What’s Happening in Mobile, AL April 27-May 4, 2016

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We check local calendar events in Mobile, Alabama so you don’t have to. Thank you for using us as your local resource!

Math Path Event 2016 - Mobile Alabama
Featured Photo:  Math Path participants having a blast at the event. Math Path was a huge success thanks to One Mobile and a large list of phenomenal volunteers. Didn’t make it out? We will see you next year, Mobile! Photo Credit: Savannah Chamblee

04/28: GMBACS Broadway Concert
7pm, St. Joseph’s Chapel, Spring Hill College
GMBACS, Mobile’s Outstanding SATB Chorale (Greater Mobile Bay Area Choral Society), joins the Spring Hill College Chorale for a rousing spring concert of Broadway Showtunes.  Be our guests at St. Joseph’s Chapel on Spring Hill College campus for selections from Bernstein to Hammerstein, Les Miz to Monty Python. Join us and sing along.  Free and open to the public.  

04/29: The Village of Spring Hill Sidewalk-A-Thon
4:30pm, Moorer Library.
Join your friends and neighbors for the 5th Annual Village of Spring Hill Sidewalk-A-Thon on Friday, April 29th. Registration begins at 3:00pm. The Sidewalk-A-Thon is a one mile walk, from the Moorer Public Library on South McGregor Avenue to Dorn Field on the campus of Spring Hill College, to raise money for additional sidewalk construction in the Village. Children and adults of all ages are invited to attend! Following the walk there will be a carnival party, free ice cream, an outdoor movie, and fireworks to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Village of Spring Hill!

04/29: Screen on the Green
7:45pm, Dorn Field, Spring Hill College.
Screen on the Green, The Village of Spring Hill’s outdoor movie festival, is back! The festival kicks off with the family-friendly adventure, The Goonies (PG). Immediately following the movie, there will be a fireworks display to celebrate The Village of Spring Hill’s 10th Anniversary. Pizza Hut, Alabama Brickhouse Hotdogs, and Kona Shaved Ice will be on hand selling food and beverages.

04/30: Wiggle Waggle Rescue Run
8am, Bellingrath Gardens and Home.
Join us for the 2nd annual Wiggle Waggle 5K and Fun Run at Bellingrath Gardens and Home to benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation.If you are looking for a way to give back to your community and enjoy the great outdoors Wiggle Waggle 2016 Presented by Pet Supplies PLUS is the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Your $25.00 early registration race fee includes entry into Bellingrath Gardens and Home, a special edition Wiggle Waggle 2016 race shirt, a gift bag provided by Pet Supplies PLUS, along with a family fun event.

04/30: 5th Annual Tunnel Vision 5k
8am, Ben May Public Library.
Come participate in the nation’s ONLY on, under and over water certified 5k course! Starting at Mobile Public Library on Government Street, participants will run through Bankhead Tunnel, up on the bridge over the river and finish on the Causeway at Cafe Del Rio. The awards party is shaping up to be best yet with live music by the ever-popular local band, Fat Man Squeeze, cold liquid refreshments AND all you can eat tacos from Cafe Del Rio’s famous taco bar!

 

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04/30: Delta Woods & Waters Expo
9am-4pm, 5 Rivers Delta.
The Delta Woods and Waters Expo, an annual event sponsored by the City of Spanish Fort, celebrates the beauty and diversity of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Featuring a variety of informative presentations, exhibitions and interactive displays by experienced outdoorsmen, professionals, educators and enthusiasts, the expo includes fun and exciting hands-on demonstrations that allow attendees to learn and practice new skills with one-on-one instruction. Free admission.

04/30: Pump for Pets
9:15am, Hearin-Chandler YMCA.
Join the Y for new music, new moves and a lot of love for our four legged friends! Come check out  the new release of BODYPUMP 97! Pump for Pets is an event benefiting you and local animal shelters. Get a great workout in and give back at the same time. All participants are asked to donate a pet toy, treats, food or litter as admission.

04/30-05/01: 67th Annual Blessing of the Fleet
10am-4pm, Bayou La Batre.
The custom of the Blessing of the Fleet can be traced back to Old World European fishing communities where God was publicly acknowledged and asked for a bountiful harvest and the safety of the men at sea. St. Margaret’s Blessing of the Fleet has grown to include Vietnamese Cuisine, a Gumbo Cook-off, an Arts & Crafts Show, a Decorated Boat Contest, Boat Cruises, Bingo, and more. It is a tourist attraction and a community event that people of Bayou La Batre look forward to each year.

04/30: Family Festival & Bicycle Rodeo
10-4pm, Brookley Warehouse District.
Hosted by the Junior League of Mobile, the Family Festival & Bicycle Rodeo is free and open to the public. Come visit the beautiful Brookley campus and enjoy a fun filled day of live music, food and bicycle rodeo for kids of all ages. Activities will include how to properly fit your helmet, lock your bike, ride in traffic and how to handle intersections. All children who complete all of the rodeo stations will receive a water bottle.

05/01: The Market at the Pillars
12-4pm, The Pillars of Mobile.
Come experience a fun afternoon of shopping with local vendors and artisans. Mother’s Day is right around the corner and you will no doubt find that perfect gift! Food Trucks and Mimosas will be on hand! Free and open to the public.

05/01: Be Fit 5k
3pm, Downtown Mobile.
Distinguished Young Women is excited to announce our their first Be Fit 5K & Fun Run. To celebrate the annual Be Your Best Self Week, this fun, family friendly event focuses not only on being physically fit, but also emphasizes the importance of setting goals and striving to achieve them. Register to run or walk the 5K- they even have a stroller wave! Post-race party will include music by Boogie Knights DJ, food, beverages, and family fun!

05/01: Barre3 In The Park
3pm, Medal of Honor Park.
Join Barre3 for a free class!  This is an open level class for all fitness levels. All you need to bring is a yoga mat, water bottle and feel free to invite a friend! We will have face painting for the kids from 2:30-4:30pm so make it a day for the entire family.

 

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05/01: Local Goodness 2016
4-7pm, Alabama Cruise Terminal.
USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital will host the third annual Local Goodness, a unique farm-to-table experience sponsored by Hancock Bank. At this casual seated dinner and silent auction, guests will dine on local meats, seafood and produce as they enjoy authentic bluegrass music performed by local band Fat Man Squeeze. With an emphasis on the services we provide to families in our community, Local Goodness will pay tribute to local cuisine, art and music while raising awareness and support for our mission of providing the highest quality healthcare for the children and women in this region. Tickets are $150 per person and will cover multi-course menu and alcoholic beverages.

05/02: Fashion With A Passion
10:30am-1pm, Grand Hotel.
See the latest fashions and help make wishes come true by supporting Fashion with a Passion and Make-A-Wish Alabama. Highlights will include: Brunch & Bubbly, Live Auction, Live Music by Roman Street, Wish Kid Appearances, Health & Beauty Expo, Purse Sweepstakes, Unique Door Prizes, & a fashion show presented by Mobile and Baldwin Counties’ trendiest boutiques. The Health and Beauty Expo will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the program and brunch will begin at noon.

05/03: Celtic Woman-Destiny World Tour
7pm, Mobile Civic Center.
Multi Platinum Irish music sensation Celtic Woman presents DESTINY, an enchanting new show and world concert tour.  The Destiny Tour features timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards wrapped in the group’s celebrated style. Celtic Woman showcases three world class vocalists Mairéad Carlin, Susan McFadden and newest member Éabha McMahon with brilliant Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skills and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition.

