"Thunder on the Bay" at Fort Gaines Historic Site, 51 Bienville Avenue on Dauphin Island is Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24. The public is invited to a day of living history for the whole family, a reenactment of the 151st Battle of Mobile Bay. Call 251-861-6992 for more information.
Dauphin Island has several events going on down at the West End Beach--a movie at dark on May 21; concerts on May 23, one at 3:30 p.m. (Tropic Flyer) and one at 6 p.m. (Delta Reign.) Then on May 24, Leland Clay will play at 3:30 p.m. and Gino Rosaria and Grove Symphony will perform at 7:45 p.m.
Thursday, May 21, 6 p.m., Bayside Book Club will meet at Parkway Branch Library. The
May book selection is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. New members are always welcome. Call Betty Fowler, 476-2600, for information.
The Chickasaw Kiwanis Freedom Run is Saturday, May 23 at Chickasaw Civic Center Grounds. Call Carnes Craig, 251-680-8831 for details.
On Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Irvington will host "Ole South Day," a family fun day to discover and celebrate our Southern Heritage. There'll be period music and demonstrations in cooking, basket making, quilting, and blacksmithing, as well as arts and crafts for sale. Events will take place behind the church at 9074 Irvington Bayou La Batre Highway. There's no admission or parking fees. For other information, call 957-2718.
The Semmes Senior Center, 9635 Moffett Road is hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 649-2010 for more information.
The 4th Annual Mobile County Master Gardeners Farm to Table Tasting Event is Monday, June 1, 6-8 p.m. at Five Rivers Delta Hall. Admission fee is $65 per person and includes a delicious tasting that will encourage people to "Eat Fresh, Eat Local." For Information, call 574-8445.
The next Mobile Master Gardeners class is August 12-November 14, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Deadline to apply is June 5. Call 574-8445 for more details.
The Red Hatters Club at Parkway SAIL Center for Seniors will meet at the Center on Wednesday, May 20. Call 471-2503 for information.
Among the activities planned for seniors at the Parkway Center this week are a Seniors and Tots Reading Club on Wednesday, May 20; Creative Writing with Judy Gammage, Tuesday, May 19; Free Gift Day and Karaoke & Coffee on Friday, May 23. Call Freda Mitchell, 471-2503 for more details on these and other activities at Parkway Senior Center, 1600 Boykin Boulevard at Daupohin Island Parkway.
The Hillcrest Writers Group with Susan Rouillier as leader is held each Thursday, 10:30 a.m. at Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road. May birthdays will be celebrated at CHMRSCC at noon on Friday, May 29. Call 602-4963 for more information on these and other events at the Center.
Memorial Day celebrations on the agendas include the following events:
American Legion Post 250, 10950 Dauphin Island Parkway, has several Memorial Day Weekend events scheduled. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 21-23, the Honor Guard and other Post 250 members will place an American flog on each veteran's grave at the following cemeteries: Fowl River, Dorlon, Reed, St. Michael's Laurendine, Dauphin Island and Rose of Lima.
On Sunday, May 24, at Pelican Reef Pier at 9 a.m., there'll be an Honor Guard Wreath-Laying Ceremony; at 9:30 a.m.; an Honor Guard Ceremony is planned at Rose of Lima Cemetery and an Honor Guard Ceremony is scheduled at 2 p.m. at Fowl River Cemetery.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 at 8:30 a.m., there'll be a Full Honor Guard at the National Cemetery at Virginia and Ann Streets in Mobile. At 11:30 a.m. that day, Memorial Day Services and Ceremony will be held at AL Post 250. A barbecue will be at the Post after the ceremony. The public and all veterans are invited and encouraged to attend. Call 973-1116 or visit www.alpost250.org for more information.
A Memorial Day Observance Ceremony, sponsored by the City of Semmes, will be held at Honor Park on Wulff Road on May 25, 1 p.m.
The City of Satsuma has scheduled a Memorial Day event on Monday, May 25, 9 a.m. on the front lawn at City Hall. Congressman Bradley Byrne will be guest speaker. Jessica Strenth will sing the National Anthem. For details, call Edith Butler, 675-1440 ext. 2.
On Monday, May 25, 11 a.m. members of the Dauphin Island Veterans Association will hold a ceremony at Water Tower Plaza; the public is invited. Activities include tributes to those who have served, and continue to serve our country. Names of deceased Island service members will be added to the Memorial Walls.
On Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m., the Sassy Stitchers Quilting Group at the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center will present Quilts of Valor to selected veterans. The Center is at 3201 Hillcrest Road.
In the Great News/Good Job Department: Congratulations to Rebecca Ward, Valedictorian, Chickasaw High School Class of 2015, who received a $2,000 Scholarship from Saraland Satsuma Community Education Council.