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FREE Weekend Activities 3/5 | St. Clair/Jefferson Counties

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids this weekend!

Birmingham Museum of Art:

Saturday, March 5th at 10:30
Family Tour: Art Safari
Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Art Safari: Hunt for animals, real and imaginary, as they appear in artworks from a variety of cultures and time periods! Discover how people use images of animals symbolically and as decoration for everyday objects.

Barnes and Noble:

Saturday, March 5th at 10:00am
Adult Coloring Club!
  Be a part of the coloring club! Join us in the Cafe each month on the first Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00AM and try out the activity that is all the rage – adult coloring books! We will provide the materials, you bring a friend and enjoy a little stress therapy.

Saturday, March 5th at 11:00 am
Storytime: What a Wonderful World 
First recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, “What a Wonderful World” is a poignant message of hope for people everywhere. With bright, beautiful art, this book is perfect for sharing! This is the special value title of the month, only $7.99, regular price $17.99 (limited time only February 16 through March 28 or while supplies last).

Bass Pro Shops:

Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th
Dog Days take your dog to Bass Pro Shops for treats, photos, giveaways and more!  Check out grooming demos, free seminars and enter to win some great prizes!  Dogs need to be vaccinated, child-friendly and on a short leash.  (Certain locations will be holding their events outside due to city ordinances restricting dogs in the buildings.)  Canada and Anchorage will have alternate dates.  Get more details here. 

Saturday, March 5th, at 1:30
Fish Feeding & Aquarium Education  Come join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and Saturdays at 1:30pm for an educational experience on the fish in our 24,000 gallon tank. Test your knowledge to see if you can recognize the different types of fish in our aquarium. You will get to see the feeding habits, characteristics, and learn interesting facts about the fish native to our area!  (Days and Times may vary by location.  Find your location here to see what they offer)

Home Depot: 

Saturday, March 5th, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Kid’s Workshop:
 Build a Toy Wagon

Lakeshore Learning:

Saturday, March 5th,  from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
Kid’s Craft:  Bug Eyes Headband
 Some Lakeshore locations do their craft events on Sunday.   Find a location near you here.
Looking Ahead: Crafts every Saturday in March!

Lowe’s: 

next Build and Grow Workshop is March 12th

Michael’s: 

Saturday, March 5th, from 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Kid’s Club:  Potted Cactus Craft

**Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child

Toys ‘R Us:

no events scheduled

Williams-Sonoma:

Saturday, March 5th, 10:00 am
Junior Chef Class: Easter Cookies
Easter is just around the corner, so let’s bake some festive cookies. We’ll cut the dough into fun shapes and you can decorate them as you please. The Easter Bunny will love your amazing creations!

FREE Weekend Activities 2/27 | St. Clair/Jefferson Counties

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids this weekend!

Birmingham Museum of Art: 

Nothing listed for this weekend

Barnes and Noble:

Saturday, February 27th at 11:00 am
Storytime: Dr. Seuss Storytime
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Join us in celebrating the beloved Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2) on Saturday, February 27 at 11:00AM. At this fun celebration you can pin the tail on Horton, decorate your own Cat in the Hat hat and more. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled Storytime! 

Home Depot:  

Next Workshop is March 5th

Lowe’s: 

Saturday, February 27th,  10:00 am
Build and Grow Workshop: Monster Jam monster truck

Michael’s: 

Saturday, February 27th, from 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Kid’s Club:  Name Bead Necklace

**Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child

Saturday, February 27th,  from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Embellished Monogram Workshop*
*supply purchase required

Toys ‘R Us:

Saturday, February 27th, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
FREE Pokemon Event: Come in for TWO FREE Pokemon Cards, an activity book and a poster.

Bass Pro Shops Dog Days March 4-5, 11-12

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On Fridays and Saturdays, March 4-5 and 11-12, 2016, take your dog to Bass Pro Shops in Leeds for the Dog Days Family Event!  Pups will get treats, photos, giveaways and more!  Check out grooming demos, free seminars and enter to win some great prizes!

