8th annual Duel on Dauphin
Join us Saturday, June 3, 2-6 p.m. for the 8th annual Duel on Dauphin benefiting Feeding the Gulf Coast! Sample delicious crawfish at Hayley’s, Loda Bier Garten, Brickyard, & Alchemy. There will be celebrity judging at 4 p.m. so make sure you put a bug (pun intended) in their ear for your favorite! Plus, purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win spectacular prizes from Abita Brewing, Dragonfly Food Bar, Ruth’s Chris, The Blind Mule and more! $10 or 10 non-perishable food items gets you in all four locations. Prize drawing ticket info: One for $2, six for $10, 20 for $20.
Glow in the Park
The city of Fairhope returns with “Glow in the Park Summer Movie Series,” three free family movies at Fairhopers Community Park on the first Thursdays in June, July and August. The Thursday, June 1, film is “Moana.” Call 251-929-1466.
Fairhope farmer’s market
The city of Fairhope hosts an outdoor farmer’s market Thursdays, 3-6 p.m., through Nov. 2, behind the Fairhope Public Library downtown on Bancroft Street. Call 251-929-1466.
Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo
Flora-Bama Family Fun Fishing Rodeo is June 2-4. Boat not required for this “everyman’s” tournament. Portion of proceeds go to “Operation ReConnect.” Visit florabamafishingrodeo.com.
Free family movie night
Join Dauphin Island on the West End Beach for a free movie at dusk on Thursday and Friday. Thursday: “Sing”; Friday: “Ice Age.”
Market in the Square
Mobile’s downtown farmer’s market is now held in Cathedral Square on Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. until noon. Come enjoy, music, food, beverages and more.
“Explore Mobile” is Sunday, June 4, 2-7 p.m. in downtown Mobile on the corner of South Royal and Church streets. Enjoy music, food, activities and free admission to the city’s tourist attractions. Part of the Alabama Bicentinnial celebration. Call 251-301-0273.
National Cancer Survivors Day
Mitchell Cancer Institute is proud to host National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m. at Mobile Convention Center. The event includes recognition activities, resources for cancer survivors and their families, and refreshments.
Teen reading program
Area teens are invited to participate in “Build a Better World!” teen summer reading program, June 5-30. The official kickoff will be Monday, June 5, 10 a.m. at the Daphne Civic Center. Call 251-621-2818, ext. 203.
With a goal of training residents of the Alabama Gulf Coast in life-saving Hands-Only CPR, the American Heart Association and its partners are hosting a CPR Week training session in Bienville Square on Monday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit heart.org.
Happy Hour Hard Hat Tour
Tour five exciting projects underway in downtown Mobile on Tuesday, June 6. Trolleys depart from Serda Brewing Co. at 600 Government St. at 3 p.m. You’ll return to Serda’s for a reception featuring some of the craft beer that will soon be available to the public. Call 251-434-8498.
Summer garden walk
Wednesday, June 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m., summer garden walk at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Join our Horticultural Staff on a guided tour of the Gardens to see our summer plantings and new arrangements. Visit bellingrath.org, call 251-459-8864 or email [email protected].
West Mobile Farmer’s Market
This farmer’s market, sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church, is held every Tuesday, 3-6 p.m., on the west side of church property, 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile. Call 251-342-0462.
June 7, at 9 a.m. at the University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum, we present, “You Wouldn’t Want to be a Mammoth Hunter: Dangerous Beasts You’d Rather Not Encounter!” Call 251-460-6106.
Providence Farmer’s Market
Shop the farmer’s market every Wednesday through July 12, 2-5 p.m., in Lot F at Providence Hospital. Call 251-631-3501.
Dauphin Island Boardwalk Talks
Boardwalk Talks are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 11:15 a.m. at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd. Call 251-861-2141.
Midtown Optimist Club
Join Midtown Optimist Club every Wednesday at noon for lunch at Azalea City Golf Course. Call 251-348-3542.
Do you want to deliver a speech like a pro or gain leadership skills to advance your career? Toastmasters International meets regularly at six locations in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Visit www.toastmasters.org for more information.
Benefit for MPD captain
Join the Crepe Crusader food truck for a benefit for MPD Capt. Chris Dorsey on Monday, June 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mobile Police headquarters, 2460 Government Blvd. Visit crepecrusadermobile.com.
“Bids, Brews & Beats”
The third annual Bids, Brews & Beats Concert and Silent Auction benefiting Secret Meals will take place Saturday, June 3, at the Flora-Bama from 1-5 p.m. Visit secretmeals.org/fundraisers.
Mobile Museum of Art hosts Night Market on Thursday, June 1, 5-9 p.m. featuring wares by artists and artisans. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food, drink and live music. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive.
