Here’s our list of fun things to do around Mountain Brook while it’s still frigid outside, plus some dates to save.

1. Mountain Brook High School Varsity Basketball Games

Come out and cheer on the Spartans. Girls play at 6 p.m. and boys at 7:30 p.m. for regular season games.

  • Jan. 2: Vs. Hoover
  • Jan. 3: Vs. Hueytown
  • Jan. 7: At Spain Park
  • Jan. 10: Vs. Vestavia Hills
  • Jan. 14: At Hewitt-Trussville
  • Jan. 17: Vs. Spain Park
  • Jan. 21: At Vestavia Hills
  • Jan. 24: Vs. Hewitt-Trussville
  • Jan. 25: Hot Bed Classic, Mississippi
  • Jan. 28: Vs. Gardendale
  • Jan. 31: Vs. Ramsay

2. Family Night: Didgeridoo Down Under

Jan. 14 | 5:30 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Take a trip to Australia with this high-energy program that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation—all around the didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk that has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years and is known for its otherworldly sound.

3. Zelda’s Ball: A ‘20s Theme Party to Kick Off 2020

Jan. 24 | 7-9 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Celebrate Alabama’s favorite wild child and the start of 2020 with a ’20s theme party. Find your way through the door hidden behind a bookcase into a roaring speakeasy….shhhhhhhhhhhhhh. For ages 21 and up. Register online.

4. Gatsby Ball: History, Luxury, and Dancing inspired by the Age of Gatsby

Jan. 25 | 6-10 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to a fabulous night of history, luxury, and dancing inspired by the Age of Gatsby to kick off 2020.

5. Chamber Annual Luncheon

Jan. 30 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Grand Bohemian Hotel Ballroom

Mike Mouron, founder of Capston Companies (pictured above), will receive this year’s Jemison Visionary Award at the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon. Other recent winners have included Bill Bowrown, Neal Berte, Hatton Smith, Miller Gorrie, Wilmer Poynor, Katherine McTyeire and Rele Evans. The Emmet O’Neal Library’s Tynes Award will go to Tom Carruthers, and the City of Mountain Brook will also present its annual Employee of the Year Award. Register to attend at

Save the Date

Friends of the Emmet O’Neal Library Book Sale

Feb. 21-23
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Find some new reads for 2020 at this annual sale to benefit our favorite library. Friends of the Emmet O’Neal Library accepts book donations throughout the year to sell at this event, and you can drop them off at the back door of the library. There’s also a preview party Thursday, Feb. 20 6-8 p.m. for Preview Party for anyone who donates $25 or more. 

2. Village 2 Village Run

March 14 

You can run through your favorite villages and neighborhoods with around 1,000 of your neighbors and friends, so start training now. Plus, there will be chocolate-dipped strawberries, mimosas and more on the other side of the finish line at the after party in Lake Parke. Not feeling the 10K? You can also choose the 7.5K option (4.6 miles). Register at

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email to submit yours.