Children’s Museum Family Free Day


Families are invited to enjoy an interactive Free Family Day at Children’s Museum of Atlanta on Wednesday, February 13. Presented by PNC Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation and supported by CareSource of Georgia.

Advance registration is required. Registration opens Tuesday, February 12 starting at 7 AM! Sign up for one of the following three sessions:

  • Session One: 10 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Session Two:  1 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Session Three: 4 PM – 6:30 PM

Theme: Makers! Children will explore the museum and encounter different types of maker activities, working with the Museum’s special guests and staff and learning how to design, create and build.

You will also have the opportunity to explore the Museum floor as well as the new feature exhibit Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™.

The Museum will host three additional Family Free Days throughout 2019. For more information on this special day and how to register CLICK HERE.

Atlanta Gladiators Hockey Team Education Day

The Atlanta Gladiators professional hockey team would like to invite your school to attend a special Education Day game on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:35 am. This game is a great opportunity for a unique, affordable, and educational field trip for your entire school, for select grades or classes, or as a reward for student achievement! Here is an Official Student Curriculum Book for your use in planning this field trip, which offers an opportunity to learn more about the game of hockey, and with lessons in History, Geography, Mathematics, Science, and Physical Education. Our goal is to have engaging and educational displays and activities, along with an exciting hockey game, for your students to experience.
The cost of this Field Trip is only $5 per ticket for seating in our lower bowl. This price is for students, parent chaperones, and faculty. We will provide complimentary tickets for up to 2 teachers per class, as well as for each bus driver. Students may bring their lunches, or you can choose our ticket and lunch package option. As always, parking is free at the Infinite Energy Center. We will have a bus plan in place to drop students off at the gates before the buses park.
Gates will open at 9:35am. A typical hockey games lasts about 2 ½ hours, so departure time would be around 1:15-1:30, leaving time for student to get back to school in time for dismissal.
We will begin taking orders for Education Day immediately. We hope you’ll join us!
Please call our main office number at (770) 497-5100 to speak with any Account Executive to reserve your spot.
Register Here:


Citizen Science Homeschool Series: I See Change

Nature is constantly changing, which makes it so interesting! In this session, you’ll learn how to observe changes in nature and interpret what they might mean.

The Citizen Science Homeschool Series for 2018-19 is open to students in grades K-5. Every month, students will learn about a different citizen science project, the issues surrounding the project and how they can get involved. In addition to learning about current issues in science, students will learn and practice observation, recording and communication skills.

Citizen Science Homeschool Series

2018-19 Schedule

September 20, 2018    Bumble Bee Watch

October 18, 2018         The Great Sunflower Project

November 15, 2018     What’s In Your Backyard

December 20, 2018     NASA Globe Observer

January 17, 2019          I See Change

February 21, 2019        Project FeederWatch

March 21, 2019            Project BudBurst

April 18, 2019              Georgia Adopt-A-Stream

Preregistration in advance of each program is required, so that we can ensure adequate staffing and program materials.

To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application and a garden representative will contact you.

Garden Members                                                                            General Public

Parent                                  Free                                                       Parent                                  $7.00

First Student                      $10.00                                                   First Student                      $15.00

Additional Students        $8.00                                                     Additional Students        $13.00

Children Under 5              Free                                                       Children Under 5              Free


Admission to this program gives you access to the gardens all day…great for a picnic lunch and independent study! Adults who are Members of Smith-Gilbert Gardens receive free admission. For further details or to register, email or call Smith-Gilbert Gardens at (770) 919-0248.

Pre-registration is required. Please register online: Homeschool Series 

Marietta Museum of History

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Evening with History:
Lockheed Martin Legend & Test Pilot Glenn Gray
Kicking off 2019 with Lockheed Martin Legend & Test Pilot, Glenn Gray. Hear his stories of triumph & tragedy as Lockheed’s well known planes were put through trial & error. $5 at the door & Museum Members are FREE!
When: 1/15 @ 6:30pm
Remember When Club: Judges of Cobb County
The RWC will be continuing this month! Come hear stories from former Cobb County judges and share your memories as well.  Panel is TBA.
When: 1/25 @ 10:30am.
This is a free event!
Diverse Cobb:
Black History Month Events
Our Diverse Cobb series will continue in February. Class topics are listed below. Please visit our website or Facebook for more information!
2/2 @ 2:00pm
We Were Here Too: How documents and images of black America have been suppressed and lost in our historic narrative.
2/12 @ 6:30pm
Evening with History“Between the Devil and the Deep Sea”: The Freedman’s Bureau at Marietta, GA. Join the Museum and historian Jay Lutz on his research of how the Freedman’s Bureau office aided newly freed slaves.
2/23 @ 2:00pm
Unsung Heroes of Cobb County: Black Pilots
A panel discussion present by the Cobb Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. (Location is TBD)

