May 14

Cajun Cornhole Classic
Cathedral Square will play host to a 16-team, single-elimination tournament to raise money for Springboard to Success, the nonprofit that manages the Urban Emporium, Mobile’s retail incubator. Geaux Boy food truck will be on site and will donate a portion of the evening’s sales. Prizes for top team, best team name, best costume, etc. The tournament will begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit downtownmobile.org.

ThinkTeen Presents Destination Collaboration
In 2010, 786 teen births occurred in Mobile County and in 2013 that number decreased to 667. Now the Mobile County Health Department’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, ThinkTeen, wants you to help further reduce the number of teen births by 50 percent. Join us as we celebrate our community success and discuss how collaboration through community mobilization can decrease social determinants (poverty, low educational attainment) and reduce teen pregnancy. Discussion will be led by Suzette Brann, Associate Director of Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Advocates for Youth, followed by a panel discussion. 9 until 11:30 a.m. at Junior League Headquarters, 57 N. Sage Ave.

Summer Outdoor Market
The City of Fairhope will host a Summer Outdoor Farmer’s Market from 3 until 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings starting May 14 and ending 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.

Downtown Mobile Non-Motorized Mobility Study
Concerned about traffic in Downtown Mobile? Can’t get from here to there? Want to be able to walk or bicycle more often? Join your neighbors at this public workshop to voice your concerns and share your ideas. Workshop is hosted by South Alabama Regional Planning Commission, the Downtown Mobile Alliance, the City of Mobile and the Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee. The Temple, 351 St. Francis St., 6 p.m. For more information visit mobilempo.org.

Art Jeopardy Party
Why so serious? Play with Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) at the quarterly event for those who just want a good time. The list of games — Pictionary, art-themed Jeopardy, charades, scavenger hunt, and more — rotates each quarter. The game may change every time, but the general principle is always the same: win prizes. MMofA is located at 4850 Museum Drive. For more information call 251-208-5200.

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 MMofA each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. No reservations are necessary. 4850 Museum Drive.


May 15

National Bike to Work Day
BicycleMobile.org is celebrating Naitonal Bike to Work Day. Thanks to the sponsorship of Chick-fil-A and Serda’s Coffee Company, are are giving away free breakfast to anyone riding their bikes to work downtown this Friday. Mobile will join cities across the country in participating in this fun and free event. For anyone needing assistance in planning a safe route, please contact BicycleMobile.org (info@bicyclemobile.org) for personalized route suggestions.

Hangout Music Festival
Hangout Music Festival, the annual three-day music festival held at the public beach in Gulf Shores, 101 E. Beach Blvd., is back, with headliners Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band and Beck. Tickets start at $249 for three-day admission. More than 70 bands will play on six stages. For tickets, lineup and more information, check out Lagniappe’s Hangout guide or visit www.hangoutmusicfest.com.

Ark of India
“Ark of India: An Alabama Artist Explores Southern Asia” is an exhibit about personal discovery and exploration. It is 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 September 1. Admission is free.


May 16

Azalea City Smooth Jazz Heritage
First Annual Smooth Jazz Heritage Festival featuring Eric Essix, flutist Kim Scott, David Jones and Band, Leflore High School Jazz Band and Dunbar Middle School Jazz Band. Fort Conde, 111 S. Royal St. Gates open at 11 a.m. For tickets and more information, visit azaleacitysmoothjazz.com.

Crepe Myrtle Trail Bike Ride
Come join the Second Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride! A historic opportunity to ride your bike on the east side of Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley (on the water side of the runway). There will be educational talks about the Crepe Myrtle Trail and the Mobile-Tensaw Delta Estuary and a fun group ride with beautiful views of Mobile Bay. Length: 11 miles (with stops). Speed: beginner-friendly pace (8 to 12 mph). Riders: no training wheels. Children should be experienced and able to ride the full 12 miles in potentially warm weather. Starts at Arlington Park, 1814 15th St. S. Registration at 8:30 a.m, ride starts at 9 a.m. For more information visit mobileunited.org.

