Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Jan 25th – 27th

Top picks for Weekend Fun in the ‘Ham!

  • Birmingham Bulls Hockey – Pelham Ice Complex

Vs Roanoke

As You Walk Through the Door, Your Hearts Starts Pumping! The irresistible lure of HOCKEY and the buzz of a packed house causes your ADRENALIN to surge. The music is PUMPING, the lights fade and the smoke swirls – and that’s just the beginning. Monster hits, UNBELIEVABLE GOALS and in-your-face hockey keeps you on the edge of your seat. The action is NON-STOP! With heart pounding music, and contests, what are you waiting for? It’s an EXPERIENCE to remember.

Friday, 7:30pm
Saturday, 7pm

  • Shelby County Extreme Bulls – Shelby County Exhibition Center

35 of the top bull riders face the best bulls in the country as they battle for the buckle! Family friendly event that everyone will enjoy! Tickets will only be available for purchase at the door the night of the event. Get there early! This event will sell out!

Gates open at 6pm
$15 to get in, 5 & Under are FREE!

Friday, 7:30pm
Saturday, 7:30pm

  • Family Storytime with Mr Mac – Emmet O Neal Library

Sing and dance along with songs, stories, and puppets

Saturday, 10:30am

  • Sea Lion Encounter – Birmingham Zoo

It’s your last chance to get wildly connected with the Birmingham Zoo! With new Behind-the-Scenes Encounters, you can get close to a Sea Lion and meet a Cassowary, all while learning from the Zoo’s expert Animal Care Professionals. Encounters include a tour of behind-the-scenes animal areas, time to ask the experts any questions you have, and more!

Saturday, 11am

  • 14th Annual Salamander Festival – Homewood Senior Center

Spotted salamanders come out only once a year, on a warm rainy night. The rest of the year, they live in the ground in burrows. They live in a rich forest habitat most of their lives, but need a wetland pool to mate and breed in.

A guided nature walk will place at 2:00 p.m. at Patriot Park in front of the Senior Center.

3:00 – Festival begins inside with Salamanders and activities. Also, displays with Fish, Frogs, Turtles and Crayfish – Free arts & crafts for kids to make. Fossils, Microscopes, Recycling, Fishing, Southern trees, Carnivorous plants, and much more.

3:45 – Welcome from Friends of Shades Creek & City of Homewood – Awards and Door prizes

4:00 – Presentation: “Critters of Shades Creek” – Gordon Black, Cahaba River Society

4:15 – Salamander Dancing with Heidi and the salamander story with Olivia

Enjoy Music with the Rob Angus Band until 5:30!
Snacks, popcorn and assorted drinks are available at the festival – $1.00. The festival is free and is for all ages.

Saturday, 2pm

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