As always, Frugal FunMom is here again to fill your week with fun and exciting events for everyone in the family! This week features a cool Rock Garden, a family sing-along, a trip to the Statehouse and much more!
SATURDAY, JULY 14
The Rock Garden. Located behind the Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church, a volunteer built, folk art pleasance is a must-see! In addition to the acre of flowers and greenery, there are more than 50 diminutive buildings all crafted from tiny stones, pebbles, shells and odd pieces. The miniature castles and cathedrals provide a perfect photo opportunity for children of all ages!
Location: Behind Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1411 Rome Road, Calhoun 30701
For more info: exploregordoncounty.com/list/attractions/attractions-the-rock-garden or 706-263-1937
SUNDAY, JULY 15
A Day at the Park! Check out Atlanta’s first energy cost-neutral park! This park has so much to offer including a “natural playscape”, and a splash pad.
Location: D.H. Stanton Park, 1052 Martin Street, Atlanta 30315
For more info: https://beltline.org/parks/d-h-stanton/
MONDAY, JULY 16
Family Sing-Along! Come watch videos from your favorite family films on the big screen, and you can sing-along! Microphones will be available if you’re feeling inspired to belt it out for the whole group! All ages welcome.
Location: Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road
For more info: http://www.cobbcat.org/event/family-sing-along/
TUESDAY, JULY 17
Visit BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Enjoy hours of beauty, peace, and discovery– a masterpiece of exquisite Indian design and workmanship. Marvel at the intricate marble carvings, participate in Hindu rituals or learn about the world’s oldest living faith – Hinduism.
Open to one and all, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is comprised of 3 types of stone (Turkish Limestone, Italian marble, and Indian pink sandstone). More than 34,000 individual pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the USA and assembled in Lilburn like a giant 3-D puzzle.
Time: 9am-6pm. Best times from 9am-12pm and 3:30-6pm.
Location: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 460 Rockbridge Road NW, Lilburn 30047
For more info: https://www.baps.org/atlanta or 678-906-2277
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
Georgia Capitol Museum. The Museum seeks to preserve and interpret the history of the Georgia Capitol. The Museum collects, maintains, and exhibits significant artifacts, including historic flags and works of art. Most of the exhibits are located on the fourth floor, but exhibits, memorials, and artwork can be found throughout the building highlighting Georgia’s history. The Fun with Miss Freedom activity provides a focused tour of the museum’s exhibits.
Cost: Free. Anyone 18 years of age or older must show identification to enter the Capitol.
Time: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Location: 206 State Capitol, Atlanta 30334
For more info: http://www.libs.uga.edu/capitolmuseum/museum/index.html or 404-463-4536
Thursday, JULY 19
Alive in Roswell. This monthly free, family-friendly street festival features live bands, DJ’s, food trucks, hundreds of interactive vendors, kids’ games and entertainment, and enjoys participation from the surrounding historical district boutiques, small businesses and restaurants. The event takes place simultaneously at three different historical district venues: Historic Canton Street, Historic Roswell Square, and the City Hall grounds. Check website for parking information and trolley stops.
Frugal Fun Mom Tip: Historic Roswell Square and the City Hall grounds have the most kid-friendly activities.
Location: Historic Canton Street, Historic Roswell Square, and the City Hall grounds. Trolley service connects the venues.
For more info: http://www.aliveinroswell.com
Friday, July 20
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. The magnificent Tudor Revival style home of the Charles Howard Candler family was completed in 1920. Charles Howard was the eldest son of Asa Candler, who founded the Coca-Cola Company in 1892. Take a self-guided tour of the grounds and learn about movies that have been filmed on the grounds, the history of the Callanwolde mansion, the Candler family’s life on the estate, and how the Callanwolde Foundation currently utilizes the mansion.
Cost: Donation of your choice
Location: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, NE Atlanta 30306
For more info: http://callanwolde.org/self-guided-tour/