April 3

Night For the Races
A derby style party with a night of fun, food and music with friends while benefitting the Learning Tree, a group that serves children who have autism and other development disabilities. The event will be held at the Ezell House and will begin at 6:30 p.m. with heavy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beverages and silent auction.

“Phashions” for Philanthropy
“Phashions” for Philanthropy by Assistance League of Mobile is a historical fashion show, luncheon and silent auction. Funds raised benefit programs in Mobile County. Tickets are $50. Contact Beth Burleson 251-402-1782 for more information. The event will be held at the Battle House Hotel and will start at 10:30 a.m.

Mac Class of 1984 Prom Night
A retro evening with DJ Hunter Clarke spinning great 80s jams, refreshments. Era-appropriate attire optional – but recommended. Profits benefit Mobile Arts Council. The party starts at 7 p.m. at The Temple, admission is $20. Contact 251-432-9796 for more information.

Acrylic Painting Class
Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Gallery offers a acrylic painting class from 1-3 p.m. Class fee is $10 and is limited to 12 people. The lead artist will be Artist Benno Kollegger. For more questions and to register call 251-861-3300. The class will be held at 1008 Alabama Ave. Dauphin Island, Al 36528.

April 4

First Friday Artwalk
Exhibit openings with guest artists, refreshments and live entertainment at a variety of venues; map of participating venues, including specialty shops and restaurants, available at the Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak St., from 6 – 8 p.m. in downtown Fairhope. Contact: 251-928-2228. www.esartcenter.com.

Arsenic and Old Lace
Comedy by Joseph Kesselring; director: Leonora Harrison. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Fri & Sat; and at 2 p.m. on Sun. Lola Phillips Playhouse (801 Iroquois St, Chickasaw) Admission for adults is $15; senior citizens (60+) & students admission is $12. Contact 251- 457-8887 for more information.

April 5

Crawfish & Bluegrass Extravaganza
Join St. Mary’s Parish and Knights of Columbus for an evening filled with great food music. Fat Man Squeeze, Phil and Walon, Rollin In the Hay and a Druken shade of Green will all be preforming. Visit stmarymobile.org for more information and tickets.

Firkin Fest
The inaugural Great Firkin Fest & Keller Williams will invade downtown Mobile. Each brewery will provide a firkin, a small barrel of beer. Door open at 12pm with tapping at 12:30pm and awards for Best in Show and People’s Choice at 4pm. There will be live music during and after the event with headliner Keller Williams starting a 9pm. Tickets for the festival are $35 for the festival and Keller Williams or $22 for Keller Williams only. Festival tickets include admission, a sampling glass, brewery brochures and a koozie. Money raised will go to benefit the local American Cancer Society.

PBR Mobile
The Professional Bull Riders are bucking back into Mobile. For one night only the PBR will be at the Mobil Civic Center to fill your night with an exciting show. This event will showcase some of the soon-to-be stars of PBR. Tickets available at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com and range in price from $15 – $38.

Mobile Baykeeper is hosting a trash cleanup at Tricentennial Park on April 5 at 8 am. A potluck picnic will follow. This is one of a series of neighborhood cleanups that will take place throughout the Three Mile Creek Watershed from downtown to west Mobile.

Walking Tours
Alabama will be on display Saturday mornings in April as part of the Alabama Tourism Department’s April Walking Tours. The hour-long tours will start at 10 a.m. Towns and starting places for the April Walking Tours are: Fairhope Welcome Center; Mobile, Cathedral Basilica. More information about the April Walking Tours is available on the Alabama Tourism Department website at www.alabama.travel.

Golf Tournament
JBrand Agency will host a shotgun style tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Single player registration is $100. If you wish to participate or donate please contact Brianne Wildman at 251-472-5483 for more information. JBrand Agency represents the University of South Alabama as Student Ambassadors for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Screen on the Green
It’s time to get out the blankets, lawn chairs and popcorn. The Village of Spring Hill celebrates its second annual Screen on the Green free outdoor film festival. Dairy of a Wimpy Kid will be the moving playing and it will begin at 8 p.m. weather permitting. For additional information on the event, visit www.thevillageofspringhill.com.

Civil War Trust – Park Day 2014
Volunteers will help preserve the important monument to honor the brave soldiers who fought and sacrificed in the American Civil War at Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island. Pre-register at the Fort, via Facebook (Fb.com/fortgaines) or call 251-861-6992

Men Are From Mars-Women are from Venus
Since being published in 1992, John Gray’s “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” exploring the differences between the sexes, has sold in excess of 50 million copies. The Comedy is coming to the Saenger and will start at 8 p.m. for ticket information call 251-208-7778

April 6

Local Goodness
USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital will host Local Goodness, a unique farm-to-table experience sponsored by Hancock Bank. Come casual, guests will dine on local meats, seafood and produce as they enjoy bluegrass music by local band Fat Man Squeeze. Proceeds for the event are for redesigning Tickets for this event are $150, and can be purchased by calling (251) 415-1636 or visiting CWHLocalGoodness.EventBrite.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Beth Mattei at (251) 415-1636 or bmattei@southalabama.edu. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, Geri Moulton Park.

Dauphin Island Motorcycle Show
18th Annual Motorcycle Show of Dauphin Island will be held at the Dauphin Island School. Registration is from 11:30-1:15 with awards at 2:45. There is no admission but there will be food and fun. Virtually any motorcycle will fit in one of these classes so your bike should be there. Call 251-509-5451 for more information.

Bark & Brews
Fairhope Brewing Company will launch their Spring Seasonal beer, Rescue Dog Red. To celebrate the event, The Haven and FBC will reunite for what is turning into an annual event, “Barks and Brews 2”. The event will run from 2pm to 7pm and will be held at the brewery’s taproom at 914 Nichols Ave. in Fairhope. The Haven’s Mobile Adoption Rescue Unit (MARU) will be at the taproom from 2-4pm with – what else – “rescue” dogs that have been pulled from their partnering municipal shelters waiting to meet YOU! For every Rescue Dog Red beer sold in the taproom over the coming weeks, The Haven will receive $1. In addition, FBC will be selling pint collector glasses for $5, with The Haven receiving $4 for each glass sold.

April 7

LoDa’s Doggie Happy Hour
LoDa’s 1st Doggie Happy Hour will be hosted at the OK Bicycle Shop. The Rescue Foundation for April will be “The James Fund,” an autism service dog for James. The event will also include a Q & A session with Vet, Nikki Elstner DVM of Theodore Veterinary Hospital as well as live music, raffle prizes and fun for everyone including your fur friends. Doggie Happy Hour will be the 1st Monday of every month, beginning at 5 p.m.

April 8

Taste of Rotary
The Point Clear Rotary Club’s 14th annual Taste Of Rotary event will take place Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. at the Fairhope Civic Center. Tickets may be purchased at Page and Palette bookstore in Fairhope, from Point Clear Rotary Club members or at the door for $50. The evening will include food favorites from more than 25 local restaurants and a live auction. Taste Of Rotary is the Point Clear Rotary Club’s premiere fundraiser to help fund the Fairhope/Point Clear Rotary Youth Club, local scholarships and other charitable causes supported by the Point Clear Rotary Club.

Eggs N’ Issues
Emergency Preparedness for Businesses with Mitchell L. Sims, Baldwin County EMA Takes place at Daphne United Methodist Church 2401 Main St., Daphne at 8:30 a.m. $10, includes hot breakfast. RSVP (251) 928-6387

April 9

Mobile BayBears
The first home game of the season will against the Montgomery Biscuits. The first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. Get tickets now at mobilebaybears.com

SHC Friends to host a ‘Conversation’ with author Roy Hoffman
Conversations with Roy Hoffman is Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at Stewartfield on Spring Hill Colleges campus. He will discuss his book Come Landfall. A book signing and light refreshments follow each event. The public is invited. The event is free for Friends members and a donation is encouraged for others.
Contact: For more information, contact Julie A. Kraft at 251-380-2284 or jkraft@shc.edu

Brown Bag in Bienville
Spring is here and what better way to enjoy the nice weather than lunch in Bienville Square around the historic Ketchum Fountain. There will be live music and tables set up to make your lunch more enjoyable each Wednesday in the Spring from 11:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. You can bring your lunch or stop in at your favorite Bienville Square eateries and ask for the Brown Bag special.