Hangout Oyster Cook-Off
Thursday-Friday, November 1 & 2 at the Hangout Gulf Shores. Food Network and Bravo celebrity chefs and pitmasters compete. Music including Jimmy Hall & The Muscle Shoals All-Stars. For details and tickets visit https://www.hangoutcookoff.com/.
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.
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 Daphne Library
Thursday, October 31, 4 – 6 p.m. at Daphne Library. Games, candy treats, prizes, and a teen costume contest are planned. Young adults (6 th -12 th grade) are invited to participate in the contest. Judging will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. For additional information call 620-2503.
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.
Greater Gulf State Fair
Now through – November 3 at The Grounds. Attractions, entertainment, food, games and rides. For more information visit Facebook.com/greatergulfstatefair.
Mums at Bellingrath Gardens
Beginning November 1 thru November 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The nation’s largest outdoor display of the signature blooms of the season. The Gardens and Home will be festooned with hundreds of colorful, four-foot-long cascades of chrysanthemums on bridges and balconies, as well as the traditional displays of mums in baskets and containers.
Alabama Pecan Festival
Friday, November 1, 5 p.m. Griggs Elementary and Tillman’s Corner Community Center (5055 Carol Plantation Rd.). Live music entertainment, rides, games and arts and crafts. Admission and parking are free. For more information visit alabamapecanfestival.com.
Movies in the Park
Hosted by Mobile Parks and Recreation. “The Lion King” will show at Medal of Honor Park on November 1. Movies begin at dusk. For more information and complete movie schedule, find us on Facebook @mobileparks and Instagram @mobileparksandree.
Animal Art Safari
Saturday, November 2, 7 – 10 p.m. Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (20499 Oak Rd. E.) Purchase original works of art created by the zoo animal residents. Music by Platinum Premier Band. For more information find us on Facebook @AlabamaGulfCoastZoo.
“Unhappy Hour” mystery dinner
Saturday, November 2, 7 p.m. Central Presbyterian Church (1260 Dauphin Street). For more information call 251-685-7398 or visit mobilemysterydinner.com.
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) 478-3721.
Fall open house
Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Environmental Studies Center (6101 Girby Rd). Arts and craft vendors, Raptor Road Show. Parking is available on the grounds of the ESC. Overflow parking is available at Burns Middle School.
Mobile County Wellness Festival
Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Pathway Church (7200 Moffett Road). For more information visit https://pathwaychurch.us/
Fall Market in the Park
Saturday, November 2 in Cathedral Square – 7:30 a.m. to noon. Local produce, seafood, baked goods, jams/jellies, local honey, art, plants and more.
1st Sunday Market
Sunday, November 3, 12 – 4 p.m. at 5 Rivers. Unique local, handmade arts and crafts, farmers market book signings with Paul Breuske “The Last Siege of Mobile” and Jerrye Sumrall “The Bayshore Mystery Series.” New this week – handmade sketchbooks by Val Webb and hand forged knives and metal craft by Grimstalker Forge. For more information call 251-621-0782.
All Saints Sunday Celebration
Sunday, November 3, 10 a.m. All Saints Sunday is an annual commemoration of the faithful departed-those who have gone before us in life’s journey. This year, for the celebration Christ Church Cathedral will be joined by local harpist, Rebekah Atkinson, as guest artist. For more information visit https://www.christchurchcathedralmobile.org/
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.
“The River and the Wall”
Tuesday, November 5, 5 p.m. at 5 Rivers Tensaw Theater. Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in Texas as the threat of new border wall construction looms ahead. “The River and the Wall” follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. For more information, please contact Carol Adams-Davis, 702-496-5050 or email: email@example.com
St. Mary Parent Night & Open House
Wednesday, November 6, beginning 4:30 p.m. Join us for our annual Parent Night where parents can explore the many opportunities at St. Mary Catholic School. Child care is provided during dinner and for the tour period if needed. For more information on St. Mary Catholic School visit www.StMaryMobile.org.
“Clotilda: Preserving History”
Saturday, November 9, 10 a.m. at Foley Public Library. Hosted by Baldwin County Genealogical Society. Join Darron Patterson of the Clotilda Descendants Association, discuss the efforts to preserve the history of both the ship and Africatown, and explain how they’re trying to connect to the families of other survivors. For more information visit www.baldwingenealogy.org.
Veterans Day cleanup
Saturday, November 9, 8 a.m. Mobile County Chamber of Commerce (5055 Carol Plantation Road). Register, pickup supplies and get cleanup zone assignment. Free lunch following at 11 a.m. Call 251-444-7144 for more information.
America Recycles Day
Saturday, November 9, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Griggs Elementary School (6001 Three-Notch Road). Free document shredding (3 bags or 3 box limit) and free electronic recycling (TVs/monitors with tubes less than 27” with $10 donation).
DISL at West Mobile Library
Saturday, November 9, 11 a.m. Dauphin Island Sea Lab presents a variety of preserved marine specimens, discussing their roles in the marine environment. Ask questions, and touch and pick up the animals for a closer look. For more information, please call 340-8571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bay Area Brunch Fest
Saturday, November 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bienville Square. Hosted by Lifelines Counseling Services, sample brunch items for more than 14 local Mobile restaurants and caterers. Music by Roman Street and Symone French with the Trouille Troop. Tickets are $15 advance or $20 at the gates. For more information contact 251-533-7377 or via email at email@example.com.
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.
Saturday, November 2, 7:30 p.m. at Soul Kitchen featuring music by The Cheesebrokers. A benefit for Briley Shirah and family. Doors open at 6:30 and show time is at 7:30 p.m..Tickets are $20. Get tickets at www.soulkitchenmobile.com or by calling 866.777.8932.Under 18 with a parent only.
Midtown Mobile Food Pantry
Sunday, November 3rd from 5:30-8pm Truman’s Diner and The Music Box are hosting a Block Party Fundraiser in support of the Midtown Mobile Food Pantry Cooperative. BBQ chicken dinner prepared by Truman’s with live entertainment and a cash bar at the Music Box. The event is located at 14 S. Conception Street in Downtown Mobile. Proceeds to support the Midtown Food Pantries that serve those in our area who are hungry and food insecure. For more information, contact Central Presbyterian Church at 251-432-0591.
MSYO opening concert
Sunday, November 3, 2:30 p.m. at Alabama School of Math and Science. Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra opens their season with music from Beethoven, Bizet and Berlozi. Admission is free.
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/
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.
Halloween at the races
Thursday, October 31, Mobile Speedway. Halloween Fun Night with free admission. For more information and events visit Mobilespeedway.net.
Saturday, November 2, 5 p.m. at ABBA Shrine. Eminence Promotions will be hosting Southeastern Combat Championships III with more action and great fights. For more information and to purchase tickets visit Eminencepros.com.
Saturday, November 2, 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.
Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2005 US-98, Daphne, AL. Enjoy complimentary jump in yga classes, healthy local foods, service, products and treatments.
Royal Bingo & Trivia
Saturday, November 9, 2 – 4 p.m. at Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Co. Test your “royal” knowledge and win tea. For more information, please call 340-1458 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.
Learn to Homebrew Day
Saturday, November 2, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Iron Hand Brewing. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Ukulele lessons
Saturday, November 2, 1 p.m. at Blues Angel Music (Eastern Shore Center). For more information call 251-263-0486 or visit bluesangelmusic.com.
Marriages End. Families Don’t
Saturday, November 2, 8 a.m. and Monday, November 4, 6 p.m. at Lifelines Counseling Services (705 Oak Circle Dr. E.). “Helping Children Cope with Divorce” is an educational program that focuses on how effective parenting can lessen the negative impact of divorce and parental separation on children. Children need both parents in their lives working together to increase their child’s ability to adjust to the changes associated with divorce. For more information and to register visit http://www.lifelinesmobile.org/family-marital-and-divorce-counseling/.
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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