Discover Mobile Photographic Scavenger Hunt
Embrace your inner Sherlock Holmes and become a “Photographic Scavenger Hunter” on Friday, Sept. 7, at Mid-Towne Works when the AIDS Alabama South team hosts a huge scavenger hunt and gala to support vital programs and services that benefit women, children and men in their battles with HIV/AIDS in Southwest Alabama. First of a three part series of events. Visit aidsalabamasouth.org.


GENERAL INTEREST

Mobile Harbor public meeting
Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District will host an open house public meeting regarding the proposed Mobile Harbor project Thursday, Sept. 6, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water St. in downtown Mobile. For more information on the project, visit www.sam.usace.army.mil/.

Rise for Climate Mobile Bay
Join The People’s Climate Movement in Bienville Square Saturday, Sept. 8, 2-5 p.m. Speakers will address special topics related to climate change: sea level rise; tropical diseases; climate justice; threat of coal ash; and waterfront properties and insurance rates. Exhibitors will feature their organizations and support for common-sense climate change solutions in the Mobile Bay coastal community. Visit riseforclimatemobilebay.org.

Loxley library open house
The newly renovated Loxley Public Library will host an open house on Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can sign up for a library card at no cost, tour the new library and see books, audiobooks and movies available for check out. Free and open to the public. Call 251-970-4010.

“Making Alabama”
A display of 200 years of Alabama history will be presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation Sept. 8-29 at the Toulminville Branch of the Mobile Public Library. Visit MakingAlabama.org.

“Sweet Home Alabama — A Little Black Girl’s Perspective”
Join us at the Toulminville Branch of the public library Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. as Monie Broadus shares perspectives of growing up in Mobile during the 1960s through 1990s. Call 251-208-7097.

Delta adventure cruise
This two-hour excursion on Saturday, Sept. 8, departing 9:30 a.m., showcases the incredible beauty and natural diversity of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for kids ages 6-12. For reservations, call 251-626-0798 or visit blakeleypark.com/Events.

“Amazing Alabama Travel Journal”
Join author and illustrator Laura Murray on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. at the West Regional Branch of the public library for tips and techniques for creating special journals for ages 7 and up. Supplies will be provided, registration is encouraged. Call 251-340-8571.

Hammer it Home, Mobile
This event, aimed at getting more of Mobile’s young professionals actively involved in the local community, will be held Sept. 8 at Cedar Street Social Club, 6-10 p.m. Tickets cost $30 each and include food, beer, wine and live music. Tickets can be purchased at getfullcircle.com/hammerithome/.

Indoor Market at Central
Every Saturday morning during September from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., an indoor market will be held at Central Presbyterian Church (corner of Dauphin and Ann streets). Come shop indoors in air conditioning and #supportlocal artisans, bakers and craftsmen. Email eventsatcentral@gmail.com.

The Market at the Pillars
An afternoon of shopping with local farmers, makers, bakers, crafters and artists on Sunday, Sept. 9, at noon. Live music and more than 50 local vendors. Local eats and specialty drinks. Pet friendly and kid approved. Visit wwwthepillarsofmobile.com.

Sept. 11 Memorial Event
A ceremony in remembrance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. at the USA Moulton Tower. Hosted by the National Alumni Association, the Jaguar Military Veterans Alumni Society, the Office of Veteran Affairs, the Student Government Association and the Air Force and Army ROTC units. Find us on Facebook @usasga.

Roxane Gay reading, book signing
Free reading by Roxane Gay, author of “Bad Feminist” and “Hunger,” Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the University of South Alabama Student Center, 350 Campus Drive in Mobile. For more information, contact Dr. Charlotte Pence, director of the Stokes Center for Creative Writing, at cpence@southalabama.edu.

State Pilotage Commission
The Alabama State Pilotage Commission will hold a public meeting at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at 201 N. Jackson St., Mobile. Call 251-471-1393.


