Shipwrecked VBS at the Bayou is July 24-27, 6 p.m. at Church at the Bayou, 11960 Argyle Rd, Irvington, Alabama.
Children 3 years old through 5th grade are welcome. Doors open at 5:30 each evening for FREE dinner.
T-shirts will be sold beginning the first night of VBS. They will be navy blue and will be sold for $10 each. The first 25 children to pre-register online or at the church will receive a free gift on the first night of VBS (vbspro.events.)
During the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, several Island businesses will also be providing entertainment as part of the Rodeo Music Festival
In addition to all the music on tap at the Rodeo Site during the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a number of Island businesses will also be providing entertainment as part of the Rodeo Music Festival.
They are as follows:
* Dority's 7/19, Wellborn, 7-11 p.m.; 7/20, Rock Bottom, 7-11 p.m. and 7/21, L A Fadeaway, 7-11 p.m.
* Islanders 7/20, Justice, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; 7/21, The WKTC Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
* Pirates Bar & Grill, 7/19, Bruce Smelley, 5-9 p.m.; 7/20, Ryan Dyers Band, 5-9 p.m.; 7/21, Mario Mena Band, noon-4 p.m. and 7/22, Bruce Smelley, noon-4 p.m.
* Waves, 7/20, Regulators, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; 7/21, Fat Lincoln, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; 7/22, "Rambling" Bob, 3-7 p.m. (Potluck Dinner, 4 p.m.)
Note: Please check with other island establishments as this list may not be all inclusive.
See earlier post for more on the Rodeo, or go to adsfr website
On July 26, 4-9 p.m., Sonny's BarBCue on Schillinger Road will donate 25% of diners' bill to St. Vincent de Paul school to be applied to repair/renovate the ol's main school building/parish hall. Diners must present the flyer advertising the fundraiser in order for St. Vincent to benefit. This deal covers dine in, drive through or take out.
When "Steel Magnolias" shows at the Saenger July 29th, the Women's Business Alliance will be there and they plan to party before and after the show.
They have issued the following invitation: "Screen the movie with the WBA girls at Saenger Theater--join us for our Pre-Party, Intermission & After-Party across the street at Alchemy Tavern."
Dress as your favorite Steel Magnolia’s character or wear Shelby’s favorite colors--BLUSH & BASHFUL.
The schedule is as follows:
Pre-Party | 2 p.m. at Alchemy Tavern
Movie | 3 p.m. at Saenger Theater, 6 Joachim Street
After-Party to follow movie at Alchemy Tavern
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, ticket price includes Movie Pass, One Specialty Drink & Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
Tickets are available on line or by phone at www.womensbusinessalliance.org/events or 251-660-2725
The Saenger Summer Classic Movie July 29, 3-5:30 p.m. is " Steel Magnolias." The Saenger is at 6 Joachim Street; doors open for summer classics at 2:30 p.m.
The Saenger Summer Classic Movie July 29, 3-5:30 p.m. is " Steel Magnolias." The Saenger is at 6 Joachim Street; doors open for summer classics at 2:30 p.m..
Tickets are general admission. Prices: $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under and $3 for 60+ senior. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets can be purchased at either the Saenger Theatre Box Office (located at 6 South Joachim Street; open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) or at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (located at 401 Civic Center Drive; open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) The Saenger Box Office will open at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the movie. Tickets can not be purchased online or by phone.
The main concession stand downstairs will be open for snacks and beverages such as popcorn, sodas, candy, beer, wine and mixed drinks.
For this year’s Movie Series, the Saenger will be partnering with McKemie Place, the only overnight shelter for single, homeless women in all of Mobile, Washington, and Baldwin Counties. We will be accepting the items below to donate to the shelter each Sunday during the series. Representatives from McKemie Place will also be at the Theatre each week accepting cash donations. Any patron who brings items or cash to donate will receive a free small popcorn as a thank you. For more information about McKemie Place, visit www.mckemieplace.org.
Marc Art Show Fundraiser set for August 2, 6 p.m.: Local artists help people with disabilities for Mobile Arc annual fundraiser
Marc-Art 2018 is Thursday, August 2, 6-9 p.m. at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street. . Marc-Art is an exhibition and sale of artwork created by people with developmental disabilities. Some artwork and pottery are created in collaboration with local volunteer artists. More information to come. Sponsorships are available now by contacting Amy Odom, Mobile Arc Development Director, 251.665.9646, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile Arc, a non-profit that provides services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will hold its annual art show fundraiser in August. Marc-Art 2018 will be held on Thursday, August 2, 6 pm at Azalea Manor at 751 Dauphin Street, Mobile.
Marc-Art benefits Mobile Arc’s art education programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This annual exhibit celebrates the artwork created by Mobile Arc program participants along with volunteer artists from the community. The Mobile Arc art education program assists adults with I/DD with opportunities to improve their communication skills and productive work skills while exhibiting their artwork in a professional setting. The art education programs are supported in part by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
“We are thrilled to provide an opportunity for our program participants to showcase their work and share the incredible talent that each possess,” said Jeff Zoghby, Executive Director of Mobile Arc. “Every piece displays their individual visions and creativity.”
Collaborative artwork and pottery with local artists will be on display and available for purchase. The evening will feature entertainment by local singer-songwriter Lisa Mills and catering by Taziki’s Mediterranean Café. Tickets to Marc-Art 2018 are $25 and will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance by calling Mobile Arc’s finance office at 251.479.7409, extension 623.
