ServisFirst Bank Marathon
Formerly First Light Marathon. Sunday, Jan. 13, 7 a.m. at Bienville Square. Full, half, 5-person relay and 1.2 fun run. Free kids’ marathon for grades 8 and under. All events benefit L’Arche Mobile. For more information visit larchemobile.org. To register visit mobilemarathon.org.


GENERAL INTEREST

2019 Fairhope History Lecture Series
Begins Thursday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m. at Fairhope Public Library. Donnie Barrett and Robin Page will present “Early Theater (in the gullies) in Fairhope and the Birth and Growth of Theatre 98.” Visit fairhopeal.gov for a schedule of upcoming lectures.

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Tea for $2
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2-3 p.m., Fairhope Museum of History. Jim Bodman, retired FBI, will tell career stories. Contact 251-929-1471 or visit fairhopeal.gov.

January Artwalk
Friday, Jan. 11. Visit downtown Mobile’s participating galleries and venues for art and live music, and stroll through Bienville Square to support LoDa Night Market Vendors.

“Death in a Tutu”
Mobile Mystery Dinner Saturday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. at Azalea Manor. Advance reservations required. Visit mobilemysterydinners.com. Additional performance on Saturday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. at Nexus Cinema Dining. Email kathy.jones@nexuscinemadining.com for reservations.

Drag Queen Story Hour
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2:30 p.m. at USA Main Campus Student Center (2nd floor). Storyteller Champagne Monroe will read two books: “Red: A Crayon’s Story” by Michael Hall and “I am Jazz” by Jessica Herthel. Includes movement breaks as well as arts and crafts.

Mobile’s cemeteries
Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. at the Ben May Main Library. Tighe Marston, Mobile’s municipal cemeteries manager, will discuss the history of the city’s cemeteries traditions. Registration is not required. Call 251-208-7094.

Mask and MoonPies Walking Tour
Saturday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m. Locals and visitors will hear about European traditions and the American Mardi Gras innovations created here. Visit secrethistorytours.com for information and tickets.

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.

State Pilotage Commission meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. Call 251-471-1393.

Democratic meeting
Mobile County Democratic Executive Committee meeting Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m. at West Mobile Regional Library. Visit mobiledems.org.

Winter Wednesdays at Bellingrath
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m. Journalist and filmmaker Ben Raines will describe the secrets of the ancient underwater cypress forest recently discovered south of Gulf Shores. Visit bellingrath.org to view the full schedule of Winter Wednesdays in January and February; call 251-459-8864 to register.

Breakfast with the Mayor
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7:30-9 a.m. at Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel hosted by Downtown Mobile Alliance. Attendance limited to 150 people. Full buffet breakfast $45/person for members; $50 for all others.

Harley-Davidson H.O.G. Club
Meets the 3rd Saturday at 9 a.m. every month at Mobile Bay Harley-Davidson (3260 Pleasant Valley Road). The next meeting is Jan. 19 at 9 a.m.

Greenleaf Writers Group

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


FUNDRAISERS

ServisFirst Bank Marathon
Formerly First Light Marathon. Sunday, Jan. 13, 7 a.m. at Bienville Square. Full, half, 5-person relay and 1.2 fun run. Free kids’ marathon for grades 8 and under. All events benefit L’Arche Mobile. For more information visit larchemobile.org. To register visit mobilemarathon.org.

Bingo for Dogs
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. at Serda Brewing. For every beer or wine sold $1 will be donated to Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). Free; family- and dog-friendly.

Miracle for Mary Beth
Sunday, Jan. 13, 1-6 p.m. at Pat’s Downtown. $5 donation at the door. Live music by Lane Fisher, Symone French, Eric Erdman and Greg Padilla. Silent auction and door prizes. All proceeds will help alleviate financial costs for the family.

Run for Shep 5K and Fun Run
Saturday, Jan. 26, Daphne City Hall at 9 a.m. (Registration will open at 7 a.m. on race day.) Hosted by local charity Shephard’s Flock for Shephard Hall, a child living with pediatric cancer. To register for the race, or for more information, please visit shephardsflock.com.


ARTS

Brahms’ Violin Concerto
Performed by Mobile Symphony Orchestra with guest artist Vadim Gluzman. Saturday, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 13, 2:30 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre. Tickets at secure.mobilesymphony.org.

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

Alabama bicentennial murals
Through Feb. 23 at Eastern Shore Art Center. Fairhope artist and historian Dean Mosher has created nine murals for the state’s bicentennial, two of which are being 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.

“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

Pool Club
Mitternight Park Pool Club (off University and Moffett) is open Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. starting Jan. 9 for anyone looking for a wholesome place to play pool and bumper pool. Instructor Dwayne Rapp will be there to help any beginners. Call 251-463-7980 or 251-208-1610.

Tennis Club
Laun Park Table Tennis Club (off Cottage Hill and Demetropolis) is open Mondays and Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. for all interested in playing table tennis. Coach Mike Ho is available to play or help with beginners. Call 251-463-7980 or 251-208-1610.

Piyo Stretch/Tone
Stott’s Studio (off Cottage Hill and N. Demetropolis) is offering Piyo Stretch (relaxing Pilates and yoga), Piyo Tone (toning Pilates and yoga plus weights). Call 251-463-7980 or 251-208-1610.

Blakeley Battlefield Blitz
Inaugural “Battlefield Blitz” on Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 a.m. at Historic Blakeley Park. Participants will wind their way through a custom course along portions of one of the nation’s best-preserved battlefields, where Union and Confederate forces clashed more than 150 years ago. Preregistration is $20. Visit blakeleypark.com/events.

“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

Free Real Estate Career Seminar
Tuesday, Jan. 15,  5:30-7 p.m. at Keller Williams Daphne and Orange Beach. Call Donna Taylor at 251-607-8800.

Real Talk for Real Women
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m. at Junior League of Mobile headquarters (57 N. Sage). Featuring a panel of female doctors providing health information along with preventative health screenings. Includes food, drinks, swag bags and giveaways; 21 and up only. For tickets visit juniorleaguemobile.org.


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.