Sept. 18

Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Wind Creek Casino & Hotel present ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Alabama Cruise Terminal. This “must do” event is an evening for ladies 21 years of age and older and features heavy hors d’oeuvres from local area chefs and restaurants, McTini’s and an unforgettable evening of manicures, make-overs, shopping, entertainment and more. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, please visit www.rmhcmobile.org or call 251-694-6873.

Driving Adoption Awareness
Join the Adoption Rocks team for Driving Adoption Awareness at Henderson Collection and Classic Cars, 5253 Highway 90 West. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jim Henderson’s private collection featuring more than 60 vintage cars will be on display for this event only. The evening and era will be celebrated with American classic food, music and fun. Tickets are $50 person. To purchase tickets visit adoptionrocks.net.

United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile’s Food and Folly
Enjoy a Mardi Gras themed evening with silent auction, wine grab and wine tasting and food from some of Mobile’s best restaurants. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. at Fort Whiting Armory, 1620 S. Broad St. Tickets are $35 each or $60 per couple. For tickets and more information contact Kenny at 251-479-4900.

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.


Sept. 19

Cheap Chic Boutique
Join Our Sisters Closet for Cheap Chic Boutique. Shop a variety of clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry that are new, nearly new, retro or vintage. Cheap Chic Boutique will be held in the Sisters of Mercy Building, St. Mary Parish, 1452 Old Shell Road; Friday 9 a.m.-6p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3p.m. For more information contact Terri at 251-423-2001.

Salut! Wine Tasting Challenge
A team wine tasting competition to benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation. Join us for a night (6p.m.) of food, music and wine at the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Dr. Each team will compete in this fun and elegant wine tasting challenge. Teams will bring 4 identical bottles of either their favorite Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. Two of the bottles will be wrapped up and numbered as part of a blind wine tasting. The other two bottles will be reserved for the jackpot. Register your team at animalrescuemobile.org.

Grand Hotel Beverage Academy
Join the Grand Hotel (1 Grand Alvd, Fairhope) for Alabama’s only beverage academy: Intro to Gin. This month’s talk will be about gin and its long and special history in the spirits world. From the highs of “Dutch Courage” to the lows of “Mother’s Ruin.” Gin was the most popular spirit in the U.S. until the 1970’s. Come learn how to create a few classic gin cocktails including a French 75 and a Bramble. Call 251-990-6313 for more information.


Sept. 20

Dog River Cleanup
Dog River Clearwater Revival is participating in the 27th annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup and needs volunteers for the Dog River Zone. The event will be held from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Volunteers can sign in at Dog River Park (2259 Dog River Court 36605). Volunteers can cleanup street side or along shoreline. Water, gloves, and trash bags will be available. Lunch, Old Dutch ice cream, badges for Scouts (first come, first serve) and t-shirts will be provided. Questions? Email clairetwilson@comcast.net

GO Run 5K & Fun Run
The 7th annual GO Run for Gynecologic Oncology will be held at 8:00 a.m. on the USA campus near the Moulton Bell Tower. The course is certified and the event benefits the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. Race day registration until 7:30 a.m. Nice post-race party with food & beverages, 5-yr age group awards, many vendors, and great freebies. Contact Info: (251) 401-8039 or www.productionsbylittleredhen.com.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Wear your purple and help raise awareness at the inaugural Eastern Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This promises to be an anticipated annual event for the entire family. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., the opening ceremony is at 8:45 a.m. and the walk will start at 9 a.m. The walk starts at the Fairhope Pier, 3 Beach Road, Fairhope.

Sister II Sister Women’s Expo
Wind Creek Casino presents an empowering, informative expo designed for women of all ages. This expo is full of education, entertainment and shopping! The fun begins at 9 a.m. and last until 6 p.m. Admission is Free.

Fire Fighter Fund Razor
The Beard And Mustache Association: Follicles Of Freedom we will be hosting the Fire Fighter Fund Razor to benefit the Fairhope Volunteer Fire Dept. The Fund Razor will be held at VFW Post 5660, 950 Nichols St., 2 p.m. – 6p.m. This event is perfect for the whole family with kids activities, adult activities, food, live music and even a fire truck pull. For more information contact Frank at 910-494-8866.

Rabies Clinic
Every month, the Mobile County Health Department’s veterinarian provides hundreds of residents with low-cost vaccines for their dogs, cats and ferrets at a variety of locations. The rabies clinic will be at Eddie Smith’s Country Store, 14045 Celeste Rd., 7 a.m. till 12 p.m. For more information call 251-690-8823.


Sept. 21

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


Sept. 22

Voices of Jerusalem
Voices of Jerusalem depicts the rich story of Jerusalem through artifacts, photographs and a lecture series, complimenting the National Geographic film “Jerusalem.” The film gives the vision of three young Jerusalemites and their families – Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Through their eyes, audiences will learn what it means to call Jerusalem home and experience celebrations and events that mark the high points of a year in the life of the city. The film will be playing at the Exploreum, 65 Government St. For show times call 251-208-6873.


Sept. 23

Alabama’s Medicaid Program
A forum important to all Alabamians that is free and open to the public will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fairhope Public Library, 501 Fairhope Ave. Its purpose is to clarify information about the effects of the lack of Medicaid expansion on Alabama citizens and the effects of the uninsured on the stability of Alabama’s health care system. For more information call 251-644-5882.

The Brides of Downton Abbey
Known as a wedding folklorist and costume historian, Cornelia Powell is the author of The Brides Ritual Guide: Look Inside to Find Yourself. Cornelia Powell’s presentation combines behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the Downton Abbey costumers with intriguing bits of fashion history for an exciting fundraiser at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion , 1906 Spring Hill Ave. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30am, or tea and refreshments at 3:30pm, along with a tour of the Mansion, and book signing. Tickets are available online through BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling the Mansion at (251)471-6364. Seating is limited so please purchase tickets early – don’t miss this grand opportunity!


Sept. 24

Toastmasters International Open House
Join Downtown Toastmasters Club 2815 for their September Open House 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at T.P. Crockmier’s Restaurant, 250 Dauphin St. RSVP to Renee at 251-591-5793. Toastmasters is a nonprofit organization open to all individuals interested in learning and gaining experience in public speaking and leadership.

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.

Learning Lunch: Evelyn D. Causey, Ph.D, (Auburn) will present “Towns in Antebellum Alabama: Landscape and History”
Bring your lunch and enjoy a presentation by Evelyn D. Causey at the History Museum of Mobile, 111 S Royal St. Beverages are provided. Take a break to learn about the history and culture of the south. Noon.

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 215-208-5671 or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com for more information.