What’s Happening the Week of 09/17

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LODA Artwalk was booming, and Gallery 450 was busy as the New Kid on the Block.

9/18: Food and Folly:
Fort Whiting Armory: Join Us For Our 5th Annual Food & Folly Event at the Fort Whiting Armory 6:30-9:30 pm to sample food from the area’s top chefs! All proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy!

9/18:  Fall season of GO Kickball- Come join the party with 700+ of your closest friends! Late Sign-up for leagues in Mobile and Daphne by Sept. 18th.

9/18: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun:
Alabama Cruise Terminal: Grab your girlfriends for an unbelievable evening of manicures, make-overs, shopping and more at the 8th Annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun event from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Alabama Cruise Terminal, presented by Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, this evening is a great way to do a little something for yourself and a lot for families of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile!

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9/19- 9/21: Yellow Carpet Premiere of the film Yellow Day:
Downtown Mobile, Civic Center Theater: Yellow Day, a feature film, was created by a community of people seeking a new entertainment culture. This new culture strives for excellence, beauty and great storytelling!

9/19-9/21: Into the Woods:
Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S Carlen St, Mobile: Join us as we kick off our 68th consecutive season of community theater! You DO NOT want to miss this show! The story of a childless baker and his wife, their quest to begin a family and their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them. Includes their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.

9/20: 7th Annual GO RUN:
University of South Alabama, Main Campus -Moulton Tower: This 5k and 1 mile fun run will be on USA’s main campus and all proceeds benefit gynecologist cancer research at USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. • Race begins at 8:00 a.m. Certified race route • Live Entertainment • Kids Zone • New this year… Dunk the Doctors!

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9/20: Walk to End Alzheimer’s:
Fairhope Pier, Fairhope: Wear your purple and help raise awareness at the inaugural Eastern Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This promises to be an anticipated annual event for the entire family. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., the opening ceremony is at 8:45 a.m. and the walk will start at 9 a.m.

9/20: 27th Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup:
Mobile and Baldwin Counties: The 27th Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, September 20th, 2014, from 8:00 am until noon. You or your organization can make a difference by volunteering to clean up our cherished coastal area at one of 28 zones throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties.

9/21-9/27: Mobile Fashion Week:
Downtown Mobile: This will be a week Mobile will never forget. A portion of ticket sales, and sponsorship donations will be donated to “The Penelope House” and “Camp Rap-A-Hope.” The first 4 days will include a total of 16+ boutiques – featuring 4+ each day. Each of these featured boutiques will offer some great choices for those carrying their Fashion Week passes. Fashion Week ticket holders will be offered either a minimum of 20% off, gift with purchase, or a percentage of the sales will go to our charities. The last two days will be two completely different New York style runway shows, featuring different stores, boutiques, sponsors, etc. Don’t miss out!

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9/23: Vintage Inspiration: The Brides of Downton Abbey:
Bragg Mitchell: Spend time for a morning coffee or afternoon tea and enjoy the wit and wisdom of Amazon bestselling author, Cornelia Powell. Ms. Powell is a former Vogue magazine associate editor and served on the Costume Society of America’s Board of Directors.As a wedding folklorist and costume historian, Ms. Powell will combine behind-the-scenes stories of the Downton Abbey designers with stories of wedding folklore, tiara legends and intriguing bits of fashion history. This presentation is full of beautiful images, commentary, and anecdotes from the costume designers themselves. This informative fundraiser is to help continue the restoration and operation of the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, one of Mobile’s greatest treasures.

9/25: Columns and Cocktails:
Emanuel-Pake-Staples Building, 100 North Royal St.: Historic Mobile Preservation Society invites you to attend Columns & Cocktails from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Join us at this historic downtown venue listed on the National Register for the HMPS Preservation Awards and a live art auction! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and, of course, cocktails!

9/26: Art Works – The Throwdown 3:
318 Dauphin Street, Downtown Mobile:  From 6-9 PM, Five Mobile area artists compete in a battle of creativity, producing new works of art in 90 minutes, in an evening that also includes a silent auction of art and other items, music, food, and beverages.

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What’s Happening the Week of 09/10

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9/10: Unity Prayer Around the Fountain:
Downtown Mobile, Spanish Plaza Park 401 Government Street : People gather in Prayer for Saturday & Sunday Unity Walk/Health Fair Community Event. Start/End Time: 6:30pm, 8:00pm.

9/11: Art of the Entree: Brandon Trash
Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Dr.: Enjoy chefs around Mobile as they share everything from their culinary ideas and thoughts, to the smells and tastes that make their creations unique and appealing to you. In this segment, Faulkner State’s well-acclaimed Chef Brandon Thrash shares his knowledge of the culinary arts.

9/11: Tedeschi Trucks Band Concert:
Saenger Theatre, 6. S. Joachim St.: Tedeschi Trucks Band delivers an electrifying blend of blues, soul, jazz, and rock drawing from an ever-evolving song list.  The group is now touring North America behind the release of its second studio effort, Made Up Mind –which entered Billboard’s top 200 at #11 and was hailed by Rolling Stone as “equal parts Stax and Muscle Shoals without dilution of either.”


