Anthony Le Frenier, a 16-year-old student at Davidson High School was involved in a motor vehicle accident in May and suffered brain damage.
Anthony has been in Shepherd Center in Atlanta for several surgeries and rehabilitation.
A Support#TeamAnthony fundraiser is planned for August 29--a plated lunch can be purchased for $10 with proceeds going to support Anthony's recovery. To purchase tickets, call 251-574-2000. Lunch includes BBQ chicken or hamburger steak, green beans, mac and cheese, roll, cookie and tea or water.
Lunch pick-up will be Wednesday, August 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 205 Government Street (the Government Atrium.) The fundraiser is sponsored by Mobile County Commission and Ron's Catering.
Keep Mobile Beautiful has a new type of recycling for area residents. The new program, "Bin There, Do That: Earth Friendly Choices for Recycling Green Waste," will use yard waste such as grass clippings and leaves to make compost to fertilize the area's 15 community gardens. KMB and Lowe's Home Improvement Store will provite compost bins and training. Volunteers are needed to build the bins Saturday, August 25 9 a.m. just south of Lowe's Garden Center, 151 East I-65 Service Road S.
For complete details, see KMB letter below. To learn more about green recycling, visit KeepMobileBeautiful.org. For additional information, contact Barbara Shaw, KMB Volunteer, 251-709-5022 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep Mobile Beautiful (KMB) is introducing a new type of recycling that makes use of a resource most Mobile residents throw away. The program, “Bin There, Do That: Earth Friendly Choices for Recycling Green Waste” utilizes yard waste, such as grass clippings and leaves, to make compost to fertilize community gardens. Funded by a $20-thousand grant from parent organization Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Lowe’s, the program will provide composting bins and training for 15 community gardens. Volunteers will build the bins Saturday, August 25, beginning at 9 a.m., just to the south of the Lawn and Garden Center of Lowe’s Home Improvement, 151 East I-65 Service Road So. KMB is working with Mobile Urban Growers (MUG) to educate gardeners on composting yard waste. Right now, most green waste in Mobile goes to landfills.
“This program offers an earth friendly alternative to landfilling this material by providing tools, training and assistance to urban community gardeners”, said Dianne Sirmon Martin, Chair of KMB. “In addition, the compost material will enhance the appearance and productivity of community gardens which provide fresh produce to gardeners, food pantries and low income residents.”
Nationwide there has been an increase in waste recycling and composting, but Alabama lags behind. In 2016, west coast cities were recycling 68-80 percent of municipal waste. According to Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), Alabama’s recycling rate for the same period was 8.28 percent. Mobile can and needs to do better. According to the Alabama Solid Waste Management Plan, “the future success of solid waste management in Alabama rests with the implementation of programs designed to minimize the state’s dependence on disposal and increase efforts to reuse and recycle”.
Another untapped source of compost could come from the Mounted Police Unit. KMB is working with the unit on managing and preparing horse litter for compost using a special aerated compost bin and good agricultural practices.
KMB will provide education about the benefits of green recycling during the remainder of the year and will offer public demonstrations at local gardening and environmental events including the following:
Oct. 11 Mobile Art Walk, The Lost Garden, 265 Dauphin St.
Oct. 19-21 Fall Plant Sale, Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Dr.
Nov. 3 Fall Open House, MCPSS Environmental Studies Center, 6101 Girby Road
A compost bin will be given away at the Plant Sale and ESC Open House.
Mobile Christmas Extravaganza Gift Show will be Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Abba Temple
Mobile Christmas Extravaganza Gift Show will be Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Abba Temple, 7701 Hitt Road, Mobile.
Christmas Extravaganza, one of Mobile's Largest Christmas Shows, is celebrating its 8th anniversary, and the public is advised that gift needs can be filled at this show--jewelry, accessories, fashions--a variety of unique seasonal and gift items, including those unusual pieces for the "person who has everything."
For more information on vendor spots, email email@example.com.
Playhouse -in-the-Park, 4851 Museum Drive, will present two plays this Fall. Audition and performance dates are as follows: Auditions for both "Dracula" and "Babes in Toyland" will be held at the Playhouse on August 27 and 29, 2018 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
"DRACULA" - those auditioning for Dracula should be between the ages of 13 and mid-20s, and be prepared to read from the script. "Dracula" runs for school audiences on October 18, 19 & 25, 26. Public performances will be on October 19, 20 and 26, 27. All performances will be at the Playhouse.
"BABES IN TOYLAND" - those auditioning should be between the ages of six and mid-20s, and can sing a short song, dance, or read from the script. The show runs December 4 and 5, 2018 at the Saenger Theater for school audiences. There will be ONE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE at the Saenger on Wednesday, December 5.
NOTE: ACTING CLASSES - acting classes begin on Monday, August 27, from 5 to 6 p.m. for stage one beginners, and Thursday, August 30 for intermediate/advanced from 5 to 6 p.m. Cost of the class is $150 for a 10-week quarter. Contact Danny Mollise at 251-422-5434 to register.
Other sources of information are website: www.playhouseinthepark.org; Facebook: playhouse in the park mobile al; Message: https://m.me/523247691044976 and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/playhouseintheparkmobileal/
The 8th Annual Dauphin Island Art Trail is Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 50 artists will be at ten locations. Those attending may pick up a map at any of the locations and have it stamped at all locations to be eligible for prizes. There'll be a free cross-island shuttle.
The event is sponsored by Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce and coordinated by Art Does It. For more information, go to www.arttrail.ArtDoesIt.com.
LLB Memorial Golf Tournament, presented by The 74 Club of Mobile, will be on Sunday, October 7, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. at Spring Hill Golf Course
It's time for the 8th Annual Lydia Leon Bennet Memorial Golf Tournament presented by The 74 Club at the Spring Hill College Golf Course, 4000 Dauphin Street. The event is Sunday, October 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For registration information, call Mike Crenshaw: 251-802-5727; Randy Copeland: 251-402-4508 or David Scott: 251-583-6848
I'm an Alabamian. And since 1953, a Mobilian. So I consider Mobile my home.
