September 2014 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. 

 

 

Tuesday, September 2

Fairhope Museum of History Hosting “Tea for Two”

Each Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., the Museum (24 N. Section St., Fairhope) hosts a ‘tea’ where guests enjoy a cup of delicious Baldwin County tea, cookies and a lecture on an interesting aspect of Fairhope history. These very popular afternoon events are sponsored by the Friends of the Museum group. The schedule for September is as follows: September 2 Curt Cochran will be the speaker; September 9 Gigi Hackford, part owner and manager of Fairhope Artist Gallery, specializes in American flag patriotic art; September 16, Pam Jones, current Principal at Marietta Johnson School of Organic Education, will come and tell us about the latest projects and activities at the school; September 23, Rochelle McKee, lifelong Fairhope resident will speak on her life in Fairhope; September 30, Taney Brazeal, former manager of Schermer Pecan Company, who later managed his own business, Gulf Farms, buying the Schermer business. The Fairhope Museum of History invites everyone to attend for colorful, interesting and entertaining afternoons at the museum. For more information on the upcoming “Tea for Two” programs, call the Fairhope Museum of History at (251) 929-1471.

 

5 Rivers StoryTime “Three Little Gators” by Helen Ketteman

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. This week, a retelling of an old favorite, substituting three little gators and a big bottomed boar rather than the traditional pigs and wolves! Located at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Causeway. For more information call 251-625.0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com.

 

5 Rivers Outdoor Adventure Night

Free, everyone is welcome. Meet and mingle with local outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy monthly programs. 6-7 p.m. Alabama Hiking Trail Society. 7-8:30 p.m. Mobile Bay Canoe and Kayak Club.  7-8:30 p.m.Mobile Bay Sierra Club. Located at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Causeway. For more information call 251-625.0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com.

 

Wednesday, September 3

Team Warriors 4EVER

The Orange Beach TeamWarriors4EVER team has partnered with Tacky Jack’s, a local restaurant, where we will be staging a run every Wednesday. TeamWarriors4EVER is a non-profit organization aimed at raising money and awareness for wounded and/or fallen veterans and their families while promoting activity thru team and individual sports.  Time is 6:30 PM.  For more information, visit www.teamwarriors4ever.com.

 

Thursday, September 4

16th Annual Chefs Challenge

Join Bay Area Food Bank as they kick off Hunger Action Month with the 16th Annual Chef Challenge – A Challenge to End Hunger from 6-9 p.m. at the Alabama Cruise Terminal. Guests will enjoy cuisine from some of our area’s most celebrated chefs, live music from Roman Street, and a vast silent auction. Admission is $50 per person in advance and $60 per person the day of the event. Ticket information is available online www.bayareafoodbank.org or by contacting Stephanie Snyder at (251) 653-1617 ext. 141. All proceeds from Chef Challenge will be used by the food bank to continue distributing food to those in need throughout the Central Gulf Coast.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County Presents Artfully Sweet

Artfully Sweet, an exquisite evening of Decadent Desserts & Re-purposed Art with a hint of Vino & Stout at Oak Hollow Farms (14210 Greeno Road, Fairhope) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at our ReStore for $25 per person. Please join us for this wonderful evening! Please call (251) 943-7268 for more information.

 

MOMS Club of Daphne, Popsicles at the Fountains

Join us for popsicles and fun at the Eastern Shore Centre Fountains from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Come meet us and learn about the events and activities we enjoy as a group. We are a club aimed at supporting stay at home moms with kids from birth to elementary school. For more information visit our website at www.momsclubofdaphne.webs.com.

 

Friday, September 5

First Friday ArtWalk

On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 400 plus visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors. Artwalk is held from 6-8 p.m. and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more information call (251) 928-2228.

