September 8, 2010
- It's Roald Dahl Month at the Smyrna Library
- Local Business Spotlight: Clean & Serve Events
- NEW: Win 4 Tix to Sesame Street Live This Week!
- School's Out - For Fall?
- See "RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles" This Weekend
- Sweet Dreams and Happy Thoughts
- WIN 2 Tickets to OktoberFest with Friends
- Win 4 TIX to "How I Became a Pirate" Sept. 19th
- WIN Eco-Friendly Baby Bottles from Pura Stainless
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- "Baby Goes Pro" Inspires Generation to Move
- MACARONI KID LOCAL ADVERTISER DIRECTORY
- Peanut Butter Apple Snacks
- RESTAURANT DIRECTORY: Kids Eat Free & Cheap
Movies and Parties Will Celebrate the Author
Celebrate author Roald Dahl all month at the Smyrna Library. For the events calendar, CLICK HERE. On Friday, Sept. 10th, it's Dahl Movie Day. "James & the Giant Peach" will be shown at 3:30pm. Bring your own party snacks! On Tuesday, Sept. 14th, the library will be holding a Roald Dahl party to celebrate his birthday (he would have been 94). Dress like your favorite character! Party starts at 6:30pm, ages 2 and up. Registration IS required, so please call 770/431-2860 x 3 or email Laura at [email protected] to reserve your space. On Thursday, Sept. 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30pm, there will be a Roald Dahl book discussion for 2nd - 5th graders (registration required). And finally, on Friday, Sept. 24th at 3:30pm, "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory" will be shown at 3:30. Again, bring your own sweet treats!
The Smyrna Library is located at 100 Village Green Circle. All events are free for library patrons. City residents who do not currently have a library card may bring in proof of residency to the circulation desk. Non-residents are welcome to purchase a library card.
Let Lesley Lyons Help Make Your Party Stress-Free!
As the holiday season approaches, our thoughts turn to parties, open houses and good times with family and friends. But planning and hosting a party can be time-consuming and stressful, especially when you have kids. Consider hiring Clean & Serve Events, owned and operated by Mableton resident, Lesley Lyons. Lesley and her staff can help you before, during and after your party so you can actually enjoy yourself and your guests!
Q: How did you come up with the concept for Clean & Serve Events?
About two years ago, I decided to ...
"1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends” is Coming to Philips Arena
Sesame Street Live "1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends” is coming to Philips Arena Thursday, September 16th - Sunday, September 19th. Imagine singing and dancing with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all your favorite Sesame Street Live friends. It’s as easy as counting “1-2-3 Imagine!” Well you can! I have another family 4-pack of vouchers good for any of the eight performances to give away. If you'd like a chance to win tickets to the show, here's how to enter (you must be a newsletter subscriber).
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Options For Working Parents/ Sept. 20-25
While many kids around the country started school on Tuesday, Cobb County public schools opened their doors Aug. 5th. So, now we have a "Fall Break" of sorts, the week of Sept. 20th to Sept. 24th. If you have to work and haven't found something fun for your kids yet, here are several suggestions.
The Smyrna Community Center is hosting what looks to be a great week-long camp. Included will be sports camp with Eddie Lee Wilkins Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, as well as daily arts and crafts projects ...
NEW Giveaway: 3 4-Packs of Tix Avail. For Fri or Sat Show at the Fox!
It's "RAIN"ing Tickets at Macaroni Kid! Just added, a new giveaway for the week... The award-winning Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, returns to Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre from Fri., Sept. 17- Sun. Sept. 19, for 5 shows only. Like The Beatles, the onstage members of RAIN are not only supreme musicians, but electrifying performers in their own right. You can see the show here before it makes its Broadway debut in October. And it's not just for grownups - “Parents (and grandparents) and kids ...
This week's welcome will be short and sweet...I'm suffering from what I guess must be a late summer cold and can't wait to get to bed! To those of you celebrating Rosh Hashanah, Happy New Year. I hope you enjoyed some apples and honey, and that your year is truly sweet (I'm going to get the rest of that honey now and use it in some hot tea!).
