Friday, February 3, 2017

Calendar: February 2017


I "love" to share events for families in the river region with you! (Get it? Haha!) If you know of any other upcoming free or cheap or worth the price family events in the river region, leave a comment here or on the River Region Family Facebook page.

Ongoing:

Alabama Nature Center-Naturalist Led Hikes Every Tuesday & Friday 11:00-noon
Hike some of Lanark’s 5 miles of trails with an experienced ANC naturalist by your side. Learn how to bird or ID plants and animals, splash through the creek, or catch insects in the meadow! General admission applies and includes this awesome program! NaturePlex General Admission: $5/person with a $20 maximum per family

Alabama Nature Center-Creature Feature  Every Monday and Wednesday 3:30-4:00pm
Come learn about Alabama’s woods, water, and wildlife. Get up close and personal with some of the creatures you may find in your own backyard, and even some you may have never even heard of!
General admission applies and includes this awesome program! NaturePlex General Admission:
$5/person with a $20 maximum per family

W.A. Gayle Planetarium Public Shows Monday-Thursday 4pm and Sunday 2pm $6.50 admission for ages 5 and up. 

For library storytimes and other library events: 
Wetumpka Library:

Autauga County Library:

Montgomery County Library:  http://mccplblog.wordpress.com/

1/28/17 Through 2/12/17
Lego Americana Road Show at Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham 


Saturday 2/4/17
Alabama Nature Center Tour of Lanark Hike    Hike some of Lanark’s 5 miles of trails with an experienced ANC naturalist by your side. ​Saturday programs are from 9:00 am-4:00pm. Guests encouraged to arrive by10:00am to enjoy the first of the day’s activities. Take a look around the hands-on Discovery Hall, enjoy the movie specials in the theater, and explore the trails. Daily admission is $5/person with a $20 maximum per family.

9 am-3 pm Rosa Parks Birthday Celebration Rosa Parks Museum FREE
Free admission, music, arts and crafts, theatrical performances, birthday cake, and more!

12-4 pm Lego American Roadshow LEGO Statue of Liberty Build at Riverchase Galleria FREE

12-2 pm Pokemon Trade & Collect Event Toys R Us FREE 

3-4 pm Geoffrey's Birthday Club Celebration Toys R Us FREe

Sunday 2/5/17
12-4 pm Lego American Roadshow LEGO Statue of Liberty Build at Riverchase Galleria FREE  
 
1pm First Sundays at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Learn more about artwork in the Museum in these FREE docent-led tours, held the FIRST Sunday of each month at 1 P.M. 

Tuesday 2/7/17
6-8 pm Chick-Fil-A at Eastchase Kid's Night- Robotics night FREE


Saturday 2/11/17
11 am-3 pm Prattville Mardi Gras Celebration FREE 
This family-friendly celebration will begin at 11:00 a.m. with food and arts and crafts vendors, specialty products, and children’s activities. The parade will roll out from the Autauga County Courthouse at 2:00 p.m. with floats, music, dancers and more and there will be lots of candy and beads tossed to the crowd.

1-3 pm LEGO Batman Movie Building Event Toys R Us FREE 
Make & take home Emmet's Bat-Car!



Sunday 2/12/17
2 pm Landmarks Foundation Discovery Sundays Midcentury Modern Preview Tour
Join Landmarks Foundation for its dynamic new series, Discovery Sundays! Discovery Sundays will meet one Sunday afternoon month, and the program will vary from presentations at Old Alabama Town to field trips around Montgomery. Free to the public.

Wednesday 2/15/17
10:30-11 and 11-11:30 am Tales for Tots at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
This FREE monthly program helps develop early learning about art fundamentals as participants are engaged with storybooks and simple craft activities related to art on display in the galleries.

Saturday 2/18/17
Alabama Nature Center Go Fishing  Get Outdoors and fish for catfish and bream in one of ANC's bountiful ponds. From bass to catfish, the ponds are stocked and ready for your line! A limited number of fishing poles will be available for $2 a day as well as a limited amount of bait for a small fee. Daily admission is $5/person with a $20 maximum per family.

9 am-2 pm Millbrook Mardi Gras Festival and Parade FREE
Vendors in the park open at 9am Umbrella Stroll Mardi Gras style with the King & Queen at 10:15 am Parade at NOON More Info: http://www.millbrookrevelers.org/

Monday 2/20/17
10 am-4 pm Washington's Birthday Celebration American Village in Montevallo
Special Admission on Washington's Birthday is $5 per person when someone in your group is wearing a historical costume; otherwise, admission is $10 per adult, $9 for students and seniors, free to veterans and active military and children age 4 and under. We will have family-friendly events from 10 am to 4 pm. Have birthday cake with Washington at noon!

