This class will introduce you to the bodhrán- the Irish frame drum that is the heartbeat of Trad music. No experience necessary!
In this 3 hour class, you will gain an introduction to my technique that is perfect for any skill level. Students will learn about wire quality, hardness, and how to use specific tools for specific purposes. At the end of class, you will have a beautiful copper bracelet.
Join us for Birding at Burritt as we chase away the winter blahs. Our fun-filled day of bird watching includes learning about falconry, Audubon Society-led hikes, and a special Bird Encounter nature program. Birding at Burritt runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on January 22, 2022. This event is included in general admission and is free for Burritt members. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate. Carol Speegle will teach about Falconry 10:30am-10:55am Learn about the art of Falconry and have an up close meeting with her friend Knight a Gyr/ Peregrine hybrid falcon.
On February 2, 1887, Groundhog Day was celebrated for the first time at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Groundhog Day is a day to take everything a little less seriously and break up the winter monotony. Celebrate this tradition at Burritt on the Mountain with Alabama’s true weather forecasting groundhog Smith Lake Jake. According to legend, if Smith Lake Jake sees his shadow, he’ll return to his den and winter will continue for another six weeks. If he doesn’t see his shadow, spring will arrive early. Celebration includes live music, hot cocoa, cookies and groundhog themed crafts.
Celebrate African American Heritage at Burritt on the Mountain Saturday February 5, 10am-4pm Bring your family to Burritt on The Mountain as we celebrate African American Heritage for Black History Month. Events will include a quilt artist discussion and presentations about the history of Black education in our area, both in Rosenwald Schools and higher education. Families can join us for hands-on activities in our replica 1918 Rosenwald Schoolhouse presented by Burritt Education Staff. Families can also try the modern treasure hunt called geocaching using GPS technology as you learn about Dr.