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151th of the Battle of Mobile Bay

05/22/2015
51 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Website: www.dauphinisland.org
Contact: 251-861-6992

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The Thunder on The Bay: 151th of the Battle of Mobile Bay is scheduled for  May 22 – 24, 2015.The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. Now a fascinating historic site, the Fort stands at the eastern tip of Dauphin Island where it commands panoramic views of the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Gaines was recently designated as one of the most endangered historic sites in America. The event “Thunder on The Bay” highlights Fort Gaines integral role in the Battle of Mobile Bay. Come and experience a living history day for the whole family. Federal and Confederate soldiers exchange artillery fire and infantry sharpshooting during the commemoration of the 151th Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay.Come and surround yourself with history as we depict the attack by the Union Navy upon the fort as they attempt to steam past the fort and into the bay. Be witnesses to the opening of the siege guns upon the fort. Union artillery and infantry will seal the fate of the Confederate garrison by occupying the siege lines as they commence the bombardment of Fort Gaines.

Peace at Bellingrath V2.5

05/23/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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Date: May 23, 2015Bellingrath 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 open for visitors to tour.

2nd Annual Gulf State Park Beach Luau

05/23/2015
22250 East Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Email: Chelsea.Aumann@dcnr.alabama.gov
Website: http://gulf-state-park.ticketleap.com/gulfstateparkbeachluau
Contact: 251-948-7275

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ALOHA!
Put on your grass skirts and join us at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for an authentic Beach Luau on Saturday May 23rd, 2015.It’s that time again! Back by popular demand is the 2nd Annual Gulf State Park Beach Luau! Put on your grass skirts and join us at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for an authentic Beach Luau.Enjoy performances by the Aloha Islanders, including live hula and fire knife dancers from Hawaiian Entertainment. During the show you will enjoy our traditional Luau buffet that is sure to take your dining experience to the tastes of The Islands!Two ticket options are available:(1) VIP includes early admission for a meet and greet with the performers at 5:30pm, VIP seating, unlimited access to the Island inspired buffet, open bar, and a fresh Hawaiian lei direct from Hawaii!(2) Performance Seating includes 1 food ticket to the Island inspired buffet, 2 drink tickets (good for 1 alcoholic beverage or 2 non-alcoholic drinks), a souvenir lei, and 6:00pm admission.*Note: All seating will be designated according to an 8 person table and is assigned based upon date of purchase unless otherwise noted by the buyer.

Fort Morgan’s Memorial Day Tribute

05/23/2015
Fort Morgan
51 State Highway 180 West, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Website: www.fort-morgan.org
Contact: 251-540-7127

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Historical interpreters, dressed in period uniforms of the United States Army from different eras of the fort’s occupation, will conduct special guided tours of the fortification throughout the day. Also, artillery, small arms, and other demonstrations will show the complexities that have faced the military garrisons at Fort Morgan.

Wolf Bay Full Moon Paddle

06/01/2015
Wind & Water Learning Center 26267 Canal Road, Orange Beach (Behind Library)
26267 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Website: http://bit.ly/1PITJQf
Contact: 251-424-5909

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Wolf Bay – Full Moon Paddle Monday, June 1 at 6 pm – Dinner / 6:30-8 pm – Paddle Wind & Water Learning Center 26267 Canal Road, Orange Beach (Behind Library)Join us for a scenic paddle at dusk on Wolf Bay/Bay La Launch American Canoe Association Certified Instructors will lead the paddle Hosted by City of Orange Beach – Friends & Family Relay Team Must bring own kayak, PFD & white light (headlamps work best). Participants must wear life-jacket throughout the paddle!$15.00 per person. Pre-registration is required! All monies raised go directly to American Cancer Society Don’t get left out – sign up today! Contact Caroline Harris, 251-424-5909 or Jeanne Fitzgibbons 251-981-1524, for paddle details or get the application at our website.

C Spire Concert Series presents: Dave Matthews Band

06/02/2015
23325 Amphitheater Drive, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: 800-745-3000

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June 2, 2015
Matthews is certainly no stranger to performing in the state of Alabama, including the beach area, having performed at the Hangout Fest in 2012 and the Wharf in 2013. The quintessential jam band of the past two decades, the Dave Matthews Band, revolutionized mainstream music with a unique, laid-back style. Tickets for the show will go on sale via Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13.
 

Tuesday Evening Civil War Twilight Tours at Fort Morgan

06/02/2015
Fort Morgan
110 State Highway 180 West, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Website: www.fortmorgan.org/
Contact: 251-540-5257

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Vignettes of Fort Morgan’s Civil War history are brought to life every summer during this hour long tour. Historical interpreters portraying the lives of members of the garrison tell of the events transpiring in the final months of Confederate occupation of the fort. Visitors will hear the growing concern as the Federal Navy strengthens it’s fleet in the Gulf of Mexico as it prepares to attack Mobile Bay in August, as well as the events surrounding the destruction of the blockade runner Ivanhoe. Every tour concludes with the firing of one of the fort’s artillery pieces with time for visitors to explore the fort in the twilight hours.

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays

06/03/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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June 3- Summer Garden WalkJoin Bellingrath Horticulture Managers for a guided tour of the Gardens o see the wonderful combinations of plants used in the year’s summer displays and new additions to the Gardens.

