August 2015 Event Calendar

 

Ongoing

American Sport Art Museum and Archives

Located on the campus of the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, dedicated to the preservation of sports history, art, and literature. Exhibits spotlight visiting artists on a rotating basis, as well as our permanent collection of prints, sculpture, original paintings, photographs and other arts media.  Free admission.  Hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 1 Academy Drive, Daphne.  For more information call 251.626.3303 or visit www.asama.org.

 

Big Brother / Big Sister Mentors Needed

At-risk children at Summerdale School need volunteer Big Brother Big Sister mentors. “Bigs” have fun with a child one time a week, for one hour, on school grounds, during the school year by reading a story, working puzzles, playing catch, drawing, or just being a friend. Professional training and support are provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama YMCA, Inc.  For more information or to volunteer, contact Polly at 251-344-0536 ext. 104.

 

Eastern Shore Art Center

A non-profit arts organization located in beautiful downtown Fairhope, the Art Center houses four galleries with exhibits that change monthly, as well as a gallery featuring member artists’ work for sale. Admission is free. 401 Oak Street, Fairhope.  For more information call 251.928.2228 or visit www.eseartcenter.com.

 

The Exploreum

The Exploreum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. For tickets or more information visit www.exploreum.com or call 251-208-6873. 65 Government Street, Mobile. 

 

Fairhope Museum of History

The museum is full of artifacts from old Fairhope. You can see displays on Clay City, the Single Tax Association and the Civil War. You can also see personal belongings from some of Fairhope’s first families.  The museum is located in downtown Fairhope at 24 North Section Street. The museum is open Monday - Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 929-1474.

 

Marietta Johnson Museum

This museum was founded to preserve the oldest school building in Baldwin Country, which was founded in 1907 by famed educator Marietta Johnson.  Known as one of the first progressive schools in the world, the museum includes historic letters, documents, and artifacts from the school’s heyday, as well as biographical information about Marietta Johnson.  To learn more, visit www.mariettajohnson.org.  Open Mondays-Fridays from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Admission is free.  440 Fairhope Ave.  990-8601.

 

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Weeks Bay Reserve has a free educational interpretive center and two boardwalks.   The Interpretive Center houses a multitude of exhibits, habitat models, specimen collections and a diorama giving the visitor a better understanding about the value of estuaries, diversity of coastal wetlands, and a close-up look at living plants and animals of coastal Alabama.  Admission is free.  Hours are Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. 11300 US Highway 98, Fairhope.  For more information call 251.928-9792 or visit www.weeksbay.org.  

 

 

 

Saturday, August 1

Weeks Bay Foundation Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race

The 3rd annual Weeks Bay Foundation Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak race will be held on Saturday, August 1. Last year, we had about 100 paddlers turn out for a spin around a three-mile course in Weeks Bay that travels past an active bald eagle nest and some of the most pristine marsh left in coastal Alabama. We gave out 27 medals in nine categories, including first, second and third place for stand up paddleboards, unconventional crafts, canoes, men’s and women’s kayak, and juvenile. We will also include a more leisurely guided nature paddle around Weeks Bay this year, after last year’s nature paddle proved exceptionally popular. The crew from 17 Turtles Outfitters will be on hand to serve as expert guides. The race proceeds go toward our mission of protecting the Edges of Alabama’s coastal waters. That includes our maritime forests, marshes, and the wetlands along the rivers and creeks of Mobile and Baldwin counties. For more information, contact the Weeks Bay Foundation at 251-990-5004 or visit www.weeksbay.org.

 

Theatre 98 presents “The Game’s AFOOT”

Set in 1936, this comedy thriller is a fictional take on a real actor, William Gillette, famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on Broadway. What if a murder took place among his fellow actors at a convivial weekend at his country castle? You’ll be swept away for a wild and funny ride, with plot twists Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would never have dreamt up! Dates: July 23-26, July 29-August 2 at Theatre 98, (350 Morphy Avenue, Fairhope). Please visit www.theatre98.org for more information.

