Night of the Dead Artists
Mobile Museum of Art has partnered again with AIDS Alabama South for a Halloween art history event for the whole family. Join MMoA for the third annual Night of the Dead Artists, Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-8:30 p.m. Performers from a number of community theaters will be joining in as deceased artists come to haunt their own works in the collection. Includes gallery scavenger hunt, live music, face painting and tarot card readings, flash mob, prizes and more. Come in costume. 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile. $5 suggested donation
Walk a 30-minute guided trail through the haunted forest of Graham Creek Nature Preserve, 23030 Wolf Bay Drive, Foley. Oct. 19, 20, 26 & 27. First tour begins at 7 p.m., last tour at 10 p.m. Tours will run at 30-minute intervals. Geared toward teens and adults. Please wear closed-toe walking shoes. $15 admission. Call 251-923-4267.
Fear in the Forest
Magnolia Corn Maze presents a haunting experience unlike anywhere else in our area! Please remember it is up to your discretion on what your child can handle in the way of fear. $20 per person includes two corn mazes, a hayride, petting zoo and all unlimited activities. Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27 & 31, 7-11 p.m. at 15275 County Road 49 S., Summerdale. Call 251-605-7216.
Family-friendly Haunted House
Join Trinity Episcopal Church, 1900 Dauphin St. in Mobile, Oct. 19, 20, 26 & 27 from 6:30-9 p.m. The Haunted House will also be open Oct. 21, 28 & 31 from 3-6 p.m. $10 for adults or $5 for kid under 12. Special pricing for groups of 10 or greater. Call 473-2779.
Haunted Trail Ride
The Baldwin County Department of Archives and History is holding a Haunted Trail Ride at Bicentennial Park in Stockton on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m. Attractions include the Stagecoach Cafe, petting zoo, pony rides and face painting. Call 251-580-2572.
The Haunting at Central
Azalea City Montessori and Company11 Theatrical Productions present “The Haunting at Central” as their fall fundraiser. Central Presbyterian Church, 1260 Dauphin St., Oct. 19-20, 6-10 p.m. for a family carnival and haunted house. Family-friendly fun for all ages with food, games and activities for children ages 3-12. $5 admission; admission to the haunted house is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at company11.org/thehaunting.
Hogsmeade Halloween Festival
The third annual Hogsmeade Halloween Festival is back with even more magical fun! Saturday, Oct. 20 1-6 p.m. at Homestead Village in Fairhope. A full menu of Harry Potter-themed foods will be available. Tickets on sale now at hogwartsoffairhope.com.
Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo returns Sunday, Oct. 21, 1-4 p.m. for one last time at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo’s current location, 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores. Fun-filled afternoon for superheroes, princesses, pirates and goblins of all ages. Come dressed in your best costume as zookeepers will be walking around with golden tickets looking for costumes that catch their eye. $5 admission, cash only. Visit alabamagulfcoastzoo.org.
Town of Terror Circus Asylum
The most terrifying attraction on the Gulf Coast is every weekend in October at OWA in Foley. For older kids and adults. Tickets start at $19.99 and packages to the park and other attractions are available. For more information go to visitowa.com.
The Park After Dark
Visit Saturdays in October inside The Park at OWA for a variety of kid-friendly events and activities. Grab the kiddos and spend a Halloween-themed day in The Park as they enjoy a hay maze, create fun arts and crafts, and make lasting memories! Times and activity details at VisitOWA.com.
The 55th annual Greek Fest is Oct. 18-20 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 50 S. Ann St., Mobile. Hellenic dancers, Greek music, church tours, food, desserts and libations. Eat in or order to-go. More info at greekfestmobile.org.
PEP Trade Show
Partners for Environmental Progress (PEP) will hold its 18th annual Industrial Reverse Trade Show on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Fort Whiting Armory, 1-4:30 p.m. The annual trade show allows the opportunity for businesses big and small to network, learn and engage with more than 600 business leaders. Visit pepmobile.org or call the PEP office at 251-345-7269.
