Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 8:00 AM
Black Friday Weekend
Harley-Davidson of Montgomery
    Saturday Nov 25 @ 7:00 AM
Shop Small in Montgomery!
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce – The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Alabama State University Small Business Development Center, and the Alabama Retailer's Association encourages you to #ShopSmall on Saturday, November 25th. Stop by your favorite small business on that day and snap a selfie then post it to social media using the hashtags #mgmshopsmall and #shopAlabama. On Small Business Saturday® last year, over 112 million shoppers showed their love for their favorite spots and spent a reported $15.4 billion at small businesses. Make sure to shop small in Montgomery!.
    Saturday Nov 25 @ 10:00 AM
30 Days 'Til Launch Intensive - Small Business Saturday Edition
Off The Mark IP Solutions – Your purchase includes the 30 Days ‘Til Launch bundle, which contains the bestselling book (pictured below) and accompanying business plan workbook Hey we know it's that time of the year. Everyone is shopping around for the perfect Christmas gift, but what about treating yourself to a gift that keeps on giving. Invest in yourself and your business! Join us for our Black Friday Day Edition of 30 Days 'Til Launch Intensive Workshop! What a way to end the year and start the new year with your business getting off the ground! Are you ready to start your new business, but don't know where to start? Join the small business attorney, LaConya Murray, of Off The Mark IP Solutions as she helps you map out exactly what you need to build a sustainable and scalable business. Her expertise in helping businesses throughout the US with copyrights, trademarks, and business development will be wrapped into a 4-hour intensive workshop. People looking to start their business will learn the foundation of what they need to know to start a viable business. The 30 Days 'Til Launch Intensive is a hands-on workshop limited to 2 aspiring entrepreneurs. We deliberately limited attendance to create an intimate atmosphere and provide a 1:1 feel without the 1:1 price. Are you tired of spending money for workshops, but getting no return on your investment? You will leave with ... Your 5 step Prosperity Plan Clearly defined business and brand identity (yes there's a difference) An understanding of the pros and cons of the different business entities such as partnerships, sole proprietor, LLC, C- and S- corps Knowing how to use contracts and insurance to protect your assets How to increase your financial value through trademarks and copyrights Establishing systems in tools that help you work smarter, not harder Setting goals and daily metrics that help you track your success Pricing for your market And so much more Who should attend this workshop? Have 9 to 5 and looking to start a business on the side (wants to do it the right way and eventually become a fulltime business owner) Professional services like cosmetologist, accountants, attorneys, recent college grads looking to go into business for themselves For those who are aware and want and need a proper business formation For those who don't know what they don't know about setting up their business properly Those that have LLC, but don't know why they do or how they can keep it Note: This workshop is not for everyone. If you are not ready to take your business to the next level, this is not for you. If you are not willing to do the work it takes to succeed, this is not for you. If you are not mentally ready for success, this is not for you. Have you been wasting time attending events, but leaving with absolutely zero usable content? This is not that. Be prepared to work. You will need... Laptop | Notebook | Positive attitude | Mindset to work Attorney Murray(pictured above)
    Saturday Nov 25 @ 12:00 PM
Theatre in the Mind Lecture: A Christmas Carol
Alabama Shakespeare Festival – Spend your afternoon gaining insights and new appreciation about the plays on stage with ASF's Theatre in the Mind series! Hosted by Dr. Susan Willis, resident dramaturg, these entertaining and thought-provoking lectures by noted theatre scholars complement a perfect Saturday afternoon at the theatre. This lecture is free and open to the public. The speaker for A Christmas Carol TIM is Randy Foster—director of the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts and a well-known Montgomery organist and theatre director. His title (and subject) is “What the Dickens Does This Story Have to Do with Christmas Carols?” Join us Saturday, November 25 at noon in the Festival theatre for Theatre in the Mind. TIM lectures are graciously sponsored by Auburn University Montgomery. ---- About Theatre in the Mind: Reservations are not required; you may pick up your ticket at the box office counter just before each lecture. Theatre in the Mind is free and open to the public. You do not need to be a ticket holder to that day's performance to attend the lecture. Theatre in the Mind lectures are graciously sponsored by Auburn University Montgomery. Please note, Theatre in the Mind is a lecture series and not a performance series. Tickets for "A Christmas Carol" and all other plays are available at asf.net.
