Save the date for this annual Kruise for St. Jude motorcycle ride.
16th Annual Kruise for St. Jude, hosted by 95KSJ radio, is Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 95KSJ, 555 Broadcast Drive
16th Annual Kruise for St. Jude, hosted by 95KSJ radio, is Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 95KSJ, 555 Broadcast Drive.
Save the date for this annual Kruise for St. Jude motorcycle ride.
Delta Dogs is hosting the 2nd Annual Witches Ride to Mobile.
On October 29th, witches are encouraged to "get your best, most fabulous witch costume together and hop on your broom (aka your bicycle - yeah decorate that too!) for a 3-mile, easy paced bike parade around downtown Mobile and DeTonti Square."
The fun will end in a fabulous block party with music, libations, and food available from local food trucks and our party hosts, The Blind Mule. Your ticket also gets you access to the block party, a free beer and an event t-shirt. Food and beverages will be for sale through onsite vendors. Warlocks (men) are welcome to ride with their witches!"
The Blind Mule is at 57 Claiborne Street; ticket information is at www.eventbrite.com.
Satsuma Board of Education achieved the President’s Award for their commitment to improving their boardmanship skills through the Alabama Association of School Boards
The Satsuma Board of Education has once again achieved the prestigious President’s Award for their commitment to improving their boardmanship skills through the Alabama Association of School Boards.
The Satsuma Board of Education consists of 5 volunteer members; Linda Robbins, Diane Keasler, James Woosley, Jimmy Upton, and Stephanie Gatlin. The President’s Award honors school boards that have had at least 60 percent of their members attend three or more AASB School Board Member Academy courses, and all the members have met their state-mandated training requirements in the last year.
National Estuaries Day will be celebrated September 23 at The Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 102 Bienville Boulevard
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab will celebrate National Estuaries Day on Saturday, September 23 with half price admission to the Estuarium, salt marsh excursions, and a variety of activities for all ages. Activities will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Along with the self-guided tour of the Estuarium, Discovery Hall Programs will have displays for visitors to learn about the animals living in our estuary, the dangers they face, and how to can protect their habitat.
Visitors will also have the chance to see their habitat with salt marsh excursions, which is included in the Estuarium admission on National Estuaries Day. Excursions are planned for 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Remember to wear closed toe shoes and clothing you don't mind getting a bit muddy for the marsh excursion. A hat and sunscreen might also be good for the marsh trip.
Satsuma High School Varsity Volleyball team won the Saraland Invitation Tournament on September 16th defeating Bryant, Blount, Saraland and T.R. Miller High Schools.
In photo from Satsuma BOE are Back row L to R: Madison Croom, Shelby Nicholson, Gracie Willis, Amy Jerrigan, Sydni Wilkins, Hannah Lollar, Coach Libby Hoffman
Front row L to R: Courtney Ellzey, Jada Price, Ryleigh Williams, Tori Lowery, Sarah Singleton
The Heritage Social Event House and Gardens Christmas Open House, 505 Hartley Road in Saraland, is Saturday, November 18, 3-8:30 p.m.
The Heritage Social Event House and Gardens Christmas Open House is Saturday, November 18, 3-8:30 p.m.
The 1934 home and gardens, located at 505 Hartley Road in Saraland, will be decorated inside and out. Owner Shana Ashcraft said that there'll be Christmas music in the gardens; children (and adults) can have their photo made with Mr. and Mrs Claus, there'll be finger foods and shopping with local vendors and crafters.
To be entered into door prize drawing costs $5. It will be an evening "full of fun" and children are invited to attend with their parents, Shana said. More information is on the Heritage Social Event House and Gardens Facebook and Website. For more information or to apply to become a vendor, call or text Shana at 251-455-4480.
The Salty Worm Brackish Classic fishing tournament to benefit pancreatic cancer research at USA Mitchell Cancer Institute is Saturday, October 28, 2017
The Salty Worm Brackish Classic, a one-of-a-kind fishing tournament in which freshwater anglers compete against salt water anglers, is Saturday, October 28, 2017, 1-5 p.m.
