Birmingham Events Calendar: April 3rd – April 10th

The MOMS Market Springpaslooza is TODAY! (Sunday) Come see us and shop around with 100 vendors to choose from! We’ll be there from 1pm – 5pm handing goodies so make sure to say hi on your way in!

If you’re planning to shop with us, the husband with the kids to Homewood Library for “An Afternoon with the Pete the Cat” a special storytime and musical performance!

On this weeks calendar, you have 10 cent cookies at Whole Foods, a LEGO Mini build, Lowes Build and Grow workshop as well as 2 day Spring Fling at the Great Pumpkin Patch in Hayden. Enjoy your week and as always make sure to check and see if we’ve added anything new!

It’s Not Our Fault if Your Kids are Bored!

Sunday April 3rd:

MOMS Market Springpalooza – Pelham Civic Complex
Come out and join us for a great day of shopping fun, supporting local Moms with businesses as well as PADS (Parent Advocates – Down Syndrome) will be there, so stop by our table to say hi, we’ll have goodies and a chance to win a prize or two!
1pm – 5pm

An Afternoon with Pete the Cat – Homewood Library
Eric Litwin, The New York Times bestselling author of Pete the Cat, is coming for a special storytelling and musical performance to benefit The Bell Center. This is an afternoon of fun your children can’t miss!
Free admission, donations happily accepted!

Day out with Thomas – Heart of Dixie RR Museum
All little engineers are invited to take a train ride with Thomas! The fun-filled family experience includes photos with Sir Topham Hatt, putt-putt golf, jumpstation, petting zoo, bubble station, temporary tattoos, storytelling, videos, live music and hands-on fun in the Imagination Station! You’ll find commemorative activities, merchandise and give-aways available ONLY at this Day Out With Thomas event.The 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine will depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine, with departure times at 9:45 am through 3:45 pm daily. Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 are $18 for ages two and up.

Scholastic Chess Club at Books-A-Million Brookwood Village
In our upstairs Kids Nook.  Beginners are welcome, lessons
available, K-12, other mind sport activities are available such as
checkers and GO.  Free to attend!
2PM – 5PM


Monday April 4th:

Children’s Storytime – Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
Nature inspires creativity in children by engaging a full range of the senses. During Story Time we will stimulate the imagination by reading themed books about nature, wildlife, and the great outdoors. After the story, we make a craft that reflects the theme of the day. This program encourages a child’s limitless imagination. We will gather in the Tree Top Visitor Center’s Activity Hall for this Story Time adventure.

•$3/ $2 (member) •All children must be accompanied by an adult. •Suited for pre-school age. •Drop-ins welcome.


Tuesday April 5th:

LEGO Mini Build -Riverchase Galleria
Quantities are limited to approximately 250 per store and offer is good while supplies last only. Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One free per child. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. See store for more details.
LEGO Watering Can: begins at 5:00pm until supplies last.

10 Cent Cookie Tuesday – Whole Foods Market
While Supplies Last
Barring any cookie monster attacks we’ll have our silver dollar-size chocolate chip cookies, baked fresh in the Bakery, for just 10 cents each. Buy a whole bushel and freeze them for later!

Storytime – Homewood Library
Join us for the fun of it!  All ages welcome.

Together Time– Emmet O’Neal Library
The Letter “Y”
All Ages Welcome
9:30 or 10:30


Wednesday April 6th:

Storytime Science – McWane
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity for your early learner to experience science through literature. Enjoy an enriching story coupled with an intriguing science concept that is sure to spark the curiosity of your child.
COST: Included in cost of admission to the museum, FREE for members

Wonderful Wednesday Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Calling all divas! Come hear us read Little Diva by LaChanze Pinkney, and learn how a young girl wants to be like her starlet mom. Afterwards, we will tour our new Educational Toys & Games Department while sipping on something sweet from our Cafe.
11:oo am

Family Story Time with Mr MacNorth Shelby Library
Storyteller Extraordinaire – Come join Mr Mac and his musical storytime complete with puppets! All Ages, no registration required.

Storytime – Homewood Library
Join us for the fun of it!  All ages welcome.


Thursday April 7th:

Storytime Live – Hoover Public Library
Heads Up

PJ Storytime – Hoover Public Library
Dance Off


Friday April 8th:

Storyday with Ms NeNe – Whole Foods
Come meet Mrs. Renee Schmidt “NeNe” as we bring you our beloved storytime. Enjoy storyboards, songs and snacks!