Upcoming Event:
05/06:Drug Education Council Golf Tournament
8:30am, Spring Hill Golf Course.
The Drug Education Council Golf Tournament, sponsored in part by G.A. West and Hangout in Gulf Shores, will be a four-man scramble taking place on the beautiful Spring Hill Golf Course.  All proceeds benefit the DEC and provide support for programs throughout our community.  If you are interested in supporting the Drug Education Council as a player or sponsor, please call 251-478-7855 or email courtney@drugeducation.org

 

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile, AL 4/20-4/27/2016

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Prichard Prep Girl Scouts - Mobile Alabama
Featured Photo:  Girl Scouts are hard at work over at Prichard Preparatory School. Spring has sprung and these little ladies are bringing some bright colors to the school grounds. Photo Credit: Prichard Preparatory School  | Facebook.com

04/20-04/29: Mobile Food + Wine Experience Wine Week 2016
Multiple Locations.
Mobile Food + Wine Experience takes over Mobile from April 20th til April 29th. The week starts off with a Preview Party at Dauphin’s Restaurant on Wednesday, moves to Noja and Sai Sho Thursday, Noble South and Domke Market Friday night ending the week with a Grand Tasting on Saturday night at GulfQuest. But it doesn’t stop there-  continue the party Sunday for brunch at The Battle House and a pick up party on April 29th at Domke Market. You don’t want to miss all the fabulous food and wine pairings at each of these restaurants each night!

04/20: The Big Easy IPA Tour
6-10pm, Downtown Mobile.
Get ready for some New Orleans-style rhythms and revelry on the Big Easy Tour! The Tour will  be rolling into Mobile with the music of the Young Pin Stripe brass band, free samples of the new Big Easy Session IPA, Abita giveaways and plenty of Mardi Gras beads and mayhem. The Tour will be popping up between 6-10p at LODA, Brickyard, Hayley’s, Hero’s, and O’Dalys. The tour is free and tickets are not necessary.

04/21: S.S. Lucky Ducky
6-9pm, Alabama Contemporary Art Center.
This year, Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy is setting sail for an evening aboard the S.S. Lucky Ducky! With your boarding pass, you get dinner and a night of adventure on the high seas, while supporting Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy’s mission of keeping their patients connected to their medication. We are excited to have RuffWater to entertain the crowd with their great variety of music. The ducks are going to make an appearance this year, but instead of racing them they will be hanging out in the pond waiting to be adopted. Will you adopt one of the Lucky Ducks and win one of the great prizes?  

04/21: Spark Talks – The Heart of the Matter – From DaVinci to Today
6pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center.
Spark Talks gets the conversation started about specific exhibits at the Exploreum. This Spark Talk will take a look at advancements in Cardiac Medical Technology since the days of DaVinci til now. Admission is $6 per person.

 

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04/22-04/24: Interstate Mullet Toss and Greatest Gulf Coast Beach Party
Flora-Bama.
Where legends are made. Those who participate in the Mullet Toss will throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida and Alabama to see who gets the farthest. What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast- with food, music and lots of things to do! People travel from across the globe to see what all the fuss is about down at the Flora-Bama – the memories are priceless.

04/22-04/28: Mobile BayBears vs. Tennessee Home Games
Hank Aaron Stadium. The Mobile BayBears are gearing up for a run of home games against Tennessee! Don’t miss out on our local team dominating this weekend! Games are 7:05pm Fri & Sat, 2:05pm Sun, 6:35 Mon and 11:05am on Tuesday (talk about the perfect lunch break!). Get your tickets now!

04/22: Mobile Mystery Dinners- A Murder in Jest at Camelot Castle
7pm, Mobile Carnival Museum.
Castle Camelot’s jester Mr Minute, has been found dead in the castle hall, but he didn’t die laughing… He was Murdered! You could say someone else had the last laugh. Obviously whoever committed the crime took audience participation one step further and as it happens the prime suspects have all gathered together for a medieval banquet to solve the crime. Love, jealousy, conspiracy, bribery, corruption and treason – all the possible motives you could want – but who actually did it? Open Wine Bar starting at 6:30pm. 21+ admitted only.

04/23: Ram Run 5K
8am, University of Mobile.
The 5th Annual University of Mobile Ram Run will take place on the beautiful campus of University of Mobile on April 23rd. Registration proceeds go to individual departments so please choose the PSYCHOLOGY department when you register! Come out and support this great 5K!

04/23: Math Path
10-2pm, Langan Park, Cottage Hill Park, Public Safety Park.
Presented by The Mobile Rundown with help from One Mobile, Math Path is a fun sidewalk chalk event for children in 1st-5th grades (but all ages are welcome). Each park’s sidewalks will be covered in math questions for each grade to answer! We’ll use a different color chalk for each grade level and give kids “passports” to have stamped as they check their answers at the end of each route. There may be some pretty sweet prizes for completing the route. Free to the public! Click the link above to register your child or sign up to volunteer.

04/23: Earth Day Mobile Bay
10am-6pm, Fairhope Pier Park.
Sponsored by the City of Fairhope and Alabama Sierra Club, Earth Day Mobile Bay will host environmental displays and activities, and a wide variety of interactive educational opportunities for children and adults in a family-friendly environment. Live music will be offered.Free admission.

 

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04/23: Mobile Food + Wine Experience Grand Tasting
6-8pm, GulfQuest Maritime Museum.
This Grand Tasting event will feature fine wines from top wine distributors across the Gulf Coast as well as food from Mobile’s best restaurants and caterers. Tickets to the Grand Tasting will include free admission to the GulfQuest Museum, allowing you to enjoy their exhibits while you sip on the hottest new Pinot! The Mobile Food + Wine Experience, a non-profit 501c3, was founded by a group of local food and wine enthusiasts that gather around the table to celebrate our passion for wine education, local culture, and economic development.

04/27: National Walk at Lunch Day
10:30am-1:30pm, Bienville Square.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama presents the 10th Annual National Walk at Lunch Day event for Alabama. Commit to walk 30-minutes during your lunch hour at Bienville Square. 30 minute walking groups start every thirty minutes. Come out and enjoy free health screenings and healthy vendors. If you register early, you will get entered for door prizes, tumblers and t-shirts!

Upcoming Event:
05/06:Drug Education Council Golf Tournament
8:30am, Spring Hill Golf Course.
The Drug Education Council Golf Tournament, sponsored in part by G.A. West and Hangout in Gulf Shores, will be a four-man scramble taking place on the beautiful Spring Hill Golf Course.  All proceeds benefit the DEC and provide support for programs throughout our community.  If you are interested in supporting the Drug Education Council as a player or sponsor, please call 251-478-7855 or email courtney@drugeducation.org

 

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile 04.13-04.20.16

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: These young students visited our city council meeting Tuesday to learn about local government. They are participants in the Jack and Jill of America program, which is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2-19, dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.  Photo Credit: Sandy Stimpson | Facebook.com

DOUBLE CONTEST TIME!
WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO THE MOBILE BAYBEARS FIRST GAME SEASON OPENER ON APRIL 14TH

WIN 2 FREE RACE ENTRIES TO NEXT WEEKEND’S RAM RUN AT UNIVERSITY OF MOBILE ON APRIL 23RD

04/14: Little Black Dress
6:30pm, Fort Whiting Auditorium.
This annual Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile premiere fundraising event is presented by BMW of Mobile. “Little Black Dress” is a fast-paced New York style runway show featuring local models and a cocktail party – You don’t want to miss it! Cocktail attire requested. Tickets are $100 per person.

