Birmingham Events Calendar: April 8th – April 15th

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We hope you all are having a wonderful Easter Weekend filled with fun and family time!

You can always tell when Spring arrives in the Magic City, there’s never a shortage of things to do, especially on the weekends! Festivals are heating up starting with Mt Laurel Spring Festival, and Pepper Place Saturday Market will re-open for the season this Saturday, Yay for fresh fruits and veggies!

Paint the Town Red is back, as well as the Girls Inc. Cajun Cookoff.  Babes in the Zoo, a Lowe’s Build and Grow and Story time on the Mountain round out some of the many things you will find to do this week… What will you choose?

It’s Not Our Fault if Your Kids are Bored!

Sunday April 8th:

Happy Easter!

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Monday April 9th:

Family Night – Springville Library
Moms, Dads, sisters, brothers / Grown ups, kids, and even toddlers / Join Mr. Justin for some fun / With stories great for everyone!
6:30pm

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Tuesday April 10th:

Mommy and Me Tea – Tea Party Castle
Looking for something special to do with your little princess? She will be able to dress up in a princess gown, receive a hair and makeup session and a formal announcement into the tea room. Then, everyone will be served a traditional tea menu all on fine china. A princess hostess will be serving, singing, and entertaining. She will even give a fun etiquette lesson! Your daughter can bring her favorite doll to sit next to her in a highchair! This will make for an unforgettable mother-daughter/grandma experience!
For Pricing and Registration call – 205-529-0081

Babes in the Zoo– Birmingham Zoo
This fun class introduces children to the experience and wonder of animals in a safe environment.

Children must be 6 months to 2 years old and accompnay with an adult. Classes are 30 minutes long.
Members -$6 Non-Members -$12
9am

Storytime – Homewood Public Library
Join us for the fun of it! All ages welcome.
10:30am

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Wednesday April 11th:

Does Butter Come from Butterflies? – North Avondale Library
Come by and find out about the life cycle of the butterfly with a fun story, music and dance.
1:00pm

Babes in the Zoo– Birmingham Zoo
This fun class introduces children to the experience and wonder of animals in a safe environment.

Children must be 6 months to 2 years old and accompnay with an adult. Classes are 30 minutes long.
Members -$6 Non-Members -$12
9am

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us for Storytime as we read I Can Read With My Eyes Shut and find out why it can be fun to read. We will make a craft and have a treat from our Cafe.
11am

Family Story Time with Mr MacNorth Shelby Library
Storyteller Extraordinaire – Come join Mr Mac and his musical storytime complete with puppets! All Ages, no registration required.
10:45am

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Thursday April 12th:

Time for Tales with Ms Katie – Avondale Library
Join Ms. Katie for a preschool storytime with lots of stories, songs, and fun for everyone! Group registration appreciated.
9:30am

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Friday April 13th:

Story Day with NeNe – Whole Foods
Stories, songs, and snacks as Mrs. Renee Schmidt leads the fun.
10am

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Saturday April 14th:

Story time on the Mountain – Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
This is the perfect day for the whole family to come out to Ruffner Mountain!  Drop the kids off at Story Time with Ms. Jerri in the Activity Hall at the Treehouse and then head down to the Native Plant Sale.  While you peruse native plants, the kids will be reading “My Friend Rabbit” by Eric Rohmann and making a bunny ears craft.  Thanks to Target, each family will receive a copy of this month’s book to take home for free!  FREE
10am

Paint the Town Red – 2nd Ave. Loft District
Paint the Town Red is a digital arts festival and block party combining graphic art and digitally altered photography with live music street entertainment and more.
$10 advance, $15 at gate
7pm – Midnight

Saturday Market – Pepper Place
Re-open again for the season! Pepper Place Saturday Market brings the best local growers, food producers and artisans to you each Saturday morning. Rain or shine!
7am – Noon

Mt Laurel Spring Festival
Farmer’s Market and Craft Fair, Inflatables, Hayrides, Music, Face Painting and More!
10am – 3pm

Tracks, Scats and Signs – Oak Mountain
Do we always get to see the animals that we know are out in nature? No, we don’t but they leave us many things that we can use to figure out what was there, what they ate, and maybe where they came from & where they are going. Come learn about tracks, scat, & signs of common animals in the area. Meet at the Campground Pavilion (B-side) at 10a.m.
Free after admission to Oak Mountain State Park.

Bart’s Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
April showers bring May flowers! Craft a “glass” flower inspired by BMA artist Dale Chihuly.

