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MPD recruitment open house
Interested in becoming a police officer? Attend the Mobile Police Department Recruitment Open House to learn about the application process, benefits and pay, and selection process. Thursday, May 31, 5-8 p.m., at the Mobile Police Training Academy, 1251 Virginia St. Call 251-208-2720 or message a recruiter on www.facebook.com/JointheMPD/.
Skin cancer screenings
Infirmary Health and FOX10 News will offer free skin cancer screenings Friday, June 1. 8-11 a.m. at four locations: FOX10 News in Mobile, Thomas Fitness Center in Fairhope, North Baldwin Fitness Center in Bay Minette and at the Atmore Community Hospital.
South Alabama Antique Tractor and Engine Club will hold its annual “Plow Days” Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at Underwood Farm, 1801 County Road 71 S., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food, music, vendors, plowing, threshing, corn grinding and tractor games. Call 251-978-0661.
Kids Market in the Park
At the June 2 Cathedral Square farmers market, we will preview the annual Kids Days in Bienville Square along with arts and crafts produced by local artisans, locally grown produce, seafood, cheese and eggs, honeys, flowers and plants, baked goods, pasta and more. The market runs every Saturday, 7 a.m. to noon, through July 28. Find us on Facebook at @MarketsinMobile.
Libraries Rock! Mobile
Staff members throughout the Mobile Public Library system will join the staff at the Ben May Main Library and the West Regional Branch on Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to noon for the kickoff of the 2018 Summer Library Program. Come by either location to register and sign up for eight weeks of fun and entertainment. Visit mobilepubliclibrary.org.
“Dial ‘M’ for Marriage”
Mobile Mystery Dinner’s “Dial ‘M’ for Marriage” Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Riverview Hotel. Advance reservations are required. Contact Lisa Russell, 251-415-3092.
The Abba Shriners’ Gun & Knife Show will be Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 7701 Hitt Road, Mobile. Admission is $6. Ages 14 and under free.
Join the local attractions for the second annual Explore Mobile Sunday, June 3, 1-6 p.m. in Mardi Gras Park downtown. Enjoy live music, food and activities, as well as free/discounted admission to the city’s tourist attractions. Visit www.exploremobile.org.
Visioning at Blakeley
Come to Blakeley Park on Sunday, June 3, noon to 3 p.m. for after-service visioning in nature, food, fun and fellowship. Hosted by Center for Spiritual Living, this will be a potluck dinner so bring a dish to share. Cost is $3 per person. Find us on Facebook @
Libraries Rock! Daphne
Daphne Public Library kicks off its summer reading program Monday, June 4, at 10 a.m. Free hot dogs and entertainment by Freedom Ranch Outreach Education. Call 251-621-2818, ext. 211.
Evening living history tours
Visit Fort Morgan at 6 p.m. beginning June 5 for weekly Tuesday night tours. Historians and site staff dressed in period uniform will conduct tours. Admission is $10 per person. Visit Fort-Morgan.org.
Tuesdays in Bernheim
Come to Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library on Tuesday evenings beginning June 5 for a special Summer Library Program Concert series. Visit www.mobilepubliclibrary.org or call 251-208-7097.
Mitchell Cancer Institute will celebrate Survivors Week June 4-8, with free activities each day to inspire and celebrate life. RSVP for all activities by calling 251-445-9691. More information available from vmcmillian@health.
Join us for free wine tastings with Marci Kinsey of Pinnacle Wine & Spirits, Wednesday, June 6, at 5 p.m. at Domke Market. Live music by John Moore. Sample new gourmet foods and snacks. Facebook @domkemarket.
Summer garden walk at Bellingrath
Visit Bellingrath Gardens for the first Wonderful Wednesday, June 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for a guided tour to see the summer displays, floral borders and new additions. Stay for lunch in the Magnolia Café and visit gift shop. The series runs through July. Visit bellingrath.org; call 251-459-8864 to register.
Miracles by the Bay Charity Golf Classic
An annual fundraising event for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile. Tournament is Thursday, May 31, at Heron Lakes Country Club in Mobile, with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at noon. To purchase tickets and learn more about the event, visit rmhcmobile.org.
DI Red Snapper shootout
The largest red snapper wins at this event on Saturday, June 2, to benefit Ben Dunnam (50 percent proceeds to Ben, 50 percent to winner). Weigh-in will be at Waves DI, 1600 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island from 5:30 p.m. For more information call 251-709-6855.
Join us for live music, $2 beer, hot dogs, hamburgers and more on Tuesday, June 5, 4-8 p.m. at Bob’s Downtown Diner. There will be a Best of Class Show and prizes. A portion of the proceeds will be matched by Bob and donated for autism. Find us on Facebook @corneratfatandhappy.
“Flight of the Frigate Bird”
A documentary produced and created by the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program features an oral history of Dauphin Island during “pre-bridge” days with a continuing look forward at current and future environmental changes affecting DI’s landscape, economy and people. The film will be shown to the public on Thursday, May 31, at Bernheim Hall in the Ben May Main Public Library. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., premiere begins at 7.
