We feel confident affirming that Birmingham-based non-profits have planned, replanned, postponed, rescheduled, canceled, reinvented, and reimagined more events this year than any year before. Due to the challenges of social distancing, avoiding groups and in-person interactions, coordinators have turned to innovative new ways of connecting people and supporting causes. Many of the annual runs, parties, auctions and sales that have become establishments in the local social scene are not canceled, but they are taking new shapes over the coming weeks.

Evening Edition with NPR White House Correspondent Ayesha Rascoe: Nov. 12

Join public radio supporters as WBHM's Janae Pierre talks with Ayesha Rascoe, distinguished journalist and NPR's White House reporter. The goal is to raise $100,000 that will be dedicated to WBHM’s Local Journalism Innovation Fund, which will support reporting, podcasts, and other storytelling projects in Birmingham and Alabama.

This virtual event takes place November 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Visit the WBHM Website to register and learn more.

31st Annual TumTum Tree Virtual Wine Auction: Nov. 13

Eat, drink and be merry from the comfort of your own home with the longest-running charity wine auction in the United States devoted to raising money for children’s charities in Alabama. Participants may purchase a charcuterie board or gourmet dinner with wine pairing to pick up and enjoy during the event.

This virtual event takes place November 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m., with auction bidding starting November 11 at 9 a.m.

Visit the TumTum Tree Website to register and learn more.

The 44th Annual Sam Lapidus Montclair (Virtual) Run 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run: Nov. 14-Nov. 29

The yearly Thanksgiving Day turkey trot is an annual tradition for hundreds of area runners and families to celebrate the life of Sam Lapidus, who died of Ewing’s sarcoma, a form of childhood cancer, in November 2008 – just nine days before his 15th birthday. Funds raised from the virtual run are donated to the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama and the Levite Jewish Community Center.

This year's virtual run kicks off November 14 and goes through November 29.

Visit the Sam Lapidus Montclair (Virtual) Run 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Registation Page to register and learn more.

UAB School of Nursing No-Show Ball: Nov. 15

Support the UAB School of Nursing at this virtual cooking event featuring James Beard Award Finalist Chef Chris Hastings. You can choose to shop for your own ingredients and wine or cocktail pairing or purchase a kit to pick up containing all the items you need.

The live event takes place on Zoom on November 15 at 5:00 p.m.

Visit the No-Show Ball Page to register and learn more.

Junior League of Birmingham Market Noel: Nov. 16-22

Market Noel is one of Birmingham's favorite annual holiday shopping events. While guests won't be able to attend in-person this year, they can still support the JLB's community projects by shopping online and participating in a host of virtual events, including fun curated kits take make your elf's visit a breeze and an opportunity to flamingo a friend.

The virtual lineup takes place November 16-22.

Visit the Market Noel website to register and learn more.