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Mother’s Day Concert
Sunday, May 12, 5:30 p.m. at Bellingrath Gardens. The Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra will present a concert on Live Oak Plaza. Guests are also invited to bring a picnic supper. You may reserve a table for 4 for $25, or a table for 6 for $30. The rentals include chairs and a table covering. Make your reservations early, as tables are limited. Visit bellingrath.org for more information.
District 1 Moffett Road Community Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 6-7 p.m. at Forest Hill Elementary School (4501 Moffett Rd.) Citizens will have the opportunity to get important updates from key city departments and community information from Thosa London, a credit expert, Chandra Brown of Lifelines Counseling and Shemika Brown from the Census Bureau. The following companies have also been invited to provide information regarding local employment opportunities and job training programs: Austal, Mobile County Personnel Board, Wal-Mart Distribution Center and Bishop State Community College.
Thursday, May 9, 7 – 10 p.m. at the James P. Nix Center (1 Bayou Drive, Fairlope). Members $5 Guest $9; James P. Nix Center, Fairhope 251-928-2835. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Luncheon of the Mobile ACCW
Wednesday, May 8, 9:15 a.m at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish (2605 Springhill Avenue). Meeting begins at 9:45 a.m.; Mass 11:15 a.m. Lunch $13/per person following Mass. Please make reservations by May 2nd with Carlee Russell (251) 533-4771 or Betty Roberson (251) 423-5138.
Evening garden stroll
Thursday, May 9, 5:30 – 7 p.m. The Evening Garden Stroll is a kickoff to National Public Gardens Week, which is celebrated nationwide to promote public gardens’ important role in leading environmental stewardship and awareness. Guests will enjoy complimentary wine and cheese, plus free samples in our Gift Shop. Visit www.publicgardens.org.
21st Annual Business Expo & Job Fair
Thursday, May 9, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at The Grounds. Over 100 businesses and organizations available to discuss job opportunities and accept resumes. Free workshops: resume development, interviewing skills, networking skills, and private consultations. For more information call (251) 652-0585 or visit their website at www.sarpc.org.
“Rock the Block”
Friday, May 10, 5:30 p.m. at The Steeple. This family- friendly night will include food, music and a fire truck for kids to explore. Admission is free.
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Tricentennial Park. Creek Fest is a celebration of Three Mile Creek, which was the city’s first source of drinking water. It affects many local communities as it flows through six of Mobile’s seven districts, parts of Prichard and all three of Mobile County’s districts. The free event will again include a cane-pole fishing tournament for ages 16 and under, along with other family-friendly activities. The new kayak/canoe launch will be available for the first time as free rides will be again be provided. For more details, please visit www.creekfest.org and www.facebook.com/ILoveCreekFest.
“The Life and Times of Doc Holliday”
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. at Foley Public Library (319 E. Laurel Avenue). Dr. Richard Thomas is an expert on Doc Holliday and a collector of memorabilia connected to him. Baldwin County Genealogical Society meetings are free and open to the public. Visit www.baldwingenealogy.org for more information.
Oakleigh Belle tea party
Saturday, May 11, 1 p.m. at Oakleigh House. Come and enjoy tea and treats, a hat contest, tours of Oakleigh and a raffle. Admission is $25 for adults and free for children under 10. Limited tickets available.
Public Service Committee meeting
Tuesday, May 14, 1:30 p.m. in the Council Conference Room on the 9th Floor of the South Tower in Government Plaza. Councilwoman Bess Rich has announced the Public Service Committee will discuss the proposed amendments to the City’s Wrecker Ordinance.
Friday, May 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. Scientists and attendees will discuss the role of stormwater drainage on tidal creeks along the northern Gulf of Mexico. The discussion will help shape a new research study. Representatives from local municipalities, government agencies, academic institutions, planning/engineering firms and others are encouraged to attend. The deadline for registration is May 10, and space is limited. Contact Eric Sparks at email@example.com for more information.
Memorial Day concert
Baldwin Pops Friday, May 17, 7 p.m. at Spanish Fort Pavillion.
