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Moms and dads from East Cobb talk about issues that are important to families. Family-friendly events are also featured. Join in and share.

EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: History comes alive!

The Federal Occupation of Roswell: A Living History Event. Travel back in time to the 1864 occupation of Roswell by the Union Army at this staged reenactment at Barrington Hall. You’ll see the encampment of Union soldiers (General Kenner Garrard’s troops) on the lawn of Barrington Hall, a reenactment of the arrest of the women mill workers in Town Square, live music of the 1860s (including the 8th Regiment Band), interactive demonstrations of 1860s formal dance by Stately Vintage Dancers, and much more

Cost: Free

Time: Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Dr. Roswell, GA 30075

For More Info: 770-640-3855 or https://www.roswellgov.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=4692&month=7&year=2014&day=13&calType=0

 

 

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email details to cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!

EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: Kritters and Kids

Cobb County Animal Control – Kritters and Kids Cobb County Animal Control will be hosting their second annual “Kritters and Kids” Funfest. Features a variety of organizations speaking on safety, health, and responsible pet ownership. During this year’s expanded program, parents and children can learn how to greet dogs and cats they do not know, discover the importance of vet visits, learn if your dog could become a therapy animal and more.

Cost: FREE

Time: 10AM-1PM

Where: 1060 Al Bishop Drive Marietta, GA 30008

For more info: http://www.cobbcounty.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3007:free-and-fun-event-to-help-families-raise-healthy-pets&catid=104&Itemid=434 

 

 

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email details to cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!

EAST COBBER FunMom Frugal Family Field Trip of the Day: Feed the Animals Friday!

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve – Feed the Animals Friday View live amphibians and reptiles, feed ducks, hike trails, and view traditional Native American Indian dwellings!

Cost: Free, donations encouraged

Time: 10 am-4 pm

Where: 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022

For more info: http://autreymill.org/index.html

 

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!

EAST COBBER Frugal Fun Mom Family Field Trips this week: July 12-18

 

And here we go, more Frugal Fun Mom Family Field Trips for you and your little ones! We’re always excited to bring you the best cheap (or my favorite, FREE) events and activities East Cobb has to offer. Don’t miss a single one of these great outings.

 

Saturday, July  12
Cobb County Animal Control – Kritters and Kids Cobb County Animal Control will be hosting their second annual “Kritters and Kids” Funfest. Features a variety of organizations speaking on safety, health, and responsible pet ownership. During this year’s expanded program, parents and children can learn how to greet dogs and cats they do not know, discover the importance of vet visits, learn if your dog could become a therapy animal and more.

Cost: FREE

Time: 10AM-1PM

Where: 1060 Al Bishop Drive Marietta, GA 30008

For more info: http://www.cobbcounty.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3007:free-and-fun-event-to-help-families-raise-healthy-pets&catid=104&Itemid=434 

 

Sunday, July 13
The Federal Occupation of Roswell: A Living History Event. Travel back in time to the 1864 occupation of Roswell by the Union Army at this staged reenactment at Barrington Hall. You’ll see the encampment of Union soldiers (General Kenner Garrard’s troops) on the lawn of Barrington Hall, a reenactment of the arrest of the women mill workers in Town Square, live music of the 1860s (including the 8th Regiment Band), interactive demonstrations of 1860s formal dance by Stately Vintage Dancers, and much more

Cost: Free

Time: Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Dr. Roswell, GA 30075

For More Info: 770-640-3855 or https://www.roswellgov.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=4692&month=7&year=2014&day=13&calType=0

 

Monday, July 14
Gritters Library – Family Movie Matinee – Bring the family for a screening of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”. For more information call 770-528-2524

Cost: FREE

Time: 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Where: 880 Shaw Park Road Marietta, GA 30066

For more info: http://www.cobbcat.org/calendar/index.php?eID=10647 

 

Tuesday, July 15
Park 12 Cobb – $1 Summer Movie Series. Playing this Thursday is “Escape from Planet Earth”. Seating is limited and doors open at 9:15am – call to check movie titles as they may change.

