GENERAL INTEREST

Celebrate Historic Mobile
The Historic Mobile Preservation Society hosts Celebrate Historic Mobile March 8-11. Includes programs and activities including tours of living spaces, sacred places and resting places. Visit www historicmobiletour.com.

LoDa Artwalk
The second-Friday LoDa Artwalk will be held Friday, March 9, at 6 p.m. in the Lower Dauphin Street district. Sponsored by city of Mobile Special Events and Mobile Arts Council. Call 251-208-1550.

Girls Night Out at The Pillars
Join us for a fun night out for you and your girlfriends, Thursday, March 8, at 5 p.m.  Come enjoy drinks, food, music, giveaways, shopping and more. Free admission.

Cocktails & Creatives
Join us for a happy hour designed to unite Mobilians interested in creativity and creative pursuits at The Merry Widow, Thursday, March 8, at 5:30 p.m. Mission is to inspire everyone to explore their creative natures.

Orange Beach Festival of Art
Two days of visual, musical, performance and culinary fine arts from 100 exhibitors. Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11. Visit www.orangebeachal.gov/facilities/festival-arts/about.

Wave to Work Week
A survey campaign is being conducted March 5-9 to understand how Mobilians get around our beloved city, while creating awareness and advocacy for the Mobile public transportation system. Visit facebook.com/wavetowork/.

Hoopalooza 2018
A family-friendly day of fun and fellowship sponsored by Christ the King Catholic School Booster Club. Open to players in grades 2-8 as well as high school and adult teams. Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Christ the King Catholic School in Daphne. Visit ctkdaphne.org/hoopalooza for ticket information.

Inaugural Grill on the Hill
Numerous teams compete for top honors in the chicken, beef, pork and side dish categories. There will also be live music, drinks and raffle items. Saturday, March 10, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. For more information visit stpaulsearlyedcenter.com/events/.

Leadership Seminar for Girls
In today’s media-absorbed society, it is difficult for young girls to develop a healthy sense of self-worth, self-respect and self-love. Alabama Contemporary Art Center on Saturday, March 10, noon to 3 p.m. For tickets visit Eventbrite.com.

Wee Exchange Kids Resale
Join the largest children’s consignment sale on the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, March 14, at the Abba Shrine, 7701 Hitt Road. 

Radney Foster live
As a young musician straight out of Texas, Radney Foster spent the lengthy drives in between tour stops reading the likes of John Steinbeck, Larry McMurtry and Harper Lee. Come see him Friday, March 9, 6-7 p.m. at Page & Palette in Fairhope.

Funky Monkey 5K & Fun Run
Run, have fun and enjoy Mobile’s biggest banana split at the Funky Monkey 5K & Fun Run Saturday, March 10, 8 a.m. at University of South Alabama campus. Call 251-665-5490 or register at bitly.com/FM5k2018.

Spring Bazaar
Admission is free Saturday, March 10, for Christ United Methodist Church
Spring Bazaar featuring food trucks, arts, crafts and so much more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit christumcmobile.com/springbazaar.

WWII Living History Event
Experience a day in the life of a World War II soldier. See authentic camping, blacksmithing, drills, small-arms firing and more on Saturday, March 10. Visit http://www.dauphinislandtourism.com/calendar/.

Gulf Coast Talent Showcase
The Gulf Coast Spotlight Talent Showcase was created to shine the spotlight on talented young performers right in our own community. Sunday, March 11, beginning at 2 p.m. Contact Adrienne Rea, 251-438-3621.

JDRF South Alabama Walk
Sunday, March 11, beginning at 1 p.m. at Five Rivers in Spanish Fort. Games, music, food and fun! Free, with registration at walk.jdrf.org/Southalabama.

Women’s Resource Center Celebration Banquet
Mobile Convention Center, Tuesday, March 13. Silent auction at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Call 251-473-4000 for tickets or visit www.savalifemobile.org.

Tabletop Game Night
Join the Spanish Fort Public Library for some good old-fashioned fun. The library will have games on loan and you are welcome to bring your own. Meet new friends and sit a spell on Tuesday, March 13, at 4 p.m.

