25 Things to do in Hoover in June

The Ross Bridge Farmers Market is just one of the many events going on around Hoover this month.

The Ross Bridge Farmers Market is just one of the many events going on around Hoover this month.

June 1
Summer Camp: Painting, Pounding, Picking, Pressing Grades K-2
Aldridge Gardens
Young designers and crafters will have the opportunity June 1-5 from 9 a.m. to noon to experiment with various natural art supplies to create unique and fun projects inspired by the Gardens. They will use paints, fabrics, ferns, leaves, blooms, patterns and colors that pop. Campers will gain new skills, exercise their creativity and enjoy their dynamic expressions in the Gardens. The instructor is Morgan Barrow, B.S. and M.A. Early Childhood Education. For more information, contact Audrey Ann Wilson at aawilson@aldridgegardens.com or 682-8019 ext. 104.

Summer Camp: Chemistry and Construction Kids Grades 2-4
Aldridge Gardens
Calling all kids who like building and experimenting. Children entering grades 2-4 can enroll in camp June 1-5 from 9 a.m. to noon for a week of chemistry and construction as they learn about safe chemical reactions, states of matter and pH balance. They will build structures from materials including tubes, wires, pipes, cans, sticks, magna tiles and more. The instructor is Julia Aho, M.A. Early Childhood and Elementary Education. For more information, contact Audrey Ann Wilson at aawilson@aldridgegardens.com or 682-8019 ext. 104.

Summer Camp: American Girls Grades 2-4
Aldridge Gardens
Girls entering grades 2-4 are invited to bring their dolls to camp at Aldridge Gardens on June 1-5 from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will explore the magic of the Gardens, make all kinds of accessories and crafts for themselves and their dolls — and even have a tea party. The instructor is Linda Cronican, B.A. Elementary Education. For more information, contact Audrey Ann Wilson at aawilson@aldridgegardens.com or 682-8019 ext. 104.

Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power
Inverness Vineyard Church
This year’s Vacation Bible School, “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power,” will be held June 1-5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is for children in pre-K through fifth grade.

June 2
Sumo!
Hoover Public Library
Calling all shin-deshi! Come by the first-ever sumo-wrestling tournament to kickoff summer reading at 6:30 p.m. The event is for grades 7-12. For more information, call the library at 444-7800.

June 5
Ross Bridge Farmers Market
Ross Bridge
Find local produce, jewelry, dog treats, food, live entertainment and more at the Ross Bridge Farmers Market every Friday from 3-7 p.m. until Aug. 14.

Free Friday Flicks
Veterans Park
Watch a free, family-friendly movie each Friday night at Veterans Park, presented by Backyard Movie Parties. The movie starts at dusk, and there will also be Papa John’s Pizza. Follow @BYMovieParties on Twitter for weather updates or cancellations. Read more about the event and which movie is showing here.

June 6
Hydrangeas Under the Stars
Aldridge Gardens
Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey and Carolyn Ivey will serve as honorary host and hostess again this year at Aldridge Gardens’ annual fundraiser and garden gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a special evening of food, entertainment and silent and live auctions all to benefit Aldridge Gardens. Reception and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. Dinner and live auction begin at 7 p.m. The Master of Ceremonies is Brenda Ladun and auctioneer is Ken Jackson. For more information, contact Tynette Lynch at tlynch@aldridgegardens.com or 682-8019.

Tabletop Board Game Day
Hoover Public Library
Come by for a day of tabletop board games starting at 10 a.m. Have a game, but don’t know how to play it? The library will be showing episodes of YouTube’s “Tabletop.” For more information, call 444-7800.

June 7
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: France
Hoover Public Library
Coffee-ol-ogy Café presents free programs on food and coffee from around the world. Participants will explore French cuisine at 2:30 p.m. Complimentary samples will be provided. For more information, call 444-7800.

