Friday, July 31, 2015

5 Facts About 2015 Alabama "Back To School" Sales Tax Holiday



1. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday August 7, 2015, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday August 9, 2015, Alabama will hold its tenth annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state sales or use tax.  Local sales and use tax may apply – see list of participating cities and counties.   

2. Montgomery, Elmore and Autauga counties and the cities of Montgomery, Prattville and Wetumpka are waiving sales tax for the weekend, too.  Click here to see if your city/county are participating.

3. Retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday. 

4. The list of items that are exempt from state taxes for the "holiday" can be found here

5. Despite the name you do not need to be a student or teacher and no identification is needed for the sales tax holiday. All shoppers are eligible.








Local Grocery Deals 7/29-8/4/15

These are my favorite grocery deals this week. To see the entire ad or to find more information about the stores including locations, click on the links below.






AG Store

Fresh Boston Butt Roasts $1.29/lb
Fresh Fryer Leg Quarters 10 lb bag $2.99lb
Fresh Ground Beef Family Pack $2.29/lb
USDA Select Chuck Roast $3.39/lb
US Russet Potatoes 8 lb bag $2.00
Fresh Cantaloups $2.50
Starkist Chunk Light Tuna 5 oz can $0.79
Fresh Green Cabbage 2 lb for $1.00
Red or White Seedless Grapes $1.99/lb

Renfroe's Foodland and 
McGehee Road Super Foods
Boneless Pork Loin $1.98/lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $2.38/lb
Boneless Shoulder Roast $3.68/lb
Grapes White or Red $1.48/lb
Cantaloupes $2.00
Russet Potatoes 15 lb bag $3.48
Fresh Express Salad-Old Fashioned, 3 color deli or angel hair slaw or shreds $1.28
Yellow Onion 3 lb bag $1.98
Avocados $0.98
Sliced Mushrooms 8 oz $1.58
Vine Ripe Tomatoes $0.98/lb

Vowell's CashSaver
Whole Boston Butts 2 Pack $0.97/lb (Limit 2)
Family Pack Fryer Thighs or Drumsticks $0.88/lb
Whole Smoked Picnic Hams $0.91/lb
Golden Ripe Pineapple $2.69
Southern Peaches $0.90/lb
Mangoes $0.75
Tomatoes $1.25/lb
Russet Potatoes 5 lb bag $1.27
Red or Golden Delicious Apples $0.89/lb
Strawberries 16 oz $2.15
Kiwi $0.32 each
White Onions $0.66/lb
Bartlett Pears $1.29/lb
Green Onions 2 bunch bag $0.89

Food Outlet 
Gallon Milk $2.65
USDA Ground Beef $2.26/lb
Bananas $0.46/lb
Vidalia Onions
USDA Drumsticks or Thighs Jumbo Pack $0.98/lb
Domino Sugar 4lb bag $1.98
Sauer's Mayonnaise $1.98
Double Luck Canned Veggies $0.46
Shure Fine Sandwich Bread $0.75

















Thursday, July 30, 2015

Upcoming Events This Week 7/31-8/7/15

Here are some events that you may be interested in coming up this week in the river region. If you know of an event I should add to the list, please leave a comment here or on the River Region Family Facebook page! Have fun  exploring Montgomery with your family! As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes!

 
Friday 7/31/15 9am-1 pm HSI Health Fair Free food, health screening, giveaways, entertainment and more. 
10 am & 1pm Capri Theatre Children's Matinee $1   

10 am-Noon Michael's Passport To Imagination Craft Time 
$5


Saturday 8/1/15
$5 Fun Day at Birmingham Zoo

7 am-Noon Eastchase Farmers Market

8 am-11 am Belk Kids Fest 
Join Belk Eastdale Mall in the Children's Department for KidsFest 2015! Enjoy fashion shows, refreshments, games and special savings. Save up to 50% off select kids' apparel. Stop in and see an associate for details on how your child can be the star of the show. 

9 am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop- Chalkboard door hanger  FREE

10 am-3 pm Back To School Giveaway  Village Green Park Millbrook 
Free school supplies, Free haircuts, Face painting, games, inflatables. 

10 am-Noon Michael's Kid's Club Rain Stick $2

7- Noon Shoppes at Eastchase Farmers Market

9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm Free Guided Tours of Alabama State Capitol
Phone: 334-242-3935 More info on the Facebook Page  


11 am Free Tour Museum of Alabama
Tour departs from the main lobby.  


