On Saturday, June 22, 1-3 p.m., the public is invited Semmes Regional Library, 9150 Moffett Road, to meet local Christian Historical Romance Author, Beth White, as she introduces her latest book, “A Reluctant Belle.” White created a whole series set in Mobile during successive historical periods—French Colonial, American Revolution and War of 1812. The current series is set in Reconstruction Era Tupelo, Mississippi with some scenes in Mobile, Oxford, Tuscaloosa and Memphis.
Beth White grew up in the South, specifically North Mississippi, which has a rich tradition of fostering writers, storytelle, and musicians. She is fond of both music and literature, and she teaches chorus at Davidson High School by day, while conducting a secret life as a romance writer by night.
A book signing and refreshments will follow her presentation. For more information on the author, go to www.bethwhite.net. The event is sponsored by Mobile Public Library and Semmes Regional Library. The public is invited to attend.
Coffee with the Chamber, hosted by SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, is Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Members are encouraged to "Drop by the Chamber on your way to work and start your day off right with a hot cup of coffee and networking." There's no cost to attend. All attendees are asked to give a short introduction about their business; don't forget your business cards. The event is sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway.
Book Signing, hosted by The Joe Cain Marching Society and Innova Arts is Friday, June 7, 5-7 p.m. at 1803 Old Shell Road, Mobile. Wayne Dean will be signing his book "Have a Good Time but Don't Get Bad (150 years of Joe Cain.") Jim Wainwright will be playing and wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. If you haven't purchased a book yet we will have them for sale or you can buy them at https://joecainmarchers.com/50th-anniversary-book/
Extravagant Readers Adult Book Club will meet at Toulminville Branch Library to discuss "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly.
On June 8, 3-4 p.m., Extravagant Readers Adult Book Club will meet at Toulminville Branch Library to discuss "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly. The story is an account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program. The book describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes. For more information, call 251-580-7144.
Pick a Pet at the Mobile County Animal Shelter, 7665 Howells Ferry Road. The shelter is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Shelter is not open on holidays. For more information or to see a list of adoptable pets, follow the Mobile County Animal Shelter on Facebook, Instagram (mcacshelter), or Twitter (@mcacshelter)
"School of Rock: The Musical" will be presented by The Pact on June 5-7, 7:30 p.m. at The Steeple, 251 Saint Francis Street, Mobile. Tickets via Eventbrite are $15-$45. School of Rock: The Musical will be directed and choreographed by Jacob Rowe and musically directed by Christie Breland. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Steeple will open at 6:30 each evening. The 1895 Room will be open prior to the show, theatre doors will open shortly after. Concessions will also be available for purchase in The 1895 Room. There will be a cash bar open before the show and during intermission card and cash only. . Seating is general seating. Tickets are available now online or can be purchased at the door on the night of the show if space is available.
On June 8th, 10:30 a.m. at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library, all aged children can visit with friends and learn how to make Ribbon Bookmarks. For more information, call 251-494-4132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon is Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Business Luncheon is Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Margie Wilcox, State Representative, District 104 will be guest speaker.
Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch catered by Dick Russell's Famous Bar-B-Q and the meeting begin at noon until 1 p.m. Thanks to the luncheon sponsor The Grounds.
RSVP to 251.666.2488 or email@example.com. Lunch is $12 for members and $15 for guests.
The June 7th "A Marvel Universe of Stories" presentation at Ben May Main Library at both 1 and 3 p.m. is "Iron Man." Marvel comics superhero and alter ego, munitions magnate Tony Stark takes on villains bent on world domination. The film runs 125 minutes and is rated PG-13. For more information, call 251-340-1458.
The 6th Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic is August 5th. The BLBKC fishing tournament is the largest kayak fishing tournament in the State of Alabama.
Last year’s tournament welcomed many attendees and anglers, plus prizes, live entertainment, vendors, T-shirts, arts and crafts, food, great family environment and world class fishing .
The tournament is currently welcoming sponsors for this exciting event. Some of last years sponsors were Alabama Power, Yellowhammer Fishing, Greer’s, Mostellar Medical, ITS, City of Bayou La Batre, Cold Blooded Fishing, Southern Kayak Fishing and Esfeller Construction.
Note to families: Pack up your family and head down to the Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic this August. It promises to be a great event and fun for the whole family. Worried your kids are too young to enter? Don’t be. The BLBKC has a junior division and children can even fish with their parents from the docks. Even if you don’t feel like entering, check out the booths and all our other activities—you never know what you’re going to find!
For more information on the event, visit www.bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org. Participants can also register at https://clear-give.com/egive3/index.cfm?page=events.