June 8
Vacation Bible School
Valleydale Church
Valleydale Church’s Vacation Bible School, “Treasure Hunters,” will take children through the book of Daniel June 8-12. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will learn about the life of Daniel through Bible study, recreation and other surprises. VBS will be held from 8:45 a.m. to noon each day (free). Early drop-off begins at 7:30 a.m. (free). Afternoon Camp will be noon to 5 p.m. ($80 for the first child and $50 for each additional sibling).

June 9
Trivia Craze
Hoover Public Library
Think you know trivia? Compete on teams to see who knows the most facts on June 9 at 6:30 p.m. The event is for grades 7-12. For more information, call 444-7800.

June 10
Hot Rod Power Tour
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
The 21st running of the Hot Rod Power Tour will return with new features for spectators, participants and auto enthusiasts from noon to 7 p.m. The tour is free for spectators. Participants can register a vehicle for just one day or the entire tour. Vehicle registration is open to any year, make or model of hot rod. For more information, visit Hotrod.com.

June 11
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Hoover Public Library
The group will discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd at 10 a.m. The event is free to attend. For more information, call 444-7800.

Debbie Bond
Hoover Public Library
Singer, guitarist and songwriter Debbie Bond has been an active part of the Alabama blues scene for more than 30 years. She regularly performed with the likes of Eddie Kirkland and Willie King, as well as fronting her own band. She will perform at the library at 6:30 p.m.

Coffee & Contacts at Burke’s Outlet
Burke’s Outlet in Hoover
Coffee & Contacts will be held at Burke’s Outlet from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Burke’s Outlet is located at 5025 U.S. 280 Suite 105 (Inverness at Valleydale and U.S. 280). Contact Sonya Shepard at str30540@beallsinc.com or Burkesoutlet.com for information.

June 12
Ross Bridge Farmers Market
Ross Bridge
Find local produce, jewelry, dog treats, food, live entertainment and more at the Ross Bridge Farmers Market every Friday from 3-7 p.m. until Aug. 14.

Free Friday Flicks
Veterans Park
Watch a free, family-friendly movie each Friday night at Veterans Park, presented by Backyard Movie Parties. The movie starts at dusk, and there will also be Papa John’s Pizza. Follow @BYMovieParties on Twitter for weather updates or cancellations. Read more about the event and which movie is showing here.

June 13
Aubie 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run in Memory of Meredith Maddox
Veterans Park
The 5K will begin at 8 a.m., and the 1-mile Fun Run will start at 9 a.m. The proceeds will go to the Greater Birmingham Auburn Club scholarship endowment fund. Read more about the event on its Facebook page.

June 18
Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Hoover Country Club
The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will be held at Hoover Country Club at 11:15 a.m. on June 18. The event will include networking and a noon luncheon. Make reservations by June 15. The cost is $20 or $22 without reservations. Contact Lisa Dunbar at 988-5672 or lisa@hooverchamber.org for reservations.

June 19
Ross Bridge Farmers Market
Ross Bridge
Find local produce, jewelry, dog treats, food, live entertainment and more at the Ross Bridge Farmers Market every Friday from 3-7 p.m. until Aug. 14.

Free Friday Flicks
Veterans Park
Watch a free, family-friendly movie each Friday night at Veterans Park, presented by Backyard Movie Parties. The movie starts at dusk, and there will also be Papa John’s Pizza. Follow @BYMovieParties on Twitter for weather updates or cancellations. Read more about the event and which movie is showing here.

June 25
Business After Hours
Aldridge Gardens
Business After Hours will be held at Aldridge Gardens on June 25. For more information, contact Tynette Lynch at 682-8019 or tlynch@aldridgegardens.com.

June 26
Ross Bridge Farmers Market
Ross Bridge
Find local produce, jewelry, dog treats, food, live entertainment and more at the Ross Bridge Farmers Market every Friday from 3-7 p.m. until Aug. 14.

Free Friday Flicks
Veterans Park
Watch a free, family-friendly movie each Friday night at Veterans Park, presented by Backyard Movie Parties. The movie starts at dusk, and there will also be Papa John’s Pizza. Follow @BYMovieParties on Twitter for weather updates or cancellations. Read more about the event and which movie is showing here.

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