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Mercer University Campus
Little Red Barn Petting Farm
Two Men and a Truck
Metro Atlanta Beekeeping Assoc.
790 The Zone
Ford Escape U.S. Space & Rocket Center
DeKalb County Police
Student Center FOOD
Air Illustrations Airbrush Tattoos
ABC123 Cake Walk
Everdry Water Proofing
Concentra Urgent Care
Toddler Toys/ Bouncers
Atlanta Diaper Relief
Wheel of Fortune
Double Decker Bus
Mommy Wheel RESTROOMS
Atlanta Parent Tent
CPI Security Systems Kidazzl Face Painting
Adv Jeep Bounce
Bubble Walk Extreme Slide
Big Thinkers Science Musical Petting Zoo Exploration Dream Exhibitors Friends
Teddy Bear Hospital
Exhibitors Book Walk
Basketball Hoops Bungee Run
Trick or Treat Street
Thomas the Train
Baby Changing Area
Baby Prize Wheel
Rescue Heroes Toddler Inflatable
Test Your Strength
Let’s Go Fishing
Pick a Spider
First Aid / Lost Kids
Business & Education
Children’s Performance Area
Center for Puppetry Arts Get Glittered
Pumpkin Treasures Southern Estate Alpacas Sams Path Ponies = Tickets Available Here
Alligator Inflatable Pirate Ship Obstacle Course
Atlanta Braves Athletes on the Rise
Paint a Pumpkin
Activities and exhibitors subject to change the day of the event.
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Indulge your sweet tooth. Visit with the area’s best cookie sellers, the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, and learn how you can get involved, and get a fun family portrait sketched of yourself at Family Block Party by BIGhead Cartoons. Set your creativity free. Head over to LEGOLAND to create, build and share your architecture skills.
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Say “no” to the flu and “yes” to better health. Walgreens will be offering flu immunizations for children and adults at a nominal price. Improve your family’s health and wellness with Concentra. They will be offering free Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure checks. Get Your Game On! Fans looking for a physical challenge can race each other in the bungee run, practice their swing with the Atlanta Braves and shoot hoops with the Atlanta Hawks. Catch all your favorite team updates with 790 the Zone. Create a Craft. Build a hat out of a paper bag with the help of Young Audiences to top off your Halloween costume, and then head over to Air Illustrations for a cool temporary airbrush tattoo. Center for Puppetry Arts will assist young artists in building their own puppet. After crafting, take a stroll down Trick or Treat Street with your new creations. A rockin’ good time. Children will enjoy reading aloud to one of Therapaw’s certified therapy dogs in the storytelling area from 1:30-2:50 p.m. Join the fun with interactive dances from Kim Armstrong, Atlanta Belly and Hula Dance & Kidazzl Parties.
Cool prizes donated by: Wheel of Fortune 78 Skate Air Illustrations American Girl Andretti Broadway Across America DeKalb Co. Library Go Go Squeez Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation Happy Feet Medieval Times Nothing Bundt Cakes Pollo Tropical Wellstar
Mommy Prize Wheel Atlanta Braves Atlanta Hawks Firehouse Subs Go Go Squeez Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation McDonald’s Pollo Tropical Prepare First Babyproofing Sip Studio Movie Grill The Varsity Vera Bradley Vintage Pizza
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Mercer. Building Leaders in Education.
Programs Available: Bachelor of Science in Education • The Holistic Child • Early Care and Education • Early Childhood /Special Education • Middle Grades Education • Secondary Education
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● Great Entertainment: Jam with Radio Disney from noon until 2 pm; meet the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders; the Chick-Fil-A cow; Will & Hope from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta;, Cirque Du Soleil Street Team; Ron, the comic juggler; Truckie with Two Men and a Truck and the Tooth Fairy from Dentistry for Children.
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fun limbo contests all day long for a chance to win Pollo Tropical restaurant gift cards.
● Young Einsteins, come join Big Thinkers and dive into the fascinating world of science by creating your very own slippery slime! ● Look for clues in our Scavenger Hunt.
