Friday, March 30, 2012

Michael's: 50% off one Regular Priced Item Today Only!

Go here to print a coupon for 50% off one regular priced item today only at Michael's. I love these coupons! Be sure to read the exclusions on the coupon and one per customer.

Weekend Activities 3/31/12

Whew! I think I got everything! Busy weekend. Post on the wall if you see anything else to do this weekend. Have a great one!

Friday 3/30/12

11 am-7 pm Greater Montgomery Home & Lifestyle Expo
Go here for coupon for free admission for Friday only.
The Expo is also Saturday, March 31, 11 am - 7 pm and Sunday, April 1, 12 pm - 5 pm with $6 admission charged. $1 off coupon for Saturday and BOGO admission coupon for Sunday are found here. See their Facebook page for more info.

Saturday 3/31/12
9 am- 6 pm Montgomery Zoo
Zoo Weekend (Admission Charged, zoo members are free!)
The Zoo and Museum are transformed into a festival-like environment complete with games, enflatable slides and bouncy houses, horse trail rides, giraffe encounter, live animal presentations, zookeeper talks, a variety of food, drinks and snacks, live entertainment and much more.

Zoo Weekend is an annual fundraiser for the Zoo and Museum. Funds from this event go directly into the general fund allowing the Zoo to continue to grow and expand. Future projects coming aboard soon include the Zoofari Skylift, Parakeet Cove, new Alligator exhibit, Stingray Bay and Butterfly House.

9:30am -12:30pm Frazer United Methodist Church Eggstravaganza
Celebrate the Resurrection of Christ with the whole family at this fun and uplifting community event. Four different age-appropriate Egg Hunts (toddler through 5th grade), inflatibles, games, crafts, and a puppet show. Free and open to the public; food will be for sale. Activities open 9:30-11:00 and 11:30-12:30 with the puppet show from 11:00-11:30.

Not free but looks like it would be fun for the kids:
10am The Little Engine That Could at the Cloverdale Playhouse
Presented by the Birmingham Little Theatre for ages pre-k through 2nd grade. This classic story teaches the value of persistence and self-reliance. This presentation has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Two show times: 10 am and noon. $10 adult, $5 per child. Call (334) 262-1530 or email for tickets

10 am-2 pm Home Depot (10655 Chantilly Pkwy, 260-8702)
FREE Spring Event Kickoff-lots of activities including lawn and garden workshops, MPD will be making children's id cards, the Sheriff's Department will have dog demonstrations, Pike Road Fire Department will be showing kids how to properly plan an evacuation router in case of fire or emergency (fun times!)

11 am- 3 pm Bass Pro Shops Easter Event Free photos with the Easter Bunny (3/31-4/8)
Noon-3pm-Free Crafts: Make a Magnetic Egg Photo Frame
1 pm Easter Egg Hunt-Registration begins at 12:30 at main entrance. Hunt begins promptly at 1. Find 5 eggs and return to registration for candy. Ages 2-10.

7 to 10 pm - Earth Hour at Hampstead Downtown Farm. Come celebrate energy conservation at the farm with live music, food, and drinks. We'll be watching the city turn off its lights at 8:30 pm and setting off Chinese lanterns to commemorate the moment. $5 suggested donation helps support the Institute.  What is Earth Hour?

Sunday 4/1/12

9 am- 6 pm Montgomery Zoo
Zoo Weekend (Admission Charged, zoo members are free!)

1-3 pm Michael's Easter Pail Make It-Take It
Personalize a pail for Easter. With purchase of pail. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.

1 pm Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts Sundays at One
Free docent-led tours every Sunday at 1 pm.

1-4 pm Bass Pro Shops Easter Event (3/31-4/8) Free Photo with the Easter Bunny
Free Crafts-Noon-3pm Make a Magnetic Egg Photo Frame
1 pm Easter Egg Hunt-Registration begins at 12:30 at main entrance. Find 5 eggs and return to registration for candy. Ages 2-10.

