GENERAL INTEREST

Extavaganza at The Shoppes at Bel Air
Don’t miss your chance to come out and meet all 51 of the representatives and the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2015, Máire Nakada. During this fun-filled morning, you will be able to choose from many different activities involving the girls and can even have your photo taken with them! Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. For more information visit www.distinguishedyw.org.

Music and a movie
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a free movie, music and entertainment under the stars. Concessions will be available for purchase. Sugarcane Jane will perform and the movie “Cinderella” will begin at dusk. Heritage Park in downtown Foley from 6 p.m.

Southern Story Jam
Southern Story Jam is a gathering of those who value the spoken word and treasure stories and folklore. The theme for this event is fatherhood. Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. at Baldwin County Bicentennial Park. $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and up. For more information email southernstoryjam@gmail.com or call 251-580-1897.

Beach dune and maritime forest excursion
June 21 from 9:45 a.m., the Estuarium on Dauphin Island will host a walk through the Audubon Bird Sanctuary’s maritime forest, dunes and beach. Cost is $12 per person, including children. Space is limited so reservations are recommended; download the Excursions Reservation form at disl.org. For more information email summerexcursions@disl.org or call 251-861-2141, ext. 7545.

Anti-Klan rally
Mobile Bay Socialist Alternative is hosting an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally in Cathedral Square Saturday, June 18, at 2 p.m. The event will consist of a rally featuring local speakers followed by a march. Any comments or questions can be sent to mobilesocalt@gmail.com or facebook.com/MobileBaySocialistAlternative.

Girl Scouts summer camp
All girls in grades 2-12 are invited to enjoy a week (or two!) at summer camp. Camp dates range from Sunday, June 12, to Saturday, July 9. Transportation will be available for day campers. For more information please visit www.girlscoutssa.org/camp or call Amanda Abercrombie at 800-239-6636, ext. 2205.

“Get in the Game: Read!”
Area teens are invited to participate in Daphne’s “Get in the Game: Read!” teen summer reading program through June 30. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to register to attend the free workshops and events. For more information call 251-621-2818, ext. 211.

Summer outdoor farmer’s market
The city of Fairhope hosts an outdoor farmer’s market from 3-6 p.m. Thursday evenings through July 9. The market will be set up behind the Fairhope Public Library on Bancroft Street downtown. For general information or information about becoming a vendor, call 251-929-1466.

Midtown Optimist Club
Join Midtown Optimist Club every Tuesday for a luncheon at Azalea City Golf Course. Lunch begins at noon. This week’s speaker is Carmen Williams from the Alabama Eye Bank, and an award will be given to St. Mary’s Home for Children. For reservations and more information please call 251-348-3542.

West Mobile Farmer’s Market
West Mobile Farmer’s Market is sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church every Tuesday and Thursday, 3-6 p.m., on the west side (Hillcrest entrance) of church property at 6101 Grelot Road. The market features locally grown produce, seafood, baked goods and other items. For more information call 251-342-0462.

Kids Day in Bienville
Every Thursday until June 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Mobile Special Events Department will host a variety of activities, performances and displays for kids of all ages in Bienville Square. All activities associated with Kids Days are free to the public. For more information visit the department’s website at www.specialeventsmobile.org.

Market on the Square
Market on the Square runs from 7:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday through July 30 in Mobile’s Cathedral Square. This time of year you can buy locally grown tomatoes, potatoes, sweet corn, cantaloupes, watermelons, plants and flowers as well as seafood, baked goods, pastas, casseroles, pies, handcrafted goods and more.

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. The Northern Gulf Institute presents a series of informal conversations about all things scientific in the Gulf of Mexico region. For more information call 251-861-2141.


FUNDRAISERS

Hugh McCain Memorial Putt-Putt Classic
A fundraiser to benefit the Ben Walls Memorial Jam. Nine downtown bars will have putt-putt holes set up inside. Cost is $100 per foursome $25 per individual. Registration begins at 12:30 at The Garage with a shotgun start at 1pm. Saturday, June 18.

