Viewing the Winter Sky
Wednesday, January 15, 5:30-7 p.m. Bellingrath Gardens. Join us for an evening of stargazing with members of the faculty in the Physics Department at the University of South Alabama. Following a brief lecture in the Magnolia Room, guests will gather on the Great Lawn to view the night sky. Telescopes will be set up to view planets and constellations. Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars and flashlights. To make a reservation, please call 251-459-8868.
Live music dinner cruise
Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 p.m. Perdido Queen Cruise. Enjoy our comfortable climate controlled cabin with the best views in town. Dinner catered by Dauphin’s, live music with dance floor on our top deck and a full cash bar is included. Tickets are available at perdidoqueen.com or 251 948 6611.
Real Talk for Women
Wednesday, January 15, 5:30-8 p.m. JLM Headquarters. This unique social event will feature a panel of doctors from across the women’s health spectrum and will provide women with a comfortable and private environment to receive valuable health information along with preventative health screenings. All women are invited to this open event. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the panel begins at 6:30 pm. For more information visit juniorleaguemobile.org.
8th Annual Community Fit Fair
Thursday, January 17, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center (Gulf Shores). Enjoy our community Fit Fair and Open House featuring the area’s top health and wellness professionals. Free door prizes, refreshments, and health screens. Free and open to the public. For more information call 251.968.1420 or visit www.gulfshoreal.gov.
Gulf Coast Comedy Fest
Friday, January 17, 7 p.m. inside Brandon Styles Live Showroom in Downtown OWA. This year see stand-up comedians and a surprise act. Seating is limited so get your ticket now at GulfCoastComedyFest.com.
“Insanity of Murder”
Saturday, January 18, 6:30 p.m. at Bellingrath Hall (Corner of Ann and Dauphin). Happy Valley Sanitarium’s former Dr. Schmuck is now deceased. Come solve his murder in comfort i.e. pjs, housecoat, fuzzy slippers, blankies. For more information visit www.mobilemysterydinners.com.
Annual Lee-Jackson salute
Sunday, January 19, 2 p.m. Magnolia Cemetery/Confederate Rest. Brief address on lives of Generals Lee and Jackson. Uniforms, period cannon and arms fire. Sponsored by Raphael Semmes Camp 11 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. For more information call A.J. DuPree 251-421-0491.
Environmental filmmaker Ben Raines
Thursday, January 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m at Bellingrath Gardens. The award-winning director and environmental writer will give us an update on his latest adventures, including the discovery of the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to arrive in the United States. To make a reservation, please call 251-459-8868.
Lip Sync battle
Thursday, January 23, 7 p.m. Soul Kitchen. Fuse Project is bringing the ultimate Lip Sync Battle to Mobile Bay. Select teams will bring their best to “Perform for a Purpose” before a panel of judges and their peers. Besides supporting an important local cause, this event will include an evening full of live performances, special guests, all-star entertainment, and drink specials in a casual, fun environment. Presented by Infirmary Health. For more information, please visit lipsync.fuseproject.org
An Evening with Casey Cep
Thursday, January 23, 6:30-9 p.m. Bernheim Hall at Ben May Library. Casey Cep is a writer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her first book, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee was an instant New York Times bestseller. Following Cep’s presentation at 7 p.m., there will be a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a book signing in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room. For more information on this event, please call (251)494-2298. For more information on this speaker please visit www.prhspeakers.com.
Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy
Friday, January 24, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Ben May Main Library. Come and meet Crazy Horse Family member Elder Floyd Clown Sr. and author William Matson as they discuss their book, Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy. Books will be available for sale. For more information, please call 494-2172.
National Puzzle Day
Saturday, January 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Toulminville Branch Library. Step up to the challenge of Puzzle-Mania. Participants need to register in teams of four with at least one adult team member. For more information or to register your team, please call 251-494-4982 or 251-580-7626.
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.
