November 2014 Event Calendar

Ongoing

American Sport Art Museum and Archives

Located on the campus of the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, dedicated to the preservation of sports history, art, and literature. Exhibits spotlight visiting artists on a rotating basis, as well as our permanent collection of prints, sculpture, original paintings, photographs and other arts media.  Free admission.  Hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 1 Academy Drive, Daphne.  For more information call 251.626.3303 or visit www.asama.org.

 

Big Brother / Big Sister Mentors Needed

At-risk children at Summerdale School need volunteer Big Brother Big Sister mentors. “Bigs” have fun with a child one time a week, for one hour, on school grounds, during the school year by reading a story, working puzzles, playing catch, drawing, or just being a friend. Professional training and support are provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama YMCA, Inc.  For more information or to volunteer, contact Polly at 251-344-0536 ext. 104.

 

Eastern Shore Art Center

A non-profit arts organization located in beautiful downtown Fairhope, the Art Center houses four galleries with exhibits that change monthly, as well as a gallery featuring member artists’ work for sale. Admission is free. 401 Oak Street, Fairhope.  For more information call 251.928.2228 or visit www.eseartcenter.com.

 

The Exploreum

The Exploreum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. For tickets or more information visit www.exploreum.com or call

251-208-6873.  65 Government Street, Mobile. 

 

Fairhope Museum of History

The museum is full of artifacts from old Fairhope. You can see displays on Clay City, the Single Tax Association and the Civil War. You can also see personal belongings from some of Fairhope’s first families.  The museum is located in downtown Fairhope at 24 North Section Street. The museum is open Monday - Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 929-1474.

 

Marietta Johnson Museum

This museum was founded to preserve the oldest school building in Baldwin Country, which was founded in 1907 by famed educator Marietta Johnson.  Known as one of the first progressive schools in the world, the museum includes historic letters, documents, and artifacts from the school’s heyday, as well as biographical information about Marietta Johnson.  To learn more, visit www.mariettajohnson.org.  Open Mondays-Fridays from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Admission is free.  440 Fairhope Ave.  990-8601.

 

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Weeks Bay Reserve has a free educational interpretive center and two boardwalks.   The Interpretive Center houses a multitude of exhibits, habitat models, specimen collections and a diorama giving the visitor a better understanding about the value of estuaries, diversity of coastal wetlands, and a close-up look at living plants and animals of coastal Alabama.  Admission is free.  Hours are Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. 11300 US Highway 98, Fairhope.  For more information call 251.928-9792 or visit www.weeksbay.org. 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 1

Salty Worm Brackish Classic

The Salty Worm Brackish Classic is a one-of-a-kind fishing tournament in which freshwater anglers compete against salt water anglers on the same day. This is possible because of the unique ecosystem found in the Mobile Tensaw Delta. The tournament will be held at the Bluegill Restaurant on the Mobile causeway because of its location in the center of the Delta. There will be three categories including Bass, Speckled Trout, and a Combination Jackpot category. At weigh-in, each Bass angler’s three biggest bass will be weighed and each Speckled Trout angler’s three biggest trout will be weighed with cash and prizes going to those with the highest combined weights. Proceeds from the sale of tickets to both the tournament and the after party will benefit the Gaillard Family Pancreatic Cancer Research Endowment at the Mitchell Cancer Institute. The Delta Bash after party will be held at the Bluegill (375 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort) from 1:00 – 5:00. Tickets are $30 each and include live music, seafood buffet, and great door prizes.  Please visit saltyworm.org for more information.

 

Seafood, Science, & Celebrity 2014 – Gala- Dauphin Island

Join us this fall in celebrating the fourth annual Seafood, Science & Celebrity 2014 as the Gulf Coast tradition returns to Dauphin Island for a weekend’s worth of culinary heritage.  Listen to live music from the decks overlooking Mobile Bay, and embark on an exploration through Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Estuarium (101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island). Gala guests can make a stop in each region to sample a variety of Gulf Coast seafood dishes and Southern drinks from creative guest chefs and local specialty vendors. From local breweries to Mobile Bay oysters shucked on-site, the Gala sets the tone for a laid back Southern weekend. Location: Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tickets: Starting at $75 per person. Please visit visitsomo.com for more information.

