Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun February 9th – February 11th

Looks like a rainy weekend in the ‘Ham! For any outdoor activities make sure to check the event on their website or Facebook to make sure everything is still a go!

  • Backyard Adventures at McWane Science Center

From the biological interactions between plants and insects, and the zoology of nocturnal animals to the horticultural know-how that goes into growing giant vegetables, the mathematical genius needed to lay pavers and the feats of construction that can go on in the shed, the backyard is full of science.

Inside the Exhibit:
Paver Puzzle: Someone has started this DIY project and hasn’t had time to complete it. Can you help complete the path using odd shaped pavers?

Food Web Pond: Explore the intricacies of animal-insect-plant interactions at the pond. Investigate which creatures rely on other creatures to survive in this frog-eat-insect world.

Garden Golf: Try your hand at the backyard– themed mini golf. Be warned — you’ll need more than good putting skills to get around this course!

Walking Through the Seasons: Plants grow very slowly. Take a walk through our digital garden and observe plants growing in super time. Can you spot the changes that usually take months or years to happen.

Bee’s Eye View: Take a look at the garden through the eyes of a bee or a dog. Using special lenses, see how different creatures see the world around us.
Traveling exhibit running through April

  • Birmingham Bulls Hockey at the Pelham Civic Complex

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, contests, and the prospect of catching a fantastic FREE SOUVENIR, what are you waiting for? Build your team’s SPIRIT by sharing in ours. It’s an EXPERIENCE to remember.
Friday, 7:30pm
Saturday, 7pm

  • Valentines for Children’s Hospital at Heavenly Donut Company

Join us Saturday, February 10th at The Heavenly Donut Company, where we’ll be set up and making cards for the patients at Children’s of Alabama. We’ll have all the supplies you need and maybe even a sweet treat to say thank you for helping us spread the love this Valentine’s Day!

Please take a moment and head over to our Facebook Event Page to let us know if you can make it!
10am – 12pm

  • Pawdi Gras Pet Parade at Ross Bridge Welcome Center

he Pawdi Gras parade runs from Ross Park (2001 Ross Avenue, Hoover AL) to the Terrace at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa (4000 Grand Avenue, Hoover AL). After the parade, there will be light refreshments and doggie treats provided by Renaissance Ross Bridge. Morning cocktails, MoonPies, and beignets will be available for purchase. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place for best doggie costume.

$5 – $10 donation is suggested for the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. The Greater Birmingham Humane Society will be on hand with some loveable pups that are looking for a great home.

10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Meet up at Ross Park
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Parade from Ross Park to the Terrace at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Activities for Kids, Dogs, and Fun for the whole family (Face Painting, Photo Booth, Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask, etc.)
11:45 a.m. – Noon – Awards Ceremony for Best Doggie Costume and Prizes will be awarded (must be present to win).
Saturday, 10am – 12pm

  • Special Saturdays at the Birmingham Zoo

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide inclusive opportunities to all members of the community, the Education Department at the Birmingham Zoo and KultureCity are excited to announce our new Special Saturdays program. Special Saturdays is a series of zoo-based learning experiences for children and adolescents with cognitive or physical disabilities whose opportunities for engagement in community programs might otherwise be limited. Caregivers must attend all classes with participants to provide behavioral support and meet child-specific needs. This program is designed with the unique learning needs of this population in mind. Using evidence-based teaching and sensory strategies, we hope to provide a fun and engaging educational experience that will benefit all participants.

Classes are held the second Saturday of each month from 10am-11am for ages 8 and up.

There is no charge for the Special Saturdays program. Space is limited to 10 students per class. Caregivers must attend all classes with participants to provide behavioral support and meet child-specific needs.

Saturday, 10am – 11am

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