Dogs need to be vaccinated, child-friendly and on a short leash.  (Certain locations will be holding their events outside due to city ordinances restricting dogs in the buildings.)  Canada and Anchorage will have alternate dates.

Get more details here. 

FREE Weekend Activities 2/20 – 2/21 | St. Clair/Jefferson Counties

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids this weekend!

Birmingham Museum of Art: 

Saturday, February 20th, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Bart’s Books

Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

This month, Bart has selected Ferida Wolff’s The Story Blanket.

Barnes and Noble:

Saturday, February 20th at 11:00 am
Storytime: Peter Rabbit Storytime
Celebrate author Beatrix Potter’s beloved and mischievous bunny with The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit: And Other Cherished Stories. These adventure-filled stories are brought to life with vivid original illustrations from illustrator Charles Santore. Activities will round out the fun. 

Home Depot:  

Next Workshop is March 5th

Lowe’s: 

Next workshop is February 27th

Michael’s: 

Saturday, February 20th, from 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Kid’s Club:  Monogram Clothespin Frame

**Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child

Sunday, February 21st,  from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Coloring time for adults
FREE

Toys ‘R Us:

Saturday, February 20th, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
FREE Lego Mini-Build: Nexo Nights Shield Dock

Williams-Sonoma:

American Girl Class on 2/20:  Join us for another exciting class with American GirlTM! We’ll make madeleines, the classic French sponge cakes that are shaped like scallop shells. They’re delicious served warm from the oven, dusted with powdered sugar. Suitable for ages 8–13.  Price: $40 (includes a madeleine pan)  

FREE Weekend Activities 10/24 & 10/25 | St. Clair/Jefferson Counties

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids on October 3rd!

Birmingham Museum of Art: 

Saturday, October 24th, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Bart’s Art Cart // Drumming up Fun: Welcome the return of autumn with music and dancing! Make your own drum and stick to ring in the harvest season.
This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

Babies ‘R Us:

Saturday, October 24th, 11:00 am - Registry Party
Find out more here.

Barnes and Noble:

Saturday, October 24th, 11:00 am - Click, Clack, Boo  Storytime
Join a free story time.  Different locations offer different stories. Check the website or call to confirm before you go. Check out the Barnes & Noble near you for more storytime hours!  Different stores do more story times on different days of the week!

Bass Pro Shops:

Saturday, October 24th, Noon-5:00 pm
Make a FREE Milk Carton Planter and get free seeds and a gardening booklet!

Saturday & Sunday, October 24th & 25th, Noon-5:30 pm
FREE Halloween Picture with the Peanuts Gang!

Sunday, October 25th, Noon-5:00pm
Decorate a Trick or Treat Bag

Plus, check out the FREE Halloween Fun going on at Bass Pro Shops Monday thru Friday HERE.

Home Depot:  

next Home Depot workshop will be in November

Lowe’s: 

Next Lowe’s Build and Grow will be November 14th

Michael’s: 

Saturday, October 24th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Kid’s Club:  Pet Spider

***Michael’s Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child   Drop in for a 30 minute craft – ages 3 and up.

Sunday, October 25th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Coloring Time!  They provide the supplies; all you have to do is show up and color.

Target:

Sunday, October 25th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spootkacular Kids Event!  Come in costume and get spooky treats and deals from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. local time. While supplies last.

Toys ‘R Us:

no scheduled events

Williams-Sonoma:

Saturday, October 24th, 10:00am
Halloween Party!  Calling all ghosts and goblins to a Halloween party and serve some bewitching treats. Make cheesy crackers, popcorn balls and Halloween cookies that you can decorate as you please. Suitable for ages 5-13.

FREE Halloween Events at Bass Pro Shops in Leeds


Have you been to Bass Pro Shops for some FREE Halloween Fun?  Check out what’s going on at the Leeds Bass Pro Shops now through 10/31!  (Not local to the Leeds area?  Don’t worry, this schedule is for ALL Bass Pro stores!)  Check out the Bass Pro Website to find a store near you.

