Holiday Christmas

Christmas Breakfast
Join Baldwin County Library (22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale) for a Christmas breakfast, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. in the Library Reference Room. Breakfast breads, coffee and juice will be served. Email [email protected].

Mobile Pops Band Christmas Concert
Enjoy a variety of holiday music performed by the Mobile Pops Band at the Murphy High School Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 14, 7-9 p.m.

“Polar Express” Pajama Party
Enjoy a special screening of “The Polar Express” overlooking the river, Friday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. at GulfQuest. Wear pajamas, bring sleeping bags and pillows, and enjoy popcorn and drinks! Free, but space is limited. RSVP to [email protected].

Daphne “Snow & Movie Night”
The city of Daphne hosts “Snow & Movie Night” at Lott Park (2039 Main St.), Friday, Dec. 15, 4-8 p.m. Snow at 4 p.m., films begin at 6 p.m. Santa photos from 5-7 p.m. Bring chairs or blankets. Call 251-621-9000.

Breakfast with Santa
Families may enjoy a breakfast spread and photos with jolly old Saint Nick on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 8 a.m. at Erie Meyer Civic Center in Gulf Shores. Call 251-968-6721.

Christmas Classic Movies
Mobile’s Saenger Theatre will screen “A Madea Christmas” Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. and “White Christmas” Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime; $6 for adults, $3 under age 12. Visit mobilesaenger.com.

Holiday Market
Pictures with Santa and last-minute shopping at Cathedral Square on Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gifts, locally grown produce and baked goods. Trains to Bienville Square for kids’ activities. There will be music, dance and more!

“A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas”
Jazz concert featuring Vince Guaraldi’s classic soundtrack to the animated “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Saturday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile. For tickets visit mobilesaenger.com or call 251-208-5600.

Christmas in Oakleigh
Meet Santa, make Christmas crafts and listen to Christmas stories read by our Oakleigh Belles while adults enjoy music and light refreshments on Saturday, Dec. 16, 4-8 p.m. Admission is $10, free for children under 10. 251-432-1281.

Tuba Christmas
Come to Cathedral Square Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2:30 p.m. for a tuba-euphonium choir. Mobile is one of 200 cities around the world that participate in this unusual Christmas tradition.

Share a Christmas Story
Attendees are invited to write a story to share with others at the Monday, Dec. 18, L.A. Beach Writers meeting, 5:30 p.m. at the Gulf Shores Library (221 W. 19th Ave.). Stories can be either true or fictional and should be around 300 words. Visit labeachwriters.com or call Brady at 251-490-8072.

“Magic Christmas in Lights”
Bellingrath Gardens and Home’s 21st season of “Magic Christmas in Lights” runs 5-9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31. For details or to order tickets, visit www.bellingrath.org.

“Christmas Nights of Lights”
Through Jan. 1, “Christmas Nights of Lights” is at Hank Aaron Stadium (755 Bolling Brothers Blvd.). The show is nightly at dusk until 10 p.m. Admission is $6 per person.


GENERAL INTEREST

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.

Memorial Service
Kenmar Family Funeral Home (11400 Tanner Williams Road, Mobile) is hosting a memorial service for all who lost loved ones this year. Thursday, Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m. Call 251-639-1272.

TOPS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church. Call 251-625-6888.

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

Toastmasters
Toastmasters International meets regularly at six locations in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Visit www.toastmasters.org for more information.


FUNDRAISERS

“12 Bartenders of Christmas”
Fairhope Brewing Co. is holding its annual “12 Bartenders of Christmas” on Dec. 14, 19, 20 and 21. Members of the community are invited to enjoy beers poured by council members, doctors and more, all for charity. Call 251-279-7517.


ARTS

Teen Art Class
The Daphne Public Library will host an art workshop for teens on Tuesday, Dec. 19, in the library community room, 1:30-3 p.m. Supplies will be provided at no cost. Registration required. Call 251-621-2818, ext. 211, or email [email protected].

“Van Cliburn’s Piano”
Steinway Piano Gallery Spanish Fort will offer a glimpse into the life of piano virtuoso Van Cliburn, and display his personal piano, through Feb. 3. Call 251-930-1082.


MUSEUMS

“Titanic: Honour and Glory”
Join the History Museum of Mobile for the bon voyage party celebrating the launch of “Titanic: Honour and Glory” on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. RSVP to 251-301-0273.

“Posing Beauty in African-American Culture”
An exhibition at Mobile Museum of Art explores 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 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 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 and Archives is open free to the public weekdays, 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), 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 (4850 Museum Drive) offers free admission to all visitors. No reservations are necessary. Call 251-208-5200.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

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., Mobile) for bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 251-478-3311.

Bridge Lessons
The Mobile Bridge Center (1510 University Blvd.) offers free bridge lessons each Tuesday at 6 p.m. Arrive a few minutes early to register. Call 251-666-2147, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fitness and Athletics Classes
New fitness classes are offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Tai Chi, Candle Lit Yoga, Piyo Tone and small group personal fitness. Call 251-208-1662 or visit mobilecap.org.

Dance and art classes
New dance classes are offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Belly dance, Salsa dance. Call 251-208-1662 or visit mobilecap.org.

Pickleball for adults (indoors)
Offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School on 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 251-208-1662 or visit mobilecap.org.

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].


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.

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.

Satsuma City Council: First and third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 5464 Old Highway 43 Satsuma, AL 36572, 251-675-1440.