The joys of homework. Most of us remember homework as children. When I was a kid, I got off the bus, enjoyed a Little Debbie Oatmeal Pie, watched an episode of Scooby-Doo and got to work. I didn’t mind homework too much, but math word problems were the bane of my childhood existence. “If Sally drives North at 45 mph and Johnny drives South at 75 mph, when will their best friend David get to Dairy Queen?” Seriously? I didn’t have time for such questions. I had bikes to ride and creeks to walk before dinner! Today it seems like homework, special projects and yes, those wonderful math world problems have taken over our kids’ afternoons. But alas there is hope! This weekend is overflowing with events for children and much-needed relief from the homework blues. So get your Griswold on, pack the family in the station wagon, and head out to one of these fun, spring events!
Close to home, the amazing Asante Children’s Choir is performing at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Conyers. Performing African and American worship music, African Folk Songs, drum music and vibrant dance, these children from East Africa will inspire you with their bright smiles and joy! For another fun and educational event, dress your kids up as their favorite Super and head over to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta for Superhero Science Saturday. For the younger children in your world, Sugarloaf Mills is hosting the Easter Eggstravaganza with Easter themed games, crafts and activities. When the kids are tuckered out and the grown-ups need some fun, the 6th Annual Beer Carnival at Atlantic Station is waiting with craft beers, food trucks, rides, games and music.
Asante Children’s Choir Performance
Friday, Mar. 20, 7:00pm
Don’t miss the Asante Children’s Choir’s performance of the “Jericho….moving forward” tour at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Conyers. The Choir will perform traditional African and American worship music, as well as African Folk Songs, drum music and vibrant dance. Many of the children in the choir are orphans or have parents who are unable to provide for them. These children will inspire you with their bright smiles and the joy of their hope!
Superhero Science Saturday
Saturday, Mar. 21, 11:00
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superhero Science Saturday at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. As part of the Atlanta Science Festival, this afternoon event provides plenty of learning and fun! Put on your favorite cape and head on over for chemical reactions, robotics, and a special show with Professor Labcoat.
Simon Kidgits Club Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, Mar. 21, 2:00pm
Cost: Free for members, $5 to join membership
It’s an Easter Eggstravaganza! Hop into spring and bring the kids for Easter themed crafts, activities and games at the Sugarloaf Mills food court. The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for young children, ages 3-8.
Beer Carnival @ Atlantic Station
Saturday, Mar. 21, 1:00pm
Cost: $30 and up
Get a sitter and head out to the 6th Annual Beer Carnival at Atlantic Station. Over 52 breweries and over 140 types of beer will be featured at this year’s event. In addition to the beer samplings, there will be some of Atlanta’s best food trucks, carnival rides, games and DJ music all day. So bring your friends and enjoy a fabulous spring day event. (21 and older only please)