And among the most appealing qualities of Mobilians is that people are kind: they smile, they open doors, they talk to each other in the Publix and Stein Mart lines and in hospital waiting rooms.
Furthermore, I've always been on the receiving end of kindness. Maybe I have a Pollyanna or Shirley Temple complex, but I can truthfully say that no one has ever been mean to me (well, there was that one woman who disliked me, but she was hateful to everybody, so I figure that's on her, not me.)
What I've noticed lately as I write my community blog, joannemcknight.com, is the decidedly specific kindness initiatives taking place in our city.
Start with the most recent: Bradley Flowers of Saraland believes that "The world needs more kindness, period." And at Alfa Insurance-Bradley Flowers, he's begun a non-profit Kindness Revolution. He plans to get the community involved, and has "Kindness" bracelets in various colors. Flowers is looking for volunteers in the Saraland area to give the bracelets to military personnel, police officers, fire fighters, parents, classmates/rooms and organizations. There is no money involved. No selling, just kindness. You can find him at https://www.bradleyflowersinsurance.com/…/the-kindness-revolution . . .
And then there's the City of Semmes. Some months back, the Semmes Kindness Initiative was created to encourage random acts of kindness among citizens in the Semmes community. Those who would like to participate, may stop by City Hall to pick up Semmes Kindness Initiative cards and pins. In addition to performing a random act of kindness, you are asked to pass along a kindness card with the hope that the card will be passed along throughout the community. For more information, contact Denise Dailey, City of Semmes Public Affairs Coordinator, at 251-544-6641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before that, there was Project LOASIS (Loving Older Adults Sharing in Service,) a community outreach project for the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center staff and members to the senior citizens of the CITY OF MOBILE. This project’s goal is to love every older adult one recreational activity at a time. The Senior Center staff seek volunteers within its members to create recreational outreach opportunities to different community centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and unreached senior citizens within the City of Mobile.
And finally, coming up, there is the Krewe of Kindness Planning Committee (One is guessing the mission of this one is to spread kindness around.) Organizers are looking for volunteers to help plan the first annual Krewe of Kindness Mardi Gras Ball. Those interested may attend the first planning meeting on August 30, 2018, 9-10 a,m. at The Pillars, 1757 Government Street.
I'm not discounting all the non-profit organizations, churches, civic groups that help those who need it.
But those above--formed strictly for acts of kindness-- just seemed a guiding light for others of us to follow.
Galas, Special Events, Fundraisers and Fun:
** Teachers: Plan a field trip with your students to Bellingrath Gardens and Home, a beautiful place to learn about the life cycles of the many plants that thrive along the Gulf Coast. To learn about group rates and to schedule your field trip, call 251.973.2217. For more information, visit bellingrath.org.
** At schools across our community, Feeding the Gulf Coast helps feed children struggling with hunger every weekend through our Backpack Program. Every Friday, or the last day before a holiday or vacation, children’s backpacks are filled with nutritious food that will keep them going through the weekend. Thanks to donors like you, last school year, Feeding the Gulf Coast was able to provide backpacks to over 2,400 children across the Central Gulf Coast. "Right now, there are not enough backpacks for every child who is hungry in our community. Will you help feed a child with your gift today? It costs just $3.75 to fill a backpack with enough nutritious food to feed a child for an entire weekend. A gift of $15 would provide a child with enough food every weekend for an entire month. Your generous gift of $135 will make sure that a child will have enough to eat each weekend for the entire school year. Contact Feeding the Gulf Coast for more information.
** During the month of August, Bellingrath Gardens and Home is offering an August Admissions Discount, a reduced rate on combination Gardens-and-Home tickets. Gardens and Home tickets for adults in August are $17 (regular fee: $21), and Gardens and Home tickets for ages 5-12 are $12 (regular fee: $13). The fee for commercial and professional photography is also discounted by 50% during the month of August. The fee includes entrance into the Gardens for the photographer and up to four participants. To book a photography session, call 251.459.8986. For details, visit bellingrath.org.
** Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 Highway 90, has an Open Crochet Group beginning Tuesday, August 14 and every Tuesday through September 4, 9 a.m.
** Rubber Ducky Regatta 2018 to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile is Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m. noon at Cooper Riverside Park, Water Street, Mobile. Tickets are at Rubberduckyregatta.com.
** Passes to the private, ticketed Belk Charity Sale are available in Bellingrath Gardens Gift Shop. The $5 fee goes directly to the Bellingrath Foundation, and shoppers will receive $5 their first purchase. The sale is August 25, 6-10 a.m
** The Knights of Columbus Council 13174 invites the public to "come dine with us at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church as the Kraken Catering Co. returns with their wonderful menu options." The event is Sunday, August 26, noon-2 p.m.. St Thomas is at 251 N. Craft Highway in Chickasaw.
** The Annual Luncheon of The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama is Wednesday, August 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Battle House Renaissance Hotel & Spa, 26 North Royal Street, Mobile. Tickets are by Eventbrite; Open seating behind sponsors--$125. (For other seating options, see event website.)
** Marx Library Learning Commons on the first floor of the Marx Library is holding a Grand Opening on August 29, 4-6 p.m. There'll be free food, live dj, door prizes and photos with SauthPaw and Miss Pawla.
** The 20th Annual Alabama Chef Challenge--A Challenge to End Hunger is Thursday, August 30, 6-9 p.m. at Fort Whiting Armory, 1630 S. Broad Street. The event is described as "a night of culinary magic as some of the area’s most celebrated chefs come together to fight hunger in our community, along with a little friendly competition." The event is a fundraiser for Feeding the Gulf Coast, whose hunger-relief programs and services provide meals to those in need throughout FGC's 24-county, tri-state service area. Tickets are $75 per person; gGuests must be 21 and or older. See Website: https://feedingthegulfcoast.org/alabama-chef-challenge/ for more information.
