On Friday, April 5, 6-8 p.m., Marnée's Studio, 2353 Airport Boulevard and Animal Rescue Foundation, are hosting a "Paint Your Pet for ARF!" event.
The fundraiser is for Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)! a no-kill non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting the welfare and humane treatment of animals through rescue, fostering and placement.
Space is limited, so don't miss out.
Details: *$40/person for 1 pet on 1 canvas OR $50/person for 2 pets on 1 canvas (includes supplies and instruction; BYOB and food optional); *MUST REGISTER BY PAYING ONLINE BY APRIL 2ND; *You must also email a clear picture of the pet or animal you'd like to paint to email@example.com by April 2nd; *If you would like to do 2 pets on 1 canvas, that is possible (please send a clear pic of both animals to the email above) but due to increased difficulty and paint time there will be a $10 fee for canvases with 2 pets ($50 vs $40); *We will sketch your pet on the canvas beforehand and guide you through creating your very own pet portrait; *Cancellations: must provide at least 72 hours notice for a refund. Tickets are at marneestudio.com.
ARF swag will be available for purchase and a portion of all Sudara sales will also benefit the organization. For the love of animals in need, come paint at Marnee's Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-206-5587 for any questions
EGGStravaganza! Family Fun from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on April 30th at Ben May Main Library. Children are invited to join the search for the “prize” egg, create an art project and meet the Easter Bunny. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 251-340-1507 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m, is the 16th Annual Semmes Heritage Day at Semmes Heritage Park, 3851 Wulff Road. The day will be filled with family-friendly activities and events--City of Semmes Arbor Day Tree Giveaway, carriage rides, a Vintage Fashion Show, lunches at $5 a plate donation, and exhibits and demonstrations. Arts and Crafts Vendors are encouraged to participate. For information, call 251-604-6160.
Spring Fling Adoption Event & Fundraiser, hosted by Animal Rescue Foundation and Serda Brewing Co., is Saturday, March 30, 2019, noon-3 p.m. at Serda Brewing Co., 600 Government Street. The Spring fun event is a fundraiser for ARF, who will lots of lovable animals up for adoption. Pet lovers: Come meet your new best friend. This family-friendly event gives visitors a chance to mingle with rescues and find the perfect match. Plus, $1 from every drink sold will be donated to ARF. The brewery is dog friendly so grab your two and four-legged friends to enjoy a Spring day to benefit ARF!
2nd Annual Little Angel Run & Kids' Festival, hosted by Little Angels, Inc., is Sunday, March 31, 2019, 1-7 p.m. at The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road N, Mobile. A Tentative Schedule is as follows: 1:00 PM - Race/Run Registration; 2:00 PM - 5K Run; 2:30 PM - 1K Stroller Fun Walk; 3:00 PM - FREE Kids' Festival begins with a lot of fun surprises; 5:00 PM - Diapers On The Runway Fashion Show.
Galas, Fun and Fundraisers, Cook-Offs, Special Events:
* Mobile VA Clinic Ribbon Cutting is Monday, March 18, 11 a.m., 4444 Demetropolis Road. Everyone is invited.
* Queens with Dreams Meet and Greet is Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 5-6:30 p.m. at Heron Lakes Country Club, 3851 Government Boulevard. Come as early at 5 p.m.; a presentation will be 6-6:30 p.m. To find out more about the Queens with Dreams visit www.queenswithdreams.com.
* "Hitting the Runway for our Veterans," a Charity Fashion Show produced by Cosmopolitan Woman's Club of Mobile to benefit Veterans Recovery Resources, is Thursday, March 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Heron Lakes Country Club, 3851 Government Boulevard. Tickets are available at www.exaltemagazine.com. They are $30 for one or 2 for $50 and the event includes Lunch, Silent Auction, Fashion Show and more. Donations, Sponsorships and Vendors, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
* The Dauphin Island Veterans Association (DIVA) will hold its Annual Benefit Chili Cook-off on Saturday, March 23 (Rain Date: March 30) at noon at the Pelican Pub west parking area, 1102 DeSoto Avenue. Team members who would like to participate may obtain entry forms at the Pelican Pub. The teams should consist of no more than three members, have an appropriate name and must prepare their chili on-site (participants may prep ingredients off-site). Teams should prepare at least three gallons of chili to distribute to "tasters" attending the event. Registration fee is $20.00 per team ($15.00 if paid by March 10). Mail check/money order to DIVA, P.O. Box 1058, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528 or give the completed registration form and payment to the on-duty Pelican Pub bartender. Call 861-7180 (Pub) or Dave Connolly (861-3054) for additional information/questions. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place teams. A donation of $5 per taster is respectfully requested by DIVA. Note: The next DIVA Memorial Wall ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 27 at 11 AM at Water Tower Plaza. At that time, the name of US Army veteran Claude (John) Gaspard, Sr. will be added to the Memorial Wall. Mr. Gaspard was born on May 29, 1931, passed on March 16, 2018 and served active duty during the Korean War.
* The 5th Annual Downtown Cajun Cook-Off is Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cathedral Square, 300 Conti Street, Mobile. Visitors can enjoy tasting delicious eats from 20+ competitive teams, live music, cold drinks, games, giveaways. Proceeds from the event benefit the Child Advocacy Center. The cost is $10 per ticket at the CAC, both Arrow Exterminating locations in Mobile and Baldwin County, Mellow Mushroom Midtown and Mellow Mushroom Old Shell Road. Ticket Prices will be $15 on the day of the event. Ticket Cost online is $13; if you cannot attend, consider making a donation to the event. *Children 6 and younger can attend free with a Paid ticket - *No pets please*
* Saltwater Finaddicts Fishing Tournament and Benefit in memory of Officer Sean Tuder is Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m. at American Legion, 10950 Dauphin Island Parkway. For information, go to www.fishingchaos.com.
* ARC Second Annual Vegan Chili Cook-off, hosted by ARC -Awakening Respect and Compassion for all sentient beings and Serda Brewing Co., is Saturday, March 23, 3-5 p.m. at Serda Brewing Co., 600 Government Street. Tickets to enter the competition are $10 and can be pre-purchased at the website www.arcforallbeings.org or www.southernvegan.org. Tickets for judges (everyone not entering competition), are $15, and can be purchased on-line or at the door.
