Mobtown Mac ’n Cheese Fest
Saturday, April 6, noon to 3 p.m. in Cathedral Square. Join us to determine who has the best Mac ’n Cheese in town. All proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile.
Mobile Writers Guild meeting
Thursday, April 4, 6-8 p.m., West Regional Library. “Writing Hybrid Fiction and Where to Publish It” with Sue Walker. Sue Walker was the Poet Laureate of Alabama from 2003-2012 and taught literature and creative writing for 35 years at USA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairhope Lecture Series
Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m., Fairhope Public Library. “Early Settlers of African Descent on the Eastern Shore” with speakers Harriet Outlaw, Ella Fuller, Yolanda McConico. Free.
Port City Clay Shoot
Hosted by Magic Moments Friday, April 5, at Taylor Creek Sporting Clays (11910 Old Windsor Road, Theodore). Breakfast and registration begin at 8 a.m. Contact Kimberly Barnett Etherton, 251-654-4510 or email@example.com.
Friday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Consumer Credit Counseling Services (705 Oak Drive, N., Mobile). Protect yourself from identity theft. Felder Shredding will bring a shred truck onsite. Guests can bring 2 banker boxes or 2 bags of paper to be shredded. No metal, plastic, staples, electronics or clothing. Call 251-602-0011.
Saturday, April 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bryant Career Technical Center. Proceeds from plant sale go back into the program for maintenance and supplies and to support a “Future Farmers of America” chapter. Contact Grace Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Blakeley Battle
Saturday, April 6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Blakeley, Historic Blakeley State Park will host a special day of living history and educational programming. For full schedule of events visit blakeleypark.com/Things-to-Do/Events/AgentType/View/PropertyID/137.
Saturday, April 6, 3 p.m. at Haint Blue Brewing Co. Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center will host a presentation for all ages at two shows. Tickets are $14 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under. Showtimes are 3-4 p.m. and 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Camellia Classic Car Show
Saturday, April 6, starting 8 a.m. at Bellingrath Gardens. Mobile Bay Mustang Club’s vintage and classic car show on the Great Lawn. Proceeds for car registrations will benefit Feed the Gulf Coast (formerly Bay Area Food Bank) and the Autism Society of Alabama. Car registration will take place 8-11 a.m. followed by judging 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register online visit mobilebaymustangclub.org.
Fort Morgan Park Day
Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Annual hands-on preservation of Civil War, Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlegrounds. Volunteers are encouraged to participate to aid in maintaining and preserving Fort Morgan Historic Site. Visit Fort-Morgan.org.
New Shiloh garage sale
Saturday, April 6, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (2756 Old Shell Rd).
First Sunday at 5 Rivers
Sunday, April 7, noon to 4 p.m. Local arts and crafts, farmer’s market and animal encounters.
Easter egg hunt
Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m. at Government Street Baptist Church (3401 Government Blvd.). Games, activities and meet the Easter Bunny. Admission free. Visit governmentstreet.org.
“The Jazz Studio”
Sunday, April 7, 3-5 p.m. at Bernheim Hall. Mobile Big Band Society presents its 4th annual musical tribute showcasing students of the Jazz Studio under the direction of Hosea London. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children under 13, free for children 3 and under. Call 251-545-4244 or visit thejazzstudio.org.
Mobile Pops Spring Concert
Monday, April 8, 7 p.m. at Medal of Honor Park. Program will include Festive Overture, “Gershwin!,” Danzon No. 2 and “Andrew Lloyd Webber: A Symphonic Portrait.” Bring a chair or blanket and a snack. Free.
Wales West Cottontail Express
Saturdays and Sundays through April 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests will travel by steam train to meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy an egg hunt, crafts and refreshments. Visit waleswest.com/cottontail.htm.
“One Fairhope One Future “
Tuesday, April 9, 5 p.m. at Fairhope Elementary School. Fairhope Elementary and Fairhope Intermediate schools are hosting One Fairhope One Future family night and auction. Pre-purchase food truck meals and Disney vacation raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items online at bidpal.net/onefairhope. Contact Cassie.email@example.com.