 
Sunday 8/2/15
$5 Fun Day at Birmingham Zoo

1-2 pm First Sundays at MMFA 
Free docent-led tours of exhibits. 

7:30 pm Alabama Dance Theatre Stars On The Riverfront
Riverwalk Amphitheatre, Gates open at 6, Free Admission


Monday 8/3/15
7:30 pm Alabama Dance Theatre Stars On The Riverfront
Riverwalk Amphitheatre, Gates open at 6, Free Admission

Tuesday 8/4/15
10 am Carmike Montgomery Summer Kids Series- Paddington $4

3-6 pm Prattville Farmers Market Tuesday Market 

6-8 pm National  Night Out Prattville FREE
Target parking lot in Prattville. There will be free refreshments, demonstrations, fun events and bounce houses for the kids. Invite a neighbor and bring a friend to this regional community awareness event.

Thursday 8/6/15
10 am Carmike Montgomery Summer Kids Series- Paddington $4

10 am Carmike Prattville Summer Kids Series- Paddington $4
  
5-8 pm Chick-Fil-A Premier Place Back To School Bash 
Children are welcome to a free sundae bar, bus photo prop, activity sheets. Donations will be accepted of school supplies for Adullam House.


Friday 8/7/15
6-10 pm Prattville Back To School Street Dance
Creekwalk behind City Hall. Live music, inflatables, food and more!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Local Grocery Deals 7/22-7/28/15

Here are my favorite grocery deals at grocery stores in the river region this week. For the entire ad and locations, please click the links below.
* Prices lower than advertised sales at the big chain grocery stores this week!





AG Store
Fresh Fryer Chicken Thighs Family Pack $1.00/2 lbs
Fresh Quarter Loin Chops $1.69/lb
Boneless Fryer Breasts $1.59/lb
*Russet Baking Potatoes 5 lb bag $1.29
Bananas $0.50/lb
*Tomatoes $0.99/lb
Red or white seedless grapes $1.99/lb

Renfroe's Foodland
T-bone Steak $8.98/lb
Fresh Ground Chuck $2.98/lb
Boston Butt Pork roast $1.28/lb
*Strawberries or Blueberries $1.78
Chicken Leg quarters 10 lb bag $4.88
Russet potatoes 5 lb bag $1.48
Green Cabbage 2 lbs for $0.88
Food Club Canned Vegetables $0.58
Beefsteak Tomatoes $1.28/lb
Vidalia Onions $1.08/lb
Whole White mushrooms 8 oz pkg $1.28
Clementines 3 lb bag $4.98
Gold, Gala or Granny Smith apples $0.98/lb
Peaches $0.98/lb

McGeehee Road Super Foods
T-bone Steak $7.98/lb
Fresh Ground Chuck $2.98/lb
Boston Butt Pork roast $1.28/lb
Strawberries or Blueberries $1.78
Chicken Leg quarters 10 lb bag $4.88
Russet potatoes 5 lb bag $1.48
Green Cabbage 2 lbs for $0.88
Food Club Canned Vegetables $0.58
Beefsteak Tomatoes $1.28/lb
Vidalia Onions $1.08/lb
*Whole White mushrooms 8 oz pkg $1.28
Clementines 3 lb bag $4.98
Gold, Gala or Granny Smith apples $0.98/lb
Peaches $0.98/lb

Vowell's Cash Saver
Center Cut pork chops family pack $2.29/lb
Fresh Fryer livers family pack $0.69/lb
Blueberries Pint $1.38
*Strawberries 1lb $1.48
Locally grown seeded watermelons $5.50
Red seedless grapes $1.45/lb
Roma Tomatoes $0.77/lb
*Ripe avocados $0.77


Food Outlet
Ground Beef $2.56/lb
Bananas $0.46/lb
Jumbo Vidalia onions $0.50/lb
USDA T-bone steaks $6.56/lb
Fresh peaches $0.83/lb
USDA Pork Sirloin chops $0.98/lb
Sauers Mayo $1.98
Double Luck Canned Vegetables $0.46
Shurfine White sandwich break loaf $0.75

Upcoming Events 7/25-7/31/15

If you know of an event I should add to the list, please leave a comment here or on the River Region Family Facebook page! Have fun  exploring Montgomery this weekedn with your family! As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes!




Saturday 7/25/15
7- Noon Shoppes at Eastchase Farmers Market

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Kids Clinic FREE
Build Hawkeye's Quinjet from the Avengers Assemble. Register Online. 

