Saturday, October 15, 2016

Weekend Roundup

Here are a few events going on in the river region this weekend and early next week. I have marked with a * events that are a River Region Family Favorite Pick. 

Saturday 10/15/16
9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm-Guided Tours of State Capitol FREE
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. 

*Noon-7 pm A Shakepeare Celebration-Blount Cultural Park  FREE
MMFA and ASF in collaboration will present a day for families to view the First Folio with offerings on the grounds of the theater including performances, creative children’s activities, artisan demonstrations, fight presentations, talks on Shakespeare, and more. Several arts activities (1 to 2 P.M. and 3 to 4 P.M.) will also be offered at the MMFA. The day will begin at noon with a special Theater in the Mind Lecture on ASF’s Festival Stage in anticipation of a 2 P.M. performance of Gravedigger’s Tale. The First Folio will be on view at the Museum until 5 with related drop-in arts activities offered at the Museum from 1 – 2 and 3 – 4 PM. At these times young visitors will be invited to create their own paper Hamlet characters with costumes. Throughout the day, a variety of the entertainments listed above will be ongoing at ASF. More info at the ASF FB page here.
For tickets to the matinee of Gravedigger’s Tale, please visit
Event schedule:
12 p.m. –5 p.m. First Folio Exhibit - MMFA
12 p.m. Theatre in the Mind Lecture -Festival Stage with Dr. Susan Willis and Ray Chambers
1 p.m. Craft Activities at MMFA
1 p.m. SCA Shire of Thorngill Demonstration -ASF Grounds
2 p.m. **Gravedigger’s Tale -Festival Stage
3 p.m. Craft Activities at MMFA
3:30 p.m. SCA Shire of Thorngill Demonstration -ASF Grounds
4 p.m. Theatre AUM: No Holds Bard- Shakespeare Garden
5:30 p.m. SCA Shire of Thorngill Demonstration -ASF Grounds 

3-4 pm Toys R Us Geoffrey's Birthday Club Celebration

*4pm-6:30 pm Alabama Nature Center-Creatures of the Night FREE
Activities will begin at 4:00pm and include a slithering snake encounter, Black lighting for insects, ewwy gooy touch table, flashlight spider search and night hike, and a movie under the stars! Smores is complementary for the movie. Please feel free to bring a blanket or chairs for the movie. Recommended ages 5 and up. 

Sunday 10/16/16
1-4 pm HALO 5th Annual Make a Memory Day
 Free fall family fun, live music, live characters, games, pumpkin patch, bounce houses, concessions, and more!

2 pm Landmarks Foundation Discovery Sundays FREE
Fieldtrip to Sidney Lanier High School, Meet at the school, 1756 S Court St.

3-5 pm Prattville Pops Fall Concert  FREE

Monday 10/17/16
*4-6:30 Farm City Festival FREE (with canned food item donation)
Pony rides, farm animals, tshirt painting, equestrian drill team performance, petting zoo, live music and much more! Hot Dogs and refreshments provided. 

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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