January 15

Keeping the Dream Alive
Bishop State Community College will present Keeping The Dream Alive — a Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will be held on the Baker-Gaines Central Campus of Bishop State, located at 1365 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., in the Yvonne Kennedy Auditorium. Admission is free. For more information call 251-928-6502.

Mobile United Presents Out of the Box
Leadership Mobile is hosting its first continuing education class, “Out of the Box,” on from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre, room 1927. The arts-based continuing education class, produced by Leadership Mobile, combines right-brain imagination with left-brain logic with the goal of teaching participants about leadership styles, communication skills and high-performance teamwork. The cost for the one-day class is $85 for Mobile United members or $100 for non-members and includes lunch. Applications can be found online at www.mobileunited.org. To register as a group, please contact program administrator Chris Barraza at 251-432-1638.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Join Mobile Museum of Art for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, self-described Alabama psychedelic surf rock, from a realm all its own. Drawing from southern roots influences like jazz and blues, the band infuses psychedelic pop, surf, punk and whimsy to create a visual and visceral sound and experience unlike any other. You will feel as if you are lost in a swamp, drenched in Mardi Gras beads, panning for gold. The Invisible Teardrops from Florence, featuring Jamir Barrier of The Pine Hill Haints, will open the show. $10 at the door. MMoA is located at 4850 Museum Drive. For more information call 251-208-5200.

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 “The Sacred Law of Hospitality” by John B. Switzer, Ph.D. For more information visit exploreum.com/events or email dcomeaux@exploreum.com.


January 16

2015 Women’s Conference
Join Ebenezer Baptist Church of Cottage Hill (5051 Ebenezer Drive) for their 2015 Women’s Conference. The theme for this year is “Transforming Natural Women into Supernatural Women.” The guest speaker will be Patricia Ashley. The conference has one and two day packages. For more information contact Doris Jones 251-661-9341 or jones819518@bellsouth.com.

Electronics recycling
The Downtown Mobile Alliance, in partnership with May Metals, will be collecting electronics and other office equipment for recycling at its St. Louis Street warehouse Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16 and 17. May Metals is certified in hard drive destruction. For a complete list of items that will be accepted for recycling, visit www.downtownmobile.org. There will be a $20 fee for each television set and a $5 fee for each computer monitor. There is no charge for all other electronics collected for recycling. For questions, please contact Carol Hunter at 251-434-8498 or chunter@downtownmobile.org.

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.


January 17

American Masters — Aaron Copeland
Mobile Symphony Orchestra American Masters series continues with the music of Aaron Copland. Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring, and other greatest hit make up this program of iconic works by a monumental master of American music. The show will begin at 8 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St. For information call 251-432-2010 or visit mobilesymphony.org.

Mobile Mystery Dinner
Love, Death & Bingo! 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.

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. Sunday Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. Ahavas Chesed Synagogue “Above and Beyond: The Birth of the Israeli Air Force” guest speaker Nancy Spielberg, Producer. Tuesday Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. University of South Alabama Fairhope campus. Encore performance of “Run, Boy, Run” with guest speaker Rabbi Steven Silberman. Wednesday Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Ben May Library – Bernheim Hall “The Jewish Cardinal.” Co-sponsored by the Mobile Public Library and the Mobile Christian Jewish Dialogue. Guest speaker, Jerry Darring, Holocaust scholar. For more information visit mobilejewishfederation.org

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.


January 18

Coin Currency and Jewelry Show
South Baldwin Numismatic Society presents their 15th annual Coin Currency and Jewelry Show at the Foley Civic Center, 407 E. Laurel Ave. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information visit foleycoinshows.com.

The Tour Hair Expo
Beauticians and stylists looking to improve their technique or manage their own salon should register now for the 6th annual Tour Hair Expo. Featuring more than 30 classes from as many instructors, teaching fundamental hair-cutting, weave servicing, attracting clientele and much, much more. The Expo will start at 9 a.m. at the Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water St. For more information visit thetourhairexpo.webs.com

I Lift My Eyes to the Mountain Dulcimer
Come to Christ Church Cathedral to learn about the Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer in this combination lecture/concert with award winning dulcimer artist, Jessica D. Comeau, who will explain the history and mechanics of the instrument, as well as perform historical and modern pieces. Christ Church Cathedral is located at 115 S. Conception St. Call 251-438-1822 for more information.


January 19

Joe Cain Marching Society
If you are interested in marching in the Joe Cain parade Sunday, Feb. 15 with Chief Slac, the Excelsior Band and the rest of the wild and crazy footmarchers, we will have an informational meeting Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. on the deck of The Bar, 352 St. Francis St. Please make plans to attend. Please feel free to send us a message if you have any questions.

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.


January 20

Reese’s Senior Bowl Practice
The North Team will practice 12:15-2:15 p.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, 1621 Virginia St., Mobile. The South Team will practice 2:30-4:40 p.m. at Fairhope Municipal Stadium, 701 Volanta Ave., Fairhope. Both practices are free and open to the public. Some players will be available to sign autographs. For more information visit seniorbowl.com.


January 21

Reese’s Senior Bowl Practice
The North Team will practice 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, 1621 Virginia St., Mobile. The South Team will practice 1:30-3:30 a.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.

FCA Chick-fil-A Senior Bowl Rally
Annually bringing together more than 2,000 attendees, making it the largest Fellowship of Christian Athletes Rally at a bowl game in the country! In 2014, the crowd was treated to player testimonies, live music and food provided by Chick-fil-A. The Fellowship Christian Athletes Bowl Rally will begin at 6 p.m. at the Mobile Convention Center, 1 South Water St. For more information and tickets visit southalabamaafca.org.