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June 11

Master Plan Open House
You’re invited to attend Master Plan Open House No. 2 from 4-6 p.m. at the Gulf Shores Activity Center, 260 Clubhouse Drive in Gulf Shores. This event is a great way to share your thoughts with the Master Plan team about the future of Gulf State Park. To learn more about the Gulf State Park Project, visit, where you can take the MyPark Survey, or link directly to the survey at

Guided Beach Walk
Join the staff of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on Jeff Friend Trail at State Highway 180 in Gulf Shores at 9 a.m. for an adventure that involves collection, identification and discussion of vertebrates and invertebrates living in Little Lagoon. Characteristics of different marine habitats will also be discussed. Participants will get wet and should wear old clothes and shoes. The educational walk is free and open to the public but reservations are required. For additional information or to reserve your spot, please call 251-540-7720 or email

Menopause The Musical
Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, are in the middle of or have survived “The Change.” Now celebrating 14 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a “grassroots” movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead. Show starts at 8 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre. Visit for more information.

Campo Santo Summer Concert Series
Come enjoy live music in Cathedral Square from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, June 11 through July 16. Local and regional bands will perform. 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 out to Bienville Square 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 a Summer Outdoor Farmer’s Market from 3 until 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings through July 9. The market will be set up behind the Fairhope Public Library on Bancroft Street downtown. The market will 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. each Thursday at the market. 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, soaps is being held at Lavretta Park (Old Shell Road and Parkway St. W.) every Thursday from May 28 to July 30. The Market on the Hill runs from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, please call 251-208-1550.

Community Conversations on Race
Do we need to talk about race in Mobile? Your input is crucial. All community input will be reported to the city. The conversation will begin at 6 p.m. at Pillans Middle School, 2051 Military Road. If you have questions, please contact

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

June 12

Fiddler on the Roof
Now on stage at the Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S Carlen Street in Mobile, “Fiddler On The Roof”. This timeless story about Teyve the Dairyman and his family set in 1905 Russia features one of the most memorable scores ever written including the songs “Matchmaker”, “If I Were A Rich Man”, “Sunrise Sunset” and many others. Directed by Eric C. Browne and featuring a 38-member cast and full orchestra. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. (6/12-13, 6/19-20) and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. (6/14 and 6/21). For more Information call the JJP box office at 251-471-1534 or visit

Flora-Bama Family Fun Fishing Rodeo
Flora-Bama ushers in summer fun with its 2nd Annual Family Fishing Rodeo at its own Flora-Bama Yacht Club across the street from the world-famous honky tonk. This year is even better, with more than $200,000 in cash and prizes including a chance to win a brand-new $90,000 22-ft. Contender with 250 Yamaha motor and Ameratrail trailer! This “everyman’s” tournament allows anglers to arrive with their catch by land or by sea. Weigh-ins are Friday, June 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 13, noon to 7 p.m., between the Flora-Bama Yacht Club and Flora-Bama Ole River Bar. Any boats too large to go under Ono Island bridge can weigh in at the secondary weigh station at Zeke’s Marina in Orange Beach. A captain’s meeting will be held at Flora-Bama Yacht Club Thursday, June 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. All are welcome to join the fun for the kick-off party. Anglers/boats do not have to be present at the captain’s party to check out, unless they’re entered into the King Mackerel competitive division. For more information, contact Jennifer Surface Ivey at or visit or

Mobile SHRM Chapter Meeting
The Mobile Society for Human Resource Management will hold its June chapter meeting from 11:15 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Heron Lakes Country Club in Mobile. The featured speaker is Dr. Semoon Chang, Gulf Coast Center for Impact Studies®. Chang’s topic is “U.S. and Local Economy: An update — how this affects and impacts human resources.” This program has been preapproved for 1 hour of general recertification credit through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). The meeting fee is $15 for chapter members and $20 for guests. A buffet lunch will be served. Advance reservations are required. Register online at

Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins, enchanted umbrella in hand, descends on the East wind to the Chickasaw Civic Theatre stage for the third and final weekend of Disney’s Tony-Award-winning musical of the same name. Fall in love with Mary Poppins all over again. Show dates are June 12, 13, 14; showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Reservations may be made online at or by calling 251-457-8887. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors over age 60. 801 Iroquois St.

