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Family Favorite

2016

Parties, Activities & Learning

Central Alabama families love a celebration. They also have a high regard for education. Whether it’s finding that great extracurricular activity for your child, a great birthday party venue, enrolling in a new school or getting a little help with studies, our readers selected great places for all.

FAVORITE LOCAL GYM OR EXERCISE FACILITY YMCA With several locations throughout the Birmingham area, you do not have to look far to find a YMCA facility that is convenient to your family. Whether you are looking for fitness activities for all ages or after-school and summer care for your children, you can find them all at your local YMCA. www.ymcabham.org Honorable Mention: Planet Fitness, www.planetfitness.com and Life Time Fitness, www.lifetimefitness.com

FAVORITE BIRTHDAY PARTY PLACE Pump It Up It is no secret that Pump It Up has become a local favorite for birthday parties! Your children can have a blast playing together on the larger-than-life inflatables provided in this facility. Guests can then have refreshments and open presents in a private party room that even has a throne for the birthday boy or girl. www. pumpitupparty.com Honorable Mention: Chuck E Cheese’s, www.chuckecheese.com

FAVORITE TUTOR Mathnasium Mathnasium is a math-only learning center where children can receive additional assistance understanding math in a way that makes sense to them. Mathnasium will provide children with a personalized learning program that can either assist students in reaching their full math potential or continue to challenge students who are already ahead in their mathematical abilities. www. mathnasium.com Honorable Mention: The Tutoring Center, www.tutoringcenter.com

FAVORITE PRIVATE SCHOOL Briarwood Christian School Briarwood Christian School promotes excellence in education through a Christ-centered learning environment. This school strives to prepare students to live in a Godly manner in a contemporary world. http://briarwoodchristianschool.org Honorable Mention: Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy, http://jbma.org and Odyssey Early Schools, www.odysseyearlyschool.com

ANNOUNCING FALL 2016 CLASSES F O R C H I L D R EN A N D A D U LT S

ART CALLIGRAPHY CERAMICS CREATIVE WRITING GUITAR

HARP KINDERMUSIK PAINTING PHOTOGRAPHY PIANO

STAINED GLASS STRINGS VOICE WOODWINDS WRITING

TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION call 205-726-2739 or go to samford.edu/go/aota S A M F O R D U N I V E R S I T Y I S A N E Q U A L O P P O R T U N I T Y I N S T I T U T I O N / E M P LOY E R .

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Family Favorite

2016

Birmingham Parent Magazine July 2016 Issue  

And the Winners Are ... Find out who you picked as our Family Favorites for 2016 in this month's issue, along with much more.

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