“Cinderella — The Musical”
Playhouse in the Park will present its original musical, “Cinderella — The Musical,” through Sunday, Aug. 12. Reservations recommended. Visit www.playhouseinthepark.org for showtimes and ticket information.


GENERAL INTEREST

Park system improvement plan
Give input on Mobile’s parks and recreation programs at the following locations: Wednesday, July 25, South Brookley United Methodist, 3755 Dauphin Island Parkway; Wednesday, July 26, Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive; and Monday, July 30, Toulminville Library, 601 Stanton Road. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. Visit mapformobile.org/Parks or search “Mobile Parks” on Facebook.

Kids+Teen Experience
Experienced Gulf Coast models ages 6-18 stomp it out on multiple runways showing some of the most cutting-edge designs and boutiques. Hosted Coastal Fashion Week on Thursday, July 26, 7-9:30 p.m. at Azalea Manor. For tickets and additional information visit www.coastalfashionweek.com.

Summer social and sunset
The Alabama Contemporary Art Center will host an event in support of Jason Fisher, Democratic candidate for Alabama Senate, Thursday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m. Meet the candidate and enjoy the art space, plus drinks and light refreshments. Suggested donation of $25; $100 or more will be listed as sponsors. RSVP to hanh@fisherforsenate.com.

Market in Lavretta Park
Locally produced, locally made items are available at the summer’s last market on Thursday, July 26, 3-6 p.m. at Lavretta Park. Contact William Amos, 251-208-1550.

African percussionist and storyteller
Makinde Gbolahan plays a variety of instruments native to the African continent. His program combines music with stories to enlighten, encourage and entertain his audience. Thursday, July 26, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the Mobile Public Library Toulminville Branch. For more information or to register, call 251-438-7075.

Dauphin Island family movie series
Dauphin Island’s West End Beach is the site of free family movie nights. Thursday, July 26, see “Finding Nemo” and Friday, July 27, see “Sing.” Visit dauphinislandtourism.com/calendar for complete summer lineup.

Food and wine at The Pillars
Join us Thursday, July 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Pillars. Chef Von Larson, owner of Von’s Bistro, will be preparing and serving a four-course meal, each paired with wine. Cost is $75 person. Call 251-307-5382 to reserve, seating is limited.

Music in the park
Enjoy a free musical performance by Alexa Yanez in the Pavilion at Town Center Park in Spanish Fort on Friday, July 27, 6:30-8 p.m. Visit spanishforttowncenter.com for the complete summer lineup.

Friday at the firehouse
Come visit Station 22 at Airport and University on Friday, July 27, 5:30-7 p.m. Tour the fire station, trucks and equipment and meet firefighters. Free and open to the public on Fridays throughout the summer. For more information and locations, follow Mobile Fire-Rescue on Facebook.

Comedy murder mystery dinner
Mobile Mystery Dinners’ “Murder on the Battleship: The Last Show of the USO” will be Saturday, July 28, at Central Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $59 per person and include unlimited wine and catered dinner by Naman’s. Reservations at mobilemysterydinners.com.

Tire recycling day

SouthernTires will sponsor a tire recycling day on Saturday, July 28, 8-11 a.m., for residents of the city of Mobile (ID required) at the following locations: Public Safety Memorial Park, WAC Recycle Center, Medal of Honor Park, Kidd Park, Trinity Gardens Park, Henry Aaron Park and Spring Hill Recreation Center. No business drop-offs, 36-inch tires or under, four tires per person, no rims.

Market in the Park
Stock up on your summer shopping at the last Market in the Park of the season. Find original art, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, decor and more in Cathedral Square on Saturday, July 28, 7:30 a.m. to noon.

Under the Big Top
Southwest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce will host the 5th annual Kids Day “Under the Big Top” on Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tillmans Corner Community Center (5055 Carol Plantation Road). Laser tag, video game theater, inflatables, free food and more. Event is free but please bring a canned food donation. Call 251-666-2488.

FOMAS adoption event
Friends of Mobile Animal Shelter will be at B&B Pet Stop Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with many adoptable pets. All pets are spayed/neutered, have age-appropriate shots, are microchipped and on heartworm preventative. Adoption fees vary. Visit adoptapetmobile.org for more information.