Marc-Art 2018 is made possible by Platinum Sponsor Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and Silver Sponsors: Great Southern Wood Preserving, Smith, Dukes & Buckalew, LLP, and the Cottage Hill Civitan Club.
For media inquiries, contact Ashley Babb, APR, Public Relations Director at email@example.com or 251.654.6347 (cell). For event and sponsorship information, contact Amy Odom, Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251.479.7409 ext. 646.
The 21st Annual Cool White Linen Night, benefiting Senior Citizens Services, Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, Arlene F. Mitchell Campus, is Thursday, August 2, 6 p.m. at The Steeple on St. Francis.
The evening will include fine dining, libations, silent auction, live music and dancing, courtesy of the Azalea Ballroom Dance Club. Tickets are $100 per person, $60 for Via members. For tickets, see Barbara Estes at the Welcome Desk at Via, 1717 Dauphin Street, call 251-470-5229 or email email@example.com.
* NOTE: Needed for the silent auctions are gifts such as artwork, jewelry, home decor, sports memorabilia, vacation stays, wine and liquor and antiques.
The 85th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo and Music Festival is July 20-22 with more that 3,000 anglers taking to the water.
However, it all really gets started on Thursday, July 19, 6 p.m. with the Liars' Contest followed by a free concert by Rollin the Hay at 7:30 p.m.
The rest of the musical acts are as follows: (Most information comes from DI Town Crier.)
Friday, July 20, Blues N Trouble, 4 p.m. and the Molly Ringwalds at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 21, Prime Country at 2:30 p.m. and Red Clay Strays, 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 22, Hunter Landry at noon and Keith and the Mailman Burns and Back Pew Riders, 3 p.m. Admission is free.
In addition to the concerts lined up by the Jaycees, live music will be offered at some Island businesses. For more information, see Rodeo website adsfr.com.
Phyllis Wingard, Outreach Coordinator for Keep Mobile Beautiful would like our residents to know that the organization is working to keep our area clean and free of litter, and is a part of the Love Your Community Program. She lists several ways in which our citizens can help.
For example, if you're looking to keep your street or neighborhood clean, she can provide clean-up kits with grabbers, safety vests, gloves, bags and ideas to make the clean-up successful.
You can participate in keeping our streams free of recylable items. KMB has recycling bins that can be checked out for use at school, church or community events.
Then there are Azalea Trail Bonds to aid in planting azaleas in Mobile by making a donation to the fund. And there's the Living Legacy--tax-deductible donations in honor or memory of a loved one to will help KMB continue its tradition of planting trees throughout Mobile County.
KMB's mision is to motivate Mobilians to take greater individual responsibility for the improvement of their community environment.
The phone for KMB is 251-444-7144. The mailing address is 2029B Airport Boulevard, Ste. 203, Mobile, 36606.
Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council (DIHAC) presents the 3rd Annual YOUTH ART CAMP July 30-31 and August 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Dauphin Island Art Gallery
Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council (DIHAC) presents the 3rd Annual YOUTH ART CAMP July 30-31 and August 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Dauphin Island Art Gallery, 918 Bienville Boulevard.
Art Campers will be painting, drawing and collaborating on many FUN creative projects. The camp is for 3rd-5th graders and is free of charge. Parents to enroll your child in Youth Art Camp, call / text 251/978-5566 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is very limited.
DIHAC thanks the many DIHAC Youth Art Program Volunteers for making Youth Art Camp possible.
Thursday, July 26 at 1 p.m., Musical Matinees @ the Main will present "Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends."
On Thursday, July 26 at 1 p.m., Musical Matinees @ the Main will present "Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends." The feature is an intimate look at the life and career of beloved crooner Tony Bennett that utilizes interviews with the octogenarian vocalist and rare performance footage that illustrates how Bennett has influenced American music and culture for more than sixty years. The film runs 175 minutes and is not rated. For more information, call 251-208-7079.
Summer Reading Celebration – Back to School Bash! for all ages is Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.-noon at West Regional Library, 5555 Grelot Road. Caregiver is required for children under 10 years of age. For more information, call the children's department at 251-340-8571 or email at email@example.com.
"Animal Tales" will be at Gulf Coast Exploreum, 65 Government Street on Saturday, July 21; showtimes are 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Shows are included in general admission and FREE for members. More information on Animal Tales can be found at: http://southeast.animaledzoocation.com/
Mobile Opera's Summer Sunday Soirée is Sunday, August 19, 5:30-8 p.m. at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 1058 Airport Boulevard.
Mobile Opera's Summer Sunday Soirée is Sunday, August 19, 5:30-8 p.m. at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 1058 Airport Boulevard.
Mobile Opera invites the public to "Join us for an evening of exquisite dining and exceptional music." Tickets are $125/person; RSVP at Mobile Opera, 251-432-6772.
One caveat:: Make your reservation early - this annual event sells out quickly. (Tickets are not available at the door.)
Summer Reading Celebration – Back to School Bash! for all ages is Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.-noon at Ben May Main Library
Summer Reading Celebration – Back to School Bash! for all ages is Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.-noon at Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street.
