Fall is finally here, and you won't want to miss out on all Shelby County has planned to keep us busy this month!

The Patch at Griffin Farms
Every weekend in October
Saturdays 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sundays 12-6:30 p.m.
Griffin Farms of Helena
Griffin Farms presents The Patch, Helena’s very own pumpkin patch. Admission is $10 and includes a hayride and pumpkin, tire mountain, rope climbs and tire swings, hay maze and obstacles, petting zoo access, land slides, corn barn and silo playhouses. Live music every weekend. Additional activities are pony rides, bouncy house, trampoline bungee jump, craft vendors and food trucks and choo-choo train rides. For more information, call (205) 541-8150.

Jazz in the Park
Oct. 1
4-9 p.m.
Alabaster Municipal Lawn
This free music event is sure to delight audiences young and old. Magic City Smooth Jazz is the non-profit organization that brings in the national jazz talent, the staging, the sound and the lights.

Helena Miracle League Golf Tournament
Oct. 9
8:30 a.m.
Timberline Golf Club, Calera
The Helena Miracle League is searching for players and sponsors to participate in its inaugural golf tournament. Proceeds will benefit the League’s future custom baseball field for children and adults with disabilities. For more information, visit

Owls in the Oaks
Oct. 20
6-8 p.m.
Oak Mountain State Park
Flock to the park and learn about its feathered fall favorites at Owls in the Oaks. First, visit the Alabama Wildlife Center to learn how to identify owl calls, potential owl habitats and review their neat characteristics. Next, meet the AWC’s resident owls. Then, you’ll head off into the woods on a guided hike to see if you can locate and identify these owls in their natural habitat. The event is free except park entry fee. For more information, go to

Varsity Football in Shelby County
Show your school spirit at local high school football games this season. October and November games are listed below:

Briarwood Christian Lions
Oct. 6: St. Clair County
Oct. 13: at Woodlawn
Oct. 20: Shelby County
Oct. 27: at Pleasant Grove
Nov. 3: Madison Academy

Calera Eagles
Oct. 6: OPEN
Oct. 13: at Jemison
Oct. 20: Sumter Central
Oct. 27: Marbury
Nov. 3: Sylacauga

Chelsea Hornets
Oct. 6: OPEN
Oct. 13: Opelika
Oct. 20: at Chilton County
Oct. 27: at Helena
Nov. 3: Cullman

Coosa Valley Rebels
Oct. 6: Kingwood
Oct. 13: at Evangel (Montgomery)
Oct. 20: Cornerstone
Oct. 27: Lowndes

Cornerstone Christian Chargers
Oct. 6: Evangel (Montgomery)
Oct. 13: Macon East
Oct. 20: at Coosa Valley
Oct. 27: North River

Evangel Christian Lightning
Oct. 6: at Lighthouse
Oct. 13: at Marengo
Oct. 20: Lyman Ward

Helena Huskies
Oct. 6: at Opelika
Oct. 13: at Wetumpka
Oct. 20: Benjamin Russell
Oct. 27: Chelsea
Nov. 3: at Pell City

Hope Christian Eagles
Oct. 6: Ezekiel Academy
Oct. 20: at Lighthouse Home School

Kingwood Christian Lions
Oct. 6: at Coosa Valley
Oct. 13: Lakeside
Oct. 20: at Macon East
Oct. 27: Pickens

Montevallo Bulldogs
Oct. 6: Green County
Oct. 13: at Oakman
Oct. 20: Gordo
Oct. 27: Carbon Hill
Nov. 2: at Fultondale

Oak Mountain Eagles
Oct. 6: at Hoover
Oct. 13: Tuscaloosa County
Oct. 20: at Mountain Brook
Oct. 27: at Spain Park
Nov. 3: Hazel Green

Pelham Panthers
Oct. 6: Wetumpka
Oct. 13: Chilton County
Oct. 20: OPEN
Oct. 27: at Opelika
Nov. 3: at John Carroll

Shelby County Wildcats
Oct. 6: Fairfield
Oct. 13: Pleasant Grove
Oct. 20: at Briarwood
Oct. 27: at Woodlawn
Nov. 3: Jemison

