May 22

FREE Skin Cancer Screenings
In observance of May being National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Infirmary Heath affiliated physicians are offering free community skin cancer screens in both Mobile and Baldwin counties throughout the month. The first screening will be in Daphne at Gulf Coast Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, 29653 Anchor Cross Blvd., from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The second screening will be in Fairhope at Haley Dermatology, 202 Rock Creek Pkwy. 4 to 6 pm. On Saturday, there will be a screening in Mobile at Cancer Surgery of Mobile, 3 Mobile Infirmary Circle, Suite 305 from 9 a.m. til noon.

Bark for Art
Bark for Art Silent Auction and Dessert Extravaganza, a silent auction of fine art, jewelry and ceramics will take place at Stewartfield on Spring Hill College campus, 4000 Dauphin St. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m., tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Mobile SPCA spay/neuter adoption programs.

An Evening In History
Join Historic Mobile Preservation Society at the Oakleigh Historic home (300 Oakleigh Pl.) for An Evening In History. Sheila Hagler will be photographing Oakleigh and you are welcome to join her. Bring your digital camera or smart phone and learn a few photography tips from the best. Refreshments served at 5:45 p.m. and the lecture begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free to all HMPS members and students, admission for others is $10. For reservations call 251-432-6161.

Old Crow Medicine Show
The Saegner (6 South Joachim St.) will host Old Crow Medicine Show with special guest Holly Williams. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.


May 23

Mobicon XVII
Mobile’s premier science fiction, fantasy, anime, gaming, comics, paranormal and media convention is here. Join Mobicon at The Renaissance River View Plaza Hotel in downtown Mobile for the three-day convention. The fun starts Friday, May 23, and lasts through Sunday, May 25. Admission is $45 at the door and benefits Teal Life Foundation.

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.


May 24

Peace at Bellingrath 5K run/Walk
The Peace at Bellingrath 5K run/walk will take place at 8 a.m. at Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road. The course is certified and the event benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Preregister online http://peaceatbellingrath2014.eventbrite.com by midnight May 23, or in person at McCoy Outdoor or Run-N-Tri in Mobile or Running Wild in Fairhope until noon May 22, and save money. A post-race party includes food and beverages.

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 25

Memorial Day Tribute
Join the Common Sense Campaign TEA Party, Vietnam Veteran Col. Pat Downing and WWII veterans Dr. Sidney Phillips and Art Slack at the Fowl River Community House, 5401 Fowl River Road in Theodore for a Memorial Day Tribute. Visit www.commonsensecampaign.org or call 251-490-4699 for more information.

Kirkin’ O’ tha Thartans”
The pipes will skirl and the worshipers will process down the aisle of Westminster Presbyterian Church, (2921 Airport Blvd.) wearing their clan plaids to receive blessings. Everyone is invited this worship service at 11 a.m. and to the Potlock Fellowship Dinner that will follow.


May 26

Figure Drawing
This non-instructional class is open to artists, teachers, and students to brush up on their drawing skills. The group draws from a live model and provides 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 27

Farm to Table Lunch
Seasons in the Sun, Hydroponic Farm, is hosting a farm to table lunch on the farm. Register in advance, adult’s lunch is $15 and a child’s plate is $7 and will start at 11 a.m. Lunch 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.


May 28

Black Leadership in Mobile During Reconstruction
Richard Bailey, Ph.D., an author and historian from Montgomery, will be discussing Black Leadership in Mobile During Reconstruction. He will also lecture on “Behind the Faces,” highlighting individuals featured in the History Museum’s new portrait gallery, Faces of Mobile. The lecture begins at 12 p.m. at the History Museum of Mobile, 111 S. Royal St.

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.