What’s Happening 04/16 – 04/25

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4/16-25: MAC’s Biennial Exhibition:
Mobile Arts Council, 318 Dauphin St: MAC’s biennial exhibition open to all students at the area’s five colleges and universities. Juried by Alabama State Council on the Arts Visual Arts Program Manager Elliot Knight, the show features 59 works in a variety of media by 38 artists. Oh, and it’s FREE!

 4/17: Rock the Dock for Mulherin Home:
Bluegill Restaurant, 3775 Battleship Pkwy: Come out and support the Mulherin Home! There will be live music, a silent auction, great food and a Split the Pot! Party starts at 6 PM!

 4/17: Lunch and Learn: Evolution of a Print in a Digital World:
True Midtown Kitchen: Rob Holbert, Co-publisher/Managing Editor of Lagniappe, the Mobile area’s largest independent newspaper, will discuss the evolution of print in a digital world. Lunch starts at 11:30,  check the site for fee!

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4/17: “Give a Hoot” CornHole Tournament:
The Hungry Owl, 7899 Cottage Hill Rd: The Delta Advertising Agency is hosting its fundraiser from 5-9 p.m., where all proceeds benefit the Alabama Coastal Foundation. The price for the cornhole tournament is $10 per team and teams will consists of two individuals. There can be up to 30 teams entered to play! Don’t miss out!

4/19: Grand Hotel Culinary Academy:
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club, & Spa: Don’t miss the Cooking Essentials IV: Entrees-Saute! Learn the art of Sautéing, meaning “to jump”, while being taught the step-by-step process of making the following dishes: Sautéed Chicken Breast with a Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce, Teriyaki Stir-Fried Flank Steak and Plantation Shrimp Pasta.

4/19: Pizza A Picklefish for McKemie Place:
Picklefish, 5955 Old Shell Rd: Come out and support McKemie Place, the only homeless shelter for single women in Mobile. For a $5 cover, there will be pizza, music, door prizes and more! We will have t-shirts for sale for $10 (first come first serve). The very talented Danny Spiro & The Wingmen band will be our entertainment for the afternoon!

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4/19: Earth Day Mobile Bay:
Fairhope Pier Park:  The Mobile Bay area celebration of Earth Day is inspired by the worldwide and national Earth Day, which promotes environmental citizenship and steers environmental awareness around the world. Come out and hear Ryan Balthrop, Hurricane Warning, Sassafrass and more!

4/25: Colonial Day at Historic Fort Condé:
Fort Conde:  Bring your family to see what life was like in Colonial Mobile at this springtime educational event at Fort Condé. See demonstrations including:Candle making, Cooking, Blacksmithing, Native American arts and crafts, and Sword fighting! Children can participate in activities such as:dressing up in colonial clothing, churning butter, playing colonial games, & visit a petting zoo!

4/25: Hoot Scoot 5k Run & 1 mile Walk:
Fairhope Public Library: The run starts at 6:30 p.m. Owls of all ages will take to the streets running through the beautiful neighborhoods of Downtown Fairhope. At the finish line, runners will be welcomed by a party under the stars – the Fairhope Library lawn will be filled with food by Pinzone’s Italian Downtown, beverages by Fairhope Brewing Company, music by Ground Level Fall. And don’t forget dancing with our race mascot, the Owl!

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4/26: Battle of the Bay:
Bluegill Restaurant: Want to try a 3 mile competitive Canoe and Kayak  race? Now is your time! For the less adventurous, there is a 1 mile fun division! Brunch, entertainment and viewing on the back deck of the Bluegill! All proceeds benefit the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program.A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free legal assistance in civil matters  to low income residents of Mobile, Baldwin, Washington and Clarke counties.

Upcoming Events: 5/31: Grandman Triathlon:
Fairhope Municipal Pier and Park:  The event begins with a 1/3 mile swim straight out into picturesque Mobile Bay and back beside the Fairhope Municipal Pier.  After the swim comes a 18 mile bike ride through the charming city of Fairhope.  The ride begins with one steep hill and five miles of rolling countryside.  The race to the finish line begins with a 3.1 mile run through the streets of Fairhope and along the Bay.

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What’s Happening 04/09 – 04/16

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4/10: Serve It Up With Love:
Mobile Tennis Center, 851 Gaillard Dr: The 9th Annual Serve It Up With Love Tennis Tournament welcome you to come on out and support a Great Tournament in our Community that benefits the Mobile Child Advocacy Center. The money raised helps fund services for abused children in our community.

4/10: Little Black Dress:
Fort Whiting Auditorium:  Mercedez Benz of Mobile presents the 5th annual Little Black Dress “LBD No. 5,” a fast-paced New York styled runway show and cocktail party benefiting Mobile’s “House That Love Built” – Ronald McDonald House. The event features 50 runway McModels who are local women sponsored by local area businesses and individuals modeling fashions by Dillard’s. Don’t miss out!

