Saturday, March 30, 2013

Calendar: April 2013

Events start to really pick up around here in April! I will add events to this calendar as I find them. You can help. If you know about an upcoming event send a message or post on the facebook page. Thanks!

If you are up for a road trip, check the Alabama Travel site for Festivals and Events all over the state!

Saturday April 6, 2013

9 am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop FREE
Bird Feeder

10 am Historic Walking tours of Alabama Cities FREE

Saturday, April 13, 2013

9 am-5 pm Calico Fort Arts and Crafts Festival in Fort Deposit
Adults $4, Kids $1

10 am Historic Walking tours of Alabama Cities FREE

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Kids Clinic FREE
The Croods: Planter

3 pm Riverfront Park Second Saturday Festival FREE

Sunday, April 14, 2013

9 am-5 pm Calico Fort Arts and Crafts Festival in Fort Deposit
Adults $4, Kids $1

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

10:30-11 am Tales For Tots Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts FREE
This FREE program offers young children and their families an introduction to art in storybooks and in the Museum’s galleries. Each time a different work of art, a special story and simple art activity will be introduced.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

7 am-10 am Wetumpka Earth Day Event FREE
Wetumpka Recycle Center 205 E. Charles Ave.
Plant Swap, Door Prizes, E-recycleing, Free Compost

10 am-7:30 pm Wetumpka Crater Fest Gold Star Park FREE
Admission is free, but some activities may have a charge.

10 am Historic Walking tours of Alabama Cities FREE

10 am-5 pm Alabama Book Festival FREE

11 am- 4 pm Bark in The Park Cooters Pond Park Prattville FREE
(Rain date April 21) Concession will be sold.

5 pm National Astronomy Day W.A. Gayle Planetarium FREE
Guest speaker is talking about astro-photography. Auburn Astronomical society will have telescopes for night sky viewing.
Saturday, April 27, 2013

9am-6pm  Battle of Selma Reinactment $7 admission

10 am Historic Walking tours of Alabama Cities FREE

Sunday, April 28, 2013

9 am-4 pm Battle of Selma Reinactment $7 admission

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

2-4 pm Jazz Jam Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Enjoy the Museum and a little jazz on a Sunday afternoon. This event is a partnership with Alabama Roots Music Society. Admission is free.

Riverfront Park Second Saturday Festival Returns Starting In April

Second Saturdays at the Riverfront will begin again on April 13, 2013! This will also be the official opening day for the Splashpad!

The first Second Saturday event will feature the 1st Annual Riverwalk Rally-Cruise in Car Show from 3pm-6pm, a concert by Fly By Radio at 6pm and end with “Paint the Sky Fireworks Show”
 by John Lee Paint Co at 9:30 pm.

Admission is FREE. Keep in mind there will be food vendors and other activities that cost money for the kids and adults.

For more information call 334-625-2100 or check out the Facebook event page.

Historic Walking Tours April 2013

Free Historic Walking Tours start this Saturday, April 6, 2013 in participating cities and towns across Alabama.

The hour-long tours will be April 6, 13, 20 and 27 and begin at 10 am.

There are several area tours you may be interested in:

Montgomery tours begin at the Montgomery Area Visitors Center

Prattville tours will meet at the Prattaugan Museum where each participant will recieve a water bottle to fill up from the artesian well behind the museum. One tour will focus on residential history while one will teach about the city's commercial history.  Two others will cover the history of the Old Prattvillage and Creek Walk.

Wetumpka tours begin and end at the Elmore County Museum on South Main Street in downtown Wetumkpa. Refreshments will be served at the museum following each week's tour.

For tours of other cities check here.

We went on the Montgomery tour last year and it was a nice, interesting walk around downtown. This is my kind of thing and if I wasn't almost 8 months pregnant with twins I assure you I would be out there. I would love to do the tour of Prattville or Wetumpka, too.

Hopefully, the weather will be nice.

Don't forget your sunscreen and some water!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Weekend Roundup 3/30/13

It's Easter weekend and so I tried to give a pretty good listing of most of the Easter Egg Hunts. I looked at and there is a 40% chance of rain and a high of 74 degrees, but it says "PM showers" so maybe the morning egg hunts will be dry. Even so, you might want to carry your umbrella 'just in case.' 

Don't forget to bring your Easter baskets!

Saturday 3/30/13

10 am-Noon First Baptist Church Prattville Eggcitement
138 South Washington Dr Prattville
Rides, Games, Petting Zoo, Free Popcorn

10 am-Noon Wetumpka Community Easter Egg Hunt
behing city administration building

10 am-1pm Spring Fling/ Easter Egg Hunt
Community of Christ Church-351 Bell Rd Montgomery
Pony rides, Face painting, Games, Food, Bouncy house, Bouncy Slide, Easter Story at Noon

10:30-Noon Community Easter Egg Hunt Lakeview Baptist Church FREE Rain or Shine
9225 Atlanta Hwy Montgomery Al
Easter Egg Hunt, Door Prizes, Free Pizza Lunch

3-4:30 Saint James UMC Eggstreme Hunt
9045 Vaughn Rd Montgomery Al
Egg Hunt, Arts, Crafts, Refreshments, Resurrection Story

Wishing you a blessed Easter Weekend!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Weekend Roundup 3/23/13

Saturday March 23, 2013

7am-Noon Montgomery Multiples Club Lots O Tots Yard Sale
Children’s clothing equipment, toys, maternity clothes & more. Some great deals you might find include: strollers, high chairs, car seats, cribs, toddler beds, bedding, blankets, toys, bottles & other feeding items, children’s clothing in all sizes, children’s shoes, maternity clothes, and more.... also some household misc items, women’s/men’s clothing, etc... For more info visit

9am-4pm Alabama Fiber Arts Festival (Old Alabama Town)
Fiber fun in all forms. Juried Show exhibit, workshops, demonstrations, hands on make and take stations, fiber animals, and vendor market. Free Admission. Enter through Lucas Tavern at 310 N Hull St. More info: Facebook event page

10 am Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic
 Kids can build a Piranhakeet Chomper inspired by DreamWorks Animation's THE CROODS!

12-2 pm Toys R Us LEGO Friends Buildling Event
Kids ages 5 and up will be able to build a FREE Wishing Well to add to any LEGO Friends set! Go here for more details.

7pm-10 pm Montgomery's Earth Hour Celebration Union Station Train Shed
Check the Facebook event page for more info!

Sunday 3/24/13

9am-5pm Fountain City Arts Festival Prattville-Pratt Park
Free. Live music, Arts & Crafts, Children's Area
For more information contact the Prattville Special Events Office at 334/358-0297 or visit the event page.