5TH ANNUAL SNOWBALL DROP
Friday, December 6, Sims Park, Gulf Shores (immediately following Christmas parade). Camel rides, photos with Santa, outdoor movie and crafts. For more information visit www.gulfshoreal.gov.
Thursday, December 5, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at GulfQuest Maritime Museum. Feature signature dishes from local restaurants and caterers, cocktails, live entertainment and a silent auction. Guests will enjoy a performance by the Eastern Shore Repertory Theater and live music by the Red Clay Strays. To purchase tickets and learn more about the event, visit mobilebaykeeper.org/bay-bash.
“200 Years of Alabama’s Music”
Thursday, December 5, 6-8 p.m. at Fairhope Public Library. The program is a narrated performance of music with deep roots in Alabama including songs written here, recorded by Alabama artists, and celebrating the state. The two-hour concert will feature live performances of Alabama music from blues, country, R&B, soul, Sacred Harp “shape music,” and rock and roll genres, along with narrated comments on the Alabama artists and their significance. Audience sing-alongs are encouraged during the program. Admission is free. For more information visit fairhopelibrary.org.
Lighting Up Midtown
Thursday, December 5, 6:45 p.m. St Mary Catholic. Join us for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Family Celebration following the St. Mary Catholic School Christmas Program beginning at 6 p.m. The Tree Lighting begins at approximately 6:45 on the St. Mary Campus. Santa will arrive on the Lafayette Street Fire Truck and food will be available. For more information, contact Laurel Wallace at email@example.com or call the parish office at (251) 432-8678, ext. 4.
Music and Storytelling
Friday, December 6 at Historic Blakeley State Park. Hayrides from 3:30-5:30 p.m. with live bluegrass music and fireside stories from 5:30-7:30p.m. Admission is $5 adults/$4 kids ages 6-12/under 6 is free. Bring your own chair. For more information visit www.blakeleypark.com or call 251-626-0798.
First Friday ArtWalk
Friday, December 6, 6-8 p.m. in downtown Fairhope. Celebration of local artists, makers, crafters, and music. Stroll Downtown Fairhope and shop vendors and local boutiques while enjoying the cooler evening air. Restaurants and businesses are open late for the event.
Friday, December 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Pillars. Join us for an evening of shopping local makers, bakers, crafters, and artists. Bring the family and enjoy the hot chocolate bar and sweet treats. Santa will be making his appearance too, so bring your cameras and Christmas lists.
Holiday Movie in the Square
Friday, December 6, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile. See “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” along with face painting and balloon art. Admission is free. For more information visit www.mobile.org.
Children’s Nutcracker Tea
Friday, December 6, 3:30-5 p.m. at Bragg Mitchell Mansion. Seating is limited. Tickets are $12. Please contact Brown Paper Tickets or call (251) 471-6364 for more information.
Lighted Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration
Friday, December 6, 6:30 p.m. from Gulf Shores Public Beach to Sims Park. The evening parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature lighted floats, as well as appearances from holiday characters and marching bands. For more information call 251-968-1174 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/specialevents.
Holiday Market in the Gardens
Friday, December 6, (9am-4pm) and Saturday, December 7, (9am-1pm). Mobile Botanical Gardens. For more information call 251-342-0555.
The North Pole at OWA
Saturdays and Sundays in December from 2-7 p.m. in Downtown OWA. Join Santa as he sets up shop this Christmas for some holiday fun! Santa and Mrs. Claus are welcoming guests of all ages to their North Pole home at OWA. Stop by Mrs. Claus’ kitchen and see what she’s whipping up, grab a cup of hot cocoa and visit the magical elf workshop for arts and crafts. Cost: Free. Professional photos available for additional cost. For more information VisitOWA.com/NorthPole.
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am – 11:30 a.m. at The Battle House Hotel. Dine with Santa and his elves for breakfast in the historic Crystal Ballroom at The Battle House Hotel. Enjoy a full breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, and more. Don’t forget your camera to capture the moment when the little ones get to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus in the beautiful Battle House lobby beneath the two-story Christmas tree. Admission: $25 Adults | $12.50 Children 6-12 | Free for Children under 5. Reservations required. Please call 251.338.5441.
Dauphin Island Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7, 11 a.m. Come join the town of Dauphin Island for the 31st Annual Dauphin Island Christmas Parade. Grab your friends and family and get ready for a day of catching throws along the beautiful beach.
Christmas Parade and Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 7, 8 a.m. at SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce. Join the SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce for its annual Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Parade. Breakfast with Santa begins at 8 am and the Christmas Parade begins at 10:30 am. Admission is free.
Holiday Market & Christmas Kids Day
Saturday, December 7, 10 am – 2 pm, Cathedral Square. Arts and crafts and a full day of fun in Downtown Mobile. Kids get to enjoy fun activities, music, pictures, dance performances, and more.
St Lawrence Christmas Bazaar
Saturday-Sunday, December 7-8 (370 S. Section Street) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information please call 251-928-5931 ext 115.
Living History Crew
Saturday, December 7 at Battleship Memorial Park. Come see history come to life as these reenactors interpret WWII and the stories of the crews who fought aboard these historic naval vessels. The activities of the day will include a remembrance commemorating Pearl Harbor Day where vintage airplanes will dive bomb the ship and the crew will fire our 40mm and 20mm guns. Bring a donation to the William F. Green State Veterans Home and receive $2 Off admission. For more information on Battleship Memorial Park, please visit our website at www.ussalabama.com or visit our facebook page at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park.
