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SRO: Super chill coloring contest

Friday, September 23 6:00pm
Free  Ages 21+

Unwind with brand new crayons and ambient music in a relaxing atmosphere. We'll prove coloring sheets and books as well as fresh crayons, markers and colored pencils. Feel free to bring your own!

Dinner and beverages will be served. Door prizes will be awarded for participation. No judging!

Standing Room Only is the library event series for adults in their 20s and 30s.


western's wine & food festival

Friday, September 30 
At the Birmingham Zoo

Advance Tickets: $60
At the Door: $75
10 or more tickets: $50 each

Tickets available at Western Markets, Emmet O'Neal Library, the Junior League, or

Over 650 wines to sample from growing regions around the world with winery and industry representatives on hand to answer questions. Foods for the evening will focus on Alabama grown and made products. Recipes and wine pairing suggestions will also be available.

Proceeds to benefit the Emmet O'Neal Library, Birmingham Zoo, East Lake Initiative, and Junior League of Birmingham.

Winter Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  |  Wed - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  |  Fri, Sat - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Sun - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  |  Tue - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  |  Fri, Sat - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Sun - Closed