Children’s Celebrating 30th Anniversary of SAFE Kids Coalition

When Children’s of Alabama launched the Alabama chapter of SAFE Kids in 1989, there were no child passenger restraint nor seat belt laws of any kind in the state. Now, 30 years later, a lot has changed to make the state’s roads safer for children and their families. Alabama was one of the first states ... Read More

2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Alabama’s 14th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, and ends at midnight Sunday, July 21, 2019, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, books and clothing free of the state’s four percent sales or use tax. CLOTHING – $100 or Less, per article of clothing ... Read More

Teachers and Parents Work Together to Combat Summer Slide

By Dr. Pamela Roggeman, academic dean, University of Phoenix College of Education Summer vacations can be a wonderful time to relax and enjoy warm weather, summer camps and family vacations. However, these lengthy gaps spent away from the educational environment could negatively impact a student’s academic progress. Researchers who study education call this phenomenon “summer ... Read More

Zoo Fun Days 2019

Visit the Zoo during Zoo Fun Days to take advantage of discounted admission – $5 off all admission tickets! Guests will have the opportunity to see our two new African elephants in Trails of Africa, experience an up-close lion training at the Predator Zone, enjoy a Red Diamond Sea Lion Show and be surrounded by ... Read More

Bicentennial Day at Alabama State Parks

The Alabama State Parks Division is celebrating 200 years of Alabama statehood on the 200th day of 2019 – Friday, July 19 – by declaring it Bicentennial Day at Alabama State Parks!! On that day, Alabama’s state parks will offer free admission, free parking, and a 20 percent discount on overnight accommodations (some exceptions apply). ... Read More

Celebrate the Fourth of July All Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo

In celebration of the Fourth of July holiday, Birmingham Zoo invites the community to join us for four days of fun starting July 4 through July 7! In honor of Independence Day, the Zoo is giving FREE admission to veterans as well as all active and retired military and their dependents. Bring your proof of ... Read More

Interview: Bonny Baker as Miss Honey in Matilda the Musical

Red Mountain Theatre Company is wrapping up its 2018-19 season with the fresh and creative musical Matilda The Musical at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater on the campus of the Alabama School of Fine Arts. RMTC welcomes back a lovely presence on the stage, Bonny Baker, for the third summer in a row playing the ... Read More

100 Deadliest Days: Keeping Teen Drivers Safe During Summer

During the 100 days of summer – between Memorial Day and Labor Day – the number of teens killed in car crashes increases 26 percent compared with the other months of the year. “Summer is a time for teens to relax and have fun, but that doesn’t apply to the time they spend behind the ... Read More

5 Things to Know: Great Wolf Lodge

We were recently invited by the Great Wolf Lodge to come over and take advantage of their new day pass and explore the water park and other activities they have to offer. With their new day pass you can enjoy unlimited splashes at their 84-degree indoor water park, access to over 50 activities and more ... Read More

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

Top picks for weekend fun in the Magic City! Birmingham Barons at Regions Field V. Mobile Bay Bears General Admission seats remain the same price as in recent years with adult tickets available for $7.00. Children (12-years and younger), seniors (60 years and older) and members of the military receive $1.00 discounts on the listed ... Read More