Family Activities

The Ultimate Kid’s Guide to Panoply 2014

The Ultimate Kid’s Guide to Panoply 2014

Huntsville’s 32nd annual Panoply Arts Festival is happening this weekend in Big Spring Park – if it’s a tradition for your family you’ll need to know about some big changes, and if you’ve never been, our guide below will help you navigate this huge festival with kids in tow. Ch-ch-ch-Changes The first indicator that there(…)

Come Raise the Roof at the US Space and Rocket Center

Come Raise the Roof at the US Space and Rocket Center

Like many parents, I was somehow caught by surprise when Spring Break rolled around. In my defense, it was the first time I had a school-aged child that was suddenly home for Spring Break. (And in the “no defense” corner – Rocket City Mom TRIED to warn me!) Our Monday had me worried for the(…)

Stars Home Opener Bittersweet

Stars Home Opener Bittersweet

Today is opening day for the Huntsville Stars, Huntsville’s minor league team since 1985, which means another season for baseball fans to enjoy America’s favorite past time right here in our own hometown. As exciting as that is, it’s bittersweet for those of us who’ve made taking in a game at The Joe part of(…)

Lots of Fun and Play this Earth Day

Lots of Fun and Play this Earth Day

With more than 70 hands-on activities, booths, and vendors, this year’s Earth Day Festival at Hays Nature Preserve was sure to be a hit. Yet, the people behind Operation Green Team couldn’t stop there. Despite their emphasis on conservation there is one area in which this group of environmentalists NEVER conserve and that’s fun. So(…)

Book It to the Library: April Edition

Book It to the Library: April Edition

Weekly Storytimes & Recurring Events Baby Sign Storytime BRANCH:Madison Public Library TIME: Mondays @ 9:30am AGES: (Birth – 18 months) INFO: Caregivers & babies (up to 18 months) are invited to Madison Public Library for a special new baby signing storytime. Each child must be accompanied by an adult caregiver and RSVP is required. For(…)

Putting the Art Into STEM

Putting the Art Into STEM

Walk across a large pool of Oobleck. Battle futuristic space aliens using catapults. Make art using a robotic paintball gun. Create your own piezo-based amplified instruments. View physics in action through slow-motion videography. See an in-progress, full-scale reproduction of the Millenium Falcon created using a CNC machine. If any of this sounds as awesome to(…)

April Fooling with Your Kids

April Fooling with Your Kids

April Fool’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time for all of us moms to polish up our pranking skills and get our A-game ready! If your kids are old enough to appreciate the humor of a few harmless pranks, they will love the extra laughter you add to their day. Coming up with ideas(…)

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