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ACS Camellia Show
National trade and hobby show for camellia enthusiasts. Sunday, Feb. 17, 1-5 p.m. in the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center. Admission is free. Visit americancamellias.com
Valentine’s Day with Mobile Big Band Society
Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m., Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, Mobile. Catered dinner including beverages, spacious dance floor and reserved seating. Tickets via eventbrite.com. Call 251-432-8863 or 251-604-8381.
Hanging Out at Hatch
Topic-driven networking event for the tech entrepreneurial community hosted by Hatch Fairhope on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Free. Thursday, Feb. 14, “Block Chain Explained” with Mike Francis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-472-5629.
Tea for $2
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2-3 p.m., Fairhope Museum of History. Featuring Cindy Hatcher Warren, president of Alabama Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS). Call 251-929-1471 or visit fairhopeal.gov.
Family Heritage Day
Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort McDermott Confederate Memorial Park, Spanish Fort. Re-enactors in period attire will man an authentic campsite and fire rifles and cannon. Free, public invited. Visit scvsemmes.org.
Mobile King Cake-Off
Oyster Shell Strategy is a proud sponsor of the Mobile King Cake-Off, to be held Saturday, Feb. 16, at Azalea Manor in Mobile. More information at kingcakeoff.com.
Dauphin Island for snowbirds
Saturday, Feb. 16, Mardi Paws parades at 9:30 a.m. and sale at Fort Gaines. Saturday, Feb. 23, 9-11 a.m. Camellia-grafting demonstration in Cadillac Square. Visit townofdauphinisland.org.
Baldwin Writers Group
Saturday, Feb. 16, Daphne Library, 10 a.m. to noon. Featuring T.K. Thorne, author of “Last Chance for Justice,” “Noah’s Wife” and “Angels at the Gate.” Her latest effort is a series of modern psychological thrillers. Find “Baldwin Writers Group” on Facebook.
MCHD rabies clinics
The Mobile County Health Department offers low-cost rabies shots for dogs, cats and ferrets. Saturday, Feb. 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Elmo Feed & Seed (9001 Highway 90 West) and Saturday, Feb. 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Dauphin Island Town Hall (1101 Bienville Blvd.). $8-10, cash only. Visit mchd.org.
MOJO Jazz Jambalaya
Monday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m., Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library. MOJO (Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed) presents the Coastal Alabama Community College Jazz Band, directed by Rebecca Barry. Visit mojojazz.org.
Columbus ships at The Wharf
Replicas of Columbus’ ships the Pinta and the Ninã will be at The Wharf in Orange Beach Thursday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 25. Walk-aboard, self-guided tours; $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and $6.50 for students ages 5-16; 4 and under are free. Visit ninapinta.org.
Educational Lecture Series
Through Feb. 18, Gulf Shores Welcome Center (3459 Gulf Shores Parkway) offers free educational lectures lasting approximately 60 minutes. For complete list, visit gulfshores.com.
Winter Wednesdays at Bellingrath
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m., “Things are Seldom What They Seem” with Tom McGehee. Call 251-459-8727 or email email@example.com.
Mardi Gras learning lunch
Wednesday, Feb. 20, noon at The History Museum of Mobile. “The Mother of Mystics and All Her Children” presented by Steve Joynt, author and Mardi Gras historian. For more information, call 251-301-0270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remington College Career Fair
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10a.m. to noon at 828 Downtowner Loop. To RSVP call 251-544-1519 or email 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.
USA giving day
Thursday, Feb. 14, at the University of South Alabama. This 24-hour fundraising challenge to support USA’s academics, scholarships, athletic programs, USA Health and the National Alumni Association. For more information, go to: southalabama.edu.
“All in for the Heart”
Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. at The Pillars. Benefiting the Pediatric Congenital Heart Center at Children’s of Alabama. Faux casino games, food, complimentary beer and wine, live music. Tickets available at give.childrensal.org/allinforheart.
“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.
Watoto Children’s Choir
Thursday Feb, 14, 7 p.m. at Living Word Christian Center International Ministries (1401 Government St., Mobile). For a complete list of performances in the Mobile/Baldwin area, visit watoto.com. Free admittance.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
The Playhouse in the Park (4851 Museum Drive, Mobile) presents a 70-minute Shakespeare adaptation that intertwines love, hidden agendas and the fairies’ trickery and mischief. Friday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2:30 p.m. Reservations at playhouseinthepark.org or call 251-602-0630.
Christ Church Cathedral music series
Sunday, Feb. 17, during 10 a.m. Eucharist and following. Concert pianist and composer from Kazakhstan, Kadisha Onalbayeva. Visit christchurchcathedralmobile.org.
Opera in English
Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Murphy High School Auditorium in Mobile. The Alabama School of the Arts Opera Theatre at University of Mobile presents Menotti’s “The Consul” in English. Call 251-442-2383 or visit umobile.edu.
Local artists and authors are collaborating to make a film based on the novel “Beyond the Myst: Lost Years of King Arthur.” Open auditions are Feb. 23 at the Copper Kettle Tea Bar in Foley, 2-5 p.m. All ages and backgrounds. Email Shari Prestwood, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
Alabama bicentennial murals
Through Feb. 23 at Eastern Shore Art Center. Fairhope artist and historian Dean Mosher has created nine murals for the state’s bicentennial, two of which are being displayed for the very first time. Visit esartcenter.org.
“Parading through Time”
Join us this Carnival season as we roll through four centuries of Mardi Gras history with Mobile’s Carnival traditions, mystic societies and more. Through April 20 at 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. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive. Call 251-208-5200.
Battle of Mobile Bay 5K
Saturday, Feb. 16, 8:30 a.m. at Historic Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island. 5K race sponsored by the Port City Pacers. Visit pcpacers.org for entry forms.
Tai Chi for health
Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. at Via Health, 1717 Dauphin St., Mobile. Eight-week course in “Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention,” suitable for adults of all ages. Call 251-478-3311 for information and to register.
Mitternight Park Pool Club (off University and Moffett in Mobile) is open Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., for those seeking a wholesome place to play pool and bumper pool. Instructor available to help any beginners. 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 to play or help with beginners. Call 251-463-7980 or 251-208-1610.
Stott’s Studio (off Cottage Hill and North Demetropolis in Mobile) is offering Piyo Stretch (relaxing Pilates and yoga), 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. at the American Legion Post 199 in Fairhope. Hosted by Pensacola Dance Society. Call 850-503-9978 for more information.
Adult skate night
The 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.
Shibori and indigo dyeing
Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. Humming Star Alpacas (Silverhill). Participants will create pillows. Email Cheryl@email@example.com or text 251–214–8224 for cost and registration.
“Helping Children Cope with Divorce”
Lifelines Counseling Services hosts an educational program focusing on how effective parenting can lessen the negative impact of divorce and parental separation on children. Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to noon, 705 Oak Circle Drive East, Mobile. Sign up at lifelinesmobile.org.
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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