Friday, June 2, 2017

This Weekend

Here are a few things happening in the river region this weekend. 


Some other events to keep in mind that are ongoing: 
 
Free Or Cheap Summer Movies In The River Region

Camp Creativity at Michael's 

For summer activities at area libraries, follow these links: 
Wetumpka Library:

Autauga County Library:

Montgomery County Library: http://mccplblog.wordpress.com/



Saturday 6/3/17
Alabama Nature Center Hydrangea Fest

9 AM-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop-Tic Tac Toe Game


Sunday 6/4/17

First Sundays at One at MMFA

Birmingham Vulcan's Birthday Bash

Friday, May 26, 2017

This Weekend-Memorial Day

Here are some things to do for families in the river region this weekend. 


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 5/26/17
Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge-Downtown Montgomery

Jubilee Pops Concert

Saturday 5/27/17
Alabama Nature Center -Aquatic Invertebrates

Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge-Downtown Montgomery

Free Canoe, Kayak Safety Training-Autauga Creekwalk

Michael's Kids Klub-Patriotic Cookies

Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors Event

Sunday 5/28/17

Jazz Jams at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Music In May at The Waters

Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors Event

Memorial Day Monday 5/29/17

American Village Memorial Day  FREE

Prattville Pool-Retro Pool Party 


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, May 19, 2017

River Region This Weekend


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!

5/19/17 Friday 

Biscuits Baseball

5/20/17 Saturday

Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors Event

Reptile Rendezvous at Alabama Nature Center 

Michael's Craft Kids Club Craft 

EAT South May Workshop: Worm Wrangling and Compost Critters 

Classic & Antique Car Show at Union Station Train Shed

Prattville Kids to Parks Day (Mayor's Bike Ride and Touch a Truck) 
More info here

Third Saturday at MMFA

CHick-fil-A Royal Dinner 

Toys R Us Hatchimals CollEGGtibles First Hatch Party
Hatch and keep a free Hatchimal CollEGGtible, get a free Hatchopia map and collectors sheet and participate in a coloring activity. 

Biscuits Baseball 

Sunday 5/21/17
Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors Event

Biscuits Baseball 

Toys R Us Pre Memorial Day Event 

Family Art Affair & Jazz Jams Art Museum Day

Cloverdale-Idlewild Spring Concert Series

Music in May at the Waters Concert


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.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2017 Free or Cheap Summer Movies In The River Region

Looking for a way to get out of the house with the kids but stay in the air conditioning and not spend a fortune? Look no further than the free and cheap movies offered by various local theaters.


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


1045 East Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106
334-262-4858
Summer Children's Matinee
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
All seats $2. Popcorn and Soda 50 cents each. 
May 31- June 2  Minions
June 7-9 Kung Fu Panda 3
June 14-16 Trolls
June 21-23 Home
June 28-30 Rio 2
July 5-7  Ice Age Collision Course
July 12-14 Secret Life of Pets
July 19-21 Penguins of Madagascar



New Vision Theatres Chantilly 13 Montgomery

10477 Chantilly Pkwy
Montgomery, Alabama, AL 36117
(334) 819-1638

Kids Summer Movie Series
10 am Monday and Thursday 
$4 includes admission, small popcorn, and small drink. 
May 29 & June 1  Secret Life of Pets
June 5 & 8 The Lorax
June 12 & 15 Sing
June 19 & 22 Boxtrolls
June 26 & 29 Curious George
July 3 & 6 Alvin& The Chipmunks
July 10 & 13 Kung Fu Panda 3
July 17 & 20 The Peanuts Movie
July 24 & 27 The Croods
July 31 & August 3 Trolls

Promenade 12 Prattville

New Vision Theatres Promenade 12 Prattville
Kids Summer Movie Series 
10 am every Thursday from June 1-Aug 3, 2017
$4 includes admission, small popcorn, and small drink
June 1  Secret Life of Pets
June 8 The Lorax
June 15 Sing
June 122 Boxtrolls
June 29 Curious George
July 6 Alvin& The Chipmunks
July 13 Kung Fu Panda 3
July 20 The Peanuts Movie
July 27 The Croods
August 3 Trolls


AMC Summer Movie Camp
AMC Festival Plaza 16
Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 am
$4 included ticket and Kids Pack
June 12 & 14 Trolls
June 19 & 21 Secret Life of Pets
June 26 & 28 How To Train Your Dragon
July 3 & 5 Pup Star
July 10 & 12 Sing
July 17 & 19 Home
July 24 & 26 Despicable Me
July 31 & August 2 The Peanuts Movie






Monday, May 15, 2017

Get Free Products to Try With Influenster

I think I may be a few years behind on this but I recently found out about Influenster and wanted to share with my friends. 

