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We've assembled a calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children.
Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the coming days. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
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Atlanta Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty
When/Where: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.; 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.
Why Go: The show is perfect for all ages.
Pricing: Tickets are $20-$88, depending on day/seating area, but only a few tickets are available, so act now. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com or at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.
More Info: http://www.cobbenergycentre.com.
When/Where: Saturday, 8 a.m.; Marietta Town Square, Marietta.
Why Go: The event is open to all, and all proceeds will be used to benefit the ongoing community projects that are sponsored by the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta. The race is now a Peachtree qualifier. 5K begins at 8 a.m., 1K at 8:45 A.M, Tot Trot at 9.
Pricing: $30; $15 for the Tot Trot.
More Info: http://www.georgiarunnner.com.
When/Where: Saturday, 7-11 p.m.; Paulding Gymnastics, 106 Greystone Power Blvd., Dallas
Why Go: The event allows parents to have a night out while children enjoy
free gym time, dinner and a movie.
Pricing: $20 per child pre-registered; drop ins are welcome but are $25 per child. Sibling discounts apply.
More Info: http://pauldinggymnastics.com or 770-445-5525.
When/Where: Weekly on Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.; 1550 E. Paulding Drive, Dallas.
Why Go: Children ages 6 to 13 can experience the style of artists and cultures throughout history while increasing awareness of different kinds of art by using papers, canvas, acrylics and clay.
More Info: http://www.paulding.gov or 770-505-3885.
When/Where: Weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.; Paulding County Public Library, 1010 East Memorial Drive, Dallas.
Why Go: The price is nice—free—and the event is open to all.
More Info: http://www.wgrl.net/Branches/Dallas/PCPL.htm or 770-445-5680.