Movies at the Saenger
Thursday, December 19, 7 p.m. see a movie full of holiday cheer, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” And on Sunday, December 22 at 3 p.m., enjoy the classic “Meet Me in St. Louis.” Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children (12 & under) and seniors (60+). All movies will be general admission and seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in advanced.
“The Night Before Christmas” book reading
Thursday, December 19, 7 p.m. City of Spanish Fort. The evening begins with the joyous singing of Christmas carols and several Christmas holiday books. Children are encouraged to wear their garments pajamas and bring their favorite blanket. Following our story time, cookies and warm cocoa are served to all. For more information visit www.cityofspanishfort.com.
The Santa Splash
Thursday, December 19, 6 p.m. Gulf Coast Ducks. Ride along with Santa as he guides our duck on this magical holiday adventure! View all of the city lights and enjoy this holly jolly sing-a-long tour including stories, carols, hot chocolate, cookies, & Santa Pictures. For tickets and more information visit www.gulfcoastducks.com.
Bayside Book Club
Thursday, December 19, 6 p.m. Mobile Public Library Parkway Branch. The Bayside Book Club invite all to come and share thoughts on their favorite Christmas/Holiday book. For more information, please call Betty Fowler at 476-2600 or 494-2298.
Christmas in the Air
Friday, December 20, 3 p.m. Beau Rivage. Check off everyone’s wish list this season with high-kicking Rockette-style dancers in this Broadway-style holiday tradition. Get in the holiday spirit with Christmas classics, world-class singers and special appearances from Santa and his friends – perfect for the whole family! For tickets and more information visit beaurivage.com
Story time with Holly Holiday
Friday, December 20, 4 – 5 p.m. at Charles Woods Japanese Garden of Mobile (adjacent to Municipal Park). Come visit with one of Santa’s top elves, Holly Holiday, as she reads the story of the Night Before Christmas. She’ll also have an extra special treat for those on the nice list. Be sure to bring a blanket or folding lawn chair to sit on during the story. Holly will be available for photos following the story so bring your cameras too. For more information visit www.onceuponatimepartiesal.com.
The Polar Express at MPL
Friday, December 20, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ben May Main Library. Enjoy popcorn and melted snow for a special screening of The Polar Express! Sing-along around the piano before the movie begins. For more information or to register, please call 340-1521 or email email@example.com. Additional FREE tickets will be issued at the door to every child passenger.
Last Minute Holiday Market
Friday, December 20, 5 p.m. Container Yard. Come shop for holiday gifts made by our members (and a few friends). We will have stickers, mugs, shirts, note cards, artwork and jewelry. For more information visit www.containeryardworks.com.
“Awkward Moments’ with J.D. Crowe
Friday, December 20, 8-11 p.m. The Peoples Room of Mobile. For tickets and more information call 251-367-4599.
Fish River Christmas Boat Parade
Saturday, December 21, 4:30 p.m. The parade route is from the 98 Bridge to the 32 Bridge. This is a rain or shine event and will not be rescheduled due to inclement weather.
Mr. Mean Green’s Brunch Tour
Saturday, December 21, 10 a.m. Gulf Coast Ducks. Embark on a rolling breakfast holiday tour with the thief who stole Christmas, as we tour the streets of downtown Mobile and splash into the Mobile River. For tickets and more information visit www.gulfcoastducks.com.
Home Alone Movie and Ice Cream Party
Monday, December 23, 2 – 4:30 p.m., Ben May Main Library. Build an awesome ice cream sundae like Kevin does in the movie! Use our Marble Maze game, LEGOS and other building materials to see if you are as clever as Kevin. Then join us for a special screening of Home Alone on the big screen in Bernheim Hall at 2:30 p.m. For more information, please call 340-1507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/.
Light Up, Loxley!
In order to promote and encourage the beauty of our town, the Loxley Public Library is sponsoring a fun and friendly Christmas decorating contest. For a fee of $20.00, your residence (exterior and yard) will be entered into the contest. Judging will take place in the evening hours of Dec. 17 – 20. Pick up entry form at the Loxley Public Library or Loxley Town Hall. Please turn in fee and entry form to the Loxley Public Library or Loxley Town Hall by Dec. 17. Call 251-964-5695 for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas
Saturday, December 21, 7 p.m. at Saenger. This 11th annual show includes a performance by The Joe Cool Trio – John Milham (drums), Chris Spies (piano), and Chris Severin (bass) – performing Vince Guaraldi’s Masterpiece Soundtrack, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Ticket Prices: $40 for VIP, $20 for General Admission, $10 for children ages 10 and under. For more information visit saengermobile.com.
Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Friday-Sunday, December 20-22, Baker High School Theater. The classic Disney tale with a cast of 50+ students from Sunny Side Theater. Tickets available in advance by calling 2515101808, or can be purchased at the door at the time of the performance. Visit www.sunnysidedrama.com for more information.
“The Abiding Love of Christmas”
Saturday, December 21, 7:30 p.m. Cathedral Basicilica of the Immaculate Conception. Gloria Dei Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, along with tenor Marshall Richards and under the direction of Louis F. Daniel, present our annual Christmas concert .All donations at the door will go to McKemie Place. If you have any questions, call Marian Boykin at 251-533-9810.
Frye Gailliard reading
Monday, December 23, 7 p.m. The Peoples Room of Mobile. Frye Gaillard is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 published works on Southern history and culture, including A Hard Rain: America in the 1960. For ticket and reservations call 251-367-4599.
“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.
18th Annual Santa Run
Saturday, December 21, 10 a.m. Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Co. The Santa Run is an annual 2 mile fun-run, walk, bike ride, dog walking, fun-for-the-whole-family charity event. Holiday themed costumes are encouraged. Pre-register in person at Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Co. Register online at www.carpe-coffee.com/santarun.
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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