4th Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic Fishing Tournament and Festival is Saturday, August 5, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. at Bayou La Batre State Docks
4th Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic fishing tournament and festival is Saturday, August 5, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. at Bayou La Batre State Docks
Registration is open on the 4th Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic to be held on Saturday, August 5, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Anglers can register online at the Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic website or download the form and send it in.
Sponsored by the Bayou La Batre Area Chamber of Commerce, the event consists of as full day of festivities for the family, including kayaking and fishing; vendors; local local seafood prepared by Catalina Bayou Restaurant and live music played by The Disciples of the Crow.
This fishing tournament will be held along the coastline of Bayou La Batre and the Gulf of Mexico. The event begins with a shotgun start at 6 a.m. and anglerscan compete for more than 30 different awards, including Master and Junior Angler divisional titles. Junior anglers will be allowed to fish from pier and land, as well as from kayaks. Every registered participant will get a free event Koozie. And those who enter one legal fish into the competition are automatically in the drawing for this year's Grand Prize.
SOMETHING NEW HAS BEEN ADDED THIS YEAR.
This is the First Year the BLB Kayak Classic will include Cash Prizes in each of the adult prize packages: In the adult category all 1st place packages will include $125, 2nd place packages will include $75 and 3rd place packages will include $50 in all categories Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder and White Trout.
The Triple Threat 1st place prize package will be $300 cash and a $300 valued Yeti Cooler, 2nd place ...will include $200 cash and 3rd place will include $100 cash.
The Master Angler and the Junior Master Angler will each get a fishing excursion with Cold Blooded Fishing.
Of course, just by entering a legal fish participants are in the drawing for Yellowhammer’s Feel Free Rigged Out Kayak (Adult Division) and Vibe Skipjack (Junior Division).
For information, see https://www.facebook.com/BayouLaBatreClassic/ or call 251-402-5081.
There will be a dance at Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 Highway 90, Friday, August 11, 7-11 p.m. For information, call 251-865-8089.
*St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1854 Staples Road, is holding a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Friday, August 4, 4-7 p.m. The Eat in or Take out $7 per person plates include spaghetti with meatballs or lasagna (while it lasts), salad and garlic bread. For sale will be homemade desserts--pound cakes, Key Lime cakes, banana and bread pudding, sweet potato pies, cookies and more. Call 251-479-0336 for information.
St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1854 Staples Road's Free Beans and Rice ministry is Saturday, August 19. Distribution is free to those in need--no questions asked.
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting will be Wednesday, August 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. RSVP at 251-666-2488.
Guest speaker will be Major Scott Bannon, Chief of Enforcement and Acting Director for the Alabama Marine Resources Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
The following update on the Causeway water line repair comes from MAWSS
Contractors for Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS) have begun pulling the 3000 feet of 36 inch diameter steel casing through the drilled hole on the Causeway. The casing will house 18-inch ductile iron pipe that will transport water to Spanish Fort customers.
The repair is an extraordinary undertaking that required a horizontal directional drill 90 feet under the Bay. Specialty contractors from Texas and Oklahoma were brought in along with $9 million in contractor equipment to make the repair.
The iron pipe will replace a water line segment made of HDPE plastic pipe that broke early New Year’s Day leaving Spanish Fort customers on the Causeway, including several restaurants, without water until emergency service was restored that evening. A temporary, above ground bypass line is currently providing water to Spanish Fort. The cost of the repair and temporary bypass is about $3.8 million dollars.
The "Look Good Feel Better" program, administered by the American Cancer Society, is offered to cancer patients in treatment or who have recently completed treatment.
LGFB volunteer beauty professionals are trained and certified by the Personal Care Council Foundation, the ACS and the Professional Beauty Association.
The ACS writes that being diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming, and cancer treatments often change the way someone looks and can affect a person's self-esteem.
The LGFB program can help. In a supportive group setting, patients learn simple techniques to help manage the appearance-related side effects of treatment. They also have a chance to talk with other cancer patients going through the same thing. There are other ways to learn the LGFB techniques--DVD at home, consultation or virtual class. To find the nearest LGFB program, call 1-800-222-2345.
The LGFB program also needs volunteers. Those with unique skills and training as a licensed cosmetologists are needed to conduct workshops, and caring people are needed to coordinate and assist during classes. For more information, call the number above.
Semmes Chamber of Commerce meeting is Wednesday, August 9, 11:45 a.m. at Pathway Church, 7200 Moffett Road
The monthly Semmes Chamber of Commerce meeting is Wednesday, August 9, 11:45-1 p.m. at Pathway Church, 7200 Moffett Road at Ching Dairy Road. The luncheon is sponsored by Corsentino Chiropractic, who will also provide the speaker. For information on becoming a Chamber member, call 251-660-4808.
Chickasaw Seniors Early Bird Breakfast is Monday, August 7, 7:30 a.m. at Chickasaw Civic Center, 224 Grant Street. All seniors are invited and encouraged to attend for the good meal, announcements of upcoming events and fellowship. Cost of the meal is $3 per person.
Back to School events:
* "Help Kids Succeed" Back to School collection begins July 24 at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. The school supplies donations will go to the six partner school in the area. For more information, call 251-666-2488.
* Chickasaw Community for Education is sponsoring "Fill the Bus for Chickasaw School Children" August 1-15. Donors can fill the bus with school supplies at either City Hall or Chickasaw Library. Supply list can be picked up at all city facilities.
* With the new school year just around the corner, Pathway Church, 7200 Moffett Road, is planning to give away 800 back packs on Saturday, August 5, at 9 a.m. Students must be present to receive the backpack.
