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As May gets ready to descend upon us, there is still time to check out some April offerings in a city not too far from Montgomery.
Recently, my reporting duties have had me spending a lot of time in Elmore County, with Wetumpka serving as the main hub. Though I’m still learning the ins and outs of the small city, I’ve come to realize there is much more to do than I previously thought.
One venue I highly recommend is Gold Star Park, a walking and picnic area that overlooks the Coosa River. The Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce is currently hosting the Brown Bag Concert Series held at noon on Fridays in April.
The event is basically an excuse to get outside during the lunch hour, one I took advantage of a couple weeks ago. There were plenty of people out with their kids and others out with their bosses, all enjoying live music and relaxing in the nice weather.
There is no charge to attend the concert, and attendees can bring their own lunch or purchase a combo meal at the park. Tomorrow is the last edition and will feature the Redland Elementary Show Choir.
In walking distance to Gold Star Park is the Wetumpka Theatre, home of the Wetumpka Depot Players. The featured play this month is “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
The theater puts a musical spin on the biblical story of Joseph, as all the dialogue in the play is presented in song. I was able to catch a little bit of the performance earlier this month and was surprised at how seamless the songs transitioned and enjoyed the mix of musical styles presented, including a country line dance.
The final nights of the play are tonight through Saturday, with tickets available online at www.wetumpkadepot .com or by calling 868-1440.
And while there is no music or acting featured, the state walking tours are still a fun way to get outdoors. Presented throughout Saturdays in April, the Wetumpka walking tour focuses on different aspects in and around the downtown area.
The final installment will focus on the antebellum churches and businesses on the west side of town. Montgomery and Prattville also have similar tours, all scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
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