Friday, March 30, 2012

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.

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