04/11-04/13: South Sounds Music Festival:
Downtown Mobile:  Located in multiple venues, this is the first music festival in the country to specifically focus on showcasing Southern Band talent.  Their goal is to bring great Southern music to Mobile and to expose locals to new music and venues that they may not already know about.

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4/11: Windmill Market Brown Bag Series:
Windmill Market, 85 N Bancroft Street: From 11:30 am to 1:30 PM enjoy The Brown Bag series of free lunchtime concerts! Grad your lunch and listen to some great tunes while getting some Vitamin D!

 4/11-04/13: Mobile’s ArtWalk and Arts Alive Weekend:
Downtown LoDa: Exhibitions with receptions and entertainment in a variety of downtown galleries and other venues will be lining the LoDa Arts District (LOwer DAuphin St) from 6 – 9 PM on Friday.  Saturday and Sunday will also be packed with written, visual, and performing artists from all over the region.

 4/12: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny:
Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Join the hunt, activities and of course the Easter Bunny at the Magnolia Cafe. There will be two seatings; the first seating will be at 8:30 AM and the second seating will be at 9:00 AM. The Cafe staff will be prepare and serve pancakes,  sausage patties, and yummy fruit. Reservations encouraged + don’t forget to grab a photo with the Easter Bunny!

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4/12: Easter Bunny in Downtown Fairhope:
Fairhope Welcome Center: The Easter bunny will be visiting Fairhope! The bunny will be in front of the Fairhope Welcome Center in downtown Fairhope from 10:00am until 12:00 p.m. for children to visit. Parents may bring their cameras to take pictures. Don’t  miss this cute bunny!

 4/12: 4th Annual Erin Go PawFest:
Callaghan’s Irish Social Club:  Bring your 4 legged friend for a great day of fun and music to raise money for the Friends of Mobile Animal Shelter! Music by Julie Anne & PEEK! And don’t forget to register for the Green Dress Run for Shelter 5K! Run @ 2pm + street party @ 3pm!

4/12: Cinderella:
Fairhope Civic Center, 161 N Section St, Fairhope: Bay Shore Ballet Theatre presents a special narrated cameo performance of Cinderella! Janet Carole, artistic director and former principal ballerina with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal, The Oakland Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet, resets this story with more than 60 dancers from Fairhope and the surrounding Bay area cities. Show times are 2 PM & 7:30 PM.

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4/12: St. Jude Memphis to Mobile Run:
Moe’s BBQ Downtown Mobile: This relay style run will begin the run in Memphis on 4/9 and then arrive in Mobile on 4/12 at 12 PM at Moe’s BBQ! All money raised goes directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help find cures for childhood cancers. Looking to run? Sign up now!

Upcoming Events: 5/31: Grandman Triathlon:
Fairhope Municipal Pier and Park:  The event begins with a 1/3 mile swim straight out into picturesque Mobile Bay and back beside the Fairhope Municipal Pier.  After the swim comes a 18 mile bike ride through the charming city of Fairhope.  The ride begins with one steep hill and five miles of rolling countryside.  The race to the finish line begins with a 3.1 mile run through the streets of Fairhope and along the Bay.

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What’s Happening 04/02 – 04/09

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The Fuse Project showing their goods at Engaging the Next Generation, an event for young professionals looking to get involved.

4/3: 5th Annual Crawfish in the Courtyard:
Gulf Coast Exploreum: Come celebrate the official opening of crawfish season on the Gulf Coast with an event that all proceeds 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! Doors open @ 6PM!

4/5: Wilmer Hall Annual Pancake Breakfast:
Wilmer Hall, 3811 Old Shell Rd: Pancakes, conecuh sausage, & carpe diem coffee will be served at 7 AM  until 11 AM. After breakfast,get in a few activities like pancake toss, face painting and jumping in an inflatable jump! Special appearances by Jag football head coach, Joey Jones, and Azalea Trail Maids!

4/5: Mobile’s Battleship Rugby Faceoff:
USS Battleship Memorial Park:  Come cheer on Mobile’s Battleship Rugby as they face off in their last home match against the Tallahassee Conquistadors in a battle for first place on Saturday, April 5th at 1 PM!

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04/5: The Inaugural Firkin Fest:
Moe’s BBQ, downtown Mobile: 10 local and regional breweries will be featured for a one-of-a-kind sampling experience using Firkins (10.8 gallon steel beer barrel).  Music will feature Eric Lindell and Keller Williams later that night.  You can purchase festival tickets, stand alone concert passes, or combo tickets ($22 – $35).  You can win tickets here.

4/6: Just Desserts!:
Oakleigh Historic Complex, 350 Oakleigh Place: This Sunday afternoon preview of Spring Settings at Oakleigh – a tablescape exhibit! Local antique dealers, designers, and gift shop owners display lovely tablescapes in each room of Oakleigh during the month of April.  After touring Oakleigh enjoy our dessert buffet.  Proceeds benefit the Oakleigh Historic Complex.

