Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council will host Last Friday Art Night on January 30, 6-8 p.m. Visitors are invited to "come shop for local art, enjoy food and beverages and hear stories of Old Dauphin Island" in the Heritage Gallery, 1008 Alabama Avenue. Call 861-3300 for more information.
Citizens for a Better Grand Bay is sponsoring the Last Saturday Community Breakfast on January 31, 8:30 at Grand Bay-St. Elmo Senior Community Center. A donation of $5 is encouraged.
Don't forget to "Dine Out and Donate" January 27 to help fight child abuse in our community. Approximately 35 restaurants and shops are participating in this fundraiser for the Child Advocacy Center. Call 432-1101 for a complete listing of participants.
"The Light in the Piazza" continues its run at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street, through Sunday matinee February 1. Call 457-8887 for reservations.
Semmes Senior Center is looking for some devoted and able volunteers. Needed are fitness instructors, individuals who can teach Tai-Chi, Zumba, yoga and other classes, and a volunteer or two who would love to work the reception desk--"a great way to meet people and share all that the Senior Center has to offer," said director Terry Dixon. Call 649-2010 to find out more details.
Among upcoming February events to look forward to, to inquire about or to make reservations for are the following activities:
Mobile Country Music Association's Building Fund Benefit is Saturday, February 7, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the MCMA Concert Hall, 310 South Craft Highway, Chickasaw. There's music all day, but the Spotlight Performer, Charles "Bo" Grant will take the stage 1-2 p.m. For 12 years, Grant was a member of the 1950s recording group, The Platters, best known for such hits as "The Great Pretender," "Only You" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes." For more information, call Carolyn Cain at 455-6748 or Marshall Fillingim, 457-0762.
A new Zonta Club is being organized in Mobile. An informational meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, 6 p.m. at the Golden Bowl restaurant on Bel Air Boulevard. An RSVP is expected by February 15. Contact membership chair, Charlene Rains, by email at Charlene@zonta-district11.org or by phone, 251-533-9144.
"Breakfast with the Babies," a morning to enjoy coffee and doughnuts--and the chirping of hundreds of baby chicks--is scheduled for Friday, February 6, 7:30 a.m. at St. Elmo Feed & Seed. Call 957-2177 for more information.
Chickasaw Seniors Early Bird Breakfast is Monday, February 2, 7:30 a.m. at Chickasaw Civic Center, 224 Grant Street. Reservations are not required for this hearty breakfast served with a smile. This event is an opportunity to enjoy an inexpensive meal with congenial folks and to learn about upcoming city events.
In Satsuma, nominations for Citizen of the Year 2014 are being accepted by sponsor Satsuma Community Development Organization. The purpose of the award is "to recognize an individual who has made significant civic contributions to the development and quality of life in the Satsuma community through his or her personal volunteer efforts," according to SCDO. Candidates may be nominated by Satsuma citizens, clubs, organizations, churches or civic groups; Deadline for nomination is Monday,. March 2. Forms are available at Satsuma City Hall, Satsuma Public Library or online at www.cityofsatsuma.com
The Creola Community Development Organization, Inc. sponsors an annual award for Citizen of the Year 2014. "This award goes to an individual who has worked toward improving the quality of life in the City of Creola; this special individual shows dedication, spirit and has made an outstanding contribution to the community," according to the COY nomination form. Only Creola residents are eligible. Deadline for nominations is February 13, 2015. Forms are available at Creola City Hall and Creola Police Department. The award will be announced at the Creola City Council meeting February 26, 2015.
In other Creola news, Cub Scout Pack 32 annual Pinewood Derby 2015 is January 31, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the SAIL Center and the Creola Ball Park.