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Partners in Kids Health: Button Battery Dangers

Parents of small children are usually on guard against potential choking hazards, but one item that is often overlooked is the button battery or disc battery. These batteries are about the size of a quarter or smaller and pose a dangerous risk to children if ingested. Ann Slattery is the managing director of the Regional ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Sept 28th – Sept 30th

We’re gearing up for a busy season full of so many fun family activities you’ll have a hard time choosing what to do! Here are our picks for this weekend! Saint George Middle Eastern Food Festival The festival offers a convenient drive-thru service between the hours of 11:00 a and 7:00 p. Lunch orders of ... Read More

All Aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express!

All Aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum! Board their vintage train for a beautiful autumn ride through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Lots of fun awaits at the Pumpkin Patch as you take a hayride, bounce in the inflatable bounce house, get lost in the corn maze, and ... Read More

Diaper Drive to Benefit Central Alabama Mothers in Need

The Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) – an organization of more than 2,200-women providing 55,000-plus volunteer hours annually across 38 community projects and $1M in direct funding to the Birmingham community – will hold its 3rd Annual Diaper Drive Monday, Sept. 24 through Saturday, Sept. 29, during Diaper Need Awareness Week, at participating locations throughout the ... Read More

Baby Steps Memorial Run benefiting the Amelia Center

The Baby Steps 5k and 1 Mile Memorial walk is coming up and we were able to talk with Abby Nicholas, one of the events founder’s to learn more about how this run came to be, and why the Amelia Center is so important to her. Abby shared with us the emotional roller coaster she ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Sept 21st – 23rd

Top picks for weekend fun in the ‘Ham! Rocket Day on the Samford Quad Join us as we launch 3D modeled and printed rockets in the Samford Quad. This event is free and open to the public! Friday, 5pm Superhero Express at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Trains and superheroes go hand-in-hand… It’s about ... Read More

Family Exercise Routines to Limit Kids’ Inactivity

Parenting can be a difficult challenge as there are many new responsibilities and no instruction manuals. The most important thing parents have to address is the health of their children. A potential answer to that problem is instilling good health habits early on in children’s lives. Of course, you should be getting them used to ... Read More

Alabama State Fair 2018

Join in on the fun at the Alabama State Fair! Exciting Attractions & Shows. Live Music. All Your Favorite Fair Food. Spectacular Carnival Rides & Kiddie Rides. Safe, Clean Family Fun.​ Coming to the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre September 28th – October 7th. Want FREE admission? Click the coupon below for FREE admission on Monday, October ... Read More

Museum Day Live 2018

Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 22, 2018, for two people. Here’s how to get your ticket ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Sept. 14th – Sept. 16th

Top Picks for weekend fun around Birmingham! Blount County Fair – Blount County-Oneonta Agri Business Center As one of only 22 county fairs throughout the state, we are indeed fortunate that the Jaycees saw fit to begin this family tradition for Blount County in 1953. The Blount County Fair features a professionally managed and family-friendly ... Read More