4/6: Bride Against Breast Cancer Charity Wedding Gown Sale & Expo:
Battle House Hotel & Spa: Calling ALL Mobile area brides and guests! Come browse through hundreds of new and lovingly worn designer and couture wedding gowns, all at an incredible savings. Gowns range from $99 to $3,900, are available in all styles and in sizes 4-18. Portions of proceeds benefit breast cancer research and awareness.

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4/6: Local Goodness – Fundraiser for USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital:
USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital Park, 1700 Center St.: This unique farm to table experience starts at  4pm in Geri Moulton Children’s Park. At this casual party in the park, sponsored by Hancock Bank, guests will dine on local meats, seafood and produce as they enjoy authentic bluegrass music performed by local band Fat Man Squeeze. Funds raised will help redesign the Evaluation Center in the ER that sees over 35,000 patients annually, 90% of them children.

4/6: La Tour de Coop:
Cream & Sugar Cafe: Calling all bicycling Chickenists! Come on out for Mobile’s annual chicken spirit revival, an open house coop tour on bicycles! Have you been curious about the growing hobby of backyard chicken husbandry? Want to find out about different coop styles and different breeds? The ride is slow paced and social for a variety of ages and abilities. Don’t miss it!

4/8: Taste of Rotary:
Fairhope Civic Center, 61 N. Section St.: Come out and support the Rotary Club! Raffle tickets will be sold for the chance to win a 55” Samsung Smart TV and other live auction items! Speciality dishes from 25 area restaurants will also be available! All proceeds benefit Fairhope/Point Clear Rotary Youth Club & other area charitable groups!

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Upcoming Event: 4/10: Serve It Up With Love:
Mobile Tennis Center, 851 Gaillard Dr.: The 9th Annual Serve It Up With Love Tennis Tournament welcome you to come on out and support a Great Tournament in our Community that benefits the Mobile Child Advocacy Center. The money raised helps fund services for abused children in our community.

Upcoming Event: 4/10: Little Black Dress:
Fort Whiting Auditorium:  Mercedez Benz of Mobile presents the 5th annual Little Black Dress “LBD No. 5,” a fast-paced New York styled runway show and cocktail party benefiting Mobile’s “House That Love Built” – Ronald McDonald House. The event features 50 runway McModels who are local women sponsored by local area businesses and individuals modeling fashions by Dillard’s. Don’t miss out!

Upcoming event: 4/12: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny:
Bellingrath Gardens and Home: Join the hunt, activities and of course the Easter Bunny at the Magnolia Cafe. There will be two seatings; the first seating will be at 8:30 AM and the second seating will be at 9:00 AM. The Cafe staff will be prepare and serve pancakes,  sausage patties, and yummy fruit. Reservations encouraged + don’t forget to grab a photo with the Easter Bunny!

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What’s Happening 03/26 – 04/02

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3/26: Leon Russell:
Saenger Theatre: Don’t miss Leon Russell, the legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years. Tickets are on sale now!

 03/27: Engaging the Next Generation:
Street Party on LODA:  Come and see how you can get involved as a young professional or just enjoy the street party atmosphere and network with other young pros as well!

 03/27 – 03/30: Plantasia Plant Sale:
Botanical Gardens: Thousands of plants, including vegetables, herbs, and fruits, will be for sale at the Plantasia! All plants are especially selected for the Gulf Coast climate, many varieties are grown on site by MBG greenhouse volunteers.

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3/28: 2014 Village of Spring Hill Sidewalk-A-Thon:
Village of Springhill, Mobile:  Get out and go for a 1.6 mile walk to raise money for new sidewalks in the City and to promote exercise! The registration fee is only $10, and you will receive a free t-shirt if you register by Thursday, March 13! Last year  they successfully raised $30,000 for new sidewalks, & used this money to secure a matching grant in the amount of $150,000 for new sidewalks.

03/28: Colonial Day at Fort Conde:
Family Friendly.  Take it back in time!  See demonstrations including candle making, cooking, blacksmithing, and sword fighting.  Admission is only $1.

 03/28: The Bad Seed Play:
Joe Jefferson Playhouse: Mobile Native, William March’s novel was published in 1954 with the setting inspired by the Antoinette Apartments of Mobile and the plot will leave you on the edge of your seat.

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3/29: PharmaFIT:
SGA Pavilion, University of South Alabama Campus: Set Your Pace 5K Run/Walk” It’s on March 29th at 8am at the USA intramural fields and being put on by the Harrison School of Pharmacy. We’ll have music, food, door prizes, great goodie bags, all that. And it benefits Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy!

