Thursday, November 29, 2012

Calendar: December 2012

December is probably my most favorite month. I haven't finished all the events for December (especially library storytimes) but there are already so many fun things on the calendar! I like to make a list of fun things to do every day in December leading up to Christmas and there are plenty of things to choose from. Don't miss all the fun! Click on links for more information.

Saturday 12/1/12

9am-Noon Home Depot Kid's Workshop Picture Frame


10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Sandman's Plane from Rise of the Guardians

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Noon-5pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

11am-8 pm 7th Annual Interfaith Christmas Nativity Exhibit 3460 Carterhill Rd. Montgomery
See website for Daily Schedule. Different Choirs will be performing Christmas music during the display. FREE.

1-4 pm Holiday Open House at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts FREE

Sunday 12/2/12
Noon-5pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Free Crafts, Free Games and Activities

1-8 pm 7th Annual Interfaith Christmas Nativity Exhibit 3460 Carterhill Rd. Montgomery
See website for Daily Schedule. Different Choirs will be performing Christmas music during the display. FREE.

Monday 12/3/12

3-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

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

5-7 pm Governor's Mansion Christmas Open House Tours
1142 S. Perry St. Montgomery 834-3022

Tuesday 12/4/12

10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime

10:30 am Hampstead Library Preschool Storytime

3-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Wednesday 12/5/12

10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby and Toddler Time

3-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Thursday 12/6/12

10 am Coliseum Blvd Branch Library Preschool Storytime

3-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities\


4-8 pm Earth Fare Family Dinner Night (Kids Eat Free)
Free Photos with Santa!

4 pm Pike Road Branch Library Family Movie Time

Friday 12/7/12

10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime

3-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

5:15 Capital City Christmas Parade
Schedule 5:15 pm Governor's Christmas Tree Lighting, 6pm Capital City Christmas Parade (from Capitol steps to Court Square Fountain), 7:30 Mayor's Tree Lighting

7pm Living Christmas Tree First Baptist Church
(Tickets available Nov 5. Call 334-241-5156 or order online. $5 suggested per ticket)

Saturday 12/8/12
10 am- 1pm Children's activities Christmas on the Coosa

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Noon-5pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities


10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Gingerbread House

10 am -Noon Hampstead Branch Library Holiday Open House
10:15 a.m. Special reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss 10:45 a.m. Viewing of the original cartoon version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas featuring the voice of Boris Karloff.
11:15 a.m. Visit with Santa Claus! (Bring your cameras!) Paper crafts for all ages. Coffee and hot chocolate courtesy of The Tipping Point.

10am-Noon Pike Road Branch Library Holiday Open House
Readings from special guests, a Christmas craft, a free photo opportunity with Santa, and food provided by the Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library.

2 pm Christmas on the Coosa Street Parade

4 pm Christmas on the Coosa Wetumpka Pops Band Concert

4pm & 7 pm  Living Christmas Tree First Baptist Church
(Tickets available Nov 5. Call 334-241-5156 or order online. $5 suggested per ticket)

5 pm Christmas on the Coosa Boat Parade-Santa Ski-in, Fireworks

5-8 pm Dream in December (corner of Coosa & Tallapoosa St.) Children's activities, Horse drawn Carriage, Santa Claus and more!

Sunday 12/9/12
Noon-5pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Free Crafts, Free Games and Activities

4pm & 7 pm Living Christmas Tree First Baptist Church
(Tickets available Nov 5. Call 334-241-5156 or order online. $5 suggested per ticket)

Monday 12/10/12
10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

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

5-7 pm Governor's Mansion Christmas Open House Tours
1142 S. Perry St. Montgomery 834-3022

Tuesday 12/11/12

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime

10:30 am Hampstead Library Preschool Storytime

Wednesday 12/12/12

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities


10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby and Toddler Time

6-8pm Candlelight Harpsichord Chamber Concert Christchurch 8800 Vaughn Rd
Free concert featuring instrumental and vocal pieces of sacred and secular music.

Thursday 12/13/12

10 am Coliseum Blvd Branch Library Preschool Storytime

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

5-8 pm Dream in December (corner of Coosa & Tallapoosa St.) Children's activities, Horse drawn Carriage, Santa Claus and more!

Friday 12/14/12

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime

5-8 pm Dream in December (corner of Coosa & Tallapoosa St.) Children's activities, Horse drawn Carriage, Santa Claus and more!

