Coastal Seafood Craze
The sixth annual Coastal Seafood Craze invites local restaurants to feature dishes made with locally caught seafood on Thursday, June 8. $25 ticket includes food, a beverage and admission to the BayBears game at Hank Aaron Stadium. Visit joinacf.org.
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. Thursday: “Sing”; Friday: “Ice Age.”
University of South Alabama host a nonprofit summit for nonprofit leaders on Friday, June 9 at 9 a.m. in the Student Center, 307 N. University Blvd. Visit bit.do/2017SouthAlabmaSummit.
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.
Teen reading program
Area teens are invited to participate in “Build a Better World!” teen summer reading program, June 5-30. The official kickoff will be Monday, June 5, 10 a.m. at the Daphne Civic Center. 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 USA College of Education. The camp runs June 12-16. 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.
Shining Star Camp
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to host a series of camps. The first camp will be Magnolia School in Foley, June 14-16 for ages 8-13. Call 251-972-6890.
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.
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.
Dragon Boat Festival
On Saturday, June 10, Fuse Project’s 4th annual Dragon Boat Festival will be at the U.S.S. ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. Admission into the festival is $5 and children under age 3 get in free. For more information, go to www.fuseproject.org.
Join Playhouse in the Park for a wine tasting event, Tuesday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Red or White in Mobile. Call 251-422-5434.
Join downtown Mobile art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside Friday, June 9, 6-9 p.m. in the Lower Dauphin Street district.
Rock the Block
Join The Steeple on St. Francis for a fun, family friendly block party in partnership with The Back Lot at Hilton Garden Inn Mobile Downtown! Live music and food trucks Friday, June 9, during LoDa Artwalk, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Joachim Street.
A Tour of Christenberry
Stories of photographer William Christenberry himself, and the Alabama landscape to which he devoted his life’s work, from some of the people who knew him best. Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive.
Mobile Mystery Dinners
A performance of “Dial M for Marriage” will take place Saturday, June 10, 7 p.m. at Renaissance Riverview Hotel. Tickets include dinner and unlimited wine. Advance reservations are required; call 251-415-3092.
Three on a String
Join Mobile Public Library, Ben May, for an afternoon of good, clean, hilarious entertainment on Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. Admission is $10. Call 251-208-7097.
History Museum of Mobile will host Janie Shores, first female Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, on Wednesday, June 14, at 12 p.m. Call 251-208-7508.
“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.
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.
“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.
AFC Mobile will take on Biloxi City FC in the first leg of the Forgotten Coast Cup. This will be the first ever regular season meeting of these two sides. Saturday, June 10, 7 p.m., Archbishop Lipscomb Stadium, 3610 Michael Blvd. www.afcmobile.net.
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.
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.
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, starting June 10. Great sport for all ages combines tennis, ping pong and badminton on a court one-fourth the size of a tennis court. Call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.
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.
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]
CPR Training Course
The Daphne Public Library will provide a Red Cross Certified CPR class on June 14. The workshop will be conducted by Lieutenant Adam Byrd from the Daphne Fire Department. The class will begin at 2 p.m. at the Daphne Public Library. Call 251-621-2818, ext. 211, to register.
Predatory lending and high-cost loans
Learn some of the more common practices and how much high-fee loans are costing you and how to avoid them. 6-7 p.m. on Monday, June 12, at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling, 705 Oak Circle Drive E. (Mobile). Call 251-602-0011 to register in advance.
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.