Crawfish in the Courtyard
The Gulf Coast Exploreum is hosting its 9th annual crawfish and music event on Tuesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction benefit Discover Science, a program to provide science experiences to underserved children. Visit exploreum.com for more information.

GENERAL INTEREST

Medicinal and Edible Plant Walk
A guided walk through the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Thursday, March 29 at 1 p.m. Walks are free to the public but reservations are required. Call 251-540-7720.

Fashion Show
The Mobile Parks & Recreation Department presents Golden Girlz with Pearlz: Fashion Show & Parade of Hats Thursday, March 29 at 10 a.m. at the Harmon-Thomas Community Center 1611 Belfast St., Mobile.

Elberta German Sausage Festival
The Elberta German Sausage Festival returns Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Elberta Town Park. Arts and crafts booths, children’s activities, live music, and cold drinks. For more information check us out on Facebook.

Magnolia Cemetery Medical History Tour
A special tour of Magnolia Cemetery, led by Tom McGehee, local historian and Museum Director of Bellingrath Home, on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Space is limited, please RSVP to admin@mobilemedicalmuseum.org   or call 251-415-1109.

Spring Paw-ty
Join Dog Days Barkery Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. for dog adoptions, easter photos, bake sale and raffle. Look us up on Facebook or call 251-375-1734.

Feathery Friends
Mark Wetzel, a licensed falconer, will explore the variety of raptors found in Alabama. Come and bring a chair Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Call 251-540-7720 for more information.

Bunny Bash 2018
The Bunny Bash, an event for the entire community, will be held at Lavretta Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. Huge Easter egg hunt with over 15,000 eggs, free food, inflatables, games, prizes and much more. Visit citychurchofmobile.com.

Dauphin Island Easter egg hunt
Bring the youngsters to Cadillac Square on Dauphin Island at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31. Kids should bring their favorite basket to fill with eggs and the Easter Bunny will be on hand for photo ops. Visit dauphinislandtourism.com for more information.

Saraland egg hunt
Come out to Saraland’s Amelia City Park on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. for a community egg hunt. We will have 15,000 eggs, games, food, face painting, a hayride, nerf wars and more!

Easter service at the Battleship
Government Street Baptist Church will hold their annual Easter sunrise service on the grounds of Battleship Memorial Park on Sunday, April 1 at 7 a.m. The service is free of charge and will be located in the picnic area.

Easter service at Bellingrath
A special sunrise service on Live Oak Plaza beginning at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, April 1, open to everyone. An offering will be collected to benefit Family Promise of Coastal Alabama. Complimentary admission for guests from 6-8 a.m. Visit bellingrath.org.

Platform85 Easter Launch
Platform85 is a new Christian church launching on Easter Sunday, April 1, at 1 p.m. at 316 Dauphin St. in downtown Mobile. For more info, visit www.platform85.com.

Satsuma splash pad opening
We will reopen for the 2018 season beginning Sunday, April 1 and remain open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Located at Fred K. Wright Park. Call 251-675-1440 for more information.

Three centuries walking tour
This new tour includes highlights from 315 years of Mobile’s history. Tour will be Sunday, April 1 from 2-4:30 p.m. beginning at Serda’s Coffee. Visit
www.secrethistorytours.com for details.

Bingo
Join Via! Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center at 1717 Dauphin St. for bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 251-478-3311.


FUNDRAISERS

Von’s block party
Von’s Bistro’s block party will be held Wednesday, March 28 from 6-9 p.m. The theme is “Starry Night” and all proceeds will benefit the Annual Campaign for Youth and Families. Contact the Moorer YMCA 251-438-1163.

Give Up for Lent
The Container Yard at 951 Government St. will be collecting canned goods through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 for Feeding the Gulf Coast, in Theodore, Alabama. Call 251-210-7038.

SethFest
Three-day festival beginning Thursday, March 29 in support of Seth Maness, recently diagnosed with appendix cancer. Proceeds will help pay for his treatments and support his family. Visit soulkitchenmobile.com and themerrywidow.net.

Pancake Breakfast
Join the Optimist Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama for the 9th annual Pancake Breakfast featuring a homemade, full course breakfast on Saturday, March 31, 8 a.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased directly from the Branch at 1517 Plaza Drive or online at www.bgcsouthal.org/pancake.

My Happy Dog 123
Please join us at the OK Bicycle Shop for our Doggy Happy Hour on Sunday, April 1 from 4-7 p.m. to raise funds for ARC — Awakening Respect and Compassion for all sentient beings. Visit us at facebook/ARCforallbeings.

Crawfish in the Courtyard
The Gulf Coast Exploreum is hosting its 9th annual crawfish and music event on Tuesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction benefit Discover Science, a program to provide science experiences to underserved children. Visit exploreum.com for more information.

Alabama Goes Teal
The Rape Crisis Center is taking part in Sexual Assault Awareness Month beginning with Day of Action/City Council Proclamation on Tuesday, April 3 at Government Plaza at 10 a.m. Wear a teal ribbon throughout the month of April in solidarity.

Hope for Healing Celebration Dinner
Join us on Tuesday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Riverview Plaza Hotel for dinner and hear from survivors and storytellers who lack access to health care. For ticket information visit www.victoryhealth.org.


