* The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents "The Conclusion of Edgar Allan Poe," a production based on the life and stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Adaptations to be presented at the Playhouse include four of his most famous tales: “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Casque of Amontillado,” “Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether,” and a story of the medieval plague, “King Pest.” This performance is suitable for ages 12 and older. Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays, October 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm at the Playhouse. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors Call 251.602.0630 to secure your reservations, or call 251-422-5434 with other questions.
* Mobile Theatre Guild's "Tuna does Vegas" will be playing October 20-22 and October 27-29. Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7 p.m.and Sunday shows will be at 2 p.m.. Daniel Mainwaring is directing Tuna. The theater is at 14 N. Lafayette Street; ticket information is availaple at squareup.com.
* HOW Dance, Drama, Art and Tumbling presents "The Shoemaker" November 30 and December 1. Information at 251-895-5380 or www.how-mobile.com.
Film and other theatrical events::
* The film for "Movie Time with Mr. Butch" at 4 p.m. September 16th at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library is "Sing." The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG. For more information, call 251-470-7770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Tickets to "PEPPA PIG'S SURPRISE!" at Saenger Theatre are on sale at www.peppapigliveUS.com. The event is September 21 at 6 p.m. and features an action-packed live show with life size puppets and costume characters. Tickets are also available at all Tickemaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000. All seats are reserved. Children one year old and younger can sit on lap for free.
* "Film Noir at Moorer" on September 26, 5:30 p.m. is "This Gun for Hire" at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library. Those attending can enjoy this classic film with commentary and fun facts provided. The film runs 80 minutes and is NR. For more information, call 251-470-7770 or email email@example.com.
* On September 29 at 3 p.m., youngsters attending the "Tuesday Movie Adventure" at Parkway Branch Library can see "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life."
* At "Movie Time with Mr. Butch" on September 30, 4 p.m. at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library, children can see "The LEGO Batman Movie." The film runs 104 minutes and is rated PG. For more information, call 251-470-7770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* “Art Without Limits” Exhibition for United Cerebral Palsy, presented by SMG MOBILE, will be in Saenger Theatre’s Room 1927 during LoDa Art Walk October 13th. The Saenger is at 6 S. Joachim Street, downtown Mobile, and the show will run 6-9 p.m. Ticket information is at www.mobilesaenger.com.
* Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council presents "Creative Monday" at Dauphin Island Gallery, 918 Bienville Boulevard, from noon until 4 p.m. Cost is $20 per person (includes materials.) Prepaid advance reservations are required as space is very limited. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-monday-tickets-37060199053 or at Dauphin Island Gallery. All proceeds benefit DIHAC.
* Mobile Museum of Art presents "ART TALK: American Art--1945 to the Present" on Thursday, September 14, 6-7 p.m. at the Museum, 4850 Museum Drive. Admission is free to members; a $5 donation is suggested for non-members. For information on becoming a member, go to http://www.mobilemuseumofart.com/support/memberships/
* Throwdown 6: Retribution, presented by Mobile Arts Council, will be held at the Temple, downtown Mobile is September 15, 2017, 6 p.m.
* ART TALK: Wood from the Collection: 1945-Present is Thursday, September 21, 3-6 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. The event is free for members; a $5 donation is suggested for non-members.\
* Thursday, September 21, 5-8 p.m. is Educators’ Night Out at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile. The event is free (2 Professional Credit Hours earned) RSVP at https://mobilemuseumofart.wufoo.com/forms/w1d6xeac1cnzr8l/Art
* Abstract Mixed Media Landscape Painting with Dana Finimore is Friday, September 22, 1-8 p.m. AND Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.mobilemuseumofart.com.
Book Clubs, readings, book signings, storytelling, recitations:
* On Tuesday, September 12, 4-7 p.m., John Sledge will be at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, 1906 Springhill Avenue at a book-signing for his latest book, "These Rugged Days: Alabama in the Civil War." The book will be for sale for $34.95. The event offers free parking, as well as hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live music.
* "A Page in Time Book Club" will meet Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. at West Regional Library Branch, 5555 Grelot Road. The topic this month is "The Summer before the War" by Helen Simonson. For more information, call 251-340-8561.
* Ebony Moments Book Club meets Thursday, September 14, 6 p.m. at West Regional Branch Library. The topic this month is "Never Trust a Stranger" by Mary Monroe, For more information, contact Betty Kidd at 251-470-7766.
* At the Reader's Choice Book Club, which meets at West Regional Library at 1 p.m. September 18, members will discuss "Norwegian by Night" by Derek B. Miller. For more information, call 251-208-7097.
