There’s a whole bunch of new to-dos for you and your kids to explore this week as the summer of Frugal FunMom field trips continues. As always, she’s kept the events very cheap or, our personal favorite, FREE! Keep the whole family entertained this week and have a new adventure every day!
Friday, June 19: Juneteenth (Virtual) Celebration at Oakland Cemetery
Juneteenth, which takes place annually on June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, is garnering more attention this year in light of ongoing Black Lives Matter protests. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Throughout the day, Oakland’s Facebook page and Instagram will feature Virtual tours of Oakland’s African American Burial Grounds Gullah Geechee storytelling and musical performances. Music and prayer from Reverend John Foster and the Big Bethel A.M.E. Church choir, and more.
When: All Day
For more info: https://oaklandcemetery.com/event/juneteenth-2020/
Saturday, June 20: Pop In for Fun at Marietta History Museum
The Marietta Museum of History is housed in “The Kennesaw House” –a three story historical building in downtown Marietta. on its second and third floors. This delightful tapestry of exhibits weaves together the rich cultural history of the area, including the Native Americans, the Civil War, the industrial age, WWII home-front and much more. This month’s theme is Cultures of Cobb.
Cost: $5; Max. $20/family
Location: 1 Depot Street, Suite 200, Marietta
For more info & registration: www.mariettahistory.org/pop-in-for-family-fun
Saturday, June 20: Bonus Activity: Mellow Market Night!
Check out makers showcasing their original arts, handmade crafts, and one-of-a-kind goods, plus live music 5-7 PM, pizza, beer (of course!) and extensive wine & cocktail offerings. Invite your friends, swing on by and mingle with a drink in hand while perusing tons of local wares! Eat, shop, and drink the night away under the glow of the moon and a beautiful old oak tree.
Time: 5pm – ?
Location: 935 Woodstock Road, Roswell 30075
For more info: (770) 645-8383
Sunday, June 21: Take a Walk or Bike Ride on the Silver Comet Trail
Happy Father’s Day!! Grab your dad and get out and explore the fantastic Silver Comet Trail – and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine! The Silver Comet Trail travels west through Cobb, Paulding, and Polk counties. It’s 61.5 miles long, and starts at the Mavell Road Trailhead in Smyrna, Georgia. It ends at the Georgia/Alabama state line, near Cedartown and The Esom Hill Trailhead. This quiet, non-motorized, paved trail is for walkers, hikers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, horses, dog walkers, and is wheelchair accessible. There are also many places to rent bikes near the trail.
Location: Many locations throughout West Cobb, Paulding and Polk Counties. Check the link below for the best place for you to access.
For more info: www.silvercometga.com/index.shtml
Monday, June 22: Swim at Wills Park
No neighborhood pool? No problem! Enjoy a day at Wills Park Pool. The maximum capacity has been reduced to 120 for public safety. Entry will be on a first come-first served basis. Chairs will not be available on the pool deck; you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own seating.
When: Sunday & Monday: noon-4pm; Tuesday-Saturday: noon-7pm
Cost: $8/$5 residents; under 3 free. (no cash; credit card only)
Location: Wills Park, 1815 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta
For more info: https://www.alpharetta.ga.us/government/departments/recreation-parks/facilities/park-facilities-detail/city-pool-at-wills-park
Tuesday, June 23: Take a Virtual Tour of the World of Harry Potter
Do you have a Harry Potter Fan? They can explore all the places J.K Rowling’s magic world was based on. See the London market that was the inspiration for Diagon Alley and the famous Platform 9 3/4 that whisked the witches and wizards off to Hogwarts.
Location: Your Home
For more info & to visit: Click here
Wednesday, June 24: Visit a Pick-Your-Own Blueberry Farm
Visit a pick-your-own farm and let the kids harvest to their little hearts’ content. Blueberry Garden’s is a 5-acre blueberry farm 50 miles north of Atlanta just off GA 400. U-Pick depends on weather conditions on the day of and leading up. Please check website to ensure they are picking.
When: Times and days open vary. Check website to ensure they are picking.
Location: Blueberry Garden, 5475 Crow Road, Cumming
For more info: www.blueberrygarden.org
Thursday, June 25: Gardening Program with UGA 4-H
Get into gear with gardening! Join Ms. Kathleen and Ms. Colleen from Cobb 4-H UGA Extension Office for fun activities that you can do for your own home garden. They will teach you how to make seed tape and plant labels. These gardening activities are from the Master Gardener Sprouts program. You can make the seed tape and plant labels along with them during the session! Be sure to check the link below for items needed and to register.
They will be providing optional packages of seeds and seed pods that can be picked up Tuesday prior to the event, June 23rd, from 10-12 PM and again from 4-5 PM while supplies last.
Cost: Free; Registration Required
Location: Your Home
For more info & registration: http://www.cobbcat.org/event/gardening-program-with-uga-cobb-4h-virtual-program/