 

Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic

This fishing tournament will be held along the coastline of Bayou La Batre and the Gulf of Mexico. Join us with a shotgun start at 6:00am and compete for many different awards including Master and Junior Angler divisional titles. A full day of festivities including live music, food, cold spirits and tons of fun will be in store at tournament headquarters at the Bayou La Batre City Docks. Please visit www.BayouLaBatreKayakClassic.org for more information.

 

Team River Runners Fundraiser

The local Chapter of Team River Runners will be holding a fundraiser on August 1. Funds will be used to purchase the adaptive/specialty equipment needed to allow local veterans to enjoy future paddling events across the gulf-coast. The event will be held at the United States Sports Academy. Fired Up, Inc. will be doing the cooking, and Budweiser-Busch Distributing is donating adult beverages for the event. This event will be family friendly with games and events for all ages and abilities. Please join us in support of the many wounded veterans that live in the Mobile and Baldwin County areas. Ribs can be purchased ahead of time by visiting the Team River Runner Mobile/Daphne Chapter Facebook page. $30 per rack and $100 per case. Donations accepted. 

 

Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan

This one day living history event will remember the sacrifices of the United States Armed Forces and Confederate States Armed Forces during this pivotal naval battle and siege. Uniformed interpreters will bring the fort to life through demonstration of period drills on the fort’s parade ground as well as artillery demonstration at the water battery.  9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 110 Highway 180, Gulf Shores. Please call (251) 540-5257 or visit www.fort-morgan.org for more information.

 

 

Sunday, August 2

Theatre 98 presents “The Game’s AFOOT”

Set in 1936, this comedy thriller is a fictional take on a real actor, William Gillette, famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on Broadway. What if a murder took place among his fellow actors at a convivial weekend at his country castle? You’ll be swept away for a wild and funny ride, with plot twists Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would never have dreamt up! Dates: July 23-26, July 29-August 2 at Theatre 98, (350 Morphy Avenue, Fairhope). Please visit www.theatre98.org for more information.

 

5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Free. Location:  30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Please visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee “River Dreams”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free, family-friendly film.  In this week’s program, join Hunter Nichols as he sets out for the solo adventure of his life, paddling through Alabama from Birmingham to the Gulf, encountering storms, alligators, sickness and pollution. Free. Location:  30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Please visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, August 4

5 Rivers StoryTime: “Wemberly Worried” by Kevin Henkes

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime at 5 Rivers from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature based story followed by arts and crafts. In this week’s story, Wemberly is worrywart!  She is worried about spilling her juice, about shrinking in the bathtub, even about snakes in the radiator – but she is especially worried about her first day of school.  What will Wemberly do? 5 Rivers (30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort).  Please visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

5 Rivers Outdoor Adventure Night

Free, everyone is welcome.  Meet and mingle with local outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy monthly programs. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Mobile Bay Canoe and Kayak Club;  7 - 8:30 p.m. Mobile Bay Sierra Club. 5 Rivers (30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort).  Free.

 

 

Wednesday, August 5

Growing Up Wild

Growing Up Wild for Grades 1 -2 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. – “The Bee’s Knees”. Do honey bees have knees?  Why are honey bees so busy all of the time?  Is honey really bee vomit?  All these questions and more will be answered in this Growing Up Wild class! 5 Rivers (30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort).  Free, but registration is required.  To register, email Shonda at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 251-625-0814.

 

 

Thursday, August 6

Annual Professional Rodeo

The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation’s primary fundraiser is the Annual Professional Rodeo, an award-winning Professional Cowboy Association event at Foley Horse Arena, 113 E Rosetta Ave Foley.  The rodeo is held over a three-day period in an outdoor area, rain or shine, in August and attracts thousands of fans who cheer on professional cowboys and cowgirls from across the South. All proceeds from the 2015 rodeo benefit the Peer Helper Programs in Baldwin County Schools. Thursday, Friday & Saturday – Rodeo Begins at 8:00pm Nightly. Spectators will pay at gate – $12.00 adult, $6.00 children 4-12, age three and under free. 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Nightly – Kids Zone Activities. Kids Zone activities include face painting, tattoos, bouncy house, inflatable obstacle course and games! Free Horseback Rides compliments of Oak Hollow Farms 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. Thursday, August 6 -“Hometown Heroes” A tribute to our local heroes including all military and emergency service personnel. All service personnel are encouraged to wear their service memorabilia and will be recognized in the stands during the Pre-Rodeo festivities. Each hero can show his/her service ID or badge for free admission. Friday, August 7- “Tough Enough to Wear Pink”- Rodeo contestants wearing pink in honor of breast cancer survivors and research. To align with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in one of their greatest commitments, audience members will join the contestants in wearing pink for breast cancer awareness. Saturday, August 8 -“School Spirit” -Opportunity for young and old to support Baldwin County schools by wearing their team colors. Many different schools will be represented by audience members, showing their participation in this unified approach to peer support! Please visit jennifermoorefoundation.com.