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Saturday, October 24th Noon-5pm

FREE Garden Tips booklet, milk carton craft and free seeds!  

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Sunday 10/25, Noon-5pm
Decorate a Trick or Treat Bag

Monday – Friday 10/26-10/30, 6-8pm
Create a Halloween Deocoration

Saturday 10/31, 2-7pm
Deocrate a Trick or Treat Bucket with lid

bassprohalloween2015picYou can also have a FREE picture taken with the characters from the new Peanuts Movie.  Times for that is Saturday & Sunday, October 24 and 25 from noon to 5:30pm, Monday-Friday, October 26-30 from 6 to 8pm and Saturday, October 31st from 2-8pm.

You can purchase a printed photo package for just $5.00 with this coupon.

On Friday 10/30 and Saturday 10/31 from 6-8pm there will be a Costume Parade and in-store trick-or-treating.

All participants get a FREE glow in the dark treat bucket!

You can see all the details on these events and find a store near you HERE.

 

FREE Weekend Activities 10/10 | St. Clair/Jefferson Counties

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids on October 3rd!

Birmingham Museum of Art: 

Saturday, October 10th, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Bart’s Art Cart // Drumming up Fun: Welcome the return of autumn with music and dancing! Make your own drum and stick to ring in the harvest season.
This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

Barnes and Noble:

Saturday, October 10th, 11:00 am - Pete the Cat  Storytime
Join a free story time.  Different locations offer different stories. Check the website or call to confirm before you go. Check out the Barnes & Noble near you for more storytime hours!  Different stores do more story times on different days of the week!

Home Depot:  

next Home Depot workshop will be in November

Lowe’s:  

Saturday, October 10th, 10:00am
Build & Grow: Build a Haunted Birdhouse

Michael’s: 

Saturday, October 10th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Michael’s Kid’s Club:  Perler Bead Frankenstein 

***Michael’s Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child   Drop in for a 30 minute craft – ages 3 and up.

Toys ‘R Us:

no events this weekend

Williams-Sonoma:

Saturday, October 10th, 10:00am
FREE Junior Chef Classes!
Baking with Pumpkin! 
Pumpkins aren’t just for carving jack-o’-lanterns. There are also varieties (with fun names like Sugar Pie and Baby Bear) that are wonderful for eating! In this class we’ll have fun making waffles, cupcakes and other tasty pumpkin treats. Suitable for ages 8–13..

FREE Weekend Activities 10/3 | St. Clair/Jefferson Counties

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids on October 3rd!

Moody is having Oktoberfest at the city park on October 3rd.

Other events this weekend:

Birmingham Museum of Art: 

Saturday, October 3rd, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Bart’s Art Cart // Drumming up Fun: Welcome the return of autumn with music and dancing! Make your own drum and stick to ring in the harvest season.
This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

Barnes and Noble:

Saturday, October 3rd, 11:00 am - We’re in the Wrong Story!  Storytime
Join a free story time.  Different locations offer different stories. Check the website or call to confirm before you go. Check out the Barnes & Noble near you for more storytime hours!  Different stores do more story times on different days of the week!

Home Depot:  

Saturday, October 3rd, 9am – 12pm -
Kid’s Workshop: Build a Firetruck!
Head to Home Depot for their FREE Kid’s Workshop on 10/3 to build a Firetruck!

The Home Depot in Trussville always has the Trussville FD bring the firetrucks for the kids to see and they usually have hot dogs, popcorn, drinks and more!   We LOVE going to Home Depot on Fire Truck day!

Lowe’s:  

no events this weekend.  Next Build and Grow is October 10th.

michaelspumpkinsMichael’s: 

Saturday, October 3rd, 10:00am-12:00pm
Michael’s Kid’s Club:  Harvest Mobile

***Michael’s Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child   Drop in for a 30 minute craft – ages 3 and up.

Toys ‘R Us:

no events this weekend

Williams-Sonoma:

Saturday, October 3rd, 10:00am
FREE Junior Chef Classes!
Chuck’s Best Recipes 
We’re celebrating Chuck Williams’s 100th birthday! Join us as we cook some of his favorite recipes, including a butter lettuce salad with vinaigrette and a juicy roast chicken, plus chocolate mousse for dessert. You’ll love making these for your family at home. Suitable for ages 8–13.

