A Night at the Races
A night of fun, food and music with friends is planned for the “Night at the Races” derby style party to benefit The Learning Tree. The event will be held at the Ezell House, at 407 Conti St. in Mobile, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with heavy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beverages, music and silent auction. From 7 until 9 p.m. guests will place friendly wagers on their favorite ponies and cheer them on during pre-recorded horse racing videos. Tickets may be purchased for $60 per person, with limited seating available. For sponsor information or to reserve tickets please call Paige Norris at 251-654-2144.
Thursdays at the Museum
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, offers free admission to all visitors. Join MMOA each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. No reservations are necessary.
Remington College Prom Night Makeover
Remington College Mobile Campus wants to send high school students off to prom in style by offering free salon services through its Prom Night Makeover event. Students in the Remington College Cosmetology Program will provide students headed to prom with free updos, manicures, pedicures, and makeup for girls; guys can get a haircut. All Prom Night Makeover services will be done in the Remington College School of Cosmetology, located at 4368 Downtowner Loop S. To schedule an appointment call 251-342-4848.
Joe Jefferson Players present “Aida”
With music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, “Aida” is the story of forbidden love between the Egyptian leader and the title character, a beautiful Ethiopian princess. Performances scheduled on weekends through April 12. Directed by Cathy Bouler. Tickets start at $10 and are available through www.joejeffersonplayers.com.
First Friday Art Walk
The Eastern Shore Art Center returns with new art and music. Come check out the new exhibits, live pottery demonstrations while enjoying refreshments and live entertainment by The Sound Carpenters. The art walk begins at 6 p.m. at the Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak St. Fairhope. For more information contact Adrienne at 251-928-2228 ext. 103.
Ark of India
“Ark of India: An Alabama Artist Explores Southern Asia” is an exhibit about personal discovery and exploration. It is an account of late 19th and early 20th century India as seen by Alabama artist Roderick D. MacKenzie, using his paintings, drawings, sculptures and most importantly, photographs and writings. The exhibition is organized by the History Museum of Mobile at 111 S. Royal St. and is on view until Sept. 1, 2015. Admission is free.
The Art of Fashion: The Sequel
Designers, models, and fashion enthusiasts will convene for one of the Gulf Coast’s most eclectically presented fashion shows. The Crystal Ballroom of the historic Battle House Hotel of Mobile will seat an exclusive set of attendees and will host the high steps of runway models draped in styles perfect for spring and summer. The event will feature designers and brands BCBG Max Azria, Alicia Patricia, Goorin Bros Hat Shop, Sacred Heart Collection, Urbane and Un-U. The event will benefit Mobile-based nonprofit organization Legacy 166. For tickets, please visit eventbrite.com/event/15874695642/. The show begins at 6 p.m. For more information contact Carlisha at 251-214-0305.
Easter in the Squares
Families are invited to come down in their Easter finery to Bienville Square for an Easter Egg Hunt (ages 8 and younger), paper flower making, face painting, kids’ karaoke, photos with the Easter Bunny and balloon art. Then get ready for the Paper Flower Parade from Bienville to Cathedral Square. Bring your Easter bonnets and hats and load up your decorated wagons for the parade. Prizes awarded for best stroller or wagon and pet entry. For more information contact Carol Hunter at 251-434-8498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lucky Ducky 5K
The Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is hosting the Lucky Ducky 5K to benefit Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy at the SGA Pavilion on the University of South Alabama campus at 7 a.m. The event features both a certified 5K course and a mile fun run, along with local vendors, music and activities for children. To register for the event please visit this link: www.eventbrite.com/e/lucky-ducky-5k-runwalk-and-fun-run-tickets-15833033028. For more information email email@example.com.
Historic Walking Tours
The History Museum of Mobile, in conjunction with the Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, will lead free tours through historic downtown Mobile as part of a statewide effort on the following Saturdays: April 4, 11, 18 and 25. The hour-long tours will start at 10 a.m. at Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and end at the History Museum of Mobile. Participants are encouraged to tour the museum (also complimentary admission) immediately following the walking tour.
Fairhope Walking Tour
The Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel is sponsoring and promoting Saturday Walking Tours in April. The city of Fairhope has been invited to host free guided tours in the downtown area for visitors and the local community every Saturday in April. Tours will be given by Fairhope Museum of History Director, Donnie Barrett. April 4 is a tour of the Fairhope Beach Parks and the tour will depart from the Welcome Center at 10 a.m. All are welcome and the tours are free of charge. For information on tours throughout the state of Alabama visit www.alabama.travel/trails/april-walking-tours. For additional information on Fairhope Walking Tours, call 251-929-1471.
