Sunday, August 31, 2014

Birthday Freebies

My birthday was earlier this month and one of my favorite things about birthdays is all the birthday freebies that I can get just for signing up.

Of of my favorite birthday freebies is from World Market Explorer. I love World Market. They have such a fun variety of items.

I signed up for World Market Explorer and for my birthday I received a $10 off a $10 or more purchase coupon in my email. You know what that means? Free stuff! 

I got the coupon a couple of weeks ago and today was the last day to use it, so I stopped in on the way home from church and picked up a few things. We were out of coffee so I got some of their coffee and also some chips and salsa (because I was hungry). I ended up paying only $3.27 after the coupon!

I think that I found my new favorite salsa-roasted tomato-yummy! This bag of chips was pretty much empty by the end of lunch today.
There are some other perks to being a World Market Explorer member like a free bag of coffee coupon when you have bought 6 bags and 10% off purchase coupons.

I found another fun birthday freebie this year, too. If you join Chappy's Deli E-club, you get a coupon for a free sandwich or salad on your birthday.
Unfortunately for me, I forgot about the club and I am notorious for not checking my email regularly so I didn't see the email until after my birthday and this coupon has to be redeemed on your actual birthday. :(  Next year I will definitely plan to take myself out for lunch on my birthday to Chappy's Deli.

I did manage to get a free Chicken Nibbler sandwich from Zaxby's by signing up for their Zax Mail Club.
It was a nice little snack while I was out running errands the other day with the babies.

There are other birthday freebies but this is just a few of my favorites. I will try to do a post later with even more birthday freebies to sign up for.

Do you know of any birthday freebies? What are your favorites?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Weekend Events!


Are you feeling HOT, HOT, HOT?? It's gonna be rather warm around here this weekend. Drink lots of water and stay cool. Are you gonna be getting out or staying in a staying cool?


Saturday 8/23/14


8:30 am Dragonboat Festival and Races Montgomery Riverfront FREE
The Festival is an all-day affair. The opening ceremony opens the start of the races around 8:30 a.m. The races will continue up to the one-hour lunch break, then will resume until around 4:30 p.m. with the Championship race and closing ceremony. A full schedule will be available the week of the event.
The Festival is free and open to the public! The entrance to the park is located through the tunnel at 246 Commerce Street. An information tent will be located just inside the park near the tunnel. Free Race Guides and a map of the Festival grounds will be available there.


10 am Lowe's Build and Grow: Monster's vs. Aliens Robot FREE- Register online


11 am En Fuego FREE
Concerts from 12-9pm

Friday, August 15, 2014

Weekend Events!

Here are some events that are coming up this week around the river region.


Friday 8/15/14

3-9 pm Buckmasters Expo Admission: FREE with canned food donation per person per day; 12 and under FREE. Meet outdoor celebrities, kids activities, and more!

6-10 pm City Of Prattville Back to School Street Dance FREE
Music, Food, Inflatables

Saturday 8/16/14
9 am-7 pm Buckmasters Expo Admission: FREE with canned food donation per person per day; 12 and under FREE. Meet outdoor celebrities, kids activities, and more!


Noon-3pm Michael's Family Craft Time FREE
Make a crafty locker picture frame out of Duct Tape. While supplies last.

Sunday 8/17/14
10 am-5 pm Buckmasters Expo Admission: FREE with canned food donation per person per day; 12 and under FREE. Meet outdoor celebrities, kids activities, and more!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Upcoming Events!

Here are a few things that are coming up this weekend and next week:


Saturday 8/9/14Fort Toulouse 200th Anniversary of Treaty of Fort Jackson Admission $2-adults, $1-children

10 am Lowes Build and Grow-Monsters Vs Aliens Trolley Build FREE

12-2pm Toys R Us DohVinci Decorating Event FREE
Personalize and decorate a picture frame with the all-new DohVinci Design Kit.

5 pm Second Saturday-Riverfront $1 admission
-Interactive activities for Kids, Various food vendors, Face Painting, Balloon twisting, Live entertainment from Midtown Violets (folk country), Fireworks display
$1 Admission, 12 and under free, ALL proceeds benefit the EAT South/ The Urban Farm Project
No outside food, beverage or coolers.

Tuesday 8/12/14

7-8:30 pm Prattville Creekwalk Concert Series FREE
Creekwalk Garden-147 West Main Street. Featured music-Act of Congress

Wednesday 8/13/14

10:30-11 am Tales for Tots Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts FREE
This free program offers young children and their families special stories and simple arts and crafts activities related to works of art in the Museum galleries. A different work of art and story is presented each month.

