Events for Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018

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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MPL: Games and More! Ages 7 and Up

Board & video games, movies, puzzles and Karaoke for the afterschool crowd! For more information, please call 438-7075.

Location: Mobile Public Library

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MPL: Lego Fun Tuesday Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos. For more information, please call 645-6840.

Location: Mobile Public Library

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Art After Hours

Learn more about Mobile's thriving arts community at Mobile Arts Council's newest event: Art After Hours! Enjoy complimentary wine, beer samples from Oasis Texas Brewing Company, and light appetizers as you learn more about Mobile arts and culture!

Every other month, a different MAC organization will host all members of the community at a FREE networking event featuring refreshments, entertainment, and community-driven networking.

This months Art After Hours is hosted by our friends at Sway Downtown.

Location: Sway Downtown

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MPL: Knit and Kaboodle

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 call 470-7770 or email

Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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MPL: Heart & Soul

Book Club

Heart & Soul Book Club is for those seeking to improve their life through Mind, Body, Heart and Soul.  We read and discuss motivational and inspirational books that enhance who we are as we journey to a deeper meaning of our life’s purpose.  This month's topic of discussion is The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. For more information, please call Cassandra at 209-3559 or email

For information on these and other events, visit the web site at

Location: West Regional Branch

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The Baldwin Pops Band - Winter Concert

The Baldwin Pops Band, led by 3 conductors, will present its annual winter classical concert while celebrating the 20th anniversary of its first concert. Two of the original conductors from 1998, Joe Riemer and Steve Sims, will conduct pieces. Dr. Jason Rinehart, Associate Director of Bands at the University of South Alabama, will conduct a challenging program including Commando March by Samuel Barber, The Promise of Living by Aaron Copland, Finale to Symphony No. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich, and The Witch and the Saint by Steven Reineke. Cathy Brumback, vocalist, will be featured on As Time Goes By by Herman Hupfeld.

This concert is sponsored by the City of Orange Beach. In addition, the Baldwin Pops Band is sponsored by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Contact:, search Facebook for Baldwin Pops Band, or call 251-987-5757. All concerts are free.

Location: Orange Beach Events Center

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Robert Holm, Faculty Piano Recital

Robert Holm, Faculty Piano Recital at USA Laidlaw February 27

On Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m., USA Professor and Steinway Artist Dr. Robert Holm will present his 50th faculty solo piano recital. The program in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall will featured music by "The Four B's," including Bach's Prelude and Fugue in A-flat and the Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor, Beethoven's "Waldstein" Sonata, Brahms' Rhapsody in B minor, and Bartok's Sonata (1926).

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Musical Arts Series season passes will of course be honored for admission to this event. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136.

Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call 251-460-7116 or Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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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USA: “The Nature of Things” exhibit by local artist Lynda Touart

The University of South Alabama Marx Library is pleased to present a new art exhibit by local artist, Lynda Touart entitled, “The Nature of Things II”. This exhibit will be on display in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of  USA’s Marx Library from December 4, 2017 to February 28, 2018.

Lynda received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of South Alabama and her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting/photography from Florida State University. She has received many awards and has exhibited extensively throughout the area. For more information, visit her website

Location: USA Marx Library

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BG&H: Winter Camellia & Cold Hardy Annual Displays

See Bellingrath’s famed camellias and an interesting winter garden filled with the blooms of ornamental kale, cabbages and mustard, pansies and violas, primroses, cyclamen, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths.

*Dates may vary depending on the severity of the winter.

Location: Bellingrath Gardens

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MMofA: do it

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself. To test the idea, they invited 12 artists to propose artworks based on written “scores” or instructions that can be openly interpreted every time they are presented. The instructions were then translated into 9 different languages and circulated internationally as a book.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MMofA: Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Tuesdays, February 20 – March 27
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$175/$130 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 02/06/2018 for Early Bird Price 

Build on basic pottery wheel skills in this eight-week intermediate class. Participants will learn to refine their forms, throw larger pieces, and create more complex forms such as lidded jars. Students registering for Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel must have prior wheel throwing experience and the ability to center by themselves.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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