GENERAL INTEREST

Farmers market
Shop the farmers market at Providence Hospital every Wednesday through Dec. 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Providence Hospital, Parking Lot F. Call 251-266-3501.

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.

Poarch Creek Pow Wow
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians invite you to the 47th annual Thanksgiving Day Pow Wow at the Poarch Creek Indian Reservation in Atmore, Nov. 23-24; $5 for ages 11 and up, free for age 10 and under. Gates open at 10 a.m. both days. All are welcome.

Gem and mineral show
Mobile Rock and Gem Society’s annual Rock, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show is at the Abba Shrine Center, 7701 Hitt Road, Friday, Nov. 24, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit mobilerockandgem.com for more information.

Shop Small Business Saturday
On Nov. 25, support Mobile’s local, independent retailers on Small Business Saturday. Several downtown and area merchants will be participating with special deals and giveaways.

Cascading Chrysanthemums at Bellingrath
The 54th annual Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums, the nation’s largest outdoor display of the signature blooms of the season, is set throughout Bellingrath Gardens’ 65 acres, through Nov. 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, visit bellingrath.org or call 251-459-8864.

“Magic Christmas in Lights”
Bellingrath Gardens and Home’s 21st season of “Magic Christmas in Lights” will run 5-9 p.m. nightly Nov. 24 through Dec. 31. For details or to order tickets, visit www.bellingrath.org.

“Christmas Nights of Lights”
Through Jan. 1, “Christmas Nights of Lights” is at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. The show is nightly at dusk until 10 p.m. Admission is $6 per person.

Feast of Christ the King
The Archdiocese of Mobile will celebrate the annual Feast of Christ the King at 10:30 a.m. in Bienville Square on Sunday, Nov. 26. The procession will walk west on Dauphin Street to Cathedral Square. Upon conclusion, all will enter the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Lights of love
Join Santa Claus, Ronald McDonald and other characters Tuesday, Nov. 28, as USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital holds its 6th annual “Lights of Love Winter Wonderland” and tree lighting ceremony. Free; begins at 4:30 p.m. at the hospital, 1700 Center St., Mobile.

Orange Beach Tree Lighting
Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5:30 p.m., gather at The Wharf for the tree lighting with live music, children’s activities and more. Visit ALWharf.com.

Health fair
A health fair will be hosted by Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy and Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 109 S. Cedar St. Free blood pressure and blood glucose checks, diabetes and stroke education. Bring medications for a medication safety check. Call 251-432-4111, ext. 109.

Socks for seniors
Connie Hudson Senior Center is accepting donations of socks for senior citizens. All donations — new and packaged — must be dropped off by Monday, Dec. 11, at 3201 Hillcrest Road. Call 251-602-4963.

TOPS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church. Call 251-625-6888.

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


FUNDRAISERS

Outsiders Ball
Outsiders Presents will host the Inaugural Outsiders Ball at the Mobile Civic Center Theater Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band will be teaming up with special guests Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Marcus King, Ivan Neville, Jennifer Hartswick and The Jake Peavy Foundation to raise money for disaster relief. Visit www.outsiderspresents.com.

Turkey trot
The 2017 Turkey Trot for Hope & Gobble Wobble will be held Thursday, Nov. 23, at 8 a.m. at Spanish Plaza, 449 Government St. Turkey Trot benefits Camp Rap-A-Hope. Visit Eventbrite.com.


ARTS

“Live at Five”
“Live at Five” presents Eric Erdman and Friends on Friday, Nov. 24, in the Halstead Amphitheater at Coastal Alabama Community College in Fairhope. Free admission. Donations accepted at the door to benefit future concerts.

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.


MUSEUMS

“Posing Beauty in African-American Culture”
An exhibition at Mobile Museum of Art explores the understanding of how African and African-American beauty has been represented through a diverse range of media. Through Jan. 21. Visit mobilemuseumofart.com.

“Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!”
The insatiable curiosity of Curious George — the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years — comes to life at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center through Jan. 7. Visit exploreum.com.

“Dream Big: Engineering Our World”
Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” is a first-of-its-kind film for IMAX and giant-screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering. Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center through Jan. 7. Visit exploreum.com.

“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 exhibits is “Right on Course.” Visit www.asama.org.

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

“Savage Ancient Seas”
“Savage Ancient Seas” will transport GulfQuest guests to a time when the last of the great dinosaurs roamed Earth and swam the seas. Visit www.gulfquest.org.

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.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Kaiser Realty Coastal Run
Shed the turkey with family and fitness this Thanksgiving on Saturday, Nov. 25, with a half-marathon, 5K or 1-mile fun run through the paved trail in Gulf State Park followed by a post-race party at the Sportsplex. Visit www.team-magic.com/events/100.

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.

Bingo
Join Via! Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center (1717 Dauphin St.) for bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 251-478-3311.

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 offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Tai Chi, Candle Lit Yoga, Core Fusion, Small Group Personal Fitness Training, basketball for ages 15 and up, basketball for ages 8-14 and sports conditioning for ages 8-17. Call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Dance and art classes
New dance classes are offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Belly dance, pre-ballet and tumbling for ages 6-12, Beginner Piano for ages 8 and up. Call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Pickleball for adults (indoors)
Offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School on 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

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.

Mobile City Council: Tuesdays at Government Plaza, 205 Government St. Pre-council meeting begins at 9 a.m.; council meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., www.cityofmobile.org.

Mobile Planning Commission: First and third Thursdays at 2 p.m., 205 Government St., www.urban.cityofmobile.org.

Orange Beach City Council: First and third Tuesdays at 5 p.m., 4099 Orange Beach Blvd., www.cityoforangebeach.com.

Prichard City Council: Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 216 E. Prichard Ave., www.thecityofprichard.org.

Satsuma City Council: First and third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 5464 Old Highway 43 Satsuma, AL 36572, 251-675-1440.