BarKing Grand Opening
Thursday, March 7, 4 p.m. at BarKing Optical (9 Dauphin St., Suite101, Mobile). Visit barking optical.com or call 251-438-1153.
Tea for $2
Thursday, March 7, 2-3 p.m., Fairhope Museum of History. Jo Ann Broadus, longtime director of Dogwood Trail Program, on Dogwood Trail Maids Court in Baldwin County and its importance to young members of the community. Call 251-929-1471 or visit fairhopeal.gov.
Fairhope History Lectures
Thursday, March 7, 6 p.m. Fairhope Public Library. “The Story of Clay in Fairhope” by Zach Sierke.
Preserving the Indian Trade Canal
Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. Foley Public Library. Baldwin County Genealogical Society hosts avocation archaeologist Harry A. King, who will discuss the excavations and exploration of the Indian Trade Canal. Free to the public.
OBA Festival of Art
March 9-10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, more than 100 artists plus music, live art demos and food trucks. Free admission. Public parking at Orange Beach Sportsplex with $5 shuttle all-day service.
“Little Mermaid” Tea
Saturday, March 9, 2-4 p.m., Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Tea, treats and appearance by Mobile Ballet’s “Little Mermaid” dancers. Seating limited. Tickets $12. Contact Brown Paper Tickets or 251-471-6364 for ticket information.
Post-Mardi Gras Cleanup on One Mile Creek
Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. to noon at 498 Marion St., Mobile. Join Mobile Baykeeper and see firsthand the amount of Mardi Gras litter that pollutes local waterways. Learn more at mobilebaykeeper.org/litterfreemardigras and visit the event page at bit.ly/PostMardiGrasCleanup.
Azalea Bloom Out
During the month of March, enjoy the blooms of 250,000 azaleas throughout the 65-acre estate at Bellingrath Gardens. Check the “Azalea Watch” page on bellingrath.org for regular updates. Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free breast cancer screenings
Saturday, March 9, starting at 8 a.m., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority South Eastern Regional Conference mobile mammography unit will offer free breast cancer screenings at the Arthur J. Outlaw Convention Center. To schedule, visit assuredimaging.com/AKA or call 888-233-6121. For more information, email Joan Dangerfield at email@example.com.
Baby expo at USACW
Sunday, March 10, 2-4 p.m. at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Baby expo is free and family-friendly. Door prizes, exhibitors, guided hospital tours and meet the care teams. Call 251-471-7262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afternoon of stars at main library
Sunday, March 10, 3 p.m. at the Ben May Main Library. Members of the cast of Mobile Opera’s production of Puccini’s “Il Tabarro” will perform musical selections. Admission is free. Call 251-432-6772 or visit mobileopera.org.
Glen Will’s “Forgotten Alabama”
Tuesday, March 12, 3:30 p.m. at Moorer/Spring Hill Library. Author and photographer Glenn Wills, who has made a career of documenting Alabama’s past, will give a presentation of his work and books “Forgotten Alabama” and “More Forgotten Alabama.” Call 251-494-2298.
Christus Lecture Series
Presented by The Rev. Dr. Kara N. Slade. “The Fullness of Time: Jesus Christ, Science and Modernity,” Thursday, March 14, Byrne Memorial Hall, 7 p.m.; and “Political Theology, Progress and Temporality,” Friday, March 15, Byrne Memorial Hall, 10:15 a.m.
Lupus Support Group Meeting
Every third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m. Providence Hospital Moorer Conference Room #1. Sponsored by Hats & Heels Inc. Visit hatsandhealsinc.org.
Heart & Soul Book Club Meeting
Every fourth Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m. at Mobile West Regional Library. Contact Cassandra at email@example.com.
The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking temporary part-time workers to apply to conduct the 2020 Census in Southwest Alabama, including Mobile and Baldwin counties. Paid training, flexible hours and pay averaging $17 per hour. Apply at 2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-JOB-2020.
Spring tea at the Bragg
Friday, March 15, 2-5 p.m., Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Treats, tea and an informal look at the home. Proceeds benefit its ongoing restoration and operation. Call 251-471-6364; purchase tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/4055488. Seating is limited.
