September 4

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.

Blood Donation
Observe National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September by donating blood with the American Red Cross. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects as many as 100,000 people in the U.S. Donors throughout the month will receive a coupon by email for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations. The American Red Cross will be at the Chick-Fil-A, 1682 U.S. Highway 98 in Daphne from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

September 5

Fairhope First Friday Artwork
Exhibit openings with guest artists, refreshments and live entertainment at a variety of venues. 6-8 p.m., downtown Fairhope. A map of participating venues, including specialty shops and restaurants, is available at the Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak St. For more information call 251-928-2228.

September 6

Clays for Strays
Tired Dog Rescue presents Clays for Strays. Join Tired Dog Rescue for their inaugural Sporting Clay Shoot at Taylor Creek Shooting Preserve, Old Windsor Road, Theodore, Ala. The shoot begins at 9 a.m. Register online at Registration includes trophies, food and a T-shirt. For more information call 251-281-8370.

Hurricane Run 5K and Fun Run/Walk
This annual event will be held at 8:10 a.m. on the east end of Dauphin Island. The course is certified and starts near the Sea Lab. The race is organized by the Port City Pacers. Preregister online at by midnight Sept. 5, or in person at McCoy Outdoor or Run-N-Tri in Mobile or Running Wild in Fairhope until noon Sept. 5. Great food and beverages will be provided and awards are three deep in five-year age groups. It is the first Corporate Cup race of the season and a Grand Prix event. For more information call Port City Pacers at 251-473-7223 or go to

The Fab Four
A tribute to the Beatles presented by AEG and Huka Entertainent. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St. Tickets start at $28.20, call 251-208-5600 for more information.

September 7

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 8

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to work at tax help sites in the Mobile area during the 2015 tax season. Those who volunteer will be trained with Internal Revenue Service tax materials to help elderly and low-to-middle-income people with their federal and state individual income tax returns. For more information or to volunteer, contact United Way of Southwest Alabama at 251-431-0110 or dial 2-1-1.

September 9

Green Drinks
Mobile Bay Green Drinks is a community group open to anyone interested in sharing ideas for sustainable living. Their goal is to connect with other progressive people in our area who work to address environmental issues in some capacity. There is no charge to attend, but you are responsible for your own drinks. The gathering starts at 5 p.m. at Fairhope Brewing, 914 Nichols Ave, Fairhope.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a non-profit, 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 753-0755 or 447-2179 or visit

September 10

Bend & Brew
Join Fairhope Brewing every Wednesday night starting at 6p.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 for more information.