October 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. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 1

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 PM.  For more information, visit www.teamwarriors4ever.com.

 

 

Thursday, October 2

11th Annual Alabama Coastal Birdfest

Choose from more than 20 expertly guided trips by boat or on foot to prime birding spots all over Baldwin & Mobile counties. BirdFest also includes two evening speaker/dinner events and the free, family-friendly Bird & Conservation Expo—part of the big Fall into Fairhope weekend. Trips and evening events require advance registration. Learn more at www.AlabamaCoastalBirdFest.com.

 

Inaugural Boots & BBQ Barn Bash

The inaugural Boots & BBQ Barn Bash kicks off to benefit the Children’s of Alabama’s Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic in Mobile. Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of live music and barbecue at Camp Grace, located at 11081 Wanda Drive. Festivities will start at 6:30 p.m., with live music from local country band, the Modern Eldorados. Guests are encouraged to wear their best pair of cowboy boots and enjoy s’mores, hayrides and bonfires. Moe’s Original Bar B Que will provide their award-winning barbecue and sides for dinner. Proceeds from the Boots & BBQ Barn Bash will provide funding for a specialist from the Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic at Children’s of Alabama to hold clinic in Mobile to treat the many children along the Gulf Coast suffering from autoimmune disorders. Currently, these children must travel four hours to Birmingham for treatment. Admission is $60 per person and $500 per table. Please call (251) 510-8103 for more information.

 

Fairhope Fall Outdoor Farmer’s Market

Thursday Afternoons from September 25 – November 6, 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. each Thursday at the market.

 

Lego Building Contest

2nd Annual Lego Building Competition at Bright Beginnings School (1901 Schillinger Rd. S., Mobile) from 6-8 p.m. Registration is open to K-5th grade students. Competitor registration is $8 and non-competitor registration is $5. For more information on this event call (251) 689-8253.

 

 

Friday, October 3

First Friday ArtWalk

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.

 

20th Annual Bayfest Music Festival

BayFest will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an expected crowd of more than 200,000 guests, who will make merry in the streets of Downtown Mobile and experience continues music throughout the festival weekend. BayFest offers continuous music for every taste, including country, classic rock, alternative, pop, jazz, R&B, rap, gospel, modern rock and more. One of the festival’s stages, the Launching Pad, is specifically designed to spotlight local and regional talent and showcase acts who aspire for musical greatness. The event also includes a family activity area that has garnered rave reviews - For more information, please visit www.bayfest.com. 

 

92 ZEW Brown Bag Lunch

Come enjoy lunch at the Windmill Market in Fairhope, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

11th Annual Alabama Coastal Birdfest

Choose from more than 20 expertly guided trips by boat or on foot to prime birding spots all over Baldwin & Mobile counties. BirdFest also includes two evening speaker/dinner events and the free, family-friendly Bird & Conservation Expo—part of the big Fall into Fairhope weekend. Trips and evening events require advance registration. Learn more at www.AlabamaCoastalBirdFest.com.

 

 

Saturday, October 4

32nd Annual Grand Festival of Art

32nd Annual Grand Festival of Art takes place on the Faulkner Campus 10 to 5 daily. The show features more than 70 local, regional, national and international artists with more than 20,000 visitors expected.  Visitors will find woodworking, blown glass, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography and even children’s activities! 
It is a part of a fun-filled weekend known as “Fall Into Fairhope” that includes the First Friday Art Walk, Grand Festival of Books, Alabama Coastal BirdFest, Mullet Run and Baldwin Pops Founder’s Day Concert.

 

Mullet Run for Bay Art

The 5K and 10K benefit youth public art. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. on Bancroft Street.  Please visit www.thebayartproject.org/mullet-run.html for more information.

 

Marsh Madness Fishing Tournament

The Marsh Madness Fishing Tournament is a fundraising event for the Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization. Anglers will be fishing for 3 species: Flounder, Speckled Trout, & Red Fish with prizes awarded for each category, as well as, a 3 Fish Creel & Optional team Calcutta are also included. Fishing starts at 5 a.m., weigh-in 1-4 p.m. After party includes: Food, fun, & football. Captain’s meeting will take place at Laps Grocery & Grill on Friday night October 3 from 7-11 p.m. All net proceeds benefit the 4 Spanish Fort schools. For additional information regarding participation or sponsorship, please visit our website at: sfeef.com or contact Sandy Cooke @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

South Bay Communities Alliance Swamp Fest

South Bay Communities Alliance will be hosting the 4th Annual Swampfest. There will be live entertainment, remote control racing for the kids, Arts & Crafts and hayrides. Cruise on in and be a part of the Motorcycle and Classic Car Shows. Go spoon to spatula for the best Gumbo Title in the Swampfest Gumbo Cook Off. BBQ Plates and hotdogs for the kids. Starts at 10 a.m. Please visit www.bayoulabatreareachamber.org for more information.

 

26th Annual Taste of the Bayou

Dozens of chefs from around the Gulf Coast will meet at the Bayou La Batre Community Center (12745 Padgett Switch Road Irvington) to face off for a year’s worth of bragging rights as to who can prepare the best seafood dishes around. Sample fabulous food prepared with the freshest ingredients harvested in our own backyard . . . the Gulf of Mexico. Make sure to see Kay Robertson, the star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” as she will be a celebrity guest speaker for the 2014 event! 6-10 p.m.  Please visit tasteofthebayou.org for more information.

 

Creek Crawl - Foley

Crawl, Climb and Run through 400 acres of trails on this 5K Obstacle Race!  Don’t be afraid of getting a little muddy!  The 5 mile race will challenge racers on 25 obstacles and be limited to ages 14 and up.  All finishers of this race will receive medals.  The 5K course will include at least 15 obstacles of varying difficulty.  This family friendly event is for racers 10 years and older. Races will begin with 5 mile Individual Heats at 8:00 AM, 5K Team Heats at 9:00 AM, and 5K Individual Heats at 9:30.  This event takes place at Graham Creek Nature Preserve at 23460 Wolf Bay Drive, Foley.  Please visit www.active.com for more information.

