Little Black Dress
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile’s premiere annual fundraising event is a fast-paced New York style runway show and cocktail party at Fort Whiting, 1630 S. Broad St. at 6:30 p.m. For more information and tickets visit: rmhcmobile.org/little-black-dress.
Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Victims of all types of crime and victim’s advocates are invited to gather at Cathedral Square from 6:30-7:30 p.m. A Remembrance Vigil will also be held. In case of inclement weather, the event will be at Government Plaza. For more information please visit www.mobileda.org
Bishop State Scholarship Gala
Bishop State Community College Foundation will host its 2015 Scholarship Gala, at 7 p.m. at the Baker-Gaines Central Campus at 1365 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. in the Yvonne Kennedy Auditorium. Tickets are available at the campus bookstore for $100 per person. Donations support the Bishop State Community College Foundation and its mission to provide scholarships to students in need. For more information, please contact Jason Thomas at email@example.com or 251-928-6502.
Community Conversations Working for Justice
The Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship, 1150 Fairhope Ave., will host four sessions, each presenting a different segment of the film “Mobile in Black and White” followed by conversations in facilitated group discussions related to the subject. 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursdays through May 7. For more information call 251-580-2602 or 251-229-1207.
Anatomy of a Museum: Making Mirth
Museum exhibitions are often several years in the making. Come get a behind-the-scenes view and listen to museum staff talk about “The Art and Design of Mardi Gras,” from conception to “so how did this dragon get here?” at the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. For more information visit www.mobilemuseumofart.com
Ark of India
“Ark of India: An Alabama Artist Explores Southern Asia” is an exhibit about personal discovery and exploration. It is an account of late 19th and early 20th century India as seen by Alabama artist Roderick D. MacKenzie, using his paintings, drawings, sculptures and most importantly, photographs and writings. The exhibition is organized by the History Museum of Mobile at 111 S. Royal St. and is on view until Sept. 1, 2015. Admission is free.
Food Truck Friday
Head to Bienville Square for lunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. to try a meal from the wheels of at least nine area food trucks. Sponsored by the city of Mobile’s Special Events, Food Truck Friday is scheduled once per month, weather permitting.
Last Friday Art Night
Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Gallery hosts Last Friday Art Night and features shopping for local art, art demonstrations, food, drink, and music. Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Gallery is located at 1008 Alabama Ave. For more information call 251-861-3300.
The 7th annual Hoot Scoot, a 5k run beginning at 6 p.m., allows racers of all ages take to the streets. This year’s race offers prizes for both prediction and speed: awards will go to the top five male and female runners who finish closest to their predicted times in the 5K, as well as to the three fastest male and female finishers. For information on the race, entry fees, etc., visit www.hootscoot5K.com.
Mr. Jubilee Pageant
The Mr. Jubilee Pageant, a womanless beauty pageant at the Fairhope Brewing Company at 7:30 p.m., offers a night of fun, food and philanthropy as 12 male contestants strut their stuff in female attire to benefit the many charitable projects of the Junior Auxiliary of the Eastern Shore. After their pageant walk, contestants mingle with attendees who purchase voting tickets to show support for their favorite model. Proceeds support the many projects JAES provides for children of communities along the Eastern Shore. Tickets may be purchased online at www.jaeasternshore.org, or by calling Courtney Osborne, 251-533-9043
Mobile Mystery Dinner
Insanity of Murder! Join the Mobile Mystery Dinners for their next performance at Mobile Carnival Museum, 355 Government St. Advance reservations are required, so please call 251-865-7398. Tickets are $59 and include dinner and unlimited wine. The fun begins at 7 p.m.
Remington College Prom Night Makeover
Remington College Mobile Campus offers high school students free salon services through its Prom Night Makeover event. Students in the Remington College Cosmetology Program will provide girls with free updos, manicures, pedicures, and makeup; or a haircut for guys. All services will be performed in the Remington College School of Cosmetology, located at 4368 Downtowner Loop S. To schedule an appointment call 251-342-4848.