 

92 ZEW Brown Bag Lunch

Come enjoy lunch every Friday for 9 Weeks at the Windmill Market in Fairhope, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, September 6

2014 Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon

The Triathlon begins early Saturday morning with a 1.5k swim in the Gulf of Mexico, a 40k bike ride through the state park and finishes with a 10k scenic run. The”Tri-it-on” Triathlon begins with a 300 yard swim a 9 mile bike ride and a 2 mile run. Join us for the awards ceremony and post race party at The Hangout. For more information, please call  (251) 948-3030 or visit www.team-magic.com.

 

The Fab Four – Ultimate Tribute

AEG Live & Huka Entertainment present The Fab Four (Tribute To The Beatles) at the Saenger Theatre (6 South Joachim St, Mobile). If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Please visit www.mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

SFEEF is hosting “Study Secrets to Great Success”

A 4-hour seminar that teaches students good study habits, time management, test taking strategies, goal setting, & reading comprehension. This seminar will be held 1-5 p.m., in the library at Spanish Fort High School. Open to grades 8-12. The cost is $50 per student. Snacks will be provided. Please visit our website, sfeef.com for more information.

 

Sunday, September 7

5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet

2-2:30 p.m. Free. 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. Located at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Causeway. For more information call 251-625.0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “More Than Honey”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family friendly film. The films play throughout the day. This week’s movie examines the disappearance of honeybee populations worldwide. Located at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Causeway. For more information call 251-625.0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com.

 

Tuesday, September 9

Fairhope Museum of History Hosts “Tea for Two”

See September 2 for more information.

 

5 Rivers Outdoor Adventure Night

Free, everyone is welcome. Meet and mingle with local outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy monthly programs. 6-7 p.m.  Alabama Hiking Trail Society; 7-8:30 p.m. Mobile Bay Audubon Society. Located at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Causeway. For more information call 251-625.0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com.

 

Wednesday, September 10

Team Warriors 4EVER

See September 3 for more information.

 

Thursday, September 11

10th Annual L.A. Songwriters’ Festival

Original songwriters from the Eastern Shore, Lower Alabama, Nashville and beyond are participating in this exciting three-day event at the American Legion (700 S. Mobile St., Fairhope) on beautiful Mobile Bay. Vendor exhibits, festival activities, food and other events throughout. Please visit www.lasongwritersfestival.com for more information.

 

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Saenger

Tedeschi Trucks Band concert at the Saenger (6 South Joachim St.) at 8 p.m. Please visit www.mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

Friday, September 12

South Baldwin Theatre presents “And Then There Were None”

Widely considered Agatha Christie’s masterpiece and described by her as the most difficult of her books to write, “Ten Little Indians” is the story of ten guilty strangers trapped on an island.  One by one, they are accused of murder and, one by one, they start to die! South Baldwin Community Theatre, 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Show dates: September 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m.  September 14 & 21  (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.  Visit www.sbct.biz for more information.

 

21st Annual National Shrimp Festival Golf Tournament for Education

Held at Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, Gulf Shores, AL.  Please contact Ann VonEberstein & Lauren Turner (251) 968-6091 for more information. 

 

10th Annual L.A. Songwriters’ Festival

See September 11 for more information.

 

92 ZEW Brown Bag Lunch

See September 5 for more information.

 

Saturday, September 13

Opening Night: Mobile Symphony

There is no better way to open our 14-15 season than with “An American in Paris” by the incomparable George Gershwin, and Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto” performed by rising superstar Benjamin Beilman. Rounding out this exciting first concert of the season is de Falla’s brilliant and colorful orchestral suite, “The Three Cornered Hat”. 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 on Sunday at the Mobile Saenger Theatre (6 Joachim Street).  Please visit www.mobilesymphony.org for more information. 

 

10th Annual L.A. Songwriters’ Festival

See September 11 for more information.

 

South Baldwin Theatre presents “And Then There Were None”

See September 12 for more information.

