Monday, July 30, 2012

Montgomery Zoo: Skylift Opens 8/30 With Free Rides!

Breaking News!


The City of Montgomery just announced on their Facebook page, that the new Zoofari Skylift Ride at the Montgomery Zoo will be opening Thursday August 30, 2012!

To celebrate, for that day ONLY admission on the Zoofari Skylift Ride will be FREE! Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Joy To Life Foundation.

I don't know about you, but I had some questions. I called the zoo to find out how much the ride will be after opening day and was told $4. But they couldn't tell me what kind of age/height restrictions or what the hours will be for the Skylift. Check back closer to opening day for that info.

Now, who's going to take their life in their hands and ride that thing?

Summer Movie Update!


Tonight is the last night for Max Movie Mondays. Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked begins at sundown at Riverwalk Amphitheatre. Admission is FREE!


The Rave Free Family Film Festival continues this week and next week on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 am.


Carmike Cinemas $2 movie combo (movie, drink & popcorn) continues until August 23 with a movie every Thursday at 10 am.


Capri Theatre's $1 childrens matinees will be continuing every Thursday & Friday at 10 am and 1 pm through August 10th.

Have you had a chance to check out any of the cheap summer movie deals?







Friday, July 27, 2012

Weekend Activities

If you have kids (you probably wouldn't be here if you didn't but maybe) or you know someone with kids that will be going to school this year, make sure they see this post. There are two different events in the area on Saturday with school supplies giveaways and other great freebies for school-age kids!


Friday July 27

6 pm City Of Millbrook Summerfest The Pines Golf Course
Live entertainment, concessions available, fireworks display at 9 pm!

Saturday July 28


8-11 am Back To School Blast Woodland United Methodist Church, 4428 Wallahatchi Road, Pike Road
For children grades K5-12th grade: Free school supplies (including bookbags for the first 600 children) healthy screenings, fun & giveaways, games & prizes, free haircuts and more. FREE Call the church office at 272-7230 for more info.

9- Noon Family Fun Day Elmore United Methodist Church, 40 Hatchett St, Elmore, Al
Gospel Singing, horseshoe tournament, free hamburgers, hot dogs & soft drinks, free clothing giveaway, free school supplies and sackpacks for school aged children under 12 (while supplies last), free games for children, free inflatables.


10 am Lowe's Build & Grow Kung Fu Panda Stacking Friends

1-4 pm Michael's Passport To Imagination Craft: India

1pm Eastdale Mall Back To School Fashion Show

5-7 pm Eastdale Mall Family Fun Night with Montgomery Humane Society


Sunday July 29

2 pm Lowe's Build & Grow Kung Fu Panda Stacking Friends

1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm


Monday July 30


8 pm Max Movie Monday at Riverwalk Amphitheatre- Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Calendar: August 2012


As always, the calendar is a work in progress. I will add events as I find out about them. Thanks for coming by and check back often!






Wednesday August 1
10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby & Toddler Time (ages 6 months-3 years)

Thursday August 2

10 am Free Family Film Festival at Rave Inkheart

10 am Capri Children's Movie Matinee Antz

    10 am Carmike Summer Movie Series Madgascar 2

   





    Friday August 3
Alabama "Back To School" Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Go here to check if your city/county is participating.

10 am Wetumpka Public Library Preschool Story Time  Night Worries

10 am Capri Children's Movie Matinee Antz





Saturday August 4

Alabama "Back To School" Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Go here to check if your city/county is participating.

9 am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop Build a Cork Bulletin Board


5-7 pm Eastdale Mall Family Fun Night sponsored by Chick-fil-a and Build-A-Bear Workshop

Sunday August 5

Alabama "Back To School" Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Go here to check if your city/county is participating.

1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm

7:30 Alabama Dance Theatre Presents Stars On The Riverfront at the Riverfront Amphitheatre. Gates open at 6 pm. FREE


Monday August 6

10 am Free Family Film Festival at Rave Happy Feet (PG)

7:30 Alabama Dance Theatre Presents Stars On The Riverfront at the Riverfront Amphitheatre. Gates open at 6 pm. FREE

Tuesday August 7



10:30 am Hampstead Library Preschool Storytime

4:15 pm Pike Road Branch Library Storytime (ages 3-7)


Wednesday August 8

10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby & Toddler Time (ages 6 months-3 years)

Thursday August 9

10 am Free Family Film Festival at Rave Happy Feet (PG)

