August 5, 2010
- Catapulting Forward
- WIN - COCA-COLA SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL AT THE FOX
- Win 2 Tickets To See Sheryl Crow & Colbie Caillat
- Win a Yo Gabba Gabba! CD/DVD/BOOK Prize Pack
- Win this "Happy Mom, Happy Wife, Happy Life" Tee!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- MACARONI KID LOCAL ADVERTISER DIRECTORY
- Play National Geographic's Animal Jam
- RESTAURANT DIRECTORY: Kids Eat Free and Cheap!
- Shop Simon Malls in Support of March of Dimes
- Slow Melt Popsicles: A Macaroni Must
- Take your Family to see The Atlanta Dream
- Weleda Launches New Parenting Website
From Dictionary.com (with a few personal edits)
cat·a·pult [kat-uh-puhlt, -poolt]
1. an ancient military engine for hurling stones, arrows, etc.
2. a device for launching an airplane from the deck of a ship.
3. the first song by R.E.M. that I remember hearing.
VERB (used with object)
4. to hurl from a catapult.
5. to thrust or move quickly or suddenly: Drew’s nonstop energy and fearlessness will surely catapult him to childhood stardom.
VERB (used without object)
7. to be catapulted.
4 Tickets & Concessions to see "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" on the BIG Screen!
You haven't seen a movie until you've seen one at the Fox! The Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival continues Aug. 12 through Aug. 15. And if you’re a fan of the Twilight series, you certainly are going to want to see "Eclipse" on the biggest screen in Atlanta! Here's the schedule:
Thurs. Aug. 12 at 7:30pm – “Sex and the City 2” (R)
Sun. Aug. 15 at 1:00pm - "Toy Story 3" (G)
Sun., Aug. 15 at 6:30PM - "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (PG-13)
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Show is Thurs. Aug. 19 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Here’s your chance to see Sheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat live in concert outdoors at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park on Thursday, August 19 at 8:00pm (Doors open at 7). Macaroni Kid has your chance to win 2 reserved tickets to the show. Great for a mother/daughter night out, a date night, or just bring a friend!
How to Enter (the usual, plus a few ways to get bonus entries):
1) Email me at [email protected] with subject "Sheryl Crow" with your name & phone number ...
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Tour Coming to the Fox Oct. 23 and 24
DJ Lance Rock and the cast of YO GABBA GABBA! are heading back on the road with YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! to play to enthusiastic fans. Today’s hottest live show for families will be here in Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 23rd and Sunday, Oct.24th at the Fox Theatre. Get your tickets now! Don’t miss DJ Lance and his magical boom-box, with friends Brobee, Foofa, Plex, Muno and Toodee. It’s a show not to be missed! The state-of-the-art production features ...
Atlanta's Own "promom couture" Has Style and Sass
At a recent event to promote this weekend’s March of Dimes “Broadcasters for Babies” campaign (see articles section below), I met Vicki Stern-Brown, Founder, and Jill Wirka, Managing Partner, of Atlanta-based fashion company promom couture. Promom tees are fun and sassy, and I was very happy to head home with my own “Happy Mom, Happy Wife, Happy Life” shirt (as seen in this photo). promom couture is based in Atlanta and sells their merchandise online and in several local boutiques. But the company has a national and international following ...
Where: Atlanta Fox Theatre; 660 Peachtree St.When: Showtimes VaryWho: Musical FansHow: Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets, at 800-982-2787 and online at www.ticketmaster.com.Cost: $25-$65For more info: Performances are Thurs-Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 11 am, 3:30 pm & 8 pm, and Sunday at 1:30 pm & 7 pm. CLICK HERE for more information.
