It’s time to don your red, white and blue for July 4th festivities, plus check out the many other activities happening around Hoover this month.

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July 1

Hamilton Musical Throw-Down



Hoover Public Library

6:30 p.m.

Teens, do you think you’re experts on the Broadway musical Hamilton? You can test your trivia knowledge, finish the lyrics and simply show how much you love Hamilton at what promises to be an unforgettable event. Anyone in grades 7-12 is welcome to attend with prior registration starting June 17.

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July 3

All American Indoor Picnic

Hoover Senior Center

12 p.m.

Local seniors are invited to celebrate Independence Day with live music from the band The Flying Ginny and an all-American lunch. The cost is $5, and those wanting to attend should sign up by Tuesday, July 2. For more information, call (205) 739-6700 or go to hooverseniorcenter@hooveralabama.gov.

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Through July 26

Friday Night Flicks

Veterans Park on Valleydale Road

7-9 p.m.

Friday nights + movies + summertime = perfection! Bring a blanket and round up your family and friends for free movies at Veterans Park each Friday in July. The film will start at dusk. Follow @BYMovieParties on Twitter or Facebook for weather updates potentially affecting the movies.

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July 23

Hoover New Horizons Dinner Dance

Hoover Senior Center

6 p.m.

This event promises an evening of good food and even better music by The Larry Albright Band. Dancing is a must! The cost is $10, and the deadline to sign up is Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m. (or until capacity is reached). For more information, call (205) 739-6700 or visit hooverseniorcenter@hooveralabama.gov.

WHAT TO DO IN HOOVER

July 3
Patriotic Picnic
Hoover Senior Center
12 p.m.

July 8
Teen Movie Night Out
Hoover Public Library
4 p.m.

July 10
Adidas Gauntlet
The Finley Center

July 13
Purl on the Plaza

July 14
Geni Skendo & Keith Beard in Concert
Hoover Public Library
2:30 p.m.

July 15
Summer Finale – Glow Party
Hoover Public Library
6:30 p.m.

July 18
Jammin’ on the Plaza
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

July 20+21
AGCA Gun Show
The Finley Center

July 20
Bird Walk
Aldridge Gardens

July 23
New Horizons Dinner
Hoover Senior Center
6 p.m.

July 25-28
Prep Baseball Report
Hoover Met and Complex Fields

July 26-28
SciFi/Fantasy Fest
Hoover Public Library
All Day

July 26
Friday Night Flicks Rain Date
Veterans Park
7 p.m.

July 30
Kick Off Kindergarten
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.

AROUND TOWN

Select Fridays & Sundays
Various Movies
Alabama Theatre
alabamatheatre.com for listings

Saturdays
The Market at Pepper Place
8 a.m.-noon

July 4
Thunder on the Mountain
Fireworks Show
Vulcan Park & Museum
9 p.m.

July 4-9
Birmingham Barons vs. Pensacola
Regions Field

July 12-Aug. 4
Red Mountain Theatre Company Presents
Matilda the Musical
Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre
Alabama School of Fine Arts

July 17
Flicks Among the Flowers
Field of Dreams
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
6 p.m. Gates, 8 p.m. Film

July 18-21
Birmingham Barons vs. Tennessee
Regions Field

July 19-21
Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre

July 22-26
Birmingham Barons vs. Chattanooga
Regions Field

July 26-Aug. 4
Mary Poppins Jr.
Virginia Samford Theatre

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