July 10

Kids Days in Bienville
Bring the kids out for some summertime fun in downtown Mobile at Bienville Square, 150 Dauphin St. Enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts and visits from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, the Mobile police and fire departments and much more! Admission is free and events start at 10 a.m.

Thursdays at the Museum


Every Thursday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, offers free admission to all visitors. Join MMOA each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. No reservations necessary.

Market on the Hill
An outdoor market of locally grown produce, locally harvested seafood, homemade soaps and more is held at Lavretta Park on the corner of Old Shell Road and Parkway Street West from 2-6 p.m. every Thursday.

July 11

PRE-GLO Summer Film Series
A free outdoor film series will take place in the CLA Park, 261 Dauphin St. The PRE-GLO Summer Film Series will be showing “Waste Land.” The series is free to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Brennan Gibson at 251-208-5658 or visit centerforthelivingarts.com

Spirit Expeditions
The Haunted History Tour in downtown Mobile is a two-hour walk on Church and Government streets, visiting such sites as Church Street Cemetery and Fort Conde. You can hear some of Mobile’s dark, macabre, strange and unusual stories from the past and not so distant past. Tours may be booked at www.spiritexpeditions.com for every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

July 12

Shop for a Cause
Join the Young Women’s Civic Club at their annual Shop for a Cause event from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds, 1035 Cody Road. This event will feature over 20 vendors, and a percentage of all sales will be donated to McKemie Place, USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, and the Azalea Trail Maid Scholarship fund. All ages are welcome and admission and parking is free.


Star Spangled Pet Adoptions
The Haven will be at Petsmart, 10200 Eastern Shore Blvd. Spanish Fort, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with animal adoptions. All adoptable animals are current on vaccinations, spayed/neutered and micro-chipped. The adopter also receives the animal’s medical records, a free bag of Science Diet food, a free pet training DVD and free 30 days of pet health insurance. Adoption fees are $90 for dogs and $65 for cats.

Market on the Square
Vendors will be selling locally produced tomatoes, potatoes, sweet corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, seafood, flowers, plants, baked breads, pastas, casseroles, pies and handcrafted goods, plus live music and much more. The market is open each Saturday at 7:30 a.m. through July 26 on Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile. Organic produce is available.

July 13

Open Studio
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.

July 14

Read It & Eat It
Join NY Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian for a luncheon and book signing. Bohjalian will be discussing his new book, “Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands,” a heartbreaking, wildly inventive, and moving novel narrated by a teenage runaway. Tickets are $15 and include $5 off the book purchase. The luncheon will start at 12 p.m. at The Venus, 3349 Dawes Road, Mobile. For more information call 251-928-5295.

Ballroom Dance
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society hosts dance classes with professional instructors at 7 p.m., followed by dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10. There will be a cash bar and no need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome. Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31, Spanish Fort. For more information, email Cassie Fishbein at Cassief13@aol.com.

July 15

March of Dimes Summer Kickoff Event

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Pinzone’s Italian Downtown and Isabella’s Steakhouse, 312 Section St. in Fairhope, will host the March of Dimes Summer Kickoff Event, starting at 6 p.m. The event will feature a beer tasting by Fairhope Brewing Company, paired with dishes by Chef Scott Dumas, and music by Ryan Balthrop. Guests are invited to come network and enter to win one of two free tickets to the upcoming March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction in September ($75 value each). Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, call 251-345-6480 or email emcduff@marchofdimes.org.

Free Children’s Lunch
The Springhill Avenue Community Center’s Summer Lunch Program offers a free, nutritious lunch for children in need. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1151 Springhill Ave. Call 251-438-7415 for more information.

Line Dancing
The Springhill Avenue Community Center hosts line dancing every week throughout the summer. Mondays 4:30 – 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 5 – 7 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Classes are free and open to all ages. 1151 Springhill Ave.

July 16

Mobile BayBears


The Mobile BayBears verse the Chattanooga Lookouts at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. Redundancy Night. Opening pitch at 7:05 p.m. Tickets available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

Tour Space 301
Tours of the Main Gallery and Fabrication Hall are every Wednesday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Centre for the Living Arts/Space 301, 301 Conti St. Tours included with the price of admission. Call 215-208-5671 or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com for more information.