Flora-Bama Polar Bear Dip
Wednesday, January 1, 12-3 p.m. Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar. Come ring in the New Year by taking a dip into the Gulf of Mexico at high noon. Dippers and other participants dress up or just show up for this special day. The Flora-Bama provides a traditional feast with black-eyed peas, cornbread, ham, and more for those who take the plunge.
“The Christmas Jam – Your Office Holiday Murder”
Thursday, January 2, 7-9 p.m. Perdido Queen Dinner Cruise. When something sinister happens, you better prepare your best alibi because no one is beyond suspicion and everyone is considered guilty until proven innocent! Visit https://perdidoqueen.com/cruises/murder-mystery-dinner-cruise/ to reserve your spot today.
Small Talks: All That We Wear
Thursday, January 2, 6 p.m. at Alabama Contemporary Art Center. A set of short talks by local makers and enthusiast. Each speaker will give a 10-minute presentation. Speakers include: Richard Hamilton: Designer and founder of Mobile Fashion Week, Hamilton will share how fashion shaped his personal and professional life. Courtney Matthews: As a professional make-up artist, art event organizer, and force of nature, Matthews will talk on style as personal art form. Drew Magnuson: A professional tattoo artist at KAOZ, Manguson will delve into the evolution of his particular style and the art of permanent mark-making. For more information find us on Facebook @alabamacontemporary.
First Friday Art Walk
Friday, January 3, 6-8 p.m. Fairhope’s First Friday Art Walk is a celebration of local artists, makers, crafters, and music. Stroll Downtown Fairhope and shop vendors and local boutiques while enjoying the cooler evening air. Restaurants and businesses are open late for the event.
Lending Tree Bowl Parade
Saturday, January 4, 6:30 p.m. in Downtown Mobile. Mobile Mystics will parade in this year’s event.
Saturday, January 4, 8 p.m. Saenger Theatre. Comedian Darren Knight aka Southern Momma. Tickets $28-$58. For tickets and more information visit saengermobile.com.
Improv Comedy Night
Saturday, January 4, 7:30 p.m. Chickasaw Civic Theatre. Bring a friend and come enjoy some sidesplitting laughter. Admission $5 per person. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with snacks and drinks.
1st Sunday Outdoor Market
Sunday, January 5, at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. Join 5 Rivers for their monthly market where you and the entire family can shop local arts and crafts, pick fresh produce from the farmers market and more.
Sunday, January 5, 2 p.m. Bernheim Hall at Ben May Main Library. Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical about a disfigured composer and his unrequited love for an opera singer. Enjoy the music and sing-along to some of your favorite songs. Fans are encouraged to come in costume of their favorite character. Admission is free. For more information, please call the Mobile Opera at 251-432-6772.
Free camellia tours
Every Sunday in January at 2 p.m. Guided 2-hour tour of updated Camellia Garden for 15 people at a time by reservation. For reservations please call 251-753-0348 or email Becky Root email@example.com.
January 8-February 26 at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Gulf Coast residents and visitors are invited to the Winter Wednesdays series in January and February. The sessions are held each week in the Magnolia Room in the Magnolia Café from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (except for the January 15 event, Viewing the Winter Sky, which takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m.). Admission to the program is included in the regular Gardens admission, and guests are encouraged to tour the Gardens after the session. Registration is requested. To register please call 251-459-8864.
Volunteer Tree Planting Day
Saturday, January 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the new Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (20499 Oak Road East (CR) Gulf Shores. Meet outside the main entrance building and bring some work gloves, a spade shovel and if you have one, a wheelbarrow. Please call Lisa Atchley to register in advance at 504-430-5958. The new zoo is not open to the public until February 1, 2020.
Saturday, January 11, 10-11:30 a.m. The Mobile Creole Cultural and Historical Preservation Society and the Mobile Public Library invite you to come meet Scott Corcoran from the History Museum of Mobile as he discusses Mobile’s unique Colonial experience. For more information, please call 494-2172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Mobile Creole Cultural and Historical Preservation Society, please go to mobilecreolesociety.weebly.com.
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 email@example.com.
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.
2020 MFRD Wish calendar
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department and Make-A-Wish Alabama have partnered to create a charity calendar. The calendar, which is designed to raise funds for local kids, features Mobile firefighters and Wish kids together, participating in firefighting action. Calendar is available for $20, and 100% of the proceeds are guaranteed to go directly to Make-A-Wish Alabama. Calendars are available for purchase at Central Fire Station, 701 St. Francis St., MFRD Supply Division, 2851 Old Shell Rd. or online at www.cityofmobile.org/fire.
Saturday, January 4, 10 a.m. at The PACT. This workshop will be great prep for those auditioning, or for those who would like to refine skills. At this workshop, students will learn the audition & callback dance prior to auditions & callbacks. As well as going over what to expect at auditions and callbacks. Tips & Tricks will be shared from the directorial staff of Shrek. Cost is $20 per person participating. Limited Space. Reserve your spot today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, email us at email@example.com.
Peter Pan Jr. auditions
Monday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 7, 6 p.m. at The PACT. Register for auditions online at thepactmobile.com/auditions
“Ancient Rome” reception
Thursday, January 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at History Museum of Mobile. Opening reception of “Ancient Rome: The Empire That Shaped the World.” Live music by Roman Street, complimentary beer & wine, and hors d’oeuvres by Naman’s Catering.
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.
Azalea ballroom dance
Wednesday, January 8th. Cpen to the public with music by Deuces Wild held at the Dreamland skate Center at 5672 Three Notch Rd., Mobile, AL. Swing and Charleston Dance Lessons taught by Marguerite Pivarnik from 6 to 7. Dance Lessons$10 and Dance $10 costumes encouraged
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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