10 am Carmike Summer Movie Series Bee Movie

10 am Capri Children's Movie Matinee How To Train Your Dragon

10 am Coliseum Blvd Branch Library Preschool Story Time

1 pm Capri Children's Movie Matinee How To Train Your Dragon

Friday August 10

10:15 am EL Lowder Region Branch Library Preschool Storytime

Saturday August 11

10 am-2 pm River Region Lean Health & Wellness Fair Eastdale Mall FREE
Exhibitors, health screenings, giveaways and demonstrations

10 am Lowe's Build & Grow-Shrek Dragon Ride FREE


11am- 1pm Lifeway Christian Store-Kid's Day (FREE)
Crafts, snacks, in-store specials. (See link for coupon to use for deals.)

4-8 pm Back To School Bash Lakewood Christian Centre
Free food, games, prizes-including backpacks full of school supplies

5pm Second Saturday Riverfront Park FREE admission. (There is a charge for inflatables, games, food vendors, etc.)

 
Sunday August 12
1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm


2 pm Lowe's Build & Grow-Shrek Dragon Ride FREE

Monday August 13

3:30 pm Pike Road Branch Library Summer Reading Program


Tuesday August 14



10:30 am Hampstead Library Preschool Storytime

4:15 pm Pike Road Branch Library Storytime (ages 3-7)

Wednesday August 15

10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby & Toddler Time (ages 6 months-3 years)

10:30 am Tales For Tots Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Thursday August 16


10 am Carmike Summer Movie Series Monsters VS Aliens




Friday August 17

    
10:15 am EL Lowder Region Branch Library Preschool Storytime

Noon-5 Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend

3-9 pm Buckmasters Expo (Free admission with a canned food donation per person per day)

6-8 pm AUM Summer Concert Series-FREE- Clint Darby & BTW Choir


Saturday August 18

9 am- 7 pm Buckmasters Expo (Free admission with a canned food donation per person per day)

Noon-5 Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend

6-9 pm Prattville's 3rd Annual Back To School Concert Featuring Once Over Twice


Sunday August 19

10 am-5 pm Buckmasters Expo (Free admission with a canned food donation per person per day)

Noon-5 Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend
1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm


Monday August 20

 

Tuesday August 21


10:30 am Hampstead Library Preschool Storytime

4:15 pm Pike Road Branch Library Storytime (ages 3-7)


Wednesday August 22

10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby & Toddler Time (ages 6 months-3 years)

Thursday August 23

10 am Carmike Summer Movie Series Mega Mind

Friday August 24

10:15 am EL Lowder Region Branch Library Preschool Storytime

Saturday August 25

8 am Opening Ceremony Dragonboat Festival Riverfront Park

Sunday August 26
1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm


Monday August 27


Tuesday August 28



4:15 pm Pike Road Branch Library Storytime (ages 3-7)

Wednesday August 29

Thursday August 30

Friday August 31

10 am Wetumpka Public Library Preschool Story Time Ladybugs





Monday, July 23, 2012

Arby's: Classic Roast Beef 64 Cents Today Only!


Arby's is turning back the clock today to celebrate their founding in 1964 with $0.64 Classic Roast Beef Sandwiches.

Click here for the coupon. While supplies last! Check out Arby's Facebook page for more info.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Weekend Activities

A couple things first:

The splash pad in Montgomery will be closed tomorrow (7/21) from 10 am to Noon. (Boo! I know, but I think it's great that they keep everyone updated on their Facebook page.)

Saturday, Montgomery Zoo is having Animal Enrichment Day from 10 am-2 pm. (Regular admission charged) We have been to this a few times and it's pretty fun to watch. The zoo gives animals different puzzles and objects to play with and we get to watch. They schedule a different animal every 15 minutes, so you can go from animal to animal to watch. The schedule is here.  We will probably take a picnic lunch to enjoy.

Don't forget to sign up for next week's Lowe's Build and Grow: Kung Fu Panda Stacking Friends.

Now, on to the other weekend activities:


Friday July 20

8:30 pm Movie: Puss In Boots at Gold Star Park in Wetumpka  Free


Saturday July 21

6 am-Noon "Gigantic" Flea Market Doster Center Prattville

    1-10 pm Wetumpka’s River & Blues Music & Arts Festival FREE
    Free music and Free Kid Zone including Face Painting, Bungee Jump, Inflatables, Taylor Made Gaming trailer and more! Check out the schedule here!

