September 25

Signature Chefs Auction
Join local chefs, caterers, and restaurateurs showcasing their culinary masterpieces, a generous sampling of fine wines, entertainment and a lively auction featuring one-of-a-kind packages. This event, which helps raise money for the March of Dimes, pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local chefs and caterers in Mobile and Baldwin counties. The event starts at 6 p.m. at Space 301. For more information call 251-345-6480.

Family Food and Traditions
The Daphne Public Library is proud to present Alabama Humanities Foundation Road Scholar Joyce Cauthen. Cauthen will be speaking at 6 p.m. in the library community room at the Daphne Public Library, 2607 U.S. Highway 98. Her topic is Please Pass the Folklore: Family and Community Traditions in the Kitchen and Around the Dinner Table.

Columns and Cocktails
Historic Mobile Preservation Society invites you to attend Columns & Cocktails 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Emanuel-Pake-Staples Building, 100 North Royal St.. Join us at this historic downtown venue listed on the National Register for the HMPS Preservation Awards and a live art auction. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets at the door will be $50. For more information call 251-432-6161.

Thursdays at the Museum
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 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.


September 26

ART Works: ThrowDown 3
This one-of-a-kind auction and loud party features an art competition based upon the highly popular concept used in television food challenges. ART Works: ThrowDown 3, will feature a battle between five local artists, each contestant will be given a box containing pre-selected unknown items, a shared supply closet, and 90 minutes to create a new work of art. These masterpieces will be sold in a live auction to the highest bidders. The ThrowDown starts at 6 p.m. at the Mobile Arts Council, 318 Dauphin St.

Black-Out Cancer Ball
The Black-Out Cancer Ball, formerly Baldwin County Gala, is an evening with dancing, entertainment, an honoree presentation, dining and auctions. Everyone wears black. The event will offer elegant surroundings, scrumptious foods, fragrant wines, and a night of revelry and merrymaking. Tickets are $100. The event will be held at the Fairhope Civic Center, 161 N. Section St. For more information call 251-414-1305.

Mobile Mystery Dinner
Murder on the Battleship! Join the Mobile Mystery Dinners for their next performance at Mobile Carnival Museum, 355 Government St. Advance reservations are required, to make reservations call 251-865-7398. Tickets are $59 and include dinner and unlimited wine. The mystery begins at 7p.m.

Navarre Beach Sand Sculpting Competition
The 5th Annual Navarre Beach Sand Sculpting competition will take place Sept. 26-28 on the beaches of Navarre Beach, Florida. This year nine of the world’s top soft sand sculptors are coming to compete. The event, held adjacent to the Navarre Fishing Pier, was founded as a way to showcase the pristine quartz sands of Navarre Beach, home to one of only ten coastlines in the nation protected as a National Seashore. For more information visit www.navarresandsculpting.com.


September 27

Boobstock
A music festival to benefit American Cancer Society making strides against breast cancer with musical entertainment, kids entertainment, shopping and fun. Gates open at 10 a.m. at Odd Fellows Park in Grand Bay (on Highway 90). General admission is $5; kids 11 and under get in free.

Noah’s Park Pet Carnival
A celebration for pets and their humans featuring games and contests for dogs, a doggie and people cafe’, pet photos, silent auction, a spa experience with canine and human massages, pet rescue adoptions, horse rides, a petting zoo and more. Starts at 11:30 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer 7125 Hitt Road. For more information call 251-639-1948.

Chip In for Autism
A benefit for Woody’s Song School will be held at Azalea City Golf Course. The tournament starts at 1 p.m. The cost $50 per person and includes a bucket of range balls, tournament entry, cart and dinner by the Hungry Owl. For more information please contact Cindy at 251-656-0070.

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 or Run-N-Tri in Mobile until noon Sept. 25th. Race day registration is also available. For more info contact rbwein@hotmail.com.

Semi-Annual Book Sale
Please join the Friends of the Library for the semi-annual Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Daphne Public Library, 2607 U.S. Highway 98. Great books at a great price, plus a silent auction for special items! Bookstore will be open too, with books, puzzles, maps, record albums, videos, CDs and more.

Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) is excited to invite the public to the Mobile Junior Open Sept. 27-28 at TimberCreek Golf Club. The Mobile Junior Open is open to all golfers between the ages of 11-18. The event is a two-day, 36-hole event, first tee off is 9 a.m. For more information please call 251-621-9900.


September 28

Distinguished Young Women Tennis Classic
Women’s and Men’s Doubles Team Format & USTA Sanctioned Juniors Tournament will be held at Copeland-Cox Tennis Center, 851 Gaillard Drive from 2-5 p.m. There will be an award ceremony and celebration dinner following the tournament. Entry fee is $35 per player. For more information call 251-438-3621.

Boogie Woogie Battleship Bash
Enjoy swing sounds of the Mobile Big Band Society and food from Naman’s Catering. The broad fantail deck of the USS Alabama provides a romantic setting for an entertaining night with a 1946 theme. Come as you are or get out your uniform, zoot suit, padded shoulders, seamed nylons, and all your 1940s attire. Relax with music that was meant to be played under the stars or dance the night away. Tickets are $75 per person. Sponsorships are available for corporate and individual recognition. For more information and to make your reservation, call Mobile Opera at 251-432-6772.

Central Presbyterian Church Benefit
Join Central Presbyterian Church at Kitchen on George, 351 George St. for an afternoon filled with food and auction items. Tickets are $20. 3-5 p.m. Contact Neal for more information, 251-402-9848.

Stephen and Ruth Dill Lecture Series featuring Thomas Cahill
Acclaimed author and historian Thomas Cahill, whose “Hinges of History” series explores the origins of Western culture, will speak as part of a new lecture series at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church. Cahill will address the church’s morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. and give a lecture on his newest book, “Heretics and Heroes,” at 5:30 p.m. A book signing and reception will follow. Both events are free and open to the public.

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.


September 29

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.


September 30

TOPS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a nonprofit, weekly weight loss support group. Learn how to lose weight successfully with no immediate obligation to join. Tuesday mornings, 9:30 a.m. Christ United Methodist Church, The Christ Center, Room C-201, 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile. For more information call 251-753-0755 or 251-447-2179 or visit www.tops.org.


October 1

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