GENERAL INTEREST

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

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.

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.

Community blood drive
The city of Fairhope will host a community blood drive on Friday, June 23, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fairhope Public Utilities Warehouse, 555 S. Section St. All blood types needed. 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: “Rio”; Friday: “Finding Nemo.”

Physician assistant positions
The USA Department of Physician Assistant Studies will provide information on the program, admissions requirements and the application process. Friday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m. in the Health Science Building on South Alabama’s campus. Call 251-445-9345.

Candidate forum
On Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m., gather at Ben May Library, Bernheim Hall, to hear from the Democratic candidates for the upcoming U.S. Senate special election.

USS Alabama Living History
Come see history come to life as the USS Alabama Living History Crew comes aboard ship. These historical re-enactors show you what life aboard ship was like during World War II. Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25. Call 251-433-2703.

“Chronicle: Stories to be Shared”
Sean Herman will tell stories of his experience with exorcism, his grappling with religion and its implications for the life of an individual. Saturday, June 24, 7 p.m. at the Serpents of Bienville, 755 Government St. For more information, 251-304-9008.

Zoo Camp
The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo’s Zoo Camp is open to children ages 5 to 11, Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 23, with licensed teachers and trained instructors from 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.

Movie in the Park
The Mobile Police Department will host Movie in the Park this summer. The next film will be Wednesday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Langan Park, 4901 Zeigler Blvd.

Wonderful Wednesdays at Bellingrath
Learn about new roses as well as the Southern standards from James Mills, owner of K & M Roses in Buckatunna, Mississippi, on Wednesday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m. Call 251-459-8864. Visit bellingrath.org for the full schedule.

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.

Shining Star Camp
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to host a series of camps. The second camp will be at Fairhope Intermediate School in Fairhope, June 28-30, for ages 8-13. 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.

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.


ARTS

Art Education Sampler
Thinking of signing up for an art class at Mobile Museum of Art? Come Thursday, June 22, at 6 p.m. for a sample of upcoming classes. Visit mobilemuseumofart.com.

Share the Memories
Join Kathie Farnell as she talks about her latest work, “Duck and Cover: A Nuclear Family.” Tuesday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m., West Regional Library, 5555 Grelot Road. Call 251-208-7097.

Cellphone photography
A professional photographer teaches you tips and tricks for maximizing your smartphone’s camera function as well as creating artistic images from your handheld device. Saturday, June 24. Apple at 9 a.m., Android at 12:30 p.m. Call 251-460-7200.

Summer organ recital
Enjoy an afternoon organ recital featuring the music of two masters of the German Baroque period, Buxtehude and Bach, on Sunday, June 25, at 4 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, 115 S. Conception St.

Sunset concert
Dauphin Island West End Beach invites you for a Sunday Concert at sunset from Jonesy Jones and The Crowned Jewels. Admission is $5 and goes toward preserving the Little Red School House.


MUSEUMS

“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.

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

Pure Barre pop-up
Pure Barre Mobile will be popping up at FIVE on Thursday, June 22, at 5:30 p.m. Join the Pure Barre Mobile team for a free, intense 45-minute class. FIVE is located at 609 Dauphin St.

AFC Mobile
AFC Mobile will take on the Louisiana Fire on Saturday, June 24, at 7 p.m., Archbishop Lipscomb Stadium, 3610 Michael Blvd. Go to www.afcmobile.net for more information.

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are back in action at Mobile’s Hank Aaron Stadium. The team hosts Tennessee for a five-game home stand June 22-26. Call 251-479-BEAR.

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 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

Pitch Perfect
The Public Relations Council of Alabama Mobile annual professional development event offers all the tools you need to make your pitch perfect every time. Friday, June 23, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2440 Gordon Smith Drive. Visit http://ow.ly/O2ri30aQA9G.


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.