GENERAL INTEREST

41st annual Azalea Trail Run
The Azalea Trail Run is a two-day family-friendly event that includes 10K and 5K races, a 2K fun run and a two-day Health and Fitness Expo, March 23-24. The 10K and 5K courses include portions of midtown and the Oakleigh Garden District. Activities take place in the main arena of the Mobile Civic Center. Register at www.pcpacers.org/atr.

Mobile Regional Job Fair
The Alabama Career Center will hold its Career Fair event at the Mobile Civic Center on March 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be exclusive for veterans from 10-11 a.m. and open to the general public from 11 a.m. Register at labor.alabama.gov/jobfair.

2018 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show
The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show will host the largest in-water display of any boat show along the upper Gulf Coast March 22-25, showcasing the latest offerings from boat manufacturers and dealers throughout the Southeast. Visit www.wharfboatshow.com.

Festival of Flowers 2018
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the largest outdoor flower show in the Southeast, March 22-25 on the Providence Hospital Campus. Visit festivalofflower.com.

Crab Trap Cleanup
The Alabama Volunteer Derelict Crab Trap Cleanup needs your help March 23-24, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 is for kayakers to help with pre-marking traps and the main cleanup event is March 24. Meet at the Choccalotta Boat Launch on the Causeway. Email jason.herrmann@dcnr.alabama.gov.

Pet Photos with Easter Bunny
Come to the Shoppes at Bel Air on Thursday, March 22, for pet photos with the Easter Bunny, 6:30-8 p.m., hosted by Animal Rescue Foundation. Visit www.animalrescuemobile.org for more details.

Pianos & Popcorn
The Elite 88 Piano Ensemble is back with a delightful evening of iconic tunes from Broadway to the big screen. Come, sit back, relax and enjoy the show on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the University of Mobile.

Motorcycle Madness Bike Night
Celebrate Motorcycle Madness as we kick off the first bike night of the season at Mobile Bay Harley-Davidson on Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m. Music by The DizzyJuke Band and Wemo’s food truck. Visit us on Facebook.

Estuarium Celebration
Become a Friend of the Sea Lab today to be a part of this great event on Friday, March 23, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Estuarium. Visit sealabfoundation.org or RSVP to rsvp@disl.org.

Bellingrath Egg Hunt
Bellingrath Gardens and Home invites children of all ages to join us on the Great Lawn on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for professional photos, arts and crafts projects and an egg hunt. To reserve a spot, call 251-973-2217 or make reservations online at bellingrath.org.

Holy Week Midday Speaker Series
This year during Holy Week, Ashland Place United Methodist Church will host a lunchtime speaker series. Beginning March 26, we will have a catered lunch in the Fellowship Hall with a special guest speaker. Check our Facebook page for more details.

Easter at Seward Farms
Our egg hunt provides a fun experience for the whole family! Join us on March 24 for egg hunts, hayrides and more. The farm will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Easter Bunny arrives at 11. Visit us on Facebook.

The Great Easter Egg Hunt at the Exploreum
We will be hiding an incredible 10,000 eggs filled with lots of fun prizes for everyone! Join us March 24 for activities and games from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit us on Facebook for more information. www.exploreum.com.

Apple Snail Roundup
Help us remove this invasive species from Three Mile Creek to prevent it from spreading to the delta and the bay. Volunteers will help find and capture adult and juvenile apple snails and remove apple snail eggs. Visit www.mobilebaykeeper.org to volunteer.

Egg Hunt on the Hill
Make plans to join us for our annual egg hunt on March 24 at Spring Hill Baptist Church from 9-11:30 a.m. Enjoy pony rides, egg hunts, face painting, inflatables, crafts, train rides, snacks and much more. Free admission.

Spring Fling
This Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., come celebrate the grand opening of the playground at Semmes Municipal Park. Opening day for the Splash Pad, bounce houses, obstacle course, face painting, food and more. Celebrate spring with the city of Semmes.

