Get Out and #doMobile 11/1/2017

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Featured Photo of the Week
: On Monday, the 2017 Leadership Mobile Diversity and Inclusion Team gathered together for the unveiling of the new historical marker at Dauphin St. and Claiborne St. at the “Say Their Names: A Celebration of Mobile’s Hidden Figures” event. This new marker celebrates the achievements of Mobilians Dr. Regina Benjamin, Major General Gary Cooper, and Dr. Lonnie Johnson. A mural dedicated to these three community members has already begun behind the marker by artist Rando Dixon. 
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Do Some Good! 
This weekend is the eighth annual food drive, Scouting for Food. This Saturday, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts and Explorers from all over southwest Alabama will collect food directly from front doors and donate it to Feeding the Gulf Coast to stock the food bank’s shelves in preparation for the busy holiday season. If you received a bag in your mailbox, please fill it with canned goods and the Scouts will pick up from your front porch. If you did not receive a bag, you can still help! Canned goods and non-perishable items can be dropped off at the Greer’s CashSaver locations on Spring Hill Ave and Cottage Hill Rd. Click here for all the details. Keep Doing Good, Mobile!


 NOW – 11/5: Greater Gulf State Fair
The Grounds
Admission: Adult Admission $8, Child Admission $4, Ride All Day $20
Ages: All
The Fair is “Calling all Heroes – from everyday heroes to super heroes” this year to come enjoy 10 days of the most loved midway rides of all time and food vendors with all the funnel cakes, corn dogs and fried Oreos you can eat! This year’s Heroes theme is a way for the Fair to recognize the heroes in our community. Don’t miss all the entertainment and meet-and-greets including the All-Star Stunt Dogs Challenge, Marvel Super Heroes Unite, Paw Patrol and P.J. Masks.

11/1 – 11/12: Venardos Circus 
Wednesday – Next Sunday, James Seals Park
Admission: $15 – $35 per person
Ages: All
Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of All Ages… Welcome to the one and only Venardos Circus! Come enjoy an all-new show FILLED with magic and amazements for ALL AGES! Now you and your family can delight in a truly AUTHENTIC circus experience… under the gorgeous and intimate Big Top tent! Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the Venardos Circus wraps world-class circus arts in their own unique Broadway Musical style. See aerialists, acrobats, juggling, balancing, and daredeviltry from around the World! Plus ridiculous antics, and Venardos’ own Broadway-Style singing and dancing! It’s a show that will keep kids and adults agog with delight! Arrive one hour before show time for the interactive Preshow Party, where you can meet the cast, snap selfies, play games, and get your circus snack on. It’s an unforgettable experience for young and old, and not to be missed. Groups of 15 or more may call directly at (323) 790-4827 to take advantage of special discounts.

11/1: Winedown Wednesdays and Treat Yourself Tuesdays
Wed – 8 am – 8 pm, The Spa at the Battle House
Admission: Based on price of service
Ages: All
Fall is the most hectic time of year – Halloween, football, fall festivals, Thanksgiving and everything in between. Take some time for yourself this season and join the Spa at the Battle House every Tuesday and Wednesday for 30% off all massages, skincare, and nail services 50 minutes or longer. While you are there, enjoy the outdoor pool area, fitness facility, drinks at the Royal Street Tavern or lunch at the Joe Cain Cafe. The Battle House Hotel and Spa is truly your one-stop shop for relaxation. Call 251-338-5700 to book an appointment.

11/2: Shoe Station Senior Day
Thursday – Shoe Station Locations
Admission: Free
Ages: All
Shoe Station wants to say thank you to all customers ages 55 and up on Thursday, November 2, by offering a special discount of 20% off ALMOST EVERYTHING IN STORE! This includes shoes, t-shirts, shorts, socks, handbags and accessories — some exclusions apply. Also, the first 25 customers age 55 and up to arrive at store opening at 9 am, will receive a $10 Shoe Station Voucher for purchases of $25 or more! Finally, don’t miss out on amazing doorbuster deals that will be available to all customers beginning on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, until Saturday, November 4, 2017.

11/3 – 11/4: 2017 Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend
Friday & Saturday, Gulf Shores
Admission: $10 – $150 per person
Ages: All
Presented by This is Alabama and 92ZEW, the Hangout Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend is one not to be missed. Friday night kicks off the Craft Beer festivities with tastings of dozens of craft beers from over 30 breweries. The all-inclusive ticket includes specialty beers from all of our craft brewers and a performance by Anderson East. This event is for ages 21 and up. Come down Saturday to watch the Southeast’s hottest chefs compete in three categories for the best oyster. The best part? You will have the chance to taste them all! Ticket includes live music from Rodney Atkins and Cam, presented by 95KSJ.

11/3 – 11/5: Alabama Pecan Festival
Friday – Sunday,  W.C. Griggs Elementary School
Admission: Free
Ages: All
The annual Alabama Pecan Festival is the leading agricultural event presented by the Pecan Growers Association. Come enjoy sweet and savory treats, carnival rides, face painting, live entertainment, education, and information about the rich history of the Carol Plantation and much more! Family friendly with something for everyone!

