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All Things Happening in the Heart of Alabama

April 4 to May 4 INTO THE BREECHES:
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Montgomery, 1942: With the local playhouse’s director and actors off at war, the director’s wife sets out to produce an all-female version of Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Henry V. A hilarious and moving comedy about the transformative power of art. For more information, visit www.asf.net.

April 13 ALABAMA  BOOK FESTIVAL Old Alabama Town:
The annual Alabama Book Festival will once again be in historic downtown Montgomery at Old Alabama Town. With author readings, workshops, vendors and exhibitors, author signings and a lively activity area for children, this free public event is Alabama’s premier library event. For over a decade, this event has brought between 3,000 and 4,000 people to 301 Columbus Street in Montgomery, and this year’s festival is anticipated to draw the same, if not more, of a crowd.  It’s a day of fun for book lovers of all ages. For more information, visit alabamabookfestival.org or call 334.240.4500.

April 6, 27 and May 4, 5 WINNIE THE POOH Alabama Shakespeare Festival:
Join Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and friends in this charming musical adaptation of A.A. Milne’s classic stories. Winnie-the-Pooh spends his days searching for honey, doing his exercises, and playing with his best friends. Adventures ensue as a new animal — a kangaroo — moves to the forest! April 6: 10:00 a.m.; April 27: 10:00 a.m.; May 4: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.; May 5:  1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. Tickets range from $22 to $42. For more information, call 1.800.841.4273.

April 13, 20, 27 HARRIOTT II GETAWAY CRUISE Harriott II Riverboat:
Enjoy a Saturday afternoon aboard the Harriott II. Includes live entertainment, cash bar & concessions. $25 per adult and $15 per child. Visit funinmontgomery.com or call 334.625.2100, for more information.

April 10 to 14 MONTGOMERY BISCUITS  VS. BILOXI SHUCKERS Riverwalk Stadium Calling all baseball fans! Enjoy a night with family and friends watching the Biscuits play the Shuckers. Stick around after the game for an explosive fireworks show. Ticket prices vary. For more information, visit www.biscuitsbaseball.com.

April 11 to 25 AS YOU LIKE IT Alabama Shakespeare Festival One of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies, As You Like It is a beguiling game of love, desire, and mistaken identity that revels in the pleasure of life. Visit www.asf.net for ticket pricing or additional information.

April 12 WING FLING Southeastern Raptor Center 1350 Pratt-Careen Drive, Auburn Are you going to be in town for A-Day? Come out to the Southeastern Raptor Center for an educational presentation featuring owls, hawks, falcon, vultures, and an eagle! After the presentation, they will bring several of the raptors back out for photo opportunities! Cost of admission: $5 per person; children 3 and under are free. Presentation will start at 5 p.m. Gates will not open until 4 p.m.

April 12 to 13 2ND ANNUAL LUTZIE 5K Auburn University, Samford Hall:
This 3.1-mile timed race will take you all over Auburn University’s beautiful campus as we celebrate the legacy of former Auburn football player Philip Lutzenkirchen. The race is on the weekend of Auburn’s Spring Game, so we encourage you to bring your families out to support this great cause and celebrate Auburn University.

April 13 DADS AND DAUGHTERS SATURDAY (D.A.D.S.) Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library:
Calling all Fathers and Daughters to Dads and Daughters Saturday for storytimes, fun and laughs, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every second Saturday at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library. There will be singing, dancing and arts & crafts. So come visit and have an enjoyable time! Call 334.240.4999, for more information.

