2019 Sunday Sunset
Concert Series Finale
The final concert of the 2019 season will be at historic Fort Gaines on Sunday, October 13 at 4:30 p.m. featuring the talented brothers known as Roman Street. Admission is $5 per person (Age 13 & up). As always, we encourage you to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray (just in case). It should be a delightfully relaxing way to close out the 2019 concert series. Join us!
9th Annual DI Art Trail
Up to 50 artists will be on hand for the 9th Annual DI Art Trail on Saturday, October 12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and you’re invited to check out all the local and regional art. Pick up a Trail Map at any of twelve locations and have them stamped at each Art Stop to qualify for prize drawings at 5 p.m. at the ArtDoesIt Gallery. Town shuttles will be running that day to provide you with quick and convenient access to all the locations scattered throughout the Island. For more information, please contact Regina (251) 214-6485 /Regina@ArtDoesIt.com or Tricia (251) 861-6001 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
News From Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council
Join us for the third annual Gulf Seafood Gala on Saturday, October 26 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Isle Dauphine Club! Enjoy locally-sourced Gulf seafood prepared by Dority’s Grill, Pirate’s Bar & Grill, Islanders Restaurant, JT’s Sunset Grill, Waves DI, Island Rainbow, Pelican Reef Restaurant, and Catalina Restaurant, and served in a relaxed atmosphere at the iconic Isle Dauphine. A full cash bar will be available. Live music and a silent auction of original art will round out a memorable Dauphin Island experience. Admission is by pre-purchased ticket only. Tickets are on sale now at $50 each and may be purchased online through www.dauphinislandarts.org or at the Dauphin Island Gallery (the Lighthouse Building), 918A Bienville Boulevard. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Presenting sponsors for the Gala include Pirate’s Bar & Grill at the Isle Dauphine. Platinum sponsors include Greer’s Markets and Mobile County Commission. Other sponsorships are available. The Gulf Seafood Gala is endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission as an official 200Alabama event. For more information, send an email to email@example.com. Last Friday Art Night, an Island tradition, will be held on September 27 from 6–8 p.m. at Dauphin Island Gallery. Join friends and neighbors at LFAN and enjoy local art and heritage, live music, food, and socializing. LFAN for September will include an art demo by Barbara Teare. Donations are requested and appreciated! Mark your calendar for the second annual Dauphin Island Native American Festival to be held Saturday, March 28, 2020, at historic Fort Gaines! This year’s Festival will feature even more living historians, presenters, and exhibitors, along with food and arts and crafts. More details will be announced at a later date.
What’s Happening at the
Get your tickets today for the 2nd Annual Forks and Corks Seafood and Science Gala on Friday, September 27. You’ll enjoy some beautiful culinary creations by Baldwin and Mobile County high school students with science served on the side. Tickets can be purchased at the door, online at disl.org, or in person at the Estuarium. Don’t miss out on the Boardwalk Talks during the fall. Every first and third Wednesday at the Estuarium, you can learn from one of our students or researchers about their ongoing research. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation is excited to announce Dr. Edie Widder will be the keynote speaker for the Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, November 6. Dr. Widder is a bioluminescent expert and deep ocean explorer who was an original discoverer of the giant squid in the deep ocean and most recently in the Gulf of Mexico. Keep posted on all events at disl.org/events.
Tri The Gulf Triathlon
The Mobile Bar Foundation’s 4th Annual Tri The Gulf Triathlon will be held on Saturday, October 19. It will be at the Isle Dauphine Club, and the swim will start at 7:30 a.m. There are some important aspects of the triathlon that makes the event a “WIN-WIN” for all involved: (A) it promotes tourism and business on the Island at a “shoulder” time, (B) all of the proceeds will be utilized over the next 12 months within Southwest Alabama (but primarily Mobile County) to fund very worthwhile charitable and civic endeavors that positively affect thousands of citizens in our community, and (C) it promotes good health and is a family-oriented event. For more information check out the triathlon’s web site at www.trithegulf.com.
ArtDoesIt News & Info
Please join us in celebrating our artist-run gallery with our “Second Sundays with the Arts” featuring October’s Pastel artist Ron Lindqvist and his show “Kaos is Life” Sunday, October 13, 3–5 p.m. Youth Art Afternoons return on monthly first Mondays 3:30–5:30 p.m. for children grades 6 and up and their parents. Supplies provided. This month’s lead artist is Ms. Margie. Interested in “brushing-up” your skills in painting? Join ADI painter Margie Delcambre for weekly Monday painting classes 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Please bring your own supplies. $10.00/session. For folks who like mud, join potter Jenn Debose 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 6–9 p.m. at the Art Does It Gallery. Please contact Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and ask questions. Calling all military veterans interested in exhibiting their artwork in the Special month-long exhibit in November. For more information regarding exhibition opportunities and arts instruction, please contact Regina Kollegger 251-214-6485, email@example.com or visit our Facebook page @artdoesit.
