March 19

Vino & Values
Rose Sweet is a Catholic speaker and published author whose mission is for all Christians, be they single, married, divorced, or remarried, to find the love that never fails. Enjoy a night of wine, cheese, and fellowship with Catholic women at the Sisters of Mercy Build, at 6 p.m. (106 Providence St.). Door prizes and raffle items are up for grabs. Suggested offering of $10. For more information visit www.facebook.com/vinoandvalues

China’s Red Guard and the Cultural Revolution
The University of South Alabama’s Department of History will hold its 14th annual Mahan Lecture. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Rae Yang, of Dickinson College, whose autobiography, Spider Eaters, describes her experiences as a Red Guard in China’s Cultural Revolution. Dr. Yang’s talk will be entitled “Contested Memory of the Cultural Revolution.” The Mahan Lecture will take place at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow.

Disney Junior Live
Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour Pirate & Princess Adventure presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. A never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior’s hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. There are two show times at the Mobile Civic Center, 401 Civic Center Drive, at 4 and 7 p.m. For tickets and more information visit mobilecivicctr.com.

Culinary Event for Teens
The Daphne Library will offer a special teen and tween cooking class titled “Local Cultural Cuisine” at 4 p.m. The cooking class will be directed by Dede Trotter, owner of Culinary Dreams, Inc. The class will explore the rich ethnic diversity of our local food culture. There will be a hands-on culinary cooking experience along with a taste testing segment. To register call 251-621-2818 ext. 211 or email lyoungblood@daphneal.com. The event is free and open to teens and tweens in grades 4-12.

Government Street Forum
Join the Government Street Presbyterian Church for lunch and a speaker every Thursday through March 26. The speaker this week will be Carl Cunningham Jr., youth advocate and Guide Right director of the Mobile Kappa League. 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.

Live at the Museum: Emily Stuckey & Friends
Join us for a songwriter showcase with local favorites, Emily Stuckey, Mike Jernigan, Robbie Sellers, and Gabriel Willis. $10 suggested donation, refreshments provided. The showcase will start at 7 p.m. at the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive.


March 20

AeroFest
The inaugural AeroFest celebrates our nation’s heroes: injured military service members and veterans who have made enormous sacrifices. There will be live music from Robert Randolph , Dumpstaphunk and many others as well as the Independence Ride, art show, Titan FC mixed martial arts and much more. AeroFest will be held at 1891 9th St. For more information and tickets visit aerofest.org.

Marietta Johnson School of Organic Education Spring Concert Series
The second annual Music Festival and Art Auction benefitting Marietta Johnson School of Organic Education at the American Legion Post (700 S. Mobile St. in Fairhope) is a two-day music event with a raffle for a chance to win a 2015 Ford Fusion. Tickets are $100 for the Draw-Down (this will also give you admission to both days of the event) that can be purchased through the school at 251-928-9347 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1174019. There will also be a raffle for Jimmy Buffet tickets.

Colonial DayColonial Day
Colonial Day at the Site of Historic Fort Conde (111 S. Royal St.) is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your family to see what life was like in Colonial Mobile with demonstrations including: candle making, cooking, blacksmithing, Native American arts and crafts, and sword fighting. Children can participate in activities such as: Dressing up in colonial clothing, churning butter, playing colonial games, visiting a petting zoo, doing laundry outdoors, and more. Admission is free. For more information, please call the History Museum of Mobile’s Education Department at 251-208-7510.

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.


March 21

Cajun Cook-Off
Downtown Cajun Cook-Off to benefit the Child Advocacy Center. This fun event will feature samples of Cajun food from 20 of our area’s restaurants. Live music will be played by local musicians on the Bud Light Gumbo Stage, and local art will be on display. Tickets will be available for $10 in advance at the Child Advocacy Center (1351 Springhill Ave.), Mellow Mushroom locations (the Loop & West Mobile) and both locations of BugMaster (West Mobile & Daphne). Tickets will be available at the gate for $15 and all proceeds benefit the CAC to help fund their many services to the community.

Downtown Open House
After you’ve had your fill of crawfish at the Cajun Cookoff, make sure you find your way to Bienville Square between noon and 4 p.m. to grab your map and embark on the Downtown Open House. Over 16 downtown properties will be open for viewing, and realtors will be on site to answer any questions you might have regarding the properties. Who knows? Maybe your new home is waiting for you.

