Saturday, April 30, 2016

Local Grocery Deals April 27- May 3

Here are some good deals at local grocery stores in the river region this week. For the entire ad or to find store locations click the links below.




AG Store: 
Fresh Fryer Breasts Family Pack $1.19
USDA Select Shoulder Roast $2.79/lb
Fresh Fryer Drumsticks $0.50/lb
Weiss Medium Eggs 2.5 dozen $2.00
Russet Baking Potatoes 20 lb bag $4.99
Fresh Frozen Vegetables 28 oz (Purple Hull, Yellow Corn, Field Peas and Snaps) $2.50
Tomatoes 4 pack $1.29

Renfroe's Foodland and Renfroe's Super Foods
Chicken Halves $1.39/lb
Beefsteak Tomatoes $1.28/lb
Iceberg Lettuce $0.98 each
Russet Potatoes 8 lb bag $2.28
Pride Canned Vegetables Select Varieties $0.50
Green Cabbage $0.44/lb
Yellow or Zucchini Squash $0.98/lb

Vowell's Cashsaver
Bone In Sirloin Pork Chops Family Pack $0.87/lb
Family Pack Ground Chuck $2.27/lb
Boneless Fryer Breasts $1.99/lb
Best Choice Rice 1lb $0.39
Birds Eye Vegetables 10-16 oz (select varieties) $0.88
Medium White Onions 2lb bag $1.50
Vidalia Sweet Onions $0.59/lb
Russet Potatoes 5lb $1.39
Red Delicous Apples $0.99/lb
Roma Tomatoes $0.79/lb
Fresh Rutabaga $0.89/lb

Piggly Wiggly/Mega Meats


Food Outlet
Chuck Roast $2.96/lb
Ground Beef $1.86/lb
Boneless Pork Chops $1.68
Russet Potatoes 20 lb bag $4.95






Friday, April 29, 2016

2016 Guide To Homeschooling In The River Region




Find info about homeschooling laws in Alabama here

 
Cover Schools:
Ezekiel Academy

Evangel Family Christian Academy 

Sovereign Grace Academy

Broadchurch Academy

Outlook Academy 

Harvest Fields Academy

Homeschool Conventions in the area: 
CHEF of Alabama Homeschool Convention and Curriculum Fair
June 24-25, 2016 at Metropolitan Church of God (2800 Metropolitan Way) in Birmingham.
Keynote Speakers: Bill Jack, Worldview Academy and Linda Lacour Hobar, The Mystery of History

Southeast Homeschool Expo
July 28-30, 2016 at Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.

Alabama Homeschool Expo
Dates for 2017 coming soon.  


Support Groups:

Elmore County Homeschoolers Organization (ECHO) 
Elmore County Homeschool Organization is a social/support group for homeschooling families.  We provide a positive socialization environment for homeschooled children and support & encourage their parents in the homeschooling process.  We welcome all families from any county. We meet the second and fourth Friday of every month during the school year from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Harvest Fields Community Church. Membership is free. ECHO has field trips, holiday parties, social activities, enrichment activities, teen only events, and a yearly awards ceremony.

Fellowship of Home Educators (FHE)
FHE is a members-only group for homeschoolers in the Prattville/Millbrook/Montgomery area. Fellowship of Home Educators (FHE) is a homeschool support group in the Prattville/Millbrook/Montgomery area. FHE offers educational and social opportunities for families. We are strictly a VOLUNTEER organization. Each year our clubs, field trips, etc. are scheduled based on our membership’s willingness to organize, lead or lend a hand. Membership fees are $10/family/year.


Homeschooling In The River Region
A Facebook based support group for meeting other homeschool families in the river region.

Montgomery Homeschoolers
A Facebook based support group homeschool families in Montgomery.

Maxwell Area Home Educators (MAHE)
A support group for military homeschoolers in the river region. 



CO-OPS and Supplemental Education 

LIFT Montgomery
LIFT exists to assist parents of homeschool students 12 years of age
(as of September 1 of the current school year) through students 18 years of age (not to turn 19 during the current school year) in areas they may not feel fully confident to teach.

Academy Days Homeschool Co-op
Academy Days Co-op meets Thursdays for 14 weeks in the fall and 14 weeks in the spring at Coosada Baptist Church near Millbrook, Alabama, to learn, socialize and support one another. Starting Fall 2016, the co-op will meet on Tuesdays, but for Spring 2016 the co-op still meets on Thursdays. Academy Days Co-op is designed for high school students, but we also include preschool through junior high classes so the entire family can participate.

