Events & Happenings, Summer 2013


Did you know Pottery Barn Kids stores have special events? Today, July 2nd, Curious George will make an appearance in several stores nationwide (see the list here). And July 23rd, Cat in the Hat will visit some locations! Not to mention, PBK has weekly storytimes and a summer reading program. See all their events on this site.


Want to eat our with kids … but save some bucks? Here is a great list of restaurants that have kids-eat-free programs on certain nights. {You’ll want to ask your location, of course!}


With AMF’s Summer Unplugged, kids can bowl two games free every day until 8 p.m. at all of their bowling alleys. Information can be found and you can register here.


With Regal’s Summer Movie Express program, you can watch a fun, family-friend movie on the cheap Tuesday and Wednesday mornings all summer. Admission is $1 and part of the ticket price benefits the Will Rogers Institute. See participating theaters and movies here.


Need some more ideas? Stain your deck. Make popsicles. Host a “drive-in movie” for your neighborhood. Fly a kite. Splash in a kiddie pool. Shop for crazy sunglasses. Make your own “Ninja Warrior” obstacle course in the backyard. Have a front-yard ice-cream party and invite anyone who walks by.

What summer events are you looking forward to?

June Events & Happenings

Don’t miss your chance to participate in these exciting events during the month of June! 

Deeper Still

DeeperStill.jpgJoin internationally-renowned Bible teachers Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer, and Beth Moore for a unique one-weekend event — June 11-12 in Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado. Visit to register.

Life & Faith Tour

LifeandFaithTour.jpgThe Life & Faith Tour is a Christian festival with a major fundraising component to benefit the local community, born out of the simple desire to give back and leave a community in better shape than it was when they arrived. In its debut year, the Life & Faith Tour will kick off in a big way by giving back to local communities in three cities this summer: Richmond (June 19th), Rockingham, NC (July 10th) and Atlanta (Jul). The diverse lineup for the event includes six-time Grammy ® Award winner Amy Grant, multi-platinum selling band MercyMe, Point of Grace, Natalie Grant, and many more musicians, Christian ventriloquists and comedians, authors, and motivational speakers. For all of the details, visit


Red Robin "Etch A Sketch a Burger" Contest

RedRobin.jpgRed Robin Gourmet Burgers is kicking off this nationwide contest in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Etch A Sketch. The "Etch A Sketch A Burger" contest runs through July 25 and encourages the young and young-at-heart to draw their favorite Red Robin burger on an Etch A Sketch and then submit a photo of that drawing online at Fifty contest winners will receive a limited edition 50th Anniversary Etch A Sketch and a $50 Red Robin gift card.


Johnson’s Big Bubblin’ Stars Contest


Bath time is fun, right? Show the world how fun bath time is at your house … and have the opportunity to win some great prizes as well as contribute to a charitable cause. If your child is between the ages of 6 months and 4 years, you can shoot an under 3-minute bath time fun video and upload it to the Johnson’s Baby YouTube Channel (  Approved videos will be featured on the YouTube channel. After July 6th, a panel of judges will pick the top nine finalists. Then you get to vote to choose the winners! For every video submitted, Johnson’s will make a donation to the March of Dimes.  For more detailed information, visit

Know of any other fun, family friendly events going on in your area this month? Tell us all about them by leaving a comment!

April Events & Happenings

 Check out these exciting events taking place during April!


evI_You_and_Your_Girl_2010_570x200.jpgYou and Your Girl with Vicki Courtney

Saturday, April 17
First Baptist Church in Carrollton, Texas


evI_Living_Proof_Live_2010_570x200.jpgLiving Proof Live with Beth Moore

Friday, April 16-Saturday, April 17
Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, FL


Awake & Alive Tour

SkilletTour.pngNot only are John and Korey Cooper of the band Skillet on the cover of this month’s ParentLife. They are also going on tour this month. The “Awake & Alive Tour” begins April 15th at Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Scranton Cultural Center and then continues through late May. For more more information about the tour as well as concert dates and ticket information, visit


One Life Tour

You may remember Jason Barton, frontman of the band 33Miles, from our October 2009 issue. Right now, 33Miles is in the middle of its “One Life Tour.” The tour begin in mid-March, but there is still time to catch a show near you. The tour is partnering with Food For The Hungry to seek aid for earthquake-affected children in Haiti. Concert attendees will have the opportunity to sponsor one of the thousands of children affected by the January 12 disaster. For tickets and information, visit www.33milesonline/tour.


iShine Live!

iShineLogo.jpgiShine LIVE!, a unique faith-based concert tour designed specifically for the preteen (ages 8 to 14) market, will head back out on the road this spring, hitting more than 20 cities nationwide. iShine LIVE! is a power-packed, high-energy two-hour event that brings together live music performances, a speaker, DJ, dancing, and more! This spring tour will feature performances from Paige Armstrong, The Rubyz, Mission Six, Jamie Grace, and more. Visit for concert dates and locations. And don’t miss our feature on single-dad Robert Beeson, founder of iShine Live, coming up in the July 2010 issue of ParentLife.

Know of any other great events in April? Leave a comment and let us know!