Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Summer reading programs for children and teens will begin at Homewood Public Library on Monday, May 21, and the library will host three kickoff events for the programs. more


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Photo courtesy of Eddie Cothren.

A Homewood tradition returns when Boy Scout Troop 97 hosts its 41st annual garage sale, pancake breakfast and silent auction at Trinity United Methodist Church on May 12, 7 a.m. to noon. more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Birmingham Boys Choir, with nearly 160 members, will present its 40th annual spring concert at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church on May 20 at 4 p.m. more



Photo by Jesse Chambers.

This weekend is the Steeple to Steeple Run and the Hollywood Homes Tour. more



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The Service Guild of Birmingham – currently celebrating its 60th anniversary – presents its 30th annual black-tie Guild Gala at The Club on April 7 at 6 p.m. more



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About 125 dignitaries took part in the ceremony on the north side of Vulcan. more


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Organizers expected about 650 participants in the annual event. more


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An Easter tradition returns with The Way of the Cross procession on Good Friday, March 30, at 2 p.m. more


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Photo courtesy of Homewood-Mountain Brook Kiwanis Club.

The Homewood-Mountain Brook Kiwanis Club will host its annual Pancake Day charity fundraiser at The Exceptional Foundation on Saturday, March 17, from 7 a.m. to noon. more


Taste of Homewood

Photo by Patty Bradley.

Attendees will sample a wide variety of food and beverages from 30 local restaurants at the 17th annual Taste of Homewood, to be held in Rosewood Hall at SOHO Square, on Thursday, March 8, 5:30-8 p.m. more


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Photo courtesy of the Homewood Public Library.

The ball, hosted by the Jane Austen Society of North America-Alabama Region, begins at 7 p.m. No prior ballroom dance experience is necessary, and a “caller” will provide instructions during the event. more


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There are many 10K races, but likely only one that offers runners mimosas — along with other wine and craft beer samples — after the race. more


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Photo by Jesse Chambers

The festive event drew 125 moms, kids and spectators to Central Park Feb. 13. more


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The annual event raised money for the expanded Ronald McDonald House more


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Photo by Jesse Chambers

Planners presented two alternatives for improved access on Arrington Blvd. at a Vulcan Park meeting Jan. 18. more

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Selling ice cream can be fun, according to Greg and Hannah Slamen, purveyors of rolled ice cream — a popular Asian street food — at Lucky Cat Rolled Creams. more



Photo courtesy of John Lowry.

Shades Cahaba Elementary School will host its annual Winter Festival at the school Saturday, Feb. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. more

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Photo courtesy of Homewood Public Library.

For romantic couples who want to go out on Valentine’s Day, there aren’t a lot of creative options, according to Leslie West, adult services librarian at Homewood Public Library. more


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Photo courtesy of Tomiko Franklin.

Couples seeking an exciting way to celebrate Valentine’s Day should perhaps look no further than the sixth annual Lover’s Leap at Red Mountain Park. more



Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Proceeds from spring and fall sales help fund Trinity’s mission and community outreach projects in Birmingham, other cities and other countries. more


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