July 23

Jerry Seinfeld at the Saenger
America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will perform his signature stand-up routine at the Saenger Theatre (6 S. Joachim St.). Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Tickets may still be available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, the Saenger Theatre box office or charge by phone, 1-800-745-3000. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Culture Kitchen
Come join the first of a new program series, The Culture Kitchen, where you can enjoy an evening of yoga, meditation and good food as we break bread Southeast Asian style at Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Drive). The Southeast Asian American Store Owners’ Association will be our host for a dinner and discussion on integrating cultures, building wealth and the art of living well. The Culture Kitchen offers an opportunity to partake with our community’s movers and shakers. Each event will include dinner with an artist or a representative of a community initiative or organization. The special guest will prepare a meal for attendees to assemble and eat while conversing over a set of guiding questions. From politics to performance art, nothing is off limits. Reservations are required, cost $15 per person. Register online at mobilemuseumofart.com.

Gulf State Park plan open house
You’re invited to the Master Plan Open House No. 3, from 4-6 p.m. at the Gulf Shores Activity Center (260 Clubhouse Drive). This event is a great way to share your thoughts with the Master Plan Team about the future of Gulf State Park. Open House No. 3 will showcase a draft master plan for Gulf State Park based on feedback received during the previous open houses and via an online survey. Please join us for this interactive and informative session! We want input from everyone on the future of Gulf State Park. To learn more about the Gulf State Park Project, please visit www.gulfstateparkproject.ua.

Wine and sign
After six years behind the anchor desk at two CBS affiliates, Laura McNeill moved to the Alabama Gulf Coast to write full-time. Her novels, known for their endearingly flawed characters, illuminate the real-life struggles that touch us all. McNeill will be signing her new book, “Center of Gravity,” at Page & Palette (32 S. Section St., Fairhope) at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and include a coupon for the book. For more information, call 251-928-5295.

Kids’ Day in Bienville
Bring the kids to Bienville Square from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. today for summertime fun and enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, and visits with representatives of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, the Mobile Police and Fire-Rescue departments and much more! If you have questions, please call 251-208-1550.

Market on the Hill
An outdoor market of locally grown produce, seafood and soaps is being held at Lavretta Park (Old Shell Road and Parkway Street West) every Thursday through July 30. The Market on the Hill runs from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, please call 251-208-1550.

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


July 24

Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins, enchanted umbrella in hand, descends on the East wind to Playhouse in the Park stage for a four-weekend run of Disney’s Tony Award winning musical of the same name. Fall in love with Mary Poppins all over again. Show dates are July 23 through Aug. 16; showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays (first two weeks only), Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Reservations may be made by calling 251-602-0630. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors over age 60.

Growing Gardens
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center courtyard is blooming and buzzing thanks to the Junior League of Mobile’s support of the “garden of growing.” Young summer campers ages 4 through 6 will learn about growing things at the Exploreum’s Growing Gardens camp July 24-26. The ihealthy lab is an interactive health and biology laboratory where visitors of all ages can perform real experiments and enjoy entertaining demonstrations. The Exploreum is located at 65 Government St. in Downtown Mobile. Hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 251-208-6893 or visit www.exploreum.com.

Hooptie Do 4 Heart Disease
The Hooptie Do 4 Heart Disease (HD4HD) is pleased to announce its third annual event will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Rose Garden parking lot of the Springhill Medical Center, 3719 Dauphin St. As in years past, the 2015 Hooptie Do will offer attendees an exceptional family-oriented, fun-filled event value for just $25 per person or only $40 per couple, with all proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association. Kids 12 and under get in free. There will be plenty of food, drinks, raffles and fun! For more information, visit www.HD4HD.org or call 251-460-5264.

Ark of India
“Ark of India: An Alabama Artist Explores Southern Asia” is an exhibit about personal discovery and exploration. It’s 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, 111 S. Royal St. On view until Sept. 1. Admission is free.

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, 65 Government St., is open daily. For more information visit www.exploreum.com.


July 25

Dog Days of Summer canine carnival
The Rotaract Club of the Eastern Shore is hosting a fundraiser event called Dog Days of Summer dedicated to canines, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Beach Park in Fairhope, the park to the left of Fairhope pier. All proceeds will benefit The Haven, Baldwin County’s no-kill animal shelter. Entry is $5 per person; children age 8 and under and dogs are allowed in free! Please bring cash for activities, refreshments and donations. For more information on the canine carnival, contact Niki Coker, event coordinator, at 251-490-7494, or email her at domcoker@gmail.com.

