NAACP Mobile Education Forum
The Mobile County NAACP will facilitate the the second in a series of community discussions on Alabama’s new charter school law and its potential impact on issues such as school re-segregation, poverty, low- and high-achieving students, the right to public education and more on Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Ben May Main Library’s auditorium, 701 Government St., Mobile, 6-8 p.m. The topic is “The Moral Imperative for Parental Involvement in Children’s Education.” The third and final forum in September will also serve as a call to action. For more information call 251-725-0779.
Baldwin Out to Lunch
The Women’s Business Alliance presents Baldwin Out to Lunch! Join us for this informal networking experience complete with conversation, great food and amazing atmosphere. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards; door prizes are always welcome. Space is reserved so we request that you pre-register at www.womensbusinessalliance.org/events. If you have additional questions, call 251-660-2725 or email email@example.com. Out to Lunch will be held at Boudreaux’s Cajun Grill, 29248 U.S. Highway 98, Daphne, at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.
Girls of Fall
Girls of Fall, now in its third year, is a unique event focusing on female football fans, featuring football, fashion and fun! This year’s event will be more interactive than previous events, featuring new sessions and more vendors. Female fans will learn more about the game, plus have an opportunity to eat and drink — and shop! This event starts at 6 p.m. at Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water Street.
Live at the Museum
Live at the Museum is back with Nashville songwriter Christian Lee Hutson. Hutson’s Americana-style “youthful regrets, laments and apathy worn unabashedly on his sleeve” make for a powerful performance in an intimate setting. Hear songs from his newest album, “Yeah Okay, I Know” and past projects in the listening-room setting of Larkins Auditorium. Music starts at 7 p.m. Mobile Museum of Art is located 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile.
Thursdays at MMoA
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Mobile Museum of Art 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. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile.
Mobile Mystery Dinner
Murder on the Battleship! Join the Mobile Mystery Dinners cast for their next performance at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin St., Mobile. Advance reservations are required; to reserve, call 251-865-7398. Tickets are $59 and include dinner and unlimited wine. The fun begins at 7 p.m.
Ark of India
“Ark of India: An Alabama Artist Explores Southern Asia” is an exhibit about personal discovery and exploration. It’s 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, 111 S. Royal St. On view until Sept. 1. Admission is free.
Journey to Mars … Beyond Earth
In the not-too-distant future, astronauts destined to be the first people to walk on Mars will leave Earth aboard an Orion spacecraft and begin their journey, carrying the spirit of humanity with them to the red planet. To highlight this mission in a fun and engaging way, the Gulf Coast Exploreum has collaborated with NASA on the exhibits “Journey to Mars” and “Beyond Earth.” The exhibits will run through Sept. 7 at the Exploreum, 65 Government St., Mobile. For more information, call 251-208-6893.
Spring Hill Baptist Church (2 McGregor Ave., Mobile) wants you to know about boat safety and will be offering a class sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. The class will start at 8 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. The fee is $35 per person and $20 for each additional family member. Some class highlights include the chance for you to earn a Class-V Vessel endorsement, booking safety book, certificate of completion and lunch. To register, call Ron at 251-443-1188.
Local author Angela Quarles will attend a book signing and wine social to celebrate the release of her third novel, “Must Love Chainmail.” The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. at Firehouse Wine Bar & Shop, 216 St. Francis St., Mobile. On hand for purchase will be her three books, “Must Love Breeches,” “Must Love Chainmail” and “Steam Me Up, Rawley,” a steampunk romance set in 1890 Mobile.
South Coast Mensa will hold a testing session at 10 a.m. in Daphne. Cost is $40; applicants must be at least 14 years of age. Mensa also accepts prior evidence of eligibility. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“Avenue Q” is a coming-of-age parable satirizing the issues associated with entering adulthood. Its characters lament that as children, they were assured that they were special; but as adults, they have discovered to their surprise and dismay that in the real world they are no more “special” than anyone else. The musical is notable for the use of puppets, animated by unconcealed puppeteers, alongside human actors. This play contains explicit content and is intended for mature audiences only. The show runs Fridays, Saturdays (8 p.m. curtain) and Sundays (2 p.m. curtain) through Aug. 23 at Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S. Carlen St., Mobile. For tickets and more information, call 251-471-1534.
