Events for Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017

City of Mobile and Mobile County Commission - National Walk @ Lunch Day

Pack your shoes.  Plan to Walk.  Join the City of Mobile and Mobile County Commission to walk Mobile's "Downtown Walking Trail!" in front of Government Plaza.  Lunches provided for the first 75 participants to cross the finish line.

Blood pressure checks, body mass index, fitness demos, health information, giveaways, water bottles, apples and prizes!

Additional activities at Government Plaza and in Bienville Square including live music and "Brown Bag Lunch."

Location: Government Plaza

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MPL: What’s Up Wednesdays- Boys & Girls Ages 6-16

Join us after school for some fun and exciting projects.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Parkway Branch

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MPL: Vicki Covington Book Signing

Come meet author Vicki Covington as she introduces her new book, Once in a Blue Moon. The novel is set in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 2008 Presidential election campaign, where tenants of a benevolent landlord in a neighborhood that has seen better days, form their own brand of community. Follow them as they join together to lift each other up and bring hope for a better future back into their lives. There will be a book signing following the presentation. For more information, please call 251-208-7097. Vicki Covington received a B.A. in sociology followed by a Masters in Social Work at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. She worked as an outpatient therapist for twelve years in Birmingham. Her husband, writer Dennis Covington, helped her discover that there was a writer inside her waiting to come out. Her stories were published in Boston Globe Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Southern Humanities Review among others. She was the author of several novels, including Bird of Paradise, Night Ride Home, The Last Hotel for Women and Gathering Home. She was also the “Meditations for Bad Girls” columnist at The Oxford American for a number of years. There will be a book signing following the presentation. For more information go tohttp://www.blairpub.com/alltitles/onceinabluemoon. The Covingtons now live near their grandchildren in Lubbock, TX, with their dachshund named Pablo. Once in a Blue Moon is her love letter to the community she used to call home in Birmingham.

Location: Mobile Public Lbrary

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MPL: Vicki Covington- Coming Home to Alabama

Come meet author Vicki Covington, as she introduces her new book, Once in a Blue Moon. The novel is set in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 2008 Presidential election campaign, where tenants of a benevolent landlord in a neighborhood that has seen better days, form their own brand of community. Follow them as they join together to lift each other up and bring hope for a better future back into their lives. There will be a book signing following the presentation.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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Wednesday Comedy

Comedy open mic; 5 - 7 minute slots. 

Location: The Blind Mule Restaurant and Bar

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