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The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Activities April 28-30

Let’s get outside and enjoy this last weekend of April! Here are our Top Five Picks for weekend happenings! Magic City Art Connection: The 34th annual show and Birmingham’s largest festival will transform Linn Park with its blast of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas. #MagicCityArt spotlights 200 artists both locally and nationally and mixes in ... Read More

Preparing your Child for Sleep Away Camp

Summer is just around the corner and if you’re already having second thoughts about having registered your child for their first sleep away camp, that’s completely understandable.  Or maybe you’re on the fence about signing them up because you’re just not sure if they’re ready yet.  Here are 5 ways to prepare and decide if ... Read More

Parenting with a PhD: 13 Reasons Why You May Not Want Your Teens to Watch

Netflix’s recently released “13 Reasons Why” has quickly sparked a great deal of controversy for its graphic handling of sexual assault, bullying, and suicide. To be clear, these are all topics that we must discuss with our kids at some point – sticking our heads in the sand won’t protect them. Unfortunately, experts in the ... Read More

10 Things Kids Should Know Before Staying Home Alone

After you take the plunge and leave your kids home alone for the first time, you will feel much better about it if you know that they know what to do in a given scenario. Here are some things your kids should know before you leave them home alone for any amount of time- First ... Read More

Summer Camp Spotlight: Red Mountain Theatre Company

RMTC camps teach theatrical craft while providing performance opportunities for youth. The curriculum includes vocal, dance, and drama training and culminates in a staged performance, where students perform for live audiences. Summer Blast Students Students learn a repertoire of musical theatre songs and dances during a weeklong workshop, culminating in a performance for family and ... Read More

Pirates at the Birmingham Zoo!

Ahoy, Matey! Most pirates set sail, but this spring you’re invited to set rail on the all new Pirate Red Diamond Express Train Ride at the Zoo! The Zoo’s newest attraction promises to be both entertaining as well as inspiring and is designed to send an important message about water conservation. Guests of all ages ... Read More

Weatherfest at McWane

Join the WBRC First Alert Weather Team on the Plaza along with other special guests to learn about all things weather. See special tools used to detect and predict weather, and meet your favorite WBRC Fox 6 personalities. FREE for activities on the plaza Regular admission for Adventure Halls and IMAX In partnership with Wayne’s Environmental ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Activities

There’s no shortage of fun to be had in Birmingham when it comes to the weekends. Here are our TOP 5 Picks for this weekend! 1. America’s Thrift Store Open House: Stop by for some FREE family fun and goodies! Saturday, April 22 10am – 4pm Alabaster Location Free hot dogs Free drinks and cookies (while ... Read More

Free and Discounted Summer Movies in Birmingham 2017

Free and Discounted Summer Movies for Birmingham 2017 The Deal: Amstar Cinemas – Alabaster – Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s. Admission is $4.00 per person, price includes Movie, Kids Drink and Popcorn. All movies will start at 10am, box office opens at 9:30. Seating is limited, first come first served. All movies are G or PG. Flicks ... Read More

Family Friday at Railroad Park

Get the entire family on track to better health with this fun hour of low to high impact activity designed to promote exercise for all ages. Families are invited to enjoy team activities like kickball, soccer or wiffle ball. Each class will begin with a warm up and light stretching, followed by the game of ... Read More