Upcoming Events - City of Gulf Shores

Upcoming Events - City of Gulf Shores


City Council Work Sessions & Regular Meetings
4 p.m.
Council Chambers

Work session meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Regular meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each months in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

Planning Commission Meetings
4 p.m.
Council Chambers

The Planning Commission meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

Zoning Board of Adjustment Meetings
4 p.m.
Council Chambers

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings are once a month, either on the fifth or first Tuesday of each month, at 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

Board of Education Work Sessions & Regular Meetings
Work Session - 4 p.m. at the Central Office
Regular Meeting – 5 p.m. at the Council Chambers

The Board of Education holds work session meetings on the first Thursday of every month at the Central Office location at 4 p.m. These meetings are open to the public. The Board of Education holds regular meetings on the second Thursday of every month in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 5 p.m. These meetings are open to the public.


7th Annual Community Fit Fair & Wellness Open House
January 18
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bodenhamer Recreation Center and Cultural Center
The 7th Annual Community Fit Fair & Wellness Open House returns to the David L. Bodenhamer Center and Cultural Center - Studio Fit on Friday, January 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public (you do not have to be a member to join in on the fun)! This event will feature the area’s top health and wellness professionals. Attendees can participate in wellness screenings, free aerobic & fitness classes, free chair massages, view exhibits and speak directly with health professionals to learn more about how to improve their overall well-being. Lifesouth will be on site during the event hosting an Emergency Need Blood Drive. The goal for the drive is to get 17 donations, which will help save up to 51 lives in our community!

Annual Electronic Recycling & Paper Shred Event
January 19
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Gulf State Park Pavilion

Join the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, City of Gulf Shores and City of Orange Beach at the Gulf State Park Pavilion for our Annual Electronic Recycling & Paper Shred Event. This is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, a tent will be set up to drive under. There is no fee to drop off items to shred or recycle. 

Photograph the Moon
January 20
9 p.m.
Gulf Shores Sportsplex

“Photograph the Moon” will be on Sunday, January 20, at 9 p.m. at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex, which is located at 19025 County Road 6. David Kriegler, Instructor from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, will be on site to help us observe the lunar eclipse and photograph the moon using his telescope. David will be set up on the sidewalk in front of the baseball/softball fields. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact the Gulf Shores Library at 251-968-1176.

Youth Sports – Baseball, Softball and T-Ball
January 7-February 4

The City of Gulf Shores Baseball, Softball and T-Ball Registration for ages 4 - 16 will be held January 7 - February 4 at the Bodenhamer Recreation Center, Cultural Center or online at http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/1227/Online-Registration-Payments. Coaches are also needed! For general questions and information please contact the Bodenhamer Recreation Center at 251-968-4420.

Senior & Snowbird Softball
January 7-February 4

PLAY BALL! Registration is OPEN for Senior & Snowbird Softball! Games will be played on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at Sims Park (Maples Field) at the Bodenhamer Recreation Center. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact John McCabe at 251-981-9787 or jrmccabe@gulftel.com.

Pickleball
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cultural Center

The Gulf Shores Recreation Department invites you to join us on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cultural Center Gym for PICKLEBALL! This is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Members of the Recreation Center are free. Non-members will need to purchase a $10 day pass. For more information, contact the Cultural Center at 251-968-9818.

BINGO
Every Wednesday
10 a.m.
Cultural Center

BINGO is a FREE event offered every Wednesday at the Cultural Center, which is located at 19470 Oak Road West. Complimentary snacks and coffee will be provided. Come join in on the fun! For more information, contact the Cultural Center at 251-968-9818.

100 Miles, 60 Days Weight Loss Challenge
January 21-March 21
Bodenhamer Recreation Center and Cultural Center

100 Miles. 60 Days. Can You Dig It? The Gulf Shores Recreation Department is hosting a FREE Weight Loss Challenge from January 21 until March 21. YOU will be challenged to walk/run 100 miles in 60 days. The official weigh-in is on January 21-27 at the Bodenhamer Recreation Center or Cultural Center (must be recorded by staff). PRIZES guaranteed for top male/female weight loss winners! Register today online at http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/1227/Online-Registration-Payments.

