October 16

Greek Fest
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.

Ark of India
“Ark of India: An Alabama Artist Explores Southern Asia” is an exhibit about personal discovery and exploration. It is an account of late 19th and early 20th century India as seen by Alabama artist Roderick D. MacKenzie, using his paintings, drawings, sculptures and most importantly, photographs and writings. The exhibition is organized by the History Museum of Mobile (111 S. Royal St.) and is on view until Sept. 1, 2015.

Industrial Reverse Trade Show
More than 40 major manufacturers, industrial, chemical, energy, health, construction, engineering and government “businesses” all in one location available for personal contact by vendors of all disciplines. The PEP Reverse Trade Show will be held at Fort Whiting Auditorium in the Brookley Industrial Complex, 1-4:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pepmobile.org and are $125 for the general public. For questions, contact Sara Guntharp at sguntharp@pepmobile.org or at 251-345-7269.

An Evening with Doug Breau
Breau, along with his accomplished jazz band the Magnificent 5 and special guests, will serve up an evening of Great American Songbook standards, baby boomer classics, Broadway and country and western hits in celebration of the singer/entertainer’s recent 50th birthday. Backed by Sean Worrell, John Polanski, David White, Phil Proctor and John Polanski. Plus special guests saxophonist Roland Cobbs, guitarist Warren Wolf and vocalist Marty Loper. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Davidson High School, 3900 Pleasant Valley Road. All tickets are $15. Visit dougbreau.com for more details.

Networking Event for Professional Women
You’re invited to the 4th annual networking event for professional women hosted by The Women Lawyers of the Mobile Bar Association, benefitting Our Sisters’ Closet. Keynote speakers include U.S. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell and Our Sisters’ Closet Founder Terri Kearns. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the RSA Battle house Tower, 29th floor, 3 Dauphin St. Admission is $20 paid at the door.

Alabama Festival of Flavor
The Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermen’s Market will host a cocktail reception beginning at 6 p.m. The multi-course dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. where guests will savor culinary creations of local fare prepared by Executive Chef Ron Stone of Wolf Bay Lodge and Chef Brandon Thrash from the Faulkner State Culinary Institute. Each unique dish features local seafood and farm-fresh ingredients paired with a selective group of wines. The dinner will be held at the Wolf Bay Lodge in Foley, rain or shine. Tickets are $75 per person. Tickets are available online at southbaldwinchamber.com or by calling 251-943-3291.

Fete Fashion Show
The Fete Fashion Show will have 40-plus Fairhope retail merchants, restaurants and other area businesses showcasing Fairhope’s unique style and promoting Fairhope as local, regional and international destination. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Sonny Hill-Clearwater Polo Complex (Corner of U.S. Highway 98 and County Road 32). To purchase tickets call 251-928-9704 or visit poloatthepoint.com.

Think Pink Thursdays
Infirmary Health System encourages you to wear pink each Thursday during the month of October as a reminder for the women in our lives to schedule their annual mammograms. For more information call 251-435-3939 or email jennifer.velliantis@infirmaryhealth.org.


October 17

Plantasia!
Join Mobile Botanical Gardens for a fall plant sale featuring herbs, veggies, natives, annuals, azaleas, camellias, roses, fruit trees and more. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MBG Market Place, 5151 Museum Drive. A plant list available online at mobilebotanicalgardens.org. For questions, call 251-342-0555.

Ghost Tour
Bay City Convention & Tours and Mobile Mystery Dinners present a ghost tour. The tour begins at Azalea Manor 751 Dauphin St. and where you can enjoy an open bar from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. then board the bus to enjoy stories and the MMD players acting out the story and a tour of a haunted house. Advance reservations required, call 251-479-9970 to make your reservation, tickets are $35.


October 18

Parade of Homes
The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Mobile are proud to create the 2014 Parade of Homes. The Showcase Home will be located in Alabaster Subdivision, located in Semmes, and is being built by Paul and Mellanie Hildesheim of Gallery Homes. 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.

Owl-O-Ween 5K Trail Run
It is the Owl-O-Ween 5K Benefit Trail Run held at 8 a.m. on the grounds of the Environmental Studies Center, 6101 Girby Road. All proceeds will benefit the wildlife rehab programs at the ESC. Participants will be able to experience our local wildlife as they run/walk through our forest trails and around the animal exhibits. Pre-register now at eventbrite.com or in person at the ESC. Run-day registration will begin onsite at 7 a.m. There will be a post-run party including refreshments, door prizes, awards for the best run times, and a costume contest. For more information email wildlifefriends.esc@gmail.com or call 251-221-5000.

Buddy Walk
The Down Syndrome Society of Mobile County will host its 7th annual Buddy Walk in Bienville Square. Registration beings at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. There will be live music by The Lizards, 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 you can create your own team at: http://www.ezeventsolutions.com/fr/DSSMC/2014BuddyWalk. Registration includes a T-shirt and entrance to all of the activities. For more information contact Dora Harding at 251-442-1128 or email downsyndromesociety@gmail.com.

Dog River Fishing Tournament
Dog River Clearwater Revival is hosting the 4th annual Dog River Fishing Tournament. Lines in at 6 a.m. and out at 2:30 p.m. Weigh-in will be at The River Shack from 2-3:30 p.m. Register and pay in person at The Rivershack Restaurant or Springdale Travel, online at www.dogriver.org, or at the Captain’s Meeting. Captains Meeting will be Friday, Oct. 17 at The River Shack from 5:30 – 7p.m. Adult fee is $35, youth (age 5-15) fee is $15 and children (4 and under) are free. All proceeds to go towards Dog River Clearwater Revival’s efforts to improve and protect the water quality of Dog River. Email jerrime.kitsos@hubinternational.com or call at 251-375-4045 for more information.

