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Atlanta Parent’s

family block party Saturday, Oct. 12 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mercer University Atlanta Campus

festival guide 2013

What’s Inside Map ........................................... 3 Not-to-Miss ................................ 5 Business Partners ..................... 9 Beneficiaries ........................... 10 Exhibitors ................................ 12 Scavenger Hunt ..................... 15 Performance Schedule and Activities Guide ............... 16




Atlanta Parent’s Family Block Party 2013

Mercer University Campus

Little Red Barn Petting Farm

Atlanta Hawks

Two Men and a Truck

Test Your Strength

Metro Atlanta Beekeeping Assoc.

Chalk Train

Home Depot

Mechanical Surfer





FOOD Happy Family

Book Walk Toddler Moonwalk

Cake Walk

Toddler Toys/ Bouncers

Zoo Atlanta

Wheel of Fortune

Atlanta Diaper Relief

Double Decker Bus


Main Stage Sponsored by G.E.E.A.R.S.

Friendly Frights

Basketball Hoops Bungee Run

Marvelous Manicures

Witch Game

Mask Making

Caricatures by Fitzroy

Parrot Productions


Big Thinkers Science Musical Petting Zoo Exploration Dream Exhibitors Friends

Teddy Bear Hospital

Bubble Walk Extreme Slide

Adv Jeep Bounce

Champion Windows


Trick or Treat Street

Fire Truck

Pollo Tropical

Safe Kids

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

Dragon Obstacle


Crown Making


Pumpkin Toss

Nationwide Insurance

Kidazzl Face Painting

Pick a Spider

Georgia Center for Children and Young Adults

Mommy Wheel

Atlanta Parent Tent

CPI Security Systems

Face Painting

Thomas the Train

Baby Changing Area


Baby Prize Wheel

Rescue Heroes Toddler Inflatable

Girl Scouts Mini Putt-Putt

Toddler Striker

Duck Pond

Snake Inflatable

Everdry Waterproofing

Face painting

Giant Slide


DeKalb County Police

Power Home Remodeling




First Aid / Lost Kids

Radio Disney


Center for Puppetry Arts

Children’s Performance Area


Get Glittered

Volunteer Check-In Sam’s Path Camel Rides Sam’s Path Ponies = Tickets Available Here

Alligator Inflatable Pirate Ship Obstacle Course

Pumpkin Treasures Autism Speaks

Paint a Pumpkin

Bubble Fun


Activities and exhibitors subject to change the day of the event.

Need help or have a question? Look for staff wearing green Atlanta Parent T-shirts!




Pumpkin Buckets

The World’s


Children’s DJ and Entertainment! Official DJ for Zoo Atlanta and the Fernbank Museum!

Live Performances, School Events, Festivals, Birthday Parties and more...! DJ WILLY WOW! 1-888-WOW-2100 / 404-860-0036 Home of Little Beat Music and DJ WILLY WOW!


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Toddlers rock! Little tots will love a toddler-only zone with mini-moonwalks, games, crafts and interactive inflatables. Visit with the area’s best cookie sellers, the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, and learn how you can get involved. Love those animals: Cuddle a bunny or pat a fuzzy sheep at the Little Red Barn Mobile Petting Farm, and check out the critters visiting from Zoo Atlanta. Watch a live parrot show on the Block Party stage, courtesy of Parrot Productions, then hold a parrot and pose for a photo with your new friend.

Win Awesome Prizes at our three Spin Wheels. Wheel of Fortune Baby Prize Wheel Mommy Prize Wheel 1 ticket per spin

Fun prizes donated by:

Stretch and relax with yoga by Sahaja Yoga. Now get active. We’ll have moonwalks, obstacle courses, mini-golf, a train, police cars and a fire truck to explore. New this year – camel rides! Climb up for a ride on one of these gentle creatures. Or saddle up for a pony ride, all from Sam’s Path Mobile Petting Zoo.

And don’t miss these cool activities from Family Block Party’s beneficiaries:

Explore your senses and visit the sensory station provided by Autism Speaks; practice a puppet show with The Center for Children and Young Adults; make a hope bracelet with the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, and learn about safety do’s and don’ts with Safe Kids Georgia.

Sara Lee Snyder’s of Hanover WellStar GoGo Squeeze Firehouse Subs Steak ‘n Shake Atlanta Braves Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus SweetWorks Totino’s Atlanta Movie Tours Delta Air Lines Nothing Bundt Cakes MíA Bath & Body Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment Happy Baby/Happy Family Brands MAM Baby Products NurturMe Baby Foods American Girl Sip Wine & Tapas The Children’s Museum of Atlanta Pink Zebra Sprinkle Pollo Tropical

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Atlanta Parents Love Block Party!

