Dauphin Island Boardwalk Talks
Boardwalk Talks are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 11:15 a.m. at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd. Call 251-861-2141.
Midtown Optimist Club
Join Midtown Optimist Club every Wednesday at noon for lunch at Azalea City Golf Course. Call 251-348-3542.
“Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind: A Limitless Legacy,” a talk by Lynn Hanner on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. Admission is free. University of South Alabama College of Nursing, Room 1020. Call 251-415-1109.
Town Hall Meeting on Channel Widening
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will host a town hall meeting to discuss an ongoing study to determine the feasibility of increasing the width and depth of the Mobile Harbor Federal Navigation Channel. Thursday, Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m., Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water St.
Get the best tomato varieties for the Gulf Coast! Buy your tomato plants online and pick them up from the Mobile Botanical Gardens’ MarketPlace on Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. noon. Visit mobilebotanicalgardens.org.
Orange Beach Seafood Festival
Benefiting the Orange Beach Sports Association’s youth initiatives, features 95 arts and craft vendors, food booths, a car show and live entertainment. Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Wharf. Visit http://gsob.co/2AxEau8.
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.
Daphne Farmers Market
Fridays from 2-6 p.m. Daphne’s Farmers Market at the corner of Main Street and Santa Rosa, 2305 U.S. Highway 98.
Third annual Sweetheart Dinner Dance featuring the Mobile Big Band Society. Three hours of big-band favorites, dancing and dinner buffet; 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23 at Battleship Memorial Park. Visit Eventbrite.com.
Mardi Gras Cleanup
Join Mobile Baykeeper and Thompson Engineering for a post-Mardi Gras litter cleanup and debris removal on One Mile Creek, Saturday, Feb. 24, noon to 3 p.m. to see exactly how much Mardi Gras litter ends up in our waterways. Call 251-433-4229.
Free Baldwin Pops Winter Concert
“20 Years in the Making,” Baldwin Pops Winter Concert, Thursday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Fairhope Civic Center. Call 251-987-5757 or visit www.baldwinpops.com.
ACT Practice Test
The Daphne Public Library will host a free ACT practice test Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. for students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades. Call 251-621-2818, ext. 211, or email email@example.com.
DAR Genealogy Seminar
Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution invite the public to a genealogy seminar with special guest Elizabeth Crabtree Wells on Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 251-438-4739.
Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter will be at B&B Pet Stop (5035 Cottage Hill Road) with lots of adoptable pets on Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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.
Heart Health Program
On Feb. 27, Dr. Stephanie Grosz will speak about heart disease risk. 1 p.m. in the DePaul Center at Providence (6801 Airport Blvd., Mobile). Includes heart-healthy snacks. Lecture is free, but reservations are required; call 1-877-416-1620.
Winter Wednesday at Bellingrath
Learn about the interesting winter borders and containers throughout the gardens from Bellingrath’s horticulture management team. Winter Wednesdays sessions are held each week in the Magnolia Room, 10:30-11:30 a.m., through Feb. 28. Call 251-459-8864.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church. Call 251-625-6888.
Toastmasters International meets regularly at six locations in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Visit www.toastmasters.org for more information.
Parade celebrating 100 years of Alba School.
Saturday, Feb. 24. 10 a.m. Over 35 bands, floats and boats will parade from the Greer’s in Bayou la Batre to Alba School. The school has been an integral part of the Bayou la Batre community since its inception. Superintendent Martha Peek will serve as grand marshall.
Chili for Charity
Ecumenical Ministries’ 18th annual Chili for Charity is Saturday, Feb. 24, at Oak Hollow Farm, 14210 Greeno Road in Fairhope. Chili, live music, games, kids activities and more. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 251-928-3430 or visit www.baldwinemi.org for tickets.
“Tears of July”
Friday, Feb. 23, the locally filmed movie “Tears of July” will be screened twice at the Daphne Civic Center, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The showing will benefit the Exceptional Foundation of Daphne.
Vegan Chili Cook-Off
The inaugural Vegan Chili Cook-Off will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, 4-6 p.m. at Serda Brewing, 600 Government St. $10 to enter, $10 to taste and judge. Visit arcforallbeings.org.
An Evening with Dr. Synthia Saint James
Bishop State Community College Foundation’s Scholarship Gala is Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m. at the Mobile History Museum. An art exhibit reception will celebrate this world-renowned visual and multicultural artist, author and illustrator of 27 books. Email Edra Finley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many More Miles
Baldwin Bone & Joint’s annual collection of shoes for the homeless outreach program continues through Saturday, March 24. For drop-off locations, call 251-621-5387.
Theatre 98 presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap,” directed by Timothy Guy. Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4, 350 Morphy Ave., Fairhope. For tickets and showtimes, call 251-928-4366 or visit www.theatre98.org.
