Events for Thursday, Feb 09, 2017

Snowbird Special at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Save on Gardens-and-Home combination tickets with Bellingrath’s Snowbird Special, a discount for all ages in January and February. With the Snowbird Special, an adult Gardens-and-Home ticket costs $16.50 (regular price: $21) and a child Gardens-and-Home ticket costs $11.50 (regular price: $13). There is no admission fee for members of the Friends of Bellingrath, or for ages 4 and younger. The Gardens open at 8 a.m. and the last Home tour of the day is at 4 p.m. For details, visit bellingrath.org.

Location: Bellingrath Gardens and Home

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MPL: African-American Read-In: Books, Poetry, Skits & Songs

Come out and join our special guests and community partners as we celebrate Black Heritage in reading, poetry, storytelling and songs. AARI is a national literacy initiative ongoing since 1989, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) beginning in 1990, and later endorsed by the International Reading Association.

Location: Toulminville Branch, 601 Stanton Rd.

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Thursdays at MMofA

Free admission and access to all galleries; special programs. Thursday, 10 AM - 9 PM.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: The LUV Club

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include - crafts, games, music and special guests. Registration is encouraged. Girls ages 7 - 18

Location: Mobile Public Library: Toulminville Branch

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Alabama Contemporary Art Center Kids Studio – Ages 8-13

Participants are invited to explore contemporary art and music through hands-on and minds-on activities that stimulate and deepen their understanding of art.

Location: Ben May Main Library

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MAC at MMofA: Sketch Crawl

The Mobile Museum of Art - with its exhibits, European Art and Nature and American Art 1945 to Present - is the site for our next event. This SketchCrawl is free for participating artists and the public. Bring your sketching materials and meet and greet with other local artists! We will post images of the artwork produced at the end of the evening.

If you haven't visited the museum before, you can get a sense of the variety of its exhibits through their website: http://www.mobilemuseumofart.com/

Thanks to MMofA for agreeing to host us! Although this event is free, donations to the museum are welcome.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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HMPS: “Making the Mardi Gras Trail”

HMPS is kicking off the 2017 Mardi Gras season with historian Ann Pond as she takes us through a virtual preview of the Mobile Mardi Gras Trail highlights and its illustrious history. 

Location: Historic Mobile Preservation Society

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HMPS: “Making the Mardi Gras Trail”

HMPS is kicking off the 2017 Mardi Gras season with historian Ann Pond as she takes us through a virtual preview of the Mobile Mardi Gras Trail highlights and its illustrious history.

Location: Cox-Deasy Cottage

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SPL: Celebrate Valentine’s Day! Children Ages 3 and Up

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, join us for cookie decorating, Valentine Book Bingo and much more!

Location: Saraland Public Library

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MPL: Book Club - Ebony Moments His Last Name

Ebony Moments is a book discussion designed to increase the awareness of African-American authors, both past and present, and to promote the love of reading for all. This month’s topic of discussion is Believing in Magic by Cookie Johnson. 

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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UofMobile Honor Band:Accepting Applications

High school students who attend the eighth annual University of Mobile Honor Band 2017 have two unique opportunities – to earn a college scholarship and to perform the world premiere of an original work for band, conducted by composer Steve Dunn. UM Honor Band is a three-day musically challenging and inspiring high school band program set for Feb. 9-11, 2017, on the University of Mobile campus. High school band instrumentalists are invited to apply and band directors may nominate students for UM Honor Band by Nov. 21. Application and nomination forms, along with additional information about the program can be found here. Students earning first chair will be awarded band scholarships to University of Mobile. UM Honor Band is directed by Dunn, assistant professor of instrumental music at UM and internationally recognized composer. Guest clinician is Christ Neugent, director of bands at Spain Park High School in Hoover, AL. Neugent’s bands have received Superior ratings at contests and festivals in every area of area of performance – symphonic, marching and jazz. UM Honor Band will present a concert at the conclusion of the program. Also, students will hear performances by UM ensembles including RamCorps, Symphonic Winds, Welsh Revival and the UM Jazz Band. All performances are free of charge for students, band directors and chaperones.

Location: University of Mobile

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