** Eye Heart World Presents "In Her Shoes Gala" for the Rose Center on Thursday, August 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, 1 S.Water Street, Mobile. The evening includes stories of victims and survivors, and attendees will learn how they can be a part of the solution by supporting the Rose Center, serving local survivors of sex trafficking in Mobile. Reception at will be at 6:30 p.m.; dinner and program at 7 p.m. Dress is Orange, Black & White Formal Attire. Tickets should be purchased by August 24 noon at my.eyeheartworld.org/event/in-her-shoes/e182861.
** The Labor Day Parade will roll on Monday, September 3, 2018. The parade will begin at 9:45 a.m. from the Civic Center parking lot. Organizers say "Join us as we celebrate working people. As always we will be tossing local, union made paper products from Kimberly-Clark Corporation Mobile Operations from over 2,000 marchers." PARADE ROUTE: From the Civic Center parking lot the parade goes down Civic Center Drive to Government Street to Royal Street to St. Francis around Bienville Square to Conception to Government back to Civic Center Drive and ends at the Civic Center.
** "Lest We Forget" 9-11 Day of Remembrance is at 9 a.m. September 7 at Mobile Memorial Gardens, 6100 Three Notch Road. For information, call 251-601-1333.
** ABBA Shriners Craft & Attic Show at Abba Shrine Auditorium, 7701 Hitt Road, Mobile, is September 15 to September 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $2. Bring a new toy for a chance at a door prize; one chance per toy donated. There will be crafts, vendors, antiques and attic items for sale. For booth information, contact Elsie Davis 251-895-3821
** "The Battle of Bo's Burgers - Food Fight at the Fort" will take place at the Fort of Colonial Mobile, 150 S Royal Street, Sunday, September 16, 4-7 p.m. This exciting food sport event has three unique components, designed to showcase Bo’s Signature Burgers and our Alabama chef’s creativity. Taking place in and around the Fort of Colonial Mobile in downtown Mobile, the featured Executive Chef Challenge invites local restaurant chefs to create a signature dish using Bo’s Burger ground beef. The second event challenges amateur cook teams from area organizations to create their best version of a Bo’s Burger. The third event is a Sylvia’s menu challenge as they will prepare four different Bo’s Burger inspired dishes. Attendees will select their favorite to be featured on Sylvia’s menu.
** September Coffee Chat- “Project Lifesaver- Autism and Wandering” is Thursday, September 20, 8:30-10 a.m. at USA Health Strada Patient Care Center, 1601 Center Street, Conference Room 1011, Mobile, Alabama. RSVP to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-259-5553.
** Save the Date! Oktoberfest at Serda Brewing Co, 600 Government Street, is September 22, 2-11 p.m.
** Mobile Fashion Week 2018 will be Saturday, September 22, 6-9 p.m. at the Fort of Colonial Mobile. Tickets are by Eventbrite #MOBFW18. All seats will be perfect seats this year, so no VIP required.
** ACS Vintage Affair Gala to benefit American Cancer Society, is Thursday, September 27, 6-9 p.m. at Fort Whiting, 1630 S Broad Street, Mobile. Sponsored by Lexus of Mobile, American Cancer Society's premier fundraiser is on Thursday, September 27th at Fort Whiting Armory. While listening to dueling pianos, guests can enjoy fine wines from Red or White, as well as catering by Clifton Morrissette. An auction will include original local art, fabulous trips, and many more exclusive items. For ticket information, go to acsmobile.ejoinme.org
** Sunsets & Skylines to benefit Lifelines Counseling Services, 705 Oak Circle Drive E, Mobile, is September 27, 2018. For more information, visit www.lifelinesmobile.org.
** SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual “Gulf Seafood Gala”™, is Saturday, October 6, 6-9 p.m, .a celebration of Alabama Gulf seafood and the rich heritage and culture that surround it. The event is at Isle Dauphin Club, 100 Orleans Drive, Dauphin Island. Visitors will enjoy tastings of delectable Gulf seafood prepared and presented by local and regional chefs. The event will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of historic Isle Dauphine Club. Local art, live musical entertainment and adult beverages will round out a wonderful evening on Dauphin Island.Proceeds will benefit Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to showcasing and educating the public about the rich heritage and culture of Dauphin Island and South Mobile County, AL, and improving the quality of life through the arts.
** Bras for a Cause Gulf Coast is Thursday, October 11, 5 p.m. at The Locale, 4128 Government Boulevard, Mobile. To become a sponsor or a volunteer, visit website www.brasforacausegulfcoast.org. #BrasForACause #BreastCancerAwareness #Volunteer #Sponsors.
** Nashville Show Trip hosted by Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 Highway 90, is October 15, 8 a.m.-October 19, 5 p.m. For more information, see www.grouptrips.com.
** SAVE THE DATE: Tickets for the 2nd Annual Land Rover Gulf Coast "Wine on the River Mobile" World Tour will be available for purchase at WineOnTheRiverMobile.com. The event will be held Saturday, October 20, 4-8 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit local charity the Fuse Project.
** SAVE THE DATE: "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," a fundrasiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, is Thursday, September 13, 5:30-9 p.m. at Mobile Government Plaza. This event is an evening for ladies 21 years of age and older, complete with heavy hors d’oevres from local area chefs and restaurants, McTini’s, and an unforgettable evening of manicures, makeovers, shopping and more. Tickets for Girls Just Wanna Have Fun are available for $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Attendees also have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets for a stylish “Purse-Onality” at $25, $50 or $100, which includes a purse – and a surprise gift inside valued at that price or more. For ticket information, see rmhcmobile.org. Proceeds from Girls Just Wanna Have Fun directly benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, which supports families through their House and Family Rooms. For more information about Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, visit rmhcmobile.org/girls, or call the Ronald McDonald House at 251-694-6873.
** SAVE THE DATE: The Hargrove Foundation is hosting a block party festival at Cathedral Square the evening of Thursday, September 27th. Called the Mobile Downtown Get Down, the event is for the Mobile community to join together for live music from The Underhill Family Orchestra, food from local restaurants and food truck vendors, drinks, kids zone area, lawn games, and much more! All proceeds will benefit the Hargrove Foundation, for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related initiatives in the Mobile, Alabama area.