* Poetry Enthusiasts of Spoken Word of Mobile will meet September 18, 6-7:45 at Toulminville Library Branch. Students and adults are encouraged to share readings of their own poetry works or works from their favorite poets. For more information, call 251-438-7075.
* On September 20, 3:15 p.m. at Parkway Branch Library, the What's Up Wednesday for boys and girls aged 6-16 will enjoy Book-A-Month Storytime. The reading and discussion will be "Garvey's Choice" by Nikki Grimes. For more information, call 251-470-7766.
* The topic of discussion at the September 21, 6 p.m. meeting of Bayside Book Club will be "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Ann Tyler. For more information, call Betty Fowler at 251-476-2600 or 251-208-7097
* Classics Revisited Book Club will meet at September 25, 6:30 p.m. at Ben May Main Library. The topic of discussion is "The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Emma Orczy. For more information, call 251-208-7902.
* "An Evening with Paula Webb: Discussion & Reception" is Thursday, September 28, 5:30-7 p.m. at Semmes Branch of Mobile Public Library, 9150 Moffett Road. Local Semmes author Webb will discuss her book, "Mobile Under Siege: Surviving the Union Blockade." Following the presentation, there will be a book signing and reception. For more information, call 251-645-6840.
* "Second Thursday Walk" with the Curator at Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, is Thursday, September 14, 10 a.m.-noon. Meet in the parking lot for this free event.
* The History Museum of Mobile's September Learning Lunch will feature local botanist, natural historian and author Bill Finch on Wednesday, September 13 at noon in the museum auditorium. He will deliver his presentation "The Strange History of Mobile's Trees." Admission to Learning Lunch is free, and all are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Jennifer Theeck, Curator of Education, at 251-301-0270 or contact her by email at email@example.com.
* On Saturday, September 23, 9-11:30 a.m., Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive offers "Pollinator Celebration on the Hill!" Several fall-blooming pollinator plants will be for sale. MBG members admission is free; non-members pay $5. For more information, go to www.mobilebotanicalgardens.org or call 251-307-5382.
* The Town of Dauphin Island is sponsoring a Fall Plant Sale and Giveaway on Saturday, September 23, across from the Estuarium. A multiple number of vendors will be on site offering plants for sale and the Town will offer Dauphin Island property owners an assortment of trees, plants, sea oats and more. The plant sale will be from 9 a.m.-noon. The Town phone is 251-861-5525.
* 2017 HERB DAY With Felder Rushing, hosted by Gulf Coast Herb Society, is Saturday, September 30, 9:30-12:30 p.m. at Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, Mobile. Tickets are $35 for non-members and $30 for members of Gulf Coast Herb Society.
* Pottery Barn Adoption Event for Third Coast Animal Rescue is Saturday, September 16, noon-4 p.m. at 9 Du Rhu Drive, Ste 385, Mobile. Third Coast will showcase rescue stories and speak about the rescue's mission in the community...and, of course, have adorable, adoptable dogs and puppies!
* Monday, September 18, 6-9 p.m. another "Paint your Pooch" event will be hosted by Delta Dogs at Moe's Original Bar B Que, 701 Spring Hill Avenue. Email your pet image to firstname.lastname@example.org (must be received by Wednesday, 9/13 to complete reservation). Remember to note if you want a flower crown added to your canvas. Ticket information is at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/delta-dogs-paint-your-pooch-september-edition-tickets-37417567953. Check event website for more details.
* On Sunday, October 15, 2-4 p.m., B&B Pet Stop, 5035 Cottage Hill Road, is inviting the public to "Gather the furry, feathered, and four-legged creatures in your family and come to the Pumpkin Patch at B&B Pet Stop." Photos are $10 each and all donations benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation. B&B is partnering with local photographers from DEEP SOUTH FOCUS who will have their mobile photo-printing vehicle here to offer additional sizes and packages of your favorite photos.
* Save a Stray's "Cocktails and Furry Tails" is Thursday, October 5, 6-9 p.m., at the Steeple on St. Francis Street in downtown Mobile. Adoption and volunteer applications can be found at saveastray.org. Donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/saving-cats-and-kittens or mailed to Save A Stray, 3488 Spring Hill Avenue, Mobile, AL 36608. For more information on donation drop-off site or for tickets, contact Lynn Carter at email@example.com or see https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-a-Stray/219576758120881
Crafts for Children and Teens:
* "Sew & Tell" at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library at 10:30 a.m., September 16, gives children aged 8 and older an opportunity to visit with friends and learn how to make scented sachet bags. For more information, call 251-470-7770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* At Tinker Tuesday--Design and Create, September 19, 4 p.m., students can learn how to make Scratch Art. The class is at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library. For more information, call 251-470-7770 or email email@example.com.
