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DI Gumbo Cook Off
Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo site, Dauphin Island. Live music by Jamell Richardson. Tickets $10 advance, $12 at the gate. Children 12 and under free. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.dauphinislandchamberofcommerce.com.
Reading by Poet Diana Khoi Nguyen
Thursday, April 18, 5 p.m. at Student Center Terraces Room at University of South Alabama. Diana Khoi Nguyen’s debut collection, Ghost Of, won Omnidawn’s Open Contest in 2018 and was a finalist for the National Book Award, a rare honor for a first book. Book signing and reception to follow. For more information email email@example.com.
Taste of Mobile
Thursday, April 18, 6 – 8 p.m. at Mobile Convention Center. Food, drinks and a Carnival Cruise raffle. To purchase tickets go to https://www.arhaonline.com/tasteofmobiletickets.html. Contact Ashley Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about becoming a vendor or sponsorship.
Sehoy Thrower lecture
Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m. Marx Library University of South Alabama. The Mobile Medical Museum and the Native American Studies Program at the University of South Alabama present a free lecture by Sehoy Thrower, “Traditional Plant Uses in the Poarch Creek Community.” Ms. Thrower will focus on the work of her grandmother, Nina Gail Thrower, a renowned cultural preservationist and educator for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Attendance is free.
St. Andrews Day Potluck
Thursday, April 18, 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Hosted by the Scottish Society of Mobile. Visitors welcome.
Friday, April 19, departs 6:15 p.m. Two-hour sunset cruise from Blakeley Park with complimentary snacks and soft drinks. Ticket $29 adults, $19 for children 6-12. To reserve your seat visit www.blakeleypart.com/events or call (251) 626-0798.
Dinner and Game Night
Friday, April 19, 4-7 p.m. at West Side United Methodist Church (269 Mohawk St., Mobile). Join monthly fundraiser to enjoy we home-cooked meals and play all sorts of games. To-go orders available. Call 251-478-3721.
Earth Day Mobile Bay
Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at The Fairhope Pier Parks. Includes Raptor Trek, environment film fest, exhibitors and live music all day. Admission is free and free BRAT shuttle service will be offered from Big Lots parking lot. For detail visit www.earthdaymobilebay.org.
Easter in the Square
Saturday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. Bienville Square. Children’s crafts, balloon art, face painting, kids karaoke and easter egg hunt (children 8 and younger). For more inforatmion visit www.downtownmobile.org.
Coastal Bird Banding
Now thru April 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Tuesday-Friday) and 8 a.m. to noon (Saturday) at Fort Morgan. Public bird banding, courtesy of Birmingham Audubon, allows attendees to get up close to migratory bird species and learn from guest researchers. Free with fort admission. Visit FortMorgan.org.
Zydeco and Crawfish Festival
Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Waterway Village (225 E. 24th Ave., Gulf Shores). Some of the best zydeco bands in the South plus crawfish, crawfish races, dancing, arts/crafts and a 5K and 1-mile fun run. Admission free. Visit GulfShoresAL.gov/733/Waterway-Village.
“Women of the Sea”
Presented by Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. at Foley Public Library. This presentation explores why some women (wives or daughters, some disguised as men and a few pirates) chose a life at sea and how they functioned in a mostly male environment. Mitchell-Cook is associate professor and chair of the History Department at the University of West Florida. Hosted by Baldwin County Genealogical Society. Visit baldwingenealogy.org for more information.
Breakfast with Easter Bunny
Saturday, April 20, 8-10 a.m. at Erie H. Meyer Civic Center (Gulf Shores). Tickets $5, children 3 and under free. First 50 children will receive a complimentary picture with Easter Bunny. Visit gulfshoresal.gov for more information.
Oath of Enlistment ceremony
Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. at Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion in Battleship Memorial Park. The ceremony will include induction into all branches of military service. Keynote speaker will be Seymour L. Lichtenfeld, US ARMY. The event is free of charge.
Confederate Memorial Day observance
Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m. Confederate Rest, Magnolia Cemetery (Virginia & Ann Streets). Period re-enactors and weaponry. For more information contact A.J. DuPree (251) 421-0491.
Crohn’s and Colitis support group
Sunday, April 21, 3-4 p.m. in Community Room at Whole Foods (3968 Airport Blvd., Mobile).
“Sale of city-owned real estate”
Tuesday, April 23, 2 p.m. Council Conference Room (9th floor Government Plaza). Councilman Joel Daves will hold a meeting to discuss the process and procedures by which the city disposes of city owned real estate.
Azalea pruning course
Saturday, April 23, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and Sunday, April 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Hosted by Keep Mobile Beautiful and Mobile County Extension Office. Learn the proper way to trim Mobile’s signature flowering shrub to keep it blooming beautifully for years to come. KMB is asking for a $10 donation to attend the hands-on workshop. Reservations are requested. Learn more at keepmobilebeautiful.org.
