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Dauphin Street Beer Festival
The annual Dauphin Street Beer Festival takes place Saturday, Aug. 25, in downtown Mobile, as 30 taverns and restaurants welcome participants to sample more than 80 different craft brews and imports from all over the world. Tickets available at any of the participating venues. Visit Facebook @DauphinStreetBeerFestival.


Bradley Byrne town hall tour
U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne’s “Better Off Now” town hall tour continues in South Alabama through August. Stops include Seminole, Aug. 22; Loxley, Aug. 22; and Spanish Fort, Aug. 22. Visit

Business Expo 2018
Mobile’s largest business-to-business trade show will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mobile Convention Center Exhibit Hall. General admission tickets cost $5, available at Contact Mobile Chamber at 251-433-6951.

Discover Girl Scouts
Come see what being a Girl Scout is all about at upcoming events in August: Thursday, Aug. 23, at O’Rourke Elementary School, 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Robert E. Lee Elementary School, 6 p.m.; and Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Allentown Elementary School, 6 p.m. Visit for more information.

Friday at the Firehouse

Come visit Station 3/Central Fire in downtown Mobile this Friday, Aug. 24, 5:30-7 p.m. to 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.

Superhero showcase
Dress up in your favorite superhero costume and join us for a showcase of superheroes and nanotechnology on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Exploreum in downtown Mobile. Call 251-208-6893 or go to

Marriages end, families don’t
Lifelines Counseling Services will host an educational program on how effective parenting can lessen the negative impact of divorce and parental separation on children. Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m. to noon. Sign up online at

MCHD rabies shots

The Mobile County Health Department will provide low-cost rabies shots for dogs, cats and ferrets during the final August weekend clinic this Saturday, Aug. 25, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Mobile Animal Shelter (855 Owens St.). Cost ranges from $8 to $10 per pet, payable in cash. Visit

A.g.S Con
Join us Aug. 25 and 26 at the Ashbury Hotel & Suites for the A.g.S Con two-day convention celebrating anime, gaming and sci fi. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased via Eventbrite. Contact The Hideout at 251-545-5440.

Sensory Friendly Experience
The Gulf Coast Exploreum in conjunction with the Autism Society of Alabama invite you to a Sensory Friendly Experience in a new summer exhibit, “Water’s Extreme Journey,” and IMAX film “Madagascar: Island of Lemurs” on Sunday, Aug. 26, noon to 2 p.m. (doors at 11:45 a.m.). Cost is $8 per person; Exploreum members only pay $5 for IMAX. Visit

Jazz Jambalaya
The Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed (MOJO) hosts its August Jazz Jambalaya — “A Night at the Blue Note” featuring the Chip Herrington Quintet — Monday, Aug. 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Gulf City Lodge (601 State St.). Cost is $10 for members, $15 for guests and $12 for students and members of the military w/ID. Visit

August admissions discount

During August, Bellingrath Gardens and Home offers a reduced rate on combination Gardens and Home tickets: adults $17 (regularly $21), ages 5-12 $12 (regularly $13). Fee for commercial and professional photography also discounted by 50 percent during August; fee includes entrance to gardens for photographer and up to four participants. To book a photography session, call 251-459-8986. For details, visit

Compassionate Friends Mobile/Baldwin

Group offering friendship and support for families (parents, grandparents and siblings) who have lost children of any age meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church. Call 251-721-2209 or visit; find us on Facebook, @The Compassionate Friends Mobile/Baldwin.

Music in the Park

Enjoy free concerts in the Pavilion at Town Center Park in Spanish Fort Friday evenings through Aug. 31. Aug. 24 — ABRO Trio; Aug. 31 — Trilogy, a Motown variety trio. Visit for latest updates.

Back-to-school haircuts

Throughout August, Remington College is providing free back-to-school haircuts for kids through the Cuts for Kids program. Monday through Friday10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 251-342-4848 to schedule an appointment.

Dauphin Island family movie series

On Fridays during August, Dauphin Island’s West End Beach is the site of free family movie nights. Aug. 24 — “Secret Life of Pets”; Aug. 31 — “Cars 2.” Visit

Marry me
Join us for an evening of  food, cocktails and wedding vendors on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 5 p.m. at The Pillars. The event is free and open to anyone getting married or planning a wedding. Find us on Facebook @thepillarsofmobile.


