Home Depot Kids’ Workshop. All locations. Learn tool safety while building a craft and receive a kid-sized orange apron. First Saturday of each month. Nov. 3. 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 5-12. Free.
Lil’ Bean Heads Crafts. Bean Head Toys. Create an art project twice a month. All ages welcome, but smaller children may need assistance. First and third Wednesday of every month. 3-4 p.m. 220 Johnson Ferry Rd., Sandy Springs. 404-851-2980. Free.
Children’s Workshop. Michael C. Carlos Museum. Kids can visualize Greek and Roman figurative sculpture. For ages 8-12. Nov. 4. 2-4 p.m. 571 South Kilgo Cir., Atlanta. 404-727-0519. Pre-register. $15/ person.
Saturday Arts Classes. Youth Ensemble of Atlanta. Enjoy a performing arts class every Saturday through Dec. 8. 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 5-15. 9 Gammon Ave., Atlanta. 404-652-0515. $10/class.
Kid’s Yoga. Cross Life Christian Montessori School. A free “parent and me” yoga class open to the public. The first Wednesday of the month. Nov. 7. 9:30-10 a.m. 1000 Hembree Rd., Roswell. Pre-register, 770-475-3812. Free.
Mommy and Me Preschool Program. Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. Nov. 1, The First American; Nov. 8, Salute to Soldiers; Nov. 15, Thanksgiving Time; Nov. 29, A Child’s Day. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. 770-427-2117. Ages 3-5. Free with museum admission. Adults, $7.50; children 4-12, $5.50; 3 and younger, free.
Home School Thursdays. Panola Mountain State Park. Join other home schoolers to learn about science and nature. Nov. 8. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 2600 Hwy. 155 SW, Stockbridge. 770-389-7801. Pre-register. $3/person; parking, $5.
Magic Monday. Atlanta History Center. Storytime, sing-a-longs and crafts. Nov. 12. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta. 404-814-4000. Adults, $6.50; ages 5 and younger, $5.50.
Toddler Thursdays. High Museum of Art. Create masterpieces to complement the museum’s current exhibits. Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4550. Adults, $19.50; ages 6-17, $12; 5 and younger, free.
Art Workshops. Vinings School of Art. Take a drawing, painting or pottery class. Supplies included. Ages 2-13. Saturdays, 10 and 11 a.m. 1675 Cumberland Pkwy., Smyrna. 678-213-4278. Pre-register. $15 for one-hour workshop.
Crafts for Kids. Lakeshore Learning Store. Make a different craft each week. Saturday, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 4287 Roswell Rd., Marietta. 770-578-3100. 3 and older. Free.
INK Craft Weeks. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids. Penguin Craft, Nov. 5-9; Monster Craft, Nov. 12-16; Thanksgiving Craft, Nov. 19-23; (Closed Thanksgiving Day) X-Ray Craft, Nov. 26-30; $1 with paid admission to museum. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. 770-536-1900. Adults, $8; children, $6.
Build and Grow Clinics. Lowes. Clinics teach kids to build wooden crafts. Free apron, goggles and merit patch. Every other Sat. Nov. 10 and 24,  10 a.m. Visit for locations. 800-445-6937. Pre-register. Free.
EnviroVentures Saturday Drop-By. Piedmont Park. Projects, hula-hooping and crafts while parents shop at the Green Market. First and third Saturday of the month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 1320 Monroe Dr., Atlanta. 404-875-7275. Free.
Second Thursday Program. Southeastern Railway Museum. Parents and tots program includes circle time, an activity and craft. Ages 1-4. Nov. 8. 10:30 a.m.-noon. 3595 Buford Hwy, Duluth. 770-495-0253. $7 per child, one adult free, additional adult, $8.
Weekends in the Naturalist Center. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Activities include animal encounters, science explorations and more. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 767 Clifton Rd., Atlanta. 404-929-6400. Activities included with price of admission. Adults, $17.50; children 3-12, $15.50; younger than 3, free.
American Girl Crafts. American Girl Boutique and Bistro. Have fun making crafts inspired by the stories of American Girl. Nov. 6, Bitty Twins’ Ballerina Paper Doll Craft, 10:30 a.m.; Nov. 13, 16, 27, Historical Character Scavenger Hunt, 4-6 p.m. Nov. 13, Caroline’s Bonnet Craft, 4 p.m.; Nov. 16 and 27, Caroline’s Card Craft, 4 p.m. Ages 8 and older. 1202 North Point Circle, Alpharetta. 877-247-5223. Free.


