Weekend Family Fun

Posted by Centsable Andersons Friday, April 30, 2010
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these fun activities along the Gulf Coast!

25-minute ride with a full size Thomas the Tank Engine; a meeting with Sir Topham Hatt; storytelling; live music; building with Mega Bloks; and more. Sat & Sun, Apr 24& 25, May 1 & 2, 8 & 9) Wales West Light Railway (13670 Smiley St, Silverhill) $18 (ages 2 and up) Contact: 866-468-7630

Works by more than 60 local artists, including several members of The CSG Photography Salon, hosted by Michael Mastro. Cathedral Square Gallery (612 Dauphin St) Through Sun, May 30. Tue – Sat, 11 AM – 5 PM; Sun, 11 – 3 PM.
Contact: 251-694-0278

Locally grown produce, seafood, beef, honeys, breads, pastas, cheeses, plants, handcrafted goods for kitchen and home; arts and crafts; live music; games and other activities. City of Mobile’s Neighborhood & Community Services. Sat, May 1, 15, 29; Jun 12, 26; Jul 10, 24; 7:30 - 11 AM. Cathedral Square (downtown Mobile, bounded by Dauphin, Jackson, Conti and Claiborne Sts)
Contact: 251-208-7443

KEEP MOBILE BEAUTIFUL’S 22ND ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUPHelp pick up litter (on your own or with a team) and keep Mobile beautiful. KMB will supply a special clean up kit with GLAD Trash Bags, gloves, safety vests and litter grabbers. Select a location and time for your cleanup; call KMB (251-208-6029) to reserve your kit; pick up your kit and complete a registration form (or request one from at KMB. (1451 Government St) Through May 31.
Contact: 251-208-6029

Help raise awareness of the dangers of Traumatic Brain Injury while helping support local services provided by The Alabama Head Injury Foundation. Donations of any amount are welcome and will be collected at the Walk. Location: Cottage Hill Park-Start/End Time: 9:00am, 12:00pm
Contact: Melissa Slater-251-776-8863 or

Pensacola Crawfish Festival
April 30, 2010 - May 2, 2010
Location: Bartram Park Phone: 850-433-6512
Celebrating the Cajun influence in the community with one of the largest crawfish boils in Florida. Bringing a little of the Louisiana bayou to the three-day festival patrons enjoy great music straight from the bayous of Louisiana.

Wet & Wild Festival
May 1, 2010 Times: 9am-4pm
Location: Johnson Beach & Big Lagoon State Park Phone: 850-492-4660
The Johnson Beach Celebration is the kickoff to the county's Celebrate Escambia Waterway Program. A celebration of the anniversary of a day long family friendly Wet & Wild event at Johnson’s Beach. This is the 2 nd year for this event and there will be demonstrations in fun interpretive programs, nature hikes, geochaching, canoeing, kayaking, surfing and more!

The Pirates of Pensacola: the Curse of Tristan de Tuna
April 2, 2010 - June 18, 2010 Times: 6:30pm pirates website
Location: Pensacola Visitor Center Phone: 850-435-0914
Admission: $20 adults, $5 children (10 and under)
Shiver ye timbers this spring Matey, with our crew of scalawags. The Red Trolley set sail on the seas of adventure. Our ancient map will guide us to a pirate's trove of hidden treasure. Along the way we'll face rival pirates, find clues and learn the Secrets to the Seven Seas.

During our voyage, you'll learn how to tie a proper bandana, wear an eye patch and, aye, a hook. The better you blend in with the pirates, the safer you'll be. Bring your favorite pirate gear along and come early to get your tattoo applied by a comely pirate lass. An evening on the high seas would not be complete without traditional pirate fare. Chef Crossbones has prepared a tasty sampler of hard tack, shish kabobs and a rare sea octopus marinated in brine.

Ocean Springs Renaissance Festival
May 1, 2010 (Saturday) to May 2, 2010 (Sunday)
1425 Porter Avenue - Freedom Field
Ocean Springs, MS
Admission $5.00 Donation Accepted for Habitat for Humanity.
High quality, unique family oriented event. Full armour Joust by World reknown "Knights of Valour" from Canada, the famous Faerie Garden, sword fighting, medieval dancing, royal petting zoo, blacksmith, puppet shows, Medieval Village, games,dances, and Celtic musical venues. Period dress welcomed but not required

May 1, 2010 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Saturday) 5 Rivers Alabama's Delta Resource Center
30945 Five Rivers Boulevard off Battleship Parkway Spanish Fort, AL
Homecoming Day in the City of Spanish Fort will also be held May 1, 2010, in conjunction with Spanish Fort’s Delta Woods & Waters Expo. At that time, we will unveil a new historical marker which designates Spanish Fort as the "GATEWAY TO THE DELTA". Whether you’re a native Alabamian or have never visited, some 215 towns are rolling out the red carpet during the Great Alabama Homecoming. Practically every weekend from mid-March through mid-December, towns all over Alabama are staging their special Homecoming celebrations. It’s all part of The Year of Small Towns & Downtowns as we celebrate the joy of living among friends and families at a slower pace. Get reacquainted with old friends or make new ones. Come and learn the true meaning of Sweet Home Alabama. It just won't be the same without you!
For more information, please call Donna Dunning at Spanish Fort City Hall, 251-626-4884, or go to our website at city of spanish fort website.

THE BEE HIVE’S GIGANTIC SPRING INDOOR YARD AND BAKE SALE Government Street United Methodist Church 901 Government Street @ Broad, Street Saturday, MAY 1 - 7AM-Noon, Lots of Children’s and Adult Clothes, Toys, Treasures, Plants, Baked Goodies

Dauphin Island United Methodist Women's Annual Fish Fry Saturday May 1, 2010 Fish Dinners served from 11 AM to 2 PM Adults $7.95 ----- Children (12 & under) $ 4.00Bake Sale & Yard Sale 8 AM to 2 PM

Benefit Yard Sale for the Saving Grace Home for Women Saturday May 1st @ 7 a.m. - 12 23790 Highway 90 past the Elsanor School approx 6 miles from 59 call 251-946-3355 for more info or directions!

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