Cruisin’ for St. Jude
5th annual Cruisin’ for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a cruise and poker run in memory of Destiny Goss. The cruise will start at George County Senior Citizen Center in Lucedale, Mississippi. Registration beings at 9 a.m. with food, live music, live auction and more following. For more information please call Donnie at 601-508-1114.
Professional and amateur athletes throughout the area will gather at 8 a.m. at Mobile Infirmary for the annual Infirmary Duathlon. The race begins with a two-mile run before competitors mount their bicycles for a 10-mile time trial and conclude with a final two-mile dash on foot to the finish line. A two-mile fun run is also available for those who enjoy a more leisurely pace. For more information and to register, visit infirmaryduathlon.racesonline.com or call 251-435-4447.
Crichton Clean Up
The Crichton Community Action Group will be hosting their annual Crichton Community Clean-up from 8 a.m. until noon. The staging area is at the Greer’s Shopping Center at 2980 Springhill Ave. Mobile Gas will furnish hotdogs and refreshments for volunteers. For more information, please contact Sarah Turnipseed at 251-454-1203.
Old Time Country Festival
Incorporating attractions associated with Baldwin County’s agricultural past and present and a look back at the timber industry. This festival includes live entertainment, plowing and blacksmith demonstrations, pony and train rides, antique cars and tractors, quilters, square dancers and numerous other activities. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Baldwin County Bicentennial Park, 51233 State Highway 225, in Stockton. For more information, please contact the Baldwin County Department of Archives and History at 251-580-1897.
The Haven’s Spring Yard Sale
The Haven Resale Shop’s Spring yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to Fairhoper’s Park in downtown Fairhope. Donations will be accepted through April 23 at 357 Morphy Ave. and are tax-deductible. For more information call 251-929-1911.
Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Community resources and victim service agencies will be available at Bel Air Mall 3299 Bel Air Blvd. from noon until 2 p.m. For more information please visit www.mobileda.org.
Teen Fashion Show and Tea
The Daphne Public Library hosts a teen tea and fashion show at Daphne Library Community Room at 10 a.m. Enjoy a menu of tea, cookies, fruit, and mints while viewing the latest teen fashion and trends presented by Belk’s. Carolyn Bivins, regional agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will offer a presentation on etiquette to highlight social customs in today’s society. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. This is a free event offered to teens in grades 6 through 12. For more information or to register call Daphne Public Library at 251-621-2818 ext. 211.
Walk for Autism: Mobile
The Walk for Autism is the single most powerful fundraising event in April that unifies thousands of participants statewide in support of the mission and projects of the Autism Society. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S., and affects more than 50,000 people in Alabama alone. The walk will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the University of South Alabama Pavilion and pre-registration is $30 at www.walkforautismal.com.
Walk for Autism: Fairhope
The Autism Society of Alabama has 15 cities across the state participating in spreading awareness and acceptance for the one in 68 people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The event in Fairhope will be held at Fairhope Elementary School beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will feature a 2-mile walk. Registration is $30 prior to the event and $35 on the day of. Registration includes a T-shirt. For more information please visit www.walkforautismal.com.
Dauphin Island Gumbo Festival
The 6th annual Dauphin Island Gumbo Festival features traditional and “freestyle” recipes from more than 15 teams at three scenic island venues. There is also live music, activities and fun for the kids. Follow the Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or call 251-861-5524 for more information.
Market on the Square
Shop for the freshest crops in Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile from 7:30 a.m. until noon. Spring features locally grown tomatoes, potatoes, sweet corn, cantaloupes, watermelons, plants and flowers, as well as seafood, baked goods, pastas, casseroles, pies, handcrafted goods and much more. Stay for live music on the green! For more information, please call 251-208-1550.