    Tuesday Nov 28 @ 8:00 AM
How Smart Leaders Create Engaged Employees
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce – Presented by: Len Williams, Emerald Coast Dale Carnegie Training ENGAGED EMPLOYEES CREATE RESULTS Dale Carnegie Training invites you to a free workshop that could dramatically increase your leadership effectiveness and your team's performance. Based on new, groundbreaking research we will show you the three clusters of behaviors that significantly impact engagement. Then, within each cluster we will break down the individual actions you can take to develop enthusiastic, empowered, confident and inspired employees - the type of employees who care, who want to be part of a success story and who will drive your organization to the top. Join us and learn how you can increase productivity and reduce turnover by cultivating a workforce of engaged employees.
    Wednesday Nov 29 @ 11:00 AM
Learn To Make All Occasion Mesh Wreaths
MCCPL, Rufus A Lewis Regional Branch Library – Come out and learn the art of mesh wreath making with Ms. Minnie Stringer. Classes begin November 26 at 11:00 and end December 20. Registration is Required and all attendees must supply their own supplies. See Circulation Desk for registration and supply list.
    Wednesday Nov 29 @ 5:30 PM
Underwater Pictures with Santa!
Adventure Sports II Inc. – Come get your picture taken with Santa!!! Adventure Sports II will be hosting Santa in our lovely indoor heated pool for our certified divers to come and take their picture with him. So schedule a time to come by and jump in to get a holiday picture thats truely unique!
    Thursday Nov 30 @ 7:00 PM
BTW Creative Writing's annual Poetry Reading
The Sanctuary – The annual reading by students in the Creative Writing magnet at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School. Seating opens at 6:30. Reading begins at 7:00. Admission price is (at least) one nonperishable food item for the Montgomery Area Food Bank.
    Friday Dec 1 - Dec 3 @ 9:00 AM
47th Annual Montgomery Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society – Show Dates & Times: 12/01/17 - Friday 9:00 a.m. To 6:00 p.m. 12/02/17 - Saturday 10:00 a.m. To 6:00 p.m. 12/03/17 - Sunday 11:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m. ************************************************************************* Admission: Adults $2 or weekend pass $3 Youths 18 and under FREE with student ID and paid adult admission. FREE parking FREE door prize ticket with each paid adult admission. (Must be present to win. Door prizes donated by the vendors.) $1 Wheel of Fortune for the kids and young at heart! ************************************************************************* Dealers will have beads, crystals, geodes, rough, cabochons, gem stones, finished jewelry, tools, supplies and mineral & fossil specimens. Club members will display their individual collections and will give demonstrations on gem and rock cutting, faceting and cabochon making. Get a coupon for $1 off daily admission at our web site: http://montgomerygemandmineralsociety.com/ For dealer information email: GemShow@MontgomeryGemAndMineralSociety.com * * * Dealers coming to this year's show * * *Amber America: Jewelry, amber, larimar and natural stones. Bailey Beach Gems: Minerals from the USA and around the world, coral geodes, fossils and stone carvings. Boxed Rocks: Selling quality, worldwide minerals from my personal collection. New additions for this year include fluorescent hyalite and Grape Agate. C & S Beads: Chains of all kinds, beads, pearls, crystals, pendants, charms and magnetic clasps. Carolyn's Creative Jewelry: Wire sculptured jewelry and gifts. Christopher’s Crystal Mine: Rocks, minerals, specimens, jewelry, polished minerals and some carvings. Creek View Mineral: Great variety of minerals, rocks and large and small fossils. Custom Creations: Stone, shell, pearl and coral beads. Also, we have pendants, decorative rocks, carvings, cabs, slabs, rough, fossils and jewelry. Dreaming Down Under: Cut opals from the 12 regions of Australia, there will be rough, free form, cabs, and all different shapes; some will include holes for stringing beads and setting stones. We have a large assortment of gems already set in both gold and silver and also have equipment on site to accommodate the client’s needs if they want the stone changed. Dwarven Stonecraft & Lapidary: Slabs and rough rocks, cabs, gems, minerals, fossils and crystals. Eagles Nest: Wide variety of rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry and gifts. Grab Bags and a Spin and Win game for the kids. Eddie's Rocks and Relics: Specializing in fine museum quality fossils, minerals and fossil jewelry. Gems of the Ozarks: Gemstones, minerals, amethyst, quartz crystals and cutting rough. Glory Design: We sell beads, pearls, South Sea pearls, necklaces, 14K gold & sterling silver findings, jadeite