Fall Freebies

Are you looking for something fun and FREE to do with your family throughout the Fall in the Birmingham area? Check out these free events happening over the next couple of months:

Family Fun Friday at Railroad Park

When: Every Friday (depending on weather)

Location: 1800 First Avenue S, Birmingham, Alabama 35233

Time: 6:00 PM

This class invites collaboration and a little friendly competition with team activities like kickball, soccer, and whiffle ball. A new game each week keeps it interesting, with low to high impact games promoting exercise, mental health and fun. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You will be required to sign-in each time you participate in this class.

Setting Financial Goals: Family Money Skills

When: October 15th

Location: United Way of Central Alabama – 3600 8th Avenue S, Birmingham, AL, 35232

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM

This free event includes lunch and helpful tips to set realistic financial goals that are helpful for the entire family! Registration will be open soon. Contact Judy Woods jwoods@uwca.org with any questions.

Super Smash Bros. Tournament for Teens (Vestavia)

When: August 30th

Location: Library in the Forest – Vestavia Hills Public Library, 1221 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Time: 4:00 PM

Who will reign supreme in this battle royale of epic proportions? Dominate the competition and win an Amazon gift card! Snacks served. For Teens Grade 6-12. For more information, contact the Vestavia Hills Public Library at (205) 978-0158.

Movers and Makers

When: September 4th   (Every Wednesday)

Location: Emmit O’Neal Public Library – 50 Oak Street, Mountain Brook, AL 35123

Time: 1:30 PM

Build cooperation, reading, and school readiness skills for your story time loving kids. Ages 3-5. Registration required, call 205-879-0497 to register!

WINCinthePARK

When: September 7th

Location: Railroad Park – 1600 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233

Time: 4 – 6 PM

Our annual WINCinthePARK 2019 is almost here! Come join Workmanship Incorporated on September 7, 2019 from 4pm-6pm at Birmingham’s beautiful Railroad Park for Pop-up Yoga + Zumba classes! We will be accepting donations for Extended Hands Alliance, Inc. as admission, so bring your yoga mat, energy, and love for a fun afternoon out with WINC! Donated Items Needed: men’s shorts, toothbrushes, deodorant, backpacks w/zipper. Monetary donations received will be given to Extended Hands Alliance, Inc.

Homeschool 4H Club

When: September 17th

Location: Pelham Public Library – 2000 Pelham Park Boulevard, Pelham, AL 35124

Time: 10:00 AM

Learn about the world around you with this monthly 4-H club just for homeschool kids. Join us in the Maker Space at 10:00 a.m.

Glean: Quarterly Cultural Exchange & Technical Dance Training

When: September 21st

Location: Veterans Park – 4800 Valleydale Road, Hoover, AL 35242

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other dancers, sharpen your technical skills, and grow cross culturally. We encourage dance ministries, dance groups, and individuals to attend. The training is free; however, registration is required. Email dancenationsinc@gmail.com for more information.

12 Below: Something Cool After School for Tweens

When: Month of September on Wednesdays

Location: Vestavia Hills Public Library – 1221 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Time: 3:30 PM

Join Ms. Holly on Wednesdays at 3:30 for a fun tween program at the Vestavia Library. Trivia, Gaming, Arts & Crafts, Movies, Holiday Fun & So MUCH More. It’s for 12 Bel°w or Ages 8-12!  Snacks served. We can’t wait to see you there!

September Schedule:

September 4-Kickoff Party (Beach themed fun including games, sand and snacks)

September 11- Gamechanger (Video games and Board Games)

September 18- Art Group (Let your creativity shine through art projects)

September 25- Hangout at The Hills (Come watch a newly released movie, doodle, chill and get to know other tweens)

Free Concerts in the Park – Heritage Park

When: Every Thursday in September beginning the 12th

Location: Heritage Park – 1705 Lee Ave SW, Cullman, AL 35055

Time: 6 – 8 PM

Join us every Thursday in September at Heritage Park for our FREE Concerts in the Park series! Concerts will take place at the fountain area of the park from 6pm until 8pm every Thursday in September! Bring your own lawn chair, and be ready to dance and have fun! Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Harvest Festival at Oak Mountain State Park

When: October 12th

Location: Oak Mtn State Park – 200 Terrance Dr. Pelham, AL 35124

Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

*The Festival is Free with park admission costs.*

Parking is FREE and available in the Park Office Lot, the Beach Parking Lot, the Multi-Use Field, South Trail head Lot, and the Playground Parking Lot. The Alabama Wildlife Center will be at the Harvest Festival with a variety of their glove trained education raptors for you to meet! Get to know their feathered ambassadors! They will be at the Festival from 9am until 5pm! The Oak Mountain Interpretive Center is joining us with their Education Ambassadors!! Come and meet snakes, turtles, and other native residents of Oak Mountain State Park! They will join us for the entire festival! The Rusted Roof Barn is bringing some of their ponies for pony rides from iam-2:30pm! Pony rides will be $5 per ride (Pony rides are for ages 3-12). We will also have Cricket, the miniature Unicorn on site for pictures! Pictures will be $1 each! This year, to help with lines, The Rusted Roof barn will have a “fast pass” option! This vendor accepts CASH ONLY. The Alabama Mineral And Lapidary Society is a non-profit club that will be joining us at our Annual Harvest Festival on October 12th! They will be on site letting kiddos pan for gems (in a kiddie pool), touch/look/learn about minerals and rocks found naturally in our ecosystem, provide grab bags for the kids that are full of minerals/fossils/rocks/gemstones for them to take home, rock painting for the little ones, and have a geode cracking station so the kids can see first-hand how geodes are structured! Rock painting is free but donations are accepted. They will have membership information for the club, and geological maps and postcard of Alabama for you to have! They will also have a cab machine set up to demonstrate how they turn rocks into cabochons! Mountain High Outfitters is joining us again this year to provide SUP and kayak Demos! Take a paddle on Double Oak Lake and get some introductory tips on how to SUP and Kayak! They will also have the latest outdoor gear, games, and other items for sale! If that wasn’t enough, they are also bringing out their Rock Wall!! Come Paddle, Shop, and Climb with Mountain High Outfitters during the Harvest Festival!

Liberty Church Fall Festival

When: November 13, 2019

Location: Liberty Church, 2732 Old Rocky Ridge Rd, Birmingham, AL 35216

Time: 11 AM – 3 PM

Join us for this completely free Fall Festival that is perfect for families with kids of all ages! There will be tons of candy, inflatables, a movie, games for all ages, giveaways, hay ride, music, and a chili cookoff! The date is undetermined yet.

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Grace Klein Community, 1678 Montgomery Highway. #104, Birmingham, AL 35216

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