There will be games, crafts and snacks. Back-to-school supplies will be given out as door prizes to some lucky winners. For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department, 251-208-7086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: 5th Annual Bayou La Batre KAYAK CLASSIC Fishing Tournament is August 4th; see www.bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org for more on the fishing tournament
The Bayou La Batre Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored an art contest for the students at Dauphin Island Elementary School. AND THE WINNER IS --Jackson Cruikshank. His submission will be featured on the back of the Annual Kayak Classic Fishing Tournament tee shirt.
November 3, 1 p.m.-dusk, A Cotton Festival is scheduled at Tanner Williams Park. The event will include musical performances, a Cotton Queen Pageant, a Pie Contest, food and games.
2018 Miss/Mr. Fairytale Diamonds Pageant, hosted by Tina Lynn, Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Tanner Williams Historical Society Bldg, (corner of Tanner Williams Rd & Grand Bay/Wilmer Rd N)
Children can wear their favorite Princess or Prince attire--Party Dress, Pretty Pageant Dress, Princess Costume. This is a Natural Pageant System. For more details, call Director Tina Lynn - 251-303-4017 or check out the event Facebook Page.
End of Summer Bash! at Semmes Branch Library, 9150 Moffett Road is Monday, July 23, 1-2 p.m.
The party includes fun, food, school supply giveaways and music by the Back Porch Boys. All Ages Welcome
For more information, 251-645-6840.
Galas, Special Events, Fundraisers and Fun:
* On July 19, 7-10 p.m., the Mobile Law Enforcement Foundation is hosting JAZZ and JEANS, an event for the public to mix and mingle with law enforcement. The event will take place at the Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street. Music entertainment will be provided by the Excelsior Brass Band. The cost of the evening is a tax deductible donation of $10 per person, which includes a menu of smoked sausage, chicken jambalaya, corn and shrimp fritters, andouille sausage and a cash bar. Tickets can be purchased in advance at police headquarters, 2460 Government Blvd., or pay at the door the day of the event. A table can be reserved for a group who purchases 10 or more tickets. The event serves to support the Mobile Law Enforcement Foundation and its projects. For more information, call 251-208-1947.
* "ACF Night at the Hank" to benefit Alabama Coastal Foundation is Thursday, July 19, 6:35-9:35 p.m. at Hank Aaron Stadium. A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Alabama Coastal Foundation's efforts to improve and protect Alabama's coastal environment.
* The 85th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a project of the Mobile Jaycees, will be held July 20-22, 2018. The ADSFR is a 3-day Captain's Choice tournament and a Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) sanctioned event. The total awards package is valued up to one million dollars in cash and prizes and anchored by a boat, motor, and trailer packages. Tournament Director is Louis Howell, Phone: 251.471.0025, Address: ADSFR P.O. Box 16606 Mobile, AL 36616 Email: email@example.com.
* Lafitte Baptist Church is hosting a Pilots for Christ Gospel Singing on Saturday, July 21, 6-8 p.m. at the church, 3201 Lafitte Road in Saraland. The concert will feature The Kendricks; a love offering will be taken for PFC. For more information on the group, see PilotsforChrist Facebook, visit website www.pilotsforchrist.net, call 251-282-9099 or email PilotsforChrist@yahoo.com
* Christmas in July Boutique Bash to benefit Whatever Ministry is Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road N. Organizers promise that this will be "a fantastic day of shopping, food, and fun! Enjoy shopping many boutiques and businesses from the Mobile and surrounding areas, trying delicious food from various restaurants and food trucks, being entertained by local dance teams, and even take a selfie with Santa, all while supporting the Whatever Ministry." The purpose of the Whatever Ministry is to empower young girls and women by helping them find their true beauty, value and purpose. Advance tickets are at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christmas-in-july-boutique-bash-tickets-43118007120 VIP wristbands will also be available for an additional small fee; these will allow shoppers to receive discounts and free products from vendors.
* Beginning Hand Lettering Workshop, hosted by AIGA Mobile, is Saturday, July 28, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Ben May Main Library Meeting Room, 701 Government Street. This is a beginning level workshop, no prior experience is required.
* "Pink Dress Benefit" hosted by Heritage Haus is Sunday, July 29, 2-4 p.m. at The Pillars, 1757 Government Street. The event is to raise funds to benefit the 'Pink House' renovations for the Women's and Children's program of the Mission of Hope. Ticket information is at www.heritagehaus.org
* Child Advocacy Center of Mobile's "Cheers To Children" fundraiser is Monday, July 30, 6-8:30 p.m.at El Papi, 615 Dauphin Street, Mobile. Tickets cost $35 and are avaialble at The Child Advocacy Center and EL PAPI. Call 251-432-1101 for details.
* Thursday, August 2, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen in Saraland, 617 Celeste Road. On Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating DQ® U.S. locations will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. On Thursday, Aug. 2*, stop by your nearest participating location (DQ in Saraland) to enjoy a Blizzard Treat that not only tastes good, it does good.'
Women's Forum 2018: Being True to Oneself is presented by Spring Hill College and the University of South Alabama. Women are invited to the 4th annual Women’s Forum, which is hosted by The Community Foundation of South Alabama in coordination with Congressman Bradley Byrne. The free event will be held Friday, August 3, 2018 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Battle House in downtown Mobile. While the event is free and open to the public, space is limited and reservations should be made at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-womens-forum-august-3-2018-tickets-47116913958
* The 5th Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic is Saturday, August 4, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. at 14772 State Docks Road, Bayou La Batre. The event, sponsored by Bayou La Batre Chamber of Commerce, includes a festival for the non-anglers.
