National Day of Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, is Thursday, May, 7 a.m.
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce is observing National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, 7 a.m. with a Prayer Breakfast at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. For more information, call 251-666-2488.
Mark, a Lab mix, is two years old and 25 pounds of fun. Think of adopting Mark or another pet at City of Mobile Animal Shelter, 855 Owens Street, Mobile.
University of Mobile announces a new Bachelor's Degree in Special Ed:
– A new bachelor’s degree in special education at University of Mobile prepares graduates to teach special education in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Graduates of the new Bachelor of Science in Collaborative Special Education will be considered Highly Qualified (HQ) by the Alabama State Department of Education and certified to teach special education in grades K-6.
Dr. Carolyn Corliss, dean of the University of Mobile School of Education, said the job outlook is good for special education teachers as schools increasingly are identifying students with learning disabilities earlier and the field is projected to grow, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“Special education teachers play a crucial role in our education system by working with vulnerable students who have documented learning disabilities or other cognitive and emotional impairments,” Corliss said.
“A bachelor’s degree in special education prepares graduates to create learning tailored for these students, which entails adapting general education curricula to fit those with moderate disabilities, or developing basic literacy and life skills for those with more severe challenges,” she added.
University of Mobile is accepting applications now, with classes beginning summer and fall semesters.
For more information about the UM School of Education and to apply, visit the website at umobile.edu/apply or contact Dr. Cynthia Erickson, assistant professor of education, firstname.lastname@example.org or 251.442.2392.
For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.
A 50’s Sock Hop & End of the School Year Party: Family Fun! is Thursday, May 24, 6-8 p.m., at Ben May Main Library
A 50’s Sock Hop & End of the School Year Party: Family Fun! is Thursday, May 24, 6-8 p.m., at Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street.
Those attending can dance to the music of the 50’s, enter a Hula Hoop competition, make their own glitter reading glasses, and enjoy a special screening of the movie,"Back to the Future." Movie runs 116 minutes and is rated PG. Root Beer Floats & Popcorn will be served. For more information, call 251-208-7086 or email email@example.com.
Help Me Grow Alabama--Learning Disabilities--a Parent’s Guide to Getting Good Care is Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.-noon at Ben May Main Library
Help Me Grow Alabama--Learning Disabilities--a Parent’s Guide to Getting Good Care is Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.-noon at Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street
Attendees can meet Amelia Leonard, Help Me Grow Care Coordinator for Region 8/South Alabama, as she discusses how to determine if your child needs help and where to go for diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and other support.
Help Me Grow is an organization that wants to ensure that all children have the best possible start in life. Amelia Leonard joined the Help Me Grow Alabama Team as a Regional Care Coordinator in September 2016. She has over 7 years of experience as a Certified Information and Referral Call Specialist and Database Resource Manager for United Way 2-1-1. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-7085 or 208-7078.
Jewish American Heritage Month: The Story of the Jews, Episodes 3 & 4 is Sunday, May 6, 1:30 p.m. Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library
Jewish American Heritage Month: The Story of the Jews, Episodes 3 & 4 is Sunday, May 6, 1:30 p.m. Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street
This special screening of the PBS series, "The Story of the Jews, " with Simon Schama. In Episode 3: A Leap of Faith and Episode 4: Over the Rainbow, Simon Schama discusses how for the Jews, enlightenment was a bright hopeful moment. He travels to Eastern Europe to consider the Jews’ profound impact. Streaming of this five-part series is made possible by Kanopy. For more information, please call 208-7079. To find out more about Kanopy, check out our website at www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/resources/emovies.php.
Award-winning author and historian Simon Schama has written and presented 50 documentaries on art, literature, and history throughout his illustrious career. The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama, follows him as he travels from Russia and the Ukraine to Egypt, Israel and Spain, exploring the imprint that Jewish culture has made on the world and the drama of suffering, resilience and rebirth that has gone with it. The five-part series is, at the same time, a personal journey for Schama, who has been immersed in Jewish history since his postwar childhood in London.
The Second Thursday Walk with the Curator at Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, is May 10, 10 a.m.-noon.
Mobile Botanical Gardens presents The Art of Celebrating History, A Six-Week Course: Fridays, May 11-June 15, 10 a.m.-noon.
Mobile Botanical Gardens presents The Art of Celebrating History, A Six-Week Course: Fridays, May 11-June 15, 10 a.m.-noon.
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 all students will have the opportunity to work in the medium of their choice. From graphite, colored pencil, gouache, watercolor, including English-dry brush to pen and colored inks.
The resulting works will form the basis of an exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art held June 26 - July 15.
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.
Cuban Festival at Mobile Museum of Art is Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m-5 p.m. This first ever Cuban Festival celebrates the shared cultures of Mobile and its sister city, Havana, Cuba.
MMoA invites all ages to a day full of family activities to experience Cuban culture and to enjoy "COMMON GROUND: Photographs of Havana and Mobile/" The MMofA special exhibition features photographs of shared characteristics seen in two sister cities, through the lens of photographers Chip Cooper and Julio Larramendi.
Dauphin Island's "art does it" is holding a Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2-5 p.m. at the gallery, 1101 Bienville Boulevard. The opening features painter Victoria Stewart and mann other gallery artists.
A Candidates Forum, hosted by Semmes Woman's Club, is May 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Semmes Community Center, 10141 Moffett Road, Semmes.