Saturday 12/15/12

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Noon-5pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

5-8 pm Baptist Hospital Live Nativity
Located at the DeBoer Building (301 Brown Springs Rd.) behind Baptist East and across from the Winton Blount Post Office.

5-8 pm Dream in December (corner of Coosa & Tallapoosa St.) Children's activities, Horse drawn Carriage, Santa Claus and more!

7 pm "My Favorite Christmast Card" A Christmas Musical Frazer UMC
Fun for the entire family. Admission if FREE. No ticket required. Childcare for ages 0-3.

Sunday 12/16/12

10am-5pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Noon-5pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

5-8 pm Baptist Hospital Live Nativity
Located at the DeBoer Building (301 Brown Springs Rd.) behind Baptist East and across from the Winton Blount Post Office.

7 pm "My Favorite Christmast Card" A Christmas Musical Frazer UMC
Fun for the entire family. Admission if FREE. No ticket required. Childcare for ages 0-3.

Monday 12/17/12
10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

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

5-7 pm Governor's Mansion Christmas Open House Tours
1142 S. Perry St. Montgomery 834-3022

Tuesday 12/18/12

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime

10:30 am Hampstead Library Preschool Storytime

Wednesday 12/19/20

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

10:30 am Hampstead Library Baby and Toddler Time

Thursday 12/20/12

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

10 am Coliseum Blvd Branch Library Preschool Storytime

5-8 pm Dream in December (corner of Coosa & Tallapoosa St.) Children's activities, Horse drawn Carriage, Santa Claus and more!

7 pm Glenn Miller Holiday Concert Featuring Airmen of Note at the Davis Theatre. Concert is Free but canned food will be collected for Montg. Area Food Bank. For more info call 953-1517 or 953-2014.

Friday 12/21/12

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7 pm Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime

5-8 pm Dream in December (corner of Coosa & Tallapoosa St.) Children's activities, Horse drawn Carriage, Santa Claus and more!

Saturday 12/22/12

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Noon-5pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

5-8 pm Dream in December (corner of Coosa & Tallapoosa St.) Children's activities, Horse drawn Carriage, Santa Claus and more!

Sunday 12/23/12

10am-5pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Noon-5pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Monday 12/24/12

10am-5pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 3-5 pm Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Tuesday 12/25/12

Wednesday 12/26/12

Thursday 12/27/12

Friday 12/28/12

10 am Wetumpka Library Preschool Storytime

Saturday 12/29/12

Sunday 12/30/12

Monday 12/31/12


Friday, November 9, 2012

Calendar: November 2012

Started working on the November Calendar. Haven't gotten all the library events yet. Let me know if you see anything else that I can add to the calendar. Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday 11/9/12

7pm Santa's Arrival On Ice Eastdale Mall FREE

Saturday 11/10/12

5pm Santa's Arrival at Bass Pro Shops
Caroling, tree lighting, giveaways, Free coloring book, Free hot chocolate and cookie (while supplies last) 
6-8 pm Santa Shaped Stocking Craft Bass Pro Shops

Sunday 11/11/12
Noon-5pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Free Crafts, Free Games and Activities

1pm Sundays at 1 Free docent-led tours every Sunday from 1-2 pm


1-3 pm Michael's Passport to Imagination Holiday Ornament Free Event
Ages 3 and up.

Monday 11/12/12

10 am River Region Veteran's Day Parade Observance program and concert by Capital Sounds Concert Band on the front steps of the Capitol Building FREE

11am River Region Veteran's Day Parade down Dexter Ave. FREE

3pm-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Tuesday 11/13/12
10 am Wetumpka Public Library Preschool Storytime Thanksgiving

10 am Autauga Prattville Public Library Preschool Storytime

10:30 am Hamptead Preschool Storytime

3pm-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Wednesday 11/14/12
10:30 am Hampstead Baby & Toddler Time

3pm-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Thursday 11/15/12
10 am Coliseum Blvd Branch Library Storytime

3pm-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Friday 11/16/12
7am-1pm FREE Community Shredding Event Paterson Field parking lot at 1201 Madison Avenue in Montgomery. Residents are encouraged to bring up to three bags or boxes of old documents to the mobile shredding truck.