C Spire Concert Series presents: Steve Miller Band with special guest .38 Special

06/06/2015
23325 Amphitheater Drive, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: 800-745-3000

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Steve Miller Band is coming to The Amphitheater at The Wharf on Saturday, June 6th with special guest .38 Special as part of the 2015 C Spire Concert Series! Tickets go on sale now online at Ticketmaster.com, The Wharf Box Office or charge by phone 800-745-3000.ALL DATES, ACTS & TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. A SERVICE CHARGE IS ADDED TO EACH TICKET.

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays

06/10/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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June 10- George Rogers, Bellingrath’s Architect with Cartledge Blackwell, Architectural Historian at Mobile Historic Development Commission. Please join Cart for a discussion about George Rogers as we begin our year-long celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the Bellingrath Home.

C Spire Concert Series presents: The Outsiders World Tour Eric Church

06/12/2015
23325 Amphitheater Drive, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Website: www.ticketmaster.com
Contact: 800-745-3000

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Friday, June 12th at 8:00 p.m.GENERAL ADMISSION – $73.75 RESERVED SEATS – $73.75 – $63.75 – $43.75 **PLUS APPLICABLE FEES & SERVICE CHARGES**Tickets on sale Friday, March 6th at 10:00 a.m.Online at Ticketmaster.com, The Wharf Box Office or charge by phone 800-745-3000.ALL DATES, ACTS & TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. A SERVICE CHARGE IS ADDED TO EACH TICKET.

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays

06/17/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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June 17- Building the Bellingrath Home with Tom McGehee, Curator of the Bellingrath Museum Home. Building a grand home on the Fowl River in 1935 was a great adventure. Learn about the people and processes that created the Bellingraths’ beautiful Home.

Zoo Camp 2015 at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

06/22/2015 – 06/26/2015


1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Website: http://www.alabamagulfcoastzoo.com/#!zoo-camp/c1k02
Contact: 251-968-4910

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June 22-26, 2015
We are so excited for this year’s camp experience! Once again we will be putting together an amazing curriculum with the most talented teachers, volunteers, and counselors.
Zoo Camp is offered to all elementary school age children, ages 5 to 11, in a full day session (9am to 3pm) conducted by licensed teachers and trained volunteers.  Campers will explore animal life here at the Zoo, partake in animal enrichment activities, meet our zoo keepers, and even greet some of our animal residents personally.  They will also participate in age-specific games, arts and crafts projects and special zoo-related events.  There will be plenty of hands-on educational and fun activities carried out in a safe and educational environment.Zoo Camp is $175 per camper for a full week of zoo fun! Zoo Camp is Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Applications will not be taken over the phone; registration forms and payment must be mailed in or delivered in person to the zoo. If you have any questions regarding camp or registration, please contact Kim Dahlgren here at the zoo at 251-968-4910. 

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays

06/24/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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June 24- “The Disturbingly Dissed Dozen-12 Great Plants that Nobody’s Growing” with Steve Bender, Garden Editor of Southern Living Magazine. We are pleased to welcome Steve to Bellingrath for an entertaining and enlightening talk about gardening in the South. Steve will also sign copies of the new Southern Living Gardening book after his talk.

Fort Morgan’s Salute to American Independence

07/04/2015
Inside the Fort
110 Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Website: www.fort-morgan.org/
Contact: 251-540-7127

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Historical interpreters, dressed in period uniforms of the United States Army from different eras of the fort’s occupation, will conduct special guided tours of the fortification throughout the day. Also, artillery, small arms, and other demonstration will show the complexities that have faced the military garrisons at Fort Morgan.

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays

07/08/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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July 8- Succulent Gardening on Mass Wreaths & Picture Frames with Sherry Melton and Molly Dickson from Zimlich’s Patio Shop. Gardening with succulents is a hot topic this year. Sherry and Molly will show us how to use these interesting plants in very creative ways.

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays

07/15/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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July 15- Protecting Pollinators in your Garden with Harvey Cotton, Horticultural Consultant. Learn how your garden can attract and protect bees, butterflies and other essential pollinators. Harvey will be happy to sign his books after the program.

The 82nd Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

07/17/2015
Website: www.adsfr.com

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The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a Project of the Mobile Jaycees, is the largest fishing tournament in the world. Founded in 1929, the fishing rodeo now attracts over 3,000 anglers and 75,000 spectators. It is located on Dauphin Island, Ala. (N30 15’31, 90″ W88 06’47.78).The 82nd Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo will be held July 17-19, 2015. The ADSFR is a 3-day Captain’s Choice tournament and a Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) sanctioned event. The total awards package is valued up to one million dollars in cash and prizes and anchored by two boat, motor, and trailer packages.The 3-day event features 30 categories with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all categories. One Master Angler is also awarded along with cash prizes for King Mackerel, Speckled Trout and Big Game Jackpots.The ADSFR has donated over $200,000 to the University of South Alabama Department of Marine Sciences and annually funds academic scholarships.

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays

07/22/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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July 22- Kids Gulf Discovery Day- Learn all about the environment of our region from local experts and organizations. We are thrilled to welcome back the Winged Ambassadors with their fabulous birds for special presentations and we will have cruises along Fowl River with our friends from Delta Safaris. The optional cruise is $8 for adults and $6 for kids 5-12 years.

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays

07/29/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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July 29- The Moonlit Garden Lecture and Book Signing with Scott Ogden, author, horticulturist and garden designer. Scott will show us how to create our own garden under the stars. His moonlit gardens feature mixed plantings of scented flowers for light-reflecting foliage, exotic fragrances of tropical plants and shimmering water gardens.

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