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Read Across America, Giveaways Galore & Much More

Read Across America, Giveaways Galore & Much More

It's March! I can hardly believe it. Even though it's technically still winter (ha!), to me, the arrival of March has always had me jumping (or this year leaping) for joy. I love sunshine and long days. The boys start ...

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WIN 2 TIX to Billy Elliot, Mar 13th at The Fox

WIN 2 TIX to Billy Elliot, Mar 13th at The Fox

I've been waiting for months to see this one - I loved the movie! Time magazine called BILLY ELLIOT the “Best Musical of the decade.” Thrilling audiences worldwide and winning ten 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE ...

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WIN 2 TIX  to "Motherhood The Musical", Mar 16th

WIN 2 TIX to "Motherhood The Musical", Mar 16th

Following a highly successful debut, Motherhood the Musical® returns to the 14th Street Playhouse March 16 -; May 20, 2012. The original cast will return to 'deliver' more hilarious fun to Atlanta audiences as they humorously capture every stage of ...

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WIN 4 Tix to The Harlem Globetrotters, March 17th

WIN 4 Tix to The Harlem Globetrotters, March 17th

Philips Arena is excited to host the ever-popular and always-entertaining Harlem Globetrotters on March 17 at 7PM! On the heels of signing one of the most extraordinary rookie classes in team history, the Harlem Globetrotters 2012 World Tour is sure ...

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WIN 4 TIX to Adventures of Little Noodle, Mar. 11

WIN 4 TIX to Adventures of Little Noodle, Mar. 11

She's back! Everyone's favorite champion of healthy eating and active living returns to Center for Puppetry Arts for another odyssey of self-discovery this spring. Set in a grocery store, Adventures of Little Noodle follows the title character as she makes ...

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday March 2

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday March 2

There are a number of events happening around town in celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday! See the list below, then read on for Jamie's article about Dr. Seuss, as well as some fun links. Imagine It, The Children's Museum of ...

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Spring Break Travel Idea - Chattanooga, TN

Spring Break Travel Idea - Chattanooga, TN

It's hard to believe but I've NEVER been to Chattanooga. I've been wanting to take the boys for some time now, and while we won't be able to make a Spring Break trip, we're planning a visit to The Chattanoogan ...

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The Wizard of Oz  - Our Review

The Wizard of Oz - Our Review

Last Saturday evening Jack and I took off to see the wizard - and what a wonderful wizard he was! I had debated taking him to the show. The version of The Wizard of Oz Drew and I saw last ...

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Macaroni Kid Reader Discounts! READ THIS!

Macaroni Kid Reader Discounts! READ THIS!

* Note: I update this article throughout the week with new deals, so check back and see what else comes up! MACARONI KID ADVERTISER/PARTNER DISCOUNTS CitruSolution of South Cobb: 20% Off Carpet Cleaning when you mention Macaroni Kid Cowlicks Yogurt ...

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  • 01-08
    March

    CobbKids Library Programs

    Where: Cobb County Public Libraries
    When: Varies
    Who: Everyone
    How: Check the website for details - http://www.cobbcat.org/CobbKids.html
    Cost: FREE

    The Cobb Library System has an array of free programs ...

  • 01-08
    March

    Movies at Merchants Walk

    Where: Picture Show @ Merchants Walk; 4400 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA
    When: Showtimes Vary
    Who: Movie Fans
    How: Show Up/ purchase tickets
    Cost: Tickets alone are $1.75 normally, and $1 on Tuesdays!  ($2 surcharge for 3D)

    Although it's not a film festival or special, not to ...

  • 01-11
    March

    Space! at Center for Puppetry Arts

    Where: Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
    When: See website for showtimes
    Who: Fans of Puppet Shows - And Outer Space! Good for older kids too.
    How: Purchase Tickets
    Cost: Tickets for patrons two and older are $16.50 ($9.25 members) and include admission ...

    In space, no one can hear you... learn! Blast off ...

  • 01 Mar
    to
    06 May

    Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™ at Imagine It!

    Where: Imagine it! Children's Museum of Atlanta 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, Atlanta
    When: Museum Hours
    Who: Geared for kids under 8
    How: Show Up/ Pay Admission
    Cost: Admission is $12.75 plus tax for adults and children ages 2 and above. Children ...

    Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™ will transport visitors ...

  • 01
    March

    Mommy & Me at the Southern Museum

    Where: Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History; 29 Cherokee St. Kennesaw, GA 30144
    When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Every Thursday
    Who: Parents and kids 3-5 (recommended age)
    How: SHOW UP
    Cost: Free with museum admission. Adults  $7.50; Senior Citizens (over 60)  $6.50; Children 4-12 ...

    Designed for pre-school age children ages 3-5 years old and ...

  • 01
    March

    Toddler Thursdays at the High

    Where: High Museum of Art; 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 
    When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Every Thursday
    Who: Toddlers & parents
    How: Show up - no registration required.
    Cost: Free with museum admission. Members: Free; Adults: $18; Senior (65 & over): $15;  Student: $15; Child ...

    March 1 - Rain: Slip on your raincoat and galoshes ...

  • 01
    March

    Global Babies at Lewis A. Ray Library

    Where: Lewis A. Ray Library; 4500 Oakdale Road, Smyrna, Georgia 30080
    When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Who: Infants/ Toddlers
    How: Show Up (Call Ahead to Confirm)
    Cost: FREE

    Explore learning concepts with books, materials, and activities based on ...

  • 01
    March

    FilmFest at East Marietta Library

    Where: East Marietta Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, Georgia 30068
    When: 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Every Thursday
    Who: This program is for all ages and requires no pre-registration.
    How: Show Up
    Cost: FREE

    FilmFest is 30 minutes of short films based on children's ...

  • 01
    March

    Adventures in Art at Kennesaw Library

    Where: Kennesaw Library, 2250 Lewis Street, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
    When: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 1st and 3rd Thursday of Every Month
    Who: Kids 7-12
    How: Registration is required - please call (770) 528-2529
    Cost: FREE

    Adventures in Art is an art class and club providing ...

  • 02
    March

    Read Across America--Dr. Seuss on the Loose

    Where: Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA 30066
    When: 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Who: Dr. Seuss Fans
    How: Show Up
    Cost: FREE

    Mountain View Library will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday with ...

  • 03-08
    March

    Smyrna Library Events

    Where: Smyrna Public Library; 100 Village Green Circle   
    When: See Library Calendar for Programs
    Who: Anyone
    How: Call 770-431-2860 for information and reservations.
    Cost: FREE for library patrons

    The library features story programs for children weekdays & weekends. ...

  • 03
    March

    Marietta Square Winter Farmer’s Market

    Where: Glover Park-Marietta Square
    When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Saturdays through March 31st)
    Who: Fresh food seekers
    How: Show Up
    Cost: Whatever You Purchase!

    Marietta Square Winter Farmer's Market features products that are grown ...

  • 03-07
    March

    Barnes & Noble Storytimes

    Where: Various Barnes & Noble Locations
    When: 11:00 AM Every Wednesday & Saturday
    Who: Toddlers and Pre-schoolers
    How: Show Up
    Cost: Free

    B&N -2952 Cobb Pkwy hosts storytime for toddlers 3 & ...

  • 03
    March

    Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning

    Where: All Lakeshore Learning Stores; 4287 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA
    When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Every Saturday
    Who: Kids 3+
    How: Show Up. CLICK HERE for all store locations.
    Cost: FREE.

    "Free Crafts for Kids" is a program at every Lakeshore ...

  • 03
    March

    Women's History Month Film Festival at West Cobb Library

    Where: West Cobb Regional Library;1750 Dennis Kemp Ln., Kennesaw 30152
    When: 3:30 PM Every Saturday in March
    Who: Depends on the movie - call ahead
    How: Show Up (feel free to bring a snack)
    Cost: FREE

    Feature-length Family Films. Come and watch some of our favorite ...

  • 06
    March

    Storytime with Bella at Cowlicks

    Where: Cowlicks Yogurt and Floats; 2460 Cumberland Pkwy; Atlanta, GA (Vinings)
    When: 11:00 AM
    Who: Aimed at children 6 and under
    How: Show Up
    Cost: Free 8 oz yogurt cup with purchase of yogurt or float of equal or greater ...

    Enjoy a seasonal storybook with Bella and the Cowlicks crew! ...

