Hope and Hops for the Homeless: Pathways Unveils New Initiative with Beer Event
On Saturday, August 8, Pathways, a United Way agency assisting homeless women and children in Birmingham, will host the second annual Hops for Hope, at Avondale Brewing Company.
Pathways is a United Way serves homeless women and children by providing a safe place to stay, clothes and warm meals.
“We also offer training and education programs to help both women and children transition back into the community,” Pathways explained in its mission statement. “Our mission is to end homelessness for women and children through hospitality, housing and hope.”
“If Pathways didn’t exist, I think (Birmingham) would be a fairly scary place for women,” said Amanda, a young homeless woman who received help from Pathways, as quoted in the event’s press release. “This is the only all-women’s facility that I know of that offers a day center.”
Hops for Hope also marks the kick-off of Pathways2Change, Pathways’ new change-collection campaign created by the nonprofit’s Junior Board starring Penny the Pig. Three piggy banks will be on display at Hops for Hope, dressed in Alabama, Auburn and UAB football attire. Attendees will be able to vote via mobile texting donations for their favorite pig. The event will also feature live music from Birmingham’s The Beatlads and Tres Homeboys, bounce houses, a silent auction, prizes, food from Saw’s Barbeque and popsicles from 80s Pops.
Hops for Hope will take place on August 8 from 2–6 p.m. at Avondale Brewing Co. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit hopsforhope.swellgives.com.
THURSDAY, JULY 30
Better Burger Project — Galley and Garden. 2220 Highland Ave. S. As a participant in national contest James Beard Foundation’s Better Burger Project™, Galley and Garden’s chef James Boyce presents his version of a healthier, more sustainable burger: a grass-fed beef, shiitake and oyster mushroom burger topped with crispy onion and barbeque aioli. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Through July 31. $12. For more information, visit galleyandgarden.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
Chef Demonstration — Pepper Place Market. 2829 Second Ave. S. Birmingham chef, Joanetta Jarman from Catering by LaNetta, will share a dish that reflects the flavors her culinary expertise and entrepreneurial vision. 9 a.m. Free. For more information, visit pepperplacemarket.com.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
Global Cuisine at the Plaza: Polynesia — Hoover Public Library. 200 Municipal Dr. Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe in the Hoover Library highlights a different food and culture from around the world each month. August will feature Polynesian cuisine with complimentary samples provided. 2:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call (205) 444-7821.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
Weekly Wine Tasting — Neighborhood Hops and Vine. 1712 28th Ave. S. Neighborhood Hops and Vine will be offering wine tastings every Wednesday at their new location in Homewood. Wine selections are sourced from small-production vineyards and represent brands such as Selbach, Elicio and Sensation. 5:30–7 p.m. Free. For more information, visit neighborhoodhopsandvine.com.
Lunch and Learn — Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd. On Wednesdays the Gardens invite the public to spend its lunch break discovering new approaches to gardening. This week The ACES Diagnostic Plant Lab helps identify common plant problems and give solutions. Participants may bring their own meal and learn about planting in shade. 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Free. For more information, visit bbgardens.org.
Alabama Farmers Market — 344 Finley Ave. W. The Jefferson County Truck Growers Association operates and manages this year-round, self-sustaining market featuring local produce and products. Open daily. 6 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, visit alabamafarmersmarket.org.
Center Point Market — Reed-Harvey Park. 335 Polly Reed Rd., Center Point. Thursdays, through Aug. 27. 1–5 p.m. For more information, visit centerpointchamber.com.
Crestline Market — Urban Cookhouse. 29 Vine Street. Every Saturday through August 6, Urban Cookhouse features locally grown fresh produce at their Crestline location. 4–8 p.m. Free. For more information, visit urbancookhouse.com.
East Lake Market — East Lake United Methodist Church. 7753 First Ave. S. Fresh produce from local farmers, pastries, pies, jams, jellies and relishes are available every Saturday through October. 8–12 p.m. Free. For more information, visit eastlakefarmersmarket.org.
Gardendale Market — Gardendale Civic Center. 857 Main St., Gardendale. Fresh watermelon, corn, cantaloupe, okra, peaches and other vegetables and fruits are available every Thursday in Gardendale. 12:30–5 p.m. For more information, visit gardendalefarmersmarket.com.
Homewood Market — Soho Parking Lot/Downtown Homewood. 2850 19th St S. Every Saturday May 30 through August 15 Urban Cookhouse features locally grown fresh produce at their Homewood location. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. For more information, visit urbancookhouse.com.
Pepper Place Market — Pepper Place. 2829 Second Avenue S. Featuring produce and goods from Alabama-based farmers, chefs and artists, Pepper Place return for its 15th year. Open every Saturday through December. 7 a.m.–12 p.m. Free. For more information, call (205) 313-4120
The Summit Market — Summit Shopping Center. 214 Summit Blvd. Every Thursday from May 28 to August 13th, Urban Cookhouse’s Summit location offers their farmers market. 3–7 p.m. For more information, visit urbancookhouse.com.
Trussville Market — Beside Holy Cross Episcopal Church. 90 Parkway Dr., Trussville. The Trussville Fresh Market features herbs, prepared foods, honey, baked goods, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and jam. Tuesdays 1–6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.–1 p.m. For more information, visit trussvillechamber.com.