Events for Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

7th Annual History Series- Immigrant Communities on the Gulf Coast: Then to Now

Dr. James M. Morris, author and Professor Emeritus at Christopher Newport University, will speak on March 21 about the local Italian immigrants, including many of the founding citizens in Daphne, Alabama.  Dr. Morris will discuss the immigrant families, the areas of Italy where each family originated, how they came to America and how they wound up living on Mobile Bay.

Mrs. Jeanette Bornholt, a librarian at the Foley Public Library and head of the Genealogy & Alabama Division of that library, will speak on March 28 about German immigrants to Baldwin County.  The parents of Mrs. Bornholt were German immigrants in the Elberta community.

Dr. Kathryn Calogrides Coumanis, of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Mobile, will speak on April 4 about the Greek immigrants in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.  Mrs. Coumanis studied at Spring Hill College, Tulane and the University of Alabama.  She is a retired social worker and her resume includes Penelope House, the State Department of Human Resources, the Mobile County Department of Human Resources, and Spring Hill College.

Olga Villar, Columnist for The Catholic Weekly and Director of Hispanic Ministries for the Diocese of Mobile, will speak on April 11 about the more recent Hispanic immigrants to the Gulf Coast area.  Her talk will consider the similarities and differences between past and current immigrants.

Location: Daphne Civic Center

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MPL: Movie Marathon- Three Films

It’s a day full of fun movies – Finding Dory at 11:30 a.m., The Secret Life of Pets at 1 p.m. and Pete’s Dragon at 3 p.m.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Toulminville Branch

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Tea for Two: Fairhope Museum of History

Guests enjoy a cup of delicious Baldwin County tea, cookies and a lecture on an interesting aspect of Fairhope history.

Location: The Fairhope Museum of History

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The Dance Academy of Mobile: Ballet II-III

Studio A- Ages 9-12. Ballet technique is the basis for modern, tap, jazz, and hip hop. Ballet is vital to the performance quality of all dance forms. Class will focus on ballet steps, technique,terminology, musicality, and combinations. Class will build awareness ofproper alignment, muscle control and injury prevention.  Students will also learn problem solving skills, listening skills, how to follow directions, work with other students and begin to build self esteem and self discipline. Ballet also conditions the body and builds stamina, strength and flexibility. Each level will have specific guidelines as to what terminolgy will be learned, with the higher levels becoming more complex and challenging. 

Location: The Dance Academy of Mobile

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MPL: Tinker Tuesday- Design & Create

Make your own Catapults.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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The Dance Academy of Mobile:Broadway Jazz II-III

Studio A- Ages 9-12. Broadway Jazz class description found here.

Location: The Dance Academy of Mobile

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MPL: Starting a Small Business Four - Day Workshop

Starting a Small Business from Scratch is a four day workshop with Rick Zapata, Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

Location: Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room- Ben May Main Library

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The Dance Academy of Mobile: Broadway Jazz III-IV

Studio A- Ages 13-18.  Broadway Jazz class description found here.

Location: The Dance Academy of Mobile

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MPL: A Page in Time- Historical Fiction

If you love Historical Fiction this book club is for you. This month's topic of discussion is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. 

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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Paint Party Sudios: Two for Tuesdays Paint & Sip

Pick what you want to paint. BYOB. Art supplies and instruction provided. Advance reservations recommended. Two painters, two 16×20″ canvases, $30 (approximately 3 hours), or two 11×14″ canvases for $25 (approximately 2 hours).

Location: Paint Party Studios

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CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama

This exhibition of William Christenberry’s work is organized on the occasion of the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration, and honors the artist’s exploration of themes related to this native state: Alabama’s landscape, structures, traditions, and people.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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Contemporary Alabama Photography

Guest Curator Richard McCabe (Curator of Photography at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans) selects work by various photography artists from throughout Alabama as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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