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"Life is better here"

Welcome to the City of Orange Beach's
community newsletter. 

Vol. 5, Issue 31

SUMMER WINDS DOWN

This is it! The last full week of summer before kids go back to school on August 10th is here. Smile some more, take an extra ride on the boat, and add a few more footprints and memories on our beautiful white-sand beaches. 
Latest News
City Council to meet August 2

The Orange Beach City Council is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 2nd in the Council Chambers at City Hall, followed by the Committee of the Whole work session. The council meeting will be streamed live on the city's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/orangebeach. Once posted, the agendas are available at https://orangebeach.novusagenda.com/agendapublic

Fall Youth Sports registration now open for soccer, 12U contact football and cheerleading


SOCCER 

Late registration for Fall 2022 Orange Beach youth soccer 5U-14U is open to August 15th. 

Find details and registration links on the City Website at https://www.orangebeachal.gov/departments/parks-recreation/youth-soccer


12U CONTACT FOOTBALL 

Late registration for Fall 2022 12U Orange Beach Contact Football is open through August 15th to all children ages 9-12 who reside in Orange Beach and those who attend Orange Beach Elementary School. The registration fee is $80. (Please note that the roster for 10U Contact Football is full.)

Find details and a registration link on the City Website at https://www.orangebeachal.gov/departments/parks-recreation/youth-contact-football


CHEERLEADING

Orange Beach Youth Cheerleading is open to all students, ages 9-12, who attend Orange Beach City Schools or are residents of Orange Beach. Registration is open to August 15th with a $100 fee. 

**Please note: Girls can still play soccer while participating in cheerleading.**

Find details and a registration link on the City Website at https://www.orangebeachal.gov/departments/parks-recreation/youth-cheerleading

 


For more information, contact John McIntosh at jmcintosh@orangebeachal.gov or 251-200-8155.

Register now: Full Moon Paddle returns August 12

The last Full Moon Paddle of the 2022 summer season is scheduled for Friday, August 12th at the Orange Beach Wind & Water Learning Center on Wolf Bay.

The cost is $30 with all proceeds going to the Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center. The fundraising paddle will include dinner by Wolf Bay Seafood and Steak, entertainment by Basch Jernigan & Kelly West, and a guided paddle across Wolf Bay to watch the sunset and full moon rise. Dinner and entertainment at 6:15 p.m., with the paddle starting at 7 p.m.

The Wind & Water Learning Center is at 26267 Canal Road, behind the Orange Beach Public Library.  

Pre-registration is required. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Thursday, August 11th. Online registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wolf-bay-full-moon-paddle-august-12-tickets-389677204007

Print out a registration form for the August 12 Full Moon Paddle by clicking here.  Also, forms are available at Orange Beach City Hall and the Recreation Center.

All funds raised go directly to the Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center.

  • Participants must bring their own kayak or canoe, lifejacket and white light (headlamps work best). 
  • Participants must wear life jackets during the paddle. 
  • Paddling experience is recommended. 

For more information, contact WWLC Coordinator Jackie McGonigal at 251-974-7245 or on her cell at 251-424-5909 or via email at jmcgonigal@orangebeachal.gov.

3rd Annual MAAAC Gala set for August 13 

The Orange Beach Makos Academics, Arts, and Athletics Club will host its 3rd Annual MAAAC Gala in the Grand Ballroom of Perdido Beach Resort on Saturday, August 13th at 6 p.m. 

It will be a fun-filled party to remember as MAAAC kicks off its fundraising for the year in support of Orange Beach schools. Attendees will enjoy the luxury resort atmosphere, exquisite dining, cash bar, music, dancing, and a silent auction. The doors to the Ballroom Foyer will open at 6 p.m. with the silent auction available for all guests to bid on throughout the evening. 

This spectacular night of fun and fundraising will celebrate the new Orange Beach City School Board, Superintendent Randy Wilkes, and school staff while thanking all in the community that have supported the MAAAC over the past year.

Tickets: Single Admission — $125 | Group Admission* — $1,500 (*Group Admission includes a table reservation with 12 seats.) Purchase tickets at https://www.perdidobeachresort.com/product-details/product/MAAAC-Gala-Admission.

For sponsorship information, email j.hogue@obmaaac.org or visit www.obmaaac.org.


SCHOOL NEWS
 

2022-23 School Year Calendar 

We are looking forward to the start of a great school year!



MAKOS ON MAIN - MONDAY, AUGUST 8TH

Join us to celebrate the start of a new school year with Orange Beach City Schools from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, August 8th on Main Street at The Wharf. 



 
 

Orange Beach City Board of Education 

Upcoming scheduled meetings and/or work sessions:
  • Thursday, August 11, 2022, 4:30 P.M. Work Session followed by 5:30 P.M. Regular Meeting in Council Chambers
For additional meeting information, go to https://www.orangebeachal.gov/departments/city-schools/meetings.
 

Find all of the latest school news on Facebook at: 
Expect Excellence After School Program Registration 

The City of Orange Beach Expect Excellence After School Program registration is now open. Find details on the Expect Excellence page on the City Website. 
Wish you could be part of her world? Now you can! 

Calling all 4th-6th grade students, register for the Expect Excellence After-School program Show Choreography class on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for auditions and ensemble rehearsals for “Disney’s The Little Mermaid”! 

Adult auditions will be held in September. Shows are set for Feb. 2-5 at the Orange Beach Performing Arts Center.

CREATIVE WRITING OPPORTUNITIES


The Orange Beach Literary Journal is looking for submissions from kindergarten through 12th grade. Find more information at https://orangebeachliteraryjournal.com or see the article: Expect Excellence literary journal now taking submissions.
 
Expect Excellence Word Play - a creative writing class that explores how to write short stories, poetry, comics, nonfiction pieces and more! This class is one of the choices when children are signed up the Expect Excellence After-School program. 
VISIONS OF CHRISTMAS AUDITIONS SET  

Help us bring the spirit of Christmas to our community! Auditions for the City of Orange Beach Expect Excellence Music Department’s 2nd Annual Visions of Christmas production will be held August 1st through August 5th between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dancers, singers, and instrumentalists are needed. Schedule an audition by emailing cpittman@orangebeachal.gov.

GOING VERTICAL

Orange Beach Fire Station No. 3 construction crews hit the ground running early this week and by Tuesday (shown in photos), walls were going up. The new four-bay Fire Station No. 3 on Canal Road, south of The Wharf, is expected to be open by next summer. In January, M. W. Rogers Construction was awarded the contract to build the new fire station with a low bid of $5.4 million. McCollough Architecture, Inc. is the project engineer.

TEMPORARY REC CENTER CLOSURE

The Orange Beach Recreation Center/Expect Excellence Building will be closed Saturday, August 6th through Tuesday, August 9th for gymnasium floor maintenance. There will be no Basketball Open Gym times, Pickleball or Zumba classes during this time. The closure WILL NOT affect the Fitness Center operations. 

  • Pickleball fall session will begin on Wednesday, August 10th and will be available Monday to Friday only, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on six courts. There will be no weekend pickleball after July 31.
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