The Playhouse in the Park presents “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” their adaptation of the humorous Mark Twain classic, with an original script and score, May 3-19. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Call 251-602-0630 for information and reservations or visit www.playhouseinthepark.org.
The Playhouse in the Park is located at 4851 Museum Drive in Langan Park in Mobile.
ARC Vegan dinner
Thursday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. at The Noble South. For the month of May, ARC is challenging area restaurants to highlight vegan items on their menus. To kick-off the challenge, The Noble South will be creating an innovate three-course vegan meal. For more information please visit www.southernvegan.org or https://thenoblesouthrestaurant.com/arcdinner/
Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
Friday/Saturday, May 3-4, 2 – 10 p.m. at Foley Soccer Complex (998 W. Section St). Featuring more than 40 hot air balloons from across the country; activities include tethered rides each night, balloon glows, entertainment, carnival attractions, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and the Disc Connected K-9 Frisbee Dog Show at various times. Admission is free.
Friday/Saturday, May 3-4 at the Abba Shrine Center. “Floral Fantasy” hosted by the Azalea City Quilters Guild. Visit Azaleacityquiltersguild.org for more information.
Star Wars Day
Saturday, May 4, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Ben May Main Library. Test your puzzle solving skills in our Star Wars Escape Room and win a small keepsake. The team with the best time gets their own custom lightsabers. Theater will have back-to-back showings of the latest Star Wars films. Registration is required for the Escape Room (Teens & Adults). For more information or to register for Escape Room, please call 340-1458.
Fairhope lecture series
Saturday, May 4, 6 p.m. at Fairhope Library. “The Natural History of Fairhope” – Speaker, Dr. John Borom. Free to the public.
2019 Herb Day
Saturday, May 4 at Mobile Botanical Gardens. Registration 8:30 a.m., food & shopping 9-10 a.m. and Herb Day Program with Executive Chef Cory Garrison from Grand Hotel – “Cooking with Herbs” from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. ending with Q&A. Tickets $20 thru Brown Paper Tickets; $25 Day of event. Visit www.gulfcoastherbsociety.org or contact Kathy Lovitt at email@example.com.
Mobile River Food & Music Festival
Sunday, May 5, 2 – 7 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park. This event will highlight local restaurants and chefs, and include exciting musical performances from local artists. Featured performers include Roman Street, Yo Jonesy, SoFree (University of Mobile Ensemble) and The Jazz Studio (Program of the Mobile Big Band Society. For tickets and detailed information find us on Facebook @Mobile RFMF.
Spring Into Wine & Art
Sunday, May 5, 2 – 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 199 Fairhope. Wine tasting and local art auction. Music by Roman Street. Benefiting the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program. Visit www.savlp.org for more information.
Wednesday, May 8, 1 p.m. at the James P. Nix Center (1 Bayou Drive, Fairlope). Tickets are $5 each, seating is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Luncheon of the Mobile ACCW
Wednesday, May 8, 9:15 a.m at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish (2605 Springhill Avenue). Meeting begins at 9:45 a.m.; Mass 11:15 a.m. Lunch $13/per person following Mass. Please make reservations by May 2nd with Carlee Russell (251) 533-4771 or Betty Roberson (251) 423-5138
Compassionate Friends of Mobile
Every second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. in Room 207 of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, corner of Dauphin and Catherine streets (Mobile). CFM is a support group for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Call 251-721-2209 or visit compassionatefriendsmobile.org.
Lupus Support Group Meeting
Every third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m., Providence Hospital in Moorer Conference Room #1. Sponsored by Hats & Heels Inc. Visit hatsandhealsinc.org.
Heart & Soul Book Club Meeting
Every fourth Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m., Mobile West Regional Library. Contact Cassandra at email@example.com.
Thursday, May 2, 10:30 a.m. Registration at Country Club of Mobile. 7th annual golf tournament benefiting the Melanoma & Skin Cancer Research Endowment at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute. Presented by Springhill Toyota. Tickets available on eventbrite.
St. Mary’s Casino Night
Saturday, May 4, 6 p.m. – until. Dress in your 1960s cocktail or casual attire and join us for our 30th annual event featuring live and silent auctions, entertainment, games with celebrity hosts, and “A Taste of Midtown.” General admission tickets are $30 advance, $35 at the door and and $25 for seniors. Special dinner tickets are $100 each, admit two adults, and give an opportunity to take home $10,000. All proceeds benefiting St. Mary Catholic School. Visit www.StMaryMobile.org for advance tickets and sponsorship information or contact the school office at (251) 433-9904.
