Via! 5 Points Healthy Living Expo is Tuesday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.-noon at Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin Street
Via! 5 Points Healthy Living Expo is Tuesday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.-noon at Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin Street.
The event, presented by Via in partnership with WKRG News 5 features information for seniors and up-and-coming Baby Boomers, a blood drive, health screenings, flu clinic, door prizes, giveaways refreshments--and an opportunity to meet t WKRG-TV 5 News Team. Church and community groups are welcome.
For more information or vendor applications, contact Barbara Estes, 251-470-5229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan Now for Benefit Bass Tournament for Saraland Police Officer Jackie Tucker, Saturday, August 5th
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Small Business Luncheon is Wednesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center
The 2nd Annual Small Business Luncheon, sponsored by SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, is Wednesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road.
Admission is $12 for members, $15 for potential members and $100 for a table of 8. RSVP at 251-666-2488.
Finalists for the Small Business of the Year Award are Feeding the Gulf Coast, Integrity Services and Touching Hearts Senior Care.
Guest speaker at the event will be Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson. The luncheon, sponsored by Alabama Power Company, will be catered by Georgia Roussos Catering.
4th Annual Sunset Cruise Car Show will be Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Green Park on Dauphin Island
The 4th Annual Sunset Cruise Car Show, featuring classic and vintage vehicles, will be Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Green Park on Dauphin Island.
Entry fee is $20 per vehicle; multiple car entries are $15 each ($5 added for day-of-event registration.) Car show participants can compete in a Poker Run with a chance to win 40 pounds of shrimp.
In addition to the auto exhibit, there'll be a Swap Meet and a Raffle. Raffle tickets are $5 each and prizes include, for first place, a 60-quart Bayou Cooler and 60 pounds of shrimp; second place prize is 30 pounds of shrimp, and third place win is 20 pounds of shrimp.
Judging will start at noon with an awards ceremony at 3 p.m.
For information, call Town Hall, 251-861-5525 Ext. 222.
Sunday, May 7, 4-7 p.m., the University of South Alabama Foundation will host "Local Goodness 2017," a unique farm-to-table event and silent auction
On Sunday, May 7, 4-7 p.m., the University of South Alabama Foundation will host "Local Goodness 2017," a unique farm-to-table event and silent auction. The event will be at the University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital at the Strada Patient Care Center overlooking the beautiful Geri Moulton Children’s Park on the hospital’s campus.
At this casual party in the park, guests will dine on local meats, seafood and produce as they enjoy authentic bluegrass music performed by local band Fat Man Squeeze.
With an emphasis on the services we provide families in our community, Local Goodness will pay tribute to local cuisine, art and music while raising awareness and support for the hospital’s mission of providing the highest quality healthcare for the children and women in this region.
Tickets for this event are $150 and can be purchased by calling 251-415-1636 or visiting Local Goodness. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Beth Mattei at (251) 415-1636 or email@example.com.
Mobile Botanical Gardens offers a botanical art studio class "Crazy for the Red White and Blue!" May 24-June 28, 2017
Mobile Botanical Gardens, with instructor Derek Norman, is offering a botanical art studio class designed for the student to create, during the six week class, a series of three individual botanical flower drawings/paintings. Each work will be inspired by a red, a white and a blue flower. And each student will have the opportunity to work in the medium of their choice. From graphite; colored pencil; gauache; watercolor, including English-dry brush to pen and colored inks.
MBG says that "This is a class ideally suited for the beginning, intermediate and advanced student. For the beginner it is an opportunity to discover the therapeutic and aesthetic pleasures of drawing and painting from nature. And for the intermediate and advanced student an occasion to further advance their individual drawing and painting techniques across a palette of challenging colors."
The resulting works from the class will form the basis of an informal exhibition and a reception at the Mobile Botanical Gardens to celebrate 4th of July.
The classes will be held on Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., May 24 - June 28. Cost is $125 for members and $150 for non-members. Go to www.mobilebotanicalgardens.org for more information.
