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2019 Focus Women’s Conference
Friday, October 4, Mobile Convention Center. A full day of speakers, workshops, panels, networking and vendor/career expo to encourage, educate, and empower women. Keynote speaker Elizabeth Smart. For more information and tickets visit focuswc.com.
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). Grayson Capps October 2, 3 & 4th and Bodhi Trio October 9, 10 & 11th.
Alabama Coastal BirdFest
October 2–5. BirdFest includes boat and walking trips each day to prime spots, including the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, a 7.5-mile stretch of Forever Wild property in Saraland, Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuary, and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Registration ends September 20. For information contact Diana Brewer, email@example.com 251.990.5004 or 251.510.7203.
New Mobilians Luncheon
Wednesday, October 2, Heron Lakes Country Club. Lunch $20. Reservation required – firstname.lastname@example.org. Mention Lagniappe when reserving.
First Friday Art Walk
Friday, October 4, 6-8 pm downtown Fairhope. A celebration of local artists, makers, crafters, and music.
Free dental day
Friday, October 4, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Alabama Family Dental (5414 Old Shell Rd.) Dr. James Whatley and Alabama Family Dental will provide patients who cannot afford dental care with a free dental treatment of their choice. Patients can choose from a tooth filling, tooth extraction, or dental cleaning. There will be no pre-registration. The first 75 patients, or as many patients as can be treated by 5 p.m., will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Numbered patient admission tickets will be given out when doors open at 8 a.m. Patients will be admitted in numerical order by ticket # and a ticket is required for dental service. Please note: patients will be waiting outside until it is their turn to be treated. Please dress appropriately and bring anything you need while you wait (folding chair, blanket, book, etc.).
October 4 and 5 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Mobile Medical Museum. One of Mobile’s oldest homes with several ultra-realistic “health care horror” scenarios performed by actors in indoor and outdoor areas. Up to eight visitors at a time will be led through the house by an in-character guide in three 15- to 20-minute rotations per hour. Outdoor activities will include tarot readings, ouija board sessions, and face painting. Halloween-themed snacks will be available for purchase. For more information visit www.mobilemedicalmuseum.org.
Saturday, October 4, 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/.
Movies in the Park
Hosted by Mobile Parks and Recreation. “Spider Man: Into the Spider-verse” October 4 at Newhouse Park. October 11 is “Incredibles 2” at Stotts Park. Movies begin at dusk. For more information and complete movie schedule, find us on Facebook @mobileparks and Instagram @mobileparksandree.
Pumpkin Patch at Art Walks
The University of South Alabama’s Glass Arts program will present the first annual Pumpkin Patch at two art walks in October. Friday October 4th in Fairhope and Friday October 11th in downtown Mobile at the Lost Garden. Students and faculty have created over 500 glass pumpkins in every shape, size, and color to celebrate the fall season. This is a fundraising event for the studio and student artists working in glass. USA is the only university in Alabama offering a four-year Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Studio Glass. Founded in 2010 the state of the art facility houses studios for glasbsblowing, casting, and kiln formed glass. Several graduates of the program are actively employed in the field.
BEST Robotics Game Day
Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at USA Mitchell Center. Forty local schools will bring robots to compete. Family-friendly event open to the public. For more information visit jubileebest.org.
First Sunday Outdoor Market
Sunday, October 6, 12 – 4 p.m. at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. Runs monthly on first Sunday through May. Local handmade arts and crafts, farmer’s market items, food trucks, and unique gifts. For more information call (251) 621-0782.
Baldwin Clean Sweep
Saturday, October 5, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free day to discard of any unwanted debris and waste to at Magnolia Landfill, the MacBride Landfill, the Bay Minette Transfer Station and the Eastfork Landfill. For more information about Baldwin Clean Sweep 2019 visit www.baldwincountyal.gov.
Rocking for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Saturday, October 5, 9-5 p.m. at The Grounds. Motivational speakers, shopping, give-a-ways. CEU’s offered. For more information please contact Gina Scott at (251) 533-6092.
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church Courtyard (1707 Government St.). Bring your beloved pets to be blessed by Father Thomas Heard, Rector, in the church courtyard. For more info contact the church office at 251-479-5474, check St. John’s Facebook page, or the church website www.stjohnsmobile.org.
Halloween train rides
Now through October 31, 5-7 p.m. Wales West. Come ride an authentic steam train to the Haunted Barn, enjoy a haunted maze and kid-friendly Pumpkin Patch. Decorate your free pumpkin to take home, enjoy the miniature train ride, hay-free hayride, cafe and petting zoo/pony rides. The kid-friendly Pumpkin Patch Express runs from 5-7 p.m., and the Scary Night Train begins at 7 p.m. Guests may preorder tickets online and pick up at the station, or purchase at the railroad for $15; ages 2 and under are free. For more information visit www.waleswest.com.
Worship and Potluck
Tuesday, October 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Fairhope United Methodist Church. Join us for the final “Path to Peace Pot Luck of 2019.” For more information visit http://www.pathtopeaceal.com/ or FaceBook www.facebook.com/PathToPeaceAL/ or contact Rev. Chris Peters” email@example.com.