First Friday Art Walk
The Eastern Shore Art Center returns with new art and music the first Friday of every month. Friday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at the Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak St., Fairhope. For more information, contact Adrienne at 251-928-2228, ext. 103.
“Windows to the Sea”
“Windows to the Sea” is a new permanent exhibit at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. Visit disl.org.
“Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure”
A new, highly interactive exhibit at GulfQuest features more than 500 authentic artifacts recovered from deep-ocean shipwrecks. Visit www.gulfquest.org.
“Christenberry: In Alabama”
On the occasion of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration, this exhibit honors artist William Christenberry’s exploration of themes related to his native state. Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. Extended through July 9. Call 251-208-5200.
“Faces of Africa”
The History Museum of Mobile exhibit “Faces of Africa: A Mystical View of Tribal Heritage” runs through Monday, July 31. Call 251-208-7420.
“Drugs: Costs and Consequences”
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration team up to present a powerful interactive exhibit of the effects of drugs on individuals and society. Through August. Visit exploreum.com.
Learn more about the 1894 founding of Fairhope at the Fairhope Museum of History, 24 N. Section St. The museum is open daily (except Sunday and Monday) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 251-929-1471.
“Outside the Box,” aimed at children age 6 and under, explores how innovation and creativity can lead to a world of possibilities, starting with a simple cardboard box. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Call 251-208-6893 or email [email protected].
Thursdays at MMoA
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Mobile Museum of Art offers free admission to all visitors. No reservations are necessary. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive. Call 251-208-5200.
Publix Grandman Triathlon
Saturday, June 3, at 7 a.m. racers will begin the triathlon by jumping off Fairhope Pier preceding the bike and run portions of the triathlon that will bring them back to Mobile Bay. Call 251-433-4229.
The Mobile BayBears are back in action at Mobile’s Hank Aaron Stadium. The team returns from Biloxi to host Pensacola for a five-game home stand June 4-8. Call 251-479-BEAR.
Every Thursday evening at 6 p.m., join Red Beard’s Outfitter and Cortlandt’s Pub in the Spring Hill Village Shopping Center for a 1K or 5K run and walk. No cost to participate.
The Mobile Bridge Center offers free bridge lessons each Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 1510 University Blvd. Arrive a few minutes early to register. Call the Bridge Center at 251-666-2147, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fitness and athletics classes
New fitness classes are in progress at Palmer Pillans Middle School. To register or for more information on classes offered, call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.
Dance and art classes
New dance and art classes are in progress at Palmer Pillans Middle School. To register or for more information on classes offered, call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.
Azalea Ballroom Dance Club hosts dances the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. at Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. Call 251-623-9183 or visit azaleaballroomdanceclub.com.
The Moonlight Chassé Ballroom Dance Society hosts dances the first and third Monday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. at Hot Wheels Skating Rink in Daphne. Email [email protected].
Get to really know the ACT and learn tips, tricks and valuable test-taking skills. Classes meet the four Saturdays leading up to the June 10 ACT exam. Classes are held at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Visit communityactivitiesprogram.com.
Baldwin County Commission: First and third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., 322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette. Work sessions are the second and fourth Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. rotating between Bay Minette, the Foley Satellite Courthouse, the Fairhope Satellite Courthouse and the Baldwin County Central Annex Building in Robertsdale. www.baldwincountyal.gov
Baldwin County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale, www.baldwincountyal.gov.
Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave., www.cityofbayoulabatre.com.
Chickasaw City Council: Second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m., 224 N. Craft Highway, 251-452-6450.
Citronelle City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m., 19135 Main St., 251-866-7973.
Creola City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 6 p.m., 190 Dead Lake Road, #A, 251-675-8142.
Daphne City Council: First and third Monday at 6:30 p.m., 1705 Main St. Work sessions are the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., www.daphneal.com.
Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd., www.townofdauphinisland.org.
Elberta Town Council: Third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the town hall. Workshop meeting on the second Tuesday. townofelberta.com.
Fairhope City Council: Second and fourth Monday at 6 p.m., 161 N. Section St. Work sessions are held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m., www.cofairhope.com.
Fairhope Planning Commission: First Monday at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. For more information visit www.cofairhope.com.
Foley City Council: First and third Monday at 5:30 p.m., 407 E. Laurel Ave. Work sessions begin at 4 p.m., www.cityoffoley.org.
Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St., www.gulfshoresal.gov.
Mobile City Council: Tuesdays at Government Plaza, 205 Government St. Pre-council meeting begins at 9 a.m.; council meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., www.cityofmobile.org.
Mobile Planning Commission: First and third Thursdays at 2 p.m., 205 Government St., www.urban.cityofmobile.org.
Orange Beach City Council: First and third Tuesdays at 5 p.m., 4099 Orange Beach Blvd., www.cityoforangebeach.com.
Prichard City Council: Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 216 E. Prichard Ave., www.thecityofprichard.org.