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 information, see MMoA Facebook page or visit mobilemuseumofart. .
Dr. Fun's Groove Party, hosted by GROOVE Alabama and USA Children's & Women's Hospital is Thursday, March 7, 5:30-6:15 p.m. at USA Children's & Women's Hospital, 1700 Center Street.
Would you like someone to paint your house? or maybe your antique auto? Savannah Bell, who will be a vendor at the March 9th Satsuma Swamp Fest will do that.
But don't run down to The Home Depot for house paint.
Savannah is a watercolor artist and, if you bring a photo of your home or vintage car to Swamp Fest, she will produce a beautiful handpainted image of your favorite things.
This is a new venture for Savannah. She grew up in Saraland and graduated from Satsuma High School. She is a student at the University of Montevallo studying Human Development and Family Studies.
Her new small business, Homes by Sav, came about almost by accident.
"Over Christmas break, I painted my childhood home for my parents as a thank you to them for a safe and loving place to call home. Since I am getting married and will start my own family and home soon, I wanted to make sure they knew I would forever be thankful for the house that built me, and for parents that were the perfect example of how to make a house into a home," she said.
Then, she said, "I enjoyed painting their house so much that I painted for my future in-laws as their Christmas gift as well.
"When a good friend saw my work, she wanted to buy paintings for her family members for Christmas! Her mom posted a photo of the painting on Facebook, and I was shocked by the positive responses of people wanting to buy paintings.
"When I saw so many people were interested, I decided to create a Facebook page called Homes By Sav and start taking orders."
Savannah said that she mainly focuses on painting homes, "but I am happy to work with other requests."
At Swamp Fest, she will be advertising custom work as well as selling watercolor paintings.
"I am so excited about being a vendor at Swamp Fest," Savannah said.
So bring a picture of your home and let her turn it into a masterpiece.
The 7th Annual Satsuma Swamp Fest is Saturday, March 9, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on the campus of Satsuma High School, 1 Gator Drive, Satsuma.
"Exploring Watercolor with Satomi Kamei" will be Thursdays, March 7-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. .
"Exploring Watercolor with Satomi Kamei" will be Thursdays, March 7-March 28, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art
StoryTime at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center presents "Firefly at Stonybrook Farm" on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 10-11 a.m. at 5 Rivers, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard. Children are invited to 5 Rivers to hear the story by Wendy Pfeffer, a book under the Smithsonian Institution's Backyard series of children's books.
Firefly crawls out of the ground and flies into the night sky. Flashing his glowing body, he attempts to find a mate. Danger strikes when a little girl tries to catch him. Will he get away?
Designed for children up to the age of 6 years, Story Time occurs the first and third Tuesday of every month. We read a nature-themed story in the theater, followed by arts and crafts. It's always free, family friendly, no registration required.
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.
Coffee & Networking, hosted by SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, is Tuesday, February 19, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. RSVP at 251-666-2488 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon is Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 11:30 a.m. at 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Guest Speaker will be Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste. For reservations, call 251-666-2488.
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.
Chili makers are invited to "Enter your most delicious vegan chili in the competition for a chance to win bragging rights and some great prizes, or come out and taste/judge and just enjoy eating some delicious chili while hanging out with great people in this vegan-friendly craft-beer microbrewery."
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.
Details: If you are entering the competition, bring 2 gallons of chili in a warming crock with a serving spoon. The only requirement is that it be vegan. Competitors can also participate in judging. ARC will provide vegan sour cream and cheese shreds along with cornbread.
Prizes and bragging rights go to winners in the following five categories: Best Overall; Best Traditional; Most Creative; Best for Carnivores and Best for Crunchy Hippy Vegans.
Prizes include framed photos of rescued animals, gift certificates for local businesses, vegan cooking classes and more.
In Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council Children’s School Art Program, "Study of Henri Matisse," the children first saw a short film on Artist Henri Matisse. Afterwards, they made tribute collages with free-form cut paper, an art form for which Matisse is famous. "They did an amazing job and had fun while learning some art history," according to DIHAC.
Register now for the 2019 Funky Monkey 5K & Fun Run scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2019.
