From Cathy Pope, President & CEO of Feeding the Gulf Coast comes this message:
"As students prepare to go back to school, thousands of children along the Central Gulf Coast will again rely on resources such as free or reduced price school meals during the week. They face weekends where they might not have enough to eat until the following Monday’s breakfast at school.
"That’s a long time for a child to face hunger.
"At schools across our community, Feeding the Gulf Coast helps feed children struggling with hunger every weekend through our Backpack Program. Every Friday, or the last day before a holiday or vacation, children’s backpacks are filled with nutritious food that will keep them going through the weekend. Thanks to donors like you, last school year, Feeding the Gulf Coast was able to provide backpacks to over 2,400 children across the Central Gulf Coast.
"Right now, there are not enough backpacks for every child who is hungry in our community. Will you help feed a child with your gift today? It costs just $3.75 to fill a backpack with enough nutritious food to feed a child for an entire weekend. A gift of $15 would provide a child with enough food every weekend for an entire month. Your generous gift of $135 will make sure that a child will have enough to eat each weekend for the entire school year!
"With your help, we can reach more children. Please send your donation today... because hunger doesn’t take a break on the weekend."
On August 6 and 7, 6:30 p.m., Mobile Theatre Guild will hold auditions for two one-act plays.
"Paper Thin" is a family comedy/drama, set in Northern Mississippi, by T.K. Lee, directed by David Doolittle.
"Desire, Desire, Desire" is a parody of Tennessee Williams plays, by Christopher Durang, directed by Daniel Mainwaring.
Show dates are September 14-23. Eleven actors /actresses, ages 16 and up, are needed.
Mobile Arts Council's Art After Hours is Tuesday, August 28, 5:30-7 p.m. at Marnée's Studio, 2353 Airport Boulevard, Mobile.
Mobile Arts Council's Art After Hours is Tuesday, August 28, 5:30-7 p.m. at Marnée's Studio, 2353 Airport Boulevard, Mobile.
The public can learn more about Mobile's thriving arts community at Mobile Arts Council's newest event: Art After Hours! This month's event is hosted by Marnée's Studio. Attendees can enjoy complimentary wine and light appetizers as they learn more about Mobile arts and culture.
Every other month, a different MAC organization will host all members of the community at a FREE networking event featuring refreshments, entertainment, and community-driven networking.
Founder's Day at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, is Monday, August 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Founder's Day at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, is Monday, August 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Walter D. Bellingrath, born in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 6, 1869, was Mobile’s first Coca-Cola bottler and the founder of Bellingrath Gardens and Home.
In honor of Mr. Bellingrath’s birthday, admission to the Gardens is free to all Mobile and Baldwin County residents. (Please be prepared to show your ID to prove place of residence.)
Guests are invited to tour the Gardens and the beautiful Bellingrath Museum Home. There is an additional charge of $9 to tour the Home.
"Eighth Grade" runs August 3-14 at the Crescent Theater, 208 Dauphin Street.
A summary is as follows: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school–the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school.
Check times and ticket information Crescent's website. For more information, call 251-438-2005.
The Mobile Symphony (MSO) will continue its tradition of bringing the world’s greatest talents to the Gulf Coast with a gala concert featuring soprano Renée Fleming on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile.
“Renée Fleming is the most celebrated soprano in the world today,” Scott Speck, MSO music director, says. “She combines a stunningly powerful voice and a celestial beauty of tone with a warm, down-to-earth personality and delightful sense of humor.”
Ms. Fleming is a rare star who crosses all barriers to delight fans of classical and pop music. An Evening with Renée Fleming will range from classical arias to songs from musical theater including Broadway hits The Sound of Music, Light in the Piazza, The King and I and South Pacific. Orchestra highlights include the overture to Bernstein’s Candide and Copland’s The Tender Land.
“Renée and I actually go way back,” Speck says. “We met as students, when we were both Fulbright Scholars in Germany. Even then, it was clear to all of us what a once-in-a-generation singer she is. At that time she was studying with the legendary German soprano Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, who in her day was the foremost interpreter of Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs. Nowadays the foremost interpreter of those songs is Renée Fleming. She’ll be singing them – and much more – with the Mobile Symphony.”
President Obama awarded Fleming America’s highest honor for an artist, the National Medal of Arts. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the only classical artist ever to sing the U.S. National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award (her fourth) for Best Classical Vocal Solo, Fleming has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2008 Fleming became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.
Fleming is currently appearing on Broadway in a major new production of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Carousel. Her recent tour schedule has included concerts in New York, London, Vienna, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo and Beijing. She is heard on the soundtracks of the current films The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and she will soon be heard as the singing voice of Roxane, played by Julianne Moore, in the film of the best-selling novel Bel Canto. She will perform music from all three movies for the first time in concert at the Mobile event.
“The Mobile Symphony has a tradition of bringing the world’s greatest talents to the Mobile Bay area,” Speck adds. “Over the years our audiences have thrilled to the breathtaking talents of Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Evelyn Glennie, Midori and Menahem Pressler. Renée Fleming now joins this proud tradition.”
Tickets are $30-$125 and can be purchased online at www.mobilesymphony.org, by phone at 251-432-2010, or at the symphony box office, 257 Dauphin Street. More details can be found online at www.mobilesymphony.org.
The concert is sponsored in honor of Ann Bartlett Hearin by the Hearin-Chandler Foundation. Corporate sponsor is Lexus of Mobile, and media sponsor is WKRG-TV.
