Fitzgerald Fun

By on 14 June, 2017 in Art, Fun, Historic Midtown with 0 Comments

This weekend’s going to be hopping over at Montgomery’s own Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. First, we’ve got Yoga With Zelda on Saturday – it’s a $10 donation to the museum to get your bliss on with the staff of Montgomery’s Yoga Wellness Center. That class is from 4:30-5:45, and you can expect to leave energized and relaxed to face down the rest of your weekend. The Yoga Wellness Center has recently moved its operations over to The Sanctuary at the Jubilee Community Center, and you can see the rest of their class schedule here.

Then, on Sunday you can return to see author Bruce Grimshaw, visiting all the way from Australia, present his paper on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story “May Day” at 4:00. First, there will be a light reception, and then attendees will hear Grimshaw’s talk setting Fitzgerald’s story in a global context. Grimshaw argues, in part, that the anti-Bolshevik riots that occurred in Australia in 1919 at the same time the story was written have similarities with the events motivating Fitzgerald’s story. He’ll talk about socio-economic class and friendship in the context of Fitzgerald’s work. The presentation is a sneak preview of a talk Grimshaw will give at the Fitzgerald Society Conference in St. Paul this June. Event details are here on Facebook – make sure you show up to show how welcome our international visitors are!

We don’t say enough here at MML about how lucky we are to have the Fitzgerald Museum here in town. It’s a jewel of a place over on Felder, and everyone we know who has visited says they’re genuinely glad to have gone. The museum itself is open from 10-3 Tuesday-Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. In this season where everyone’s trying to find things to do with their children now that school’s out, why not consider a trip to educate kids about some of Montgomery’s true literary legends?

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