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Big Machine Day at McWane Science Center

Visitors get a chance to see big machines up close and personal as well as learn the science of simple machines and can participate in building programs during Big Machines Day. For the ninth year in a row McWane Science Center will host Big Machines Day. Get your motors running and head on over for ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Feb. 16th – Feb. 18th

Whew, what a week! Mardi Gras and Valentine’s celebrations made for a fun but busy week, so if you still have some energy and are looking for something to do this weekend, here are our top picks! Big Machines Day at McWane Science Center Get your motors running and head over to McWane Science Center ... Read More

The Exceptional Foundation Chili Cook-Off

The Chili Cook-Off is The Exceptional Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this event are a significant source of funding for our programs at The Exceptional Foundation where we strive to meet the social and recreational needs of individuals of all ages that are mentally challenged. This is a fun, quirky, outdoor party offering ... Read More

American Village Festival Of Tulips

Tulip Watch is on! Over 100,000 Tulips have been planted this year at American Village and as soon as 20% of them are in bloom, the will kick of the 2018 Festival of Tulips, expected to be Saturday, February 24th! As the only You-Pick Tulip Field in the Region visitors can take home armfuls of ... Read More

Women’s Strength Class with D1 Training

Women have a dilemma. They want to get “in shape” which typically means “lean and toned” but don’t know how to get there or even what that actually means. The truth is getting “lean and toned” means gaining muscle mass and losing body fat. Fitness magazines and the Internet are filled with the newest plans ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun February 9th – February 11th

Looks like a rainy weekend in the ‘Ham! For any outdoor activities make sure to check the event on their website or Facebook to make sure everything is still a go! Backyard Adventures at McWane Science Center From the biological interactions between plants and insects, and the zoology of nocturnal animals to the horticultural know-how ... Read More

Family Yoga for Children with Special Needs

Join Katherine Bromberg of HeartShine Kids Yoga for a fun, engaging yoga class designed specifically for children with special needs and their parents. This class will incorporate yoga poses, breathing exercises, and mindfulness activities to support increased body awareness, fine and gross motor development, self-regulation, and sensory integration. Classes will also include opportunities for peer ... Read More

Home Remedies for Seasonal Depression

SAD or seasonal affective disorder is a depression that is connected to a certain season of the year. Most people are affected in the winter months when there is less sunlight which can upset the body’s internal clock, effecting sleep, and cause the depressing feelings. Some people claim that having nothing to look forward to, ... Read More

Homemade Valentines

This is a super fun holiday all about showing love for each other. My kids love making homemade valentines for their friends and so I rounded up our favorites for this year. Simple, cute, and cheap. WIN! Love Bug Valentine Supplies: Gummy worms (or other gummy bug) Cardstock Scissors Snack bags Stapler and staples We ... Read More

MOMS Club Mardi Gras Parade

Let the Good Times Roll!! If you aren’t able to make it to New Orleans or Mobile for Mardi Gras this year, no problem! Head on out to Homewood Central Park next Tuesday, February 13th where the MOMS Club of Birmingham, Over the Mountain Chapter will host it’s 7th Annual MOMS Club Mardi Gras Parade! ... Read More