The Mobile Symphony has been a regional orchestra for the central Gulf Coast since 1997. Scott Speck serves as music director. In addition to offering a full season of classical and pops concerts, the orchestra serves the area with a wide range of educational and outreach programs including student performances, a string academy and a youth orchestra.
Mobile Arc, a non-profit organization that provides services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will hold its annual art show fundraiser on Thursday, August 2, 6-9 p.m. at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street.
This annual exhibit celebrates the artwork created by Mobile Arc program participants along with volunteer artists from the community. The Mobile Arc art education program assists adults with I/DD with opportunities to improve their communication skills and productive work skills while exhibiting their artwork in a professional setting.
Collaborative artwork and pottery with local artists will be on display and available for purchase. The evening will feature entertainment by local singer-songwriter Lisa Mills and catering by Taziki’s Mediterranean Café.
Tickets to Marc-Art 2018 are $25 and will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance by calling Mobile Arc’s finance office at 251.479.7409, extension 623.
Pictured are some participants and their work along with some of the volunteer artists. (Photos courtesy of MobileArc
Moorer YMCA's 3rd Annual White Linen Party is Wednesday, August 1, 6-9 p.m. at Alchemy Tavern, 7 S Joachim Street Mobile.
The public is invited to "Throw on your favorite white attire and get ready for a super fun night for a GREAT cause!" This year's event will take place on Wednesday, August 1, 6-9 p.m. at Alchemy Tavern 6-9 p.m. There'll be food, drinks, a silent auction and live music by Jamell Richardson "The Gulf Coast Blues Boy." Cost is $35/ticket and can be purchased at the MOORER YMCA or on EVENTBRITE. All proceeds will benefit the Y Campaign for Youth, Families,and Seniors. Childcare will be provided at the MOORER YMCA during the event as well.
The Via Center Board of Directors has named long-time Executive Manager Deanna Murphy as the organization’s Executive Director. Murphy previously served as Director of Membership and Center Director for more than seven years. She has served as Interim Executive Director since April of 2017.
“Our organization continues to move in a positive direction,” Board President Ola Anise (Azalea City Credit Union) said. “Opening on Saturdays, increasing community programs, such as Pickleball, and our future Veterans Daycare program are all new initiatives that are growing Via,” he continued. “Deanna is the right person to lead our organization as we serve our new members, part of our 50% increase in membership in the last 8 years,” he concluded.
Murphy has a business degree and 20 years of experience in organizational management, finance and operations in both the private and public sectors. Past positions have included management for national retail and clothing manufacturers and business management at the Mobile-based Murray House assisted living facility.
“I’m eager to lead and grow our new programs at Via,” said Murphy. “I look forward to working with our leadership, staff, membership and the community to continue to be a community-based Center, meeting the needs of members and our citizens,” she added.
The Via Center serves more than 49,000 members and community users through health, fitness and enrichment programs and Community Needs Division services. ###
Senior Citizens Services, Inc. (SCS) was one of the first five senior programs funded in Alabama through the Older Americans Act. SCS was established in 1971 to help older adults live independently in their own neighborhoods, with access to the resources they need. SCS operates the Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center (Via Center), a 42,000 square foot community-based center for older adults, promoting mental and physical health, continuous learning and socialization. The Via Center provides more than 60 health, fitness and enrichment programs. The Community Needs Division manages: the Grandfriends Adult Daycare Program; an Emergency Food Pantry; an Emergency Resource Center; transportation services; Information & Referral; specialized Veterans programs; an annual Healthy Living Expo; and a community Rental Program.
A COMMUNITY CENTER FOR OLDER ADULTS
Leadership: Ola Anise (President), Azalea City Credit Union; Ben Meisler (In-coming President), Holiday Inn Express; Cathy Wagner (Treasurer), Community Volunteer; Jani Handwerger (Secretary), Community Volunteer; Randy Fausak, Fausak Tires (retired); Audrey Goldberg, Community Volunteer; Dr. Roma Stovall Hanks, Professor and Department Chair, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work, USA Programs in Gerontology; F. Grey Redditt, Jr., Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.; Beth Thomas, Alabama Power; Ellen Alves, Your Premier Healthcare; Charlie Brown, Century Bank; Melissa Zoghby, Independent CPA; Dr. Norman Berger, DDS Dentistry; Tim Gaston, Smith, Dukes & Buckalew, LLP; Dr. Michael Maitre, Jr.; Mr. Selwyn H. Turner, III, SCRG, LLC; Arlene Mitchel, Community Philanthropist; Herbert Meisler, Community Philanthropist
"Water Education Festival," hosted by Mobile Baykeepers, Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center,
"Water Education Festival," hosted by Mobile Baykeepers, Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street.
The festival is free for Exploreum members.
For non-members, $10 "Beat the Heat" Summer combo including IMAX/ Water's Extreme Journey and permanent exhibits.
The goal of this family-oriented day is to spark a conversation about the importance of water management and conservation in our community. This is a great opportunity to learn about and get involved with local organizations in a fun interactive setting.
Participating organizations include Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) and Willie Water mascot; Mark Berte with Alabama Coastal Foundation; Mobile Bay National Estuary Program; Mobile Bay Keeper; 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center; Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Dog River Clearwater Revival
Water conversation education activities and tables will be set up in the Exploreum atrium as well as opportunities to win IMAX posters, passes, National Parks Adventure gear, and other cool door prizes.
Mobile Mystery Dinners players are presenting "The Deadly Housewives of Hysteria Lane" on Friday, August 10, 7 p.m. 2018 at Azalea Manor
Mobile Mystery Dinners players are presenting "The Deadly Housewives of Hysteria Lane" on Friday, August 10, 7 p.m. 2018 at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the play starts at 7 p.m. Dinner is catered by Naman's.
