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.