Sept. 23
Head Over Teal 5K
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Preserve in Hoover
The Laura Crandall Brown Foundation is hosting its 8th Annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K and Fall Festival on Sept. 23. This family- and pet-friendly race takes participants on a 5K and 10K course. Don’t run off after the race: A fall festival awaits! Games, children’s inflatables, face painting, crafts and more will keep little ones happy. Online registration is available by visiting

Sept. 10
Marc Phillips and Groove Daddy
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m.
Shelby County Arts Council’s Black Box Theatre
Be ready to get groovy with live music from Marc Phillips and Groove Daddy. Tickets are $15. SCAC members receive reserved seating. All other seats are general admission.

Sept. 12
Harvest of Hope Luncheon
11:30 a.m.
The Club in Birmingham
Shelby County Commissioner Mike Vest will speak at the 11th annual Harvest of Hope Luncheon to benefit Pelham-based Oak Mountain Missions Ministries. A silent auction will start at 10 a.m., and the luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. To sponsor a table, or for reservations to Harvest of Hope, contact 685-5757 or

Sept. 21
Helena Police Explorers Golf Tournament
8 a.m.
Bent Brook Golf Club
The 9th annual Douglas W. Jones Memorial Golf Tournament is “fore” a good cause. The cost of the tournament is $100 per player and will include a round of golf, range balls, a gift bag, lunch following the conclusion of the round and automatic entry for door prizes. For more information, call 663-6499.

Local farmers markets
You can support our farmers and enjoy the freshest produce available at area markets. Check out the selections at these locations before they close for the season:

  • Burnette Farms Market: Open year-round Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 1-6 p.m. at Alabama 261 just past Church of the Highlands but before Dollar General. Fresh fruits and vegetables, specialty dog treats, handmade soaps, plants, boiled peanuts and more.
  • Mt Laurel Farmers Market and Craft Fair: Open Saturdays through Oct. 7, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Mt Laurel Town Center. Fruits and vegetables, homemade salsas, jellies, breads, bakery items and artisan-made crafts.
  • Valleydale Farmers Market: Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 4601 Valleydale Road. Run and operated by Community Markets, Inc., a non-profit company dedicated to bringing fresh, local produce to communities around Alabama and the Southeast.
  • Chelsea Farmer’s Market: Open every Thursday, 3-6 p.m., in front of Chelsea City Hall.

Sept. 28
Tee It Up Golf Tournament
8 a.m. shotgun start
Timberline Golf Club in Calera
The Greater Shelby County and South Shelby Chambers of Commerce are putting the ‘par’ in “partners” to present the 28th annual Tee It Up “Fore” Education Scramble this month. For more details, call the Greater Shelby Chamber at 663-4542.




Sept. 5
Lego League
Albert L. Scott Library in Alabaster
4-4:45 p.m.

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

Sept. 9
Crafty Saturday at Mt Laurel
Mt Laurel Library
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sept. 11
Mt Laurel Legacy Writing Class
Mt Laurel Library
5:30-7 p.m.

Sept. 11
Homeschool Happening “Writing About Science”
Albert L. Scott Library in Alabaster
10-11 a.m.

Sept. 12
Pete the Cat Book Club
Albert L. Scott Library in Alabaster
6 p.m.

Sept. 12-13
Shelby County Student Career Awareness Fair
Shelby County Exhibition Center
8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sept. 14
Coffee with Westover Mayor Larry Riggins
ServPro Training Center in Westover
8:30-9:30 a.m.

Sept. 15
Mt Laurel Treasure Salvage
Mt Laurel Library
5:30-6:30 p.m.

American Girls Club
Albert L. Scott Library in Alabaster
4 p.m.

Sept. 16
Spain Park High School Cross Country Invitational
Veterans Park
8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sept. 17
The Grande Junction featuring Choko Aiken and Ari Friedlander
Shelby County Arts Council
6 p.m.

Sept. 18
Garden Gates
North Shelby Library
4-5 p.m.

Sept. 19
Magic Tree House Passport to Adventure
Albert L. Scott Library in Alabaster
6 p.m.

Sept. 20
Mt Laurel Tween Engineering Challenge
Mt Laurel Library
4-5 p.m.

Sept. 22
Preschool Kitchen Science
North Shelby Library
10:30-11 a.m.

Sept. 24
Gospel with Danny Brooks and 2Blu
Shelby County Arts Council
6 p.m.

Sept. 26
Summer Reading End Party with Mr. Mac
North Shelby Library
10:45-11:15 a.m.

Sept. 27
Alabaster City Schools Annual Homecoming Parade
Thompson Middle School
5:30 p.m.

Sept. 27
Teen Tech: Oculus Rift
North Shelby Library
3:30-5:45 p.m.



Sept. 7
Lady Antebellum, Kelsey Ballerini, & Brett Young
Oak Mountain Amphitheater
7:30 p.m.

Sept. 14-16
St. George Middle Eastern Food Festival
St. George Greek-Catholic Milkite Church

Sept. 15
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Alabama Theatre
8 p.m.

Sept. 16
Monkey C Monkey Run
Benefits Camp Smile-A-Mile
Smile-A-Mile Place, Downtown Birmingham

Sept. 21-23
Greek Food Festival
Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Sept. 21-Oct. 1
A Chorus Line
Virginia Samford Theatre

Sept. 22
Ballet Hispánico
Alys Stephens Center
8 p.m.

Sept. 24
Breakin’ Bread
Sloss Furnaces

Sept. 26
Young and the Giant
BJCC Concert Hall
7 p.m.

Sept. 27
Flicks Among the Flowers
Father of the Bride
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Gates 6 p.m., Movie 8 p.m.

Sept. 30
Irondale Whistle Stop Festival
Historic Downtown Irondale

Sept. 30
Linn Park