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1 May 2006

Late Spring and Early Summer 2006
Anniston Museum of Natural History
May-June Calendar of Events

Adventure Series: Trout Fishing Expedition
Thursday, May 4-Sunday, May 7, 2006
Join Naturalist Stephen Faughn for a "four day weekend" fishing trip to White River, Arkansas. This area is located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains and is known for world record Rainbow and Brown trout. Trip fee includes three nights in a mountain cabin, fishing permits, two meals and transportation. $350 per person; Deposit of $100 due to confirm reservation; paid in full by May 1st, 2006. For details call 256-237-6766.
Music at the Museum: Musical Safari
Sunday, May 7, 2006, 3pm
The 2006 season of the Music at the Museum Series comes to a conclusion with this wonderful free concert. This Musical Safari Honors Recital features the piano students of the Northeast Alabama Music Teachers Association. For more information call 256-237-6766.
Nature Tyme
Tuesday, May 9, 2006, 9-10am
Nature-loving fun for pre-school children and parents, grandparents or adult caregivers! Each month features a different science topic. Free with paid admission. Members are free. For more information call 256-237-6766.
Garden Party: Dinner & Spirits
Thursday night, May 11, 2006, 5:30pm-8pm
Co-chairs Millie Harris and Brenda Roberts invite you to join us for this wonderful "pre-tour" evening garden event. Tickets: $40 non-member; $30 member.

Garden & Home Tour and Picnic Lunch
Friday morning, May 12, 2006, 9a.m.-1 p.m.
Grand opening of the Zoo Garden
Tickets (limited to 100 guests): $30 non-member; $20 member. Drive yourself or reserve one of the limited van seats to be chauffeured from garden to garden in this fabulous tour of some of this area's lovely private gardens. Call June at 256-237-6766 to reserve your seat. Lisa Huckaby has scheduled some very special houses and gardens for this year's tour!
Plant Sale, Pre-sale for Garden Tour Attendees Only
Friday, May 12, 2006, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Plant Sale, with Master Gardeners, Open to the Public
Saturday, May 13, 2006, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
A perennial favorite of Museum members and area residents alike, the plant sale promises some unique finds for the plant lover in your household. Friday's sale is for tour attendees only, but Saturday's sale is open to the public and features plants from Calhoun County Master Gardeners. For more information call 256-237-6766.
Adventure Series:Fish Fry and a Float
May 20, 2006, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rain date May 27, 2006
This leisurely six mile paddle and float down Terrapin Creek wouldn't be the same without a mid-stream fish fry picnic. Experienced Museum staff members will guide this trip and prepare lunch. Participants may choose a sit-on-top kayak or a two-person canoe to float down this scenic Alabama waterway. Reservations required by May 12, 2006. $35/member; $45/non-member. For details call 256-237-6766.

H.O.G. Rally
Friday, June 2, 2006, 9am-2pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum of World History are special stops for Harley riders and other motorcycle enthusiasts in this fun event. Held in conjunction with the Alabama State H.O.G. Rally, participants who arrive with an official arm band receive free admission to both museums. With a special pre-printed ticket, they can also pick up a commemorative Museum lapel pin. Attendees without arm bands will pay admission and may purchase a pin.
Explorers Camp
Tuesday through Friday, June 6 - 9, 2006
8:30am-12:30 noon
Open to children entering 1st-3rd grade. Call for details. Cost: $65 per non-member child, $55 per member child.
Animal Encounters
Fridays, June 9th-July 28th, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Meet the Museum's live animals as you stroll through the exhibits. Trained youth volunteers will answer questions about habitat and behavior and let you touch the animals if you dare! Included in price of admission.
Jr. Naturalist Camp
Tuesday through Friday, June 13-16, 2006
Tu/Th, 8:30-12:30; W/F, 8:30-2:30 Field Days
Open to children entering 4th-6th grade. Call for details, Cost: $75 per non-member child, $65 per member child.

The Magic Within: An Egg-straordinary Journey
June 10, 2006-December 31, 2006
From courtship & nestbuilding to egg development & hatching, discover the magical journey of the humble egg. Climb into an Aerie (eagle's nest) for a bird's eye view. Learn the similarities between an egg and a space station. Explore an ostrich nest. Then create your own egg at the hands-on art station. Featuring some of the Museum's oldest eggs, as well as rare eggs and nests from around the world, this family friendly exhibit focuses on learning by reading and hands-on activities.

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