Top 10 Events of the Month in Alabama: January 2009

A Town of the Creek Nation, 1790
Birmingham; Jan. 1 – Dec. 31
This interactive, hands-on exhibition introduces families, children, educators, and students to the beautiful art and design of the Creek people.

Winter Camellia Display
Mobile; Jan. 1 – Feb. 28
See Bellingrath’s famed camellias and a winter garden filled with the blooms of ornamental kale, mustard, pansies, violas, etc.

Hank Williams 56th Anniversary Memorial
Montgomery; Jan. 1
Visit Oakwood for a memorial at 10 a.m., then enjoy entertainment at the museum.

Eagle Awareness Weekend
Guntersville; Jan. 2-31
One of America’s greatest symbols, the American Bald Eagle is the focus of this interpretive program. Enjoy fireside chats, guided interpretive programs at various Bald Eagle nesting sites and knowledgable guest speakers.

“My Body Works” Exhibit
Mobile; Jan. 10 – Dec. 31
The exhibit will feature nearly 50 interactive health-science exhibits and will open as the most technologically advanced health gallery in the country. Highlights of the gallery include state-of-the-art technology that will be on display for the first time in any museum or science center in the world.


ArchiTreats: Food For Thought: “The Land of Alabama”
Montgomery; Jan. 15
Celebrating the Year of Alabama History each talk presents an overview of events in periods of Alabama History.


“Civil War Camp of Instruction”

Dauphin Island; Jan. 17
Experience “a Day in the Life of the Civil War Soldiers” as they go
about their daily routines. There will be instructions on Camp Duties,
firing of Weapons, and Artillery Drill.


Reflect and Rejoice: A Community’s Tribute to MLK

Birmingham; Jan. 18
A musical concert featuring the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Presented
by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Alys Stephens Center and the
Alabama Symphony Orchestra.


Senior Bowl

Mobile; Jan. 24
The 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl is the nation’s unique football game
and football’s premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the
country’s best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft
prospects on teams representing the North and South, which are coached
by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams.


Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival

Brundidge ; Jan. 30-31
Enjoy supper and storytelling featuring nationally acclaimed
storytellers Donald Davis, Bil Lepp, Carmen Deedy, and Kathryn Tucker
Windham.

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