May 15

Read It & Eat It
New York Times Best-Selling Author, Beth Hoffman, will be in at a “Read It and Eat It” luncheon hosted by Page and Palette at Wintzell’s Oyster House in Fairhope on Mobile St. Ms. Hoffman’s latest book, “Looking For Me,” is a story of family, loss, and finding oneself, all set in the South, namely Kentucky and Charleston. While in Fairhope during this book promotional tour, Ms. Hoffman will be making a personal donation of $10 for every book sold to The Haven, a local no-kill nonprofit animal shelter.

Friends Of The Spring Hill College Library’s Annual Dinner
A celebration of the 75th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind” with a silent auction of collectible books, open bar and dinner. Benefits the Spring Hill College Library starting 6:30 p.m. with cocktails; following at 7:30 p.m. with dinner. Tickets are $50. For reservations call 251-460-9230.

The Importance Of The Robert And Jean Steele Promised Gift
Lecture by Dr. Robert Bantens in conjunction with the exhibition Celebrating African American Art will begin at 2 p.m. at the Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Dr.) Admission is free. For more information contact: 251-208-5200 or visit www.mobilemuseumofart.com.


May 16

Troll Trouble
Story Time Shows presents its first show, “Troll Trouble,” a story loosely based off of the original “Three Billy Goats Gruff” tale that teaches kids how to deal effectively with bullies. There will be a free preview performance May 16th at 6:30 p.m. with limited seating. Tickets for performances on May 17th and 24th will be $4 for children ages 4-12 and seniors, $6 for adults. Tickets are available at the door. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. Come out and help kids give bullying the boot!

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.

Mobile Mystery Dinners
Murder on the Carnivore Cruise! Good evening ladies and gentlemen! We want you to enjoy the maiden voyage of the Carnivore Line’s newest ship, the Titanium. Join Mobile Mystery Dinner at Mobile Carnival Museum at 7 p.m. to find out what happens and enjoy great food and wine. Reservations are required- Call 251-479-3212 to make your reservation today.


May 17

Go Hog Wild
United Cerebral Palsy’s Hog Wild Backyard BBQ will take place in downtown Mobile at the cross section of Church St. and Royal St. Tickets are $12 and $5 for children, all proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile. There will be BBQ samples, arts and crafts, kid’s play area, great live music and access into Museum of Mobile and Fort Conde. The fun starts at 10 a.m.

Delta Rendezvous
The Delta Rendezvous will be held at Live Oak Landing and proceeds will benefit Alabama Hunger Relief, a program that provides assistance to area food banks. The all-day (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) family fun event includes free seminars, four fishing tournaments starting at 6 a.m., archery tournaments, craft vendors, live demonstrations, outdoor celebrities, food and entertainment — plus a kid’s fishing and activity area. Admission price to the event is one can of food per person. To donate, volunteer, become a vendor or sponsor at The Delta Rendezvous, call 251-423-1857 or email info@alabamahungerrelief.com.

Rising Above Autism Fundraiser
Join Genesis Career College in Daphne from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. for hamburgers, hotdogs, raffle prizes and more for their Rising Above Autism Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit Anthony Galloway and his trip to America’s Treatment Center for intensive autism therapy. Genesis Career College is located at 7241 Dolphin Street, Daphne. Call 251-445-8900 for more information.

Wiggle Waggle 5K Rescue Run and Wiggle Waggle Walk
Wiggle Waggle Walk is back with lots of fun for you and your dog. Come and run the 5K or bring your dog for the 1-mile walk! The fun begins at 8 a.m. Don’t have a dog? We’re also having our popular Rent-a-Rescue. For a $10 minimum donation you can rent one of our ARF dogs for the 1-mile walk. Dogs aren’t allowed on the 5K run so either bring a friend to watch Rex while you run OR Rent-a-Rescue to join you on the 1K portion of the event! For more information visit http://www.animalrescuemobile.org/

Chickasaw Kiwanis Freedom Run 5K 
The annual Freedom 5K and 1-mile fun run will be held at 8 a.m. at the Chickasaw Civic Center. It is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Chickasaw and benefits USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital. Runners can register at McCoy Outdoor and Run-N-Tri in Mobile and Running Wild in Fairhope until noon May 15 or online at http://chickasawfreedomrun.eventbrite.com until midnight May 16. Race-day registration will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the Civic Center. Great post race party with red beans and rice from D.C.’s Restaurant and pizza from Godfather’s.

Men of Ebenezer Food Distribution
The men of Ebenezer will host a County wide food distribution scheduled for Saturday from 8:00am-11:00am at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 5051 Ebenezer Drive. The food will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis to the first 240 individuals. Individuals receiving food will need a picture ID. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Deacon Woodrow Gibbs at 251-377-3098.

Farm to Table Dinner
Seasons in the Sun, Hydroponic Farm, is hosting a farm to table Dinner on the farm. Register in advance, dinner is $115 a person or $200 per couple. Dinner is severed from fruits and vegetables they grow and meat that they raise. Seasons In the Sun is located at 13006 Jenkins Pit Rd Spanish Fort, AL. For additional information, visit www.seasonsinthesun.biz.

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.


May 18

Cinderella
Playhouse-in-the-Park (4851 Museum Dr., Mobile, 36608), 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 16-17, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 18, at 2:30 pm. Call 251-602-0630 for reservations.


May 19

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.

Figure Drawing
A…”non-instructional class that is open to artists, teachers, and students to brush up on their drawing skills. We draw from a live model and provide lighting and easels. All levels welcome.” Moderated by April Hopkins. The class starts at 6 p.m. at Portal Studio (560 Dauphin St). Class fee is $10. Call 251-605-3902 for more information.


May 20

Auditions: The Good Doctor
The Good Doctor by Neil Simon, inspired by storied of Anton Chekhov; will host auditions. The play requires men and women ages 21-80. Auditions will take place at Theatre 98, 350 Morphy Ave., Fairhope; at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Book Discussion: Meet Samantha
The Mobile Public Library, West Regional Branch, (5555 Grelot Rd., Mobile, Al 36609), will host a book discussion. The American Girl Book Club will be discussing “Meet Samantha.” The discussion is for ages 7 – 12 and will start at 4 p.m. Snacks, crafts and activities will be provided.


May 21

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.