* "Ben's Battle" Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction is Friday, August 10, 5-8 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 6101 Grelot Road, Building F. Tickets are $25 per person. For tickets, call Beth Burleson, 251-402-1782 or Meg Cobb, 251-610-2779.
* Government Street Presbyterian Church's "Summer Sunday Social" is August 12, noon at Government Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Government Street. These Socials are inter-generational gatherings designed to encourage Christian fellowship through the study of various children’s books. The public is invited to the fellowship hall for this luncheon program immediately following worship.
* Rubber Ducky Regatta 2018 to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile is Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m. noon at Cooper Riverside Park, Water Street, Mobile. Tickets are at Rubberduckyregatta.com
* Mobile Fashion Week 2018 will be Saturday, September 22, 6-9 p.m. at the Fort of Colonial Mobile. Tickets are by Eventbrite #MOBFW18. All seats will be perfect seats this year, so no VIP required.
* SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual “Gulf Seafood Gala”™, is Saturday, October 6, 6-9 p.m, .a celebration of Alabama Gulf seafood and the rich heritage and culture that surround it. The event is at Isle Dauphin Club, 100 Orleans Drive, Dauphin Island. Visitors will enjoy tastings of delectable Gulf seafood prepared and presented by local and regional chefs. The event will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of historic Isle Dauphine Club. Local art, live musical entertainment and adult beverages will round out a wonderful evening on Dauphin Island.Proceeds will benefit Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to showcasing and educating the public about the rich heritage and culture of Dauphin Island and South Mobile County, AL, and improving the quality of life through the arts.
Chambers of Commerce:
* Saraland Area Chamber of Commerce, 939 Saraland Boulevard S. is offering a discount on entry fee to those who reserve their Mistletoe Market booths during July. The 2nd Annual Mistletoe Market is held Saturday, December 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, contact the Chamber at 251.675.4444 or register online at www.saralandchamber.com
* SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce "Coffee with the Chamber" is Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. Huntington Learning Center is corporate sponsor for this event.
* Don't miss the SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Comerce 5th Annual Kids Day on Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road.
The first 600 children who sign in and get their tickets punched will receive Book Bags with school supplies. There are many prizes including bicycles for six lucky children. Vendors will have booths both inside and outside the community center, and there will be an opportunity for parents to get their child's identification kit, with fingerprints and pictures. Vaccines and free haircuts will also be available for children plus there'll be free hot dogs, drinks and other food items for them.
Runs, Walks, biking events and paddles:
* The 2nd Annual Ice Cream Marathon, presented by Fleet Feet Sports Mobile, is every Monday through September 3 at 11 a.m. For more information, see blog joannemcknight.com. Photo by Fleet Feet.
The registration is $10 ($15 after the 8th of July) and ALL proceeds of the Ice Cream Marathon will benefit a charity. All participants will choose a charity of their choice and the charity that receives the most entries will be given the proceeds.
* 8th Annual Dauphin Street Vault, hosted by Mobile Sports Authority and Little Red Hen Productions, is Saturday, July 21, 10-11:30 a.m. at LoDa Bier Garten, 251 Dauphin Street. Pole vaulting competitors of all ages and skill levels, including Olympians and professionals, will compete in this annual invitational held on Lower Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile in the heart of the entertainment district.
Book Clubs, readings, book signings, storytelling, recitations, writing:
* The Reader's Choice Book Club will meet Tuesday, July 17, 1-2 p.m. at Mobile West Regional Library, 5555 Grelot Road. The Club meets every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions; this month's topic of discussion is "About Grace" by Anthony Doerr. For more information, call 251-208-7097.
* Bayside Book Club meets Thursday, July 19, 6 p.m. at Parkway Branch, 1924-B Dauphin Island Parkway. This month's topic of discussion is "Alex and Me" by Irene M. Pepperberg. For more information, call Betty Fowler at 251-476-2600 or 251-208-7097.
* Storyteller Wanda Johnson will be at Saraland Public Library, 111 Saraland Loop on Monday, July 23, 10:30 a.m. A national award-winning storyteller, Wanda Johnson uses the age-old art of storytelling to excite, delight and entertain audiences of all ages. For more information, call 251-675-2879.
* Sean Gaskell with his West African Kora: An Ancient 21 String Harp will be at Mobile Public Libraries on the dates and times listed: Monday, July 16th, Saraland Library 10:30 a.m., Semmes Branch 1 p.m. and Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 17th, he will be at West Regional Library 11 a.m. and Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 18th, Ben May Main Library 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Parkway Branch, 3 p.m.; on Thursday, July 19th, he will be at the Toulminville Branch , 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
* On Tuesday July 17, 2018, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays in Bernheim (Ben May Main) brings Leland Clay to Libraries Rock. The Library news is that Leland Clay has been writing music for a little more than 20 years. He loves all kinds of music and influences range from equal parts country blues like Mississippi John Hurt, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee to Island music of the early Wailers & the Maytals. The audience can also hear a love of Southern music history, Dixie Land and, of course, good ol' Rock & Roll, as well as experimental sound. For more information, go to lelandclay1.bandcamp.com/ Admission is free. For more information, call 251-208-7097. This concert series is in partnership with Gulf Coast Today on NBC 15.
