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Grab & Go Kids Planner

Make it a healthy weekend with your kids at several events focused on wellness

HAVE FUN AT THE 2011 KIDS’ WHEEL AND RUN

Where/When: Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, Saturday, October 22, registration starts at 8 a.m./event is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Why go: Benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, this event offers a little of everything for kids and health, including: a kids’ one-miler race, a 5K family fun run-walk, wheel (for all ages), an obstacle course for kids 6 and under and more. In lieu of a registration fee, donations will be accepted.

Pricing: Free, but you must register to get the free t-shirt and other giveaways: www.­kidswhee­landrun.­com/­bcbsga.

 

LEARN MORE AT A YOUTH HEALTH FAIR

Where/When: The Gallery at South Dekalb, 2801 Candler Rd., Atlanta, Saturday, October 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Why go: The Ryan Cameron Foundation’s 4th Annual Healthy, Stronger, Living Longer Health Fair is this weekend at South DeKalb, providing a year’s worth of medical services in one day. There will be free testing, workshops that target the youth of Atlanta, with each participant going home with information and an in-home gym that consists of a hula hoop and a jump rope.

Pricing: Free/for more information: www.­ryanca­meron.­org.

 

ATTEND A SCIENCE WONDERSHOP

Where/When: , 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., NW, Atlanta, Sunday, October 23, 1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. (this event runs through December 18th – see www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org for more information)

Why go:  The Science Wondershop is geared towards kids 8 and under, with Brian “Dr. Science” Williams getting your children involved in science with hands-on activities. Registration is required: 404-527-3693.

Pricing: Free for members/included with museum admission price for non-members.

 

PARTICIPATE IN TODDLER THURSDAYS

Where/When: Woodruff Arts Center: High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, Thursday, October 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Why go: Each week, there will be a new theme for Toddler Thursdays, and this week, it’s the color brown. So, grab your toddler and get to the museum to have fun. The bonus: no registration is required for this creative activity with your children.

Pricing: Free for members/free with museum admission.

 

GET IN ON A “RED RIBBON” EVENT

Where/When: , 265 Park Avenue West, NW, Atlanta, Thursday, October 20, 10 a.m.

Why go: This annual substance abuse awareness and prevention campaign is celebrated across Georgia and the nation in October, so join the Governor’s Red Ribbon statewide kickoff in the amphitheater at Centennial Olympic Park, as they work toward a world with drug free high schools. The fun starts with a Red Ribbon parade, led by elementary schools, followed by youth of all ages dancing, singing, stepping, reading poetry and using visual arts to demonstrate living drug free lives.

Pricing: Free

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