Touch a Truck
Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hank Aaron Stadium. Family-friendly event offering children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of trucks and meet the people who build, protect and serve our community. $20 per car admission. Presented by Caribe Resort and FOX10. Benefits pediatric cancer research at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute and Adoption Rocks. Visit usahealthsystem.com/events/touch-a-truck.
“Many More Miles”
For the 16th year, Baldwin Bone & Joint is hosting a community project to collect shoes for Wings of Life homeless outreach programs and for, the first year, Family Promise of Baldwin County. Gently used athletic shoes accepted through March 23. For more information and drop-off locations, visit baldwinboneandjoint.com.
Free concert by Josh Ritter
Thursday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. Josh Ritter has released nine full-length studio albums and is author of the New York Times bestseller, “Bright’s Passage,” a novel set in Appalachia after WWI. Email Nathan Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Pressing Matters” at UM
“Pressing Matters” by artist Jessica Smith will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Martin Gallery, University of Mobile campus. Contact Phillip Counselman, chair of the Department of Art, at 251-442-2283 or email@example.com.
“The Undersea Well”
Jane Cassidy manipulates various technologies, such as speakers and projectors, and fuses light and sound to form meditative environments filled with visual music. Mobile Museum of Art; call 251-208-5200 or visit mobilemuseumofart.com.
Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition
Mobile’s Ben May Main Library is hosting a retrospective of original works by Maurice Sendak, best known for his 1963 children’s classic, “Where the Wild Things Are.” Through Monday, March 25. Call 251-494-2298 or visit mobilepubliclibrary.org.
“Parading through Time”
Roll through four centuries of Mardi Gras history with Mobile’s Carnival traditions, mystic societies and more. Through April 20, History Museum of Mobile. Visit historymuseumofmobile.com.
Thursdays at MMoA
Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Mobile Museum of Art offers free admission to all Mobile County residents. No reservations necessary. 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile. Call 251-208-5200.
Funky Monkey 5K & Fun Run
Saturday, March 9, 8 a.m., USA Moulton Bell Tower. Stick around to feast on Mobile’s Biggest Banana Split by Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shop. Register online at bit.ly/FM5k2019.
Gulf Coast Classic
March 11-28 at Gulf Shores Sportsplex. Baseball and softball teams participate in tournaments. Visit GulfShore.com/Sports or call 1-800-745-SAND.
Mitternight Park Pool Club (off University and Moffett in Mobile) is open Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., for those interested in playing pool and bumper pool. Instructor available. Call 251-463-7980 or 251-208-1610.
Laun Park Table Tennis Club (off Cottage Hill and Demetropolis in Mobile) is open Mondays and Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., for all interested in playing table tennis. Coach available. Call 251-463-7980 or 251-208-1610.
Stott’s Studio (off Cottage Hill and North Demetropolis in Mobile) offers Piyo Stretch (relaxing Pilates and yoga) and Piyo Tone (toning Pilates and yoga plus weights). Call 251-463-7980 or 251-208-1610.
Bingo at Via
Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Open to the public. Via Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. in Mobile, 251-478-3311.
West Coast Swing in Fairhope
Wednesdays at 7 p.m., American Legion Post 199 in Fairhope. Hosted by Pensacola Dance Society. Call 850-503-9978.
Adult skate night
Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 8-10:30 p.m. at Dreamland Skate Center (5672 Three Notch Road, Mobile) with DJ Beaux, $5. Call 251-661-6997.
Baldwin County Commission: First and third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., 322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette. Work sessions are 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, baldwincountyal.gov.
Baldwin County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale, baldwincountyal.gov.
Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave., 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 second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., daphneal.com.
Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd., 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 held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m., cofairhope.com.
Fairhope Planning Commission: First Monday at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. Visit 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.; cityoffoley.org.
Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St., gulfshoresal.gov.
Mobile City Council: Tuesdays at Government Plaza, 205 Government St. Pre-council meeting at 9 a.m.; council meeting at 10:30 a.m., cityofmobile.org.
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