Bodies. Atlantic Station. This exhibition provides an intimate and informative view into the human body. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.- Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Last ticket sold 1 hour before closing. 2685 18th St., Atlanta. 404-496-4274. Adult, $24; children 4-12, $16.
National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West. View more than 125 rare photographs that capture the pictorial history of Western expansion. Through March 3. 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. 770-387-1300. Adults, $10; Kids 12 and younger, free.
Hubble Exhibit. Tellus Science Museum. See huge images from space thanks to the Hubble space telescope. Includes images of galaxies, exploding stars, stars being born, even some planets. Through Dec. 2. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 100 Tellus Dr., Cartersville. 770-606-5700. Adults, $12; ages 3-17, $8.
Dolphin Tales. Georgia Aquarium. The live show incorporates dolphins, live human actors, dramatic costuming, and special effects. Multiple shows per day, times vary. Reservations recommended. Sun.-Mon., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 225 Baker St., Atlanta. 404-581-4000. Admission price depends on date of visit; Adults, $34.95; ages 3-12, $28.95.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit. Atlantic Station. Travel back in time and experience the wonder and tragedy of this ill-fated ship. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.- Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Last ticket sold 1 hour before closing. 265 18th St. (second floor), Atlanta. 866-866-8265. Adults, $24; ages 4-12, $16.
Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945. Parkside Shopping Center. Learn about the life of the Frank family and others who lived in the secret annex in Amsterdam; includes replica of Anne’s room. Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-4 p.m. 5920 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs. 770-206-1558. 10 and older. Free.
Turtle Tours. Heritage Sandy Springs Museum. Through stories, hands-on exhibits and crafts, museum mascots Sandy the chipmunk and Spring the turtle introduce the youngest visitors to history. Through Dec. Second Saturday of each month. 11 a.m. 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111. Donations encouraged.
Ghengis Kahn. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Experience the amazing true world of Ghengis Kahn, one of the world’s greatest and most misunderstood conquerors. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. Adults, $17.50; ages 3-12, $15.50; 2 and younger, free.
The Magic School Bus Kicks up a Storm. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Kids can learn about the weather and how it happen. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, Atlanta. 404-659-5437. Adults and ages 2 and older, $12.75; younger than 2, free. Free admission starting at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month brought to you by Target Free Second Tuesday.
Frogs: A Chorus of Colors. Georgia Aquarium. Features 15 species of frogs in more than 3,000 square feet of habitats, with hands-on and interactive activities. Through Jan. 2013. Sun.-Mon., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 225 Baker St., Atlanta. 404-581-4000. Admission price depends on date of visit; Adults, $34.95; ages 3-12, $28.95.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Phipps Plaza. Come play, build and look at a variety of spectacular LEGO exhibits that will have all LEGO lovers amazed. Sun.- Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Last admission is at 5 p.m.) Sat.,10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Last admission is at 7 p.m.) 3500 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta. 404-848-9252. Adult, $20.52; ages 3-12, $16.20, 2 and younger, free.
Jim Henson Special Exhibitions. Center for Puppetry Arts. This long term exhibit profiles the life of Jim Henson and his most famous puppet, Kermit the Frog. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 1404 Spring St., Atlanta. 404-873-3391. Museum admission, $8.25. Free admission Thursdays from 1-3 p.m.
Quarry Exhibit at Stone Mountain. Stone Mountain Park. This outdoor display was developed to tell the story of an industry that played a significant part in the history of Stone Mountain. Mon.-Sun., dawn to dusk. 770-498-5690. U.S. Hwy 78 E., Stone Mountain. Free. Parking, $10.
Centennial Olympic Games Exhibit. Atlanta History Center. Learn about the exciting 1996 Olympic Games that were held in Atlanta. Permanent exhibit. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun, noon-5:30 p.m. 130 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta. 404-814-4000. Adults, $16.50; ages 4-12, $11; 3 and younger, free.


