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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of Aug 16 – 23, 2017

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Connecting our citizens through local events… We check 30+ event calendars in and around Mobile so you don’t have to!


Featured Video: We are proud to call Mobile home. There’s nothing better than knowing we are living in a city with beautiful oak lined streets, a breath-taking historic district, some of the best seafood in the world and 30 minutes from the beach. Now more than ever is the time to think about making our Downtown Mobile your home. Check out the video and get a bird’s eye view of the new residential developments happening in our ever growing Downtown. Photo Credit: City of Mobile


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Do Some Good- The Shoppes at Bel Air introduces its next 50 Days of Giving partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile to promote Mobile’s first-ever Rubber Ducky Regatta happening August 26. Shoppers will be able to enter for a chance to win a Carnival cruise and other prizes by “adopting” a rubber duck for $5. Enjoy a day of shopping and doing some good this Saturday, August 12th. Adopt a duck and Do Some Good, Mobile!

8/16-8/20: Mobile BayBears vs Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
Wed & Thurs – 6:30 pm, Fri & Sat  – 7:05 pm, Sun – 5:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Admission: $7 and up
Ages: ALL
Don’t miss your chance to catch a BayBears game this season! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Night T-Shirt giveaways and Sunday Fundays at the Hank -bring the family and the pets. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

8/16: Water Balloon Battle of Mobile Bay
Wednesday – 5:30-8:30 pm. Cathedral Square
Admission: FREE
Ages: ALL
To celebrate the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, the Downtown Mobile Alliance presents the Water Balloon Battle of Mobile Bay! Come enjoy a fun filled evening of water games. Bring your own super soaker and towels, water balloons will be provided.

8/17: Senior Bowl 5th Annual Girls of Fall
Thursday – 5:30-8pm, Convention Center
Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Ages: 21+, Under 21 must be with an adult
This is the event we’ve waited all summer for! The Senior Bowl 5th Annual Girls of Fall is an evening full of football, fashion, and fun. This year’s event will feature Phil Savage’s Football 101 class to explain special teams and college football refereeing and hear from David Smith on the Rules of the Game. Enjoy bites from Von’s Bistro, beverages, vendor shopping and the always entertaining Football Fashion Show.

8/18-8/20: Constellations
Fri & Sat – 7:30 pm Sun – 2 pm, USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center
Admission: $12 Students, $14 Seniors/Military/USA Faculty & Staff, $16 General
Ages: 14+
Nick Payne’s Constellations is a play about free will, fate, and friendship.  At its heart it is a timeless story of boy meets girl…again and again and again as the relationship of Roland (a beekeeper) and Marianne (a theoretical physicist) unfolds through the theory of quantum multiverse. In Constellations, the infinite possibilities of a relationship are explored with intelligence, compassion, and humor. Which of the futures will Roland and Marianne choose? Is their destiny their own, or is their fate written in the stars? Don’t miss your chance to find out! Tickets are General Admission and can be purchased at the box office 1 ½ hours prior to the performance.  For more information call (251) 460-6306. Check out the promo video here!

8/18: Dive In Movie – Sing
Friday – 8 pm, USA Recreational Center Pool
Admission: Members $2, Guests $5
Ages: ALL
Summer is quickly coming to a close! Bring the family out to enjoy The University of South Alabama Rec Center is opening up its pool to the public for an End of Summer Dive In Movie. This Friday night’s showing will be the beloved Sing movie. Bring the whole family out for a night full of fun, popcorn, giveaways and more!

8/18: An Intimate Evening with The Marlow Boys
Friday – 8 pm, The Listening Room
Admission: $20
Ages: 21+
Cousins Joe and Karl Langley grew up around Marlow, a small community on the Fish River in Baldwin County, Alabama. They have performed together since their teenage years, singing and playing a wide variety of music and venues. In 2014, they began creating music with Stan Foster (Rollin’ in the Hay, Deluxe Trio) and Phil Proctor (Dog River Boys, Deluxe Trio) at Mars Hill church in Fairhope, Alabama. The following year, the four of them started performing outside of the church and collaborating on original music. For reservations, call 251-367-4599.

8/19: Pop-Up on the Rooftop
Saturday – 8:30 am – 11 am, Marine Street Lofts
Admission: $10 donation to The Fuse Project
Mission Fitness is excited to join the Oakleigh Garden District neighborhood in the newly renovated Marine Street Loft building. Come give Mission’s fitness classes a try at the Pop-Up on the Rooftop! Try a sampling of our classes and enjoy the best view of the Mobile Skyline in the city as we workout on the roof top of Marine Street Lofts. A variety of classes will be taught all throughout the morning including barre, yoga, and boot camp. Enjoy sipping on mimosas, shopping the Polish Fashion Truck and taste samples from FOY Superfoods!

8/19: A Killer Class Reunion – Mobile Mystery Dinners
Saturday – 7 pm, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
Admission: $59 + tax
Ages: 21+
Have you ever wished you could revisit your high school years and find closure to old relationships, renew an old flame, take revenge on those who slighted you?  The graduating class of 1997 is returning to Murphy High, home of the Panthers, for their 20th class reunion. As they renew old friendships, bodies begin to drop like flies. What’s Happening? Who’s the killer?? Do you think you can help us guess? Come see if you can win the Best Detective Award for the evening. Have some fun while you hone your detective skills and let the talented players from Mobile Mystery Dinners entertain you! Full Dinner and unlimited wine served. Ticket includes dinner, drinks, and the show. For Reservations, contact Lisa Russell 251-415-3092.

8/20: Gone with the Wind
Sunday – 2:30 pm, Saenger Theater
Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under and $3 for 60+ senior
Ages: ALL
“Gone with the Wind” (1939) Drama/Romance – A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.  Starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Thomas Mitchell. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets are sold at the Saenger Theater box office and are not available for online purchasing. The main concession stand downstairs will be open for snacks and beverages such as popcorn, sodas, candy, beer, wine and mixed drinks.

