Things To Do In Foley

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Top of the Hops Beer Festival Stretching along the northern Gulf Coast, The Wharf Marina serves as the picturesque venue for the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, a celebration of the craft-beer industry. Abita Brewing Company, a Louisiana outfit known for its large variety of seasonal and flagship brews, joins local sponsors, including Maggie's Bottle & Tail and Alabama Gulf Seafood, in hailing the beloved concoctions made of barley, wheat, and hop leaves known for their ability to inspire Elizabethan conversational skills. The festival introduces patrons to tastes of more than 150 craft brews and offers a variety of beer-related seminars.

23101 Canal Road
Orange Beach,
AL
US

Jason's Fitness has locations in Mobile & Foley. We offer 24-Hour access health club memberships, One-On-One personal training, Home Fitness Equipment and Nutritional Product Sales. "Everything you need to look and feel your very best!" Home of SouthFit TV!

120 W Berry Ave
Foley,
AL
US

Dewsweepers Golf School’s instructors impart club-swinging know-how to golfers of all abilities in one-hour, private lessons. The well-rounded instructors (lessons are valid for any staffer except Tony Ruggiero) can help pupils hone any aspect of their game, such as adding distance to their drives, improving their short game, or bending short irons into serviceable boomerangs. At all locations, computerized video swing analysis technology augments instructors’ ability to diagnose swing deficiencies by providing slow-motion replay for each shot. After the lesson, pupils receive an email file with a copy of the video swing analysis that features voiceover instruction for players to have for later reference and play nonstop at upcoming performance reviews with the boss.

3840 Cotton Creek Boulevard
Gulf Shores,
AL
US

Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf provides a high seas putting adventure for land-loving children, seniors, and adults alike. Pirate ships, dungeons, caves, and waterfalls adorn the two 18-hole courses of challenging angles and tricky terrain. Play all 36 holes with this all-day pass, for multiple chances to win the ultimate hidden treasure–mini-golf bragging rights to lord over your family, colleagues, or date. Experienced club swingers can practice their short game while novice putters can strive for that elusive hole-in-one, or the Zen meditation exercise of the hole-in-none.

3201 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores,
AL
US

Down Under Dive Shop's PADI-certified professionals introduce curious landfarers to the art of breathing underwater in a safe setting. In an initiatory session, students take to shallow water as they develop familiarity with equipment, learn about scuba safety, and pick up basic skills for subaquatic maneuvering. Though the class won't churn out scuba divers certified to dive alone, the hours count toward eventual scuba or open-water certification, as well as putting to rest a persistent fear of bathtubs and really big puddles. Down Under Dive Shop supplies all of the necessary armament for a successful maritime sally, including a mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy compensating jacket, and air tank.

1129 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Gulf Shores,
AL
US

Signature service: Creative Photography & Design Expert

Established: 2002

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Brands Used: Canon DSLR

Pro Tip: Students will need to bring a DSLR camera with them for a more hands on experience.

Q&A with Alisha, Owner

What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?

When photographing a session my first goal is to make my clients feel comfortable and feel at ease. I am human and I always seem to find someway to unintentionally show them that (whether that be tripping, shooting with my fly down, stepping in a mound of ants, or sitting in goose crap). So, my camera-class students can be assured that the class will be light hearted and fun?no stiff stuff here.

Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?

What I enjoy most about being a photographer is having the ability to give someone something that most others can't. I heard a quote once that I love: "Pictures stay the same, but the people in them change." It's a great feeling being able to freeze a person into a time capsule of who they once were as a reminder to all of those who love them. I provide memories that don't fade. This class will help people to capture their own family and personal memories just a little bit better as their skill set widens.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

I was the photo editor in my high school year book a million years ago. Since then, I have toted a camera and haven't stopped.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

I have a degree in professional photography, and am continuing my education constantly. I hope to one day be able to call myself "master photographer" through the Professional Photographer of America's system.

22510 Highway 59
Robertsdale,
AL
US