Things To Do in Mobile the Week of 03/24

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band play at AeroFest (photo credit to AL.com)

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3/26: Logan Brill Concert
7:30pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Downtown Mobile.In the year since releasing her debut album ‘Walking Wires’, 25-year-old Logan Brill has already proven herself to be one of the most important young artists in Nashville today. With a stunning voice that goes toe to toe with Nashville’s finest, the young singer opts for grit and authenticity over pristine pop in her song choices, drawing comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, and Mary Chapin Carpenter from national press.

3/26-3/28: “Grease: The Musical”
St. Paul’s Episcopal School. The incredibly talented St. Paul’s Players present the Broadway hit, “Grease: The Musical,” for our 2015 Spring Show! Sing along to classic tunes like “Summer Nights”, “Hand Jive”, “We Go Together”, and “Greased Lightning”. Show times: March 26-28 @ 7:00 p.m. with a matinee on March 28 @ 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $10.00 – Available from Mr. Powell, Mrs. Inge, cast members, and the main office. Call 251-342-6700 or email cminge@stpaulsmobile.net for more information.

3/26-3/29:Providence Hospital Foundation’s Southern Roots Festival of Flowers
Providence Hospital. Savor one of Mobile’s most “scentsational” experiences!  The Festival of Flowers, produced by the Providence Hospital Foundation and presented by PNC Bank. This year’s festival, entitled “Southern Roots” showcases creative interpretations of breathtaking landscape and architectural designs unique to our area.   Visitors will be delighted by a few new venues and will be pleased by the return of many old favorites, such as Designer Tablescapes, Floral Design Showcase and World of Flowers exhibit.

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03/27: United Cerebral Palsy’s Sporting Clay and Fund Hunt
11am, Taylor Creek Sporting Clays, Theodore. This is an exciting four-man format where everyone, from the most skilled shooter to the everyday amateur, can join us and support a good cause. Registration begins at 11:00 am,followed by a 12:30 pm shotgun start. $100 per person – teams of four (4) can enjoy: twelve shooting stations (bonus station available for an additional charge), event t-shirt, complimentary lunch, chances to win prizes. Call Kenny or Eric at (251) 479-4900 or email: ksheets@ucpmobile.org to reserve your team today.

3/27: Bud’s and Brews
7pm, Providence Hospital. Join us at the Main tent of the Festival of Flowers for a night of beautiful flowers, socializing and live music. This year we will feature 4 Alabama Craft Beer Breweries.

3/27: Get PROM ready!
Remington College. It’s Prom season and everyone deserves to look their best at the most memorable night of their lives and Remington College is here to help. Remington College Mobile Campus wants to send high school students off to prom in style by offering free salon services through its Prom Night Makeover event. Students in the Remington College Cosmetology Program will provide students headed to prom with free updos, manicures, pedicures, and makeup for girls; guys can get a haircut.  All Prom Night Makeover services will be done in the Remington College School of Cosmetology, located at 4368 Downtowner Loop South.

3/27: Katya Grineva Piano Dinner Concert
6:30pm, Bangkok Thai Cuisine. A gourmet Thai buffet dinner and live piano performance by Katya Grineva.  Katya will perform Romantic and Classical piano pieces.   There will also be a CD signing and a chance to meet our pianist.  All proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization. Gourmet Thai Buffet: Seafood, meat and vegetarian entree choices.  Drinks included are sweet/unsweet tea, hot tea, soft drinks, and Thai tea.

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3/27-3/29: Manon Lescaut
Mobile Civic Center Theater. The third presentation of The Puccini Project, Manon Lescaut, is a tale of obsession, betrayal, and unresolved ambiguities set to the magnificent music of Giacomo Puccini. In Manon Lescaut, des Grieux falls in love with Manon and convinces her to abandon the idea of committing herself to the convent. She becomes his mistress but leaves him for another when his money runs out. Come find out what happens as this Opera unfolds!

3/28: 38th Annual Azalea Trail Run
8am, Mobile Civic Center. COME RUN WITH US down the streets of old Mobile, where in early spring the city is in full bloom. Thousands of runners race down the oak-shaded streets lined by magnificent old homes that evoke images of a time long past.Join us on March 28, 2015 for the 38th Annual Azalea Trail Run (ATR), one of the premier 10K road races in the United States and the 2011 RRCA National 10K Championship. The event also includes 5K and 2K runs. All of the courses are flat and extremely fast.

3/28: Mob.AL Expo
1-4pm, Cathedral Square. Want to be social like a local? This expo is for you! Come share what your future looks like with local business professionals and future leaders at the first ever Mob, AL Expo. This event is open to the public but focused on young professionals and college students.

3/28: Battleship Rugby VS. Baton Rouge
1pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Come support our local rugby team this Saturday compete against Baton Rouge. Founded in the 1970’s, Battleship Rugby is the only senior men’s organization in the Mobile Bay area.

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03/30: Focus on the Future Workshop
6-8pm, Government Street Baptist Church. What is your vision for the future of Mobile? For the first time in nearly 20 years, the City of Mobile is creating a community-wide plan for future growth. Map for Mobile is an opportunity for everyone who cares about our city to share their hopes and aspirations for the future.Attend the Focus on the Future Workshop to make sure your voice is heard.At the workshop you will learn about key issues for the plan and share your ideas about the future of Mobile through fun, interactive activities. Everyone is invited!

