March 6

Corks in the Courtyard
Legacy Bat & Grill will host Corks in the Courtyard, an event to raise funds for Via Center, senior citizen services/ The Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Canter. The event will include wine tastings, heavy hors d’oeuvres and music by Roman Street. Tickets are $35 per person.

A Night to Remember
UMobile Big Band Jazz. University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts/ School of Music and School of Worship Leadership will be having a concert at 7 p.m. at Saraland Center for Performing Arts, Saraland High School 1115 Industrial Prkwy, Saraland Contact 251-442-2383 or www.umobile.edu for more information.


March 7

Chamber Golf Classic
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Golf Tournament at Timbercreek Golf Course. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. Individual tickets are $150, hole sponsorships are $850.

Southeastern Theatre Conference
Over 4,000 actors, professional company representatives, design and technical professionals, theatre educators, students from universities and high schools, commercial exhibitors, university representatives, community theatre producers and participants – those who practice theatre as a vocation and those who hold it as their avocation – will gather for the nation’s largest theatre convention.
Contact: www.setc.org


March 8

American Cancer Society Chili Cook-off
The American Cancer Society will host their 25th Annual Chili Cook-off, for a spectacular, fun-filled day of food, fun and entertainment! The 25th Annual Chili Cook-Off is Mobile’s “hottest” charity event where teams compete for bragging rights on who has the best chili in town. Proceeds from Chili Cook-Off will be used for programs to teach the importance of early detection and prevention; patient services such as transportation, prosthetics and life saving research. The event will be at the Fairgrounds. For more information please call (251) 344-9858.

Festival of Art
The Orange Beach Festival of Art celebrates 40 years of fine and culinary ares the Gulf Coast. This year’s Festival will also feature more than 90 artist in a variety of mediums including performance art, dancing and music from local and regional songwriters and musicians. The Festival of art will take place at the Coastal Arts Center in Orange Beach Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Festival of art is free and open to the public. For more information call 251-981-2787

Fantasy Doll and Toy Show
The Eastern Shore Doll Study Club of Alabama will be having a Fantasy Dool and Toy Show at Fairhope Civic Center Auditorium on N. Section St. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 and for children ages 6-12 $1.

Home & Product Show
Baldwin County Home Builders Home and Product Show at Daphne Civic Center.

BBQ & Brew
Benefitting the United Veterans of Alabama will be a Backyard BBQ Cookoff & Homebrew competition. Contact 251-583-0702 or jackgciu@aol.com for more information.


March 9

Open Studio
Artists at work; complimentary mimosas; works by more than 60 area artists on display. Sun, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cathedral Square Gallery (612 Dauphin St.)

Film: “Dallas Buyers Club”
Matthew McConaughey stars in Dallas Buyers Club as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. The Crescent Theater has many showings of this film. March 7th- March 13th; 2 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; call 251-438-2005 for tickets and more information.


March 10

Read It & Eat It
Best selling Author of Oxygen, Carol Cassella will be at the Fairhope Public Library signing and discussing her new book, Gemini. This event is free and open to the public. The signing starts at noon, bring a bag lunch or call to reserve a lunch from Andree’s for $10.


March 11

Remington College Mobile Campus 3 Lives Blood Drive
Mobile area to donate blood at its upcoming 3 Lives blood drive, a national effort to recruit minority blood donors and help supply local hospitals with blood. 3 Lives is held in partnership with America’s Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. The effort has resulted in more than 10,000 pints of blood collected since the program began; that’s enough blood to save more than 30,000 lives! Please help the cause and donate blood from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. All the blood collected will be used to help people in the Mobile area.
Contact: Wellons communications-407-339-0879 for more information.

Eggs N’ Issues With Jim Byard, Jr. Director
The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Business Academy Eggs N’ Issues breakfast will feature the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs with director Jim Byard, Jr. He will speak on what ADECA is and how it affects the area with a focus on workforce and economic development both in the area and the state. The breakfast takes place at Daphne United Methodist Church Community Life Center, 2401 Main St., Daphne. The fee to attend the event is $10 which includes a hot breakfast. To sign up call 928-6387. RSVPs are a must.

Read It & Eat It
Erika Robuck will at the Fairhope Public Library signing copies and discussing her new book, Fallen Beauty at 12:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a bag lunch or call to reserve a lunch from Andree’s for $10.


March 12

Lenten Music Series Luncheon
The Christ Church Cathedral hosts a Lenten Music Series each Wednesday during lent and invites the public to attend. This week’s performance is: The Archduke Trio; pianist, cellist, and violinist.

Nami Walk Team Captain Kick Off Luncheon
Free luncheon for those committed to being a NAMIWalks Team Captain. We will provide training, materials, tools and motivation to successfully build awareness and raise funds through this years NAMIWalks event! Meet at Providence Hospital DePaul Center Start at 11:30 a.m. Contact Connie Ewing at 709-3044 or visit namimobile@gmail.com for more information.

Conversation with Author Carolyn Haines
Conversations with Carolyn Haines is at 7 p.m. at Stewartfield. On Spring Hill College campus. She will discuss her newest work, The Seeker, written under the pseudonym R.B. Chesterton. Dr. Ron O’Gorman is the moderator. A book signing and light refreshments follow each event. The public is invited. The event is free for Friends members and a donation is encouraged for others.

Contact: For more information, contact Julie A. Kraft at 251-380-2284 or jkraft@shc.edu