Irish Dancing
Learn traditional jigs, reels, hornpipes and ceilidh dances. Performance and competition opportunities. Classes ongoing weekly for kids 3-18, Saturday mornings at the Azalea City Center for the Arts. New students always accepted. Call Julie Black at 228-239-2422 or email maccrossanirishdance@yahoo.com.

Midtown Optimist Club
Join Midtown Optimist Club every Wednesday at noon for lunch at Azalea City Golf Course. Call 251-348-3542.

Practical Gardening Class
A six-week class at Mobile Botanical Gardens on how to look at your landscape and select plants, soil preparation, proper plant maintenance and more. Thursdays through March, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 251-342-0555 or visit mobilebotanicalgardens.org.

Rabies Clinic
The Mobile County Health Department offers $10 rabies shots. This Saturday’s clinic is at Dauphin Island Town Hall, 1011 Bienville Blvd., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 251-690-8823.

TOPS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church. Call 251-625-6888.

Toastmasters
Toastmasters International meets regularly at six locations in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Visit www.toastmasters.org for more information.

FUNDRAISERS

Let’s Get It 5K
The 5th annual 5K in memory of Justin Hasty will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Semper Fi Fund/America’s Fund. Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m. at the Mellow Mushroom at the Loop. Visit jmhletsgetit.com.

Touch-a-Truck
Children and their families can climb aboard more than 50 big trucks and other large vehicles at Touch a Truck, Saturday, March 10, at Hank Aaron Stadium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Benefits pediatric cancer research and adoption.

Over the Edge
The 74 Club will host the 3rd annual Over the Edge event on Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, at The Mobile Marriott. Visit www.otemobile.com, call 251-402-4508 and read “Upon Further Review” in this issue.

Couture at the Manor
Join Make-A-Wish Alabama for Couture at the Manor, a fashion event for all ages Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m. Fashion, fun, silent auction and more will bring awareness and support to our local Make-A-Wish children. All ages welcome. General admission $30, VIP $45.

Building Walls
Join us Thursday, March 8, at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion for a band party benefiting McKemie Place. Music, cocktails and food! For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-walls-band-party-tickets-43409376614.

Mobile SPCA Spay-ghetti Dinner
It’s the 10th annual Spay-ghetti Dinner on Thursday, March 8, at Our Savior Catholic Church, 1801 Cody Road. All proceeds benefit the Mobile SPCA’s spay-neuter program. Call 251-633-3531 or visit MobileSPCA.org.

Spring Tea
The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion is hosting its annual Spring Tea fundraiser, Friday, March 9, 2-5 p.m. at 1906 Springhill Ave. Proceeds will benefit the restoration and operation of Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Contact Bragg-Mitchell Mansion at 251-471-6364.

Free Concert
Salvation Army USA Southern Territorial Songsters will perform in Mobile Friday, March 9, at Byrne Hall on Spring Hill College’s campus. The concert is open to the public with free admission. Visit http://salvationarmyalm.org/coastalalabama/.

Bandit Big Rig Series
As many as 27 Big Rig tractor-trailer cabs will be racing around the half-mile oval track at the Mobile International Speedway on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10. Visit http://www.mobilespeedway.net/.

Bark & Bingo
Serda Brewing and ARF are partnering for this fundraiser for dogs benefiting ARF. Come play for a chance to win great prizes and enjoy vendors from Walks & Wags, Dog Days Baker and My Happy for 123. Bring the whole family Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m.

ARTS

Spring Repertoire Performance
This performance will introduce Classical Mobile Ballet to our community. Featuring Lily Ojea Loveland and Aaron Melendres. Sunday, March 11, 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal School. Purchase tickets at ClassicalBalletMobile.org/Forms.

Teacher Workshop
Mobile Museum of Art hosts “Art and History in Alabama: Every Picture Tells a Story” Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshop includes Painting with the Elements and Printmaking with Map Skills. Visit mobilemuseumofart.com/event/teacher-workshop-art-history-alabama/.

Power Lines Poets
A Mobile-based poetry troupe featuring local writers and performers returns to the Mobile Museum of Art, Thursday, March 8, 6-7 p.m., for a new quarterly slam poetry session. Power Lines Poets will perform and invite guest poets to take the mic as well.

Open Studio
Artists at work, with complimentary beverages and works by more than 60 area artists on display. Sunday, March 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Cathedral Square Gallery. Call 251-694-0278.