4 pm Cloverdale Idlewild Association Spring Concert Series-Rob Thornhill
Every Sunday afternoon beginning April 1st at Cloverdale “Bottom” Park's gazebo, at Cloverdale Rd and Ponce de Leon (From the “5-Points” intersection near the Capri, go south one block.) Bring your chairs or blankets (or both), coolers and snacks. Plan to sit under the beautiful oak trees in the park and enjoy the free music. Looney's Super Skate will again be providing inflatables for the youngsters and Pine Bar will be providing restroom facilities for all.
 more info including a schedule of artists can be found on their Facebook page.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Earth Fare: Free Eggs with $5 Purchase

Log in to your Earth Fare Welcome Home account to print a coupon for Free natural large cage free brown or white eggs with a $5 purchase.

If you don't have a printer (or want to save paper/ink) show the coupon on your mobile device or write down the PLU# and expiration date!

Friday, March 23, 2012

River Region Family: Kids Eat Free Deals

Thanks to the help of a bunch of you on the Facebook page, I have compiled this list of restaurants that have special deals for kid's meals. If you have any others to add, please comment or send me a message on the River Region Family Facebook page. Thanks!

(Deals could change so I always call and check before I make plans.)

*River Region Family Favorites are starred!

*Chappy's Deli
Kids under 6 eat FREE all day every day from the kid's menu with purchase of an adult entree. Reduced prices for ages 7-12. Drink included. (We like that everyone gets a free ice cream after your meal at Chappy's.)

Steak-Out Malcolm Drive
One Free Kid's meal with a $10 order every day.

*Earthfare Family Dinner Night
Thursdays from 4-8pm. Up to 6 Kids (12 and under) eat free with a adult purchase of $5 or more.

Kids eat free on Tuesdays.

Midtown Pizza Kitchen
Sundays-Free personal cheese pizza for children 12 and under.

Baumhower's Restaurant
Kids eat Free on Wednesday with $10 minimum purchase by adult. (Limit 2 kids per adult, 10 and under. Cannot be combined with any other offer/special.)

Captain D's
Thursdays- Get two free Kid's meals with any adult entree purchase at regular price, dine in only. (Participating locations only.)

Moe's Southwest Grill Montgomery/Prattville or Moe's Southwest Grill
Kids eat free on Tuesdays from 5pm to close with purchase of an adult entree ($5 or more.)

Farmhouse Kitchen
One free kid's meal with adult entree purchase (dine-in) for dinner (Wednesday-Friday night.)

River Region Weekend Activities 3/24

When I first started working on this weekend's list, I was having trouble finding one thing and then I started seeing events popping up all over. The area is starting to get really busy with spring. April is going to be a whopper! Have a great weekend!

Friday 3/23/12

8 am-6 pm Southern Homes & Gardens Spring Open House
Enjoy kids activities, music, food and great event specials too. Call (334) 387-0440 for event details.

Saturday 3/24/12

8 am-6 pm Southern Homes & Gardens Spring Open House
Enjoy kids activities, music, food and great event specials too. Call (334) 387-0440 for event details.

9am -5 pm Fountain City Arts Festival Pratt Park, Prattville
The 7th annual event is free and features fine arts and crafts as well as a children's art pavilion and live entertainment. Featured artists include Charlie "Tin Man" Lucas, She-She, Russell Everett, and Kasey Hope. A Children's Creative Pavilion will be available for kids to "make and take" free art projects. Entertainment includes the Prattville Pops and Community Chorus, author Nancy Goff, and more. Admission is free. See the Facebook event page for more info.

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic
Kid's Art Station (It looks like they changed the way you sign up and this one doesn't show on the main Build and Grow page, only on the Facebook page. We will probably just show up at the store and see if it's available.)

11 am-1 pm Toys R Us Playdate With Thomas Event
All abroad for train play and fun!
1-3 pm Michael's Craft Store There Was A Little Froggie Easter Craft Egg
Make It & Take It with purchase of Egg. Ages 3 and up.

2-4 pm Toys R Us Monsumo Event
Spin into action with Monsuno! Learn how to Spin and Battle with friends!

Sunday 3/25/12
Noon-5pm Southern Homes & Gardens Spring Open House
Enjoy kids activities, music, food and great event specials too. Call (334) 387-0440 for event details.

