The Holidays! Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 12/17

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 Elf Cuties
These elf cuties were ready to help set a World Elf Record! unfortunately we fell short (image courtesy of Facebook.com).

11/15 – 01/03: Magic Christmas in Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile:  For the first time ever, Christmas Nights of Lights will be hosting one of the most amazing drive-thru Christmas light shows you will ever experience! Hundreds of thousands of LED lights, driven by over one thousand computer channels, synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Pack your vehicle full of friends and family to enjoy the show as you begin a new Christmas tradition.

11/28 – 01/03: Magic Christmas in Lights:
Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore: The holiday tradition continues as Bellingrath Gardens and Home celebrates Magic Christmas in Lights.  Stroll through over 3 million sparkling lights and over 1,000 displays throughout the 65 acre Garden estate.  The Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and poinsettias encompass the Gardens.  Nightly choral performances are held on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home.

12/15 – 12/24: Barre3 10-Class Package Sale:
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12/17-12/25: Give back this Christmas
Local Organization Spotlight.  There’s still time to help your fellow man. Bell ringers and Christmas Dinner volunteers are  needed! No experience needed and its guaranteed to fill your heart with gladness.

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12/18: Trace Adkins- The Christmas Show
Saenger Theater, Downtown Mobile: Adkins’ The Christmas Show 2014 Tour is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his Celtic Christmas album, The King’s Gift. The show combines fireside story-telling with performances of classic carols. Adkins’ historical and humorous narration, loving delivery of time-honored Christmas classics and the lush instrumentation make for a truly special holiday event.

12/18: “Voices of Jerusalem”
“Scribes and Sacred Texts: Ancient Texts and the Codifying of Faith Perspectives”. Bill Warren, Ph.D., Director of the Center for New Testament Textual Studies, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. As an extension of the exhibit, Voices of Jerusalem, there will be an academic lecture series beginning November 13 and running through early 2015. Cost for attending the lecture will be $10 per person and will include hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Location: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center Start/End Time: 6:00pm, 8:00pm  

12/19-12/23: Christmas Movie Trio
You’ll poke your eye out! While “A Christmas Story” seems to show nonstop on the small screen thanks to the annual TBS marathon on Christmas day, have you ever seen it in a theater? How about “It’s a Wonderful Life,” or “Rare Exports”? The Crescent Theater, at 208 Dauphin St. in downtown Mobile, is showing all three holiday movies from Dec. 19-23, with “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 2 p.m., “A Christmas Story” at 6 p.m. and “Rare Exports” at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 per person. Arrive early to snag one of the leather recliners on the front rows. For more information, go to www.crescenttheater.com, or call (251) 438-2005.

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12/19-12/21: Peter Pan, Jr.
Staged by the local children’s acting company Sunny Side Theater, directed by Christopher Paragone. In “Peter Pan Jr.,” Peter, Wendy and her brothers will actually fly in the production at St. Luke’s High School on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m.

12/20: Winter Wonderland
Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile: A holiday market from 10am-2pm featuring a variety of locally grown produce, baked goods, art, crafts and other handmade items; six tons of snow to play in; music by the musicians who will present Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas in the evening; photos with Elsa and Anna, heroines of the Disney film Frozen – and more.

12/20: A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas Concert
Saenger Theater, Downtown Mobile: This 6th Annual show will include a performance by the John Milham Trio with Chris Spies (pianist) and Chris Severin (bassist) will perform Vince Guaraldi’s Soundtrack “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. The second set will feature many of Mobile’s finest songwriters performing their favorite Christmas tunes. Guest artists include Molly Thomas Milham, Andy McDonald, Ryan Balthrop, Eric Erdman, Rebecca Roubion, and more.

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12/21: Frozen Tea Party
Fairhope Civic Center: 6 p.m.  Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for children. Enjoy live performances from the Disney smash-hit movie, plus sing-a-longs and “delectable treats and tea.” Proceeds benefit Project Mouvement in Art and The Exceptional Foundation. Fairhope Civic Center is located at 161 N. Section St.

12/24: 13th Annual Christmas Eve Santa Run
Two-mile fun run with proceeds benefiting the Cindy Hoobler Brouillette Charity. T-shirts may be purchased separately at Carpe Diem Everyone is encouraged to dress up, and prizes will be awarded for best individual and group costumes, as well as overall race winner. The post-race party will feature music by Dr. Feelgood, cookies, coffee and hot chocolate

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The Holidays! Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 12/10

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in RunDown | No Comments

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 Elves - Guinness Book of Records - Mobile, ALThese kids are ready to help set a World Elf Record! (image courtesy of AL.com).

11/15 – 01/03: Magic Christmas in Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile:  For the first time ever, Christmas Nights of Lights will be hosting one of the most amazing drive-thru Christmas light shows you will ever experience! Hundreds of thousands of LED lights, driven by over one thousand computer channels, synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Pack your vehicle full of friends and family to enjoy the show as you begin a new Christmas tradition.

