Government Street Forum
Join the Government Street Presbyterian Church for lunch and a speaker every Thursday through March 26. The speaker will be Scotty Kirkland, curator of history, History Museum of Mobile. 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.
Senior Health Fair
West Side United Methodist Church, 269 Mohawk St., will host a senior health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn about programs and services available to those aged 55 and up for healthier, happier life at this free event. Call 251-478-3721 for more information.
Jewish Film Festival
The 2015 Mobile Jewish Film Festival will show seven acclaimed Jewish films at venues around Mobile and Baldwin counties through Jan. 22, as it celebrates 14 years of presenting films that reflect the Jewish experience in an attempt to promote dialogue between religions, cultures and generations. For more information visit mobilejewishfederation.org.
The History of the Costume
Haute couture designer Kelle Thompson boasts 50 years of experience in the fine art of spectacular fashion. Here to talk about how Mardi Gras royalty is made, and the space where custom meets costume, Thompson will share how he made a career in the fashion industry right here in Mobile at the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. For more information visit mobilemuseumofart.com.
Reese’s Senior Bowl Practice
The North Team will practice from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, 1621 Virginia St., Mobile. The South Team will practice 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Both practices are free and open to the public. Some players will be available to sign autographs. For more information visit seniorbowl.com.
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center will be hosting a series of “Spark Talks.” Each talk will begin at 6 p.m. with light refreshments and feature an eventful evening of conversations. This week’s talk will be “Archaeology, Bringing the Past to Life: Recent Excavations at Tel Gezer” by Dennis Cole, Ph.D. For more information visit exploreum.com/events or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Bowl: Meet the Players
Fans get to interact, get an autograph and snap a picture with their favorite player at the Exhibit Hall of the Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water St., from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. More information on the two sessions, including when specific players will be attending the event, will be available at seniorbowl.com on the Thursday before the Meet the Players event.
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’s inaugural Guitarfest will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Azalea City Center for the Arts. The idea for a guitar competition sprang from a conversation among local music teachers who were discussing the lack of opportunities for guitar students. The event is open to the public with a $10 admission, which includes lunch. For more information about Mobile Guitarfest, please contact Daniel Driskell at 251-454-6591 or email email@example.com.
Isle Dauphine Golf Club Grand Opening
Everyone is invited to be part of the celebration. Even if you are not a golfer, come by and meet the staff and enjoy the facilities. A golf scramble will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call Dale Snellman at 251-533-0398 to sign up your four person team. If you don’t have a team you may sign up individually and we will pair you with someone. The entry fee is $10 per person and includes nine holes of golf, a cart, range balls and food. Isle of Dauphine is located at 100 Orleans Drive, Dauphin Island.
South Coast Mensa
Dr. Rob Gray, one of the filmmakers of “Mobile in Black and White,” and Dr. Elliott Lauderdale will bring a 20-minute portion of the film to the January Mensa supper, then answer questions as well as encourage a little bit of dialogue. Supper begins at 6:30 p.m. at Boudreaux’s in Daphne. “Mobile in Black and White” is a documentary in four parts that takes aim on portraying race relations and lingering institutional racial imbalances in Alabama. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Dan at 251-767-0106 or Gary at 251-633-3564.
Family friendly Mardi Gras at MMoA
All ages are welcome at this adorable, West Mobile alternative to downtown debauchery. Spend the morning decorating cardboard floats and then join the parade led by the Excelsior Band. The afternoon is filled with hands-on learning, lunch will be available from Geaux Boy food truck and stick around for an artist talk from Dixon Stetler, creator of the current MMoA exhibition’s grand entrance, who is also giving a free weaving workshop at 2:30 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events visit mobilemuseumofart.com.
2015 Senior Bowl
The 2015 Senior Bowl is scheduled for kickoff at 3 p.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, 1621 Virginia St., Mobile. The best senior collegiate players in the country square off as the North and South teams as they demonstrate their talents and athleticism for NFL recruiters. Tickets start at $10. Game day activities include the Baumhower’s Restaurant Tailgate Challenge and the Food For Less Tailgate Party. For more information visit www.seniorbowl.com.
Fairhope Brewing Company Back to the Future Bash
Join Fairhope Brewing Company, 914 Nichols Ave., for its second anniversary party and the launch of its new bottling enterprise. Party like it’s 2015 with more than 30 beers on tap throughout the day. There will be live music by Rondale and the Kit Katz and food by the Bean & Bistro and the Hungry Owl.
Mobile Bay Film Scramble screenings
Two weeks and one prompt. That’s all local filmmakers are given before they begin the short film contest, “scrambling” to meet the deadline. Don’t let this local fit of creativity pass you by. Come to the Crescent Theater, 208 Dauphin St., on Jan. 23 at 11 p.m. or the Ben May Library, 701 Government St., Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. to witness the glory our creative community can produce when put under pressure. Call 251-208-7106 for more information.
Wedding of a Lifetime Bridal Show
The 18th annual Wedding of a Lifetime Bridal Show and Give Away will be held at the Mobile Convention Center where the area’s finest wedding merchants will meet hundreds of brides, mothers and friends to assist in planning their dream wedding. Admission is $12 the day of the show. A portion of proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jimmy Francia or Renee Smith at 251-753-6922 or 251-533-0773, email at Rsmith0214@comcast.net. Noon until 5 p.m. Arthur Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, 1 South Water St.
SHC Friends: Scotty Kirkland
The Friends of the Spring Hill College Library are hosting an afternoon with the History Museum of Mobile’s Scotty E. Kirkland, curator of history, at 2:30 p.m. in the Gautrelet Room. Kirkland will discuss his book about Mobile artist Roderick D. MacKenzie. A book signing and light refreshments follow the event. Guests may purchase the book for $35 with cash or check; it regularly retails for $39.99. The public is invited. The event is free for Friends members and a donation is encouraged from others. For more information, contact Julie Kraft at 251-380-2284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cathedral Pops: Sacred Favorites
If you enjoy all time sacred favorites, than this Christ Church Cathedral concert is for you, featuring music that has stood the test of time and endures from year to year as favorites in churches far and wide. The musicians of the Cathedral will be featured in the informal and fun variety concert. Christ Church Cathedral is located at 115 S. Conception St. Call 251-438-1822 for more information.
Auditions for “Aida”
The Joe Jefferson Playhouse is seeking singers to audition for “Aida” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 and Tuesday, Jan. 27 at JJP, 11 S. Carlen St. We are looking for all ethnicities and all ages (16 and up) who can sing and learn choreography. Please come prepared with at least 32 bars (or about 2 minutes) of music to sing. Your selection can be from “Aida” or it can be any other piece of music. Please also bring your own sheet music for the pianist. For information, call 251-471-1534 or visit www.joejeffersonplayers.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 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.
Alley Cat Allies, in partnership with Azalea City Cat Coalition, will host a free Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) workshop at Tillman’s Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road. The workshop will teach how to help outdoor cats and kittens, cat history and behavior, the practice of Trap-Neuter-Return, and how to get involved in your community. Complimentary snacks will be provided. Call Hannah at 240-482-1935 for more information.
Tea for Two
The Fairhope Museum of History will host “Tea for Two” at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Kyla G. Kelim, Esq. 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. For more information on the upcoming “Tea for Two” programs, call the Fairhope Museum of History at 251-929-1471.
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.
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