Medicare Open Enrollment at Satsuma Public Library, 5466 Old Highway 43, will be Wednesday, October 31, 9 a.m.-noon.
Medicare Open Enrollment at Satsuma Public Library, 5466 Old Highway 43, will be Wednesday, October 31, 9 a.m.-noon.
It’s time to compare plans, and make sure you have the right Medicare health and prescription drug coverage for you. Stay with your current plan if you’re happy with it, or look for a new one with better coverage, higher quality and lower cost.
The Area Agency on Aging’s State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) will provide FREE help to people on Medicare.
Trunk or Treat at Axis First Baptist Church is Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 6 p.m. The church is on the corner of Old Highway 43 and CreolaAxis Loop Road in Axis, Alabama 36505
"DIPG Warrior Walk - Mobile," hosted by The Cure Starts Now is Saturday, November 3, 2018, 7:30-11 a.m. at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway.
DIPG Warrior Walk is a family friendly walk to honor DIPG Warriors and fund vital research to help find a cure. Register today at http://csnevents.org/mobilewarrior
Auditions for The PACT's "Freaky Friday" are Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 at 3995 Cottage Hill Rd Unit C, Mobile. There are roles for all ages. For greater detail, visit The PACT's website.
Community Events and Activities for week of October 22-October 28, 2018
Fall Festivals/Halloween/Pumpkin Patches:
* Thriller Nights of Lights at Hank Aaron Stadium will continue through October 31, 7-10 p.m. 7 days a week. This is a family-friendly drive-thru light show synchronized to music playing through your car radio. Displays of giant spiders, spooky eyes, friendly ghosts and tumbling scarecrows are just a few of the displays to see dancing to a fun variety of music. This is the only show of its kind in the country, Thriller Nights of Lights will thrill children and adults of all ages.
* Pumpkin Patch events at Christ United Methodist Church, 6101 Grelot Road, will continue through October 31--Sunday, noon - dusk; Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-dusk. Events include Food Truck Sunday, Pirates and Princesses Picnic for Preschoolers, Fall Family Day and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."
* Spooky Storytime for Preschoolers is at Ben May Public Library on October 24, 10-10:45 a.m. Headstart programs, schools and families are invited to a special Spooky Storytime in Bernheim Hall. The program consists of songs, stories and a Readers Theater tailored just for ages 4 to 7. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call the children’s department at 251-208-7086 or email
* On Oct 25, 6 p.m., Saraland Public Library presents "Halloween Spooktacular--Family Fun!" Attendees can wear their own costumes or try on some of of the Library's. They can enjoy some Monster Hand Punch & Graveyard Pudding Cups plus go Trick or Treating throughout the Library. For more information, call 251-675-2879.
* October 25-31, 6-9 p.m., Ben May Main Library presents The Haunted Graveyard: Scary Fun for Teens & Adults. Take a stroll through our Haunted Graveyard inside the Ben May Main Library. It’s a unique, haunted house experience for ages 12 and up. For more information, call 251-208-7079.
* Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library is holding a "Trunk or Treat" on October 27, 5-6 p.m. The invitation to this Family Fun event reads: Wear your costumes and join us for a special Halloween event! Trunks will be decorated and volunteers will be handing out all kinds of treats. For more information, call 251-470-7770 or email email@example.com.
* St. Vincent de Paul Fall Festival is Saturday, October 27, 2018, 6-9 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, 4980 St. Vincent Drive. There will be games, food, haunted house, costume contest, fun, and MORE! Costume contest will begin at 7 p.m.; $5 per family to enter + canned good or non-perishable food item.
* The 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at Tanner Williams United Methodist Church, 1550 Grand Bay Wilmer Road, continues through October 31. Daily hours will be 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m on Saturdays and noon-7 p.m. on Sundays. Trunk or Treat is October 27, 6-7:30 p.m. On Campus & Off Campus Field Trips are available by appointment. Call Janece Allison – 251-776-0283 or Jane Cooley - 251-377-7690.
* October 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Fall Festival will be held at The Shoppes at Bel Air, 3299 Bel Air Mall. This free, fun Fall Festival includes food, games, a photo booth, music and pumpkin painting.
* Lott Road Church of God, 5301 Lott Road, presents its Free Fall Carnival on Saturday, October 27, 6-8 p.m. Trunk or Treat begins at 6 p.m. There'll be games, prizes, face painting, inflatables, a petting zoo and food. Children may wear costumes (NO scary costumes, please.)
* Fall Festival at CenterPointe Assembly, 1375 W I-65 Service Road N, is Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
* Through October 31, Catfish Junction, 300 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, children can get a free pumpkin to decorate. The fun comes with the purchase of an adult entree.
* Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, 1507 Dauphin Street, invites everyone to the church's Pumpkin Patch. The Patch is open 7 days a week; hours of operation will be Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The Patch will close on October 31 at 2 p.m. Field trips are offered Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon by appointment; for appointment, email Lindsay.firstname.lastname@example.org. The Patch is located at the corner of Catherine and Dauphin streets in the parking lot across from the church.
* Coastal Response Center, 7385 Highway 188, Coden, presents "House of Nightmares" on October 26 and 27 from 7-11 p.m. Haunted House tickets are $8 and hayride tickets are $4. There'll also be food, games and prizes.
* Alma Bryant Baseball Haunted Trail is October 26, 27, 29 and 31. The Trail is behind the field house; Bryant High School is at 14001 Jirrocame Boulevard, Irvington. The Trail will open at dusk; admission is $8.
* On Wednesday, October 24, 6 p.m., "Scary Night Full Moon Kayak Paddle" is planned at Bill Brooks Landing in Chickasaw. Flashlight/Headlight/Whistle Required. Rental is available at 251-288-8288; for more information, call 251-452-6467.
* Friday night, October 26, 6-8 p.m., Tanner Williams Assembly of God , 14440 Tanner Williams Road, will hold its Annual Harvest Festival. There will be give-aways, games, prizes, candy and inflatables. A silent auction is being planned with the proceeds benefiting the upcoming Child Development Center. Donations are being accepted for the Silent Auction and forms are available for donors. For information, call the church office at 251-649-2580.
* Massacre Island Haunted Bike Ride at Dauphin Island is Friday, October 26, 6 p.m. A fun bike ride past some of the most haunted spots on Dauphin Island. Come join us for live music, candy for the kids and awards for the best costumes. See event site for more information.
* Irby Homebuyers Halloween Costume Charity Event is Friday, October 26, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at Irby Home Buyers, 503 Government Street. Irby Home Buyers Co. is Calling All Goblins, Ghosts and Creatures of the night to the Halloween Costume Party, Friday, October 26, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at Irby Home Buyers, 503 Government Street. Tickets (by Eventbrite) are as follows: General Admission | Couples Ticket, $50; General Admission | Single Ticket, $35; and Young Professional Member, $20. **Money raised from ticket sales will be given to The Family Center of Mobile to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect by providing free and low-cost education, training and support to parents and caregivers in Southwest Alabama.
* The Chickasaw Library and the Chickasaw Theatre have joined forces to present "A Literary Nightmare" on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, 6:30 p.m. at Chickasaw Civic Center, 224 Grant Street. The event includes a haunted house, a hay ride and a trail walk. Admission is $6 for teens and $7 for adults. An alternative activity will be provided in the Library for small children. For more information, call 251-452-6465.
* The Chickasaw Chamber of Commerce Family Fun Day is Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Miller's Park, next to the Fire Station, Lee and Jackson streets., So many activities! A parade, entertainment, games, Trunk or Treat. Don't miss the fun.
* "St. Mary Parish Haunted House!" is hosted by St. Mary Parish is sponsored by St Mary Life Teen and Sunny Side Theatre. The event is Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th from 7-9 p. m. each day on St. Mary’s campus. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family, and can be purchased in advance at the Parish office or at the door. All proceeds with go directly to benefit St. Mary youth programs. The Haunted House is suggested for ages 8 or older, but all are welcome. St. Mary Parish is located at 1453 Old Shell Road in Mobile's Old Dauphin Way Historic District. Call the parish office at (251) 432-8678 or email email@example.com for advance ticket.
* Chickasaw Howl-o-We'en Costume Contest/Pet Parade, Saturday October 27 will be at Chickasaw Elementary School. Children, register/judging is at 10 a.m.. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. All pets must be well-behaved and on restraints. There will be homemade dog treats for sale, and all proceeds will benefit the Chickasabogue Creek Dog Park. For information, call Janis Talbott, 251-382-3917.
* Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Exploreum, 65 Government Street, is presenting family friendly activities and demos inspired by animation while exploring the amazing world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Visitors can enjoy creative flip books, bat crafts, yummy banana mummies, ghost orbs, spooky sounds of a Theremin, games, cartoons and more. The Exploreum will also be joined by Animal Tales, LLC friends for a "creepy" installment of their awesome animal experiences. Don’t forget to dress up in your Halloween costume, because prizes will be awarded during 12:30 p.m. costume contest. Admission pricing will be announced later.
* On Sunday, October 28, noon-5 p.m., GulfQuest, 155 S Water Street, Mobile will host "GulfQuest Halloween Fest." A special spooky admission price of JUST $5/person gets visitors in to enjoy 90 interactive exhibits. And, if they arrive in costume, admission is FREE.
* Trick or Treat at Green Park at Dauphin Island is 5:30 p.m., October 31. Island residents are encouraged to bring a table and chairs and join Town staff, DI Police Department and many others to hand out treats. Participants can dress their area in Hallowe'en decorations and are invited to wear costumes to add to the fun.
* Trunk or Treat at Pathway Church - Airport Campus and Pathway Church - Moffett Campus is Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m. Moffett Campus is at 7200 Moffett Road and the Airport Campus is at 10775 Airport Boulevard. For more information or how to decorate and register your trunk, visit: pathwaychurch.us/trunkortreat.
* Fall Festival at First Baptist Tillman's Corner, 5660 Three Notch Road, is Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 6-8 p.m. Tickets are at fbtc.org. For information, contact at 251-661-0114 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. PREREGISTER AT https://fbtc.org/fall-festival/ First Baptist Tillman's Corner’s Fall Festival is a celebration event of all things Fall, and includes game booths, free food, bouncy castles and slides, live music, a hay ride, and much, much more!
* The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street, Mobile is holding a Smashing PumpkinFest on Saturday, November 3, 1-3 p.m. Children (with their parents, of course) are invited to "Bring your Halloween pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns and test the laws of gravity by dropping them and smashing them in some exciting and educational ways. You bring the pumpkins, we clean up the mess. That mess will be used as compost for our courtyard garden."
* Fall Festival at Dayspring Baptist Church, 2200 Cody Road S, is Saturday, November 10, 3-7 p.m.
Galas, special events, fun and fundraisers:
* SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a "Show your Colors Food Drive" at the Chamber location, Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. So pick a team, donate canned goods and see who really has the best fans. Either way this is a win for the community. Turn in all canned food items by November 15th to the Tillman's Corner Community Center - 5055 Carol Plantation Road, Mobile.
* The UWSWA Women's Initiative presents their 3rd Annual Diaper/Wipe Drive. They are collecting baby and adult diapers in all sizes along with wipes to help partner agencies provide these basics to their clients. The benefiting agencies include: The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama, Goodwill Easter Seals, Headstart, Dumas Wesley Community Center, Penelope House, and Mulherin Home.Donations may be taken to UWSWA (218 St. Francis Street, 36602) or Russell Thompson Butler & Houston, LLP (3605 Springhill Avenue, 36608) during regular business hours through October 31, 2018. Women United are also accepting monetary donations to help purchase additional diapers and wipes.
* On Monday, October 22, 6-8 p.m., Atlanta Bread Company, 3680 Dauphin Street, is hosting "Serving You" to benefit Family Promise of Coastal Alabama, a 501(C)(3) non-profit to aid families who are facing homelessness. An invitation to the public: Join us for fellowship and good food, then leave a generous tip for your server. Every dime will put families in crisis one step closer to a home." AND even more good news, children eat free on Mondays.
* The Annual Pink is the New Green Soiree is Wednesday, October 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Callaghan's Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston Street, Mobile. Pink is the New Green soiree is a breast cancer awareness event benefiting the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. The event is hosted by William Norville Harrison in memory of his wife, Debbie, and sponsored by Callaghan's Irish Social Club. Don't miss an evening of funky music, fabulous silent auction items, phenomenal cheeseburgers and more. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well - please contact William Norville Harrison, Ashley Hays Rains, Gail Dancy or Will Dickson for more information. Silent auction donations are always appreciated. **ALL proceeds benefit USA Mitchell Cancer Institute and be donated in Debbie's memory. Donations will be accepted via PayPal, cash or check.**
* "One Night in Havana" is Thursday, October 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 23 East | Brookley Aeroplex, 1886 Fifth Street, Mobile. The evening includes live music by Crowned Jewelz, Island-inspired food, drinks and charitable gaming. Guests are invited to "join us at the tables for blackjack, roulette, craps and poker, plus try your luck at the slot machines! When you're ready, take your chips to the prize table and enter to win the item or experience of your choice." The event benefits Distinguished Young Women Foundation. For more information, visit www.OneNightinEvent.com.
* "In the Company of Heroes," the Police Chief's Gala benefiting Mobile Police Department Foundation is Thursday, October 25, 6:30-10 p.m. Sponsored by Airbus, the event will be held at Fort Whiting on S Broad Street. Guest speaker will be Michael Durant, author of "Black Hawk Down." Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, go to www.MobilePoliceDepartmentFoundation.com.
* The 19th Annual Lights On Afterschool National Rally will be Thursday, Oct. 25th. Satsuma Public Library will join the celebration by bringing together two after school reading programs. The public is invited to the free event. For the 12th year, the New York skyline will shine for Afterschool that evening when the iconic Empire State Building is lit in yellow to celebrate Lights On Afterschool!. #LightsOnAfterschool
* Mobile Botanical Gardens Friday Blue Plate Lunch at the Gardens October 26th, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $15 (tax included) for MBG members and $25 (tax & admission included) for nonmembers. Reservations are encouraged--email or call 251-342-0555.
* Boots and Jazz Brunch, McKemie Place's largest fundraiser of the year, Boots & Jazz Brunch, is scheduled for October 28, 11:30 a.m. Roman Street will be the musical gurst. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boots-jazz-brunch-tickets49901926004
* The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Alabama/Gulf Coast Chapter presents Light The Night Mobile on Thursday, November 1, 5:30-9 p.m. at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Bros. Boulevard, Mobile. Event opens at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, go to www.lightthenight.org. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or registration, contact email@example.com or call 251.406.8471.
* "Bay Bash 2018," hosted by Mobile Baykeeper, is Friday, November 2, 2018, 6-10 p.m. at GulfQuest, 155 S Water Street, Mobile. Tickets are at mobilebaykeeper.networkforgood.com Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple. Proceeds benefit Mobile Baykeeper's efforts for clean water, clean air and healthy communities. *This event is for ages 21 and older. For sponsorship information, contact Justine Herlihy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Fall Open House at Environmental Studies Center, 6101 Girby Road, is Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free and there are free wildlife presentations. All proceeds from concessions and all donations go to wildlife care. Visitors can park at Burns Middle School and ride one of the shuttles. Shuttles run continuously during Open House.
* The Women's Resource Center invites all families to a WRC benefit, "Oh! Baby," which will be held at Langan Park, 4901 Zeigler Boulevard, Sunday, November 4, 1-4 p.m. It will be an exciting day of inflatables, food trucks, face painting, Alabama vs. Auburn Team Challenges, and so much more. The entire community is welcome to this day of celebration.
* Helping the Homeless: Homeless Agencies Fair is Monday, November 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street. Visitors can meet the staff and organizations that provide assistance and services to the homeless in the Mobile area. They will be sharing information and answering questions to all who stop by their tables. For more information, call 251-208-7078 or 251-208-7085 or email email@example.com.
* Alabama Coastal Foundation's 2018 8th Annual Cocktails for the Coast event is Thursday, November 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at The Grand Hotel Marriott, Point Clear, Alabama. Cocktails for the Coast is ACF's celebration of our shared coastal heritage and the dedicated individuals who work to preserve our coastal resources. All proceeds will benefit the Alabama Coastal Foundation's habitat restoration and environmental education programs. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at https://www.joinacf.org/donate
* Bay Area Brunch Fest, a fundraiser for Lifelines Counseling Services, is Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bienville Square, 150 Dauphin Street. The event is a day of great brunch foods, live jazz music, Bloody Mary's & Mimosas. This is a 21 and older event--no children, no pets. Advance General Admission tickets are $15 and include entrance to event and samplings from local restaurants. Advance VIP are $50 and include VIP area with private bar and restrooms, special VIP caterer, and swanky seating area. VIP is limited to first 100. Tickets by Eventbrite will be available on Septemeber 1, 6:05 a.m. On the day of the event, ticket prices will be $25 general admission and $65 for VIP. For sponsorship information, call or email Sarah Bumgarner. 251-602-0909 or firstname.lastname@example.org.NOV
* Bourbon By The Bay 2018 is Sunday, November 11, 2018, 3-7 p.m. at GulfQuest, 155 S Water Street. Tickets are at www.bourbonbythebay.com. Raise your glass at the second annual Bourbon on the Bay, where you can sample from twenty-five premium bourbons and whiskeys while overlooking Mobile River and the Port of Mobile. The event will also feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, a selection of wine and local brews, a silent auction and live music. Hosted at GulfQuest National Maritime Museum, this event is sure to become coastal Alabama's newest tradition.