Wednesday, April 24. In support of Sexual Assault month buy your 2019 “Denim Day” shirt and wear with jeans.
Social ministry panel
Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m. Byrne Memorial Hall at Spring Hill College. “Social Ministry: The Hands and Heart of Jesus in the World”Featuring Kate Carver, Marilyn D. King, Paul McLendon and Bob Rogers. Moderated by Dr. Erik Goldschmidt, Ph. D. For more information email email@example.com.
Limb Awareness Month
Wednesday, April 26, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Ben May Main Library. Alan Samry, a congenital amputee, will discuss his book, “Stump the Librarian: A Writer’s Book of Legs.” Samry is a librarian at the Fairhope Public Library. Books will be available. For more information call 340-1458
Friday-Sunday, April 26-28 at FloraBama. Live music, food and interstate mullet toss from Florida into Alabama. $15 to toss mullet (includes t-shirt); cover is $10 for adults 21 and older; and $15 for ages 13-20 (only 21 and up allowed after 6 p.m.). Go to FloraBama.com for details.
Saturday, April 27, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Premier Medical (3701 Dauphin St.) Benefitting Survivors of Mental Illness (SOMI Club) and Mobile Urban Growers. For more information visit www.pmg.md.
Saturday, April 27, 2 – 5 p.m. at Toulminville Public Library. Judging will be based on originality, creativity, clarity, and presentation. Ages 8 – 19. Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 24. For more information or to register, please call 580-7626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musicians for autism
Sunday, April 28, 11a.m. – 5 p.m. Sassy Bass Caribbean Grill (Orange Beach). Family Friendly event that benefits the programs of the Autism Society of Alabama and helps promote Awareness and Acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorders here along the Gulf Coast and throughout the state.
“Autism Matters” conference
Monday, April 29 at Orange Beach Event Center. A full day of learning designed for parents, caregivers and service providers on individuals with autism. For more information visit https://autismsocietyal.wixsite.com/autismmatters.
Annual lawn party
Sunday, April 28, 12 – 4 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes (1621 Boykin Blvd). Music, split the pot, vintage car show and more. Prizes $1K – $250. Tickets $1 each or 12 for 10. Each ticket is entered in the prize drawing. For more information go to ourladyoflourdesparish.com or call (251) 479-9885.
Compassionate Friends of Mobile
Every second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. in Room 207 of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, corner of Dauphin and Catherine streets (Mobile). CFM is a support group for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Call 251-721-2209 or visit compassionatefriendsmobile.org.
Lupus Support Group Meeting
Every third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m., Providence Hospital in Moorer Conference Room #1. Sponsored by Hats & Heels Inc. Visit hatsandhealsinc.org.
Heart & Soul Book Club Meeting
Every fourth Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m., Mobile West Regional Library. Contact Cassandra at email@example.com.
Strike Out Cancer
Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m. AMF Skyline Lanes. The American Cancer Society’s Strike Out Cancer benefits Relay for Life of Mobile County. ACS will host a Strike Out Cancer 3 game – no tap tournament open to ALL ages. For information please contact Pam Banker at 251-344-9858 or 251-605-7655
Art & Paddle Peninsula Style
Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at McNally Park. Hosted by The Peninsula of Mobile for the second year with artists, music by Laurie Ann Armour and Ryan Balthrop, and storytellers. Proceeds benefit implementation of the community’s Master Plan for redevelopment of Mobile’s only coastal community. For more information call call Rymona Hayes 251-348-4156 and visit www.thepeninsulaofmobile.org.
Mud Bottom Revival
Sunday, April 28, 3 – 7 p.m. at 3617 Riviera Du Chien Road (new location). Hosted by Dog River Clearwater Revival. Music by The Will Kimbrough Band with opener Red Clay Strays. Bring coolers, blankets and chairs. Tickets $25 thru April 21; $35 after. Children 10 and under free. For more information and to purchase tickets to go www.dogriver.org.
Shoes with Heart
Shoe drive at Chickasaw Methodist, through April 30. Help the youth group raise money for missions and camp by donating your gently worn, used and/or new shoes. Donation locations are Chickasaw United Methodist, Hillcrest Self Storage and Dolphin Self Storage. Contact Renee Rawls at 251-209-5403 or reneerawlsmail.gmail.com.
“Brush Up Your Shakespeare”
Presented by University of Mobile’s Musical Theatre and Opera Scenes Program, Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m. in Weaver Auditorium at UM. The night will include songs and soliloquies from popular musicals, plays and operas, including “Something Rotten,” “West Side Story,” “Falstaff” and “Romeo & Juliet.” More info on itickets.com. Free admission.
