Father’s Day Fun

Father’s Day is June 16th this year, and it is a time to celebrate dads who helped shape us into who we are today. One thing you want to make sure of is he is fed well. If you wish to enjoy a meal together, there are many great places to choose from. If he is a meat lover, consider Texas de Brazil in Birmingham as a place to indulge for dinner (or lunch on Fridays). They offer meat galore until you are full. Restaurants like Perry’s, Fleming’s and Ruth Chris are also fantastic options. For a more casual steak experience, …

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Mother’s Day, Food and Fun

May is the month we celebrate Mother’s Day. For most people reading this article, your mothers probably mean a lot to you. If they are still living, spend some extra time with them if possible (not just in May, but other times too). Having been raised by your mom, you should know a lot about what she likes and dislikes. Take that into consideration as you plan what you want to do for her. Moms, like the rest of us, have to eat and with Cinco de Mayo this month you should definitely put Mexican food near the top of the …

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April Sports

The crack of a bat, bounce of a basketball, the swing of a golf club and a roar of engines are all signs of April. For fans of multiple sports April is a great time of the year. If you enjoy basketball then your eyes will be virtually glued to the Final Four the first weekend in April. If you enjoy motor sports, then the return of the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on the first weekend of April probably interests you. If NASCAR is more your speed, then the GEICO 500 taking place in Talladega the last weekend of the …

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Longer Daylight Hours for Fun

March 10, 2019 at 2:00 A.M. is the date and time that our daylight hours will begin to get much longer. Most people will  not stay up until 2:00 A.M. on that day to change the time on clocks. However, some people may be a little less energized for a day or two until they get used to the “new time.” One way to avoid the drop in energy is to set your clock forward on Friday night right after you get off of work instead of waiting until early Sunday morning. That way you will not miss the hour of lost …

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Valentine’s Date

Planning something special for your valentine does not have to be difficult, or expensive. If you have been with your sweetheart for a while you will learn about things they like and dislike. Do they like surprises? If not, then you should avoid them (the surprises that is). When is the last time you have taken your significant other to the place you met, proposed, or had a very special memory? If it has been a while since you have gone there that is a romantic idea that can be special for both of you. Planning something at home can …

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Museums to Visit

We have seen a lot of rain and dreary weather over the last month. If that trend continues through January it will be a great time to explore the indoors. Although staying at home may be welcome after the holidays, cabin fever can take over even the most relaxed family. So this month would be a great time to plan one or more trips to museums. If you rarely like museums you should really keep reading though as there are a variety of attractions you may not have thought about. We will focus on the Birmingham area for this month, …

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Holiday Party

Whether you are celebrating Christmas, the New Year, or some other notable event, December is a great time for a party. If you want a small party with a few family members or friends, having it at your home is a good option. If you wish to have more people involved, you should consider reserving a place to hold your event, or go somewhere that is big enough to accommodate your party while also serving others. Reserving a room at a restaurant, or hotel are two good options for out-of-home parties. To get started though you need to choose a date …

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Rivalry Saturday

So when Thanksgiving Day is over and Black Friday shopping is done it is time for a letdown. Are you kidding me??? The Saturday after Thanksgiving will be Rivalry Saturday for College Football. What better way to cap off a holiday weekend than to watch epic games throughout the day. To improve on the experience, host a rivalry football watching party. You know you can do it and have a lot of fun with it. First you need to decide whom to invite. If one of your potential invitees is an ardent and obnoxious fan, you need to consider other …

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October Festivals and Events

As the weather cools the festival and event calendar begins to fill. Across the state there are many great places to enjoy the weather and activities. To make sure you are ready to enjoy what is available in October, please review the guide below and plan to participate as your schedule allows. Alabama National Fair – September 28 – October 8 – Montgomery, AL – Traditional fair with rides, competitions, music and more. Alabama Adventure – Every Saturday and Sunday in October – Bessemer, AL –  Alabama Adventure is holding their 1st Annual Fall Festival from 12-6. Each weekend will …

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College Football

Can you believe college football has started again? For the many fans who love the sport it is almost like an early Christmas present when the season begins. Soon you will experience the crisp autumn air that accompanies football in the fall. Even if your favorite team is not playing, it is still fun to watch other games and see the competition. So what is the best way to experience a game? Each person may have their own ritual, but if you do not, it is time to develop your own habits. One of the first things to decide is …

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