March 5

The Lucky Duck Gala
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy will be hosting the Lucky Ducky Gala at the Mobile Carnival Museum, 355 Government St. This Mardi Gras-style gala will be the primary fundraiser for the pharmacy that provides medication to the uninsured of Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties. Tickets are $50 per person. Contact Devon Bergeron at devon.bergeron73@gmail.com or 228-217-0543 for tickets.

Spark Talks
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 “Scribes and Sacred Texts: Ancient Texts and the Codifying of Faith Perspectives,” presented by Bill Warren, Ph.D., director of the Center for New Testament Textual Studies, professor of the New Testament and Greek, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. For more information visit exploreum.com/events or email dcomeaux@exploreum.com.

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 Bill Sisson, president, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. 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.


March 6

Jubilee Bargains
The Junior League of Mobile (JLM) will offer the community household goods at bargain prices at its annual event, Jubilee Bargains, scheduled for March 5-7, 2015. The annual sale is made possible by donations from JLM members and local businesses. Jubilee Bargains will be held in Cottage Village at the former Ace Hardware next to the B&B Pet Shop. There are three opportunities to shop (Reveal Party, Peek and Purchase and The Sale), and tickets are available for purchase at the door and at the Junior League of Mobile website www.juniorleaguemobile.org.

LODA ArtWalk
Downtown is the place to be! Join downtown art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods and hear the sounds of the LoDa ArtWalk. The ArtWalk gets better and better each month. From 6–9 p.m. in the lower Dauphin Street district.

First Friday Art Walk
The Eastern Shore Art Center returns with new art and music. Come check out the new exhibits, live pottery demonstrations while enjoying refreshments and live entertainment by The Sound Capenters. The art walk begins at 6 p.m. at the Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak St. Fairhope. For more information contact Adrienne at 251-928-2228 ext. 103.

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 7

Old Dauphin Way Association’s annual Neighborhood Yard Sale
Old Dauphin Way Association’s annual Neighborhood Yard Sale takes place Saturday morning, featuring 26 houses in the area offering anything from antiques to household items. Check out the map of locations at www.odwa.org. Sale starts at 7 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m.

Murder Mystery Dinner
The 5th annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at the Fairhope Yacht Club will be held at 6:30 p.m. “A Party to Murder” featuring the Whodunnits will be a mixture of food, laughter and a prize for the guest who can solve the murder. Tickets to this interactive show are $50 per person, or $85 per couple, and include dinner and the performance. Tickets may be purchased online at give.childrensal.org/dinnertheater or by calling Kerrie Benson at 251-610-4969. Proceeds from the events benefit children treated at Children’s of Alabama.

Dauphin Island Sunset Bridge Run
Out and back certified 5K course that showcases the natural channel followed by the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The Dauphin Island Bridge separates the Mississippi Sound on the west from Mobile Bay on the east. Participants will run/walk to the highest point of the bridge where the view is spectacular and then return to the Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Site for a post party. Register for the run at McCoy Outdoors, Run-N-Tri or Running Wild or online at www.dauphinislandsunsetbridge5k2015.eventbrite.com.

Adopt Me, I’m Irish!
“Adopt Me, I’m Irish” pet adoptions are scheduled Saturday, March 7 at Pet Supermarket in Daphne and on Saturday, March 14 at Petsmart at the Eastern Shore Shopping Plaza. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days, The Haven will be showcasing animals that they have pulled from their partners at Baldwin County’s municipal shelters. All adoptable animals are current on vaccinations, spayed/neutered and micro-chipped. They have been tested for heartworms (treated if positive) and feline AIDS/leukemia and treated for fleas and worms. For a limited time, thanks to a grant from Best Friends, adoption fees are reduced to $50 for dogs (usually $90) and $25 for cats (usually $65).

Make-A-Wish Alabama Run
Lace up those running shoes, hit the pavement and help Make-A-Wish Alabama grant the wishes of Alabama children living with life-threatening medical conditions. The Second Annual Walk for Wishes and 5K Run will be Saturday, at Battleship Memorial Park located at 2703 Battleship Parkway in Mobile. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. and the event will begin at 8 a.m. All money raised will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $30,000. To learn more information about this year’s walk and run, including how to donate and how you can get involved, visit Alabama.wish.org/walkforwishes.

American Cancer Society Chili Cook-Off
Join us for a five-hour fun-filled day of great food and live entertainment where teams compete to find out who can cook-up the best chili in the community with chances to win fabulous prizes. Proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off will be used for local educational programs to teach the importance of early detection and prevention; patient services such as transportation, prosthetics, counseling and emergency financial aid; and lifesaving research. Call the American Cancer Society at 251-344-9858 or for cancer information, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit our website at www.cancer.org. The Chili Cook-Off is held at the Grounds, 1035 Cody Road N.


March 8

Play: “The Miracle Worker”
“The Miracle Worker,” the inspirational story of Alabama’s own Helen Keller will be performed at the Playhouse in March. Determined teacher Anne Sullivan struggles to teach the blind and deaf young Helen how to communicate. Keller later became an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf/blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The show runs through March 8 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. Call 251-602-0630 for reservations. The Playhouse in the Park is located at 4851 Museum Drive.

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.


March 9

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 10

South Baldwin Chamber Leadership Series
This week’s speaker will be Gail Piggot, executive director of the Alabama Partnership for Children, who will discuss how early childhood development affects the future workforce and resources available to businesses and their employees. Doors and buffet open at 11:30 a.m., program begins at noon. Tickets are $15 and no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are available at mylocalchamber.net, or by calling 251-943-3291. All Leadership Series events will take place in the Foley Civic Center, located at 407 E. Laurel Ave.

Top Cats Toastmasters
Are you terrified at the idea of public speaking? We were. We got over it. Top Cats Toastmasters invites you to join us. We meet 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 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 further information, contact 251-344-2938.


March 11

Tune In! Youth Ralley
Motivational speaker Romal Tune of www.RomalTune.com is coming to Mobile March 11-12 for two community events to bring a message of hope and positive decision-making. Romal will lead a youth rally at Davidson High School at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11. There is no charge for the youth rally, which includes prizes and pizza. For questions or more information contact Jan Bailey at 251-378-7549 or jbailey@dauphinwayumc.org or Lydia Johnson at 251-342-8522 or lydia@stpmobile.com.

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 studio of Professor Howard Reddy of UWF, this tenor and baritone duo will offer a beautiful noonday program featuring a wide variety of music. 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.

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.