Where: Town Center at Cobb, Phipps Plaza, Gwinnett Place, Mall of Georgia, Northlake MallWhen: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (12pm to 6pm Sat/Sun)Who: Anyone willing to donate.How: Bring items to Guest Services boothsCost: N/AFor more info: For more information, visit www.varietyofgeorgia.org
Where: Lenox Square, Town Center at Cobb and Mall of GeorgiaWhen: n/aWho: ShoppersHow: Go shopping!Cost: Donate to March of Dimes on site and receive discounts at stores throughout the malls.For more info: Visit the March of Dimes website for more information by CLICKING HERE
Where: Great Harvest Bread Company; 3246 Atlanta Road, Smyrna GA 30080When: 8:00 AMWho: Animal lovers and walkers.How: Show UpCost: Donations.
Where: All Home Depot LocatonsWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Recommended for children 5-12How: Show UpCost: FREEFor more info: CLICK HERE for a photo of the project and more information.
Where: Smyrna Village Green; 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, GAWhen: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Show UpCost: FREE!
Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, located just off 400 in AlpharettaWhen: 8:30 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Purchase TicketsCost: $27-$59
Where: Turner FieldWhen: Braves vs. Giants at 1:35pmWho: Braves Fans!How: Purchase TicketsCost: $5 for Upper Box (Kids 14 & Under). Scout's Alley and Braves Museum FREE.For more info: CLICK HERE for more information and all the day's events. Parents who purchase $5 kids tickets online at Braves.com/Summer will have their children entered to win an unforgettable experience including announcing the Braves starting line-up as the Guest P.A. Announcer.
Where: Marietta Museum of History,1 Depot Street, Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30060When: 10:30 AMWho: Children 3-5How: Show UpCost: $5 per familyFor more info: CLICK HERE for more information or call 770-794-5710
Where: AMF Marietta Lanes; 565 Cobb Parkway; Marietta, GA 30060When: Check VenueWho: Everyone, but kids 15 and under bowl freeHow: Show upCost: 2 games free for kids 15 and under. A $2.99 exclusive "Kids Club" meal is available during promotional time.For more info: CLICK HERE for details. More venues may be added.
Where: Smyrna Public Library; 100 Village Green CircleWhen: Please call for programsWho: Children 1+How: Call 770-431-2860 for information and reservationsCost: FREE for library patronsFor more info: Call 770-431-2860 x 3. For general information and a calendar of programs, CLICK HERE
Where: Cobb County Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: EveryoneHow: Check the website for details - http://www.cobbcat.org/CobbKids.htmlCost: FREEFor more info: CLICK HERE for a full schedule of storytimes and events. It's not just about books - check out the special programs tab for events such as puppet shows, fire trucks, water safety, Intro to Martial Arts and more!
Where: Picture Show @ Merchants Walk; 4400 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GAWhen: Showtimes VaryWho: Movie FansHow: Show Up/ purchase ticketsCost: Tickets alone are $1.25 before 6pm; $1.75 after 6pm and 75 cents on Tuesdays!
Where: High Museum of Art; 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E.When: Toddlers Start at 11, Family Workshops at 1pmWho: Toddlers on Thursdays; All for Family Workshops.How: CLICK HERE for information on all family programs - purchase tickets at MuseumCost: Free with museum admission; Free for members.For more info: CLICK HERE or call 404-733-4463. Toddler Thursdays are from 11-3. Family Workshops are from 1-4.
Where: Cobb County Public Library SystemWhen: n/aWho: Students in grades K-12How: Register to ParticipateCost: FREEFor more info: CLICK HERE for more information and to register
Where: See more info for online registration information. Games are played at Adams Park.When: n/aWho: Kids 4-17How: Register now online or in person on Aug. 7th (9-12)Cost: $55-$140
Where: TBDWhen: n/aWho: Flag Football - Pre-K to 8th Grade; Cheerleading - Prek-K to 4th GradeHow: Register Online or at First Baptist SmyrnaCost: Early registration cost is $100.00. After August 15, the cost is $110.00.
Where: Online Registration or in person Aug. 14/15.When: n/aWho: Kids ages 4 plusHow: Register online at http://www.smyrnalittleleague.comCost: $120 for Ages 4-6; $130 Ages 7-12
Where: Games are held at Lions ParkWhen: n/aWho: Kids Ages 4-14How: Register OnlineCost: $50For more info: CLICK HERE for more information and to register.