April 13 ALABAMA CATTLEWOMEN’S BEEFIT 5K Alabama Cattlemen’s Association:
Alabama CattleWomen’s Association inaugural BEEFit 5K will take you for a fun 5k run through Historic downtown Montgomery. The race will start and finish at the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association building on Bainbridge. Following the run all participants will be treated to a delicious and nutritious hamburger during the Post Run Beef Bash. Prizes will be awarded in male and female divisions with an overall for each. Money raised from the race will go to the ACWA’s scholarship funds. Every year $2500 is given out to help promote youth within the BEEF industry.  Awards will include medals, gift cards, and engraved Yeti cups. For more information, contact info4acwa@gmail.com. Event is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 13 AUTISM FUNKY FUN RUN Ida Bell Young Park:
Join the Autism Society of Alabama and let’s get funky as we bring autism awareness to the community. The Funky Fun Run, previously called the Walk for Autism, is the single-most powerful fundraising event in April that unifies thousands of participants statewide in support of the mission and projects of the Autism Society. Dress funky and in retro style. For more information, visit www.funkyfunrun.com. $30 includes t-shirt. 8 a.m.- 10 a.m.

April 13 5K DASH Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex:
Come Join us for the 2019 YMCA Strides For Kids 5K Dash. All proceeds from this event support the YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign. Every contribution to the Campaign, no matter the size, does its part to provide direct program support and financial assistance to families in our area. Our goal is that no one is denied an opportunity to play youth sports, because of the inability to pay. 8:30 a.m. (5K) 9:45 a.m. (1 Mile Fun Run). For entry cost or more information, contact Manny Sanchez at 334.396. 9754, or email: msanchez@ymcamontgomery.org.

April 13 ART-TIVISM Kress on Dexter Art + Activism is ART-tivism. ART—tivism was created to unify art and social responsibility. We are using art to focus on raising social, environmental, technical awareness and more. Our goal is to create a culture of change through conversations. ART-tivism is the new art! Ticket price is $10 in advance and $15 the day of. Tickets include art viewing and sampling of hors d’ouevres. For more information, go to http://art-tivism.com/index.html. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

April 14 HAMPSTEAD FOOD TRUCK TAKEOVER Hampstead Town Center:
Come join local Food Trucks for delicious street food in Hampstead. Enjoy local food, great drinks, parks and play space, and a walkable neighborhood. A variety of trucks may include Little Donkey, Wharf Casual Seafood, Smokin’ Wells BBQ, Sno Ta Go, Taqueria El Campesino, Fire Meats Wood LLC, Frios Gourmet Pops, That’s My Dog, Alabama Sweet Tea Co., Cheesecake Empori-Yum, and Dynamite Dogs. Enjoy craft beer, wine, and cocktails at the Town Center businesses including The Tipping Point (open for drinks and snacks – food truck food may be brought in) and TASTE serving Sunday Brunch. Call 334.270.6730, for more information. 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

April 17 BREWERY COMEDY TOUR Goat Haus Biergarten:
Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 900 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances. Call 334.625.9602, for more information.

April 18 NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Capri Theatre:
Napoleon doesn’t have much going for him. He’s sixteen, awkward, bullied, and his grandmother broke her coccyx. Enter: Deb, Pedro, and Napoleon’s uncle, Rico. Deb and Pedro become Napoleon’s friends, and Rico looks after Napoleon while Napoleon’s grandmother recovers. While babysitting, Rico drags Napoleon’s brother Kip into a get-rich-quick scheme. Visit www.caprithreatre.org for details and other great classics.

April 18 DOWNTOWN AUBURN  100 N. College Street:
Shop until you drop in downtown on Thursday, April 18, from 2-8 pm. Shoppers will enjoy exclusive discounts and refreshments at participating retailers. In addition to the awesome deals, shoppers will get a chance to win a downtown gift basket full of amazing gifts from local merchants.

