Author: Lagniappe

Music Listings: June 22 – June 28, 2017

THUR. JUNE 22 Alchemy— WBA After Hours Networking, 5p Bluegill— Hannah McFarland Blues Tavern— George Eberlien Trio, 8:30p Callaghan’s— Lee Yankie Cockeyed Charlie’s— JJ Dority’s Bar and Grill— Johnny Hayes Trio Felix’s— Delta Reign Flora Bama— Brittany Grimes, 2p// Reed Lightfoot, 5p/// Dueling Pianos, 5:30p//// Den Sutton Band, 6p//// Mark Sherrill, James Daniel, Chris Newbury & Mel Knapp, 6p//// Karen Waldrup, 10p//// Mario Mena Duo, 10:15p//// Jay Williams Band, 10:30p Hangout— The Perry Wall, 6p// Scoot and Jeremy, 10p Hard Rock (Center Bar) — West Story Road, 8p Listening Room— Caroline Gray Lulu’s— Adam Holt Duo, 5p McSharry’s— Rondale...

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Calendar of Events: June 22 – June 28, 2017

GENERAL INTEREST Kids’ Day in Bienville Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bienville Square, there is a variety of activities, performances and displays for kids of all ages. Storytime begins each week at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m. Market in the Square Mobile’s downtown farmer’s market is now held in Cathedral Square on Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. until noon. Come enjoy, music, food, beverages and more. Fairhope farmer’s market The city of Fairhope hosts an outdoor farmer’s market Thursdays, 3-6 p.m., through Nov. 2, behind the Fairhope Public Library downtown on Bancroft Street. Call 251-929-1466. Community blood drive The city of Fairhope will host a community blood drive on Friday, June 23, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fairhope Public Utilities Warehouse, 555 S. Section St. All blood types needed. Call 251-929-1466. Free family movie night Join Dauphin Island on the West End Beach for a free movie at dusk on Thursday and Friday. This Thursday: “Rio”; Friday: “Finding Nemo.” Physician assistant positions The USA Department of Physician Assistant Studies will provide information on the program, admissions requirements and the application process. Friday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m. in the Health Science Building on South Alabama’s campus. Call 251-445-9345. Candidate forum On Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m., gather at Ben May Library, Bernheim Hall, to hear from the Democratic candidates for the upcoming U.S. Senate special...

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‘Eveningland’ gleams like moonbeams on Mobile Bay

By W. Perry Hall/Contributing Writer A great writer creates stories that refresh our perceptions. Familiarity often blinds us to the beauty of the world around us, so that when the “writer shakes up the familiar scene,” as Anais Nin said, it is “as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.” I’m not going out on a limb in calling Michael Knight a wizard of Mobile Bay. After all, his “Eveningland: Stories,” a “story cycle” comprising six short stories and a novella set in the past decade, teems with abracadabra moments for anyone who has lived within...

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Jehovah’s Witness convention returning to Mitchell Center

SUBMITTED — On June 30, Jehovah’s Witnesses will begin their three series of three-day annual conventions with the theme “Don’t Give Up!” The program will be held in The Mitchell Center at the University of South Alabama campus. As in years past, the Witnesses are participating in a global campaign to personally invite the general public to attend. Some 11,000 -13,000 delegates are expected in Mobile. The dates are June 30-July 2, for the first English convention. Spanish will be July 7-9, and the last English convention is scheduled on July 14-17. Admission to each event is free and...

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Brian Dasinger announces candidacy for Baldwin County District Judge

SUBMITTED — Brian Dasinger is proud to announce that he will be running for Baldwin County District Judge in the upcoming 2018 election. Brian currently has a full service law firm located in Fairhope, Alabama. He and his lovely wife Amanda have six children between the ages of 7-13, three boys and three girls. Brian values his family and community. He and his family are active in Three Circle Church on the Eastern Shore. He spends his spare time as a Cub Scout den leader and Upward Christian Sports League coach. He also serves in the Fairhope Kiwanis Club, the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, the Baldwin County Executive Republican Committee and as an associate member of the Eastern Shore Republican Women and the South Baldwin Republican Women. He is honored to be able to play in charity golf tournaments that benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fairhope, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fairhope Education Enrichment Foundation, Fairhope Kiwanis, Foley Police Department, Daphne Police Department, Sheriff’s Boys Ranch and several others. Brian was born and raised in Brewton, Alabama as the son of the late beloved dentist, Dr. Michael Anton Dasinger, who instilled in him the values of honesty, integrity and hard work. “My parents were very loving but tough on us at the same time. They taught us the values of hard work and southern manners, like...

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