Government Street Forum
Join the Government Street Presbyterian Church for lunch and a speaker every Thursday through March 26. The speaker will be Carol Hunter, communications director, Downtown Mobile Alliance. 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.
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.
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.
Mobile Chocolate Festival
Mobile Chocolate Festival will feature vendors offering samples of their chocolate-related products as well as selling their products. Children’s Area, Mobile Fixture Demonstration Stage, Chocolate Challenge featuring professionals, amateurs, and youth divisions, Project Yum Way where students and aspiring designers participate in a fashion display of chocolate inspired fashions made from chocolate candy wrappers, Cupcake Booth, Chocolate Martini tasting, Magic Memories Photo Booth, and much more. All proceeds benefit Penelope House. General admission is $3. The Chocolate Festival is held at the Abba Shrine Center, 7701 Hitt Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 251-342-2809.
The Gator Chase 2015
Certified 5K course and 1-mile fun run. Race day registration from 7 until 7:45 a.m. at Meaher State Park. Awards for top male and female finishers and several age categories. $16-$20. Proceeds benefit the Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation (SFEEF) in providing educational enrichment opportunities for students who attend Spanish Fort schools. Call SFEEF at 251-510-1669 for additional information.
Soccer Meets Golf in the inaugural Baldwin County FootGolf Tournament at Lakewood Golf Club. Instead of golf clubs and balls, players kick soccer balls into the enlarged hole. FootGolf is a new sport that is sweeping the national, combining the skill of golf and the athleticism of soccer into one great sport. The practice range and registration opens at 8 a.m. Review of format and rules at 9:45 a.m. with the tournament starting at 10 a.m. and lunch at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per person and includes tee shirt and lunch. For more information and to sign up call 251-990-6312.
Mobile Symphony Orchestra: Back to Bash
In “Back to Bach,” Grammy-nominated conductor Patrick Quigley proves his national reputation as a conductor of Baroque music. Transforming the Mobile Symphony into a Baroque ensemble, Quigley leads the MSO in music from and inspired by that incredible time in music history. Also featured in this performance is soprano Kathryn Mueller performing Mozart’s joyous motet, “Exsultate Jubilate.” This event is held at the Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St. For tickets or more information visit mobilesymphony.org.
An intimate evening with Ken Ford II
The “King of Strings” Ken Ford performs popular hip-hop and R&B classics. A dynamic electric violinist, Ford creates a jam session like no other. $45 admission benefits the John McClure Snook Youth Club of Foley, a United Way Partner Agency. 7:30 p.m. at the Foley Civic Center, 405 E. Laurel Ave. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com or at the door.
The Mobile County Health Department provides low cost rabies shots for cats, dogs and ferrets during weekend clinics. This weekend’s rabies clinic is at St. Elmo Feed and Seed, 9001 U.S. Highway 90 W. 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The cost of the rabies vaccine is $8. For more information call 251-690-8823.
Greenleaf Writer’s Group
The Greenleaf Writer’s Group is currently welcoming new members. We meet every third Saturday of the month at the Semmes library from 10 a.m. until noon. If you are an aspiring writer, come join us. For more information call 251-490-5199.
Gala of Royal Horses
The Gala of The Royal Horses Inaugural North American world-renowned equestrian tour is coming to Mobile at 3 p.m. to the Mobile Civic Center. Audiences will experience the excitement, splendor, and majesty of the Gala of the Royal Horses as the show makes its U.S. debut. The Gala of the Royal Horses is a spectacular entertainment event combining the most beautiful horses in the world with live performers, creating a breathtaking event for the entire family. The Gala of the Royal Horses is a “must see” for horse lovers and families. Visit mobilecivicctr.com for more information and tickets.
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.
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.
Baldwin County Young Republicans
Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard will be the guest speaker at the February meeting of the Baldwin County Young Republicans. The meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at Bass Pro Shops in Spanish Fort Town Center. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information call Matthew Brown at 251-279-0384.
Tea for Two
The Fairhope Museum of History will host “Tea for Two” at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Owen Stimpson, Fairhope native, will talk about Stimpson’s Saw Mill and attending the Organic School. 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 251-929-1471.
Lenten Music Series
Lenten noon-day concerts are 30 minutes, followed by a luncheon in the Chapter House. $8 donation suggested. This concert features performances by Dr. Lauderdale, professor of organ at the University of West Florida and her son, Charles, a baritone vocalist in the studio of Professor Howard Reddy of UWF. The series are held at Christ Church Cathedral, 115 S. Conception St. For more information call 251-438-1822.
Little Discoveries at the Exploreum
Little Discoveries is a weekly programming series in the Exploreum’s Wharf of Wonder for children six and under. These lessons will fuse science, technology, engineering and math, with creativity, art and reading. Each session will begin with a story reading that will serve as the launching pad for the day’s hands-on activities. Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. and Thursdays 2-3 p.m. at 65 Government St., downtown Mobile. For more information call Josh Holland at 251-208-6893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.