Here’s our roundup of what to do close to home this month.
1. Spring Plant Sale
April 29- May 1
Thursday & Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-noon
Time for spring planting! Volunteers and gardeners will be on hand at this annual sale to help with selections and to give advice about placement, care and maintenance, and you can own “a little bit of Aldridge Gardens” when if you buy a pass-along plant that lived there. The main feature is always the “Snowflake” hydrangea, but shoppers can also choose from a host of others too. Aldridge Gardens members get 10 percent off all purchases with their membership card too.
2. Regions Tradition
Greystone Golf and Country Club
This annual tournament brings together 81 of the top PGA Tour Champions players and World Golf Hall of Fame members to compete for a major championship. Since the tournament became Regions Tradition in 2011, it has raised over $4.5 million for local charities and more than $19 million since the tournament’s inception in 1992. Children’s of Alabama serves as its primary beneficiary.
3. Outdoor Storytime
Mondays 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Fridays 10 a.m.
Hoover Public Library
Bring your own blanket and come out to hear a story outdoors, weather permittingCall 205-444-7833 to register for one session per week.
4. Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
Tuesday, May 4
Hyatt Regency-The Wynfrey Hotel
The Hoover Beautification Board will host this annual event which brings city and elected officials, religious leaders, business leaders and the community will come together for this annual faith-based event. Find more information at hooveralabama.gov.
5. James Andrews Golf Tournament
Monday, May 10
Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Celebrity guest Bo Jackson will be at this new golf tournament to raise money for the American Sports Medicine Association! Other notables include Bill Clark (UAB football coach), Steve Shaw (SEC Officials Coordinator) and John Mitchell (the first black, football All-American at the University of Alabama who has been a coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the last 27 years).Funds raised will be used to implement and begin funding an Athletic Trainer fellowship program at Andrews Sports Medicine, as well as to raise awareness of ASMI’s mission.
6. Ross Bridge Farmers Market
Fridays Starting May 14
2101 Grand Avenue
You can still shop local businesses and farmers’ selections this market full of fresh produce, live music and more. Find more details on their Facebook page.
7. MarketPlace at Lee Branch
Saturdays for Pick-up Orders
Village at Lee Branch
Over off Highway 280, this market is currently open with an order-ahead style. To learn more or place an order, visit their website.
8. SEC Baseball Tournament
Hoover Met Complex
Time for some of the best baseball in the country as top-12 teams will battle it out on the road to Omaha. Find the full schedule here.
9. Hoover Historical Society Meeting
Tuesday, May 18
Come hear author and Hoover resident Tom Bailey speak about his book The Story of the Five Capitals of Alabama from St. Stephens to Montgomery. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the location or Zoom link, and find more information at hooverhistoricalsociety.org. The society is also holding a membership tea Sunday, May 16 2-4 p.m. at Hoover Randle House.