Campo Santo Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy live music and family-friendly activities in Cathedral Square from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through July 16. This week’s band is Emerge. The concert series is sponsored by the Downtown Mobile Alliance, the city of Mobile Office of Special Events and Blue Moon Brewing.
Kids’ Day in Bienville
Bring the kids to Bienville Square from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. 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.
Summer Outdoor Market
The city of Fairhope will host its final Thursday evening Summer Outdoor Farmer’s Market from 3 to 6 p.m. The market will be set up behind the Fairhope Public Library on Bancroft Street downtown and feature local farmers, bakers, fresh Baldwin County produce, fresh-cut flowers, local honey, plants, baked goods and more. The Fairhope Public Library will hold story times and children’s activities at 4 p.m. For general information or for information about becoming a vendor, call 251-929-1466.
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 the Museum
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.
First Aid Class
The Daphne Public Library is offering a certified first aid class free of charge. Participants will learn what supplies they should have at home and receive instructions for administering first aid in a variety of emergency situations. The workshop will be conducted by Lt. Adam Byrd of the Daphne Fire Department. This class is highly recommended for teens, parents, babysitters and teachers. The class will begin at 10 a.m. and will take three hours to complete. Snacks will be provided. Each participant/family will receive a first aid kit and a certification card from the Red Cross. To register, call the Daphne Library at 251-621-2818, ext. 211, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Africatown Boat Tour
Sign up now for a boat tour of Hog Bayou and the related “Bay Poppy” area in the Tensaw River Delta north of Paper Mill Road. The tour will depart from the Mobile Convention Center at 2 p.m. The tour is free but limited spots are available so sign up now by contacting Daryl at email@example.com or 404-396-7112.
Downtown is the place to be! Join downtown art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods and hear the sounds of the LoDa ArtWalk. The ArtWalk gets better and better each month. From 6 to 9 p.m. in the lower Dauphin Street district.
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 Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. 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.
Imax Extravaganza Film Festival
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center (65 Government St.) will present “An IMAX Extravaganza” film festival featuring six popular IMAX films and a panel discussion with several Mobile area filmmakers and films that include Mobile as a setting. The film festival is part of a summer-long film series featuring the J.L. Bedsole IMAX domed theatre and is set for Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12. The festival is made possible by a grant from the Alabama Tourism Department. For more information read this’ week’s Film section in Lagniappe or visit exploreum.com.
Babypalooza is a FREE baby and maternity experience for new, expectant and hopeful parents. It’s a day full of fun and information with exhibitors highlighting everything from health and fitness to nursery design, infant and maternity fashion, “mommy and me” classes and more. Babypalooza starts at 9:30 a.m. at Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water St. Visit www.BabyPaloozaTour.com for more information.
Market on the Square
Market on the Square is back this Saturday at Cathedral Square. 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. Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. until noon through July 25. For more information, call 251-208-1550.
Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show
Witness exhilarating stunts and heart-stopping maneuvers at the Pensacola Beach Air Show. The Navy’s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, along with civilian and other military aircraft will perform aerial acrobatics over the Gulf of Mexico during a day of high-flying fun. Air show fans will have ample opportunities to see the world-famous Blues in action on Pensacola Beach. For more information visit www.blueangels.navy.mil/show/.
Saenger Movie Series
Mobile’s Saenger Theatre is showcasing classic hit films and movie musicals the way movies were meant to be seen — on the big screen! The series begins Sunday, July 12 at 3 p.m. with “Casablanca” and continues through Aug. 6. A schedule is posted on the Saenger website. Films begin at 3 p.m. with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are general admission, $6 per adult and $3 per child aged 12 and under and seniors aged 60+. Tickets can be purchased beforehand at either the Saenger Theatre Box Office at 6 S. Joachim Street or the Mobile Civic Center Box Office at 401 Civic Center Drive. Tickets can 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 “More Than Honey.” For more information call 251-625-0814.
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.
Billy Wayne Davis is coming back to Mobile! He’ll be upstairs at the Blind Mule along with Erin Dewy Lennox and locals, Clay Bates, Steven Street, and Alfred Ward. The GovNa is hosting. Billy Wayne will be hosting Morgan Spurlock’s CMT documentary series “Freedom! The Movie.” 57 N Claiborne St, Mobile. Tickets at $10 open to ages 18 and above. Show starts at 8 p.m.
Read It and Eat It
Susan Crandall is a critically acclaimed author of women’s fiction, romance and suspense. She has written several award-winning novels including her first book, “Back Roads,” which won the RITA award for best first book, as well as “Whistling Past the Graveyard,” which won the SIBA 2014 Book Award for Fiction. Crandall will be signing and discussing her book at noon at Page & Palette, 32 S. Section St. For more information or lunch reservation, call 251-928-5295.
Free Barre3 Class
Barre3 Mobile is offering FREE community classes in honor of its first birthday! Join the celebration at noon at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center (301 Conti St.). Don’t forget your water bottle and yoga mat!
John S. Sledge will be signing his new book, “The Mobile River,” at the History Museum of Mobile (111 S. Royal St.). The event will begin at 5 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and music from Kracker Dan. Pre-order your book today by calling 251-208-7652.
Protecting Pollinators in your Garden
Join us for a discussion with horticultural consultant Harvey Cotten and learn how your garden can attract and protect bees, butterflies and other essential pollinators. Cotten will sign his books after the program. This event is part of Bellingrath’s Wonderful Wednesdays series in July. 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.
Little Discoveries at The Exploreum
Little Discoveries is a weekly series in The Exploreum’s Wharf of Wonder for children ages 6 and under. 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 Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government St. For more information, call Josh Holland at 251-208-6893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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