GENERAL INTEREST

Fairhope Farmers Market
The city of Fairhope will host a fall Farmer’s Market from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday evenings through Nov. 10, beside the Library in downtown Fairhope on School Street. For more information call Paige Crawford at 251-929-1466.

Dog Park grand opening
Celebrate the grand opening of Mobile’s Danielle Juzan Dog Park with a BBQ lunch provided by Hagan Fence. Thursday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at Crawford Park, 351 S. Ann St.

Community Resource Fair
Come to Cathedral Square for the 3rd annual Community Resource Fair Friday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Vendors will be on hand to share their information on services they provide to the community including housing, transportation, disaster preparedness and health and wellness support.

Taste of the Eastern Shore
Food and drinks from more than 20 vendors from around Baldwin and Mobile counties and music from The Adam Holt Band. Tickets are $25, benefitting various Daphne High School organizations. Daphne Civic Center, Friday, Sept. 23, 7-10 p.m. For more information call 251-626-5300.

Rockin’ in the Courtyard
The Exploreum is celebrating the grand opening of two new rock ‘n’ roll exhibits with a phenomenal lineup of local and regional bands and food trucks. Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 to $20 depending on age and membership status. 65 Government St., Mobile. For more information call 251-208-6893.

Kids Fishing Day
The Weeks Bay Foundation’s Kids Fishing Day is a free event for children 15 and younger at a stocked catfish pond. Each child may keep three fish. Saturday, Sept. 2, 8 a.m. until noon at 11401 U.S. Highway 98 in Fairhope. For more call 251-990-5004.

Cheap Chic Boutique
Join Our Sisters’ Closet for its annual Cheap Chic Boutique Friday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Dumas Wesley Auditorium, 126 Mobile St., in Midtown.

Estuaries Week
For National Estuaries Week, the Discovery Hall Programs at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab will offer a deeper look at the various pieces of our estuary puzzle. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Estuarium of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an educational treat. For information, reach out to Angela Levins at 251-591-1165 or alevins@disl.org.

Ole South Day
Join First Baptist Church in Irvington Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for a day of celebrating Southern heritage. There will be music, cooking, basket-making and more. Admission is free. First Baptist is located at 9074 Irvington Bayou La Batre Highway. For information call 251-957-2718.

Dill Lecture Series and Women’s Event
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church presents author Rachel Held Evans Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25. All events are open to the community. 1507 Dauphin St. For information visit www.dauphinwayumc.org/dilllectureseries or call 251-471-1511.

Night of Worship
Bridgewater Community Church is bringing the community together to worship at the Spanish Fort Community Center Sunday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. The night will benefit Prodisee Pantry with donations of canned food. For information contact Pastor Ralph at 251-610-6784.

Brown Bag Concert
Join Cat’s Brown Bag Lunch every Wednesday in Bienville Square (Mobile), Thursday in Mayday Park (Daphne) and Friday at Windmill Market (Fairhope) for a concert starting at 11:30 a.m. For information visit radioavalon.com.

Volunteer opportunity
United Way of Southwest Alabama’s 2-1-1 needs volunteers in the call center. Shifts are available weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested in joining, please call Chalisse at 251-431-5100 or email cpeltier@lifelinesmobile.org to schedule an interview.

Midtown Optimist Club
Join Midtown Optimist Club every Tuesday at noon for lunch at Azalea City Golf Course. For reservations and more information, please call 251-348-3542.

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.

Toastmasters
Do you want to learn how to deliver a speech like a pro or gain leadership skills to advance your career? Toastmasters International meets regularly at six locations in Mobile and Baldwin counties. For more information visit www.toastmasters.org.


ARTS

Southern Exposure Film Fellowship
Short films focusing on Alabama’s natural resources and environmental issues will premiere Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at USA Baldwin County Performance Center, 111 St. James Ave. To learn more visit southernexposurefilms.org or follow the Southern Exposure Film Fellowship on Facebook.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie”
Chickasaw Civic Theatre presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Sept. 23-25 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 adults and $12 students and seniors. They may be purchased online at cctshows.com or in person at the box office. Reservations are recommended.

