Big Band Society Valentine Dinner
Wednesday, February 12, 6:30-10 p.m. at Mobile Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner, dancing and the swing of Mobile Big Band Society. Enjoy a catered dinner including beverages , a spacious dance floor, reserved seating and tables for all your friends. For more information call: 251-432-8863 or 251-604-838or 615-400-7345.
Wednesday, February 12, 7-9:30 p.m. at Dreamland Skate Center (5672 Three Notch Road). Hosted by Azalea Ballroom Dance Club, there will be dance lessons from 6 to 7. The dance will be foxtrot and it’s $10 per person. Free to members and $10 to nonmembers. Music will be provided by Southwind. You may bring your beverage of choice and a snack.
“Talk to a Pharmacist” week
February 12 – 18, By the Bay Pharmacy (28720 US 98, Daphne), 8:30 a.m.-5:30p.m. Stop by and talk to a Pharmacists Dr Sarah Siefert or Dr Christina Bond. For more information call 251-206-8999.
Fairhope lecture series
Thursday, February 13, 6-7 p.m. Fairhope Public Library. Please join speaker Patrick Waldrop prevention “A History of the Longleaf Pine and Fire in Baldwin County and the Gulf Coast. For more information visit www.fairhopeal.gov.
Valentine’s Day murder mystery cruise
Thursday, February 13, 6:30 p.m. Perdido Queen Cruises. Give your sweetheart a night full of, love, laughs, and memories with Dinner catered by Dauphins, live entertainment, cruising and a full cash bar. Reservations are available at perdidoqueen.com or 251-948-6611.
Kid’s Fun Night-Out
Friday, February 14, 6:30 – 10 p.m. Hearin-Chandler Family YMCA. Kids will swim, play indoor games, make crafts and watch a movie. Dinner will be served. 6 Months – 12 years old. Cost: $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional. For more information call (251) 344-4856.
Rocky Horror Valentine’s Show
Friday, February 14, 11pm at the Crescent Theater. Love is in the with this Valentine’s Day themed show features the classic movie, an original live show and an entire night of audience participation. For more information visit www.crescenttheater.com
Valentines Day Party and Hip Hop Show
Friday, February 14, 6 p.m. – midnight Hoodrat Skate Co. (18080 County Road 12, Foley). Artists performing Oni Mask, Neighborsthroughthewall, Teejae Harrison.
Valentine’s Day One Day Hiring Event
Friday, February 14, 9 a.m.-5p.m., Marcos Pizza (10240 E. Shore Blvd, Spanish Fort, next to Stix Restaurant). Hiring GM, insiders and drivers. Bring Drivers License and SS Card. Call 251-355-1212 for details.
Alabama’s Author’s Day
Saturday, February 15, 9 a.m. Historic Blakeley Park. This special celebration showcases the work of accomplished writers throughout the state, with an emphasis on Gulf Coast authors and those who explore topics associated with regional history and natural heritage. Includes a special cruise to Bayou Canot the scene of two of the most dramatic tragedies in regional history: the derailment of Amtrak’s “Sunset Limited” in 1993 and the last documented importation of African slaves into the United States in 1860 aboard the Clotilda. For more information visit www.blakeleypark.com/events.
“A Decent Proposal”
Saturday, February 15, 6:30 p.m. Valentine’s Dinner Theatre presented by The Detectives Mystery Dinner Theatre. For more information and to purchase tickets visit To purchase tickets visit www.grandhotelpointclearal.eventbrite.com.
Jazz brunch cruise
Sunday, February 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Perdido Queen Cruises. Live jazz music by The Dauphin Street Stompers. For more information visit perdidoqueen.com.
Breast Health Happy Hour
Tuesday, February 18, 5-7 p.m. at By the Bay Pharmacy (28720 US 98 in Daphne). Join us for a fun ladies-only evening where we’ll talk about everything breast health – mammograms, ultrasound, thermography, and ways to keep your breasts healthy and in tip top shape. We’ll also discuss bras, sort out your bra drama, and introduce you to a new wire-free bra replacement that is disrupting the ladies undergarment industry. For more information call 251-206-8999.
Cart Blackwell presentation
Wednesday, February 19, the museum will welcome Curator of the Mobile Carnival Museum, Mr. Cart Blackwell, to present “Broken Columns, Pointed Arches, and Bawdy Bordellos: The Architecture of Carnival.” Both lectures will be at noon in the Hearin-Chandler Auditorium located in the History Museum at 111 S. Royal St. Guests are encouraged to bring their lunches and enjoy a presentation about a cultural or historical topic. For more information on Learning Lunch, contact Jennifer Theeck, Curator of Education, at (251) 301-0270 or by email at email@example.com.
Winter Wednesdays at Bellingrath
Wednesday, February 19, 10:30 a.m. The author and historian, John Sledge, will discuss his new book, “The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History,” a narrative of the earth’s tenth-largest body of water that includes the people, ships, and cities that have shaped the Gulf’s human history. Admission is $14 for adults, $8 for ages 5-12 and free to Bellingrath members and to ages 4 and younger. To register, call 251-459-8868.
