Festival of Flowers
The Festival of Flowers, presented each spring by the Providence Hospital Foundation of Mobile, is a celebration of the talents of the South’s best florists, garden designers and landscape architects. Featured displays include Bellingrath Gardens and Home, a floral design showcase and designer tablescapes. The Festival of Flowers is located at Providence Hospital Campus, 6801 Airport Blvd., Mobile. The Festival runs through March 29, for more information visit festivalofflowers.com.
Diamond Cutting Event
On March 26-28 Goldstein’s Jewelers (887 Hillcrest Road) will be hosting Hearts On Fire Master Diamond Cutter Brian McHardy. Brian is a fourth generation diamond cutter whose history traces back to the Premier Mine in South Africa. Brian will be bringing a diamond cutting wheel to demonstrate and educate us on the process of cutting a perfectly cut Hearts On Fire diamond. The event will be held during store hours, 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and admission is free.
Making Use: Recycled Material
Art and Design of Mardi Gras artists, Lillian McKinney, Adrian Vaughn, Rachel Wright, and Jillian Crochet will talk about their collaboration process, making site-specific work, and making use of everyday materials. Bring a friend and come get the low down on what inspired the “King and Queen of the Delta” and what it’s like to work together. This event is free at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. For more information call 251-208-5200.
Government Street Forum
Join the Government Street Presbyterian Church for lunch and a speaker every Thursday through March 26. The speaker this week will be Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson. The lunch and forum is held in the church’s Fellowship Hall at the Jackson Street entrance on Government and Jackson streets. Lunch is served at noon and costs $10, which includes tea, coffee and dessert. There is no charge to attend the forum. For information, call the church office at 251-432-1749.
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.
Buds & Brews
The 2nd Annual Buds & Brews event is held in conjunction with the Festival of Flowers to benefit the Providence Hospital Foundation. Buds & Brews is hosted by The Providence Foundation Young Advisory Group. Tickets can be purchased online at festivalofflowers.com. The Festival of Flowers is located at Providence Hospital Campus, 6801 Airport Blvd., Mobile.
Home & Garden Show
Don’t miss your opportunity to turn your home and garden dreams into reality! The entire Convention Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a Home and Garden Extravaganza. From the front door to the backyard you’ll find it all at the Greater Mobile Home & Garden Show. Compare prices and get the best deals while taking advantage of exclusive “show only” prices. The show runs March 27-29 at the Convention Center, 1 S. Water St. For more information visit www.mobilehomeandgardenshow.com
Last Friday Art Night
Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Gallery is where it’s happening on the Island on the last Friday of each month. “Last Friday Art Night” features shopping for local art, art demonstrations, food, drink, and music. Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Gallery is located at 1008 Alabama Ave. For more information call 251-861-3300.
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.
Grease: The Musical
St. Paul’s Players present the Broadway hit, “Grease: The Musical.” Travel back to the good ole days at Rydell High — to soc hops and drive-in movies, to Pink Ladies and Frankie Avalon. Sing along to classic tunes like “Summer Nights,” “Hand Jive,” “We Go Together” and “Greased Lightning.” Sets and costumes will take you to the 1950s. Show times are March 26-28 at 7p.m. and 2 p.m. on March 28. Call 251-342-6700 or email email@example.com for tickets and more information.
Azalea Trail Run
Join us for the 38th Annual Azalea Trail Run (ATR), one of the premier 10K road races in the United States and the 2011 RRCA National 10K Championship. The event also includes 5K and 2K runs. All of the courses are flat and extremely fast. The race starts downtown. For more information and to register visit www.pcpacers.org.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Bellingrath Gardens and Home invites children of all ages to join us for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Great Lawn. Reservations are required for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny; the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. There will be three Easter Egg Hunts on the Great Lawn, beginning at 10 a.m. Regular admission of $12.50 for adults and $7 for children ages 5-12 will be charged. Children ages 4 and younger are always admitted free. To make reservations or to purchase tickets in advance, call 251-973-2217, or make reservations online at our website, www.bellingrath.org.
Screen on the Green
The third annual Village of Spring Hill Screen on the Green Outdoor Film Festival is free. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and join us for “Frozen” (PG) at 8 p.m. on Dorn Field (Spring Hill College). There will be a special visit from Elsa from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Frozen movie trivia with prizes from 7:30 to 8 p.m. For more information visit The Village of Spring Hill’s website, www.thevillageofspringhill.com, or www.facebook.com/TheVillageOfSpringHill.
Civil War Trust Park Day
Calling all volunteers and supporters the Dauphin Island Park & Beach Board will help preserve Fort Gaines by hosting a Park Service Day. Fort Gaines is an important monument to honor the brave soldiers who fought and sacrificed in the American Civil War. Volunteers please per-register at the fort’s Facebook page or call 251-861-6992. If you can’t come out and help, please help fund our restoration effort and donate, by using our PayPal Donation Page. All gifts and donations are tax deductible.
Baldwin County Babypalooza
The BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo is a free event for new parents, expectant parents and families in Baldwin County and the surrounding area. Sponsored locally by South Baldwin Regional Medical Center the Baldwin County Babypalooza will be held at The Conference Center at The Wharf on from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information visit babypaloozatour.com/events/baldwin-county-babypalooza/
St. Paul’s Inaugural Concert
Join St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4051 Old Shell Road, for their inaugural concert with orchestra at 6:30 p.m. John Rutter’s Requiem and Malcolm Archer’s Requiem with Soloists. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.
Kruise for St. Jude
95 KSJ presents the 14th annual Kruise for St. Jude. The Kruise will start at the Eastern Shore Center (between Publix and Belk) at 11 a.m. from there everyone will cruise to the Flora-Bama. Once at the Flora-Bama there will be live performances. Register online at 95KSJ.com. Rider price start at $30.
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.
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.
The sixth Seafood Savvy, an event focusing on all aspects of Gulf Seafood, will be held at the Windmill Market in Fairhope. Seafood Savvy welcomes Chef Ryan Prewitt, Head Chef of Peche in New Orleans, as the keynote presenter of the evening, where he will discuss fish from water to plate. Although this event is free, call 251-990-8883 for required tickets. Doors open at 5 p.m. the event starts at 6 p.m. Windmill market is located at 85 N. Bancroft St.
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.
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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