The event will be held at the Bluegill Restaurant, 3775 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort. This tournament is possible because of the unique ecosystem found in the Mobile Tensaw Delta.
All proceeds from the Salty Worm will benefit the Gaillard Pancreatic Cancer Research Endowment at the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. The tournament is sponsored by Hieronymus CPAs. Visit eventbrite.com for tickets.
International Archaeology Day Celebration at The Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive South, Mobile, is Saturday, October 21, noon-4 p.m.
International Archaeology Day Celebration at The Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive South, Mobile, is Saturday, October 21, noon-4 p.m.
Organizers promise a fun-filled afternoon of archaeology activities for all ages. Attendees can participate in various craft activities, try their hands at native games and spear throwing, learn about forensic archaeology, tour the museum and native plant garden, and see flint-knapping demonstrations.
They can also bring in any artifacts to be identified by volunteers in the archaeology lab (no appraisals will be given). This free and open-to-the-public event is co-sponsored by the Anthropology Club at South Alabama.
SouthWest Mobile Chamber of Commerce is Tuesday, Sep. 19, 3-6 p.m. at the Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road
Another clean-up day at the Historical Whistler Cemetery is planned for Saturday, September 23. Those planning to attend can contact April Mayo Brockmiller on her Facebook page. April thanks all who worked September 9th and the plan is to complete the clean-up on the 23rd.
Just a Reminder: Satsuma's World War II veterans will be honored Tuesday, September 19th at Satsuma City Hall
Satsuma Mayor Tom Williams and the City Council, along with Local Veterans Employment Representative 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
Fowl River Area Civic Association meets Thursday, September 21. A potluck supper is at 6 p.m. and the meeting will be at 6:45 at the Community Center. Guest speaker will be Joy Herring whose topic will be "Bluebirds." Guest speaker for the October meeting will be Deputy Geary from Mobile County Sheriff's Department, who'll speak on crime prevention.
The Area Agency on Aging 2017 Lifestyle Expo is Wednesday\, October 4 at The Grounds, 1035 N. Cody Road in Mobile (in Baldwin County it's at the Coliseum in Robertsdale on October 12.) Admission and parking are free, there'll be information, flu shots, entertainment, free lunch and tote bag.
Family Promise sent the following news concerning this year's Cardboard City:
Family Promise of Coastal Alabama is relaunching Cardboard City to celebrate all of Mobile’s families and raise funds to provide shelter and services for those who are unhoused. Mobile and surrounding communities will raise awareness about homelessness one box at a time as they experience sleeping outside in a box or car at the annual Cardboard City, Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Diane McCaskey of Family Promise said: “According to the American Community Survey, 28% of Mobile County's live below the poverty line. Homelessness is a real possibility for some families and our community owes it to them to provide safe, effective services when it happens."
Spurred by the fact that there are those who want to help, but monetarily can’t do so at the Cardboard City entry point, there is now a festival with separate admission. The event will kick off at 4 p.m. at the same location as Cardboard City, the Alabama School of Math and Science soccer field at the corner of Ann and Dauphin Streets. Cardboard City overnighters get free entry to the festival.
“Join us for one event or for both," said Mona Bienville Williams, FPCA Board of Directors vice chair. "We are calling the pre-event Family Fun and Food Trucks. The name says it all.
For more information about this topic, please contact Diane McCaskey at 251.441.1991 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are needed at Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road on Saturday, October 7, 7 a.m.-noon
Volunteers are needed at Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road on Saturday, October 7, 7 a.m.-noon.
This is a much needed beautification project so please come out to the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center on Saturday, October 7 to help plant flowers and shrubs. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.
Sponsored by: Mobile County District 2 Commissioner, Connie Hudson, Lowe's Heroes Project, Mobile City Councilwoman, Bess Rich, The Mobile Regional Senior Community Center Foundation.
Many of these events have been covered in more detail on previous posts.
Volunteers and other community needs::
* Volunteers are needed at Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road on Saturday, October 7, 7 a.m.-noon. This is a much needed beautification project so please come out to the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center on Saturday, October 7 to help plant flowers and shrubs. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. The event is sponsored by Mobile County District 2 Commissioner, Connie Hudson, Lowe's Heroes Project, Mobile City Councilwoman, Bess Rich, The Mobile Regional Senior Community Center Foundation.
