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/.
Viewing the Winter Sky
Wednesday, January 22, 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.
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.
Senior Bowl experiences
Friday, January 24, 3:30-5 p.m. at Mobile Convention Center. Fans get to interact, get an autograph and snap a picture with their favorite player. Followed by the street party and Mardi Gras Player Parade in downtown Mobile. The parade ends at Cathedral Square for a free concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring The Revivalists. For more information visit www.seniorbowl.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.
Architect George B. Rogers: His Career in Retrospect
Wednesday, January 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Bellingrath Gardens, No architect has had the lasting impact on Mobile that George B. Rogers had. His career included office buildings, club houses, mansions and a world class garden while the architectural styles ranged from Italian Renaissance to Colonial Revival. Join Museum Home Director Tom McGehee for an overview of Rogers’ work. For more information visit www.belllingrath.org.
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.
“Automotive Alley” tour
Saturday, January 25, 1 p.m. with Secret History Tours. This tour covers highlights of the northeast section known as Automotive Alley. Along the way you’ll find out the hidden history of daily life from preachers to prostitutes, mardi gras balls to piano players. The $15 tour includes Masonic lodges, fire halls, the Bettie Hunter House, ILA Hall, and historic churches that were the center of spiritual and social life along “The Avenue.” For more information find us on Facebook @secrethistorytours.
Semmes Camellia Festival
Saturday, January 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m at Semmes First Baptist Church. The community is invited to celebrate the unique nursery history of Semmes. Free admission and refreshments.
Small Town, Big Beach
Monday-Tuesday, January 27-28, 7 p.m. at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center (Gulf Shores). Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased online at www.gulfshoresal.gov/stbbproductions.
Edwidge Danticat at USA
Thursday, January 30, 5 p.m. Student Center Ballroom at The University of South Alabama. Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and a National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. While at the university, she will lead a creative writing class and provide a public reading. For more information email email@example.com.
Christus lecture series
Thursday, January 30, 7 p.m. at Byrne Memorial Hall. “Breathing with Both Lungs: An Introduction to Eastern Catholicism,” presented by Mr. Bob Grip (Chair, Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburgh). For more information call 251-380-4660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Louis C.K. at Saenger
Thursday, January 3, 6:30 p.m. Six-time Emmy Award winner Louis C.K. has released over eight stand up specials and is the creator, writer, director, and star of the Peabody Award winning shows Louie and Horace and Pete. For tickets and more information visit mobilesaenger.com.
2020 Sustainability Summit
Friday, January 31st, 8:30am-3:30pm at the University of South Alabama Student Center. Dr. Susan Humphris, Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is this year’s keynote speaker. The deadline to register for the 2020 Summit is noon on Tuesday, January 28. Register at https://www.joinacf.org/2020-sustainability-summit.
Live music dinner cruise
Saturday, February 1, 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.
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 email@example.com.
Autographs 4 Amber
Friday, January 24, 7-9 p.m. at Ashbury Hotel & Suites (600 W. I-65 Service Rd. S.). Join us for a night autographs and pics with Alabama, Auburn and the former pro and college football athletes raffle and live auction. Live music by Bruce Smelley. $10 charity donation for Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness. For more information call Donnie Warren (251) 753-6811 or David Miller (251) 510-5160.
Make-A-Wish 2020 MFRD Calendars
Available at Guncles Gluten Free (1255 Government St.). For information call 251-800-1348. All proceeds support Make-A-Wish Alabama.
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
Now through 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.
“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.
Saturday, January 25, 7:30p.m. and Sunday, January 25, 2:30 p.m. at Saenger Theatre. The Mobile Symphony celebrates exceptional classical hits and exciting local talent, opening with Tchaikovsky’s lush Serenade for Strings, this concert is filled with awe-inspiring pieces showcasing the orchestra’s talent and brilliance! The program features MSO’s own principal horn, Mollie Pate, in Richard Strauss’s first horn concerto. The concert ends with Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. For more information visit https://www.mobilesaenger.com/
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.
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.
Mardi Gras trivia contest
Thursday, January 23, 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.
Mixed martial arts
Saturday, January 25, 7 p.m. at ABBA Shrine Event Center (7701 Hitt Rd.) Southeastern combat championship. For more information visit Eminancepros.com.
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 or call 251-626-0798.
2020 Charity Chase
Saturday, February 1, Packet Pickup 6:15-7:45am, Fun Run 8am, 5K 8:20am. Online registration until January 30 at https://www.thecharitychase.com/. Race Day Registration at O’Daly’s Backyard, 6:15-7:45a.m. Hosted by The Alabama Coastal Foundation.
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.
“Safe Driving Habits and the Teenage Driver”
Monday, January 27, 4-5 p.m. at Daphne Public Library. Sergeant Ken Lassiter, supervisor of the community resource unit of the Daphne Police Department, will discuss safe driving techniques and outline the rules and responsibilities of safe driving. Teens must be accompanied by a parent. This is a free event. For further information or to register call 620-2503.
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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