 

Bellingrath Founders Day

Walter Duncan Bellingrath was born August 6, 1869. Celebrate Mr. Bellingrath’s 146th Birthday with us. Free Gardens admission for local residents (Mobile and Baldwin Counties). Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore. Please visit www.bellingrath.org for more information.

 

Sunset Festival – The Wharf

Every Thursday evening this summer starting at 4:30 p.m., join us at The Wharf for Sunset Festival.  Multiple live bands, street theater, master balloon artist, magicians, sound and light spectacular, car races – family fun for all. Dates: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27. Please call (251) 224-1000 for more information.

 

Glow in the Park Summer Movie Series

The City of Fairhope debuts a new “Glow in the Park Summer Movie Series,” guaranteed to light up your summer nights with three free family movies at Fairhopers Community Park on the first Thursdays in July, and August. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic (no alcohol or glass containers) and relax with the whole family. The movies will begin 15 minutes after sunset or approximately 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 6: “A Bug’s Life”. The merchants will have popcorn and refreshments available and will be giving away glow-in-the-dark items. All you need to do is grab a lawn chair, pack a picnic basket, and sit back and enjoy the show.

 

 

Friday, August 7

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Big Bad”

The most notorious criminal in the fairy-tale world, Big Bad Wolf, is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by the countless quirky characters he has wronged. Location: South Baldwin Community Theatre, 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Show dates: August 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7:30 p.m..  August 9 & 16 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

Annual Professional Rodeo

The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation’s primary fundraiser is the Annual Professional Rodeo, an award-winning Professional Cowboy Association event at Foley Horse Arena, 113 E Rosetta Ave Foley.  The rodeo is held over a three-day period in an outdoor area, rain or shine, in August and attracts thousands of fans who cheer on professional cowboys and cowgirls from across the South. All proceeds from the 2015 rodeo benefit the Peer Helper Programs in Baldwin County Schools. Thursday, Friday & Saturday – Rodeo Begins at 8:00pm Nightly. Spectators will pay at gate – $12.00 adult, $6.00 children 4-12, age three and under free. 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Nightly – Kids Zone Activities. Kids Zone activities include face painting, tattoos, bouncy house, inflatable obstacle course and games! Free Horseback Rides compliments of Oak Hollow Farms 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. Thursday, August 6 -“Hometown Heroes” A tribute to our local heroes including all military and emergency service personnel. All service personnel are encouraged to wear their service memorabilia and will be recognized in the stands during the Pre-Rodeo festivities. Each hero can show his/her service ID or badge for free admission. Friday, August 7- “Tough Enough to Wear Pink”- Rodeo contestants wearing pink in honor of breast cancer survivors and research. To align with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in one of their greatest commitments, audience members will join the contestants in wearing pink for breast cancer awareness. Saturday, August 8 -“School Spirit” -Opportunity for young and old to support Baldwin County schools by wearing their team colors. Many different schools will be represented by audience members, showing their participation in this unified approach to peer support! Please visit jennifermoorefoundation.com.

 

First Friday Art Walk - Fairhope

First Friday Art Walk is a community art and entertainment event held the first Friday of each month.  This event is free and open to the public. You may start your art walk by visiting the Eastern Shore Art Center. 6 - 8 p.m. Please call (251) 928-2228 for more information.

