Here’s our list of six fun things to do around Mountain Brook while it’s still frigid outside, plus some dates to save.

1. Mountain Brook Chamber Annual Luncheon

Jan. 17 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Grand Bohemian Hotel Ballroom

Bill Bowron, fourth-generation executive at Red Diamond Coffee and active supporter of the Beaux Arts Krewe and other nonprofits in Birmingham (pictured above), will receive this year’s Jemison Visionary Award at the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon. Other recent winners have included Neal Berte, Hatton Smith, Miller Gorrie, Wilmer Poynor, Katherine McTyeire and Rele Evans. The Emmet O’Neal Library’s Tynes Award will go to Alice Williams, and the City of Mountain Brook will also present its annual Employee of the Year Award. Register to attend at mtnbrookchamber.org.



2. Mountain Brook High School Varsity Basketball

Mountain Brook High School

Come out and cheer on the Spartans. Girls play at 6 p.m. and boys at 7:30 p.m. for regular season games.

  • Jan. 2: At Sylacauga
  • Jan. 3: At Hoover
  • Jan. 4: Vs. John Carroll
  • Jan. 9: At Spain Park
  • Jan. 10: At Vestavia Hills
  • Jan. 11: At Vestavia Hills
  • Jan. 15: Vs. Hewitt-Trussville
  • Jan. 18: Vs. Spain Park
  • Jan. 22: Vs. Vestavia Hills
  • Jan. 25: At Hewitt-Trussville
  • Jan. 26: Hot Bed Classic Mississippi
  • Jan. 30: Spartan Hoops Invite
  • Jan. 31: Vs. Wenonah
  • Feb. 1: Vs. Pinson Valley/Senior Night
  • Feb. 2: Spartan Hoops Invite

3. Family Night: Miss Kit’s Bubble School

Tuesday, Jan. 8 | 5:30 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Giant bubbles, bubble rainbows, bubble sculptures, a bubble volcano—come experience the science of comedy of bubble tricks with Miss Kit. Plus find more library children’s programs here.

4. ALL IN Parenting Conference 2019

Thursday, Jan. 10 | 5:30-7:45 p.m.
Mountain Brook High School

Calling all parents of junior high and high school students! What should you know about mental health and your child, vaping, underage drinking and marijuana use and more? Come hear speakers Dr. Dicky Barlow, Dale Wisely, Susan Walley, Abbey McManus and more at this one-night event. Find more information and register here.

5. Documentaries After Dark Presents “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”

Tuesday, Jan. 15
6 p.m. Doors, 6:30 p.m. Film
Emmet O’Neal Library

For more than 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer, was beamed daily into homes across America. In Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. Come see this new documentary to learn the full story.

6. Burns Night in Celebration of Poet Robert Burns

Friday, Jan. 25 | 6-9 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Affectionately known as the “Ploughman Poet,” poet Robert Burns’ verses stand as a fitting testament to Scotland’s proud literary history. This an evening dedicated to the poet will feature his poetry of course along with traditional Scottish fare and mingling with other like-minded folk. For ages 21+. Register here.

SAVE THE DATE

Village 2 Village Run

Saturday, March 9
Mountain Brook Village 

Run through your favorite villages and neighborhoods with around 1,000 of your neighbors and friends. Plus, there will be chocolate-dipped strawberries, mimosas and more on the other side of the finish line at the after party in Lane Parke. Not feeling the 10K? You can also choose the 7.5K option (4.6 miles). Register at runsignup.com.

Friends of the Emmet O’Neal Library Book Sale

Feb. 22-24
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Find some new reads for 2019 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.

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