Aldridge Gardens will host Paws in the Gardens on March 19.

Aldridge Gardens will host Paws in the Gardens on March 19.

March 1
English Classes for Adults
Hoover Public Library
Basic and intermediate level English instruction for non-native speaking adults will be offered on March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hoover Public Library.

March 3
First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Circling the Sun
Hoover Public Library
The First Thursday Fiction Book Group will discuss “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain on March 3 at 10 a.m. The event is free.



Vulcan Eejits
Hoover Public Library
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with Vulcan Eejits, a Celtic trio featuring fiddle, guitar, flute and vocals on March 3 at 6:30 p.m. The event is free.
Storytime Live – S is Super

Hoover Public Library
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up will be offered on March 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready?

Hoover Public Library
Emergency kits, weather radios and more! Jim Coker, director of the Jefferson County EMA, will share tips on how to be prepared on March 3 at 5 p.m. Light food and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 444-7840.

March 5
Arbor Day Celebration
Aldridge Gardens
The Hoover Beautification Board’s 17th Annual Arbor Day Celebration will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The free event is open to the public and will educate people on how to plant and care for trees. There will also be tree giveaways.

March 6
Global Cuisine at the Plaza: Creole
Hoover Public Library
Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe presents free programs on food and coffee from around the world. The group will explore Creole cuisine on March 6 at 2:30 p.m. Complimentary samples will be provided.

March 7
Friends of the Hoover Library Container and Vegetable Gardens
Hoover Public Library
This event is presented by the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Refreshments will be served at 9:45 a.m., and the meeting begins at 10 a.m. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 444-7840.

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
Hoover Public Library
This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of nine African-American teenagers wrongly convicted of a shocking crime in 1931. The public outrage surrounding this case helped give birth to the civil rights movement. The movie will be shown on March 7 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 444-7840.

March 8
Spanish Conversation Club
Hoover Public Library
Adults of all skill levels are invited to practice Spanish and learn about the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries on March 8 at 7 a.m. The event is free.

Daytime Nonfiction Book Group
Hoover Public Library
Join the Daytime Nonfiction Book Group as it discusses Space Chronicles: Facing The Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson on March 8 at 10:30 a.m.

English Classes for Adults
Hoover Public Library
Basic and intermediate level English instruction for non-native speaking adults will be offered on March 8 at 6:30 p.m.

March 9
Hoover Fire Department Promotions Ceremony
Hoover Public Library
The Hoover Fire Department’s Promotions Ceremony will be held on March 9 at 7:30 a.m.

March 10
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: A Star for Mrs. Blake
Hoover Public Library
Join the Second Thursday Fiction Book Group as it discusses “A Star for Mrs. Blake” by April Smith on March 10 at 10 a.m.

Storytime Live – T is Terrific
Hoover Public Library
Stories, songs, games and puppetry will be offered for ages 3 and up on March 10 at 10:30 a.m.

March 12
Mosaic Memory Flower Pot Workshop
Aldridge Gardens
A Mosaic Memory Flower Pot Workshop will be held at Aldridge Gardens on March 12 from 1-3 p.m. and March 13 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Bring old jewelry, grandma’s broken vintage china, coins, keys, beads and more to commemorate a special occasion into a mosaic 10-inch flower pot. Attendees will learn technique, design and will begin application in Session 1, and grout and finish the project in Session 2. A few tiles, grout, materials and handouts will be provided, but participants should bring mementos and tiles for personal design. Do not bring glass. Wear a work shirt, bring a pen and tile nippers (available at craft stores for about $12). The instructor is mixed media mosaic artist Felicia Dubose. The cost is $42 for members and $50 for non-members. The materials fee of $10 is included. The class is limited to 12 participants.

Lyme Disease: What You Need To Know
Hoover Public Library
This is a documentary screening with panel discussion presented by the Alabama Lyme Disease Association on March 12 at 1 p.m. For more information, call 444-7840.

Purl at the Plaza
Hoover Public Library
Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts. Bring yarn and knit, crochet or embroider with the group, which will meet March 12 at 1 p.m.

March 14
Discoveries in the Making
Hoover Public Library
The UAB Graduate School will speak about telexercise for the homebound with spinal cord injuries and lung development in premature babies on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 444-7840.

March 15
Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery
Hoover Public Library
Julie Hedgepeth Williams, a journalism professor at Samford University, will present the program “Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery” at the Hoover Historical Society meeting on March 15 at the Hoover Public Library. Refreshments are at 2 p.m., and the speaker’s presentation is at 2:30 p.m.

Glue Gun Gang: Giant Dahlia Door Decor
Hoover Public Library
Create a giant, colorful paper flower to welcome spring, for free. Adults only. Reservations are required. Sign-up begins March 1 for the March 15 event at 6:30 p.m. Call 444-7840 to sign up.

English Classes for Adults
Hoover Public Library
Basic and intermediate level English instruction for non-native speaking adults will be held March 15 at 6:30 p.m.

French Conversation Club
Hoover Public Library
Adults of all skill levels are invited to practice French and learn about French culture at this free event on March 15 at 7 p.m.

March 17
St. Patrick’s Day
Hoover Senior Center
St. Patrick’s Day will be observed at the Hoover Senior Center on March 17 at 12:30 p.m.

March 18
Color and Chill at Game Nite
Hoover Public Library
Take a break between games and take part in a special pop-up edition of the popular adult coloring page event on March 18 at 7 p.m.

March 19
Judy M. Merritt 5K Run
Veterans Park
Come and enjoy a great event while helping provide scholarships for Jefferson State Community College students in the annual Judy M. Merritt 5K Run and One-Mile Fun Walk at 8 a.m. The event will take place on March 19 at Jefferson State’s Shelby-Hoover Campus and at Veterans Park. All funds raised will go to the Judy M. Merritt Memorial Scholarship fund. The cost is $25 for the 5K (before March 6, $30 after or on race day) and $15 for the walk (before March 6, $20 after or on race day). For more information, go to Jeffersonstate.edu.

Paws in the Garden
Aldridge Gardens
Paws in the Garden will be held at Aldridge Gardens on March 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Color Me Rad
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
Color Me Rad will be held on March 19 at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

March 22
Horizons Luncheon
Hoover Senior Center
A Horizons Luncheon will be held on March 22 at 11 a.m. at the Hoover Senior Center.

Write Club Flash Fiction Night
Hoover Public Library
Come enjoy a night of poetry, fiction and other readings from the members of Write Club on March 22 at 7 p.m.

March 24
Storytime Live – Easter Parade
Hoover Public Library
Stories, songs, games and puppetry will be offered for ages 3 and up on March 24 at 10:30 a.m.

March 26
Storybook Brunch – Hop To It
Hoover Public Library
A once-a-month, action-packed Saturday storytime for all ages, served with a breakfast snack, will be held on March 26 at 10:30 a.m.

March 31
Planting for Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Hoover Public Library
This event will be presented by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System on March 31 at 6:30 p.m.