Living History Memorial Day Tribute
Saturday, May 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Fort Morgan Historic Site (110 Hwy 180, Gulf Shores). Includes a wreath laying ceremony in remembrance of the Tecumseh, living history groups spanning from the War of 1812 to WWII, guided tours, weapon demonstrations, artillery firing, and a photo gallery of WWI and WWII service members. For more information go to Fort-Morgan.org.
Catt’s Brown Bag Concerts
Wednesday, May 22, 11:30 a.m – 1 p.m. at Bienville Square with Light Travelers.
Neigborhoods on Tap Wednesday, May 22, 5:30-7 p.m. at POST (571 Dauphin St.) Hosted by Restore Mobile, join us for a free event with beer and burgers. Learn about the work Restore Mobile is doing to preserve and energize Mobile’s historic neighborhoods. For more information visit restore mobile.org.
S’mores on the shore
Thursday, May 23, 6 p.m. at Gulf Shores Public Beach. Campfires, s’mores and free admission. For more information contact the Special Events Division at 251.968.1172 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov.
Luau Theme Cabaret dance
Thursday, May 23, 7 – 10 p.m. at James P. Nix Center (Fairhope). Member $5, Guest $9. For more information please call 251.928. 2835.
Friday, May 24 – Sunday, 26 at Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel. Three-day convention for fantasy, science fiction, horror, comic book, anime and gaming fans. Visit www.mobilecomiccon.org for details.
Spring Sunset Cruise
Friday, May 24, departing dock at 6:30 p.m. at Historic Blakeley State Park. Take an excursion down the waterways of the lower Mobile-Tensaw Delta and views of the setting sun and the cool bay breeze before returning upriver. Complimentary snacks and soft drinks will be provided. Tickets are just $29 for adults, and $19 for children 6-12. To reserve your seat, visit the events page on at www.blakeleypark.com or call 251.626.0798.
Memorial Day Concert Baldwin Pops Friday, May 24, 6:30 p.m. at Foley Heritage Park.
Pepsi Ball Drop at The Wharf
Friday, May 24, 5-9 p.m. Begin summer season with a 5,000-beach ball drop (including a safe, child-friendly area to grab beach balls), surf simulator, bubble zone, bounce house, animals, live entertainment and prizes. Admission is free. Visit ALWharf.com for details.
Remembering our heroes
Saturday, May 25, 12 p.m. at Mobile Bay Harley-Davidson. Join us as we spend the day remembering those fallen heroes. Our HOG Chapter will be out on the grill and as always the Angels will be here with free beer. Visit www.mobilebayharley.com for more information.
SplashGround Express opening
Saturday, May 25, 9:30 a.m. at Medal of Honor Park (1711 Hillcrest Road). Please join Councilwoman Bess Rich and Mayor Sandy Stimpson for grand opening of the new splash pad which is adjacent to the revitalized Playground Express.
Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s (200 E. 25th Avenue, Gulf Shore). Live music on multiple stages and family-friendly activities. Admission is free. Visit LuLuBuffett.com for more information.
Baldwin County Memorial Day Flag Relay
Monday, May 27th. For the past nine years, runners have escorted flags in Baldwin County on Memorial Day to honor it’s fallen heroes. Additionally, signs will be placed along the route to honor fallen service members. Following the run, the signs will be collected and redistributed accordingly. For more information on the Baldwin County Run Group, please contact Elizabeth York @ 251-533-1323 or [email protected] / Tyler York @ 251-979-4804 or [email protected]/ “Memorial Day Flag Relay Baldwin County” on Facebook.
Spot check for skin cancer
Friday, May 31, 8 a.m. at 3 locations: Fox10 Studios (1501 Satchel Paige Dr.), Thomas Fitness Center (212 Hospital Dr., Fairhope) and North Baldwin Fitness Center (2115 Hand Ave., Bay Minette). The first 100 persons at each location will be able to identify a concerned spot and have it examined by a local physician.
20th Anniversary Art Market
Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. at Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s. Celebrate LuLu’s 20th anniversary and support the Gulf Coast Art Alliance all summer long with local art vendors, a $250 gift card raffle, birthday cake and the legendary West Indies Salad from the original Lulu’s Sunset Grill menu while it lasts. Visit LuLuBuffett.com for details.
Summer reading celebration kick-off
Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Ben May Main Library and West Regional Library. The Mobile Public Library’s Summer Reading Celebration is an eight-week program for all ages, including adults. During the eight weeks of programming, each library throughout the system will host special performers and events that focus on the importance of reading. For more information, please check out the website at src.mobilepubliclibrary.org.