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9/12: The Azalea City Cross Country Classic:
The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road North: The University of South Alabama’s 2014 Azalea City Cross Country Classic will be on September 12, 2014 at 2pm held at The Grounds. All entries must be received no later than Tues., Sept., 9, 2014 by Midnight. The top 2 teams in each division will receive a plaque and the top ten finishers in the High School & College divisions will receive t-shirts.

9/12: LoDa Artwalk:
Downtown Mobile, Lower Dauphin Street: Exhibitions (with receptions) and entertainment in a variety of downtown galleries and other venues. City of Mobile Neighborhood and Community Services. Second Fri, 6 – 9 PM. LoDa Arts District (LOwer DAuphin St) Check NCS website for complete list of activities/map after noon the day of the event.

9/12-9/21: Into the Woods:
Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S Carlen St, Mobile: Join us as we kick off our 68th consecutive season of community theater! You DO NOT want to miss this show! The story of a childless baker and his wife, their quest to begin a family and their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them. Includes their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.

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9/12: “The Examined Life”:
Optera Creative, 5 North Jackson Street: An exhibition of acrylic, color pencil, ink, and giclée works by Lynda Smith Touart, during the month of September at Optera Creative, 5 North Jackson Street, in downtown Mobile. Opening reception during LoDa Artwalk, September 12, 6 p.m.

9/13: Voice of Jerusalem + Jerusalem Imax Film:
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street: Voices of Jerusalem depicts the rich story of Jerusalem through artifacts, photographs and a lecture series, complimenting the National Geographic film Jerusalem. Jerusalem immerses audiences in a rare bird’s-eye view of the city, granting exclusive access to iconic holy sites and little-known parts of the region in an inspiring, giant screen film experience. You won’t want to miss this!

9/13: 3rd Annual Blues and Grooves Music Festival:
Malaga Inn, 359 Church St.:A heart-warming event where several blues bands donate their talent to help raise awareness about Down syndrome with the goal of demonstrating that people with Down syndrome are more alike than different. There will be a silent auction, games, vendors and lots of fun! Sponsored by the Down Syndrome Society of Mobile County.

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9/16: Yellow Carpet Premiere of the film Yellow Day:
Downtown Mobile, Civic Center Theater: Yellow Day, a feature film, was created by a community of people seeking a new entertainment culture. This new culture strives for excellence, beauty and great storytelling.  Buy one ticket to the Yellow Carpet Premiere and get 2 additional tickets to Premiere Cinemas for showings on September 19-21!

9/18:  Fall season of GO Kickball- Come join the party with 700+ of your closest friends! Late Sign-up for leagues in Mobile and Daphne by Sep 18th.

Upcoming Event: 9/25: Columns and Cocktails:
Emanuel-Pake-Staples Building, 100 North Royal St.: Historic Mobile Preservation Society invites you to attend Columns & Cocktails from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Join us at this historic downtown venue listed on the National Register for the HMPS Preservation Awards and a live art auction! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and, of course, cocktails!

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What’s Happening the Week of 09/03

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Bike Flash Mob
Over 200 riders join in on Delta Bike Project’s Flash Mob — more info here. (photo courtesy of Facebook).

9/4: Master Gardeners: The Wonderful World of Ferns:
Jon Archer Center, 1070 Schillinger Rd, N. Mobile: Presenter Eleanor Craig of Fern Ridge Farms of Cedar Bluff, Al will give a presentation on Ferns! Fern Ridge Farms is a small retail nursery located in Northeast Alabama specializing in hardy garden ferns. They presently grow over 75 varieties of garden ferns in quart, gallon sizes, and 3-gallon sizes.  Eleanor will bring a variety ferns for purchase and talk about the care and maintenance of ferns. A wonderful opportunity to learn more about a much-loved garden plant that has been in existence for a very long time.

9/4: 16th Annual Chef Challenge:
Alabama Cruise Terminal, downtown Mobile: Join Bay Area Food Bank as they kick-off Hunger Action Month with the 16th Annual Chef Challenge – A Challenge to End Hunger, from 6 – 9 p.m. Guests will enjoy cuisine from some of our area’s most celebrated chefs, live music from Roman Street, and a vast silent auction.  Admission is $50 per person in advance and $60 per person the day of.  All proceeds from Chef Challenge will be used by the food bank to continue distributing food to those in need throughout the Central Gulf Coast.

9/5: First Friday Artwalk:
Downtown Fairhope: Exhibit openings–with guest artists, refreshments and live entertainment – at a variety of venues; map of participating venues, including specialty shops and restaurants, available at the Eastern Shore Art Center – 401 Oak St. 6 – 8 PM.

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9/5-9/21: Into the Woods:
Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S Carlen St, Mobile: Join us as we kick off our 68th consecutive season of community theater! You DO NOT want to miss this show! The story of a childless baker and his wife, their quest to begin a family and their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them. Includes their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.

9/5- 9/6: Coastal Alabama’s Farmers & Fisherman’s Market:
20733 Miflin Road, Foley, Alabama: Enjoy healthier, tastier, and a sustainable food source from the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermen’s Market! Fridays 2:00-6:00 PM, Saturdays 9:00-2:00PM! EAT FRESH! EAT LOCAL!