* A Different Kind of Back-to-School Event: America's Thrift Store is holding a Donation Drive benefiting Mission of Hope, August 5, 8 a.m.-August 6, 6 p.m. America's Thrift Store in Mobile encourages citizens to "Make room for New Back to School Gear! Join us for a Back-to-School Bash Donation Drive at our Mobile location Saturday, August 5-6." Bring donations of gently used house hold goods like pots and pans, plates, old sports equipment, clothing and shoes and help "Fill the Truck" to benefit Mission of Hope Mobile. The public is invited to "Come to donate, then stay for free backpacks for the first 100 people who donate 2 boxes or2 bags on Saturday." There'll be free pizza from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and a special discount to all who donate 2 boxes or bags during the weekend. Plus those attending can register to win a $100 ATS Gift Certificate all weekend long. Go to http://bit.ly/2aSledg #BacktoSchoolBash #DonationDrive #MissionOfHope #AmericasThrift for more on what to donate.
* A "Back to School Bash," sponsored by Mobile City Council President Gina Gregory is Saturday, August 12, 2-6 p.. at Hillsdale Recreation Center, 558 E. Felhorn Road. There'll be swimming, face painting, balloon clowns, hamburgers and hot dogs and a movie.
Fishing Rodeos and Tournaments:
* A Benefit Bass Tournament for Saraland Police Officer Jackie Tucker is Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at Steele Creek Marina in Satsuma. Registration begins at 4:30 a.m. and Weigh-In will be 3:30 p.m. at EZN Boat and RV Storage. For more information, call Stephen White, 251-423-2262.
* Registration is open on the 4th Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic tournament to be held on Saturday, August 5, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Anglers can register online at the Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic website or download the form and send it in. Sponsored by the Bayou La Batre Area Chamber of Commerce, the event consists of as full day of festivities for the family, including kayaking and fishing; vendors; local local seafood prepared by Catalina Bayou Restaurant and live music played by The Disciples of the Crow. This fishing tournament will be held along the coastline of Bayou La Batre and the Gulf of Mexico. The event begins with a shotgun start at 6 a.m. and anglerscan compete for more than 30 different awards, including Master and Junior Angler divisional titles. Junior anglers will be allowed to fish from pier and land, as well as from kayaks For information, see https://www.facebook.com/BayouLaBatreClassic/ or call 251-402-5081.
* 35th Annual Mardi Gras Conde Cavaliers Fishing Rodeo is 6 a.m., August 12 until 5 p.m., August 13, Dauphin Island Marina, 650 Lemoyne Drive. The event features $10.000 in cash and prizes, to be awarded on July 20th. For tickets, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/35th-conde-cavaliers-fishing-rodeo-tickets-35236558495
Special events, meetings, fundraisers, galas, festivals and fun:
* On July 31, Monday, 6-8:30 p.m., Moe's Original Bar B Que, 701 Spring Hill Avenue, is hosting "Cheers to Children," a fundraiser for the Child Advocacy Center The public is invited to this fun-filled evening that will feature wine tastings, hor d-oeurves, a silent auction and music by Harrison McInnis. Tickets are available at the CAC office for a $35 donation. For more infromation, call 251-432-1101.
* Semmes is celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 5-9 p.m. This community-wide event will be at Semmes Public Safety Complex, 9030 Forest Street. Residents are invited to "Come meet your Sheriff's officers, fire fighters, EMTs, Sparky the mascot. There'll be hotdogs, drinks, bounce houses, games and give-aways. Fun for the entiore family" all to "help make Semmes a neighborhood community."
* The City of Mobile's National Night Out Celebration will be at Mobile Civic Center is Tuesday, August 1, 2017. For information, call 251-208-1924.
* Bellingrath Gardens' Magnolia Cemetery Tour will be Wednesday, August. 2, at 9 a.m. Two tours are full--call 251.459.8864. or more details, visit bellingrath.org.
* MAWSS is inviting all diverse contractors and suppliers who would like to do business with MAWSS to a Supplier Diversity Fair on August 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mobile Area Water and Sewer System, 4725 Moffett Road, Mobile. For information, contact Felicia M. Thomas, Supplier Diversity Program Manager, 251-694-3194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* On Saturday, August 5, noon-1 p.m., there'll be a Flag Raising ceremony at McDonald's, 1400 Hillcrest Road at Grelot Road. The Sgt. Foster L Harrington Detachment, Marine Corps League, will raise the national colors at the newly renovated McDonald's.
* St. Thomas in Chickasaw will have Kraken Food Truck on the grounds Sunday, August 6, noon-3 p.m. Proceeds will go to the St. Thomas Capital Campaign.
* "Discover the Dinosaurs: UNLEASHED" is coming to Mobile Convention Center, August 5 and 6. This is a family-friendly event. Purchase tickets at http://www.discoverthedinosaurs.com/?camefrom=EMCL_1721330_67837941 (More details on an earlier post)
* Women Information Network meeting is August 8, 8 a.m. hosted by Kathy Summers of Knollwood Pointe, 5601 Girby Road, Mobile
* The 2017 South Alabama REAL TALK Wellness Conference is Thursday, August 10. 8 a.m. at the Good Will Easter Seals Center, 2440 Gordon Smith Drive. For more information, go to RealTalkMWAL@gmail.com.
* Thursday, August 10, 9:30-10:30: A Special Presentation, "What Can the AIDB Do for You?" Services for the Sensory Impaired, will be at Ben May Main Library. Patrice Hall, Case Manager and Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist with Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) Mobile Regional Center, will discuss the services offered by the AIDB and demonstrate aids and devices that help those with vision and hearing loss. All of their services are free. For more information, call 251-208-7078 or 251-208-7085 or email email@example.com.
