GENERAL INTEREST

Greek Fest 2017
Authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music and dancing as well as church tours, gifts and children’s activities. Thursday, Oct. 19, through Saturday Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 50 S. Ann St., Mobile. Admission is $2 per person. Visit greekfestmobile.org.

Graveyard tours
Church Street Graveyard tours take place at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursdays in October. Hosted by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society. Free (donations accepted). Call 251-432-6161.

Pregnancy resources open house
On Thursday, Oct. 19, Catholic Social Services hosts an open house for 2B Choices for Women, 9-11 a.m. 2B Choices for Women is the pregnancy resource center, located at 188 S. Florida St., Mobile. Call 251-343-4636.

Improving Environmental Impacts
“Improving Environmental Impacts and Human Performance” will be the theme at the Partners for Environmental Progress Industrial Automation and Technology seminar on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Ft. Whiting Auditorium. Visit www.pepmobile.org/events.

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.

Movie on the Lawn
Spring Hill United Methodist Church, 2519 Springhill Ave., invites you to a movie on the lawn, Friday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. The movie will be “Monsters University.”

Fall plant sale
Mobile Botanical Gardens hosts its annual fall plant sale Oct. 20-22 at 5151 Museum Drive. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit mobilebotanicalgardens.org.

Nighttime Fort Morgan tour
On Saturday, Oct. 21, an interpreter will give a guided tour detailing the known deaths and burials from 1813 to 1910 at Mobile Point, the site of Fort Morgan. The tour starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. Bring a flashlight. Call 251-540-7127.

International Archaeology Day
Please join us at the USA Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive S., on Saturday, Oct. 21, noon to 4 p.m. for a fun-filled afternoon of archaeology activities for all ages. Call 251-460-6106.

Market in the Park
Come shop at the second Market in the Park of the fall season. Find original art, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, decor and more in Cathedral Square every Saturday through Nov. 18, 7:30 a.m. to noon.

Parade of Homes
The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Mobile’s 2017 Parade of Homes is Oct 21-22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Showcase Home is located at 7007 Shadow Creek Drive. Donations benefit the Child Advocacy Center. Call 251-661-6523 for more information.

NICU Reunion
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit graduates and their families are invited to spend the afternoon of Sunday, Oct 22, 1-3 p.m. reuniting with their former caregivers and fellow NICU families in the courtyard at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, 1700 Center St., Mobile.

Family Fun Fest
The annual fall festival at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 439 Azalea Road, is Sunday, Oct. 22, 4-6 p.m. Featuring a costume contest, cake walk, puppet show, inflatables, face painting and more. Free and open to the public.

Boo at the Zoo
Costume contest, music, games, food and treats at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Sunday, Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m., 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway. Visit alabamagulfcoastzoo.org or call 251-968-5732 for more information.

ACCW convention
The Mobile Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will hold its upcoming convention Oct. 22-24 at the Mobile Marriott-Bel Air, 3101 Airport Blvd. Visit mobarch.org.

Science on Tap
Dr. Lewis Pannell will be speaking about pancreatic cancer Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at LuLu’s, 200 E. 25th Ave. in Gulf Shores and Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. at Moe’s Original Bar B Que, 701 Springhill Ave., Mobile. Sponsored by the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. Admission is free.

Lunch and learn
Mitchell Cancer Institute hosts monthly “lunch and learn” events. The subject Tuesday, Oct. 24, at noon will be “Information Insurance for Cancer Care.” Lunch will be served in the multipurpose room on the second floor of MCI. Call 251-445-9647.

LWV Mobile Luncheon
The League of Women Voters of Mobile will continue its study on climate change with a panel luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 11:30 a.m. at Mobile Marriott. Visit leagueofwomenvotersmobile.org or call 251-432-2517.

Halloween lights
“Thriller Nights of Lights” will run through Oct. 31 at Hank Aaron Stadium, every night, rain or shine, 7-10 p.m. The drive-thru light show is synchronized to a variety of music broadcast through car radios. Visit ThrillerNightsofLights.com.

Spooky tours
Gulf Coast Ducks presents a spine-tingling tour through The Fort, the Mobile River and downtown. While this experience is quite creepy, it’s a family attraction! Call 251-802-8687.

“Krampus Returns”
Can you handle the fear? “Krampus Returns” offers guests 60 minutes of bone-chilling mystery and lore as groups of up to 8 people discover clues and solve puzzles to uncover the secret of escaping Krampus. Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville. Visit escape.scarletpearlcasino.com.

