GENERAL INTEREST

Alabama Coastal BirdFest
For the 13th year, Alabama Coastal BirdFest returns to welcome the fall migration of birds from all over North America. This year’s BirdFest is Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 5-8. For more information on BirdFest or to register for a paid tour or event, visit www. AlabamaCoastalBirdFest.com.

Think Pink Tea
A fun, free celebration of breast cancer survivors including a runway fashion show staffed by survivors, family members and caregivers. Thursday, Oct. 6, 4-6 p.m., Alabama Cruise Terminal, 201 S. Water St., Mobile. Call 251-445-9691 to RSVP.

Coffee with the sheriff
Baldwin County Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack will host two coffees in coordination with Coffee with a Cop Day. The first will be Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 a.m. at the Stagecoach Café in Stockton and the second Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 a.m. at the Lillian Community Center in Lillian.

Photojournalist Janet Macoska
Join us at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, for an evening with renowned photojournalist Janet Macoska, who will be making a one-time appearance at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center to discuss her photography exhibit, “It’s Always Rock and Roll.” Seating is limited so make sure to reserve your space online at exploreum.com.

Networking Event for Professional Women
Mobile Bar Association of Women Lawyers invites you to a networking event for professional women on Thursday, Oct. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the RSA Battle House Tower, Region Bank Pharr Room. Admission is $20. Contact Danielle.Mashburn-Myrick@phelps.com for more information.

Baldwin Heart Walk
The 2016 Baldwin Heart Walk, an event to benefit the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, 8-11 a.m. at the Fairhope Pier in Fairhope. For information and tickets visit baldwinheartwalk.kintera.org.

Alabama Festival of Flavor
Sample some of the best food, beer, wine and much more with tastings from food trucks and world renowned chefs. Downtown Foley, Alabama, Saturday, Oct. 8, 12-5 p.m. For more information visit alabamafestivalofflavor.com.

Stockton historic homes tour
The Stockton historic homes tour will be Sunday, Oct. 9, from 1-4 p.m. There will be nine stops on the tour. Tickets are $25 and will be available the day of the event, starting at 12:30, at the Stockton Heritage Museum, 52915 State Highway 59. Proceeds benefit the Stockton Heritage Museum. For more information call 251-604-4666.

Coastal Connection
Alabama Connection graduate and professional school recruitment fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Price LeBlance Grand Ballroom on Spring Hill College’s campus. Visit alabamaconnection.org for more information.

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

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 cpeltier@lifelinesmobile.org to schedule an interview.

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

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.

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.


ARTS

Phantasy of the Arts
The Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation’s signature fundraiser will feature acapella group Street Corner Symphony (pictured), food and fun at Fairhope Civic Center on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 each. For more information visit www.feefonline.org.

“Proof”
Theatre 98 presents “Proof,” the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play. Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m. 350 Morphy Ave., Fairhope. Call 251-928-4366 or visit theatre98.org.

“The Importance of Being Earnest”
Commedia del Arte presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The play will be Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Loxley Civic Center, 4198 Municipal Park Drive.

Mobile Pops concert
The Mobile Pops will perform a free “space and time” concert featuring “Star Wars Medley,” highlights from “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Dr. Who Through Space and Time,” and several more at the Spanish Fort Community Center, 7361 Spanish Fort Blvd. Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.

“Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese”
A documentary film describing the contributions of this important group of immigrants. Marx Library Auditorium of the University of South Alabama on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. The screening is free and the film’s producers will be on hand to answer questions. For more information contact Harry Miller at hsmiller@southalabama.edu.

Night Market
Mobile Museum of Art hosts Night Market on Thursday, Oct. 6, 5-9 p.m. featuring wares by artists and artisans. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food, drink and live music. 4850 Museum Drive.

First Friday Art Walk
The Eastern Shore Art Center returns with new art and music the first Friday of every month. 6 p.m. at the Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak St., Fairhope. For more information contact Adrienne at 251-928-2228, ext. 103.

Afternoon of Stars
Members of the cast of Mobile Opera’s “The Devil and Daniel Webster” will perform their favorite musical selections Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. at Ben May Library. Admission is free. For more information please call 251-208-7097.

Concert series
This week’s Musical Arts Society concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center at the University of South Alabama. Wednesday, Oct. 11: Peter Wood will perform a faculty trumpet recital. Wednesday, Oct. 12: “Reich at 80: Chamber Music Featuring the Music of Steve Reich.” Visit www.southalabama.edu/colleges/music or call 251-460-6136.


MUSEUMS

“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. 11 speaker will be Leslie Anne Tarabella, a Southern columnist and writer. 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 BC 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

Dog River Fishing Tournament
The 6th annual Dog River Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at 6 a.m. Weigh-in will be at The River Shack from 2-3:30 p.m. Register online at www.dogriver.org. Captain’s Meeting will be Friday, Oct. 7, at River Shack Bar and Grill from 6-9 p.m. Questions? Email info@dogriver.org.

Tri the Gulf
Tri the Gulf is a sprint triathlon on Dauphin Island consisting of a 600-yard Gulf swim, 13.3 mile island + bridge bike, and 3.1 mile island run Saturday, Oct. 15. Hosted at Dauphine Golf Club, 100 Orleans Drive, Dauphin Island. For more information visit trithegulf.com.

Marsh Madness fishing tournament
The Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation hosts its 3rd annual Marsh Madness fishing tournament at 5 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway. Weigh-in is 1-4 p.m. Registration is $40. For more information visit sfeef.com or call 251-510-1669.

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 October 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 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. Admission is $10. Beginners are welcome. Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31 in Spanish Fort. For more information email cassief13@aol.com.


WORKSHOPS

Teen Science Workshop
On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Daphne Library will offer a science workshop for teens. The topic for this workshop is plasma, a basic state of matter. The event will begin at 3:45 p.m. For further information please call 621-2818, ext. 211.


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.