July 17

Musical: Oliver
The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts is presenting the musical masterpiece “Oliver!,” a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic tale, “Oliver Twist,” at 100 South Trammell St. in Atmore. Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 17-19, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20. Tickets are $10. For more information call 251-368-6397.

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 18

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
The 81st Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo will be held July 18-20, with the weigh station operating from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday on Dauphin Island. The ADSFR is a 3-day Captain’s Choice tournament and a Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) sanctioned event. The total awards package is valued up to $1 million in cash and prizes and anchored by two boat, motor, and trailer packages. The three-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. Live music and food are also available at various venues on the island.

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears versus the Chattanooga Lookouts at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. A-E-I-O-U ‘90s Night. Opening pitch at 7:05 p.m. Tickets available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

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 19

Dauphin Street Vault
The Dauphin Street Vault brings vaulters of all levels to compete in the Port City. A full day of high-flying fun on Dauphin Street along the Jackson to Joachim Street block! The fun starts at 10 a.m. The elite division, featuring Olympic caliber vaulters, will begin around sunset. For more information about DSV 2014, visit their website at www.dauphinstreetvault.com or look for them on Facebook and Twitter.

Saturday Art Workshop
Art workshop for teens! Frances Fontaine will be leading an art class for teens 13 years and older. Come join the summer fun and paint your own masterpiece! Each student will leave with an 11-by-14 finished painting. All supplies are included in the $45 class fee.

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 20

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears versus the Chattanooga Lookouts at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. Olympics Night. Opening pitch at 5:05 p.m. Tickets available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

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 21

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 22

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.-noon. Classes are free and open to all ages. 1151 Springhill Ave.


July 23

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears versus the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, 351 W. Cedar St. Pensacola. Opening pitch at 6:30 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.