 

Sunday, September 14

United Way of Baldwin County Annual Kick-Off Luncheon

The United Way of Baldwin County Annual Kick-Off Luncheon will be held at the Daphne Civic Center from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Cost - $25. For more information, please call (251) 943-2110 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

5 Rivers Growing Up Wild: Raptors

Join us at 5 Rivers Delta (30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort) from 1-2 p.m. for 5 Rivers Growing Up Wild. Please call (251) 625-0814 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 

Opening Night: Mobile Symphony

See September 13 for more information.

 

South Baldwin Theatre presents “And Then There Were None”

See September 12 for more information.

 

5 Rivers Growing Up Wild, “Raptors”

1-2:30 p.m.  Kindergarten-Grade 2, Registration Required, Free.  Learn about our feathered friends that hunt with razor-sharp talons and hooked beaks. Call 625-0814 to register. Located at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Causeway. For more information call 251-625.0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “Life of Birds: Meat Eaters”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family friendly film. The films play throughout the day. This week, from the meat-eating Kea parrot of New Zealand, to African eagles that prey on monkeys and flamingos, see the strategies that some birds use to find and catch their prey including tracking by ultraviolet vision! Located at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Causeway. For more information call 251-625.0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com.

 

Tuesday, September 16

Fairhope Museum of History Hosts “Tea for Two”

See September 2 for more information.

 

5 Rivers StoryTime “Wow! Said the Owl” by Tim Hopgood

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime at 5 Rivers. 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. This week, follow a curious little owl determined to see what the world looks like during the day. Located at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Causeway. For more information call 251-625.0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com.

 

Wednesday, September 17

Team Warriors 4EVER

See September 3 for more information.

 

Thursday, September 18

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser

Wind Creek Casino presents Girls Just Wanna Have Fun benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Alabama Cruise Terminal. This “must do” event is an evening for ladies 21 years of age and older and features heavy hors d’oeuvres from local area chefs and restaurants, McTinis and an unforgettable evening of manicures, make-overs, shopping, entertainment and more. To purchase tickets, please visit www.rmhcmobile.org or call (251) 694-6873.

 

Ship Shape for School : Planning for a Great School Year

Workshop for parents of dyslexic students, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Read-Write’s Daphne Office, 1048 Stanton Road Suite G. Cost $10. Register at www.dyslexiaspecialist.net. Parents will learn concrete strategies for partnering with their child’s school and teachers.

 

Friday, September 19

Black Jacket Symphony presents Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”

The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through the recreation of classic albums as a live performance. A selected album is performed in its entirety, by a group of hand-picked musicians, specifically selected for each album. This show takes place at the Saenger Theatre (6 South Joachim St., Mobile) at 8:00 p.m. Please visit www.mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

Friday Art Walk – Foley

On the 3rd Friday of every month Downtown Foley businesses host an open house evening starting at around 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. or later. Enjoy exhibits from local artist, special events and longer hours. If you are interested in exhibiting your art/craft or being a vendor, please connect with a participating business or connect with us on Facebook. This month the Performing Arts Center (foleyartcenter.com) will be raffling a live flower centerpiece created by McKenzie Street Florists—Free. Downtown Foley. Please visit www.visitfoley.org for more information.

 

3rd Annual Golf Scramble benefiting All About Dogs Coastal Rescue

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is served 10:30 a.m. - Noon.  Shotgun start begins at Noon.  18 hole, four player scramble. $100 per player ($400 per team) Includes green fee, cart, range balls, lunch and prizes! Hole N One prizes include: $10,000 Cash, a set of Callaway Irons, Sharp LCD Screen TV, Round trip domestic airfare for two. Awards and Prizes immediately after golf.  Craft Farms Golf Resort Gulf Shores. Please visit www.allaboutdogscr.com for more information.

 

92 ZEW Brown Bag Lunch

See September 5 for more information.

 

South Baldwin Theatre presents “And Then There Were None”

See September 12 for more information.

