A Story Told: Human Trafficking
Space 301, 301 Conti St., and Eye Heart World host this black tie gala event to unveil a series of 12 charcoal pieces telling the story of a girl who was a victim of sex trafficking. The art will serve to educate guests about the issue of human trafficking and will be auctioned off to raise funds to support the cause lead by Eye Heart World, a non-profit organization raising funds and awareness to stop modern day slavery. The event starts at 7 p.m. and a $25 donation is suggested. For more information visit eyeheartworld.org/gala.
Tryouts for the Mighty Marching Tigers
Band students ages 11-18 are invited to tryout for the James Seals Recreation Center’s Mighty Marching Tigers from 5:30-8:30 p.m.. For assistance please call 251-438-7498.
Thursdays at the Museum
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. the Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Dr.) offers free admission to all visitors. Join the MMOA each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. No reservations necessary.
Cheap Chic Boutique
Our Sisters’ Closet will be hosting their fundraiser at the Sisters of Mercy Building, St. Mary Parish, 1405 Old Shell Road, Thursday 4-7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cheap Chic Boutique is a great chance to purchase new, nearly new, retro and vintage clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry all while helping increase self-confidence and job opportunities for disadvantaged women. For more information visit oursisterscloset.org or call 423-2001.
The Haunted History Tour in Downtown Mobile is a two-hour walk on Church and Government streets, visiting such sites as Church Street Cemetery and Fort Condé. You can hear some of Mobile’s dark, macabre, strange and unusual stories from the past and not so distant past. Tours are booking now at www.spiritexpeditions.com, for every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Benefit for Madison Alford
2-year old Madison Alford was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in January. Her parents, Matt and Jessi Alford, are parishioners at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Student Center and alumni of the University of South Alabama. They are seeking treatment at St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital in Tennessee. Join family and friends from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. for a yard sale, art sale and breakfast event at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Student Center at 6051 Old Shell Road. For questions, please email Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more about Madison’s story, visit caringbridge.org/visit/madisonalford.
Make Music Day
Andy’s Music joins the worldwide Make Music Day celebration with Mobile’s largest harmonica jam session. Andy’s Music invites everyone from professional musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument to join in the global music celebration between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 1412 Hillcrest Road. We will feature live music performances, food and drinks, plus you can join in the largest harmonica jam session on the coast. Free harmonicas for the first 100 participants! For more information please call 633-8944.
Walk for Wishes and 5K Run
Make-A-Wish Alabama will be hosting “Walk for Wishes and 5K Run” raising money for Alabama children living with life-threatening medical conditions. The event will be at Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway. Registration is $10 per participant. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. with the walk/run beginning at 8 a.m. For more information and to find out how to register, log on to www.alabama.wish.org/walkforwishes
or call 288-0692.
Market on the Square
Vendors will be selling locally produced tomatoes, potatoes, sweet corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, seafood, flowers, plants, baked breads, pastas, casseroles, pies and handcrafted goods, plus live music and so much more. The market is open each Saturday at 7:30 a.m. through July 26 on Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile. Organic produce is available.
Ben Walls Memorial Music Jam
Remembering Ben Walls, who passed away after a two-year battle with colon cancer. Join friends and family at The Garage, 9 S. Washington Ave., starting at 1 p.m. for live music from local artists such as Ryan Balthrop, The Perry Wall, Grits N’ Pieces and many more. There will also be silent auction items, raffles and a draw down. Admission is $10 and includes crawfish and $2 Bud specials. The money raised will benefit the family of Daniel Martin and the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. See this week’s music feature for more information.
Come enjoy complimentary mimosas as artist work at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St. There will be works by more than 60 area artists on display. For more information call 694-0278.
Please join us and clean out your closet or home and donate your new or gently used items to Goodwill June 23-26 at one of five drop-off locations in Mobile and Baldwin County. June 23-24, 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. locations are: Thomas Hospital, 750 Morphy Ave. in Fairhope; North Baldwin Fitness Center, 2115 Hand Ave. in Bay Minette; Infirmary Eastern Shore, 7101 U.S. Hwy. 90 in Daphne and Thomas Medical Center, 27961 U.S. Hwy. 98 in Daphne. June 25-26, 6 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. drop-off at Mobile Infirmary Diagnostic & Medical Clinic’s ProHealth Parking Lot, 5 Mobile Infirmary Circle. For more information, call 435-3902.
Free Children’s Lunch
The Springhill Avenue Community Center’s Summer Lunch Program is open, offering a free, nutritious lunch for children in need. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday – Friday at the Center at 1151 Springhill Ave. Call 438-7415 for questions regarding the program.
The Springhill Avenue Community Center hosts line dancing Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday every week throughout the summer. Classes are from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Mondays, 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Classes are free and open to all ages at the facility at 1151 Springhill Ave.
Tour Space 301
Tours of the Main Gallery and Fabrication Hall will be Wednesday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Centre for the Living Arts/Space 301, 301 Conti St. Tours are included with the price of admission. Call 215-208-5671 or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com for more information.