The family-friendly Funky Monkey 5K Run, presented by Thompson Engineering, follows a certified course on the University of South Alabama campus. The course begins and finishes at the Moulton Bell Tower. Top finishers in each age group receive custom Funky Monkey awards. All runners are rewarded at the Funky Monkey Finish Party where the highlight is Mobile’s Biggest Banana Split by Cammie's Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe. The Funky Monkey Finish Party includes great food and drink, music and door prizes.
Our 2018 event raised more than $15,000 for the Thompson Foundation, which awards grants to community organizations and scholarships to students interested in studying engineering, architecture and other technical specialties.
The Funky Monkey is also proud to host the Funky Monkey Charity Challenge. Non-profits are encouraged to recruit runners and walkers to participate, and a $1,000 grant is awarded to the charity with the most support through registration.
Funky Monkey Sponsors: Sponsor our event with a tax-deductible donation. Sponsorships range from $1,500 to $250, and all come with fun perks. Email email@example.com to learn more.
March ArtWalk, hosted by Mobile Arts Council and LODA Artwalk, is Friday, March 8, 2019, 6-9 p.m. at Mobile Arts Council, 318 Dauphin Street.
This March, the Mobile Arts Council will feature works from the Central Arts Collective and R. Warren Goler. The Central Arts Collective (also known as the Central ArtSanctuary), is an exhibition and performance space in midtown Mobile that currently hosts 15 artists-in-residence. These artists include Dre Jones, Jeff Johnston, Lisa Warren, Gail Rancier Wilson, Ardith Goodwin, Susan Downing-White, Nancy Goodman, Sharon Heggenman, Kathleen Kirk Stoves, Shauna Meiri, Stephanie Morris, Janie Holland, Anna Marie-Babington, Will Fawcett and Vernon Rieneke. The Danielle Juzan Gallery will feature paintings and mixed-media works by Warren Goler, which are intended to enlighten the spirit and mind.
Stop by Cathedral Square for movies and music, visit downtown's other participating galleries and venues for more art and live performances, and stroll through Bienville Square to support the LoDa Night Market Vendors.
MAC's exhibitions will hang through March 28th, with a special reception from 5 – 9 p.m. on LoDa ArtWalk night, March 8th. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekdays. The gallery will be closed on March 4th and 5th for the Mardi Gras holiday.
The 7th Annual GLOW RUN - Colors of Cancer, presented by Colors of Cancer Glow Run, is Saturday, March 9
The 7th Annual GLOW RUN - Colors of Cancer, presented by Colors of Cancer Glow Run, is Saturday, March 9, 2019, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road N, Mobile. Tickets:· Free--$22.09 are at www.eventbrite.com
The Glow Run will bring awareness cancers, and whether you have been affected yourself or participating for a friend, family or coworker, participate, show your support and have a great time.
Come early as 4 p.m. to register and join in the interactive one-of-a-kind Leave it at the Fence Display.
This event is timed, but there are just as many walkers as runners, making it ideal for both experienced runners and first-time participants. Walkers and runners of all ages and athletic abilities including strollers.
The Fun Run is at 6:30 p.m. with the 5K Run/Walk immediately following.
Save the Date:
2019 Mobtown Mac 'n Cheese Fest, a benefit for United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile, Saturday, April 6, 2019, noon-3 p.m. at Cathedral Square. Tickets are at www.ucpmobile.org.
UCP's information reads, "We believe that Macaroni and Cheese is THE ultimate comfort food! And we’re not alone – cities throughout the country have held competitions to see who can prepare the best bowl of cheesy goodness. Join us in our endeavor to determine who has the best Mac ‘n Cheese in town. All proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile
Mark your Calendar:
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 and availability coming soon.)
Grand Bay Community Center's Quilting/Sewing Group will meet Tuesday, February 26, 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 4 p.m. and Tuesday, March 12, 4 p.m. The event is at Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 US Highway 90, Grand Bay.
Beginners and Seasoned Quilters meet to share ideas and enjoy learning to quilt. The public is invited to join like minded folks who just love to create beautiful quilts and more.
This is a new group so help us grow, while making new friends and sharing what you love with old friends.
Come when you can stay as long as you like.