Weekend Roundup August 23-26

What a week! Chances are you have students at your house that are looking forward to kicking back and enjoying the next few days. It’s a good time to celebrate the fact you made it through the school/work week and get in some good quality family R&R. Hint: read each suggested activity carefully – you’ll find a special GIVEAWAY tucked into the list this week!

As always, 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 tolook at our whole calendar of events so you don’t miss something important!

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  1. Unknown Lyric at Concerts on the Dock

    Friday from 6:00 – 9:00PM: Concerts on the Dock is one of our favorite family-friendly events that is always FREE every Friday night from April to October. For your own comfort bring blankets, chairs and coolers. Dogs are welcome on a leash. Tonight, Kevin Grayson and Jeremiah Turner will successfully fuse the styles of Mozart and Beethoven with the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Sam Cooke in an urban classical blend of instrumental genius. The result is a fascinating performance that will keep the little ones enraptured and you tapping your toes. Such is the case with the musical genius of the instrumentalist group, Unknown Lyric. See for yourself…

  2. Blast Into the Weekend!

    Friday at 6:30 PM: Who’s ready for the FINAL post-game fireworks show of the baseball season? Head over to Joe Davis Stadium to watch the Huntsville Stars vs. the Birmingham Barons and stay for the fireworks show after the game. Scroll to the bottom of this page and you can enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the ballgame. (Peanuts and cracker jacks available at the concession stand.)

  3. Green U

    Saturday from 9:00AM to 3:00 PM: It’s going to be gorgeous outside; the perfect weather to head to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens for the 2nd annual Green U. Regional businesses specializing in “green” products and services will be on hand to educate and demonstrate their offerings. Great speakers & entertainers like the rockin’ eco-hero, Steve Trash, will be on hand to perform and talk with kids. Participate in a variety of workshop and hands-on events to teach you how to “be green.” Admission is $5 OR 5 recyclable items.

  4. Meet an Opera Star

    Saturday at 11:00AM: Internationally acclaimed opera star Susanna Phillips will talk about her career and perform selections from various roles in a family-friendly program at the Huntsville Public Library on Monroe Street. Ms. Phillips has appeared at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Metropolitan Opera, among others, and grew up in Huntsville. Critics have called her performances “mind-blowing” and “gorgeous at every turn”. If I were you, I’d take the kids early for a good seat!

  5. Back-to-School Block Party Downtown

    Saturday from 11:30AM to 4:00PM: Join this block party celebrating the first week of school! The street in front of the Historic Roundhouse will be blocked off from Monroe/Washington to Monroe/Church. There will be food, families and lots of fun! Admission is FREE. Hot dogs, burgers, popcorn, cotton candy, sodas, inflatables, hula-hooping… what more could a kid want?

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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.

Remember that giveaway we mentioned? Here’s your chance to throw your name in the hat! Be sure to check your email Friday morning to see if you’re one of our 10 winners.

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