 

 

Saturday, August 8

Elderberry Festival at the Fairhope Museum History

The Fairhope Museum of History invites one and all to celebrate the humble elderberry at the 7th annual Elderberry Festival. Festivities run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum, with demonstrations, tastings, a pie-eating contest, music, and more throughout the day.

 

20th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament

Franklin Primary Health Center, Inc.’s 20th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. Join our Board Members, staff along with Retired NFL Players and local business associates as they enjoy a round of golf at the Robert Trent Jones, Magnolia Groves Course.  Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., Tee off at 8:00 a.m. This golf tournament, our largest and most successful fundraiser, helps us achieve our goal of making quality comprehensive health care services available, accessible and affordable to everyone. Proceeds from this event will assist in providing quality medical, vision and dental care to patients in Mobile, Baldwin, Choctaw, Escambia and Conecuh counties. For more information, please contact Kathy Perry at (251) 463-4327 or (251) 436-7765 (fax) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Gold Coast Coin and Currency Show

Join us from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for the Gold Coast Coin and Currency Show at the Foley Civic Center (407 E Laurel, Foley). For more information, please visit www.foleycoinshows.com. 

 

Annual Professional Rodeo

The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation’s primary fundraiser is the Annual Professional Rodeo, an award-winning Professional Cowboy Association event at Foley Horse Arena, 113 E Rosetta Ave Foley.  The rodeo is held over a three-day period in an outdoor area, rain or shine, in August and attracts thousands of fans who cheer on professional cowboys and cowgirls from across the South. All proceeds from the 2015 rodeo benefit the Peer Helper Programs in Baldwin County Schools. Thursday, Friday & Saturday – Rodeo Begins at 8:00pm Nightly. Spectators will pay at gate – $12.00 adult, $6.00 children 4-12, age three and under free. 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Nightly – Kids Zone Activities. Kids Zone activities include face painting, tattoos, bouncy house, inflatable obstacle course and games! Free Horseback Rides compliments of Oak Hollow Farms 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. Thursday, August 6 -“Hometown Heroes” A tribute to our local heroes including all military and emergency service personnel. All service personnel are encouraged to wear their service memorabilia and will be recognized in the stands during the Pre-Rodeo festivities. Each hero can show his/her service ID or badge for free admission. Friday, August 7- “Tough Enough to Wear Pink”- Rodeo contestants wearing pink in honor of breast cancer survivors and research. To align with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in one of their greatest commitments, audience members will join the contestants in wearing pink for breast cancer awareness. Saturday, August 8 -“School Spirit” -Opportunity for young and old to support Baldwin County schools by wearing their team colors. Many different schools will be represented by audience members, showing their participation in this unified approach to peer support! Please visit jennifermoorefoundation.com.

 

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Big Bad”

The most notorious criminal in the fairy-tale world, Big Bad Wolf, is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by the countless quirky characters he has wronged. Location: South Baldwin Community Theatre, 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Show dates: August 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7:30 p.m..  August 9 & 16 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

 

Sunday, August 9

Great Expectations Event

Infirmary Health invites expectant mothers, new mothers and hope-to-be moms, their friends and family to its annual Great Expectations event, to be held from 2 to 4 p.m., at Mobile Infirmary, North Baldwin Infirmary and Thomas Hospital. This premier pregnancy and parenting event, a one day extravaganza of “all things baby”, is not your typical mass-expo event. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit one-on-one with medical professionals, check out the finest baby products register for premiere services.  For more information, visit infirmaryhealth.org or call 251-435-3939.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee “Murder of Crows”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free, family-friendly film.  This week’s program explores a bird with a bad reputation.  Research, however, has shown that crows are among the most intelligent animals in the world. 5 Rivers (30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

Gold Coast Coin and Currency Show

Join us from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for the Gold Coast Coin and Currency Show at the Foley Civic Center (407 E Laurel, Foley). For more information, please visit www.foleycoinshows.com. 

