Events for Sunday, Oct 01, 2017

Open Studio

Artists at work; complimentary beverages; works by more than 60 area artists on display. Sunday, 11 AM - 3 PM.  Will not meet if studio date falls on a major holiday. 

Location: Cathedral Square Gallery

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The Baldwin Pops Band: Founders Day Concert

The Baldwin Pops Band, conducted by Dr. Jason Rinehart, will present a concert at 6:00 PM Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Henry George Park in Fairhope. The program includes Bayou Breakdown by Brant Karrick, Kentucky – 1800 by Clare Grundman, March “The Southerner” by Russell Alexander, Shenandoah by Frank Ticheli, Highlights from The Lion King arranged by Calvin Custer, and The Wrong Note Rag by Leonard Bernstein.

Guests should bring chairs or blankets and are encouraged to bring a picnic supper. After intermission, there will be a children's parade with flags and Checkered Tablecloth Award for the most interesting picnic setup. Concert dinner delivery is offered by Andree's Catering (call 251-928-8863 to order), which includes an entry for a gift basket raffle supporting the band.

 

Location: Henry George Park

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The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band: Spanish Fort Community Center

The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band aims to foster and promote the concept of the adult community concert band.  

Location: Spanish Fort Community Center

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Gulf Coast Exploreum: Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!

The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years – comes to life on September 23, 2017, at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. The new exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories published by Houghton Mifflin, the Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. The immersive exhibit environment takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat.

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Location: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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USA: The Poarch Band of Creek Indians: From Roots to Renewal

The University of South Alabama Marx Library is pleased to present a new art exhibit entitled, “The Poarch Band of Creek Indians: From Roots to Renewal,” which will be on display from October 1 through November 30, 2017. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, after many trials and tribulations, have created a renewal of their traditions and the tribe stands as testament to the value of hard work, education, persistence, and entrepreneurship. As part of the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration theme of “place,” this exhibit examines the roots of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians from the first populating of the continent to formation of the Creek Nation, and from wars with the United States to the formation of a place called Poarch.  Geography and landscape shape who we are and this is evident in the people who are members of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.  Despite humble beginnings and discrimination, including denial of access to education, the people of Poarch stood up for what is right, and through their own efforts have established a strong and significant economic reach and impact today. 

The exhibit is being shown in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Marx Library. The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular Library hours. We hope you will come out and learn more about the only federally recognized Native American tribe in Alabama.

Location: USA Marx Library

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