Thursday 8/14/14

5:30-7:30 pm Military Open House Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts FREE
Local active duty and retired military personnel and their immediate family are invited to attend Military Open House. The festivities include art-making projects in the Studios, live music, and a buffet dinner.


Friday 8/15/14

6-10 pm City Of Prattville Back to School Street Dance FREE
Music, Food, Inflatables

Monday, July 28, 2014

Calendar: August 2014


August is here already?!!?!? I can't even believe that summer is almost over. Here is the August calendar. If you know of anything that I can add, leave a comment here or on the River Region Family Facebook page. Thanks! Have a great August!

Friday 8/1/14
Alabama "Back To School" Sales Tax Holiday (Check here for info)

Saturday 8/2/14
Alabama "Back To School" Sales Tax Holiday (Check here for info)

9 am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop- Mini Crater Pencil Holder FREE
Register online.

11 am-1 pm Lifeway Kids Day

12-5pm Farm, Home and Wildlife Expo-Clanton, Al

Sunday 8/3/14
Alabama "Back To School" Sales Tax Holiday (Check here for info)

7:30 pm Stars On The Riverfront FREE
Alabama Dance Theatre presents its 11th annual FREE "Stars on the Riverfront" performances Aug. 3 & 4 at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Come early and bring a picnic and the entire family! The performance will feature an excerpt of classical and contemporary works. For more information visit www.alabamadancetheatre.com or call 334.241.2590.

Monday 8/4/14
7:30 pm Stars On The Riverfront FREE
Alabama Dance Theatre presents its 11th annual FREE "Stars on the Riverfront" performances Aug. 3 & 4 at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Come early and bring a picnic and the entire family! The performance will feature an excerpt of classical and contemporary works. For more information visit www.alabamadancetheatre.com or call 334.241.2590.

Saturday 8/9/14
Fort Toulouse 200th Anniversary of Treaty of Fort Jackson Admission $2-adults, $1-children

10 am Lowes Build and Grow-Monsters Vs Aliens Trolley Build FREE

12-2pm Toys R Us DohVinci Decorating Event FREE
Personalize and decorate a picture frame with the all-new DohVinci Design Kit.

5 pm Second Saturday-Riverfront $1 admission
-Interactive activities for Kids, Various food vendors, Face Painting, Balloon twisting, Live entertainment from Midtown Violets (folk country), Fireworks display
$1 Admission, 12 and under free, ALL proceeds benefit the EAT South/ The Urban Farm Project
No outside food, beverage or coolers.

Tuesday 8/12/14

7-8:30 pm Prattville Creekwalk Concert Series FREE
Creekwalk Garden-147 West Main Street. Featured music-Act of Congress

Wednesday 8/13/14

10:30-11 am Tales for Tots Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts FREE
This free program offers young children and their families special stories and simple arts and crafts activities related to works of art in the Museum galleries. A different work of art and story is presented each month.

Thursday 8/14/14

5:30-7:30 pm Military Open House Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts FREE
Local active duty and retired military personnel and their immediate family are invited to attend Military Open House. The festivities include art-making projects in the Studios, live music, and a buffet dinner.


Friday 8/15/14
3-9 pm Buckmasters Expo Admission: FREE with canned food donation per person per day; 12 and under FREE. Meet outdoor celebrities, kids activities, and more!

6-10 pm City Of Prattville Back to School Street Dance FREE
Music, Food, Inflatables

Saturday 8/16/14
9 am-7 pm Buckmasters Expo Admission: FREE with canned food donation per person per day; 12 and under FREE. Meet outdoor celebrities, kids activities, and more!

Noon-3pm Michael's Family Craft Time FREE
Make a crafty locker picture frame out of Duct Tape. While supplies last.

Sunday 8/17/14
10 am-5 pm Buckmasters Expo Admission: FREE with canned food donation per person per day; 12 and under FREE. Meet outdoor celebrities, kids activities, and more!

Saturday 8/23/14

8:30 am Dragonboat Festival and Races Montgomery Riverfront FREE
The Festival is an all-day affair. The opening ceremony opens the start of the races around 8:30 a.m. The races will continue up to the one-hour lunch break, then will resume until around 4:30 p.m. with the Championship race and closing ceremony. A full schedule will be available the week of the event.
The Festival is free and open to the public! The entrance to the park is located through the tunnel at 246 Commerce Street. An information tent will be located just inside the park near the tunnel. Free Race Guides and a map of the Festival grounds will be available there.