* NEST of Mobile Annual Luncheon is Tuesday, November 13, noon-1 p.m. at Spring Hill College Byrne Hall, Mobile. The event is to celebrate the progress made in the mission to serve the needs of at-risk youth and families in Mobile County. Since 2016, the luncheon has raised nearly $80,000 to support NEST in matching teams of mentors with referrals from the Mobile County Juvenile Court. Teams and youth are working together to achieve goals and improve outcomes. Tickets are $50 and sponsorship packages are available. Contact the NEST office at 251-604-3131 or email@example.com for more information.
* Dementia Tsunami: Tips & Resources will be presented at Ben May Main Library on Thursday, November 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Gina Germany, CDP, CSA, with Touching Hearts Senior Care and other guest speakers, address topics on Dementia – how to recognize it and how to care for someone with cognitive disabilities. Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, call 251-208-7078 or 251-208-7085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The public is invited to Mobile ARC Open House on Thursday, November 15, 10:30 a.m. at Fred Delchamps Center, 2401 Gordon Smith Drive. Visitors can learn more about Mobile ARC, a non-profit that provides services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
* The 10th Annual Celebrate Hope event is Thursday, November 15, 20, 6-10 p.m. at USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, 1660 Springhill Avenue, Mobile. Tickets are at www.eventbrite.com. The event is presented by the University of South Alabama Foundation. Learn more at www.usahealthsystem.com/celebratehope.
* 2018 Port City Craftsmen Holiday Arts & Crafts Show is Friday-Sunday, November 16-18 at Abba Shrine Auditorium, 7710 Hitt Road. Admission is $3 per person or $2 with the donation of one non-perishable food item to be given to Feeding the Gulf Coast. Children 13 and younger are admitted free of charge. Information on vendor registration can be found at http://portcitycraftsmen.com/gpage3.html
* Loaves and Fish Community Ministries Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation committed to serving the needs of the homeless in Mobile since 1979, will host its annual fundraiser ART SOUP on November 16, 2018, 6-9 p.m. at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street. Tickets are $25 per person and include a fun night, with music, entertainment, soup, dessert, non-alcoholic drinks and art. proceeds from ART SOUP tickets and sponsorships go directly to help the homeless through the following organizations: The Salvation Army, Family Promise, McKemie Place, Ransom Ministries, Penelope House and the USA Student-run Free Clinic.
* On Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m.. the 2nd Annual BB Gun Turkey Shoot and Family Fun Day will take place at 516 1507 Bienville Boulevard next to Waves. The fundraiser will benefit Dauphin Island Elementary School students' field trip to the State Capitol. BB Gun Turkey Shoot is hosted by Guy T Smith Masonic Lodge #883 and Dauphin Island Elementary PTO.
* Emporium Presents Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Mobile Civic Center, 401 Civic Center Drive. Two shows are planned on Friday, November 23: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.cirqueproductions.com.
* On Thursday, December 6, 6:30-9 p.m., the 2nd Annual Wine & Wishes will be held at Ezell House Corporation, 407 Conti Street, Mobile. Wine & Wishes benefits Make a Wish Alabama, which grants the wishes of local children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Tickets are $40-$60 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-wine-wishes-tickets-50027703207
For more information, for donations for silent auction or to be a sponsor, contact Laurel Flowers, State Farm Agent, 400 Saraland Blvd N Ste B, Saraland, Al 36571 or by calling 251.675.4736 or emailing Laurel@SFAgentFlowers.com
* IN THE FUTURE: The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) and the City of Saraland announced the return of the internationally-renown Spartan Race to Saraland, Alabama. In returning to Saraland and Mobile County after a three-year absence, the Alabama Spartan will be holding two events over two days in the area instead of the one-day event held in both 2015 and 2016. The date for the return of Spartan to southwest Alabama is the weekend of March 15-17, 2019. Those interested in volunteering or assisting with site build-up and/or race day activities may contact Rita-Nicole Wright of the North Mobile YMCA via email at email@example.com.Registration is now open for the Alabama Spartan Race weekend. Visit www.Spartan.com for more information, race registration, and volunteer opportunities. For additional information, contact Danny Corte, Executive Director, 251-725-1794 or Danny@mobilesportsauthority.com
* October 23 3:15 PM Great Movie Adventure at Parkway Branch Theater October 23, 3:15 p.m. is "Goosebumps." In this film, teens and a horror writer battle the author's monstrous creations after they come to life and wreak havoc on their small town. The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG. For more information, call 251-470-7766.
* The Great Movie Adventure at Parkway Branch Theater October 23, 3:15 p.m. is "Goosebumps." In this film, teens and a horror writer battle the author's monstrous creations after they come to life and wreak havoc on their small town. The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG. For more information, call 251-470-7766.
* "Tom Jones" at Mobile Theatre Guild, 14 N Lafayette Street, runs October 26-November 4, 2018.
* The City of Semmes Free Fall Movie is "Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation" Friday, October 26. The movie is 7 p.m. at the Fire Traning Center.
* "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" will play at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library on October 27, 2 p.m. The friendly '63 VW enters a car race across France. For more information, call 251-470-7770 or emaill firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Mobile Mystery Dinners Players present "The Mystery of Devil's Gulch" at The Battle House on Saturday, October 27, 7 p.m. For reservations, go to https://www.eventbrite.com - it is under the ARTS category. For any issues with the Eventbrite site arise, call Marty Pollock, F&B Director at the Battle House at 251-338-5364 or email him at marty.pollock@renaissancemobile. Tickets are $59.00 + tax per person. In the ‘spirit’ of the evening, attendees are encouraged to come in a Halloween costume; it’s optional, of course, but it will enhance your the experience.
* Joe Jefferson Players' "Othello" begins November 2 and runs weekends through November 18 at Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S Carlen Street. Tickets are at joejeffersonplayers.com.
* On Friday, November 2, 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 3, 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 4, 2 p.m., the University of Mobile - Alabama School of The Arts will present "Hansel & Gretel and L'efant et Les Sortileges" at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street. Billed as a "fantastical opera double-feature," this promises to be "an entrancing evening of fairytales and fantasy!"
* "Sherlock Holmes & the Haunted Theatre," presented by Commedia del Arte of Mobile is Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:30-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 7125 Hitt Road, Mobile. Tickets are at www.commediadelarte.org. For more information, for questions about the content of a show or to order tickets, call 251-510-0654.
* "Bread and Puppet Theater!" is Sunday, November 25, 2018, 6-8 p.m. Mobile Museum of Art has partnered with Alabama Contemporary Art Center and Pensacola Museum of Art to co-host a performance of "The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus." RSVP is required; name your own ticket price at mobilemuseumofart.wufoo.com/forms/bread-and-puppet-theater
* "First Lady of the Revolution" Film Screening is Sunday, November 4, 2 p.m. in Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street. The Library's invitation: Join us in Bernheim Hall for a screening of Spark Media’s latest documentary feature First Lady of the Revolution. Supported by Alabama Humanities Foundation and sponsored in the state by Montgomery City-County Public Library. The film has garnered ten awards since its Sidewalk Film Festival premiere, including two prestigious Audience Awards. Admission is free. For more information, 251-208-7097.
* GulfQuest's Free Movie on the Promenade on Friday, November 16, 7:30 p.m. at GulfQuest, 155 S Water Street, Mobile.
* University of Mobile announces the second annual Piano Festival, a yearlong series of special events spotlighting Alabama School of the Arts’ undergraduate and graduate programs in piano performance. The series includes master classes and seminars, student and faculty recitals, and special performances by Elite 88, UM’s premier piano ensemble. All events are free of charge and open to the public. University of Mobile is an All-Steinway School and offers a Bachelor of Music in piano performance and a master of music in piano performance as part of a broad array of performing arts degrees. For more information about an event, contact Shadoe Valentin in the Alabama School of the Arts at email@example.com or 251.442.2383.
* Roman Street Christmas Concert, hosted by The Jazz Studio, a program of Mobile Big Band Society, Inc. will be Sunday, December 2, 2018, 7 p.m. at the Saenger Theater, 6 S Joachim Street, Mobile.
