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.
Garden Brothers Circus
This year’s production of Garden Brothers Circus features elephants, aerial acts, contortions and more on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 4:30 p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office, open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit GardenBrosCircus.com.
Martha Hall Foose at MPL
Join us for an evening with Southern chef and storyteller Martha Hall Foose Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. at the Ben May Main Library. Foose will discuss her culinary work on the film adaptation of “The Help.” Light refreshments and book signing. Call 251-208-7079.
Ducks Unlimited BBQ
Mobile Chapter of Ducks Unlimited’s annual banquet will be Thursday, Sept. 27, at Moe’s Original Bar B Que downtown (701 Springhill Ave.), 6-10 p.m. Tickets at the door or online at ducks.org/alabama/events or call 228-364-2672 or email@example.com.
Hummingbird & South social
Join us Sept. 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. to celebrate the merger of Southern View Media and Hummingbird Ideas (1102 Dauphin St., Suite A). There will be free food, drinks, games, a photo booth and networking. Visit hummingbirdideas.com.
Fairhope Outdoor Fall Farmers Market
Enjoy live music and a variety of vegetables, herbs, produce, flowers and children’s activities. Hosted by the city of Fairhope, Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. through Nov. 8 in downtown Fairhope.
Spanish Fort market days
Join us for the Spanish Fort Market each Saturday through Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to noon, in front of the Spanish Fort Community Center.
Fall sunset cruise
Take a cruise through the waterways of the lower Mobile-Tensaw Delta. The two-hour tour departs from the Blakeley dock Friday, Sept. 28, at 5:45 p.m. Tickets cost $29 for adults, $19 for children 6-12. To reserve, call 251-626-0798. Visit the events page at blakeleypark.com.
Rob Schneider at the Saenger
Rob Schneider first came to prominence on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and has starred in some of the top comedy features of the past 20 years. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre. Visit ticketmaster.com or at the Saenger Theatre box office Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Apple snail roundup
Bring your own canoe, kayak or small boats and help us remove this invasive species from Three Mile Creek. Wear comfortable clothing. Cleanup tools, safety items and drinks will be provided. Contact Chad Chappell, cchappell@mobilebaykeeper or call 251-433-4229.
End-of-summer pool day
Franklin Primary Health Center will have open pool time Saturday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 6, 8:30-10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon at the J.R. Thomas Wellness, Fitness and Rehabilitation Center, located next to Franklin Medical Mall. Lifeguard will be on duty and pool house facility available. Call Lisa Griggs, 251-432-7189.
Come enjoy free, family-friendly pop-up events including music, games and other activities Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and Oct. 28, 2-5 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park. The Sept. 30 event is “Just Add Water” and the park will be turned into a free mini waterpark with music by DJ Johnny Boy. Visit specialeventsmobile.org.
Food truck Sunday at CUMC
Bring the whole family and join us for food trucks, music by Laurie Anne La Armour, fellowship and pumpkins as we celebrate the opening day of The Pumpkin Patch at Christ United Methodist Church. Bring your picnic blankets, frisbees, footballs and yard games from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit christunited.com.
“Growing Up in the Port City”
Writing from the heart of Mobile, Frye Gaillard and Roy Hoffman, authors born and raised in Mobile, will discuss how growing up in the Port City shaped their perspectives and careers as writers. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m. at the Ben May Main Library. Light refreshments and book signing. Call 251-208-7097.
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. 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.
Downtown Get Down
The Hargrove Foundation is hosting a block party festival, Downtown Get Down, at Cathedral Square Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Live music from The Underhill Family Orchestra (Boo Ray opening), food from local restaurants and food truck vendors, drinks, kids’ zone area, lawn games and more. All proceeds will benefit the Hargrove Foundation for STEM related initiatives in the area. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com
“Healthcare Hauntings II”
The Mobile Medical Museum’s fall fundraising event, “Healthcare Hauntings,” will transform one of Mobile’s oldest homes with several “health care horror” scenarios, including grave robbers, sadistic dentists and chainsaw-wielding surgeons. Friday, Sept. 28, 8-10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 29, 1-3 p.m. for visitors under age 18. Visit mobilemedicalmuseum.org/events
Brisket for Blue
Support our first responders Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Guy T. Smith Lodge (6715 Dauphin Island Parkway). Food and family activities. Tickets: $10 for adults and children over 10; children 6-10, $5 (children 5 and under free). Net proceeds will be split evenly between the Policeman’s Benevolent Fund and Fireman’s Safety Fund. Call Mobile Fire-Rescue Department, 251-208-7163.