Ken Stabler tribute
Saturday, May 4, 5 – 8 p.m. at Flora-Bama. Live music, live and silent auctions. Eli Gold, an American sportscaster best known as the radio voice for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, and friends of Ken Stabler will make a special appearance. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased in advance at www.rmhcmobile.org or at the door. For more information visit rmhcmobile.org/ken-stabler-tribute/ or call Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile at (251) 694-6873.
St. Mary’s plant and yard sale
Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Home Auxiliary (4350 Moffett Rd). Local nurseries have donated a variety of seasonal and annual plants, with all the proceeds going in support of St. Mary’s Home residents.
“A Night with Nick Saban”
Wednesday, May 8, 5:45 p.m. at Renaissance Riverview Plaza. Silent auction with numerous signed sports memorabilia. Special guest Scott Hunter. This annual event is the sole fundraiser for the non-profit Team Focus. To purchase tickets contact the Team Focus office at 251.635.1515 or visit teamfocususa.org.
Crawfish for a Cause
Saturday, May 11, 12 – 3 p.m. at The Grounds. Live music, kids activities and silent auction. Tickets are available through Eventbrite and include all-you-care-to-eat crawfish and beverages for $30. Tickets for children ages 6 to 10 are $10 and those 5 and under are admitted for free. All proceeds go to USA Health University Hospital’s Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center. For more information call (251) 415-1077.
Stamp Out Hunger
Saturday, May 11th. Letter Carriers across the nation will collect non-perishable food donations and deliver them to local Food Banks as part of the nation’s largest one-day annual food drive. Feeding the Gulf Coast is happy to partner with local post offices to be their benefiting partner of the 28th anniversary of the NALC “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. We encourage you to set a bag of donations at your mailbox on Saturday, May 11 for your letter carrier to pick up on their normal mail route. https://www.feedingthegulfcoast.org/events/stamp-out-hunger
“Urban Wild” at ACAC
Opening Friday, May 10, 6 – 9 p.m. at Alabama Contemporary Art Center. Urban Wild is an exhibition that looks for the diversity of art that is practiced throughout the streets, highways, and dirt roads of the South. 24 artists from a number of disciplines who’s work reflects the social environment, culture, and sub-cultures of life in the South. Visit Alabamacontemporary.org for details.
“The Undersea Well”
Jane Cassidy manipulates various technologies, such as speakers and projectors, and fuses light and sound to form meditative environments filled with visual music. Mobile Museum of Art; call 251-208-5200 or visit mobilemuseumofart.com.
Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day
Thurday, May 2, Mobile Museum of Art. During the month of May, MMofA will have an installation in the Administrative Lobby dedicated to Jewish artists who may have been lost to the world if the Nazis had succeeded in their genocidal mission during World War II. For more information visit http://www.mobilemuseumofart.com
Thursdays at MMoA
Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Mobile Museum of Art offers free admission to all Mobile County residents. No reservations necessary. 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile. Call 251-208-5200.
Beach Volleyball Championship
Friday-Sunday, May 3 – 5 at Gulf Shores Public Beach. Watch the top eight women’s collegiate beach volleyball teams in the country for the fourth year in this NCAA-sanctioned event; youth and adult tournaments and clinics will also be taking place throughout the weekend. Visit NCAA.com/Championships/Beach-Volleyball/NC.
Bingo at Via
Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Open to public. Via Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. (Mobile), 251-478-3311.
West Coast Swing in Fairhope
Wednesdays at 7 p.m., American Legion Post 199 in Fairhope. Hosted by Pensacola Dance Society. Call 850-503-9978.
Adult skate night
Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 8-10:30 p.m. at Dreamland Skate Center (5672 Three Notch Road, Mobile) with DJ Beaux, $5. Call 251-661-6997.
Social Security workshop
Tuesday, May 7, 12 – 1 p.m. at Ben May Main Library. As you approach retirement, take time to determine how you’ll support yourself when your paycheck stops. Facilitator is Christina Gibson with Thrivent Financial, a not-for-profit Christian organization. Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged. For more details on the workshop or to register, please call 251-340-1458 or 251-340-1538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, baldwincountyal.gov.
Baldwin County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale, baldwincountyal.gov.
Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave., 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 second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., daphneal.com.
Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd., 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 held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m., cofairhope.com.
Fairhope Planning Commission: First Monday at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. Visit 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.; cityoffoley.org.
Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St., gulfshoresal.gov.
Mobile City Council: Tuesdays at Government Plaza, 205 Government St. Pre-council meeting at 9 a.m.; council meeting at 10:30 a.m., cityofmobile.org.
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