Friday, April 30, 2010

Mudbugs & Music - Saturday May 22nd - to benefit The Arthritis Foundation!

Enjoy Crawfish, Beverages, Music, Entertainment and More to Benefit Juvenile Arthritis

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Open Door Café

 On Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 2 – 8 pm, the Arthritis Foundation is holding its sixth annual Mudbugs & Music Crawfish Boil presented by HealthSouth.  This event is open to the public and held at Open Door Café in Crestline Park.  Organized by the Associate Board of the Arthritis Foundation, this is a family-friendly, fun afternoon of crawfish and music to benefit juvenile arthritis.

Admission is $20 in advance/$25 at the entrance and includes all-you-can-eat crawfish, souvenir cup, indoor silent auction, live music by Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Rollin’ in the Hay, Jon Black, and David Carn.  Children 12 and under admit free.  The silent auction will end at 7 pm and auction items include local art, restaurant gift cards, a safari package to South Africa along with other vacation packages, fitness & spa packages, family friendly packages & even a trip to Oprah’s last season!

Harvest for the Hungry! Oak Street Garden Shop - Healthy Harvest Details!

Pillows $35, throws $55, Tote Bags $55 from Paige Albright Orientals for Mother's Day! (pics)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New arrivals at Kiki Risa in Mtn Brook Village! (Pics)


LOTS of planning going on for Legends event on May 20th! (pic)

Thanks to all who were in attendance at this morning's meeting for the Legends of Motorsports Road Rally Celebration planned for May 20th in Mountain Brook Village!  Tickets to the vintage car races are now available online HERE!  We're encouraging people who'd like to attend the Celebration and view the cars in Mountain Brook Village to plan to park and walk at designated locations.  Maps will be posted on the chamber website HERE.  They continue to be updated, so please check back.  Most streets in the village will be CLOSED from noon to 9PM to allow room for the vintage racing cars to arrive and park, and for the safety of the pedestrians.  It will be a GREAT EVENT!  Mark your calendars!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pics of Hyla DeWitt Jewelry at Laura Kathryn in Crestline

Click on Pics to visit Laura Kathryn's Facebook page!

Kids eat FREE with Spiderman on April 24th at Chappy's Deli!

Kids Eat FREE with SPIDERMAN, Sat April 24th at Chappy's Deli

Spiderman will be at Mt. Brook location in Birmingham just off of Hwy 280 (next to the Hampton Inn) this Saturday, April 24th between 12:30pm - 2:30pm. Stop by with your cameras and enjoy FREE Balloons, FREE Ice Cream and MORE! And don't forget to tell your friends about it.

Spiderman at Mountain Brook
Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 2:30pm
Chappy's Deli

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SPRING A LING A DING DONG - English Village - Saturday May 22nd!

English Village and Continental Bakery are throwing a
Spring a Ling a Ding Dong!
Saturday, May 22nd from 10am until 4 pm

"Our Second Annual Spring a Ling a Ding Dong! is a giant street party, a village carnival, an outdoor celebration of  life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Come help the merchants of English Village usher out the old, and dance in the new." – Carole Griffin, Continental Bakery

Join us as we banish austerity and open our arms to joy.
Help us say Au revoir! to winter and Oui oui oui to Spring!
We want to have a party!

  • Come witness the beheading of Marie Antoinette, and her miraculous transformation from a cold-hearted ruler of winter to a warm-hearted May Queen.
  • March in the Spring Parade as local marching bands lead 12 foot giant puppets through the Village.
  • Marvel at the beauty of the May Queen's sultry Spring maidens and join their wild dance around the Maypole.
  • Enjoy the dizzying gyrations of the Hula Hoop contest.
  • Test your strength in the bread toss.
  • Sample life at its fullest in the bustling open air street market.
  • Dazzle your friends in the costume contest.
  • And thrill your children with the oodles upon oodles of children's activities.
  • Low on cash? Fear not, all it will cost you is a smile.
  • Still not convinced? Call 870-5584 and bring your wildest dreams to life.
  • Come as you are, or as you please!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bromberg's is having JOHN HARDY Trunk Show Saturday, May 8th!

Bromberg's is having a John Hardy Trunk Show at Mountain Brook on Saturday, May 8 from 10am-5pm.

"John Hardy is a luxury brand of handmade designer jewelry that reflects a synergy of designer and artisan to create objects of beauty in an environment of respect for people and for the natural world." - Damien Dernoncourt, John Hardy Chief Executive Officer

Films about our Food Supply from Whole Foods and the visionary people who are making it better!

