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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July 2014 Calendar


Fun and (mostly) free things to do around the river region in July!

I will up date the calendar as I find more things. Hope you are all staying cool and drinking water.


Tuesday 7/1/14
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!

Thursday 7/3/14

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!

Friday 7/4/14
9 am City of Prattville Independance Day Parade
Begins at Autauga County courthouse and ends at Stanley-Jenson Stadium

10 am Prattville Cardboard Boat Races at Pratt Pool, Lions Club BBQ & Camp stew sale at Pratt Park

5 pm Wind Creek Hospitality Presents Fourth of July Picnic on the River Montgomery
5:00 p.m.Dreamland Rib Eating competition sponsored by Bama Budweiser and Alabama Power – $500.00 cash prize
6:00 p.m. – King Bee
7:15 p.m. – Federal Expressions
Immediately following Biscuits Game largest July 4th fireworks show to date that will light the skies for the finale of our Fourth of July Celebration! Food Vendors Kids Inflatables Picnics and Coolers are allowed but no alcoholic beverages.


6 pm Prattville 4th of July Patriotic Program and Fireworks Extravaganza FREE
Gates open at 6 pm. Fireworks begin at dark. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. No pets or Glass containers.

6-9 pm Wetumka Fireworks Celebration Gold Star Park FREE
Live music. Fireworks at 9 pm.

Saturday 7/5/14
9 am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop-Build a Bug House 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!

Sunday 7/6/14
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!

1pm Free Docent Led Tours at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Monday 7/7/14
Movie Mondays at Riverfront Park FREE
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 7/8/14
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!

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

Wednesday 7/9/14
10:30-11 am Tales for Tots at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts FREE

Thursday 7/10/14
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.

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!

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
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.

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
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 7/25/14
10 am & 1 pm Capri Theatre Childrens Matinee $1 

6pm Millbrook Summer Fest
Fireworks at 9 pm. the Pines Gold Course


Saturday 7/26/14

10-Noon Lowes Build and Grow Turbo Taco Truck Build FREE

Noon-4pm Bass Pro Shops PBR Family Event FREE

5-7 pm Family Fun Night Eastdale Mall FREE
Get your singing voics ready for the very first EASTDALE IDOL - a kid's karaoke contest for ags 6-12! To register your child, please email suzanna.wasserman@aronov.com.
Eastdale Idol will feature three celebrity judges and the winner of the competion will recieve a $100 Eastdale Mall gift card!

Sunday 7/27/14

Noon-4pm Bass Pro Shops PBR Family Event FREE

5-7 pm Family Game Night at Frazer UMC FREE
Board games, video games, ping pong, and open gym in the Activity Center will make this a great night of fun and games for the whole family. Bring your own favorite board games or G-rated video games if you wish. Free event. No childcare provided; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday 7/28/14
Movie Mondays at Riverfront Park FREE
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 7/29/14

6-8 pm Princess and Knight Extravaganza at ChickFilA Eastchase
Castle bouce house, shields and tiaras, themed crafts, special guests: knights and princesses of the round table.

Thursday 7/31/14
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 8/1/14
10 am & 1 pm Capri Theatre Childrens Matinee $1 








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