Spring is here! And Mobile County is brimming with activities, indoors and out--garden tours, runs, markets, community clean ups, plays.
Below is a short list of some of the events; almost all have been covered at length in previous posts on this blog.
Wiggle Waggle Dog Day at Bellingrath Gardens & Home is Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m. Proceeds from the 5K Run (humans only) and 1-Mile Walk (includes pets) benefit Animal Rescue Foundation. Call 973-2217 for more information.
Gallery of Gardens, presented by Mobile Botanical Gardens, is May 1-2. Event features 6 local gardens. Call 342-0555 for ticket information.
Spring Fling, a fun family day sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens to benefit Joe Jefferson Playhouse is Saturday, May 2, 6349 Piccadilly Square. Call 459-3333 for information.
The Environmental Studies Center Spring Open House will be Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 6101 Girby Road. Free fun and adventure for the whole family! Call 221-5000 for more information.
The 66th Annual Blessing of the Fleet at St. Margaret Catholic Church, 13790 S. Wintzell Avenue in Bayou La Batre is Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Market on the Square at Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile is Saturday, May 2, 7:30 a.m.-noon.
Tanner Williams May Day Festival and Centennial Celebration of Tanner Williams School is Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m. at the historic old school, 13700 Tanner Williams Road. Call Brandy Culver, 377-6842 for more information.
Day in the Park in Creola Park, Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. will offer free health screenings, voter registration opportunity, children's fun and games and many other activities
Maysville Community Clean-up is Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Baumhauer Park.
Saturday, May 2, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. is the Annual Yard Sale at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1854 Staples Road. Call 479-0336 to rent a $10 space.
Playhouse in the Park presents "The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking" May 1-17, Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at2 p.m. Call 602-0630 for reservations.
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" continues its run May 1-3 at Mobile Theatre Guild. It will play on Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Call 433-7513 to make reservations.
Roman Street will be playing Sunday, May 3, 5:45-7:45 p.m. at Dauphin Island's West End Beach. Entrance fee is $10 per vehicle with proceeds benefitting preservation of the Little Red Schoolhouse.
Serve it Up with Love tennis tournament to benefit the Child Advocacy Center continues through Saturday, May 2 at Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile. Call 709-9834 for information.
St. Mary Catholic School Casino Night, An Evening in Paris, is Saturday, May 2, 6 p.m. -until at the school, 107 N. Lafayette Street. Proceeds benefit St. Mary School. Call 433-9904 for ticket information.
Dauphin Island Health Fair, Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-noon, will be held at the Dauphin Island Fishing Rodeo site. Call Cindy Carrington, 209-6662 or 209-6642 for details.
2015 "Dunn" with Cancer Crawfish Boil well be held Saturday, May 2, 1 p.m. until at Tillman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. The event is a benefit for American Cancer Society and Cancer Action Network. Call 666-2488 for more information.
Mobile Country Music Association 29th Annual Reunion is Saturday, May 2, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at MCMA Concert Hall, 310 S. Craft Highway in Chickasaw. Call Carolyn Cain, 455-6748 for information.