Thursday, August 5 through Sunday, August 8 - East Cobb Baseball Try-Out Clinics for 2011 Teams Registration
Where: Try-Outs will be at East Cobb Baseball Clinic. Registration is Online.When: n/aWho: Kids Ages 8-18How: Register Online. Ages 8-13 registration deadline is Aug. 1st. Ages 14-18, registration deadline is Aug. 8th.Cost: $100 now, $125 late registrationFor more info: CLICK HERE for complete details.
Where: Held Saturdays at Nickajack Elementary School.When: Season starts Sept. 11Who: Kids ages 3-10How: Sign Up Online or Call.Cost: $100 - $130 (Sept. 11 to Nov. 13)For more info: CLICK HERE for more infomation
Where: Online and at Sewell ParkWhen: n/aWho: Marietta Little Leaguers (Ages 4-12)How: RegisterCost: $80-$155
Where: Smyrna Community CenterWhen: n/aWho: Those who like to dance! Ages 2 and up.How: Sign Up OnlineCost: Cost for Smyrna residents ranges from $35 per month to $45 per month depending on class length; non-residents pay $10 more per month.For more info: For questions email Mary McGehee at [email protected], or call her at 404-695-7563.
Where: Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta;275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW; AtlantaWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Open until 5pm on Weekends)Who: AnyoneHow: Buy TicketsCost: Admission is $12.50 plus tax for adults and children ages 2 and above; children under 2 are free.For more info: For more information visit the website at www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org Also check out Target FREE Second Tuesdays. Free tickets will be available at the Museum starting at 1PM during each Target Free Second Tuesday, and the Museum will close at 7PM.
Where: Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History; 29 Cherokee Street
Kennesaw, GA 30144When: 10:00 AM (Most Thursdays)Who: Parents and kids 3-5 (recommended age)How: SHOW UPCost: Free with museum admission. Adults $7.50; Senior Citizens (over 60) $6.50; Children 4-12 $5.50; Children 3 and under FreeFor more info: 770-427-2117, ext 3173 or CLICK HERE
Where: Georgia Aquarium; 225 Baker St. Atlanta, GAWhen: 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM (Every Tuesday and Thursday)Who: Children 2-5How: Reservations are encouraged as there are only 15 spots per class. To reserve a class, please call 404.581.4000Cost: CLICK HERE for pricingFor more info: CLICK HERE for more information. Happy Birthday! Did you know... All GA residents who visit the Aquarium on their birthday will receive free general admission. Guest must present acceptable proof of birth date: driver’s license, birth certificate, passport or military ID. Offer must be redeemed on the individual’s actual birthday.
Where: Alliance TheatreWhen: n/aWho: Theatre Fans Ages 4 & UpHow: Purchase series packages this weekendCost: $30 and upFor more info: Subscribers receive great benefits, including fee-free ticket exchanges, discounts on parking and dining, and discounts on the purchase of additional tickets throughout the season. For more information, call 404.733.4600 or visit alliancetheatre.org.
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts; 1404 Spring St., Atlanta, GAWhen: Showtimes VaryWho: Fans of Puppet ShowsHow: Purchase TicketsCost: $16 for ages 2 & up ($9 member). Includes admission to the performance, Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit), & museum exhibits.