* Dauphin Island Baptist Church is hosting a variety of activities during the month of March and everyone is invited to join in on the fun and fellowship. Included on March 24 is Community Potluck Lunch at 12:15 p.m. Bring a dish or two--the church will provide the drinks.
* Women's Resource Center Gala is Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 5-8 p.m. at Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, 1 S Water Street. This year's speaker is the New York Times bestselling author, Mo Isom. For sponsor and ticket information call 251-473-4000 or reserve your seat at https://secure.ministrysync.com/ministrysync/event/?e=15449.
* SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce's First Responder Day is Wednesday, March 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Everyone is invited to this annual event to honor and thank our first responders. Our community will band together in appreciation to provide food, entertainmen, and door prizes and gift bags filled with items from local businesses. RSVP at 251-666-2488. Businesses, take note: The Chamber of Commerce would like to have more sponsors and door prizes, as well as items for swag bags. Check with Tina Poiroux, 251-666-2488, to see how you can help.
* The 10th Annual "Little Black Dress" event to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile is Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Fort Whiting, Mobile. The event includes Little Black Dress cocktail party and runway show. General admission tickets are available for $100 per person with balcony seating available. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. ·
* Inaugural Lemon Face Gala, hosted by Aubreigh's Army and GulfQuest, is Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6-9 p.m. at GulfQuest, 155 S Water Street. This Gala will include both silent and live auctions and an exciting program to showcase important developments in DIPG research. Dr. Kathy Warren from the National Institute of Health in Bethesda,Maryland will to speak at the event on the research she is doing to fight DIPG. Dr. Felicia Wilson, pediatric oncologist and hematologist with USA Health System will also speak at this event. Tickets include entry to the gala, dinner and drinks. Dress is cocktail attire. Buy tickets at https://lemonfacegala.eventbrite.com
* Women's History Luncheon & Forum, hosted by Women's Business Alliance and Southern View Media, is Thursday, March 28, 2019, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Women's Business Alliance, 413 Azalea Road, Ste F, Mobile. The Women’s Business Alliance is hosting its annual Women’s History Luncheon & Forum with this year's Women’s History National Theme being “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence--women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society." The meeting is Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.in downtown Mobile at the Azalea Manor. This year's Keynote Speaker will be Cynthia Tucker with a performance by world renowned opera star, Lynn Campbell. There will be several prestigious guest speakers, vendor booths, door prizes, a catered lunch and MORE. Tickets are $50 each; vendor booths are $75 and a reserved Table for 8 is $450.
* The American Cancer Society "2019 Chili Cook-Off" is Saturday, March 30 at Mardi Gras Park. The Cook-Off is a four-hour fun-filled day of great food and live entertainment where teams compete to find out who can cook-up the best chili in the community--and there are chances to win fabulous prizes. Each team must sell 75 tickets at $10 each. Proceeds from the event will be used for local educational programs to teach the importance of early detection and prevention; patient services such as transportation; and lifesaving research."
* The 5th Annual Jag-Gals Southern Belle Brunch and Bingo is March 30 at Mobile Carnival Museum, 355 Government Street. Tickets are at https://giving.usajaguars/SBBB19 OR 251-461-1366.
* The Urban Emporium's 2nd Annual Barefoot Ball at Cathedral Square is Friday, April 5, 7-10 p.m. Event is hosted by Urban Emporium and Downtown Mobile Alliance. Dress to be photographed, but come ready to kick off your shoes and dance to the beats of DJ Braxton Clarke. Enjoy the grilled cheese bar, and curated activities, including personalized haiku, henna tattoos, musical chairs and a photo booth. VIP tickets include champagne and more! Best part? This party is for a good cause! Proceeds from the Barefoot Ball go directly to Urban Emporium, Mobile’s retail incubator. For tickets, https://www.evensi.us/2nd-annual-barefoot-ball-cathedral-square-mobile-alabama/289753603
* Fun for Philanthropy "Rising to Serve Others," presented by Assistance League of Mobile, is Tuesday, April 9th 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The event includes a Seated Luncheon, Silent Auction and Special Presentation by Patrica Barnes "Sister Schubert." Tickets are $65 each. Get location and more information from a member.
* The Griot Award Gala honoring Robert Brazile and hosted by the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile is Friday, April 12, 2019, 6-9 p.m. at History Museum of Mobile, 111 S Royal Street. The public is invited to celebrate 2019 Griot Award Recipent, Hall of Fame NFL Linebacker, Prichard-Whistler native and teacher, Robert Brazile. A ticket/tax-deductible donation of $65 per person is available for purchase online (www.dffaaht.org), in person or by mail at Friends of the African-American Heritage Trail, P.O. Box 40926, Mobile, AL 36640. Reserved tables of 10 are available. The event includes Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Drinks and Live Entertainment.
* The Mobile Police Department’s Fourth Annual Chili Cook-Off is rescheduled for April 13, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cathedral Square in Downtown Mobile, 300 Conti Street. Teams of police officers will compete against each other with their best chili recipes. Then attendees will cast their vote for the police team that they think has the best tasting chili. The winning team receives a trophy. Tickets are $5 per person, and free for children 5 and under. Tickets can be purchased at police headquarters (2460 Government Blvd.), MPD Crime Prevention (2407 Airport Blvd.), or at the Downtown Mobile Alliance (261 Dauphin Street) Proceeds benefit the Mobile Law Enforcement Foundation and MPD Crime Prevention Unit. For more information, call 251-208-1924.
* Parkway People One Meal Benefit Crawfish Boil is April 20, 1 p.m. at Elks Lodge 108, 2671 Dauphin Island Parkway. Cost is $25 for All You Can Eat and one tee-shirt. One Meal feeds downtown homeless and hungry a meal every Sunday at 4 p.m.
* On April 20, 2-5 p.m., AMF Skyline Lanes Mobile, 4120 Government Boulevard, is hosting "Strike Out Cancer" to benefit American Cancer Society. The tournament starts at 2 p.m., but bowlers are encouraged to come early to register. The event is fun and open to ALL ages. For information, Pam Banker at 251-344-9858.
