We had a big week at RCM with more than 300 new friends and 600 new visitors to our site this week alone; we are growing like a weed! I hope you find the information here useful and relevant to you as a local parent. I encourage you to become an active member of our community by posting comments, making suggestions and letting us know about local events, businesses, and services that are relevant to parents in the Huntsville area.
To celebrate all our new readers we decided to do some giveaways and I am super excited to announce the winners of three different contests. Also, don’t forget that you can still register for the Huntsville Botanical Gardens Family Pass until 6 p.m. on April 21st. Rules for that contest can be found by clicking here.
Without further ado, the winners are…
Brandi Nance: Photography By Shannon Package – One hour photo session and your favorite image on CD
Kristen Williams and Stacie Yarborough : Shopping Tricks and Tips Coupon Class – Saturday from 10 – Noon at E.S. Brooks School of Real Estate (next to Kidz Bedz)2312 Memorial Parkway SW Suite J.
Kari Eso and Stephenie Ramage: Huntsville Stars Family Four Pack (You pick the date of any home game)
Mint Shows: Coldstone Creamery $15 gift card
Congrats to everyone who won and if you didn’t, better luck next time. Stay tuned because we have a lot more planned and the more people who visit our site the more stuff we can get to give away! If you did win, email me as soon as possible to get details about how to claim your prize.
As always, here is our list of fun and free things to do in the Huntsville area this weekend.[list type=”numlist”]
Local YMCAs (Downtown, Hogan Family and Southeast)
With lots of fun and free activities for families, all three Ys are a great destination for your family this Saturday. Have fun and learn how to make the whole family healthier at the same time; that’s hard to beat. Click here for more details.
Opus Tadpole – Percussion
What sound does an oboe make? What is the difference between a flute and a piccolo? How many strings are on a harp? Children (and their parents and grandparents) can have fun discovering the answers to these musical questions and more during a twenty-minute Music Explorers’ Club presentation, Opus Tadpole, an entertaining and interactive way for our youngest listeners to learn about the instruments of the orchestra. Grownups will also learn a thing or two! Check HSO website for details.
Roary the Lion at Library
Come to the main branch of the Huntsville Library (downtown) to meet their official mascot: Roary the Reading Lion.
Earth Day at Hays Preserve
Free trees to the first 1,000 people! Fun in the new Terrame Natural Playground! Early morning birding hike with John Ehinger at 7:30 a.m. Bring your binoculars! FREE
Loletta’s Gift Certificates
Do you like jewelry? Do you LOVE free jewelry? Then you need to click here and leave a comment to be in a drawing for one of two $25 gift certificates to this little boutique. You have until April 17th at 8 p.m. to enter.
Movie Night @ Sharon Johnston Park
Originally scheduled for Friday night and now rescheduled for Sunday, April 17th. This outdoor movie showing of Despicable Me is free but it is a fundraiser so donations are encouraged. Movie will start at dusk, but plan to be there early and enjoy concessions and play fun games! Bring your favorite family outdoor game and have a GREAT TIME playing together as a family in the Park There will be T-Shirts, Hand Print Tiles, Pickets, & Vacation Raffle Tickets Available for purchase! Click here for details.
Rocket City Mom is a website started in 2010 by a "New to Huntsville" mom who was searching for an information hub of all things family/parenting related for Huntsville. When she didn't find it. She created it. The site now boasts two owners, a managing editor, a dedicated calendar guru, and more than a dozen local parent contributors that help to make the site the #1 resource for all things family in Huntsville and North Alabama.