Color + Sound Gallery Exhibit

Through Thursday, Sept. 22 | All Day

Shelby County Arts Council

If art lovers haven’t already, they should visit the Shelby County Arts Council’s Color + Sound gallery exhibit, which is inspired by musician Dave Crenshaw’s album of the same name. Visual artists Lindsay Dyess, Bethany Moody, Katlyn Coley and John Pocopanni were tasked with creating 3D, tactile artwork that emphasizes how they, themselves, view the movement and fluidity of color. While the many of the general public can view art visually, not everyone can. This gallery exhibit is to show how visually-impaired people experience the beauty of art. For more information, visit Color + Sound.


Tinglewood Festival ft. 20th Annual Cars by the Creek Show

Saturday, Sept. 10 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Orr Park

This free, one-day event features local artists that will compete in a wood carving exhibition, a whittling contest and a wooden boat race. There will also be a classic car show, which will showcase a huge lineup of vintage smoke show automobiles. Attendees in addition can look forward to local food trucks and live music. With family-friendly activities all day long, the Tinglewood Festival is one families won’t want to miss! For more information, visit


When the Blast Occurred: Remembering the 16th Baptist Church Bombing

Tuesday, Sept. 13 | 6-7:45 p.m.

Pelham Public Library

The Pelham Public Library honors the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, who tragically lost their lives in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15, 1963. This pivotal event shaped the Civil Rights Movement, which Presenter Jim Baggett, who is the Head of the Department of Archives and Manuscripts at the Birmingham Public Library and the Archivist for the City of Birmingham, will talk about. Reservations for this event closes on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. To register, visit Honoring the 16th Street Baptist Church Members.


Hold the Fort 5k/10K

Saturday, Sept. 17 | 8-11 a.m.

Oak Mountain State Park

Benefitting the Blanket Fort Hope’s restorative therapeutic housing center and military operations, the Hold the Fort 5k/10k races are being held simultaneously this year. Event organizers have a goal of raising $1.2 million throughout the year with these races funding a significant portion of the projects. For more information on these goals or to register for the races, visit


The Shelby County Chamber Luncheon and “2022 Annual Safety Awards Presentation”

Wednesday, Sept. 28 |11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pelham Civic Complex

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will honor police, fire and sheriff personnel with awards in this annual ceremony. The chamber is proud to recognize such individuals who sacrifice their time and efforts towards bettering our community. Reservations to attend this luncheon are required by noon on Monday, Sept. 26. Reservations are $20 for chamber investors and $30 for “future” investors. Register online at 2022 Annual Safety Awards Presentation.