Classical Conversations 
Classical Conversations plants and supports local communities who meet once a week across the United States and in several other countries. Being part of a like-minded and committed community provides parents and students encouragement, fellowship, and accountability.

Central Alabama Homeschool Cooperative
CAHC is a Christian academic cooperative for compulsory age children that meets once a week for 15 weeks in both the fall and spring semesters. Each semester we will have two breaks and one half day assembly with a potluck lunch. We also offer a nursery and Pre-K class. We will meet on Thursdays from 9:00am to 2:35pm. We will offer four 55 minutes classes as well as one 30 minute grade level math lab.

Educational Supplies/ Resources: 
Becky's Porch Swing
Homeschool Bookstore carrying curriculum and other items useful to homeschoolers. Located inside Eastbrook Flea Market at 425 Coliseum Blvd in Montgomery. 277-4027. 

Davie's School Supply
350 Coliseum Blvd in Montgomery

The Turtle Shell
 160 W. Main Street in Prattville

Book Sales: 

Wednesday May 18, 2016
Curriculum/Used Book Sale 
Location: Community of Christ church 351 Bell Road Montgomery, AL 
10:30am- 1:30pm
All are welcome to sell or shop. If selling, please bring a table. The church has a few but we always run out. You will need to "man" your own booth- we will NOT have cashiers.
Any questions- please email Amysmom1512 (at) yahoo.com
 

 

Weekend Roundup April 30-May 1

I've got the May calendar coming up soon but in the meantime here are a few things going on this weekend for families in the river region. Lots of free music in May around the area! 





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 4/30/16

Phone: 334-242-3935 

9 am-1 pm 2016 Young Eagle Event & Airport Appreciation Day
Free Airplane Rides for ages 8-17 

Montgomery tour starts at Montgomery Visitor Center, Prattville tour starts at Prattaugan Museum. For other participating cities, click here
1:30 and 2:30 pm Civil Rights Walking Tour 
Cost: Adults: $10; Children 12 & under: $5; Children 4 and under FREE.
Phone: 334-595-9243

The tour will once again feature Wetumpka residents portraying many of Elmore County’s settlers, builders and most noted citizens such as John Kelly Fitzpatrick, Senator William Thomas, Sgt. George F. Sedberry and many others. Tickets are just $5.00 and will be available beginning Monday, February 22nd at the Elmore County Museum, Wetumpka Public Library and from just about any member of the Elmore County Historical Society! If you have questions, call us at 567-5097 or email us at elmorecountymuseum@gmail.com. 



Sunday 5/1/16
8 am Splash Pad Opening Day FREE
City of Prattville. Open every day 8 am-8 pm. Free admission. All ages. 

1 pm First Sundays at One Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts  FREE
Phone: 334-240-4333


2-4 pm Music in May at the Waters FREE
Grab your lawn chairs & coolers and invite your friends - Join us every Sunday in May from 2-4pm for Live Music at The Waters' Town Square.
May 1st: Gypsy Cornbread


3 pm Old Cloverdale May Festival FREE
College Street Park (corner of College St. and Westmoreland Ave.)

 4 pm Cloverdale-Idlewild Spring Concert with Federal Expression FREE 
Cloverdale Bottom Park (Intersection of Cloverdale Road and Ponce de Leon Avenue)4




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.



2016 Montgomery Rabies Clinic Locations


$10 per vaccination

Saturday May 7, 2016
8 am-10 am Wares Ferry Elementary
11 am-1 pm Chisholm Elementary
2 pm-4 pm Goodwyn Middle School
5 pm-7 pm Vaughn Road Elementary

Saturday May 14, 2016
8 am-10 am Dunbar-Ramer Elementary
11 am-1 pm Tractor Supply Co Troy Hwy
2 pm-4 pm Jeff Davis High School 
5 pm-7pm Pike Road Town Hall

Pets must be on a leash or in a pet carrier. 


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Weekend Roundup April 22-24

Here is your weekly round up of things to do this weekend for families in Montgomery, Wetumpka, and Prattville. If you know of an event I should add to the list, leave a comment here or on the River Region Family Facebook page. As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information is subject to change. For more events this month, check the April Calendar.



Saturday 4/23/16
Capitol City Master Gardeners Plant Sale FREE 
At Frazer UMC. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about them. Plants for sale will include: heirloom plants,vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, ground covers, trees and shrubs. In addition, there will be a large assortment of garden items and potted arrangements for sale. Soil testing kits, key gardening indicators for successful plant growth, will also be available. Free gardening demonstrations and children’s activities held during the plant sale.

