local items, including multiple varieties of their delectable pecans.
EAT: Grab a slice NYC style at saZa’s.Pizza, or taste 93 years of delicious tradition at Chris’.hot.Dogs. (Order yours “all the way.”) And get your ‘cue on with the tender, sweet, spicy and smoky goodness of Dreamland. bbQ’s famous ribs. They claim “There’s nothing like ‘em nowhere,” and they aren’t lying!
CLOVERDALE/MIDTOWN Both the Old Cloverdale area and Midtown are bustling with activity and fun. There’s plenty to see and do all year long.
PLAY: The.W.a..Gayle.Planetarium montgomery.troy.edu You’ll be seeing stars on your visit to the Planetarium. Kids of all ages love learning more about the universe from some place other than a book,
and The Planetarium, built in 1968 with a recent major renovation, is the place to do it. With over 200 theater-style seats, it is one of the largest Planetariums between Atlanta and New Orleans.
Fitzgerald.Museum www.fitzgeraldmuseum.net Literary lovers will enjoy a trip to the F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. Located in the house that the “roaring 20s” writing couple lived in while in Montgomery, it is the only museum dedicated to the Fitzgeralds. It showcases Fitz photos, letters and writings.
The.Capri.Theatre www.capritheatre.org Catch an independent film or a beloved classic at Montgomery’s only independent movie theatre, The Capri on Fairview Avenue. The theatre was built in 1941 as the capital city’s first neighborhood movie house and called The Clover. It was renamed the Capri in 1962.
SHOP: There is no shortage of places to browse and buy in these areas. For the colorful, whimsical works of local artist Mandy Bagwell, visit M..bagwell. art on Fairview Avenue in Old Cloverdale. The shop also features gift items as well as paintings and other crafts created by other artists. If you’re in need of a little style, get your fashion fix at The.look.boutique, also on Fairview. Then stop by b..barganier.interiors.in Zelda Place in Midtown for home décor items raging from sophisticated and traditional to the contemporary chic. Whether you’re a casual smoker or an aficionado, don’t miss Zelda.Cigar, which boasts a wide selection of cigars and accessories. And if all the shopping causes your muscles to ache, get that tension worked out with a massage amid the serenity of 2940.salon.and. spa, also in Zelda Place.
EAT: Slide into a comfy booth at Tomatinos and prepare for pizza perfection. This neighborhood pizzeria on Fairview Avenue in Old Cloverdale serves up both traditional and eclectic combinations. Across the street, satisfy your craving for almost anything at sinclair’s..With its large, diverse menu, this local favorite is known for yummy American cuisine and its laidback vibe.
EAST MONTGOMERY The capital city is on the go and on the grow, and nowhere is this more evident that in East Montgomery.
PLAY: blount.Cultural.Park Ride a bike, fly a kite or just take a leisurely stroll under the wide-open sky in the Blount Cultural Park, home to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Even if you have no intention of visiting the above, the Cultural Park is a destination in its own right. Inspired by waving grasses and thatched roof structures of the English countryside, the park has paths and ample green spaces for picnicking or playing.
The.alabama.shakespeare..Festival www.asf.net The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) is the shining jewel in Montgomery’s cultural crown. As one of the country’s most renowned Shakespeare theatres, it presents a full season of world-class productions
each year, works ranging from musicals and contemporary dramas to the plays of the great Bard himself and new works commissioned by ASF. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world come to the capital city to watch amazing stories come to life on stage at ASF. While you’re there, explore the Shakespeare Garden, a terraced landscape planted with much of the flora common to Shakespeare’s time and home and mentioned in his plays.
The.Montgomery.Museum.of.Fine.arts www.mmfa.org Situated next to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in the Blount Cultural Park, the elegant-looking Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is a work of art in itself. With impressive permanent collections and traveling exhibits rivaling those found in much larger cities, the museum’s Old Master prints and American art are a treat for any art lover. There’s also an interactive gallery designed just for kids called ArtWorks. Admission to the museum is free, but you might end up dropping some dough in the fabulous Museum Gift Store.
SHOP: Prepare to shop until you drop at The.shoppes.at.eastchase..You’ll find locally owned boutiques and galleries as well as national retailers, all conveniently located in an outdoor mall. Peppertree.shopping.Center is another must-stop on your capital city shopping excursion. Fashionistas will find the latest looks at hue.studio,.inc. To further polish your style, visit bella for a facial, and pick up some Laura Mercier makeup essentials while you’re there. Candle.Cabin has, of course, a huge selection of candles, but you’ll find other gift items too. Additional gifts and home décor, including original art, are waiting for you at it’Za.Gift.&.interiors.
EAT: Before or after taking in a play at ASF or admiring the artworks at the Museum of Fine Arts, enjoy a robust Italian meal at the nearby Carabba’s. italian.Grill. With a welcoming atmosphere and using recipes based on a rich family tradition, a visit to Carabba’s is always a good time, guaranteed. For an upscale, sophisticated dining experience try la.Jolla in the Shoppes at Eastchase for dinner. If you’re after fresh, locally grown produce prepared in innovative ways, visit one of Montgomery’s newest eateries, ham.and.high in Hampstead on Taylor Road. A best bet for lunch can also be found at Hampstead at Farmhouse.Kitchen, the place for serious Southern cooking. And for classic NYC deli delights with some Alabama flair, get a table at Chappy’s.Deli in the Peppertree Shopping Center.
