It’s officially the time of year where everything happens: egg hunts, festivals, breakfasts, you name it. Find the details on all of them here.

1. Freedom from Addiction Coalition Community Awareness Breakfast

Thursday, April 4
7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8 a.m. Program
Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

Learn more about the current reality of the drug addiction epidemic and discover available pathways to recovery at this free breakfast. At the end of the program by Thomas P. Dooley PhD., representatives from local recovery providers will be available to speak privately with anyone who is there. The event is hosted by the mayors of Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Hoover and Mountain Brook.



2. 7th Annual Paul Meyers Golf Tournament

Saturday, April 6
3 p.m. Registration, 4:30 p.m. Tee Off, 6:30 p.m. BBQ Dinner & Silent Auction
Highland Park Golf Course

This 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. RISE Day

Friday, April 12 | 4-11 p.m.
Vestavia Hills High School

The community is invited for a day a fun and games, and fundraising for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. The evening includes a cancer survivor celebration reception/walk, a remembrance ceremony, student bands and solo musical acts, food and activity booths, a kids zone and more. RISE is the successor of Relay for Life with a new focus on local ties to cancer research.

4. Wing Ding Challenge & Festival

Saturday, April 13 | 4-7 p.m.
Vestavia Hills City Hall

Get ready to eat wings and more wings at this annual Leadership Vestavia Hills event, and there will be live music and a kids zone too. All proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Association. Tickets are $5 each, and admission is free for children ages 10 and younger.

5. Easter Egg-stravaganza

Saturday, April 13 | 9 a.m.
Byrd Park (Next to East Elementary)

Bring your children 3rd grade and younger, and be sure to bring basket to hunt for eggs filled with candy and small prizes! The park is located at 2109 Tyson Drive.

6. Family Night- Animal Tales!

Tuesday, April 16
6 p.m. Dinner, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Show
Library in the Forest

See exotic animals up close and learn exciting facts from the knowledgeable animal handlers at this program for all ages.

7. 29th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, April 23 | 7 a.m. Buffet, 7:30 a.m. Program
Vestavia Country Club

In 1995, Micah McElveen broke his neck in a near-fatal surfing accident, and after recovering he picked up soccer since he couldn’t play football. Later he’d travel he to Africa and be broken by the extreme poverty he encountered—and was inspired to start Vapor Ministries. Come hear more of his story as city officials and neighbors alike gather to offer prayers for our world, country, state and city. Visit vestaviahills.org for tickets, which cost $20 each.

8. Friends of the Library Presents Artist Craigger Browne

Thursday, April 25 | 10-11:30 a.m.
Library in the Forest

One of Vestavia’s own Craigger Browne works with marble that is mined in Sylacauga. Come hear about his art and interesting life working here and abroad. Coffee and refreshments at 10 a.m., and the program starts at 10:30 a.m.

9. Vestavia Hills Dogwood Luncheon

Thursday, April 25 | 11 a.m.
Vestavia Country Club

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Vestavia Belles, so come out to celebrate this this annual Vestavia Hills Beautification Board event. Ashley Lowe Nance, a former Belle, blogger and educator, will share about the history of the Belles and their fashion and memories over the years. Tickets are $25 each until April 15. To purchase tickets contact Gina Henley at ghenley401@charter.net or 205-910-4837.

10. Rise Against Huger

April 28-30
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/.

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