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 as free/discounted admission to the city’s tourist attractions. For more information visit www.exploremobile.org.
Art Thomas at Fairhope Museum of History
Thursday, May 30, 2 p.m. Born in 1942 at Fels and Summit Streets, Thomas has lived most of his life in Fairhope. His father and grandfather were police officers when the museum building housed the police department. For more information visit www.fairhopeal.gov.
Market in the Park
Thursday, May 30, 3 – 6 p.m. at Lavretta Park. Fresh local produce, bakers, makers, artists and other vendors.
“A Hard Rain” book reading
Friday, May 31, 8 p.m. at The Listening Room. Author Frye Gaillard is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 published works on Southern history and culture. Tickets $25 and includes a signed copy of “A Hard Rain.” Please call (251) 367-4599 for reservations.
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.
Market in the Park
Saturday, June 1, 7:30 a.m. – noon in Cathedral Square. Local fresh produce, bakers, makers, artists and local vendors.
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.
The State Pilotage Committee meeting
Tuesday, June 4, 1 p.m. at 201 North Jackson Street. Call (251) 471-1393 for more information.
“Ethics in the Marketplace”
Tuesday, June 4, 6 – 8 p.m. at Post. The Better Business Bureau and Young Professionals of Mobile are teaming up to present a networking event focused on Ethics i the Marketplace. Appetizers provided by O’Daly’s Hole in the Wall. For more information go to yopromobile.com.
Summer Garden Walk at Bellingrath
Wednesday, June 5, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tour the gardens to see new summer displays, floral borders and other additions. Visit bellingrath.org or call (251) 459-8864 for more information.
“Operation Deep Dive”
Thursday, June 6, 11:30 a.m. Marx Library at University of South Alabama. Public meeting to brief the community on “Operation Deep Dive,” a new study examining the factors related to suicide and self-harm among military Veterans. Please RSVP by May 31 http://bit.ly/deepdivesouthalabama.
“Splash into Summer”
Friday, June 7, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at J.R. Thomas Wellness, Fitness and Rehabilitation Center. Swimming pool open to everyone, health screenings, food and drinks, and activities and games. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Kathy Perry at (251) 463-4327.
Cancer Survivors Community Day
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. – noon at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute. Free family-friendly celebration for cancer survivors and their families including music, food, a dunking booth, photo booth, face painting and inflatables. Register online at www.survivorsweek.eventbrite.com.
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.
Saturday, June 1, 2 p.m. at The Ezell House. Samplings of champagne, hor d’oeuvres, music and silent auction of art. Proceeds to benefit the Mobile Arts Council Public art program. For more information go to www.fizzifest.com.
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.
“School of Rock: The Musical”
June 5 – 7 at The Steeple on St. Francis. A two hour, two-act musical (plus intermission) based on the hit movie. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Cash bar before show and intermission. For tickets and more information visit www.thepactmobile.com.
“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.
“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.
“Sensational Sixties: Fashions from a Defining Decade”
Opening May 31 through August 18, Mobile Museum of Art. Features 1960s fashions from haute couture to hippies. Go to historymuseumofmobile.com for details.
Free teacher workshop at Blakeley
Thursday, June 6, 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Conducted in partnership with the David Matthews Center for Civic Life and the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts, this workshop will introduce social studies teachers to the practice of deliberation in the classroom as a way to understand historical events. Teachers registering through the University of South Alabama’s Research and Inservice Center will receive professional development credit. For more information or to register, visit the events page at www.blakeleypark.com or www.southalabama.edu/centers/saric.
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.
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.
Publix Grandman Triathlon
Saturday, June 1, 7 a.m. Fairhope Municipal Pier. For more information and to register visit https://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/grandmantriathlon
“Just for the Mud of It”
Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m. at 12251 Tanner Williams Road. An approximately 5K mud run and obstacle course designed, built, and maintained by the Mobile Police Department S.W.A.T. Team. Public is invited come out challenge yourself to complete the course. For details go to https://justforthemudofit.org/
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Skipper Walters (email@example.com) or Greg Roberts(firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
“Start Safe .. Finish Safe”
Wednesday, May 29, 1 – 2:30 p.m. at Daphne Public Library. Topics included in the workshop will be boat terminology, life jacket usage, aids to navigation and more. Teens and their families are invited to attend. This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Daphne Library. For further information or to register call Daphne Public Library at (251) 620-2503.
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