* Tuesday, July 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Abe Partridge will perform at Ben May Main Library as part of the "Tuesdays in Bernheim" presentation. Admission is free. For more information, call 251-208-7097. This concert series is in partnership with Gulf Coast Today on NBC 15.
* "An Intimate Evening with Lisa Mills" will be Thursday, July 19, 8-11 p.m. at The Listening Room of Mobile, 78 St Francis Street in Mobile. Tickets: $20 (Call 251-367-4599 to reserve)
* African Percussionist & Storyteller, Makinde GBolahan, is coming to Toulminville Branch Library, 601 Stanton Road. He will perform twice on Thursday, July 26, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Makinde Gbolahan plays a variety of instruments that are native to the continent of Africa. His program combines music with stories to enlighten, encourage and entertain his audience. Makinde Gbolahan is founder of the Universal Childhood Enlightenment Council, chairman of Mobile’s Kwanza Committee and founder of the Rapha Natural Health Institute. Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call 251-438-7075.
* On July 26, 27 and 28, 6 p.m., the Alabama Quartet Convention, hosted by Clearvision, will be at 5508 Moffett Road. The public is invited to to hear some of the best Southern Gospel groups in the state of Alabama and the Southeast. Check www.thealqc.com for artist lineup and more information.
* Dauphin Island Sunday Sunset Concert~Yo Jonsey & Crowned Jewelz is on July 29, 6-8 p.m. on the West End Public Beach, Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island. The concerts begin about 90 minutes before the sun goes down. Music and beach lovers are invited to bring lawn chairs, (perhaps a little bug spray, just in case) and a laid back attitude to the Sunset Capital of Alabama. Admission is only $5 per person and those 12 and younger are free. The 2018 Sunday Sunset Concert Series is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Dauphin Island.
* On August 5, 10:45 and 11:45 a.m., the Kempters family band will perform at Satsuma First Baptist Church on the church's 75th anniversary. The Kempters--they are from Slapout, Alabama--play mostly patriotic and gospel music, the kind sung in Baptist churches in the South, the kind you can sing along with, "Peace in the Valley," "Will the Circle be Unbroken." For a treat, look up their website and listen to their version of "Hallelujah."
* Citronelle Farmers Market is open on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 8025 State Street. The Market will run on Saturday, through July 28 and September 22-November 10. The Market will have local produce and cut flowers, baked goods and crafts. For questions or for more information on becoming a seller/vendor, contact Gabriel Denton, Market Manager (251) 777-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* The 2018 Spring/Summer Market in the Park runs Saturdays through July 28 at Cathedral Square downtown and through July 26 at Lavretta Park.
Stage and film:
* Sunny Side Theater's upcoming season includes Stuart Little, Mamma Mia, Cinderella, Junie B. Jones and Aladdin. For information, call Christopher Paragone 251-510-1808.
* "Hearts Beat Loud" is playing at the Crescent for one week only (beginning July 13th.) A summary is as follows: Widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank starts a band with his teenage daughter Sam just before she leaves home to attend college in California. When a song of theirs finds success online, it complicates Frank’s attempts to let go of his dreams of stardom and allow his daughter to find her own path in life.
* On Thursday, July 19, the Town of Dauphin Island and Greer's Market present the movie, "Home" on West End Beach. On Friday, July 20, the free movie will be "Rio" The movies are free. Residents are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and bug spray, but no pets, glass or grills. All movies begin at dusk.
* July 19 at 1 p.m., visitors to Moorer/.Spring Hill Branch Library for Summer Movie Time will see "Coco." The story is about a boy who journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse. For more information, Call 251-470-7770 or emaill email@example.com.
* On July 19th, "Mamma Mia Here We Go Again!: Cast & Friends Night Out" will be at the Crescent Theater, 208 Dauphin Street. The Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile will be showing the movie sequel, "Mamma Mia Here We Go Again " July 19-August 2. After rehearsal on Thursday, July 19, the cast and crew of Joe Jefferson Playhouse's Mamma Mia! is going to see the movie together as a group. Tickets are at www.brownpapertickets.com.
* This summer, Mobile Saenger Theatre, 6 Joachim Street, will once again showcase a Summer Classic Movie Series featuring classic hit movies the way they were meant to be seen: larger-than-life on the glorious BIG screen. The Summer Classic Movie Series will run through August 29, 2018. On Sunday afternoons, the Saenger Theatre will feature a famous classic movie to be shown at 3 p.m., with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. The Jly 22 offering is "Top Gun." Tickets can be purchased at either the Saenger Theatre Box Office (located at 6 South Joachim Street; open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) or at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (located at 401 Civic Center Drive; open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) The Saenger Box Office will open at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the movie. Tickets can not be purchased online or by phone.
