Below, in no particular order, is a listing of some of the events and activities going on in Mobile County the week of July 6-12, 2015.
For a Wonderful Wednesday at Bellingrath Gardens and Home on July 8, 10:30-11:30, join Sherry Melton and Molly Dixon from Zimlich's Patio Shop for "Succulent Gardening on Moss Wreaths and Picture Frames." Melton and Dixon will show students how to use these interesting plants in very creative ways. Pre-registration is requested; call 973-2217 or visit www.bellingrath.org for more information or registration.
Annie Miller, Children's Pastor at Fountain of Life Church, 1277 Jubilee Drive in Saraland, said that a "Family Experience" is scheduled at the church on the weekend of July 24-26. On Friday, the event begins at 6:30 p.m.; on Saturday, 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. Registration/pre-service activities begin one hour before services. There'll be music, games, prizes and so much more. Call 675-HOPE for details.
"Veterans and Active Troops Appreciation Day" at the Coastal Response Center, 7385 Highway 188 in Coden, is Saturday, July 11, noon-5 p.m. Call Lori Bosarge, 251-206-9990 for more information or to make a donation.
The Coastal Alabama Livable Communities Coalition is implementing the 2015 Bicycle Safety Campaign for bicyclists and motorists. The overall goal is to create an awareness and understanding for bicycle safety due to the growing number of people who enjoy coastal Alabama's quality of life by bicycle. This not only helps people appreciate our local environment, but also provides individual health benefits. To learn how to share the road and become a more responsible motorist and bicyclist, visit www.TeamShareTheRoad.org.
On Saturday, July 11, 6 p.m., the Joe Jefferson Playhouse will celebrate its 67th season with Cory Olson as emcee. The theatre is at 11 S. Carlen Street in Mobile.
The 52nd Roy Martin Young Anglers Rodeo at Dauphin Island is Saturday, July 11; the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is coming up July 16-19.
The Dauphin Island West End Beach movie for July 9 is "Tangled" and for July 10, "Divergent." The movies begin at dark, weather permitting. Patrons are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and bug spray (just in case), but no pets, glass or grills.
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 251 N. Craft Highway in Chickasaw, will hold a yard sale on July 11 and another on July 18. On hand will be trinkets, decorations, clothes and furniture. Look for marked down prices.
One of the greatest fears, and perhaps the biggest danger for senior citizens, is falling. So Parkway SAIL Senior Center, 1600 Boykin Boulevard, is offering an 8-week class, "A Matter of Balance," to help seniors reduce their risk of falling. Sponsored by the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission Area Agency on Aging, the class meets on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.. Though the first class met on July 1, seniors can still register at the July 8 meeting. To receive a Certificate of Completion, attendance is required with no more than two absences. This is an evidence-based program with the purpose of helping older adults reduce their fear of falling, eliminating risks of falls and enhancing activity levels. For information, call the Center, 471-2503.
One of the many classes and activities at Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center is "Beginner Water Color, Water Soluable and Handmade Paper and Collage" class on Tuesday, July 7, 10 a.m. For information on this and other offerings at the Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road, call 602-4963.
The Senior Dance st Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road, is Thursday, July 9, 7-10 p.m. Country Sounds Band is providing the music.
The Grand Bay-St. Elmo Senior Community Center is open to all senior adults to enjoy fun and fellowship and a hot, nourishing meal (weekdays at 11:30 a.m.) The Center is open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for senior activities such as bingo, dominoes and line dancing. Transportation is available on a limited basis. The Center also has a food delivery program for homebound seniors in the Grand Bay-St. Elmo area. Call Mary Lee, 865-4010 for further information.
Semmes Senior Center, 9635 Moffett Road, is looking for a few volunteer fitness instructors. If you can teach line dancing, tai-chi, zumba, yoga or other fitness activity and are willing to offer your time and talent, call the Center, 649-2010. Help is also needed at the reception desk.
Chickasaw Seniors Early Bird Breakfast is Monday, July 6, 7:30 a.m. at Chickasaw Civic Center. The seniors also have a fun fitness class Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30-9:15 at Chickasaw Auditorium.
In addition to its regular schedule of activities, the Mobile Public Library continues with its Summer Program with so many wonderful things to do. And nothing's better than being a grandmother and making crafts, watching a movie or listening to a story with your grandchild. Check out the activities at www.mplonline.org/