04/01: Sips for Scholarships
5:30, Legacy Bar & Grill. The Port City Chapter of the USA National Alumni Association is excited to announce the annual scholarship fundraiser event, Sips for Scholarships. Join us at Legacy to enjoy red & white wines, beer, soft drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, live music, and good conversation with fellow supporters of Jaguar Nation.  Sips for Scholarships sells out every year! Purchase tickets now by calling Alumni Relations at 251-460-7084, or buy them online at http://SipsTickets.com/ Tickets are $35.

04/01: History Refused To Die
Center for the Living Arts, Downtown Mobile. From now until December 20th. Featuring over 75 works by 15 Alabama self-taught artists from the collection of William S. Arnett and Souls Grown Deep Foundation, History Refused to Die examines the textured African American experience in Alabama. Special video installation by Tom Leeser.

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Things to Do in Mobile AL the week of 03/18

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Motivational Speaker Romal Tune was in town and hanging out with some smiling kids at Taylor Park (photo credit to Romal Tune)

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03/19: Plantasia! Preview Party
4-7pm, Mobile Botanical Gardens. A delightful evening with wine and heavy hors d’oeurves AND the opportunity to shop early for some of the best plants on the Gulf Coast!

03/19:Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
8pm, Soul Kitchen. Sponsored by 92zew, the Miller Lite Concert Series presents an amazing collaboration of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Tickets still available, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

03/19: 3rd Annual PJ’s for Penelope House Fashion Event
6pm, Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Enjoy an evening of fun, friends and fashion while giving back to Penelope House. The event includes a silent auction, door prizes, heavy hors d’oeuvers, a photo booth and more. $20 per person donation is requested. Donations of robes, slippers, pj’s and lounge pants are also needed. The mission of Penelope House is to provide safety, protection, and support to the victims of Domestic Violence and their children through the provision shelter, advocacy, and individual and community education.

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03/20-03/22: Plantasia! Spring Plant Sale
9am-4pm, Mobile Botanical Gardens. Its that time of year again, the Mobile Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale. Bring your wheelbarrow or cart for easier shopping. Volunteers, growers, horticultural professionals, Master Gardeners and plant enthusiasts will be on site to help you with your selections.

03/20-03/21: GIANT Rummage Sale
8am, MSPCA Office. Yard Sale on steroids! Come out and support the Mobile Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The store, warehouse, carport and yard will be packed full with art, collectables, tools, household, jewelry, toys, clothes and much much more!

03/20-03/21: Mobile AeroFest
Brookley Field.The Mobile AeroFest is a socially conscious, multifaceted annual festival to take place at the Mobile Aeroplex to support America’s wounded heroes. The Festival’s mission is to actively improve the lives of America’s injured warriors through a confluence of talent, vision and technology. AeroFest will offer world-class live music on three stages including BIG & RICH, MATISYAHU, DAWES, COWBOY TROY, GARY SINISE AND THE LT. DAN BAND and Friday Night of the Fest will feature “A Night of Champions” with 14 Titan FC bouts including 4 Title Fights.This will be the first Nationally televised, sanctioned MMA fight in Alabama since the Alabama Athletics Commission was formed.

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3/21: Downtown Cajun Cook-Off
10am, Cathedral Square. The Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce the First Downtown Cajun Cook-Off Presented by Cunningham Bounds. Gumbo, Etouffee, crawfish pies, boudin balls, jambalaya, crawfish bisque and maque choux. Be eager to discover the pleasures of the Cajun-Creole cooking in Mobile.Sample your favorite dishes from 22 local teams of downtown’s favorite restaurants. Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.

03/21: Holi Festival at the Fort
11-3pm, Fort Conde.In conjunction with the exhibit, Ark of India, the History Museum is hosting the colorful festival of Holi at Fort Conde on Saturday planned by the Indian Student Association at South Alabama. The Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. The colorful festival bridges the social gap. On this day, people hug and wish each other ‘Happy Holi’.

03/21: 2nd Annual JMH Let’s Get It 5K
11am, Mellow Mushroom at the Loop. Following last years extremely successful event, the family of Justin Hasty, a former United State Marine, is back again to help raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. The 5K follows the regular Mellow Miler’s route and over 100 door prizes will be available.

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03/21: From Tragedy to Triumph
8pm, Saenger Theater. Music by two German Masters will profoundly move you in March. Strauss’s transcendent tone poem depicts a dying man’s recollection of his journey through life. the University of South Alabama’s Concert Choir joins the MSO for Brahms’ Song of Destiny.

03/22: What’s At Stake?
1-4pm, History Museum of Mobile. The History Museum will mark the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with an exhibit that serves as a poignant reminder of those horrific months when the waters of the Gulf filled not with life, but with deadly, thick, black tar. More than 20 local artists will lend their works to this exhibit entitled What’s at Stake?, designed to remind visitors of the beauty and the uniqueness of the Gulf region, and the necessity of its protection.

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Here’s What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 03/11

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Of Course Elvis would show up to test chili at the 26th Annual Cancer Chili Cookoff (photo courtesy of AL.com)

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3/11: Romal Tune- Tune In! Youth Rally
6:30pm, Davidson High School. Open to middle and high school students. Motivational speaker Romal Tune is coming to Mobile to bring a message of hope and positive decision-making.  Raise the Roof Project is partnering with Davidson High School’s PTSA for the event.