* 10th Annual Crawfish in the Courtyard at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street, is Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6-8 p.m. Admission to Crawfish in the Courtyard information and online ticket sales are coming soon. A finite number of tickets will be sold to ensure sufficient feasting by attendees. Admission includes • All you can eat crawfish, • Adult beverages, • Live music, • Silent Auction & Raffle • FREE parking options include the lot across from Fort Conde on Royal Street, Water Street lot by Cooper Riverside Park, and very limited parking around Mardi Gras Park. *This is a 21 and older event.
* "ACF Night at the Hank," hosted by Alabama Coastal Foundation, is Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:35-9 p.m. Those attending can enjoy a summer evening watching the Mobile BayBears vs the Mississippi Braves at the Hank Aaron Stadium. Tickets are $10 and available on ACF website on our donate page under "Events, Fees and Workshops" https://www.joinacf.org/donate. Tickets will be available for pick up at the gate The seats are in section 106, right behind home plate (Thursday nights have drink specials.) A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Alabama Coastal Foundation's efforts to improve and protect Alabama's coastal environment.
* Mark your Calendar and Make Your Plans: The Semmes Chamber of Commerce is hosting "The Heavenly Hog Throwdown" Friday, April 26, 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. at Loblolly Farm, 9930 Stone Road, Semmes. This event will be a BBQ Competition for competitors from around the State. In addition to BBQ plates and BBQ Tasting, the activities will include craft vendors, local bands, children's attractions, food vendors and other events. For more information, including sponsorships, vendor and competitor applications, call Donna Brooks, 251-660-4808.
* "Art & Paddle Peninsula Style," a day of music, poetry, children's events and a kayaking experience is planned by The Peninsula of Mobile, Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at McNally Park, 4380 Park Road, Mobile. Proceeds will benefit implementation of the community’s Master Plan for redevelopment of Mobile’s only coastal community. View the plan by visiting https://thepeninsulaofmobile.org/our-projects/corridor-master-plan-2/
* The public is invited to Ft. Gaines Historic Site, Dauphin Island April 27-28 to celebrate the upcoming 155th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, sponsored by the 6th Alabama Cavalry and the Alabama Division of Re-enactors. A mock Battle of Mobile Bay will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday with a Surrender Ceremony at 330 p.m. A Tactical will get underway at 1 p.m.on Sunday. Battle times are subject to change. For more information, call 251-861-6992. (Photo Battle of Mobile Bay, by Louis Prang at left foreground is the CSS Tennessee; at the right the USN Tecumseh is sinking)
* Taco Takedown, hosted by Mobile Arts Council, is Sunday, April 28, 2019, noon-3:30 p.m. at Mobile Arts Council, 318 Dauphin Street. Mobile. The Mobile Arts Council (MAC) is planning Mobile’s first-ever Taco Takedown –a day filled with tacos, tequila, talent and tons of fun. For the love of tacos and a good time, this new event will highlight local food vendors for their unique take on the versatile taco. Entertainment and live music will be provided. (Ticket prices coming soon.)
* SAVE THE DATE: Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation's "Cocktails with the Critters" is Thursday, Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6-9 p.m. at the Bluegill Restaurant, 3775 Battleship Parkway. This is the 14th Annual CWC fundraiser for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation. The event will include a silent auction, live music, hors d'oevres and beer and wine. Tickets available online at sealabfoundation.org
* MARK YOUR CALENDAR: "Local Goodness," presented by USA Children's & Women's Hospital and USA Health Strada Patient Care Center, is Sunday, May 5, 2019, 4-7 p.m. at USA Children's & Women's Hospital, 1700 Center Street. Local Goodness, a unique farm-to-table event, pays tribute to local cuisine, art and music while raising awareness and support for our mission of providing the highest quality healthcare for the children and women in this region. Tickets are $150 at giving.usahealthsystem.com. For more info at www.usahealthsystem.com/events/local-goodness
Events for Children/Teens/Families:
* (Continuing) "Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition: 50 Works, 50 Years, 50 Reasons" is continuing through Monday, March 25 at Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street. The Exhibition is a retrospective of original works sure to delight children and adults alike. The author and illustrator of more than 50 children’s books, Sendak is best known for the 1963 children’s classic, "Where the Wild Things Are." . For more information, call 251-208-7097 or visit website at mobilepubliclibrary.org.
* At the Exploreum: Little Discoveries is a weekly programming series in the Wharf of Wonder for children six and under. These lessons will fuse science, technology, engineering and math, with creativity, art and reading. Each session will begin with a story reading that will serve as the launching pad for the day's hands-on activities. All supplies for projects are included with the price of admission or membership. For more information, contact Mr. Wayne McNeil at email@example.com or 251-208-6875.
* At the Exploreum: "Little Studio" is a new early childhood program at the Exploreum, and will explore the intersections between Art, Creativity, and Science. This biweekly program launches on Tuesday, March 12th at 3 p.m. All supplies for projects are included with the price of admission or membership. Dress appropriately for art making! Projects will include color study, painting, drawing, and science based art projects. For more information, contact Mr. Wayne McNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-208-6875.
* There is a new program at Satsuma Public Library: Future Entrepreneurs--Helping teens build the future of their dreams through career exploration and skill development. The program is for teens in 7-12 grade; they will meet after school on Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. Students will work with library staff on upcoming projects and events, and will also have the opportunity to meet with special guests from various career fields who come and share their experience.
* On March 19, 4-5 p.m., children attending "Tinker Tuesday" at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library, can design and create their own beautiful Gold Nuggets. For more information, call 251-494-4140 or email email@example.com.
* 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center presents "Story Time: In a Nutshell" on Tuesday, March 19, 10-11 a.m. at the Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard. 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," by Joseph Anthony is a tale about life. The story is followed by arts and crafts. The event is planned 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.
* Dr. Seuss Story Time Special at Satsuma Public Library is Tuesday, March 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Don't miss out on hearing some favorite Dr. Seuss books--and prizes.
* "Third Thursday at the Park" at Tanner Williams Community Park, 13001 Tanner Williams Road, is Thursday, March 21, 2019, 5-7 p.m. Have a fun evening in the park with food trucks and story time. Yellowhammer and the Hotdoggery food trucks will be serving delicious food and beverages. Mrs.Lowell will have story time at 5:30 p.m.under the tree. Handprint tiles will available for $20.
