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Family-Friendly Events This Week

From feeding frogs to a musical spider, enjoy this Spring Break week with these...

Family Bets

When/Where: On Saturday from 8:30am to 12:00pm in Burbanck Park at the corner of Clifton & Oxford Roads.
Why Go:  Join your neighbors and do a little family volunteering by helping to bring the park out of winter and into springtime glory.  
Pricing:  Free.


When/Where: Through Sunday at the .
Why Go:  It’s a big Spring Break week at the Botanical Garden and a great time to visit. Along with the pure pleasure of the amazing abundance of Spring blooms, walking through the treetops, and the fun to be had in the Children’s Garden, here are some family-friendly highlights: 

  • Through Friday, daily Storybook Time at 10:30am in the Children’s Garden Amphitheater.
  • Also through Friday, join an Amphibian Specialist in the Fuqua Conservatory lobby for a Frog Talk at 10 a.m. or for Frog Care at 11 a.m. (Frog feeding also occurs on Saturday at 11:00am.)
  • On Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 4:00pm, the Chattahoochee Unit of The Herb Society of America will hold its annual plant sale. After you have fun in the garden with your children, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase rare and unusual herbs and specialty crafts.  Society Members will also give herbal demonstrations and will be able to answer your questions.

Pricing: Events are included with Atlanta Botanical Garden Admission.


When/Where:  Saturday & Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the .
Why/Go:  Just up the road in Decatur’s Oakhurst,  this promises to be a terrific plant sale.  While you will enjoy the sale featuring garden related speaker sessions and well over 100 types of vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, perennials, native plants and succulents for sale, your children will love visiting with the chickens and playing in Ox - the garden’s adobe playhouse.
Pricing: Free to attend. Plant prices will vary.


When/Where: Sunday at 4:00pm at Emory University in the Reception Hall.
Why Go: Family Concerts at the Carlos are a fantastic way to introduce children of all ages to chamber music. The concerts are performed by The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and/or special guest artists.
  This Family Concert features composer Valerie von Pechy Whitcup's original tale performed by the Serafin String Quartet and narrator Richard Prior.
Pricing: $4.00. Children under three are free.
*The Carlos Museum is also hosting Spring Break Art Weekith events all day on Wednesday and Friday.  The events are included with Museum admission, are appropriate for children ages 5 years old and up, and no pre-registration is required.

When/Where: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Turner Field.
Why Go:  All of you with little-leaguers already know that it is baseball season!  The Braves are taking on the Philadelphia Phillies for the Home Opener on Friday evening with a fireworks show to follow the game.  On Sunday, Braves alumni will sign autographs in Fan Plaza before the game, and children under 14 years of age will be invited to run the bases after the game.  And don’t forget that the Braves Museum and Hall of Fame (at Aisle 134 with $2.00 admission) is open two and a half hours before each game - a  great way to celebrate the start of MLBseason with your littlest sluggers.
Pricing:  Single seat $1.00 - $80.00 or try the Chevron Family Value Plan: 4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 Cokes, a Braves yearbook, a parking pass and a $5 Chevron Gift Card for as low as $69.00.

Enjoy your weekend!


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