Water Balloon Battle of Mobile Bay
Thursday, August 8, 5 pm Cathedral Square. To mark the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, we’ll stage a reenactment of that epic naval encounter. Except this time, the Battle will be on land, cannons will be replaced by water balloons & super-soakers, and the outcome is uncertain. Water balloons (thousands of them) provided. For more information visit www.downtownmobile.org.
Pop culture trivia challenge
Wednesday, August 7, 6:30 p.m. at Iron Hand Brewing. Your team will have fun rocking out to your favorite 80s, 90s and today’s party music while answering questions about tv, music, movies and more. Prizes to the winning teams. For more information find us on Facebook @ironhandbrewing.
Mobile Comedy Festival
Beginning Wednesday August 7 through August 11 at various venues in downtown Mobile. During the week there will networking opportunities, open mic, writing and improv classes, comedy competition with the winner winning $500.00, and comedy show to end the week. For details find us on Facebook @mobilecomedyfest.
S’mores on the Shore
Thursday, August 8, 6 p.m. at Gulf Place Public Beach. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, chairs, friends and family. For more information about S’mores on the Shore, contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1172 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/specialevents.
Friday, August 9, 6-9 p.m. Check out the always entertaining LoDa ArtWalk with artists, makers, and musicians. For more information, find us on Facebook @LODAartwalk.
Friday, August 9, “The Downtown Print Shop and Creative Studio.” Mobile’s new premier location for printed services, located at 501 Dauphin Street. See the latest & greatest latex printing technology and enjoy complimentary refreshments courtesy of Cathead Distillery and complimentary lettuce and microgreens from Shipshape Urban Farms. For more information find us on Facebook @thedowntownprintshop.
Fantastic family fashions
Saturday, August 10, 6 – 8 p.m. at Gulf Coast Exploreum. The Gulf Coast Science Exploreum in collaboration with the 21st Century Community Learning Center Boys & Girls Club at Whitley Elementary will host an evening filled with fashion, shopping, and networking. As our guest, you will have an all-access evening pass to the Gulf Coast Exploreum. Admission is by donation of nonperishable food items. For more information please visit: www.bgcsouthal.org/fashion.
The Revolutionary War in Baldwin County
Saturday, August 10, 10 a.m., Foley Public Library. The Baldwin County Genealogical Society will be looking back decades earlier to its role in the War of Independence. Guest presenter Jeanette Bornholt will introduce some of the state’s earliest settlers and describe the effects on the Revolution in Baldwin County. Meetings are free and visitors are welcome. For more information visit http://www.baldwingenealogy.org.
Fantastic family fashions
Satuday, August 10, 6 – 8 p.m. at Gulf Coast Exploreum. The Gulf Coast Science Exploreum in collaboration with the 21st Century Community Learning Center Boys & Girls Club at Whitley Elementary will host an evening filled with fashion, shopping, and networking. As our guest, you will have an all-access evening pass to the Gulf Coast Exploreum. Admission is by donation of nonperishable food items. For more information please visit: www.bgcsouthal.org/fashion.
Blakeley scenic cruise
Saturday, August 10, 9 a.m. Historic Blakeley State Park. Join us for a unique excursion through the scenic Delta and the bustling Port of Mobile. This is a rare opportunity to discover both some of this area’s most stunning habitat and the fascinating work going on in the port. For more information to go the events page at www.blakeleypark.com or call 251-626-0798.
Dauphin Island Reggae Weekend
August 9 – 11th. Expect cool vibes and laid back feelings all weekend as Dauphin Island puts on a little Jamaican Jammin’ with the 4th Annual Reggae Weekend. Select restaurants and bars will be celebrating the food and music of “dat” other island – Jamaica. For music locations and times find us on Facebook @Dauphin Island Reggae Weekend 2019.
Board game night
Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 p.m. Iron Hand Brewing. Join the local board gaming group “Board Gaming in Mobile” for a night of awesome gaming, beer and new friends. Bring your own games, or use the houses. For more information find us on Facebook @IronHandBrewing.
Wednesday, August 14, 12 p.m. History Museum of Mobile. Features Municipal Cemeteries Manager, Tighe Marston, who will discuss the history of Mobile’s Municipal Cemeteries, Victorian Funerary Traditions and Victorian Funerary Art and Symbolism. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
“First Time Across”
Wednesday, August 14, 2 – 3 p.m. at Fairhope Public Library. For tales of adventure, come check out a presentation by Captain Jim Cash, a Foley resident and experienced sailor, where he will discuss his non-fiction book, First Time Across, which details his journey sailing a 35-foot catamaran built in South Africa across the Atlantic Ocean and up the coast to Los Angeles, California. For more information please visit http://fairhopelibrary.org/index.php/calendar/.
