Mobile Pops 4th of July Concert & Fireworks Show, hosted by The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band, is Thursday, July 4, 2019, 7-9:15 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park.
Details on the day's activities: On Thursday, July 4, the City of Mobile will hold its annual 4th of July celebration at Cooper Riverside Park starting at 2 p.m. The festivities will be highlighted by a patriotic concert by the Mobile Pops from 7-8:30 p.m., followed by a firework show (with Mobile Pops accompaniment) at 9 p.m. This is a free concert. Concert lineup includes The Washington Post March, Light Calvary Overture, Semper Fidelis, Stars and Stripes Forever, and many more.
See City of Mobile's Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/896915997322753/
"Southern Masters," hosted by Nall Art Gallery, is coming to Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive July 12-August 2.
Three larger than life artists from Alabama will be stepping outside the box by recreating their own studio or work space inside the museum. This will be a rare glimpse into three artists’ world, each with a distinct perspective and unique methodology. In addition to the large scale installations exploring the work and creative spaces of Downing, Larsen and Nall, each has selected an emerging Alabama artist to represent the next generation. Get a back door look into the honed practices of three masters of their craft, as well as a sense of what legacy they may compel.
A Patriotic Concert & Ice Cream Social at Tanner Williams United Methodist Church 1550 Grand Bay Wilmer Road N, is Sunday, June 30, 2019, 5-7 p.m. The concert will be presented by Artistic Director Terry D. Maddox and his concert choir at 5 p.m in the sanctuary; the annual ice cream social will follow in the fellowship hall.
"4th On The Bay" on Thursday, July 4, 2019, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. will be held at Rolston Park, 7880 Coden Belt Road, Coden. There will be live music by Portersville noon-3 p.m. and then DJ George Ramirez. Enjoy grilling while your children play on the water slide and all of you wait for the fireworks show.
Patricia Morra reports that she has emptied her bookcase and stocked the Little Library at Satsuma's Wright Park. However, there's still room for more, so if you can, donate a book.
Bay Bites Food Truck Festival to benefit Mobile Baykeeper is Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 5-9 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park, Water Street. Tickets are at mobilebaykeeper.networkforgood.com. Hosted by Mobile Baykeeper's Young Advisory Council (YAC) Leadership Committee, Bay Bites is an annual food truck festival benefiting Baykeeper's work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. Attendees can enjoy delicious food from the area's best local food trucks, craft beer and wine, live music, lawn games, and a variety of children's entertainment options to come on the beautiful riverfront of downtown Mobile.
- $15 until July 8th at midnight
- $20 from July 9th through July 24 at 2 p.m. (online sales close at 2 p.m.)
- $25 day of at the gate
One ticket includes three drink tokens (beer or coke products) and access to some of the best food trucks in the area! Food is sold separately. Children 12 and under get in for free. Guests must bring a valid photo ID to drink alcohol. Anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?!
We need at least 40-50 volunteers to pull off this awesome event. Sign up here: https://mobilebaykeeper.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/bay-bites-2019-volunteer-form
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
We will need the names of all guests attending the event. When purchasing multiple tickets, be sure to include names of ALL guests in the Information Section on the ticket platform and/or by clicking the link in the post-confirmation email that will be sent to all ticket purchasers.
RSVP at https://mobilebaykeeper.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/bay-bites-2019-rsvp-form
Online ticket sales will close at 2 p.m. on the day of the event (Wednesday, July 24). After this time, the remainder of tickets left (if still available) will be sold at the gate (The price of tickets on this day is $25 for both online tickets and those purchased at the gate)
Bay Bites is expected to sell out once again so we highly encourage you to purchase tickets in advance. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about participating food trucks, live music, and other entertainment options!
** This event will happen rain or shine and no refunds will be issued. Keep in mind that proceeds benefit efforts for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities.
Mobile Museum of Art, in partnership with Mobile County Commission, is organizing its fourth pop-up art exhibition for Government Plaza. This opportunity is open to any artist in the Mobile area. Artists may submit up to 3 works of visual art, mixed media, paintings, needlepoint, ceramic works, photography, works on paper and sculptures completed in the last 5 years detailed in JPEG or video format.
Satsuma Lions Club met June 17 to install officers and board members to serve from July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. Current president, Dr. Patric Howley welcomed members and guests and Mayor Tom Williams gave the invocation before all enjoyed the end-of-the-year banquet. Various reports were given and appreciation to several members noted.
Yvonne Burroughs, Eight Mile Lion and Assistant Governor-Elect for ADistrict 34C, Alabama duly installed incoming board members who are as follows: Robert Waldrop, Present; Patric Howley, Past Present; Gary McGee, 1st Vice Present; Carolyn Sue Cain, 2nd Vice Present; Colleen Waldrop, Secretary; Anna Gardner, Treasurer; Tom Williams, Tail Twister; Gary Duerksen, Lion Tamer; Larry Speights, Membership; Daniel Gray, Roma Little, Sue Speights and Bubba Hamblin, Club Directors.
Vacation Bible Schools:
* Kingswood United Methodist Church's Vacation Bible School, "To Mars and Beyond," is June 17-20, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Kingswood United Methodist Church, 5200 Perin Road, Mobile. Register online at Tickets tmab.cokesburyvbs.com. Students entering Kindergarten (must be 5 by 9/2/2019) through (completed) 5th grade are invited to "Join Us As We Go Beyond: FAITH, BOLDNESS, KINDNESS, THANKFULNESS, & HOPE. The event is free and Snack Supper will be served nightly.
* VBS 2019 In The Wild @SRFBC, Vacation Bible School at Snow Road First Baptist Church, 2370 Snow Road N, Semmes is Monday, June 17, 6-8:30 p.m. Registration available at: www.srfbc.com.
* Vacation Bible School at Dauphin Island Baptist Church is June 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon. VBS is for children aged 3 years-6th grade. This year's theme is "Into the Wild." For information, contact Lee Schansberg, 251-861-5124.
* Vacation Bible School at Cloverleaf Baptist Church, 6500 Three Notch Road, is June 17-June 21, 6-8 p.m. Nightly check-in is at 5:45 p.m. The program consists of Games, Crafts, Snacks, Fun Songs and Bible Stories. VBS is for children K4- 6th grade; register at http://cloverleafbaptist.net/vbs.html.
* Vacation Bible School at Lott Road Church of God, 5301 Lott Road, Eight Mile is June 23-June 26 at 7 p.m. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is for children aged 4-12. All children and their families are invited to attend.
* Vacation Bible School at Orchard Assembly10245 Howells Ferry Road, is June 24-June 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
* JOY Night at VBS at Christ United Methodist Church, 6101 Grelot Road, is Tuesday, June 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. JOY Night at VBS 2019: To Mars and Beyond will be a special time of out-of-this-world fun! Enjoy some VBS skits, music, story time, food and crafts as we discover the wonders of God’s universe. This free and inclusive experience is for individuals with disabilities and their family.
