GENERAL INTEREST

Reese’s Senior Bowl “Girls of Fall”
“Girls of Fall” is a unique event focusing on female football fans and featuring football, fashion and fun with opportunities to eat, drink and shop. Thursday, Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m. at Mobile’s Convention Center. Visit seniorbowl.com.

Absentee Election Office
The Absentee Election Office for the Aug. 22 city of Mobile municipal election is now open on the first floor of Government Plaza, 205 Government St. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 251-208-7377.

Cuts for kids
During the month of August, Remington College will provide free back-to-school haircuts for students 17 and under at 4368 Downtowner Loop S., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 251-342-4848 for appointments. Walk-ins welcome.

Healthy Women
The Healthy Woman program at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center will host keynote speaker Holly Rowe at its annual celebration dinner. Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. Call 251-949-3562.

Fairhope farmer’s market
The city of Fairhope hosts an outdoor farmer’s market Thursdays, 3-6 p.m., through Nov. 2 behind the Fairhope Public Library downtown on Bancroft Street. Call 251-929-1466.

Free family movie night
Join Dauphin Island on the West End Beach for a free movie at dusk on Friday. This week’s film is “Happy Feet 2.”

Boat tour
Historic Blakeley State Park conducts a three-hour narrated tour of the Tensaw-Mobile River Delta and the Port of Mobile beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19; $35 for adults, $17 for children 6-12. Call 251-626-0798 to reserve space.

Mission Fitness pop-up
Try a sampling of fitness classes and enjoy the best view of Mobile on the roof of Marine Street Lofts. Saturday, Aug. 19, 8:30-11 a.m., 951 Government St.; $10 donation benefits The FuseProject. Visit www.missionfitness.rocks.

Rabies and microchip clinic
University Animal Hospital and volunteers along with staff from the Mobile Animal Shelter will host a rabies and microchip clinic to benefit the animal shelter’s Spay and Neuter Fund on Saturday, Aug. 19, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at University Animal Hospital.

Saenger film series
Saenger Theatre’s Summer Classic Movie Series continues Sunday, Aug. 20 with “Gone with the Wind.” $6 per adult, $3 per child 12 and under and seniors 60 and over. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., film begins at 3 p.m. Call 251-208-5601.

Solar eclipse
Mobile and Baldwin counties will experience a solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21. The eclipse begins at 12:01 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m., with maximum eclipse, where 85 percent of the sun’s surface will be obstructed, occurring at 1:33 p.m.

Science on tap
The Mitchell Cancer Institute’s Dr. Joel Andrews will present “Shooting for a Cure: Lasers as Tools in Cancer Research,” Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at LuLu’s in Gulf Shores, and Thursday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. at Moe’s Original Bar B Que in downtown Mobile.

Lunch and learn
Mitchell Cancer Institute hosts monthly “lunch and learn” events. The subject Tuesday, Aug. 22, at noon will be “Do you need genetic testing?” Lunch will be held in the multipurpose room on the second floor of MCI. Call 251-445-9647.

Election day
The Mobile Municipal Election is Tuesday, Aug. 22. Polls will be open from7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit www.cityofmobile.org.

TOPS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 251-625-6888.

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
Toastmasters International meets regularly at six locations in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Visit www.toastmasters.org for more information.


FUNDRAISERS

“50 Days of Giving”
The Shoppes at Bel Air is carrying out its “50 Days of Giving” program. On Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., participants can adopt a duck for $5 for a chance to win a cruise while raising money for Ronald McDonald house. Call 251-375-1297.

“Bark at the Park”
Join ARF for “Bark at the Park” on Sunday, Aug. 20. Tickets cost just $10 for the 5:05 p.m. BayBears game and the proceeds will support ARF. It’s a fun evening for the whole family. To purchase a ticket, email [email protected].


ARTS

MSO Sneak Peek
The Mobile Symphony will offer a FREE string quartet performance in the Willson Rehearsal Hall of the Larkins Music Center, 257 Dauphin St., on Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m.

“Constellations”
“Constellations” by playwright Nick Payne will be in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Mobile Mystery Dinners
A performance of “A ‘Killer’ Class Reunion” will take place Saturday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. at Renaissance Riverview Plaza. Tickets include dinner and unlimited wine. Advance reservations are required; call 251-415-3092.

“The Little Mermaid”
Join Chickasaw Civic Theatre for its production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” through Aug. 20. Visit cctshows.com for showtimes and tickets.

Organ concert
“The Incredible 19th Century” is a program featuring music of the Romantic period in France and Germany. This concert features organ pieces and vocal music sung by members of the Cathedral Choir. Sunday, Aug. 20, at 4 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, 115 S. Conception St., Mobile.


MUSEUMS

Live at the Museum
Sugarcane Jane will perform original music Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. $10 admission, wine and beer by donation. Call 251-208-5200.

“Windows to the Sea”
“Windows to the Sea” is the newest permanent exhibit at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. Visit disl.org.

“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
Learn more about the 1894 founding of Fairhope 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.

“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.

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.


WORKSHOPS

Homebuyers seminar
This seminar, offering tips and information for those wanting to become homeowners, is 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19. Register at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling, 705 Oak Circle Drive E., Mobile. Call 251-602-0011 to register.

Money management
Information on how to develop spending plans, money management skills and other goal-setting techniques. 6-7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21. Register at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling office, 705 Oak Circle Drive E., Mobile. Call 251-602-0011.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are back in action at Mobile’s Hank Aaron Stadium. The team takes on Jacksonville Aug. 16-20. Call 251-479-BEAR.

Alabama’s Strongest Man/Woman
Enjoy amazing feats of strength as the strongest men and women in Alabama go head to head for prizes, glory and state records. Aug. 19-20 at The Hangout in Gulf Shores. Visit www.thehangout.com.

Group rides
South Alabama and Mississippi Mountain Bike Association invites all levels of cyclists to join them every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. at USA Bike Trails and Sunday at 9 a.m. at Chickasabogue Park. Email [email protected].

Weekly 1K/5K
Every Thursday evening at 6 p.m., join Red Beard’s Outfitter and Cortlandt’s Pub in the Spring Hill Village Shopping Center for a 1K or 5K run and walk. No cost to participate.

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. Curvy yoga, Tone It Up ! (fusion workout), Zumba, basketball clinics (ages 8+) and sports conditioning (ages 8-17). To register or for more information, call 251-463-7980 or visit communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Dance and art classes
Summer classes offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School include belly dance, ballroom dance, ballet and tumbling (ages 6-8), beginning piano (ages 8+), watercolor painting, zombies and superheroes art, and pet portraits art. Call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Pickleball for adults (indoors)
Offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School, Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Great sport for all ages combines tennis, pingpong and badminton on a court one-fourth the size of a tennis court. 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. Call 251-623-9183 or visit azaleaballroomdanceclub.com.

Ballroom dance
The Moonlight Chassé 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].


PUBLIC MEETINGS

Mobile City Council
The City Council will meet Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m. in the Government Plaza Auditorium. That morning the pre-council meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the Council Conference Room on the 9th floor of the South Tower in Government Plaza.