04/14: 20th Season Home Opener- Mobile BayBears
6:35pm, Hank Aaron Stadium.
It’s that time of year again! Our local Baybears baseball team is celebrating its 20th season and home season opener Thursday! Come out to the ball game and enjoy a burger and popcorn while the Baybears take on the Biloxi Shuckers. Let’s pack the stadium out and get this season started off right! Home games last all weekend with games at 7:05pm Friday and Saturday as well!

04/15: 2nd Annual ASHRAE Charity Golf Tournament
7am, Springhill Golf Course.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is holding it’s 2nd annual Charity Golf International. Proceeds of the event will benefit Ransom Ministries and the ASHRAE Research Promotion. Shotgun start at 8am and entry fees include golf cart, driving range balls, t-shirt and lunch. Register by clicking the link above or calling 251.421.4761.

04/15: Mobley
10pm, Attic at The Blind Mule.
From the start, Mobley’s work has been marked by solitude, ingenuity, and a drive that could only be called obsessive, and whether you experience his music on record or at one of his live shows (on stage, he’s electric), the passion is palpable. Over the last few years, he’s composed dozens of pieces for stage and television and played 150+ national tour dates (with the likes of JUNGLE, Mutemath, & Wavves and at festivals like Savannah Stopover and Float Fest). This spring and summer, he’ll tour throughout the United States and Mexico in support of his newest EP release, Some Other Country, now out on Violent Films. Check him out while he’s here in Mobile!

 

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04/16: Blisters for Sisters
7am, Sacred Heart.
Lace ‘em up and listen for the starting gun! The 2nd Annual Blisters for Sisters Run is a certified 5K and Fun Run course beginning at Sacred Heart. Packet pickup and registration will begin at 7 a.m. Post race food and beverages will be provided.

04/16: Market on the Square
7:30am, Cathedral Square.
Winter is over and Spring is in full swing! Opening day of the Market on the Square is Saturday downtown in Cathedral Square. Every Saturday from now until the end of July, Market on the Square will be open from 7:30am to noon. Come bring the family and fur babies and enjoy homemade treats, soaps, Farmers Market, local honey and other makers from around our area! See you there!

04/16: Apple Snail Roundup
9-11am, Langan Park.
Join Mobile Baykeeper to help remove the apple snail, an invasive species, from our local waterways. Volunteers will help find and capture adult and juvenile apple snails as well as remove apple snail eggs. Volunteers with canoes, kayaks, or small boats are particularly needed but some will be provide on a limited basis.

04/16: Color Me Rad
9am, The Grounds.
Color Me Rad is loosely based on the Hindu Festival of Colors AND the color represents the end of lame runs and the beginning of fun runs. Start out as clean as a newborn babe, and throughout the run volunteers will coat you with liquids, powders, and gels of blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow until your face, shirt, and body come out silkscreened like a tie-dyed hippie on the other side. Post-race music, food and fun! Wear all white, it’s way more fun that way! T-shirts, a RAD temporary tattoo and a Goo Guard phone case is included with race registration.

04/16: Living History Crew Drill
8am, USS Alabama Battleship
Step into history with our Living History Crew and learn what life aboard the USS ALABAMA was like during WWII. Observe call to battles-stations, YAK attacks, and drills. This event is great for history buffs and children. Events included in regular admission price.

 

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04/19: Crawfish and Corn Toss Challenge
6:30pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub
Join O’Daly’s for fun, friends, hot fresh Crawfish and Corn Toss- What better way to spend your Tuesday night?! Some pretty sweet prizes for Corn Toss are at stake! $5 donation to Irish Network Mobile Bay is requested. O’Daly’s is raising money for Irish Day Mobile event on Sept. 18, 2016.

04/16: Mobile Pops Concert- A Tribute to John Williams
7pm, Cottage Hill Park.
Join the Mobile Symphonic Pops Band as they pay tribute to John Williams and some of his most memorable cinematic compositions, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and more! All Mobile Pops concerts are family friendly and free to the public!

NOW-04/31: Barre3 Summer Specials
Barre3 Mobile. Looking for your home to shape up for Summer? Let Barre3 get you Summer Ready! Barre3 is having special events all month long for members. For just $130 a month, barre3 members enjoy unlimited classes, barre3 online (think hundreds of delicious recipes and online workouts) as well as special retail discounts and member events throughout the year.

Upcoming Listing:
04/23: Ram Run 5K
8am, University of Mobile.
The 5th Annual University of Mobile Ram Run will take place on the beautiful campus of University of Mobile on April 23rd. Registration proceeds go to individual departments so please choose the PSYCHOLOGY department when you register! Friday, April 15th is the last day to be guaranteed a t-shirt when you register! Come out and support this great 5K!

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What’s Happening in Mobile 4/6-4/13/2016

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Featured Photo: This past weekend’s Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride was a huge success! 530 riders participated in this beautiful 12 mile ride around Mobile.  Photo Credit: Jeff DeQuattro | Facebook.com

4/7: 1st Annual Hometown NFL Huddle Charity Golf Tournament
7am, Magnolia Grove Golf Course.
United Way of Southwest Alabama is hosting its First Annual Hometown NFL Huddle Charity Golf Tournament at the beautiful Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove. Our hometown hero Cincinnati Bengal’s Quarterback AJ McCarron will serve as the Honoree Chair and several current and retired NFL players will be participating in the event as well!United Way would love for you to join them as a founding player for an annual event that will bring national attention to the Alabama Gulf Coast region as a community that LIVES UNITED! If you are interested in participating in this event either as a player or a sponsor, please contact Dee Dee McCarron or call the UWSWA office at 251-433-3624.

4/7: Mermania Launch Party
6pm, The Admiral Hotel.
Local designer, Megan Kowal, has created the hottest line of swimwear you’ve ever seen. Come check out her latest designs at the Mermaina Launch Party! Mermania has been featured at Mobile Fashion Week and Coastal Fashion Week. Mermania is currently located inside the Urban Emporium and Ruby Blue Boutique.

4/7: Art Scavenger Hunt
6-8pm, Mobile Museum of Art.
AIDS Alabama South is excited to present an Art Scavenger Hunt through the galleries of Mobile Museum of Art. The scavenger hunt will feature 25 works from the Mobile Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Join MMofA for one night of fun with our creative Art Scavenger Hunt on and discover the power of art in addressing social change and cultural awareness. The Hunt begins at 6pm with a clue book, live music and refreshments with donation.

4/8: Shooting For A Better Us- Clay Shoot
9am, Taylor Creek Farms
The Hearin-Chandler Family YMCA will host its inaugural Aiming For A Better Us Sporting Clay Tournament in support of the Annual Y campaign for Youth and Families. Presenting sponsors are Taylor Creek Farms, Truckworx and Meat Boss. The tournament begins with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start at Taylor Creek Farms, this will be a full day of competition, fellowship and fun.

