Spring is right around the corner, and it’s time to start making plans. We have compiled a list of local events coming up to help you prepare for this new season.

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•Hearts in Harmony Gala

Feb. 29 // Hoover Country Club



The Hoover Service Club’s eighth annual Hearts in Harmony Gala at 6 p.m. 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.

•Friends of Hoover Library: Hoover’s History with Author Heather Skaggs

March 2 // Hoover Public Library

Local author Heather Skaggs will speak to the Friends of the Hoover Library before the group’s business meeting. Coffee will be served at 9:45 a.m., and the program starts at 10 a.m.

•Hoover’s Arbor Day Celebration

March 7 // Aldridge Gardens

The city’s 22nd annual Arbor Day Celebration for the community will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The event will include a formal ceremony honoring winners of this year’s 4th Grade Arbor Day Essay Contest, free trees for Hoover residents, a ceremonial tree planting, full access to Aldridge Gardens and the Roots gift shop, plus refreshments from local businesses.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

March 13 // Hoover Senior Center

Green will be the color du jour at the most festive St. Paddy’s Day celebration this side of Dublin. The event is set to start at 12:30 p.m. Call the center at (205) 739-6700 for more details.

•Mindful Cooking Class

March 24 // St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

Join Registered Dietitian Donna Sibley for a cooking class emphasizing nutrients for brain health, those that affect how you feel in a positive way, in addition to those that can protect against memory loss as we age. You will learn about the importance of balancing specific neurotransmitters and nutrients that benefit the brain. On the menu: blueberry flax bran muffins with coffee, strawberry salad with avocado, walnuts and crispy turmeric chickpeas, salmon topped green bowl with savory lemon sauce, and tuna, egg and avocado toast. The cost is $15 per person. Register with Keena Hall by calling (205) 408-6550 by Friday, March 20.

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WHAT TO DO IN HOOVER

Through Feb. 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.

March 3
Aged to Perfection Informational Session
Discovery United Methodist Church
6:30 p.m.

March 5
Jammin’ on the Plaza
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

March 7
Arbor Day
Aldridge Gardens
9:30 a.m.

March 8
Sunday NovelTea: Where the Crawdads Sing
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

March 10
Aged to Perfection Informational Session
Discovery United Methodist Church
6:30 p.m.

March 12+13
Annie Moses Band in Concert
Hoover Public Library
7:30 p.m.

March 15
Practical Parenting – Yuck to Yum!
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

March 17
Hoover Historical Society General Meeting – 10 Things All Southerners Need to Know with Kelly Kazek
Hoover Public Library
1 p.m.

March 19
Andrew Weathers in Concert
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

March 23
KJ’s Reader Getaways
Hoover Public Library
6:30 p.m.

March 24
New Horizons Luncheon
Hoover Senior Center
11 a.m.

March 26
Chopped! Children’s Program
Hoover Public Library
4 p.m.

March 27
Spring Break Thyme to Cook for Kids: Passover – Easter Crossover
St. Vincent’s One Nineteen
10:30 a.m.

March 28
Flash Fiction
Hoover Public Library
2 p.m.

AROUND TOWN

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

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

March 5-8
STARS Presents: Macbeth
Virginia Samford Theatre

March 7-8
Red Mountain Theatre Company Conservatory Showcase
RMTC Cabaret Theatre

March 11-15
Tartuffe
Virginia Samford Theatre

March 12-15
Human Rights New Works Festival
Red Mountain Theatre Company

March 13-15
Romeo & Juliet
Alabama Ballet
BJCC Concert Hall

March 14
Gaither Vocal Band
Samford University Wright Center

March 20+22
Opera Birmingham Presents Cinderella
Samford University Wright Center

March 20-22
Waitress Presented by Broadway in Birmingham
BJCC Concert Hall

March 26
Destination Motown featuring Sensational Soul Cruisers
Samford University Wright Center

March 26-April 5
The Fantasticks
Virginia Samford Theatre

March 28
Rumpshaker 5K
Regions Field

March 31
Patti Callahan Henry: 2020 Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series
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.