February 12

Love Your Heart Health Fair
In observance of Heart Month, heart care specialists will offer free information, blood pressure checks, free cholesterol screenings (from 7:30 – 10 a.m. only, also must fast after midnight for the cholesterol screening), body fat assessments, and a tour of Springhill Athletic Club. Springhill Medical Center is located at 3715 Dauphin St. For more information call 251-460-5447.

Government Street Forum
Join the Government Street Presbyterian Church for lunch and a speaker every Thursday through March 26. The speaker will be Casi Callaway, executive director, Mobile Baykeeper. The lunch and forum is held in the church’s Fellowship Hall at the Jackson Street entrance on Government and Jackson streets. Lunch is served at noon and costs $10, which includes tea, coffee and dessert. There is no charge to attend the forum. For information, call the church office at 251-432-1749.

Thursdays at the Museum
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, offers free admission to all visitors. Join MMOA each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. No reservations are necessary.


February 13

Luncheon with novelist Jonathan Odell
Page and Palette will host Southern writer Jonathan Odell, author of the critically acclaimed historical novel “The Healing,” for a Read It & Eat luncheon on Feb. 13th. Odell will talk about his new book “Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League” at a free event at Page and Palette beginning at 12 p.m. This event is open to the public and lunch will be available for $10 by contacting the bookstore in advance. For more information, contact Page and Palette at 251.928.5295 or www.pageandpalette.com.

Friday Farm Day
Seasons in the Sun is hosting Friday Farm Days, they will offer a variety of fresh locally grown products, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will also have an Introduction to Gardening class from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. This class is $25 per person, and you will receive a discount on lunch if you choose to stay for lunch. Seasons In the Sun is located at 13006 Jenkins Pit Rd. Spanish Fort. For more information call 251-423-4381.

Ark of India
“Ark of India: An Alabama Artist Explores Southern Asia” is an exhibit about personal discovery and exploration. It is an account of late 19th and early 20th century India as seen by Alabama artist Roderick D. MacKenzie, using his paintings, drawings, sculptures and most importantly, photographs and writings. The exhibition is organized by the History Museum of Mobile at 111 S. Royal St. and is on view until Sept. 1, 2015. Admission is free.


February 14

Mingle & Make Workshop
This Valentine’s Day workshop will be a little different from our last, offering two different sessions for two different groups. The first session will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is open for couples. Each couple will pay $70 to receive 8 tickets. They then use those tickets to choose from 7 different crafts! The single person class starts at 6 p.m. and will last till 9 p.m. so that afterwards you can head out on the town to enjoy some drinks. Each individual will pay $40 to receive 5 tickets. They will then use those tickets to choose from the 7 crafts. This will be a great way for singles to meet other individuals in the neighborhood! Everyone is also invited to enjoy our Valentine’s day FREE photo booth and cupcakes. Paint the Town is located at 412 Dauphin St. For more information visit 251-408-9590.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party Teen Time
Before you head out to the Mardi Gras parades, join us for games, prizes and snacks. Kick back with an oldie but goodie film, “10 Things I Hate about You.” The film runs 98 minutes and is rated PG-13. For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 251-208-7086.

Rabies Clinic
The Mobile County Health Department provides low cost rabies shots for cats, dogs and ferrets during weekend clinics. Here’s a list of the rabies clinics planned for Saturdays during February. This weekend’s rabies clinic is at Pet Supplies Plus, 803 Hillcrest Rd. 1:30 p.m. -4 p.m. The cost of the rabies vaccine is $8. For more information call 251-690-8823.


February 15

Joe Cain Classic
The fun will begin at 8 a.m. in downtown Mobile. The Joe Cain Classic is much more than a 5k run, it’s a great family event featuring a one-mile walk/run and a quarter mile “Moon Pie” dash for kids of all ages. Stick around after the race for a Mardi Gras block party, refreshments, music and a visit from Joe Cain’s widows. Most importantly, the race is an opportunity to provide financial assistance to the challenged athletic program. Visit bayarearunner.com for more information.

Open Studio
Come enjoy complimentary mimosas as artists work at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St. There will also be works by more than 60 area artists on display. For more information call 251-694-0278.


February 16

Master Gardener Lunch and Learn
Nita Crandall of the Gulf Coast Herb Society will discuss delightful Tuscan herbs. Bring a friend and a lunch. Drinks are provided. The lunch will be held at the Jon Archer Center, 1070 Schillinger Road, N., and will start at noon.

Ballroom Dance
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society hosts dance classes with professional instructors at 7 p.m., followed by dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10. There will be a cash bar and no need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome. Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31, Spanish Fort. For more information, email Cassie Fishbein at Cassief13@aol.com.

Teen Tech Tutor Program
The Baldwin County Library Cooperative (BCLC) recently implemented a Teen Tech Tutor program at the Robertsdale Library, 18301 Pennsylvania St., Robertsdale. This program is designed to match high school age students with strong technological skills with adults and seniors who are unfamiliar with basic laptop computer technology. The program is available Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free of charge. An appointment is required and can be made by calling the library at 251-970-4010.


February 17

Champion Express Clydesdales
After many years of requesting to have the world famous Express Clydesdales come down and be a part of Mardi Gras, we finally booked them for this year! They are going to be in the Infant Mystics Parade Feb 16th at 7:00 p.m. and then on Feb 17th we are having a meet and greet with the Clydesdales at Alabama Orthopedic Clinic from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., people can get their pictures taken with the horses and take wagon rides and purchase Clydesdale memorabilia. All donations and proceeds go to Children’s Miracle Network. Alabama Orthopedic Clinic is located at 3610 Springhill Memorial Drive N. For more information call 251-476-8210.

Tea for Two
The Fairhope Museum of History will host “Tea for Two” at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Donnie Barrett, Museum Director, will give the history of Mardi Gras as well as information about Mobile’s exhibit “The Art & Design of Mardi Gras.” Each Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., the Museum hosts a ‘tea’ where guests enjoy a cup of delicious Baldwin County tea, cookies and a lecture on an interesting aspect of Fairhope history. These very popular afternoon events are sponsored by the Friends of the Museum group. For more information on the upcoming “Tea for Two” programs, call the Fairhope Museum of History at 929-1471.


February 18

Church Revival
Join West Side United Methodist Church and Rev. Robert Neil McDavid on Ash Wednesday for a Church Revival. Guest Singer groups will include The Douglas Family and Four Old Hearts. The revival will start at 6 p.m. with refreshments. West Side United Methodist Church is located at 269 Mohawk St. For more information call 251-478-3721.

Bend & Brew
Join Fairhope Brewing every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. for Hoppy Yoga. The taproom is transformed into a yoga studio with Soul Shine Yoga leading the session. It’s only $5 to participate in the class and then you can stick around for beer specials as well as light snacks provided by Pretty Mean Sweets. Fairhope Brewing is located at 914 Nichols Ave., Fairhope.

Tour Space 301
Tours of the Main Gallery and Fabrication Hall are every Wednesday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Centre for the Living Arts/Space 301, 301 Conti St. Tours included with the price of admission. Call 251-208-5671 or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com for more information.