Hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Mobile Baykeeper emerged as watchdogs for the area’s most treasured and visible natural resource: the Mobile Bay Watershed. In honor of the big anniversary, Mobile Arts Council organized a salute and fundraiser to the organization with a multimedia show comprising a photography exhibition, a recycled art exhibit and artwork in all other media.

Participating artists include Ainsley McNeely, April Livingston, Ashley Friend, Bill Morris, Catherine Helmsing, Chris Cumbie, Dawson Morgan, Devlin Wilson, Elise McClellan, Gail Bramer, Jeff Johnston, Jenn Grainger, Joanne Brandt, Julie Day, Karen Bullock, Karen Spaulding, Kathleen Stoves, Kathy Friedline, Melissa Munger, Lisa Warren, Lucy Gafford, Lynda Smith Touart, Melissa Hinton, Michele Brinkman, Michele Traum, Mike Carmichael, Nancy Milford, Nikki Shaw, Renee Edwards, Ruby Lange, Shawn Berdux, Susan Downing White and Susan Rouillier.

An opening reception will take place March 10, 6-9 p.m., during the LoDa Artwalk. The exhibit will be in place at 318 Dauphin St. until March 30. Ten percent of exhibition sales will be donated to Mobile Baykeeper.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5. p.m. Entrance is free.

For more information, call 251-432-9796 or go to mobilearts.org.

Science Café doubles up in March

The University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum has made March twice as nice for science lovers. It will stage a pair of Science Café events this month, one as regularly scheduled and a second rescheduled from an original February date overtaken by severe weather.

On Tuesday, March 14, Dr. Kelly Dorgan will talk about marine worms and their impact in reshaping the sea floor. That begins at 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 22, Dr. Sandra Stenson will discuss why prescription drug costs are so high. That also begins at 6 p.m.
Both events are at Moe’s Original BBQ (701 Springhill Ave.) and are free.

For more information, call 251-460-6106 or go to southalabama.edu/org/archaeology/museum/.

Salute to female success in photos

Photographer Devin Ford’s ongoing photo essay “In Her Shoes” focuses on local women who impact our culture and economy. She captures their images and words in an effort to inspire contemporaries and upcoming generations alike.

“I want my daughters to know that they can achieve anything,” Ford said.

A new exhibition goes on display at the West Regional Library (5555 Grelot Road) through March 31. An opening reception with the photographer and subjects present will take place March 9, 6:30-8 p.m.

For more information, call 251-340-8555.