Photo courtesy of Flavor Run.

Color runs, in which 5K participants are splattered with harmless colored powders and paints by race volunteers, are becoming commonplace in Birmingham and around the country. more

Oct 4, 2016 4:48 PM People


Photo courtesy of the Hoover Senior Center.

The Hoover Senior Center will host its largest ever showcase of craft items made by its members at the Crafty Creations Bazaar on Friday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. more

Oct 4, 2016 4:46 PM Businesses

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Photo by Barry Stephenson.

The power, pageantry and musicianship of that uniquely American institution of the marching band will be celebrated once again at the Hoover Invitational Marching Festival, to be held at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 15. more

Oct 4, 2016 4:41 PM People


Photo courtesy of Forget Me Not Photography.

The Shelby Humane Society in Columbiana takes in more than 5,000 unwanted pets each year — many of them lost, neglected or abused — but it takes a lot of money to care for these animals. more

Sep 29, 2016 7:38 PM People

The annual FARE Walk for Food Allergy will be at Veterans Park on Oct. 23 with check-in and other activities beginning at 1:30 p.m. more

Sep 29, 2016 7:36 PM Businesses

Hope Floats

Photo courtesy of Wrapsody

The fundraiser takes place at the Wrapsody retail stores in Hoover and Auburn from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1. more

Sep 28, 2016 4:30 PM News

Grace on the Bluff

Photo courtesy of Bluff Park Baptist Church

The church gives away yard sale items to demonstrate the free nature of God's grace. more

Sep 27, 2016 5:50 PM News

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Staff photo.

The Hoover Police Department will host its annual National Night Out, bringing together community members, local law enforcement and public safety agencies to promote a safer community. more

Jul 28, 2016 3:20 PM People


Photo courtesy of Sozo Children.

The Greek word “sozo” means to save, nurture or rescue, both physically and spiritually, and that’s what Sozo Children, a Birmingham faith-based nonprofit, is working to do for orphaned children in Uganda. more

Jul 27, 2016 8:38 PM People


Photo courtesy of Lifeline Children’s Services of Hoover.

Lifeline Children’s Services of Hoover will raise money to support “(un)adopted,” its international orphan-care ministry, when it hosts the fifth annual “R(un) For One 5K” and the one-mile “Kids Fun R(un)” at Veterans Park Aug. 20. more

Jul 27, 2016 8:37 PM People


Photo courtesy of Peggy Seibert.

Three Hots and a Cot will get some financial assistance of its own at Bama’s Boots, Bands & Bikes II Weekend on July 22-23. more

Jun 24, 2016 5:40 PM Celebrations


Staff photo.

A farmers market is back at Ross Bridge this summer for its second year offering products such as fresh produce and baked goods, as well as a wide range of activities and entertainment. more

Jun 24, 2016 5:21 PM Businesses

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Photos courtesy of Valleydale Farmers Market.

There are few summertime activities more fun and relaxing than browsing at a farmers market. The Hoover area has its share of markets open this summer. more

May 31, 2016 5:28 PM People


Photo courtesy of the Alabama chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The Alabama chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host its annual fundraiser, the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis, at Veterans Park on May 14. more

Apr 29, 2016 6:25 PM People


Photo courtesy Aldridge Gardens.

Aldridge Gardens in Hoover will host its annual spring plant sale on Friday, May 6, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m.-noon. more

Apr 29, 2016 6:24 PM People


Photo courtesy of BMX Trickstars.

The Hoover Library will host its first Friends of the Hoover Library Book It! 5K race at Veterans Park on Saturday, May 21. more

Apr 29, 2016 4:21 PM People


Photo courtesy of the Lupus Foundation.

In addition to nice spring weather, the month of April will bring numerous walks and runs to our area. more

Mar 24, 2016 6:04 PM People


Photo courtesy of Aldridge Gardens.

Aldridge Botanical Gardens in Hoover will host “Paws in the Garden,” its annual dog-centric fundraiser that offers fun for dogs and families alike, on Sat., Mar 19. more

Feb 22, 2016 10:42 PM People


Photo courtesy of Tracy Vinzant.

The City of Hoover Senior Center will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day event – the “St. Patty’s Day Shindig” – Thurs., March 17. more

Feb 22, 2016 10:40 PM People


Photo courtesy of Leslie DeLoach.

The Riverchase Day School at Riverchase United Methodist Church will host its TNT (Tried ‘N True) consignment sale and fundraiser for the spring on March 4-5. more

Feb 22, 2016 10:39 PM People


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