“Fill the Boot”
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department is gearing up for its annual Boot Drive fundraising event to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. MFRD personnel will be staged at Wal-Mart and Winn-Dixie locations around Mobile on Aug. 24, Aug. 25, Aug. 31st and Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Miles for Medicine
Join us for the Miles for Medicine 5K Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Langan Park (4901 Zeigler Blvd.). Race starts at 7:30 a.m., walk at 8:30 a.m. Post-race party with prizes, food, music and free parking. All proceeds benefit Ozanam Pharmacy, USA Lions Club and HSOP-Mobile. Register at

Rubber Ducky Regatta
Ronald McDonald House will host the Rubber Duck Regatta on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at Cooper Riverside Park. Rubber ducky adoptions are available for $5 online at for a chance to win multiple prizes. Call Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile at 251-694-6873, and be sure to read the feature in this week’s Lagniappe.

Belk Charity Sale
Support the Bellingrath Gardens and Home Foundation by purchasing a Belk charity sale ticket for $5, which gives you a discount on your first purchase at the sale Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6-10 a.m. Contact the Gift Shop at Bellingrath, 251-973-2217, for more information.

Support #TeamAnthony
A $10 plated lunch will be available for pickup on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Government Plaza Atrium. Proceeds will benefit Anthony LaFrenier, son of Mobile County employee Beth LaFrenier Jones, who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in May. Tickets can be purchased in the Government Plaza Atrium Info Booth or the Mobile County receptionist desk on the 10th floor.

Salvation Army Annual Luncheon
Please join us Wednesday, Aug. 29, noon to 1 p.m. (doors at 11:30 a.m.) at The Battle House Hotel. The annual luncheon is the Salvation Army’s primary fundraising event, serving as the official kickoff for its “Our Family” campaign. Featured guest is Deion Sanders of CBS Sports and the NFL Network. For tickets visit


“The Faces of India”
University of South Alabama Libraries announce the opening of a new exhibit, “The Faces of India” by Jelena Kryschun, in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Marx Library. Through Sept. 30. Contact Paula Webb, 251-461-1993.

“My Fair Lady” at CCT
Chickasaw Civic Theatre’s 2018-19 season opener “My Fair Lady” runs one more weekend. Call 251-457-8887 or visit

“Mamma Mia! — The Musical”

The Joe Jefferson Playhouse performance of “Mamma Mia!” runs one more weekend. Visit

Organ concert and hymn-sing

Featuring Andrew Atkinson, virtuoso organist. Sunday Aug. 26, at 6 p.m., Government Street United Methodist Church, corner of Government and Broad streets. Call 251-438-4714.

Garden sketch club

Visit Mobile Botanical Gardens every Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a relaxing time sketching in the gardens. All levels of experience are welcome. General admission is $5 for nonmembers.


“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 for details.

“To the Arctic”

An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure ”To the Arctic” reveals a compelling tale of survival. Visit 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 or call 251-301-0266.

“National Parks Adventure”

A trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most naturally beautiful places becomes the ultimate off-trail adventure in MacGillivray Freeman Films’ “National Parks Adventure” narrated by Robert Redford. Visit

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.


“Grey’s Anatomy” trivia
Mellow Mushroom at 2032 Airport Blvd. will host Themed Trivia on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 8-9 p.m. Dress up as your favorite character and have a chance to win gifts card and prizes. Call 251-471-4700.

Mobile BayBears vs. Mississippi Braves

Catch the last two games of the season on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and Thursday, Aug. 23, between the BayBears and the Mississippi Braves at Hank Aaron Stadium. Visit for game times and tickets.

Fit & Boujee Sweat Camp
Hosted by Rock Paper Fitness, please join us for the free community sweat camp on Saturday, Aug. 25, 6-7 a.m. at Sage Park. Bring water, 5- to 8-pound weight and yoga mat.

Rock ‘n’ roll bingo
Join us at Manci’s Antique Club in Olde Towne Daphne on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. for rock ‘n’ roll bingo.  For more information visit

Pop-Up Yoga

The final complimentary yoga class of the current session instructed by Nonie Taul of Naturally Strong Nonie will be held this Saturday, Aug. 25, at 9:15 a.m. at The Shoppes at Bel Air in the fountain area. Class is family-friendly and open to all ages and fitness levels on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees will be offered water and light snacks. Visit

Irish dancing

Beginner classes for ages 3 through teens are held Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at the Azalea City Center for the Arts, 63 Midtown Park E., and feature traditional jigs, reels, hornpipes and ceili dances. Learn the beautiful art form that is Irish dancing, which develops confidence, poise and stamina. Fun performances during the year, competition also available. Call 228-239-2422 or email

Bingo at Via!

Every Tuesday and Thursday1:30-3:30 p.m. at Via! Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St., 251-478-3311. Open to the public.


Free real estate career seminar
Hosted by Keller Williams Daphne and Orange Beach on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Call Donna Taylor at 251-607-8800 for more information.


Baldwin County Commission: First and third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette. Work sessions are 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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