July 22, 2012
- This Week in Macaroni Kid CEM
- Macaroni Review: Medieval Times (WIN 4 Tix!)
- WIN: 4 TIX to Addams Family at The Fox Theatre!
- WIN: Tix To Adventures of High John the Conqueror
- What Elite Athletes Can Teach Our Kids
- Olympic Trivia
- Every Dog Has Its Day!
- Simple Tips for A Healthier Lifestyle
- The Value of Open-Ended Art Experiences
- Macaroni Made: Recycled Art!
- Macaroni Menu: Lasagna Roll-Ups
- Macaroni Reader "Thank Yous"
- Would YOU Like to Be A Macaroni Kid Publisher Too?
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Macaroni Kid Special Discounts Just for YOU!
- Your Local Area Farmers' Markets!
- Free Local Summer Movies
- Looking for a Recipe?
- Stuff You May Have Missed
- Welcome to Macaroni Kid!
- How to See ALL of Your Favorite Pages on Facebook
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Covering Families and Communities in South Fulton and Clayton County!
I've been waiting all summer for this week! The start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London! It's finally arrived and are you as excited as I am about the track and field events, gymnastics, basketball and swimming? I'm team USA all the way and can't wait until the opening ceremony, so let the games begin!
Even though my daughter is only three, we've already been talking about and doing activities around the theme of the Olympics. Whether you have young children or children in high school and you're looking at using this summer Olympics as a teachable moment, you should check out this website, Activity Village. They offer up lots of free printables, coloring activities, games, worksheets and even recipes all centered around the Olympics!
In this issue of Macaroni Kid we didn't want to leave out the Olympics so we've included: Olympic Trivia and What Elite Athletes Can Teach Our Kids.
Finally, we wanted to give a HUGE Macaroni Kid Shout-Out to all of our sponsors who have given us the opportunity to give you all tickets and discounts to some fabulous shows and events: Theater of the Stars, Theatrical Outfit, The Fox Theatre, Marketing Inspirations, Georgia Aquarium, Medieval Times, BRAVE PR, Super WHY and The Legacy Theatre. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!!
This Week in Macaroni Kid:
- Congratulations to Daphne A (Peter Pan Contest) and April C. (The Adventures of High John The Conqueror Contest).
- THREE exciting contests for you to enter:
- Medieval Times at Discovery Mills in Lawrenceville AND a Macaroni Kid Review!
- Addams Family at The Fox Theatre
- High John the Conqueror at the Balzer Theater
- It pays to be a Macaroni Kid subscriber! We've got discounts galore! Find out how to save on tickets to the Georgia Aquarium, Medieval Times, Addams Family and Peter Pan!
- Simple ways you and your family can live a healthier life.
- In honor of National Lasagna Day (July 29) the Macaroni Menu features Lasagna Roll-Ups that entire family can make together.
- Don't throw away those scraps of paper, old magazines, bottle tops and toilet paper rolls! We've got some ideas on how to turn your trash into your children's art in Macaroni Made! Plus learn how participating in open-ended art projects can be invaluable learning for your toddler or preschooler.
Finally, here are a few notable holidays happening this week.
July 22 is Parent's Day
July 23 is National Hot Dog Day
July 23 is Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 23 is Gorgeous Grandma Day
July 26 is Aunt and Uncle Day
July 27 is Bugs Bunny's Birthday
July 27 is Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony
July 29 is National Lasagna Day
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy week! Go USA!
July 31st is Macaroni Kid Day at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
From the moment we drove into the parking lot and saw the watchtowers atop of the sprawling castle and a horse being escorted ...
The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rice Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and ...
Now Through August 12, 2012 at the Balzer Theater at Herren's in Downtown Atlanta
Note if you entered this contest last week, you do not need to re-enter.
The story of High John the Conqueror (sometimes simply known as "High John") is about an African prince who was sold into slavery in the Americas.