LoDa ArtWalk
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 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

June 13

Stop and Smell Your Flat Tire
This short class is designed for the needs of the riders in the Stop and Smell the Roses Riding Club. This day will start with the normal Stop and Smell the Roses Bike Ride, but will leave from the Delta Bike Project at 8 a.m. Upon return to the Delta Bike Project, our class will commence and will cover the following: 1. Changing a flat tire roadside; 2. Patching your tube in an emergency; 3. Basic bike set-up – Is your seat the right height?; and 4. What’s in your gear bag? Light brunch snack and refreshments will be available. Questions? Please call Jenn Greene, Director of Operations, 603-828-6607 or email at

Murphy 1965 Class Reunion
Did you graduate Murphy High School in 1965? In so, it’s time for your 50th class reunion! For complete details and reservations, visit

Tomato Tango
Come by Market in the Square for the best tomato sandwiches on the Gulf Coast. From 8 a.m. to noon, the Gulf Coast Herb Society will be selling its famous tomato sandwiches topped with avocado, basil or herb dressing.  All proceeds go the Gulf Coast Herb Garden at Mobile Botanical Gardens. Questions, call Kathy at 251-680-7979.

Market on the Square
Shop for the freshest crop 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.

June 14

Distinguished Young Women Arrival Ceremony
Join us in welcoming the Distinguished Young Women Class of 2015 as they arrive at the Mobile Regional Airport (8400 Airport Blvd.) at 5:30 p.m. for two weeks of activities in preparation for the 58th National Finals competition. For more information visit

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 “Predatory Birds.” 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.

June 15

McT Youth Football Camp
Grades 1 through 8 are invited to participate in a football youth skills camp. Under the guidance of Head Coach Caleb Ross and the entire coaching staff of McGill-Toolen, each participant will receive attention to accelerate his natural ability, all in a fun and structured camp environment. The camp starts at 8 a.m. at Lipscomb Stadium. For more information contact Kimberly at 251-610-8294.

Ballroom Dance
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society hosts 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

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, contact 251-344-2938.

June 16

Mobile BayBears bowl for Via!
This event is for members, individuals, families and company/organization teams. Enjoy a night of bowling, pizza and adult beverages, and enter the Best Dressed Team contest for special prizes. Individual bowler fee is $30 and includes t-shirt. Team packages available for $300. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Eastern Shore Lanes. For more information call 251-470-5229.

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

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.  

June 17

Wonderful Wednesdays: Summer Garden Walk
Join Bellingrath Horticulture Managers for a guided tour of the gardens to see the combinations of plants used in this year’s summer displays and new additions to the gardens. The program is the first in our Wonderful Wednesdays series in June and July. Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Admission: $12.50 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-12; free to Bellingrath members and to ages 4 and younger. Visit to see the full schedule and register for your favorites. Bellingrath Gardens is located at 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road.

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. Crockmier’s, 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.

Brown Bag in Bienville
Come listen to the soothing sounds of live jazz as you lunch in Bienville Square around the historic Ketchum Fountain. Catt Sirten sets up live musicians and the city sets up tables for your enjoyment each Wednesday during the spring, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To make your Brown Baggin’ easier, stop in at your favorite Bienville Square eatery and ask for the Brown Bag special. Questions? Call 251-973-2217.

Little Discoveries at the Exploreum
Little Discoveries is a weekly series in the Exploreum’s Wharf of Wonder for children 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 to 11 a.m. and Thursdays 2 to 3 p.m. at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government St. For more information, call Josh Holland at 251-208-6893 or email