* The 20th Annual Cool White Linen Night is Thursday, August 10, 6 p.m. at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street. The event benefits Senior Citizens Services, Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, Arlene F. Mitchell Campus For tickets or more information, call Barbara Estes at Via! Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center, 251-470-5229.
* USS ALABAMA's 75th Anniversary Celebration at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway, is Saturday, August 12, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Events for the day are as follows: 9-10:30 a.m.--Private Coffee in the Commission Room for the USS ALABAMA Crewmen and families; 10-11 a.m., Concert by Mobile Big Band Society in Pavilion; 11 a.m. Commeration Ceremony; 1 p.m.-- Historical Battle Reenactment. There'll be free parking and admission all day.
* The 2nd Annual Divas for Missions Fashion Show, hosted by Girlfriends Interactive, is Saturday, August 12 at 3 p.m. at Saraland First Assembly of God, 907 Shelton Beach Road, Saraland. The event will include an evening of fun, fashion and shopping. "We will have the latest fashions from your favorite boutiques modeled by our beautiful ladies at Saraland First. The best part is we will also be raising money for our missionaries too," the press release says. Tickets are $5 at the door.
* Help Me Grow Alabama: Connecting Families to Valuable Resources is Tuesday, August 15, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street. The public is invited to meet Amelia Leonard, Help Me Grow Care Coordinator for Region 8/South Alabama, as she discusses the various ways HMG connects families to health and developmental resources, so children from birth to age 8, can start school healthy and ready to succeed. For more information, call 251-208-7078 or 251-208-7085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Details on an earlier post)
* St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1854 Staples Road's Free Beans and Rice ministry is Saturday, August 19. Distribution is free to those in need--no questions asked.
* For those who want to serve their community, Cottage Hill Civitan Club is an option. An Informational Meeting is Monday, August 21, 6:15-7:30 p.m. at IHOP, 3912 Airport Boulevard. For more information, request through Civitan's Facebook page.
* Widowed Persons Service of Greater Mobile's Grief & Loss Conference: A Kaleidoscope of Grief Support is Thursday, August 24 at 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cottage Hill Baptist Church, 4255 Cottage Hill Road in Mobile. Widowed Person's Service has designed this conference, including thirteen workshops and a keynote speaker, to provide information on specific topics and issues for the bereaved and those who seek to assist them. The registration fee is $50 for the conference & banquet at 6:00 PM, or $20 for the 6:00 PM banquet only. For more information, call Mary Quinnelly at 251-470-6866. Registration fees can be mailed to Widowed Persons Service, P.O. Box 851022, Mobile, AL 36685.
* Mobile’s first-ever Rubber Ducky Regatta will make a splash on August 26, 2017 dropping 5,000 rubber duckies into Mobile River at Cooper Riverside Park. The “adopted” duckies will race to the finish line and the lucky ducky’s adopter will receive the grand prize of a Carnival Cruise for two. All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile. Rubber ducky adoptions are available for $5 online at rubberduckyregatta.com, or “quack packs” of five, twelve or twenty-five duckies at special rates. By adopting a rubber ducky, not only will you have a chance to win prizes, including a private Duck Boat Tour with Gulf Coast Ducks, Bay Bears tickets and a suite night, four adult passes to Bellingrath Gardens and more, but you will also be providing funds for a safe haven to all the families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House while their child is receiving treatment. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 26 and the race will begin at 11 a.m. The Rubber Ducky Regatta invites all families in surrounding areas to enjoy a morning full of food trucks, prizes and family-friendly fun at Cooper Riverside Park in downtown Mobile. Admission for the Rubber Ducky Regatta is free to attend and any remaining rubber duckies will be available for adoption prior to the race. For more information on prizes or to adopt your ducky, visit rubberduckyregatta.com, or call the Ronald McDonald House at (251) 694.6873.
* Chef Challenge to benefit Feeding the Gulf Coast is Thursday, August 31, 6-9 p.m. at Fort Whiting, 1630 S Broad Street, Mobile. For ticket information, go to feedingthegulfcoast.networkforgood.com.
* Save the Date: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile is Thursday, September 14,. 5:30-9 p.m. at The Steeple on St. Francis Street. Mobile. A limited number of tickets are available; in the event that admission tickets are sold out prior to the event, no admission tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For tickets or additional information, go to at www.RMHCMobile.org.
* Focus Women's Conference is Friday, September 22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Presented by Junior League of Mobile, Focus will feature a day of dynamic speakers, compelling panel deiscussions, interactive workshops, luncheon discussions and purposeful networking and conversations. The event will be at Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water Street. Registration for #FocusWC is now open. Get a ticket now and save $25. Ticket information can be found at www.focuswomensconference.com.
* "A Night Honoring Heroes " presented by the University of South Alabama Medical Center, is Tuesday, October 10, 5:30-9 p.m. at Arthur Outlaw Convention Center, 1 S. Water Street. Mobile. The event will include a reception, dinner and inspiring video presentations of two patients who suffered traumatic injuries and those who cared for them. University of South Alabama Foundation is the title sponsor for the inaugural event, which will benefit USA Medical Center’s Level 1 Trauma Center. Ticket information is available at www.usahealthsystem.com.
* Early Bird Special tickets for "Wine on the River Mobile" October 28th are on sale now. Mobile's Inaugural "Wine on the River" event is Saturday, October 28, 3-7 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park, Water Street, Mobile. With an “Around the World” theme focusing on cultural regions, there will be wine for each selected area. Food will be available for purchase. There'll be live music entertainment and lots of fun for attendees and a portion of the proceeds will The Fuse Project. Tickets are available at eventbrite and the following admission prices apply: General Admission, $40 (+tax) Early Bird Special (July28-Aug10); $49 (+tax) in Advance (Aug 11-Oct 27) and $59 (+tax) day of event (starting at 12 a.m. Oct 28). General Admission tickets include entrance into the event, a souvenir tasting glass, all beverage samples and a portion donated to The Fuse Project. For more information go to www.wineontherivermobile.com.
