GENERAL INTEREST

Historical lecture
Join Paula Webb, librarian at the University of South Alabama and Michelle Woodham of the Mobile Genealogical Society to discuss Webb’s latest publication, “The Mayor’s Court Reports of 1865.” Thursday, June 23, 11 a.m. at the Historic Mobile Preservation Society, 300 Oakleigh Place. This two-hour workshop is free for HMPS and MGS members; $10 for nonmembers. For more information call 251-432-1281.

Distinguished Young Women National Finals
Celebrate 59 years of inspiring young women during the Distinguished Young Women National Finals at the Mobile Civic Center Theater, June 25 at 7 p.m. Events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Individual tickets are available. For more information or to purchase tickets call 251-438-3621.

ARC Vegan Café
ARC hosts a monthly event of dinner, talks and movies on compassionate, healthy living for people, animals and the earth. Saturday, June 25, 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. movie or talk. Plantation Antique Galleries, 604 Bel Air Blvd., Mobile. Donations are welcomed. Visit www.arcforallbeings.org for more information.

Annual patriotic concert
The Greater Mobile Bay Area Choral Society presents its annual free patriotic concert at Tanner-Williams United Methodist Church Sunday, June 26, at 5 p.m. Followed by an old-fashioned, homemade ice cream social. 1550 Grand Bay Wilmer Road N. For more information call 251-644-9783.

Sunday sunset concert
Sunday sunset concerts on West End Beach runs monthly from May to October. The Joe Occhipinti Big Band performs June 26 at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for everyone over 12. All proceeds benefit the project to relocate and restore the Little Red School House.

Tuesday Tours at Bellingrath
Tours with museum director Tom McGehee will be June 28 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The topic this week is “Highlights of the Glass Collection.” Reservations are required; call 251-973-2217, ext. 111, or email [email protected]. Fees are $21 for adults and $9 for members of Friends of Bellingrath.

Wonderful Wednesdays at Bellingrath
Nursery manager Chuck Owens will let you in on the secrets of creating Bellingrath’s Cascading Chrysanthemums. The next session is June 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Magnolia Room. For more information or to register visit www.bellingrath.org or call 251-973-2217. Admission fees are $13 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 5-12 and free to members and to ages 4 and younger.

Free HIV testing
Walgreens at 2050 Government St. in Mobile will offer free HIV testing
Friday, June 24, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 25, 3-7 p.m.; and Sunday, June
26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Girl Scouts summer camp
All girls in grades 2-12 are invited to enjoy a week (or two!) at summer camp through 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 Caleb Ross, head coach for the McGill-Toolen football program. 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., 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 in June, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Mobile Special Events Department hosts a variety of activities, performances and displays for kids of all ages in Bienville Square. All activities associated with Kids Days are free. For more information visit 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, seafood, baked goods, 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 conversations about all things scientific in the Gulf of Mexico region. For more information call 251-861-2141.


FUNDRAISERS

Children’s Hospital Benefit
Join Gulf Coast Vendors to benefit Children’s Hospital. Enjoy food, shopping, raffles and giveaways at Semmes Community Center (10141 Moffett Road), Saturday, June 25, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or with questions call 251-300-4199.


ARTS

Art Camp
Daphne Art Center is offering Art Camp, two sessions each day. Choose from the 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. session. Classes offer a variety of art activities for kids — painting, drawing, writing story books and more. Daphne Art Center is located at 1704 6th St. in Daphne. Call for registration or information, 251-586-8096.

Art Sampler
View the various art forms to be explored in Mobile Museum of Art’s upcoming adult workshops on Thursday, June 23, 6-8 p.m. Meet the instructors and hear more about the passions they’ll share in this year’s classes. Admission is free for museum members and $5 for non-members. More information is available at www.mobilemuseumofart.com.

Mobile Mystery Dinners
Mobile Mystery Dinners performs “The Headless Pirate of Dauphin Island” Saturday, June 25, at Renaissance Mobile Riverview (64 S. Water St.). Tickets are $59 and include dinner and unlimited wine. The fun begins at 7 p.m. Advance reservations are required; call 251-438-4000.

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. Emerge performs on June 23. The Stereo Dogs perform June 30.


MUSEUMS

Mobile Medical Museum exhibit
On June 30, the Mobile Medical Museum will present “Healing Women: Medical History from a Female Perspective” at the Mary Elizabeth and Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art, Marx Library, University of South Alabama. For more information call 251-415-1109 or visit mobilemedicalmuseum.org.

Fridays at Fort Conde
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 Conde is located at 150 South Royal St. Please email Jennifer at [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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

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 hosts Birmingham for a five-game home stand June 23-27. For more information or tickets call 251-479-BEAR.

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, [email protected], call 251-623-9183 or visit www.azaleaballroomdanceclub.com.

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 [email protected].

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

Drone workshop
The Alabama Coastal Foundation will host a drone workshop June 29 from 12:30-3 p.m. at the Weeks Bay NERR Resource Center, 11525 U.S. Hwy. 98 in Fairhope. This program is designed to educate people interested in the use, legislation and permitting requirements of unmanned aerial vehicles; $25 pre-registration fee is required. For more information visit www.joinacf.org.

Homebuyers seminar
This seminar gives tips and information for those wanting to become a homeowner. This seminar starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. Register at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling, 705 Oak Circle Drive E. (Mobile). Due to limited space, please call 251-602-0011 to register in advance.

“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

Baldwin County Commission: First and third Tuesday of each month 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 of each month at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale. www.baldwincountyal.gov.

Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. 13785 S. Wintzell Ave. www.cityofbayoulabatre.com

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.

Daphne City Council: First and third Monday of each month 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 of each month, 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd. www.townofdauphinisland.org.

Fairhope City Council: Second and fourth Monday of each month 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 of each month at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. For more information visit www.cofairhope.com.

Foley City Council: First and third Monday of each month 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 of each month 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 Thursday of each month, 205 Government St., at 2 p.m. www.urban.cityofmobile.org.

Orange Beach City Council: First and third Tuesdays of each month 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.

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

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.

Spanish Fort City Council: 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. www.cityofspanishfort.com.