* VBS 2019 at Gulfcrest Baptist Church is Wednesday-Friday, June 26-28, 6 p.m. Gulfcrest Baptist Church is at 8415 Gulfcrest Road, Chunchula.
* Saraland United Methodist Church's Vacation Bible School 2019 is July 8-July 11, 9 a.m.-noon at the church, 415 McKeough Ave, Saraland. K5-5th graders are invited "To Mars and Beyond:." VBS will be four fun-packed days of Bible stories, games, music, crafts and MUCH MORE!! Register at saralandumc.org.
* Vacation Bible School at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, 1507 Dauphin Street, is July 15, 8:45 a.m.-July 18, noon (time each day.) Youngsters are invited to this event for a summer Camp Adventure at Dauphin Way UMC. Campers that are rising K-4 through rising 6th graders are invited; there will be crafts, songs, snacks, games, and time for children to grow together in community with one another, along with loads of fun and memories that will last well beyond these four short days. * Through June 30: The Bellingrath-Morse Foundation has been selected as the benefiting non-profit from Winn-Dixie's Community Bag Program in the month of June. For every bag purchased in June at the Winn-Dixie on Highway 90 in Theodore, the store will contribute a $1 donation to the Foundation. The price is $2.50, and the colorful bags are reusable.
Galas, Fun, Fundraisers, workshops other events:
** The City of Semmes Fire and Rescue Unit is sponsoring a Boston Butt Sale for 14-year-old Andrew Tart, critically injured in a motorcycle accident on May 21,2019. $35 tickets available from Hickory Pit Too, Southern Fitness, Circle T Designs and Tillman's Barber Shop. Pick up is June 27-28 starting at noon at 9010 Forest Street (Fire Training Center.)
** On Monday, June 17, 5-7 p.m. at Ben May Main Library, Aspiring Entrepreneurs can get tips at a Small Business Workshop. If you’re thinking about starting a business, you need a sound plan, a little creativity, personal dedication, and probably some form of financial investment. Before you make the commitment to start your own business, you need to determine whether it’s the right move for you. For more details on the workshop or to register, call 251-340-1458 or 251-340-1538 or email email@example.com.
** 2019 #OurCityOurFuture Telethon for Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama is Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 5 a.m.-10 p.m. on WKRG Channel 5 News, 555 Broadcast Drive. Individuals have an opportunity to call the station and pledge their one time or recurring donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama. For more information on what to do to ensure Great Futures, visit www.bgcsouthal.org/telethon or call Christopher Armstrong at 251.410.0082.
** The City of Mobile Fire-Rescue is presenting "Friday at the Firehouse" this summer on Friday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m. through August 30th. The June 21 open house is at the Toulminville station, 2062, MLK Jr. Avenue. The remaining dates are July 5, HH Edwards, 2525 Hillcrest Road; July 19, Crichton, 200 Davenport Avenue; August 2, Berger, 7050 Old Military Road; August 16, Public Safety Complex, 8080 Airport Boulevard and August 30, 4710 Aireport Boulevard.
** Playhouse Wine Tasting Event, an evening of wine and hors d'oeouvres, is Sunday, June 23, 4-6 p.m. in the lobby at the Playhouse, 4851 Museum Drive. The public is invited to come and enjoy a "sneak peek" of some musical numbers from the Summer production of "Oliver" and bid on some incredible items at the Silent Auction. Donations are Welcome and Tax Exempt. As a non-profit, the Playhouse depends on the generosity of the community that it serves and this is its only fundraiser for the year.
* * The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Penelope House Thrift Store, Penelope's Closet, is Friday June 28th at 9:30 a.m. with Mayor Sandy Stimpson and City Council member Fred Richardson schedule to attend. The new location is 2907 Old Shell Road; store hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Penelope House provides emergency shelter and comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their children. For more information on Penelope House or this event, contact Director Tonie Ann Coumanis Torrans at 251-342-2809 or TonieannT@penelopehouse.org.
** Bayou Clinic is hosting a FREE Mental Health First Aid trainings this summer at the Red Cross in Mobile, on JULY 19 and AUGUST 22. The program includes a component for military members, veterans, and their families. 7 CEUs/CMEs will be offered. The training is open to ANYONE who is interested - no prior training or military connection is required. More information and registration: www.bayouclinic.eventbrite.co
** SAVE THE DATE "Cheers to Children," a fundraiser for Child Advocacy Center of Mobile, 1351 Springhill Avenue, is Monday, July 29, 2019, 6-8:30 p.m. EL Papi will host this wine tasting, along with samples of their signature dishes. The event also includes a live and silent auction and music by Harrison McInnis. Williams Financial Group is the Title Sponsor of this event.
** "Sanskrit - Not Just For Yoga Teachers," hosted by Yoga with Manja and Synergy Yoga & Pilates, is Saturday, June 29, 2019, noon-2 p.m. at Synergy Yoga & Pilates, 3152 Old Shell Rd, Ste 2, Mobile. Sanskrit is the oldest language known to humanity - it was the speaking language of ancient India and has amazingly survived through the ages and is still in original form, still being spoken on a daily basis in many villages in India. During this workshop, attendees will learn about the Sanskrit names of various yoga poses, selected Patanjali sutras and mantras. Workshop cost is $20.
** Save the Date: The 6th Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic is August 5th. This is the largest kayak fishing tournament in the State of Alabama. It is a family event featuring live entertainment, vendors, T-shirts, arts and crafts, food, and world class fishing. For more information on the event, visit www.bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org. Participants can also register at https://clear-give.com/egive3/index.cfm?page=events.
** Save the Date: Saturday morning never sounded so good! "Eggs with a Side of Jazz" to benefit Family Promise of Coastal Alabama, Mobile's first family shelter, is Saturday, August 10, 2019, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1260 Dauphin Street. Admission is $35 and tickets are at Eventbrite. Guests can enjoy the energizing sounds of The Jazz Studio along with absolutely delicious food. For more information, go to www.FamilyPromiseMobile.org.
Events for Children/Teens/Families:
** From Bellingrath Gardens & Home comes this invitation for children: We've got a great educational activity for children this summer: Scavenger Hunts! The questions encourage exploration and are a fun way to learn about Bellingrath and its history. Participants, bring your completed Scavenger Hunts to the Gift Shop to claim a prize.
** The City of Semmes Splash Pad at Semmes Municipal Park, 8108 Morris Hill Road, is now open. The Splash Pad will open daily starting Memorial Day and close on Labor Day. There are several new pavilions, so reservations will not be taken. First come, first served. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
** Chickasaw Christian Community Kickball runs through July 12. Games are 6-7 p.m. at Miller Park. Come out and play or cheer for your favorite team.
** Just a few dates remain for Lil' Haints Creative Writing Summer Series at The Haunted Book Shop, 109 Dauphin Street. The $7 per classes are Thursdays, 10 a.m. through July 18 (no class on Independence Day.) The classes are for children aged 9-12. Tickets are at thehauntedbookshopmobile.brushfire.com.
