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Calendar of Events: November 7 – 13, 2018

Calendar of Events: November 7 – 13, 2018

Veteran’s Day at Blakeley
On Saturday, Nov. 10, Blakeley State Park will offer special events including lectures focused on the Civil War era, artillery demonstration and cruises. The “Civil War on the Eastern Shore” cruise begins at 9 a.m. Tickets cost $29 per adult and $19 for kids age 6-12. Visit blakeleypark.com/events.


Christening ceremony
The Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will host a vessel christening ceremony at the GulfQuest National Maritime Museum/Cooper Riverside Park Amphitheater at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, for the Corps survey vessel Damrell. Reception to follow, with vessel available for touring until 1 p.m. Call 251-690-2505 or email cesam-pa@usace.army.mil.

YoPro social
YoPro Mobile will host two local leaders — Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson and Mike Rogers of Rogers Willard Inc. — for the November Social on Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m. at Heron Lakes Country Club. Learn about future plans for the city. Admission is free for active members of YoPro Mobile. Tickets available at yopromobile.com.

Red Shoe Brew 2018
Join the Red Shoe Society for the 4th annual Red Shoe Brew on Thursday, Nov. 8, 5-8 p.m. at Ronald McDonald House (1626 Springhill Ave.). Beer, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, entertainment, prizes, house tours and more. Admission is free but donations to the -A-Night Fund will be accepted. Visit rhoesocietymobile.org or call 251-694-6873.

Grand opening at Franklin Primary
Join us for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Charles White Family Health Center (990 Cody Road, N.) Thursday, Nov. 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The free event will feature facility tours, meet-and-greets and light refreshments. Visit franklinprimary.org.

“Murder — What a Drag!!”
Mobile Mystery Dinners’ next performance will be Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. at Central Presbyterian. Murder has cast the final vote and for someone at the drag queen pageant the final curtain has fallen. Advance reservations are required, visit mobilemysterydinners.com.

Kindness rocks!
World Kindness Day is Nov.13, and the Theodore Oaks Branch of the Mobile Public Library will celebrate with many fun events now through Nov. 13. All can be done “on the fly,” with no registration needed. Call 251-653-5012.         

Veteran’s Day at Blakeley
On Saturday, Nov. 10, Blakeley State Park will offer special events including lectures focused on the Civil War era, artillery demonstration and cruises. The “Civil War on the Eastern Shore” cruise begins at 9 a.m. Tickets cost $29 per adult and $19 for kids age 6-12. Visit blakeleypark.com/events.

Gears Beers 2018
Join us Saturday, Nov. 10, for the 4th annual Gears and Beers at The Fort of Colonial Mobile. Gears Beers is a fundraiser benefiting the Delta Bike Project in Mobile. There will be an 8.1-mile Beignet Buster, a 30-mile Swamp Romp, a 63-mile Mystic Metric and the Bayou 100 Century. Visit racesonline.com/events/gearsandbeers.

Fall Festival at Dayspring
Everyone is invited to Dayspring’s Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. at Dayspring Baptist (2200 Cody Road, S.). There will be food, inflatables, pony rides, face paint, hayrides, a rock wall and much more. Free and open to the public.

Veterans Day at the battleship
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park is paying tribute to the 100th anniversary of World War I during this year’s observance, with a weekend filled with special events and traditional patriotic celebrations Saturday, Nov. 10, through Monday, Nov. 12. Admission is free for children through age 5, $6 for children ages 6-11 and $15 for 12 and over. Call 251-433-2703 or visit the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park Facebook page.

Magnolia Cemetery tour
Tighe Marston, director of Magnolia Cemetery, will host a two-hour walking tour of Magnolia Cemetery Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. Marston will discuss the historic persons buried there. Tour is free, but attendance is limited to 30-50 people.  Send a confirmation email to mobilealabamacreoles@gmail.com.

Veterans Outpatient Clinic opening
Come celebrate the grand opening of the Veterans Recovery Resources Outpatient Clinic and Administration Building (1156 Springhill Ave.) Thursday, Nov 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ribbon-cutting event will include remarks from community leaders and veterans, followed by tours of the facility and catering by Saucy-Q’s BBQ. Free of charge.

The Market at The Pillars
An afternoon of shopping with local farmers, makers, bakers, crafters and artists on Sunday, Nov. 11, at noon. Live music and more than 50 local vendors. Local eats and specialty drinks. Pet friendly and kid approved. Visit thepillarsofmobile.com.

