October 30

Mystere De Lore
Trained performers will showcase their impeccable talents that seem to defy gravity, but can only be explained through the laws of physics. Alongside the performers, attendees will be treated to live musical entertainment, fine cuisine and a special science experiment conducted by Exploreum staff. The event will start at 6 p.m. Individual tickets are $150 and available by calling 251-208-6851 or visiting www.exploreum.com. Sponsorships are available. The Exploreum is located at 65 Government St.

SkyWatch
Join the Mobile Astronomical Society and staff of the Environmental Studies Center to observe the moon, open star clusters, nubula and other celestial objects at the Environmental Studies Center, 6101 Girby Road in Mobile. 7-8:30 p.m. Cloudy conditions will result in event cancellation. For more information call 251-221-5000.

Ghouls, Goblins, and Dead Artists, oh my!
Torn between a love for the hocus pocus of Halloween and the colorful celebrations of the Mexican Holiday, Day of the Dead, the Mobile Museum of Art has done the unthinkable: combined black cats, headless horsemen and candy corn with bright marigolds, colorful papel picados, and sugar skulls as only an art museum knows how. Grab your costume and crawl on over for a night of witchcraft, wizardry and Warhol. It’ll be a pre-pre trick-or-treat, with spooky art activities, a mysterious photoBOOth, and plenty of cavity-causing candy. However, it won’t be all doom and gloom, as we pay homage, Day of the Dead style, to some of the Museum’s most beloved artists. 5-8 p.m. MMoA is located at 4850 Museum Drive. For questions call 251-208-5200.

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.

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

Luncheon with “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell
Join the Waterfront Recue Mission for a luncheon with “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell and Capt. Chad Fleming. For more information, visit www.waterfrontmission.org or email honorcomeshome@gmail.com.


October 31

Nightmares III
The Playhouse in the Park presents “Nightmares III” just in time for Halloween. A great Halloween event for ages 13 and up. The performance will be Oct. 31 at the Playhouse in the Park, 4851 Museum Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Call 251-602-0630 for reservations.

Halloween ComicFest
Join FOS Comics at 1210 Azalea Road for Halloween ComicFest. FOS will be hosting a series of events ranging from creator signing to comic giveaway to costume contest and even a celebrity appearance. The fun starts at 11 a.m. For more information contact FOS Comics at 251-366-9669.

Spooks & Spirits Halloween Party
Join the OK Bike Shop for their annual Spooks & Spirits Halloween Party. The party will start at 7 p.m. There will be some great drink specials, a costume contest and much more. The OK Bike Shop is located downtown at 661 Dauphin St. For more information call 251-432-2453.

Ghouls and Grapes
Celebrate Halloween at the Firehouse Wine Bar, 216 St. Francis St. They’ll be serving up some fright-night favorites including Zombie Monkie beer, Fangria, Vampire Wines and more. Between 7-11 p.m., they’ll be giving away a bottle of wine each hour to the customer with the best costume.

Free Breast Exam
With a commitment to providing vital preventive care, free clinical breast exams are being offered to uninsured and underinsured women between the ages of 40 and 64 at the Family Health Women’s Center, 248 Cox St. in Mobile. Appointments for the free clinical breast exams are available between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call 251-690-8889 to schedule an appointment.


November 1

Stockton Sawmill Days
The event will be held on the beautiful wooded grounds of Baldwin County’s Bicentennial Park in Stockton, Alabama, located just 1.5 miles north of I-65 at 31233 State Highway 225. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is as event held by The Stockton Heritage Association and celebrates our community’s history and heritage as home to the first sawmill in the state of Alabama. All proceeds go to the Stockton Heritage Museum. For tickets call 251-937-3738 or visit stocktonsawmilldays.org. Tickets are $10 or $15 at the gate. Children 6 to 12 are $5. Children under 6 are free.

Seafood Science and Celebrity: Sustaining Heritage
This year’s gala will allow guests to see and taste firsthand the creative combination of culinary innovation and Gulf Coast customs, while enjoying live music. Guests can make a stop in each region to sample a variety of Gulf Coast seafood dishes and Southern drinks from creative guest chefs and local specialty vendors. Dozens of the region’s best curators that create, make and cook heritage eats and drinks will also promote ways to sustain the Gulf Coast. From local breweries to Mobile Bay oysters shucked on site, the Gala will set the tone for a laid-back Southern weekend. 4-8 p.m. at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, 101 Bienville Blvd. Contact Kelsey at 251-510-8103 for more information or visit www.seafoodsciencecelebrity.com.

14th annual Mobile Renaissance Faire
Come see the castle and jousting knights from History Channel’s Full Metal Jousting. Meet the king and queen, eat drink and be merry as you are entertained by jesters, jugglers, magicians, fire breathers, gypsy dancers, pirates, falconry, swordfighters, music, food, games, crafts and more. The Medieval Village will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission for adults is $10 and children $5. The village is located at 30520 Eagle Lane in Robertsdale, Alabama two miles north of I-10 at the Wilcox exit. For more information contact sadie50@yahoo.com.