Book Clubs, readings and storytelling:
* "Classics Revisited - Book Club" at Ben May Main Library will discuss "Animal Farm" by George Orwell on July 31, 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 251-208-7902.
* With the big boys and girls heading back to school, the little ones can have fun at Mobile Public Library's Family Story time in August. For dates and times, see www.mplonline.com
* An Authors and Writers Expo is scheduled for Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Dearborn YMCA, 321 Warren Street, Mobile. Authors (25-30) will come from several different states. A percentage of all book sales will benefit the South Alabama Literacy Coalition. For more information, contact Debra Bell Vanzant, 678-899-3879.
* Mobile Public Library offers readers a different kind of book club: "Not your Average Book Club" lets members read and discuss with friends on the club's Facebook site, The book selected for August is "The Art Forger" by Barbara A. Shapiro. For more information, call 251-340-8561.
* On Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 p.m., "A Page in Time Book Club" will discuss "The Other Einstein" by Marie Benedict. The Club meets at West Regional Library Branch. For more information, contact Michele Eli at 251-340-8561.
* Ebony Moments Book Club members will discuss "The Inheritance" by Rochelle Alers at 6 p.m on Thursday, August 10 The club meets at West Regional Library Branch For more information, call Betty Kidd, 251-470-7766.
* The public is invited to "Meet the Author--Miriam C. Davis" on Tuesday, August 29, 6:30 p.m. at West Regional Branch Library, 5555 Grelot Road. Davis will introduce her latest work, "The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story. (Details on an earlier post)
Chambers of Commerce meetings and events:
* SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting will be Wednesday, August 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Guest speaker will be Major Scott Bannon, Chief of Enforcement and Acting Director for the Alabama Marine Resources Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. RSVP at 251-666-2488.
* The monthly Semmes Chamber of Commerce meeting is Wednesday, August 9, 11:45-1 p.m. at Pathway Church, 7200 Moffett Road at Ching Dairy Road. The luncheon is sponsored by Corsentino Chiropractic, who will also provide the speaker. For information on becoming a Chamber member, call 251-660-4808.
* Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business Expo on Thursday, August 24, noon-5 p.m. at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water Street. The Mobile area's largest business-to-business trade show features more than 200 companies showcasing the latest products and services. For ticket information, go to events.mobilechamber.co
* SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is September 19 at Tillman's Corner Chamber of Commerce. Space is limited. To reserve booth space or for more information, call 251-666-2488.
Walks, Runs, Cycling and paddling events:
* The Mystic Stripers Poker Run 2017 is Saturday, August 12 at noon until 10 p.m.at 1000 Conception Street. For $20 tickets, call Dwayne Knowles at 251-508-5666. Riders will meet at the Den where there will be beer pong, corn hole, and a DJ. From the Den, they will be transported via The Cheesewagon "party bus." The bus will drop at Bucks pizza and pick up at The Garage. Bars included in the event are Bucks Pizza, The Garage, The Ok Bicycle Shop and Moe's Barbecue. Food will be provided and there'll be a cash bar.
* The inaugural Doggie Paddle fundraiser to support Gulf Coast animal shelters is Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Event is hosted by WildNative Delta Safaris, 30841 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Kayaks, canoes, and stand-up-paddleboards are welcome. Ticket information is at wildnativetours.com.
* The 10th Annual GO Run 5K and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk, hosted by USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, is Saturday, September 16, 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. at USA Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza. For ticket Information, see www.usahealthsystem.com. Early registration prices end July 31.This is a one-of-a-kind run presented by the Catranis Family Charitable Foundation. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run at 9 a.m. All GO Run proceeds will benefit the gynecologic cancer research taking place at the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. Those interested in GO Run sponsorship opportunities, contact the MCI development office at 251-460-7032 or email email@example.com.
A Few Senior Events:
* Chickasaw seniors' First Friday of the Month Lunch Outing is August 4th; call Stephanie Stewart, 251-452-6464, for details, reservations and pick up.
* Semmes Seniors Center members are having a yard sale on Saturday, August 5, 7 a.m. at the Center. 5635 Moffett Road.
* Chickasaw Seniors Early Bird Breakfast is Monday, August 7, 7:30 a.m. at Chickasaw Civic Center. Cost of the meal is $3 per person.
* Friday, August 18, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Via! Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center has scheduled a Casino Bus Trip to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi. Ride the Bus with Via!; tickets are $20 per person; bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. sharp and returns at 4 p.m. $15 freeplay. Payment must be made by cash or debit/credit card by August 4th, and there will be no refunds. See the Welcome Desk, (1717 Dauphin Street) for tickets and information.
* Chickasaw seniors will go to see "Gone with the Wind" at the Saenger Theater on Sunday afternoon, August 20th. The van will leave the Civic Center at 2:15 p.m. Seniors will have dinner on their own following the movie Cost is $3 for seniors older that 60 and $6 for adults.Call 251-452-6462 to sign up.
Music, Music, Music!
* Bella Voce of Mobile, the city's Premier Women's Chorus, is holding auditions on Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m.-noon at Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, Suite B. Call or text 251-610-6124 to schedule an audition time.
