October 15

Greek Fest 2015
Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music and dancing as well as church tours, gift shops and children’s activities. Greek Fest runs Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 50 S. Ann St. Admission is $2 per person. Visit greekfestmobile.org for more information.

Scotch whisky tasting
The Scottish Society of Mobile invites you to attend its Scotch whisky tasting, 6:30 p.m. at T.P. Crockmiers, 250 Dauphin St. Temporary memberships can be purchased for $10 and include a sampling of various single malt whiskies. Scottish attire is encouraged. For more information, contact Kenneth at 251-473-6990.

Reverse Trade Show
Partners for Environmental Progress’ 15th annual Industrial Reverse Trade Show brings decision-makers from all aspects of industry together at Fort Whiting Armory. Traditional trade show roles are “reversed.” Exhibitor booths are set up by manufacturers, shipbuilders, multidiscipline engineering and construction firms, major medical centers, city entities and more. Companies that provide supplies, consulting, legal, testing, maintenance, financial, staffing, technical services and all other manufacturing support services are the attendees. The show starts at 1 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.pepmobile.org or call 251-345-7269.

Reentry seminar
Mobile Area Interfaith Conference (MAIC) presents a reentry seminar, Avenues of Hope, to be held at the Mobile Marriott, 3103 Airport Blvd., from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. The seminar will focus on better understanding the issues and challenges inmates face as they prepare to leave prison and return to the city of Mobile and surrounding areas. It will also focus on avenues of assistances and support they need that will help prevent this population from further incarceration. For more information or to register, visit 251-660-4433 or on the website, www.mobileinterfaith.org.

Fraud, lies and Hermes ties
Ethics in the corporate world. Speaker Aaron Beam will give insight into his life, his work and his “slippery slope” of participation in corporate fraud, for which he pleaded guilty and spent time in prison. His remarkable story and journey helped motivate him to author “Ethics Playbook.” The lecture series begins at 7 p.m. in Spring Hill College’s Gautrelet Room. For more information, call 251-380-4660.

Outdoor farmer’s market
Fairhope’s market features local farmers, bakers, fresh produce, fresh-cut flowers, plants, baked goods and more. Fairhope Public Library will have storytime and activities at 4 p.m. For more information, call 251-929-1466. Fairhope Public Library is located at 501 Fairhope Ave.

Thursdays at MMoA
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Mobile Museum of Art offers free admission to all visitors. Join MMoA each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. No reservations are necessary. MMoA is at 4850 Museum Drive.


October 16

Trick or Trot 5K and Scary Scurry Fun Run
Raise money for USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital Evaluation Center and have fun while doing so. Along with the 5K and Fun Run will be costume contests, trick or treating, kids’ activities, food and drinks and family friendly music and entertainment. The fun begins at 6 p.m. at the Moulton Tower on the USA Campus. For more information, call Nancy at 251-415-1636.

Wine Festival at 5 Rivers
Wine Festival at 5 Rivers will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort. There will be delicious food and wine throughout the evening, all donated by area restaurants, caterers and wine distributors. For this year’s musical entertainment we’ll have the Jim Roebuck Jazz Trio. All proceeds from this evening of fine wines and wonderful food will benefit the work of Catholic Social Services. For tickets and more information, visit www.winefestivalat5rivers.com.

Art Education Conference
Months of planning will come to fruition next weekend (October 16-17) at the Alabama Art Education Association Conference in historic downtown Fairhope at the Eastern Shore Art Center (401 Oak St.) Art teachers, professionals and artists from across the state are welcome to participate in this exciting “Jubilee” themed event through numerous workshops, offsite tours, performances and even a parade! For the full schedule and to register visit www.aaeaonline.org or call 251-928-2228 ext 103.

Parade of Homes
The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Mobile is proud to create the 2015 Parade of Homes. The Showcase Home is being built by Cullen Jacobs of RCJ Construction in Riverwood Estates. The address is 3774 Riverwood Circle S., in Theodore. A donation will admit you into the home. Just as in the past, all proceeds from these donations will be given to the Child Advocacy Center. Please contact the HBA at 251-661-6523 for more information.