You can sign up for Influenster for free. You connect your social media accounts, complete short surveys (called Snaps), and review products. Based on how "influential" you are, you can get free boxes of products (called VoxBoxes) to try. Of course, the companies want you to try the products and then review them, post about them on social media, and share about them with (or "influence") your friends. I really would be doing that anyway if I found a new product and thought my friends would like to know about it. 

After you try a product, you can even win more products by completing more activities related to the products you tried. And of course, the more you review or post or the more activities you complete on Influenster or on the app, I'm sure it increases you chances of getting another VoxBox.

I got my first VoxBox within a month of signing up and haven't finished reviewing all the products in it yet but have been enjoying trying all the new products! 



I hope I get to try another box soon.

 


Friday, May 12, 2017

River Region This Weekend 5/13/17

This weekend is all about MOM and music in the river region. Lots of fun events for families to spend time together and lots of great music events happening this weekend. 


 
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!

Happy Mother's Day! 


Bass Pro Shops Free Mother's Day Photo

Old Alabama Town Herb Society 20th Annual Herb Day

Michael's Craft Events

Toys R Us Pokemon Trade and Collect Event

Lanark Archery Day

Prattville City Fest

Music In May at The Waters-Rachel Wilson

Clovedale-Idlewild Spring Concert Series-Fibergrass

River Jam Music Festival



Coming Up: 

5/16/17
Chick-fil-A Kids Night

5/20/17
Prattville Kids to Parks Day (Mayor's Bike Ride and Touch a Truck) 

Third Saturday at MMFA
 
CHick-fil-A Royal Dinner 

5/21/17
Toys R Us Pre Memorial Day Event 

Family Art Affair & Jazz Jams Art  Museum Day

6/1/17 & 6/2/17
Rail Safety Day at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum 

6/3/17
Home Depot Kids Workshop Tic Tac Toe Game

For events at area libraries follow these links: 

Wetumpka Library:

Autauga County Library:

Montgomery County Library:  http://mccplblog.wordpress.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.









Friday, May 5, 2017

River Region This Weekend 5/6/17

Here are a few events happening this weekend!

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














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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Free Comic Book Day 5/6/17


Every first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day- the comic book industry comes together to give away free comics and encourage fans, both old and new, to flock to the best place in the comic book community: local comic shops. 

Fans also love dressing up in costume for Free Comic Book Day, showing off their favorite series. Many stores throw their own events, bringing in cosplayers, local comic book creators, and partner with local businesses to make Free Comic Book Day one of the best family events throughout the year.

Participating comic shops in the river region are: 

7919 VAUGHN ROAD
MONTGOMERY, AL, 36116
(334) 215-3335 -
This shop will have door prizes, prizes for wearing a costume, special deals when you purchase, cosplayers, free pizza from Pieology Pizza and more!
For more info about festivities at this store check out their facebook event page here
 
7968 VAUGHN RD
STURBRIDGE VILLAGE MALL
MONTGOMERY, AL, 36116
(334) 272-1787 
 
QUALITY COMIX
153 W. MAIN ST
PRATTVILLE, AL, 36067
(800) 548-3314
 
 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Calendar: February 2017


I "love" to share events for families in the river region with you! (Get it? Haha!) If you know of any other upcoming free or cheap or worth the price family events in the river region, leave a comment here or on the River Region Family Facebook page.

Ongoing:

Alabama Nature Center-Naturalist Led Hikes Every Tuesday & Friday 11:00-noon
Hike some of Lanark’s 5 miles of trails with an experienced ANC naturalist by your side. Learn how to bird or ID plants and animals, splash through the creek, or catch insects in the meadow! General admission applies and includes this awesome program! NaturePlex General Admission: $5/person with a $20 maximum per family

Alabama Nature Center-Creature Feature  Every Monday and Wednesday 3:30-4:00pm
Come learn about Alabama’s woods, water, and wildlife. Get up close and personal with some of the creatures you may find in your own backyard, and even some you may have never even heard of!
General admission applies and includes this awesome program! NaturePlex General Admission:
$5/person with a $20 maximum per family

W.A. Gayle Planetarium Public Shows Monday-Thursday 4pm and Sunday 2pm $6.50 admission for ages 5 and up. 