8-11 am Earth Day Wetumpka Recycle Center   FREE
Plant Swap, Plant Care advice, Free Tshirts (first 50), Electronics Recycling 

9 am- 5 pm Alabama Book Festival FREE
With author readings, workshops, vendors and exhibitors, author signings, and a lively activity area for children (hosted by the MCCPL youth services librarians), this free public event is the state’s premier literary event. Thousands of people from around the state and the Southeast gather at the festival each year to meet their favorite authors and scholars. It’s a day of fun for book lovers of all ages!


Montgomery tour starts at Montgomery Visitor Center, Prattville tour starts at Prattaugan Museum. For other participating cities, click here.


Babypalooza is FREE to attend. Click here to register for your free ticket and see the options for add-ons like the Babypalooza Swag Bag.


Sunday 4/24/16
Welcome spring by bringing the entire family to this FREE Museum program! Listen to Jazz Jams and create a fun “make and take” art project related to the exhibition A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America. All materials are provided.


4 pm Cloverdale Idlewild Association Spring Concerts FREE




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 4/20-4/26/16

Here are a few of the best deals at local grocery stores this week. For the entire ad or for store locations, click the links below.



AG Store:
USDA Select Boneless Chuck Roast $3.49/lb
Boston Butt Roast $1.29/lb
Fresh Fryer Thighs Family Pack $0.49/lb
Sweet Potatoes $0.50/lb
Bananas $0.50/lb
Naval Oranges 4lb bag $2.29
Boneless Pork Chops Family Pack $1.69/lb
Baking Potatoes 5lb bag $1.50
Hickory Smoked Sliced Picnic Ham $1.49/lb

Renfroe's Super Foods and Renfroe's Foodland
Ground Chuck Family Pack $2.98/lb
Boston Butt $1.48/lb
Boneless Top Round Roast $2.98/lb
Seedless Watermelon $3.98
Sweet Onions 3lb $2.48
Vine Ripe Tomatoes $1.28/lb
Borden Cheese 5-12 oz select varieties $2.00
Hass Avocado $0.68
Red Delicious, Gold Delicious or Granny Smith Apples 3 lb bag $2.50
Kiwi 5 for $1.00
Cucumber $0.68
Large Eggs Dozen $1.00

Vowell's Cashsaver 
Boneless Pork Loin $1.47/lb
Sanderson Farm Whole Fryers $0.69/lb
Best Choice 16 oz pasta $0.69
Best Choice 6-8 select varieties cheese $1.43
Silk Milk 64 oz $2.50
Strawberries 1 lb $1.99
Naval Oranges 4lb bag $2.50
Yellow Onions 3lb $1.19
All Purpose Red Potatoes 5 lb $1.47

Piggly Wiggly/Mega Meats
1/2 Loin Pork Chops $1.29/lb
Chicken Thighs 10 lb box $3.99
Whole Smoked Picnic Ham $0.99/lb
Avocado $0.59
Boneless Beef Chuck Steaks $3.49/lb
Cucumbers $0.39
Russet Potatoes 8lb bag $2.29
Piggly Wiggly Cheese Block 8 oz $1.59

Food Outlet
Shoulder Roast $2.79/lb
Ground Beef $1.86/lb
Quarter Loin Pork Chops $1.45/lb
Russet Potatoes 8 lb $1.46
Onions 4lb $2.73
Eggs Dozen $0.73






Friday, April 15, 2016

IHOP: Free Kid's Meal w/ Adult Entree Purchase (4-10 pm) Through May 6th

Breakfast for dinner has never been sweeter! From now until May 6th, participating IHOP restaurants are offering any kids meal FREE with the purchase of an adult entree.



Kids eat free from 4pm – 10pm every day, with purchase of an adult entrĂ©e from April 11, 2016 – May 6, 2016. Participating restaurants. Restrictions apply.

I called to verify that both the Montgomery and Prattville locations are participating. 

 


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Weekend Roundup April 14-17

Hooray for spring in the river region!!!!

The weather is nice for sports, planting a garden, exploring a park or even just taking a walk in the neighborhood.

I've listed some of the best events happening in the Weekend Roundup below but there are even more in our complete April Event Calendar

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


Saturday 4/16/16
 
On this day, we open the college for a day of fun and education for your entire family. Self-guided tours of the college, “teddy bear surgery,” a petting zoo, raptor show and exhibits by various student organizations are only the beginning of a fun-filled day.  Open House is a free event and no registration is necessary.  Make plans to join us in April.  For additional questions, please email ce@vetmed.auburn.edu.


