Mobile Retired Educators Association will meet Tuesday, November 13 at Heron Lakes Country Club.
There will be a social time from 10-10:30 a.m.. The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. with participation of the Coast Guard Color Guard and the Pledge of Allegiance led by USS Alabama Crewmates.
Recognition and appreciation will be given to members who are veterans. Guest speaker will be Jackie Zeigler, Alabama State School Board member.
Of note: November 12-16 is Retired Educators Week, and Tuesday, November 13 is Retired Educators Day, a time set aside to demonstrate honor and appreciation for their work.
The Second Annual Trees for Hope 2018 to benefit Alabama Baptist Children's Home and Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries, is Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6 -8 p.m. at Dauphin Way Baptist Church, 3661 Dauphin Street. Tickets are at e.givesmart.com.
The Second Annual Trees for Hope event gives the public an opportunity to kick off the holiday season, browsing and bidding on wonderfully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths and enjoying fun and fellowship, all while learning more about and helping to support children and families in the care of Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries (ABCH).
The event organizers say that "Trees for Hope is founded and hosted by local Mobile businesses, EnSec Pest and Lawn and Air of Excellence. We are grateful to our lead sponsor, Dr. Christopher Mullenix for his continued partnership, and we invite you to join in this mission to protect, nurture, and restore children and families through the Christ-centered services that ABCH provides."
Pet Portraits to benefit Saraland Animal Shelter is Tuesday, October 30, 9 a.m.-noon. Professional portraits taken by Rhonda's Mini Memories Photography at Kritter Sitters, Saraland, 251-679-0372.
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."
* Through October 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* Alma Bryant Baseball Haunted Trail is October 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.
* The October 30, 6 p.m. Halloween Movie with Mr. Butch at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library is "Hocus Pocus." In the story, three 17th-century witches, hanged for their murderous crimes, are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy, who must now figure out how to get them back in the ground. The film runs 95 minutes and is rated PG. For more information, call 251-470-7770 or emaill email@example.com
* Woodridge Baptist Church, 2700 Schillinger Road, presents Free Fall Festival October 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. There'll be food and drinks, a petting zoo, train rides, Trunk or Treat.
* 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
* 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 Ben May Public Library has "A Halloween Treat for Adults!" on October 31 at 7 p.m.--the movie "IT." The plot: Seven bullied childrens battle a child-murdering clown in 1989 small-town Maine. The film runs 135 minutes and is rated R. For more information, call 251-208-7079.door prizes.
* On October 31, 3-6 p.m., there will be a Halloween Costume Party at Mr. Mac's Soda Shoppe At McConaghy's, 5565 Highway 43, Satsuma All entries into the costume contest will recieve a free kid's cup of ice cream; winners will receive gift certificates to Mr. Mac's Soda Shoppe.
* "Spooky Stories in the Church Street Cemetery" is October 31, 4:30-6 p.m. beginning at Ben May Main Library. In addition toTrick or Treating at the Library, plan a visit with Mrs. Rhodes in the Church Street Cemetery for some special, Spooky Tales. Story times are scheduled for 4:30, 5 and 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 251-208-7086.
* "Halloween at the Library!" at Ben May Main Library is October 31, 4-8 p.m. There'll be Trick or Treating throughout the Library and crafts. So wear on your costume--and don't forget your bag. For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 251-208-7086 or email email@example.com.
* 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:
* 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.
* A Food Handler's Class at Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 Highway 90 W is Monday, October 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Applicants should bring valid identification and $15 cash for cost of card, exact change appreciated. No checks or debit cards accepted. This course is provided by the Mobile County Public Health Department.
* On Tuesday, October 30, 9:30-11:30 a.m., West Regional Library is presenting "Looking for Grants Through the Funding Information Network." Michael Reimer, Reference Librarian, will show the class how to search internet sites that list grants. Registration is required due to the limited number of computer workstations. For additional information or to register, call the Reference Department at 251-340-8561 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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.
* 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.