Congratulations to all of our recent prize winners - Stacey Chambers of King Springs Elementary is our "Target ...
Proceeds From This Oct. 2nd Event Benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Contest End Date Extended to Tuesday, Sept. 21st...The First Annual OktoberFest with Friends will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2nd from 6pm to 10pm at the Red Brick Brewing Company (the oldest craft brewery in Georgia and home of Red Brick Ales). Even though you won't be in the Schottenhamel tent in Munich, Germany, you can still celebrate OktoberFest! Enjoy beer tastings and tours, traditional-style German cuisine, a splendid silent auction, a special prize opportunity by FamGrab Shopping Spree, and live music by Macular Degenerates! Prepare to rock ...
Show Runs Sept. 14- Oct. 10 at the Theatre in the Square
"How I Became a Pirate" is one of my boys' favorite books. Now a live play, the show is part of the Theatre for Youth series at the Theatre in the Square in Marietta, on the Alley Stage Sept. 14th through Oct. 10th. Bring all your little pirates to the see thrilling tale of young Jeremy Jacobs and his adventures with Captain Braid Beard and a group of motley pirates. Learn to talk like a pirate through witty songs and audience interaction. Adapted from the book by the same title ...
"Kiki" Line Now Available
How's this for eco-friendly? Pura Stainless introduces a stainless steel baby bottle. And what's more, it turns into a toddler cup. The brand new Kiki line features electro-polished stainless steel bottles which are BPA free, hygienic, lightweight, durable and will not leach anything into a child's drink. The bottles are available in an array of colors including spring green, racing red, pretty pink, aqua blue and tangerine for a modern sleek look. The feeding system grows with a child - turning from a bottle with slow-flow silicone nipple ...
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts or Atlantic Station Artist's MarketWhen: n/aWho: Anyone Who Can DonateHow: Drop Off Sweaters!Cost: N/AFor more info: Learn more about Family Communications at www.fci.org and www.pbs.org/rogers.
Where: Downtown Kennesaw; 2829 Cherokee StreetWhen: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PMWho: Food LoversHow: Show UpCost: Food samples are sold in $0.50 increments, from $0.50 to $4.00.For more info: CLICK HERE for more information. Parking is available in the downtown area, Adams Park, and First Baptist Church of Kennesaw.
Where: Atlanta Botanical Gardens; 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30309When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Also Sept. 18 and 25)Who: Chocolate LoversHow: Show UpCost: $6/child plus Garden admission (Members $5/child). Garden admission is $12 for kids 3-17 and Seniors; $15 adults.For more info: CLICK HERE for more information. Chocolate: Seed to Sweet exhibit runs through Jan. 2nd.
Where: Atlanta History Center; 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305-1366When: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Parents, Grandparents and kids!How: Show UpCost: $16.50 adults, $13 seniors 65+ & students 13 and up, $11 kids 4-12. Museum members and kids under 4 FREE. The Atlanta History Center is offering 1 free youth ticket for every paid adult this day only!
Where: Theatre in the Square; 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, GAWhen: Tues-Fri at 10am, Sat & Sun at 2:30pmWho: Recommended for pirates of all ages.How: Purchase TicketsCost: Children $8; Adults $12
Thursday, September 9 through Thursday, September 16 - Toddler Thursdays & Family Workshops at the High
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.
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: 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: The Alliance Theatre; 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309When: Showtimes VaryWho: Recommended for ages 9 and upHow: Purchase TicketsCost: See website
Where: Georgia Aquarium; 225 Baker St. Atlanta, GAWhen: See Website for HoursWho: Anyone!How: Purchase Tickets in Advance by CLICKING HERECost: $15For more info: BONUS: 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: Turner FieldWhen: Game Times Vary/ Montgomery Gentry on SaturdayWho: Baseball Fans and Montgomery Gentry Fans tooHow: Buy TicketsCost: Ticket prices vary.For more info: CLICK HERE for a full schedule of events for the weekend (which his packed with much more than listed above!).