“Gears & Beers”
Biking to Island
A fundraiser ride to improve the riding experience for people on bikes, sponsored by the Delta Bike Project, will pedal its way throughout south Mobile County on Saturday, November 9 and you’re invited to participate. Last year nearly 800 cyclists took part in the event that offers four different courses including 8, 32, 63 and 101 miles! Dauphin Island is included in the longest ride (weather permitting) and a rest stop will be set up at Green Park for those making the 101-mile journey. The Delta Bike Project believes that cycling and its benefits should be made equally accessible to people from all walks of life by (1) minimizing economic and educational barriers and (2) providing tools and knowledge for do-it-yourself bicycle repair and low-cost access to and/or the ability to earn donated and recycled bicycles through sweat equity. For more info visit deltabikeproject.org, gearsandbeersridemobile.com., or contact Director Jennifer Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 603-828-6607. Note: Motorists should expect delays on the DI Bridge and roads throughout south Mobile County during this event.
Trick or Treat in Green Park
Kids of all ages are encouraged to stop by Green Park (if you dare!) on Halloween night (Thursday, October 31) to share in an assortment of spooktacularly tasty treats provided by the town, police dept., and local citizens. Island residents are invited to set up a table and chairs (you can even decorate your area and come in costume!) in the park to hand out goodies to all the ghosts and goblins that evening. A hauntingly good time awaits!
3rd Annual Massacre Island Haunted Bike Ride
Dust off those capes, hats, spooky costumes, check the air in your bike tires and get ready for the Massacre Island Haunted Bike Ride that will take place on Friday, October 25. Riders are encouraged to gather at Green Park by 5:15 p.m. (ride starts at 6:15 p.m.) and be prepared to bike to Fort Gaines, Goat Trees and Shell Mounds all for a good cause. All bikes must have lights. No motorized vehicles or pets allowed. After-party and awards ceremony will be held at Dority’s featuring live music by the Redhouse Band. Children are invited to watch the bike parade, get free candy, dance & play at the after-party, but the ride is limited to adults only (Age 18 & up) for safety reasons. Proceeds from the bike ride will support the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). Entry Fee $10 per person. For more info, check out the Massacre Island Haunted Bike Ride FB page. Tickets are now available for purchase at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/massacre-island-haunted-bike-ride-tickets.
Upcoming Events at Fort Gaines
36th Annual Renaissance Festival GATALOP 36 (October 25-26 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) – Hosted by the Society of Creative Anachronism. You’ll see Knights in Armor as they storm the castle while viewing melees and sieges. Visit with Lords, Ladies, Artists, and Medieval Merchants.
The Fall Campaign: WWII Living History Event (November 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) – Come and experience a day in the life of a WWII soldier. 35th Annual Christmas Through the Ages (December 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) – Experience a Christmas of “days gone by” at this living history event on the sacred grounds of Fort Gaines. Visiting children can make seashell Christmas tree ornaments and other decorations. For more info on these and other events, please call 861-6992. Fort Gaines is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and admission is $8 (Age 13 & up).
DIVA Veterans Day Ceremony, Benefit Auction, and More
The DI Veterans Association will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Water Tower Plaza on Monday, November 11, at 11 a.m., and everyone is invited to attend. On Saturday, November 9 the group will hold its annual Benefit Auction at Pelican Pub starting at 7 p.m. Island resident Pruitt Woodall will once again serve as the auctioneer, and you are encouraged to join in on the fun and support this popular DIVA fundraiser! Donated treasures (items) for the auction can be dropped off at The Pub on either Nov. 8 or 9. Some time ago DIVA replaced all of the plaques containing names of deceased veterans on the Memorial Walls, and the group is making them available to family members at no charge. Family members can stop by the Pelican Pub any afternoon prior to January 10, 2020 to view, collect and sign for plaques of their loved ones.
Shrimp Boil at
St. Edmund Church
St. Edmund Church will have a Shrimp Boil Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, October 5 from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Church Hall. All attendees will be able to eat in or takeout. Dinners will be $12 per person and include shrimp, potatoes, corn, condiments, desserts, iced tea, and lemonade. We will need volunteers for setup before and to assist at the event. Please plan on coming and spread the news of the event to neighbors, friends, and family.
Rosary Coast to Coast
You are invited to pray with millions of other Americans from across the country during the Rosary Coast to Coast Rally on Sunday. October 13. This is the 102nd Anniversary of the Fatima Miracle of the Sun! Participants will gather at the West End Beach at 3 p.m. For more info, contact Mary Hendershot at (337)344-4849 or visit the website www.rosarycoasttocoast.com.
St. Francis Episcopal Church Fall Bazaar and Silent Auction
This popular annual event at St. Francis Episcopal Church is set for Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and is a must-see! Activities include a Silent Auction, a White Elephant Sale and a plethora of tasty foods and treats all in one convenient location. Want to participate in the White Elephant Sale? For a modest fee of $20, you’ll get a 12’x12’ space (first-come-first-serve) on the great lawn for your table/chairs and items to sell. While you’re there, stop inside and browse the delicious assortment of homemade goodies including baked goods, casseroles, gumbo, pickles (yum, yum!) and of course Wimberly Hory’s famous chicken salad sandwiches. It’s a great time to stock up for the holidays! Proceeds from the Bazaar support multiple local and area charities. For additional details, please contact Cissy 318-548-4376 or Kathleen 318-393-4354.