** The Shoppes at Bel Air Mall is hosting Summer time Storytime on Mondays at 11 a.m. (June 17, 24.) Parents can bring their children to join Cherold Rhodes with the Mobile Public Library at the fountain area for stories, songs and activities. Storytime is open to all ages and is free of charge. Juice and a snack will be provided.
** Tinker Tuesday on June 18, 4-5 p.m. at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library lets children Design & Create Space Bath Bombs. For more information,call 251-494-4140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
** A Universe of Stories! At 10 a.m. June 18th, children aged 3-8 can visit Toulminville Library and enjoy stories, songs, movies and so much more! For more information, call 251-580-6144.
** On Friday, June 28, 2 p.m., there will be a Floral Craft Party at Chickasaw Auditorium. The event is for youths ages 8-14. Cost is #3. Call 251-452-6462 to register.
** Kids Days in Bienville Square are Thursdays through June 27. Time is 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; place is the Square, 150 Dauphin Street. Planned events for fun include balloon clowns, karaoke, face painters, the Mobile Police Department’s Mounted Unit’s mini horse and donkey, Uncle Joe’s Rolling Zoo, games, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Touch Lab, hands-on crafts, story time by the Mobile Public Library and lots of other fun for kids of all ages.
** USA Archaeology Museum Dig Into Summer Reading Challenge through July 31, 2019. School is officially out, and the USA Archaeology Museum is announcing its Dig Into Summer Reading Challenge, which runs June 1-through July 31. Children of all ages are invited to participate. Read two books from the reading list (to download list go to southalabama.edu/org/archaeology/museum.) Then send an email (with your parents' help) including the names of the books, an illustration and a short paragraph about what you learned to Candace Cravins at email@example.com.
** Five Rivers Delta Resource Center's "StoryTime: In a Nutshell" is Tuesday, June 18, 10-11 a.m. at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard. 5 Rivers seeks to answer these questions--Who we are. Why we are here. Where we come from and where we go. Every child ponders life’s greatest questions. Here, in a nutshell, is a tale about life. Join us this week to read "In a Nutshell" by Joseph Anthony, followed by arts and crafts. For children up to age 6, but all are welcome. Free, no registration required. Story Time is the first and third Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m.
** On Thursday, June 20, 2019 beginning at 11:30 a.m., Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama is hosting its annual Youth of the Year Luncheon to recognize and celebrate outstanding Club members from multiple BGCSA Branches. This year, the Luncheon is being held at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel in the Bon Secour Ballroom. For more information, contact Christopher Armstrong at 251-432-1235 or visit www.bgcsouthal.org/yoy
** 2019 Summer Diamonds Pageant is June 23 at Tanner Williams Historical Society Bldg, 13700 Tanner Williams Road (corner of Tanner Williams Rd and Grand Bay Wilmer Rd N) For more information, see event site.
** "Let's be Ladies" Simply Southern Young Ladies Tea and Manners Class at Bragg-Mitchell Mansion is Monday, June 24, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $25; reservation deadline is June 17. The class is for ages 7-10; class size isa limited. For more information, call 251-471-6364.
** Punt, Pass, Kick and Sprint Contest: All upcoming 2nd-6th grade students are invited to work with Chickasaw High School Varsity Coach Jason Rowell on June 24 and 25 at Dotson Park, 5-7 p.m. Call 251-452-6462 to register.
** Chickasaw Wet and Wild Fun is Wednesday, June 26, 9-11:30 a.m. at Chickasaw Housing Authority Miller Park. There will be water slides and games. The free event is for children aged 5-14.
** Leading Ladies - Mobile Awards Reception, hosted by Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama and held at Moe's Original Bar B Que, 701 Spring Hill Avenue, is Thursday, June 27, 5:30-7 p.m. The Leading Ladies Awards Reception serves as a forum for recognizing outstanding women and organizations in southern Alabama and is an important fundraising event and promotion for Girl Scouting in the southern Alabama service area. The public is invited to join in and celebrate our community's Leading Ladies who are paving the way for our young women. Also celebrated will be a Leading Organization for Women. Tickets are at girl-scouts-of-southern-alabama.networkforgood.com. Consider making an additional donation so that our Girl Scouts can attend and have the opportunity to network with possible mentors.
** Dauphin Way United Methodist Church's Splash at the Patch is Sunday, June 30, 2019, 4-6 p.m. at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, 1507 Dauphin Street. Children's Ministry Director, Kat Brand, has come up with a brilliant way to beat the summer heat. Get ready for the first annual Splash at the Patch! in the Patch Parking Lot at the corner of Dauphin St. and Catherine St. in Midtown Mobile. There will be inflatables, games, and all sorts of water fun for all ages.
** Grand Bay Watermelon Festival Pretty Baby Contest is Thursday, July 4, 8:45-10 a.m. at Grand Bay Watermelon Festival, Taylor F Harper Boulevard, Grand Bay. For an application, send a message for a downloadable application; or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on attire, age divisions, photos, fee and other Pretty Baby Contest notes, see event site.
** Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot! June 11, 4-5:39 p.m. is perfect for those who have no room for a garden but need some green in their room--just make your own garden, a Terrarium at West Regional Library. Supplies and snacks will be provided. For more information, call 251-340-8571 or email email@example.com.
Chambers of Commerce:
* Coffee with the Chamber, hosted by SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, is Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Members are encouraged to "Drop by the Chamber on your way to work and start your day off right with a hot cup of coffee and networking." There's no cost to attend. All attendees are asked to give a short introduction about their business; don't forget your business cards. The event is sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway.
* On June 20, 11:45 a.m. in the Chickasaw Elementary School Gym, 80 Grant Street, the Chamber of Commerce will host the Chickasaw City Chieftain Awards Ceremony. This year, the program will include the Citizen of the Year, First Responder of the Year, City Employee of the Year along with Volunteer and other awards for people contributing to the improvement of the city. All nominations for the 2019 COY are to be turned in to City Hall no later then June 13th or returned by mail by June 12th. (for more information, see Chickasaw Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cityofchickasaw/) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at City Hall. For other information, call Robert McFall at 251-452-3941.
* SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce 6th Annual Kids Day, "Under the Sea," is Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. There'll be games, prizes, free food, inflatables, face painting and so much more. Bring a canned food item for admission.
* Grand Bay Watermelon Festival is July 3, 3-7 p.m. and July 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Grand Bay Watermelon Festival Park, Taylor F Harper Boulevard, Grand Bay. This is the 46th Annual Watermelon Festival, a family fun event with all the free, sliced, ice cold watermelon one can eat (but only on the 4th; tThe watermelon will be chilling on the 3rd) Free admission on the 3rd and just $5 per vehicle on the 4th. Information and applications, such as vendors, sponsors and Festival Queens, are at www.grandbaywatermelonfestival.org.