 

Saturday, September 20

Sesame Street Live, Make A New Friend

Come join us at the Mobile Civic Center for Sesame Street Live, Make a Friend at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please visit www.mobilecivicctr.com for more information.

 

27th Annual Coastal Cleanup

8 a.m. - noon. Show your support and concern for Alabama’s waterways by participating in the 27th  Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup.  You or your organization can make a difference by volunteering to clean up our cherished coastal area. Please visit www.alabamacoastalcleanup.com for more information.

 

Jubilee Race for Life 5K Race & 1-Mile Fun Run

Race for life benefits Bayside Medical Missions which provides surgeries for persons of limited resources.  Start, finish, and race activities at 1515 6th Street, Daphne - Daphne Baptist Church. Register by mail (entries should be postmarked by September 13), in person at McCoy Outdoor or Run-N-Tri in Mobile or Running Wild in Fairhope until noon on Thursday, September 18, or online (http://jubileeraceforlife.eventbrite.com) until 4 AM, Friday, September 19. Packet pick-up and late registration at Daphne Baptist Church from 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Wear your purple and help raise awareness at the inaugural Eastern Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This promises to be an anticipated annual event for the entire family. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., the opening ceremony is at 8:45 a.m. and the walk will start at 9 a.m. Walk starts at the Fairhope Pier 3 Beach Rd, Fairhope. Please visit http://act.alz.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_homepage for more information. 

 

Antique Tractor Parade – Robertsdale

The schedule of events and attractions for the  Annual Baldwin County Fair begins with a parade in downtown Robertsdale (Highway 59) at 10:00 a.m. The South Alabama Antique Tractor and Engine Club organized this event, parading restored farm tractors to the delight of the owners and their audiences as well. Please visit baldwincofair.com/Home.aspx for more information.

 

Market Days at the Chamber – Bay Minette

Join us from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 301 McMeans Avenue, Bay Minette for produce, antiques, handmade items, yard sale, arts & crafts, kid’s activities, live music, lunch plates and more. Please call (251) 937-5665 for more information.

 

South Baldwin Theatre presents “And Then There Were None”

See September 12 for more information.

 

Sunday, September 21

South Baldwin Theatre presents “And Then There Were None”

See September 12 for more information.

 

5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet 2-2:30 p.m. Free.  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. Located at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Causeway. For more information call 251-625.0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “Last Call at the Oasis”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family friendly film. The films play throughout the day. This week, explore the global water crisis, examining deficiencies in the supply service as well as communities affected by water shortages. Located at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Causeway. For more information call 251-625.0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com.

 

Tuesday, September 23

Baldwin County Fair

Join us from September 23-September 27 for the Baldwin County Fair at 19477 Fairground Road,  Robertsdale. Fair Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4 to 11 p.m., Friday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. Please visit baldwincofair.com/Home.aspx for more information and for a schedule of events.

 

Vintage Inspiration: The Brides of Downton Abbey

The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion will host an exciting fundraiser featuring Cornelia Powell, nationally known author. Please join Ms. Powell for an entertaining look at behind-the-scenes stories and images of the wildly popular PBS series “Downton Abbey” as well as hearing intriguing bits of fashion history, tiara legends, wedding folklore, and much more! We will have a morning coffee and afternoon tea.  Admission will be charged for this wonderful fundraiser and seating is limited. Admission includes Ms. Powell’s excellent presentation, a tour of the mansion, refreshments and food, shopping in our gift shop, and a book signing opportunity with Cornelia Powell! Bragg-Mitchell Mansion – 1906 Springhill Avenue, Mobile. For more information, please visit www.braggmitchellmansion.com.

 

Fairhope Museum of History Hosts “Tea for Two”

See September 2 for more information.

 

Wednesday, September 24

Team Warriors 4EVER

See September 3 for more information.

 

Baldwin County Fair

See September 23 for more information.