* 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.Mark your Calendar for Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on stage at the Saenger November 28th. Details are on blog joannemcknight.com.
* On Saturday, September 23, 1-4 p.m., Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street, is holding auditions for Chickasaw Civic Comedy Players: Improv Comedy Troupe. Auditions are open and are for male/female, 21 years or older. All levels are welcome.
* 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.
* "Twelve Angry Jurors" will play October 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and October 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street, Chickasaw. The play was written by Reginald Rose and will be directed by Samantha Teague. For ticket information, go to cctshows.com.
* 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.
* On October 29, 6 p.m. and October 30,7 p.m., Mobile Theatre Guild, 14 N. Lafayette Street, is holding auditions for "Assassins." Callbacks are Wednesday, November 1. Show dates are January 19-21 and 26-28, 2018. Gene Murrell is director.
* HOW Dance, Drama, Art and Tumbling presents "The Shoemaker" November 30 and December 1. Information at 251-895-5380 or www.how-mobile.com.
* Mark your Calendar for Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on stage at the Saenger November 28th. Tickets are at Ticketmaster or the Saenger Box Office during regular business hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. On the day of the performance, the Box Office will remain open until intermission. Tickets may also be purchased at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office; regular business hours there are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For additional information, call 251-208-5601 (SAENGER) OR 251-208-7906 (CIVIC CENTER.). All ages require a ticket for this show. Accessible seat information is at the numbers above. Ticket prices are as follows: $75, $45, $34 $28 (plus additional fees.)
Films and other theatrical events::
* "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. For more information, call 251-470-7770 or email email@example.com.
* At "Thank Goodness it's Thursday" September 28, 4 p.m. at Ben May Main Library, children can have fun with LEGO challenges, arts and crafts, a variety of games, and a movie, "Sky High." For more information, call the children’s department at 251-208-7086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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, the film will be "The LEGO Batman Movie." For more information, call 251-470-7770 or email email@example.com.
* “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.
* 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. at Mobile Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.mobilemuseumofart.com.
* Mobile Museum of Art presents Batik Fabric Art with Joseph Booth. Friday, October 6, 5:30-8 p.m. and Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., students can create their own amazing fabric art using the hot wax batik technique. Instructor Joseph Booth, artist and graphic designer, will lead the class in using stamps and brushes to create patterns and explore interesting dye effects. Students will create one-of-a-kind pieces that can be used as scarves, wall hangings, pillows and much more. Fee is $125/$100
Book Clubs, readings, book signings, storytelling, recitations:
* 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.
* "Heart & Soul" Book Club will meet September 23, 4-5:30 p.m. at West Regional Branch Library. For more information, call Cassandra at 251-209-3559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Classics Revisited Book Club will meet 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. "Mobile Under Siege: Surviving the Union Blockade" will be discussed. Following the presentation, there will be a book signing and reception. For more information, call 251-645-6840.
* On Wednesday, October 4th at 7 p.m., Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, is hosting "Poetry by Moonlight," a night of poetry set under the moon and the stars at the Gardens. Sue B. Walker, Poet Laureate of Alabama Emerita, will serve as chairman for this new event. Light refreshments will be served.
* 5 Rivers StoryTime for children younger than 6 will “Room on the Broom” is Tuesday, October 17, 10-11 a.m. This week’s story is about a witch – because it’s almost Halloween! The lovely lady loses some items off of her broom, and some friends help her find them. All they want is a ride, but is there room?
* 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.
* On Sunday, October 1, 2 p.m., Mobile Botanical Gardens will offer Bobby Green Camellia Presentation. Visitors can learn about camellias from the expert, who will talk about Mobile's Historic Camellia nurseries and the amazing history of this area. This presentation has been arranged by the Camellia Club of South Alabama. Admission is free for MBG and CCSA Members/$5 non-members.
* 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 with 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.
* Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, is holding a Fall Plant Sale Friday-Sunday, October 20-22. Hours on Friday and Saturday are 9 a.m. -4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
* 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.
