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Three Mile Creek listening sessions
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4-6 p.m. at Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Drive) and Thursday, Jan. 31, 4-6 p.m. at Ashland Place Methodist (15 Wisteria Ave). Review current progress of the Greenway Trail design. Register at threemilecreek.eventbrite.com.


GENERAL INTEREST

Little Flower Open House
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m., Little Flower Catholic School. Call 251-479-5761.

Winter Wednesdays at Bellingrath
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 5:30-7 p.m. “Viewing the Winter Sky,” led by members of the University of South Alabama Department of Physics. Following a brief lecture, telescopes will be set up for viewing of planets and constellations. To register call 251-459-8727 or email bellingrath@bellingrath.org.

Junior League open house
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m. at Junior League of Mobile (56 N. Sage Ave.). JLM is recruiting women for our next class of community volunteers and leaders. Learn how you can make a positive impact on our community. Visit juniorleaguemobile.com/membershipinterestform.

History chat
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4 p.m. at The Exchange 202. Free happy hour, hear entertaining stories of the history of Mardi Gras in Mobile from Cart Blackwell, curator of Mobile Carnival Museum. Visit Exchange202.com.

Tea for $2
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2-3 p.m., Fairhope Museum of History. Guest speaker Phillip M. Bodin, “Archaeology in Baldwin County.” Call 251-929-1471 or visit fairhopeal.gov.

3 Lives Blood Drive
Thursday, Jan. 31, 4-8 p.m at Remington College, Mobile Campus (828 Downtowner Loop W.).

Democratic Volunteer Ceremony
Friday, Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m. at Sylvia’s at Fort Conde. Entertainment by Excelsior Band. Guest speaker Rep. Adline Clarke. Contact Aisha Davis-Williams, 251-622-7978.

Weeks Bay cleanup
Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers meet at Pelican Point/Big Mouth boat ramp (end of County Road 1). Bring canoes, kayaks and paddleboards; gloves and trash bags provided. Call 251-990-5004, email yael@weeksbay.org or visit facebook.com/WeeksBayFoundation/.

Krewe de la Dauphine parade
Saturday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m. on Bienville Boulevard on Dauphin Island.

Outdoor Market at 5 Rivers
Shop for local, handmade arts and crafts, Mardi Gras items and locally grown farmers market items Sunday, Feb. 3, 12-4 p.m. Call 251-621-0782.

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

Educational Lecture Series
Through Feb. 18, Gulf Shores Welcome Center (3459 Gulf Shores Parkway) will offer free educational lectures. Lectures are approximately 60 minutes. For complete list, visit gulfshores.com/plan/welcome-centers.

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.


FUNDRAISERS

Car wash for a cause
Griffith Service Station, American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Junior Leadership Council of Mobile are raising money to help cancer patients. Through Jan. 31, 10 percent of car wash sales at Griffith Service Station, corner of Government and Ann streets in midtown Mobile, will be donated to ACS to cover transportation costs for cancer patients.

“Remembering a Hero” — Sean Tuder Benefit
Thursday, Jan. 31, 5:30-11 p.m. at Cedar Street Social Club. Live entertainment, raffles, $5 cover at the door. All proceeds go directly Officer Tuder’s wife, Krissy. Find us on Facebook @cedarstreetsocialclub for a list of donation drop-off locations.

Pancake Breakfast Honoring Sean Tuder
Saturday, Feb. 2, 8:30 a.m. at Ed’s Seafood Shed. $10 breakfast; 100 percent of proceeds benefit to Krissy Tuder, Officer Tuder’s wife, and their family.

Fallen Officer Tuder Car Wash
Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. at Cowboys and Angels. $10 car wash and $10 chicken dinner plates. All proceeds to benefit Officer Tuder’s family.

“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. The cost is $35 for singles, $50 for couples, $22.50 for a team of four or more. For more information visit Ozanampharmacy.org, like on Facebook, follow on Twitter or call 251-432-4111, ext. 109, or 251-721-0458.

“Many More Miles”
For the 16th year, Baldwin Bone & Joint will host 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

Von Hansen at Laidlaw
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2:30 p.m. at Laidlaw Recital Hall, University of South Alabama. Percussionist Von Hansen will present a free clinic at 2:30 p.m., followed by an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general, $5 for USA faculty and staff. Call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136.

Artist Talk at USA
Thursday, Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m. at the Mary Elizabeth & Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art. Featuring TaKharii Williams. Call 251-461-1993 or visit southalabama.edu/departments/library/librarygalleries/calendar.

“The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein”
Friday, Feb. 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Joe Jefferson Playhouse. A musical based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name. For tickets visit joejeffersonplayers.com.

“Smoke on the Mountain”
Chickasaw Civic Theatre presents “Smoke on the Mountain” Feb. 1-3. A fun, family-friendly musical telling the story of a Saturday night gospel sing at a rural church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. For tickets visit cctshows.com or call 251-457-8887.

The PACT “School of Rock” Audition Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m. at The Pact (3995 Cottage Hill Road); $20 per person. Pre-registration required, call 251-307-5056.

Auditions for “Guys and Dolls”
Feb. 3 and Feb 5 at 6:30 p.m at Chickasaw Civic Theatre. Bring your sheet music, your sizes and potential conflicts and be prepared to cold-read short parts from the script. Questions or further information, contact director Mary Jo Alsip at sgalsipmd@aol.com or 251-457-8887.

