WWII Living History at Fort Gaines is November 17, 9 a.m.-November 19, 5 p.m.at Fort Gaines Historic Site, 51 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island.
The family-oriented event features encampment, Allied and Axis displays and demonstrations with authentic weapons, uniforms, equipment and vehicles. USO canteen with 1940s music and a Camp dance. All types of impressions are welcome.
"Sew & Tell" at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library at 10:30 a.m., September 16 lets children learn how to make scented sachet bags
"Sew & Tell" at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library at 10:30 a.m., September 16, lets children aged 8 and older an opportunity to visit with friends and learn how to make scented sachet bags. For more information, call 251-470-7770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Great gifts for grandmoms.)
Grandmothers, Mothers and Daughters are invited to sing with Azalea City Harmony. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Mobile Christian School, 5900 Cottage Hill Road
Azalea City Harmony invites grandmothers, mothers and daughters, ages 10 and older, to sing and perform with ACH chorus during the group's annual Christmas show December 2, 2017.
Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7 p.m. August 29-October 31 in the Leopards' Den at Mobile Christian School, 5900 Cottage Hill Road.. .
Azalea City Harmony is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Every woman in the chorus loves to sing and harmonize. "If you want to experience the joy of singing a capella, four part harmony, visit us on Tuesday as we all learn Christmas songs. We have sheet music and learning tracks. Being able to read music is a plus, but not required. All that's needed is for you to carry a tune," according to ACH.
The 5th Annual Trick or Trot 5K & Fun Run, hosted by USA Children's & Women's Hospital to benefit the Pediatric Emergency Department, is Friday, October 27, 6-9 p.m.
Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Trick or Trot 5K and Scary Scurry Fun Run on Friday, October 27 at 6 p.m. at Moulton Tower, 5985 USA Drive South. The event is hosted by USA Children's and Women's Hospital to raise money for our Pediatric Emergency Department. Ticket information is at runsignup.com. Be sure to sign up for the race before Sept. 17 to take advantage of our early-bird pricing.
Only a few spaces remain in Creative Monday class offered by Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council September 11; pre-registration is required
Only a few spaces remain for the Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council's "Creative Monday" September 11, noon-4 p.m. The event will be at Dauphin Island Gallery, 918 Bienville Boulevard, and this particular class offers those attending an opportunity to celebrate the Native American heritage of Dauphin Island and South Mobile County as they create "Prayer Arrows" with Melinda Hollingsworth.
Attendees can bring a brown bag lunch and make an afternoon of it. Cost is $20 per person (includes materials.)
Prepaid advance reservations are required. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-monday-tickets-37060199053 or at Dauphin Island Gallery. All proceeds benefit DIHAC.
USA Archaeology Museum is hosting a talk by Adrianne Sams Walker, "Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site" on October 9th
On Monday, October 9, 4:30 p.m., USA Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive South, Mobile, is hosting a free public talk by Adrianne Sams Walker, Site Manager at Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site in Milton, Florida. She will be presenting "Life of the Enslaved at Arcadia Mill."
From 1828 to 1855, Arcadia Mill was a thriving industrial operation that included two lumber mills, a textile mill, a bucket factory, and one of Florida's earliest railroads. The associated Arcadia community was ethnically diverse and included enslaved African American laborers, Anglo American workers, and Anglo American managers. Recent research has focused on identifying the disenfranchised community and this presentation will highlight the historical and archaeological evidence for the life of the enslaved at Arcadia Mill during the antebellum period.
Mobile Theatre People post gives the following call for a "Costume Character Paid Gig." It's Curious George, heading to the Exploreum
Mobile Theatre People post gives the following call for a "Costume Character Paid Gig."
Everyone’s favorite curious little monkey is at it again, this time heading to Mobile, Alabama. The Gulf Coast Exploreum will be hosting “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious” exhibit from September 23-January 7.
