MBAAA Charity Golf Tournament
MBAAA (Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association) is excited to announce the inaugural Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Little Sisters of the Poor and CARE House. This special event will be held at Heron Lakes Country Club. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 and shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction at 5 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony at 6 p.m. MBAAA is looking for sponsors, players and silent auction items; 100 percent of proceeds benefit charity. For more information, to register a team or to become a sponsor, contact Whitney Briones at 251-298-9552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue carbon workshop
Blue carbon refers to the carbon and other greenhouse gases captured, stored and emitted by the world’s coastal ecosystems. This workshop will explore the greenhouse gas benefits provided by tidal wetlands, salt marshes, seagrasses, mangroves and other coastal ecosystems. Participants will learn about the economics of blue carbon, the basics of coastal landscape project planning, models and implementation practices, and the benefits of combining blue carbon projects with traditional conservation and restoration activities. This workshop will take place 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 6005 Bayou Heron Road. For full details and to register, visit gulfalliancetraining.com.
Mobile Memorial Gardens, Garden of Heroes will host a brief ceremony honoring first responders and remembering those who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. The Garden of Heroes is near the Nevius Road entrance. Refreshments to follow. For more information, contact Dick Perl at 251-661-1333 or email@example.com.
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.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
The annual “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile is a “must do” event for ladies 21 years of age and older. It features heavy hors d’oeuvres from local area chefs and restaurants, McTini’s and an unforgettable evening of manicures, makeovers, shopping, entertainment and more. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Alabama Cruise Terminal, 201 S. Water St. Attendees may also purchase $25 or $50 “Purse-Onality” tickets which include a stylish purse — and a surprise gift inside valued at that (or more!). Visit www.rmhcmobile.org or call Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile at 251-694-6873 to purchase tickets.
L.A. Songwriters Festival
Join American Legion in Fairhope (700 S. Mobile St.) Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12, starting at 7 p.m. each night for the L.A. Songwriters Festival. Come enjoy this celebration of original music played in an acoustic setting on the intimate indoor hall stage. Tickets are $15 per night. Watch the sunset and catch the music! For more information, call 251-928-9132.
Back by popular demand! Your favorite tax instructor, Michael Ferguson, CPA, CFP, returns for an eight-hour tax workshop on topics our participants have chosen this year. In-depth information on current tax issues including the Affordable Care Act, net investment income tax issues, corporate and partnership basis, calculations and distribution, and individual tax planning opportunities. The program booklet material is written by Ferguson. The workshop provides 8 CPE credit hours in taxation (provider #BYNJN). The workshop will be held at the Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water St. For more information, visit http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/taxinstitute/taxworkshop.htm.
Bulls on the Beach
The Flora-Bama is hosting a weekend featuring two nights of adrenaline-filled bull riding! Friday and Saturday night’s high-energy rock ‘n’ roll rodeo will feature professional bull riders from across the Southeast. The bull riding competition is set for 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $40. For information, visit www.florabama.com, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-236-1765.
Downtown is the place to be the second Friday of each month! Join downtown art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods and enjoy the sounds of the LoDa Artwalk. The Artwalk gets better and better each month. From 6 to 9 p.m. in the Lower Dauphin Street district of Downtown.
Fowl River Tree Plantings
The Alabama Coastal Foundation is working with high school students and community members to conduct tree plantings in the Fowl River Watershed. We are doing one planting at St. Elmo Elementary School on Saturday, Sept. 12, and another on Wednesday, Sept. 23, along Fowl River. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mark Berte, mberte@joinACF.org or 251-990-6002.
5 Rivers Roadshow presents Hunter’s Day at Elberta’s Farmer’s Co-Op, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us at 13320 County Road 83 in Elberta for a free, family friendly educational event highlighting hunting of all kinds — including falconry! For more information call 251-986-8104.
Annual Unity Community Event
A three-day event promoting unity within local, national and global communities will be held in downtown Mobile at Spanish Plaza Park. Wednesday, Sept. 9: Prayer around the Fountain, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12: 10th annual Unity Walk/Health Fair/Job Fair Community Event, sign-in begins at 5:45 a.m., prayer at 7 a.m., walk begins at 8:15 a.m. Our Unity walk is designed to promote “unity” and “oneness” within the church community and abroad. After the walk, we will have performances by gospel artists, speakers and praise dancers. Free food and refreshments will be provided and seating will be available, although we ask that you bring your lawn chairs. Also we will have many health care vendors/exhibitors distributing information. Our job fair will allow our audience to apply for jobs in the area, therefore enhancing our communities. Sunday, Sept. 13: T.C. Bright Productions Outreach Ministries in collaboration with Kingdom Covenant Connections Inc. presents the King of Kings Unity Concert, 2-6 p.m. The King of Kings concert is geared towards bridging the generational gap through music. Numerous performers, singers, gospel rappers and speakers will fill the park with musical praise. The concert begins at 2 p.m. and limited food and seating will be available. For more information, contact Theola Bright at 251-343-8138.