* Feeding the Gulf Coast and the Mobile Public Library invite the public to a screening of "Perennial Vegetable Gardening with Eric Toensmeier" at Ben May Main Library, 753 Government Street, Bernheim Hall on Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m.-noon. Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, contact Meghan Tanner at 251-653-1617, ext. 118, or email@example.com.
* 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. vas. Ticket information is at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/delta-dogs-paint-your-pooch-september-edition-tickets-37417567953. Check event website for more details.
* ARF Dining Club - Chipotle Fundraising Night will be Thursday, September 28, 4-8 p.m. at 3871 Airport Boulevard. All you have to do is mention you're there in support of ARF and the Foundation get 50% of the proceeds. Who doesn't love a good burrito - especially to support homeless dogs and cats in our community?"
* On Friday, September 29, 6-8 p.m. Cottage Hill Package Store, 6376 Cottage Hill Road, is hosting a Save-A-Stray Charity Wine Basket Auction. For a $5 donation that goes completely to Save-A-Stray, visitors will be able to sample a variety of wines and various finger foods, bid on wine baskets from Alabama Crown, International Wines, Rush Wines, and United-Johnson Brothers.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or see https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-a-Stray/219576758120881.
* Woofstock 2017 is Sunday, October 22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Bienville Square, 150 Dauphin Street, downtown Mobile. The public is invited to enjoy a day filled with fun--weiner dog races, dog costume contest, kid zone and great food and drinks. All proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF).
Crafts for Children and Teens:
* 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," September 19, 4-5:30 p.m. at West Regional Branch Library, teens will make a Firefly Lamp. 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.
* At "Something Special for Saturday" September 30, 1030 p.m., children aged 5 and older can visit with friendss and learn how to make plastic bottle bird feeders. "Something Special" is at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library. For more information, call 251-470-7770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special events, meetings, fundraisers, galas, festivals and fun:
* "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. at Ben May Main Library. Children who say a hardy "Argh!" to the staff will receive a prize. Those 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.
* Public Affairs Officer Charlette Solis, Mobile Police Department, invites those who live or work downtown to come to Bienville Square to have coffee with a cop, Monday, September 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community they serve together – over coffee – to discuss issues and learn more about each other.
* 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
* The American Cancer Society's premier fundraiser, a Vintage Affair, is on Thursday, September 28th at Fort Whiting Armory.The event is an upscale wine-tasting and auction. While listening to dueling pianos, attendees can enjoy fine wines from Red or White, as well as catering by Clifton Morrissette. A Silent Auction will include original local art, fabulous trips, and many more exclusive items. Ticket information is at acsmobile.ejoinme.org.
* "A Night at The Pillars" on Thursday, September 28, 6:30-9:30 presents Chef Filippo Milone, chef of The Pillars for 30 years. He 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.
* Gator Burgers with Elvis is Thursday, September 28, 6 p.m. at Steele Creek Lodge in Satsuma. All tickets are pre-paid only--$15 per person. All proceeds go to Satsuma Women's Club for building a replica of Union Chapel. For more infotmation, contact Mary Atchison at email@example.com.
* TenSixtyFive is September 29, 6 p.m.-October 1, 10 p.m. in downtown Mobile; the event is a FREE weekend of fun, music and friends . For Line Up of entertainment, go to TenSixtyFive.com.
* Real Men Wear Pink-American Cancer Society Fundraiser, hosted by Ken McElhaney - State Farm Insurance,753 Government Street, is Friday, September 29 at 7:30-10:30 a.m. His office will be selling doughnuts to benefit the Real Men Wear Pink campaign and the American Cancer Society, taking pre-orders for doughnuts at $7 per dozen. They will also have fundraising certificates to redeem for later use at the local Krispy Kreme for $9 a dozen. McElhaney hopes to have 50 dozen pre-ordered by the day of the event; if not, the fundraising certificates will still be for sale.
* A new Lions Club will be forming in Semmes, and community-minded individuals are invited to attend an informational meeting to join us for an informational meeting Wednesday, October 4, noon-1 p.m. at Pathway Church, 7200 Moffett Road at Ching Dairy Road.
