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Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World

The McWane Science Center is Rockin’ with this new exhibit!! Experience the science of sound and the cultural impact of the guitar by exploring more than 70 instruments and 100 historical artifacts-ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative. This special exhibition from The National GUITAR Museum features hands-on interactives for ... Read More

MLK Day in Birmingham

Honor and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr with these events happening around Birmingham. Martin Luther King Day Food Drive ad Half Price Admission at the Birmingham Zoo In the spirit of service, the Birmingham Zoo will be hosting a Food Drive in partnership with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama on ... Read More

Cold or Flu? How to know the difference

The winter months are cold and flu season… sore throats and coughs are common in kiddos, maybe even a fever. So, as parents, how can we tell the difference when both the cold and flu present similar symptoms? According to Children’s of Alabama, the flu hits a lot harder than a cold does, and a ... Read More

BrickFair Alabama

Attention LEGO fans – BrickFair is coming to Birmingham, Alabama! BrickFair is the ultimate experience for LEGO fans! A family friendly and fun event – at BrickFair you’ll find tons of amazing custom creations made from millions of LEGO bricks, hands-on games and activities, vendors selling all sorts of unique LEGO related items, and much ... Read More

5 Things to Know Before You Go: Monster Jam

Monster Jam is rolling into Birmingham this weekend, if it’s your first show, you probably have a few questions about what to expect so we thought we would give you the top 5 things you need to know before you go! Monster Jam in LOUD! It’s great fun for the whole family, and all ages, ... Read More

Christmas Tree Recycling in Birmingham

It’s time to tree-cycle those Christmas Trees! Here’s a list of places around Birmingham that will take your trees. Recycle Your Christmas Trees in Birmingham Birmingham The Birmingham Zoo – Drop off natural trees free of ornaments, garland, etc. at the zoo’s picnic area until January 6. The trees will be turned into mulch and ... Read More

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New Year’s Eve for Families in Birmingham

If making it to Midnight on New Year’s Eve is getting harder and harder every year, why not celebrate early with some of these fun things happening around Birmingham, great for the whole family! New Year’s Eve for Families in Birmingham Noon Year’s Eve at McWane Science Center Tuesday, December 31st | 12pm – 5pm ... Read More

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Partners in Kids Health: Vitamins

Should your child take vitamins to stay healthy? There are many multivitamins marketed for kids, including fruit flavored gummy vitamins, but are they necessary? Children’s of Alabama Nutrition Director Jeanna Jackson said that because vitamins are stored in the body, eating a variety of different food groups is adequate. “The good news is generally most ... Read More

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Hot Chocolate Recipes

December 13th is National Cocoa Day… Celebrate with one of these yummy recipes! Nutella Hot Cocoa Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon of Nutella for ‘each cup’ of milk (whole milk tastes best) Whipped cream or Marshmallows Optional: Sprinkle of Cinnamon’ Directions: 1. Heat milk in sauce pan or microwave. When hot—stir/whisk in the Nutella until all is ... Read More

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Gift Ideas That Don’t Take Up Space

I have 3 kids. Those 3 kids alone with all of their running around take up a lot of space in my house. Now add in their necessities like, clothing, shoes, back packs, school papers and projects and I’m at capacity. THEN add in holidays, like Christmas and Birthdays where loving grandparents smother them with ... Read More