Town Announces 2019 Sunday Sunset Concert Series
Back by popular demand, the town-sponsored Sunday Sunset Concerts have begun and the schedule of upcoming events can be found on page two of the paper. Note: The last concert will be held inside historic Fort Gaines while all other concerts take place at West End Beach. Admission is $5 per person (children 12 & under receive free admission) and all proceeds go to support operations at the recently renovated Little Red Schoolhouse. Attendees are encouraged to bring beach/lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray (just in case) but please…NO pets, glass or grills.
2019 FREE Family Movie Nights
Sponsored by Greer’s Markets, the town is pleased to continue to offer this. Attendees are encouraged to bring beach/lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray (just in case) but please…NO pets, glass or grills. Our sincere THANKS to Greer’s Markets for sponsoring Movie Nights again this year!
Vacation Bible School at DI Baptist Church
All children Age 3 to 6th Grade are invited to attend Vacation Bible School at the DI Baptist Church Resort Ministry Center on Desoto Avenue the week of June 17-21 (9am-noon daily). This year’s theme is “Into the Wild” and you are encouraged to contact Lee Schansberg (251) 861-5124 for additional information.
July 4 Activities Planned
What would the Fourth of July be without a fireworks show? Fortunately, we won’t know the answer to that question as the town is sponsoring a colorful and patriotic pyrotechnic display that will light up the night sky starting at 9 p.m. on July 4 again this year! As usual, the show will take place at the public beach next to DI School, and you are encouraged to get here early to find just the right vantage point to view the spectacle. You will also want to join the Dauphin Island Veterans Association for its annual July 4 ceremony at Water Tower Plaza at 11 a.m. that day. Always a solemn and patriotic event. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
More than 3000 anglers are expected to take to area waters during the 86th Annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo on July 19-21! Once again, the Mobile Jaycees have put together a super line up of Musical Entertainment at the Rodeo site for all to enjoy as follows: Friday, July 19; 4 p.m. Blues in Trouble 730pm The Molly Ringwalds Saturday, July 20; 330pm Prime Country 5 p.m. The Red Clay Strays Sunday, July 21; 11 a.m. Bruce Smelly 3 p.m. Keith Burns and the Back Pew Riders. FREE admission! You also won’t want to miss the always popular Liars Contest that will take place around 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 or the Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament on Saturday, July 13. Always a fun and fishy time for the entire family!
Birds of a Feather
If you are planning to venture out to Pelican Island (especially the easternmost “cut-off” section) in the next couple of months, be aware that Least Terns and Black Skimmers have established nearly 100 nests in this area and they need their privacy! Much of the area has been posted or roped off to protect the nests from humans during this critical time. It is very important that we keep out of these sensitive areas as well as dogs that could destroy nests if allowed to roam off-leash. Please continue to enjoy our area beaches but let’s all work together to ensure our feathered friends are allowed to hatch and raise a large number of chicks this season.
News From Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council
The fourth annual Youth Art Camp, will be held at Dauphin Island Gallery (the Lighthouse building) July 29, 30 and 31. The Art Camp is open to children in kindergarten through Grade 5 (as of upcoming school year) and is free of charge. Class times for Grades 2 – 5 are 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Class times for kindergarten and Grade 1 are 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. To reserve a space, register in person at Dauphin Island Gallery (Thurs – Sun) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is very limited, so be sure to reserve a space for your child while spaces last. Last Friday Art Night, an Island tradition, will be held on May 31, 6–8 p.m. at Dauphin Island Gallery (the Lighthouse building). Join friends and neighbors at LFAN and enjoy local art and heritage, music, food, and socializing. LFAN for May will include a special reception for Guest Artist Laurie Schaerer, an art demo by local artist Bekki Ludlam, and music by Blue Bicycle. Donations are requested and appreciated!
ART DOES IT
Please join us in celebrating our artist-run gallery on monthly “Second Sundays with the Arts” featuring June’s group art show with painting students of artist Margie Delcambre– “ADI’s Aspirational and Inspirational Artist” on Sunday, June 9, 3–5 p.m. One Day Only– Sunday, June 2 from 1–5 p.m. at ADI, you’re invited to participate in our Photographic Skills Description: Disappointed with your photos? Want to quickly learn some basics that will help you in ONE day to create beautiful photos of quality enough to sell? Join us and learn the basics of composition and framing to improve your photography. We will cover everything from landscape to objects to people. Good for all levels of experience. The focus will be indoor and outdoor. All you need is a smart phone, but students are welcome to bring any equipment they like. Cost: $50. Please reserve by calling Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Lewis of Que Sera Sera Films (www.queseraserafilms.com) 703-975-2661, email@example.com. Starting August 21, join ADI ceramic artist Jenn DeBose in her “Handbuilding with Clay” First and Third Wednesday Evening classes 6–9 p.m. at the Art Does It Gallery. Cost is $25.00/class but does not include clay ~$1.00/lb or firing. Space is limited; please contact Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and ask questions. Are you interested in “brushing-up” your skills in painting? Join ADI painter Margie Delcambre for weekly Monday painting classes 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Please bring your own supplies — $ 10.00/session.The ADI gallery, located at 1101 Bienville Blvd. next to the DI Town Hall, is open Thursday and Friday 12–6 p.m., Saturday, 10–4 p.m. and is home to many local and seasonal artists. For more information regarding exhibition opportunities and arts instruction, please contact Regina Kollegger 251-214-6485, email@example.com or visit our Facebook page @artdoesit.
DI Sea Lab News & Info
Join us on Saturday, June 8, at the Estuarium to celebrate World Oceans Day. Learn more on becoming a protector of our environment with interactive displays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Summertime is here, and our public aquarium is a great getaway anytime. Become a Friend of the Sea Lab today and enjoy free admission for one year. You can also dive into the summer with one of our summer excursions or day camps. Visit disl.org for the latest news and events anytime.