On March 19, 3:15 p.m., at Parkway Branch Library, the Movie Tuesday selection is "Coach Carter." The film runs 136 minutes and is rated PG-13. For more information, call 251-470-7766.
It’s time to get out your walking shoes because The Village of Spring Hill’s 8TH Annual Sidewalk-A-Thon is right around the corner--Friday, March 29, 3-6 p.m. Moorer Library Branch (Registration and Start Line); Dorn Field, Spring Hill College (Finish Line Party)
There are prizes: For the individual who raises the most money--a new bike; for the team of 2 to 10 people who raise the most money (an ice cream party at Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shop!), and for the team of 11 to 20 people who raise the most money, 20 Kids Cups at Cold Snap Frozen Yogurt and Altitude Trampoline Party).*
Get all the details and downloadable donor forms on our website. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-village-of-spring-hill-incs-8th-annual-sidewalk-a-thon-tickets-54382706138?aff=SWAT2019
The Reader's Choice Book Club selection for March 19, 1 p.m. is "Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver. A summary of the story: Willa and her college professor husband made all the "right" decisions, yet are nearing retirement holding an empty bag. The rise of the service economy, materialism, middle-class disenfranchisement, a labyrinthine health care system, immigration--even Charles Darwin--all factor into this relevant story about social upheaval and an ever-changing American Dream. The meeting is at West Regional Library. For more information, call 251-208-7097.
Semmes Senior Center, 9635 Moffett Road, is having a Pot Luck Lunch at 11:30 a.m., March 21. Be sure to sign up.
"Easter in the Square," a day of free family fun hosted by Downtown Mobile Alliance, is Saturday, April 20, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Bienville Square, 150 Dauphin Street.
There will be Face Painting, Kids Karaoke, and Easter Egg Hunt (for children 8 and younger; starts promptly at noon.) Prizes will be awarded for Best Costumed Pet and Best Decorated Stroller or Wagon
On March 19, 1 p.m., "March Movies" at Ben May Main Library brings visitors "A Simple Favor," a film that runs 117 minutes and is rated R. After her mysterious friend disappears, a cheerful mommy blogger gets sucked into her tangled life.
Dauphin Island Baptist Church is hosting a variety of activities during the month of March and everyone is invited to join in on the fun and fellowship. Included on March 24 is Community Potluck Lunch at 12:15 p.m. Bring a dish or two--the church will provide the drinks.
The Sean Connery 007 Film Festival continues at Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library. On March 19, 5:30 p.m., "You Only Live Twice" will be the featured film. For information, call 251-494-4132 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, March 16 was overcast and gloomy, a little windy and cool--definitely a don't-leave-the-house-without-jacket-day. But none of that dampened the spirits of those who visited or participated in the Semmes Azalea Jublee.
This first Jubilee, sponsored by the City of Semmes, was held at Semmes Municipal Park, 8108 Morris Hill Road. It was a free-admission event with something to interest all ages. And, as always, everybody in Semmes came looking for a fun time.
Mayor David Baker conversed with the AT&T Telephone Pioneers; Mobile County Animal Control's Michael Crabtree showed off "Tater," both hoping the pup would find a home; and Mobile County Com. Jerry Carl posed for photos with the Elizabeth Lovelady, Project Coordinator for the City of Semmes.
Despite the cool air, children got to pet a few farm animals, swing in the swings and enjoy the Jumpy Houses.
There was plenty of food onsite. And entertainment was provided Mary G Montgomery High School Jazz Band and 12-year-old singer Kenlee Tillman, among other performances by choirs, dancers and martial arts exhibitors.
With all the visitors, participants and enjoyable activities, the event looked to be a success--and worth trying the 2nd Annual Semmes Azalea Jubilee next year.
Pictured are a few who were at the Jubilee.
The 11th Annual Mobile Chocolate Festival is Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road.
Of course, the event celebrates all things chocolate--but there are other activities going on, too. And a favorite is Sunshine the Clown. Bring the children for a chat and a balloon animal; moms, don't forget your cameras.
The public is invited to Ft. Gaines Historic Site, Dauphin Island April 27-28 to celebrate the upcoming 155th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, sponsored by the 6th Alabama Cavalry and the Alabama Division of Re-enactors. A mock Battle of Mobile Bay will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday with a Surrender Ceremony at 330 p.m. A Tactical will get underway at 1 p.m.on Sunday. Battle times are subject to change. For more information, call 251-861-6992.
The Griot Award Gala honoring Robert Brazile and hosted by the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile is Friday, April 12th
The Griot Award Gala honoring Robert Brazile and hosted by the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile is Friday, April 12, 2019, 6-9 p.m. at History Museum of Mobile, 111 S Royal Street.
The public is invited to celebrate 2019 Griot Award Recipient, Hall of Fame NFL Linebacker, Prichard-Whistler native and teacher, Robert Brazile. A ticket/tax-deductible donation of $65 per person is available for purchase online (www.dffaaht.org), in person or by mail at Friends of the African-American Heritage Trail, P.O. Box 40926, Mobile, AL 36640. Reserved tables of 10 are available.
