GENERAL INTEREST

Winter Wednesday at Bellingrath
Bellingrath’s Winter Wednesday sessions are held each week through Feb. 22 in the Magnolia Room. “Our Camellia Heritage,” led by our Executive Director, Dr. Bill Barrick will take place Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 10:30 a.m. Registration requested, call 251-973-2217, ext. 111, or email [email protected].

League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of Mobile welcomes Dr. Jaclyn Bunch on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 11:30 a.m. at Mobile Bel Air Marriott. Open to the public but reservations are required. RSVP to Jane Gordon at 251-402-3321 or [email protected].

Mayor’s Breakfast
The Mayor’s Breakfast will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 a.m. at Renaissance Riverview. Mayor Sandy Stimpson will discuss plans for downtown and the city at large. Tickets cost $45 for Downtown Mobile Alliance members, $50 for non-members. Email [email protected].

Monster Truck Destruction Tour
Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour will be Friday, Jan. 20, and Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Mobile Civic Center. Tickets are on sale at mobilecivicctr.com.

10 years at 501
Join Fairhope Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as the library celebrates 10 years at 501 Fairhope Ave. There will be activities, cake, prizes and more. Visit fairhopelibrary.com.

Beer with a Scientist
Physician-scientist Dr. Jennifer Scalici of USA Mitchell Cancer Institute will give a 30-minute presentation and lead a Q&A session on “Chicken and the Egg: What hens tell us about ovarian cancer” on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Moe’s BBQ, 701 Spring Hill Ave.

Reese’s Senior Bowl Rally
The FCA Chick-fil-A Senior Bowl Rally, always a popular game-week event, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Mobile Convention Center. Each year the crowd is treated to player testimonies, live music and food provided by Chick-fil-A. Visit www.southalabamafca.org.

Fairhope Treasured Trees
The Wisteria Garden and the Fairhope Tree Committee invite property owners to nominate healthy oak trees that measure at least 125 inches in circumference at 4.5 feet above the ground for recognition in Fairhope’s Treasured Tree Program. Call 251-990-7968.

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 learn how 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.


FUNDRAISER

MPD Chili Cook-off
Chili cooked by teams of Mobile police officers to benefit the Police Foundation and Crime Prevention Unit. Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cathedral Square. Tickets $5 per person. Call 251-454-2346.


ARTS

Celebrating the Anglican Choral Tradition
Choral Evensong is one of the chief glories of the Anglican choral tradition, and it can be interpreted in myriad ways. The concert will be Sunday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, 115 S. Conception St. Call 251-438-1822.

“Nunsense”
Performances Jan. 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. at Chickasaw Civic Theatre. Call 251-457-8887 or visit cctshows.com.

Mobile Jewish Film Festival
The 2016 Mobile Jewish Film Festival is showing 10 acclaimed Jewish films at venues around Mobile and Baldwin counties through Jan 24. Visit mobilejewishfederation.org.

“Chapter Two”
Performances through Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S. Carlen St. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Call 251-471-1534 or visit www.joejeffersonplayers.com.

Auditions: “Chicago”
The Joe Jefferson Players will hold open auditions for the razzle-dazzle musical “Chicago,” set in the 1920s. Auditions will be held Monday, Jan. 23, and Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Playhouse, 11 S. Carlen St. Visit www.joejeffersonplayers.com or call 251-471-1534.


MUSEUMS

Live at the Museum
Black Titan will perform original music Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. $10 admission, wine and beer by donation. For more information, call 251-208-5200.

Fairhope’s Founding
There is quite a story behind Fairhope’s founding in 1894. Learn more about it 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.

Tea for Two
Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. the Fairhope Museum of History hosts a tea with a lecture on Fairhope history. The Jan. 24 speaker will be Jack Cummings. Call 251-929-1471.

Little Discoveries
Outside the Box: This “Little Discovery” in the Exploreum’s Wharf of Wonder, aimed at children 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

Battleship Rugby
Battleship Rugby will play Crescent City on the front lawn of USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park Saturday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. Admission is $2 per car. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Bridge lessons
The Mobile Bridge Center offers free bridge lessons each Tuesday beginning 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.

New Year’s Resolution Exercise Classes
Palmer Pillans Middle School has new exercise classes: yoga, Guts, Butts & Thighs, Guns & Buns, Ab Attack and Yoga Tone. Call 251-463-7980 or visit communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Dance Classes
Palmer Pillans Middle School offers new dance classes: Beginning Ballroom, Beyond Basic Ballroom, Dance Fit Line Dance, and beginner and intermediate Belly Dancing. Call 251-463-7980 or visit communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Holy yoga
Tamara William leads lunchtime holy yoga at The Steeple on St. Francis every Wednesday. Cost is $15. Participants will connect with Christ in mind, body and spirit. Call 251-656-3269.

Ballroom dance
Azalea Ballroom Dance Club hosts dances with live music 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 www.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 Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31 in Spanish Fort. Email [email protected].


WORKSHOPS

Couples and money
Learn about savings programs, different kinds of investments and risks, and common strategies. Monday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling, 705 Oak Circle Drive E. (Mobile). Space is limited; call 251-602-0011 to register.


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.