He become known for the clever tricks he played to evade his slave holders, always outwitting them. In fact, it's said that the character Br'er Rabbit of Joel Chandler Harris' "Uncle Remus" stories was inspired by High John and his antics.
Folk tales of trickster High John the ...
Whether it's being an Olympic athlete or winning the school spelling bee, achieving a goal requires a tremendous amount of commitment. Michael Phelps does two four-hour practices every day. The 27-year-old has been training for well over half his life. As a teenager, certainly there were times he would rather have slept in late or hung out with his friends. But he had been dreaming of being a swimming champion since watching the 1996 Summer Olympics and was willing to make the necessary ...
The first recorded Olympic Games took place in Ancient Greece in 776 BC. The only event was a "stade," a foot race about 600 feet in length. This is where the word "stadium" originates. The athletes participated nude or "gymnos." This is where the word "gymnasium" originates.
205 different nations will be competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Greece is the only nation to have participated under its own flag in every modern Summer Olympic Games.
2012 will be London's third time hosting ...
July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day
What's in a hot dog?
Don't ask and we won't ...
A Balanced Diet and Physical Activity are Essential for Healthy Living
That's the message from the "Let's move!" campaign, a nationwide initiative designed to fight the growing rate of childhood obesity, and promote a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages.
Here are a few simple tips to help you and your children live a healthier life:
- Eat five fruits and ...
You don't need to be a trained artist or spend a lot of money to experience the joy of art with your children. There are so many fun and easy art activities that can be created with inexpensive, easily accessible, sometimes free materials. Look around your house and save things that you normally discard. The opportunities for open-ended, process-oriented art are endless.
Young children need and benefit from regular exposure to art experiences that encourage the development of their self-expression, independence, and exploration of a variety of interesting materials ...
Make it a habit to save things that you usually throw out. Here are some ideas; bottle caps, lids, corks, Styrofoam packing materials ("peanuts" and large pieces"), egg cartons, paper milk cartons, cottage cheeses and yogurt containers, smooth scraps of wood (no splinters), small boxes, wrapping paper, ribbons, bows, fabric scraps, magazine or ...
In honor of the upcoming National Lasagna Day holiday (July 29), Macaroni Kid CEM is featuring this wonderful noodle recipe for your family.
There were super easy and fun to make. It would be great to do with your kiddos. If too young to help you as the Sous Chef, they'll make very good taste testers!
What you need:
- Lasagna noodles
- Shredded parmesan
- Ricotta Cheese
- Leftover spaghetti sauce
- Cupcake baking pans
Cook your lasagna noodles. Simply follow the instructions on the box. Once noodles
are finished, lay noodles flat ...
If you won tickets for a product or service from Macaroni Kid CEM, we'd love for you to tell us how much you loved it! :-)
Let us know...our readers (and our sponsors) would love to know your experiences.
And the Winners Are...
Daphne A. (Peter Pan) and April C. (The Adventures of High John the Conqueror)!!
Congratulations to you both! Enjoy the shows!
Please let us know how your experiences were with these products on our Facebook page as we're sure other Macaroni Kid CEM readers would love to know what our winners thought of their prizes!
All winners are chosen using random.org.
Are you, or do you have a friend who might be, interested in becoming a Macaroni Kid Publisher? We are currently looking for a new publisher to take over the Macaroni Kid edition in Douglas County.
Macaroni Kid Publisher Moms develop content, publish their newsletter and website and keep all of the local advertising revenue and other publisher perks (free tickets to events, discounted travel, and more). The monthly hosting fee is very modest and the perks are great! I LOVE being a Macaroni Kid Publisher!!
So if you, or ...
