Christmas Murder Mystery Cruise
Thursday, December 26, 6:30 p.m. Period Queen. Join us for Bay Cities Improv on a adventurous Christmas mystery. Enjoy dinner, live entertainment and full cash bar. For tickets and more information go to alabamacruises.com or call (251) 948-6611.
Celebrating Kwanzaa 2019
Thursday, December 26, 3 – 6:30 p.m., Virginia Dillard Smith/Toulminville Branch (601 Stanton Rd.) The Mobile Kwanzaa Committee invites families to join them for a celebration of community and heritage. Enjoy a wide variety of food, fashion, poetry, music and so more. For more information, please call 580-6144 or email [email protected] or [email protected] For information on these and other events, and a complete list of storytimes and computer classes, visit the web site at www.mobilepubliclibraryonline.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. Santa is in the Magnolia Café for professional photos each night from 5:30 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 23. New this year: The Sunday Storytime Hour, which includes cocoa, cookies and holiday stories, on Dec. 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Order tickets in advance from bellingrath.org, or purchase at the door when you arrive. Information: 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/.
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.
Festive dinner cruise
Friday, December 27, Perdido Queen. Join us for live music featuring “Remix” and dinner by Dauphins. For tickets and more information go to alabamacruises.com or call (251) 948-6611.
Moonpie over Mobile
Tuesday, December 31, Downtown (St Francis Street at Royal). Giant 600 pound electric MoonPie drop, laser light show and fireworks at midnight! Come be part of the celebration that begins with the cutting of the world’s largest edible MoonPie, followed by a second-line parade led by the Excelsior Band. For complete information visit mobilenewyear.com.
Fairhope New Year’s Eve
Tuesday, December 31, 8:30 p.m. The City of Fairhope will again be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve Celebration in the streets of downtown Fairhope. Residents and visitors are invited to bring their families and ring in the New Year. Big Night Dynamite will begin playing at 8:30 p.m. at the corner of Fairhope Avenue and Church Street. Other entertainment will include face painting, fireworks, and a ball drop at midnight. For more information call 251-929-1466.
Saturday, January 4, 8 p.m. Saenger Theatre. Comedian Darren Knight aka Southern Momma. Tickets $28-$58. For tickets and more information visit saengermobile.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 [email protected].
Many more miles
For the 17th consecutive year, Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C. will once again host this important community project. Those interested in participating are encouraged to clean up those gently used athletic shoes and tie them together in pairs before dropping them off at any of the following locations: Baldwin Bone and Joint (1505 Daphne Avenue, Daphne), Dr. Glenn Glass’ Office (1303 Main Street, Daphne), The University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center, PE Coaches with Participating Schools in Mobile & Baldwin Counties, Final Drop-off Opportunity: 2020 Azalea Trail Run Expo (Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, Mobile Civic Center). For more information, call 251.621.5387 or visit baldwinboneandjoint.com.
2020 MFRD Wish calendar
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department and Make-A-Wish Alabama have partnered to create a charity calendar. The calendar, which is designed to raise funds for local kids, features Mobile firefighters and Wish kids together, participating in firefighting action. Calendar is available for $20, and 100% of the proceeds are guaranteed to go directly to Make-A-Wish Alabama. Calendars are available for purchase at Central Fire Station, 701 St. Francis St., MFRD Supply Division, 2851 Old Shell Rd. or online at www.cityofmobile.org/fire.
Sacred Harp Singing
Friday, December 27, 6:30 p.m. Government Street United Methodist. We will sing from both the 2012 Revised Cooper Edition (“the blue book”) and the 1991 Edition (“the red book”). Both of these books will be available as loaners (and for sale for $20 each) during the singing. For more info about Sacred Harp singing, check out http://fasola.org.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Sunday, December 29, 7:30 p.m. Mobile Civi Center. Experience the performance of the #1 Christmas music artist in history and for the first time ever hear the entire album that started it all live. Ticket Prices: $45, $55, $65, $79 (Additional fees may apply.) Tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/mschristmasmob.
Saturday, January 4, 10 a.m. at The PACT. This workshop will be great prep for those auditioning, or for those who would like to refine skills. At this workshop, students will learn the audition & callback dance prior to auditions & callbacks. As well as going over what to expect at auditions and callbacks. Tips & Tricks will be shared from the directorial staff of Shrek. Cost is $20 per person participating. Limited Space! Reserve your spot today by emailing [email protected] For more information, email us at [email protected]
“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.
Second Wednesday of the month, starting January 2020, a social gathering where people living with dementia and their care partners can participate in expressive arts and enjoy social interaction in a safe and supportive environment. Meeting at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center at 301 Conti Street, Mobile, aL 36602. Call Dementia Friendly Mobile @251-209-1555.
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.
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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