9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm Free Guided Tours of Alabama State Capitol
Phone: 334-242-3935 More info on the Facebook Page  


11 am Free Tour Museum of Alabama
Tour departs from the main lobby.  


Noon-5 pm Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp Event FREE

5 -7 pm Eastdale Mall Family Fun Night FREE
Get your singing voices ready for the last Family Fun Night of the summer, but our most favorite one!  EASTDALE IDOL - a kid's karaoke contest for ages 6-12! To register your child, please email suzanna.wasserman@aronov.com. Eastdale Idol will feature three celebrity judges and the winner of the competion will recieve a $100 Eastdale Mall gift card!
 

Sunday 7/26/15
Noon-5 pm Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp Event FREE  


Monday 7/27/15
7:30 pm Movie Mondays at the Riverfront Amphitheater-The Box Trolls
Movies begin at dusk. Bring your own snacks or purchase from our vendors. Blankets and chairs welcome.

Tuesday 7/28/15
10 am Carmike Summer Kids Series-Montgomery
 
6-8 pm Chick-fil-A Eastchase Kids Night with Home Depot Workshop 

Thursday 7/30/15
10 am Carmike Summer Kids Series-Montgomery

10 am & 1pm Capri Theatre Children's Matinee $1  

Friday 7/31/15
10 am & 1pm Capri Theatre Children's Matinee $1  




Disclaimer: We do our best at River Region Family to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. We do our best to confirm details before they are posted here. Sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go. River Region Family is in no way responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities recommended on this site. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Upcoming Events 7/18-7/24/15

Hot enough for ya? Just kidding. Not really. 

You know it's hot when the kids don't even want to get outside. So, I've tried to add extra INside events to this week's roundup. 

If you know of an event I should add to the list, please leave a comment here or on the River Region Family Facebook page! Have fun  exploring Montgomery with your family this week! As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes!


Saturday 7/18/15 
6 am-Noon Gigantic Flea Market Doster Center Prattville 


7 am- Noon Prattville Farmers Market Saturday Market

7 am-Noon Shoppes at Eastchase Farmer's Market

9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm Free Guided Tours of Alabama State Capitol
Phone: 334-242-3935 More info on the Facebook Page

11 am Free Tour Museum of Alabama
Tour departs from the main lobby.
 
Noon-5 pm Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp Event FREE

2 pm Attack of the Space Pirates W.A. Gayle Planetarium 
$6.50 per person



2 pm Wetumpka's River and Blue Music and Arts Festival 
Free Kidzone, Arts & Crafts, Concessions, Musical Acts For Vendor Information Contact: Tiffany Robinson City of Wetumpka 334-567-5147 


5 -7 pm Eastdale Mall Family Fun Night FREE 
Join us for Family Fun Night sponsored by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts! Family Fun Nights features an activity in Centre Court. Families enjoy hands on activities, photo booths, 1/2 off carousel rides and free ice skating for children under the age of 10! Don't forget to check into Customer Service Centre to receive your wristband. 

6:35pm Montgomery Biscuits vs. Tennessee Smokies Star Wars Night with Fireworks
Cost: Tickets - $9, $11, or $13
Phone: 334-323-2255


Sunday 7/19/15
Noon-5 pm Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp Event FREE

2 pm From The Earth To The Universe W.A. Gayle Planetarium
$6.50 per person

5:35pm Montgomery Biscuits vs. Tennessee Smokies - Kids Play Catch on the Field & Run the Bases Location: Riverwalk Stadium Cost: Tickets - $9, $11, or $13 Phone: 334-323-2255

Monday 7/20/15
7:30 pm Movie Mondays at the Riverfront Amphitheater-Marley and Me
Movies begin at dusk. Bring your own snacks or purchase from our vendors. Blankets and chairs welcome.
 

Tuesday 7/21/15
10 am Carmike Summer Kids Series-Montgomery

Noon-5 pm Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp Event FREE

3-6 pm Prattville Farmers Market-Tuesday Market

Thursday 7/23/15
10 am Carmike Summer Kids Series-Montgomery

10 am & 1pm Capri Theatre Children's Matinee $1 

Noon-5 pm Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp Event FREE

Friday 7/24/15
10 am & 1pm Capri Theatre Children's Matinee $1   





Disclaimer: We do our best at River Region Family to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. We do our best to confirm details before they are posted here. Sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go. River Region Family is in no way responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities recommended on this site.