Antique Appraisal Show
An antique appraisal show sponsored by St. Mary’s parish and the Mobile Genealogical Society, partnering with Charles Parmenter and Greg Reynolds from Olde Mobile Antique Gallery. Bring your treasures and have them appraised. The cost is $3 for one item; $5 for two items and $2.50 for each additional item. Doors open at 8 a.m. at the Sister of Mercy Build located at St. Mary’s, 1453 Old Shell Road.

Tamron Tailgate Tour
Join Calagaz for a fun photo educational experience. The tour will feature free photography mini sessions, complimentary lunch, giveaways and prizes, specials on Tamron lenses and more. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. at Calagaz, 90 Springdale Blvd. For more information call 251-478-0487.

Free Religious Seminar
Join West Mobile Bible Fellowship for a free seminar on “How to pray for your children and grandchildren in these times” at 10 a.m. at the West Mobile Bible Fellowship at 2090 Schillinger Road S. For more information visit wmbf.org.

Polo at the Point
The 2014 Polo at the Point at Sonny Hill-Clearwater Polo Complex in Point Clear has become one of Alabama’s top one-day fundraiser events. Organized by all volunteers with proceeds going back to the community, the Gulf Coast’s premier charity sporting event has designated Thomas Hospital and Mitchell Cancer Institute as its main beneficiaries. Event highlights include world-class polo, gourmet cuisine, champagne, divot stomping, tailgating fun, reserved seating, garden party attire in the luncheon tent, hat parade, Mercedes Drawn Down, Silent Auction, football sports center, night time player’s party and much more. Tickets range from $10 (tailgating) to $150. For more information visit www.poloatthepoint.comor call 251-928-9704.

Screen on the Green
It’s time to get out the blankets, lawn chairs and popcorn to join The Village of Spring Hill for movies under the stars with the second annual “Screen on the Green During Halloween,” a free outdoor film festival. “Pet Sematary” (rated R) will be shown at 8 p.m. at Lavretta Park on Old Shell Road. For more information on the “Screen on the Green During Halloween” movie series, please visit www.thevillageofspringhill.com.

Market on the Square
The fall harvest is in so join us in Cathedral Square (lower Dauphin) and come get your fresh greens, fall corn, squash, peppers, sweet potatoes, pastas, seafood, sausages, eggs, goat milk cheese, breads and baked goods. Also, shop for locally produced crafts like handmade candles, soaps, pottery and much more. Stay for live music. For more information, please call 251-208-1550.


October 19

Out of the Darkness Community Walk
The 4th annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk for suicide awareness and prevention will take place Sunday, from 1-4 p.m. in front of Daphne City Hall on Main Street. Proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. If you wish to register to walk, form a team, join a team and/or donate, please go to www.outofthedarkness.org. For more information, email jlbarber5@bellsouth.net.

Little Sisters of the Poor Lawn Party
Grab your kids and come out for the Little Sisters of the Poor 43rd Annual Lawn Party beginning at 10 a.m. Admission is free. Our Kid’s World will feature giant slides, inflatables, games, snow cones, cotton candy and a special treat this year – Mr. G’s balloons and magic for the little ones. Adults over 21 can come out for our inaugural Casino Night beginning at the conclusion of the Lawn Party at 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The Casino Night will be in the auditorium at the Little Sisters sacred Heart Residence. All proceeds go directly to the care of the elderly at the Little Sisters of the Poor. For more information contact John Goodroe at 251-476-6335.

Running with the Saints
A 2-mile run benefiting the Chad Saucier Scholarship Fund and promoting a drug and alcohol free, healthy lifestyle. The run will start at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal School, 161 Dogwood Lane. Register online at eventbrite.com or in person at St. Paul’s main office, McCoy Outdoor, or Run-N-Tri in Mobile or Running Wild in Fairhope. Race day registration will also be available for $30.


October 20

Pink Night Out
Providence Hospital Breast Center presents the 5th annual Pink Night Out. This Breast Cancer Awareness event will focus on “Preventing Breast Cancer,” awareness, prevention and support. There will be physician interaction, door prizes and more. The Pink Night Out starts at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Providence Park, 525 Providence Park. For more information call Robi at 251-639-2852.


October 21

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group
Known for being one of the great American singer-songwriters of the last 35 years, Lyle’s unique country, jazz, folk fusion is continually praised by audiences of all ages. Lovett will be playing at the Saenger Theatre (6 S. Joachim St.) at 7:30 p.m. For tickets visit mobilesaenger.com.


October 22

Brown Bag in Bienville Square
Fall is back and so is live jazz. Brown bag your lunch and sit under the swirl of the oak trees in Bienville Square every Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Live music provided by the City of Mobile Special Events Department and Catt Sirten.

Bend & Brew
Join Fairhope Brewing every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. for Hoppy Yoga. The taproom is transformed into a yoga studio with Soul Shine Yoga leading the session. It’s only $5 to participate in the class and then you can stick around for beer specials as well as light snacks provided by Pretty Mean Sweets. Fairhope Brewing is located at 914 Nichols Ave., Fairhope.