GENERAL INTEREST

Dauphin Street Vault
The Dauphin Street Vault brings vaulters of all levels to compete in the Port City. A full day of high-flying fun on Dauphin Street between Jackson and Joachim streets, the fun starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 16. For more information visit the website, www.dauphinstreetvault.com.

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
The 83rd annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo will take place July 15-17. The weigh station will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information and tickets visit adsfr.com.

West End Movie Night
Every Thursday and Friday join enjoy a film on the West End of Dauphin Island. Bring chairs, blankets, bug spray, etc. Snack vendor will be on site. Admission is free and films start at dusk. This week’s movies are “The Blind Side” and “Fried Green Tomatoes.”

Green Drinks
Mobile Bay Green Drinks is a monthly happy hour for environmentally thoughtful folks. On July 20 at 5 p.m., Christian Miller will discuss the status of restoration planning in coastal Alabama. Alchemy Tavern, Mobile. For more infomation email [email protected].

Young professionals social
The Young Profesionals of Mobile July social is at 6 p.m. July 19 at the Exchange 202, 202 Government St. Our vision is to help young people become actively engaged in community issues by offering valuable networking, social, and community service opportunities. For more information visit facebook.com/YPMobileAL.

Midtown Optimist Club
Join Midtown Optimist Club every Tuesday at noon for a luncheon at Azalea City Golf Course. This week’s speaker is Bill Sisson, president of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. For reservations and more information please call 251-348-3542.

West Mobile Farmer’s Market
West Mobile Farmer’s Market is sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church every Tuesday and Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 6101 Grelot Road. The market features locally grown produce, seafood, baked goods and other items. For more information call 251-342-0462.

Market on the Square
Market on the Square runs from 7:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday through July 30 in Mobile’s Cathedral Square. Locally grown tomatoes, potatoes, sweet corn, cantaloupes, watermelons, plants and flowers, seafood, baked goods, handcrafted goods and more.

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.


FUNDRAISER

Bay Bites
Join Mobile Baykeeper for Bay Bites, a unique event featuring a variety of local cuisine, craft beer, live music and lawn games at Cooper Riverside Park on Wednesday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance. For more information please visit www.mobilebaykeeper.org/bay-bites or call 251-433-4229.


ARTS

Live from Avalon
Come to Mobile Public Library on Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m. for a concert in Bernheim Hall (701 Government St.). This week’s concert is by Lisa Mills. For tickets and more information visit livefromavalon.com.

Baldwin play festival
The End of the Road New Play Festival and Beach Party will take place July 15-17 at the South Baldwin Community Theater, featuring nine new plays. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit South Baldwin Community Theater, 2022 West 2nd St. (Gulf Shores), call 251-968-6721 or visit www.sbct.biz.

“Willy Wonka”
Chickasaw Civic Theatre presents “Willy Wonka” July 14-17. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. show on the 16th. Tickets are $10; reservations can be made at cctshows.com or by calling 251-457-8887. Chickasaw Civic Theatre is located at 801 Iroquois St.

“Elvis Live!”
Humana presents “Elvis Live!” Friday, July 15, at 2 p.m. at the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center (3201 Hillcrest Road). Punch and sweets will be served. For more information call 251-602-4963.

Mobile Mystery Dinners
Mobile Mystery Dinners will perform “Murder on the Battleship” Saturday, July 16, at Azalea Manor (751 Dauphin St.). Tickets are $59 and include dinner and unlimited wine. The fun begins at 7 p.m. Advance reservations are required; call 251-438-4000.

“Our Love Affair with Baseball”
An Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art exhibit offering a showcase of multimedia exhibits and lunchtime talks celebrating the Gulf Coast’s rich history with baseball. Tim Bennett, minority owner of the Biloxi Shuckers, is the speaker on Friday, July 15. Lunch is $10 and reservations are required. For more information, call 228-374-5547 or visit www.georgeohr.org.


MUSEUMS

Fairhope Museum of History Bus Tours
The Fairhope Museum of History will be offering Bus Tours on Saturday July 16, at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The tours will cover the western side of town to include the homes of the town founders and other early Colonial Period sites. The cost is $20. For more information call 251-929-1471.

“Beautiful Objects with a Colorful Past”
On July 20, join us for a closer look at collected treasures and the fascinating stories behind them. Tour begins at 10:30 a.m. An optional tour of the Bellingrath Home will follow. Admission is $13 for adults, $7.50 for ages 5-12, free to members and age 4 and younger. For details or to register call 251-973-2217, extension 112.

Splash and Play
Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. the Exploreum converts the outdoor courtyard into a water playground with sprinklers, water toys and more. So grab your swimsuits and towels and head to the Exploreum! General admission applies; free to Exploreum members. Wednesdays through Aug. 31. Visit exploreum.com for more information.

Fridays at Fort Conde
Join the fort on Friday for an educational craft or activity related to the Colonial era. Admission is $1 per person, reservations are recommended. Fort Conde is located at 150 South Royal St. Please email [email protected] for more information or to RSVP for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. time slot.

Tea for Two
Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m., the Fairhope Museum of History hosts a tea and a lecture on Fairhope history. The July 19 speaker will be Mike Brown, executive director of the South Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross. For more information call 251-929-1471.

Mobile Medical Museum exhibit
Mobile Medical Museum will present “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.

“Every Object Has a Story”
Museum staff members thoughtfully chose a collection of seldom-seen objects to showcase some of the unique treasures in the History Museum of Mobile’s vault. “Every Object Has a Story” will run through July. For more information about the exhibit contact Lori McDuffie, [email protected] or 251-208-7420.

“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.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are back in action for a 20th season of MILB Double-A baseball at Mobile’s Hank Aaron Stadium. After wrapping up an away stand against Chattanooga, the BayBears return home July 20 for a five-game stint against Jacksonville. For more information or tickets call 251-479-BEAR.

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. (Mobile). For more information email Cindy Youngblood, [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 Hwy. 31 (Spanish Fort). For more information email Cassie Fishbein at [email protected]

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 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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


WORKSHOPS

Car Buying 101
Purchasing an auto can be stressful and costly. Learn the tools of the trade when it comes to dealer offers and financing. Workshop on Monday, July 18, 6-7 p.m. at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling, 705 Oak Circle Drive E. (Mobile). Space is limited, please call 251-602-0011 to register in advance.


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.

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

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

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

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