9/7: Free Sunday at the History Museum of Mobile:
History Museum of Mobile, 111 S. Royal Street: Join us at the History Museum of Mobile for FREE Admission Sunday on September 7th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Come register for library cards, learn about Mobile’s past authors, view local artist, Todd Duren’s modern interpretation of Alice in Wonderland, and enjoy a literary themed craft activity with the Mobile Public Library staff.

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9/8:  Fall season of GO Kickball- Come join the party with 700+ of your closest friends! Sign-up for leagues in Mobile and Daphne by Sep 8.

9/9: “The Examined Life”:
Optera Creative, 5 North Jackson Street: An exhibition of acrylic, color pencil, ink, and giclée works by Lynda Smith Touart, during the month of September at Optera Creative, 5 North Jackson Street, in downtown Mobile. Opening reception during LoDa Artwalk, September 12, 6 p.m.

9/9: The Azalea City Cross Country Classic:
The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road North: The University of South Alabama’s 2014 Azalea City Cross Country Classic will be on September 12, 2014 at 2pm held at The Grounds. All entries must be received no later than Tues., Sept., 9, 2014 by Midnight. The top 2 teams in each division will receive a plaque and the top ten finishers in the High School & College divisions will receive t-shirts. Contact Coach Paul Brueske for more information: 251-460-7656; pbrueske@southalabama.edu or Katie Faggard – 251-377-2917 or katie@vmragency.com

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Upcoming Event: 9/16: Yellow Carpet Premiere of the film Yellow Day:
Downtown Mobile, Civic Center Theater: Yellow Day, a feature film, was created by a community of people seeking a new entertainment culture. This new culture strives for excellence, beauty and great storytelling.  Buy one ticket to the Yellow Carpet Premiere and get 2 additional tickets to Premiere Cinemas for showings on September 19-21!

Upcoming Event: 9/25: Columns and Cocktails:
Emanuel-Pake-Staples Building, 100 North Royal St.: Historic Mobile Preservation Society invites you to attend Columns & Cocktails from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Join us at this historic downtown venue listed on the National Register for the HMPS Preservation Awards and a live art auction! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and, of course, cocktails!

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What’s Happening the Week of 08/27

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proposed I-10 bridge
What view of proposed I-10 bridge could look like at night.  Thoughts? (photo courtesy of AL-DOT via Twitter)

8/27: Mobile Chamber of Commerce Business Expo:
Mobile Convention Center:  Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Business Expo gives Mobile Area Chamber members an opportunity to promote and market their companies at Mobile’s largest business-to-business trade show. Attendance exceeded 2,100 people and 220 exhibitors in 2013. The Mobile Area Chamber’s seventh annual Expo Luncheon will have keynote speaker will be James L. (Jim) Busby, chairman and chief operating officer of CentraLite Systems Inc.  Busby was recently selected as the Chamber’s 2014 Outstanding Entrepreneur. The luncheon kicks off the Chamber’s annual Business Expo. 1 pm to 6 pm.

8/28: Night Market of Mobile Museum of Art:
Mobile Museum of Art:  Bring your pocketbook and a keen eye for details so you can rack up on one-of-a-kind treasures. Become known for the unique gifts you give! Rack your friends with jealousy for your rare and artful home decor! Finally become recognized as the savant curator of your own life! Also, have a great time just soaking in the talent and supporting local artists. Artists will be doing demos at 6 and 7 p.m. Geaux Boys food truck at 6 p.m. with music by Emily Stuckey. Beer and wine by donation.

8/28: USA Women and Children’s Celebration:
USA Women and Children’s Hospital, 1700 Center Street:  The University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital will hold a grand opening celebration for its new Courtyard, Lobby and Gift Shop from 4 – 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 28 at the hospital.The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.

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8/29-8/31: Steel Magnolias:
Mobile Theatre Guild, 14 N. Lafayette St.: The quintessential story of friendship and trust, Steel Magnolias serves up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie! In the world of Truvy’s local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighborly gossip! Directed by Daniel Mainwaring.

8/29- 8/30: Coastal Alabama’s Farmers & Fisherman’s Market:
20733 Miflin Road, Foley, Alabama: Enjoy healthier, tastier, and a sustainable food source from the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermen’s Market! Fridays 2:00-6:00 PM, Saturdays 9:00-2:00PM! EAT FRESH! EAT LOCAL!

8/30: Distinguish Young Women of Baldwin County:
Faulkner State Performing Arts Center, Bay Minette, AL:  The Distinguished Young Women of Baldwin County will hold its 50th Annual program on Saturday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Faulkner State Performing Arts Center in Bay Minette.  Attendance to the program is open to the public, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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8/30: SeaGrass Concert Series:
Dauphin Island, AL: The South Mobile County Tourism Authority announces the lineup for this year’s THE SEAGRASS concert series set for Saturday, August 30th on Dauphin Island, Alabama. Alabama native Jason Isbell headlines an “all-Americana” day of music also featuring Marc Broussard, Amanda Shires, Lisa Mills and Ryan Balthrop. This year’s concert will be held at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo site which offers ample festival seating space and unobstructed waterfront views of the “official Sunset Capital of Alabama”.

