Circle this Date on your calendar: Mobile Chocolate Festival to benefit Penelope House for victims of domestic violence is Saturday, March 21, 2020 a.m.-4 p.m. at Abba Shrine, 7701 Hitt Road, Mobile. This is a Family Fun event - $3 general admission, $2 for seniors 65 and older; Seniors 65 & above, Children 13 and under are free. Proceeds benefit Penelope House, whose mission is to provide safety, protection, and support to the victims of Domestic Violence and their children through the provision of shelter, advocacy, and individual and community education.
Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, is featuring WinterGarden Tours every Friday at 1 p.m. (weather permitting) Admission is $5 per person 12 and older; free with General Admission. Last admission is at 3 p.m.
Winter Wednesdays at Bellingrath Gardens and Home run through February 26, 2020. Every year, Bellingrath Gardens and Home hosts special programs during the winter months. Each workshop covers a special feature of the Gardens or Home, tips for making your garden more spectacular, or guest lectures from renowned members of the horticultural and gardening world.
On February 5, the session is "Winter Garden Walk." There is always something blooming at Bellingrath Gardens, and visitors can learn about the interesting winter borders and containers throughout the Gardens from Bellingrath’s Horticulture Management Team: Chuck Owens, Horticultural Management Director, and Barbara Smith, Display Coordinator.
The Mobile SPCA will host its eleventh annual Spay-ghetti Dinner on Thursday, March 5, 2020, 5-8:30 p.m. at Our Savior Catholic Church, 1801 Cody Road. All proceeds will benefit the Mobile SPCA’s spay-neuter program. Note from SPCA: With the help of all of the great donations from Bay Catering, Dees Paper Company and our supporters we hope to fully fund the event and use 100% of the proceeds to spay and neuter pets in Mobile We have several Grand Raffle Prizes this year and at least 40 more raffle and silent auction items that include gift cards from local eateries and pastry shops, homemade cakes, pet baskets, jewelry, handmade crafts and so much more. We have tons of door prizes; practically everyone wins something. Tickets are still just $10 each. You will enjoy our famous homemade meat or vegetarian sauce, pasta, salad, garlic bread, tea and delicious homemade desserts. We will start serving at 5pm. You can dine in or take out. Tickets can be purchased at the Mobile SPCA office or at the door. For more information, call 251-633-3531.
There's no shortage of things to do at the Connie Hudson Senior Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road. The Center offers members so many classes in a large variety of interests--fitness, games, music, needle work and socialization. One of those activities is art, led by talented artist Carmel Alvis. Whether it's for beginners or seasoned painters, Carmel has it covered. The Art Program is a vital part of the Senior Center's operation, and on almost every day of the week, there will be classes in acrylics, drawing, oils. Pictured is one of Carmel's paintings featured in a recent Senior Center brochure.
Mark your Calendar: Brookside Senior Living Community, 2260 Pesnell Court, is presenting an Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, Mas 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is to benefit Alzheimer's Awareness. There will be a full day of music, food, raffles and an opportunity to shop a wonderful selection of arts/crafts from local vendors. For vendor information and/or application, notify our Activity Director Dana Watson at 251-633-9299 or email email@example.com
The 2020 Downtown Get Down, hosted by Hargrove Engineers + Constructors and The Hargrove Foundation, is Thursday, March 19, 2020, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile.
The Hargrove Foundation's third Downtown Get Down Block Party will join together for live music featuring Jukebox Brass Band and Yo Jonesy, food from local restaurants and food truck vendors, drinks, a kids' zone with children's activities, tons of lawn games, and much more. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Representatives from local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) groups will also be on site to raise awareness for their events and programming.
Tickets are $10 in advance at www.eventbrite.com / $15 at the "door." Two drink tickets are included, and children younger than 10enter free. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Hargrove Foundation's effort to support STEM related initiatives across the country. One Team!
Are interested in learning basic metalsmithing and making your own sterling silver rings? Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council is holding a Sterling Stackable Rings Workshop by DIHAC Artist Vaughn Millner. The event will be held February 21, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Art Gallery, 918 Bienville Boulevard. Space is very limited. For more information or to reserve a space in the class, see the event page.
On February 22, 10:30-noon, there will be a Family Fun Mardi Gras Hangout at Ben May Main Library. Families can make Mardi Gras crafts, hear a Mardi Gras story and play games while they wait for the parades to begin. For more information, call the children’s department at 251-340-1507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, February 19, 6-7 p.m., Historic Mobile Preservation Society presents "Parading Through Time with Scott Corcoran" at Historic Oakleigh House Museum ,350 Oakleigh Place. The public is invited to join HMPS and Scott Corcoran of the History Museum of Mobile for Parading Through Time: Rolling Through Four Centuries of Mobile's Carnival Traditions. Learn all about the origins of holiday, Mobile's Carnival societies, the artistry of Mardi Gras and more. Tickets are $10 per person and FREE for HMPS members.