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  • 09-10
    March

    Northwest Atlanta Moms of Multiples Spring Sale

    Where: Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 2825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA 30066
    When: See description
    Who: Moms of multiples - who want to shop
    How: Show Up
    Cost: No charge for admission

    For tots to tweens - cash and check only. Open ...

  • 09
    March

    Purim Costume Parade and Song Session

    Where: MJCCA; 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338
    When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Who: Open to everyone
    How: Show Up
    Cost: FREE

    All are invited to join the Weinstein School at the ...

  • 09
    March

    Kiddie Gardener Series

    Where: Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Rd., Kennesaw, GA 30152
    When: 10:00 AM Every Second and Fourth Friday
    Who: Ages 3-5 only
    How: Registration for this program is now required. Fills quickly!
    Cost: $5 per child. Adults free.

    Kiddie Gardener Series at Smith-Gilbert Gardens. Every Second & Fourth ...

  • 10
    March

    Princess Day at Georgia Aquarium

    Where: Georgia Aquarium
    When: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Who: Special is for kids 12 & under
    How: Show Up in costume!
    Cost: *1 FREE child age 12 and under in princess, prince or frog costume with each ...

    Georgia Aquarium's Princess Day, presented by Eversave, invites all princesses, ...

  • 10
    March

    Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics

    Where: All Lowe's Stores
    When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Who: Crafty kids
    How: Register in Advance - register early to avoid all spaces being full!
    Cost: FREE

    March 10 - Carnival Hoops (Mini Basketball Goal)- From project ...

  • 11
    March

    Hunger Walk/Run 2012

    Where: Turner Field's Green Lot
    When: 12:00 Event/Registration Opens; 2:00PM 5K Walk/Run; 4:00PM Walk Closes
    Who: Anyone!
    How: Register
    Cost: Donations - Form a team or participate individually

    On Sunday, March 11, 2012 more than 13,000 walkers, runners, ...

  • 11
    March

    PurimPALOOZA

    Where: MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338
    When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Who: Anyone interested in Purim!
    How: Show Up for the event. If interested in breakfast, please RSVP by calling 678-812-4010
    Cost: The parade, songs and magic show are open to the community and free of charge ...

    PurimPALOOZA 2012 Pancake Breakfast, Costume Parade and Magic Show. A ...

  • 12
    March

    Magic Mondays at Atlanta History Center : Planes, Trains & Automobiles

    Where: Atlanta History Center; 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305-1366
    When: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Who: 18 mos to age 5
    How: Show up
    Cost: Admission, including sales tax, is free for adult members; $5.50 for children of members ...

    The Atlanta History Museum, exhibitions, Tullie Smith Farm & 33 ...

  • 13-18
    March

    Billy Elliot the Musical

    Where: The Fox Theatre
    When: See website for showtimes
    Who: Ages 8 and up
    How: Purchase Tickets
    Cost: Tickets start at $28

    Thrilling audiences worldwide and winning ten 2009 Tony Awards, including ...

  • 13
    March

    Target FREE Second Tuesday at Imagine It!

    Where: Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta; 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW; Atlanta
    When: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Who: Anyone
    How: Show Up.
    Cost: FREE beginnig at 1:00PM

    Target Free Second Tuesday is a special opportunity for families ...

  • 16 Mar
    to
    20 May

    Motherhood the Musical

    Where: 14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta
    When: See Website for Showtimes
    Who: Anyone who loves a good comedy!
    How: Purchase Tickets
    Cost: $45 all seats

    Motherhood the Musical ® is the joyous journey and loving ...

  • 17
    March

    Harlem Globetrottters

    Where: Philips Arena
    When: 7:00 PM
    Who: Globetrotters fans of all ages!
    How: Purchase Tickets (or try to win them here)
    Cost: Family discount. Purchase 4 tickets and receive a voucher for a free hotdog and soda ...

    Philips Arena will host the ever-popular and always-entertaining Harlem Globetrotters ...

  • 19
    March

    2nd Annual Nickajack Elementary Foundation Golf Tournament

    Where: Dogwood Golf & Country Club in Austell
    When: Registration Deadline is March 9
    Who: Golfers
    How: Register Online
    Cost: $100 per person

    Monday, March 19th is the 2nd Annual Nickajack Elementary Foundation ...


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