 

Thursday, September 25

Fairhope Fall Outdoor Farmer’s Market

Thursday Afternoons from September 25 – November 6, and Open 3:00 p.m. until sundown behind the Public Library on Bancroft Street. The market will feature local farmers, bakers, fresh produce, fresh cut flowers, local honey, plants, baked goods and more! The Fairhope Public Library will hold story times and children’s activities at 4 p.m. each Thursday at the market.

 

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event presented by Mercedes-Benz of Mobile will be Sept. 25-27. The three-day event will combine delicious food, tantalizing wines, live entertainment with a pinch of southern flair and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality. Numerous wine and culinary events during the event offer opportunities for foodies, wine connoisseurs and those who want to learn more about wine and culinary arts. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster and at The Wharf Box Office. A limited number of tickets will be available. Visit The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary event on Facebook for a current list of events, menus, wine distributors and more event information.

 

Baldwin County Fair

See September 23 for more information.

 

Friday, September 26

Black-Out Cancer Ball

The Black-Out Cancer Ball, formerly Baldwin County Gala, is one of the most exciting fundraising events in Baldwin County. The evening is packed with dancing, entertainment, an honoree presentation, dining, auctions and everyone wears BLACK! The event will offer elegant surroundings, scrumptious foods, fragrant wines, and a night of revelry and merrymaking. The American Cancer Society will continue to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people to stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against a disease that has taken too many lives. Location: Fairhope Civic Center (161 N Section Street, Fairhope) from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Visit www.blackoutcancerball.org  for more information.

 

Baldwin County Fair

See September 23 for more information.

 

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

See September 25 for more information.

 

92 ZEW Brown Bag Lunch

See September 5 for more information.

 

 

Saturday, September 27

26th Annual Jubilee Festival

Join us for the 26th Annual Jubilee Festival. The Jubilee Festival is an Eastern Shore tradition that offers fine art, crafts, great entertainment and great food in Olde Towne Daphne. A large screen TV will be set up in the City Council Chambers for the football fans to watch their favorite teams play. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Please call (251) 621-8222 for more information.

 

MDA Muscle Walk

Join us for the South Alabama MDA Coast Muscle Walk from 8 - 11 a.m. at Hank Aaron Stadium. MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. Participate as an individual or organize a team and “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference” for MDA families in your area! Please visit walk.mda.org for more information.

 

Delta Dash

Experience the Delta like never before. A 5K obstacle course race designed to challenge the heart, body and soul. The goal is simple…provide participants of all lifestyles and ages with an opportunity to test endurance, stamina, resilience, quick decision making skills, animal instinct and the ability to enjoy a face-full of mud, leaves or whatever else the terrain throws their way. The race will begin and end at Lower Bryants Landing in Stockton AL. Proceeds will benefit the North Baldwin Young Professionals Scholarship Fund and the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce. Please visit deltadash.org for more information.

 

Baldwin County Fair

See September 23 for more information.

 

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

See September 25 for more information.

 

Sunday, September 28

26th Annual Jubilee Festival

See September 27 for more information.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “The Inexplicable Universe with Neil DeGrasse Tyson”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family friendly film. The films play throughout the day. This week, host Tyson reveals how cutting edge technology enables modern scientists to explore the wonders of the universe as never before. Located at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Causeway. For more information call 251-625.0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com.

 

Tuesday, September 30

Fairhope Museum of History Hosts “Tea for Two”

See September 2 for more information.

 

Looking Forward...

Wednesday, October 1.  Team Warriors 4EVER

See September 3 for more information.

 

Thursday, October 2.  11th Annual Alabama Coastal Birdfest

Join us for the 11th Annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest on October 2–4.  Alabama Coastal BirdFest is going strong as it enters its second decade! This year’s event includes expertly guided, fun trips on foot and by boat to favorite birding spots along the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, with several new trips, including two sunset cruises (one in the Delta, one on Weeks Bay), and a Northbound Adventure Cruise that can taken by itself of combined with the popular Bottle Creek Indian Mounds Adventure. Please visit www.alabamacoastalbirdfest.com for more information.

