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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: Get Moving with Whole Foods!

 

Whole Foods Market- Get Moving with Whole Foods! Join Whole Foods team members and Big Peach Running Co at weekly walking or running meet-ups to Get Moving! We’ll have the support and expertise of the gang at Big Peach to guide your training from where you are today to be able to run/walk a 5k! We’ll have training classes and fun giveaways. This is a family event so bring your kids and your dogs! Meet at customer service.

Cost: FREE

Time: 7 PM

Where: 1311 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Suite 580, Marietta, GA 30068

For more info: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6616

 

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: Foxtale Book Shoppe

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FoxTale Book Shoppe –  Children’s Story Time  is every Monday and Saturday at 11:00 am in the Children’s Room at the FoxTale Book Shoppe. They read books appropriate for the child’s age, and there is no age limit (really). There is a dance/sing period following the reading, followed by tattoos and stickers before the children leave.

Cost: FREE

 Time: 11 AM

Where: 105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188

For More Info:  Call (770) 516-9989 

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: Take a dip!

Cumming Aquatic Center-Take a dip!Cool off in a leisure pool, sprayground, or waterslide!

Cost: $4 per child, $5 per adult

Time: 1 pm-6 pm

Where: For more info: http://www.crpdonline.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=37&Itemid=363 or 770-781-1781

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: Summer Concert Series

 

Red Top Mountain State Park – Summer Concert Series. Enjoy a free bluegrass concert every week at the Vaughan Log Cabin behind the Park Office. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and let some sweet, sweet music carry your worries away. Go a bit earlier to enjoy a hike around this beautiful state park.

Cost: $5 parking

Time: 8-9:30 PM

Where: 50 Lodge Rd SE Acworth, GA 30102

For More Info: http://gastateparks.org/event/198162?locationid=21&p=21&c=4582853&dateid=2149 or 770-975-0055

 

 

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

 

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 Frugal Fun Mom Family Field Trips July 19-25

 

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 our area has to offer. Don’t miss a single one of these great outings. This week we have great activities for the whole family from outdoor concerts to story time.  

Saturday, July 19
Red Top Mountain State Park – Summer Concert Series. Enjoy a free bluegrass concert every week at the Vaughan Log Cabin behind the Park Office. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and let some sweet, sweet music carry your worries away. Go a bit earlier to enjoy a hike around this beautiful state park.

Cost: $5 parking

Time: 8-9:30 PM

Where: 50 Lodge Rd SE Acworth, GA 30102

For More Info: http://gastateparks.org/event/198162?locationid=21&p=21&c=4582853&dateid=2149 or 770-975-0055

 

 

Sunday, July 20
Cumming Aquatic Center-Take a dip!Cool off in a leisure pool, sprayground, or waterslide!

Cost: $4 per child, $5 per adult

Time: 1 pm-6 pm

Where: For more info: http://www.crpdonline.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=37&Itemid=363 or 770-781-1781

 

Monday, July 21
FoxTale Book Shoppe –  Children’s Story Time  is every Monday and Saturday at 11:00 am in the Children’s Room at the FoxTale Book Shoppe. They read books appropriate for the child’s age, and there is no age limit (really). There is a dance/sing period following the reading, followed by tattoos and stickers before the children leave.

Cost: FREE

 Time: 11 AM

Where: 105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188

For More Info:  Call (770) 516-9989 

 

Tuesday, July 22
Whole Foods Market- Get Moving with Whole Foods! Join Whole Foods team members and Big Peach Running Co at weekly walking or running meet-ups to Get Moving! We’ll have the support and expertise of the gang at Big Peach to guide your training from where you are today to be able to run/walk a 5k! We’ll have training classes and fun giveaways. This is a family event so bring your kids and your dogs! Meet at customer service.

Cost: FREE

Time: 7 PM

Where: 1311 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Suite 580, Marietta, GA 30068

For more info: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6616

 

Wednesday, July 23
Emory Point- Farmer’s Market. Stop by on your lunch break to pick up the freshest and tastiest produce from TaylOrganic Farm and more. Enjoy live music (11:30 am-1:30 pm) from Kara Cloudy while you shop.

Cost: Free

Time: 10AM- 2 PM

Where: 1727 Clifton Road, NE; Atlanta, GA 30329

For More Info: http://emory-point.com/special-events

 

Thursday, July 24
Kemp Memorial Library – Pet Safety.Theresa Kent and her dog Boomer will host a CAREing PAWS program on pet safety. Boomer will assist Miss Theresa as she reads a book and presents a craft.

Cost: FREE

Time: 11 AM-12PM

Where: 4029 Due West Road Marietta, GA 30064

More Info: http://www.cobbcat.org/calendar/index.php?eID=10125

 

Friday, July 25
Peachtree Dekalb Airport Park – Play on airplane themed playgrounds and watch planes land and take off. Pack lunch and have a picnic in the gazebo!

