It’s time for Mardi Gras. It’s time for Valentines. It’s time for Step Sing. Here’s our list of the best events around Homewood this month, plus three to save the date for in March.

1. MOMS Club Mardi Gras Parade

Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 3:45 p.m. Lineup, 4 p.m. Parade
Homewood Central Park

Watch out for flying beads and moon pies at the park this afternoon as kid “floats” of strollers and wagons take over the park leading up to Mardi Gras. All are welcome, kids are invited to bring instruments and we hear there will be king cake afterward at this MOMS Club, Over the Mountain chapter event. Laissez les bons temps rouler (“Let the good times roll”)!



2. Step Sing

Feb. 8-10 | Thursday-Sunday 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.
Samford University

There will be singing. There will be dancing. There will be costumes. Comes see this beloved Samford tradition live on stage. Tickets sell out quickly, so act fast when public ticket sales begin Jan. 26 at 9 a.m.

3. Valentines Dinner Theatre: Romantic Comedy by Bernard Slade

Friday & Saturday, Feb. 9 & 10 | 6:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

South City Theatre comes to our very own Homewood library to perform this romantic comedy by Bernard Slade. The fun starts with a buffet at 6:30 p.m., and the show follows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for both. Tickets must be purchased in advance between Jan. and Feb. 8 at the Adult Services Desk or homewoodpubliclibrary.org. Plus, find more adult library events here.

4. Shades Cahaba Winter Festival + Art on Tap

Art on Tap | Tuesday, Feb. 6 | 7-9 p.m. | Red Hills Brewery
Winter Festival | Saturday, Feb. 24 | 12-4 p.m.

This annual elementary school festival has a new sister event for adults. You’ll be able to bid on art, class art, class baskets and other great items while enjoying a beverage of your choice. Individual art will be on sale too. Check out @scewinterfestivalauction on Instagram for updates on auction items, and be sure to come out for festival fun for all ages Feb. 24 as well.

5. Samford Legacy League’s 2018 Scholarship Luncheon Featuring Angie Smith

Thursday, Feb. 15 | 11:30 a.m.

While pregnant with her fourth daughter, Audrey, Angie Smith found out that her little one would not survive after childbirth, and she started a blog, Bring the Rain (angiesmithonline.com), as a way to share her heart and struggles honestly. Today she writes books and Bible studies to “share my stories and my love of God in the hopes that they will inspire you, make you feel like we’re friends, and hopefully, give you some really good laughs in the process.” This Nashville mom of five girls is also coming to town to speak at this annual luncheon to help make it possible for students with significant financial need and challenging circumstances to attend Samford University. Make your reservations at samford.edu/legacyleague.

6. An Evening of Love, Laughter and Inspiration

Friday, Feb. 2 | 6:30 p.m., 6 p.m. Doors Open
Trinity United Methodist Church

Through her warm and practical storytelling, Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama, will teach guests simple strategies for overcoming endless distraction and pressure to live a more authentic life. Rachel will host a book signing and reception immediately following her presentation.  Tickets are $25 with all proceeds benefitting The Bell Center, Community Furniture Bank, Overflow Foundation, Family Promise, Firehouse Shelter and The United Methodist Children’s Home.  For more information and ticket purchase, see their website or call the church office at (205) 879-1737.

7. Fairy Tale Festival: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Thursday, Feb. 15 | 6:30 p.m. 
Homewood Public Library Large Auditorium

Don’t be late for this very important date! Join Alice and all of her friends for our third annual Fairy Tale Festival. There will be treats and tea for everyone along with crafts and games to enjoy. Make sure to follow the white rabbit to the library for this night of mad frolicking fun! Plus, find more kids and teen library events here.

SAVE THE DATE

1. Taste of Homewood 2018

Thursday, March 8 | 5:30-8 p.m.
Rosewood Hall
 

Come eat all of Homewood in one night with samplings from more than 25 Homewood-area restaurants, caterers, bakeries, coffee shops and beverage merchants. Frankly, we get most excited for the prime rib on yeast rolls from Ruth’s Chris, but our list of favorites is quite long. Proceeds go to the Homewood Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship fund for local students as well as economic development efforts in the community. For tickets, visit homewoodchamber.org.

2. Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series presents Eric Motley

Thursday, March 1 | 7 p.m.
Samford University Wright Center

Eric Motley has written about his in the Madison Park community of Montgomery, Alabama, and the power of gratitude, generosity, grace, and faith in God and each other he has seen along his journey. This night you can come hear the Samford alumnus discuss his memoir Madison Park: A Place of Hope. Ticket sales will open Nov. 1 and can be ordered at tickets.samford.edu or 205-726-2853.

3. Lil’ Lambs Consignment Sale

Friday, March 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m.-noon
Trinity United Methodist Church Gym

Stock up on your kids’ wardrobes for spring and summer at reasonable prices at Trinity UMC’s consignment sale. They’ll also have toys and furniture, and proceeds from sales go to fund mission and outreach projects locally abroad and abroad. Many items will be half-price on Saturday, and all unsold items marked “donate” at the end of the sale will be shared with Trinity’s Modern Family Ministry Closet and My Child’s Closet to help families in need. The deadline to enter items to consign is Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. Learn more here.

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