Second Saturday at Pioneer Park

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The Whistle Stop Pickers will be presenting Celtic/Irish music on their dulcimers at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka.

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The Lee County Historical Society

The Second Saturday in March, March 13, at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka will have an Irish theme. At noon, an Irish-themed lunch will be served from the Cook House and The Whistle Stop Pickers will present Celtic/Irish music from the Pavilion stage at 1 p.m. Come early and enjoy a garden walk ‘n’ talk with Dr. Charles Mitchell at 9 a.m. with the Heirloom Camellia Garden as a focus. At 10 a.m., a new Mountain Dulcimer class will begin. Loaner instruments are available. Class will meet every Saturday for six weeks. Contact Deborah McCord at 334-703-3646 if you are interested. The class is limited to 10 people. On the second Saturday of every month, volunteers and re-enactors gather at Pioneer Park to demonstrate their arts and crafts. Blacksmiths are usually working at the forge, spinners and weavers are upstairs in the Trade Center, and someone is always cooking up a period meal in the Cook House or outdoors over an open fire. The Trade Center Museum and other museums are open to the public from 9 a.m. until mid-afternoon. Pioneer Park and Second Saturdays are hosted by the Lee County Historical Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, presentation and education about local history. All visitors are urged to wear masks and a keep social distance. Most activities will be outdoors, weather permitting. More information can be found at www.leecountyhistoricalsociety.org/.

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