* At "Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot," 4-5:30 p.m. at West Regional Branch Library, teens will make a Firefly Lamp September 19th. For more information, call 251-340-8571.
* Children aged 8 and older can learn to knit at West Regional Library on September 20, 3-5 p.m. Participants need to bring their own supplies. The instructor recommends size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn. Registration is required--call 251-340-8561.
Special events, meetings, fundraisers, galas, festivals and fun:
* The next meeting of Riverside CAG is Tuesday, September 12 at Riverside Baptist Church activities building next to sanctuary, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
* The September 12, 8 a.m. Women's Information Network meeting will be hosted by Julie Kenney of Custom Closets. 7755 Summit Court, Mobile. For more information, visit www.womensinfonetworking.com.
* On Tuesday, September 12, 9 a.m. 3 p.m., a two-day workshop on "Starting a Small Business" is planned at Ben May Main Library. For more details on the workshop or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-208-7078 or 251-208-7085.
* PolitiFact: Fake News or Not? will be at Ben May Main Library on Thursday, September 14 , 6:30-8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 251-208-7097.
* Girls Just Wanna Have Fun to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile is Thursday, September 14,. 5:30-9 p.m. at The Steeple on St. Francis Street. Mobile. A limited number of tickets are available; in the event that admission tickets are sold out prior to the event, no admission tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For tickets or additional information, go to at www.RMHCMobile.org.
* NEST of Mobile Quarterly Breakfast is Thursday, September 14, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Original Oyster House, 3733 Battleship Parkway/Highway 90, Spanish Fort. NEST is a local 501(c)(3) mentoring program that matches teams of community volunteers with court-involved youth and their families for a mentoring partneship. Join us for the NEST of Mobile Quarterly Breakfast to learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth.
* The "Thank Goodness It's Thursday Kids' Studio" for ages 8-13 is Thursday, September 14, 4-5 p.m. at Ben May Library. For more information, call the children’s department at 251-208-7086 or email email@example.com.
* Fall Fashion Sale at Our Sisters' Closet is Friday, September 15, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information, call Terri Kearns, 251-423-2001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org of visit www.oursisterscloset.org for more information. Volunteers are needed.
* Tire Recycling Day in the City of Mobile is Saturday, September 16, 8-11 a.m. See earlier post for drop-off locations.
* Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division of Mobile Public Library, September 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to help with research for documentation concerning ancestors. For more information call, 251-208-7093.
* Fort Gaines at Dauphin Island presents the 2nd Annual Massacre Island on September 16-17. For more information, see www.dauphinisland.org.
* Dodge Elementary School Pace students are encouraging people "near and far" to ring a bell on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Take a photo of your bell ringing and email to email@example.com.
* "Talk Like a Pirate Day!" story time and crafts for all ages, Tuesday, September 19, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at West Regional Branch Library and 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Ben May Main Library. Children who say a hardy "Argh!" to the staff will receive a prize. Children who dress up will receive a bag of goodies. For more information, call the children’s department at 251-340-8571.
* Big Brothers Big Sisters presents "Cocktails and Kindness," an exclusive Young Professional Social. The event is Wednesday, September 20, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Haberdasher, 113 Dauphin Street. RSVP to Casey@BBBS.org.
* The Dauphin Island Sea Lab will celebrate National Estuaries Day on Saturday, September 20 with half-price admission to the Estuarium from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Along with self-guided tours, Discovery Hall will have displays about the animals living in our estuaries, the dangers they face and how individuals can protect their habitat.
* The public is invited to the Grand Opening of La Maison of Saraland, 2955 Township Boulevard. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is Thursday, September 21 at 4:30 p.m. with Business After Hours 5-7 p.m. For more on the opening of these Saraland apartments, call 251-679-8955.
* Focus Women's Conference is Friday, September 22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Presented by Junior League of Mobile, Focus will feature a day of dynamic speakers, compelling panel deiscussions, interactive workshops, luncheon discussions and purposeful networking and conversations. The event will be at Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water Street. Registration for #FocusWC is now open. Get a ticket now and save $25. Ticket information can be found at www.focuswomensconference.com.
* The 7th Annual SwampFest at Coastal Response Center, South Bay Project, Community Center, a fundraiser for the CRC kitchen, will be Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Center is at 7385 Hwy 188, Coden. Admission is free. Attendees are requested to bring canned goods for Door Prize tickets. For more information, call 251-206-9990 or 251-379-4678.
* "Museum Day Live" will be at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, on Saturday, September 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live! offers free admission for those who present a pass from the Smithsonian Magazine website.
* The date for North Mobile Relay for Life is September 23, 4-10 p.m. at Satsuma High School football field.
