Dill Lecture Series

Mark your calendars for Sept. 23-24, as we welcome Jim Wallis — bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, and international commentator on ethics and public life — as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Dill Lecture Series at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church.

He will deliver the message during morning worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, and give a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening, which will be followed by a book signing and reception. All events are free and open to the public.

On Monday morning at 9 a.m. he will give a lecture on public discipleship, which will be followed by a response from community leaders including Mayor Sandy Stimpson, County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood, Chamber of Commerce President Bill Sisson, and the Rev. Michael Pierce, Executive Director of MLK Avenue Redevelopment Corporation.

All events will be held at Dauphin Way and are offered without charge to the entire community.

The Dill Lecture Series was established in 2013 by Dauphin Way United Methodist Church Foundation to honor Dr. Stephen Dill and his wife Ruth for their 40 years of service to the church and to the community.  The Lecture Series brings to Mobile esteemed speakers to offer their insights and inspiration to the Dauphin Way congregation and to the community at large.

For additional information, please contact Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, 1507 Dauphin St., at 251-471-1511, or visit dauphinwayumc.org.



Archaeology after hours
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, beginning at 4 p.m., USA Archaeology Museum will offer 20-minute introductory guided tours at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call 251-460-6106.

Meditation lecture and dinner
“Meditation & Decision Making for the Dilemmas of Life” with meditation instructor Venerable Dr. Nicholas. Wednesday, Sept, 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at USA Marx Library Auditorium. Meditation introduction, guided meditation and wisdom lecture, with dinner to follow. Free, RSVP requested at meditationcenterofalabama.weebly.com.

Roxane Gay reading, book signing
Free reading by Roxane Gay, author of “Bad Feminist” and “Hunger,” Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. at the University of South Alabama Student Center, 350 Campus Drive in Mobile. For more information, email cpence@southalabama.edu.

GulfQuest educator preview night
Teachers are invited to explore GulfQuest at a private, educator-only event on Thursday, Sept. 13. Preview exhibits, complimentary refreshments and register for a free field trip. Call Amy Raley, 251-202-6311.

State Pilotage Commission
The Alabama State Pilotage Commission will hold a public meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at 201 N. Jackson St., Mobile. Call 251-471-1393.

Downtown Mobile Alliance annual luncheon
The Downtown Mobile Alliance will hold its annual luncheon Friday, Sept. 14, 12:30 p.m. at the Battle House Hotel. Featuring keynote speaker Jeff Speck, noted urban planner and thinker. Find tickets at dmaannualluncheon.brownpapertickets.com.

Sisterhood Conference
South Coast Church will host “Sisterhood Conference 2018” Sept. 14-15 at 1000 S. Cody Road. Sisterhood is a growing movement of women who want to make a difference in their local and global communities. Visit southcoastmobile.com for tickets.

Meditation retreat at The Grand
Calm your mind, learn to live mindfully and relax your soul at The Grand Hotel Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Sept. 14-16. Sessions are Friday, 5:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special nightly rates for retreat participants. Visit grandhotelretreat.weebly.com for full details.

3rd annual Massacre Island Pirate Event
The 6th Alabama Cavalry Buccaneers and Historic Fort Gaines will host the 3rd annual Massacre Island Pirate Event Sept. 15-16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events include flintlock pistol duels, pirate tug-o-war, swashbuckling sword play and treasure hunt for kids ages 12 and under. Ages 13 and up $8, ages 5-12 $4.00, children under 4 free. Call 251-861-6992 for more information.

Alabama Coastal Cleanup
The 31st Alabama Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, Sept. 15, 8 a.m. to noon. Cleanup supplies are provided, and volunteers who arrive early will receive a free T-shirt. There are almost 20 cleanup zones in Baldwin County alone, including Fairhope Pier, May Day Park and 5 Rivers Delta. To see each zone, visit www.AlabamaCoastalCleanup.com.

Inagural Recovery Festival
Recovery Fest 2018 celebrating National Recovery Month will be Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to noon at Battleship Memorial Park. A day filled with fellowship, food, music, kids’ activities, inspiring stories of recovery and more. Contact South Alabama Mental Wellness Conference, 251-404-3924.