On June 20, 11:45 a.m. in the Chickasaw Elementary School Gym, 80 Grant Street, the Chamber of Commerce will host the Chickasaw City Chieftain Awards Ceremony.
This year, the program will include the Citizen of the Year, First Responder of the Year, City Employee of the Year along with Volunteer and other awards for people contributing to the improvement of the city.
All nominations for the 2019 COY are to be turned in to City Hall no later then June 13th or returned by mail by June 12th. (for more information, see Chickasaw Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cityofchickasaw/) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at City Hall.
For other information, call Robert McFall at 251-452-3941.
The Shoppes at Bel Air Mall is hosting Summer time Storytime on Mondays at 11 a.m. (June 10, 17, 24.) Parents can bring their children to join Cherold Rhodes with the Mobile Public Library at the fountain area for stories, songs and activities. Storytime is open to all ages and is free of charge. Juice and a snack will be provided.
Celebrate Flag Day! Family Fun Friday, June 14, 10 a.m.-Noon at West Regional Library, 5555 Grelot Road. Join members of the Mobile Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Mobile Public Library for crafts, games and snacks. Discover historical facts surrounding the American flag and don't be surprised if Betsy Ross makes an appearance as well! For more information, call 251-421-5650.
Night Market at Mobile Museum of Art is Thursday, June 6, 5 p.m. This is a free event as part of Thursday Night Programs at MMofA so bring the whole family out for shopping, music from 92ZEW, playing in the bouncy house, or just hanging out in the MMofA galleries. Grab a bite to eat from local food truck The Hotdoggery or beat the heat with a treat from Frios Pops. Everyone is encouraged to buy local, support local. Night Market is hosting the following makers:
Andrew C. Robin Photography | Champs | Denise Ralston Pottery | D & D Pottery | Georgia Godwin | GL's Treasures Glitzy Gull | Heritage Shirt Co. | Laurindalee's Paper Bead Jewelry | Marsha Hodges | Mobile Yarn | My Upcycled Garden Play House Spices Satynlee Designs | SawDust Rach Art; Schuler Woodenware | Wonderfully Made Gourmet Organic Treats | Whisper Apothecary | Vaughn Millner Jewelry | VJ Fancies
Rivers Delta Resource Center's "StoryTime: In a Nutshell" is Tuesday, June 18, 10-11 a.m. at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard. 5 Rivers seeks to answer the questions below.
Who we are. Why we are here. Where we come from and where we go. Every child ponders life’s greatest questions. Here, in a nutshell, is a tale about life. Join us this week to read "In a Nutshell" by Joseph Anthony, followed by arts and crafts. For children up to age 6, but all are welcome. Free, no registration required. Story Time is the first and third Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m.
The School Supply & Book Bag Kick Off at SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce begins June 1st.
Check SWMCC newsletter online for a list of needed items and opportunities for sponsorship. Items should be turned in by July 19 to the Chamber office, Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Drive.
For additional information, call 251-666-2488.
On Thursday, June 13, 6-8 p.m., Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, presents ART TALK: Bob H. Miller. Miller's “REFLECTORAMA” installation at the Mobile Museum of Art surrounds viewers with the artist’s reflective artworks, viewable only with a flashlight, demonstrating the work’s powerful and creative use of light, optics, color and design.
Visitors can meet the artist and hear about how he incorporates theories and tools of science into his residencies and work, using fundamental drawing and painting instruction, basic animation, collage and batik. Highly respected and widely exhibited, this diverse and prolific artist has worked with students of all ages in his native state of South Dakota for over thirty years through the Artists In Schools & Communities program.
A donation of $5 is suggested.
Vacation Bible School at Cloverleaf Baptist Church, 6500 Three Notch Road, is June 17-June 21, 6-8 p.m. Nightly check-in is at 5:45 p.m. The program consists of Games, Crafts, Snacks, Fun Songs and Bible Stories. VBS is for children K4- 6th grade; register at http://cloverleafbaptist.net/vbs.html.
On June 6, 10:30 a.m., the "Out of This World Movie" at Saraland Public Library will be "Monsters vs Aliens." In this animated film, monsters battle aliens who plan to destroy Earth. The film runs 95 minutes and is rated PG. For more information, call 251-675-2879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Playhouse Wine Tasting Event, an evening of wine and hors d'oeouvres, is Sunday, June 23, 4-6 p.m. in the lobby at the Playhouse, 4851 Museum Drive. The public is invited to come and enjoy a "sneak peek" of some musical numbers from the Summer production of "Oliver" and bid on some incredible items at the Silent Auction. Donations are Welcome and Tax Exempt. As a non-profit, the Playhouse depends on the generosity of the community that it serves and this is its only fundraiser for the year.