1-3 pm Michael's Craft Store Canvas Panels
Make It & Take It with purchase of panels. Adult only.

1-2 pm Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts Sundays At One
Free docent-led tours every Sunday at the Museum at 1 P.M.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

MMFA: Free Puppet Show (Must Register)

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts presents the puppet show, Colors Of The City.

Join the fun with puppets, Violet and Roy, along with the Cool City Band as they plan a visit to the Art museum.

This 25-minute puppet show is designed for students in pre-school through first grade.

After the puppet show, an optional 15-minute tour, Peekaboo Street, (for ages 3 and up) is offered. Students will explore a painting in the galleries. This tour begins immediately after each performance.

Advance reservations are required (taken on a first come first served basis) 200 seats per show.

Two shows will be held each day on April 11, 12, and 13 at 9:30 and 11 A.M.

Please contact Jill Byrd at 334.240.4359 for more information.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Weekend Activities 3/17/12 (Sort Of)

No Lowe's Build and Grow this week. I would tell you to sign up for the next event (March 24-Art Station) but I can't figure out how to register for it on their new website because it doesn't show up right now. But check out April 14th's build. It's Plinko!

No Home Depot, either. Next one of those is April 7th.

Not even a Michael's Make It Take It this weekend.

Might want to put on your green and hit a couple of yard sales. Then grab some free fries at lunch.

I did find this:

On Sunday from 1-2 pm Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts offers Free docent-led tours. THEN from 2-4 pm take the entire family to Spring Fling. Marvel at the vibrant artwork of Loïs Mailou Jones and the exhibition Birds of the Enlightenment. Then add your unique hand-made bird to the Museum “tree” and create patterned works of art in the studios. Catch a little Jazz while you're there!

Oh, and this:

Wednesday March 21 is 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.

Looks like the weather is going to be great! Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Free Fries at Burger King 3/17 & 3/18

Stop by Burger King this weekend for Free Value Size Fries with Heinz St. Paddy's Sauce (green ketchup) on March 17 & 18.



Montgomery Multiples Club Yard Sale 3/17/12

The Montgomery Multiples Club sale is tomorrow 3/17/12 from 7 am-Noon at Ridgecrest Baptist Church 5260 Vaugh Rd in Montgomery.
Children's clothing, toys, shoes, equipment and maternity clothes.
Cash Only!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Weekend Activities 3/10 & 3/11/12

Here's what I've got for this weekend. Let me know if I've missed something. Starting to get busy again, since spring is here. Lots of events for March and April coming up!

Saturday 3/10/12

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic
Carnival Hoops (looks like the basketball one we did a while back-just sayin')

10 am -2 pm EggStravaganza at Hampstead
From the Facebook page: Drop by the big red barn Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free event for the whole family complete with live bluegrass, arts & crafts, filed games, Organic Chicken Care 101, baked goods sale, lunch with Chef Rob McDaniel ($10) and of course - a fantastic silent auction!

1-3 pm Michael's The Knack T-shirt Tote Bag Make It & Take It
With purchase of shirt. While supplies last. Ages 3 and up.

Did you know? There is a card you can print out get it stamped each time you attend a Michael's Knack event and get a special prize when it's full! Go here to get your The Knack Club Card!

3-5 pm Michael's The Knack Yarn Doll Free Make It & Take It
While supplies last. Ages 3 and up.

Sunday 3/11/12

1-2pm Sundays At 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours every Sunday at the Museum at 1 P.M.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Montgomery Zoo Membership Rates Increasing

If you were thinking about getting a membership to the Montgomery Zoo, now is the time! Because effective March 31, 2012 the rates are increasing quite a bit.

A family membership (zoo only) is currently $50 but will be going up to $85! Every membership option is going up.

I have mentioned before why I think a membership to the zoo is a great deal, but let's look at this again.

Let's say your family is similar to mine: two adults, two kids (over 2 years old). You go to the zoo once, everyone wants to ride the train ($3 per person)- you spend $46. For $75 (for zoo only and train rides for a year) you can visit the zoo as many times as you want and take your time-play on the playground and have a picnic or just ride the train over and over again. I know this might sound strange but sometimes we go just for the playground (I feel a lot safer there than at other playgrounds in the area.)