8/21: 2017 Solar Eclipse
Monday
On Monday, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. If you are lucky enough to get out to the “zone of totality” you will see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights, a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon all the way to Charleston, South Carolina. Mobile may not be in the “zone of totality” but the show in the sky will still be a sight to see. Get your solar eclipse glasses and get outside to see this once in a lifetime event! The Moon Pie General Store in Downtown Mobile will be throwing a one of a kind unique Eclipse Party of their own!

8/22: 2017 Municipal Elections
Tuesday – 7 am – 7 pm,  Mobile County
Our country has fought hard for the right for everyone to be allowed to vote! Go exercise that right this Tuesday for the municipal elections. Cast your vote for Mayor and for the District Representatives for your area. All polling stations will be open 7 am to 7 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Happening This Week in Mobile, AL

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo of the Week: The 2017-2018 school year is back in full swing for Mobile Public Schools. Caiden Black’s first day of Kindergarten at Council Traditional School started off with a quick pic with local news anchor, Steve Alexander. Best wishes to all the students, teachers, coaches and parents this year! Photo Credit: Jason English | Facebook.com


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Do Some Good- The Shoppes at Bel Air introduces its next 50 Days of Giving partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile to promote Mobile’s first-ever Rubber Ducky Regatta happening August 26. Shoppers will be able to enter for a chance to win a Carnival cruise and other prizes by “adopting” a rubber duck for $5. Enjoy a day of shopping and doing some good this Saturday, August 12th. Adopt a duck and Do Some Good, Mobile!

8/11-8/13: Dauphin Island Reggae Weekend
Friday – Sunday, Dauphin Island
Expect cool vibes and laid back feelings all weekend as Dauphin Island puts on a little Jamaican Jammin’ with the 2nd Annual Reggae Weekend. Select restaurants and bars will be celebrating the food and music of “dat” other island – Jamaica. Enjoy specials at select restaurants and bars all weekend. Finish off the weekend with the Dauphin Island Concert Series featuring Reggae by Ja Rhythm at the West End Beach. The concert starts at 5:45.
Admission: FREE (parking not included)
Ages: All

8/11 – 8/13: Willy Wonka – The Musical
Friday – Sunday, Playhouse in the Park
The Broadway hit version of the beloved film “Willy Wonka- the Musical” is coming to the Playhouse in the Park. All your favorite songs will come alive on our stage, along with a chocolate river, Golden Tickets, Oompa-Loompas, and all the magic you know and love.  Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2:30 p.m. For reservations, call 251-602-0630.
Admission:$14 for students and seniors, $16 for adults
Ages: ALL

8/11: LoDa ArtWalk
Friday – 6-9pm, Downtown Mobile
It’s the second Friday of the month and that means it’s time to head Downtown! ArtWalk is all about artists, makers, crafters, live music, great shopping and some of the best food Mobile has to offer. All galleries, restaurants, and boutiques in Downtown Mobile are open late for the evening. In conjunction with this month’s ArtWalk, check out the 1st Annual Celebrate the City – a family friendly free event being held in Bienville Square. Enjoy live music from Doug E. Fresh, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a second line parade, food trucks and MORE!
Admission: FREE
Ages: ALL

8/12: USS ALABAMA’s 75th Anniversary Commemoration
Saturday – 8-6pm, USS ALABAMA Battleship Park
Come celebrate the 75th anniversary of the USS ALABAMA. Beginning at 9 am, enjoy a private coffee in the Commission Room for our USS ALABAMA Crewmen and families; 10 – 11 a.m. – Concert by Mobile Big Band Society in Pavilion; 11 a.m. Commemoration Ceremony and at 1 p.m. – Historical Battle Reenactment. Children’s book author Karyn Tucks will be in the gift shop signing copies of her book “Hooray for the Mighty A” from 10 – 1 p.m. Children’s arts and craft project in the Wardroom 9-10 a.m. and Noon to 3 p.m. Take part in making Christmas ornaments for the Alabama Christmas Tree in Washington D.C.
Admission: FREE
Ages: ALL

8/12: Marnée’s Studio Grand Opening
Saturday – 6-9pm, 2353 Airport Blvd Mobile
Come celebrate Mobile’s newest art space and gallery, Marnée’s Studio. Marnée’s is celebrating its mid-town business birth with a grand opening party! Attendees will enjoy a sneak peek of inventory, exclusive offers, entertainment, food, and beverages. Marnée’s Studio, located on 2353 Airport Boulevard, will offer fine art and accessories from established and emerging artists as well as regular creative classes and paint parties.
Admission: FREE
Ages: 21+

8/12: Legendary Coaches Tour – An Evening with Gene Stallings and Pat Dye
Saturday – 6:30 pm, The Steeple
Enjoy an evening of storytelling and wisdom sharing with two of football’s most legendary figures. All-American college football player at the University of Georgia, professional football player with the Edmonton Eskimos, 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army, and renowned Auburn University head coach – there isn’t much that Pat Dye hasn’t accomplished. Likewise with Stallings. Gene Stallings is a former college and professional football coach best known for winning a NCAA Division I National Championship at the University of Alabama in 1992. You don’t want to miss it.
Admission: $39.50 – $100
Ages: All

8/13: North by Northwest
Sunday – 2:30 pm, Saenger Theater
“North by Northwest” (1959) Mystery/Action – A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. Starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason. Tickets are sold at the box offices and are not available for online purchasing.
Admission: $3 for 12 and under and seniors, $6 for adults
Ages: ALL

8/15: 2nd Annual BBQ for the Blue
Tuesday – 11-4pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Downtown and Daphne
BugMaster and Moe’s BBQ are teaming up present BBQ for the Blue. This is a day of appreciation for all our police officers. Show up in uniform and enjoy a complimentary BBQ buffet at both Moe’s locations.
Admission: FREE
Ages: Uniformed Police Officers

Upcoming Events:
8/16: Water Balloon Battle of Mobile Bay
Wednesday – 5:30-8:30 pm. Cathedral Square
To celebrate the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, the Downtown Mobile Alliance presents the Water Balloon Battle of Mobile Bay! Come enjoy a fun filled evening of water games. Bring your own super soaker and towels, water balloons will be provided.
Admission: FREE
Ages: ALL