* Trinity Episcopal Church, 1900 Dauphin Street is hosting "Family Festival Celebrate Midtown Mobile with Trinity" on Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The public is invited.
* On Sunday, September 24, from noon-4 p.m. Mobile Botanical Gardens will be open for Classic Events Open House when Heather Pfefferkorn and her team of event specialists will host an afternoon open house of the MBG venues. To register or for more information, call 251-307-5382.
* The Dill Lecture Series at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, 1507 Dauphin Street, is September 24-25. Dr. Wayne Flynt will be speaking on Alabama's Religious and Literary Legacy. The Dill Lecture series is open to the entire community free of charge. Register at dauphinwayumc.org. Registration is not mandatory but encouraged so that organizers have an accurate count of numbers for the event on Monday.
* A two-hour Stroke Awareness workshop is coming to Satsuma Public Library on Tuesday, September 26, 10 a.m.-noon. This will be a very educational event, said Tiphani Clearman, Asst. Director of the Library. And, she said, there will also be prizes.
* "A Night at The Pillars" on Thursday, September 28, 6:30-9:30 presents Chef Filippo Milone, chef of The Pillars for 30 years is returning to prepare a gourmet meal for guests. The event benefits Victory Health Parners. Seats are limited, so order tickets early at www.eventbrite.com. The Pillars is at 1757 Government Street.
* The public is invited to a talk by Paul T. Kelton, hosted by Mobile Medical Museum, at Stewartfield, 4703 Old Shell Road, Thursday, September 28, 6-7 p.m. The topic will be "Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation's Fight Against Smallpox, 1518-1824." Admission is free.
* TenSixtyFive is September 29, 6 p.m.-October 1, 10 p.m. in Dwntown Mobile; the event is a FREE weekend of fun, music and friends in downtown Mobile, Alabama. For Line Up of entertainment, go to TenSixtyFive.com.
* Bright Beginnings Academy, 3590 Pleasant Valley Road, is hosting a Lego Building Competition on Thursday, October 5, 6-8 p.m. Tickets are at www.brightdyslexics.com.
* On Monday, October 9, 4:30 p.m., USA Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive South, Mobile, is hosting a free public talk by Adrianne Sams Walker, Site Manager at Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site in Milton, Florida.
* "Pour for a Purpose," the 11th Annual Wine Fest is Thursday, October 12 at 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Cotton Hall, 911 Dauphin Street, Mobile. The event benefits Catholic Social Services of Mobile. Tickets are $75/person or $125/couple and are available at www.catholicsocialservicesmobile.com. Pour for a Purpose! will be a night filled with wine tasting by Red or White, delicious hors d'ouevres from Mobile's premier restaurants, and live music by Cooper Trent.
* The 2017 Polo at the Point, hosted by Point Clear Charities, Inc. and presented by Mercedes Benz of Mobile and Grand Hotel Marriott, is scheduled for Sunday, October 15th at Sonny Hill-Clearwater Polo Complex in Point Clear, 7883 County Road 32, Point Clear, Alabama. Tickets range from $10 (tailgate) to $150 (luncheon.) Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit Polo at the Point facebook page or call 251-928-9704.
* "Food For Thought" to benefit Ransom Ministries is Tuesday, October 24, 6-9 p.m. at Camp Grace, 11081 Wanda Drive, Mobile. A Silent Auction is 6-7 p.m. Cost of tickets is $50 per person or $400 per table. Contact Tara Armbruster at firstname.lastname@example.org to request sponsorship information. For other information, go to www.ransomministries.com.
* The 5th Annual Divas for Diabetes Fashion Show, hosted by Exalte Magazine, is Thursday, October 26, 6-9 p.m. at Stewartfield, Spring Hill College, 400 Dauphin Street, Mobile. Tickets are $20 per person pre-registration or $25 at the door. For more information, email email@example.com or call 251-421-2259.
* On Thursday, October 26, 5:30 p.m., the USA Wesley Foundation will sponsor the 13th annual Cook-off and Silent Auction. For more information, contact the USA Wesley Foundation, 251-341-5184, firstname.lastname@example.org.
* "One Night in Havana," hosted by Distinguished Young Women, is Sunday, October 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 886 Fifth Street, Mobile. Learn more and buy tickets at www.OneNightInEvent.com.
* Early Bird Special tickets are available for "Wine on the River Mobile" October 28, 3-7 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park, Water Street, Mobile. For more information go to www.wineontherivermobile.com.
* Gulf Seafood Gala will bring top chefs to Dauphin Island on Saturday, October 28, from 4:30 - 7:30 at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. Admission to the Gulf Seafood Gala is by pre-purchased ticket only and the supply is limited. Tickets are $65 each and may be purchased online through the Gala website, www.GulfSeafoodGala.com, or at the Dauphin Island Gallery, 918 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and on Sunday from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council, a 501(c)3 charitable organization serving Dauphin Island and South Mobile County. For more information, call (251) 861-3300 or send an email to DauphinIslandArts@gmail.com.
