Events for Tuesday, Aug 01, 2017

Founder’s Day at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home will continue a longstanding tradition when it celebrates the legacy of its founder, Walter Bellingrath, on Sunday, August 6, his birthday.  On Founder’s Day, admission to the Gardens is complimentary to all Mobile and Baldwin County residents, but there is an additional charge to tour the Bellingrath Museum Home. Born in Atlanta on August 6, 1869, Bellingrath was Mobile’s first Coca-Cola bottler. He and his wife, Bessie, created Bellingrath Gardens from a former fishing camp along the Fowl River, which Bellingrath purchased in 1917. The Bellingraths opened the Gardens to the public for the first time on April 7, 1932. The Founder’s Day tradition dates back to 1949, when Mr. Bellingrath invited local residents to come and enjoy the Gardens at no charge as part of his 80th birthday celebration.

Location: Bellingrath Gardens

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Genesis: Creation & Creativity Summer Speaker Series

August 6: The Heart Quotient (HQ) in Art; Linda Busby Parker, local author and publisher Spring Hill Presbyterian Church Summer Series: "Genesis: Creation & Creativity" Explore the intersection of Faith, the Arts, and Science at our Summer Sunday School Series featuring well-loved and intriguing local speakers. All Are Welcome!

Location: Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall

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Open Studio

Artists at work; complimentary beverages; works by more than 60 area artists on display. Sunday, 11 AM - 3 PM.  Will not meet if studio date falls on a major holiday. 

Location: Cathedral Square Gallery

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Theatre 98: BECKY’S NEW CAR

Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare.​  For more information, click here.

Location: Theatre 98

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Playhouse in the Park: “Willy Wonka - The Musical”

“WILLY WONKA – THE MUSICAL" Join us for The Playhouse in the Park’s production of "Willy Wonka – The Musical,” based on the classic 1964 book by Roald Dahl. The stage musical follows Charlie Bucket's adventures inside the famed Wonka Chocolate Factory. Owned by eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka, the factory tour is open to only the five lucky children (and their guardians) who find an elusive golden ticket. Show dates for “Willy Wonka – The Musical” are be Friday through Sunday, July 21 through August 13, 2017. Tickets are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. For reservations, call 251-602-0630. All performances at the Playhouse-in-the-Park, 4851 Museum Drive - Mobile, Alabama 36608 (across from the Mobile Museum of Art in Langan Park). Visit us at - 251-602-0630 or on Facebook at Playhouse in the Park, Mobile Al.

Location: The Playhouse in the Park

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Theartre 98: Becky’s New Car: A play

Becky's New Car, a play written by Steven Dietz takes the audience on a smart, comic cruise through the perils of middle aged longing and regret.

Location: Theatre 98

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USA: “Beauty in USA’s Back Yard” Art Exhibit

“Beauty in USA’s Back Yard” refers to the beauty Ron and Dawn have discovered at USA’s very own Glenn Sabastian Nature Trail. It is their hope that by this exhibit, they can make more people aware of the beauty of the nature trail. All but two of the photographs in this exhibit were taken at the nature trail (the other two were taken on USA Campus). The nature trail has been a part of the USA campus for nearly 30 years. Efforts to officially recognize the trail began with geography major Amy Milam in 2006. Amy mapped the trails and held numerous fundraisers that helped to pay for trail improvements. She also received approval to name the trail for Dr. Glenn Sebastian. In the fall of 2011, Brian Allred, assistant director of Campus Recreation, spearheaded efforts to bring the nature trail project to fruition. With substantial financial support from the Student Government Association, the Glenn Sebastian Nature Trail is now a reality.

Ron and Dawn have been interested in photography their whole lives and are both well-traveled, having taken pictures the world over. Interested in many facets of photography, they have a special love for the beauty of God’s nature, which is exemplified by the Glenn Sabastian Nature Trail.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours. ​

Location: Marx Library, University of South Alabama

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Chickasaw Civic Theatre: The Little Mermaid

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & Josh Musker and written and directed by John Musker & Ron Clements.  For tickets and information visit or call 251-457-8887

Location: Chickasaw Civic Theatre

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