Armed Forces Day Celebration
The Blue Star Salute Foundation Inc. will hold Alabama’s 11th annual Blue Star Salute Celebration on Armed Forces Day, at USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Memorial Pkwy. This is the third year Mobile will host the statewide celebration. The event will honor those who serve, have served and those who have fallen in military service. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K Memorial Run and Walk honoring Alabama’s fallen heroes. Following the race, at 9 a.m. the 151st Alabama National Guard Band will provide a patriotic concert. The Blue Star Salute Celebration will begin at 10 a.m. and feature keynote speaker Dr. Jack Hawkins, chancellor of Troy University, a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Visit bluestarsalute.org for more information.

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears take on the Birmingham Barons at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

Hangout Music Festival
Hangout Music Festival, the annual three-day music festival held at the public beach in Gulf Shores, 101 E. Beach Blvd., is back, with headliners Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band and Beck. Tickets start at $249 for three-day admission. More than 70 bands will play on six stages. For tickets, lineup and more information, check out Lagniappe’s Hangout guide or visit www.hangoutmusicfest.com.

Rabies Clinic
The Mobile County Health Department provides low-cost rabies shots for cats, dogs and ferrets during weekend clinics. This weekend’s rabies clinic is at City of Mobile Animal Shelter, 855 Owens St., from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. Cost of the rabies vaccine is $8. For more information call 251-690-8823.

Ebenezer Baptist Church Food Distribution
The men of Ebenezer will host a countywide food distribution scheduled for  9 a.m. until 2 p.m. from Ebenezer Baptist Church, 5051 Ebenezer Drive. Food will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to the first 240 individuals. A photo ID is required to receive food. Contact Jimmy Knight at 251-661-7619 or cell 251-643-8580 with any questions.

Greenleaf Writer’s Group
The Greenleaf Writer’s Group is currently welcoming new members. We meet every third Saturday of the month at the Semmes library from 10 a.m. until noon. If you are an aspiring writer, come join us. For more information call 251-490-5199.

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.


May 17

Suck It, Cancer! Crawfish Cook-off
2nd Annual Suck It, Cancer! Crawfish Cook-Off will be held at Fairhope Brewing Company, 914 Nichols Ave. There will be 1,000 pounds of crawfish and live music by the Holy Ghost Electric Show from Oxford, Mississippi. Tickets are $10 and available in advance or at the door. All proceeds go towards helping the American Cancer Society reach its goal of eliminating cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. For more information call 251-344-9858.

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears take on the Birmingham Barons at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

Hangout Music Festival
Hangout Music Festival, the annual three-day music festival held at the public beach in Gulf Shores, 101 E. Beach Blvd., is back, with headliners Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band and Beck. Tickets start at $249 for three-day admission. More than 70 bands will play on six stages. For tickets, lineup and more information, check out Lagniappe’s Hangout guide or visit www.hangoutmusicfest.com.

The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
Pippi is a playful and unpredictable 9-year-old who does not want to grow up. She is the daughter of a buccaneer captain and as such has adventurous stories to tell. The show runs from May 1 through 17 on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. at Playhouse in the Park, 4851 Museum Drive. Call 251-602-0630 for reservations.

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.


May 18

Map for Mobile: Framework For Growth 
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the City of Mobile is creating a community-wide plan deemed “Map for Mobile: Framework for Growth.” The city is hosting a multi-day design event at The Grounds May 18 through 21 that will build upon the Focus on the Future workshop held in March. Participants will draw their vision for Mobile’s future at the Hands-on Design workshop on Monday, May 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to drop in and talk with the planning team during the Open Design Studio from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20. The workshop will conclude with a work-in-progress presentation on Thursday, May 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This event will also be live-streamed on the city of Mobile’s website.

Ballroom Dance
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society hosts dance 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 Cassief13@aol.com.

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears take on the Birmingham Barons at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

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 located 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.

Hatching the Past: The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt
Hatching the Past features 100 real dinosaur eggs and 100 replica eggs at the Exploreum. The multi-media 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.


May 19

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears take on the Birmingham Barons at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

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 DrugAbuseSolution.com.

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.  


May 20

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears take on the Birmingham Barons at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

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. Crockmeier’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 out and 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, 11:30 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 251-208-1550.

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 until 11 a.m. and Thursdays 2 until 3 p.m. at 65 Government St. For more information call Josh Holland at 251-208-6893 or email jholland@exploreum.com.