Where: Turner FieldWhen: Braves vs. Giants at 7:10pmWho: Braves Fans and Sara Evans fansHow: Purchase TicketsCost: VIP Field Pass Combo - $35 includes a $15 Outfield Pavilion ticket (normally $28) and $20 concert field passFor more info: VIP Field Pass Combo available now at www.braves.com/saraevans
Where: Blackwell Playhouse; 3378 Canton Rd., Marietta, GA 30066When: Saturday at 11am and 3pmWho: AnyoneHow: Purchase ticketsCost: All seats $8
Where: Smyrna First Baptist Church parking lot (1275 Church Street SE)When: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Saturdays through October)Who: EveryoneHow: Show UpCost: VariedFor more info: CLICK HERE for information
Where: Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History; 29 Cherokee Street
Kennesaw, GA 30144When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Children 6 and upHow: Show upCost: Free with museum admission. Adults $7.50; Senior Citizens (over 60) $6.50; Children 4-12 $5.50; Children 3 and under Free
Where: Town Center at Cobb/ Sears CourtWhen: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: Families with Kids 3-12How: Show UpCost: FREE for Kidgit Club Members (or $5 to join for a year).For more info: For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit www.simon.com/kidgits
Where: All Lakeshore Learning Stores; 4287 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GAWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Kids 3+How: Show Up. CLICK HERE for all store locations.Cost: FREEFor more info: CLICK HERE for photos of the projects that kids can create.
Where: Various Barnes & Noble LocationsWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Toddlers and Pre-schoolersHow: Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: Check with the store by calling ahead.
Where: Atlanta Fox Theatre; 660 Peachtree St.When: Showtimes VaryWho: Depends on the movie!How: Purchase TicketsCost: $8For more info: CLICK HERE for more information. Special $5 parking offered at select Lanier lots while available.
Where: Participating AMC Theaters, including Parkway Pointe and Phipps PlazaWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Kids and FamiliesHow: Advance tickets on sale at participating AMC theatre locations and online. Or take your chances and show up.Cost: $1For more info: CLICK HERE for more information Doors open at 9:30.
Where: Parking Lot of St. Benedict's Episcopal Church and Day School; 2160 Cooper Lake Road SE; SmyrnaWhen: 4:00 PM (Ends at Dusk)Who: Fresh Food SeekersHow: Show UpCost: VariesFor more info: For more information, CLICK HERE
Where: Theatre in the Square; 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, GAWhen: Showtimes VaryWho: Recommended for ages 16 and up.How: Purchase TicketsCost: $12 (student price) - $33For more info: CLICK HERE for more. $12 tickets for high school & college students are available on Tues., Wed., Thurs. (at 8pm) and Sun. (at 7pm). Students with proper ID receive ½ price discount on available seats (reg. price $24). Student tickets are available starting one hour before showtime. We suggest calling the afternoon of the performance to check availability.
Where: Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta, GAWhen: Showtimes VaryWho: Theatre/Musical loversHow: Tickets are available at www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com, the Strand Theatre box office, or charge-by-phone at 404-377-9948Cost: $25-$35 w/ discounts available for children, seniors and studentsFor more info: CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase tickets online or call 404-377-9948
Where: Blackwell Playhouse; 3378 Canton Rd., Marietta, GA 30066When: Saturdays at 11am and 3pmWho: AnyoneHow: Purchase Tickets. CLICK HERE for information.Cost: All Seats $8 (Ages 3+)For more info: Red Carpet Night Friday, August 13th. Call theatre for reservations - 678/213-3311. Also free face painting 30 minutes prior to every show.
Where: The Arena At Gwinnett CenterWhen: 12:30 PM (Second Show at 4:30PM)Who: Wiggles FansHow: Purchase TicketsCost: See WebsiteFor more info: For complete ticket pricing please visit www.thewiggles.com
Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, located just off 400 in AlpharettaWhen: 8:30 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Purchase TicketsCost: $27 to $59
Where: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre; 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30339When: 2:00 PM (Second Show at 8:00PM)Who: Fans of DanceHow: Purchase Tickets via ticketmaster or the Cobb Energy CentreCost: $60-$220
Where: Atlanta Fox Theatre; 660 Peachtree St.When: Showtimes VaryWho: All AgesHow: Purchase TicketsCost: $20-$65 (Half Price tickets available AT PUBLIX for Tues, Aug 24 and Wed, Aug 25 performances)For more info: CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase tickets online.
