The Reader's Choice Book Club meets Tuesday, June 19, 1 p.m. at West Regional Branch, 5555 Grelot Road. This month’s topic of discussion is "Camino Island" by John Grisham. For more information, call 251-208-7097.
Bellingrath Gardens & Home is presenting "Garden Trends 2018: Creating Outdoor Living Spaces" on Wednesday, July 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Exterior Designer Catherine Arensberg of “simple.honest.design” is passionate about designing luxurious spaces on real life budgets. She will show you how to create outdoor living spaces that are natural extensions of your home’s interior design and reflect how you and your family live. The session is free for members and $13 for non-members; reservations are requested.
On May 30th, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., a Community Resource Fair and Family Day is being held at the Community Center, 11610 Highway 90. Also on that day, a Super Hero Fun Run is scheduled at Sunny South Raceway behind the Center. So, get your costume ready (or not) plan to make a few laps around the Raceway.
Seniors at Connie Hudson Center can enjoy the music of First Baptist Church Montgomery on June 13, 11 a.m., Room C.
Seniors at Connie Hudson Senior Center have an Aloha Hawaiian Dance on June 22, 3-5 p.m. Admission is $2.
The Grand Bay Watermelon Festival Queen's Pageant was held Saturday, April 28th, at the Odd Fellows Lodge. The Queen in the 17-18 year old group, which will be the new Overall Grand Bay Watermelon Festival Queen for the 2018 Grand Bay Watermelon Festival, is Sara Jane Shearer. Other Queens in the age categories are as follows: 10-12 years - Breanna Gale Houle; 7-9 years - Lola Grace Fields; and 4-6 years - Carleigh Hatcher.
The winners of the Prettiest categories are these: Prettiest Hair - Lola Grace Fields; Prettiest Eyes - Jaydn Gill; and Prettiest Smile - Harleigh Connick.
Grand Bay Watermelon Festival chair, Patty Tripp, sends Congratulations to all the contestants and Thank You's to Jodi Arnett, who made the decorations, to Judi Miller Poiroux for collecting applications, securing judges and acting as emcee for the program and to all who volunteered to make the event a success.
The Grand Bay Community Breakfast, sponsored by Citizens for a Better Grand Bay, was Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. at the Community Center, 11610 Highway 90 W. The breakfast is always the last Saturday of each month, except for holidays and when the facility is rented. Everyone is welcome and a donation of at least $8 is requested.
A nice crowd enjoyed the most recent, dining on a large and varied breakfast bar and omelets made to order. CBGB president Aleta Boudreaux gave a report of events on the agenda in the next month or two including the upcoming Children's Summer Program, which begins June 7th, a food handlers' class on June 11. Patty Tripp gave a report on the Annual Grand Bay Watermelon Festival July 4th.
Among those who enjoyed the breakfast and conversation are those pictured.
EVENT FULL: Fun Friday Crafts at the Museum, hosted by USA Archaeology Museum, is scheduled for Friday, Friday, June 15, 10-11 a.m. at the museum, 6052 USA Drive South, Mobile.
***This event filled up quickly and is now closed for registration***
*Advance registration required!* Stop by the Archaeology Museum on Friday, June 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. and make your own Mississippian gorget necklace out of terra cotta air-dry clay and seashells! This event is ideal for children of all ages. Admission to the event and the museum is free.
An RSVP to this event page does not count as registration. Parents or guardians must remain with their children through the duration of the program.
On Saturday night, June 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Chickasaw Senior Citizens can plan on a Country and Gospel Music Outing Night out at the Mobile Country Music Association in Chickasaw. Admission fee is $5. Call 251-452-6464 for transportation.
Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to assist people with their questions and research for documentation concerning their ancestors. For more information, call 251-208-7093.
Kids' Days In Bienville Square, 150 Dauphin Street, begin Thursday, June 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and the remaining Thursdays, same time: June 14, June 21, June 28. Kids' Days are sponsored by the City of Mobile.
