Friday, September 28, 2012

River Region Family Weekend


Saturday is National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day is a fee-free entrance day at many federal public lands including national parks. All of Alabama's 22 State Parks are also offering free admission this day, too. Search for a site near you or find one and take a day trip.

Saturday is also Museum Day. See the post for a link to get free admission tickets to participating museums. (Hint: Old Alabama Town is one of the participating venues.)
 
I heard about one neighborhood yard sale this weekend but there may be more.

7 am-11 am Cloverdale-Idlewild Neighborhood Yard Sale (Montgomery)
3100 Block of Cloverdale Road in Montgomery

Have a great weekend!




Monday, September 24, 2012

Outback Steakhouse: Free Blooming Onion w/ Purchase Today!


You can get a Free Blooming Onion with a purchase at Outback Steakhouse today!

If Ryan Newman, driver of No. 39 Chevrolet, places in the top 10 in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, you get a *FREE Bloomin' Onion® the Monday immediately following that Sprint Cup race.

You can even sign up to get an email reminder when he places in the top 10.

*Offer valid with any purchase. One per table. Offer subject to change. Prices and participation may vary.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Reminder: Register For Lowe's Build & Grow

This Saturday is another great FREE Build and Grow Clinic at Lowes. If your children are going to attend, you need to register early to reserve a kit and a space, because this one looks like it might be pretty popular.
Partcipants also receive a free apron, goggles, project patch (now, they are iron-on, Hooray!) and certificate.

It starts at 10 am, but we have found that it's best to get to the clinic a few minutes early to get a seat.

FREE Child Safety Seat Inspection Saturday

If you are expecting soon or you have a child in a safety seat, it's important to have it properly installed.

Let the experts with Safe Kids USA install or inspect your child's safety seat for FREE Saturday, September 22 from 9 a.m. to Noon at The Shoppes at EastChase near Earth Fare Organic Grocer. Call 334-269-2343 to register.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Target: 70% Off Dollar Spot & Deal on Crib Sheets!

Found some good deals at Target today!

The Dollar Spot had lots of items on clearance at 70% off! (Specifically items with Pink Dots and Orange Triangles. Look near the upc code for the symbol.)

Some items that I found where:
School supplies:
Reward Stickers
Calculators
Notepads
Flashcards
Workbooks (0.30)
 
Organizational items:
Hanging shoe holders (0.90)
Hanging sweater holders (0.90)
Folding boxes
Expandable file folders
Expandable coupon holders (0.30!)

There were several things that would make great stocking stuffers (if you don't have the kids with you when you buy them, like I did.)

I always check the prices as at scanner before I get to the register to avoid any problems.

I also couldn't resist this deal:

Buy a Circo Crib sheet on sale for $9.49 use the $5 coupon available at Target.com under the "apparel and accessories" section in the coupons to get it for only $4.49. (The sale is only through today, and I would print the coupon quickly if you think you might use it because good coupons on Targets website tend to disappear.)

This would make a great baby shower gift. There are lots of neutral colors. Remember the crib sheets fit toddler beds also.

You could also get a two pack of Pack and Play sheets for cheap with the coupon, too!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Weekend Roundup 9/7-9/9

As I type this, it is pouring down rain outside my house (surprise!). I am crossing my fingers that Ballet & The Beast will still be able to go on tonight, because it's one of my favorite free events in the area. But I will checking weather.com right after I finish this. Because we might be changing our plans. We surely won't be taking blankets for the show even if the weather does clear. (Something to think about-don't want wet behinds.)

Also, Saturday is the last Second Saturday Festival for the year. Did you get to go to any of these? What did you think of it?

Don't forget Grandparents Day is this Sunday, in case you didn't get anything, you can take the kids to Michael's on Saturday for the Make It Take It Frame for the Grandparents. What Grandparent doesn't love a frame for the kid's pictures?


Friday 9/7/12

7:30 pm Ballet and The Beasts at the Montgomery Zoo FREE


Saturday 9/8/12
9 am-3 pm Car & Truck Show Eastchase

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Chuck E Roller Game

10 am-Noon Michael's Grandparent's Day Frame Make It & Take It (With purchase of $1 frame) Ages 3 and up.

5 pm-Second Saturday Festival The last one of the year.

Sunday 9/9/12
1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Earth Fare Coupon Roundup

There are a few good Earth Fare coupons valid right now!

The first one is for Free Earth Fare Tortilla Chips and Salsa with a $5 purchase. This coupon expires Monday 9/3/12


 
Go here to access and print it or you can show this coupon on mobile device or write down PLU and expiration date.
 
 
The next coupon is another $5 Food Revolution coupon. Only this time it's for condiments.
For this coupon, you have to present the coupon (no writing the number.) This coupon expires today 9/2/12.
 
 
You can still take the Boot Challenge on the Earth Fare website to access and print a coupon to trade gummy bears with artificial ingredients for a free bag of Yummy Earth gummy bears. This coupon expires 9/4/12. 

