Check out our full list of happenings close to you this month.
BACK 2 SCHOOL RALLY
Helena Sports Complex
The Cornell Lewis Foundation is hosting this event to help provide students with much-needed school supplies. The event is open to anyone in the community who needs support. Those interested may email Cornelllewisfoundation@gmail.com. More information can be found on The Cornell Lewis Foundation Facebook page.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Helena High School
Meet with the city’s police officers and firefighters and see a car show at this free event. More information is available on the Helena Police Department Facebook page.
CALERA MOVIES IN THE PARK
Eagles Sports Complex, Calera
Come out to see “The Croods: A New Age” on the big screen outdoors.
CALERA FIRST FRIDAY
Each first Friday of the month Calera Main Street is showcasing local vendors, artisans, musicians, food trucks, and specials from Main Street merchants.
INTERSTELLAR LOW COUNTRY BOI
Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Co.
Come out for live music, axe throwing by Big Axe Hangout, and a fresh shrimp boil frp, Coastal Eats Food Truck so good you will jump for joy. Located at 260A Regency Park Dr., Alabaster.
BUSTER BRITTON MEMORIAL TRIATHLON
Oak Mountain State Park
The Buster Britton Memorial Triathlon is returning to Pelham for the 35th consecutive version with a 1,200-yard swim, 24-mile bike and a 5.5-mile run. At 7:30 a.m., the sprint race will kick off with a 400-yard swim, 12-mile bike and a 3-mile run. Registration for the three races ranges in price from $70-115 for individuals. There is special pricing for multiple registrations. Registration can be completed by visiting Team-magic.com.
Old Baker Farm
Time for farm-style summer fun with a sunflower maze, watermelon cutting, visits with animals, live music, fireworks, arts and crafts, food trucks and more. You can also get u-pick sunflowers while you are there. For more information and updates call 205-672-7209 or visit oldbakerfarm.com or the farm’s Facebook page.
ARTS COUNCIL FUNDRAISING LUNCHEON
Saturday, Aug. 21
Grande Hall of Old Mill Square
The annual fundraising luncheon benefiting the Shelby County Arts Council starts with an art sale at 10 a.m. and then lunch at 11 a.m. This luncheon is hosted by the three federated women’s clubs of Columbiana (Culture Club, Vignette Club, Novella Club). Entertainment this year is the “Hot Tamales” – Jan Hunter and Krista Tingle-Higginbotham. Lunch will be catered by the Fish Market. For more information about sponsorships or attending, visit shelbycountyartscouncil.com/table-purchase-form/.
17TH ANNUAL SAVE THE O’S 5K AND FUN RUN
Saturday, Aug. 21
Greystone Golf and Country Club
John Johnson and the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation will host the17th annual Save The O’s 5K, in honor of Lori Johnson. Since Lori’s passing in 2006, Save the O’s has been instrumental in funding NLOCF’s mission to raise funds for ovarian cancer research, increase awareness about the risks, symptoms and treatments of this disease, and provide assistance and support to women and their families.