Alabama’s 15th annual Blue Star Salute Celebration
Saturday, May 18 at Battleship Memorial Park. The day’s event will honor those who serve, have served, and those who have fallen in military service. Events will begin at 7:00 a.m. with the 5K Memorial Run and Walk honoring Alabama’s fallen heroes, the 151st Alabama National Guard Band will provide a patriotic concert at 9:00 a.m., and The Blue Star Salute Celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m. featuring keynote speaker Admiral Kent Davis commissioner of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs. Special recognition will be given to the families of all those who have lost their lives in military service since 9/11 from the state of Alabama. For more information visit their website http://www.armedforcesdaymobile.com or the Blue Star Salute Foundation web site https://bluestarsalute.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A Night with Nick Saban”
Wednesday, May 8, 5:45 p.m. at Renaissance Riverview Plaza. Silent auction with numerous signed sports memorabilia. Special guest Scott Hunter. This annual event is the sole fundraiser for the non-profit Team Focus. To purchase tickets contact the Team Focus office at 251.635.1515 or visit teamfocususa.org.
Judge Roy Bean Reunion
Saturday, May 11, 3:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 199, Fairhope. Authentic “Bean” food, silent auction & raffles featuring vintage JRB memorabilia and the “Bean” photo booth. Proceed to benefit Pilots for Christ. Bring a chair, no coolers, over 21 only.
“Butt Out” Colon cancer ride
Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. at Mobile Bay Harley Davidson. Benefit ride for Jennifer Rogers (WKRG Assignment Mgr.) and colon cancer awareness. Registration will start at 11:00 a.m. and a police escorted ride to Bob’s Downtown Diner will leave at 12:30. For more information go to @email@example.comTVbikerdad on Facebook.
Crawfish for a Cause
Saturday, May 11, 12 – 3 p.m. at The Grounds. Live music, kids activities and silent auction. Tickets are available through Eventbrite and include all-you-care-to-eat crawfish and beverages for $30. Tickets for children ages 6 to 10 are $10 and those 5 and under are admitted for free. All proceeds go to USA Health University Hospital’s Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center. For more information call (251) 415-1077.
Stamp Out Hunger
Saturday, May 11th. Letter Carriers across the nation will collect non-perishable food donations and deliver them to local Food Banks as part of the nation’s largest one-day annual food drive. Feeding the Gulf Coast is happy to partner with local post offices to be their benefiting partner of the 28th anniversary of the NALC “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. We encourage you to set a bag of donations at your mailbox on Saturday, May 11 for your letter carrier to pick up on their normal mail route. https://www.feedingthegulfcoast.org/events/stamp-out-hunger
2nd Annual Jazz & Cocktails RX for a Cause
Thursday, May 16, 5:30 p.m. at Azalea Manor. Silent auction, live music, raffles and giveaways, and cash bar. All proceeds to benefit Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy. Tickets: $65 for couples/$35 person. Tickets can be purchased at www.ozanampharmacy.org or at the door.
“Urban Wild” at ACAC
Opening Friday, May 10, 6 – 9 p.m. 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.
Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m. at The Steeple. The PACT players present first annual spring gala, “Catharsis.” Ticket price includes admission for one and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”
The Playhouse in Park’s adaptation of the humorous Mark Twain classic, with an original script and score. May 3-19. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Call 251-602-0630 for information and reservations or visit www.playhouseinthepark.org.
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.
Tenth Annual Children’s Cup Regatta
Saturday, May 11, 12 p.m. Fairhope Yacht Club. A family-friendly event, guests are invited to watch the races free-of-charge. Throughout the afternoon, guests can bid on silent auction items, enjoy the kids’ activity area, a cash bar and live music from Doc Rodgers and the Rock Dodgers. The awards ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. Benefiting Children’s of Alabama.
Run Ride Scout
Saturday, May 11, 7 a.m. at Battleship Memorial Park. 5K, Duathlon & 1-Mile Family Fun Run benefits local scouting programs at the Mobile Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Register on RunSignup (http://bit.ly/RUNRIDESCOUT2019) or on www.bsamac.org/RunRideScout.
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.
West Coast Swing in Fairhope
Wednesdays at 7 p.m., American Legion Post 199 in Fairhope. Hosted by Pensacola Dance Society. Call 850-503-9978.
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.
Marriages End, Families Don’t
Lifelines Counseling Services will host “Helping Children Cope with Divorce,” an educational program focusing on how effective parenting can lessen the negative impact of divorce and parental separation on children. Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m. to noon and Monday, April 8, 6-10 p.m., 705 Oak Circle Drive East, Mobile. Sign up at lifelinesmobile.org.
Intro to 3D printing & CAD software
Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m. at Ben May Main Library. Remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s) are underwater robots that are widely used in marine science research, exploration and industry and are great tools to explore STEM!\. Come join the Dauphin Island Sea Lab as they share their ROV outreach exhibit with us. We will build, drive and fly ROV’s in their traveling pool. For more information, please call 494-2271.
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