* The How-to-Workshop for Artists Who Can’t Draw, Ages 10 and older, Saturday, March 23, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street. Children are invited to join Steven Moore, illustrator and author of The How to Book for Artists Who Can’t Draw for a fun and easy to follow workshop. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 251-340-1507. For more information on the Illustrator and his book go to grimtrojan.com/tips_page.htm.
* The 46th Annual Grand Bay Watermelon Festival Queens Pageant will be held on Saturday, May 18th, with practice on Friday, May 17th. There are now 6 age categories, from age 4 (by July 4th) through age 18. Watermelon Festival Queens not only represent the Grand Bay Watermelon Festival on July 3rd and 4th, but also represent Grand Bay at other local events throughout the year. This is a wonderful opportunity for these young ladies to learn to be ambassadors for Grand Bay. After they graduate high school, they can go on to compete for the Alabama Watermelon Queen, which can include scholarships for college. Applications and other information is at http://grandbaywatermelonfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-Queens-Pageant-Application.pdf
* Semmes Senior Center, 9635 Moffett Road, is having a Pot Luck Lunch at 11:30 a.m., March 21. Be sure to sign up.
* Chickasaw Senior Adult March Mystery Outing is Thursday, March 21. The van will depart the Civic Center at 8:30 a.m. and return around 2:30 p.m. Cost of the trip is $20. Call 251-452-6462 to register.
* (Continuing) The Artful Garden Gallery & Gifts at Mobile Botanical Gardens regular weekday hours (W-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
* Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m.-noon is the GRAND OPENING of the Chickasaw Farmer's Market at Miller's Park. Look for fresh produce and hand-crafted items. Those interested in being a vendor, go to https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScwnoPeZ_b1pM8e5…/viewform…
* Keep Saraland Beautiful will present a "Spring Gardening Workshop" on Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. at Saraland Chamber of Commerce, 939 Highway 43 South (behind Ming's Restaurant.) Speaker will be Jack Lecroy, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. Come early--space is limited. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.
* "Azalea Bloom Out" at Bellingrath Gardens & Home continues through March 31. For precise times of the Azalea Bloom Out, check Azalea Watch on bellingrath.org,
* The Town of Dauphin Island is sponsoring the Spring Plant Sale/Give-Away on Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.-noon in front of Green Park. Multiple vendors will be on site selling a variety of trees, flowering plants, shrubs, sea oats and more. Local Master Gardeners will also be on hand with important information to make sure your plants survive. Dauphin Island residents and property owners will be able to take home free plants on a first come-first served basis.
* Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon, Alabama Animal Control Association is hosting a Rabies Clinic at 7665 Howells Ferry Road. All rabies clinic shots are $10, payable in cash.
* The 2019 Festival of Flowers will be held at the Providence Hospital campus March 21-24. For festival hours and ticket information, visit festivalofflowers.com. Bellingrath Gardens invites visitors to the Festival of Flowers to "Make a weekend of it! Spend a day at the Festival and a day at Bellingrath Gardens and Home." For more information about special group packages to attend both, contact Shanna Bennett at 251-459-8986, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 11th Annual Mobile Chocolate Festival Cruise In is Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road North.
* The Inaugural Dauphin Island Native American Festival, hosted by Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council, is Saturday, March 30, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The event will be at Dauphin Island’s Historic Fort Gaines, 51 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island. A celebration of the cultures that existed in the Alabama coastal region in the 1700s through the early 1800s, the festival will feature live storytelling and hands-on demonstrations of Native American food ways , recreational activities, and arts and crafts. Tickets include both the Festival and a tour of Fort Gaines and are $6 for ages 5-12 and $12 for ages 13 and up. Advance tickets can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/dinativeamericanfest, at Dauphin Island Gallery or at Fort Gaines. Tickets will also be on sale at Fort Gaines the day of the event. The Festival will be a fun and educational experience for the entire family
* Christ United Methodist Church Spring Bazaar is Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CUMC is at 6101 Grelot Road. Everyone is invited to shop local vendors who will have a variety of products.
* The Annual Dauphin Island Gumbo Festival, sponsored by Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce, is Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rodeo site. Tickets are $10 each; children aged 10 and younger enter free. Attendees can enjoy delicious gumbo, cooking demonstrations, music and other activities. Proceeds will fund an on-island cause. For more information, see the event Facebook page.
* Save the Date: 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.
* (Continuing) News from Dauphin Island's Art Does It: Weekly Painting Courses continue on Mondays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Class fee is $10 per session. Bring your own acrylic painting supplies and canvas.
* (Continuing) Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council recently welcomed Hunter Cobb as a Member Artist at Dauphin Island Gallery at the Lighthouse Building, 918 Bienville Boulevard. The public is invited to visit the Gallery and see Hunter's "wonderfully evocative art." Gallery hours are Sunday 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
* (Continuing) A new art exhibit is opening in Mobile Government Plaza Atrium, 205 Government Street. Featured will be works by the following artists: Hank Bufkin, Karen Bullock, Joseph Formwalt, James Foster, Curtis Giarrusso, Corky Goldman, Barbara Kuebel, Matthew Patterson, Kathrena Rivera, Kaleena Stasiac, H. Louis Tooker and Victoria Udovikina.
* University of Mobile hosts ‘Pressing Matters’ by Artist Jessica Smith. Smith's representation of the American candy culture, combined with hers own point of view, will be on display starting March 5 in the 'Pressing Matters' exhibit in the Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile. Admission is free. Pressing Matters will be on display weekdays through April 4, Mondays – Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Martin Gallery on campus. Smith will discuss her work at a free artist talk at 11 a.m. on April 4. For information about the exhibit or visual arts events in the Alabama School of the Arts, contact Philip Counselman, chair of the Department of Art, at 251.442.2283 or email@example.com.
* "Drawing Fundamentals with Josh Green" will be presented on Thursdays through April 4, 6-8 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. This course is designed to give students the fundamentals of representational drawing. We will be exploring line quality, the visual language of the line, finding proportions, and a step-by-step drawing method to take on complex subjects. For more information, visit mobilemuseumofart.
* "Exploring Watercolor with Satomi Kamei" will be Thursdays through March 28, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. Attendees can discover how fun watercolor can be with artist Satomi Kamei as she leads this four-week watercolor class. Satomi is known for her expressive and realistic watercolor landscapes, still lifes and portraits. Students will learn a variety of techniques in the classroom and spend the final class outdoors exploring the area's natural beauty. Enjoy learning new techniques in a relaxing atmosphere. For more information, see MMoA Facebook page or visit mobilemuseumofart. .