A spot of their own: Little tots can enjoy a toddleronly zone with mini-moonwalks, games, crafts and interactive inﬂatables. Animal lovers unite! Pet fuzzy alpacas from Southern Estate Alpacas, cuddle a bunny or pat a furry sheep at the Little Red Barn Mobile Petting Farm and saddle up with Sams Path Ponies! Check out the critters visiting from Zoo Atlanta. Preview Halloween: Take in the not-so-spooky Friendly Frights, check out the Trick or Treat Street and make your own Halloween mask with ﬂuff, sparkle and sequins. Build, stack and stagger your imagination with LEGOLAND Discovery Center and boogie on over to listen to some tunes from Radio Disney, B98.5 and V103. Don’t miss the crazy twists and turns from Cirque Du Soleil Street Team. Enjoy making noise at the musical petting zoo with Music & Arts, buzzzz around a beehive and learn about beekeeping and make a bubble wand with all kinds of shapes and sizes, both big and small. Pick out your favorite temporary tattoo from Air Illustrations or shimmer in the sun with glittery face painting. Moonwalks, obstacle courses, minigolf, a train, police cars, a fire truck and more. Don’t miss these cool activities from Family Block Party’s beneficiaries: Practice your outdoor skills with Camp Sunshine; take part in the Diaper Derby with Atlanta Diaper Relief, and show off your athletic talents with Athletes on the Rise.
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Always Moving Forward Engineering comes to life at RY Robotics Explorers. Whether your young scientist is learning to build structurally sound LEGO® models or programming a robot of their own design, we have the experience to help them achieve their goals. OPEN HOUSE: Celebrate Girls in Engineering, featuring Sharna Fulton of The Tell Your Secrets & Stuff to Chloe Pink Diary November 10
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Get a sample of the great offerings these businesses provide at Family Block Party: Ford Escape Hunger Drive: Ford and Feeding America introduce the Ford Escape Hunger Drive! Ford has teamed up to provide over 1.2 million meals to the needy right here in the United States! They will have two all-new 2013 Ford Escapes on display at the Family Block Party. Come check them out to support Feeding America at no cost to you! Ford will also have a sweepstakes to win a new 2013 Escape!
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 zooatlanta.org 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!
Concentra: Concentra provides patients and families with a wide range of quality health care service, including urgent care, primary injury care, physical exams, and flu shots. Stop by their booth to get a free blood pressure check or a body mass index reading. With 13 Urgent Care locations throughout the Metro-Atlanta area, patients can be treated on a walk-in basis with no appointment needed. Most insurances are accepted but self-pay is welcome as well. Visit concentra.com to find a center near you.
Fun Fare: Fun-Fare offers a large selection of entertaining activities for every party and celebration. With many options to choose form, 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 Fun-Fare.com.
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 workingadults.mercer.edu. Atlanta Parent’s Family Block Party 2012
t’s hard to believe that Family Block Party is celebrating its ninth year. Atlanta Parent created this fun festival to give back to the communities and families we serve. Every year, we invite organizations focused on helping families to become beneficiaries of our Family Block Party. This year, we selected three outstanding organizations: Athletes on the Rise, Atlanta Diaper Relief and Camp Sunshine. All three provide valuable services to children and their families. If your organization would like to be a partner for Family Block Party in 2013, please email Kaitlyn at email@example.com. Applications will be available Nov. 1, for consideration for 2013.
Athletes On The Rise is combating childhood obesity among girls, ages 8-18, by providing them with personal mentors, coaches and tutors that encourage them to participate in a daily physical activity, and to maintain a healthy diet. The nonprofit organization’s year-long programming includes Saturday day camps, after-school programs, and summer camps. Athletes on the Rise pays particular attention to young inner-city girls, who are most vulnerable. It gives the girls opportunities to have fun, and to learn basic movement and sport skills, increasing their coordination, endurance, and strength. The
organization helps girls consider career opportunities connected to sports, and learn about successful athletes and the history of women in sports. The girls learn to be both cooperative and competitive, and to discipline their bodies and their minds. Older girls act as “Peer Coaches,” which helps them develop leadership skills and gain work experience. Among the organizations programs: Camp Rise I, a motor skill development program for the younger girls, gets girls running, jumping, leaping, twisting, bending, and balancing as they use sports and movement-related equipment, including jump ropes, balls, scooters, bats, bowling pins, nets, hoops and scoops. Camp Rise II, a sports and motor skill development program for the older girls, picks up where the first program leaves off, enhancing girls’ motor skills while introducing girls to organized sports.