Special cruise with John Sledge
Park friend John S. Sledge, author of award-winning books on local history including the Mobile River, will narrate a three-hour cruise across the Mobile-Tensaw Delta Thursday, Oct. 18, from Historic Blakeley Park. Tickets cost $39 for adults, $19 for children 6-12. Call 251-626-0798 to reserve or visit the events page at blakeleypark.com.
Free breast cancer screenings
In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Walmart will offer free breast cancer screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 1300 N. University Blvd. (Mobile) and Friday, Oct. 19, at 701 McMeans Ave. (Bay Minette).
Church Street Graveyard Tours
Historic Mobile Preservation Society (HMPS) and Church Street Graveyard Society will present a tour of Mobile’s oldest cemetery Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. Learn all about the graveyard and the people laid to rest there. $10 per person, free for HMPS members. Tickets at historicmobile.org/events or pay cash at start of tour.
Christus lecture at SHC
Christus, an ecumenical consortium of bay-area churches, presents “The Songs of Creation: Echoes of Genesis in the Fiction of C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien” by Dr. Buz Wilcoxon, senior pastor, Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. in Byrne Hall on the Spring Hill College campus. Admission $3. Visit email@example.com.
Focus Women’s Conference
Focus Women’s Conference Oct. 19 in Mobile features more than 17 speakers, workshops and panel discussions to encourage, educate and empower women. See full schedule, get tickets at focuswc.com.
Movie on the Promenade
Grab a blanket or chair and join GulfQuest for a movie outside on the Riverfront Promenade, Friday, Oct. 19, 6:30-9 p.m. Our in-house restaurant, The Galley, will be offering a pizza slice and drink for just $5. Visit gulfquest.org.
“A Night at the Museum”
The History Museum of Mobile hosts “A Night at the Museum” on Friday, Oct. 19, 5-9 p.m. with historical characters, scavenger hunt and spooky stories. Kids can participate in a costume contest. Admission $5 per person. Call 251-301-0270 to reserve. Visit historymuseumofmobile.com.
Researching Your African-American Ancestors
Ben May Main Library will host a free genealogy conference in Bernheim Hall Saturday, Oct. 20, 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Professional genealogist Mary Jones-Fitts will present two sessions: “Introduction to African-American Research” and “Genealogy & Computers.” A light lunch will be provided. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 251-208-7094.
Little Sisters of the Poor’s 47th annual lawn party is Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live entertainment by Ryan Balthrop, Phil & Walon and McGill-Toolen Marching Band. Food, games, raffles, yard sale and more. Proceeds benefit the elderly residents of Little Sisters of the Poor. Admission is free. Find us on Facebook @LittleSistersOfThe PoorLawnParty.
Baldwin Writers Group
The Baldwin Writers Group will meet n Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to noon in the Daphne Library. A presentation by guest speaker Linda Busby Parker, an award-winning author, is themed “You Are Enough: Writing Fiction from Life.” Visitors are welcome. Contact Nolan White at 251-459-3022 for additional information.
Gulf Coast Wine on the River
Join us for Mobile’s 2nd annual wine tasting event on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4-8 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park. Sample wine from national and international vineyards with an “Around the World” theme, with wine and food for purchase in each selected area. Live music. Tickets available at Eventbrite.
Mardi Gras Expo
The 2018 Mardi Gras Expo will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 12 to 5 p.m. at The Locale, 4128 Government Boulevard, Mobile. This one of a kind expo presents the best event service vendors on the Gulf Coast to local mystic societies. Live bands, exclusive discounts, food tastings, door prizes and more. For more details visit MardiGrasExpo.com.
Fall plant sale
Mobile Botanical Gardens will hold its annual fall plant sale Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit MobileBotanicalGardens.org.
Best of the Bay Gumbo
The Fairhope Kiwanis Club will host its 8th annual Best of the Bay Gumbo Championship on Saturday, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Alabama Coastal Community College Halstead Amphitheatre in downtown Fairhope. Show will include a craft show, inflatables, food and entertainment by the Modern Eldorados. Tickets are $10. Children 12 and under are free.