11/28 – 01/03: Magic Christmas in Lights:
Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore: The holiday tradition continues as Bellingrath Gardens and Home celebrates Magic Christmas in Lights.  Stroll through over 3 million sparkling lights and over 1,000 displays throughout the 65 acre Garden estate.  The Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and poinsettias encompass the Gardens.  Nightly choral performances are held on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home.

12/11: Holiday Night Market
Mobile Museum of Art: 5 p.m. Mobile Museum of Art is excited to host our second artisan bazaar of very special wares. Just in time for the Holidays, come get that WOW one-of-a-kind gift. Many locally sourced handmade products as well as arts and crafts will be available. Be that special someone by giving the perfect, original gift.

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12/12: LODA Artwalk
Lower Dauphin St, Downtown Mobile: Join downtown art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods and hear the sounds of the LoDa Artwalk.

12/12: Elfapalooza
Downtown Mobile, Bienville Square 6-7pm: Help break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people (they need at least 2,000) dressed like Santa’s elves. Mobile County Public Schools and LoDa ArtWalk are teaming up to present this Elfapalooza event that will include performances by Old Shell Road Elementary School, the Pride of Baker Marching Band and TUBACHRISTMAS. So what does an elf wear? You must have pointy ears and a pointy hat, with red and green clothing. (Find a template for pointy ears on LoDa ArtWalk’s Facebook page.)

12/13: An Appalachian Christmas:
Downtown Mobile, Saenger Theater: Mark O’Connor and Friends   As the weather turns colder, the Saenger heats up with superstar fiddler Mark O’Connor and his Appalachian Christmas. This heart-warming concert also features all your holiday favorites you know and love!

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12/13: Holiday Under The Stars:
Downtown Mobile, The Exploreum: 3-7pm: Yet another great, family fun-filled event planned for the 2014 holiday season. Holiday Under the Stars  will feature some fun and educational activities for the whole family like appearances by Santa, Face Painting, Liquid Nitrogen ice cream, ornament making and paper snowball fights! PLUS we will be showing the holiday favorite, Santa vs. The Snowman on the IMAX Dome!

12/13-14: The Nutcracker
Mobile Civic Center: The Nutcracker, a classic Christmas Story, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. The scenes are set to music by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa.

12/13: City of Fairhope Santa Saturdays
Downtown Fairhope: Santa will be in front of the Fairhope Museum of History in downtown Fairhope from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. for children to visit. Parents may bring cameras to take pictures.

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12/14: Holiday Cheer at The Bull
The Bull Cantina and Grill, Downtown Dauphin St: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. This benefit for the Child Advocacy Center features a sampling of The Bull’s southwestern signature dishes and wines, as well as a live auction of holiday gifts and entertainment by Jerry Squires. A variety of packages featuring hotel stays, local art and accessories, spa and pampering services and more will be available for auction. Tickets are $35 each

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What’s Happening the Week of 12/3

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 Jags - heading to bowl game
Our Jags are Heading to a Bowl Game! (image courtesy of AL.com).

12/03: Christmas Comedy Show with Travis Crim:
Dauphin Way Methodist Church, Mobile:  Travis Crim and his Los Angeles-based sketch comedy team will offer their Christmas-themed, Christ-centered comedy show.  This FREE, one-hour sketch comedy is designed for all ages.

11/15 – 01/03: Magic Christmas in Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile:  For the first time ever, Christmas Nights of Lights will be hosting one of the most amazing drive-thru Christmas light shows you will ever experience! Hundreds of thousands of LED lights, driven by over one thousand computer channels, synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Pack your vehicle full of friends and family to enjoy the show as you begin a new Christmas tradition.

11/28 – 01/03: Magic Christmas in Lights:
Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore: The holiday tradition continues as Bellingrath Gardens and Home celebrates Magic Christmas in Lights.  Stroll through over 3 million sparkling lights and over 1,000 displays throughout the 65 acre Garden estate.  The Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and poinsettias encompass the Gardens.  Nightly choral performances are held on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home.

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12/4: Babes in Toyland
Saenger Theater, Downtown Mobile. Playhouse in the Park presents the Christmas classic “Babes in Toyland” at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Follow Mary Contrary, Tom-Tom and many Mother Goose characters through amazing adventures as they help save Christmas.

12/4: Wine Down and Ugly Sweater Competition:
History Museum of Mobile, Downtown Mobile: Been looking for a place to sport that ugly sweater and even get complimented for it?  Look no further.  The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) will be hosting a wine tasting and an ugly holiday sweater contest at the Mobile Museum of History from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Wine Down will benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Mobile County, which provides carefully selected, age-appropriate books free to eligible homes with children under the age of five.

12/5: Polar Express Movie Night
Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile. Movie night. City officials will light Cathedral Square with a new arctic theme this Friday, Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The movie “Polar Express” will be shown on a giant screen at 6 p.m., so bring chairs or a blanket. And kids won’t want to miss the opportunity to write a letter to Santa Claus!

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12/5 Fairhope Magical Christmas Parade
Downtown Fairhope: The Fairhope Magical Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Morphy and Section Street, and continues down Section and Oak Street.