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow: Monster's vs. Aliens Robot FREE- Register online

11 am En Fuego FREE
Concerts from 12-9pm

Thursday 8/28/14

6-8 pm Free Video Editing for iphone and ipad a workshop for beginners FREE
Ages 14+ Mobile phones make it easy to share photos online, but what about video? During this workshop, you will learn how to create video slideshows with your photographs, add titles and music, and edit video with the latest software available for the iPhone and iPad. Best of all, this workshop is FREE TO THE PUBLIC! To register for classes, call 334.240.4365 or email edsecy@mmfa.org.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Weekend (and this week) Events Roundup!

This week is going to be really busy for us-VBS at our church is starting Monday (if you want to come, you can register here-free dinner every night before VBS.) We will probably be spending most of this weekend finishing up decorating and getting set up. But if we weren't, I would surely be going to the River & Blues Festival in Wetumpka on Saturday. I'm sure the children would love the Kid's Zone!

Friday 7/18/14
10 am & 1 pm Capri Theatre Childrens Matinee $1

8:30 pm Wetumpka River and Blues Music Festival Movie Night-The Nut Job FREE
behind the city admin building


Saturday 7/19/14
10 am-2pm Animal Enrichment Day at Montgomery Zoo (admission charged)

Noon-10 pm Wetumpka River and Blues Music and Arts Festival FREE
Live music, arts, Kids zone, and more. More info: http://www.riverandblues.net/

5-7 pm Family Fun Night Eastdale Mall FREE
This week's Family Fun Night is sponsored by Build A Bear Workshop, and Chick-Fil-A! Wear your favorite PRINCESS or PIRATE costume to Eastdale Mall!

Monday 7/21/14
Movie Mondays at Riverfront Park FREE Monsters University
Bring your family, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and coolers for a movie night along the Alabama River under the stars. Food and beverage vendors will be available. Movies begin at dusk.

Tuesday 7/22/14
7-8:30 pm Creekwalk Concert Series-FREE
147 W. Main St. Prattville at Creekwalk Garden

Thursday 7/24/14
10 am & 1 pm Capri Theatre Childrens Matinee $1

10 am Carmike Cinemas Summer Kids Series
All seats are $4 which includes admission, small drink and small popcorn.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Weekend (and upcoming week) Roundup!

This is the second weekend of July and there is LOTS to do this weekend and in the coming week! I think we will be going to Farmers Market Day tomorrow morning for some fun and some fresh, local produce!


Friday 7/11/14
10 am & 1 pm Capri Theatre Childrens Matinee $1


Saturday 7/12/14

9 am Farmers Market Day FREE
at the Montgomery State Farmers Market on Federal Drive next to Garrett Coliseum.

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic-Dreamworks's Turbo with Pullback Motor FREE

Noon-5pm Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp FREE
Free Workshops, Free Crafts, free shooting arcade, Free BB shooting range, Free homemade ice cream on Saturdays. Get a free lanyard and then earn a pin for every workshop you complete!

2 pm Second Saturday $1 admission
Enjoy a day full of music!
Starting at 2pm listen to local entertainment from:
  • Jeff and the Johnsons
  • 3rd Street Band
  • Soul Tree
  • Andy Norman and Friends
  • Interactive activities for Kids
  • Various food vendors
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon twisting
  • Live entertainment from Benjy Davis at 7:45pm on the amphitheater stage
$1 Admission, 12 and under free, ALL proceeds benefit the Landmarks Foundation Old Alabama Town
No outside food, beverage or coolers
Fireworks display

5-7 pm Family Fun Night Eastdale Mall FREE
This week's Family Fun Night is sponsored by the Montgomery Biscuit's! Have fun with the Biscuit's Bunch, Ziggy and BIG MO!

Sunday 7/13/13
Noon-5pm Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp FREE
Free Workshops, Free Crafts, free shooting arcade, Free BB shooting range, Free homemade ice cream on Saturdays. Get a free lanyard and then earn a pin for every workshop you complete!

Monday 7/14/14
Movie Mondays at Riverfront Park FREE Coraline
Bring your family, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and coolers for a movie night along the Alabama River under the stars. Food and beverage vendors will be available. Movies begin at dusk.

Tuesday 7/15/14
5-7:30 Magic on Main Prattville

Thursday 7/17/14
10 am & 1 pm Capri Theatre Childrens Matinee $1

10 am Carmike Cinemas Summer Kids Series
All seats are $4 which includes admission, small drink and small popcorn.