** "Creative Monday" at at Dauphin Island Gallery (in the Lighthouse Building) is June 17, 2019, 10 a.m. at 918 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island. Those attending can celebrate the Native American heritage of Dauphin Island and South Mobile County as they create their own "Prayer Arrows" with Melinda Hollingsworth. Cost is $10 per person (includes materials); pay at the door. Advance registration is required as space is very limited. To register, visit Dauphin Island Gallery, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday or 12:30-4:30 Sunday or register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note from DIHAC: If you register and are unable to attend, notify us ASAP so that we can reassign the space
** Mobile Museum of Art Summer Solstice Celebration & Membership Drive is Friday, June 21, 6-9 p.m. at the Museum, 4850 Museum Drive. The Museum is offering half-priced memberships to celebrate the summer solstice! Come to the Museum on the longest day of the year to get the best deal on annual membership and explore all MMofA has to offer.
** "Exploring Indigo Dyeing and Shibori with Aaron Sanders Head," hosted by Aaron Sanders Head and Mobile Museum of Art, is Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. Tickets are at www.mobilemuseumofart.com.
** "The Art of Seeing with Matilde Tellaetxe" will be Thursdays through June 27, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. Students can register for Individual weeks: $30/$20 members, per week OR Register for all seven weeks: $175/$120 members. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the most important concepts of two-dimensional design utilized in drawing, painting, photography, and other art forms. Each session will feature a short lecture with hands-on activities and examples in the galleries. Supplies are included. For more information, visit mobilemuseumofart. . For more information, visit mobilemuseumofart. .
** The Tout Ensemble: Edmond deCelle& the Studio DeCelle is on exhibit through June 30 at Mobile Carnival Museum. Featuring more than seventy works of varied mediums, this exhibit is a robust celebration of a great artist of Carnival and Mobile. For more than fifty years, deCelle was the principle designer for the Order of Myths, the oldest parading society of Mardi Gras in this nation. He designed for a dozen other mystic societies as well. Float designs comprise only a portion of the exhibit, paintings that show how deCelle and Carnival are integral to Mobile art and life dominant the show.
** Mark your Calendar: Sumi-e: Japanese Brush Painting with Carol Wiggins is presented by Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, Monday - Friday, July 15 - 19, 10 a.m-noon. Try Sumi-e, Japanese style brush painting using ink and watercolors on rice paper. No previous painting experience is necessary. Students will learn to paint the "Four Gentlemen" using the "Four Treasures." Adults and teens age 14+ are welcome.
** "Nature's Beauty" exhibit by Julie Andel will hang in Marx Library/USA Libraries, 5901 USA Drive for July/August. A reception is planned for July 11, 6-7:30 p.m. in Gallery 181.
** The Shibui Chapter of the Sunie Society of America presents "Understated Elegance" in the Marx Library/USA Galleries, 5901 USA Drive. There will be a reception on July 18, 6 p.m.; the exhibit will hang during July and August.
** Botanical Art Class--The Art of the Pencil is Fridays, 10 a.m. through July 12 at Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive. This class is good way to get into the Botanical Art Program at the Gardens as it is for advanced and not-so-advanced and not-so-advanced students. Instructor is Derek Norman.
** Mark Your Calendar: Exploring the Art Behind Gaming - Episode #1, is scheduled at USA Libraries Art Galleries and Marx Library University of South Alabama, Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Presenters say, "It is one thing to game, it's another to learn about the art behind the game. Join us on August 24th, to meet local creators of board games, video games, card games and more. Here is your chance to meet the creators, play a little and learn a little."
Arts & Crafts (including quilting and sewing):
* A Yarn Club meets every Thursday at Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 Highway 90, Grand Bay. Participants can learn to crochet and other yarn crafts. They're asked to bring their own hooks.
* Grand Bay Quilting/Sewing Group meets every Tuesday at Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 Highway 90, Grand Bay. Beginners and seasoned quilters will meet to share ideas and want to join like-minded folks who just love to create beautiful quilts and more. Come when you can stay as long as you like.
* On the first Tuesday of each month, Humana Insurance on Airport Boulevard near I-65 and O'Charley's, is hosting a quilting time, 9 a.m.-noon, to encourage their employees and community members to get involved in service projects, particularly Quilts of Valor. Contact Joyce Reed at Lsubookwrm@hotmail.com for more info. or for other sewing dates for charity quilts in our community.
** The Teen Movie at Ben May Main Library on June 18 at 10 a.m. is "Robin Hood." In the film at 10 a.m., a veteran trained to become Robin Hood rebels against the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham and his powerful army. The film runs 116 minutes and is rated PG-13. For more information, call 251-340-1521.
** Terrific Tuesdays Matinee at Ben May Main Library on June 18 is "How to Train Your Dragon." The film runs 98 minutes and is rated PG. For more information, call 251-340-1507 or email email@example.com.
** On June 18, 1 p.m., Movie Time with Mr. Butch presents "The BFG." In it, an orphan meets a "big friendly giant," and together they explore a magical world and collect dreams. Later, the pair try to warn the Queen of England about the threat posed by the other giants, who, unlike the vegetarian BFG, eat children. The film runs 117 minutes and is rated PG. It will be at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library. For more information, call 251-470-7770.
** The Women's Club of Satsuma and the Wishbone Players's latest production is "Terror in the Suburbs." The dessert production will be Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Satsuma. Tickets are $15 dollars and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. See a Women's Club member to secure tickets. All proceeds will go to the Union Chapel Building Fund.
** The Wizard of Oz - Performances by Theatre Explorer Post 149 and Chickasaw Civic Theatre are Thursday, June 27, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 28, 7:30 p.m. and Satuday, June 29, 2 AND 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, 2 p.m. This year is the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, hence, the celebration. CCTG is at 801 Iroquois Street in Chickasaw. Tickets available online or at the door (cctshows.com) are adults $15, children/seniors/military, $12. This performance is perfect for ALL generations. So don your ruby slippers, dress in emerald and saunter down the yellow brick road to CCT and any of the above dates. There is no place like home - and community theatre.
** Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S Carlen Street, is hosting "Bent Broadway" on Saturday, June 29, 7:30-10:30 p.m. This event will feature some of Mobile’s greatest singers in a Broadway concert with a twist: Performers singing songs written for the opposite gender. The purpose of this concert - in addition to a silent auction and donations - is to raise awareness and funds to support the LGBTQ community in Mobile. Tickets are $25 for general admission to the event and $40 for the VIP experience. Tickets are joejeffersonplayers.com. The VIP experience includes Seating in the front 3 rows to enjoy the show, a pre-event VIP exclusive party, and the opportunity to be the final bidder on all silent auction items!
** This summer, the SMG-managed Mobile Saenger Theatre will once again showcase a Summer Classic Movie Series featuring classic hit movies the way they were meant to be seen: larger-than-life on the glorious BIG screen! And thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Saenger, the movies will be shown on a brand-new HD laser projector that will make your viewing experience better than ever before. The Summer Classic Movie Series will run from July 14 to August 18. On Sunday afternoons, the Saenger Theatre will feature a famous classic movie to be shown at 3 p.m. with the doors opening at 2:30 p.m.