 03/29 – 03/30:  Easter Basket Boutique and Fundraiser:
The Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds: This is  a fundraiser for McKemie Place, Mobile’s only homeless shelter for women.  Come on out and enjoy yourself, all the while supporting a great cause.

04/01: Southern Soul Assembly:
Saenger Theatre:  Four talented songwriters together on one stage for an amazing night of stories and songs, inspired by the roots of Southern Rock, Gospel, Funk and Blues.

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04/02: Sandy Stimpson at Moe’s BBQ:
Mobile Moe’s BBQ: Join the Rotaract Club of the Mobile Bay Area April 2nd at Moe’s Original BBQ downtown as we welcome our special guest for the evening, Mayor Sandy Stimpson. Mayor Stimpson will be talking about where he wants to take the city in 2014, and other topics that are important to Mobilians.

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Mobile Happenings 03/19 – 03/26

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3/20: Bud and Brews:
Providence Hospital, Mobile: The 2nd Annual Buds & Brews event is held in conjunction with the Festival of Flowers to benefit the Providence Hospital Foundation. Lee Yankie and the Hellz Yeah Trio will be the musical entertainment for the night and you’ll be able to sample great beer from local breweries!

3/20: Government Street Forum:
Government St Presbyterian Church: The Government Street Forum is lunch and a speaker on Thursdays.  Lunch costs $7 and is served at noon; the forum begins at 12:30 p.m. No charge to attend the forum. This Thursday’s speaker is Alan Lee, Baldwin County Public Schools Superintendent.

3/20: United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile’s March Madness Bracket Buster Contest:
3058 Dauphin Square Connector: With your support, you can help UCP make a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities throughout South Alabama. Participation is easy: 1) Donate $10; 2) Receive entry to the Group “UCP Mobile 2014” on the ESPN Tournament Bracket Challenge; 3) Fill out your bracket ; & 4) The best bracket WINS! The PRIZE is 3 night condo stay in 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo at the PHOENIX 1 in Orange Beach, AL! Enter now!

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3/20-3/23: Mobile Theatre Guild Presents The 39 Steps:
Mobile Theatre Guild, 14 N. Lafayette St.: THE 39 STEPS, a rollicking comedy based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 spy thriller! Richard Hannay is bored with life, until an evening at the theatre brings a chance meeting with a beautiful spy! Richard suddenly finds himself hunted by police and secret agents in a madcap race to protect British defense secrets from being stolen by Nazi spies! Winner of two Tony Awards in 2008, THE 39 STEPS simultaneously brings laughter and suspense! Join us to learn the answer to the burning question “What are…THE 39 STEPS???” Purchase tickets with Paypal or reserve your tickets on the box office page of our website.

3/21: Family Movie Night Featuring Frozen:

Dauphin Way United Methodist Church: The featured movie will be “Frozen.” Hamburgers, hot dogs, and other food items will be available at minimal costs. Bring your friends and enjoy a family night at Dauphin Way. All ages are invited. The food will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at 6:15 p.m.

 3/21-30: The Bad Seed:
Joe Jefferson Playhouse: The Joe Jefferson Players are extremely excited and proud to present Maxwell Anderson’s stage version of William March’s thrilling novel beginning this weekend.  Mobile Native, William March’s novel was published in 1954 with the setting inspired by the Antoinette Apartments of Mobile and the plot will leave you on the… edge of your seat.

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3/22: Sew & Tell:
Mobile Public Library, 4 S. McGregor Ave.: Calling all those ages 10 and up to learn how to sew simple projects while learning basic sewing skills! Come to the Mobile Public Library, Moorer/ Spring Hill Branch at 10:30 AM, and get ready to sew!

3/22: 37th Annual Azalea Trail Run:
Downtown Mobile, Convention Center:  One of the premier 10K road races in the United States. The 2014 Azalea Trail Run offers USATF certified 10K and 5K courses.  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.  The 10K course will close 2 hours after the race start. Participants that have not completed the race by 10 AM will be asked to move to the sidewalk.

 3/23: A Sacred Jewish Music Concert:
Spring Hill Ave. Temple, 1769 Spring Hill Ave.: The Greater Mobile Bay Area Choral Society will present: “A Sacred Jewish Music Concert”. The Choral Society will be joined by members of: The Adult Choir of the Spring Hill Avenue Temple; The Adult Choir of Touro Synagogue of New Orleans, Louisiana; The Spring Hill College Chorale; And The Boys & Girls Club Honor Chorus of Lower Alabama. The cost to attend is FREE!

 3/26: Leon Russell:
Saenger Theatre: Don’t miss Leon Russell, the legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years. Tickets are on sale now!

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3/28: 2014 Village of Spring Hill Sidewalk-A-Thon
Village of Springhill, Mobile:  Get out and go for a 1.6 mile walk to raise money for new sidewalks in the City and to promote exercise! The registration fee is only $10, and you will receive a free t-shirt if you register by Thursday, March 13! Last year  they successfully raised $30,000 for new sidewalks, & used this money to secure a matching grant in the amount of $150,000 for new sidewalks.

