Events for Saturday, Sep 23, 2017

St. Judes Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

Registration will start at 7am. We will hold an opening ceremony at 8am which will include a warm-up lead by Fleet Feet. Runners will kick things off at 8:30 followed closely by our walkers.

Join supporters in communities across the nation during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  This family-friendly event raises funds to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, house or food - because all a family should worry about is helping the child live.

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Location: Battleship Memorial Park

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“Cooper,” An Exhibit by sculptor Jamie Adams

The Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile is hosting the work of artist Jamie Adams in an exhibit called “Cooper.” This exhibit will be on display Aug. 21-Sept. 29 in the Marilyn Foley Art Gallery. An Art Talk will be held with Adams on Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. with a reception following. Both the exhibit and Art Talk are free and open to the public. The Donald Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located in Martin Hall on campus at University of Mobile, 5735 College Pkwy. Adams is a sculptor and potter whose artistic process derives from a childhood spent in a profoundly religious family in the Deep South. His art is characterized by vibrant colors, allusions to art history and pop culture, and an insistent use of new technologies in his work. “This body of work is inspired by the untimely passing of my brother in 2001.” explained Adams. “We first met when I was 12, and this work is both an exploration of my rumination on our unshared childhood, as well as imaginings of the man he might have been.” For information about the show or visual art programs at University of Mobile, contact Phillip Counselman, associate professor of art, at or 251.442.2283. (Pictured: An example of Adams work included in the exhibit "Santa Fe.")

Location: The Donald Gallery at University of Mobile

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MMofA: Abstract Mixed Media Landscape Painting with Dana Finimore

Join mixed media artist, Dana Finimore, for creative fun at The Museum School! This exciting workshop addresses creative ways of depicting nature by utilizing a more expressive approach versus laboring over a realistic rendering of the subject.  Working from a variety of materials and techniques such as studio demonstrations, discussions, and on-site explorations, students will learn to become more responsive in their own process by learning to listen to their creative intuition. Various approaches you may take include unique combinations of collage, drawing, painting, and mixed media. Open to all skill levels. All Materials and supplies are provided, but students may wish to bring extra paper, brushes, or their own favorite art supplies.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: Essential Oils for Everyday Use

Come meet Holly Moore, wellness advocate and essential oils expert, as she conducts a three–part series of discussions on how to safely, easily and effectively use essential oils in your everyday life.  Following the presentations there will be a Q & A session.  Topics of discussion are: Detox Your Home, Detox Your Life; Essential Oils and Emotional Health; and Support Your Family with Essential Oils. Registration is encouraged.

Location: Ben May Main Library

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Free Health and Wellness Workshop

Join us for a free “Health & Fitness Workshop” with certified health and fitness instructor Garrett Williamson, on September 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Wingate by Wyndham Mobile, 516 Springhill Plaza Ct, Mobile, AL 36608.

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Location: Wingate by Wyndham Mobile

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MPL: Qigong for Beginners

Learn the techniques of Chinese healing energy art that combines breathing techniques, slow movements and focused intention and meditation to achieve harmony and balance.

Registration is required.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Semmes Branch

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BARC: Hound Dog Music Fest

Performances by: The Leavin Brothers, The Marlow Boys, Yea, Probably and Lisa Mill.

Food provided by Old 27 Grill.  Cash Bar

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Location: Kenny's Barn

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MPL: Heart & Soul

Join members of Heart & Soul for an afternoon of poetry readings.  Students and adults are encouraged to share readings of their own works or works from their favorite poets.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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Mobile Symphony Orchestra: Firebird

The legendary history of Russian Ballet leaps to life in music and dance as we are join by dancers from The Julliard School.

Scott Speck, Conductor

STRAVINSKY, The Firebird
​TCHAIKOVSKY, ​Sleeping Beauty Ballet
DEBUSSY, ​Afternoon of a Faun

Location: The Saenger Theatre

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Gulf Coast Exploreum: Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!

The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years – comes to life on September 23, 2017, at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. The new exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories published by Houghton Mifflin, the Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. The immersive exhibit environment takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat.

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Location: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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