Photo courtesy of The Downtown Cajun Cookoff
Festival of Flowers
March 21 – 24 at Providence Hospital Campus. “Dutch Gardens” is the year’s theme with family fun and garden inspiration and free garden and home seminars. For details Visit FestivalofFlowers.com.
Chickasaw Farmer’s Market
Saturday, March 23 at Miller’s Park (near 70 W. Grant St.) beginning at 9 a.m. Market offers fresh produce and handmade craft items.
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Thursday, March 21, 2-3 p.m., Fairhope Museum of History. Kenneth Niemeyer, Fairhope attorney and historian will talk about local history and the Moulton Horse Monument of Ingleside Call 251-929-1471 or visit fairhopeal.gov.
First Bike Night
Thursday, March 21, 6 p.m. at Mobile Bay Harley-Davidson. The Soul of Mobile’s Hot Ron Anthony will be here spinning some great music, we will have free beer, and food.
Scottish Society March meeting
Thursday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Featuring irish dancers in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Visitors are welcome. Find us on Facebook @ScottishSocietyOfMobile.
Beginning Thursday, March 21 thru 24 at Hank Aaron Stadium. Under the black and red big top tents are acrobats, Illusionists, freaks and mysterious creatures. For more information, showtimes and tickets visit paranormalcirque.com.
Colon cancer awareness
Thursday, March 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Bel Air Mall parking lot by Dillard’s. Colon cancer prevention information, Q&A with clinicians and giveaways while supplies last. For more information about these events, please contact the American Cancer Society Mobile office at (251) 344-9856.
5th Annual Cajun Cook-Off
Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Cathedral Square. Purchase tickets onlinehttp://bit.ly/2019DCCTickets or in person at Mellow Mushroom, Arrow Exterminators (Mobile, Daphne, Foley) and the Child Advocacy Center of Mobile. $10 Advance – $13 Online – $15 at the gate day of.
Friends of MPL used book sale
Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, 1-6 p.m. at Abba Shrine Center (Hitt Rd.). Hardback books $2 and $1 paperbacks. Audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and more. For more information on the Book Sale, contact Amber Guy at 251-545-3366 or email email@example.com.
Mobile Harley pet adoption
Saturday, March 23, 12-3 p.m. at Mobile Bay Harley-Davidson. The Mobile County Animal Shelter will be at Mobile Bay Harley-Davidson (3260 Pleasant Valley Dr.) with pets in need of a good home.
Mobile Burlesque Festival
Locations include March 22 Cedar Street Social Club (8 p.m.), March 23 Holiday Day Inn Downtown (8 p.m.) and March 24 OK Bicycle Shop (11 a.m.) Order tickets at MobileBurlesqueFestival.com. Call 251-308-5360 for more information.
Spring lunch cruise
Saturday, March 23, 10:30 a.m. from Historic Blakeley Park. Special site-seeing cruise through the Delta combined with a seafood lunch at Bluegill Restaurant. Cruise tickets are $39.99 and include lunch. Book online at www.blakeleypark.com events page. Call 251-626-0798 ext. 2 to make lunch selection.
Monday, March 25, 5 p.m. at The Steeple on St. Francis. Middle, high school and college-aged women have you ever “WONDERED” why the world is the way it is? Why can she do those things, but it’s wrong if I do it? Why am I exhausted all the time from trying to keep up with the social statuses of life? Can the Lord actually use me with everything I have done in the past? Mo Isom, New York Times Bestselling author, is a dynamic voice in today’s generation with her ability to communicate God’s heart for women living out beautiful lives of value and purpose is empowering. Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wonder-tickets-53519865358?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
MOJO Jazz Jambalaya
Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. at Bernheim Hall. Girls night out with MOJO (Mystic Order of Jazz Obsessed) offers the music of female jazz artists from Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Diana Krall. Tickets can be purchased at the door; $10 for member, $15 for guests and $12 for students/military. Go to mojojazz.org for more information.