9/4: Master Gardeners: The Wonderful World of Ferns:
Jon Archer Center, 1070 Schillinger Rd, N. Mobile: Presenter Eleanor Craig of Fern Ridge Farms of Cedar Bluff, Al will give a presentation on Ferns! Fern Ridge Farms is a small retail nursery located in Northeast Alabama specializing in hardy garden ferns. They presently grow over 75 varieties of garden ferns in quart, gallon sizes, and 3-gallon sizes.  Eleanor will bring a variety ferns for purchase and talk about the care and maintenance of ferns. A wonderful opportunity to learn more about a much-loved garden plant that has been in existence for a very long time.

9/5: First Friday Artwalk:
Downtown Fairhope: Exhibit openings–with guest artists, refreshments and live entertainment – at a variety of venues; map of participating venues, including specialty shops and restaurants, available at the Eastern Shore Art Center – 401 Oak St. 6 – 8 PM.

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Upcoming Event: 9/8:  Fall season of GO Kickball- Come join the party with 700+ of your closest friends! Sign-up for leagues in Mobile and Daphne by Sep 8.

Upcoming Event: 9/16: Yellow Carpet Premiere of the film Yellow Day:
Downtown Mobile, Civic Center Theater: Yellow Day, a feature film, was created by a community of people seeking a new entertainment culture. This new culture strives for excellence, beauty and great storytelling.  Buy one ticket to the Yellow Carpet Premiere and get 2 additional tickets to Premiere Cinemas for showings on September 19-21!

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What’s Happening the Week of 08/20

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Delta Bike Project - Mobile, AL
Caroline, a 7th grader, helped put together a bike drive that donated 22 bikes – go girl! (photo via FB.com)

8/19- 8/20: Class for Gulf Coast Gardening:
Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Dr.: For beginning and experienced gardeners. Instructor; Bill Finch. Tue, 1 – 3 PM, through Sep 23 or Wed, 6 – 8 PM, through Sep 24.  Don’t miss out, your plants will thank you!

8/21: Eastern Shore Young Professional Social:
The Plow, Piggly Wiggly at the Plantation Pointe Shopping Center:  From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, YPs age 40 and younger are welcome. You do not have to be a member of the Eastern Shore Chamber to attend. Bring a friend. This is a great networking opportunity. Call (251) 928-6387 for more information.

8/22: Rotary Youth Golf Tournament:
Rock Creek Golf Club, 140 Clubhouse Drive, Fairhope: Golf tournament benefiting the Fairhope–Point Clear Rotary Youth Club. Registration and lunch (provided by Subway) at 11 a.m. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Dinner provided by Rotary Youth Club. Every golfer gets a Boston Butt!  Variety of golfer and sponsor packages available starting at $150.

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8/22- 8/23: Coastal Alabama’s Farmers & Fisherman’s Market:
20733 Miflin Road, Foley, Alabama: Enjoy healthier, tastier, and a sustainable food source from the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermen’s Market! Fridays 2:00-6:00 PM, Saturdays 9:00-2:00PM! EAT FRESH! EAT LOCAL!

8/22 -8/23: Pottery Wood Firing Workshop:
Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak Street: Intermediate to advanced students can enjoy this class with Maria as she discusses and demonstrates pottery forms and their functions.  Pottery forms often follow function; to fit the hand or pour a certain liquid.  In this class you’re the artist, so form and surface decoration may come first.  Express yourself!  Friday @ 10am-4pm, Saturday @ 8 am – 8pm.

8/22-8/24: Steel Magnolias:
Mobile Theatre Guild, 14 N. Lafayette St.: The quintessential story of friendship and trust, Steel Magnolias serves up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie! In the world of Truvy’s local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighborly gossip! Directed by Daniel Mainwaring.

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8/23: Dauphin Street Beer Festival:
Dauphin Street, downtown Mobile: Work your way down Dauphin Street, sampling a variety of beers at participating restaurants and bars. From pale ales to darker brews, there’s something on tap for everyone. Purchase a ticket at any participating venue (Crescent Theater, Soul Kitchen and Serda’s Coffee Co.), grab a mug ($25) and a map and drink to your heart’s content!

08/23 – 5th Annual Children’s Cup Regatta – Fairhope Yacht Club:
Fairhope Yacht Club, 101 Volanta Avenue: A family‐friendly event, guests are welcome to watch the races free of charge beginning at 12:30 p.m. Activities will be available for children and adults beginning at 4 p.m. Al’s Activity Area for children will feature a waterslide, arts & crafts, games and a chance to paint with Fairhope artist Ricky Trione. The awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m. featuring live music from Doc Rogers and the Roc Dodgers, a cash bar, silent auction and $5 barbecue plates.

8/23: 2014 Grand Summer Ball:
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, 1 Grand Blvd.: The Eastern Shore’s premier black-tie event promises an evening filled with dinner, dancing and fun. Now in its 28th year, Grand Summer Ball has raised nearly $4 million to support special projects for Thomas Hospital! Don’t miss out on this event!

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8/24: Lap’s Local Sunday Funday:
Lap’s, causeway: Sunday is the last day of the week. It’s the best day of the week. It’s the day you get to finish strong and finish right. Why not extend the weekend festivities just a bit longer? Savour your summer. Celebrate Sundays with some local music:  Sugarcane Jane: 4:00 – 5:15 p.m., Underhill: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.,The Mulligan Brothers: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Don’t miss out!

