Bellingrath Gardens and Home's Wonderful Wednesday June 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. will be an opportunity for guests to join Cartledge Blackwell, Architectural Historian at Mobile Historic Development Commission, for a discussion about George Rogers, the architect of Bellingrath Gardens and Home. For more information, visit www.bellingrath.org or call 251-973-2217.
St. Michael's Church on Heron Bay is holding a Seafood Jamboree fundraiser on Sunday, June 14, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The church is on Heron Bay Loop E. off Highway 188. On the menu will be seafood platters, gumbo, boiled shrimp with potatoes and corn, and desserts. In addition, there'll be arts and crafts, prize bingo and a silent auction. For more information, call Mary Howard, 251-873-4795.
On Tuesday, June 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m., NextDoor Riverside Community Action Group will meet at Riverside Baptist Church Chapel on Dauphin Island Parkway. Coffee and interaction with Lt. Dannelly is at 6:15 p.m. A presentation on the Yellow Dot program is scheduled. A collection box for donations of non-perishable food items for the DIP Ministerial Association Food Pantry will be on hand.
On Saturday, June 13, 9-11 a.m., the Creola Community Development Group will serve breakfast to seniors and veterans at the Senior Center, 9618 Old Highway 43 in Creola.
Down in the Boon Docks, featuring live classic rock, blues and jazz music at the Coastal Response Center in Coden is Saturday, June 13, 5-10 p.m.. Contact Lori Bosarge, 251-824-7265 or ibosarge@CenturyTel.net, for more information.
Sunday, June 14, the Atkinson Duo is presenting "Sunset Serenade" at St. Francis at the Point, 7280 Scenic Highway 98 (near Grand Hotel in Point Clear.) The hour-long program consists of classical, sacred and folk melodies from around the world, performed on the harp, violin, piano and voice. Admission is free. For information, call 402-3550.
The Wine Tasting Party at Red or White Wine & Gourmet Center on Tuesday, June 9, 6-8 p.m. will benefit Playhouse-in-the-Park. Red or White Wine is at 1104 Dauphin Street in the former Bakery Restaurant. Tasting is complimentary. Donations are welcome and tax-exempt.
Tuesday, June 9, 6 p.m. is the last day of auditions for Avenue Q at Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S. Carlen Street. For more information, search “Avenue Q Auditions” on Facebook or call 471-1534.
Joe Jefferson Players production of "Fiddler on the Roof" continues June 12, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. For information or reservations, call 471-1534 or see www.joejeffersonplayers.com.
"Mary Poppins," playing at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street, ends its run this weekend, June 12, 13 and 14. On Friday and Saturday, curtain time is 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, 2 p.m. For reservations, call 457-8887 or go to http://www.cctshows.com.
"Daddy's Dyin'--Who's Got the Will" opens at Mobile Theatre Guild on June 12 for a 3-weekend run. Make reservations online and pay in advance at http://www.mobiletheatreguild.org/box.html, or call or email in your reservations and pay at the door. Contacts for pay-at-the-door reservations or for more information, call 251-433-7513 or
Lisa Mills will be featured at the Sunday, June 14, 6:15-8:15 p.m. concert on the Dauphin Island West End Beach. Entrance fee is $10; proceeds go toward preservation of the Little Red Schoolhouse.
"Frozen" will be shown at the Dauphin Island West End Beach at dark on Thursday, June 11. This family-friendly event is free.
A Family Game Night on Thursday, 4-7 p.m. is on tap at the Coastal Response Center in Coden. Donation at the door is $2; children 12 years and younger enter free. For details, call Lori Bosarge, 824-7265.
In the Great News/Good Job Department are the following achievements and successes:
Wonderful Wednesdays at Bellingrath Gardens are off to a great start. Sally Ericson, Public Relations, said that 50 people attended the first event in the two-month series--A Walk In the Garden on June 3.
Brenda Bolton, Mobile Master Gardener and Chair of the June 1 Farm to Table Tasting at Five Rivers Delta Hall, said that the event sold out. "The afternoon rain ended just in time for our guests to come in, and the evening was cool and breezy on the Delta. We were able to enjoy the decks overlooking the water at Five Rivers. It was lovely," she said.
Fowl River Area Community Assocation, which does not meet during the summer months, had a very good year with many improvements to the historic 1938 Fowl Ricer Community House. Included were a new roof, refurbished bathrooms, cleaning and painting the back rooms and a hugely successful Spring Fest and Pancake Breakfast..
Congratulations to the following community members: Lakyn Kyle of Tanner Williams, who recently won Junior Miss Majorette of the South, a title that qualifies her to compete in the Miss Majorette of America pageant at Notre Dame in July; the Back Porch Boys of Semmes, Don Jenkins and Earl Hudgins, whose recently released album is for sale at Semmes Senior Center; and Frank Dix, who won the Opportunity Quilt made by the Sassy Stitchers at Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center.