GENERAL INTEREST

MobTown Movies: “Moana”
Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. Langan Park, 4850 Museum Drive. Presented by city of Mobile.

MobTown Movies: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Friday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. Medal of Honor Park, 1711 Hillcrest Road. Presented by city of Mobile.

Mobile Pops
Join the Mobile Symphonic Pops Band Saturday, April 15, as it begins its 40th concert season with a spring concert at Cottage Hill Medal of Honor Park, 1711 Hillcrest Road. Visit themobilepops.com.

Fairhope Walking Tours
Join Fairhope History Museum Director Donnie Barrett for a walking tour of Fairhope on Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. at the Fairhope Colony Cemetery.

Easter in the Squares
Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day starts in Bienville Square with activities and and an Easter egg hunt, then ends in Cathedral Square. Call 251-434-8498.

Satsuma Blossom Festival
The Fairhope Museum of History will again host the Satsuma Blossom Festival, Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 N. Section St., next to the Fairhope Welcome Center. For more information, call 251-929-1471.

Sunrise service at Bellingrath
At Bellingrath Gardens and Home on Easter Sunday, guests are invited to a special sunrise service on Live Oak Plaza. The service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and is open to all. Call 251-973-2217.

Sunrise service at Fort Gaines
The service will be on the great lawn within the walls of Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island. Free admission will be given to guests from 6- 7 a.m.

Fine forgiveness
Return your overdue books, DVDs, audiobooks and any other library-owned material to the libraries in Baldwin County through April 15 and all fines will be forgiven. Call 251-970-4010.

IANDS meeting
The International Association of Near Death Studies meets second Wednesday of every month at the West Regional Branch of the Mobile Public Library on Grelot Road at 6 p.m.

Brown Bag in Bienville
Every Wednesday through May 5, join friends in Mobile’s Bienville Square from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for lunch and live music.

Cancer Support Groups
The third Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of every month, ostomy, GYN and cancer support groups meet. Call 770-312-8638 for ostomy and 251-445-9802 for GYN.

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 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.


FUNDRAISERS

“Crawfish in the Courtyard”
Mudbugs, music and more! Don’t miss out on an evening of all-you-can-eat crawfish and beer, plus admission to the Exploreum’s exhibits. The event is Tuesday, April 18, for ages 21 and older. The Exploreum is at 65 Government St. More information at www.exploreum.com.

“Taste of Rotary”
The Point Clear Rotary Club is hosting “Taste of Rotary” Tuesday, April 18, at the Fairhope Civic Center, 6 p.m. All money raised goes back into the community. Call 251-454-0921.


ARTS

“A Chorus Line”
Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre. Presented by University of Alabama’s College of Art & Sciences, Department of Theatre & Dance. For more information, visit theatre.ua.edu.

Documentary screening
University of South Alabama will be screening “Cowspiracy,” Thursday, April 13, 5 p.m. at Marx Library, Study Room 0181; email [email protected].


MUSEUMS

Tea for Two
Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. the Fairhope Museum of History hosts a tea with a lecture on Fairhope history. April 18 speaker will be Stephen McNair, Ph.D., historic preservation consultant. Call 251-929-1471.

“Windows to the Sea”
Dauphin Island Sea Lab announces a permanent exhibit at the Estuarium, “Windows to the Sea.” 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.

“Christenberry: In Alabama”
On the occasion of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration, this exhibit honors artist William Christenberry’s exploration of themes related to his native state. Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. Through June 4. Call 251-208-5200.

“Faces of Africa”
The History Museum of Mobile exhibit “Faces of Africa: A Mystical View of Tribal Heritage” runs through Monday, July 31. Call 251-208-7420.

“Drugs: Costs and Consequences”
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration team up to present a powerful interactive exhibit of the effects of drugs on individuals and society. Through August. Visit exploreum.com.

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

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are back in action at Mobile’s Hank Aaron Stadium. This week the team hosts the Jackson Generals for a five-game home stand April 12-16. Call 251-479-BEAR.

Tai Chi
Beginner Tai Chi classes are being offered in Stirling Hall (behind All Saints Episcopal Church, 151 S. Ann St., Mobile) every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes may be joined at any time. Email [email protected].

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 classes
New fitness classes are in progress at Palmer Pillans Middle School. To register or for more information, call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Dance classes
New dance classes are in progress at Palmer Pillans Middle School. To register or for more information, call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivities.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. Email [email protected], call 251-623-9183 or visit 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 Hot Wheels Skating Rink in Daphne. Email [email protected].


PUBLIC MEETINGS

Police Citizens Advisory Council
Councilman C.J. Small announced the Police Citizens Community Relations Advisory Council will meet Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. in District 3 at the Greater Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 1305 Rev A T Days St. (near the corner of Michigan Avenue and Duval).

Mobile Finance Committee
Councilman Joel Daves announced the Finance Committee will meet Thursday, April 13, at 2 p.m. in the Council Conference Room on the 9th floor of the South Tower in Government Plaza.

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.