Upcoming Event: 9/8:  Fall season of GO Kickball- Come join the party with 700+ of your closest friends! Sign-up for leagues in Mobile and Daphne by Sep 8.

Upcoming Event: 9/16: Yellow Carpet Premiere of the film Yellow Day:
Downtown Mobile, Civic Center Theater: Yellow Day, a feature film, was created by a community of people seeking a new entertainment culture. This new culture strives for excellence, beauty and great storytelling.  Buy one ticket to the Yellow Carpet Premiere and get 2 additional tickets to Premiere Cinemas for showings on September 19-21!

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What’s Happening Week of 08/13

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Alabama Restaurant Week
Alabama Restaurant Week is the 15th – 24th.  Get out and try a new joint! (photo via FB.com)

8/13: Kid’s Night at Bridgewater Community Church:
11247 US Highway 31 Spanish Fort: Bring the kids by for a fun-filled movie night; Wednesday night at the movies for kids (ages 3 thru 6th grade)! Movies start at 6 PM.  There will also be free popcorn and drinks. This week’s movie is Wreck it Ralph (Disney)!

8/15: Grand Hotel Beverage Academy:
The Grand Hotel, Fairhope: Please join the Grand Hotel for Alabama’s only beverage academy here in Fairhope, Al. This month, set sail as The Grand Hotel explores the history of rum and we create a few classic cocktails including Daiquiris and Mojitos!

8/15-8/17: Steel Magnolias:
Mobile Theatre Guild, 14 N. Lafayette St.: The quintessential story of friendship and trust, Steel Magnolias serves up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie! In the world of Truvy’s local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighborly gossip! Directed by Daniel Mainwaring.

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8/15- 8/17: Annie!:
Playhouse in the Park, 4851 Museum Dr.: “Annie!” is the captivating show for all ages based on the famous comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” Audiences will delight in the adventures of the fiery young orphan girl whose life goes from rags to riches with her dog Sandy and her wealthy benefactor “Daddy” Warbucks. Fri & Sat, 7:30 PM; Sun, 2:30 PM.) Adult tickets are $15; students & senior tickets are $12.

8/16: Wilmer Hall Fundraiser: Get Fired Up:
Wilmer Hall, Front Lawn, Mobile:  Hungry for some ribs? “FIRED UP” will be smokin’ your ribs all night long!  $30 per slab, and slabs will go at a “first come first serve”  basis! All money raised goes to support Wilmer Hall.

8/16: First annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic:
This fishing tournament will be held along the coastline of Bayou La Batre and the Gulf of Mexico. Join us with a shotgun start at 6am and compete for over 33 different awards including Master and Junior Angler divisional titles! Junior anglers will be allowed to fish from pier and land as well as kayaks! Family and friends… you are invited too! A full day of festivities including live music, fresh food, cold spirits and tons of fun will be in store for you at tournament headquarters at the Bayou La Batre City Docks.

8/19: Coastal Alabama’s Farmers & Fisherman’s Market:
20733 Miflin Road, Foley, Alabama: Enjoy healthier, tastier, and a sustainable food source from the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermen’s Market! Tuesday 2:00-6:00 PM! EAT FRESH! EAT LOCAL!

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8/19- 8/20: Class for Gulf Coast Gardening:
Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Dr.: For beginning and experienced gardeners. Instructor; Bill Finch. Tue, 1 – 3 PM, through Sep 23 or Wed, 6 – 8 PM, through Sep 24.  Don’t miss out, your plants will thank you!

8/23: Dauphin Street Beer Festival:
Dauphin Street, downtown Mobile: Work your way down Dauphin Street, sampling a variety of beers at participating restaurants and bars. From pale ales to darker brews, there’s something on tap for everyone. Purchase a ticket at any participating venue (Crescent Theater, Soul Kitchen and Serda’s Coffee Co.), grab a mug ($25) and a map and drink to your heart’s content!

8/24: Lap’s Local Sunday Funday:
Lap’s, causeway: Sunday is the last day of the week. It’s the best day of the week. It’s the day you get to finish strong and finish right. Why not extend the weekend festivities just a bit longer? Savour your summer. Celebrate Sundays with some local music:  Sugarcane Jane: 4:00 – 5:15 p.m., Underhill: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.,The Mulligan Brothers: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Don’t miss out!

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Upcoming Event: 9/16: Yellow Carpet Premiere of the film Yellow Day:
Downtown Mobile, Civic Center Theater: Yellow Day, a feature film, was created by a community of people seeking a new entertainment culture. This new culture strives for excellence, beauty and great storytelling.  Buy one ticket to the Yellow Carpet Premiere and get 2 additional tickets to Premiere Cinemas for showings on September 19-21!

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What’s Happening 08/06 – 08/13

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Delta Project Bike Mural - Mobile, AL
Even our local officers are getting involved in the Delta Bike Project’s Mural (photo via Facebook.com)

8/06: Founder’s Day/ Walter Bellingrath’s Birthday:
Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.: In honor of Mr Bellingrath (born in Atlanta in 1869; Mobile’s first Coca-Cola bottler and the founder of Bellingrath Gardens and Home), FREE Gardens admission for all Mobile and Baldwin County residents. 8 AM – 5 PM.

