General Intrest

Poarch Creek Pow Wow
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians 46th annual Pow Wow is Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25, beginning at noon, at 6477 Jack Springs Road, in Atmore. Admission for ages 11 and up is $5. Ages 10 and younger free. All welcome.

Riverside Ice
Riverside Ice will be open at Cooper Riverside Park in Mobile from now until Jan. 14. Admission for skating will be $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. For more information visit www.RiversideIce.com

Rock and gem show
Mobile Rock and Gem Society’s annual Rock, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show is at the Abba Shrine Center, 7701 Hitt Road, Friday, Nov. 25, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit mobilerockandgem.com for more information.

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath
Bellingrath Gardens and Home will open the 21st season of Magic Christmas in Lights on Friday, Nov. 25. The show will run 5-9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31. For details about Magic Christmas in Lights or to order tickets, visit www.bellingrath.org.

Christmas Nights of Lights
Through Jan. 1, Christmas Nights of Lights is at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. The show is nightly at dusk until 10 p.m. Admission is $6 per person.

Home for the Pawlidayz
Best Friends Animal Society is sponsoring pet adoptions beginning Black Friday and continuing through Cyber Monday. Adopters will have the opportunity to adopt a dog or cat for free through the Pawlidayz initiative at The Haven (559 South St. in Fairhope). To learn more about the campaign, please visit BestFriends.org/blackfriday.

Shop small Saturday
On Nov. 26, support Mobile’s local, independent retailers on Small Business Saturday. Several downtown and area merchants will be participating with special deals and giveaways.

Lights of Love
Join Santa Claus, Ronald McDonald and other characters Tuesday, Nov. 29, as USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital holds its 6th annual Lights of Love Winter Wonderland and tree-lighting ceremony. Free. Begins at 4:30 p.m. at the hospital, 1700 Center St.

Distinguished Lecture Series
The University of South Alabama Gulf Shores campus announces the 2nd annual Distinguished Lecture Series to begin Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Foley Public Library. To register for any and all events call 251-460-7200, email aplatt@southalabama.edu or visit www.usacontinuinged.com.

Volunteer opportunity
United Way of Southwest Alabama’s 2-1-1 needs volunteers in the call center. Shifts are available weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested please call Chalisse at 251-431-5100 or email cpeltier@lifelinesmobile.org to schedule an interview.

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. For more information call 251-861-2141.

Midtown Optimist Club
Join Midtown Optimist Club every Wednesday at noon for lunch at Azalea City Golf Course. For reservations and more information, please call 251-348-3542.

Toastmasters
Do you want to learn how 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

Giving Tuesday
#GivingTuesday is Tuesday Nov. 29 to kick off the holiday season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and giving to the charities and causes they support. Whether a donation of time, money, a gift or the power of your voice in the local community, nonprofits need your help.


ARTS

Sunday Funday art market
Enjoy downtown Mobile at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, while supporting local artists. This event, at Cathedral Square, is sponsored in part by Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Downtown Mobile Alliance, & Visit Mobile.

Christmas Concert
Kick off the holidays with a concert by the Greater Mobile Bay Area Choral Society featuring jazz, pop, secular and Vivaldi. Sunday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church. Call 251-434-9325 for more information.

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


MUSEUMS

“Filming the Camps”
The History Museum of Mobile will offer the exhibit “Filming the Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremberg” through Jan. 16. The exhibit features the stories of three film directors as they documented Nazi atrocities during World War II. For more information visit museumofmobile.com.

Tea for Two
Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. the Fairhope Museum of History hosts a tea with a lecture on Fairhope history. The Nov. 29 speaker will be Rev. Larry Williams. For more information call 251-929-1471.

“Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World”
Through Jan. 1, the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center features a guitar exhibit with a hands-on gallery and more than 60 guitars on display. There is also a rock photography exhibit by Janet Macoska. For information, call 251-208-6893 or visit exploreum.com.

Little Discoveries
Outside the Box: This “Little Discovery” in the Exploreum’s Wharf of Wonder aimed at children 6 and under explores how innovation and creativity can lead to a world of possibilities from a simple cardboard box. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. Call 251-208-6893 or email jholland@exploreum.com for more information.

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

Coastal Half Marathon
The Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half-Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run is Saturday, Nov. 26m in Orange Beach. Register at gsob.co/2eZfTFX.

NAIA Women’s soccer national championship
Don’t miss the action Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, at Orange Beach Sportsplex, as 16 teams from across the country compete for the NAIA championship title! For tickets and more information visit naia.org.

Exercise classes
Palmer Pillans Middle School hosts a wide variety of exercise classes, including ballroom dance, boxing and more. For more information call 251-463-7980 or visit communityactivates.com.

Beginner belly dancing for women
Every Tuesday through Dec. 13, come learn to belly dance at Palmer Pillans Middle School. For more information call 251-208-1662.

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, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holy yoga
Tamara William leads a lunchtime holy yoga at the Steeple on St. Francis every Wednesday. The cost is $15. Participants will be invigorated as they connect with Christ in mind, body and spirit. For more information, call 251-656-3269.

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., at Via! Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. For more information email cyoungblood9278@gmail.com, call 251-623-9183 or visit www.azaleaballroomdanceclub.com.

Ballroom dance
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society hosts dances the first and third Monday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m., at Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31 in Spanish Fort. For more information email cassief13@aol.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.

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.