April is one happening month. Jazz music, runs, theatre productions, a home tour, fundraisers and more—find all the details on what is happening when and where.

1. Suds and Soccer

Thursday, April 5 | 6 p.m.
Good People Brewing Company.

Come out for this annual event to support Homewood Soccer Club. Beer and Cokes will be available along with finger foods, and food tricks will be outside the brewery. Get your tickets here.

2. Always a Bridesmaid

April 6-8
Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m.
Homewood Theatre at The Dance Foundation 

Four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings. But with all that’s happening, the last wedding may not happen at all! Plus, this comedy is brought to you by the writers of The Golden Girls. So make girls night out plans for it stat. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered at homewoodtheatre.com.

3. Service Guild Gala

Saturday, April 7 | 6 p.m.
The Club

2018 marks the 60th anniversary for The Service Guild—the organization that started The Bell Center back in the ‘80s. The black-tie gala features a cocktail reception, live auction, and dancing on The Club’s famous light-up dancefloor (the inspiration for the dancefloor memorialized in Saturday Night Fever) to ‘80s band The Breakfast Club. Tickets are $150 per person. Find tickets and more information at serviceguildgala.org.

4. Jazz in the Park

Sunday, April 8 | 3 p.m.
Homewood Central Park

Really the event name says it all. Except you should also know that it’s free. Join the Homewood Arts Council for this annual event in partnership with Magic City Smooth Jazz and come out to hear trumpet player Willie Bradley on stage. Because who doesn’t want to chill on the lawn and hear live music in spring weather with their neighbors?

5. James Knowles Art Exhibit

All Month, Office Hours
Rosewood Hall

Local artist James Knowles will display his colorful pieces inspired by and exploring music at the Homwood Arts Council Gallery. It just so happens to coincide with National Jazz Month and Jazz in the Park on April 8.

6. Homewood Grown

Thursday, April 12 | 6-8 p.m.
SoHo Terrace

There really isn’t a more Homewood-magical night out there. Join the Homewood City Schools Foundation for dinner and celebration of this year’s Teacher Impact Award winners. Find tickets and more details at homewoodcityschoolsfoundation.com.

7. Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling!

Friday, April 13 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Homewood Public Library Back Parking Lot

Bring your sensitive documents and files for shredding, plus your old electronics, batteries, appliances, ink cartridges and other items to be recycled. Secure hard drive can be destroyed on-site for $10.  This program is a cooperative project of the Homewood Library, Homewood Rotary, Protec Recycling, Secure Destruction and the Homewood Chamber of Commerce. Plus, find more library events happening this month here.

8. Spring Plant Sale

April 13-15
Friday 9-7 p.m., Saturday 9-5 p.m., Sunday 11-3 p.m.
Brookwood Village Macy’s Upper Parking Lot

Get your green thumb on and choose from more than 100,000 plants, most of which have been nurtured by volunteers at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Plant experts will be on-site and proceeds benefit The Gardens’ educational goals.

9. Annual Excellence in Education and April Chamber Membership Luncheon

Tuesday, April 17 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Club

Plans are underway for construction on Homewood City Schools buildings to prepare for the growth of student bodies, and at this luncheon Hoar Program Management (HPM) will update the community on these projects. Plus, students from each of the system’s schools will be awarded the Excellence in Education Awards.

10. Steeple to Steeple Run

Saturday, April 21 | 8 a.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church

 Take a run ‘round Homewood—either a 5K or 10K, your pick. Plus, it benefits the United Methodist Children’s Home. Options C and D: a fun run, or Sleep In registration (yes, that’s a thing) still comes with swag. The 10K starts at 8 a.m., the 5K at 8:10 a.m., and the Fun Run at 9 a.m. Register at runsignup.com.

11. Hollywood Home Tour

Sunday, April 22 | 1-4 p.m.
Hollywood Homes

Take a tour of four historic homes and one newly remodeled home in one of Homewood’s favorite neighborhoods. Fun facts: In 1924, the Hollywood Land Company first planned the Spanish-style homes in the area, and Hollywood was its own township from 1926-29. Proceeds benefit the Hollywood Garden Club and Shades Cahaba Elementary School. Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite or at Fab’rik Homewood, Homewood Antiques, Chickadee, Sweet Pea’s Garden Shop, Hunter’s Cleaner’s and Smith’s Variety.

The Homes:

  • The Pearson House, 9 Bonita Drive
  • The Davis House, 116 Bonita Drive
  • The Beasley House, 239 La Prado Place
  • The Nix House, 306 English Circle

12. Le de Tour Bordeaux

Thursday, April 24 | 5:30-8 p.m.
The Exceptional Foundation

Take tastes of more than 70 Bordeaux wines, along with a selection of heavy hors d’oevres at this Western Supermarkets event. Tickets are $45 in advance and $60 the day of and include a wine glass. Get tickets at westernsupermarkets.com.

13. Relay for Life

Friday, April 27| 4-10 p.m.
Homewood Central Park

Relay is about so much more than walking. It’s about helping fight cancer by fundraising fo the American Cancer Society. It’s about honoring cancer survivors and remembering loved ones. And it’s about a community coming together. Sign up here.

14. Birmingham Kidney Walk

Saturday, April 28 | 9:30 a.m.
Samford Track & Soccer Stadium

Come out to walk and support Alabama Kidney Foundation’s services for kidney patients through financial assistance, education and support services. The Foundation provides public education to promote organ donation awareness and prevention of kidney disease. Register and find more info at alkidney.org.

15. Edgewood Spring Festival

Saturday, April 28 | 3-7 p.m.
Edgewood Elementary School

It’s time for fun and games and rides to support Edgewood Elementary. Plus, there will be food, DJ and a live animal show. Find more information at edgewood-pto.org.

16. Perseverance 5K

Saturday, April 28 | 8 a.m.
Dawson Memorial Baptist Church

Why run in Edgewood? Because it’s flat of course, and you can even bring your dog on this course. The run starts and ends at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, and you can stay afterward for refreshments. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run at 8:45 a.m. Register at runsignup.com.

Bonus April Events

Signing Ever Faithful, Ever Loyal: The Timothy Alexander Story

Friday, April 6 | 4-6 p.m.
Little Professor Book Center

Birmingham native Timothy Alexander was paralyzed in a terrible car accident during high school, but his strength and dedication since then has helped him overcome hundreds of obstacles. Fast forward a few years, and he was instrumental in helping to bring back the UAB football program. Author Tim Stephens is the former sports editor of the Birmingham-Post Herald and will also be at the event.

Lauren Denton Book Launch

Saturday, April 7 | 6-8 p.m.
Little Professor Book Center

Homewood author Lauren Denton will launch her new book, Hurricane Season. Read more about her work and the new novel here.

Save the Date

 We Love Homewood Day 2018

Saturday, May 5
Homewood Central Park and Edgewood

Mark your calendars because your favorite day of parades and bounce houses and sidewalk chalk art competitions is also Cinco de Mayo this year. We can’t wait for May!

 We Love Homewood Day 5K

Saturday, May 5 | 7:30 a.m.
Homewood Recreation Center

Online registration will begin March 31, and you must register by April 18 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Find more info on the race’s Facebook page.

Drama Spring Show

May 3-4
Homewood High School

Come out to see the high school’s production on stage.

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