Events for Saturday, Sep 23, 2017

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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ESAC: Photography & Marketing Workshop

In this 7 hour workshop “Fine Art Photography and Marketing for Artists,” acclaimed Atlanta-based artist and photographer Thomas Dodd will teach and demonstrate many methods that will make your photos look like paintings as well as show you techniques you can use during principal photography to achieve the painterly look as well. Thomas will also spend a large portion of the day discussing the business side of being a fine artist – including how to get gallery shows, how to cultivate a collector base, how to achieve a social media fan base, and how to manage and maintain multiple income streams. This workshop should be of interest to both photographers and artists who want to learn the business/marketing side of the art world, as well as photographers who want to use painterly effects in their work. Thomas will be exhibiting his work here at ESAC, September 1-30, 2017. For more: $125 ($100 for ESAC Members!) Register online at:

Location: Eastern Shore Art Center

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MPL: Something Special for Saturday

Visit with friends and learn how to make plastic bottle bird feeders.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band: Cottage Hill Medal of Honor Park

The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band aims to foster and promote the concept of the adult community concert band.  

Location: Cottage Hill Medal of Honor Park

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Paint for Manatees @ Marnée’s!

Marnée's Studio is offering a fun mixed-media paint party on Saturday September 30th from 7-9pm to benefit the Manatee Sighting Network (MSN)! Students will make a manatee-themed piece of art using molding paste and acrylic paint and will have access to other mixed media options as well. Get a closer look at these gentle creatures by recreating their unique texture in the form of art. Get updates and valuable information from leaders of the MSN. MSN gear will be available for purchase and you can learn from the experts ways to protect this valuable animal in our area. Cost is $35/ person and includes art supplies, instruction, light appetizers, and entertainment. BYOB. 18 person max. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!! CANCELATIONS WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE EVENT WILL NOT RECEIVE REFUNDS! Prior to 24 hours, email for refund if you can't make it. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now. Half of the proceeds will be donated to MSN!

Location: Marnée's Studio

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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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