April is one happening month. Runs, sales, theatre productions, fundraisers and more—find all the details on what is happening when and where.
1. Dogwood Luncheon
Thursday, April 5 | 11:30 a.m.
Vestavia Country Club
It’s dogwood season. Join the Beautification Board to hear Rosemarie Reinhard Musso, a Holocaust survivor, share her compelling story of survival, love and forgiveness. She is the author of FATHER Forgive Them-The Four Laws of Forgiveness. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. For more information or tickets, which are $25 each, visit vestaviabeautiful.com or contact Gina Henley at email@example.com.
2. 6th Annual Paul Meyers Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 7
3 p.m. Registration, 4:30 p.m. Tee Off, 6:30 p.m. BBQ Dinner & Silent Auction
Highland Park Golf Course
Tis glow-in-the-dark golf game often appeals to young professionals who sometimes take the “Best Dressed Award” more seriously than the golf scores. Plus, non-golfers are invited to join the party for a barbecue dinner, silent auction and live music. It’s all held in memory of Vestavia native Paul Meyers and honors some of the many issues that he deemed important. All proceeds benefit the Paul Meyers Medical Mission Trip to Haiti that annually serves more than 3,000 patients.
3. Vestavia Hills Garden Club Annual Yard Sale
Saturday, April 14 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Scout Square, Intersection of Montgomery Highway and Canyon Road
Find furniture, home and holiday décor, art, books and more at this annual event benefitting Sibyl Temple. The rain date is April 21.
4. Relay for Life
Saturday, April 14 | 2 p.m.-Midnight
Vestavia Hills High School
It’s bound to be another record-breaking fundraising year for cancer research by Vestavia High School students. Last year alone they raised $280,000. All funds go toward groundbreaking cancer research, patient care programs and more for the American Cancer Society.
5. Rise Against Huger
April 15 -17
Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church
Pack meals, help end hunger. In fact, this year the church will pack its one millionth meal for Rise Against Hunger. Sign up for a 90-minute time slot by yourself or with a group to help pack nutrient-rich meals. The church is also looking for financial donates and prayers for the event. To sign up or learn more, visit vhumc.org/event/rise-against-hunger/.
6. Taste of the Heights
Tuesday, April 17 | 5:30-7 p.m.
Vestavia Elementary Cahaba Heights Gym
Sample treats from favorite Cahaba Heights restaurants and peruse framed student art, silent auction items and a Scholastic book fair. All proceeds benefit VHECH.
7. 28th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
Tuesday, April 24
7 a.m. Buffet, 7:30 a.m. Program
Vestavia Country Club
Burn victim Christian Cooper has a powerful story to tell, and you’ll want to hear it live at this favorite city event. City officials and neighbors alike will come together to offer prayers for our world, country, state and city. Visit vestaviahills.org for tickets.
8. Storyteller Dolores Hydock
Thursday, April 26 | 10 a.m.
Library in the Forest Community Room
Storyteller Dolores Hydock takes you on a journey back from the Arctic Sea to Singapore exploring five little things that changed history in unexpected ways. Be sure to join the Friends of the Library for this event. Plus, find more library events here.
9. Into the Woods
Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Vestavia Hills High School
Once upon a time in a far off kingdom, there lay a small village at the edge of the woods… and so begins this beloved Stephen Sondheim musical, coming to the VHHS stage. A modern twist on Brothers Grimm fairy tales, this musical format follows Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel, tied together with an original story of a baker, his wife and a witch who has put a curse on them.
10. The Heights Hangout
Saturday, April 28 | 2:30-7:30 p.m.
On Pipeline, Cahaba Heights
Martin’s Barbecue won’t be open in Cahaba Heights until after April, but they’kll be cookjing up a whole hog for this event alongside food from Doodles, Fresco, Mudtown, The Fig Tree and Higher Ground Coffee. The event will also feature kids zone with cookie decorating and inflatables, plus live music with Riverbend playing from 3-5 p.m. and Mason Music taking over from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the gates, and kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds will go toward beautification projects in Cahaba Heights.
11. Rocky Ridge Battle of the Bands
Saturday, April 28 | 5-9:30 p.m.
Rocky Ridge Plaza
Get ready to rock as bands face off with this event presented by Mason Music. Two categories: Middle School and High School. The winning band from each category, middle school and high school, receives a $1,000 cash prize and a chance to be the opening act for a summer concert event at Rocky Ridge Plaza. Find more details on the event’s Facebook page.
Save the Date
The Sound of Music
May 3 | 7 p.m.
Pizitz Middle School
The hills will be alive with the Sound of Music as Pizitz presents their take on this beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. The production is directed by Ashley Perry with music directed by Brent Coleman. Tickets are available at the door.