Thursday, February 25, 2016

Local Grocery Deals 2/24-3/1/16

Good morning, friends! My flooring is being repaired today from the flood that we had on Christmas Eve. The kids are playing with friends and I'm sitting at the dining room table (which is in the living room right now) making my grocery list. 

Looks like I'll be headed to Cashsaver for my groceries this week. They have this nifty little promo going on where you get a punch card and save punches (one punch for every 10 dollars spent) to get free Blue Willow dishes. Blue Willow happens to be my very favorite and what we use every day. I'm looking to replace a broken dinner plate  and add the large serving bowl to my collection. 

Here are my favorite deals this week at local grocery stores. For the entire ad or to find store locations, click on the links below! 




Renfroe's Foodland/Super Foods:
Chicken Leg Quarters 10 lb bag $4.28
Cook's Shank Portion Ham $1.28/lb
Butter Gold or Red Potatoes 5lb bag $2.00
Vine Ripe Tomatoes $1.00/lb
Food Club Cheese 6-8 oz 3 for $5.00
Hass Avocado $0.78
Ground Round $3.99/lb
Eastern Gold Delicious, Jonagold or Red Delicious 5 Lb. Bag $3.48
Food Club Froz Veg 32 oz bag $2.50
Luvs Diapers 21-48 Ct. Sizes 1-6 Selected Varieties $6.00

Vowell's Cashsaver:
Family Pack Ground Chuck $2.77/lb
Leg Quarters 10 lb bag $2.50
Best Choice Cheese 6-8 oz $1.39
Green Cabbage $0.37/lb
2 bunch bags Green Onions $0.97
Roma Tomatoes $0.84/lb
Lemons 2lb $2.67

AG Store
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Piggly Wiggly/Mega Meats
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2016 Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday



Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday February 26, 2016, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday February 28, 2016, Alabama will hold its fifth annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain severe-weather preparedness supplies free of state sales or use tax.  Local sales and use tax may apply – see list of participating cities and counties.  
Retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday. 

Examples of exempt items (for the complete list of items click HERE.) 
Batteries
Cell Phone Batteries
Battery powered flashlights
Ice Packs
First Aid Kits
Drop Cloths
Tarps
Coolers
Fire Extinguishers




Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Local Grocery Deals 2/17-2/23/16

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


AG Store:
USDA Ground Beef Family Pack $1.99/lb
Fresh Quarter Loin Chops $1.49/lb
Fresh Fryer Leg Quarters 10 lb bag $3.50
Cucumbers 2 for $1.00
Red Delicious Apples 3lb bag $2.50
Russet Baking Potatoes 8 lb bag $2.50

Renfroe's Foodland and Superfoods
Quarter Loin Pork Chops $1.49/lb
Fresh Split Chicken Breast Family Pack $1.38/lb
Boneless Shoulder Roast $3.48/lb
Idaho Potatoes 8lb bag $2.78
Iceberg Lettuce $0.98 each
Cucumbers or Green Bell Peppers $0.88 each
Freshland Dozen Large Eggs $2.00
Navel Oranges 8lb bag $5.98
Sweet Onions $0.88/lb
Food Club Pinto Beans 1lb dry $0.68
Del Monte Fruit 15 oz select varieties 5 for $5

Vowell's Cashsaver
Family Pack Ground Beef $2.17/lb
Family Pack Fresh Fryer Thighs or Drumsticks $0.88/lb
Butterball Sliced Turkery 12-16 oz package $2.27
Borden Cheese Shreds, Sliceds or Singles 6-12 oz sel. var. $1.67
All Purpose Red Potatoes 5lb $1.50
Jumbo Yellow Onions $0.58/lb
Fresh Cilantro Bunch $0.88
Avocado $0.77
Green Cabbage $0.37/lb

Food Outlet
Fresh Ground Beef $1.96/lb
Sirloin Tip Roast $2.74/lb
Strawberies 1lb $2.62
Cucumbers $0.44
Double Luck Vegetables Canned $0.43




Friday, February 5, 2016

Calendar: February 2016

Here is a list of upcoming events in the river region! If you know of another event I could add to this list, please leave a comment here or on the River Region Family Facebook page. Thanks!!



As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes!

For library storytimes and events: 
Wetumpka Library:
Autauga County Library:
Montgomery City-County Public Library storytimes and events here and also on the library blog here



Saturday 2/6/16
9 am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop FREE
Join our hands-on workshop and build a wooden Valentines mailbox to hold all your child's valentine cards from their favorite friends. After the mailbox is built, your child can personalize their project with paint.
All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
Register Online here

9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm Free guided tours of the Capitol
Use rear entrance at 1 North Union Street -- Guided tours are available at 9, 11, 1, and 3 to individuals and groups. (No self-guided tours on Saturday.) Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Pre-arrangement suggested, but not required, for groups of 15 or more.  
Phone: 334-242-3935

9am-4 pm Wetumpka Mardi Gras Festival

11 am-2 pm Prattville Mardi Gras Celebration

1 pm Wetumpka Mardi Gras Parade


Sunday 2/7/16
1 pm First Sundays at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Learn more about work in the Museum (traveling exhibitions as well as the Museum’s Permanent Collection) in these FREE docent led tours the FIRST Sunday of each month at 1 P.M.

1-4 pm Hank Williams Museum Open House FREE
Donations accepted. 

6-8 pm Chick Fil A Eastchase Kids Night Daddy Daughter Date Night
Call to make reservation.

Tuesday 2/9/15
6-8 pm Chick Fil A Premiere Place Kids Night
Valentine Craft 

6-8 pm Chick Fil A Eastchase Kids Night Daddy Daughter Date Night
Call to make reservation.


6 pm Veg Out Montgomery
Monthly plant-based potluck dinners on the second Tuesday of the month. Mar - Sept at 7pm and Oct - Feb 6pm. Located at the EATSouth Downtown Farm

Thursday 2/11/16
6pm Fleet Feet Sports Sweetheart Fun Run with Hoka 
More Fleet Feet Sports Events here.  

Saturday 2/13/16
10 am-Noon Lowe's Build and Grow-Valentine's Picture Frame FREE

11 am-Noon DADS (Dads and Daughters Saturday)
Calling ALL Fathers and Daughters to Dads and Daughters Saturday for storytimes, fun and laughs, 11am-12pm every 2nd Saturday at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library. There will be singing, dancing and arts & crafts. So come visit us and have an enjoyable time!
Call 334-240-4999 for more information.

Wednesday 2/17/16
10:30 to 11 A.M. and 11 to 11:30 A.M. Tales for Tots at MMFA FREE
Designed for children and a parent or adult partner, this FREE monthly program includes simple storybooks, a visit to the Museum galleries for inspiration, and related art activities.  

Saturday 2/20/16
9 am-4 pm Alabama Nature Center GO Weekend 
 
12-2 pm Toys R Us Lego Nexo Knights Building Event FREE
Build and take home an exclusive shield dock. Event intended for children, ages 6-up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials are available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks.

Thursday 2/25/16
10 am-Noon Autaugaville Arbor Day Event FREE
Autaugaville Fire Department

10 am- Noon Early Explorers AWF Natureplex 
Bring your youngest explorers to enjoy a nature-themed story, craft, hike, game, or animal encounter! A great way to get your preschooler involved in nature and excited about learning! Best for children 8 and under.General admission applies and includes this awesome program! NaturePlex General Admission:
$5/child, no cost to the adult accompanying the child 
 

  Friday 2/26/16
GMHBA Home Building and Remodeling Expo
Friday and Saturday: 10-6pm Sunday: 12-6pm
Tickets are $6 Adults; Children under 12 free. Click here for coupon for free admission with military id or BOGO regular admission For more information, call 334-277-7766.

Saturday 2/27/16
GMHBA Home Building and Remodeling Expo 
Friday and Saturday: 10-6pm Sunday: 12-6pm
Tickets are $6 Adults; Children under 12 free. Click here for coupon for $1 off admission. For more information, call 334-277-7766

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Monster Jam Truck FREE
 
9 am-Noon Prattville Arbor Day Observation FREE
at the Autauga County CourthouseMayor Gillespie will present the Arbor Day Proclamation to the Autauga Forestry & Wildlife Stewardship. The Alabama Forestry Commission and Alabama Power will provide seedlings for distribution to the public. Members of the Autauga County Master Gardeners Association, along with Alabama Power staff, will distribute the trees. Available species include: Bald Cypress, Nuttall Oak, Crepe Myrtle, Riverbirch and Yellow Poplar.

10 am Blue-Grey Kids Tennis Festival 
For children 10 and under. A free introduction to tennis with lots of fun and games. FREE
 

Sunday 2/28/16
GMHBA Home Building and Remodeling Expo 
Friday and Saturday: 10-6pm Sunday: 12-6pm
Tickets are $6 Adults; Children under 12 free.  Click here for coupon for BOGO admission. For more information, call 334-277-7766.


2-4 pm Family Art Affair & Jazz Jams FREE
All ages will enjoy these fun, FREE monthly events combining Jazz Jams (listening to incredible local jazz musicians) and exploring art together with hands-on art making, inspired by exhibitions in the Museum. All materials are provided.

Tuesday 3/1/16
6-8 pm Chick Fil A Eastchase Kids Night
Spring Crafts!

Thursday 3/3/16
10 am- Noon Early Explorers AWF Natureplex 
Bring your youngest explorers to enjoy a nature-themed story, craft, hike, game, or animal encounter! A great way to get your preschooler involved in nature and excited about learning! Best for children 8 and under.General admission applies and includes this awesome program! NaturePlex General Admission:
$5/child, no cost to the adult accompanying the child 
 
 


2 pm Wetumpka Arbor Day Event FREE

Saturday 3/5/16
9 am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop FREE 
Join our hands-on workshop and build a rolling toy wagon for your child's tiny toys. Once the wagon is built, your child can decorate it with The Home Depot stickers. 
All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.  
Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
 

Tuesday 3/15/16
6-8 pm Chick Fil A Eastchase Kids Night
St. Patrick's Day. Dress in green and create green crafts.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Local Grocery Deals 2/3-2/9/16

Here are some of my favorite deals from local grocery stores this week. To see the entire ad or to find store locations, click on the links below.

AG Store
Fresh Fryer Wings Family Pack $1.99/lb
Loinend Pork Chops Family Pack $0.99/lb
Russet Baking Potatoes 20 lb bag $4.99
Naval Oranges 4 lb bag $3.00

Renfroe's Foodland or Renfroe's Super Foods
Ground Beef Family Pack $1.98/lb
Boston Butt Pork Roast $1.28/lb
Springer Mountain Farms Fresh Whole Fryer $1.28/lb
Russet Potatoes 15 lb bag $3.98
Hass Avocados $0.88
Michigan Apples 3lb bag $2.18
Yellow Onions 3lb bag $1.98
Vine Ripe Tomatoes $2.28/lb

Vowell's Cashsaver
Family Pack Pork Steaks $1.17/lb
Family Pack Fryer Wings $1.91/lb
Naval Oranges 4lb bag $2.99
Granny Smith Apples 1.29/lb
Avocados $0.79
Tomatoes $0.79/lb
All Purpose Red Potatoes 20 lb bag $3.97