Rescue. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Get an inside look at what it is like to be a first responder and understand what it takes to provide aid in times of need. Through Nov. 15. See for show times. 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. IMAX tickets: adults, $13; ages 3-12, $11; 2 and younger, free.
Africa’s Elephant Kingdom. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Journey into Kenya for a glimpse of an elephant’s wild world through waterfalls, desert and vast plains. Through Nov. 15. See for show times. 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. IMAX tickets: adults, $13; ages 3-12, $11; 2 and younger, free. 
The Princess Bride. Earl Smith Strand Theatre. This fan favorite for the ages is playing for its 25th anniversary. Dress as a princess or pirate and get $2 off. Nov. 24. 8 p.m. 117 North Park Sq., Marietta. 770-293-0080. $8.


Pickin’ on the Square. Newnan Courthouse Square. Acoustic musicians of all genres and skill levels are welcome to join in on the first and third Saturday of every month. 11 a.m. on Nov. 3 and 17. LaGrange St. and E. Broad St., Newnan. 770-253-8283. Free.
Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr.. OnStage Atlanta. The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series makes a comeback in this production through clever, tuneful songs, instructing a whole new generation to “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Do The Circulations.” Nov. 3, 11 a.m. and Nov. 4, 1 p.m. 2597 North Decatur Rd. Atlanta. 404-897-1802. $10.
Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower. Red Clay Theatre. Children can enjoy a performance of music and dance. Nov. 10. 1 p.m. 3116 Main St., Duluth. 404-478-2749. $10-17.
Laughing Pizza Concert at Parents Palooza. Cobb Galleria Centre. Kids can sing and dance to pop-music with this popular family band. Nov. 11. 5 p.m. Two Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta. 770-331-5935. Adults, $5; ages 3-12, $10; younger than 2, free.
Nighttime Hayrides and Native American Storytelling. Etowah Indian Mounds. Hayrides at 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. Nov. 2. 7-9 p.m. 813 Indian Mounds Rd., Cartersville. 770-387-3747. $5/person; Children 4 and younger, free.
Trail Hikes. Chattahoochee Nature Center. Journey through the CNC trails using biofacts and activities to spark your curiosity. Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770-992-2055. Adults, $8; ages 3-12, $5; 2 and younger, free.
Friday Night Hike. Dunwoody Nature Center. Visitors have the chance to connect with nature after sundown. Hikes are followed by cocoa, stargazing and a fire. Nov. 2 and 9. 7-8 p.m. 5343 Roberts Dr., Dunwoody. 770-394-3322. Free.
Saturday Afternoon Fly Fishing. Panola Mountain State Park. This clinic focuses on casting and safety. Bring snacks, sunscreen, and water. A Georgia fishing license is required for children 16 and older. Nov. 10. 9-11 a.m. 2600 Hwy. 155 SW, Stockbridge. 770-389-7801. Pre-register. $15 or $12 with own gear, parking, $5.
Basic Archery. Panola Mountain State Park. Join a certified instructor to learn archery basics. All equipment provided. Ages 9 and up. Nov. 17. 3 p.m. 2600 Hwy. 155 SW, Stockbridge. 770-389-7801. Pre-register. $10/person; parking, $5.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill. Sweetwater Creek State Park. A mile-long night hike leads to the five-story ruins of the Civil-War era New Manchester textile mill. Nov. 17. 7-9 p.m. 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd., Lithia Springs. 770-732-5817. $5/person; parking, $5.
Craft Week. Chattahoochee Nature Center. Get in touch with your crafty side, reuse and recycle items to make fun take-home crafts. Nov. 19-21. 11 a.m.-noon. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770-992-2055. Adults, $8; ages 3-12, $5; 2 and younger, free.
The Sky Tonight. Fernbank Science Center. An astronomer leads the tour through the constellations, planets and events of the evening sky. Saturdays, 11 a.m. 156 Heaton Park Dr., Atlanta. 678-874-7102. Adults, $4; ages 3-18, $3; 2 and younger, free.
Full Moon Night Hike. Panola Mountain State Park. Take a hike as the sun sets and the moon begins to rise, wildlife is seen often. Bring a flashlight and hiking boots. Nov. 24. 4:30 p.m. 2600 Hwy. 155 SW, Stockbridge. 770-389-7801. Pre-register. $7/person; parking, $5.