12/5: Jerrod Niemann in concert:
Saenger Theater, Downtown Mobile: Jerrod Niemann exploded onto the scene with his chart-topping major-label debut, 2010’s Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury. The album, on Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville records, included the Number One smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, “Lover, Lover,” and the follow-up Top 5 single, “What Do You Want.”

12/6: Quidditch in the Square:
Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile:  Quidditch, anyone? All witches, wizards and even muggles are invited to attend Mobile’s Quidditch Cup at Cathedral Square on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a mug of butterbeer, craft your very own wand and watch talented athletes race around on broomstick, smacking each other with dodge balls. For more information about Quidditch, made popular in the “Harry Potter” novels, visit www.usquidditch.org

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12/7: Christmas on the Hill:
Christmas on the Hill in the Village of Spring Hill is scheduled for Sunday, December 7th from 1 to 5 PM. Christmas on the Hill is an annual holiday event created and promoted by the Spring Hill Merchants Association and the individual merchants of the Village of Spring Hill.

12/7: Home Alone Movie in the Park:
Bring the family to see “Home Alone” an outdoor FREE movie event sponsored by The Village of Spring Hill. The movie will be shown on Dorn Field at Spring Hill College directly behind the Moorer Library

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What’s Happening the Week of 11/26

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 YMCA for NYE - Share Your Thoughts
YMCA at NYE Downtown Mobile.  Pumped or Embarrassed? Voice your Opinion (image courtesy of Facebook).

11/15 – 01/03: Magic Christmas in Lights
Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile:  For the first time ever, Christmas Nights of Lights will be hosting one of the most amazing drive-thru Christmas light shows you will ever experience! Hundreds of thousands of LED lights, driven by over one thousand computer channels, synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Pack your vehicle full of friends and family to enjoy the show as you begin a new Christmas tradition.

11/26 – 2015: Ark of India:
Mobile History Museum, Downtown Mobile: An exhibition presenting “an account of late 19th and early 20th century India as seen by Alabama artist Roderick D. MacKenzie, using his paintings, drawings, sculptures, and most importantly, photographs and writings. MacKenzie spent more than a decade in India, a place he described as exotic, dangerous, and colorful. He rode with princes on tiger hunts, climbed mountains along India’s Northern border, and swam in the sacred Ganges River. MacKenzie was the official painter of the Delhi Durbar in 1903, which marked the coronation of King Edward VII.

11/27: Happy Thanksgiving!
Nationwide:  We want you to know that we are thankful for you.  No, don’t look around.  We’re talking directly to you.  We’re truly thankful for you and for you and you being an active part of our community.  We hope that you spread the word about great events that you see here and tell your friends about our free service.  Now go eat some food!

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11/27: Turkey Trot for Hope
Spanish Plaza, Downtown Mobile:  Go for a 5k Run and then stuff yourself with turkey?  Why not?  It benefits Camp Rap-A-Hope.   The 5k will start at 8:00am and run along a certified 5k course (AL08033JD). The Gobble Wobble fun run is less than a mile and will begin at 9:00am.

11/28: USA Jaguars vs. Navy
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile:  Watch your local USA Jaguars take on our boys from the Navy in this after Thanksgiving clash.  Enjoy!

11/28 – 01/03: Magic Christmas in Lights:
Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore: The holiday tradition continues as Bellingrath Gardens and Home celebrates Magic Christmas in Lights.  Stroll through over 3 million sparkling lights and over 1,000 displays throughout the 65 acre Garden estate.  The Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and poinsettias encompass the Gardens.  Nightly choral performances are held on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home.

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11/29: Small Business Saturday:
Nationwide: In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is Nov 29.

12/03: Christmas Comedy Show with Travis Crim:
Dauphin Way Methodist Church, Mobile:  Travis Crim and his Los Angeles-based sketch comedy team will offer their Christmas-themed, Christ-centered comedy show.  This FREE, one-hour sketch comedy is designed for all ages.

Upcoming: 12/4: Wine Down and Ugly Sweater Competition:
History Museum of Mobile, Downtown Mobile: Been looking for a place to sport that ugly sweater and even get complimented for it?  Look no further.  The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) will be hosting a wine tasting and an ugly holiday sweater contest at the Mobile Museum of History from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Wine Down will benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Mobile County, which provides carefully selected, age-appropriate books free to eligible homes with children under the age of five.

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Upcoming: 12/5: Jerrod Niemann in concert:
Saenger Theater, Downtown Mobile: Jerrod Niemann exploded onto the scene with his chart-topping major-label debut, 2010’s Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury. The album, on Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville records, included the Number One smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, “Lover, Lover,” and the follow-up Top 5 single, “What Do You Want.”

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What’s Happening the Week of 11/19

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 local boys playing a little pool
Just a couple of local boys playing a little evening pool (image courtesy of Facebook).

