Hand Tile Project for Medal of Honor Park
Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Connie Hudson Regional Senior Center (3201 Hillcrest Road, Mobile). Bring your children to make handprint tiles, which will be installed in the entry wall for the new splash pad coming soon to the park. Tiles cost $20, proceeds benefit the project.


GENERAL INTEREST

African-American Read-In
Monday through Thursday, Feb. 4-7, Mobile Public Library, Toulminville Branch. Join special guests and community partners in celebrating black heritage in reading, poetry, storytelling and songs. Call 251-438-7075.

Winter Wednesdays at Bellingrath
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m., “Winter Garden Walk” — Join Bellingrath’s horticultural staff to learn about interesting winter blooms and ornamental vegetables. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., “All about Camellias” with Seth Allen. To register, call 251-459-8727 or email bellingrath@bellingrath.org.

Open House at The Academy
Thursday, Feb. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Parents of students in grades 9, 10 and 11 in Baldwin County high schools are invited to an open house offering students an opportunity to pursue career training in aviation, electrical and instrumentation, welding and millwright. The Academy at the Fairhope Airport is located at 8600-B, County Road 32, Fairhope.

Fairhope History Lectures
Thursday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m. at the Fairhope Public Library. “A History of the Longleaf Pine and Fire in Baldwin County and the Gulf Coast” by Patrick Waldrop.

“Redemption Beyond My Past”
Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. at Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library in Mobile. Documentary film screening of the life of Chris “Champ” Napier” of Prichard. Visit chrischampnapier.com.

Lemonade Day — Coastal Alabama Kick-Off Party
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m. at LuLu’s in Gulf Shores. If you have a child in K-6 and want to teach them about owning their own business, visit lemonadeday.org/coastal-alabama.

Tea for $2
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2-3 p.m., Fairhope Museum of History. Guest speaker Michael Hutchinson, Civil War historian and gunner for the Grand Hotel’s afternoon firing of the cannon. Call 251-929-1471 or visit fairhopeal.gov.

Loda Artwalk
Friday, Feb. 8, 6-9 p.m. in downtown Mobile. This month’s artwalk features works from the Visual Arts Achievement Program (VAAP) at the Mobile Arts Council, the movie “Dunkirk” in Cathedral Square, and other art and live music at many more participating galleries and venues, plus the LoDa Night Market in Bienville Square! Visit facebook.com/lodaartwalk

Opening Day at Alligator Alley
Friday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit gatoralleyfarm.com.

Maker Day at DISL
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m. at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Families with young children are invited for exploring science, technology, engineering and math through stories and making projects together. Visit disl.org.

Alabama Authors Day
Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. at Historic Blakeley Park. An annual showcase of Alabama authors. Special cruise to Bayou Canot, scene of the derailment of the Sunset Limited and the last documented importation of African slaves into the U.S. aboard the Clotilda. Tickets $25 for adults, $17 for kids 6-12. For reservations visit blakeleypark.com/events.

“Spirit of Our Ancestors”
Saturday, Feb. 9, noon to 4 p.m. at Mobile County Training School Gymnasium, first annual “Spirit of Our Ancestors” festival bringing together descendants of slaves on the Clotilda. Contact Joycelyn Davis at joycelyn.davis@aol.com.

Market at The Pillars
Sunday, Feb. 10, noon. Shop local farmers, crafters and bakers; local food and live music. 1757 Government St., Mobile.

Reading by Jamie Quatro
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m. in the USA Student Center Terrace Room. Reading by author Jamie Quatro. Reception and book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.

Educational Lecture Series
Through Feb. 18, Gulf Shores Welcome Center (3459 Gulf Shores Parkway) offers free educational lectures. Lectures are approximately 60 minutes. For complete list, visit gulfshores.com.

Census jobs
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.

“UsToo” Chapter Meeting
First Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m at Infirmary Cancer Care. UsToo focuses on support, advocacy and education for those affected by prostate cancer. Visit ustoomobile.com

Greenleaf Writers Group
Third Saturday of each month at Semmes Library on Moffett Road, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Murder at the Mardi Gras Ball”
Mobile Mystery Dinner, Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. at Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel. Advance reservations required; email Lisa.russell@ernaissancemobile.com.

Valentine’s Day with Mobile Big Band Society
Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. Catered dinner including beverages, spacious dance floor and reserved seating. Tickets available via eventbrite.com. Call 251-432-8863 or 251-604-8381.

 


FUNDRAISERS

“Love and Bowling”
Eastern Shore Lanes will host “Love and Bowling Fundraiser” for Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6-9 p.m. at 10460 Eastern Shore Blvd., Spanish Fort. $35 for singles, $50 for couples, $22.50 for a team of four or more. Visit Ozanampharmacy.org or call 251-432-4111, ext. 109, or 251-721-0458.

“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. Enjoy a date night of faux casino games, food, complimentary beer and wine, live music and receive $1,000 in “fun money” to play blackjack, craps and roulette. 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.

 


ARTS

Arts After Hours
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m. at Haint Blue Brewing Co. (806 Monroe St., Mobile). Learn about the artistry involved in the revitalization of the Crystal Ice House. Complimentary appetizers.

Baldwin Pops Concerts
Thursday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. John Allen Memorial Scholarship Concert at Orange Beach Event Center and Tuesday, Feb. 12 , 7 p.m. at Fairhope Civic Center. www.baldwinpops.com.

Watoto Children’s Choir
Thursday Feb, 14, 7 p.m. at Living Word Christian Center International Ministries (1401 Government St., Mobile). The Watoto Children’s Choir will share their personal stories and perform music of Uganda. Free admittance. Visit lwccim.com or call 251-471-2334.

Open auditions
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. For info email Shari Prestwood, wolf_kyn@yahoo.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.

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.

 


MUSEUMS

“Parading through Time”
Through April 20 at History Museum of Mobile. Join us this Carnival season as we roll through four centuries of Mardi Gras history with Mobile’s Carnival traditions, mystic societies and more. 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.


SPORTS EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Yoga Brunch at Iron Hand Brewing
Sunday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. Join Sway Downtown Yoga Studio as they roll out the mats for Sunday Yoga Brunch. $10; participants receive 20 percent off food and nonalcoholic beverages. Iron Hand Brewing, 206 State St. (Mobile).

Pool Club
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 Dwayne Rapp will be there to help any beginners. Call 251-463-7980 or 251-208-1610.

Tennis Club
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 Mike Ho is available to play or help with beginners. Call 251-463-7980 or 251-208-1610.

Piyo Stretch/Tone
Stott’s Studio (off Cottage Hill and N. 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, it’s different every week and based on level of students present. Followed by a practice dance with Q&A time with the instructors. 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.

 


WORKSHOPS

Google Workshop: Sharing your story through video
Thursday, Feb. 7, 9-11 a.m. Learn about the power of YouTube video and how you can use video content to promote your business, improve marketing efforts and build a loyal audience. Workshop shop is free; registration is required and space is limited.


PUBLIC MEETINGS

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.