May 19, 2013
- This Week in Macaroni Kid CEM
- WIN: 4 Passes to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
- 2013 Summer Camp Guide
- Getting Ready for Spring/Summer Outdoor Fun
- Planting the Seeds for Gardening with Kids
- Kids Bowl FREE All Summer
- Summer Reading Programs
- $6 Admission to World of Coca-Cola
- Coming Soon: Splash Fountain at Zoo Atlanta
- Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Coming to The Fox!
- Six Flags Over Georgia Launches SkyScreamer
- WEEBLES Coast to Coast Daily Programming Announced
- Event and Venue Deals and Discounts!
- Macaroni Menu: Basil Shrimp Pasta
- Macaroni Made: Pipe Cleaner Butterflies
- Promote Your 2013 Summer Camp and Classes!
- And the Winner Is...
- Would YOU Like to Be A Macaroni Kid Publisher Too?
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- (UPDATED) Looking for a Recipe?
- Stuff You May Have Missed
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Win Atlanta Botanical Garden Passes + Summer Fun Ideas and Activities
Welcome back to Macaroni Kid College Park-East Point-Morrow. This month is flying by - as we've only got two more weeks left in May! Our Clayton and Fulton county kids will be out of school very soon. So, that means now's the perfect time to make sure your child is signed up for summer camp. Also check our Plan Ahead section each issue so you can start preparing your "school's out" activity schedule for the kids!
Even though summer is still five weeks away, this issue is jam-packed with summer-related fun! We're also so excited to start thinking about the summer that we've created a Summer Board on Pinterest with lots of great summer activity ideas to do with your family.
Remember you can view local events by date by going right to the calendar section. Also, we'd love to have you follow us on our social media sites - we've got THREE now - Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. You can easily find us by clicking those links below.
Here's a PEEK inside Macaroni Kid CEM this week:
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Disney's LITTLE MERMAID
Zoo Atlanta's Water Splash Fountain
$6 Admission to World of Coca-Cola
Kids Bowl FREE All Summer
Summer Reading Programs
WEEBLES Coast to Coast Daily Programming Announced
Six Flags Over Georgia Launches SkyScreamer
2013 Summer Camp Guide
Discounts on some of the hottest events around town!
Getting Ready for Spring/Summer Outdoor Fun
Planting the Seeds for Gardening with Kids
Macaroni Menu: Basil Shrimp Pasta
Macaroni Made: Pipe Cleaner Butterflies
Promote Your 2013 Summer Camp & Classes
Make it a fun-filled week in South Atlanta!
Visit Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life
While the Atlanta temperatures are still relatively low, now is the perfect time to visit the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and take a relaxing family stroll through their all-new menagerie of magical creatures. With 19 monumental living sculptures of fantasy and delight, Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life casts an enchanting spell over the Garden.
The sculptures – ranging up to 25 feet tall and 20 feet wide – include a gazing unicorn, a friendly ogre, a pair of gigantic cobras, a group of enchanting rabbits, and a couple of flighty butterflies. The ...
Summer Fun for Your Little Ones!
Featured camps listed by category:
We will have a camp guide link every week until July 28. We will continue to bring you a wide variety of local camps to make sure you're informed and ready to make this all-important decision!
Are you a local summer camp that would like to be a Macaroni Kid Featured Summer Camp in our directory? We reach local parents all over South Atlanta! Don't miss out! Contact us today!
If you'd like your camp to be included, please email us at [email protected].
It's been a long winter for some of us, but it looks like it's finally spring and time to get ready for outdoor activities.
Here’s part of my spring to-do list to help you get ready for kid-friendly outings.
- Check “spring” jackets and rain coats to see if they fit.
- Check out last year’s rain boots and try them on.
- Locate ball caps and sun hats.
- Spend some time with your kids trying on summer shoes, t-shirts, and shorts to see what fits ...
New guide helps you get your family’s garden growing
Get Your Famly's ...
SOME MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM
- You can sign the kids up at multiple centers but you will need to create another account. Only one unique email address can be used to open an account, so you will need to register with another email address.
