Around Town (And Beyond) — April 2018

Happy Spring! If you’re looking for fun, indoor and outdoor, homeschool-friendly, family events around town in April, we’ve put together a short list to give you a few ideas. Enjoy!

Ongoing:

Stone Summit Climbing Homeschool Teams Mondays 10am to 12pm and Fridays 1pm to 3pm ; Stone Summit Atlanta location

Ninja Quest Fitness Homeschool Parkour Mondays and Thursdays 1pm to 2pm (Ninja Quest Basics class required before any other class attendance); 3910 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA 30066; 678-384-6500

GeoCaching Fun Through History Saturdays 9am to 5pm, March 31 until May 19, 2018; Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site in Warm Springs, GA. Admission is $7-$12.

This Month:

April 2-6 (public school spring break week) Spring Break Science Escape; Tellus Science Museum has activities every day, related to different science related careers.

April 4-5 — Archery for Beginners at Red Top Mountain State Park; 1pm to 3pm; Come learn the basics of archery with a twist inspired by spring ritual. Participants will go home with a prize or two. All equipment provided. Participants much be age 9 and up. Call the office Monday-Thursday to register, 770-975-0055; $5 admission plus $5 parking.

April 9 — Homeschool Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center; 1:45pm to 3pm; Wetlands change over time and the forces of nature have a large impact on wetlands. Visit CNC to participate in hands-on-activities showing Wetland Erosion. This program is designed for children ages 5 – 13. (Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

April 11 — “In Conversation with Erno Rubik”; Professor Rubik, famed Rubik’s Cube inventor, makes a rare public speaking appearance to discuss a wide range of topics, from design and architecture to the role of curiosity in the human condition, as well as his four decades with the Cube; 7pm at Georgia Tech’s Clough Learning Commons.

April 13 — Homeschool Day at the HIGH Museum; Art, science, and technology collide in Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age. During this Homeschool Day, explore design thinking, problem solving, and 3-D printing. Students and families can join a drop-in workshop to create their own prototypes of innovative furniture or objects inspired by Joris Laarman.A tour of Joris Laarman: Design in the Digital Age will begin at 1pm.

April 13 — Decatur Street Fair & More; Decatur Street Fair, Math Walk, Sculpture Construction, Puzzle Solving, Magic Performances, and “M.C. Escher +” Art Exhibit Sneak Peek; 4pm to 6 pm in downtown Decatur’s Depot District — on East Howard Ave. from Sycamore Place to Hillyer Place. Visitors can enjoy activities such as mathematical sculpture building or observing, puzzle solving, and a math walk, as well as street magicians and jugglers. They’ll also get a sneak peek of the “M.C. Escher +” exhibition at DIFFERENT TRAINS GALLERY. (The show opens to the public with an artists’ reception on Saturday, April 14, from 5-9 p.m., and continues through June 9.)

April 13 — “Math and M.C. Escher’s Art”; Professor Doris Schattschneider of Moravian College presents “Math and M.C. Escher’s Art” at 8pm at Decatur Presbyterian Church (a short walk from the Decatur Street Fair) followed by a book signing. Doors open at 7:30pm.

April 14 — Night Hike and Campfire at Chattahoochee Nature Center; 8pm to 10pm; Join expert naturalists for a night hike through the CNC forest. Participants will learn all about bats and keep their eyes open to spot them swooping down to feed on insects. Your evening at CNC includes an animal encounter and a relaxing campfire where you can roast marshmallows. All ages; $12 general public / $10 CNC Members; Register by April 12 and save $2.

April 15 — “Poetry, Drumming, and Mathematics”; Professor Manjul Bhargava of Princeton University will present “Poetry, Drumming, and Mathematics” at 2:30pm at the Fulton County Central Library in downtown Atlanta.

April 21 — National Astronomy Day at Tellus Science Museum; Full day of astronomy fun and activities, from 10am to 9:30pm. Free for members; included in regular admission for non-members.

April 25 — Homeschool Day at the Michael C. Carlos Museum; Homeschoolers can prowl the exhibition Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt in a special all day drop-in event for families, homeschool groups, and hybrid schools. Emory student guides and Carlos Museum docents will give guided tours of the exhibition at 10:30am, 12:00pm and 1:30pm. Art activities and resources for homeschool learning will be available in Ackerman Hall throughout the day. All activities included  in museum admission. Free to museum members.

April 26 — Public Night at the GA Tech Observatory; 8:30pm to 11pm, (top of the Physics building) weather-permitting. All are welcome!

 

Thanks to Kathryn Grogg, Moira Waldron, and Renee Caruso for contributing to this list!

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