 

1st Annual Gulf Coast Gospel Jubilee

This event is being held for the benefit of The Light House and the C.A.R.E  House of Baldwin County. All the proceeds and donations will go to these two organizations. Join us for music, food, arts & crafts and more.  10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Foley Soccer Fields at Foley Sports Complex 998 W. Section Ave., Foley.

 

Knockout Cancer Bass Benefit

Anglers and friends are invited to participate in the fishing tournament and enjoy a day full of entertainment at Live Oak Landing, Located at State Highway 225, Stockton.  All fishermen will receive a free T-shirt and lunch will be provided by Big Daddy’s.  The Knockout Cancer Bass Benefit is presented by Children’s and the Alabama Bass Federation, Inc. The event will honor Frances Grace Hirs, 14, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Lukemia (ALL) for the third time.  Registration is $100 per person and includes a $10 lunker fee and launch fee. Pre-tournament meeting will begin at 5 a.m.  First place will receive $1,000 and second place will receive $700. Guaranteed payback for 3rd – 10th place.

 

11th Annual Alabama Coastal Birdfest

Choose from more than 20 expertly guided trips by boat or on foot to prime birding spots all over Baldwin & Mobile counties. BirdFest also includes two evening speaker/dinner events and the free, family-friendly Bird & Conservation Expo—part of the big Fall into Fairhope weekend. Trips and evening events require advance registration. Learn more at www.AlabamaCoastalBirdFest.com.

 

20th Annual Bayfest Music Festival

BayFest will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an expected crowd of more than 200,000 guests, who will make merry in the streets of Downtown Mobile and experience continues music throughout the festival weekend. BayFest offers continuous music for every taste, including country, classic rock, alternative, pop, jazz, R&B, rap, gospel, modern rock and more. One of the festival’s stages, the Launching Pad, is specifically designed to spotlight local and regional talent and showcase acts who aspire for musical greatness. The event also includes a family activity area that has garnered rave reviews - For more information, please visit www.bayfest.com. 

 

 

Sunday, October 5

Baldwin Pops Concert

Baldwin Pops Founders Day Concert will take place at 6 p.m. at Henry George Park in Fairhope. Please call (251) 928-3754 for more information.

 

32nd Annual Grand Festival of Art

32nd Annual Grand Festival of Art takes place on the Faulkner Campus 10 to 5 daily. The show features more than 70 local, regional, national and international artists with more than 20,000 visitors expected.  Visitors will find woodworking, blown glass, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography and even children’s activities! 
It is a part of a fun-filled weekend known as “Fall Into Fairhope” that includes the First Friday Art Walk, Grand Festival of Books, Alabama Coastal BirdFest, Mullet Run and Baldwin Pops Founder’s Day Concert.

 

20th Annual Bayfest Music Festival

BayFest will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an expected crowd of more than 200,000 guests, who will make merry in the streets of Downtown Mobile and experience continues music throughout the festival weekend. BayFest offers continuous music for every taste, including country, classic rock, alternative, pop, jazz, R&B, rap, gospel, modern rock and more. One of the festival’s stages, the Launching Pad, is specifically designed to spotlight local and regional talent and showcase acts who aspire for musical greatness. The event also includes a family activity area that has garnered rave reviews - For more information, please visit www.bayfest.com. 

 

 

Wednesday, October 8

Fall Floral Showcase Featuring Rene van Rems

World-renowned ambassador of the floral industry, René van Rems, AIFD will be giving a detailed and engaging floral demonstration and lecture followed by a book signing, lunch and a garden walk with Dr. Bill Barrick and René at Bellingrath Gardens and Home from 10:30-2:30.Cost: Members, $75 and Non-Members, $90. Registration Fee includes Gardens and Home Admission, lunch, and lecture. Please call (251) 973-2217 or visit www.bellingrath.org for more information.

 

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 PM.  For more information, visit www.teamwarriors4ever.com.

 

 

 

Thursday, October 9

American Cancer Society Vintage Affair Gala and Late Night Party

Join the American Cancer Society in a spectacular event to create a world with more birthdays!

Mingle among community leaders at one of Mobile’s premier philanthropic events. An evening filled with elegant hors d’oeuvres from Clifton Morrissette, the smooth sounds of Swing Mobile and exciting silent and live auctions! Wine tasting of varieties awaits you provided by Mobile’s Red or White! We come together to party for a cause, the American Cancer Society will continue to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people to stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against a disease that has taken too many lives. Let’s join together to save lives... even if it takes all night! At The Alabama Cruise Terminal from 6:00 p.m. - 12 midnight. Tickets to the Vintage Affair from 6 - 9 p.m. are $100 and include entry to Late Night Party. Tickets to the Late Night Party from 9:00 p.m. – midnight are $30 per person. Please visit gala.acsevents.org for more information. 

 

43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival

The 2014 National Shrimp Festival will be held October 9-12. Savor fresh from the gulf seafood at the 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional and local acts. Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouthwatering delights. New activities this year include: “Outdoor World” and “Shrimp Festival Idol”. Outdoor World will feature fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor vendors and activities. Shrimp Festival Idol will be an “American Idol” type competition where high school singers from seven local schools will compete in elimination rounds to find out who will become Shrimp Festival Idol. Families can enter the annual sand sculpture contest on Saturday, and kids can take part in a myriad of activities in the newly relocated Children’s Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more. Runner and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races to help work off some of the great food at the festival. All net proceeds of the Run will be donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment, benefiting the local Gulf Shores & Orange Beach public schools. Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose. Please visit www.myshrimpfestival.com for more information.