Winter Video Series
January 16, January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13, February 20, February 27
10 a.m.
Gulf Shores Museum

Join the Gulf Shores Museum for their video series, “Alabama 200: The Stories that We Tell.” Videos celebrating Alabama’s history will be shown at 10 a.m. on January 16, January 23, January 30, February 6,
February 13, February 20 and February 27. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the Gulf Shores Museum at 251-968-1473.

Mom’s Time Out
Every Tuesday in January-May
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cultural Center

Spots are starting to fill up for Mom’s Time Out! This program is designed to stimulate social interaction & allow free time to parents. Your child is invited to join us every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cultural Center for fun fitness play, arts & crafts, story time with Mrs. Amy from the Gulf Shores Library & much more! The age requirements are 1 & walking (must have turned 1 by September 2) through 4 years of age. Parents must pre-register by 3 p.m. on the Friday before the day needed in order to receive the pre-registration cost of $20. Drop-ins are welcome at $30 a day depending on space. Parents may register for a full month for $50. You can register at the Cultural Center, Bodenhamer Recreation Center or online at www.gulfshoresal.gov/recreationregistration. For more information, please contact the Cultural Center at 251-968-9813.

2019 Author Series
January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12
11 a.m.
Cultural Center

Join us at the Cultural Center as we host distinguished authors and presenters to discuss their work and other related topics and enjoy lively conversation.
January 22 - Ron Fritze
January 29 - Mike Bailey
February 5 - Dulcimer Group
February 12 - Glenn Wills
This event is free. Complimentary coffee and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact the Cultural Center at 251-968-9818 or 251-968-1176.

Learn How to Control Your Technology
Every Thursday/Friday in January-February
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Library

Classes are now FULL for “Learn How to Control Your Technology”! The Thomas B. Norton Public Library offers many powerful resources available through its website. These classes show you how to access these tools and much more! All classes are conducted in the Library’s Meeting Room. For more information, contact the Gulf Shores Library at 251-968-1176.

Daddy-Daughter Dance
January 25, January 26
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Erie H. Meyer Civic Center

Due to high demand last year, the Gulf Shores Recreation Department will be hosting TWO Daddy Daughter Dances this year. The dances will take place at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, from the hours of 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $30 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. Both nights will consist of a DJ, raffles, games, photographer and much more! These dances will sell out, so get your tickets TODAY! Tickets can be purchased at the Cultural Center or the Bodenhamer Recreation Center. This event is ticket entry only, no door entry. For more information, contact the Cultural Center at 251-968-9818.

Author Visit and Signing – Edric Prim
January 26
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Library

Edric Prim, a local author from Loxley, AL., will be at the Thomas B. Norton Library on January 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss, sell and sign his latest books. His book, “Reserve the Seed”, was written to help hurting, depressed, and suicidal people expose those dark places that ache in their soul. “Can I Have this Dance?” is a love story that all ages can enjoy. A story of hope, laughter, purpose, and principles. Life is a rhythm and God is a God of rhythm. For more information, contact the Gulf Shores Library at 251-968-1176.

Become a Gulf Shores Beach Lifeguard
January 27, February 10
11 a.m.
Bodenhamer Indoor Pool

Want to become a Gulf Shores beach lifeguard? Tryouts will be held on January 27 and February 10 at 11 a.m. at the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center Indoor Pool. Applicants must be at least 17 years old. You must be able to swim 550 yards in 10 minutes or less and run one mile in under 10 minutes. You also must possess a valid driver’s license and boating license. For more information or to schedule a tryout, please contact Joethan Phillips at 251-968-9828 or jphillips@gulfshoresal.gov.

