GENERAL INTEREST

Kids’ Day in Bienville
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bienville Square, there will be a variety of activities, performances and displays for kids of all ages. Storytime will begin each week at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m.

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 Thursday: “Moana”; Friday: “Cars 2.”

“The Cat (& Dog) Days of Summer”
June 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the city of Semmes will host this animal awareness/pet adoption event with water slides, fun activities for kids, food trucks and vendor booths at Semmes Municipal Park on Morris Hill Drive. Email [email protected].

Navy ship viewing
U.S. Navy ship viewing, alligators and other wildlife of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta will thrill passengers aboard Historic Blakeley State Park’s tour boat Saturday, June 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 251-626-5581 or visit blakeleypark.com.

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.

Zoo Camp
The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo’s Zoo Camp is offered to children ages 5 to 11, Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 23, with licensed teachers and trained instructors in full-day sessions, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Call 251-968-5732.

Teen reading program
Area teens are invited to participate in “Build a Better World!” teen summer reading program, through June 30. For more information, call 251-621-2818, ext. 203.

Literacy camp and tutoring
The camp is for first and rising fifth graders. The program will also employ university literacy faculty and teachers in training from the University of South Alabama College of Education. The camp runs June 19-23. Call 251-380-2891.

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.

Help Me Grow Wednesdays
Join Lifelines Counseling Services and the Help Me Grow staff as we provide free developmental screenings throughout June and July. Just visit us at The Shoppes at Bel Air every Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to speak with someone.

Magnolia Cemetery Tour
Join Tom McGehee for a special walking tour of Magnolia Cemetery, corner of Ann and Virginia streets, on Wednesday, June 21, at 10:30 p.m. Call 251-459-8864. Visit bellingrath.org.

Providence Farmer’s Market
Shop the farmer’s market every Wednesday through July 12, 2-5 p.m., in Lot F at Providence Hospital. Call 251-631-3501.

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
Do you want 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

“Dinner with Emmitt Smith”
On Thursday, June 15, three former NFL players present ​”Dinner with Emmitt Smith,” a fundraising event to benefit the Palmer Williams Group. This inaugural event will be held at The Grounds in West Mobile, 5:30-8 p.m. Visit palmerwilliamsgroup.org.

Family Night
With each flyer presented at BJ’s, 3748 Airport Blvd., on Thursday, June 15, from 5-10 p.m., BJ’s will donate 20 percent of food and soft drink sales to USA Medical Center Auxiliary. For the flyer, visit mastercalendar.southalabama.edu.


ARTS

“The Good Stuff”
Dr. Robert Holm, professor of piano at the University of South Alabama, will present a faculty piano recital that promises to include “good stuff.” Thursday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. Call 251-460-7116.

Make Music Day
On Saturday, June 17, Andy’s Music will celebrate Make Music Day, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional — is welcome. Email [email protected]


MUSEUMS

Historic Buildings of Alabama
Please join us after work for a “come and go” reception celebrating the arrival of our summer traveling exhibit featuring historic sites all around Alabama. Wednesday, June 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at USA Archaeology Museum, 6052 USA Drive South. Call 251-460-6106.

“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.

“Christenberry: In Alabama”
On the occasion of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration, this exhibit honors artist William Christenberry’s exploration of themes related to his native state. Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. Extended through July 9. Call 251-208-5200.

“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 returns from Birmingham to host Biloxi for a five-game home stand June 14-18. Call 251-479-BEAR.

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 go to 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

Understanding Credit & Credit Reports
Workshop designed to help you understand creditworthiness and all aspects of your personal credit report. Monday, June 19, at 6 p.m. Register at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling office, 705 Oak Circle Drive E., Mobile. Call 251-602-0011.


PUBLIC MEETINGS

District 6 Meeting
Thursday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m. will be a District 6 community meeting at Connie Hudson Senior Community Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road.

Public Safety Meeting
The Public Safety Committee will meet Tuesday, June 20, at 2 p.m. in the Mobile City Council conference room on the 9th floor of the South Tower in Government Plaza to discuss the proposed UNTCC ordinance.

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.