Things slow down in January, but we found some fun events even in frigid temperatures and some dates to save for February and beyond too.

1. Homewood High School Varsity Basketball Games

Come out and cheer on the Patriots. Girls play at 6 p.m. and boys at 7:30 p.m.

  • Jan. 3: Vs. Hewitt-Trussville
  • Jan.7: At Huffman
  • Jan. 9: At George Washington Carver
  • Jan. 10: At Hueytown
  • Jan. 14: Vs. Shades Valley
  • Jan. 17: Vs. Huffman
  • Jan. 21: Vs. Hueytown
  • Jan. 24: At Shades Valley
  • Jan. 28: Vs. Ramsay
  • Jan. 30: At McAdory

2. Tonight at the Wright Movie Night presents The Karate Kid

Jan. 16 | 6:30 p.m.
Samford University Wright Center

Come out to see this 1984 classic and about a boy who moves to California and struggles to fit in, and how a a group of karate students start to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. Get tickets at 

3. Pioneer Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

Jan. 17-19
Lakeshore Foundation

One of the nation’s premier wheelchair basketball tournaments takes place right here in Homewood at the Lakeshore Foundation. Come out to see the top adult teams from across the country. Check for more information.

4. State of the City Address & Annual Chamber Luncheon

Jan. 21  | 11:30 a.m.
The Club Ballroom

Mayor Scott McBrayer will update us on what’s going on in Homewood over entrees and orange rolls. America’s First Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the event, which will also feature City Employees of the Year announcements. For reservations, visit

5. Salamander Festival

Jan. 25 | 3-5:30 p.m.
Homewood Senior Center

It’s time for the spotted salamander to migrate from Homewood Forest Preserve to vernal pools nearby, and it’s time to celebrate. At this annual event held by Friends of Shades Creek, kids and adults alike can hold salamanders and snakes, enjoy snacks and life music and learn about other local wildlife.

6. Lil’ Lambs Consignment Sale

Jan. 31-Feb. 1
Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-noon
Trinity United Methodist Church Gym

Stock up on your kids’ wardrobes for spring and summer at reasonable prices at Trinity UMC’s consignment sale. They’ll also have toys and furniture, and proceeds from sales go to fund mission and outreach projects locally abroad and abroad. Many items will be half-price on Saturday, and all unsold items marked “donate” at the end of the sale will be shared with Kids Connection and Trinity’s Children’s Clothing Closet to help families in need.


1. Taste of Homewood 2020

March 19
Rosewood Hall

Make sure you mark on your calendar to come eat all of Homewood in one night with samplings from more than 25 Homewood-area restaurants, caterers, bakeries, coffee shops and beverage merchants. Proceeds go to the Homewood Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship fund for local students as well as economic development efforts in the community. For tickets, visit

2. Valentines Dinner Theatre: The Odd Couple (Female Version)

Feb. 14 & 15 | 6:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

South City Theatre comes to our very own Homewood library to perform this Neil Simon play that sees the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger. The fun starts with a buffet and the show follows. Tickets are $35 for both. Tickets must be purchased in advance between Jan. 13 and Feb. 12 at the Adult Services Desk or

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