8/17: Senior Bowl 5th Annual Girls of Fall
Thursday – 5:30-8pm, Convention Center
This is the event we’ve waited all summer for! The Senior Bowl 5th Annual Girls of Fall is an evening full of football, fashion, and fun. This year’s event will feature Phil Savage’s Football 101 class to explain special teams and college football refereeing and hear from David Smith on the Rules of the Game. Enjoy bites from Von’s Bistro, beverages, vendor shopping and the always entertaining Football Fashion Show.
Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Ages: 21+

What’s Happening the Week of Aug 2, 2017

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo of the Week: Members of a local ministry, Light of the Village, recently visited a home in Juarez, Mexico made out of wood pallets. The effects of the good works done through the Light of the Village are seen all over the world. If you are looking for a place to give back, consider volunteering with this community loving group based in Alabama Village. Click here for more info. Photo Credit: Morgan Carnley


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8/2: Back to School Movie Night
Wednesday – 6:30 pm, Ashland Place United Methodist Church
Sweet summertime is quickly coming to an end and the kids are soon to be back to school! Come enjoy a community outdoor movie night with popcorn, games, food trucks and more! Bring the family and a blanket to sit on.  Free and open to the public.

8/2-8/8: Mobile BayBears vs. Montgomery
Wednesday – Tuesday, Hank Aaron Stadium
Don’t miss your chance to catch a BayBears game this season! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Night T-Shirt giveaways and Sunday Fundays at the Hank -bring the family and the pets. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

8/3: Shoe Station Senior Day
Thursday – All Shoe Station Locations
Shoe Station wants to say thank you to all customers of ages 55 and up on Thursday, August 3, by offering a special discount of 20% off almost everything in store! This includes shoes, t-shirts, shorts, socks, handbags, and accessories — some exclusions apply. Also, the first 25 customers of ages 55 and up to arrive at any store location at 9 AM, will receive a $10 voucher for purchases of $25 or more! Finally, don’t miss out on amazing doorbuster deals that will be available to all customers beginning on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, until Saturday, August 5, 2017.

8/3: Marc-Art 2017
Thursday – 6 pm, Azalea Manor
Don’t miss this festive evening benefitting Mobile Arc art programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Enjoy music by Harrison McInnis and delicious dishes by Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe while viewing inspiring paintings and pottery created by MARC’s talented art program participants and local artists. Tickets are $25 and available at the door or by calling 251.479.7409, ext. 623.

8/4 – 8/6: Willy Wonka – The Musical
Friday – Sunday, Playhouse in the Park
The Broadway hit version of the beloved film “Willy Wonka- the Musical” is coming to the Playhouse in the Park. All your favorite songs will come alive on our stage, along with a chocolate river, Golden Tickets, Oompa-Loompas, and all the magic you know and love.  Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2:30 p.m. through August 13th.  Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors.  For reservations, call 251-602-0630.

8/4 – 8/6: Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Friday – Sunday, Chickasaw Civic Theater
Disney’s award-winning Broadway show The Little Mermaid swims into Chickasaw Civic Theatre this August! Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World” along with brand new songs. This spectacular production is sure to have you dancing and singing along the entire time! Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm and Sunday Show is at 2 pm.

8/5: Fulfilling the Dream
Saturday – 5:30 pm, Mobile Convention Center
Come enjoy an evening of support for the Mission of Hope Ministries. Fulfilling the Dream is an event that speaks to the soul and is designed to reignite the spark for spiritual fulfillment. Enjoy listening to guest speaker, David A.R. White from the movie God’s Not Dead and worship from Michael O’Brien. Silent Auction starts at 5:30 and dinner will be at 6:30. Tickets start at $100 per person.

8/5: Rickey Smiley
Saturday – 8 pm, Mobile Civic Center
Funnyman Rickey Smiley is known for making millions laugh. As a much-loved comedian, television host, and top rated nationally syndicated radio personality, Smiley has earned a reputation for delivering audience pleasing performances onstage or off. Enjoy an evening with the comedian! Tickets starting at $50 per person.

8/5-8/6: Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED
Saturday & Sunday, Mobile Convention Center
Experience up-close encounters with a lifelike Stegosaurus, Velociraptor and the king T-Rex in this thrilling walk-through exhibit. Kids can also meet a baby dinosaur, take a spin in the Jurassic Jeeps on the Dino Raceway and visit the Kids Adventure Zone filled with themed bouncy houses, crafts, face painting and more. Learn, discover and have fun in this unique hands-on exhibit when Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED roars into the Mobile Convention Center.  

8/6: Founder’s Day
Sunday – Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 6, 1869, Walter D. Bellingrath was Mobile’s first Coca-Cola bottler and the founder of Bellingrath Gardens and Home. In honor of Mr. Bellingrath’s Birthday, admission to the Gardens is free to all Mobile and Baldwin County residents! Guests are invited to tour the Gardens and the beautiful Bellingrath Museum Home.

8/6: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Sunday – 3 pm, Saenger Theater
“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971) Fantasy/Musical –  Charlie receives a golden ticket to a candy factory, where there’s an adventure in every turn.  The Summer Classic Movie Series will run from July 16 – August 20, 2017. On Sunday afternoons, the Saenger Theatre will feature a famous classic movie to be shown at 3 p.m. with the doors opening at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are general admission: $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.

8/7 – 8/12: Mobile Tiki Week
Monday – Saturday, Downtown Mobile
Bust out the floral print and grass skirts, and join The Haberdasher, Merry Widow, OK Bike Shop and the Sidecar Lounge (of the Noble South) for the first ever “MOBILE TIKI WEEK!” Each bar will be featuring original tiki cocktails (and more) all week long.  Each establishment will donate a portion of their profits from these exotic delights to McKemie Place, the only overnight shelter for single, homeless women in all of Mobile, Washington and Baldwin Counties.

What’s Happening in Mobile this Week!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo of the Week: In true Mobile celebration style, Carnival Cruise Line recently hosted a Seuss-a-palooza parade in support of our local YMCA Summer Camp Program. After the Cat in the Hat Green Eggs and Ham Brunch, Carnival generously donated $20,000 to the YMCA of South Alabama. Photo Credit: Sandy Stimpson

DO SOME GOOD –
This Thursday is Miracle Treat Day at all Dairy Queen locations. On Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating DQ® locations will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Every minute, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment.  Help participating DQ restaurants help local kids by purchasing a Blizzard Treat. Be sure to post pics and use the hashtag #MiracleTreatDayCWH Keep Doing Good, Mobile!

