Grand Bay Watermelon Festival Wednesday/Thursday, July 3-4, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Grand Bay Odd Fellows Festival Park (10327 Taylor F. Harper Blvd.). Ice-cold watermelon, baby contest, and open car show. Visit www.grandbaywatermelonfestival.org for details.
Saturday Morning at the Museum
Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m. at Fairhope Museum of History. “Amazing Alabama” author and Fairhope resident, Theresa Lacey. Lacey is the author of more than 10 books including Henry the Pelican a bilingual illustrated children’s book about Fairhope’s most famous Pelican. Amazing Alabama was praised by Governor Kay Ivey and is an Al.com “Top Ten Read.” Visit https://www.fairhopeal.gov/departments/museum.
D-Day through the Eyes of Two Men
Now through July 8, Ben May Main Library. An exhibit of original letters, photographs, and maps from WWII. These are the personal experiences shared by two men – Bob Rae, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division and Hugh Cort, the Deputy Commander over 118,000 troops (Advance Section Communications Zone). Cort was responsible for ammunition, equipment, and logistics for the D-Day Invasion. Bob Rae lived in Mobile and Birmingham after the war. Hugh Cort, a career army officer, was from Maryland and his wife was from the south. For more information, please call 251-340-1458 or visit our website at mobilepubliclibrary.org.
Summer sky at Bellingrath
Wednesday, July 10, 7 – 9 p.m. Led by members of the University of South Alabama Department of Physics, guests will gather on the Great Lawn to view the night sky. Telescopes will be set up to view planets and constellations. Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars and flashlights. Reservations are requested. Visit bellingrath.org.
Summer classic movies
Beginning Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m. at the Mobile Saenger. “A Start is Born” (1976) will begin the series. For upcoming shows, visit www.mobilesaenger.com.
Friday, July 12, 6 p.m. in Downtown Mobile. Enjoy local art, artists, galleries, and other great venues. For more information visit https://mobilearts.org/art-walk-2/
Evening cruise with Sledge
Saturday, July 13, Historic Blakeley State Park. Departing at 6.m. for three-house cruise across the Mobile-Tensaw Delta with historian and author John Sledge. For tickets and more information go to www.blakeleypark.com/events or call 251.626.0798.
Blue Angels air show
Saturday, July 13, Pensacola Beach. For more information on Blue Angels Week, please visit https://visitpensacolabeach.com/whats-happening-blue-angels/
July 13, 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Ben May Main Library. Come meet author and architectural historian, John Sledge. John will discuss his latest book, The Mobile River, the life and history of this important and often overlooked waterway and the people who lived and traveled it. For more information, please call 494-2172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“What’s New in DNA”
Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. Foley Public Library. Professional genealogist and DNA expert Kristina Clever will explain the newest tools and how they can help family historians understand their relationships. Hosted by the Baldwin County Genealogical society, meetings are free and open to the public. Visit http://www.baldwingenealogy.org for more information.
Saturday, July 13, 6 – 10 p.m. Join us for Moon Pies, Popcorn and Sodas in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room and then head into Bernheim Hall at 6:30 p.m. for a special screening of the documentary, Apollo 11. Following the film screening, if weather permits, the Mobile Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes for a Moon viewing. For more information, please call 340-1458.
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.
“Urban Wild” at ACAC
Now 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. Twenty-four 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.
“Sensational Sixties: Fashions from a Defining Decade”
Now through August 18, Mobile Museum of Art. Features 1960s fashions from haute couture to hippies. Go to historymuseumofmobile.com for details.
“Science Fiction Science Future”
Now through September 2 at The Exploreum. Engaging exhibits enable visitors to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts might become the science reality of tomorrow. For detail to to www.exploreum.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.
Thursday, July 4, 7 a.m. at Flora-Bama. Visit TheSharkRun.com for details.
BayBears vs. Jacksonville
Thursday, July 4th – Tuesday, July 9 at Hank Aaron Stadium. Visit https://www.milb.com/mobile/schedule for schedule and tickets.
AFC Mobile vs. Pensacola FC
Saturday, July 6, 7 p.m. at Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex. Admission $10 adults, children 12 and under free. Visit afcmobile.net for details.
Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament
Saturday, July 13, Dauphin Island. Children 15 years and younger. For more information visit https://adsfr.com/rmyat/.
Blue Marlin Grand Championship
July 11-14, The Wharf Marina. “The Greatest Show in Sportfishing” includes the Billfish Boat Show, The Wharf Street Party, nightly weigh-ins, presentation of millions of dollars in prize money and more. Visit BlueMarlinGrandChampionship.com
The City of Gulf Shores will host the Summer Yoga Series at Gulf Place Public Beach. Yoga classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the last Friday of the month May thru August. Classes are free and open to the public. For more information about the Summer Yoga Series, contact the Gulf Shores Recreation Department at 251-968-9824 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/yoga.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Stott’s Park (N. Demetroplis & Cottage Hill. Call 463-7980 or 208-1610 for more info.
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.
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.
Boating knowledge, safety class
Mobile Sail & Power Squadron is offering its boating knowledge and safety classes on July 9, 11 and 13 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at Springhill Avenue Methodist Church. For additional information, Larry Lartigue email “firstname.lastname@example.org” or 251 583-6163.
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