* "Nightmares Haunted House," hosted by Coastal Response Center, will be at Coastal Response Center, South Bay Project, Community Center, 7385 Hwy 188, Coden on Friday, October 4, 2019, 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays during October. This is the 4th Annual Haunting! Haunted House. Admission is $10. Visitors are encouraged to bring canned goods to benefit for South Bay Food Pantry. A couple of events are Haunted Grave Yard & HayRide- $5; *CONCESSIONs and T SHIRTS. On October 21st, the UNDER GLOW CRUISERS car show is open to all Makes and Models. For more information, call 251-206-9990, Lori Bosarge
"The Patch on Grant," presented by Chickasaw United Methodist Church Student Ministries, runs October 13-31 with activities all during the month. The pumpkin patch will be open Monday-Friday, 12:30-7:30 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays, noon-7 p.m. Special events include a Movie Night (October 18), Story Time (October 19). Pumpkin Painting Party (October 25) and an opportunity for photos and field trips. For more information, visit www.chickasawumc.org.
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 1501 Dauphin Street, will run October 11-October 31. Unloading the pumpkins will take place on the 10th at 4 p.m. and Trunk or Treat is October 27, 4-6 p.m.
Pumpkin Palooza! presented by The Fort of Colonial Mobile and Gulf Coast Ducks is Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The family event will feature games & prizes, treats, pumpkin decorating, bouncy castle and each child will get a pumpkin for decorating. Smac's Shack Food Truck will also be there serving up some amazing BBQ! (not included in admission.) Admission is $10 at the gate or FREE ADMISSION with purchase of Duck Ticket (10/5/19 tours). For tickets, go to http://gulfcoastducks.com/buy-tickets/
United Way of Southwest Alabama (#UWSWA) Women United is hosting the 4th Annual Diaper Drive to aide UWSWA partner agencies provide diapers and wipes to their clients.
Beginning on the first day of National Diaper Need Awareness Week, September 23, and running through October 31st, Women United (WU) will be accepting cash donations and diapers and wipes for children and adult in all sizes at the UWSWA office (218 St. Francis Street, 36602)
Last year, the community donated 14,783 diapers and 7,729 wipes. The diapers and wipes were equally distributed between Dumas Wesley Community Center, Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast, Mobile Community Action, Inc Head Start, Mulherin Home, Penelope House, and The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama. These agencies will once again benefit from the Diaper Drive.
American Legion Post 250 Children's Halloween Festival is Saturday, October 26, 2019, 2-5 p.m. at American Legion, 10950 Dauphin Island Parkway, Theodore. The American Legion is also collecting non-perishable food items for the coming holidays.
Fall Family Day, hosted by Christ United Methodist Church and Christ United Kids Ministry, is Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 6101 Grelot Road. From Christ UMC: Fall is almost here! Bring the little ones, the friends and family and join us for a fun day at our Annual Fall Family Day. Our Patch will be literally covered with pumpkins of all colors, sizes and shapes! From the largest to the smallest pumpkin, there will be something for your family. We will have Inflatables, a petting zoo, a puppets show, music by the Children’s Choir, food and much more.
Semmes Chamber of Commerce is hosting a complimentary "Thank You" breakfast for First Responders on Tuesday, October 15, 8 a.m. The event will be at Semmes Community Center, 10141 Moffett Road, Semmes.
SAVE the DATE: International Archaeology Day 2019 is Saturday, October 19, noon-4 p.m. at USA Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive South, Mobile. There will be activities for all ages! Admission to the event and museum is free.
Now playing (until September 19) at the Crescent Theater, 208 Dauphin Street: "The Peanut Butter Falcon." This is described as "A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey."
"An Evening of The Carol Burnett Show" at Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S Carlen Street, will play Saturday, September 21, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 22, 2 p.m.--A two-night-only event with skits from the beloved Carol Burnett Show. Tickets are $10 and available at joejeffersonplayers.com. About Carol Burnett Show:The Carol Burnett Show is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner. Original episodes ran from 1967 to 1978. The series originated in CBS Television City's Studio 33, and won 25 prime time Emmy Awards, was ranked number 16 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time in 2002, and in 2007 was listed as one of Time magazine's 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.
It's always such a pleasure to receive Bellingrath Gardens & Home newsletter each month and to read the articles by Tom McGehee, Museum Director. There are treasures in those rooms in the Bellingrath Home, and quoted below is one Mr. McGehee shared recently.
"Within the Bellingraths’ Crystal Pantry are over a dozen tall vases, which originally had nothing to do with flowers," Mr. McGhee writes.
"These were celery stands, designed to hold what was, at the time, a very expensive luxury food.