4/8: Engaging the Next Generation
6-8pm, Bienville Square.
Calling all young professionals who are looking to get involved in the local community: Engaging the Next Generation is a volunteer fair, and ENG is celebrating 8 years of hooking young professionals up with area non-profits during the April LoDA Artwalk. This program is a collaborative effort that was established in 2008 to showcase non-profit organizations in the Mobile area while connecting them with the innovators of the next generation (21 to 39 year olds). This event will have representatives from local non-profit agencies to give more information about their organization’s needs and volunteer opportunities. This year, the Community Foundation of South Alabama will lend support through its Young Philanthropy Initiative.

 

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4/8: LoDa ArtWalk
6-9pm, Downtown Dauphin St.
Come on down to Lower Dauphin St and enjoy a beautiful stroll, grab a bite to eat and some drinks and take in all the art you can! Local artisans, makers and musicians will be lining the streets along with open galleries. Downtown businesses are open late to get some early Mother’s Day shopping in.

4/8-4/10: SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival
6:30pm, Fri. 12:30pm Sat & Sun. Downtown Mobile.
This 3 day event is the only event that showcases the best musicians and artists in the South. With 9 concert locations participating, you can literally travel by sound in Downtown this weekend. Don’t miss the best talent from our area!

4/9: 8K by the Bay
8am, Arlington Park at Brookley Complex.
This is a certified 8K race that starts and finishes in Arlington Park and runs along beautiful Mobile Bay. Certified 2 Mile course is an out and back that starts and finishes at Arlington Park. The Fun Run is approximately 1 mile. Race will be followed by a post race party featuring awards, music, and refreshing food and beverages. Proceeds from the event will benefit Penelope House – a shelter for victims of domestic abuse.

4/9: Lifelines 7th Annual Kickball Tournament
8am, Sage Park.
Going into it’s 7th year, this kickball tournament is like no other! Come out to Sage Park to participate or watch this double elimination tournament. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Mobile and Lifelines Counseling Services.

4/9: Loda Squares- Sidewalk Art Competition
11-3pm. Cathedral Square Park.
Chalk it up! This year marks the first of an annual sidewalk chalk art competition. Artists will be creating masterful pieces of chalk art in the interior of Cathedral Park in Downtown Mobile. At 3:15pm, viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite work by marking on a giant chalkboard. The artist with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice award.

 

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4/9: G. Love and Special Sauce
7:30pm, Soul Kitchen.
Love and Special Sauce is hitting Mobile with new tunes from their new album! Presented in part with the Miller Lite Concert Series. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:30. Under 18 must be with a parent.

4/12: Crawfish In The Courtyard
6-10pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center.
Mudbugs, music and more! Heralding the official opening of crawfish season on the Gulf Coast, the Exploreum Junior Advisory Board is hosting its 7th annual Crawfish in the Courtyard. All event proceeds will benefit Discover Science, the Exploreum’s program with the Mobile Housing Board to provide underserved children engaging educational science experiences including IMAX film, lab demonstrations and science camps. Admission to Crawfish in the Courtyard is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets include all you can eat crawfish, beverages, live music and silent auction. This is a 21+ event.

4/12: Hope For Healing
6:30pm, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel.
Victory Health Partners invites you to share in the joy that is found in offering our low income, uninsured neighbors hope for their healing. When you commit to a sponsorship or host a table at Hope for Healing, you become an integral partner and equip Victory to meet the growing need of compassionate and comprehensive healthcare. Tickets include reception, dinner and program including keynote speaker, Lee Strobel.

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 3/30-4/6

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Sandy Stimpson Drug Education Council
Featured Photo: Sandy Stimpson met with members of the Youth Advisory Board to the Drug Education Council on Tuesday. These young leaders were praised for being such strong members of our community. Keep up the good work, guys! Photo Credit: Sandy Stimpson | Facebook.com

CONTEST TIME! WIN 2 TICKETS TO MOBILE CHAMBER MUSIC’S PIANO CONCERT FEATURING JOEL FAN SUNDAY 3PM.

3/31: Third Eye Blind
8pm, Soul Kitchen. Soul Kitchen and Steve Hall Productions Present Third Eye Blind with special guest Bad Bad Hats. General admission, Pit and Seated Riser tickets still available. Age 18 and up. Tickets online and at both Mobile Mellow Mushroom locations. Tickets start at $38.50.

4/2: Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride
8am, Arlington Park. Hosted by Mobile United and other partner organizations. The Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride is a family-friendly 12-mile bike ride at a beginner pace of 8-12 mph. Riders begin at Arlington Park, before biking through Brookley Field and continuing along the western shore of Mobile Bay. Fun, educational talks will be included about the Crepe Myrtle Trail and other natural areas that make Mobile beautiful. Free admission but registration is required, registration begins at 8am, ride begins at 8:30am.

4/2: 23rd Annual Camellia Classic Open Car Show
8-3pm, Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Guests are invited to stroll among hundreds of classic and vintage automobiles displayed on the Great Lawn. Snacks and lunch will be available to purchase on the Great Lawn and in our Magnolia Cafe. This year, guests will feast on chicken fingers provided by Foosackly’s. Tickets are available online and at the Gardens. Regular admission fees apply to visit the show. Bring a canned good to donate to Feeding the Gulf Coast to receive $1 off admission.

4/2: Gumbo Chili Showdown
10:30am, Ladd-Peeples Stadium. The students of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine are proud to announce the return of the USA College of Medicine Gumbo Chili Showdown. The GCS is a culinary competition to see who can prepare the very best pot of gumbo or chili. Teams of students, faculty, physicians, or community members will prepare their food for hundreds of guests who then have the ability to vote on their favorite gumbo and chili! The teams will compete against one another for the crown of Best Gumbo/Chili as judged by both the audience and faculty/celebrity judges. All of the funds collected benefit the Regan Robinson Young Scholarship. Teams consist of 5 members. Student/resident teams cost $75, while all non-student teams are $150. (This is a per team fee.) Interested in creating a team? Email gumbochili@gmail.com!

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4/2: 3rd Annual Firkin Fest
2pm, Moe’s Original Bar B Que Downtown. The 3rd Annual Firkin Festival is presented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Budweiser Busch Distributing. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the festival indulges craft beer lovers that include novices and aficionados alike. 

4/2: Erin Go PawFest & Green Dress Run for Shelter
2pm, Callaghan’s. The 6th Annual Erin Go PawFest benefits the Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter. The Run will be followed by the Erin Go PawFest street party with great live music, silent auction, face painting and a roving photographer! ALSO there is a Pet Photo Contest (deadline Mar 30, $10 entry (to benefit FOMAS) Winning picture to hang in Callaghan’s for a year, and used in promo materials for next year!

4/2: Dauphin Island Sunset Bridge 5K and 4 Mile Run
5pm, Dauphin Island Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Site. Presented by South Mobile County Tourism Authority and benefiting Dauphin Island & the Villages of South Mobile County. Certified 5K course that showcases the natural channel followed by the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The bridge separates the Mississippi Sound on the west from Mobile Bay on the east. Participants will run/walk to the highest point of the bridge where the view is spectacular and then return to the Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Site. Early registration and race-day registration available. Post-race party includes awards ceremony, food, drinks and music.

4/2: Puttin’ On The Gritz
7pm, Fairhope Civic Center. The Eastern Shore Art Center celebrates all good Southern things with their 2nd annual fundraising event! This year’s theme: Bacon, Bourbon, and Boots! Guests are invited to be creative in their attire and take part in a fun night, while supporting our local arts community. Tickets: $75. Buy 4, get the 5th FREE! Purchase online at the link above, by phone (251) 928-2228 ext 107 or pick up at the Eastern Shore Art Center. 

