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EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: Salute to America!

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Salute to America! Kick off your 4th of July early and come out to the City of Kennesaw’s pre-Independence Day celebration of freedom, music and fireworks. Audiences will be treated to two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities. The night will end with a firework show at 9:30. 

Cost: Free

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Location: City of Kennesaw, 2529 J O Stephenson Ave Kennesaw, 30144

For more info: http://www.kennesawjuly3.com/

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

 

EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trips this Week: July 4-10

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Just like Uncle Sam, we want YOU! to have fun this Fourth of July week! You can kick the week off with an Independence Day Celebration at Marietta Square and follow it up with a trail adventure, a museum exhibit, and much more. Don’t let the heat get the best of you -have fun with your kids for free!

Saturday, July 4

Fourth of July Celebration! Celebrate America’s independence at the city of Marietta’s Fourth of July Celebration. The celebration begins at 10 am with the Marietta Freedom Parade and then features carnival games, free concerts,  an arts and crafts show, food, and (of course) fireworks. Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm.

Cost: Free

Time: 10 am – 10:30 pm

Location: Marietta Square, Glover Park and Historic Marietta Square, 50 Park Square, Marietta, 30060

For more info: http://www.marietta.com/fourth-of-july

 

Sunday, July 5

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A Hiking Adventure! Sope Creek Park offers over 3 miles of hiking, mountain biking and running trails. The Sope Creek Trail travels to the ruins of a paper mill destroyed by Union troops during the Civil War. Beside the ruins, Sope Creek flows wide and shallow, coursing through angular shoals under a canopy of trees towards the wide Chattahoochee River just downstream. 

Cost: $3 for a day long parking pass

Time: 9 am – 10 pm

Location: Sope Creek, National Park Service, 3760 Paper Mill Rd SE, Marietta, 30067

For more info: http://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/a-getaway-close-to-home-sope-creek/


Monday, July 6 

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Monday Family Movie! Families with children of all ages are invited to Monday Family Movies. This week’s family movie is Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Feel free to bring snacks, dress in your PJs, and have fun! Children 9 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Cost: Free

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, 30068

For more info: http://www.cobbcat.org/event/monday-family-movies-2/2015-07-13/


Tuesday, July 7

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Splash into Fun! Escape the heat with a trip to East Roswell’s Spray Station! This premier sprayground offers lots of fun and extravagant features for kids and toddlers to splash around in for hours.

Cost: $2 per person

Time: 10 am7 pm

Location: Spray Station at East Roswell Park, 9000 Fouts Road, Roswell

For more info: roswellgov.com


Wednesday, July 8

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Anne Frank in the World. This exhibit tells the story of young Anne Frank, from her days of freedom in the 1930s to her hiding with her family in Amsterdam, to her 1945 death in the Bergen-Belson concentration camp. Watch a 28-minute video, “The Short Life of Anne Frank”, which includes the only known footage of Anne Frank. This powerful, moving exhibit provides your family a chance to learn, explore, share and remember the history and lessons of the Holocaust and its continued relevance today.

Cost: Free

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Location: Anne Frank in the World Exhibit, Park Side Shopping Center, 5920 Roswell Road, Suite 209, Sandy Springs, 30328

For more info: http://www.annefrankexhibitsandysprings.org/

 

Thursday, July 9

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Down by the Sea! Take an imaginary outing to the beach at the Southern Museum as part of the Mommy & Me Preschool Program. Designed for preschool age children ages three to five-years-old and their caregivers, the Museum’s history, themes and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities.

Cost: Free

Time: 10 am – 11:30 pm

Location: The Southern Museum, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, 30144

For more info: http://www.southernmuseum.org/school-programs/mommy-me/

 

Friday, July 10

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Bird Bingo! Come to Kennesaw Mountain and enjoy Bird bingo. Bird bingo is a fun way to learn about the varieties of birds that call Kennesaw Mountain home year round. Great for kids 5-10 years old.

Cost: Free

Time: 10 am – 11 am

Location: Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr. Kennesaw, 30152

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

EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: Take a Walk

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Take a Walk! Come explore the Sweet Auburn Historic District, home of the Civil Rights Movement. Known as the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sweet Auburn offers engaging and interesting sites for the family. Check out Dr. King’s birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the burial sites of King and his wife, and much more!