Chickasaw High School Annual Freedom Run 5K is Saturday, May 26, 7:30-11 a.m. at Chickasaw Civic Center, 224 Grant Street
Chickasaw High School Annual Freedom Run 5K is Saturday, May 26, 7:30-11 a.m. at Chickasaw Civic Center, 224 Grant Street, Chickasaw.
The Freedom Run is a Certified 5K course that winds along the quiet streets of Chickasaw.; One mile course loops out and back from the Chickasaw Civic Center.
Awards will be presented in various categories and age groups. Pre-register by mail, in person at McCoy Outdoor, Run-N-Tri, or Fleet Feet in Mobile or Running Wild in Fairhope. Or online http://chickasawfreedomrun2018.eventbrite.com/
Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children aged 12 or younger. Post Race Party- Award Ceremonies will be held at the West side of the Civic Center. Fruit and beverages (water) will be provided for race participants. There will be Door Prizes- Drawings after the awards and person must be present to win.
Ebony Moments Book Club, "a book discussion designed to increase the awareness of African-American authors, both past and present, and to promote the love of reading for all" meets Thursday, June 14, 6 p.m. at West Regional Branch, 5555 Grelot Road. The topic of discussion is "Foolish" by Anna Black. For more information, contact Betty Kidd at 251-470-7766
ART TALK: do it exchange conversation with Mobile Museum of Art curator Elizabet Elliott and Pike School of Art Director and do it curator Calvin Phelps.
The two will discuss their two different versions of the exhibition, the role contemporary art plays in the Deep South, and the toils of post-object art. The event is Thursday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.; MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive.
June 13 is Kids Gulf Discovery Day at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Children of all ages (and their parents) will learn about the wildlife and ecology of the Gulf Coast--A Fowl River cruise is offered, BUT there's limited space and reservations are req
Bellingrath Gardens & Home has one very special Wonderful Wednesday, and it's an event not to be missed.
June 13 is Kids Gulf Discovery Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during which children of all ages (and their parents) will enjoy learning about the wildlife and ecology of the Gulf Coast from a variety of environmental organizations.
The Environmental Studies Center will bring their Raptor Road Show to the Great Lawn to engage and educate guests about the wonders of native birds of prey. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab will offer presentations with their Touch Tables in the Magnolia Room.
Visitors may also take a guided cruise along the beautiful Fowl River, courtesy of WildNative Delta Safaris. Space is limited and reservations are required for the cruises, so be sure to make your reservations early. Cruise times are 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The cruise fees are $9 for adults and $6 for ages 0-12.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is operated by the Bellingrath Gardens and Home Foundation, a charitable, not-for-profit organization. Bellingrath Gardens and Home is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the 65-acre garden and estate home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath. For more information, visit bellingrath.org or call 251.973.2217.
The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is offering a series of Salt Marsh Excursions on Thursdays, June 14-July 26 at 9:45 a.m.
The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 102 Bienville Boulevard, is offering a series of Salt Marsh Excursions on Thursdays, June 14-July 26 at 9:45 a.m.
A few notes from the Estuarium:
Salt marshes are not monotonous expanses of grass; they’re fascinating coastal wetlands that are critical to our estuary system. Be a marine scientist for a day, and use seine nets, buckets, shovels, and sieve boxes to collect samples, including crabs, snails, and fish (we’ll release animals back to the marsh). You’ll learn about the important role salt marshes play in the Gulf of Mexico and how they support the seafood we enjoy.
After meeting at the Estuarium, participants will be transported by bus to the Dauphin Island salt marsh to explore this vital ecosystem.
What to wear: Proper footwear is very important for your safety and enjoyment. Because of sharp oyster shells, participants are advised to wear closed-toe shoes that tie or strap on, such as old tennis shoes. Please no flip-flops, Crocs or rubber boots as they get ‘eaten’ by the marsh mud. Wear clothes that can get wet and muddy. Showers and changing facilities will be available after the marsh trip.
What to bring: hat, sunscreen, water bottle, change of clothes and shoes, bag for muddy item
Vendors, pet adoption organizations, rescue groups--and those who want to have fun and meet pets who need a home.
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Joe Jefferson Players