May 1

Dine at Zea to support Teal Life Foundation
May 1 is a day to celebrate the life of Crystal Elliot. This date provides us an opportunity to recognize her life and effort one year after she succomed to Ovarian Cancer. Join us for this celebration at Zea Rotisserie & Grill on Airport Blvd. between 10:00 am and 9:00 pm for a meal, drinks, appetizers, or dessert. The Teal Life Foundation will receive a portion of every guest check when you tell them you are there for our foundation. Thank you for your help and support as we continue to fulfill Crystal’s mission to help others in their fight with ovarian cancer.

Annual Business Expo and Job Fair
The annual Business Expo and Jobs Fair is presented by the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission (SARPC) Employment and Economic Development Services Department. The job fair will start at 9 a.m. at the Mobile Civic Center. For more information, call 251-652-0585 or 251-433-6541, or visit www.sarpc.org.

The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Sunny Side Theater & The Studio present The Little Mermaid, Jr., featuring more than 100 cast members at St. Luke’s Upper School. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show ($5 children, $8 students, $10 adults). For more information, call 251-510-1808.

Crimson Caravan
2014 Crimson Caravan will be making a stop at the Mobile Convention Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 and dinner will be provided. For more information, contact the Alabama Ticket Office by email at ticketoffice@ia.ua.edu or by phone at 205-348-BAMA.


May 2

Cinderella
Playhouse-in-the-Park will present an enchanting musical fantasy based on the traditional fairy tale favorite. A cast of youth singers, dancers, and actors, along with exquisite scenery, costumes, and special effects, should make this an exciting event. Join Cinderella as she finds her way into the heart of Prince Charming and learns about life and true love along the way. Public performances are Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 4, at 2:30 pm. Call 251-602-0630 for reservations.

Art Gallery Space 401
Art Gallery Space 401 on Dauphin Street will host its first concert featuring the talents of Shifting Tracks, The Swivelletes and Taylor Knighton. The performance is for all ages with a suggested $5 donation. Doors will open at 7 and is strictly BYOB.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will take place May 2-3. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. at The Henry George Bluff, which is located above the Fairhope Pier. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions will be available. Tickets are $20 for adults, with $10 tickets available for children and students. To order tickets, visit www.easternshorerep.com, or call 251-751-2935. A limited number of walk-up tickets are also available.

Mothers Day “Make It and Take It” Gift Making
The Daphne Public Library Children Program is pleased to invite you and your child to the library for a very special Mother’s Day Gift “Make and Take” session. The event is scheduled in the Library Community Room on Friday, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. This “come and go” gift session is free for all ages. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Daphne Public Library.

Spirit Expeditions
The Haunted History Tour in Downtown Mobile is a two-hour walk on Church and Government Street, 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 are booking now at www.spiritexpeditions.com, for every Friday and Saturday.


May 3

St. Mary’s Casino Night
This annual fund-raising event features live and silent auctions, games with local celebrity hosts, door prizes and great food and entertainment. General admission is $25 per adult in advance, and $30 at the door. Special Dinner tickets are $100 and admit two adults with an opportunity to take home $10,000. All proceeds benefit St. Mary Catholic School. For more information or advance tickets to the event, contact the St. Mary Catholic School office at 251-433-9904 or the Development Office at 251-432-8678, extension 3.

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 through July 26. This year there will also be organic vegetables.

A Barton Academy Homecoming
Here is an opportunity to enjoy an afternoon with friends at Alabama’s oldest public school. Reconnect, recall old times and celebrate the exciting vision for Barton’s future. There will be tours of Barton and Yerby, presentations on the plans for Barton, homemade cakes and lemonade. Participants are asked bring Barton memorabilia to show and share. The reunion begins at 1 p.m.

Salsa Challenge
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama and Iberia Bank are hosting the inaugural Salsa Challenge, in honor of Cinco de Mayo. This event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Washington Square in the Oakleigh Garden Historic District. This will be a family-friendly event with live music, Southern salsa tasting and activities for the children. Awards will be presented for Judge’s Choice, People’s Choice and Best Decoration. Entry tickets will be $5 before the event and $7 at the gate. All proceeds will benefit Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama. For ticket information or to enter a salsa team, please call Virginia Edington at 251-222-2055.