8/7: Elvis Tribute Show:
Gulf Shores United Methodist Church, 1720 Gulf Shores Parkway: Come to the “Elvis Remembered” tribute show featuring Shane Tucker and the Promised Land Band wsg. Doors open at 5:45, show starts at 6:30. Tickets on sale for $10 at the church office!

8/7-8/9: Live Music at Big Daddy’s on Fish River:
Live Music every Friday, Saturday & Sunday on the banks of the scenic Fish River, outside of Fairhope AL. This is a FREE and Family Friendly event!

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8/7-8/9: 17th Annual Professional Rodeo:
Foley Horse Arena, 113 E. Rosetta Ave.:  Professional cowboys and cowgirls all over the country are getting ready for their favorite Southeastern Rodeo! The event’s title sponsor is South Baldwin Regional Medical Center and its sustaining sponsor is Dodge RAM Rodeo. All proceeds benefit the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation, a nonprofit that provides training, funding and support for peer-to-peer programs in Baldwin County public elementary, intermediate, middle, high schools and two private school systems.

8/08- 8/10: Annie!:
Playhouse in the Park, 4851 Museum Dr.: “Annie!” is the captivating show for all ages based on the famous comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” Audiences will delight in the adventures of the fiery young orphan girl whose life goes from rags to riches with her dog Sandy and her wealthy benefactor “Daddy” Warbucks. Fri & Sat, 7:30 PM; Sun, 2:30 PM.) Adult tickets are $15; students & senior tickets are $12.

8/8: LoDa ArtWalk and ArtRide:
LoDa Arts District: Exhibitions (with receptions) and entertainment in a variety of downtown galleries and other venues. Second Fri, 6 – 9 PM. LoDa Arts District (LOwer DAuphin St) Check NCS website for complete list of activities/map after noon the day of the event.  Special Bike Theme included Bike Art, Bike Riders, Bike Polo, and more.

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8/8-8/9: Coastal Alabama’s Farmers & Fisherman’s Market:
20733 Miflin Road, Foley, Alabama: Enjoy healthier, tastier, and a sustainable food source from the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermen’s Market! Fridays 2:00-6:00 PM, Saturdays 9:00-2:00PM. EAT FRESH! EAT LOCAL!

8/9:SandStock:
Flora-Bama Lounge & Package,17401 Perdido Key Dr.: It’s not Woodstock, but it’s pretty close. Good food, good music and good times all around. Hippie style clothing encouraged!

8/12: Class for Gulf Coast Gardening:
Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Dr.: For beginning and experienced gardeners. Instructor; Bill Finch. Tue, 1 – 3 PM, through Sep 23 or Wed, 6 – 8 PM, through Sep 24.  Don’t miss out, your plants will thank you!

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8/13: Kid’s Night at Bridgewater Community Church:
11247 US Highway 31 Spanish Fort: Bring the kids by for a fun-filled movie night; Wednesday night at the movies for kids (ages 3 thru 6th grade)! Movies start at 6 PM.  There will also be free popcorn and drinks. This week’s movie is Wreck it Ralph (Disney)!

Upcoming Event: 8/15: Grand Hotel Beverage Academy:
The Grand Hotel, Fairhope: Please join the Grand Hotel for Alabama’s only beverage academy here in Fairhope, Al. This month, set sail as The Grand Hotel explores the history of rum and we create a few classic cocktails including Daiquiris and Mojitos!

Upcoming Event: 9/16: Yellow Carpet Premiere of the film Yellow Day:
Downtown Mobile, Civic Center Theater: Yellow Day, a feature film, was created by a community of people seeking a new entertainment culture. This new culture strives for excellence, beauty and great storytelling.  Buy one ticket to the Yellow Carpet Premiere and get 2 additional tickets to Premiere Cinemas for showings on September 19-21!

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What’s Happening 07/30 – 08/06

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7/28-8/3: Barre3 Free Classes:
Barre3 6345 Airport Blvd, Unit N, Mobile: Celebrate the grand opening of Barre3 Mobile with free classes! They have a few spots left so grab yours by signing up here:http://bit.ly/1k8jMH9 Did you know they are also offering free childcare next week?

7/30: USPS Battle of Mobile Bay Stamp Unveiling:
History Museum of Mobile, 111 South Royal Street: The US Postal Service will celebrate the150th anniversary of the Civil War with a souvenir sheet of a stamp design of the Battle of Mobile Bay, AL (same value as forever stamp)! Alabama Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe will serve as dedicating official for the First-Day-Of-Issue (FDOI) stamp ceremony at the History Museum of Mobile, dedication ceremony is free to the public! Starts at 10:30 AM.

7/31: Market on the Hill:
Lavretta Park, Spring Hill: Local products: Veggies, plants, and honey; fish and shrimp; baked breads, muffins, pastries; arts and crafts – and more. City of Mobile Neighborhood and Community Services. 3 – 6 PM.

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8/01: First Friday Artwalk:
401 Oak Street, Fairhope: Exhibit openings–with guest artists, refreshments and live entertainment – at a variety of venues; map of participating venues, including specialty shops and restaurants!

8/01- 8/03: Annie!:
Playhouse in the Park, 4851 Museum Dr.: “Annie!” is the captivating show for all ages based on the famous comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” Audiences will delight in the adventures of the fiery young orphan girl whose life goes from rags to riches with her dog Sandy and her wealthy benefactor “Daddy” Warbucks.Fri & Sat, 7:30 PM; Sun, 2:30 PM.) Adult tickets are $15; students & senior tickets are $12.