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4/3: Joel Fan
3pm, Laidlaw Performing Arts Center at University of South Alabama. Presented by Mobile Chamber Music. Come see why The Washington Post calls him a “A versatile and sensitive pianist”. Joel Fan is a pianist who has traveled the world and will be coming to Mobile for the Alma and Anthony Fisher Memorial Concert. Get your tickets now! 

4/05: Dr. John
7pm, Saenger Theater. The legendary Dr. John is a six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford.

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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 3/23-3/30

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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2016 Azalea Trail Run
Featured Photo: 2016 Azalea Trail Run 10k 1st Place finisher, Dominic Ondoro. Ondoro finished the 6.2 miles in 28:25 minuets. That’s a 4:34 minute per mile pace– way to go Dominic!!   Photo Credit: Fleet Feet Sports | Facebook.com

CONTEST TIME- WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO PUTTING ON THE GRITZ- A FUNDRAISER FOR THE EASTERN SHORE ART CENTER IN FAIRHOPE ON APRIL 2ND.

03/24: A Night with Nick Saban
5:30pm, Mobile Convention Center. For the ninth year, Mobile-based Team Focus will host its annual fundraiser event “A Night with Nick Saban”. The evening will include a silent auction featuring numerous signed sports memorabilia followed by dinner. Team Focus founder Mike Gottfried will speak and introduce Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban who will be the keynote speaker. Tickets can be purchased by calling 251-635-1515.

03/24: Young Professionals Social
5:30pm, Fairways Indoor Golf Club. The March Young Professionals Event will be held at Fairways Indoor Golf Club, located in the Bass Pro Shop Shopping Center on March 24th from 5:30 to 7:30. Fairways features four Golf Simulators where you can play 87 different courses and a full bar as well. There will be a drawing for door prizes so be sure to bring plenty of business cards. Also, limited complimentary wine will be served so don’t be late!

03/24: The Cadillac Three
8pm, Midnight Rodeo. Bold and electric, The Cadillac Three has proven to be a force with high-energy shows and gritty sonic instincts. The Nashville natives are growing a rabid fan base across the globe with slots on Superstar tours and sold-out headline stops across Europe.  The band’s song “I’m Rockin'” is featured on the new Madden NFL 16 game and soundtrack alongside The Weeknd and LunchMoney Lewis.

03/24: Teaching Artist Project (TAP): Call to Artists
7pm, Mobile Museum of Art. In collaboration with the Mobile Arts Council and Alabama Contemporary Art Center, MMofA’s Museum School will utilize T.A.P. to organize artist-led classes, tours, workshops, seminars, and lectures in a wide variety of disciplines. Join us to learn more about how you can be involved, check out the Museum’s updated education facilities, party down with the DJ stylings of Hot Lobster (Neil Byrne) and help shape an exciting program roster as MMofA expands beyond the museum walls. Free admission. Food, Beer and Wine by donation.

 

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03/26: Bunny Hop Fun Run
9am, Fleet Feet Sports Mobile. Get your run in before that big Easter breakfast and dinner! Fleet Feet is holding a Bunny Hop Fun Run to get your Easter weekend off to a great start. 1.8, 3 and 4.6 mile courses available. Free run!

03/26: Egg Hunt on the Hill
9-11:30am, Spring Hill Baptist Church. This year’s annual Egg Hunt on the Hill is free and open to the public! Activities include a pretty amazing Egg Hunt, Pony Rides, Inflatables, Train Rides, Face Painting and more!

03/26: Easter in the Squares
10am-12:30pm, Bienville & Cathedral Squares. Come check out all the fun going on downtown on Saturday! Easter in the Squares Easter Parade and Egg Hunt begins at 10am. Activities include Paper Flower making, Kids Karaoke, Easter Bunny crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny, an Egg Hunt and Parade. Presented by 104.1 WABD. Free admission! Fun for the whole family!

03/27: Easter Sunrise Service
6:30am, Bellingrath Gardens and Home. As the sun rises over Bellingrath Gardens and Home on Easter Sunday, March 27, guests are invited to come and enjoy a special Sunrise Service with friends and family on Live Oak Plaza. The service will begin at 6:30 AM and is open to everyone in the community. During the service an offering will be collected to benefit Family Promise of Coastal Alabama. Complimentary admission will be given to guests from 6 – 8 AM on Easter Sunday. A limited number of chairs will be set up and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the service will be held in the Magnolia Café. A breakfast will be available in the Magnolia Café from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at $9.95 for adults and $7.95 for children.

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03/29: Courtesy Wins With Dan Brennan
5:30pm, The Exchange 202. What happens when we as members of our community recognize and enact simple forms of courtesy? What could our community be if we built relationships with people, not based on what they could do for us, but because how they help impact us? Dan Brennan, co-host of the Dan & Shelby show on 95KSJ is our featured speaker for The Exchange 202’s Happy Hour event as they continue the exploration in March on “Building Community.”

03/30: Paint Your Pooch Party
6-9pm, Satori Coffee House. Come paint a custom portrait of your dog or cat (or horse, bunny, ferret, pig, etc.) and help out Delta Dogs at the same time. Artist Suzy Beique Laney will be leading us in painting our pets and you’ll head home with a masterpiece. Suzy will get your canvas started for you (think paint by numbers) with a photo that you provide and guide us in painting a fantastic pet portrait. ZERO experience is necessary and it is incredibly fun! Click the link above to find out how to reserve your spot! $25 registration fee goes directly to Delta Dogs.

Upcoming Events:
4/2: Puttin’ On The Gritz
7pm, Fairhope Civic Center. The Eastern Shore Art Center celebrates all good Southern things with their 2nd annual fundraising event! This year’s theme: Bacon, Bourbon, and Boots! Guests are invited to be creative in their attire and take part in a fun night, while supporting our local arts community. Tickets: $75. Buy 4, get the 5th FREE! Purchase online at the link above, by phone (251) 928-2228 ext 107 or pick up at the Eastern Shore Art Center.

4/2: Gumbo Chili Showdown
10:30am, Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The students of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine are proud to announce the return of the USA College of Medicine Gumbo Chili Showdown. The GCS is a culinary competition to see who can prepare the very best pot of gumbo or chili. Teams of five students, faculty, physicians, or community members prepare their food for hundreds of guests who then have the ability to vote on their favorite gumbo and chili. All of the funds collected benefit the Regan Robinson Young Scholarship. Create a team! Teams will compete against one another for the crown of Best Gumbo/Chili as judged by both the audience and faculty/celebrity judges. Teams consist of 5 members. Student/Resident teams cost $75, while all non-student teams are $150. This is a per team fee. Anyone interested in creating a team should email gumbochili@gmail.com.

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 3/16-3/23

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Leprechan
Featured Photo: Can you believe it’s been 10 years since the Leprechaun sighting in Crichton?! Or “It could’a been a crackhead”. We may never know! Hope you have your green ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow! Photo Credit: WPMI & Al.com

CONTEST TIME- WIN 2 FREE ROUNDS OF MINI GOLF AT THE PUTTING PLACE! THE WEATHER IS PERFECT FOR A LITTLE PUTT PUTT!!

