By Erin Murray, Army Flier Staff WriterAugust 18, 2011
FORT RUCKER, Ala., August 18, 2011 -- A week of celebration events for adults, children and Families will commemorate the Landing Zone's second birthday Aug. 20-26.
The birthday week kicks off with a free performance by Dueling Pianos on Saturday and continues with food, live entertainment and door prize drawings throughout the week.
Dueling Pianos, featuring Tony T. and Wildman Joe, comes to the Landing ballroom Saturday at 8 p.m. as a part of the duo's tour of military installations all over the country. Their stop on Fort Rucker coincides with the Landing Zone's birthday week, and serves as the perfect kickoff for a week of celebrations, said Janice Erdlitz of DFMWR marketing. Both pianists will play many different types of music in the show, which is described by Army Entertainment as a "high energy, all request, sing-along, comedy piano show." Adults 18 and older that enjoy a night of musical fun should not miss Saturday's performance.
"We really expect it to be an incredible show," said Erdlitz.
Celebrations continue at the Family-friendly magic character dining on Tuesday. Parents are encouraged to order an entrée and let children 12 and under enjoy a free meal from the kid's buffet. During dinner, Titan Magic's magicians will perform on stage while characters from popular television and films serve and entertain children.
In addition to nightly entertainment, The Landing Zone will have specials on whiskey-marinated wings Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. and ladies-only appetizer specials during the live entertainment Friday night. People of all ages can also enjoy free birthday cake during lunch and dinner Friday.
The Landing Zone and DFMWR hope that the community will "come out and join the party, and have good times with great friends," Erdlitz said.
For more information on the Landing Zone's birthday events, call 598-8025 or 255-9810.