3/29: Easter Basket Boutique and Market:
The Fairgrounds: Get more than just Easter Baskets.  Over 30 vendors will be set up at this event (raising funds for McKemie Place, Mobile’s only Women’s Homeless Shelter).  Come and down the bunny trail to the Easter Basket Boutique and Market!

Upcoming Event: 3/29: PharmaFIT:
SGA Pavilion, University of South Alabama Campus: Set Your Pace 5K Run/Walk” It’s on March 29th at 8am at the USA intramural fields and being put on by the Harrison School of Pharmacy. We’ll have music, food, door prizes, great goodie bags, all that. And it benefits Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy!

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What’s Happening in Mobile 03/12 – 03/19

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3/12: St. Paul’s Music Festival:
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church University of Montevallo Fifty Voice Concert Choir, Melinda S. Doyle, Director Program includes five of the Neue Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 65, Johannes Brahms, The One Hundred Fiftieth Psalm, Howard Hanson, Exultate Deo, Hans Leo Hassler, Spirituals, and more!

 3/13: Government Street Forum:
Government St Presbyterian Church: The Government Street Forum is lunch and a speaker on Thursdays.  Lunch costs $7 and is served at noon; the forum begins at 12:30 p.m. No charge to attend the forum. This Thursday’s speaker is Rene Culler, Assistant Professor and Glass Program Coordinator, University of South Alabama.

 3/14-16: Jumbille Bargains Peek & Purchase:
57 N. Sage Ave. (parking) 85 N. Sage Ave. (Event): Join Junior League of Mobile as it hosts its third annual rummage sale!The Peek & Purchase preview sale will be on Friday, 3/14 from 6 to 8 p.m. This event allows patrons to shop early while enjoying soft drinks and popcorn in a family-friendly atmosphere. All proceeds benefit Junior League of Mobile, Inc.

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3/14-15: 2014 Mobile Historic Homes Tour:
Oakleigh Garden Historic District (300 Oakleigh Place): The Historic Mobile Preservation Society presents seven private homes, all centered around Washington Square, for an open house walkable tour. Proceeds benefit the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.

3/15: 68th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Party:
Callaghan’s Irish Social Club: Celebrate St. Patty’s with green beer and live music from Kansas Bible Company and St. Paul and the Broken Bones in Oakleigh Garden District!

 3/15: Jason Aldean Concert:
The Amphitheater at the Wharf: Rock out to the country singer and his many hits, including “Amarillo Sky.” The concert will feature guests Florida-Georgia Line and Tyler Farr.

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3/15: Spring Fever Chase:
Downtown Fairhope: Thomas Hospital + Wells Fargo are teaming up for the 36th Annual Spring Fever Chase which include a 10K and a 2 mile fun run/walk that winds through the beautiful downtown Fairhope overlooking Mobile Bay.

 3/15: Green Dress Run!
O’Daly’s Irish Pub, 564 Dauphin St.: Grab that green dress and join us for one the best 5K’s Mobile has to offer. All proceeds benefit Child Advocacy Center. Course starts at 564 Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile and runs through parts of midtown and finishes at 564 Dauphin Street.

3/16: Running with the Saints:
Saints’ Square, 161 Dogwood Lane: Get ready for a 2 mile certified course to support a good cause! If you are not a runner, register as a Saint Supporter. The post-race party on Quigley Field will include kids’ activities, awards ceremony for the winners & light refreshments for participants.

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3/20: Bud and Brews:
Providence Hospital, Mobile: The 2nd Annual Buds & Brews event is held in conjunction with the Festival of Flowers to benefit the Providence Hospital Foundation. Lee Yankie and the Hellz Yeah Trio will be the musical entertainment for the night and you’ll be able to sample great beer from local breweries!

Upcoming event: 3/28: 2014 Village of Spring Hill Sidewalk-A-Thon
Village of Springhill, Mobile:  Get out and go for a 1.6 mile walk to raise money for new sidewalks in the City and to promote exercise! The registration fee is only $10, and you will receive a free t-shirt if you register by Thursday, March 13! Last year  they successfully raised $30,000 for new sidewalks, & used this money to secure a matching grant in the amount of $150,000 for new sidewalks.

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What’s Happening in Mobile 03/05 – 03/12

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Joe Cain’s Widows mourning at the grave (photo courtesy of Facebook.com)

3/5-3/9: Southeastern Theatre Conference:
Mobile Convention Center: Over 4,000 actors, professional company representatives, design and technical professionals, and  those who practice theatre as a vocation and those who hold it as their avocation – will gather for the nation’s largest theatre convention in Mobile!