Where: Atlanta Fox Theatre; 660 Peachtree St.When: 2pm and 5pm showsWho: Yo Gabba Gabba! FansHow: Purchase Tickets. Tickets are now on sale.Cost: Check website. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity local affiliate.For more info: VIP packages w/premium tickets & meet & greets also available. For complete info, CLICK HERE.
CitruSolution – Carpet Cleaning of South Cobb. 678-914-2426 or [email protected]; Contact Paul Desruisseaux. Cleans better, dries faster, stays cleaner longer and smells great! Organic and environmentally safe too. http://www.citruco.com/
The Burger Club - 4300 Paces Ferry Rd. Suite 150, Atlanta, Ga, 30339 (Vinings Jubilee); 678-888-9036. The Burger Club offers a myriad of variations on the all-American staple ranging from sumptuous simplicity to tastes that border on the truly exotic. While family-friendly, The Burger Club does have a full bar complete with “adult milkshakes!”
Virtual Animal World Encourages Kids to Discover Science and Nature
As kids get back to the school routine, parents often struggle to get them in the right frame of mind. National Geographic has just made it a little easier with the launch of National Geographic Animal Jam (http://www.animaljam.com) -- a new virtual world for kids that puts the fun back into learning. I briefly checked out the site myself, and I can tell that Drew and I are going to have a ton of fun with it. I can't give you a personal review because he hasn ...
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Atlanta Bread Company (Smyrna) – Kids 12 & under eat free Tues after 4pm. One kid’s meal w/every adult meal purchased. Face & cookie painting at 6pm occasional Tues (call). 4490B South Cobb Drive @ East/West Connector; Smyrna, GA 30082; (770) 438-6800 http://www.atlantabread.com/
Atlanta Bread Company (Marietta) – Kids 12 & under eat free Mon-Thur after 4pm. One kid’s meal free w/ every adult meal purchased. Town Center. 2555 Prado Lane off Barrett Pkwy. Prado Center; Marietta, GA 30066 ...
Friday and Saurday Stores Will Offer Discounts, Incentives and Prizes
On August 6-7, shoppers at Lenox Square, Town Center at Cobb and Mall of Georgia will have the opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of babies through a cooperative effort with more than 20 radio stations across Atlanta to support the March of Dimes. An all-star lineup of Atlanta’s favorite on-air personalities will broadcast live at the three metro area Simon malls to encourage shoppers to help fund March of Dimes research and programs aimed at preventing prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality.
The Broadcasters for ...
Check Out the National Promotion to Win One of 3 Family Adventures Too!
Love Popsicles, but hate the mess? Yuck, the sticky hands, dripping chins, and stained shirts! Now, Popsicle has come out with a new Slow Melt Popsicle that lasts longer and is less messy to eat. A touch of gelatin keeps them frozen longer than original ice pops. They come in four different varieties: Slow Melt Ice Age, Slow Melt Fantastic Fruity, Slow Melt Mighty Minis, and Slow Melt Dora the Explorer. This product could only have been made by a mom!
History of Popsicles
Did you know that the original ...
Last Home Game is Aug. 22nd
For the remainder of the WNBA season, Macaroni Kid will be partnering with The Atlanta Dream to offer you some great deals - and free tickets too! Stay tuned for upcoming ticket giveaways. Right now, The Atlanta Dream has a special offer to purchase tickets for as low as $8, and check out the team at Phillips Arena for any regular season game. To take advantage of this special deal, CLICK HERE and enter promotional code MOM. The Dream play at Phillips arena through August 22nd. Visit the Atlanta Dream website at http://www.wnba.com/dream
Win a Calendula Baby Care Gift Basket
Check out Weleda’s new parenting website at www.usa.weleda.com/babytip, where moms can share baby tips and check out their great line of baby care products. If you "like" Macaroni Kid, you could be eligible to win a Calendula Baby Care Gift Basket ($99 value). If you'd like to enter to win, just "like" the national Macaroni Kid Facebook page by CLICKING HERE.
Products that will be in the gift basket:
- Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash ($11, 7.2 oz) – Formulated with plant derived, sugar-based cleansing and ...
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