** CIRCLE THE DATE: The 12th Annual "Pour for a Purpose "Wine Fest 2018, Thursday, October 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. will be at Wine Fest, 911 Dauphin Street. Benefiting Catholic Social Services, Wine Fest will be a night filled with wine tasting, delicious food and live music by Cooper Trent. This year's Wine Fest will be at the beautiful Cotton Hall. Tickets are $75/person or $125/couple; see event website for ticket information.
** GULF SEAFOOD GALA CELEBRATES ISLE DAUPHINE CLUB'S 60th ANNIVERSARY is Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 6-9 p.m., For more information, visit www.dauphinislandarts.org, call 251-978-5566 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. The Gulf Seafood Gala is an official event of the Alabama200Bicentenial.
** MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The 47th Annual Little Sisters of the Poor Lawn Party is Sunday, October 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Little Sisters, 1655 McGill Avenue. The Lawn Party is the largest fundraisers for Little Sisters. It's a family event with entertainment, food, games, raffles, yard sale, music and more. Admission is free.
** November 3, 1 p.m.-dusk, a Cotton Festival is scheduled at Tanner Williams Park. The event will include musical performances, a Cotton Queen Pageant, a Pie Contest, food and games.
** The public is invited to shop in the air conditioned Bellingrath Hall at Central Presbyterian Church, 1260 Dauphin Street, every Saturday morning during August and September from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Presbyterian is looking for more vendors; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
** Holiday Market at the Corner," hosted by SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, is Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Those who are interested in participating as a vendor can find an application form www.swmcchamber.com; for more details, see email@example.com.
Tournaments (fishing, golf)
** SAVE THE DATE: Tee's the Season (APSO Charity Golf Tournament), Hosted by Alabama Power Service Organization/Mobile Chapter, is Saturday, October 6, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.Rock Creek Golf Club, 140 Clubhouse Drive, Fairhope. Golfers are invited to join Alabama Power Service Organization - Mobile Division Chapter for the 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament are used to provide Christmas gifts for children in need at non-profit organizations in our local communities. For sponsorship, registration, or more details, contact Valencia Chaney 251-694-2318 firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Williams 251-694-2457 email@example.com.
Chambers of Commerce:
** SouthWest Mobile Chamber of Commerce "Coffee with the Chamber" is August 21, 7:30 p.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Coffee and Refreshments will be served. RSVP at 251-666-2488.
** SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Expo is Tuesday, September 11, 3-6 p.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Space is limited for exhibitors. To reserve a booth or for more information, call or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Runs, Walks, biking, cycling events and paddles:
** "Bikers for Officer Jackie Tucker" is Saturday, August 25, noon -3 p.m. at Waves DI, 1600 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island. ALL ARE WELCOME; NOT JUST BIKERS. The event is sponsored by Life Riders Motorcycle Ministries, Trooper Pawn -Schillinger Road, Ed's Lawn Service andd EZ Insurance Agency. Those interested in donating raffle or auction items, see the event Facebook page.
** The 2nd Annual Ice Cream Marathon, presented by Fleet Feet Sports Mobile, is every Monday through September 3 at 11 a.m. The registration is $10 ($15 after the 8th of July) and ALL proceeds of the Ice Cream Marathon will benefit a charity. All participants will choose a charity of their choice and the charity that receives the most entries will be given the proceeds.
** "Alzheimer's Walk for Miss Betty (Callahan)," hosted by Cynthia Maker Stokes, is Sunday, September 23 at 1:30-5:30 p.m. at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway. Stokes says, "Let's get together to raise money and awareness against Alzheimer's in Miss Betty's honor." All participants are asked to register on the official website before the day of the event. The link is http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2018/AL-Alabama.For more information, see event site.
Book Clubs, readings, book signings, storytelling, recitations, writing:
** The Reader's Choice Book Club meets August 21, 1 p.m. (and every third Tuesday) for some lively book discussions. This month's topic of discussion is" The Woman in the Window" by A. J. Finn. The plot is describes as "A menacing psychological thriller that starts out like Rear Window and then veers off into unexpected places." The Club meets at West Regional Branch Library. For more information, call 251-208-7097.
** On Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. August 23, Heart & Soul Book Club will meet at West Regional Library. This month's topic of discussion is "Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina" by Michaela DePrince. For more information, call 251-209-3559 or email email@example.com.
** On August 27, 6:30 p.m., Classics Revisited Book Club will meet at Ben May Main Library to discuss "The Eyes of the Dragon" by Stephen King. For more information, call 251-208-7902.
** Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club will meet at Toulminville Library on August 31, 3-4 p.m. to discuss "The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper" by Phaedra Patrick. In this poignant, charming debut, 69-year-old Arthur Pepper stopped engaging with life a year ago, when his wife of 40 years died. But the discovery among her things of a charm bracelet he'd never seen before prompts a quest to discover the origins of the bracelet and all of its charms. For more information, call 251-438-7075.
** SAVE THE DATE: On September 5, 11 a.m., Susan Rouillier will discuss, and sign and sell copies of her book, "South Mobile: 1699 – 2018." at Connie Hudson Senior Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road.
** Growing Up in the Port City: Frye Gaillard & Roy Hoffman event is scheduled at Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street, on Sunday, September 30, 2 p.m. Following the program, light refreshments and book signing will be in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room. For more information, call 251-208-7097.
** The Mobile Symphony (MSO) will continue its tradition of bringing the world’s greatest talents to the Gulf Coast with a gala concert featuring soprano Renée Fleming on Wednesday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile.
Stage and film:
** Chickasaw Civic Theatre production of "My Fair Lady" runs weekends through August 26th. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m. Chickasaw Civic Theatre is at 801 Iroquois Street. Tickets are available at cctshows.com.