8/01: Cuts for Kids: Free Haircuts!
Remington College School of Cosmetology: Kids get free back-to-school haircuts during this sixth annual Cuts for Kids event. Throughout the month of August, Remington College cosmetology programs will provide FREE haircuts to kids 17 and under. Call 251-342-4848 to schedule an appointment! They will also be collecting school supplies – pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Anyone who brings in a donation can get a free haircut, manicure, or pedicure for themselves. All school supplies collected will go to local schools.

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8/02-8/03: Gun & Knife Show at The Grounds:
The Grounds, 1035 Cody Rd. N.: The Grounds will host the annual Gun and Knife Show featuring hundreds of tables and dozens of tables! Don’t miss out on a fun event and great location!

8/02: Jazz in the Temple:
The Temple Downtown, 321 St. Francis Street: A 16th birthday party for the Festival.  The line up will be as follows: 4:30 – 5:45 PM: Bay City Brass; 6 – 7:15 PM: Keep it Live; and 7:30 – 9 PM: Jason Marsalis. 2014 Gulf Coast Ethnic and Heritage Jazz Festival. 4 – 9:30 PM. This is a GREAT event and it’s FREE!

8/02-8/03: Anniversary of The Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Gaines:
Fort Gaines, 51 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island:  The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 year. Now a fascinating historic site, the Fort stands at the eastern tip of Dauphin Island where it commands panoramic views of the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Come and experience a living history day for the whole family. Events include: Blacksmithing, Military drills, Cannon Firing, and live music by Kracker Dan Band!

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8/06: Founder’s Day/ Walter Bellingrath’s Birthday:
Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.: In honor of Mr Bellingrath (born in Atlanta in 1869; Mobile’s first Coca-Cola bottler and the founder of Bellingrath Gardens and Home), FREE Gardens admission for all Mobile and Baldwin County residents. 8 AM – 5 PM.

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What’s Happening in Mobile: 7/23 – 7/29

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It was an exciting night to be downtown watching vaulters compete in the street. HS Senior Devin King cleared 18′! (photo courtesy of AL.com)

7/24: Market on the Hill:
Lavretta Park, Spring Hill: Local products: Veggies, plants, and honey; fish and shrimp; baked breads, muffins, pastries; arts and crafts – and more. City of Mobile Neighborhood and Community Services. 3 – 6 PM.

7/24: The Music of Whitney Houston: A Celebration:
Saenger Theatre, 6 S Joachim St: Whitney had a remarkable singing ability, a powerful voice and unique delivery that touched our hearts and souls. Broadway sensation Rashidra Scott joins Windborne Music to celebrate this amazing woman and her extraordinary talent with an evening of Whitney’s biggest hits! Show starts at 8 PM. Tickets are $35 – $100.

7/24: Film: A Life in the Day:
Centre for the Living Arts Art Park, Dauphin St between Jackson and Joachim Sts: CLA is launching a robust series of educational and public programs for all ages that explore globalization and it’s implications for the Gulf Coast. Please bring your own chairs, blankets, and beverages. An ice-cream truck will be available! Starts at 7:30 PM. Free.

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7/25- 7/27: Annie!:
Playhouse in the Park, 4851 Museum Dr.: “Annie!” is the captivating show for all ages based on the famous comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” Audiences will delight in the adventures of the fiery young orphan girl whose life goes from rags to riches with her dog Sandy and her wealthy benefactor “Daddy” Warbucks.Fri & Sat, 7:30 PM; Sun, 2:30 PM. Adult tickets are $15; students & senior tickets are $12.

7/26: Murder! What a Drag! Mystery Dinner:
Mobile Carnival Museum, 355 Government St.: Evening includes a tour of the museum, unlimited wine bar (from 6:30 PM), catered dinner by Creative Catering, and a mystery/comedy by Dorrie Smith performed by the Mobile Mystery Dinner Players, with special guest star Venus Shante DaVis. Show starts at 7 PM. $59. Reservations required.

7/26: One Mobile Summer Service Project:
Maitre Park: 2412 Halls Mill Rd & Medal of Honor Park: 1711 Hillcrest Rd: Join us for a day of community service and fun! This Saturday two groups of volunteers will head to two of our city’s parks, Maitre Park and Medal of Honor Park, and turn your ideas into action by painting, planting, removing trash, and most of all, making our parks places to stay in, play in, and be proud of! Bring family and friends to either park. There will be volunteer activities for all ages. Tools, lawnmowers, paintbrushes, etc are welcomed!

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7/26: Red Solo Cup:
Old 27 Grill, 19992 Alabama 181, Fairhope: Come on out to Old 27 Grill and hear the sounds of Charles Davis from the Leavin Brothers, a well-known six piece harmony country band. You won’t want to miss it!

7/26: Market on the Square:
Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile: Locally grown produce, seafood, beef, honeys, breads, pastas, cheeses, plants, handcrafted goods for kitchen and home; live music; art and crafts. Starts at 7:30 AM and lasts until noon! This is the last one of the season!