For a toddler, it’s equivalent to Disney World, but you don’t have to go broke or pack! So much fun!! – Christy Duhon Bissell

Great Entertainment! ● Have a rockin’ good time at the storytelling area. Join interactive storytime with Rockin’ Finance where money meets fun. Children can also read aloud to one of Therapaw’s certified therapy dogs. ● Don’t miss Atlanta’s young stars. Winners from our Talent Showdown perform on the main stage and finalists are in our children’s performance area. ● Young Einsteins, come join Big Thinkers and dive into the fascinating world of science by creating your very own slippery slime! ● Join the fun with interactive dances from Kim Armstrong, Atlanta Belly and Hula & Alma Mexicana. ● Jam with Radio Disney from noon until 2 p.m. Don’t miss the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, Will and Hope from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Chick-Fil-A Cow from CFA at Northlake Festival and more.

We drive 45 miles every year, the kids love it. – Lisa McClure Great family fun for all ages that does not break the bank!! – Brandice Abrams Always an awesome time with so much for the whole family to enjoy in one place! My kids love playing the games and visiting all the booths! AP goes all out to make it bigger and better every year! Looking forward to it! – Sharie Poulin Bassett Great fun for the entire family. My children did not want to leave. – Marteeta Cannon Spradling It is so much fun! My son loved the bounce houses and all the fun activities that they had for children. Especially the model train that was set up in the eating area! – Katrina Lind Rucker We happily travel 30 miles to Block Party. – Marlene Suarez Estorino Awesome event. – April Redding-Jackson

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● Look for special treats throughout the festival provided by Snyder’s, Sara Lee and SweetWorks. ● Babies will appreciate the soothing ointment provided by Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment. ● Have fun jumping on the bubble wrap provided by Uline. Atlanta AtlantaParent’s Parent’sFamily FamilyBlock BlockParty Party2013 2013


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Get a sample of the great offerings these businesses provide at Family Block Party: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS): GEEARS leads and inspires a statewide effort on early learning for children ages birth to 5 years, through outreach to businesses and civic leaders. It promotes public awareness and advocacy and influences public policy. GEEARS vision is that by 2020, every child will enter kindergarten prepared to succeed and on a path to “read to learn” by the third grade. Zoo Atlanta: From well-known native wildlife to endangered species on the brink of extinction, Zoo Atlanta offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,500 animals from around the world. Visit the animals at the Family Block Party as well as at Wild Encounters, three behind-the-scenes opportunities to meet and feed an African elephant, giant panda or Komodo dragon, opened in spring 2012. Don’t miss the petting zoo, playgrounds and kid-friendly rides. The Zoo is open daily. Visit for tickets and information. Two Men and a Truck: Get behind the wheel and explore inside one of our big trucks! At Two Men and a Truck, customer service is the number one priority, and they follow the “Grandma Rule” – to treat everyone the way you would want your Grandma to be treated. What began as an after-school business for two high school boys has become an internationally-known moving company noted for its customer relations. So even though Grandma may not be as anxious as your 5 year old to climb around in this big truck, make sure you stop by and check it out! Fun-Fare: Fun-Fare offers a large selection of entertaining activities for every party and celebration. With many options to choose from, your event won’t be complete without one of their inflatable bounces, obstacle courses, giant slides or carnival games! Come jump, bounce and play in their tiny Tots Express, race your friends in the Bungee Run or Dragon Obstable Course or slide down the Extreme slide. For more information visit Mercer University: Ready to go back to school? Mercer is the place to go for continuing your education. A recognized degree. Professors who care about your success. A reasonable schedule that’s made for you, with: eight-week sessions, weekend, evening and online classes, and five admissions points every year. That’s higher education designed for working adults! Explore our undergraduate or graduate programs and find the program that will accelerate your career – or launch you into a whole new one. Learn more at

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Atlanta Parent Family Block Party SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014

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very year, we invite organizations focused on helping families to become beneficiaries of our Family Block Party. This year, we selected four outstanding organizations: Autism Speaks, The Center for Children and Young Adults, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, and Safe Kids Georgia. All four provide valuable services to children and their families. If your organization would like to be a partner for Block Party in 2014, please email Jordan at Applications will be available Nov. 4, for consideration for 2014.

The Center for Children and Young Adults is a group home and shelter serving homeless youth throughout metro Atlanta. For nearly 30 years, this organization has provided a safe and nurturing environment with comprehensive services for youth who have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or who are at risk. In addition to providing basic life necessities, CCYA also offers counseling, coping skills, medical treatment, tutoring and educational support, plus self sufficiency needs of life skills, self-esteem building, job readiness, higher education or work training programs, transitional living goals and plans to reach those goals.