3/12: REC(OMMEND) IT FWD: Networking Meets Show & Tell Meets Paying It Forward… Plus a Free Drink
Downtown Mobile, The Haberdasher:  Join us at for a fresh take on the traditional happy hour mixer. You’ll snag a free drink and get the inside scoop on the professional resources and opportunities that have your fellow Mobilians talking.  Get the full story at www.becauseportfolio.com/events – and don’t forget to follow @BECAUSE_Mobile on Twitter to make sure you never miss our #RecOfTheDay.

3/12: Romal Tune- Tune In! Presentation for Adults
6:30pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Motivational speaker Romal Tune is coming to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to spread the message of hope and positive decision making. Tickets are required and are available at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Dauphin Way United Methodist Church. Free event, dinner provided.

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3/12: Spark Talks- The Rewards of Interreligious Dialogue
6pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. From Spring Hill College, John B Switzer, PhD., will lecture on “The Rewards of Interreligious Dialogue”.

3/13: The Village of Spring Hill Sidewalk-a-thon
4pm, Wilmer Hall. One mile walk from Wilmer Hall to Spring Hill College. Benefiting The Village of Spring Hill sidewalks. The proceeds will help construct a sidewalk from Spring Hill Baptist Church south towards Dauphin St.

3/13-3/14: Historic Homes Tour
10-4pm both days, beginning at Spring Hill Baptist Church. The theme for this year’s homes tour is “Private Spaces, Sacred Places,” a nod to the interesting mix of historic homes and churches that will be featured. Four homes, three churches, and the Spring Hill Graveyard highlight this year’s tour.

3/14: LUNGevity’s Breathe Deep Mobile 5k Walk/Fun Run
8:30am, Hank Aaron Stadium. Breathe Deep Mobile is a 5K Walk & Fun Run at Hank Aaron Stadium. Proceeds from this event go to LUNGevity Foundation, the leading private funder of lung cancer (the #1 cancer killer in the US) research, support and education. This walk is on rain or shine!

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3/14: 69th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Party
11am, Callaghan’s Downtown Mobile. FINALLY, its time to celebrate the Irish in everyone and this year Callaghan’s is doing it BIG! This will be the 69th Annual party and this may just be the best one yet! Put on your finest greenery and listen to some of the country’s best young bands! Music from A Drunker Shade of Green, Naughty Professor, Cardinal Sons, Kansas Bible Company.

3/14: O’Hooligans Ball and Green Dress Run
4pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub Downtown Mobile. No better way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day than to make your rounds in Downtown Mobile in a green dress for a 5k. Benefitting the Child Advocacy Center. There’s still time to sign up!

3/14: The Sing Off Live
7pm, Saenger Theater. The Sing-Off Live Tour! will feature The Sing-Off fan favorite groups VoicePlay (season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (season 2) and The Exchange. On tour the groups will perform their a cappella versions of this year’s chart topping hits as well as favorite arrangements from the TV show.The tour will offer the ultimate a cappella experience, giving fans of the show a unique opportunity to see their favorite groups perform live, and fans of a cappella music an incredible evening of some of the country’s top talent

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3/14-3/15: Cinderella
Mobile Ballet, Civic Center Theater. The classic Cinderella, the endearing story of good triumphing over evil. Fun for all ages, this joyful production will feature outstanding guest artists, as well as our own Lauren Woods and Noel Hanley, Principal dancers, in lead roles. You’ll also recognize some audience favorites in character roles, including Cinderella’s outlandish step-sisters!

3/17: St. Patrick’s Day
Callaghan’s Downtown Mobile. Head on back downtown to officially celebrate the Irish holiday with music starting at noon and stay all night to hear PEEK play at 6pm. Green duds highly encouraged!!

3/18: TEDxMobileLive
TEDxMobileLive is a local viewing party featuring a streamed webcast of the upcoming TED2015 Truth & Dare conference. The event is free, but space is limited. Please visit www.tedxmobile.com to request a ticket for the afternoon session (1-5pm), the evening session (6-10pm) or both.

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Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 03/04

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03/04-3/08: The Miracle Worker
Playhouse in the Park. Determined teacher Anne Sullivan struggles to teach the blind and deaf young Helen how to communicate.  Keller later became an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf/blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.  Recommended for ages 4th grade and older.  The show runs from February 27 – March 8 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. CALL 251-602-0630 FOR RESERVATIONS!

3/05-3/07: Junior League Rummage Sale
Jubilee Bargains is Junior League of Mobile’s newest fundraiser. Now in its fourth year, this event is a community rummage sale. From furniture to housewares to clothing, Jubilee Bargains is the place to find something slightly used but completely amazing! We also have new merchandise donated by local stores. Purchase tickets online or in the Junior League of Mobile Store.

3/05:Spark Talks
6pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. “Scribes and Sacred Texts: Ancient Texts and the Codifying of Faith Perspectives”, will be brought to us by Bill Warren, PhD. Dr. Warren is the Director of the Center for New Testament Textual Studies New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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3/05: Night in the Light 2015
Mobile, The Grounds: Light of the Village is a  ministry in the Alabama Village of Prichard, Alabama.  This annual banquet is to thank supporters for their investment in the work Christ is doing in the Alabama Village. Author Eric Alexander, who will sharing his story is  an avid skier, climber, and mountaineer and is perhaps best known for scaling Mt. Everest guiding his blind friend Erik Weihenmayer to its lofty 29,035 ft. summit in May of 2001. Come out and support this community ministry.

3/05: Lucky Ducky Gala
6pm, Mobile Mardi Gras Carnival Museum. This post Mardi Gras Gala will raise money to help Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy provide medications to those who cannot afford their prescriptions. Come out and enjoy a performance by the Modern Eldorados and local Mardi Gras cuisine.

