Other Opportunities: January 2011 Archives

Sunday, January 30 at 2pm watch Auburn Women's Basketball team take on South Carolina at Auburn Arena.  Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day AND Girl Scout Day, the team is offering free admission with this attached flyer to this game.

A halftime performance by Auburn Wheelchair Basketball and a post-game autograph session with the Women's Basketball team adds to the fun.  Attendees are also encouraged to bring pet food to donate to benefit the Lee County Humane Society for Adopt-A-Pet Awareness.
The Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame is a national program that was created to honor every day people (including teens and kids!) with energetic spirit who strive to make a positive difference in their communities. The program looks for people who live with the same perseverance and determination as the Energizer Bunny -- people who inspire others with their unstoppable energy.

Nominees will be narrowed to a field of 100 semifinalists who will be honored in their hometowns.  Then, the judges will select nine finalists, and the Energizer Bunny's Facebook fans will vote on the 10th. All ten finalists' names and stories will be posted online.  At that point, America will be given a chance to select the inductee through an online vote. The voting will take place beginning April 4, 2011, and continuing through May 14, 2011. The Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame inductee will attend a special induction ceremony at the Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Mo. The inductee will also receive a $10,000 cash award and an additional $5,000 will be donated to the charity of his/her choice. Each finalist will also get $1,000 donated to the charity of his/her choice.

Nominations are being accepted now through Friday, February 4 at www.energizer.com/halloffame <https://mail.blickandstaff.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.energizer.com/halloffame> .
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The Bay Shore Ballet has extended a special invitation for Girl Scouts to see Hansel and Gretel on Saturday, April 9th at 2pm at the Fairhope Civic Center.

Girl Scouts are given preferred seating at this performance and will enjoy some special time back stage with the director and cast.  Bring your camera and take advantage of the wonderful scenery and costumes for a troop picture.

The Suite Shoppe will be open at intermission for refreshments and you can also do some shopping at the Ballet Boutique.

Tickets cost $5 per person, and reservations can be made via email to vkoneill1@aol.com.  Checks should be made out to Bay Shore Ballet and mailed to Vicki O'Neill, 22163 Main Street, Fairhope, AL 36532.
Back by popular demand, Wild Adventures is pleased to announce the return of the Spring Scout Adventure, May 14-15, 2011.  Wild Adventures has designed a weekend adventure designed especially for  Girl Scouts from across the Southeast.
 
The weekend begins with camping on Friday night.  Saturday includes a fun-filled day in the Park, complete with catered buffet exclusively for scouts, a bottomless soda wristband for the day, with an event patch, all for $39.99 per person (+ tax).  Saturday night, there will be a Special Guest around the campfire in the camping area.  The weekend continues on Sunday with a second fun-filled day in the Park.  Splash Island Water Park admission is also included both days!
 
BONUS - Receive one complimentary Scout Adventure package per 15 paid attendees. (Advance purchase required.)
BONUS - Receive one FREE parking ticket (a savings of $10 per car) per three paid attendees. (Advance purchase required.)
 
The final details have not yet been released, but watch the Group Events page at www.wildadventures.com.   If you prefer, call 229 - 219 - 7144, to speak with a Group Sales Representative.
 

BUILD AN  OYSTER REEF

at Helen  Wood Park on the Western Shore of Mobile  Bay

Saturday and  Sunday, January 22-23, 8am-5pm   


Come for as long as you  can, whenever you want. Be prepared to get muddy.  Must be over 14  years old to participate.  Under 18 years must be accompanied by an  adult.  

Volunteers will be placing  bagged oyster shell in predetermined locations near the shoreline, creating  over a quarter-mile of oyster reef.  Most bags weigh 10 pounds.   Helen Wood Park is located just north of the Dog River Bridge off Dauphin  Island Parkway.  Please carpool as parking is limited.

For more  information, including parking information and maps, click here <http://www.trailblz.info/ACF/gateway/21.22533.aspx> .

This project will  serve to kick-off the 100-1000 Restore Coastal Alabama Partnership,  a coalition of public and private entities working together to  restore Alabama's coastal areas, making us more resilient to impacts  from hurricanes, oil spills, and climate change. Learn more about the amazing oyster and all the benefits  it brings to our coastal environment at www.100-1000.org <http://www.100-1000.org/> .

It is possible that the project will  be completed on Saturday.  Check the website Saturday night for  updates.

If possible,  please RSVP to info@joinacf.org.   Hope to see you this weekend!

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