 

The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival – Robertsdale

Join us November 1-2 for the Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival. Come see the castle! See jousting knights from History Channel’s “Full Metal Jousting”. Meet the King and Queen. Eat, drink, and be merry as you are entertained by jesters, jugglers, magicians, firebreathers, gypsy dancers, pirates, falconry, swordfighters, music, games, crafts and more! Tickets:  $10 Adults, $5 Kids, FREE for children 4 and under, 10:00-6:00 each day. Located at I-10 at Wilcox Road Exit 15 minutes from Mobile Bay Bridge. Please visit www.gcrf.us.

 

Second Annual Stockton Sawmill Days

Stockton, AL, home to Alabama’s first sawmill, celebrates its history and heritage. Step back in time. Enjoy live music. Watch draft animals hitched and pull logs. Enjoy our new professional lumberjack show demonstrate log‑rolling, pole‑climbing, crosscut sawing, boom‑walking, and other skills, plus a lumberjack sport camp where young and old are taught the art of log rolling and crosscut sawing by the pros. Demonstrations in basket making, spinning, weaving, and more. Bicentennial Park – 51233 Hwy. 225 N. Stockton, from 9:00-4:00.  Tickets:  Adults - $10 in advance or $15 at gate; Children (6-12) $5; under 6 free. Don’t forget your lawn chair. Please visit www.stocktonala.com or call (251) 937-3738 for more information.

 

Rileigh & Raylee Angel Ride and Concert

Join us for the 13th Annual Angel Ride and Concert at Oak Hollow Farm (14210 South Greeno Road, Fairhope). Saturday opens with the vendor expo, the custom bike show at noon, and then the ride at 2:30 p.m., when a roar fills the air as hundreds of bikers take a scenic ride through Baldwin County and along Mobile Bay.  Lynyrd Skynyrd will be performing. For more information on tickets, camping, and more, visit www.angel-ride.org.

 

GoDaddy Bowl Regatta

Join us at 9:00 a.m. at the Fairhope Yacht Club. Sailboats of 19 feet in length and greater will race on Mobile Bay for prizes and trophies. Dinner and dancing will follow an awards ceremony. Please visit godaddybowl.com for more information.

 

2014 Baldwin Bicycle Fest featuring Tour de Foley

Proceeds Benefit Foley Lions Club and Foley Kiwanis Club. Join us for a ride through southeastern Baldwin County! The rides travel through flat and rolling rural farmland in and around the beautiful towns of Foley, Robertsdale, Loxley, Summerdale, Elsanor, and Elberta. Route Categories: 3 mile Kids Ride;  10 mile on flat rural roads; 28 mile on mostly flat to rolling rural roads;  71 mile on flat, rolling, and hilly rural roads. Please check our website for a complete listing of events and ride requirements. Entry fee for adults is $40 and for kids is $10. Please visit active.com to register.

 

Fall Bazaar – Foley

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is having a fall bizarre from 9:00-2:00 featuring booths with crafts, baked goods, plants and more.  For your convenience we will have a cafe with soda, coffee desserts and hamburgers for sale.  Featuring booths with crafts, baked goods, plants and more.  For your convenience we will have a cafe with soda, coffee desserts and hamburgers for sale.  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 400 North Alston Street, Foley. Please visit stpaulsfoley.com for more information.

 

Savvy Moms Kids Resale Event

Come to the resale event and find fantastic bargains on a variety of items. The sale will take place at the Daphne Civic Center (2603 US Hwy 98) from 8:00-1:00.

 

 

Sunday, November 2

Inaugural Sunday Supper Gulf Coast benefiting the James Beard Foundation- Dauphin Island

With the help of Chris Hastings and the Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission, a celebrity crew of James Beard Award-winning chefs from across the South and beyond will come together to cook up a creatively unexpected, sea-to-fork family-style dinner featuring Gulf Coast seafood with a touch of the best available by catch. In respect to culinary traditions, the exclusive first-ever Sunday Supper Gulf Coast will take place inside the Fort’s open air “kitchen” situated next to an old-world tunnel. Sunday Supper Gulf Coast will raise funds to support the James Beard Foundation’s culinary scholarship program on the Gulf Coast. Location: Historic Fort Gaines Officers Quarters & Kitchens (51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island). 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres; 2 - 4 p.m. Seated Dinner. Tickets start at $150 per person. Please visit visitsomo.com for more information.

