Beginning Jan. 4 at the Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope artist and historian Dean Mosher has created nine murals for the state’s bicentennial, two of which will be displayed for the very first time in this exhibit. Visit esartcenter.org.


GENERAL INTEREST

Boardwalk Talk: Watershed Moments
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at The Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Discussion of watersheds in general and the Mobile Bay watershed in particular. Contact 251-861-7500.

Tea for $2
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2-3 p.m., Fairhope Museum of History. Screening of filmmaker Michael Marr’s “Fairhope Stories.” Contact 251-929-1471 or visit fairhopeal.gov.

LGBTQ Family Dinner
Thursday, Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Heroes Sports Bar (36 Hillcrest Road). Rainbow Mobile presents monthly dinners on the first Thursday of every month. Visit rainbowmobile.org.

Mindful Movement Lunch Hour
Thursday, Jan. 3, 12:15 p.m. at Alabama Contemporary Art Center. All-level gentle yoga session. Class fee $5. Bring your own mat. Contact 251-208-5671.

Fairhope Art Walk
Friday, Jan. 4, beginning 6 p.m. at Eastern Shore Art Center. New exhibits “ of Rezner pottery and “Magic City Shines.” First Friday Kids Lab drop-off at 5:45 p.m., $30 per child. For more info, visit esartcenter.org

“Death in a Tutu”
Mobile Mystery Dinner Saturday, Jan. 5, 7 p.m. at Renaissance Riverview Plaza. Advance reservations required; email lisa.russell@renaissancemobile.com.

ARC grocery store tour
Saturday, Jan. 5, noon at Publix Super Market at Midtown. Tour for persons interested in transitioning to a healthier, plant-based diet. Hosted by ARC (Awakening Respect and Compassion for all sentient beings). Visit arcforallbeings.org.

Blood drive
Saturday, Jan. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Koby Subaru (1431 E. Interstate 65 Service Road). Come donate and get a T-shirt and movie ticket. Call 251-478-5000.

University Runway
Saturday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m. at the Fuse Factory (200 Government St.). Series of workshops for individuals interested in the fashion industry. Tickets cost $45, includes lunch and free headshot. Register at djsfavoritethings.com.

First Sunday Outdoor Market at 5 Rivers
Sunday, Jan. 6, noon until 4 p.m. Featuring local arts & crafts, a farmers market, LifeSouth blood drive and information from local nonprofit organizations: Head over to the Tensaw Theatre for Animal Ambassador at 2 p.m. to meet one of our live educational animals! Call 251-621-0782.

“The Greatest Showman” singalong
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2 p.m. at Ben May Main Library. Come sing your favorite songs from the movie. Fans are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character or circus performer. Call Mobile Opera at 251-432-6772.

Winter at The Wharf
Ice skating at The Wharf through Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; $10 for skating, $13 for skating and ferris wheel. Visit ALWharf.com for details.

Greenleaf Writers Group

Third Saturday each month at Semmes Library on Moffett Road, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


ARTS

“The Undersea Well”
Beginning Jan. 2 at the Mobile Museum of Art. Jane Cassidy manipulates various technologies such as speakers and projectors and fuses light and sound to form meditative environments filled with visual music. Call 251-208-5200 or visit mobilemuseumofart.com.

Alabama bicentennial murals
Beginning Jan. 4 at the Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope artist and historian Dean Mosher has created nine murals for the state’s bicentennial, two of which will be displayed for the very first time in this exhibit. Visit esartcenter.org.


MUSEUMS

“Parading through Time”
Jan. 17 through April 20 at the History Museum of Mobile. Join us this Carnival season as we roll through four centuries of Mardi Gras history with Mobile’s Carnival traditions, mystic societies and more. Visit historymuseumofmobile.com.

“Animation Academy” at The Exploreum
Learn about the history of animated drawings, from prefilm animation devices to today’s computer-generated animation, and try your hand at drawing characters. Through Jan. 6. Call 251-208-6893 or visit exploreum.com.

“Jerusalem” at The Exploreum
Through Jan. 25. “Jerusalem” takes audiences on an inspiring and eye-opening tour of one of the world’s oldest and most enigmatic cities. Destroyed and rebuilt countless times over 5,000 years, Jerusalem’s enduring appeal remains a mystery. Visit exploreum.com for times and tickets.

“Dream Big” at The Exploreum

Through Jan. 25. Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” is a first-of-its-kind film for IMAX that will transform how we think about engineering. Visit exploreum.com for times and tickets.

Thursdays at MMoA

Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Mobile Museum of Art offers free admission to all Mobile County residents. No reservations necessary. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive. Call 251-208-5200.


SPORTS EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Ladies self-defense class
Friday, Jan. 4, 5:30 p.m. at CrossFit Saraland. Class will be given by Sgt. Wayne Miller. Ages 13 and up, $5 for nonmembers. Light snacks and wine provided. Visit crossfitsaraland.com.

Yoga on Tap
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6 p.m. at Serda Brewing Co. Come join our free class and bring your own mat. Visit serdabrewing.com.

“Run the Beach”
A three-race half-marathon series whether you run, walk or wheel to the finish line. The series begins with The Big Beach Half-Marathon on Jan. 27 followed by the Sea Turtle Half-Marathon Feb. 16. Register for Run the Beach at GulfShores.com/Sports/Run-the-Beach.

Bingo at Via!

Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Open to the public. Via! Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St., 251-478-3311.

Adult skate night

The second and fourth Sunday of each month, 8-10:30 p.m. at Dreamland Skate Center (5672 Three Notch Road) with DJ Beaux, $5.


WORKSHOPS

Support your child with special needs

Saturday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m. at Salt Life Spa in Fairhope. This class will give hope, goals and proven success to managing a lifestyle for adults with special needs children. $10 tickets available on eventbrite.com.


PUBLIC MEETINGS

Baldwin County Commission: First and third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., 322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette. Work sessions are 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, baldwincountyal.gov.

Baldwin County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale, baldwincountyal.gov.

Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave., 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 second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., daphneal.com.

Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd., 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 held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m., cofairhope.com.

Fairhope Planning Commission: First Monday at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. Visit 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.; cityoffoley.org.

Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St., gulfshoresal.gov.

Mobile City Council: Tuesdays at Government Plaza, 205 Government St. Pre-council meeting at 9 a.m.; council meeting at 10:30 a.m., cityofmobile.org.

Mobile Planning Commission: First and third Thursdays at 2 p.m., 205 Government St., urban.cityofmobile.org.

Orange Beach City Council: First and third Tuesdays at 5 p.m., 4099 Orange Beach Blvd., cityoforangebeach.com.

Prichard City Council: Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 216 E. Prichard Ave., thecityofprichard.org.

Satsuma City Council: First and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m. City Hall, 5464 Old Highway 43, 251-675-1440.

Semmes City Council: First and third Tuesday. Work sessions at 3 p.m., regular council meeting at 4 p.m. Semmes City Council Chambers, 7875 Moffett Road Unit #C, 251-649-8811.