Disney’s DCappella
Monday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. at Saenger Theatre. Visit mobilesaenger.com for information and ticket locations.

Open auditions
Local artists and authors are collaborating to make a film based on the novel “Beyond the Myst: Lost Years of King Arthur.” Acting parts are both speaking and nonspeaking. Needed: elves, barmaids, tavern patrons, warriors, various fey creatures, camp persons, equestrians and their mounts, undead warriors. 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

Pool Club
Mitternight Park Pool Club (off University and Moffett) is open Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., for anyone looking for 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) 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) 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., 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) with DJ Beaux, $5. Call 251-661-6997.


WORKSHOPS

Marriages end, families don’t
Lifelines Counseling Services will host “Helping Children Cope with Divorce,” an educational program focusing on how effective parenting can lessen the negative impact of divorce and parental separation on children. Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 a.m. to noon and Monday, Feb. 4, 6-10 p.m., 705 Oak Circle Drive East, Mobile. Sign up at lifelinesmobile.org.


MARDI GRAS 2019

Saturday, Feb. 9
Dauphin Island People’s Parade, 1 p.m., Dauphin Island

Friday, Feb. 15
Conde Cavaliers, 6:30 p.m., Route A

Saturday, Feb. 16
Order of the Rolling River, 2 p.m., Dauphin Island Parkway
Bayport Parading Society, 2:30 p.m., Route A
Mystic DJ Riders, 3 p.m., Route A
Pharaoh’s Mystic Society, 6:30 p.m., Route A
Conde Explorers, 7:30 p.m., Route A

Thursday, Feb. 21
Order of the Polka Dots, 6:30 p.m., Route A

Friday, Feb. 22
Apollo’s Mystic Ladies, 6:30 p.m., Main Street, Daphne
Order of the Inca, 6:30 p.m., Route A

Saturday, Feb. 23
Mobile Mystics, 2 p.m., Route A
Mobile Mystical Revelers, 2:30 p.m., Route A
Mystic Mutts of Revelry, 3 p.m., downtown Fairhope
Mobile Mystical Friends, 3 p.m., Route A
Maids of Mirth, 6 p.m., Route G
Knights of Ecor Rouge, 6:30 p.m., downtown Fairhope
Order of Butterfly Maidens, 7 p.m., Route A
Krewe of Marry Mates, 7:30 p.m., Route A

Sunday, Feb. 24
Neptune’s Daughters, 6:30 p.m., Route A
Order of Isis, 7 p.m., Route A

Monday, Feb. 25
Order of Venus, 6:30 p.m., Route A
Order of Many Faces, 7 p.m., Route A

Tuesday, Feb. 26
Order of LaShe’s, 6:30 p.m., Route A

Thursday, Feb. 28
Mystic Stripers, 6:30 p.m., Route A

Friday, March 1
Mystical Order of Mirams, 6 p.m., Orange Beach
Crewe of Columbus, 6:30 p.m., Route A
Maids of Jubilee, 6:45 p.m., downtown Fairhope

Saturday, March 2
Prichard Mardi Gras Association, 10 a.m., downtown Prichard
Foley Mardi Gras Parade, 11 a.m., downtown Foley
Krewe de Sparta, noon, Saraland
Floral Parade, noon, Route A
Knights of Mobile, 12:30 p.m., Route A
Mobile Mystical Ladies, 1 p.m., Route A
Order of Angels, 1:30 p.m., Route A
Fairhope Mullet Mates, 2 p.m., south of Point Clear on County Road 1
Mystics of Pleasure, 6 p.m., Orange Beach
Mystics of Time, 6 p.m., Route H
Coronation of Queen Ellen Boyd Douglas and King Felix III, 6:30 p.m., Mobile Convention Center

Sunday, March 3, JOE CAIN DAY
Abba Temple Motorcade, noon, Route I
Loyal Order of the Fire Truck, 2:29 p.m., Main Street, Daphne
King Elexis Parade, 2 p.m., Route E
Joe Cain, 2:30 p.m., Route A
Joe Cain Marchers, 3 p.m., Route A
OWA Mardi Gras Celebration — Parade, parties and celebration with Krewe du Cirque of Foley, 4-8 p.m. at OWA
Le Krewe de Bienville, 5 p.m., Route A
Krewe de Secondline, 5:30 p.m., Route A
Coronation of MAMGA Queen and King Elexis, 7 p.m., Mobile Convention Center

Monday, March 4
Arrival of King Felix, 11 a.m, Cooper Riverside Park, Mobile
King’s Parade and Floral Parade, noon, Route A
MLK Business and Civic Organization, 3 p.m., Route D
MLK Monday Mystics, 3:30 p.m., Route D
Moon Pies on Main, kids and pet parade at 4 p.m., float parade at 6 p.m., The Wharf, Orange Beach
Northside Merchants, 4 p.m., Route D
Fairhope Mystic Magnolias, 6:45 p.m., downtown Fairhope
Infant Mystics, 7 p.m., Route F
Order of Doves, 7:30 p.m., Route F

Tuesday, March 5, MARDI GRAS DAY
Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Association, 10 a.m., Gulf Shores
Order of Athena, 10:30 a.m., Route A
Knights of Revelry, 12:30 p.m., Route A
King Felix, 1 p.m., Route A
Comic Cowboys, 1 p.m., Route A
Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association, 2 p.m., Route B
Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade, 2 p.m., Orange Beach
Order of Myths, 6 p.m., Route C


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.