GENERAL INTEREST

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Join Mobile Memorial Gardens in the Garden of Heroes Friday, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m. to pay tribute to all first responders. Mobile Memorial Gardens is located at 6100 Three Notch Road.

Doggie Happy Hour
On Friday, Sept. 9, the Renaissance Riverview Hotel is offering a doggie happy hour in the courtyard, 6-9 p.m. There will be art, crafts, music, food, beverage, a guest speaker, raffles and more.

DOO DA Parade
We are inviting you to the DOO DA Parade during the Sept. 9 LODA ArtWalk in downtown Mobile. Line up is at 5 p.m. Dress your pet, kids, grandma, you or your friends in costumes that represent the green of Ireland or a Celtic theme. This will be a marching parade, to bagpipes, from Warren Street to Cathedral Square. Register at Eventbrite.com.

The Compassion Experience
This free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries such as the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. The event will held at First Baptist Tillman’s Corner, 5660 Three Notch Road, Friday, Sept. 9, from noon until 7:40 p.m., and Saturday through Monday 11 a.m. to 6:40 p.m.

Odyssey USA
The University of South Alabama’s Odyssey USA is a program for adults interested in continued learning. There will be a “Discover Odyssey” presentation on Sept. 9 at the West Regional Library at 2 p.m. This program will give potential members a way to see first-hand what Odyssey is all about. For more information please contact USA at [email protected] or call 251-460-7200 and speak with Alma Platt.

Ferrari-Carano wine pairing
Join The Trellis Room and Ferrari-Carano for an evening of perfectly paired wine and dishes created by our culinary team on Saturday, Sept. 10. Come wine and dine with us! Hors d’oeuvres will be included. Reception at 5:30 p.m., plated dinner at 6 p.m. Five courses and five wines will be featured, $72 per person. Reservations are limited, call 251-338-5403.

Community Fun Day
Super-Sweet Meet & Greet!, Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., enjoy an action-packed Community Fun Day! Bring the whole family and get to know Alorica Saraland leadership! Face-painting, games, dunking booth. For more information call Nina at 678-322-5817.

Pet CPR
The St. Francis Guild Animal Ministry group at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer will sponsor a class on pet CPR and emergency measures on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. until noon. There is no fee for this class, but participants must register by Saturday, Sept. 3, to attend. Register by calling the church office, 251-639-1948.

Blood drive
Alpha Phi Alpha/The American Red Cross/The Sickle Cell Comprehensive Clinic of USA are sponsoring a blood drive Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Franklin Primary Health Care, 1303 Martin Luther King Ave. in Mobile.

Back to School Health and Safety Tips
The Daphne Library will host a parent and teen back-to-school workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to attend. The “Build a Healthy Plate” program will be discussed by Elizabeth Phillips, Alabama Extension Agent for Mobile and Baldwin counties. Parents are encouraged to attend. All participants will receive a Back to School Tool Kit. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the library community room. Space is limited. Call 251-621-2818, ext. 211, or email [email protected] to ensure your place in the class.

Retired Registered Nurse luncheon
Wednesday Sept. 14, at 12:30 p.m., the retired Registered Nurses Association will have a luncheon meeting at the Mars Hill Cafe located at the corner of Downtowner and Michael boulevards. All retired RNs are invited and welcome to join us. Annual dues are $5. For further information call 251-661-0923.

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 more information visit radioavalon.com.

Volunteer opportunity
Are you looking for a meaningful way to impact our community? 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 [email protected] to schedule an interview.

School supplies drive
Until Sept. 8, Tillman’s Corner Community Center will be collecting school supplies for kids in need. The community center is located at 5055 Plantation Road. For more information call 251-666-2844.

Midtown Optimist Club
Join Midtown Optimist Club every Tuesday at noon for lunch at Azalea City Golf Course. This week’s speaker is Capt. Dwight Smith, Mobile Fire and Rescue. 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.


FUNDRAISERS

Wish Upon a Crawl
Wish Upon a Crawl is hosted by the Alabama Gulf Coast Junior Council of Make-A-Wish Alabama on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m.. Crawlers will crawl through Wintzell’s Oyster House, O’Daly’s, Moe’s Original BBQ, The Bike Shop and The Garage. Benefits life-threatening medical conditions in South Alabama. For tickets visit alabama.wish.org/crawl.

