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Super Kids Save the World at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Super Kids Save the World at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

The newest feature exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is soaring into town to give families the power to “go green!” Super Kids Save the World, an educational traveling exhibit designed with “green” materials and practices, will be featured in Atlanta February 7 through May 3 to teach children the importance of practicing eco-friendly habits in the community.

Super Kids Save the Word is sure to be a family favorite as our next featured exhibit,” said Jane Turner, executive director of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “It's the ordinary, day-to-day tasks that really make a difference when caring for the environment, and that is exactly what this exhibit demonstrates for both children and parents. Plus, the hands-on components, engaging activities and focus on pretend play directly align with our museum’s mission to spark imagination and inspire discovery for children.”

Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces January programming

Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces January programming

ATLANTA – The Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to jumpstart the New Year with a full month of PLAY! Whether they are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or cooking up a storm with the “Cooking with Colors” series, children can start 2015 off right – through the power of play!

Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for January 2015.

 

Feature Exhibit: “Outside the Box”

Available through January 25, 2015*

*Families can continue thinking “outside of the box” through the New Year! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta announced extended the dates for Outside the Box – now available through Sunday, January 25!

Keeping kids’ minds sharp over winter break

Keeping kids’ minds sharp over winter break

By Megan Nellen, Lower School Principal at The Walker School

1. Community Service: Use the break to plan community service ideas for the coming year. Kids can write flyers and notes asking neighbors to save and donate any holiday décor they plan on tossing out to be used next year for a family without a tree or decorations. Children of all ages can help make and deliver sandwiches for a homeless mission or shelter or make cards and pictures for a local nursing home.

2. Reuse, Recycle, Entertain: Collect leftover boxes, ribbons and paper and have your kids use them to build a robot or make a game. Each year at The Walker School second graders use cardboard to make arcade games.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta to ring in 2015 with Noon Year’s Eve Ball

Children’s Museum of Atlanta to ring in 2015 with Noon Year’s Eve Ball

ATLANTA – 10…9…8…7… The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is counting down to the “noon year” for 2015!

On Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 11:30 a.m., families are invited to celebrate with the fourth annual Noon Year’s Eve Ball! Children can join the Museum’s very own Princess and Prince as they ring in the “noon year,” followed by a celebratory dance party!

Due to the popularity of Noon Year’s Eve, guests are asked to plan accordingly. General advance ticket purchase is highly recommended to ensure entrance into the Museum. Members interested in visiting the Museum should reserve tickets online. Space is limited to a first come basis for the Noon Year’s Eve program, so families are encouraged to arrive early.

Fulton County Fire Rescue provides guidelines to prevent holiday fire hazards

Fulton County Fire Rescue provides guidelines to prevent holiday fire hazards

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- As residents string up the lights and ignite the candles, the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department encourages everyone to keep fire safety in mind.

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), fires involving Christmas trees caused more than $16 million in property damage per year between 2004 and 2008. Holiday lights and other decorative lighting caused more than $8 million dollars in property damage per year over that same time period.

Fulton County, community partners to provide for children in need

Fulton County, community partners to provide for children in need

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Department of Aging and Youth will host the “2014 Community Cares” Christmas Celebration on Friday, Dec. 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event will feature an evening of family fun and distribution of toys. The Metro Family Fun Center is located at 1959 Metropolitan Parkway SW.

Community partners supporting the event with entertainment, food, resources and giveaways include Fulton County Aging and Youth Department, Office of Children and Youth, Walmart, Music Education Group, Treasure Chest, Inc., NFL Players Association, local fraternities and sororities and other community sponsors.

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules: