Monday, September 22, 2014

Redbox: Free Rental Today (9/22/14)!

Today Redbox released a code on their Instagram for a free DVD rental good today only!


You might call me crazy but I love rainy weather and this free code makes for a perfect rainy movie day.

You can get one free rental on each card. We used all of our debit cards and each got a movie to watch. Just make sure to return it before the deadline tomorrow so you won't be charged.

This afternoon we are going to pop some popcorn and enjoy a couple of movies.  I got Mom's Night Out for myself for after the kids go to bed.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Calendar: September 2014

It's September already!!!!! What? I will be updating with more fun events soon. I just wanted to go ahead and get this up because I would hate you to miss Broadway Under The Stars.



9/6/14
9am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop Wizard of Oz Birdhouse 

9/11/14
7:30 pm Broadway Under The Stars
This free outdoor concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature Broadway favorites. Gates will open at 5 p.m. for picnicking. Special VIP picnics and tables are available by calling the Symphony office!

9/13/14
9 am-2pm Ag Discovery Adventure at E.V. Smith Research Center (Exit 26 on I-85 in Shorter, AL )
Tractor tours, Drones, Corn Maze, Baby Chicks and other livestock, Pumpkin Painting and more!

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Kids Workshop-Binoculars

9/20/14
Join City of Prattville and US Army for the World Wide Day of Play. There will be obstacle courses specially designed for ages K-2nd grade, 3rd-6th grade, and 7th-8th grade with medals given out for different categories. The US Army will provide camouflage face painting for the event.

Friday 9/26/14
6-10 pm Ballet and The Beasts Montgomery Zoo
Enjoy the Montgomery Ballet in a FREE performance under the stars at the Montgomery Zoo.  Admission is FREE, picnic blankets and chairs are welcome.  Join us Sept 36, gates open at 6pm, the performance will begin at dusk. 

9/27/14
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
 n the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.
Click here to view the list of 2014 participating museums.

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.