The Collingsworth Family
The Collingsworth Family, gospel music’s Mixed Group of the Year, brings constant, persistent attention to cutting-edge arranging. Musical excellence and a proper balance of spiritual emphasis are the keys to the success God has helped them tap. Their entire family sings together in an ensemble. The concert will be at Gracepointe Church (6819 Old Shell Road) at 7 p.m. For more information, go to www.globalpromo.org or phone 1-800-965-9324.

Chocolate! The Exhibition
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center brings Mobile and the Gulf Coast a unique and educational exhibition that’s sure to be a “sweet treat” for young and old alike. “Chocolate! The Exhibition” explores the rich natural and cultural history of one of the world’s favorite treats, tracing chocolate from its origin in the rainforest to its status as a global economic commodity. Visit www.exploreum.com for more information.


October 17

St. Ignatius Impala Gallop
St. Ignatius Impala Gallop is a 2-mile certified run/walk to benefit St. Ignatius’ only fundraiser, the Impala Gala. The race starts at 5:45 p.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 3704 Springhill Ave. Registration includes post-race dinner and entertainment including a photo booth! Register online at www.eventbrite.com, in person at St. Ignatius school or pick up a registration form at McCoy Outdoor, Run-N-Tri or Fleet Feet Sports. Race day registration is also available. For more info, contact rbwein@hotmail.com.

Homebuyers seminar
This seminar is full of tips and information for those wanting to become a homeowner. Learn what you need to know about the home buying process to avoid making costly mistakes. This seminar starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Register at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling office, 705 Oak Circle Drive E., Mobile. Due to limited space, please call 251-602-0011 to register in advance.

Buddy Walk
The Down Syndrome Society of Mobile County will host its annual Buddy Walk in Bienville Square. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. There will be live music, vendors, games for kids of all skills and ages, face painting, food and much more! The Buddy Walk is a 1-mile walk to help promote awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in our community. You can register to walk, join one of the teams or create your own team at http://www.ezeventsolutions.com/fr/DSSMC/2015BuddyWalk. Registration includes a T-shirt and entrance to all activities. For more information, contact Dora Harding at 251-442-1128 or email downsyndromesociety@gmail.com.

North Mobile County Food Park and Farmer’s Market
Join us in downtown Prichard for a market full of food trucks, local produce, meats, artists, crafts and music. The market takes place the first and third Saturdays of every month from 9 a.m. until noon at 204 S. Wilson Ave., in the old Sawyer Furniture parking lot. For more information, visit www.nomocofoodie.org. For help with additional questions, contact Jonathan Adams at 352-217-780 or JonDAdams@gmail.com.

Market on the Square
Shopping for the freshest crops every Saturday through Nov. 21 at Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile. This time of year is our favorite because you can buy locally grown fresh greens, fall corn, squash, peppers, sweet potatoes, pastas, seafood, sausages, eggs, goat milk cheese, breads and baked goods and much more. Stay for live music on the green. For more information, call 251-208-1550.


October 18

Streets Alive
Downtown Mobile will be filled with all kinds of activities such as biking, dancing, shopping and more. The second annual Streets Alive will take over Dauphin Street from 2-6 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MobileStreetsAlive.

Little Sisters of the Poor Lawn Party
Come experience an “Irish October” at the Little Sisters of the Poor in Midtown at 1655 McGill Ave. The Little Sisters of the Poor Annual Lawn Party is a day of family fun with games and prizes for the kids, great food, raffles, a White Elephant booth and much more. This year’s featured entertainment is the local Celtic band Mithril and Irish dancers from the Maccrossan School of Irish Dance.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. All proceeds benefit the care of the elderly residents of Sacred Heart. For more information, call 251-476-6335, ext. 102, or look for “The Little Sisters of the Poor Lawn Party” on Facebook.