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Camp Etiquette, a special project, promotes proper decorum and etiquette for the girls. For more information: 404-391-2450; athletesontherise.com.
Atlanta Diaper Relief is dedicated to distributing diapers to families in need. As a diaper bank and a nonprofit organization, it collects diapers through diaper drives and distributes them to families in Cobb, Douglas and Fulton counties, partnering with childcare centers, women’s shelters and food pantries. In poor or low-income families, a baby can spend a day or longer in one diaper, leading to potential health risks and abuse. Also, one in 20 American moms have cleaned out or reused a diaper because they could not afford to buy new ones. Low-income parents cannot take advantage of free or subsidized childcare if they cannot afford to leave disposable diapers at childcare centers. If parents cannot access daycare, then they are less able to work or attend school on a consistent basis. This, in turn, leads to increased economic instability and a continuation of the cycle of poverty. Atlanta Diaper Relief ensures that these families have an adequate supply of diapers for their infants and toddlers. The organization also raises community awareness that “basic human needs” include diapers and that these basic needs are not being met for children living in poverty. For more information: 770-310-0046; atlantadiaperrelief.org.
Camp Sunshine enriches the lives of Georgia’s children with cancer and their families through recreational, educational and support programs. The nonprofit organization started as a one-week summer camp in 1983. It now operates year-round, providing more than 140 programs for hundreds of families across the state. Summer camp is still the largest and most popular program, giving more than 400 children, ages 7 to 18, the chance to participate in many of the same activities as those at a traditional summer camp – archery, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, pottery and more. At Camp Sunshine, a camper can receive chemotherapy in the morning and be playing tennis by the afternoon. Camp Sunshine is committed to providing opportunities for normal development for all children with cancer throughout their journey. Programs at Camp Sunshine support the child, of course, but also encompass all family members – brothers, sisters and parents, too, because a diagnosis of cancer affects the entire family. Camp Sunshine brings these families together to share and draw strength from one another. For more information: 404-325-7979; mycampsunshine.com. AtlantaParent’s Parent’sFamily FamilyBlock BlockParty Party2012 2012 Atlanta
Exhibitors 790 the Zone Accelerated Learning Education Services Aﬂac Alliance Theatre/High Museum of Art Atlanta Ballet Atlanta Heights Charter School Atlanta Institute of Medicine and Research Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta Trilingual Academy Autism Speaks B98.5 FM Balance Atlanta Family Chiropractic Bethany Christian Services Big Thinkers Science Exploration BJ’s Wholesale Club BOSC Laundry Solutions Center for Puppetry Arts CHI Au Pair USA Concentra Urgent Care CPI Security Systems DeKalb Co. Board of Health Dentistry for Children Dynamo Swim School Everdry Waterproofing Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta
Ford Xperience Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Glow Galaxy Gotta Dance Atlanta Heritage Makers Junior League of DeKalb Co. Kiddie Kuts Salon for Kids Kids Enabled Legoland Liberty Mutual Marable Home Retention Foundation, Inc. Metro Music Makers Observe Pictures Parents Palooza Peach State Health Plan Petco Pollo Tropical Radio Disney Rhea Lana Riverview Camp for Girls Scentsy Wickless The Birthday Fairy Two Men and a Truck V-103FM Walgreens Young Audiences of Atlanta Zoo Atlanta
For sponsorship or exhibitor information for Family Block Party 2013 on October 12 please call 770-454-7599.
