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 p.m.
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 a.m.
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 p.m.
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 at Atlantic Station
Saturday, Mar. 21, 1 p.m.
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)
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival
March 21-22, 2015
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission, but $5 parking
Ga. International Horse Park, Conyers
The City of Conyers presents the 34th Annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival on March 21 and 22, 2015 at the Georgia International Horse Park (Rain or Shine). The Cherry Blossom Festival originated as a way to encourage cultural understanding and friendship through international music, dance, games, food and crafts. The festival offers multiple stages for continuous entertainment, over 300 booths consisting of arts and crafts vendors, various children's activities and civic and nonprofit organizations. Join the Pink Out! Wear the cherry blossom colors (pink and green) or decorate your stroller or wagon and be picked during the festival by a judge to win prize! Large, interactive children's area filled with moonwalks, rockwalls, obstacle courses; live band or dance group performances ; Scavenger Hunt to win a fun festival prize; Ultimate Air Dog Show; Atlanta Puppet Show. There is a $5 charge for one day parking or an $8 parking pass for attend both days of the festival. There is no admission fee. No pets allowed. www.conyerscherryblossomfest.com
Macon International Cherry Blossom Festival
March 19-April 5, 2015
Cost: Variable, depending on events
This city-wide festival fills 10 days with events, concerts, exhibits, arts and crafts, hot air balloons and more against a backdrop of more than 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees; the most in the world! The Pink on Pink Parade gets underway March 22, 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.cherryblossom.com or call (478) 330-7050.
Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival
March 27, 2015
Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319
Three-day Festival includes live entertainment, Children's Village, Pet World with the original Stunt Dog Show, and some of Atlanta's most popular food vendors. Serving as a backdrop for all the activities are the park's cherry blossom trees, symbols of peace and good will.
Visit www.brookcherryfest.org for event schedule and details or call 404-637-0516. Follow on Twitter @brookcherryfest | #brookcherry2015