“From Territory to State”
Tuesday, March 26, 6 p.m. at USA Archaeology Museum. Alabama’s territorial and early statehood years represent a crucial formative period in its past, a time in which the state both literally and figuratively took shape. Join us for Alabama Humanities Foundation Bicentennial Scholar presentation by Mike Bunn. Admission to the event and Museum is free.
Hinton Lecture Series
Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m. at the Weaver Auditorium on the University of Mobile campus. Dr. Edward Ayers will deliver a lecture titled “Reckoning with Ourselves: The Civil War and Its Memories.” For more information, contact Burnett at 251.442.2319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 28, 5:30 p.m. at The Steeple on St. Francis. Mobile’s only art awards that recognize individuals, businesses and organizations for the impact on the local arts community. Food, cash bar and live performances. Tickets can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/Artys2018.
Azalea Bloom Out
During the month of March, enjoy the blooms of 250,000 azaleas throughout the 65-acre estate at Bellingrath Gardens. Check the “Azalea Watch” page on bellingrath.org for regular updates. Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Compassionate Friends of Mobile
Every second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. ., in Room 207 of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Dauphin St. and Catherine St. CFM is a support group for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. For more information, call 251-721-2209 or visit the website at compassionatefriendsmobile.org.
Lupus Support Group Meeting
Every third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m. Providence Hospital 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. at Mobile West Regional Library. Contact Cassandra at email@example.com.
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.
ARC’s Vegan Chili cook-off
Saturday, March 23, 3-5 p.m. at Serda Brewing. Join the ARC community for the second annual cookoff. All proceeds will benefit ARC, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization. Pre-purchase tickets at southernvegan.org.
Environmental Center open house
Saturday, March 23rd at the ESC located at 6101 Girby Road (next to Burns Middle School). Arts and crafts, children’s activities and 500 acres of nature trails and live native animal exhibits. All proceeds go to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Program and Educational Programs at ESC.
Sunday, March 24. 2:30 p.m. at St Luke’s Episcopal School. Hosted by Division 20 of Key Club International to raise money for Children’s Hospital. Food, drinks and music. Ages K-5th grades, $15 (additional $15 for t-shirt).
“Many More Miles”
For the 16th year, Baldwin Bone & Joint is hosting 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.
Little Black Dress
Thursday, March 28, 6:30 – 9 :30 p.m. at Fort Whiting Reception Hall. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile hosts the 10th annual cocktail party and runway show to aid in providing a supportive home environment for families of seriously ill and injured children. For tickets go to rmhcmobile.org/new-events/little-black-dress.
Friday, March 29, 4 p.m. at beginning at the Moorer Public Library. The Village of Spring Hill, Inc. (TVOSH) plans to raise money or additional sidewalks. Pre-register online at www.tvosh.com or the day of the event 3 p.m. at Moorer Public Library.
Wednesday, March 20 thru Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. at The Steeple. The PACT presents “Freaky Friday: The Musical.” Tickets are available at thepactmobile.com or can be purchased at the door on the night of the show if space is available.
Elite 88 Piano Ensemble
Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. “Carnival: From France to Mobile” led by Greg Wiggins in Moorer Auditorium at University of Mobile. Free admission.
“You Can’t Take it With You” at JJP
Shows beginning Friday, March 22 thru Sunday, March 24 at Joe Jefferson Playhouse. For tickets and showtimes go to tickets.vendini.com.
March 21 thru 23, 8 p.m. at Bellingrath Hall of Central Presbyterian. Company11 presents “Lady Macbeth and her pal, Megan” written by Megan Gogerty. In a sharply relevant and refreshingly irreverent solo show, Megan Gogerty lays out what it’s like to be a woman comedian. Tickets: $15, $12 for seniors/students. Visit company11.org for more information.
Shrek The Musical Jr
Friday, March 22, 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 23, 2:30 p.m. at Davidson High School performed by Theatre at DHS. For tickets go to https://www.onthestage.com/show/wp-davidson-high-school/shrek-the-musical-jr-9645.
Joy Gardner solo show
Opening Friday, March 22 from 5-8 p.m. at Sophiella (111 Dauphin St). “Lost in the Garden” floral inspiration paintings by Joy Gardner. Exhibition runs through May.