* Friday Lunches at the Gardens! hosted by Mobile Botanical Garden, 5151 Museum Drive, will next be presented on November 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays through December 21. The hot buffet will be catered by Georgia Roussos Catering. The cost is $15, tax included for members and $25, tax included for non members. Reservations are strongly encouraged; call 251-342-0555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* "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 email@example.com.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The 7th Annual Marine Enviromental Awards Luncheon, hosted by Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation, is Tuesday, November 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, 26 N Royal Street. Guest Speaker is Dr. Steve Murawski former NOAA Director and renowned Fisheries Scientist. The 2018 award recipients will be Ben Raines Environmental Journalist and Filmmaker and Leave Only Footprints, who exists to ensure the Alabama Gulf Coast remains a beautiful place to live, work and play. Tickets are at sealabfoundation.org.
* 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 email@example.com.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.
* The Women's Club of Satsuma will host a Thanksgiving feast on Sunday, November 11, 12:30-2:30 p.m., at historic Kirk House in Axis. Plates are $15 each. Tickets will be available at McConaghy Drug Store and from members by Tuesday, October 30th.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
* 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.
* Mardi Gras Ball 2019, hosted by Satsuma Public Library Foundation, is Friday, January 25, 2019, 7-11 p.m. at Steele Creek Lodge, 368 Juniper Avenue, Satsuma. Music will be by the Excelsior Band and Charles "Bo" Grant of the Platters. Tickets will be available at Satsuma Public Library on November 1.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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
* "Tom Jones" at Mobile Theatre Guild, 14 N Lafayette Street, runs November 2, 3, and 4, 2018. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are at www.mobiletheatreguild.org.
* 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!"
* "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.
* Film Screening: A City Without Jews is Thursday, November 8, 6 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4150 Museum Drive, Mobile.
* Due to personal tragedy in the cast, "Othello" will only run two weekends at Joe Jefferson Playhouse: November 9, 2018 - November 18, 2018. JJP says, "If you have tickets from Nov. 2-4th, our box office staff will be contacting you to reschedule or you can email us at email@example.com to exchange or refund your tickets. We are a community of players who must come together to lift and support one another.Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to bringing you an amazing show." The theater is at 11 S Carlen Street. Tickets are at joejeffersonplayers.com.
* "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.
* "Fully Committed" is playing at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street, on November 10, 7:30 p.m. and November 11, 2 p.m. The play is produced by Fleeting Theatre & Explorer Post 149. Tickets are $5 online (cctshows.com) or at the door (cash, check or card.) All proceeds are to benefit CCT's youth/teen Theatre Explorer Post 149 program.
* Chickasaw Civic Theatre's auditions for "Smoke on the Mountain" are scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, November 15, 6:30 p.m. at the theater, 801 Iroquois Street. Show dates for "Smoke on the Mountain" are January 25 – February 3, 2019 (Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.) A few music rehearsals begin in December. Rehearsals, in earnest, will begin in January. (Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and MAY include some Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons)
* GulfQuest's Free Movie on the Promenade, "The Goonies," is on Friday, November 16, 7:30 p.m. at GulfQuest, 155 S Water Street, Mobile.
* "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
* Mobile's Playhouse-in-the-Park will present the Victor Herbert classic “Babes in Toyland” on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. There will be ONE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:30 PM at the historic Saenger Theatre at 6 South Joachim Street in downtown Mobile. Tickets are $20 at the door. For questions, contact Danny Mollise, Managing Director at 251-422-5434.
* (Continuing) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 251.442.2383.
* University of Mobile faculty Dr. Gabriela Gimenes, flutist, and Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva, a Steinway Artist, will present a program with an international flair on November 6 in Moorer Hall at University of Mobile, 5735 College Parkway. For more information, contact University of Mobile School of the Arts at 251.442.2383 or visit umobile.edu.
* On Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m., Mobile Ballet will present "Ovation: A Concert of Legends" at the Mobile Civic Center Theater. The event consists of a dynamic performance featuring the music of Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone and other music legends. There'll be only one magnificent performance. Purchase tickets online at www.mobileballet.org.
* 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.
* "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.
* (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 through 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, through 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.
* 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 email@example.com
* (Continuing) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, November 1, 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 email@example.com.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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 email@example.com October 1st.