Abba Shrine Craft Show
Come see crafts, vendors, antiques and attic items for sale at the Abba Shriners Craft & Attic Show, Sept. 15-16 at the Abba Shrine Center. Bring a new toy for a chance at a door prize. Concessions available (cash only for admission and concessions). Contact Elsie Davis, 251-895-3821.

“Sherlock Holmes and the Haunted Theatre”
Commedia del Arte performs Saturday, Sept. 15, 5 p.m. at Copper Kettle Tea Bar (106 N. Chicago St., Foley). Admission is $10, children under 5 admitted free. Seating limited, reservations encouraged. Call 251-510-0654, visit www.commediadelarte.org or find us on Facebook at Commedia del Arte of Mobile.

The Power of a Sista’s Story
Join us for an afternoon of women’s fellowship, networking, food, fun and special guests Kenyetta Burrell and Pastor Pamela Bell.  Felix’s Fish Camp, Saturday, Sept. 15, noon to 2:30 p.m. Register today, limited seating. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

Writing group meets Saturday
Dr. Philip L. Levin will be the guest speaker at the Baldwin Writers Group on Sept. 15, 10 a.m., at the Daphne Library. Dr. Levin will advise writers on self-publishing and promoting their works of fiction and nonfiction. Contact Nolan White at kudzu2cactus@yahoo.com or 251-459-3022.

History Museum Educator Preview Day
Teachers, media specialists, administrators, counselors and school support staff are invited to a free preview of the History Museum of Mobile’s fall/winter 2018 exhibition, “Mystery of the Mayan Medallion,” on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. Free refreshments. Professional development credit. Make a reservation at 251-301-0270.

Indoor Market at Central
Every Saturday morning during September from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., an indoor market will be held at Central Presbyterian Church (corner of Dauphin and Ann streets). Come shop indoors in air conditioning and #supportlocal artisans, bakers and craftsmen. Email eventsatcentral@gmail.com.     

Coffee with the Chamber
Come by the SouthWest Mobile County Chamber on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 a.m. for coffee and networking. Held at the Tillman’s Corner Community Center (5055 Carol Plantation Road), attendees are asked to give a short introduction about their business and bring business cards. Free. RSVP 251-666-2488 or info@swmcchamber.com.

68th annual Baldwin County Cattle & Fair
The fair begins Tuesday, Sept. 18, and runs through Sept. 23, opening daily at 4 p.m. at the Baldwin County Coliseum (19477 Fairground Road, Robertsdale). Pay once ($12) for admission Tuesday through Thursday; and $7 per day Friday and Saturday (includes free parking). Visit baldwincofair.com or call 251-947-3247.


12th annual “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile on Thursday, Sept. 13, 5:30-9 p.m. at Mobile Government Plaza. An evening for women 21 and up, complete with heavy hors d’oeuvres from local chefs and restaurants. Visit rmhcmobile.org/girls or call Ronald McDonald House, 251-694-6873.

The Wharf Uncorked
Join us for the fifth annual The Wharf Uncorked Food & Drinks Festival, Sept. 13-15, at The Wharf in Orange Beach. The three-day event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, live entertainment, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality. This event will raise funds for Make-A-Wish Alabama. Visit thewharfuncorked.com.

Jubilee Race for Life
Saturday, Sept. 15, at Christ the King in Daphne. The event benefits Bayside Medical Missions to provide corrective surgeries for persons of limited financial resources. Day of Race registration opens at 6:30 a.m.  The 5K starts at 8 a.m. and Fun Run follows at 9 a.m. Visit: BaysideMedicalMissions.org or call 251-928-4248.

11th annual GO Run
On Saturday, Sept. 15, the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute will host the 11th annual GO Run presented by the Catranis Family Charitable Foundation at the University of South Alabama on the Mitchell Center Lawn. The 5K is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. directly in front of the Moulton Tower, and the 1-mile Fun Run will follow at 9 a.m. All proceeds from the GO Run will be used to support cutting-edge research at Mitchell Cancer Center. Contact Carol McPhail at 251-445-9610.