11/19: Lecrae on the Anomaly Tour:
Civic Center, Downtown Mobile: Lecrae, an authentic hip hop artist who isn’t shy about his faith (and also has won a Grammy) is on tour in Mobile with an also popular artist on his label, Andy Mineo.  There are still a few tickets left!

11/20: Celebrate Hope:
Mitchell Center Institute, 1660 Springhill Ave.: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.

11/20: Premier Screening of The Great Invisible:
Saenger Theater, Downtown Mobile: see the Mobile premiere screening of The Great Invisible! Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Margaret Brown & Special Guests! Buy your tickets now.

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11/21: Lighting of the Trees:
Bienville Square, downtown Mobile: The City welcomes in the holiday season with pictures with Santa, live music and much more. Shop in our merry market, enjoy live entertainment. Be sure to be there by 6 p.m., as we kick off the holiday season when the Mayor and Santa light up the tree at 6:10 p.m.!

11/22: The Mobile International Festival:
After celebrating its 25th anniversary in Mobile in 2008, the Festival returns for another 25 years of serving up the diversity of Mobile’s flavors and cultures. The Mobile Civic Center will host the event that brings the sights, sounds and tastes of the world together in one place! Come out and join in the cultural festivities during this three day event.

11/22: Hazardous Waste Collection Event:
The Grounds, Mobile:  Ok, so it’s not exactly a party, but we found this to be important for you to know about.  Have chemicals, paints, old electronics that you don’t know what to do with?  Don’t throw these hazards away.  Bring them to the Grounds to be disposed of for FREE.

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11/22: Brookley 5k
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Brookley Complex: Runners and walkers of all ages and stages of fitness take off at the Airbus 5K On the Runway hosted by the Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) Foundation benefitting the restoration of Doyle Park on Saturday, November 22 with a 4 p.m. twilight start at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, also the One-Mile Fun Run at the Runway gets all engines going at 3:30 p.m. just before the big race with a one-miler down the newly paved Broad Street.

11/22: Run your Stache off Run 5k:
Downtown Mobile, O’Daly’s Irish Pub: Providing a runner’s delight and raise money for two great causes – Movember and the Friends of Doyle Park.  Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs.

Upcoming: 11/27: Turkey Trot for Hope
Spanish Plaza, Downtown Mobile:  Go for a 5k Run and then stuff yourself with turkey?  Why not?  It benefits Camp Rap-A-Hope.   The 5k will start at 8:00am and run along a certified 5k course (AL08033JD). The Gobble Wobble fun run is less than a mile and will begin at 9:00am.

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Upcoming: 12/4: Wine Down and Ugly Sweater Competition:
History Museum of Mobile, Downtown Mobile: Been looking for a place to sport that ugly sweater and even get complimented for it?  Look no further.  The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) will be hosting a wine tasting and an ugly holiday sweater contest at the Mobile Museum of History from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Wine Down will benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Mobile County, which provides carefully selected, age-appropriate books free to eligible homes with children under the age of five.

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What’s Happening the Week of 11/12

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 Oyster Shucking
A little oyster shucking at the Oyster Cook-off, no big deal (image courtesy of Facebook).

11/12 – BayBites – Baykeeper Food Truck Festival:
Cooper Riverside Park, Downtown Mobile: Join BayKeeper for an evening of great food and cold beer! Featured Food Trucks Include: Geaux Boys, Smoking Gringos, Island Thyme, & Von’s Coco Bay.  Live Music by: Roman Street.  Wristbands are $10, beer is included! All proceeds benefit Mobile Baykeeper. Hosted by: Young Advisory Council of Mobile Baykeeper

11/13: Liquid Art:
Mobile Museum of Art: Join us for Liquid Art, a cocktail party celebrating the Mobile Museum of Art’s 50th year, and that thing that is such a big part of what makes Mobile pretty special: Mardi Gras. Have a delicious Dragon Drink courtesy of Wintzell’s Oyster House, enjoy music and hors d’oeuvres, and celebrate Carnival a little early by touring the 50th anniversary exhibition, ‘The Art and Design of Mardi Gras’ Oh, and it’s FREE!

11/13: FREE PAD Screening:
Cardiovascular Associates P.C., 1901 Springhill Ave. Mobile: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), more commonly known as hardening of the arteries, affects about 8 million Americans. It is a condition in which the large and medium-sized arteries supplying blood to the legs become narrow or clogged, constricting the flow of blood. PAD not only causes pain and disability, it also is associated with a much higher risk of heart disease. Cardiovascular Associates P.C. is holding a FREE PAD screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease.  This Free screening will be held at Cardiovascular Associates!

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11/13-15: Christmas Jubilee:
The Grounds, 1035 Cody Rd, N.: Join us for the 30th anniversary of Christmas Jubilee presented by Junior League of Mobile. Christmas Jubilee is a holiday market consisting of commercial vendors, crafts, food, music and more. All proceeds help to fund the mission of Junior League of Mobile. Christmas Jubilee is the primary fundraiser for Junior League of Mobile sending over $4.5 million dollars into the community to support a broad range of issues affecting Mobile and Coastal Alabama.

