Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Park: Discovery Village At Kiwanis Park in Old Alabama Town

Today was a beautiful day for a trip to a park, so we found ourselves at Discovery Village at Kiwanis Park in Old Alabama Town. This is probably my favorite park around here. Three slides, many swings, monkey bars, climbing wall, sand box, chimes, bridges, balance beams-this park has everything. Even some covered benches for a tired momma to take a rest.

I love the area just for little kids (ages 2-4, I think is what it says on the sign). The 'little kid' area has several baby swings, a tunnel, a play house, a rope bridge and plenty more to make your kid take a great nap keep a little one busy.

My kids never stopped running so it was hard to get a picture of them. My girl loved the tire swing. I remember that being my favorite when I was little, but the one at my school was always broken.
The park is almost perfect except for a giant hole made of tires and a pole that I fear a little person could fall from. However, my big boy loves to climb down this now that he's older. This is in the 'big kid' area but my little kid loves the whole park so I try to keep my eye on this part of the equipment. I usually just find somewhere near the highest part to hang out and keep my eyes on where all the kids are. I guess you could call me overprotective.

We couldn't resist driving down the road a ways for a short walk at River Front Park before we headed home for lunch. We even got to wave at a train as it passed by.

The little ones played so much that they took an extra long nap. Nothing wrong with that.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

River Region Grocery Deals 1/25-1/31


Here are some of the best deals that I see at local grocery stores this week:

Oaktree

Produce
Iceberg Lettuce $0.88 /head
Green Cabbage $0.38/lb
Naval Oranges 4lb bag $2.88
Michigan Gold or Red Delicious or Rome Apples 3 lb bag $2.18
Vine Ripe Slicing Tomatoes $1.08/lb
Sweet Onions 3lb bag $1.98

Meat
Quarter Loin Pork Chops $1.58/lb (limit 2 pkgs)
Top Round Roast $2.98/lb

Other Grocery/Dairy
Double Luck Green Beans 13 oz can 3 for $1 ($0.33 each)
Food Club Ketchup 24 oz $0.78
Borden Cheese 8 oz package chunk or shredded $1.98
10-13 oz Polaner All Fruit Spread $1.88
Armour Chili w/beans 15 oz can $1.00

The entire Oaktree Foods weekly grocery ad can be found at their website, http://www.myoaktreefoods.com/. Oaktree Foods is located on Coliseum Blvd in Montgomery. Remember: Oaktree accepts internet printed coupons and doubles coupons.

AG Store

Fresh Fryer Chicken Breast $0.89/lb

Yellow Onions 3lb bag $1.50
Florida Oranges 4lb bag $2.50
Mississippi Sweet Potatoes 2lbs for $1.00

The entire AG Store weekly grocery ad can be found here. AG has four locations in Montgomery, Prattville, Union Springs, Ft. Deposit and Hayneville.

The weekly ad for Millbrook Food Outlet can be found here.

The McGehee Rd Super Foods ad can be found here. McGehee Rd Super Foods does not take printable coupons and does not double coupons. The sale items are almost always the same as Oaktree except the prices are usually slightly different.

Dairy Queen Customer Appreciation Day 1/28/12


Select Montgomery, Wetumpka, and Tallasee Dairy Queen locations are celebrating Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday 1/28/12 by offering everything half off!

I think that sounds like a great day to stop in for a special treat or maybe to pick up an ice cream cake for dessert!

Friday, January 6, 2012

River Region January Activities

There isn't a lot going on in January, so I am trying something new this time and I will see how it goes. I am putting all the events for January in one post and will update it as I find new things. That way it will be easy to look at all of January at a glance and to look back next year and see what was going on in January. (I don't know why but I like to do stuff like that.)

Plus, I just spent an hour typing all of this on the Calendar page only to have it not save and dissappear. (When I type it in a post it saves automatically.)


Ongoing

Artworks at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.; Thursday, 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. and Sunday, 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. The Museum galleries are closed on Mondays. The Museum is closed on the following national holidays: Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Children's Hands-On Gallery at Alabama Department of Archives & History Museum
Open Monday through Saturday 8:30-4:30, except on State Holidays

Alabama Cattlemen's Association Mooseum
The hours of operation for the MOOseum are Monday-Friday, 8am-12pm and 1pm-4:30pm CST.