Mobile Botanical Gardens to offer boat tour "In Search of the American Lotus Blooms in the Delta" June 17th
For Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m.-11ish, MBG has chartered the Osprey tour boat for a morning trip into the Mobile Delta during the peak bloom season for Lotus.
This trip will be an opportunity for botanical artists, photographers, Delta enthusiasts and anyone just interested in taking a closer look at these beatiful flowers of the Delta. Seating is limited, so sign up early. Trip includes boat transportation, Guides, boxed lunch, and beverages (bottled water / sodas).
Cost for MBG members is $50 and for non-members. Go to www.mobilebotanicalgardens.org for more information.
Friday, May 5, 7 p.m., Mobile Mystery Dinners presents "The Case of the Maple Tree Murder" at Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
On Friday, May 5, 7 p.m., Mobile Mystery Dinners will present "The Case of the Maple Tree Murder" at Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street in Mobile. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; dress is casual.
The menu is a Cinco de Mayo Buffet.
Advance reservations at $59 per person (plus tax) are required by contacting Lisa Russell at 251-415-3092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The Music Man" opens at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street, on May 5 and runs weekends through May 21
"The Music Man" opens at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street, on May 5 and runs weekends through May 21.
Nedra Bloom will direct the popular show by Meredith Willson--Music Man is rounding out the CCT's 53rd season.
In The Music Man, the audience will meet Professor Harold Hill who shows up in River City, Iowa, just in time for the Fourth of July picnic, with plans for a boys’ band, says the CCT synopis of the play. "There’ll be bright shiny trombones and trumpets, flashy uniforms and spectacular music, Hill tells the townsfolk, and he’ll lead the band himself. But Hill is a con man without a clue about music. And Marian the Librarian knows it."
The show features toe-tapping favorites like “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Trouble,” “Wells Fargo Wagon” and “Rock Island Line,” and romantic favorites like “My White Knight” and “Till There Was You,” plus barbershop quartet music. "It’s buoyant and upbeat and just plain fun," CCT says.
Ticket sales begin April 21. Show dates and times are as follows: May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m. and May 7, 14, 21 at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.cctshows.com or call 251-457-8887.
On Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m., Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra is presenting "Concert in the Park" at Trinity Gardens Park
On Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m., Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra is presenting "Concert in the Park" at the Michael C. Dow Amphitheater, Trinity Gardens Park, 30 Banks Avenue. The concert is free and there'll be free refreshments. For more information, call 251-432-2010.
Mother's Day Brunch Buffet in the Crystal Ballroom at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa. 26 N. Royal Street, is Sunday, May 14, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost is $62 per person, children 6-12, 1/2 price and those younger than 6 eat free. Reservations are required by calling 251-338-5441. An extensive menu is planned.
The Market at The Pillars is Sunday, May 7, noon-4 p.m. at The Pillars, 1757 Government Street, Mobile.
Public · Hosted by The Market at The Pillars
The Market promises "A fun afternoon of local makers, bakers, crafters and artists! Live music and local eats." The event is free, open to the public and pet friendly.
Market in the Park, hosted by Mobile Arts Council, is happening every Saturday through July 29th, 7:30 a.m.-noon
Each year, the Mobile Arts Council works with the City of Mobile’s Special Events Department to produce Market in the Park (downtown market at Mardi Gras Park, previously Market on the Square at Cathedral Square.)
The market features one-of-a-kind arts and crafts produced by local artisans, as well as locally grown produce, seafood, cheese and eggs, honeys, flowers and plants, baked goods, pasta, and more.
The market runs every Saturday from April 29 through July 29, , 7:30-noon
The Shakespeare Club of Mobile celebrated William Shapespeare's 453rd birthday at a tea in his honor, Thursday, April 20th at Spring Hill Presbyterian Church.
The program was presented by Michael Green and Whitney Upton, who repeated their lines from their roles in the Joe Jefferson Players' recent production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing."
Following the program, Club members and guests enjoyed a reception, which included the traditional birthday cake.
Photos courtesy of Carolyn Owens.
