January 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.  

 

 

Friday, January 2

Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk is a community art and entertainment event that takes place the first Friday of each month. The event is free and open to anyone. Between twenty and thirty venues are open between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. for the Art Walk. Art Walk venues have openings, talks, music, and other special activities, some venues have wine and appetizers.

 

GoDaddy Bowl Mayor’s Luncheon

Special guest speaker Joe Theismann will address city officials, media, corporate sponsors, traveling parties of each Bowl team and other guests at a special banquet at 12:00 p.m. at the Mobile Convention Center. During the banquet, the GoDaddy Bowl will present “Champions of Life.” The Champions of Life honor is given to individuals who have achieved great success through dedication and hard work. These extraordinary individuals have overcome many obstacles and have given a great deal back to the community and country. Tickets for the Luncheon are $30 per seat or $300 per table. Tickets can be purchased by calling the GoDaddy Bowl office at (251) 635-0011.

 

 

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.

 

Spectronics Firework Display

Immediately following the Mardi Gras parade, a fireworks display over the Mobile River will highlight the festivities and set the tone for the official pre-game pep rallies and street party. 8:00 p.m. over the Convention Center.

 

 

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.

 

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 from 2 - 2:30 p.m. and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond.  5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.alabama5rivers.com for more information.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week, Nature’s “American Eagle.”  5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.alabama5rivers.com for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, January 6

5 Rivers StoryTime

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’s story is “Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution” by Pat Miller.  5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (30945 Five Rivers Blvd, 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 Delta Resource Center (30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.alabama5rivers.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.sbct.biz.

 

 

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 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.sbct.biz.

 

 

Saturday, January 10

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.sbct.biz.

 

 

Sunday, January 11

ServisFirst Bank First Light Marathon Presented by Mobile Sports Authority

Join us in Mobile as the ServisFirst Bank First Light Marathon winds through this exciting port city’s historic neighborhoods. Coordinated by L’Arche Mobile Foundation, the event consists of a full marathon, a half marathon, a five-person relay and a 1.2 mile fun run for both runners and walkers. Please visit www.FirstLightMarathon.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.sbct.biz.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week, explore North America’s most exotic and extreme creatures discovered in a Colorado excavation in Nova’s “Ice Age Death Trap.”  5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.alabama5rivers.com for more information.

 

 

Monday, January 12

Entertainment Series 2015 presents: The Brothers Four – Gulf Shores

American folk revival pioneers, The Brothers Four, kick off the Entertainment Series with ”An Evening With The Brothers Four.” With hits like “Try to Remember,” “Greenfields,” and “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” their elegant harmonies blend flawlessly with traditional folk instrumentation of the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass. This event takes place on January 12 and 13 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 W. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Tickets: $35. Please call (251) 968-1174 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, January 13

Entertainment Series 2015 presents: The Brothers Four – Gulf Shores

American folk revival pioneers, The Brothers Four, kick off the Entertainment Series with ”An Evening With The Brothers Four.” With hits like “Try to Remember,” “Greenfields,” and “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” their elegant harmonies blend flawlessly with traditional folk instrumentation of the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass. This event takes place on January 12 and 13 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 W. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Tickets: $35. Please call (251) 968-1174 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov 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. 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.alabama5rivers.com for more information. 

 

 

Wednesday, January 14

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 15

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.sbct.biz.

 

 

Friday, January 16

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.sbct.biz.

 

 

Saturday, January 17

Bigger Than Life-The Songs of Jim Croce and the Stories behind Them – Gulf Shores

Discover why audiences are cheering for this duo as they perform the music of Jim Croce, one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters. John Reno and accompanist, Brett Gambino, blend acoustic guitars and vocals to capture the essence of a man whose musical gifts transcend time at 7:30 p.m. at Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 W. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Please visit www.JimCroceTribute.com for more information.

 

Gold Coast Coin & Currency Show

Join us at the Foley Civic Center (407 W Laurel, Foley) for the Gold Coast Coin and Currency Show on January 17-18. Free Admission and parking. Times: Saturday 9 - 5 and Sunday from 9 - 3. Please visit www.foleycoinshows.com for more information.

 

Mobile Symphony Orchestra presents American Masters: Aaron Copland

Our American Masters series continues with the music of Aaron Copland. Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring, and other greatest hit make up this program of iconic works by a monumental master of American music. 8 p.m. and January 18 at 2:30 at the Saenger Theatre (6 Joachim Street, Mobile). Please visit www.mobilesymphony.org 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.sbct.biz.

 

Fun With Sunprints!  - 5 Rivers

Bring the sun inside on a cold winter’s day!  We’ll use the power of the sun to make unique and interesting artwork from 1 - 2 p.m. Free, Ages 5 and older. And if the sun isn’t shining…we’ll still have fun!  5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.alabama5rivers.com for more information. 