** "MAMMA MIA! The Musical" runs through August 26th at Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S Carlen Street. Performances are as follows: Fridays & Saturdays: August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m.; All Sunday Matinees: August 12, 19, 26 at 0 p.m. and School Performance: TBA. For tickets, go to joejeffersonplayers.com
** The Joe Jefferson Players are holding open auditions for William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, "Othello The Moor Of Venice" Monday, August 13, 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 p.m. Auditions will be at Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S Carlen Street. Show Dates: November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m. and November 4, 11, 18 at 2:00 p.m. School Performance(s): TBA To download an audition form go to: http://joejeffersonplayers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Audition_Form-1-2016-Formatted.pdf. Read about JJP parking before arrival: http://joejeffersonplayers.com/contact/
** Sunny Side Theater's upcoming season includes Stuart Little, Mamma Mia, Cinderella, Junie B. Jones and Aladdin. For information, call Christopher Paragone 251-510-1808.
** Mobile Theatre Guild has announced the 2018-2019 schedule, which consists of "Southern Gothic: A Performance of Two One-Act Plays"--September 14-23, 2018; "Tom Jones"-- October 26-November 4, 2018; "The Dresser" --January 25-February 3, 2019; "Cotton Patch Gospel"--April 5-14, 2019; and "Boom"--June 7-23, 2019.
** "STERLING SILVER BRACELETS WITH VAUGHN MILLNER," Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive is Saturday & Sunday, August 25 & 26 , 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sterling Silver Bracelets with Vaughn Millner lets students experience the fun of jewelry-making in this great two-day hands-on workshop. They will fabricate two bracelets in sterling – a hammered square wire link bracelet and a curved link bracelet. Additional sterling will be available for purchase if you wish to create matching earrings. No prior experience needed. Closed-toe shoes required. Please bring your own lunch or snack; lunch break will be around 12:30 p.m.
** "Amazing Alabama Travel Journal," a workshop for Ages 7 to 97 is Saturday, September 8, 11 a.m. at West Regional Branch Library, 5555 Grelot Road. "Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Our 67 Counties" is a delightful, one-of-a-kind coloring book whose publication coincides with two signiﬁcant bicentennial celebrations: the 2017 anniversary of Alabama becoming a territory and the 2019 anniversary of Alabama becoming a state. It is designed to engage youngsters and adult coloring-book enthusiasts in learning about the unique character of our nation’s 22nd state. Attendees can join author and illustrator, Laura Murray, for tips and techniques to create their own special journals. Supplies will be provided. Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call the children’s department at 251-340-8571.
** Educators' Night Out at Mobile Museum of Art is Thursday, September 20 at 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Museum, 4850 Museum Drive. The Museum has an evening planned especially for all educators to mingle and develop new, creative ideas to enrich their curricula. To sign up or for more information, contact Kim Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 251-208-5212, or visit website. >> http://www.mobilemuseumofart.com/learn/art-ed/educators-night-out/
** "Voyages: Travel through the Ages" will be on display in the Rodning Gallery at Marx Library USA through September. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
** The Garden Sketch Club at Mobile Botanical Gardens meets every Friday, 2 p.m., until December 28th. Artists at all levels of experience welcome. General admission is $5 for non-members. The Museum is at 4151 Museum Drive.
** "Faces of India" exhibit of photography by Jelena Kryschun is in the Rodning Gallery--Marx Library at the University of South Alabama through September 30. Meet the Artist September 11, 4-6 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
** News from Dauphin Island's Art Does It: Weekly Painting Courses, with August Featured Artist, Margie Delcambre, continue on Mondays, August 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Class fee is $10 per session. Bring your own acrylic painting supplies and canvas
** Artist Gary Brady will have an exhibit of figure paintings at Sway downtown. The show opens August 10.
** Mobile Arts Council's Art After Hours is Tuesday, August 28, 5:30-7 p.m. at Marnée's Studio, 2353 Airport Boulevard, Mobile. The public can learn more about Mobile's thriving arts community at Mobile Arts Council's newest event: Art After Hours! This month's event is hosted by Marnée's Studio. Attendees can enjoy complimentary wine and light appetizers as they learn more about Mobile arts and culture.
** Mobile Arts Council Throwdown is Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:30-9 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live music by Yeah, Probably, food by Heroes and Royal Scam, beer by Haint Blue Brewing Company and additional beverages to ensure an entertaining evening. Tickets are available at MAC website.
** Art Does It Gallery at Dauphin Island will feature artist Margie Delcambre's special show, "Coastal Art," on Sunday, August 12, 3-5 p.m. ADI is home to many local and seasonal artists. For more information regarding exhiition opportunities and art instruction, contact Regina Kollegger, 251-214-6485 or email@example.com.
** MAKE A NOTE: Indigo Dyeing and Shibori Workshop with Aaron Sanders Head, Saturday, October 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of the ancient practice of indigo dyeing, along with the historic pattern making process known as shibori. Indigo is one of the oldest dyes used for textiles and printing, with many countries having used the plant and its brilliant blue color for centuries.
Some Senior Citizens' Activities:
** Semmes Seniors are conducting a raffle opportunity for an Earth Box Garden System. This event is a fundraiser for Semmes Senior Center. The Gardening System also includes accessories, potting soil, 3 packs of seed and a decorative garden spike. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and are available at the Center, 9635 Moffett Road. The drawing will be August 30th.
** Golden Agers Senior Adult Luncheon at Calvary Assembly of God, 6800 Three Notch Road. is 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of every month--September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6. . All senior adults in the community are invited to enjoy this time together.
** Seniors at Connie Hudson Senior Center are having a Country and Western Dance on Friday, August 24th. Donations will be taken at the door.
Events for Children/Teens/Families:
** Teen Friends of the (Satsuma) Library are volunteers who help children sharpen their reading skills. In addition to the pleasure in volunteering, teens have an opportunity to receive a scholarship from the Satsuma Literary Foundation (one awarded to outstanding young volunteer each year.) To become a teen volunteer, stop by the Library and pick up an application or call the Library at 251-679-0700.
** On Tuesday, August 21, "Early Man" is showing at Parkway Branch Library. The film concerns a prehistoric tribe that clashes with foreign invaders, which leads to a monumental game of soccer. For more information, call 251-470-7766.
** At "What's Up Wednesday" Teen Book Club, August 22, 3:15-4:30 p.m. Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up can see and discuss "The Mighty Miss Malone" by Christopher Paul Curtis. Refreshments will be served. The location is Parkway Branch Library. For more information, call 251-470-7766.