The Kempters in concert
Saturday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. at West Side United Methodist Church (269 Mohawk St., Mobile). Concert by vintage gospel group The Kempters. Free.
Steinway piano concert
Thursday, April 25, 5:30 at University of Mobile. UM piano students will perform a concert on the nine-foot concert grand piano that accompanied classical titan Vladimir Horowitz on tour. For more information, visit umobile.edu/asota or call (251) 442-2222.
“Pressing Matters” at UM
Through April, “Pressing Matters” by artist Jessica Smith will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Martin Gallery, University of Mobile campus. Contact Phillip Counselman, chair of the Department of Art, at 251-442-2283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Undersea Well”
Jane Cassidy manipulates various technologies, such as speakers and projectors, and fuses light and sound to form meditative environments filled with visual music. Mobile Museum of Art; call 251-208-5200 or visit mobilemuseumofart.com.
Through April 26 at the Exploreum. Exhibitions include live Mongolian performers and artisans, more than 300 artifacts, weapons and authentic costumes. Visit exploreum.com.
“Parading through Time”
Roll through four centuries of Mardi Gras history with Mobile’s Carnival traditions, mystic societies and more. Through April 20, History Museum of Mobile. Visit historymuseumofmobile.com.
Thursdays at MMoA
Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Mobile Museum of Art offers free admission to all Mobile County residents. No reservations necessary. 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile. Call 251-208-5200.
Full Moon Yoga
Friday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. at Gulf Place Town Green and Public Beach. Try out a class in a relaxed environment for free. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic and stay after class to watch the moon rise. For more information visit gulfshoresal.gov/fullmoonyoga.
Mobile Bay Charity Golf Classic
Wednesday, April 24, 11 a.m. Timber Creek Golf Club. For details find us on Facebook @MobileBayCharity Golf.
Bingo at Via
Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Open to public. Via Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. (Mobile), 251-478-3311.
West Coast Swing in Fairhope
Wednesdays at 7 p.m., American Legion Post 199 in Fairhope. Hosted by Pensacola Dance Society. Call 850-503-9978.
Adult skate night
Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 8-10:30 p.m. at Dreamland Skate Center (5672 Three Notch Road, Mobile) with DJ Beaux, $5. Call 251-661-6997.
Boating knowledge, safety class
Mobile Sail & Power Squadron is offering its boating knowledge and safety class on April 16, 18, and 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Springhill Avenue Methodist Church (2519 Springhill Avenue). For additional information, please contact Larry Lartigue at email@example.com or 251-583-6163.
Financial Round Table for Teens
Thursday, April 18, 6 – 8 p.m. Junior League of Mobile (57 N. Sage). This event will teach teens important life skills such as Money Management, Budgeting, Savings, Investments, Student Loans, and Identity theft. There will be a roundtable discussion and then an open Q&A with our certified credit counselors and local representatives from financial institutions. For more information call (251) 602-0011.
Job Hunting 101
Tuesday, April 23, 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Ben Main Library. Explore job search techniques and tips that will get you on the road to a successful job search. Facilitator is Pamela G. Ware, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at SWAPTE (Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment). For more information, call 251-340-1458 or 251-340-1538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baldwin County Commission: First and third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., 322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette. Work sessions are second and fourth Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. rotating between Bay Minette, the Foley Satellite Courthouse, the Fairhope Satellite Courthouse and the Baldwin County Central Annex Building in Robertsdale, baldwincountyal.gov.
Baldwin County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale, baldwincountyal.gov.
Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave., cityofbayoulabatre.com.
Chickasaw City Council: Second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m., 224 N. Craft Highway, 251-452-6450.
Citronelle City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m., 19135 Main St., 251-866-7973.
Creola City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 6 p.m., 190 Dead Lake Road, #A, 251-675-8142.
Daphne City Council: First and third Monday at 6:30 p.m., 1705 Main St. Work sessions second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., daphneal.com.
Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd., townofdauphinisland.org.
Elberta Town Council: Third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the town hall. Workshop meeting on the second Tuesday, townofelberta.com.
Fairhope City Council: Second and fourth Monday at 6 p.m., 161 N. Section St. Work sessions held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m., cofairhope.com.
Fairhope Planning Commission: First Monday at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. Visit cofairhope.com.
Foley City Council: First and third Monday at 5:30 p.m., 407 E. Laurel Ave. Work sessions begin at 4 p.m.; cityoffoley.org.
Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St., gulfshoresal.gov.
Mobile City Council: Tuesdays at Government Plaza, 205 Government St. Pre-council meeting at 9 a.m.; council meeting at 10:30 a.m., cityofmobile.org.
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