 

 

Sunday, January 18

Gold Coast Coin & Currency Show

Join us at the Foley Civic Center (407 W Laurel, Foley) for the Gold Coast Coin and Currency Show on January 17-18. Free Admission and parking. Times: Saturday 9 - 5 and Sunday from 9 - 3. Please visit www.foleycoinshows.com for more information.

 

Mobile Symphony Orchestra presents American Masters: Aaron Copland

Our American Masters series continues with the music of Aaron Copland. Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring, and other greatest hit make up this program of iconic works by a monumental master of American music. 8 p.m. and January 18 at 2:30 at the Saenger Theatre (6 Joachim Street, Mobile). Please visit www.mobilesymphony.org 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.sbct.biz.

 

5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States from 2 - 2:30 p.m.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond.  5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.alabama5rivers.com for more information.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week, peek into a world where plants communicate, cooperate, and sometimes wage all-out war in “What Plants Talk About.”  5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.alabama5rivers.com for more information. 

 

 

Monday, January 19

Bobby Hendricks’ Drifters with Danny & The Juniors –Gulf Shores

Jump back to the fifties and sixties when songs held meaning, music had rhythm and the singers produced the greatest harmony on earth. Take a stroll down memory lane with Bobby Hendricks Drifters as they play “Save The Last Dance For Me,” “Under The Boardwalk” and “This Magic Moment,” and relive the excitement of your youth while listening to Danny and The Juniors perform “At The Hop,” “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay,” and more on January 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. Location: Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 W. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Tickets: $35. Please call (251) 968-1174 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov  for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, January 20

Bobby Hendricks’ Drifters with Danny & The Juniors –Gulf Shores

Jump back to the fifties and sixties when songs held meaning, music had rhythm and the singers produced the greatest harmony on earth. Take a stroll down memory lane with Bobby Hendricks Drifters as they play “Save The Last Dance For Me,” “Under The Boardwalk” and “This Magic Moment,” and relive the excitement of your youth while listening to Danny and The Juniors perform “At The Hop,” “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay,” and more on January 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. Location: Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 W. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Tickets: $35. Please call (251) 968-1174 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov  for more information.

 

5 Rivers StoryTime

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’s story is “Turtle’s Race with Beaver” by Joseph Brucha.  5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.alabama5rivers.com for more information. 

 

 

Wednesday, January 21

FCA Chick-fil-A Senior Bowl Rally

Chick-fil-A Fellowship of Christian Athletes Rally which is held at the Mobile Convention Center.  This event is open to Public (Ticket required), please visit www.southalabamafca.org for more information.

 

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.

 

 

Friday, January 23

Press-Register Senior Bowl Experience & the Coca-Cola Meet the Players

The Press-Register Senior Bowl Experience & the Coca-Cola Meet the Players which will start at 3:30 at the Convention Center and is free to the public.  In addition to meeting the players, fans can enjoy interactive displays from the New Orleans Saints, Under Armour, the Marine Corps, Coca-Cola and AT&T plus games for the kids. These events are Family-friendly with interactive activities for children and adults. Please visit www.seniorbowl.com for more information.

 

 

Saturday, January 24

Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and footballs premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country’s best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South, which are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams. Contest will be nationally televised by NFL Network.  Ladd-Peebles Stadium at 3 p.m. Please call (251) 438-2276 or visit www.seniorbowl.com for more information.

 

Peace at Bellingrath 5K

Bellingrath Gardens and Home will host the 5K and 1 mile Fun Run presented by The Man About Town to benefit a local charity. Immediately following the race there will be light refreshments for all participants and the Gardens will be open for visitors to tour. Please visit www.bellingrath.org for more information.

 

 

Sunday, January 25

Weddings of a Lifetime

Join us for our 18th Annual Bridal Show from 12 - 5 at the Mobile Convention Center (1 South Water Street). Meet the local wedding industry’s very best professionals. Discover the finest products and services. Experience a complete range of offerings. View the very best and latest wedding fashions. $12 Admission. Please visit weddingofalifetimeshow.net for more information.

 

D6Family Conference

The D6family Conference is a movement that is intentional about empowering parents, homes, marriages, leaders and churches to live out the story of Deuteronomy 6. This Scripture paints a beautiful picture for the family of God’s heart for discipleship at home. The family is God’s original small group. This FREE conference will show parents and the church how to work together to leave a spiritual legacy and grow children spiritually who will be strong disciples when they leave home. You can learn more about D6Family ministry resources at www.D6family.com. The conference will be held at First Baptist Church Fairhope, 300 South Section Street, 4 - 7 p.m. Josh Allen will also speak during the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services. To register, sign up online at www.fbcfairhope.org or contact LaSha Powell in the Church office at (251) 928-8685 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday, January 19.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week, explore the quirky personalities and habits of parrots, and the world they share with humans in “Parrot Confidential.”  5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.alabama5rivers.com for more information. 