3/06-3/08: Discover the Dinosaurs
Mobile Convention Center. Discover the Dinosaurs is for the entire family, and especially kids, to explore the mystery of pre-historic life in an environment of learning, discovery, and fun. Discover the Dinosaurs is a unique hands on exhibit that consists of up to 40 moving and replica museum quality dinosaurs that gives you the opportunity to actually get close and touch the dinosaurs! Beyond the exhibit, additional fun activities are available for kids of all ages, which make spending the day with the dinosaurs a great experience for the entire family.

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3/06-3/08: Alabama Crimson Tide Game Series
Hank Aaron Stadium. A 3-day Crimson Tide game series against Lipscomb University. Word on the street is AJ McCarron will be available for a meet and greet Friday night at 6pm before the game before he throws the first ceremonial pitch. This will be the first time since 2004 that Alabama has played at Hank Aaron Stadium and the first time ever that they have played a three-game, weekend series at the stadium.

3/7: Mike Epps: The Real Deal Tour
8pm, Mobile Civic Center. The Real Deal Tour will also feature special guests Sommore, as host for the night, along with Bruce Bruce and Gary Owen. Mike Epps has been generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers for being not only one of the funniest comic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent. Mike is currently starring in the Starz series “Survivor’s Remorse” produced LeBron James and Mike O’Malley.  He recently completed an arch on the BET show “Being Mary Jane” and the Universal feature “Term Life” starring opposite Vince Vaughan and Hallie Steinfield.

3/07:Face of Myanmar
7pm, Gallery 450, Downtown Mobile. Face of Myanmar is a photo based documentation project that aims to capture the lives of the various people and cultures of Myanmar during one of the most pivotal moments in its history. Please come out, support our cause and join us for some fun as we raise funds for the journey while having a night out on the town. Local musicians Justin Coker, Ellie Rome & Justin Lindsey will be performing, and beer and wine will be available for purchase! Suggested donation of $10 at the door.

3/07: American Cancer Chili Cookoff
11am, The Grounds. Join us at the American Cancer Society 26th Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by TRAX Tire Pros for a spectacular, fun-filled day of food, fun and entertainment! The 26th Annual Chili Cook-Off is Mobile’s “hottest” charity event where teams compete for bragging rights on who has the best chili in town. Proceeds from Chili Cook-Off will be used for programs to teach the importance of early detection and prevention; patient services such as transportation, prosthetics, etc…. and life saving research.

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3/07: Spring Wiff It Tournament
11am, O’Daly’s Irish Pub Downtown Mobile. Wiffle Ball Spring Kickoff Tournament. Get your teams together and get there early. It’s a first come, first serve deal. The 20 team league will start on March 24th.

3/08: Brunch & Brushes
2pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Downtown Mobile.Please join us at Moe’s BBQ in downtown Mobile for a fundraiser benefiting St. Jude!! Your hostesses are Amber Forbes, Mandy Calderone, and Melissa McQuillen who running the St. Jude Memphis to Mobile Relay in April and this is helping us raise money for St. Jude. Abstract painting class with Becky Jones of P’zazz Art Studio, light hors d’oeurves, a mimosa bar, and live music provided by Blanton Callen. Donation of $30 to St. Jude covers it all! We will have door prizes from Polish Boutique, and an awesome raffle for a basket full of gift cards! Please email Amber at araeforbes@gmail.com to reserve your spot and make your donation.

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3/12: REC(OMMEND) IT FWD: Networking Meets Show & Tell Meets Paying It Forward… Plus a Free Drink
Downtown Mobile, The Haberdasher:  Join us at for a fresh take on the traditional happy hour mixer. You’ll snag a free drink and get the inside scoop on the professional resources and opportunities that have your fellow Mobilians talking.
Get the full story at www.becauseportfolio.com/events – and don’t forget to follow @BECAUSE_Mobile on Twitter to make sure you never miss our #RecOfTheDay.

3/18: TEDxMobileLive
TEDxMobileLive is a local viewing party featuring a streamed webcast of the upcoming TED2015 Truth & Dare conference. The event is free, but space is limited. Please visit www.tedxmobile.com to request a ticket for the afternoon session (1-5pm), the evening session (6-10pm) or both.

 

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Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 02/25

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Mayor Stimpson watches board member Chad Riley practice riding his Air Wheel electric unicycle at The Grounds (photo courtesy of AL.com)

2/26: Spark Talks
Exploreum. Join Lesley Gregoricha, Ph.D. for an eventful evening of conversations on her talk, “Monks on the Move: Evaluating Pilgrimage to Byzantine Jerusalem Using Isotopes from the Ancient Human Teeth.” Talk begins at 6pm with light refreshments. Tickets for the Spark Talk are $6 per person, available online or through the Gulf Coast Exploreum Box Office.

2/26: Mobile Leadership Series
The Grounds.Come out to hear speakers from Bone Collector, featuring Michael Waddell, Nick Mundt, T-Bone and Edwin Waddell. Doors open at 5pm with an Outdoor Exhibit, Dinner and Program begins at 7pm. Tickets start at $100, VIP tickets and Meet & Greet tickets still available.

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2/26: American Advertising Awards
Mobile Marriott. AAF Mobile Bay cordially invites you to attend the 2015 American Advertising Awards! Please join us for an evening of celebration, food and libations as we showcase this year’s work and unveil the winners

2/27-2/28: Twelfth Night
Chickasaw Civic Theatre. Shakespeare returns to the Chickasaw Civic Theater. The Shakespeare classic is directed by Bill Watts featuring the Phoenix Quartet with music and dance from the Renaissance.

