Fifth annual Bulls on the Beach
The Flora-Bama is hosting a weekend full of events beginning Thursday, with a $100 per plate dinner with the bull riders, with proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. On Friday, Sammy Kershaw will perform in the bullring area at 8 p.m., with tickets ranging from $15 to $40. Saturday’s schedule includes a mechanical bull riding bikini contest at 3 p.m., with the bull riding competition set for 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $225. For information, visit www.florabama.com, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-236-1765.
Art of the Entrée
Enjoy chefs around Mobile as they share everything from their culinary ideas and thoughts, to the smells and tastes that make their creations unique and appealing to you. In this segment, Faulkner State’s well-acclaimed Chef Brandon Thrash shares his knowledge of the culinary arts. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. For more information call 251-208-5200.
Thursdays at the Museum
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, offers free admission to all visitors. Join MMOA each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. No reservations necessary.
Observe National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September by donating blood with the American Red Cross. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease affecting as many as 100,000 Americans that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. Donors throughout the month will receive a coupon by email for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations. The American Red Cross will be at Columbia Southern University, 21982 University Lane in Orange Beach, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Blues & Grooves Music Festival
A heart-warming event where several blues bands donate their talent to help raise awareness about Down Syndrome with the goal of demonstrating that people with Down Syndrome are more alike than different. There will be a silent auction, games, vendors and lots of fun! The event will be at the Malaga Inn, 359 Church St. Sponsored by the Down Syndrome Society of Mobile County. For more information contact Pamela Field at 251-622-3601 or email email@example.com.
Mobile Par-3 Golf and Putting Tournament
The event is set for the Robert Trent Jones’ Magnolia Grove Short Course, 2005 Magnolia Grove Parkway, Mobile, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The format is two-person, best-ball, amateurs only. The entry fee is $100 per player. Field is limited to 54 teams. For information, call 251-471-4910 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need a new BFF? Adopt one! Join the Mobile SPCA for an adoption event at Petsmart in the Pinebrook Shopping Center, 3964 Airport Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information please call 251-633-3531.
Every month, the Mobile County Health Department’s veterinarian provides hundreds of residents with low-cost vaccines for their dogs, cats and ferrets at a variety of locations. The rabies clinic will be at Pet Supplies Plus, 803 Hillcrest Road, 1:30 p.m. till 4 p.m. For more information call 251-690-8823.
Voices of Jerusalem
Voices of Jerusalem depicts the rich story of Jerusalem through artifacts, photographs and a lecture series, complimenting the National Geographic film “Jerusalem.” The film gives the vision of three young Jerusalemites and their families – Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Through their eyes, audiences will learn what it means to call Jerusalem home and experience celebrations and events that mark the high points of a year in the life of the city. The film will be playing at the Exploreum, 65 Government St. For show times call 251-208-6873.
Coast 2 Coast
Mississippi Gulf Coast Artists present Coast 2 Coast at Art Place, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 7125 Hitt Road, Mobile. A Gallery Reception will be held 3-5 p.m.
Come enjoy complimentary mimosas as artists work at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St. There will also be works by more than 60 area artists on display. For more information call 251-694-0278
Tax Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to work at tax help sites in the Mobile area during the 2015 tax season. Those who volunteer will be trained with Internal Revenue Service tax materials to help elderly and low-to-middle-income people with their federal and state individual income tax returns. For more information or to volunteer, contact United Way of Southwest Alabama at 251-431-0110 or dial 2-1-1.
Visitors Day at Via
Join Via from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Visitors Day. Take a tour of the largest seniors facility in Mobile and learn about the organization that had been serving those 55 and older for more than 40 years. Learn what exiting health, fitness and enrichment programs we have to offer. Your membership may be paid for by your health insurance carrier. For more information on Via visit viamobile.org.
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society hosts dance classes with professional instructors at 7 p.m., followed by dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10. There will be a cash bar and no need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome. Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31, Spanish Fort. For more information, email Cassie Fishbein at Cassief13@aol.com.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a nonprofit, weekly weight loss support group. Learn how to lose weight successfully with no immediate obligation to join. Tuesday mornings, 9:30 a.m. Christ United Methodist Church, The Christ Center, Room C-201, 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile. For more information call 753-0755 or 447-2179 or visit www.tops.org.
Bend & Brew
Join Fairhope Brewing every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. for Hoppy Yoga. The taproom is transformed into a yoga studio with Soul Shine Yoga leading the session. It’s only $5 to participate in the class, and then you can stick around for beer specials as well as light snacks provided by Pretty Mean Sweets. Fairhope Brewing is located at 914 Nichols Ave., Fairhope.
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