April 20 DONALD E. DAVIS ARBORETUM 181 Garden Drive, Auburn:
Since the 1940s, the Auburn Azaleas have become a colorful tradition throughout the Auburn University campus. Bright bursts of orange, yellow, red and pink flowers make up the native azalea collection, which is one of the largest in the entire nation. Join us at the 2019 Auburn Azalea Festival – admission is free. The native plant sale will feature the Auburn Azalea series, food trucks, local artists and much more. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 20 38TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT Kiesel Park, 520 Chadwick Lane, Auburn:
The 38th Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Wells Fargo and Auburn Parks and Recreation will be hosted at beautiful Kiesel Park. This is one of the biggest Easter egg hunts in the area with more than 35, 000 eggs hidden over a four-acre area. Four “hunting grounds” are available for the following age groups: 3 & under, 46, 7-9, & 10-12 years of age. Come join us for some great musical entertainment, free sodas and balloons, and a chance to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny! The first age group will start at 10:30 a.m. sharp! Egg Hunt start times will be staggered by age group. Event is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 20 GARDEN TALK Alabama Shakespeare Festival:
Did you know that every plant and flower mentioned in Shakespeare’s works can be found in our Shakespeare Garden? The Shakespeare Garden features plants and flowers mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays, such as roses from Romeo & Juliet, narcissus from Anthony & Cleopatra and lavender from The Winter’s Tale. Bring your flower questions and gardening curiosities to Garden Talk with ASF Master Gardener Karen Weber on Saturday from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

April 20 BAMA CANNA’S SPRING FLING BEER COLLECTIBLE SHOW:
Alcazar Shrine Come out and enjoy this free event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. located at 555 Eastern Blvd. For more information, call 334.272.1823 or 334.285.7569.

April 25 BARREL OF BLUES 333 Mildred Street:
Barrel of Blues is the new signature fundraising event for Child Protect and is sure to be the party of the spring!! Enjoy a casual, entertaining evening with delicious food and beverages sponsored by ServisFirst Bank, a bourbon tasting, silent auction, and tunes by a blues band at the home of Korie & Christian Lowry in beautiful, historic Cottage Hill. Tickets are $75 and available on Eventbrite. Call 334.262.1220, for more information. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

April 25 to May 5 FLYIN’ WEST Cloverdale Playhouse:
Set in 1898, Flyin’ West is the story of female pioneers. Facing problems ranging from the inevitability of long, cold winters, to the possibility of domestic violence, to the continuing spectra of racial conflict, the women of Flyin’ West challenge archetypes in this powerful story of the strength of the female spirit. For ticket info, call 334.262.1530 or visit www.cloverdalepayhouse.org. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

April 25 MARSHALL TUCKER BAND Montgomery Performing Arts Centre:
In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. More than 40 years after forming, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to tour. Tickets range: $27 to $42. For more information, call 334.481.5100 or visit www.mpaconline.org.

April 26 SEAFOOD & ARTS FESTIVAL Union Station Train Shed:
Live entertainment, arts & craft vendors, seafood vendors and spirits. Entry fee for event will be donated to a non-profit organization. For more information and time frame, call 334.625.2114.

April 26 BO BIKES BAMA SILENT AUCTION Auburn Alumni Center:
Join legend Bo Jackson for a silent auction and reception the evening before the 8th annual Bo Bikes Bama charity bike ride. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine. Browse a silent auction with a variety of sports memorabilia, local items, experiences, and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available for sale at the door. Tickets are $100 per person. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

April 27 BO BIKES BAMA 2019 Auburn Arena:
This year, the eighth annual Bo Bikes Bama ride will return to Auburn, Alabama. Participating riders can choose either a 60mile or 20-mile route. Both routes will take riders through the campus of Auburn University, while the 60-mile route will carry riders through Tuskegee and neighboring Macon County. The online registration fees are $65 for the 60-mile ride and $45 for the 20-mile ride. Limited day-of registration is available inside of Auburn Area. Fees increase for day-of registration to $100 for the 60-mile ride and $65 for the 20-mile ride.  bobikesbama.com.