Cost: Free

Time: dawn – dusk

Location: along Auburn Avenue, generally between Courtland St. and I-75/85 in downtown Atlanta

For more info: www.nps.gov/nr/travel/atlanta/aub.htm

 

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

 

Cobb County Republican Barbecue Returns to Jim Miller Park on July 4th

The Cobb County Republican Barbecue will take place from 11:30 am until 3 pm on Saturday, July 4.
The venue is Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd SW, Marietta GA  30008.
Rain or shine – our Star-Spangled Celebration is always indoors with air conditioning.  Regardless of the weather forecast, the event is still on.
Elected officials and candidates for the 2016 elections will attend. There will also be music and guest speakers as well. Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q will provide delicious barbecue pork and chicken, along with hot dogs, baked beans, slaw and all the fixins.
Also, you will not want to miss out on seeing which of the candidates has mustered the most support so far for next year’s elections.  There will be a Straw Poll for the U.S. Presidential Race!
This year, we are going all out to make it a fun event for the entire family.  Bring your children to enjoy the Space Walk, face painting, coloring contests and lots of fun stuff.
Admission at the door will be $15 for adults and $5 for children. Prepaid admission is $10 for adults (ages 12 and up) and $5 for children (ages 5 to 11).  Little ones 4 years old and younger are free.

There should be shorter check-in lines with prepaid admission, which can be purchased at CobbGOP.org through July 2nd.
For more information, please contact the Cobb County Republican Party at 770-272-0458 or atcobbgop@gmail.com

EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: God Bless America!

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God Bless America! Enjoy an American Celebration concert featuring the Johnson Ferry Choir and Orchestra with an ice cream social following the performance. Bring a carton of your favorite ice cream to the Fellowship Hall prior to the concert (not required) and return afterwards to enjoy!

Cost: Free

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Location: Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, 30068

For more info: www.johnsonferry.org/default.aspx?page=4066&eventId=7834

 

 

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

 

EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day:

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Community Game Day! Enjoy a fun game day at Mountain View Library! Play board games, be active with hopscotch, or build something with legos. Parents will need to stay with the children for the entirety of the event.

Cost: Free

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Location: Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, 30066

For more info: www.cobbcat.org/event/its-elementary-community-game-day/

 

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

 

Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: Garden Monday!

 

Garden Tour Mondays! Begin your day with a tour of the historic gardens at Barrington Hall. The tour is led by staff horticulturist Janet Rigsby and begins at the main house back porch. Reservations are not necessary but are appreciated. Please call 770-640-3855 to make a reservation.

Cost: Free

Time: 9:30 am – 10 am

Location: Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell, 30075

For more info: http://www.roswellgov.com/index.aspx?nid=218

 

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

 

EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day:

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A day at the Park! Come out and enjoy the playable art at the Playable Art Park. There are six art installations, all for kids to play on and crawl over.  One is a swing set; the rest are primarily for climbing, sliding, and having fun.

Cost: Free

Time: dawn – dusk

Location: Playable Art Park, 70 Abernathy Road NW, Sandy Springs

For more info: artsandysprings.org/artss-in-the-open/now-playing/

 

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

 

EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: Artillery Demonstration

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Artillery Demonstration! Come on down to Kennesaw Mountain and learn about the weapons used during the Civil War. There will also be a live demonstration of the firing of artillery and the firing of a canon. The demonstration will be held in the Visitor Center front field.

Cost: Free

Time: 1 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Location: 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw, 30152

For more info: http://www.nps.gov/kemo/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=633401-245777

 

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

 

EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: Piedmont Park

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Piedmont Park. How can you go wrong with Georgia’s very own Central Park? Bring your kids and take advantage of Atlanta’s 211-acre park. Cast a line into Lake Clara Meer or take a nice stroll. Piedmont Park has plenty to offer for you and your family.

Cost: Free

Time: 6 am – 11 pm

Location: Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, 30309

For more info: http://www.exploregeorgia.org/listing/3588-piedmont-park

 

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