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August Events Around Baldwin County, AL 2009

Some great stuff in happening in my county this month.  So far here’s what I found:

August 6-8: Annual Professional Rodeo at the Foley Horse Arena.  For info: jennifermoorefoundation.com/rodeo.asp or call 251-975-8877

Across the Bay in Mobile is the Saenger Theatre Summer Classic Film Series.  Each Sunday in August at 3pm they show a classic film.  This year’s selections include: Gone with the Wind, Showboat, Ocean’s Eleven and Abbott& Costello meet Frankenstein.

Friday, August 21 from 6pm-9pm: Grand Opening of The Hot Shop @ Orange Beach Art Center. Located at 26389 Canal Road in Orange Beach, AL.  This is the grand opening of Alabama’s only public access glass studio.  Its a free event.  Great music, food and drink.  Glass blowing demonstrations by glass equipment donor, Joe Thompson (Bear Creek Glass), and resident glass artist, Joe Hobbs.  Bring your friends and family.  For more info:  http://www.orangebeachartcenter.com

August 22nd at the Orange Beach Parks and Rec you can learn to kayak.  Held at the Waterfront Park, classes are $65/person and you must be at least 13 yrs old.  Registration is a must.  Call 251-981-6039.  There are some other great classes held during the summer; mostly in June.  Sorry I missed them.  Call that same number for information on other events and classes they’ll have this fall.

5 Rivers has a free movie matinee on August 23 called “Life in Cold Blood: Armored Giants”.  I imagine it’s about reptiles.  The Tensaw Theatre is located in the same building as the gift shop.  Time: 2-3pm

They also have a Saturday class from 11:30-2:30 for children in grades 3-7.  You need to register and the class on the 29 is called “Fun with Feathered Friends.”  Call 251-625-0814

Monday, August 31st from 6-9pm “join the fun” in Downtown Fairhope.  They’re hosting “The Magic of Mainstreet” with a parade, fireworks, book signing (who? and where?) music, tree lighting and art walk.  For more info: 251-928-6387

At the end of the month is the reinactment of the Battle of Ft Mims in the northern part of the county. Here’s the information and the link:   The reenacments of the Battles of Burnt Corn and Fort Mims will be held on August 29th and August 30th this year.  Commemoration activities will begin at 8:50 a.m. The Battle of Burnt Corn will be held at 11:00 a.m. on both days. The Battle of Fort Mims will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. A $5.00 admission is requested for ages six and up.   www.fortmims.org

So far that’s the info I can find.  If you know of more, please leave a comment with the info and I’ll post it.