Birmingham Events Calendar: November 4th – November 11th

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Out with Halloween and on to the bustle of the official Holiday Season! Christmas decorations are going up around Birmingham and of course there’s this “little election thing” going on Tuesday… Get out at VOTE!! Want to involve your kiddos in the voting process? Check out this article for tips on how to talk with your kids about politics and voting.

The Magic of Model Trains will open this weekend at McWane so stop by for Whistle weekend happening this Saturday and Sunday!

If you’re interested in learning to save money, make sure you’re registered for the Couponing for Moms event this Thursday, presented by Brookwood Medical Center. We’ll be there with goodies and great tips from igobo!

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

Sunday November 4th

Disney on Ice, Treasure Trove – BJCC
Discover endless riches when Disney on Ice presents “Treasure Trove” comes to your hometown! Disney on Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.

Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses – Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Ahoy, Mateys! Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Neverland! Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’ Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock! Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice and the Madhatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards.

Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Tickets will also be available at the BJCC Central Ticket Office and Publix. The CTO is open 9am-5pm daily. For group sales call 888-305-9550
1pm and 5pm

Moss Rock Festival
Grab friends and family and get outside to The Preserve in Hoover for the premier  free eco-creative 2- day festival in Alabama exploring Nature & Eco-Ideas in the same breath with Art & Design. At the 7th annual Moss Rock Festival fun features await visitors at every turn including 100 artists whose work is inspired by nature; an eco-district featuring green living ideas, products, services and organizations; live music; craft beer tasting; a cake design expo & tasting; wonderkid studios; wreaths re-imagined exhibition; hiking, biking, and geocaching; fuel efficient car exhibitions; a café, and much more. There is something for everyone to do & see. We guarantee it will be a weekend where discoveries are the norm so come enjoy art, design, green living, and the great outdoors under a blanket of fall colors.
FREE SHUTTLE – SCHEDULE
It’s quick & easy. Only a short 5 minute ride. Shuttles will run regularly from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturday and 9:30am to 5:00pm. The site will be blocked to thru traffic except for home owners & their guests.

10am – 4pm

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Monday November 5th:

Character Kids – Gardendale Public Library
A fun interactive program for kids K5, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. Ms. Molly uses character development through games, stories, science, and more.
3:30pm

Toddler TalesNorth Shelby Library
A story program for children and a caregiver. Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts make up a lively program designed especially for short attention spans. Best suited for ages 19 months to 3 years. Must Register
9:30am and 10:30am

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Tuesday November 6th:

ELECTION DAY! Don’t forget to vote!

Storytime – Homewood Public Library
Join us for the best part of your week with stories that make you laugh and songs that make you dance! Join us for the fun of it! All ages welcome. For large groups, a call to 332-6619 is nice.
10:30am

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Wednesday November 7th:

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us for Storytime as we read On My Way to the Bath. Find out what happens when Livi tries to avoid bathtime. We will make a craft and have a delicious 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 November 8th:

Couponing for Moms – EarthFare: Presented by Brookwood Medical Center
Being a mom is tough work. You’re constantly juggling so many demands and expenses. Cutting expenses is on everyone’s minds, but it takes time and planning. Let us help you learn the ropes for saving money! Holly Syx is the founder of iGoBoGo.com and an accomplished couponer. She’ll be sharing her secrets on how to save money on baby and child products: diapers, formula, food and more. Make sure to register, only a few spots left!!
6pm

Kaya’s First Feast – Homewood Public Library
Join Kaya, an American Girl, as she celebrates her first feast with crafts and treats.
Space is limited. Please register.
6pm

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Friday November 9th:

Riverchase Galleria Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Show
Come out for a weekend of Santa Clause and Christmas Cheer.  Riverchase Galleria will be having their annual tree lighting and we will be coordinating a Christmas Show inside the mall with vendors for you to visit with – gifts, catering ideas, bakeries, floral arrangements, and home improvements.
10:00 am

Homestead Hollow, Christmas in Country
Featuring fine arts, unique, hand made crafts, pioneer demonstrations of the old time days- see wood carving, ironwork, blacksmithing, smoke house cooking, gardening, quilting, whiskey making at our original working still, tour our original cabins as they were built by the early settlers. Relax by one of our many streams and listen to live local entertainment all day. Enjoy our great food that makes your mouth scream for more.