* (Continuing) The Garden Sketch Club at Mobile Botanical Gardens meets every Friday, 2 p.m., until December 28th. Artists at all levels of experience welcome. General admission is $5 for non-members. The Museum is at 5151 Museum Drive.
* (Continuing) News from Dauphin Island's Art Does It: Weekly Painting Courses, with August Featured Artist, Margie Delcambre continue on Mondays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Class fee is $10 per session. Bring your own acrylic painting supplies and canvas
* "Director's Series: Howard Sutcliffe" will be at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, on Thursday, October 25, 6-7 p.m. The event is free for Museum Donors ($500+ annual giving) | $10 for all other current MMofA Members | $20 for Non-Members | Beer and Wine by donation. Seating is limited; RSVP by October 19 for a reserved seat--Delores Young, Delores.Young@MobileMuseumofArt.com, 251.208.5203.
* Guest Artist Mary "Ching" Walters will exhibit her art at Dauphin Island Art Gallery, 918 Bienville Boulevard during the month of November. The artist reception and opening of the exhibit will be held in conjunction with Last Friday Art Night on Friday, October 26, 6-8 p.m..
* EcoLit Arts Project at ArtSeaLab, Saturday, October 26. Free and open to the public.
* Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council's "Last Friday Art Night" at Dauphin Island Gallery is Friday, October 26, 6-8 p.m. Visitors can meet Guest Artist Mary "Ching" Walters and experience her wonderful art. Enjoy other local art, food, drinks, music by Maestro Bruce Jones and socializing! Donations accepted and appreciated. LFAN will take a break during the holidays and resume in January 2019.
* (Continuing) "Plein Air Watercolor with Satomi Kamei" is planned for Wednesdays through October 31, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. Participants can discover the museum's beautiful surroundings in Langan Park with artist Satomi Kamei as she leads this plein air watercolor class. Satomi is known for her expressive and realistic watercolor landscapes. Students will learn the under drawing technique in the classroom and spend the remaining classes outdoors exploring the area's natural beauty. See MMoA site for more information.
* (Continuing) "The Romance of Art and Nature: The Poetry of Plants in Paintings & Prose" will be held at Mobile Botanical Gardens on Fridays, October 26-November 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The class instructors will be Professor Sue Walker and Ms. Gail Gehlken (Poetry and Prose) and Derek Norman (Botanical Art, Drawing and Painting.) The paintings and prose created during this class (subject to each student’s individual agreement) will be exhibited side-by-side at the Gardens’ “Pursuit of Flora” Exhibition at the Mobile Arts Council Gallery in December 2018. For registration, see event site. Mobile Botanical Gardens is at 5151 Museum Drive.
* (Continuing) Handbuilding in Clay with Denise Ralston will be on Thursdays through November 29 (NO CLASS ON THANKSGIVING), 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Students can Learn to sculpt beautiful clay vessels. Basic handbuilding methods of coiling, pinching, and slab building will be covered in class, and demonstrations will be given on creating texture and surface finishing. For more information, see MMoA Facebook page or visit mobilemuseumofart. The Museum is at 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile.
* "Fused Glass Gifts with Rachel Wright" will be Saturdays, October 27 and November 3, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. Students will use the time in the studio to make fused glass pendants, ornaments and sun catchers for their loved ones. This workshop is great for newbies and glass veterans alike.
* The ArtSeaLab arts festival is October 27-28 at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. One of several different activities included in the event will be demonstrations of folk traditions, such as basketry, quilting, oral history, broom making and knitting. Booth space is free. For more information, go to www.Folklife.Artsealab.org or call 251-214-6485.
* Art Sea Lab: Calling Artists in all Media! Join the Art Sea Lab Festival October 27-28 fo exhibit and sell your work. Jury fee is $5; booth Space is $25 a day. Visit submit.artsealab.org for information on the juried show.
* The ArtSeaLab outdoor arts festival at Dauphin Island Sea Lab is Oct 27-28. Organizers are offering free booth space to charitable and not-for-profit groups to connect with the public. Call 251-214-6485 or visit www.Community.Artsealab.org.
* "Mind's Eye" art exhibit by Vanessa Quintana is showing at the 1st Floor Art Gallery at USA Marx Library. The exhibit will continue through October 31st. The event is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
* Mobilia Art Center "Colors of the Coast" Call to Artists November 2-4, 11 a.m. Mobilia Art Center, formerly Cathedral Gallery, is at 612 Dauphin Street, announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, November 9th-30th, 2018. 1st Place Award is $2500, 2nd Place $1,000, 3rd Place $500, and other. Judge: Mattie Codling. Seeking original photographs, drawings, paintings in watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media or, 3 dimensional art related in some manner to the Gulf Coast Region. No computer generated or electronic art, nor artwork done in class or workshop and must have been completed in the last 2 years. Fee is $40 1st entry, $20 2nd, $20 3rd. Deadline: November 4, 2018. Award Ceremony Nov. 9th. Prospectus available at Mobiliaartcenter.org under "files" or at Mobilia Art Center 612 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL
* Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council's next Creative Monday is November 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Gallery, 918 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island. Creative Monday begins with fun project...making seasonal decor. The cost is $20 per person including all materials. Space is very limited and prepaid reservations are needed. To make a reservation, call The Gallery at 251-861-3300 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King will be Tuesdays through November 6, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. Participants can build on basic pottery wheel skills in this six-week intermediate class. They will learn to refine their forms, throw larger pieces and create more complex forms, such as lidded jars.
* "Open Sketch at 5 Rivers," hosted by Mobile Urban Sketchers and 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, is Saturday, November 17, 2018, 1-4 p.m. at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers loulevard. This event is free and open to artists of all ages and skill levels. Bring your drawing materials, sign in at the front desk, and explore the beautiful facility and landscape! We will post photos everyone's sketches on the Mobile Urban Sketchers page concluding the event. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Lucy Gafford at email@example.com by November 3rd.
History (Exhibits, events, activities, books)
* The Historic Mobile Preservation Society and the Church Street Graveyard Society present tour of Mobile's oldest cemetery Thursday, October 25th, 2018, 5:30 p.m.. Tickets are $10 per person. Admission is FREE for HMPS members. Tickets are available online or payment can be made at the start of the tour. For inquiries, contact the Historic Mobile Preservation Scoeity at 251-432-6161 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Mystery of the Mayan Medallion will be at History of Mobile through December 30. For information, call Jennifer Theeck, Curator of Education, at 251-301-0270 or contact her by email at email@example.com.
* "Lost Mobile," a free public talk presented by Tom McGehee and hosted by USA Archaeology Museum is Thursday, October 25, 6-7 p.m. at USA Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive South. The public is invited.
* Mobile Creole Cultural and Historical Preservation Society presemts the Second Saturday Presentation in Magnolia Cemetery on Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m.-noon at Magnolia Cemetery, 1202 Virginia Street, Mobile. Tighe Marston, Cemetery Director for Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama will take attendees on a-hour walking tour of Magnolia while discussing the historic persons buried therea-all from the standpoint of a cemetery expert, so not just "stories". The tour is free, but attendance is limited to 30- 50 people. Send a confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org October 1st.
Book Clubs, readings, book signings, storytelling, recitations, writing:
* Mobile Writers Guild will meet Thursday, November 1, 6 p.m. at the downstairs meeting room at the West Regional Library, 5555 Grelot Road. This month's presentation will be by Joyce Scarbrough; the topic will be “Self-Editing With or Without an Editor.”
* "The Art of Description / The Art of Syntax," part of the Writers In Nature series, will be Wednesdays through November 14, 10 a.m.-noon at Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive. This is a class for everyone interested in writing prose or poetry.
* PBS The Great American Read Vote is In! On Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m. in Bernheim Hall at Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street, there will be a special streaming of the PBS Great American Read Live Broadcast with Meredith Vieira. Find out the results of a nationwide vote by millions of readers over the past four months to choose America’s best-loved book. The evening celebration begins with light refreshments in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room at 6:30 p.m. The live Broadcast will take place in Bernheim Hall at 7 p.m. For more information, call 251-208-7079.
* The 2nd Annual "Poetry by Moonlight" at Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive is October 24, 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “In the Garden.” Presenting writings inspired by the marvels of nature: a tree, a plant, a moonflower, something that grows, perhaps in your own backyard. The event will be held on the ReBloom lawn ?by the light of the full moon
* The 2nd Annual Poetry by Moonlight will be held Wednesday, October 24 at Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive. This year’s theme is “In the Garden.”
* Oct 25, 6-7:30 p.m., the Heart & Soul Book Club will meet at West Regional Library to discuss "Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge" by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. For more information, call 251-209-3559 or email email@example.com.
