Where/When: Grant Park, Cherokee Ave. SE & Milledge Ave. SE, Atlanta, Sunday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Why go: The organizers from and Atlanta Bicycle Coalition are hoping to bring families together who bike for a morning of fun with “Kidical Mass – Grant Park Bike Ride.” These rides are comfortable for those just starting out and for those who are biking on city streets for the first time, but don’t completely avoid traffic. This will be a very slow-paced ride, with bell-ringing, noise makers and waving to all who see it. All types of trail-a-bikes, longtails, bikes, trailers, tandems, trikes, and whatever rolls are welcome to participate. Organizers will give away Kidical Mass spoke cards and stickers at the ride start location at 9:30 a.m. as the group gathers.
Where/When: , 1217 Caroline St. NE, Atlanta, Thursday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m.
Why go: As part of the regular offerings, BEFORE Thanksgiving and Christmas, take a break – get your children calmed down for a change and take in a morning story time – while you can!
Where/When: Piedmont Park, 400 Park Dr. NE, Atlanta, Sunday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m.
Why go: Get over to Piedmont Park to kick off your holiday season with a horse-drawn carriage ride. There will be seasonal lights to enjoy all along the ride for families wanting to do that something special to get into the spirit of the season. BONUS: The money raised will go to the security and maintenance of the park.
Pricing: $20 per person/for more ticket information: http://www.xorbia.com/carriagerides/
Where/When: , 749 Moreland Ave. SE, Atlanta, Friday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Why go: This small neighborhood garden area, located at the intersection of Woodland and E. Confederate avenues in Ormewood Park, is called Stoney Point Park. Red Robin Group has adopted this park and is looking for help to keep it beautiful by asking that residents of all ages come and bring gardening tools, yard bags and fall plants. Kids can learn about community involvement and parents can get to know neighbors while maintaining the park.
Pricing: Free/to register or donate to this project: If you would like to volunteer with us or make a donation to the park, please contact Chelsea by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 404-254-5206 x8.
Where/When: Central Park at Atlantic Station, 261 19th St. NW, Atlanta, Saturday, Nov. 19, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Why go: Get right into the holiday spirit with the lighting of the tree at Atlantic Station in Central Park. There will be an all-day celebration for the whole family, so get the kids in the car and get over to get them all worked up about Santa and Christmas! Fireworks, winter treats, arts, crafts, music and more will entertain, as well as live reindeer.
Pricing: Free/for more information: http://www.atlanticstation.com
Where/When: L.E.A.D., a local nonprofit organization that aims to give inner-city kids a path to higher education through baseball, holds its Fifth Annual Celebrity Clinic at Turner Field Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. The clinic features Atlanta Braves' right fielder Jason Heyward, Colorado Rockies' center fielder Dexter Fowler and Milwaukee Brewers' second baseman Rickie Weeks.
Why go: L.E.A.D. — Launch. Expose. Advise. Direct. — is the country’s first instructional play program for inner-city youth. Launched in 2007 by C.J. Stewart and his wife Kelli, the nonprofit organization is aimed at positively impacting the number of inner-city middle and high school aged youth playing competitive baseball and preparing them to compete for college baseball scholarships.
Pricing: $250 per child (kids must be between 8 and 16 years of age). For more information: https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/lead/event.jsp?event=121