3/6: Government Street Forum:
Government St Presbyterian Church: The Government Street Forum is lunch and a speaker on Thursdays.  Lunch costs $7 and is served at noon; the forum begins at 12:30 p.m. No charge to attend the forum. This Thursday’s speaker is Jaime Betbeze, Barton Academy Foundation.

3/7: First Friday ArtWalk in Fairhope:
Eastern Shore Art Center: On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 500 plus
visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. ArtWalk is held from 6 to 8 pm and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center.

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3/8: The Funky Monkey 5K & Fun Run:
University of South Alabama Intramural Fields: 5K follows a USTAF-certified course through the University of South Alabama campus. Sign up early to get a Funky Monkey moisture-wicking race t-shirt.Also, don’t forget about the Funky Monkey finish party where Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe will create Mobile’s Biggest Banana Split at more than 50-feet long!

3/8: Chili Cook-Off:
The Grounds: 1035 Cody Road : The 25th 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 will be used for programs to teach the importance of early detection and prevention, patient services and life saving cancer research.

3/9: Lego-Mania!
Mobile Public Library, Ben May Main Library (701 Government St.): Calling all ages! But children under six must be accompanied by an adult. Beginning at 1:30 PM  through 3 PM get ready for LEGO-MANIA! Oh and it’s FREE!

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3/10: Go Kickball Spring Season!

Sage Park in Mobile and Al Trione Park in Daphne: Registration ends on March 10th and the season starts on March 20th. This 8-week season will be filled with fastballs and base stealin’ all the while having the premier social experience with a 1,000 of your closest friends!

3/12: St. Paul’s Music Festival:
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church University of Montevallo Fifty Voice Concert Choir, Melinda S. Doyle, Director Program includes five of the Neue Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 65, Johannes Brahms, The One Hundred Fiftieth Psalm, Howard Hanson, Exultate Deo, Hans Leo Hassler, Spirituals, and more!

3/15: Green Dress Run!
O’Daly’s Irish Pub, 564 Dauphin St.: Grab that green dress and join us for one the best 5K’s Mobile has to offer. All proceeds benefit Child Advocacy Center. Course starts at 564 Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile and runs through parts of midtown and finishes at 564 Dauphin Street.

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Upcoming event: 3/20: Bud and Brews:
Providence Hospital, Mobile: The 2nd Annual Buds & Brews event is held in conjunction with the Festival of Flowers to benefit the Providence Hospital Foundation. Lee Yankie and the Hellz Yeah Trio will be the musical entertainment for the night and you’ll be able to sample great beer from local breweries!

Upcoming event: 3/28: 2014 Village of Spring Hill Sidewalk-A-Thon
Village of Springhill, Mobile:  Get out and go for a 1.6 mile walk to raise money for new sidewalks in the City and to promote exercise! The registration fee is only $10, and you will receive a free t-shirt if you register by Thursday, March 13! Last year  they successfully raised $30,000 for new sidewalks, & used this money to secure a matching grant in the amount of $150,000 for new sidewalks.

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What’s Happening 02/26 – 03/05

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The La She’s Celebrating 25 Years! (photo courtesy of www.AL.com)

2/26: Birds of Paradise Mardi Gras Ball:
Lulu’s, Gulf Shores:  Will you be in Gulf Shores before Mardi Gras? If so, enjoy a delicious buffet and open bar plus live music by The Tip Tops at one of Gulf Shore’s famous establishments. Don’t forget, the attire is “island elegance.”

2/26: Auditions for Cinderella:
Playhouse in the Park, 4851 Museum Dr., Mobile: Come one, come all! Those ages 5 through mid 20’s and be prepared to sing a 30 second song of your choice! This performance of Cinderella is a new musical version by Danny Mollise & Scott Jolly. Performances will begin in May.

2/27: Rehab – Farewell Tour:
The Soul Kitchen, Downtown Mobile: Rehab (The group) is saying goodbye and this is their farewell tour.  Maybe you love them or hate them.  Either way, you can say goodbye. I mean, the poor guys only have 1 mouth, 2 hands, and an empty can…

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2/27: Government Street Forum:
Government St Presbyterian Church: The Government Street Forum is lunch and a speaker on Thursdays.  Lunch costs $7 and is served at noon; the forum begins at 12:30 p.m. No charge to attend the forum. This Thursday’s speaker is Penny Dendy, Community Convenor, and he will discuss civic engagement and environmental concerns expressed in community conversations in Alabama, Florida and Cuba.

2/27: Chemoflage Program for New Cancer Patients:
University of South Alabama Faculty Club, Mobile: Mitchell Cancer Institute hosts Atlanta-based Chemoflage for the first program in Mobile. The 3-hour educational seminar is for newly diagnosed female cancer patients that are beginning chemotherapy. Participants will discuss topics such as nutrition, relaxation techniques and emotional challenges. The event is free & lunch will be served.

