From author talks to arts events to community fundraisers, there is plenty going on around Hoover this month.

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•Riverchase Loves Art Show

February 1 // Riverchase Country Club



The 14th annual Riverchase Loves Art Show will feature a wide variety of artwork and handmade items by returning and new artists alike. The show will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•Hoover Service Club Meeting

February 13 // Hoover Country Club

Mayor Frank Brocato will serve as guest speaker and will deliver the 2020 State of the City Address. The club’s Acts of Service will be Three Hots and A Cot. Items needed include: deodorant, Pine Sol, bleach, toilet paper, batteries, ground coffee, toothpaste, hand/body wash, laundry detergent, paper towels, canned meats and garbage bags. The club welcomes members and guests to its monthly meetings.

•Southern Voices Festival Reception

February 18 // Hoover Public Library

The Southern Voices Festival will start with a 5:30 p.m. reception honoring Opelika artist and educator Carlton Nell, an art professor at Auburn University whose paintings and drawings can be found in galleries and private collections throughout the country. Nell’s work will be on display on the Theatre Level. Read more about this year’s stellar lineup for the festival on page 26.

•South Shades Crest’s Fairy Tale Festival

February 28 // South Shades Crest Elementary School

The second-annual Fairy Tale Festival from 5:30-8 p.m. will include fairytale crafts, face painting, a dance floor, an enchanted forest scavenger hunt, storybook theatre, character photo ops and games galore. You may dress up as your favorite storybook character, and siblings and neighbors are welcome to join the fun. Tickets are $10 in advance for children 2 years old and older. $12 tickets can be purchased at the door (adults are free). Pre-ordered tickets are available through Feb. 24. The first 150 children will receive a complimentary swag bag.

•Hearts in Harmony Gala

February 29 // Hoover Country Club

The Hoover Service Club’s eighth annual Hearts in Harmony Gala will honor Chorus SmartSecure’s Rob Hardman and Steven Splawn. The evening will include a silent auction, dinner and a live auction. Chorus SmartSecure is being honored for its commitment to bringing harmony to people’s homes and businesses through technology. As always, proceeds from the Hearts in Harmony event will benefit the club’s community service and scholarship endeavors. The festivities start at 6 p.m.

WHAT TO DO IN HOOVER

Feb. 1
Friends Midwinter Book Sale
Hoover Public Library
10 a.m.

Feb. 2
Sunday NovelTea: The Huntress
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

Feb. 3
Friends of Hoover Library: State of the City Address
With Mayor Frank Brocato
Hoover Public Library
10 a.m.

Feb. 3-9
Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders Home Show
Finley Center

Feb. 4
Full STEAM Ahead: African-American Artists
Hoover Public Library
4 p.m.

Feb. 4
Aged to Perfection Informational Session
Discovery United Methodist Church
6:30 p.m.

Feb. 6
Live on the Plaza: Hiroya Tsukamoto
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Feb. 8
Purl on the Plaza
Hoover Public Library
1 p.m.

Feb. 9
Young Artist Reception
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

Feb. 11
Aged to Perfection Informational Session
Discovery United Methodist Church
6:30 p.m.

Feb. 13
Sensory Storytime – Cookies!
Hoover Public Library
4 p.m.

Feb. 18
Party Games – Tween Event
Hoover Public Library
4 p.m.

Feb. 18
Aged to Perfection Informational Session
Discovery United Methodist Church
6:30 p.m.

Feb. 19
Graceland and Asleep on the Wind – Two One-Act Plays by Ellen Byron
Hoover Public Library Theatre
7:30 p.m.

Feb. 20
KJ’s Reader Getaways
Baba Java Roaster & Café
4 p.m.

Feb. 25
Aged to Perfection Informational Session
Discovery United Methodist Church
6:30 p.m.

Feb. 25
New Horizons Luncheon
Hoover Senior Center
11 a.m.

Feb. 25-29
Vintage Market Days
Finley Center

Feb. 27
Trivia Night: Valentine’s Day
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Feb. 29
End Heroin Bham Walk
Veterans Park
9 a.m.

AROUND TOWN

Through Feb. 16
Celestia Morgan: Redline
Birmingham Museum of Art

Through March 8
Ways of Seeing: Portraits
Birmingham Museum of Art

Feb. 7-23
Porgy & Bess
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theater

Feb. 12
The Beach Boys
The Alabama Theatre

Feb. 14-16
Birmingham Home Show
BJCC

Feb. 15
Regions Superhero 5K
Railroad Park

Feb. 16
Mercedes Benz Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay

Feb. 17
Rent Presented by Broadway in Birmingham
BJCC Concert Hall

Feb. 21
Sturgill Simpson
BJCC Concert Hall

Feb. 21-23
Birmingham Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty
Samford University Wright Center

Feb. 29
Alabama Symphony Orchestra presents Nat King Cole Songbook
Samford University Wright Center

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