Out of the Darkness Walk
Join with thousands of people nationwide to participate in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s South Alabama Out of the Darkness Community Walk. The AFSP is at the forefront of research, education, and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. With more than 39,000 lives lost each year in the U.S. and over one million worldwide, the importance of AFSP’s mission has never been greater, nor their work more urgent. Check-in is at 1 p.m. and the walk is 2:45 until 4 p.m. at Daphne City Hall.

NICU Reunion
The Hollis J. Wiseman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital will host its 26th NICU Reunion in the hospital courtyard from 1-3 p.m. All NICU graduates and their families are invited. Costumes are encouraged at this fall festival-themed event. Refreshments, children’s games, a photo booth and face painting will be featured. Free parking at USA Mitchell Cancer Institute; admission is free. For more info, call 251-415-1000.

Bird Watching 101
Dauphin Island is within one of the most significant bird migratory flyways in the world, making birds part of the Island’s rich heritage. In recognition of this, Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council is sponsoring “Bird Watching 101,” 2-5 p.m. Join bird expert Andrew Haffenden and other experienced birders to learn more about birds and how to identify them. The event will include birding tours in the Audubon Bird Sanctuary and on Dauphin Island Beaches. Tickets cost $10 each, for ages 13 and older. Birding tours are limited to the first 30 to register at the Gallery. For more information, call 251-490-0294 or email dauphinislandarts@gmail.com.

WBA Inaugural Conference
The Women’s Business Alliance (WBA), the Women’s Business Center of South Alabama and the Women’s Business Center of Rural Alabama are excited to announce their upcoming women’s forum Oct. 18-19. Hosted by Wind Creek Hospitality in Atmore, we’ll have a great day and a half of inspiring speakers and topics, reveal our Woman Entrepreneur of the Year and also provide many opportunities to network with a private reception on Sunday and vendor exhibitions on both days. For more information and to register, visit www.womensbusinessalliance.org/conference.

Weddings to Brag About
Come to Azalea Manor (751 Dauphin St.) for a bridal show featuring food, music and entertainment. Vendors and event planners will be on hand along with the area’s best bridal and formal shops. There will be thousands of dollars worth of door prizes, two grand prizes and one grand prize of a free wedding, reception and honeymoon. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m. For more information and to register, visit www.weddingstobragabout.com.

Sunday matinee at 5 Rivers
Every Sunday throughout the day, take a step inside 5 Rivers Tensaw Theater and catch a free film. This week’s movie is “Penguins of Madagascar.” For more information, call 251-625-0814.

Open studio
Come enjoy complimentary mimosas as artists work at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St. in downtown Mobile. Works by more than 60 area artists also will be on display. For more information, call 251-694-0278.


October 19

Breast cancer screening
The American Cancer Society and Wal-Mart have joined together to host breast cancer screenings in Mobile and Baldwin counties to promote breast cancer awareness and education. Mobile County’s screenings will be at Wal-Mart, 1300 N. University Blvd., from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Virginia College V’s Student Cosmetology Services grand opening
Virginia College in Pensacola is pleased to announce the grand opening of V’s Student Cosmetology Services from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 312 E. Nine Mile Road, Suite 34. V’s is a full-service, student-run retail operation that offers a wide variety of services at affordable prices. Guests will be entertained with a student fashion show featuring models wearing student hair designs. Each guest will receive a free gift bag, hors d’oeuvres and libations while entering to win door prizes and touring the facility. Salon professionals are welcome at the event as well as potential students and their families.

Ballroom Dance
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society hosts dance classes with professional instructors at 7 p.m., followed by dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10. This event is BYOB and no need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome. Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31, Spanish Fort. For more information, email Cassie Fishbein at Cassief13@aol.com.

Money Management
This seminar is full of information on how to develop spending plans, money management skills and other goal-setting techniques. This seminar is from 6-7 p.m. Register at Lifelines/Consumer Credit Counseling office, 705 Oak Circle Drive E., Mobile. Due to limited space, please call 251-602-0011 to register in advance.