Whole Foods Market® Challenge: Let’s Retake Our Plates!
Leading Natural and Organic Grocer Rallies Nation to Take Charge of Food Choices; Nationwide Film Series Kicks off Earth Month Awareness Campaign

Whole Foods Market in Birmingham, AL will launch the LET’S RETAKE OUR PLATES Film Series locally as part of Earth Month celebrations. Locally, four films & documentaries focused on food issues will be shown.  Films that will be shown locally include Food Fight, King Corn / Big River, No Impact Man and What’s on Your Plate. Admission of $5 per film will be donated to the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College (BSC), whose mission is to show individuals how they can protect and improve their local environments.

WHEN:          Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 4 – 8pm
                        Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 1 – 6pm

WHERE:        Norton Theatre at Birmingham-Southern College
                        900 Arkadelphia Road
                        Birmingham, AL 35254

For more information on the Film Festival, Click HERE 

For more information on the weekend and to purchase tickets to the Film Festival and Twilight Supper, Click HERE

Meet the Vietri Artisans at Table Matters on May 1st

Missed the 1st wine dinner at Dyron's? There's another one April 27th!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Celebrate EARTH DAY April 22nd at Chappy's Deli!

Pick up your $5.00 sticker,
wear it on Earth Day and get
FOR $5.00

Chappy's Deli
Mountain Brook Plaza
Hwy 280 Next to the Hampton Inn

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Grey Gardens is coming to Virginia Samford Theater April 29th

Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale were the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The two women lived together at Grey Gardens for decades with limited funds, resulting in squalor and almost total isolation.
The house was designed by Joseph Greenleaf Thorpe in 1897, and purchased in 1923 by Phelan Beale and Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale. After Phelan left his wife, Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale lived there for decades more, over 50 years in total for each woman. The house was called Grey Gardens because of the color of the dunes, the cement garden walls, and the sea mist.[2]
In the fall of 1971 and throughout 1972, their living conditions—their house was infested by fleas, inhabited by numerous cats and raccoons, deprived of running water, and filled with garbage and decay—were exposed as the result of an article in the National Enquirer and a cover story in New York Magazine[3] after a series of inspections (which the Beales called "raids") by the Suffolk County Health Department. With the Beale women facing eviction and the razing of their home, in the summer of 1972 Jacqueline Onassis and her sister Lee Radziwill provided the necessary funds to stabilize and repair the dilapidated house so that it would meet Village codes.
Albert and David Maysles became interested in their story and received permission to film a documentary about the women, which was released in 1976 to wide critical acclaim. Their direct cinema technique left the women to tell their own stories.

Snoozy's Kids GARAGE SALE! 4/30 to 5/1 50% off select items!

Town & Country Clothes Annual Spring Sale! April 19-24th 25% off Everything!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Show some love to Adminstrative Professionals on April 21st!

Administrative Professional's Day is April 21st, so show your Administrative Professional your gratitude by giving The Village Gold gift card. The VG gift card can be used at most of the stores in Mountain Brook - For more information or a link to participating stores, Click HERE.  The Village Gold card may be purchased at City Hall Monday through Friday from 8-5 or  by calling the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce (871-3779).

Event map for the Legends of Motorsports cars in Mtn Brook May 20th

This map will be available as a large downloadable pdf from the website as soon as all details are finalized.  We will also be publishing a "Park & Walk" map as many of the streets will be closed beginning at noon the day of the event and there will be no public parking available within the village in order to make room for the racing cars.  The vintage racing cars will travel down Hwy 78 to Montevallo Road before arriving in Mountain Brook Village at approximately 5PM.  We encourage residents to line the road rally route.

Get FRESH with backyard veggies!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Are you a Vietri dinnerware fan? Don't miss this nationwide event in which Table Matters will be participating!

On Saturday, May 1, 12-4pm, artists from the VIETRI factory in Italy will join Susan Graveley, cofounder of Vietri, at Table Matters. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and visit with them about colors, designs, etc. They will also be signing pieces.

Lunch with Dora the Explorer at Chappy's Deli on April 15th! RSVP HERE!

 Thursday, April 15th, 
and Saturday, April 17th, 
Lunch with DORA!

KIDS,  Lunch with DORA at Chappy's Deli

Click here for Chappy's Deli Facebook Page! Come and meet Dora the Explorer at our Mt. Brook location in Birmingham on Hwy 280 (next to the Hampton Inn) this Saturday, April 17 between 12:30pm - 2:30pm.   Bring your friends, family and appetite...and don't forget to bring your camera!

Time:12:30PM Saturday, April 17th
Location:Chappy's Deli Mt. Brook

Twitter Tutorial for New Users

What could the economic impact of The 3/50 Project be on our community?

For more information, please visit their website

Marketing Presentation

Video of Crestline Halloween Parade courtesy of Stephen Wolfe!