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Mobile Tiki Week
Now through August 17th. Join in the annual celebration of tropical cocktails and South-Seas vibes, hosted by some of the city’s best bars and restaurants. Expect delicious rum libations, served with all the garnishment and fanfare that drinks of this ilk demand, as well as tiki-themed foods (at the venues with kitchens) all week long. Each venue will donate a portion of their profits to a different charity each year. The 2019 beneficiary, Dauphin Island Sea Lab Discovery Hall. For a list of events find us on Facebook @MobileTikiWeek.
Wednesday, August 14, 12 p.m. History Museum of Mobile. Features Municipal Cemeteries Manager, Tighe Marston, who will discuss the history of Mobile’s Municipal Cemeteries, Victorian Funerary Traditions and Victorian Funerary Art and Symbolism. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
“First Time Across”
Wednesday, August 14, 2 – 3 p.m. at Fairhope Public Library. For tales of adventure, come check out a presentation by Captain Jim Cash, a Foley resident and experienced sailor, where he will discuss his non-fiction book, First Time Across, which details his journey sailing a 35-foot catamaran built in South Africa across the Atlantic Ocean and up the coast to Los Angeles, California. For more information please visit http://fairhopelibrary.org/index.php/calendar/.
MCTS Legacy Luncheon
Friday, August 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Robert Hope Community Center (850 Edward Street, Plateau). Join us to honor the founder of MCTS, Isaiah J. Whitley, and to remember and recognize Whitley-MCTS school spirit, faculty, staff, students and community. Luncheon donation is $20. Contact Ruth Ballard 251-452-2536 or 251-716-7930 to reserve your seat.
Now thru August 17. Seeking to inform and activate the Mobile County citizenry to action in an effort to start the reversing process to poverty, through this week of activities culminating with “SBS, Watermelon Giveaway & Hope Festival” from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information contact Barri Williams, founder & servant President of SBS Board of Management, Director of Micro IntercommUnity Cooperative The Breaking of Bread Co-op 812 Saint Stephens Road, Prichard – 251-623-0610 / email@example.com.
Friday, August 16, 8 a.m. at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza. Hosted by The Community Foundation of South Alabama, The Women’s Forum 2019 will present “Women Who Rock It” featuring Kay Hire, retired NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain. Tickets can be purchased online at https://communityfoundationsa.eventsmart.com/womensforum/womens-forum-2019/. For more information contact Marion Warren Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 251-438-5591.
“Boxes for Bees, Butterflies, and Bats”
Saturday, August 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fairhope Public Library. Presented by Gene Sellier, a member of the Baldwin County Master Gardeners. The focus will be on how to make boxes for bees, butterflies, and bats for the yard. The session will be informational and instructive for anyone looking to attract these beneficial species to their garden. For more information please call 251-929-1464.
Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Local History and Genealogy Division (753 Government Street). Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to assist you with your questions and research for documentation concerning your ancestors. For more information, call 494-2172.
Speed date your elected officials
Tuesday, August 20, 6 p.m. Byrne Hall at Spring Hill College. This town hall like experience will allow citizens to connect to local leaders in a small group setting using a “speed date” format. The event is free, but registration is required at www.bit.ly/speo2019. Pizza will be provided to attendees. For updates, follow the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1199400676928841/. For immediate questions, please call Mobile United’s office at (251) 432-1638.
“A Legacy of Five Families”
Thursday, August 22, 5:30 p.m. Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Conducted by Monica Tapper (teacher, author, historian and docent at the Mansion) this presentation will enlighten everyone about the Mansion, its inhabitants and provide perspective on Mobile as a development city. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets https://www.brownpapertickets/event/4296926 . For questions, please call 251-471-6364.
Road Scholar to speak at FPL
Thursday, August 22, 2 p.m. Foley Public Library. Dr. Alan Brown, professor of English at the University of West Alabama and Road Scholar with the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will give a presentation entitled “The Evolution of the Miracle Worker.” Brown will illustrate his presentation with a short slideshow that illustrates Keller’s long life and with clips from the 1957 Playhouse 90 broadcast, the 1962 theatrical film, and the 1979 and 2000 made-for-TV films to show how different directors and actors have re-imagined Keller’s life to suit their times and the demands of the cinema. For more information visit www.foleylibrary.org.
Thursday, August 22, 7-10 p.m. at the James P. Nix Center 1 Bayou Drive, Fairhope, AL 36532. Live music from JR Owen. For more information call 251-928-2835.
Compassionate Friends of Mobile
Every second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. in Room 207 of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, corner of Dauphin and Catherine streets (Mobile). CFM is a support group for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Call 251-721-2209 or visit compassionatefriendsmobile.org.
Lupus Support Group Meeting
Every third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m., Providence Hospital in Moorer Conference Room #1. Sponsored by Hats & Heels Inc. Visit hatsandhealsinc.org.
Heart & Soul Book Club Meeting
Every fourth Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m., Mobile West Regional Library. Contact Cassandra at email@example.com.