1-4 pm Michael's Passport To Imagination Craft: Chile  Free

5-7 pm Eastdale Mall Family Fun Night with Montgomery Biscuits Free

Sunday July 22

1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm

Pump It Up: Jump For Free 7/25


FYI: Pump It Up is celebrating 2,000,000 birthday parties with a Free Open Jump (with a donation to Autism Speaks) on Wednesday July 25th from 6-8 pm.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Weekend Activities

Howdy, Pardners! (Sorry, we saw Cowboy Bruce & Vern at the library Thursday morning and that's just how I have been talking ever since. My son has been trying to make the dog's leash crack like a whip since then, too.-No worries, the dog is not attached.)

FYI: I noticed that Cowboy Bruce & Vern are going to be at Pike Road library on 7/23, so you might want to go. My kids were pretty impressed with all the lassooing, cowboy stories and bullwhip cracking.

We have had Vacation Bible School at our church this week, so I've been pretty busy. If I have missed anything, just comment or write me a note on the Facebook page.

I'm glad that we have about another good month of summer left, and there are still lots of things to do (like Free Movies). I keep updating the calendar whenever I find something to add. So, be sure to check there if you are looking for something to occupy your little darlings during the week.  

Now, on to the weekend:

Saturday July 14

10 am Lowe's Build & Grow Kung Fu Panda Spinning Attack



5-7 pm Eastdale Mall Family Fun Night with Montgomery Zoo

5 pm Second Saturday at Riverfront Park



Sunday July 15

2 pm Lowe's Build & Grow Kung Fu Panda Spinning Attack


2 pm Vote For Pratt Park Party Pratt Park
Live music, Karaoke, Free Food & Drink, Pratt Pool will be open 1-5pm with $2 admission, voting for Pratt Park.


1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm


Friday, July 6, 2012

Calendar: July 2012






Sunday July 1


1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm



Monday July 2




Tuesday July 3



10:30 am Hampstead Library Preschool Storytime


1-4 pm Michael's Passport To Imagination Craft: United States

4:15 pm Pike Road Branch Library Storytime (ages 3-7)



Wednesday July 4

9 am Prattville Fourth Of July Parade


10 am Prattville Cardboard Boat Races




6 pm Prattville Stanley Jenson Stadium Gates open for fireworks celebration


9:15 pm (or later) Fireworks after the Biscuits game) at Riverfront Park in Montgomery FREE



Thursday July 5







Friday July 6




Saturday July 7

9 am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop Build a Moving Truck


1-4 pm Michael's Passport To Imagination Craft: North Pole

5-7 pm Eastdale Mall Family Fun Night with Montgomery Fire Department



Sunday July 8


1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm



Monday July 9

10 am Free Family Film Festival at Rave Journey 2- The Mysterious Island (PG)

3:30 pm Pike Road Branch Library Summer Reading Program-Dream Big, Write

8 pm Max Movie Monday at Riverwalk Amphitheatre- Dolphin Tale



Tuesday July 10



10:30 am Hampstead Library Preschool Storytime


1-4 pm Michael's Passport To Imagination Craft: Thailand

4 pm Hampstead Library Summer Reading Program (Grade 4-6)-Big Book Trailer Part 1

4:15 pm Pike Road Branch Library Storytime (ages 3-7)



Wednesday July 11

10:30-11 am Tales for Tots Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby & Toddler Time (ages 6 months-3 years)

Thursday July 12

10 am Free Family Film Festival at Rave Journey 2- The Mysterious Island (PG)



10 am Juliette Hampton Morgan Library Summer Reading Program-Wild West Show

10 am Coliseum Blvd Branch Library Preschool Story Time



1-4 pm Michael's Passport To Imagination Craft: Russia

1:30 pm Hampstead Library Summer Reading Program (Grade Prek-3rd)-Montgomery Clean City Commission & The Talking Tree

Friday July 13



10 am Coliseum Blvd Branch Library Summer Reading Program-Muppet Movie

10:15 am EL Lowder Region Branch Library Preschool Storytime




Saturday July 14

10 am Lowe's Build & Grow Kung Fu Panda Spinning Attack



5-7 pm Eastdale Mall Family Fun Night with Montgomery Zoo

5 pm Second Saturday at Riverfront Park



Sunday July 15

2 pm Lowe's Build & Grow Kung Fu Panda Spinning Attack

2 pm Vote For Pratt Park Party Pratt Park
Live music, Karaoke, Free Food & Drink, Pratt Pool will be open 1-5pm with $2 admission, voting for Pratt Park.