“Art in the Park”
Join us for 2018’s “Art in the Park” on Thursday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at W.O. Lott Park. Crafts, inflatables and free concessions. Contact Daphne Parks & Recreation, 251-621-3703.
Art Talk: Video Art in “do it”
Join us Thursday, May 31, at 6 p.m. at the Mobile Museum of Art for a gallery talk with “do it” artists Brendon Cooke, Adam R. Forrester and Lauren Woods, who will discuss their work for the exhibition, the art of film-making and the role of performance in new-media art. Visit mobilemuseumofart.com.
Art Walk Opening
Join us Friday, June 1, 6-8 p.m. at the Eastern Shore Art Center (401 Oak St., Fairhope) for live music by Karin and Eric Marrero. For more info, email Adrienne@esartcenter.org or call 251-928-2228 ext 103. Visit www.esartcenter.org.
Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctorow, Ahrens and Flaherty’s “Ragtime” is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Performances will run three weekends, June 1-17 at the Joe Jefferson Playhouse. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Visit joejeffersonplayers.com.
Open auditions at JJP
Sunday, June 3, and Monday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m., The Joe Jefferson Players will be holding open auditions for their upcoming presentation of “Mamma Mia!” Visit joejeffersonplayers.com.
Gospels and spirituals
Mobile Vocal Arts Choral Society presents “A Celebration of Gospels & Spirituals” on Sunday, June 3, at 4 p.m. Free to the public. Government Street United Methodist Church, 901 Government St., in downtown Mobile. Contact Terry D. Maddox, firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-406-1454.
“Ice Age Imperials”
Explore “Ice Age Imperials” at the History Museum of Mobile now until Aug. 26. Imagine traveling 20,000 years into the past when fierce cats, enormous mastodons and wooly mammoths, 6-foot-tall beavers and other giant creatures roamed the land and every day was a struggle for survival. Visit historymuseumofmobile.com or call 251-301-0266.
“Permian Monsters: Life Before Dinosaurs”
Through June 3 at the Exploreum. Take an adventure back in time 290 million years when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea. Visit 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 Mobile County residents. No reservations are necessary. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive. Call 251-208-5200.
Old boys game
Come on out to Battleship Memorial Park Saturday, June 2, for the Battleship Rugby “Old Boys Game.” Game starts at 1 p.m. and party starts at 6 p.m. on the fantail of the ship. Find us on Facebook @battleshiprugby.
AFC Mobile vs. Real United FC
Gulf Coast Premier League action finds AFC Mobile taking the pitch against Moss Point, Mississippi’s Real United FC at Lipscomb Field on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. Visit www.afcmobile.net for details.
Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo
Featuring 28 categories with daily weigh-in viewing free to the public, live music and food. Tournament begins Friday, June 1, and ends Sunday, June 3, at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club. Admission is $45 for adult division and $25 for youth 12 and under. Visit FloraBama.com for more information.
Table Tennis Club
Join us Mondays, 5:30-8 p.m., and Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. (adults only), at Laun Park ( 5401 Windmill Drive) starting the week of June 4. 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.
Learn Disc Golf
Starting June 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Mitternight Park (5310 Colonial Oaks Drive). Class taught by Prodigy Disc Team member Dylan Hunn. Call 251-463-7980.
Publix Grandman Triathlon
Mobile Baykeeper hosts the 14th annual Publix Grandman Triathlon at the Fairhope Pier on Saturday, June 2, starting at 7 a.m. Proceeds benefit Mobile Baykeeper and myTeam Triumph: Southern Alabama. To register or volunteer, visit www.thegrandman.com or call 251-433-4229.
Publix Jubilee Kids Triathlon
On Sunday, June 3, 7:30 a.m. at Fairhope Municipal Pier, Mobile Baykeeper partners with Eastern Shore Triathlon Club and Altaworx to co-host the Publix Jubilee Kids Triathlon.To register or volunteer, visit www.mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4229.
Movie on the lanes
Join us at Eastern Shore Lanes in Spanish Fort for our Kid’s Bowl Free Family Night on Mondays in June and July. Beginning Monday, June 4, a movie will be shown over the lanes. Find us on Facebook @ESLanes.
Join South Alabama Athletics on June 3, 5:30 p.m., at Fairhope Brewing and June 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Serda Brewing for the first-ever Jaguar Jamboree. Meet and get to know the head coaches and enjoy tailgate games, drawings for prizes and appearances by SouthPaw and Jaguars cheerleading squad. Find us on Facebook @USAAlumni.
Jack Friend lecture
Thursday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m., the History Museum of Mobile holds a lecture featuring local author and historian John Sledge, who will share stories from his book “These Rugged Days: Alabama in The Civil War.” For more information email theeckj@historymuseumofmobile.