- If ...
Atlanta-Fulton Public Libraries
Special Reading acticities at all library branches begin June 1 and run through August 1. This year's theme of "Dig Into Reading" invites children to explore new fields of knowledge such ...
Celebrates 6th anniversary with $6 Special Ticket Offer for First 600 Guests* on May 24
New water play experience will open in summer 2013
Scheduled to open in coming months, the interactive feature will be free with general admission and will offer visitors an entertaining break as they enjoy the Zoo's naturalistic habitats, keeper talks, animal training demonstrations, wildlife shows and other daily ...
Tickets on sale now for the September 7-15 stage production
“We had the opportunity to produce Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID earlier in the season and we are pleased to make this announcement today,” said Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. “We know that audiences of all ages will enjoy this ...
An Extreme New Swing Ride Opens May 24
At 242 feet, SkyScreamer is 40 feet taller than the park’s mega-coaster Goliath, and will give passengers a thrilling view of the Atlanta skyline. Thirty- two riders will sit two across in open air swings while spinning to the top of the tower. At full swing, guests revolve in ...
The Children's Museum's Educational Exhibit Takes Families on 50-State Adventure
Loaded with more than 70 hands-on activities, the exhibit explores the geography, history and uniqueness of the 50 United States. Children can pretend to power a riverboat down the Mississippi, hit a home run at Fenway Park, snorkel in Hawaii and many more ...
Atlanta Dream, Georgia Renaissance Festival, Kangazoom, Medieval Times
A Raisin in the Sun - Date Night Alert! Kelvin Wade Entertainment brings Lorraine Hansberry's classic, A Raisin in the Sun, to Atlanta's 14th Street Playhouse. More than 50 years ago, The New York Times said Raisin "changed American theater forever," and it's since lost one of its power to move audiences. Later adapted into the acclaimed 1961 movie starring Sidney Poitier, the drama is the story of the Youngers, a black family living on the Chicago's South Side in ...
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Where: Clayton County International Park
2300 Highway 138, SE, JonesboroWhen: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Fireworks begin at dusk (around 9 p.m.))Who: Music lovers!How: Just show up!Cost: The cost to enter the Beach is $10.00 per person. There are no parking fees.For more info: www.claytonparks.com
Where: Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, AtlantaWhen: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Show upCost: This program is FREE to members; included in the cost of general admission for nonmembers. Visitors with military ID are admitted FREE.For more info: 404-814-4000 or www.atlantahistorycenter.com
Sunday, May 19 through Sunday, May 26 - ATLANTA: The Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You
Where: Children's Museum of Atlanta 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, AtlantaWhen: Museum HoursWho: The museum is recommended for children between the ages of 2 and 8.How: Purchase tickets.Cost: Admission is $12.75 plus tax for adults and children ages 1 and above. Children under 1 are free. Members are FREE.For more info: http://www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404-659-KIDS (5437)
Where: Cochran Mill Nature Center 6300 Cochran Mill Rd., PalmettoWhen: Two Times: 10 am to 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Who: This class is recommended for grades 2nd through 5th.How: Register in advance.Cost: $6 per student/ Members & adults are $3.For more info: www.cochranmillnaturecenter.org
Where: Fernbank Museum of Natural History 767 Clifton Road, AtlantaWhen: Check website for movie times. Runs 44 minutes.Who: FamiliesHow: Purchase tickets online or by calling 404.929.6400.Cost: Ticket prices are: Adults, $13; Students, $12; Children 3-12, $11; Children 2 and under are FREE.
Members can save up to 40% off of IMAX tickets.For more info: www.fernbankmuseum.org
Where: Barnes and Noble (Camp Creek) 3685 Market Place Blvd, East PointWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Mom's and young childrenHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE!!
