Thursday, July 15, 2010

Celebrate Opelika

Looks like Downtown Opelika will be having a big shin-dig this Saturday starting at 10 am with the last event scheduled at 7pm. There are supposed to be arts and crafts vendor out and looks like lots of fun events scheduled.

Earth Fare

Even though organic produce and healthy foods are often more expensive, I  am seeing the value in it more and more these days.  For those other thrifters trying to fit wholesome food in under budget here are a couple of tidbits about Earthfare. 

If you sign up for their newsletter they will send coupons into your inbox.  (you can look at the latest batch here).

Thursday nights kids eat free from 4 - 8 at their deli.  I am told that this is up to 6 kids per adult meal.  You can't really beat that if you have kids!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Owl Release July 8th

Here's the info:

The Southeastern Raptor Center, in collaboration with the City of Auburn Parks and Recreation Department, will release owls into the wild atKiesel Park on Thursday, July 8. The center will host an educational program at 6:30 p.m., followed by the owl release at 7 p.m. Citizens are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the scenery at Kiesel Park while taking part in this unique event.

The majority of the birds to be released are barred and Eastern screech owls. “Most of these birds were healthy fledglings that were mistaken for orphans,” said Liz Crandall, veterinary technician with the Southeastern Raptor Center.
Crandall will talk about not removing young, healthy wildlife; a history of the birds being released; and raptors. Two red-tailed hawks, used for educational purposes, will also be on hand.
The mission of the center’s rehabilitation section is to rehabilitate injured, ill, or orphaned birds of prey. Annually, the Southeastern Raptor Center takes in between 200 and 275 birds of prey from across the Southeast. Birds are generally brought in by members of the public, a network of southeastern rehabilitators and educational facilities, and state and federal agencies.
“Most of the birds come from within a 60-mile radius,” said Crandall.
The Southeastern Raptor Center is part of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please call 334-844-3698.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Art Exhibit at Jan Dempsey

Here's the info:

The Auburn Arts Association is currently hosting the Photography Invitational I, featuring photographs by John Shadrick and Hank Siegel, on display now through July 19 at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center. Don't miss your opportunity to view the exhibition and meet the artists at a reception on Saturday, July 10 from 3 - 5 p.m. at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center Art Gallery. The reception is free to the public.
Admission to the Art Gallery at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center is free and open to the public Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, please contact the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center at 501-2963 or visit