 



Local Grocery Deals: 7/15-7/21/15

Here are my favorite deals at local grocery stores in the river region this week. For the entire ad and locations, click on the links below.






AG Store
USDA Select Shoulder Roast $3.59/lb
Fresh Fryer Jumbo Wings Family Pack $1.99/lb
USDA Fresh Ground Beef Family Pack $2.39/lb
Russet Baking Potatoes 20 lb bag $3.99
Fresh Peaches $0.99/lb
Red and White Seedless Grapes $1.99/lb
Libby's Canned Corn, Peas and Beans $0.50


McGehee Rd Super Foods and Renfroe's Foodland
Fresh whole fryer chicken $1.28/lb
Quarter loin pork chops $1.68/lb
Iceberg lettuce $0.98 each
Russet potatoes 5 lb bag $1.28
Green cabbage 3 lbs for $0.98
Red, McIntosh or Gala Michigan Apples 3 lb bag $2.50
Fresh Ground Round $3.99/lb
Gwaltney Jumbo Franks 1lb pkg $0.99
Yellow or Zucchini Squash $0.99/lb
White Onions 2lb bag $1.50
Green Onions Bunch $0.44
Hass Avocados $0.88
Food Club Frozen Vegetables 32 oz bag select varieties $2.50

3 Day Sale (Fri-Sun 7/17-7/18)
 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 1.88/lb
Boston Butt Pork Roast 2 pack $0.99/lb
Conecuh Sausage 1lb 3 for $10
Red or White Seedless Grapes $1.49/lb
Kraft Mayo Miracle Whip 30 oz $2.99
Kraft Cheese Singles 16 oz $2.50
Doritos 11 oz $2.00
Hickory Smoked Sliced Bacon 10 lb box $14.99
Food Club orange juice gallon $2.50
Niagra Bottled Water 24 pk $1.98



Vowell's Cash Saver
Fresh Ground Chuck Family Pack $2.97/lb
Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag $2.17
Blueberries container $1.75
Red or Green Leaf Lettuce head $0.97
Vine Ripe Tomatoes $0.86/lb
Mangoes $0.69 each
Red Delicious Apples $0.79/lb
Red or black plums $1.39/lb
Fresh Green Onions 2 bunch bag $0.89

Food Outlet
Russet Potatoes 20 lb bag $3.85
Bananas $0.46 lb
Sauer's Mayo $1.98
Domino Sugar 4lb bag $1.98
Boston Butt Pork Roast 2 pack $0.99/lb
USDA Ground Beef family pack $2.56/lb
Double Luck canned Vegetables  Green Bean, Corn, Peas $0.46
Shurfine Sandwich Bread $0.75


Piggly Wiggly/Mega Meats
Boston Butt Roast $0.99/lb
Nectarines $0.99/lb
Green Onions 3 for $1.00

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pump It Up 15th Birthday Bash-Play for FREE 7/15/15



Tomorrow, Wednesday 7/15/15 is Pump It Up's 15th birthday and to celebrate they are having a birthday bash! 


Time4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LocationPump It Up of Montgomery, AL
1029 Lagoon Business Loop
Montgomery, AL 36117-8610
Contact(334) 277-5678 or al.montgomery@pumpitupparty.com
More Informationwww.pumpitupparty.com/montgomery-al
DetailsYou're invited! Help us celebrate our 15th birthday at our Birthday Bash. Bring the family to play for free and stay for cake! First 100 kids will receive a free Goodie Bag. July 15th 4-6pm Free Admission






Disclaimer: We do our best at River Region Family to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. We do our best to confirm details before they are posted here. Sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go. River Region Family is in no way responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities recommended on this site.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Weekend Roundup + Upcoming Events This Week!

If you know of an event I should add to the list, please leave a comment here or on the River Region Family Facebook page! Have fun  exploring Montgomery with your family! As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes!




Saturday 7/11/15
10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Kids Clinic FREE
Build Black Widow's Sky Cycle from the Avengers Assemble. Register Online.

Noon-5 pm Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp Event FREE

2 pm Second Saturday Riverfront Park  $1

Sunday 7/12/15
Noon-5 pm Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp Event FREE 

Monday 7/13/15
7:30 pm Movie Mondays at the Riverfront Amphitheater-Dolphine Tale 2
Movies begin at dusk. Bring your own snacks or purchase from our vendors. Blankets and chairs welcome.

Tuesday 7/14/15

Cow Appreciation Day
Dress like a cow, get a free meal. Dress partially like a cow, get a free entree. Check the website link for more info including costume ideas. 