2019 Winter Edition: Simply Sinatra
January 28 and 29
7 p.m.
Erie H. Meyer Civic Center

“Simply Sinatra” with Steve Lippia brings a performer who has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of “standards” and traditional pop music in the nation. Steve’s youthful, energetic talent and powerful show creates a perfect blend of “classic” with “today”. His show introduces a new generation to the timeless music of Frank Sinatra, while appealing to long-time listeners. Tickets are $35. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/1255/2019-Winter-Edition or contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1174.

Ask the Expert
January 28, February 11
2 p.m.
Gulf Shores Library

The Thomas B. Norton Public Library is hosting Ask the Expert on January 28, and February 11 at 2 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. Jake Wallace, Financial Adviser from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, will speak about finance management and answer questions on January 28. J. Thomas Moore, a retired Certified Financial Planner from A.G. Edwards, will be at the library on February 11 to answer any financial questions you may have. A bag lunch will be provided. This is a free event, but sign up is required. For more information, contact the Gulf Shores Library at 251-968-1176.

Boot Camp
February 2, March 2, April 6
8 – 9 a.m.
Gulf Shores Sportsplex

Join the Gulf Shores Recreation Department for Boot Camp on February 2, March 2 and April 6 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Cultural Center. Towels, fitness mats and refreshments will be provided. There are limited spaces available, so sign up today! For more information, contact the Bodenhamer Recreation Center at 251-968-1420.


Coast Riders
February 2, March 2
9 a.m.
Gulf State Park

The City of Gulf Shores invites you to join us at Gulf State Park for Coast Riders. Come and enjoy short, guided family bike rides as we explore our beautiful local trails. Rides are on February 2 and March 2. Registration is encouraged. You can register at the Cultural Center, Bodenhamer Recreation Center or online at www.gulfshoresal.gov/recreationregistration. For more information, contact the Cultural Center at 251-968-9818.

ABCD’s of Medicare
February 4, March 4
11 a.m.
Cultural Center

The Gulf Shores Recreation Department is hosting “ABCD’s of Medicare” at the Cultural Center for all local residents and visitors. The Medicare seminars will be presented by Terry Patterson. The next seminar date is scheduled for Monday, February 4. Seminars begin at 11 a.m. in the classrooms at the Cultural Center. Registration is required, and complimentary snacks and coffee will be provided. For more information, contact the Cultural Center at 251-968-9818.

2019 Winter Edition: New York Tenors
February 4 and 5
7 p.m.
Erie H. Meyer Civic Center

Experience the memorable music, moments and magic of New York, as the vocal artistry of Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez and Christopher Macchio take the audience on a truly entertaining journey through New York, New York! Tickets are $35. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/1255/2019-Winter-Edition or contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1174.

Valentine’s Dance & Chocolate Affair
February 8
7 p.m.
Erie H. Meyer Civic Center

Sign up today for the Active Adult Valentine’s Dance that will be held February 8. Enjoy an evening of music, dinner and dancing. The cost is $15 per person. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tommy Morse Band starts at 7 p.m. There is no table reservations (first come, first seated). You must have a ticket to enter. BYOB (mixers will NOT be provided). Please register at the Cultural Center, Bodenhamer Recreation Center or online. For more information, contact the Cultural Center at 251-968-9813.

21st Annual Bob Gilray Memorial BRATFEST
February 9
11 a.m.
Orange Beach Community Center

You’re invited to the 21st Annual Bob Gilray Memorial BRATFEST on Saturday, February 9, at 11 a.m. at the Orange Beach Community Center. The cost is $4 per Johnsonville Brat with fixings. Drinks will be available for sale. Indoor seating and drive-through sales are available. Benefits go to the Fire Departments of Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan.

Princess Tea Party
February 9
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Adult Activity Center

The Princess Tea Party is now FULL! This event will include a Tea Bar, dessert scones, princess crafts and crown stations. Tea and scones will be provided by Copper Kettle Tea Bar. If you have any questions, please contact the Cultural Center at 251-968-9818.