"Celery in the mid-19th century was pricey, because of its time-consuming cultivation and the fact that it did not ship well. Even though celery cost more than caviar, its popularity soared.
"In the mid to late 19th century, hostesses usually set their dinner tables with a pair of footed celery vases. They were filled with cold water, and the celery stalks, complete with leaves, were placed within them. The fresh green leaves assured diners of the vegetable’s freshness.
"The celery vases within the Bellingrath Collection include a variety of patterns and shapes. Some are very simple. Others are encircled with panels and arches; a few feature a honeycomb or diamond cut pattern.
"By the time the Bellingraths married in 1906, the idea of displaying leafy stalks of celery was passé. Instead, the stalks were trimmed and served in long, boat-shaped dishes atop crushed ice, and the old celery vases were used for flowers instead."
Curator's Corner, a feature about items in the Bellingrath Home collection, is written by Tom McGehee, Museum Director. McGehee also writes a regular column in Mobile Bay Magazine about Gulf Coast history.
Water damage at the Saenger requires that we move our opening weekend concerts to the Civic Center Theater (401 Civic Center Dr.). While crews are busy repairing the Saenger, MSO staff members are working to make sure this temporary move will be easy and effortless for you. If you have already purchased tickets, your tickets will work just fine. We're keeping it simple and have changed the Civic Center's numbered rows to letters to match the Saenger. Extra ushers will be on hand to assist you. Ample parking is available behind the theater for $5 -- entrance is at 298 Claiborne St.
Don't miss our thrilling season opener!
Saturday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 22, 2:30 p.m.
Mobile Civic Center Theater
Please don't let our venue change keep you away from an amazing and rewarding musical experience! Our musicians are looking forward to seeing you next weekend! ¡Olé! opens our 2019-2020 season with sizzling Latin heat. Cuban pianist Aldo López-Gavilán performs Ravel's Concerto in G Major in a program filled with beloved tributes to the music of Spain and Cuba. Highlights include Gershwin's Cuban Overture, deFalla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain and Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol. Tickets start at $15
Mobile SPCA needs volunteers--a group of High School or College students to help with a project on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m.-noon. SPCA says: We will be working in the warehouse setting up and moving stuff around to get ready for our Giant Fall Rummage Sale. We could use about 6-10 students for this. Contact Peggy@mobilespca.org to volunteer.
On Movie Tuesday, September 17, 3:15 p.m., visitors to Parkway Branch Library can see "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World." In the story, the citizens of Berk face a dragon trafficker who threatens their peace, dragons and friendships in the final installment of the fantasy trilogy. The film runs 110 minutes and is rated PG. For more information, call 251-494-4454.
GGSF Community Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Greater Gulf State Fair and The Grounds, is Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7-11 a.m. at Greater Gulf State Fair, 1035 Cody Rd North, Mobile. What better way to kick off fair season than with a pancake breakfast?? SO. . . Saturday, October 19th, come out to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, AL, and enjoy some homemade flapjacks while you're at it. At $2 per person, those attending will get breakfast AND a show, because at 9, there will be a qualifying round of the 2019 GGSF Diaper Derby.
AND ABOUT THE DIAPER DERBY, GGSF SAYS: Do you know a guy or gal who's faster than the rest of the babies at daycare? One who's knees and legs do all the talking (but not walking)? Bring them with you, and have them compete with the best of the best. Preliminary and Finale races will take place during the fair.
GGSF invites the public to a morning of Baby Racing, ticket giveaways, and fun while making an impact on The House That Love Built. *Discount Fair tickets will be available at the event with a portion of proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile.
The Reader's Choice Book Club will meet at West Regional Library on September 17, 1 p.m. to discuss "Queenie: A Novel by Candice Carty-Williams." A summary is as follows: Constantly compared to her white middle-class peers, a young Jamaican-British woman in London makes a series of questionable decisions in the aftermath of a messy breakup before challenging herself to figure out who she wants to be. For more information, call 251-494-2298.
The 8th Annual Pumpkin Patch at Tanner Williams United Methodist Church, 1550 Grand Bay Wilmer Road, is scheduled for October 5-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. Admission to the Patch is free.
Calendar of Special Patch Events is as follows: Fall Festival October 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Kid Crafts, Games, Face Painting, Cake Walk and Yellow Hammer and more; Pulled Pork Lunches will be available for purchase; Haunted Halloween Paint Ball Obstacle Course for Youth, October 19th , 6 p.m.; and Trunk or Treat October 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday evenings at 5:30, Story Time in the Patch is planned. For more information, call Janece Allison – 251-776-0283 or Jane Cooley - 251-377-7690.