11/14: LoDa ArtWalk:
Downtown Mobile, Lower Dauphin Street: Second Fridays in the LoDA Art District have become quite a popular time and place to be! In its 8th year, the event seems to be getting better each month. Join downtown art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods, and hear the sounds of the LoDa Artwalk.

11/14: Grand Hotel Beverage Academy:
Grand Hotel, Point Clear: With the holidays approaching we will teach the art of crafting a punch for any occasion. Punches can be the perfect beverage for an event. Let us show you why. Learn step by step instructions how to create a punch. $10 entry fee!

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11/14-16: Little Women:
Joe Jefferson Playhouse: Little Women, Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott will run November 7th – 23rd, 2014 and is being directed by Joe Fuselli.  JJP’s telling of this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting – or reacquainting – themselves with the sisters: Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father. Don’t  miss this classic!

11/20: Celebrate Hope:
Mitchell Center Institute, 1660 Springhill Ave.: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.

11/21: Lighting of the Trees:
Bienville Square, downtown Mobile: The City welcomes in the holiday season with pictures with Santa, live music and much more. Shop in our merry market, enjoy live entertainment. Be sure to be there by 6 p.m., as we kick off the holiday season when the Mayor and Santa light up the tree at 6:10 p.m.!

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11/20-22: The Mobile International Festival:
After celebrating its 25th anniversary in Mobile in 2008, the Festival returns for another 25 years of serving up the diversity of Mobile’s flavors and cultures. The Mobile Civic Center will host the event that brings the sights, sounds and tastes of the world together in one place! Come out and join in the cultural festivities during this three day event.

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What’s Happening the Week of 11/05

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 mobile streets alive
This cutie had her bike ready for the Derby at the First Annual Mobile Streets Alive event in Downtown Mobile.

11/6: Dining in the Streets:
Downtown Dauphin Street: A community dinner party in the street to celebrate Mobile’s downtown restaurants and to support Prichard Preparatory School. Guests can purchase tickets for the participating restaurant of their choice for either 6:00 PM or 7:30 PM & will bring their tickets to that restaurant to dine in the street on 11/6 & will enjoy a price-fixed menu. Wine and beer tickets sold separately.

11/6: Cause for Celebration:
Mobile Carnival Museum, 355 Government St: The Cause for Celebration event and silent auction for USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital raises funds to provide hospital-bound patients with gifts on life milestones.   Tickets to the event are $20 and include museum admission, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a silent auction, photo booth and music from DJ Derrick Juzang. Tickets to Cause for Celebration can be purchased in the USA CWH Gift Shop, at the event or online at bit.ly/USACWH-Cause-For-Celebration.

11/6: CASA – Changing Lives with Art, Wine and Cuisine:
The Athelstan Club, 170 St. Francis Street: CASA is having a wine pairing at the Athelstan Club.  Chef Ashley is planning a wonderful menu to complement various wines.  There will also be a silent auction showcasing local artist.  To date, Amber Ivey, Denise Inge, Tom Wade, Tiffany Smith, Eileen Morrison, Andrea Dowdy, and Hoagy Kearns have donated pieces.

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11/7: 7th Annual Oyster Cook-Off:
The Hangout, 101 East Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores: Join some of the brightest, most innovative chefs around for a three-day celebration of one of the Gulf Coast’s finest treasures: Oysters!Friday: Oyster Cook-off Weekend KickOff Party at the Hangout – craft beer festival with over 60 beers from 25 craft breweries. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $10 for designated drivers! Saturday: The 7th Annual Oyster Cook-Off – celebrity chefs and judges, local legends, live music, shucking contest and family activities. Admission is free. Tasting tickets available for purchase. Sunday: Breakfast Buffet and Bloody Mary Invitational – live music, demos and programs. Sunday brunch is $25 per person, $10 for kids 12 and under.

11/7: Little Women:
Joe Jefferson Playhouse: Little Women, Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott will run November 7th – 23rd, 2014 and is being directed by Joe Fuselli.  JJP’s telling of this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting – or reacquainting – themselves with the sisters: Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father. Don’t  miss this classic!

11/8: Roll for Rover Ride:
Mobile SPCA, 620 Zeigler Circle West: Mobile SPCA’s first annual bikers’ Roll for Rover ride and dice roll Saturday, November 8. The ride starts at 11 at any of the participating bars/lounges (Boondocks Bar & Grill, Sea Hut Lounge, Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Traders on the Causeway) and in by 4 at the Mobile SPCA for a late cookout lunch and live music by Fat Lincoln. Prizes for highest and lowest roll, raffle for $250 gas card. Two wheels and four wheels welcome!

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11/8: Mobile Museum of Art: 50th Anniversary Family Festival:
Mobile Museum of Art: 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 features floats, maskers, carnival cuisine, and a band competition-all of the local favorites of Mobile Mardi Gras. The exhibition focuses on the creative endeavors of those who make Mardi Gras the visual spectacle that draws thousands of people to Mobile each year.