 

Keb’ Mo’ – the Saenger

Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ will be performing at the Saenger Theatre at 7 p.m. Please visit www.mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond at 2 - 2:30 p.m.  Free.  30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “Meet the Coywolf”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week’s movie focuses on an animal that is part coyote and part wolf. Coy by name, coy by nature: Scientists track this stealthy new hybrid predator that has adapted and evolved over a relatively short period of time. 30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort.

 

The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival – Robertsdale

See November 1 for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, November 4

5 Rivers StoryTime

Join us for 5 Rivers StoryTime “Possum Come-A-Knockin” by Nancy Van Laan from 10 - 11 a.m. The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime at 5 Rivers.  Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature based story followed by arts and crafts.  This week, a redheaded boy tries to tell family members about a possum on the porch, but when the family checks, the possum hides.  30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort.

 

5 Rivers Outdoor Adventure Night

Meet and mingle with local outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy monthly programs. Times: 6 - 7 p.m. Alabama Hiking Trail Society; 7 - 8:30 p.m. Mobile Bay Canoe and Kayak Club; 7 - 8:30 p.m. Mobile Bay Sierra Club. Free, everyone is welcome. 30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort.

 

John Butler Trio – The Saenger

The John Butler Trio with Monical Heldal will perform at the Saenger (6 S. Joachim St) at 8 p.m. Please visit www.mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

 

Wednesday, November 5

Team Warriors 4EVER

The Orange Beach TeamWarriors4EVER team has partnered with Tacky Jack’s, a local restaurant, where we will be staging a run every Wednesday. TeamWarriors4EVER is a non-profit organization aimed at raising money and awareness for wounded and/or fallen veterans and their families while promoting activity thru team and individual sports.  Time is 6:30 p.m.  For more information, visit www.teamwarriors4ever.com.

 

“Cinderella” – South Baldwin Community Theater

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Music by Richard Rodgers, Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein Adapted for stage by Tom Briggs From the Teleplay by Robert L. Freedman. Produced by special arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein.

December 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th, 7:30 p.m.

December 7th & 14th, 2:00 p.m.  South Baldwin Community Theater, 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores.  (251) 968-6721; www.sbct.biz.

 

 

Thursday, November 6

Fairhope Film Festival

The Fairhope Film Festival is a film lover’s film festival, offering participants the opportunity to see world-class award winning films in a unique, picturesque location over a four-day period from Thursday, November 6 - 9. The four festival venues, within walking distance of each other, will be located in the famous, flower-filled downtown area. In addition, there are other events planned, including moderated panels with filmmakers and industry insiders, a red carpet awards ceremony, and parties brimming with Southern hospitality.  Please visit www.fairhopefilmfestival.org for more information.

 

Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival

Grammy Award winning songwriters and the up and coming stars of tomorrow come into the spotlight to perform original songs in multiple locations from November 6-November 16 in beautiful Perdido Key, Pensacola, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores.  Festival attendees enjoy an up close and personal concert experience and are often able to learn the stories behind the songs as told by the original author.  Various Venues along the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast (AFGC).  Check the Songwriters’ Website for more details at fbisf.com.

 

Fairhope Fall Outdoor Farmer’s Market

Open 3:00 p.m. until sundown behind the Public Library on Bancroft Street. The market features local farmers, bakers, fresh produce, fresh cut flowers, local honey, plants, baked goods and more! The Fairhope Public Library will hold story times and children’s activities at 4 p.m.

 

“Cinderella” – South Baldwin Community Theater

See Nov. 5 for details.

 

 

Friday, November 7

First Friday ArtWalk - Fairhope

On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 400 plus visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors. Artwalk is held from 6 to 8 p.m. and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more information call (251) 928-2228.