Saturday April 9th:

The Great Pumpkin Patch Spring Fling
Live music, great food, inflatable park, craft fair, car show and more

Mt Laurel Spring Fling
Activities for kids, shopping, food vendors. Great way to kick off spring with the family!
10am – 3pm

Shape a Story and Rainbow a Rhyme – Hoover Public Library
Paint a new fairy tale, color a poem and spin tall tales with the wonder of fantasy, art and words. Ages 5-12.
Call to register Mar. 25 – Apr. 8.

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic
Spring sports are just starting up! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this awesome Sports Pinball game!

Super Saturday Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Dance with us as we read Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrede. His legs are too skinny, and his neck is too long! What will Gerald do at the jungle dance? Then explore our new Educational Toys & Games Department and have a tasty snack from our Cafe.


Sunday April 10th:

The Great Pumpkin Patch Spring Fling
Live music, great food, inflatable park, craft fair, car show and more

Little Naturalists Series – Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
Do you have fond memories of playing in the woods and want to share that wonder with your children? Or, if you missed out on nature experiences when you were young, now is your chance to experience the joy. Ruffner Mountain Nature Center provides a safe haven for youthful exploration for kids and adults alike. Each month, we will focus on a different topic, sparking interest and inspiring curiosity. Bring your budding naturalist to the mountain and let’s explore!

•$3/ $2 (member) •All children must be accompanied by an adult. •Suited for K – 2nd grade. •Drop-ins welcome.

Scholastic Chess Club at Books-A-Million Brookwood Village
In our upstairs Kids Nook.  Beginners are welcome, lessons
available, K-12, other mind sport activities are available such as
checkers and GO.  Free to attend!
2PM – 5PM


Local Attractions Open Daily!

McWane Science Center:

Itty Bitty Magic City
The mini-sized Magic City – complete with buildings and factories – encourages young learners to explore new skills as they join the cities’ workforce. By dressing up in a favorite career costume and becoming a steel worker, doctor, pilot scientist or train conductor, preschoolers take one small step into the world around them. While operating cranes, turning gears, pulling pulleys, and building structures – to name just a few of the hands-on activities – children expand their understanding of themselves as they experience how objects behave and how their own actions affect the objects around them. Little explorers are free to navigate this active learning area at their own pace, allowing creativity, fun and discovery to flourish in the Itty Bitty Magic City!

NatureScope –  Explore the great outdoors from inside the museum. McWane Science Center and the Birmingham Audubon Society are partnering to create a new exhibit called NatureScope. Explore the science of the birds and the bugs in this new area! Get up close and personal with some resident creepy crawlies! Learn what role insects play in our ecosystem with the decomposition chamber. Meet large bugs including emperor scorpions, a tarantula, and even a giant African millipede!

Animalopolis at the IMAX – ANIMALOPOLIS will take you on a voyage into the magical world of animals. A bit fanciful, a bit “Seussian” perhaps, a place of good natured humor, beauty and just plain fun for kids and their parents.

Birmingham Zoo:

Lorikeet Aviary – Our Lorikeet Aviary has more birds than ever! Zoo guests can feed these exotic birds every day. You and your family will see these birds’ behavior as they eat nectar out of your hand.
Weekends 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

PELICAN FEEDING – A great way to see our pelicans in action is to witness them eating their favorite treats near the pelican boardwalk.

RHINO ENCOUNTER – Embark on an African adventure and experience one of the world’s most extraordinary animals, the Southern White Rhino. Watch from only feet away as our zookeepers engage in hands-on interaction with the animals inside their African-themed exhibit. Don’t miss this exciting encounter with one of the largest mammals on the planet!
Weekdays: 3pm – 3:30pm
Weekends: 11:30am – Noon & 3pm – 3:30 pm

GIRAFFE FEEDING – This up close and personal animal encounter is a memory you and your family will have for a lifetime.
Weekday: 11am – Noon
Weekends: 10am – 11am  & 2pm – 3pm

Vulcan Park and Museum:

Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron statue; made of 100,000 pounds of iron and 56 feet tall, he stands at the top of Red Mountain overlooking the city of Birmingham. But, Vulcan is more than a statue. Vulcan Park and Museum features spectacular views of Birmingham, an interactive history museum that examines Vulcan and Birmingham’s story, and a beautiful public park for visitors and locals to enjoy. With an official information center that is operated by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vulcan Park and Museum serves as the first stop for visitors to the Birmingham area!

Railroad Park:

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as “Birmingham’s Living Room,” Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham’s downtown area with Southside and UAB’s campus.

Southern Museum of Flight:

Earn Your Wings – Bring your little pilot and soar above the clouds in our little pilots room. Kids enjoy building aircrafts, flying kites, and more.
Museum Open Tuesday – Thursday
9:30am – 4:30pm

Do you have or know of an event you would like to have added to our weekly calendar? Please email us at, subject line “Events Calendar” – We would love to hear from you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *