Palmer Williams Group gala
Thursday, June 27, 5 p.m. at The Battlehouse Renaissance Hotel. Palmer Williams Group invites guests to attend dinner with emcee Lance Crawford, where two area high school seniors will receive $500 scholarships. Guests will be able to bid on auction items of football memorabilia. Photo opportunities with former Alabama and Auburn football players, including Antonio Langham, Derrick Lassic, Willie Anderson, Sam Shade, Willie Gaston, Jake Coker, Jesse McCovery and Antonio Coleman. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-annual-benefit-gala-dinner-with-david-and-sherman-tickets-59823664190?aff=erelexpmlt
Paint party at Bellingrath
Wednesday, June 26, 6 – 8 p.m. Paint your favorite Bellingrath Gardens scenes and flowers on a 12 x 16 canvas during this special evening paint party with artists Renee Wallace and Janie Brown. All supplies are included. To register, or for details, email [email protected], or call 251-459-8868.
Birds and brews
Thursday, June 27, 5 – 7 p.m. at The Pascagoula River Audubon Center (Moss Point, MS). A quarterly happy-hour event featuring a variety of beer, wine and light snacks. A guided walk showcases the local critters and plants, followed by a light (but competitive) game of nature trivia that is complete with prizes for the winning team. For tickets and more information please visit pascagoula.audubon.org
Community input meeting
Thursday, June 27, 5 – 6 p.m. at the Adult Activity Center (260 Clubhouse Dr.) in Gulf Shores. Meeting will be for the future plans of Kids Park Playground. For more information regarding the Community Input Meeting, please contact Matt Young by email at [email protected] or call 251-968-9826.
Voyage to Historic Bayou Canot
Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. from Blakeley Historic State Park. Remote Bayou Canot, was the scene of two of the most dramatic tragedies in regional history: the derailment of Amtrak’s “Sunset Limited” in 1993 and the last documented importation of African slaves into the United States in 1860 aboard the Clotilda. This two-hour excursion showcases the incredible beauty and natural diversity of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta featuring unique opportunities to view the abundance of the delta wildlife, such as eagles, ospreys and, of course, alligators. For tickets and more information visit https://www.blakeleypark.com/
Splash at the Patch
Sunday, June 30, 4 – 6 p.m. at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church (Patch Parking Lot). Inflatables, games and water fun for all ages. For more information find us on Facebook @dauphinwayumc.
WWI photo galleries
Wednesday, July 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Fort Morgan Historic Site. Photo galleries will be showcased that include domestic life, recreation, military training and more as well as living history participants stationed throughout the fort to answer questions. For more information go to Fort-Morgan.org.
Tuesday, July 2, 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be parked at the mall entrances near McDonalds in the The Shoppes of Bel Air.
Grand Bay Watermelon Festival
Wednesday/Thursday, July 3-4, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Grand Bay Odd Fellows Festival Park (10327 Taylor F. Harper Blvd.). Ice-cold watermelon, baby contest, and open car show. Visit www.grandbaywatermelonfestival.org for details.
Independence Day street party/fireworks
Wednesday, July 3, 5 – 9 p.m. at The Wharf. Live entertainment, kid-friendly activities, prize giveaways, SPECTRA Sound & Light Spectacular, fireworks and more. For details please visit ALWharf.com
GulfQuest 4th of July celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2 – 9 p.m. Multiple activities throughout the day including Inflatable Tropical Water Slide ($5 per child, unlimited), corn hole and sidewalk chalk competition. GulfQuest museum exhibits will be open from 2-7 p.m. with $5 per person admission. Food and drinks will be available on the Riverfront Promenade. For more information on this event, please visit our website at www.gulfquest.org, call 251-436-8901 or email [email protected]
Mobile Pops concert and fireworks
Thursday, July 4, beginning 7 p.m. in Cooper Riverside Park. Traditional concert lineup to celebrate Independence Day. Free and open to the public.
American Legion celebration
Thursday, July 4, The American Legion (700 S. Mobile, Street, Fairhope). BBQ starting at 11a.m., Music by Gravity Blinks (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and Redfield (4 – 8 p.m.). Watch fireworkds from Legion beach or pier. For more information please call (251) 928-9132.
Gulf Shores 4th fireworks
Thursday, July 4, 9 p.m. at Gulf State Park. Annual July 4th fireworks display along with food trucks, live music and family-friendly activities. Visit GulfShoresAL.gov.
Fireworks at the Fort
Friday, July 5, 9 p.m. at the FORT Container Park (Spanish Fort). Live music and family-friendly activities. Visit thefortpark.com for details.
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 protected]
Palmer Williams Group gala Thursday, June 27, 5 p.m. at The Battlehouse Renaissance Hotel. Palmer Williams Group invites guests to attend dinner with emcee Lance Crawford, where two area high school seniors will receive $500 scholarships. Guests will be able to bid on auction items of football memorabilia. Photo opportunities with former Alabama and Auburn football players, including Antonio Langham, Derrick Lassic, Willie Anderson, Sam Shade, Willie Gaston, Jake Coker, Jesse McCovery and Antonio Coleman. Tickets can be purchased athttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-annual-benefit-gala-dinner-with-david-and-sherman-tickets-59823664190?aff=erelexpmlt
Tuesday thru Sunday, now through June 28. The University of Alabama’s theatre department follows the journey of Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie as they form their band “Forever Plaid” before they meet a tragic ending from which they return via the holes in the ozone for one final performance. For showtimes and tickets go to SummerTide.org.
“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, Mobile Museum of Art. 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.
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.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Stott’s Park (N. Demetroplis & Cottage Hill. Call 463-7980 or 208-1610 for more info.
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.
Boating knowledge, safety class
The Period Bay Power Squadron is offering its boating knowledge and safety class on Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Lillian Recreational Park. For additional information, 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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