GENERAL INTEREST

Thanksgiving Pow Wow
Poarch Creek Indian Reservation in Atmore will hold its 48th annual Pow Wow Nov. 22-23. Gates open at 10 a.m. both days; $5 for ages 11 and up, free for ages 10 and under. Bring chairs and blankets. Cash only. Visit pci-nsn.gov.

Thanksgiving at Wings of Life
Wings of Life Recovery offers Thanksgiving Day lunch Thursday, Nov, 22, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a movie, followed by a special program at 11 a.m. Free blankets and other gifts will be distributed at noon. Contact Richard Jones, 251-432-5245.

Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show
Mobile Rock & Gem Society’s 24th annual show. Friday, Nov. 23, 1-6 p.m. at the Abba Shrine (7701 Hitt Road). Visit mobilerockandgem.com.

Magic Christmas in Lights
Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 23rd season of Magic Christmas in Lights. Opening night is Friday, Nov. 23, continuing nightly 5-9 p.m. through Dec. 31. Visit bellingrath.org.

Wales West Arctic Express
Starting Friday, Nov. 23, through Dec. 24, take a steam train ride to the North Pole and visit Santa Claus. Petting zoo, pony rides, miniature train rides, a hay-less hayride, bounce house and fun artificial snow. Visit waleswestlightrailway.heartlandticket.com.

Breakfast with Santa
The Grand Hotel will host Breakfast with Santa Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Breakfast buffet 7-10:30 a.m., pictures with Santa 8-11 a.m. Reservations required, call 251-928-9201.

Steampunk Sunday
Join the crew of Airship Aberrant for themed board games, discussions and talk about steampunk. Sunday, Nov. 25, noon at Serda Brewing Co. Free, visitors welcome.

Military Mondays        
Active-duty military and their families will receive a 15 percent discount each Monday of the Magic Christmas in Lights season at Bellingrath on Mondays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Visit bellingrath.org.

Winter at The Wharf
Ice skating at The Wharf Nov. 16 to Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; $10 for skating, $13 for skating and Ferris wheel. Horse and carriage rides Nov. 25 and 30, Dec. 2, 8, 9, 14-16, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission $20 per carriage ride. Visit ALWharf.com for details.

A night with Bryan Stevenson
Hear insights from Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of “Just Mercy” Wed. Nov. 28, 5-9 p.m. at the USA Mitchell Center. Free, but registration is required. Visit bryanstevensonmobile.eventbrite.com.


FUNDRAISERS

The 2018 BIG Event
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama’s 2018 BIG Event will feature John O’Leary on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at The Battle House Hotel. Cash bar at 6 p.m. Dinner and the program begin at 6:30 p.m. Buy tickets at give.classy.org/BIGEvent2018.

Habitat Giving Tuesday
Mellow Mushroom on Airport Boulevard in Mobile is partnering with Habitat for Humanity on “Giving Tuesday” Nov. 27, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for a day of giving back. Mellow Mushroom will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to Habitat for Humanity SW Alabama. Be sure to tell them when ordering that you are there for Habitat.

“Trees for Hope”
Second annual event at Dauphin Way Baptist Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. Bid on wonderfully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths and support families in the care of Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries. Find us on Facebook @treesforhope.

Hargrove Foundation Gala
The Hargrove Foundation will host its fourth gala Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Renaissance Battle House Hotel in downtown Mobile. Keynote address will be given by Frank Abagnale, a leading authorities on anti-fraud and security practices. The event will raise funds to support the Hargrove Adaptive Toy (HAT) Project, an initiative focusing on retrofitting toy vehicles according to the specific needs of mobility-challenged children. Visit hargovefoundation.org for more information.


ARTS

Cirque Dreams “Holidaze”
Mobile Civic Center Theater, Friday, Nov. 23. Shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at Mobile Civic Center Box Office, 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.

Bread and Puppet Theater
“Grasshopper Rebellion Circus” will be performed Sunday, Nov. 25, 6-7 p.m. at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center (301 Conti St.). Join us for a raucous and colorful, funny and poignant show featuring papier-maché puppets driven by a hot brass band. Please note this performance deals with controversial material. Visit breadandpuppet.org for more information.

“85 South”
Improvs and freestyles by some of the fastest-rising comedic talent in the South. Sunday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m. at Saenger Theatre. For tickets visit mobilesaenger.com.


MUSEUMS

“Our Beloved Women”
The Marx Library at the University of South Alabama will host “Our Beloved Women: Matriarchs of the Poarch Creek” through December.

“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.

“Mystery of the Mayan Medallion”
Secrets of an ancient world await at the History Museum of Mobile, through Dec. 30. Visit historymuseumofmobile.com.

“Everest” at Exploreum
Celebrate the Exploreum’s 20th anniversary with “Everest.” An international team of climbers ascends Mount Everest in spring 1996. The film depicts the lengthy preparations for the climb, the trek to the summit and the successful return to base camp. Visit exploreum.com.

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 are necessary. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive. Call 251-208-5200.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Turkey Trot for Hope
Hosted by Camp Rap-A-Hope Thursday, Nov. 22, 8-10 a.m. in Spanish Plaza, 401 Government St. Tickets available at raceroster.com.

“Free” yoga all day
Sterling Hot Yoga will offer free yoga classes all day Black Friday, Nov. 23. Find us on Facebook @SterlingHotYogaWellness for a schedule of classes.

2018 Run the Beach
Last run of the series on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Orange Beach Sportsplex (4385 William Silvers Parkway). Packet pickup is Friday, Nov. 23, at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. To register visit Team-Magic.com/Events/122.

Adult skate night
Sunday, Nov. 25, 8-10:30 p.m. at Dreamland Skate Center (5672 Three Notch Road) with DJ Beaux, $5. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday each month.


WORKSHOPS

Medicare open enrollment seminars
The Mobile Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Area Agency on Aging/SHIP to offer a free seminar Friday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to noon, at Stott Park Community Center (2150 Demetropolis Road) to better understand Medicare choices.


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.