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85th annual ADSFR

The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a project of the Mobile Jaycees, will celebrate its 85th year beginning Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22. Visit to purchase tickets and for complete information. Musical guests include The Molly Ringwalds, Friday at 7 p.m. and The Red Clay Strays, Saturday at 5 p.m. Both are free entry and free parking.


Wonderful Wednesdays at Bellingrath
Join us Wednesday, July 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. for “Garden Trends 2018” as Catherine Arensberg of “” shows you how to create outdoor living spaces. Visit for the full schedule; call 251-459-8864 to register.

Park system improvement plan
Give input on Mobile’s parks and recreation programs at the following locations: Wednesday, July 18, 8:30-9:30 a.m., at Exchange 202, 202 Government St.; Wednesday, July 18, 6 p.m., Hillsdale Area Community Center, 558 Fellhorn Road; and Thursday, July 19, 6 p.m., Gillaird Elementary School, 2757 Dauphin Island Parkway. Visit or search “Mobile Parks” on Facebook.

Empowerment camp for girls
“Camp Girl” presented by Focus Women’s Conference is a day of empowering fun for girls entering grades 5-7 looking to develop essential skills — featuring science experiments, crafting and team-building exercises. Wednesday, July 18, at Arthouse (1100 Dauphin St.). Registration is $49 per girl. Lunch and snacks are provided. Visit for more details. 

Market in Lavretta Park
Locally produced, locally made items are available at the weekly Thursday Market from 3-6 p.m. at Lavretta Park. Contact William Amos at 251-208-1550.

Jazz and jeans
The Mobile Law Enforcement Foundation will host a gathering at Azalea Manor on Thursday, July 19, 7-10 p.m. for Mobile Police Officers. The public is invited to come and ask questions and thank local law enforcement. Music by Excelsior Brass Band; jambalaya, andouille sausage and more for $10 per person.

LWVBC voter restoration clinic
League of Women Voters Baldwin County and Legal Services Alabama will sponsor a voter rights restoration clinic at Prodisee Pantry, 9315 Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort, 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 19.

“Tea for Two”
Enjoy a cup of organic Oolong Fairhope tea and hear guest speaker Oliver Gilmore on Thursday, July 19, at 2 p.m. at the Fairhope Museum of History. Gilmore teaches classes for the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation. Visit

Dauphin Island family movie series
Dauphin Island’s West End Beach is the site of free family movie nights. Thursday, July 19, see “Home” and Friday, July 20, see “Rio.” Visit for complete summer lineup.

Spaghetti dinner & game night
Come enjoy food and games at West Side United Methodist Church (269 Mohawk St.) beginning, Friday July 20, 4-7 p.m. Games include bingo, Bible scrabble and card games. Contact Kay Lauber at 251-478-3721 more information and to-go orders.

Family Night
The Shoppes at Bel Air will have its first “Family Night” on Friday, July 20, 5:30-7 p.m. Crafts by Sunshine Sue’s, live music and performance by Dance Without Limits. Visit @TheShoppesAtBelAir on Facebook.

Music in the park
Enjoy a free musical performance by DarLaWan in the Pavilion at Town Center Park in Spanish Fort on Friday, July 20, 6:30-8 p.m. Visit for the complete summer lineup.

Baldwin County sales tax holiday
The Baldwin County sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 20, and ends at midnight, Sunday, July 22. For a complete list of items that will be exempt, visit For more information call 251-928-3002 (Eastern Shore), 251-937-9561 (North Baldwin), or 251-943-5061 (South Baldwin).

Friday at the Firehouse
Come visit Station 23, located at Florida Street and Airport Boulevard, on Friday, July 20, 5:30-7 p.m. Tour the fire station, trucks and equipment and meet firefighters. Free and open to the public on Fridays throughout the summer. For more information and locations, follow Mobile Fire-Rescue on Facebook.

Murder on the Battleship
Mobile Mystery Dinners’ next performance will be Friday, July 20, at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The second performance will be Saturday, July 28, at Central Presbyterian. Tickets are $59 per person and include unlimited wine and catered dinner by Namans. Reservations at

Christmas in July Boutique Bash
Join us from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at The Grounds to shop many local boutiques and businesses. Enjoy food trucks and entertainment, with proceeds benefiting the “Whatever Ministry.” Find us on Facebook @WhateverMinistry.

Summer sunset cruise
This excursion goes down the waterways of the lower Mobile-Tensaw Delta and departs from Blakeley State Park on Saturday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $29 for adults, $19 for children 6-12. Call 251-626-0798 to reserve.

National Parents Day
The first Parents Day to be celebrated in Mobile will be hosted by Emmanuel Seventh Day Adventist (2000 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd.) on Sunday, July 22, 4-6 p.m. All are welcome to attend the free event. Contact Rev. Davati at 702-340-1373.

Story time at Saraland Public Library
National award-winning storyteller Wanda Johnson will be at Saraland Public Library on Monday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m. Call 251-675-2879.

Blood drive
Gardberg & Kemmerly will host a blood drive on Wednesday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1015 Montlimar Drive, Suite B. All donors will receive a recognition item.

Wonderful Wednesdays at Bellingrath
Go behind the scenes of the Bellingrath’s famous Magic Christmas in Lights show and learn to make your own lighted decorations. July 25, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit for the full schedule; call 251-459-8864 to register.