3/17: St. Patrick’s Day at O’Daly’s
6am-12am, O’Daly’s Irish Pub. Get your St. Patrick’s Day started off with a little green eggs at this years DAY-LONG celebration at O’Daly’s. $1 Beer specials and Sham-rock out all day to local bands such as Greg DeLuca, Dale Drinkard, Lee Yankie and Harrison McInnis. Don’t forget to wear your green!! Stay and play in Downtown Mobile all day- restaurants and shops will be open late for the fun!

3/18-3/20: Plantasia
9-4pm Fri & Sat, 11-4 Sun. Mobile Botanical Gardens. HUGE THREE DAY PLANT SALE!  The best plants for the Gulf Coast will soon fill the Great Lawn at MBG. This is your chance to replace some sad plants, add that stunning camellia you saw in the WinterGarden, or even start over in your garden, should you choose.What will Plantasia have? Honestly, A LOT. All your favorites, of course – azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas and such. But also trees – like fringe, river birch, chaste, and an assortment of oaks. Want to grow things you can eat? We’ll have Satsumas, Meyer lemons, blueberries, and lots of veggies, including a wide variety of tomatoes. This year we’ve even added a new section: Native Wildflowers — just wait until you see the beauties we’ve found for you this year! Free admission.

3/18-3/20: 64th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
10-6pm, Fri & Sat, 10-5pm Sun. Fairhope, Al. The 64th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is a weekend long event in beautiful Downtown Fairhope The festival is free to the public. More than 200 exhibitors will bring their best works from all over the country, including many from the Southeast. Enjoy live entertainment and delicious food during this great 3-day event. There’s something for everyone!

3/18-3/19: Shrek The Musical
7pm Fri & Sat, 2pm Sat. St. Paul’s Moorer Theater. Watch your favorite Dreamworks movie come to life- Shrek The Musical will be a fun family event for all! The St. Paul’s Players put on this annual Spring Show. Sure to be entertaining! Tickets are $10, contact 251-342-6700 .

3/18: Spring Into A Beautiful You- Sip & Shop
5:30pm, The Pillars. Spring Into A Beautiful You is an event designed just for women! Come out and get ready for Spring from head to toe! Lots of vendors including the Bottega Collection Fashion Truck, Stella & Dot, Beautycounter and MANY more-jewelry, baby clothes, sweet treats and artists! Detour Fitness will even be offering a FREE chair routine class!! Cash bar, door prizes, food and fun! Don’t miss out!

 

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3/19: 39th Annual Azalea Trail Run
7:45, Mobile Civic Center. Get registered for the 39th Annual Azalea Trail Run. The run offers 3 courses- 10k, 5k and a 2k Fun Run.  All races will start and finish close to the Mobile Civic Center. All courses are flat and fast. Water stations are provided along the course.Walkers and Race Walkers and race walkers are encouraged and welcome to participate! This is a Mobile Tradition that you don’t want to miss!

3/19: Downtown Cajun Cook-Off
10-2pm, Cathedral Square. Cunningham Bounds, LLC  presents the Downtown Cajun Cook-Off to benefit the Child Advocacy Center on Saturday. Twenty two of downtown’s favorite restaurants will feature samplings of their best Cajun cuisine during this event. Bud Light and live music will be on hand!Jason Smith, Chief Meteorologist of FOX10 will be serving as Honorary Chairman. Tickets available at Mellow Mushroom, BugMaster and The Garage and online.

3/19: Callaghan’s Street Party
11am, Callaghans Irish Social Club. Home of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day street party in Alabama. Join in on this all day party with some green beer and lots of entertainment! Thousands of your best friends will be there!

3/19: 3rd Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
8am, Bellingrath Gardens, Families are invited to join us for the 3rd Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Magnolia Café. Make your reservations to join us for pancakes, sausages, fruit and beverages. Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will be visiting guests at their tables throughout the breakfast. Breakfast will be $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children ages 5-12 and $5.00 for children 4 and under. Be sure to make your reservations early as seating is limited.

3/19: Bellingrath Gardens and Home- Easter Egg Hunt
9am, Bellingrath Gardens. Join Bellingrath for some “eggstra” special Easter fun! Bellingrath is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Great Lawn. Thousands of Easter eggs will decorate the luxurious lawn for children to scurry and collect. There will be special hunts for different age groups as well as prizes, candy and activities, which makes this a perfect event for your entire family. The Easter Egg Hunts will begin at 9 AM on the Great Lawn. Children are invited to participate in one of three Egg Hunts depending on their age (Check Website for details). Crafts, snacks and pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available. Open to the public, free for members. $13 for adults, $7.50 for 5-12 years olds, under 4 is free.

3/19: The Mystery of Shamrock Pub
6:30pm, Mobile Carnival Museum. The Mobile Mystery Dinner Players are back with another play sure to send your mind wondering “Who Done It?” once again! The setting is a pub in Ireland where greed and jealousy take over leading to a murder..but who’s to blame? Open bar and a full 4 course dinner provided with ticket.

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3/20: Brides Just Wanna Have Fun Expo
1-4pm, Mobile Marriott. Join the Brides Just Wanna Have Fun Bridal Expo’s as we turn the beautiful Mobile Marriott into a Bride to Be’s Dream with vendors, door prizes, grand prizes and everything you can image to plan your perfect wedding.Looking for the perfect ideas on fashion for your entire engagement and your wedding day? We will have fashion shows that will not only INSPIRE you but help you with amazing ideas for everything from hanging with your friends 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!

3/20: The Rock & Worship Roadshow
6pm, Mitchell Center. Mark your calendar and come out for a night of rock & worship with Christian music favorites Newsboys, Jeremy Camp and Mandisa, along with Phil Wickham, Family Force 5 and Audio Adrenaline. Join us for a Pre-show Party before each show with artists Danny Gokey (host) and Citizen Way. Shaun Groves returns to the Rock & Worship Roadshow as the event’s guest speaker. You get to see ALL of these artists for just $10 at the door!

3/22: Finding Kind
6pm, St. Ignatius Gym. Join Claire’s Hope SPL and our District Attorney Ashley Rich as we ignite the Girls of Mobile to throw kindness around like Confetti! We will be watching the documentary Finding Kind! As girls we have all been a victim of bullying at one time or another, and I’m sure we would all agree that it’s no fun. Let’s say no to bullying and YES to finding kindness. All ages are welcome to join. Free Admission.

 

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What’s Happening in Mobile the Week of 03/09-03/16

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Robert Plant
Featured Photo: Look who’s in town! Robert Plant, lead singer of Led Zeppelin! Roast-master Joe at Serda’s was able to get his autograph. We hope he got to enjoy some world famous (and local favorite) Serda’s coffee.   Photo Credit: Serda’s Coffee Co. | Facebook.com

2 CONTESTS-
WIN 2 FREE PASSES TO THIS WEEKEND’S HISTORIC HOMES TOUR IN LEINKAUF
WIN 4 PASSES TO THE NASCAR 150 POLE NIGHT ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT MOBILE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

3/10-13: Providence Hospital- Festival of Flowers
9-5pm, Providence Hospital. Savor one of Mobile’s most “scentsational” experiences! The Festival of Flowers, produced by the Providence Hospital Foundation, celebrates its 23rd year with its most impressive array of blooming beauty on March 10 – 13, 2016! This year’s festival, entitled “Taking Flight to a World of Gardens” showcases creative interpretations of breathtaking landscape and architectural designs unique to our area. The Festival of Flowers continues to enchant, entertain and educate visitors of all ages with over eight acres of exhibits under tent and sky. 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.

