Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Pelham High School Siblings in Macy's Parade

From the Shelby County Reporter:

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been a family tradition for the Burnside family for many years.

The family watches the parade on television each year, but this year they will have a much closer view this Thanksgiving as daughter Kaitlyn, a Pelham High School senior, has been chosen as the first-ever student drum major, while brother Andrew, a PHS freshman, will also march in the parade.

“I’m ecstatic,” said father Jeff, who is the PHS band director and will serve as a parent chaperone alongside wife Katy, who is also a teacher at PHS.

Read the entire article here.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009


Eat your way to better Shelby County schools

Yep, it's the "Taste of Shelby County" event raising money for schools by feeding you delicious foods. Actually, it sounds really good. Mmmmm.

Read more here: Get a taste of county, support schools

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Thursday, August 13, 2009


Vestavia residents can take their dogs out to dinner

A local pet boutique in Vestavia is supported Two By Two Animal Rescue with a charity spaghetti dinner for dogs and their owners on August 22.

Check it out here!

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Alabama events found in Bham News

Thought this might be of interest to some of you.

SMALL GARDENS 1/24 10 a.m.-NOON. $20. Emmet O'Neal Library, 50 Oak St., Mountain Brook. Learn design techniques to bring out the best in your small garden. For more information, contact June Mays at 541-3740 or junemays@bellsouth.net. You can also guarantee a seat at this lecture by mailing a check for a ticket to June Mays, 3514 Country Club Road, AL 35213.

THE DECORATIVE VEGETABLE GARDEN 1/31 10 a.m.-NOON. $20. Emmet O'Neal Library, 50 Oak St., Mountain Brook. Learn how to grow your own vegetables in an attractive way. For more information, contact June Mays at 541-3740 or junemays@bellsouth.net. You can also guarantee a seat at this lecture by mailing a check for a ticket to June Mays, 3514 Country Club Road, AL 35213. 879-0459.

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Monday, January 5, 2009


Vestavia Hills High School Math Team Tournament

The Vestavia Hills High School Math Team Tournament has taken place for around 30 years and is one of the largest regional math competitions in the United States. Divisions for participation are PreAlgebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Comprehensive (for students beyond Algebra II). Founded by now retired math team coach Kay Tipton, the tournament is now run by Todd Taylor and Wes Gordon. Over 1000 students currently attend this event annually. Organizers are planning the next competition for December, 2009.

The website for the tournament is here.

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Friday, December 12, 2008


Christmas book features Alabama authors

On Friday, December 12th, eight Alabama authors will read their submissions to Christmas is a Season! 2008. This is a collection of stories about Christmas, most of which are from Alabama authors. I believe it's also printed in Alabama.

The Dec. 12th reading (and signing) will be at Jonathan Benton Booksellers in Mountain Brook Village. There's also another session scheduled from noon-1 p.m. at Little Professor bookstore in Homewood.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008


Barbara Robinson's: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

This Sunday, December 14t at 2:30 pm, there will be a production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Barbara Robinson at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. It's said to be a "humorous and heartwarming production that shows how the true meaning of Christmas can come through the unlikeliest of sources." The production is directed by Martha Summey.

The doors will open at 2:00 pm for open seating, with the performance beginning at 2:30.

This is a FREE event, offered "as a gift to the community," but donations will be accepted at the door to provide Christmas dinners for clients of the Oak Mountain Missions Ministries.

For info, call 205-822-9631. The Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church Sanctuary is located at 2061 Kentucky Avenue in Vestavia Hills.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Hoover wins bid to host 2010 USA Track and Field Junior Olympic National Cross Country Championships

Service Care sends our congratulations to Hoover for bringing this event to Alabama.

The meet will be held at Veterans Park, which is near Spain Park High School, on December 11, 2010. There will be a few thousand athletes competing in this event, along with supporters and coaches.

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Monday, December 8, 2008


Alabama School of Fine Arts - Concerto Delle Donna

Enjoy this free Holiday music program from the Alabama School of Fine Arts, this Saturday (December 13th, at 11:00 AM).

It's at the Whole Foods Market at 3100 Cahaba Village Plaza, Mountain Brook 35243. Kids are welcome, and it's handicap accessible.

Call (205) 252-9241 or go to http://www.asfa.k12.al.us for more info.

Did I mention it's free? C'mon, what else are you doing? Support these talented students, and enjoy yourself.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008


Christmas 2008 open house at the Alabama Theatre, Hill Arts Center and Lyric Theatre

On December 7, 2008 (Sunday) enjoy a free tour of the historic Alabama Theatre, the new Hill Arts Center Ballroom, and the 1914 Lyric Theatre with Christmas music and holiday decor.

It's promoted as "kid friendly" and handicap accessible, and it'll probably be a fun activity for a Sunday afternoon from 2pm - 4pm.

Call 205-252-2262 for info or go to the Alabama Theatre website.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008


Alabama events around town - Nov 17 - 24, 2008

Things to do around Jefferson county and nearby areas in the next week:

All Week Long - Nov 17-21
Nov. 18, 2008 - (Tuesday)
Nov. 20, 2008 - (Thursday)
Nov. 21, 2008 - (Friday)
Nov. 22, 2008 (Saturday)Nov. 23, 2008 (Sunday)
That's a fair amount of stuff to do this week. Frankly, I didn't know there was that much to do in town, just goes to show what I know.

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