NEST annual luncheon
Join us for the 2018 NEST of Mobile Annual Luncheon Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Spring Hill College, Byrne Hall. Since 2016 the luncheon has raised nearly $80,000 to support NEST in matching teams of mentors with referrals from the Mobile County Juvenile Court. Tickets cost $50 and sponsorship packages are available. Please call 251-604-3131 or email info@nestofmobile.org.

Elevate 251
Join executive coach K.L. Moore Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at The Container Yard for networking, a seminar presentation and interactive discussion of “Managing Conflict in the Workplace.” Tickets available at eventbrite.com.

Fall Market in the Park
Fall market is in Cathedral Square Saturday mornings 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.


2018 Cocktails for the Coast
Join the Alabama Coastal Foundation for the 8th annual Cocktails for the Coast Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 p.m. at The Grand Hotel. Catered meals, oysters, beer and live music. Proce will benefit the foundation’s habitat restoration and environmental education programs. Purchase tickets at joinacf.org/donate.

South Wesley Cook-Off
On Thursday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. the USA Wesley Foundation will sponsor the 14th annual Cook-Off and Silent Auction at the USA Wesley Building, 5835 Old Shell Road. Benefits the program fund of the ministry. Contact the USA Wesley Foundation, 251-341-5184 or USAWesley2@gmail.com.

Bay Area Brunch Fest
Join Lifelines Counseling Services in Bienville Square on Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m to 2 p.m. for brunch samples from some of your favorite spots. Live music, bloody marys, mimosas and coffee. Advance general admission costs $15 and includes entrance to event and samplings. Tickets available at eventbrite.com.

Purse with Purpose
Our Sisters’ Closet will host is 13th annual fundraiser Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Heron Lakes Country Club. Men modeling purses for a good cause. Silent auction, cash bar; cocktail or business attire. Visit oursisterscloset.org.


This dynamic performance will feature the music of Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone and other music legends. The one-night-only performance on Thursday, Nov. 8, will launch the 2018-19 Mobile Ballet season. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center Theater. Visit mobile ballet.org.

“5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche”
Company 11 performances will be Nov. 8, 9, 15 and 6 at 8 p.m. with a matinee Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Bellingrath Hall of Central Presbyterian Church. Purchase tickets at company11.org.

The Joe Jefferson Playhouse will open “Othello” Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Written in 1604, “Othello” is one of Shakespeare’s most highly concentrated, tightly constructed tragedies, with no subplots and little humor to relieve the tension. Visit joejeffersonplayers.com.

Garden sketch club
Visit Mobile Botanical Gardens every Friday, 2-4 p.m., for a relaxing time sketching in the gardens. All levels of experience welcome. General admission is $5 for nonmembers.


“Fairhope Stories”
The Fairhope Museum of History will present “Fairhope Stories” Nov. 8-10. Consisting of 19 true stories as told by Fairhopers, with accompanying music by Rick Hirsch. Visit fairhopeal.gov/departments/museum for more information.

“Our Beloved Women”
The Marx Library at the University of South Alabama will show “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 Exploreum’s 20th anniversary with “Everest,” a film depicting the 1996 ascent of an international team of climbers. 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.


Homecoming Lunch with the Coach
Join South Alabama football Coach Steve Campbell for USA’s 2018 Homecoming Lunch on Friday, Nov. 9, at noon at the USA football field house. Cost is $20 for USA National Alumni Association members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit southalabama.edu/alumni.

Marsh Madness Fishing Tournament
Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation presents the Marsh Madness Fall Fishing Tournament at Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway Saturday, Nov. 10. Five tournament divisions in a per-boat team tournament. All people in the boat must have a signed tournament ticket. Ttickets cost $40. Visit sfeef.com.

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.


MPD recruiting
Men and women interested in becoming a Mobile police officer are invited to attend the Recruitment Open House Thursday, Nov. 8, 5-8 p.m., at the Mobile Police Academy (1251 Virginia St.). Attendees will learn about the qualifications to become a police officer, how to apply, pay and benefits, and the selection process. Officers from the SWAT Unit, Mounted Unit, Marine Detail, Motorcycle Detail and K-9 Unit as well as officers from other specialized units will be present to talk about various career paths available. Free hot dogs and refreshments will be served.

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) Nov. 30; 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.

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.

Mobile Planning Commission: First and third Thursdays at 2 p.m., 205 Government St., urban.cityofmobile.org.

Orange Beach City Council: First and third Tuesdays at 5 p.m., 4099 Orange Beach Blvd., cityoforangebeach.com.

Prichard City Council: Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 216 E. Prichard Ave., thecityofprichard.org.

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.