* The Mad Catters at The Haunted Book Shop, hosted by Familiar Legacy cat detective mystery series, is Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 3-8 p.m. at The Haunted Book Shop, 109 Dauphin Street. This Spook-Tacular Meet-and-greet is for readers and writers getting to know each other and having fun. There'll be snacks and drinks, tarot readings, a costume contest and a sidewalk coffin to help decorate. The authors who are coming are Miranda James, Carolyn Haines, Rebecca Barrett, Susan Y. Tanner, Margaret Fenton, Lexi George/Alexandra Rushe, Helen Scully, Angela Quarles and others.
* The Classics Revisited Book Club will meet Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:30-8 p.m. at Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street to discuss "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson. For more information, call 251-208-7902.
* The Alabama Pecan Festival is Friday, November 2, 5 p.m.; Saturday, November 3, 9 a.m. and Sunday, November, 4 p.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Organizers say that "There'll be lots of Family Fun! Food! Live Music! Alabama Pecan Pies, Full-Size Midway, Antique Car & Tractor Show, Azalea City Quilters Quild & 150+ Vendors! AND Free Admission For ALL!
* November 3, 1 p.m.-dusk, a Cotton Festival is scheduled at Tanner Williams Park. The event will include musical performances, a Cotton Queen Pageant, a Pie Contest, food and games.
* St. Mary KOC Steve Thompson Annual Memorial Golf Tournament is Sunday, November 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by St. Mary Parish, Mobile Al and Knights of Columbus- St Mary's Parish Mobile, Alabama This annual family event is sponsored by The St. Mary Parish Knights of Columbus, and is held on Spring Hill College Golf Course. The registration fee of $100 per player includes a catered lunch and prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive and more Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m., Scramble Shotgun Start at noon. Teams and sponsors are welcome. Hole sponsorships begin at $100. For registration, contact Desi Tobias at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-432-5001. Registration is also available online at this link: https://form.jotform.com/82876400584160 or www.StMaryMobile.org. All proceeds benefit annual campus, facility and academic enhancements for St. Mary Catholic School.
Runs, Walks, biking, cycling events and paddles:
* The 11th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of South Alabama 2018 is Saturday, October 27, 8-11 a.m. at Bienville Square, 150 Dauphin Street. Walk begins at 8 a.m. RAIN OR SHINE. Registration: Sign up online for FREE at www.makingstrideswalk.org/mobileal or fill out a paper registration form at the Check in tent. You MUST do one or the other to be able to walk. Registration opens at 6:45 AM.
* Delta Dogs is hosting the 3rd Annual Witches Ride to Mobile, Alabama. The Witches offer this invitation: On October 28th, (3:30-7 p.m.) we challenge you to get your best, most fabulous witch costume together and hop on your broom (aka your bicycle - yeah, decorate that too!) for a 3-mile, easy-paced bike parade around downtown Mobile and DeTonti Square. "The fun will end in a fabulous block party with music, libations and food available from local food trucks and our party hosts, The Blind Mule. Your ticket also gets you access to the block party, a free beer and an event t-shirt. Other beverages will be for sale through onsite vendors. For more information, see event site.
* The Toys For Tots Ride Mobile is Saturday, November 3 at 9 a.m. at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile. The Toys for Tots Kickoff Ride will take place on November 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the ride departing the Battleship at 11 a.m. This ride officially kicks off the T4T season; it will end at Hurricane's Grill and Wings on Airport Blvd. Entry fee for the ride will be $10 (covers cost of event coin) per person and an UNWRAPPED TOY for a child. This will be an escorted ride and safety will be of the utmost importance.
* 2018 Senior Bowl Charity Run is Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 6 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Senior Bowl, 151 Dauphin Street. For more information, call 251-438-2276 or go to email@example.com
* 4th Annual Christmas Nights of Lights 5K and Fun Run, hosted by United Cerebral Palsy is Thursday, November 8, 4-9 p.m. at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Bros. Boulevard. Tickets for the run are at www.raceentry.com
* November 10, 5:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. is the 4th Annual Gears and Beers fundraiser that benefits the Delta Bike Project in Mobile, Alabama. There will be an 8.1-mile Beignet Buster, a 30-mile Swamp Romp, a 63-mile ** The Turkey 10-Miler, 10K and 5K runs, hosted by Port City Pacers, is Saturday, November 17, 8:02-11:02 a.m. at Mobile County River Delta Marina, 2350 Dead Lake, Creola, Alabama. River Delta Marina, Creola, AL. To get to the Marina, take exit 22 off of I-65, (Creola exit) and follow the signs to the Marina at the end of Dead Lake Road. Tickets are at events.com. See Port City Pacers' site for registration and run information. The Post Race Party will be a traditional holiday party, and everyone is asked to bring a dish to share.
* Turkey Trot for Hope and Gobble Wobble, hosted by Camp Rap-A-Hope, is Thursday, November 22, 8-10 a.m. at Spanish Plaza, 401 Government Street.
* The 5th Annual Reindeer Run 2018 5K & Fun Run is Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8-11 a.m. at Baldwin Square, Satsuma. Tickets will go on sale November 1 at 10 a.m. from www.productionsbylittleredhen.com. Registration will be available at www.productionsbylittleredhen.com. Packet pick up will start at 7 a.m. the day of the race.
* Fall Market in the Park, hosted by Mobile Arts Council, is every Saturday through November 17, 7:30 a.m.-noon at Mobile Arts Council, 318 Dauphin Street. Each year, the Mobile Arts Council works with the City of Mobile Special Events Department to produce Market in the Park. Each week, the market features live musical performances, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts produced by local artisans, and locally grown produce, seafood, cheese and eggs, honeys, flowers and plants, baked goods, pasta, and more.
Events for Children/Teens/Families:
* On Monday, October 22, 10 a.m.-noon, at West Regional Library, Artist/Author Michael Albert, will present "A Pop Art Experience" for children aged 10 and older. Space and materials are limited to forty participants. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 251-340-8571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* On October 23, 3 p.m., children can meet Pet Therapy dogs and their owners at "Reading PAWS at Meet, Greet & Read! at West Regional Library. For more information, call the children’s department at 251-340-8571 or email email@example.com.
* Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Exploreum, 65 Government Street, is presenting family friendly activities and demos inspired by animation while exploring the amazing world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Visitors can enjoy creative flip books, bat crafts, yummy banana mummies, ghost orbs, spooky sounds of a Theremin, games, cartoons and more. The Exploreum will also be joined by Animal Tales, LLC friends for a "creepy" installment of their awesome animal experiences. Don’t forget to dress up in your Halloween costume, because prizes will be awarded during 12:30 p.m. costume contest. Admission pricing will be announced later.
* Calling all young artists grades 6-12--The Love Our Gulf Contest, October 27 at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore our coastal resources. Youth artists are encouraged to present works reflecting or expressing an element, environment or emotion of the Gulf Coast, its life, traditions,and future. Art works can be traditional or interpretative and innovative, but should draw inspiration from the coastal landscapes, wild life, products, people and ways of life in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Region. Visit www.loveourgulf.org for details and deadlines.
* Kindness Rocks! Share in the Fun! World Kindness Day is Nov. 13th, and the Theodore Oaks Library Branch, 5808 Highway 90 West, Suite E will celebrate with many fun events from November 1 to November 13. All events can be done 'on the fly' with no registration needed. Play Kindness Bingo, design a kindness rock, check out a book, and share your kind acts on our Kindness Board. For more information, call 251-653-5012.
* Playhouse-in-the-Park will run "Babes in Toyland" December 4 and 5, 2018 at the Saenger Theater for school audiences. There will be ONE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE at the Saenger on Wednesday, December 5.
Veterans, military, first responders
* Glenn D. Frazier Celebration of Life Memorial Service, is October 26, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at USS Alabama Battleship Park Pavilion. Glenn's Ashes Laid to Rest, 1:30 p.m. at Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to The Wounded Warrior Project or the USS Alabama Battleship Foundation.
* "Flags of Glory" event is November 4, 2 p.m.-November 12, 7 p.m. at Mobile Memorial Gardens, 6100 Three Notch Road. About the event: Free drive through display of more than 250 full size American Flags in honor of America's Veterans. Display kicks off with an opening ceremony that features music, a special guest speaker, awards, and more. Meet under the shade of the oaks near the Three Notch entrance.
* Camelot West Community's 5th Annual "Honor Veterans Parade" is Saturday, November 10th. Pledge of Allegience, prayer and song is at 9:45 a.m. with the parade beginning at 10 a.m. at the corner of King Arthur Drive and Somerset Drive W (off Three Notch Road in West Camelot.)