Mobile Fairytale Ball
Meet the Princesses at the Mobile Fairytale Ball, Sunday, Oct. 21, 12:30 p.m. at the Mobile Convention Center. Tickets include free professional princess portraits for every child, candy buffet, crafts, stories, songs, games and more. Tickets available at Eventbrite.
Dr. Devyn Benson of Davidson College will deliver the 39th annual Portier lecture at Spring Hill College on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7.30 p.m. in Byrne Auditorium on the Spring Hill College Campus. Dr. Benson talk, “Race in Castro’s Cuba” is based on her recent book, Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution. There will be a book sale and signing after the lecture.
Fall Market in the Park
Fall market returns to Cathedral Square Saturdays through Nov. 17, 7:30 a.m. to noon. Live musical performances, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts produced by local artisans, and locally grown produce, seafood, cheese and eggs, honey, flowers and plants, baked goods, pasta. Find us on Facebook @MobileArtsCouncil.
CUMC fall farmers market
Christ United Methodist Church will hold a farmers market Tuesdays, 2:30-5 p.m., through Nov. 13. Locally grown produce, seafood, honey, fresh roasted coffee and local craft artist. West side of church property at 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile.
Fairhope fall farmers market
Thursdays through Nov. 6, 3-6 p.m. Enjoy delicious, healthy foods in season — greens, herbs, sweet potatoes — at the Fairhope farmers market. Enjoy live music, a variety of vegetables and produce, and leave with a fresh bouquet of flowers. Fairhope Public Library Youth Services invites kids to come each week for activities at 4 p.m. Visit fairhopeal.gov for more information.
“The Great American Read”
Join us in Bernheim Hall for a special streaming of the PBS Great American Read Live Broadcast with Meredith Vieira, Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Learn results of a nationwide vote by millions of readers over the past four months to choose America’s best-loved book. Light refreshments at 6:30 p.m., live broadcast at 7 p.m. Call 251-208-7079.
Enjoy free, family-friendly pop-up events including music, games and other activities Oct. 28, 2-5 p.m., at Cooper Riverside Park. Theme is “Just Add Fun.” Visit specialeventsmobile.org.
Bingo at Via!
Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Open to the public. Via! Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St., 251-478-3311.
4th annual Down to Earth Farmraiser
Farmraiser is an evening of local food, drinks and music in recognition and support of our local food scene. Locally sourced food paired with local chefs. Thursday, Oct. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Victory Teaching Farm (261 Rickarby St., Mobile). Proceeds support educational and outreach programs of Victory Teaching Farm. Tickets cost $35 each / $60 for two. Find us on Facebook @VictoryTeachingFarm.
“Let’s Think Pink”
Join us for the 3rd annual Breast Cancer Survivor’s Banquet Saturday, Oct. 20, 4-8 p.m. at the A.J. Cooper Municipal Auditorium (216 E. Prichard). After-five attire. Tickets cost $15. Call 251-447-4930 or 251-442-8441.
Blessing Angels Gifting Tree
Please join us for the inaugural Holiday Toy Drive and Wish-Granting Giveaway at the Mobile West Regional Library on Saturday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Nov. 3, 4-6 p.m. The Blessing Angels Gifting Tree is a Christian, need-based nonprofit organization. Call 251-591-6416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Holiday Market at the Corner
Furniture/home decor, clothing, art and one-of-a-kind items. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tillman’s Corner Community Center (5055 Carol Plantation Road). Proceeds go to SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program. Call 251-666-2488.
Live Trivia for Prizes
The Daphne Knights of Columbus sponsors their sixth team trivia fundraiser Oct. 20 at Christ the King Church (Main Street in downtown Daphne). A total of $1,080 will be awarded in cash to the top three teams correctly answering the most trivia questions. Door prizes, raffle and dinner (included with ticket purchase). Tickets $30 each / $35 at the door. Call 251-648-2471.
“The Miracle Worker”
Chickasaw Civic Theatre presents “The Miracle Worker,” which portrays the life of Tuscumbia native Helen Keller. Through Oct. 21. Visit cctshows.com for performance dates and times.
