131st Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, October 23 – Sunday, October 27 Mt. Zion Baptist Church (1012 Adams St). The theme and scripture for the occasion is “Pressing Forward, Proclaming the Whole Will of God.” For a complete list of all events please visit https://www.mtzionmissionary.org/
Mobile River cruise
Thursday, October 24, 9 a.m. from Historic Blakeley Park. John S. Sledge narrates a three-hour cruise across the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and down the storied Mobile River. Sledge, author of the award-winning book, The Mobile River and numerous other volumes on regional history, provides special insight on this area’s storied past. The cruise is only $39 for adults and $19 for kids 6-12. For reservations, visit the park’s event page at www.blakelelypark.com.
Wild Things Ball
Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m. at Alabama Contemporary Art Center. Come in full costume to qualify for prizes or formal attire. Raffles, DJ and music by The Underhill Family Orchestra. Tickets start at $35. For more information and tickets visit https://www.alabamacontemporary.org/events/wild-things-ball/.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 24, 25 and 26 at Crescent Theater. Presented by The Mystic Society of Rocky Horror, audience participation is encouraged – all props and costumers allowed except food. $5 bags containing allowed props will be in the lobby before each show. For more information visit crescenttheater.com.
Massacre Island Haunted Bike Ride
Friday, October 25, 6:15 p.m. Dauphin Island. Five-mile ride (bike-light required) followed by block party and costume contest at Dority’s. Parking and line-up at Green Park. To purchased tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/massacre-island-haunted-bike-ride-tickets-72538680145.
“City Lights” Cruise
Saturday, October 26, 9 p.m. on Perdido Queen Cruise. Buffet-style dinner and full cash bar. For cruise times, ticket prices and information on all available cruises please visit www.perdidoqueen.com.
Movies in the Park
Hosted by Mobile Parks and Recreation. “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” will show at Public Safety Park on October 25. Movies begin at dusk. For more information and complete movie schedule, find us on Facebook @mobileparks and Instagram @mobileparksandree.
Fall Fest at Blakeley
Friday, October 25, 4 – 8 p.m. Hayrides, food truck, live bluegrass music, fireside ghost stories, facepainting and games. Admission is $5 adults, $4 ages 6-12, under 6 is free. For more information visit www.blakeleypark.com or call (251) 626-0798.
Greater Gulf State Fair
October 25 – November 3 at The Grounds. Attractions, entertainment, food, games and rides. For more information visit Facebook.com/greatergulfstatefair.
Fall Market in the Park
Saturdays in Cathedral Square – 7:30 a.m. to noon. Local produce, seafood, baked goods, jams/jellies, local honey, art, plants and more.
Thriller Nights of Lights
Now through October 31 at Hank Aaron Stadium. Drive-through light show synchronized with music. Displays of giant spiders, spooky eyes, friendly ghosts and tumbling scarecrows. Admission is $7 per person (3 and under free). For more information find us on Facebook @ThrillerNightsofLights.
Halloween at Exploreum
Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Family-friendly activities, Fear Exhibit, animal presentation and costume contest. For more information call 251-208-6893.
Boo at Bellingrath
Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Gardens will be filled with Halloween-themed inflatables and local businesses and organizations will set up treat stations throughout the Gardens to hand out candy and trinkets. The day will include two Magic Shows featuring Dr. Gee and his magic balloons; Spooky Storytime with the Mobile Public Library; food trucks on the Great Lawn; and musical entertainment from Keith “The Mailman” Burns on Live Oak Plaza. Purchase tickets ahead of time from bellingrath.org, or at the door when you arrive. Admission is $14 for adults and $8 for ages 5-12. There is no charge for Bellingrath members and children 4 and younger. For details, call 251-973-2217 or visit bellingrath.org.
