Whether you’re looking for a night out with the family, a 5K to run or a local concert, Hoover is the right place to be this month.

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National Night Out

Aug. 7



6 p.m.

Super Target Parking Lot – The Grove

Where else can you meet local police officers and firefighters, have an up-close look at each department’s equipment, eat delicious food from various food trucks and win giveaways? 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 that neighborhoods are fighting back.

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Cornhole & Corndogs Charity Tournament

Aug. 4

2 p.m.

Riverchase Country Club

The inaugural Cornhole & CornDOGS Charity Tournament benefitting the Shelby Humane Society will be held Aug. 4 from 2-7 p.m. at Riverchase Country Club. The event will feature live music, a 50/50 raffle, satellite bar, cash prize to the winner and more. Fees are: $40 for adults and $15 for juniors per team through July 31; and $50 for adults and $15 for juniors per team the day of the tournament. To register or for more information, visit Riverchasecc.com/corndog.

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Enchanting Ethiopian Eating

Aug. 2

6 p.m.

Aldridge Gardens

Taste and learn how to make Injera (Ethiopian flatbread), as well as an appetizer, an entrée, a side, a dessert … and even tea. This will be led by Gini Mohammad from Red Sea Ethiopian and Mediterranean Restaurant in the Aldridge Gardens house from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $30 for Aldridge Gardens members and $35 for nonmembers. Space is limited.

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23rd Annual Golf Classic

Aug. 27

7 a.m.

Riverchase Country Club

This annual golf tournament helps support the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship program and provides operational money for the chamber. More details are available by calling (205) 988-5672.

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Head Over Teal 5K

Sept. 22

7 a.m.

The Preserve

The ninth annual Head Over Teal Race Day and Fall Festival is set for 2018. The 5K and 10K courses wind through the Preserve and are open to people and pets who want to walk or run their way to the finish line. Onsite registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m. sharp. Everyone – even those who choose not to participate in the 5K and 10K events – is invited to attend the free fall festival after the race. Festivities include food, live music, vendors, a fun photo booth, inflatables, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more on the lawn at the Preserve Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon. Online registration is available by visiting ThinkOfLaura.org/HeadOverTeal.

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The Black Lillies

Sept. 13

7:30 p.m.

Moonlight on the Mountain

The Black Lillies website provides perhaps the best description of this group: “an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries between folk, soul, red dirt country, blues and rock.” And they’ll be playing right here in Hoover. Tickets are $15 in advance through Eventbrite and $18 at the venue the day of the show. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Seating is general admission. More details about the band can be found at theblacklillies.com.

WHAT TO DO IN HOOVER

Aug. 2
First Thursday Fiction Book Group
Hoover Public Library
10-11 a.m.

Aug. 3-5
Nephew Tommy
StarDome Comedy Club
Times vary

Aug. 5
Sunday NovelTea
Hoover Public Library
3-4 p.m.

Aug. 6
Karaoke Nights with Rickey Smiley
StarDome Comedy Club
7 p.m.

Aug. 12
Homeschool Artist Reception
Hoover Public Library
3-4 p.m.

Aug. 14
August Glue Gun Gang: Pineapple Luminaries
Hoover Public Library
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Aug. 16
Junior from The Steve Harvey Morning Show
StarDome Comedy Club
7:30 p.m.

Aug. 16
The Wonderful World of Disney Trivia Night
Hoover Public Library
7-8:30 p.m.

Aug. 18
Insatiable Readers: Books About Books
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Aug. 23
Sally Barris & the Birmingham Boys
Hoover Public Library
7-8:30 p.m.

Aug. 24
Spain Park vs. Hillcrest football game
Spain Park High School
7 p.m.

Aug. 24-25
Sheryl Underwood
StarDome Comedy Club
Times vary

Aug. 25
Hoover vs. Pinson Valley football game
Hoover Met
11 a.m.

Aug. 26
Pen & Paper RPG Society
Hoover Public Library
1:30-5:30 p.m.