2/27-3/01: The Greatest Home Show
Alabama Cruise Terminal, Downtown Mobile. Three day event for you to come out and see the best Builders and Remodelers in the industry. Come check out the latest styles and trends for the best vendors!

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2/28-3/01:Virginia’s Health Food and Sunflower Cafe Grand Opening
3055A Dauphin St. The long awaited Grand Opening of Virginia’s Health Food’s Sunflower Cafe. Come check out the tasty items on the menu and the healthy products Virginia’s has to offer.

2/28: Christ United Methodist Church Women’s Conference
Kasey Van Norman, a bestselling author of the book, Raw Faith, will share how Jesus restored her life  and gave her the strength to overcome a history of past abuse, a traumatic rape, and her extramarital affair.  Please join us as Kasey shares her powerful testimony of the redeemed grace God provides for us all as she encourages us to “Live a Better Story.” Cost is $35 and includes child care, continental breakfast, and snacks.

2/28:Hammerin’ for Habitat 5k
University of South Alabama SGA Pavillion. The Hammerin’ for Habitat 5K Run/ Walk is an event aimed to raise awareness about the work and mission of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Alabama. Check in at 7am, Race begins at 8am.

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2/28:Glow Run-Colors of Cancer 5K and Fun Run
University of South Alabama SGA Pavillion. A fun night time run benefiting Adults and Children with cancer. Participants are encouraged to run or walk wearing or carrying glow items in the various colors of cancer.  The interactive “Leave It on the Fence” display will open at 4 PM.

2/28:Marc Broussard
Soul Kitchen, Downtown Mobile. Marc Broussard performs as part of the Miller Lite Concert Series. Doors open at 7:30, showtime at 8:30. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 the day of the show.

3/01- Celtic Celebration-The Kilted Man
Ben May Mobile Public Library. 2pm. Matthew Gurnsey, The Kilted Man, will delight the audience with his rousing performance of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Other participants include: The McSharry’s Pub Irish Trad Trio with Tom Morley (of Mithril) on fiddle, Scott Cox on guitar and vocals, and Fran Morley on bodhran, The Fairhope Irish Trad Explorers, and Mrs. Julie Black and her students from the Maccrossan School of Irish Dance. Admission is free. For more information, please call (251) 208-7097.

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Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 02/18

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Another Mardi Gras in the books!  Photo courtesy of Chad Riley Photography.

2/13-2/19: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Crescent Theater, Downtown. Nightly, 8:30pm. It’s the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

2/18: The Amazing World of Orchids
Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore. Harry and Beverly Stephens from the Mobile Orchid Society will share their knowledge and love of orchids with us. This is a great preview for this year’s Orchid Show which is being held at Bellingrath Gardens and Home on February 27- March 1. FREE for members, $12.50 for non-members, reservations requested.

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02/20: The Harlem Globe Trotters 2015 World Tour
USA Mitchell Center, Mobile: The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family – creating memories that will last a lifetime.

02/21: The Rock & Worship Roadshow
Civic Center, Downtown Mobile: The 7th Annual Rock & Worship Roadshow, presented by Compassion International.  Headlining the Roadshow are tour founders MercyMe who will be joined by Crowder, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Tedashii and Group 1 Crew. Being introduced on the tour are newcomer artists I Am They and Jon Guerra, while Shaun Groves is slated as the guest speaker. $10 at the door.

02/21: Stop and Smell the Roses Ride
McNally Park, Mobile: Want a slow chill bike ride with a group of similar thinkers?  Don’t monkey around! Come out and ride this Saturday at 8:00 with the Stop and Smell the Roses riders. We leave from McNally Park and ride to Arlington and back for a 15 mile round trip. The pace is 12-14 mph. Join us for friendly conversation and beautiful scenery.

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02/21: South Marine Street Clean Up
St. Matthews, Mobile: Want a chance to network with some like minded individuals in town and help clean up some vacant lots in Mobile?  It starts with you.  Be the change you want to see in our city!  There will be a bike ride at 10:30am after the cleanup as well.

02/21: Mobile Symphony, Back to Bach
Downtown Mobile, Saenger Theater: The Mobile Symphony Orchestra will span the Baroque, Classical, and Post Romantic with Grammy nominated guest conductor Patrick Quigley. Soprano Kathryn Mueller sings the famous Exsultate Jubilate by Mozart for a program of serene beauty, tranquil delight and dancelike ecstasy.

02/21: Open Charity Car Show
Grelot Road, Mobile:  Spectator admission is FREE! Plenty of food and entertainment for everyone! Vendors are welcome. There will be an Honor Guard Flag Ceremony. Constables will be on duty. All proceeds will benefit the ministries of Christ UMC.

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02/21: Rugby at the Battleship (vs. Birmingham)
USS Battleship Park, Mobile: Been wanting to watch some Rugby?  ‘Ship (0-2) hosts the Birmingham Vulcans Rugby club (2-0) who are currently at the top of the division. The two clubs last met on November 9th, 2014 in the finals of the Battleship Invitational Rugby Tournament, the Vulcans won 20-15. ‘Ship has come up short in both matrix games this year, losing by a combined total of 7 points and are eager to notch it’s first win of the matrix season. Join us for the social at O’Daly’s Irish Pub after the match.

