Looking for a good race, live music, a football game or an educational activity for the family? We have you covered with this lineup of Hoover events happening this month.

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Sept. 1

Ross Bridge 8K & Health Expo



7 a.m.

Ross Bridge Village Center

The Ross Bridge 8K is a race experience like no other, and the fun continues afterward with entertainment, vendor booths and a health exposition near the start/finish line. Medals will be given away for the top three finishers in each age category, plus grand prizes for the top male and female. The race will be chip timed this year to provide more accurate results. Proceeds from the events will benefit Alabama Teen Challenge. For more than 50 years, Teen Challenge has been providing quality residential, low-cost drug and alcohol recovery programs for individuals of all ages. For more information, visit alatc.org.

Sept. 22

Head Over Teal 5K

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.

 Sept. 13

The Black Lillies

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

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

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