 

Fairhope Fall Outdoor Farmer’s Market

See September 25 for more information.

 

Friday, October 3.  First Friday ArtWalk

On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 400 plus visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors. Artwalk is held from 6 to 8 p.m. and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more information call  (251) 928-2228.

 

Friday, October 3. 20th Annual Bayfest Music Festival

BayFest will celebrate its 20th anniversary on October 3-5, with an expected crowd of more than 200,000 guests, who will make merry in the streets of Downtown Mobile and experience continues music throughout the festival weekend. BayFest offers continuous music for every taste, including country, classic rock, alternative, pop, jazz, R&B, rap, gospel, modern rock and more. One of the festival’s stages, the Launching Pad, is specifically designed to spotlight local and regional talent and showcase acts who aspire for musical greatness. The event also includes a family activity area that has garnered rave reviews -  For more information, please visit www.bayfest.com. 

 

Friday, October 3. 11th Annual Alabama Coastal Birdfest

See October 2 for more information.

 

Friday, October 3. 92 ZEW Brown Bag Lunch

See September 5 for more information.

 

Saturday, October 4.  32nd Annual Grand Festival of Art

32nd Annual Grand Festival of Art takes place Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th in downtown Fairhope,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The show features more than 70 local, regional, national and international artists with more than 20,000 visitors expected. Visitors will find woodworking, blown glass, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography and even children’s activities! 
It is a part of a fun-filled weekend known as “Fall Into Fairhope” that includes the First Friday Art Walk, Grand Festival of Books, Alabama Coastal BirdFest, Mullet Run and Baldwin Pops Founder’s Day Concert.

 

Saturday, October 4. Mullet Run for Bay Art

The 5K and 10K benefit youth public art. Race starts at 8:30am on Bancroft Street.  Please visit www.thebayartproject.org/mullet-run.html for more information.

 

Saturday, October 4. Marsh Madness Fishing Tournament

The Marsh Madness Fishing Tournament is  a fundraising event for the Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation. Anglers will be fishing for 3 species: Flounder, Speckled Trout, & Red Fish with prizes awarded for each category, as well as a 3 Fish Creel & Optional team. Calcutta are also included. Fishing starts at 5 a.m., weigh-in 1-4 p.m. After party includes: Food, fun, & football. Captain’s meeting will take place at Laps Grocery & Grill on Friday night October 3 from 7-11 p.m. All net proceeds benefit the 4 Spanish Fort schools. For additional information regarding participation or sponsorship, please visit our website at: sfeef.com  or contact Sandy Cooke @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Saturday, October 4. South Bay Communities Alliance Swamp Fest

There will be live entertainment, remote control racing for the kids, Arts & Crafts and hayrides. Cruise on in and be a part of the Motorcycle and Classic Car Shows. Go spoon to spatula for the best Gumbo Title in the Swampfest Gumbo Cook Off. BBQ Plates and hotdogs for the kids. Starts at 10 a.m. Please visit www.bayoulabatreareachamber.org for more information.

 

Saturday, October 4. 26th Annual Taste of the Bayou

Dozens of chefs from around the Gulf Coast will meet at the Bayou La Batre Community Center (12745 Padgett Switch Road, Irvington) to face off for a year’s worth of bragging rights as to who can prepare the best seafood dishes around. Sample fabulous food prepared with the freshest ingredients harvested in our own backyard . . . the Gulf of Mexico. Make sure to see Kay Robertson, the star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty as she will be a celebrity guest speaker for the 2014 event! 6-10 p.m.  Please visit tasteofthebayou.org for more information.

