GENERAL INTEREST

Free public talk
Please join us for a free public talk highlighting “The Wade Hall Traveling Postcards Exhibitions” on loan from the Troy University Libraries. Thursday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Archaeology Museum, 6052 University Drive S. Call 251-460-6106.

Fairhope farmer’s market
The city of Fairhope hosts an outdoor farmer’s market Thursdays, 3-6 p.m., through Nov. 2, behind the Fairhope Public Library downtown on Bancroft Street. Call 251-929-1466.

Physician assistant positions
The University of South Alabama Department of Physician Assistant Studies will provide information on the program, admissions requirements and the application process. Friday, July 14, at 12:30 p.m. in the Health Science Building. Call 251-445-9345.

Free family movie night
Join Dauphin Island on the West End Beach for a free movie at dusk on Thursday and Friday. This Thursday’s film is “Zootopia.” Friday’s film is “Angry Birds.”

Dauphin Street Vault
The Dauphin Street Vault brings vaulters of all levels to compete in the Port City. A full day of high-flying fun on Dauphin Street between Jackson and Joachim streets, the fun starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 15. Visit, www.dauphinstreetvault.com.

Oakleigh Summer Lawn Party
An all ages event with food, fun and entertainment. Saturday, July 15, 2-5 p.m. $15 per person, ages 10 and under free. Includes antique interiors art history tour of the house museum for adults. Visit historicmobile.org or call 251-432-1281.

Birds and Boats
Historic Blakeley State Park conducts a boat tour of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta on Saturday, July 15 at 9:30 a.m. The tour will be three hours. Visit blakeleypark.com or call 251-626-0798.

Summer Lawn Party
On Saturday, July 15, 2-5 p.m. the Historic Oakleigh House Museum in downtown Mobile, is hosting a summer lawn party on its historic grounds community. Call 251-432-1281 for tickets.

Market in the Square
Mobile’s downtown farmer’s market is now held in Cathedral Square on Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. until noon. Come enjoy music, food, beverages and more.

West Mobile farmer’s market
This farmer’s market, sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church, is held every Tuesday, 3-6 p.m., on the west side of church property, 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile. Call 251-342-0462.

Saenger Movie Series
Saenger Theatre is hosting its Summer Classic Movie Series every Sunday. This week’s film is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Cost is $6 per adult, $3 per child 12 and under and for seniors 60 and over. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., film is at 3 p.m. Call 251-208-5601.

Help Me Grow Wednesdays
Lifelines Counseling Services and the Help Me Grow staff provide free developmental screenings throughout July. Visit us at The Shoppes at Bel Air every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to speak with someone.

Shining Star Youth Camp
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office will host camps for ages 8-13 at Rockwell Elementary School, July 12-14, and Central Baldwin Middle School, Aug. 2-5. Call 251-972-6890.

TOPS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 251-625-6888.

Wonderful Wednesday
Join curator Tom McGehee to explore Mrs. Bellingrath’s most prized pieces at Bellingrath Gardens & Home. Admission: $13 for adults and $7.50 for ages 5-12. Visit bellingrath.org or call 251-459-8864 to register.

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


ARTS

Theater festival
The South Baldwin Community Theater’s End of the Road Festival will take place July 14-16 at the 2022 W. Second St. in Gulf Shores and will feature nine new plays by playwrights from all over the nation. Visit sbct.biz or call 251-968-6721.

LoDa Artwalk
Join downtown Mobile art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside Friday, July 14, 6-9 p.m. in the Lower Dauphin Street district.

Celtic Crue Concert
The University of South Alabama Celtic Crue will present a concert on Tuesday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. This concert is free and open to the public. Visit www.southalabama.edu/music.


MUSEUMS

Fun Friday
This hour long make-and-take activity visits the “Faces of Africa” exhibit to learn about talking drums. $5 per person. July 14, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., History Museum of Mobile. Email [email protected].

Ship tours
GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico will host tours of the training ship T.S. General Rudder Tuesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 12 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, July13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Free. Visit gulfquest.org or call 251-436-8901.

Tea for Two
Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. the Fairhope Museum of History hosts a tea with a lecture on Fairhope history. The July 18 speaker will be Jule Moon. Call 251-929-1471.

“Windows to the Sea”
“Windows to the Sea” is a new permanent exhibit at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. 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.

“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
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) 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 [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. The team hosts Chattanooga for a five-game home stand July 19-23. Call 251-479-BEAR.

Hula lessons
Open enrollment for the Mobile branch of Hawai’i’s Halau Ka Lihilihilehua ‘O Hopoe Kuikanani will be July 17, 3-6:30 p.m. Come learn traditional Hawaiian Hula. Call 251-463-6822. Classes will be held at 5566 Andrew Road, Suite D.

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.

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. Curvy yoga, Tone It Up ! (fusion workout), Zumba, basketball clinics (ages 8+) and sports conditioning (ages 8-17). To register or for more information, call 251-463-7980 or visit communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Dance and art classes
Summer classes offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School include belly dance, ballroom dance, ballet and tumbling (ages 6-8), beginning piano (ages 8+), watercolor painting, zombies and superheroes art, and pet portraits art. Call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Pickleball for adults (indoors)
Offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School, 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 251-463-7980 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 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].


WORKSHOPS

Couples and money
Learn about savings programs, different kinds of investments and risks, and common strategies. Monday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling, 705 Oak Circle Drive E. (Mobile). Space is limited; call 251-602-0011 to register.


PUBLIC MEETINGS

Police Citizens Advisory Council Meeting
The Police Citizens Community Relations Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Springhill-Moorer Library in District 7. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the Springhill-Moorer Library is located at 4 S. McGregor Ave.

Public Safety Committee Meeting
The Mobile Public Safety Committee will meet Tuesday, July 18 at 2 p.m. to discuss the Police Citizens Community Relations Advisory Council and police body cameras. Meet at the Council Conference Room on the 9th floor of the South Tower in Government Plaza.