Saturday, October 26, 6 – 9 p.m. at Foley Library. Outside carnival in the front/south parking lot with a book walk, a stuffed animal walk, face painting, balloon artistry, Candyland, a toilet paper toss, a Mechanical Bull, “Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble,” The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Hair Wraps, Glitter Tattoos, a Cookie Walk, Rainbow Fishing, and more. A live DJ will be on hand to supply music and book themed characters will be in attendance throughout the carnival. For more information go to www.foleylibrary.org or look us up on Facebook & Instagram.
Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. West Side United Methodist Church (269 Mohawk St.) Rent table and/or space for $25 or donate. Cakes, pies and homemade cookies. Fish fry w/suggested donation of $10. For more information please call (251) 478-3721.
Saturday, October 26, 1 – 3 p.m. at Cloverleaf Baptist Church (6500 Three Notch Road). This free event will include an inflatable obstacle course, a hayride, games, crafts, facepainting, Chick-fil-A sandwiches, free door prizes, and more. For more information visit www.cloverleafbaptist.net.
Halloween Murder Mystery Cruise
Sunday, October 27, 6:30 p.m. on Perdido Queen Cruises. Come aboard for a spooky celebration of Halloween. Fun abounds as the cast of Bay Cities Improv takes the guest on an adventure-filled mystery to solve. Buffet-style dinner and full cash bar. For cruise times, ticket prices and information on all available cruises please visit www.perdidoqueen.com.
Daphne Witches Ride
Sunday, October 27, Mancis Antique Club. Live music and tickets available at Eventbrite. For more information call 251-375-0543.
St. Mary Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 27, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Join us for this family event featuring decorated cars with trunks of candy for trick or treaters. Prizes for best trunk, and best costumes. Activities include games, arts and crafts, and cookie decorating. The cost is $1 per walk up per trick or treater. All those who would like to participate with a decorated car and a trunk full of treats can reserve a spot by contacting Laurel Wallace at email@example.com or (251) 432-8678.
Fairhope Witches Ride
Tuesday, October 29 at McSharry’s Irish Pub. For more information please call 251-990-5100.
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
Monday, October 28, Christ United Methodist Church. Join for us for a special screening of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! We will sit in The Pumpkin Patch to watch everyone’s favorite Halloween classic on the big screen. Popcorn and drinks will be served. There is no cost to attend. Rain Location: Christ Center Gym.
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). Ryan Balthrop October 30, 31 and November 1.
50 Plus Halloween Luncheon
Wednesday, October 30, 12 p.m. at St. Mary Sisters of Mercy Building. Join us for an afternoon of great food, entertainment and fun! Dress up in Halloween costume or come as your favorite Saint. For more information visit www.StMaryMobile.org
Halloween at Off The Hook
Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m. Halloween Bingo starts at 6 pm followed by Elaine Petty on stage 7-10 pm, food and drink specials, dostume contest, bobbing for miniatures, Haunted Bait Shop, and family-friendly games Pets are welcome. For more information call (251) 422-3412.
OWA Fall Festival
Now thru November 3rd. Enjoy a corn maze, pony rides, a petting zoo with animals from around the world, delicious food, a special pumpkin patch and more. For more fun, check out The Park after Dark with a variety of kid-friendly events and activities, including pumpkin painting and costume contests, as well as trick-or-treating. Check out the frightfully haunted Hotel MitcHELL and experience authentic cultural experiences, talks, presentations and demonstrations by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians at select dates during OWA’s free Fall Festival event. For additional information visit their website at https://visitowa.com/explore/events/fallfestival/
Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (for 2020)
Begins November 1, 2019, and ends December 15, 2019. If you need assistance enrolling or re-enrolling in the A.C.A. (healthcare), volunteer navigators are available at the Fairhope Public Library each Tuesday evening from 5:15 -7:30 and each Friday morning from 9:15 – 11:30. These services are free. Just bring your cell phone, your social security number, and an estimate of the income you and other family members project for the year 2020.
Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. West Side United Methodist Church. Pet adoption, photos, rabies clinic ($10 per pet). For more information call (251) 48-3721
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Pink is the New Green” Soiree
Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 p.m. Callaghan’s Irish Social Club. Music, silent auction items, and great food. All proceeds to benefit USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. For more information find us on Facebook @annualpinkisthenewgreensoiree.
Wednesday, October 23, 6pm Daphne Civic Center hosted by Anchor Cross Cancer Foundation. For more information and to purchase tickets at anchorcrossfoundation.com.
Dog River Ghost Chase
Saturday, October 26, 5 p.m. at Dockside Marina of Dog River. Pre-register online at dogriverghostchase2019.eventbrite.com, by mail, or in person at McCoy Outdoors, Run-N-Tri Mobile, Fleet Feet Sports, Experimac Mobile or Running Wild Fairhope. All proceeds to benefit Dog River Clearwater Revival.
“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”
Saturday, October 26, Bienville Square. Come and celebrate survivors, have fun, and raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives from breast cancer. For more information find us on Facebook @makingstridessouthalabama.
Saturday, October 26, 12 – 7 p.m. at Serda Brewing. Dress up pup for the costume contest and enjoy face painting, food trucks, scavenger hunts and live music. Admission is $10 adults, $4 kids 4-12, under 4 free. Hosted by the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). For more information find us on Facebook @arfmobile.
Mobile Witches Ride
Sunday, October 27, 3:30 p.m. at The Blind Mule. Dress in your best witch costume for a 3-mile bike parade around downtown Mobile. Block party to follow with music and food. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-mobile-witches-ride-tickets-70439724111. Come and support “Delta Dogs” a local non-profit that provides free spay/neuter and veterinary care to the pets of Mobile’s community.
October 25, 26 & 26 at Playhouse in the Park. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the story of the scientist who animates a monstrous body. The results are disastrous, bringing woe to the monster Frankenstein and his loved ones. Admission: $16 Adults | $14 Students. For tickets and information visit http://playhouseinthepark.org/
Now thru November 3 at Joe Jefferson Playhouse. When a prophecy is made that he will become the King of Scotland, Macbeth does whatever he needs to make sure the prophecy is fulfilled. See the drama that unfolds during his quest to become King. Admission: $20 Adults | $10 Students. For tickets and more information visit http://joejeffersonplayers.com/
October 26 & 27 presented by Mobile Ballet. All performances at Mobile Civic Center Theater/ admission $20-$60 Tickets may be purchased through the Ballet office at (251) 342-2241 or online at www.mobileballet.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.
“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.
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.
Friday, October 25, 7 p.m. at University of Mobile Campus. Wear your glow-in-the-dark gear. Glow sticks and glow paint will be provided. To register go to https://umobile.edu/glow-run-rsvp/
FUN-nel Cake Run 2.51K
Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. at The Grounds. Experience the Greater Gulf State Fair in a whole new way. Join us for the FUN-nel Cake Run. Bring your friends and family and sign up for a run along the midway at the Greater Gulf State Fair and plan to stay all day and enjoy the rides, games, concerts and fair food! 2.51K starts at 9 am. Your race admission includes a funnel cake and admission to the Greater Gulf State Fair for the day.
Steve Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament
Friday, October 25 at Springhill College Golf Course. Registration and lunch 11:00 a.m.; Shotgun start 12:30 p.m. All net proceeds benefit St. Mary Catholic School. Visit www.StMaryMobile.org for registration and player and sponsorship information. For questions, please contact Matt Boos at 251-422-1824 or email: email@example.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.
“Write For Your Life”
Wednesday, October 23rd, 6 p.m. Lifelines Counseling Center (4904 Oak Circle Drive). Join us for an evening of creative writing and supportive companionship as we find healing through written form and expression. The session will consist of a prompt of inspiration, discussion, reflection, and the opportunity to share your work. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Hilary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-431-5100.
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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