 

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Big Bad”

The most notorious criminal in the fairy-tale world, Big Bad Wolf, is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by the countless quirky characters he has wronged. Location: South Baldwin Community Theatre, 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Show dates: August 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7:30 p.m..  August 9 & 16 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

 

Thursday, August 13

Eastern Shore Exchange Club presents Fashion Show 2015

The Eastern Shore Exchange Club presents Fashion Show 2015 to raise funds for the Family Center in their fight against child abuse.  The event is at The Venue (105 S. Section Street) in downtown Fairhope. The fashion show features items from Brown Eyed Girl, Kohl’s, Chico’s and Ann Taylor Loft. The event also includes a silent auction and a wine pull sponsored by Southern Napa. Call 251-423-1638 for tickets.

 

Sunset Festival – The Wharf

Every Thursday evening this summer starting at 4:30 p.m., join us at The Wharf for Sunset Festival.  Multiple live bands, street theater, master balloon artist, magicians, sound and light spectacular, car races – family fun for all. Dates: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27. Please call (251) 224-1000 for more information.

 

 

Saturday, August 15

Market Days at the Chamber

Join us from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at 301 McMeans Avenue, Bay Minette for Market Days at the Chamber.

Day of fun with kids activities, live music, food, yard sale, homemade produce, arts & crafts, antiques and more.

 

5 Rivers Presentation “Tales from the Hive:  Bees” 

2-3 p.m., all ages, free.  Honey bees are an insect that many of us learn about early in life.  Honey bee hives have provided humans with honey and wax for centuries, but it is probably their job as pollinators that makes them much more important to us.  Come take a peek inside the honey bee hive with 5 Rivers Educator and Beekeeper Mark Wetzel.   All ages, free, no registration required. 5 Rivers (30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort).  Please visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

Top of the Hops Beer Festival at The Wharf

Join us Saturday, from 4 - 8 p.m. on the Marina Lawn at the Wharf. Beer Festival will showcase the growing popularity of craft beers from around the country and the world in a relaxed and friendly environment. Patrons will receive a commemorative sampling mug and have access to unlimited, two-ounce sampling of over 150 craft beers in various Beer Gardens. The festival will also feature the Samuel Adams Brew University Education Area where patrons will enjoy beer seminars such as Cooking with Beer, Food Pairings, How to Brew Beer and other beer education sessions. Come enjoy the mass of craft beers with live music and fun games like corn hole. Please visit www.topofthehopsbeerfest.com for more information.

 

 

Sunday, August 16

5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond. 2 - 2:30 p.m. Free. 5 Rivers (30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee “America’s Amazon”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  This week’s program takes you on a journey through Alabama’s own Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.  See the beauty and the challenges this unique ecosystem faces. 5 Rivers (30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, August 18

5 Rivers StoryTime: “What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?”

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime at 5 Rivers from 10 - 11 a.m.  Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature based story followed by arts and crafts. In this week’s story, explore how animals use their noses, ears, tails, eyes, mouth and feet in very different ways. 5 Rivers (30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort).  Please visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

 

Thursday, August 20

Taste of Eastern Shore

The Taste of the Eastern Shore features great food from restaurants, catering, and beverage companies around Baldwin and Mobile Counties. Must 21 years old or older to attend and or serve on behalf of a company. Proceeds will benefit various organizations at Daphne High School.  Location: Daphne Civic Center - 2603 Hwy. 98, Daphne. For more information, please visit www.daphneciviccenter.org.

 

Girls of Fall -A Night of Football, Fashion, & Fun!

Join us from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Mobile Convention Center. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at door (First 100 to register online are entered to win a VIP Fan Package to 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl). This event will include Food, Beverages, Entertainment, Breakout Sessions that include Inside the Game, Rules of the Game, Tailgating/Party Tips, Football Fashion Show and Shopping. Please visit www.seniorbowl.com for more information.

 

Sunset Festival – The Wharf

Every Thursday evening this summer starting at 4:30 p.m., join us at The Wharf for Sunset Festival.  Multiple live bands, street theater, master balloon artist, magicians, sound and light spectacular, car races – family fun for all. Dates: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27. Please call (251) 224-1000 for more information.