* Dauphin Island Reggae Weekend 2017, sponsored by Alabama Coasting, is August 11, 5 p.m. to August 13, 8 p.m. The public is invited and to "Expect cool vibes and laid back feelings all weekend as Dauphin Island puts on a little Jamaican Jammin' with the 2nd Annual Reggae Weekend. Select restaurants and bars will be celebrating the food and music of "dat" other island - Jamaica." Friday and Saturday, 8-12 p.m. Fins Bar will host Rhythm Intervention and on Sunday, the West End Beach 6-8 p.m. Sunset Concert Series will feature Reggae by Ja Rhythm.
* "Live at the Museum" presents Sugarcane Jane on August 17, 7-9 p.m. Mobile Museum of Art is at 4850 Museum Drive. Sugarcane Jane, the Alabama Gulf Coast-based husband and wife duo, has amassed a loyal following. Anthony and Savana Lee Crawford create what they proudly call "Organic Music at its Finest." Rich, homegrown, and natural, their brand of Americana draws from a deep well of roots influences, interwoven with inflections of gospel, country, and rock.
* "Mobile Opera Summer Soiree" to benefit Mobile Opera is Sunday, August 27, 5:30-8 p.m. at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. The event promises "an evening of exquisite dining and exceptional music." Tickets are $125 per person and should be purchased in advance by calling Mobile Opera 251-432-6772. Reservations should be made early as this annual event sells out quickly.
* Mobile Arc's Marc-Art event will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, August 3, at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street. The public is invited to experience this festive evening, which will include music by Harrison McInnis and catering by Taziki's Mediterranean Café. Tickets are $25 and available by contacting Suzanne Dennis at Mobile Arc, 251.479.7409, ext. 623. For more information about Marc-Art or to become a corporate sponsor, contact Amy Odom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251.665.9646.
* Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, is offering Unguided Studio Time: Extended Model Pose on Fridays, August 18 and 25, 12:30-3 p.m. Those attending can enjoy unguided studio time to create artwork in their choice of medium from a live model. The longer pose lends itself to a developed painting or a clay sculpture, but could also be useful for drawing or multiple artworks from different viewpoints. Artists should bring their own supplies, or pay an extra $20 supply fee to use museum clay. For additional information, see website www.htpp://mobilemuseumofart.com.
* "The Visionary Art of Frederick Alan Marchman," hosted by Mobile Arts Council at 318 Dauphin Street, is Friday, August 11, 6-9 p.m. during ArtWalk.The public is invited to "Come celebrate his life’s work throughout the month of August, and meet his friends and family during the reception on ArtWalk night, August 11, from 6-9 p.m.. The show will be available to see from 9-5 on weekdays throughout the month.*
* "Zentangle Spoken Here" artists' reception will be Sunday, August 20, 3-5 p.m. at the Artists' Place at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. During the month of August and September, students of the meditative art form known as Zentangle® will have a showing of their work at the Artists' Place at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Cody and Hitt Roads.) There will be an artist' reception Sunday, August 20th, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. The public is invited to see how a few simple pen strokes can become beautiful art that anyone can create! This show will run from July 29 through September 30 and may be viewed by appointment by contacting Rob Bearden at 251-767-8362.
* Lori Riley, curator at the Semmesonian Art Space at Semmes Library, asks that local artists consider displaying their art in the upcoming exhibit. A new display will be going up at the end of August. Art can be dropped off at the library, 9150 Moffett Road August 29 and 30 at noon. There is no specific theme for this exhibit and all types of art is welcome. An Artists' Reception will be Saturday, September 2, noon-2 p.m.
* Mary Roe is the featured artist at Semmes Senior Center, 5635 Moffett Road. Look for Mary's exhibit at the Center.
* Fort Gaines will host the 153rd Battle of Mobile Bay event on August 5th. The historic site will be the place for various activities depicting the Fort's integral role in the Battle. Included will be canon firings every 45 minutes, blacksmith demonstrations and living history exhibits. For information, call 251-865-6992 or visit the website dauphinisland.org.
* The History Museum of Mobile, 111 S. Royal Street, is holding Open House on Sunday, August 6, 2-4 p.m. Guests can explore 300 years of Mobile's history, while learning about the Museum's membership program and benefits. Light refreshments will be served and admission is FREE.
* The History Museum of Mobile's August Learning Lunch program will feature the author and historian Robert Kaneon Wednesday, August 9, at noon in the museum auditorium. He will discuss his book So Far From Home: Royal Air Force and Free French Air Force Flight Training at Maxwell and Gunter Fields during World War II and role these Alabama air fields served during World War II. The Learning Lunch series, offered monthly, allows guests to bring their lunch and enjoy a free presentation on a wide range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to Learning Lunch is free, and all are encouraged to join us. For more information on the Learning Lunch series, call Jennifer Theeck, Curator of Education, at 251-301-0270 or contact her by email at email@example.com.
* Mission Nutrition is on display at the Exploreum Science Center in the interactive exhibit area in the My BodyWorks Gallery. The renovation features five Superfood Heroes that come alive through Augmented Reality technology; a racing video game, Fuel Up, where visitors race through breakfast lunch, and dinner, trying to avoid unhealthy foods; the Now You’re Cooking touch screen interactive exhibit that lets visitors choose between ingredients to create healthier versions of traditional Southern dishes; and the You Are What You Eat interactive game featured on an eight- foot screen.
* The History Museum of Mobile's exhibit, Faces of Africa: a Mystical View of Tribal Heritage, will be on display until July 31. For information regarding Faces of Africa, contact Curator of Collections Lori McDuffie at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 251-208-7420.
