Fowl River Forever
The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) is taking steps ensure that the Fowl River watershed will be protected for many years to come. Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m., the public will have the special opportunity to help create Fowl River Forever, a management plan for the Fowl River watershed. The workshop will focus on a map-based activity to identify significant areas within the watershed that are important to the public and need to be restored and/or preserved. A short video and more information can be found at www.fowlriverforever.org or please contact Christian Miller at 251-438-5690 or [email protected].
Local author, S.M. “Mac” Otts, will discuss his new book, “Better Than Them: The Unmaking of an Alabama Racist” at 6:30 p.m. His memoir probes into the roots of the race-related events in which his family and community were involved in the 1950s and ‘60s, seeking understanding about the underlying issues and, especially, of what brings about change. Opening remarks and introduction will be given by Frye Gaillard at the Ben May Main Library, 701 Government St. For more information, please call 251-208-7097 or visit mplonline.org.
Government Street Forum
Join the Government Street Presbyterian Church for lunch and a speaker every Thursday through March 26. The speaker will be Andy Anderson, artistic director, Mobile Opera; the Rev. George Sinclair, pastor of Government Street Presbyterian Church and author of “Walking in Wonder: Resilience in Ministry.” 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.
The Greatest Home Show in Mobile
Come see some of the best builders and remodelers in the industry and check out the latest styles and trends from the best vendors at the Greatest Home Show in Mobile. The show will be at the Alabama Cruise Terminal, 201 S. Water St., Feb. 27, 28 and March 1. Friday 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 per person. For more information call 251-661-6523.
Mobile Mystery Dinner
Insanity of Murder! Join the Mobile Mystery Dinners for their next performance at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin St. Advance reservations are required, to make reservations call 251-865-7398. Tickets are $59 and include dinner and unlimited wine the fun begins at 7p.m.
Friday Farm Day
Seasons in the Sun is hosting Friday Farm Days, they will offer a variety of fresh locally grown products, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will also have lunch available for $10, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Seasons In the Sun is located at 13006 Jenkins Pit Road in Spanish Fort. For more information call 251-423-4381.
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.
2015 Women’s Conference
Are you ready for a change in your life? Christ United Methodist Church will hold its 21st annual Women’s Conference, Live a Better Story and will feature Kasey Van Norman of Bryan, Texas, who will share her powerful testimony of the redeemed grace. Christ United Methodist’s Women’s Conference, Live a Better Story, will be held at the church on Grelot Road beginning at 8:30 a.m. with check-in and ending at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $35. The cost includes a continental breakfast, snacks and child care. To register and pay on-line: www.christumcmobile.com/wc2015 or call 251-342-0462. Christ United Methodist Church, 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile, AL 36609
Chili for Charity
The place to be is Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope for Chili for Charity. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. All the chili you can eat from dozens of teams benefits Ecumenical Ministries. Lots of fun for the kids with inflatables, mechanical bull, balloon creations by Dr. Gee, and a hayride. Live music by Blind Dog Mike and the Howlers as well as FHS Encore group. Rain or shine! Oak Hollow Farm is located at 14210 S. Greeno Road, Fairhope. For more information visit baldwinemi.org.
Arbor Day celebration
The city of Fairhope will host their annual Arbor Day celebration at Faulkner State Community College. An awards ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. under the Live Oak on Bancroft Street at the John Borom Science Building. The Wisteria Garden Club, Boy Scout Troop No. 47 and local master gardeners will be assisting with the tree seedling give away, set to begin after the ceremony and will continue until noon. Also in celebration of Arbor Day, residents can get free Christmas tree mulch at the Public Utilities warehouse located at 555 S. Section St. from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Residents are encouraged to bring their own container. For information on the Arbor Day Festivities or to participate as a vendor, call 251-929-1466.
Steer show and auction
Mobile County 4-H Market Steer Show and sale will include the addition of an Ag Day. Local businesses will be on hand promoting and selling some of their most popular products. The Ag Fair will start at 10 a.m. at The Grounds, at the corner of Zeigler Boulevard and Cody Road. Show begins at 10:30 a.m. with showmanship, followed by weight classes. The 4-H members have planned a lunch for all the buyers and sponsors to start at 1 p.m. During this time you will have the opportunity to talk with them about their steer projects. The sale of the steers will begin at 2 p.m. For more information call Mobile County Extension Office at 251-574-8445.
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 Dauphin Island Town Hall, 1011 Bienville Blvd. 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The cost of the rabies vaccine is $10. For more information call 251-690-8823.
“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 from Feb. 27 until March 8 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. Call 251-602-0630 for reservations. Playhouse in the Park is located at 4851 Museum Drive.
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.
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.
Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise and to 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. 800-431-1754 or 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.
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 The Archduke Trio, featuring masterful artist from the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Enen Yu, violinist, Guo-Sheng Huang, violoncellist, and Bob Holm, pianist. The series is 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 [email protected].
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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