Spain Park Jaguars
Oct. 6: at Huffman
Oct. 13: Thompson
Oct. 20: at Tuscaloosa County
Oct. 27: Oak Mountain
Nov. 2: Minor

Thompson Warriors
Oct. 6: at Vestavia Hills
Oct. 13: at Spain Park
Oct. 20: Huffman
Oct. 27: at Hoover
Nov. 2: at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

Vincent Yellow Jackets
Oct. 6: at Woodland
Oct. 13: at Horseshoe Bend
Oct. 20: Reeltown
Oct. 27: Ranburne
Nov. 3: at Victory Christian

What to do in Shelby County:

Oct. 1
Jazz in the Park
Alabaster Municipal Lawn
4-9 p.m.

Oct. 2+9+23+30
Mt Laurel Legacy Writing Class
Mt Laurel Library
5:30-7 p.m.

Oct. 3+10+17+24+31
Hedgie Hello
North Shelby Library
4:30-5 p.m.

Oct. 3+10+17+24
NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course
Shelby County Shooting Sports Association
6-8 p.m.

Oct. 4+11+18+25
Hedgie Hello
North Shelby Library
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Oct. 4+11+18+25
Family Storytime with Mr. Mac
North Shelby Library
10:45-11:30 a.m.

Oct. 5
Baby Tales
North Shelby Library
10-10:30 a.m.

Mt Laurel Book Club
Mt Laurel Library
7-9 p.m.

Oct. 6+13+20
Open Gaming
North Shelby Library
3:30-5:45 p.m.

Oct. 7
Mt Laurel Farmers Market and Craft Fair
Mt Laurel Town Center
8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Oct. 7
Lego Club
North Shelby Library
10-11:30 a.m.

Oct. 7+14
Asbury UMC Fall Soccer League Games
Asbury United Methodist Church

Oct. 9
Helena Miracle League Golf Tournament
Timberline Golf Club
8:30 a.m.

Oct. 10
Picture Book Club
North Shelby Library
10-10:45 a.m.

Oct. 13
Pumpkin Painting Workshop
North Shelby Library
4-5 p.m.

Oct. 14
A Minor Film School Meet-Ups
Chelsea Community Center
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Oct. 17
Mt Laurel Picture Book Club
Mt Laurel Library
4-5 p.m.

Oct. 18
Homeschool Hangout
North Shelby Library
1-2 p.m.

Oct. 19
NSL Book Club
North Shelby Library
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Oct. 19
‘Tween Halloween Party
North Shelby Library
6-7 p.m.

Oct. 23
Garden Gates
North Shelby Library
4-5 p.m.

Oct. 24
Sensory Storytime
North Shelby Library
10-10:30 a.m.

Oct. 28
King’s Home Shelby Auxiliary Pumpkin Bash
237 Cahaba Oaks Trail, Indian Springs
6-9 p.m.

Oct. 28
Teen Volunteer Day
North Shelby Library
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 31
Trick or Treat at the Libraries
North Shelby Library
Mt Laurel Library
All day

Around Town:

Oct. 1
Peppa Pig Live!
The Alabama Theatre
5 p.m.

Oct. 1+15+29
Vulcan AfterTunes
Vulcan Park and Museum
1-6 p.m.

Oct. 1
Cahaba River Fry-Down
Benefits Cahaba River Society
Railroad Park
12-4 p.m.

Oct. 4
The Head and The Heart
The Alabama Theatre
8 p.m.

Oct. 6-8
Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival
Barber Motorsports Festival

Oct. 6-8
Antiques at the Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 7
Bluff Park Art Show
Bluff Park Community Center
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oct. 7
Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama Race for the Cure
Regions Field
9 a.m.

Oct. 7
13th Annual Barber Vintage Festival
Barber Motorsports Park
8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Oct. 12
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Engel Plaza, UAB
6 p.m.

Oct. 15
Shopkins Live!
The Alabama Theatre
1 p.m.

Oct. 18-29
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Benefitting Junior League of Birmingham Community Projects

Oct. 19
The Triplets of Belleville
7 p.m.

Oct. 21-22
Fall Plant Sale
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday noon – 4 p.m.

Oct. 28
Howls & Growls
Hosted by Greater Birmingham Humane Society Young Professionals Board
Old Car Heaven