Birmingham Events Calendar: June 17th – June 24th

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Happy Father’s Day to all of our Birmingham Dad’s! We hope you are enjoying some family fun time, don’t forget, Dad’s get in free for Big Reptile Day at the Zoo!

Atlantic Coast Theatre supplying lots of fun at a couple of the local libraries. If you have an iCarly fan in your house, take the kids out to Splash Adventure Waterpark for a chance to meet him!

The Alabama Theatre will host the 2nd Harry Potter film, Chamber of Secrets, a great night out for families.

Don’t forget about the summer movies happening all over town! They’re a great way to beat the summer heat!

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

Sunday June 17th:

Happy Father’s Day BirminghamDaddy’s

Big Reptile Day – Birmingham Zoo
Get up-close and personal with some humongous reptiles! Every year, the Zoo takes a day to measure and weigh the largest snakes in our collection – the Aldabra tortoise, reticulated pythons and much more. Bring your camera for a special photo opportunity!

In honor of Father’s Day, dads get in free with the purchase of a child admission.
9am – 7pm

Fiesta de la Aventura – Splash Adventure Waterpark
Annual Hispanic Festival in conjunction with HOLA Latino. Exhibitors will be set up in Celebration Street.
Special offer for this event: $50 per carload (limit 6 people)

Normal Park Entrance Fees:
Adult General Admission Ticket: $25.99 (42″ and above)
Junior General Admission Ticket: $19.99 (anyone under 42″).
Children 3 and under are FREE
Senior General Admission Ticket: $19.99
11:30am – 8pm

Bart’s Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
During the month of June, join us for a special parent and child art activity – Make an Inuit inspired animal sculpture out of soap!
1pm

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Monday June 18th:

Monday Movie – Homewood Public Library
A movie for all ages! Popcorn and juice for kids who come to watch.
3pm

Angry Birds – Hoover Public Library
Your favorite game morphs into a life-size battle against greedy pigs. Let the demolition begin! Grades 2-6. Call 444-7821 to register
6:30pm

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Tuesday June 19th:

Atlantic Coast Theatre, City Mouse and Country Mouse – Hoover Public Library
An updated musical version of Aesop’s fable in The Library Theatre
10:30 am, 1:30 pm & 6:30 pm

Summer Science Studio – McWane Science Center

Join us for a summer of fun and learning in the new Summer Science Studio for early childhood education programs. Junior League of Birmingham volunteers will be guiding activities for children ages two to six in the studio that are designed to help children learn while they play. The Studio will offer a fun, hands-on educational environment that inspires creativity and exploration. Little ones are sure to have a blast using their imaginations to paint, make music, dress up in costumes, and more.
10am – 1pm

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Wednesday June 20th:

Atlantic Coast Theatre, City Mouse and Country Mouse – Hoover Public Library
An updated musical version of Aesop’s fable in The Library Theatre
10:30 am, 1:30 pm

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us for Storytime as we read Pass It On. Find out what happens when a cow gets stuck in a fence and how the message changes when the animals tell each other. There will be a fun activity and a treat from the 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 June 21st:

Summer Science Studio – McWane Science Center
Join us for a summer of fun and learning in the new Summer Science Studio for early childhood education programs. Junior League of Birmingham volunteers will be guiding activities for children ages two to six in the studio that are designed to help children learn while they play. The Studio will offer a fun, hands-on educational environment that inspires creativity and exploration. Little ones are sure to have a blast using their imaginations to paint, make music, dress up in costumes, and more.
10am – 1pm

Childhood Stories with the Atlantic Coast TheatreVestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park
Always a favorite, this traveling theater troupe will keep you in stitches as they act out favorite childhood stories.

The program is specially designed for preschool children through Grade 3.

This program will be held at the Vestavia Hills Rec Gym. Park at the Vestavia Hills Rec Gym and a shuttle service will be available after to take you to the library. Don’t miss a moment of the fun!
3pm

Free Family Night – WC Patton Park
The event will include family-friendly activities, movies, games and food. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs.
5:30pm

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Friday June 22nd:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Alabama Theatre
Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.