** "Super Hero Showcase" at the Exploreum, 65 Government Street, is Saturday, August 25. Children are invited to dress up in their favorite super hero costume and come to the Exploreum for a showcase of super heroes and nanotechnology. They can explore Nano science with the blue morphing butterfly, a crusted gecko, smelly balloons, film art Oobleek, more tiny science! This event is included with general admission ($10 IMAX/Exhibit combo in effect), FREE for Exploreum members (IMAX extra.)
** Auditions for “Stuart Little” are August 27 and 29 at Sunny Side Theater at 6 p.m. Everyone will read from the script. Show dates are October 12-14 at Joe Jefferson Playhouse. For information, call Christopher Paragone 251-510-1808.
** In the Great Movie Adventure at Parkway Branch Library, 3:15 p.m. August 28, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is on tap. The story revolves around four teenagers who are sucked into a jungle-themed video game. For more information, call 251-470-7766.
** The Town of Dauphin Island and Greer's Market present the movie "Up" on the 17th; "Secret Life of Pets," August 29 and "Cars" August 31. The movies are free and held on West End Beach. Residents are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and bug spray, but no pets, glass or grills. All movies begin at dusk.
** Auditions for "Dracula" and "Babes in Toyland" will be held at the Playhouse-in-the-Park, 4851 Museum Drive, on August 27 and 29, 2018 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Playhouse (www.playhouseinthepark.org) Note: "DRACULA" - those auditioning for Dracula should be between the ages of 13 and mid-20s, and be prepared to read from the script. "Dracula" runs for school audiences on October 18, 19 & 25, 26. Public performances will be on October 19, 20 and 26, 27. All performances will be at the Playhouse. Note: "BABES IN TOYLAND" - those auditioning should be between the ages of six and mid-20s, and can sing a short song, dance, or read from the script. The show runs December 4 and 5, 2018 at the Saenger Theater for school audiences. There will be ONE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE at the Saenger on Wednesday, December 5.
** ACTING CLASSES at Playhouse-in-the-Park, 4851 Museum Drive, begin on Monday, August 27, from 5 to 6 p.m. for stage one beginners, and Thursday, August 30 for intermediate/advanced from 5 to 6 p.m. Cost of the class is $150 for a 10-week quarter. Contact Danny Mollise at 251-422-5434 to register.
** Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library is presenting a new event for teens: Dragon Hill Fantasy Book Club. The meeting is August 28, 4:30 p.m. Teens are invited to join the group as they read and discuss Fantasy Books and to tell about the books they've read and enjoyed. Call 251- 470-7770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
** Chickasaw Christian Community is sponsoring Inner Tube Water Polo on Tuesdays through September 4, 6:30-8 p.m. for ages 8-Adult (children must be a swimmer and have adult supervision.) The event is at Chickasaw City Pool. There's no charge. Call 251-452-6467 for more information.
** Water’s Extreme Journey opens at the Gulf Coast Exploreum through Monday, September 3. This exhibit is made possible through a partnership with Mobile County, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, and MAWSS. The goal of this collaborative effort is to entertain while educating the local community about the importance of our waterways’ health both on a local, day-to-day level and on a much broader, global scale. Admission for Water’s Extreme Journey is included in general admission pricing and is free to Exploreum members. The J.L. Bedsole IMAX Dome Theater is currently featuring MacGillvray Freeman’s National Parks Adventure as well as a Summer Film Festival (Sponsored by Mobile County) featuring a different IMAX film each week all summer long. IMAX is an additional fee.
** Goodwill Easterseals is partnerning with Keep Mobile Beautiful to host volunteer clean up days at the Mobile County Recycling Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month--August 18 at 9 a.m. Mobile County Recycling Center is at 7450 Hitt Road, Mobile. For additional information, call call 251-375-4527 or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
** September 15th is the 31st Annual Coastal Clean-Up, during which area waterways and beaches will be targeted to "Get the Trash out of the Splash." Organizations and individuals who would like to participate in the Dauphin Island Clean-Up should contacr Dauphin Island Captain Clay Bennett at 251-861-2141 or cbennett @disl.org. For general information, call 251-928-9792 or visit website alabamacoastalcleanup.com.
History (Exhibits, events, activities, books)
** Jubilee! Family Day at the USA Archaeology Museum is Saturday, September 22, noon-3 p.m. at USA Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive South, Mobile. This event will feature a read-aloud and book signing by author Karyn Tunks at 1 p.m. and families can join in before or after the read-aloud for fun craft activities. The event is free and open to everyone, but for those who do plan to attend, email Candice at email@example.com so that there will be enough craft supplies for all.
** Historic Mobile Preservation Society presents a Lecture and Book Signing for "A Poisoned Life: Florence Chandler Maybrick, the First American Woman Sentenced to Death in England" is September 27, 6 p.m. at the Cox-Deasy Cottage, 115 Palmetto Street. Richard Jay Hutto authored the book. Copies of the book will be available at the lecture.
** Drop-In Family Saturday: Prehistoric Pottery Puzzles at USA Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive S. is Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Guests can stop by any time between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to tour the museum and create their own pottery puzzle. Admission to the event is free.
** "Octavia Walton LeVert: Civil War Years," an event hosted by Historic Oakleigh House Museum and Historic Mobile Preservation Society, is Thursday, September 27 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Historic Oakleigh House Museum, 350 Oakleigh Place. The public is invited to join author Paula Webb as she shares new and exciting discoveries about Octavia Walton LeVert and the LeVert family during and after the Civil War. For tickets and other information, go to www.historicmobile.org.
** Historic Mobile Preservation Society presents a Lecture and Book Signing for "A Poisoned Life: Florence Chandler Maybrick, the First American Woman Sentenced to Death in England" is September 27, 6 p.m. at the Cox-Deasy Cottage, 115 Palmetto Street. Richard Jay Hutto authored the book. Copies of the book will be available at the lecture.
** CIRCLE THE DATE: "Lost Mobile," a free public talk presented by Tom McGehee and hosted by USA Archaeology Museum is Thursday, October 25, 6-7 p.m. at USA Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive South. The public is invited.