Abba Shrine Craft & Attic Show
Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Abba Shrine Center. Admission $3 – ages 14 and under are free.
Sunday, June 2, 1 – 6 p.m. at Mardi Gras Park in Downtown Mobile. Presented by the History Museum of Mobile, come enjoy live music, food, activities, as well free/discounted admission to the city’s tourist attractions. For more information visit www.exploremobile.org.
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]
SBIC Charity Corn Hole Tournament
Saturday, June 1, 2 – 6 p.m. at Haint Blue Brewing Co. Come out and support Southern Brain Injury Clinic who supports our veterans, combating PTSD by healing brains.
Red Snapper shootout
Saturday, June 1, Aloe Bay Boat Storage, Dauphin Island. This is a benefit tournament being held to support Mrs Theresa Pyle as she battles an aggressive cancer. All proceeds will go to her and her family. For more information find us on Facebook @TheAlabamaFleet.
“Science Fiction Science Future”
Beginning May 25 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.
“The Making of a Food Desert: A Byproduct of Urban Renewal”
Opened May 2019 at the USA Archaeology Museum (6052 USA Drive South). Features side-by-side photos taken by volunteer Community Health Advocate Barbara M. Hodnett and archival photography from USA’s Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Co-presented by USA Health’s Center for Healthy Communities, the photos are used to illustrate the loss of businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies and medical offices in the 36603 ZIP code beginning in the 1950s. The exhibit is free and will be on display through the summer.
Tuesday thru Sunday, June 1 – 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.
Everblue Arts Festival
June 1 – 10 in Fairhope. This 10-day introduction to Fairhope will feature performing arts events for the whole family, with memorable music and theatre including the hit musical Sister Act, An Evening of Frank Sinatra, The Marlow Boys Live, and Cabaret Under the Stars. A family-friendly event, guests are invited to watch our young artists perform an evening of musical delight. Season tickets include access to all shows for $100, or tickets for each evening are $25 per person and include dinner or appetizers.
“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.
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.
Police vs. Fire softball game
Friday, May 24, 4:30 p.m. at Hank Aaron Stadium. Tickets are only $10 and $5 of every ticket will be donated to families of the fallen. To purchase tickets, visit mobilebaybears.com and use promo code “policeandfire”. For more information, call the Hank Aaron Stadium front office at 251-572-BEAR (2327).
NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship
Thursday, May 23 – Saturday, May 25 at Gulf Shores Sportsplex. Watch as both male and female collegiate athletes from all over the country compete in various outdoor track & field events. Admission is $10 for a day pass, $25 for a 3-day pass. Visit NAIA.org for more information.
Youth Phinman Triathlon
Saturday, May 25 at David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center. The PhinmanXL is open to children ages 10-14. This race will consist of a 100 yard swim, 2.8 mile bike ride and 0.83 mile run. The PhinmanXL will begin at 8 a.m. The PhinmanJR is open to children ages 6-9. This race will consist of a 50 yard swim, 1.8 mile bike ride and 0.4 mile run. The PhinmanJR will begin at 8:45 a.m. All participants must bring a bike and helmet for the cycling portion of the event. For more information and to register online, visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/triathlon
25th Annual L’Arche Football Preview
Thursday, May 30, 6 p.m. at USA’s Mitchell Center. Team Focus founders Mike and Mickey Gottfried will be the featured speakers. The evening includes a silent auction, dinner and a program of speakers. Tickets are $50 or $400 for a table. For tickets call 251-438-2094.
Saint Pius X golf tournament
Saturday, June 1 at Spring Hill College Golf Course. Registration 7 a.m., 8 a.m. shotgun start. Music, food, adult beverages and awards. Entry deadline is May 24. Questions call SPX Church Office (471-2449) or email: Mary Kay Eves ([email protected]), Skipper Walters ([email protected]) or Greg Roberts([email protected]). Proceeds benefit Saint Pius X Catholic School.
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
Mobile Parks & Rec classes
Bikini Boot Camp, Coyo (Core & yoga), Pound workout, Kiddie Pool Workout for adults, Kickboxing, Ballet Barre Workout, & Tai Chi. Free Pound class offered Wed., June 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Newhouse Rec. Center (off DIP). Call 463-7980 or 208-1610 for more information.
Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo
Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 1. $45 for adult division; $25 for youth division (12 and under); daily weigh-ins are free to public. Rodeo features 30 categories with daily weigh-ins, live music and food; benefits Operation ReConnect (OperationReconnect.org).
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.
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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