Member Events

August 18 – 31, 2017   


Friday, August 18

University of South Alabama

Connie Hudson Senior Community Center Art Exhibit

Beauty in USA’s Backyard Art Exhibit

Through 9/29/17

7:30 a.m. to midnight


USA Marx Library, 307 N. University Blvd.

251- 460-7025

Two new exhibits are coming to the USA Marx Library – art works of the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center and husband and wife team Ron and Dawn Everts’ Backyard Art.



Child Advocacy Center

Annual Charity Golf Tournament


8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$100 individual / $300 two players / $500 four player team

Robert Trent Jones Magnolia Grove Golf Course, 7001 Magnolia Grove Pkwy.


Charity golf tournament to benefit the Child Advocacy Center of Mobile and Care House of Baldwin County.



Navigator Credit Union

Job Fair


10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 2300 U.S. Hwy. 90, Gautier


Navigator will be hosting a job fair at the Warner Peterson Administrative Building, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College at the Gautier Campus. There will be on site interviews for Alabama and Mississippi positions.



Experimac Central Mobile

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting


3 to 5 p.m.


3202 Dauphin St.


The ribbon will be cut at 4 p.m., followed by an iPad Mini raffle and other prizes. 92 ZEW will be on site with a live remote, and refreshments will be served. Festivities and presentations continue Saturday.



Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama

Bowl For Kids’ Sake


5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Free to register

Eastern Shore Lanes, 10460 Eastern Shore Blvd, Spanish Fort


Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a fun and easy way to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers Big Sisters.



University of South Alabama

Theatre USA presents “Constellations”

8/18 – 8/20/17

7:30 Friday and Saturday / 2 p.m. Sunday

$16 general admission / $12 students

Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Room 1208, 307 N. University Blvd.


Theatre USA presents “Constellations” featuring two main characters by playwright Nick Payne.



Monday, August 21

University of Mobile

“Cooper,” An Exhibit by Sculptor Jamie Adams


8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


UM Donald Gallery, 5735 College Pkwy.


This exhibit will be on display through Sept. 29. An Art Talk will be held with Adams on Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. with a reception following.



Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Eclipse Day(s) at the Exploreum


Noon to 3 p.m.

$10 IMAX-Exhibit combo / Free for exploreum members

65 Government St.


Leading up to the eclipse on Monday, we will have eclipse-related activities on Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20 (as well as on Monday). Visit the website for more information.



Wednesday, August 23

USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital

Masquerade, Jewelry & Accessories Sale/Fundraiser

8/23 – 8/25/17

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, 1700 Center St.


The sale features a huge selection of seasonal jewelry, purses and scarves.

Cash and credit/debit cards accepted.



Thursday, August 24

Ascension Funeral Group

Southeastern Regional Grief & Loss Conference


7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. / 6 p.m. Banquet

$50 Conference and Banquet / $20 Banquet Only

Cottage Hill Baptist Church, 4255 Cottage Hill Rd.


This conference features keynote speaker Harold Ivan Smith, a grief specialist from St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., and 13 workshops, including Grief for Professionals, Surviving Dementia, Teens and Death, Hospice and End of Life Care, Legal & Financial Challenges, Suicide and more.



Covenant Care

Patient and Family Support Volunteer Training


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


3103 Airport Rd., Ste. 410


This training will provide an overview of hospice care, including Covenant’s programs and services. Volunteer choices include visiting and companionship for patients, supporting family members by offering emotional support and practical help, assisting with fundraising events, providing administrative support in a Covenant office, serving as an outreach ambassador and more. Food and drinks will be provided.



Remington College Mobile Campus

Fall Fashion Hair Show


4 p.m.


Remington College Mobile Campus, 4368 Downtowner Loop S.


At the event, Remington College cosmetology students will show off the latest trends and their skills by styling a model. Anyone interested in seeing the upcoming trends in fashion and style should attend. The event is open to the public.



Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Downtown Get Down Block Party


5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$20 donation

113 Dauphin St. (corner of Dauphin and Royal streets)

Come party in the street at Mobile’s Inaugural Downtown Get Down block party benefiting the American Heart Association. For a $20 donation, enjoy music by The Tip Tops and food and drink specials available at several Downto

wn Mobile hot spots. Cash and credit card donations to the American Heart Association will be accepted “at the door.”


NAMI Mobile (Nat’l Alliance on Mental Illness)

Family-to-Family Education Course


6 to 8:30 p.m.


Corpus Christi Catholic School Library, 6300 McKenna Dr.