Back-to-School Bash
Join us for games, crafts and snacks on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ben May Main Library. Back-to-school supplies will be given as door prizes to some lucky winners. Call Ben May Main Library Children’s Department, 251-208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

Ole Slac’s Saturday Soiree
The Joe Cain Marching Society will host an afternoon of fun on Saturday, July 28, at The Merry Widow in support of the Joe Cain Day procession. Tickets are $20 and include a chance to win $1,000. Some food will be provided and a cash bar. Find us on Facebook @JoeCainFootmarchers.

In the Stacks at SFPL
Spanish Fort Public Library welcomes local author and newspaper columnist Leslie Anne Tarabella, who will read from her book “The Majorettes are Back in Town: And Other Things to Love about the South,” Saturday, July 28, at 11 a.m. Tarabella will read and take questions about her stories and her writing experience; books will be available for purchase after the event. Call 251-410-READ (7323).

Harry Potter Birthday Party
Calling all children, age 6 and up! Join us Saturday, July 28, 10:30 a.m. at the Moorer/Spring Hill Library for a Harry Potter Birthday Party. Call 251-470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

Singspiration
Bring your favorite dish and song Sunday, July 29, starting 10:30 a.m. to West Side United Methodist Church at Midtown. There will be old gospel songs picked and sung by the congregation and a potluck lunch following the service. Contact Kay Lauber at 251-478-3721.

“Yard talk” at the Container Yard
Constance Adele Ray will be guest speaker for “Yard Talk — The Unseen Connections Between Disability, Business & Community” Tuesday, July 31, 9 a.m. at The Container Yard. Ray developed cerebral palsy soon after birth due to complications from being born 10 weeks early and now works to raise awareness of issues facing the disabled community by starting Access for All, LLC. For free tickets visit www.containeryardworks.com.


FUNDRAISERS

Mobile Baykeeper’s Bay Bites Food Truck Festival
The Mobile Baykeeper’s Young Advisory Council will host a food truck festival Wednesday, July 25, 5-9 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park to benefit Baykeeper’s work for clean water, clean air and healthy communities. Visit mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4229 for tickets.

American Legion Post 250 raffle
The Post 250 Honor Guard performs at veterans’ funerals in Mobile and Baldwin counties. A limited number of raffle tickets to win a new Colt Gold Cup Trophy 45 pistol will be sold Friday, July 27, at American Legion Post 250, 10950 Dauphin Island Parkway in Theodore. Call Jim Hall at 251-391-8400.

Southern Grace Dinner Series
Enjoy an evening with award-winning chef Hugh Acheson at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina on Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m., benefiting Fuse Project. Visit fishersobm.com/southerngrace.

Brews and braille
Enjoy brews and live music at Fairhope Brewing Co., Sunday, July 29, 2-7 p.m. Hosted by Fairhope Brewing and Sugarcane Jane, all donations benefit the Foundation for Blindness, www.blindness.org.

Cheers to Children
An event to benefit the Child Advocacy Center will be held Monday, July 30, 6-8:30 p.m. at El Papi, 615 Dauphin St. Enjoy wine tastings, live and silent auctions, live music and hors d’oeuvres. Hosted by Williams Financial Group. $35 Donation. Call 251-432-1101.


ARTS

“Café Murder” dinner theater
St. Dominic Eagle Theatre (grades 5-8) present “Café Murder” by Nathan Hartwick Saturday, July 28, 5-8 p.m. at St. Dominic Catholic School. Tickets cost $20; reserve at www.eagletheatre.weebly.com.

“Cinderella — The Musical”
Playhouse in the Park will present its original musical, “Cinderella — The Musical,” through Sunday, Aug. 12. Reservations recommended. Visit www.playhouseinthepark.org for showtimes and ticket information.

“The Skin of Our Teeth”
Theatre 98 will present “The Skin of Our Teeth” beginning Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. Contact Joan Scott at 251-928-4366.

Classics at the Saenger
The Summer Classic Movie Series continues through Sunday, Aug. 19. Showtimes are 3 p.m. Sundays, doors open at 2:30 p.m. General admission $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Seats are first come, first served. The July 29 feature is “Steel Magnolias.” Visit mobilesaenger.com for complete schedule.