* Alabama Contemporary Art Center Creative Clay Creature Bobbleheads is being held on Saturday, March 16, 10 a,m.-2 p.m. at Alabama Contemporary Art Center, 301 Conti Street. To register and purchase tickets, visit visit:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-clay-creature-bobbleheads-tickets-55246113613. Tickets may also be purchased onsite at Alabama Contemporary. See alabamacontemporary.org for gallery hours. For additional information, email allison@alabamacontem .
* Refilling Our Well: Yoga in Jane Cassidy's Undersea Well with Anna-Marie Babington is scheduled on Tuesdays through April 2, 6:15-7:45 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. (No class on Mardi Gras.) Cost is $10 per class. Instructor Anna-Marie Babington will lead a restorative yoga class in the soothing natural soundscape of The Undersea Well. Open to all levels; no prior yoga experience necessary. For more nformation, see MMoA Facebook page or visit mobilemuseumofart. .
Arts & Crafts (including quilting and sewing):
* Environmental Studies Center Spring Arts and Crafts Open House is Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the ESC, 6101 Girby Road. Spring Open House at ESC will be a little different this year as it is open to local artists and crafters, and to local food trucks. There will still be the grounds to explore and exhibits open for the children, as well as wildlife shows. Parking will be permitted on the grounds. There is no cost to attend. All proceeds go directly to educational programs and the care of injured wildlife through our Rehabilitation Program. Artists and Crafters, call for more information if you would like to participate--251-221-5000 x2.
* On the first Tuesday of each month (April 2 and May 7), 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.
* SouthSounds Arts & Crafts Market, hosted by Mobile Arts Council, is Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. and Sunday, April 14, 11 a.m. at Cathedral Square, 300 Conti Street. Artists that hand-make their own original art or craft products are eligible and can apply online here through March 29th: https://mobilearts.org/vendor-application/ Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
* The 17th Annual St. Francis Episcopal Church Arts and Crafts Festival, with more than 50 artists, is Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 401 Key Street, Dauphin Island. Proceeds from the event help the church support local charities, such as Feed the Need, Wilmer Hall, Penelope House, SOMI, Victory Health Partners and Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy in Mobile. Arts and crafts vendors: For more details on participation, call Cissy Napper, 318-548-4376. There is a $50 non refundable fee for a 12x12 space--all outside.
Crafts/garage and yard sales:
* A Library Yard Sale at Ina Pullen Smallwood Memorial Library, 224 Grant Street, Chickasaw is Saturday, March 30, 7 a.m.-noon. Any Chickasaw residents who want to donate items for the fundraiser can bring them to the library the week before the sale. (The library cannot provide help with transporting any large items to or from the sale. We ask that you contact us first before bringing any large-sized donations due to limited storage space.) For information or to volunteer, call 251-452-6465.
* Semmes Woman's Club Yard Sale is Saturday, March 30, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at Semmes Senior Center, 9635 Moffett Road.
* The Sean Connery 007 Film Festival continues at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library. On March 19, 5:30 p.m., "You Only Live Twice" will be the featured film. For information, call 251-494-4132 or email email@example.com.
* On March 19, 1 p.m., "March Movies" at Ben May Main Library brings visitors "A Simple Favor," a film that runs 117 minutes and is rated R. After her mysterious friend disappears, a cheerful mommy blogger gets sucked into her tangled life.
* On March 19, 3:15 p.m., at Parkway Branch Library, the Movie Tuesday selection is "Coach Carter." The film runs 136 minutes and is rated PG-13. For more information, call 251-470-7766.
* Auditions for The PACT's "Freaky Friday: A New Musical" are Friday and Saturday, March 20 and March 22, 2019. For greater detail, visit The PACT's website.
* Auditions for "The Wizard of Oz," produced by Theatre Explorers Post 149, are March 28 and March 29, 6 p.m. at Chickasaw Public Library, 224 Grant Street/ This Summer 2019 show is for those aged 13-20.
* Chickasaw Civic Theatre presents "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" on weekends through March 24, 2019. Visit.cctshows.com or call 251-457-8887 for tickets.
* "You Can't Take It With You" is playing March 22-April 7 at Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S Carlen Street. For ticket information, go to joejeffersonplayers.com.
* The National Tour of "MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL" will play at Mobile Civic Center Theater on Tuesday, April 2nd. For ticket and other information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com. Groups of 10 or more will receive a special discount; call 251.208.7261 for more information.
* City Wide Spring Clean-up in Chickasaw is March 22-24. Residents, make a plan (house and yard clean up.) Dumpsters will be available.
* On Saturday, March 23, Semmes Chamber of Commerce members will "hit the streets again picking up litter to show our love for our community," according to Semmes resident Alice Dodd Baker. The group will meet at 9 a.m. at the Chamber office. Those interested in joining the community clean-up crew may call Donna Brooks at 251-660-4808 or just show up.
Book Clubs/book signings/recitations/writings:
* Classics Revisited Book Club meets at Ben May Main Library on March 18, 6:30 p.m. to Reconnect with the Classics. Topics of discussion are "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe and "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston. For more information, call 251-545-3366.
* The Reader's Choice Book Club selection for March 19, 1 p.m. is "Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver. A summary of the story: Willa and her college professor husband made all the "right" decisions, yet are nearing retirement holding an empty bag. The rise of the service economy, materialism, middle-class disenfranchisement, a labyrinthine health care system, immigration--even Charles Darwin--all factor into this relevant story about social upheaval and an ever-changing American Dream. The meeting is at West Regional Library. For more information, call 251-208-7097.
* On March 21, 6 p.m., Bayside Book Club members will meet at Parkway Branch Library to discuss "Underground Airlines" by Ben Winters. A summary of the story is this: In these particular United States, the Civil War never happened and slavery is still legal in four states. Sent to Indiana, where he's tasked with locating a fugitive slave, Victor, an African-American U.S. Marshal, infiltrates abolitionist circles and risks blowing his cover when he decides to aid a struggling family he meets along the way. For more information, call Betty Fowler at 251-476-2600 or 251-494-2298.
