It’s the sweetest month of the year, and that carries over into consignment sales, a floral show, book sale and more. Here find all the details on these plus more Mountain Brook events happening in February.
1. Sweet Repeats Consignment Sale
Feb. 9-10 | Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-noon
Mountain Brook Community Church Gym
Stock up on your kids’ wardrobes for spring and summer at reasonable prices at this sale held every February and September. Plus, proceeds support the church’s short-term mission trips to places such as San Diego, Peru, Hungary, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Consignors receive 75 percent of the selling price, and 25 percent goes to MBCC Missions. Many items will be half price on Saturday. Volunteer and consignor registration will open on Jan. 4 at 8 p.m.
2. ALL IN Parenting Conference: Elementary Edition
Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 5:30-7:55 p.m.
Crestline Elementary School
How do you parent a child with ADHD? What strategies can you start now to help your child cope with danger during teenage years? How do you deal with childhood stress and the struggle for perfection? Come hear a lineup of educators, psychologists and more address these topics and more for parents of elementary school children. Parents can register for up to three sessions from the from the sessions available at no cost, all kicking off with a brief opening session with Mountain Brook Schools Superintendent Dr. Dicky Barlow on “Power Dinners: Strengthening Our Families at the Table.” Learn more and register here.
3. Meet the Artist Reception: Kathryn Trotter
Thursday, Feb. 15, 5-7 p.m.
Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook
Mountain Brook artist Kathryn Trotter will be showing off her new work at the gallery at the Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook, and it will all kick off with this reception. You’ll find fashion ladies, bird conversations and everyday scenes filling this show wall, and you can shop for yourself too. The exhibit will be on display until March 10.
4. Parenting the Teenage Driver
Thursday, Feb. 15 | 9-10:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.
Mountain Brook Board of Education Building
Dr. Dale Wisely will lead this informative session for parents of teenagers. Wisely, the Director of Student Services and Community Education at Mountain Brook Schools, also has a website full of information dedicated to this very topic. To register, contact Janice Grammer at 877-8349 or firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Birmingham Camellia Show
Saturday, Feb. 17
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Brighten your wintry days, and come out and see some of Birmingham’s best camellia blooms. The species originated in Asia, but today we have more than 200 species in North America. To learn more about the flower visit americancamellias.com.
6. Friends of the Emmet O’Neal Library Book Sale
Feb. 23-25 | Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library
Find some new reads for 2018 at this annual sale to benefit our favorite library. Friends of the Emmet O’Neal Library accepts book donations throughout the year to sell at this event, and you can drop them off at the back door of the library.
7. Zoo Special Saturdays
Saturday, Feb. 10 | 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Children and adolescents with cognitive or physical disabilities can engage with zoo programs in a special way with evidence-based teaching and sensory strategies. These free classes, held in partnership with KultureCity, are for ages 8 and up, and caregivers must attend all classes with participants to provide behavioral support and meet child-specific needs. To apply to participate, register at birminghamzoo.com.
Save the Date
Village 2 Village Run
Saturday, March 10
Mountain Brook Village
Run through your favorite villages and neighborhoods with around 1,000 of your neighbors and friends. A new USATF Certified Course earned lots of points with runners last year and will be back again, and along the course you’ll find iHeartRadio music vans and local families competing to see which home can provide the loudest and largest cheer station. Plus, there will be chocolate-dipped strawberries, mimosas and more on the other side of the finish line at the after party in Lake Parke. Not feeling the 10K? You can also choose the 7.5K option (4.6 miles). Register at runsignup.com.
BONUS: Library Events
There’s always a lot going on at the Emmet O’Neal Library. Here are some that stood out, and you can see all of them here.
Emmet O’Neal Library
Bookmania, Harry Potter Edition: HP & the Goblet of Fire
Teen Trivia Challenge
Hot Off the Press
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