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Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders by funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $195 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. An estimated one in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum. Each year, Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships and related activities in more than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness.

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy is a private, nonprofit organization working to champion the needs of sexually and physically abused children through prevention, intervention, therapy and collaboration. The center provides a safe and friendly place where a child can end his silence by talking to a trained professional about the abuse. In addition to providing a safe and child-friendly environment, children and families are offered long-term psychological treatment to aid healing and give hope for the future.

Safe Kids Georgia is dedicated solely to preventing unintentional childhood injury by ensuring the safety of kids in cars, on wheels, in water, and at home. Accidents kill nearly one million children around the world each year and almost all injuries that cause these deaths are preventable. The organization aims to educate professionals, parents, caregivers and children in hopes of changing their behaviors and attitudes. Some of the educational activities the organization has provided include inspecting child safety seats, conducting bicycle rodeos, and hosting safety seminars for parents and caregivers.

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Exhibitors Accelerated Learning Education Services

LDB Entertainment LM Speech


playing in october

Lakeshore Learning Materials

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Liberty Mutual

All Hands Productions

Malibu Grand Prix

Atlanta Ballet

Mountasia Family Fun Center

Atlanta Heights Charter School

Nationwide Insurance

Atlanta Shakespeare Company

By Frisch Marionettes s Frisch Marionette of Cincinnati, OH Adapted from the American children’s classic by L. Frank Baum

OCT 9-20 Wed-Sun

Celebrate America’s rich musical heritage as Dorothy travels down the Yellow Brick Road to find out why the Lion, Tinman, and Strawman are all singing the Blues.

Neighbor to Family Sibling Foster Care

Babies “R” Us and Isis Parenting

Ooh La La Divaz Spa

Big Thinkers Science Exploration

Origami Owl/Mrs. Giggles Pollo Tropical

Butterfly Effects

Power Home Remodeling

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Prevention Plus Forest Park St. School

Center for Puppetry Arts By Tanglewood Marionettes of Ware, MA

When a drought strikes China, a fearless Grandmother resolves to find Tanglewoo d Marione out why the ttes Dragon King is This performance is withholding the rain— funded in part by even if she must go to a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National the bottom of the sea!

OCT 22-NOV 3 Tues-Sun

Radio Disney

Champion Windows

Endowment for the Arts and Georgia Council for the Arts. BOTH SHOW S AGES

Rhea Lana’s Johns Creek

Everdry Waterproofing

Riverview Camp for Girls


Sahaja Yoga

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Southeast Talent Search

Gotta Dance Atlanta & Company

Two Men and a Truck

Grandeur Preparatory Academy


Happy Baby Happy Family Brands

Wildtree Herbs

Home Depot

Zoo Atlanta

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For sponsorship or exhibitor information for Family Block Party 2014 on October 11 please call 770-454-7599. 1404 SPRING STREET NW ATLANTA, GA 30309 Limited FREE Parking MARTA Accessible Advance purchase is highly recommended as many shows sell out quickly. Season supported in part by: Fulton County Arts Council, City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and Georgia Council for the Arts.






Atlanta Parent Magazine would like to thank our special friends:

Crystal Springs Water, DeKalb County Fire and Police Department, DeKalb County Sanitation, Fun-Fare, Home Depot, Little Red Barn Mobile Petting Farm, Two Men and a Truck, WellStar Health System and Yule Forest.

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Scavenger Hunt’s

Need help or have a question?

Great Prizes!

Look for staff wearing green Atlanta Parent T-shirts! Zoo Atlanta Tickets Children’s Museum Prize Pack Babies “R” Us Prize Pack

Fernbank Museum of Natural History Tickets Stars and Strikes Family Fun Pack

All prizes must be picked up at the Atlanta Parent office: 2346 Perimeter Park Drive, Atlanta 30341

FitzRoy James Caricaturist/Cartoonist

Cell (678) 851-5656 Caricatures drawn from photographs in color or black and white will provide that personal gift. For conventions, parties, family/class reunion, picnics, festivals, benefits or any special events consider caricatures.


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Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt

Test your knowledge of Family Block Party for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

Turn this in pa to W ge IN!

Six special pumpkin signs are scattered throughout the festival. Figure out the locations of the pumpkins using these clues. You’ll find an Atlanta Parent publication attached to each Scavenger Hunt Pumpkin. Happy Hunting!

❑ These guys will really move you – from east to west, they’re the best! ❑ The bag we give you will come in handy when you come here to collect your candy.