7/26: Bay Bites Food Truck Festival
Wednesday – 5-8pm, Cooper Riverside Park
Hosted by Mobile Baykeeper, Bay Bites is a unique opportunity to spend an evening on the beautiful riverfront of downtown Mobile. Guests will enjoy a variety of delicious cuisine from some of the area’s best food trucks, craft beer from SweetWater Brewing, live music by Roadside Glorious, a dunking booth featuring local celebrity contestants, lawn games, vendors, and much more. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. One ticket includes three drink tokens (beer or coke products) and access to the area’s best food trucks. Food is sold separately. Children 12 and under get in for free. Guests must bring a valid photo ID to drink alcohol.

7/27: Salt Marsh Excursion
Thursday – 9:45-12:15 pm, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Salt marshes are not monotonous expanses of grass; they are fascinating coastal wetlands that are critical to our estuary system. After meeting outside the Estuarium, you’ll be transported to the Dauphin Island salt marsh to explore this vital ecosystem. On the Salt Marsh Excursion, You’ll be a marine scientist for a day, using seine nets, yabby pumps, and sieve boxes to collect samples including crabs, snails, and fish. We’ll leave what we collect because we want our marsh to remain healthy. You’ll learn about the important role salt marshes play in the Gulf of Mexico and how they support the seafood we enjoy. All ages welcome, under 18 must be with an adult. $12 per person, reservation recommended.

7/28: Whole Foods Market Summer Wine Tasting Series
Friday – 5:30-7:30pm, Whole Foods Market
Try a new twist on date night! Join Whole Foods Market each Friday throughout the Summer from 5:30-7:30pm for a generous taste of 5 different wines for only $5.00. Also enjoy 10% off when you purchase 6 or more assorted bottles of wine!

7/28-7/30: Willy Wonka – The Musical
Friday – Sunday, Playhouse in the Park
The Broadway hit version of the beloved film “Willy Wonka- the Musical” is coming to the Playhouse in the Park. All your favorite songs will come alive on our stage, along with a chocolate river, Golden Tickets, Oompa-Loompas, and all the magic you know and love.  Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors.  For reservations, call 251-602-0630.

7/29: Market in the Square
Saturday – 7:30 am-12 pm, Cathedral Square
LAST SATURDAY! Market in the Square will be open and full of local goods Saturday morning. The market will feature tasty treats, local produce, artisan goods, plants, handmade clothing and even items for your pets. Free admission.

7/29: The Color Vibe 5K
Saturday – 9 am, Mobile Civic Center
Come get crazy with the Color Vibe!!! The Good Vibes Tour is coming to Mobile on July 29 and wants you to experience the most vibrant 5K of all time! Grab your friends and family and join the party as you are blasted with lots of fun, epic beats and tons of color while you run or walk our course. You’ll come as a blank canvas and leave as a colorful mural! A portion of our proceeds will also go towards a local charity, Feeding the Gulf Coast! Sign up now before spots fill up!

7/29: National Dance Day 2017
Saturday – 11am-1pm, Medal of Honor Park
Celebrate National Dance Day with a fun-filled family day at Medal of Honor Park. Enjoy live music, choreographed moves, performances and special appearances from locals. Snacks, water and giveaways all provided by Inspired Dance Academy and Elevated Dance Training. Free admission and the event is open to all ages!

7/30: The Color Purple
Sunday – 3pm, Saenger Theater
“The Color Purple”(1985) Drama – Based on the novel by Alice Walker, screenplay by Menno Meyjes and directed by Steven Spielberg.  A story in which a black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades. Tickets are general admission: $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 are sold at the box offices and are not available for online purchasing.

7/30-8/2: Mobile BayBears vs. Mississippi
Sunday – Wednesday, Hank Aaron Stadium
Don’t miss your chance to catch a BayBears game this season! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Night T-Shirt giveaways and Sunday Fundays at the Hank -bring the family and the pets. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 7/19/2017

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo of the Week: The long awaited opening of the new and improved playground at Cottage Hill Medal of Honor Park happened this past weekend. The residents of West Mobile are over the moon about the upgrades and children of all ages are enjoying the new equipment. Photo Credit: Misti Williamson | Facebook.com

7/19-7/23: Mobile BayBears vs. Chattanooga
Wednesday – Sunday, Hank Aaron Stadium
Don’t miss your chance to catch a BayBears game this season! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Night T-Shirt giveaways and Sunday Fundays at the Hank -bring the family and the furbabies. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank! Penelope House is teaming up with the Mobile BayBears on July 21st to “Strike Out Domestic Violence”. Individuals and businesses can choose to pledge $20.00 per strikeout by a BayBears pitcher as they take on the Chattanooga Lookouts, or make a fixed donation. To make your pledge in advance, call 251-342-2809 or simply make it at the game.

7/20: YoPro Mobile’s Evening with Mayor Sandy Stimpson
Thursday – 6-8 pm, The Admiral Hotel
The Young Professionals of Mobile are hosting an evening with Mayor Sandy Stimpson and networking event on Thursday. YoPro Mobile is the area’s most engaging social networking group. Grab any and all young professionals you know and come enjoy the evening getting to know other young professionals in our area. Admission is free with membership or $10 for non-members. Tickets include admission to the event along with food and beverages provided by The Admiral. Limited tickets available, get yours now! RSVP to bobby@yopromobile.com.

7/20: Salt Marsh Excursion
Thursday – 9:45-12:15 pm, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Salt marshes are not monotonous expanses of grass; they are fascinating coastal wetlands that are critical to our estuary system. After meeting outside the Estuarium, you’ll be transported to the Dauphin Island salt marsh to explore this vital ecosystem. On the Salt Marsh Excursion, You’ll be a marine scientist for a day, using seine nets, yabby pumps, and sieve boxes to collect samples including crabs, snails, and fish. We’ll leave what we collect because we want our marsh to remain healthy. You’ll learn about the important role salt marshes play in the Gulf of Mexico and how they support the seafood we enjoy. All ages welcome, under 18 must be with an adult. $12 per person, reservation recommended.