April 27 AUBURN CITYFEST Kiesel Park:
Auburn’s largest free outdoor festival will showcase live music, arts & crafts, fine arts vendors, children’s activities, food, and more! Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter CityFest is free to the public and is a rain or shine event. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 27 to 28 TROYFEST ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL Downtown Troy:
TroyFest, held in honor of Jean Lake, is the premier fine art & craft festival for the central Alabama region. The weekend long show draws upwards of 10,000 people to downtown Troy to celebrate the arts. As always, a wonderful selection of art, food, entertainment and activities will be offered for people of all ages. Come and join us in being a part of this year’s festivities. Admission is free. For more information, call 334.674.2455 or visit www.troyfestarts.com. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday: 1 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 27 MASTER GARDENERS ANNUAL PLANT SALE Frazer United Methodist Church:
The Capital City Master Gardeners are having their annual spring plant sale. Plants for sale include: heirloom plants, vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, ground covers, trees, shrubs, succulents, shade plants and house plants. Bring the kids for fun children’s gardening activities. Our Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer all gardening questions. For more information, contact Charlene Thomas 334.300.7135. This is a free event. 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

April 27 18TH ANNUAL WALK OF LIFE Tallapoosa Street:
The Walk of Life benefits The Joy to Life Foundation, which provides free mammograms and other breast cancer screenings, when necessary, to medically under-served women and men in Alabama. Since 2001, the Joy to Life Foundation has helped provide almost 100,000 mammograms. Please join us as we turn downtown Montgomery PINK! This is a family-friendly event so register your entire family and help fundraise to fight breast cancer! For more information, call 334.284.5433.

April 27 PIKE ROAD COMMUNITY YARD SALE  Pike Road Town Hall:
  Join us for the Annual Pike Road Community Yard Sale benefiting the Pike Road Lions Club. We expect a great crowd of shoppers and up to 80 vendors, so take advantage of this opportunity to sell your stuff or buy something new! Complete with music, sausage biscuits and other snacks, and a huge selection of items for sale, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to join your neighbors for a morning of fun. Event is from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

April 28 SANCTUARY SHOWDOWN 432 Goldthwaite St:
An original music competition open to artists of all ages and musical genres, individuals and groups alike. Invite your friends to come out and vote. Concessions and drinks will be for sale. Acts will advance from each show and prizes will be awarded at each level of competition with cash prizes at the finale. The grand prize will include studio time at Technical Earth Recorders. For more information, call 334.245.4546.

April 30 BREAKFAST WITH THE SCHOLARS Renaissance Montgomery Convention Center:
Join us for our 2nd Annual Breakfast With The Scholars, with special guest speaker Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. Bryan Stevenson wrote Just Mercy, a National Bestseller, and fights for equal justice for all. He recently opened the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Come hear him speak and support Valiant Cross Academy! Location: Exhibit Hall B/Renaissance. For more information, call 334.694.9200. 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

May 2 FAMILY SUNSHINE CENTER  RANCH ROUNDUP Hampstead Farm:
Join the Family Sunshine Center for the 6th annual Ranch Roundup Dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. benefiting the movement to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Hampstead Farms will be the host this year for an evening full of southern fun including great food, live music and a $10,000 drawdown. Tickets are $125 and include the drawdown entry. For more information, email jhartley@familysunshine.org. or call 334.206.2100.

May 4 FLIMP FESTIVAL Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts:
The Flimp Festival is the Museum’s annual public celebration of imagination, humor and creativity. Meant to bring out the artist in all of of us, Flimp nourishes our creative side and provides inspiration to make this world a more colorful place to live. Come rain or shine, this free event will take place. Some activities may be cancelled due to inclement weather. For more information, visit www.mmfa.org.

May 10 SWINGING FORE SENIORS GOLF CLASSIC Robert Trent Jones Capitol Hill:
Come enjoy a day on the green in support of MACOA and Meals on Wheels. The Swinging Fore Seniors 2019 Golf Classic will be held at the Senator Course at Robert Trent Jones Capitol Hill. Your participation will make a special difference in the lives of Seniors in our community. Awards will be presented for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, longest drive and the closest to pin and hole-in-one. Contact Chacolby Burns-Johnson, Development Coordinator, at 334.263.0532 or cjohnson@macoa.org for more information. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.macoa.org.

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