City of Citronelle invites everyone to the 2017 Chirstmas Parade on December 2, 2017 at 10 a.m. This year's theme is "A Disney Christmas Celebration."
Deadline to register to be in the parade is November 29, 2017 at 4 p.m. Parade application can be submitted by email, mail, or in person at City Hall, 19135 S. Main Street, Citronelle AL 36522.
Rules and regulations for the Annual Citronelle Christmas Parade are as follows: No one under the age of 18 is to drive any vehicle (ATV, motorcycle, etc.) in the parade. Anyone riding a bicycle, ATV, motorcycle, etc must adhere to Alabama law requiring a helmet. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There's to be no confetti, no serpentine, no political agenda and no music containing profane/explicit lyrics,
Only one Santa Claus allowed to be furnished by the parade committee.
For more information, contact Kendra McManus at 251-866-0221 or 251-281-6586. Directly following the Citronelle Christmas Parade will be the Annual Christmas Jubilee on Main Street.
Semmes Woman's Club plans to donate 1/2 of the profits from this year's Christmas Tour of Homes to Semmes Senior Center for the grill area improvements
Semmes Woman's Club plans to donate 1/2 of the profits from this year's Christmas Tour of Homes to Semmes Senior Center for the grill area improvements.
Tickets are $10 each and the event is Saturday, December 9, 3-7 p.m. The Tour includes a very special evening during which guests will be sampling local restaurant fare at Allentown Elementary School and visiting beautifully decorated homes and other sites. For more information, call 251-649-2010.
Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) will be flushing fire hydrants in west Mobile neighborhoods during the month of October
Mobile Area Water and Sewer System sends thhe following information about flusing fire hydrants in west Mobile:
Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) will be flushing fire hydrants in west Mobile neighborhoods during the month of October.
Flushing is a maintenance activity that involves opening the hydrants and allowing water to flow freely for a short period of time. Flushing helps maintain water quality by cleaning out sediment and other particulates that accumulate normally in the water mains. As a result of the flushing, water may appear milky or have some temporary discoloration. Allow water to run a few minutes to clear before using. Avoid doing laundry as staining can occur.
Locations scheduled to be flushed include the Burma Rd. area, Dawes Pointe, Scott Dairy Loop Rd., Dawes Lake Rd. area, Randlett Trace, Carrington, Cottage Hill and Schillinger Rds., Country Squire, Sollie Rd. (west side), Crystal Key and Sollie Rd. (east side.)
Signs announcing the week and day of flushing will be posted in neighborhoods affected. A monthly schedule of flushing sites can be found at www.mawss.com under “What’s New at MAWSS” or call 694-3165 for more information.
Axis First Baptist Church Homecoming celebration is Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The church is on the Corner of Old Highway 43 And Creola Axis Loop Road.
The gospel group Big Blessin' will begin singing at 10 a.m. and that performance will be followed by special guest speaker Rev. Jimmy Sullivan. Everyone is invited to dinner on the ground.
The Satsuma Women's Club members know how to fill a hall with contributors to their effort to build a replica of Union Church. At their "Gator Burgers with Elvis" fundraising dinner and entertainment evening, Thursday , September 28, Stelle Creek Lodge was filled to capacity with a noisy crowd having a good time.
Start with the decorations: They were perfect. A large cardboard pink Cadillac stood in front of the massive fireplace whose mantle held old radios, tape players and Elvis album covers. Black-and-white fabric squares over white table cloths were reminiscent of 1950s diners. And each table was appointed with an Elvis memento--an album cover or Elvis photo, each draped with silver or gold sequins.
1950s aside, the serving table centerpiece was more modern and outstanding. A beautiful floral arrangement by Becky Murray was showcased in a silver Satsuma Gator.
After all the guests were seated with their burgers, fries, cold drinks and chocolate sundaes, the big moment arrived.
"Teenagers" dressed in blue jeans, pants-legs turned up to mid-calf; white tennis shoes or saddle oxfords; white shirts and colorful chiffon scarves and some clutching "I Just Wanna be Your Teddy Bear" bears, waited at the entrance-way until Elvis, in his sparkly red jump suit, burst through the door.
The rest of the night was rocked by Elvis (Foley High School Assistant Principal Shane Tucker) singing everything from the Elvis standards, "It's Now or Never," "Suspicious Minds" and "Heartbreak Hotel." with a few others mixed in--Peggy Lee's "Fever" and Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," which called for a little audience participation.
Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie (aka Bonnie Claire Tucker) ran the sound track smoothly and even performed a couple of tunes to the delight of the audience.
Elvis moved from table to table, hugging (and sometimes kissing) the women in the audience, handing out sweaty scarves and gyrating on the occasional table top. It was evident from the laughter, applause and cheers that "a good time was had by all!"
Pictured are some scenes from Gator Burgers with Elvis.
The Oakdale Reunion will be held October 28th from noon-4 p.m. at Ashbury Suites Hotel on I-65 West Beltline between Airport Boulevard and Dauphin Street. $20 per person includes "oldies but goodies" music, a light meal, dessert, tea, water, "Reflections of Oakdale Times" video and door prizes.
Brenda Smith Howard, one of the organizers, said, "We hope all will bring personally labeled items for display tables. Bama and Auburn do not play that day. Come casual, or dressy if you want.
Howard said that the reunion "started out as a reunion for all that attended Oakdale Elementary but has grown to include anyone who lived in the Oakdale area,--those who attended any of the following four schools at any time: Oakdale Elementary, St. Matthews, Arlington and up Broad Street to Russell School, plus all who attended any of the churches in this area, were cousins and friends from afar that came to play with us in Oakdale and Baltimore Park.
Ashbury Hotel and Suites has extended a special room rate that includes breakfast if the reservation is made by October 15th.
For information, contact Charlotte Buffington at email@example.com or Judy Stark Bolin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Cosi fan tutte" will be presented by the Mobile Opera on Friday, October 20, 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 22, 2:30 p.m. at The Temple Downtown
"Cosi fan tutte" will be presented by the Mobile Opera on Friday, October 20, 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 22, 2:30 p.m. at The Temple Downtown.
In opera, true love rarely runs smooth, and no more so than in this lighthearted comedy of the difference between men and women. "Cosi fan tutte" is Mozart's tale of classic misunderstanding -
To purchase tickets, call the Mobile Opera Box Office at 251-432-6772 or stop by The Larkins Music Center, 257 Dauphin Street. For more information, go to http://www.mobileopera.org/season/
"Night of the Dead" Auditions and Volunteer Call are Monday, October 2, 6-8 p.m. at the Coastal Response Center Community Center,7385 Highway 188, Coden
Night of the Dead Auditions and Volunteer Call, hosted by Amanda Kay Howell - AKHProductions, are Monday, October 2, 6-8 p.m. at the Coastal Response Center, South Bay Project, Community Center,7385 Highway 188, Coden.
About the event: Night of the Dead is a Theatrical Production inspired by Legends, Lore, and actual history of the area. Written and directed by history lover and professional haunted house actor, Amanda Kay Howell. (six years with Horseman's Hollow in Sleepy Hollow NY)
Characters needed range from Joe Cain (lot of lines) to Ghosts whose purpose is be scary.
Particularly needed is a young girl age 7-14 who can learn a number of lines with great stage presence. Also needed are women between the ages of 16 - 50s for parts with lines, and one women any age with command of the stage for a fun, frightening character role (the part has many lines.) Several men, all ages, are needed for speaking.
Acting experience is not a necessity. Nor is experience required for those who volunteer for tech (makeup, costumes, lights, sound.)
This event is for the benefit of the Coastal Response Center.
Tiphani Clearman, Assistant Director at Satsuma Public Library sends thanks to Paula Webb, Government Document Reference and Outreach Librarian, USA Marx Library, Rachel Fenske, Information Services/Outreach Librarian, USA Biomedical Library and to Shelia Ross USA Medical Stroke Certification Coordinator "for guiding us through the 2-Hour Stroke Awareness Workshop this week."
The pair, she said, provided those attending the workshop with a wealth of information from governmental and national organizations and shared their personal stories" that make this area so close to your heart and passionate about informing others".
70th Annual UMW Bazaar at Spring Hill Avenue United Methodist Church, 2519 Springhill Avenue is October 7, 8 a.m. There'll be homemade baked goods, plants, Christmas items, clothes, glassware and much more. Seafood gumbo and pulled pork sandwich dinners will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mobile County Commission present Operation Clean Sweep, Saturday, October 7, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This free event is open to West Mobile County residents, 1113 Hubert Pierce Road.
