Cart Blackwell presentation
Wednesday, February 19, the museum will welcome Curator of the Mobile Carnival Museum, Mr. Cart Blackwell, to present “Broken Columns, Pointed Arches, and Bawdy Bordellos: The Architecture of Carnival.” Both lectures will be at noon in the Hearin-Chandler Auditorium located in the History Museum at 111 S. Royal St. Guests are encouraged to bring their lunches and enjoy a presentation about a cultural or historical topic. For more information on Learning Lunch, contact Jennifer Theeck, Curator of Education, at (251) 301-0270 or by email at email@example.com.
Winter Wednesdays at Bellingrath
Wednesday, February 19, 10:30 a.m. The author and historian, John Sledge, will discuss his new book, “The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History,” a narrative of the earth’s tenth-largest body of water that includes the people, ships, and cities that have shaped the Gulf’s human history. Admission is $14 for adults, $8 for ages 5-12 and free to Bellingrath members and to ages 4 and younger. To register, call 251-459-8868.
Med School Café with Fred Bodie, M.D.
Friday, February 21, 11:30 a.m. at USA Faculty Club. An innovator in skin care, Fred Bodie, M.D., a dermatologist with USA Health Dermatology, will discuss new treatments for psoriasis. The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, contact Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rocky Horror Mardi Gras Show
February 21 and 22, 11pm at the Crescent Theater. This Mardi Gras themed show features the classic movie, an original live show and an entire night of audience participation. Let the party and the sound rock on! For more information visit www.crescenttheater.com
Saturday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. Known for its fire-breathing Dragons, incredible floats, and battling marching bands, the Mystics of Time will be adding an interesting twist to this year’s Mardi Gras parade. They will be running it backwards. For more information contact President Thad Hendrix (251) 408-2617.
OWA with Krewe du Cirque
Sunday, February 23, starting 3:30 p.m. with local band Roman Street. OWA is collaborating with local parading organization, Krewe du Cirque, for the second year in a row to bring locals and visitors a celebration, including parades, parties, music and fun. For more information on times, locations, schedules and performers, go to www.VisitOWA.com/MardiGras.
2020 Local Food Production Initiative Forum
Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 p.m. Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship (1150 Fairhope Ave). Speaker Dale Speetjens, of Shipshape Urban Farms, will discuss the design, manufacture, and operation of hydroponic farms built inside up-cycled shipping containers. A $5 donation at the door is suggested. For more information visit www.fairhopelocalfood.org.
Mardi Gras for Mike
Tuesday February 25 from 1-2 p.m. 318 Dauphin Street. Mike Bloomberg, candidate for President, invites you to come by Bloomberg Headquarters. Free food and drink.
Black History Month Cultural Fest
Opening at Hillsdale Community Center, February 27, 6-8 p.m. “Wear Your African Attire.” Interactive Day, February 28, at Seals Community Center 11a.m. – 3 p.m. Festival Day, February 29, Hope Community Center, 11 a.m. – 3 pm. African dancing, talking drums, arts, food, and performances. For more information visit www.cityofmobile.org/parks.
Three Rabbis: Similarities and Contrasts
Thursday, February 27, 6:30 – 8 pm. at Springhill College Student Center LeBlanc Room, 2nd floor. Sponsored by the Mobile Trialogue. This is an informative program featuring Mobile Rabbis: Yosef Goldwasser, Howard Kosovsae and Steve Silberman. It is designed to broaden your knowledge of various aspects of Judaism.
Annual Orchid Show and Sale
February 28-March 1 at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Mobile Area Orchid Society members will display their best orchids and will be available to answer questions and provide tips on growing and caring for orchids. Vendors will be selling orchids, supplies and accessories. For more information visit www.bellingrath.org.
Mobile Bay Green Drinks
Hosted by Alabama Coastal Foundation’s local chapter of an international organization. Informal meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5-7pm at District Hall (Fairhope) and the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Alchemy Tavern (Mobile) to discuss, promote and network about local and global environmental issues. For more information please email email@example.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/MobileBayGreenDrinks.