The Exploreum is seeking enthusiastic individuals to help bring this costumed character to life. Qualifications are as follows: height between 5’ and 5’2” with some natural bulk or willingness to wear an additional costume padding, friendly and good with kids, calm and able to wear a costume and head for 15 minute increments, no smokers.
George will appear around town and in media appearances; he does not speak but waves. Full rules will be given to hired applicants who must be willing to keep flexible hours.
Contact Don Comeaux with questions or if interested: email@example.com
Curious George exhibit at Exploreum opening September 24, 2017
The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years – comes to life on September 24, 2017, at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. The new exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure.
Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories published by Houghton Mifflin, the Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play.
The immersive exhibit environment takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. Visitors will recognize familiar characters and places featured in the classic stories and the television series produced by Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston and Universal Studios Family Productions that airs on PBS KIDS® (check local listings) and recently received its first Daytime Emmy Award-nomination for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program.
Volunteers Needed to Recycle at 1065 Music Festival September 29-October 1.
Volunteers are needed to help recycle at the 1065 Music Festival set for Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1 in downtown Mobile. Volunteers will set up and pick up recycling containers each day of the festival, empty the containers, and carry bags of recyclables to onsite trailers.
“This year’s effort will be a little simpler than years prior because we no longer need to sort recyclables,” said Valerie Longa, Eco-Team Coordinator for a Cleaner, Greener LoDa. “Thanks to the City’s single stream recycling, it will be easier than ever to recycle plastic and aluminum at the event.”
The 1065 Music Festival is a free event that welcomes the public to enjoy the outdoors and listen to nationally known artists. Blue clear-stream recycling containers will be placed throughout the festival grounds next to trash cans, and everyone attending the festival can help keep the event clean by disposing of recyclable materials in the proper containers. “Our guests appreciate the opportunity to listen to music in a clean environment, and we appreciate the efforts of volunteers helping to recycle festival materials,” said 1065 coordinator Amy Baldwin with Gulf Distributing Holdings, LLC. “1065 wants to extend a HUGE Thank You to the Alabama Coastal Foundation and Thompson Engineering for funding this initiative for our community. Everyone’s collaboration makes this event a success.”
Thompson Engineering is sponsoring this year’s recycling effort through a grant from the Thompson Foundation. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management will provide its recycling trailers to store and transport materials. Additionally, they will be set up in Cathedral Square conducting outreach and handing out fun swag. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate; volunteers will receive an Eco-Team t-shirt. Interested volunteers can sign up at the Alabama Coastal Foundation’s website at: www.joinACF.org.
This effort is an initiative of the Cleaner, Greener LoDa Committee led by the Alabama Coastal Foundation and key partners include: Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel, City of Mobile (Special Events, Environmental Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Works), Downtown Mobile Alliance, Keep Mobile Beautiful, Mobile Baykeeper, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Mobile Carnival Association, Mobile County Recycling Center operated by Goodwill Easter Seals, and the Mobile County Health Department. For further information about 1065's Eco-Team and volunteering, please contact vlonga@joinACF.org or call 251-990-6002.
"Light the Night support the fight" at Dauphin Island is Sunday, September 3, 7:30 p.m. at 51 Bienville Boulevard
"Light the Night support the fight" at Dauphin Island is Sunday, September 3, 7:30 p.m. at 51 Bienville Boulevard.
This event had to be changed from August 30 to September 3, but plans are that "Light the Night" will be held every August on the 30th day of the month. Lanterns are available for purchase via Pay Pal for $5 each, ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to The USA Mitchell Cancer Center for gynecological research. Light the night will begin at promptly 8 p.m. on the east end beach of Dauphin Island by Ft. Gaines.
Purchase & donation instructions- contact Meghan Lynde (251-604-8583) to make your cash donation and pick up your lanterns. Limited number will be sold at the event.
