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Saturday, January 14

Polar Fest - Detroit Lakes, Mi - Feb. 5 - 15, 2016

Snow Mountain Tubing and Snow-Play

when: Open select dates; see website for details

where: Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, Ga

cost: From $28/ person

ages: All ages


Skate Atlantic Station

when: Times vary, see website for details

where: Atlantic Station, SKATE Atlantic Station, Atlanta, Ga

cost: Adults $13, under 12 $10, Price includes skate rental

ages: All ages

Be enchanted by the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar, plus other favorite stories by Eric Carle, in this delightful performance with fanciful, oversized puppets!

I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle

when: Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. noon to 5 p.m.

where: Midtown, The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Ga

cost: $19.50/ adult, $12/ ages 6-17, 5 & under free

ages: All ages

Astor Rink St. Regis Atlanta

Ice Skate at The St. Regis Atlanta

when: Weekdays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Weekends from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Buckhead, Astor Holiday Rink at St. Regis Atlanta, 88 West Paces Ferry Rd, Atlanta, Ga

cost: $30/ hour, adults and $18/ hour, ages 15 and under

ages: All ages


Play the Play with Cat the Cat at The Alliance Theatre

when: Jan 14, 2017 - Feb 19

where: Midtown, The Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga

cost: From $10/ adult and $5/ ages 6-12

ages: All ages


Chinese Lantern Festival at Centennial Olympic Park

when: Sun.-Thurs. from 6-10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. from 6-11 p.m.

where: Downtown, Centennial Park District, Atlanta, Ga

cost: $18/ adults, $14/ kids

ages: All ages

Kid Ventures is partnering with internationally recognized Royal Entertainers to take your child on the adventure of a lifetime. Surprise your little one with a visit to Kid Ventures for an exclusive event, where princesses, pirates and superheroes will bring their legends to life with authentic costumes, singing, training and much more…your little ones won’t be able to get enough! Make sure you register ahead of time for these special events as space is limited and these are the hottest tickets in town! Princess Academy Your princess will enjoy a royal encounter including a sing-a-long, royal dance lessons, princess magic, polite princess lessons and a memorable photo op and autograph from the guest princess herself. September’s special princess will be the Little Mermaid. Pirate Adventure Ahoy!!! Let your child’s imagination sail off on a Pirate Adventure with Pirate Legend, Captain Jack Sparrow. Exclusive ticket includes: Pirate sword training, scalawag tug-of-war, matey’s magic from the tricky pirate, follow along on a hunt for hidden treasure and an autographed photo of the Pirate to remember the adventure! Superhero Training Amaze your child with an exclusive event featuring Superhero, Captain America. Tickets include: Superhero Academy, Skill testing obstacle course, Super Graduate Seal (tattoo) and an Autograph from the hero to remember this magnificent meeting.

Pirate Day at Fernbank

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Druid Hills, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Ga

cost: All Pirate Day activities are included with admission ($18/ adult, $16/ child, Free under 3)

ages: All ages


See Dear Edwina at Onstage Atlanta

when: Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 3 p.m.

where: Ponce, Onstage Atlanta, 2969 East Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, Ga

cost: Tickets start at $13

ages: All ages

"Disney's The Little Mermaid" WHO: Spreckels Theatre Company WHAT: "Disney's The Little Mermaid" Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater Book by Doug Wright The award-winning Spreckels Theatre Company takes audiences under the sea for the effervescent Broadway musical "Disney's The Little Mermaid." Based on Disney's animated film inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, this fishy fantasy follows the adventures of a lovable, but impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel. Despite warnings from her father, King Triton - Ariel continues to leave her father's kingdom to explore the human world and falls in love with a young man named Prince Eric. In order to be part of his world, Ariel makes a dangerous pact with the evil sea witch Ursula. Ariel finds herself (and her loved ones) trapped in Ursula's evil spell. Ariel and her sea friends prevail and love and happiness is restored in kingdoms on land and under the sea. An underwater adventure for all ages, this enchanting production features vibrant costumes, exciting choreography, theatrical surprises and favorite tunes including "Under the Sea," "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl" and "Poor Unfortunate Souls." This main stage production is presented with the new Paradyne projection system, developed by Spreckels Performing Arts Center, combining still images and animations to create multiple backdrop effects - creating a visual aesthetic that's exciting and visually surprising for audiences of the 21st Century. Starring Julianne Thompson Bretan of San Rafael as Ariel, The Little Mermaid; Jacob Bronson as Prince Eric; Mary Gannon Graham as Ursula; Fernando Siu as Flounder; Sean O'Brien as Scuttle; Robert Finney as Sebastian; Steven Barker as King Triton; and featuring a large ensemble cast of sea creatures, sailors and members of King Triton and Prince Eric's courts. Directed by Gene Abravaya Music Direction by Tina Lloyd Meals Choreography by Michella Snider Costumes by Pamela Enz WHEN: April 29 to May 22, 2016 Please note that performances for this production are at 7 p.m. and 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. Sundays and 1 p.m. Saturdays May 14 & May 21; 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19 TICKETS: $16 to $26 $16 students; $22 youth; $24 seniors; $26 general. Student Rush: Spreckels welcomes SSU and SRJC students to take advantage of its student rush price. Present student ID at the Spreckels box office 10 minutes before curtain for special admission of $12. Reservations recommended. TICKETS ONLINE: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=36249&schedule=list WHERE: Spreckels Performing Arts Center Codding Theatre, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 PHONE: 707-588-3400 For tickets, call the Spreckels Box Office at 707-588-3400. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. and one hour before showtime. WEBSITE: www.spreckelsonline.com VIDEO: https://animoto.com/play/7lhoL0ctWYVC0IOxMFto9w

The Little Mermaid at The Fox

when: Thurs. at 7:30 p.m., Fri. at 8 p.m., Sat. at 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. at 1 p.m.

where: Midtown, The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Ga

cost: From $30/ person

ages: All ages

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring seasonal nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under.

Tadpole Tales at Fernbank

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: Druid Hills, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Ga

cost: $18/ adult, $16/ ages 3-12, Free under 3

ages: Preschoolers


Hands On Atlanta Family Volunteer Opportunity

when: Volunteer times vary; check on specific opportunities by contacting Nichole Harris at nharris@handsonatlanta.org.

where: Multiple Locations, Atlanta, Ga

cost: Free

ages: Ages 5 & up


‘Magic Tree House®’ at The Children’s Museum

when: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Downtown, Children's Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW, Atlanta, Ga

cost: $14.95 (+tax). Children under 1 are free.

ages: All ages

Come out to the Save the Horses farm to celebrate Easter and horses! We will have an Easter Egg hunt, hay rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, baked goods, and local vendors. Free parking and admission. Hope to see you there!

Family Volunteer Ops at Save the Horses Rescue

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

where: Cumming, Save the Horses Rescue in Cumming, GA, 1768 Newt Green Road, Atlanta, Ga

cost: Free

ages: All Ages