It’s officially the time of year where everything happens: egg hunts, theatre, festivals, walks, you name it. Find all the details on all of them here.

1. The Underpants

April 4-7
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m.
Homewood Theatre at The Dance Foundation

Steve Martin takes a classic German play and puts his wild and crazy spin on it for this script. You never know what will happen when someone’s bloomers fall down! Tickets are $15 and can be ordered at homewoodtheatre.com.



2. Student Art Exhibit

April 1-26
Homewood Public Library

Student artists in grades K-12 who live in Jefferson County submitted their work, and now it’s time to see the winners. Stop by the see it when you are at the library!

3. MS Walk 2019

Saturday, April 6
Homewood Central Park

Help bring an end to multiple sclerosis, forever at this annual walk. You can either do a 1- or 3-mile route. So far Sue Graphos’ and Scott Thorne’s teams are in the top 10 for fundraising. Register here.

4. Jazz in the Park

Sunday, April 7 | 3 p.m.
Homewood Central Park

Really the event name says it all. Except you should also know that it’s free. Join the Homewood Arts Council for this annual event in partnership with Magic City Smooth Jazz. Because who doesn’t want to chill on the lawn and hear live music in spring weather with their neighbors?

5. Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling!

Friday, April 12 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Homewood Public Library Back Parking Lot

Bring your sensitive documents and files for shredding, plus your old electronics, batteries, appliances, ink cartridges and other items to be recycled. Secure hard drive can be destroyed on-site for $10.  This program is a cooperative project of the Homewood Library, Homewood Rotary and Protec Recycling.

6. Dolores Hydock Presents Taking Sides

Friday, April 12 | 6:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

Are there really two sides to every story? Can the two sides be opposite and still both be true? As part of Homewood Public Library’s Alabama Bicentennial celebration, storyteller Dolores Hydock debuts this new story that takes a different look at the controversial life of an Alabama country music legend. Light hors d’oeuvres buffet starting at 6:30 p.m., and the show follows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $30, must by April 10 online at the Adult Services Desk or homewoodpubliclibrary.org

7. Spring Plant Sale

April 12-14
Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Brookwood Village Macy’s Upper Parking Lot

Get your green thumb on and choose from more than 100,000 plants, most of which have been nurtured by volunteers at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Plant experts will be on-site and proceeds benefit The Gardens’ educational goals.

8. Homewood Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13 | 5:30 p.m.
Homewood Athletic Complex

BYOB (bring your own basket, that is) and get ready to hunt—and join in on the fun of games, prizes, bounce houses and Easter Bunny photos. Ages 1-2 and 3-4 will hunt at 6:30 p.m., ages 7-8 at 7:15 p.m., and ages 7-8 and 9-11 at 7:45 p.m. (so big kids, bring a flashlight). Check homewoodparks.com for updates.

9. Hop ‘n Shop

Saturday, April 13 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Downtown Homewood

Head out to 18th Street to shop for coupons, candy and more from your favorite boutiques and shops. The event is presented by the Homewood Chamber of Commerce.

10. Birmingham Kidney Walk

Saturday, April 13
Samford Track & Soccer Stadium

Come out to walk and support Alabama Kidney Foundation’s services for kidney patients through financial assistance, education and support services. The Foundation provides public education to promote organ donation awareness and prevention of kidney disease. Register and find more info at alkidney.org.

11. Homewood Chamber Annual Excellence in Education and April Chamber Membership Luncheon

Tuesday, April 17
The Club

It’s time for our favorite chamber luncheon of the year. students from each of the system’s schools will be awarded the Excellence in Education Awards. Get your tickets here.

12. Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue Fundraiser

Thursday, April 18| 5-7 p.m.
Four Seasons Gallery

Calling all cat lovers! Local artists will be painting cat portraits live, and all proceeds go to this local cat rescue Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue to help them fund a bigger facility. Some of the artist will have painted KKH cats and kittens that need adopting, and wine and appetizers will be served.

13. Buzzed & Smashed Gin Cocktail Class

Friday, April 26
Homewood Public Library

In the world of gin cocktails, some classics are abuzz with honey and mint. Join author and bartender Clair McLafferty for an exploration of this delicious world. Ages 21 and up. Tickets are $12.50 and include two adult beverages and light refreshments. Get your tickets at homewoodpubliclibrary.org.

14. Relay for Life

Friday, April 26
Homewood Central Park

Relay is about so much more than walking. It’s about helping fight cancer by fundraising fo the American Cancer Society. It’s about honoring cancer survivors and remembering loved ones. And it’s about a community coming together. Sign up here.

15. Edgewood Spring Festival

Saturday, April 27 | 3-7 p.m.
Homewood Middle School

Note the location at HMS! It’s time for fun and games and rides to support Edgewood Elementary. Plus, there will be food, DJ and a live animal show. Find more information at edgewood-pto.org.

16. Shades Creek Festival

Saturday, April 27 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Jemison Park

Come out to celebrate the natural beauty of one of our favorite creeks with free fly-fishing lessons from Caliber, hawk and owl visitors from the Alabama Wildlife Center, and music from the Chad Fisher Swing Band and bluegrass band Clear Blue Sky alongside an interpretive water dance. Plus you can grab lunch from a food truck and decorate owl-, fish- and frog-shaped cookies, and the City of Mountain Brook will giveaway native sassafras trees to celebrate Arbor Day. The event is held by the cities of Homewood and Mountain Brook.

Save the Date

We Love Homewood Day 2018

Saturday, May 4

Mark your calendars because your favorite day of parades and bounce houses and sidewalk chalk art competitions is coming up soon. Plus Homewood Grown, benefitting Homewood City Schools Foundation, is moving to that same weekend this year. We can’t wait for May!

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email mm@homewoodlife.com to submit yours.