Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Montgomery Happenings

By Kristin

Hello, Hello.

It seems introductions are in order. My name is Kristen. I live in Montgomery, with my husband, son, and son #2 on the way. My Hubby is active duty AirForce, and I work 40 hrs a week in an office of a family owned business. Fun Stuff. Hubby is also in school at night completing his nursing degree, and I am heading back to school in August to complete my Alternative Masters in Education. That's right folks...they are going to let me loose in a classroom with children. Scary stuff.

The comment I heard most when growing up was..."There is nothing to do in Montgomery." Well, that is not exactly true. There are always things going on here and there, it just depends on where your interests lie.

So that is what I will be blogging about here on Alabama Bloggers. The fun and snazzy things happening here in the Gump. Most of this will be family oriented, but there will be some fun adult tidbits as well. (Because my parents are local and they love my child, they kidnap him every other friday night, so Hubby & I can have "date night"...I love my parents!)

So lets see...what is happening March 1-15 here in the Tri County Area.

If you have children, you know it gets expensive keeping them in clothes.
So you should check out Kids Carousel! Its a twice a year consignment sale.
Saturday, February 27th thru Saturday - March 6. Check the webiste for times, and directions.

In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, go barefoot for The Big Read!

Guest reader Sam Wallace, adjunct theater professor at AUM, will give theatrical interpretations of "Green Eggs and Ham" and "The Foot Book," followed by a footprint tracing activity. Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Governor's Square Branch Library. Free!

The Alabama Dance Theatre presents "Peter Pan"

Friday, March 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 2:30 PM
Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 2:30 PM
Tickets $10-$25. $10 for children ages 12 and under.

Jasmine Hill Gardens And Outdoor Museum is now Open For Spring --On the Weekends
Adults $7, children 6-12,$5 and children under 6 are free.

Playing in March at ASF, from March 12 - 28, 2010.
"Nobody" by Richard Aellen. Oh...and just a hint for you young people. ASF has super low rates for the 25 & under crowd...that was how they got me hooked. Hubby & I go several times a year because I went to a few shows on the cheap and fell in LOVE with live theater.

A pair of down-on-their-luck African-American vaudevillians can't catch a break until they do the unthinkable - don blackface. This provocative new musical story is based on the tempestuous lives of Bert Williams and George Walker, who broke racial barriers by portraying racial stereotypes. This production is recommended for mature audiences only, due to strong language and adult situations.

Now if the music scene is your thing...I suggest heading over to the Montgomery Advertiser's website. They have LOADS of information on bands that will be playing all over town. You can browse by date, or just click on Music under Category. There is plenty to choose from.

Also, don't forget that we have a fantastic Zoo here in our own backyard!

The Montgomery Zoo is open year round with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day. The zoo opens at 9:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm. My family invests in the Annual Zoo Pass, just because the 3 year old LOVES the animals, and its great exercise for me. You can also take your own drinks and snacks. Plus, if you go more than once a year, it quickly pays for itself. (Family membership is $50, or $10 per adult, $7 per child) You can also get dicounts at zoo's nationwide, so it saves you a few bucks.

Later in March...so you can mark your calendar early.

I have to plug it a little early, since Hubby is in meetings about this daily now.

Maxwell AFB Open House and Air Show 2010

Saturday and Sunday, March 27 & 28th from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Free!

Air Force Thunderbirds, US Army Golden Knights parachute team, aerial demonstrations, aircraft displays, food, vendors and more.

Also...now is the time to get your tickets for The Greatest Show on Earth! The Ringling Brothers are coming to town! At the Garrett Coliseum from Thursday, Mar 25th thru Sunday, Mar 28th

That is it folks. Anything here of interest to you? Was there something you wanted to see more or less of? I did not include any church type activities, because that is something pretty personal, and if you attend church, you tend to know what is going on there. I also did not include any type of softball, or little league type items for the same reason. Those type of functions have a heart and mind of their own, and I cannot wait to enroll my little one in Tee Ball. Its going to be a riot!

I blog at http://thedevinemrbaileyjackson.blogspot.com and I have fun stuff like meal planning (a must for working families!) and stuff going on in our world...drop by and see me sometime!


Me and the almost 3 yr old, during the February Blizzard

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