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.
Notre Dame learning lunch
Wednesday, April 24, 12 p.m. at History Museum of Mobile. Meg McCrummen Fowler, new director, will give a special Learning Lunch lecture entitled “Notre Dame: Destruction, Renovation, and the Symbol of a People.” Free and open to the public, guests are encouraged to bring their lunches. For more information on Learning Lunch, contact Jennifer Theeck, Curator of Education, at (251) 301-0270 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
District 1 Moffett Road Community Meeting
Thursday, April 25, 6-7 p.m. at Forest Hill Elementary School (4501 Moffett Rd.) Citizens will have the opportunity to get important updates from key city departments and community information from Thosa London, a credit expert, Chandra Brown of Lifelines Counseling and Shemika Brown from the Census Bureau. The following companies have also been invited to provide information regarding local employment opportunities and job training programs: Austal, Mobile County Personnel Board, Wal-Mart Distribution Center and Bishop State Community College.
Fairhope farmer’s market
Thursday, April 25, 3 – 6 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Fairhope Public Library. Market featuring local farmers and handmade goods.
“A Murder in Jest at Camelot Castle”
Friday, April 26, 7 p.m. at Renaissance Mobile Riverview. Performed by Mobile Mystery Dinners. Advance reservations are required. Email Lisa Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gulf Coast BizCon 2019
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. at The Steeple. Join us for a conference full of forward-thinking, tactical sessions on leadership, growth, marketing, social media, the business landscape and innovation. Visit www.gulfcoastbizcon.com to see speaker lineup and the day’s agenda. Tickets available at Eventbrite.
10th Annual Bama Coast Cruisin’
Friday/Saturday, April 26-27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at The Wharf. Classic cars line Main Street with vendors, music, exhibits and giveaways. Visit BamaCoastCruise.com for details. Admission is free.
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
Cruise and Art Class
Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. at Historic Blakeley Park. Cruise will depart at 9:30 a.m. combined with a class offered periodically in the spring and fall that is an introduction to the “old world” tradition of combining art, writing, science and field observations into a single journal with instructor Nancy Milford, a member of the Mobile Arts Council. For more information to go the events page at www.blakeleypark.com or call 251-626-0798.
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 email@example.com.
Earth Day Celebration 2019
Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Chickasabogue Park (760 Aldock Road, Eight Mile). This celebration will mark Mobile County Commission’s observance of National County Government Month 2019 by “Connecting the Unconnected.” Live music plus more than 40 exhibitors with giveaways, food trucks, plant vendors, a Kid Zone area, healthy cooking demonstrations, pet adoptions from the Mobile County Animal Shelter, a blood drive by LifeSouth, and an “Amazing Race” competition. Exhibitors will include municipalities, local utilities, first responders, community service organizations and non-profits. Free and open to the public. #MobileCountyCares
Delta Woods & Water Expo
Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. Featuring a variety of informative presentations, exhibitions and interactive displays by experienced outdoorsmen, professionals, educators and enthusiasts. For more information please visit http://www.deltawoodsandwatersexpo.com.
Sunday, April 28, 12 p.m. in Cathedral Square. Hosted by Mobile Arts Council. Tickets are $15 and available at http://bit.ly/2CXFNVY. Tickets include entry into the event and three taco tickets to choose your favorite tacos to sample. A cash bar with beer and margaritas will be available. For more information find us on Facebook @MobileArtsCouncil.
Annual Murphy High School Hall of Fame
Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m. at Murphy Auditorium. All Murphy Alumni should attend to honor those nominated and elected. Free and open to the public.
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.
“Shrink the Divide”
Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. at Cottage Hill Baptist Church. Presented by The Pledge Group which consists of hundreds of lay and clergy leaders of the greater Mobile area who are personally concerned about the lessening the racial divisions within our communities and within the Body of Christ. Featured speaker Bishop John Rucyahana of Ruhengeri, Rwanda, who chairs the government’s National Unity and Reconciliation Commission. For details go to www.shrinkthedivide.com.
Spring celebration card party
Tuesday, April 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. Pius X Family Center (217 S. Sage Ave.) Bring your own cards. Larger tables available for 4 or more. Lunch served at 11:30 for $7.50. Take out also available. The basket of cheer tickets are $.50 and the grand prize 40″TV – tickets are $1.00.
ARC Vegan dinner
Thursday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. at The Noble South. For the month of May, ARC is challenging area restaurants to highlight vegan items on their menus. To kick-off the challenge, The Noble South will be creating an innovate three-course vegan meal. For more information please visit www.southernvegan.org or https://thenoblesouthrestaurant.com/arcdinner/
Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
Friday/Saturday, May 3-4, 2 – 10 p.m. at Foley Soccer Complex (998 W. Section St). Featuring more than 40 hot air balloons from across the country; activities include tethered rides each night, Balloon Glows, entertainment, carnival attractions, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and the Disc Connected K-9 Frisbee Dog Show at various times. Admission is free.