Artists and Crafters:
** Calling Artists and Fine Crafters--A Juried Outdoor Art Show at Dauphin Sea Lab is October, 27-28, 2018. Categories include ceramic, drawing, digital art, fiber/textile, glass, jewelry, mixed media painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood. Application/jury fee is $5; booth space is $50. Download the ARTSealab application and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and send with 3 prints of your art. Submit work to www.Artists.Artsealab.org. For more information, call 251-214-6485.
** Mobile County Animal Shelter is looking for a family for Maggie, a 5-month-old Boxer. Follow the Mobile County Animal Shelter on Facebook, Instagram (mcacshelter), or Twitter (@mcacshelter) to receive updates about adoptable pets and upcoming events. For more information on the Mobile County Animal Shelter or to view a list of current adoptable pets,
** Miss Bayou La Batre Pageant, hosted by Elegant Beauties Pageantry, is Saturday, September 8, 1-4 p.m. at Bayou La Batre Community Center, 12745 Padgett Switch Road. More details at event site. Photo from event page.
** Bradley Flowers of Saraland believes that "The world needs more kindness, period." And at Alfa Insurance-Bradley Flowers, he's begun a non-profit Kindness Revolution. He plans to get the community involved, and has "Kindness" bracelets in various colors. Flowers is looking for volunteers in the Saraland area to give the bracelets to military personnel, police officers, fire fighters, parents, classmates/rooms and organizations. There is no money involved. No selling, just kindness. You can find him at https://www.bradleyflowersinsurance.com/the-kindness-revolution . . .
** The Semmes Kindness Initiative was created to encourage random acts of kindness among citizens in the Semmes community. Those who would like to participate, may stop by City Hall to pick up Semmes Kindness Initiative cards and pins. In addition to performing a random act of kindness, you are asked to pass along a kindness card with the hope that the card will be passed along throughout the community. For more information, contact Denise Dailey, City of Semmes Public Affairs Coordinator, at 251-544-6641 or email@example.com.
** The community is invited to join the Krewe of Kindness Planning Committee. Organizers are looking for volunteers to help plan the first annual Krewe of Kindness Mardi Gras Ball. Those interested may attend the first planning meeting on August 30, 2018, 9-10 a,m. at The Pillars, 1757 Government Street.
Congratulations, good job, thank you:
** Congratulations: On August 14th, 2018, the Satsuma Public Library Board honored Mary Deas Pierce for her outstanding dedication and service above and beyond the call of duty as Satsuma Public Library Board President for 22 years.
** Wilmer Hall is pleased to announce that Janiece McLean will join the Wilmer Hall staff as the Social Worker for the 154-year-old institution, according to Executive Director Pratt Paterson.
This message and request comes from MA Callaghan, who is busy working on the 47th Annual Little Sisters of the Poor Lawn Party, October 21st. If you can provide any of the items listed, make connections through Little Sisters of the Poor Facebook page.
** Thank You! to Satsuma Library volunteers: Tiphani Clearman had this to say: "To our Library Board, Library Club, Foundation, Art Guild, and Community Volunteers, We Thank You! It’s because of you that the library is able to provide extra services, outreach programs and events. On Tuesday, August 14, The Satsuma Library Staff took a moment to say Thank You to the people who help them in serving the community through their dedication and hard work."
** Good Job, Teen Volunteers: USA Hospitals' Teen Volunteer Summer Program wrapped up July 27 with a "Thank You" party at Urban Air in Daphne. Seventy-six teens volunteered a total of 2,147 hours during the program, and they raised $400 for auxiliary projects through popcorn and snow cone sales. USA Hospitals: "We are grateful for their time and talents and for making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and our staff." Applications for next summer’s program will be available January 2019.
** Little Sisters of the Poor-Mobile Lawn Party Donation Drive: Here is an update on what we need on the Bake Sale Ingredient Wish List--400 lbs of all purpose flour, 104 lbs of powder sugar, 200 lbs granulated sugar, 1 gallon of Imitation Vanilla, 10 quarts of Red Food Coloring, 18 lbs of shredded coconut, 50 lbs of self rising flour, 150 9" deep pie shells, 20 graham cracker pie crusts with lid, 3 gallons of Lemon Juice, 32 oz Cream of Tartar, 25 lbs of Semi Sweet Chocolate Large Morsels, 3 Pints Lemon Extract, 4 packs of 48 oz dried sweetened cranberries, 30 cans of Bakers Joy (12 oz), Pecans! 10 lbs, 30 Gallons of Canola Oil, 24 quarts of Whipping Heavy cream, 80 dozen eggs, 18 1/2 gallons of buttermilk, 40 3 lbs of Cream Cheese and 150 lbs of Butter Sticks; We are 1/2 way there. A lot of our donations are coming from Sam's, Costco, and Monarch Foods because you can save more with the 25 lbs etc. packages.
** Sheron Perry Atwell of Saraland has a request: If anyone has bought Pop Tarts recently that has a free book emblem on it--and isn’t going to use it. contact her (see her Facebook page.) She woulde like to have the receipts so she can get free books for the “Little Free Library” she's making for Saraland Area Chamber of Commerce. She's also taking donations of books, which can be dropped off at the Chamber or at her office at 199 Shell Road.
** A yard sale to benefit Elisha Wheeler is planned for Saturday, August 25th at the Country Store. Elisha, the daughter of Donna and Johnny "Bully" Wheeler, is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Organizers are "accepting donations of any kind to help with the yard sale . . . and would be glad to pick it up. For information, see Tanner Williams Civic and Historical Society facebook.
SAVE THE DATE: September 5, 11 a.m., Susan Rouillier will discuss and sign copies of her book, South Mobile: 1699-2018
SAVE THE DATE: On September 5, 11 a.m., Susan Rouillier, a member of the Writing Class at Connie Hudson Senior Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road to discuss and sign copies of her book
Titled "South Mobile: 1699 – 2018," the book can be described in the following paragraphs:
"As rich and fascinating as the history of the Old Port City, this book reveals the story of South Mobile, Alabama, from 1699-2018, focusing on the area from Brookley Air Force Base to Dog River.
