December 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, December 2

5 Rivers Outdoor Adventure Night

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. Free, everyone is welcome. Location: 30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort. Please call (251) 625-0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

 

Wednesday, December 3

Aaron Neville Concert – The Wharf

The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber will present Grammy Award-winning artist Aaron Neville in a concert to kick-off the 2014 Coastal Christmas season at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. The Orange Beach performance will feature a combination of his hits and “Christmas Classics” in his unique style. Tickets for the concert are $50 for general admission. There will be a limited number of preferred seating tickets for $100. For more information, visit www.alabamacoastalchristmas.com or call (251) 259-5512.

 

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 Wed. 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.

 

 

Thursday, December 4

7th Annual A Chocolate Affair

Family Promise of Baldwin County will host its 7th Annual A Chocolate Affair from 6-9 p.m. at the Foley Civic Center. Money raised will benefit a program for homeless families with children. In addition to heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts from local restaurants, the evening will include live music and a live/silent auction along with other activities. Door prizes will also be presented during this evening of fellowship and fun wrapped in the magic of the Christmas Spirit. Tickets are $25 per person and available for purchase online at familypromisebc.org or by calling (251) 947-5641.

 

 

Friday, December 5

First Friday Art Walk

On the first Friday of every month Downtown Fairhope welcomes 400 plus visitors from 6-8 p.m. free of charge, for exhibit openings, special concerts and much more. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors, live entertainment and special promotions.

 

South Baldwin Community Theater - “Cinderella”

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance.  South Baldwin Community Theatre 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Dates: December 5, 6, 12 & 13 @ 7:30 p.m. December 7 & 14 (Sunday) @ 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

Jerrod Nieman in Concert

Don’t miss this outstanding show by the talented country music artist. $37.70 - $47.90. Saenger Theatre (6 S. Joachim St., Mobile) Please visit mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

Taste of the Islands – The Wharf

The Mystical Order of Mirams preset the Taste of the Islands, a tropical affair offering local cuisine, cocktails, entertainment and a silent auction to benefit Toys for Tots. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. at the Orange Beach Convention Center at The Wharf. $50 per person.  Tickets may be purchased at www.mirams.info.

 

 

Saturday, December 6

Daphne Winter Bazaar

Original Arts & Crafts at the Daphne Art Center, 1704 6th St., Daphne. Free Face Painting, Crafts for Kids, Music & More. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please call (251) 621-0659 for more information.

 

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Cinderella”

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance.  South Baldwin Community Theatre 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Dates: December 5, 6, 12 & 13 @ 7:30 p.m. December 7 & 14 (Sunday) @ 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

 

Sunday, December 7

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 at 2:00-2:30 p.m. Free. 30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort. Please call (251) 625-0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “My Life as a Turkey”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort. Please call (251) 625-0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Cinderella”

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance.  South Baldwin Community Theatre 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Dates: December 5, 6, 12 & 13 @ 7:30 p.m. December 7 & 14 (Sunday) @ 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, December 9

5 Rivers Outdoor Adventure Night

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. Free, everyone is welcome. 30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort. Please call (251) 625-0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

 

Wednesday, December 10

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 Wed. 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.

 

 

Friday, December 12

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Cinderella”

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance.  South Baldwin Community Theatre 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Dates: December 5, 6, 12 & 13 @ 7:30 p.m. December 7 & 14 (Sunday) @ 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

 

Saturday, December 13

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Cinderella”

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance.  South Baldwin Community Theatre 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Dates: December 5, 6, 12 & 13 @ 7:30 p.m. December 7 & 14 (Sunday) @ 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

 

Sunday, December 14

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Cinderella”

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance.  South Baldwin Community Theatre 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Dates: December 5, 6, 12 & 13 @ 7:30 p.m. December 7 & 14 (Sunday) @ 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

 

Wednesday, December 17

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 Wed. 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.

 

 

 

Sunday, December 21

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 at 2:00-2:30 p.m. Free. 30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort. Please call (251) 625-0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

 

Sunday, December 28

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “The Private Life of Deer”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week’s movie takes a closer look of an animal Alabamian’s are very familiar with - deer. Just a century ago, there were an estimated 1 million deer living on the North American continent; now their numbers exceed 30 million. This “Nature” documentary looks at the historical relationship between deer and humans, and its likely future.  30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort. Please call (251) 625-0814 or visit www.Alabama5Rivers.com for more information.

 

Looking ahead...

Saturday, January 3

Greer’s/Press Register Mardi Gras Parade

Many Mobile Mardi Gras societies will be represented with floats and throws for the crowd. Several local high school marching bands will join the parade, as well as the bands and cheerleaders from each participating Bowl team. A huge crowd is expected to pack the streets of downtown Mobile for this early rendition of the Mardi Gras season. 6:30 p.m. Please call (251) 635-0011 or visit www.godaddybowl.com for more information.

 

Sunday, January 4

GoDaddy Bowl

The 16th annual GoDaddy Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium (1621 Virginia St, Mobile) at 8:00 p.m. CST. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Please visit godaddybowl.com for more information.

 

Wednesday, January 7

Winter Wednesdays – Bellingrath Gardens

Join us on Wednesdays in January and February for special programs. Topics include gardening, history and the collections in the beautiful Bellingrath Museum Home. Please visit www.bellingrath.org for more information.

 

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 Wed. 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.

 
 

Thursday, January 8

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents Alert and Vertical

The latest chapter in the Whitfield family saga begins five years after Crystal and JT have said their “I do’s” and Mary Lee has left this world. She and Mama Alma return to the realm of the living to help her daughter and husband adjust to Montgomery finding love again in the person of Chelli, a vegetarian, ex-nun from New Jersey. All the favorite characters return in this heartwarming dramady. Show Dates: January 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 @ 7:30 p.m.  January 11 & 18 (Sunday) @ 2:00 p.m. Director:  Sparkie Harrison. Location: South Baldwin Community Theater, 2022 West 2nd Street Gulf Shores. For more information, please visit www.visitfoley.org.

 

Friday, January 9

Black Jacket Symphony performs Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy” – Saenger

The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy” album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked–the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre (6 Joachim Street). Please visit www.mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

Free Admission for USS Alabama Battleship

Free Admission for Alabama Residents on January 9, 2015 at the USS ALABAMA Memorial Battleship Park (2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile) in celebration of the Park’s 50th Anniversary. Please visit www.ussalabama.com for more information.

 

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents Alert and Vertical

The latest chapter in the Whitfield family saga begins five years after Crystal and JT have said their “I do’s” and Mary Lee has left this world. She and Mama Alma return to the realm of the living to help her daughter and husband adjust to Montgomery finding love again in the person of Chelli, a vegetarian, ex-nun from New Jersey. All the favorite characters return in this heartwarming dramady. Show Dates: January 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 @ 7:30 p.m.  January 11 & 18 (Sunday) @ 2:00 p.m. Director:  Sparkie Harrison. Location: South Baldwin Community Theater, 2022 West 2nd Street Gulf Shores. For more information, please visit www.visitfoley.org.

 

 

 

 

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