Sunday, July 22 through Sunday, September 9 - The Big Adventure at Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta
Where: Imagine it! 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 2 and above. Children under 2 are free.For more info: http://www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404-659-KIDS (5437)
Where: Fernbank Museum of Natural History 767 Clifton Road, AtlantaWhen: n/aWho: FamiliesHow: Show up, purchase tickets.Cost: Included with museum admission and free for members. Adults, $17.50, students and seniors $16.50children 3-12 $15.50, children 2 and under FREE.For more info: www.fernbankmuseum.org
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street, NW, AtlantaWhen: Check website for show dates and times.Who: The whole family!How: Purchase tickets online at www.puppet.org or calling the ticket sales office at 404-873-3391.Cost: Tickets are $9.25 for members and $16.50 for non-members. Show tickets include the Create-A-Puppet Workshop, where kids can make their own Brachiosaurus Shadow Puppet!For more info: www.puppet.org
Where: The Legacy Theatre
1175 Senoia Road, Suite C
TyroneWhen: Showtimes are Tuesday through Sunday. Check the website for performance date and times.Who: Everyone. This performance is rated G.How: Purchase tickets at The Box Office - (404) 895-1473Cost: $25 - Adults
$22 - Seniors (60 & up) & Students
$20 - Groups of 20 or more
$15 - Children 12 and youngerFor more info: www.thelegacytheatre.org
Where: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, AtlantaWhen: 6:30 PMWho: Everyone who loves the Super Readers!How:Cost:$20.50 - $38.50 plus applicable fees. VIP Meet & Greet packages are available.
Where: Panola Mountain State Park
2600 Highway 155, SW, StockbridgeWhen: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: Adults and children.How: Register in advance.Cost: $7 plus $5 parkingFor more info: 770-389-7801
10am – 2pm, Great Hall
Come face-to-face with live reptiles and amphibians, including pythons, king snakes, geckos, tortoises, monitors, iguanas! Alligator Hat Craft
10am – 2pm, Great Hall
Make your own alligator hat and meet a real live baby alligator. Remarkable Reptiles
11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm Auditorium
Fernbank educators will feature some of the ‘stars’ from Fernbank Museum’s live animal collection in these special presentations.
Where: Fernbank Museum of Natural History 767 Clifton Road, NE, AtlantaWhen: Museum Hours. Check website for details.Who: Fun for the family.How: 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: Clayton County International Park
2300 Highway 138, SE, JonesboroWhen: 7:00 PMWho: Music lovers!How: Just show up and don't forget to bring your chair or blanket!Cost: FREE!!For more info: www.claytonparks.com
Where: Fernbank Museum of Natural History 767 Clifton Road, AtlantaWhen: Check website for movie times. Runs 45 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: Forest Park Branch Library 626 Main Street, Forest ParkWhen: 6:15 PM - 8:15 PMWho: Children 12 and up.How: Show upCost: FREE!!For more info: 404-366-0850
Where: Jonesboro Branch Library 124 Smith Street, JonesboroWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Ages 12 and up.How: Show up.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-478-7120
Where: Southwest Branch Library
3665 Cascade Road, S.W., AtlantaWhen: Two sessions: 11 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.Who: All ages.How: Show up.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-699-6363
Where: Adams Park Branch Library 2231 Campbellton Rd, SW, AtlantaWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Ages 5-13.How: Reservations Required.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-752-8763
Where: Hapeville Branch Library
525 King Arnold Street, HapevilleWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMWho: All ages.How: Reservations required.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-762-4065
Where: South Fulton Branch Library
4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union CityWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Ages 5-12How: Show up.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-306-3092
Where: East Point Branch Library 2757 Main Street, East PointWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Ages 3-7How: Reservation required.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-762-4842
Where: Barnes and Noble 1939 Mount Zion Road, MorrowWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Children of all ages!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!!
