GENERAL INTEREST

March for Life
Come stand with us to proclaim the dignity of every human life from conception to natural death on Friday, Jan. 19. Events begin with mass at Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at 12:10 p.m. Pro-life rally in Cathedral Square begins at 1 p.m. March through downtown Mobile begins at 1:45 p.m.

South Alabama Women’s March
Hosted by Speak Out South Alabama, this march is for women to stand in solidarity and take a stand on issues that impact all of us. Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. at Public Safety Memorial Park, 2301 Airport Blvd. in Mobile. Email info@speakoutsouthalabama.com.

Mobile AGC Luncheon
The Mobile and Northwest Florida section of Alabama Associated General Contractors will host speaker and author Kevin Elko, Ph.D., during its 2018 annual luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Call 251-656-3843.

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.

Celebrate Seniors Luncheon
Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center is hosting their annual Celebrate Seniors Luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 11:3o a.m. Call 251-470-5229 or bestes@viamobile.org

Alabama Sea Monsters
Join Dauphin Island Sea Lab (Friends of the sea Lab) and Dr. Ebersole of the McWane Science Center in Birmingham on a journey back to Alabama’s prehistoric past to learn about the Sea Monsters of Alabama and the current paleontological research taking place in the state on Friday, Jan. 19. You’re encourages to bring your own Alabama fossils for Dr. Ebersole to identify. Learn how to become a Friend of the Sea Lab at sealabfoundation.org.

Rabies clinic
The Mobile County Health Department offers $8 rabies shots. This Saturday’s clinic is at Pet Supplies Plus, 803 Hillcrest Road, 1:30-4 p.m. Call 251-690-8823.

Garden Sketch Club
Join Mobile Botanical Gardens every Friday for art in the Gardens. Artists meet from 2pm – 4pm, with guidance and advice available from, Derek Norman. All levels of experience welcome! General admission ($5) for non-members. Call 251-342-0555 or visit mobilebotanicalgardens.org

Innovation Takes Mobile Native to NASA
Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Mobile native and inventor of the Super Soaker, will discuss his story of innovation from Mobile to NASA at 12:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22 at the Alabama School of Math and Science. Contact bjackson@alosf.org or 205-206-7803.

How to use your smartphone
In order to take advantage of your phone, you have to know they exist, and how to navigate to them, and make them work. Class covers Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, texting and more. Bring your smartphone and any questions you may have. Classes are on Monday, 6-7 p.m. starting Jan. 22. Held at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Call 2018-1662 or go to: mobilecap.org.

Winter Walk at Bellingrath
Learn about the interesting winter borders and containers throughout the gardens from Bellingrath’s horticulture management team. Winter Wednesdays sessions are held each week in the Magnolia Room, 10:30-11:30 a.m., through Feb. 28. Call 251-459-8864.

TOPS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church. Call 251-625-6888.

Toastmasters
Toastmasters International meets regularly at six locations in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Visit www.toastmasters.org for more information.


FUNDRAISERS

Run for Shep
The Run for Shep will be held in downtown Daphne on Saturday, January 20. There will be jump houses, food, face painting, corn hole, characters from Once Upon A Time Events, and much more! 5K starts at 9 a.m. and fun run at 10 a.m. Visit runforshep.eventbrite.com

MPD Chili Cook-Off
The public is invited to taste the best chili in the city, cooked by Mobile police officers, on Saturday, Jan. 20, in Cathedral Square from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at police headquarters, 2460 Government Blvd., or at the Downtown Mobile Alliance, 261 Dauphin St. Call 251-454-2346.

Many More Miles
Baldwin Bone & Joint’s annual collection of shoes for the homeless outreach program continues through Saturday, March 24. For drop-off locations, call 251-621-5387.


ARTS

The Artys
The Artys, presented by the Mobile Arts Council, will recognize winners in 11 categories on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. at The Steeple, 251 St. Francis St. Tickets cost $45 and include food, live music and two drink tickets. For more information, call 251-432-9796.

“Assassins”
This musical revue takes a darkly humorous look at nine misfit men and women who attempted to assassinate U.S. Presidents. The performances run, from Jan. 19 through Jan. 28. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The theatre is at 14 S. Lafayette St. in Midtown. Visit www.mobiletheatreguild.org; email mtg.boxoffice@gmail.com; or call 251-433-7513.

Havana Printmaking Week
Artist Daniel Rodriguez Garcia returns to Mobile for a series of events and workshops exploring Cuban culture through his innovative approach to storytelling via print, through Jan. 17. Visit alabamacontemporary.org.

