Check out our full list of happenings close to you this month.

Beginner Yoga Series

Mondays in July | 4:45-6 p.m.
Earthkeeper Yoga

Instructors at Earthkeeper Yoga are leading a new series in which participants- regardless of experience- can bond together while practicing new skills such as movement, breathing techniques and postures. While admission is $80 per person, attendees can save $20 when they register with a friend. Learn more at earthkeeperyoga.com.



Tanabata Festival

July 2-3
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is proud to partner with the Japan-America Society of Alabama and Maebashi-City to host Tanabata, which is a festival recognizing the significance of the alignment of celestial bodies that are usually apart thanks to the Milky Way. This two-day celebration is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Japanese Garden, where participants will be invited to hang their “wishes” on tanzaku, which is colorful paper, in the Bamboo Grove. The following day on Sunday, the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Birmingham Association will provide a cold matcha and tea demonstration. For more information, visit bbgardens.org/events.

Soil Structure Demonstration & Pudding Making Class

July 6 | 11 a.m.-Noon
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

This educational course is the perfect way to teach kids about soil structure and composting. Kids will get to make their own edible “compost” made up of pudding and gummy worms. This fun activity is $5 per participant. To register your child, visit bbgardens.org/events.

Mountain Brook Village Market Day

July 16-17
Mountain Brook Village and Lane Parke

Mountain Brook’s biggest sale of the year is back! Village Market Day will feature what’s known as a “sidewalk sale,” in which local merchants will be selling their leftover summer inventory to get ready for fall merchandise along the city’s streets. This anticipated event draws large crowds of people from all over Birmingham, making this event a bargain hunter’s dream. For more information or to see which of your favorite shops are participating, visit mtnbrookchamber.org/events.

O’Neal Library Summer Reading Finale Concert

July 26 | 6:30-7:45 p.m.
The lawn across from the O’Neal Library

Kids in grades kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to attend this premier finale to celebrate another end to a wonderful summer reading program. There will be pizza, prizes and games for children to play. Participants can even enjoy the musical delights of Roger Day! To learn more about this event, visit oneallibrary.org/events.