August 11 – 17. Seeking to inform and activate the Mobile County citizenry to action in an effort to start the reversing process to poverty, through this week of activities culminating with “SBS, Watermelon Giveaway & Hope Festival” from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information contact Barri Williams, founder & servant President of SBS Board of Management, Director of Micro IntercommUnity Cooperative The Breaking of Bread Co-op 812 Saint Stephens Road, Prichard – 251-623-0610 / email@example.com.
Friday, August 16, 8 a.m. at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza. Hosted by The Community Foundation of South Alabama, The Women’s Forum 2019 will present “Women Who Rock It” featuring Kay Hire, retired NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain. Tickets can be purchased online at https://communityfoundationsa.eventsmart.com/womensforum/womens-forum-2019/. For more information contact Marion Warren Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 251-438-5591.
Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Local History and Genealogy Division (753 Government Street). Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to assist you with your questions and research for documentation concerning your ancestors. For more information, call 494-2172.
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.
“Eggs with a Side of Jazz”
Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m Art Central inside of historic Central Presbyterian Church. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Coastal Alabama (FPCA), Mobile’s first family shelter. The brunch will feature a speaker, raffle items, local art, and music by The Jazz Studio. FPCA is a non-profit that partners with families staring facing homelessness. For more information about this event, please contact Diane McCaskey at (251) 441-1991 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oliver at Playhouse
The Playhouse in the Park presents the classic musical “Oliver!” Now through August 11 on weekends at the Playhouse, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm. To make reservations call 251-602-0630 or buy tickets online at playhouseinthepark.org.
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”
Now thru August 25, Chickasaw Civic Theatre. Set in London in 1907, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder centers on Monty Navarro, a penniless clerk who is informed after the death of his mother that he is ninth in line to inherit the earldom of Highhurst, controlled by the wealthy D’Ysquith banking family. Book & Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, Music & Lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Visit cctshows.com for showtimes and tickets.
U.S. Space Program photo exhibit
Now through August 31, Ben May Main Library. Enjoy a photo exhibit exploring the birth of the American Space Program up to the Apollo 11.
“Urban Wild” at ACAC
Now at Alabama Contemporary Art Center. Urban Wild is an exhibition that looks for the diversity of art that is practiced throughout the streets, highways, and dirt roads of the South. Twenty-four artists from a number of disciplines who’s work reflects the social environment, culture, and sub-cultures of life in the South. Visit Alabamacontemporary.org for details.
“Sensational Sixties: Fashions from a Defining Decade”
Now through August 18, History Museum of Mobile. Features 1960s fashions from haute couture to hippies. Go to historymuseumofmobile.com for details.
“Science Fiction Science Future”
Now through September 2 at The Exploreum. Engaging exhibits enable visitors to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts might become the science reality of tomorrow. For detail to to www.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 BayBears v. Pensacola
Wednesday – Sunday, August 7 – 11 Hank Aaron Stadium. For tickets and more information visit www.milb.com/mobile.
Bingo at Cortlandt’s
Thursday, August 8, 8 p.m. Join us for Rock & Roll Bingo at Cortlandts Pizza Pub. Find us on Facebook @cortlandts.
Saturday night at the races
August 10, 7:30 p.m. at Mobile International Speedway. Kids 12 and under free, general admission $10. For more information go to MobileSpeedway.net.
Celebrity Golf Tournament
Saturday, August 10, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Shop gun start at 8 a.m. For more information contact Kathy Perry (251) 463-4327.
The City of Gulf Shores will host the Summer Yoga Series at Gulf Place Public Beach. Yoga classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the last Friday of the month May thru August. Classes are free and open to the public. For more information about the Summer Yoga Series, contact the Gulf Shores Recreation Department at 251-968-9824 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/yoga.
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.
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.
Bookkeeping for small businesses
Wednesday, August 7, 11:30 a.m. American Red Cross (35 N. Sage Ave). Hosted by Women’s Business Alliance, learn to keep your books up-to-date and accurate in order to manage your business cash flow, obtain best prices from suppliers and interest rates from lenders. Training conducted by Deborah S. Hodges, CPA. Lunch is available for $8; please rsvp 24 hours in advance to confirm. For more information call (251) 660-2725.
“Be prepared & be safe”
Saturday, August 10, 1 p.m. Ben Main Main Library. A member of the Mobile County Emergency Management Agency will present a program on hurricane preparedness, tornado response and fire safety. For more information, please call 251-340-1458 email email@example.com.
Marriages End. Families Don’t
Monday, August 12, 6 p.m., Lifelines Counseling Services (705 Oak Circle Dr. E.). “Helping Children Cope with Divorce” is an educational program that focuses on how effective parenting can lessen the negative impact of divorce and parental separation on children. Children need both parents in their lives working together to increase their child’s ability to adjust to the changes associated with divorce. Sign up online by visiting this link- http://www.lifelinesmobile.org/family-marital-and-divorce-counseling/
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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