Advance reservations are required at www.mobilemysterydinners.com For more information, call 251-865-7398 or go to www.mobilemysterydinners.com or www.facebook.com/mobilemysterydinners. Tickets are $59 each. Due to adult innuendo, mature audience only.
There is plenty of free parking at the Manor and in the second lot at the corner of Dauphin and Bayou streets.
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce business luncheon is Wednesday, August 1, noon-1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Mobile County Com. Jerry Carl.
Raise 251 | Opening Reception is Friday, August 10, 6-9 p.m. at Alabama Contemporary Art Center, 301 Conti Street, Mobile. Tickets are available at www.alabamacontemporary.org.
Featuring new commissions exploring hidden or overlooked issues affecting community health in Mobile, Raise 251 aims to educate and empower Mobile’s citizens by enhancing their capacity to better participate in decision-making about their health.
Taking traditional “photovoice” methods of community-based participatory research as its starting point, this exhibition and community initiative has been developed by Alabama Contemporary in partnership with the University of South Alabama’s Center for Healthy Communities (CHC).
Raise 251 provides four Community Health Advocates, representing health-disparate neighborhoods across Mobile, with one-on-one mentorship and support in bringing the issues facing their communities to the wider public. Photographs by Barbara Hodnett, Frewin Osteen, Bomani Williams, and Sheena Williams will be presented alongside new commissions from Jamey Grimes, Wanda Sullivan, and Pinky MM Bass that amplify and interpret their unique insights and perspectives.
For more information, visit www.alabamacontemporary.org/events/raise-251/.
THE NUMBERS ARE IN!!
A follow-up to previous post about SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce's Under the Big Top Kids Day on Saturday, July 28th at Tillman's Corner Community Center
Tina Poiroux reports the statistics from the 5th Annual Kids Day, and they are as follows:
* More than 5,000 people attended the big event this year
* Six bicycles were given to winning boys and girls
* 520 children received free haircuts
* More than 1,000 book bags went to 5-12-year olds from Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana
* 1,000 free hot dogs were enjoyed by attendees
* Ten BayBear tickets and many door prizes went to lucky ticket-holders
* 7-year-old Jayvion Nyanga won the Krystal burger eating contest
* 80 vendors participated
* One of those who dunked Com. Jerry Carl in the tank was Mobile City Council member John Williams
* Giveaways were sponsored by BayBears, Keep Mobile Beautiful, Polysurveying, Sign Gympsies, Grand Catering of Mobile, Allstate Insurance, SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce
Tina gives thanks to sponsors, corporate partners, vendors, volunteers and every person who gave time and money while enduring the heat. " Southwest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce made me proud and I'm blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of this organization," Tina said.
Community events and activities for the week of July 30-August 5, 2018 (and a few Mark your Calendar items)
Galas, Special Events, Fundraisers and Fun:
** Child Advocacy Center of Mobile's "Cheers To Children" fundraiser is Monday, July 30, 6-8:30 p.m.at El Papi, 615 Dauphin Street, Mobile. Tickets cost $35 and are avaialble at The Child Advocacy Center and EL PAPI. Call 251-432-1101 for details.
** During the month of August, Bellingrath Gardens and Home is offering an August Admissions Discount, a reduced rate on combination Gardens-and-Home tickets. Gardens and Home tickets for adults in August are $17 (regular fee: $21), and Gardens and Home tickets for ages 5-12 are $12 (regular fee: $13). The fee for commercial and professional photography is also discounted by 50% during the month of August. The fee includes entrance into the Gardens for the photographer and up to four participants. To book a photography session, call 251.459.8986. For details, visit bellingrath.org.
** Thursday, August 2, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen in Saraland, 617 Celeste Road. On Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating DQ® U.S. locations will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. On Thursday, Aug. 2*, stop by your nearest participating location (DQ in Saraland) to enjoy a Blizzard Treat that not only tastes good, it does good.'
** The 21st Annual Cool White Linen Night, benefiting Senior Citizens Services, Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, Arlene F. Mitchell Campus, is Thursday, August 2, 6 p.m. at The Steeple on St. Francis. The evening will include fine dining, libations, silent auction, live music and dancing, courtesy of the Azalea Ballroom Dance Club. Tickets are $100 per person, $60 for Via members. For tickets, see Barbara Estes at the Welcome Desk at Via, 1717 Dauphin Street, call 251-470-5229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Little Sisters of the Poor fundraiser, sponsored by the Association of St Jeanne Jugan and hosted by MA Callaghan, is Friday, August 3, 7-9 p.m. at 1655 McGill Avenue. Admission is $15. There will be food, adult drinks, other drinks and a chance to win door prizes are included with the game admission. The game guests will be playing is Center, Left, and Right. Funds raised will go toward the Residents Cash Prizes for a Big Bucks Bingo.
** Women's Forum 2018: Being True to Oneself is presented by Spring Hill College and the University of South Alabama. Women are invited to the 4th annual Women’s Forum, which is hosted by The Community Foundation of South Alabama in coordination with Congressman Bradley Byrne. The free event will be held Friday, August 3, 2018 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Battle House in downtown Mobile. While the event is free and open to the public, space is limited and reservations should be made at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-womens-forum-august-3-2018-tickets-47116913958.
** The City of Semmes invites the public to the Grand Unveiling of the new Electronic Sign at Semmes Public Library, 9150 Moffet Road. The event is Monday, August 6, 10 a.m. Refreshments will follow the ceremony.