 

Blue Angels Homecoming Show

The airshow this year starts with the Night Show on Friday night, and in a change from the Friday/Saturday day shows in the past, this year the day performances featuring the Blue Angels are on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is Free.  Friday Gates open at 3 p.m. - show at 4 p.m.  Saturday & Sunday gates open at 8 a.m. - show at 9 a.m.  Blues fly Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m.

National Naval Aviation Museum - viewing area, 1750 Radford Boulevard, Pensacola.  (850) 452-3604; www.navalaviationmuseum.org.

 

Chickasaw Civic Theatre presents “Driving Miss Daisy”

The Chickasaw Civic Theatre presents “Driving Miss Daisy” from November 7-16 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. This Pulitzer-prize winning, southern favorite on stage will be held in the Chickasaw Civic Theater (801 Iroquois St, Chickasaw). For more information, please call (251) 457-8887 or visit cctshows.com.

 

The Joe Jefferson Players present “Little Women”

Joe Jefferson Players present “Little Women” from November 7-23 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. 11 South Carlen Street, Mobile. For more information, please call (251) 471-1534 or visit joejeffersonplayers.com.

 

Orange Beach Elementary PTO Fall Festival

Food, beverages and cotton candy will be served. Activities include carnival games, DJ, music, dancing, face painting, as well as a silent auction fundraiser. 5 - 8 p.m. The Wharf, Orange Beach, 4900 South Wilson Boulevard, Orange Beach.  (251) 981-5662;

www.orangebeachelementary.com.  Please visit our Orange Beach Elementary Facebook page for more information and Admission prices.

 

“Cinderella” – South Baldwin Community Theater

See Nov. 5 for details.

 

Fairhope Film Festival

See November 6 for more information.

 

Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival

See November 6 for more information.

 

 

Saturday, November 8

Run for the Battleship

This run benefits the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park – America’s most unique military attraction. Register in person at McCoy Outdoor or Run-N-Tri in Mobile or online (eventbrite.com). Packet pick-up and race day registration at the Battleship from 7 - 8 a.m. Race is at 8 a.m.

 

Mobile Ballet presents “Dracula”

Mobile Ballet presents Dracula at the Mobile Civic Center Theatre (401 Civic Center Drive) at 7:30 p.m. and November 9 at 2:30 p.m. Please call (251) 342-2241 or visit mobileballet.org for more information.

 

Fairhope Veteran’s Day Parade

The City of Fairhope will honor its military veterans with a Veterans Day Parade starting at 10 a.m.,  beginning and ending at the Fairhope Civic Center. For more information on the parade or the sunset prayer service, call Paige Turberville at (251) 929-1466.

 

The 22nd Annual Foley Rotary Oyster Run

This year marks the 22nd Annual Oyster Run. Runners are treated to fresh shucked Oyster, Pizza and Beer after the race. Lot of Door prizes are given away during the awards presentation. The major door prize is a weekend stay at the Beach. We hope you will join us for a great event. The Oyster Run is the Primary Fundraiser for the Foley Rotary Club. Please visit www.foleyrotary.org for more information.

 

Mobile Museum of Art 50th Anniversary Family Festival

The Family Festival and Open House at the Mobile Museum of Art is a public, two-day celebration in Langan Park of the Museum’s 50th Anniversary and the opening of the exhibition, The Art and Design of Mardi Gras. The festival will feature floats, maskers, bands and carnival cuisine--all of the local favorites of Mobile Mardi Gras. The exhibition will focus on the creative endeavors of those who make Mardi Gras the visual spectacle that draws thousands of people to Mobile each year. This event is Free to the public.  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  4850 Museum Drive, Mobile.  (251) 208-5200; www.mobilemuseumofart.com.

 

Blue Angels Homecoming Show

See Nov. 7 for details.

 

Fairhope Film Festival

See November 6 for more information.

 

Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival

See November 6 for more information.

 

Chickasaw Civic Theatre presents “Driving Miss Daisy”

See November 7 for more information.

 

The Joe Jefferson Players present “Little Women”

See November 7 for more information.