* The History Museum of Mobile has announced its upcoming exhibit titled "Titanic Honour & Glory." Established in 2002, Titanic Honour & Glory is a national touring Titanic and White Star Line exhibition. The exhibit will open December 2017 and run through May 2018. In addition to the exhibition, the History Museum will also be hosting monthly events such as a Titanic Film Festival, a Third Class Irish Party, the Last Dinner on the Titanic and more to compliment the Titanic Honour & Glory. For more information, contact Gavin Snyder at 251.301.0273 or email@example.com.
* A Photo Contest For Breast Cancer Awareness, hosted by American Royal Miss, is Tuesday, October 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. October is breast cancer awareness month, so the host is donating all proceeds from the online photo contest to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Entry is $5 per photo now through September 31st, and $10 through October 31st. Photos will be judged by Peyton Powell Brown / Peyton Powell Brown Photography. See earlier post for details or visit event website.
* The 2017 Miss & Mr. Bayou La Batre Pageant is August 12, 2017 at Bayou La Batre Community Center. Registration is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Showtime is at 1 p.m. See Miss/Mr. Bayou La Batre Pageant - Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1870205616536211 for more information.
* The 2017 National Ms/Mr Classic Diamonds Pageant, Sunday, September 3, 1-5 p.m. is a fundraiser to benefit One Meal in Mobile, a ministry to feed the homeless a Sunday afternoon meal in downtown Mobile.
The pageant will be held in the Orange Grove Community Center, Moss Point, MS. Among the awards given is Charitable Heart Awards: Everyone bringing at least $25 in cash or item donations for One Meal will receive a trophy. The National Miss Charitable Heart will be awarded to the contestant bringing the most in donations to One Meal and will receive a round crown, robe, sash and gifts. Winners will be invited to deliver goods collected and help feed the homeless on Sunday, September 10, 4 p.m. in downtown Mobile at 4 p.m. For a list of awards and registration information, see event website. For more information on One Meal, visit onemealmobile.com.
* Little Miss Alabama Gulf Coast Pageant is Saturday, September 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Semmes Community Center, 10141 Moffett Road. Entries are being accepted in ALL age groups (Spots are limited.) Email questions to Lmagcpageants@aol.com.
* The 2017 Miss Pink Pawz Pageant, a fundraiser for Pink Pawz Spay & Neuter, is September 23rd at the Tanner Williams Civic and Historical Building (across the street from Tanner Williams School.) Registration is 11:30 a.m.,-12:30 p.m.; showtime is at 1 p.m. Attire is anything pink. (For more details on categories, entry fees, etc. see Pageant website.) The organization is collecting funds and pet supplies for Pink Pawz (see www.jcspan.org.) Contestants should bring items to the registratin area. There will be awards for those bringing in $50 or more. Take Notice: 2017 Miss Pink Pawz Pageant, a fundraiser for Pink Pawz Spay & Neuter, is September 23rd at the Tanner Williams Civic and Historical Building (across the street from Tanner Williams School.) Registration is 11:30 a.m.,-12:30 p..; showtime is at 1 p.m. Attire is anything pink. (For more details on categories, entry fees, etc. see Pageant website.) The organization is collecting funds and pet supplies for Pink Pawz (see www.jcspan.org.) Contestants should bring items to the registratin area. There will be awards for those bringing in $50 or more. For more information, call Director Tina Lynn, 251-303-4017.For more information, call Director Tina Lynn, 251-303-4017.
Theatre and films (including Mobile Public Library movies
* The Mobile Bay Sierra Club invites the public to a presentation by Ben Raines and a screening of "The Underwater Forest!" on Tuesday, August 1, 6 p.m.. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event is at 5 Rivers, Tensaw Theater, 5 Rivers Alabama's Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort (entrance is across from Meaher State Park on the Mobile Bay Causeway;.follow the Sierra Club signs.) There is no admission charge. For more information, contact Carol Adams-Davis, 702-496-5050 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The Free Family Movies on Dauphin Island West End Beach are "Nim's Island" on August 3 and "Happy Feet" on August 4.
* The Sunday, August 6th film in Mobile Saenger Theatre's Summer Series is "Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory" starring Gene Wilder. The event starts at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are general admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger and $3 for 60+ seniors. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets are sold at the box offices and are not available for online purchasing. Tickets can be purchased at either the Saenger Theatre Box Office located at 6 South Joachim Street, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office located at 401 Civic Center Drive, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Saenger Box Office will open at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the movie.
* On Monday, August 7, 11 a.m., "Silver Screenings - Matinee for Seniors" at Toulminville Branch Library will be "Sister Act." Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a space, call 251-438-7075.
* "Willy Wonka--The Musical" is playing at Playhouse in the Park on weekends through Sunday, August 13, 2017. Show time on Fridays and Saturdays is 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m. This production of "Willy Wonka' is based on the classic 1964 book by Roald Dahl. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. For reservations, call 251-602-0630. All performances at the Playhouse-in-the-Park, 4851 Museum Drive. For more information, visit www.playhouseinthepark.org. call 251-602-0630 or see Facebook at Playhouse in the Park, Mobile Al.
* "Vincent and Theo," the familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh, is told through the lens of his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. Starring Tim Roth and directed by Robert Altman, those attending can tour the internal and external landscapes of the troubled artist. This movie is rated PG-13. Thursday, August 3, 3 p.m. at the Mobile Museum of Art.
* Disney’s "The Little Mermaid" is playing August 4-19 at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street, Chickasaw. Show dates are August 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and on August 6, 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Jacob Rowe is directing the play. SOME DATES ARE SOLD OUT. For information, visit www.cctshows.com. NOTE: From Chickasaw Civic Theatre comes this timely message: "August 3rd is the last day to get this year's season passes at last year's prices. See all five of the 2017-2018 season shows for $60 adults and $48 seniors and students...that's $12 per show adults and $9.60 per show seniors and students. "Go to cctshows.com to order online or send check or money order made payable to "CCT" to PO Box 11476, Chickasaw, AL 36671. CFor information, call 251-457-8887.