We get the combo membership that includes the Mann Museum and on hot or rainy days we still have something to do that is inside. The combo membership is currently $80 for a family (two adults and up to 6 dependent children) but is going up to $115 (not including the train rides).

I am looking forward to all of the new things going on at the zoo. The construction for the Sky Lift is really going and just this week a new exhibit is opening- Parakeet Cove.

Zoo members also get free admission to Zoo Weekend, Holiday Light Festival and other zoo events all year long.

If you travel, there are other zoos all over the country that give you free or reduced admission with your Montgomery Zoo membership.

The info that I have doesn't say if the regular admission rates will be going up (but I suspect they could.) If that happens, it makes getting a membership now an even better deal.

Friday, March 2, 2012

River Region Weekend Activities 3/2-3/4

Friday March 2

4-6 pm Michael's Read Across America Event
Free Dr. Seuss Bookmark Make It and Take It and Dr. Seuss Pencil Cup Holder Make It & Take It with purchase of foam can hugger.
Get a 40% off coupon here. Expires 3/3.

Saturday March 3

10 am to 3 pm Free Pretzel Day Auntie Anne's Pretzels (Eastdale Mall)
Guests will receive one complimentary Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel – no strings attached. Auntie Anne’s expects to give away one million of its freshly-baked pretzels during the nationwide invitation for individuals to fulfill their snacking obsession with a fresh, hot Auntie Anne’s Pretzel.
After experiencing a mouth-watering, golden brown soft pretzel, guests will be encouraged to visit Auntie Anne’s Facebook page and complete a three-question survey about their free pretzel experience. Five hundred entrants will be randomly selected to win a limited edition Auntie Anne’s T-shirt.

11 am to 1 pm Lifeway Christian Stores Kid's Day
Snacks, crafts and fun activities. Plus see the link for printable coupons including 30% off purchase and Free Kid's cd with $5 purchase from children's department.

10 am, Noon and 2 pm Family Christian Stores Veggie Tales Event
Watch the new Veggie Tales movie Robin Good & His Not-So-Merry Men. Activities, balloons, stickers and coloring pages. Plus, in-store coupons and special buys!

9 am to Noon- Home Depot Kid’s Workshop
Kids can build and race this #20 speedster race car. Kids will learn to build their very own race car while learning tool safety and gain a sense of achievement and work ethic.

Sunday March 4

1 pm MMFA Free docent-led tours every Sunday at 1 pm.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hot Coupon: Zevia Soda $3 Off

Right now you can print a  $3 coupon for an all-natural soda called Zevia. I have never tried it but Earth Fare carries it and the price runs about $5.99 for a 6-pack. You might also find it at Fresh Market.

Printing tip: You should be able to print twice from each computer. Just use your 'back' button or click on the link again to print it the second time. The coupon prints at the top, so you can cancel the print after the coupon and avoid wasting ink on the advertising on the rest of the page.

You could pair this coupon with the free carrots coupon at Earth Fare this week to get Zevia and carrots for only $2.99.

Zevia All-Natural Soda 6 pack $5.99
Cal-Organic Carrots 1 lb bag Free with $5 purchaseUse the $3/1 coupon found here .
Final cost $2.99 for both!

I think that's a sweet deal for all-natural soda and organic carrots. Or you could hold on to the coupon and see what next weeks free item is going to be. The coupon that I printed today has an expiration date of 3/31/12

Let me know if you find Zevia somewhere else for a better price.

Edited to add: I found Zevia at Publix for $4.99.

Earth Fare: Free Carrots With $5 Purchase & Free Mascara Trade

Head over to the Earth Fare Welcome Home page and log in to print a coupon for a free one-pound bag of Cal-organic carrots when you spend $5.

Coupon expires 3/4/12.

You can also take the Boot Challenge to get a coupon to trade your mascara with artificial ingredients for a free Honeybee Gardens Mascara! (I totally need this!)

Coupon expires 3/27/12