 

 

Sunday, November 9

5 Rivers Growing Up Wild, “Food Webs”

Learn about ecosystems, and how some of the different pieces of nature’s puzzle fit together from 1 - 2:30 p.m.  Ages Kindergarten-Grade 2, registration required. Free. 30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort. Call (251) 625-0814 to register.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “The Civilian Conservation Corps”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week examines FDR’s creation of the CCC, Civilian Conservation Corps to provide jobs in natural resource conservation.  This program interweaves rich archival imagery with the personal accounts of CCC veterans to tell the story of one of the boldest and most popular New Deal experiments, positioning it as a pivotal moment in the emergence of modern environmentalism and federal unemployment relief. 30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort.

 

Mobile Museum of Art 50th Anniversary Family Festival

See Nov. 8 for details.

 

Blue Angels Homecoming Show

See Nov. 7 for details.

 

Mobile Ballet presents “Dracula”

See November 8 for more information.

 

Fairhope Film Festival

See November 6 for more information.

 

Chickasaw Civic Theatre presents “Driving Miss Daisy”

See November 7 for more information.

 

The Joe Jefferson Players present “Little Women”

See November 7 for more information.

 

 

Monday, November 10

Fairhope Film Festival

See November 6 for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, November 11

5 Rivers Outdoor Adventure Night

Meet and mingle with local outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy monthly programs.  6-7 p.m. Alabama Hiking Trail Society; 7-8:30 p.m. Mobile Bay Audubon Society. Free, everyone is welcome.  30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort.

 

Veteran’s Day Prayer Service

A sunset prayer service will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial, Tears of Sorry, Tears of Joy on Tuesday, November 11 at 5:45 p.m. in Henry George Park. For more information on the parade or the sunset prayer service, call Paige Turberville at (251) 929-1466.

 

Fairhope Film Festival

See November 6 for more information.

 

 

Wednesday, November 12

Free PAD Screening

Free Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening at Cardiovascular Associates located at 24220 Hwy. 98 Fairhope from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please call (251) 300-2240 for more information.

 

Fairhope Film Festival

See November 6 for more information.

 

Team Warriors 4EVER

See November for more information.

 

“Cinderella” – South Baldwin Community Theater

See Nov. 5 for details.

 

 

Thursday, November 13

Fairhope Wine Festival

Food, beer, WINE, and live music in Downtown Fairhope at the Venue (105 S. Section St, Fairhope) from 6:30-9:00 p.m.! $40 tickets in advance. $50 at the door. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Fairhope Volunteer Fire Department. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 

Fairhope Film Festival

See November 6 for more information.

 

“Cinderella” – South Baldwin Community Theater

See Nov. 5 for details.

 

Friday, November 14

Fairhope Film Festival

See November 6 for more information.

 

Chickasaw Civic Theatre presents “Driving Miss Daisy”

See November 7 for more information.

 

The Joe Jefferson Players present “Little Women”

See November 7 for more information.

 

“Cinderella” – South Baldwin Community Theater

See Nov. 5 for details.

 

 

Saturday, November 15

Fairhope Roundup Day 2014

The Fairhope Museum of History has a fun event planned for this year’s Roundup Day, the celebration of when the founders of the original Fairhope Single Tax Colony arrived on the Eastern Shore in 1894.

“This year, Roundup Day falls on Saturday, November 15, and we invite folks to come out to enjoy a Roundup Play that we will present at the Fairhope Colony Cemetery,” said Donnie Barrett, museum director. We wrote and performed this last year at the museum and it was quite well received by a large audience, so this year we are taking it outside.” This year, the play will be presented twice, at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. at the cemetery, located at the corner of North Section and Oak streets, just across from City Hall. Admission to the play is $10 per person with tickets available in advance at the museum and walk-ons permitted if the event is not sold out. For more information, call the museum at (251) 929-1471.

 

Black and White Ballroom Dance

Join us at the Daphne Civic Center for the Black and White Ballroom Dance which starts at 6 p.m. Tickets to go on sale October 15. Daphne Civic Center (2603 US Highway 98, Daphne).  Please visit www.daphneciviccenter.org for more information.

 

Mobile Symphony presents Beethoven & Blue Jeans

An old favorite gets an exciting new twist as the Mobile Symphony performs two complete symphonies of Beethoven – No. 1 and No. 8 – both receiving their Mobile premieres! And in between is another novelty – the Grammy Award winning Harlem String Quartet. These virtuosos join the MSO for Delights and Dances by Abels.  Mobile Saenger Theatre (6 Joachim Street). Performances on November 15 at 8 p.m. and November 16 at 2:30 p.m. Please visit mobilesymphony.org for more information.

