June 26

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears take on the Jacksonville Suns at Hank Aaron Stadium (755 Bolling Brothers Blvd). Opening pitch will be thrown at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

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 Dr.) offers free admission to all visitors. Join the 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 and Parkway Street West from 2-6 p.m. every Thursday.


June 27

James “Fats” Robinson Banquet
James “Fats” Robinson was an unsung community baseball champion who touched the lives of hundreds of players through his involvement in owning and managing a “negro” baseball team from the 1940s until the 1970s. Some of the players he influenced include Hall Of Famers Hank Aaron, Willie McCovery and Billy Williams. This event will focus on Robinson’s legacy, but will also place considerable emphasis elevating the youth interest in the sport of baseball. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Ashbury Hotel and Suites, 600 West I-65 Service Road S. For ticket information call James at 205-991-0196 or email jamesmhope@bellsouth.net.

PRE-GLO Summer Film Series
A free outdoor film series will take place in the CLA Park, 261 Dauphin St. The PRE-GLO Summer Film Series begins with “Koyaanisqatsi,” a 1982 film by Godfrey Reggio that raises questions about nature and globalization using only music and images depicting natural and manmade landscapes. The series free to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Brennan Gibson at 251-208-5658 or email cla.gibson@cityofmobile.org or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com.

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.


June 28

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears take on the Jacksonville Suns at Hank Aaron Stadium (755 Bolling Brothers Blvd). Opening pitch will be thrown at 1:05 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.milb.com/tickets .

Mobile Mystery Dinners
Diners are invited to attend a chaotic wedding reception at The Carnival Museum at 355 Government St., where no one seems to know where they are supposed to be. In all the confusion, someone ends up dead! Join Mobile Mystery Dinners to discover who the killer is. Reservations are required and the $59 cost includes dinner, unlimited wine, admission to the museum and the mystery. To register call 251-865-7398 or visit www.mobilemysterydinners.com/?q=node/28.

Kittens and Canvases
For National Adopt a Kitten/Cat Month, Paint the Town will be hosting a fundraiser for Project Purr of Mobile. We’ll be creating all sorts of crafts for cat lovers and offering pet portraits. There will also be a kitten meet and greet to check out some of the adoptable kittens from the Project Purr. 412 Dauphin St., Suite AA from 11 a.m. until 3p.m. Call Susanna Beique at 228-238-2183 or email smbeique@gmail.com for more information.

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 so 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.


June 29

A Summer Sunday Sundae Concert
Gloria Dei Chorale will present “A Summer Sunday Sundae Concert” at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1707 Government St. to sing some of its favorites from past concerts and to provide an ice cream social in the Great Hall afterward. All donations at the door will go toward funding the Chorale’s 2014-15 season. For more information call Marian Boykin at 251-533-9810 or visit www.gloriadeichorale.org.

Benefit for Scott Palmer
Bentz Pizza, 28567 County Rd. 13 in Daphne will host a fundraiser for Scott Palmer. Scott lived on Fish River and lost his home during the April 29th flood. Mary Beth Bentz and Bentz Pizza are pairing up to raise money to benefit Scott. There will be crawfish, hamburgers and hot dogs, live music and silent auction items. For more information call Bentz Pizza at 625-6992.

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.


June 30

Free Children’s Lunch
The Springhill Avenue Community Center’s Summer Lunch Program is open, offering a free, nutritious lunch for children in need. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1151 Springhill Ave. Call 251-438-7415 for more information.


July 1

Line Dancing
The Springhill Avenue Community Center hosts line dancing every week throughout the summer. Classes are Mondays from 4:30-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Classes are free and open to all ages at the facility at 1151 Springhill Ave.


July 2

Tour Space 301
Tours of the Main Gallery and Fabrication Hall will be held Wednesday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Centre for the Living Arts/Space 301, 301 Conti St. Tours are included with the price of admission. Call 215-208-5671 or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com for more information.


Ongoing

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

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 Condé. You can hear some of Mobile’s dark, macabre, strange and unusual stories from the past and not so distant past. Tours are booking now at www.spiritexpeditions.com, for every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Market on the Square
This time of year is great because you can get locally produced: tomatoes, potatoes, sweet corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, seafood, flowers, plants, baked breads, pastas, casseroles, pies, handcrafted goods and so much more. Live music is also available. The market is open each Saturday at 7:30 a.m. through July 26 on Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile. This year there will also be organic vegetables.

Ballroom Dance
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society is hosting dance classes. Dance lessons by professional instructors will begin at 7 p.m., followed by dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The cost is $10. There will be a cash bar and no need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome to come. The location is Fitzpen Place, 11247 Hwy. 31, Spanish Fort. For more information, contact Cassie Fishbein at Cassief13@aol.com.

First Friday Artwalk
Exhibit openings with guest artists, refreshments and live entertainment at a variety of venues; map of participating venues, including specialty shops and restaurants, available at the Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak St., from 6 – 8 p.m. in downtown Fairhope. Contact: 251-928-2228 or www.esartcenter.com for more information.

LoDa Artwalk
Join downtown Mobile for an evening of exhibitions, receptions and entertainment in a variety of downtown art galleries and other venues on the second Friday of the month from 6-9 p.m. in the LoDa Arts District (Lower Dauphin Street). Contact: (251) 208-7443 or visit www.ncsmobile.org for more information.

Tour Space 301
Tours of the Main Gallery and Fabrication Hall will be Wed. and Sat., 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Centre for the Living Arts/Space 301, 301 Conti St. Free with admission. Call 215-208-5671 or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com for more information.


Public Service Announcements

Narconon
Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk.Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. 800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com

Addiction Counseling: Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free assessments or referrals. 800-431-1754

Leukemia & Lymphoma Support Group
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Support Group. At the Mitchell Cancer Institute in Conference Room A, every 3rd Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:30pm

Survivors of Suicide
S.O.S. (Survivors of Suicide) Support Group, meets every second and fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in Wesley Hall at Fairhope United Methodist Church in Fairhope, Alabama. This is a New Adult Group for family members of loved ones lost to the tragedy of suicide. Whether it has been 1 month or 25 years, you are welcome. Contact: 251-455-6453 or jlbarber5@bellsouth.net.