Pandemic winter is certainly a strange time, but here are some happenings you can attend or engage with online to brighten your days.
Birmingham Bulls Hockey Games
Feb. 5, 11, 19 & 25
Pelham Civic Center
The Bulls are playing on, and fans are welcome to the games with masks and social distancing. Read more about their COVID-19 safety procedures at bullshockey.net/covid.
The Great Backyard Bird Count 2021
Feb. 14 | 1 p.m.
Oak Mountain State Park Interpretive Center
Be a citizen scientist and join in on this bird count! The event will start with a quick introduction and overview of bird count details, and then you will then count as many birds as you can around the center for an hour. Data will be used by scientists to better understand and help our avian friends. Current COVID-19 guidelines apply; please social distance from guests and staff. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sweet Repeats Consignment Sale
Mountain Brook Community Church
Mountain Brook Community Church’s kids’ consignment sale will go this season with mask masks, social distancing and sanitation. The proceeds from the sale support the church’s short-term mission trips to places such as San Diego, Peru, Hungary, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Visit mbcc.us/sweetrepeats/ to register and find more information.
Whale of a Sale Consignment Sale
This kids’ consignment sale hosted by Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church is going virtual! Registration is now open at thewhaleofasale.com, and you can find more information there as well.
Columbiana Cowboy Day
Tim to celebrate all things cowboy! This annual celebration features live music, line dancing, a chili cook off, a corn hole tournament, a wild west shoot out and lasso demonstration at high noon, and a wild west parade with horses and buggies (no motorized vehicles). The event has been an annual tradition since 2008. Find more information at facebook.com/columbianacowboyday/.
Live From My Living Room
Thursdays | 7 p.m.
Connect with your favorite musicians while remaining socially distant through the Hoover Public Library on YouTube or Facebook. Just one example: On Feb. 11, Sean Gaskell will play the kora, a 21-string harp-like instrument that he studied in Gambia. Find more information at hooverlibrary.org.
Annual Adult Juried Art Exhibit
Shelby County Arts Council Ebsco Fine Art Gallery
This annual exhibit by artists statewide is on display through March 4. The exhibit free and open to the public Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Find more information at shelbycountyartscouncil.com.
SAVE THE DATE
Village 2 Village Run
You can run through your favorite villages and neighborhoods with the virtual version of this annual 10K. With your entry fee (a donation to the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce) all participants will receive a long sleeve cotton tee and a finisher’s medal. This year the event is sponsored by GreenWise Market. Not feeling the 10K? You can also choose the 7.5K option (4.6 miles). Register at runsignup.com.
Editor’s Note: The American Red Cross Blood Drive previously scheduled for Feb. 11 at the Hoover Met has been cancelled. Please check all event websites for updates due to COVID-19 before attending.