Perdido Key Oktoberfest

For four hours on Saturday, October 1, 2011, you can claim German heritage—or at least get a peek at some aspects of it—by attending the 2nd Annual Perdido Key Oktoberfest.

Perdido Key, Florida, Oktoberfest 2011, beer garden

Sample beer and traditional German foods at Perdido Key Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 1, 2011.

A $15 ticket will allow access to an unlimited sampling of specialty, brewed and imported beers, and you get to keep the official Oktoberfest beer mug. Or with the $25 package, you will also go home with an official event T-shirt. Not interested in the beer sampling? No problem—your admission is free.

Immerse yourself in traditional German foods and the upbeat music of the Oompah band. For even more fun, dress in your best German folk outfit and you could win the grand prize!

You’ll find the festivities in full swing between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. under the tent at the The Oyster Bar on Perdido Key, 13700 River Road, on the northeast side of the bridge. For more information, call 850-492-4660.

Do you need somewhere to stay this weekend? Meyer Vacation Rentals offers many wonderful possibilities across the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast. Take a look at the 1-bedroom properties in Perdido Key that are perfect for couples. Or maybe a 4-bedroom Perdido Key property will best suit your family for a weekend or week of family fun that includes Oktoberfest and the beach.

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Smoke on the Mountain

It’s the 1930s, and the fictitious Sanders Family Singers is holding a “singin’” of traditional and bluegrass gospel music on a Saturday night in North Carolina. And you are a member of the congregation, eager to hear the music, witness the witnessing, share in the lives of the realistic (and non-preachy) characters, and be uplifted by a big helping of laughter.

South Baldwin Community Theatre, Gulf Shores, Alabama, Smoke on the Mountain, musical, play

Down-home gospel and bluegrass music woven into the lives of the fictitious Sanders Family Singers of the 1930s. Be part of the "congregation" at South Baldwin Community Theatre in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

As the dozen-plus cast members tell their stories, they segue naturally into great old hymns, some well known, others obscure. You’re sure to recognize sacred standards such as “Rock of Ages,” “I’ll Fly Away” and “Church in the Wildwood”—but even the unfamiliar tunes will bring on a sense of nostalgia for the little ol’ one-room community church that everyone in town attended.

Smoke on the Mountain will play Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 and Sunday, October 2 at 2:30—and again the weekend of October 7–9 at the same times. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students; group rates are available. Call to reserve at 251-968-6721. South Baldwin Community Theatre is located at 2022 W. Second St. in Gulf Shores, across from the Erie Meyer Civic Center and Bodenhamer Recreation Center.

If you are looking for a vacation property to call “home” during this show or any time, how about choosing a 2-bedroom condo in Gulf Shores? Meyer Vacation Rentals would love to help you find the perfect place to relax so you can take advantage of all our area has to offer!

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Taste of South Baldwin

Youth projects are an important part of any community, as they teach skills and provide opportunities for the younger generation to become confident, knowledgeable, caring adults. It’s oh-so-easy for you to support these programs with events such as Taste of South Baldwin.

Foley Optimist

Support Foley Optimist Club programs through the Taste of South Baldwin on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.

For only $20, you can savor numerous delectable dishes presented by Cosmo’s Restaurant and Bar, Sweet Home Farms, Peng Garden, Cobalt the Restaurant, Zaxby’s, Lambert’s Café and many more. You’ll also share in the fun with door prizes and a silent auction.

Proceeds will go to the Foley Optimist Club for their programs that include essay and oratorical contests, scholarships, athletic activities and an annual Christmas party for underprivileged children.

Get your tickets now at Foley’s Citizens Bank or United Bank, or from the City of Foley. The event is held from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at the Foley Civic Center.

Be sure to support the local businesses providing the samplings, as well as sponsors Petal Pushers Flowers & Gifts, New Horizons Credit Union, Ebert Agency, Hutchinson Moore & Rauch, United Bank, Safety Coatings, Riviera Utilities, Citizens Bank, Baldwin EMC and Bancorp South.

Need more details? Call event chair Sonna Reynolds at 251-747-4128.

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Piratefest 2011

Find treasures and create treasured family memories when you set your sails for Piratefest 2011 at Happy Harbor in Orange Beach this weekend, September 16–18.

Piratefest 2011, Happy Harbor, Orange Beach, Alabama, Gulf Shores, Cystic Fibrosis, fundraiser

A weekend of family fun at Piratefest 2011 also raises money for Cystic Fibrosis.

This third annual event promises to be bigger and better than ever, especially with the newly opened addition of a sports bar upstairs, where you can cheer on your favorite football teams.

