Check out our full list of happenings close to you this month.
1. Gifts of Art
Thursday, Dec. 2 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Shop the wares of 13 local artists with everything from textiles to jewelry to glass-work to woodworking for everyone on your list. You can also buy Aldridge Gardens’ ornaments in partnership with the Hoover Kiwanis Club that can have multiple uses throughout the year. Come join the fun and have a cup of cider!
2. Bluff Park 8K
Saturday, Dec. 4
Bluff Park United Methodist Church
Take a slow rolling tour through the heart of Bluff Park including historic Park Avenue in this new 8K. With only 250 feet of climbing over the whole course, you might even forget you are running on a mountain. All registrants receive participant T-shirt and post-race pancake and bacon breakfast. Stick around for the Bluff Park Christmas Parade at 10 a.m. that day too. Register at runsignup.com.
3. Greenery Sale
Saturday, Dec. 4 | 9 a.m.-Noon
It’s time to decorate your mantles, mailboxes, and entryways with fresh greenery for the holidays! Find, garlands and wreaths, along with bows, mailbox cover frames, and wreath frames at this annual sale.
4. Take 6 In Concert
Saturday, Dec. 4 | 7:30 p.m.
Hoover Public Library Theatre
This American a cappella gospel sextet has 10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, 2 NAACP Image Awards, a Soul Train Award and 3 Gold albums to their name. The group has pushed the boundaries of creativity across most musical genres, from straight-ahead jazz to pop to adult R&B to doo wop to blues with every new release and with their ever-evolving live performances. Get tickets here.
5. Ho Ho Hoover-Randle
Sunday, Dec. 5 | 2-5 p.m.
Hoover Randle Home & Gardens
2255 Tyler Road
Celebrate the season with performances tours and refreshments all benefiting Hoover Helps. Additional parking is available at Shades Mountain Community Church with regular shuttles to the event. Tickets are $15. Get yours here.
6. Live on the Plaza: Valley Maker
Monday, Dec. 6 | 7 p.m.
Hoover Public Library Plaza
Come hear Valley Maker in this free concert. No tickets are required.
7. Storytime with Santa
Thursday, Dec. 9 | 6:30 p.m.
East 59 Cafe
701 Doug Baker Boulevard, Suite 103
Come meet Saint Nick and hear a story at the Hoover Public Library’s new outpost in the Village at Lee Branch. Registration is required for kids and adults. Register here.
8. Meadow Brook Runs
Saturday, Dec. 18
Valley Bank, Meadow Brook Branch
Get in a run to go with the holiday season around the Meadow Brook area—on what organizers argue is “Birmingham’s most beautiful course.” Walkers and pets on leash are welcome too. The run starts at 1100 Corporate Parkway. Find more info at meadowbrookruns.org.