 

Fairhope Fall Outdoor Farmer’s Market

Thursday Afternoons from September 25 – November 6, 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. each Thursday at the market.

 

 

Friday, October 10

43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival

The 2014 National Shrimp Festival will be held October 9-12. Savor fresh from the gulf seafood at the 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional and local acts. Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouthwatering delights. New activities this year include: “Outdoor World” and “Shrimp Festival Idol”. Outdoor World will feature fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor vendors and activities. Shrimp Festival Idol will be an “American Idol” type competition where high school singers from seven local schools will compete in elimination rounds to find out who will become Shrimp Festival Idol. Families can enter the annual sand sculpture contest on Saturday, and kids can take part in a myriad of activities in the newly relocated Children’s Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more. Runner and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races to help work off some of the great food at the festival. All net proceeds of the Run will be donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment, benefiting the local Gulf Shores & Orange Beach public schools. Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose. Please visit www.myshrimpfestival.com for more information.

 

92 ZEW Brown Bag Lunch

Come enjoy lunch at the Windmill Market in Fairhope, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, October 11

Mobile Symphony - “Mad Men: Sinatra and the Pack” featuring vocalist Steve Lippia

This tribute to the music of the coolest bad boys’ club of the 60s will be chock full of beloved standards. Sammy, Dean, Frank and the rest of the pack will be there in swingin’ spirit. Featured vocalist Steve Lippia is an in-demand Sinatra interpreter with his own long-running show “Simply Sinatra.” October 11 at 8:00 p.m. and October 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Mobile Saenger Theatre (6 South Joachim, Mobile). Please visit www.mobilesymphony.org for more information.

 

Alabama Birth Coalition 6th Annual Event

The Mobile County and Baldwin County Miles for Midwives event will include a 5K race at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort. This year marks the Alabama Birth Coalition’s 6th annual Miles for Midwives event, which is held in multiple cities statewide.                   Registration may be completed by mail (should be postmarked by October 4), in person at McCoy Outdoor or Run-N-Tri in Mobile or Running Wild in Fairhope by noon on October 9.  Online registration available through 4 AM on October 10th. All runners registered by September 30th will be guaranteed a commemorative t-shirt. Registration fees are as follows: Pre-registration: $25 Adult / $20 Youth - 12 and under.  Day of registration: $30 Adult / $25 Youth – 12 and under. $15 for Color Run participants. Pre-registration and more information available at www.eventbrite.com. All proceeds benefit the Alabama Birth Coalition.

 

21 Annual Colonial Isle Dauphine

Surround yourself with history at Fort Gaines! Completed in 1861, visitors delight at this site of The Battle of Mobile Bay. Explore the grounds while hearing stories of days gone by, watch live reenactments and see a blacksmith demonstrate his craft. Appreciate today a place where simpler times and historic culture has been preserved. October 11 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., $6 Adult $4 Children. Ft. Gaines – 51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island.

 

Phantasy of the Arts 2014 – Fairhope Civic Center

“You’ll believe in magic,” says the Chicago Sun Times of entertainer Dennis Watkins. Be amazed and amused by Watkins blend of comedy and magical brilliance at Phantasy of the Arts 2014, at 7 p.m. in Downtown Fairhope. Following the performance dance to your favorite local band, Kyle and Karl and sample a variety of savory and sweet treats. Be sure to sidle up to the window of the Good to Go Food truck presented by WindCreek Hospitality. Please visit feefonline.org for more information.

 

The Color Run

The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. The start-line window will open at 8:00 AM with waves going every few minutes! Make sure you plan your day with plenty of time. At The Color Run, the start line is its own pre-race party with music, dancing, warm-up stretching and giveaways! Start: Mardi Gras Park at Church St and S Royal St, Mobile. Please visit thecolorrun.com/mobile for more information.

 

Broussard’s Piano Gallery is proud to present the 63rd Mobile Piano Ensemble

Broussard’s Piano Gallery is proud to present the 63rd Mobile Piano Ensemble in an All-Steinway Piano Concert. The Mobile Piano Ensemble is a non-profit organization that performs a fall concert every year on multiple pianos. The concerts include a selection of pieces ranging from classical standards to popular show tunes. Concert membership includes approximately 30 highly trained pianists that are willing to devote many hours of practice and rehearsal time each year to make every concert a great musical experience.  October 11th at 7:30 p.m. and October 12th at 2:30 p.m.  The concert will be held at the Davidson High School Auditorium (3900 Pleasant Valley Rd, Mobile).  Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and students.

 

43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival

The 2014 National Shrimp Festival will be held October 9-12. Savor fresh from the gulf seafood at the 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional and local acts. Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouthwatering delights. New activities this year include: “Outdoor World” and “Shrimp Festival Idol”. Outdoor World will feature fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor vendors and activities. Shrimp Festival Idol will be an “American Idol” type competition where high school singers from seven local schools will compete in elimination rounds to find out who will become Shrimp Festival Idol. Families can enter the annual sand sculpture contest on Saturday, and kids can take part in a myriad of activities in the newly relocated Children’s Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more. Runner and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races to help work off some of the great food at the festival. All net proceeds of the Run will be donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment, benefiting the local Gulf Shores & Orange Beach public schools. Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose. Please visit www.myshrimpfestival.com for more information.