FREE Weekend Activities 9/26 | St. Clair/Jefferson Counties

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids on September 26th!

The Whistle Stop Festival is in Irondale on September 26th!

from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Fireworks at 9:00pm  More info HERE.

Other events this weekend:

Birmingham Museum of Art: 

Saturday, September 26th, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Bart’s Art Cart // Drumming up Fun
This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!
Drumming up Fun: Welcome the return of autumn with music and dancing! Make your own drum and stick to ring in the harvest season.

Barnes and Noble:

 

Saturday, September 26th, 11:00 am - Max the Brave  Storytime
Join a free story time.  Different locations offer different stories. Check the website or call to confirm before you go. Check out the Barnes & Noble near you for more storytime hours!  Different stores do more story times on different days of the week!

 

Saturday, September 26th, 11:30am – BATMAN DAY
Holy Event Batman! It’s Batman Day at Barnes & Noble. Join us for superhero sized fun as we play games, create our own Batstaches and listen to stories featuring the Caped Crusader. We’ll be giving away many great prizes, too. “Batman Begins” at 11:30AM on Saturday!  Check out the Barnes & Noble near you to confirm times.  Some stores’ events will be starting later in the day.

 

Home Depot:  

 

next workshop is October 3rd

 

Lowe’s:  

 

Saturday, September 26th, 10:00am
Build and Grow Workshop: 
Build a FREE Fire Truck on September 26th

 

Michael’s: 

 

Saturday, September 26th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Michael’s Kid’s Club:  Candy Corn Banner

***Michael’s Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child   Drop in for a 30 minute craft – ages 3 and up.

 

 

Toys ‘R Us:

 

no events this weekend

 

Williams-Sonoma:

 

Saturday, September 26th, 10:00am
Make Dinner for the Family
Hey, kids—impress your family by cooking an amazing dinner for them. We’ll show you how to make everything from salad through dessert. And we guarantee your family will ask for a repeat performance! Suitable for ages 8–13.

 

FREE Weekend Activities 9/19 | St. Clair/Jefferson Counties

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids on September 19th

Barnes and Noble: Saturday, September 19th,  at 11:00 am
Join a free story time. 

Bug in a Vacuum Storytime. Check out the Barnes & Noble near you for more storytime hours!  Different stores do more story times on different days of the week!

Birmingham Museum of Art: Saturday, September 19th
Bart’s Art Cart // Drumming up Fun 11:00-1:00
This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!
Set Sail!: Create a sailboat to take on your summer adventures. All hands on deck, sailors!

Bart’s Books //  Sori’s Harvest Moon Day 11:00-12:00
Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.  

Home Depot:  no activities this weekend
looking ahead: Build a Firetruck on October 3rd!

Lowe’s:  no activities this weekend
looking ahead: Build a Firetruck on September 26th!

Michael’s: Saturday, September 19th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Michael’s Kid’s Club: Fall Handprint Tree
***Michael’s Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child Drop in for a 30 minute craft – ages 3 and up.

Toys ‘R Us: no events this weekend

Williams-Sonoma: Saturday, Septemeer 19th, 10:00am
American Girl: Back to School ***most Junior Chef classes are free but this one does have a fee!
Come build your own delicious lunchbox with American Girl. Recipes include Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato Sandwiches; Turkey Cranberry Sandwiches; Veggies with Buttermilk Ranch Dip; and Lemony-Berry Bars. Suitable for ages 8–13. $30 per child. Call your local Williams-Sonoma store to sign up. Class size is limited to 12 students.

***Reminder!  The Whistle Stop Festival is coming to Irondale on Saturday, September 26th!***