February 13

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 the Mobile Museum of Art each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. No reservations necessary.

South Alabama men’s basketball team takes on Arkansas State at home, 7:05 p.m.

February 14

Parents Night Out
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center offers an opportunity for parents of children ages 4 – 12 to spend a grown up night out at LoDa Artwalk, enjoying all that downtown Mobile has to offer, while their kids enjoy the best in quality, informal education, entertainment and social development in a secure and structured environment. Children will be able to explore the Exploreum’s hands-on, interactive exhibit galleries, experience a kid-friendly feature film, make new friends, enjoy a popcorn snack with lemonade, and learn lots of new stuff from the Exploreum’s team of informal educators! For more information contact education@exploreum.com

Carnival Time
Mystic Colony Maskers will host their 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Ball at Fairhope Museum of History at 6 p.m., 24 N. Section St., Fairhope. You must wear a mask to attend and you are welcome to bring food and drink if you like. Must be over 21 to attend. Call 251- 929-1471 for more questions.

February 15

SB4G Consignment Sale
Event at Daphne Civic Center will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Located on Highway 98 at Whispering Pines Rd., Daphne, AL

Mobile Ballet Coppelia’s Dollhouse Tea
Girls and their dolls are invited to enjoy high tea and a mini-performance from Mobile Ballet’s March 2014 production of Coppelia. Doll crafts and storytelling will be followed by a dance activity for the girls and their dolls. The tea will last from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 26436 Kensington Place, Daphne, AL. $35 per child. Be sure to bring her favorite doll. Buy tickets in advance.
mobileballet.org (251) 626-8932

Chili for Charity Cook-Off at Oak Hollow Farm
Will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Profits will benefit Ecumenical Ministries. Highway 98 (Greeno Rd.), Fairhope. Call 251-928-3430 for more information.

Basketball tip-off
The South Alabama Jaguars men’s basketball team will take on Western Kentucky on the road, 7 p.m.

February 16

Grand Weddings Expo
Allow us to realize your dream here at the Grand Hotel in the grand ballroom. Admission is $10 per person, the expo will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grad Hotel Marriot Resort, Golf Club & Spa. This is a one-stop opportunity to meet photographers, pastry chefs, wedding coordinators, florists, and everyone you will need to execute the perfect celebration!

Beautiful music
Harpists Mary Brigid Roman and Jamie Gossett will preform St. James Concert Series. Beginning at 4 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 860 N Section St. Fairhope.
Contact 251-928-2912 or www.stjamesfairhope.org foe more information.

February 17

Read It & Eat It with Jen Lancaster
New York Times best selling author Jen Lancaster will be discussing and signing her book, “Twisted Sisters” at noon at the Fairhope Public Library. Tickets are $15 and include lunch and $5 off the purchase of “Twisted Sisters”. Contact 251-928-5295

February 18

Chess Club
The chess club for ages 10-17 (beginners and experienced) will meet at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Mobile Public Library, Ben May Main, 701 Government St. through April 8. Contact: 251-208-7086. www.mplonline.org

February 19

Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning sign of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. Please contact Emily Head for more information and pricing at 251-450-3345 or ehead@hfal.org Location: Housing First, Inc. Start/End Time: 8:00am, 4:30pm

Read It & Eat It with Cathy Marie Buchanan
Award winning author Cathy Marie Buchanan will be discussing and signing her book, “The painted Girls,” at noon at the Fairhope Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or call the store to reserve lunch from Andree’s for $10. Contact 251-928-5295

Winter Wednesdays: Super Wednesday – China and Class in The Bellingrath Collection. Lecture by Stephen Harrison, lunch and afternoon tour of the collections in the Bellingrath Museum Home (included in class fee). Class will start at 10:30 a.m. Bellingrath Gardens and Home Class fee for members $10; nonmembers $20. Reservations are required.