4:30-7:30 Chick-fil-A at Eastchase Daddy Daughter Date Night 

Saturday 2/25/17
9 am Mardi Gras Festival Wetumpka 
Festival starts at 9 am. Parade at 1 pm. 

9 am-2 pm Montgomery Trees Seedling Giveaway Ida Bell Young Park FREE
We will have several Alabama Power vehicles onsite for the kids to play on as well as drawings for free trees and a one year membership to Montgomery Trees. Seedlings this year are limited so please make sure to get there early for the best selection. Each visitor is limited to three trees. Rain or shine.
 
 

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Calendar: December 2016

Here are some great free or cheap events for families in December in the river region. If you know of anything else to add to the list, leave a comment here or on the River Region Family Facebook page. Thanks for reading and sharing and Merry Christmas! 





Thursday 12/1/16

6 pm Millbrook Christmas Tree Lighting Village Green
Music and Christmas Caroling for everyone. 


Friday 12/2/16
Adults $2.00 daily or $3.00 for a weekend pass. 18 and under free with student ID and one paid adult ticket. Free parking. Free door prize ticket only with each paid adult admission. Follow the link for a $1 off admission coupon.


5:30 pm Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting- State Capitol


Bring the family and come on out for a live nativity with animals, horse-drawn carriage rides, a polar express kiddie train, pictures and meet n greet time with all your kids’ favorite characters (including Mickey, Minnie, Elsa, Anna, Star Wars characters like Han Solo and Princess Leia, and more!), inflatables, crafts, ornament making, live music, hot cocoa, cider, Christmas cookies, and tons more!


Saturday 12/3/16
Admission one canned food item or school supply item donation. Breakfast with characters, pony rides, inflatables, crafts, manger museum, and more.


Adults $2.00 daily or $3.00 for a weekend pass. 18 and under free with student ID and one paid adult ticket. Free parking. Free door prize ticket only with each paid adult admission. Follow the link for a $1 off admission coupon.



Activities include performances by local choral groups, festive studio activities, and carriage
rides. The galleries will be open, as will ARTWORKS. Be on the lookout for a
certain red-suited guest who will listen to all holiday wishes. There is no charge for Holiday Open House, but we encourage you to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots or canned goods for the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

2 pm Millbrook Christmas Parade
Parade will begin at the Sports Complex behind Smokehouse Bar-B-Q and end at City Hall. Activities from 1:30-4pm. 

Sunday 12/4/16
Adults $2.00 daily or $3.00 for a weekend pass. 18 and under free with student ID and one paid adult ticket. Free parking. Free door prize ticket only with each paid adult admission. Follow the link for a $1 off admission coupon.


1 pm First Sundays at MMFA
Free docent-led tours every first sunday at 1 pm.

Monday 12/5/16
5:30-7:30 pm Governor’s Mansion Candlelight Tour/Open House
1142 South Perry Street, Montgomery 834-3022

Thursday 12/8/16
5 pm Wetumpka Pictures with Santa Gold Star Park

6 pm Wetumpka Christmas Tree Lighting Gold Star Park


Friday 12/9/16
6 pm Candlelight Harpsichord Chamber Concert at Christchurch

6 pm Wetumpka Nativity/Luminary Night & Downtown Open House

7 pm Living Christmas Tree www.montgomeryfbc.org $5 per ticket

Saturday 12/10/16
Christmas on The Coosa

4 pm & 7 pm Living Christmas Tree www.montgomeryfbc.org $5 per ticket


Sunday 12/11/16
3pm and 6pm A Celtic Christmas Celebration at Frazer

4 pm & 7 pm Living Christmas Tree www.montgomeryfbc.org $5 per ticket

Monday 12/12/16
5:30-7:30 pm Governor’s Mansion Candlelight Tour/Open House
1142 South Perry Street, Montgomery 834-3022

Tuesday 12/13/16
live music, children’s pioneer-style crafts, storytelling, candlelight house tours, history of the holidays, and cookies & cider!  

Wednesday 12/14/16
10:30-11 am and 11-11:30 am Tales for Tots at MMFA FREE
Each month Tales for Tots focuses on a different work of art in the Museum’s galleries. This FREE monthly program engages preschoolers through storybooks and simple craft activities related to the artwork in focus.

Friday 12/16/16



Monday 12/19/16
5:30-7:30 pm Governor’s Mansion Candlelight Tour/Open House 1142 South Perry Street, Montgomery 834-3022

5-8 pm Baptist Health Live Nativity











Disclaimer: We do our best at River Region Family to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. We do our best to confirm details before they are posted here. Sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go. River Region Family is in no way responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities recommended on this site.