 

 

Sunday, October 12

43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival

The 2014 National Shrimp Festival will be held October 9-12. Savor fresh from the gulf seafood at the 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional and local acts. Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouthwatering delights. New activities this year include: “Outdoor World” and “Shrimp Festival Idol”. Outdoor World will feature fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor vendors and activities. Shrimp Festival Idol will be an “American Idol” type competition where high school singers from seven local schools will compete in elimination rounds to find out who will become Shrimp Festival Idol. Families can enter the annual sand sculpture contest on Saturday, and kids can take part in a myriad of activities in the newly relocated Children’s Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more. Runner and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races to help work off some of the great food at the festival. All net proceeds of the Run will be donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment, benefiting the local Gulf Shores & Orange Beach public schools. Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose. Please visit www.myshrimpfestival.com for more information.

 

Mobile Symphony - “Mad Men: Sinatra and the Pack” featuring vocalist Steve Lippia

This tribute to the music of the coolest bad boys’ club of the 60s will be chock full of beloved standards. Sammy, Dean, Frank and the rest of the pack will be there in swingin’ spirit. Featured vocalist Steve Lippia is an in-demand Sinatra interpreter with his own long-running show “Simply Sinatra.” October 11 at 8:00 p.m. and October 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Mobile Saenger Theatre (6 South Joachim, Mobile). Please visit www.mobilesymphony.org for more information.

 

Broussard’s Piano Gallery is proud to present the 63rd Mobile Piano Ensemble

Broussard’s Piano Gallery is proud to present the 63rd Mobile Piano Ensemble in an All-Steinway Piano Concert. The Mobile Piano Ensemble is a non-profit organization that performs a fall concert every year on multiple pianos. The concerts include a selection of pieces ranging from classical standards to popular show tunes. Concert membership includes approximately 30 highly trained pianists that are willing to devote many hours of practice and rehearsal time each year to make every concert a great musical experience.  October 11th at 7:30 p.m. and October 12th at 2:30 p.m.  The concert will be held at the Davidson High School Auditorium (3900 Pleasant Valley Rd, Mobile).  Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and students.

 

Wednesday, October 15

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 PM.  For more information, visit www.teamwarriors4ever.com.

 

Thursday, October 16

Theatre 98 Presents “Catch Me if You Can”

A bride goes missing on her honeymoon, and is returned to the worried groom by a somewhat shady-seeming priest.  The groom stoutly maintains that this particular young woman is NOT his missing wife. A wise-cracking, but distracted detective has to figure out what’s really going on.  And what’s that beautiful model doing there? And the deli owner? And the groom’s boss? Performance Dates: October 16-19, 22-26.  Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Theatre 98 (350 Morphy Ave, Fairhope) Adults/ $18; students/ $12. For more information, please call (251) 928-4366 or visit www.theatre98.org.

 

Fairhope “Fete” Fashion Show

Fairhope Fete fashion show held at 7:00 p.m. at Sonny Hill – Clearwater Polo Complex, corner of US 98 and County Road 32. For more information on Fairhope Fete email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call

(251) 928-9704.

 

8th Annual Wine Festival at 5 Rivers

Join us for the 8th Annual Wine Festival at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort) on October 16, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. We will have fabulous wines from around the world and tasty cuisine provided by the best of the bay area restaurants.  Proceeds benefit Catholic Social Services. Buy Tickets online at WineFestivalat5Rivers.com. For more information, please call (251) 434-1550.

 

Greek Fest 2014

Welcome to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival! Share our food, music, and heritage with friends and neighbors. Thank you for coming out to experience Greece in Mobile, Alabama - a yearly opportunity to eat, dance, shop, and be entertained as if you were in Greece itself! All three days, the Hellenic Dancers will be performing on stage, live. Greek music can be enjoyed, and the Church will be open for extra-special tours. As always, the food, desserts, and libations are sure to please, from the lamb to the always popular baklava. The ladies will be ready to take your order, with handmade baklava and assorted Greek pastries boxed to go! There’s a treasure of Greek jewelry, paintings, clothing, imports, and more available in our indoor marketplace as well. 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. at 50 South Ann Street, Mobile.  Please call (251) 438-9888 or visit www.greekfestmobile.org.

 

Fairhope Fall Outdoor Farmer’s Market

Thursday Afternoons from September 25 – November 6, 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. each Thursday at the market.

 

 

Friday, October 17

“Beauty and the Beast”

Eastern Shore Repertory Theatre’s fall production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.”  will be performed for public audiences on October 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. at the Fairhope Civic Center.  Join ESRT on this enchanted adventure directed by Erin Langley and choreographed by Matthew Kiel and featuring local youth performers from grades 3-12.  Along with songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, and new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.  The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.  If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self, but if he cannot, he and his household will be placed under the spell forever.   Please visit www.easternshorerep.com for more information.

 

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Rapunzel”

Join us for an adaptation of a classic fairy tale for the whole family. Performance dates: October 17-19, 24-26. South Baldwin Community Theatre (2022 W. Second St, Gulf Shores). Times: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

3rd Friday Art Walk – Foley

On the 3rd Friday of every month Downtown Foley businesses host an open house evening starting at around 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. or later. Enjoy exhibits from local artist, special events and longer hours. This month there will be a wine tasting and we will be playing “Blackout Bingo.”  Please visit www.visitfoley.org for more information.

 

Fall Carnival – Fairhope Health and Rehabilitation

A Fall Carnival will be held at Fairhope Health and Rehabilitation, at corner of S. Church and Morphy Ave in Fairhope from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The event will have games, face painting, cookie decorating, and more. Those attending are welcome to come in costume. The event is sponsored by Salon on Main Street, and proceeds will fund “Holiday Haircuts” for the residents that need financial assistance. For more information, contact (251) 928-2153.

