This morning on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta we met Popeye from Noah’s Ark. Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center is one of the many free activities featured in Field Trips w/Sue’s book 100+ Free Things to do in Atlanta.
In less than a month, my children, like many in Georgia, will be out of school for the summer. It’s time to begin planning those lazy summer days by the pool and mixing in a few activities to get the kids away from the TV and video games. All you need to know to have a fun, and affordable summer is in the Field Trips with Sue book 100+ Free Things to do in Atlanta (hint: order online here). This morning on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta, I talked about a few of my favorite entries in the book and how you can have fun with the kids this summer for free.
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The High Museum of Art has lots of family friendly for Toddlers to Teens based on the latest exhibit Frida & Diego.
I know most folks have already had spring break, but ours starts on Friday. I can’t wait. I don’t have any big field trips planned, but I’m looking forward to a slower grind. I know after next week, it’s a mad dash to the end of school and our summer is already booked with lacrosse tournaments up and down the East coast. It will be nice to hang out with friends next week on the beach at St. Simons. I’ve gotten some great recommendations on things to do and places to eat from fans of Field Trips with Sue on Facebook. If you aren’t a fan, join now. I get some great ideas from the group.
If you’re looking for something to do here in Atlanta the next few weeks, the High Museum of Art has a terrific line up for families with kids from Toddlers to Teens. It’s all based on the latest exhibit Frida & Diego. Here’s a list of upcoming fun.
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Visit the High Museum of Art Sunday’s through May for bilingual family tours and projects.
What: Domingos de Aventuras en Arte (Sunday Art Adventures)
Where: High Museum of Art
When: Every Sunday, through May 12, 2103 from 1 – 4 pm
Cost: Free with Museum admission. Free for members.
I love the High Museum of Art and it’s one of the places I would recommend highly for friends visiting Atlanta with kids. In addition to fantastic exhibits, they have wonderful programming for the entire family. We’ve enjoyed Toddler Thursdays, playing in the Greene Family Gallery, and checking out the Discovery Backpacks. I even left the kids at home and went with girlfriends to a fantastic wine tasting. This spring, the High Museum is hosting through May, a series of family friendly Sunday Art Adventures. The Domingos de Aventuras en Arte are bilingual tours and workshops for families based on their latest exhibit Frida and Diego.
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The National Tour of Million Dollar Quartet (Photo by Paul Natkin)
What: Million Dollar Quartet
Where: Fox Theatre
When: March 12 – 17, 2013
Cost: Prices begin at $30 + tax and fees (discount tickets available from Goldstar)
I love musical theatre and have really enjoyed those based on true stories of musical acts like Jersey Boys and Dream Girls. Million Dollar Quartet isn’t about a specific group, but a specific evening. It’s got a super soundtrack to remind you of your great evening too. Here’s a description from the promoter.
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What: The Atlanta Opera 24-Hour Opera Project Showcase When: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at 7 pm Where: The Atlanta Opera Center | 1575 Northside Dr., Bldg. 300, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA 30318 Cost: Free
The Atlanta Opera is hosting a 24-Hour Opera Project Showcase on Jan. 26. Selected composers, lyricists, stage directors and [...]
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This morning was a Field Trips with Sue day on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta.With all the snow talk this week, combine with the fact that January is Learn to Ski month, we focused our first segment of Field Trips with Sue on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta on Ski deals. For our second segment, we stayed closer to home talking about things to do in Atlanta for MLK weekend and the next two weeks. Many of these activities are Free! Here’s more details on what we discussed, as well as a link to the actual video segments (just in case you weren’t glued to your TV in the wee hours of the morning.
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Get in line by early to avoid the crowds at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Balloon Inflation
What: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Where: Columbus Ave. and West 79th St. New York City, NY When: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 3 – 10 pm Cost: FREE Photos: For More Photos of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade [...]
Core’s Lunchtime in the Studio is a chance to get up close and see how contemporary dance is crafted.
What: Watch Atlanta Dance at Core Lunchtime in the Studio
Where: Core Studios, 139 Sycamore St., Decatur Square
When: Nov. 15, Jan. 17, March 7, May 9
Cost: Free (and the first 40 people get lunch too!)
CORE’s Lunchtime in the Studio series is a free and fun way to introduce kids to watching dance performance, while adults can enjoy the dance too, along with some creatively and intellectually stimulating discussion. CORE welcomes the public into CORE Studios for this informal “get to know us” event, and you get free lunch, too!
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The Abbey Church at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers Ga.
What: Monastic Heritage Center
Where: Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30094
When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: Free (Suggested donation of $5 for the museum)
Photos: To view more photos of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, view our virtual tour or visit Field Trips with Sue on Facebook
You don’t have to be Catholic to visit the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Ga. In fact, the resident monks welcome everyone, regardless of religion. What surprised me most when we visited the Monastery was that the monastic life principles, prayer, work, silence, solitude and community, are something we all need. That and the monks themselves are regular guys. Men who even though they’ve traded in lives as a tech professional on Wall Street or a school teacher on Main Street, are still pretty in-touch with the world outside their home.
The Monastery is located about 40 minutes east of Atlanta and adjacent to the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. A PATH walking/biking trail from the Heritage Area to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit has a completion date schedule for spring 2013. The Monastery is a fantastic destination for a family bike ride. Here’s what else you’ll find.
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Today was a Field Trips with Sue morning on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta. We talked about lots of free activities coming up this weekend, as well as some fall favorites. If you didn’t see it, here’s what you missed.
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