It’s time for some Friday night lights, plus markets, restaurant specials, festivals and more this month. Here find the dates and times for everything that’s going on.

1. Back 2 School in the Hills

Thursday, Aug. 9 | 6:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Baptist Church
Cahaba Heights

There will be games and rides, music to dance to, and a family movie. And it’s free. Why wouldn’t you and your kids go? And let’s note the rain date just in case: Aug. 16.

2. Birmingham Restaurant Week

Aug. 16-25
Various Participating Restaurants

Try a new restaurant or an old favorite with these lunch or dinner prix-fixe menus ranging from $10, $15, $20, $30 or $40 per person—including El Zun Zun, FoodBar, Satterfield’s and Slice Pizza. Find a full list of participating restaurants and menus at

3. VHUMC Farmers Market

Wednesdays | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Scout Square

The farm is coming to you. Make a stop right off Highway 31 at this shop seasonal vegetables, baked goods and fruits from local producers. It’s open Wednesdays this summer through Aug. 28. For more information, check out 

4. Saint Mark UMC Farmer’s Market

Thursdays | 4-6 p.m.
Saint Mark United Methodist Church
2901 Old Columbiana Road

Get your fruits and veggies! You’ll find many to choose from as well as homemade pickles, jams, jellies, local honey, all-natural dog treats for your little Fido, and handmade candles that melt into a soothing body/hand lotion. It’s open through the end of August.

5. VHHS Varsity Football

Friday, Aug. 30 | 7 p.m.
Thompson Reynolds Stadium

Bring on the Friday night lights. The Rebels kick of their season with a jamboree at home versus Briarwood Christian. Don your red and blue, and we’ll see you there.

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