* Wednesdays through April 3, 10 a.m.-noon, "Writing from where you are to where you want to go," is scheduled at Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive. Login and Register for this event, or call (251)342-0555
* Friends of the Mobile Public Library's Book Sale is Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, 2019, 1-6 p.m. at Abba Auditorium, 7701 Hitt Road. For more information, contact Amber Guy at 251-208-7902 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Mollie Adams, Soprano, will perform Wednesday, March 20 at Christ Church Cathedral. A favorite of Mobile’s musical community, Mollie Adams sings often with the Mobile Opera Company. She holds degrees in vocal performance from Huntingdon College and the New England Conservatory of Music. She will present a program focused on prayer, meditation, and beauty.
* "Il tabarro," hosted by Mobile Opera, is Friday, March 22, 8 p.m., Sunday, March 24, 2:30 p.m. at The Temple Downtown, 351 St. Francis Street, Mobile. Tickets $45, $30, and $10 (student) Go to https://www.facebook.com/mobileopera1/ for more information.
* March 22, 7-9 p.m., Black America In Art Form and Studio37, present“Black America in Art Form,” a live stage production that travels through time portraying important historical events throughout Black American history at Alabama Contemporary Art Center, 301 Conti Street. Tickets are at www.dancestudio37.com.
* Mobile Ballet presents this spellbinding new production journeying from the human realm to a mystical underwater world-sure to entrance all ages--Spring brings Mobile Ballet’s final performance March 23, 7:30 p.m. and March 24, 2:30 p.m. "The Little Mermaid," Hans Christian Anderson’s magical tale is re-imagined into a dazzling ballet with original choreography from Katia Garza and powerful score by Antonin Dvorak. Performances are at Mobile Civic Center Theater, 401 Civic Center Drive. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at www.mobileballet.org.
* On Monday, March 25, 2019, 6:30-9:30 p.m., the Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed (MOJO) presents Jazz Jambalaya: "John Coltrane" at Mobile Public Library Ben May Main, Bernheim Hall, 701 Government Street. Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed brings an ensemble of the Gulf Coast's best jazz musicians to reprise a Jazz Jambalaya program first performed ten years ago. Saxophonist Rebecca Barry, joined by Jimmy Roebuck (drums), Tom Latenser (bass) and a special guest pianist, will interpret the bebop, hard bop and free jazz of one of the most influential saxophonists in music history. Admission at door is $10-$15, cash or check. Snowbirds with out-of-state ID, $10.
* On Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m., MOJO Jazz Jambalaya presents "Girls Night Out” in Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street. Everyone is invited: MOJO (Mystic Order of Jazz Obsessed) brings its Jazz Jambalaya to the Library. Enjoy an evening of live jazz. Tickets can be purchased at the door; $10 for members, $15 for guests and $12 for students/Military with ID. Special Snowbird discount, $10 with ID. For more information, go to www.mojojazz.org/.MOJO Jazz.
* The Jazz Band from the Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile will present “The Spy Who Loved Me: The Music that Bonds Us” on March 26, 7 p.m. at Redemption Church, 1251 Industrial Pkwy., Saraland, Alabama. Tickets are $10 and are available at itickets.com/universityofmobile or at the door. The program will feature spy songs from popular James Bond movies and other thrillers, including “Skyfall,” “It Had to Be You” and “Live and Let Die.” .For more information about the event, contact the Alabama School of the Arts at 251.442.2383 or visit umobile.edu.
* Dauphin Island Water Tower Plaza is the place to be on Saturday, April 6, 6 p.m. to enjoy the refreshing sounds of Mobile Pops. This free event is sponsored by the Town of Dauphin Island, the Chamber of Commerce and the DI Foundation. Bring chairs and blankets for seating.
* On Saturdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., music lovers can enjoy Bluegrass jams at Dauphin Island Museum/Welcome Center. The event is free, and if those who have an instrument are welcome to bring it down to the Island for a fun time.
* SAVE THE DATE: Marx Library University of South Alabama presents a free concert with artist and singer/songwriter Abe Partridge on Thursday, April 25, 2019, 4-7 p.m at Marx Library, 5901 USA Drive North.
Chambers of Commerce:
* Coffee & Networking, hosted by SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, is Tuesday, March 19, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. RSVP at 251-666-2488 or email@example.com
* SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce's First Responders Day is Wednesday, March 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Everyone is invited to this annual event to honor and thank our first responders. Our community will band together in appreciation to provide food, entertainmen, and door prizes and gift bags filled with items from local businesses. RSVP at 251-666-2488.
* SAVE THE DATE: Semmes Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a new fundraiser this year. On Friday, April 26, 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, 9 a.,m., a "Heavenly Hog Throwdown." . There'll be music, vendors, food and, of course, barbecue. For information or for vendor or barbecue application, call Donna Brooks, 251-660-4808.
Runs, Walks, biking, cycling events and paddles:
* It’s time to get out your walking shoes because The Village of Spring Hill’s 8TH Annual Sidewalk-A-Thon is right around the corner--Friday, March 29, 3-6 p.m. Moorer Library Branch (Registration and Start Line); Dorn Field, Spring Hill College (Finish Line Party) There are prizes: For the individual who raises the most money--a new bike; for the team of 2 to 10 people who raise the most money (an ice cream party at Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shop!), and for the team of 11 to 20 people who raise the most money, 20 Kids Cups at Cold Snap Frozen Yogurt and Altitude Trampoline Party).* Get all the details and downloadable donor forms on our website. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-village-of-spring-hill-incs-8th-annual-sidewalk-a-thon-tickets-54382706138?aff=SWAT2019
* SUPERHERO HUSTLE is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 6 a.m.-noon. The event benefits the Caryn's Kids 2027 Scholorship Fund created in memory of Caryn Hyatt-Suthoff, a first-year kindergarten teacher at Dodge Elementary School For sponsorship and donation information, go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LH5-zrSk6T75KGDp4vs4hBkMqeyDEvwI/view?usp=sharing
* Mark Your Calendar: Bellingrath Gardens' 2019 Wiggle Waggle 5th Annual 5K and Fun Run is Saturday, April 27, 8-11 a.m. at the Gardens, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore. The event is presented by Pet Supplies PLUS. Guests are invited to participate in one of two races: A certified 5K run for humans only starting at 8 a.m. or a 1 mile fun run / walk for dog owners and their pups, which will begin at 9 a.m. Both races will benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF.) This 5K charity run is also back on the Corporate Cup circuit. The Rescue Run is part of the Gulf Coast Corporate Cup Challenge. To register for either race, go to presented by Pet Supplies PLUS at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rescue-run-5k-and-wiggle-waggle-walkrun-registration-56400766210?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. For information on Bellingrath Gardens & Home, see www.bellingrath.org or phone 251-973-2217.
