On June 28, members of Fowl River Area Civic Association held a reception for Sen. Bill Hightower to say "Thank You" for his aid in securing $19,000 in funds for upkeep of the historic Fowl River Community House. Pictured are Sen. Hightower (L) with President Frank Gardner and members of FRACA and Gulf Coast RC&D Council.
Christmas in July Boutique Bash, benefiting the Whatever Ministry is Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Grounds (formerly Gulf State Fairgrounds), 1035 Cody Road North in Mobile. Tickets are $5 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christmas-in-july-boutique-bash-tickets-22675667532?ref=ebtnebtckt. Attendees can purchase a VIP band for additional discounts from each vendor.
The Whatever Ministry is a nonprofit organization located in Mobile. According to information in the group's Facebook postings, "We strive to instill into middle school and high school girls their true beauty, value, and purpose in Christ. We host an annual event in September called the Whatever Gathering where we have guest speakers, worship, games, a fashion show and more to promote beauty, value, and purpose."
For more information, visit http://whatevergirlsevent.wix.com/whatever. Deadline for vendor application is July 15.
Below is a listing of 4th of July festivities at Battleship Park, taken from City of Mobile website:
Battleship Memorial Park will be open from 8 a.m - 5 p.m. for tours.
LifeSouth Community Blood Services Blood Drive from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Concessions will be sold on the grounds all day.
Field Parking opens at 5 p.m. - Parking $5 per car - cash only
Mobile Symphonic Pops Independence Day concert from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Fireworks Show begins at 9 p.m.
Bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets.
Special area reserved for tents in rear of spectator area.
No grills, personal fireworks or alcoholic beverages allowed.
No chairs or tents allowed in paved parking area - strictly enforced by the Mobile Police Department.
USS ALABAMA will be closed to visitors for Fireworks Show.
Boaters should keep 750 feet away from the fireworks barge. This radius will be strictly enforced. That means no parking between the barge and the USS ALABAMA. Marine police, US Coast Guard, Homeland Security and Mobile Fire Department will be enforcing the safety zone.
For details call City of Mobile Office of Special Events 208-1550.
Mobile Mystery Dinner Theatre presents "Murder on the Battleship (The Last Show of the USO)" on July 16, 2016
The Saturday, July 16, 7 p.m. performance of "Murder on the Battleship (The Last Show of the USO)" by Mobile Mystery Dinners Theatre will be held at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street, Mobile. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $59 per person and advance reservations are required by Wednesday, July 13 at noon by contacting www.mobilemysterydinners.com.
Ticket cost includes an unlimited wine bar for the evening, a delicious catered meal and a 2 1/2 hour hilarious play by the MMD Players.
On Monday, July 4, 7:30-10: a.m., Run N Tri Mobile, 6345 Airport Boulevard, Suite L, is hosting its 4th Annual Free 5K Run/Walk, followed by a flash sale and giveaways inside the store.
Runners, walkers, bikers, joggers, pets and children are all invited to join in; water, coffee and some light snacks will be provided (participants are welcome to bring a dish.)
All participants will be entered in a free raffle with a drawing to be held at 9 a.m.
Giveaways include 10 pairs of limited edition USA Brooks Socks; Headsweats Visors; Tasc Bamboo Tec tees; Gift Cards; Tifosi Sunglasses and more.
Below is an updated list of a few of the activities scheduled for children this summer, updated 6/27/16. If you have an activity at your church, school, theater or other location that you'd like included, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
* On Tuesday, June 28, 10:30 a.m., Parkway Branch of Mobile Public Library is offering boys and girls of all ages a chance to "Celebrate July 4!" A special arts and crafts project for Independence Day is planned. Call 251-470-7766 for information.
* Wednesday, June 29, 2-3 p.m. "Art in the Afternoon" for youngsters aged 7-12 is scheduled at West Regional Branch Library, 5555 Grelot Road. Discussion will be on artist Georges Seurat and his technique of pointillism. Call 251-340-8571 to register.
