Friends of Shades Creek meets on the second Thursday of the month at Homewood Library, Room 101 for informative and educational presentations. The meeting time is 7:00 P.M. We do not meet in the summer months of June and July. Our December meeting is a Christmas party, taking place in a different venue. Also, it has become a tradition in the last several years, to have the May meeting at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for a walk and special program. Friends of Shades Creek programs are free and open to the public. The meeting format begins with refreshments, then introductions and announcements and then the presentation runs 45-60 minutes long, leaving 15-30 minutes for questions and answers. The meeting ends at 8:45 P.M.