We all have March 26-30 marked for Spring Break, but there’s plenty of fun things to do the first three weeks of March, too. Here’s our list of what’s going on where around Homewood this month.
1. Student Art Show
All Month, Regular Business Hours
Did you know Rosewood Hall is home to the Homewood Arts Council art gallery? Be sure to stop by this month to see this Student Art Show. For National Art Education Month, artwork from all of the Homewood City Schools will be on display. It kicks off with an opening reception on Thursday, March 1 from 5-6 p.m. at Rosewood Hall.
2. Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series presents Eric Motley
Thursday March 1 | 7 p.m.
Samford University Wright Center
Samford University alumnus Eric Motley will share about his memoir Madison Park: A Place of Hope, his upbringing in the Madison Park community of Montgomery, and the amazing power of gratitude, generosity, grace, and faith in God and each other. Get tickets at tickets.samford.edu or call 205-726-2853.
3. First Thursday Art Stroll
Thursday, March 1 | 5– 8 p.m.
Join downtown Homewood art galleries and stories for wine and munchies, while meeting artists and perusing their work. Learn more here.
4. Liz Lane Gallery Anniversary
Friday, March 2 | 5-8 p.m.
Liz Lane Gallery
Come out to celebrate and to see art by Lacey Russell, Eddie Powell, Sarah Mason, Lorrie Lane, Joan Curtis, and Katy Kiser-Caughran, just to name a few, in the heart of Homewood. Liz creates new work out of her studio in the back. The gallery features large abstracts, some covered in shiny resin, others matte and some with gold edges.
5. 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.
6. Exceptional Foundation Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, March 3 | 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Eat chili—so much chili—while benefitting The Exceptional Foundation’s work to meet the social and recreational needs of individuals of all ages who are mentally challenged.
7. Birmingham Wine 10K
Saturday, March 3 | 8 a.m.
Patriot Park to Lakeshore Park Plaza
So they don’t really serve wine, but they serve mimosas in partnership with International Wines. You just gotta run that 10K too. The 10K is chip timed and takes runners through the heart of Homewood, and you’ll find water and Gatorade along the race route too. Register here.
8. Parkinson’s Fighter Walk
Samford University Track
Saturday, March 3
Join the Parkinson’s community for their annual 1 mile walk to raise money for Parkinson’s research. All proceeds will go to UAB Parkinson’s research to find a cure!
9. Taste of Homewood 2018
Thursday, March 8 | 5:30- 8 p.m.
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.
10. Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Book Signing/Reception Event
Homewood Public Library
Friday, March 9 | 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Start your weekend off right! Join Newbery Award Winner Linda Sue Park, Coretta Scott King Award winner Pat Cummings, local treasure Irene Latham and more will be signing books for young readers at the library. Check out more library events for kids here.
11. Kiwanis Pancake Day Event and Silent Auction
Saturday, March 17 | 7 a.m. – noon
The Exceptional Foundation
Rise and shine, and come out for some hot cakes. Tickets are $5 and 100 percent goes to children’s causes locally. The Kiwanis Club of Homewood-Mountain Brook helps fund Key Club college scholarships, YMCA camp scholarships, and work with Children’s Hospital of Alabama and The Exceptional Foundation. For advance tickets, or to become a sponsor, contact Heather Cover at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. Restoration Run
Saturday, March 17
Red Mountain Park
Take your pick to run the 5K, 15K, 1-Mile Fun Run on Red Mountain’s trails, and the proceeds benefit the Will Bright Foundation’s secondary recovery programs.
Sunday, March 18
12:30 p.m. Registration, 1:30 p.m. Tournament
Red Hills Brewery
It’s only fitting that the Homewood Athletic Foundation would hold an athletic competition as a fundraiser. Cornhole is a sport, right? Plus, Homewood High School coaches will serve as officials with both round robin and bracket play. There will also be live music, inflatables for the kids, food prepared by La Paz, and a special Homewood AF beer offered by Red Hills for the occasion. Team entry is $400, and admission for non-players is only $10. And all funds raised go toward the Homewood Athletic Foundation projects, which has awarded more than $125,000 to the individual sports of Homewood High School and Homewood Middle School as well as funded four scholarships to graduating seniors every year.
14. Homewood Chamber March Membership Luncheon
Tuesday, March 20 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You won’t want to miss hearing from Kyle Bass about Homewood Theatre—or if you can’t make it you can read the Homewood Life story about that very topic, too.
15. Hop ‘n Shop
Saturday, March 24 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hunt for coupons, gift cards, and candy from your favorite retailers, and visit the Easter Bunny as he parades 18th Street.
16. Jane Austen Regency Ball
Saturday, March 24
3:30-5 p.m. Practice, 6:30 p.m. Ball
Homewood Public Library
The Jane Austen Society of North America-Alabama Region cordially invites you to join them for a Jane Austen Regency Ball. No prior ballroom experience is necessary and novices are welcome. Period costumes are encouraged, but not required. Tickets, $20, must be reserved in advance by contacting 205-578-8280 or email@example.com.
17. Homewood Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24 | 5:30 p.m.
West Homewood Park
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 7:05 p.m., and ages 7-8 and 9-11 at 7:45 p.m. (so big kids, bring a flashlight).
18. Student Juried Art Contest
Through March 22
Homewood Public Library
Time to submit your artwork! Any K-12th grader who is a resident of Jefferson County can submit up to two original works of art produced within the last 12 months to the Children’s Department by 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, with an entry form attached to the back of the work. Accepted entries will be displayed in Homewood Library’s Ellenburg Art Gallery from April 2-27, with an reception to kick it off and reveal winning artwork on April 2 at 6 p.m., where winning artwork will be revealed. Entry forms may be downloaded from the library’s website. For more information, contact Judith Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BONUS: SAVE THE DATE
1. Homewood Grown
There really isn’t a more Homewood-magical night out there. Join the Homewood City Schools Foundation for dinner and celebration of this year’s Teacher Impact Award winners. Find tickets and more details at homewoodcityschoolsfoundation.com.
2. Always a Bridesmaid
Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m.
Homewood Theatre at The Dance Foundation
Four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings. But with all that’s happening, the last wedding may not happen at all! Plus, this comedy is brought to you by the writers of The Golden Girls. So make girls night out plans for it stat. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered at homewoodtheatre.com.
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