Atlanta Parent Magazine would like to thank our special friends:
DeKalb County Fire and Police Department, DeKalb County Sanitation, Domino’s Pizza, Fun-Fare, Home Depot, Kroger, Little Red Barn Mobile Petting Farm, Milano Pizza & Subs, School Box, Two Men and a Tuck, Uline, Walmart, WellStar Health System & Yule Forest.
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Six special pumpkin signs are scattered throughout the festival grounds. Figure out the locations of the pumpkins using these clues. You’ll find something related to Atlanta Parent attached to each Scavenger Hunt pumpkin. Happy Hunting!
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Family Block Party 2012 Performance Schedule: Main Stage 11:00 a.m.
My Reptile Guy
Look alikes & Characters
Atlanta Hula & Belly Dance
Kim Armstrong “A Popular Dance”
Jason’s Music Party
Talent Showdown Winners: 2 Unique G’s, Katie Hollenshead
Tahino “Mariachi- Otto Rondon” – Young Audiences/Woodruff Arts Center
Little Beat Music
DJ services provided by Little Beat Music. Plus, don’t miss performances by Dance and Arts Showcase and our Talent Showdown ﬁnalists: Elyse Bell, 4Hgurlz, Ethan Bernhard, Max Hobbs & Ella Kolpakov, No Komment, Cobe & Ziya Jackson, Omoye’ Minnieﬁeld, Ethan Paul, and Alyssa King on our Children’s Performance Area. DJ services provided by DJ Kiki, The Platinum DJs.*Schedule and performers subject to change.
Activities Guide Alpaca Petting Farm • Athletes On The Rise • Atlanta Braves • Atlanta Diaper Relief Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders • Atlanta Hawks • Atlanta Zoo • Big Wheels Area • Bubble Walk Camp Sunshine • Concentra Urgent Care Blood Pressure/BMI checks• DeKalb County Fire Trucks DeKalb County Police Dept. • Duck Pond • Friendly Frights • Girl Scouts • LEGOLAND • Little Red Barn Mobile Petting Farm • Let’s Go Fishing • Musical Petting Zoo by Music & Arts • Petco • Limbo by Pollo Tropical • Radio Disney • Scavenger Hunt • Sidewalk Art • Teddy Bear Hospital • Two Men and a Truck FREE
Adventure Jeep Bounce Inﬂatable • Alligator Inﬂatable • Baby Prize Wheel Big Thinkers: Slime Making • Book Walk • Bubble Fun • Bungee Run Inﬂatable • Cake Walk • Thomas The Train Bounce • Center for Puppetry Arts • Double Decker Bus Inﬂatable • Dragon Obstacle Course • Face Painting Fire Truck Inﬂatable • Giant Slide • Inﬂatable Hoops • Kidazzl Face Painting • Make a Bird Feeder • Mask Making Metro Atl. Assoc. Beekeeping• Mini Putt Putt • Mommy Prize Wheel • Moonwalk • Obstacle Course • Parent Palooza • Pick a Spider • Pick a Witch • Pirate Ship Inﬂatable • Pumpkin Buckets • Pumpkin Toss • Pumpkin Treasures • Snake Mini Obstacle Course • Test your Strength • Toddler Basketball • Toddler Moonwalk • Toddler Striker • Wheel of Fortune
Crown Making• Get Glittered Tattoos •Mini Pumpkin Painting • Train • Trick or Treat Street • Young Audiences Hat Making
Air Illustrations - Airbrush Tattoos BIGhead Cartoons Pony Rides - Sams Path Ponies
STORYTELLING 11:00 a.m. Auntie Reene’s Storyteller “Louisiana Bayou Tales” 11:30 a.m. Lawrenceville Ghost Tours 12:00 p.m. Juli-ette Robin Goldston
12:30 p.m. Jeff Johnson “It’s Good” – Young Audiences, Woodruff Arts Center 1:00 p.m. LaDoris Bias-Davis – The Story Express 1:30-2:50 p.m. Therapy Dogs International 3:00 p.m. Georgia Radio Reading Service
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