The Little Mermaid
Saturday, March 23 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. – Sunday, March 24, 2:30 p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center Theater. Mobile Ballet will share this production journeying from the human realm to a mystical underwater world. Tickets $20-60. For tickets and more information visit www.mobileballet.org or call (251) 342-2241.
“Icepick To The Moon”
Monday, March 25, 6 p.m. at Alabama Contemporary Art Center. 19 years in the making, ICEPICK TO THE MOON is a feature length documentary about obscure stripmine crooner, Fred Lane, the pants-less, Band Aid-adorned performer who achieved a worldwide cult following starting in the Eighties when the Shimmy Disc label made Lane’s records easier to find. Free for members, $5 suggested donation for non-member.
University of Mobile Jazz Band
Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at Redemption Church in Saraland. “The Spy Who Loved Me: The Music That Bonds Us.” Come enjoy an evening of classic spy movie music. Tickets on sale at itickets.com
“Pressing Matters” at UM
Now thru April “Pressing Matters” by artist Jessica Smith will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Martin Gallery, University of Mobile campus. Contact Phillip Counselman, chair of the Department of Art, at 251-442-2283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition
Mobile’s Ben May Main Library is hosting a retrospective of original works by Maurice Sendak, best known for his 1963 children’s classic, “Where the Wild Things Are.” Through Monday, March 25. Call 251-494-2298 or visit mobilepubliclibrary.org.
“Parading through Time”
Roll through four centuries of Mardi Gras history with Mobile’s Carnival traditions, mystic societies and more. Through April 20, History Museum of Mobile. 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. 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile. Call 251-208-5200.
42nd Azalea Trail Run
Saturday, March 23, 10K, 5K and Fun Run beginning at the Mobile Civic Center with the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, March 22. Registration fees $25 (10 or 5K w/t-shirt), $20 Fun Run w/t-shirt and $15 for 15 and younger w/t-shirt. Register at events.com.
Gulf Coast Classic
March 20-28 at Gulf Shores Sportsplex. Baseball and softball teams participate in tournaments. Visit GulfShore.com/Sports or call 1-800-745-SAND.
Yoga at “The Undersea Well”
Tuesday, March 26, 6:15 at Mobile Museum of Art. Anna-Marie Babinton will lead a restorative yoga class in the soothing natural soundscape of “The Undersea Well.” Open to all levels, no prior yoga experience necessary. Drop-in session $10.
Mitternight Park Pool Club (off University and Moffett in Mobile) is open Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., for those interested in playing pool and bumper pool. Instructor available. Call 251-463-7980 or 251-208-1610.
Laun Park Table Tennis Club (off Cottage Hill and Demetropolis in Mobile) is open Mondays and Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., for all interested in playing table tennis. Coach available. Call 251-463-7980 or 251-208-1610.
Stott’s Studio (off Cottage Hill and North Demetropolis in Mobile) offers Piyo Stretch (relaxing Pilates and yoga) and 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. in Mobile, 251-478-3311.
West Coast Swing in Fairhope
Wednesdays at 7 p.m., American Legion Post 199 in Fairhope. Hosted by Pensacola Dance Society. Call 850-503-9978.
Adult skate night
Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 8-10:30 p.m. at Dreamland Skate Center (5672 Three Notch Road, Mobile) with DJ Beaux, $5. Call 251-661-6997.
Thursday, March 21, 10a.m. – 12p.m. at Catholic Social Services (188 S. Florida St.). Seniors age 60 and over are invited to hear speakers Shelia Ross, RN at University Hospital, Rachel F. Fenske & Paula Webb, USA Librarians. Learn the signs of a stoke. Light lunch provided. RSVP (251) 434-1550.
Saturday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Ben May Main Library. Join Steven Moore, illustrator and author of “The How To Book for Artists Who Can’t Draw” for a fun and easy to follow workshop that helps develop eye-hand skills and build creative confidence. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required, please call 251-340-1507.
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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