* Beginning July 6 from 1-4 p.m., Wednesdays at the Exploreum will have an added treat. Children are invited to bring their swimsuits, and after enjoying the current exhibits and IMAX, can cool off as they splash and play in cool sprinkling water in the Exploreum courtyard. There are also comfortable chairs and umbrellas for parents while they enjoy "Wet Wednesdays" at the Exploreum until September 5.
* On Saturday, July 23, youngsters are invited to "Come see the sudsiest spectacle of the summer at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center's very first Bubble Bonanza." Those attending can craft their own bubble solution and wand, explore fog-filled bubbles, compete in a bubble blowing contest and more. The event is included with admission and is free for members.
* The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center 's Summer IMAX Celebration will showcase one feature film each week, along with a secondary film. A total of ten films will be shown this summer. Visit http://www.exploreum.com/imax-theatre/upcoming-films/ for a schedule of films.
* The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is offering an adventurous schedule of summer camp programs to give children and teens, ages 4-14, a way to meet new friends, discover the world of science and create experiences that have the potential to change their perspectives on the world around them, organizers say. For more information on Exploreum Summer Camps, contact Haley Freeman, Education Coordinator, at 251-208-6818 or via email at email@example.com. A fully downloadable 2016 Summer Camp Guide can be found at www.exploreum.com/education/camps as well.
* The Environmental Studies Center has several summer camps coming up in June and July. Contact ESC, 6101 Girby Road, 251-221-5000 or see http://www.mcpsesc.com/? for a complete listing including restrictions, prices and specific dates.
* Chickasaw Pool is open. Call Kathy Couey, 251-452-6462, for details on membership, dues, swimming lessons, diving classes, swim team, fitness, open swim times, private parties and other information.
* Satsuma Public Library Summer is offering a Summer Art Program on Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. during the month of July. Check to see if space is still available; stop by the library or call 251-679-0700.
* The last Kids Days in Bienville Square in downtown Mobile Thursday, Junej 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Featured will be live entertainment, arts and crafts and other actiities.
* The GulfQuest Maritime Museum's first summer camp program features weekly camps, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camps are led by GulfQuest Educators in a safe and secure learning environment. A snack will be provided daily; campers will need to bring a lunch. Registration ends one week before each camp. For complete information or to register by phone, call 251-436-8901 x822; to register via e-mail, download and complete the registration form and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
* The Bayou La Batre Public Library Reading Program's special events ends June 28, 9-11 a.m. at the library, next door to the BLB Community Center, 12747 Padgett Switch Road. There's a Summer Reading Challenge June 1-July 22 with wonderful prizes for most books read by age categories. Call 251-824-4213 for more information.
* UMS-Wright is holding camps in Cheerleading, Baseball, Pitching, Girls' Basketball, Girls' and Boys' Track & Field, Girls' and Boys' Golf, Boys' Basketball, Fast Pitch Softball, Girls' and Boys' Soccer, Football Pup Camp, Jr. Volleyball, MS Volleyball, Terry Curtis Football and Dance Camp. Registration forms are available at www.ums-wright.org, in the UMS-Wright Athletic Office, or via email. Send your request to email@example.com to obtain a Summer Sports Camp Registration Form.
* Dauphin Island Sea Lab remaining Salt Marsh Summer Excursions are July 14 and July 21, 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and Beach Dune and Maritime Forest Excursions are June 28 and July 5, 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (251) 861-2141 ext. 7545.
* Summer Art Camps at Paint Party Studios run Wednesday-Friday for children starting at age 4. The schedule is available on the company website; call 251-343-2423 to register.
* Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Council is planning a Summer Art Program for Dauphin Island School students (dates to be announced.) Those interested in working as a volunteer, contact Melinda Hollingsworth at email@example.com or call 208-527-5425.
* The Mobile Public Library has a summer full of fun and educational events lined up for area children. "On Your Mark, Get Set . . . Read," the 2016 Summer Library Programs will take place at the Ben May Main Library; Saraland Public Library; and the Moorer/Spring Hill, Parkway, Semmes, Theodore Oaks, Toulminville, West Regional and Trinity Gardens Branch Libraries. Events (on different days at various locations) include David Stephens Puppets in "Three Billy Goats Gruff," the Jiggleman, the Exploreum Science Squad, the Environmental Studies Center's Raptor Show, Iron Giant Percussion and a Martial Arts Demonstration. In addition, most branches have "Good Listener Storytime" for the smaller children, movies, art and other activities. Call your nearest library for more information.