* Chickasaw Civic Theatre will hold auditions for "The Miracle Worker" on July 19 and July 20, 6 p.m. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Performance dates are Oct. 12th-21st, with possible school shows a couple of days before shows open to the public. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. See CCT website for a list of characters. For more information, contact Leonora Harrison, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The next Mobile Mystery Dinner is "Murder on the Battleship: The Last Show of the USO," an origional play by Mimi Bryant. There will be two performances at two locations. The first will be Friday, July 20 at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel. Doors open at 6:30 and the play starts at 7 p.m. There will be unlimited wine from 6:30 until the end of the performance. To attend this performance, email Lisa Russel at the Hotel at Lisa.Russell@RenaissanceMobile.com; she will take reservations and answer questions. The second performance is Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 1260 Dauphin Street (intersection of Ann and Dauphin streets.) To attend the July 28th performance, make reservations at www.mobilemysterydinners.com. Go to "Our Next Performance" and the registration is on the bottom of the letter.
* The City of Semmes presents Movies Under the Stars at Semmes Municipal Park on Friday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.: The free film is "Wonder," and in addition, there'll be free candy and drinks. Children can play at the Splash Pad, and everyone is invited to bring a picnic and a chair or quilt to sit on.
* St. Dominic Eagle Theatre presents Cafe Murder--Dinner and a Show on Saturday, July 28, 5-8 p.m. at St. Dominic Catholic School, 4160 Burma Road Tickets are $20 and by reservation only at www.eagletheatre.weebly.com.
* Sunny Side Theater presents a one-week musical theater intensive event with award-winning guest director, Ryan Scarlata, from Columbus Children's Theater. There'll be a presentation of “Once on this Island Jr” on July 20, 7 p.m. at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on USA Campus. There are 8 spots remaining. For more information, visit Sunnysidedrama.Com.
* Chickasaw Civic Theatre's Annual CCT Awards Ceremony & Summer Soirée is Saturday, July 21, 6:30-11:30 p.m. at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street. It's open to anyone who was a part of a show, came to see a show, bragged about a show, whatever. Bring a side dish and enjoy food and fellowship as we celebrate this past season and look ahead into next season. Food and drinks first, then program around 7:30.
* This summer, The Playhouse-in-the-Park, 4851 Museum Drive, presents its original musical "Cinderella - The Musical." Enchanting special effects bring this beloved fairy tale to life in a colorful, rags-to-riches romp perfect for the whole family. The play will run from July 20 through August 12, 2018 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for children, students and seniors. Reservations are recommended; call 251-602-0630 for details.
* "Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland Film Festival," a part of Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library's Classic Films presentation is Tuesday, August 7, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the films of Errol Flynn and his leading lady, Olivia de Havilland with commentary and fun facts provided. This month’s feature is "Captain Blood," a swashbuckling saga about a 17th-century Irish doctor who becomes a heroic buccaneer after commandeering a Spanish galleon in Jamaica and setting sail on the high seas. The film runs 99 minutes and is not rated. For more information, 251-470-7770 or email email@example.com.
* Bellingrath Gardens & Home is presenting "Garden Trends 2018: Creating Outdoor Living Spaces" on Wednesday, July 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Exterior Designer Catherine Arensberg of “simple.honest.design” is passionate about designing luxurious spaces on real life budgets. She will show you how to create outdoor living spaces that are natural extensions of your home’s interior design and reflect how you and your family live. The session is free for members and $13 for non-members; reservations are requested.
* Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council (DIHAC) presents Creative Monday! on July 16th, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Dauphin Island Gallery, 918 Bienville Boulevard. A class on the ancient art of Zentangle is now "Back by popular demand." Those participating will create their own work of art by drawing Zentangle designs on a china plate. Cost of the class is $20 per person (includes materials) and beginners are welcome. Prepaid reservations are required at DI Gallery, open Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. To prepay by credit card, call the Gallery at 251-861-3300. For more information, call or text 251-978-5566.
* The Garden Sketch Club at Mobile Botanical Gardens meets every Friday, 2 p.m., until December 28th. Artists at all levels of experience welcome. General admission is $5 for non-members. The Museum is at 4151 Museum Drive.
* Marsha Hodges' "The Woodsprite Collection" will be on exhibit in The Artists' Place Gallery, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 7125 Hitt Road through July 28th, and may be viewed by appointment by contacting Rob Bearden, 251-767-8362.. Marsha Hodges' art is inspired by the Gulf Coast and the natural world around us, and will include quilted wall hangings and hand-paintd pillows as well as what she refers to as "nature garbage, hand-painted wood from the river and fish scales and oyster shells from the Gulf." Her signature theme, The great white egret, will be presented in all forms.
* "Crazy for the Red, White, and Blue" closing reception is Thursday, July 19, 5:30 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive.
* A lecture on "William Blake: Legend and Legacy" will be presented at Mobile Museum of Art on Thursday, July 19, 6 p.m. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive. The lecture is free for MMofA Members and $5 for Non-Members
* Mobile Arc, a non-profit that provides services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will hold its annual art show fundraiser in August. Marc-Art 2018 will be held on Thursday, August 2, 6 pm at Azalea Manor at 751 Dauphin Street, Mobile. Collaborative artwork and pottery with local artists will be on display and available for purchase. The evening will feature entertainment by local singer-songwriter Lisa Mills and catering by Taziki’s Mediterranean Café. Tickets to Marc-Art 2018 are $25 and will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance by calling Mobile Arc’s finance office at 251.479.7409, extension 623.
Some Senior Citizens' Activities:
* A Red, White, and Blues Dance is July 27, 6-9 p.m. at Connie Hudson Senior Center. Music will be provided by DJ Wayne. Tickets are $8; refreshments will be served.