Farmers Market
Farmers Market sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church will be held Tuesdays, 2:30-5 p.m. at Hillcrest Road entrance of church property, located at 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile. Call 251-342-0462 or 251-767-7526.

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

Mobile SPCA Annual Fish Fry
Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Our Savior Catholic Church, 1801 Cody Road S. Live music, door prizes and raffle items! $10 donation. All proceeds benefit the 1,600-plus dogs and cats we adopt or transport annually. Call 251-633-3531 or visit MobileSPCA.org.

10th annual Buddy Walk
Join the Down Syndrome Society of Mobile as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 10th annual DSSM Buddy Walk, Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. in Bienville Square. Visit ds-stride.org/dssmbuddywalk.

Let’s Think Pink
Saturday, Oct. 21, 4-8 p.m. at the Prichard City Hall Auditorium, Women of God will join together to raise awareness of breast cancer. Prichard City Hall is located at 216 E. Prichard Ave.

Woofstock
The 13th annual Woofstock festival will begin at 11 a.m. in Bienville Square Sunday, Oct. 22. The event benefits the Animal Rescue Foundation and will feature music, games and waterparks for your dogs! $15 for adults and $5 for children. Visit woofstockmobile.com.

Football and Fall
Join local artist Suzy Laney for a fun afternoon of painting door hangers for the upcoming seasons, fancy football snacks and fun, all while supporting the Rape Crisis Center on Sunday, Oct. 22, 1-2 p.m. at LeBlanc Price Ballroom in the Student Center on Spring Hill College campus. Visit lifelinesmobile.org.


ARTS

Ramblin’ Night at The Steeple
A Ramblin’ Night at the Steeple on St. Francis with Paul Thorn, the Mulligan Brothers, Eric Erdman, and Phil and Foster. Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. All proceeds will be used for a public art project with Chris Cumbie in downtown Mobile.

Art Talk
Matthew Hopson-Walker will lead a tour and conduct a live demo of monotype printing on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art. Visit mobilemuseumofart.com.

Book reading and signing
Sean Dietrich will give a reading and sign books Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at Bay Minette City Hall. Admission is free. Call 251-580-1625.

ArtGO! Kickoff
Join us at the Mobile Arts Council to kick off the newly established Mobile Art Gallery Outdoors (Mobile Art GO!). Downtown Mobile, Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. We will have a brief ceremony and light refreshments, then venture off to walk the public art trail with our new Mobile Art GO! maps.

“The Nature of Things”
For the month of October, Lynda Smith Touart will be exhibiting at Optera Creative, located at 5 N. Jackson St., Mobile.

Fall concert
Christ Church Cathedral welcomes the Highland Consort for a concert on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral is located at 115 S. Conception St., Mobile. Call 251-438-1822.


MUSEUMS

Dome Head Science
Join the Exploreum for a lecture on the “The Future of Artificial Intelligence.” Thursday, Oct 19, 6-9 p.m. For tickets, visit exploreum.com.

“Night at the Museum”
Join us for a tribute to comic books and historic looks at the History Museum of Mobile. Our annual “Night at the Museum” event is back with a superhero theme. Friday, Oct. 20, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Call 251-301-0273.

Archaeology talk
Please join us at the Archaeology Museum on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. for a free talk on the site of Old. St. Stephens by George Shorter, retired archaeologist with the USA Center for Archaeological Studies. Call 251-460-6160.

“Posing Beauty in African-American Culture”
An exhibition at Mobile Museum of Art exploring 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

South Alabama football
The University of South Alabama Jaguars welcome the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks, Saturday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Note: USA has implemented a policy allowing only clear, see-through bags at games. Visit usajaguars.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.

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 offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Tai Chi, Candle Lit Yoga, Core Fusion, Small Group Personal Fitness Training, Basketball for ages 15 & 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 offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Belly Dance, Pre-ballet & 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, 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].


WORKSHOPS

Understanding Credit & Credit Reports
Workshop designed to help you understand creditworthiness and all aspects of your personal credit report. Monday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. Register at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling office, 705 Oak Circle Drive E., Mobile. Call 251-602-0011.


PUBLIC MEETINGS

Police Citizen Advisory Council
The Police Citizens Community Relations Advisory Council will meet Thursday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Connie Hudson Senior Center in District 6. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. The Connie Hudson Senior Center is located at 3201 Hillcrest Road, Mobile.

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.