11/4: Market in the Park
Saturday – 7:30 am-Noon, Cathedral Square
Admission: Free
Ages: All
Where else can you find local handmade goods, baked treats, bountiful produce, and everything in between? The Fall Market in the Park is back! Cathedral Square will be over-filled with vendors and live music. Take the family and pets down for a full morning of everything Downtown Mobile has to offer.

11/4: 30th Annual Senior Bowl Charity Run 
Saturday – 8 am, Bienville Square
Admission: $15 for children 12 and under, $20 for adults
Ages: All
The annual Senior Charity Bowl Run is one of the biggest runs Mobile has to offer! Runners can choose from a 10K course, a 5K course or a 1-mile fun run. All participants receive a long sleeve t-shirt and entry to the Family Fun Festival in Bienville Square. After your run, enjoy food, beverages, music, activities for children and post-race awards. Register online or in person at the Senior Bowl offices, McCoy’s Outdoors, Running Wild and Run-N-Tri.

11/4: Poker Paddle on the Delta
Saturday – 10 am – 1 pm, 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center
Admission: $35 per person
Ages: All
Mobile Baykeeper has partnered with WildNative Delta Safaris to host a fun, family-friendly scavenger hunt on the Delta. This water-based hunt challenges participants to paddle out to specific areas in the delta to collect as many hidden cards they can until the buzzer sounds. Get your game face on and come ready to win!

11/5: ARC Yogathon
Sunday – 10 am – 5 pm, Cathedral Square
Admission: Suggested Donation of $10 per class or $35 for the day
Ages: All
Back-to-back yoga classes with some of the area’s most inspiring and magical yoga teachers, plus sacred artwork and an awe-inspiring fire show, plus free vegan food and abundant good karma. Please bring your own mat.  Suggested donation is $10 per class or $35 for the day. All proceeds go to ARC’s mission of awakening respect and compassion for all beings and our precious planet.


Upcoming Events:
11/9-11/12: Christmas Jubilee 
Thursday – Sunday – Mobile Convention Center
Admission: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Ages: All
Kick off your holiday shopping and get in the sweet spirit at this year’s confection-themed Christmas Jubilee, presented by the Junior League of Mobile. The Gulf Coast’s greatest holiday market features more than 100 merchants from around the country under one roof for three exciting days of shopping. Don’t miss special events such as the Preview Gala, VIP Shopping, Girls’ Night Out and Santa’s Workshop. There’s nothing sweeter than getting your Christmas shopping done early! 

11/9: United Cerebral Palsy Christmas Nights of Lights 5K and Fun Run
Thursday – 6 pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Admission: $20 and up
Ages: All
United Cerebral Palsy’s annual Christmas Nights of Lights 5K and Fun Run is back again under the lights at Hank Aaron Stadium. Enjoy an evening of ramping up your Christmas spirit no matter your fitness level. The 5K and Fun Run course is designed to take you through the entire route of the Christmas Nights of Lights show. All racers are invited to join in the post race festivities, awards, food, and refreshments.


11/9: Boots & BBQ Barn Bash 
Thursday – 6:30 pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que Downtown Mobile
Admission: $40 per person
Ages: All
Enjoy an evening of live music, hayrides, s’mores, bonfires and barbecue presented by Children’s of Alabama. The Boots & BBQ Barn Bash is a fundraiser to help provide funding for pediatric rheumatologist Dr. Melissa Manion to hold a clinic in Mobile for the many children along the Gulf Coast who suffer from autoimmune disorders. Get your tickets now before they sell out!

11/10 – 12/31: Christmas Nights of Lights
Runs Nightly – 5:30 pm – 10 pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Admission: $6 per person, 3 and under free
Ages: All
Christmas Nights of Lights is one of the most amazing drive-thru Christmas light shows you will ever experience! Over 1 million LED lights, driven by over 10,000 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. Christmas Nights of Lights invites you to celebrate Christmas in a whole new way.

11/11: 7th Annual Dog River Fishing Tournament 
Saturday – 6 am Lines In, Mobile and Baldwin Counties
Admission: $20 Youth, $35 Adults
Ages: All
Based from the River Shack Restaurant and Oyster Bar at the mouth of Dog River, the 7th Annual Dog River Fishing Tournament is presented by Dog River Clearwater Revival. This fundraising day of fishing is open to all ages with cash prizes awarded to adults in the categories of Speckled Trout, Flounder, Redfish and Bass. Awards for youth. RECOMMENDED Captain’s Meeting, Friday, November 10, 2017 from 6-9 PM at the River Shack 6120 Marina Dr. S. Live music, food, drinks and Drawdown. All proceeds go to benefit the Dog River Clearwater Revival’s work to improve the water quality of Dog River and its many urban tributaries.