02/22: Pirates take the Pond
Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm, Silver Hill:  Have you guys been there yet?  We’ve heard it’s an awesome venue.  This is a special fundraiser concert where proceeds are going to help build a playground for special needs children.  Artists include Eric Erdman, Lisa Mills, and The Mulligan Brothers.  Check, as tickets are limited and may possibly be sold out by the time you contact!

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Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 02/11

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Biking with Order of Venus
Local Bikers accepted the invitation to ride in the Order of Venus Parade!  Photo courtesy of Facebook and AL.com

Mobile Mardi Gras! This weeks Parades:

2/12: Order of Impalas, 1pm, St. Ignatius Catholic School
Mystic Stripers Society, 6:30pm, Route A
2/13: Crew of Columbus, 6:30pm, Route A
MAMGA Grand Marshal’s Ball 9pm, Mobile Convention Center
2/14: Krewe of Kids, 11am, Prichard
Mobile Carnival Association Floral Parade, 12pm, Route A
Knights of Mobile, 12pm, Route A
Mobile Mystical Ladies, 1 pm, Route A
Order of Angels, 1:30pm, Route A
Mystics of Time, 6pm, Route A
MCA Coronation of Queen Greer Stimpson Turner, 6:30pm, Convention Center
2/15: Arrival of MAMGA King Elexis I, 1 p.m., foot of Government Street, Route E
Joe Cain Procession, 2:30 p.m., Route A
Mystic Soul Mates, 2:30 p.m., Route A
Le Krewe de Bienville, 5 p.m., Route A
MAMGA Royal Coronation, 7:30 p.m., Arthur Outlaw Convention Center
2/16: King Felix parade at 12pm, Route A
MCA Floral Parade, 12pm, Route A
Prichard Mardi Gras Association, 1 p.m., Prichard
Krewe of the Avenue, 3 p.m., Route D
MLK/Monday Mystics Adult Mardi Gras Association, 3:30 p.m., Route D
Infant Mystics, 6:30 p.m., Route F
Order of Doves, 7 p.m., Route F
2/17: Order of Athena, 10:30 a.m., Route A
Knights of Revelry, 12:30 p.m., Route A
MCA King Felix Parade, 1 p.m., Route A
Comic Cowboys, 1:30 p.m., Route A
MAMGA Mammoth Parade, 2 p.m., Route B
Order of Myths, 6:30 p.m., Route C

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02/11: REC(OMMEND) IT FWD: Networking Meets Show & Tell Meets Paying it Forward… Plus a Free Beer
Join us at The Haberdasher for a fresh take on the traditional happy hour mixer. You’ll snag a free beer and get the inside scoop on other local professionals’ favorite new finds. Get the full story at www.becauseportfolio.com/events, then follow @BECAUSE_Mobile on Twitter to make sure you never miss our #RecOfTheDay

2/13-2/17: VIP Mardi Gras Experience
Here’s the deal: For $110 you get parking privileges for five days at a lot a block from the parade route, from Friday, Feb. 13 through Tuesday, Feb. 17. Each VIP package includes additional perks for two people: access to Azalea Manor’s restrooms; a discount on drinks at the venue; admission to the Masquerade on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14; and catered food on Friday and Saturday.

2/13-2/19: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Crescent Theater, Downtown. Nightly, 8:30pm. It’s the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

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2/13: Mobile Opera Young Artists and Resident Artists Recital
Springhill Presbyterian Church. Singers from Mobile Opera’s Young Artist and Resident Artist programs will perform works from opera, musical theatre and art songs in a concert in the Chapel at Spring Hill Presbyterian Church (10 Westminster Way, Mobile, Alabama 36608). This hour-long concert, a chance to hear exceptional artistry by rising stars, is free to the public and all ages are welcome. For more information call Mobile Opera at 251.432.6772.

2/13: Benjamin Fraley, Percussion Recital
University of South Alabama, Laidlaw Recital Hall, 7:30pm.The concert includes works by several contemporary composers for many different percussion instrument combinations. Tickets for this Department of Music concert will be sold at the door only.  Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only).

2/14-2/15: 2015 Valentine Expo and VIP Banquet
University of South Alabama is hosting a 2-day expo full of local vendors, arts, crafts, magic shows, dancing and karaoke contest followed by a VIP banquet, door prizes and raffle drawings.

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2/15: 25th Annual Joe Cain Classic
Downtown Mobile, 8 am. Take the Carnival season in stride at the 5K and 1-mile MoonPie Dash benefiting challenged athletes. Don’t miss the after party featuring live music, dancing in the street, food, door prizes, awards and a visit from Joe Cain’s Merry Widows.

2/15: The Pine Hill Haints
Moe’s Bar B Que, Downtown Mobile, 9pm. The Pine Hill Haints are an American traditional bluegrass/folk/honky tonk/country band from Alabama, though the band members themselves describe their unique southern roots music as “Alabama Ghost Music.” The Haints are composed of Sarah Nelson accordion Jamie Barrier on guitar and vocals, wife Katie “Kat” Barrier on mandolin, singing saw, and washboard, Matt Bakula on washtub bass and tenor banjo, and Ben Rhyne on snare drum.

2/18: The Amazing World of Orchids
Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore. Harry and Beverly Stephens from the Mobile Orchid Society will share their knowledge and love of orchids with us. This is a great preview for this year’s Orchid Show which is being held at Bellingrath Gardens and Home on February 27- March 1. FREE for members, $12.50 for non-members, reservations requested.