** At Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Founder’s Day is the 149th anniversary of Mr. Bellingrath’s birthday is Monday, August 6. Bellingrath Gardens will offer free admission to residents of Mobile and Baldwin Counties. The Founder’s Day tradition dates back to 1949, when Mr. Bellingrath invited local residents to come and enjoy the Gardens at no charge as part of his 80th birthday celebration. Guests are encouraged to tour the Bellingrath Museum Home during their visit, for an additional charge of $9. For more information, visit bellingrath.org or call 251.973.2217.
** The Mobile Police Department and the City of Mobile Special Events Department will host the 35th Annual Night Out event at the Mobile Civic Center Arena Tuesday, August 7th, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Officer Gary Owens at 251-208-1938 or email email@example.com.
** National Night Out at Semmes is Tuesday, August 7, 5-8 p.m. at the Training Center, 9010 Forest Streert. This is ther 35th anniversary of NNO, a partnership between the Police and cummunities. It will be an evening of family fun, including a water slide, games, food and other activities.
** "Ben's Battle" Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction is Friday, August 10, 5-8 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 6101 Grelot Road, Building F. Tickets are $25 per person. For tickets, call Beth Burleson, 251-402-1782 or Meg Cobb, 251-610-2779.
** Conde Cavaliers 36th Annual Mardi Gras Fishing Rodeo is Saturday, August 11, 6 a.m. at Dauphin Island Marina, 650 LeMoyne Drive, Dauphin Island.
** Government Street Presbyterian Church's "Summer Sunday Social" is 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.
** The Rotary Club of North Mobile meets Wednesday, August 15, noon-1 p.m. at Catfish Junction. Guest Speaker will be Jags Ambassador Ken McGrew. The fee for members is $10; guests, $15. RSVP only with Lydia at 251-380-7150 or Lydia@gesgc.org by Monday August 13, 2018.
** Rubber Ducky Regatta 2018 to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile is Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m. noon at Cooper Riverside Park, Water Street, Mobile. Tickets are at Rubberduckyregatta.coml.
** The 20th Annual Alabama Chef Challenge--A Challenge to End Hunger is Thursday, August 30, 6-9 p.m. at Fort Whiting Armory, 1630 S. Broad Street. The event is described as "a night of culinary magic as some of the area’s most celebrated chefs come together to fight hunger in our community, along with a little friendly competition." The event is a fundraiser for Feeding the Gulf Coast, whose hunger-relief programs and services provide meals to those in need throughout FGC's 24-county, tri-state service area. Tickets are $75 per person; gGuests must be 21 and or older. See Website: https://feedingthegulfcoast.org/alabama-chef-challenge/ for more information.
** Mobile Fashion Week 2018 will be Saturday, September 22, 6-9 p.m. at the Fort of Colonial Mobile. Tickets are by Eventbrite #MOBFW18. All seats will be perfect seats this year, so no VIP required.
** SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual “Gulf Seafood Gala”™, is Saturday, October 6, 6-9 p.m, .a celebration of Alabama Gulf seafood and the rich heritage and culture that surround it. The event is at Isle Dauphin Club, 100 Orleans Drive, Dauphin Island. Visitors will enjoy tastings of delectable Gulf seafood prepared and presented by local and regional chefs. The event will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of historic Isle Dauphine Club. Local art, live musical entertainment and adult beverages will round out a wonderful evening on Dauphin Island.Proceeds will benefit Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to showcasing and educating the public about the rich heritage and culture of Dauphin Island and South Mobile County, AL, and improving the quality of life through the arts.
** SAVE THE DATE: Tickets for the 2nd Annual Land Rover Gulf Coast "Wine on the River Mobile" World Tour go on sale on Monday July 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at WineOnTheRiverMobile.com. The event will be held Saturday, October 20, 4-8 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit local charity the Fuse Project.
** SAVE THE DATE: "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," a fundrasiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, is Thursday, September 13, 5:30-9 p.m. at Mobile Government Plaza. This event is an evening for ladies 21 years of age and older, complete with heavy hors d’oevres from local area chefs and restaurants, McTini’s, and an unforgettable evening of manicures, makeovers, shopping and more. Tickets for Girls Just Wanna Have Fun are available for $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Attendees also have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets for a stylish “Purse-Onality” at $25, $50 or $100, which includes a purse – and a surprise gift inside valued at that price or more. For ticket information, see rmhcmobile.org. Proceeds from Girls Just Wanna Have Fun directly benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, which supports families through their House and Family Rooms. For more information about Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, visit rmhcmobile.org/girls, or call the Ronald McDonald House at 251-694-6873.
** MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The 47th Annual Little Sisters of the Poor Lawn Party is Sunday, October 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Little Sisters, 1655 McGill Avenue. The Lawn Party is the largest fundraisers for Little Sisters. It's a family event with entertainment, food, games, raffles, yard sale, music and more. Admission is free.
** November 3, 1 p.m.-dusk, a Cotton Festival is scheduled at Tanner Williams Park. The event will include musical performances, a Cotton Queen Pageant, a Pie Contest, food and games.
** The public is invited to shop in the air conditioned Bellingrath Hall at Central Presbyterian Church, 1260 Dauphin Street, every Saturday morning during August (beginning August 4) and September from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Presbyterian is looking for more vendors; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tournaments (fishing, golf)
** The 5th Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic fishing tournament is Saturday, August 4, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. at 14772 State Docks Road, Bayou La Batre. The event, sponsored by Bayou La Batre Chamber of Commerce, includes a festival for the non-anglers.