The event includes Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Drinks and Live Entertainment.
"Local Goodness," presented by USA Children's & Women's Hospital and USA Health Strada Patient Care Center, is Sunday, May 5, 2019, 4-7 p.m. at USA Children's & Women's Hospital, 1700 Center Street.
Local Goodness, a unique farm-to-table event, pays tribute to local cuisine, art and music while raising awareness and support for our mission of providing the highest quality healthcare for the children and women in this region.
Tickets are $150 at giving.usahealthsystem.com. For more info atwww.usahealthsystem.com/events/local-goodness
Someone You Might Wish to Know More About (news from Mobile Opera)
Mobile Opera is happy to have Thomas Rowell back on our stage as “Il Tinca” in Mobile Opera’s production of “Il tabarro.”
Thomas Rowell began his affiliation with Mobile Opera as Chorus Master for the 2004 production of The Mikado. Since then, he has appeared in more than twenty-five productions with the company, including roles in The Crucible, La Traviata, Lucia di Lammermoor, Tosca, Turandot, La Fanciulla del West; KoKo in The Mikado; Goro in Madama Butterfly; Schmidt in Werther; Edmondo, the Dancing Master, and the Lamplighter in Manon Lescaut, Beppe in Pagliacci; Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi, and Mr. Scratch in The Devil and Daniel Webster.
Last spring he appeared as Benoit/Alcindoro in Puccini’s La Boheme, and stage directed Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers at the University of South Alabama.
In September 2018 he created the role of John C. Calhoun in the world premiere of George Mabry’s An Elegant Obsession. He recently performed the roles of Don Basilio and Don Curzio in First Coast Opera’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro.
He will direct USA Opera Theatre’s April 2019 production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore. Rowell also appears regularly with musical arts organizations along the Gulf Coast, including Mobile Symphony, Northwest Florida Symphony, Pensacola Opera, Choral Society of Pensacola, Mobile Pops, and Baldwin Pops, and is also the conductor of Bella Voce, Mobile’s premiere women’s chorus.
Dr. Rowell is the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music, Area Coordinator for Vocal Studies, and the Director of Opera Theatre at the University of South Alabama.
Fun for Philanthropy "Rising to Serve Others," presented by Assistance League of Mobile, is Tuesday, April 9th 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The event includes a Seated Luncheon, Silent Auction and Special Presentation by Patrica Barnes "Sister Schubert." Tickets are $65 each. Get location and more information from a member.
The Staff at Connie Hudson Senior Center treated members to a St. Patrick's Day Social--Green Punch, Green Cookies, Green Cupcakes and Green 4-Leaf Clovers on the serving table. Fun!!
Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m, is the 16th Annual Semmes Heritage Day at Semmes Heritage Park, 3851 Wulff Road.
The day will be filled with family-friendly activities and events--City of Semmes Arbor Day Tree Giveaway, arts and crafts (vendors, call 251-604-6160), carriage rides, a Vintage Fashion Show, lunches at $5 a plate donation, and exhibits and demonstrations.
The free-admission celebration will feature the music of the Back Porch Boys and will spotlight the Mary G Montgomery High School Robotics and Electric Car Teams.
The event is sponsored by Semmes Heritage Park, the City of Semmes and Mobile County Commission. An AL200 Bicentennial sanctioned event will include the Semmes Bicentenial Art Display at Semmes Regional Library, 9150 Moffett Road.
May 4th is also Semmes All-Class Reunion just across the street at Semmes Boys and Girls Club, 3810 Wulff Road at the old Semmes High School. All students who attended Semmes schools are invited to come celebrate 70 years of history. The Reunion is sponsored by Semmes Boys and Girls Club, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.
On Thursday, March 14, Chickasaw Historical Society hosted a reception for the town to "Meet the New Police Chief, Brian Fillingim." Pictured are a few scenes from the event (courtesy of Barry Broadhead)
Semmes Woman’s Club leprechauns, Mary Rodning and Debbie Dial, visited the Mobile Arc men in Semmes.
They took cookies and fruit, and decorated and filled St. Patrick's Day treat bags for the residents' celebration.
The decorated bags had a shamrock on one side and a heartfelt note to the men on the other side: "We are lucky and blessed to have you as friends."
There are four new men between the two Mobile Arc houses in Semmes, making a total of men plus staff who celebrated with the Woman's Club members.
"There are many needs here, and SWC is honored to be a small part" (of meeting those needs), members said.
Some of the Mobile Arc men with SWC member, Mary Rodning and staff member, Ann Leland;
Satsuma Citizen of the Year Banquet, presented by Satsuma Community Development Organization, is Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. at Steele Creek Lodge.
The six nominees for the honor are Emily Arellano, Charles Perry, Larry Speights, Luvenia Spotswood, Jerry Thompson and Linda Tindle. In addition to the Citizen of the Year Award, the following citizens will be honored: Lifetime Achievement; Dan McConaghy; National Sports Hero, Robert Brazille; County Humanitarian Hero, Mike McKinley and Outstanding Satsuma High School Student, Ashley Lankford.
Tickets at $15 a person are available at Satsuma Public Library or from any SCDO member..