* Semmes Seniors are conducting a raffle opportunity for an Earth Box Garden System. This event is a fundraiser for Semmes Senior Center. The Gardening System also includes accessories, potting soil, 3 packs of seed and a decorative garden spike. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and are available at the Center, 9635 Moffett Road. The drawing will be August 30th.
* "Senior Summer Surprise" for Chickasaw Senior Citizens is Tuesday, July 31, 2-4 p.m. in the Community Shelter. Seniors are invited to "come have an afternoon of fun with friends" There will be music, Coke Floats and Banana Bread, surprises and laughs--all at no charge. Call 251-452-6462 for information.
* Golden Agers Senior Adult Luncheon at Calvary Assembly of God, 6800 Three Notch Road. is 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of every month--August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6. . All senior adults in the community are invited to enjoy this time together.
* On Saturday, July 28, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Mobile Animal Shelter and B&B Pet Stop are hosting a Rabies Shots + Nail Trims event at B&B Pet Stop, 5035 Cottage Hill Road. Dr. Ann Branch and volunteers from the Mobile Animal Shelter will be on hand to administer 1 year rabies vaccines at a greatly reduced price, $10 per pet, cash only, and nail trim, $15 per pet, cash only.
End of Summer/back to school events:
* End of Summer Bash! at Semmes Branch Library, 9150 Moffett Road is Monday, July 23, 1-2 p.m. The party includes fun, food, school supply giveaways and music by the Back Porch Boys. All Ages Welcome. For more information, 251-645-6840.
* Summer Reading Celebration – Back to School Bash! for all ages is Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.-noon at Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street. There will be games, crafts and snacks. Back-to-school supplies will be given out as door prizes to some lucky winners. For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department, 251-208-7086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Summer Reading Celebration – Back to School Bash! for all ages is Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.-noon at West Regional Library, 5555 Grelot Road. Caregiver is required for children under 10 years of age. For more information, call the children's department at 251-340-8571 or email at email@example.com.
* "Back To School Bash" at Creola Assembly of God, 9580 Old Highway 43, Creola, is Sunday, July 29, 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Children can finish the summer with a bang at Creola Assy's BACK TO SCHOOL BASH. Children 5-12 will get a Bible lesson and then do fun water games and activities.. BOUNCE HOUSES, WATER SLIDE, WATER GAMES, and MORE! Then the whole family is invited to a free lunch.
Events for Children/Teens/Families:
* "Chick-Fil-A Story Time" at The Shoppes at Bel Air will take place on the second Tuesday through August 14. The event includes a craft and is sponsored by Mobile Public Library and Chick-Fil-A. For more information, call 251-476-8361.
* Water’s Extreme Journey opens at the Gulf Coast Exploreum through Monday, September 3. This exhibit is made possible through a partnership with Mobile County, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, and MAWSS. The goal of this collaborative effort is to entertain while educating the local community about the importance of our waterways’ health both on a local, day-to-day level and on a much broader, global scale. Admission for Water’s Extreme Journey is included in general admission pricing ($6-17) and is free to Exploreum members. The J.L. Bedsole IMAX Dome Theater is currently featuring MacGillvray Freeman’s National Parks Adventure as well as a Summer Film Festival (Sponsored by Mobile County) featuring a different IMAX film each week all summer long. IMAX is an additional fee.
* July 21, 10:30 a.m. is "Something Special for Saturday" at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library. Children aged 5 and older have the opportunity to create a Glitter Seashell Picture Frame while visiting with friends. For information, call 251-470-7770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Mobile Arts Council advises that the first Saturday of every Market in the Park month is now Kids Market. The market runs every Saturday through July 28th.
* At Bellingrath Gardens and Home, children can go on an adventure, a Scavenger Hunt, which encourage exploration and are a fun way to learn about Bellingrath and its history. A prize awaits at the end of the journey.
* Alabama Contemporary Art Center says its offering "art camps like none other! Starting in June and extending through July, we will have five-day long art camps that produce inspiration from works of our 'Back to Havana' exhibition and real-world issues to ignite creativity. Our camps range from graffiti, stop-motion animation, and printmaking to collaboration, collage, fashion and plenty more to choose from. Our camps are tailored toward ages 5-17 and offered in morning and afternoon sessions, taught by enthusiastic instructors. This experience will bring out each camper's authenticity and artistry. So, join us in exploring the world of contemporary art!" Check the ACAC site for descriptions on various classes.
* Ahoy! Pirate Pups are Sailing Into Mobile Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18 X barks the spot in the new tour PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure!” PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" will be at the Mobile Civic Center Theater July 17 and 18. Show tims are Tuesday, July 17 at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, July 18 at 10 a.m.and Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. Ticket prices start at $20 (additional fees may apply). Get your tickets now by clicking the "Purchase Tickets" button below, by phone at 800.745.3000, or purchase in person at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 9.a.m. until intermission Tuesday and Wednesday) or at the Saenger Theatre Box Office (6 South Joachim Street; open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.).
* On Tuesday, July 17, 10 a.m., "Superhero - Man of Steel" is playing at Ben May Main Library. In this one, Clark Kent assumes the identity of Superman and defends Earth from the villainous General Zod. For more information, call 251-208-7086 or email email@example.com.