Battle of the Bay
The fourth annual Battle of the Bay Canoe and Kayak Race benefits the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program. Enjoy a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard race in beautiful Mobile Bay along with a shrimp and grits brunch at the Bluegill, live music, great prizes, kids activities and more. The morning begins at 8 a.m. at Bluegill’s dock, 3775 Battleship Parkway. For more information and to register, visit WWW.SAVLP.ORG/FUNDRAISERS.  

World of Parrots Bird Fair
Come join the South Alabama Caged Bird Society and meet renowned author and parrot behaviorist Mattie Sue Athan at the 36th annual World of Parrots Bird Fair at Abba Shrine Center, 7701 Hitt Road in Mobile. It will be held July 25-26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. With fun for the whole family, there will be vendors selling everything from birds to toys, and anything else you might need to make a bird a wonderful addition to your family. Tickets are $5 for adults, children under 12 free. Athan will conduct seminars both days. Saturday’s topic will be “Fostering Independence” from 9:30-11 a.m. Sunday’s topic will be “What to Do If Your Bird Flies Away” from 1-2 p.m. For more information, contact Shelby at 251-661-4048 or Cathy at 251-454-4217, or visit www.sacbsbirds.com or our Facebook page, South Alabama Caged Bird Society.

Gallery talk with Vincent Lawson
Learn more about Vincent Lawson’s “Our Neighbors” exhibit on the homeless in downtown Mobile, which is currently on display in the museum’s community gallery. Lawson will begin his gallery talk at 10 a.m. at the Mobile History Museum, 111 S. Royal St. For more information call 251-208-7652.

Kid’s Day in Tillman’s Corner
Join the Tillman’s Corner Community Center for a day that includes a petting zoo, bounce houses, food, health screenings and more! This fun day for kids will be from 2-5 p.m. The Tillman’s Corner Community Center is located at 5055 Carol Plantation Road. For more information call 251-666-2488.

Supermileage car
A “supermileage” car developed by engineering students at the University of South Alabama will be on display July 18-26 at The Exploreum. The car was recently featured at the 36th Supermileage Competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers, which permits college teams to build a single-passenger vehicle using a one-cylinder, four-cycle engine, but significant modification is allowed. The modifications result in some highly unusual vehicles. The Exploreum is located at 65 Government St. For more information, call 251-208-6893 or visit www.exploreum.com.

Rummage sale
Join St. Francis at the Point Anglican Church for an estate and rummage sale. The estate sale will feature antiques and collectables, dolls, jewelry, Italian porcelain, English bone china, paintings, furniture, bottles, evening bags and more. Rummage sale items include home furnishings, books, glassware, dinnerware, crystal, brass, copper and silver items. The sale begins at 8 a.m. at St. Francis, 17280 Scenic Highway 98 in Fairhope. If you have questions, please call 251-928-1255.

Murder at the Mansion
Join Mobile Mystery Dinners and Stockton Heritage Association for “Murder at the Mansion.” Tickets are $25 and if you solve the mystery you could win $100. The mystery dinner will be held at Cottage Hill Chapel Fellowship Hall, 50080 State Highway 225 in Stockton. Tickets are limited, so get yours today by calling 251-937-3738.

Free barre3 class
Mobile’s barre3 Studio is celebrating its first anniversary with free classes Downtown. Try out this fun and effective fitness class at 9:30 followed by brunch. All classes take place at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center, 301 Conti St. For more information, call 251-461-6998.

Market on the Square
This is the LAST SATURDAY of the summer to shop for the freshest crops at the season’s final market at Cathedral Square in Downtown Mobile. This time of year is our favorite because you can buy 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, call 251-208-1550.


July 26

Saenger movie series: “Caddyshack”
This summer, Mobile’s Saenger Theatre showcases a Summer Classic Movie Series featuring classic hit movies and movie musicals the way movies were meant to be seen, on the big screen! Today’s film is “Caddyshack.” The series will run Sundays through Aug. 16. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with film beginning at 3 p.m. General admission tickets cost $6 per adult and $3 per child age 12 and under or 60+ senior. Tickets can be purchased beforehand at either the Saenger Theatre Box Office, 6 S. Joachim St., or at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office, 401 Civic Center Drive. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the showing at 12:30 p.m. from the Saenger Box Office. The main concession downstairs will be open for snacks and beverages such as popcorn, sodas, candy, beer, wine and mixed drinks.