2019 Winter Edition: One Night in Memphis
February 11 and 12
7 p.m.
Erie H. Meyer Civic Center

“One Night in Memphis” will present a rocking concert tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley on February 11 and 12. Shows begin at 7 p.m. This performance features over 90 minutes of pure rockabilly, country, gospel and rock and roll in a very authentic and energetic presentation featuring nationally known talent. Tickets are $35. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/1255/2019-Winter-Edition or contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1174.

Coffee & Announcements
February 11
10 a.m.
Cultural Center

The City of Gulf Shores invites you to join us for a new event, “Coffee and Announcements.” This FREE program is for our 55+ community to learn about the events and happenings within the city. Andy Bauer will be speaking on February 11 regarding the Planning & Zoning Department. Programs start at 10 a.m. Coffee and snacks will be provided. For more information contact the Cultural Center at 251-968-9818.

Get Wild: Camping 101
February 15 and 16
6 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Mo’s Landing (18068 Fort Morgan Road)

Come sleep under the stars at our beautiful waterfront Lagoon Park! The event will begin at 6 p.m. on February 15 and end at 9 a.m. on February 16. The cost to participate is $30 per tent (up to four people) or $20 to bring your own tent (up to four people). This cost includes fire pits and an outdoor movie on the big screen. Pre-registration is required as spots are limited. Sign up at the Bodenhamer or Cultural Center today! For more information contact the Cultural Center at 251-968-9818.

2019 Winter Edition: Four Fabulous Funnymen
February 18 and 19
7 p.m.
Erie H. Meyer Civic Center

Four Fabulous Funnymen will feature four of the top clean comedians touring today, including:
Jay Johnson - Tony Award Winning Ventriloquist
Pete Barbutti - Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year
John Wing - Finalist on America’s Got Talent
Mark Schiff - Currently touring with Jerry Seinfeld.
Tickets are $35. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/1255/2019-Winter-Edition or contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1174.

Author Visit and Signing: James Ozenberger
February 19
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Library

Join us at the Thomas B. Norton Public Library on February 19 at 10:30 a.m. for an exciting and engaging author talk with James Ozenberger, author of “Big Horn”! Set against the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, this action packed adventure tells the story of greed, lust, murder, and cruel justice. There will be a book signing following the lecture. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the Gulf Shores Library at 251-968-1176.

Dive-In Movie
February 22
6 – 9 p.m.
Bodenhamer Indoor Pool

Join the Gulf Shores Recreation Department for a Dive-In Movie on February 22! The event will kick off at 6 p.m. This event is open to all ages. Unaccompanied children must be able to swim. Bring your floats and come have some fun! For more information, contact the Bodenhamer Recreation Center at 251-968-1420.

Couch to 5K
Every Monday/Wednesday during February 25 - April 17
6 to 7 p.m.
Bodenhamer Recreation Center

Couch to 5K is a training series geared for absolute beginners, and Instructor Holly Cade will get you from the couch to a 5K in only nine weeks! Training begins on February 25 and lasts until April 17. During this time period, classes are held every Monday and Wednesday night from 6 to 7 p.m. Our target race is the 5th Annual Zydeco and Crawfish Festival 5K Run/Walk on April 20! Sign up today at the Bodenhamer Recreation Center or Cultural Center. For more information, contact the Bodenhamer Center at 251-968-1420.

Mardi Gras Parade
March 5
10 a.m.

Congratulations to our 2019 Mardi Gras Grand Marshal Kristie Wheeles! YOU TOO can participate in the 41st Anniversary of the Mardi Gras Parade on Tuesday, March 5, at 10 a.m. in Gulf Shores. All you have to do is complete the parade application and get your float ready. The deadline to register for the parade is February 25. For more information and to fill out the application, visit http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/1250/Mardi-Gras-Parade or contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1174.

