Weekend Fun, July 24 – 26


Movies at the Mable. Gates open at 7:30, movie starts at dusk, Mable House Complex. You can bring your own food or purchase from concessions. Movie: How to Train Your Dragon 2.



Special Events

Cobb County Fishing Rodeo at Lost Mountain Park. 9am – 11am, Powder Springs. Cobb PARKS’ Natural Resource Management unit will be hosting the ‘Annual Fishing Rodeo’ at Lost Mountain Park. This free event is for ages 3 – 16 and kids will be divided into 4 age groups: 3–6, 7–9, 10–12 and 13–16. Trophies will be awarded for the most fish caught in each age group as well as the five biggest fish overall.

Saturday Morning Live! 9:30am and 11am, Strand Theatre. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is offering a series of free live performances for kids on Saturday mornings. The Saturday Morning Live series runs every Saturday through July. Saturday Morning Live is always free for everyone to attend, so bring the whole family! This week: Come along for a rocking dino adventure with Diggery and save the human race. The show has incredible props including large interactive animated characters, dinosaur bones, a giant dinosaur egg and beautiful puppets. Combined with intriguing magic and rocking music, this is the Story Ship’s most memorable adventure.

Kidgits Back to School Event. 1-3pm on the Lower Level Belk Wing of Town Center Mall. DJ Rick will be there to lead the kids (and parents) in fun dance and music activities Also, giveaways, spin the wheel and other fun activities. Wear your Kidgits shirt, or your school t-shirt to get an extra prize (while supplies last).

Smyrna Public Library Summer Reading Finale Party. 11am – 1pm.  Celebrate the hero in you at our summer reading program finale.  Make a hero craft, take a hero challenge, and have a hero of a time!  There will be ice cream from the Friends of Smyrna Library, face painting, a used book sale, and a few surprises.

Marietta Movie in the Park. 7pm, movie starts after dark, Laurel Park. Come and celebrate the end of Summer with us for a “Movie in the Park”.  Part of the B98.5 FM’s “B at the Movies” series, Marietta is once again proud to host this wonderful event. Admission is free. Movie: Home.

The Regulars

Smyrna Fresh Produce Market. 8am – 12pm. Smyrna First Baptist Parking Lot.

Marietta Square Farmers Market. 10am – 1pm, year round. Marietta Square.

Michaels Kids’ Club. 10am, 10:30, 11, 11:30. All Michaels locations. Drop in and create a craft (themes vary by week). $2 for 30 minutes + supplies. Recommended age: 3+. This week’s theme: Button Frame.

Jitterbug Performing Arts. In addition to their ongoing classes, Jitterbug offers several drop in classes per week. This Saturday’s schedule is:
10am – Storytime (Interactive storytelling for ages 18 months+) $5
11am – Princess Training (Flux classes are for those potty trained – 8 years old) $15

Drop-In Art Classes at Vinings School of Art. Time varies, see below. $15/hour, all supplies included.
Toddler/Pre-K: 10am – 11am
Younger Child (5-7): 11am – noon
Older Child (6 – 10):  10am – 11am
Older Child (7 – 12): 11am – noon

Free Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma. The Avenue at East Cobb. 10am. Theme – DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches. Ages 5-13.

Barnes & Noble Storytime. 11am. Cumberland location.



Color Me Free 5K Color Run. 8am, Jim Miller Park.  Join Georgia Cares in its first annual “Color Me Free” 5k! Get ready to be doused in colored paint throughout the course of your run (don’t worry, it is washable!). Don’t forget to wear white so your colors will show! Georgia Cares is the single, statewide coordinating non-profit agency connecting services and treatment care for child victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking. Register here. Fee is $45 for 5K run/walk.


Summertime Links:

Summer Fun for Under $10

Summer Camp Guide – there’s still space available at many of these!

Summer Reading Programs

Poole’s Mill Park – last summer we visited this great park with creek access. Info and photos are shared here if you’re interested!

DIY Giant Bubbles!

Reasons for Swim Lessons


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A New Orleans girl turned Georgia peach and stay at home mom to 2 daughters. Before taking the leap into full time mothering, I worked at at an Atlanta-based advertising agency. I have lived in Smyrna for almost 10 years and am still not sure how I managed to find a job more chaotic and unpredictable than advertising.