Archives for August 2014

Weekend Events, August 29 – 31

Saturday Smyrna Fresh Produce Market. 8am – 12pm. Smyrna First Baptist (Market Village). Michaels Kids’ Club. 10am, 10:30, 11, 11:30. All Michaels locations. Barnes & Noble Storytime. 11am. Akers Mill location. Southern Order of Storytellers Emerging Voices Storytelling Workshop. 10am – 12:30pm. Switzer Library, Marietta.  The Southern Order of Storytellers Cobb County (SOS) is presenting their 2nd annual […]

{Worth the Drive} Poole’s Mill Park

We first heard about Poole’s Mill Park from Red Tricycle Atlanta’s awesome post “Up The Creek: Where to Slip, Slide & Splash in Atlanta.” We did a little more research on the listed locations and about 48 hours later, we were on our way to Poole’s Mill Park to cool off in the shoals of […]

Crowd Safety for the Littles

Given the current heat it may be hard to believe, but the days will soon be shortening and the weather will be cooling. The new season brings a variety of fun from fall festivals to football games to crowded pumpkin patches. But if you’re the parent of young children, the crowds can be cause for more stress […]

Weekend Events, August 22-24

Friday City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival. 6pm – 10pm. Adams Park, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw. Experience the mouth-watering aroma and delicious taste of smoke-cooked barbecue, savor every heavenly bite of sweet peach desserts, and take delight in every moment of fun at the City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival. It features multiple cook-offs and […]

5 Family Favorites

Last month we started a new series at Smyrna Parent: Five Family Favorites. We’ll be sharing the 5 items that we cannot live without right now. With a total overload of products marketed for families it sometimes feels that many don’t live up to the hype. But sometimes, we find these gems that suddenly become indispensable. Smyrna Parent contributors […]

Weekend Events, August 15 – 17

Friday Free Demo Yoga Classes at The Music Studio at Vinings. 4pm and 5pm. 4895 S Atlanta Rd SE, Smyrna. Bring in your little yogis from 6-9 years old. Improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. Children will learn how to focus and center themselves with various breathing and meditation techniques. They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with […]

{Small Business Spotlight} Salt Therapy of Georgia

I first heard about Salt Therapy of Georgia from Groupon. I’m always up for trying new things, especially when it comes to new ways to relax, and I enjoy learning about natural and alternative health topics. I love JeJu Korean Spa in Gwinnett, so I thought the salt therapy room might be similar to their […]

A Spray Place for Us

Last summer, I experienced the delight of my 20-month old son discovering the sensory heaven of sprayed water at a community spray-park.  He now belongs to the great fraternity of children who have discovered water play and rate it higher than just about any other play activity, (including Play-doh)!  Our first spray-park visit was free, […]

Weekend Events, August 8 – 10

Friday All 4 Kids Consignment Sale. Jim Miller Park, Marietta. With over 600 sellers this is your stop for all kids’ clothes, gear, toys, books and more! White Water 9th Annual Duck Derby. 2pm. Six Flags White Water, Marietta. Six Flags White Water has teamed up with Georgia Special Olympics. For a donation of $5 or […]

6 New Businesses Now Open or Coming Soon to our area

It’s an exciting time in Smyrna right now. Empty retail spaces are filling up, storefronts are being redone, new signage is going up, and there is construction all around us. Two particular hot spots are old favorite Smyrna Market Village on Atlanta Road, and the under-construction Olde Ivy Village on South Cobb Drive & East-West Connector.  Here […]