 

92 ZEW Brown Bag Lunch

Come enjoy lunch at the Windmill Market in Fairhope, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Theatre 98 Presents “Catch Me if You Can”

A bride goes missing on her honeymoon, and is returned to the worried groom by a somewhat shady-seeming priest.  The groom stoutly maintains that this particular young woman is NOT his missing wife. A wise-cracking, but distracted detective has to figure out what’s really going on.  And what’s that beautiful model doing there? And the deli owner? And the groom’s boss? Performance Dates: October 16-19, 22-26.  Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Theatre 98 (350 Morphy Ave, Fairhope) Adults/ $18; students/ $12. For more information, please call (251) 928-4366 or visit www.theatre98.org.

 

Greek Fest 2014

Welcome to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival! Share our food, music, and heritage with friends and neighbors. Thank you for coming out to experience Greece in Mobile, Alabama - a yearly opportunity to eat, dance, shop, and be entertained as if you were in Greece itself! All three days, the Hellenic Dancers will be performing on stage, live. Greek music can be enjoyed, and the Church will be open for extra-special tours. As always, the food, desserts, and libations are sure to please, from the lamb to the always popular baklava. The ladies will be ready to take your order, with handmade baklava and assorted Greek pastries boxed to go! There’s a treasure of Greek jewelry, paintings, clothing, imports, and more available in our indoor marketplace as well. 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. at 50 South Ann Street, Mobile.  Please call (251) 438-9888 or visit www.greekfestmobile.org.

 

 

Saturday, October 18

Buddy Walk

The Down Syndrome Society of Mobile County will be hosting their 7th Annual Buddy Walk in Bienville Square, Downtown Mobile.  Registration beings at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. We will have live music by The Lizards, vendors, games for kids of all skills and ages, face painting, food and much more! The Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk to help promote awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in our community. You can register to walk, join one of the teams, or you can create your own team at www.ezeventsolutions.com/fr/DSSMC/2014BuddyWalk. We will have prizes for the top three teams and the team with most walkers. Deadline for sponsors and to guarantee your shirt is October 1st. Your registration includes a t-shirt and it’s your ticket to enjoy all the activities. For more information contact: Dora Harding at 442-1128 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Polo at the Point

The 2014 Polo at the Point, hosted by Point Clear Charities, Inc. and presented by Mercedes Benz of Mobile and Grand Hotel Marriott, is scheduled for Saturday, October 18 at Sonny Hill-Clearwater Polo Complex in Point Clear, Ala. Polo at the Point has become one of Alabama’s top one-day fundraiser events. Organized by all volunteers with proceeds going back to our community, the Gulf Coast’s premier charity sporting event has designated Thomas Hospital and Mitchell Cancer Institute as the main beneficiaries. Event highlights include world-class polo, gourmet cuisine, champagne, divot stomping, tailgating fun, reserved seating, garden party attire in the luncheon tent, Mercedes Drawn Down, Silent Auction, football sports center, Night-Time Player’s Party and much more. Tickets range from $10 (tailgating) to $150. Sponsorships opportunities are still available. For more information, visit www.poloatthepoint.com or call (251) 928-9704.

 

Alabama Festival of Flavor – Foley

The 3rd Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor, sponsored by Riviera Utilities is set to take place in the streets of Historic Downtown Foley. Presented by the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, The Alabama Festival of Flavor showcases the many flavors of local and regional foods, wine and craft beer.  Festival guests can stroll the streets of Historic Downtown Foley while sipping and savoring the unique specialty wines, craft beer and delectable cuisine. Catch your favorite team on the big screen in the Game Day tent, sample menu favorites from local restaurants in the Foodie Fix area, learn about wine pairings or home brewing in the Edutainment Tent or visit the Tastings Area for savory tapas paired with wine.  New to the festival this year is the addition of antique dealers among the arts and crafts vendors. The festival has also added a Tailgate Corn Toss Tournament to the activities. The Alabama Festival of Flavor is organized by the South Baldwin Chamber. For more information, visit www.alabamafestivalofflavor.com or call (251) 943-3291.

 

Haven Resale Shop’s Fall Yard Sale

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located next to the newly renovated Fairhoper’s Park in downtown Fairhope.

 

Theatre 98 Presents “Catch Me if You Can”

A bride goes missing on her honeymoon, and is returned to the worried groom by a somewhat shady-seeming priest.  The groom stoutly maintains that this particular young woman is NOT his missing wife. A wise-cracking, but distracted detective has to figure out what’s really going on.  And what’s that beautiful model doing there? And the deli owner? And the groom’s boss? Performance Dates: October 16-19, 22-26.  Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Theatre 98 (350 Morphy Ave, Fairhope) Adults/ $18; students/ $12. For more information, please call (251) 928-4366 or visit www.theatre98.org.

 

Greek Fest 2014

Welcome to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival! Share our food, music, and heritage with friends and neighbors. Thank you for coming out to experience Greece in Mobile, Alabama - a yearly opportunity to eat, dance, shop, and be entertained as if you were in Greece itself! All three days, the Hellenic Dancers will be performing on stage, live. Greek music can be enjoyed, and the Church will be open for extra-special tours. As always, the food, desserts, and libations are sure to please, from the lamb to the always popular baklava. The ladies will be ready to take your order, with handmade baklava and assorted Greek pastries boxed to go! There’s a treasure of Greek jewelry, paintings, clothing, imports, and more available in our indoor marketplace as well. 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. at 50 South Ann Street, Mobile.  Please call (251) 438-9888 or visit www.greekfestmobile.org.

 

“Beauty and the Beast”

Eastern Shore Repertory Theatre’s fall production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.”  will be performed for public audiences on October 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. at the Fairhope Civic Center.  Join ESRT on this enchanted adventure directed by Erin Langley and choreographed by Matthew Kiel and featuring local youth performers from grades 3-12.  Along with songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, and new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.  The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.  If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self, but if he cannot, he and his household will be placed under the spell forever.   Please visit www.easternshorerep.com for more information.