 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Calendar: November 2016



Here are a few events going on in the remainder of November. 

If you know of an event I should add to the list, please leave a comment here or on the River Region Family Facebook page! As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes!


Saturday 11/12/16
Prattville Home Depot Customer Appreciation Event
Kids activities and DiY Clinics. More info: 285-1693

Build and Take home a Nexo Knights monster.  
Food, arts, games, fun for all ages. More info.


Sunday 11/13/16
Field Trip to Cypress Nature Park.  Meet at Old Alabama Town 301 Columbus St.

Wednesday 11/16/16
10:30-11 am and 11-11:30 am Tales for Tots at MMFA
Each month Tales for Tots focuses on a different work of art in the Museum’s galleries. This FREE monthly program engages preschoolers through storybooks and simple craft activities related to the artwork in focus.

Saturday 11/19/16
Schedule: 4pm: Holiday Music by the Upbeats Combo
Carriage Rides Free Hot Chocolate & Donuts Community Partner Treats & Activites 4:30pm: Dance performance by ASU Honey Bee'z 4:45pm: Carol Sing by Montgomery Chorale 5pm: Tree Lighting with Santa, Visits with Santa
Spectrum Media will sponsor an outdoor showing (in the Shakespeare Garden) of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" as part of the event. 

7-8 pm Lights Up! Shoppes at Eastchase
The Shoppes at EastChase will kick off the 2016 holiday season with events for the entire family including Santa's grand entrance with the holiday parade, fireworks, and tree lighting.

Sunday 11/20/16

Monday 11/28/16
The event will be full of music, dancers, children’s activities, fun characters, and, of course, a visit from Santa. Join in as the Prattville Pops and Community Chorus perform Christmas carols and enjoy the local dance troupes as they present dances of the season.
Just after the Tree lights up at 7:00 p.m., Santa will arrive to visit with the children and to hear their Christmas wishes. Be sure and bring your camera to get a picture with Santa and to capture other special moments throughout the evening.


Wednesday 11/30/16  



For info about local library storytimes and events: 
Wetumpka Library:

Autauga County Library:

Montgomery County Library:  http://mccplblog.wordpress.com/




Disclaimer: We do our best at River Region Family to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. We do our best to confirm details before they are posted here. Sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go. River Region Family is in no way responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities recommended on this site.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween Weekend Events

Wow! There are a lot of fun things to do this weekend! 
Besides the Alabama National Fair, there are TONS of free Fall Festivals and Halloween events in Montgomery , Prattville, Wetumpka, and the river region. 

Saturday 10/29/16
Halloween Comic Fest
Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. Find participating shops here.


9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm-Guided Tours of State Capitol
Use rear entrance at 1 North Union Street -- Guided tours are available at 9, 11, 1, and 3 to individuals and groups. (No self-guided tours on Saturday.) Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Pre-arrangement suggested, but not required, for groups of 15 or more. 

10 am-Noon BooFest Village Green Millbrook

12-2 pm Lego Bricktober Make and Take Frankenstein- FREE

Noon-5 pm Bass Pro Shops Great Pumpkin Event FREE

2-5 pm River City Church Trunk or Treat FREE

4-5:30 Harvest Family Church Trunk or Treat FREE

5pm Eastdale Mall Malloween FREE  
Spooky movie and trick or treating at the mall stores. 


5-7 pm Trick or Pink at Shoppes at Eastchase 

Sunday 10/30/16 
Noon-5 pm Bass Pro Shops Great Pumpkin Event FREE 

3-4:30 pm Capitol Sounds Concert Band Fall Concert FREE
at Montgomery City Hall. 

4-6 pm  LBC Fall Festival FREE
Free hot dogs, hayride, games, inflatables, and more!

4-6 pm FBC Prattville Fall Festival 
Inflatables, pony rides, prizes, candy, games. 

4-6 pm FBC Montgomery Familyfest
Free games, fellowship, prizes, hot dog dinner $3  

4-8 pm Taylor Road Treats the Town FREE 

Monday 10/31/16 Halloween
4-8 pm Bass Pro Shops Great Pumpkin Event FREE 
Face painting, hot chocolate samples, decorate a treat bag, costume parade, trick or treating, free photo with the Peanuts gang.  

4:30-6:30 Prattville Fire Department Trunk or Treat Free   






Disclaimer: We do our best at River Region Family to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. We do our best to confirm details before they are posted here. Sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go. River Region Family is in no way responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities recommended on this site.