13 October, 2015
6:30 PM
The Division of Economic Development and Outreach at The University of West Alabama, Station 45, Livingston, AL Join us

Join us:


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Tuesday, October 13 

6:30-9 p.m.

Black Belt Garden Gazebo

A night of unique live entertainment featuring local music, poetry and readings.

Admission: No charge.

Sponsor: University of West Alabama’s Garden.

For more information, contact John Rhodes at205.499.9338/email

or Creed Robbins at205.499.5637/emailrobbinsc2@uwa.edu.

Click here to view an event flyer.


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Tuesday, October 20 

7:30-9 p.m.

Black Belt Garden

Join the Center for the Study of the Black Belt’s Black Belt Garden Flashlight Tour for an evening of animals, insects and plants. Learn about the unique natural and cultural diversity of the Black Belt. Enjoy owls from the Alabama 4-H Raptor Trek program and hear ghost lore from a local storyteller. Please bring a flashlight and wear outdoor appropriate clothing and shoes. Click here to view an event flyer.

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Flint-Knapping Demonstration

Friday, Oct. 16

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. – University of West Alabama

For over 2 million years, one of the most important survival skills that our ancestors had to learn was how to make a stone tool. Stone knives, spear points, drills, awls, hide scrapers, and dozens of other tools were essential to life, so understanding how these tools were made is necessary for understanding life in the past. Trying to replicate these tools is also helpful for archaeologists trying to interpret how they were used and made. Steven Meredith, archaeologist and regional manager at Panamerican Consultants, Inc., will demonstrate. Free flint-knapping kits are available to the first 20 participants.

Location: Truelove Place, University of West Alabama, Student Union Drive, Livingston.

Admission: No charge.

Sponsor: University of West Alabama’s Black Belt Museum.

For more information, call Dr. Ashley Dumas at205.652.3830 or email adumas@uwa.edu.

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