We’re counting our blessings here at Rocket City Mom, and finding they can’t be numbered. I hope you’re enjoying good food, friends, and family at some point today, and if you’re really lucky I hope you can work in a nap.[sws_blockquote align=”” alignment=”alignright” cite=”Henry Ward Beecher” quotestyles=”style03″]The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings. [/sws_blockquote]
We’ve listed some options for activities that might come in handy, especially if you have guests visiting and are looking for something to do before or after the big meal. Of course, you can always check our Event Calendar for a complete list of goings-on in the Tennessee Valley.
At 10:00 AM (Central Time) on local channel 48 one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions will air live from NYC. The annual Macy’s parade is in its 86th year and is a staple for Thanksgiving meal prep all over the country.
Local retail outlets are gearing up earlier than ever to be ready for the barrage of shoppers, and you’ll definitely need a plan if you’re headed out there. Luckily for you, al.com details all the major retail establishments in Huntsville and their Black Friday hours & deals.
There are several family-friendly flicks showing at local theaters, and you’ll be in good company if you head to the movies after your meal. Rise of the Guardians, Wreck It Ralph, Here Comes the Boom, and Life of Pi are all rated PG and in theaters now. Not sure if a movie is appropriate for your littlest viewers? Consult commonsense.org for a breakdown of every movie title you might have questions about.
Don’t you wish someone would track down all the details about every holiday event taking place in Huntsville and Madison County and put them all in one place? So did we, and our annual Holiday Happenings Guide was released earlier this month. Now it’s easy to get all those plays, concerts, and traditional Christmas and holiday events on your schedule and work in some real quality time with your kids this season. Many of these events have already started, and would make great destinations for post-turkey activities.
As always, click on the titles to visit the associated website for more information on a particular event. If you see an event we’ve missed, share your info in the comment section.
Stephenie has worked with and around books and authors for over 12 years, both at retail booksellers and public libraries. She is a rare Huntsville native, mother of two high-energy teens and two ridiculous dogs, spouse of one incredible guy, and eerily addicted to community volunteering. When she's not being the Executive Editor for RCM she likes to stalk her favorite authors online, cook with way too much butter, and conduct freelance marketing and SMM work.