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Sales Tax Holiday for Back to School 2018

This weekend (Fri-Sun) you can save the state sales taxes (and many local sales taxes) when buying clothing that costs $100 or less, computers, software, printer supplies, school supplies including lots of general office supplies. It’s a great time to buy clothes, a laptop or fill up on printer ink. Here’s a list of what’s ... Read More

Float Your Boat Summer Festival at Turkey Creek

The Friends of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve are pleased to announce that the ninth annual Float Your Boat Festival will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018.  Float Your Boat offers a fun-filled day at the Preserve that features balsa wood boat races with prizes, the City of Pinson’s “Beat the Heat” ice cream give-away, ... Read More

Travel: OWA Amusement Park and Entertainment Destination

Nothing says summer like a trip to the amusement park, whether you’re vacationing near a park or making it the focus of your summer road trip, kids (and parents) love the fun and thrill of roller coasters, rides and midway games! About OWA Amusement Park and It’s Accommodations: Centered on a 14 acre lake, OWA ... Read More

Children’s of Alabama announces Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC)

PIRC is a confidential phone response center that links adult callers to mental health resources for children and teens. When a child or teen needs mental health resources , families and caregivers often want assistance determining the appropriate level of care. Children’s of Alabama and the Anne B. LaRussa Foundation of Hope have established the ... Read More

Zoo Fun Days

Visit the Zoo during Zoo Fun Days to take advantage of discounted admission – $5 off all admission tickets! Guests will have the opportunity to get up-close with the elephants in Trails of Africa, experience Predator Zone, enjoy a Red Diamond Sea Lion Show and be surrounded by and feed* beautiful lorikeets in the Schaeffer ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun July 13th – July 15th

More summer fun this weekend around the Magic City! And we have to say again to our friends at the McWane Science Center… Happy Happy Birthday! Make sure to head out this weekend to celebrate with them! Free Family Movie Night in Trussville Make plans to attend the Free Family Movie Night on the Historic ... Read More

Old Baker Farm Summer Shindig

Head on down to Old Baker farm as they celebrate their Bicentennial in collaboration with The Alabama Bicentennial Commission! The Summer Shindig is one of several events the farm will host in 2018 to kickoff the celebration! Old Baker Farm just so happens to be one of the oldest generation farms in the entire United ... Read More

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