A free 12-week course for families and friends of individuals with brain disorders called serious mental illness. Trained family members who have lived with this experience teach this course. All course materials are furnished at no cost to you.



Meditation Center of Alabama            

Meditation in Daily Life: Free Lecture & Dinner


6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


University of South Alabama Marx Library, 5901 USA Dr. N.


Feeling stressed? Looking for more balance and inner peace? World famous meditation instructor Dr. Nicholas Thanissaro, a Buddhist monk of UK origin, comes to USA for a free lecture followed by meditation and free dinner catered by Bangkok Thai. RSVP for dinner at link posted above.



Friday, August 25

Meditation Center of Alabama            

3 Day Meditation Retreat: Journey to a Mindful and Happy Life


6 to 9 p.m. Friday / 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

$5 Suggested Donation Friday / $20 Suggested Donation Saturday & Sunday

3821 Airport Blvd.


Ever wanted to take a break and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul? This three-day event includes Yoga, meditation sessions and wisdom talks. Learn from a world famous meditation instructor, Dr. Nicholas Thanissaro, a Buddhist monk of UK origin, alongside yoga instructors to relax your body and mind. Find inner peace and happiness with us.



University of South Alabama  

Nicholas Brownlee, Special Guest Voice Recital


7:30 to 9 p.m.

$15 general / $10 for USA faculty and staff

Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, 5751 USA S. Dr.


USA alumnus Nicholas Brownlee will present a special one-night-only voice recital to benefit the USA Opera Theatre program. Brownlee, who graduated from USA in 2012, has become a rising star in the world of opera, having won numerous prizes in international singing competitions, including the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.



Saturday, August 26

Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy

Miles for Medicine 5K & Fun Run


7:30 a.m.

$14 and up

USA Intramural Fields on Cleverdon Pkwy.




Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile

Rubber Ducky Regatta


10 a.m. to Noon

Free admission

Cooper Riverside Park


The Rubber Ducky Regatta drops 5,000 rubber duckies into Mobile River at Cooper Riverside Park. The “adopted” duckies will race to the finish line and the lucky ducky’s adopter will receive the grand prize of a Carnival Cruise for two. All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile. You do not need to be present to win.



The Pillars

Florals for Futures


10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


1757 Government St.


This is a special fundraising event for Victory Health Partners. Learn the art of flower arranging, take home a beautiful arrangement in a stylish vase, and feast on a sumptuous brunch buffet complete with mimosa bar and live music. $100 of your ticket price is a tax-deductible donation to Victory Health Partners.



Domke Market

5th Annual Tailgate Tasting


Noon to 2 p.m.


720 Schillinger Rd. S (Schillinger Station Shopping Center)


Taste some great party essentials and get the perfect game day look. Free Tasting.



Wednesday, August 30


Mentor-Protege Program Orientation


6 p.m.


MAWSS Park Forest Plaza, 4725 Moffett Rd.


MAWSS and CH2M are starting a Mentor-Protégé program for diverse suppliers. Participants receive business development assistance and opportunities to partner on projects. Learn more at the orientation meeting or contact Felicia Thomas, 251-694-3194 or Scott Todd at CH2M, 251-610-9118.



University of South Alabama

Gulf Coast Real Estate & Economic Education Conference


7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

$129 ($149 after Aug. 16)

Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 S. Water St.


Dr. Stuart Diamond, one of the world’s foremost expert on negotiation, is the featured conference speaker. Other topics include how to be an ethical market leader and applying market leader negotiation strategies. The event is organized by the university’s Center for Real Estate and Economic Development.



Thursday, August 31

Exchange 202

Lunch and Learn – Accelerating the Idea



Free / $10 for food

Exchange 202, 202 Government St.


You have the idea, your team built, and have started working to understand the market and your customer. Now what? Join us as we engage in the Acceleration Process with Blake Patton, managing partner of Tech Square Labs and Engage Ventures.



Feeding the Gulf Coast

Chef Challenge – A Challenge to End Hunger


6 to 9 p.m.

$60 prior to the event, $75 at the door

Fort Whiting, 1630 S Broad St.


Enjoy tastings of dishes from local chefs and restaurants while they compete to win votes for the night’s best dish in their category. In addition, there is live entertainment by Roman Street, a vast silent auction to participate in, and complimentary beer and wine.



Mobile Museum of Art

Art vs. Craft


6 p.m.


4850 Museum Drive


Unbeknownst to many, there is heated ongoing discussion of how we define ‘fine art,’ craft and even design. These categories move and change all the time, and the lines are often undefined. Hear what local artists and academics think as they share works of art that exemplify or defy classification.