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How Hot is Too Hot?

The temps are rising, you’re melting, and your iphone is giving you that scary “over heated” exclamation point. But have you tried telling your kids it’s too hot to play outside? I don’t know about you, but that just doesn’t fly with my kids. Most kids just don’t care how hot, cold or rainy it ... Read More

McWane Science Center Celebrates 20th Birthday!

McWane Science Center opened its doors to the public on July 11, 1998, and have been sparking wondering and curiosity in the Birmingham community and beyond ever since! You’re invited to help them celebrate this special occasion with a two-day birthday bash! Join them for some incredible demonstrations, interactive activities, and of course cake, Saturday ... Read More

Pay Your Age Day at Build a Bear Workshops!

It’s the first-ever Pay Your Age Day at Build-A-Bear Workshop! On July 12, you can pay your age for any furry friend in the Workshop!* It’s easy – how old you are is how much your furry friend costs. It’s their biggest in-store deal EVER – and it’s a special offer for Bonus Club members. ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun July 6th – July 8th

A great mix of fun to keep everyone happy this weekend in our Friday Five!   Party on the Porch at Alabama Outdoors Join us at our Homewood location for the fourth Party on the Porch of the season! Enjoy good company, good food from Cantina on Wheels and Big Spoon Creamery, good brews and ... Read More

Shelby County Shindig BBQ Cook Off and Music Festival

The Shindig is a fund raising event for The Shelby County Arts Council. Bringing Arts and Cultural Activities and Events to South Shelby County with award winning programs, shows and workshops. 12:30 pm Gates Open 1:30 pm: Live Music Begins ​4 pm: Public Tasting Starts ( you must have a tasting ticket) 6:30 Kid Zone ... Read More

Frogs for Families at Ruffner Mountain

To kick off the month where Ruffner celebrates nocturnal creatures, join them on a family-friendly frog and toad exploration hike to the Wetlands! Meet at the Wetlands trailhead and walk one mile to the Wetlands. You will listen and identify the frogs and toads that you hear and talk about amphibians and wildlife of Alabama. ... Read More

Recipe: Fun with S’mores

S’mores are a summertime favorite for most, and we love them just as much as the next family. While at the grocery check out a couple of weeks ago, waiting to check out with our standard S’mores supplies, Graham Crackers, Marshmallows and Hershey Bars, you know, the quintessential s’mores ingredients, one of my girls asked ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun June 29th – July 1st

Lots of events happening in the Magic City to get you in the mood for this 4th of July, oh and Tacos!!! Here are our top picks for fun this weekend in Birmingham! Birmingham Barons at Regions Field V. Jacksonville Friday, with Friday Fireworks – 7:05pm Saturday, Replica Jersey Giveaway – 6:30pm Sunday,  3:05pm Babe ... Read More

Family Game Day at Iron City!

If your family loves a good game night…or day, then you’re going to love this event coming up at Iron City! Open to families of all ages, the venue will be filled with all types of games perfect for an afternoon of family fun! Games include: Putt Putt Giant Connect 4 Corn Hole Xbox Twister ... Read More

Red Mountain Park Opens Sensory Friendly Trail

The Butler Snow Sensory Friendly Trail at Red Mountain Park is now open! Funds for this trail were generously contributed by Butler Snow Foundation. This sensory trail is designed for children and adults with developmental differences who have a curiosity for our natural world. The trail was also designed with people who have low vision and/or ... Read More