special events

Family Science Night. Tellus Museum. Enjoy interactive laser exhibits, mad scientists and a planetarium laser show. Nov. 2. 5-10 p.m. 100 Tellus Dr., Cartersville. 770-606-5700. Adults, $14; ages 3-17, $10; 2 and younger, free.
Indian Festival and Pow-Wow. Stone Mountain Park. Kids can see history lessons come to life and enjoy storytelling, dance, drum competitions and skill demonstrations. Nov. 1-4. Thurs.-Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hwy 78 E., Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690. $12/person; parking, $10.
Girlapalooza. Six Flags Over Georgia. Enjoy a Girl Scout centennial celebration at Six Flags featuring live music, entertainment, table displays and more. Nov. 4. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 275 Riverside Pkwy. SW, Austell. 770-702-9411. Current registered Girl Scouts pay $22.20, family friends and guests, $34.92.
Election Day in the Barnyard. The Art Barn. Enjoy a barnyard meet and greet, art projects and hayrides. Vote for your favorite barnyard buddy. Nov. 6. 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 208 Roper Rd., Canton. 678-319-0286. RSVP requested. $10/ person.
Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Totem.’ Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station. Catch this touring show full of visual arts and acrobatics. Through Dec. 2. 20th St. NW, Atlanta. 800-450-1480. Tickets $36.50 and up.
Teen Arts Night. City Center. Teens can bring instruments, poetry, artwork and short stories to share. Includes a slice of pizza and a soda. Nov. 2. 6-8 p.m. 8534 Main St., Woodstock. 678-494-4251. $5.
Civil War Living History. Barrington Hall. Enjoy a family oriented Civil War living history event. Activities for all age levels, period dancing, music, food and fun. Nov. 3. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell. 770-640-3855. Free.
Doggie Day. Commerce Plaza Parking Lot, Decatur. Enjoy a day full of learning, fun and prizes to benefit service animals. Nov. 3. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 755 Commerce Dr., Decatur. 404-687-8890. Dog contests, $5; Everything else, free.
S’mores for All. Oakhurst Garden at the Wylde Center. Roast s’mores, jump in the giant leaf pile and listen to live music. Nov. 10. 6-8 p.m. 435 Oakview Rd., Decatur. 404-371-1920. Free.
Overture Concert. Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center. Enjoy a concert by the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, conducted by Jere Flint. Nov. 11. 3 p.m. 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4900. $10/ person.
Reptile Day. Panola Mountain State Park. Learn about and meet fascinating reptiles and amphibians from our own backyards and even around the world. Nov. 10. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 2600 Hwy. 155 SW, Stockbridge. 770-389-7801. Suggested donation of $3/person; parking, $5.
Family Reading Festival. Marcus Jewish Community Center. Enjoy kid’s author talks, readings, and overall celebration of reading at this annual book festival. Nov. 11. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody. 678-812-4005. Parents, free; first child $13, additional children, $3.
Southeastern Indians Heritage Program. Atlanta History Center. Discover Southeastern Native American heritage and culture through fun craft demonstrations, engaging performances, interactive experiences and discussions. Nov. 17. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.130 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta. 404-814-4000. Adults, $16.50; ages 4-12, $11; 3 and younger, free.
History Tours. Piedmont Park. Learn about Piedmont Park’s history and the city of Atlanta. Tuesdays and Saturdays through Dec. 11 a.m. Reservations for Tuesdays required. Meet at the Green Market Info booth near 12th St. entrance. Piedmont Park. 404-875-7275. Free.
Fulton County Free Saturday. High Museum of Art. Admission is free for Fulton County residents with I.D. on the first Saturday of each month. Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000. Free.
Second Sunday Funday. High Museum of Art. Enjoy art demonstrations, art-making workshops and live performances. Nov. 11. 1-4 p.m. 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4550. Adults, $19.50; ages 6-17, $12; 5 and younger, free.


