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Alabama Weekend Roundup: February 15-17, 2019

Time for the Alabama Weekend Roundup. This weekly post highlights different and unique events across Alabama or near Alabama that you should consider attending. So for this weekend, here are some events you should consider going too!

February 16 – Anniston Museum’s Black Heritage Festival – Longleaf Botanical Gardens – Anniston, AL

Anniston Museum’s Black Heritage Festival is one of Northeast Alabama’s oldest continuing Black History Month celebrations. The heart of the festival is the student Oration Competition, in which young people from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade recite works of poetry and prose by noted African-American authors. Working from memory, these talented students compete for cash prizes in each age group. However, every participant wins the bigger prize of self-assurance and self-confidence as they take to the stage in front of a huge live audience to perform. Another important portion of the festival is live music and song, generally provided by a noted university choir. A variety of vendors will offer African and African-American themed wares, and lunch will be available from an on-site food vendor as well. Admission to the Black Heritage Festival is free. The event is held annually on the third Saturday of February.

Learn more at: https://exploreamag.org/event/39th-annual-black-heritage-festival/

February 16 – Tropical Vow Renewal at LuLu’s – Gulf Shores, AL

11th Annual Tropical Vow Renewal, Saturday February 16th, 2019…2pm on LuLu’s Beach Free… Flowers for the “Brides” Wedding Vow Certificates Wedding Cake & Champagne Toast Fun Dance Music!

Learn more at: https://lulubuffett.com/gulf-shores/

February 16 – Animal Enrichment Day – Montgomery Zoo, Montgomery, AL

More than 20 species will take part in the semi-annual event, including the sloth bear, lemurs, cheetahs, and elephants. Presented in the form of special toys, unique scents, puzzles, boxed goodies or food treats, the enrichment items provide Zoo animals with both mental and physical exercise. Our animals’ well-being, health, and happiness is supported through opportunities to smell novel scents, taste different flavors, and explore new puzzles. The goal of Animal Enrichment Day is to safely stimulate and reproduce behaviors that are natural for each animal in the wild. Placing different stimuli in the animals’ environment allows animals to use their five basic senses while they exercise. It is a lot of trial and error, but it is always fun.

Learn more at: http://www.montgomeryzoo.com/