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2015 Dauphin Island Free Family Movies

07/03/2015
West End Beach
3000 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Website: http://townofdauphinisland.org/updates-and-events/calendar-of-events
Contact: 251-861-5525

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Every Thursday and Friday weather permitting. All movies begin at dark and patrons are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and bug spray. No pets, glass or grills.

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.

Town of Dauphin Island presents Fourth of July Fireworks Display

07/04/2015
Public Beach next to DI Elementary School
1011 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Contact: 251-861-5525

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8:45 PMPublic Beach next to DI Elementary School

Mobile Pops Concert

07/04/2015
DI School ground
1011 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Contact: 251-861-5525

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Mobile Pops Concert7:00 PMDI Elementary School groundsMobile Pops will be preforming at the DI Schools ground at 7pm. Bring chairs and/or blankets.

Tuesday Evening Civil War Twilight Tours at Fort Morgan

07/07/2015
Fort Morgan
110 State Highway 180 West, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Website: www.fort-morgan.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

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.

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

08/01/2015
110 Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Website: www.fort-morgan.org
Contact: 251-540-5257

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Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort MorganThis one day living history event will remember the sacrifices of the United States Armed Forces and Confederate States Armed Forces during this pivotal naval battle and siege.Uniformed interpreters will bring the fort to life through demonstration of period drills on the fort’s parade ground as well as artillery demonstration at the water battery. Special talks given by the site historians will provide insight into the events thatAugust 1Event Hours: 9am-3pm.Grounds Hours: 8am-5pm.Museum and Museum Store Hours:8am-4pm.

2nd Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic

08/01/2015
Bayou la Batre State Docks
14772 State Docks Road, Bayou La Batre, AL 36509
Website: http://www.bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org/
Contact: 251-824-4088

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On August 1st, 2015 the Bayou La Batre Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the South Mobile County Tourism Authority, proudly presents the second annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic. This fishing tournament will be held along the coastline of Bayou La Batre and the Gulf of Mexico. The tournament will begin at 6:00 AM and scales close at 3:00 PM with award ceremony at 4:00. Compete for over 33 different awards including Master and Junior Angler divisional titles! Junior anglers will be allowed to fish from pier and land as well as kayaks! Family and friends… you are invited too! A full day of festivities including live music, fresh food, cold spirits and tons of fun will be in store for you at tournament headquarters at the Bayou La Batre City Docks.The band will be Physical Therapy and will be performing from 12-4 p.m. **The Bayou Bait shop will have discounted bait for anyone who is fishing in the Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic.**

Weeks Bay Foundation Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race

08/01/2015
11300 US Hwy 98, Fairhope, AL 36532
Email: vista@weeksbay.org
Contact: 251-990-5004

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The third annual Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race will be held on August 1st at 9 am at the Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center. It is sure to be a great day on the water. Participants receive lunch, water/soft drinks, and a ticket to enter our drawing for the chance to win a kayak and other door prizes. Due to popular demand, this year we are bringing back the Pelican Paddle T-shirt, which is included with registration.Advance registration will end July 31st. Even if you do register now, be sure to arrive at the Resource Center between 7:30 and 8:45 on race day to check-in, pick up your race bib, and grab a t-shirt.Advance Registration: $30/paddler, $60/familyDay-of Registration: $35/paddler, $75/family*Family = Up to two adults and up to four minors under 18* The race course is 3.5 miles and we will crown 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the following groups:-Men’s Solo Kayak-Women’s Solo Kayak-Junior Solo Kayak (Age 13 and under)-Canoe (2 paddlers)-Stand Up Paddle Board-Non-Traditional (Any type of non-motorized boats not in the other divisions, excluding sailboats)-Pro Solo Kayak (A 7.0 mile race, any age and gender.)Eco-tour: If you’re not interested in racing, but would like to be on the water, there will be a non-competitive Eco-tour paddle of the Weeks Bay area. Loaner Gear: If you would like to participate in the race or the Eco-tour but do not have your own paddling gear (PFD, Paddle, Kayak or Canoe) we may be able to help. The Fairhope Boat Company has generously donated 25 canoes and kayaks, with paddles and PFDs, for the day of the race. They are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in borrowing gear, please call the Weeks Bay Foundation at 251-990-5004 to reserve your boat. Please do this BEFORE you register to ensure that we still have boats available.

C Spire Concert Series presents: Alabama Shakes and very special guests Drive-By Truckers

08/22/2015
23325 Amphitheater Drive, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Website: www.ticketmaster.com
Contact: 800-745-3000

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Saturday, August 22nd at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.General Admission: $54.00 RESERVED SEATS – $43.50 – $33.50 **PLUS APPLICABLE FEES & SERVICE CHARGES**Tickets on sale Friday, May 22nd 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.

The Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Mims

08/29/2015
60075 Hwy 59, Tensaw, AL 36579
Website: www.fortmims.org
Contact: 251-533-9024

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The annual commemoration and living history weekend is held the last weekend in August.from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMThis 202nd event will be a historic and educational family experience. August 29-30, 2015Located in North Baldwin County, 12 miles north of Stockton on Hwy. 59 then west 3 miles on Co. Rd. 80The weekend includes Living History, Displays & Crafts of early 1800’s including covered wagons, arrowheads, wool spinning, blacksmithing, quilting, period music, basketry, pottery, watercolors, skinning, flint-napping, Creek Indian games & cultural presentation, period weapons & clothing. Speakers Forum • Historical plants & Fort Mims History Daily Re-enactments on site: Burnt Corn 11a • Fort Mims 2:00 pm‘Old Time’ Church Service 10a Sunday; ConcessionsVisit our website and ‘like’ us on facebook!Sponsored by ~Fort Mims Restoration Assn. 251-533-9024FMInfo – NBChamber 251-937-5665An event that CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY – AUGUST T 30, 1813Artifacts will be on display

Running for St. Jude 5K

09/05/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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Date: September 5, 2015Bellingrath Gardens and Home will host the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run presented by St. Jude on the Bay to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. All proceeds help support children receiving treatment. Gardens will be open for visitors.

C Spire Concert Series presents: Alabama

09/06/2015
23325 Amphitheater Drive, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Website: www.ticketmaster.com
Contact: 800-745-3000

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Sunday, Sept. 6The group has a long list of ’80s and ’90s country hits to its credit, including “Tennessee River,” “My Home’s in Alabama,” “The Closer You Get” and “Close Enough to Perfect.” Its recent releases include “Alabama & Friends,” an album featuring Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney and other contemporary country hit-makers.Ticket prices range from $25 to $73.50 plus fees; advance tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, and will be available at The Wharf’s box office and via Ticketmaster.

The 12th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest

10/01/2015
450 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope, AL 36532
Website: www.alabamacoastalbirdfest.com

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We offer expertly guided trips by foot and on boat to prime birding locations on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. Our location on the northern Gulf Coast makes this area a major stopover for migratory birds from all over North America—and so fall is a great time to add all sorts of species to your life list.The free Bird and Conservation Expo on the grounds of Faulkner State College in Fairhope, offers hands-on fun and activities for kids of all ages with live raptors and snakes and displays and exhibits from conservation organizations, vendors, artists, and divisions of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Come see us in October! Learn more about birding, add to your life list, and meet other birders as we welcome the fall migration!

4th Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor 2015

10/03/2015
Historic Downtown Foley (Orange Avenue from Hwy. 59 to Alston Street, Alston Street between Orange Avenue and Jessamine Street.)
112 East Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL 36535
Website: www.alabamafestivalofflavor.com
Contact: 877-461-3712

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The 4th Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor, sponsored by Riviera Utilities is set to take place Saturday, October 3 in the streets of Historic Downtown Foley. Presented by the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, The Alabama Festival of Flavor showcases the many flavors of local and regional foods, wine and craft beer. This food, wine and craft beer event is focused on locally grown and produced products.  Local Chefs will be preparing unique dishes and brewers from around the state will be on hand to discuss their uniquely crafted beers.Festival guests can stroll the streets of Historic Downtown Foley while sipping and savoring the unique specialty wines, craft beer and delectable cuisine. Catch your favorite team on the big screen in the Game Day tent, sample menu favorites from local restaurants in the Foodie Fix area, learn about wine pairings or home brewing in the Edutainment Tent or visit the Tastings Area for savory tapas paired with wine. The Alabama Festival of Flavor, sponsored by Riviera Utilities, is back and this time…bigger and better! The festival, recognized by Only in Alabama for one of the 14 Alabama Festivals on the “Absolute Must-Do” list, is predicted to have the best turn out on record.  On Saturday, October 3rd, the festival will line streets of historic downtown Foley with food trucks, Alabama brews, Alabama wines, SEC football, and local restaurant tastings. A fun time is guaranteed! Beer tastings will take place from Noon – 4pm. Enjoy unlimited tastings from local breweries including: Cahaba Brewing Company, Blue Pants Brewery, The Brew Stooges, Back Forty Beer Company, Yellowhammer Brewing Company, Good People Brewing Company, Black Warrior Brewing Company, Old Black Bear Brewing Company and Fairhope Brewing Company.  Check out our new website and purchase your beer tastings now to guarantee a spot and a glass souvenir tasting mug.

Bottle Creek Indian Mound Boat Tour

10/04/2015
30841 Five Rivers Blvd , Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Website: http://tinyurl.com/l6c249w

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Bottle Creek Indian Mound Boat TourJourney into the middle of no-where, then trek through the swamp and backwards in time to the Mississippian Tribes of the 13th Century. This is Chitzen Itza before the tourists, and every bit as powerful. But there’s no guide ropes, no food kiosks, and the interpretive tour is really that! These American Pyramids were built by hand, one basket full of mud and oyster shells at a time – now that’s due at least a minute of quiet awe. Our guides provides the interpretive side, you provide the awe.The Native American tribes of what is now the Midwestern, Eastern, and Southeastern United States, flourished in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta approximately 800 years ago. These tribes were part of a Mississippian mound-building culture. Once we reach Bottle Creek deep in Mobile-Tensaw Delta of Alabama, learn about their sports, housing, food and culture.Accessible only by boat, this is a 3.5 – 4 hour interpretive tour that involves a comfortable boat ride and a reasonable hike through the Delta, culminating in climbing the highest hand-built Mound at 45 feet (when the rest of the delta varies by only 3 feet). During this tour, your guides will introduce you to both the fauna and flora of the middle Delta’s cypress swamps as well as a walk back in time, to a day in the life of the Native Americans who left this amazing legacy.

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