* The City of Semmes is hosting a Veteran's Day Event on Monday, November 12, 3-4 p.m. at Honor Park, 4100 Wulff Road E.
* Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Parade, hosted by Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission, is Monday, November 12, 2018, 10-11 a..m. in downtown Mobile. Included will be a celebration for Patriot of the Year and Veteran of the Year. There will be ROTC drills, marching bands, special guests, military vehicles and more.
* 2018 Veterans Day Concert, hosted by Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission, is Monday, November 12, 7-9 p.m. at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway. The public is invited to end their Veterans Day celebration with a rousing concert by the Mobile Symphonic Pops Band. Music will include traditional patriotic music, marches, and more. The concert ends with a salute to all of our veterans. The event is free of charge.
* Veterans Day Celebration and Parade of Flags at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway, is Monday, November 12, 3-4 p.m. On November 12, 3-4 p.m., Battleship Memorial Park and the 4th graders from Mobile and Baldwin counties will celebrate Veterans Day and our veterans. Attendeess can enjoy patrioric music and a presentation by the Distinguished Young Woman of America 2018, among other activities. Guests include Veterans Day Essay Winners (students) will present their winning essays and 4th graders will march in the Parade of Flags. The event is free and open to the public.
* 2018 marks the 6th Annual Wreaths for Charity event sponsored by SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. The wreaths will be created by area schools, churches, civic organizations and individuals, and are sold to raise money for families in need. Chair Tina Poiroux, Director of Tillman's Corner Community Center, said that each wreath will be showcased at the Chamber's December business luncheon December 5 and the Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 1. At that time they will be offered for sale. Both of the above events are held at the Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road, Mobile. There are no established size guidelines for the wreaths, but they must be artificial and suitable for hanging on a front door or inside a home or business. A committee will judge the wreaths and prizes will be awarded. Winners will be selected on the basis of creativity and keeping with the Christmas theme. Call Tina Poiroux at 251-666-2488 for more information.
* ATTENTION individuals, churches, organizations, supermarkets: Christmas on the Bayou Shopping Spectacular, hosted by A'Bekah's Boutique, is Saturday, November 3, 4-9 p.m. at Bayou La Batre Community Center, 12745 Padgett Switch Road, Irvington. The “Christmas on the Bayou” Shopping Spectacular will offer a large variety of vendors to shop with, delicious food, a silent auction and even pictures with Santa! The event will not only promote local businesses, but help raise money for some very important people. All proceeds from ticket/door sales, as well as the silent auction will be donated to the Bayou La Batre Senior Center.
* Pickles and Popcorn presents Holiday Shopping Bash on Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Semmes Community Center, 10141 Moffett Road, Semmes. Those interested in becoming a vendor should visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUoaRWJJrHuswwaYvBVL-TSnWYZFTHoUzeB9d54pqo1Z2wVw/viewform for information.
* Belle Bouquet Florist & Gifts at 200 Shelton Beach Road in Saraland is holding its Annual Christmas Open House 2018 on Sunday, November 4, 1-4 p.m. Look for discounts, door prizes and holiday cheer!
* The 12th Annual Merry Mart at Our Savior Catholic Church, 1801 Cody Road S, is Sunday, November 4, 2018, noon-4 p.m. Parents can enjoy holiday shopping and enjoy the delicious lunch available for purchase. AND childreen can shop at the Santa Shop. A $1 donation at the door is requested.
* Next Generation Dance Center's 5th Annual Christmas Shopping Spree & Showcase is planned for Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Bayou La Batre Community Center, 12745 Padgett Switch Road, Irvington. Tickets are at www.paypal.me. Vendor Fee is $50 (with outlet access $55); First come, first served- ONLY 45 spaces available. I - 6 foot table will be provided (vendor can bring one additional table.) Spacing is 10'X10' per vendor. There will be additional spacing in front for food vendors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-591-9899.
* Mobile Christmas Extravaganza Gift Show will be Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Abba Temple, 7701 Hitt Road, Mobile. Christmas Extravaganza, one of Mobile's Largest Christmas Shows, is celebrating its 8th anniversary, and the public is advised that gift needs can be filled at this show--jewelry, accessories, fashions--a variety of unique seasonal and gift items, including those unusual pieces for the "person who has everything." For more information on vendor spots, email email@example.com.
* Junior League of Mobile's Christmas Jubilee Peek & Purchase is Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6-9 p.m. at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, 1 S Water Street, Mobile. Tickets, available at www.juniorleaguemobile.org or 57 N. Sage Avenue
* Christmas Spectacular, hosted by University of Mobile - Alabama School of The Arts, will be 4 dates, November 15, 16, 17 and 18 at Cottage Hill Baptist Church, 4255 Cottage Hill Road. Tickets will go on sale November 1 at 9 a.m. (www,itickets.com) University of Mobile's Christmas Spectacular is considered one of the top 25 best Christmas events in Mobile, and is sure to delight the entire family. With more than 20 ensembles and featuring 200+ students from the Alabama School of the Arts’ (ASOTA) with a 50-piece orchestra of combined students and professional mentors, the audience will experience both sacred and holiday classics, as well as original music and arrangements from the ASOTA faculty and students.
* Junior League of Mobile 34th Annual Christmas Jubilee is November 15-17, 2018, , 9 a. m. at Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, 1 S Water Street, Mobile. The Junior League of Mobile raises funds to support community programs through three major fundraisers, one of which is the Jubilee.
* On Friday, November 16, noon-9 p.m., the City of Semmes is sponsoring "Jingle All the Way: A Christmas Market" at Semmes Regional Library, 9150 Moffett Road. This is the first year for the Market, which will take place on the same day as Semmes Christmas Tree Lighting. The City is currently accepting applications for food and goods vendors. Applications can be obtained from Semmes City Hall, by calling Denise Dailey at 251-544-6641 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is November 1st.
* St. Pius X School's Annual "Market on Sage" is November 30, 10 a.m.-December 1, 1 p.m.
* On Saturday, December 1, 5-8 p.m., Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council will present its 6th Annual Christmas Open House at the Gallery, 918 Bienville Boulevard. Guests are invited to shop for those special Christmas gifts and get into the holiday spirit with good food, drinks and music.
* The 6th Annual OK Bicycle Shop Holiday Market is Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1 p.m. at OK Bicycle Shop, 661 Dauphin Street, Mobile. There will be local vendors selling their unique items from clothes, jewelry, specialty made food items, art, furniture, home decor, handbags, candles, beauty products and the list goes on. Those interested in becoming a vendor, email DauphinManagementInc@gmail.com for anapplication.
Vendor Entry fee is $30, which will go directly to St.Mary's Home for Children.
* Beginning November 23 and running through December 31, 2018, Magic Christmas in Lights, will be on display, 5 to 9 p.m. nightly at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Magic Christmas in Lights is one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s designed and made at Bellingrath. Visitors can stroll through the Gardens at night at the 23rd season of Magic Christmas in Lights, a dazzling nighttime display with more than 1,100 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes, set out in a walking tour throughout the 65-acre Garden estate. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31. Details: bellingrath.org or 251-973-2217.
* Semmes Christmas Extravaganza Gift Show is Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Semmes Community Center, 10141 Moffett Road, Semmes. There will be vendors, music, fashion show, door prizes and fun! Toy Donations for our local children would be appreciated.
* SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. beginning at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Call 251-666-2488 for information.
* Georgetown Assembly of God Annual Christmas Market is Saturday, December 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The church is at 9436 Wilmer Georgetown Road.
* "A Victorian Christmas Wedding Celebration" will be held at Richards DAR House, 256 N Joachim Street on Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, December 2, 1-4 p.m. Vintage Victorian wedding gowns from Mobile City Museum will be on display--this event will take visitors a step back in time to bring in the Christmas season while experiencing a beautiful Victorian wedding. The Celebration is hosted by the local chapters of DAR. There'll be light refreshments, house tours, and fun events for all ages. Donation is $10. For more information, call 251-208-7320.
* USA Children's & Women's Holiday Tree Trail at Geri Moulton Children’s Park is Tuesday, December 4, 2018 through Friday, January 4, 2019. This is a free event for the community to enjoy throughout the holiday season. Each tree is sponsored by a local community group, business or family who is responsible for decorating their tree. Trees can have a theme, tie to the sponsor's mission, or be whatever the sponsor wants to create -- the more unique, the better. Sponsorships are a great way to promote a cause, market your business, and brighten the holidays for the patients and families at USA Children's & Women's Hospital. Plus, decorating your tree will be a fun holiday event for staff, friends or family. Download sponsorship application. Completed applications may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital Holiday Tree Trail, Development Office, 1700 Center Street, Mobile, AL 36604.
