Events look different right now with COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still safe fun to be had.

1. Walk for Williams

Saturday, Aug. 1
Any Virtual Location

For the past two years, Homewood has walked in honor of Eva Cordry and others with William’s Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes developmental and learning delays. This year the event will be virtually, and the Cordry family is asking the community to walk, run, bike, row, stroll, hike, kayak or swim that day. Since William’s Syndrome is a partial deletion of genetic material from chromosome 7, they are suggesting a 7,000-step walk/run (roughly 3 miles), or 28 minutes of activity to represent the approximately 28 genes that are deleted. You can donate on the walk website, search for “Team Eva” to honor her, and tag @williamssyndrome @ryancordry and @spcordry and use #everywherewsa #walk4williams for your posts that day.



 2. West Homewood Farmer’s Market

Tuesday, Aug. 4 | 5-8 p.m.
160 Oxmoor Road 

You can still spend warm summer evening supporting local businesses and farmers at this weekly market with special safety measures in place due to COVID-19. The number of vendors has been reduced by 50 percent, booths are spaced 10 feet apart, hand sanitizing stations are setup, and visitors are asked to wear masks as they walk around. Vendors will be required to wear masks and gloves, and no kids activities will be held this year and pets ill not be allowed either. The market runs the through the first week of August. Learn more at westhomewood.com.

3. Homewood Bookface Photo Contest

August 3-28

Replace your face with a book’s cover and snap a picture for this contest from Homewood Public Library! Post your masterpiece on Instagram (@homewoodpublic and use #homewoodbookface), send it to us as a Facebook message, or email it to hwinfo@homewoodpubliclibrary.org. There’s no limit on the number of entries per person/family, and all ages are eligible to win. Also, find more online library programs here.

4. Online ACT Practice Test with Princeton Review

Tuesday, Aug. 11 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Online

Work to improve your ACT Score with a full-length FREE practice ACT test online offered by Princeton Review. After the practice test, you’ll receive a comprehensive score report detailing your strengths and weaknesses. Open to 6th-12th graders. Register on the Homewood Public Library website. Also, find more online library programs here.

5. Niki Sepsas Presents Welcome to Melbourne, Australia

Monday, Aug. 13 | 1-2 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

The story of how a remote settlement on the south coast of Australia became, in the late 19th century, the second wealthiest city in the British Empire and eight-time winner of the “World’s Most Livable City” award. Register online for this Homewood Public Library program. Zoom meeting information will be sent closer to event. Also, find more online library programs here.

6. Birmingham Restaurant Week

Aug. 14-31

For 18 days, participating restaurants, food trucks and bars in Homewood and across the Birmingham metro area are offering special lunch and dinner menus at set price points from $5 to $50 per person. This year cocktail kits, to-go cocktails and family-style options will be offered too, and you can order meals to-go. Find more details on participating restaurants and more at bhamrestaurantweek.com.

7. Municipal Elections

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Cast your vote for mayor and city council on municipal election day 2020 at your designated polling place. For a more information visit cityofhomewood.com/elections.

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