ArtPlay Family Day Virtual Holiday Workshop

Jingle bells and join us for ArtPlay’s holiday workshop on Saturday, December 19 at 2pm CT / 3pm ET! Let ArtPlay will provide you with festive supplies needed to for this workshop so you can join us via Zoom and celebrate the holiday season!

Supplies for activities will be available for up from the ArtPlay porch the week of the event. Be sure to register so we can email you when your supplies are ready!

Easter Egg Hunt & Family Fun Day

Join us for a fun-filled day for children of all ages and the entire family! Children in 5th grade and below can participate in the egg hunt, while children in 6th – 12th grade can participate in a scavenger hunt. There will also be bowling, basketball, game trucks, an indoor playground, cosmetic booths, and face painting for the whole family to enjoy. Pre-register at faithchapel.net/easteregghunt

Story Time with Singing Santa

December 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm 4:30 pm

Brookwood Village and Books-A-Million are partnering to bring you Story Time with Singing Santa, an event where Singing Santa will read a holiday-related children’s book in a personal, intimate setting. Join us every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. and every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. between December 3 – December 19. The event is free to the public and will take place at Santa’s location on the upper level across from the food court.

Details

Date:
December 19, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.shopbrookwoodvillage.com/events/story-time-with-singing-santa/

Organizer

Brookwood Village
780 Brookwood Village
Birmingham, AL 35209 United States
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Story Time with Singing Santa

December 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am 11:30 am

Brookwood Village and Books-A-Million are partnering to bring you Story Time with Singing Santa, an event where Singing Santa will read a holiday-related children’s book in a personal, intimate setting. Join us every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. and every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. between December 3 – December 19. The event is free to the public and will take place at Santa’s location on the upper level across from the food court.

Details

Date:
December 17, 2019
Time:
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.shopbrookwoodvillage.com/events/story-time-with-singing-santa/

Organizer

Brookwood Village
780 Brookwood Village
Birmingham, AL 35209 United States
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Story Time with Singing Santa

December 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm 4:30 pm

Brookwood Village and Books-A-Million are partnering to bring you Story Time with Singing Santa, an event where Singing Santa will read a holiday-related children’s book in a personal, intimate setting. Join us every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. and every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. between December 3 – December 19. The event is free to the public and will take place at Santa’s location on the upper level across from the food court.

Details

Date:
December 12, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
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Organizer

Brookwood Village
780 Brookwood Village
Birmingham, AL 35209 United States
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Story Time with Singing Santa

December 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am 11:30 am

Brookwood Village and Books-A-Million are partnering to bring you Story Time with Singing Santa, an event where Singing Santa will read a holiday-related children’s book in a personal, intimate setting. Join us every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. and every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. between December 3 – December 19. The event is free to the public and will take place at Santa’s location on the upper level across from the food court.

Details

Date:
December 10, 2019
Time:
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost:
Free
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Website:
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Organizer

Brookwood Village
780 Brookwood Village
Birmingham, AL 35209 United States
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Story Time with Singing Santa

December 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm 4:30 pm

Brookwood Village and Books-A-Million are partnering to bring you Story Time with Singing Santa, an event where Singing Santa will read a holiday-related children’s book in a personal, intimate setting. Join us every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. and every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. between December 3 – December 19. The event is free to the public and will take place at Santa’s location on the upper level across from the food court.

Details

Date:
December 5, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
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Organizer

Brookwood Village
780 Brookwood Village
Birmingham, AL 35209 United States
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Story Time with Singing Santa

December 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am 11:30 am

Brookwood Village and Books-A-Million are partnering to bring you Story Time with Singing Santa, an event where Singing Santa will read a holiday-related children’s book in a personal, intimate setting. Join us every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. and every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. between December 3 – December 19. The event is free to the public and will take place at Santa’s location on the upper level across from the food court.

Details

Date:
December 3, 2019
Time:
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost:
Free
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Website:
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Organizer

Brookwood Village
780 Brookwood Village
Birmingham, AL 35209 United States
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Visits and Photos with Singing Santa

November 22, 2019 December 25, 2019

Singing Santa, a classic Birmingham tradition, will be available for photos and visits daily through Christmas Eve. Visiting hours are posted online and at Santa’s location near the food court.

Details

Start:
November 22, 2019
End:
December 24, 2019
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.shopbrookwoodvillage.com/events/visits-and-photos-with-singing-santa/

Organizer

Brookwood Village
780 Brookwood Village
Birmingham, AL 35209 United States
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Grace House Pumpkin Festival

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

Join us in Homewood Central Park for a day of fall fun benefiting Grace House! If you’re planning to buy a pumpkin this year, why not let your pumpkin purchase go to support Alabama girls in foster care? Hosted by the Grace House Junior Board! Children’s admission to the Festival is just $10 and adults are free! Get excited for: -A pumpkin included with every child’s admission! -Bounce houses, carnival games, and a video game truck! -A pumpkin decorating station and family photobooth! -Facepainting! -Food and treats from your favorite local vendors!

Details

Date:
October 19, 2019
Time:
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost:
$10
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Website:
www.grace-house.org
1632 Oxmoor Road
Homewood, AL 35209 United States
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Highland Honky Tonk: A community music and dance night!

August 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Please join us for an evening of live music and dance at the beautiful Clubhouse on Highland! We’re thrilled to have Dan Sartain‘s all-star country band and Henry Dunkle here to get us movin’ and groovin’ on the best dance floors in town!

Pay what you can to support these fine artists (suggested sliding scale donation of $10-20). All are welcomed to join us regardless of monetary contribution. Cash bar by donation.

Danielle Elizabeth and Ben Jammin’ Dill will also teach a FREE partner dancing lesson to get you moving with grace on the dance floor! We’ll go over the fundamentals of frame and connection, and teach ya some footwork basics like the two-step! No partner needed to join in.

So shine up those dance shoes folks, and get out and support some live, local music at this fun community event! And bring your mamas and your babies too cause you know they love to bust a move!

Clubhouse on Highland is a safe and affirming space where individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders and sexual identities, and belief systems are welcomed.

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Date:
August 9, 2019
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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2908 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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Did we forget about libraries? Why you should be taking advantage + where to find public libraries in Birmingham

Birmingham public library. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Some of my favorite summertime memories as a child involved going to the library. During those long, hot summer days (before Netflix came around), my older sister and I would run out of entertainment fairly quickly. So, once a week, we would grab our library cards, hop in my mom’s car, and ride down to our local public library. The excitement of scanning the shelves, finding a new novel or maybe the next book in a series I’d been burning through- nothing could compare. I feel confident that I am not alone in that memory. Which begs the question, Birmingham- why have so many of us forgotten about libraries?

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