ALS Kickoff
Kick off the 2018 walk season Thursday, July 19, 6 p.m. at Hank Aaron Stadium. Get more information about the Sept. 22 ALS Walk, register your team and cheer on the Mobile BayBears. Find us on Facebook, @ALSAlabama.

Mobile Baykeeper’s Bay Bites Food Truck Festival
The Mobile Baykeeper’s Young Advisory Council will host a food truck festival Wednesday, July 25, 5-9 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park to benefit Baykeeper’s work for clean water, clean air and healthy communities. Visit or call 251-433-4229 for tickets.


Auditions for “The Miracle Worker”
Open auditions will be held Wednesday, July 18, at 6 p.m. at Chickasaw Civic Theatre for “The Miracle Worker.” Contact Leonora Harrison, director, at

Mystery dinner theater
Join us for Murder Mystery Dinner Theater’s “Curl Up and Dye” Thursday, July 19, at 6 p.m. at The Venue, 105 S Section St., Fairhope. Tickets are $50 and include dinner. Call 251-928-4585. Proceeds benefit Baldwin Humane Society.

“Mamma Mia! Here we go again”
At the Crescent Theater Thursday, July 19, and Friday, July 20. Visit

“Cinderella — The Musical”
Playhouse in the Park will present its original musical, “Cinderella — The Musical,” Friday, July 20, through Sunday, Aug. 12. Reservations are recommended. Visit for showtimes and ticket information.

“The Skin of Our Teeth”
Theatre 98 will present “The Skin of Our Teeth” beginning Friday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. Contact Joan Scott at 251-928-4366.

Classics at the Saenger
The Summer Classic Movie Series continues through Sunday, Aug. 19. Showtimes are 3 p.m. Sundays, doors open at 2:30 p.m. General admission $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Seats are first come, first served. The Sunday, July 22, film will be “Top Gun.” Visit for complete schedule.

“Born to be Wild”
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, “Born to be Wild” transports moviegoers to the lush rainforests of Borneo and across the rugged Kenyan savannah as scientists and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return elephants and orangutans to the wild. Through July 15. Visit

Garden sketch club
Visit Mobile Botanical Gardens every Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a relaxing time sketching in the gardens. All levels of experience are welcome. General admission is $5 for non-members.


“Water’s Extreme Journey”
An exciting quest that transforms you into a drop of water entering a watershed and traveling to oceans, while learning how clean choices keep our drops healthy and moving toward a clean ocean. Daily through Sept. 3 at Gulf Coast Exploreum. Visit for details.

“Ice Age Imperials”
History Museum of Mobile through Aug. 26. Imagine traveling 20,000 years into the past when fierce cats, enormous mastodons and woolly mammoths, 6-foot-tall beavers and other giant creatures roamed the land and every day was a struggle for survival. Visit or call 251-301-0266.

Thursdays at MMoA
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Mobile Museum of Art offers free admission to all Mobile County residents. No reservations are necessary. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive. Call 251-208-5200.


Mobile BayBears
Beginning Wednesday, July 18, the BayBears will host the Chattanooga Lookouts in a five-game series at Hank Aaron Stadium. Call 251-479-BEAR (2327), log onto or visit BayBears offices.

85th annual ADSFR
The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a project of the Mobile Jaycees, will celebrate its 85th year beginning Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22. Visit to purchase tickets and for complete information. Musical guests include The Molly Ringwalds, Friday at 7 p.m. and The Red Clay Strays, Saturday at 5 p.m. Both are free entry and free parking.

8th annual Dauphin Street Vault
Pole vaulting competitors of all ages and skill levels will compete Saturday, July 21, 10-11:30 a.m. on Lower Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile. Visit or @MobileSportsAuthority on Facebook.

Bingo at VIA!
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. VIA! Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St., 251-478-3311. Open to the public.

Piyo Tone
Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 2 at Stott’s Park (2150 N. Demetropolis Road), 6-6:45 p.m. Class fee $21. Call 251-463-7980.

Table Tennis Club
Mondays, 5:30-8 p.m., and Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. (adults only) at Laun Park (5401 Windmill Drive). Mike Ho, Baker HS table tennis coach, will help everyone with their game. Paddles provided or bring your own. All levels welcome; $1 at the door. Call 251-463-7980.


Baldwin County Commission: First and third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., 322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette. Work sessions are the 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. County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale,

Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave.,

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 are the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.,

Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd.,

Elberta Town Council: Third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the town hall. Workshop meeting on the second Tuesday. City Council: Second and fourth Monday at 6 p.m., 161 N. Section St. Work sessions are held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m.,

Fairhope Planning Commission: First Monday at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. For more information visit

Foley City Council: First and third Monday at 5:30 p.m., 407 E. Laurel Ave. Work sessions begin at 4 p.m.,

Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St.,

Mobile City Council: Tuesdays at Government Plaza, 205 Government St. Pre-council meeting begins at 9 a.m.; council meeting begins at 10:30 a.m.,

Mobile Planning Commission: First and third Thursdays at 2 p.m., 205 Government St.,

Orange Beach City Council: First and third Tuesdays at 5 p.m., 4099 Orange Beach Blvd.,

Prichard City Council: Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 216 E. Prichard Ave.,

Satsuma City Council: First and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m. City Hall, 5464 Old Highway 43, 251-675-1440.