"Fall Fun at Seward Farms" runs now through November 4. The farm is closed on Fridays and Sundays. To find Seward Farms, go to the line of Mississippi and Alabama on Tanner Williams Road. There'll be family fun, fresh air, a twisting corn maze, fantastic food, and an evening by a crackling fire. Seward Farms Field of Fright opens in October, as well as the pumpkin barn with a great selection of perfect pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns and decorations. For more information, go to http://www.sewardfarms.com/index.htm
Marty needs a permanent home. He now lives at Mobile County Animal Shelter, 7665 Howell's Ferry Road
"Marty" is a 9-month-old Black Mouth Cur mix puppy who lives at Mobile County Animal Shelter with a lot of other pets. But he needs a home where he is the ONLY pet or shares his family's time with just a couple more. He is heartworm negative, and his $40 adoption fee will cover his neuter, vaccines, wormer, and a microchip.
For any one interested in adopting "Marty" or any of the other adoptable pets, stop by the Mobile County Animal Shelter, 7665 Howells Ferry Road. With the exception of holidays, the shelter is open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
You can also follow the Mobile County Animal Shelter on Facebook, Instagram (mcacshelter), or Twitter (@mcacshelter) to receive updates about adoptable pets and upcoming events. For more information on the Mobile County Animal Shelter or to view a list of all current adoptable pets at the MCAS, go to http://www.mobilecountyal.gov/animals/pet-adoptions.html.
The 11th Annual Merry Mart at Our Savior Catholic Church, 1801 Cody Road S. is Sunday, November 5 noon-4 p.m.
The 11th Annual Merry Mart at Our Savior Catholic Church, 1801 Cody Road S. is Sunday, November 5 noon-4 p.m.
Visitors can enjoy holiday shopping, lunch and fun under one roof--finding the perfect gift for everyone on their list. Shopping will include Pampered Chef, Rodan & Fields, LuLaRoe LUX with Lourdes, Keep Collective, A to Z Treasure, Shop.31, Crimson Blue Boutique, Hand-Crafted Jewelry and Christmas Decor, Beauty Products and much more. Children can shop The Santa Shop. Delicious lunch will be available for purchase.
A $1 donation is requested at the door to support Our Savior Youth Group.
The 10th annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Saturday, October 28, at Bienville Square
The 10th annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Saturday, October 28, at Bienville Square. There is no cost to register for this noncompetitive inspirational event; however, participants and teams are encouraged to fundraise to help the Society create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer.
Flagship sponsors for the walk include Alfa Insurance and Infirmary Cancer Care.
Since 1993, more than 12 million supporters have raised more than $750 million nationwide. Last year, 25,000 walkers in South Alabama helped to raise more than $412,000.
To learn more about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event and how you can become involved, visit MakingStridesWalk.org/MobileAL or contact Marlene Rathle at 251-414-1307 or SouthAlabamaStrides@cancer.org.
The "Classics Revisited Book Club," which will meet Monday, October 30, 6:30 p.m. at Ben May Main Library, will discuss Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
The 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker introduced Count Dracula, and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. The novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and a woman led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
For more information, call 251-208-7902.
A Page in Time Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., October 10, at West Regional Branch Library; discussion on "The Wonder" by Emma Donoghue
A Page in Time Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., October 10, at West Regional Branch Library on Grelot Road.
This month's topic of discussion is "The Wonder" by Emma Donoghue. A summary of the book is this: A village in 1850s Ireland is mystified by what appears to be a miracle--a little girl seems to be thriving after months without food.
For more information, contact Michele Eli at 251-340-8561.
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon is Wednesday, October 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sen. Bill Hightower will be present to make a special presentation to the family of the late Dr. Sidney Phillips. Guest speaker will be Don Schoonover from Infirmary Cancer Care.
To RSVP or for more information, call 251-666-2488
A Self Defense will be offered at Ben May Main Library on October 10, noon-1 p.m.
Corporal John C. Young with the Mobile Police Department will demonstrate the Strategic Self-Defense Grappling and Tactics system that incorporatesg striking and grappling skills developed by Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsui Black Belt Johnny Lee Smith.
Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, email email@example.com or call 251-208-7078 or 251-208-7085.