 

 

Saturday, August 22

29th Annual Grand Summer Ball

The 29th Annual Grand Summer Ball will take place at the historic Marriott Grand Hotel in Point Clear. Proceeds from this year’s event will help fund the “Life-It’s Worth Giving” birth center expansion campaign. Please visit www.infirmaryhealth.org/foundations/thomas-hospital/special-events for more information.

 

Lawn Mower Racing at the Foley Horse Arena in Alabama

It’s time to head to the races, lawnmower races that is, as the USLMRA plows into Foley, Alabama for the STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series. “Professional” lawn mower racers will compete for bragging rights, lawn ornaments and coveted trophies as they go head to head on August 22-23 at The Foley Horse Arena. Lawn mower racing is a true passion sport both for the racers and its fans who participate for the love of competition, sportsmanship and camaraderie,” said Kerry Evans, USLMRA Vice President. “We’re excited to mow our way into Foley and discover our next champion blade runner.” Location: Foley Horse Arena - 113 E Rosetta Ave, Foley. Please visit www.letsmow.com for more information.

 

John Hiatt and The Combo and Taj Mahal Trio

HUKA Entertainment Presents John Hiatt and The Combo and Taj Mahal trio at the Saenger Theatre, 6

South Joachim Street, Mobile. Please visit www.mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

Alabama Shakes – The Wharf

C Spire Concert Series presents: Alabama Shakes and very special guests Drive-By Truckers at 8:00 p.m. at

The Wharf (23325 Amphitheater Drive, Orange Beach). Please visit ticketmaster.com for more information.

 

 

Sunday, August 23

5 Rivers KID’S Sunday Matinee Disney’s, “The Emperor’s New Groove”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  This week’s program is a Disney favorite about a South American emperor that experiences a reversal of fortune when his advisor turns him into a llama. 5 Rivers (30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort). ).  Please visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

Lawn Mower Racing at the Foley Horse Arena in Alabama

It’s time to head to the races, lawnmower races that is, as the USLMRA plows into Foley, Alabama for the STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series. “Professional” lawn mower racers will compete for bragging rights, lawn ornaments and coveted trophies as they go head to head on August 22-23 at The Foley Horse Arena. Lawn mower racing is a true passion sport both for the racers and its fans who participate for the love of competition, sportsmanship and camaraderie,” said Kerry Evans, USLMRA Vice President. “We’re excited to mow our way into Foley and discover our next champion blade runner.” Location: Foley Horse Arena - 113 E Rosetta Ave, Foley. Please visit www.letsmow.com for more information.

 

 

Thursday, August 27

Sunset Festival – The Wharf

Every Thursday evening this summer starting at 4:30 p.m., join us at The Wharf for Sunset Festival.  Multiple live bands, street theater, master balloon artist, magicians, sound and light spectacular, car races – family fun for all. Dates: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27. Please call (251) 224-1000 for more information.

 

 

Friday, August 28

Reel Hope Classic Fishing Tournament

The inaugural Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament is set for August 28-29 at the Orange Beach Marina (27075 Marina Road).  This event hosted by the Mobile Big Game Fishing Club, will benefit patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. The Reel Hope Classic will kick off the tournament weekend with the Captains’ Meeting and pre-party at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Orange Beach Marina. Participating crew members can bring one guest each to enjoy dinner, drinks, live music, and a live auction. On Saturday, four-man teams can compete in categories including inshore fishing for $250 per boat and offshore fishing for $500 per boat.

A jackpot category is also available for an additional $25 per boat. All boats must be under the bridge at Orange Beach Marina by 6 p.m. Weigh-in will run from 4-8 p.m. Individuals can register under the “Land Lubber” category to fish from the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores for $25 per person. To register or get more information about the tournament, visit give.childrensal.org/reelhope or call Kerrie Benson at (251) 610-4969. Further updates can also be found on the event’s Facebook page (facebook.com/ReelHopeClassic).