“Encouragement for your ‘yes’”
Saturday, August 17, 8:30 a.m. – noon, St. Rose of Lima Church (2951 Durette Avenue, Coden). Join Maria Morera Johnson and Lisa M. Henley for a morning of retreat including Mass, inspirational talks, group discussion, prayer and refreshments. All proceeds to support St. Rose of Lima Historic Restoration Fund. For more information contact Maria Morera Johnson at (770) 560-1441. Register online at stroseonmonluis.com.
“Miles for Medicine”
Saturday, August 24, Langan Park. Join us for the annual “Miles for Medicine 5K and Fun Run” to support the Lions Club at South Alabama. This family-friendly event will include food, music, trophies & give-aways. Bring any used eyeglasses to be recycled. See http://bit.ly/Miles4Meds2019.
Benefit for Lifelines Counseling Services
Saturday, August 24 at 8 p.m. at Cedar Street Social Club. Live music from Venom 80’s cover band at Cedar Street Social Club. $10 cover benefits Lifelines Counseling Services. 21+ event only.
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”
Now thru August 25, Chickasaw Civic Theatre. Set in London in 1907, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder centers on Monty Navarro, a penniless clerk who is informed after the death of his mother that he is ninth in line to inherit the earldom of Highhurst, controlled by the wealthy D’Ysquith banking family. Book & Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, Music & Lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Visit cctshows.com for showtimes and tickets.
U.S. Space Program photo exhibit
Now through August 31, Ben May Main Library. Enjoy a photo exhibit exploring the birth of the American Space Program up to the Apollo 11.
“Urban Wild” at ACAC
Now at Alabama Contemporary Art Center. Urban Wild is an exhibition that looks for the diversity of art that is practiced throughout the streets, highways, and dirt roads of the South. Twenty-four artists from a number of disciplines who’s work reflects the social environment, culture, and sub-cultures of life in the South. Visit Alabamacontemporary.org for details.
“Sensational Sixties: Fashions from a Defining Decade”
Now through August 18, History Museum of Mobile. Features 1960s fashions from haute couture to hippies. Go to historymuseumofmobile.com for details.
“Science Fiction Science Future”
Now through September 2 at The Exploreum. Engaging exhibits enable visitors to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts might become the science reality of tomorrow. For detail to to www.exploreum.com.
Thursdays at MMoA
Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Mobile Museum of Art offers free admission to all Mobile County residents. No reservations necessary. 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile. Call 251-208-5200.
Mobile BayBears v. Chattanooga
August 18 – 22 Hank Aaron Stadium. For tickets and more information visit www.milb.com/mobile.
Bingo at Cortlandt’s
Thursday, August 15, 8 p.m. Join us for Rock & Roll Bingo at Cortlandts Pizza Pub. Find us on Facebook @cortlandts.
The City of Gulf Shores will host the Summer Yoga Series at Gulf Place Public Beach. Yoga classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the last Friday of the month May thru August. Classes are free and open to the public. For more information about the Summer Yoga Series, contact the Gulf Shores Recreation Department at 251-968-9824 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/yoga.
Bingo at Via
Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Open to public. Via Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. (Mobile), 251-478-3311.
Adult skate night
Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 8-10:30 p.m. at Dreamland Skate Center (5672 Three Notch Road, Mobile) with DJ Beaux, $5. Call 251-661-6997.
Marriages End. Families Don’t
Monday, August 17, 8 a.m., Lifelines Counseling Services (705 Oak Circle Dr. E.). “Helping Children Cope with Divorce” is an educational program that focuses on how effective parenting can lessen the negative impact of divorce and parental separation on children. Children need both parents in their lives working together to increase their child’s ability to adjust to the changes associated with divorce. Sign up online by visiting this link- http://www.lifelinesmobile.org/family-marital-and-divorce-counseling/
Baldwin County Commission: First and third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., 322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette. Work sessions are second and fourth Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. rotating between Bay Minette, the Foley Satellite Courthouse, the Fairhope Satellite Courthouse and the Baldwin County Central Annex Building in Robertsdale, baldwincountyal.gov.
Baldwin County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale, baldwincountyal.gov.
Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave., cityofbayoulabatre.com.
Chickasaw City Council: Second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m., 224 N. Craft Highway, 251-452-6450.
Citronelle City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m., 19135 Main St., 251-866-7973.
Creola City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 6 p.m., 190 Dead Lake Road, #A, 251-675-8142.
Daphne City Council: First and third Monday at 6:30 p.m., 1705 Main St. Work sessions second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., daphneal.com.
Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd., townofdauphinisland.org.
Elberta Town Council: Third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the town hall. Workshop meeting on the second Tuesday, townofelberta.com.
Fairhope City Council: Second and fourth Monday at 6 p.m., 161 N. Section St. Work sessions held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m., cofairhope.com.
Fairhope Planning Commission: First Monday at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. Visit cofairhope.com.
Foley City Council: First and third Monday at 5:30 p.m., 407 E. Laurel Ave. Work sessions begin at 4 p.m.; cityoffoley.org.
Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St., gulfshoresal.gov.
Mobile City Council: Tuesdays at Government Plaza, 205 Government St. Pre-council meeting at 9 a.m.; council meeting at 10:30 a.m., cityofmobile.org.
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