Children’s activities: ride the ponies, circle in our wagon ride, jump in the moon walk or climb the rock wall. Kids and adults all enjoy our petting zoo. Visit and talk with our Herbalist and find out more about grandma’s remedies or those nature produces naturally.

Homestead Hollow’s General store is open for you to visit and shop for those home-made fried pies and other great items during show dates.
9am – 4pm

Storytime with NeNe – Whole Foods
NeNe is back and better than ever! Join Whole Foods most Fridays’ for storyday! There will be storyboards, songs and snacks!
10am

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Saturday November 10th:

Whistle Weekend – McWane Science Center
All aboard for the opening weekend of the Magic of Model Trains exhibit and get a free train whistle with purchase of a Combination Ticket to see the Rocky Mountain Express in IMAX® and see the Magic of Model Trains exhibit in the museum.

Geocaching – Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
Geocaching is often described as a combination of an outdoor scavenger hunt mixed with hide and seek.  This course is perfect for those interested in learning more about how to geocache, as well those who just need a little guidance.  Families will learn the basics of geocaching and will also have the opportunity to search for caches on the mountain.  Each family needs to have at least one handheld GPS unit or smartphone with a GPS or geocaching app.
$4 Members
$6 Non-member
Reservations Required
10am

Bart’s Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
The Bart’s Art Cart weekend activity will inspire guests to design their own Navajo-stye rug!
11am

Riverchase Galleria Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Show
Come out for a weekend of Santa Clause and Christmas Cheer.  Riverchase Galleria will be having their annual tree lighting and we will be coordinating a Christmas Show inside the mall with vendors for you to visit with – gifts, catering ideas, bakeries, floral arrangements, and home improvements.
9am

Homestead Hollow, Christmas in Country
Featuring fine arts, unique, hand made crafts, pioneer demonstrations of the old time days- see wood carving, ironwork, blacksmithing, smoke house cooking, gardening, quilting, whiskey making at our original working still, tour our original cabins as they were built by the early settlers. Relax by one of our many streams and listen to live local entertainment all day. Enjoy our great food that makes your mouth scream for more.

Children’s activities: ride the ponies, circle in our wagon ride, jump in the moon walk or climb the rock wall. Kids and adults all enjoy our petting zoo. Visit and talk with our Herbalist and find out more about grandma’s remedies or those nature produces naturally.

Homestead Hollow’s General store is open for you to visit and shop for those home-made fried pies and other great items during show dates.
9am – 4pm

Saturday Market – Pepper Place
Pepper Place Saturday Market brings the best local growers, food producers and artisans to you each Saturday morning. Rain or shine! Thru December 15th
7am – Noon

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 Lovabye Dragon. Find out what happens when a princess wishes she had a dragon for a friend. We will make something fun and have a yummy treat from the Cafe.
11am

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Sunday November 11th:

Whistle Weekend – McWane Science Center
All aboard for the opening weekend of the Magic of Model Trains exhibit and get a free train whistle with purchase of a Combination Ticket to see the Rocky Mountain Express in IMAX® and see the Magic of Model Trains exhibit in the museum.

Riverchase Galleria Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Show
Come out for a weekend of Santa Clause and Christmas Cheer.  Riverchase Galleria will be having their annual tree lighting and we will be coordinating a Christmas Show inside the mall with vendors for you to visit with – gifts, catering ideas, bakeries, floral arrangements, and home improvements.
Noon

Homestead Hollow, Christmas in Country
Featuring fine arts, unique, hand made crafts, pioneer demonstrations of the old time days- see wood carving, ironwork, blacksmithing, smoke house cooking, gardening, quilting, whiskey making at our original working still, tour our original cabins as they were built by the early settlers. Relax by one of our many streams and listen to live local entertainment all day. Enjoy our great food that makes your mouth scream for more.

Children’s activities: ride the ponies, circle in our wagon ride, jump in the moon walk or climb the rock wall. Kids and adults all enjoy our petting zoo. Visit and talk with our Herbalist and find out more about grandma’s remedies or those nature produces naturally.

Homestead Hollow’s General store is open for you to visit and shop for those home-made fried pies and other great items during show dates.
9am – 4pm

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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: Rescue and The Last Reef

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

Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog
Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, and all their friends in the Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™ exhibit! Featuring the people and places of the beloved children’s book and PBS Kids television series, this new interactive exhibit brings Clifford’s home on Birdwell Island to life with playful activities and enchanting environments for early learners to explore.

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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