** The Thin Blue Line Fishing Association 2018 TBLFA King Mackerel Tournament is Saturday, August 4, 5 a.m.-6 p.m. at Dauphin Island. The Thin Blue Line Fishing Association is a group of law enforcement anglers and supporters with the common goal of hosting an annual benefit tournament.
** Franklin Primary Health Center 23rd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament is Saturday, August 18, 2018 Magnolia Grove. For more information, contact Kathy Perry, 251-463-4327.
Chambers of Commerce:
** Semmes Chamber of Commerce business luncheon is Wednesday, August 8, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pathway Church, Moffett and Ching Dairy Roads.
Runs, Walks, biking, cycling events and paddles:
** Sunday, August 12, 1-4 p.m., Port City Pacers Open House and Barbecue is being held for current and potential members. Guests can learn the benefits of PCP membership and see what the club has done over the last 40 years. PCP address is 358 Morgan Ave, Mobile, Alabama.
** Port City Pacers group is hosting the Chickasabogue 2 Miler on Tuesday, August 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Chickasabogue Park, 760 Aldock Road, Eight Mile, Alabama. Participants may enter by mail (entries should be postmarked by August 7), online at events.com until 4 a.m., August 14, or in person at McCoy Outdoor, Run-N-Tri, or Fleet Feet in Mobile, or Running Wild in Fairhope until noon on August 13. Packet pick-up and race day registration at the park from 5:30 until 6:15 p.m. BRING INSECT REPELLENT.
** The 2nd Annual Ice Cream Marathon, presented by Fleet Feet Sports Mobile, is every Monday through September 3 at 11 a.m. The registration is $10 ($15 after the 8th of July) and ALL proceeds of the Ice Cream Marathon will benefit a charity. All participants will choose a charity of their choice and the charity that receives the most entries will be given the proceeds.
Book Clubs, readings, book signings, storytelling, recitations, writing:
** On July 30, 6:30 p.m., Classics Revisited Book Club will "Reconnect with the Classics" at Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street. The topic of discussion will be "Clouds of Witness" by Dorothy Sayers. For more information, call 251-208-7902.
** At the Saturday, August 4th meeting of Extravagant Readers Adult Book Club, members will discuss "Wired" by Julie Garwood. The meeting is 3-4 p.m. at Toulminville Branch Library. For more information, call 251-438-7075.
** August 9 at 6 p.m., Ebony Moments Book Club meets at West Regional Branch Library. This month’s topic is "A Sister's Secret" by Cydney Rax. . For more information, contact Betty Kidd at 251-470-7766.
** Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m., A Page in Time Book Club will meet at West Regional Branch Library, 5555 Grelot Road. This month's topic of discussion is "I, Eliza Hamilton" by Susan Holloway Scott. For more information, contact Michele Eli at 251-340-8561.
** On Thursday, August 16, 6 p.m., Bayside Book Club meets at Parkway Branch Library. This month's topic of discussion is "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden" by Denis Johnson. For more information, call Betty Fowler at 251-476-2600 or 251-208-7097.
** On August 5, 10:45 and 11:45 a.m., the Kempters family band will perform at Satsuma First Baptist Church on the church's 75th anniversary.
** Summertime Fun Dance at Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 Highway 90, on August 10, 7-10:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.
** Mobile Opera's Summer Sunday Soirée is Sunday, August 19, 5:30-8 p.m. at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 1058 Airport Boulevard. Mobile Opera invites the public to "Join us for an evening of exquisite dining and exceptional music." Tickets are $125/person; RSVP at Mobile Opera, 251-432-6772. Make reservations early - this annual event sells out quickly. (Tickets are not available at the door.)
Stage and film:
** The Saenger Summer Classic Movie July 29, 3-5:30 p.m. is " Steel Magnolias." The Saenger is at 6 Joachim Street; doors open for summer classics at 2:30 p.m.. Tickets are general admission. Prices: $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under and $3 for 60+ senior. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets can be purchased at either the Saenger Theatre Box Office (located at 6 South Joachim Street; open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) or at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (located at 401 Civic Center Drive; open 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. Tickets can not be purchased online or by phone.
** 3CPImprov Comedy Night, presented by Chickasaw Civic Comedy Players: Comedy Improv Troupe and Chickasaw Civic Theatre, is Friday, August 3, 7:30-9 p.m. at CCT, 801 Iroquois Street.
Tickets are $5 and available at the door (cash/credit.)
** Audition Workshop- Once on This Island, presented by The PACT, is Saturday, August 4, noon-2 p.m. at 3995 Cottage Hill Road, Unit 6. Tickets are at app.jackrabbitclass.com. With auditions just around the corner, The PACT is giving everyone the help to prepare for an audition for "Once on This Island." 1 DAY ONLY! Register online today.
** Mobile Saenger Theatre, 6 Joachim Street, will present "Pulp Fiction" on August 5th. The Summer Classic Movie Series runs through August 29, 2018. On Sunday afternoons, the Saenger Theatre will feature a famous classic movie to be shown at 3 p.m., with doors opening at 2:30 p.m.ckets are for sale now and are general admission. Prices are $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under and $3 for 60+ senior. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets can be purchased at either the Saenger Theatre Box Office (located at 6 South Joachim Street; open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) or at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (located at 401 Civic Center Drive; open 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. Tickets can not be purchased online or by phone. Thee main concession stand downstairs will be open for snacks and beverages such as popcorn, sodas, candy, beer, wine and mixed drinks.
