Weekend Roundup January 9-12

Now that we’re all starting to thaw out, you might want to get the family out of the house this weekend for some free or inexpensive fun. Thankfully, you’ve got several choices from basketball to classical music to magic shows.

Please keep in mind the events listed below aren’t all that’s happening in our area. There are numerous more listed in our full Event Calendar. Remember to click on the links to get more information about any event below. See something we missed? Leave the details in the comment section and share with your fellow Rocket City Parents.


 Supernova Science Club

Thursday at 4:00 PM – FREE
Eleanor Murphy Public Library (map)

Kids grades K-5 can join Ms. Haley for hands-on science experiments and demonstrations as they explore a new scientific topic each week! Today you can see all the cool properties of liquid emulsions. For a list of upcoming topics click HERE.


SNAP Party

Saturday from 10AM-2PM – FREE
VBC East Hall (map)

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Leadership Huntsville-Madison County’s Connect Class 16 has organized this event to raise awareness for children with special needs. You can bring your family and friends out for a fun-filled day including moon-bounces, face painting, fun games, balloon animals, door prizes, a picnic style lunch, and SO much more! Free and open to kids and families of all abilities. All proceeds will benefit the North Alabama Miracle League of Huntsville, details can be found here.


Shoot Some Hoops

Saturday from 10:00-11:00 AM – FREE
Alabama A&M Wellness Center (map)

Alabama A&M Wellness Center is offering a free youth basketball clinic for kids grades K-5. This co-ed clinic will get your kids shooting, dribbling, and passing their way down the court with coaches from the Youth Sports Academy program. If your child likes it and wants to continue, they can ask about the 6-week basketball camp starting on January 18th.

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Meet the Orchestra

Saturday at 10:15AM – FREE
VBC Concert Hall (map)

What sound does a bassoon make? What is the difference between a viola and a violin? How many strings are on a harp? Children and their families have fun discovering the answers to these musical questions and more during twenty-minute Opus Tadpole presentations, entertaining and interactive ways for our youngest listeners to learn about the instruments of the orchestra. Grown-ups will also learn a thing or two! You can even stay afterward to listen to the HSO rehearse.


Project Candy Land

Saturday from 3-6 PM – FREE
UAH Engineering Building (map)

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Want to see what happens when you put a crowd of kids in a room with lots of candy and ask them to build an epic structure out of it? Project Candy Land is about teaching kids how to engineer structures out of edible materials. The goal is to practically learn about measurement, architecture, engineering, and more while having fun doing it! Registration is closed for builders, but you can still watch the sticky construction being created by young competitors going for the cash prize.


Mensa Kids Trek Magic

Saturday from 2-4 PM – FREE
Huntsville Public Library Auditorium (map)

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to hear the secrets of three local magicians and see their tricks demonstrated to the audience. In addition, each participant will receive equipment for practice in performing magic at home. Mensa Kids trek is free, open to the public, and geared for all ages. Children must have adult partners.