Cost: $1 Admission

Time: 10AM-1PM

Where: Park 12 Cobb Stadium Cinemas 2925 W. Frank Gordy Parkway Marietta, GA 30066

For More Info: 770-971-1200

 

Wednesday, July 16
East Cobb Library- Grow and Change. Join a park ranger to explore the life cycles of some familiar wildlife and understand that things grow and change. Using songs, movement, and role-play, students will discover the life stages of frogs and butterflies as these animals grow from baby to adult. Presented by the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. For ages 5 & up, registration is required.

Cost: Free

Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Where: East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30068

For more info: Email: domingum@cobbcat.org or 770-509-2730

 

Thursday, July 17
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kennesaw. Have fun with your toddler at Sky Zone Kennesaw every Tuesday and Thursday morning before the facility opens to the general public. If you can walk, then you can jump! That’s the philosophy at Sky Zone. Parents must accompany children. GREAT PRICE! This event is for toddlers/kids (five and under) and parents.

Cost: $12 per family

Time: 9:30AM to 11:00AM (Thursdays Only)

Where: 1650 Airport Rd. NW St. 105 Kennesaw, GA 30144

For more info: www.skyzone.com/kennesaw

 

Friday, July 18
Visit the Root House, the former home of one of Marietta’s earliest merchants. Conveniently located at the corner of North Marietta Loop and Polk Street, the Root House Museum is an excellent place to learn the history of picturesque and historic Cobb County, Georgia.

Cost: FREE

Time: 11:00am until 4:00pm, tours at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30.

Where: 145 Denmead St NW, Marietta, GA 30060

For more info: http://www.cobblandmarks.com/root-house.php or 770-426-4982

 

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email details to cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!

EAST COBBER FunMom Frugal Family Field Trip of the Day: Bean Head Toys

Bean Head Toys – Tales for Toddlers Come read stories in the indoor tree house, then make a craft to take home.

Cost: Free

Time: 10:30 am

Where: 220 Johnson Ferry Rd., Sandy Springs GA 30328

For more info: 404-851-2980 or http://www.beanheadtoysonline.com/craft-classes-atlanta.html

 

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!

EAST COBBER FunMom Frugal Family Field Trip of the Day: Gritters Sisters Music Extravaganza!

Gritters Library – Gritters Sisters Music Extravaganza! Come sing and play along with your favorite campfire songs with Jennifer and Becca!

Cost: Free

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Where: 880 Shaw Park Road Marietta, GA 30066

For more info: 770-528-2524 or http://www.cobbcat.org/calendar/index.php?eID=10610

 

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!

The Magic of Science at Cobb Libraries

Join the Natural Resources unit for the Cobb Libraries summer reading program – ‘The Magic of Science’.

Take a  journey of exploration into the scientific principles behind the magic of science. Enjoy some simple experiments for you to find out for yourself! Some of the program may be outside, so bring a blanket or towel to sit on in the grass. This program is for school-aged children. Here is the schedule for this summer:

July 16 — 3:30 pm — East Marietta Library
July 30 — 3:30 pm — Gritter’s Library

For more information on Cobb Library programs and locations, see their website.

 

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EAST COBBER FunMom Frugal Family Field Trip of the Day: Imagine It!

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta – Free Second Tuesdays Join The Children’s Museum of Atlanta and spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play! On the second Tuesday of every month, the museum offers free admission.

Cost: Free

Time: 10 am-4 pm

Where: 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30313-1827

For more info: http://atlanta.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=atlanta&cdn=travel&tm=27&f=10&su=p284.13.342.ip_&tt=11&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org/visitors/target_tuesday_faqs

 

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!

EAST COBBER FunMom Frugal Family Field Trip of the Day: Switzer Library

Switzer Library – Back to the Future Movie Night Join us for this 1985 classic as Marty McFly travels back to 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend Doc Brown. Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover. Rated PG.

Cost: FREE

Time: 6 pm

Where: 266 Roswell Street Marietta, GA 30060

For more info: 770-528-2320 or http://www.cobbcat.org/calendar/index.php?eID=10499

 

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!

EAST COBBER FunMom Frugal Family Field Trip of the Day: Fountain of Rings

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Centennial Olympic Park – Fountain of Rings Beat the heat by playing in the world’s largest interactive fountain featuring the Olympic Ring symbol.

Cost: FREE

Time: 7 am- 11 pm

Where: 265 Park Ave W Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313

For more info: http://www.centennialpark.com/

 

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!