Tree and plant giveaways, arts and crafts for the children.


Montgomery tour starts at Montgomery Visitor Center, Prattville tour starts at Prattaugan Museum. For other participating cities, click here
10 am-Noon Camp Shakespeare Open House Free Come see what summer theatre camps are all about at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival! Stop by Saturday, April 16 for games, crafts, costumes, and free backstage tours! Families can learn about our summer camp programs like Camp Shakespeare, Broadway South Musical Theatre camp, Behind the Curtain: Technical Theatre camp, and even Camp Shakespeare Junior. 
 
Come join us for Music, Concessions, Arts & Crafts, Free Kidzone, Bounce Houses, Train, Swings, Face Painting, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Dino Dig, Crater Mini-Tours, Wetumpka Rotary Club River Region Duck Dash and more!
 

Sunday 4/17/16
1-1:30  pm Flowers of Shakespeare FREE and open to the public
Did you know that every plant and flower mentioned in a Shakespeare play can be found at the Shakespeare Garden?  Bring your flower questions and gardening curiosities for a FREE chat with ASF Master Gardener Karen Weber on Sunday, April 17 from 1:00 - 1:30 pm. 

3 pm Prattville Pops Spring Concert FREE
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert with your family and friends. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.


 
 
 
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.
 





2016 Autauga County Rabies Clinic Dates

City of Prattville has posted a link for dates and locations of Rabies Clinics in Autauga County.

The dates are 5/7/16 and 5/14/16. The cost is $10 per animal.



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Local Grocery Deals 4/13-4/19/16

Here are some great deals at local grocery stores in the river region this week. For the entire sales ad or to find location information, click the links below.



AG Store: 
USDA Fresh Ground Beef Family Pack $1.89/lb
Fresh Fryer Leg Quarters 10lb bag $3.99
Sugar Dale Shank Portion Ham $1.29/lb
USDA Select Bottom Round Roast $3.19/lb
Green Cabbage $0.33/lb
Yellow Squash $1.19/lb

Renfroe's Foodland and Renfroe's Super Foods: 
Split Chicken Breast Family Pack $1.68/lb
Boneless Pork Loin $1.99/lb
Boneless Shoulder Roast $2.98/lb
Iceberg Lettuce $0.98
Russet Potatoes 15lb bag $3.98
Tomatoes on the Vine $1.28/lb
Food Club Cheese 6-8 oz varieties 3 for $5.00
Zucchinni or Yellow Squash $1.28/lb

Renfroe's Three Day Sale (Friday Saturday and Sunday only 4/15-4/17)
Sweet Cantaloupes $1.50
Buckley Farms Fresh Frozen Chicken Breast Tenderloins 2.5lb bag $4.79
Food Club Ketchup 24 oz $0.69
Moores Marinade 16 oz $1.98
Niagra Water 24 pk bottles $2.00
Green Cabbage $0.33/lb
Blue Bell Ice Cream 1/2 gallon $4.00
Split Chicken Breast $1.38/lb

Vowell's Cashsaver: 
Bone In Center Cut Pork Chops $1.97/lb
Family Pack Ground Beef Patties $1.99 /lb
Quarterloin Sliced Pork Chops $1.19/lb
Family Pack Ground Chuck $2.45/lb
Ronco Pasta 7-8 oz $0.45
Borden Cheese 5-12 oz package $1.67
Blue Bell Ice Cream 1/2 gallon $3.97
Coca-Cola 20 pack 12 oz cans $5.75
Tomatoes on The vine $0.79/lb
Green Cabbage $0.39/lb
Strawberries 1 lb $1.88
Red Seedless Grapes $1.67/lb

Food Outlet: 
Sirloin Tip Roast $2.92/lb
Fresh Ground Beef $1.86/lb
Fresh Cabbage $0.25/lb
Quarter Loin Pork Chops $1.45/lb
Iceberg Lettuce $0.88
Russet Potatoes 8lb bag $2.37
Blue Bell Ice Cream 1/2 gallon $3.97
Eggs Dozen $0.73

Piggly Wiggly/Mega Meats: 



Thursday, April 7, 2016

Local Grocery Deals 4/6-4/12/16

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



AG Store:

USDA Select Shoulder Roast $2.79/lb
Fresh Fryer Drumsticks Family Pack 2lb/$1.00
Fresh 1/2 loin pork chops $1.29/lb
Russet Baking Potatoes 5lb bag $1.50
Red Tomatoes $0.99/lb
Naval Oranges 4lb $2.99

Renfroe's Foodland/Superfoods: 
Quarter Loin Pork Chops $1.59/lb
Bottom Round Roast $2.98/lb
Fresh Leg Quarters 1 lb bag $4.88
Beefsteak Tomatoes 2lbs for $3.00
Avocados $0.68 each

Cashsaver:
Whole Smoked Picnics $0.88/lb
Family Pack Ground Beef $1.97/lb
Strawberries 1lb $1.97
Green Onions 2 bunch bag $0.88
3lb bag Yellow Onions $1.47

Piggly Wiggly/Mega Meats
Pork Steaks 10lb box $12.99
Tomatoes $0.99/lb
Ground Beef Family Pack $1.99/lb

Food Outlet: 
Whole Boneless Pork Loins $1.38/lb
Ground beef $1.86/lb
Split Chicken Breast $0.99/lb
Fresh Tomatoes $0.65/lb
Onions $0.50/lb



 
 





Saturday, April 2, 2016

Calendar: April 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! (Ok, well the second.) I love spring and all the events that start happening around the river region in spring!


If you know of anything else to add, please comment or leave a message on the 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 local library storytimes and events check these links:
Wetumpka Library:
Autauga County Library:
Montgomery County Library:  http://mccplblog.wordpress.com/
http://mccpl.lib.al.us/montgomery/


Saturday 4/2/16


9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm Free Guided Tours of Alabama State Capitol


Build a butterfly house.


Cost: Adults - $10; Children ages 5-18 - $5. Free for ages 4 & under.  Phone: 334-240-4500
Visit with the OAT villagers and see what Spring was like in the 19th century! While you’re here, grab a plate from Smokehouse BBQ and enjoy a picnic in the Living Block. Sit back and stay awhile for a special OAT Revue featuring Karren Pell, the OAT Revue Crue and many special guests including American Idol Finalist, Jess Meuse, and ASF Actor, Greta Lambert! It’s a Spring Fling Thing will showcase a variety of guests and talents including singing, songwriting and storytelling!



Montgomery tour starts at Montgomery Visitor Center, Prattville tour starts at Prattaugan Museum. For other participating cities, click here.


Sunday 4/3/16
Free guided tours of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.






Tuesday 4/5/16
9:30-10:30 and 10:45-11:45 Art of Baking Puppet Show at MMFA FREE
Come join the Montgomery Museum in its production of The Art of Baking Puppet Show. Children are engaged as they visit a bakery run by colorful animals from different parts of the world. The characters show children how it takes everyone working together to turn the bakery’s yummy treats into art. Children learn that the bakery’s cakes are created using color, shape, and line.The Art of Baking will be available to the public for three days in April 2016, and is geared for three to six year olds. The April shows are by reservation only and are free. Please contact Jill Byrd at 334.240.4359 for more information.


Bird Feeders


Wednesday 4/6/16
9:30-10:30 and 10:45-11:45 Art of Baking Puppet Show at MMFA FREE
Come join the Montgomery Museum in its production of The Art of Baking Puppet Show. Children are engaged as they visit a bakery run by colorful animals from different parts of the world. The characters show children how it takes everyone working together to turn the bakery’s yummy treats into art. Children learn that the bakery’s cakes are created using color, shape, and line.The Art of Baking will be available to the public for three days in April 2016, and is geared for three to six year olds. The April shows are by reservation only and are free. Please contact Jill Byrd at 334.240.4359 for more information.


Thursday 4/7/16
9:30-10:30 and 10:45-11:45 Art of Baking Puppet Show at MMFA FREE
Come join the Montgomery Museum in its production of The Art of Baking Puppet Show. Children are engaged as they visit a bakery run by colorful animals from different parts of the world. The characters show children how it takes everyone working together to turn the bakery’s yummy treats into art. Children learn that the bakery’s cakes are created using color, shape, and line.The Art of Baking will be available to the public for three days in April 2016, and is geared for three to six year olds. The April shows are by reservation only and are free. Please contact Jill Byrd at 334.240.4359 for more information.


Friday 4/8/16




Saturday 4/9/16
Montgomery tour starts at Montgomery Visitor Center, Prattville tour starts at Prattaugan Museum. For other participating cities, click here.


Car Show, Live Music, Food and Drink Vendors, Kids Activities - $1 admission.


