Check out our full list of happenings close to you this month.
1. Fall Reading Program
Sept. 1-Nov. 30
Homewood Public Library
You heard right-it’s time for FALL reading at our favorite library, with programs for kids, teens and adults! All you have to do is log the books you listen to or read. Sign up here, and find more library events here.
2. Pumpkin & Mum Sale
Sept. 18-Oct. 31
11 a.m.-6 pm. Daily
Sims Garden, 913 Irving Road
Come out to find pumpkins of all kinds, mums of many colors, mumkins, crafts, a scarecrow trail, tricks and treats! For questions or preorders, contact email@example.com.
3. Take Home Tea Party
Saturday, Oct. 2
Pick Up at Sims Garden, 913 Irving Road
Help make Miss Sims’ legacy wish for Sims Garden come true in honor of her 106th birthday. Select your tea service at cityofhomewood.com/sims-garden by Sept. 30, and pick them up from Sims Garden on Oct. 2 from 12-3 p.m. The tea service will be prepared by Little London Kitchen.
4. Jimmie Hale Mission Rescue Run 5K, 10K & Fun Run
Saturday, Oct. 9
Start and finish this run on 29th Avenue South near Dave’s Pizza and stay afterward for live music, a kid’s zone, appearances by Big Al & Aubie, cornhole and a block party. Plus there’s a new 10K option this year. A portion of purchases will go directly to the Jimmie Hale Mission. This race will honor the loving memory of Homewood native Douglas Benjamin Barnes to support those who are affected by homelessness. Register at runsignup.com.
5. Megan Montgomery Memorial 5K
Saturday, Oct. 16
Homewood Central Park
Nearly three quarters of all Americans know someone who is, or has been a victim of domestic violence. If the victim does escape & survive, they face many years of therapy to heal from the trauma. That is, if they are able to escape. Megan Montgomery felt called to share her experience to help other women avoid the horror that is domestic violence, but she was murdered at the age of 31 by her estranged husband just three months after she moved away from him. To fulfill Megan’s calling, her mother and step-father have established Megan Montgomery Domestic Violence Prevention Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to educate others about toxic and potentially violent relationships, stopping the violence before it ever happens. This new 5K will raise money for that fun. Register here.
6. Shop Save & Share
Shops Throughout Homewood and Birmingham
We’re all about an excuse to shop for a good cause, and you can’t beat the Junior League of Birmingham’s Shop Save & Share fundraiser. A digital or printed Shop Save & Share card costs $40, and then you receive a 20 percent at more than 250 participating businesses—including many in Homewood. You can purchase and download a card at ShopSaveandShare.net.
7. Homewood Theatre Presents “Natalie Needs a Nightie”
Oct. 21-24 + 28-31
752 Brookwood Village
“Natalie Needs a Nightie” is a laugh-a-minute romp with an ambitious executive, eccentric author, tipsy maid, and confused visitor. All is fine until everyone’s clothes get sent to the cleaners. Catch performances Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. or a matinee Sunday at 2:30 p.m., and get your tickets at homewoodtheatre.com.
8. Homewood Witches Ride+ Fall Festival
Sunday, Oct. 24
Homewood Central Park
Witches will take on the streets of Homewood via bike, but don’t worry, they are good witches—candy-tossing witches, in fact. Find their route to catch some treats, or ladies, don your costume and show up for the start to help raise money for the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center. Plus, it all kicks off with inflatables, face painting and more as part of Homewood’s Fall Festival at the park from 2 to 5 p.m. that afternoon, and there will be entertainment by DJ Sillz, Magic City Disco and Luminarts Entertainment. Witches Ride registration runs 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and the witches take flight at 5:45 p.m. Check their social media for a map.
9. Grace House Ministries Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, Oct. 23 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Homewood Central Park
Games, food trucks and pumpkins await you for this annual festival benefitting programs for Alabama girls in foster care. Children’s admission is $10 and includes access to all festival activities as well as a pumpkin, and adult admission is free. Learn more at grace-house.org.
10. Homewood Chamber Golf Classic
Thursday, Oct. 28
RTJ Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley
Join the Homewood Chamber of Commerce for its largest annual fundraiser. All proceeds assist their economic development programs, provide scholarships for local students, and fund their efforts to promote our community. Find more information or register at homewoodchamber.org.
11.Homewood First Responders 5K
Saturday, Oct. 30
The Trak Shak
Law enforcement and firefighters are our heroes every day, and now it’s your turn to be theirs. The Homewood First Responders 5K will raise funds for both the Homewood Police Foundation and the Homewood Fire Department. Officers and firefighters will be there with police vehicles and fire trucks along with McGruff the Crime Do. Register here.
Save the Date
Holiday Open House
Downtown Homewood Shops
Get a head start on holiday shopping season at this annual Homewood Chamber of Commerce event. Peruse your favorite downtown Homewood shops and enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, shopping discounts and more.