GENERAL INTEREST

“It’s A Wonderful Life”
“It’s A Wonderful Life” is showing at the Crescent Theater, 208 Dauphin St., Dec. 21-23 at 11 a.m. For tickets and info visit crescenttheater.com.

Dollar General Bowl
The Dollar General Bowl will be played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Friday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. The game, featuring the Troy Trojans vs. the Ohio Bobcats, will be televised nationally on ESPN. Tickets and info at www.dollargeneralbowl.com.

Wings of Life Christmas Feast
Wings of Life will be celebrating Christmas Eve with a feast for the community’s residents and homeless on Saturday, Dec. 25, at noon. For more information, or if you would like to help out, call 251-432-5245.

Kids’ Lives Matter Tour
The tour reflects a call to action within our communities to aid and assist in creating safe, fun and educational experiences for children. The show will be Monday, Dec. 26, at 5 p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center. For more information visit mobilecivicctr.com.

Holiday Donation Drive
City of Mobile Animal Shelter is seeking donations of towels, food, toys, formula, grooming gear and cleaning products. The shelter is also offering $20 adoption fees for cats and dogs in the month of December. For more information, call 251-208-2801.

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

Riverside Ice
Riverside Ice will be open at Cooper Riverside Park in Mobile until Jan. 14. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Every Tuesday, each child accompanied by at least one adult will be admitted for free. For more information, visit www.RiversideIce.com.

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. For more information, call 251-861-2141.

Midtown Optimist Club
Join Midtown Optimist Club every Wednesday at noon for lunch at Azalea City Golf Course. For reservations and more information, please call 251-348-3542.

Toastmasters
Do you want to learn how 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

Tree of Lights
This holiday season, a special tree will once again be displayed in the Thomas Hospital lobby to recognize and remember the special people in our lives during the holiday season. For an order form or more information, please call 251-279-1686.


ARTS

“Christmas Wonderland”
The spirit of the season comes to life with “Christmas Wonderland” in the Beau Rivage Theatre (Biloxi), Dec. 21-29. A musical extravaganza featuring singers and dancers, festive holiday sets and stunning costumes. Tickets start at $10.95 per person. For tickets and more information, visit beaurivage.com.


MUSEUMS

“Filming the Camps”
The History Museum of Mobile will exhibit “Filming the Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremberg” through Jan. 16. The exhibit features the stories of three film directors as they documented Nazi atrocities during World War II. For more information, visit museumofmobile.com.

Tea for Two
Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. the Fairhope Museum of History hosts a tea with a lecture on Fairhope history. The Dec. 27 speaker will be Donnie Barrett. For more information, call 251-929-1471.

Little Discoveries
Outside the Box: This “Little Discovery” in the Exploreum’s Wharf of Wonder, aimed at children 6 and under, explores how innovation and creativity can lead to a world of possibilities starting with a simple cardboard box. Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Call 251-208-6893 or email jholland@exploreum.com for more information.

“Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World”
Through Jan. 1, the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center features a hands-on gallery and more than 60 guitars on display. There is also a rock photography exhibit by Janet Macoska. For information, call 251-208-6893 or visit 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. For more information, call 251-208-5200.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

15th annual Santa Run
Annual 2-mile fun-run, walk, bike ride, dog walking, charity event for Make-A-Wish Alabama. Race begins and ends at 4072 Old Shell Road, Mobile, in front of Carpe Diem. Saturday, Dec. 24, 10 a.m. To register visit carpe-coffee.com/santarun.

Exercise classes
Palmer Pillans Middle School hosts a wide variety of exercise classes, including ballroom dance, boxing and more. For more information, call 251-463-7980.

Bridge lessons
The Mobile Bridge Center offers free bridge lessons each Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. at 1510 University Blvd. Arrive a few minutes early to register. If you have questions, call the Bridge Center at 251-666-2147, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holy yoga
Tamara William leads a lunchtime holy yoga at The Steeple on St. Francis every Wednesday. The cost is $15. Participants will connect with Christ in mind, body and spirit. For more information, call 251-656-3269.

Ballroom dance
Azalea Ballroom Dance Club hosts dances with live music the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. at Via! Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. Email cyoungblood9278@gmail.com, call 251-623-9183 or visit www.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 Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31 in Spanish Fort. Email cassief13@aol.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.

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.