GENERAL INTEREST

“Science on Tap”
Join us for the next “Science on Tap” for an informal talk and Q&A hosted by USA Mitchell Cancer Institute on Thursday, July 27, 6-7 p.m. at Moe’s Original BBQ, 701 Springhill Ave. Call 251-445-9610.

Free senior lunches
The last Thursday of every month, End Time Harvest Ministry provides seniors with a free lunch at 1701 Donham Drive in Mobile. Call 251-604-2710.

Lunch and boat cruise
Historic Blakeley State Park on Thursday, July 27, will combine a two-hour nature cruise of the Tensaw-Mobile River Delta with a private seafood buffet lunch at a popular causeway restaurant. Call 251-626-5581.

“Cuts for Kids”
During the month of August, Remington College will provide free back-to-school haircuts for students 17 and under at 4368 Downtowner Loop S., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 251-342-4848 for appointments. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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.

Free family movie night
Join Dauphin Island on the West End Beach for a free movie at dusk on Thursday and Friday. This week’s films are “Storkes” (Thursday) and “Up” (Friday).

Breakfast with Shrek
South Baldwin Community Theatre invites you to breakfast with Shrek on Saturday, July 29, at 8, 9 or 10 a.m. Tickets are $15 and available online at www.sbct.biz or at the box office, 2022 West 2nd St., Gulf Shores. Call 251-968-6721.

National Dance Day
Come to Medal of Honor Park on Saturday, July 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to join in the National Dance Day celebration. Call 251-263-9545

Moms Demand Action
Moms Demand Action is making Care Cards. Every year survivors and their families receive care cards from fellow citizens around the U.S. to brighten their day on what would normally be a tragic anniversary. Come celebrate life with us on Saturday, July 29, 1-3 p.m at Serda’s, 3 S. Royal St., Mobile.

Drug Prevention Expo
Celebrate Life! is an afternoon of informative and exciting activities encouraging people to prevent alcohol and drug abuse. Saturday, July 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Exploreum.

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 “The Color Purple.” 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.

National Night Out — Mobile
The Mobile Police Department’s annual up-close and personal look into public safety includes networking, live demonstrations and interactive displays. Live music and a 5K and fun run are scheduled beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Mobile Civic Center. Call 251-208-1924.

National Night Out — Semmes
Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 1,, at Semmes Public Safety Complex, 9010 Forest St. Come by from 5-9 p.m. and meet your sheriff’s officers, firefighters, EMTs, Sparky and more! Fun for the entire family. Call 251-544-6641.

Summer Author Series
Daphne Public Library presents its Summer Author Series on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. On Aug. 1, Bill Riales, 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.

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.

“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.

American Culinary Federation meeting
All area chefs and food service professionals are welcome to attend a general meeting of the ACF Gulf Coast Culinary Association Monday July, 31, at 6:30 p.m. at Bishop State Community College, 414 Stanton St., Mobile. Call 251-623-4687.


ARTS

“Willy Wonka — The Musical”
Join us for Playhouse in the Park’s production of “Willy Wonka — The Musical,” 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.

Last Friday Art Night
Last Friday Art Night features local art and history, food, beverages, music and socializing at Dauphin Island Art Gallery, 918 Bienville Blvd. For more information, call 251-861-3300.

Sunset concert
Dauphin Island West End Beach invites you for a Sunday concert at sunset (6 p.m.) featuring Eric Erdman and Ryan Balthrop. Admission is $5 and goes toward preserving the Little Red School House.


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 28, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., History Museum of Mobile. Email [email protected].

“Windows to the Sea”
“Windows to the Sea” is the newest 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

Color Vibe
Get ready, Mobile, for the most colorful, fun-filled day of your life on Saturday, July 29, at 8 a.m. for a color run beginning at the Civic Center. Visit thecolorvibe.com.

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are back in action at Mobile’s Hank Aaron Stadium. The team hosts Mississippi for a five-game home stand July 30 through August 3. 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

Homebuyers seminar
This seminar offering tips and information for those wanting to become a homeowner starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Register at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling, 705 Oak Circle Drive E., Mobile. Call 251-602-0011 to register.


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.