SnowBird News

Snowbird Foot Golf outing Feb. 20 at Glenlakes

By Lynn Wilhelm
Glenlakes Golf Club will be having foot golf outings this year for snowbirds and others who want to try the sport. The game is a fun and easy combination of both golf and soccer. Remaining dates are 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, and 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 6. Cost is only $12 + tax. Optional carts are available for $13 + tax. Form your own team of four, or the pro shop will form a team for you. To sign up, call the Glenlakes pro shop at 251-955-1220.

Welcome Wednesdays at ‘Bama

Welcome Wednesdays potluck lunches are back at the Flora-Bama through March 3. The weekly lunch features live music, followed by drawings for goods, services and merchandise compliments of the Flora-Bama and local businesses. Music begins at 11 a.m. The noon buffet is $3 per person or free for those bringing a covered dish. The Flora-Bama is located directly on the Gulf at the Florida-Alabama state line.

New Yorkers will meet Feb. 11 & 25

By Frank Panczyszyn
New York Snowbirds will gather again for lunch Feb. 11 & 25 at 11 a.m. at Ginny Lane. Representatives from Orange Beach and Gulf Shores will speak on Feb. 11. For reservations: nysnowbirds@gmail.com.

All invited to March 2 Ancient Aviators gathering

The Ancient Aviators social group continues (with proper COVID precautions) the meet the first Tuesday of each month at American Legion Post 44 in Gulf Shores at 8:30 a.m. The next meeting is March 2. The group, formed in 2002, gives aviators and others a chance to “tell their story.” A full breakfast is available for $6, and visitors are always welcome. Info: bensman84@aol.com or 251-990-8258.

Baldwin Heritage Museum golf outing is Feb. 23

By Nancy Durgin
The 9th Annual Golf Scramble to benefit the Baldwin County Heritage Museum (BCHM) will be held on Tuesday, February 23, at the GlenLakes Golf Club. The Golf Course is on CR-20 east of the Foley Beach Expressway. ALL golfers are welcome to register/get more details with Tammy at bchm@gulftel.com OR by calling the Museum at (251) 986-8375. The shotgun start will be at 8:30 am with 18 holes of golf, raffles, silent auction and a sack lunch to round out the day. COVID guidelines will be followed.

Michigan still has golf

By Dave Ferguson
While the Michigan Club will not be meeting this Winter, we still have golf outings. We will be golfing every Monday and Wednesday until March 10. Our golf schedule can be found at the Michigan Club website (michiganclubalabama.com). This year we are welcoming all snowbirds from all the snowbird clubs to join our golf outings. To sign up, just go to our website, click on the golf icon and our schedule will appear. Pick the course that you want to play and call the coordinator for that course and give them your name and phone number and you will be signed up. We will also have Ladies golf. It will be every Tuesday, weather permitting, at Gulf Links Golf Center on 59. We will meet at 9:30 AM, with Tee times at 10. If you would like to join or have questions please contact Sue Beach at spbeach260@charter.net or phone number 231-429-0952.

Minnesota virtual meetings

By Nancy Poferl
The Minnesota Snowbird club in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and surrounding area, although not meeting in person, is doing Virtual Meetings every other Tuesday throughout the season via Zoom. Sign up via Facebook @mnalclub or on our website www.mnal.org.
Iowa will still meet for golf

By Sue Holst
Iowa Snowbirds are encouraged to register on our website Iowa-Alabamagulfcoastsnowbirds.org (no registration fees or dues are required). Club breakfasts and cocktail socials have been cancelled, but Iowa golfers will continue their weekly outings and golfers from other states are welcome. The golf schedule and sign up can be found on the website. Visit the website often for updates. Plans are already being made for a return to normalcy in 2022!

Wisconsin Synod Lutheran Sunday services

Gulf Shores area WELS/ELS members will have local church services with Holy Communion on February 7 & 21 at St Jude by the Sea Lutheran Church, 312 E 16th Ave, Gulf Shores. Services will start at 4:00 with Bible class to follow. Church capacity 50 people. Reservations required for each service. To make reservations or for more info contact: Jim Diehm, 231-598-0383, jkdiehm@gmail.com.

Senior Softball Mon. & Fri.

By Arthur Presley
We have a local men’s senior softball group, age 50 and over, and we are trying to recruit more players. We play every Monday in Gulf Shores and Friday in Orange Beach at 10 a.m. All skill level welcome. Info: 225-313-8516.

Snowbird Hootenanny Feb. 11 at Flora-Bama

Visiting snowbirds are invited to the Florida-Alabama State-Line on Thursday, February 11th for the 4th annual Snowbird Hootenanny at the Flora-Bama. The Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to once again host this popular western-themed hoe-down for their favorite winter guests. Admission for the event is only $10 per person. This event will be COVID cautious, with limited tickets available for each of two seatings. Starting at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m., attendees will be welcomed into the open-air main tent stage area in the Flora-Bama.
Tickets are limited and can be purchased at VisitPerdido. com, by phone at 850-492-4660, or in person at the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce; 15500 Perdido Key Dr. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite western wear to enjoy some live pickin’-and-grinnin’ music, games and door prizes, followed by a delicious lunch provided by the legendary Flora-Bama chefs. Mask usage will be required, and sanitization stations will be set up throughout.

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