Book Clubs, readings, book signings, storytelling, recitations, writing:
* The Community Read has officially launched. Mobile United has partnered with Mobile Public Library, Starbucks, and Mobile's City Council to provide FREE books to the public. Free books will be available at all Mobile Public Libraries and are availabe at the following Starbucks locations: 3255 Airport Blvd, 3075 Government Blvd, 390 Schillinger Rd S, 3451 SpringHill Ave. In addition, book rentals and downloadable audiobooks and eBook are available at all library locations. Mobile United request: "Please consider reading Just Mercy as a group or sharing the Community Read details with your members/network. If you all choose to read it along with the community, the read could culminate in your group joining us at Stevenson's event on November 28th" (Live at USA Mitchell Center.) The event is free, but registration IS required. Register at
* 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.
* On October 30, 5:30-8 p.m., the Comic Club: Books vs Movies at West Regional Library will watch "Hellboy" and then discuss the book vs the movie. Popcorn will be provided. For more information, call 251- 340-8571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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.”
* Satsuma Public Library, 5466 Old Highway 43, is hosting a book-signing event Tuesday, November 6, 11 a.m. with authors Mary Palmer and Heather Heathcock. They co-wrote a book "Who Am I? Who Are You?" Mary also has a recently released book, "Tourism Writing," for which she received a grant from Faulkner University to write.
* "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.
* 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 email@example.com 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
* "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
* 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.
* On November 4 and 1st Sunday in December and January, there'll be an Outdoor Market at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard. Featured will be local arts & crafts, farmers' market and outdoor-themed items from the 5 Rivers Cypress Gift Shop. Attention vendors! If you are interested in participating in the event, go to the https://www.outdooralabama.com/5-rivers-al-delta-resource-center/5-rivers-cypress-gift-shop-and-welcome-center for a vendor application form. Call 251-621-0782 for information.
* 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:
* 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
* "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 Original Oyster House restaurants will serve a free lunch or dinner to veterans and active military on Veteran’s Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 11 a.m. to close at the Gulf Shores and Mobile Causeway locations. Show your military ID or wear your uniform so we can salute you in person and thank you for your sacrifice.
* 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.
* (Continuing) 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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
* The Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile will present its popular musical extravaganza, “Christmas Spectacular,” for the 16th year. Christmas Spectacular will be held Nov. 15-17 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. at Cottage Hill Baptist Church, 4255 Cottage Hill Rd., Mobile, Alabama. 36609. Visit umobile.edu/christmas to purchase tickets. Ticket prices range from $5 to $50. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.
* 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 email@example.com. Application deadline is November 1st.
* Christmas Jubilee's Santa Breakfast, hosted by the Junior League of Mobile and Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, is Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Convention Center, 1 S Water Street, Mobile. Tickets are available at www.juniorleaguemobile.org or 57 N. Sage Avenue
* SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Tree Lighting will be Monday, November 26, 5:30-7 p.m. at 5055 Carol Plantation Road. The corporate sponsor is Mobile's Best Storage providing complimentary cookies and coffee. WC Griggs Elementary School will be singing Christmas carols, so bring the family and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship with community businesses and friends."
* The Second Annual Trees for Hope 2018 to benefit Alabama Baptist Children's Home and Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries, is Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6 -8 p.m. at Dauphin Way Baptist Church, 3661 Dauphin Street. Tickets are at e.givesmart.com.
* On Thursday, November 29, 5-8 p.m., Women's Resource Center, 308 Sage Avenue S, is hosting "Christmas on Sage Open House." Officials at the Center asked the public to "Join the WRC on November 29th at 5 o'clock in the evening for a Christmas On Sage Open House. After the flooding of the Sage Center, many of you were so instrumental in helping us with the renovations. We would like to invite you in to see just what has taken place from all of your hard work. So join us for a wonderful evening of LIFE!"
* 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.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital Holiday Tree Trail, Development Office, 1700 Center Street, Mobile, AL 36604.
* "Candlelight at The Loop," presented by the Loop-Midtown Association, is Friday, December 7, 5-8 p.m.