Aug. 27
Monday at the Movies – You’ve Got Mail
Hoover Public Library
2-4:30 p.m., 6:30-9 p.m.

Aug. 31
Hoover vs. St. John’s
Hoover High School
7 p.m.

Sept. 1-2
Jess Hilarious
StarDome Comedy Club
6:30 p.m.

Sept. 7
Spain Park vs. Vestavia Hills football game
Spain Park High School
7 p.m.

Sept. 7
Hoover vs. Thompson
Hoover Met
7 p.m.

Sept. 8
The Brisket Belt Tour
StarDome Comedy Club
7 p.m.

Sept. 8
Purl @ the Plaza
Hoover Public Library
1-5 p.m.

Sept. 9
Sofia Talvik
Hoover Public Library
2:30-3:45 p.m.

Sept. 10
Helping Hands
Hoover Public Library
3-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 11-13
Dyon Brooks
StarDome Comedy Club
7:30 p.m.

Sept. 12
Jammin’ on the Plaza
Hoover Public Library
7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 15
Insatiable Readers: Crime Through Time
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sept. 20
I Love the 60s Trivia Night
Hoover Public Library
7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 21
Spain Park vs. Hewitt-Trussville football game
Spain Park High School
7 p.m.

Sept. 24
Monday at the Movies – Hail, Caesar!
Hoover Public Library
2-4:30 p.m./6:30-9 p.m.

Sept. 29
Write Club
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sept. 30
Pen & Paper RPG Society
Hoover Public Library
1:30-5:30 p.m.

AROUND TOWN

Aug. 2-6
Birmingham Barons vs. Mobile BayBears
Regions Field

Aug. 3-4
Secret Stages
Music Discovery Festival
Avondale

Aug. 3+10
Animal House (3rd)
Rebel Without a Cause (10th)
Alabama Theatre

Aug. 5+12
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (5th)
Gone with the Wind (12th)
Alabama Theatre

Aug. 9
Live at the Lyric: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Lyric Theatre

Aug. 10-19
Birmingham Restaurant Week

Aug. 14
Wiz Khalifa & Rae Sreummurd
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Aug. 14-18
Birmingham Barons vs. Tennessee Smokies
Regions Field

Aug. 20-26
Sidewalk Film Festival
Downtown Birmingham

Aug. 24-26
Rick & Bubba Outdoor Expo
BJCC Exhibition Halls

Aug. 24-28
Birmingham Barons vs. Jackson Generals
Regions Field

Aug. 31
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Sept. 6
Three Dog Night
Alabama Theatre

Sept. 7
Steven Curtis Chapman SCC Solo
The Lyric Theatre

Sept. 7-9
PAW Patrol Live! Race To The Rescue
BJCC Concert Hall

Sept. 13
Portugal The Man
BJCC Concert Hall

Sept. 13
Bobby Horton Presents Songs and Stories of the Civil War
Samford Wright Center

Sept. 13
ASO Unwined: Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony
Alys Stephens Center

Sept. 13-30
Hello, Dolly!
Virginia Samford Theatre

Sept. 14
k.d. lang
Alys Stephens Center

Sept. 21
Birmingham Does Broadway
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Samford Wright Center

Sept. 21-22+28-29
At Home Presented by Alabama Ballet
Alabama Ballet Center for Dance

Sept. 27-29
St. George Middle Eastern Food Festival
St. George Greek-Catholic Milkite Church

Sept. 28
The Land of Yangalele
Alys Stephens Center

Sept. 28
Tim Hawkins Live with Dustin Nickerson
Samford Wright Center

Sept. 29
Irondale Whistle Stop Festival
Historic Downtown Irondale

Sept. 29
Fiesta
Linn Park

Sept. 29-30
Great Southern Gun & Knife Show
BJCC Exhibition Hall

Sept. 30
Rickie Lee Jones with Special Guest Anders Osborne
Alys Stephens Center