Murder Mystery dinner cruise
Thursday, January 30, 6:30 p.m. Perdido Queen Cruises. Join the interactive and fun loving cast of Bay City Improv for a Dinner Theater: Murder Mystery Cruise with Dinner catered by Dolphins, Cruising, Dining, and a Full Cash Bar. Bring your friends, family and coworkers and see who will win the “smartest detective” award. Reservations are available at perdidoqueen.com or 251-948-6611.
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 email@example.com
Louis C.K. at Saenger
Thursday, January 30, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Navy in Africatown
Friday, January 31, 3:30 p.m. Mobile County Training School (800 Whitley Street). An appreciation day for the Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit (NORU) of the U.S. Navy and Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG). For the past 2 years, servicemen and women from The Naval Air Station Pensacola, have volunteered one weekend a month to come over to Africatown to help with community “Housekeeping.” For more information contact Joe Womack at email@example.com.
2020 Project Homeless Connect
Friday, January 31, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at The Grounds. Mobile Project Homeless Connect provides legal assistance, employment services, state identification card, social security administration, housing assistance, veteran resources, health and wellness, HIV/AIDS, dental and vision screenings, mental health services, DHR, food stamp applications, public housing authority, case management, academia, school services, GED assistance, beauty and barber, distribution center (clothing, coats, shoes, socks, backpacks, blankets, gloves, hygiene items, etc.), and mainstream services for the homeless. For more information visit https://hfal.org/2020-project-homeless-connect/
2020 Sustainability Summit
Friday, January 31, 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.
1st Sunday Outdoor Market
Sunday, February 2, 12-4 p.m. 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. Free and open to the public. For more information find us on Facebook @5RiversDeltaResourceCenter/
Tuesday, February 4, 6:00 p.m. at 5 Rivers Tensaw Theater. A film fellowship program sponsored by the Alabama Rivers Alliance that is actively raising awareness about Alabama’s incredible natural resources and important environmental issues that impact all of us. This innovative fellowship seeks the best and brightest emerging documentary filmmakers committed to protecting our natural resources, improving human health and achieving environmental justice through film, journalism and collective action. Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Carol Adams-Davis, 702-496-5050 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Garden Walk
Wednesday, February 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Bellingrath Gardens. There’s always something blooming so join our Horticultural Team for a guided tour of our winter plantings. View the full schedule at bellingrath.org; call 251-459-8868 to register.
Wednesday, February 5, 6 p.m. at Saenger Theatre. Come and see the vivacious, energetic, and educational children’s character from the screen to the stage for an all-ages extravaganza of fun, dancing, singing and meeting amazing new friends onstage. For more information and tickets visit mobilesaenger.com
AAF Mobile Bay Awards Show
Thursday, February 6, 6 p.m. at The Mardi Gras Museum. See the best of local advertising creators and creativity. Get tickets online at aafmobilebay.com. Call Elise Anderson for details at 251-753-8115.
Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m. hosted by the City of Fairhope at Coastal Alabama Community College. Arbor Day Poster Contest winners from J. Larry Newton School and Fairhope Intermediate and the 2020 Beautification Award winners will be recognized during the ceremony. To nominate your tree as a treasured tree, you can find an application online at www.cofairhope.com under Public Works Horticulture and Landscape. The Wisteria Garden Club, Boy Scout Troop #47 and local master gardeners will be assisting with the tree seedling give away, set to begin after the ceremony and will continue until noon. For information on the Arbor Day Festivities, call 929-1466.
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.
Joy of Life Mardi Gras Ball
Saturday, February 1, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. Daphne Civic Center. Join us for tastings for local restaurants, live entertainment by Fly By Radio, music by local DJ, photobooth and silent and live auctions. To get tickets visit joyoflifegulfcoast.org. All proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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.
Trebuchet Wind Trio
Thursday, January 30, 7:30 p.m. q5 Laidlaw Recital Hall. In their perpetual quest to expand the repertoire for their combination of instruments, the trio will present a program of both newly commissioned and newly arranged works in addition to some favorites. Admission: $8 General Admission | $5 Students. For more information visit https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/music/laidlaw.html
“Society Shell III – So Long Slice”
Friday, January 31, 5:30 p.m. at Mobile Theatre Guild. Tom Perez’s local satire. For more information and tickets visit http://www.mobiletheatreguild.org/.
Saturday, February 1, 6:30 p.m. Murphy High School Auditorium. Performed by the University of Alabama’s dance company, Yonder! Admission is free, donations accepted. For more information please call 251-930-9060.
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.
“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.
Wild Native Tour
Explore the Port of Mobile, Mobile Bay and the Mobile Tensaw Delta every day at 1pm and 3pm. Cooper Riverside Park. Two hour tours. Call 251-272-4088 for information.
Pop culture trivia
Thursday, January 30, 7 p.m. at new Malbis location of Island Wing Company. For more information call 251-626-3042.
Mardi Gras trivia contest
Thursday, January 30, 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.
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.
Hub City Classic
Saturday, February 8, Garrett Park, Robertsdale, Al. 5K &10K. Presented by the Jace Waters Foundation for Transitional Living. Sign up for the race at www.productionsbylittleredhen.com
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.
Small business workshop
Wednesday, February 5, 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. and Thursday, February 6, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at MAWSS (4725 Moffet Road). This two day workshop will walk attendees through the process of doing a thorough “checkup” of their business. The two-day sessions will examine priorities and challenges for the year a head, market and customer base, systems and processes and personal sense of challenge and satisfaction. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survival principles for kids
Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m. at Blakeley State Park. Children will be introduced to a few of the most basic survival principles that could mean life or death in the unfortunate event they became lost or separated from adults in the outdoors. They will also get a chance to meet some of the specially-trained dogs which assist professional rescue teams in locating lost or injured individuals in wilderness settings. The program is complimentary with regular park admission. For more information, visit www.blakeleypark.com/Events.
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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