Market Fresh

Shop local farmers markets near you this summer.

The Market at Brock’s Gap
Saturdays | 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Brock’s Gap Brewing Company
500 Mineral Trace Suite 100

The Marketplace at Lee Branch
Saturdays | 8 a.m.-noon
The Lee Branch Shopping Center
611 Doug Baker Boulevard

Ross Bridge Farmers Market
Fridays | 4-8 p.m.
2101 Grand Avenue

First Saturday Cruise In

Saturday, July  6 | 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
Hoover Tactical Firearms

Brought to patrons by the Dixie Vintage Antique Automobile Club, First Saturday Cruise In features numerous vintage, classic cars in the Hoover Tactical Firearms parking lot. With music and complimentary coffee, this event is perfect for those with an appreciation for “sweet rides.” According to Dixie Vintage’s website, the club helps to restore and preserve vintage and antique cars, providing a social outlet for car enthusiasts. Learn more about this event at

Bryce Lafferty’s Artist Exhibition

Wednesday, July 3-Saturday, Aug. 31 | All Day
The Hoover Public Library

Based in Jacksonville, Alabama, watercolor painter Bryce Lafferty is displaying some of his most skilled paintings in the Hoover Public Library this summer. Bryce is not only the Department Head and a professor in the Department of Art and Design at Jacksonville State University, but he is also represented by Momentum Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. Much of Bryce’s portfolio is influenced by the Southeast’s geology.

Great British Bake-Off: Teen Edition

Tuesday, July 9 | 6:30-7:15 p.m.
The Hoover Public Library

Rising seventh through 12th graders are invited to participate in the Hoover Public Library’s Great British Bake-Off: Teen Edition! Come test your skills with other students and prepare to eat some delicious baked goods! Registration opens Tuesday, July 2. For more information or to register visit here.

The Hartford Nationals

Friday, July 12-Thursday, July 18 | All Day
The Hoover Metropolitan Complex and Surrounding Areas

Brought to patrons by Move United, the 67th annual Hartford Nationals competition is back this month and will feature more than 400 athletes with disabilities competing in numerous different sports and recreational activities, including archery, para powerlifting, paratriathlon, shooting, swimming, track and field and wheelchair tennis. Athletes must have qualified previously through one of at least 20 different Move United preliminary competitions or at a national or high school sanctioned event. To learn more, visit

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