* SAVE THE DATE. Satsuma Public Library is hosting a "Polar Express Pajama Party" on Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Children can have breakfast with Santa and other special guests. Children aged 3-K5 need to be accompanied by an adult; those in 3rd-5th grade can be dropped off. The event is free. Stop by the Library, 5466 Old Highway 43 and pick up a Golden Ticket.
* 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.
* "Jazz At The Bragg - A Christmas Tea," hosted by CASA Mobile County, is Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2-5 p.m. at Bragg Mitchell Mansion, 1906 Springhill Avenue. Purchase tickets at http://tinyurl.com/JazzAtTheBragg or call 251-574-5277 or email email@example.com.
* 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.
* (Continuing) 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.
* Pet Portraits to benefit Saraland Animal Shelter is Tuesday, October 30, 9 a.m.-noon. Professional portraits taken by Rhonda's Mini Memories Photography at Kritter Sitters, Saraland, 251-679-0372
* The public is invited to come see the live educational "Animal Ambassadors" at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Sunday, November 4, 202:30 p.m. The event is free. On October 31, 3-6:30 p.m., children can put on their costumes and go Trick or Treating throughout the West Regional Library. For more information, call the children’s department at 251-340-8571 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.
* "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.
Chambers of Commerce:
* SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon is Wednesday, November 7, noon-1 p.m. at 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Caterer is Dick Russell's Bar-B-Q. RSVP to email@example.com or 251.666.2488 $9 for Members and $11 for guests. Star Students from area schools will be recognized.
*Coffee with the Chamber, presented by SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Chamber, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Business owners, start your day off with a complimentary cup of coffee! No cost to attend, just sbring your business cards to share, and connect with fellow Chamber members and prospective members.
* 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.
* Sassy Stichers Quilts of Valor presentation at Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center, 3201 Hillcrest Drive, is Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m.-noon.
* "Paint Along With Carmel" is a fun art class at Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road on Monday, November 19, 2018, 2-5 p.m. No art experience is needed--just come have fun and relax while Carmel guides you through this experience. Seats are limited; register in the ART ROOM before November 16, 2018.
* .District 6 Senior Christmas Breakfast is Friday, December 7, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road. Councilwoman Bess Rich and the Staff at CHMRSCC present this 3rd Annual District 6 Christmas Breakfast. There'll be games, music, fun and
* On December 12 at 1 p.m., seniors at Connie Hudson Senior Center are having a "Wear your favorite TACKY/UGLY Christmas sweater social" in the lobby at 3201 Hillcrest Road. Cookies, cocoa and coffee will be served.
* 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.
* CANCELLED 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/Good Job/Thank You:
* Good job! Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council's fifth grade art class is off to a great start. Students chose inspiration from “Starry Night” or Sunflowers” and began putting their tribute paintings on canvas. They will complete the canvases at the next session. They learned to mix colors and recognize and use shapes and values in composition in the sunflower group, while the larger Starry Night group concentrated on laying in background and began to create motion of the patterns of swirling stars with stroke work used by Van Gogh. Volunteers were Melinda Hollingsworth, Celia Smith, Rene Kennedy and Barbara Teare.
* Congratulations to Saraland seniors, the Senior Spartans, who recently participated in, and brought home 31 medals from the Masters Games for Seniors. Each year, 400-600 seniors compete in the events.
* Congratulations: Keep Saraland Beautiful October Yard of the Month is at the home of Jamie and Leslie Patrick at 309 Bayou Sara Avenue. KSB committee loved the three skeletons playing basketball for Halloween.
Community needs/food collections:
* .SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a non-perishable food drive through November 15th. The drop-off location is Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. A few of the items needed are brownie mixes, boxed stuffing, candied yams, macaroni and cheese, canned pumpkin and cranberry sauce. For more information, call 251-666-2488.
* Bayou La Batre Library will have a canned food drive November 1st-20th. All unexpired cans will be accepted. Fines will be reduced by $3 for each item donated..