Walk and Wellness Expo
The William “Bill” Clark Legacy Group will conduct their annual fundraiser Saturday, June 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The William Clark Center, 2501 West Main St. in Prichard. For more information and tickets please call Hattie at 251-680-4500.


ARTS

Campo Santo
A free summer concert series returns, Thursdays in June. Bring a blanket and chairs to Cathedral Square, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Presented by the Downtown Mobile Alliance and sponsored by Blue Moon and Gulf Distributing.


MUSEUMS

Live at the Museum
Sergio Rangel will perform all original music Thursday June 16, at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. $10 admission, wine and beer by donation. For more information call 251- 208-5200.

Fridays at Fort Condé
Join the fort for an exciting and educational craft or activity related to the colonial era. Admission is $1 per person, reservations are recommended. Fort Condé is located at 150 South Royal St. Please email Jennifer at fondrenj@historymuseumofmobile.com for more information or to RSVP for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. time slot for a particular date.

“Every Object Has a Story”
Museum staff members thoughtfully chose a collection of seldom-seen objects to showcase some of the unique treasures in the History Museum of Mobile’s vault. “Every Object Has a Story” will run through July. For more information about the exhibit contact Lori McDuffie, atrockholdl@historymuseumofmobile.com or 251-208-7420.

“Treasures of NOAA’s Ark”
Visitors to GulfQuest can discover how NOAA charts seas, protects and conserves the nation’s marine resources, and detects potential hurricanes and tsunamis. This exhibit also highlights past and present pioneers who made significant contributions to our understanding of shore, sea and sky. For more information visit gulfquest.org or call 251-436-8901.

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.SPORTING


EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Race to the River
GulfQuest is pleased to announce the inaugural Race to the River, a 5K and Family Fun Run, on Saturday, June 18, to benefit the museum. The race will begin at 7 a.m. Pre-registration is $25 for adults, $20 for kids. To register and for more information visit www.gulfquest.org.

Doc’s Hot Trot for ARC
The 34th annual Doc’s Hot Trot for ARC 5K run/walk and 1 mile run will start Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 a.m. at LuLu’s in Gulf Shores. Register online at active.com or for more information visit www.robertsdalerotary.com or www.lulubuffett.com.

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are back in action for a 20th season of MiLB Double-A baseball at Mobile’s Hank Aaron Stadium. This week the team travels to Pensacola to play a six-game stint June 15-19. For more information or tickets call 251-479-BEAR.

Adult summer dance classes
The Dance Academy of Mobile is offering dance classes for adults on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Azalea City Center for the Arts, 63 Midtown Park E. Tuesday classes include Hot Hula Fitness at 10:45 a.m., Hula at 5:30 p.m. and Tahitian at 6:30 p.m. Thursday classes include Hot Hula Fitness at 10:45 a.m. and Broadway-style jazz and tap at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 251-404-8582.

Ballroom dance
Azalea Ballroom Dance Club hosts dances with live music the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9:30 p.m., $10 admission. Beginners are welcome. At Via! Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. (Mobile). For more information email Cindy Youngblood, cyoungblood9278@gmail.com, call 251-623-9183 or visit www.azaleaballroomdanceclub.com.

Irish dance lessons
The Maccrossan School of Irish Dance is offering beginner Irish dance lessons every Saturday morning at the Azalea City Center for Performing Arts, 63 Midtown Park E. (Mobile). Classes are available for ages 4 through adult. For more details please contact Julie Ann Black at maccrossanirishdance@yahoo.com or call 228-239-2422.

Ballroom dance
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society host dances the first and third Monday of every month, from 7 until 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Beginners are welcome. Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31 (Spanish Fort). For more information email Cassie Fishbein at cassief13@aol.com.

