Amidst the flurry of Thanksgiving recipe-testing and prepping the home to host guests, we’ve gathered a collection of pumpkin-smashing, almost-Christmas events to get you out of the house for a little while. Take the kids to experience a live performance, learn about human rights, or simply gaze at the moon. Those moments together are what we’re most thankful for, anyway.
Need some time away from the kids? Looking to get some holiday shopping done? Drop the kids off at PWAT Dunwoody and we’ll take care of the fun! We’ll have a paint class, snack time and a movie. Only $35 per child! Event time is 11AM – 2PM.
Join us Wednesday, November 22 from 6PM – 8PM for family fun! Get ready for Thanksgiving as we paint “Turkey Lurkey”! This art is perfect for the whole family! The kids will love it, and you will too!
This thrilling new traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. Kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power and the five senses. It’s sure to be a super-duper-ooper-schmooper good time! Themed daily programming during Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! will occur September 16 – January 15, 2018.
Come face-to-nose with one of the world’s most feared predators in the new temporary exhibition opening October 23 at Georgia Aquarium, “SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry.” National Geographic Explorer and award-winning photojournalist Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater exploring the world’s ocean with a camera to show why sharks need to be protected and appreciated as an integral species within our ecosystem.
Do you want to know why so many people are feeling better, loosing weight and have increased amounts of energy incorporating a Paleo lifestyle?
In this class you will learn:
What is Paleo and why is it so popular.
-Effects of gluten, grain, dairy, sugar on the body.
-What types of foods to eat and how easy it is to incorporate.
-Gut health inflammation – which foods to stay away from and what foods can help
-Controlling and even curing autoimmune disease with Paleo
-Quick, easy and delicious Paleo recipes.
-How to stay Paleo during the holidays.
You’ll receive information to take with you and should come prepared to sample yummy Paleo sides and desserts.
Registration in advance required.
Join us at the V for a magic carpet ride! In this dazzling fantasy based on the Arabian Nights folktale, street urchin Aladdin comes into possession of a magic lamp and uses its power to woo a princess; as the lamp’s wisecracking Genie, Robin Williams is at his stream-of-consciousness best. Free with RSVP. Bottomless mimosas ($18/person) for the adult kids! Tickets are not available for FREE shows. For seating at a FREE show, please make reservations for the appropriate time at www.venkmans.com (see “Reservations”), or by calling 470-225-6162. Multiple Saturdays in November.
Join Us for the inaugural PUP Culture Fest in Grant Park for a fun & exciting experience that you can bring your fur-baby to and enjoy all the aspects of an outdoor festival – Music, Food, Drinks, Vendors Market and more!
You’re invited to join a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival and Parade on Buford Highway on Saturday, November 4. We will have a community altar (ofrenda) exhibition and contest, a night market, face painting, children’s crafts and activities, and a procession after sunset.
Join us on the first Saturday of every month for Puppet Pop Up! These interactive carts offer an in-depth, hands-on experience with different puppetry traditions from around the world. Get an up-close look at the international puppets from our education collection, touch the variety of materials used to build puppets, and learn something new about puppetry from around the world. Included with Museum admission.
Feed your mind and spirit through our Grey Owl Book Club. We will select a book every quarter and host a get together at the studio to discuss, enjoy some snacks and meet new friends.
This event is free.
“The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” by Don Miguel Ruiz.
This powerful little book offers a code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.
Book discussion will take place November 6th from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sign up in advance: https://goo.gl/ZAdj86
Link to book: https://goo.gl/rY4nvQ
Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday film that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, Rudolph and his friends (including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster) take the stage. You won’t want to miss it!
Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light — meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories; the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. Admission $5, parking $5.
The inaugural Downtown Daffodil Dash 5K run and walk is part of the international award-winning Downtown Daffodil Project. This race and fun run will allow participants to tour some of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, newest developments, and most iconic landmarks. After the race, participate in the Daffodil Project – which honors the lives of children past and present who face humanitarian crises – by planting a bulb in Woodruff Park.
