Check out our full list of happenings close to you this month.

Birmingham Restaurant Week

Aug. 12-29

Try a new restaurant or an old favorite with these lunch or dinner prix-fixe menus at varying price points—including some of your Hoover favorites. Find a full list of participating restaurants and menus at

Purl on the Plaza

Aug. 14
1-5 p.m.
Hoover Public Library

Purl on the Plaza is returning to the library’s open, sunny Plaza! They will will have door prizes, show-and-tell, cookies and snacks! Bring a friend or just meet up with old ones. This will be the first in-person experience, so they will respect social distancing in order for all to feel comfortable. There will not be a virtual option. If you’d like to receive notifications/reminders about the monthly event, including all kinds of crafty news, subscribe to the Purl on the Plaza newsletter. Visit or call 205-444-7820 for more information.

Miss Hoover Pageant 2022

Aug. 15
6:30 p.m.
Hoover Public Library

Come out to see the contestants compete and who will be crowned Miss Hoover 2022.

Virtual Adult ESL Classes

August 19 & 26

Beginner to intermediate level ESL instruction for adult speakers of other native languages are free and include course materials. Two beginner to intermediate level classes offered weekly. Each class is limited to 10 participants, and a waitlist will be available once classes are full. Course materials may be picked up from the Hoover Public Library or emailed to you on a weekly basis. Registration is required and repeat “no shows” may be skipped in future classes. Class times are 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. For questions, please email Kim at or call 205-444-7840.

Save the O’s 5K and Fun Run

Aug. 21
6:30-9:30 a.m
Greystone Golf and Country Club

John Johnson and the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation will host the17th annual Save The O’s 5K, in honor of Lori Johnson. Since Lori’s passing in 2006, Save the O’s has been instrumental in funding NLOCF’s mission to raise funds for ovarian cancer research, increase awareness about the risks, symptoms and treatments of this disease, and provide assistance and support to women and their families.

Trivia Night Online via Zoom

Aug. 26
7-9 p.m.
Hoover Public Library Virtual

Test your knowledge of early architecture, deities, and culture with Ancient Civilizations trivia, starring famous (and infamous) empires and dynasties from all over the world! Registration is not required. Sign up to receive an email with a link to the Zoom program. Visit hoover or call 205-444-7820 for more information.

Friday Night Football

Aug. 20
7 p.m.

Spain Park High School plays Huntsville High School at home to kick off their season.

Saturday Night Football

Aug. 21
5:45 p.m. 

Hoover High School plays North Gwinett at home to kick off football season.

Friday Night Football

Aug. 26
7 p.m.

Hoover High School plays Alpharetta at home in their second game of the season, and Spain Park plays Briarwood Christian, also at home. The two rival Hoover teams will face off on Oct. 8.