Penelope House benefit
Saenger Theatre presents “Sounds of Purple — A Concert for Penelope House” on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Purple represents domestic violence awareness. The event will partner awareness for this cause with music. Doors open at 5 p.m. For ticket information visit mobilesaenger.com.

MCM 58th season
The Mobile Chamber Music 58th season begins, Sunday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. at Laidlaw Auditorium on the USA Campus with The Argus String Quartet. To see the entire season and purchase tickets visit mobilechambermusic.org.

Rebecca Mindock faculty oboe recital
The University of South Alabama Department of Music will present a faculty oboe recital featuring Dr. Rebecca Mindock, Dr. Thomas Rowell and Dr. Doreen Lee on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Tickets will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty and staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens.

“The Faces of India”
University of South Alabama Libraries announce the opening of a new exhibit, “The Faces of India” by Jelena Kryschun, in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Marx Library. Through Sept. 30. Contact Paula Webb, 251-461-1993.

Garden sketch club
Visit Mobile Botanical Gardens every Friday10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for a relaxing time sketching in the gardens. All levels of experience welcome. General admission is $5 for nonmembers.


“Mystery of the Mayan Medallion”
The secrets of an ancient world await at the History Museum of Mobile beginning Friday, Sept.14, 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 www.exploreum.com.

“National Parks Adventure” at Exploreum
A trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most naturally beautiful places becomes the ultimate off-trail adventure in MacGillivray Freeman Films’ “National Parks Adventure” narrated by Robert Redford. Visit www.exploreum.com.

Thursdays at MMoA
Every Thursday from 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.


Baldwin County Golf Classic
The sixth annual Baldwin County Education Coalition Golf Classic tees off Sept. 13 at Rock Creek Golf Club in Fairhope. Presented by Baldwin County Sewer Service, this premier golf tournament is the coalition’s sole fundraiser and additional sponsorship is sought, as well as team players. This year’s tournament festivities will include a complimentary lunch, dinner and beverages. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. 

Mobile H.O.G. meeting
Harley-Davidson H.O.G. Club meets the third Saturday at 9 a.m. every month at Mobile Bay Harley-Davidson, 3260 Pleasant Valley Road, Mobile. The next meeting will be Sept. 15 at 9 a.m.

Adult Soccer
South Alabama Adult Soccer starts their fall season on Sunday, Sept. 16. Games are played at Sage Park on Sundays. For adults over 18. Call 251-458-3530 or visit sasasoccer.com.

MRD fall classes
Mobile Recreation Department is starting fall classes the week of Sept. 10. Activities include: Pound, a new exercise class fusing cardio interval training and drumming; Lessons in Guitar, Piano & Strings; Candlelit Yoga, Piyo Tone; and Small Group Personal Fitness Training. And don’t forget the Table Club. Call 251-208-1662.

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 for more information. 

Keep your brain sharp
The Mobile Bridge Center (1510 S. University Blvd.) will offer free bridge lessons weekly, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Contact mobilebridgeclub@comcast.net or Mickey Groggel at 251-377-0322.\

Bingo at Via!
Every Tuesday and Thursday1-3 p.m., at Via! Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St., 251-478-3311. Open to the public.


Lunch and learn
Monday, Sept. 17, Realtalk Lunch & Learn topic will be “Community Engagement” with Dr. Raoul Richardson, Baheth R&D Laboratories at Goodwill Easter Seals, 2440 Gordon Smith Drive. Contact realtalkmwal@gmail.com or call 251-404-3924.

Stop the Bleed
Learning to control bleeding is an essential skill that anyone can apply to save lives, just like CPR. The University Hospital Division of Acute Care Surgery will be offering free Stop the Bleed courses to members of the community Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. at USA Health University Hospital.  Space is limited. To pre-register, visit usahealthsystem.com/enroll.

Orphan care ministries
Come and learn about foster care and adoption ministries at a full-day seminar, “Everyone Can Do Something,” on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. at Mars Hill Church. The cost is $15 with lunch and and a copy of “Everyone Can Do Something” included. Visit lifelinechild.org for registration information.