* On Tuesday, July 17, 10-11 a.m., children ages 5-8 and their parents are invited to the USA Archaeology Museum for a read-aloud of the book "How Chipmunk Got His Stripes" by Joseph Bruchac and James Bruchac. Following the story, children will make their own talking sticks made from log sticks, feathers and yarn. Admission to the event is free; however, space is limited and advance reservations are required. Email Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a spot. Parents or guardians must remain with children at all times throughout the duration of the program.
* "Animal Tales" will be at Gulf Coast Exploreum, 65 Government Street on Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Showtimes are 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Included in general admission and FREE for members! More information on Animal Tales can be found here: http://southeast.animaledzoocation.com/
* Farm Adventure Day Camp at Linda's Learning Farm and Play Park, 2380 Havens Road, Semmes is daily, July 23-27, 9:30 a.m. Children attending become the farmer--feed the animals, milk the goats, collect the eggs and all the activities that are involved in running the farm. There is daily interaction with the horses, and last but not least, the children can go swimming in a 20x40 in ground pool. For a fun week, see Linda's Learning Facebook.
* From July 23-27, 9 a.m.-noon, children in grades 1-6 are invited to participate in Vacation Bible School at Dauphin Island United Methodist Church. To register to participate or to volunteer, visit http://vbspro.events/p/4515bb. For more information, contact Blake or Melanie Percival at 334-294-1799.
* Mobile Public Library Children's Services brings a Family Dance Party to Mobile West Regional Library, 5555 Grelot Road on Thursday, July 26, 2-3 p.m. For more information, call the children’s department at 251-340-8571 or email email@example.com.
* The July 26, 1 p.m. Summer Movie Time film at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library will be "Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets." About the movie: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione's magical abilities and courage. The film runs 160 minutes and is rated PG. For more information, call 251-470-7770 or emaill firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The Grand Bay Summer Children's Program at the Community Center, 11610 Highway 90, runs on Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $5 per child, and includes games, activities, crafts and lunch. There are just 3 days left in the program. July 19, Space Explorers; July 26, "It's a zoo in here" with the ESC Wildlife Show; and August 2, Under the Sea with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
* Princess and Superhero Breakfast, hosted by Naiad 109 Daughters of the Nile, is Saturday, July 21, 8:30-11 a.m. at Abba Shrine Center, 7701 Hitt Road. Donations will be taken at the door that will benefit both the Shrine Transportation unit and the Shrine hospital through Daughter's of Nile.See event site for further information. The majority of the funds will be raised by advertising the day of the event. There will be pancakes, coffee, bacon and juice, and Jumpy Houses for the children to enjoy. See event site for further information.
* Art Blast Summer Art Camp at Mobile Musuem of Art, is runs through July 27, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. With classes for 4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds and 12 and up, there is truly something for everyone in the wide variety of art offered throughout the summer. Ceramics, painting and drawing in all styles inspire students to energize their creativity, while learning about elements of art and art history.
* The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 102 Bienville Boulevard, is offering a series of Salt Marsh Excursions on Thursdays through July 26 at 9:45 a.m. What to bring--hat, sunscreen, water bottle, change of clothes and shoes, bag for muddy item. See an earlier post on this blog or Dauphin Island Sea Lab site for more instructions.
* 2018 Miss/Mr. Fairytale Diamonds Pageant, hosted by Tina Lynn, Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Tanner Williams Historical Society Bldg, (corner of Tanner Williams Rd & Grand Bay/Wilmer Rd N) Children can wear their favorite Princess or Prince attire--Party Dress, Pretty Pageant Dress, Princess Costume. This is a Natural Pageant System. For more details, call Director Tina Lynn - 251-303-4017 or check out the event Facebook Page.
* Goodwill Easterseals is partnerning with Keep Mobile Beautiful to host volunteer clean up days at the Mobile County Recycling Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month--July 21 and August 18 at 9 a.m.
Mobile County Recycling Center is at 7450 Hitt Road, Mobile. For additional information, call call 251-375-4527 or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
History (Exhibits, events, activities)
* The public is invited to the History Museum of Mobile's Open House on August 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Visitors can explore 300 years of Mobile's History, while learning about the Museum's different departments, membership program and benefits. Light refreshments will be served and admission is FREE
* The August Learning Lunch featuring. Rebecca Williams will be Wednesday, August 8, noon-1 p.m. at the History Museum of Mobile, 111 S Royal Street. The History Museum of Mobile will hold a Learning Lunch on Wednesday, August 8, at noon. This program will feature University of South Alabama professor and co-owner of Iron Hand Brewing, Dr. Rebecca Williams. Dr. Williams will discuss the life and times of one of Mobile’s founding fathers, Henri de Tonti. The Learning Lunch series, offered monthly, allows guests to bring their lunch and enjoy a free presentation on a wide range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to Learning Lunch is free, and all are encouraged to join us. For more information on the Learning Lunch series, call Jennifer Theeck, Curator of Education, at (251) 301-0270 or contact her by email at email@example.com.
* Drop-In Family Saturday: Prehistoric Pottery Puzzles at USA Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive S. is Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Guests can stop by any time between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to tour the museum and create their own pottery puzzle. Admission to the event is free. One of the most common items found at archaeological sites is pottery, or objects made of clay. Looking at a single pot might tell how old it was or how it was made. Most of the time, pottery is found broken into many pieces. Archaeologists read the parts like pieces of a puzzle.