* 7th Annual Dawes Christmas Parade, hosted by Dawes Business Connection, is Saturday, December 8, 2018, 1-3:30 p.m. at Living Word Church, 2900 Dawes Road, Mobile and moves north on Dawes Road, turn east on Cottage Hill Road and end at PNC Bank at Cottage Hill and Schillinger Road. Visitwebsite at www.dawesbizconnect.com for more information and to enter the parade.
* 2018 marks the 10th Anniversary for the Semmes Christmas Tour, this year endorsed as an offical Alabama200 Bicentennial event. The tour is Saturday, December 8, 3-8 p.m. As always, the Tour will begin at Allentown Elementary School where visitors can enjoy food and drink samplings from many area restaurants, delis and other establishments. Additional information on the Tour and tickets will be announced later.
* Saraland Civic Forum invites businesses and organizations to be a part of Saraland’s 50th Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at noon. For more information, contact Carmon Nitteberg 656-8272 or the Saraland Chamber of Commerce at 251-675-4444.
* Saraland Area Chamber of Commerce's 2nd Annual Mistletoe Market is a little closer to the holidays--December 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is held at the Saraland Municipal Complex and in conjunction with Saraland Christmas Parade. Vendors are invited to participate. For registration, go to saralandchamber.com. For more information, call 251-675-4444.
* Woofstock 2018 is Saturday, October 27, 3-11 p.m. at Serda Brewing Co., 600 Government Street. The event is hosted by Serda Brewing Co. and Animal Rescue Foundation. Admission for adults is $10, children 4-12 years old $5 and younger than 4, free. This year, say the organizers, "we'll have a new location and time. We'll be bringing the things you love about Woofstock, along with lots of new activities. New location: We're taking over the grounds of Serda Brewing Co. - a full city block--and will have activities for ALL ages. Join us Saturday, October 27 from 3-11 p.m. for beer, music, and tons of Halloween fun! Bring your pooch and be sure to enter the doggy costume contest." Admission for adults is $10, children 4-12 years old $5 and younger than 4, free. Those who want to be a sponsor, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Fall Benefit Bake Sale to benefit Project Purr Animal Rescue Adoptable Cats and Kittens is Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and October 28 beginning at 10 a.m. at Project Purr Animal Rescue Adoptable Cats and Kittens, 5039 Cottage Hill Road. There are two good points to the event: A lot of delicious homemade baked goods will be available AND all proceeds go directly towards the care of the cats and kittens of Project Purr.
* The 3rd Annual Queens Fur A Cause Pet Event, presented by Queens with Dreams, is Sunday, October 28, 2018, noon-3 p.m. at Medal of Honor Park. The fun is free; hot dogs and pizza will be for sale with proceeds benefiting NW Florida Great Dane Rescue and Save a Stray. Both agencies will have pets for adoption. There will also be a Pet Fashion Extravagazna, including Halloween or Fashion Dress. No entry fee. donations are being requested for such items as blankets, towels and pet shampoos. Vendors are welcome for a small fee of $25 (information at email@example.com.)
* The 9th Annual "Shirley Looney Memorial" Car Show will be held at Dauphin Way Baptist Church, 3661 Dauphin Street, on Saturday, October 27, 2018. In addition to the car show, 25 or more vendors will be selling unique items for the entire family. The non-profit 74 Club will also be on site grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for sale. This is a FREE event open for the public to attend, and is a benefit for Youth Missions and Camp Scholarships. For more information, call the Student Ministry Office at 251-445-4163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The 3rd Annual Car Show for Charity is Saturday, November 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at The C.A.R. Shop, L.L.C., 7745 Tara Drive, Semmes. Spectators get in free. There is a fee to enter a vehicle in the show, but 100% of the proceeds will go to two local charities. One half of funds goes to "Cops for Kids." A local officer named Jeremy March goes into the community and schools and interacts with children; he also provides them a new toy to ease their minds during troublesome times. The other half goes to Robert Clifton III, a local 29-year-old battling a rare form of colon cancer. To learn more about Robert's journey, visit his website at www.rc3journey.com.
* On October 27, 10 a.m.-noon, Keep Saraland Beautiful is hosting a FREE Recycling Workshop at Saraland Area Chamber of Commerce, 939 Saraland Boulevard S. in the old Kmart/Sears shopping center. The public is invited; there will be door prizes and refreshments.
* Bayou Community Grave Yard Clean Up at Oddfellows Cemetery Bayou La Batre (12450 Irvington-Bayou la Batre Road) is Saturday, October 27 at 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Volunteers are asked to bring a mower, rake, weedeaters, blowers, brooms, trimmers and other yard-cleaning tools.
* "Operation Clean Sweep," presented by Mobile County Dept. of Environmental Enforcement - MCDEE, Saturday, November 3, 2018, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 7195 Half Mile Rd, Irvington. This event is open to District 3 residents only. Some items are unacceptable, there's no free public dumping and no business dumping is allowed. For more information, call 251-574-7867.
* The Artful Garden Gallery & Gifts at Mobile Botanical Gardens regular weekday hours (W-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and weekend hours are coming soon. MBG worked with longtime member, Melissa Roombos, to develop a portion of the Larkins office building into a gallery and giftshop. Staff went about the business of converting the space during July and August while Melissa coordinated sourcing wonderful items to be included in the shop. In late September The Artful Garden opened, and just in time--Holiday shopping is just around the corner.
* Floral Arranging Workshops with Dennis Harris at Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, are as follows: From The Garden, Workshop I; Centerpieces; Thursday, November 1st, 10 a.m.-noon; Register and From The Garden, Workshop II; Mantle and Door Decor; Thursday, November 8th, 1-3 p.m.; Register. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non members.
Artists and Crafters:
* Calling Artists and Fine Crafters--A Juried Outdoor Art Show at Dauphin Sea Lab is October 27-28, 2018. Categories include ceramic, drawing, digital art, fiber/textile, glass, jewelry, mixed media painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood. Application/jury fee is $5; booth space is $50. Download the ARTSealab application and return via email to email@example.com or print and send with 3 prints of your art. Submit work to www.Artists.Artsealab.org. For more information, call 251-214-6485.
Chambers of Commerce:
* Semmes Senior Center Yard Sale Fundraiser is Saturday, October 27, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Center, 9635 Moffett Road, Semmes. To drop off items, call 251-649-2010.
* The 4th Annual Joe Hanna Billiard Tournament is Friday, November 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road. Pool players are invited to "Come participate in our 4th Annual Joe Hanna Billiard Tournament. Joe contributed so much to the senior center. Let's honor his birthday and legacy with a good ole' 8-ball tournament." Any member can participate. Register at the front desk.
* Chickasaw seniors shopping trip to Foley is Thursday, November 8th. The bus will leave the Civic Center at 8:30 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. Lunch is on your own. Call 251-452-6462.
* The 10th Anniversary Celebration Connie Hudson Senior Center is Thursday, November 8, 2018, 4-6 p.m. at the Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road, Mobile. The celebration is hosted by Mobile Regional Senior Center Foundation.
* In November, Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums will highlight the beauty of Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Visitors can feast their eyes on the nation’s largest outdoor chrysanthemum display. The show features hundreds of four-foot-long cascades of flowers, hung on balconies and bridges throughout the Gardens, along with traditional bedding mums in the dazzling fall colors of lavender, orange, yellow and white. Beginning November 1, Bellingrath's Mum Watch Page will give viewers daily updates on our website, bellingrath.org. For details, call 251-973-2217.
* 2018 CD Costume Contest, hosted by Tina Lynn, is Sunday, October 28, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Tanner Williams Historical Building, across from Tanner Williams Elementary School, 13700 Tanner Williams Road, Wilmer.
* The Miss Seafood Pageant, hosted by Diane Cordelle, is Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5-8:30 p.m. at a location to be announced. For information on categories, application forms and other facets of the event, visit the Pageant Facebook page.
* The Cotton Festival Pageant will have categories for all age groups, 0-high school. Registration forms must be in by October 31; they can be turned in to Nicole Hare in person or mail them to her at 5975 Wilmer Road, Wilmer, AL 36587. There will be no registration the day of the contest. The pageant is formal, which means wearing a frilly dress; older girls can wear an elegant gown.
Congratulations/Thank You/Good Job:
* Good Job, Mr. Howard! Volunteer Gwyn Howard recently collected $1,500 for Marines Helping Veterans. The funds will go toward the Disabled American Veterans Van Fundraiser
Junior League of Mobile's Christmas Jubilee Peek & Purchase is Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6-9 p.m. at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, 1 S Water Street, Mobile.