Power Lines Poets
Power Lines Poets, a Mobile-based poetry troupe featuring local writers and performers, returns to the Mobile Museum of Art for a slam poetry session Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. Call 251-208-5200.
“The Miracle Worker”
“The Miracle Worker” is the inspiring true story of young Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Feb. 23, 24, 25 and March 2, 3, 4. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m. Call 251-602-0630.
“She Kills Monsters”
Take a journey into fantasyland with the comedy-drama “She Kills Monsters” Feb. 22-24. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $16. For advance purchase, call the box office at 251-460-6305. Theatre USA, 5751 USA S. Drive, Mobile.
Join the Stokes Center for Creative Writing and the Independent Music Collective Monday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. at Laidlaw Performing Arts Center for a both a musical performance and a reading by John Darnielle.
Art After Hours
Enjoy complimentary wine, beer samples from Oasis Texas Brewing Co. and light appetizers as you learn more about Mobile arts and culture! Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5:30-7 p.m. Sway Downtown, 10 S. Conception St. Call 251-432-9796.
Garden Sketch Club
Join Mobile Botanical Gardens every Friday for art in the gardens. Artists meet from 2-4 p.m., with guidance and advice available from Derek Norman. All experience levels welcome. General admission $5 for nonmembers. Call 251-342-0555 or visit mobilebotanicalgardens.org.
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Welcome Center Series is held weekdays through Feb. 28. Art demos various days at 10 a.m. at the Orange Beach Welcome Center (23685 Perdido Beach Blvd.); lectures each weekday at 2 p.m. at the Gulf Shores Welcome Center (3459 Gulf Shores Parkway). Visit GulfShores.com/WelcomeCenter.
Spanish Moss Miniature Art Show
March 1-30 at Mobile Art Council. Nothing larger than 5”x5” paintings or drawings.
Family Festival Day
Join Mobile Museum of Art for a day of free family activities celebrating new exhibitions on Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to noon. With musical and interactive dance performances, all ages are invited to explore themes of African-American identity. Call 251-208-5200.
“Permian Monsters: Life Before Dinosaurs”
Take an adventure 290 million years in the past when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea. Traveling exhibition on display 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.
“Titanic: Honour & Glory”
“Titanic Honour & Glory” will run 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@example.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.
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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Walk for Life
Friends of Women’s Care Medical Center host a 5K and fun run at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at six Baldwin County locations: Bay Minette Courthouse Square, Gulf Shores Johnnie Sims Park, Daphne Village Point Park, Loxley Municipal Park, John B. Foley Park in Foley and Fairhope Municipal Pier. Visit www.friendsofwcmc.org.
Battleship Shootout Lacrosse Tournament
Youth lacrosse tournament will feature some 50 teams competing on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway.
Run at the Brewery
Join Fleet Feet Sports and Serda Brewing (600 Government St.) for a run on Sunday, Feb. 25, 4-6 p.m.
New Classes at LeFlore
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). For more information, call 251-208-1610 or go to MOBILECAP.ORG.
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.
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.
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.
The Mobile Bridge Center offers free bridge lessons each Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 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
Classes at Palmer Pillans Middle School include 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 visit communityactivitiesprogram.com.
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.
The 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 email@example.com.
How to Use Your Smartphone
How to navigate smartphones and make them work. Class covers Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, texting and more. Mondays, 6-7 p.m., at Palmer Pillans Middle School. Call 251-208-1650 or visit mobilecap.org.
Baldwin County Commission: First and third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., 322 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette. Work sessions are the 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. www.baldwincountyal.gov.
Baldwin County Planning Commission: First Thursday at 6 p.m., 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale, www.baldwincountyal.gov.
Bayou La Batre City Council: Second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 13785 S. Wintzell Ave., www.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 are the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., www.daphneal.com.
Dauphin Island Town Council: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 1011 Bienville Blvd., www.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 are held before each council meeting at 4:30 p.m., www.cofairhope.com.
Fairhope Planning Commission: First Monday at 5 p.m., 161 N. Section St. For more information visit www.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., www.cityoffoley.org.
Gulf Shores City Council: Second and fourth Mondays at 4 p.m., 1905 W. First St., www.gulfshoresal.gov.
Mobile City Council: Tuesdays at Government Plaza, 205 Government St. Pre-council meeting begins at 9 a.m.; council meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., www.cityofmobile.org.
Mobile Planning Commission: First and third Thursdays at 2 p.m., 205 Government St., www.urban.cityofmobile.org.
Orange Beach City Council: First and third Tuesdays at 5 p.m., 4099 Orange Beach Blvd., www.cityoforangebeach.com.
Prichard City Council: Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 216 E. Prichard Ave., www.thecityofprichard.org.
Satsuma City Council: First and third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 5464 Old Highway 43 Satsuma, AL 36572, 251-675-1440.
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