From singing pirates to a day spent cleaning up the Cahaba, you’re bound to find something in this list to chase away summer boredom.

1. Trail Fit in the Forest Weekly Workout

Saturdays | 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest Trail

Looking for a new workout? There’s no registration required for this free event led by professional trainers from Home-Fit. As long as you are over the age of 18, all you have to do is show up!

2. Writing Your Memoirs

Tuesdays | 1:30-3 p.m.
Vestavia Hills Civic Center

If you don’t write your memoirs, who will? This free educational workshop, taught by Professor Ralph Voss of The University of Alabama, focuses on the importance of storytelling and learning how to write down your personal stories for future generations. Learn more at

3. Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church Farmer’s Market

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

The farm is coming to you, so make a convenient stop right off of Highway 31 to find the fresh fruits, vegetables and baked goods and shop local. For more information, visit

4. Rocky Ridge Church Farmer’s Market

Wednesdays | 3-6 p.m.
Rocky Ridge Church

Support local farmers and businesses by coming out to the this market off Rocky Ridge Road, where you can find everything from fresh tomatoes to handmade soap.

5. Big Cahaba Cleanup

Saturday, June 8 | 9 a.m-3 p.m.
Various Locations

Be a part of the Cahaba River Society’s largest cleanup ever, and help  eliminate the Cahaba’s pollution and encourage recycling. Email to volunteer, or visit for more information. Registration starts and shuttles start at 8 a.m.

6. Stewart Cink Championship

Monday-Thursday, June 17-20
Vestavia Country Club

Named after the Alabama native Stewart Cink, this championship event is held by the American Junior Golf Association. It is a 54-hole tournament featuring nearly 100 male and female junior golfers between the ages of twelve and nineteen. Learn more about the tournament at

7. Father-Daughter Tea

Saturday, June 15 | 11 a.m.
Library in the Forest Community Room

Calling all daddies and daughters! Come make memories over a special tea party. All ages are welcome. To register, call 978-0158.

8. In Concert: Tom Mason, The Blue Buccaneer

Wednesday, June 26 | 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest Amphitheater

Do your kids love pirates? Do your kids love music? Do your kids love being outside? Bring them to this free Tom Mason event to hear songs from his new children’s CD entitled If You Want To Be A Pirate. All ages are welcome to join in on the fun.

9. I Love America Night

Thursday, June 27 | 6-10 p.m.
Vestavia Hills High School

Get in the 4th of July spirit a week early with free family fun at I Love America Night! Enjoy a concert by the Shades Mountain Baptist Church Orchestra at 7:00 p.m. followed by a movie at 8:15 p.m. The children’s area is open from 6-8 p.m. Note that the event is being held at VHHS this year due to construction at Wald Park.

10. Toy Story Movie Marathon

Saturday, June 29 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

Celebrate the recent June 21 release of the last movie in the Toy Story franchise by waiting a few extra days to take your kids (or yourself!) to the theater and catching up on the first three movies beforehand. Popcorn and drinks will be served at all showings, and children eight and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Toy Story
  • 12-12:30 p.m. — Lunch break. Sandwiches and drinks will be served.
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m. — Toy Story 2
  • 3-5 p.m. — Toy Story 3

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email to submit yours.