IN THIS WEEK’S RUNDOWN – Armed Forces Day, Carnival Cruise Ship, and Giving Back

What’s up, Mobile? Hundreds turned out for the annual Armed Forces Day at Battleship Park. The day started with a 5k run from the Battleship reaching to the causeway. How many runners took this challenge? More than 300. Nice!

This celebration honored the sacrifice of Alabama veterans who’ve died in the nearly two decades since the 9-11 terror attacks. Read the full story here.

Speaking of ships, the Carnival Cruise Ship “Sensation” docked in the Mobile Port for the first time so its essential crew members could be vaccinated against covid-19.

The Carnival crew members getting their COVID-19 vaccinations at Mobile is a big step towards having cruise ships set sail from the Port City, once again.

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Once cruises resume from U.S. ports, Carnival Sensation will homeport in Mobile replacing the old Carnival ship, “The Fantasy”. Oh yeah!

The “Sensation” will have 98 additional balcony staterooms, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, a Bonsai Sushi Express venue and the Cherry on Top sweets shop.

The city hopes that vacationers can enjoy these amenities and set sail by Mid-July depending on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

This Week’s Events

5/01 – 05/28: Mobile Arts Council Gallery May Exhibitions
Daily @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 6 S Joachim Street, Mobile
In conjunction with National Photography Month, the Mobile Arts Council Gallery will be hosting three photography exhibitions May 5th – 28th. The top selections from the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama’s recent art competitions will be featured showcasing original photography and paintings by local students

5/18: Mobile’s Tour de FOOD TRUCKS
Tuesday @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Matthews Park
Follow the Food Truck as we visit one of Mobile’s beautiful parks every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Enjoy great food, DJs, Trivia, Games, Activities, and Fun for the whole family!

05/21 : RECONVENE 2021: The Event for Event Creators
Wednesday @ 3:00 am – 4:00 am, An Online Event
THE EVENT FOR EVENT CREATORS Let’s get together to discuss the future of getting together. Introducing RECONVENE, a two-day virtual summit made by and for independent event makers and doers (we call them “creators”), featuring some of the most forward-thinking entrepreneurs, artists, producers, and promoters in the event world.

5/22: The Grandman Triathlon
Saturday @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, 1 N Beach Rd, Fairhope
For Mobile Baykeeper, triathletes, race sponsors, and the community at large, The Grandman Triathlon and Publix Virtual Triathlon serve to showcase the splendor of Mobile Bay and encourage a healthy lifestyle that incorporates swimming, fishing, and playing in our beautiful waters.

Check out our event page for more details!

Busted in Mobile (Bay)

O’Charley was busted outside Wings of Life Recovery Friday afternoon handing out free lunches to residents and workers.

O’Charley’s gives free food to Wings of Life residents, staff

Wings of Life offers addiction recovery services to community members. What a way to give back to the community.

Check out who else got busted in Mobile, AL.

The 2021 Do Some Good Mobile Magazine is out. You’ll find it at local businesses or your favorite non-profit organization. You can also read the digital version by clicking here.


Young Cookie Entrepreneurs

Listen to our interview with Alicia Schneider of Girls Scouts of South Alabama as we talk about our amazing girl scouts doing some awesome business with cookies!

You can also listen to the podcast episode here.

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