Hoover’s Magazine July 2016 Calendar

Hoover’s Magazine

July 2016 Calendar

July 1

Friday Open Gaming | Hoover Public Library

Hang out and play board, card and video games with friends July 1 at 3 p.m. Snacks will be provided. The event is for teens in grades 7-12 and will be held in the Children’s Programming Room.

Summer Camps | Aldridge Gardens

Aldridge Gardens will host summer camps. The following camps will take place June 27-July 1: American Girls in Aldridge Gardens entering grades 2-4, American Girls in Aldridge Gardens entering grades 5K-2 and Construction in Nature: Experimenting with Materials to Build Structures in Nature grades 5K-2. For more information, contact Audrey Ann Wilson, education coordinator, at aawilson@aldridgegardens.com or call 682-8019.

All-American Picnic | Hoover Senior Center

The All-American Picnic will be held July 1 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hoover Senior Center.


 

July 3

Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: United States | Hoover Public Library

Coffee-ol-ogy Café presents free programs on food and coffee from around the world. The group will explore American cuisine July 3 at 2:30 p.m. Complimentary samples will be provided. The event will take place on the Plaza.


 

July 4

Freedom Fest | Hoover Metropolitan Stadium

Freedom Fest will be held at the Hoover Met all day July 4. The free, family event starts at 5 p.m. and will feature music and entertainment, a car show and a fireworks display at 9 p.m.


 

July 5

Madcap Puppets | Hoover Public Library

Monsters of Baseball giant puppets bring the history and tradition of baseball alive through songs, stories and poems July 5 at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; July 6 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and July 7 at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.


 

July 6

Wednesday Walk & Talk | Hoover Public Library

Log some steps and chat about books, movies and more during an easy stroll around Howard Lake at 8:30 a.m. before the library opens. The walk begins and ends at the main library entrance. Call 444-7841 in case of inclement weather. The weekly walks will continue through July.


 

July 7

First Thursday Fiction Book Group: In the Unlikely Event | Hoover Public Library

Join the group as members discuss “In the Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume on July 7 at 10 a.m. The event is free and will be held in the Adult Programming Room.


 

July 8

Friday Night Flicks | Veterans Park

Grab a blanket, family and friends and head to Veterans Park on Valleydale Road in Hoover for a free, family-oriented movie July 8: “Shaun the Sheep.” The film will start at dusk. Follow Friday Flicks on Twitter or Facebook for weather updates affecting the movie @ByMovieParties.


 

July 9

Purl @ the Plaza | Hoover Public Library

Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts July 9 at 1 p.m. Bring yarn and knit, crochet or embroider with the group. The event is free and will be held in the Plaza.


 

July 10

The Matchcoats | Hoover Public Library

Country-blues and folk duo The Matchcoats combine vocal harmonies with guitar playing reminiscent of Mississippi John Hurt. The free performance will be July 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Library Plaza.

Young Artists Reception | Hoover Public Library

Celebrate the featured children’s gallery artists July 10 at 3 p.m. Awards will be given at 3:30 p.m. in the Children’s Programming Room.


 

July 11

Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey | Hoover Public Library

This powerful, uplifting documentary follows the USA Paralympic Sled Hockey team as they prepare for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The film is TV-PG and 90 minutes and will be shown at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 444-7840.

Helping Hands | Hoover Public Library

Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society July 11 at 3 p.m. The event is for adults and teens. For more information, call 444-7840.


 

July 12

Safari Greg | Hoover Public Library

Safari Greg provides a show that combines magic, big laughs and animal surprises. Safari Greg will visit the library July 12 at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; July 13 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and July 14 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Trivia Craze | Hoover Public Library

Think you know trivia? Compete on teams to see who knows the most facts July 12 at 6:30 p.m. Register through July 11 for grades 7-12. The event will be held in the Children’s Programming Room.


 

July 13

Wednesday Walk & Talk | Hoover Public Library

Every Wednesday in July, log some steps and chat about books, movies and more during an easy stroll around Howard Lake before the Hoover Public Library opens. The walk begins and ends at the main library entrance at 8:30 a.m. Call 444-7841 in case of inclement weather.


 

 July 14

Camp Half-Blood Training | Hoover Public Library

Help Percy and his demigod friends save the human world with games, snacks and crafts. Register through July 13 for grades 4-6. The event will be held July 14 at 4 p.m. at the Children’s Department.

Sweet Licks Dixieland Band | Hoover Public Library

Lively and fun Dixieland jazz band Sweet Licks Dixieland Band featuring clarinet, cornet, banjo and bass will perform at the library July 14 at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and will be held in the Library Plaza.


 July 15

Friday Flicks | Veterans Park

Grab a blanket, family and friends and head to Veterans Park on Valleydale Road in Hoover for a free, family-oriented movie July 15: “The Peanuts Movie.” The film will start at dusk.

 All Day Color & Chill

Coloring books aren’t just for kids. Bring friends, choose a picture page and let the colors flow as you chat and unwind July 15 at 9 a.m. The free event is for adults and teens. For more information, call 444-7840.


 July 16

American Ninja Warrior | Hoover Public Library

Want to know what it takes to compete in one of the world’s toughest obstacle courses? Come meet three of Alabama’s top athletes who can answer questions July 16 at 2 p.m. American Ninja Warrior veterans Jo Jo Bynum, Jimmy Bogle and Eddy Stewart will be at the library to discuss everything from their training regimens to the audition process to running the course and more. For information, call 444-7840.


 July 19

String Art | Hoover Public Library

Make string art to decorate a room July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Register July 4-July 18 for grades 7-12.


 July 22

Friday Flicks | Veterans Park

Grab a blanket, family and friends and head to Veterans Park on Valleydale Road in Hoover for a free, family-oriented movie July 22: “Kung Fu Panda 3.” The film will start at dusk.


 July 23

Mo-lympics | Hoover Public Library

Compete alongside Pigeon, Elephant, Piggie and other favorite characters in wacky Mo Willems-inspired events. All ages are welcome July 23 at 10:30 a.m.


 

July 26

Horizons Dinner | Hoover Senior Center

A Horizons Dinner will be held July 26 at 6 p.m. at the Hoover Senior Center, 400 Municipal Drive in Hoover.

Fandom Olympics Finale | Hoover Public Library

Is your fandom the best? Compete for gold against friends in the Olympic fandom games. Register July 11-July 25 for grades 7-12.

Doktor Kaboom | Hoover Public Library

Doktor Kaboom will visit the library July 26 at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; July 27 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and July 28 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.


 

July 29

Friday Flicks | Veterans Park

Grab a blanket, family and friends and head to Veterans Park on Valleydale Road in Hoover for a free, family-oriented movie July 29: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The film will start at dusk.


 

July 31

Harry Potter Birthday Bash | Hoover Public Library

Eat cake and celebrate getting into Hogwarts July 31 at 4 p.m. in the Children’s Department.