Alcoholic Anonymous meeting daily at 6pm at Common Ground (8162 Well Road, Daphne). Free and open to newcomers.
Compassionate Friends of Mobile
Every second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. in Room 207 of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, corner of Dauphin and Catherine streets (Mobile). CFM is a support group for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Call 251-721-2209 or visit compassionatefriendsmobile.org.
Lupus Support Group Meeting
Every third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m., Providence Hospital in 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., Mobile West Regional Library. Contact Cassandra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mardi Gras Paid Parking
February 20-22 and 24 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception parking lot at Dauphin & Franklin. Proceeds benefit the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
Many more miles
For the 17th consecutive year, Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C. will once again host this important community project. Those interested in participating are encouraged to clean up those gently used athletic shoes and tie them together in pairs before dropping them off at any of the following locations: Baldwin Bone and Joint (1505 Daphne Avenue, Daphne), Dr. Glenn Glass’ Office (1303 Main Street, Daphne), The University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center, PE Coaches with Participating Schools in Mobile & Baldwin Counties, Final Drop-off Opportunity: 2020 Azalea Trail Run Expo (Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, Mobile Civic Center). For more information, call 251.621.5387 or visit baldwinboneandjoint.com.
“The Miracle Worker”
Presented by the The Playhouse in the Park on February 21st and 22nd at the Playhouse. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for students, children and seniors. To purchase tickets please go to: PlayhouseinthePark.org/box-office.
Friday, February 21, 7 p.m. Pensacola. A special selection of films exploring cultures, preserving environmentalist, and promoting adventure. One night only. Order tickets at Mountainfilm.org.
Friday, February 28, 7 p.m. St James Episcopal Church (860 N. Section St., Fairhope). The Heim Duo has been featured on the internationally syndicated program Classical Guitar Alive. For more information email email@example.com
Beginning Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 8. The secret formula for a scientific breakthrough has been stolen from Sir Claud’s country house and now Sir Claud has been poisoned. Was it the great scientist’s son? His lovely young wife? The mysterious foreignn doctor? The butler? It takes the wits of Hercule Poirot to find the guilty party. For more information and tickets visit cctshows.com or call 251-457-8887.
“In Celebration: Mobile’s Excelsior Band” exhibit
Now through February 2020 at McCall Library/University of South Alabama. Founded in 1883 to celebrate the birth of founder John A. Pope’s son, the band continues its carnival tradition by leading parades and performing Dixieland and Jazz standards as a ten-piece marching brass band. The exhibit offers insight into the perspectives of the people behind the instruments in their own words. For more information visit https://www.southalabama.edu › mccallarchives.
Ancient Rome: The Empire that shaped the world
Now through April 5 at History Museum of Mobile. The most incredible and useful machines and technology from ancient Roman designs have been brought to life for the first time in two thousand years! The exhibition covers the Roman Empire’s most impressive and innovative machines and constructions, including the catapult, early clocks and the secrets behind the incredible Colosseum. For more information visit historymuseumofmobile.com.
Dinosaurs at Exploreum
Now through May 10. Dinosaurs Around the World takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life! For more information visit www.exploreum.com/exhibits/special
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.
Second Wednesday of the month, starting January 2020, a social gathering where people living with dementia and their care partners can participate in expressive arts and enjoy social interaction in a safe and supportive environment. Meeting at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center at 301 Conti Street, Mobile, aL 36602. Call Dementia Friendly Mobile @251-209-1555.
First and 3rd Mondays at Hot Wheels Skating Rink (616 Whispering Pines Rd. Daphne). Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society. Casual/dressy casual, byob and snacks. Doors open at 6:45, live music 7-9 p.m.
Bingo at Via
Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Join us for lunch at Via Cafe $7 each. Bingo $4 per packet. Via Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. (Mobile), 251-470-5222. Open to public.
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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