Community Activities and events for week of June 22-June 28, 2015 (Check previous blog for July 4 activities)
On Wednesday, June 24, 10-11:30 a.m., members of the Distinguished Young Women's Class of 2014 will visit with the seniors at Parkway SAIL Center for a fun morning of interaction and activities. The Center is at 1600 Boykin Boulevard at Dauphin Island Parkway. For information on this event and others at the Parkway Center, call site manager Freda Mitchell, 471-2503. For more on the Distinguished Young Woman scholarship program, founded in Mobile in 1958, visit www.distinguishedyw.org.
Sunday, June 28 at 8 p.m., CNN will air the documentary "I'll Be Me," chronicling Glen Campbell's diagnosis and subsequent journey through Alzheimer's disease and how he and his family have dealt with it. To order a DVD of the documentary for $10, contact Volunteers of America Southeast Community Liaison Janet Hyde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Among the many fitness, educational, instructional and social events on schedule at the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center this week is an Aloha! Hawaiian Dance on Friday, June 26. Pick up a calendar of activities at the Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road in west Mobile.
Senior adults in Chickasaw have an ice cream social on Monday, June 22, 6 p.m. at the Community Shelter. Call 452-6462 for a reservation and 452-6467 for transportation.
On June 25, 7-10 p.m. Country Sounds Band will provide the live Country Music for the seniors' social event. Cost is a $5 donation at the door. For information call Melvin Farmer 251-675-4388 or Wayne Goff 251-895-3554.
The Senior Adults at Saraland United Methodist Church, 415 McKeough Street, will have a 4th of July celebration on Thursday, July 2, 11:30 a.m. at the church. Veterans will be honored at the event. Call 675-2728 for information.
Semmes seniors will celebrate June birthdays at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, June 25 at the Senior Center, 9635 Moffett Road. For information on activities, call 649-2010.
The Historic Ghost Tour of Mobile and the Richards DAR House is Friday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.--a chance to meet many characters from Mobile's past and to tour the haunted Richards DAR House. Cost per person is $45 and advance reservations are required by calling 251-479-9970.
Mobile Theatre Guild's "Daddy's Dyin'--Who's Got the Will" continues this weekend, June 26, 27 and 28, 2015. 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 e-mail email@example.com.
The topic for Wonderful Wednesday at Bellingrath Gardens on June 24 is "The Disturbingly Dissed Dozen--12 Great Plants that Nobody's Growing" with Steve Bender, Garden Editor of Living Southern Magazine. The 10:30-11:30 event is expected to be an entertaining and enlightening talk about gardening in the South. Bender will also sign copies of the new Southern Living Gardening book after the session. For more information, call 973-2217 or log onto www.bellingrath.org/
The Town of Dauphin Island continues to offer its residents safe fun and entertainment on West End Beach. On June 25 at dark, the free movie is "How to Train Your Dragon." Then on June 28, 6:15, the Mobile Big Band Society will play.
Last Friday Art Night is June 26, 6-8 p.m. at the new Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Gallery,918 Bienville Boulevard (diagonally across from the Water Tower.) This is also the 2nd Anniversary Celebration of DIHAC. Check out the special art exhibit "Looking South" featuring the art of Ainsley McNeely. Guests can shop for local art, see art demonstrations by Regina Dol-Kollegger, enjoy food and wine, browse the Heritage Gallery and listen to live music by Chris Miller and Friends. Call 861-3300 for information.
The Grand Bay Community Omelet and Breakfast Buffet is Saturday, June 27 at Grand Bay-St. Elmo Senior & Community Center, 11610 Highway 90 W. Coffee and chat time is 8:30 a.m; breakfast is at 9 a.m.
Coming up on Saturday, July 25, 2-5 p.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center is the 2nd Annual Kids' Day. There'll be a Petting Zoo, Bounce Houses, Food, Entertainment, Giveaways, McGruff the Crime Dog, a Fire Truck, Fitness Activities, Face Painting, a Talent Show and more. Organizers are looking for sponsors and, in particular, contestants for the Talent Show for youngsters aged 5-18. Call 666-2488 for information.
Parents, don't forget the wonderful activities offered at your neighborhood library this summer. For instance, at the Moorer Branch Library in Spring Hill, the Iron Giant Percussion Group is scheduled at 3 p.m., Monday, June 22. "Mommy & Me Storytime" will be on Wednesdays, June 10-July 16, at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. And at "Movies with Mr. Butch" on Thursday, June 25, 1:30 p.m., children can see a "Planes, Fire and Rescue" film.
At Parkway Library on Dauphin Island Parkway, Mondays at 10 a.m. is "Storytime with Mrs. Stallworth," and the Super Hero Adventure Movie at 10 a.m. Monday, June 22, is "Malificent." Call 470-7766 for information on activities at Parkway. For a complete line-up of activities at all libraries, visit http://mplonline.org.
In the Great News/Good Job Department: Congratulations to Barry Broadhead, Chickasaw's 2015 Citizen of the Year. The announcement was made at a June 18th Chamber of Commerce luncheon.