11/8-11/9: Gun & Knife Show:
The Grounds, 1035 Cody Rd N.: The Grounds will host the annual Gun and Knife Show featuring hundreds of tables and dozens of tables on November 8 and November 9, 2014.

11/12 – BayBites – Baykeeper Food Truck Festival:
Cooper Riverside Park, Downtown Mobile: Join BayKeeper for an evening of great food and cold beer! Featured Food Trucks Include: Geaux Boys, Smoking Gringos, Island Thyme, & Von’s Coco Bay.  Live Music by: Roman Street.  Wristbands are $10, beer is included! All proceeds benefit Mobile Baykeeper. Hosted by: Young Advisory Council of Mobile Baykeeper

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What’s Happening the Week of 10/29

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10/29- 10/31: Pumpkin Patch:
1507 Dauphin St., Mobile: Pumpkins are here! You will find pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and even some different colors along with gourds for your fall decorations.  The patch is located at the corners of Catherine and Dauphin in the parking lot across from the church.  All funds raised will benefit the children’s and youth missions and ministries.

10/29-11/2: Magnolia Corn Maze:
15275 County Road 49, Summerdale: This year Magnolia Corn Maze is again putting in two corn mazes.  We hope you will come out and get lost in one of the two corn fields we offer. Enjoy the hayride, cow train, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pig races, pony rides, corn cannons, games, a pumpkin slingshot, hop-along rodeo, hay bale mountain and a children’s maze, bazooka ball, second corn maze, second playground, zombie paintball, food and concession items and more! We have many special events going on, like Trick or Treat in the Maze – Wear your costume!  (October 25, 1-3pm).

10/29-11/2: The Greater Gulf State Fair:
The Grounds, 1035 Cody Rd., N, Mobile, AL: It’s time for the Fair! The Grounds will host the 60th annual Greater Gulf State Fair from Oct. 24 – Nov. 2, 2014. This year’s Fair will feature a new theme “Celebrate the Coast,” which aims to host the best things about the Gulf Coast under one roof as well as more than 30 adult rides, 30 kid rides and a must-see entertainment line-up!

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10/30:  Mystère de Lore:
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center: This will an event you won’t soon forget as this interactive fundraiser for the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center will offer attendees French cuisine, cocktails, and amazing gravity defying performers (think word swallowers, dagger throwers, flame blowers, aerial dancers, and a major science experiment), while dancing to the sounds of Az Izz.

10/31: Playhouse-in-the-Park’s Nightmares III:
4851 Museum Drive, Mobile: Come out to this thrilling horror story written by Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson and H. P. Lovecraft, adapted for the stage by Playhouse alumnus Jonathan Olsenky. We promise it’ll get you in the mood for Halloween!

11/1: SMG Food Trucks for the Bay Area Food Bank:
TheArthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center: From 11am – 3pm come out and support theBay Area Food Bank. Several area food truck vendors and restaurant catering trailers will set up in the Exhibit Hall to sell their cuisine. Each vendor will pledge a percentage of the day’s sales to the Bay Area Food Bank. The charitable food truck vendors and restaurant catering trailers participating areBob’s Famous Hot Dogs, Coco Bay Daphne, Geaux Boy, Kona Ice Alabama-Baldwin County, Los Tacos,Old 27 Grill “Crawfish Wagon”, PNH Cream, Saucy Q Bar B Que Bar-B-Que and Von’s Food Truck. Admission to the event will be $1 donation or a non-perishable food item per person.

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11/1: Salty Worm Brackish Classic and Delta Bash:
Blue Gill, Causeway: Come out to a fresh water and salt water fishing tournament with an after party at the BLUEGILL that benefits the Gaillard Pancreatic Cancer Research Endowment at the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.

11/2: Mobile Streets Alive:
Downtown: Come out and head downtown from 2 to 5 pm to Alabama’s first Open Streets project,  Mobile Streets Alive, and take part in transforming our streets into vibrant places that celebrate & build community. Dauphin and Conti Streets will be closed to cars between Washington Avenue and Joachim Street.  Neighbors  are able to mingle, recreate, and shop in their communities in a safe, car-free environment.THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

11/2: Keb’ Mo’:
Saenger Theatre: Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22 release of ‘BLUESAmericana’ on Kind of Blue Music. His twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his debut ‘Keb’ Mo’,’ but, more important, the disc is a signpost of artistic and personal growth. Show starts at 8 PM!

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11/6: Dining in the Streets:
Downtown Dauphin Street: A community dinner party in the street to celebrate Mobile’s downtown restaurants and to support Prichard Preparatory School. Guests can purchase tickets for the participating restaurant of their choice for either 6:00 PM or 7:30 PM & will bring their tickets to that restaurant to dine in the street on 11/6 & will enjoy a price-fixed menu. Wine and beer tickets sold separately.

11/7: Little Women:
Joe Jefferson Playhouse: Little Women, Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott will run November 7th – 23rd, 2014 and is being directed by Joe Fuselli.  JJP’s telling of this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting – or reacquainting – themselves with the sisters: Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father. Don’t  miss this classic!

