Halloween is over but it’s not quite Christmas, so what is going on? Here’s our list of what do and see around Mountain Brook this month.

1. Alabama Designer Craftsmen Annual Fine Crafts Show

Nov. 11-12 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Going 45 years strong, this annual event draws 50 artists from across the state who specialize in basketry, clay, fiber, glasswork, gourds, fine jewelry, metal, printmaking, stone and wood—plus a children’s craft classroom and on-site artist demonstrations. A $5 entry donation is suggested for adult patrons, and children under 12 are free. Find more info.



2. Family Night: Peanuts Thanksgiving Movie

Nov. 14 | 5:30 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Join Charlie Brown and Linus and Snoopy too as Charlie attempts to put together a Thanksgiving dinner.  See more library events for children.

3. Market Noel

Nov. 15-18
The Finley Center at The Hoover Metropolitan Complex

It might have a new venue this year, but what you love most about this shopping event remains the same. More than 100 vendors including Mountain Brook’s Anne Schilleci, who owns Freedom Soaps, will be there selling handcrafted goods, clothing, accessories, artwork and more. And of course it all goes to benefit community projects of the Junior League of Birmingham. Hours are Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Find tickets and more information at marketnoel.net.

4. Standing Room Only presents: The Great Brookie Bakeoff!

Friday, Nov. 17 | 6:30 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Remember the easy bake oven? Time to put it back to use, in the style of the TV shows that would come a few decades later. Ages 21 & up. Register your team of one to four people by emailing Amanda at amandaw@bham.lib.al.us. See more library events for adults.

5. Miss Olympian Pageant

Saturday, Nov. 18 | 7 p.m.
Mountain Brook High School

The tradition returns. Contestants will be interviewed and perform talents on stage before their final walks and the crowning. Learn more here.

6. Sam Lapidus Montclair Run

Thursday, Nov. 23
Levite Jewish Community Center

Start off Turkey Day with the opposite action of stuffing your belly. This annual run celebrates the life of Sam Lapidus, his love of fitness and the LJCC and of family and friends. Proceeds benefit the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama and the LJCC Fitness Program. Visit bhamjcc.org for more details and to register.

7. Holiday Open Houses

No need to worry about a 5:00 closing time on these nights. Plus, there will be extra merriment with festivities in the stores, so come knock out some shopping for special ones on your list and support local businesses.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 29: English Village, 5-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 30: Mountain Brook Village, 5-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday. Dec. 5: Cahaba Village, 5-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 7: Crestline Village, 4-7 p.m.

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