Inaugural MOB Music Festival
Sponsored by Opportunity 4 Entertainers & Performing Arts 501(c)(3), the inaugural MOB Music Festival will feature dozens of performing artists at Cathedral Square Friday through Sunday, July 13-15. Free admission. For lineup, sponsorship and VIP tickets, visit mobmusicfest.com or call 251-300-8729.


GENERAL INTEREST

LWVM summer social
Here’s an opportunity to become familiar with the League of Women Voters of Mobile, while enjoying a cash bar and light refreshments. Wednesday, July 11, 4-6:30 p.m. at Red or White Wine & Gourmet Center. Find us on Facebook @LWVMobile.

Park system improvement plan
Give input on Mobile’s parks and recreation programs at the following locations: Wednesday, July 11, at Joseph Dotch Community Center, 310 Bank Ave., #A.; Thursday, July 12, at Howard Elementary School, 957 Dr. MLK Jr. Ave.; and Monday, July 16, at Connie Hudson Community Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. Visit mapformobile.org/Parks or search “Mobile Parks” on Facebook.

“Tea for Two”
Enjoy a cup of organic Oolong Fairhope tea and hear guest speaker Don Evans Thursday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at the Fairhope Museum of History. Evans has built a broadband fiber and wireless system in Fairhope and will tell us of Fairhope’s future on the World Wide Web. Visit cofairhope.com.

Modern Minstrel: Juggling and Music
Long ago during the Dark Ages, the French jongleurs traveled the land singing songs, telling stories and performing tricks. Join us Thursday, July 12, for the last performance by modern minstrel Ron Anglin at 1 p.m. at the Toulminville Branch of Mobile Public Library.

Container Yard turns 2
Join us for a celebration of our second year on Thursday, July 12, at 4:30 p.m. at the Container Yard. Wear your best jeans and enjoy barbecue and beer. Find us on Facebook @ContainerYardWorks.

Dauphin Island family movie series
Dauphin Island’s West End Beach is the site of free family movie nights. Thursday, July 12, see “Storks;” Friday, July 13, see “Moana.” Visit dauphinislandtourism.com/calendar for complete summer lineup.

Inaugural MOB Music Festival
Sponsored by Opportunity 4 Entertainers & Performing Arts 501(c)(3), the inaugural MOB Music Festival will feature dozens of performing artists at Cathedral Square Friday through Sunday, July 13-15. Free admission. For lineup, sponsorship and VIP tickets, visit mobmusicfest.com or call 251-300-8729.

LoDa ArtWalk
Join us in downtown Mobile on Friday, July 13, for the July LoDa ArtWalk, a free, family-friendly event where area businesses open to showcase local art and entertainment. Find us on Facebook @LODAartwalk for more information on venues.

Friday at the Firehouse
Come visit the Lafayette Street Firehouse (Station 8) on Friday, July 13, 5:30-7 p.m. Tour the fire station, trucks and equipment and meet firefighters. Free and open to the public on Fridays throughout the summer. For more information and locations, follow Mobile Fire-Rescue on Facebook.

Comedy murder mystery dinner
Join us for a fun, different and exciting evening out as Ruth’s Chris Steak House hosts a Murder Mystery Dinner on Friday, July 13. Cocktails at 6 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Admission is $75 per person including dinner. Call 251-476-0516 or visit ruthchris.com.

Music in the park
Enjoy a free musical performance by Jim Armstrong in the Pavilion at Town Center Park in Spanish Fort on Friday, July 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Visit spanishforttowncenter.com for the complete summer lineup.

Public Safety Fair
The Bay Minette Police & Fire Departments will hold a safety fair on Friday, July 13, 5:30 p.m. at Blackburn Park. Live entertainment, food vendors, games, demonstrations and a free movie, “Planes, Fires & Rescue,” at 7:30 p.m. Visit cityofbayminette.org for more information.

Summerfest 2018
End your summer with three days of fun, shows and games specifically geared toward children up to age 12 at this family-friendly event. Hosted by Christian Life Church (5025 Cottage Hill Road) beginning Friday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. through Sunday, July 15, at 10 a.m. Free and open to the public. Visit www.clcmobile.com.

Frozen Treat Fridays
Join us for Frozen Treat Fridays at the History Museum of Mobile. Each frozen treat will include a hands-on craft activity, a tour of the Ice Age Imperials Exhibit and a frozen treat from Kona Ice. Admission is $10 per person and reservations are recommended. Please email Jennifer Theeck at theeckj@historymuseumofmobile.com for more information.

LGBTQ adult support group
A free monthly support group will be held Saturday, July 14, at 3 p.m. for ages 19 and up. The first session will be led by Gerardo Cantu at the Center for Creative Living, 60 N. Ann St., Mobile. Discussion topics include, but are not limited to, jobs, school, social media, dating, finding friends, family and medical care. Find us on Facebook @rainbowmobileal.

Fairhope bus tours
Friends of the Fairhope Museum of History will host a historic bus tour on Saturday, July 14, beginning at 9 a.m. The tour will announce key locations of interest throughout downtown Fairhope during each air-conditioned, 1-hour coach tour. Tickets are $20 (cash or check). No advance phone reservations are available. Call 251-929-1471.