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: 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: Free face painting 30 minutes prior to every show.
Where: Parade starts in the Mt. Bethel Elementary School parking lot and will travel south on Johnson Ferry Rd. to the Fountains of Olde Towne Shopping Center.When: Parade begins at 10am. Festival is from 11am to 3pm.Who: AnyoneHow: Show UpCost: Free
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: 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: East Cobb Park; 3322 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30062-5561When: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Show UpCost: FREE
Where: Earl Smith Strand Theatre; 117 N. Park Square, Marietta, GA, 30060When: 7:00 PMWho: Fans of the TV show GLEEHow: Show up or purchase VIP ticketsCost: Admission is free but a limited number of $25 VIP tickets are available at www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.org. These include front-row seating and a beverage ticket (21 & up).
Where: Philips ArenaWhen: Showtimes VaryWho: Sesame Street FansHow: Purchase Tickets (Children 1 and Up must have a ticket)Cost: $17-$90. Save $3 online at ticketmaster.com with PROMO CODE "Ernie." CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. (excludes Sunny Seats, Gold Circle, Premium, and Opening Night.)
Friday, September 17 through Saturday, September 18 - KinderMart Children's Fall/Winter Consignment Sale
Where: Smyrna First United Methodist Church; 1315 Concord Rd. Smyrna 30080. (Intersection of Atlanta Rd & Concord Rd)When: Fri. 9:30am-8pm (No strollers before 11am) & Sat. 9am-NoonWho: Bargain HuntersHow: Show UpCost: Cost of items vary
Where: Earl Smith Strand Theatre; 117 N. Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060When: Showtimes VaryWho: Musical Theatre FansHow: Purchase TicketsCost: $27.50 - $48.70
Where: Piedmont Park Aquatic CenterWhen: 12pm to 1:15pm or 1:45pm to 3pmWho: Dogs Who Like to Swim!How: Show up with Your Dog!Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the doorFor more info: CLICK HERE for more information or to register online.
Where: Smyrna Village Green - 200 Village Green CircleWhen: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PMWho: AnyoneHow: Show UpCost: Admission is free and samples can be purchased from $.50 to $4.For more info: For more information about the 2010 Taste of Smyrna visit www.jrmmanagement.com.
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.
Tennis Pro Gigi Fernandez Creates Sports DVD For Children
In a recent article, The New York Times called Baby Goes Pro "the sporting version of Baby Mozart." That's exactly the feeling I got when watching it with Jack, who just recently turned three. I thought it might be too "young" for him, but he laughed continually at EMKEI the monkey, and asked questions about the sports being demonstrated on the video.
“Inspiring a generation to move” is the mission of Baby Goes Pro, a first-of-its-kind DVD series created by a former professional athlete. The DVD introduces children to ...
Atlanta Baby Book - Did you ever wish you had somewhere to document memories & show off all of those photographs from Piedmont Park, The Varsity and Falcons Games? The Atlanta Baby Book allows you to record all of your baby's key "firsts" & "favorites," and is the perfect place for you to showcase all the activities you love to do around the "City too Big to Hate." There is a little historical fact included on each page and 7 fun fabrics to chose from. http://lilsquirtsatlanta.net/
or email atlantababy@lilsquirtsatlanta ...
Healthy Macaroni Kids!
Apple slices with peanut butter make for a great snack. In this version, try regular peanut butter, soy nut butter, or homemade chocolate peanut butter to top apple slices, and then sprinkle granola over them for a sweet and savory snack that's healthy too.
3-4 Tbsp. peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter or chocolate soy nut butter
2 Tbsp. granola
Wash and core apples.
Slice crosswise into 1/4-inch slices.
Spread nut butter over apple slices.
Sprinkle granola over top.
(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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