The Orange Beach Area Community
Overview of the Alabama Gulf Coast including Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Foley & Perdido Key.
April 19, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The Wharf is hosting the 2014 L.A. Gumbo Festival that will take place on Main Street at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala. on Mother's Day weekend.
Kicking off the weekend will be the Gumbo on the Gulf VIP Reception at Heron Pointe at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9 with celebrity Chefs cooking up their best gumbo recipes. You don’t want to miss this event offering a one stop opportunity to taste the best gumbo in LA. This is an opportunity of a lifetime.
April 19, 2014 – Gulf Shores AL (GSA) – The City of Gulf Shores will host its third Annual Coastal Community Camp Day on Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center.
“Our goal is to provide members of our community with an opportunity to learn about all of the wonderful youth camps our area has to offer,” said Brigette Reynolds, Programs and Events Manager. “The great thing about this event is that it's a free, one-stop-shop for summer camp fun.”
April 18, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — Bama Coast Cruise, a car show produced by MotorSports Productions, Inc. and sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts and The Wharf, is returning to Orange Beach April 25-26.
Bama Coast Cruise is an “open show” which means it welcomes all makes and models of vehicles, custom cars, classic cars, any specialty vehicle, plus antique and original vehicles.
April 17, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL — Thrivent Financial, a faith-based not for profit financial service and Grace Lutheran Church in Gulf Shores recently joined together to make contributions totaling $8,207 to the Christian Service Center in Gulf Shores.
Also a check for $5,000 from Thrident to CSC was presented by Rev. Jim Korzun, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, to CSC President Linda Chappelle. Also on hand was Mark Dave Buckhaults, a financial associate with the Central Gulf Coast Team of Thrivent in Mobile.
April 16, 2014 - West Pensacola, FL (WPF) - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of 52 days in 2014 and will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 24 this year) and remain open through July 14, closing July 15.
Starting the season the Saturday before Memorial Day will provide recreational red snapper fishing through an important holiday weekend, helping attract more visitors and bringing economic benefits to our coastal communities.
April 16, 2014 - Montgomery, AL - If you want to see what a busy schedule looks like, go to www.alapark.com and check out what’s happening at Alabama State Parks this spring.
“We just had the ShrimpFest at Gulf State Park, and it was a huge success,” said State Parks Director Greg Lein. “There were more than 2,000 people who came out and participated.”
April 15, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach will host Preschool Creative Workshops for 4- and 5-year -olds in the coming months.
A pottery class will be Friday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to noon and a painting class is set for Wednesday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to noon.
A minimum of five students is required per class. An adult must stay with the student during the entire workshop.
Register online by May 9 for the pottery class and June 18 for the painting class. For more information, call 251-981-ARTS (2787) or visit CoastalArtsCenter.com.
April 14, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - Mayor Robert Craft and members of the City Council have announced that they are strategically exploring the development of an innovative academic campus on city-owned property at the corner of County Road 8 and the Baldwin Beach Express.
According to Craft, this vision is the result of a strategic planning project that began in the fall of 2012.
April 14, 2014 — Gulf Shores (GSA) AND Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The boundless breeze, soft sand and wondrous waters of Alabama’s beach communities welcome music mavens of all kinds throughout the summer and fall of 2014 for a variety of major events, such as Flora-Bama’s Shindig on the Sand, during Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism’s (GSOBT) Concerts at the Coast series.
“The Concerts at the Coast series is a marketing effort designed to highlight the diversity of live music events held throughout the year on Alabama’s Gulf Coast,” Joanie Flynn, vice president of marketing for GSOBT. “We’re thrilled to welcome beach guests into a whole different state of show with a full slate of concerts, including Flora-Bama’s Shindig on the Sand, one of the legendary bar’s many 50th anniversary events.”
April 13, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Kick off your Easter celebration with the City of Gulf Shores as they host Breakfast with the Bunny at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center.
Families of all ages are invited to enjoy an old-fashioned breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and pancakes before having pictures taken with the Easter Bunny.
The first 50 children will receive a complimentary picture with the Easter Bunny.
The festivities will conclude at 10 a.m. with an Easter Egg Hunt featuring more than 5,000 eggs.
Tickets are available at the door for $5, while children 3 and under are free. For more information about Breakfast with the Bunny, contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1172 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov.
April 12, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — A golden opportunity awaits the children of Pleasure Island as the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach seeks a name for its newest addition – a life-size, brass dolphin nestled against Wolf Bay on the Center’s north lawn.
The Arts Center invites the public to visit the new dolphin statue to find inspiration for her name.
The sculpture was created by Rick Harmetz, of San Diego as a gift to the City of Orange Beach, and was unveiled April 4 to the public. Harmetz was particularly hopeful that children in the community would interact with the dolphin.
To that end, children in grades one through 12 have an opportunity to share their own creative talents by submitting a name for the female bottlenose. Go to Coastal Arts Center.com to fill out an online form with your information, a proposed name and your personal statement or explanation regarding the submitted name. The deadline for entries is April 25 at 5 p.m.
April 9, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Dr. Justin Leifer of Dauphin Island Sea Lab will talk about collaborating with the Little Lagoon Preservation Society to study both fundamental scientific questions and local issues of concern to the residents of the Little Lagoon area.
The Little Lagoon Preservation Society (LLPS) invites members and the general public to attend a quarterly membership meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Adult Activity Center in Gulf Shores. The first 30 minutes (5:30 to 6) is an opportunity to mingle and enjoy refreshments with LLPS members, officers, guest speakers, and the general public.
April 11, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The Steven W. Baker Sea, Sand, and Stars Science and Nature Center will be featured in Discovering Alabama’s upcoming coastal paradise series: a three-part series exploring the ecology, historical heritage, and educational assets of Alabama’s coastal region.
Sea, Sand, and Stars is highlighted in the third part of the series, Alabama Coastal Educational Assets, which gives particular emphasis to the combination of coastal ecology and the availability of excellent outdoor and environmental educational opportunities in enhancing the quality of life in the coastal region.
April 10, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - A total lunar eclipse will occur on the night of April 14th in the early morning hours of April 15th beginning at 12:58am. Times for the April 15th Eclipse are as follows...
Partial Eclipse Begins: 12:58am
Total Eclipse Begins: 2:07am
Total Eclipse Ends: 3:25am
Partial Eclipse Ends: 4:33am
If you'd like a reminder of this event you can go to our Upcoming Events Calendar and set an email reminder.
Watch the video below for more details.
April 10, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – South Baldwin Community Theatre in Gulf Shores will present the greatest show tunes of George M. Cohan in the musical "Give My Regards to Broadway" April 25-27 and May 2-4.
Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m., and the curtain rises for the Sunday shows at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and can be purchased at sbct.biz or at the theatre box office.(Pictured from left are cast members Karl Spraberry, Skylar Sirmon and Cody Mize.)