Results tagged “Mardi Gras” from GSSA Leader Blog: The Virtual Volunteer

popes_tms_web.jpgWe're so excited about the 3rd annual Thin Mint Sprint, and things just keep getting even better! 

We've already got:
  • the new patch program (the deadline to register for the patch program is tomorrow, February 18!)
  • you can recycle old tennis shoes, thanks to Baldwin Bone and Joint, P.C.
  • Azalea City DJ's Step Daddy will be there to entertain
  • troops will be leading crafts, selling cookies, and being Thin Mint cheerleaders
  • various health screenings and safety activities led by city personnel
  • The troop with the most race entries will win a troop award
And now, to top it all off, the Museum of Art is having a family friendly Mardi Gras event.  In case you're not familiar with the area, the museum is in Langan Park, where the Thin Mint Sprint is held.  So, after the health expo/awards ceremony is over, you can walk on over to even more (and FREE) fun!

The event will include Mardi Gras inspired art activities, ballroom dancing, music, refreshments, Mardi Gras inspired short plays, and more.

This is really shaping up to be a great day at Langan Park.  Will you be there?

Serve your community and have fun learning about visual art! The Mobile Museum of Art has some great volunteer opportunities for Girl Scouts, ages 14 and up.

The museum welcomes courteous and enthusiastic youth to assist with museum and community events. Check out these upcoming opportunities and sign up today!

·       Birthday Buddies: one volunteer per party to help children with an art activity during the Masterpiece Birthday Party (held on Saturdays and Sundays); parties last for 1.5 hours, total volunteer time averages 2.5 hours.

·       Art Club Assistants: once-a-month activities sponsored by the Mobile Public Library, from 4-5 p.m.; Toulminville Branch activities are on Wednesday afternoons and the Ben May Branch activities are on Thursday afternoons.

·       Mardi Gras Festival: Saturday, February 26, 2011, at the Mobile Museum of Art.

·       Festival of Flowers: Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Providence Hospital.

·       Arts Alive: Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Mobile Museum of Art.

·       Earth Day Celebration: Saturday, April 23, 2011.

·       Summer Art Blast Camp: Summer, 2011.

For more information on these exciting volunteer opportunities, contact Gail McCain, Volunteer Coordinator for the Mobile Museum of Art, at (251) 208-5211 or gail.mccain@mobilemuseumofart.com.

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Join us for an afternoon of Mamma Mia, Mardi Gras parades and socializing with fellow alumnae from New Orleans in the Big Easy.

When: Saturday, February 6, 2010 
Cost of ticket: $65.50
$30 nonrefundable deposit required by Dec. 11, 2009
Final payment of $35.50 due by December 18, 2009
Where: New Orleans
Contact: Tonya Howard, extension 2802 
 
*Rooms are reserved for Saturday night under "Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama" at the Embassy Suites for $129 for single or double occupancy.  Add $20 per person for triple or quad occupancy. 
*Also, if there is sufficient interest we will charter a bus to accommodate those who do not wish to drive.  Please e-mail
Tonya Howard if you are interested in riding the bus.

* More details to follow on social event and lunch plans.

gmac_parade.jpgWhat do you get when you combine lots of excited Girl Scouts, a parade of colorful floats, and a TV camera that lets the girls wave to themselves?  A blurry photo!  But more than that, you get the GMAC Bowl Parade!

Our girls carried the signs identifying each float, as well as the banner leading the parade that announced Greer's Food Tiger as the parade sponsor.  The girls acquitted themselves admirably and scored a pile of throws in the process.  This is a fun event every year and it's a great way to kick off the Mardi Gras Season while performing a community service!

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