1. Ashtanga Yoga
Mondays throughout April | 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Japanese Garden
Led by yoga instructor Jason Kirby, this traditional yoga practice is done through a set of poses with a focus on breathing techniques and symbolic movement. This weekly event is open to both members of the Gardens and nonmembers. Members’ fees are $12 per person, and nonmembers’ fees are $15 per person. Those interested can visit bbgardens.org/events and click on “Ashtanga Yoga” any week they wish to attend to register for that specific class.
2. Easter Egg Roll
Saturday, April 8 | 10-11 a.m.
The O’Neal Library Lawn
The Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Easter egg roll on the grassy field across from the O’Neal Library! This family-friendly event will feature thousands of eggs, ready for grabbing, and parents can get family photos with their kids and the Easter bunny, too. For more information, visit here.
3. Samford String Quartet Spring Concert
Friday, April 14 | 11 a.m.-noon
The O’Neal Library
Victor Hugo once said, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” Join the Samford String Quartet for their live concert, which is free and open to the public. The quartet welcomes music lovers of all ages. An integral part of Samford University’s School of the Arts, the Samford String Quartet was formed in 2011 as a part of Samford’s Division of Music. The quartet has performed in renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall and some of the finest stages in England, France, the Dominican Republic, the United States and more. Don’t miss this exciting recital! Register here.
4. Earth Day at the Gardens
Saturday, April 22 | 9 a.m.-noon
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Blount Plaza
Join the Friends of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for an Earth Day celebration! This family-friendly event will feature educational lectures, open discussions, informational displays and other outdoor activities promoting healthy and sustainable living. This event is free and open to the public.
5. DIY Yums: Bubble Tea
Wednesday, April 26 | 4-5 p.m.
The O’Neal Library
Grab your friends and head over to the O’Neal Library to learn how to make bubble tea! “Boba Tea,” as some call it, is a type of milk tea that contains tapioca pearls and syrup. It originated in the 1980s out of Taiwan. DIY Yums is a free, monthly cooking series for teens and young adults, and everyone in this age range is welcome to attend. The library will supply ingredients. You bring the cups! Those interested can register here.
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