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Mardi Gras Bead Collection

Donate your Mardi Gras beads to The Arc Gateway!
At The Arc Gateway’s Pollak Industries, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities sort and prepackage beads that are donated after parades. By collecting and selling bundles of beads, The Arc Gateway supports our community’s effort to recycle and reuse materials instead of generating waste. We are also generating revenues that help sustain our programs while providing vocational training and job opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.

The Arc Gateway offers a variety of products and services to provide people with developmental disabilities with job training, meaningful work and the opportunity to earn their own income.

In addition to providing job opportunities for persons with disabilities, businesses that partner with Arc Gateway also help provide revenue that sustains programs for more than 800 children and adults in our community. You can bring us your beads, Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm, at our studios located at 2421 E 2nd Street in Gulf Shores.

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2019 People’s Choice Awards

The 19th Annual Sunny 105 People’s Choice Awards voting is underway!We want to know your favorite things in Paradise! Be sure and stop by any of these locations and pick up a ballot, and vote for the best of the best, today! Ballots are available at these fine locations: Desoto’s Seafood Kitchen/It’s Just Perfect Flowers and Gifts/King Neptune’s Seafood Restaurant/Island Discount Tire/ McCarron Insurance/Live Bait/ GNG Plumbing and Hardware/ Cotton’s Seafood Steaks and Spirits/St. Charles Place/O’Chopper’s Almost Irish Pub/ Papa Rocco’s/ Gulf Shores Family Pharmacy/Sportsman Marina Dock Store/The Keg/Woodson’s Barge-N/ Duck’s Diner/ Tacky Jack’s/Sweet Repeats/Blue Water BBQ/Perdido Key Sports Bar/ For a list of last year’s winners, click below.

2018 Winners

Hangout Music Festival

Hangout Fest will return for its 10th anniversary May 16-19, 2019 on the beach in Gulf Shores. Visit the link for ticket and artist information.

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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo offers close up views of over 500 exotic animals including: lions, tigers, bears, primates, leopards, wolves, and more! Visit the reptile house, petting zoo, and aviary. There is a shaded picnic area, gift shop and seasonal concessions. Open year round,with seasonal animal encounters, animal shows and keeper talks.
Open daily 9-4
(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day)
$11 Adults • $9 Seniors • $8 Kids 3-12
• Kids age 2 and Under are FREE! •
1204 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum

downloadThe National Naval Aviation Museum is located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, the Cradle of Naval Aviation. Established in 1914, NAS Pensacola is the oldest naval air station, and all Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviators and Naval Flight Officers pass through her gates. NAS Pensacola also serves as the home base for the world-famous Blue Angels Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. Free admission. Open daily 9am-5pmMore Info

Gulf Shores Museum

GS_Retro_Sign_Proof1 Take a look back at the history of Gulf Shores. The museum is located at 244 W. 19th Gulf Shores. FREE ADMISSION Hours:Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m./1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed most major holidays

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