* The History Museum of Mobile’s Learning Lunch will feature Poarch Creek Indian Tribal Archivist, Dr. Deidra Dees, on Wednesday, October 4, noon-1 p.m. in the museum auditorium. . For more information on th free event, call Jennifer Theeck, Curator of Education, at 251-301-0270 or contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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.
* The Chickasaw Historical Society is sponsoring Spaghetti Luncheon, dine in or carry out, on Saturday, October 28th, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.Chickasaw Civic Center, 224 Grant Street. The $8 plate includes spaghetti, salad, french bread, dessert and tea. For tickets, 251-call 680-6889.
* 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 Junior League of Mobile is offering a JLM Blue Pass for October 13, 12 a.m. – October 22, 12 a.m. BluePass is a shopping pass that provides shoppers with a 20% discount on purchases at more than 250 participating merchants in our area. The pass costs $30. .For more information, go to https://www.juniorleaguemobile.org/bluepass/ For tickets or to become a BluePass Merchant, contact Junior League of Mobile Headquarters, 251-471-3348, Email: email@example.com or visit Junior League of Mobile, 57 N Sage Ave, Mobile, Alabama 36607. Ticket Information is www.juniorleaguemobile.org.
* A "Fall Shopping Showcase" is Saturday, October 14, noon-6 p.m. at Saraland Civic Center, 716 Mae Street. The event will feature such items as home decor, sporting goods and jewelry. Proceeds from the show benefit Saraland Woman's Club and the Gulf Coast DIVA WOW League. For information or to apply to be a vendor, call 251-382-8360 or visit www.outofsightoutfitters.com.
* The 2017 Polo at the Point is 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.
* 46th Annual Little Sisters of the Poor Lawn Party is Sunday, October 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Little Sisters, 1655 McGill Avenue. There'll be food, drinks, a petting zoo and pony rides; funnel cakes, baked goods and cotton candy--and Pelican 212.
* The community is invited to the 2017 Mobile Greek Fest, October 19-21, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 50 S. Ann Street. There'll be food, music and heritage to share with friends and neighbors. For more information, go to http://www.greekfestmobile.org
* 7th Annual Chip in for Autism Golf Tournament to benefit Woody's Song School in Mobile is Friday, October 20th at the Azalea City Golf Course. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration is $60 per person and includes a bucket of range balls, tournament round, cart and dinner. For information on sponsorships or registration, contact Cindy Fulford at 251-656-0070, firstname.lastname@example.org or Teresa Atkins at 251-331-2633, email@example.com.
* "Night at the Museum: Hall of Justice" will be at the History Museum of Mobile, 111 S. Royal Street, on Friday, October 20, 5-9 p.m. Admission is $10 per adult, and $5 per child ages 6 and older; children 5 and younger enter free. For more information, contact event manager, Gavin Snyder at 251.301.0273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* "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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com.
* The Chickasaw Historical Society is sponsoring a Spaghetti Luncheon, dine in or carry out, on Saturday, October 28th, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Chickasaw Civic Center, 224 Grant Street. The $8 plate includes spaghetti, salad, French bread, dessert and tea. For tickets, call 251-680-6889.
* Family Promise of Coastal Alabama is relaunching Cardboard City to celebrate all of Mobile’s families and raise funds to provide shelter and services for those who are unhoused. Mobile and surrounding communities will raise awareness about homelessness one box at a time as they experience sleeping outside in a box or car The event will kick off at 4 p.m., Saturday October 28 at the same location as Cardboard City, the Alabama School of Math and Science soccer field at the corner of Ann and Dauphin Streets. Cardboard City overnighters get free entry to the festival. BUT--something new has been added: Family Fun and Food Trucks Festival before the main event. For more information Diane McCaskey at 251.441.1991 or email at 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. 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 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. Proceeds from 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. The event features dishes by local chefs paired with wine and craft beer, as well as live entertainment. 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 p.m. 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:
* SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is September 19, 306 p.m. 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 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. 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.
