July 24

Art Treasures
The Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak Ave. Fairhope, will host an art auction and sale. Art donations are made by local artists to help raise funds for the Art Center. The auction begins at 6 p.m. There will be refreshments and live music. This event is free. For more information call 251-928-2229.

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 will be showing “Life In A Day.” The series is free to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Brennan Gibson at 251-208-5658 or visit centerforthelivingarts.com.

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 Drive, offers free admission to all visitors. Join 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 Road and Parkway Street West from 2-6 p.m. every Thursday.


July 25

Hooptie Do Concert
Springhill Medical Center will host the Hooptie Do concert, car show and social to benefit the American Heart Association. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m., at the Springhill Medical Center Rose Garden and adjacent parking lot. Music by Grits N Pieces and the event will feature a seafood feast including shrimp and grits, jambalaya, and other treats. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple and available by calling 251-460-5264 or 251-460-5263 or online at www.hd4hd.org and picking up at will call.

Opening: Annie
“Annie!” is the captivating musical show for all ages based on the famous comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” Audiences will delight in the adventurous life of the spunky young orphan girl whose life goes from rags to riches with her dog Sandy and her wealthy benefactor “Daddy” Warbucks. The play will run through August 17. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and can be purchased by calling 251-602-0630. Playhouse in the Park is located at 4851 Museum Drive.

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.


July 26

Motorcycle Awareness Bike Rally
A motorcycle awareness bike rally and benefit supporting Navy veteran Aaron Carson and his family. The ride will start from Motorsport Freaks on U.S. Highway 59 in Robertsdale at noon and will end at VFW Post, 5658 U.S. Highway 98 in Elberta. The benefit will include live music, door prizes, silent auction and more. For more information contact Kimberly at 251-610-3184.

Film: Growing Cities
Victory Teaching Farm is pleased to present the documentary, “Growing Cities,” a film about how urban farmers, activists and everyday city dwellers are challenging the way we feed ourselves. This is a special one-time showing benefiting Victory Teaching Farm on Saturday, at 2 p.m. at the Crescent Theater, 208 Dauphin St. and seats are limited. Get your tickets now by visiting www.crescenttheater.com/2014/growing-cities.

Mobile Mystery Dinner
Murder! What A Drag! Join the Mobile Mystery Dinners for their next performance at Mobile Carnival Museum, 355 Government St. Advance reservations are required, to make reservations call 251-865-7398. Tickets are $59 and include dinner and unlimited wine.

South Coast Mensa
Al and Bunny Warsh will speak to South Coast Mensa about their 34 years of marriage resulting from Bunny’s “husband wanted” ad in the Mensa Bulletin in March, 1980. The public is invited. 7 p.m., Saturday, July 26 at Creekwood Church of Christ, 1901 Schillinger Road S. Mobile, in the fellowship hall. For more information, contact Dan Hanson, 251-767-0106.

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 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.


July 27

Antique Show: Fairhope
You are invited to the semi-annual Fairhope Alabama Antiques Show and Sale at 161 N. Section St. in Fairhope. Intimate downtown Fairhope venue of 33 quality dealers from throughout the southeast United States. Fine china, porcelain, estate silver, jewelry, oriental rugs, lighting and decorative accessories.

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.


July 28

Cheers to Children
Café 615 will host a benefit for the Child Advocacy Center at 6 p.m. at 615 Dauphin St. The event will feature samplings of Café 615 signature dishes and wines, along with a select live and silent auction. Music will be provided by the Bonus Brothers. Tickets cost $35 each and are available at Café 615 and at the Child Advocacy Center. Call 251-432-1101 for more information.


July 29

Science & Art Adventure at Weeks Bay
The Eastern Shore Art Center and Nancy Rina are hosting a science and art adventure at Weeks Bay. Learn from nature through fishing, boat rides and more. Then turn what you’ve learned into fun art. For ages 8-12, with a $70 class fee. To register for classes/workshops, visit www.esartcenter.com or call 251-928-2229 ext 107.

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

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


July 30

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

Tutus & Gators
Mobile Ballet is having a fun and fabulous fundraising event, “Tutus & Gators” at 6 p.m. at Lap’s, 1595 Battleship Parkway, with live music from The Modern Eldorados. Tickets are $50 for adults, $5 for children and include snacks, beer, soft drinks, live music and children’s activities. Advance purchase required. Purchase online at www.mobileballet.org or through the Mobile Ballet office by phone 251-342-2241.