Children’s Story Time. FoxTale Book Shoppe. Age-appropriate stories followed by dance and song. Mondays and Saturdays. 11 a.m. 105 East Main St., #138, Woodstock. 770-516-9989. Free.
Family Storytelling. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Enjoy a night of “Tellabration” that showcases the outstanding youth of Atlanta. 980 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta. 404-872-5338. $3, adults; $1 children, 12 and younger.
Next Chapter JV Book Club. FoxTale Book Shoppe. This book club is for ages 6-12 and includes a snack, discussion and an activity. Second Friday of every month. 4:30 p.m. 105 East Main St., #138, Woodstock. 770-516-9989. Free.
Storytime at Little Shop. Little Shop of Stories. Storytelling three times a week; Thursday nights, milk and cookies provided and kids can come in pajamas. Sundays, 3 p.m.; Tuesdays, 11 a.m.; Thursdays, 7 p.m. 133A East Court Sq., Decatur. 404-373-6300. Free.
Storytime. Yawn’s Books. Enjoy a story for all ages. Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. 210 East Main St., Canton. 678-880-1922. Free.
Tales for Toddlers. Bean Head Toys. Stories read in the indoor tree house, then kids make a craft to take home. Every Thursday. 10:30 a.m. 220 Johnson Ferry Rd., Sandy Springs. 404-851-2980. Free.
Wren’s Nest Storytelling. The Wren’s Nest. Wren’s Nest Ramblers host storytelling sessions every Saturday. 1 p.m. 1050 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta. 404-753-7735. Adults, $8; children $5, 4 and younger, free.
Storytime by the River. Chattahoochee Nature Center. Listen to storytellers read about the night sky as they use books and crafts. First Wed. of the month. 10:30 a.m. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770-992-2055. Free with admission. Adults, $8; ages 3-12, $5; 2 and younger, free.


The Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow. Center for Puppetry Arts. Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and a spookier image. Through Nov. 4. Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., Sat. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 1404 Spring St., Atlanta. 404-873-3391. $16.50. 
The Real Tweenagers of Atlanta. Alliance Theatre. Musical explores what it is to be a “Real Tween,” based on interviews with hundreds of middle school kids. Nov. 3. Sat. 1 and 3:30 p.m.; 1280 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000. Adults, $20; ages 18 and younger, $15.
Celtic Thunder: VOYAGE. Fox Theatre. Enjoy a family-friendly show about the musical culture of Ireland. Nov. 4. 7:30 p.m. 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100. $47-72.
Beauty and the Beast. Fox Theatre. The classic musical tale of a young woman named Belle, and the Beast, who is really a prince trapped in a spell. Nov. 27-Dec. 2. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m., 8 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100. $42-90.
Narnia the Musical. Buford Community Center. Enjoy a unique performance of this enchanted world filled with creatures and spirits of myth and fable. Nov. 30-Dec. 9. Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 3 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. 2200 Buford Hwy, Buford. 770-945-6762. $12-25.

beyond atlanta

Savannah Children’s Book Festival. Forsyth Park. Celebrate the joy of reading and the magic of storytelling at this eighth annual festival that includes more than 60 authors and illustrators. Nov. 10. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dayton St., Savannah. 912-652-3605. Free.
River Giants Exhibit. Tennessee Aquarium. A collection of freshwater fish at legendary sizes, the “goliaths” of freshwater. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. One Broad St., Chattanooga, Tenn. 800-262-0695. Adults, $24.95; ages 3-12 $14.95.
The Great Outdoor Adventure. The Rock Ranch. Learn about the outdoors and farming activities. Kids can enjoy the corn maze one last time. Sat., Nov. 10. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. 5020 Barnesville Hwy., The Rock. 706-647-6374. Admission, $15; ages 3 and younger, free.
Mom’s Morning Out. North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm. Bring the kids for a morning out and enjoy special rates. Nov. 13. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 706-348-7279. 2912 Paradise Valley Rd., Cleveland. Petting zoo and hayride, $6 or add in a wildlife walk for $15.

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