* In Grand Bay, a Summer Program for Children will include visits by the Bookmobile and a Summer Reading Program from 10-11 a.m. Also, youngsters can participate in the Mobile Public Library’s Children’s Summer Reading program, ”FIZZ –BOOM- READ!!” by coming to the Grand Bay Community & Senior Center on July 10th at 10 a.m. to enjoy the music of Marcus Johnson of the Bay City Brass Band. Johnson will be performing for the children during the Mobile Public Library Bookmobile Program. This performance promises to be a treat for both children and young at heart alike. There will be a door prizes and refreshments and lots of books to check out from the Bookmobile. You can learn more about the MPL summer reading program at http://slp.mplonline.org/
* Chickasaw Library's Summer Reading Program is scheduled for Tuesdays through July 19, 2-3 p.m. at the Chickasaw Civic Center, 224 Grant Street. The theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” There will be stories, crafts, guest performers, prizes and refreshments for children ages 5-12. Call 452-6465 for information.
* On Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce presents the 3rd Annual Kids' Day at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Children's activities include inflatable bouncers, petting zoo, health screenings, face painting, McGruff the Crime Dog, a talent show and much more. For information, call 251-666-2488.
* Azalea City Center for the Arts has numerous summer camps for children--dance, drama, music. Check www.azaleacityarts.com for a complete, detailed listing of classes, contacts, even an application form.
* Vacation Bible School at Saraland United Methodist Church, 415 McKeough Street, is Monday-Wednesday, July 11 13, 9 a.m. until noon. VBS is for children who have completed K4-5th graders. Contact the church office (251-675-2728) to pre-register, or register the day of.
Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS) and University of West Alabama (UWA) are co-hosting a free “Lunch and Learn” for women and minority owned businesses who wish to learn more about bidding on public contracts. The event takes place Thursday, July 21, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at MAWSS Park Forest Plaza, 4725 Moffett Rd. The topic, “Bonding” will be presented by B. Campbell, President of Bayside Surety Brokerage, Inc.
To reserve a spot and lunch, contact Felicia Patterson with MAWSS Underutilized Business Program at (251) 694-3194 or Shari Stoudemire with UWA Disadvanataged Business Enterprise (DBE) Supportive Services at (205) 652-3665.
On Saturday, July 23, 2016, noon-4 p.m., New Life Assembly of God (formerly Crawford Assembly of God), 2831 Sun Valley Drive, is holding a Fish Fry Fundraiser for church repairs.
The Dine-In or Carry-Out meal consists of yellow catfish with all the trimmings for just a $7 donation. RSVP by Saturday, July 16.
Southern Gospel Music will be provided by CCQ "Crimson City Quartet" and a love offering will be taken for the group.
For more information or directions, contact Pastor: Rev. Michael May, 251-298-6123 or New Life AOG Church 251-725-1744
Some time ago, a bike-repair station was installed next to the bike trail near the Shelby Building at Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
Another station, at Fins Bar, also affords bikers free access to air, tools and the like.
These generous amenities are a boon to the many individuals who use the Island's bike trail daily.
Dauphin Island Foundation in partnership with Dolly Parton Imagination Library to offer free books to Island children
The Dauphin Island Foundation is a participating partner with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which offers free age-appropriate books, each month, to children aged birth to 5 years, who live on the Island. To take advantage of this opportunity, parents can register their children at the Welcome Center.
For 4th of July celebrations, see separate posting as of June 26th, to be updated until July 4.
