Fairhope History Series
Fairhope Public Library will host a lecture Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. on “Fairhope Single Tax Archives: Preserving Our Past.” Call 251-928-7483 for more information.

Cheap Chic Boutique
Join Our Sisters’ Closet for its annual Cheap Chic Boutique Friday, Jan. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dumas Wesley Auditorium, 126 Mobile St., in Mobile.

Bridal Show
The 20th annual “Wedding of a Lifetime” bridal show and giveaway will be held at the Mobile Convention Center (1 S. Water St.) Sunday, Jan. 8, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $12 the day of the show. Call 251-753-6922, 251-533-0773, or email

Winter Garden Walk at Bellingrath
Winter Wednesday sessions are held each week through Feb. 22 in the Magnolia Room. The annual Winter Garden Walk is Wednesday, Jan. 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Registration requested; call 251-973-2217, ext. 111, or email

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

Distinguished Lecture Series
The University of South Alabama Gulf Shores campus second annual Distinguished Lecture Series will be Thursday, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m., at 19470 Oak Road W. in Gulf Shores. To register, call 251-460-7200 or visit

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.

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 for more information.


Mobile Jewish Film Festival
The 2016 Mobile Jewish Film Festival will show 10 acclaimed Jewish films at venues around Mobile and Baldwin counties Jan 10-24. The festival celebrates 16 years of presenting films that reflect the Jewish experience in an attempt to promote dialogue between religions, cultures and generations. For more information, visit

Art Talk: “Outside In”
Come out to Mobile Museum of Art on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. to meet MMoA curator Kurtis Thomas and find out how “OUTSIDE IN: 40 Years of Acquisitions Supported by the Art Patrons League” came together. For more information, call 251-208-5200.

First Friday Art Walk
The Eastern Shore Art Center returns with new art and music the first Friday of every month. Friday, Jan. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak St., Fairhope. For more information, contact Adrienne at 251-928-2228, ext. 103.


“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

Tea for Two
Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. the Fairhope Museum of History hosts a tea with a lecture on Fairhope history. The Jan. 10 speaker will be Chris “Champ” Napier. 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. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Call 251-208-6893 or email for more information.

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.


First Light Marathon
The marathon benefiting L’Arche Mobile will be Sunday, Jan. 8, with a starting time of 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Government and Claiborne. The finish line is Bienville Square at Dauphin and Conception. For more information, visit

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, call 251-623-9183 or visit

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


CPR class
Mobile Fire-Rescue will offer free community CPR classes at Murphy High School. All classes start at 5 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10, at MHS. Call 251-208-1659 or 251-234-9080 to register.


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.

Baldwin County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale,

Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave.,

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.,

Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd.,

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.,

Fairhope Planning Commission: First Monday at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. For more information visit

Foley City Council: First and third Monday at 5:30 p.m., 407 E. Laurel Ave. Work sessions begin at 4 p.m.,

Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St.,