PEEK & PURCHASE- The official kick off party for the 2018 Christmas Jubilee market and the first chance to shop while enjoying delicious food, beer & wine, entertainment, a Silent Auction and an official tree lighting ceremony.
Tickets, available at www.juniorleaguemobile.org or 57 N. Sage Avenue., are valid for Peek & Purchase event and Unlimited General Market Admission. Tickets are $40 a person. This is a 21+ event only.
Limited ticket quantities are available for all Special Events. Buy now before they sell out! All guests MUST have a ticket.
Guests can choose the GOLDEN TICKET, $120, which will get them into ALL Christmas Jubilee special events and a parking pass at the Convention Center for all 4 days.
TWO PEEK AND PURCHASE TICKETS ($80) will help alleviate hunger by providing a variety of nutritious food items to children in low-income households through Feed America and The Joseph Project.
"Flags of Glory" event is November 4, 2 p.m.-November 12, 7 p.m. at Mobile Memorial Gardens, 6100 Three Notch Road. About the event: Free drive through display of more than 250 full size American Flags in honor of America's Veterans. Display kicks off with an opening ceremony that features music, a special guest speaker, awards, and more. Meet under the shade of the oaks near the Three Notch entrance.
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce held its 2nd Annual Holiday Market at the Corner on Saturday, October 20th. Shoppers had their pick of jewelry, other accessories, home made baked items, Gift Baskets, Christmas and other wreaths and various other vendor items. Pictured are a few scenes from the Market.
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Gina Potter of Potter Farm with such items as Shortbread and custom gifts and Lauren Collier of Double Blessings;
On Saturday, December 1, 5-8 p.m., Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council will present its 6th Annual Christmas Open House at the Gallery, 918 Bienville Boulevard. Guests are invited to shop for those special Christmas gifts and get into the holiday spirit with good food, drinks and music.
Volunteer Gwyn Howard recently collected $1,500 for Marines Helping Veterans. Photo: Georgia Knowles, Store Manager at Belk presents a cashier check to DAV, Department of Alabama Commander Deborah "Debb" Walker. The funds will go toward the Disabled American Veterans Van Fundraiser. The funds will go toward the Disabled American Veterans Van Fundraiser
Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council's next Creative Monday is November 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Gallery, 918 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island. Creative Monday begins with fun project...making seasonal decor. The cost is $20 per person including all materials. Space is very limited and prepaid reservations are needed. To make a reservation, call The Gallery at 251-861-3300 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Benefit Bake Sale to benefit Project Purr Animal Rescue Adoptable Cats and Kittens is Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and October 28 beginning at 10 a.m. at Project Purr Animal Rescue Adoptable Cats and Kittens, 5039 Cottage Hill Road. There are two good points to the event: A lot of delicious homemade baked goods will be available AND all proceeds go directly towards the care of the cats and kittens of Project Purr.
Mobile Writers Guild will meet Thursday, November 1, 6 p.m. at the downstairs meeting room at the West Regional Library, 5555 Grelot Road.
This month's presentation will be by Joyce Scarbrough; the topic will be “Self-Editing With or Without an Editor.” Joyce is the former senior editor for Champagne Books, and now does freelance editing and writes full time. She writes both adult and YA fiction and has seven published novels, as well as short stories available as Kindle downloads. Joyce served as president of the Mobile Writers Guild from 2007-2010 and remains active in the organization.
For information on the speaker, contact her at email@example.com or 251-635-9034.
Fall Festival at First Baptist Tillman's Corner, 5660 Three Notch Road, is Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 6-8 p.m. Tickets are at fbtc.org.
For information, contact at 251-661-0114 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. PREREGISTER AT https://fbtc.org/fall-festival/
First Baptist Tillman's Corner’s Fall Festival is a celebration event of all things Fall, and includes game booths, free food, bouncy castles and slides, live music, a hay ride, and much, much more!
On Monday, October 22, 6-8 p.m., Atlanta Bread Company, 3680 Dauphin Street, is hosting "Serving You" to benefit Family Promise of Coastal Alabama, a 501(C)(3) non-profit to aid families who are facing homelessness. An invitation to the public: Join us for fellowship and good food, then leave a generous tip for your server. Every dime will put families in crisis one step closer to a home." AND even more good news, children eat free on Mondays.
The Mobile County Municipal Association met Thursday, October 18 at Azalea City Church of Christ with the City of Semmes hosting. Guests were greated at the door by several Camellia Maids: Abbie Buford, Abby Pratt, Kaylee Vigor and Savannah Rogers.
Semmes Mayor David Baker welcomed the group and invocation was offered by Guest Speaker Rev. Paul Griffin.
Mary G Montgomery High School's JROTC Color Guard led the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem was sung beautifully by the MGM Choir after which the Association members enjoyed a meal provided by Kracken Caterers.
David Grayson of Lagniappe spoke briefly on the organization of a New Year's Eve Parade entitled The Friendly Cities of Mobile County. The Municipal Association members were asked to be part of the new venture.
Keynote Speaker Rev. Griffin told of his years in the former Soviet Union.
Satsuma Mayor Tom Williams paid tribute to the late Chickasaw Council member and Municipal Association chaplain Henry Phillips. He also gave an account of Mr. Henry's extraordinary memory as it pertained to the organizing of the Association in 1962. The Association presented Chickasaw Council member Adam Bourne with a plaque in memory of and appreciation for Mr. Henry. The plaque will be kept by the Chickasaw Council.
In other business, the Association made a donation of $100 to the Chickasaw Fire Department. Treasurer Earle Cannell of Dauphin Island gave the treasurer's report and Allison Cross, Satsuma Council member, called the roll--almost 100 members were present. The slate of officer nominations for the coming year was read by Pres. Connie Robinson, Citronelle Council member.
The church was beautifully decorated for Fall and the door prizes were outstanding, thanks to the City of Semmes and various businesses, civic organizations and individuals.
Sandra Hillman and Rawleen Lawshe; Karlos Finley and Mayor Howard Rubenstein; Linda and Howard Smith
Vicie and Terry Platt; Alice Baker, Jeff Collier and Earle Connell; Nancy Griffin, Rev. Paul Griffin (Guest Speaker) and David Grayson, Lagniappe
Connie Robinson and David Baker; Mayor Tom and Martha Ann Williams; Cindy and Harold Martin
The Mobile Chapter of Energizers, Alabama Power Company retirees, met for lunch on Wednesday, October 17 at Heron Lakes Country Club.
Joe Hall led the Pledge of Allegiance and introduced Guest Speaker Matt Armbruster of Ransom Ministries.
Armbruster gave a presentation on the ministry--how it began in 2010 and has served the needs of more than 150,000 people--and what its focus is today.
Among those who enjoyed the luncheon, fellowship and Mr. Armbruster's presentation were those pictured here.
Barbara and Jim Trout, Carolyn Feltus and Myra Sands; Maxine Daughdrill with Patsy Allen
Lott Road Church of God, 5301 Lott Road, presents its Free Fall Carnival on Saturday, October 27, 6-8 p.m. Trunk or Treat begins at 6 p.m. There'll be games, prizes, face painting, inflatables, a petting zoo and food. Children may wear costumes (NO scary costumes, please.)
On Thursday, November 8, 5:30 p.m., the USA Wesley Foundation will sponsor the 14th annual Cook-off and Silent Auction
On Thursday, November 8, 5:30 p.m., the USA Wesley Foundation will sponsor the 14th annual Cook-off and Silent Auction at the USA Wesley building, 5835 Old Shell Road. The USA Wesley Foundation is a ministry for college-aged young adults. USA Wesley is sponsored by the United Methodist Church and is open to all students (regardless of faith or denomination) to GROW in Christ, CONNECT with other students, and SERVE the world around them in Christian love.
The Cook-Off and Silent Auction benefits the program fund of the ministry. The program costs include local missions, campus outreach events led by the student leaders, weekly Tuesday night dinners, materials for Bible studies or small group activities, worship supplies, intramural expenses, retreats and other programs we offer to our students.
Pastors from the Mobile District of the United Methodist Church will compete for the Cook-off trophy with their tasty dishes. The dishes will be available for tasting and the pastors will accept votes in the form of $$. They will also be awards for best tasting and best decoration. The Silent Auction will be an opportunity to bid on a variety of product and service items.
This year's event will be held on Homecoming Week and the theme for the food will be comfort foods/home cooking.
More information on the event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/880145112183503/
Items are accepted for the Silent Auction. For more information, contact the USA Wesley Foundation, (251) 341-5184, USAWesley2@gmail.com.