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

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

Sweet Repeats Consignment Sale

Feb. 19-20
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 to register and find more information.

Whale of a Sale Consignment Sale

Feb. 19-21

This kids’ consignment sale hosted by Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church is going virtual! Registration is now open at, and you can find more information there as well.

Columbiana Cowboy Day

Feb. 27
Downtown Columbiana

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

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

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


Village 2 Village Run

March 13

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

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.