GENERAL INTEREST

Pride Week
In conjunction with Mobile Alabama’s Pride Fest, Pride Week runs May 1-6. For a full list of Pride Week festivities visit mobilealabamapride.com.

Transparency gala
The League of Women Voters Transparency in Government Celebration is Saturday, April 29, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre. Featuring Mobile City Councilperson Bess Rich and Kyle Whitmire, state political commentator at Alabama Media Group. Visit lwvmobile.org.

Rio Carnivale!
St. Mary Catholic School’s casino night Saturday, May 6, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets $25 for seniors, $30 for others in advance; $35 at the door. Special dinner tickets ($100) admit two adults and include entry to win door prizes.

Old Mobile Bus Tour
A bus tour to French Colonial Old Mobile will leave Cooper Riverside Park on Saturday, April 29, at 9 a.m., returning around noon. Call 251-626-5581 for reservations.

Market on the Park
Formerly Market on the Square, this weekly farmers market will be Saturdays, April 29 through July 29 at Mardi Gras Park. 7:30 a.m. until noon. Sponsored by city of Mobile Special Events.

World Tai Chi Day
Mobile’s World Tai Chi Day event will be Saturday, April 29, 9-11 a.m. at Mardi Gras Park downtown. Free lessons and demonstrations. Contact instituteshaolin@gmail.com.

Delta Woods and Waters Expo
Annual event sponsored by the city of Spanish Fort and held at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center will celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.deltawoodsandwatersexpo.com.

Dauphin Island Gumbo Festival
The 8th annual Dauphin Island Gumbo Festival will be at Pirates Bar & Grill and Fins Bar (1600 Bienville Blvd.) on Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 251-861-2969.

Fairhope Walking Tours
Join Museum Director Donnie Barrett for a walking tour of Fairhope on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Fairhope Colony Cemetery.

Planning Equals Compassion
Providence Presbyterian Church will be hosting speaker Kyla Kelim on Sunday, April 30, 4-5 p.m. Topic: “Educate, Prepare and Take Care of Yourself” regarding seniors and their caregivers. Call 251-633-9701.

Science Café
“The Second Law: How Your Air Conditioner is Trying to Kill You,” presented by Dr. Christy West. Tuesday, May 2, 6-7 p.m. at Moe’s Original Bar B Que, 701 Springhill Ave. Call 251-460-6106.

Providence Farmers Market
Shop the Farmers Market every Wednesday now through July 12, 2-5 p.m., in Lot F at Providence Hospital. Call 251-631-3501.

NDE Meeting
International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS) 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.

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

Puttin’ on the Gritz
The Eastern Shore Art Center’s 3rd annual fundraiser “Puttin’ on the Gritz” will be Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. Live music, flea market art and dinner provided by local food trucks. Visit esartcenter.org.

Sidewalk-A-Thon
The Village of Spring Hill will hold its sixth annual Sidewalk-A-Thon event on Friday, April 28, 3-6 p.m. Proceeds will be used as matching funds for competitive sidewalk grants to support additional sidewalk construction in Spring Hill. Visit www.tvosh.com.

Dog Wash
Dirty Dogs Dog Wash raises money for Delta Dogs. Saturday, April 29, from 2-4 p.m. $10, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club. Visit mobiledeltadogs.org.

UMW Tablescapes
United Methodist Women 3rd annual Tablescapes eventis April 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FUMC’s Family Life Center, 120 W. Second St., Bay Minette. Tickets cost $20, available in advance from any UMW member. Call 251-937-8303.

Crawfish for a Cause
Benefiting USA Hospital Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center, Saturday, April 29, 12-4 p.m. at The Grounds. Tickets are $25, presale only, for all you can eat crawfish and beverages. Call 251-343-0534 or visit Eventbrite online.

Windmill Jamboree for IB
Windmill Market will be hosting a fundraiser Saturday, April 29, 6-9 p.m., benefiting the Fairhope High School International Baccalaureate program. Dinner and live music. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2920854.


ARTS

“Bye Bye Birdie”
The Tony award-winning musical at Mobile’s Playhouse-in-the-Park, through May 14. Visit playhouseinthepark.org or call 251-602-0630.

St. Francis Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dauphin Island (Key and Chaumont streets). Proceeds will support a variety of local charities. Call 318-548-4376 or 251-391-4558.

Last Friday Art Night
Last Friday Art Night features local art and history, food, beverages, music and socializing at Dauphin Island Art Gallery, 918 Bienville Blvd. For more information call 251-861-3300.


MUSEUMS

Tea for Two
Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. the Fairhope Museum of History hosts a tea with a lecture on Fairhope history. The May 2 speaker will be Donna Esslinger. 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 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 jholland@exploreum.com.

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

Dauphin Island Regatta
The 59th annual Dauphin Island Race will be held April 29 on Mobile Bay. Three days of events are online at bucyc.com.

Jubilee Jog
The Junior League of Mobile’s Jubilee Jog 5K and 1K fun run is at The Grounds Saturday, April 29, 5 p.m. Call 251-471-3348 or visit juinorleaguemobile.org.

Weekly 1K/5K
Every Thursday evening at 6 p.m., join Red Bread Outfitters and Cortlandt’s Pub in the Spring Hill Village Shopping Center for a 1K or 5K run and walk. No cost to participate.

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 in progress at Palmer Pillans Middle School. To register or for more information on classes offered, call 251-463-7980 or go tocommunityactivitiesprogram.com.

Dance and art classes
New dance and art classes are in progress at Palmer Pillans Middle School. To register or for more information on classes offered, 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 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 cassief13@aol.com.


WORKSHOPS

Legal Financial Blitz
Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. join West Regional Library on Grelot Road to learn about foreclosure prevention and bankruptcies. Call 251-602-0011.

Genealogy class
Genealogy for beginners is offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Call 251-463-7980 or visit communityactivitiesprogram.com.


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.