Cost: Free

Time: All day

Where: 2000 Airport Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341

For More Info: http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/pdkairport/index.asp

 

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

Celebrate the summer! Community events July 18 – 24.

Celebrate the summer with fun, family-friendly activities all week long! For even more to do, check out our online calendar HERE.

Every Tuesday and Saturday, Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: $10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $6 children ages 3-12 and free for 2 and under and members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

Trail Hikes, Every Saturday and Sunday. A docent guides you on a journey through the Chattahoochee Nature Center trails using biofacts and activities to spark you “natural” curiosity. 1pm. Admission: $10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $6 children ages 3-12 and free for 2 and under and members.. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

FREE Chess Matches every Saturday. Hone your chess skills with games every Saturday starting at 3pm, Cool Beans Coffee Roasters (31 Mill St. Marietta, GA 30060) in Marietta Square. There no cost to play, email iJapanesey@Gmail.com or visit www.MariettaChess.com for more information.

Every Wednesday, Wednesday Walks in the garden at Barrington Hall. Share in the garden’s history and learn some gardening tips for your own yard. 9:30-10:30am. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info/reservations: 770-640-3855.

 

Every Saturday
Marietta Square Farmers Market. featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. 9am-12pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

Free Arts and Crafts. at Lakeshore Learning Materials. 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com.

 

July 18
Marietta Campmeeting’s 177th Year of Praising God!
Starts with a covered dish picnic at 6pm on Friday followed by the first service at 7:30pm. Services will be held twice daily (11am and 7:30pm) the remaining days ending with the 11AM Communion Service on Sunday, July 27. Guest pastors and speakers. Free and open to the public. 2301 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.mariettacampmeeting.com.

The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan runs July 18 – August 2, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM. Out of Box Theatre is located in the Artisan Resource Center at 585 Cobb Pkwy S, Marietta, 30060. Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased online at www.outofboxtheatre.com or by calling 678-653-4605. This production is not for children. The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan includes strong adult language and situations and does not include Kathy Rigby.

Cobb County Safety Village staff will host a Family Fun Safety Day 9 a.m.-noon. Bring your family for a fun-filled time of safety awareness. Activities include a tour of Sparky’s House, water safety games, free finger printing kits and up-close views of emergency vehicles. The cost will be $5 per person with a $20 per family maximum charge. For group rates of more than 20, please call 770-852-3270. Refreshments will be provided by Harry’s Farmers Market. The Cobb Safety Village is located at 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta.

July 19
2014 Peach State Summer Seiger, an International All Breed Canine Association (IABCA) dog show. 9am-5pm. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 503-316-9860 or www.iabca.com.
Georgia Autoimmune Walk. Funds raised through the Autoimmune Walk will be used by American Autoimmune Related Disease Association (AARDA) to support critical research funding. Registration begins at 9am; Walk starts at 10am. Mud Creek Soccer Complex, 5600 Barrett Parkway, Marietta. More info: 855-239-2557 or autoimmunewalk@aarda.org.
The Wing Café and Tap House in Marietta is celebrating its 19th anniversary all month long with the theme “The Dog Days of Summer”. From 2—6 p.m., the restaurant will hold a Crab Fest dedicated to the PAWS FOR LIFE Program, which trains service dogs to help military veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

July 20
Men of Motown features hits from the biggest and brightest of the Motown sound such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, and many many more. Fridays: 8pm; Saturdays: 8pm; Sundays: 3pm. $20/Individual; $15/Seniors. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.

 

July 22
Still Life Drawing . Come for an introduction to basic drawing concepts using dry media, with a focus on beginning drawing techniques. Participants can bring whatever they would like to draw with, such as lead pencils, colored pencils, crayons, pastels, etc., along with their own sketch pad or drawing paper. (No paint, magic markers, or wet media, please.) Free, ages 13 through adult. 3:30pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2730 or domingum@cobbcat.org.

 

July 24
The 2014 Southeast Homeschool Expo. An expo devoted entirely to the display, sale and discussion of educational materials with entire exhibit hall displays of materials by the best Christian, secular and specialty publishers. New homeschoolers, classical homeschoolers, eclectic homeschoolers – everyone will find something for them at the 2014 Southeast Homeschool Expo. Thursday: 10am-4pm; Friday: 10am-9pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm. $20 online; $30 at the door. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta. More Info: 770-594-1266 or www.southeasthomeschoolexpo.com.

It’s politics with loose lips this 4th Thursday at Roswell Tap, 7:30-9pm, 1090 Alpharetta St,Roswell, GA 30075. Attend for a civil debate on three topics – one on the Federal level, one on the State level and one on the Local level.

 

Do you know of an event happening around East Cobb? Email the details to events@eastcobber.com. Include “Event Listing” in the subject line. Stay on top of all the local fun and festivities when you “Like” us on Facebook at Facebook.com/EASTCOBBER.

 

EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: Toddler Time at Sky Zone

 

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

 

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: Grow and Change with the CNC

 

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

 

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: Escape from Planet Earth!

 

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

 

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