The University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) announces the 6th annual Celebrate Hope fundraiser. The event, presented by The Mapp Family Foundation, will be held at MCI on Springhill Avenue in midtown Mobile. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. and cocktail attire is required. Tickets are $175 each. For more information about Celebrate Hope or to purchase tickets, contact the USA Development Office at 251-460-7032, email Development@USouthAl.edu, or visit www.USAMCI.com/CelebrateHope.
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. On Nov. 20, Adam Taylor and Leland Clay are scheduled to perform beginning at 7 p.m. No reservations are necessary.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
The city of Mobile will host Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Bienville Square at 5 p.m. Mayor Sandy Stimpson and Santa Claus will co-host along with emcee Gene Murrell of 92 ZEW. Families are invited to pose for pictures with Santa, play in the “snow,” check out Uncle Joe’s Rolling Zoo and enjoy many other activities available for the young and the young at heart. The Dunbar Dancers and Mobile International Festival musicians Mare and Nomade will perform. Free coffee and hot chocolate available. The switch for the tree and a “ceiling of lights” on Dauphin Street will be thrown promptly at 6:10 p.m.
St. Paul’s Thrift Shop, Holiday Shoppe
Kick off your Christmas season with the Thrift Shop’s 11th annual holiday sale. From 6-8 p.m., we will offer a preview “gala” evening in the Life Center at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Daphne. Advance tickets are $20 each ($25 at the door). Gala ticket price includes light hors d’oeuvres, two beverages, a complimentary glass and the opportunity to shop first. There are a limited number of tickets available. In addition to the gala, there will also be two more days of shopping in the Life Center: Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information contact the Thrift Shop at 251-626-6102.
Brookley 5K On The Runway
Runners and walkers of all ages and stages of fitness take off at the Airbus 5K On the Runway hosted by the Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) Foundation benefitting the restoration of Doyle Park on Saturday, Nov. 22 with a 4 p.m. twilight start at the Brookley Aeroplex. The one-mile fun run at the runway gets all engines going at 3:30 p.m. just before the big race with a one-miler down the newly paved Broad Street. For more information call Michelle Hurdle at 251-709-3490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hazardous Waste Collection
Mobile County is hosting a public Hazardous Waste Collection Event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 22 at the grounds of Cody Road and Ziegler Blvd. The free event accepts electronics like TVs, computers, printers, phones and batteries in addition to oil-based and latex paints, household cleaners, automotive fluids, pesticides and other chemicals. Materials will be accepted in boxes or on tarps and will removed from vehicles by professionals on hand.
Tickets are going fast for this family-friendly, standing-room-only, multi-night musical Christmas feast. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online now at itickets.com. Tickets are also available at Lifeway bookstore, Dauphin Way Baptist Church, or by contacting the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts at 251-442-2383 or email@example.com. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door on the night of each performance. Productions will be held Nov. 20-23 at Dauphin Way Baptist Church, 3661 Dauphin St., Mobile. On Nov. 20-22, doors open at 6 p.m. and the performance begins at 6:45 p.m. On Nov. 23, doors open at 3:15 p.m. and the performance begins at 4 p.m.
Mobile Mystery Dinner
Unhappy Hour! Join the Mobile Mystery Dinners for their next performance at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin St. Advance reservations are required, to make reservations call 251-865-7398. Tickets are $59 and include dinner and unlimited wine the fun begins at 7p.m.
How To Get Your Book Published Workshop
Publishing Executive Marcus Oaks, former CEO and president of Household Publishing and Enterprises, Inc., and a 20-year publishing veteran, will be facilitating a “how to get your book published” workshop from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Mobile Public Library’s Toulminville Branch. The workshop is open to the public and free of charge. All would be attendees are encouraged to register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 251-438-7075.
Christmas at the Road
Join Lott Road Church of God for a Holiday Market. Come for a unique shopping experience of perfect gifts for all your family and friends. Lott Road Church of God is located at 5301 Lott Road, Eight Mile. Shopping will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 2 p.m.
Market on the Square
The fall harvest is in so join us in Cathedral Square (lower Dauphin) and come get your fresh greens, fall corn, squash, peppers, sweet potatoes, pastas, seafood, sausages, eggs, goat milk cheese, breads and baked goods. Also, shop for locally produced crafts like handmade candles, soaps, pottery and much more. Stay for live music. This is the last weekend of the season for Market on the Square. For more information, please call 251-208-1550.
Most Pure Heart of Mary Fundraiser
The Kenny Neal Band, Sons of Funk New Era and Mary Morris Fashions are joining together to raise money for the Most Pure Heart of Mary School with an evening of R&B music, fashion, food, drink and friends at the Holiday Inn ballroom. Tickets are $25 each. Advance purchase only. Limited quantities. No tickets sold at the door. Happy hour starts at 5 p.m. in the Sky View Lounge. Ballroom doors open 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.
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.
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.
Join The Haberdasher at 451 Dauphin St. every Tuesday beginning at 9:30 p.m. for Bingo, with prizes every round and drink specials. Free to play. For more information call 251-287-1976.
Little Discoveries at the Exploreum
Little Discoveries is a weekly programming series in the Exploreum’s Wharf of Wonder for children five 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. On Nov. 26, the topic is “Solid, Liquid or Gas?” Discover what matters about matter. On Dec. 3, the topic is “Snowflake Science.” Discover the frosty world of snowflakes and take one home. The topic for Dec. 10 is “Celebrations Around the World.” Discover how people around the world celebrate holidays. 10-11:00 a.m. at 65 Government St., downtown Mobile. For more information call Josh Holland at 251-208-6893 or email email@example.com.
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