7/28-8/3: Barre3 Studio Grand Opening & Free Classes: 
6345 Airport Blvd, Unit N, Mobile: Celebrate the grand opening of Barre3 Mobile with free classes! They have a few spots left so grab yours by signing up here: http://bit.ly/1k8jMH9 Did you know they are also offering free childcare next week? Don’t forget to get a sneak peak of the studio THIS Thursday on 7/24 for Barre3′s Open House! 

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7/30: USPS Battle of Mobile Bay Stamp Unveiling:
History Museum of Mobile, 111 South Royal Street: The US Postal Service will celebrate the150th anniversary of the Civil War with a souvenir sheet of a stamp design of the Battle of Mobile Bay, AL (same value as forever stamp)! Alabama Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe will serve as dedicating official for the First-Day-Of-Issue (FDOI) stamp ceremony at the History Museum of Mobile, dedication ceremony is free to the public! Starts at 10:30 AM.

Upcoming Event: 8/7-8/9: 17th Annual Professional Rodeo:
Foley Horse Arena, 113 E. Rosetta Ave.:  Professional cowboys and cowgirls all over the country are getting ready for their favorite Southeastern Rodeo! The event’s title sponsor is South Baldwin Regional Medical Center and its sustaining sponsor is Dodge RAM Rodeo. All proceeds benefit the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation, a nonprofit that provides training, funding and support for peer-to-peer programs in Baldwin County public elementary, intermediate, middle, high schools and two private school systems.

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What’s Happening 07/16 – 07/23

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7/16: Penguin Planet Exhibit:
Gulf Coast Exploreum, 65 Government Street: Full of distinctive personalities, the Exploreum welcomes four African black-footed penguins as they make their splashing debut on July 4. The exhibit will feature the live penguins, as well as keeper talks, interactive activities and fun, educational displays. Special behind-the-scenes experiences, school group visits and event space is also available.

7/16: Kids Gulf Discovery Day:
Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile: Grab the kids and join us for a morning filled with activities and displays and learn about ecology of the Gulf of Mexico and the Fowl River basin from area experts. Winged Ambassadors will feature trained free- flight Birds of Prey including sacred falcon, turkey vulture, black vulture, red tail hawk, great horned owl, and a Russian owl that was featured on the Walking Dead. These birds of prey are trained to perform on command and to show the important roles these birds play in supporting the ecosystem. 9:00 to 12:00 Reservations Requested.

7/17: Market on the Hill:
Lavretta Park, Spring Hill: Local products: Veggies, plants, and honey; fish and shrimp; baked breads, muffins, pastries; arts and crafts – and more. City of Mobile Neighborhood and Community Services. 3 – 6 PM.

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7/17: Travis Tritt Concert:
Mobile Saenger Theatre, 6 South Joachim St.: Don’t miss the chance to see  Travis Tritt in MOBILE. His 1990 debut Country Club and its succession of hits put him in the vanguard of the genre’s early ’90s boom. At the same time, his conspicuous lack of a cowboy hat and musical aggressiveness set him apart. The next eight albums and scores of hit singles led him to amass more than 25 million in career album sales, two Grammys, three CMA Awards and a devoted fan base that filled venues coast-to-coast.

7/18: Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo:
531 Lemoyne Dr, Dauphin Island, AL: Founded in 1929, the largest fishing tournament in the world features 30 categories with prizes awarded for first, second and third place. BTW, the prizes are really awesome! Don’t miss out!

7/19: Market on the Square:
Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile: Locally grown produce, seafood, beef, honeys, breads, pastas, cheeses, plants, handcrafted goods for kitchen and home; live music; art and crafts. Starts at 7:30 AM and lasts until noon!

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7/19: Dauphin Street Vault:
Downtown Mobile: About 150 hardy athletes will be on the run in downtown Mobile on Saturday for the fourth annual Dauphin Street Vault. The landing pits will be set up at Heroes Sports Bar & Grill at the corner of Dauphin and Jackson streets, and at T.P. Crockmiers at Dauphin and Joachim streets. The vaulting will begin about 10 a.m. and continues all day, with the most elite athletes taking the stage about 7 p.m.!

7/20-29: Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits:
Mobile Theatre Guild: An uproarious send-up of some of your favorite Broadway shows, this satirical revue takes on favorites such as “Chicago,” “Les Miserables,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Rent,” ”‘Into the Woods“ and “Spamalot!”  Enjoy performances by some of your favorite Broadway stars as you’ve never seen them before (and probably never will again!) You’ll recognize the tunes and the characters, and laugh your socks off at the hilarious twist given to each of them!

7/26: Red Solo Cup:
Old 27 Grill, Fairhope: Come on out to Old 27 Grill and hear the sounds of Charles Davis from the Leavin Brothers, a well-known six piece harmony country band!

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Upcoming Event: 8/7-8/9: 17th Annual Professional Rodeo:
Foley Horse Arena, 113 E. Rosetta Ave.:  Professional cowboys and cowgirls all over the country are getting ready for their favorite Southeastern Rodeo! The event’s title sponsor is South Baldwin Regional Medical Center and its sustaining sponsor is Dodge RAM Rodeo. All proceeds benefit the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation, a nonprofit that provides training, funding and support for peer-to-peer programs in Baldwin County public elementary, intermediate, middle, high schools and two private school systems.

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