Candidates for the offices below will be at the Forum to Meet & Greet and answer questions:
State Senate District 34
State Representative House District 102
Mobile County Circuit Judge Place 6
Mobile County District Judge Place 4
Mobile County Board of Education Place 1
Mobile County Sheriff
Email questions for candidates to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This forum is sponsored by Semmes Senior Center, Semmes Woman's Club and Semmes Library Committee.
Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, May 22, 10-11 a.m. is Archaeology Story Time: The Pot that Juan Built at the USA Archaeology Museum at 6052 USA Drive South
Tuesday, May 22, 10-11 a.m. is Archaeology Story Time: The Pot that Juan Built at the USA Archaeology Museum at 6052 USA Drive South.
The public is invited by the Archaeology Museum to "Join us for a read-aloud of the book .The Pot that Juan Built' by Nancy Andrews-Goebel on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10 a.m.) Then Stick around after the story to make your own air-dry clay pot."
Admission to this event is FREE, but space is limited to 20 children. Email email@example.com to secure your spot. An RVSP to this event page does not count as official registration.
Parents or guardians must remain with their children through the duration of the event.
The Town of Dauphin Island Sunday Sunset Concerts begin April 29 at Ft. Gaines with The Jazz Studio (1-5 p.m.) and Swing (5:45-7:45 p.m.)
Environmental Studies Center Spring Open House is Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Families are invited to the 500-acre property that is the Mobile County School System's Environmental Studies Center. Enjoy a day of walking trails, native wildlife exhibits, animal presentation, planetarium shows, food, and fun. All proceeds from concessions and all donations go to wildlife care.
Admission to the event is free; the Center is at 5101 Girby Road; parking is at nearby Burns Middle School. For more information, call 251-221-5000.
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on May 2, noon-1 p.m. will celebrate the Small Business of the Year; Sen. Bill Hightower will be guest speaker
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on May 2, noon-1 p.m. will celebrate the Small Business of the Year. The three finalists are Georgia Roussos Catering, United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile and Mobile Lumber & Millwork. The winner will be announced at the luncheon.
Guest Speaker will be Sen. Bill Hightower. Luncheon sponsors will be Delta Disaster Services and Legal Shield Business Solutions with the luncheon catered by Naman's.
RSVP is required due to the high number expected to attend, contact the office 251.666.2488. The Chamber meeting is at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road.
National Public Garden Day Celebration at Mobile Botanical Gardens is Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m
National Public Garden Day Celebration at Mobile Botanical Gardens is Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mobile Botanical Gardens is at 5151 Museum Drive.
People of all ages are invited to experience the beauty, wonder and educational opportunities at MBG, 5151 Museum Drive. They are welcome to come tour the Gardens, participate in botanical art projects, make a print of some of the plants, learn about opportunities and activities going on, and engage with the close-knit community around the Gardens.
Tickets can be found online at mbgrebloomshop.com. Cost is $5/Adults, $3/Children ages 4-18.
The schedule of events is as follows:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - All-day activity tables and stations: monoprints, botanical art and sketching demonstrations, coloring and chalk art
10 - 11 a.m.- Kick-off Tour of the Gardens with the Curator of Collections
12 - 1 p.m.- Plant Clinic- “The Doctor is In!”- Do you need help with plants in your yard or have a trouble spot you need a plant for? Bring pieces or pictures of plants for identification or diagnosis and we'll provide the help.
2 - 3 p.m.: Tour of the Longleaf Pine Forest
All proceeds will benefit the MBG Botanical Arts program
Randy would like to change his home address at Mobile County Animal Shelter to one where people live
Randy is a 6-months-old, high energy Bulldog mix who needs a place of his own to run and play. He is heartworm negative and his $80 adoption fee covers his nueter, vaccines, wormer, and a microchip.
Anyone interested in adopting "Randy" or any of the other adoptable pets, stop by the shelter at 7665 Howells Ferry Road.
With the exception of holidays, the shelter is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Follow the Mobile County Animal Shelter on Facebook, Instagram (mcacshelter), or Twitter (@mcacshelter) to receive updates about adoptable pets and upcoming events.
"Write it! Publish it!" will be on Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, May 9-May 30.at Mobile Botanical Gardens
"Write it! Publish it!" will be on Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, May 9-May 30.at Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive. Instructors will be Gail Gehlken and Sue B. Walker.
Participants in this class can earn how to submit their works for publication in literary e-zines and journals. They can preview the guidelines for submitting to state and local contests. And how to make decisions on whether they should you use electronic submission or snail mail.
This course is a companion offering to the Writing In Nature series taught by the Gehlken and Walker.
The Mobile Sports Authority - Tour de Bay event is Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6
Tour de Bay two-day event is hosted by Team Share the Road and the Mobile Sports Authority on May 5 and 6. It is sanctioned by USA Cycling and will serve as the 2017 Alabama State Criterium Championship.
On Saturday, May 5, the Alabama State Criterium Championship will begin at 10 a.m. and the Start and Finish lines will be on Dauphin St. at N. Warren St.
The Ride on Sunday, May 6, at 8 a.m. will begin and end at Serda’s Brewing Co. Riders can choose one of the two distances for the Ride: 60 Kilometers Fondo (37.28 miles) or a 22 Mile Fun Ride. Regardless of the distance, the Ride will take participants throughout Mobile County.