C A L E N dA R O F E V E N T S July Capitol.City.Downtown.streetfest July 3, 5:00pm - 9:00 pm. Free. Grove Factor Band, street vendors, childrens activities and animated characters. Fourth.of.July.riverfront.Celebration www.FunOnTheRiver.net July 4, Riverwalk Amphitheater. Grove Factor Band, pontoon boats & seadoo rentals, childrens activities include water slides, splash pad, Big Green Bus, & inflatables. Fireworks following the Montgomery Biscuits 6:05 pm game. Movies.Monday.in.July Riverwalk Amphitheater, 7:30 pm-10:00 pm. family friendly movies projected on a big screen located in the Downtown Montgomery Riverwalk Amphitheatre. Movies will start at sundown and are FREE to the public. For additional questions please call 334-241-2100 or www. FunOnTheRiver.net July 5, ToothFairy July 12, Night of the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian July 19, Bandslam July 26, Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakel state.Farmers.Market.Day July 10, Free. State Famers Market, 1655 Federal Dr. Watermelon eatin’ and corn shuckin’ contests, hot-air balloon, pony rides, auction. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 334-242-5350 biscuits.baseball www.BiscuitsBaseball.com July 4, Fireworks July 10, Fireworks and autograph night July 23, Rays Night – Evan Longoria Bobblehead giveaway & Tampa Bay prizes July 24, Fireworks July 25, “Kids run the bases” night harriott.ii.Cruises.in.July
Sunday nights – Blues Cruise2 hour cruise with live entertainment, concessions food & cash bar available. 334-241-2100. Boarding at 5:30 pm, cruising 6pm-8pm. Tuesday nights – Praise Cruise offers fun Christian Family entertainment, dinner, & a two hour cruise. Thursday nights – Rockin’ Cruise is a fun way to start your weekend early! Come out for this fun filled cruise featuring karaoke entertainment, cajun food & drink specials all night long. Happy Hour starts at 6pm and the boat cruises from 7:30pm - 9:30pm Friday nights – Dinner Cruise is a family friendly 2 hour dinner cruise. This cruise consists of a full buffet meal w/ beverage, live entertainment & cash bar. Boarding time is at 7pm, cruising 7:30pm-9:30pm You can purchase tickets at etix.com or at the Riverfront box office on 200 Coosa Street inside the Riverwalk Stadium. animal.enrichment.Day.at.the.Zoo www.montgomeryzoo.com July 17, Visit and watch how the zookeepers at the Montgomery Zoo introduce a variety of different enrichment items to the animals to watch their reaction and enjoyment. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 334-240-4930. Zelda.Fitzgerald.birthday.Celebration www.fitzgeraldmuseum.net July 24, Admission charged. F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. Annual celebration of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald’s birthday. 1-5 p.m. 334-264-4222. The.Dream.Continues www.lib.alasu.edu June 13-Oct. 29, National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture at Alabama State Univerisity. Paintings by the Birmingham Art Association and Marcella Hayes Muhammad,will be exhibited at the National Center. The opening reception will be held on
Sunday, June 13, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will feature a gallery talk by Sandra Tilt and Marcella Hayes Muhammad. The event is free and open to the public. Sun., 2-5 p.m.; Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 12-5 p.m.; closed Wed; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 334 229-4854. Free. aNGler.OF.The.year.–.bass.&.esPN.event July 24-25, Lake Jordan & Wetumpka Civic Center. Weigh-ins Daily at 5 pm. July 30-31, Bassmaster Angler of the Year. Alabama River & Riverwalk Ampitheater. The final day’s weigh-in for Championship Week will be in Montgomery, the city in which BASS was headquartered for more than 35 years. The 2010 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year will be crowned at the season finale and will be awarded the accompanying $200,000 top prize. Activities are free and include: Live Music, Family Activities, BBQ contest, and Boat & Fishing Demos. Expo Doors open daily at 2 pm. Weigh-ins are daily at 6 pm. Come & enjoy the Miller High Life Cluck & Suds Festival. Bassmaster Concerts. 6 p.m., Friday, July 30. Jason Michael Carroll Saturday, July 31. Lifehouse
auGusT MPaC.–.Peter.Frampton. Sunday, August 1 at 7:30 pm. One of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. Tickets: $25.00, $38.50 and $43.00 biscuits.baseball www.BiscuitsBaseball.com August 4, Military night August 6, Country Night concert after the game August 18, Military night August 20, Fireworks August 21, Biscuits Iron Bowl night August 22, Kids day with Dora the Explorer & Kids run the bases
Montgomery.buckmasters.expo www.buckmasters.com Aug 20-22, Admission is a canned food item benefiting the Montgomery Chapter of The Salvation Army. Montgomery Convention Center, 201 Tallapoosa St. More than 30,000 consumers and hunters from around the country attend the expo. Activities include Buckmasters Trophy Records Scoring and Display; Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship where the country’s best 3-D archers compete for cash, prizes and the coveted title, and kids activities, including archery shooting and laser shot hunting and target simulating. 334-215-3337.