Family Saturday at Archeology Museum
Join us Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Archeology Museum. This month’s theme is “Magnificent Moundbuilders,” with a reading of “The Great Ball Game” by Joseph Bruchac in the Mississippian Chief’s House at 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Make your own chief’s necklace out of clay before or after the reading. Free admission. Find us on Facebook @TheArchaeologyMuseum.

Market in the park
Stock up on your summer shopping at the 12th Market in the Park of the season — there are only three markets left. Find original art, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, decor and more in Cathedral Square on Saturday, July 14, 7:30 a.m. to noon.

Third Coast Animal Rescue
Come meet the dogs from Third Coast Animal Rescue Saturday, July 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at B&B Pet Stop. Adoption fee is $150; all pets are spayed/neutered, microchipped and have age-appropriate shots. Visit bbpetstop.com.

Genealogical Society meeting
The West Regional Branch Library will host a presentation by H.F. “Tighe” Marston, “Cemeteries, A Genealogical Dead End” on Saturday, July 14, at 10:30 a.m. A second-generation cemetarian, Marston is municipal cemeteries manager for the city of Mobile and is responsible for operation of Magnolia Cemetery and Church Street Graveyard. Open to the public.

LoDa Stroll
Take a walk with us down historic Dauphin Street and visit seven shops along the way Saturday, July 14, at 11 a.m. Learn about the six flags that have flown over Mobile, our baseball history and how the moonpie became synonymous with our Mardi Gras. Visit bienvillebitesfoodtour.com.

West African “kora”
Join us Monday, July 16, as Sean Gaskell plays traditional songs on the kora, a 21-string harp he learned to play throughout the course of multiple visits to Gambia, West Africa. Performances will be held at the following branches of the Mobile Public Library: Saraland Branch at 10:30 a.m., Semmes Branch at 1 p.m. and Moorer-Spring Hill Branch at 3 p.m. Visit slap.mobilepubliclibrary.org.

YoPro ChangeMaker social
YoPro Mobile is partnering with Victory Health Partners & Sylvia’s Biscuits and Po’boys for our first ChangeMaker Social at The Fort on Tuesday, July 17, 6-8 p.m. Young professionals will hear from a number of guest speakers involved in the growth of Mobile. Find us on Facebook @YPMobileAL.

PAW Patrol Live
The Mobile Civic Center Theatre presents “PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure” beginning Tuesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. with two performances on Wednesday, July 18, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Visit mobilecivicctr.com for ticket information.

Tabletop game night
Cool off at the Spanish Fort Public Library with games Tuesday, July 17, at 4 p.m. The library will have games on loan (new games are added weekly) and you are welcome to bring your own. All ages welcome. Visit spanishfortpubliclibrary.org.

LGBTQ family dinner
Rainbow Mobile hold our monthly LGBTQ Family Dinner at Agave Restaurant in Fairhope, Tuesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a Dutch-treat dinner while making new friends or catching up with old ones. RSVP at rainbowmobile.org/fairhope-family-dinner to ensure enough seating for everyone.

Empowerment camp for girls
“Camp Girl” presented by Focus Women’s Conference is a day of empowering fun for girls entering grades 5 through 7 who are looking to develop essential skills — featuring science experiments, crafting and team-building exercises. Wednesday, July 18, at Arthouse (1100 Dauphin St.). Registration is $49 per girl. Lunch and snacks provided. Visit focuswc.com for more details. 

Wonderful Wednesdays at Bellingrath
Join us Wednesday, July 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. for “Garden Trends 2018” as Catherine Arensberg of “simple.honest.design” shows you how to create outdoor living spaces. Visit bellingrath.org for the full schedule; call 251-459-8864 to register.


FUNDRAISERS

Blue Marlin Miler
Join us for the inaugural Blue Marlin Miler at The Wharf in Orange Beach. The 5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and takes place during the Blue Marlin Grand Championship. The $30 registration fee includes a T-shirt and post-race activities. To register visit bluemarlingrandchampionship.com.

Mystery dinner theatre
Join us for a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre “Curl Up and Dye” Thursday, July 19, at 6 p.m. at The Venue, 105 S Section St., Fairhope. Tickets are $50 and include dinner. Call 251-928-4585. Proceeds benefit Baldwin Humane Society.


ARTS

“Hearts Beat Loud”
The Crescent Theater will be showing, for one week only, “Hearts Beat Loud,” July 13-19. Visit crescenttheater.com.

Classics at the Saenger
The Summer Class Movie Series will run from Sunday, July 15, to Sunday, Aug. 19. Showtimes are 3 p.m. weekly, doors open at 2:30 p.m. General admission $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Seats are first come, first served. The series will open with “Casablanca” on July 15. For the complete series schedule, visit mobilesaenger.com.

“Born to be Wild”
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, “Born to be Wild” transports moviegoers to the lush rainforests of Borneo and across the rugged Kenyan savannah as scientists and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals to the wild. Through July 15. For ticket information and showtimes visit exploreum.com.