Fix-It Fest 2018
A benefit for the Friends of Mobile Animal Shelter featuring Jamie Lynn Vessels and David Brouillette at The Listening Room of Mobile, 78 St. Francis St. Friday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m. $20 per person.
Fire Prevention 5K and fun run
Spanish Fort Fire Rescue Fire will be hosting its 3rd annual Fire Prevention 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m. at Meaher State Park. This is a family event that raises money for the fire prevention program and helps purchase teaching material and handouts for the public. Find us on Facebook @SpanishFortFireRescue.
Hound Dog Music Fest
The 2nd annual benefit for the Baldwin Humane Society, Hound Dog Music Fest, will be Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Hidden Lake Barn and Chapel in Silverhill. Barn doors open at 2 p.m. Performers include The Marlow Boys, The Leaving Brothers and The Modern Eldorados. Visit the Baldwin Humane Society Facebook page or go to BaldwinHumane.org.
“Godspell” at USA
Theatre USA will open its 2018-19 season with the musical “Godspell.” The production runs Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 4-6 with 7:30 p.m. performances (except Sunday, Sept. 30, matinee at 2 p.m.) at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on the USA. Contact USA Theatre & Dance office, 251-460-6305.
“Who Shot JR?”
Join us Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. at Mobile’s Carnival Museum (355 Government St.) for 2.5 hours of hilarity by the Mobile Mystery Dinner Players. Visit mobilemysterydinners.com or call 251-232-9084; $62 per person with meal, $35.32 without meal.
Spanish Fort Community Center will host a fall concert on Sunday, Sept. 30, beginning at 5 p.m. with Art Guild Show and Mobile Pops Concert at 6 p.m.
Auditions for “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”
Chickasaw Civic Theatre will present “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley” in December. Auditions will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, and Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Chickasaw Civic Theatre. No preparation is necessary. Please call or email Nedra Bloom at 251-463-43827 or email@example.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.
“The Animation Academy” at the Exploreum
The Gulf Coast Exploreum, in conjunction with the Autism Society of Alabama, invites you to a sensory-friendly experience in a new fall exhibit, “The Animation Academy.” Sunday, Sept. 30, 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost $8 per person (same price for adults or children; Exploreum members only pay $5 for IMAX). Admission taken at the door the day of the event. Visit exploreum.com/exhibits/
“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.
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.
Marine debris removal
Weeks Bay Reserve is hosting a Marine Debris and Microplastics 101 workshop Wednesday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at the Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center. Free to the public, includes lunch and a boat ride. Call 251-928-9792 or visit bit.ly/MarineDebrisWorkshop.
Medicare Open Enrollment seminars
The Mobile Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Area Agency on Aging/SHIP to offer free seminars on Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, to better understand Medicare choices. Locations and dates include: Newhouse Park & Community Center (2960 Alston Drive) Sept. 28, Oct. 10 or Nov. 16. Stott Park Community Center (2150 Demetropolis Road) Oct. 5, Oct. 26 or Nov. 30. Laun Park & Community Center (5401 Windmill Drive) Oct. 5 or Nov. 2. Mitternight Park & Community Center (5310 Colonial Oaks Drive) Nov. 9. Call 251-208-1610.
Society of American Period Furniture Makers Gulf Coast Chapter presents Ronnie Young (Cartouche Winner) leading a woodworking workshop, “Building a Federal Period Cellarette” Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshop will be held at 3600 Pelham Drive in Mobile, 36619. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Registration info at facebook.com/
Personal Finance for Dummies
Learn how to build a solid financial house starting with the basics — income protection, emergency fund, debt elimination, budget and savings. Registration strongly encouraged. Facilitator is Roy Davis, regional vice president for Primerica. Monday, Oct. 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ben May Main Library. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-208-7078 or 251-208-7085.
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