** Chickasaw Civic Theatre production of "My Fair Lady" opens August 10 and will run weekends through August 26th. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m. Chickasaw Civic Theatre is at 801 Iroquois Street. Tickets are available at cctshows.com.
** "Once on This Island Auditions," set by The PACT are August 11 at 2 p.m. and August 12 at 6 p.m. Performances take place at Bellingrath Gardens on the Great Lawn. For more information visit http://www.thepact
** "MAMMA MIA! The Musical" opens August 10th and runs through August 26th at Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S Carlen Street. Performances are as follows: Fridays & Saturdays: August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m.; All Sunday Matinees: August 12, 19, 26 at 0 p.m. and School Performance: TBA. For tickets, go to joejeffersonplayers.com.
** On Sunday afternoons, the Saenger Theatre will feature a famous classic movie to be shown at 3 p.m., with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. Showing on August 12 will be "Mary Poppins.". Tickets are general admission--$6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger and $3 for 60+ senior. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets can be purchased at either the Saenger Theatre Box Office (located at 6 South Joachim Street; open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) or at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (located at 401 Civic Center Drive; open 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. Tickets can not be purchased online or by phone. The main concession stand downstairs will be open for snacks and beverages such as popcorn, sodas, candy, beer, wine and mixed drinks.
** The Joe Jefferson Players are holding open auditions for William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, "Othello The Moor Of Venice" Monday, August 13, 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 p.m. Auditions will be at Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S Carlen Street. Show Dates: November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m. and November 4, 11, 18 at 2:00 p.m. School Performance(s): TBA To download an audition form go to: http://joejeffersonplayers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Audition_Form-1-2016-Formatted.pdf. Read about JJP parking before arrival: http://joejeffersonplayers.com/contact/
** Sunny Side Theater's upcoming season includes Stuart Little, Mamma Mia, Cinderella, Junie B. Jones and Aladdin. For information, call Christopher Paragone 251-510-1808.
** The Playhouse-in-the-Park, 4851 Museum Drive, presents an original play: "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. The play will run 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.
** "Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland Film Festival," a part of Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library's Classic Films presentation is Tuesday, August 7, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the films of Errol Flynn and his leading lady, Olivia de Havilland with commentary and fun facts provided. This month’s feature is "Captain Blood," a swashbuckling saga about a 17th-century Irish doctor who becomes a heroic buccaneer after commandeering a Spanish galleon in Jamaica and setting sail on the high seas. The film runs 99 minutes and is not rated. For more information, 251-470-7770 or email email@example.com.
** The Garden Sketch Club at Mobile Botanical Gardens meets every Friday, 2 p.m., until December 28th. Artists at all levels of experience welcome. General admission is $5 for non-members. The Museum is at 4151 Museum Drive.
** 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.
** "Faces of India" exhibit of photography by Jelena Kryschun is in the Rodning Gallery--Marx Library at the University of South Alabama August 1-September 30. Meet the Artist September 11, 4-6 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
** Mobile Arc, a non-profit that provides services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will hold its annual art show fundraiser in August. Marc-Art 2018 will be held on Thursday, August 2, 6 p.m. at Azalea Manor at 751 Dauphin Street, Mobile. Collaborative artwork and pottery with local artists will be on display and available for purchase. The evening will feature entertainment by local singer-songwriter Lisa Mills and catering by Taziki’s Mediterranean Café. Tickets to Marc-Art 2018 are $25 and will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance by calling Mobile Arc’s finance office at 251.479.7409, extension 623.
** Mobile Baykeeper presents "An Afternoon with Metal Sculptor Frank Ledbetter" on Sunday, August 5, 2-5 p.m. at Dority's, 1010 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island. Tickets are $10 and will support Mobile Baykeeper's efforts for clean water, clean air and healthy communities. For more information, contact Justine Herlihy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
** On Friday, August 10, 1-4:30 p.m. or Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m.-2:30, mixed-media workshop with Darius Hill will be at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive.
** Art Does It Gallery at Dauphin Island will feature artist Margie Delcambre's special show, "Coastal Art," on Sunday, August 12, 3-5 p.m. ADI is home to many local and seasonal artists. For more information regarding exhiition opportunities and art instruction, contact Regina Kollegger, 251-214-6485 or email@example.com.
Some Senior Citizens' Activities:
** Semmes Seniors are conducting a raffle opportunity for an Earth Box Garden System. This event is a fundraiser for Semmes Senior Center. The Gardening System also includes accessories, potting soil, 3 packs of seed and a decorative garden spike. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and are available at the Center, 9635 Moffett Road. The drawing will be August 30th.
** "Senior Summer Surprise" for Chickasaw Senior Citizens is Tuesday, July 31, 2-4 p.m. in the Community Shelter. Seniors are invited to "come have an afternoon of fun with friends" There will be music, Coke Floats and Banana Bread, surprises and laughs--all at no charge. Call 251-452-6462 for information.
** Golden Agers Senior Adult Luncheon at Calvary Assembly of God, 6800 Three Notch Road. is 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of every month--August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6. . All senior adults in the community are invited to enjoy this time together.
** Chickasaw Senior Lunch Outing is August 3rd at Logan’s Steakhouse. Call Stephanie Stewart, 251-452-6464 for details/reservations.