* The 6th Annual Chickasha Bogue Paddle is Saturday April 27, 8 a.m. Registration on City of Chickasaw Facebook. For more details, call 251-452-6467.
* The 3rd Annual Dauphin Island Bicycle Poker Run, hosted by Share The Beach - Dauphin Island and Alabama Coastal Foundation, is Saturday, Saturday, April 27, 2019, noon-4:30 p.m. at Dauphin Island. This year's event promises to be more fun than the last one. There'll be some new venues, new ways to get your cards, and a fun surprise to win raffle tickets at the last stop. Each stop will have food and drink specials, with a live band at the last stop. This is a family event, and children are encouraged to attend. The event is to raise money and awareness for Share The Beach.
* "MAMGA: Marching through the Years" Exhibit at History Museum of Mobile will be on display through April 20, 2019.
* "Mardi Gras Parading Through Time" at History Museum of Mobile will be on display through April 20, 2019.
* The public is invited to "Roll through four centuries of Mardi Gras" history at the History Museum of Mobile and discover the origins of Mobile's Carnival traditions, mystic societies and more.
* "From Territory to State: The Story of Early Alabama," hosted by USA Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive S, is Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6-7 p.m. The public is invited to the Museum for an Alabama Humanities Foundation Bicentennial Scholar presentation by Mike Bunn. Admission to the event and to the Museum is free.
* Genghis Khan: The Great Civilizer is on exhibit at the Gulf Coast Exploreum through April 28th. The Exploreum invites visitors to take a journey back in time with one of history's most prolific and controversial figures: Genghis Khan. Through artifacts, performers, artwork, and other historically significant items, discover the eye-opening story of the world's most well-known conqueror, civilizer and innovator. Exhibit Highlights: Live Mongolian performers and artisans; more than 300 artifacts from 13th century Mongolia; rare and sophisticated weapons, jewels, and ornaments; authentic costumes and masks.
* On March 28, Dr. Edward Ayers, the Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus at the University of Richmond, will deliver a lecture titled “Reckoning with Ourselves: The Civil War and Its Memories” as this year’s installment of University of Mobile’s Billy G. Hinson Lecture Series. The Billy G. Hinson Series was established by the University of Mobile College of Arts and Sciences to present academic programs dealing with major topics in American history. The series is named in honor of Dr. Billy Hinson, long-time history professor at the university. For more information, contact Burnett at 251.442.2319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Gee's Bend Quilting Workshop, hosted by Central ArtSanctuary and Mobile Arts Council, is Saturday, March 16, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at 1260 Dauphin Street, corner of Dauphin and Ann streets. SATURDAY WORKSHOP, *TICKETS REQUIRED at eventbrite.com. SUNDAY: Open to the Public. Agenda is as follows: 9:30 Coffee & Conversation; 10:30 in Worship with Songs & Stories of Gee's Bend; 12:00 Lunch (10.00 Donation Requested); 2:00-4:00 Quilt Exhibit and Sales/Q & A.
Auto Shows and Events:
* Camp Grace Car Show is Saturday, March 23, 2019, noon-4 p.m. at Camp Grace, 11081 Wanda Drive, Mobile. All proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For information, contact Jeff Russell, 251-591-1451.
* The University of South Alabama's Society of Automotive Engineers is hosting the 6th Annual Autoshow on Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at University Of South Alabama Shelby Hall, 150 Jaguar Drive, Mobile.
* Chocolate Festival Car Show, Saturday, March 30,10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road North.
* Bellingrath Gardens and Home hosts the 26th Annual Mobile Bay Mustang Club's Camellia Classic Open Car Show on Saturday, April 6th. Visitors can enjoy a display of hundreds of vintage and classic automobiles on Saturday, April 6, as Bellingrath Gardens and Home hosts the Mobile Bay Mustang Club’s 26th annual Camellia Classic Open Car Show on the Great Lawn. It’s all for a good cause, too; proceeds from car registrations will go to Feeding the Gulf Coast (formerly Bay Area Food Bank) and the Autism Society of Alabama. Bring a canned good to donate to Feeding the Gulf Coast to receive $1 off admission. Admission is $14 for adults and $8 for children. There is no admission charge for Bellingrath members or for ages 4 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the Gardens. To register a car, visit the Mobile Bay Mustang Club’s website, mobilebaymustangclub.org. For details about the Camellia Classic Car Show, visit bellingrath.org.
* Pancakes & Puppies, presented by Publix Charities, will be held on Saturday, March 30, 7-10 a.m. at Wilmer Hall Children's Home, 3811 Old Shell Road. The event features pancakes, sausage, coffee from Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Co., jumpies, face painting and puppies from the Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter. Cost is $6 per person. For more information, see https://www.wilmerhall.org/news/article/pancakes-puppies-2019
* Saraland Lions Club Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, March 30 beginning at 6 a.m. at Catfish Junction, 300 Industrial Parkway, Saraland.
* The Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama 10th Annual Pancake Breakfast to benefit th Optimist Branch is Saqturday, March 30, 8-11 a.m. at 1517 Plaza Drive, Mobile. Diners can enjoy homemade pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, grits, hashbrowns, pastries, coffee, fruit juice, milk, fried chicken & fish and much more. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased directly from the Branch or online. Proceeds benefit youth programs within the Branch. Donations are welcome.
* Save the Date: Fowl River Area Civic Association Springfest/Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, April 27, 8-11 a.m. at the Community House, 5401 Fowl River Road. The event includes a Silent Auction and Bake Sale.
* Spring Hill's Easter celebration is here! "Hop on the Hill," presented by Spring Hill Merchants Association, is Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participating merchants will have face-painting, petting zoos, cookie decorating, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.
* On April 4 and again on April 18, 4-5 p.m., children aged 5 and older can go to Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library for Craft Day with Mr. Butch and make Paper Mache Easter Eggs. Groups must register. For more information or to register, call 251-494-4132 or email email@example.com.