Little Red School House cook-off
Saturday, January 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pirates Bar & Grill. Join us for a family fun day at the 5th Annual Little Red School House Chili and Wing Cook-off at Pirate’s Bar and Grill! Teams will cook chili, wings, and specialty dishes for attendees to sample. Live music with the Ryan Dyer Band! Tickets are $10 and benefit Dauphin Island Elementary.
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.
Mobile Jewish Film Festival
Running from January 16 – February 2, this series features ten films that will open your eyes to Jewish music, culture, and historical significance. Screenings will be held in various venues around the city, and tickets for the films may be purchased via the Mobile Jewish Federation’s website at https://www.mobilejewishfederation.org/mobile-jewish-film-festival-2020/ or by calling 251.490.4872.
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Sunday, January 19, 3 p.m. at Laidlaw Recital Hall presented by Mobile Chamber Music. For more information and tickets contact email@example.com, www.mobilechambermusic.org, (251) 633-8840.
Now thru Sunday, January 19 at South Baldwin Community Theatre. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like backstage at a show, this romp takes you through first rehearsal to opening and closing night. Written by C. Stefan Morrisette. For showtimes and tickets visit sbct.biz.
“Mandate for Murder”
Now thru Sunday, January 19 at Chickasaw Theatre. Another spoofy mystery when on election night a campaign worker turns up dead. Written by Pat Cook. For further information or reservations, visit cctshows.com or call 251.457.8887.
“Dulcimer & Guitar”
Thursday, January 23, 6 p.m. Foley Public Library. Musicians, Erin Hussey & Tom Walter will provide us with an evening of “Dulcimer & Guitar” Seating is limited so reservations are required. Please call 251-943-7665 to make a reservation. You can also find info on this and other events at www.foleylibrary.org or check the library’s Facebook page or Instagram account.
Now thru Sunday, January 26 at Joe Jefferson Playhouse. The Joe Jefferson Players present The Graduate, a tale of a young man who gets involved with his older neighbor, then falls for her daughter. Please visit joejeffersonplayers.com for showtimes and tickets.
Sunday, January 26, 4 p.m. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. From jazz music, African music, and gospel music, to classical, listeners will hear the diverse sounds of Mobile, Alabama. This program is a collaborative effort with Mobile’s Singing Children and with members of the Alabama School of the Arts voice department. For more information contact Marla Reis via christchurchcathedralmobile.onmicrosoft.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. 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile. Call 251-208-5200.
Pop culture trivia
Thursday, January 16, 7 p.m. at new Malbis location of Island Wing Company. For more information call 251-626-3042.
Mardi Gras trivia contest
Thursday, January 16, 7 p.m. at Electric Piano Bar (behind Spot of Tea on Dauphin Street). Join us for Mardi Gras trivia and win you bar tab. For more information contact Chris 251-423-7150.
Friday, January 17, 6 p.m. Foley Public Library. Seating is limited so please call 251-943-7665 for reservations. Donations required. Free snacks and drinks. For more information visit www.foleylibrary.org.
Panther Pride 5k
Saturday, January 18, Murphy High School. Murphy High School’s PTSA-hosted Panther Pride 5K Run is an outstanding event that allows students, faculty/staff, alumni, family, and friends to celebrate the school. Enjoy the beautiful midtown streets as you complete the 3.1-mile stretch surrounding Murphy’s majestic campus. Admission: $17 – $34. All proceeds go to benefit Murphy High School.
Saturday, January 25, 1:30 pm Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The Reese’s Senior Bowl is the premier college football all-star game showcasing the best-of-the-best from across the country. Senior Bowl Week kicks off with practice January 21st and is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. For complete information on the weeks’ events visit https://www.seniorbowl.com/the-game/.
Saturday, January 25, 8 a.m. at Historic Blakeley State Park. 5k and fun run. Preregistration $20 for adults, $15 for 12 & under. Register at www.blakeleypark.com/events.
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. For more information find us on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/Moonlight-Chass%C3%A9-Ballroom-Dance-Society-Hot-Wheels-Skating-Rink-146949183768/
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.
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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