GENERAL INTEREST

Festival of Flowers
The largest outdoor flower show in the Southeast. March 23-26 at Providence Hospital campus, 6801 Airport Blvd. Visit festivalofflowers.com.

Annual rummage sale
The Junior League of Mobile hosts its annual rummage sale March 23-26 at 266 Azalea Road in Mobile. For tickets to presales and more information, visit juniorleaguemobile.org.

2017 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show
March 23-26 at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Visit wharfboatshow.com for tickets and details.

Negotiated Affections
“Negotiated Affections: The Women of Mobile’s Historic Red-Light District” will be presented by Raven Christopher, archivist at the Alabama Department of History and Archives. Thursday, March 23, 5:30 p.m. at 300 Oakleigh Place, Mobile. Visit historicmobile.org.

Buds & Brews
Thursday, March 23, 7-11 p.m. at Providence Hospital. Benefiting the Providence Foundation. Tickets online at FestivalofFlowers.com or call 251.639.2050.

Clothes swap
Thursday, March 23, from 6-8 p.m. join GFWC Women’s Club of Saraland for a ladies’ clothing swap and rummage presale. Cost is non-perishable food items. 216 Highway 43 N., Saraland. Call 251-679-0191.

St. Mary Parish anniversary
St. Mary Catholic Church in midtown Mobile will celebrate its 150th anniversary March 25-26. For more information call 251-432-8678 or email [email protected].

Holi Color Festival
This Indian festival of color will be Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at USA Student Center, 350 Campus Drive. Free. Details at facebook.com/ISAUniversityofSouthAlabama.

Bottle show
The Mobile Bottle Collectors Club’s 44th annual Show & Sale, will be Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Daphne Civic Center, 2603 U.S. Hwy 98. Call 251-957-6725 or email [email protected]

Library book sale
Friends of the Library host their annual book sale Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 26, 1-6 p.m. Abba Shrine Center, Hitt Road and Schillinger. Call 251-208-7902.

Express Employment Clydesdales
The Express Employment Clydesdales will be coming to the Mobile Civic Center on Tuesday, March 28, at 4 p.m. Free; donations to the Children’s Miracle Network accepted. Call 251-476-8210 and select number 1.

Public art policy community meeting
The Mobile Arts Council will discuss a preliminary strategic plan and solicit community feedback. Wednesday, March 25, 10 a.m. Call 251-432-9796.

Legacy Leadership
The Area Agency on Aging and the University of South Alabama will present a free Legacy Leadership Institute for older adults. March 27-31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the USA Faculty Club. Call 251-867-0256.

Free salon services
Remington College Cosmetology Program will provide prom-bound students free haircuts, updos, manicures, pedicures and makeup. 4368 Downtowner Loop S., Friday, March 24; Friday, March 31, and Friday, April 7. Call 251-342-4848.

Distinguished Lecture Series
University of South Alabama Gulf Shores campus, 19470 Oak Road W. Thursday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. To register, 251-460-7200 or www.usacontinuinged.com.

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. Call 251-861-2141.

Midtown Optimist Club
Join Midtown Optimist Club every Wednesday at noon for lunch at Azalea City Golf Course. Call 251-348-3542.

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. Visit www.toastmasters.org for more information.


FUNDRAISERS

“Cardinals in the Courtyard”
To celebrate its first year and honor its founder, St. Michael Catholic High School will host its inaugural “Cardinals in the Courtyard” on Saturday, March 25, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Visit www.stmichaelchs.eventbrite.com.

Mobile SPCA Rummage Sale
The Mobile SPCA will hold its Giant Rummage Sale Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25. Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 620 Zeigler Circle West. Call 251-633-3531,


ARTS

Spanish Moss Miniature Art Show
This 7th annual miniature art show runs until April 1. Southern Art and Framing, 4693 Airport Blvd. Magnifying glasses are available. Email [email protected].

“Sordid Lives”
The show runs three weekends, March 24 through April 9, at Mobile Theatre Guild, 14 N. Lafayette St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Visit mobiletheatreguild.org or call 251-433-7513.

“Much Ado About Nothing”
Joe Jefferson Players present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” on March 24, 25, 31 and April 1 at 8 p.m. and March 26 and April 2 at 2 p.m. JJP is located at 11 S. Carlen St. Call 251-471-1534.

Lenten music
Christ Church Cathedral will host its “Meditation and Music in the Church” luncheon Wednesday, March 29, at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapter House, 115 S. Conception St. Bella Voce Women’s Chorus will present the Lenten concert.


MUSEUMS

Colonial Day at the Fort
See what life was like in Colonial Mobile! Friday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fort Conde. Admission is free. Call 251-301-0270.

Windows of the Sea
Dauphin Island Sea Lab announces the permanent exhibit “Windows to the Sea,” to the Estuarium. Visit disl.org

“Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure”
A new, highly interactive exhibit at GulfQuest features more than 500 authentic artifacts recovered from deep-ocean shipwrecks. Visit www.gulfquest.org.

“Christenberry: In Alabama”
On the occasion of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration, this exhibit honors artist William Christenberry’s exploration of themes related to his native state. Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. Adults $12, seniors $10, active military and students $8, children under 6 free. Through June 4. Call 251-208-5200.

“Faces of Africa”
The History Museum of Mobile’s exhibit “Faces of Africa: A Mystical View of Tribal Heritage” runs through Monday, July 31. Call 251-208-7420.

“Drugs: Costs and Consequences”
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration team up to present a powerful interactive exhibit of the effects of drugs on individuals and society. Through August. Visit exploreum.com.

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

Tea for Two
Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. the Fairhope Museum of History hosts a tea with a lecture on Fairhope history. March 28 speaker will be Fred Bostrom. Call 251-929-1471.

Little Discoveries
“Outside the Box,” aimed at children 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 [email protected].

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.


SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Azalea Trail Run
Saturday, March 25, 8 a.m. 10K, 5K and 2K races. Register online at events.com.

Hometown NFL Huddle
United Way’s 2nd annual Hometown NFL Huddle charity golf tournament will be Friday, March 24, at Magnolia Grove. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Visit uwswa.org.

Beginner Tai Chi
Beginner Tai Chi classes are now being offered in Stirling Hall (behind All Saints Episcopal Church, 151 S. Ann St., Mobile) every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. You may join the classes at any time. Email [email protected].

Bridge lessons
The Mobile Bridge Center offers free bridge lessons each Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 1510 University Blvd. Arrive a few minutes early to register. Call the Bridge Center at 251-666-2147, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fitness classes
New fitness classes are in progress at Palmer Pillans Middle School: Tone It Up! Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-6:15 p.m. and Yoga for Fitness & Relaxation, Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. To register or more information, call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Dance classes
New dance classes are in progress at Palmer Pillans Middle School: Belly Dancing for Beginners, Tuesday, 6-7 p.m.; Basic Ballroom, Monday, 6:30-8 p.m.; Beyond Basic Ballroom, Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. To register or for more information, call 251-463-7980 or go to: communityactivities.com.

Holy yoga
Tamara William leads lunchtime holy yoga at The Steeple on St. Francis every Wednesday. Cost is $15. Participants will connect with Christ in mind, body and spirit. Call 251-656-3269.

Ballroom dance
Azalea Ballroom Dance Club hosts dances the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. at Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. Email [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. at Hot Wheels Skating Rink in Daphne. Email [email protected].


WORKSHOPS

Genealogy class
Genealogy for beginners is offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Call 251-463-7980 or visit communityactivitiesprogram.com.