Wheels for Wilmer Hall

The Mob Town Riders will host their 3rd annual Dice Run benefitting Wilmer Hall March 21.

The Mob Town Riders will host their 3rd annual Dice Run benefitting Wilmer Hall March 21.


Mob Town Riders has once again partnered with Wilmer Hall Children’s Home to sponsor their 3rd annual Dice Run. The run begins at Wilmer Hall, 3811 Old Shell Road. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts with the final stop at Touchdown Tavern. Come early and enter your bike in the Bike Show to be judged by the children. There will also be live music by the Perry Wall and Chico and Chris as well as a silent auction and raffles. For more information visit mobtownriders.com.

Mobile SPCA Giant Rummage Sale
Gates open at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday where the Mobile SPCA store, warehouse, carport and yard will be packed with thousands of items — collectibles, tools, art, jewelry, home decor, clothes, linens, household appliances, kitchen items, antiques, toys, furniture and more. Mobile SPCA is at 620 Zeigler Circle W. The sale closes at 2 p.m. each day.

Holi Festival
In conjunction with the Ark of India exhibit, the History Museum of Mobile is hosting a Holi festival from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Fort Conde, 111 S. Royal St. Traditionally celebrated on Phalgun Purnima, which comes the end of February or early March, the Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of good over bad. Indian food will be available, as will vendors selling various wares, games, a water activity and music. Free admission.

Cattle Baron’s Ball
A chance to snatch up some great deals for a great cause at St. Pius X Catholic School’s annual Live and Silent Auction — A Night to Remember at the Cattle Baron’s Ball. Guests will enjoy a night of live music by Ryan Balthrop and friends, a full Texas BBQ dinner, drinks and dancing all in a ranch setting. Tickets are $25 in advance and on sale now at the St. Pius X church office. For more information contact Jamie at 251-756-6596.

BBQ & Blues Cook-Off
The South Baldwin Chamber Foundation will cook up a whole lot of fun while raising funds for Foley area schools during the 7th annual BBQ & Blues Cook-Off at Foley’s Heritage Park. Gates will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Festival goers will enjoy award-winning barbeque, popular blues bands, craft and retail vendors, children’s activities and silent auction bidding. Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance at the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit southbaldwinchamber.com (click Major Events/BBQ & Blues).

Youth Symposium
The Kappa Zeta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will be hosting a Youth Symposium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Davidson High School, 3900 Pleasant Valley Road. The event focuses on prevalent issues that negatively impact our youth such as drugs, teen violence, abuse, low self-esteem, suicide, teen pregnancy, etc. Children from the ages 12 to 18 are invited. For more information and to RSVP email kappazetasigmarhoers@gmail.com.

Let’s Get It 5k
The Let’s Get It 5k is held in the honor of Justin Hasty and funds raised will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Justin severed in the U.S. Marine Corps and was an avid runner. The run will be held at Mellow Mushroom, 2032 Airport Blvd. Pre-registration will be at 9:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 11 a.m. for more information visit www.jmhletsgetit.com.

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.


March 22

Arts and Crafts FestivalArts Fest
The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce hosts the 63rd annual Arts & Crafts Festival in Fairhope, March 20-22. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival is free to the public. For more information visit fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.convergelocal.com


March 23

Top Cats Toastmasters
Top Cats Toastmasters meets every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Red Lobster located near the southeast corner of Airport Boulevard and Azalea Road in Mobile. You can practice your public speaking and listening skills and learn to think on your feet in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Dues are $43 twice a year, and lunch must be purchased. Toastmasters International is an international organization. For more information, contact 251-344-2938.


March 24

Addiction Counseling
Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Call 1-800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.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.  


March 25

Lenten Music Series
Lenten noonday concerts are 30 minutes, followed by a luncheon in the Chapter House. An $8 donation is suggested. This concert features performances from the principal violist of the Pensacola and Niceville Symphony Orchestras, music director of the Northwest Florida Youth Orchestra, and director of Music Ministry at St. Paul Catholic Church in Pensacola. 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 jholland@exploreum.com.

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.