Garden sketch club
Come to Bellingrath Gardens every Friday for a relaxing afternoon of sketching in the gardens. All levels of experience are welcome. General admission is $5 for non-members.

Auditions for “The Miracle Worker”
Open auditions will be held Wednesday, July 18, at 6 p.m. at Chickasaw Civic Theatre for “The Miracle Worker.” Contact Leonora Harrison, director, at leonoraharrison@gmail.com.


MUSEUMS

“Water’s Extreme Journey”
An exciting quest that transforms you into a drop of water entering a watershed and traveling to oceans while learning how clean choices keep our drops healthy and moving toward a clean ocean. Daily through Sept. 3 at Gulf Coast Exploreum. Visit exploreum.com for details.

“Ice Age Imperials”
History Museum of Mobile through Aug. 26. Imagine traveling 20,000 years into the past when fierce cats, enormous mastodons and woolly mammoths, 6-foot-tall beavers and other giant creatures roamed the land and every day was a struggle for survival. Visit historymuseumofmobile.com or call 251-301-0266.

Thursdays at MMoA
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Mobile Museum of Art offers free admission to all Mobile County residents. No reservations are necessary. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive. Call 251-208-5200.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Dauphin Island Sea Lab excursion
A salt marsh excursion will be held Thursday, July 12, from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Learn about the important role salt marshes play in the Gulf of Mexico and how they support the seafood we enjoy. Cost $12 per person. Limited space, visit disl.org or call 251-861-2141, ext. 7545, for reservations.

Rugby tournament
Battleship Rugby will host the Luau 7s Tournament on Saturday, July 14, beginning at 8 a.m. at USS Alabama Battleship Park. Teams from throughout the Southeast will compete, including the newly formed female league. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Matches played on our grounds, concessions sold. $4 park entry fee.

Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament
The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo will hold the annual RMYAT on Saturday, July 14, at their rodeo site on Dauphin Island. RMYAT is for children 15 and younger and is designed to bring families together and encourage sportsmanship. Visit adsfr.com/rmyat.

AFC Mobile vs. Port City FC
Your last chance to see AFC Mobile play at home in the 2018 season is Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m. at Lipscomb Field. In the final game of the regular season, AFC Mobile will face Port City FC (Gulfport). Find us on Facebook @AFCMobile.

Yoga on the lawn
Historic Oakleigh House will be hosting a free yoga class Sunday, July 15, at 6 p.m. All levels are welcome.

Piyo Tone
Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 2 at Stott’s Park (2150 N. Demetropolis Road), 6-6:45 p.m. Class fee $21. Call 251-463-7980.

Table Tennis Club
Mondays, 5:30-8 p.m., and Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. (adults only), at Laun Park (5401 Windmill Drive). Mike Ho, Baker HS table tennis coach, will help everyone with their game. Paddles provided or bring your own. All levels welcome; $1 at the door. Call 251-463-7980.


WORKSHOPS

Basics of Word
Come learn the very basics of word processing with Microsoft Word at the Ben May Main Library on Thursday, July 12, at 9:30 a.m. Call 251-208-7079 for more information.


PUBLIC MEETINGS

Baldwin County Commission: First and third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., 322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette. Work sessions are the second and fourth Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. rotating between Bay Minette, the Foley Satellite Courthouse, the Fairhope Satellite Courthouse and the Baldwin County Central Annex Building in Robertsdale. www.baldwincountyal.gov.

Baldwin County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale, www.baldwincountyal.gov.

Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave., www.cityofbayoulabatre.com.

Chickasaw City Council: Second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m., 224 N. Craft Highway, 251-452-6450.

Citronelle City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m., 19135 Main St., 251-866-7973.

Creola City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 6 p.m., 190 Dead Lake Road, #A, 251-675-8142.

Daphne City Council: First and third Monday at 6:30 p.m., 1705 Main St. Work sessions are the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., www.daphneal.com.

Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd., www.townofdauphinisland.org.

Elberta Town Council: Third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the town hall. Workshop meeting on the second Tuesday. townofelberta.com.

Fairhope City Council: Second and fourth Monday at 6 p.m., 161 N. Section St. Work sessions are held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m., www.cofairhope.com.

Fairhope Planning Commission: First Monday at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. For more information visit www.cofairhope.com.

Foley City Council: First and third Monday at 5:30 p.m., 407 E. Laurel Ave. Work sessions begin at 4 p.m., www.cityoffoley.org.

Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St., www.gulfshoresal.gov.

Mobile City Council: Tuesdays at Government Plaza, 205 Government St. Pre-council meeting begins at 9 a.m.; council meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., www.cityofmobile.org.

Mobile Planning Commission: First and third Thursdays at 2 p.m., 205 Government St., www.urban.cityofmobile.org.

Orange Beach City Council: First and third Tuesdays at 5 p.m., 4099 Orange Beach Blvd., www.cityoforangebeach.com.

Prichard City Council: Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 216 E. Prichard Ave., www.thecityofprichard.org.

Satsuma City Council: First and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m. City Hall, 5464 Old Highway 43, 251-675-1440.