Montgomery Public Library Storytimes

Prattville Library Storytimes Tuesdays at 10 am

Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am

Millbrook Library Preschool Storytime Tuesdays at 10 am


Saturday 1/7/12


9 am-Noon Home Depot Kid's Workshop
FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
This month's project is a savings shed or as some people would call it a bank.
1-3 pm Michael's Free Make It & Take It: Yarn Backpack Buddy
While supplies last. Ages 3 and up.

10 am-5 pm Artworks at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
This space contains more than 40 interactive exhibits for exploring art. ARTWORKS Gallery I and II interpret the permanent collection of the Museum but also include original art commissioned specifically for art education. Visitors are encouraged to touch the art in ARTWORKS and to explore the many computers with a variety of art-related software. For families and small groups, a mezzanine features an assortment of art-related books, games and puzzles.

8:30 am -4:30 pm Hands-On Gallery at Alabama Department of Archives & History

Sunday 1/8/12

Noon-5 pm Artworks at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
This space contains more than 40 interactive exhibits for exploring art. ARTWORKS Gallery I and II interpret the permanent collection of the Museum but also include original art commissioned specifically for art education. Visitors are encouraged to touch the art in ARTWORKS and to explore the many computers with a variety of art-related software. For families and small groups, a mezzanine features an assortment of art-related books, games and puzzles.
1pm Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free Docent-led tours every Sunday at 1.

Saturday 1/14/12

10 am Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic Castle

Sunday 1/15/12
1pm Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free Docent-led tours every Sunday at 1.

Wednesday 1/18/12
10:30-11 am Tales For Tots at Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts
Each month this FREE program for young children and their families connects special stories with art in the Museum. Ages 2 - 6, with an adult partner.     

Sunday 1/22/12
1pm Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free Docent-led tours every Sunday at 1.

2-4 pm Folk Art Festival Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Bring the entire family to this FREE Museum program! Families will work as a team in the studios to create fun “make and take” art projects related to temporary exhibitions in the galleries, or to works in the Museum’s Permanent Collection. At this festival, view folk art from the permanent collection and create “earth” paintings and sculptures from recycled materials.

Saturday 1/28/12

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic- Build-A-Saurus

Sunday 1/29/12
1pm Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free Docent-led tours every Sunday at 1.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

River Region Local Grocery Store Deals 1/4-1/10


These are the best deals that I see at local grocery stores in the River region this week. I don't want to miss the cheap potatoes at the AG store. (I think I see some potato soup in our future.)

Oaktree Foods

Produce
Red Globe, Red or white Seedless Grapes $1.98/lb
Idaho Potatoes 15lb bag $4.98
Select Fresh Express Salad Mix $1.28
Jonagold, Gold or Red Delicious apples 5lb bag $3.48
White Onions 2lb bag $1.48
Roma Tomatoes $0.98/lb
Cantaloupes $1.98
Delmonte Pineapple $2.48

Meat
Boston Butt Pork Roast $1.38/lb (limit 2)
Fresh Whole Fryer $0.88/lb (limit 3)
Bottom Round Roast $2.78/lb

Other Grocery
Luck’s Beans 15 oz can (pinto, mixed or great northern) $0.50
Gain Laundry Detergent 50 oz liquid $5.88

The entire Oaktree Foods weekly grocery ad can be found at their website, http://www.myoaktreefoods.com/. Oaktree Foods is located on Coliseum Blvd in Montgomery. Oaktree accepts internet printed coupons and doubles coupons.

AG Store

Baking Potatoes 20 lb bag $4.99
Tomatoes $0.79/lb
Florida Oranges 4lb bag $2.50
The entire AG Store weekly grocery ad can be found here. AG has four locations in Montgomery, Prattville, Union Springs, Ft. Deposit and Hayneville.

McGehee Road Super Foods

Produce
Meat
Other Grocery
The entire McGehee Road Super Foods weekly grocery ad can be found at the store's website, www.mcgeheesuperfoods.com/. The store is located on McGehee Road in Montgomery.

FYI: McGehee Rd Super Foods and Oaktree almost always have the same sales, with only a small difference in price. McGehee Rd Super Foods does not accept printable coupons and does not double.


Let me know if you see any other great deals this week and I will add them to the list!