** Chickasaw Seniors Early Bird Breakfast is Monday, August 6, 7:30 a.m. at Chickasaw Civic Center, 224 Grant Street.
** Chickasaw senuiors will attend Summer Classic Movies Saenger Theater showing of "Mary Poppins" on Sunday afternoon, August 12th. The van will depart from the Chickasaw Civic Center at 2:15 p.m. Dinner on your own following the movie--$3 for those 60 and older and $6 for those younger. Call 251-452-6462 to sign up for the trip
** A friendly Alabama/Auburn competition to benefit ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) is Saturday, August 18 at 11 a.m. at IHOP, 4375 Rangeline Road.
** "Cat Days of Summer" Adoption Event, hosted by Aide For Animals, is Sunday, August 5, 2 p.m. at B&B Pet Stop, 5035 Cottage Hill Road.
** On Friday, August 10, 11 a.m., Reading PAWS Meet, Greet & Read: West Regional Library invites families to "Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners. Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community. Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend." For more information, call the children’s department at 251-340-8571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
** A Free Pet Wellness Clinic for low income pet owners, hosted by Animal Rescur Foundation, is Saturday, August 18 at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 7125 Hitt Road, Mobile. To make an appointment, fill out the form at https://form.jotform.com/82034320880146. For more information, email email@example.com
End of Summer/back to school events:
** City of Mobile's District 3 Back to School Rally is on Sunday, August 5th, 3-5 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Road Shopping Center.
Events for Children/Teens/Families:
** Teen Friends of the (Satsuma) Library are volunteers who help children sharpen their reading skills. In addition to the pleasure in volunteering, teens have an opportunity to receive a scholarship from the Satsuma Literary Foundation (one awarded to outstanding young volunteer each year.) To become a teen volunteer, stop by the Library and pick up an application or call the Library at 251-679-0700.
** AMF Bowling Co. (Camellia Lanes, 125 Schillinger Road N.) is hosting Kids Fest on Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The fun-filled day inclues the following amenities: 🎳FREE Bowling, 👟FREE Shoe Rental, 🌭$1 Hot Dogs, 🥤$1 Soft Drinks, 🍕$2 Pizza Slices.
** The August 10th, 3:30 p.m Matinee @ the Library (West Regional Branch) is "Ratatouille," the delectable tale of a rat who dreams of becoming a gourmet chef. The film runs 111 minutes and is rated G. For more information, call 251-340-8571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
** "Party at the Pool" in Chickasaw--Swimming and Dancing, Friday, August 17, 6-8 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be served. Children 8 and younger will need parent supervision. It’s a family affair; admission is $2 per person. For more information, call 251-452-6467.
** "Chick-Fil-A Story Time" at The Shoppes at Bel Air will take place on the second Tuesday through August 14. The event includes a craft and is sponsored by Mobile Public Library and Chick-Fil-A. For more information, call 251-476-8361.
** Chickasaw Christian Community is sponsoring Inner Tube Water Polo on Tuesdays July 31-September 4, 6:30-8 p.m. for ages 8-Adult (children must be a swimmer and have adult supervision.) The event is at Chickasaw City Pool. There's no charge. Call 251-452-6467 for more information.
** Water’s Extreme Journey opens at the Gulf Coast Exploreum through Monday, September 3. This exhibit is made possible through a partnership with Mobile County, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, and MAWSS. The goal of this collaborative effort is to entertain while educating the local community about the importance of our waterways’ health both on a local, day-to-day level and on a much broader, global scale. Admission for Water’s Extreme Journey is included in general admission pricing and is free to Exploreum members. The J.L. Bedsole IMAX Dome Theater is currently featuring MacGillvray Freeman’s National Parks Adventure as well as a Summer Film Festival (Sponsored by Mobile County) featuring a different IMAX film each week all summer long. IMAX is an additional fee.
** The Town of Dauphin Island and Greer's Markets present Free Family Movie Night August 2 (Angy Birds) and August 3 (Finding Dory) on West End Beach. New York Life will be providing free Child Identify Kits at 6 p.m. on August 3rd.
** Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council (DIHAC) presents the 3rd Annual YOUTH ART CAMP July 30-31 and August 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Dauphin Island Art Gallery, 918 Bienville Boulevard. Art Campers will be painting, drawing and collaborating on many FUN creative projects. The camp is for 3rd-5th graders and is free of charge. Parents to enroll your child in Youth Art Camp, call / text 251/978-5566 or send email to email@example.com. Space is very limited.
** 2018 Miss/Mr. Fairytale Diamonds Pageant, hosted by Tina Lynn, Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Tanner Williams Historical Society Bldg, (corner of Tanner Williams Rd & Grand Bay/Wilmer Rd N) Children can wear their favorite Princess or Prince attire--Party Dress, Pretty Pageant Dress, Princess Costume. This is a Natural Pageant System. For more details, call Director Tina Lynn - 251-303-4017 or check out the event Facebook Page.
** Art Does It Summer Youth Camp is July 30-August 4, 4-6 p.m. at ADI. The camp is free to youths entering grades 5-12. Projects will include sea glass, seashell decoration, painting techniques, drawing techniques and mosaic. To enroll, email DI Youth Art @ outlook.Art Does It @outlook.com or visit the gallery at 1101 Bienville Boulevard. The Gallery is open Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday and Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
** Charles Wood Japanese Garden Work Day is planned for Saturday, August 4; September 1; October 6; at 7:30-10:30 a.m. The Japanese Garden is at 900 Forest Hill Drive (corner of Zeigler and Forest Hill.) There's no need to stay all three hours. There's work for every volunteer this month, such as picking up leaves, mving gravel, putting mulch around trees. Water and light snacks will be provided.
