Coming up: Pictures with Santa Claus

Reservations open Nov. 1
Miss Sims’ Garden
913 Irving Road

Time to get your photo made with Saint Nick—plus a toy, cookies and hot drinks! Photo shoot availabilities are Dec. 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with limited professional photos timeslots on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain check backup dates are set for Dec. 19-20. Reservations open on Nov. 1. Reserve your spot here. Photo sessions are 10 minutes long and are $60 each. Find updates at @SimsGardens on Facebook.

Barks and Books

Wednesday, Nov. 2 | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

Attention all K-5th graders! Come hangout with the friends of the Birmingham Humane Society and read (or just play) with some precious pups! Parent supervision required. Learn more here.

Holiday Open Houses

Thursday, Nov. 3 | 5-8 p.m.
Downtown Homewood Shops

Get a head start on holiday shopping this season at this annual Homewood Chamber of Commerce event. Peruse your favorite downtown Homewood shops and enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, shopping discounts and more.

Homewood Chamber of Commerce November Luncheon

Tuesday, Nov. 15 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Club

Join the Homewood Chamber of Commerce for its monthly luncheon, which will feature talks from the Jimmie Hale Mission. Networking opportunities open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon when the program begins. Members’ fees are $25, and nonmembers’ fees are $35. Learn more here.

Alabama Symphony Orchestra presents West Side Story Symphonic Dances

Friday, Nov. 18 | 7-9 p.m.
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

In partnership with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO), the Homewood Public Library is offering free tickets to select ASO events at the Alys Stephens Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Registration is required, and tickets are limited to two per person. Visit Alabama Symphony Orchestra for more information.