Bullying Awareness Night
Thursday, October 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Daphne United Methodist Church. In partnership with Alta Pointe Health Services, the Sheriff’s Office, and the District Attorney’s Office, the Baldwin County Public School System. Speakers for the program will include Sheriff Hoss Mack, District Attorney Bob Wilters, and State Representative Alan Baker. The featured keynote speaker will be Ms. Monique Davis, mother of Jamari Terrell Williams, the student for whom the new bullying law in the state of Alabama is named. The event is free and open to the public.
Paint Party at Bellingrath
Thursday, October 10, 6-8 p.m. Paint your favorite Bellingrath Gardens scenes and flowers during this special evening Paint Party with artists Renee Wallace and Janie Brown. Registration is required in advance; to register, call 251-459-8868. The fee is $30, which includes all supplies. For more information visit https://bellingrath.org/
Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. beneath the Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge. The celebration will include free food and live music, and have educational stations that include the Mobile County Book Mobile, Public Lab Balloon Mapping, Clotilda Descendants, African drumming, driftwood art making and the U.S. Navy, among others. For questions or additional information, contact Darron Patterson, firstname.lastname@example.org, at 251-604-0700.
Fall Lunch Cruise
Saturday, October 12, 10:30 p.m. Historic Blakeley State Park invites you to join us for a special site-seeing cruise through the Delta combined with a seafood lunch the Bluegill Restaurant. Cruise tickets are $39.99 (includes lunch). For more information to go the events page at www.blakeleypark.com or call (251) 626-0798 Ext. 2.
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/
First Monday of each month September thru May at The Orange Beach Community Center. Meeting begins with social hour at 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. and special program at 7 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish to serve 8-10 persons. For more information call (251) 981-6060.
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.
Mega Musical Chairs
Friday, October 4, 6 pm – 9 pm, The Grounds. The fundraiser where you play for your charity and enjoy a competitive game of musical chairs. All proceeds of the fundraiser go to the winner’s non‑profit charity of choice. Admission: $5 In Advance | $7 At the Door. For more information visit https://www.southalabama.edu/org/aed/megamusicalchairs.html
Dog River Fishing Tournament
Saturday, October 5, Grand Mariner Marina (6036 Rock Point Road). Lines in a 6 a.m. weigh station open at p.m. All proceeds benefit Dog River Clearwater Revival. For more information and to register visit https://dogriver.org/events/fundraisers/the-dog-river-fishing-tournament/
Rubber Ducky Regatta
Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cooper Riverside Park. Ten thousand “adopted” rubber duckies race to the finish line. Winner receives a cruise for two on the Carnival Fantasy. Rubber duck adoptions are available online at rubberduckyregatta.com. All proceeds directly benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile.
Team Trivia Fundraiser
Saturday, October 5, 6 p.m. at Christ the King Church (Main Street in downtown Daphne). The Daphne Knights of Columbus is sponsoring their seventh annual Team Trivia Fundraiser that includes a pulled-pork BBQ dinner followed by a live trivia game with $1050 in cash prizes. Optional 50/50 Split-the-Pot raffle. Teens welcomed. Only 264 tickets will be sold for this popular event (sold-out last year). Cost is $20 per person (if purchased beforehand), or $25 at the door. Teens welcomed. To purchase tickets, call 251-648-2471.
The Bras Across the CAUSEway
Saturday, October 12, Meaher State Park. 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Registration is open through October 10th. If you are interested in registering to run, walk or support our athletes, please visit our Eventbrite page to register. During the event, participating restaurants will donate a portion of their sales for the local breast cancer patients at The Breast Center at Providence Hospital. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/brasacrossthecauseway.
“Race for Hope”
Saturday, October 12, 8 a.m. Dumas Wesley Community Center (126 Mobile St.). Race info, race registration, donation, sponsorship, volunteer links are at http://RaceForHope.info. Hosted by City Hope Church. Tickets: $20 until Oct. 11; $30 day of race. Race proceeds will benefit the Dumas Wesley Community Center outreach services.
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.
Palaemon Press exhibit
Now through end of September at Rodning Gallery, Marx Library, USA. Celebrating Southern literary and book arts tradition featuring Eudora Welty’s Twenty Photographs. For more information call 251-460-7025.
“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.
Yoga in the Gardens
Thursday, October 3, 5 to 7 p.m. Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Guests are invited to take part in a yoga session on the Great Lawn from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., led by Mary Sergeant, a Fairhope resident who completed her 200 hours of Registered Yoga Teacher Training at Glow Yoga in Mobile. The event will include complimentary drinks and snacks. Admission is $14, which includes the yoga session and admission to the Gardens. Guests are asked to wear comfortable clothing and to bring a yoga mat and a towel. For details, please visit bellingrath.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.
Climate Advocate Training
Thursday, October 8, 2 – 5 p.m. at Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship (1150 Fairhope Ave.) Hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) for people interested in climate solutions. To RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/events/599210793943972 or mobilebayalcatw.eventbrite.com. For more information on CCL and its proposed legislation, visit https://citizensclimatelobby.org/.
Understanding Ancient Diseases
Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. at Foley Public Library. Genealogist Cindy Procter Barber offers a presentation on how to decipher death documents and identify the impacts of ancient diseases on our ancestors. For more information visit http://www.baldwingenealogy.org or find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/459121028219905/. Meetings are free and open to the 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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