GENERAL INTEREST

Industrial Reverse Trade Show
Partners for Environmental Progress will host 49 exhibitors Thursday, Oct. 20, 1-4:30 p.m. at Fort Whiting, 1630 South Broad St. Tickets are $125 for the general public until Oct. 18 and $150 at the door. For more information visit pepmobile.org or call 251-345-7269.

Scotch tasting
The Scottish Society of Mobile invites you to attend its 24th scotch tasting on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Government St. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased the day of the event or by calling 251-490-8843. For more information visit scottishsocietyofmobile.org.

Graham Creek Haunted Forest
Ride or hike through the forest haunted by local myths and legends, but be prepared for surprises along the way. Oct. 21-29, 6:30-10 p.m. Graham Creek Nature Preserve, 23460 Wolf Bay Drive, Foley. For more information call 251-923-4267.

Monarch walks
Join the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge for one of seven walks scheduled Oct. 19-Nov. 9 to learn about the migration and life cycle of the monarch butterfly. 12295 State Highway 180 W., Gulf Shores. Free, but registration required. Call 251-540-7720.

Auction
The Mobile Police Department has an unclaimed property auction scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at police headquarters in the back parking area. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Attendees must present identification to register. For more information call 251-208-1890.

Mensa testing
On Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m., South Coast Mensa will have a testing session in Mobile. For the month of October testing costs $20. Applicants are asked to arrive by 9:45 a.m. so testing may begin promptly at 10. Testing takes approximately two hours. For further information contact [email protected].

Zombie Festival
Mobicon and QuestCon host the second annual Zombie Festival, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2-7:30 p.m. in Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile. Zombie walk at 4:30 p.m. Pub crawl for ages 21+ beginning at 8 p.m. For more visit facebook.com/MobiconZombieFestival.

Market at the Pillars
The Pillars will host Market at The Pillars on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 12-4 p.m. There will be a variety of local artists and food vendors along with live music and a cash bar. 1757 Government St. For more information visit facebook.com/themarketatthepillars.

Boo at the Zoo
Costume contest, music, games, food and treats at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2-5 p.m. 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway. Visit alabamagulfcoastzoo.org or call 251-968-5732 for more informaton.

Merry Maids
Merry Maids of Mobile is helping women battling cancer by cleaning two homes per month for four consecutive months at no charge. The only requirement is that the homes be within the company’s existing service areas of Mobile. For more information, go to www.MM814.isiedge.com.

Farmer’s market
West Mobile Farmer’s Market features locally grown produce every Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. through Nov. 24. Market is located at 6101 Grelot Road. For information call 251-342-0462 or 251-767-7526.

Encountering Bergen-Belsen
Dr. David Meola visited the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp this summer to identify English-language resources for his students. Join him at the Ben May Main Library Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. as he offers observations about the nature of the site, then and now. For more information on this program, please call 251-208-7097.

Brown Bag Concert
Join Cat’s Brown Bag Lunch every Wednesday in Bienville Square (Mobile), Thursday in Mayday Park (Daphne) and Friday at Windmill Market (Fairhope) for a concert starting at 11:30 a.m. For more information visit radioavalon.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 [email protected] 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. The Northern Gulf Institute presents conversations about all things scientific in the Gulf of Mexico region. 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. For more information visit www.toastmasters.org.

Addiction counseling
Narconon would like to remind families the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get them the help they need. Call 1-800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com.


FUNDRAISERS

SPCA fish fry
The Mobile SPCA will host a fish fry at Our Savior Catholic Church, 1801 Cody Road S., Thursday, Oct. 20, 5-7:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Mobile SPCA’s adoption program. For more information call 251-633-3531 or email [email protected].

Living Art Soiree: Freak Out
MAC at the Shoppes at Bel Air invites you to a fundraising event Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. to benefit the MAC AIDS Fund and AIDS Alabama South. The event will be held at The Merry Widow and will feature local body painters. A $15 donation will provide entrance to the event and five “tickets” for you to cast your vote for your favorite.

Woofstock
The 12th annual Woofstock festival will begin at 11 a.m. in Bienville Square Sunday, Oct. 23. It benefits the Animal Rescue Foundation and will have music, games and waterparks for your dogs! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information visit woofstockmobile.com.

Gridiron Gala
The YMCA of South Alabama is pleased to present Gridiron Gala on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Battle House Renaissance Hotel, benefiting the YMCA of South Alabama Annual Campaign for Youth, Seniors and Families. For event information or to register, please visit www.ysal.org.

