July 31

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.

Aug 1

August Artwork
Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak St., Fairhope, August Art Walk opens the month with an artwalk starting at 6 p.m. August exhibitions feature artists from Orange Beach all the way to the Big Easy. There is something for everyone. For more information call 251-928-2228

Aug 2

Alex’s Lemonade Stand
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Drop by 3355 Raleigh Way in Mobile to help raise funds for childhood cancer in honor of Hanna Wilson. The Lemonade Stand will open at 8 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m. selling lemonade, baked goods, handmade items and other goodies. Visit Hanna’s page for more information www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1116574.

Building Fund Benefit
The Mobile Country Music Association presents live country and gospel music starting at 10:30 a.m. at the MCMA Concert Hall, 310 S. Craft Highway, Chickasaw. Covered lunches will be available for a $5 donation. Join the MCMA for a fun filled day of food, fellowship and music. For more information contact Marshall at 251-457-0762.

Microchip Clinic
The Haven will hold a microchip clinic at Pet Supermarket in Daphne from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This life-saving procedure, which will cost $20, will be administered by Dr. Ron Shindler and his staff from Eastern Shore Animal Hospital. In addition, The Haven will be showcasing many wonderful cuddly dogs and cats that will be transported by the Haven’s Mobile Adoption Rescue Unit. For more information call 251-929-3980.

Mobile Mystery Dinner
Murder! What A Drag! Join the Mobile Mystery Dinners for their next performance at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin St. at 7 p.m. Advance reservations are required, to make reservations call 251-865-7398. Tickets are $59 and include dinner and unlimited wine.

Aug 3

Battle of Mobile Bay
The Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board and Fort Gaines are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay Saturday, Aug. 2 and Sunday, Aug. 3. Fort Gaines will host a two-day event highlighting the fort’s integral role in the Battle of Mobile Bay. The action-packed weekend will also showcase a Naval Battle, stories of famous Civil War Photographer Matthew Brady, and historical reenactments. The fun starts Saturday at 1 p.m.

Rock Your Soul Dance-Off
This summer some of the best Christian dancers and dance groups along the Gulf Coast gather to perform at the Rock Your Soul Dance-Off, an event that gives a platform for praising God through various styles of dance. Hosted by Restoration Place Church, the Rock Your Soul Dance-Off is set for 5:30 p.m. The event is held at the Hot Wheels Skate Center, 616 Whispering Pines Road in Daphne. For full event access, attendees pay $5 at the door. For more information, call 251-232-4478 or visit restorationplacechurch.org.

Aug 4

West Mobile Baptist Church
Join West Mobile Baptist Church for Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames, a drama with a powerful message Aug. 3-5 at West Mobile Baptist Church, 6:30 p.m. each evening. Childcare and children’s program provided. No tickets required. Large groups please call ahead 639-9952. Located at 7501 Airport Blvd. across from Academy Sports in West Mobile.

Auditions: Cinderella
South Baldwin Community Theater announces local auditions for their production of Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella: Enchanted Edition.” Auditions for the show will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 4-5, at 6:30 p.m. Callbacks are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Exact callback times will be announced to auditioners.

Aug 5

Crime Prevention 5K Run/Walk
The Crime Prevention 5K Run/Walk will be held at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Mobile. The course is certified and the event benefits the Mobile Police Department. Race day registration until 6 p.m. in Bienville Square. Nice post race party with food and beverages, and five-year age group awards. Door prizes include two round-trip airline tickets but you must be present to win. Contact Info: 251-401-8039 or www.productionsbylittleredhen.com.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a nonprofit, weekly weight loss support group. Learn how to lose weight successfully with no immediate obligation to join. Tuesday mornings, 9:30 a.m. Christ United Methodist Church, The Christ Center, Room C-201, 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile. For more information call 251-753-0755 or 251-447-2179 or visit www.tops.org.

Aug 6

MARC-Art is a unique art show and silent auction featuring artwork by Mobile ARC artists as well as collaborative pieces with artists from the community. All proceeds from the event will benefit Mobile ARC’s arts education classes and programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Tickets are $20 and available by contacting Suzanne Dennis at Mobile ARC, 251-479-7409, ext 623.

Founder’s Day – Bellingrath Gardens
Celebrate Mr. Bellingrath’s Birthday with us. Free gardens admission for residents of Mobile and Baldwin counties. Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore. Please visit www.bellingrath.org for more information.

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.