** Goodwill Easterseals is partnerning with Keep Mobile Beautiful to host volunteer clean up days at the Mobile County Recycling Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month--August 18 at 9 a.m. Mobile County Recycling Center is at 7450 Hitt Road, Mobile. For additional information, call call 251-375-4527 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
** September 15th is the 31st Annual Coastal Clean-Up, during which area waterways and beaches will be targeted to "Get the Trash out of the Splash." Organizations and individuals who would like to participate in the Dauphin Island Clean-Up should contacr Dauphin Island Captain Clay Bennett at 251-861-2141 or cbennett @disl.org. For general information, call 251-928-9792 or visit website alabamacoastalcleanup.com.
History (Exhibits, events, activities)
** The 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay is Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Fort Gaines Historic Site. For more information, call 251-861-6992.
** The public is invited to the History Museum of Mobile's Open House on August 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Visitors can explore 300 years of Mobile's History, while learning about the Museum's different departments, membership program and benefits. Light refreshments will be served and admission is FREE
** The August Learning Lunch featuring. Rebecca Williams will be Wednesday, August 8, noon-1 p.m. at the History Museum of Mobile, 111 S Royal Street. The History Museum of Mobile will hold a Learning Lunch on Wednesday, August 8, at noon. This program will feature University of South Alabama professor and co-owner of Iron Hand Brewing, Dr. Rebecca Williams. Dr. Williams will discuss the life and times of one of Mobile’s founding fathers, Henri de Tonti. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Drop-In Family Saturday: Prehistoric Pottery Puzzles at USA Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive S. is Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Guests can stop by any time between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to tour the museum and create their own pottery puzzle. Admission to the event is free.
Artists and Crafters:
** Calling Artists and Fine Crafters--A Juried Outdoor Art Show at Dauphin Sea Lab is October, 27-28, 2018. Categories include ceramic, drawing, digital art, fiber/textile, glass, jewelry, mixed media painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood. Application/jury fee is $5; booth space is $50. Submit work to www.Artists.Artsealab.org. For more information, call 251-214-6485.
Saturday, July 28, 2018. It was hot, really hot. Sweltering. But that didn't stop hundreds of children and their parents or caretakers from standing in long lines at the Video Trailer, the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and other activities to celebrate the 5th Annual Kids Day at Tillman's Corner.
Sponsored by SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce and held at the Community Center and grounds surrounding it, the event had many facets to entertain masses. Jada Mosley opened the festival with her rendition of the National Anthem, and brief welcoming announcements came from Chamber president, Theresa Orrell; Mobile City Councilman John Williams; and Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl.
The Chamber gave away 600 book bags filled with school supplies and six bicycles to three lucky boys and three girls. Good sport Jerry Carl raised money for the Chamber by being the man to get drenched in the dunking booth. There was a Krystal burger eating contest. And the festival, though concientious donors brought canned goods for Feeding the Gulf Coast and school supplies to be on hand when the need arises.
Pictured are a very few of the throng of visitors, sponsors and participants on hand at Kids Day.
Pictured are a couple of activities enjoyed by youngsters: a close-up look at a helicopter and a mobile video theater
Karen Simmons with grandchildren, Cooper and Mya Gaut; Tina Poiroux and Com. Jerry Carl; A couple of fun things
This August, the Mobile Arts Council, 318 Dauphin Street, will feature works by our Artist Members. Featured works include quilts, photography, illustrations, prints, ceramics, sculptures, paintings nearly 50 MAC artists.
Participating artists include Ainsley McNeely, Alma Hoffmann, Barbara Rettig, Benita McNider, Catherine Helmsing, Conroy Hudlow, Elise McClellan, Frank Jurjevich, Gail Bramer, Guy Marcinkowski, Heath Jordan, Hunter Cobb, Jack Dempsey, Jeff Johnston, Joan Adams, Julie Day, June Reddix-Stennis, Karen Bullock, Karen McGhagin, Kathy Friedline, Kay Newman, Kellie Jane Holland, Kevin D'Amico, Laura Jurjevich, Laurie Shaerer, LeBaron Heathcoe, Lisa Warren, Lucy Gafford, Lynda Smith Touart, Marsha Hodges, Michael Smith, Michael Thomas, Michelle Jones, Michelle Pujols, Mike Carmichael, Mitchell Dembowski, Mrinal Joshi, Nikki DeBert Shaw, Robert Schroeter, Ruby Lange, Sahar Kamali, Sarah Rutledge Fischer, Satomi Kamei , Shawn Berdux, Sherry Peckens, Terry Lepre, Trey Oliver; Vanessa Quintana, Vincent Lawson, and Wiliam Morris.
The exhibition will hang from August 3rd-August 30th. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on weekdays, with a special reception ArtWalk night from 6-9 p.m.
"Mary Poppins" is the Summer Classic Movie at Mobile Saenger Theatre, 6 Joachim Street, on Sunday, August 12th..
On Sunday afternoons, the Saenger Theatre will feature a famous classic movie to be shown at 3 p.m., with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. Showing on August 12 will be "Mary Poppins.".
Tickets are general admission--$6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger and $3 for 60+ senior. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets can be purchased at either the Saenger Theatre Box Office (located at 6 South Joachim Street; open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) or at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (located at 401 Civic Center Drive; open 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. Tickets can not be purchased online or by phone.
The main concession stand downstairs will be open for snacks and beverages such as popcorn, sodas, candy, beer, wine and mixed drinks.
Bama Haters Coalition Dunk Tank Fundraiser to benefit ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) is Saturday, August 18, 11 a.m. at IHOP, 4375 Rangeline Road, Mobile. For details, see Jason L Stanberry Facebook page.