Where: College Park Branch Library 3647 Main Street, College ParkWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Ages 3-7How: Stop by!Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-762-4060
Where: East Point Branch Library
2757 Main Street, East PointWhen: 1:30 PMWho: Ages 6-12How: Reservations required.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-762-4842
Where: Forest Park Branch Library
696 Main Street, Forest ParkWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMWho: Recommended for ages 7 and up.How: Show upCost: FREE!!For more info: 404-366-0850
Where: East Point Branch Library
2757 Main Street, East PointWhen: 1:30 PMWho: Ages 6-12.How: Reservations requested.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-762-4842
Where: Morrow Branch Library 6225 Maddox Road, MorrowWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: All agesHow: Advance registration required due to seating.Cost: FREE!For more info: 404-366-7749
Where: Headquarters Branch Library
865 Battle Creek Road, JonesboroWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: ChildrenHow: No advance registration.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 77-473-3850
Where: Hapeville Branch Library 525 King Arnold Street, HapevilleWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (There are eight 30 minute sessions available)Who: All agesHow: Reservations Required.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-762-4065
Where: Morrow Tourist Center
6475 Jonesboro Road, MorrowWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Stop by!Cost: FREE!!
Where: Riverdale Branch Library
420 Valley Hill Road, RiverdaleWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Advance Registration Required - limited seating and supplies.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-472-8100
Where: South Fulton Branch Library 4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union CityWhen: 6:00 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Show up.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-306-3092
Where: Headquarters Branch Library 865 Battle Creek Road, JonesboroWhen: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-473-3850
Where: Forest Park Branch Library 696 Main Street, Forest ParkWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: All ages.How: Call or email to register.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-366-0850
Where: Riverdale Branch Library 420 Valley Hill Road. RiverdaleWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMWho: All agesHow: Just stop by!Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-472-8100
Where: Jonesboro Branch Library
124 Smith Street, JonesboroWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AMWho: Ages 4-10How: Space is limited, registration is required.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-478-7120
Where: Morrow Branch Library
6225 Maddox Road, MorrowWhen: 11:00 AMWho: For all ages.How: Show upCost: FREE!!For more info: 404-366-7749
Where: 1869 Harvard Ave, College ParkWhen: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Music loversHow: Show up!Cost: FREE!!
Where: 2757 East Point Street
Across from the East Point City Hall and one block from the East Point MARTA station.When: Movie will be shown at Dusk, arrive ahead of time and claim your space!Who: The entire familyHow: Bring a blanket, folding chairs and your friends and family and enjoy a movie after dining at one of our the local Downtown Restaurants. Light Concessions (like Popcorn & Sodas) will be available for purchase!Cost: FREE admission and free parking.
Where: Riverdale Town Center 7200 Church Street, RiverdaleWhen: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: KidsHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE water play, arts and crafts and more! $1 activity fee may apply.
Where: The Blu' Bisque
3397 Main Street, College ParkWhen: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: AdultsHow: Please call to make a credit card reservation.Cost: $35For more info: 678-974-8175
July 20th - Puss In Boots
July 27th - Cars
August 3rd - Happy Feet 2
Where: Youth Center 149 Roosevelt Highway
FairburnWhen: 7:00 PMWho: Families. Movies are aimed at children ages 4-12.How: Show up!Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-964-2244
Where: Barnes & Noble
Camp Creek Market Place,
3685 Market Place Blvd, East PointWhen: 7:00 PMWho: Ages 4 and up.How: Show up.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-349-0359
Where: The Amphitheater at the Riverdale Town Center
7200 Church Street, RiverdaleWhen: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic basket!Cost: FREE!!
Saturday, July 28 through Sunday, July 29 - Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic: Kung Fu Panda Stacking Friends
Po has brought all of his friends to Lowe’s this week! Your child will love building this Kung Fu Panda Stacking Friends kit this weekend!
Where: Atlanta-area Lowes.When: Saturday clinic begins at 10 a.m.; Sunday clinic begins at 2 p.m.Who: Recommended for ages 6 through 10.How: Register in advance.Cost: FREE!!For more info: www.lowesbuildandgrow.com
Where: Address TBD
FairburnWhen: 8:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: FREE to Browse!
Where: State Farm Agency 7147 Jonesboro Road, MorrowWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Show upCost: FREE!!For more info: 770-961-4645
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: ChildrenHow: Just show up.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-471-2227
Activities include educational programming, specialty workshops, touring shows, street performers, family-friendly performances, children’s crafts, life-size chess games, appearances by on-air personalities, local sports mascots, contests, prizes and more!
