Events for Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mrs. Bellingrath’s Birthday Celebration

Born on May 20, 1878, Bessie Morse Bellingrath left an enduring legacy of beauty in the Gardens and Home she created. Guests are invited to join Museum Director Tom McGehee as he conducts a special tour of the Bellingrath Museum Home, with an emphasis on Bessie Bellingrath’s favorite collectibles. The 30-minute long tour starts at 10:30 AM.  

Location: Bellingrath Gardens and Home

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MPL: Family Research Information & Brochures

Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to assist you with your questions and research for documentation concerning your ancestors.

Location: Local History and Genealogy Division

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Gallery of Gardens presented by Mobile Botanical Gardens

Volunteers with the Mobile Botanical Gardens carefully select some of the city's most interesting and elaborate gardens, and help dress them up for the annual Gallery of Gardens. Private gardens in the historic districts of Church Street East, Oakleigh, and DeTonte Squarec in the City of Mobile will be open to the public for tours. See beautiful gardens, stunning outdoor art and gracious Southern style. To order tickets, visit; tickets will also be available at select Mobile outlets during the month of April. 

Location: Mobile Historic District

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MPL: Saturday Matinee

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine. It runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

Location: Saraland Public Library

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MPL: Craft Workshops with Mrs. Sharron Pettway- Ages 8 and Up

Learn the basics of sewing with Mrs. Sharron Pettway. Supplies are limited and registration is required.

Location: Mobile Public Library

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CCT: “The Music Man”

This ever-popular show will be directed by Nedra Bloom and will run from May 5- 21.

Location: Chickasaw Civic Theatre

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Theatre 98: On The Verge Or The Geography of Yearning

Mary, Fanny, And Alexandra are Victorian lady travelers who set out for Terra Incognita and discover the future. Written by Eric Overmyer and directed by Jon Robitaille.

Location: Theatre 98

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