❑ You might encounter Slime and get a science lesson – are you still guessin’? ❑ Saddle up and don’t you fret, this is a ride you won’t forget! ❑ Students will learn to read at a very young age with the help of the company who sponsors our stage.

❑ Your friends won’t believe these talking birds! Make sure to take a picture; it’s worth a thousand words.

Location where you found the pumpkin

Atlanta Parent Publication attached

___________________________________ Atlanta Parent Magazine ____________________________________ Big Book of Schools ____________________________________ Just Kids Magazine ____________________________________ Big Book of Parties ____________________________________ Big Book of Info _______________________________________ Big Book of Camps

Winners will be randomly selected on October 18 from correctly completed forms. Turn in forms at any Atlanta Parent tent and collect your Halloween Treat! You do not need to be present to win. Winners must pick up prizes at the Atlanta Parent office.

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Family Block Party 2013 Performance Schedule: Main Stage Sponsored by G.E.E.A.R.S

11:00-11:25 Kidazzl 11:30-11:55 Alma Mexicana 12:00-12:40 Parrot Productions 12:50-1:20

Atlanta Belly and Salsa


Big Thinkers Science Show


Kim Armstrong


Talent Showdown Winners: Born to Sing and diPA Tour Team


Mama Koku


Little Beat Music featuring DJ Willy Wow

DJ services provided by Little Beat Music. Plus, don’t miss performances by Atlanta Ballet and Dance and Arts Showcase and our Talent Showdown finalists: Soleil, Bethany Bell, Georgia Dance Alliance:Nyla and Sebastian, The YoYo Dude, Bella Yantis, Abbey Kochman & Dudley Merriam, Tre Rice, Nu Star Maker Jewanda Lanier, and Zemirah & Amauriah Davis in our Children’s Performance area.

Activities Guide Atlanta Braves • Atlanta Diaper Relief • Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders • Atlanta Hawks Autism Speaks • Big Wheels Area • Bubble Walk • Camp Sunshine DeKalb County Fire Trucks • DeKalb County Police Dept. • Duck Pond • Friendly Frights Georgia Center for Children and Young Adults • Georgia Center for Child Advocacy • Girl Scouts Little Red Barn Petting Farm • Musical Petting Zoo by Music & Arts • Photo Cut Outs • Radio Disney • Safe Kids Georgia Scavenger Hunt • Sidewalk Art • Teddy Bear Hospital • Two Men and a Truck • Zoo Atlanta


Adventure Jeep Bounce Inflatable • Alligator Inflatable • Baby Prize Wheel • Basketball Shot Inflatable Big Thinkers: Slime Making • Book Walk • Bubble Fun • Bungee Run Inflatable • Cupcake Walk Center for Puppetry Arts • Double Decker Bus Inflatable • Dragon Obstacle Course • Face Painting Fire Truck Inflatable • Giant Slide • Home Depot • Inflatable Hoops • Kidazzl Face Painting • Manicures by OohLaLa Divaz Spa Mask Making • Metro Atl. Assoc. Beekeeping • Mini Putt Putt • Mommy Prize Wheel • Moonwalk • Obstacle Course • Pick a Spider Pirate Ship Inflatable • Pumpkin Buckets • Pumpkin Toss • Pumpkin Treasures • Roll the Dice • Snake Mini Obstacle Course Test your Strength • Thomas the Train Bounce • Toddler Basketball • Toddler Moonwalk • Toddler Striker • Wheel of Fortune



Crown Making • Get Glittered Tattoos Mini Pumpkin Painting • Pony Hop Races Pose With a Parrot from Parrot Productions Train • Trick or Treat Street


Caricatures by Fitzroy Pony Rides: Sam’s Path Mobile Petting Zoo Camel Rides: Sam’s Path Mobile Petting Zoo

stOrytelling 11:00 a.m. Rockin Finance 11:30 a.m. Wren’s Nest-

Curtis Richardson

12:30 p.m. Bowtie Brownlee 1:00 p.m. Lawrenceville Ghost Tours 1:30 p.m. Mama Koku

2:00-3:00 p.m. Therapy Dogs International 3:00 p.m. Rosemary, The Story Lady **schedule and performers are subject to change

12:00 p.m. Southern Order of Storytelling

See Map on Page 3

Don’t miss the Pumpkin

Scavenger Hunt! Great Prizes!

Turn in completed entries at any Atlanta Parent table for a Treat.

Festival Guide 2013  
Festival Guide 2013  

Check out Atlanta Parent's Family Block Party, Oct 12 at Mercer University. This guide will tell you all the great activities you can do, en...