carvings, stringing for necklaces, etc. Hi Ho Gems & Minerals: Rough rock, slabs, facet rough & specimens. Javed’s: 18K and 14K jewelry, faceted stones, cabochons and mineral specimens. Jewelry, Gems & Stones: Nice selection of turquoise – all varieties, Native American jewelry, cabs, rough for lapidary, precious and semi-precious gemstones, bead strands and small selection of faceted gems. Katt & Associates: Natural stone & exotic wood Damascus knives, natural stone and other sterling jewelry. Gilson opal, Native American, ammonite and Larimar pendants, necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. M S Enterprises: Offers "Rocks and Things Made from Rocks." Our activities include teaching and speaking, prospecting for rocks and minerals, cutting and polishing in our Muscle Shoals, AL lapidary shop, and making jewelry from beads and polished cabochons. We have many mineral specimens from prospecting and various purchased rock collections, including large home decorative pieces. Mike sells rough, slabs, and cabochons. We have small stones and crystals for rock lovers and metaphysical seekers; plus Mike gives a polished stone to all small kids who come by the booth. We have focal beads, ribbons, cords, chains, and leather necklaces. Customers pick a focal bead from all around the world, and Myra uses sterling silver, copper, or jewelers' brass to make the bead into a pendant while they shop. AII are welcomed to our booth, whether they come to look and learn or to make purchases.Nature Bazaar: Fossils, minerals specimens, gems, beads and jewelry. Peach State Gem & Mineral: Wire sculptured jewelry with matching earrings, rings and bracelets. Also have $5.00 pendants & angels, cords and some other small items. Planetary Parts: Fine minerals, fossils, tumbled stones, jewelry boxes, crystal, polished spheres and shapes/carvings. S & J Fine Jewelry: All types of fine jewelry, from 14k 18k, rubies, sapphire, emerald and diamonds. Large selection of South Sea Pearl jewelry and beaded jewelry. S & S Gold & Diamonds: We are a full service jewelry shop. We have sterling silver & 10, 14, & 18 karat solid gold mounting that we can make for you while you wait. We have a large selection of genuine gemstones from amethyst to zircon. We also have a large selection of stylish gemstone earring, pendants, bracelets and rings in-stock for your selection. We also have a very nice selection of rare mineral specimens of the highest quality. Silver Bridge: Silver jewelry and stone pendants. Super Bead Mart: Fossils, meteorite, rocks & minerals, gemstone cabochons, gemstone bead strands, pearls, & sterling silver jewelry. Unique Jewelry & Gems: Handmade pendants, rings, earrings and necklaces) made in sterling silver or 14k gold, with unique stones and one of the kind designs. You can order from my selection of stones or choose from my collection of cabochons and faceted stones from many countries including Namibia, Indian, Russia, China, UK, Australia, Ethiopia and many others. Exceptional quality beads made from African amethyst, opal, tourmaline, blue topaz and many other countries. I also carry silver products from Italy like, adjustable chains, bracelets and very elegant earrings. Unique Russian Minerals: Specializing in high quality minerals, unique jewelry, cabochons, beads and fossils. I sell absolutely no commercial material. Wings and Things: Gems, minerals, crystals, jewelry and carvings. Woodies Rock Shop: Our claim to fame is our ultra-rare enhydro geodes. That mineral rich clean water promotion causes amazing things to grow inside. We will bring many crates of unopened geodes. We have KY agates & other rocks and minerals. Also, we have petrified wood, coral, tumbled stones, petrified bone and dino dung.
    Friday Dec 1 - Dec 3 @ 7:00 PM
A staged reading of Dracula by Theatre AUM
AUM Connected - Common Reading Program
    Saturday Dec 2 @ 9:00 AM
Epic Beard & Bad Ass Tattoo Contest
Harley-Davidson of Montgomery – Compete in this new category for our No Shave November Epic Beard & Badass Tattoo Contest! Stop by the dealership before Nov 6th and let us grab a picture of your beardless babyface, then grow it out all Nov long. Best 1 month no-shave Nov beard wins a special prize pack! Prizes awarded for best in each category: 1 month no shave beard full beard natural full beard styled partial beard faux beard (ladies) black ink tattoo sleeve tattoo back & chest tattoo color tattoo
    Saturday Dec 2 - Dec 5 @ 1:00 PM
The Nutcracker
Chantilly 13 Montgomery, Al – Experience the wonder of New York City Ballet’s iconic holiday classic on the big screen. In George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker ®, Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. Balanchine’s stunning choreography shines amidst awe-inspiring set pieces, ornate costumes, and grand one-of-a-kind visual effects, like the one-ton Christmas tree that grows to an astonishing 40 feet.