“The Mystery of Devil’s Gulch”
Saturday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. at Renaissance Riverview Plaza (64 S. Water St.) for a whodunit by the Mobile Mystery Dinner Players. Visit mobilemysterydinners.com or call 251-415-3092; $59 (plus tax) per person.
Free Baldwin Pops Concert
Sunday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. the Baldwin Pops Concert Band will perform at Fairhope Brewing Co. for Pop-Up Trivia. Contact baldwinpops.com or search Facebook for Baldwin Pops Band.
Garden sketch club
Visit Mobile Botanical Gardens every Friday, 2 to 4 p.m., for a relaxing time sketching in the gardens. All levels of experience welcome. General admission is $5 for nonmembers.
“Our Beloved Women” Exhibit
The Marx Library at the University of South Alabama will hold the “Our Beloved Women: Matriarchs of the Poarch Creek” through December.
“Animation Academy” at the Exploreum
Visitors will learn about the history of animated drawings, from prefilm animation devices to today’s computer-generated animation, and try their hand at drawing characters. Through Jan. 6. Call 251-208-6893 or visit exploreum.com.
“Mystery of the Mayan Medallion”
Secrets of an ancient world await at the History Museum of Mobile, through Dec. 30. Visit historymuseumofmobile.com.
“Madagascar: Island of Lemurs” at Exploreum
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates the IMAX® 3D documentary “Madagascar: Island of Lemurs,” the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers — lemurs. Visit exploreum.com.
“Everest” at Exploreum
Celebrate the Exploreum’s 20th anniversary with “Everest.” An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in spring 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit and their successful return to base camp. Visit exploreum.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 are necessary. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive. Call 251-208-5200.
Tip-Off Jaguar Takeover
Come meet the University of South Alabama men’s and women’s basketball teams, South Paw, South Pawla and the Jaguar Cheer and South Alabama Prowlers, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5:30-7 p.m. Food trucks, music, contests, prizes and youth basketball skills challenge.
Trick/Trot 5K and Fun Run
Join us at the University of South Alabama Moulton Tower Friday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. to raise money for the renovation of the Pediatric Emergency Department. Hosted by USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Visit www.usahealthsystem.com/trick-
Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Mobile Bay Harley-Davidson, 3260 Pleasant Valley Road, Mobile. Next meeting Oct. 20 at 9 a.m.
Run-ish at FIVE
Run-ish, walk-ish, bike-ish, drink-ish. Choose your -ish and join us every Wednesday evening at 6-ish at FIVE, 609 Dauphin St. in Mobile, followed by drink and food specials. Call 251-308-3105.
Cash for College and The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Office of Financial Aid will host a Facebook Live webinar on Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. on the Cash for College Alabama Facebook page. High school students and their families will join Cash for College and learn: how to file the FAFSA on fafsa.gov or the new mobile app, myStudentAid; which papers and documents are needed to complete the FAFSA; about different types of financial aid that help pay for education after high school and what it can be used to pay for. The recorded video will also be uploaded to Alabama Possible’s YouTube channel.
Medicare open enrollment seminars
The Mobile Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Area Agency on Aging/SHIP to offer free seminars Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, to better understand Medicare choices. Locations and dates include: Newhouse Park & Community Center (2960 Alston Drive) Nov. 16; Stott Park Community Center (2150 Demetropolis Road) Oct. 26 or Nov. 30; Laun Park & Community Center (5401 Windmill Drive) Nov. 2; and Mitternight Park & Community Center (5310 Colonial Oaks Drive) Nov. 9. Call 251-208-1610.
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.
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.
Elberta Town Council: Third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the town hall. Workshop meeting on the second Tuesday, townofelberta.com.
Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St., gulfshoresal.gov.
Satsuma City Council: First and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m. City Hall, 5464 Old Highway 43, 251-675-1440.
Semmes City Council: First and third Tuesday. Work sessions at 3 p.m., regular council meeting at 4 p.m. Semmes City Council Chambers,
7875 Moffett Road Unit #C, 251-649-8811.
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