Birmingham Events Calendar: July 22nd – July 29th

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Summer Reading Programs are coming to an end this week with finales happening all over Birmingham. The end of program parties are always full of great family fun, prizes and treats.

Free and Discounted movies still have a few weeks left so if you haven’t made it out yet, you still have time!

Check our Rhino Day at the Birmingham Zoo or Wild West at the Heart of Dizie Railroad museum for some weekend fun!

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

Sunday July 2nd:

Wizard of Oz – Alabama Theatre
We’re off to see the Wizard.. Bring the family down to this classic at the Historic Alabama Theatre
Doors open at 1:00pm Movie starts at 2:00pm
Tickets are $8 at the door

Bart’s Art Cart, Artistic Flags – Birmingham Museum of Art
Come by in July to show your patriotism by creating an artistic flag!

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

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Monday July 23rd:

Springville Road Library Presents Larry Moore
Believe It Or Not!!! What happens in haunted houses; is there magic of the mind? Come hear the stories and see the magic. Decide for yourself-do you believe it or not! Adult audiences only.
6:30pm

Monday Movie – Homewood Public Library
Join us for a summer blockbuster event. We will be watching a movie for all ages. Real movie theater popcorn and juice are provided for each child who watches.
3pm

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Tuesday July 24th:

Fabulous Finale Party – Hoover Public Library
Just Dance at our end of summer party, eat pizza and enter for a chance to win door prizes. Grades 7-12.
6:30pm

Dream Big Family Carnival – Avondale Library
For all readers who have read many stories this summer and earned a summer reading certificate, your dream has come true! Join us for a night of games, prizes, and lots of fun.
24-hour advance registration required.
6pm

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 July 25th:

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us for Storytime as we read One Two That’s My Shoe. Find out what happens when a dog takes a girl’s shoe. There will be something fun to make and we will have 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 July 26th:

Summer Reading Finale – Homewood Public Library
Summer Reading has reached the end of the line! Summer Readers grab the special ticket that came with your certificate and join us for the a Night Train Grand Finale. The winner of the Summer Reading bike will also be announced.
6pm

Summer Finale with Roger Day – Vestavia Hills Library
We are ending the summer with the fabulous ROGER DAY!  Come and sing along with one of the most popular children’s entertainers in the country. All ages and families welcome!

The event will be held in the Vestavia Hills Rec Gym and shuttle service will be available. This will be the last program of the summer, so don’t miss it!
6pm

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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Friday July 27th:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 – Alabama Theatre
As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of the most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

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.

Columbiana’s Music on Main – Downtown Columbiana
Music on Main Street returns to Columbiana featuring live music and extended shop hours every Friday evening of the month. Music is sponsored by the Columbiana Merchants & Professionals Association, the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce and the City of Columbiana.

Please plan to come out and shop locally and enjoy some of the following performers:
July 27-The Vinyls, plays a variety of music. Music is 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (times are approximate). Bands are subject to change and all events are contingent upon good weather. Bring a chair and enjoy the music!

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Saturday July 28th:

Rhino Day – Birmingham Zoo
Visit the Zoo to learn all about these fascinating animals. Experience exciting Rhino Encounters in Trails of Africa at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Enjoy the many activities scheduled throughout the day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, such as face painting, a mask craft and rhino games. Make sure to stop by the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) and biofact tables to get interesting and in-depth information on rhinos. Come out and help raise awareness about this species that is currently under the threat of extinction.
10am – 4pm

Wild West Day – Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
Travel back to the 1800s and experience life in the Wild West!
Enjoy a train ride through the forests of Shelby County, but hang on to your gold and valuables just in case yer waylaid by desperados . . . The Black Hat Gang is known to hold up this train!

Enjoy old-timey western tunes at the depot.
Bring your camera for photos with the outlaws!
Train departures at 10am, 1pm, and 3pm

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

Bart’s Art Cart, Artistic Flags – Birmingham Museum of Art
Come by in July to show your patriotism by creating an artistic flag!

Visit Bart’s Art Cart in the main lobby to explore great art and create some of your own with the help of our Teen Volunteers. Each month will highlight a different gallery and feature a new art activity. Learn how to look at art with your child. Stop by and make art with Bart!
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 The Big Adventure of the Smalls. Find out what happens when Paul and Sally lose one of their toys during their parents big party. There will be a craft and something yummy from the Cafe.
11am

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Sunday July 29th:

Bart’s Art Cart, Artistic Flags – Birmingham Museum of Art
Come by in July to show your patriotism by creating an artistic flag!

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