* Our Sisters' Closet 12th Annual Purse with Purpose fundraiser is Tuesday, November 7, 5:30 p.m. at Heron Lakes Country Club, 3851 Government Boulevard. For sponsorship or ticket information, contact Terri Kearns, 251-423-2001, or e-mail OurSistersCloset@comcast.net.
* 9th Annual Celebrate Hope will be Thursday, November 16, 6-10 p.m. at USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, 1660 Springhill Avenue. Visit eventbrite.com for tickets.www.usahealthsystem.com. Celebrate Hope is the signature gala for USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. Held the Thursday before Thanksgiving each year, the event features dishes by local chefs paired with wine and craft beer, as well as live entertainment. Since its inception, Celebrate Hope has generated more than $2.5 million for cancer research. The event is sponsored by Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Atmore.
* The Hargrove Foundation’s 3nd Annual Gala is on Thursday, November 30, 6-9 p.m. at the Battle House Hotel. Cocktail festivities will begin at 6 pm with a seated dinner to follow. For guests that may choose to stay at The Battle House Hotel, a special event group rate is available for two days prior and after the event. Visit http://hargrovefoundation.org/2017-foundation-gala/ for information on ticket sales and partnership details. For further information, contact the Foundation at email@example.com or 251-375.5725.
Chambers of Commerce meetings and events:
* Saraland Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a September Membership Luncheon on Tuesday, September 12, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Saraland Civic Center, 716 Mae Street. Cost is $8 for members and $10 non-members. RSVP by calling the Chamber office at 251.675.4444.
* Semmes Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday, September 13, 11:45 a.m. at Pathway Church on the corner of Moffett and Ching Dairy roads.
* SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is September 19 at Tillman's Corner Chamber of Commerce. Space is limited. To reserve booth space or for more information, call 251-666-2488.
* Chickasaw Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon is Thursday, September 21, 11:30 a.m. at Chickasaw Civic Center, 224 Grant Street.
Walks, Runs, Cycling and paddling events:
* The 10th Annual GO Run 5K and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk, hosted by USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, is Saturday, September 16, 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. at USA Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza. For ticket Information, see www.usahealthsystem.com.
* The St. Jude Walk/Run, hosted by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will be Saturday, September 23, 7-10 p.m. at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile. Ticket information is at fundraising.stjude.org. Go to www.stjude.org/walkrun to register.
* The "2017 Mobile Walk to Defeat ALS!", hosted by The ALS Association Alabama Chapter, is Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Boulevard, Mobile. Register online (see event site.) Admission is free.
* Queens with Dreams presents Queens Fur A Cause on Sunday, September 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Medal of Honor Park, Mobile. Queens invitation: Come enjoy a family fun Sunday with all your loved ones (fur ones included.) There will be hot dogs and pizza slices for $2 and chips and drinks for $1, fun games and face painting and music. Proceeds from these sales will be donated to Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) and Great Dane Rescue. Registration for "Walk fur a Cause Dog Walk-a-thon" starts at 9 a.m. Registartion is $15. Vendors are welcome for a small fee of $25. Contact Queens at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
* The 2017 Mobile Heart Walk is Saturday, October 7. The event begins at 8 a.m., and the walk begins at 9 a.m. at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Center, 5950 Old Shell Road.
* "Mobile Mayhem" on Sunday, October 15, 4-6 p.m. includes a walking tour and pub crawl through the naughty side of Mobile history. Distance is less than one mile with pub stops along the way. The event is for those 21 years old and older. Tickets are $15 and can be found on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mobile-mayhem-tickets-37318533739?aff=es2. Ticket prices do not include drinks. All proceeds benefit The Porch Society of Leinkauf.
* Down Syndrome Society of Mobile presents the Down Syndrome Buddy Walk, Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. in Bienville Square in downtown Mobile. The event consists of a one-mile walk, food and entertainment. For registration information, go to https://www.ds-stride.org/dssmbuddywalk/register.
* The 5th Annual Trick or Trot 5K and Scary Scurry Fun Run on Friday, October 27 at 6 p.m. at Moulton Tower, 5985 USA Drive South. The event is hosted by USA Children's and Women's Hospital to raise money for the Pediatric Emergency Department. Ticket information is at runsignup.com.
A Few Senior Events:
* Connie Hudson Center seniors have several Art Exhibit trips scheduled during September, leaving the Center at 1:30 p.m. Dates are Monday, September 11; Tuesday, September 19; Wednesday, September 20 and Friday, September 29. Register at front desk.