“She Reads Truth”
Tuesday, April 9, 6 p.m. at Redemption Church (1251 Industrial Parkway, Saraland). The University of Mobile presents a night of worship with Amanda Bible Williams, cofounder of “She Reads Truth,” a worldwide provider of Bible reading plans and resources. Tickets can be purchased at umobile.edu/torchsocietyevents or through the Advancement Office at 251-442-2587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“In the Shadow of Hitler”
Wednesday, April 10, 6 p.m. at Revelation Missionary Baptist Church (1711 Taylor Lane, Mobile). Dr. Dan Puckett is professor of history at Troy University and author of “In The Shadow of Hitler: Alabama’s Jews, the Second World War and the Holocaust.”
Spring fashion show
Wednesday, April 10, 11 a.m. at James P. Nix Center (1 Bayou Drive, Fairhope). Admission is free and door prizes will be awarded. Call 251-928-2835.
Crime victims fair and vigil
The Mobile County District Attorney’s Office will host a Resource Fair and Victim’s Remembrance Vigil Thursday, April 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Mardi Gras Park. Victims’ service providers and various community agencies will be available with resources and a vigil will be held for those who lost their lives due to crime. Free and open to the public. Find it on Facebook, facebook.com/events/398109857449413/.
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 Catherine streets. 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 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. at Mobile West Regional Library. Contact Cassandra at email@example.com.
The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking temporary part-time workers to apply to conduct the 2020 Census in Southwest Alabama, including Mobile and Baldwin counties. Paid training, flexible hours and pay averaging $17 per hour. Apply at 2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-JOB-2020.
Saturday, April 6, 8 a.m. check-in at Medal of Honor Park. The National Alliance on Mental Illness Mobile chapter invites you to the largest mental health awareness and fundraising event. The 5K gets underway at 9:30 a.m.
Shoes with Heart
Through April 30, Shoe Drive at Chickasaw Methodist. 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.
“Into the Woods” concerts
April 5-7, Alabama School of the Arts at the University of Mobile will present the Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods,” with characters that will delight children and adults alike. The production will be held at the Saraland Performing Arts Center at Saraland High School (1115 Industrial Parkway, Saraland). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at itickets.com/universityofmobile.
“Three on a String” concert
Thursday, April 11 and Friday April 12, 7 p.m. Fairhope Christian Church will host this hilarious and entertaining group in Centennial Hall on Coastal Alabama Community College’s Fairhope campus. Tickets are $15 and available at Fairhope Christian Church (349 Fairwood Blvd.).
April 12-14 at Fairhope Civic Center. Bay Shore Ballet of Fairhope presents “Coppelia,” a comedic ballet set in a small village in France. Visit bayshoreballet.org for showtimes and tickets.
Friday, April 12, 7 p.m. at Dauphin Way Baptist Church. University of Mobile’s “Saviour: A Modern Oratorio” will be conducted by Dr. Al Miller, dean, Alabama School of the Arts, University of Mobile. More info on itickets.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.
“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.
Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride
Saturday, April 13, 8:30 a.m. at Arlington Park. Mobile United’s 6th annual Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and ride starts at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 online until midnight on April 10 and $15 at the event. Free for children 8-12. Visit bit.ly/cmtr2019or Facebook at bit.ly/mucmtr.
Funky Fun Run
Sunday, April 14, 1 p.m. at Medal of Honor Park. An untimed, zero competition walk event anyone can join in and support the Autism Society of Alabama. Gather your biggest supporters, friends, family, coworkers and classmates to celebrate the unique abilities individuals with autism bring to our community. Contact Lauren Reid at email@example.com.
Bingo at Via
Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Open to the public. Via Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. in 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.
Marriages End, Families Don’t
Lifelines Counseling Services will host “Helping Children Cope with Divorce,” an educational program focusing on how effective parenting can lessen the negative impact of divorce and parental separation on children. Saturday, April 6, 8 a.m. to noon and Monday, April 8, 6-10 p.m., 705 Oak Circle Drive East, Mobile. Sign up at lifelinesmobile.org.
“Professional Email Setup and Basics of Online Job Applications”
Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. to noon at the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room in the Ben May Main Library. Your email address is one of the first things an employer sees. An unprofessional email address could turn a potential employer off before even viewing your resume and/or employment application. Facilitator is Mia McGee, Ph.D., CEO/senior consultant for AHP Consulting & Business Solutions.
Boating knowledge and safety class
Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lillian Recreation Park (33914 Widell Ave., Lillian). Certified instructors from Period Bay Power Squadron. Cost is $50 for student materials and lunch. Classes are limited to 16 students. Minimum age is 12 and adult must accompany anyone under 16. Call Richard Carson at 251-980-1536.
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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