10 am Carmike Summer Kids Series-Montgomery

Noon-5 pm Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp Event FREE

7-8:30 pm Creekwalk Concert Series Prattville FREE


Wednesday 7/15/15
10:30-11 am and 11-11:30 am Tales for Tots at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts FREE
This FREE program offers young children and their families special stories and simple art activities in the Museum galleries each month. 

Thursday 7/16/15
10 am Carmike Summer Kids Series-Montgomery   

10 am and 1 pm Capri Theater Children's Matinee Despicable Me 2 $1

Noon-5 pm Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp Event FREE

Friday 7/17/15
 
10 am and 1 pm Capri Theater Children's Matinee Despicable Me 2 $1







Disclaimer: We do our best at River Region Family to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. We do our best to confirm details before they are posted here. Sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go. River Region Family is in no way responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities recommended on this site.
 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Local Grocery Deals 7/8-7/14/15

Here are my favorite deals at local grocery stores in the river region this week. For the entire ad and locations, click on the links below.





AG Store
Fresh Fryer Breasts Family Pack $1.49/lb
Fresh Boston Butt Roasts $1.29/lb
Russett Potatoes 8 lb bag $2.00
White and Red Seedless Grapes $1.99/lb

McGehee Rd Super Foods or Renfroe's Foodland
Fresh Split Chicken Breast Family Pack $1.58/lb
Seedless Grapes $1.98/lb
Strawberries 1lb $2.00
Butterball Ground Turkey 1lb pkg $2.50
Vine Ripe Tomatoes $1.28/lb
Chilton County Peaches $0.99/lb

Vowell's Cash Saver
Family Pack Ground Round $3.57/lb
Vine Ripe Tomatoes $0.69/lb
California Cello Carrots $0.56
Red or black plums $1.58/lb
Red or green seedless grapes $1.57/lb
Avocados $0.75
Sweet red onions 2lb bag $1.47
Russett Potatoes 20 lb bag $4.67

Food Outlet
Split chicken breast $1.37/lb
Red or white seedless grapes $1.73/lb
Bananas $0.46/lb
Sauer's Mayonnaise $1.98

Piggly Wiggly/Mega Meats
Boston Butt Roast $1.19/lb
Center Cut Chuck Roast $3.49/lb
Washington State Apples $0.89/lb










Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Local Grocery Deals 7/1-7/7/15

Here are my favorite deals at local grocery stores this week! For the entire ads and locations, click the links below. :)



AG Store
Aunt Bessie's Baby Ribs 10 lb box $19.99
Fresh Fryer Leg Quarters 10 lb bag $2.99
Conecuh Sausage 1 lb $3.50
Russet Potatoes 5lb bag $1.39
Red Strawberries 1lb $2.00
Corn 12/$4.00
Southern Fresh Peaches $0.99/lb
USDA Fresh Ground Beef $2.49/lb

Vowell's Cash Saver
Family Pack Ribeye Steaks $8.99/lb
Family Pack Ground Beef Patties $2.37/lb
4lb bag granulated sugar $1.57
Kraft Cheese chunks, cubes, shreds or cuts 5-9.6 oz pkg $1.88
Large Seeded Watermelons $5.50
Washington Cherries $2.27/lb
Southern Peaches $0.87/lb
Vidalia Onions $0.67/lb
Cucumbers and Bell Peppers $0.50 each
Vine Ripe Tomatoes $0.97/lb

McGehee Road Super Foods
Renfroe's Foodland 
Boston Butt Pork Roast $1.48/lb
Fresh Ground Chuck $3.48/lb
Yellow or White Corn 4 for $1.00
Chicken Leg Quarters 10 lb bag $3.98
Zeigler Weiners 12 oz $0.99
Red Ripe Tomatoes 4 pk $0.88 each
Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries or Strawberries $1.98 pkg
Green Bell Peppers $0.78 each

Mega Meats and Piggly Wiggly
Chicken Leg Quarters 40lb bag $10.99
Chicken Leg Quarters 10 lb bag $2.99
(July 3rd Only) Collards Greens $0.99/bunch
Seeded Watermelon $3.99
Tomatoes $0.99/lb
Russet Potatoes 8 lb bag $1.99
Seedless grapes $1.89/lb

Food Outlet 
Sauers Mayonaise $1.98
Domino Sugar 4lb $1.98
Pork Chops $1.44/lb
Bananas $0/46/lb
Double Luck Canned Vegetables $0.46