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The Playhouse in the Park presents the classic musical “Oliver!” July 26 through August 11 on weekends at the Playhouse, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm. To make reservations call 251-602-0630 or buy tickets online at playhouseinthepark.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.
July 24, 5-9 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park. Hosted by Mobile Baykeeper’s Young Advisory Council (YAC) Leadership Committee, the annual food truck festival benefits 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.
Trivia Sing-a-Long Tour
Thursday, July 25th, 7 p.m. Gulf Coast Ducks. Join us for our first ever trivia night, “Music Through The Decades.” Individuals and teams welcome. Limited availability. Tickets can be purchased at The Fort of Colonial Mobile (150 S. Royal) or call (251) 525-6933.
Africatown Community Meeting
Thursday, July 25, 5:30 p.m. at Hope Community Center (850 Edwards St. Mobile). Finding the Clotilda slave ship has put Africatown in the national spotlight. Learn what options we have to guide our next steps. Guest speakers Ms. Renee Rotan, an internationally known architectural design engineer from Birmingham, AL and Mr. Anderson Flen, MCTS Alumni President & class of ’68 graduate Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. For more information, call (251) 404-9558.
Summer Classic Movies
Thursday, July 25, 7 p.m. at the Mobile Saenger “Purple Rain.” For upcoming shows, visit www.mobilesaenger.com.
Coffee with Creatives
Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. Satori Coffee. This month we are discussing work/life balance. What are tips and tricks to keep you from feeling overwhelmed? Or do you struggle with balancing your work and life duties? For more information find us on Facebook @AIGAMobile.
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.
Gulf Coast Exotic Animal Expo 2019
Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. Abba Shrine Center. Hosted by The South Alabama Cage Bird Society, this year’s event will feature birds, reptiles, and mammals. Parking is free, and admission is only $5 (children under the age of 12 enter for free)!. Tickets sold at the door. Visit us online at www.gcexoticanimalexpo.com to find out more.
Family Fun Day
Sunday, July 28, 2 p.m. Serda Brewing Co. Bring your swimsuits for a 22-ft long water slide. Food trucks, face painting and balloon art. For more information find us on Facebook @serdabrewing.
Summer Classic Movies
Sunday, July 28, 3 p.m. at the Mobile Saenger “Singin’ in the Rain.” For upcoming shows, visit www.mobilesaenger.com.
“Cheers to Children”
Monday, July 29, 6-8:30 p.m. El Papi. Wine tasting, along with samples of their signature dishes. Hosted by Child Advocacy Center Mobile, the event also includes a live and silent auction and music by Harrison McInnis. Find us on Facebook @ChildAdvocacyCenterOfMobile.
Bill Hines Memorial Blood Drive
Tuesday, July 30, 9 a.m. at Moorer YMCA. Bill Hines was a dear friend, colleague, co-worker, and mentor to so many in our Mobile community and a faithful Moorer YMCA member and instructor for the past 20 years. On June 11, 2019, Bill lost his two-year battle with cancer. For more information, find us on Facebook @MoorerYMCA.
Living History Evening Tours
Tuesday, July 30, 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.
Christmas in July
Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m. Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Learn how to create your own Magic Christmas in Lights set piece from members of Bellingrath’s light crew. Materials and lunch included in cost of the program. Reservations required, please call (251) 459-8864.
Wednesday, July 31, 6-8 p.m. at Bayfront Park Daphne. Join us for a family-friendly day with food trucks, bouncy houses and face painting. Bring your pets and lawn chairs. Free hotdogs and popcorn.
Viewing the summer sky
Wednesday, July 31, 7 p.m. Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Led by members of the University of South Alabama Department of Physics. Brief lecture followed by gathering on Great Lawn. Telescopes will be set up to view plants and constellations. Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars and flashlights. Reservations requested. Visit bellingrath.org for more information.
“Build like a girl”
Friday, August 2, 12 p.m. Panera Bread (3712 Airport Blvd.). Lunch and learn hosted by Habitat for Humanity Southwest Alabama. Women Build recruits and empowers women of all different ages, background and industries. For more information and to RSVP by July 25th please call Kayla Strauss, Volunteer Coordinator, (251) 476-7171 Ext. 231.
Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay
Saturday, August 3, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fort Morgan Historic Site. Commemorate the famous Battle of Mobile Bay that happened in August 1864 with living history staff and volunteers who will perform drills and demonstrations inside the fort. For more information visit Fort-Morgan.org.
Rummage sale at PACT
Saturday, August 3, 7 a.m. The PACT Theatre Company. Sale items include furniture, household items, clothing, toys, artwork, books and more. For more information find us on Facebook @thepactmobile.
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.
Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. at The FORT Container Park (Spanish Fort). Support the American Cancer Society by meeting local Cancer Survivors as they call the Bingo games. All proceeds will go towards the “Road to Recovery Program,” which provides transportation for cancer patients in our community to and from their treatment. For more information find us on Facebook @theFORTcp.
Thursday, July 25, 4:30 p.m. Container Yard. Operation Backpack is a means for members of the community to join together and provide school supplies to equip at-risk children for the upcoming school year. Bring some school supplies and join us for Happy Hour. For more information, find us on Facebook @ContainerYardWorks.
“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.
U.S. Space Program photo exhibit
Now through August 31, Ben May Main Library. Enjoy a photo exhibit exploring the birth of the American Space Program up to the Apollo 11.
Jazz at Laidlaw
Friday, August 2, 7 p.m. Laid law Performing Arts Center. Internationally renowned jazz artist, composer, and educator, Delfeayo Marsalis, will headline the 21st Annual Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival. Tickets $25 adults, $15 youths are available at Eventbrite.com or A & M Peanut Shop (209 Dauphin Street).
“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.
Thursday, July 25, 9:30 a.m. The FORT Container Park. Instructor will teach your kids to explore yoga poses and techniques through this playful series of classes full of fun and games. Practicing breath work, mental focus exercises, energizing movements and calming techniques. Recommended ages 5-9 but all ages are welcome. Parents of children under 5 must be present at all times. $10 per child, cash only.
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.
Friday, August 2, Battle House Renaissance. One-day education program. For information call (334) 844-8371 or email Hsopce@auburn.edu.
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