Friday Lunches at the Gardens! hosted by Mobile Botanical Garden, 5151 Museum Drive, will next be presented on November 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays through December 21. The hot buffet will be catered by Georgia Roussos Catering. The cost is $15, tax included for members and $25, tax included for non members. Reservations are strongly encouraged; call 251-342-0555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee with the Chamber, presented by SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Chamber, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Business owners, start your day off with a complimentary cup of coffee! No cost to attend, just bring your business cards to share, and connect with fellow Chamber members and prospective members.
The Grand Bay Community Breakfast was Saturday, October 27. Aleta Boudreaux, Citizens for a Better Grand Bay, announced that Santa would appear at Grand Bay Community Center on December. Among those who enjoyed the bountiful breakfast were those pictured.
Aleta and Isobelle Boudreaux, Madalyn Leonard and grandson; Ted Stevens and Ann Bennett; Jackie Zeigler, Rep. David Sessions and Carolyn
"Jazz At The Bragg - A Christmas Tea," hosted by CASA Mobile County, is Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2-5 p.m. at Bragg Mitchell Mansion, 1906 Springhill Avenue.
This event is a fundraiser for CASA of Mobile County. CASAs are trained volunteers appointed by a judge to speak for the well-being and safety of an abused or neglected child who is the subject of a dependency/custody hearing. CASAs strive to advocate as follows:
-Provide the judge with unbiased information so that the best placement can be made
-Ensure that children are not abused or neglected by the very system meant to protect them
-Ensure that children spend less time embroiled in dependency issues
-Ensure that the child spends his/her life in a safe, loving, permanent home
CASA Mobile is totally funded by grants and personal donations.
Purchase tickets at http://tinyurl.com/JazzAtTheBragg or call 251-574-5277 or email email@example.com.
CASA Mobile County is at 2315 Costarides Street, Mobile, Alabama.
Keep Saraland Beautiful October Yard of the Month is at the home of Jamie and Leslie Patrick at 309 Bayou Sara Avenue.
Keep Saraland Beautiful October Yard of the Month is at the home of Jamie and Leslie Patrick at 309 Bayou Sara Avenue.
"Smitty," currently a resident ar Mobile County Animal Shelter, would like to change his address to a more permanent location. He's is a 1-year-old Lab mix who loves to play! He is full grown at 46 pounds and is heartworm negative.
Smitty's adoption fee of $40, which includes his wormer, vaccines, neuter and a microchip.
Anyone interested in adopting "Smitty" or any of the other adoptable pets, can stop by the shelter at 7665 Howells Ferry Road on these dates and times: 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.
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 current adoptable pets.
Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center free conference THRIVE! was on October 26th the Via Center, 1717 Dauphin Street. The conference was presented by a partnership between Via and the University of South Alabama.
Keynote speaker was Shirley Cunningham, Ms. Senior Mobile 2005, State Power Lifting Champion at 74 years old and "Stronger for Life.”
Various agencies distributed information and discussed their services with guests.
Pictured are a few of those present.
Beth Finch, Feeding the Gulf Coast, Teresa Young, Pine Crest Cemetery and Marcella Nettles, South Alabama Area Agency on Aging, Christin Kelly Bumstead and Amber Detamore, Crowne Assisted Living
Fall Benefit Bake Sale for Project Purr Animal Rescue Adoptable Cats and Kittens continues today, Sunday, October 28 beginning at 10 a.m. Project Purr is at 5039 Cottage Hill Road next door to B&B Pet Stop.
If you can't adopt a kitten or cat and you don't really need another cupcake, there are other ways to help this non-profit organization. The Wish List includes Purina Cat Chow, Friskies Canned Food, Purina Kitten Chow, tall kitchen trash bags, Lysol Wipes, Dawn Dish Detergent and/or paper towels.
For more information, see firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-382-6692.
Christmas Jubilee Santa's Breakfast, hosted by the Junior League of Mobile and Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, is Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Convention Center, 1 S Water Street, Mobile.
SANTA’S BREAKFAST is $20- Bring your children to have breakfast with Santa himself and make some fun crafts. Limited ticket quantities are available for all Special Events. All guests MUST have a ticket, including each parent and each child.