We’re showing all of the Harry Potter movies this summer! Enjoy Butter Beer and Bertie Botts Beans from the concession stand.
Doors open at 6, come dressed up and enter the costume contest for some fun prizes! Movie starts at 7pm
Tickets will be $8 at the door. Passes to all 8 movies will be available for $40 at the door.

Zoo Members Night at the Birmingham Barons
Members get in free (with membership card) to the Barons home game! The Zoo will be there with animal demonstrations. Click here for this season’s Barons schedule.
7:05pm

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Saturday June 23rd:

Gumbo Gala – Sloss Furnaces
40 cook-off teams will cook and serve gumbo and compete for awards at this fun-filled, seventh annual event
$10 per person; Children 12 and under admitted FREE
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Meet “Gibby” (Noah Munck) from Nickelodeon’s iCarly – Splash Adventure Water Park
Noah Munck is an American actor. His roles included Gibby in iCarly and Bobby Sinclair, the junior lawn-mowing entrepreneur in the TruGreen commercials.
Meet and Greet – 1pm – 4pm

Summer Science Studio – McWane Science Center
Join us for a summer of fun and learning in the new Summer Science Studio for early childhood education programs. Junior League of Birmingham volunteers will be guiding activities for children ages two to six in the studio that are designed to help children learn while they play. The Studio will offer a fun, hands-on educational environment that inspires creativity and exploration. Little ones are sure to have a blast using their imaginations to paint, make music, dress up in costumes, and more.
10am – 4pm

Super Saturday Fireworks – Birmingham Barons
Post-Game Fireworks Spectacular presented by Red Diamond, MINI of Birmingham.
6:30pm

Bart’s Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
During the month of June, join us for a special parent and child art activity – Make an Inuit inspired animal sculpture out of soap!
11am

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

Yard Sale and Market -
Yard Sale, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Baked Goods, Local Arts and Fun Children’s Activities. For more information please contact the Norwood Resource Center at 205.322.7361.
Norwood Community @ 15th Avenue and 32nd Street North on Norwood Community Blvd.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

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 Zorro Gets an Outfit. We will find out what happens when Zorro the dog gets dressed up by his owner. There will be a fun activity and a special treat from the Cafe.
11am

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Sunday June 24th:

Bart’s Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
During the month of June, join us for a special parent and child art activity – Make an Inuit inspired animal sculpture out of soap!
1pm

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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.

The Tornadoes of April 27th – Looking Back — Moving Forward, a new exhibit at McWane Science Center, reflects on the experiences of the April 27th, 2011 storms. The exhibit shares personal stories from those who experienced the devastation of the storms firsthand, while emphasizing the importance of tornado preparedness and explaining the science behind tornadoes.

Photos and stories from The Birmingham News help tell the story of the storms and the affect they had on survivors, volunteers, and the community as a whole. Students from Daniel Payne Middle School also help tell the story of their school and community through photos and artifacts from the storm for the exhibit. UAB students worked with the children from Daniel Payne Middle School to create short documentaries that can be seen in the exhibit as well.

In addition to sharing the personal stories from that day, the goal of this exhibit is to inform the community about how to prepare for extreme weather conditions, explaining the science of tornadoes and stressing awareness.

With vivid displays, the exhibit allows visitors the opportunity to learn about the scientific side of tornadoes. Graphics within the exhibit illustrate tornado formation and anatomy, educating visitors on how such extreme weather conditions develop. Additionally, the exhibit displays statistics and disputes common myths concerning the destructive storms.

Guests can watch live video from the storms that rolled across our state on April 27th, 2011, including the
weather forecasts from that day and actual images of the tornado as it made its way through our area provided by FOX6 WBRC. The exhibit is located in the City Gallery on Level 2 of the museum this summer.

Be Ready Alabama Exhibit Presented by:
The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
www.readyalabama.org

Dora and Diego, Let’s Explore Exhibit
Get ready for adventure with Dora and Diego at McWane Science Center in the new exhibit Dora & Diego—Let’s Explore! The exhibit features beloved characters Dora and Diego from Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!, along with their friends Boots, Map, Backpack, Isa, Tico, and of course Swiper, now in their own exhibit for children to explore as they learn and play along.

This new, interactive traveling exhibit, was created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in partnership with Nickelodeon, and presented by the WellPoint Foundation.

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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