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Here’s What’s Happening the Week of 02/04/15

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We hope you guys are out there enjoying the Mardi Gras festivities!  Photo courtesy of Facebook (Mobile Mardi Gras page)

Mobile Mardi Gras! This weeks Parades:
2/05: Polka Dots , 6:30pm, Route A
2/06: Order of Inca, 6:30pm,  Route A
2/07:Mobile Mystics, 2pm, Route A
Mobile Mystical Revelers, 2:30pm, Route A
Krewe of Merry Mates, 6:30pm, Route A
Maids of Mirth, 6:30pm, Route A
Order of Butterfly Maidens, 7pm, Route A
2/08:Mystics of Children, 2pm, Rosswood Neighborhood
MAMGA Junior Monarch Coronation, 4pm, Bishop State Central-Gaines Campus
Neptunes Daughters, 6:30pm, Route A
OOI, 7pm, Route A
2/09:Order of Venus, 6:30pm, Route A
2/10: Order of LaShe’s, 6:30pm, Route A

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2/4: 3rd Annual St. Mary’s Home Win(e)ter Formal Fundraiser
The St. Mary’s Home Young Leaders’ Society will host its 3rd Annual Win(e)ter Formal to benefit the children at St. Mary’s Home from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Coastal Bank and Trust at 3704 Dauphin Street in Mobile. The event will feature 5 wines, food, and music. Proceeds will benefit the children at St. Mary’s Home, a residential treatment facility for abused, abandoned and neglected children. Tickets for the event are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door. For more information, contact Jill Chenoweth at jillc@stmaryshomemobile.org or at 251.344.7733.

2/4-2/8:Divorce Southern Style
Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Mobile: This fast-paced farce centers on schemes of a middle-aged divorcee who decides the time is ripe to get back together with her ex husband. To lure him she tells him their daughter is about to be married. But is she? As her ploy becomes more devious the truth begins to surface and she then starts to involve all around her to try and keep the truth at bay. Directed by Jeffery Williamson

02/05:Winter Jam
Mitchell Center, University of South Alabama. All your favorite Christian music in one place–Winter Jam 2015. The line up includes Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Skillet and Family Force 5 along with many more. Doors open 6pm, Show starts at 7pm. Get there early! Tickets can be bought on site.

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2/6-2/12: Wild
Crescent Theater, Downtown Mobile. Oscar nominated for Best Actress, Reese Witherspooon plays Cheryl, a woman driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother (Laura Dern), the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into self-destructive behavior. She makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again. With no outdoors experience, a heavy backpack and little else to go on but her own will, Cheryl sets out alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Multiple Showtimes.

02/06: O’Daly’s 5th Anniversary Party with Moon Taxi
Downtown Mobile, 7pm. Come celebrate 5 years of greatness with O’Daly’s, Dauphin Street Blues Company and Draft Picks. The Nashville Rock group, Moon Taxi, will be playing at 9pm. Tickets on sale now.

2/07: Superhero Skeedaddle
SGA Pavilion, University of South Alabama. 8 a.m. Dress up like a superhero for this 5K and fun run benefiting Goodwill Easter Seals. Stick around after the race for food, drinks and a silent auction.

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2/07: Battleship RFC VS. Montgomery Yellowhammers
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. 1 p.m. Show your support for Mobile’s rugby team as they take on the Montgomery Yellowhammers. Bring your own chair and cooler and $2 for parking

2/08: J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers
Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Downtown Mobile. Doors open at 7:30pm, Show starts at 8:30pm. Enjoy wild harmonica riffs, soaring electric guitar lines and driving rhythms that lace together a blistering backdrop for the Dirt Daubers’ distinct variety of Southern American story-telling.

2/11: Winter Wednesdays- Raising Roses
Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore. Linda Guy, Rosarian if Bellingrath’s award winning rose garden, will show you how to care for roses year round. She will demonstrate rose pruning techniques to get your roses in tip top shape. Free for members, $12.50 for non-members, reservations requested.

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What’s Happening the Week of 01/28

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Bruce Willis
We just can’t keep this guy away from Mobile – another film starring Brucey being started in Mobile soon!

Mobile Mardi Gras! This weeks Parades:
1/30 : Conde Cavaliers , 6:30pm, Route A

1/31: Krewe of Riviere du Chien Parade, 2pm. Riviere du Chien subdivision
Bayport Parading Society, 2:30pm, Route A
Pharaohs Mystic Society, 6:30pm,  Route A
Order of Hebe, 7pm, Route A
Conde Explorers, 7:30pm, Route A

2/1:Krewe de la Kids of Heron Lakes, 2pm, Heron Lakes Subdivision

2/4:Mystics of Ashland Place, 12:30pm, Lanier Ave.

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1/23-2/8: Divorce Southern Style
Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Mobile: This fast-paced farce centers on schemes of a middle-aged divorcee who decides the time is ripe to get back together with her ex husband. To lure him she tells him their daughter is about to be married. But is she? As her ploy becomes more devious the truth begins to surface and she then starts to involve all around her to try and keep the truth at bay. Directed by Jeffery Williamson

1/29: In The Mood
3pm, 7:30pm Mobile Civic Center Theater: IN THE MOOD takes a look at America’s Swing Era, the last time when everyone listened and danced to the same style of music.   It recreates defining moments from the 1930s/1940s – from the happy-go-lucky era before WWII – to the start of the war when thousands of our youth were going abroad to defend our freedoms – and longing for the end of the war when loved ones would be reunited.