2/27:  Thursdays at the Museum: Art 4850
Mobile Museum of Art: Every Thursday from 10 am until 9 pm the museum offers free admission to all visors. Check out the Mobile Museum and experience art in a new and exciting way! No reservation necessary.

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3/1 – 3/5 : Mardi Gras Weekend:
Downtown Mobile: On Saturday, 3/1 Parades start downtown at Noon and continue until 6 pm.
On Sunday, March 2nd, Joe Can Day the Joe Cain Procession begins at 2:30 pm with Le Krewe de Bienville kicking off at 5 pm. Lundi Gras on March 3rd will begin with King Felix III and Floral parades at noon and parades continuing through the evening. On Mardis Gras Tuesday Order of Athena will start the day parading at 10:30 am, followed by several parades until the last  parade at 6 pm, Order of Myths.

3/5-3/9: Southeastern Theatre Conference:
Mobile Convention Center: Over 4,000 actors, professional company representatives, design and technical professionals, and  those who practice theatre as a vocation and those who hold it as their avocation – will gather for the nation’s largest theatre convention in Mobile!

3/7: First Friday ArtWalk in Fairhope:
Eastern Shore Art Center: On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 500 plus
visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. ArtWalk is held from 6 to 8 pm and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center.

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Upcoming event: Go Kickball Spring Season!

Sage Park in Mobile and Al Trione Park in Daphne: Registration ends on March 10th and the season starts on March 20th. This 8-week season will be filled with fastballs and base stealin’ all the while having the premier social experience with a 1,000 of your closest friends!

Upcoming event: 3/20: Bud and Brews:
Providence Hospital, Mobile: The 2nd Annual Buds & Brews event is held in conjunction with the Festival of Flowers to benefit the Providence Hospital Foundation. Lee Yankie and the Hellz Yeah Trio will be the musical entertainment for the night and you’ll be able to sample great beer from local breweries!

Upcoming event: 3/28: 2014 Village of Spring Hill Sidewalk-A-Thon
Village of Springhill, Mobile:  Get out and go for a 1.6 mile walk to raise money for new sidewalks in the City and to promote exercise! The registration fee is only $10, and you will receive a free t-shirt if you register by Thursday, March 13! Last year  they successfully raised $30,000 for new sidewalks, & used this money to secure a matching grant in the amount of $150,000 for new sidewalks.

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What’s Happening 02/19 – 02/26

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Getting pumped for the American Cancer Chili Cook-Off (photo courtesy of www.facebook.com)

2/19: Winter Formal:
Coastal Bank and Trust, 3704 Dauphin Street: Come out for a wine tasting (2 reds, 2 whites, and a sparkling) presented by the St. Mary’s Home Young Leaders’ Society. The food is donated by Blind Mule, Wintzell’s Oyster House, and Pollman’s Bakery. Beer will be on hand for non-wine drinkers. Also, don’t miss the surprise celebrity servers!

2/19: Mental Health First Aid Training:

Housing First, 73 Azalea Road:  Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning sign of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. The training starts at 8:00am and goes until 4:30pm.

2/20: Recycle, Redefine Your Jewelry Workshop:
Studio 4, Fairhope: Bring your jewelry box full of bling, baubles and treasures and learn to create your own fabulous wearable art. Additional beads, chains, baubles to incorporate into your work will be provided. You will take home unique, one of a kind jewelry!

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2/20: Government Street Forum:
Government St Presbyterian Church: The Government Street Forum is lunch and a speaker on Thursdays.  Lunch costs $7 and is served at noon; the forum begins at 12:30 p.m. No charge to attend the forum. This Thursday’s speaker is Scott Posey, Director of Communications, Thyssenkrupp Steel USA.

 2/22: Spring Vegetable Gardening:
Mobile Botanical Garden: Beans, squash, peppers and tomatoes! It’s time to start preparing your beds and starting your seeds; Spring on the Gulf Coast begins in March! Come to this class to learn what, when and how to plant for minimum work and maximum yield in your garden.

2/23: Mystic Mutts of Revelry 2014:
Corner of St. James and S. Summit, Fairhope: With a theme of “Going for the Gold, Fairhope 2014 Paw-lympics”, The Haven’s 11th Annual walking Mardi Gras parade for mutts & owners. Starts at 2:30pm.  Over 500 dogs + human companions will wind thru the streets of downtown Fairhope with all proceeds benefiting The Haven, a no-kill animal shelter and a non-profit 501C(3) organization.

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2/23: Orange Beach Seafood Festival:
Orange Beach Sportsplex: 22nd Annual OB Seafood Festival is a full day of delicious food, 50+ arts & crafts vendors & music for the whole family. Also includes a silent auction, car show featuring antique, classic & hot rod vehicles, a Kids Zone with climbing wall, & inflatables. All proceeds are used to purchase uniforms, equipment, insurance, and pay for expenses for our community’s youth baseball, softball and T-Ball.

