A new school year is about to start, but the summer season is still providing those extra hours of daylight we can all enjoy. Check our list of events happening in the area as you plan your last days of summer.

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Aug. 6



SuperTarget

6 p.m.

Families can meet our heroes in uniform – local law enforcement and public safety officers – and see the tools of their trades. In addition, local business exhibits, food trucks, a car show, inflatables and giveaways will add to the fun. Best of all, the event is free and open to the public.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

It’s time again to watch our hometown boys go to battle on the gridiron. Show your team spirit at the Hoover and Spain Park varsity football games on Friday nights the next two months.

Hoover Buccaneers

Aug. 23: at Central Phenix City (Cramton Bowl), 7 p.m.

Aug. 30: at Milton (Cocoa, Florida), 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 6: at Thompson, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: vs. Hewitt-Trussville, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: vs. Oak Mountain, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: Bye

More dates available at hooverhighathletics.com. 

Spain Park Jaguars

Aug. 23: at Hillcrest High School, 7 p.m.

Aug. 30: vs. Bessemer City, 7 p.m.

Sept. 6: at Vestavia Hills, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: vs. Mountain Brook, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: at Hewitt-Trussville, 7 p.m.

More dates available at spainparkathletics.org.

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FARMERS’ MARKETS

August-September

Everyone knows the freshest, most delicious produce comes from local farmers. Check out these farmers’ markets in Hoover to know where you can snap up all the best fruits and vegetables.

• The Marketplace at Lee Branch

Open Saturdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Lee Branch Shopping Center parking lot

More information: Themarketplaceatleebranch.com

• Valleydale Farmers Market

Open Saturdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church

More information: Valleydalefarmersmarket.com

WHAT TO DO IN HOOVER

Aug. 1
First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Pachinko
Hoover Public Library
10 a.m.

Aug. 4
Sunday NovelTea: All the Single Ladies
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

Aug. 7
Dogwood in Concert
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Aug. 8
Friends of the Library Present: Dolores Hydock
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Aug. 9
BabyPalooza
Hoover Met Complex
10 a.m.

Aug. 10
Purl on the Plaza
Hoover Public Library
1 p.m.

Aug. 14
Hoover Arts Council Meeting
Hoover Public Library
5 p.m.

Aug. 15-18
Pickleball Tournament
Hoover Met Complex

Aug. 17
Insatiable Readers: I’m with the Band!
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.

 

Aug. 20
Glue Gun Gang: Crepe Paper Flowering Topiary
Hoover Public Library
6:30 p.m.

Aug. 22
Trivia Night: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth-Grader?
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Aug. 24
Write Club
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.

Aug. 26
Monday at the Movies: Going in Style
Hoover Public Library
2 p.m.

Aug. 27
New Horizons Dinner
Hoover Senior Center
6 p.m.

Aug. 29-Sept. 1
CASC Gun Show
Hoover Met Complex

Aug. 30
Vintage Videos: Dial M for Murder (1954)
Hoover Public Library
2 p.m.

AROUND TOWN

Aug. 2+3
Secret Stages – Music Discovery Festival
41st Street in Avondale

Aug. 2-4
Red Mountain Theatre Company Presents
Getting to Know … Footloose
RMTC Cabaret Theatre

Aug. 3
Ensley High School Class of 1969 50-Year Reunion
The Club in Birmingham
6:30 p.m.

Aug. 3
Shelby County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet
Rolling Hills Campground in Calera
6:30 p.m.

Aug. 3
Ensley High School Class of 1969 Fifty-Year Reunion
The Club in Birmingham
6:30 p.m.

Aug. 7-11
Birmingham Barons vs. Montgomery Biscuits
Regions Field

Aug. 10
Water Lantern Festival
Railroad Park in Birmingham
4 p.m.

Aug. 11
The Pink Bride Wedding Show
BJCC
11 a.m.

 

Aug. 16
The Steeldrivers
Lyric Theatre
8 p.m.

Aug. 19-25
Sidewalk Film Festival
Alabama Theatre

Aug. 21
Judah & The Lion: Pep Talks World Wide Tour
Legacy Arena at BJCC
7:30 p.m.

Aug. 24
Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival
Fourth Avenue Historic District in Birmingham
2 p.m.

Aug. 24
Black Jacket Symphony Present: Eagles Hotel California
BJCC
8 p.m.

Aug. 29
Improv Jam
The Dance Foundation
6:30 p.m.

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email emily.sparacino@hooversmagazine.com to submit yours.