Friday Nights at the Cove

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Friday Nights at the Cove- Visit Downtown Montevallo for food trucks and live entertainment with Rude and True! 737 Main Street, Montevallo, 35115. Music starts at 6:30pm, free admission, 205-597-9322, www.cityofmontevallo.com.

 

 

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The God Is Bigger Movement (GIBM) is looking for anglers for the 5th Annual God Is Bigger Movement Bass Fishing Tournament to be held on Saturday, Sept. 17th, at Lakeside Park/Sports Complex in Pell City, Ala. Proceeds from the tournament will be used for the sole purpose to continue spreading the God is Bigger Movement worldwide. Learn more at www.gibmovement.com. Paid anglers will be provided breakfast, lunch and one free draw prize ticket. Registered boat numbers will be entered for a chance to win one of two $250 Bass Pro gift cards. Draw prize tickets will be available for anglers and spectators for a $5.00 donation or 5 tickets for a $20.00 donation. Must be present at the time of drawing to win any draw prizes!

Over the past 11 years, with the proceeds from GIBM merchandise and fundraisers, over 700,000 grey silicone bracelets have been given out worldwide to missionaries, refuge centers, outreach programs, victims of human trafficking, flood, fire & mass shootings, for those who are hurting or lost, or given to total strangers as a reminder that, “When life gets big, God is bigger.” The ministry is based on Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”

 

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Keep the tradition and join the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation (LCBF) on Saturday, September 24, 2022 as we host our 13th annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K and Family Fun Day. Create your own FUNdraising page or lead a team of supporters when you sign up to participate. Runners can honor survivors and remember those who fought GYN cancer by participating in the 5K/10K, joining us for our pet-friendly fall festival-themed day, or selecting the “sleep in” option. Lead race times will be eligible for a Trak Shak gift card. Share photos of family support, connect with other participants, and engage the Foundation virtually by using the hashtags #headoverteal and #headoverteal2022 and by following us on social media at Facebook @LCBFoundation, Instagram at lcbfoundation, Vimeo at Laura Crandall Brown Foundation, and Flickr at Laura Crandall Brown Foundation. Learn more and register at thinkoflaura.org/headoverteal. All proceeds go to support LCBF’s mission of early detection research, awareness education, and financial support services for GYN cancer patients and their families.

 

Charlotte's Patio Makeover

Our House

Charlotte Working on the DeckYou know when one project leads to another? That’s what happened with my recent patio refresh. It all started with redoing my outdoor furniture that got destroyed by weather over the last few years. Our pergola isn’t covered so it suffered from rain and sun damage. 

I decided to use Flex Seal Liquid Rubber Sealant in black to not only freshen up my furniture, but to also protect it from any future damage. I cleaned the surface first with a wet soapy rag and then applied the product with a roller and paint brush once it was completely dry. After applying the sealant, I allowed a dry time of 24 hours before adding the second coat. The sealant has a satin rubbery finish. I am ok with that because it looks nice and totally protects it. In fact, we had heavy rain a few days ago and all I had to do was take a damp rag to wipe away any dirt and water residue. I highly recommend this to not only refresh your outdoor furniture, but to also protect it.

Charlotte's Patio MakeoverI’ve been painting a lot black lately! Check out my Instagram to see some black accent walls I recently did. I really had a vision for my patio floor to be black. I used Deck Correct tinted black from Lowes, but I hear Deckover is just as good. I made sure the surface was clean by using dawn dish detergent and water. If you have any mildew or peeling paint, be sure to remove before starting. You can sand the surface if needed. I then rolled the deck paint on. Don’t forget to trim it out first if you have space between your boards like we do. Tip- Pour deck paint in a 5 gallon bucket to make it easier for the roller to be saturated with paint. It rolls on very smoothly and has great coverage. It does require two coats, though. It takes 4 to 6 hours to dry and then you can apply your second coat. Wait 24 hours before placing furniture back on the deck to give it time to cure.

I finished the look with some textured outdoor pillows along with some fresh flowers and plants. I am a fan of mixing old with new. You will see some old crocks, a worn terra cotta pot, thrift store basket and a new larger planter to display my flowers and ferns in.  I am so excited about this refresh and looking forward to many days of hanging out here with the family!

-Charlotte Evans Russell

For more design inspiration and tips, follow Charlotte on Instagram @charlotteshappyhome and subscribe to her blog, www.charlotteshappyhome.com. To read her faith story, click here

Sunglasses at Marks Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift? The staff at Mark’s Outdoors is ready to assist you in finding a gift Dad will love and use. Besides being a one stop shop for hunting and fishing needs, Mark’s also carries a wide variety of lifestyle products for the husband or father in your life. Here are just a few ideas for Father’s Day.