* Mobile Mystery Dinners' next production is "Curl Up & Dye," written by MMD player Barbara Ladnier. The performance is Friday, July 19, 7 p.m. at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required ($62 per person--includes catered buffet dinner.) Go to www.mobilemysterydinners.com to make reservations. Due to adult innuendo, mature audience is suggested. There is plenty of free parking at the Manor.
** Mobile's Playhouse-in-the-Park presents Lionel Bart's "Oliver," the Broadway musical based on Charles Dickens' timeless novel. This is a great show for all ages. The play will run on weekends July 19 through August 11, 2019. Tickets will go on sale in late June. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays will start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Reservations can be made online at http://playhouseinthepark.org/box-office or call 251-602-0630. Playhouse-in-the-Park is at 4851 Museum Drive.
** Save the Date, Saturday, August 3, 7 p.m. for Mobile Theatre Guild's Zoghby Awards. The Theatre is at 14 N Lafayette Street. Bring a potluck dish and BYOB.
** Mark your calendar! Children are invited to "Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world's most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood... get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!" The shows at Mobile Civic Center are Saturday, November 2, 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, November 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 251.208.7906) or the Saenger Theatre Box Office (6 South Joachim Street; open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 251.208.5600). For information regarding accessible seating tickets, call 251.208.7906. Additional fees, service charges, and/or taxed may be added to ticket prices. All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
** Save the Date! Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure.will play, live on stage, at the Mobile Civic Center on Tuesday, September 24, 6 p.m. and Wednesday, September 25, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information or to join the Tail Mail mailing list for pre-sale and other exclusive offers, visit www.pawpatrollive.com. Follow PAW Patrol Live! on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @pawpatrollive, and the hashtag #pawpatrollive.
Book Clubs/book signings/recitations/writings:
** Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, is offering a 6-week writing class for those who are interested in putting together their book manuscript and getting it ready to publish - plus new writing lessons and prompts. Instructor is Dr. Sue Brannan Walker, Poet Laureate of Alabama (2003 - 2012.) The class is on Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon through July 10. To register, call 251-342-0555.
** At 1 p.m. on June 18, The Reader's Choice Book Club will meet at West Regional Library to discuss "The Witch Elm: a Novel" by Tana French. A summary is as follows: Summary: This standalone novel has all the things readers love about the Dublin Murder Squad books--well developed characters, exquisite plotting, and deep explorations of human nature. For more information, call 251-494-2298.
** Bayside Book Club will meet Thursday, June 20, 6 p.m. at Parkway Branch Library to discuss "The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict. In the story, a beautiful woman escapes her Austrian arms-dealer husband to become Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr while hiding a secret double life as a Jewish scientist and sharing vital information about the Third Reich. For more information, call Betty Fowler at 251-494-2298.
** A Book Signing, hosted by Mobile Bookseller, 3990 Government Boulevard, is scheduled for Friday, June 21, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Those attending can "Meet and Greet" with Theola Bright, Nadine Johnson and Mary Palmer. There will be readings by the authors and light refreshments will be provided.
** Saturday, June 22nd, 1-3 p.m. at Semmes Regional Library, author Beth White will be on hand at a Meet & Greet and Book Signing. Her latest work is “A Reluctant Belle. “ Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.
Adult Summer Reading Challenge:
** Mobile Public Library recently began an Adult Summer Reading Challenge and readers were encouraged to "drop by your local branch to pick up a reading challenge log and sign up for a chance to win an iPad, dinner for two, and other treats!" Week 1 was Romance; Week 2 was Southern Fiction and this week, Week 3 is Mystery and Romance. A couple books of interest are "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie and "The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict.
* Savor the hops and savor the jazz. Mobile Jazz Club will be at Serda Brewing, 600 Government Street, on the third Wednesday of the month--June 19 and July 17 at 7 p.m. No cover.
* Salsa Night at The Steeple, 251 St. Francis Street~ A fundraiser benefiting the programs of Mobile Ballet ~ and a fun summer evening. Event is June 20, 2019, 6-0 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance at www.mobileballet.org or call 251-342-2241 or $50 at the door. Casual attire; age 21+. The program includes a Special Salsa Dance Performance by Mobile Ballet's Katia Garza and Israel Rodriguez, Cigar Bar by Havana Rey's, Catering by Bay Gourmet, Dancing to Roman Street and More.
* Mark Your Calendar for Sunday, June 23, 6-8 p.m. That's when Lisa Mills will be the performer at Sunday Sunset Concert on Dauphin Island's West End Beach. The monthly concerts celebrate
the natural beauty and the Island’s designation as the “Sunset Capital of Alabama.” The concert begins about 90 minutes before the sun goes down. Music and beach lovers are invited to bring lawn chairs, snacks, beverages and a laid back attitude to the West End Beach. Admission is only $5 per person with free admission for children 12 and younger. All proceeds benefit the Island’s Little Red School House project.
Runs, Walks, biking, cycling events and paddles:
** On June 25, Confederation of Leathernecks MC, Alabama Chapter is hosting Bike Night at Bobs Downtown Diner, 263 Saint Francis Street. This is our monthly bike night to raise funds for our charity, William F. Green State Veterans Home in Bay Minette, AL. Bike night is held the third Tuesday of each month from March through November. There will be a raffle, entertainment, beverages and food available. Raffle proceeds go to the veterans' home.
** "Sensational 60s" exhibit is open at the HIstory Museum of Mobile, 111 S Royal Street, Mobile. The exhibit explores fashion as an entry point to the politics and culture of our nation’s most turbulent decade. From bikinis named for an atomic testing site, to trousers contributing to burgeoning feminism, to mod materials inspired by the space race, the styles of the 1960s open up an exciting world of social and cultural revolutions.
** On Friday, June 21, 1-3 p.m., the public is invited to the History Museum of Mobile to meet Abby Kennedy, the author of "Goodnight Mobile." The author will read her book to the audience and then sign books. Children will then be invited to make a craft to take home, following story time. This session is appropriate for younger children ages 3-7. Authors will have books available for sale at this event. Staff from the Mobile Public Library will also present information on our local libraries. Call Curator of Education, Jennifer Theeck at (251) 301-0270 for more information or to make a reservation. Walk-ins are welcome. The cost of this event is included in the museum’s admission price.
** On Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ben May Main Library, 701 Government is holding a "Preserving Mobile's History Through Digitization: A DIY Workshop." The program begins at 9 a.m. in Bernheim Hall. At noon,, we will move to the Meeting Room for a lunch break, and from 1 - 3 p.m., we will have the digitization workshop in the Meeting Room. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 494-2172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Tuesdays through July 8, 2019, a 75th Anniversary D-Day Exhibit: D-Day through the Eyes of Two Men will be at Ben May Main Library. For more information, call 251-340-1458 or visit our website at mobilepubliclibrary.org.
