How fortunate to have such two beautiful days back to back like this! Lucky to have such great hiking close to the house.
Hope all y’all have been able to get out and enjoy it too.
The Saint Mark United Methodist Church (on Columbiana Road) is having a big Yard Sale this weekend. The doors are open Friday, July 20th at 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and again Saturday, July 21st at 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. It’s just a giant gym of neat stuff. For cheap!
All of the proceeds, from this annual event, go towards helping build homes for folks in need down in Mexico. They’ve got everything from clothes, cabinets and books to toys, patio furniture and dishes. Lots of TVs, computers and electronics too. There are even bikes, stereos and magazines. The crowds were managable last year, but as cheap as everything is priced it all goes very quickly.
This past Friday night the Hoover Library hosted their first ever GeekFest. . . and it was fantastic! The library shut down at 6 p.m. and two hours later opened their doors to a crowd of folks. The fun began right from the start as Storm Troopers patrolled the crowd (something about looking for Droids).
These types of events need to do well in three areas – costumes, games for the kids and food. The Hoover Library and their volunteer force nailed all three. The costumes were great:
We have many many more photos. . .
Tomorrow night (Friday, July 13th) the Hoover Library is hosting an free after-hours (8p-10p) event for local cool folks – or geeks – at the GeekFest. So if you’re a fan of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, trivia games, video games, sci-fi and comic books, you might want to check this out.
Some of the highlights:
- 1. A Star Wars themed Creature Cantina serving snacks and beverages. Plus, learn Yoda origami, fight in a light saber duel and hang with members of the 501st Rebel Legion.
- 2. Visit Lord of the Rings-inspired shire and celebrate Bilbo’s birthday, listen to hobbit stories and fiddle playing.
- 3. Hang out in the Superhero Alley where costumed comic heroes will be walking around for photo ops. Captain America and Wonder Woman will also be around to lend a hand in some superhero craft making.
There is a TON more planned and you can get many more details over on the Hoover Library blog post about the event. If you go, be sure to share your pics somewhere. It sounds like it’s going to be fun!
I had a profound thought this morning. It kind of sums up why T & I work so well.
T likes to buy BOOKS!
I like to BUY books!
See, emphasis is important, but it’s not everything.
(In case you were wondering, this epiphany came when we were discussing 2nd & Charles’ humongous book sale this weekend - Buy 5 Fiction Books, Get 5 Fiction Books free! So, get out there and generate some tax dollars, people!)
Did you know that the LEGO store, at the Galleria Mall, hosts a Monthly Mini Model Build event where kids get to come in, build something alongside a LEGO employee and then take it home? For FREE? How cool is that?
Last month’s model was a hockey player. Last night we went and walked out with a Spring-time garden scene complete with a LEGO snake. These Monthly Model Mini Builds get pretty crowded and you have to line up around the corner where an employee will hand you a card when it’s your kids’ turn. So take a friend like we did. The line wait is much better when your 5-year-old has someone to cut up with.
People start lining up at 5 p.m. and it goes until the shop runs out of kits. You can download the Hoover store’s complete calendar for upcoming Monthly Mini Model Builds from their site (pdf download).
Earlier this month Hoover mayor Gary Ivey gave his State of the City address at the Hoover Library. I wasn’t able to attend and I have not seen any recaps online or in news outlets (please share if you know of one). But the mayor’s office says that Mayor Ivey is on the calendar to give the Address again two more times. So if you are interested, maybe you can catch one of these:
January 24, 2012 – at the Hoover Senior Centerat 11:00 a.m. This is a luncheon so you need to call ahead to snag a seat.
It’s a new year and the new Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey is set to give the State of the City address this Monday, January 9th at 10 a.m. The event is at the Hoover Library. Their site says that refreshments will be served at 9:45 a.m. with the meeting kicking off at 10 a.m. Wish I could go. Please let us know if you see any “better than average” coverage.
Hope your night out and about was as safe and fun-filled as ours was.
This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous! Today was beautiful too, with the temperature in the upper-80′s. But, um, have you checked the forecast for tomorrow? Brrrrrrrrrr.