Friday, November 21, 2014

Weekend Roundup 11/22/14

Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops through December 24 
Free Photos with Santa, Free crafts. Check link for schedule.

Saturday 11/22/14
10 am-Noon Children’s Holiday Art Workshop Prattville Creative Arts Center
Children will be able to create a piece of artwork to keep or to give to family or friends. The workshop is FREE but space is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, contact the special events office at 334-595-0854. 

12-4 pm Toys R Us Ultimate Wish Saturday Lego Event
(FYI: The info doesn't say if it's a build that you get to take home or not.)  While you are there if you create a wish list you can enter to win a $1000 TRU gift card.

1-3 pm Children’s Holiday Art Workshop Prattville Creative Arts Center
Children will be able to create a piece of artwork to keep or to give to family or friends. The workshop is FREE but space is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, contact the special events office at 334-595-0854. 

4:30 pm Alabama Shakespeare Festival Tree Lighting FREE
Bring the whole family for hot chocolate, Krispy Kreme donuts, a festive carol sing led by the Montgomery Chorale, a tree lighting and family photo opportunities with Santa, carriage rides through the park and more! All are welcome to join us for this free family friendly event generously sponsored by River Bank & Trust, Baptist Health and True South Properties!

Tuesday 11/25/14
6 pm Chick-Fil-A at Eastchase Kids Night with Home Depot

6 pm Prattville Christmas Tree Lighting Heritage Park Near the Fountain
Prattville Pops and other local groups will perform and there will be a visit from Santa. 





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.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Upcoming Events and Weekend Roundup 11/13-11/16/14

 It's all about Santa this weekend! Santa arrives at Eastdale Mall, Eastchase and Bass Pro Shops!


Thursday 11/13/14
Featuring Montgomery Zoo's Education Department Animals and Zoobeedoo 

7 pm Capitol Sounds Concert Band
City Hall Auditorium, 103 N. Perry St, Montgomery
Free concert on Sounds of Autumn.

Friday 11/14/14

Saturday 11/15/14
9 am Santa’s Grand Arrival Parade The Shoppes at Eastchase

Magical tree lighting-Unveiling of Santa's Wonderland®-Carolers-Santa will be giving away a $25 Bass Pro Shops® gift card to one lucky winner every half-hour! 5:30-7:30pm-FREE craft and backpack clip* November 15, 6-8pm, FREE cookies and McSteven's hot chocolate* FREE photo with Santa 6-8 pm


Sunday 11/16/14
2-4 pm Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams at MMFA FREE

11/17/14 Golden Corral Military Appreciation "Thank You" Dinner


Monday November 17, 2014 from 5 pm-9 pm Golden Corral offers a free dinner buffet and drink to any person who has served in the US Military (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves.)

For more info visit the FAQ on their website.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Calendar: November 2014

Raise your hand if you're glad for cooler weather! I know I am. Looking forward to time spent with family and Christmas events. I love a Christmas parade. I think we went to 2 last year-Prattville and Montgomery. It was wonderful! I can't wait to take my now 18 month old twins to watch the parades. They are going to love it!



Saturday 11/8/14
Free. Register online.

Thumbprint reindeer ornament.

Sunday 11/9/14
4-6 pm Family Movie Night
Frazer United Methodist Church, Atrium, 6000 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery
Wear your PJ's, bring your favorite blanket and/or lawn chair, and enjoy a free movie and snacks under the "clouds" in the Frazer Atrium. Free event. No childcare provided, all children must be accompanied by an adult. www.frazerumc.org.

Tuesday 11/11/14
The 2014 Montgomery River Region Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. and proceed down Monroe Street. Following the parade, the Capitol Sounds Band will perform a Veterans Day Concert inside the City Hall Auditorium beginning at 12 noon - Rain or Shine.

Wednesday 11/12/14
10:30-11 am Tales For Tots at MMFA FREE
This free program for young children and their families combines storytelling, books, and simple art activities in the Museum. Due to the popularity of this program, Tales for Tots will be offered at two different times each date, with a limit of 25 children and their parents each time.

Thursday 11/13/14
5:30-7:30 Kids Night at Chick-fil-A Midtown
Featuring Montgomery Zoo's Education Department Animals and Zoobeedoo

7 pm Capitol Sounds Concert Band
City Hall Auditorium, 103 N. Perry St, Montgomery
Free concert on Sounds of Autumn.