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8-11 a.m., the Lions Club of Mobile will present the Lions Club Tunnel Vision 5K Run. The run/walk starts at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Government Street, in front of the Mobile Public Library and will end at Cafe Del Rio on the Mobile Causeway.
Proceeds from the Tunnel Vision 5K will benefit the sight programs of the Lions Club of Mobile; visit www.lionsclubofmobile.org to learn about their programs.
Participants are asked to park near the start of the 5K. Shuttle buses will be available to take participants from Cafe Del Rio to the start after the event; shuttles will start leaving Cafe Del Rio at 8:45 a.m.
For more information and to register for the Tunnel Vision 5K Run May 6th, go to www.lionsclubofmobile.org.
Queens with Dreams Black & White Summer Party is planned for Saturday, July 15, 7 to midnight at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street
Queens with Dreams Black & White Summer Party is planned for Saturday, July 15, 7 to midnight at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street, Mobile.
The 3rd Annual Queens with Dreams Black & White Party is Saturday, July 15, 7-11 p.m. at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street. This year's theme is "Summer Party," so attendees are encouraged to "pull out your best black and white summer attire and head out for a fun night of dancing, food and fun." Cash bar will be available.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and can be purchased from any Queens with Dream member or by Paypal at email@example.com. Include name and number of tickets in the "Comments" on Paypal.
A Night of Paddling Films, hosted by Mobile Bay Sierra Club and Mobile Bay & Kayak Club, 5 Rivers, Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m.
The Mobile Bay Sierra Club and The Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club and are co-hosting “A Night of Paddling Films” on Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. sharp. The two feature films are "Dale Sanders - From Source to Sea" and "Paddle for the North - six mates-six rivers-three canoes-two months." Each film is approximately 55 minutes long.
"We want to share our love of paddling and the outdoors, inspire people to get out and explore waterways both local and afar, and to encourage appreciation of wild places," said the Mobile Bay Sierra Club invitation.
The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. The location is 5 Rivers, Alabama’s Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL 36527 (entrance is across from Meaher State Park on the Mobile Bay Causeway).
For more information, contact Carol Adams-Davis, 702-496-5050 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
O'Daly's Irish Pub and Joe Jefferson Playhouse to host 80's Karaoke Prom & Costume Contest May 20th
Joe Jefferson Players are taking their guests "back to the days of metal bands and big hair" when Rock of Ages opens June 2. To get the party started early, they are inviting guests to "come be a part of it at our totally awesome 80's Karaoke Prom" at O'Daly's Irish Pub, Draft Picks and Dauphin Street Blues Company on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
"We will have contests for the best 80's costumes and group costumes. Grab your leg warmers, muscle shirts and acid washed jeans and join us." There'll also be 80's Karaoke, Drink Specials to Benefit JJP; Prom Photos and Props; Prizes and more. "You'll even get to meet and take photos with the cast and hear a sneak peek or two from the show," JJP press release promises. AND it's free to get in! (*21 and older only)
O"Daly's Irish Pub is at 564 Dauphin Street, Mobile.
From the office of Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson comes the following good news:
For the first time in Mobile Police Department (MPD) history, all cadets in the police academy will create relationships with the community as part of their training. In addition to learning defense tactics and emergency vehicle operations, cadets will be engaging with youth and seniors through a variety of activities.As part of the pilot program, cadets served in the community centers during the Mobile County Public School's spring break this month. Upon arrival, the recruits played kickball, dodgeball, basketball, musical chairs and board games with the youth. MPD also participated in a training exercise with the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department to demonstrate to the youth how to operate the emergency equipment and vehicles. The students also had the opportunity to interact with the dogs from the K-9 unit and the horses from the mounted unit.
This is an opportunity for our cadets to engage with citizens while learning to protect and serve. By including community engagement in the recruits' initial training, both the cadets and the citizens begin to see each other from different perspectives. Citizens learn who the men and women are behind the uniform, and the cadets begin to better understand the citizens they are called to serve. Making these connections in the community early on will help transform the relationship between the police force and our neighborhoods