What’s better than a fish fry? That’s easy…two fish fries! The Men’s Group at DI United Methodist Church is doing just that on Wednesday, March 8 & 15. Organizers will be serving up fresh fried catfish, cole slaw, baked beans, hush puppies and fries from 5-7pm each day. What’s the charge? Well, that’s up to you as the group plans to accept donations in lieu of charging a set price. Desserts and beverages will also be available. Everyone is invited!
Stirring the Sand
The Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council (DIHAC) will present its next installment of “Stirring the Sand”, featuring live storytelling about life and culture on Old Dauphin Island, on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the DI Campground. The event begins at 4pm with a “meet and greet” around the campfire, followed by storytelling at 5 pm at the Campground Pavilion. Peter Tanner will be the featured storyteller and members of the audience will be invited to share their stories of the Island. Free and open to the public – donations are always welcomed and appreciated! On March 31, join us for “Last Friday Art Night” from 6 pm – 8 pm at the Dauphin Island Gallery, 918 Bienville Blvd. Enjoy local art and history, food, drinks, music and an art demonstration. Come socialize with Island residents and visitors–all are welcome! $5 donation per person is requested to help cover expenses.
WWII Living History Event
A WWII Living History Event will take place at Fort Gaines on March 11-12. Experience the life of soldiers as they set up camp, perform drills and work in the blacksmith shop. Always a fun and educational time for the entire family. On Saturday, April 1 volunteers (age 18 and older) will converge on historic Fort Gaines to help preserve this important monument to honor the brave soldiers who fought and sacrificed in the American Civil War. Pre-register at the Fort, via Facebook or call 861-6992.
The DI Veterans Association (DIVA) is hosting its Annual Chili Cook-Off fundraiser on Saturday, April 8 (Rain Date: April 15) and you’re invited to participate. Team registration forms and guidance are available from the Pelican Pub (site of the Chili Cook-Off) during regular business hours. Teams are limited to three (3) members each and trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place finishers. Tasting will start at noon and a donation of $5 per person is requested. Proceeds will go to support DIVA sponsored projects. See you at the Pub for some delicious chili…and a whole lot of fun!
The soothing sounds of the Mobile Pops will fill the air at Water Tower Plaza on Saturday, April 8 starting at 6pm and you are invited to attend. The FREE concert is made possible through generous financial contributions from the DI Chamber of Commerce, DI Foundation and Town of Dauphin Island. As always, you are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray (just in case) to this popular annual event.
Need a Summer Job?
Looking for a summer job where you can soak up the sun and salt air? Well, we’ve got just the right job for you. Positions include gate attendants, Open-Water Certified Lifeguards and water slide attendants. Contact town hall (861-5525 X222) for more information. West End Beach operations run from May-Labor Day.