Mobile Jewish Film Festival
The 2018 Mobile Jewish Film Festival will show 10 acclaimed Jewish films at venues around Mobile and Baldwin counties, through Jan. 28. Visit mobilejewishfederation.org.

“August: Osage County”
The Joe Jefferson Playhouse presents “August: Osage County” for nine performances over three weekends, running through Jan. 21. Visit joejeffersonplayers.com, call 251-471-1534 or email info@joejeffersonplayers.com.

Jazz Jambalaya
MOJO (Mystic Order of Jazz Obsessed) brings its Jazz Jambalaya to the Ben May Main Library on Monday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of live jazz, celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder, featuring The Cedric Brooks Project. Visit, www.mojojazz.org/.

Art demonstrations
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism’s 2018 Welcome Center Lecture and Demonstration Series is on weekdays, through Feb. 28. Art demos will take place on various days at 10 a.m. at the Orange Beach Welcome Center (23685 Perdido Beach Blvd.), while lectures will take place each weekday at 2 p.m. at the Gulf Shores Welcome Center (3459 Gulf Shores Parkway). Visit GulfShores.com/WelcomeCenter.


MUSEUMS

“Titanic: Honour & Glory”
“Titanic Honour & Glory” will run through April 15 at the History Museum of Mobile. In addition to the exhibition, the museum will host monthly events. Call 251-301-0273 or gavin.snyder@historymuseumofmobile.com.

“Posing Beauty in African-American Culture”
An exhibition at Mobile Museum of Art explores the understanding of how African and African-American beauty has been represented through a diverse range of media. Through Jan. 21. Visit mobilemuseumofart.com.

“Right on Course”
The United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives is open free to the public weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of the newest exhibits is “Right on Course.” Visit www.asama.org.

“Windows to the Sea”
“Windows to the Sea” is the latest permanent exhibit at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. Visit disl.org.

“Savage Ancient Seas”
“Savage Ancient Seas” will transport GulfQuest guests to a time when the last of the great dinosaurs roamed Earth and swam the seas. Visit www.gulfquest.org.

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

Little Discoveries
“Outside the Box,” aimed at children age 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 jholland@exploreum.com.

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

Group Rides
South Alabama and Mississippi Mountain Bike Association invites all levels of cyclists to join them every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. at USA Bike Trails and Sunday at 9 a.m. at Chickasabogue Park. Email carrie@rideSAMBA.com.

Weekly 1K/5K
Every Thursday evening at 6 p.m., join Red Beard’s Outfitter and Cortlandt’s Pub in the Spring Hill Village Shopping Center for a 1K or 5K run and walk. No cost to participate.

Bingo
Join Via! Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center at 1717 Dauphin St. for bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 251-478-3311.

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 251-666-2147, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fitness and athletics classes
New fitness classes are offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Tai Chi, candlelit yoga, Core Fusion, small-group personal fitness training, basketball for ages 15 and up, basketball for ages 8-14 and sports conditioning for ages 8-17. Call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Dance and art classes
New dance classes are offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Belly dance, pre-ballet and tumbling for ages 6-12, beginner piano for ages 8 and up. Call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Pickleball for adults (indoors)
Offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School on Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Great sport for all ages combines tennis, pingpong and badminton on a court one-fourth the size of a tennis court. Call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.

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. Call 251-623-9183 or visit azaleaballroomdanceclub.com.

Ballroom dance
The Moonlight Chassé 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 cassief13@aol.com.


PUBLIC MEETINGS

Baldwin County Commission: First and third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., 322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette. Work sessions are the 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. www.baldwincountyal.gov

Baldwin County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale, www.baldwincountyal.gov.

Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave., www.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 are the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., www.daphneal.com.

Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd., www.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 are held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m., www.cofairhope.com.

Fairhope Planning Commission: First Monday at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. For more information visit www.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., www.cityoffoley.org.

Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St., www.gulfshoresal.gov.

Mobile City Council: Tuesdays at Government Plaza, 205 Government St. Pre-council meeting begins at 9 a.m.; council meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., www.cityofmobile.org.

Mobile Planning Commission: First and third Thursdays at 2 p.m., 205 Government St., www.urban.cityofmobile.org.

Orange Beach City Council: First and third Tuesdays at 5 p.m., 4099 Orange Beach Blvd., www.cityoforangebeach.com.

Prichard City Council: Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 216 E. Prichard Ave., www.thecityofprichard.org.

Satsuma City Council: First and third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 5464 Old Highway 43 Satsuma, AL 36572, 251-675-1440.