GENERAL INTEREST

Business Expo
The Mobile area’s largest business-to-business trade show features more than 200 companies showcasing the latest products and services. Hosted by Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. Thursday, Aug. 24, noon to 5 p.m., Mobile Convention Center. Visit events.mobilechamber.com

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

Grief and loss conference
On Thursday, Aug. 24, at 8:30 a.m., join grief specialist Harold Ivan Smith for “A Kaleidoscope of Grief Support” at Cottage Hill Baptist, 4255 Cottage Hill Road. Call 251-740-6866.

Cuts for kids
During 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.

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 “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.”

Caregiver series
Join Spring Hill Presbyterian Church (10 Westminster Way) for an informational session on caregiving Sunday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m. “Your Final To-Do List” covering wills, living wills, probate and other related topics. Visit www.shpc.us.

Bookmark contest
The Daphne Public Library announces its 2017 “Back-to-School” Bookmark Contest. The contest is open to students in grades K-12 and runs Aug. 28 through Sept. 29. Call 251-621-2818.

Dauphin Street Beer Festival
Grab your friends, grab your mug and get ready to taste a bevy of brews! Dauphin Street Beer Festival is back Saturday, Aug. 26, starting at 6 p.m. Call 251-208-1550. Tickets are available at beerfest.brownpapertickets.com.

TOPS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church. 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

Downtown Get Down
Join Hargrove on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Dauphin and Royal for a street party benefiting the American Heart Association.

Making Strides
Hundreds of local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and corporate and community members will kick off the 10th annual American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer season Thursday, Aug. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at The Steeple. Call 251-751-6676.

Miles for Medicine
The University of South Alabama Lion’s Club and Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy are hosting a 5K/Fun Run on Aug. 26 at 7:30 a.m. at the USA Intramural Fields. Proceeds will benefit the University Lion’s Club sight programs and Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy. Register at https://bit.ly/Kick2017.

Doggie Paddle
On Saturday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m., locations along the Gulf Coast will host fun doggie paddles to benefit local animal shelters: n Spanish Fort at 5 Rivers and in Gulf Shores at 4159 County Road 6. Visit wildnativetours.com/specialevents.


ARTS

Last Friday Art Night
Dauphin Island Art Gallery is where it’s happening on the Island on the last Friday of each month. Last Friday Art Night features local art and history, food, beverages, music and socializing. Dauphin Island Art Gallery is located at 918 Bienville Blvd. Call 251-861-3300.

Summer Sunday Soiree
Join the Mobile Opera on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of exquisite dining and exceptional music at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, benefiting Mobile Opera. Call 251-432-6772

MOJO Jazz Jambalaya
Enjoy an evening of live jazz celebrating the music of Ray Charles on Monday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Ben May Main Library, 701 Government St. Visit mojojazz.org.

Meet the author
Miriam C. Davis, author of “True Crime in New Orleans,” will be at West Regional Branch, Mobile Public Library, 5555 Grelot Road, on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Call 251-208-7097.


MUSEUMS

“Right on Course”
The United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives is open free to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of the newest pieces on display is “Right on Course.” Visit www.asama.org.

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

“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.

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

“Helping Children Cope with Divorce”
An educational program focusing on how effective parenting can lessen the negative impact on children of divorce and parental separation. Saturday, Aug. 26, at 8 a.m. Registration required, cost is $50. Call 251-602-0909.

Circuit board workshop
On Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 3:45 p.m. the Daphne Library will offer an afterschool circuit board workshop for students in sixth grade and up. Call 251-621-2818, ext. 211. Free of charge.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are back in action. The team is on the road, but will return to Hank Aaron Stadium to play Biloxi Aug. 31. Call 251-479-BEAR.

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

Public Services Committee to meet
Mobile City Council Vice President Fred Richardson announced the council’s Public Services Committee will meet Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. in the Council Conference Room on the 9th floor of the South Tower, Government Plaza.