MAMC Atlanta Activities, May 11-17


There are endless ways to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend with plenty of mommy & me and family-friendly fun around Atlanta, May 11-17. On Friday, May 12 at 9 p.m., be sure to check out the Decatur Lantern Parade. Although it is a late night, it is fun for the whole family and not to be missed! Moms, enjoy your special day at Zoo Atlanta where moms get free admission with any paid adult or child admission on Sunday, May 14.

Grandma Snazzy’s Storytime
May 11
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Crabapple Kroger, 12460 Crabapple Rd, Ste. 301, Alpharetta
Grandma Snazzy’s storytime has a cult following in Atlanta. Head to the Crabapple Kroger for story time led by Atlanta’s favorite grandma every Monday, Thursday and Friday. Be sure to call 770-740-2050 for scheduling changes or updates.

Adam Rubin Author Event
May 12
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Little Shop of Stories, 133 A East Court Square, Decatur

Join Adam Rubin, author of “Dragons Love Tacos,” as he presents his new book, “Dragons Love Tacos 2.” Meet him and enjoy a 15-minute salsa and guacamole demonstration by Chipotle Mexican Grill. Click here for more info.

Spark Saturday: Family Ties
May 13
12:00 – 3:00 PM
The Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta
FREE for children 17 and younger
Celebrate diversity in family structures at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Kids can create their own family tree, design a family collage or build a house. Admission for adults is $16; 17 and younger, receive free admission for the day. For more info, click here.

Mother’s Day at Zoo Atlanta
May 14
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta
FREE for moms with another paid admission
Spend Mother’s Day with animal mommies and their babies at Zoo Atlanta where moms get in free with the purchase of one full price admission (adult or child).Admission for adults is $25.99; $17.99 for children ages 3-12, and free for children 2 under. Click here to purchase tickets and for more info.

Toddler Time @ Legoland Discovery Center
May 15
10 AM

Legoland Discovery Center, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
FREE for children 2 and under!
Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday head to Legoland for guided play and story time for your toddlers in the DUPLO® Village. Click here to purchase tickets.

Little Acorns
May 16
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Plaza at Avalon, 2200 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta

Enjoy face painting, story time, crafts, character visits and more for preschoolers every Tuesday.
Click here for more info.

Garden Stories @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
May 17
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Rd., Kennesaw
Adults, $7; ages 2 and older, $7
This event is a bit OTP, but worth the drive. Enjoy a story, crafts and more on a garden related topic. This event is suitable for children ages 3-6. For more info, click here.

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Mel Heinrich is a writer and the proud mother of two delightful daughters. Born in Tennessee and raised in suburban Atlanta, she has a background in journalism and marketing. She is fascinated by genealogy the ways in which understanding your roots can empower you to embrace life. She writes regularly about the relationships, traditions and celebrations that are the foundation of family on her blog, My Magnolia Tree, at

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