* Crazy Socks 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, hosted by La Luna Servante, is Saturday, October 14 at 8 a.m.-11 a.m. at University of South Alabama Main Campus Student Center, 350 Campus Drive. Ticket information can be found at www.eventbrite.com; registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crazy-socks-5k-and-fun-run-registration-35713181086.
* "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 is 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 Tuesday, September 19; Wednesday, September 20 and Friday, September 29. Register at front desk.
* Sandra Pierce is the Semmes Senior Center Features Artist for Septmber and October.
* Saraland seniors Coffee with the Mayor is Wednesday, 20 September at 9 a.m.
* Parkway SAIL Red Hatters meet at the Center Wednesday, September 20.
* McLaney's Senior Dance is Thursday, September 21, 7-10 p.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road.
* 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.
* The Area Agency on Aging 2017 Lifestyle Expo is Wednesday\, October 4 at The Grounds, 1035 N. Cody Road in Mobile (in Baldwin County it's at the Coliseum in Robertsdale on October 12.) Admission and parking are free, there'll be information, flu shots, entertainment, free lunch and tote bag.
Music, Music, Music!
* Thursday, September 21, 7 p.m. Strange Her will be at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. Admission is $10 a person cash only) and the performance is in Larkins Auditorium.
* An Evening with Doug Breau" is Thursday, September 21, 7:30 p.m. at Davidson High School, 3900 Pleasant Valley Road. With Doug are The Magnificent 5 and special guest Stacey Driskell. Tickets are $15. at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. The performance is in the Davidson Auditorium featuring stadium seating.
* 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.
* Sunday, September 24 at 1 p.m., there's to be a Musicians Brotherhood Fundraiser at Blues Tavern, 2818 Government Boulevard. The organization provides support to musicians in need from medical problems. Eight bands are donating their talents. Food, raffles and a 50/50 pot rounds out the entertainment.
* The Mobile Pops Band continues its 40th anniversay season Saturday, September 30, at 7-8:30 at The Mobile County Bicentennial Pavilion in Medal of Honor Park. As always, all Mobile Pops concerts are FREE to the public. This is an outdoor concert, bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. A picnic or snack is acceptable.
* 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:
* In conjunction with TenSixtyFive Music Festival, Mobile Arts Council 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 at 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, 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 the 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 30th, and $10 through October 31st. Photos will be judged by Peyton Powell Brown / Peyton Powell Brown Photography. For more information, visit event website.
* 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. Deadline to enter is Wednesday September 20th. Door admission is $10 for everyone. Remember to bring non perishable food-donations, which will be donated to Feeding America food bank or hurricane victims. 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/
* Christ United Methodist Church Fall Farmer's Market will begin Tuesday, October 10 and run every Tuesday 2:30-5 p.m. through Tuesday November 14th. Christ United Methodist Church is at 6101 Grelot at Hillcrest Road.
* 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.
* USA Children's & Women's Hospital, 1700 Center Street, invites all graduates of the University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and their families to spend an afternoon reuniting with their former caregivers and fellow NICU families in the hospital courtyard. Guests can put on their favorite Halloween costumes and enjoy fun games and kid-friendly snacks. All former NICU patients are welcome, no matter their current age.
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. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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:
* "Bring In The Fall!" hosted by Wolf And Kit, is Tueasday, September 19, 11 a.m. at Cottage Hill Park Playground, 1711 Hillcrest Road. Dress up with your little ones. Bears, foxes, raccoons, owls or deer everyones welcome here! Bring snacks to share and a blanket for storytime. NO CANDY OR SODA!
* "Haunted Mobile - Opening Weekend!" is September 29, 6 p.m. to September 30 at 11 p.m. at 150 S Royal Street, downtown Mobile. Ticket information is at www.gulfcoastducks.com.
* The Pumpkin Patch at Tanner Williams UMC, 1550 Grand Bay Wilmer Road N, opens October 1 and runs through the 31st. School field trips, parties, or other events can be scheduled. Weekends hold special events and activities--Story Time; a movie with popcorn; Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat.