Muscular dystrophy “fill the boot” drive
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department will hold its annual “fill the boot” drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at several Wal-Mart locations around the city Oct. 21-22 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. They will also be providing fire safety coloring books, home safety checklists and order forms to purchase “Fighting for a Cure” cancer T-shirts.

Let’s Think Pink
E.P.W. Angel Striders and Women of God join together to bring awareness to breast cancer Saturday, Oct. 22, 4-8 p.m. at William B. Clark Family Center, 2501 W. Main St., Prichard. Admission is $10; for tickets call 251-477-4930.


ARTS

“Proof”
Theatre 98 presents “Proof,” by David Auburn, directed by Joe Fuselli. Oct. 21-23, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m. 350 Morphy Ave., Fairhope. For more information visit theatre98.org or call 251-928-4366.

“Laura”
South Baldwin Community Theatre presents “Laura,” written by Vera Caspary and George Sklar and directed by Sparkie Harrison. Oct. 21-23, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. 2022 W. 2nd St., Gulf Shores. For more information visit sbct.biz or call 251-968-6721.

Murder Mystery Dinner
Murder Mystery Dinner, Sunday, Oct. 23, 7-9:30 p.m., at American Legion Post 199, 700 S. Mobile St. in Fairhope. Tickets are $40 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Legion. For additional details and to buy tickets, please go to www.facebook.com/BayCitiesImprovCompany.

Concert at MCMA
Country legend Leona Williams and Ron Williams will be performing “One Show Only” on Sunday, Oct. 23, 3-5 p.m. at the Mobile Country Music Association Concert Hall, 310 S. Craft Highway in Chickasaw. To purchase tickets please call 251-455-6748 or email [email protected].


MUSEUMS

Live at the Museum
Underhill Family Orchestra will perform its original music Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. $10 admission, wine and beer by donation. For more information call 251-208-5200.

Pirate night
Join History Museum of Mobile to learn about real pirates from the area, Friday, Oct. 21, 5-9 p.m. Come dressed as a pirate, princess or historical character from the Age of Sail. Admission ranges from free to $10! Please call 251-301-0270 for more information.

Lil’ ghosts and goblins
Halloween gathering at the Historic Oakleigh House featuring face painting, crafts, story time, games and special treats! Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children 12 and under, only please. $5 per child. 350 Oakleigh Place, Mobile. For more information call 251-432-1281.

“Filming the Camps”
The History Museum of Mobile will offer the exhibit “Filming the Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremberg” through Jan. 16. It features the stories of three film directors — John Ford, Samuel Fuller and George Stevens — 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 and a lecture on Fairhope history. The Oct. 25 speaker will be Frances Coleman, a news editor and editorial writer for the Mobile Press and al.com. For more information call 251-929-1471.

Mobile Medical Museum lecture series
Mobile Medical Museum presents “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.

“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.

“Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World”
Through Jan. 1, the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center features a guitar exhibit tracing the instrument’s evolution from 3000 B.C. to the present 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.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

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 will be leading 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.

Sunset yoga for charity
Join Thrive Yoga and Massage at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Friday through Oct. 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.

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. For more information email [email protected], 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. Admission is $10. Beginners are welcome. Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31 in Spanish Fort. For more information email [email protected]


WORKSHOPS

Drone seminar
Partners for Environmental Progress will host a drone seminar Thursday, Oct. 20, 9-11:30 a.m., that will address the possibilities and precautions of drone use by manufacturers, utilities, NASA, security, refineries, real estate and other industrial operations. Fort Whiting Auditorium, 1630 S. Broad St. Register at www.pepmobile.org.

“Bricks & BBQ: Historic Rehab Strategies”
“Bricks & BBQ Historic Rehab Strategies” workshop and reception is Thursday, Oct. 20, 3-5 p.m. at the Buick Building, 451 St. Louis St. Investors, contractors, developers, architects, real estate professionals and property owners interested in learning more about financing, developing or renovating historic properties should attend. Register at http://www.downtownmobile.org/bricks-and-barbeque.php.

“Stop Talking and Sell More”
Our “Stop Talking and Sell More” sales training workshop on Thursday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will teach you how to hear what your buyer needs, close the deal and get more referrals. $150, advance registration required! See https://training.mtibusiness.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=160 for more information or to register.


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.