Sept 17-18, Hank Williams Museum--Come and celebrate Hank Williams 87th birthday with live music, and collectors fair. Fri., 6-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.- 3 p.m 334-262-3600. Admission charged.
F.scott.Fitzgerald’s.annual. birthday.Celebration Sept 25, F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum-Annual birthday celebration of “Great Gatsby” author F. Scott Fitzgerald, husband of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. 1-5 p.m. 334-264-4222. Admission charged.
biscuits.baseball www.BiscuitsBaseball.com September 1, Military Night September 2, Fireworks Montgomery.Jazz.on.the.Grass www.alabamajazzandblues.com Sept 6, Admission charged. Alabama Shakespeare Festival--Alabama’s official endof-summer celebration. Outdoor jazz and blues concert featuring local and nationally known artist. Local artisans, retailers and food vendors on site. Bring blankets/chairs and coolers. Sponsored by the Alabama Jazz and Blues Federation. Noon-7 p.m. 334-229-4708. Montgomery.labor.Day.at.Old.alabama.Town www.oldalabamatown.com or 888-240-1850 Sept 6, Return to the days before Labor Day was established in 1894 to learn how early Americans of all backgrounds toiled in 19th century Alabama. Picnic baskets and blankets are welcome. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Montgomery.ballet.and.the.beast www.montgomeryzoo.com Sept 10, Free. Montgomery Zoo--The City of Montgomery Zoo & The Montgomery Ballet joins force to bring a spectacular performance of Ballet & The Beast. 6 p.m. 334-240-4930. hank.Williams.87th.birthday.&. 7th.annual.Collectors.Fair www.thehankwilliamsmuseum.com
MPaC.–.Jamey.Johnson www.Ticketmaster.com September 24, 8:00 PM. Songwriter & musician, co-writer of CMA & ACM 2007 Song of the Year, “Give It Away”and many songs recorded by Trace Adkins, George Jones and Joe Nichols. Has recorded more than 40 songs in past year. Tickets: $26.50, $36.50 & 45
alabama.shakespeare.Festival. www.ASF.net The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years Sept. 24- Oct 3., Every year since Emancipation, the Nacirema Society of Montgomery, Alabama, introduces six elegant African-American debutantes to a world of wealth, privilege and social responsibility. This year, at its 100th anniversary, with young love brewing, old flames simmering and national media on hand-what could go awry? Plenty! Don’t miss this sparkling and sassy new romantic comedy that features television, film and Broadway star Jasmine Guy! alabama.shakespeare.Festival.–. a.a..Milne’s.The.house.at.Pooh.Corner www.ASF.net Sept. 25 - Oct 16, 2010, Saturdays ONLY! Christopher Robin is being sent away to school in Africa! Meanwhile, Eeyore needs a new house built so he doesn’t catch pneumonia! What to do? An emergency meeting has been called. Should everyone run away to the South Pole (the other side of the berry patch)? Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Kanga, Roo and Tigger have
big problems to solve in this entertaining and delightful slice of family fun.
OCTOber Montgomery.Montgomery.half.Marathon. www.montgomeryhalf.com Oct 2, Fee for participants only. Downtown Montgomery--The Montgomery Half-Marathon presented by Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and benefitting the Joy to Life Foundation is quickly becoming one of the premier running events in the south. With a half-marathon, 5K, and kids one-mile run, there’s something for everyone! 7 a.m. 205 870-7771. Montgomery.alabama.National.Fair www.alnationalfair.org Oct 8-17, Admission charged. Garrett Coliseum-Midway rides, main stage entertainment, food, information and commercial booths, kids area, livestoct and other competition, family faith day, etc. 334-272-6831 Davis.Theatre.for.the.Performing.arts Mon, Oct 11 at 7:30 pm; Thomas Hinds and the Montgomery Symphony will launch the 2010-2011 Season of Discovery with a pair of concertos by Sibelius and Dvorak when Violin Fellow Liana Gourdjia and Cello Fellow Laura Usiskin step to center stage. Montgomery.Zooboo. www.montgomeryzoo.com Oct 14-17, 21-24, 28-31, 334-240-4930. Montgomery Zoo--ZooBoo provides a fun filled evening of games, treats, and costumed characters, education presentations, and the traditional haunted ride. 6-9 p.m. Admission charged. Montgomery.Tavern.Fest,.9th.annual www.oldalabamatown.com Oct 30, 888-240-1850. Admission charged. Old Alabama Town--Enjoy the outdoor street festival’s sounds of fabulous bands and tease your palette with the guiltiest of Southern pleasures, plus craft beer tasting and fine wine. 7-10 p.m.
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park One Museum Drive Montgomery, Alabama 36117 334.240.4333 or mmfa.org
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