Friday/Saturday, May 3-4 at the Abba Shrine Center. “Floral Fantasy” hosted by the Azalea City Quilters Guild. Visit Azaleacityquiltersguild.org for more information.
Fairhope lecture series
Saturday, May 4, 6 p.m. at Fairhope Library. “The Natural History of Fairhope” – Speaker, Dr. John Borom. Free to the public.
2019 Herb Day
Saturday, May 4 at Mobile Botanical Gardens. Registration 8:30 a.m., food & shopping 9-10 a.m. and Herb Day Program with Executive Chef Cory Garrison from Grand Hotel – “Cooking with Herbs” from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. ending with Q&A. Tickets $20 thru Brown Paper Tickets; $25 Day of event. Visit www.gulfcoastherbsociety.org or contact Kathy Lovitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring into Wine & Art
Sunday, May 5, 2 – 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 199 Fairhope. Wine tasting and local art auction. Music by Roman Street. Benefiting the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program. Visit www.savlp.org for more information.
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.
Blisters for Sisters 5k and fun run
Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. at Little Sisters of the Poor (1655 McGill Ave.) A family-friendly event. Veteran runners and first-timers enjoy the atmosphere with all proceeds going to help the elderly live quality lives in their later years. To register, go to http://productionsbylittleredhen.com/raceinfo_s.asp?raceid=bfs19
Wiggle Waggle Rescue Run
Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. to noon at Bellingrath Gardens. Two races: A certified 5K run for humans only starting at 8 a.m. and a 1 mile fun run / walk for dog owners and their pups, which will begin at 9 a.m. Both races will benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation. All registered runners and walkers will receive a discounted admission of $5 to the Gardens for the day. For details, visit bellingrath.org, or call 251-459-8864
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.
“Help is on the way”
Sunday, April 28, 6 – 9 p.m. at Dauphin’s Restaurant. Go “In Search of Creole” with a special fundraiser event, designed as a culinary tour exploring the history and origins of Creole cuisine’s roots in Mobile. Hosted in partnership with the Reese’s® Senior Bowl, Naman’s Catering and WALA Fox 10 to honor and benefit fallen Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder’s family as well as Officer Clayton Graham who was severely injured in a head-on collision in January. For more information and tickets go to http://godauphins.com/insearchofcreole.
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.
Thursday, May 2, 10:30 a.m. Registration at Country Club of Mobile. 7th annual golf tournament benefiting the Melanoma & Skin Cancer Research Endowment at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute. Presented by Springhill Toyota. Tickets available on eventbrite.
St. Mary’s plant and yard sale
Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Home Auxiliary (4350 Moffett Rd). Local nurseries have donated a variety of seasonal and annual plants, with all the proceeds going in support of St. Mary’s Home residents.
Abe Partridge free concert
Thursday, April 25, 4 p.m. at Marx Library Auditorium. Art Talk and Reception in the Mary Elizabeth & Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art will follow. You can see his artwork in the Rodning Gallery until the end of April 2019. Events are free and open to the public.
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.
Kimberly Zukley show
Opens Friday, April 26 at Sophiella. “Cover of the Covey” a collection of fresh paintings that portray the beauty of quail in their natural environment, colorfully depicted on canvas and on paper. The show will hang until mid-May.
Sunday, April 28, 7 p.m. at Redemption Church in Saraland. Come celebrate the Alabama School of the Arts season ending, as all of the ASOTA ensembles perform. Tickets on sale at itickets.com
Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra
Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. at Saenger Theatre. Season finale featuring the Prince Igor Overture by Alexander Borodin and Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” No.9 in its entirety. $20 Adults, $10 Students. Visit mobilesaenger.com.
“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.
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.
Mobile Bay Charity Golf Classic
Wednesday, April 24, 11 a.m. Timber Creek Golf Club. For details find us on Facebook @MobileBayCharity Golf.
Crepe myrtle trail ride|
Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. beginning at Arlington Park. Mobile United’s Natural Resource Task Force organized the inaugural ride in 2014 in an effort to draw awareness to the proposed Crepe Myrtle Bike and Pedestrian Trail. $10 for riders 13 and up until noon April 26th; $15 day-of; Children 8-12 free. For more information about this event please call Mark Berte, Co-Chair of Mobile United’s Natural Resources Task Force at (251) 402-3936 or Michele Rumpf, Mobile United Executive Director at (251) 432-1638.
Beach Volleyball championship
Friday-Sunday, May 3 – 5 at Gulf Shores Public Beach. Watch the top eight women’s collegiate beach volleyball teams in the country for the fourth year in this NCAA-sanctioned event; youth and adult tournaments and clinics will also be taking place throughout the weekend. Visit NCAA.com/Championships/Beach-Volleyball/NC.
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.
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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