* Joe Jefferson Playhouse open auditions for "Peter and the Starcatcher" are planned for Sunday, August 6, 6:30 p.m. and Monday, August 7, 6:30 p.m. Callbacks, if necessary, will be Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 p.m.
Peter and the Starcatcher was written by Rick Elice based on a novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Music is by Wayne Barker. Eric Browne is the producer. Audition form is available at http://joejeffersonplayers.com/on-stage/auditions/ Show dates are October 27, 28 and November 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30PM and October 29 and November 5 and 12, 2 p.m. For more information, call 251-471-1534 or email email@example.com. on Thursday, August 10 at 5:30 p.m. "For tickets, go to https://www.joinacf.org/donate.=
* Hosted by Alabama Coastal Foundation, "The Underwater Forest World" will beThursday, August 10, 5:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast Exploreum's IMAX Theater. ickets are $25 each. The documentary explores an ancient cypress forest discovered sixty feet underwater in the Gulf of Mexico off the Alabama coast. The forest dates to an ice age more than 60,000 years ago, when sea levels were about 400 feet lower than they are today." For more information, Email at info@joinACF.org, phone 251-990-6002 or Fax 251-517-0346.
* "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" is coming to Mobile Theatre Guild August 18-21 and 25-27. Friday and Saturday performances will be at 8 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m. Joe Fuselli is directing play, which won the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play. The theater is at 14 N. Lafayette Street; for more information, call 251-433-7513 or visit www.moiletheatreguild.org.
* Mobile Mystery Dinners players present "A Killer Class Reunion" on Saturday, August 19, 7 p.m. in the Mobile Bay Room at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile. Tickets are $59 plus tax per person; advance reservations are required by contacting Lisa Russell at the hotel, 251-415-3092 or email firstname.lastname@example.org..Ticket includes a delicious buffet meal, hilarious performance by the MMD Players, unlimited wine starting at 6:30 p.m. until the end of the performance and complimentary self-parking.
* Movie Night for Adult Fun at Chickasaw Pool Saturday, August 19, 8 p.m. will be "Jaws" on the big screen. There is no charge.
* "Annie" will play at Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S. Carlen Street, on weekends from August 25-September 3. Evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. Ticket information is at joejeffersonplayers.com. For more information, call 251-471-1534 or email email@example.com.
* Tickets to "PEPPA PIG'S SURPRISE!" at Saenger Theatre are on sale at www.peppapigliveUS.com. The event is September 21 at 6 p.m. and features an action-packed live show with life size puppets and costume characters. Tickets are also available at all Tickemaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000. All seats are reserved. Children one year old and younger can sit on lap for free.
* A Very SPECIAL "Tea with Ariel" is scheduled for August 5th, 4:30-6 p.m. at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street, Chickasaw. Children can have tea with Ariel, meet other "Under the Sea" characters, crafts, dance, pictures and other special happenings will go on during that time.. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice from the "Cost" list and how many children will be attending.
* On Saturday, August 5, 2-3:30 p.m, there'll be "Reading PAWS" event at Ben May Main Library. Children (and their adult) can Meet, Greet and Read with Pet Therapy dogs and their owners. Those attending can learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community. They can also practice their reading skills with a four-legged friend. For more information, call 251-208-7074 or email email@example.com.
* From the same group that produced the Reptiles: Scales & Tales event comes Animal Architects to the Exploreum, 65 Government Street. Architecture. Design. Excavating. Construction. All are performed on a regular basis in nature. Shows are on August 5 and 6; times are as follows: 10 a.m.; 11 a.m. 12 p.m.; Break; 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. General admission is $10, and free for members.
* Tail-Gate Party with Dog Days Barkery & Paws to Pamper is Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Dog Days Barkery, 5552 Old Shell Road Suite A. The public is invited to "Join Dog Days Barkery & Paws to Pamper for a tail-gate party as we kick off football season and show our school spirit! We'll be serving food for humans and pups alike, providing $5 nail trims, raffles, and more.
* On Sunday, August 20, 5:05-8:05 p.m., Animal Rescue Foundation is presenting "Bark at the Park" at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Boulevard. Bark at the Park tickets are $10 each for the 5:05 p.m. BayBears game and the proceeds will support ARF. To purchase a ticket, email Natalie@animalrescuemobile.org
* "Beckham" is the Pet of the Week at Mobile County Animal Shelter. He is a 8-month-old Lab mix, who is playful and friendly. "Beckham" is heartworm negative, and his discounted $40 adoption fee will cover his neuter, vaccines, wormer and microchip. Anyone interested in adopted Beckham or any other adoptable at MCAS, stop by the shelter at 7665 Howells Ferry Road, Monday- Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or call 574-3647 (DOGS). Follow the Mobile County Animal Shelter on Facebook, Instagram (mcacshelter), or Twitter (@mcacshelter) to receive updates about adoptable pets and upcoming events. More information at http://www.mobilecountyal.gov/animals/pet-adoptions.html.
Markets (including Farmer's Markets)
* The Mobile Museum of Art Night Market (4850 Museum Drive) is Thursday, August 3, 5-9 p.m. This monthly Night Market showcases makers, artists, artisans, and craftsman who make locally-sourced, handmade goods. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food and drink from Crepe Crusaders-Mobile and the DJ stylings of Neil Byrne aka Hot Lobster. For additional information, see website www.htpp://mobilemuseumofart.com.
