Spring Hill Chorale will join with the Greater Mobile Bay Area Choral Society for their spring concert entitled “Holy Disney.” It features selections of gospel and spiritual music transitioning into work from Walt Disney musicals.

The Disney movie “The Princess and the Frog” will be prominently spotlighted as it features Creole-spiritual New Orleans sounds. There is also a review of Disney classic favorites.

The concert is at Spring Hill College’s St. Joseph Chapel on Sunday, April 30, at 4 p.m.  The concert is free and open to the public.  

For more information, contact Terry D. Maddox at 251-406-1454 or tmaddox@gspcmobile.org.

Air conditioning: necessity or certain doom?
While energy in a closed system can’t be destroyed, it can certainly pass from one state into a lower one. It’s a law, after all. So the air conditioning that makes life on the Gulf Coast tolerable for half the year — not to mention cutting down on mosquito-borne disease outbreaks — might be doing more than saving your belongings from mildew.

Dr. Christy West will tell attendees at the next Science Café all about the price we pay for comfort in her presentation “The Second Law: How Your Air Conditioner is Trying to Kill You.” The Tuesday, May 2, 6 p.m. event at Moe’s Original Bar B Que (701 Springhill Ave.) is the last such offering for the season from the USA Archaeology Museum.

The event is free. For more information, call 251-460-6106.

Mobile author in focus at Bernheim
Native Mobilian Albert Murray was inducted into the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame in 2015. Paul Devlin, the man who accepted the medal on his behalf, will be in Mobile to speak about the honored author. Murray passed away in 2013 and May 12 would have been his 101st birthday.

Devlin is co-editor (with Henry Louis Gates Jr.) of the Library of America’s definitive edition of Murray’s work. Volume one, nonfiction and memoirs, was published in October 2016. Volume two, fiction and poetry, will be published next year.

Jeanie Thompson, executive director of the Alabama Writers’ Forum, will moderate a public discussion with Devlin. The event takes place Thursday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. at Bernheim Hall in the Ben May Public Library (701 Government St.). Entrance is free.

Following the presentation, attendees are invited to stay for birthday cake and punch in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room.

The program is a collaboration of the Mobile Public Library, the Alabama Writers’ Hall of Fame and the Southern Literary Trail. It is funded by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mobile Public Library and the Alabama Writers’ Forum, a partnership program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

For more information, call 251-208-7097.