Here’s our roundup of what to do close to home this month.
1. Vestavia Hills Farmers Market
Wednesdays Starting May 12
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Scout Square, Highway 31
Shop local businesses and farmers’ selections of fruits, veggies, candles, flowers, décor and more at this weekly market. Proceeds benefit support the Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church’s Food Pantry. Learn more on their Facebook page.
2. Vestavia Hills Dogwood Luncheon and Silent Auction
Wednesday, May 12
Vestavia Country Club
This annual event will feature a fashion show highlighting the latest spring and summer fashions from a few Vestavia Hills boutiques, as well as a silent auction. Get your tickets here.
3. 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival
Thursday, May 13
Episcopal Church of the Ascension
Time for some food truck fun on Ascension Day, the day Christian churches celebrate Jesus’s ascension into heaven. In addition to the trucks themselves, the church is hosting music and yard games with proceeds going to benefit the Backpack Program, a new outreach serving weekend meal packs to children in our local elementary school. The festival is free to attend, and donations for the Backpack Program will be accepted. Find more information here.
4. Summer Reading Tales and Tails Kickoff
Saturday, May 22
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
Come out to watch the animal show from DEA in the library amphitheater! Sign up for Summer Reading, get your Bingo cards and first location, and then take home your yummy surprise! While you are there. Masks must be worn, and everyone must register for their time. Call 205-978-0158 to register.
5. Motherwalk & Run 5K
Saturday, May 8
Homewood Central Park
Walk or run to support the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation, or join in on a 1-Mile Fun Run for the same cause at 9 a.m. The in-person event is limited to 500 participants and COVID-19 precautions will be in place, and there is also a virtual option to participate. Register at motherwalk.com.
6. Spring Plant Sale
April 29- May 1
Thursday & Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-noon
Time for spring planting! Volunteers and gardeners will be on hand at this annual sale to help with selections and to give advice about placement, care and maintenance, and you can own “a little bit of Aldridge Gardens” when if you buy a pass-along plant that lived there. The main feature is always the “Snowflake” hydrangea, but shoppers can also choose from a host of others too. Aldridge Gardens members get 10 percent off all purchases with their membership card too.
7. Regions Tradition
Greystone Golf and Country Club
This annual tournament brings together 81 of the top PGA Tour Champions players and World Golf Hall of Fame members to compete for a major championship. Since the tournament became Regions Tradition in 2011, it has raised over $4.5 million for local charities and more than $19 million since the tournament’s inception in 1992. Children’s of Alabama serves as its primary beneficiary.
8. SEC Baseball Tournament
Hoover Met Complex
Time for some of the best baseball in the country as top-12 teams will battle it out on the road to Omaha. Find the full schedule here.
9. Unless U Grand Opening
Friday, May 14
637 Chesnut Street
Join Unless U for a time of worship and celebration as their students with special needs see their new school for the first time. Guests wo have not received a COVID-19 vaccine are asked to wear a mask or face shield. RSVP to unlessu.org/event-details/grandopening.
SAVE THE DATE
Moon Taxi, Blues Traveler, Drew & Ellie Holcomb are headlining a new music festival with a tech edge on Father’s Day weekend. For Euphonious—which means “pleasing to the ear”—the concert lawn will be divided into 10-foot-by-10-foot socially-distanced squares, where up to eight people can sit together. A portion of Euphonious proceeds, along with the revenue from a special Euphonious after-party to take place in downtown Birmingham, will go to its charity partner, United Ability. For more information visit euphonious.ai. Here’s the lineup:
- Friday: Drew & Ellie Holcomb, Lawson & Quicksilver, Laboix
- Saturday: Moon Taxi, Angie Aparao, Soul Inscribed
- Sunday: Tonic, Sister Hazel, Hawthorn Street