 

Fairhope Celebrates America Recycles Day

Fairhope is doing its part for America Recycles Day,  From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be receptacles for all types of recyclable items, a shredder truck, a used-bike silent auction, at Public Works yard (555 S. Section Street).

 

11 Annual Foley Family Heath Fair

Join us from 9 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Foley United Methodist Church at 915 N Pine Street, Foley. Please visit www.southbaldwinchamber.com for information.

 

Church Fall Festival

Christian Valley Baptist Church, 211 Young St, Fairhope will be having a Fall Festival Fundraiser for the church from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. @ the church. Will have games, cake walk, food, and prizes. Fun activities for the whole family. Contact J’Aimelle Sledge for further info 251-504-9102.

 

Fairhope Film Festival

See November 6 for more information.

 

Chickasaw Civic Theatre presents “Driving Miss Daisy”

See November 7 for more information.

 

The Joe Jefferson Players present “Little Women”

See November 7 for more information.

 

 

Sunday, November 16

Paws for a Cause

Junior Auxiliary of the Eastern Shore is pleased to present our first “PAWS for a CAUSE” Mixed and Full Breed Charity Dog Contest at 2 p.m. at the Recreation Center Lawn (Fairhope Sports Complex) Hwy. 98, Fairhope.  Entry fee of $25 includes T-shirt, goodie for your dog and entry in one category of your choosing.  Want to enter more than one category? Just select the categories and pay an extra $5 per category.  Prizes will be awarded to our top placing furry friends! Categories include: Cutest Dog; Least Attractive Dog (You know the kind...a face only a momma could love!); Best Dog/Master Costume; Craziest Dog Trick; Most Impressive Dog Trick; Dog Most Resembling Its Master.  For more information, please visit www.jaeasternshore.org.

 

5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond.  2 - 2:30 p.m. Free. 30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week, meet the honey badger, the “thug of the savannah” known for its ability to confront grown lions, castrate charging buffalo and shrug off toxic snakes.  30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort.

 

God’s Not Dead

Join First Baptist Church Fairhope for a showing of God’s Not Dead at 9 a.m, and stay afterwards for lunch with the pastor and staff.  To attend the lunch please RSVP to LaSha Powell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 928-8685 by November 12.  This is a free event.  First Baptist Church is located at 300 South Section Street, Fairhope.

 

Mobile Symphony presents Beethoven & Blue Jeans

See November 15 for more information.

 

Fairhope Film Festival

See November 6 for more information.

 

Chickasaw Civic Theatre presents “Driving Miss Daisy”

See November 7 for more information.

 

The Joe Jefferson Players present “Little Women”

See November 7 for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, November 18

5 Rivers StoryTime “Run, Turkey, Run!” by Diane Mayr

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime at 5 Rivers from 10 - 11 a.m.  Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature based story followed by arts and crafts.  In this week’s story, Thanksgiving is only a day away. Can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer searching for a plump bird for his feast? If the farmer doesn’t fall for his tricks, there’s only one think left to do . . . run, Turkey, run!  30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort.

 

 

Wednesday, November 19

Team Warriors 4EVER

See November 5 for more information.

 

 

Thursday, November 20

Celebrate Hope Fundraiser

Celebrating its 6th year, Celebrate Hope showcases the culinary talents of local chefs and caterers and pairs each dish with a carefully selected wine and craft beer provided by local distributors. In its 5-year history, Celebrate Hope has sold out to a crowd of 700+ guests and has generated more than $1.4 million in net revenue to support cancer research at the Mitchell Cancer Institute, the Gulf Coast’s only academic cancer research facility.  6 - 10 p.m. at Mitchell Cancer Institute (1660 Springhill Avenue). Please visit usahealthsystem.com/celebratehope for more information.

 

 

Friday, November 21

The Joe Jefferson Players present “Little Women”

See November 7 for more information.