Visit Bart’s Art Cart in the main lobby to explore great art and create some art of your own with the help of our Teen Volunteers. Each month highlights a different gallery and features a new art activity. Learn how to look at art with your child. Stop by and make art with Bart!
11:00am

Elephant and Piggie Party – Hoover Public Library
Listen to stories and make crafts with your favorite Mo Willems characters, Elephant and Piggie. Kids of all ages. Registration going on now.
10:30am

Girls Inc. Cajun Cookoff – Linn Park
Make plans to attend this casual, family-friendly event featuring a Cajun cooking competition as well as live music from the Swamp Poppas.

Enjoy taste-testing all your Cajun favorites including gumbo, etouffee, jambalaya, red beans and rice and more! Your vote will help determine the winner of the cook-off competition.

We’ll also have fun activities for kids including face painting, a balloon artist and henna tattoos!

Tickets include food samples from participating teams, entertainment from the Swamp Poppas, fun activities for kids, and water and iced tea. Soft drinks, beer and wine will be available for purchase inside the event.
$20 – adults in advance, $25 – day of the event; $5 – children 10 years old and younger. Children 3 & under are free.

http://bhamcajuncookoff.com/

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic
Your child will love building this kit as much as playing this classic game show game! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build their own Game Show Chip Drop!
10am

Cartoons and Cereal – Homewood Library
Fall in love with some of your favorite classic cartoons all over again.
Cereal will be provided for children who attend.
9:30am – 11:30

Family Storytime – Emmet O’Neal Library
Bring the entire family and join Mr. Mac for stories and music each Saturday morning.
10:30 a.m.

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us for Storytime as we read Quiet Bunny. Find out if the bunny will be able to find his sound. We will also make a craft and have a treat from the Cafe.
11am

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Sunday April 15th:

Bart’s Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
April showers bring May flowers! Craft a “glass” flower inspired by BMA artist Dale Chihuly.

Visit Bart’s Art Cart in the main lobby to explore great art and create some art of your own with the help of our Teen Volunteers. Each month highlights a different gallery and features a new art activity. Learn how to look at art with your child. Stop by and make art with Bart!
1:00pm

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Local Attractions Open Daily!

McWane Science Center:

IMAX
McWane Science Center’s IMAX® Dome Theater puts you in the center of the action by projecting breathtaking quality images onto the 5-story-tall dome screen and delivering intense surround sound through almost 3 tons of speakers and subwoofers.
Now Showing: Born to Be Wild, & Flying Monsters.

Birmingham Zoo:

Lorikeet Aviary – Our Lorikeet Aviary has more birds than ever! Zoo guests can feed these exotic birds every day. You and your family will see these birds’ behavior as they eat nectar out of your hand.
Weekends 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

PELICAN FEEDING - A great way to see our pelicans in action is to witness them eating their favorite treats near the pelican boardwalk.

RHINO ENCOUNTER – Embark on an African adventure and experience one of the world’s most extraordinary animals, the Southern White Rhino. Watch from only feet away as our zookeepers engage in hands-on interaction with the animals inside their African-themed exhibit. Don’t miss this exciting encounter with one of the largest mammals on the planet!
Weekdays: 3pm – 3:30pm
Weekends: 11:30am – Noon & 3pm – 3:30 pm

GIRAFFE FEEDING – This up close and personal animal encounter is a memory you and your family will have for a lifetime.
Weekday: 11am – Noon
Weekends: 10am – 11am  & 2pm – 3pm

Vulcan Park and Museum:

Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron statue; made of 100,000 pounds of iron and 56 feet tall, he stands at the top of Red Mountain overlooking the city of Birmingham. But, Vulcan is more than a statue. Vulcan Park and Museum features spectacular views of Birmingham, an interactive history museum that examines Vulcan and Birmingham’s story, and a beautiful public park for visitors and locals to enjoy. With an official information center that is operated by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vulcan Park and Museum serves as the first stop for visitors to the Birmingham area!

Railroad Park:

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as “Birmingham’s Living Room,” Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham’s downtown area with Southside and UAB’s campus.

Southern Museum of Flight:

Earn Your Wings – Bring your little pilot and soar above the clouds in our little pilots room. Kids enjoy building aircrafts, flying kites, and more.
Museum Open Tuesday – Thursday
9:30am – 4:30pm

Do you have or know of an event you would like to have added to our weekly calendar? Please email us at contact@birminghammommy.com, subject line “Events Calendar” – We would love to hear from you!

** All information listed on our calendar is subject to change without notice to us or you… We do our best to keep the information accurate and will always update as soon as we learn that something has changed. It’s always best to double check with the event via their website or a quick call,  especially when weather can impact the event.

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