Gumbo, Étouffée, craw fish pies, boudin balls, jambalaya, craw fish bisque, maque choux--all of these will be featured samples from 20 of the area’s restaurants. During sampling hours, attendees can enjoy music from local and regional acts and feast their eyes on works of art from talented artists.
At 2 p.m., Jason Smith, Honorary Chair from WALA FOX 10 News, will take the stage to announce the winners of the Cook-Off.
Tickets will be available for $10 in advance at http://www.cacmobile.org/buynow.shtml and at the following locations: Child Advocacy Center, 1351 Springhill Avenue, Mobile; Mellow Mushroom, 5660 Old Shell Road and 2032 Airport Boulevard, Mobile; and BugMaster at 619 Azalea Road, Mobile and 2520 US Highway 98 in Daphne.
Those who would like to become involved as a sponsor or committee member, email email@example.com or call Elaine Henderson at 251-432-1101.
Fred Marchman is having a one-man show at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer Artist's Place March 7-April 4. A reception in his honor is Sunday, March 15, 3-5 p.m. Redeemer is at 7125 Hitt Road at Cody Road in west Mobile.
Mobile area William Carey University alumni will meet for lunch, 11:30 a.m., February 28 at Morrison's Cafeteria in Mobile at Springdale Mall. Featured speaker, Gerald Bracey, B.S. MBA, Administrative Dean with the new Tradition Campus, will inspire all when he tells what HAS happened and IS happening on the coast. Attendees should arrive early, select meal, and continue to the Meeting Room in the back, 3rd section. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Bay Community Breakfast is Saturday, February 28, 9-10 a.m. The monthly breakfast-and-omelet buffet, sponsored by Citizens for a Better Grand Bay, is held at Grand Bay-St. Elmo Senior and Community Center, 11610 Highway 90 West. A $5 donation is requested.
Citizens for a Better Grand Bay will meet following the Community Breakfast February 28. And Friends of the Grand Bay Library will meet after that to plan Library fundraisers, clean-up day, Spring Yard Sale and barbecue. CBGB is accepting "unwanted but sell-able" items for the organization's upcoming yard sale. Call 251-298-8089 for information or to volunteer.
Below is listed a very brief description of several events coming up in the next few weeks. For many of these activities, more complete, detailed stories and photos have previously been posted on this blog.
Creola Community Development Organization Citizen of the Year winner will be announced and honored at the City Council meeting February 26, 2015.
"Celebrate Heart Month" expo at Tillman's Corner Center for Seniors, 5863 Nevius Road, is Friday, February 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call Jackie Woodward, 251-222-0551 for information.
Tillman's Corner Citizen of the Year 2014 banquet, honoring Dumas and Delores McLaney, is Friday, February 27, 6:30 p.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Call 666-2488 for reservations.
Chickasaw Civic Theatre's "Twelfth Night" opens February 27; call 251-457-8887 for reservations. Playhouse in the Park's "The Miracle Worker" also opens February 27; call 251-602-0630 for tickets.
Last Friday Art Night at Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Center, 1008 Alabama Avenue, is February 27,6-8 p.m. Call 861-3300 for more information.
"Hammerin' for Humanity" 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness about Habitat for Humanity Southwest Alabama, is Saturday, February 28. Visit www.habitasalabama.org/ for details.
A Chili and Wings Cook-Off next door to Fins Bar on Dauphin Island is Saturday, February 28, 11 a.m. will benefit Dauphin Island Elementary School and the Little Red Schoolhouse relocation efforts. Tickets are $10 each.
On Saturday, February 28, 11 a.m. -2 p.m., there'll be a Fish Fry fundraiser for Guy T. Smith #883 F A& M & Hollinger's Island Order of Eastern Star Chapter #480. The catfish plates with all the trimmings are $8 each (Dine in or Take Out.) Drinks and desserts will be available for purchase. The Lodge is at 6715 Dauphin Island Parkway.
The 38th Annual Taste of Mobile will be Tuesday, March 3, 6 p.m. at the Mobile Marriott Hotel, 3101 Airport Boulevard. For tickets and other information, call Christi Silbernagel, 251-694-2575.
Dauphin Way Baptist Church 6th Annual Spring Expo, Friday, March 6, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., DWBC, 3661 Dauphin Street. For information, call 251-341-0773 or 251-445-4163.
Friends for Satsuma Schools 3rd Annual SwampFest, Saturday, March 7 at Satsuma High School. Call 251-488-2747 or 251-675-0421 for information.
Dauphin Island Sunset Bridge 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, March 7 at 5 p.m.. Call 861-8747 for information.
Mobile Country Music Association "Tribute to Elvis" by David Harcey, Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m., 310 S. Craft Highway, Chickasaw. For information, call Carolyn Cain, 251-455-6748.
Assistance League of Mobile's "Fans for Philanthropy" fundraiser is Thursday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. For information and tickets, call Tamara Feldman, 251-633-7800.
"Tea at the Mansion" at the Bragg-Mitchell House is Friday, March 13, 1-4 p.m. Call 251-471-6364 for information and tickets.
The 13th Annual Semmes Azalea Festival is Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Mary G. Montgomery High School campus. The event includes arts and crafts, food, a Fun Run and a car show. Call 649-1200 or visit www.semmescamber.com for additional information.
Keep Saraland Beautiful Spring Gardening Workshop is Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. at Saraland Chamber of Commerce, 939 Highway 43 South. James Miles, Alabama Cooperative Extension agent will be guest speaker. No reservations are required, but there is limited seating.
University of Mobile's Hinson Lecture Series presents Dr. Elizabeth Varon at the History Museum of Mobile, March 19, 7 p.m. Call 251-442-2319 for details.
The Women's Resource Center 2015 Annual Spring Gala, "Rescuing the Next Generation," is March 19, 6 p.m. at Mobile Convention Center. Details at 473-4000 Extension 29.
Saraland Lions Club 7th Annual Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, March 21, 6:30-10:30 a.m., Catfish Junction, 300 Industrial Parkway, Saraland. More information at 675-6172 or 455-5325.