GENERAL

Career fair
Virginia College in Mobile will host a career fair Thursday, May 18, 9-11 a.m. at 3725 Airport Blvd. Call 251-343-7227.

Alabama Law Enforcement Memorial Service
Local law enforcement personnel who died in 2016 will be honored in an annual event that has been held for more than 50 years. Featuring Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. Thursday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m., Public Safety Memorial Park, 2301 Airport Blvd., Mobile.

Fairhope farmer’s market
The city of Fairhope will host 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 skin cancer screening
On Friday, May 18, 8-11 a.m., free skin cancer screenings will be hosted at Thomas Hospital, Fairhope; Atmore Community Hospital, Atmore; North Baldwin Fitness Center, Bay Minette; and Fox 10 news station, Mobile. Call 251-435-3939.

Free car seat checks
Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians from USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital will provide free inspections of children’s car seats from 9 a.m. until noon on Friday, May 19, in the parking lot of Babies”R”Us in Mobile. Call 251-415-1274.

1940s radio show
In celebration of the U.S.S. Alabama’s 75th anniversary, Battleship Memorial Park will hold “On the Air: A Tribute to Bob Hope and Radio Stars of the 1940s” on Saturday, May 20, at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or in the gift shop at Battleship Memorial Park. Call 251-433-2703.

“Thunder on the Bay”
The event highlights Fort Gaines’ integral role in the Battle of Mobile Bay. Come to Dauphin Island and experience a living history day for the whole family on Saturday, May 20. Call 251-861-6992.

Market in the Park
Mobile’s downtown farmer’s market is now held in Mardi Gras Park on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. until noon. Come enjoy, music, food, beverages and more.

Daphne Sunset Concert Series
Featuring the E.B. Coleman Orchestra. Sunday, May 21, 6 p.m. at Bayfront Park, 6200 Bayfront Park Drive.

West Mobile Farmer’s Market
West Mobile Farmer’s Market, sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church, is every Tuesday, 3-6 p.m., on the west side of church property, 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile. Call 251-342-0462.

Brown Bag in Bienville
Every Wednesday through May 31, join friends in Mobile’s Bienville Square from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for lunch and live music.

Providence Farmer’s Market
Shop the Farmer’s Market every Wednesday now 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

NRA dinner
Join the Friends of NRA for dinner Thursday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m. at Battleship Memorial Park. Money raised goes toward the support of shooting sports, gun safety and conservation. Call 251-753-1020 or visit friendsofnra.org.

Dumas Wesley Plane Pull 2017
Pits teams against an Airbus aircraft weighing more than 130,000 pounds. Teams compete to pull the plane 12 feet in the shortest amount of time. Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. at Brookley Aeroplex, 1891 9th St., Mobile. Visit dumaswesley.org.

Suck It, Cancer!
Annual crawfish boil competition with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m. at Fairhope Brewing Co., 914 Nichols Ave.; $10 for all you can eat.

Polo for Paws
Join The Haven on Sunday, May 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a day filled with fun for the entire family as the Point Clear Polo Club hosts Polo for Paws. A portion of proceeds will be donated to The Haven. Call 251-929-3980.

Trivia night
Test your trivia skills while raising money for the Mobile Medical Museum. Tuesday, May 23, at OK Bicycle Shop, 661 Dauphin St. Starting at 7 p.m. raffle tickets will be sold to win prize baskets and gift cards during trivia.
ARTS

Mobile Mystery Dinners
A performance of “The Case of the Maple Tree Murder” will take place Sunday, May 21, 5:30 p.m. at Azalea Manor. Tickets include dinner and unlimited wine. Advance reservations are required; call 251-865-7398.

On the Verge …”
Theatre 98 in Fairhope presents “On the Verge; or, The Geography of Yearning” by Eric Overmyer, May 19-21; Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Visit theatre98.org.

“The Music Man”
Chickasaw Civic Theatre concludes its production of “The Music Man” this weekend. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit cctshows.com or call 251-457-8887.


MUSEUMS

Live at the Museum
Shouts & Murmurs will perform original music Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. $10 admission, wine and beer by donation. Call 251-208-5200.

Tea for Two
Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. the Fairhope Museum of History hosts a tea with a lecture on Fairhope history. The May 23 speaker will be Gary Wolf. Call 251-929-1471.

“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
There is quite a story behind the 1894 founding of Fairhope. Learn more 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 jholland@exploreum.com.

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

Dauphin Island Regatta
The rescheduled 59th annual Dauphin Island Race will be held Saturday, May 20, on Mobile Bay. Three days of events are online at bucyc.com.

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are back in action at Mobile’s Hank Aaron Stadium. The team hosts Birmingham for a five-game home stand May 24-28. 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. To register or for more information on classes offered, call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Dance and art classes
New dance and art classes are in progress at Palmer Pillans Middle School. To register or for more information on classes offered, 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 cassief13@aol.com.


WORKSHOPS

ACT tutoring
Get to really know the ACT and learn tips, tricks and valuable test-taking skills. Classes meet the four Saturdays leading up to the June 10 ACT test. Classes are held at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Visit communityactivitiesprogram.com.


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.