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October 17 – 19. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (50 S. Ann St). Live greek music & dancing, church tours, gift shops and children’s activities. For more information go to greekfestmobile.org.
Thursday, October 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cathedral Square. Twenty teams will compete in the “Grilled Cheese Meltdown.” Tickets $8 in advance and $10 at the gate, children 6 and under free.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Beginning October 17 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.
Fall Market and Festival
Saturday, October 19, 1 p.m. at Spring Hill College. Dozens of vendors along with games, prizes, face-painting and live music. Admission is free. For more information contact Rachel email@example.com.
Night at the Museum
Friday, October 18, History Museum of Mobile. Activities include a historical scavenger hunt, storytelling, Halloween crafts & games, live music, and costume contests for all ages! Come dressed as your favorite person throughout history or in your Halloween costume! For more information. For more information, call (251) 301-0270.
Halloween Murder Mystery Cruise
October 18 and 19th 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.
Fall Plant Sale
Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mobile Botanical Gardens. Come out and find some great plants for your garden and bring your friends too. Please support the Gardens. For more information visit http://www.mobilebotanicalgardens.org.
Movies in the Park
Hosted by Mobile Parks and Recreation. October 18 is date night with “The Equalizer” at Cooper Riverside Park. “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 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.
Pumpkin Palooza – The Sequel
Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Fort of Colonial Mobile. Games, bouncy castle, and pumpkin decorating. $10 kids admission or free admission with Duck Boat ticket purchase. For more information go to http://gulfcoastducks.com/buy-tickets/.
Christus lecture series
Sunday, October 20, 4 p.m. at Byrne Memorial Hall. Lecture presented by Prof. Gabriel Said Reynolds (University of Notre Dame). For more information please contact Catherine Druhan @firstname.lastname@example.org or (251) 380-4660.
131st Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday, October 22 – 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/
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). Symone French October 23, 24, & 25.
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.
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.
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.
Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Run
Friday, October 18, 6 p.m. USA Moulton Tower. Join us in costume for this family-friendly race and Monster Mash after-party that offers something for everyone. Help us reach the finish line and support USA’s Pediatric Emergency Department. For more information and to register go to giving.usahealthsystem.com/event-trick-or-trot-register.
“Let’s Think Pink”
Saturday, October 19th, 4 p.m. A.J. Cooper Auditorium (Prichard). Join us for our 4th year hosting a banquet for local breast cancer survivors. For more information please contact Tracy Walker (251) 447-4930.
2019 Buddy Walk
Saturday, October 19, 9 a.m. at Bienville Square Downtown. One-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. For more information visit https://www.dssmobile.org/buddy-walkreg.html
Little Sisters of the Poor Lawn Party
Sunday, October 20, 10 am – 4 pm at 1655 McGill Ave. Join the Little Sisters of the Poor for their 48th Annual Lawn Party with a full day of live music, a raffle prizes, food, giant slides, petting zoo, homemade baked goods. Admission is free All proceeds go to benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor. For more information visit http://www.littlesistersofthepoormobile.org.
“Out of the Darkness”
Sunday, October 20, 1-4 p.m. Daphne City Hall on Main Street. The South Alabama Out of the Darkness Walk is a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the world’s largest foundation for suicide research, education, advocacy and survivor support. Registration and check in begins at 1 pm, the 2 mile walk will begin at 2:45 pm. There will be children activities, water/treat station for your furry friends (on leash and clean up afterwards), music, food, refreshments and lots of vendor tables with information. For more information visit afsp.org/Daphne.
October 18 – October 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/
October 18 – 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.
October 11 – 20 at Chickasaw Civic Theatre. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must solve the mystery of the ferocious, luminous Hound of the Baskervilles before the heir to the family fortune falls to the jaws of the hound. Tickets for adults are $18 for musicals and $15 for other shows; for seniors, students and active military, tickets are $15 for musicals and $12 for other shows. Season tickets are $65 for adults and $53 for seniors, students and military. For further information or reservations, visit cctshows.com or call 251.457.8887.
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.
Tri the Gulf
Saturday, October 19, Dauphine Golf Club (100 Orleans Drive) Dauphin Island. Sponsored by the Mobile Bar Foundation consisting of a 600-yard Gulf swim, 16.7-mile island + bridge bike, and 3.25-mile island run (mostly off-road on a well-kept golf course).
Saturday, October 26 – 10 am, The Grounds. Admission: $10 and up Ages: All Experience the Greater Gulf State Fair in a whole new way. Join us for the sweetest fun run you’ll do all year- the FUN-nel Cake Run! Grab 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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