FUNDRAISERS

Discover Mobile Photographic Scavenger Hunt
Embrace your inner Sherlock Holmes and become a “Photographic Scavenger Hunter” on Friday, Sept. 7, at Mid-Towne Works when the AIDS Alabama South team hosts a huge scavenger hunt and gala to support vital programs and services that benefit women, children and men in their battles with HIV/AIDS in Southwest Alabama. First of a three part series of events. Visit aidsalabamasouth.org.

Golf Classic in Fairhope
The Baldwin County Education Coalition’s sixth annual Golf Classic tees off Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Rock Creek Golf Club in Fairhope. Presented by Baldwin County Sewer Service, the tournament is the coalition’s sole fundraiser. This year’s tournament festivities include a complimentary lunch, dinner and beverages. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.   


ARTS

Auditions for “5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche”
Come one, come all to Company 11’s auditions on Tuesday, Sept. 4, and Wednesday, Sept 5, 6-8 p.m. for “5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche.” New location is 1260 Dauphin St. (Bellingrath Hall at Central Presbyterian). Download the audition packet at company11.org/auditions.

“The Faces of India”
University of South Alabama Libraries announce the opening of a new exhibit, “The Faces of India” by Jelena Kryschun, in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Marx Library. Through Sept. 30. Contact Paula Webb, 251-461-1993.

Garden sketch club
Visit Mobile Botanical Gardens every Friday10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for a relaxing time sketching in the gardens. All levels of experience welcome. General admission is $5 for nonmembers.


MUSEUMS

“National Parks Adventure”
 at Exploreum
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.

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

WWE Live
WWE Live returns to the Mobile Civic Center Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Featuring superstars of Monday Night Raw. Tickets and VIP Experience packages can be purchased online at bit.ly/wwelivemob or by phone at 800-745-3000. Purchase tickets in person at the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (401 Civic Center Drive; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 251-208-7906) or the Saenger Theatre Box Office (6 S. Joachim St.; Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 251-208-5600).

MRD fall classes
Mobile Recreation Department is starting fall classes the week of Sept. 10. Activities include: Pound, a new exercise class fusing cardio interval training and drumming; Lessons in Guitar, Piano & Strings; Candlelit Yoga, Piyo Tone; and Small Group Personal Fitness Training. And don’t forget the Table Club. Call 251-208-1662.

Run-ish at FIVE
Run-ish, walk-ish, bike-ish, drink-ish. Choose your -ish and join us every Wednesday evening at 6-ish at FIVE, 609 Dauphin St. in Mobile, followed by drink and food specials. Call 251-308-3105 for more information. 

Keep your brain sharp
The Mobile Bridge Center (1510 S. University Blvd.) will offer free bridge lessons weekly, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Contact mobilebridgeclub@comcast.net or Mickey Groggel at 251-377-0322.

Bingo at Via!
Every Tuesday and Thursday1:30-3:30 p.m., at Via! Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St., 251-478-3311. Open to the public.


WORKSHOPS

Marriages end, families don’t
Lifelines Counseling Services will host “Helping Children Cope with Divorce,” an educational program that focuses on how effective parenting can lessen the negative impact of divorce and parental separation on children. Saturday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m. to noon, at 705 Oak Circle Drive East. Sign up online at lifelinesmobile.org.

Lunch and learn
Monday, Sept. 10, Realtalk Lunch & Learn topic will be “Community Engagement with Dr. Raoul Richardson, Baheth R&D Laboratories” at Goodwill Easter Seals, 2440 Gordon Smith Drive. Contact realtalkmwal@gmail.com or 251-404-3924.

“Car Buying 101”
Lifelines Counseling Services will host “Car Buying 101,” an educational program that teaches the tools of the trade when it comes to dealer offers and financing. Monday, Sept. 10, 6-7 p.m. at 705 Oak Circle Drive East. Sign up online at lifelinesmobile.org.

Couples & Money
Lifelines Counseling Services will host a free workshop, “Couples & Money),” on Monday, Sept. 10, 6-7 p.m. at 705 Oak Circle Drive East. Learn about savings programs such as IRAs and 401(k)s, etc., the different kinds of investments and risks involved, and common strategies used. Information on life insurance is also included. Sign up online at lifelinesmobile.org.


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., Robertsdalewww.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.