We all have Spring Break marked on the calendar, but there’s plenty of fun things to do the first three weeks of March, too. Here’s our list of what’s going on where around Homewood this month.

1. Student Art Contest

March 1-22
Homewood Public Library

Calling all student artists! The Homewood Public Library is inviting all in grades K-12 who live in Jefferson County students to submit up to two original works of art produced within the last 12 months by March 22, to go on display April 1-26. Entry forms can be downloaded from the library’s website.

2. Lil’ Lambs Consignment Sale

Trinity United Methodist Church Gym
Friday, March 1 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 | 9 a.m.-noon

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 Trinity’s Modern Family Ministry Closet and My Child’s Closet to help families in need.

3. Exceptional Foundation Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, March 2 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Brookwood Village

Eat chili—so much chili—while benefitting The Exceptional Foundation’s work to meet the social and recreational needs of individuals of all ages who are mentally challenged.

4. Ernstine’s Milky Way Debut

Monday, March 4 | 5 p.m.
Alabama Booksmith

Saturday, March 23, 10:30 a.m.
Homewood Public Library

A young girl ventures through the twisting trails of the Great Smoky Mountains in the 1940s to bring her neighbors two mason jars of fresh milk. And UAB Creative Writing Director Kerry Madden-Lunsford has penned her story with illustrations by Emily Sutton, to be released March 5. “I’m thrilled it’s coming out during Women’s History Month because the real Ernestine was one of the bravest women I know,” Kerry says. There’s two chances to see Kerry talk about the new children’s book as part of her release tour.

5. MOMS Club Mardi Gras Parade

Tuesday, March 5 | 3:45 p.m. Lineup
Homewood Central Park

Watch out for flying beads and moon pies at the park this afternoon as kid “floats” of strollers and wagons take over the park leading up to Mardi Gras. All are welcome, kids are invited to bring instruments and we hear there will be king cake afterward at this MOMS Club, Over the Mountain chapter event. Laissez les bons temps rouler (“Let the good times roll”)!

6. Kiwanis Pancake Day Event and Silent Auction

Saturday, March 9 | 7 a.m. – noon
The Exceptional Foundation

Rise and shine, and come out for some hot cakes, sausage and coffee, plus a Kid’s Zone. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children age 5 and under. Organizer the Kiwanis Club of Homewood-Mountain Brook awards Key Club college scholarships, YMCA camp scholarships, and funds projects at family-centric organizations such as Children’s of Alabama, The Exceptional Foundation and local schools. For advance tickets, or to become a sponsor, contact Heather Cover at hcover@bham.lib.al.us.

7. Alabama Bicentennial: The Rise and Fall of Atticus Finch with Dr. Chris Metress

Thursday, March 7 | 6:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

Join Dr. Chris Metress as he asks, “Can Atticus Finch survive the growing case against him? “With the jury still out, the verdict remains uncertain, and the reputation of one our great national heroes, and one of our most-beloved novels, hangs in the balance.

8. Restoration Run

Saturday, March 16
Red Mountain Park

Take your pick to run the 5K, 15K, 1-Mile Fun Run on Red Mountain’s trails, and the proceeds benefit the Will Bright Foundation’s secondary recovery programs. Register here.

9. Service Guild Gala

Saturday, March 16 | 6 p.m.
The Club

Put on your black tie or fancy dress for a cocktail reception with silent auction, formal seated dinner, and live auction—plus dancing to live music from Momentum Party Band. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs’ work with for children from birth to three years of age who are at risk for developmental delay. Find more information at serviceguildgala.org.

10. Cornapalooza

Sunday, March 17 | 1-5 p.m.
Pizzeria GM

It’s only fitting that the Homewood Athletic Foundation would hold an athletic competition as a fundraiser. Cornhole is a sport, right? And all funds raised go toward the Homewood Athletic Foundation projects.

11. Jane Austen Regency Ball

Saturday, March 30 | 7-9:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

The Jane Austen Society of North America-Alabama Region invites all to the times of Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley. There will be a practice session from 3:30-5 p.m. for those who wish to learn some of the dances prior to the Ball. Period costumes are encouraged but not required. The cost is $20 per person, and reservations can be made through March 23 by calling (205) 578-8280 or emailing jasna.alabama@gmail.com.


The Underpants

April 4-7
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m.
Homewood Theatre at The Dance Foundation

Steve Martin takes a classic German play and puts his wild and crazy spin on it for this script. You never know what will happen when someone’s bloomers fall down! Tickets are $15 and can be ordered at homewoodtheatre.com.

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