Free arts and crafts for kids to make – Clay salamanders, fish prints, origami, and more. Face painting, fossils, microscopes, insects, recycling information, art by Homewood Students Southern trees’ display and carnivorous plants, new educational interactive displays, and much more.
2:00 – Family nature hike (outdoors)
3:00 – Festival begins (indoors) with salamanders and activities
Music with Rob Angus and “Over The Hillbillies” band
3:45 – Welcome from Friends of Shades Creek & Homewood Mayor’s Office Awards and prizes4:00 – Salamander story with Jay Eubanks, Herpetologist Dancing with Alessia Lovreglio from Edgewood Dance Center
Free admission, $1 for snacks, sodas and assorted drinks
Each Party on the Porch at our Homewood store focuses on giving back to our local community and raising environmental awareness for conservation, access, usage, and education. The event runs the first Friday of each month from April to October, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM except on our July Party on the Porch (July 12th) so everyone can enjoy July 4th.)
Party on the Porch brings together local musicians, breweries, food trucks, and artisans for a day of fun under the sun. This is a family-friendly event, with kids, dogs, corn hole, and loads of comradery. Attendance is free, but we ask that of-age attendees donate $10 for a refillable souvenir cup to enjoy great beer donated from a local brewery.
Net proceeds from your donations at our October event go to Homewood City Schools Foundation.
Our friends: The North Face Birmingham Mountain Radio High Point Climbing Birmingham Boulders
An old house is being renovated in Homewood. You might know the one – on the corner of Linden Avenue and Reese Street. In that house will be Caveat, a new concept restaurant. Learn more about the latest brainchild of Real & Rosemary’s owners, Jennifer Mims and Nate Crawly.
For twenty years, the Freshwater Land Trust has become one of the most respected and successful land trust organizations in the South. Throughout the years, they have saved and protected special places in the Magic City; including restored industrial sites transformed into green spaces to endangered darters found no where on earth but in our local springs and streams. This year, the land trust is providing the public with an unique opportunity to see firsthand these special places they have saved through their 2017 Sunday Hike Series.
Start 2017 off right this week
For 2017, start your tour of Freshwater Land Trust hosted hikes this Sunday, January 29th, 2:00 at the High Ore Line Trail.