Spanish Moss Miniature Art Show
Through March 30 at Mobile Art Council. Nothing larger than 5”x5” paintings or drawings.

MUSEUMS 

“Titanic: Honour & Glory”
“Titanic Honour & Glory” runs through April 15 at the History Museum of Mobile. In addition to the exhibition, the museum will host monthly events. Call 251-301-0273 or email gavin.snyder@historymuseumofmobile.com.

“Right on Course”
The United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives is open free to the public weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of the newest exhibits is “Right on Course.” Visit www.asama.org.

“Windows to the Sea”
“Windows to the Sea” is the latest permanent exhibit at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. Visit disl.org.

“Savage Ancient Seas”
“Savage Ancient Seas” will transport GulfQuest guests to a time when the last of the great dinosaurs roamed Earth and swam the seas. Visit www.gulfquest.org.

Fairhope’s Founding
Learn more about the 1894 founding of Fairhope at the Fairhope Museum of History, 24 N. Section St. The museum is open daily (except Sunday and Monday), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 251-929-1471.

Little Discoveries
“Outside the Box,” aimed at children age 6 and under, explores how innovation and creativity can lead to a world of possibilities, starting with a simple cardboard box. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Call 251-208-6893 or email jholland@exploreum.com.

Thursdays at MMoA
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Mobile Museum of Art offers free admission to all visitors. No reservations are necessary. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive. Call 251-208-5200.

“Permian Monsters: Life Before Dinosaurs”
Take an adventure back in time 290 million years when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea. The Exploreum will display this traveling exhibition through June 3. Visit exploreum.com.

“Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland”
In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos Archipelago. Immerse yourself in this spectacular film at the Exploreum, until May 26. Visit exploreum.com.

SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Cornhole Tournament 
Hosted by Fairhope Girls Softball League, Saturday, March 10, from noon to 3 p.m. This fundraiser will have multiple cornhole sets placed in the infield of one of the fields and brackets that will pave the path to greatness! Cost is $20 per team. Winners will split the pot with the league.

New classes for all ages
Classes offered at LeFlore High School include Art for Kids (ages 6 and up), Art for Adults, Pre-Ballet & Tumbling (ages 4-6) and Self-Defense for Women & Girls (ages 12 and up). Call 251-208-1610 or visit mobilecap.org.

Group Rides
South Alabama and Mississippi Mountain Bike Association invites all levels of cyclists to join them every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. at USA Bike Trails and Sunday at 9 a.m. at Chickasabogue Park. Email carrie@rideSAMBA.com.

Weekly 1K/5K
Every Thursday evening at 6 p.m., join Red Beard’s Outfitter and Cortlandt’s Pub in the Spring Hill Village Shopping Center for a 1K or 5K run and walk. No cost to participate.

Bingo
Join Via! Health, Fitness, Enrichment Center at 1717 Dauphin St. for bingo every Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 251-478-3311.

Happy Hour Yoga with Friends
Looking for a healthy happy hour? Join our Happy Hour with Friends class every Friday at 5:15 p.m. at Sterling Hot Yoga. Yoga makes you happy and being with friends makes you happy, so why not combine the two for even more happiness?

Bridge Lessons
The Mobile Bridge Center offers free bridge lessons each Tuesday at 6 p.m., 1510 University Blvd. Arrive a few minutes early to register. Call 251-666-2147, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fitness and Athletics Classes
Try something new this year! Classes are being offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School in Tai Chi, bellydance, candlelit yoga, Piyo Tone and piano. Call 251-463-7980 or visit mobilecap.org.

Pickleball for Adults (indoors)
Offered at Palmer Pillans Middle School on Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Great sport for all ages combines tennis, pingpong and badminton on a court one-fourth the size of a tennis court. Call 251-463-7980 or go to communityactivitiesprogram.com.

Ballroom Dance
Azalea Ballroom Dance Club hosts dances the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. at Via! Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St. Call 251-623-9183 or visit azaleaballroomdanceclub.com.

Ballroom Dance
Moonlight Chassé Ballroom Dance Society hosts dances the first and third Monday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. at Hot Wheels Skating Rink in Daphne. Email cassief13@aol.com.