Concert series
The Musical Arts Society presents “Perpetuum Mobile” on Sept. 22 and USA Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble on Sept. 27 at USA’s Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. For information and schedule visit www.southalabama.edu/colleges/music/ or call 251-460-6136. Tickets available at the door.

Mobile Pops concert
The Mobile Pops will perform a free “space and time” concert featuring “Star Wars Medley,” highlights from “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Dr. Who Through Space and Time,” and several more at Mary G. Montgomery auditorium, 4275 Snow Road N., Semmes, Monday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

MTG presents “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
Mobile Theatre Guild presents “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” a musical revue tribute to the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and ‘30s. Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, 8 p.m. Tickets available at mobiletheatreguild.org or call 251-433-7513.

Mobile Mystery Dinners
Mobile Mystery Dinners will perform “Next of Kin” Friday, Sept. 23, 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.

“The Importance of Being Earnest”
Commedia del Arte presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The play will continue Sunday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Loxley Civic Center, 4198 Municipal Park Drive.


MUSEUMS

Museum Day Live!
Smithsonian magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day Live! offers free admission to Battleship Memorial Park. To print your free admission voucher, visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday. Free admission is limited to two people per household and is valid only on Sept. 24.

Tea for Two
Tuesday Sept. 27 at 2 p.m., the Fairhope Museum of History hosts Fairhope writers Ron Meszaros and Phyllis Pittman, who will talk about their first impressions of coming to Fairhope and its influence on their semi-professional writings and publications. For information call 251-929-1471.

“Filming the Camps”
The History Museum of Mobile will offer the exhibit “Filming the Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremberg” through Jan. 16, 2017. It features the stories of three film directors — John Ford, Samuel Fuller and George Stevens — as they documented Nazi atrocities during World War II. For information visit museumofmobile.com.

Mobile Medical Museum exhibit
Mobile Medical Museum presents “Healing Women: Medical History from a Female Perspective” at the Mary Elizabeth and Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art, Marx Library, University of South Alabama with a lecture series beginning Sept. 29. For information call 251-415-1109 or visit mobilemedicalmuseum.org.

“Treasures of NOAA’s Ark”
GulfQuest visitors can discover how NOAA charts seas, protects and conserves the nation’s marine resources, and detects potential hurricanes and tsunamis. The exhibit also highlights pioneers who made significant contributions to our understanding of shore, sea and sky. For information visit gulfquest.org or call 251-436-8901.

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. For more information call 251- 208-5200.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Kidding Around Yoga
Kidding Around Yoga two-day training is Sept. 24 and 25. Additionally, a free family yoga class will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Crew Fitness. No yoga experience is required. Call 504-909-8881 for more information.

5th annual Delta Dash
Experience the Mobile-Tensaw Delta like never before with a 5K obstacle course designed to challenge both your body and will. Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 a.m., 8900 Bryant Landing Road, Stockton. For more information visit deltadash.org.

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.

Holy yoga
Tamara William will be leading a lunchtime holy yoga at the Steeple on St. Francis every Wednesday. The cost is $15. Participants will be invigorated as they connect with Christ in mind, body and spirit. For more information call 251-656-3269.

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

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. For information 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 Highway 31 in Spanish Fort. For information email cassief13@aol.com.

Airbus 5K on the Runway
The Mobile Airport Authority Foundation proudly presents the 3rd annual 5K on the Runway, Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at Brookley Aeroplex. There are also kids activities, a fun run and post party beginning at 4 p.m. For more information or to register visit www.brookley5k.com.


WORKSHOPS

History workshop
The Mémorial de la Shoah is organizing a free one-day workshop for teachers and educators: “Films and Archives of WWII and the Holocaust,” at the History Museum of Mobile, Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For information visit www.memorialdelashoah.org.

Quickbooks Basic Workshop
Learn how to be more efficient and simplify your bookkeeping using Quickbooks at MAWS workshop Thursday, Sept. 22, at 8:30 a.m. The workshop is free; to register call 251-694-3194. MAWS is located at 4725 Moffett Road.


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.