There might be no I Love America Night this year, but other festivities can still go on with social distance or virtually.

1. Thunder on the Mountain

Saturday, July 4 | 9 p.m.
Anywhere with a View of Vulcan Park & Museum

The god of the forge will once again play host to everyone’s favorite fireworks display. Tune into Magic 96.5, 103.7 the Q, 102.5 The Bull or other radio stations for the soundtrack—word is Beyoncé, Lionel Richie, Imagine Dragons, Kenny Chesney and others will be on it. Thanks for the show Vulcan!

2. Vestavia Hills Farmer’s Market

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Scout Square, Highway 31 

You can still shop local businesses and farmers’ selections at this weekly market with special safety measures in place due to COVID-19. The market has one entrance and one exit, and visitors are asked to follow directional signs, wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of distance from others. Learn more on their Facebook page.

3. Virtual Storytimes

Any Time, Any Place

We sure do miss story times and more at the Library in the Forest, but at least we can see our favorite librarians tell stories any time we like or access other programs on the library website. Click in to hear from Ms. Lisa, Ms. Holly, Ms. Anjie and more. You can find adult programs on the library website too.

4. Library Pick-Up

Monday-Saturday | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Library in the Forest

The library may be closed, but you can still check out materials! Find details on how to schedule a curbside pickup here.

5. OLLI Courses

Times Varies by Class, Any Place

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) usually offers classes for mature adults at the Vestavia Library or Civic Center, but due to COVID-19 its courses have moved online. See their offerings and sign up here.

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