16th Annual Semmes Azalea Festival has something for everyone--a race, a plant sale, music and dance, a car show, a children's area, a BBQ cook-off . . .
2018 Train Show, hosted by SWARM-South West Alabama Railroad Modelers, is Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin Street, Mobile
Saraland Area Chamber of Commerce meeting is Tuesday, March 13, 11:45-1 p.m. at Saraland Civic Center, 716 Mae Street. The March meeting will have as guest speakers Andy Odle and Skip Nelson from Wilkins Miller. The meeting is a great opportunity for business to business relationship building.
Satsuma Community Development Organization is calling for nominations for Satsuma Citizen of the Year 2017. Applications are on hand at Satsuma Library, Satsuma City Hall and McConaghy Drugs.
Individuals who have volunteered their time and resources for the betterment of Satsuma are eligible. The applications are easy to fill out and have all the instructions; they must be submitted by Thursday, March 8th.
A banquet to honor all nominees will be held Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. at Steele Creek Lodge. Tickets to the banquet are $15 per person.
Chocolate Everywhere!! Don't miss Mobile Chocolate Festival and Open Cruise-In Car Show Saturday, March 3rd
10th Annual Mobile Chocolate Festival is Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Grounds. All proceeds from this event benefit Penelope House shelter for women and children victims of violence.
Admission is free for children aged 13 and younger. General admission tickets are $3 in advance, cash only, and can be purchased at Penelope's Closet, Flour Girls, Bloomin' Lollipops, Three Georges-Dauphin Street. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com. At the door, admission will be $5. Parking is free. here to edit.
A Mobile Pops Concert is scheduled at Dauphin Island, April 7, 6 p.m. at Water Tower Plaza. Admission is free; sponsors are the Town of Dauphin Island, Chamber of Commerce, and Dauphin Island Foundation. Thanks also goes to Dauphin Island Water and Sewer for providing the site for the concert.
Chickasaw Seniors March Outing Lunch will be at Catfish Junction on March 2nd. For information or reservation, call 251-462-6464.
The 6th Annual Satsuma Swamp Fest is Saturday, March 3, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by Friends for Satsuma Schools (FFSS), the celebration is held on the campus of Satsuma High School.
Swamp Fest offers entertainment for people of all ages--a raffle, a car show, music and dance, a children's area, arts & crafts, vendors, charitable and informational booths, food and fun.
American Cancer Society's 29th Annual Chili Cook-Off is Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mardi Gras Park, 104-148 South Royal Street. The Cook-Off promises to be a day of food, fun and live entertainment where teams compete to see who can cook up the best chili in Mobile and the town's "hottest" charity event.
Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com. Proceeds from Chili Cook-Off will be used for programs to teach the importance of early detection and prevention; patient services such as transportation, prosthetics and life-saving research.
Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl-District 3 sends the following news:
We are looking for volunteers that are tired of the condition of our roadways. On Saturday, April 21st, we need as many volunteers as possible to pick up trash on the roadways listed below. We will provide everything needed.
-Bellingrath Rd; -Laurendine Rd; -Half Mile Rd; -Irvington Bayou La Batre Rd; -Seager Rd; -Ramsey Rd and -Ben Hamilton Rd
HOAs, church groups, businesses, youth sports teams, school clubs looking for service hours, anyone needing community hours...EVERYONE is welcome!
Get involved to help clean up where we live, work, worship and play! Those interested can send an email to District3web@mobile-county.net or contact on poster.
Bayside Book Club will meet Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. at Parkway Branch to discuss "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi
Bayside Book Club will meet Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. at Parkway Branch, 1924-B Dauphin Island Parkway. This month's topic of discussion is "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. For more information, call Betty Fowler at 251-476-2600 or 251-208-7097.
Tomorrow, March 1st: "Sip and Save Lives," American Cancer Society's Vintage Affair Gala, is Thursday, March 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Red or White Wine & Gourmet Center, 1104 Dauphin Street
"Sip and Save Lives," American Cancer Society's Vintage Affair Gala, is Thursday, March 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Red or White Wine & Gourmet Center, 1104 Dauphin Street. The public is invited to meet the "featured artist, Bonnie Fuchs, and see the reveal of this year's art piece." There'll be $50 Raffle Tickets to win the featured painting; 2 for 1 Vintage Affair Tickets; $25 Donation at the door.
O'Daly's Green Dress Run is Saturday, March 17, 4-7 p.m. at O'Daly's Irish Pub, 564 Dauphin Street. Tickets are available at events.com.
Registration is $25 and free to attend as a spectator. Registration includes race packet, event t-shirt, post race beer and free entry to the after party with Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet and Bag Of Donuts.
$10 cover starting after the 5K for non-registered runners.
Bragg-Mitchell Mansion's Annual Spring Tea is Friday, March 9, 2-5 p.m. at the Mansion, 1906 Spring Hill Avenue.
Ticket, available February 9, can be secured at Brown Paper Tickets.
Tea at the Mansion is an opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous Springtime with tea and treats at one of Mobile's finest attractions. Proceeds from this fun event will benefit the continued restoration and operation of this historical treasure.
For more information, call the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion at 251-471-6364.
Mobile Mystery Dinners players are presenting "The Mystery of Shamrock Pub" on Friday, March 16th, 2018 at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the play starts at 7 p.m. Advance reservations are required at http://azaleamanormobile.com/?q=content/mobile-mystery-dinners-reservation. For more information, call 251-865-7398 or go to www.mobilemysterydinners.com or www.facebook.com/mobilemysterydinners. Tickets are $59 each. Due to adult innuendo, mature audience suggested.
UM Student and Small Business Owner Julianne Patterson to Teach Watercolor Workshop at March 17 Junior Torch Society Meeting
News from MAWSS:
Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS) will hold a public meeting on March 26, at 5 p.m. at MAWSS Park Forest Plaza, 4725 Moffett Rd., to answer questions and review plans for a loan application from the 2018 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The loan would be used for improvements to the MAWSS metering system and to automate existing tainter gates at Big Creek Lake. A summary of the projects proposed to be included in the application, along with the related Environmental Information Document, will be available for review during the meeting. For more information visit https://www.mawss.com/doing-business-with-us/public-notices/
An Easter Egg Hunt is planned at Axis First Baptist Church on the corner of Old HWY 43 and CreolaAxis Loop Road, Axis, Alabama. On Saturday, March 17th, the public is invited to the Egg Hunt for toddlers-5th grade from 10 a.m.-noon and 6th grade-12th grade from noon until 2 p.m.
Just a Reminder: "A Comedy of Tenors" will play at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street, March 2-11
"A Comedy of Tenors" will play at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street, March 2-11. Ticket information is at cctshows.com. Fridays and Saturday, the show goes on at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, the curtain opens at 2 p.m.