* Vintage Market Days of Mobile is scheduled for August 25, 10 a.m– August 27, 4 p.m. in the air-conditioned Hocklander Hall at The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road North. For tickets, go to vintagemarketdays.com. For more information, see mobilevintagemarketdays.com; Facebook.com/mobilevintagemarketdays or vintagemarketdaysofmobile.
* On Friday, October 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce is hosting "Market at the Corner" at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. The event is scheduled to show one-of-a-kind furniture, clothing, accessories, art, homewares and jewelry. Food trucks will be on the premises. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 5 and younger. For more information, call 251-666-2488.
* Junior League of Mobile's 33rd Annual Christmas Jubilee is November 9-11, 2017. The event is at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, 1 S Water Street, Mobile. The Gulf Coast’s greatest holiday market features more than 100 merchants from around the country, under one roof for three exciting days of shopping. Ticket prices are as follows: $8 in advance/$10 at door; $8 College Student, Senior Citizen and Military; $5 Children (ages 6-12), Free for 5 and younger. To order tickets or for more information, go to https://www.juniorleaguemobile.org/christmasjubilee/
* Saturday, August 5, 10-11 a.m., Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, hosts Tim Chapman, THE ginger expert. Chapman's presentation takes place on the same day as MBG's Gingers and Tropicals Sale so that gardeners can either shop online before hand or on the day the event. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members; ticket nformation is at mbgrebloomshop.com.
* By tradition, Bellingrath Gardens and Home celebrates Mr. Bellingrath’s birthday on August 6 by admitting residents of Mobile and Baldwin Counties at no charge. During the month of August, Bellingrath Gardens and Home is also offering an Anniversary Special, a discount rate to those touring the Gardens and the beautiful Bellingrath Home. Throughout the month, Gardens and Home tickets for adults are $16.50 (regular fee: $21), and Gardens and Home tickets for ages 5-12 are $11.50 (regular fee: $13.)
* Mobile County Master Gardeners will meet August 17, 12:30 p.m. at Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road.
Thanks/Congratulations/Good Job Department:
* Satsuma Public Library sends thanks to Lenzing Fibers for a generous donation recently received from the company.*
On Sunday, August 20, 5:05-8:05 p.m., Animal Rescue Foundation is presenting "Bark at the Park" at Hank Aaron Stadium
On Sunday, August 20, 5:05-8:05 p.m., Animal Rescue Foundation is presenting "Bark at the Park" at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Boulevard.
Bark at the Park tickets are $10 each for the 5:05 p.m. BayBears game and the proceeds will support ARF. To purchase a ticket, email Natalie@animalrescuemobile.org
A transport chair finds a new home at the Grandfriends program at Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center
Betty Fowler of Mobile recently found a new home at Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment for a transport chair with a history.
"That chair has many special memories for me, starting with my friend Annette Rehm, who left us due to ALS." It was passed on to Betty for her mother and, she said, "We (she and her mother) had so many adventures, especially lunch at Captain D's almost every Sunday and Bayley's periodically, so that she could have fish."
Then, Betty said, "I passed (the chair) to my friend Alice for her brother, Jim, and she returned to me after his death."
The chair is fairly lightweight and could fold and be placed on the floorboard of an automobile backseat for easy transport.
Betty donated the chair to the Via Grandfriends Adult Day Care program, which provides a "special place" with activities and lunch five days each week for those needing assistance. Via is at 1717 Dauphin Street in Mobile.
Though Betty felt a little sad to see the chair go, she said that she was also happy to make the donation to Via for the Grandfriends program. "Now I know where it is," she said.
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business Expo on Thursday, August 24, noon-5 p.m. at the Mobile Convention Center
1 S. Water Street. The Mobile area's largest business-to-business trade show features more than 200 companies showcasing the latest products and services.
For ticket information, go to events.mobilechamber.com
Stuff the Bus, sponsored by Mobile Retired Educators Association. brought donors, recipients and volunteers to the WalMart parking lot
A couple of weeks ago, Mobile Retired Educators Association held a "Stuff the Bus" event at two of the local WalMart stores to collect school supplies for children in need. Sarah Horton, Vice President of the group, shared a few photos of donors, volunteers and recipients.
Just a reminder: Registration is open on the 4th Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic tournament to be held on Saturday, August 5, 6 a.m.-6 p.m
Just a reminder: registration is open on the 4th Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic tournament to be held on Saturday, August 5, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Anglers can register online at the Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic website or download the form and send it in.
Sponsored by the Bayou La Batre Area Chamber of Commerce, the event consists of as full day of festivities for the family, including kayaking and fishing; vendors; local local seafood prepared by Catalina Bayou Restaurant and live music played by The Disciples of the Crow.
This fishing tournament will be held along the coastline of Bayou La Batre and the Gulf of Mexico. The event begins with a shotgun start at 6 a.m. and anglerscan compete for more than 30 different awards, including Master and Junior Angler divisional titles. Junior anglers will be allowed to fish from pier and land, as well as from kayaks
For information, see https://www.facebook.com/BayouLaBatreClassic/ or call 251-402-5081.
The inaugural Doggie Paddle fundraiser to support Gulf Coast animal shelters is Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The inaugural Doggie Paddle fundraiser to support Gulf Coast animal shelters is Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hosted by WildNative Delta Safaris, 30841 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort, the event allows participants to "Bring your kayak loving furry friend out for a fun paddle with a great cause as you explore your local waterways and help animals who are still searching for their forever homes."
Taking place at multiple locations around Mobile Bay, kayakers will choose the participating shelter they want to benefit when they register. All (human) participants will receive a commemorative tee shirt. Kayaks, canoes, and stand-up-paddleboards are welcome.
Ticket information is at wildnativetours.com.