The 277 page book includes chapters on Native Americans, King Louis XIV's Warehouse on Dog River, the earliest settlers, the Magnolia Racetrack and Buchanan its Kentucky Derby winner, Camp Goode, a Civil War Training Camp on Dog River with letters from officers in charge, Mobile's First Cotton Mill on Dog River, Brookley Air Force Base, Elvis at the Radio Ranch, Night Clubs in the 1940's, three Dog River Bridges, Iconic Businesses, Buccaneer and Mobile Yacht Clubs, Oldest houses, Oldest Churches, First Schools, Fishing, Oystering, and first-hand stories from citizens.
"The book contains many never-before published images and detailed maps."
Enjoy outstanding Alabama Gulf seafood cuisine in the classic mid-century modern setting of the Isle Dauphine Club on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 6-9 p.m., when the Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council partners with the Dauphin Island Property Owners Association to present the 2nd Annual Gulf Seafood Gala. This year’s event commemorates the Club’s 60th anniversary and showcases the best of local seafood traditions with a nostalgic evening celebrating the coastal chic of the beachfront club in its heyday.
Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Club made a bold architectural statement when it was built amidst the dunes overlooking the Gulf and opened for membership during early development of Dauphin Island as a resort destination in the late 1950’s. It is a rare example of the mid-century modern style in Alabama and a unique aspect of the island’s colorful heritage.
Guests are invited to the Gala to enjoy locally sourced Gulf seafood, offered for their tasting pleasure with local craft beer and wines in a relaxed walkabout setting reminiscent of bygone days. Live music, displays of vintage Club photographs, and a silent auction of original art will round out a memorable Dauphin Island experience.
The Gulf Seafood Gala has been endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission as an official AL200 Alabama Bicentennial event.
Admission is by pre-purchased ticket only. Tickets are on sale now at $75 each, and may be purchased online through www.dauphinislandarts.org or at the Dauphin Island Gallery, 918A Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m. For telephone orders by credit card, call the Gallery at (251) 861-3300 during business hours.
Sponsorships are welcomed for this event and include designated levels of recognition and admission to the Gala. Proceeds will benefit the Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization which relies primarily on fundraisers such as the Gulf Seafood Gala to underwrite its mission to promote, provide and preserve the arts and foster cultural enrichment among coastal communities in South Mobile County.
For more information, visit www.dauphinislandarts.org, call 251-978-5566 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gulf Seafood Gala is an official event of the Alabama200Bicentenial.
Information from Suzanne Hoffman, Email email@example.com
In the Great Movie Adventure at Parkway Branch Library, 3:15 p.m. August 28, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is playing
In the Great Movie Adventure at Parkway Branch Library, 3:15 p.m. August 28, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is on tap. The story revolves around four teenagers who are sucked into a jungle-themed video game. For more information, call 251-470-7766.
At "What's Up Wednesday" Teen Book Club, August 22, 3:15-4:30 p.m. Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up can see and discuss "The Mighty Miss Malone" by Christopher Paul Curtis.
At "What's Up Wednesday" Teen Book Club, August 22, 3:15-4:30 p.m. Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up can see and discuss "The Mighty Miss Malone" by Christopher Paul Curtis. Refreshments will be served. The location is Parkway Branch Library. For more information, call 251-470-7766.
Growing Up in the Port City: Frye Gaillard & Roy Hoffman event is scheduled at Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street, on Sunday, September 30, 2 p.m.
Growing Up in the Port City: Frye Gaillard & Roy Hoffman event is scheduled at Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street, on Sunday, September 30, 2 p.m.
Writing from the Heart of Mobile: Frye Gaillard and Roy Hoffman, two award-winning authors born and raised in Mobile, will talk about how growing up in the Port City shaped their perspectives and careers as writers.
Both are former journalists and alumni of the Mobile Register and both have won such prestigious literary prizes as the Lillian Smith Book Award and the Clarence Cason Award. Gaillard will discuss his newest book, "A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost," and Hoffman will reflect on the re-release of his prize-winning novel, "Almost Family."
Following the program, light refreshments and book signing will be in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room.
For more information, call 251-208-7097.
For information on these and other events, visit the web site at www.mobilepubliclibraryonline.org
On Tuesday, August 14, The Satsuma Library Staff took a moment to say Thank You to the people who help them in serving the community through their dedication and hard work.
Tiphani Clearman had this to say: "To our Library Board, Library Club, Foundation, Art Guild, and Community Volunteers, We Thank You! It’s because of you that the library is able to provide extra services, outreach programs and events.
"Whether it is celebrating graduation with our Satsuma High School Seniors, providing Children’s Summer Programs, working with local Veterans, or supporting local authors and encouraging them on their journey. You each play a part in making this Library a treasure to the community
"From your Library Staff, we could not do what we do here at the library without your help and support."
As a special treat we had an amazing guest, Clearman said. Bo Grant of The Platters performed. "It was an awesome show, Bo took us back to the 50s and 60s. He had the room dancing and singing to some of our favorites from Elvis, The Drifters, the Righteous Brothers, the Temptations and, of course, The Platters! It was a wonderful day and a great way to let our volunteers know how much they mean to Satsuma Public Library."
September Coffee Chat- “Project Lifesaver- Autism and Wandering” is Thursday, September 20, 8:30-10 a.m. at USA Health Strada Patient Care Center, 1601 Center Street, Conference Room 1011, Mobile, Alabama.
The Autism Society of Alabama and the University of South Alabama Regional Autism Network (RAN) are holding a Coffee Chat on Thursday, September 20, 8:30-10 a.m.
Deputy Jonathan Geary with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office will be discussing Project Lifesaver. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide a timely response to save lives and reduce injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition.
Meetings are free and open to the public. A light breakfast will be served and a Certificate of Attendance will be provided.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 251-259-5553.
11th Annual GO Run to benefit USA Mitchell Cancer Institute is Saturday, September 15, 8-10:30 a.m. at University of South Alabama, North University Boulevard, Mobile.