 

Saturday, October 4. Creek Crawl - Foley

Crawl, Climb and Run through 400 acres of trails on this 5K Obstacle Race!  Don’t be afraid of getting a little muddy!  The 5 mile race will challenge racers on 25 obstacles and be limited to ages 14 and up.  All finishers of this race will receive medals.  The 5K course will include at least 15 obstacles of varying difficulty.  This family friendly event is for racers 10 years and older. Races will begin with 5 mile Individual Heats at 8:00 AM, 5K Team Heats at 9:00 AM, and 5K Individual Heats at 9:30.  This event takes place at Graham Creek Nature Preserve at 23460 Wolf Bay Drive, Foley.  Please visit www.active.com for more information.

 

Saturday, October 4. 1st Annual Gulf Coast Gospel Jubilee

This event is being held for the benefit of The Light House and the C.A.R.E  House of Baldwin County. All the proceeds and donations will go to these two organizations. Join us for music, food, arts & crafts and more.  10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Foley Soccer Fields at Foley Sports Complex 998 W. Section Ave., Foley.

 

Saturday, October 4.  11th Annual Alabama Coastal Birdfest

See October 2 for more information.

 

Saturday, October 4.  20th Annual Bayfest Music Festival

See October 4 for more information.

 

Sunday, October 5.  Baldwin Pops Concert

Baldwin Pops Founders Day Concert will take place at 6 p.m. at Henry George Park in Fairhope. Please call (251) 928-3754 for more information.

 

Sunday, October 5. 32nd Annual Grand Festival of Art

See October 4 for more information.

 

Sunday, October 5. 20th Annual Bayfest Music Festival

See October 4 for more information.

 

Wednesday, October 8.  Team Warriors 4EVER

See September 3 for more information.

 

Thursday, October 9.  American Cancer Society Vintage Affair Gala and Late Night Party

Join the American Cancer Society in a spectacular event to create a world with more birthdays! Mingle among community leaders at one of Mobile’s premier philanthropic events. An evening filled with elegant hors d’oeuvres from Clifton Morrissette, the smooth sounds of Swing Mobile and exciting silent and live auctions! Wine tasting of varieties awaits you provided by Mobile’s Red or White! Let’s join together to save lives... even if it takes all night! The Alabama Cruise Terminal from 6 p.m. - 12 midnight. Tickets to the Vintage Affair are $100 and include entry to Late Night Party. Tickets to the Late Night Party only, from 9:00 p.m. – midnight, are $30 per person. Please visit gala.acsevents.org for more information. 

 

Thursday, October 9. 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival

The 2014 National Shrimp Festival will be held October 9-12. Savor fresh from the gulf seafood at the 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional and local acts. Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouthwatering delights. New activities this year include: “Outdoor World” and “Shrimp Festival Idol”. Outdoor World will feature fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor vendors and activities. Shrimp Festival Idol will be an “American Idol” type competition where high school singers from seven local schools will compete in elimination rounds to find out who will become Shrimp Festival Idol. Families can enter the annual sand sculpture contest on Saturday, Oct. 11th & Kids can take part in a myriad of activities in the newly relocated Children’s Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more. Runner and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races to help work off some of the great food at the festival. All net proceeds of the Run will be donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment, benefiting the local Gulf Shores & Orange Beach public schools. Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose. Please visit www.myshrimpfestival.com for more information.

 

Saturday, October 11. Heart of Dixie Marching Festival

The Pride of Prattville Marching Band would like to cordially invite you to the Heart of Dixie Marching Festival at Stanley Jensen Stadium in Prattville. It will be a fun filled day watching competing high school bands from all over Alabama. We would love to have your high school band come to our lovely city and participate. Please contact the Band Director, Mr. Chris King at 334-365-8804 or at prattvillebands.com if you would like your band to participate. For those that like to watch band competitions we welcome you as well. Start times will be announced on our web page prattvillebands.com as we get closer to the date of the festival. We look forward to seeing many different bands and spectators at our Heart of Dixie Marching Festival.

 

 

 

 

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