86th Annual ADSFR
July 19 – 21, Dauphin Island, Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. The 3-day event features 30 categories with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all categories. One Master Angler is also awarded along with cash prizes for King Mackerel, Speckled Trout and Big Game Jackpots. For more information and tickets visit www.adsfr.com
Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 a.m., Bellingrath Gardens. Join Executive Director Bill Barrick as he shares insights into his distinguished, 40-year career in public gardens management. Friday, July 19, will be his last official day of employment with Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Reservations requested. Free for members $14.00 for adults, $8.00 for children ages 5-12, no charge for children ages 4 and younger.
“Plastic free” happy hour
Thursday, July 18, 6-9 p.m. at OK Bicycle Shop. Mobile Baykeepers & Plastic Free Gulf Coast will be on hand for questions as Mobile’s first “Bay Friendly” restaurant shows support by going plastic free and using all biodegradable products to help community and environment. Live music and drink specials.
Night Market at The Fort
Thursday, July 18, The FORT Container Park – Spanish Fort. A fun evening of shopping local makers, bakers, crafters, and artists. For more information visit thefortpark.com.
Summer Classic Movies
Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m. at the Mobile Saenger “Dirty Dancing.” For upcoming shows, visit www.mobilesaenger.com.
“The Cat Rescuers”
Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m. Spanish Fort Premiere Eastern Shore. Join us for this exclusive, one-night screening to benefit Azalea City Cat Coalition. New York’s unsung heroes, the real folks who Trap Neuter, Vaccinate and Return Cats and rescue them. Come learn about TNR, Rescue, and find out about volunteering for the Gulf Coast’s own cast of heroes. Find us on Facebook @azaleacitycats.
Quacks & Crafts Brewery Tour
Friday, July 19, 7 p.m. Featuring 3 stops: Haint Blue, Iron Hand and Serda Brewing. Ticket includes a beer tasting at each brewery. Tour departs from The Fort of Colonial Mobile. For tickets and more information visit www.gulfcoastducks.com.
Friday, July 19, 7 p.m. Historic Blakeley State Park. Cruise the waters of the lower Delta to the head of Mobile Bay. Complimentary snacks and soft drinks provided. For more information and tickets visit www.blakeleypark.com/events or call 251-626-0798.
Christmas in July
Friday, July 19, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Grounds. Enjoy shopping many boutiques and businesses from the Mobile and surrounding areas all while supporting Whatever Ministry whose purpose is to empower young girls and women by helping them find their true beauty, value, and purpose. Food trucks, shopping, photos with Santa for the littles and more. Tickets $5 – $15 available at eventbrite.com.
“See a Sloth!” Natural History Exhibition
Friday, July 19/Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mobile Civic Center. Thirty live animals to meet, including a sloth, porcupine, armadillo, snakes, opossum, bunnies, ferrets, snakes, tarantulas, tortoises, lizards, frogs, and more. Interactive, educational event presented by the Foundation for Animal Rescue & Education in partnership with Little Rays Nature Centers and other animal rescues and charities. Get tickets @ whitelabeltickets.com.
ARF’s summer bash
Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Animal Rescue Foundation (6140 Rangeline Rd.) Join us for a plant sale with a huge selection of over 200 plants. Kitten shower with fuzzy kittens to adopt or make a donation. All proceed to benefit ARF. Light refreshments. For more information go to www.animalrescuemobile.org.
Children’s safety camp
July 22 through 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Students will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills in personal safety education. Special guests include Mobile Police Department Specialized Units, Mobile Fire Rescue Department, K-9 Task Force, and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla. Other topics taught will be internet safety & social media, bullying, personal safety, and outdoor safety. Parents can register their children online by visiting the lifelinesmobile.org.
Tuesday, July 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Iron Hand Brewing. Dr. Timothy Lombardo from the University of South Alabama’s Department of History will talk about the history of the craft beer movement in the US “The Craft Beer Revolution in America, Past and Present.”
Living History Evening Tours
Tuesday, July 23, 6-8 p.m. Fort Morgan Historic Site. History comes to life as historians and staff dressed in period clothing show what it was like to live on Fort Morgan during the Civil War, WWI and WWII along with weapon demonstrations and artillery shoots. For more information visit Fort-Morgan.org.
“Cheers: A Look at Alcohol-Related Objects in the Bellingrath”
Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. A wide variety of beautiful objects created to serve or contain everything from gin to champagne. Tom McGehee as we take a look at these alcohol-related treasures within a teetotaler’s collection. Reservations requested. Visit bellingrath.org.
Wednesday, July 24, 5-9 p.m. Cooper Riverside Park. Hosted by Mobile Baykeeper’s Young Advisory Council (YAC) Leadership Committee, annual food truck festival benefiting our work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. Enjoy local food trucks, craft beer and wine, live music, lawn games, and a variety of kids entertainment options. For more information and to purchase tickets visit mobilebaykeeper.org/bay-bites.
Free heart screening for teens
Wednesday, July 24, 3:30 – 6 p.m., Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound (2936 N. McVay Drive). Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one cause of death for student athletes and exercising youth under 25. Ages 13-18 years old. Hosted by Heart for Athletes. To register visit http://heartforathletes.org
2019 Pet Expo
Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Loxley Civic Center. Pet-related vendors, training seminars, dog contests, adoptions and more. Admission is free. For more information go to www.BaldwinHumane.org.
“Under The Sea” kids day
Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tillman’s Corner Community Center (5055 Carol Plantation Road. Special appearance by Ariel. Laser tag, giveaways, largest video game theater, inflatables and face painting. Bring canned food for admission. Sponsored by Southwest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Faces in Clay”
Thursday, July 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Mobile Museum of Art. Angie King will lead families through the process of creating a face portrait tile in clay. Families will have time to bond and create small portraits of each family member. Our pieces will take inspiration from the new exhibition SOUTHERN MASTERS and the work of sculptor Casey Downing, Jr. We will take a brief tour of the exhibition before starting on the project. $5 member families/$20 non-member families.
“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, History Museum of Mobile. 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.
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.
2019 South Alabama Non-Profit Summit
Wednesday, July 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., University of South Alabama Student Center. For non-profit leaders, this year’s Summit includes a plenary on the 2020 Census, a Funders Forum, and four tracks of professional development feature twelve concurrent sessions. $60 registration fee or $50 for South Alabama Coalition of Non-Profit members. To register or join the SACNP visit www.sacnp.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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