03/10: Night Market
5-9pm, Mobile Museum of Art. MMofA hosts a quarterly Night Market that showcases makers, artists, artisans, and craftsmen who make locally-sourced, handmade goods. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food, drink, and music.

03/10: Fitness Fest
5:30pm, Hearin-Chandler YMCA. Get ready for an evening of HEALTHY fun for the WHOLE family!!!! Fitness Fest Activities include: Healthy Eating Seminar, Group Ex Class Sampler, PurMotion Machine Demos, Kid-Friendly Classes, Face Painting and Dinner and Dessert! ALL this for only $15 (Adult) and $5 (kids 12 and under). Donation of an Easter basket filled with toys and treats will get you $5 off your adult entry fee! Baskets will be donated to local charities. 

03/10: Wine, Women & Shoes
6-9pm, Alabama Cruise Terminal. Join in a fabulous fun night out! Wine, Women & Shoes is a charity event benefiting Camp Rap-A-Hope. Come sip on world class wines, shop designer fashions, mingle with charming Shoe Guys, bid on incredible auction items, taste delicious food and more! 

03/10: Spark Talks – “Da Vinci in Context: An Artistic Journey Through the Renaissance”
6pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. Come listen to Dr. Lindeman discuss Leonardo Da Vinci and his art and how it helped shape the Renaissance. The Spark Talk begins at 6 p.m. Admission for the Spark Talk are $6 per person and can be paid at the box office the evening of the event. For more information call the Gulf Coast Exploreum Box Office at 208-6893.

03/11: LoDa Art Walk- Leprechaun Walk
6-9pm, Downtown Dauphin Street. This month’s art walk is going green– Leprechaun style. Participating downtown stores and art galleries will each have their own leprechaun: it can be as simple as a print out of the infamous “leprechaun sketch,” a person dressed up, or an elaborate leprechaun made by an artist. . There will be a raffle at the Mobile Arts Council at 8:45 PM on ArtWalk night for a “Pot O’ Gold” filled with prizes for anyone that has a voucher from each Leprechaun Walk location. Extra entries for selfies with each business’s leprechaun. Participants MUST BE PRESENT at the drawing to win the Pot O’ Gold.

 

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03/11-03/14: The Compassion Experience
Mount Hebron Church. This free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools without getting on a plane. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope.

03/11-03/12: Nascar K&N Pro-Series 150
Mobile International Speedway.Presented by Mobile Sports Authority. Friday (Pole Night) is practice for everyone K&N and local followed by qualify for K&N pole for the Saturday race. The local race featuring trucks sportsmen and bomber series will follow. Saturday ticket offices open at 9am, grandstands open at 10am followed by autograph sessions, open garage and pre-race ceremonies.

03/11-03/12: 47th Annual Historic Homes Tour
10-4pm, The Pillars of Mobile. The Historic Mobile Homes Tour is a tour of selected historic properties located in the Leinkauf Historic District. These homes are truly one of a kind properties with rich histories and architecture that will make you appreciate the details.

03/12: Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day
All day, at participating museums nationwide. Get out and get in FREE! Smithsonian Magazine has partnered up with museums all over the country to offer free entry for attendees. Just download a pass at the link above.

03/12: Jubilee Bargains 2016
7-3pm, 314 S. University Blvd. More than 35,000 square feet filled with slightly used, completely amazing merchandise! Jubilee Bargains is Junior League of Mobile’s newest fundraiser. Now in its fifth 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.

03/12: Shamrock Shuffle 5K and Fun Run
8am,  Dawes Intermediate School. Proceeds from the Shamrock Shuffle benefit Andrew Carpenter, a Mobile County Public School student, who needs help covering the costs of physical therapy and other medical procedures. The school with the most participation will be recognized on race day. Fantastic food and beverage will be available after the race.

03/12: Let’s Get It 5K
9:30am, Mellow Mushroom at the Loop. 3rd Annual 5k benefiting The Wounded Warrior Project in memory of former U.S. Marine, Justin Hasty. Justin served in the U.S. Marine Corp and was an avid runner.   Saturday, March 12, 2016 using Mellow Miler’s route.  Registration begins at 9:30am with 5k starting at 11am. 5K follows the Mellow Milers route. Food and beverages will be available for purchase after the race. All participants will be eligible for door prizes.

03/12: O’Hooligan’s Ball and Green Dress Run
12pm, O’Daly’s Irish Pub. Green Dress Run is a certified 5K course through downtown. 5K will be followed by performances by Fat Lincoln, Ashanti Floyd “The Man Violinist” and Who’s Bad along with an awards ceremony. All racers get green beer and entry into the after party!

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03/12-03/13: Swan Lake
7:30pm, Saturday 2:30pm Sunday. Under the artistic direction of Winthrop Corey, the Mobile Ballet’s production of Swan Lake is sure to impress. For 28 years, Mobile Ballet has provided superior dance education, presented quality performances and promoted the ballet to the community as an expression of the human spirit.

03/13: Brunch & Brushes
2pm, Moe’s BBQ Downtown. Brunch and Brushes at Moe’s Original Bar B Que in downtown Mobile is a fundraiser benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Spend your afternoon painting an abstract canvas with artist Becky Jones of P’zazz Art Studio of Fairhope! Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a mimosa bar provided by Moes Bar B Que all while listening to the sweet voice of Andy Citrin Music! A donation of $35 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 from various donors!  Please email Amber at AraeForbes@gmail.com to reserve your spot and make your donation. Limited spots available so don’t miss out on this fun event!!

03/15: Elton John
8pm, Mobile Civic Center. Quite possibly the most exciting concert to come to Mobile in a long time! Come hear this legendary voice as he comes to Mobile one more time! He’s sure to share the classics as well as some new sounds. Don’t miss out, limited seating available.

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What’s Happening in Mobile 3/2 – 3/9

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Hutchens Elementary Teachers Kim Elliot, Nicole Callaghan and Stephanie Pettis happily got dressed up to celebrate! Photo Credit: Facebook.com

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03/03: Night in the Light
6pm, The Grounds. Light of the Village is hosting its 5th Annual Night in the Light Celebration. Light of the Village is a minisrty located in the heart of Alabama Village and provides a variety of programs for the community. Come learn about all that God is doing inside the Alabama Village and hear from special guest former Navy SEAL Master Chief Hershel Davis. Join the fight for the Light!

03/03: 1950’s Cocktail Party
5:30pm, Mobile West Regional Library. Join the Mobile Writers Guild and the Friends of the Mobile Public Library for a sizzling 1950’s New York style cocktail party celebrating New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin. Ms. Benjamin, author of The Aviator’s Wife returns with a triumphant new novel, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, about New York’s “Swans” of the 1950’s and the scandalous, headline-making, and enthralling friendship between literary legend Truman Capote and peerless socialite Babe Paley. Cocktails and refreshments begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by Ms. Benjamin’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. Food is provided by Bay Gourmet. Fashion of the era is encouraged – prizes will be awarded! Tickets are $25.00 or $40.00 per couple.

