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Book Lovers Celebrate April

Book Lovers Celebrate April

By on 6 April, 2012 in Carole King, Fun with 2 Comments

April in Montgomery is becoming a literary Mecca! The seventh annual Alabama Book Festival will once again be at Old Alabama Town on Saturday, April 21. With more than 40 vendors, exhibitors, and presentations, this free public event is the state’s premier book festival, with over 5,000 people converging in the capital to meet with and […]

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Bunnies and Books

Bunnies and Books

By on 4 April, 2012 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

It’s that time again—the Old Alabama Town Revue is this Thursday night April 5, 7:00 in the Old Church in Old Alabama Town on Columbus Street. The theme recognizes the upcoming Easter holiday weekend and the upcoming Alabama Book Festival on April 21—also located in Old Alabama Town. Tim Henderson, Toni Wood-Meyer and yours truly […]

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Fiber Arts Fest Prevents Unwinding, Warping

Fiber Arts Fest Prevents Unwinding, Warping

By on 2 March, 2012 in Art, Carole King, Fun with 0 Comments

In coffee shops and bookstores all over Montgomery pockets of artsy knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and interested learners are emerging as the “fiber trend” continues to gain momentum. This interest in our rich local fiber tradition will be celebrated at the Festival of Alabama Fiber Arts to be held at Old Alabama Town on Friday and […]

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Dog Days at Old Alabama Town

Dog Days at Old Alabama Town

By on 13 July, 2011 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Dog Days are here. Running from July 3 to Aug 11, they mark summer’s most sultry spell. The brightest star in the sky during this time, Sirius, rises with the sizzling sun and challenges the moon on these hot nights. Sirius means “scorching.” It is known as the “dog star” and is part of the […]

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Better SAFE than Sorry

Better SAFE than Sorry

By on 27 June, 2011 in Art, Karren Pell with 1 Comment

Maybe you got tied up elsewhere and missed the “Fiberpalooza” event at Old Alabama Town on June 11, but let me throw you a line: The good news is you can still see the exhibit, “Warped, Twisted, and Tangled,” in the Loeb Welcome Center. The title should be a clue that the creators, the South […]

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Summertime!

Summertime!

By on 18 May, 2011 in Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

“Summertime and the living is easy,” the song says. Well, not always so easy here in Alabama, fighting heat and mosquitos and, oh yeah, the kids are out of school. Well, I don’t have any quick fixes for heat or mosquitos, but I know about a couple of summer programs where young people will have […]

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Words and Music

Words and Music

By on 24 March, 2011 in Art, Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

March is coming to a close, and, if I remember right, it will go out like a lamb and bring some great spring weather. April is always a busy month and two events get Midtown’s eventful spring off to a good start. Check your calendar for Thursday, April 7th, and mark the date for “The […]

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Let the Good Times Roll

Let the Good Times Roll

By on 17 February, 2011 in Art, Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

It is hard to be cool. And if you try hard, then you will never be cool. But I know some place to go where just being there is cool: the cigar box exhibit and concert. An entire plethora of cigar box guitars and even an amplifier are on exhibit at the Loeb Reception Building […]

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Ready for Romance?

Ready for Romance?

By on 26 January, 2011 in Art, Food, Fun, Holidays, Karren Pell, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

The temperatures may be cold, but here are some ways to warm up your darlin’s heart for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day, you protest — it’s three weeks away! Yes, but reservations go quickly, and this is my only blog before my “Sweetheart Show,” so let’s think now about fun and love in Midtown. Ready to […]

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Rescued Relics

Rescued Relics

Preservation in Recycling Form! As city budget cuts took their toll on our operations here at Old Alabama Town, we looked at innovative ways to produce income and become more involved with the preservation community. Several years ago, Landmarks Foundation initiated an innovative recycling historic preservation project called Rescued Relics to compliment our restoration efforts. […]

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