Give your favorite stuffed animal the night of a lifetime at Little Shop! Bring them by on Saturday, November 11 between 5 and 8pm. We will have a fun slumber party with them and take lots of pictures! On Sunday, come by anytime between 10am and noon to pick up your friend AND a flash drive full of adorable photos from the sleepover. There is a limit of one stuffed animal per child, and the cost to participate is $5. Come in or call us at 404-373-6300 to sign up today!
Join us for a fun and healthy girl’s night out!
Doors open at 6:00 PM and belly dance session with Susu Ali starts at 6:20 PM. After getting your workout dancing and competing for prizes, we’ll take you through a gentle stretch and closing meditation to wrap up the evening.
Light and healthy refreshments will be provided.
Take advantage of special savings on belly dance class packs and retail at the event.
Saturday, November 11 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Advance price: $20
Day of event: $25
Purchase tickets in advance: https://goo.gl/h85SXz
These are the final opportunities to paddle with us until April 2018. We’ll take in the vibrant colors of the trees before they fade into winter. Paddle quietly along the Chattahoochee River, taking in the sounds of the river and its wildlife. Registration required; ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 CNC Members (per person).
For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.
On the second Sunday of each month we offer free admission for all visitors and special family-friendly programming from 1 to 4 p.m.
With the daily stresses of everyday life of work, sitting in front of the computer, traffic, kids, etc. our breathing becomes shallow and most of us breath using only the top portions of our lungs. No wonder heart disease is the number 1 killer in America!
In this class you will learn the qualities of good breathing.
Learn how to use your diaphragm to deepen your breath, open up your heart, calm your mind, relieve stress, release energy blocks and sleep better.
You will be guided through several exercises for active breath work and then we will go even deeper with a 45 minute guided visual meditation to open up and balance out the chakras.
Wear comfortable loose clothing and avoid eating a heavy meal 30 minutes before class.
Sunday, November 12 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Early Bird Pricing:$25 before Nov 5th
Advance sign up required: https://goo.gl/GCwk3J
Take a ‘dip’ into Georgia Aquarium with your toddler, without the time or cost commitment of our General Admission ticket. Bring your little one on a fun and educational adventure in Georgia Aquarium’s Oceans Ballroom with views of beluga whales or whale sharks and manta rays. During each 1.5 hour experience, children will meet and learn about an approachable animal during a special introduction to marine life, enjoy a costumed character appearance, story time, craft activities and a small snack. Each month will feature a different animal encounter and theme.
Magic Monday is a monthly program for toddlers and preschoolers. Each program has a unique theme, and includes a guided exploration of one of our award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, or Goizueta Gardens, as well as demonstrations, arts and crafts projects, and story time. November’s theme is Fall Frenzy. Explore the season of autumn. Wander through our gardens to see all the different colored leaves, help build a scarecrow, and have fun with cool seasonal hands on activities.
Family Yoga will incorporate a variety of music, themes, movement, games, relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, individual yoga poses, and opportunities for creative expression.
Families practice at their own pace as they learn to honor themselves and others in non-competitive ways.
No experience necessary.
Friday, November 17 at 6 PM – 7 PM
Non Members: $8 per child/adult
Register in advance: https://goo.gl/AKqQYk
Enjoy a slate of festive activities, including Music & Movement, a Mini-Musical, Special Storytime, Super Spectacular Science Show, Science Bar, Art Studio and more!
Come revel in the profound beauty and history of one of the most magnificent places in Georgia during the monthly Highlights & Insights Tour at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Every fourth Saturday, docents will guide visitors on a remarkable journey through a place filled with purpose as visitors discover the spiritual landscape where Trappist monks live, work, and pray in a community cloistered from the outside world. Tickets are $12 for participants ages 13 and over; children 12 and younger are free. Pre-registration is required and tickets can be purchased at http://monasterytours.bpt.me.
Bring the whole family for a day of performances, art-making, and story time. Free with admission!
This special aerial class involves the use of hammocks that are ~6 inches off the ground to serve as a prop for traditional yin and restorative poses. We will end with an extended guided relaxation and savasana in the hammock at the end of class.
Space is limited to 8.
Cost is $30
Sign up in advance: https://goo.gl/LZAMBq