Iowa-Alabama Gulf Coast Snowbirds Club



2018 Happenings
Things that you might want to know about, that happens when you get here.
Stop by the Welcome Center when arriving
Pickup a Mullet publication



The Low Country Boil for 2019 is on Friday February 22nd




Welcome Wednesdays potluck at Flora-Bama
Music starts at 11am, potluck at 1:00pm
Bring a side dish or pay $3.00
Continues thru March 1.


Welcome Center 2018 Lecture and Demonstration Series Schedule
Schedule


Baldwin County Heritage Museum
Baldwin County Heritage Museum is a FREE museum located just east of Elberta on US Hwy 98.  It is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm.   Come see exhibits showing the beginning of Baldwin County.  Walk the grounds to visit the Church, School, General Store, Potato Shed and Still.  Walk inside the Haupt Building to see the Titan steam tractor and other smaller tractors and engines scattered around the buildings.   Camellias and azaleas are blooming in spite of the low temperatures.


Mardi Gras Parades
Fairhope Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday March 5th 2019


Zoo Happenings
New Zoo Info

Construction begins for new Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo The official groundbreaking for the future home of the New Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo north of the Intracoatal Watweray (20499 Oak Rd.) in Gulf Shores was held on March 13. The groundbreaking officially kicks off construction of the 25-acre zoo as it has received long-awaited funding from the issuance of a construction bond, allowing the zoo to be built through completion in late 2019. The groundbreaking ceremony will also serve as the launch of he Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo’s new capital fundraising campaign, Build Your Zoo, which provides complete details about the new zoo project at buildyourzoo.org. As the first AZA-accredited U.S. zoo to be built from the ground up in more than 20 years, the zoo will be able to not only provide a more spacious modern haven for our more than 600 animals at its new location. The complex will also include theme-park family entertainment, event venues, gourmet dining, shopping and educational programs. “Hurricanes, tropical storms, the recession, the oil spill. We aren't called The Little Zoo That Could for nothing. We are definitely survivors, but it’s time to move to higher ground and become The Little Zoo That Grew," said Patti Hall, Zoo Director and relentless visionary for the complex. A private investment firm purchased $26.26 million in tax exempt bonds that will fund the zoo’s expansion to it new facility on 25 acres off County Road 6 East. The land, 4.3 miles north of the current location, was donated by the Weir family back in 2006. The bond money will also be used to purchase 71 acres adjacent to the current property. A Monkey Island exhibit has already been built on the new property, and the Aquascape Pond Squad of TV fame created a showcase water feature near the new zoo’s entrance. The zoo has also secured a $1 million grant from the City of Gulf Shores payable upon completion of construction, which could come as soon as June of 2019. The grant from Gulf Shores will help with the zoo’s operational expenses during the transition. That process could take as long as five months and would not occur during the summer tourist season when the zoo’s parking lot is always full.


Gulf Shores United Methodist Church Snowbird Activities
Website

2018 Activities Flyer

Tuesday's Snowbird Coffee, 9 AM


Foley United Methodist Church
Website
Check their Calendar
Fish Fry 1st Friday each month 11:00am, $8.00


First Baptist, Gulf Shores
Website

2018 Activities Flyer


Checkout Bamahenge
Google Map
Along Barber Marina Parkway
GPS
30.3314° N, 87.5672° W
Pictures


SENIOR SNOWBIRD POTLUCK

The senior snowbirds weekly potluck will run each Thursday thru March 30 at the Gulf Shores Adult Activity Center on Clubhouse Dr.
Set-up time is 11 a.m. and serving time is 12:30 p.m. All seniors, visitors and locals are welcome.
Bring a dish to serve that will feed eight to 10 people.
Suggested dishes are set up on a rotating alphabetical schedule available at each meeting.
First timers should call 251-981-6060 for their initial suggested dish.
A 50 cent registration fee will be collected at the door to cover incidentals.
Drinks and table service will be provided.
For more information, call 251-981-6060.


National Naval Museum, Pensacola
Activities Website



Sonora Masonic Lodge, Summerdale, Chicken Dinners

Sonora Masonic Lodge #635 F&AM will hold its 2018 annual fried chicken dinner fundraisers on Saturday, January 6th, February 3rd and March 3rd from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.  The lodge is located at 202 E. Jackson Street in Summerdale.  Adult plates will be $9.00 and a child's plate will be $5.00.  The dinners will include chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, cole slaw, green beans and complimentary tea and dessert for dine-in guests.  Proceeds generated from the fundraiser will be used for lodge expenditures.  Delivery available on orders of 10 or more.  For more information contact Dean Mott at 251-423-7604 or visit our lodge Facebook page.
Flyer Map


Camp Dixie Chicken Dinners
Camp Dixie has a Chicken Dinner on Sunday January 14, 2018, February 11, 2018, from 11:00-2:00.
Web site is www.campdixieministries.org Phone 251-987-1201.
This chicken dinner is very good . The price is $10.00
Address is 29711 Josephine Dr
Elberta Al 36530

Flyer Map