7/21: Whole Foods Market Summer Wine Tasting Series
Friday – 5:30-7:30 pm, Whole Foods Market
Try a new twist on date night! Join Whole Foods Market each Friday throughout the Summer from 5:30-7:30 pm for a generous taste of 5 different wines for only $5.00. Also enjoy 10% off when you purchase 6 or more assorted bottles of wine!

7/21-7/23: Willy Wonka – The Musical
Friday – Sunday, Playhouse in the Park
The Broadway hit version of the beloved film “Willy Wonka- the Musical” is coming to the Playhouse in the Park. All your favorite songs will come alive on our stage, along with a chocolate river, Golden Tickets, Oompa-Loompas, and all the magic you know and love.  Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors.  For reservations, call 251-602-0630.

7/22: Market in the Square
Saturday – 7:30 am-12 pm, Cathedral Square
ONLY 2 SATURDAY’S LEFT! Every Saturday until July 29th, Market in the Square will be open and full of local goods. The market will feature tasty treats, local produce, artisan goods, plants, handmade clothing and even items for your pets. Free admission.

7/21-7/23: 84th Annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Tournament
Friday – Sunday – Dauphin Island
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. The 3-day event features 30 categories with prizes awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all categories. One Master Angler is also awarded along with cash prizes for King Mackerel, Speckled Trout, and Big Game Jackpots. The ADSFR has donated over $200,000 to the University of South Alabama Department of Marine Sciences and annually funds academic scholarships. Tickets $50 per angler.

7/22: Christmas in July
Saturday – 10 am-3 pm, The Grounds
Enjoy a fun day filled with shopping, food, and more! There will be something for everyone including food trucks, shopping for the ladies, a “Man Cave” for the men, and a “Santa’s Workshop” for the littles. Enjoy shopping many boutiques from the Mobile and surrounding areas all while supporting the Whatever Ministry. The purpose of the Whatever Ministry is to empower young girls and women by helping them discover their true beauty, value, and purpose! General Admission $5.

7/23: Blazing Saddles
Sunday – 2:30 pm, Saenger Theater
“Blazing Saddles” (1974) Comedy/Western – Directed by Mel Brooks, a western town where a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff that becomes his adversary.  Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder. Tickets are general admission: $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 are sold at the box offices and are not available for online purchasing.  The main concession stand downstairs will be open for snacks and beverages such as popcorn, sodas, candy, beer, wine and mixed drinks.

Upcoming Events:
7/26: Bay Bites Food Truck Festival
Wednesday – 5-8pm, Cooper Riverside Park
Hosted by Mobile Baykeeper, Bay Bites is a unique opportunity to spend an evening on the beautiful riverfront of downtown Mobile. Guests will enjoy a variety of delicious cuisine from some of the area’s best food trucks, craft beer from SweetWater Brewing, live music by Roadside Glorious, a dunking booth featuring local celebrity contestants, lawn games, vendors, and much more. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. One ticket includes three drink tokens (beer or coke products) and access to the area’s best food trucks. Food is sold separately. Children 12 and under get in for free. Guests must bring a valid photo ID to drink alcohol.

What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 7/12/2017

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Featured Photo of the Week: The Leinkauf Historic District is trying to save hundred year old oak trees from being cut down. A developer wants build a restaurant in the area and locals are voicing their strong opinions. Want to keep the trees? Stop by and take a selfie with the hashtags #savethedexteroak #savethetuttleoak #throwingshadesincethe1850s Photo Credit: Alison Henry | Facebook.com

Do Some Good – Every Wednesday through July 26, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Consumer Credit Counseling Services, a division of Lifelines, will host a Financial Reality Fair for high school students at The Shoppes at Bel Air. The interactive opportunity allows students to plan a real-life budget based on a certain career choice and starting salary. The goal is to help them understand and gain the skills required to manage their expenditures and the financial challenges they will face when they start life on their own. To register for the Financial course click here. Let’s educate our youth on financials and Do Some Good for their future!

7/13: Blast by the Bay
Thursday – 7-9pm, Satsuma High School
Music, band and dance enthusiasts: Come see three drum and bugle corps for FREE. Similar to a highly-competitive marching band, Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps from Mobile is bringing the music and pageantry of Drum Corps International to the area with a kickoff preview show, Blast By The Bay. The event will also feature Heat Wave (Inverness, Fla.) and Louisiana Stars (Fayette, La.). The event is free to the general public (donations will be gratefully accepted). Seating is general admission and doors will open to the public at 6 p.m.

7/14: Whole Foods Market Summer Wine Tasting Series
Friday – 5:30-7:30pm, Whole Foods Market
Try a new twist on date night. Join Whole Foods Market each Friday throughout the Summer from 5:30-7:30pm for a generous taste of 5 different wines for only $5.00. Also enjoy 10% off when you purchase 6 or more assorted bottles of wine!

7/14: LoDa ArtWalk
Friday – 6-9pm, Downtown Mobile
It’s the second Friday of the month and you know what that means – ArtWalk! Downtown Mobile comes alive with live music, artists, makers, bakers, crafts and much more. All downtown restaurants, galleries, boutiques are all open late for the night. ArtWalk is for all ages and a free event. Enjoy extra special events like a Cheese Tasting at the Urban Emporium and a Meet the Artists event at Mobile Arts Council.

7/14: Dive-In Movie – Secret Life of Pets
Friday – 8pm, University of South Alabama Rec Center
The University of South Alabama Recreation Center is hosting a family fun Dive-in movie night! Dive-In movie nights are located in the USA Rec Center pool. This week’s movie is the Secret Life of Pets. Enjoy swimming, popcorn, drinks and giveaways. Members $2, guests are $5 per person.

