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. Exceptional Foundation Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, March 7
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. Get your tickets here.

2. Book Signing

Friday, March 13
5-6:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

All ages are invited to meet world renowned authors and illustrators including Jane Yolen, Heidi Stemple, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Janice Hardy, R. Gregory Christie, Heather Montgomery, Irene Latham and Randi Pink. See the full list of attendees at souther-breeze.scbwi.org/events/wik-2020/. Books will be available for purchase on site by Little Professor.

3. Kiwanis Pancake Day Event and Silent Auction

Saturday, March 14
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.

4. Cornapalooza

Sunday, March 15
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.

5. Wild West Roundup

Sunday, March 15
5-8 p.m.
Good People Brewing Company

Come out for live music, a silent auction, brews and more to support College Choice Foundation’s work with high-achieving, low-resource high school students to navigate the incredibly confusing and difficult college admissions process. In years past, CCF has worked exclusively with Homewood High School students getting them into schools like Boston College, Vanderbilt, Berea, American University, Washington University in St. Louis, and others with virtually all expenses paid, and last year they expanded to include Birmingham City Schools students—including Jillian Jolly who received a full ride to Yale. For tickets or more information visit collegechoicefoundation.org.

6. Rotary St. Patrick’s Day Event

Tuesday, March 17
5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.,
SoHo Social restaurant

Put on your green and come out for silent and live auctions, music by Hooley and food at this annual Homewood Rotary fundraiser. Auction items include a trip to Ireland, beach and lake house rentals, sports-related opportunities and more. This event supports college scholarships to deserving Homewood High School graduates. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at door, and they include food, two drink tickets and St. Patrick’s Day fun for everyone. Tickets are available from Homewood Rotarians and online here.

7. Taste of Homewood 2020

Thursday, March 19
5:30-8 p.m.
Rosewood Hall

It’s time 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 homewoodchamber.org.

8. Catch Me if You Can

March 26-29 & April 2-5
Homewood Theatre, Brookwood Village

It’s time for a murder mystery comedy! A missing bride, an advertising executive, a priest and a deli owner will have you wondering “whodunit” in this performance. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered at homewoodtheatre.com.

Save the Date

Homewood Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 4
5:30 p.m.
Homewood Athletic Complex

BYOB (bring your own basket, that is) and get ready to hunt—and join in on the fun of games, prizes, bounce houses and Easter Bunny photos. Ages 1-2 and 3-4 will hunt at 6:30 p.m., ages 5-6 at 7:15 p.m., and ages 7-8 and 9-11 at 7:45 p.m. (so big kids, bring a flashlight). Check homewoodparks.com for updates on the event.

Historic Hollywood Home Tour

Sunday, April 26
1-4 p.m.

Take a trip back to the architecture of 1926-1929 in the Hollywood area for this year’s tour of renovated homes that maintain the original footprint and charm that make this neighborhood unique. This year’s homes are the Stansell home at 321 LaPrado Circle, the Grissom home at 220 LaPrado Place and the Denson home at 227 Poinciana Drive. Tickets, $20, will be available at each home on tour day or may be purchased online here. Proceeds benefit Shades Cahaba Elementary School and various neighborhood beautification projects.

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