MPL 2018 Book Sale
March 24-25, at the ABBA Shrine Center. With the exception of specially priced items, hardcover books cost $2 on Saturday, while paperbacks cost $1 on Saturday. We will also have audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and more at bargain prices. Contact Amber Guy at 251-208-7902.

Health Fair
The Student National Medical Association chapter of USA College Of Medicine and BELONG will host its 2nd annual health fair for the hispanic community on Saturday, March 24, from 2-6 p.m. at the USA Faculty Club. We will provide translators and a variety of free health resources for all who attend. Visit www.facebook.com/doyoubelong.org.

2018 Winter National Meet Car Show
On Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. see some of the finest antique vehicles from around the country at Riverside Cooper Park, 101 Water St. Free.

Many More Miles
Baldwin Bone & Joint’s annual collection of shoes for the homeless outreach program continues through Saturday, March 24. For drop-off locations, call 251-621-5387.

Antique Bottle Show
The Mobile Antique Bottle Collectors Club presents its 45th annual Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show & Sale, Saturday March 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Daphne Civic Center. Call or text 251-957-6725.

Fairhope’s Upscale Flea Market
Come find your treasures this Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, at The 181 Market. Offering deals on antiques, collectibles, driftwood, housewares, clothing, sporting goods, arts and crafts, plants, tools, baked goods and much more. Market opens at 9 a.m.

Practical Gardening Class
A six-week class at Mobile Botanical Gardens on how to look at your landscape and select plants, soil preparation, proper plant maintenance and more. Thursdays through March, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 251-342-0555 or visit mobilebotanicalgardens.org.

Outdoor Market at 5 Rivers
Sunday, March 25, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Featuring local artisans and crafters as well as outdoor-themed items from the 5 Rivers Cypress Gift Shop. Call 251-625-0814 or visit www.alabama5rivers.com.

Career Fair
Virginia College in Mobile will host a Career Fair Wednesday, March 28, 9-11 a.m. at the campus, located at 3725 Airport Blvd. The event is free and will feature career development opportunities, a resume workshop, refreshments and giveaways. Registration required; call 251-343-7227.

Ballroom Dance
The Moonlight Chassé Ballroom Dance Society hosts dances the first and third Monday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. at Hot Wheels Skating Rink in Daphne. Email cassief13@aol.com.

Bingo
Join Via! Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center at 1717 Dauphin St. for bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 251-478-3311.


FUNDRAISERS

Downtown Cajun Cook-Off
Come join us for the 4th year of this wonderful Cajun cookin’ festival March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile. Enjoy delicious eats from 20+ competitive teams, live music, cold drinks, games, giveaways and a great time. Benefiting Mobile Child Advocacy Center. Check us out on Facebook for more information.

Community Class for Wilmer Hall|
Join us at Mission Fitness on Sunday, March 25, 10-11:30 a.m. for the premiere of our newest signature Community Class [Reform+Row+Relevé] to benefit Wilmer Hall and the children it serves. Register today and let’s #sweatforgood together.

Von’s Block Party
Von’s Bistro’s block party will be held Wednesday, March 28, 6-9 p.m. The theme is “Starry Night” and all proceeds will benefit the Annual Campaign for Youth and Families. Contact Moorer YMCA, 251-438-1163.

Saint Pius X Auction
Make plans to attend the annual Saint Pius X School Auction — A Night to Remember at the Springtime Soirée on Saturday, March 24. It’s a fun night of great food, friends and shopping, and it’s all to support the school. Call for tickets: 251-473-5004.


ARTS

“Cabaret” at the JJP
Showtimes March 23-April 1. For more information on showtimes and tickets, visit joejeffersonplayers.com.

Mobile Symphony Orchestra: Resurrection
The Mobile Symphony Orchestra will perform Gustav Mahler’s symphonic masterpiece for the first time on Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, at the Saenger Theatre. Visit www.mobilesaenger.com for tickets.

The Easter Story Concert
Join us Sunday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church as the Sanctuary Choir and Youth Singers, along with orchestra and narration, lead us through Jesus’ suffering, death, resurrection and exaltation to the right hand of the Father.