* Elvis returns to Connie Hudson Senior Center, 3201 Hillcrest Hill Road on September 15 at 2 p.m. For information, call 251-602-4963.
* Saraland seniors Coffee with the Mayor is Wednesday, 20 September at 9 a.m.
* Seniors at Connie Hudson Senior Center celebrate September birthdays on the 22nd.
* The Sassy Stitchers quilting group from Connie Hudson Senior Center have completed an Auburn quilt and are selling Opportunity Tickets at the Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road. Tickets can be purchased Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
* The Town of Dauphin Island in partnership with the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission will hold an informational at Town Hall on Thursday, September 21, 10 a.m. for all Island seniors. Admission is free.
Music, Music, Music!
* The Mobile Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will open its 20th anniversary season with “Firebird.” Performances are on Saturday, September. 23, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, September 24, at 2:30 p.m., at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile. Individual concert tickets are $15-$75 and can be purchased online at www.mobilesymphony.org, by phone at 251-432-2010, or at the symphony box office, 257 Dauphin Street. More details can be found online at www.mobilesymphony.org.
* The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band, hosted by the City of Semmes, will be in concert on Monday, September 25, 7-10 p.m. at Mary G. Montgomery High School, 4275 Snow Road North, Semmes. Admission is free, parking is free and there will be free food after the show.
* Azalea City Harmony invites grandmothers, mothers and daughters, ages 10 and older to sing and perform with ACH chorus during the group's annual Christmas show December 2, 2017. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7 p.m. in the Leopards Den at Mobile Christian.
* "Stars with Guitars" will be at Moe's Original Bar B Que, 701 Spring Hill Avenue on Wednesday, September 27, 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 day of show and are available at www.etix.com. 100% of the proceeds goes directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Complete address for tickets is https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5518311/stars-with-guitars-mobile-moes-original-bar-b-que.
* On Sunday, October 8, Leona Williams will perform at Mobile Country Music Association. Tickets $10. each and are on sale now.MCMA is at 310 S Craft Highway. Contact information is phone 251-452-9193. Website is http://www.mobilecountrymusic.com.
Arts and Crafts:
* Abba Shrine Craft & Attic Sale is September 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and September 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at Abba Shrine Auditorium, 7701 Hitt Road. Admission is $2; concessions available for purchase. (Cash only for admission and concessions) For booth information, contact Elsie Davis 251-895-3821.
* In conjunction with TenSixtyFive Music Festival, MAC is organizing an art market featuring one-of-a-kind arts and crafts produced by local artisans. It will take place in Cathedral Square on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, 2-7 p.m See detailed information about how to participate on MAC's website here: http://mobilearts.org/announcement/1065-art-market.
* Fowl River Community Arts and Crafts Show will be Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m.-noon at The Pelican Reef, 11799 Dauphin Island Parkway, Theodore. For information, call Pelican's Reef, 251-973-2670
* Port City Craftsmen's 45th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show is on November 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Abba Shrine Temple, 7701 Hitt Road, Mobile. Admission is $3 or $2 with 1 can good, which will be donated to Feeding the Gulf Coast. Children 13 or younger enter for free. Artists and crafters, go to Port City website for registration information.
* The "Curious George: Let's Get Curious" exhibit at Exploreum is opening September 24, 2017 and will run until January 7, 2018
* Mission Nutrition is on display at the Exploreum Science Center in the interactive exhibit area in the My BodyWorks Gallery.
* The History Museum of Mobile has announced its upcoming exhibit titled "Titanic Honour & Glory,"which will open December 2017 and run through May 2018. For more information, contact Gavin Snyder at 251.301.0273 or email@example.com.
* A Photo Contest For Breast Cancer Awareness, hosted by American Royal Miss, is Tuesday, October 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Entry is $5 per photo now through September 31st, and $10 through October 31st. Photos will be judged by Peyton Powell Brown / Peyton Powell Brown Photography. For more information, visit event website.
* Little Miss Alabama Gulf Coast Pageant is Saturday, September 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Semmes Community Center, 10141 Moffett Road. Entries are being accepted in ALL age groups (Spots are limited.) Email questions to Lmagcpageants@aol.com.
* The 2017 Miss Pink Pawz Pageant, a fundraiser for Pink Pawz Spay & Neuter, is September 23rd at the Tanner Williams Civic and Historical Building. Registration is 11:30 a.m.,-12:30 p.m.; showtime is at 1 p.m. Attire is anything pink. For more information, call Director Tina Lynn, 251-303-4017.For more information, call Director Tina Lynn, 251-303-4017.