Historic Walking Tours
The History Museum of Mobile, in conjunction with the Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, will lead free tours through historic downtown Mobile as part of a statewide effort April 25. The hour-long tour will start at 10 a.m. at Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and end at the History Museum of Mobile. Participants are encouraged to tour the museum (also complimentary admission) immediately following the walking tour.
Fairhope Walking Tour
The city of Fairhope has been invited to host free guided tours in the downtown area for visitors and the local community every Saturday in April. Tours will be given by Fairhope Museum of History Director, Donnie Barrett. All are welcome and the tours are free of charge. For information on tours throughout the state of Alabama visit www.alabama.travel/trails/april-walking-tours. For additional information on Fairhope Walking Tours, call 251-929-1471.
Come enjoy complimentary mimosas as artists work at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St. There will also be works by more than 60 area artists on display. For more information call 251-694-0278.
Top Cats Toastmasters
Are you terrified at the idea of public speaking? Top Cats Toastmasters invites you to join us and polish your skills every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Red Lobster located near the southeast corner of Airport Boulevard and Azalea Road in Mobile. Practice speaking and listening and learn to think on your feet in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Dues are $43 twice a year, and lunch must be purchased. Toastmasters International is an international organization. For more information, call 251-344-2938.
Hatching the Past: The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt
Hatching the Past features 100 real dinosaur eggs and 100 replica eggs at the Exploreum. The multimedia experience for all ages invites visitors to touch real dinosaur bones and reconstructed nests, dig for eggs, experience hands-on exploration stations and view animated video presentations featuring well-known dinosaur experts. The Exploreum is open daily. For more information visit www.exploreum.com.
South Baldwin Chamber Leadership Series
This week’s speaker will be Bill Sisson, president and CEO of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, who will update us on the progress of the proposed I-10 bridge. Doors and buffet open at 11:30 a.m., Program begins at noon. Tickets are $15 and no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are available at mylocalchamber.net, or by calling 251-943-3291. All Leadership Series events will take place in the Foley Civic Center, located at 407 E. Laurel Ave.
Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Call 1-800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com
Teen Tech Tutor Program
The Baldwin County Library Cooperative (BCLC) recently implemented a Teen Tech Tutor program at the Robertsdale Library, 18301 Pennsylvania St., Robertsdale. This program is designed to match high school age students with strong technological skills with adults and seniors who are unfamiliar with basic laptop computer technology. The program is available Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free of charge. An appointment is required and can be made by calling the library at 251-970-4010.
CASA Presents Cool Jazz in the Courtyard
A benefit for CASA Mobile (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). Tickets include wine, beer, and sample foods from The Bike Shop, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Wintzell’s, Liquid and The Union. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple (tax deductible). Tickets can be purchased at www.casamobile.org. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. at the OK Bike Shop, 661 Dauphin St.
Are you interested in gaining more confidence in your public speaking ability? The Downtown Mobile Toastmasters Club 2815 invites you to join us for our weekly educational lunch meeting at T.P. Crockmeier’s, 261 Dauphin St., from 12-1 p.m. Practice your speaking, listening and leadership skills in a relaxed, friendly environment. Lunch must be purchased. Our dues are $42 twice yearly. Toastmasters International is an international organization. For more information, contact 251-404-3924.
Brown Bag in Bienville
Come out and listen to the soothing sounds of live jazz as you lunch in Bienville Square around the historic Ketchum Fountain. Catt Sirten sets up live musicians and the city sets up tables for your enjoyment each Wednesday in spring, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To make your Brown Baggin’ easier, stop in at your favorite Bienville Square eateries and ask for the Brown Bag special. Questions? Call 251-208-1550.
Little Discoveries at the Exploreum
Little Discoveries is a weekly programming series in the Exploreum’s Wharf of Wonder for children six and under. These lessons will fuse science, technology, engineering and math, with creativity, art and reading. Each session will begin with a story reading that will serve as the launching pad for the day’s hands-on activities. Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. and Thursdays 2-3 p.m. at 65 Government St., downtown Mobile. For more information call Josh Holland at 251-208-6893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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