August 2016 Calendar

Published 9:08 am Monday, August 8, 2016

Aug. 1

Discoveries in the Making — Cystic Fibrosis: A New Approach

Hoover Public Library

Discoveries in the Making is an educational outreach program that seeks to share the newest research and exciting progress being made by UAB graduate students. The event is free for all and begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Hoover Public Library.


Aug. 2

National Night Out

The Super Target Parking Lot

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and encourage participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are fighting back. This free event is from 6 to 8 p.m. and will be held at The Super Target Parking Lot located at The Grove. For more information, call 444-7500.


Aug. 3

Summer Reading 2016: On your mark, get set… Read!

Hoover Public Library

Summer Reading program for babies through rising sixth grade. Read for fun, and receive prizes. Last day to redeem prizes is Aug. 3. 


Medium Cindy Kaza

Comedy Club StarDome

Comedy Club StarDome presents Cindy Kaza, an evidential medium based out of Nashville, Tenn. This event starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $25.


Veterans Events

Hoover Tactical Firearms

Veterans Employment Training Services (VETS) is offering resume services and career mentorships from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 1561 Montgomery Highway in Hoover. Call 973-0025 for more information.


Aug. 4

First Thursday Fiction Book Group: After I’m Gone

Hoover Public Library

The First Thursday Fiction Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. in the adult program room. The group will discuss “After I’m Gone” by Laura Lippman. For more information, call 444-7820.


Dave Crenshaw Jazz Group

Hoover Public Library

Drummer Dave Crenshaw has toured with international superstar R&B singer Maxwell and is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He will lead a jazz combo for his performance here. This free event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in The Plaza.


Aug. 5

Gospel Concert

Hoover Senior Center

The Hoover Senior Center will host a gospel concert beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 5. Contact 739-6700 for more information.


Aug. 11

Second Thursday Fiction Book Cllub: In the Unlikely Event

Hoover Public Library

The Second Thursday Fiction Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. in the adult program room. The group will discuss “In the Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume. For more information, call 444-7820.


Aug. 12

Lester Bibbs

Comedy Club StarDome

Comedy Club presents Lester Bibbs. Lester Bibbs’ off-the-hook humor has landed him appearances on BET, HBO and Showtime, not to mention gigs alongside such well-known comedians as Jerry Seinfeld and Steve Harvey. In addition to Stand-Up, Lester has made his debut in comedy films. He was a title character in the recent movie release, “The Rev Do Wrong Ain’t Right.” Shows are from Aug. 12-14, and tickets are $16.50.


All Day Color and Chill

Hoover Public Library

Chat and unwind with your friends while coloring at Hoover Public Library’s All Day Color and Chill. This free event begins at 9 a.m. for adults and teens. Call 444-7840 for more information.


Aug. 13

Purl @ the Plaza

Hoover Public Library

The Hoover Public Library presents this free event at Hoover Public Library. Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider. Work on your projects, and make new friends in the process.


Aug. 16

Glue Gun Gang: Watermelon Wreath

Hoover Public Library

Make a fluffy watermelon-inspired wreath using tulle. Adults only. Free! Reservations required. Sign up begins Aug. 1. Call 444-7840 for more information.


Aug. 19

After Hours @ the Plaza: Library Bingo

Round up your family and friends to compete for great prizes while playing a classic game with a library twist. Refreshments provided. This free event begins at 7 p.m. in the plaza and reading room. For more information, call the Circulation Department at 444-7800.


Aug. 26

Mike Epps

Comedy Club StarDome

Comedy Club presents Mike Epps, a mega movie and comedic star. Epps has performed in The Honeymooners, Next Friday, Friday After Next, How High and All About the Benjamins to name a few. For ticket information, call 444-0008.


Aug. 27

Nitro Circus Live

Hoover Metropolitan Stadium

Featuring 30 of the world’s best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and anything you can imagine with wheels. Plus, a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50 feet into the air, by the crazy Nitro daredevils. Expect to see the world’s biggest and most dangerous stunts, in a fully choreographed, actions sports, theatrical spectacular! The event begins at 6 p.m. For more information on admission tickets, email


Write Club

Hoover Public Library

Meet and mingle with your fellow amateur poets and novelists. The goal of Write Club is to inspire and encourage literary involvement in the community by providing an environment in which local authors can network, share their writing and offer each other moral support and constructive criticism. This free event begins at 10:30 a.m. at Hoover Public Library. Contact 444-7820 for more information.


Aug. 28

Philos Moore

Hoover Public Library

Hoover Public Library presents Philos Moore. Philos Moore is a singer/songwriter from Birmingham who performs a unique blend of Americana, folk and alt-country. This free event starts at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 444-7821.