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Things to do in Atlanta Weekend Roundup Feb 16 - 17

Yesterday was GORGEOUS with the temps getting up to 60 by 5pm. Show of hands, who went for a walk in their neighborhood before dinner? It was just beautiful.

This weekend, however, is looking a bit damp. Not freezing, but rain showers throughout the day.

How are you planning to make memories this weekend? Here are few ideas:

Atlanta

Run Jump Fly @ Children’s Museum – Atlanta (all ages) $16+/personFri, Sat, Sun https://childrensmuseumatlanta.org/run-jump-fly-adventures-in-action/Jump into our newest visiting exhibit! Come explore activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga and horizontal climbing! In each activity station, you get to build strength, coordination, balance and endurance. Test your ability to become the next "action star" in the Training Center!

Paul Bunyan & the Tall Tale Medicine Show @ Center for Puppetry Arts – Atlanta (ages 4+) $19.50/ticket Fri, Sat, Sun http://puppet.org/buy-tickets/2018-19/paul-bunyan-and-the-tall-tale-medicine-show/Puppet show honoring American History folk tales and fables. Create a Babe the Blue Ox Hand Puppet.

La Tortuga & The Hare @ Alliance Theater – Atlanta (ages 0 – 5) $10/person Saturday & Sunday https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2018-19/la-tortuga-and-the-hareThrough Dance, movement, music, and bilingual storytelling, young children will engage in this classic folk tale in wholly imaginative and new ways.

Story Time @ The Little Shop of Stories – Decatur (all ages) Sunday http://littleshopofstories.com/storytimes/

African American History Tours of Oakland Cemetary – Oakland (all ages) FREE Saturday http://oaklandcemetery.com/event/african-american-history-tours-at-oakland-cemetery/2019-02-23/Tour the final resting places of some of Atlanta’s black history pioneers.

Northeast Atlanta

Barbeque Nation @ Atlanta History Center – Buckhead (all ages) See Site for FEE Saturday & Sunday http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/explore/exhibitions/barbecue-nationThe exhibition explores how barbecue has come to claim an enduring place at the American table, and how it connects us to cultures around the world, in addition to traditions, history, and the future.

Candytopia – Buckhead (all ages) See Site for FEE Saturday & Sunday https://www.showclix.com/event/candytopiaatl?utm_source=aw&awc=13412_1550196058_717f6ab077fa67484ffbfa15aa1bb7eeSprawling museum of interactive art installations completely made of candy from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami.

Junior Chefs & KinderCooks @ Young Chefs Academy – Buckhead (ages 4 – 18) $35/classSaturday http://atlantamidtownga.youngchefsacademy.com/classesYou don’t have to give up your favorite comfort foods to eat healthy! All month, we’ll be sharing some of our culinary makeover tricks, tweaks and swaps that will turn some of the most popular dishes into a lighter, more delicious version of its former self.

Enchanted Woodland Trail: Featuring Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes @ Chattahoochee Nature Center – Roswell (all ages) See Site for FEE Fri, Sat, Sun https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/calendar-events/Fairies and gnomes have bene busy building all new homes for the Enchanted Woodland Trail. Whimsical works line our trails. Walk the trail and see if you can spot them all.

Vickery Village Winter Farmers Market – Cumming (all ages) FREE Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/2195314884120329/The mission of the Vickery Village Farmers Market is to provide access to fresh, high quality, locally-produced and healthy food products to the local community. All products offered at the market will be produced by local farmers and vendors and grown or produced using organic practices to the extent feasible.

Saturday Story Time @ Barnes & Noble – Cumming (all ages) FREE Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/419531975250836/We will read Pig the Pug, then join us at the café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4.

Northwest Atlanta

Valentines Mobile for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning – East Cobb (ages 3+) FREE Saturday https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/stores/locator/060Craft time for toddlers. Come and create in house at Lakeshore Learning East Cobb.

Winter Market @ Marietta Square Farmers Market – Marietta (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/356894268463690Get ready to get fresh and healthy at your local farmers market!Eating whole food is the best way to stay healthy.Know your Farmers...Know your Food...Know your Makers

Toddler Time – Adventure Air Sports – Kennesaw (ages 4 and under) $12/person Saturday https://kennesaw.adventureairsports.com/pricing/Enjoy a toddler only full access to all Adventure Air Sports activities, including Atlanta's largest Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course, Main Court with Parkour Elements, the Foam Pit, Extreme Dodgeball, High Performance Euro Trampolines and more!

Outside of Atlanta:

Kidz Bowl Free @ Metro Fun Center – South Atlanta (all ages) See Site for FEE Sundayhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1565600906809549/

Winter Experience @ North Georgia Zoo & Farm – Cleveland (all ages) See Site for FEESaturday https://www.northgeorgiazoo.comMeet 1- 2 of the wolves up close. Learn, experience and interact with some of the wolves at North Georgia Zoo. Assist with training and enjoy learning all about these amazing animals.

Alpaca Shop Weekends – Cleveland (all ages) See Site for FEE Saturday & Sunday https://www.facebook.com/events/2246991458652876Bring your family and friends to meet our sweet and kind Alpacas for FREE. We will continue our sock sale of buy two get one free on Loosetop Alpaca Socks as well. GREAT FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!!

Little Chefs @ Maude P Ragsdale Hiram Library – Hiram (ages 4 – 10) See Site for FEE Saturdayhttps://www.facebook.com/events/295412337749886This culinary program focuses on giving children the skills to prepare healthy food themselves. With the supervision of their caregivers, children will make their own dish and take home a taste.

Additional Links:

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has a plethora of events for Families and Kids of all ages every day of the week, but on Saturdays there are coding classes, story times, movies, etc. Here is a link to their events tabs to check out what’s at a library near you: http://www.afpls.org/events

The Atlanta Beltline is the place to be active on the weekends with paid and free classes ranging from Boot Camps to Hikes to Skateboarding Lessons. For a calendar of events, information on fees, and registration visit this link: https://beltline.org/events/