GENERAL INTEREST

Science on Tap
Join Dr. Casey Daniel and Dr. Natalie Gassman for a discussion on “Safe Tanning: Fact or Fiction,” Thursday, May 25, 6-9 p.m. at Moe’s Original BBQ, 701 Springhill Ave. Call 251-445-9610.

Blakeley Park Tour
On Thursday, May 25, Blakeley State Park will host a “surf and turf” tour of Civil War naval battle sites beginning at 9 a.m. Call 251-626-5581 or visit blakeleypark.com.

Free Senior Lunches
The last Thursday of every month, End Time Harvest Ministry provides seniors with a free lunch at 1701 Donham Drive in Mobile. Call 251-604-2710.

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.

MobiCon 2017
Mobile’s annual three-day convention for fantasy, science fiction, horror, comic book, anime and gaming fans. May 26-28 at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 S. Water St., Mobile. Visit mobilecomiccon.org.

Free Family Movie Night
Join Dauphin Island on the West End Beach for a free movie night at dusk on Friday, May 26.

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.

“Red Bird”
Serpents of Bienville will host “Red Bird,” a play with music written and performed by Brian Kennedy. Saturday, May 27, 7 p.m. Visit cathedralcircus.org.

Dauphin Island concert
Sunday sunset concerts on West End Beach run monthly from May to October. On May 27 at 6 p.m., Lisa Mills performs.

DIVA Memorial Day
Join the Dauphin Island Veterans Association at Water Tower Plaza at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 29, as they host the annual Memorial Day ceremony to honor the many brave men and women who lost their lives defending our nation.

West Mobile Farmer’s Market
This 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

Paddleboard Cup
Join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Saturday, May 27 at the Mobile Yacht Club for our inaugural SUPCUP. Open to stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and open canoes. Registration begins at 9 a.m., race begins at 11 a.m. Call 251-406-8471.

Polo for Paws
Point Clear Polo presents Polo for Paws, a charity polo match benefiting The Haven. Sunday, May 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sonny Hill Farms Polo Field, Point Clear. Visit pointclearpolo.com.

L’Arche Football Preview
The 23rd annual L’Arche Football Preview is Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at USA Mitchell Center. For a list of confirmed speakers visit larchemobile.org.


ARTS

Art Talk: On Photography
Join Mobile Museum of Art for a discussion on the history of photography and the contemporary practices that have helped shape the medium. Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m., 4850 Museum Drive. Call 251-208-5200.

Memorial Day concert
Baldwin Pops presents a Memorial Day concert on Monday, May 29, at Henry George Park in Fairhope at 6:30 p.m.

Last Friday Art Night
Last Friday Art Night features local art and history, food, beverages, music and socializing at Dauphin Island Art Gallery, 918 Bienville Blvd. For more information call 251-861-3300.


MUSEUMS

“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
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 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

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 exam. 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.