It’s time for a Decorator’s ShowHouse, zoo run, art show, summer reading kickoff and more. Find all the details on what’s happening when.
1. Decorators’ ShowHouse 2019
April 27-May 12
Rooms in the Lemak estate will be decked out by local interior designers, so be sure to come by for a tour. ShowHouse hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. There’s no parking at the house, so be sure to catch the shuttle from Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church at 3405 Brookwood Road. Tickets, $20 presale and for groups or $25 at the door, benefit the Alabama Symphony Volunteer Council. Find more info at svcalabama.com.
2. Arts in the Village
Saturday, May 4 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Everyone’s favorite spring arts show is making its home in May for the second year in a row. The annual Mountain Brook Art Association event will feature work by your favorite local artists and other fun family festivities.
3. Citizen Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 4 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Outside Mountain Brook City Hall
Come out to Crestline Village as the employees of Mountain Brook will be teaching about the departments that run the city and all the services they have to offer. A free lunch will be provided, and there will be a Kid’s Zone with face painting, a slide, touch-a-truck and more fun.
4. Dolores Hydock’s “A Sweet Strangeness Thrills My Heart”
Sunday, May 5
2 p.m. Doors, 2:30 p.m. Performance
Emmet O’Neal Library
Sallie Independence Foster was 12 years old and living in Florence, Alabama, in 1861 when the War Between the States began. She was keeping a diary at the time, and kept on keeping a diary for 26 years. This performance, based on Sallie’s diaries, papers, and letters from her brothers off at war, presents a funny, touching, and uniquely personal look at the life and times that Sallie shared with her paper “dear Companion.” Storyteller Dolores Hydock and music historian Bobby Horton interweave Sallie’s story with camp songs, period favorites, and original tunes to create a poignant, powerful, humorous, and honest picture of a world of innocence turned upside-down. Register at eolib.org.
5. Kids In Motion Elementary Track Meet
Friday, May 8 | 4-9 pm.
Mountain Brook High School Track
All Mountain Brook Schools third to sixth graders are invited to compete in this athletic event benefitting Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation. Registration, $30 per student, includes participation in three events plus a relay race. Find more information and register here.
6. Magic City Wine Fest
Friday, May 11 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Travel through global regions with your glass—plus food and live music and tickets that benefit the Birmingham Zoo. The event goes on rain or shine. Find more details at magiccitywinefest.com.
7. St. Jude Field of Dreams
Saturday, May 11 | 6 p.m.
Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook
Slade Anderson knows St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis well from his treatments, and now his family and others in Alabama are wanting to give back to the hospital. Join them for the annual St. Jude Field of Dreams for a sit-down dinner, a live and silent auction, music and dancing. To learn more or get tickets, visit stjude.org/fieldofdreams.
8. 14th Annual Zoo Run 5K & Kids Runs
Sunday, May 18
7:30 a.m. 5K, 8 a.m. Kids Races
Run your way around wildlife in a course that weaves around the zoo and ends at the new Henley Park. Strollers and walkers are welcome, too. Plus, race registration includes admission to the zoo for the day of the race, and each registration funds one local child to attend the Future Ranger Program at the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa. Register at runsignup.com.
9. Summer Reading Kick-Off
Sunday, May 19
3 p.m. Thomas Hughes Brinkley Memorial Fun Run, 3:30 p.m. Carnival
Emmet O’Neal Library
Join the Junior Women’s Committee of 100 for this annual set of festivities to kick off summer reading at the library, and be sure to sign up for summer reading amidst the fun and games.
10. The Market at Shades Valley
Wednesdays Starting May 22 | 3-6 p.m.
Shades Valley Presbyterian Church
Get fresh fruits and veggies straight from those who grow them at this weekly market—and visit with friends and neighbors too. Last year the market featured meats, eggs, baked goods and canned goods too.
11. Rosé on the Roof
Thursdays Through May 30 | 6-9 p.m.
Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook Terrace
Order from a section of rosé wines from across the globe in any area of Habitat (main dining room) or its patio. The event will also feature live music, weather permitting, and a special small bites menu.
Save the Date
Flicks Among the Flowers: The Sandlot
Wednesday, June 5
6 p.m. gates, 8 p.m. movie
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Formal Gardens
Bring your picnic blanket, and a picnic too if you like, and watch Will Smith’s Hitch character teach men how to woo women. Admission is free, but at $5 donation is suggested. Also save the date July 17 to come see Field of Dreams.
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