Community Events

Welcome to our Community Events page! From time to time we will share information on select community-wide events that we think home educators would enjoy or find informative. If you’d like your event added to this list, send us an email at NorthernGulfCoastHomeEducators@outlook.com.


Current Events: 

Mobile Literary Festival – A Day to Discover
Ben May Main Library, 701 Govt. St.
March 3, 2018
9 AM – 4:30 PM
Book sale, discussion panels, writer’s workshop, poetry, learn book publicity methods, activities for children & youth.

Touch a Truck
Hank Aaron Stadium – 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd., Mobile
March 10, 2018
10 AM – 2 PM
$20 per car
Family-friendly event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of trucks and meet the people who build, protect and serve our community. Benefits pediatric research at USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, and adoption at Adoption Rocks.

Living History Day
Historic Blakeley State Park
March 17, 2018
9 AM – 3 PM
Special day of living history and educational programming to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Fort Blakeley. Events will include Civil War artillery and rifle demonstrations, guided battlefield tours, and a lecture by noted historian Dr. Ben Severance.
$6 for adults; $4 for children ages 6-12

Coastal Bird Banding
Fort Morgan, Alabama
April 17-21, 2018
No charge to attend the bird banding, but an entrance fee is required to enter Fort Morgan park. All ages welcome. This event is open to the public. NGCHE will attend as a group, and all who are interested may join us. We will announce our exact date of attendance in mid April as this event is weather dependent. To join the mailing list for our group’s visit, email homeschoolfieldtrips@outlook.com.


Past Events

Old St. Stephens Day – A Celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial
St. Stephens Historical Park, 2056 Jim Long Road, Saint Stephens, Alabama
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10 AM – 2:30 PM
This is a free, open-to-the-public event featuring traditional skills demonstrations, historical reenactments, guided tours, and more.

Old St. Stephens Saturday Archaeology Digs
St. Stephens Historical Park, 2056 Jim Long Road, Saint Stephens, Alabama, 36569
First Public Dig of the Fall: October 14, 2017
Second Public Dig of the Fall: November 4, 2017

Things that Go “Bump” in the Day
Haunted History Roundtable & Paranormal Investigation
Church Street Graveyard, behind Ben May Main Library, downtown Mobile
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 11:30 AM
Rain Date: Tuesday, October 24, 11:30 AM
This event is hosted by NGCHE, but it is open to the community as a whole. No RSVP required. However, if you have questions or would like to let us know you’re coming, email homeschoolfieldtrips@outlook.com.

Halloween Healthcare Hauntings
Themed fundraiser for The Mobile Medical Museum
1664 Springhill Avenue, Mobile
Saturday, October 28, 1-4 PM
Ghost tales from history, haunted train rides, costume contest, and more!
See the full post on our community events page for admission costs and discounts.


Veterans Day Invite


Scan0028


Joy Dance 2017


Baldwin Youth Orchestra Fall Concert

Jack Frost play


Eastern Shore Secondhand Shop Hop
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 9 AM – 3 PM
Ladies are invited to join NGCHE moms as we visit several of the best flea markets and upscale thrift stores in the Eastern Shore community of Baldwin County, Alabama. To receive an itinerary, email homeschoolfieldtrips@outlook.com. We will break for lunch about halfway through our day. Reservations are requested for those who wish to eat with us. RSVP by noon on Wed., Dec. 13th.


Old St. Stephens Saturday Archaeology Digs
St. Stephens Historical Park, 2056 Jim Long Road, Saint Stephens, Alabama, 36569
Third Public Dig of the Fall: December 16, 2017
George Shorter, RPA, Archaeologist, is the coordinator for the Old St. Stephens site. The public is welcome to join in the Saturday digs. Children may dig with their parents. No experience is required.  October’s planned excavations include the Globe/Chamberlain site and the Douglass Hotel. If you plan to join the dig, please email us so we can put you in touch with Mr. Shorter for full details.


Mardi Gras Moments
History Museum of Mobile, 111 South Royal Street.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 12-1 PM.
Learning Lunch hosted by Steve Joynt, publisher of the Mobile Mask magazine.


Get-to-Know Homeschooling Informational Meeting
Mobile Public Library Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
January 25, 2018, 6-7 PM
Free and open to the public. Join us as we discuss the basics of homeschooling in Alabama and share local, state, and national resources.

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