Garden sketch club
Visit Mobile Botanical Gardens every Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a relaxing time sketching in the gardens. All levels of experience are welcome. General admission is $5 for non-members.


MUSEUMS

“Water’s Extreme Journey”
An exciting quest that transforms you into a drop of water entering a watershed and traveling to oceans, while learning how clean choices keep our drops healthy and moving toward a clean ocean. Daily through Sept. 3 at Gulf Coast Exploreum. Visit exploreum.com for details.

“Weather: Wild, Weird, or What?!”
Every week you might find weather on social media that you have never noticed or heard of before; sometimes it is not even real. At the Exploreum on Thursday, July 26, at 6 p.m., WKRG Chief Meteorologist Alan Sealls takes you on a weather journey to break down phenomena and bust some weather myths. A free screening of “Sharknado” will follow. General admission is $10 adults/children, $8 member adults/children. Visit exploreum.com.

“Dinosaurs Alive”
Narrated by Michael Douglas, ”Dinosaurs Alive” is a global adventure of science and discovery featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous, “reincarnated” life-sized for the giant IMAX® screen. Visit www.exploreum.com for showtimes and tickets.

“Ice Age Imperials”
History Museum of Mobile through Aug. 26. Imagine traveling 20,000 years into the past when fierce cats, enormous mastodons and woolly mammoths, 6-foot-tall beavers and other giant creatures roamed the land and every day was a struggle for survival. Visit historymuseumofmobile.com or call 251-301-0266.

“National Parks Adventure”
A trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most naturally beautiful places becomes the ultimate off-trail adventure in MacGillivray Freeman Films’ “National Parks Adventure,” narrated by Robert Redford. Visit www.exploreum.com for showtimes and tickets.

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


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Mobile BayBears
Beginning Wednesday, July 25, the BayBears will host the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in a five-game series at Hank Aaron Stadium. Call 251-479-BEAR (2327), log onto mobilebaybears.com or visit BayBears offices.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab excursion
A salt marsh excursion will be held Thursday, July 26, from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Learn about the important role salt marshes play in the Gulf of Mexico and how they support the seafood we enjoy. Cost $12 per person. Limited space, visit disl.org or call 251-861-2141, ext. 7545, for reservations.

Pop-Up Yoga
Complimentary yoga classes instructed by Nonie Taul of Naturally Strong Nonie will be held weekly on Saturdays through Aug. 25, at 9:15 a.m. at The Shoppes of Bel Air in the fountain area. Classes are family-friendly and open to all ages and fitness levels, and are first come, first served. Attendees will be offered water and light snacks. Visit /www.facebook.com/TheShoppesAtBelAir.

Irish dancing
Beginner classes for ages 3 through teens are held Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at the Azalea City Center for the Arts, 63 Midtown Park East. Featuring traditional jigs, reels, hornpipes and ceili dances! Learn the beautiful art form that is Irish dancing, which develops confidence, poise and stamina. Fun performances during the year. Competition also available. Contact Julie Black by calling or texting 228-239-2422 or email maccrossanirishdance@yahoo.com.

Bingo at VIA!
Every Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-3:30 p.m. at VIA! Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St., 251-478-3311. Open to the public.

Piyo Tone
Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 2 at Stott’s Park, 2150 N. Demetropolis Road, 6-6:45 p.m. Class fee $21. Call 251-463-7980.


WORKSHOPS

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
AFA and Dementia Friendly Alabama are offering a full day of dementia training in Mobile on Thursday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the GM&O building at 110 Beauregard St. Apply ASAP online for limited scholarships at https://alzfdn.org/events/2018-07/. Contact Beth Reinert at pittman1212@comcast.net.

Improv workshop
Strengthen your confidence and public speaking skills during this improvisational acting workshop with theater professional Eric Browne. Workshop will take place at the Mobile Arts Council on July 26, 10 a.m. to noon. All ages and experience levels welcome. Free for MAC members, $10 for all others. Visit mobilearts.org.

Lunch and learn at Dauphin’s
The Women’s Business Alliance will host an educational webcast featuring Barbara Corcoran from “Shark Tank” on “How to Pitch Your Business” Thursday, July 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dauphin’s. $25 pre-registration, $35 at the door. Seating is very limited. Register online at www.womensbusinessalliance.org/events.


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. 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.

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 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.

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