Where: Centennial Olympic Park
265 Park Avenue West, AtlantaWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Stop by!Cost: FREE!!For more info: www.centennialpark.com
Where: The Wren's Nest
1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, AtlantaWhen: 1:00 PM (Museum hours are 10 AM to 2:30 PM)Who: Ages 4 and up.How: Stop by, purchase ticketsCost: $5 Children, $7 Seniors and Students, $8 Adults. Includes admission into the museum/house.For more info: www.wrensnestonline.com
Where: Panhandle Park
109930 Panhandle Road, JonesboroWhen: 9:00 PM (Movie will begin at dusk 9:00pm.)Who: FamiliesHow: Bring your blankets and snacks.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-996-3444
Where: Sweetwater Creek State Park
1750 Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia SpringsWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Show upCost: $5, plus $5 parkingFor more info: 770-732-5871
Where: Southwest Branch 3665 Cascade Road, AtlantaWhen: 3:30 PMWho: Ages 12-18How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-699-6363
Where: Forest Park Branch Library 696 Main Street, Forest ParkWhen: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Ages 12 and up.How: Show up.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-366-0850
Where: South Fulton Branch Library 4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union CityWhen: 1:00 PMWho: Tweens and TeensHow: Stop by.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-306-3092
Where: Southwest Branch Library
3665 Cascade Road, AtlantaWhen: 1:00 PMWho: Ages 12-18How: Show upCost: FREE!!For more info: 404-699-6363
Where: East Point Branch Library
2757 Main Street, East PointWhen: 4:00 PMWho: Ages 13 and up.How: Show upCost: FREE!!For more info: 404-762-4842
Where: Greenbriar Mall (North Parking Lot)
2841 Greenbriar Parkway, AtlantaWhen: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Registration for Book Bag Giveaway 9-11 a.m.)Who: EveryoneHow: Just show up. Book bags and school supplies are given on a first come, first served basis.Cost: FREE!!
Where: Fox Theatre in AtlantaWhen: Two Shows 2:30 PM and 6:30 PMWho: Everyone who loves The Wiggles!How: Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster locations (www.ticketmaster.com) or by calling 800-745-3000.Cost: Prices range from $15.00 - $75.50. $75.50 tickets in the Wiggles VIP section are limited, and will include the best seats in the house, an exclusive gift, an activity sheet and a chance to dance along with The Wiggles themselves.
Where: Southside Theatre Guild
20 West Campbellton Street, FairburnWhen: Thursday-Friday Performance times are at 8 PM. Sunday matinees are at 2:30 PMWho: Adults, older children.How: Purchase ticketsCost: ADULT/First weekend: Advanced Online: $14.00; At the Door: $15.00/ADULT
All Other Weekends:Advanced Online: $16.00; At the Door: $17.50
All Children (under 12) are $8.For more info: 770-969-0956 or www.stgplays.com
Where: Children's Museum of AtlantaWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Museum targets children 8 and under.How: Purchase tickets.Cost: Admission is $12.75 plus tax for adults and children ages 2 and above; children under 2 are free.
For more info: www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS
Friday, August 3 through Friday, September 28 - Arts Clayton Gallery features "The Artistry of Gutenberg's Bible"
Where:Arts Clayton Gallery136 South Main Street, JonesboroWhen: Tuesday - Friday 9 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. -4 p.m.Who: Art and historian lovers.How: Show up.Cost: Admission to the Gallery is FREE!!For more info: http://www.artsclayton.org/gallery/
Where: Area Home Depot StoresWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Kids ages 5-12.How: Register online.Cost: FREE!!For more info: http://www.homeimproverclub.com
Where: Southlake Mall (lower level Promotion Court)
1000 Southlake Mall, MorrowWhen: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Ages 2 to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.How: Show upCost: All activities are FREE!!For more info: 770-961-1050
Where: Wolf Creek Amphitheater
3025 Merk Road, College ParkWhen: 7:00 PM (Gates open at 4:00 PM)Who: Jazz enthusiasts!How: Purchase tickets HERE.Cost: Tickets start at $40. Tax not included.For more info: www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com
Where: The Fox TheatreWhen: Showtimes Vary. Please check the website.Who: EveryoneHow: www.FoxATLTixxCost: Tickets range from $25 - $65For more info: http://cathyrigbyispeterpan.com/.
