Selected Community Events
29th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Destin, FL
Uncork Some Fun in the Sun at the 29th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival, April 16-19 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 resort on the Emerald Coast. The Sandestin Wine Festival, voted Best Annual Event in Destin, is a picture-perfect event, complete with white tents, flowing wine, food, ladies strolling in hats and live music. Affectionately called the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals,” attendees will enjoy wine tastings showcasing hundreds of domestic and international wines. The event is one of the best of the year and draws thousands of people to the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin.
Sandestin offers nearly 1,300 accommodations from the beach to the bay. The resort features a winning combination of accommodations, events, activities, dining and shopping, unmatched by any other vacation destination. To thoroughly enjoy the events surrounding the Sandestin Wine Festival, stay steps or a simple tram ride away when you book at Sandestin. Save up to 25% off accommodations & even more on your ticket with promo code WINE15. Don't miss this very popular event April 16-19. Plan your spring getaway today! Visit www.sandestinwinefestival.com for details or call 866.91.BEACH.
April 16-19, 2015
Wine Dinners – Thursday evening
Grand Wine Tasting – Friday 5-8 p.m. Saturday 1-5 p.m.
Mind. Body. Beach. – Saturday 7 a.m.
Retail Tent – Friday 2-9 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Brunch on the Bay – 10 a.m.-2 p.m
National Pancake Day
IHOP locations in Alabama
BIRMINGHAM- IHOP will again serve free pancakes to benefit Children’s of Alabama in celebration of National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at participating restaurants across the state.
From 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. that day, IHOP customers can enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes and, in turn, will be asked to make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) to celebrate this “Decade of Giving.” Since 2006, IHOP National Pancake Day has raised approximately $13 million to provide life-saving treatment, programs and medical equipment for pediatric patients across the country. One hundred percent of the funds donated at participating Alabama IHOP locations will be donated to Children’s of Alabama.
Miracle Balloons, which include IHOP coupons, will be sold for $1 and $5 each, personalized and displayed at participating IHOP restaurants during February, offering guests another way to show their support of CMNH and contribute to the National Pancake Day fundraising effort. Guests who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 discount coupon that can be used during their next dining visit.
Pancake Day is a tradition that dates back several centuries to when the English prepared for fasting during Lent. Strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products, hence the name Pancake Tuesday which falls on Shrove Tuesday on the Christian calendar.
"IHOP is thrilled to bring families and communities together in support of the efforts of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities on National Pancake Day," said Des Hague, IHOP's president. "We want to thank our guests who helped us raise nearly $3 million to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities last year, and we ask them to join us again to surpass our fundraising goal of $3.5 million for 2015.”
Participating IHOP restaurants in Alabama include:
· Athens (16211 Athens Limestone Blvd.)
· Birmingham (5243 Highway 280) and (7748 Crestwood Blvd.)
· Decatur (1428 Beltline Road SW)
· Dothan (3407 Ross Clark Circle)
· Homewood (221 State Farm Parkway)
· Hoover (2730 John Hawkins Parkway)
· Huntsville (3001 S. Memorial Parkway)
· Madison (8622 Highway 72)
· Montgomery (115 Eastern Blvd.) and (2950 E. South Blvd.)
· Oxford (1904 U.S. Highway 78 E)
· Pelham (2000 Pelham Parkway)
· Tuscaloosa (724 Skyland Blvd.)
Those wanting more information about IHOP’s National Pancake Day or Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, or wanting to make an online donation may visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.