Museum Director Tom McGehee will conduct two tours of the Bellingrath Home museum on the last Tuesday Tour, June 28. One will be at 10:30 a.m. and one at 2:30 p.m. This week, visitors will gain a new appreciation for the work of English and American glassblowers after viewing Bessie Bellingrath’s extravagant glass collection that ranges from pattern glass to fine crystal. They'll learn the history of Waterford Crystal and why there is none of it in Mrs. Bellingrath’s collection on this final Tuesday Tour. Tuesday Tour tickets include admission into Bellingrath Gardens and are $9 for members of the Friends of Bellingrath and $21 for non-members. Reservations are required as space is limited. Tours not recommended for children younger than 13. To register, call 251-973-2217 ext. 111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paula Webb, Librarian at the University of South Alabama, and Michelle Woodham of the Mobile Genealogical Society will discuss Webb's latest publication, "The Mayor's Court Reports of 1865," during a presentation on Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m. The event will be at Historic Mobile Preservation Society, 300 Oakleigh Place. This two-hour workshop is free for HMPS and Mobile Genealogical Society members; $10 for nonmembers. A boxed lunch will be offered at an additional charge. See HMPS Facebook for more details.
At Wonderful Wednesday at Bellingrath Gardens on June 29, 10:30 a.m., Nursery Manager Chuck Owens will let visitors in on the secrets of creating Bellingrath’s Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums, the nation’s largest outdoor cascading chrysanthemum display, which graces the Gardens every fall. Participants will get a preview of what colors and shapes will be featured on bridges, balconies and in plantings throughout the Gardens this November. Plants will be available for guests that would like to try growing their own cascade at home. Weather permitting, an optional tour of the mum growing area will follow the program. For more information, visit www.bellingrath.org, or call 251-973-2217.
On Thursday, June 30 from 6-9 p.m., the Gulf Coast Exploreum will present "Tiger Sharks: Garbage Cans of the Gulf" and more, including an uncut version of "JAWS!" The Exploreum officials invite the public to "Join us for an engaging lecture with Dr. Drymon, where he will be discussing findings relating to the unusual feeding habits of tiger sharks in the northern Gulf of Mexico." General admission tickets for the presentation are only $10 per person and include the exclusive screening in the IMAX theater. Exploreum member pricing is $8. Concessions will be available for an additional cost. For additional information, call 251-208-6893 or email email@example.com.
A Family Paint Party is planned at Grand Bay Community Center on Thursday, June 30, 4-7 p.m. Cost is $5 for one painting or $8 for two. No skills are required. For more information, call Kelli Bratton, 251-644-2080.
The Family Movie Night films on the West End Beach at Dauphin Island are "Finding Nemo" on June 30 and "Jaws" on July 3. A food-and-beverage vendor (including sno-cones) will be on site.
Dumas McLaney's Country Dance at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road, Thursday, June 30, 7-10 p.m.
The next First Friday Lawn Party, hosted by Historic Oakleigh House Museum, is July 1, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at 350 Oakleigh Place, Mobile. Ben's Burga Kaboose will be on site with food for purchase. There'll be music and $5 tours of the museum. Attendees are invited to "Bring your blankets, chairs, ice chests, games, etc. Feel free to bring your dogs (but) they muct be leashed. Also bring any outdoor games your family enjoy."
Chickasaw seniors will not have Early Bird Breakfast in July because of the July 4th holiday; however, their First Friday Lunch Outing is planned for July 1, with the group going to Dickey's BBQ. Call Stepahnie Stewart, 452-6464 to RSVP.
Beginning July 6 from 1-4 p.m., Wednesdays at the Exploreum will have an added treat. Children are invited to bring their swimsuits, and after enjoying the current exhibits and IMAX, can cool off as they splash and play in cool sprinkling water in the Exploreum courtyard. There are also comfortable chairs and umbrellas for parents while they enjoy "Wet Wednesdays" at the Exploreum until September 5.
The Mobile BayBears and Penelope House present "Strike Out Domestic Violence" on Friday, July 8 at Hank Aaron Stadium. The BayBears are playing the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at 7:05 p.m. Donors are asked to pledge $20 for each strike out by a BayBears pitcher. Proceeds will benefit Penelope House shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Call 251-342-2809 to make a pledge.
"Willy Wonka," staged by Explorer Post 149, will play at Chickasaw Civic Theatre on July 14-17. Directed by Jacob Rowe, Post 149 members sing, dance and tell Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. For more information, visit http://cctshows.com/
On Saturday, July 23, youngsters are invited to "Come see the sudsiest spectacle of the summer at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center's very first Bubble Bonanza." Those attending can craft their own bubble solution and wand, explore fog-filled bubbles, compete in a bubble blowing contest and more. The event is included with admission and is free for members.