2/23: Mobile 2014 Great Amazing Race:
Langan Municipal Park: An annual family-friendly obstacle/adventure race for teams of two (kids grades K-12 & adults), modeled after the show The Amazing Race. Pairs compete on a 1 mile course of challenges requiring teamwork. Whether you run, jog or walk, it’ll be a Bonding Experience you will never forget. Qualify for National Champ Race & $2,000 Prize!

2/26: Birds of Paradise Mardi Gras Ball:
Lulu’s, Gulf Shores:  Will you be in Gulf Shores before Mardi Gras? If so, enjoy a delicious buffet and open bar plus live music by The Tip Tops at one of Gulf Shore’s famous establishments. Don’t forget, the attire is “island elegance.”

 

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Upcoming event: Go Kickball Spring Season!

Sage Park in Mobile and Al Trione Park in Daphne: Registration ends on March 10th and the season starts on March 20th. This 8-week season will be filled with fastballs and base stealin’ all the while having the premier social experience with a 1,000 of your closest friends!

Upcoming event: Bud and Brews:
Providence Hospital, Mobile: The 2nd Annual Buds & Brews event is held in conjunction with the Festival of Flowers to benefit the Providence Hospital Foundation. Lee Yankie and the Hellz Yeah Trio will be the musical entertainment for the night and you’ll be able to sample great beer from local breweries!

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What’s Happening 02/12 – 02/19

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The Lunatix Mardi Gras Fashion Show Parade (photo courtesy of www.facebook.com)

2/13: Chemoflage Programs for New Cancer Patients:
University of South Alabama Faculty Club, Mobile, AL:  USA Mitchell Cancer Institute is sponsoring Chemoflage, LLC, an event for women who have recently been diagnosed with cancer and are beginning chemotherapy. Participants will learn about a variety of topics, including nutrition, relaxation techniques and emotional challenges. Complimentary lunch will be offered.

2/13: Craig Morgan Concert:
Saenger Theatre: There is no one like him. Craig Morgan’s resume is one of the most varied and impressive on earth–soldier, sheriff’s deputy, EMT, adventurer, TV host, motocross racer, outdoorsman, farmer, family man. And then there is the career that ties it all together! Tickets on sale now!

2/13: Government Street Forum:
Government St Presbyterian Church: The Government Street Forum is lunch and a speaker on Thursdays.  Lunch costs $7 and is served at noon; the forum begins at 12:30 p.m. No charge to attend the forum. This Thursday’s speaker is Roberta Swann, Director, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program

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2/14: Grand Hotel Beverage Academy:
Marriott Grand Hotel Resort, Spa, & Golf Club, Point Clear: Love is in the air. On V-day explore the history of the holiday and learn how to incorporate chocolate and strawberries into cocktails, featuring Strawberry Mojito and The Chocolate-Lovers Margarita. This is a great class for couples & it costs $10! (Hint, hint… guys!)

2/14: “The Sound of Music”:
Chickasaw Civic Theatre: Chickasaw Civic Theatre remakes Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic tale, featuring lyrical darlings like “My Favorite Things,” “So Long, Farewell” and “Do Re Mi.” Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15!

2/14: AntiValentine’s Day Party:
O’Daly’s Irish Pub: Not into the Valentine’s mooshy gooshy? Want to get mingle with other single friends? O’Daly’s is having an ANTI-V-Day party! Oak & Ash performing on stage! No cover to get in.

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2/15: Mardi Gras Parades:
Downtown Mobile: Beginning at 2:30 PM, Bayport Parading Society will kick off the day with a parade on Route A. Then later at 6:30 PM, Pharaohs, Order of Hebe, Conde Explorers will end the night with a parade on the same route.

 2/15: Chili for Charity:
Oak Hollow Farm,
14120 S. Greeno Road, Fairhope:  Beginning at 11:30am, eat chili, ride a mechanical bull, view antique tractors, taste homemade baked goods, and enjoy live music! Inflatables, hay rides and balloon animals available for kids! All funds raised benefit the Ecumenical Ministries of Baldwin County, a faith-based organization that improves the quality of life of residents in Baldwin County.

2/15: McKemie Place Emergency Fundraiser:
Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds: Emergency Fundraiser Benefiting McKemie Place, the region’s only shelter for single homeless women. $5,000 Grand Prize Cash Bash, Dress Casual • Donation $100.00 (includes one raffle entry and 2 entry tickets to event) Music, Dinner, and Drawing Included With Ticket Purchase!

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2/19: Mental Health First Aid Training:
Housing First, 73 Azalea Road:  Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning sign of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. The training starts at 8:00am and goes until 4:30pm.

Upcoming event: Go Kickball Spring Season!
Sage Park in Mobile and _______ Park in Daphne: Registration ends on March 10th and the season starts on March 20th. This 8-week season will be filled with fastballs and base stealin’ all the while having the premier social experience with a 1,000 of your closest friends!

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