1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm


Monday July 16

10 am Free Family Film Festival at Rave Dolphin Tale (PG)

3:30 pm Pike Road Branch Library Summer Reading Program

8 pm Max Movie Monday at Riverwalk Amphitheatre-The Mighty Macs



Tuesday July 17



10:30 am Hampstead Library Preschool Storytime


4 pm Hampstead Library Summer Reading Program (Grade 4-6)-Big Book Trailer Part 2

4:15 pm Pike Road Branch Library Storytime (ages 3-7)

Wednesday July 18

10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby & Toddler Time (ages 6 months-3 years)


    Thursday July 19

10 am Free Family Film Festival at Rave Dolphin Tale (PG)



10 am Coliseum Blvd Branch Library Preschool Story Time

10:30  am Juliette Hampton Morgan Library Summer Reading Program-PNC Bank presents Dream Big, Grow Up Great!



1:30 pm Hampstead Library Summer Reading Program (Grade Prek-3rd)-Music & Dance! Zumba

3:30 pm Pike Road Branch Library Family Movie Time



    Friday July 20

    10 am Wetumpka Public Library Preschool Story Time Movement & Rhyme


     10 am Coliseum Blvd Branch Library Summer Reading Program-Creatures Of The Night with the Montgomery Zoo (Turn in Reading logs)

     10:15 am EL Lowder Region Branch Library Preschool Storytime


 8:30 pm FREE movie: Puss In Boots- Gold Star Park, Wetumpka





Saturday July 21



5-7 pm Eastdale Mall Family Fun Night with Montgomery Biscuits

Sunday July 22

1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm



Monday July 23

10 am Free Family Film Festival at Rave Shorts-The Adventures of The Wishing Rock (PG)

3:30 pm Pike Road Branch Library Summer Reading Program-Cowboy Bruce & Vern Wild West Show

8 pm Max Movie Monday at Riverwalk Amphitheatre - Puss in Boots



Tuesday July 24



10:30 am Hampstead Library Preschool Storytime-Pajama Party Day!

1-4 pm Michael's Passport To Imagination Craft: Brazil

4 pm Hampstead Library Summer Reading Program (Grade 4-6)-Murder Mystery Pizza Party

4:15 pm Pike Road Branch Library Storytime (ages 3-7)


Wednesday July 25

10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby & Toddler Time (ages 6 months-3 years)

Thursday July 26

10 am Free Family Film Festival at Rave Shorts-The Adventures of The Wishing Rock (PG)



10 am Coliseum Blvd Branch Library Preschool Story Time


1-4 pm Michael's Passport To Imagination Craft: Morocco

1:30 pm Hampstead Library Summer Reading Program (Grade Prek-3rd)-Favorite Book Show & Tell, Make a bookmark



Friday July 27



10 am Coliseum Blvd Branch Library Summer Reading Program-Program Finale (Awards and refreshments)

10:15 am EL Lowder Region Branch Library Preschool Storytime

1 pm Capri Children's Movie Matinee

6 pm City Of Millbrook Summerfest  The Pines Golf Course
Live entertainment, concessions available, fireworks display at 9 pm!

Saturday July 28


8-11 am Back To School Blast Woodland United Methodist Church, 4428 Wallahatchi Road, Pike Road
For children grades K5-12th grade: Free school supplies (including bookbags for the first 600 children) healthy screenings, fun & giveaways, games & prizes, free haircuts and more. FREE Call the church office at 272-7230 for more info.

9- Noon Family Fun Day Elmore United Methodist Church, 40 Hatchett St, Elmore, Al
Gospel Singing, horseshoe tournament, free hamburgers, hot dogs & soft drinks, free clothing giveaway, free school supplies and sackpacks for school aged children under 12 (while supplies last), free games for children, free inflatables.


10 am Lowe's Build & Grow Kung Fu Panda Stacking Friends

1 pm Eastdale Mall Back To School Fashion Show

5-7 pm Eastdale Mall Family Fun Night with the Montgomery Humane Society



Sunday July 29


1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm



Monday July 30


8 pm Max Movie Monday at Riverwalk Amphitheatre- Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked



Tuesday July 31



4:15 pm Pike Road Branch Library Storytime (ages 3-7)