The first weekend of August brings an abundance of fun things to do in town – some brand-new and some singing their swan song of summer. Be sure to check out our Garage and Yard Sale page for a handy map of where all the sales are taking place, and be sure to look at our whole calendar of events so you don’t miss something important!
Friday – Sunday: Madison and Limestone Counties are participating in the tax-free shopping weekend, so it’s a great time to stock up on those upcoming school supplies. There are two consignment sales going on that are also honoring the tax-free holiday – Fanci Pants and Boutique Closet – to help your students start back to school in style. For a complete tutorial on how to strategize, be sure you study these tips from the Passionate Penny Pincher.
Saturday from 9:00AM – 3:30PM: Whenever the Friends of the Library throw a book sale, there are always treasures to be found. You can visit the Eleanor Murphy branch on Charlotte Drive, where they will have 8 paperbacks for $1 (!!!) and hardbacks for a quarter, as well as the Main Library on Monroe Street, where the auditorium will be piled high with books.
Saturday from 10:00AM – 11:00AM: Have you and your child shared the fun of hunting for leaf shapes or going on a nature treasure hunt? Huntsville’s Operation Green Team is starting a new free club to inspire children and their families to connect with the natural world and spend quality time outdoors. Fun activities include: storytelling, nature discovery walks, as well as make and take crafts. Meet at Hayes Nature Preserve, and register in advance at 53-CLEAN.
Saturday at 10:00AM: Head to A Nurturing Moment and join moms around the world to raise awareness for breastfeeding by trying to break the record for most babies nursing simultaneously. While you’re there you can explore the great resources available to new and expectant moms, and consult with Glenni, THE international board certified lactation consultant extraordinaire of Huntsville.
Saturday from 6:30PM – 9:30PM: It’s your last chance to let your little one experience this nostalgic seasonal event. The Kiddie Carnival has 10 rides for toddlers and younger kids (under 42 inches), along with Bingo and concessions including funnel cakes, cotton candy, sno cones, popcorn, sandwiches and drinks.
As always, click on the orange titles to visit the associated website for more information on a particular event. If you see an event we’ve missed, share your info in the comment section.