 

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Rapunzel”

Join us for an adaptation of a classic fairy tale for the whole family. Performance dates: October 17-19, 24-26. South Baldwin Community Theatre (2022 W. Second St, Gulf Shores). Times: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

 

Sunday, October 19

4th Annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk

The net proceeds from the Out of the Darkness Walk will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). If you would like to form a team, join a team or walk on your own, and/or donate, please go to www.outofthedarkness.org. For further information, please email Lydia at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Theatre 98 Presents “Catch Me if You Can”

A bride goes missing on her honeymoon, and is returned to the worried groom by a somewhat shady-seeming priest.  The groom stoutly maintains that this particular young woman is NOT his missing wife. A wise-cracking, but distracted detective has to figure out what’s really going on.  And what’s that beautiful model doing there? And the deli owner? And the groom’s boss? Performance Dates: October 16-19, 22-26.  Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Theatre 98 (350 Morphy Ave, Fairhope) Adults/ $18; students/ $12. For more information, please call (251) 928-4366 or visit www.theatre98.org.

 

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Rapunzel”

Join us for an adaptation of a classic fairy tale for the whole family. Performance dates: October 17-19, 24-26. South Baldwin Community Theatre (2022 W. Second St, Gulf Shores). Times: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, October 21

Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group

Join us for Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group, known for being one of the great American singer-songwriters of the last 35 years, Lyle’s unique country, jazz, folk fusion is continually praised by audiences of all ages. Location: Saenger Theatre (6 South Joachim Street, Mobile) at 7:30 p.m. Please visit www.mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s “As You Like It”

Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation will host Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s touring production of “As You Like It”, for a one-night performance only. The Shakespeare production will take place at 7 p.m. in Fairhope High School’s Black Box Theatre. “All the world’s a stage” in this merry romp with maidens in disguise, feuding brothers, couples falling in love and a heroic rescue from a hungry lion. Eight actors play multiple characters in this condensed version of Shakespeare’s classic but frisky romantic comedy. General admission tickets are $15 and available at Page & Palette in downtown Fairhope, brownpapertickets.com or by calling 990-3333. Ticket sales are limited and doors open at 6:30 pm for general seating. For more information visit email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Wednesday, October 22

Dr. Wiley

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month! Dyslexia is a learning disability that is neurobiological in origin and impacts reading, writing, and spelling. Did you know that 1 in 5 people are dyslexic? Talk by Dr. Wiley, a specialist in ADHD, on attention & dyslexia at 6 p.m. in UMS-Wright Preparatory School Auditorium (65 Mobile Street, Mobile). This event is free and open to the public. For more information call (251) 378-8635.

 

Theatre 98 Presents “Catch Me if You Can”

A bride goes missing on her honeymoon, and is returned to the worried groom by a somewhat shady-seeming priest.  The groom stoutly maintains that this particular young woman is NOT his missing wife. A wise-cracking, but distracted detective has to figure out what’s really going on.  And what’s that beautiful model doing there? And the deli owner? And the groom’s boss? Performance Dates: October 16-19, 22-26.  Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Theatre 98 (350 Morphy Ave, Fairhope) Adults/ $18; students/ $12. For more information, please call (251) 928-4366 or visit www.theatre98.org.

 

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 PM.  For more information, visit www.teamwarriors4ever.com.

 

Thursday, October 23

Theatre 98 Presents “Catch Me if You Can”

A bride goes missing on her honeymoon, and is returned to the worried groom by a somewhat shady-seeming priest.  The groom stoutly maintains that this particular young woman is NOT his missing wife. A wise-cracking, but distracted detective has to figure out what’s really going on.  And what’s that beautiful model doing there? And the deli owner? And the groom’s boss? Performance Dates: October 16-19, 22-26.  Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Theatre 98 (350 Morphy Ave, Fairhope) Adults/ $18; students/ $12. For more information, please call (251) 928-4366 or visit www.theatre98.org.

 

Fairhope Fall Outdoor Farmer’s Market

Thursday Afternoons from September 25 – November 6, 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. each Thursday at the market.

 

 

Friday, October 24

Mobile Opera presents “Werther”

For the first time on Mobile Opera’s stage, Massenet’s lush and tragically beautiful music draws us into the depths of Goethe’s spell-binding story of Werther’s obsession with Charlotte and a love that can only end in desperation and death. Performances will be held October 24 and 26, at the Mobile Civic Center Theater (401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile).  Please visit www.mobileopera.org for more information.

 

Trick or Treat for Dyslexia – B Boutique

Trick or Treat for Dyslexia at B Boutique (30500 State highway 181, Spanish Fort) 5:30-7:00 p.m.! Join us for the Eastern Shore Center’s annual trick or treat event. Kids & adults are encouraged to dress up like famous dyslexics, and volunteers will be passing out dyslexia facts to all trick or treaters. 10% of sales from B Boutique on 10/24 will go toward Alabama Branch of International Dyslexia Association, and sponsorships are also available.

 

92 ZEW Brown Bag Lunch

Come enjoy lunch at the Windmill Market in Fairhope, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Theatre 98 Presents “Catch Me if You Can”

A bride goes missing on her honeymoon, and is returned to the worried groom by a somewhat shady-seeming priest.  The groom stoutly maintains that this particular young woman is NOT his missing wife. A wise-cracking, but distracted detective has to figure out what’s really going on.  And what’s that beautiful model doing there? And the deli owner? And the groom’s boss? Performance Dates: October 16-19, 22-26.  Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Theatre 98 (350 Morphy Ave, Fairhope) Adults/ $18; students/ $12. For more information, please call (251) 928-4366 or visit www.theatre98.org.

 

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Rapunzel”

Join us for an adaptation of a classic fairy tale for the whole family. Performance dates: October 17-19, 24-26. South Baldwin Community Theatre (2022 W. Second St, Gulf Shores). Times: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

 

Saturday, October 25

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC)

An incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society non-competitive, 5K event will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families. 8:00 a.m. at Mardi Gras Park, Downtown Mobile (Corner of Royal St and Church St). Please visit makingstrideswalk.org/mobileal for more information.

 

Pumpkin Pacer

Stapleton Elementary School will hold its 2nd annual Pumpkin Pacer 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, with proceeds to be used for playground equipment and improvements. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. at the school and the 5K course will take runners through the quaint north Baldwin community. The 1-Mile will be an out and back course. Registration forms are available at the school and late registration/day of race will also take place at Stapleton School, 35480 Harriot Avenue, Stapleton. Race packets will be available for pick-up 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the school or race day from 7 to 7:45 a.m. in the school gym.

 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel Speckled Trout Invitational

The fishing tournament will begin at 6:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at Bemis Bay on the Magnolia River. Weigh-in will be between 2 and 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel on Oak Street in Magnolia Springs.  The Weigh-In Party and Fish Fry will run 2 – 6 p.m.  This is a family-friendly event including live music. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s outreach projects.  $100 boat entry fee include 2 anglers, $50 for each additional angler, children under 12, $25. Meals at the after party are $10/adults, $6/children.  For more information or an application call Taylor Houser, 504-460-8213, Harry Dwyer, 251-269-1960 or Buster Slay, 334-201-7529.

 

4th Annual Gumbo Championship

The Kiwanis Club of Fairhope and the Eastern Shore as we host the 4th Annual Gumbo Championship at the Fairhope Pier from 11:00-2:00. There are multiple categories from professional to backyard teams. To register a team or for more information visit www.easternshorekiwanis.org

 

Prodisee Pantry Turkey Trot Run

The 1-mile fun run and certified 5K courses wind through Old Towne Daphne, starting and finishing at Lott Park. Race activities at Lott Park on Main Street in Daphne. The race benefits: Prodisee Pantry, Baldwin County’s largest nonprofit emergency food pantry. 5K starts at 8:00 a.m. and the Fun Run starts at 9:00 a.m. Please visit www.active.com for more information.

 

Elberta German Sausage Festival

Join us at the German Sausage Festival for Elberta’s famous German sausage & sauerkraut, plus continuous entertainment for adults and children, and over 200 arts & crafts booths. Other scrumptious foods will include German style filled cabbage, potato salad, goulash, red beans & rice, hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, ice cream, popcorn and peanuts. There will be baked goods as well as arts & crafts for sale at the festival. Carnival rides, polka, country, contemporary and German music will also be provided for entertainment. The sausage festival is a town fund-raiser, spearheaded by Elberta’s Volunteer Fire Department in 1978, whose proceeds are used for improving not only the fire department, but the town as well. 8-5 p.m. in Elberta Town Park (13052 Main St., Elberta). Please visit www.elbertafire.com/festival for more information.

 

Gulf Coast Young Musicians Competition

9 am to 2 pm. Eastern Shore Presbyterian Church, Fairhope. A local competition for piano students with awards given to the top three players in various age divisions. The first place award is a cash prize. This event is to encourage students who study privately to reach greater and greater performance levels. It is open to any student who studies piano. Registration information can be found at www.gcymc.com. This is the second year for this event. Contact: Jeanne O’Connell 928-2055 or Karen Hicks 928-2267.

 

Fairhope Rotary Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest featuring Sausage, Beer, Football, Kid Area with Molly Thomas, Sugarcane Jane and Grayson Capps. And all for Charity. 4-10 p.m. at the Fairhope Rec Center Lawn off Hwy 98. All proceeds benefit Fairhope City Schools. Please visit www.fairhopesunsetrotary.org/oktoberfest for more information.

 

Annual South Alabama British Car Festival

The Annual South Alabama British Car Festival - free to look, $25 per British car entered. Fairhope United Methodist Church, corner of Morphy and Bancroft; registration/field opens at 9:00 a.m., awards at 3:30 p.m. Come check out the beautiful vehicles Please visit www.sabcc.org/sabcc_website_new_3_019.htm for more info.

 

Theatre 98 Presents “Catch Me if You Can”

A bride goes missing on her honeymoon, and is returned to the worried groom by a somewhat shady-seeming priest.  The groom stoutly maintains that this particular young woman is NOT his missing wife. A wise-cracking, but distracted detective has to figure out what’s really going on.  And what’s that beautiful model doing there? And the deli owner? And the groom’s boss? Performance Dates: October 16-19, 22-26.  Wednesday - Saturday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Theatre 98 (350 Morphy Ave, Fairhope) Adults/ $18; students/ $12. For more information, please call (251) 928-4366 or visit www.theatre98.org.

 

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Rapunzel”

Join us for an adaptation of a classic fairy tale for the whole family. Performance dates: October 17-19, 24-26. South Baldwin Community Theatre (2022 W. Second St, Gulf Shores). Times: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

 

Sunday, October 26

“The Journey Into Dyslexia” at The Crescent Theater

Screening of “The Journey Into Dyslexia” at The Crescent Theater (208 Dauphin Street, Mobile). Tickets are $15 and all proceeds go to support the Alabama Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Visit www.crescenttheater.com for tickets and more information.

 

Mobile Opera presents “Werther”

For the first time on Mobile Opera’s stage, Massenet’s lush and tragically beautiful music draws us into the depths of Goethe’s spell-binding story of Werther’s obsession with Charlotte and a love that can only end in desperation and death. Performances will be held October 24 and 26, at the Mobile Civic Center Theater (401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile).  Please visit www.mobileopera.org for more information.

