Halloween is over but it’s not quite Christmas, so what is going on? Here’s our list of what to do and see around Homewood this month.

1. Hall-Kent Fall Festival

Saturday, Nov. 2
3-7 p.m.
Hall-Kent Elementary School 

Celebrate the 85th year of this annual festival with carnival rides, games, prizes, inflatables, music, cake walks, a bake sale, silent auction and a spirit store. You can get an unlimited ride armband for $25, or game and ride tickets are 50 cents each.

2. Friends of the Homewood Public Library $5 Bag Sale

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

Looking for a good deal on books, movies and more? Come out and fill a grocery bag with full of them for only $5 per bag! Bags will be provided by the Friends of the Homewood Public Library. To donate books or for more information, contact the Friends Bookstore on the Lower Level of the library at 205-332-6651.

3. Homewood Police Foundation Back Our Blue Luncheon

Tuesday, Nov. 5
11:30 a.m.
Rosewood Hall

Join the city of Homewood for this lunch and a program all to fundraise for the Homewood Police Foundation. The foundation provides for our police officers when times of need arise such as the loss of a loved one or a sick spouse or child. Find more information and tickets at policefoundationhomewoodal.com.

4. Holiday Open House

Thursday, Nov. 7
5 p.m.
Downtown Homewood

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

5. Alabama Bicentennial: Marvin Clemons, Author of Great Temple of Travel: A Pictorial History of Birmingham Terminal Station, 1909-1969

Thursday, Nov. 7
1-2 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

Marvin Clemons will discuss about one of Alabama’s lost architectural gems, Birmingham’s iconic Terminal Station. His collection of hundreds of photographs and documents detail the construction, operation and destruction of Terminal Station. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

6. Harry Potter’s Adult Potions Class

Friday, Nov. 8
6:30-8 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

Wands out! Bartender, author, and Potions Master Clair McLafferty will mix beverages from the wizarding world, and costumes are encouraged. After the program Clair will be selling and signing copies of her books. Ages 21 and up. Tickets are $12.50 and include two adult beverages and light refreshments. You can purchase tickets online.

7. Hope for the Holidays

Saturday, Nov. 9
9 a.m.-Noon
Dawson Memorial Baptist Church

This free program is for persons who have experienced the death of a loved one and are dreading the upcoming holiday season. Keynote speaker Steve Sweatt, LPC/LMFT and Community Grief Support clinical director, will share inspirational ideas and practical coping tips as he tells of how to cope with the holidays after the loss of a loved one. Attendees are invited to bring a small photo of their loved one to place on the remembrance table for a candle lighting ceremony. A light meal will be served. For reservations, call 870-8667.

8. Aladdin Film Screening

Tuesday, Nov. 12
3:30-5:45 p.m.
Homewood Public Library

A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Kids of all ages are invited to come out for the screening of the 2019 version of the film!

9. Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling

Friday, Nov. 15
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Homewood Public Library Back Parking Lot

Get rid of your documents and electronics the right way with Gone For Good’s shredding truck! Protec Recycling will also be on hand to take and recycle your old computers, household electronics, small appliances, and other items. There’s a limit of two bags or boxes of documents per person. Boxed paper will be shredded and boxes returned.

Save the Date

Downtown Homewood Christmas Parade + Star Lighting

Thursday, Dec. 5
6:30 p.m.
Downtown Homewood

You can’t get much more Homewood than the lighting of the 18th Street star, and the annual parade is the same night to boot. After the parade ends at City Hall Plaza, a special visitor in a big red suit will arrive, the Homewood High School Band will play and the Christmas tree will be lit.

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