Protect in Style. Give Dad the shades he needs for all of his outdoor activities, including Costa, Bajio and Ombraz brands. Lots of great styles to choose from with lenses that offer 100% UVA and UVB protection.

Play it Safe. Shirts with sun protection are a great gift for the dad who spends anytime outdoors. Mark’s has sizes ranging from small to 3x in great colors and styles from the top men’s sportswear brands including Coastal Cotton, Simms, and AFTCO. Along with a sun protection shirt, gift dad with a sun protection hat. Mark’s has a variety of Tilley Hats- perfect for people susceptible to sunburns.

Besides remembering your Dad with a gift this Father’s Day, most importantly, we hope you will have the opportunity to spend some time with your Dad- if at all possible, in God’s great outdoors.

Mark’s Outdoors 

1400-B Montgomery Highway, Vestavia 35216

205-822-2010, www.marksoutdoors.com

Be one of the first 100 kids to visit Mark’s Outdoors on Saturday June 22, 2019 and receive a free rod and reel!
Be one of the first 250 kids to visit Mark’s Outdoors on June 18, 2022, and receive a free rod and reel!

Don’t’ Miss Take a Kid Fishing Day!

On Saturday June 18, 2022, Mark’s Outdoors will be giving the first 250 kids that come into the store a free rod and reel. The doors open at 9 a.m.  The only “catch” is that the parent must take their kid fishing asap. “It is our way of giving back to the community and getting parents involved with their kids and interested in the outdoors,” explains Mark Whitlock, Jr. “The objective is to make memories. With the rise of cell phones in the hands of children they miss out on nature and we want people to get involved.” Mark’s will also have sales throughout the store on fishing reels and rods, clothing, fishing accessories and much more!

 

 

 

Swanglish

Join us in beautiful downtown Montevallo for an evening of live entertainment! Each event will feature a different musician and food truck at Owl’s Cove Park (737 Main Street). This family-friendly, free admission event is the perfect way to kick off your weekend. Bring a chair or picnic blanket and make yourself at home on Main Street! The music begins at 6:30 PM. Swanglish (Swahili+English) is an intercultural music group that primarily utilizes East African and Western music styles. Band leader, Ben Ndalima, studied music in the USA & is a native of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania! Sponsor: Team Lehman – Keller Williams Metro South. Featured Food Truck: To be announced, M&M’s Lemonade Stand For more information, contact us at mainstreet(at)cityofmontevallo.com or 205-597-9322.

Twelve

Join us in beautiful downtown Montevallo for an evening of live entertainment! Each event will feature a different musician and food truck at Owl’s Cove Park (737 Main Street). This family-friendly, free admission event is the perfect way to kick off your weekend. Bring a chair or picnic blanket and make yourself at home on Main Street! The music begins at 6:30 PM. Twelve plays a wide variety of Southern rock, old Country, R&B and alternative—including some originals. Fans say they are one of the best party bands in Central Alabama! Sponsored by Alabama Public Television. Featured Food Truck: To be announced, M&M’s Lemonade Stand. For more information, contact us at mainstreet(at)cityofmontevallo.com or 205-597-9322.

Family Fun

Join Vestavia Hills Baptist Church after VBS on June 16th from 5-7 pm for a Family Fun Night complete with food trucks from all over the Birmingham area! Current line-up: Red Diamond Coffee & Tea Truck, Pazzo, Steel City Pops (more to be added!)

Sure Bet 2

Visit beautiful downtown Montevallo for an evening of live entertainment with Sure Bet, a Montevallo-based group who will blow your mind with their own twist on rhythm and blues, and more! Music begins at 6:30 p.m. This family-friendly, free admission event is the perfect way to kick off your weekend. Bring a chair or picnic blanket and make yourself at home on Main Street! Featured food trucks: Moe & Moore’s BBQ, M&M’s Lemonade Stand. For more information, contact us at mainstreet(at)cityofmontevallo.com or 205-597-9322.

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Visit beautiful downtown Montevallo for an evening of live entertainment! Each event will feature a different musician and food truck at Owl’s Cove Park (737 Main Street). This family-friendly, free admission event is the perfect way to kick off your weekend. Bring a chair or picnic blanket and make yourself at home on Main Street! The music begins at 6:30 PM.

Red Mountain Revelers was established on the slopes of Birmingham’s most iconic Mountain. They stay true to their roots and have their own sound derived from a Southern fusion of Americana! Sponsored by Bradford Real Estate Group. Featured Food Truck: LaNetta’s Pop up Food Shop, M&M’s Lemonade Stand. For more information, contact  mainstreet@cityofmontevallo.com or 205-597-9322.

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