 

South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Rapunzel”

Join us for an adaptation of a classic fairy tale for the whole family. Performance dates: October 17-19, 24-26. South Baldwin Community Theatre (2022 W. Second St, Gulf Shores). Times: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Please visit sbct.biz for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, October 28

Ray Lamontagne Concert – Saenger Theatre

The Grammy Award-winning artist will be playing with special guest The Belle Brigade at the Saenger Theatre (6 South Joachim Street, Mobile). Please visit www.mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

Wednesday, October 29

ASF’s “Romeo and Juliet” in Fairhope

Alabama Shakespeare Festival in partnership with Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation presents the touring production of “Romeo and Juliet” for one night only, at 7 p.m. at the Fairhope High School Black Box Theatre.  General admission tickets are $15 and available at Page & Palette in downtown Fairhope, brownpapertickets.com or by calling 990-3333. Ticket sales are limited to 200 and doors open at 6:30 p.m. for general seating. For more information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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 October 29-November 1.  Times: October 29-30, 9-6 p.m., October 31, 9-4 p.m. and November 1 from 8-1 p.m.

 

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 PM.  For more information, visit www.teamwarriors4ever.com.

 

 

Thursday, October 30

Rileigh & Raylee Angel Ride and Concert

Join us October 30, 31 and November 1 for the 13th Annual Angel Ride and Concert at Oak Hollow Farm (14210 South Greeno Road, Fairhope). The Festivities kick off at the campground at Oak Hollow Farms with the Thursday Bonfire and live entertainment by Cool Rayz. Another favorite band, Wet Willie, plays on Friday night at the Halloween Friday Night “Spooktacular” concert. New this year is an expanded Sports Bar area so participants can enjoy the weekend festivities and still catch the important games.

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 Skynrd will be playing November 1.  For more information on tickets, camping, and more, visit www.angel-ride.org.

 

Fairhope Fall Outdoor Farmer’s Market

Thursday Afternoons from September 25 – November 6, 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. each Thursday at the market.

 

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 October 29-November 1.  Times: October 29-30, 9-6 p.m., October 31, 9-4 p.m. and November 1 from 8-1 p.m.

 

 

Friday, October 31

Rileigh & Raylee Angel Ride and Concert

Join us October 30, 31 and November 1 for the 13th Annual Angel Ride and Concert at Oak Hollow Farm (14210 South Greeno Road, Fairhope). The Festivities kick off at the campground at Oak Hollow Farms with the Thursday Bonfire and live entertainment by Cool Rayz. Another favorite band, Wet Willie, plays on Friday night at the Halloween Friday Night “Spooktacular” concert. New this year is an expanded Sports Bar area so participants can enjoy the weekend festivities and still catch the important games.

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 Skynrd will be playing November 1.  For more information on tickets, camping, and more, visit www.angel-ride.org.

 

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 October 29-November 1.  Times: October 29-30, 9-6 p.m., October 31, 9-4 p.m. and November 1 from 8-1 p.m.

 

 

Looking Forward...

Saturday, November 1

SEEDS 10th Annual Mamma Mia Cook-off

The festive celebration of Daphne’s Italian heritage, presented by Supporting Educational Enrichment in Daphne’s Schools (SEEDS), will be held from 6-9 p.m. on the lawn at City Hall (1705 Main Street). Mamma Mia brings together amateur and professional chefs from throughout the region who compete for Primo Premio in one of four categories:  Carne (beef), Pollo (chicken), Senza Carne (meatless) and Frutti di Mare (seafood). Team guidelines are available at seedsindaphne.org. Participation is open to the public. Deadline to enter is October 17.  Any student in grade K-12 who brings a homemade lantern to Mamma Mia can enjoy the event free of charge (with his/her parents attending at the regular admission price; one paid adult will be required for each participating student). Regular, advance tickets are $30 for adults/$15 children (grades K-6).  Tickets at the gate will be $35. Tickets can also be purchased online at seedsindaphne.org or at a number of Olde Towne Daphne and Highway 98 businesses.

 

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, Alabama, 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, Time: 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 Channels 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 p.m. 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. Location: Bicentennial Park – 51233 Hwy. 225 N. Stockton, from 9:00-4:00 p.m.  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.

 

The 13th Annual Angel Ride & Concert

Join us October 30, 31 and November 1 for the 13th Annual Angel Ride and Concert at Oak Hollow Farm (14210 South Greeno Road, Fairhope). The Festivities kick off at the campground at Oak Hollow Farms with the Thursday Bonfire and live entertainment by Cool Rayz. Another favorite band, Wet Willie, plays on Friday night at the Halloween Friday Night “Spooktacular” concert. New this year is an expanded Sports Bar area so participants can enjoy the weekend festivities and still catch the important games.

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 Skynrd will be playing November 1.  For more information on tickets, camping, and more, visit www.angel-ride.org.

 

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 October 29-November 1.  Times: October 29-30, 9-6 p.m., October 31, 9-4 p.m. and November 1 from 8-1 p.m.

 

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). Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres; 2-4 p.m. Seated Dinner. Tickets: Starting at $150 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 Channels 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 p.m. each day. Located at I-10 at Wilcox Road Exit, 15 minutes from Mobile Bay Bridge. Please visit www.gcrf.us.

 

Monday, November 3

“Hymn” Keyboard Festival

2 pm to 7 pm. First Baptist Church, Fairhope.

This event sponsored by Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions is to encourage pianists to develop the skills for playing hymns. Students are given the opportunity to play selections for a visiting teacher who then gives them feed back and encouragement on their playing. To register go to: www.alsbom.org/worship. This is not limited to Baptist students. Contact 800-264-1225 ext. 279 for further details.

 

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 PM.  For more information, visit www.teamwarriors4ever.com.

 

Thursday, November 6- Saturday, November 8

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.  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 and Pensacola, Florida and Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.  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. Location Details:  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

Thursday Afternoons from September 25 – November 6, 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. each Thursday at the market.

 

 

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