What's Happening in Hoover

Events to keep you busy in December and January

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Dec. 2
Holiday High Tea
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hoover
Jefferson State Community College’s Culinary and Hospitality Institute ACF Culinary Apprentices will hold a Holiday High Tea and Silent Auction at the Shelby-Hoover Campus, 4600 Valleydale Road. The cost is $40 per ticket. Proceeds benefit educational endeavors of the JSCC CHI ACF Apprentices. The event will also feature Christmas Carols with the Jefferson State Singers. For more information, call (205) 983-5214.



Dec. 6 & 7
A Christmas Carol
7:30 p.m.
Hoover Public Library Theatre
Think you’ve seen Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol?” Well, think again! When Charles Dickens first set quill to parchment to conceive this tale, he could never have known what an enduring work he was about to create. The phrase “Merry Christmas” itself was popularized following the appearance of the story and the name Scrooge and exclamation “Bah! Humbug!” entered the English lexicon as a result. Ebenezer Scrooge, that most unrepentant and miserly of fellows, is made to see the light as he survives a merciless battery of revelations by the ghosts of his own life: Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits of Past, Present and Future in this brilliant rendition. Tickets are $27.50.

Dec. 11
Artist Reception for Debra Riffe
5-7 p.m.
Aldridge Gardens
Debra Riffe will be the featured artist at Aldridge Gardens for December-January. The reception honoring her work is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 11 in the gallery.

Dec. 16
23rd Annual Meadow Brook Runs
9 a.m.
Meadow Brook
The 23rd Annual Meadow Brook Runs will be held Dec. 16 at 9 a.m. (5K) and 10 a.m. (1-mile Fun Run). Walkers and pets on a leash are welcome. The location and lead race sponsor is USAmeriBank, Meadow Brook Branch, 1100 Corporate Parkway, Birmingham. For more information, visit Meadow Brook Runs on Facebook.

Jan. 25
MRYGLD
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.
MRYGLD (pronounced “marigold”) is a rock band from Birmingham, AL, formed in 2017 by Brandon Snipes (vocals, guitar) and Shane Jewell (lead guitar). With infectious melodies, arena-ready guitar riffs, and driving rhythms, their sound is further distinguished by having two lead singers. The dueling vocals of Snipes and Alyssa Jewell (vocals, keys), weave seamlessly in and out of the tracks, sharing the spotlight. MRYGLD recently finished recording its self-titled debut EP and have been writing songs for a follow-up, full-length record. Admission to this performance is free.

December+January
Community Shopping Sprees
The Gilded Garment
The Gilded Garment will continue its Holiday Community Shopping Sprees throughout December and January. The Gilded Garment will choose one woman per month to embrace and love. Applications can be emailed to gildedgarment@gmail.com and will be chosen by a panel of five local women from different surrounding communities. The deadline for all applicants is the 20th of the month prior. We are looking forward to loving and styling these women. Each woman chosen will receive denim, tops (both casual and dressy), work attire and footwear. Each shopping spree will total $500. Applications are posted on the Facebook page and website, Thegildedgarment.com.

What to do in Hoover:

Dec. 2
Holiday Greenery Sale
Aldridge Gardens
9 a.m.

Dec. 7
Gifts of Art Show
Aldridge Gardens
10 a.m.

Dec. 7
Birthday Bash
Hoover Senior Center
12:30 p.m.

Dec. 11
Artist/Propagator Reception
Aldridge Gardens
5 p.m.

Dec. 13
Is it Christmas Yeti? Children’s Christmas Play
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.

Dec. 14
Hoover Service Club: HHS Musical Performance
Hoover Country Club
11 a.m.

Dec. 14
Is it Christmas Yeti? Children’s Christmas Play
Hoover Public Library
6:30 p.m.

Dec. 14-17
GASC Gun Shows
Finley Center

Dec. 15
Horizons Christmas Luncheon
Hoover Country Club
11 a.m.

Dec. 15
Is it Christmas Yeti? Children’s Christmas Play
Hoover Public Library
6:30 p.m.

Dec. 16
Is it Christmas Yeti? Children’s Christmas Play
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.

Dec. 19
Lunch & Learn
Hoover Senior Center
12 p.m.

Jan. 4
First Thursday Fiction Book Club
Hoover Public Library
10 a.m.

Jan. 7
Sunday NovelTea
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

Jan. 9
Adult Spanish Conversation Club
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

 

Jan. 9 & 10
The Library Theatre 2017-2018 Performance Set-Up
Hoover Public Library
9 a.m.

Jan. 11
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group
Hoover Public Library
10 a.m.

Jan. 11 & 12
Regina Carter
Hoover Public Library
7:30 p.m.

Jan. 13
Crochet Class
Hoover Public Library
11 a.m.

Jan. 13
Knit Class
Hoover Public Library
11 a.m.

Jan. 13
Purl @ the Plaza
Hoover Public Library
1 p.m.

Jan. 16
French Conversation Club
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Jan. 18
Hoover Library Trivia Night
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Jan. 26
After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Jan. 27
Write Club
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.

Jan. 29
Friends of the Hoover Library Board Meeting
Hoover Public Library
10 a.m.

Jan. 29
Monday at the Movies: La La Land
Hoover Public Library
2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 30
Hoover Police Department Event
Hoover Public Library
8 a.m.

Jan. 31
Southern Voices 2018 Set-Up
Hoover Public Library
9 a.m.

AROUND TOWN

Dec. 1
Holiday Spectacular 2017
Red Mountain Theatre Company
7:30 p.m.

Dec. 3
Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship
The Alabama Theatre
7 p.m.

Dec. 6
A Christmas Carol
Hoover Library Theatre
7:30 p.m.

Dec. 7
Gifts of Art Show
Aldridge Gardens
10 a.m.

Dec. 8
White Christmas
The Alabama Theatre
7 p.m.

Dec. 9
Christmas Vacation
The Alabama Theatre
7 p.m.

Dec. 10
Birmingham Boys Choir
40th Annual Christmas Concert
Canterbury United Methodist Church
2:30 p.m.

Dec. 10
Elf
The Alabama Theatre
7 p.m.

Dec. 10
Holiday Soul
Alys Stephens Center
7 p.m.

Dec. 11
Birmingham Boys Choir 40th Annual Christmas Concert
Canterbury United Methodist Church
7 p.m

Dec. 11
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Alabama Theatre
7 p.m.

Dec. 12
Home Alone
The Alabama Theatre
7 p.m.

Dec. 13
Children’s Christmas Play
Hoover Library
10:30 a.m.

Dec. 13
Christmas Vacation
The Alabama Theatre
7 p.m.

Dec. 14
HHS Musical Performance
Hoover Country Club
11 a.m.

Dec. 14
Elf
The Alabama Theatre
7 p.m.

Dec. 15
A Christmas Story
The Alabama Theatre
7 p.m.

Dec. 16
Cartoon Matinee Triple Feature
The Alabama Theatre
2 p.m.

Dec. 21
Christmas Vacation
The Alabama Theatre
7 p.m.

Dec. 22
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Alabama Theatre
2 p.m.