Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What's New at the Birmingham Zoo!

Birmingham Zoo News

Half-Price Summer Fun Days

July 29-30, August 5-6

Visit the Zoo during Half-Price Summer Fun Days to take advantage of discounted half-price admission, half-price rides, and $1 hot dogs in the cafes! Guests will have the opportunity to get up-close with the elephants in Trails of Africa, experience Predator Zone, enjoy a Red Diamond Sea Lion Show and be surrounded by and feed* beautiful lorikeets in the Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary. Come learn how the Zoo uses enrichment activities to help keep the animals mentally and physically fit. Guests can also see live animal demonstrations, feedings, chat with the keepers and more! *Additional cost.

Half Price Admission Cost:
Adults – $8*
Children 2 – 12 years old – $5.50*
Senior Citizens 65 years+ – $7*
Military (Active duty only- must show military ID)- $7*
*Plus tax

Dr. Temple Grandin Discussion and Book Signing

July 29, 9am-11am
The Birmingham Zoo and partner organization KultureCity have joined together to host Dr. Temple Grandin and Mr. Grant ManiĆ©r for a discussion and book signing in the Safari Peak at the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, July 29. Zoo Members and guests with pre-purchased general admission may enter the Zoo at 8:30am, the discussion begins at 9:20am, and the book signing will follow.
This event is free for Birmingham Zoo Members and is included in admission for Zoo guests.

Cat Week

July 30 - August 5
Join us for the first annual Cat Week at the Birmingham Zoo. Enjoy daily enrichment activities, keeper chats, animal trainings, conservation conversations and more! For a full schedule of activities, follow the link below.

Sunday: Tiger Day
Monday: Fishing Cat Day
Tuesday: Bobcat Day
Wednesday: Jaguar and Ocelot Day
Thursday: African Wild Cat and Serval Day
Friday: Black Footed Cat Day
Saturday: Lion Day

Pancakes and Princesses

August 19, 8am-9:30am

Hear ye, hear ye! Adorn your crown or tiara and join us for a special meet and greet between your little prince and princess and our court of princesses at this royal breakfast! The first ever Pancakes and Princesses will take place on Saturday, August 19 at 8am in Trails of Africa, and will be followed by Fairytales and Frogs Day at the Zoo from 10am-2pm.
Tickets include a breakfast of fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, orange juice, photo opportunities with a multitude of princesses, Zoo admission, an unlimited ride wristband, and a regal craft project. Special appearances will be made by the princesses Moana, Anna and Elsa, Ariel and more!  Each child will receive a gift upon arrival.
Costumes are encouraged, and tickets are limited so purchase yours today! Special thanks to The Enchanted Princesses.
Non-Members- $30.00-Adults, $25.00-Kids
Members- $25.00-Adults, $20.00-Kids
*Tax included

Fairytales and Frogs Day

August 19, 10am-2pm
Princes, princesses and all other fairytale characters are invited to the Birmingham Zoo to join the celebration of the 2nd annual Fairytales & Frog Day on Saturday, August 19, from 10am-2pm. Festivities are free for Members or with paid admission to the Zoo.
Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume for the magical day where fairytales come alive. All royal subjects attending will receive a crown and have a chance to get their face painted. Photo opportunities will be plentiful as several costumed characters will be present to entertain the attendees.
Fairytales and Frogs Day will also feature special keeper chats and animal demonstrations, a DJ providing dance music, arts and crafts and a “Toad”ally awesome sampling booth provided by Coca-Cola.
This event will be held behind the Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Stage. Special thanks to The Enchanted Princesses.

Pirate Train Ride

Now Open

Most pirates set sail, but you’re invited to set rail on the all new Pirate Red Diamond Express Train Ride at the Zoo! The Zoo’s newest attraction promises to be both entertaining as well as inspiring and is designed to send an important message about water conservation. Guests of all ages will enjoy the legions of life-size, animatronic swashbucklers who have taken over the Zoo's trains.

The Birmingham Zoo - Alabama's Must-See Attraction 
Mission: Inspiring Passion for the Natural World...
The Birmingham Zoo is an independent, not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
Birmingham Zoo, Inc. | 2630 Cahaba Road | Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone: 205.879.0409 | Fax: 205.879.9426

August 8, 2017 CHEAHA Homeschool Kickoff

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Auditions for Oxford Christian School Concert Choir


is open for

The OCS choir is looking to fill a number of open positions in all parts but particularly for tenors and basses! 

Homeschoolers grades 7-12. 


Call or email Jennie Wall at : 

Fall session begins Aug 15TH. 

Audition is easy. This is an excellent, superiority rated choir with high quality music instruction. Don't miss this opportunity! CALL TODAY!


July 21, 2017 - CHEAHA Teen Night

The Overholtzers are hosting our teens again! Yay!
Friday, July 21st
Harvest Church of God (gym)
520 Golden Springs Road
Anniston, AL 36207

6 - 9:30 pm
Don't forget to bring basketballs, football's, Frisbee, board games, cards, and anything else you have that would be fun!
Everyone bring $3 for pizza.
 Guys bring something salty and a drink. 
Girls bring something sweet.
Hope everyone is having a great summer!!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Classical Conversations

A new school year is soon approaching. If you are interested in homeschooling or have been homeschooling for years but feel a bit overwhelmed, please consider Classical Conversations.
At Classical Conversations we believe the practice of education is most fruitful in a supportive community. CC connects families with others who wish to give their children a classical, Christian education at home. In community, parents and students find companions who can share the journey.
If you are interested in learning more about Classical Conversations or joining our Anniston campus, CC will be hosting an information meeting July 25th at Panera Bread in Oxford at 10am. Message me if interested.


July 21, 2017 Park Day at Oxford Lake

Park Day at Oxford Lake playground next week: 7/21/17
Summer Hours: 10 to Noon
Leave at noon or stay and eat your picnic lunch!
Playground at Oxford Lake
The sprinklers should be on, so have your children dressed for water play.

I cleaned out my library, and I have two boxes of books to give away!

Bev Williams


July 15 - Pirate Movie Night at Birmingham Zoo

This Saturday at the Zoo!

Saturday, July 15, 6-9:30pm
Tickets are on-sale now for the all-new Pirate Movie Night at the Birmingham Zoo! This event begins at 6pm on July 15. Join us for a fun night full of pirates and the Zoo’s new Pirate Train Ride, and watch Muppets Treasure Island beginning at 8pm! Enjoy tattoos, free eye patches, dollar hotdogs and more! Purchase tickets in advance to save. Guests are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair to use while watching the movie. Tickets include admission, rides and the movie. Please note, rides will close at 8pm.
Pre-Sale Tickets:
$10 for members (children under 2 get in free)
$15 for non-members (children under 2 get in free)
Tickets at the Door:
$15 for members (children under 2 get in free)
$20 for non-members (children under 2 get in free)

The Birmingham Zoo - Alabama's Must-See Attraction 
Mission: Inspiring Passion for the Natural World...
The Birmingham Zoo is an independent, not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
Birmingham Zoo, Inc. | 2630 Cahaba Road | Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone: 205.879.0409 | Fax: 205.879.9426