Upcoming Event:11/12 – BayBites – Baykeeper Food Truck Festival:
Cooper Riverside Park, Downtown Mobile: Join BayKeeper for an evening of great food and cold beer! Featured Food Trucks Include: Geaux Boys, Smoking Gringos, Island Thyme, & Von’s Coco Bay.  Live Music by: Roman Street.  Wristbands are $10, beer is included! All proceeds benefit Mobile Baykeeper. Hosted by: Young Advisory Council of Mobile Baykeeper

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What’s Happening the Week of 10/22

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10/22- 10/31: Pumpkin Patch:
1507 Dauphin St., Mobile: Pumpkins are here! You will find pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and even some different colors along with gourds for your fall decorations.  The patch is located at the corners of Catherine and Dauphin in the parking lot across from the church.  All funds raised will benefit the children’s and youth missions and ministries.

10/22-11/2: Magnolia Corn Maze:
15275 County Road 49, Summerdale: This year Magnolia Corn Maze is again putting in two corn mazes.  We hope you will come out and get lost in one of the two corn fields we offer. Enjoy the hayride, cow train, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pig races, pony rides, corn cannons, games, a pumpkin slingshot, hop-along rodeo, hay bale mountain and a children’s maze, bazooka ball, second corn maze, second playground, zombie paintball, food and concession items and more! We have many special events going on, like Trick or Treat in the Maze – Wear your costume!  (October 25, 1-3pm).

10/23: Mobile SPCA Fish Fry:
Our Savior Catholic Church, 1801 Cody Rd. S, Mobile: Second Annual Fish Fry Thursday, October 23 at Our Savior Church on Cody Road. We will start serving at 5:00 pm and serve until the fish runs out! Music by The String Slingers. Raffles for a Casket of Cheer and $250 Gas Card plus lots more great items. USA fried catfish, Oyster House slaw, baked beans, Gourmet Catering cornbread, homemade dessert for just $10. Beer and wine also available.

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10/24-11/2: The Greater Gulf State Fair:
The Grounds, 1035 Cody Rd., N, Mobile, AL: It’s time for the Fair! The Grounds will host the 60th annual Greater Gulf State Fair from Oct. 24 – Nov. 2, 2014. This year’s Fair will feature a new theme “Celebrate the Coast,” which aims to host the best things about the Gulf Coast under one roof as well as more than 30 adult rides, 30 kid rides and a must-see entertainment line-up!

10/25: Screen on the Green Film Event – Gremlins:
Lavretta Park, Mobile: The final FREE movie nights is scheduled for this Saturday at Lavretta Park on Old Shell Road. Our movie this time will have you take a trip down memory lane! And share it with your kids!  Gremlins! (PG) Remember, Don’t get them wet, keep them out of bright light, and NEVER feed them after midnight! Movie starts at 7 PM!

10/25: Playhouse-in-the-Park’s Nightmares III:
4851 Museum Drive, Mobile: Come out to this thrilling horror story written by Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson and H. P. Lovecraft, adapted for the stage by Playhouse alumnus Jonathan Olsenky. We promise it’ll get you in the mood for Halloween!

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10/25: Cardboard City:
Corner of Dauphin and Ann Street, Mobile: Sleep one night in a box, and change someone’s life forever! Setup begins around 4 pm; Saturday, October 25th. Entertainment begins at 7 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend w/o spending the night. An annual memorial service for homeless persons held at 9 pm. A simple meal is provided. Sunrise Devotion at Sunday morning; 6 am. Clean up and depart at 8 am!

10/25: Katie’s Fund My Run:
Cottage Hill Park, Mobile: Katie’s Fund my Run is a 5k and 1 mile fun run on Oct. 25th at Cottage Hill Park. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new prosthetic leg that will allow Katie to run! What a great idea and great cause!

10/25: The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama’s Causeway Classic:
Lap’s Grocery and Grill, 1595 Battleship Pky:This inshore fishing tournament will be a day filled with fun and excitement for the whole family, while raising much needed funds to help us change lives and save lives right here Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Divisions include Trout, Combo (Trout/Flounder), and Mystery Fish. But we’ll also have live music, GREAT DOOR PRIZES, food, displays, Chef Cecil’s Famous ribs, and great prizes for our winners! Weigh-in is from 3-5pm at Lap’s with FOX10 Meteorologist Jason Smith!

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10/26: Woofstock:
Bienville Square, Downtown Mobile:  Woofstock is an annual festival for music and animal lovers benefiting the Animal Rescue Foundation! Oh, and there are Weiner Dog Races form 1:15-1:145Woofstock Arf! Be sure to get there early to register your pup, spots always fill up quickly for this popular event! Weiner dogs and other small breeds welcome. Free with your paid admission to Woofstock – just $10 for adults and $5 for children!

