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There are three other ways to find out about upcoming 5 Rivers events: call us at 625-0814, find us on Facebook, or join our newsletter emailing list.  We have something for everyone, and we hope to see you soon!


April 26 – Delta Woods and Water Expo:  9am-4pm, Free Family Fun!

5 Rivers Delta Resource Center and the City of Spanish Fort have once again teamed up to bring all the delta has to offer to you! This free, public event will showcase not only the educational aspect of the delta, but the recreational as well. From turkey calling to fly tying and so much more, there is definitely something for everyone!  For more information, give us a call at 251-625-0814 or visit the website at http://www.deltawoodsandwatersexpo.com/

 

April 27:   5 Rivers Sunday Matinee

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week, learn how and why man’s best friend was domesticated in, “Dogs That Changed the World.”

May 1:  Daphne-Spanish Fort Kiwanis Club’s Taste of the Towns: 6-8pm, $25/$30

Daphne-Spanish Fort Kiwanis Club and Safe Harbor Financial Services will hold the 2014 Taste of the Towns fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. May 1 at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. Proceeds from the annual event provide financial assistance to three local Key Clubs, an AKTION Club and other youth-centered organizations. Tickets are $25 per adult in advance and $30 at the door and may be obtained from a Kiwanis member, Safe Harbor Financial Services in Daphne, or by calling 251-621-2996.

 

May 3:  5 Rivers Road Show, Environmental Studies Center Spring Open House, 10am-3pm, Free, Everyone Welcome

Stop by and say hi to us at the Spring Open House at ESC!  Take your family out to the 500 acre property that is the Mobile County School System’s Environmental Studies Center on Girby Road.  Enjoy a day of walking trails, native wildlife exhibits, animal presentations, planetarium shows, food and fun.  All proceeds from concessions and all donations go to wildlife care. For more information, call 221-5000.

 

May 4:  5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “Monsters Inside Me”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day, except from 2-3pm where there will be an alligator presentation.  This week, discover what happens when humans fall prey to parasites. Explore the shocking, gruesome and sometimes deadly details of parasitic infection in this series, which documents the battle between modern medicine and evolution.

 

May 4:  5 Rivers Presentation, “American Alligators” 2-3pm.

Probably the most notorious predator in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, the American Alligator is a world-wide symbol of swampy wilderness.  There are more than just teeth and scales to these critters, however, and learning about how this species has survived through the millennia will interest both young and old.  Free, no registration necessary.

 

May 6:  10am-11am;  5 Rivers StoryTime “Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” by Patricia Thomas.

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime at 5 Rivers.  Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature based story followed by arts and crafts.  This week, a new favorite of ours to read about a big animal with an even bigger sneeze!

 

May 6:  5 Rivers Outdoor Adventure Night

Free, everyone is welcome.  Meet and mingle with local outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy monthly programs.

·         6pm-7pm; Alabama Hiking Trail Society

·         7pm-8:30pm; Mobile Bay Canoe and Kayak Club

·         7pm-8:30pm; Mobile Bay Sierra Club

 

May 8: American Heart Association Mobile Heart Ball, 6pm-9:30pm.

Join the American Heart Association, donors and volunteers for the Heart Ball campaign fundraiser.  Proceeds allow the AHA to fund research and programs across the country and in our local communities.  For information on tickets, please see the AHA website at http://mobileheartball.ahaevents.org/

 

May 11:  5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “How the Universe Works”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week, host Mike Rowe brings viewers on an enlightening tour of our current cosmic knowledge in this miniseries that starts with the Big Bang and covers alien galaxies and solar systems, as well as the space-shattering properties of a supernova event.

 

May 11:  5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet: 2-2:30pm, Free

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond. 

 

May 13:  5 Rivers Outdoor Adventure Night

Free, everyone welcome.  Meet and mingle with local outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy monthly programs.

 

·         Hunter’s Education Course; 6pm-9pm (registration required, call 626-5474)

·         Mobile Bay Audubon Society; 6:30pm-8:30pm

 

May 17: 5 Rivers Road Show – Delta Rendezvous at Live Oak Landing, 8am-6pm. Admission cost is 1 can of food to benefit Alabama Hunger Relief

Join us at the beautiful Live Oak Landing on the Tensaw River to help aid Alabama Hunger Relief.  Fishing tournaments, archery tournament, hunting and fishing seminars, live demonstrations, craft vendors, food, live music and kid’s activities – all for a good cause!

 

May 18:  5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “Cracking the Koala Code”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week, follow individual koalas from a small social group on an Australian island to learn how they manage to survive -- and thrive -- on a diet that's poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals.

 

May 18:  5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet: 2-2:30pm, Free

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond. 

 

May 20:  10am-11am;  5 Rivers StoryTime “The Pout-Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime at 5 Rivers.  Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature based story followed by arts and crafts.  This week, a sad fish learns that sometimes a kiss is all it takes to turn things around.

 

May 22: Alabama Master Naturalist Program, “Alabama’s Herps” 9am-4pm

A workshop for adults who enjoy and want to learn more about Alabama’s natural resources.  This segment will explore the amphibians and reptiles that inhabit our state.  9am-4pm.  Registration required, $35pp includes workshop materials and lunch.  The deadline to register for this workshop is Monday, May 19, 2014. To register or for additional information, please contact Doyle Keasal by email at keasade@aces.edu or you may call him at 334-844-6398 or 334-750-6735.

 

May 24:  Wilderness Survival Class, 9am-Noon.  Free

Fun and informative, learn basic wilderness survival.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring bug spray and water.  We will be spend the first part of the class inside, and the latter outside.  No registration necessary.

 

May 24: Catching the Sun!   Sun Catchers Craft, 1-3pm, Free

School is out, and the sun is warm!  Catch the rays by making your own sun catcher to take home and put in your window.  All ages, free, no registration necessary, 1pm-3pm.

 

May 25:  5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet: 2-2:30pm, Free

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond. 

 

May 25:  5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “Honey Badgers, Masters of Mayhem”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week, learn about a relentless little creature that is one of the most fearless animals in the world.  The honey badger is renowned for its ability to confront grown lions, castrate charging buffalo, and shrug off the toxic defenses of stinging bees, scorpions, and snakes. Little is known about its behavior in the wild or why it is so aggressive. This film will follow three badger specialists in South Africa who take on these masters of mayhem in ways that must be seen to be believed.

 

May 26: Memorial Day – We are open! 8am-5pm

 


 

5 Rivers ~ Alabama's Delta Resource Center

30945 5 Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort, AL 36527

251-625-0814

Open 7 days a week, 8am-5pm!


Last updated April 22, 2014
 

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