** Mobile Creole Cultural and Historical Preservation Society's Second Saturday presents John Sledge on The Mobile River on Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. at Bernheim Hall, 701 Government Street, Mobile. All are invited to join the Creole Society and the Mobile Public Library, Local History and Genealogy Division as John Sledge discusses the life and history of this important and often overlooked waterways and the people who lived and traveled it.
Auto Shows and Events:
** Shine and Show at Grand Bay Watermelon Festival July 4th: Auto owners are invited to attend and "show off your ride: Antiques, Rat Rods, Motorcycles Show cars, and Show trucks." Shade parking is limited so get there when the gates open at 8 a.m. Voting will be 'Kid's Choice' (parents can help) for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies, and the Watermelon Festival Queen's Choice. Onsite registration only - $5 gate admission or purchase a Program on the 3rd for $5 and that can be used as gate admission.
** Save the Date: Grand Bay Fire Dept. Car & Truck Show, hosted by Grand Bay Fire District, is Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sunny South Raceway, 11380 Highway 90, Grand Bay. The show is open to any vehicle 2 wheels and up.
** Thursday Market at Lavretta Park, 200 Parkway West, is 3-6 p.m. through the end of July. Now there are more locally-produced, locally-made items to choose from. For more information, call William Amos, 251-
** Christ United Methodist Church, 6101 Grelot Road, has a Spring and Summer Market every Tuesday, 3-6 p.m.
** Market in the Park in downtown Mobile is Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.-noon at Cathedral Square Park, 300 Conti Street. Market in the Park features locally grown produce, homemade breads, jams, preserves, honey, and so on as well as crafts by local artisans and music. For more information, call 251-208-1550.
** West Mobile Community Market at The Core Community Coffee House, 7899 Cottage Hill Road, will be Sunday, June 23, 2019, noon-4 p.m. There will be a variety of local vendors specializing in baked goods, arts and crafts and other goods.
** "Yoga with the Cats!" hosted by Synergy Yoga & Pilates, 3152 Old Shell Road, Ste. 2, is Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9-10.15 a.m. Purrful balls of fur in a cool room are a true pleasure, regardless of the heat outside. Meet friendly cats & kittens from Project Purr at Synergy Yoga & Pilates. The cats will interact with attendees during this fun yoga class. Class drop in rate is $12; Seniors & students: $8. A portion of the proceeds goes to support Project Purr.
** Super Adoption Day with ARF, hosted by Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and Animal Rescue Foundation, is Saturday, July 13, 2019, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street. This is a Superpower Dog adoption event! The Exploreum has partnered with Animal Rescue Foundation in Theodore, Alabama (http://www.animalrescuemobile.org/) to help find forever homes for our furry friends.
** Rabies Shots + Nail Trims event at B&B Pet Stop, 5035 Cottage Hill Road, is Saturday, July 27. Rabies shots are $10; nail trims are $15.
** Raptor Road Show with Environmental Studies Center, hosted by Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and Environmental Studies Center, is Saturday, June 15, noon-12:45 at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street. Show starts promptly so plan to arrive early. Included in general admission and free to Exploreum members. IMAX (Superpower Dogs) additional cost. For more information, visit event website.
** PALS - Get Involved! Donate Today! PALS is a 501c3 non-profit all volunteer organization. The mission of PALS is to raise funds to support the Mobile County Animal Control Shelter (MCAS) for capital improvements to expand both facility accommodations and services. PALS provides fiscal support through solicitation of grants, donations and sponsorships and expend the funds for the purpose of capital and project purposes.
* On the first Monday of every month, except when Monday falls on a holiday, Chickasaw seniors meet at 7:30 for Early Bird Breakfast. In addition to enjoying a full breakfast for just $3, the group also look forward to conversation with each other and an update on community activities and events.
* Touching Hearts Senior Care meets the 4th Tuesday of every month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Spot of Tea, 310 Dauphin Street. There is a new public speaker on topics of interest every month. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 251-445-4204.
* A Watercolor Class with Mary Rodning is scheduled for Monday, June 17, 9 a.m. at Semmes Senior Center, 9635 Moffett Road. The subject is "American Lotus."
* On July 11th, 9 a.m., Connie Hudson Senior Center and Mobile Regional Senior Center Foundation present a Celebration Billiard Tournament (on the new tables.) There will be an honorary break by Mobile County Com. Jerry Carl. The Senior Center is at 3201 Hillcrest Road; the phone number is 251-208-6701.
4th of July:
* The City of Semmes is hosting an Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m. at Mary G Montgomery High School Stadium. The public is invited to "Come see some entertainment and enjoy fireworks!"
* The morning seems to be the most popular time for people to shop at Mobile Botanical Gardens MarketPlace (understandably!) so the following days and hours will be observed: FRIDAYS & Saturdays 9 a.m.- noon. MGG is at 5151 Museum Drive.
* Mobile Botanical Gardens notes that "We’ve begun moving the Japanese Maple Collection from Maarten van der Giessen to the the new Magnolia Hill complex at the Mobile Botanical Gardens. Members will have a chance to see the collection at our membership party on June 29th for our 2019/20 members. Join or renew your membership and come enjoy the party!"
* "Wonderful Wednesday: Attracting Pollinators to the Garden" at Bellingrath Gardens and Home is Wednesday, June 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Gardens, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore. Limited Capacity. pollinators are experiencing a serious decline across the country. Jack LeCroy, an Urban Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, will give an overview of best practices to attract and protect bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Questions are encouraged.
** Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival and Market, presented by Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom, is Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Robert L. Hope Community Center, 850 Edwards Street, Mobile. The public is invited to the Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival and Market. Come witness performances by: Babalawo Fasola Odunade & Egbe Orisa Ifa Temple Drumline. The Chakra Dance Theater of New Orleans. J. Simon, Yo Jonesy, Entrigue, The C-City Ryderz and more
Community needs/voluneers needed:
** Habitat for Humanity is in great need of volunteers in the west Mobile area. Call or email volunteer coordinator Kayla Strauss at 251-476-7171 ext 231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Volunteer Kickoff at by Alabama Contemporary Art Center is Monday, June 17, 2019, 4-5 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering with Alabama Contemporary, check out the volunteer kickoff event for a behind-the-scenes tour of the new exhibition, Urban Wild, led by curator, elizabet elliott (plus also snacks.) Learn about the artists, the art, and all of the background work that goes into an exhibition, meet other local art enthusiasts and get all the details on how you can support our upcoming programs. More information about the volunteer program and a brief application can be found on website https://www.alabamacontemporary.org/about/volunteer/ The event is free and open to everyone.
** The City of Semmes Fire and Rescue Unit is sponsoring a Boston Butt Sale for Andrew Tart. Andrew is 14 years old and in the 8th grade at Semmes Middle School. Andrew. He was critically injured in a motorcycle accident on May 21,2019. He has a severe contusion on his spine in his T-10 area of his spinal cord. Whether he walks again or not, his family has a long journey ahead of them. The $35 tickets will be available from Hickory Pit Too, Southern Fitness, Circle T Designs and Tillman's Barber Shop. Pick up is June 27-28 starting at noon at 9010 Forest Street (Fire Training Center.)
