Event Calendar

March 1 through 31 – Applications for the 2017-18 PreK classes are available on McDavid-Jones’ school website. Students must be four on or before Sept. 1, 2017.

Wed Mar 0 1

Enjoy the blooms of 250,000 vibrant azaleas in an explosion of color throughout the 65-acre estate at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Beginning March 1, check the website, bellingrath.org, for the daily Azalea Watch updates to help you plan your visit. The cost is $13 for adults; $7.50 for ages 5-12; no charge for ages 4 and younger. For more information, contact Sally Ericson at bellingrath@bellingrath.org or 251-973-2217.

Chickasaw Civic Theater located at 801 Iroquois St. Chickasaw will present Mobile Home, Sweet Home by Pat Cook and directed by Leonora Harrison. One of Chickasaw’s favorite playwrights will be back in March as they present Mobile Home, Sweet Home. Cook takes us to the Hampton Court trailer park where everyone’s caught up in a new reality TV show. Leonora Harrison will bring this new show to the CCT stage. Show dates and times: March 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5, 12 at 2 p.m.

Sat Mar 0 4

Chocolate Festival

The Mobile Chocolate Festival, a celebration of all things chocolate, will be held at The Grounds from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with all proceeds to benefit Penelope House. There will be vendors offering samples of their chocolate-related products as well as selling their products. Vendors vary from having chocolate-themed wares to succulent confections to jewelry to bath and body products. Also featured: Children’s area, Mobile Fixture demonstration stage, chocolate challenge featuring professionals, amateurs, and youth divisions, Project Yum Way where students and aspiring designers participate in a fashion display of chocolate inspired fashions made from chocolate candy wrappers, Cupcake Booth, Chocolate Martini tasting, Magic Memories Photo Booth, and much more. Admission is free for children 13 & under; General admission $3 in advance, $5 day of the event. Parking is free. Like Mobile Chocolate Festival on facebook, and/or visit www.mobilechocolatefestival.com. Tonie Ann Torrans – 251-342-2809 or tonieannt@penelopehouse.org.

The Black Jacket Symphony: Queen’s A Night at the Opera will be in concert with doors opening at 7 p.m. and show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale $27, $22 (plus additional fees). Tickets can be purchased online at www.mobilesaenger.com.

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2017 World Tour to the Mitchell Center at 7 p.m. Tickets to the see the Globetrotters in Mobile start at $21 and are officially on sale now at mitchellcenter.com, harlemglobetrotters.com or the Mitchell Center box office.

The future of Semmes Library will be discussed with Commissioner Connie Hudson at Semmes Community Center on starting at 6:30 p.m.

The 14th Annual Semmes Azalea Festival hosted by Semmes Chamber of Commerce will take place on MGM Campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Arts, crafts, food, children’s activities, entertainment, and a car show are some of the features everyone will enjoy.

Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival will be held in downtown Fairhope from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. More than 200 exhibitors from across the nation will bring their best works to show and sell. Local art, live entertainment and unique cuisine will also be available for purchase on the streets of downtown Fairhope. For more information, visit http://thefairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com/.

GFWC Woman’s Club of Saraland is hosting a ladies’ clothes swap and rummage sale at Woman’s Club of Saraland Clubhouse located at 216 Highway 43, North, near Burger King. The swap will be March 23 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and the rummage sale March 24 and 25 from 7 a.m. until. For more information, contact Janice Harvison at 251-679-0190.

Fri Mar 2 4

Semmes Movie Night

Semmes Movie Night at the Community Center starting at 6 p.m. Feature movie is Wizard of Oz. Community is invited.

Azalea Trail Run 2017 kicks off at 8 a.m. downtown Mobile. Thousands of runners race down the oak-shaded streets of downtown Mobile in this run presented by the Port City Pacers. The cost is $25 for 10K and 5K, $15 for fun run, $8 – $10 for youth. For more information, http://www.pcpacers.org/atr/index.html.

Chickasaw Neighborhood Yard Sale. Make plans to be included in the largest neighborhood yard sale ever held in Chickasaw. Everyone can remain at home without dragging items to one location. The Big weekend sale is scheduled for. Details/map will be printed to include all homes that register by March 1. Fee will be $10 per home that will include all advertisement and required city permit. To register/details call 452-6467. This is a Chickasaw Garden Club Fundraiser.