7/15: Shoe Station 2017 Vendor Day
Saturday – All Day, Shoe Station Locations
Shoe Station’s 2017 Brand Showcase is this Saturday, July 15, at all Shoe Station locations! Talk one-on-one with reps and brand ambassadors from your favorite brands including Birkenstock, Chaco, Cobian, Dockers, Reebok, Reef, Sanuk, Skechers, Sperry and many more! Let them help you find the right fit for your feet. The first 150 adults (16 years of age and up) at store opening at 9AM on Saturday, 7/15, will receive a $10 Shoe Station voucher and one lucky customer will win a $100 Shoe Station gift card. Be sure to register the in-store kiosk for the chance to win a $1,000 Shoe Station gift card! Also, the first 100 kids (16 years of age and under) at store opening will receive a free fidget spinner! Download the Shoe Station app to unlock the best deals and access a special Vendor Day coupon!
*Voucher and spinner giveaways end 15 minutes after store opening on 7/15/17.

7/15: Market in the Square
Saturday – 7:30am-12pm, Cathedral Square
Every Saturday until July 29th, Market in the Square will be open and full of local goods. The market will feature tasty treats, local produce, artisan goods, plants, handmade clothing and even items for your fur baby. Free admission.

7/15: Dauphin Street Vault
Saturday – 10am-10pm, Dauphin St + Joachim St
The 7th Annual Dauphin Street Vault is a day-long block party that features vaulters from all over. Come enjoy the day and watch men, women, boys and girls compete for the big win!

7/15: 59th Annual Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament
Saturday – Dauphin Island
The 59th annual Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament will be held Saturday, July 15th on Dauphin Island, AL. RMYAT is for children 15 years and younger and it typically attracts more than 1500 young anglers. The one-day event features 31 categories with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in all categories. One Master Angler is awarded. All participants receive a Zeigler hot dog, a Coca Cola, a Blue Bell ice cream, and a certificate. Winners will receive Mobile Bay Bears tickets. Tickets are $5.

7/15: Summer Lawn Party
Saturday – 2-5pm, Oakleigh House Museum
Historic Oakleigh House Museum is hosting a Summer Lawn Party.  Oakleigh’s Summer Lawn Party is an all ages event with food, fun, and entertainment for everyone. There will be outdoor games, activities, and crafts for kids, and a beer and wine bar, outdoor art show, and exclusive Antique Interiors Art History Tour of the house museum for adults. Admission is $15 per person, kids 10 and under are free. Please bring valid ID.

7/16: Summer Classic Movie – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Sunday – 3pm, Saenger Theater
The 1961 Comedy/Drama/Romance classic movie stars Audrey Hepburn as a young New York socialite that charms a young man (George Peppard) who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way. Tickets are general admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under and 60+ senior.  Tickets can be purchased at either the Saenger Theatre Box Office Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. or at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office 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. The main concession stand downstairs will be open for snacks and beverages such as popcorn, sodas, candy, beer, wine and mixed drinks.

 Upcoming Listing:
7/20: YoPro Mobile’s Evening with Mayor Sandy Stimpson
Thursday – 6-8pm, The Admiral Hotel
The Young Professionals of Mobile are hosting an evening with Mayor Sandy Stimpson and networking event next Thursday. YoPro Mobile is the area’s most engaging social networking group. Grab any and all young professionals you know and come enjoy the evening getting to know other young professionals in our area. Admission is free with membership or $10 for non-members. Tickets include admission to the event along with food and beverages provided by The Admiral. Limited tickets available, get yours now! RSVP to bobby@yopromobile.com

7/20: Salt Marsh Excursion
Thursday – 9:45-12:15pm, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Salt marshes are not monotonous expanses of grass; they are fascinating coastal wetlands that are critical to our estuary system. After meeting outside the Estuarium, you’ll be transported to the Dauphin Island salt marsh to explore this vital ecosystem. On the Salt Marsh Excursion, You’ll be a marine scientist for a day, using seine nets, yabby pumps, and sieve boxes to collect samples, including crabs, snails, and fish. We’ll leave what we collect because we want our marsh to remain healthy. You’ll learn about the important role salt marshes play in the Gulf of Mexico and how they support the seafood we enjoy. All ages welcome, under 18 must be with an adult. $12 per person, reservation recommended.

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Mobile, AL the Week of 7/5/2017

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Featured Photo of the Week: Thousands attended the City of Mobile’s annual 4th of July celebration at Cooper Riverside Park Tuesday night! The skies were clear, the music from the Mobile Pops was great and the fireworks were spectacular! Photo Credit: Austin Sims

Do Some Good- It’s not easy being green… or is it? Tell us what you think about recycling in Mobile! Please take five minutes to complete this brief survey to allow the 2017 Class of Leadership Mobile Environment Project Group to better understand how recycling can be improved within the City of Mobile. Enter your email at the end of the survey to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card. Please share with your friends!

7/5-7/8: Mobile BayBears vs Mississippi Braves
Wed-Sun, Hank Aaron Stadium
The always-entertaining rivalry games between our Mobile BayBears and the Mississippi Braves Tuesday through Saturday! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Night T-Shirt giveaways and Sunday Fundays at the Hank -bring the family and the furbabies. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

7/6: Beach, Dune and Maritime Forest Excursion
Thursday – 9:45am-12:15pm, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
A barrier island is not just sand and water – the beach is a thriving habitat with a dynamic dune system and fascinating plants and animals, and higher elevations are covered by lush forest. After meeting outside the Estuarium, we’ll walk through the Audubon Bird Sanctuary’s maritime forest, then on to the dunes and beach. Learn about plants that Indians and colonists used and the benefits of an intact dune system. You’re sure to see many coastal animals; occasional highlights include osprey, alligators and dolphins. All ages event, $12 per person.

7/6: Night Market
Thursday –  5-9pm, Mobile Museum of Art
MMofA hosts its monthly Night Market that showcases makers, artists, artisans, and craftsmen who make locally-sourced, handmade goods. Support local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food, drink, and live music.

7/7: Whole Foods Market Summer Wine Tasting Series
Friday – 5:30-7:30pm, Whole Foods Market
Try a new twist on date night! Join Whole Foods Market each Friday throughout the Summer from 5:30-7:30pm for a generous taste of 5 different wines for only $5.00. Also enjoy 10% off when you purchase 6 or more assorted bottles of wine!