10/28: Ray Lamontagne:
Saenger Theatre, Downtown Mobile: Ten years ago Ray LaMontagne released his first album, TROUBLE, the gold-certified start to a fiercely ambitious, Grammy Award-winning, critically praised career that’s encompassed three more albums, several EPs, a slew of soundtrack compilations and arresting live performances fronting a variety of ensembles. And LaMontagne is still having fun all these years later — and with his fifth album, SUPERNOVA, maybe more fun than ever. Don’t miss this awesome performance in Mobile!

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What’s Happening the Week of 10/15

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10/15- 10/31: Pumpkin Patch:
1507 Dauphin St., Mobile: Pumpkins are here! You will find pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and even some different colors along with gourds for your fall decorations.  The patch is located at the corners of Catherine and Dauphin in the parking lot across from the church.  All funds raised will benefit the children’s and youth missions and ministries.

10/15-11/2: Magnolia Corn Maze:
15275 County Road 49, Summerdale: This year Magnolia Corn Maze is again putting in two corn mazes.  We hope you will come out and get lost in one of the two corn fields we offer. Enjoy the hayride, cow train, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pig races, pony rides, corn cannons, games, a pumpkin slingshot, hop-along rodeo, hay bale mountain and a children’s maze, bazooka ball, second corn maze, second playground, zombie paintball, food and concession items and more! We have many special events going on, like Trick or Treat in the Maze – Wear your costume!  (October 25, 1-3pm).

10/16: 4th Annual Networking Event for Professional Women:
Regions Bank Pharr Room, Battle House Tower: Join us for an evening of networking and fun with Mobile and Baldwin Counties’ best and brightest professional women.  The Mobile Bar Association Women Lawyers host this yearly event, which this year will feature keynote speaker United States Congresswoman Terri Sewell and will benefit the local organization Our Sisters’ Closet.  The event welcomes women from all professions.  Come join us and enjoy a fantastic speaker, door prizes, food, drink, and fun, while gaining professional contacts and supporting a great cause.

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10/17: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn:
Saenger Theatre, Downtown Mobile: Doors open at 6:30 PM, show starts at 7 PM! Come out and watch Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn and see how they have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Their performances embrace a diversity almost unthinkable – coming from just two banjos and one voice. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture. Don’t miss this!

10/18: Screen on the Green Film Event – Pet Sematary:
Lavretta Park, Mobile: The second of three FREE movie nights is scheduled for this Saturday at Lavretta Park on Old Shell Road. Our movie this time is not for the faint of heart! Since it is rated R we are starting the movie a little bit later. Gather your friends (the brave ones) and come on out for a good ole’ Halloween fright-fest under the oaks and stars. Movie starts at 8 PM, Papa Johns will be on-site with food and beverages.

10/18: Dog River CLearwater Revival:
Rivershack, 6120 Marina Dr S, Mobile: Dog River Clearwater Revival is hosting the 4th Annual Dog River Fishing Tournament on Saturday, October 18th.Lines in at 6AM and out at 2:30PM. Fish can come from anywhere in inshore Alabama waters. Weigh-in will be at The River Shack from 2:00-3:30PM. Captains Meeting will be Friday, October 17th at The River Shack from 5:30PM-7PM. Register and pay in person at The Rivershack Restaurant ,Springdale Travel, or at the Captains meeting and online at www.dogriver.org. Adult fee $35 and Youth (age 5-15) fee $15 and Children (5 and under) are free.

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10/18: Environmental Studies Center’s Owl-O-Ween 5K Trail Run:
Environmental Studies Center, 6101 Girby Rd., Mobile: This 5K trail run is to benefit the wildlife rehabilitation program at the Environmental Studies Center.  Over 800 wild animals are admitted and cared for through this program. Pre-registration is: $15/$20 After October 9: $25

10/18:  2014 Buddy Walk:
Bienville Square, Downtown Mobile: The Down Syndrome Society of Mobile County will be hosting their 7th Annual Buddy Walk.  Registration begins at 9 am and the walk begins at 10 am. 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.

10/18: Polo at the Point:
Sonny Hill-Clearwater Polo Complex, Point Clear: 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, Night-Time Player’s Party and much more.

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10/23: Mobile SPCA Fish Fry:
Our Savior Catholic Church, 1801 Cody Rd. S, Mobile:  Second Annual Fish Fry Thursday, October 23 at Our Savior Church on Cody Road. We will start serving at 5:00 pm and serve until the fish runs out! Music by The String Slingers. Raffles for a Casket of Cheer and $250 Gas Card plus lots more great items. USA fried catfish, Oyster House slaw, baked beans, Gourmet Catering cornbread, homemade dessert for just $10. Beer and wine also available.

Upcoming Event: 10/24: The Greater Gulf State Fair:
The Grounds, 1035 Cody Rd., N, Mobile, AL: It’s time for the Fair! The Grounds will host the 60th annual Greater Gulf State Fair from Oct. 24 – Nov. 2, 2014. This year’s Fair will feature a new theme “Celebrate the Coast,” which aims to host the best things about the Gulf Coast under one roof as well as more than 30 adult rides, 30 kid rides and a must-see entertainment line-up!

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