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June Calendar of Events email your events to calendar@280living.com

280 Events 6/1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Movie Under the Stars. Chelsea Park baseball field. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Union: The Church at Chelsea Park will be hosting Friday night, family-friendly movies. More information: unionccp.org. 6/7, 14, 21, 28 – The First Annual Farmers Market. Near Urban Cookhouse in The Summit. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Presented by The Summit Shopping Center and Urban Cookhouse and will be held on Thursdays until July 26. More information: 967-0111. 6/9– 26th Annual Buster Britton Memorial Triathlon. Oak Mountain State Park. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and awards begin at 11 a.m. More information: register until 6/6; visit alapark.com/oakmountain. 6/11, 13, 15, 25, 29– Summit Fashion Camp. The Summit Shopping Center. Ages: 6-12. 6/11, 6/25 and 6/26, Ages 6-7; 6/13, Ages 8-9; 6/15 and 6/29, Ages 10-12. More information: stop by The Summit Guest Services Office to register or visit thesummitonline.com. 6/14-16– 33rd Annual National Sacred Harp Singing Convention. First Christian Church, 4954 Valleydale Road. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Three days of Southern hospitality, fellowship and shape note singing from the Sacred Harp Hymnal published in 1844. Event is open to the public, and visitors are welcome. More information: 879-1909. 6/16– Weather. Oak Mountain State Park. 10 a.m. Learn more about lightning, rain, snow and sleet. Admission: free after park admission. More information: alapark. com/oakmountain. 6/16– Third Annual Bark and Wine. Eagle Point Golf Club, 4500 Eagle Point Drive. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Hosted by the Shelby Humane Society. Tickets: $40 per person or $60 per couple. More information: for ticket purchases, visit barkandwine.eventbrite. com. 6/17- Father’s Day 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run. Oak Mountain State Park. 8 a.m. Stay

after this Sunday Father’s Day race and picnic on the beach. Race starts and ends in the parking lot outside the Magnolia/ Sycamore Pavillions at the park. Race benefits the Alabama Waldorf School. Admission: Runners over age 14, $25; under 14, $15; 1-Mile Fun Run Only (free to 5K runners), $5. More information: 5920541. 6/21- Lady Antebellum: Own the Night 2012 World Tour. 7 p.m. Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. Tickets: $45- $70. More information: for ticket purchase, visit livenation.com. 6/23 – Block Party & Health Festival. St. Vincent’s One Nineteen. 7191 Cahaba Valley Road, Hoover, AL 35242. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Free health screenings will also be given. More information: 408-6544. 6/30 – Reptiles. Oak Mountain State Park. 10 a.m. Are reptiles slimy? Are snakes bad? Find this out and much more when you discuss reptiles. Admission: free after park admission. More information: alapark.com/oakmountain.

Birmingham Bake & Cook Classes

More information: http://bakeandcookco. com/ and call 980-3661 to register. 6/5 – Quiche ‘n Crust, Susan Green with Melanie Thorn. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. We will continue to work on crust instruction while creating these open-face savory dishes. Cost: $40. 6/7 – Pizza! Susan Green with Melanie Thorn. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Cost: $40. 6/12 – The Art of Indian Curry Making, Mukta Joshi. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Cost: $40. 6/14 – Biscuits and Scones, Rebecca Treadwell, Hoffman Media. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Cost: $40. 6/19 – Steakhouse Classics for National Steakhouse Month, and Happy Father’s Day. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Cost: $45.

6/21 – Summer is Here! Cobblers, Crisps, Betties, Buckles and More! Susan Green with Melanie Thorn. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Cost: $40. 6/28 – Knife Skills I, Susan Green. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. . Cost: $35.

Special Events 6/2– 3rd Annual Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues Festival. DeBardeleben Park. 1623 2nd Avenue North, Bessemer. Admission: $10 at the gate and $8 for pre-sell tickets. More information: bobsykesblues.com or visit Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues Festival Facebook Page for updates. 6/2-6/3– Glorious Gardens. Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 6/2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 6/3, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: $25. More information: purchase tickets at www. bbgardens.org/gloriousgardens and at retailers throughout the metro Birmingham area. Contact Shelly McCarty at 414-3965 or smccarty@bbgardens.org. 6/5–Vulcan’s 107th Birthday Bash. Vulcan Park and Museum. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Admission: 5 and up, $3; 4 and under, free. Bring donations for tornado relief that will be given to the Red Cross for distribution. More information: visitvulcan.com. 6/9-6/10 – Repticon - A Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo. BJCC. 6/9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 6/10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets: teachers and school employees, free admittance with school ID or recent pay stub; adults, $10; children (5-12), $5; 4 and under, free. More information: 863-268-4273. 6/17– Summer Film Series: Gone with the Wind. Alabama Theatre, 1817 Third Avenue South. 2 p.m. Tickets: $8. More information: 251-0418. 6/20– The Birmingham Fern Society’s 36th Annual Fern Show & Sale. Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Free. More information: call

Ginny Lusk at 988-0299. 6/23– Gumbo Gala 2012. Sloss Furnaces. 1 a.m.-2 p.m. Benefits Episcopal Place, an affordable housing community for seniors and disabled adults who live on restricted incomes. More information: episcopalplace.org/gumbo-gala. 6/21 – Chefs for the Cure. Summit Club. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Hosted by North Central Alabama Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Tickets: $100 per ticket and $150 for two tickets. More information: to purchase tickets, visit komenNCalabama. org or call 263-1700 6/24– Summer Film Series: Singin’ in the Rain. Alabama Theatre, 1817 Third Avenue South. 2 p.m. Tickets: $8. More information: 251-0418.

Music and Arts 6/5-6/9, 6/12-6/16 – Three Billy Goats Gruff. Birmingham Children’s Theatre. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Admission: Adult, $10; Child, $8. More information: bct123.org. 6/6-6/9 – Miss Alabama 2012 Pageant. Samford University’s Wright Center Concert Hall. More information: missalabama.com, call 871-6276 or contact bamatickets4sale@yahoo.com. 6/7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17 - City Equity Theatre presents Superior Donuts. Virginia Samford Theatre, Martha Moore Sykes Studio. 6/7-9 and 14-16, 8 p.m.; 6/10 and 6/17, 3 p.m. Admission: Adult, $20; Seniors, $15; Students, $15. Groups of 10 or more, $10. More information: 251-1206. 6/14 – Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. BJCC Exhibition Hall. 7 p.m. Fred Hammond, Byron Cage and Canton Jones. Admission: Free. More information: bjcc. org. 6/21-24 – “Miss Nelson is Missing” by Jefferey Archer. CDF Studio Theatre, 1715 27th Court South, Homewood. June 21-23, 7:30 p.m.; June 24, 2:30 p.m. Based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall. More information: 870-0073.

Summer Fun Photo Contest

Capture the fun of summer with your camera, and send us your favorite shots of the backyard, lake,beach, mountain, neighborhood and wherever you and your family are. Our staff will choose the images that most colorfully capture a summer experience. Prizes will be awarded to contest winners. To enter, email your photos in a jpeg format to mailbox@280living.com. Please send high quality images and include a caption and photo credit. Only 4 entry photos are allowed per person.

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Deadline for entries is August 10, 2012. We will publish the winners in the September issue as well as post them on our Facebook page and our website.

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280 Living June 2012  

News, sports and entertainment for the 280 Corridor south of Birmingham, Alabama

280 Living June 2012  

News, sports and entertainment for the 280 Corridor south of Birmingham, Alabama