Australian Open Novice Tournament

Cobb County PARKS, Senior Services, Government Service Centers


Australian Open Novice Tournament


We will have prizes, food, drinks and some Down Under Fun!

This is an entry level novice tournament for first time tournament players

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019 (one day only)

Cost: $15

Deadline to enter: January 23, 2019

Draws will be posted on January 24, 2019 


*This is a non-elimination tournament designed for a positive and successful intro to tournament play. Champions and finalist will receive medals and all players will receive prizes. This tournament is designed so that the players can go back to their program having positive success and encouragement to carry back with them.

*Parent/coaching is allowed after each game is complete for one min.

*Please encourage your young players to join in on the fun!





To sign up call:

Sweetwater Tennis Center  770-819-3221 or 770-819-3222.

For more information call Tony Oswald at 334-303-6306

2019 Exhibitor & Speaker Deadline NOVEMBER 30

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EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. is hosting the Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair featuring local educational resources for the community as well as for parents of any school aged child.

If you are interested in exhibiting or speaking at this event, please fill out the information below.  The deadline for all interests is November 30, 2018.


It will take place January 30, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST at the South Cobb Regional Library located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126. This event is FREE to attendees and will feature door prizes, exhibitors from Cobb, Douglas, Fulton & Paulding Counties as well as FREE workshops.

2018 EPIC Read-A-Thon

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Grab a blanket and some hot chocolate and get ready to cuddle and read!

An EPIC Read-a-Thon is an exciting way to get your child reading and rewarding them for their efforts. One of the great things about the Read-a-thon program is that everyone can qualify for a free prize and you help a non-profit as well*. Your child does not have to be a member of EPIC Homeschool Network to participate.

Who: All School Aged Children

What: An EPIC Read-A-Thon

When: The Read-A-Thon Officially Starts December 3 and ends Dember 13, 2018

Where: From the Comfort of Your Own Home and Online

We will celebrate the end of our Read-A-Thon at the Sweetwater Library.  Details will follow.

Why: EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is a nonprofit designed to enrich, enhance and empower home education in the community. We are raising funds to provide scholarships to families for educational purposes as well as students. We are also raising funds to support our activities such as our community service projects, field trips and our resource center.

How: Register here at and then details will be sent via email as we approach the date.

What will happen during the 2 weeks? 
Your child commits to reading 15 minutes a day for 9 days. You will get tips to help your child transform into an excited reader. We will have virtual reading sessions with students.

* Prizes will be given out at EPIC Homeschool Meetings. If you are unable to attend and would like these items mailed to you, there will be a shipping fee assessed based on your location.

Register today at

EPIC Homeschool Running Program

The EPIC Running Club is a twelve week program.  We are proud member of Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids, a free, game oriented running program designed to get kids active! The mission of Kilometer Kids is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to area youth through a running-based program, empowering children with the knowledge they need to make smart lifestyle choices.

We meet weekly on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at a park in Austell, Georgia (Cobb County).  You must be a registered member of EPIC HSN to participate. If you are interested sign up and you will be contacted regarding membership (which is a $40 for the family).

The meeting schedule will be emailed once you register at

Upcoming Team Races

· October 24: Kilometer Kids Fun Run and Dash: Blackburn Park

· November 7: Kilometer Kids Fun Run and Dash: KSU

· November 22: Thanksgiving Day Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia One Mile & 50m Dash

To register for the running club go to

EPIC Teens/Tweens Program

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We have started our EPIC Teens/Tweens Program.

Tweens are ages 11 – 13 (if your child is 10 and turning 11 during the 2018-2019 school year you may sign up for tweens).  Teens are ages 14- 18.

If you are interested, please complete the form here so we can send you an invitation to our next event.