Here’s our roundup of what to do close to home this month.
1. Stories at Cahaba River Walk Park
9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
Cahaba River Walk Park, 3529 Overton Road
Birth to age 4K are invited to this outdoor story time hosted by the O’Neal Library! Register to reserve a spot, and social distancing and masks are requested. If raining, the storytime will resume the following Tuesday.
2. Drive-Thru Popsicle Summer Reading Kick-Off
Tuesday, May 18
It’s time to kick off summer and summer reading with a drive-thru popsicle pick-up in lieu of the annual O’Neal Library Summer Reading Carnival. The library asks that patrons remain in their vehicle, and proceed through the drive-thru to receive free Steel City Pops popsicles and a summer reading prize bag.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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