December 18

Trace Adkins’ Christmas Show
Join country music star Trace Adkins as he reminisces about the good ol’ days during a family-friendly, reverent Christmas production at the Saenger Theater. For ticket information call 251-208-7906 or visit www.mobilesaenger.com.

Peter Pan, Jr.
Sunny Side Children’s Theater presents Peter Pan, Jr. Dec. 18-21 at St. Luke’s Upper School Theater, 1400 S. University Blvd. with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information call 251-510-1808.

Flu Vaccines
The Mobile County Health Department is offering the 2014-2015 seasonal flu vaccine to those age 6 months and older without an appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Health Department’s Immunization Clinic, 251 N. Bayou St. The shots also are available by appointment at MCHD’s outlying Family Health centers. Appointments can be made by calling 251-690-8889. The shots are $15 each, payable in the exact amount by cash or credit card, or by using Medicaid or Medicare Part B, or private insurance that covers the cost.

Guest Bartender
Join Fairhope Brewing Company as they host guest bartenders. The guest bartenders will pour up beer and the tips they receive will go to the charity of their choice. Fairhope City Councilmen Jack Burrell and Rich Mueller will guest bartend from 5-7 p.m. Their tips will benefit the Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation. Fairhope Brewing Company is located at 914 Nichols Ave., Fairhope. For more information call 251-279-7517.

Thursdays at the Museum
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, offers free admission to all visitors. Join MMOA each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. This week will have live music by Eric Erdman. No reservations are necessary.


December 19

Guest Bartender
Join Fairhope Brewing Company as they host guest bartenders. The guest bartenders will be pour up beer and the tips they receive will go to their charity of choice. Father Steve Williams and Father Victor Ingalls from 5-7 p.m. We’re bringing this event home with a crowd favorite… the bartending priests. While Father Steve is an old pro form last year, this will be Father Victor’s first run at the taproom. We hope you pack the house out one more time for these guys. Their tips benfit The Poor and Needy St. Vincet DePaul. Brewing Company is located at 914 Nichols Ave, Fairhope. For more information call 251-279-7517.

Mobile Pops Concert
The Mobile Pops band’s annual Christmas Concert, “Sounds of the Season,” begins at 7 p.m. at the Saraland Performing Arts Center at Saraland High School. Mobile Pops concerts are always free to the public. For more information call 251-679-6036 or visit mobilepopsband.com.

Christmas Evening of Smooth Jazz
Join the Azalea City Smooth Jazz Production for an evening of smooth jazz at the Holiday Inn, Skyview Lounge downtown. The featured band is The Band Deception. Tickets are $20 with proceeds benefitting the Salvation Army Women and Children Shelter. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the band starting at 8 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a toy for the children. For more information call 251-648-6171.

Magic Christmas in Lights
Visit Bellingrath Gardens and Home during its 19th season of Magic Christmas in Lights. Magic Christmas in Lights runs until Jan. 3 and is closed on Christmas and New Years Day. The gardens are open during Magic Christmas in Lights from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m., and the holiday lights are on from 5-9 p.m. on each of these days. Home tours run every half hour until 8 p.m. throughout the season. Bellingrath Gardens and Home is located at 12401 Bellingrath Road, Theodore, Alabama. Call 251-973-2217 for more information.


December 20

Bells in the Bayou
Four-mile and two-mile races organized by the South Mobile County Tourism Authority, begin at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, 13790 S. Wintzell Ave., Bayou La Batre. Run for a record, or run for fun. Online registration is through Eventbrite or at the event from 7 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Entry fees for adults are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the race. Children 12 and under $12 in advance or $15 day of race. T-shirts for all, awards for many. Call South Mobile County Tourism Authority for more details: 251-861-8747.

Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas
This 6th annual show will include a performance by the John Milham Trio with Chris Spies (pianist) and Chris Severin (bassist) will perform Vince Guaraldi’s soundtrack “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The second set will feature many of Mobile’s finest songwriters performing their favorite Christmas tunes. Guest artists include Molly Thomas Milham, Andy MacDonald, Ryan Balthrop, Eric Erdman, Rebecca Roubion and more. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre in downtown, 6 S. Joachim St. Call 251-208-5600 for more information.

Walk to Justice: Unity in the Community
The Mobile County branch of the NAACP, Save OurSelves (SOS) Movement for Justice & Democracy, People United to Advance the Dream Inc. and community leaders are organizing a nonviolent protest of recent decisions in the deaths of unarmed men of color at the hands of police. A rally will begin at 10 a.m. at Lyons Park and will culminate with a march to Government Plaza at 2 p.m. For more information call 251-725-0779.

Greenleaf Writer’s Group
The Greenleaf Writer’s Group is currently welcoming new members. We meet every third Saturday of the month at the Semmes library from 10 a.m. until noon. If you are an aspiring writer, come join us. For more information call 251-490-5199.

Christmas Nights of Light
Hundreds of thousands of LED lights, driven by more than 1,000 computer channels, synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Pack your vehicle full of friends and family to enjoy the show as you begin a new Christmas tradition. The fun doesn’t stop after you drive thru the mile and a half Christmas show — afterward you can visit Santa’s Village. Christmas Nights of Lights invites you to celebrate Christmas with us at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. The show is nightly at dusk until 10 p.m. Admission is $6 per person.


December 21

Frozen Tea Party
Celebrate this season with Project Mouvement In Art’s holiday performance “A Frozen Tea Party” at 2 p.m. at the Fairhope Civic Center, 161 N. Section St., Fairhope. Be enchanted in a winter wonderland with live performances from the movie “Frozen.” Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go” while enjoying delectable treats and tea. Proceeds from a Frozen Tea Party will benefit PMIA and The Exceptional Foundation of Daphne, Alabama, a nonprofit organization that strives to meet the social and recreational needs of the developmentally and/or physically challenged adults of Baldwin County. For more information call 251-610-8902 or visit www.pmiart.com.

Open Studio
Come enjoy complimentary mimosas as artists work at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St. There will also be works by more than 60 area artists on display. For more information call 251-694-0278.


December 22

Ark of India
“Ark of India: An Alabama Artist Explores Southern Asia” is an exhibit about personal discovery and exploration. It is an account of late 19th and early 20th century India as seen by Alabama artist Roderick D. MacKenzie, using his paintings, drawings, sculptures and most importantly, photographs and writings. The exhibition is organized by the History Museum of Mobile at 111 S. Royal St. and is on view until Sept. 1, 2015.


December 23

BINGO
Join The Haberdasher at 451 Dauphin St. every Tuesday beginning at 9:30 p.m. for Bingo, with prizes every round and drink specials. Free to play. For more information call 251-287-1976.


December 24

Bend & Brew
Join Fairhope Brewing every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. for Hoppy Yoga. The taproom is transformed into a yoga studio with Soul Shine Yoga leading the session. It’s only $5 to participate in the class and then you can stick around for beer specials as well as light snacks provided by Pretty Mean Sweets. Fairhope Brewing is located at 914 Nichols Ave., Fairhope.

Tour Space 301
Tours of the Main Gallery and Fabrication Hall are every Wednesday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Centre for the Living Arts/Space 301, 301 Conti St. Tours included with the price of admission. Call 251-208-5671 or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com for more information.