Williams Financial Group, LLC will present "Cheers to Children," a benefit for the Child Advocacy Center, on Tuesday, July 26, 6-8:30 p.m. The event will be at Café 615 in downtown Mobile. Other sponsors include: Adams Plumbing & Drain, Ashley HomeStore, Norton Lilly International, Sirius Technical Services, Wendell Quimby and 92ZEW Radio. The event will feature samplings of Café 615's signature dishes and wines to taste donated by United-Johnson Brothers Wines. There'll also be a select live and silent auction. Music will be provided by Harrison McInnis. Ticket cost is $35 each and are available at Café 615 and the CAC. Call 251-432-1101 for details.
Christmas in July Boutique Bash, benefiting the Whatever Ministry is Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road North in Mobile. Tickets are $5 at www.eventbrite.com. Attendees can purchase a VIP band for additional discounts from each vendor. The Whatever Ministry is a nonprofit organization located in Mobile. According to information in the group's Facebook postings, "We strive to instill into middle school and high school girls their true beauty, value, and purpose in Christ. We host an annual event in September called the Whatever Gathering where we have guest speakers, worship, games, a fashion show and more to promote beauty, value, and purpose." For more information, visit http://whatevergirlsevent.wix.com/whatever. Deadline for vendor application is July 15.
In the Good Job/Great News/Congratulations and Thank You Department:
* Congratulations to Katlyn Gibbs, Carly Alexander and Madelyn Gibbs of Dauphin Island, who formed a "Clean the Beach" organization to keep the DI shorelines clean this summer. For more information on this effort, email cleanthebeachDI.com
* Sally Ericson, Public Relations and Marketing for Bellingrath Gardens and Home, reports that the Tuesday Tour of the Home Museum has been going well and that 79 people attended the Wonderful Wednesday session on hydrangeas. The last Tuesday Tour is this week (see posting above) and the Wonderful Wednesday event is on Bellingrath's cascading mums (see posting above.)
In the "Needs" Department:
* One Meal, which feeds dozens of homeless, poor and hungry individuals in downtown Mobile each Sunday afternoon, is in need of canned green beans, whole kernel corn, sweet peas and sliced carrots as well as rice, dry kidney beans, spaghetti and other pastas Donations would be greatly appreciated; just call Mike McKinley, coordinator, at 251-379-9014. For more information, see www.onemealmobile.com.
* The City of Chickasaw and the Library Board have installed Little Free Libraries (made by Chickasaw School students) at Mauvilla and Legg parks. If you have suitable books for adults and children, deposit them in one of the locations; the idea is to take a book, leave a book, read a book.
"Clean the Beach" Dauphin Island organization formed by three Islanders--Katlyn Gibbs, Carly Alexander and Madelyn Gibbs
The Dauphin Island Crier this month lauds the efforts of three Island girls, Katlyn Gibbs, Carly Alexander and Madelyn Gibbs, who have made it their business to keep the beach clean during June, July and August.
The Crier reports that the three, calling their effort "Clean the Beach," are hoping that volunteers will help remove trash from the shoreline to improve the environment while protecting and saving wildlife.
Volunteers are asked to meet at Green Park at 6 p.m. each Monday for the remainder of June and during July and August to move on to selected stretches of the beach for litter clean-up. Snacks and beverages will be available.
For more information, call Katlyn, 251-533-2312; Carly, 601-618-8822 or Madelyn, 251-861-2506 or email cleanthebeachDI.com.
Some July 4th celebrations and observances in Mobile County are listed below. If your town, community, church or organization has special festivities going on to celebrate our nation's Independence Day, send information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We Love Satsuma" Celebration is Sunday, July 3, beginning at 5 p.m. at Fred K. Wright Park. The event is County Fair Style with food vendors, a cake walk, children's activities and fireworks at 8:45 p.m. Call 251-675-1280 or visit www.fbcsatsuma.org for more information.