Poet Jamaal May
A reading by poet Jamaal May in the Student Center Terrace Room at the University of South Alabama on Thursday, March 22, at 5 p.m. A reception and book signing will follow. Free and open to the public.

Easter Choral Program
Mobile Vocal Arts Choral Society will share a special concert program — “Lent: The Music of Holy Week” — on Palm Sunday afternoon, March 25, at 3 p.m. Free. For more information, contact Terry D. Maddox, M.M. – artistic director, at terrydalemaddox@gmail.com or 251-406-1454.

Open Studio
Artists at work with complimentary beverages and works by more than 60 area artists on display. Sunday, March 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cathedral Square Gallery. Contact 251-694-0278.

Art Break: Making A Clay Face Pot
Learn the secrets to Megan Gulland Shifflet’s fun and funky ceramic face pots as she teaches how to create realistic facial features in clay. March 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Mobile Museum of Art. Contact Angie King, 251-208-5205.

Spanish Moss Miniature Art Show
Through March 30 at Mobile Art Council. Nothing larger than 5”x5” paintings or drawings.


MUSEUMS 

“Titanic: Honour & Glory”
“Titanic Honour & Glory” runs through April 15 at the History Museum of Mobile. In addition to the exhibition, the museum hosts monthly events. Call 251-301-0273 or gavin.snyder@historymuseumofmobile.com.

“Right on Course”
The United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives is open free to the public weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of the newest exhibits is “Right on Course.” Visit www.asama.org.

“Windows to the Sea”
“Windows to the Sea” is the latest permanent exhibit at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. Visit disl.org.

“Savage Ancient Seas”
“Savage Ancient Seas” will transport GulfQuest guests to a time when the last of the great dinosaurs roamed Earth and swam the seas. Visit www.gulfquest.org.

Fairhope’s Founding
Learn more about the 1894 founding of Fairhope at the Fairhope Museum of History, 24 N. Section St. The museum is open daily (except Sunday and Monday), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 251-929-1471.

Little Discoveries
“Outside the Box,” aimed at children age 6 and under, explores how innovation and creativity can lead to a world of possibilities, starting with a simple cardboard box. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Call 251-208-6893 or email jholland@exploreum.com.

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. Call 251-208-5200.

“Permian Monsters: Life Before Dinosaurs”
Take an adventure back in time 290 million years when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea. The Exploreum will display this traveling exhibition Feb. 14 through June 3. Visit exploreum.com.

“Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland”
In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos Archipelago. Immerse yourself in this spectacular film at the Exploreum, until May 26. Visit exploreum.com.


WORKSHOPS

Passion, Purpose & Priorities
Unleash the possibilities to live the lifestyle you desire by fully embracing your passion, purpose and priorities. This transformational workshop will unlock the code to uncover your true passions and discover The Success Principles that can be used in every area of your life, from parenting to the boardroom. Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mars Hill Café. Find tickets at Eventbrite.

iPhone Class
“How to Use Your iPhone” class held at Palmer Pillans Middle School. March 26 through April 23, 6-7 p.m. Call Community Activities Program, 251-463-7980.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Group Rides
South Alabama and Mississippi Mountain Bike Association invites all levels of cyclists to join them every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. at USA Bike Trails and Sunday at 9 a.m. at Chickasabogue Park. Email carrie@rideSAMBA.com.

Weekly 1K/5K
Every Thursday evening at 6 p.m., join Red Beard’s Outfitter and Cortlandt’s Pub in the Spring Hill Village Shopping Center for a 1K or 5K run and walk. Free.

Fitness and Athletics Classes
New classes are being offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Tai Chi, bellydance, candlelit yoga, Piyo Tone and piano. Call 251-463-7980 or visit mobilecap.org.

Pickleball for Adults (indoors)
Offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School on Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Great sport for all ages combines tennis, pingpong and badminton on a court one-fourth the size of a tennis court. Call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.


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.

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 Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 5464 Old Highway 43 Satsuma, AL 36572, 251-675-1440.