GENERAL INTEREST

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.

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
The 84th annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo will take place July 20-22. The weigh station will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information and tickets, visit adsfr.com.

Free family movie night
Join Dauphin Island on the West End Beach for a free movie at dusk on Thursday and Friday. This weeks films are “Middle School” (Thursday) and “Finding Dory” (Friday).

Historic marker unveiling
The Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile will unveil a historic marker honoring Vivian Malone Jones, the first African-American graduate of the University of Alabama. Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m., at 760 St. Anthony St. in Mobile.

Stop the Violence Rally
Free family event with live music, food, local artists, poets and much more. Saturday, July 22, at noon, Taylor Park, 1050 Baltimore St., Mobile. Organized by members of Faith Plus Work.

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

Saenger Movie Series
Saenger Theatre is hosting its Summer Classic Movie Series every Sunday. This week’s film is “Blazing Saddles.” 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 begins at 3 p.m. Call 251-208-5601.

Summer Author Series
Daphne Public Library presents Summer Author Series Tuesdays at 6 p.m. On July 25, Joe Formichella and Suzanne Hudson will be on hand to discuss and sign their books. Call 251-621-2818, ext. 211.

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.

Lunch and learn
Mitchell Cancer Institute hosts monthly “lunch and learn” events. On Tuesday, July 25 at noon will be “Cooking with Care: Eating Right for the Cancer Fight.” The lunch will be held in the multipurpose room on the second floor of MCI. Call 251-445-9647.

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 youth ages 8-13 at 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.

“Movie in the Park”
The Mobile Police Department is hosting “Movie in the Park” this summer. The next film will be Wednesday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m. at Tricentennial Park, 2121 Lake Drive.

“Wonderful Wednesday”
Join curator Tom McGehee to explore Mrs. Bellingrath’s most prized pieces at Bellingrath Gardens & Home. Admission is $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

“Underwater Forest” premier
“Underwater Forest” is the latest documentary from Ben Raines. It was produced by ACF and This Is Alabama. The premier will be held at noon on Friday, July 21, at the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile. Tickets include lunch. Visit joinACF.org.

“Willy Wonka — The Musical”
Join us for Playhouse in the Park’s production of “Willy Wonka — The Musical,” Friday, July 21, through Sunday, Aug. 13. Curtain times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Visit playhouseintheoark.org.

Mobile Mystery Dinners
A performance of “Murder on the Carnivore Cruise” will take place Saturday, July 22, 7 p.m. at Azalea Manor. Tickets include dinner and unlimited wine. Advance reservations are required; visit mobilemysterydinners.com.


FUNDRAISERS

Strike Out Domestic Violence
Join the Mobile BayBears as they take on Chattanooga Friday, July 21, at 7:05 p.m. Pledge $20 for each strikeout by a BayBears pitcher to help strike out domestic violence in our community. Call 251-342-2809.

“Bay Bites”
Join Mobile Baykeeper for Bay Bites, a unique event featuring a variety of local cuisine, craft beer, live music and lawn games at Cooper Riverside Park on Wednesday, July 26, 5-8 p.m. Visit mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4229.


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 July 25 speaker will be Amy Thompson. 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]


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.