 

 

Saturday, August 29

2015’s STAAR Ride

2015’s STAAR is the inaugural ride benefiting Royal Family KIDS Camp 218, who has been awarded a State of Alabama Governor’s Commendation, recognizing Royal Family KIDS Camps for their dedication in confronting child abuse and helping to change the lives of abused, neglected and abandoned kids in the State of Alabama.  This is a statewide ride from Madison, Alabama to Gulf Shores, Alabama. The $40 per bike registration includes the cost of the ride, 1 official 2015 STAAR patch, lunch along the route and a live concert featuring Simplified, at Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s in Gulf Shores.  Register ONLINE at http://palmerdale.royalfamilykids.org/staar-ride/ ($2 added for processing).  Registration forms can also be requested by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 205-681-9766 x 10.

 

The Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Mims

The annual commemoration and living history weekend is held the last weekend in August from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This 202nd event will be a historic and educational family experience. Located in North Baldwin County, 12 miles north of Stockton on Hwy. 59 then west 3 miles on Co. Rd. 80. The weekend includes Living History, Displays; Crafts of early 1800’s including covered wagons, arrowheads, wool spinning, blacksmithing, quilting, period music, basketry, pottery, watercolors, skinning, flint-napping, Creek Indian games; cultural presentation, period weapons; clothing.  Please visit www.fortmims.org for more information.

 

Reel Hope Classic Fishing Tournament

The inaugural Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament is set for August 28-29 at the Orange Beach Marina (27075 Marina Road).  This event hosted by the Mobile Big Game Fishing Club, will benefit patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. The Reel Hope Classic will kick off the tournament weekend with the Captains’ Meeting and pre-party at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Orange Beach Marina. Participating crew members can bring one guest each to enjoy dinner, drinks, live music, and a live auction. On Saturday, four-man teams can compete in categories including inshore fishing for $250 per boat and offshore fishing for $500 per boat.

A jackpot category is also available for an additional $25 per boat. All boats must be under the bridge at Orange Beach Marina by 6 p.m. Weigh-in will run from 4-8 p.m. Individuals can register under the “Land Lubber” category to fish from the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores for $25 per person. To register or get more information about the tournament, visit give.childrensal.org/reelhope or call Kerrie Benson at (251) 610-4969. Further updates can also be found on the event’s Facebook page (facebook.com/ReelHopeClassic).

 

 

Sunday, August 30

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee “Animal Misfits”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  This week’s program looks at a collection of implausible creatures at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival.  Somehow these creatures are able to thrive, and prove that being different and highly specialized can give you an edge. 5 Rivers (30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort). ).  Please visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

The Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Mims

The inaugural Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament is set for August 28-29 at the Orange Beach Marina (27075 Marina Road).  This event hosted by the Mobile Big Game Fishing Club, will benefit patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. The Reel Hope Classic will kick off the tournament weekend with the Captains’ Meeting and pre-party at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Orange Beach Marina. Participating crew members can bring one guest each to enjoy dinner, drinks, live music, and a live auction. On Saturday, four-man teams can compete in categories including inshore fishing for $250 per boat and offshore fishing for $500 per boat.

A jackpot category is also available for an additional $25 per boat. All boats must be under the bridge at Orange Beach Marina by 6 p.m. Weigh-in will run from 4-8 p.m. Individuals can register under the “Land Lubber” category to fish from the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores for $25 per person. To register or get more information about the tournament, visit give.childrensal.org/reelhope or call Kerrie Benson at (251) 610-4969. Further updates can also be found on the event’s Facebook page (facebook.com/ReelHopeClassic).

 

 

Thursday, September 3

17th Annual Chef Challenge

The 17th annual Chef Challenge will be held at the Alabama Cruise Terminal in Mobile. Guests will enjoy the favorite dishes of some of our area’s most prestigious chefs, live entertainment by Roman Street, a vast silent auction, and complimentary beer, wine and spirits. All proceeds from Chef Challenge are used to help those in need within our 24-county service area along the Central Gulf Coast. If you’d like more information about Chef Challenge, or if you are interested in participating, contact Stephanie Snyder at (251) 653-1617 ext. 141 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

Friday, September 4

First Friday Art Walk - Fairhope

First Friday Art Walk is a community art and entertainment event held the first Friday of each month. This event is free and open to the public. You may start your art walk by visiting the Eastern Shore Art Center.  6 - 8 p.m. Please call (251) 928-2228 for more information.

 

 

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