Weekend Roundup August 30 – September 2

It’s Labor Day weekend and the perfect time to crank up the grill, invite some friends over, and soak up the dwindling days of summer. There’s a 30-40% chance of rain off and on as wisps of Hurricane Isaac head north, but it’s nothing a pair of rain boots can’t handle. And there’s plenty to do both indoors and out!

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!

  1. Family Bellydancing Class

    Thursday at 6:00PM: Enjoy low-impact aerobic exercise for free while you learn the basic moves of Middle Eastern dance with Shahala Liz, your instructor for the evening. This is the first belly dancing session the Madison Public Library will offer for beginners on the last Thursday of each month.

  2. 51st Annual Northeast Alabama State Fair

    Thursday-Monday from 6:00-11:00PM: Since 1962, the Huntsville Jaycees have worked hard to provide the citizens of Huntsville and all of North Alabama with a fun, family oriented Fair. This year’s Fair offers something for everyone both young and young at heart. The fair opens Thursday night at 6 p.m. and admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children 4-12 years old and 3 and under free.

  3. Learn to Play Lacrosse

    Friday & Saturday from 1:00-3:00PM: Want to learn more about youth Lacrosse? Come check out the free Learn To Play Clinics in Madison and Hampton Cove this weekend. Learn everything you need to know about the game, how it’s played, basic skills and more. All sessions are open to boys and girls of all ages. Friday’s clinic is at Dublin Park, Field #3, while Saturday’s clinic is at Hampton Cove Middle School field.

  4. Free Home Depot Kid’s Workshop

    Saturday from 9:00AM-Noon: Head to the nearest Home Depot for a hands-on workshop making a Goal POst Football Game designed for children ages 5 – 12. The workshops are a great way to work on a project with your child, teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

  5. 7th Annual Caribbean Day in the Park

    Sunday from Noon-6:00PM: If you can’t be in the Caribbean this holiday weekend, do the next best thing and head to Stoner Park off Stringfield Road in Huntsville. You’re invited to an amazing display of Caribbean culture and experience. The live Reggae sounds of Kush will be pulsating the crowd on the backdrop of the warm summer breeze. Renowned music spinners from Nashville will be wooing the public with old school reggae, calypso, soca and steel pan music appropriate for this family, fun experience. Caribbean cuisine will be available from local restaurants offering treats like jerk chicken and brown stew. An assortment of games for the kids like lime and spoon race, sack race, tug-of-war, musical chairs, cricket and soccer. Bring your lawn chairs and stay all day!

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.