We have a whole bunch of new to-dos for you and your kids to explore this week as the summer of Frugal FunMom continues. As always, we’ve kept the events very cheap or, our personal favorite, FREE! Get the whole family off the couch this week and have a new adventure every day!
SATURDAY, JUNE 9
Little Diggers Family Gardening Series: Fragrant Flowers and Herbs. Gardening Series about the fascinating world of horticulture and gardening, presented by Heritage Sandy Springs in partnership with the North Fulton Master Gardeners and in cooperation with UGA Extension in Fulton County. Best suited for kids ages 6-10 with accompanying adult. Bring your sense of smell to the market! Smell and touch fragrant flowers and herbs, then plant an herb to grow at home. Learn about herbs and how they are used in cooking and aromatherapy.
Where: Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, 220 Mt Vernon Highway at City Springs.
Roswell Lavender Festival. Kids Crafts from 11am-2:30pm. Free admission . Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell 30075.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10
High Museum Family Fun Day. Family Fun Day at the High Museum for June is themed Tales and Tails. Fuel your imagination this summer with the power of reading! Immerse yourself in Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic. This playful, multi-sensory exhibition explores the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh, one of the most adored fictional characters of all time. Explore many activities themed around this classic tale.
Time: 12-5pm, with special programming 1-4pm
Where: 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta 30309.
For more info: https://high.org/Program/second-sundays/
MONDAY, JUNE 11
Hansel & Gretel Gourmet Candy Kitchen Factory Tour
In a village where one might expect typical tourist fare, there is a remarkable candy kitchen that produces some of the finest hand-crafted chocolates & candies in Georgia. Hansel & Gretel has established itself as a serious manufacturer of incredibly delicious chocolates, the best peanut and pecan brittle you’ve ever tasted, and more than 100 other candies.
Cost: Free (everyone gets a treat at the end of the tour)
Time: Call to schedule, 800-524-3008, please give 24-hour notice.
Where: 8078 Main Street, Helen 30545.
For more info: http://www.hanselandgretelcandykitchen.com/tour
TUESDAY, JUNE 12
Family Creek Stomp. Take a hike where you can walk a section of a creek in search of aquatic organisms and improve the habitat and water quality by picking up the litter along the way. The location is ideal for shallow wading. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Please register for the event at water_RSVP@cobbcounty.org.
Where: Nickajack Creek, Marietta. Meet at the Silver Comet staging area/parking pavilion on Concord Road. This section of Concord Road is between South Cobb Drive and Hicks Road. Some maps show this as part of Heritage Park. Enter map coordinates 33.852499, -84.557889 into a GPS or a map’s search engine to pinpoint the meeting location.
For more info/RSVP: water_RSVP@cobbcounty.org
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
Mice Tours: Etta Spies with Her Little Eye. Tours will be offered to toddlers from age 3 to 5 and their parents. The purpose of the tours is to introduce toddlers to history through very basic concepts like shapes, sounds, games, tools and jobs. Museum Mascots Murray and Etta are whimsical cartoon mice that will help convey the themes for the tours and provide a little fun. The tours will offer a variety of activities including story time and crafts.
They require that you reserve a spot for your toddler by calling their office Monday-Friday from 10-4 at 770-794-5710. Reserving a spot will allow the staff to have enough items for the crafts.
Cost: $5/family (1 adult, 3 kids)
Where: Marietta History Museum, 1 Depot Street, Marietta 30060.
For more info: http://www.mariettahistory.org/event-categories/mice-tours
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum. A great new addition to Alpharetta’s history is this permanent collection of artifacts and interpretative displays that bring Alpharetta’s heritage to life. Listen to the rich stories of the descendants of Alpharetta families, view artifacts and memorabilia contributed by many local residents.
Time: Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:30pm; Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Where: Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta 30009
For more info: https://www.alpharetta.ga.us/about/history or 678-297-6000
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
Take a Bike Ride on the Silver Comet Trail. Situated along nearly 13 miles of abandoned railroad tracks in south Cobb County, the multi-use Silver Comet Trail is dotted with pocket parks, gorgeous scenery and four trailheads with ample parking.
Where: Silver Comet Trail, 4582 Mavell Rd, Smyrna 30082.