 

 

Saturday, November 22

St. Jude Give Thanks Walk. - Mobile and Baldwin County

Join St. Jude supporters in the Mobile and Baldwin County community and in more than 65 cities nationwide in the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In a single day we will come together to help St. Jude change the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer. Registration for this family-friendly event is free. All participants are encouraged to raise money to help save kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases.  The Eastern Shore Centre, 30500 State Highway 181, Spanish Fort. Walker check-in: 7:00 a.m.  Walk start: 8:00 a.m. in front of Wintzell’s. Please visit www.stjude.org for more information.

 

The Joe Jefferson Players present “Little Women”

See November 7 for more information.

 

 

Sunday, November 23

Children’s Dance Theatre presents: Jack & the Beanstalk – Fairhope

Children’s literature brought to life! Our entertaining and imaginative dance interpretation of this British folk tale has all the classic elements: the loyal cow, the desperate mother, the ingenuous but resourceful Jack, the magical wizard, the terrifying giant and his gargantuan family, the bags of gold, the magic hen, the singing harp-and of course the amazing beanstalk. Great story, great theatre with every style of dance, Children’s Dance Theatre of Fairhope has it all!  4:30 p.m. Please visit www.cdtfairhope.org for more information.

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “Space: Unraveling the Cosmos”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week, explore distant planets, galaxies and cosmic phenomena through the outer reaches of space to make greater sense of the vastness of the universe.  30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort.

 

The Joe Jefferson Players present “Little Women”

See November 7 for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, November 25

Baldwin County Day of Thanks Breakfast

You are invited!  The Baldwin County Commission invites you to the 9th Annual Day of Thanks Breakfast Celebration. FREE to all Baldwin County Citizens. Please call (251) 978-0887 for more information.

 

 

Wednesday, November 26

Team Warriors 4EVER

See November 5 for more information.

 

 

Thursday, November 27

Thanksgiving Day

 

Turkey Trot for Hope & Gobble Wobble

The 2014 Turkey Trot for Hope & Gobble Wobble benefits Camp Rap-A-Hope, a camp for Gulf Coast children faced with cancer. To learn more about Camp, visit www.camprapahope.org.  The Turkey Trot for Hope will be held at Spanish Plaza in Downtown Mobile. The 5k will start at 8:00 a.m. and run along a certified 5k course. The Gobble Wobble fun run is less than a mile and will begin at 9:00 a.m. Please visit www.turkeytrotforhope.com for more information.

 

 

Sunday, November 30

Powerman Duathlon- Alabama

The Powerman Duathlon is a run bike run event in which participants will run through the trails at the Graham Creek Nature Preserve, bike along the Foley Beach Express, and then run through Graham Creek to the Finish Line. Participants can choose to run the Powerman Sprint- 5K, 30K, 5K or the Powerman- 10K, 60K, 10k. This is the last race to qualify for the Powerman USA National Championship in Jupiter, Florida. Place: Graham Creek Nature Preserve, Foley. Go to powermanusa.org to sign up. Spectators are welcome! 

 

5 Rivers Sunday Matinee, “Animal Odd Couples”

Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film.  The films play throughout the day.  This week matinee looks at unlikely pairings in the animal kingdom, from a crow mothering a meerkat to a chimp bottle-feeding a baby tiger.  30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort.

 

 

Looking ahead...

Friday, December 5.  First Friday Art Walk

On the first Friday of every month Downtown Fairhope welcomes 400 plus visitors from 6 - 8 p.m., free of charge, for exhibit openings, special concerts and much more. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors, live entertainment and special promotions.

 

South Baldwin Community Theater - “Cinderella”

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance.  South Baldwin Community Theatre 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores. Dates: December 5, 6, 12 & 13 @ 7:30 p.m. December 7 & 14 (Sunday) @ 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

Jerrod Nieman in Concert

Don’t miss this outstanding show by the talented country music artist. $37.70 - $47.90. Saenger Theatre (6 S. Joachim St., Mobile) Please visit mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

Tuesday, December 9.  IMPACT Youth Theater presents “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”.  Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL.  Showtime is 7 p.m. at the Fairhope Civic Center.  Admission is free, donations are welcomed.  Silent auction and concessions are available. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.IMPACTyouththeatre.com.

 

 

 

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