10 am Wetumpka Public Library Preschool Storytime

3pm-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Saturday 11/17/12
9:30 am Santa Arrives at Eastchase
Parade featuring Santa and the Inflatamaniacs kicks off the celebration. Gift card giveaways from 10 am to 4 pm. Must be present to win.

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Noon-5pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities


10am Lowe's Build & Grow Rise of the Guardians North's Sleigh

1-3pm Michael's Passport to Imagination Yarn Event with Purchase of Frame. Ages 3 and up.

Sunday 11/18/12
Noon-5pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Free Crafts, Free Games and Activities

1pm Sundays at 1 Free docent-led tours every Sunday from 1-2 pm


1-3pm Michael's Thanksgiving Craft Free Event
Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.

Monday 11/19/12

3pm-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

4:15pm Pike Rd Branch Library Storytime (Ages 3-7)

Tuesday 11/20/12
10 am Wetumpka Public Library Preschool Storytime

10 am Autauga Prattville Public Library Preschool Storytime

10:30 am Hamptead Preschool Storytime

3pm-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Wednesday 11/21/12
3pm-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Thursday 11/22/12 Thanksgiving Day

10am-5pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 3-5pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Friday 11/23/12

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Saturday 11/24/12

10am-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Noon-5pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Sunday 11/25/12

Noon-5pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Free Crafts, Free Games and Activities

1pm Sundays at 1 Free docent-led tours every Sunday from 1-2 pm

2-4 pm Jazz Jams Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts FREE

Monday 11/26/12
3pm-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

4:15pm Pike Rd Branch Library Storytime (Ages 3-7)

Tuesday 11/27/12
10 am Wetumpka Public Library Preschool Storytime Animal Friends

10 am Autauga Prattville Public Library Preschool Storytime

10:30 am Hamptead Preschool Storytime

3pm-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Wednesday 11/28/12
10:30 am Hampstead Baby & Toddler Time

1-8 pm 7th Annual Interfaith Christmas Nativity Exhibit 3460 Carterhill Rd. Montgomery
See website for Daily Schedule. Different Choirs will be performing Christmas music during the display. FREE.

Thursday 11/29/12
10 am Coliseum Blvd Branch Library Preschool Storytime

1-8 pm 7th Annual Interfaith Christmas Nativity Exhibit 3460 Carterhill Rd. Montgomery
See website for Daily Schedule. Different Choirs will be performing Christmas music during the display. FREE.

3pm-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

Friday 11/30/12
10 am Wetumpka Public Library Preschool Storytime Animal Friends

1-8 pm 7th Annual Interfaith Christmas Nativity Exhibit 3460 Carterhill Rd. Montgomery
See website for Daily Schedule. Different Choirs will be performing Christmas music during the display. FREE.

3pm-8pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, 5-7pm:Free Crafts, Open to close: Free Games and Activities

6 pm. Wetumpka Tree Lighting and Progressive Nativity Gold Star Park. Free coffee and hot chocolate. Entertainment and children's choir groups.

Weekend Activities 11/9-11/11/12

I don't know about you, but since the weather has turned chilly I have been craving hot cocoa and Christmas music. I was ready for all the Christmas season events to start happening and this weekend has plenty of them. Santa's coming to town...


Friday 11/9/12

7pm Santa's Arrival On Ice Eastdale Mall FREE

Saturday 11/10/12

5pm Santa's Arrival at Bass Pro Shops
Caroling, tree lighting, giveaways, Free coloring book, Free hot chocolate and cookie (while supplies last)
6-8 pm Santa Shaped Stocking Craft Bass Pro Shops

Sunday 11/11/12
Noon-5pm Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops
Free photo with Santa, Free Crafts, Free Games and Activities

1pm Sundays at 1 Free docent-led tours every Sunday from 1-2 pm


1-3 pm Michael's Passport to Imagination Holiday Ornament Free Event
Ages 3 and up.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Earth Fare: Candy Trade In, Cheap Pears, Family Dinner Night

Tonight is Family Dinner Night at Earth Fare. Up to six kids eat FREE with a $5 adult meal purchase from the food servie area. Be prepared, check out the kid's menu here.


Today only Earth Fare lets kids trade their Halloween candy for all-natural treats. (Candy assortment varies from store to store.)


Plus, log-in to your Earth Fare Welcome Home account to print a coupon good for a 3lb bag of organic Bosc pears for only $1! Limit 2 bags per coupon! Expires 11/4/12. While supplies last.