St. Francis Episcopal Sets Fall Bazaar
The annual St. Francis Episcopal Church White Elephant Sale & Fall Bazaar is set for Saturday, November 10 from 9am-2pm and you’ll definitely want to be there for the fun, food, fellowship and finds! As usual, the entire porch area will be filled with a large variety of items for sale and a Silent Auction will offer dozens of unique gift ideas for that special someone. A delicious array of foods will also be available including baked goods, casseroles, gumbo, homemade pickles (yum, yum!), soups and (of course) Wimberly Hory’s Famous Chicken Salad! A great time to stock up your freezer for the upcoming holidays! Need a sago palm? They’ve got ‘em. If you’d like to be part of the White Elephant Sale just bring a table, chair(s) and items to sell and they’ll provide you with a 12’x12’ space for a $20 fee that will be donated to charity (ex. Ozanam Pharmacy, Victory Health partners, SOMI, Penelope House and more). No reservations necessary! For more info please contact Kathleen (318) 393-4354 or Cissy (318) 548-4376.
St. Edmund Catholic Church Sponsoring Island-wide Yard Sale
All of us have items around the house that are just too good to toss into the trash because they either still work or someone might be able to use it, right? Well, the ladies at St. Edmund Church have created the perfect opportunity for you to clean out your closet or storage room and make a few bucks along the way! The Island-wide Yard Sale takes place on Saturday, November 10 from 8am-2pm and individuals will be selling items both at the church lawn (821 Cadillac Avenue) and at numerous homes and business around theisland throughout the day and you’re invited to check it out. For your convenience, organizers will be handing out island-wide yard sale maps at the church so you won’t miss a single one during your visit. For additional information please contact Connie (861-8088) or Susan (327-7043).
DI Veterans Day Ceremony & Benefit Auction
Join members of the DI Veterans Association (DIVA) on Sunday, November 11 at 11:00am at Water Tower Plaza for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Always a patriotic and solemn event. The annual DIVA Benefit Auction is scheduled for November 16 and will start at 7pm at the Pelican Pub. Mr. Pruitt Woodall is the auctioneer again this year. Donations of items to be auctioned should be delivered to the Pelican Pub on either Thursday or Friday, November 15-16. Proceeds from the auction will be used for veteran related expenditures.
Historic Fort Gaines Hosting Events
On November 17, come and witness a day in the life of a WWII Soldier at this annual living history event. The soldiers will be performing drills throughout the day and there will be authentic camping and blacksmithing in the original blacksmith shop. On December 8 (9am-5pm), you are invited to experience a Christmas of “Days Gone By” at this popular event for the entire family. Join soldiers and their families dressed in period garb from the 1700’s-1900’s as they celebrate a non-commercial Christmas. Visiting children will have an opportunity to create seashell ornaments and other non-traditional holiday decorations! For more info call 861-6992.
2018 Dauphin Island Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony
On Saturday, December 1 (11am) join Jolly Old St. Nick for our fun and festive Christmas Parade which travels along Bienville Blvd. from Cadillac Square to DI School. Participants of the Miss DI Pageant will all be invited to ride in the parade…and so are you! This is a great time to round up your friends, decorate a trailer, boat or truck and be part of the parade. For more info on these events or to volunteer to help, please contact town hall. On Saturday, December 8 you’ll want to stop by the Water Tower Plaza around dusk to watch the lighting of the Christmas Tree sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. As usual, seasonal drinks and snacks will be provided along with activities for the youngsters (“Snow” is once again in the forecast) and Santa Claus will be on hand checking his list and offering family photo ops.
News From DI Heritage and Arts Council
Creative Mondays are back on November 5 at Dauphin Island Gallery! Come have fun creating seasonal décor with Melinda Hollingsworth and other instructors. $20 per person includes all materials. Space is very limited and prepaid reservations are needed. To make reservations, call the gallery at 861-3300 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All are invited to DIHAC’s 6th Annual Christmas Open House at DI Gallery on Saturday, December 1 from 5-8pm. Shop for those special Christmas gifts and get into the holiday spirit with good food, drinks and music.
Art Does It News & Info
Please join us in celebrating our artist-run gallery on “Second Sundays with the Arts” featuring painter Benno Kollegger and his one man show “The Different Styles of Me” on Sunday, November 11 from 3-5pm. You won’t want to miss our Holiday Crafts bazaar, with featured artist Perry Zirlott, and other local arts and crafters on Saturday, December 8! Contact email@example.com for more details and booth space reservations info. Interested in “brushing up” your skills in painting? Join DI painter Margie Delcambre for weekly Monday painting classes from 10am-1pm. Please bring your own supplies. $10.00/session. Calling all young artists–join us for our monthly Youth Arts Club led by ADI artists. Next meet is Monday, Nov. 19 from 4-5:30 pm. Free to all youths. Art supplies provided through the generosity of the St. Edmund Men’s Club. The ADI gallery, located at 1101 Bienville Blvd, is open Thursday and Friday noon-6pm, Saturday, 10am-4pm and is home to many local and seasonal artists. For more information regarding exhibition opportunities and arts instruction, please contact Regina Kollegger 251-214-6485, firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Red Schoolhouse Ceremony Planned
The historic Little Red Schoolhouse was recently included in the National Register of Historic Places and a ceremony is being planned for the official unveiling of a plaque recognizing the designation. The event will be held on Friday, December 7 at 6pm, two years after the building was moved to its current location across from town hall and one year after the grand opening and dedication! Finger foods, beverages, music and a silent auction will make for an enjoyable and memorable evening. Proceeds from the silent auction will support ongoing activities at the historic school. Please contact Town Hall if you have an item you would like to donate for the auction. Mark your calendar and join in on the fun!