The Buzz

The Best of what's happening in Baldwin County for the next seven days



Nov. 17 – Dec. 24

Photos with Santa at the Wharf

23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach

Photo time in Santa’s village at The Wharf. Fridays, 3 – 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. - p.m.; Sundays noon – 6 p.m.

The Wharf Ice Rink

Nov. 17 – Jan. 14

23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach

Mondays – Fridays 4 – 10 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thanksgiving Break Nov. 17 – 26, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Holiday Horse and Carriage Rides

Nov. 18, 19, 26 and Dec. 1 – 3, 8 – 10, 15 – 17

23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Tellabration - An Evening of Storytelling

7 p.m.

Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship, 1150 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope

Sponsored by Southern Storyjammers and the National Storytelling Network.

Featured storytellers are Barry Silverman, Wanda Johnson, Irene Wegner, Connie Cazort and Mary Ardis. With performances by the Eastern Shore Ukulele Club. Admission is $10 adults, $5 students. Refreshments Provided

60th Anniversary Historical Exhibit, hosted by the City of Gulf Shores

10 a.m. - noon

Erie H. Meyer Civic Center

Join us as we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Gulf Shores and the founding families with a historical exhibit. This event is free and open to the public.

Coast Riders "A family-friendly, fun and informative bike ride”

8 a.m.

Join us for the third of three fun, informative bike rides along our beautiful trails. Meet at Moe’s Landing, 15827 AL 180, Gulf Shores at 8 a.m. Ride lasts til noon. Event is free. To better serve all participants, we encourage everyone to register prior to the ride. Call 968-9813.

Elks National Hoop Shoot

Begins at noon

Foley High School, 1 Pride Place, Foley

Open to boys and girls 8 – 13 years of age. The Elks Hoop Shoot, funded by the Elks National Foundation, is a free throw contest for children.

Christmas Concert supporting the Snook Public Library in Summerdale

7 p.m.

Baldwin EMC Building, 19600 St Hwy 59, Summerdale

Join us for an elegant evening of holiday music with live musical performances by Victor Andzulis, Hanan Tarabay Reddy, Sewell Griffith, Cory McKern and Olive Vocal Ensemble.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., performance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Proceeds support The Marjorie Younce Snook public library in Summerdale.

Fall 2017 Quidditch Kickoff

10 a.m. to noon

Spanish Fort Public Library, 7361 Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort

Calling all Harry Potter fans and thrill seekers! Book lovers and library supporters!

Join the Spanish Fort Public Library (SFPL) for a Fall 2017 Quidditch Season Kickoff here at the library. Guests are encouraged to dress in costumes and House colors!

Quidditch Kickoff 2017 library stations will include: wand-making, transfiguration (Pictionary), History of Magic Class (Magic the Gathering Card Game), Snitch Crafting , Photo Booth (reserved for all participants that signed up on EventBrite as supplies are limited), DIY (Do It Yourself) Pennant Making (use your pennant for the live Quidditch match that kicks off at 12 noon).

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and watch a real live Quidditch game on the library back lawn.

Space is limited to 85 participants. All attendees must register in advance. Event is free. Register at

Blakeley State Park Outing

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Blakeley State Park, 34745 State Hwy 225, Spanish Fort

This two-hour excursion showcases the incredible beauty and natural diversity of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Every one of these outings takes a slightly different course and features unique opportunities to view the abundance of Delta wildlife, such as eagles, ospreys, and of course alligators. $25 for adults, $15 for kids ages 6 – 12.

Mobile Renaissance Faire and Pirate Fest

Nov. 18 – 19

30510 Osprey Lane, Robertsdale

The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire celebrates the history and heritage of medieval Europe as well as the 16th-century Gulf Coast with performances from fully costumed jousting knights, falconers, pirates and royalty. Tickets available at

Family Farm Day and Christmas Market

Humming Star Alpaca Farm

19700 Blueberry Lane, Silverhill

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meet our alpaca family! Learn all about our gentle animals and how they live on the farm. Watch demonstrations of how the soft fleece goes from the alpaca to finished products through spinning, weaving, crocheting and needle felting. Unique items for sale, hands on fiber art activities for children. Admission is $5 per vehicle.

Sunday, Nov. 19

26th Annual Paws Meets Claus

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Magnolia by the Gulf Vet Clinic

19930 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores

Magnolia By The Gulf Small Animal Clinic in Gulf Shores will host its 26th annual Paws Meets Claus. Photos are a $25 donation to All About Dogs Coastal Rescue. For more information, please contact Magnolia By The Gulf at (251)968-7523.

5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet

2 - 2:30 p.m.

30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States. Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond. Free

Monday, Nov. 20

Tweens Breakout: Turkey Trouble

4 – 7 p.m.,

Fairhope Public Library, 501 Fairhope Ave.

Tom Turkey is in Trouble. He WAS lucky enough to receive his annual Thanksgiving pardon from the President, and to keep it safe the President locked it in the Large Breakout EDU box, leaving clues to all the combinations around the room. However, as Tom is a Turkey, he can't read or do math! He needs your help to figure out the clues, open the box and get his Pardon out. If he doesn't show up to the National Turkey Office in 45 minutes with his Presidential Pardon, he will NOT be pardoned, and well we don't even want to think what that will mean. Please help Tom Open the Box and Enjoy Thanksgiving!

Register at

Tuesday, Nov. 21

5 Rivers StoryTime “Turkey Trouble” by Wendi Silvanoa

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime at 5 Rivers. Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature based story followed by arts and crafts. This week’s story is close to Thanksgiving – and what is a turkey to do?!

13th Annual Day of Thanks Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Baldwin County Central Annex, 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale

Acknowledging and reflecting upon the great achievements, blessings and growing prosperity of Baldwin County. Guest speaker: retired lieutenant Col. Collins Wynn, U.S. Army. Open to all Baldwin County citizens at no charge. This celebration is sponsored by the Baldwin County Commission in conjunction with Baldwin County United, who encourage every Baldwin County citizen to take time on Nov. 21 to reflect upon blessings here in our county. Call 202-7014 for information.

Thursday, Nov. 23

Happy Thanksgiving!