GENERAL INTEREST

Health & Wealth Fair
Senior citizens and their loved ones are invited to the 12th annual Health & Wealth Fair on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m. at the James P. Nix Center in Fairhope. Call 251-928-2835.

Science on tap
The Mitchell Cancer Institute’s Rodney Rocconi, M.D., will present “Ovarian Cancer Screening: It’s Always the Last Place You Look,” Thursday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m. at Moe’s Original Bar B Que in downtown Mobile. Visit usahealthsystem.com.

Taste of Baldwin County
Join TimberCreek for a Taste of Baldwin County golf outing. Sample the best food from the best restaurants in Baldwin County while enjoying 18 holes of golf at TimberCreek. This event will be Thursday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. Call 251-621-9900.

“Plate and Gather”
Windmill Market in Fairhope presents “Plate and Gather,” the first in a pop-up dinner series featuring emerging chefs and exquisite food. Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. Visit windmillmarket.org.

Free senior lunches
The last Thursday of every month, End Time Harvest Ministry provides seniors with a free lunch at 1701 Donham Drive in Mobile. Call 251-604-2710.

TenSixtyFive
Downtown Mobile comes alive with three days of free concerts on three stages, Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. Visit tensixtyfive.com and see related stories in this issue.

USA lecture series: Red tides
University of South Alabama’s Department of Marine Sciences and Dauphin Island Sea Lab host the 19th annual Wiese Distinguished Lecture Series Monday, Oct. 2. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Dr. Don Anderson will speak on “The expanding, global problem of red tides and harmful algal blooms.” USA Student Center Ballroom, 7 p.m.

Family Movie Day
To kick off Mental Illness Awareness week, NAMI Mobile will host a family movie day at the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile, Saturday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. Visit Eventbrite.com.

Serda Brewing sneak peek
Come take an early sneak-peek tour of Serda Brewing during the TenSixtyFive music festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, 1-6 p.m. Food, brewery and taproom tours. 600 Government St., Mobile.

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.

Casino trip
Join Via! Health Fitness & Enrichment Center on the Party Bus to the Palace Casino, Saturday, Oct. 14. Cost is $20 per person with $15 Power Play given at casino. Bus departs the Via!, 1717 Dauphin St., at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Call 251-478-3311 or email [email protected].

Thriller Nights of Lights
Thriller Nights of Lights will run Sept. 29 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 fun music broadcasts through car radios. Visit www.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.

Bookmark contest
The Daphne Public Library’s 2017 “Back-to-School” Bookmark Contest, open to students in grades K-12, runs through Sept. 29. Call 251-621-2818.

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

Vintage Affair Gala
The 24th annual Vintage Affair Gala is an upscale wine tasting and auction benefiting the American Cancer Society. Thursday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m. at Fort Whiting, 1630 S. Broad St., Mobile. Visit www.vintageaffairmobile.org.

Save a Stray
Save a Stray wine tasting will be held Friday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. at Cottage Hill Package Store in Mobile. For a $5 donation you’ll be able to sample a variety of wines and various finger foods, bid on wine baskets and meet the Save a Stray mascot. Visit saveastray.org.

“Paws for a Cause”
American Autism and Rehabilitation Center hosts the inaugural “Paws For a Cause” Sept. 30 at Daphne Utilities, 8301 Well Road in Daphne. A 1.6 mile dog walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and a 12-category canine talent competition begins at 9:30 a.m. Food, refreshments and music. Visit www.AmericanAutismCenter.com and/or call 251-210-1632.


ARTS

Book discussion
Semmes author Paula Webb will discuss the research and historical resources she used in writing her book “Mobile Under Siege: Surviving the Union Blockade.” Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m. at Semmes Library, 9150 Moffett Road. A book signing and reception will follow the presentation. Call 251- 645-6840.

MMoA Night Market
Mobile Museum of Art hosts its Night Market on Thursday, Sept. 28, 5-8:30 p.m. featuring wares by artists and artisans. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food, drink and live music. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive.

“Adrift in Macao”
The comic musical “Adrift in Macao” will have six performances at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, 5751 USA Drive South, Sept. 28-30. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Call 251-460-6305.

Last Friday Art Night
Dauphin Island Art Gallery is where it’s happening on the Island 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.

Creative Crossings
Live art contest along Dauphin Street during TenSixtyFive on Saturday, Sept. 30. Six local artists have been chosen to create masterpieces in the crosswalks between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Judging and prizes will be awarded at 6 p.m.

TenSixtyFive Arts & Crafts Market
Mobile Arts Council is organizing an art market featuring local artists in Cathedral Square on Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1, 2-7 p.m. during the free outdoor concert series. Visit mobilearts.org.

Mobile Pops concerts
The Mobile Pops continues its 40th anniversary season Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Mobile County Bicentennial Pavilion in Medal of Honor Park and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. at the Spanish Fort Community Center. Visit www.themobilepops.com.

Baldwin Pops concert
The first concert of the 2017-2018 season will feature the premiere of conductor Jason Rinehart. Henry George Park in Fairhope, Sunday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m.

Batik workshop
Join Joseph Booth to create your own fabric using the hot wax batik technique on Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 7, at Mobile Museum of Art. Visit mobilemuseumofart.com.

Sculpture unveiling ceremony
The North American Iranian Friendship Society will unveil a bronze sculpture of the late legendary Iranian wrestler and national hero Jahan Pahlavan Takhti. 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 1 Academy Drive in Daphne. Wine and refreshments will be served. Call 251-626-3303 or email [email protected].


MUSEUMS

“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.

“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.

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

“Race for Hope”
City Hope Church hosts the “Race for Hope” 5K and 1-mile Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 a.m. Daphne City Hall, 1705 Main St. Register online at Eventbrite.

“Bras across the CAUSEway”
Come run along the causeway on Sunday, Oct. 1, to benefit the Providence Hospital Breast Cancer Outreach Fund. The 5K and fun run begin and end at USS Alabama, 2703 Battleship Parkway. 5-8 p.m., visit brasacrossthecauseway2017.eventbrite.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 & 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].