FREE Book for Kids at Barnes and Noble this Summer

This summer kids can score a FREE book at Barnes and Noble.
Here is how:
Step 1. Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal (PDF).
Step 2. Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store. Find a Store.
Step 3. Chose a FREE BOOK from their selection on the Reading Journal list at the store… Enjoy reading!
Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 19th and September 7th, 2015.

Shred 5 Free pounds of Paper at Staples with coupon! Coupon expires 05/02/15

Do you have a lot of paper laying around that needs shredded?  Print a coupon here good for 5 FREE pounds of paper shredding at Staples stores. Coupon expires 5/2/15. Click here to find a location near you.

Free Kid Meals at Olive Garden

Thinking about taking the family out to eat? Get a coupon here good for a FREE kids meal with adult entrĂ©e purchase. Limit 2 FREE meals per coupon. Kids 12 and under only. Expires 4/23/15.  Click here to find a location near you.single_coupon

Earth Day is coming! Earth Day Event 04/21/15 at Pottery Barn Kids store

Visit a Pottery Barn Kids store on Tuesday, April 21st at 11 AM for an Earth Day Event. Kids can decorate biodegradable flower pots and plant seeds. They will learn the importance of pollination and receive a special takeaway to track their flowers progress. Click here to find a location near you. Also enjoy more events and activities going on other days!

Events & Activities

Free Admission to ALL 389 National Parks 4/18 and 4/19

Let's keep our fingers and toes crossed, hoping it doesn't rain weekend!  It's time we pack up a picnic and check out our National AND of course the State parks near us.  Its's time for some good ole' fashioned family time!

Maybe it's time to put away the electronics and go enjoy nature!  Plus I read something disturbing, some states and Alabama is on the list, may be forced to shut down
some state Parks. Let's not let that happen! Get out and enjoy the sunshine and nature before it's gone!

 Nearby parks to close if state budget proposal passes
A letter to employees of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural shares the state's budget plans for the system if lawmakers pass the proposed state budget.

All 398 national parks are offering fee-free admission on April 18th and 19th. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

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