Easter Bunny Visit: Fairhope
The Easter bunny will be visiting Fairhope. The bunny will be in front of the Fairhope Welcome Center in downtown Fairhope from 10 a.m. until noon for children to visit. Parents may bring their cameras to take pictures. For information, call 251-929-1466.
Easter Sunrise Service at Fort Gaines
The Easter Sunrise Service will begin at 6:30 a.m. on the Great Lawn within the walls of Fort Gaines and it is open to everyone in the community. Free admission will be given to guests from 6 to 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blanket. For more information visit: www.dauphinisland.org. Fort Gaines is located at 51 Bienville Blvd., on Dauphin Island.
Easter Sunrise Service at Bellingrath
Bellingrath Gardens and Home welcomes the community to join us for a special Sunrise Service in the beautiful surroundings of the Gardens at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, at Live Oak Plaza. Complimentary admission will be given to guests from 6 to 8 a.m. on Easter Sunday. For more information, visit www.bellingrath.org or call 251-973-2217.
Come enjoy complimentary mimosas as artists work at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St. There will also be works by more than 60 area artists on display. For more information call 251-694-0278.
Spring Break Art Camp
Join the spring break fun at the Mobile Museum of Art’s Spring Break Art Camp for students ages 4 – 12. This week long camp offers half-day options (from 8 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 5 p.m.) or full days (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), with arts and crafts instruction in the morning sessions, and fine art instruction in the afternoon. From 12 to 1 p.m. there is a supervised lunch hour; students bring lunches from home, avoiding all peanut products. Upper level students will also have a field trip opportunity to watch a demonstration at the glass studio of the University of South Alabama. For more information visit mobilemuseumofart.com
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society hosts dance classes with professional instructors at 7 p.m., followed by dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10. There will be a cash bar and no need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome. Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31, Spanish Fort. For more information, email Cassie Fishbein at Cassief13@aol.com.
Top Cats Toastmasters
Are you terrified at the idea of public speaking? We were. We got over it. Top Cats Toastmasters invites you to join us. We meet every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Red Lobster located near the southeast corner of Airport Boulevard and Azalea Road in Mobile. You can practice your speaking and listening skills and learn to think on your feet in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Dues are $43 twice a year, and lunch must be purchased. Toastmasters International is an international organization. For further information, contact 251-344-2938.
Hatching the Past: The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt
Hatching the Past features 100 real dinosaur eggs and 100 replica eggs at the Exploreum. The multi-media experience for all ages invites visitors to touch real dinosaur bones and reconstructed nests, dig for eggs, experience hands-on exploration stations and view animated video presentations featuring well-known dinosaur experts. The Exploreum is open daily, for more information visit www.exploreum.com.
Bend & Brew
Join Fairhope Brewing starting at 6 p.m. for Hoppy Yoga every first Tuesday of the month. The taproom is transformed into a yoga studio with Soul Shine Yoga leading the session. It’s only $5 to participate in the class and then you can stick around for beer specials as well as light snacks provided by Pretty Mean Sweets. Fairhope Brewing is located at 914 Nichols Ave., Fairhope.
Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Call 1-800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com
Teen Tech Tutor Program
The Baldwin County Library Cooperative (BCLC) recently implemented a Teen Tech Tutor program at the Robertsdale Library, 18301 Pennsylvania St., Robertsdale. This program is designed to match high school age students with strong technological skills with adults and seniors who are unfamiliar with basic laptop computer technology. The program is available Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free of charge. An appointment is required and can be made by calling the library at 251-970-4010.
Learning Lunch with Margaret Brown
Join the History Museum of Mobile to explore new perspectives on the history and culture of Mobile at monthly Learning Lunches. On April 8, filmmaker Margaret Brown will discuss her documentary “The Great Invisible.” Each program begins at noon, bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. For more information visit historymuseumofmobile.com or call 251-208-7508.
Little Discoveries at the Exploreum
Little Discoveries is a weekly programming series in the Exploreum’s Wharf of Wonder for children six and under. These lessons will fuse science, technology, engineering and math, with creativity, art and reading. Each session will begin with a story reading that will serve as the launching pad for the day’s hands-on activities. Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. and Thursdays 2-3 p.m. at 65 Government St., downtown Mobile. For more information call Josh Holland at 251-208-6893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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