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 free concert, a trip to the Statehouse and much more!
SATURDAY, JULY 17: POP IN FOR FAMILY FUN
Explore the Marietta Museum of History with family fun activities. Take home a craft to make of this month’s theme. Not to be missed is a delightful collection of Boy/Girl Scout memorabilia recounting a century of adventures!
Cost: $5/person; $20/max.
Location: Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta 30060
For more info: https://www.mariettahistory.org/pop-in-for-family-fun
SUNDAY, JULY 18: 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/places-to-go/d-h-stanton-park/
MONDAY, JULY 19: 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
TUESDAY, JULY 20; 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-12pm and 4-6pm.
Location: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 460 Rockbridge Road NW, Lilburn 30047
For more info: https://www.baps.org/atlanta
WEDNESDAY, JULY 21: 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.
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 22: MARSHMALLOW TOOTHPICK BUILD
Use marshmallows and toothpicks to engineer, design, and build unique structures. How tall can you build yours?
Cost: Free; Registration required 770-528-2331
Location: Switzer Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta 30060
FRIDAY, JULY 23: CONCERT ON THE LAWN
The band has earned a reputation throughout the southeast as the source for the authentic Allman Brothers Band sound. Rigged with vintage equipment, they interpret the Allman catalog in such a way that these songs written in the ’60s and ’70s come alive again. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Food and drink is available on site, or bring your own. Only alcoholic beverages sold on site are allowed.
Time: Gates open at 5pm; Show starts at 7:30pm.
Location: City Springs Lawn, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs 30328