ARTS

The Power of Passion
What evil controls the heart of a man when torn between his marriage, his ministry and his lover? “The Power of Passion” by Phelica L. Moore will be performed at the Mobile Saenger on Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m. For tickets visit mobilesaenger.com.

“Cabaret” at the JJP
Showtimes are Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1. For more information on showtimes and tickets visit joejeffersonplayers.com.

Elvis Lives
The University of Mobile Jazz Band will perform Elvis favorites at the Saraland Performing Arts Center on Monday, April 2 at 7 p.m. Visit www.umobile.edu/pas.

Rollercoaster
Upper Room A Cappella is hosting our 2nd annual Spring Concert Series Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at The Steeple. Featuring songs from top artists like Maroon 5, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Zac Brown Band, and many more. Reserve tickets online at upperroom.yapsody.com.

The Sixth Extinction
Join us for a reading by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Kolbert who will explain the science of those being affected most by climate change. Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Visit Stokes Center for Creative Writing on Facebook for more information.


MUSEUMS 

“Titanic: Honour & Glory”
“Titanic Honour & Glory” will run through April 15 at the History Museum of Mobile. In addition to the exhibition, the museum will host monthly events. Call 251-301-0273 or gavin.snyder@historymuseumofmobile.com.

“Alabama Main Streets”
Traveling postcard exhibit on display from Monday April 2, to Saturday, April 28, at the Spanish Fort Public Library. Visit spanishfortpubliclibrary.org for more information.

“Windows to the Sea”
“Windows to the Sea” is the latest permanent exhibit at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. Visit disl.org.

“Savage Ancient Seas”
“Savage Ancient Seas” will transport GulfQuest guests to a time when the last of the great dinosaurs roamed Earth and swam the seas. Visit www.gulfquest.org.

Fairhope’s Founding
Learn more about the 1894 founding of Fairhope at the Fairhope Museum of History, 24 N. Section St. The museum is open daily (except Sunday and Monday), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 251-929-1471.

Little Discoveries
“Outside the Box,” aimed at children age 6 and under, explores how innovation and creativity can lead to a world of possibilities, starting with a simple cardboard box. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Call 251-208-6893 or email jholland@exploreum.com.

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

Permian Monsters: Life Before Dinosaurs
Take an adventure back in time 290 million years when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea. The Exploreum will display this traveling exhibition Feb. 14 – June 3. Visit exploreum.com.

“Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland”
In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos Archipelago. Immerse yourself in this spectacular film at the Exploreum, until May 26. Visit exploreum.com.


WORKSHOPS

Fishing Seminar
Come join us to hear Richard Rutland explain how to be best prepared to fish this summer. Thursday, March 29 from 5-6 p.m. at McCoy Outdoors. Call 251-473-1080.

Woman of Worth
Join us Saturday, March 31, for Woman of Worth Business Empowerment Inc’s Vision Board Workshop and 3rd anniversary Celebration from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact the Mobile West Regional Library at 251-340-8555 for more information.

Skincare fundamentals
Come have fun while learning a proper regimen to keep youthful skin healthy with natural botanical products. Class is Tuesday, April 3 from 1-3 p.m. Call Salon West 54 Hundred for details, 251-662-8370.

Saving for Your Future
Learn how to budget and manage your finances. Paula Webb, Government Documents Librarian at USA will conduct this event Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ben May Main Library. For more information or to register, please call 208-7078.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Sole Yoga
Join Run-N-Tri and certified yoga instructor Lisa Blount for a free sunset yoga series. We will host seven sessions starting Thursday, March 29, 6 p.m. at Medal of Honor Park.

Battleship Rugby
Come out and support the Battleship Women as they take on rivals Memphis WRFC. Saturday, March 31 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 1801 S. Broad St., Brookley Aeroplex.

Free Yoga downtown
Recharge and refresh with Yoga at Alabama Contemporary Art Center. This free one-hour class is led by certified yoga instructors and open to participants of all levels of experience on Saturday, March 31, 11:30 a.m.

Group rides
South Alabama and Mississippi Mountain Bike Association invites all levels of cyclists to join them every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. at USA Bike Trails and Sunday at 9 a.m. at Chickasabogue Park. Email carrie@rideSAMBA.com.

Weekly 1K/5K
Every Thursday evening at 6 p.m., join Red Beard’s Outfitter and Cortlandt’s Pub in the Spring Hill Village Shopping Center for a 1K or 5K run and walk. No cost to participate.

Fitness and athletics classes
Try something new this year! Classes are being offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Tai Chi, bellydance, candlelit yoga, Piyo Tone and piano. Call 251-463-7980 or visit mobilecap.org

Pickleball for adults (indoors)
Offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School on Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Great sport for all ages combines tennis, ping pong and badminton on a court one-fourth the size of a tennis court. Call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.


PUBLIC MEETINGS

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. www.baldwincountyal.gov

Baldwin County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale, www.baldwincountyal.gov.

Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave., www.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 are the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., www.daphneal.com.

Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd., www.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 are held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m., www.cofairhope.com.

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

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

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., www.cityofmobile.org.

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

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

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

Satsuma City Council: First and third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 5464 Old Highway 43 Satsuma, AL 36572, 251-675-1440.