* Lower Alabama's Universal Beauty Free Qualifying Pageant, hosted by Chancey Rushing, is Sunday, September 24 at 2:30 p.m. in Tanner Williams, Alabama. Registration is 1:30-2:15. Attire is beauty dress of choice, age appropriate hair and make on all ages. There are several age divisions for both boys and girls. Deadline to enter is Wednesday September 20th. Door admission is $10. Remember to bring non perishable food-donations, which will be donated to Feeding America food bank or hurricane victims. Beauty registration fee is free with at least 3 non-perishable food items. Send contestant's name, age, parents' names and contact information with contestant's $10 door admission to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 251-243-8755 or 251-366-8466 or email email@example.com.
* Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, presents "Night Market" on Thursday, September 28, 5-9 p.m. For information on becoming a vender, see http://www.mobilemuseumofart.com/vendors/
* On Friday, October 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce is hosting "Market at the Corner" at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. For more information, call 251-666-2488.
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama:
* The 26th Annual Mayors' Cup Golf Tournament to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama is Friday, October 6, 2017, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-mayors-cup-golf-tournament-tickets-33635864777.
Reunions and Homecomings:
* West Chickasaw Baptist Homecoming is Sunday, October 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 452 Thompson Boulevard, Chickasaw. Everyone is invited.
* The 30th Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup will kick off Estuaries Week on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 8-a.m. until noon at sites across coastal Alabama. This will be the first year recycling will take place and coordinators are needed to help organize that effort. To volunteer or for more information, contact ACF's Outreach Coordinator, Valerie Longa: vlonga@joinACF.org.
* The 30th Annual Coastal and City Wide Cleanup in Chickasaw is Saturday, September 16, 8 a.m.-noon at Bill Brooks Park. Dumpsters will be available throughout the City during the weekend of September 16th.
* 30th Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 11115 5 Rivers Boulevard, is Saturday, September 16, 8 a.m.-noon. See http://www.alcoastalcleanup.com/ or call 251-928-9792 for more information on how to sign up and locations throughout the coastal counties.
* Dog River Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, September 16, 8 a.m.-noon. The site for Upper Dog River (Eslava Creek) is Dog River Park and for Middle Dog River (Moorer) is at 3633 Lipscomb Landing. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Angela Hayes, 404-992-9018.
* At Dauphin Island, Caitlin Wessel will serve as Zone Captain for the 30th Coastal Cleanup. She has arranged for ocean plastic recycling as part of this year's cleanup. For more information, contact Caitlin at 334-262-7737 or alpals.org.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Below are some awareness and fundraising events.
* Bras Across the "CAUSE"way 5K and Fun Run is Sunday, October 1, 5-7 p.m. at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile. For ticket and other information, go to https.www.eventbrite.com/w/bras-across-the-causeway.
* 2017 Bras for a Cause Gulf Coast is Thursday, October 12, 6-11 p.m. at The Locale, 4128 Government Boulevard. Ticket information can be found at squareup.com. Money raised will go to a special fund at the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. Those attending can enjoy a show of Mobile area business men modeling embellished bras that will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. A fine meal and adult beverages will be served, as well. See the event site for more information.
* "Party in Pink Zumbathon" at Rock Paper Fitness is Friday, October 13 at 6:30-8 p.m. Tickets at www.zumba.com are $15 Early Birdy, $20 the day of the event; 75% of the proceeds go towards breast cancer research and prevention via www.zumba.com.
* 7th Annual Going Pink Charity Tournament: Busting our Bats for a Cure," hosted by GSSA Rec. Fastpitch at West Mobile Girls Softball Association, 2275 Leroy Stevens Road, is October 13, 6 p.m. to October 14, 6 p.m. Register at email@example.com.
* Annual "Pink is the New Green Soiree" at Callaghan's Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston Street, is Wednesday, October 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. To donate a door prize, call Gail Dancy 251-545-6683 or 251-342 4373. For sponsorships, raffle prizes, silent auction items, call Norville Harrison, 251-591-9133. ALL proceeds benefit USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. Donations will be accepted via PayPal, cash or check.
Halloween, Haunted Houses and Harvest Festivals:
* "Haunted Mobile - Opening Weekend!" is September 29, 6 p.m. to September 30 at 11 p.m. at 150 S Royal Street, downtown Mobile. Haunted Mobile is presented by Haunted Ducks and Haunted Fort: Notorious Beginnings. Ticket information is at www.gulfcoastducks.com
* Middleton Farms will be open to the public for the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch October 7th, 14th, and 21st from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (See Middleton Farms Facebook if interested in attending other dates or for vendor form.)