September History Series
The Daphne Public Library announces its first September History Series about World War I. It will be presented by Michigan native Dr. James M. Morris (Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1969; Christopher Newport University, 1971-2005; now Professor Emeritus of History). All three meetings will be on Saturday mornings, September 12, 19 and 26 in the Daphne Recreation Center. The events are free. This week’s series will be “World War I: National Interests” and will begin at 10 a.m. For more information call 251-621-2818.
Brett Robinson Triathlon
Sign up today for the Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon. The triathlon begins early Saturday morning with a 1.5k swim in the Gulf of Mexico, followed by a 40k bike ride through the state park and finishes with a 10k scenic run. The “Tri-it-on Triathlon” begins with a 300-yard swim, a 9-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run. Join us for the award ceremony and post race party at The Hangout, 101 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores. Visit www.team-magic.com for more information.
Mobile Mystery Dinner
Murder at Miss Kitty’s Cat House! Join the Mobile Mystery Dinners for its next performance at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin St. Advance reservations are required; call 251-865-7398. Tickets are $59 and include dinner and unlimited wine. The fun begins at 7 p.m.
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 “Raptor Force.” 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.
Bullying Ends with Me
Sept. 14-18, the Mobile County Coalition Against Bullying will hold the second annual Anti-Bullying Week Campaign in Mobile schools. Students will hold Bullying Ends With Me activities for awareness and develop student advocates to help stop violence and abuse. Show your support! Get a “Bullying Ends With Me” T-shirt. Call 251-639-0004 or 251-574-3306.
This seminar is full of information on how to develop spending plans, money management skills and other goal-setting techniques. The seminar is held 6-7 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.
Back to School Bookmark Contest
The Daphne Public Library announces its “Back-to-School” Bookmark Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Daphne Public Library and open to students in grades K-12. The library invites local teachers, school librarians, educational specialists and home-school educators to use this contest to inspire creativity and the love of reading. Entries may be submitted either as a class assignment or by individual students. The contest began Aug. 31 and ends Sept. 26. For more information visit www.daphnelibrary.org.
Springboard to Success
Join downtown Mobile for its tournament of champions, Springboard to Success. The relay race is held at Cathedral Square 5:30-8:30 p.m. Each team needs to have five people, including at least two females. Entry fee is $100. For more information and to register, visit http://springboardfieldday.eventbrite.com or email email@example.com.
ACT/SAT strategy workshop
The Daphne Public Library will host an ACT/SAT strategy session for students and parents at 4:30 p.m. This offering comes just in time for students to prepare for the Oct. 24 official ACT test date and receive the latest information concerning the newly redesigned SAT test which will be presented in March 2016. Huntington Learning Center will host the workshop. This is a no-cost enrollment offering. Students can register by phone or email. Call 251-621-2818, ext. 211 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life Matters forums are an effort to raise education, awareness and prevention of suicide and depression. Each session will be held at the James P. Nix Senior Center, 1 Bayou Drive, Fairhope. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the one-hour presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Discussion and resources will be available afterwards. For more information, call 251-929-1477. This week health care professionals will discuss medical risk factors, various aspects of suicide, prescription benefits — as well as misuse of medication— and where to get help.
The Mobile Bridge Center is offering free bridge lessons. Lessons will be offered each Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Mobile Bridge Center, 1510 University Blvd. Arrive a few minutes early to register. If you have any questions, call the Bridge Center at 251-666-2147 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Best-selling author Garth Stein will be at Page & Palette discussing and signing his new book, “Sudden Light.” The discussion will begin at 6 p.m. Page & Palette is located at 32 S. Section St. in Fairhope. For more information call 251-928-5295.
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.
Brown Bag in Bienville Square
Fall is back and so is live jazz! Brown Bag your lunch and sit under the swirl of oak trees in Bienville Square, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by the city of Mobile Special Events Department. This week features music by Gregg Fells.
Boardwalk Talks are held on Dauphin Island the first and third Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. Come to the Estuarium to participate in a dialog with the experts at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd. The Northern Gulf Institute presents a series of informal conversations about all things scientific in the Gulf of Mexico region. For more information, call 251-861-2141.
Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Bragg will be at Page & Palette discussing and signing his new book, “My Southern Journey.” The discussion will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40. Page & Palette is located at 32 S. Section St. in Fairhope. For more information and tickets, call 251-928-5295.
Ladies’ Wine and Drive Golf Clinic
Learn to golf, improve your game or just have fun with your girlfriends! Come 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.
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