January 29

Book signing
Page and Palette will host award-winning author Ravi Howard for a “Wine & Sign” author event with the release of his historical novel “Driving the King.” Howard will be at the bookstore on Thursday, Jan. 29 to discuss and sign copies of the book beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets to the event are $5 and may be redeemed as a coupon toward the book purchase. Tickets are available for purchase prior to the event at Page and Palette or at the door the evening of the event. For more information, contact Page and Palette at 251-928-5295 or www.pageandpalette.com.

Ladies Night: It’s Not You, It’s Me
It’s not you, it’s me: breaking up with the fairytale narrative. Whether you are running around kissing frogs looking for your prince, or scaling the racks at DSW for your glass slipper; this night will examine why everything might not have a fairytale ending when the clock strikes midnight. And why that is OK. A 30 minute presentation followed by an open discussion mixer at the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. For more information visit mobilemuseumofart.com or call 251-208-5200.

Hydroponics Gardening Class
Anyone can grow your own fruits and veggies no matter where you live or how you live. Hydroponic gardening is better for you and cheaper in the long run. In this class we will show you different ways to make your own hydroponic systems. Refreshments will be served before class begins and as in all our classes, you will take something home with you. Bring your notebook, as we will introduce you to a lot of new things. We will have extra helpers there to help answer questions. The class starts at 10 a.m. at Seasons in the Sun, 13006 Jenkins Pit Road, Spanish Fort. To register call 251-423-4381 or visit seasonsinthesun.biz.

“IN THE MOOD” 1940’s Big Band Musical
Hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo” to “Tuxedo Junction” and get “In the Mood” to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and a half dozen singer-dancers with some hot boogie woogie! In The Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the ’40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America’s greatest generation that listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the jazzy, brassy, sentimental and patriotic music of the World War II era. There will be two performances, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Theater. Tickets can be purchased at

Government Street Forum
Join the Government Street Presbyterian Church for lunch and a speaker every Thursday through March 26. The speaker this week will be Jeff Collier, Mayor of Dauphin Island. The lunch and forum is held in the church’s Fellowship Hall at the Jackson Street entrance on Government and Jackson streets. Lunch is served at noon and cost $10, which includes tea, coffee and dessert. There is no charge to attend the forum. For information, call the church office at 251-432-1749.

Thursdays at the Museum
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, offers free admission to all visitors. Join MMOA each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. No reservations are necessary.


January 30

Play: The Light in the Piazza
An emotional tale of unexpected love found while an American mother and daughter are visiting in Italy. This beautiful love story with its rich, lyrical melodies and romantic tunes will set your heart on fire. The play run through Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets and reservations visit cctshows.com or call 251-457-8887.

Ark of India
“Ark of India: An Alabama Artist Explores Southern Asia” is an exhibit about personal discovery and exploration. It is an account of late 19th and early 20th century India as seen by Alabama artist Roderick D. MacKenzie, using his paintings, drawings, sculptures and most importantly, photographs and writings. The exhibition is organized by the History Museum of Mobile at 111 S. Royal St. and is on view until Sept. 1.. Admission is free.


January 31

The Charity Chase
The Charity Chase is a 5k race that allows you to compete on behalf of your favorite nonprofit organization. If you select St. Mary’s Home upon registration, we will automatically receive a portion of your registration fee and we will be able to win even more money based on your performance. Top overall male and female finishers will win a Jackpot Donation for their selected charities. Top age division winners will gain additional donations for selected charities courtesy of race sponsors. The race will begin at 8 a.m. at University of South Alabama Intramural Fields. Register online at thecharitychase.com or at McCoy Outdoor, Run-N-Tri or Running Wild at Fairhope.
Flora-Bama
Flora-Bama Super Chili Bowl Cookoff
Flora-Bama’s 21st annual ‘Super Chili-Bowl Saturday’ Cook-off kicks off several annual events aimed at giving something back to a community that helped the iconic roadhouse to prosper over the last 50 years. Last year over $5,000 was raised to fight cancer. Entry fee is $40 per team, who will be competing for over $300 in cash prizes. All ingredients must be prepared and cooked on premises. Souvenir chef apron and complimentary beer from the Goldring Gulf Distributing is provided to all contestants. A $2 donation per bowl, goes to American Cancer Society efforts to eliminate cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy, and service. For more information, contact Jenifer Surface Ivey at jenifer@florabama.com or visit us at www.florabama.com or on www.facebook.com/florabama.


February 1

Open Studio
Come enjoy complimentary mimosas as artists work at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St. There will also be works by more than 60 area artists on display. For more information call 251-694-0278.


February 2

Irish Network
Being Irish is not required! Open to residents of Baldwin, Escambia, Mobile and Washington counties. Join us for a shrimp sale and planning events for the official launch of IN-MB where dignitaries from Ireland will be here to welcome us to the Irish Network, USA. The sale and planning will begin at 6 p.m. at the Henderson Center, 5253 U.S. Highway 90, Henderson Antiques. For more information call or email Cece Redmond 251-281-8783, inmbc@outlook.com.

Ballroom Dance
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society hosts dance classes with professional instructors at 7 p.m., followed by dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10. There will be a cash bar and no need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome. Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31, Spanish Fort. For more information, email Cassie Fishbein at Cassief13@aol.com.

Teen Tech Tutor Program
The Baldwin County Library Cooperative (BCLC) recently implemented a Teen Tech Tutor program at the Robertsdale Library, 18301 Pennsylvania St., Robertsdale. This program is designed to match high school age students with strong technological skills with adults and seniors who are unfamiliar with basic laptop computer technology. The program is available Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free of charge. An appointment is required and can be made by calling the library at 251-970-4010.


February 3

BINGO
Join The Haberdasher at 451 Dauphin St. every Tuesday beginning at 9:30 p.m. for Bingo, with prizes every round and drink specials. Free to play. For more information call 251-287-1976.


February 4

Photo/Mwangaza Children’s Choir
Mwangaza Children’s Choir
A wonderful group of talented children from East Africa is going to be performing at Daphne United Methodist Church in the church Sanctuary at 2401 Main St. in Daphne. This choir, The Mwangaza Children’s Choir is an inspiring group of 20 hopeful and talented children, ages 8-14, admirably represent the orphaned and poverty-stricken youth of Uganda. Touring as a ministry outreach of Africa Renewal Ministries, they come to share a special message of hope through authentic Ugandan song and dance. The upcoming performance will be a part of Mwangaza’s tenth international tour. Please contact Randy Davis at randy@dumc.org or the church office 251-626-2287 for questions or more information.
Mardi Gras In Mobile
Mardi Gras In Mobile lecture & book signing
Mardi Gras in Mobile is the oldest Carnival celebration in the United States. We welcome Mobile’s own, L. Craig Roberts, the author of “Mardi Gras in Mobile.” The book explores the origins and unique elements of Mobile’s Mardi Gras celebration. The lecture and signing will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Bellingrath Gardens, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road. Contact Emily at 251-973-2217 for more information.

Bend & Brew
Join Fairhope Brewing every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. for Hoppy Yoga. The taproom is transformed into a yoga studio with Soul Shine Yoga leading the session. It’s only $5 to participate in the class and then you can stick around for beer specials as well as light snacks provided by Pretty Mean Sweets. Fairhope Brewing is located at 914 Nichols Ave., Fairhope.

Tour Space 301
Tours of the Main Gallery and Fabrication Hall are every Wednesday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Centre for the Living Arts/Space 301, 301 Conti St. Tours included with the price of admission. Call 251-208-5671 or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com for more information.