Mark your calendar: Semmes Heritage Day 2020 is Saturday, May 2nd, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Semmes Heritage Park, 3871 Wulff Road, Semmes.
The day will be filled with free family fun as Semmes residents and visitors enjoy a view of the past in the Park, and, in the present, arts & crafts, music and entertainment, exhibits and demonstrations.
There will be children's games; Camellia Maids will be on hand to add beauty, and various vendors will peddle their wares.
Should those attending get hungry, lunch plates will be available for a $5 donation.
People who love history will appreciate the 1902 Semmes Schoolhouse, sitting on its original plot of ground. They can sit in antique desks built for two, Pledge Allegiance to the flag
Malone Chapel, a replica of the first Baptist church in Semmes, sits nearby. To round out the authenticity of the turn-of-the-twentieth century is a log cabin filled with antique furniture and implements.
So circle the date on your calendar: May 2--and plan to attend Semmes Heritage Day for fun, entertainment and education.
Dino Egg Hunt at the Exploreum, 65 Government Street is Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The public is invited to "Hop on in and see what all the buzz is about at the Exploreum Science Center’s annual Easter event. Join us for our ever-popular Easter egg hunt as we kick off a day of jaw-dropping science experiments. From water marbled eggs to recycled bird feeders, we have activities for the whole family! And don’t miss a visit with our very own Easter Bunny. We know someBUNNY will be excited to see you." Doors open at 9 a.m. The Egg Hunt begins PROMPTLY at 10 a.m. (Don't delay on this as the egg hunt goes faster than one might think depending on the number of visitors.)
The 17th Semmes Azalea Festival is Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at MGM High School campus, 4275 Snow Road, Semmes. As part of the fun, Hazzard Motor Sports presents the 3rd Annual “Help Find a Cure Car, Truck and Bike Show.” This show will be part of the Hosted by the Semmes Chamber of Commerce.
All proceeds from the car show goes to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Registration for the Car Show is at 8 a.m. and the Car Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with awards given at 3 p.m. This year’s Car Show features $20 Vehicle Registration; FREE Admission for spectators of all ages; Open Car Show to all Cars, Trucks, Jeeps, Motorcycles, Specialty & Classics, Rat Rods and all car clubs are welcome; $300 Cash Drawing; Live DJ; Food Vendors- Shaved Ice, BBQ, Funnel Cakes, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and much more; 50/50 Cash Raffle & Door Prizes; Participants Choice Judging; Vinyl Window Stickers and Many Awards.
The Azalea Festival, sponsored by Semmes Chamber of Commerce, also includes Dance Shows, Choir, and Jazz/Rock Bands; Craft & Vendor Booths; Children’s play area with carnival style rides and games; Plant Sale- Sponsored by the MGM Football Booster/Horticulture Club--beautiful azaleas and other shrubs on display for sale.
For information on the Car Show, Email or Call Eddie Respess @ 251-753-8045 or email email@example.com
Serda Brewing Co., 600 Government Street, is hosting an "Old Time Music Jam" on Monday, March 2, 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to "Bring your instruments and voices for a musical fellowship experience surrounded by great local beers!"
Historic Mobile Preservation Society 2020 Mardi Gras Doubloon Swap is Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cox-Deasy Cottage. Bring out your extra Mardi Gras doubloons to swap/buy/sell with others adding to your collection. Have an Mardi Gras item you aren't certain about? Bring it in for assistance in identifying it. A $5.00 entrance fee is requested as a donation to HMPS. Door prizes will be available.
Congratulations to 1SG Lyttle and the Chickasaw High School JROTC program for being selected for the 3rd Year in a row to compete in the JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl in Washington, DC. The Chieftains are one of only 40 schools selected for the all expense paid trip.
Mobile Mystery Dinners present "Mobile's Azalea Trail Murder Tale" on Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7-10 p.m. in Bellingrath Hall, 1260 Dauphin Street (corner of Ann & Dauphin in Central Presbyterian Church.) Advance reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information, see www.mobilemysterydinners.com. Information is also at 251-865-7398. Reservations include $6200 pp Inclusive); Free parking; A delicious meal; An unlimited wine bar from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. plus 2.5 hours of entertainment by MOBILE MYSTERY DINNERS AND THE MMD PLAYERS.
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Business Meeting is Wednesday, March 4, 2020 with networking at 11:30- a.m. and the meeting at noon. The meeting is at SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Lunch will be catered by Moe's Southwest Grill; guest speaker is Justin Evoy, the Plant Manager of BASF Corporation's Theodore, AL Trion M manufacturing facility. About Trion: The Trion M plant was constructed in 2014-2015 and started up in November 2015. Trion M is a sustainable, biodegradable chelate agent with applications in automatic dish washing detergent and other surface and industrial cleaning applications. Cost of lunch is $12 for members and $15 for guests. For more information, contact 251.666.2488 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Semmes Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon is Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:45-1 p.m. at Pathway Church Students' Center. Speaker will be Jake Peavy. Luncheon sponsor is United Bank and Caterer will be Semmes House of Pizza.