Bridge lessons
The Mobile Bridge Center offers free bridge lessons each Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Mobile Bridge Center, 1510 University Blvd. Arrive a few minutes early to register. If you have questions call the Bridge Center at 251-666-2147 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Sunset yoga for charity
Join Thrive Yoga & Massage at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Friday evening through October at the Henry George Park overlooking the Fairhope pier. All classes will be by donation and all proceeds go to charity. Bring your mat. All classes are beginner friendly. Well-behaved kids and pets are welcome.


WORKSHOPS

Youth and finances
Let Lifelines Counseling Services show you the right way to begin your financial life and avoid basic financial pitfalls. Parents and teens alike are welcome. The workshop will be Monday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling, 705 Oak Circle Drive E., Mobile. Please call 251-602-0011 to register in advance.

Furniture restoration workshop
Eastern Shore Ace Hardware (6530 Spanish Fort Parkway) will sponsor an Amy Howard One Step Process workshop Wednesday, June 22. Registration fee is $39 per person and includes One Step Paint, a custom flat china bristle paint brush and carpenter’s work apron. Event starts at 6:30 p.m.

“About Boating Safely”
A state-approved course on boating safety taught by the U.S. Coast Guard will be held June 25 and Aug. 6 at the Orange Beach Community Center (27235 Canal Road). Cost is $35 per student, textbook included, or $45 for two family members sharing a book. For more information or to register call 251-284-1461.


PUBLIC MEETINGS

Mobile City Council
The Mobile City Council meets every Tuesday at Government Plaza, 205 Government St. Pre-council meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the first-floor conference room; council meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. in the first-floor auditorium. For more information visit www.cityofmobile.org.

Mobile Planning Commission
The Mobile City Planning Commission meets the first and third Thursday in the Government Plaza auditorium, 205 Government St., at 2 p.m. For agendas, minutes, zoning information and more visit urban.cityofmobile.org.

Daphne City Council
The Daphne City Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Daphne City Hall, 1705 Main St. City Council work sessions are the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. For more information visit daphneal.com.

Fairhope City Council
The Fairhope City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Fairhope City Hall, 161 N. Section St. City Council work sessions are held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the Delchamps Room at City Hall. For more information visit cofairhope.com.

Fairhope Planning Commission
The Fairhope Planning Commission meets on the first Monday of each month at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Fairhope City Hall, 161 N. Section St. For more information visit cofairhope.com.

Foley City Council
The Foley City Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Foley City Hall, 407 E. Laurel Ave. Work sessions begin at 4 p.m. before each regularly scheduled meeting. For more information visit cityoffoley.org.

Spanish Fort City Council
The Spanish Fort City Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Spanish Fort Community Center, 7361 Spanish Fort Blvd. Work sessions begin at 5 p.m. before each regularly scheduled meeting. For more information visit cityofspanishfort.com.

Baldwin County Commission
The Baldwin County Commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers at the Baldwin County Administration Building, 322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette. Work sessions are the second and fourth Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. with the location rotating between the Baldwin County Administration Building in Bay Minette, the Foley Satellite Courthouse, the Fairhope Satellite Courthouse and the Baldwin County Central Annex Building in Robertsdale. For more information visit baldwincountyal.gov.

Baldwin County Planning Commission
The Baldwin County Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Baldwin County Central Annex, 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale. For more information visit baldwincountyal.gov.

Saraland City Council
Second and fourth Thursday, 6 p.m., 716 Saraland Blvd. S., 251-675-5103.

Chickasaw City Council
Second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m., 224 N. Craft Highway, 251-452-6450.

Citronelle City Council
Second and fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m., 19135 Main St., 251-866-7973. 

Creola City Council
Second and fourth Thursday, 6 p.m., 190 Dead Lake Road, #A, 251-675-8142.

Satsuma City Council 
First and third Tuesday, 6
p.m. (working), 7 p.m. (regular session), 5464 Old Highway 43, 251-675-1440.

Semmes City Council
 First and third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., 7875 Moffett Road, 251-649-8811.