7/7: AFC vs CD Motagua Home Game
Friday – 7pm, Lipscomb Athletic Complex
Mobile’s Premier Soccer Team is back in town and taking on CD Motagua from New Orleans this Saturday! Come out and cheer on our fastest growing local soccer team. General Admission is $5.

7/8: Africatown Bridge Challenge 5K
Saturday – 7:30am, Africatown Welcome Center
The out and back 5K course will take participants over the Africatown Bridge twice – on the way out and on the way back. The 1 Mile course will take participants to the foot of the Africatown Bridge and back to the Africatown Welcome Center. Proceeds go to benefit the Africatown Community Garden and Marketplace.

7/8: Market in the Square
Saturday – 7:30am-12pm, Cathedral Square
Every Saturday until July 29th, Market in the Square will be open and full of local goods. The market will feature tasty treats, local produce, artisan goods, plants, handmade clothing and even items for your fur baby. Free admission!

7/8: Blue Angels Air Show
Saturday, Pensacola Beach
This must-see event features the world-famous Blue Angels performing over Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island. The entire beach is open to watch! Don’t forget to get there EARLY, pack your sunscreen & $1 for the toll bridge. No admission, all ages event.

 

7/9: Market at the Pillars
Sunday – 12-4pm, The Pillars
It’s like Christmas in July this month at the Market at the Pillars. It’s a full day of shopping local makers, bakers, artists, and crafters at this month’s event. Enjoy live music and local eats! No admission, family and pet friendly.

7/11: Cow Appreciation Day
Tuesday – Chick-fil-A locations
It’s basically become a national holiday-  Cow Appreciation Day is set for ALL DAY Tuesday! What does that mean for you? Dress up like a cow and visit any Chick-fil-A location for a FREE entree! Don’t forget to post your photos with the #CowAppreicationDay!

7/11-7/12: Paw Patrol LIVE! “Race to the Rescue”
Tuesday-Wednesday, Mobile Civic Center
PAW Patrol is on a roll with the first-ever live tour! It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to help. The pups share many lessons for all ages as they make heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. Ticket Prices: $16 and up.

What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 6/28/2017

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Featured Photo of the Week: Mobile has had a few nights of incredible sunsets lately. This cotton candy sky from the view in front of The Merry Widow downtown takes the cake! Photo Credit: Ryan Johnson | Facebook.com

Do Some Good- Shop at Whole Foods Market Mobile TODAY June 28th and 5% of net sales will be donated to Victory Teaching Farm in Mobile, AL! Victory Teaching Farm is a nonprofit, urban teaching farm located one block south of the historic cannon in Midtow. This innovative program is working to transform the health and well-being of our entire community through education and advocacy surrounding sustainable food production.  

6/29-7/1: Distinguished Young Women 60th National Finals
Thursday – Saturday, Mobile Civic Center
The Distinguished Young Women Preliminary Competitions take place Thursday and Friday as the Class of 2017 competes in fitness, talent and self-expression. On Thursday night, awards will be presented for community-supported cash scholarships and on Friday night for the Distinguished Young Women competition categories. The National Finals take place Saturday night. 

6/29: Salt Marsh Excursion
Thursday – 9:45am, The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Salt marshes are not monotonous expanses of grass; they’re fascinating coastal wetlands that are critical to our estuary system. Join the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and be a marine scientist for a day! Get to use seine nets, buckets, shovels, and sieve boxes to collect samples including crabs, snails, and fish (then release the animals back to the marsh). Learn about the important role salt marshes play in the Gulf of Mexico and how they support the seafood we enjoy! Spots need to be reserved in advance.

6/29: LODA Fun Run
Thursday – 6pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que – Downtown
Runners and walkers of every fitness level are invited to join Fleet Feet Sports for a night time 1.5 or 3.1 course in Downtown Mobile every Thursday. Come get your heart rate up, make some new friends and enjoy post-run specials at Moe’s on food and drinks.

6/30-7/1: Red, White and Bulls Rodeo
Friday –  Saturday, The Grounds
The Red, White, and Bulls Rodeo will feature live music from Johnny Hayes and the Loveseats and a fireworks show. Advance tickets are $10 for adults. Tickets at the gate will be $15 for adults and $5 for kids. Friday, June 30th – Gates open at 5:30pm with Johnny Hayes and the Loveseats at 9:00pm following the rodeo. Saturday, July 1st – Gates open at 5:30pm with a fireworks show at 9:00pm following the rodeo.

6/30: Whole Foods Market Summer Wine Tasting Series
Friday – 5:30-7:30pm, Whole Foods Market
Try a new twist on date night! Join Whole Foods Market each Friday throughout the Summer from 5:30-7:30pm for a generous taste of 5 different wines for only $5.00. Also enjoy 10% off when you purchase 6 or more assorted bottles of wine!

7/1: Market in the Square
Saturday – 7:30am-12pm, Cathedral Square
Every Saturday until July 29th, Market in the Square will be open and full of local goods. The market will feature tasty treats, local produce, artisan goods, plants, handmade clothing and even items for your pet. Free admission!

7/1: AFC Mobile vs Gaffa FC
Saturday – 7pm, Lipscomb Athletic Complex
Mobile’s Premier Soccer Team is back in town and taking on the Gaffa FC from Jackson, Mississippi this Saturday! Come out and cheer on our fastest growing local soccer team. General Admission is $5.

7/4: 4th of July Celebration
Tuesday – 5pm, USS Alabama Battleship Park
The City of Mobile and Battleship Memorial Park are hosting a Fourth of July Celebration. Beginning at 5PM, enjoy barbeque, music and fireworks on the fantail – best seat in town for the July 4th fireworks show! Activities will include a patriotic concert by the Mobile Symphonic Pops at 7PM and a fireworks spectacular at 9PM. Come celebrate Independance Day on the deck of the USS ALABAMA for a patriotic and fun-filled fundraiser for Battleship Memorial Park. Admission is $5 per car.

