Check out our full list of happenings close to you this month.

1. Blood Drive

Monday, Oct. 4 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Vestavia Hills Civic Center

The American Red Cross is experiencing a critical need for life-saving blood, and they need your help! Register here.

2. Legacy League Fall Luncheon

Thursday, Oct.  7 |11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Vestavia Country Club

Hear award-winning columnist and modern southern storyteller Leslie Anne Tarabella. Tarabella has often been called a “southern Erma Bombeck” or “female Lewis Grizzard.” The event benefits the Samford University Legacy League’s scholarships for students with significant financial need and challenging circumstances. Learn more and get tickets at

3. Live After 5

Thursday, Oct. 14 | 5-7:30 p.m.
Vestavia City Center

Spend the evening on the city center’s green space for music, local vendors, glitter tattoos, candy, and more. Vendors include Virginia Nelson Design, Handwritten by Michelle, Cindy Tyus Art, Strenity and Gerald’s Daughters.

4. Shop Save & Share

Oct. 20-31
Shops Throughout Vestavia Hills and Birmingham

We’re all about an excuse to shop for a good cause, and you can’t beat the Junior League of Birmingham’s Shop Save & Share fundraiser. A digital or printed Shop Save & Share card costs $40, and then you receive a 20 percent at more than 250 participating businesses—including many in Vestavia Hills. You can purchase and download a card at

5. Fall Festival Community Night Out

Thursday, Oct. 21 | 5-8 p.m.
Vestavia Hills City Hall

Bring a chair or blanket and come out for a night of free family fun with food from your favorite local restaurants, jump houses, a photo booth, a pumpkin patch, a DJ and more. Halloween costumes are encouraged! You can also connect with first responders, local businesses, civic groups, churches, schools and community volunteers.

6. Legacy Grandparenting Summit

Oct. 21-22
Shades Mountain Baptist Church

Hear from a lineup of speakers, musicians, and comedians across eight different sessions to help you become a more intentional spiritual grandparent and gather with other grandparents who understand the challenge and value their spiritual legacy at this event. For more information and to register, visit

7. Spooktacular

Friday, Oct. 29 | 6:30 p.m.
Community Room and Amphitheater

Hear spine-tingling stories in the amphitheater surrounded by the creepy woods, or enjoy a Halloween program for preschoolers upstairs in the Community Room. Both shows end with Halloween treats for all, and all ages are invited. Plus find more library events here.