Golf Classic
The 4th annual Baldwin County Education Coalition golf classic is Thursday, Sept. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Rock Creek Golf Club. The tournament is to raise money to support the Baldwin County School System. For more information, visit baldwincountysewer.com/Community/GolfClassic/.

Live Team Trivia
Daphne Knights of Columbus will be holding a Team Trivia fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 10, in the gym at Christ the King Parish in Daphne. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and include a prime rib dinner. Doors open at 6 p.m., Team Trivia begins at 7 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Henry Tamburin at 251-648-2471.

Food and Folly
Join United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile on Sept. 15 for the 7th annual Food and Folly event at Fort Whiting. Experience a taste of Mardi Gras by enjoying live music, samples of local cuisine, a wine grab, wine tasting and silent auction. Tickets are $35/person or $60/couple. For more information call 251-479-4900.


ARTS

LoDa Artwalk
Downtown is the place to be the second Friday of each month! Join downtown art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods and hear the sounds of the LoDa Artwalk. The Artwalk gets better and better each month. From 6-9 p.m. in the Lower Dauphin Street district.

SBCT presents “Passengers”
“Passengers” is a fresh, idiosyncratic and irreverent comedy written by Sam Bodrick and directed by Jennifer Dawson. Performances will be Sept. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 11 and 18 (Sunday) at 2 p.m. at the South Baldwin Community Theatre in Gulf Shores at 2022 W. 2nd St. Tickets may be purchased at www.sbct.biz or call 251-968-6721.

Live from Avalon
Come to Mobile Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. for a concert in Bernheim Hall (701 Government St.). This week’s concert is by Chris Spies. For tickets and more information, visit livefromavalon.com.

“The Importance of Being Earnest”
Commedia del Arte Presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The play will run Friday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m., 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

Tea for Two
Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m., the Fairhope Museum of History hosts a tea and a lecture on Fairhope history. The Sep. 13 speaker will be Mary Chmielewski. Mary is a Fairhope native and worked as the City Magistrate for several years. She is very entertaining and will tell several interesting stories about growing up in Fairhope. For more information call 251-929-1471.

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. For more information call 251-415-1109 or visit mobilemedicalmuseum.org.

“Treasures of NOAA’s Ark”
Visitors to GulfQuest can discover how NOAA charts seas, protects and conserves the nation’s marine resources, and detects potential hurricanes and tsunamis. This exhibit also highlights past and present pioneers who made significant contributions to our understanding of shore, sea and sky. For more 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

South Alabama vs. Georgia Southern
The University of South Alabama hosts Georgia Southern for their first home game of the season Saturday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m. at Ladd Peebles Stadium, 1621 Virginia St., Mobile. Tickets available at jaguarathleticfund.com.

Tri-It-On
In Gulf Shores on Saturday, Sept. 10, during the Brett/Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon, locals and beach guests are invited to participate in the long-course triathlon or sprint, taking off from The Hangout. The triathlon will feature a 1.5K swim, 40K bike ride and 10K scenic run, while the “Tri-It-On” event consists of a 300-yard swim, 10-mile bike ride and 2-mile run. Pre- and post-race activities for both events will take place at The Hangout. To register, find the event on team-magic.com.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday, Sept. 10, at Henry George Bluff Park in Fairhope. To start or join a team today, visit alz.org/walk. To learn more about the disease and available resources, call 1-800-272-3900.

Hurricane Run 5K and Fun Run/Walk
Sept. 10 at 8:10 a.m. on the east end of Dauphin Island. Preregister online at events.com by 4 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, or in person at McCoy Outdoor, Fleet Feet or Run-N-Tri in Mobile or Running Wild in Fairhope until noon Sept. 8. For more information call Port City Pacers at 251-473-7223 or go to www.pcpacers.org.

Tunnel to Towers 5k
This 5K run and walk commemorates the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and raises money for first responders and catastrophically injured veterans. The route takes participants from the Battleship Alabama, through the Bankhead Tunnel and then through downtown Mobile before ending at Bienville Square. To register visit www.eventbrite.com.

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 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 evening 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., Mobile). For more information email Cindy Youngblood, [email protected], 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 more information email Cassie Fishbein at [email protected].


WORKSHOPS

Consumer Awareness
Bring your questions for a group discussion. Topics will include understanding your credit report, handling mail and phone solicitations and protecting your credit identity. The workshop will be Monday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. at Lifelines Counseling Services, 705 Oak Circle Dr. E. (Mobile). Due to limited space, please call 251-602-0011 to register in advance for the workshop.


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.