On Thursday, September 14, 6 p.m. at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library, the Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack will present "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen." Teens are encouraged to "Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!" For more information, call 251-470-7770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Artists at Semmes Woman's Club Artists' Reception Saturday, September 2 at Semmes Public Library
It's time for the Fall Semmesonian Art Reception Event, Saturday, September 2, noon-2 p.m. at Semmes Library Branch. Many talented local artists are represented, and the public is invited to come "meet & greet & admire." Refreshments will be served at this free event.
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.
5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet is Sunday, September 3, 2-2:30 p.m. The event is free and will be at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort.t
Organizers of the event say that Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States, and the public is invited to "Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond."
"Job Hunting for Veterans" will be offered September 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Ben May Main Library.
Mark Brown, a Veterans Employment Representative with the Alabama Career Center, will discuss the following topics - Job Assessment, the Interview and the Resume. Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.
For more information or to register, email email@example.com or call 251-208-7078 or 251-208-7085.
13th Annual Cook-Off & Silent Auction, hosted by USA Wesley Foundation, is Thursday, October 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 5835 Old Shell Road
.On Thursday, October 26, 5:30 p.m., the USA Wesley Foundation will sponsor the 13th annual Cook-off and Silent Auction. The USA Wesley Foundation is a ministry for college-aged young adults. USA Wesley is sponsored by the United Methodist Church and is open to all students (regardless of faith or denomination) to GROW in Christ, CONNECT with other students, and SERVE the world around them in Christian love.
The Cook-Off and Silent Auction benefits the program fund of the ministry. The program costs include local missions, campus outreach events led by the student leaders, weekly Tuesday night dinners, materials for Bible studies or small group activities, worship supplies, intramural expenses, retreats and other programs for students.
Pastors from the Mobile District of the United Methodist Church will compete for the Cook-Off trophy with their tasty dishes, which will be available for tasting (pastors will accept votes in the form of $$.) Therewill also be awards for best tasting and best decoration. The Silent Auction will be an opportunity to bid on a variety of product and service items.
Items are being accepted for the Silent Auction. For more information, contact the USA Wesley Foundation, 251-341-5184, firstname.lastname@example.org.
"A Page in Time Book Club" will meet Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. at West Regional Library Branch, 5555 Grelot Road
"A Page in Time Book Club" (for those who love historical fiction) will meet Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. at West Regional Library Branch, 5555 Grelot Road. The topic this month is "The Summer before the War" by Helen Simonson. For more information, call 251-340-8561
MMoA offers Abstract Mixed Media Landscape Painting with Dana Finimore Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. Register by September 8 for Early Bird prices
Mobile Museum of Art offers Abstract Mixed Media Landscape Painting with Dana Finimore is Friday, September 22, 1-8 p.m. AND Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Early Bird prices (by September 8, 2017) are $230/$185 members.
This exciting workshop addresses creative ways of depicting nature by utilizing a more expressive approach versus laboring over a realistic rendering of the subject. Working from a variety of materials and techniques such as studio demonstrations, discussions, and on-site explorations, students will learn to become more responsive in their own process by learning to listen to their creative intuition. Various approaches you may take include unique combinations of collage, drawing, painting, and mixed media. Open to all skill levels. All materials and supplies are provided, but students may wish to bring extra paper, brushes, or their own favorite art supplies.
NOTE: $250/$205 members. EARLY BIRD: $230/$185 members. Register by 09/08/2017 for Early Bird Price
Saraland Chamber of Commerce September Membership Luncheon is Tuesday, September 12, 11:45 a.m. at Saraland Civic Center
Saraland Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a September Membership Luncheon on Tuesday, September 12, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Saraland Civic Center, 716 Mae Street.
Guest speaker will be Beth Rehm, Esq. of The Kullman Firm. Attendees can enjoy fellowship and networking with other local business owners and professionals, and lunch catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Cost is $8 for members and $10 non-members. RSVP by calling the Chamber office at 251.675.4444.