Lions Club Tunnel Vision 5K
The annual run will start at 8 a.m. near the Mobile Public Library on Government Street, pass through the Bankhead Tunnel and finish at Tacky Jack’s on the Causeway. Runners can pre-register online (https://3rdannuallionsclubtunnelvision5k.eventbrite.com) by midnight May 1, or in person at McCoy Outdoor or Run-N-Tri in Mobile plus Running Wild in Fairhope through noon May 1. Race day registration will be until 7:30 a.m. Post race party at Tacky Jack’s. Proceeds will benefit the sight programs of the Lions Club.

Sailing to Better Health
In observance of May being Stroke Awareness month, Singing River Health System and the Town of Dauphin Island are partnering to raise awareness by offering free health screenings and education to lower Mobile County. Sailing into Better Health”, will be held at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Site on Dauphin Island from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Screen on the Green
It’s time to get out the blankets, lawn chairs and popcorn. The Village of Spring Hill celebrates its second annual Screen on the Green free outdoor film festival. It will begin at 8 p.m., weather permitting. For additional information on the event, visit www.thevillageofspringhill.com.

Dana Carvey at IP Biloxi
Dana Carvey rose to national prominence during a six-year run on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” where he became famous for such memorable characters as “Church Lady,” “Garth” and “Hans,” as well as spot-on impersonations. Carvey’s work on “SNL” garnered him six Emmy Award nominations. He will be performing at IP Casino, Studio A. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.


May 4

Blessing of the Fleet Festival
The annual festival features arts and crafts booths, children’s activities, bayou boat tours, and food (including traditional seafood and a full Vietnamese menu). Special events begin Saturday, with a run at 8 a.m., and a gumbo cook-off at 11 a.m. Sunday’s activities will begin with Mass at 10 a.m.; then a land parade at 2 p.m., followed by the boat parade and Blessing by the Most Reverend Thomas J. Rodi, Archbishop of Mobile. To view the full schedule of events, visit www.FleetBlessing.org. The Festival takes place at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church (13790 South Wintzell Ave, Bayou La Batre).

Free Comic Book Day
The 99 Issues store will be hosting a Free Comic Book Day. In celebration of the industry, they will be giving away thousands of free comic books starting May 3, with numerous artist and writers signings Sunday. Call 251-648-7583 for more information.


May 5

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, AL 37527. For more information, contact Cassie Fishbein at Cassief13@aol.com.

American Watercolor Society
The opening of 147th annual International exhibition of the American Watercolor Society is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eastern Shore Art Center (401 Oak St. Fairhope). Artists Martha Pearson, Ted Burn and Claudia Hodges will be featured. There will be music by Dr. Jazz and refreshments.


May 6

Argentine Tango Dance
All levels welcome, and a partner is not required. Lessons start at 7:30 p.m., with dancing following at 8:30 p.m. Classes are every Tuesday, except the third. Southern Edge Dance Studio is at 251 Greeno Road in Fairhope.


May 7

Brown Bag in Bienville
Spring is here and what better way to enjoy the nice weather than lunch in Bienville Square. There will be live music and tables set up to make your lunch more enjoyable each Wednesday in the spring from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You can bring your lunch or stop in at your favorite Bienville Square eateries and ask for the Brown Bag special. On the schedule this week is Rebecca Barry and Brett Mecham, performing jazz/rock fusion.

Screening of “America’s Amazon, The Mobile-Tensaw Delta
The Mobile Bay Sierra Club is pleased to host Lynn Rabren, the director, producer, and cinematographer of the award-winning documentary, “America’s Amazon, The Mobile-Tensaw Delta”. Lynn will introduce the film with question and answer discussion and commentary following the screening. “America’s Amazon” paints a visually stunning documentary portrait of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, an amazing watery world, and on of the continent’s most diverse biological treasures. Through compelling descriptions of this rich river system’s origins, history, and connections to plants, animals and man, we gain a deeper understanding of what is at stake as the population living around the Delta grows. Ultimately, the film suggests we must act now to protect this great wilderness for future generations, before it is lost forever. Starts at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Where: 5 Rivers, Tensaw Theater, Please follow the Sierra Club signs. The General Public is invited, No Admission.