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Turquoise Place Resort - Orange Beach

Gulf Coast Activity Schedule

January 2016


January 6
Glass Blowing Demo (FREE) -- The Hot Shop at Coastal Arts Center- 26389 Canal Road, Orange Beach
The Hot Shop is Alabama’s premier hot glass blowing facility and its great fun to see the artists hard at work on their colorful creations. Be sure to bring a camera to document the process. Glass blowing classes are also available by appointment. After the demo you can take a peek at the Clay Studio and register for pottery classes if you wish. Spend some time browsing thru the art gallery, which is temporarily housed in trailers while the new art center is under construction. (Limit 45)
Web registration is closed for this event.

January 8
Meyer Day At The Zoo (FREE) -- Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo- 1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores
9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Experience an up-close and personal self-guided tour of this popular attraction made famous in the Animal Planet series “The Little Zoo that Could.” Join us for coffee and doughnuts when you arrive and an animal show at 10:30 a.m. (Limit 120)
Web registration is closed for this event.

January 13
Wednesday Workshop-Photographing Alabama’s Coast (FREE) -- Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway: Gulf Shores
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Baldwin County native Colette Boehm who serves at the Special Projects Director at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism will be our guide to better photography on the coast. She will share her insights and helpful information primarily focused on our abundant nature locations. (Limit 75)
Web registration is closed for this event.

January 15
Tour of Homes for RENT (FREE) -- Location to pick up tour map: Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores or Meyer office
January 15—10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Check out other rental possibilities on this self-guided tour. Maps will be available at the Meyer offices in Gulf Shores and Perdido Key beginning the day before the tour. Our professional rental staff will be on hand at each property to assist you with any questions. (Limit 999)
Web registration is closed for this event.

January 20
Wednesday Workshop-Beading ($35.00) -- Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Tara from Blue Girl Beading has created a project exclusively for you. The fee includes instructions and all materials to create your very own souvenir jewelry. (Limit 30)
Web registration is closed for this event.

January 21
Wind Creek Casino Bus Trip to Atmore ($15.00) -- Bus departs from Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores
January 21 -- 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Board a bus at Meyer’s office in Gulf Shores to begin an adventure to Wind Creek Casino in Atmore, AL. During your five-hour casino visit you will receive a $15 food credit and $10 free play to try your luck at the games such as “Wheel of Fortune”, “Sizzling 7’s”, “Double Diamond” and many more. (Limit 52)
Web registration is closed for this event.

January 22
Tour of Homes for SALE (FREE) -- Location to pick up tour map: Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores or Meyer office
January 22—10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. If you enjoy being our guest maybe it’s time to be our neighbor. Check out the homes we are featuring for sale. Maps will be available at the Meyer offices in Gulf Shores and Perdido Key beginning the day before the tour. A member of our CENTURY 21 Meyer Real Estate sales team will be on hand at each property to assist you with any questions. (Limit 999)
Web registration is closed for this event.

February 2016


February 5
Ice Cream Social and Fashion Show (FREE) -- Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores
February 5—2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. The merchants at Pelican Place in Gulf Shores have partnered with Meyer to showcase their shopping and dining venues. Let’s get “social” the old fashioned way when you design your own sundae. Then sit back and enjoy the parade of fashions from Beach House Boutique and Too Hot Mamas. (Limit 100)
Web registration is closed for this event.

February 8
Mini-Golf Relay for Life Fundraiser ($10.00) -- Shrimpy’s Mini Golf Arcade at 204 East 2nd St; Gulf Shores
February 8—10:00 a.m. Join the fun and raise funds for Relay for Life when you play a round of mini-golf at Shrimpy’s Mini Golf Arcade next to Mikee’s. A light lunch of one-half po-boy sandwich, soup or gumbo and tea is included in your donation to the American Cancer Society. (Limit 72)
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February 9
Mardi Gras Day Parade (FREE) -- Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores
February 9—8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Let the good times roll. Join us for hot coffee and delicious donuts while gathering on our front lawn to watch the Gulf Shores parade that starts at 10. You are welcome to bring a lawn chair if you wish. The parade ends in time to head to Orange Beach to claim your spot along Perdido Beach Blvd. (Hwy 182) for the afternoon parade starting at 1:00 p.m. (Limit 250)
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February 10
Golf Tournament at Peninsula Golf Course ($45.00) -- 20 Peninsula Blvd.; Gulf Shores (5 miles west of Hwy. 59)
February 10--12:00 p.m. shotgun start A championship course designed by Earl Stone will be the location for our signature golf event in a scramble format beginning at 12:00 p.m. You’ll want to arrive a little early to register, practice your swing and perfect your putting. This picturesque golf course -- located beside Mobile Bay and among the live oaks, cypress and other native plants -- is an enjoyable layout for golfers of all skill levels. We invite you to stay for a delicious meal and awards celebration following play. Cash bar for beer and cocktails. (Limit 100)
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February 10
Wednesday Workshop-Painting ($20.00) -- Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores
February 10—1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Becky from Hobby Lobby will provide instructions and materials to paint floral designs on two wine glasses. (Limit 30)
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February 11
Bellingrath Gardens Bus Trip to Mobile ($29.00) -- Bus departs from Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores
February 11--9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Comfortable shoes and a camera are a must for your leisurely stroll through one of the finest gardens in the country, featuring 65 acres of year-round blooms and beauty. Admission includes a tour of the preserved home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath built in 1935. Lunch is on your own at the Magnolia Café located near the entrance. Your choices are soup, sandwiches and salads served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be sure to save time to browse through the gift shop before boarding the bus for home. (Limit 53)
Number of Tickets: You will be on the waiting list for this event.