Friday 11/14/14

Saturday 11/15/14
9 am Santa’s Grand Arrival Parade The Shoppes at Eastchase

Magical tree lighting-Unveiling of Santa's Wonderland®-Carolers-Santa will be giving away a $25 Bass Pro Shops® gift card to one lucky winner every half-hour! 5:30-7:30pm-FREE craft and backpack clip* November 15, 6-8pm, FREE cookies and McSteven's hot chocolate* FREE photo with Santa 6-8 pm


Sunday 11/16/14

Saturday 11/22/14
10 am-Noon Children’s Holiday Art Workshop Prattville Creative Arts Center
Children will be able to create a piece of artwork to keep or to give to family or friends. The workshop is FREE but space is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, contact the special events office at 334-595-0854. 

12-4 pm Toys R Us Ultimate Wish Saturday Lego Event
(FYI: The info doesn't say if it's a build that you get to take home or not.) 

1-3 pm Children’s Holiday Art Workshop Prattville Creative Arts Center
Children will be able to create a piece of artwork to keep or to give to family or friends. The workshop is FREE but space is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, contact the special events office at 334-595-0854. 

4:30 pm Alabama Shakespeare Festival Tree Lighting FREE
Bring the whole family for hot chocolate, Krispy Kreme donuts, a festive carol sing led by the Montgomery Chorale, a tree lighting and family photo opportunities with Santa, carriage rides through the park and more! All are welcome to join us for this free family friendly event generously sponsored by River Bank & Trust, Baptist Health and True South Properties!

Tuesday 11/25/14
6 pm Chick-Fil-A at Eastchase Kids Night with Home Depot

6 pm Prattville Christmas Tree Lighting Heritage Park Near the Fountain
Prattville Pops and other local groups will perform and there will be a visit from Santa.

Saturday 11/29/14
Build a Give and Save Bank. Free apron, certificate and pin. While supplies last. Register online.

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.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Week Roundup


I wanted to make sure you didn't miss any of the fun things that are happening leading up to Halloween on Friday. If you know of any more, leave a comment on this post or on the Facebook page. :)
 
  
Tuesday 10/28/14
5 pm-6:30 pm Wetumpka Candy Walk
Toddlers-4th grade. Behind the City Admin Building. More info call 567-5147

5-8 pm  Bass Pro Shops Halloween Activities FREE
Free 4x6 photo with the Peanuts Gang, Free Glow In The Dark Glass to first 100 to have photo taken M-F, Free coloring sheets, Free Crafts-Decorate a stuffed owl

6-8 pm Chick-Fil-A at Eastchase Kids Night  with Home Depot



Wednesday 10/29/14
5-8 pm  Bass Pro Shops Halloween Activities FREE
Free 4x6 photo with the Peanuts Gang, Free Glow In The Dark Glass to first 100 to have photo taken M-F, Free coloring sheets, Free Crafts-Decorate a stuffed owl

6-8 pm Forest Festival at Vaughn Forest Church, 8660 Vaughn Rd, Montgomery
An evening of free fun including candy (with a “trunk-n-treat”), kid-friendly games, inflatables, a hay ride, hot dogs, drinks and popcorn. Dress up in their favorite costumes, just nothing scary.

Thursday 10/30/14
Downtown Main Street. For children through second grade. Free to participate but donations for the Autauga Interfaith Care Center Food Bank are encouraged. 

5-8 pm  Bass Pro Shops Halloween Activities FREE
Free 4x6 photo with the Peanuts Gang, Free Glow In The Dark Glass to first 100 to have photo taken M-F, Free coloring sheets, Free Crafts-Decorate a stuffed owl

5-7 pm First Baptist Church Prattville Fall Festival 
Games, Rides, Prizes, Free popcorn and Cotton Candy, No scary Costumes, Free admission, Rain cancels 
Friday 10/31/14

4-6 pm Malloween Eastdale Mall Centre Court
Trick or Treat from store to store, music, prizes, facepainting and fun galore! 

4-8 pm  Bass Pro Shops Halloween Activities FREE
Free 4x6 photo with the Peanuts Gang, Free Glow In The Dark Glass to first 100 to have photo taken M-F, Free coloring sheets, Free Crafts-Decorate a Real Mini Pumpkin, Costume Parade (line up at 6 pm) participants receive a free drawstring owl bag.

6-8 pm Taylor Road Treats the Town Taylor Road Baptist Church, 1685 Taylor Rd, Montgomery
Food, games, inflatables, Treat Street, lots of candy. Free and fun for the whole family. No scary costumes.

6-8 pm Fall Festival at Camellia Baptist Church in Prattville

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Weekend Roundup 10/25-10/26/14

Hope you've got your costumes ready, trick or treating at Eastchase is this Saturday and there are lots of Fall Festivals this Sunday afternoon!

Where is your favorite place to trick or treat or your favorite fall festival to go to?

Saturday 10/25/14  

Halloween ComicFest at Quality Comix in Prattville FREE 
9 am-5 pm Spinners "Pumpkin Patch" Annual Arts and Crafts Show Spinners Park Prattville
Free admission. Free Parking. Antique car and motorcycle show. Door prizes, children's and youth activities, entertainment, vendors, and more. 

10 am-Noon Millbrook Boo Fest
Millbrook Civic Center Millbrook Village Green Park Friendly Costumes

Noon-5 pm FREE Bass Pro Shops Halloween Activities
1-2 pm and 3-4 pm Halloween Scavenger Hun, Free Coloring sheets, Free 4x6 photo with the Peanuts gang, Free Crafts-Decorate a felt jack-o-lantern

 
Trick or Pink will bring lots of activities for the kids to enjoy Saturday, October 25 *5 p.m.to 8 p.m., including a costume contest hosted by BAMA Country starting at 6 p.m., games, prizes, hayrides, a fall harvest market, inflatables, treats and a pumpkin patch where they can find their perfect pumpkin. Come out and be a part of a festive event benefitting the Joy to Life Foundation, who will unveil a great holiday gift idea at this year’s event.

Sunday 10/26/14

Noon-5 pm FREE Bass Pro Shops Halloween Activities
1-2 pm and 3-4 pm Halloween Scavenger Hun, Free Coloring sheets, Free 4x6 photo with the Peanuts gang, Free Crafts-Decorate a felt jack-o-lantern

11 am-4 pm Spinners "Pumpkin Patch" Annual Arts and Crafts Show Spinners Park Prattville
Free admission. Free Parking. Antique car and motorcycle show. Door prizes, children's and youth activities, entertainment, vendors, and more.  
2-4 pm Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams FREE
Bring the entire family to these free fun events and enjoy music, art activities in the studios, and wonderful artwork in the galleries! View a special exhibition of African art in the Museum galleries, see artists demonstrate wood carving, printmaking, and jewelry making, “jive” with the rhythm and sounds of jazz, make animal masks & stamped Adinkra designs in the studios, and enjoy the BTW Dance Theatre’s energizing performance to end an afternoon of fun.

3:30-5 pm Pumpkinfest at First UMC, Montgomery
2416 W. Cloverdale Park. Front lawn. Fun, games, horse-drawn hayride, moonwalk, refreshments and more! Ages toddler-3rd grade. Info call 834-8990

4-6 pm Family Fest at First Baptist Church Montgomery Free
Hot Dog dinner with chips and drink for $3 per person.
4-5:30 pm Eastmont Baptist Church Trunk or Treat
Eastmont Baptist Church, parking lot, 4505 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery
A free, fun, and safe alternative to trick-or-treating  for preschool-grade 6. Wear a fun costume. Invite a friend. Free hotdogs. Lots of treats.

4:30 First UMC Wetumpka Fall Festival 
306 W. Tuskeena Street www.fumcwetumpka.com 

5-6:30 pm Fall Festival at Ridgecrest Baptist Church
5260 Vaughn Road. Food, fun, and candy with a Trunk or Treat. Inside and outside activities.

5 pm Fall Festival at Saint James United Methodist Church Montgomery
Trunk or Treat, Prizes, Candy, Games, Free cotton candy, Hayrides, Facepainting, Pizza, no scary costumes

6-7:30 Dalraida UMC Fall Festival 3817 Atlanta Hwy Montgomery  


Halloween ComicFest 2014 10/25/14 FREE Comics!

Each year, Halloween ComicFest is celebrated at your local comic shop the Saturday before Halloween. On this day, you can walk into any participating comic shop and get a FREE Halloween ComicFest comic!
Head To Your Local Participating Comic Shop To Get Free Comics!
 You can view the comics that will be available for free at the Halloween Comic Fest website. Just go there and click on Comics at the top of the page. There is a wide variety of comics available including some that are very kid-friendly such as My Little Pony, Angry Birds, Betty & Veronica and Scooby-Doo. 

Our local, participating comic book store is Quality Comix in Prattville.

After you pick up your free Halloween ComicFest comics you can enter a costume contest at the Halloween ComicFest website by following the directions here.