Storyteller Wanda Johnson will be at Saraland Public Library, 111 Saraland Loop on Monday, July 23, 10:30 a.m. A national award-winning storyteller, Wanda Johnson uses the age-old art of storytelling to excite, delight and entertain audiences of all ages. For more information, call 251-675-2879.
Congratulations to Waynetta G. Black, a member of the Writers' Group at Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center. Waynetta recently published a book titled “Pieces of my Heart," which her bio says, "Comes from the depths of her heart; the depths that have eyes (that have) seen both the beautiful and flawed aspects of life, depths that have ears and (that) hear the jubilant joys and desecrating pain and disappointments." In the book, readers will find "poetry written with raw feelings from the heart that may even express you."
"Works Cited “Pieces of My Heart (9781718693036): Waynetta G. Black: Books.” Amazon, Amazon, www.amazon.com/Pieces-My-Heart-Waynetta-Black/dp/1718693036. ;
Art Does It's Sunday Open House is July 15, 3-5 p.m. Featured will be Acrylic/Mixed-Media artist, Doretha "D" Woods Holbert. The event is at ADI Gallery, 1101 Bienville Boulevard. The ADI Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information regarding exhibition opportunities and arts instruction, contact Regina Kollegger, 251-214-6485 or email@example.com.
Sunny Side Theater presents a one-week musical theater intensive event with award-winning guest director, Ryan Scarlata, from Columbus Children's Theater. There'll be a presentation of “Once on this Island Jr” on July 20, 7 p.m. at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on USA Campus. There are 8 spots remaining. For more information, visit Sunnysidedrama.Com.
This summer, The Playhouse-in-the-Park, 4851 Museum Drive, presents its original musical "Cinderella - The Musical."
This summer, The Playhouse-in-the-Park, 4851 Museum Drive, presents its original musical "Cinderella - The Musical." Enchanting special effects bring this beloved fairy tale to life in a colorful, rags-to-riches romp perfect for the whole family.
"Cinderella - The Musical" will run from July 20 through August 12, 2018 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for children, students and seniors. Reservations are recommended; call 251-602-0630 for details.
For further information on upcoming performances as well as acting, music, and dance classes, visit www.playhouseinthepark.org.
Semmes Senior Center members and volunteers got the royal treatment at an apprecian luncheon on Thursday, June 28.
Approximately 80 honorees enjoyed a meal of pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans and a choice of dessert--banana pudding or a slice of Co-Director Linda Davis' delicious Carrot Cake.
And best of all, some of those volunteers brought everything to the tables.
Pictured are a few of those who attended the party.
Aide to Animals "Sizzlin' Summer Adoption Event" at B&B Pet Stop, 5035 Cottage Hill Road, Sunday, July 1, 2-5 p.m.
Note from Aide to Animals:
"We will be bringing a few back that have been here before, along with a couple of new faces. Remember, our summer special adoption fee is only $30.00, plus a one time fee of $10.99 for the microchip registration. All of our cats have been spayed or neutered, are up to date on their vaccinations, are flea free and have been microchipped."
Marsha Hodges' "The Woodsprite Collection" will be on exhibit in The Artists' Place Gallery, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 7125 Hitt Road through July 28th, and may be viewed by appointment by contacting Rob Bearden, 251-767-8362.
On Sunday, July 15, 3-5 p.m., Marsha will be honored with a Meet the Artist reception at the church. Marsha Hodges' art is inspired by the Gulf Coast and the natural world around us, and will include quilted wall hangings and hand-painted pillows as well as what she refers to as "nature garbage, hand-painted wood from the river and fish scales and oyster shells from the Gulf." Her signature theme, the great white egret, will be presented in all forms.
Government Street Presbyterian Church's "Summer Sunday Socials" are July and August 12, noon at Government Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Government Street. These Socials are inter-generational gatherings designed to encourage Christian fellowship through the study of various children’s books. The public is invited to the fellowship hall for this luncheon program immediately following worship.
Dauphin Island Sunday Sunset Concert~Yo Jonsey & Crowned Jewelz is on July 29, 6-8 p.m. on the West End Public Beach, Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island.
The Sunday Sunset Concert, one of Dauphin Island's most popular seasonal events, takes place on West End Beach, monthly through October. Celebrating the Island's natural beauty and designation as the "Sunset Capital of Alabama," the concerts begin about 90 minutes before the sun goes down. Music and beach lovers are invited to bring lawn chairs, (perhaps a little bug spray, just in case) and a laid back attitude to the Sunset Capital of Alabama.
Admission is only $5 per person and those 12 and younger are free. The 2018 Sunday Sunset Concert Series is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Dauphin Island.
Chickasaw Civic Theatre's Annual CCT Awards Ceremony & Summer Soirée is Saturday, July 21, 6:30-11:30 p.m. at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street.
Chickasaw Civic Theatre's Annual Awards Night/Summer Soirée is Saturday, July 21st at 6:30 p.m. It's open to anyone who was a part of a show, came to see a show, bragged about a show, whatever. Bring a side dish and enjoy food and fellowship as we celebrate this past season and look ahead into next season. Food and drinks first, then program around 7:30.
The Reader's Choice Book Club will meet Tuesday, July 17, 1-2 p.m. at Mobile West Regional Library, 5555 Grelot Road.
The Club meets every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions; this month's topic of discussion is "About Grace" by Anthony Doerr.
Summary: Possessing an unsettling ability to predict random future events, Anchorage resident David Winkler foresees his infant daughter's drowning death and travels thousands of miles to Ohio and the Caribbean to prevent the tragedy.
For more information, call 251-208-7097.
8th Annual Dauphin Street Vault, hosted by Mobile Sports Authority and Little Red Hen Productions, is Saturday, July 21, 10-11:30 a.m. at LoDa Bier Garten, 251 Dauphin Street.
Pole vaulting competitors of all ages and skill levels, including Olympians and professionals, will compete in this annual invitational held on Lower Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile in the heart of the entertainment district.
The 2018 MOB Music Fest-Free Event, hosted by Nspire U and MOB Music Fest, is planned for July 13 – July 15, 5-7 p.m.
The 2018 MOB Music Fest-Free Event, hosted by Nspire U and MOB Music Fest, is planned for July 13 – July 15, 5-7 p.m. at Cathedral Square, 300 Conti Street, Mobile.
MOB Music Fest will feature 3 days of music from all genres, poetry, dancers, spoken word and more. This event is free to the public and VIP packages are available for purchase.
Those interested in performing or being a vendor or those who want more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile Botanical Gradens reports that two of the Writers in Nature Program won awards recently. Gail Gehlken (WIN instructor) and Catherine Kiser (student) were honored June 18th at the Alabama Writer's Conclave Conference at Orange Beach. Gail received 2nd Place in Prose Poetry and Catherine received Honorable Mention in the Poetry Category.
The Semmes Chamber of Commerce meeting will be Cook Out at Pathway Church, 7200 Moffett Road. The meeting is Wednesday, July 11, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. The Semmes Fire Rescue will do the cooking and Chamber members can spend their time networking their business and products.