Friday, September 13
Starting at 6pm on the second Friday of every month, galleries, restaurants, shops, institutions, etc in the Lower Dauphin (LoDa) Arts District of Downtown Mobile open their doors for a family-friendly evening of exhibitions and entertainment by area artists.
Wednesday, September 11, History Museum of Mobile. Local author and historian, Paul Brueske. He will discuss his book, The Last Siege: The Mobile Campaign, Alabama 1865. For more information visit historymuseumofmobile.com.
Brown Bag Concerts
Wednesdays in Bienville Square, Thursdays in Daphne’s May Day Park and Friday at The Mill (Fairhope) from 11:30-1:30 p.m. (all locations). Lisa Mills, Sept. 11, 12 & 13th and Excelsior Band Sept. 18, 19 & 20th.
Sunset Series at Gulf Place
Thursday, September 12 p.m. Gulf Place Town Green and Public Beach in Gulf Shores. Second of four weekly events “The Trio”, featuring Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley and Larry Cordle, will take the stage as a preview to the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival. Visitors are invited to bring, blanket, lawn chairs, snacks and cooler. Admission is free to the public. For more information contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1171 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/sunsetseries.
“Who Shot JR?”
Friday, September 13, 7 p.m. at Heron Lakes Country Club. Presented by Mobile Mystery Dinners. Seating is limited. For complete Information and to make your reservations visit email [email protected] or call 251-706-6371, Ext. 4.
Port of Mobile Cruise
Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m. from Historic Blakeley Park. Explore the waterways and wildlife of the lower Delta and get an up-close view of all the activity in one of the nation’s most modern harbors. Tickets are just $35 for adults, and $17 for children 6-12. For more information to go the events page at www.blakeleypark.com or call 251-626-0798.
“Never Forget 9/11 & First Responders”
Saturday, September 14 at American Legion Post 199 (700 S. Mobile Street, Fairhope) beginning at 10:30 a.m. Barbeque provided for first responders and families until gone. Waterslide, tiki bar, football and live music.
3-Day Community Event
Hosted by Kingdom Covenant Connections September 13 through 15 at Lyons Park (Mobile) For more information, call 251-753-6253 or visit www.kingcovenantconnections.org.
Rise of Climate Mobile Bay
Friday, September 20, 12 – 5 p.m., Bienville Square. It will focus on education and the real and expected impacts of climate change. Hosted by Mobile Bay Sierra Club & MEJAC (Mobile Environmental Justice Action Coalition) For more event information, go to https://riseforclimatemobilebay.org or contact Carol Adams-Davis, 702-496-5050 or email: [email protected]
Movies in the Park
Hosted by Mobile Parks and Recreation. “Pokemon Detective” September 20 at Seals Park. Movies begin at dusk. For more information and complete movie schedule, find us on Facebook @mobileparks and Instagram @mobileparksandree.
32nd Coastal Cleanup
Saturday, September 21, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Annual day of removing trash from coast lines on Dog River. Trash bags, cloth gloves and water bottles provided. Participants receive lunch, badges (if a scout) and a T-shirt. For check-in locations email [email protected] or call Debi Foster (251) 377-4485.
Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Ben May Main Library. Pet the animals from Uncle Joe’s Rolling Zoo, participate in a sidewalk chalk competition, enjoy popcorn and see how you do at pumpkin bowling and other outdoor games. For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 340-1507 or email [email protected].
Dill Lecture Series
Sunday, September 22; 5:30 p.m., Dauphin Way United Methodist Church. Krista Tippett—host of the weekly public radio program and podcast On Being, journalist, and bestselling author—will give a lecture on “The Adventure of Civility,” which will be followed by a reception and book signing. Tippett received the National Humanities Medal at the White House in 2014 and has won prestigious awards for excellence in radio broadcasting. Her books include Speaking of Faith, Einstein’s God, and Becoming Wise. The lecture is open to the entire community and is offered free of charge. For more information call (251) 471-1511 or check the website www.dauphinwayumc.org/dill-lecture.
First Monday of each month September thru May at The Orange Beach Community Center. Meeting begins with social hour at 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. and special program at 7 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish to serve 8-10 persons. For more information call (251) 981-6060.
Compassionate Friends of Mobile
Every second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. in Room 207 of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, corner of Dauphin and Catherine streets (Mobile). CFM is a support group for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Call 251-721-2209 or visit compassionatefriendsmobile.org.