For library storytimes and other library events: 
Wetumpka Library:

Autauga County Library:

Montgomery County Library:  http://mccplblog.wordpress.com/

1/28/17 Through 2/12/17
Lego Americana Road Show at Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham 


Saturday 2/4/17
Alabama Nature Center Tour of Lanark Hike    Hike some of Lanark’s 5 miles of trails with an experienced ANC naturalist by your side. ​Saturday programs are from 9:00 am-4:00pm. Guests encouraged to arrive by10:00am to enjoy the first of the day’s activities. Take a look around the hands-on Discovery Hall, enjoy the movie specials in the theater, and explore the trails. Daily admission is $5/person with a $20 maximum per family.

9 am-3 pm Rosa Parks Birthday Celebration Rosa Parks Museum FREE
Free admission, music, arts and crafts, theatrical performances, birthday cake, and more!

12-4 pm Lego American Roadshow LEGO Statue of Liberty Build at Riverchase Galleria FREE

12-2 pm Pokemon Trade & Collect Event Toys R Us FREE 

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

Sunday 2/5/17
12-4 pm Lego American Roadshow LEGO Statue of Liberty Build at Riverchase Galleria FREE  
 
1pm First Sundays at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Learn more about artwork in the Museum in these FREE docent-led tours, held the FIRST Sunday of each month at 1 P.M. 

Tuesday 2/7/17
6-8 pm Chick-Fil-A at Eastchase Kid's Night- Robotics night FREE


Saturday 2/11/17
11 am-3 pm Prattville Mardi Gras Celebration FREE 
This family-friendly celebration will begin at 11:00 a.m. with food and arts and crafts vendors, specialty products, and children’s activities. The parade will roll out from the Autauga County Courthouse at 2:00 p.m. with floats, music, dancers and more and there will be lots of candy and beads tossed to the crowd.

1-3 pm LEGO Batman Movie Building Event Toys R Us FREE 
Make & take home Emmet's Bat-Car!



Sunday 2/12/17
2 pm Landmarks Foundation Discovery Sundays Midcentury Modern Preview Tour
Join Landmarks Foundation for its dynamic new series, Discovery Sundays! Discovery Sundays will meet one Sunday afternoon month, and the program will vary from presentations at Old Alabama Town to field trips around Montgomery. Free to the public.

Wednesday 2/15/17
10:30-11 and 11-11:30 am Tales for Tots at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
This FREE monthly program helps develop early learning about art fundamentals as participants are engaged with storybooks and simple craft activities related to art on display in the galleries.

Saturday 2/18/17
Alabama Nature Center Go Fishing  Get Outdoors and fish for catfish and bream in one of ANC's bountiful ponds. From bass to catfish, the ponds are stocked and ready for your line! A limited number of fishing poles will be available for $2 a day as well as a limited amount of bait for a small fee. Daily admission is $5/person with a $20 maximum per family.

9 am-2 pm Millbrook Mardi Gras Festival and Parade FREE
Vendors in the park open at 9am Umbrella Stroll Mardi Gras style with the King & Queen at 10:15 am Parade at NOON More Info: http://www.millbrookrevelers.org/

Monday 2/20/17
10 am-4 pm Washington's Birthday Celebration American Village in Montevallo
Special Admission on Washington's Birthday is $5 per person when someone in your group is wearing a historical costume; otherwise, admission is $10 per adult, $9 for students and seniors, free to veterans and active military and children age 4 and under. We will have family-friendly events from 10 am to 4 pm. Have birthday cake with Washington at noon!

4:30-7:30 Chick-fil-A at Eastchase Daddy Daughter Date Night 

Saturday 2/25/17
9 am Mardi Gras Festival Wetumpka 
Festival starts at 9 am. Parade at 1 pm. 

9 am-2 pm Montgomery Trees Seedling Giveaway Ida Bell Young Park FREE
We will have several Alabama Power vehicles onsite for the kids to play on as well as drawings for free trees and a one year membership to Montgomery Trees. Seedlings this year are limited so please make sure to get there early for the best selection. Each visitor is limited to three trees. Rain or shine.