Bring the whole family to McWane Science Center for the Star Wars Family Weekend. This three day event includes out-of-this-world education activities, costume contests and daily screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. SATURDAY JANUARY 16 Meet some of your favorite Star Wars characters, both old and new. SUNDAY JANUARY 17 Find your inner Jedi ... Read More

We’re easing back into the New Year and the Libraries are the place to be.. lots of storytimes happening around town. Don’t forget to check out Toddler Days at Steel City Jump Park each Tuesday. BrickFair will be in town this weekend and McWane is hosting some special events for Star Wars Fans! Happy New ... Read More


Giveaway! LEGO BrickFair Convention

Join fans of LEGO from across the USA and around the globe.  Be inspired by LEGO genius, great and small, and share in the passion for building, creating, and inventing! Take a chance, join a game – maybe win some LEGO! Be inspired by amazing LEGO creations.  Spot hidden jokes in towering skyscrapers and learn ... Read More

Monster Jam® brings high-octane, motorsports entertainment to fans around the world. The action-packed live events feature the most recognizable trucks including Grave Digger®, Max-D® and many more, performing jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats. Monster Jam will be performing at Legacy Arena at the BJCC this weekend! Show times: Friday, January 8, 2016 – 7:30p Saturday, ... Read More

By: Kristen Berthiaume We all know the old joke about New Year’s Resolutions – gyms are crazy crowded in January but empty by February. When we make Resolutions about our parenting (“Yell less, listen more!” “Put away the phone and enjoy my children,” “Eat something besides Goldfish for lunch”) we usually fall back into old ... Read More

I think we’d all love a night out on the town every now and then.  And New Year’s Eve would be a great night to spend out in Birmingham.  But, if the sitter’s busy and you just can’t leave the house, why not throw your own New Year celebration in the comfort of your own ... Read More

Many of us make New Years Resolutions that involve our eating habits and working out. It’s a new year, we have a new attitude, and probably some new “lbs” that have taken up space in places that were clearly marked “No Vacancy.” So how do you get back into your routine after the holiday season ... Read More

Thank you all for making our 1st annual Bad Santa Photo Contest a huge success! We had an overwhelming response and had some really great photos submitted. Narrowing it down has been incredibly difficult, and you made us laugh daily with your submissions. Here are our finalists – Winner will receive a mini-session.($200 value,) with ... Read More

We know this is a crazy busy time of year for everyone.. But if you find yourself with a little bit of free time, here are some activities that will help you have a little fun, get into the holiday spirit and take your mind off that daunting and seemingly endless to-do list. Don’t forget ... Read More

Here’s a cute and simple craft you can make this Christmas with your kiddos at home or if you’re hosting friends and kiddos over for a party or playdate, this is great because you can do as much of the prep work ahead of time that you want, or you can leave some of the ... Read More