Monday, May 2, 2016

Calendar: May 2016




May is just jam-packed with good stuff! So much free music, several really good yard sales and so many other family-friendly events around 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!


For library storytimes and events, click on the following links:

Wetumpka Library:
Autauga County Library:
Montgomery County Library:  http://mccplblog.wordpress.com/
http://mccpl.lib.al.us/montgomery/

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

Tuesday 5/3/16
Teacher Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A Premier Place 
Come in Tuesday for a free Original Chicken Sandwich for teachers. This includes public school, private school, and homeschool AS LONG AS YOU CAN PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION of your position (school ID, homeschool cover documentation).This offer is good at the Prattville, Alabama location. Offers will vary or may be unavailable at other locations.  

5-8 pm Chick-Fil-A Premiere Place Kids Night 
Mother's Day Craft 

Thursday 5/5/16
7 am-6 pm Friends For Faulkner Yard Sale

7 pm Lowe's Build and Grow Chalkboard Planter FREE



Friday 5/6/16
7 am-6 pm Friends For Faulkner Yard Sale

Saturday 5/7/16
The Urban Slide 

Montgomery County Rabies Clinics 


Free Comic Book Day
Find your participating store here.

7 am-1 pm Frazer UMC Flea Market for Missions

7-12 Friends For Faulkner Yard Sale 


8 am-3pm Herb Day Old Alabama Town FREEThis fun-filled public educational event for the entire family features children’s activities, programs with herbal experts on growing herbs, their medicinal uses, and a cooking demonstration using herbs. An open air market features vendors who sell crafts, books, food, herbal teas, garden wares and a huge selection of herbal plants. 

9 am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop FREE
Build an Angry Birds Bird House. 

10 am-4 pm Lifeway Christian Stores Mommy and Me Event FREE
 

10 am-2 pm Flimp Festival  
There will be live performances by the BTW students, hands-on art projects in the Museum studios, interactive demonstrations with Museum Store artists, a scavenger hunt, concessions, and amazing chalk art created by the public with festivities being kicked off by the ever popular Do-Dah Pet Parade. The event is FREE for all MMFA members, city personnel, active duty military, and their immediate families. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event and are $5 for adults and $3 for children.


11 am-5 pm Fido Fest Shoppes at Eastchase $10 per person
Fido Fest will include a wide array of vendors, doggy activities, great food from local food trucks, k9 splash zone and much more! The live music lineup will include Federal Expression, Blue Yonder, the Good Doctor, John Bull and Clinton Babers. There is something for the whole family, two legged and four legged alike! You don’t want to miss it.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased on event brite. Bring your dog, kids, a chair and enjoy all of the fun at The Shoppes at EastChase!

 


12-2 pm LEGO Star Wars Build at Toys R Us FREE
Build and Take home an exclusive mini LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon . Plus, get a free LEGO booklet that includes Star Wars stories and fun facts. You can also take part in a Clue Hunt-get a special poster when you find hidden clues in the LEGO department.
Event intended for children, ages 6-up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks.


1-3 pm Michael's Mother's Day Fun Family Craft 
Free event. Craft a card and bracelet for mom.


Sunday 5/8/16 Happy Mother's Day!

The Urban Slide

9 am-5:30 pm Mother's Day at The Montgomery Zoo
Free admission for mothers to the zoo and the Mann Museum
 
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 8th: Anthony Oliver

4 pm Cloverdale Idlewild Spring Concert Series FREE
May 8 Shouting Stones

ADMISSION IS FREE!  Bring your chairs or blankets (or both), coolers, snacks.  Plan to sit under the beautiful oak trees in the park setting and enjoy the music.

Tuesday 5/10/16
4:30-8 pm Mother Son Date Knight Chick-Fil-A at Eastchase 

7 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
 


Friday 5/13/16
6:45 Prattville CityFest Opening Ceremonies FREE


Saturday 5/14/16

Montgomery County Rabies Clinics

8-10 am Kids Fishing Rodeo Pratt Park FREE
Participation in Kids’ Fishing Rodeo is open to anyone who:
1. Is 15 years old or younger
2. Fills out ticket
3. Is accompanied by a parent or guardian and uses only one pole
Each angler should bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rod and reel, bait and stringer. Parents may wish to bring an ice chest for fish. Some loaner rods will be available. Prizes will be awarded in four age categories for shortest and longest fish. The initial limit is three (3) catfish per child.



9 am-5 pm Prattville CityFest  
Pay at the gate. Admission $2 per person. $1 with Military ID. Children 5 & under get in free. Entertainment, Kids Area, Arts and Crafts and more. 

4 pm Second Saturday Festival at Riverfront Park 
Come enjoy the HBDA Iron Chef Cook-off, live music, and fireworks. Fun for all ages. Admisson is $1 and benefits Hemophillia and Blood Disorders of Alabama. Kids 12 and under are free. 


 

Sunday 5/15/16
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 15th: Rachael Wilson

4 pm Cloverdale Idlewild Spring Concert Series FREE
May 15 Caribbean Chrome

ADMISSION IS FREE!  Bring your chairs or blankets (or both), coolers, snacks.  Plan to sit under the beautiful oak trees in the park setting and enjoy the music.


Saturday 5/21/16


9 am-3 pm Rosa Parks Museum FREE Family Day 
Admission to the Museum will be free ALL DAY! In addition to the free admission, there will be a free quilting workshop with make and take art, storytelling, and music provided by the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama. The Museum is open from 9am-3pm and the programs will be from 11am-2pm.  If you have any questions, please call 334.241.8701.
 
9:45 am Mayors Bike Ride-National Kids To Parks Day Prattville FREE


10 am-2 pm Touch A Truck Pratt Park by Stanley Jensen Stadium FREE
Police cars, fire trucks, dump trucks, bucket trucks, racecars, and more will descend on Pratt Park where children of all ages will have a great time climbing on, exploring, and learning about a variety of vehicles and big equipment and talking to the equipment operators. From honking horns to revving engines, spraying hoses and gazing at the firetruck ladders climbing up above the tree tops, there will be something for every boy and girl to enjoy.


10:30 am-4 pm For Healthy Pets Open House




Sunday 5/22/16
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 22nd: Anthony Oliver

4 pm Cloverdale Idlewild Spring Concert Series FREE
ADMISSION IS FREE!  Bring your chairs or blankets (or both), coolers, snacks.  Plan to sit under the beautiful oak trees in the park setting and enjoy the music.
 

Tuesday 5/24/16
5-8 pm Chick-Fil-A Premiere Place Public Safety Night 
Child ID Kits and visits from fire, police and sheriff departments. 

Friday 5/27/16
7 pm Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Jubilee Pops Concert FREE
This outdoor concert takes place at the Alabama Archives and History Building Lawn in Downtown Montgomery, Alabama. This is a FREE event and family friendly!  Picnic baskets, coolers, lawn chairs, and blankets are all welcome at this concert. 


Sunday 5/29/16
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 29th: Back-Hines Dixie Ensemble

Monday 5/30/16
10 am-5 pm Pratt Pool Goes Retro 
The City of Prattville will hold its 4th annual "Retro Pool Day" on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th at Pratt Pool. At this family, fun event, admission to the pool will be $1 per person and includes a hotdog and drink. Additional hot dogs and drinks will also be available for purchase (while quantities last).






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.
 
 

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