Congratulations/Thank You/Good job/How Nice:
** Congratulations, Donald Weiss, May Billiards Champion at Connie Hudson Senior Center.
** The Lions Club of Saraland recently made a contribution to Satsuma Art Guild in support of the Paints for Patriots program. Members of the Guild teach painting as therapy for veterans in Mobile and Biloxi.
** Recently, Satsuma Public Library received a special gift: Irma Boutwell (Sunshine the Clown) donated a painting of the children's book, “Quick as a Cricket,” written by Audrey Wood and illustrated by Don Wood. Library Director Tiphani Clearman sends a "Thank You, Irma. You are what we love about Satsuma!"
** Congratulations to Satsuma-Saraland-Chickasaw Community Ed scholarship winners Jessica Liu, Sharon Sawyer, Ashley Lankford and Kendal Hardy, Essay winners were Amber Giles, Mia Kieffer and Sol Lopez.
School Supplies Drives:
** The School Supply & Book Bag Kick Off at SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce was June 1st. Check SWMCC newsletter online for a list of needed items and opportunities for sponsorship. Items should be turned in by July 19 to the Chamber office, Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Drive.
* Summer camps at the Exploreum Science Center are a great way to keep budding young minds engaged all summer long. The camps are extensive in subject matter and cater to grades Pre-K4 through 8th grade. Camps kicked off on May 27, 2019. Go to http://www.exploreum.com/education/camps/ for more information or to register online. For issues with online registration please contact Haley Freeman at email@example.com or call 1-251-208-6818.
* Mobile Ballet 2019 Summer Camps offers classes in ballet, crafts, storytime and performance (June and July.) For information, go to www.mobileballet.org or call 251-342-2241.
* Check it out! The June and July Summer Maritime Academies at GulfQuest, 155 S Water Street, features activities related to different themes and will be taught in the museum's classrooms. The curriculum for each Academy has strong STEM components, mixed in with art, music, and fun!
* Boys and Girls Clubs Enrichment Program starts began June 3rd. For details, go to www.bgcsouthal.org/summer
* Baker F.A.M.E. Academy Summer Theatre Camp is June 24-June 28 at Baker High School. Classes are from 8 a.m.-noon and are for children in grades K-6th. For information, visit https://docs.google.com/…/1F2-VX0TGwBaMndzpHHxhhRuqufKeiE30…
* Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 US Highway 90, Grand Bay, Alabama will be the place for Summer 2019 Children's Program--Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon, the program will offer themed activities.
* Art Blast Summer Art Camp at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, is June 10 - July 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration is now open! With classes for 4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds and 12 and up, there is truly something for everyone in the wide variety of art offered throughout the summer. Ceramics, painting, and drawing in all styles inspire students to energize their creativity, while learning about elements of art and art history. For more information, visit mobilemuseumofart.
* Summer Camp is June 17-26 at Alabama Contemporary Art Center, 301 Conti Street. For more information, or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* June 24-June 28, starting at 8:30 a.m., GulfQuest, 155 Water Street, is offering the 2019 Summer Maritime Academy, "Surfin'Safari." Our experienced team of educators are looking forward to welcoming rising 1st-6th graders for the fun and exciting Academy dates listed below! The curriculum for each Academy has strong STEM components, mixed in with art, music, and fun! Choose one, two or all three weeks to attend! Academies start at 8:30 and end at 3:00 each day. Visit the website for more details and to register, or email Amy Raley at email@example.com.
* On July 15-July 19 and July 22-July 26, Lifelines Counseling Services is offering "Children Safety Camp" at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 4051 Old Shell Road. This camp for children ages 5 - 12 years of age will be taking place this summer. (This event is open to the general public not just students of SPS.) The Children's Safety Camp is Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.lifelinesmobile.org/lifelines-counseling-services-childrens-safety-camp-july-2019/ Sign up soon--only 24 spots available per class and both have sign-ups already.
* Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council Youth Art Camp will be held at the Art Gallery, 918 Bienville Boulevard, on July 29, 30 and 31. The Art Camp is offered free of charge to children in Kindergarten -- Grade 5 (as of the upcoming school year.) Class times for grades 2-5 are 9:30-11:30 a.m.; for Kindergarten and Grade 1, 1-2:30 p.m. To reserve a space, register in person at the Art Gallery, Thursday-Sunday or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is very limited.
Library Summer Programs (WEEKLY):
** (Weekly) Week 4: Chickasaw Library Summer Reading Program for children aged 12 and younger is June 22, when readers can enjoy "Storytime with the Wizard of Oz" (2-3 p.m.) The Chickasaw Civic Center/Library is at 224 Grant Street. The Summer Motto is "You don't have to travel to outer space to see the Universe."--just click your heels three times and say, "There's no place like the library," and you might find yourself "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
* (Week 3) Mobile Public Library Summer Reading Program, June 17-June 20 features Kit Killingsworth, the Bubble Lady, who will take children on a magical bubble-filled ride through the galaxy in MPL's very own Bubble Space Ship and enjoy science, comedy and, of course, thousands of bubbles. The schedule is as follows: Monday, June 17, 10:30 a.m., Saraland Library; 1 p.m., Semmes Regional Library and 3 p.m., Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library--Tuesday, June 18, 11 a.m., West Regional Library and 2 p.m., Theodore Oaks Branch--Wednesday, June 19. 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Ben May Main Library and, at 3 p.m., Parkway Branch--Thursday, June 20, 10 a.m., Trinity Gardens Community Library; and at 1 and 2:30 p.m. at Virginia Dillard Smith/Toulminville Branch.
* (Weekly) Teen Art Space at Semmes Regional Library, 9150 Moffett Road is 2-4 p.m. Children aged 8-14 are encouraged to join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. For more information, call 251-494-4870 or email email@example.com.
* (Weekly) "Summer Boredom Buster" at Saraland Public Library begins on Tuesday, 3 p.m. Children of all ages: Are you looking for something fun to do on Tuesdays this summer? Come have fun creating Alien Spaceships, Moon Rocks and so much more. For more information, call 251-675-2879.
* (Weekly) Satsuma Public Library's Summer Reading Program, entitled "Alabama has a Universe of Stories" will be on 2-3 p.m. on Wednesdays in June. The program is for children 3 years old-6th grade. Satsuma Library's Summer Art Program for children will be 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays in July. July 10 and 17 will be for children 8-12 years old. July 24-31 is for those 13-16 years old. To register, stop by the library or call 251-679-0700.
** (Weekly) Art and Rhyme Wiggle Time Story Time at Ben May Public Library is 10:30-11:30 a.m.. Children aged 18 months through 3 years can enjoy simple stories and music that introduce the sounds and rhythms of language and play little learner. There'll be a wiggle, rhyme, read and sing, active story time – and a craft too. For more information, call the children’s department at 251-340-1507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This activity will continue Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. through July 20.
