August 12, 2010
- Balloonatiks: The Collector's Set
- The Perseid Meteor Shower is Coming!
- WIN 4 Tix to "The Sound of Music" at the Fox
- WIN 4 Tix: Atlanta Dream Vs. Washington Mystics
- WIN a $30 Gift Card to THE BURGER CLUB in Vinings
- WIN a $75 Target GiftCard for Your Child's Teacher
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- August 19th is National Potato Day
- Macaroni Kid Celebrates...
- MACARONI KID LOCAL ADVERTISER DIRECTORY
- Macaroni Reads
- RESTAURANT DIRECTORY: Kids Eat Free and Cheap!
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Balloonatiks: The Collector’s Set, a special collector’s edition DVD, features 2 episodes, "Meet Deflator" and "Pop Goes the Balloonatiks." Filmed with impressive CGI animation, "Balloonatiks: The Collector’s Set," is a long-awaited addition to The Balloonatiks extensive catalog, which already includes two paperbacks, a series of comics and games, and an interactive website.
The Balloonatiks centers on five ordinary teens mysteriously transformed into rubbery and bouncy balloons, each gifted with incredible abilities from their unique personalities. Flator, the school jock, is able to grow to massive sizes. Airbrain ...
So, this week I’m obsessed with food. And apparently I have an Italian theme going on too. Tuesday night I attended an advance screening of “Eat, Pray, Love,” and a tasty pre-screening reception at Taverna Fiorentino (Thank you cinemoms.com!). I actually never finished the book, but I was interested in the movie, and it’s definitely good for a girl’s night out. Now I really want to go to Italy for pasta...and pizza. Of course I want to go to Bali too – but then, who doesn ...
Look for it tonight (Aug. 12th)
If your kids are anything like mine, they love to look at the stars. But a meteor shower is something they’ve yet to experience.
What if you could guarantee that your kids would get to see one…possibly up to 60 meteors an hour? As long as the weather cooperates, you very well could. The hourly rate on a "non-shower" night is approximately 6 meteors per hour. On this night, it could be as high as 68 per hour during peak time! The best time for viewing will be ...
Tickets are for Opening Night, Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 8:00PM
The Fabulous Fox Theatre comes alive with "The Sound of Music" for 8 performances, August 24th - August 29th. I know it's one of MY favorite things! Rodgers and Hammerstein’s glorious score is filled with lilting melodies and lyrics that tug at your heart strings. Memorable songs include: “My Favorite Things,” "Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” “So Long, Farewell,” and of course the title song, “The Sound of Music." Macaroni Kid has 4 tickets to give away to the opening night performance on Tuesday, August 24th at 8pm ...
Don't Miss the Last Game of the Season, Aug. 22nd at 3:00PM
For the remainder of the WNBA season, Macaroni Kid will be partnering with The Atlanta Dream to offer you some great deals. This week, enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to the final game of the season, Sunday, August 22nd versus the Washington Mystics. Game time is 3:00pm at Philips Arena. To enter, email me at [email protected] with subject, “Atlanta Dream.” Please include your name and phone number. You must be a newsletter subscriber to enter. Deadline is Tuesday, August 17th at 9am. Winner will be ...
From traditional to exotic, The Burger Club is NOT to be missed!
Chef Paul Albrecht and son Patrick – who together run the Great Food Inc. restaurant group – have proven their mastery of the upscale dining scene as the driving forces behind Paul’s Restaurant and Social Vinings. But for their latest venture, The Burger Club, they’ve left the white tablecloths behind in favor of a fun, casual spot where kids and adults of all ages are welcome.
As the name connotes, The Burger Club offers an unusual variety on the all-American staple ranging from sumptuous simplicity to tastes that border on ...
Help Them Get The Supplies They Need for Your Child's Classroom!
Whether you have kids in daycare, pre-school or “real school,” we all know that teachers spend way too much of their own money buying supplies for their classrooms. SO, here’s a chance for you to give back to your child’s teacher, in the form of a $75 Target Gift Card.
Macaroni Kid is a great resource for teachers too! It will allow them to recommend events to their students and their students’ parents just by receiving the newsletter each week. It’s a guaranteed time saver.
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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: 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+). Specials: One free adult ticket w/ purchase of child ticket. Or, $2 off any ticket w/ purchase of full price ticket.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: Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre; 1695 Marietta Boulevard NW; Atlanta, GA 30318When: Sat. 10:30am to 4pm; Sun. 1 to 4pmWho: Dance loversHow: Show UpCost: FREE
Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, located just off 400 in AlpharettaWhen: 8:30 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Purchase TicketsCost: $27 to $59
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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.
Thursday, August 12 through Tuesday, August 31 - Registration for US 10K Classic, Race for Children in Need
Where: Cobb Galleria / Cumberland MallWhen: Race is Monday, Sept. 6Who: Racers - register now.How: RegisterCost: Fees vary by event. Early Registration for the 10K Run is $32.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Turner FieldWhen: 1:35 PM (Pre-Game Events at 11:30)Who: Baseball FansHow: Purchase TicketsCost: Prices Vary
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: Town Center at Cobb, Upper Level JCPenney Wing; 400 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy. Kennesaw, GAWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Younger KidsHow: Show UpCost: FREEFor more info: For more information on Conductor Bob and the Peachtree Express,
Where: Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History; 29 Cherokee Street
Kennesaw, GA 30144When: Museum HoursWho: Kids who like history and their parentsHow: 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: For more information, contact the Museum at 770.427.2117 or 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: Adams Park and the Ben Robertson Community Center;2753 Watts Drive; Kennesaw, GAWhen: 5pm to 11pm Fri., 10am to 10pm Sat.Who: BBQ loversHow: Show UpCost: Festival admission is free.For more info: For more information, call (770) 422-9714 or CLICK HERE
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.
How About Some Homemade Potato Chips?
Although they were first feared to be poisonous by Northern Europeans in the 16th century, potatoes have been a popular aspect of diets around the world for centuries, and even contain vitamins and minerals vital to human nutrition.
Did you know that more than 45 billion pounds of potatoes are harvested in the U.S. each year?
Baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, au gratin potatoes, potato chips, potato soup, french fries...getting hungry?
Here's a fun healthy way to celebrate this fun day!
Homemade Baked Potato Chips
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Dora The Explorer's 10th Anniversary
She did it! She did it!
Nickelodeon celebrates the landmark 10th anniversary of the world's most beloved Latina heroine, Dora the Explorer, with a brand-new, hour-long primetime TV movie, "Dora's Big Birthday Adventure," premiering Sunday, Aug. 15, at 8:00 p.m. on Nickelodeon. The special, which follows Dora and Boots on a whirlwind adventure through Magic Storybook Land, guest stars Rosie Perez as La Bruja (the witch), John Leguizamo as the Flying Monkeys and Hector Elizondo as the Wishing Wizzle.
Following the TV movie, at 9:00 ...
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!”
"Shut Up About your Perfect Kid"
Reviewed by Joyce Shulman:
I laughed, I cried and I was touched by the strength, humor, resiliency and love of the two sisters who authored "Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid."
In an act of courage, Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian have shared the story of their families and the journey of two of their children, one of whom lives with bipolor disorder and the other with Aspergers. The book offers an intimate look at how special children can impact a family, can test a parent's strength and, ultimately ...
(Please call ahead to confirm as these specials do change.)
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 ...
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