Saturday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. Known for its fire-breathing Dragons, incredible floats, and battling marching bands, the Mystics of Time will be adding an interesting twist to this year’s Mardi Gras parade. They will be running it backwards. For more information contact President Thad Hendrix (251)408-2617.
Mobile Bay Green Drinks
Hosted by Alabama Coastal Foundation’s local chapter of an international organization. Informal meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5-7pm at District Hall (Fairhope) and the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Alchemy Tavern (Mobile) to discuss, promote and network about local and global environmental issues. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/MobileBayGreenDrinks.
Alcoholic Anonymous meeting daily at 6pm at Common Ground (8162 Well Road, Daphne). Free and open to newcomers.
Compassionate Friends of Mobile
Every second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. in Room 207 of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, corner of Dauphin and Catherine streets (Mobile). CFM is a support group for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Call 251-721-2209 or visit compassionatefriendsmobile.org.
Lupus Support Group Meeting
Every third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m., Providence Hospital in Moorer Conference Room #1. Sponsored by Hats & Heels Inc. Visit hatsandhealsinc.org.
Heart & Soul Book Club Meeting
Every fourth Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m., Mobile West Regional Library. Contact Cassandra at email@example.com.
Many more miles
For the 17th consecutive year, Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C. will once again host this important community project. Those interested in participating are encouraged to clean up those gently used athletic shoes and tie them together in pairs before dropping them off at any of the following locations: Baldwin Bone and Joint (1505 Daphne Avenue, Daphne), Dr. Glenn Glass’ Office (1303 Main Street, Daphne), The University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center, PE Coaches with Participating Schools in Mobile & Baldwin Counties, Final Drop-off Opportunity: 2020 Azalea Trail Run Expo (Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, Mobile Civic Center). For more information, call 251.621.5387 or visit baldwinboneandjoint.com.
Recovery Art & Poetry
Friday, February 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lupercalia Art Gallery (358 Dauphin Street) Celebrate Art & Recovery from addiction. Winners announced at 7pm. Live Music by Bayou Rhythm. Great Gatsby & Roaring 20’s Party. Call 251-709-6362 for details.
“The Miracle Worker”
Presented by the The Playhouse in the Park on February 15th, 16th, 21st and 22nd at the Playhouse. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for students, children and seniors. To purchase tickets please go to: PlayhouseinthePark.org/box-office
“In Celebration: Mobile’s Excelsior Band” exhibit
Now through February 2020 at McCall Library/University of South Alabama. Founded in 1883 to celebrate the birth of founder John A. Pope’s son, the band continues its carnival tradition by leading parades and performing Dixieland and Jazz standards as a ten-piece marching brass band. The exhibit offers insight into the perspectives of the people behind the instruments in their own words. For more information visit https://www.southalabama.edu › mccallarchives.
Ancient Rome: The Empire that shaped the world
Now through April 5 at History Museum of Mobile. The most incredible and useful machines and technology from ancient Roman designs have been brought to life for the first time in two thousand years! The exhibition covers the Roman Empire’s most impressive and innovative machines and constructions, including the catapult, early clocks and the secrets behind the incredible Colosseum. For more information visit historymuseumofmobile.com.
Dinosaurs at Exploreum
Now through May 10. Dinosaurs Around the World takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life! For more information visit www.exploreum.com/exhibits/special
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 necessary. 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile. Call 251-208-5200.
Pop culture trivia
Thursday, February 13, 2 p.m. at Island Wing Company (Malbis).
Sea Turtle Half Marathon & Sweetheart 5K
Saturday, February 15, 7:30 a.m. at The Hangout. The 1-mile Fun Run will start at 8:30 AM and the Sweetheart 5K will follow at 9:00 AM. Post race after-party following at The Hangout. Every year, 100% of the race proceeds support charitable causes such as Camp Rap-A-Hope, Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast, Share the Beach, Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network, and Miracle League of Coastal Alabama. For more information visit https://www.gulfshores.com/sports/run-the-beach/
Second Wednesday of the month, starting January 2020, a social gathering where people living with dementia and their care partners can participate in expressive arts and enjoy social interaction in a safe and supportive environment. Meeting at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center at 301 Conti Street, Mobile, aL 36602. Call Dementia Friendly Mobile @251-209-1555.
First and 3rd Mondays at Hot Wheels Skating Rink (616 Whispering Pines Rd. Daphne). Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society. Casual/dressy casual, byob and snacks. Doors open at 6:45, live music 7-9 p.m. For more information find us on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/Moonlight-Chass%C3%A9-Ballroom-Dance-Society-Hot-Wheels-Skating-Rink-146949183768/
Bingo at Via
Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Join us for lunch at Via Cafe $7 each. Bingo $4 per packet. Via Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. (Mobile), 251-470-5222. Open to public.
Historical fiction writing class
Thursday, February 13, 3:30 pm & 5:00 pm, University of South Alabama Faculty Club. Join Patti Callahan, New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis, as she leads participants in a free, one-hour class on writing historical fiction at 3:30 pm. Coffee with refreshments will follow. Callahan will then read from her work at 5 pm as part of the Southern Writers’ Workshop, a new feature to our Stokes Center Series in 2020. These back-to-back events will be held in the USA Faculty Club. For more information visit https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/mitchellcenter/facultyclub/.
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.
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