Where: Morrow Branch Library
6225 Maddox Road, MorrowWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Ages 14 and up.How: Show up, bring snacks.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-366-7749
Where: Forest Park Branch Library
4812 West Street, Forest ParkWhen: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Show upCost: FREE!!For more info: 404-366-0850
Where: Southwest Branch Library
3665 Cascade Road, AtlantaWhen: 10:00 AMWho: PreschoolersHow: Reservations required.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-699-6363
Where: South Fulton Branch Library
4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union CityWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Ages 3-6How: Stop byCost: FREE!!For more info: 770-306-3092
Where: Palmetto Train Depot
549 Main St., PalmettoWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Show upCost: FREE!!
Where: Hapeville Branch Library
525 King Arnold Street, HapevilleWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Ages 3-5How: Reservations required.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-762-4065
Where: Headquarters Branch Library 865 Battle Creek Road, JonesboroWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Children ages newborn to 20 months.How: You must register in advance. However, you need only register one time for the entire series.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-473-3850
Where: Fairburn Branch Library 60 Valley View Dr., FairburnWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Ages 3-5How: Stop byCost: FREE!!For more info: 770-306-3138
Where: Hapeville Branch Library
525 King Arnold Street, HapevilleWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: Ags 9-18How: Stop byCost: FREE!!For more info: 404-762-4065
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street NW, AtlantaWhen: Showtimes vary. Check websiteWho: Ages 4 and up.How: Purchase tickets.Cost: Tickets for patrons ages 2 and older are $9.25 for Members and $16.50 for Nonmembers and include admission to the performance, make a Brer Bear Hand Puppet. in the Create-A-Puppet Workshop, and all museum exhibits.For more info: Call 404-873-3391 or visit www.puppet.org.
Where: Riverdale Branch Library 420 Valley Hill Road. RiverdaleWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Ages 3-6How: Stop by!Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-472-8100
Where: Note New Location:
Forest Park Branch Library 4812 West Street, Forest ParkWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: All ages.How: Call to register.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-366-0850
Where: Greenbriar Mall (near Macy's)
2841 Greenbriar Parkway, AtlantaWhen: Mon-Fri. 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.Who: Fun for the entire familyHow: Show up, purchase ride ticketsCost: Ask about $15 unlimited ride specialsFor more info: 404-344-6611
Where: Fernbank Museum of Natural History 767 Clifton Road, NE, AtlantaWhen: Museum Hours. Check website for details.Who: EveryoneHow: Purchase tickets.Cost: Adult ticket prices are $17.50, students & seniors are $16.50, children 3-12 are $15.50. Children 2 and under and museum members are free.For more info: www.fernbankmuseum.org or 404-929-6300.
Where: 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, FairburnWhen: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM (Saturdays and Sundays, Plus Memorial Day)Who: Everyone who loves jousting knights, thrilling rides and Medieval amusements!How: Kids 5 and under get in FREE! Buy one Adult Ticket and Get one Child Ticket FREE at the gate. Purchase tickets with your Macaroni Kid Discount HERE. Use promo code: MacKids.Cost: $19.95 adults; Children age 6-12 are $8.95; Children 5 and under are FREE. Save $3 per adult tickets and $2.95 on child tickets with the Macaroni Kid discount.For more info: www.GARenfest.com
Where: Barnes & Noble (CampCreek Marketplace) 3685 Market Place Blvd East Point, GAWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Preschoolers, elementary-ageHow: Open to the public.Cost: FREE!!For more info: (404) 349-0359
Where: Barnes and Noble (Southlake) 1939 Mount Zion Road, MorrowWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Toddlers and PreschoolersHow: Just show up.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-471-2227
Where: The Wren's Nest
1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, AtlantaWhen: 1:00 PMWho: Ages 10 and older.How: Stop byCost: $6 for children, $8 for seniors and students, $9 for adultsFor more info: www.wrensnestonline.com
Where: Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Court Concorse, College ParkWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Open to the public. Purchase ticketsCost: Tickets are $12 for adults and teens and $8 for childrenFor more info: 404-762-1416
Where: The Blu Bisque
3397 Main Street, College ParkWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Children. Parents are welcome to join.How: Reservation requested. Pay at time of reservation.Cost: $25For more info: 678-974-8175
Where: Jonesboro Branch Library
124 Smith Street, JonesboroWhen: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Ages 7 and up.How: Show up.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-478-7120
Where: Panola Mountain State Park
2600 Highway 155, SW, StockbridgeWhen: 9:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Register in advanceCost: $7, plus $5 parkingFor more info: 770-389-7801
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street, NW, AtlantaWhen: n/aWho: Ages 4 and up.How: Purchase ticketsCost: For patrons ages 2 and older are $9.25 for Members and $16.50 for Nonmembers and include admission to the performance, make an A. Wolf Hand Puppet in the Create-A-Puppet Workshop, and museum exhibits.For more info: www.puppet.org
Where: Reynold's Nature Preserve 5665 Reynolds Road, MorrowWhen: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: All ages.How: Show up!Cost: $8For more info: 770-603-4188
Where: Ronald Bridges Park
5285 Lakeside Drive, Union CityWhen: Begins at sunset (7:30 p.m.)Who: The whole familyHow: Open to the public, show up.Cost: FREE!