Saturday, December 7, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church (Hwy 98 and Schumacher Lane, Foley). Numerous vendors, a silent auction, spaghetti dinner as well as musical entertainment. For more information please call Linda Eschler 251-600-9694.
“Twas the Murder before Christmas”
Sunday, December 8, 5:30 p.m. Central Presbyterian Church. For reservations visit MobileMysteryDinners.com. Friday, December 13, 7 p.m. at Heron Lakes Country Club. For more information contact Smoore@heronlakescountryclub.com or 251-865-7398.
Christmas on The Hill
Sunday, December 8, 1 p.m. – 5 .pm. The Village of Spring Hill. Free family-friendly event for all ages including photos with Santa, train rides, live performances, and children’s activities.
“Christmas through the Ages”
Saturday, December 14 at Fort Gaines Historic Site (Dauphin Island). Come and experience Christmas of days gone by. Join the soldiers from the past and their families as they celebrate a non-commercial Christmas and children can make a special holiday ornament. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-861-6992.
Baldwin Genealogical Meeting
Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m. at Foley Public Library. Jan Isosaari will join the Baldwin County Genealogical Society to help members and guests navigate that trail of immigrants who arrived between 1880 and 1930 and explain what records exist and how to find them. For more information visit www.baldwingenealogy.org.
Magic Christmas in Lights
Now through December 31 nightly, rain or shine, at Bellingrath Gardens and Home (closed Christmas Day). The light display is open from 5 to 9 p.m. and tours of the Bellingrath Home are every hour and half hour. Enjoy choral performances on the South Terrace of the Home on Sundays through Thursdays during the first three weeks. Order tickets in advance from bellingrath.org, or purchase at the door when you arrive. For more information visit bellingrath.org.
Begins November 29 at Wales West. Friday-Sunday 4 – 9 p.m. Enjoy a steam train ride to the North Pole and visit Santa Claus with your whole family this holiday season at Wales West. Guests will travel by train through a snowy winter wonderland featuring more than 1 million twinkling lights. For tickets and more information visit www.waleswest.com.
Christmas Nights of Lights
Now through January 1, 5:30-10 p.m. at Hank Aaron Stadium. Over 1 million LED lights, driven by over 50,000 computer channels, are synchronized to a variety of rocking Christmas music and some traditional classic playing through your car radio. Admission is $6 per person (3 and under free). For more information visit https://www.christmasnightsoflights.com/.
Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (for 2020)
Now through 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.
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@example.com.
3rd Annual Wine & Wishes
Thursday, December 5, 6:30 p.m. at The Ezell House. Tickets will include gourmet heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open wine and beer bar, and live music. This year’s event will feature a cork pull for $20 each. For tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-wishes-2019-tickets-73138815165. All proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish Alabama.
“A Christmas Carol”
Wednesday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. Saenger Theatre. Performance by The Playhouse in the Park. For more information call 251-422-0079,
Sunday, December 8, 2 p.m. at Erie H. Meyer Civic Center (1930 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores). Under the direction of Madame Rio Cordy Barlow, the ballet academy will bring this classic holiday ballet to life. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the City Store box office or online. Space is limited. The box office is located at 1821 Gulf Shores Parkway.
Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Come get in the Christmas spirit with Bella Voce. Admission is free. Tax-deductible donations are appreciated.
Baldwin Pops Christmas Concert
Tuesday, December 10, 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center Auditorium (Gulf Shores). No ticket required. Seats are first come, first serve. Baldwin Pops Concerts are a collection site for the US Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program. Patrons are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift.
Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 at the Mobile Civic Center Theater. Mobile Ballet’s annual tradition returns to dazzle audiences of all ages in a magical theatrical experience. Admission $20-$60. For tickets and additional performance information contact: (251) 342-2241 or www.mobileballet.org.
“For Children 2020”
Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mobile Museum of Art. Opening party to celebrate the new and improved exhibition with a kid-friendly Winter Wonderlanded theme. Face painting, bouncy house, food trucks and more. For more information visit www.MobileMuseumofArt.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.
Swing dance lessons
Wednesday, December 4, 6-9 p.m. at American Legion (700 S. Mobile Street, Fairhope).
Azalea ballroom dance
Live music and dance 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at Dreamland skate center (5672 Three Notch Rd. • 251-751-2596) Dance lessons 6-7 p.m .$10 each. Dance $10 7-9:30 music by Platinum Premiere. Next dance December11th.
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.
“Barking in the Wrong Tree”
Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ben May Main Library. MPL is hosting another session with professional genealogist, Mary Jones-Fitts. The free genealogy workshop will focus on evaluating genealogical sources and avoiding common pitfalls. In addition to the morning workshop, there will be a special afternoon session honoring Clotilda descendant, Lorna Woods. A light lunch will be provided. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 251-494-2172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, December 10, 4:30 p.m. at Mobile MMA Club (109 Furr Street). Presentation by Mobile District Attorneys Office for both parents and children. For more information call 251-378-5436.
Watercolors in the Gardens
Fridays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. now through December 13 at Mobile Botanical Gardens. The class will utilize the varying iconic landscape of the Garden. For complete information visit mobilebotanicalgardens.com.
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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