Two new farmers markets, an outdoor movie, a festival of brews and barbecue, and more—find all the details on the events you’ll want on your calendar this month.
1. Mountain Brook Presbyterian Farmers Market
Saturdays | 8 a.m.-noon
Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church
Come out to shop for fruits, veggies, honey and more weekly. The market kicks off June 2 and runs through Aug. 25.
2. Animal Tales: Born to be Wild
Tuesday, June 5 | 10:30 a.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library
Kids can come out for a wild good time at this children’s event. Come back Tuesday, June 12 at the same time for Miss Kit’s Bubble School and Tuesday mornings after that for more fun. Find more details on children’s library events here.
3. Flicks Among the Flowers: Hitch
Wednesday, June 6
6 p.m. gates, 8 p.m. movie
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Formal Gardens
Bring your picnic blanket, and a picnic too if you like, and watch Will Smith’s Hitch character teach men how to woo women. Admission is free, but at $5 donation is suggested. Also save the date July 18 to come see Jaws.
4. Shades Valley Presbyterian Farmers Market
Wednesdays | 3-6 p.m.
Shades Valley Presbyterian Church
Get your fruits and veggies just a few steps outside Mountain Brook Village at this new summer market. It starts June 6 and runs until mid-August, except for July 4.
5. Freedom from Addiction Coalition Breakfast
Tuesday, June 12 | 8-9 a.m.
Canterbury United Methodist Church
Join the Over the Mountain mayors to hear from Richard Simmons and Jay Lloyd at what are now quarterly events to address issues of drug addiction. Following the program, representatives from local recovery providers will be available to speak privately with anyone in need of additional information or direction. Breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 a.m.
6. Salant Collection Exhibit
Tuesday, June 12 | 6-10 p.m.
Chabad of Alabama, 3040 Overton Road
Nate Salant will be displaying his private collection of more than 90 pieces of antiquities from in and around Jerusalem, Israel. Admission to the Salant Exhibition is free, but donations will be accepted to help fund a new air conditioning unit for the Chabad.
7. Adult Summer Reading: Yoga & Poetry
Friday, June 15 | 10-11:30 a.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library
Summer reading isn’t just for kids. Come out for this event full of, well, yoga and poetry. Plus check out all kinds of other events happening at the library this month here.
8. Zoo, Brews & Full-Moon Bar-B-Que
Saturday, June 16 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Choose from drinks from more than a dozen breweries around Alabama and the Southeast, plus other libations and of course barbecue. You’ll also find live music by Union Road Band, animal greetings and walkabouts, train and carousel rides, special kids activities and more. A limited number of VIP Tickets are available for early event admission, premium parking and drinks. Purchase tickets here.
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