1/30: French Romance
6pm at Broussard’s Steinway Piano Gallery, join  Dr. Jazz Norman as he presents an evening of modern French composers such as Michel Legrand and Charles Trenet. Free and open to the public.

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1/31:The Charity Chase 5k
Come on out to the USA Campus and join The Charity Chase 5k! This is not your typical charity race. Participants get to choose from a list of nonprofits and compete to win Jackpot of donations on behalf of their selected charity. Race starts at 8am, Fun Run at 9am.

1/31:5th Annual Tweed Ride
Don your tweed and mount your two-wheeled steed! It’s time for Mobile’s 5th annual Tweed Ride at noon leaving from Cream and Sugar.Then, partake with us on the most leisurely of bike rides through the historic parts of our fair city. For this year’s event we intend to follow up our ride with lawn games in Cathedral Square and a matinee movie at The Crescent.

1/31: Bears for DaKota
In honor of the recent passing of DaKota Burke-Everett, a teddy bear drive is being held throughout Mobile.  Please drop off any NEW teddy bear from now until Jan 31st at the Hampton Inn on 1-65, the Hampton Inns & Suites in Downtown Mobile or The Cave Ministries.. All donations will be given to The Child Advocacy Center of Mobile.

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2/03: Open House: Via! Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center
Come check out the Via Center at NO COST on February 3rd!! Bring a friend, take a class and get healthy in 2015! We have boot camp, Pilates, Yoga, Stability Ball, Line Dancing and much, much more. Come by for a tour!

2/04: Mardi Gras in Mobile Lecture & Book Signing-Winter Wednesdays
Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore: Mardi Gras in Mobile is the oldest Carnival celebration in the United States. Bellingrath  welcomes Mobile’s own L. Craig Roberts, the author if this new book that explores the origins and unique elements of Mobile’s celebration. Free for members, $12.50 for non-members. Reservations requested.

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What’s Happening the Week of 01/21

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in RunDown | No Comments

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Senior Bowl
The players are here and ready to go this Saturday at the Senior Bowl! (photo courtesy of FB.com)

1/21: FCA Chick-Fil-A Senior Bowl Rally
Mobile Convention Center, Downtown Mobile. Annually bringing together more than 2,000 attendees – making it the largest FCA Rally at a bowl game in the country – the FCA Chick-fil-A Senior Bowl Rally is always a popular game-week event. In 2014, the crowd was treated to player testimonies, live music and food provided by Chick-fil-A.

1/21-1/31: Bears for DaKota
In honor of the recent passing of DaKota Burke-Everett, a teddy bear drive is being held throughout Mobile.  Please drop off any NEW teddy bear from now until Jan 31st at the Hampton Inn on 1-65, the Hampton Inns & Suites in Downtown Mobile or The Cave Ministries.. All donations will be given to The Child Advocacy Center of Mobile.

1/22: Book Signing: L. Craig Roberts
From author to architect to historian to preservationist, L. Craig Roberts’ new book Mardi Gras in Mobile debuts at the Ben May Main Mobile Public Library. Admission is FREE.

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1/22:Wayne “The Train” Hancock
Moes Bar B Que, Downtown Mobile: Come see why Wayne Hancock has been called “the master of hillbilly swing,” a “roots Renaissance man,” a “country singer’s country singer” and “Hank Williams meets Gershwin.” But the phrase most frequently echoed throughout his career is “Wayne Hancock is the real deal.” Doors open at 8pm

1/23: Mobile Bay Film Scramble
Crescent Theater, Downtown Mobile: The results of the latest Make-Your-Own-Short-Film Challenge, open to everyone from first-time filmmakers to professionals.

1/23: Coca Cola Meet the Players’
Mobile Convention Center, Downtown Mobile: One of the highlights of Senior Bowl week – for fans and players – is the Coca Cola Meet the Players event. Held each Friday of Senior Bowl week, fans get to interact, get an autograph and snap a picture with their favorite player at the Exhibit Hall of the Mobile Convention Center.Fans often line up early in the morning for the event, which runs from 3:30pm-6:30pm each year. The event is divided into two sessions, the first from 3:30pm-5:00pm and the second from 5:00-6:30pm. More information on the two sessions, including when specific players will be attending the event, will be available at seniorbowl.com on the Thursday before the Meet the Players event.

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1/23-2/8: Divorce Southern Style
Joe Jefferson Playhouse: This fast-paced farce centers on schemes of a middle-aged divorcee who decides the time is ripe to get back together with her ex husband. To lure him she tells him their daughter is about to be married. But is she? As her ploy becomes more devious the truth begins to surface and she then starts to involve all around her to try and keep the truth at bay. Directed by Jeffery Williamson

1/24: Peace at Bellingrath
The Man About Town has organized a 5K benefiting the Women’s Resource Center. Lace up those sneakers and head on down to Bellingrath Gardens Saturday morning! Online registration is still open.

1/24: Reese’s Senior Bowl
Mobile, Ladd Peebles Stadium, 3pm: The battle between the North and South is on! Come out to watch the best of the best college football players from all across the nation. Some top players include Auburn’s Sammie Coates, Alabama’s Blake Sims and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah–you won’t want to miss it! Can’t make the game in person? Check it out on the NFL Network. Tickets $10-$30 per person.

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1/28: Birding on the Gulf Coast-Winter Wednesdays
Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore: Dr. Mark LaSalle from the Pascagoula River Audubon Center will help us identify birds along the Gulf Coast and how we can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Weather Permitting, he will lead a bird walk through the gardens. Free for members, $12.50 for non-members. Reservations requested.

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