** (Week 3) Grand Bay Summer Children's Program will be on Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon during June and July. Cost is $5 per child; lunch is free. The weekly events will be at Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 Highway 90. Each session will carry a different theme. June 19 is about Emergency Services There will still be activities for younger children as well. For information, call Diana Ankney, 251-865-4010:
** (Week 3) Week 3 of the Bayou La Batre Summer Reading Program is a "Summer Reading Extravaganza!" The event is Wednesday, June 19, 9:30-11 a.m. at Bayou La Batre Public Library/Community Center, 12747 Padgett Switch Road. Each week, children can enjoy a fun, free and fascinating program, and this week, there'll be a fun, fire-themed puppet show and a chance for little readers to climb on a real Bayou La Batre Fire Track. There will be free books and other prizes so make sure to register so there is enough to go around. And courtesy of Goodwill Easter seals, there'll be crafts and a snack. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyxyXVf-E4FQVGUeN0dpKhTgtlvKvKq-NFxurCZdH1AxUc-w/viewform?usp=sf_link
** Hands-on History Workshop Series, hosted by History Museum of Mobile, 111 S Royal Street, will run four Tuesdays in July--the 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th at 10 a.m. These Hands-on History Workshops are for children aged 11-14. Choose one or come to all! Each workshop costs $15 for the first child and each additional child will receive a $5 discount per workshop. Events are FREE with a Family Membership. Visit bit.ly/HMMHandsOn for event flyer. Featured are July 9: Oral History; July 16: 1960s Music; July 23: 1960s Art; and July 30: Discover Artifacts. For more information, contact Curator of Education, Jennifer Theeck at email@example.com.
** Mobile County 2019 4-H Clover Day Camps--Two days remaining: July 9, Candy Bouquets and Flower Arrangement, and July 16, Pies. The Tuesday classes run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Jon Archer Ag Center. The camp is open to ages 9-18 (limit of 20 per camp.) Registration fee for each class is $15. Registration closes one week prior to each camp. For more information, call 251-574-8445.
** Save the Date! Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure.will play, live on stage, at the Mobile Civic Center on Tuesday, September 24, 6 p.m. and Wednesday, September 25, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who’s all ears…Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!
PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” follows the first live show PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” now in its fourth season. PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” includes two acts and an intermission, and incorporates an innovative costume approach to help bring the pups to life on stage. The performance is interactive, encouraging audiences to learn pirate catchphrases, dance the pirate boogie and help the pups follow the treasure map and solve picture puzzles during their mission! Tickets start at $22 and can be purchased at the Mobile Civic Center and Saenger Theatre Box Offices. Additional fees and special offers may apply. A limited number of V.I.P. (Very Important Pup) Packages are available, starting at $110. Package features premium show seating, a commemorative lanyard, and an after-show Meet & Greet with PAW Patrol Live! walk-around characters.
A Book Signing, hosted by Mobile Bookseller, 3990 Government Boulevard, is scheduled for Friday, June 21, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Those attending can "Meet and Greet" with Theola Bright, Nadine Johnson and Mary Palmer. There will be readings by the authors and light refreshments will be provided.
Tinker Tuesday on June 18, 4-5 p.m. at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library lets children Design & Create Space Bath Bombs. For more information,call 251-494-4140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On June 25, Confederation of Leathernecks MC, Alabama Chapter is hosting Bike Night at Bobs Downtown Diner, 263 Saint Francis Street. This is our monthly bike night to raise funds for our charity, William F. Green State Veterans Home in Bay Minette, AL. Bike night is held the third Tuesday of each month from March through November. There will be a raffle, entertainment, beverages and food available. Raffle proceeds go to the veterans' home.
June 18 at 3 p.m., children of all ages can participate in "Summer Boredom Buster, at Saraland Public Library. They can create Alien Spaceships, Moon Rocks and so much more For more information, call 251-675-2879.
Mobile Public Library recently began an Adult Summer Reading Challenge and readers were encouraged to "drop by your local branch to pick up a reading challenge log and sign up for a chance to win an iPad, dinner for two, and other treats!"
Week 1 was Romance, and according to the Romance Writers of America, "Two basic elements comprise every romance novel: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying and optimistic ending." A few books to consider were Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones.
Week 2 was Southern Fiction--There's just something about the South...There's a rich literary history of books about living or growing up in the South: Mark Twain, Harper Lee, and Tennessee Williams, just to name a few. A couple to consider were Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg; Always Charlie by Margaret P. Cunningham and Cemetery Road by Greg Iles.
This week, Week 3, (perhaps you can read fast and catch up on the first two weeks) is Mystery and Romance, which runs the gamut from gory high action thrillers to cozy mysteries set in quirky small towns, the common thread being the kind of storytelling that demands you keep reading to figure out what happened and what happens next. A couple of interest are "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie and "The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict.
Watch for Week 4.
Bayside Book Club will meet Thursday, June 20, 6 p.m. at Parkway Branch Library to discuss "The Only Woman in the Room"
Bayside Book Club will meet Thursday, June 20, 6 p.m. at Parkway Branch Library to discuss "The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict. In the story, a beautiful woman escapes her Austrian arms-dealer husband to become Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr while hiding a secret double life as a Jewish scientist and sharing vital information about the Third Reich. For more information, call Betty Fowler at 251-494-2298.
Mark your calendar! Save the date! Children are invited to "Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world's most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood... get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!"
Those attending can learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby's magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita. Anything's possible when everyone who shares something in common gets together. The shows at Mobile Civic Center are Saturday, November 2, 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, November 3 at 2 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 251.208.7906) or the Saenger Theatre Box Office (6 South Joachim Street; open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 251.208.5600). For information regarding accessible seating tickets, call 251.208.7906. Additional fees, service charges, and/or taxed may be added to ticket prices. All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
On June 18, 2-4 p.m. in the Teen Art Space at Semmes Public Library, artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters will explore different art forms and help those 8-14 years old create unique pieces of art. For more information, call 251-494-4870 or email email@example.com.
The City of Mobile Fire-Rescue is presenting "Friday at the Firehouse" this summer on Friday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m. through August 30th. The June 21 open house is at the Toulminville station, 2062, MLK Jr. Avenue. The remaining dates are July 5, HH Edwards, 2525 Hillcrest Road; July 19, Crichton, 200 Davenport Avenue; August 2, Berger, 7050 Old Military Road; August 16, Public Safety Complex, 8080 Airport Boulevard and August 30, 4710 Airport Boulevard.
On June 18, 1 p.m., Movie Time with Mr. Butch presents "The BFG." In it, an orphan meets a "big friendly giant," and together they explore a magical world and collect dreams. Later, the pair try to warn the Queen of England about the threat posed by the other giants, who, unlike the vegetarian BFG, eat children. The film runs 117 minutes and is rated PG. It will be at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library. For more information, call 251-470-7770.