Mark Your Calendar: "Serve it Up With Love" Ladies' Tournament is Thursday, April 2, 9 a.m.-noon at Copeland Cox Tennis Center, Mobile. Serve It Up With Love Men and Women’s Charity Tennis Tournament, benefiting the Child Advocacy Center, will celebrate its 15th Anniversary on April 2 at the Copeland Cox Tennis Center. Michelob Ultra and Briggs Equipment will present the event again this year. Ladies play will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in a team format of four courts of doubles. Ladies Night Play in a team format and will begin at 6:00 p.m. The men will play at 6:00 p.m. with three courts of doubles in straight level format. The Mixed Doubles Tournament will be held Sunday, April 5 at 2:00.
"Images from Africa, with Susan Rouillier" will be Friday, March 6, 6:30 p.m. at Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council, 918 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island. The public is invited to the gallery as photographer and writer Susan Rouillier shares highlights of her recent African adventure. After a short welcoming reception, Susan will give an introductory overview of her experience, with emphasis on the local ecology and challenges facing African wildlife, followed by a slideshow of select images from the trip. Open to the public and free of charge.
Auditions for "Evil Dead: The Musical" at Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S. Carlen Street, is March 22 and March 23, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Performances will be June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m. and June 7, 14, 21 at 2 p.m. For more information, see http://www.joejeffersonplayers.com.
Orchard Assembly Church community Annual Egg Hunt and festivities event is Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. There will be thousands of eggs, inflatables, food, games, face painting and more. To volunteer (or for more information), text “orchardegghunt” to 97000, or visit orchardassembly. The church is at 10245 Howells Ferry Road in Semmes.
Chickasaw Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. at the Walking Trail behind the post office.
"The Detectives Dinner Theatre" at Ruth's Chris Steak House, 2058 Airport Boulevard, is Friday, March 13, 2020, 6 p.m. The community is invited to "The Detectives Comedy Dinner." Tickets are $75 with a cash bar, but don't worry, the laughs are free! Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Contact Laura Reeves at 251-476-0516 for reservations.
The Town of Dauphin Island will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Green Park on Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. Youngsters are encouraged to bring their baskets or other containers to collect eggs. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos.
FOL Book Sale, presented by Friends of the Mobile Public Library and Mobile Public Library, will be on 3 dates: March 27, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. for FOL members only preview sale; March 28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and March 29, 1-6 p.m. The sale is at Abba Shrine Center, 7701 Hitt Road. Prices are as follows: Friday & Saturday, $2 for Hardbacks and DVDs, $1 for paperbacks, audiobooks & music; Sunday, $1 for Hardbacks and DVDs
$0.50 for paperbacks, audiobooks & music.
ARC's 3rd Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off, presented by ARC -Awakening Respect and Compassion for all sentient beings and Serda Brewing Co., is Saturday, March 21, 2020, 2-4 p.m. at Serda Brewing Co., 600 Government Street, Mobile. Tickets to enter the competition are $10 and can be pre-purchased at the website www.arcforallbeings.org or www.southernvegan.org.
Note to Community--Chefs and visitors:
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.
Children under the age of ten attend for free. Tickets for children older that ten are five dollars and students receive five dollar discount off with student ID.
Competition Details: If you are entering the competition, register by Friday, March 20th at the website (www.southernvegan.org). The day of the event, 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.
Mobile Symphony Orchestra is saluting young talent and classical masterworks with Vivace, March 7 and 8 at the Saenger. Cello prodigy Sujari Britt will perform the Saint-Saëns cello concerto. Sujari has been playing music since she was 2-years-old and has been playing cello since she was 4. She recently earned her bachelor's degree in cello performance at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. The concert opens with Masquerade and concludes with Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5. Mobile Symphony Orchestra is at 257 Dauphin Street, Mobile. Contact is 251-432-2010; see MSO website for Email.
Pancakes & Puppies, hosted by Wilmer Hall Children's Home and Animal Rescue Foundation, is Saturday, March 21, 2020, 7-10 a.m. at Wilmer Hall Children's Home, 3811 Old Shell Road. Tickets are at donate.wilmerhall.org. Pancakes & Puppies breakfast includes pancakes, Conecuh Sausage, Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Co. coffee plus jumpies, face painting and balloons plus a dog adoption through Animal Rescue Foundation. Cost is $6 per person.