GENERAL INTEREST

Small Business Resource Fair
Councilman C.J. Small will join several organizations in hosting a Small Business Resource Fair on Thursday, April 20, 4-6 p.m. at Gilliard Elementary School. Call 251-208-7441.

Rape Crisis Center Luncheon
Luncheon in commemoration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month will feature guest speaker Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms. Thursday, April 20, 11:20 a.m. at Spring Hill College. Call 251-602-0909.

Earth Day Mobile Bay
The state’s largest Earth Day festival. Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fairhope Municipal Pier. Visit www.earthdaymobilebay.org.

Earth Day at Blakeley Park
Celebrate Earth Day with a two-hour nature boat tour of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Saturday, April 22, at 9:30 a.m. Visit blakeleypark.com.

Crewmen’s Reunion
Join the USS Alabama for a crewmen’s reunion Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m. for a day of living history! Call 251-433-2703.

Fairhope Walking Tours
Join Museum Director Donnie Barrett for a walking tour of Fairhope on Saturday, April 22, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Fairhope Colony Cemetery.

Great Drift Paddle
Dog River Clean Water Revival hosts its 7th annual free paddle event at McNally Park, 4380 Park Road in Mobile, on Saturday, April 22, 1-3 p.m. Bring your own canoe, kayak or SUP, or rent one from Sunshine Canoes at 251-367-4144.

A.C.C.W. Spring Celebration
The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Spring Celebration/Card Party and Luncheon is Tuesday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 2605 Springhill Ave. Call 251-666-4960.

Providence Farmers Market
Shop the Farmers Market every Wednesday now through July 12, 2-5 p.m. in Lot F at Providence Hospital. Call 251-631-3501.

NDE Meeting
International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS) meets second Wednesday of every month at the West Regional Branch of the Mobile Public Library on Grelot Road at 6 p.m.

Brown Bag in Bienville
Every Wednesday through May 5, join friends in Mobile’s Bienville Square from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for lunch and live music.

Dauphin Island Boardwalk Talks
Boardwalk Talks are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 11:15 a.m. at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd. Call 251-861-2141.

Midtown Optimist Club
Join Midtown Optimist Club every Wednesday at noon for lunch at Azalea City Golf Course. Call 251-348-3542.

Toastmasters
Do you want to deliver a speech like a pro or gain leadership skills to advance your career? Toastmasters International meets regularly at six locations in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Visit www.toastmasters.org for more information.


FUNDRAISERS

Bald Eagle Bash
The Weeks Bay Foundation will hold its Bald Eagle Bash on the shores of Weeks Bay. Saturday, April 22, 4-7 p.m. under the U.S. Highway 98 bridge over Fish River. Call 251-990-5004 or visit baldeaglebash.com.

Krawfish for Kids
The USA Physician Assistant Class of 2018 is hosting a crawfish boil and silent auction benefiting UCP’s Camp SMILE on Saturday, April 22, 4-7 p.m. at O’Daly’s Irish Pub. Visit dlb1002.wixsite.com/krawfishforkids.

Corks in the Courtyard
Corks in the Courtyard will be Thursday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. at Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St., to raise funds for Via. Call 251-470-5229 or email [email protected].


MUSEUMS

Tea for Two
Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. the Fairhope Museum of History hosts a tea with a lecture on Fairhope history. The April 25 speaker will be Donnie Barrett. Call 251-929-1471.

“Windows to the Sea”
Dauphin Island Sea Lab announces a permanent exhibit at the Estuarium, “Windows to the Sea.” Visit disl.org.

“Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure”
A new, highly interactive exhibit at GulfQuest features more than 500 authentic artifacts recovered from deep-ocean shipwrecks. Visit www.gulfquest.org.

“Christenberry: In Alabama”
On the occasion of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration, this exhibit honors artist William Christenberry’s exploration of themes related to his native state. Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. Through June 4. Call 251-208-5200.

“Faces of Africa”
The History Museum of Mobile exhibit “Faces of Africa: A Mystical View of Tribal Heritage” runs through Monday, July 31. Call 251-208-7420.

“Drugs: Costs and Consequences”
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration team up to present a powerful interactive exhibit of the effects of drugs on individuals and society. Through August. Visit exploreum.com.