 
If you have been signed up for the Text coupons, you should also have received a coupon for FREE 1st pound of Ground Chuck with a $5 purchase. Expires 9/3/12.



Saturday, September 1, 2012

Calendar: September 2012

Getting started on the Calendar for this month. Most of the libraries will resume their regularly scheduled storytimes this month.

Saturday 9/1/12
9 am-Noon Home Depot Kid's Clinic Goal Post Football Game Build
 
Sunday 9/2/12
1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm.

Tuesday 9/4/12
10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime-Mice

10 am Autauga Prattville Library Preschool Storytime

10 am Governor's Square Branch Library Preschool Storytime Welcome Back To Storytime!

10:30 am Hampstead Preschool Storytime (ages 3 and up) Back to School

Wednesday 9/5/12
10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby & Toddler Time

Thursday 9/6/12
10 am Coliseum Branch Library Preschool Storytime

10:30 am Juliette Hampton Morgan Library Preschool Storytime (in the auditorium)


Friday 9/7/12
10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime-Mice

10:15 am EL Lowder Branch Storytime

7:30 pm Ballet and The Beasts at the Montgomery Zoo FREE


Saturday 9/8/12
9 am-3 pm Car & Truck Show Eastchase

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Chuck E Roller Game
 
10 am-Noon Michael's Grandparent's Day Frame Make It & Take It (With purchase of $1 frame) Ages 3 and up.
 
5 pm-Second Saturday Festival The last one of the year.

Sunday 9/9/12
1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm

Monday 9/10/12
4:15 pm Pike Road Branch Library Storytime (ages 3-7)

Tuesday 9/11/12
10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime-Hats

10 am Autauga Prattville Library Preschool Storytime

10 am Governor's Square Branch Library Preschool Storytime Be A Patriot Day

10:30 am Hampstead Preschool Storytime (ages 3 and up)

Wednesday 9/12/12
10:30-11 Tales For Tots Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Special stories are presented to help young children connect with art in the Museum in this monthly FREE program. Take-home art activities are also included.

10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby & Toddler Time


Thursday 9/13/12
10 am Coliseum Branch Library Preschool Storytime

10:30 am Juliette Hampton Morgan Library Preschool Storytime (in the auditorium)

4 pm Pike Road Branch Library Family Movie Time FREE

7:30 Broadway Under the Stars Pops Concert Blount Cultural Park. Gates open at 5 pm. Picnic baskets, coolers, blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Get there early for a good spot. FREE

Friday 9/14/12
10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime-Hats

10:15 am EL Lowder Branch Storytime

Saturday 9/15/12
6 am Gigantic Flea Market Doster Center in Prattville

Sunday 9/16/12
1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm

Monday 9/17/12
4:15 pm Pike Road Branch Library Storytime (ages 3-7)

Tuesday 9/18/12
10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime-Autumn

10 am Autauga Prattville Library Preschool Storytime

10 am Governor's Square Branch Library Preschool Storytime Train Tales Day

10:30 am Hampstead Preschool Storytime (ages 3 and up)

Wednesday 9/19/12
10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby & Toddler Time


Thursday 9/20/12
10 am Coliseum Branch Library Preschool Storytime

10:30 am Juliette Hampton Morgan Library Preschool Storytime (in the auditorium)


Friday 9/21/12
10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime-Autumn

10:15 am EL Lowder Branch Storytime
 
 
Saturday 9/22/12
10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Firetruck

Sunday 9/23/12
1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm

2-4 pm Family Art Affair Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Bring the entire family to the Museum for this special FREE fun day, combining music and art!

Monday 9/24/12
4:15 pm Pike Road Branch Library Storytime (ages 3-7)

Tuesday 9/25/12
10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime-Farms

10 am Autauga Prattville Library Preschool Storytime

10 am Governor's Square Branch Library Preschool Storytime Child Safety Day

10:30 am Hampstead Preschool Storytime (ages 3 and up)

Wednesday 9/26/12
10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby & Toddler Time

Thursday 9/27/12
10 am Coliseum Branch Library Preschool Storytime

10:30 am Juliette Hampton Morgan Library Preschool Storytime (in the auditorium)

 
Friday 9/28/12
10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime-Farms

10:15 am EL Lowder Branch Storytime

7 pm Zombie Walk
 
Sunday 9/30/12
1 pm Sundays at 1 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Free docent-led tours of Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts from 1-2 pm
 
 

Ballet & The Beasts 9/7/12


I can hardly wait until this Friday! It's one of my favorite FREE family events of the year: Ballet and The Beasts!

The Montgomery Ballet Company performs at The Montgomery Zoo Friday September 7, 2012. Gates open at 6 pm and the performance begins at dusk (around 7:30 pm.)

Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy the performance under the stars.

Be prepared, it seems to end pretty late (10 pm according to the Zoo website.). But there is usually an intermission about halfway through that makes a good time to slip out if your kids need to go to bed early.

In the past, they have had a drawing for door prizes during intermission that included Zoo memberships and tickets to the ballet among other things so make sure you get a door prize ticket if they are giving them out.