7/4-7/8: Mobile BayBears vs Mississippi Braves
Thursday – Monday, Hank Aaron Stadium
The always-entertaining rivalry games between our Mobile BayBears and the Mississippi Braves Tuesday through Saturday! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Night T-Shirt giveaways and Sunday Fundays at the Hank -bring the family and the furbabies. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 6/20/2017

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Featured Video: Have you seen this yet? Mobile has never looked this good! The video takes you on an over the top tour of Mobile and the beautiful views we have to offer. Video Credit: City of Mobile 

6/22-6/26: Mobile BayBears vs Tennessee Smokies
Thursday – Monday, Hank Aaron Stadium
The always-entertaining rivalry games between our Mobile BayBears and the Tennessee Smokies are going down Wednesday and Thursday! Each game has something extra to offer: Wednesday night features $1 hot dogs presented by Greer’s, Thirsty Thursday offers $2 beers, Friday Night Fireworks, Saturday Night T-Shirt giveaways and Sunday Fundays at the Hank -bring the family and the furbabies. Let’s give our hometown team big crowds and loud cheers each night at the Hank!

6/23: Whole Foods Market Summer Wine Tasting Series
Friday – 5:30-7:30pm, Whole Foods Market
Try a new twist on date night! Join Whole Foods Market each Friday throughout the Summer from 5:30-7:30pm for a generous taste of 5 different wines for only $5.00. Also enjoy 10% off when you purchase 6 or more assorted bottles of wine!

6/23: Pitch Perfect
Friday – 8am-5:30pm, Goodwill Easter Seals
Join the Public Relations Council of Alabama – Mobile Chapter for the
annual professional development event where you get all the tools you need to make your pitch perfect every time.  Attendees will hear from industry experts and learn valuable takeaways to assist with pitching to the media, clients, employees – you name it! Guest speakers include Jennifer Bond from Bond Moroch, Jeff Roberts with Yellowhammer Coffee, Jarrett McCraw and Stephean Grimes of Mighty, Rachel Smith and Todd Hall with LLAHDDOTT Creative Group. After learning from the best, you are invited to an exclusive Networking Mixer at the Container Yard featuring Bottles Up Mobile. The cost of the networking mixer is free for the workshop attendees, $10 for the public.


6/24: Africatown Bridge Challenge 5K
Saturday – 7:30am, Africatown Welcome Center
Presented by the Africatown Community Development Center, the Africatown Bridge Challenge 5K will have runners testing their stamina and seeing Mobile from a breathtaking view. The out and back 5K course will take runners over the bridge twice, the fun run will take runners to the base of the bridge and back. Post race party includes awards, music and refreshments. All proceeds go to benefit the Africatown Community Garden and Marketplace.

6/24: Market in the Square
Saturday – 7:30am-12pm, Cathedral Square
Every Saturday until July 29th, Market in the Square will be open and full of local goods. The market will feature tasty treats, local produce, artisan goods, plants, handmade clothing and even items for your pet. Free admission!

6/24: USS Alabama Living History Crew Drill
Saturday- 8am, USS Alabama Battleship Park
Come see history come to life as the USS ALABAMA Living History Crew comes aboard ship. These historical reenactors show you what life aboard ship was like during WWII. Observe emergency drills, call to battle stations, Yak attacks by vintage enemy airplanes, and daily jobs. Hear the 20mm and 40mm guns fire! Learn about radio operations from the Deep South Armature Radio Club. Included in general admission ticket price.

6/24: Marketplace Madness
Saturday – 9am-11am, Mobile Botanical Gardens
Ready to have the Yard of the Month sign in your yard? Mobile Botanical Gardens is hosting its annual Marketplace Madness event and it’s the perfect time to stock up on a wide variety of plants sure to give your yard an upgrade. Take advantage of this year-end clearance sale on plants- some even up to 40% off.

6/24: Mobile’s 1st Annual Dodgeball Tournament
Saturday – 3-11pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub
Make-A-Wish Alabama is partnering with O’Dalys Irish Pub to present Mobile’s First Annual Dodgeball Tournament to raise funds for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. The tournament with begin at 3:00 p.m. and last until the final round. It will be a double-elimination tournament with a minimum of 6 players per team playing, with a maximum of 10 per team. THE WINNING TEAM WILL WIN FREE CHICK-FIL-A FOR ONE YEAR plus a raffle, costume contest and silent auction. Register today!

6/24: AFC Mobile vs. Louisiana Fire
Saturday – 7pm, Lipscomb Athletic Complex
Here’s your chance to see one of the fastest growing soccer teams in our region! AFC is Mobile’s premier soccer team and this Saturday they take on Louisiana Fire. General admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance. Let’s cheer on our home team and watch them dominate on the field!

6/25: Brides Just Wanna Have Fun Bridal Show
Sunday – 1-4pm, The Locale
Looking for the perfect ideas on fashion for your entire engagement and your wedding day? The Bridal show will have fashion shows that will not only INSPIRE you but help you with amazing ideas for everything from showers to your honeymoon! The Boutique Style Bridal Show is an event that you will want to be a part of and a Grand Prize you will want to win! Get ideas on how to plan your perfect wedding. Tickets $7.

6/25: Dauphin Island Sunday Sunset Concert
Sunday – 6:15pm, West End Public Beach
One of Dauphin Island’s most popular seasonal events, the Sunday Sunset concerts on West End Beach runs monthly, celebrating the Island’s natural beauty and designation as the “Sunset Capital of Alabama”. Returning again this year, Yo Jonesy and The Crowned Jewelz – bringing a band experience full of great energy and unique sounds. The mixture of all music styles creates a fun and positive atmosphere that’s a perfect complement to our Island sunset celebration. 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 West End Beach. Admission is only $5 per person and those 12 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the project to renovate the Little Red School House.

6/28: Financial Reality Fair
Each Wednesday, 1-4pm, The Shoppes at Bel Air
Every Wednesday through July 26, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Consumer
Credit Counseling Services, a division of Lifelines, will host a Financial Reality Fair for high school students at The Shoppes at Bel Air. The interactive opportunity allows students to plan a real-life budget based on a certain career choice and starting salary. The goal is to help them understand and gain the skills required to manage their expenditures and the financial challenges they will face when they start life on their own. To register for the Financial course visit the link above or call 251-602-0011.

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