Where: Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, AtlantaWhen: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Tours are at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.)Who: EveryoneHow: Show upCost: FREE for members and children under age 4. Non-member pricing is: $14.50 adults | $11 seniors 65+ & students 13-18/college students with a valid ID | $9 youth 4 – 12.For more info: 404-814-4000 or www.atlantahistorycenter.com/family
Where: Tri-Cities High School Football FieldWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Show upCost: FREE!!
Where: Ronald Bridges Park in Union CityWhen: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Moviegoers are welcome to bring picnic baskets, food and snacks but no glass containers can be brought into the Park.Cost: FREE!For more info: (770) 964-2288
Where: Philips Arena
One Philips Drive, AtlantaWhen: Check website for show times.Who: ChildrenHow: Purchase Tickets at Box Office or HERE.Cost: Ticket prices: $17, $21, $32, $45 (Gold Circle) & $90 (Sunny Seats). Opening night (Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 PM) all seats are $14 (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats). Additional fees/surcharges may apply.
Georgia Aquarium, Medieval Times, Addams, Family, Peter Pan...Oh My!
Macaroni Kid CEM offers our readers a special Macaroni Kid discount on passes to the Georgia Aquarium!
Here's how it works:
The new all-inclusive ticket is called the Total Ticket. The Total Ticket provides guests access to all Aquarium galleries, the Deepo’s 3D Undersea Wondershow, the AT&T Dolphin Show, and the changing exhibit gallery all for one low price. Entry to all of the shows is based on availability.
For all of the shows and activities now available with the new total ticket, a guest ...
Shop Local, Shop Often for Fresh Fruits, Veggies and More!
Spring time means it's that time of year to start heading to our local Farmers' Markets for fresh, locally grown and perhaps organic produce, fruits and vegetables. If you're like me, you love to walk around the stalls and talk to the growers about their products (maybe even try to do a little haggling since that's not something you can do at the large grocery chains)!
Farmers' markets also provide a great way to get kids involved in the family's meals and it gives them a ...
Don't Forget to Bring Your Blanket, Chairs and Snacks!
Now that kids are out of school, parents are looking to find summer movies to help keep kids entertained!
Here's our list of local venues hosting FREE summer movies that the entire family can enjoy together!
City of Fairburn Presents Free Movie Nights (Fairburn)
July 27 (Cars)
August 3 (Happy Feet 2)
Location: Youth Center 149 Roosevelt Highway
Time: 7 pm
Clayton County Movies in the Park
July 28 (Cars 2) Panhandle Park
August 11 (Toy Story 3) International Park (The Beach)
September 15 (Yogi Bear) Gerald Matthews Complex ...
Check the Macaroni Kid Archives
Did you see a recipe in a previous issue but now can't find it? Looking for a few dinner ideas for the week? A dessert idea for a family gathering?
Now you can easily find all of the recipes published in previous Macaroni Kid CEM newsletters in this archive!
- Bugs in a Bag
- Crockpot Applesauce
- Fruity Peanut Butter Dip
- Lime Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Popcorn Balls
- Sweet and Salty Treats
- Fresh Fruit Salsa
Area Shows and Activities:
Peter Pan Returns to the Fox This Summer
American Idol LIVE at the Gwinnett Center
Macaroni Kid Summer Reading List
Traveling as a Family
Surviving Amusement Parks with the Kids
Kitchen Mistakes that Can Waste Money
Is Your Teen Ready for Summer Driving?
P.J. Tuttles Party Decor & Cakes
Children's Museum's "The Big Adventure"
Wild Animal Safari
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