Top Cats Toastmasters
Are you terrified at the idea of public speaking? We were. We got over it. Top Cats Toastmasters invites you to join us. We meet every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Red Lobster near the southeast corner of Airport Boulevard and Azalea Road in Mobile. You can practice your speaking and listening skills and learn to think on your feet in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Dues are $43 twice a year, and lunch must be purchased. Toastmasters International is a worldwide organization. For further information, call 251-344-2938.


October 20

Breast cancer screening
The American Cancer Society and Wal-Mart have joined together to host breast cancer screenings in Mobile and Baldwin counties to promote breast cancer awareness and education in the communities. Mobile County’s screenings will be at Wal-Mart, East Interstate 65 Service Road, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

We-Mo Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s market is sponsored by Christ United Methodist church every Tuesday through Nov. 24 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. It features locally grown produce, honey, seafood, baked goods and other homemade items. Located at 6101 Grelot Road (corner of Grelot and Hillcrest).

Bridge lessons
The Mobile Bridge Center is offering free bridge lessons each Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Mobile Bridge Center, 1510 University Blvd. Arrive a few minutes early to register. If you have questions, call the Bridge Center at 251-666-2147 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tea for Two
The Fairhope Museum of History will host “Tea for Two” each Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Guests will enjoy a cup of delicious Baldwin County tea, cookies and a lecture on an interesting aspect of Fairhope history. These very popular afternoon events are sponsored by the Friends of the Museum. For more information on upcoming programs, call the Fairhope Museum of History at 251-929-1471.

Teen Tech Tutor program
The Baldwin County Library Cooperative recently implemented a Teen Tech Tutor program at the Robertsdale Library. This program is designed to match high school age students who have strong technological skills with adults and seniors who are unfamiliar with basic laptop computer technology. The free program is available Monday through Friday 3:30-4:30 p.m. at 18301 Pennsylvania St., Robertsdale. An appointment is required; call the library at 251-970-4010.  


October 21

Mobile Ballet Decorator Showhouse
An enchanting midtown Mobile estate home will be transformed by 16 decorators  and design firms for the Mobile Ballet Decorator Showhouse, an exciting new fundraising project for Mobile Ballet. Meet the decorators at the preview party. Tickets are $75 per person and include wine, beer, appetizers and desserts. Advance purchase required. Preview Party tickets are also valid for admission during the entire Showhouse week. All event tickets are available through www.brownpapertickets.com and the Mobile Ballet office, 4351 Downtowner Loop N., Mobile, 251-342-2241.

Brown Bag in Bienville Square
Fall is back and so is live jazz! Brown Bag your lunch and sit under the swirl of oak trees in Mobile’s Bienville Square, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by the city of Mobile Special Events Department, this week featuring Nu Image. Artists perform Wednesday in Bienville Square, Thursday in Daphne’s Mayday Park and Friday at Fairhope’s Windmill Market.  

Ladies’ Wine and Drive Golf Clinic
Learn to golf, improve your game or just have fun with your girlfriends! Come to Foley for a golf lesson, glass of wine and friendship. If you’ve always wanted to learn, this is a great opportunity in a fun, low-pressure atmosphere. One-hour golf lesson with glass of wine (before and after lesson) costs $20 per lesson. All lessons taught by a PGA pro every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Glenlakes Golf Club, 9530 Clubhouse Drive, Foley. Contact David for more information, 251-955-1220

Downtown Toastmasters
Are you interested in gaining more confidence in your public speaking ability? The Downtown Mobile Toastmasters Club 2815 invites you to join us for our weekly educational lunch meeting at T.P. Crockmiers, 261 Dauphin St., from noon until 1 p.m. Practice your speaking, listening and leadership skills in a relaxed, friendly environment. Lunch must be purchased. Our dues are $42 twice yearly. Toastmasters International is a worldwide organization. For more information, call 251-404-3924.

Boardwalk Talks
Boardwalk Talks are on the first and third Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. Come to the Estuarium to participate in a dialog with the experts at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd. The Northern Gulf Institute presents a series of informal conversations about all things scientific in the Gulf of Mexico region. For more information or questions call 251-861-2141.