August 11th is the date for this awesome event! There will be carnival games, jump castles and free back to school supplies. This event takes place from 11am-3pm just across Metropolitan from Adair Park at 967 Dewey Street. The family that plays together stays together.
While you are there, check out their facility, upcoming events, classes and more. This organization graciously opens their doors for Adair Park Today meetings every month. Check them out on Facebook as well.
Here are a few updates from the Salvation Army Kroc Center:
Conquering Your Diet – Has your new diet been working out? Come and join this revolutionary session in nutrition every other Saturday from 10am-12pm from October 15th through December 17th. Free to members, $4 per class for non-members. Find out why some diets don’t work and get on the right track of eating right.
Reaching Out To Read – The Family Literacty Program invites you and your family to celebrate the joy of reading with wonderful artists and books on Thursday, October 20th from 5:30-7:30. Cool prizes, free food, free books and so much fun!
After School Program – Kids 7-12 can join the Kroc Center’s after school program Monday through Friday from 2:30pm-6pm. Register now and the first 10 members receive 4 free weeks! The cost is $10 per child per week for members, $15 per child per week for nonmembers.
Haven’t joined the Kroc Center? You should! Low rates for individuals and families gets your discounts, free programs, the fitness center and the game room.
If you have still not stopped by the Kroc Center Farmer’s Market on a Saturday, what are you waiting for? Fresh produce brought just across Metropolitan from our neighborhood and sold at reasonable prices? Sign me up!
This program endeavors to not only provide low cost fresh produce to the surrounding neighborhoods, but they also employ some teens in the area so they can learn about business.
We hope to see you there loading up on a Saturday soon!
August 13th is the 3rd Annual Community Impact day at the Kroc Center at 967 Dewey Street. This fun family event runs from 11am to 4pm and includes fun events like jump houses and face painting, as well as health screenings and school bags while supplies last.
Combine that with food, carnival games and an essay contest, and there is a little something for everyone! Check out this flyer for more information on this great event!
Danali Flavors, Moosetracks, and Mayfield Ice Cream have partnered to give away FREE ICE CREAM as well as donate up to $10,000 to the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center for each scoop eaten during this promotion. This event will take place in Centennial Olympic Park from 11am to 3pm on Tuesday, June 21st.
There are some special scoopers including media representatives, community leaders and some atheletes. Please come out and support the Kroc Center and have some free ice cream! For information on the Kroc Center, you may visit their website or their Facebook page.
The Kroc Center launched their farmer’s market last weekend to the delight of local residents! The market, located in front of the Kroc Center at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and Mary Street, just across from Pearce Street, is open on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Get there early as they were running out last weekend.
The market runs until at least late August, if not past it. The produce is purchased at the State Farmer’s Market in Forest Park and brought up that morning. Starting in late June several local teens will be able to work with the farmer’s market, learning key business skills.
Last weekend the market had peaches, collard greens, carrots, oranges, corn, lettuce, limes and some other fruits and vegetables. Come support this local effort and get some great produce just across the street from Adair Park!
Laugh Out Loud! The Kroc Center Kiddie Summer Day Camps are about the most fun your youngster can have in Atlanta. Children ages 5 and 6 can enjoy a variety of camps all summer long, learning something new each time! Registration is from now until all slots are filled. The registration fee is $20 per household. The camps are $80 bi-weekly or $280 for all 8 weeks. Camp hours are from 8am to 5pm, with before and after care available for $10 per child. The costs include breakfast, lunch, field trip, arts and crafts, cooking, dancing, math & reading enrichment, devotional, character development and recreational activities. Such a deal for your kids! Every 2 weeks there is a theme:
June 6 – June 17: Beach fun in the sun
June 20 – July 1: Zoo animals
July 4 – July 8: No camp
July 11 – July 22: Olympic fun
July 25 – August 5: Gardening fun
Don’t let your child miss out on these great summer activities! Call the Kroc Center today at 404-638-7254 or 404-638-7215, or contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is starting a farmer’s market just across the street from Adair Park! This market will be open on Saturdays from 9am-2pm. They look to begin on May 1st and run through September 30th. In addition, they are looking at this as an opportunity to employ 6 neighborhood kids, teaching them about owning your own business.
We will keep you posted as everything shakes out, but needless to say, this is exciting!