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.
The Mobile Pops opens its fall season Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. at The Mobile County Bicentennial Pavilion in Medal of Honor Park. Join us as we play classic compositions sure to excite all music fans. Mobile Pops concerts are free to the public. Visit themobilepops.com.
Lecture for “A Poisoned Life”
The Historic Mobile Preservation Society will host a 6 p.m. presentation on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the historic Cox-Deasy House at 1115 Palmetto St. Author Rick Hutto will be the featured speaker and his book “A Poisoned Life” will be available for purchase and signing. Visit historicmobile.org/events.
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 Thursday, Sept. 20, at 4:30 p.m. Free refreshments. Professional development credit. Make a reservation at 251-301-0270.
Fall book sale
The Friends of Daphne Public Library will host a fall book sale on Friday, Sept. 21 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Saturday, Sept. 22 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Buy one, get one free (of equal or lesser value). There will be a silent auction in the book shop (closes Saturday, 1 p.m.). Visit daphnelibrary.org.
Kids fishing day
The annual event takes place Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to noon at Safe Harbor Pond/Weeks Bay Foundation, on U.S. Highway 98 across from the Weeks Bay Reserve. This is a free opportunity for children 15 and younger to cast a line in a safe and fun stocked pond. Fishing gear and bait provided for children who do not have their own. Call 251-990-5004 or visit weeksbay.org.
Family Day at USA Archaeology
Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 22, noon to 3 p.m., at USA Archaeology Museum for “A JUBILEE!” Family Day. This event will feature a read-aloud and book signing by author Karyn Tunks at 1 p.m. Families can join us before or after the read-aloud for fun craft activities. Free and open to everyone. Visit southalabama.edu/org/
Serda Brewing Oktoberfest will be Saturday, Sept. 22, 4-11 p.m. Keg tapping ceremony, beer mile, contests and live music with Blue Eyed Bandit. Entry is free. Visit serdabrewing.com for more information.
Mobile Fashion Week 2018
The Fort of Colonial Mobile will host the seventh year of fashion week Saturday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. From models to designers, makeup artists to hairstylists, bringing them all together to support Camp Rap-A-Hope. Online tickets $30 or $40 at the door.
Library Card Sign-Up Month
This month, Daphne Public Library is joining with the American Library Association and libraries nationwide in Library Card Sign-Up Month, to encourage parents, caregivers and students to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning. For more information about how to sign up for a library card, visit the Daphne Public Library in person or online at daphnelibrary.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Steinway gala
The Project Steinway Gala, set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, in the newly renovated Lois Jean Delaney Auditorium on the Murphy High School campus, will help fund the purchase of a nine-foot grand piano and a choral room piano. Tickets will be sold at the door for $25 each. Call 251-930-1082 or visit steinwayes.com.
“The White Party”
Fairhope Brewing Co. and the Junior Auxiliary of the Eastern Shore will host “The White Party” Friday, Sept. 21, 6-10 p.m. All ticket sales and silent auction items go directly back to children and families in the Eastern Shore community. Tickets are $25 and include admission and food truck. Find us on Facebook @
Join us Thursday, Sept. 20, 5:30-9 p.m. for “The Throwdown,” where five local artists will compete to create works of art in just 90 minutes. Hosted by Mobile Arts Council at 23 East (1886 5th St. in the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley), all pieces are auctioned off and the piece with the highest bid is declared the winner. Purchase tickets online at mobilearts.org.
Jubilee Festival of the Arts
Olde Towne Daphne comes alive with art, food and entertainment for the 30th annual Jubilee Festival of Arts Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free. Visit thejubileefestival.com.
“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 Friday, 10 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.
Museum Day at Condé-Charlotte
The Condé-Charlotte Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, Sept. 22, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. Visit condecharlotte.com.
USS Alabama Museum Day
Smithsonian Magazine is offering free museum admission during its annual Museum Day Saturday, Sept. 22. To obtain free tickets to Battleship Memorial Park, visit ussalabama.com to register. Two tickets will be issued per registered adult. Tickets are valid on Saturday, Sept. 22, only.
“Mystery of the Mayan Medallion”
The 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.
“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 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.
Gulf Coast Challenge
The inaugural “Gulf Coast Challenge Powered by the Mobile Sports Authority” football game will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game is preceded by events throughout the week including a college and career fair, free concert featuring Doug E. Fresh, second line procession, parade and more. For more information, read “Upon Further Review” by J. Mark Bryant in this issue of Lagniappe.
Bingo at Via!
Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Open to the public. VIA! Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St., Mobile, 251-478-3311.
Marion Deane Drummond Lecture Series
Saturday, Sept. 22, will launch this series at the Mobile Botanical Gardens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dr. Brian Axsmith will speak in the morning and Dr. Dave Creech in the afternoon. Food by Georgia Rouses Catering. Members $30, nonmembers $35. Visit mobilebotanicalgardens.org.
Marriages end, families don’t
Lifelines Counseling Services will host “Helping Children Cope with Divorce,” an educational program that focuses on how effective parenting can lessen the negative impact of divorce and parental separation on children. Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-10 p.m. at 705 Oak Circle Drive East. Sign up online at lifelinesmobile.org.
Develop spending plans, money management skills and other goal-setting techniques. Monday, Sept. 24, 6-7 p.m. at Lifelines (705 Oak Circle Drive E.). Due to limited space, call 251-602-0011 to register.
“The She Economy”
The Mobile Chamber of Commerce will host a free workshop for small business owners focusing on women-owned businesses Wednesday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m. at Bishop State Community College Main Campus. Call 251-721-0458 for more information.
Free Real Estate Career Seminar
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5:30-7 p.m. at Keller Williams Daphne and Orange Beach. Call Donna Taylor, 251-607-8800.
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 are the 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.
Satsuma City Council: First and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m. City Hall, 5464 Old Highway 43, 251-675-1440.
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