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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: FIRE!

Marietta Fire Museum The Marietta Fire Museum has many items on display used by the Marietta Fire Department. Come down to beat the heat with the history of our heroes.

Cost: FREE

Time: Open 8AM-5PM

Where: 112 Haynes St. Marietta, GA

For more info: http://www.mariettaga.gov/city/fire/museum

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: Cooking with summer fruits

East Cobb Avenue – Cooking Technique Class: Summer Fruits Learn delicious ways to enjoy tomatoes, tools for preparation and knife skills to make the most of every plump, juicy tomato that passes through your kitchen this summer. Class sizes are limited.

Cost: FREE

Time: 1PM-2PM

Where: 4475 Roswell Rd. Marietta, GA

For more info: Call 678.560.3660 or http://eastcobb.shoptheavenue.com/event/cooking-technique-classes-we-love-tomatoes-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: Morgan Falls Dam

 

Morgan Falls Dam & Powers Island – Chattahoochee River Summer Splash The most peaceful sights you could imagine are to be found on this 6-mile float down the Chattahoochee River hosted by the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. After completing the float, enjoy an afternoon of live music, food and fun for the entire family during festivities at Powers Island.

Cost: FREE

Time: 9AM-4PM

Where: 1470 Riveredge Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA

For more info: http://www.visitsandysprings.org/annual-chattahoochee-river-summer-splash/

 

 

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: PDK!

 

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!

EAST COBBER Frugal Fun Mom Family Field Trips: July 26- August 1

 

Frugal family field trips are in full swing this week. We’ve got a full schedule of events for you and your little ones. No one brings you the best in (free!) trips for the family like we do! Don’t miss a day of the action.

 

Saturday, July 26
Morgan Falls Dam & Powers Island – Chattahoochee River Summer Splash The most peaceful sights you could imagine are to be found on this 6-mile float down the Chattahoochee River hosted by the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. After completing the float, enjoy an afternoon of live music, food and fun for the entire family during festivities at Powers Island.

Cost: FREE

Time: 9AM-4PM

Where: 1470 Riveredge Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA

For more info: http://www.visitsandysprings.org/annual-chattahoochee-river-summer-splash/

 

Sunday, July 27
East Cobb Avenue – Cooking Technique Class: Summer Fruits Learn delicious ways to enjoy tomatoes, tools for preparation and knife skills to make the most of every plump, juicy tomato that passes through your kitchen this summer. Class sizes are limited.

Cost: FREE

Time: 1PM-2PM

Where: 4475 Roswell Rd. Marietta, GA

For more info: Call 678.560.3660 or http://eastcobb.shoptheavenue.com/event/cooking-technique-classes-we-love-tomatoes-0

 

Monday, July 28
Marietta Fire Museum The Marietta Fire Museum has many items on display used by the Marietta Fire Department. Come down to beat the heat with the history of our heroes.

Cost: FREE

Time: Open 8AM-5PM

Where: 112 Haynes St. Marietta, GA

For more info: http://www.mariettaga.gov/city/fire/museum

 

Tuesday, July 29
Taylor-Brawner Park – Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays Come out and get some good eats with the best food trucks in Atlanta!

Cost: Event FREE

Time: 5PM-9PM

Where: 3180 Atlanta Rd. Smyrna, GA

For more info: http://www.smyrnavinings.com/2014/04/food-truck-tuesday-2014/

 

Wednesday, July 30
Atlanta Zoo – Free Pass For Family of Four Go check out your local library and get a free pass to the zoo! Be sure to check out the provided link for complete instructions.

Cost: FREE

Time: Open 9:30AM-5:30PM

Where: 800 Cherokee Avenue SE Atlanta, GA

For more info: http://www.zooatlanta.org/home/hours_and_rates/family_pass

 

Thursday, July 31
Gritters Library – Wii Gaming Event Come and play Wii games with your friends! No registration required. Ages 8-18

Cost: FREE

Time: 3:30-4:30 PM
Where: 880 Shaw Park Road Marietta, GA

For more info: http://www.cobbcat.org/calendar/index.php?eID=10630

 

Friday, August 1
Barnes and Noble – Frozen Friday Storytime Join us for Frozen Friday: Cool off with Olaf! Wear a costume of your favorite character and enjoy sing-a-longs, crafts, and other activities.

Cost: FREE

Time: 7 PM

Where: 50 Barrett Pkwy Suite 3000 Bldg. 3, Marietta, GA

For more info: http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4718060

 

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: Pet Safety

 

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

 

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: Farmer’s Market at Emory Point

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

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: 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!