03/04-03/05: Spring Inspirations Market
9-3:30pm, Dauphin Way Baptist Church. The Student Ministry of Dauphin Way Baptist Church is hosting “Spring Inspirations Market”. This two-day market will consist of new vendors selling antiques, home décor, varieties of art, gifts, yard décor, crafts, ladies & children’s boutique clothing and accessories, jewelry, cosmetics and more! They will have a food sampling area, door prizes and a grand prize drawing. Kids Day will be Saturday, March 5th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, with FREE pictures made with the Easter Bunny and other fun Easter Activities! Admission is FREE!

03/04-05: Over the Edge
12pm, Mobile Marriott. Over the Edge gives participants the opportunity to help the less fortunate in our area AND experience the thrill of rappelling over 200 feet while friends, family, and the community watch.  Fantastic local celebrities and media personalities scheduled to rappel on Friday, March 4 with the main event taking place the following day.

 

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03/05: TOUR de LADR Bike Race
7:30am, Point Clear. The Medical Society of Mobile County invites you to join us for our Annual Tour de LADR Bike Race! The Tour is a 21.4 mile bike ride through the flat lands of Baldwin County. It starts and ends at the Grand Hotel with the halfway turnaround being at Pelican Point. This bike ride is perfect for bicyclists and bicycles of all shapes, sizes and speeds! Helmets are required.100% of the registration fees go to Camp Rap-A-Hope, a camp for children with cancer.

03/05: 27th Annual American Cancer Society Chili Cook-off
11am, The Grounds. Join us at the American Cancer Society 27th Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by TRAX Tire Pros for a spectacular, fun-filled day of food, fun and entertainment! The 27th 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 and life saving research.

3/6: MECCORE String Quartet
3pm, USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. Established in 2007, the Meccore String Quartet is one of Poland’s most compelling young ensembles. For many years they have been a treat for music lovers in Europe and America. They have performed during most important music festivals such as Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as well as in many prestigious concert halls such as the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Beethovenhaus in Bonn and Frick Collection in New York. Come hear the beautiful sounds of this group!

03/07: LoveTrain Tour
7pm, Soul Kitchen. CeeLo Green presents the Love Train Tour.  Get adv tickets at the link above, by calling 866.468.7630 or at Mellow Mushooms (Mobile locations).General Admission tickets are $27 in adv and $30 day of show. Under 18 must be with a parent. Performing as part of the Miller Lite Concert Series.

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03/08: National Pancake Day
7am-7pm, IHOP. During National Pancake Day, IHOP’s largest philanthropic event of the year, more than 1,500 restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes. Guests are encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to our hospital, the Mobile region’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals member. And even better – guests who make a $5 donation will receive a coupon good for $5 off their next visit! Both Mobile locations are participating- 3912 Airport Blvd, 4375 Rangeline Road.  

03/08: Be The Light 2016 Gala
5pm, Mobile Convention Center. The Women’s Resource Center Annual Spring Gala benefiting Save a Life Mobile. Special guest speaker, Roland C. Warren and music provided by Don Moen. Silent Auction begins at 5pm, dinner begins at 6pm. Tickets start at $65.

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What’s Happening in Mobile 3/2 – 3/9

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in RunDown | No Comments

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Featured Photo: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Hutchens Elementary Teachers Kim Elliot, Nicole Callaghan and Stephanie Pettis happily got dressed up to celebrate! Photo Credit: Facebook.com

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03/03: Night in the Light
6pm, The Grounds. Light of the Village is hosting its 5th Annual Night in the Light Celebration. Light of the Village is a minisrty located in the heart of Alabama Village and provides a variety of programs for the community. Come learn about all that God is doing inside the Alabama Village and hear from special guest former Navy SEAL Master Chief Hershel Davis. Join the fight for the Light!

03/03: 1950’s Cocktail Party
5:30pm, Mobile West Regional Library. Join the Mobile Writers Guild and the Friends of the Mobile Public Library for a sizzling 1950’s New York style cocktail party celebrating New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin. Ms. Benjamin, author of The Aviator’s Wife returns with a triumphant new novel, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, about New York’s “Swans” of the 1950’s and the scandalous, headline-making, and enthralling friendship between literary legend Truman Capote and peerless socialite Babe Paley. Cocktails and refreshments begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by Ms. Benjamin’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. Food is provided by Bay Gourmet. Fashion of the era is encouraged – prizes will be awarded! Tickets are $25.00 or $40.00 per couple.

03/04-03/05: Spring Inspirations Market
9-3:30pm, Dauphin Way Baptist Church. The Student Ministry of Dauphin Way Baptist Church is hosting “Spring Inspirations Market”. This two-day market will consist of new vendors selling antiques, home décor, varieties of art, gifts, yard décor, crafts, ladies & children’s boutique clothing and accessories, jewelry, cosmetics and more! They will have a food sampling area, door prizes and a grand prize drawing. Kids Day will be Saturday, March 5th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, with FREE pictures made with the Easter Bunny and other fun Easter Activities! Admission is FREE!

03/04-05: Over the Edge
12pm, Mobile Marriott. Over the Edge gives participants the opportunity to help the less fortunate in our area AND experience the thrill of rappelling over 200 feet while friends, family, and the community watch.  Fantastic local celebrities and media personalities scheduled to rappel on Friday, March 4 with the main event taking place the following day.

 

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03/05: TOUR de LADR Bike Race
7:30am, Point Clear. The Medical Society of Mobile County invites you to join us for our Annual Tour de LADR Bike Race! The Tour is a 21.4 mile bike ride through the flat lands of Baldwin County. It starts and ends at the Grand Hotel with the halfway turnaround being at Pelican Point. This bike ride is perfect for bicyclists and bicycles of all shapes, sizes and speeds! Helmets are required.100% of the registration fees go to Camp Rap-A-Hope, a camp for children with cancer.

03/05: 27th Annual American Cancer Society Chili Cook-off
11am, The Grounds. Join us at the American Cancer Society 27th Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by TRAX Tire Pros for a spectacular, fun-filled day of food, fun and entertainment! The 27th 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 and life saving research.

3/6: MECCORE String Quartet
3pm, USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. Established in 2007, the Meccore String Quartet is one of Poland’s most compelling young ensembles. For many years they have been a treat for music lovers in Europe and America. They have performed during most important music festivals such as Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as well as in many prestigious concert halls such as the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Beethovenhaus in Bonn and Frick Collection in New York. Come hear the beautiful sounds of this group!

03/07: LoveTrain Tour
7pm, Soul Kitchen. CeeLo Green presents the Love Train Tour.  Get adv tickets at the link above, by calling 866.468.7630 or at Mellow Mushooms (Mobile locations).General Admission tickets are $27 in adv and $30 day of show. Under 18 must be with a parent. Performing as part of the Miller Lite Concert Series.

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03/08: National Pancake Day
7am-7pm, IHOP. During National Pancake Day, IHOP’s largest philanthropic event of the year, more than 1,500 restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes. Guests are encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to our hospital, the Mobile region’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals member. And even better – guests who make a $5 donation will receive a coupon good for $5 off their next visit! Both Mobile locations are participating- 3912 Airport Blvd, 4375 Rangeline Road.  

03/08: Be The Light 2016 Gala
5pm, Mobile Convention Center. The Women’s Resource Center Annual Spring Gala benefiting Save a Life Mobile. Special guest speaker, Roland C. Warren and music provided by Don Moen. Silent Auction begins at 5pm, dinner begins at 6pm. Tickets start at $65.

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