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.
Photo Contest For Breast Cancer Awareness, hosted by American Royal Miss, is Tuesday, October 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
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, American Royal Miss, is donating all proceeds from the online photo contest to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Entry is $5 per photo now through September 30, and $10 through October 31st. Photos will be judged by Peyton Powell Brown / Peyton Powell Brown Photography
Below are rules and pertinent information:
How to enter: post your photo/photos in the event discussion on the Facebook page.
Who can enter: anyone! ages 0-2, 3-7, 8-12, 13-18, 19-28, 29+ for both boys and girls/ men and women
(And if there is interest, we would be willing to do a pet category!)
How to pay: PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards: Winners will be featured in a Facebook spread on the American Royal Miss page, and will be included in an email to the cancer research foundation when the donation is made.to edit.
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.
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.
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.org.
On Kids Day at SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, Santa visited a warm climate on vacation, and left his elves at the North Pole building trains, designing dolls, stuffing stockings with items (nonperishable) for December 24th. It's a little too early for Annaleigh Sewell to make a list--but she's thinking about it. PS: Santa and Mrs. Claus can be reached at Santajeff4Christmas@gmail.com or 251-753-6007
Saturday, July 29th was the 4th Annual Kids Day in Tillman's Corner. It rained. No matter--the rain never lasts long, and many children and adults enjoyed the fun at the event sponsored by SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce as seen in these photos.
Meet PAWS the therapy dog at Mobile Public Library and learn what he does in the community and how a four-legged friend can help improve children's reading skills
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.
After a two-month hiatus for other uses of Grand Bay Community Center, the monthly Community Breakfast was back on track early Saturday, July 29th. As always, there was a bountiful buffet and omelets made to order. And the crowd was especially large with frequent diners and first-timers.
In addition to the breakfast, coffee-and-chat time, fellowship opportunity and update on happenings in Grand Bay by Kimon Brown and Aleta Boudreaux of Citizens for a Better Grand Bay, those attending were treated to good music by the Azalea City Harmony, a part of the Sweet Adelines of Mobile.
Pictured are a few of those who filled the tables at the Last-Saturday Breakfast.
"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 heart worm 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.
"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.)
The Zentangle method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called “tangles.” It employs five (5) elemental strokes – line, dot, circle, arc and an “S”, which anyone can draw.
Zentangle requires very little in the way of supplies – paper and pen, and not much more, which makes it an ideal art form for anyone. Novices, as well as experienced artists, are drawn to this easy artform, which creates a perfect environment for mindfulness, relaxation and calming.
This fairly new art form was developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, who found that the practice of Zentangle produced a calming effect – almost Zen-like, hence the name. They conduct 4-day workshops to train and certify people to teach the Zentangle method. Since 2003 approximately 3000 people from 40 different countries have been certified to teach Zentangle. Local Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZTs) who organized this show are Sr. Ann Henkel, O.P., Yuko Jordan and Roxann Dyess.
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.
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
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.
This year's keynote speaker is author and inspiration speaker, Rachel Macy Stafford of The Hands Free Revolution. Rachel is the New York Times bestselling author of three books, including Hands Free Mama, Hands Free Life, and Only Love Today. Additional speakers will be announced later.
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.
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 ho dogs, 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.
Back to School Bash, sponsored by Mobile City Council President Gina Gregory, is Saturday, August 12, Hillsdale Recreation Center
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Bay Alabama Community Breakfast Is Saturday, July 29, 9-10:30 a.m. at Grand Bay Community Center
Grand Bay Alabama Community Breakfast Is Saturday, July 29, 9-10:30 a.m. at Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 Highway 90. Coffee is at 8:30 a.m.
Special musical guests will be Azalea City Harmony.
A donation is requested: $5 for children and $8 for adults.
Ebony Moments Book Club members will discuss "The Inheritance" by Rochelle Alers at 6 p.m on Thursday, August 10
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.
"Rubber Ducky Regatta" fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, Saturday, August 26
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, which houses families with seriously ill and injured children being treated at area hospitals and staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
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.
Mobile Bay Sierra Club to feature Ben Raines with documentary, "The Underwater Forest," Tuesday, August 1st
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..
The Underwater Forest details the discovery and exploration of an ancient cypress forest found sixty feet underwater in the Gulf of Mexico, due south of Gulf Shores, Alabama. 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.
The forest appears to be a wholly unique relic of our planet’s past, the only known site where a coastal ice age forest this old has been preserved in place. It is considered a treasure trove of information, providing new insights into everything from climate in the region to annual rainfall, insect populations, and the types of plants that inhabited the Gulf Coast before humans arrived in the new world.
Scientific analysis of the site is ongoing.
The documentary follows the work of the team investigating the site, both underwater and in the laboratory. The film was written and directed by AL.com’s Ben Raines, who also filmed the underwater sequences and organized the first scientific missions to the site.
The scientists believe the forest was buried beneath the Gulf sediments for eons, until giant waves driven by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 uncovered it. Raines and AL.com collected the first samples from the site, and participated in every scientific mission to the site, beginning in 2012. Dropping 10 fathoms down, below the green waves of the Gulf and back in time to this prehistoric world amounts to a sort of time traveler’s journey. Nothing like the forest, in terms of age or scale, has ever been found. The oxygen-free underwater environment has hermetically sealed the trees in a sort of natural time capsule.
Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event is at 5 River, Tensaw Theater, 5 River, 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: email@example.com