Or you can choose the GOLDEN TICKET at $120. The Golden Ticket gets you into ALL Christmas Jubilee special events and a parking pass at the Convention Center for all 4 days. Tickets are available at www.juniorleaguemobile.org or 57 N. Sage Avenue.
A SANTA’S BREAKFAST TICKET ($20) will help promote fitness to 10 children monthly through our Dumas Wesley Community Center: After School Achievement Program.
First Sunday Outdoor Market at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Sunday, November 4th.
First Sunday Outdoor Market at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Sunday, November 4th. Call 251-621-0782 for information.
The Women's Club of Satsuma will host a Thanksgiving feast on Sunday, November 11, 12:30-2:30 p.m., at historic Kirk House in Axis. Plates are $15 each. Tickets will be available at McConaghy Drug Store and from members by Tuesday, October 30th.
Reminder from the University of Mobile:
University of Mobile’s MainStage Opera will perform the operas “L’Enfant et les Sortiléges” and “Hansel & Gretel” on Nov. 2-3 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois St., Mobile, Alabama 36611.
The shows will be directed by Dr. Patrick Jacobs, director of opera in the Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on itickets.com.
“L’Enfant et les Sortilèges” by Maurice Ravel, translated “the child and the spells,” tells the tale of a boy who is angry because he does not want to learn his lessons. He destroys his books and vandalizes the room he is in. But the room comes to life – chairs, grandfather clock, teapot and teacup seek revenge.
“Hansel and Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck is a dreamlike production of the classic opera that transports the audience to a magical world of wonder and surprise. Two siblings get lost in the forest while gathering strawberries while a wicked witch is eager to lure her young victims into a delicious trap. Last-minute ingenuity saves the day and the plucky children emerge triumphant in the comical and heartfelt telling of the classic story.
For more information about University of Mobile’s Alabama School of the Arts events, call 251.442.2383, email Shadoe Valentin at svalentin@umobile or visit umobile.edu.
From Brittany Gagliano, Mobile United Executive Assistant, 8 St. Joseph Street, comes the following information (paraphrased):
The Community Read has officially launched. Mobile United has partnered with Mobile Public Library, Starbucks, and Mobile's City Council to provide FREE books to the public. Free books will be available at all Mobile Public Libraries starting TODAY, Friday, October 26th and are availabe at the following Starbucks locations: 3255 Airport Blvd, 3075 Government Blvd, 390 Schillinger Rd S, 3451 SpringHill Ave. In addition, book rentals and downloadable audiobooks and eBook are available at all library locations.
Mobile United request: "Please consider reading Just Mercy as a group or sharing the Community Read details with your members/network. If you all choose to read it along with the community, the read could culminate in your group joining us at Stevenson's event on November 28th" (Live at USA Mitchell Center.)
The event is free, but registration IS required. Register here:
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Tree Lighting will be Monday, November 26, 5:30-7 p.m. at 5055 Carol Plantation Road.
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Tree Lighting will be Monday, November 26, 5:30-7 p.m. at 5055 Carol Plantation Road.
An invitation from the Chamber reads: "Join us as we kick off the Christmas season with a tree lighting at the Tillman's Corner Community Center - 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Monday, November 26th at 5:30 p.m. Our corporate sponsor is Mobile's Best Storage with complimentary cookies and coffee. WC Griggs Elementary School will be singing Christmas carols, so bring the family and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship with community businesses and friends."
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon is Wednesday, November 7, noon-1 p.m. at 5055 Carol Plantation Road
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon is Wednesday, November 7, noon-1 p.m. at 5055 Carol Plantation Road.
Drew Harrell, Executive Director of Alliance for Alabama's Infrastructure and Deputy Chief of Staff for Business Council of Alabama will be Guest Speaker..
Corporate sponsor is Mainstreet Family Urgent Care and caterer is Dick Russell's Bar-B-Q. RSVP to email@example.com or 251.666.2488 $9 for Members and $11 for guests.
Star Students from area schools will be recognized.
"Candlelight at The Loop," presented by the Loop-Midtown Association, is Friday, December 7, 5-8 p.m.