This seminar is full of tips and information for those wanting to become a homeowner. Learn what you need to know about the home buying process to avoid making costly mistakes. This seminar starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Register at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling office, 705 Oak Circle Drive E., Mobile. Due to limited space, please call 251-602-0011 to register in advance.
A Night at the Symphony
Come enjoy an evening of organ music inspired by symphonic works. Hear transcriptions of famous orchestral pieces and a complete organ symphony by Charles -Marie Widor. The recital is free, open to the public and begins at 4 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, 115 S. Conception St., Mobile. For more information, call 251-438-1822.
Sunday matinee at 5 Rivers
Every Sunday throughout the day, take a step inside 5 Rivers Tensaw Theater and catch a free film. This week’s movie is “The Emperor’s New Groove,” a locally produced documentary about threats facing the unique and diverse Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. For more information, call 251-625-0814.
Come enjoy complimentary mimosas as artists work at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St., Mobile. Works by more than 60 area artists also will be on display. For more information, call 251-694-0278.
Three Mile Creek meeting
Please join us at this community engagement meeting to set the vision and design for the first phase of the Three Mile Creek Biking and Walking Trail. The objective is to create a design that supports a vision to transform Three Mile Creek into a community asset that would eventually include a 12-mile greenway system that connects diverse neighborhoods with existing and planned park facilities utilizing fitness trails, kayak launches and low-impact recreational development. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Toulminville Public Library, 601 Stanton Road, Mobile.
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 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 a worldwide organization. For further information, call 251-344-2938.
Back to School Bash
The Daphne Public Library will hold a Back to School Bash beginning at 4 p.m. Students in grades 6-12 can receive a free vision screening by Wal-Mart, participate in a healthy school snack demonstration and pick up a free Back to School kit. Parental consent is required for the vision screening. The library’s goal is to provide students and parents with some basic vision and nutritional awareness as they get back into a busy school schedule. Activities will be held in the library community room, 2607 U.S. Highway 98, Daphne. Call 251-621-2818, ext. 211, or email email@example.com to register.
Three Mile Creek meeting
Please join us at this community engagement meeting to set the vision and design for the first phase of the Three Mile Creek Biking and Walking Trail. The objective is to create a design that supports a vision to transform Three Mile Creek into a community asset that would eventually include a 12-mile greenway system that connects diverse neighborhoods with existing and planned park facilities utilizing fitness trails, kayak launches and low-impact recreational development. Meeting starts at 1 p.m. at Toulminville Public Library, 601 Stanton Road, Mobile.
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 recently implemented a Teen Tech Tutor program at the Robertsdale Library. This program is designed to match high school age students who have strong technological skills with adults and seniors who are unfamiliar with basic laptop computer technology. The free program is available Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 18301 Pennsylvania St., Robertsdale. An appointment is required; call the library at 251-970-4010.
Ladies’ Wine and Drive Golf Clinic
Learn to golf, improve your game or just have fun with your girlfriends! Come out to Foley for a golf lesson, glass of wine and friendship. If you’ve always wanted to learn, this is a great opportunity in a fun, low-pressure atmosphere. One-hour golf lesson with glass of wine (before and after lesson) costs $20 per lesson. All lessons taught by a PGA pro every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Glenlakes Golf Club, 9530 Clubhouse Drive, Foley. Contact David for more information, 251-955-1220.
Are you interested in gaining more confidence in your public speaking ability? The Downtown Mobile Toastmasters Club 2815 invites you to join us for our weekly educational lunch meeting at T.P. Crockmiers, 261 Dauphin St., from noon until 1 p.m. Practice your speaking, listening and leadership skills in a relaxed, friendly environment. Lunch must be purchased. Our dues are $42 twice yearly. Toastmasters International is a worldwide organization. For more information, call 251-404-3924.
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