Lupus Support Group Meeting
Every third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m., Providence Hospital in Moorer Conference Room #1. Sponsored by Hats & Heels Inc. Visit hatsandhealsinc.org.
Heart & Soul Book Club Meeting
Every fourth Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m., Mobile West Regional Library. Contact Cassandra at [email protected].
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
Thursday, September 12, 5:30-9 p.m. at Government Plaza benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, makeovers, shopping and more. For more information visit https://rmhcmobile.org/news-events/girls-just-wanna-fun/
UCP’s Food & Folly
Thursday, September 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Fort Whiting Armory. Chefs prepare samples of their best fare for guests to taste and eventually vote on. In addition, guests have the opportunity to sample fine wines and craft beer, participate in a wine grab, and try their hand in a silent auction. All proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile. For more information on Food & Folly and UCP, visit ucpmobile.org.
Friday, September 20, 6-9 p.m. at the USS Alabama’s Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion. Mobile Arts Council hosts live art competition between five Mobile artists, silent auction, and live music. Tickets $30 in advance; $35 day of event. Purchase tickets at www.mobilearts.org.
Now through December 1st at the History Museum of Mobile. Mine the mysteries of diamond formation, and explore the unique environments that create these precious stones. For more information visit historymuseumofmobile.com.
Palaemon Press exhibit
Now through end of September at Rodning Gallery, Marx Library, USA. Celebrating Southern literary and book arts tradition featuring Eudora Welty’s Twenty Photographs. For more information call 251-460-7025.
“Married in Mobile”
Now through December 31st at the History Museum of Mobile. Features wedding gowns from 1852 to present and wedding accessories dating back to 1766. For more information visit historymuseumofmobile.com.
Performance Poet Danez Smith
Thursday, September 19, 6 p.m. at Student Center Outdoor Amphitheater. Danez Smith is a queer, poz writer & performer from St. Paul. Danez is the author of “Don’t Call Us Dead,” winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and a finalist for the National Book Award. For more information email [email protected]
Thursdays at MMoA
Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Mobile Museum of Art offers free admission to all Mobile County residents. No reservations necessary. 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile. Call 251-208-5200.
7th Annual Golf Classic
Thursday, September 12, Rock Creek Club in Fairhope. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. The golf tournament benefits Baldwin County Education Coalition (BCEC) and serves as the Coalition’s sole fundraiser. For more information, visit betterbaldwin.com.
Bingo at Via
Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Join us for lunch at Via Cafe $7 each. Bingo $4 per packet. Via Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. (Mobile), 251-470-5222. Open to public.
Free Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ben May Main Library. African American Genealogy workshop will focus on the use of maps as valuable resources for genealogical research. A light lunch will be provided. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 251-494-2172 or email [email protected].
Finding and using probate records
Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. at Foley Public Library. Estate records can be a goldmine of information for family history researchers. Guest speaker, Bert Outlaw’s program delves into what constitutes probate and explain the records’ tremendous value to genealogical research. Meetings are free and open to the public. Visit http://www.baldwingenealogy.org for more information.
Baldwin County Commission: First and third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., 322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette. Work sessions are second and fourth Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. rotating between Bay Minette, the Foley Satellite Courthouse, the Fairhope Satellite Courthouse and the Baldwin County Central Annex Building in Robertsdale, baldwincountyal.gov.
Baldwin County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale, baldwincountyal.gov.
Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave., cityofbayoulabatre.com.
Chickasaw City Council: Second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m., 224 N. Craft Highway, 251-452-6450.
Citronelle City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m., 19135 Main St., 251-866-7973.
Creola City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 6 p.m., 190 Dead Lake Road, #A, 251-675-8142.
Daphne City Council: First and third Monday at 6:30 p.m., 1705 Main St. Work sessions second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., daphneal.com.
Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd., townofdauphinisland.org.
Elberta Town Council: Third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the town hall. Workshop meeting on the second Tuesday, townofelberta.com.
Fairhope City Council: Second and fourth Monday at 6 p.m., 161 N. Section St. Work sessions held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m., cofairhope.com.
Fairhope Planning Commission: First Monday at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. Visit cofairhope.com.
Foley City Council: First and third Monday at 5:30 p.m., 407 E. Laurel Ave. Work sessions begin at 4 p.m.; cityoffoley.org.
Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St., gulfshoresal.gov.
Mobile City Council: Tuesdays at Government Plaza, 205 Government St. Pre-council meeting at 9 a.m.; council meeting at 10:30 a.m., cityofmobile.org.
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