Sunday matinee at 5 Rivers
Every Sunday throughout the day, take a step inside 5 Rivers Tensaw Theater and catch a free film. This week’s movie is “Life Insects.” For more information, call 251-625-0814.

Open Studio
Come enjoy complimentary mimosas as artists work at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St. Works by more than 60 area artists also will be on display. For more information call 251-694-0278.


July 27

Cheers to Children
Café 615 will host “Cheers to Children,” a benefit for the Child Advocacy Center, from 6-8:30 p.m. The event will feature samplings of Café 615 signature dishes and wines, along with live and silent auctions. Music will be provided by the Harrison McGinnis Trio. Tickets cost $35 each and are available at Café 615 and the Child Advocacy Center. Call 251-432-1101 for details.

Youth Summer Sail Camp
For youth ages 7-13. Students will be partnered in boats (depending on size)  and learn basic sailing fundamentals in our Optimist sailboats. Students will learn water safety, knot tying, steering, proper sail trim, tacking and jibing, and capsize recovery. All Beginner Sail Camps take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Wind and Water Learning Center, 26267 Canal Road in Orange Beach. Please register online at www.windandwaterlearning.com or call 251-424-5909. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. Contact Caroline at 251-424-5909 or charris@cityoforangebeach.com with questions.

Top Cats Toastmasters
Are you terrified at the idea of public speaking? We were. We got over it. Top Cats Toastmasters invites you to join us. We meet every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Red Lobster near the southeast corner of Airport Boulevard and Azalea Road in Mobile. You can practice your speaking and listening skills 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 a worldwide organization. For further information, call 251-344-2938.


July 28

Football 101
Ever wonder why the official is throwing those yellow flags? Do you know what your son does on the play “5 zone?” Do you want to learn some basics about football? Baldwin County High School (BCHS) football coach Nathan McDaniel will be offering Football 101 during a special “Mom’s Night Out” event. The program will meet 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the school’s field house. The event is open to moms who have children who are currently or are considering playing tackle football at high school, middle school or youth league levels. There is a $10 charge and participation is limited. Moms must pre-register and slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in will begin at 5 p.m. and beverages will be provided. BCHS is at 1 Tiger Drive and the field house is located at the back of the campus. For more details, or to register, email nmcdaniel@bcbe.org or call the school at 251-937-2341.

Addiction counseling
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 recently implemented a Teen Tech Tutor program at the Robertsdale Library. This program is designed to match high-school-age students who have strong technological skills with adults and seniors who are unfamiliar with basic laptop computer technology. The free program is available Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 18301 Pennsylvania St., Robertsdale. An appointment is required; call the library at 251-970-4010.  


July 29

Stand Against MS
Stand Against Multiple Sclerosis allows families, companies and civic groups to raise money for those living with multiple sclerosis by setting up lemonade stands in their communities. We provide all the necessary ingredients for a successful stand including cookies donated by Bud’s Best Cookies and lemonade provided by Buffalo Rock, signage, T-shirts and a money jar! Sign up for your stand today by visiting www.nationalMSsociety.org/alc or by calling 205-879-8546.

The Moonlit Garden
Join Scott Ogden, author, horticulturalist and garden designer, as he shows us how to create a garden under the stars. His moonlit gardens feature mixed plantings of scented flowers for light-reflecting foliage, exotic fragrances of tropical plants and shimmering water gardens. This event is the last in Bellingrath’s Wonderful Wednesdays series. Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Admission: $12.50 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-12; and free to Bellingrath members and to ages 4 and younger. Visit www.Bellingrath.org to see the full schedule and register for your favorites. Bellingrath Gardens is located at 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Mobile.

Ladies Wine and Drive golf clinic
Learn to golf, improve your game or just have fun with your girlfriends! Come out for a Foley golf lesson, glass of wine and friendship. If you’ve always wanted to learn golf, this is a great opportunity to do so in a fun, low-pressure atmosphere. A one-hour golf lesson with glass of wine (before and after lesson) costs $20. All lessons are taught by a PGA pro every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Glenlakes Golf Club, 9530 Clubhouse Drive, Foley. Contact David for more information, 251-955-1220.

Downtown Toastmasters
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. Crockmiers, 261 Dauphin St., from noon until 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 a worldwide organization. For more information, call 251-404-3924.