 

 

Tuesday, January 27

The Gatlin Brothers – Gulf Shores

One of country music’s most popular groups, The Gatlin Brothers, takes the stage for a special one-night-only performance at 7 p.m. Location: Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 W. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Tickets: $39. Please call (251) 968-1174 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov for more information.

 

Battle of the Brains – Daphne Civic Center

Fairhope Sunset Rotary hosts the Bay Area Battle of the Brains Corporate Charity Trivia Night. The winning team will receive $10,000 donated to the charity of their choice. Battle of the Brains will be from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Daphne Civic Center, 2603 U.S. 98, Daphne. Please visit www.fairhopesunsetrotary.org for more information.

 

 

Wednesday, January 28

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 29

In The Mood “1940’s Big Band Musical” at the Mobile Civic Center

Hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo” to “Tuxedo Junction  and get “In the Mood” to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and a half dozen singer-dancers. In The Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the ’40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America’s greatest generation that listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the jazzy, brassy, sentimental and patriotic music of the World War II era. Two Performances:  3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center. Please visit www.mobilecivicctr.com for more information.

 

 

Saturday, January 31

Chocolate & Champagne Fundraiser

This year’s theme, Winter Wonderland, will again feature the players and staff of Theatre 98 in costume as well as a new feature, a special cocktail created just for the event (a Frosted Sapphire Sparkler) for attendees to sample.  Tickets, which will be limited this year, will be available for advance purchase at the circulation desk at Fairhope Public Library for $30 per person. Please call (251) 928-7483 for more information.

 

Glow in the Park Run – Gulf Shores

YOU will light up the night as you run a 5k - no speed needed! Before the race, you and your friends will each get a goody bag of glow accessories and paint to adorn yourselves to the height of glowy fashion. Now to brave the seas of foam (industrial machines spewing foam to the beat of some hot music), the rain storm of UV glow water (volunteers will spray a rainbow of glow water as you run past), and the dust cloud of neon powder (volunteers will toss handfuls of neon goodness to make sure you are covered in color and glowing like a champ)! This race benefits Relay for Life and starts at The Wharf (4830 Main Street, Gulf Shores) at 5:45 p.m. Please visit glowintheparkrun.com for more information.

 

Special Presentation: Alabama Snakes

Alabama is home to over 40 species of snakes.  Many people are not comfortable being around snakes, but they are a vital part of our wildlife and play key roles in the environment.  They are also important in medical research, and may hold the chemical key needed to cure and treat many common human ailments.  Come learn how a snake can save your life one day, and meet some of our legless, scaly neighbors from 2 - 3 p.m. Free.  5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort). Please visit www.alabama5rivers.com for more information. 

 

Looking ahead...

Monday, February 2.  The Diamonds – Gulf Shores

The Diamonds Concert will be at 7:00 p.m. Location: Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 W. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Tickets: $35. Please call (251) 968-1174 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov for more information.

 

Tuesday, February 3.  The Diamonds – Gulf Shores

The Diamonds Concert will be at 7:00 p.m. Location: Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 W. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Tickets: $35. Please call (251) 968-1174 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov for more information.

 

Wednesday, February 4.  Gulf Shores Garden Club’s 24th Annual Floral Seminar

Tickets for the Gulf Shores Garden Club’s 24th Annual Floral Seminar, scheduled at the Erie Meyer Civic Center in Gulf Shores, are now on sale. Guest speaker Charlie Thigpen will present “Fun, Functional and Attractive Garden Designs” at the annual fundraiser. The program starts at 10 a.m. (Doors open 9:15 a.m.) Admission is by advanced ticket sales only, and tickets are $20 including lunch, exciting door prizes raffles and second chance raffles. Tickets are available for purchase at Jubilee Apparel & Gifts, 3800 Gulf Shores Parkway, (Pelican Place) and Too Hot Mama’s, 3800 Gulf Shores Parkway (Pelican Place) in Gulf Shores or 27267 Perdido Beach Blvd.  (San Roc Cay) in Orange Beach. Tickets can also be purchased at the Thomas Norton Public Library, 221 West 19th Ave. in Gulf Shores.

Tickets can also be obtained by contacting Kim Edgerton at (251) 943-3672 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by contacting Mindy Jones at (251) 968-9777 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Wednesday, February 4.  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.

 

Wednesday, February 4. 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, February 6.  Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk is a community art and entertainment event that takes place the first Friday of each month. The event is free and open to anyone. Between twenty and thirty venues are open between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. for the Art Walk. Art Walk venues have openings, talks, music, and other special activities, some venues have wine and appetizers.

 

 

 

 

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