The Salty Worm Brackish Classic and Delta Bash
The Salty Worm Brackish Classic is a one-of-a-kind fishing tournament in which freshwater anglers compete against saltwater anglers on the same day. The tournament will be held at the Bluegill Restaurant on the Mobile causeway because of its location in the center of the Delta. There will be two categories: bass and speckled trout. More than $5,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded. Live music afterward with a seafood buffet. For more information call 251-460-7032 or visit www.saltyworm.org.

Food Truck Event Benefits Food Bank
The Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center will host the “Food Trucks for the Bay Area Food Bank” from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to benefit the Bay Area Food Bank. Several area food truck vendors and restaurant catering trailers will set up in the Exhibit Hall to sell their cuisine. Each vendor will pledge a percentage of the day’s sales to the Bay Area Food Bank. The charitable food truck vendors and restaurant catering trailers participating are Bob’s Famous Hot Dog, Coco Bay Daphne, Geaux Boy, Kona Ice, Los Tacos, Old 27 Grill “Crawfish Wagon”, PNH Cream, Saucy Q Bar-B-Que and Von’s Food Truck. Admission to the event will be a $1 donation to the food bank or a nonperishable food item per person. Parking to the event will be free. For more information call 251-208-2452 or email Cwattssmith@mobileconventions.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.


November 2

Greater Gulf State Fair
The Grounds will host the 60th Annual Greater Gulf State Fair from Oct. 24-Nov. 2, 2014. This year’s fair will feature a new theme “Celebrate the Coast,” which aims to host the best things about the Gulf Coast under one roof as well as more than 30 adult rides, 30 kids rides and a must-see entertainment line up. The Grounds are located at 1035 Cody Road at the intersection with Ziegler Boulevard.

Mobile Streets Alive
Mobile Streets Alive temporarily closes streets to cars and opens them to the public from 2-5 p.m. Mobile’s streets will be transformed into vibrant places that celebrate and build community. Families and neighbors mingle, recreate, and shop all while engaging in new activities and supporting local merchants. Mobile Streets Alive makes our streets safe to enjoy walking, running, biking, playing, dancing, and socializing. There are activities and events along the route. Shop owners and restaurants are able to extend beyond their normal brick-and-mortar storefronts.

St. Mary Knight of Columbus Golf Tournament
Join St. Mary’s and the Knights of Columbus for the 6th annual Steve Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament will be a scramble format, 4-player teams. The cost is $100 per player with all the proceeds benefitting St. Mary Catholic School. There will be a shotgun start at Spring Hill College Golf Course at 4000 Dauphin St. Call 251-432-5001 for registration.

Old Bikes at Fort VI
The Mobile Bay Vintage Motorcycle Club is holding its 6th vintage motorcycle show at Historic Fort Conde located in downtown Mobile, Alabama. The Fort is a recreation of Mobile’s original French fort. Admission to the public is free and bikes can be entered for $4 each. The schedule will be: registration from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Judging starts at 1:15 p.m. with awards at 3 p.m. For more information contact Jim at jasdowney@gmail.com or visit www.mbvmc.net.

Seafood Science and Celebrity: Sunday Supper
Sunday Supper Gulf Coast will take place inside Historic Fort Gaines’ open-air kitchen. Sunday Supper Gulf Coast will raise funds to support the James Beard Foundation’s culinary scholarship program. Participating chefs will come together to cook up a creatively unexpected sea-to-fork, family-style dinner featuring fresh seafood with a touch of the best available by catch. Sunday Supper Gulf Coast will kick off with a cocktail party and live music from Fat Man Squeeze 12-2 p.m. followed by the seated dinner 2-4 p.m., featuring a five-course meal complete with wine pairings and introductions of each dish by the featured chefs. Historic Fort Gaines is located at 51 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island. Contact Kelsey at 251-510-8103 for more information or visit seafoodsciencecelebrity.com.

Festival of Lights
Diwali is a holiday of joy. It signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and is also known as Festival of Lights. Celebration is a free event for invites and will take place at the Daphne Civic Center (2603 US 98, Daphne) on from 2:30 to 10:00 p.m. Mouth-watering Indian Cuisine will be served with traditional live band playing Indian Music, Bollywood Songs, door prizes and much more. For more information contact Mahesh at 251-753-5685

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


November 3

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. There will be a cash bar 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.


November 4

Explore the Opportunities: St. Mary Catholic School
Join St. Mary’s for parent night and explore the opportunities. Dinner and information packets will be 5:30–6:30 p.m. and open house and curriculum tours will be 6:30–7:30 p.m. Registration information for the 2015-2016 school year will also be available. St. Mary’s is located at 107 N. Lafayette. For more information call 251-433-9904.

Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation will host the 3rd annual Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Battle House Hotel (26 Royal St.). This will be a wonderful luncheon featuring award-winning and TED talk phenomenon, Woods Hole Scientist Dr. David Gallo. For more information call Helene Hassell at 251-605-6624 or email admin@sealabfoundation.org.


November 5

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 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.

Tour Space 301
Tours of the Main Gallery and Fabrication Hall are every Wednesday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Centre for the Living Arts/Space 301, 301 Conti St. Tours included with the price of admission. Call 251-208-5671 or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com for more information.