Sunday 4/10/16


Wednesday 4/13/16
10:30-11 and 11-11:30 Tales for Tots at MMFA FREE
This FREE monthly program introduces preschoolers to art in the Museum through special stories, books, and simple craft activities in the galleries. Each session is limited to 25 participants.


Thursday 4/14/16
Capitol Building, West front steps, 600 Dexter Ave, Montgomery
Evangelist Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association are conducting prayer rallies in all 50 states this year, including Montgomery. The focus of these prayer rallies will be to challenge Christians to pray for the United States and its leaders, and to live and promote biblical principles at home, in public and at the ballot box. Decision America Tour will not endorse political candidates or legislation, and no candidates or current public officials will speak at any of the rallies. Free.


Saturday 4/16/16
On this day, we open the college for a day of fun and education for your entire family. Self-guided tours of the college, “teddy bear surgery,” a petting zoo, raptor show and exhibits by various student organizations are only the beginning of a fun-filled day.  Open House is a free event and no registration is necessary.  Make plans to join us in April.  For additional questions, please email ce@vetmed.auburn.edu.


Tree and plant giveaways, arts and crafts for the children.


Montgomery tour starts at Montgomery Visitor Center, Prattville tour starts at Prattaugan Museum. For other participating cities, click here

10 am-Noon Camp Shakespeare Open House Free
Come see what summer theatre camps are all about at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival! Stop by Saturday, April 16 for games, crafts, costumes, and free backstage tours! Families can learn about our summer camp programs like Camp Shakespeare, Broadway South Musical Theatre camp, Behind the Curtain: Technical Theatre camp, and even Camp Shakespeare Junior. 


Sunday 4/17/16
1-1:30  pm Flowers of Shakespeare FREE and open to the public
Did you know that every plant and flower mentioned in a Shakespeare play can be found at the Shakespeare Garden?  Bring your flower questions and gardening curiosities for a FREE chat with ASF Master Gardener Karen Weber on Sunday, April 17 from 1:00 - 1:30 pm. 


3 pm Prattville Pops Spring Concert FREE
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert with your family and friends. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.


4 pm Cloverdale Idlewild Association Spring Concerts FREE

Wednesday 4/20/16
10:30-1:30 National Walk at Lunch Day Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium FREE
Enjoy free health screenings and healthy vendors. Don't forget, we're giving out door prizes and chances to win if you register online at http://www.AlabamaBlue.com/WalkAtLunch.


Saturday 4/23/16
Capitol City Master Gardeners Plant Sale FREE 
At Frazer UMC. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about them. Plants for sale will include: heirloom plants,vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, ground covers, trees and shrubs. In addition, there will be a large assortment of garden items and potted arrangements for sale. Soil testing kits, key gardening indicators for successful plant growth, will also be available. Free gardening demonstrations and children’s activities held during the plant sale.

8-11 am Earth Day Wetumpka Recycle Center   FREE
Plant Swap, Plant Care advice, Free Tshirts (first 50), Electronics Recycling 

9 am- 5 pm Alabama Book Festival FREE
With author readings, workshops, vendors and exhibitors, author signings, and a lively activity area for children (hosted by the MCCPL youth services librarians), this free public event is the state’s premier literary event. Thousands of people from around the state and the Southeast gather at the festival each year to meet their favorite authors and scholars. It’s a day of fun for book lovers of all ages!


Montgomery tour starts at Montgomery Visitor Center, Prattville tour starts at Prattaugan Museum. For other participating cities, click here.


Babypalooza is FREE to attend. Click here to register for your free ticket and see the options for add-ons like the Babypalooza Swag Bag.


Sunday 4/24/16
Welcome spring by bringing the entire family to this FREE Museum program! Listen to Jazz Jams and create a fun “make and take” art project related to the exhibition A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America. All materials are provided.




Friday 4/29/16


Saturday 4/30/16
Montgomery tour starts at Montgomery Visitor Center, Prattville tour starts at Prattaugan Museum. For other participating cities, click here.


The tour will once again feature Wetumpka residents portraying many of Elmore County’s settlers, builders and most noted citizens such as John Kelly Fitzpatrick, Senator William Thomas, Sgt. George F. Sedberry and many others. Tickets are just $5.00 and will be available beginning Monday, February 22nd at the Elmore County Museum, Wetumpka Public Library and from just about any member of the Elmore County Historical Society! If you have questions, call us at 567-5097 or email us at elmorecountymuseum@gmail.com. 





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.