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  • Chad Brantley
    RE/MAX Advantage South
    If you are passing through Calera and want to try a great Mexican restaurant look no further than Las Mesas Mexican Grill! The atmosphere is great and so is the food! Located in the Walmart Shopping Center it is centrally located and easy to find!
  • In 1899 the railroads made the standard for the colors that they used for safety. They adopted green as clear to go, yellow to use caution and red for stop (danger). When cars came along they used the same colors for traffic lights.
  • As the sister of one of the engineers at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, I get to hear all about the fun events offered at the museum throughout the year. With spring almost upon us, it's that time of year when they are preparing for the Cottontail Express which runs March 19th, 20th, and 26th during the 2016 season. The people who put these events together pour their hearts and time into making them a memorable time for kids and their families. A train ride and egg hunt are just part of the fun they have planned. To order tickets and get all the details click on the link below. You'll also be able to see other events as well as information about the museum and how you can volunteer to help.
  • Welcome to the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum ~ The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, and was established in 1891. It is located just south of Birmingham in Calera, Alabama. The museum has standard gauge and gauge trains, two restored depots, a collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, and outdoor railroad cars, locomotives, and cabooses. Also, host lots of events in seasonal time of the year.
  • Come and live in Calera, Alabama. The town is just south of Birmingham, Alabama. The city is continuing to grow and prosperous. It is a great place to raise a family along with some great neighborhoods. Calera has numerous community events. One event that is popular this summer is the Farmers Market held on every Tuesday from 3 p.m.to 6 p.m. It is held across from Publix's grocery store. They even have kids entertainment while you shop for your favorite fresh vegetables.
  • Thomas the Train Event is taking place April 10, 11, 12, 18, and 19, 2015. This is such a wonderful time to enjoy with your children and friends, as they have so much to offer while at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. The ride with Thomas is 25 minutes long. While waiting or after the ride things to enjoy are: Photos with Sir Topham Hatt, putt putt golf, jumpstation, bubble station, temporary Tattoos, storytelling, videos, live music, and hands on fun in the Imagination Station! There will be some delicious food on site, or if you want a more personal touch you can always bring a special picnic lunch from home.

    Contact www.hodrrm.org for more inforrmation, or call 205-668-3434 or 866-468-7630 for tickets
  • The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera is celebrating spring with train rides to Peter Cottontail's meadow where he's having an Easter Egg Hunt and there will be other fun activities for the kiddos! The dates are today, March 28th, Sunday March 29th and Saturday April 4th. For details and to purchase tickets, call 205-757-8383 or visit their website below.
  • What are you doing this weekend? Why not take a drive to Calera and check out the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum? Opening day for the 2015 season is Saturday, March 14. A train ride is a great family outing and there's plenty to see in the gift shop and museum.
  • The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is one of my family's favorite places to visit. In the spring, Thomas the Tank Engine comes to visit. Along with him comes some of his pals not to mention there is food, souvenirs, folk singers, as well as story time for children (adults may enjoy it too). Also, in the spring there is the Cotton Tail Express. You get to ride the train, see the bunny, and just enjoy the day.

    In the fall we have the Pumpkin Patch Express where you get to take a train ride down to pick out your pumpkin. It is great fun for all. Of course, do not forget the train rides with Santa or the North Pole Express. There really is something for all of us at the Heart of Dixie Train Museum. Check out their website to learn more information about these and other events.
  • In the Village during the Waterford Yard Sale in October, was a woman who had a cooker set up selling ribs, chicken, sausage and hot dogs. Participants said she had the best macaroni and cheese they have ever eaten. They also said that they could smell her cooker three blocks over. I arrived at 5:30 p.m. and got the last plate she had. I took it home and shared it with my husband and mother. IT WAS DELISH!!!! I will hit her first at the next yard sale to try everything that she has. A lady in the Highlands had home baked cakes that were also DELISH!!! It tasted like a lemon pound cake. A man in the cove had boiled peanuts.
    So even your TASTE BUDS were satisfied at the WATERFORD YARD SALE!!!!

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