Animal Rescue Foundation is hosting an Adoption at Petsmart by Wholefoods PetSmart, 3980-J Airport Road. The event is Saturday, January 25, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
On February 5, 10:30 a.m., 3-6 year olds can meet at Semmes Regional Library for On February 5, 10:30 a.m., 3-6 year olds can meet at Semmes Regional Library for Black Bag Storytime. Dr. Clavicle from the Mobile Medical Museum joins Ms. Jaime for a special healthcare-themed storytime. Dressed in a lab coat and carrying his special, black bag, he will introduce children to an exciting medical instrument and share a special story with them. For more information, call 251-494-4870 or email email@example.com.. Dr. Clavicle from the Mobile Medical Museum joins Ms. Jaime for a special healthcare-themed story time. Dressed in a lab coat and carrying his special, black bag, he will introduce children to an exciting medical instrument and share a special story with them. For more information, call 251-494-4870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 200 people attended the opening reception of "Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World" at History Museum of Mobile, 111 S Royal Street, on Sunday, January 21. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d'oeuvres and live music by Roman Street AND were the first to view this exciting exhibit. The exhibit will be on display through April 5, 2020.
When this travelling exhibition first opened in Rome, it was awarded the Italian President’s Gold Medal for Cultural Innovation because it recreates machines and technologies that had been lost for over 2,000 years. Carefully researched and beautifully crafted, these machines exist only as part of this exhibition, to be seen in Mobile for a short time.
Shen Yun Performing Arts at Mobile Civic Center Theater on Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 p.m., 2020. Purchase tickets in person 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, please call 251-208-7381. Additional fees, service charges, and/or taxes may be added to ticket prices. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice.
Additional performance just added! Shen Yun will now offer two performances in Mobile - Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR BOTH
On February 11, 1:30 p.m., African American Experience brings "The Hate You Give" to the Ben May Main Library. Based on the best-selling novel The Hate U Give, tells the story of Starr Carter, who lives in two worlds: the poor, black neighborhood where she resides and the mostly white prep school she attends. This uneasy balance is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend by a policeman. Facing pressures from all sides, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. The film runs 132 minutes and is rated PG-13. For more information, call 251-340-1458.
"Hidden History of Mobile" Book Signing at the Haunted Book Shop, hosted by Joe Cuhaj Author Page and The Haunted Book Shop, 109 Dauphin Street is Sunday, January 26, 1-3 p.m. at 109 Dauphin Street,
Through January 31, artists Jerry Roldan, Hunter Cobb and others will be exhibiting in Mobile Arts Council at the Saenger’s Room 1927. Jerry Roldan’s exhibition, “Doodles from a Clutter Reality” consists of arbitrary shapes and layers of various art styles that explores time as an element and encourages the viewer to look at the work from different distances, angles, and levels of detail. “Vanishing Point,” organized by Hunter Cobb, is a group show exploring the vanishing point where parallel lines converge at a point using various artistic media.
Joe Cain Classic 5K Run is Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 8 -11 a.m. in Downtown Mobile. The event includes Joe Cain Classic 5K Run, 1 Mile and "Moonpie Dash." Organizers say that these runs are "Fast, flat and ugly course followed by an AWESOME BLOCK PARTY!!
The 10th Annual Infirmary Health Duathlon is Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 166 Mobile Infirmary Boulevard. Tickets are at raceroster.com. The Infirmary Health Duathlon is a 2-mile run, 10-mile bike ride and 2-mile run throughout beautiful Midtown Mobile. Register as an individual, a relay team or for the 1-mile fun run. Registration prices increase February 2; register online --> infirmaryduathlon.org. All proceeds from the Infirmary Health Duathlon benefit the Fuse Project. The Fuse Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding and implementing projects to benefit children across the Alabama Gulf Coast. To learn more, please visit fuseproject.org.
Crewe de Ducks Mardi Gras Tour, presented by Gulf Coast Ducks and The Fort of Colonial Mobile, 150 S Royal Street, will run 6 dates, February 1-February 16. Check event site for varying times. Tickets are at gulfcoastducks.com. Planned is an hour-long tour in the birthplace of Mardi Gras. Enjoy a few quacks and let the good times roll as you are entertained with great music, bits of history, and fun jokes about the most beloved tradition on the Gulf Coast. This tour features a SPLASH of revelry into the Mobile River. Prices are as follows: $29 Adults; $26 Seniors (65+) / Military / Educators; $16 Children (3-12) and $3 (Infants-2 years.) A note from Gulf Coast Ducks: Because the tour guides and captains are dedicated to providing you with the best possible tour, gratuity is highly appreciated. Cash tips welcome, or Venmo us at @GulfCoast-Ducks, Credit card gratuity accepted at ticket office. Ticket sales within 1 hour of tour start time are available for purchase in our gift shop at The Fort of Colonial Mobile at 150 S. Royal Street. Call 251-525-6933 with questions. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early and bring a photo ID to claim your tickets. Check your spam folder for your confirmation email. Confirmation email is not required to claim tickets; we only need an ID.