* "4th Annual Queens with Dreams Halloween Costume Party" is Friday, October 6, 7-11:59 p.m. at The Locale, 4128 Government Boulevard. There will be a costume contest, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, and lots of other really fun things going on. Queens say that "We will have the most spookiest tunes being spun by DJ Sam and spooky food by S&S catering. This is a BYOB event so bring your coolers and ice and join us for a great night benefitting Huricane Irma survivors. We will be collecting supplies at the door." Cost is $25 prepay to Paypal email@example.com or $30 at the door.
* Friday, October 13, 6 p.m., LoDa ArtWalk will get creepy and become "Spooky Walk." Those attending are encouraged to dress up in your favorite costume and come enjoy the art and atmosphere of LoDa.
* Middleton Farms will be open to the public for the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch October 21st from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (See Middleton Farms Facebook if interested in attending other dates or for vendor form.)
* "Lil' Ghouls and Goblins" are invited to Historic Oakleigh House Museum, 3 Oakleigh Place on Saturday, October 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for a fun treat for the entire family. There'll be a Costume Contest, Face Painting, Bounce House, Trick or Treat, and more. Oakleigh House Lawn Admission is $5 per child -- all ages. Ticket information is at www.historicmobile.org.
* "Night of the Dead Artists" to benefit AIDS Alabama South and Mobile Museum of Art, will be Thursday, October 26, 6-9 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. A $5 donation is suggested.
* 2017 Annual Harvest Festival at Tanner Williams Assembly of God, 14440 Tanner Williams in Wilmer, is Friday, October 27, 6-8 p.m.
* 5 Rivers Halloween Bash! at the Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, is Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.This is a free, family-friendly Halloween celebration with crafts, music, movies, trail rides, games, $5 boat tours, “Smokin’ Gringos” food truck, and a costume contest at 3 p.m.
* 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
* "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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Thank you's, Congratulations, Good Job Department:
* Friends for Satsuma Schools' 5th Annual Swamp Fest in March 2017 helped raised $6,000 each for Satsuma High School and Robert E Lee Elementary. Way to go, FFSS!
* Good job, Satsuma. On September 10th, Satsuma City Council member Jason Skelton and more that 30 other residents of Satsuma cooked out for the some 200 people at LaQuinta Inn; most were evacuees from Florida after Hurricane Irma.
* Great news from Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson: The Mobile County Commission (recently) closed on the purchase of the Semmes Public Library building from CVS Health. This purchase by the County ensures a permanent home for the library, which offers regional services to citizens primarily in west and northwest Mobile County.
* Among the many who opened their hearts and pocket books to aid victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma was SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, which collected a couple of rooms of needed items. Good job.
* Congratulations to Officer Tiffany Monte of Precinct 4 August 2017 Officer of the Month.
* Congratulations to Cindy Cave Ingram, Director of Satsuma Public Library, who recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a Masters of Library and Information Science degree..
"Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" is coming to the Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim Street, downtown Mobile on Tuesday, November 28, 6:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 30, 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster or the Saenger Box Office during regular business hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. On the day of the performance, the Box Office will remain open until intermission. Tickets may also be purchased at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office; regular business hours there are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For additional information, call 251-208-5601 (SAENGER) OR 251-208-7906 (CIVIC CENTER.). All ages require a ticket for this show. Accessible seat information is at the numbers above.
Ticket prices are as follows: $75.00, $45.00, $34.00 $28.00 (plus additional fees.)
About "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live--King for a Day" at the Saenger: The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-NEW show for 2017-2018. The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS Kids TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, in its third year of touring, the characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to town. Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. The beloved characters come alive on stage to captivate the with new songs to sing along to, magical moments, and surprise guests along the way. It’s an event filled with tigertastic fun, teaching the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend.
American Cancer Society's premier fundraiser is on Thursday, September 28th at Fort Whiting Armory. Sponsored by Lexus of Mobile, the Vintage Affair Gala is an upscale wine-tasting and auction. While listening to dueling pianos, attendees can enjoy fine wines from Red or White, as well as catering by Clifton Morrissette. A Silent Auction will include original local art, fabulous trips, and many more exclusive items.
Ticket information is at acsmobile.ejoinme.org.
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