* 2017 Annual Harvest Festival at Tanner Williams Assembly of God, 14440 Tanner Williams in Wilmer, is Friday, October 27, 6-8 p.m. The Festival is billed as fun for the entire family. Children can play games, get candy and have a great time. They also get a free hot dog and drink. For the adults, there'll be additional food items available for purchase--and a HUGE silent auction for them to enjoy.
* Halloween Healthcare Hauntings at Mobile Medical Museum is Saturday, October 28, 1-4 p.m. at Mobile Medical Museum, 1664 Springhill Avenue. Ticket information is at www.mobilemedicalmuseum.org. Halloween Healthcare Hauntings is a fun-filled, family-oriented and educational event to raise funds for the museum's exhibits and programs. Special guests will be the "ghosts" of George Washington, Henri de Tonti, Emily Bronte, Marie Curie, and other famous people from history who will tell how they died of once common diseases. Other activities will include museum tours, yard games, haunted train rides, and a Halloween costume contest. Halloween candy and light refreshments will be provided.
* "Boo! At Bellingrath Gardens with Stereo Dogs!" is Saturday, October 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore. Tickets are limited and must be puirchased in advance. Ticket information is at www.brownpapertickets.com. Admission includes entrance into Bellingrath Gardens for the day and is $13 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 5-12 and free for children ages 4 and younger. Advance ticket sales end on Friday, October 27.
* "River Kids Fall Frenzy" is Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at City of Semmes-Municipal Park. The River Church is hosting the event for the children and community of the surrounding area. There will be local arts and craft and food vendors, live music, children's games, a hay ride and raffle prizes. Last day for vendor sign-up is October 1; email Rachel Kellett at firstname.lastname@example.org for vendor information.
Heroes--Veterans and First Responders events:
* Mark Brown, a Veterans Employment Representative with the Alabama Career Center, is presenting "Job Hunting for Veterans," September 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Ben May Main Library. 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.
* Satsuma Mayor Tom Williams and the City Council, along with Local Veterans Employment Representive Marcus Brown, will honor the following World War II veterans on Tuesday, September 19, 7 p.m. at City Hall: Richard S. Moore, Edward Beasley, James E. Robinson and James M. Nettles.
* "Veterans Benefit Project: Identifying & Understanding Your Benefits" presentation will be at Ben May Main Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 20. Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-208-7078 or 251-208-7085.
* "A Night Honoring Heroes " presented by the University of South Alabama Medical Center, is Tuesday, October 10, 5:30-9 p.m. at Arthur Outlaw Convention Center, 1 S. Water Street. Mobile. The event will include a reception, dinner and inspiring video presentations of two patients who suffered traumatic injuries and those who cared for them. University of South Alabama Foundation is the title sponsor for the inaugural event, which will benefit USA Medical Center’s Level 1 Trauma Center. Ticket information is available at www.usahealthsystem.com.
* WW2 Living History at Fort Gaines is November 17, 9 a.m.-November 19, 5 p.m.at Fort Gaines Historic Site, 51 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island. The family-oriented event features encampment, Allied and Axis displays and demonstrations with authentic weapons, uniforms, equipment and vehicles. USO canteen with 1940s music and a Camp dance.
* Taste of the Holidays & Gift Show 2017 is Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Abba Temple, 7701 Hitt Road. Proceeds from the event benefit the Shriners. Check event site for registration information--https://www.facebook.com/Taste-of-the-Holidays-and-Gift-Show-103874096454435/ Admission is $5 per person with children aged 12 and younger entering free.
* Junior League of Mobile's 33rd Annual Christmas Jubilee is November 9-11, 2017. The event is at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, 1 S Water Street. The Gulf Coast’s greatest holiday market features more than 100 merchants from around the country, under one roof for three exciting days of shopping. Ticket prices are as follows: $8 in advance/$10 at door; $8 College Student, Senior Citizen and Military; $5 Children (ages 6-12), Free for 5 and younger. To order tickets or for more information, go to https://www.juniorleaguemobile.org/christmasjubilee/
* Semmes Christmas Tree Lighting will be December 1st.
* Georgetown Assembly of God 3rd Annual Christmas Jubilee--Arts and Crafts Festival is Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; for booth rental, contact Tiffany Edwards Williamson, 251-458-6366.
* The City of Semmes has set the date for the annual Christmas parade--Saturday, December 9. Applications are available at City Hall on Semmes City website, or by email at email@example.com.
* "Home Free, A Country Christmas Tour 2017" will be at the Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim Street in downtown Mobile on December 20, 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Saenger Theatre Box Office (6 South Joachim Street) Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (401 Mobile Civic Center Drive) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased throught the official Ticketmaster website, www.ticketmaster.com or purchase by phone, 800-745-3000. For information regarding accessible seating tickets, call 251-208-7381. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.