Fairhope’s founding
There is quite a story behind Fairhope’s founding in 1894. Learn more at the Fairhope Museum of History, 24 N. Section St. The museum is open daily (except Sunday and Monday) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 251-929-1471.

Little Discoveries
“Outside the Box,” aimed at children age 6 and under, explores how innovation and creativity can lead to a world of possibilities, starting with a simple cardboard box. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Call 251-208-6893 or email [email protected].

Thursdays at MMoA
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Mobile Museum of Art offers free admission to all visitors. No reservations are necessary. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive. Call 251-208-5200.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Infirmary Duathlon
Professional and amateur athletes throughout the area will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Mobile Infirmary for the annual Infirmary Duathlon. The race begins at 8 a.m. Visit infirmaryduathlon.com or call 251-435-4447.

1st Bite on Fowl
Join area fishermen to raise money for the Salvation Army on Saturday, April 22, for an inshore fishing tournament at Fowl River Marina. Call 251-438-1625.

Night with Nick Saban
Team Focus presents the 10th annual Night with Nick Saban, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mobile Convention Center. Call 251-635-1515 or visit teamfocusuas.org.

Tai Chi
Beginner Tai Chi classes are being offered in Stirling Hall (behind All Saints Episcopal Church, 151 S. Ann St., Mobile) every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes may be joined at any time. Email [email protected].

Bridge lessons
The Mobile Bridge Center offers free bridge lessons each Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 1510 University Blvd. Arrive a few minutes early to register. Call the Bridge Center at 251-666-2147, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fitness and athletics classes
New fitness classes are in progress at Palmer Pillans Middle School. To register or for more information on classes offered, call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Dance and art classes
New dance and art classes are in progress at Palmer Pillans Middle School. To register or for more information on classes offered, Call 251-463-7980 or go to: communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Ballroom dance
Azalea Ballroom Dance Club hosts dances the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. at Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. Email [email protected], call 251-623-9183 or visit azaleaballroomdanceclub.com.

Ballroom dance
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society hosts dances the first and third Monday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. at Hot Wheels Skating Rink in Daphne. Email [email protected]


WORKSHOPS

Bullying prevention workshop
Mobile County Coalition Against Bullying presents Real Solutions for Bullying workshop on Tuesday, April 25, at 8:30 a.m. at Goodwill Easter Seals, 2440 Gordon Smith Drive. Call 251-639-0004.

Banking, Savings & Credit Blitz
April 22, 10 – 11 a.m. Jim Doucette will host a workshop on basic savings and checking accounts at Ben May Library on Government Street. Call 251-602-0011.

Drone workshop
On Thursday, April 20, the Daphne Library will offer a free drone workshop for teens. The workshop will begin at 4 p.m. in the library community room. Call 251-621-2818, ext. 211.

Genealogy class
Genealogy for beginners is offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Call 251-463-7980 or visit communityactivitiesprogram.com.


PUBLIC MEETINGS

Baldwin County Commission: First and third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., 322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette. Work sessions are the second and fourth Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. rotating between Bay Minette, the Foley Satellite Courthouse, the Fairhope Satellite Courthouse and the Baldwin County Central Annex Building in Robertsdale. www.baldwincountyal.gov

Baldwin County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale, www.baldwincountyal.gov.

Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave., www.cityofbayoulabatre.com.

Chickasaw City Council: Second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m., 224 N. Craft Highway, 251-452-6450.

Citronelle City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m., 19135 Main St., 251-866-7973.

Creola City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 6 p.m., 190 Dead Lake Road, #A, 251-675-8142.

Daphne City Council: First and third Monday at 6:30 p.m., 1705 Main St. Work sessions are the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., www.daphneal.com.

Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd., www.townofdauphinisland.org.

Elberta Town Council: Third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the town hall. Workshop meeting on the second Tuesday. townofelberta.com.

Fairhope City Council: Second and fourth Monday at 6 p.m., 161 N. Section St. Work sessions are held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m., www.cofairhope.com.

Fairhope Planning Commission: First Monday at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. For more information visit www.cofairhope.com.

Foley City Council: First and third Monday at 5:30 p.m., 407 E. Laurel Ave. Work sessions begin at 4 p.m., www.cityoffoley.org.

Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St., www.gulfshoresal.gov.