    Monday Dec 4 @ 5:30 PM
The Underwater Forest Documentary at the Capri Theatre
Alabama Coastal Foundation – You are invited to join ACF and the Capri Theatre on Monday, December 4 at 5:30 p.m. to view the incredible documentary, The Underwater Forest! A $10 ticket provides you: -An opportunity to support a charitable cause. -Viewing of this highly anticipated documentary (27 minute film). -Q&A with filmmaker Ben Raines.
    Thursday Dec 7 - Dec 10 @ 10:00 AM
Montgomery Ballet – Tickets may be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3117463 for Montgomery Ballet's Nutcracker.
    Thursday Dec 7 @ 6:00 PM
Holiday Wreath Workshop
Shoppes at EastChase – Make your front door 'Merry and Bright' with a fresh holiday wreath that you create! We will have an array of fresh greens and textures to choose from so you can make your wreath exactly to your liking. Your ticket includes all materials, instruction by Evan G. Cooper, and light bites and sips. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
    Thursday Dec 7 - Dec 11 @ 11:00 PM
Alumni Getaway Cruise 2017
YOLLO Group Services, Inc. – Calling all old, new, and almost alums, this Alumni Getaway Cruise is the weekend vacation for you. We are bringing together HBCU alums from all over the country to rep their university. What better way to meet and mingle than cruising aboard the Carnival Fantasy to the beautiful island of Cozumel, Mexico. Not a product of a HBCU? No worries, this cruise isn't exclusive to only HBCU alumni. Everyone's invited to rep their university on this getaway cruise to Mexico.
    Friday Dec 8 @ 6:00 PM
Nativity Christmas on the Coosa
Antioch Baptist Church, Weoka – Antioch Youth will portray the Angel Gabriel telling the Good News to Mary in the annual Nativity / Open House in downtown Wetumpka
    Friday Dec 8 - Dec 10 @ 7:00 PM
The Living Christmas Tree
First Baptist Church Montgomery – The Living Christmas Tree has been presented each year since 1981. The sights and sounds of Christmas come to life as you hear beautiful music from the choir of more than 150 singers with a full live orchestra and see the thousands of lights on the decorated tree! The Living Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church is truly a Montgomery Christmas tradition.
    Friday Dec 8 @ 8:00 PM
Joe Bonamassa LIVE 2017!
Alabama Public Television – Joe Bonamassa is coming to Alabama, and APT has a limited number of the best seats in the house available as pledge gifts. Bonamassa returns to the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre on Friday, December 8 at 8pm for one performance only. When he was only 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King. In the last 13 years Bonamassa has put out 15 solo albums through his independent record label J&R Adventures, of which 11 have reached #1 on the Billboard Blues charts. Bonamassa has played alongside such artists as Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Blondie Chaplin, Foreigner, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks among others. His career highlights include performances at the Royal Albert Hall and a Grammy Award nomination in 2013.
    Saturday Dec 9 @ 9:30 AM
Brunch with Santa // December 9
Shoppes at EastChase – On December 9 and December 16, The Shoppes at EastChase is partnering with our friends at Blackfinn Ameripub for a festive day for you and your family that includes a delicious brunch, kids activities and visits with Santa, all benefiting Child Protect, Children's Advocacy Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 and up. *If you would like to reserve seating for guests purchasing tickets seperately, please email Makenzie Drew mdrew@blackfinnmontgomery.com. Our Brunch Buffet is even better than last year, and includes: Pancake station with toppings bar Scrambled eggs with cheese Bacon French Toast Breakfast potatoes Yogurt Breakfast Casserole Fresh Fruit Southern Skillet Mac-n-Cheese For the kiddos we have: Photo ops with Santa and his elves Facepainting Craft activity Balloon Artist Santa Photo Opportunity: Capture that perfect photo with Santa and our festive holiday backdrops Ticket price includes brunch and kids activities, as well as tax and gratuity.