Outdoor activities include Saturday afternoon devoted to the kids, when they can play on inflatables, learn about various musical instruments, play games, get decked out with painted faces and/or hair wraps, and take part in a treasure hunt. All children will receive a sword and eye patch, and are welcome to hop on board the American Star pirate boat located at the dock store. And kid-friendly musical entertainment will begin at noon with David Kyle and TVO and culminate with a 3:00 show by Katawompus, a trio of local high school students and winner of the Hangout Music Festival/John Lennon Educational Tour Bus contest this past spring.

While having fun, you will also be helping to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The full amount from the silent auction—including jewelry, condo stays, artwork, sailboat rides, office furniture and more—and raffles will be donated, as well as a percentage of the entire weekend’s receipts. With that in mind, stop first by the ATM or bring your checkbook so you can take home many wonderful items from the arts and crafts vendors, jewelry artisans and service providers.

Plan to stay the full day each day so you don’t miss any of the top-notch live music scheduled throughout the festival:

Friday
5:45—Sam Glass Band
8:00—Vibe Irie
10:00—Reed Lightfoot (sports bar)

Saturday
5:45—Ryan Balthrop and His Bowling Buddies
8:00—Honey Island Swamp Band
10:00—Mel Knapp (sports bar)

Sunday
5:45—Good Enough for Good Times
8:00—Grayson Capps & the Lost Cause Minstrels

Admission to Piratefest is just $5 per day or $10 for a weekend pass. Better yet, show up in a pirate costume and you’ll not only get in free, but you could win the costume contest and come away with a bounty of a Happy Harbor gift certificate: $200 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place or $50 for 3rd place.

You’ll find Happy Harbor at Sun Harbor Marina in Orange Beach, located on Marina Road next to Tacky Jack’s. For further details, call 251-981-1910 or visit the Happy Harbor website.  And if you need a place to stay nearby, it’s not too late to find your perfect landing place among our great variety of Orange Beach vacation properties.

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Tip Tops at The Hangout—Free!

Tip Tops, band, music, dance, party, Gulf Shores, Alabama

The Hangout hosts Tip Tops, a free show to dance the night away on Thursday, September 15, 2011.

If you’ve grooved to the beat of the Tip Tops, you understand why they are among the most popular dance bands in the Southeast. For those who have not had the pleasure, your time is now!

The Hangout, home of great music and great fun, is hosting a locals appreciation/Shrimp Festival kick-off/Chamber After Hours event on Thursday, September 15, with the Tip Tops performing free from 6 until 10 p.m., and everyone is invited.

The Tip Tops will take you back to the heyday of Motown, complete with “The Topettes” performing music of The Supremes, The Pointer Sisters and more. And “The Dancing Horns” fast-stepping brass ensemble adds such tremendous energy to each song that you will find it impossible to sit still at any time during the evening—even if dancing is not your thing.

The best live party music covering the ’50s to the ’80s requires outstanding talent, great harmonies, costume changes and upbeat choreography. You’ll find all of this in the amazing package presented by the Tip Tops. It will be a fabulous evening, so bring some friends and meet more friends Thursday at The Hangout.

Once you’ve experienced the thrill of their show, you’ll want to watch our Concerts and Music page for the Tip Tops’ next local appearance and encourage your not-so-local friends to join you there. You can even let them know of the wonderful beach vacation Hot Deals that can be found for select properties, such as beautiful Perdido Key condos or Gulf Shores houses.

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Labor Day Fun at The Hangout

The folks at The Hangout in Gulf Shores know that you planned to celebrate Labor Day 2011 at the beach, and they are determined to help make that happen for you. You may not wish to party outdoors this weekend—your drinks would become watered down very quickly—so they’ve moved the party indoors!

Hangout, Gulf Shores, Alabama, music, restaurant, concert

The Hangout is partying Louisiana-style all Labor Day Weekend. Free concerts, great fun!

With lively Louisiana music all weekend in The Hangout’s dining room, you’ll get a unique opportunity to enjoy close-up the sounds, sights and energy of top-notch musicians.

Friday night at 7:00 p.m. you’ll find the wide variety of Louisiana Fiya really does speak to everyone in the audience.

On Saturday at 8:45 p.m., Marc Broussard calls upon the sounds of classic R&B and soul and meshes it with contemporary sounds.

8:30 Sunday evening calls for Wayne Toups and ZyDeCajun to rock the house with their spicy blend of rock, folk, R&B and Cajun styles.

The anticipation of a packed house makes it all the more exciting. You may find yourself sharing a table with wonderful new friends – after all, live music is all about connecting with others, so laugh at the weather and live it up at The Hangout for Labor Day Weekend.

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