Events for Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

7th Annual History Series- Immigrant Communities on the Gulf Coast: Then to Now

Dr. James M. Morris, author and Professor Emeritus at Christopher Newport University, will speak on March 21 about the local Italian immigrants, including many of the founding citizens in Daphne, Alabama.  Dr. Morris will discuss the immigrant families, the areas of Italy where each family originated, how they came to America and how they wound up living on Mobile Bay.

Mrs. Jeanette Bornholt, a librarian at the Foley Public Library and head of the Genealogy & Alabama Division of that library, will speak on March 28 about German immigrants to Baldwin County.  The parents of Mrs. Bornholt were German immigrants in the Elberta community.

Dr. Kathryn Calogrides Coumanis, of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Mobile, will speak on April 4 about the Greek immigrants in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.  Mrs. Coumanis studied at Spring Hill College, Tulane and the University of Alabama.  She is a retired social worker and her resume includes Penelope House, the State Department of Human Resources, the Mobile County Department of Human Resources, and Spring Hill College.

Olga Villar, Columnist for The Catholic Weekly and Director of Hispanic Ministries for the Diocese of Mobile, will speak on April 11 about the more recent Hispanic immigrants to the Gulf Coast area.  Her talk will consider the similarities and differences between past and current immigrants.

Location: Daphne Civic Center

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The Exchange 202: Lunch and Learn- “Building a Strategic Message”

As organizations grow and take shape, many of them haphazardly tell their story, without a sense of purpose or consistency.  What if you could strategically work to build a message that is consistent with your values and reflects what your audience is experiencing?  Dr. Patricia Mark, Associate Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of South Alabama will be the presenter as we continue to engage in conversation around storytelling in organizations.   

Location: The Exchange 202

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Tea for Two: Fairhope Museum of History

Guests enjoy a cup of delicious Baldwin County tea, cookies and a lecture on an interesting aspect of Fairhope history.

Location: The Fairhope Museum of History

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Team Puzzle Challenge – The Finals

Calling All Teens Ages 11 to 18!

How quickly can you and a friend put together a 200 piece puzzle? Register your team and be in the running for a special prize! Space is limited for only ten teams of two players.

For more information or to register for the competition, please email

Location: Mobile Public Library, Parkway Branch

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Knit & Kaboodle - Knitting & Crocheting

Beginner and veteran needle crafters bring your special projects to work on at the Library!

Learn and share with fellow crafters. For beginners wanting to learn how to crochet we suggest you bring an H, I or J size hook and yarn of choice; for knitting a US 7 – 10 needle of choice.

For more information, please email

Location: Mobile Public Library, Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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USA Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

directed by Dr. Tracy Heavner, this concert will feature a variety of jazz styles for big band and small ensemble including swing, jazz, latin, funk and the blues.


Location: Laidlaw Recital Hall

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Paint Party Studios: Two for Tuesdays Paint & Sip

Pick what you want to paint. BYOB. Art supplies and instruction provided. Advance reservations recommended. Two painters, two 16×20″ canvases, $30 (approximately 3 hours), or two 11×14″ canvases for $25 (approximately 2 hours).

Location: Paint Party Studios

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