- Receive a KIDS GO FREE ticket offer to any Merlin Entertainments Group US Attractions (LEGOLAND Theme Parks, LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquariums)
- Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
Where: Atlanta-area Home Depot stores.When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 5-12How: Show up.Cost: FREE!!For more info: www.homedepot.com
Where: Stately Oaks Plantation
100 Carriage Lane, JonesboroWhen: 3:00 PM (Arrive by 2:00 PM for the one hour tour)Who: EveryoneHow: Limited seating, reserve in advance.Cost: Tea only: Adults $15.00 Children (5-13 years) $8.00
Tour (optional): $5.00 per personFor more info: www.historicaljonesboro.org
770-473-0197 for reservations
Where: Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road, AtlantaWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Purchase ticketsCost: $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students/seniors, $15.50 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for Museum members and children 2 and younger.For more info: www.fernbankmuseum.org
Where: The Grange Creek (behind Ferns Market) in Serenbe
Chattahoochee HillsWhen: 11:00 AM (Shows are Fridays & Saturdays.)Who: FamiliesHow: Please bring your own seating for this festival style performance and use restrooms before as there are no facilities on location.Cost: $10 for children; $15 for adults. Purchase tickets HERE.For more info: http://www.serenbeplayhouse.com
Where: Riverdale Town Center (Outside the Amphitheater)
7200 Church Street, RiverdaleWhen: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: Ages 6 and up.How: Bring lawn chairs and blankets!Cost: FREE!!
Where: Flat Shoals Park
1915 Flat Shoals Road, RiverdaleWhen: Movies begins at dusk (9 p.m. approximately)Who: Ages 10 and up.How: Show upCost: FREE!!
Where: Atlanta-area Lowes.When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Recommended for ages 6 through 10.How: Register in advance.Cost: FREE!!For more info: www.lowesbuildandgrow.com
Free admission is made possible through the generous support of Target.
Where: Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW, AtlantaWhen: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Designed for children 8 and under.How: The free tickets are available starting at 1 PM. Tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis as Museum capacity permits.Cost: FREE!!For more info: www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org
Where: Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Road, NW, AtlantaWhen: Saturday, 11:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.Who: EveryoneHow: Show upCost: This program is presented in conjunction with Bank of America Free Admission Weekends. On the third weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month, February – June 2013, ALL guests receive FREE admission to the Atlanta History Center to see Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: How the Word is Passed Down.For more info: 404-814-4110 or visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com
Where: East Point Commons
2757 East Point Street, East PointWhen: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Farmer's Market ends at 12:00 PM.)Who: EveryoneHow: Show upCost: FREE
Where: Panola Mountain State Park (Meet at the Nature Center)
2600 Highway 155, SW, StockbridgeWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Best suited for older childrenHow: Register in advance.Cost: $5 plus $5 parkingFor more info: 770-389-7801
Where: Hapeville Football Stadium behind the Hoyt Smith Center
3444 N. Fulton Ave., Hapeville
(Rain location: Hoyt Smith Center Gym)When: 7:30 PM (Movie starts at dusk.)Who: Families.How: Show up.Cost: FREE
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