Music at Meyer Park: Red Clay Strays
March 28
6 p.m.
Meyer Park

From the far reaches of rural south Alabama, The Red Clay Strays claim their unique sound with a humble confidence that can only come from their upbringing. This band, on stage and off, reminds you of southern music’s heyday and gives you hope that it may not have lost its way after all. Growing up listening to gospel along with artists such as Waylon Jennings, The Eagles, and the Allman Brothers, their wide range of influences create a combined style of the country music and southern rock we’ve all been waiting for. Lead Singer, Brandon Coleman, with vocals that bring to mind young Elvis, is the heart of their high energy show along with Drew Nix on rhythm guitar, Zach Rishel on lead, Andrew Bishop on bass and John Hall on drums. All Music at Meyer Park concerts are free to the public and begin at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1174.

Music at Meyer Park: Grayson Capps
April 4
6 p.m.
Meyer Park

Hailed by NPR for his “unbridled energy and authenticity,” Capps first emerged as a solo artist in 2005. His debut record, ‘If You Knew My Mind,’ earned rave reviews. American Songwriter declared, “Take the poetry of Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt, combine with Steve Earle’s edgy attitude and stir with a little cup of the bayou-blues (think Howlin’ Wolf) and you start to get a taste of Capps’s scrumptious gothic gumbo.” He has since gone onto release five similarly exalted albums that have earned him devoted
followings in both the US and Europe. All Music at Meyer Park concerts are free to the public and begin at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1174.

Music at Meyer Park: Amanda Shaw
April 11
6 p.m.
Meyer Park

Mix a little bit of country and Cajun, with a touch of Rock-n-Roll and Blues, and you have a funky Louisiana flavor that fiddler and singer Amanda Shaw brings every time her high heels dance across a stage. Amanda’s passion for her culture is evident in the diverse blend of music she creates with every note she plays. Amanda’s award-winning music and high-energy performances with her band, The Cute Guys, produce a unique balance of mainstream harmonies with grassroots charm. She continues to master her technique by putting a personal Louisiana twist on performances at festivals and events around the world – locally, regionally and internationally. All Music at Meyer Park concerts are free to the public and begin at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1174.

Music at Meyer Park: Jamell Richardson
April 25
6 p.m.
Meyer Park

Performing on stage today, Jamell is known for his “B.B. King-like” facial expressions, Jimi Hendrix style guitar tricks, his strong soulful voice and his incredible stage presents. So far in his short career as a musician he has had the opportunity to share the stage with legends such as Bobby Womack, Lenny Williams, Bobby Bland, Latimore, Al Green, Shirley Brown, Denise LaSalle, Millie Jackson, and many more blues legends. When asked how he would describe himself to his fans he responded, “I am a hard-working, humble, and lovable musician. I have a strong passion for perfection. I love to joke around and make people laugh, but when it comes to music there is nothing I love more than entertaining my fans and sending them home knowing they got their money’s worth.” With his unforgettable, diverse style, Jamell is truly a one-of-a-kind Performer. All Music at Meyer Park concerts are free to the public and begin at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1174.

Breakfast with the Bunny
April 25
8 a.m.
Erie H. Meyer Civic Center

Kick off your Easter celebration with the City of Gulf Shores as they host Breakfast with the Bunny at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 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. Tickets are available at the door for $5, while children 3 and under are free. For more information, contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1174.


Waterway Village Crawfish & Zydeco Festival
April 20
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Waterway Village

The Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup (French for a lot) of fun! Sink your teeth into hot, juicy, lip-smacking crawfish throughout the day while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands. The Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Waterway Village. For more information, contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1174.

2019 Baldwin County Preparedness Expo
May 15
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Orange Beach Event Center

The 2019 Preparedness Expo will help Baldwin County citizens better prepare for disasters by providing educational resources, connecting with community agencies, interfacing with local vendors, and sharing information to assist in planning efforts for all types of hazards.


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