February 12
Tour of Homes for RENT (FREE) -- Location to pick up tour map: Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores or Meyer office
February 12—10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Check out other rental possibilities on this self-guided tour. Maps will be available at the Meyer offices in Gulf Shores and Perdido Key beginning the day before the tour. Our professional rental staff will be on hand at each property to assist you with any questions. (Limit 999)
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February 13
Trivia Night ($5.00) -- Orange Beach Event Center at 4671 Wharf Parkway; Orange Beach (The Wharf)
February 13—6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Meyer Vacation Rentals is reserving four tables at this fun-filled popular event. We’ll decorate the tables and you can bring what you wish to drink and eat. There are raffles and other ways to contribute to this fundraiser that benefits the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach libraries. And it’s really ok if you’re not good at trivia because it’s all about having fun and raising funds for a great cause. (Limit 32)
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February 15
Wind Creek Casino Bus Trip to Atmore ($15.00) -- Bus departs from Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores
February 15--9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. NOTE: THIS DATE HAS CHANGED FROM FEB 18 TO FEB 15 Board a bus at Meyer’s office in Gulf Shores to begin an adventure to Wind Creek Casino in Atmore, AL. During your five-hour casino visit you will receive a $15 food credit and $10 free play to try your luck at the games such as “Wheel of Fortune”, “Sizzling 7’s”, “Double Diamond” and many more. (Limit 52)
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February 16
USS Alabama and GulfQuest Bus Trip to Mobile ($38.00) -- Bus departs from Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores
February 16--8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park is America’s most unique military attraction and is celebrating 50 years on beautiful Mobile Bay. Explore the USS Alabama Battleship, USS Drum submarine, aircraft collection and park memorials. At noon we’ll head to the newly opened GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico. Lunch is on your own at the The Galley located at the museum. The museum is the only maritime museum dedicated to the historical, cultural and economic significance of the Gulf of Mexico. The 90 exhibits are housed in GulfQuest’s container ship, the SS McLean, and include hands-on activities, theaters and simulators. (Limit 52)
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February 17
Wednesday Workshop-Beading ($35.00) -- Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores
February 17—1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Tara from Blue Girl Beading has created a project exclusively for you. The fee includes instructions and all materials to create your very own souvenir jewelry. (Limit 30)
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February 19
Tour of Homes for SALE (FREE) -- Location to pick up tour map: Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores or Meyer office
February 19—10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. If you enjoy being our guest maybe it’s time to be our neighbor. Check out the homes we are featuring for sale. Maps will be available at the Meyer offices in Gulf Shores and Perdido Key beginning the day before the tour. A member of our CENTURY 21 Meyer Real Estate sales team will be on hand at each property to assist you with any questions. (Limit 999)
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February 22
Monday Workshop--Advanced Knitting ($45.00) -- Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores
Pam McNeely a.k.a. McNeedles teaches the art of knitting a Sea Grass Shawlette. This lovely little shawlette is meant to evoke the beaches, and the protected sea grasses that dot the shore, protecting fragile shoreline ecosystems but also looking just beautiful. You start with a spiraling, almost nautilus-like, stockinette tip, then work in stripes (like waves in the sand), and then end with a fabulous stranded colorwork section that also features stitches picked up from the row below. What a great hand-crafted coastal souvenir. (Limit 30)
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February 22
Monday Workshop--Beginner Knitting ($35.00) -- Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores
Pam McNeely a.k.a. McNeedles welcomes you to the fun, fabulous world of knitting. There's the soothing repetition of your needles and the soft clicking of the needle tips. You'll have a bit of a learning curve until you get the rhythm of it, but knitting is a dynamite hobby. We'll teach you how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off in our beginner knit class. (Limit 30)
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February 23
National WWII Museum & French Quarter Bus Trip to New Orleans ($49.00) -- Bus departs from Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores
February 23—7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. The Cresent City, New Orleans, is our destination for a fun day that starts early and ends late. Once we arrive at the French Quarter you will have a couple of hours to shop and have lunch on your own. Then we’re off to the National WWII Museum where admission includes Beyond All Boundaries, a 30-minute 4-D experience narrated by Tom Hanks, in the Solomon Victory Theater. We will board the bus around 4:30 to head back to our coastal Alabama homes. (Limit 105)
Number of Tickets: You will be on the waiting list for this event.

February 24
Wednesday Workshop-Watercolor Cards ($20.00) -- Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores
February 24—1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Becky from Hobby Lobby will provide instructions and materials to paint watercolor cards with envelopes. (Limit 30)
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February 25
Dolphin and Nature Cruise ($20.00) -- Cetacean Cruises at 25991 W. Perdido Ave (near intersection of Hwy. 161 and Canal Rd.); Orange Beach
February 25—12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. No trip to the coast would be complete without a water adventure. This 40-foot pontoon boat is designed to slip into some of the creeks and swamps of the back bays while your knowledgeable tour guide points out the local flora, fauna and wildlife of course including dolphins. (Limit 42)
Number of Tickets: You will be on the waiting list for this event.