* An "Easter Extravaganza," hosted by the Grand Bay Community Action Committee, is April 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 Highway 90. Parents, bring the children to hunt eggs and meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy some treats, activities and kick off Spring with some family fun.
* On Saturday, April 13th, the Great Exploreum Easter Egg Hunt returns. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for additional information on times, pricing, and some cool prizes for those coveted "golden" eggs.
* The Town of Dauphin Island Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.-noon at Green Park. The Easter Bunny will hippity-hoppity over to the Park as children of all ages participate in the hunt for eggs. Youngsters are encouraged to bring their favorite basket (or some other container) to collect colorful eggs filled with a variety of goodies. Parents will also want to take a memorable photo or two of their child with the Easter Bunny during the event.
* Make plans now to join the crowd at the Bellingrath Gardens & Home Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 13. Ticket and registration information is at https://bellingrath.org/experiences/events/easter-egg-hunt-and-breakfast-with-the-easter-bunny-2/. While you're at the Gardens, check out the Spring merchandise in the gift shop--you can find Easter decor and gifts for the entire family.
* Dauphin Island Community Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 20 at Cadillac Square.
* "Easter in the Square," a day of free family fun hosted by Downtown Mobile Alliance, is Saturday, April 20, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Bienville Square, 150 Dauphin Street. There will be Face Painting, Kids Karaoke, and Easter Egg Hunt (for children 8 and younger; starts promptly at noon.) Prizes will be awarded for Best Costumed Pet and Best Decorated Stroller or Wagon.
Citizens of the Year:
* Saraland Civic Forum is hosting the Saraland Citizen of the Year Recognition Banquet on March 22 at Saraland Civic Center. For details, contact Doris Leach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations/Thank You/Good Job/How Nice:
* How nice: Girl Scout Troop 8252 recently installed a Little Library (Take a Book; Share a Book) at the Fowl River Community Center. Fowl River Area Community Association sends "A big thank you and job well done" to the Scouts.
The March 22, 4 p.m. Movie with Mr. Butch at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library is "Christopher Robin." Winnie the Pooh ventures into London to turn a middle-aged Christopher Robin's life around with the help of Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger. Robin is now stuck in an oppressive white collar job that prevents him from spending time with his family. The film runs 120 minutes and is rated PG. For more information, call 251-494-4132 or email email@example.com
A Library Yard Sale at Ina Pullen Smallwood Memorial Library, 224 Grant Street, Chickasaw is Saturday, March 30, 7 a.m.-noon. Any Chickasaw residents who want to donate items for the fundraiser can bring them to the library the week before the sale. (The library cannot provide help with transporting any large items to or from the sale. We ask that you contact us first before bringing any large-sized donations due to limited storage space.) For information or to volunteer, call 251-452-6465.
On March 21, 6 p.m., Bayside Book Club members will meet at Parkway Branch Library to discuss "Underground Airlines" by Ben Winters. A summary of the story is this: In these particular United States, the Civil War never happened and slavery is still legal in four states. Sent to Indiana, where he's tasked with locating a fugitive slave, Victor, an African-American U.S. Marshal, infiltrates abolitionist circles and risks blowing his cover when he decides to aid a struggling family he meets along the way. For more information, call Betty Fowler at 251-476-2600 or 251-494-2298.
Auditions for "The Wizard of Oz," produced by Theatre Explorers Post 149, are March 28 and March 29, 6 p.m. at Chickasaw Public Library, 224 Grant Street/ This Summer 2019 show is for those aged 13-20.
Women's History Luncheon & Forum, hosted by Women's Business Alliance and Southern View Media, is Thursday, March 28
Women's History Luncheon & Forum, hosted by Women's Business Alliance and Southern View Media, is Thursday, March 28, 2019, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Women's Business Alliance, 413 Azalea Road, Ste F, Mobile.
The Women’s Business Alliance is hosting its annual Women’s History Luncheon & Forum with this year's Women’s History National Theme being “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence--women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society." The meeting is Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.in downtown Mobile at the Azalea Manor. This year's Keynote Speaker will be Cynthia Tucker with a performance by world renowned opera star, Lynn Campbell. There will be several prestigious guest speakers, vendor booths, door prizes, a catered lunch and MORE. Tickets are $50 each; vendor booths are $75 and a reserved Table for 8 is $450.
An Easter Packing Event, hosted by Dixie Rear Detachment and Rihner, Gupta & Grosz Cardiology, P.C., is Saturday, March 30, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Rihner, Gupta & Grosz Cardiology, P.C., 600 Providence Park Drive East, Mobile. Volunteers will be packing and sending Easter treats to deployed US military personnel abroad.
Saltwater Finaddicts Fishing Tournament and Benefit in memory of Officer Sean Tuder is Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m. at American Legion, 10950 Dauphin Island Parkway. For information, go to www.fishingchaos.com
March 22, 7-9 p.m., Black America In Art Form and Studio37, present “Black America in Art Form,” a live stage production that travels through time portraying important historical events throughout Black American history at Alabama Contemporary Art Center, 301 Conti Street. Tickets are at www.dancestudio37.com
On April 4 and again on April 18, 4-5 p.m., children aged 5 and older can go to Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library for Craft Day with Mr. Butch and make Paper Mache Easter Eggs. Groups must register. For more information or to register, call 251-494-4132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mollie Adams, Soprano, will perform Wednesday, March 20 at Christ Church Cathedral. A favorite of Mobile’s musical community, Mollie Adams sings often with the Mobile Opera Company. She holds degrees in vocal performance from Huntingdon College and the New England Conservatory of Music. She will present a program focused on prayer,
Mobile VA Clinic Ribbon Cutting is Monday, March 18, 11 a.m., 4444 Demetropolis Road. Everyone is invited.
On March 19, 4-5 p.m., children attending "Tinker Tuesday" at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library, can design and create their own beautiful Gold Nuggets. For more information, call 251-494-4140 or email email@example.com.
Spring Hill's Easter celebration is here! "Hop on the Hill," presented by Spring Hill Merchants Association, is Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participating merchants will have face-painting, petting zoos, cookie decorating, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.
Girl Scout Troop 8252 recently installed a Little Library (Take a Book; Share a Book) at the Fowl River Community House. Fowl River Area Community Association sends "A big thank you and job well done" to the Scouts.