The City of Chickasaw's 4th of July Celebration will take place in Miller Park this year. From 5-9 p.m., July 4, residents can enjoy any number of special events, including performances by Cary Laine, recently a contestant on The Voice, and the Hope Puppet Ministry puppets. Those attending can purchase food from Lala's Cruisin' Kitchen or cool off with a snow cone from Sno Biz Shaved Ice. There'll be free watermelon, as well. And the night will end with a traditional fireworks display.
Dauphin Island is one place to be on the 4th of July weekend. Activities and events range from the solemn, reverent ceremony presented by the Dauphin Island Veterans Association to the WOW! fireworks display on the public beach. DIVA will unveil a new bronze "Fallen Soldier" statue on the front lawn of the DI City Hall on July 4, 11 a.m. A dawn-to-dusk LED light fixture will illuminate the statue "Patriot" similar to its counterpart, the eagle, "Freedom," at the Memorial Walls at Water Tower Plaza. Then fireworks will light up the evening sky as a spectaular display begins at 9 p.m., July 4, at the public beach next to Dauphin Island School. And don't forget the free family movie, "Jaws," which will play at dusk, July 3, at West End Beach.
Semmes Freedom Celebration is a one-day event for the whole family on Sunday, July 3, 4 p.m. at Mary G. Montgomery High School, 4275 Snow Road N. in Semmes. Highlights include a car show, nearly 100 free games and activities and amazing fireworks in the sky. Admission is a $2 donation with children aged 5 and younger admitted free. The event is sponsored by Orchard Assembly of God and the City of Semmes. Featured will be a "Kids' Zone," inflatables, a petting zoo, games and hot air balloon rides. A Car Show is planned, with free registration from 2-4 p.m. and judging from 5-7 p.m. For more on this event, email email@example.com or call Ashley McLean, 251-591-8637. Kenlee Tillman is scheduled to sing the National Anthem. There's also an arts and crafts show, and those wishing to enter may call Ashley McLean for an application. A new event has been added this year: There will be chance to win two tickets to the Iron Bowl by kicking a field goal on the day of the event. Sign up online at www.orchardassembly.com/sfc The deadline to sign up is July 3 at 11 a.m. The evening will end with a fireworks that will light up the night sky with exciting colors, organizers say.
The 43rd Annual Grand Bay Watermelon Festival, presented by the Grand Bay Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #73, is Sunday, July 3, 3-7 p.m. and Monday, July 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. There is no admission charge July 3; admission on July 4th is just $5 per vehicle. The event, held at Festival Park just off U.S. Highway 90 in Grand Bay, offers music, contests, arts and crafts, a car show, food, various forms of entertainment for children and adults--and free sliced ice-cold watermelon to eat (on July 4.) Sunday will feature music by the Foundation Band and the McCrays, with a community worship service by Rev. Wade Ivey from 6-7 p.m. Most food booths and other vendors will be open on Sunday. Monday, July 4, will be a full day of celebration, beginning with a flag ceremony, national anthem and welcome by Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl. Visitors can see (and participate in, if they choose) various contests. The popular Hope Puppets from First Baptist Church of Rainsville, Alabama will be at the Festival again this year, performing at 10 a.m. Other musical entertainment will be provided by the Persuaders. A Pretty Baby Contest will be held early in the morning of July 4 and a Shine and Show car show will be from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For more information on the event or to download applications to participate, go to www.grandbaywatermelonfestival.org.
Creola First Baptist Church is celebrating the 4th of July on Wednesday, June 29, at 6:00 p.m. Beginning with Concert and ending with fireworks.
At Wonderful Wednesday at Bellingrath Gardens on June 29, 10:30 a.m., Nursery Manager Chuck Owens will let visitors in on the secrets of creating Bellingrath’s Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums, the nation’s largest outdoor cascading chrysanthemum display, which graces the Gardens every fall.
Participants will get a preview of what colors and shapes will be featured on bridges, balconies and in plantings throughout the Gardens this November.
Plants will be available for guests that would like to try growing their own cascade at home. Weather permitting, an optional tour of the mum growing area will follow the program.
For more information, visit www.bellingrath.org, or call 251-973-2217.