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October 2008 Newsletter

President’s Message
The cool, crisp air and the beautiful yellow, orange and red leaves on the trees can only mean one thing – Fall is finally here! This is my favorite time of year. I love that there are so many outdoor activities for families to do. From apple picking to pumpkin carving and even dressing up as our favorite ghouls and goblins, this month is definitely a time for enjoying our families, making memories and forming new traditions. Our new calendar coordinator, Catherine Moore, has worked hard to include our favorite seasonal outings this month along with some new adventures. One again, we will be participating in the Fall Hay Day on October 11th. We are looking forward to using our new banner to advertise our club and bring in new members. We need a few volunteers to help man our booth, so please contact Catherine Moore (bluecanary42@netscape.net) if you are interested. With last year’s tree planting being such a success, we have decided to volunteer to plant another one. We will be bringing much needed shade to the newest play area at Riverside Park. Another exciting activity this month is the MOM’S Club Scrapbook signing. Christine Anderson and Betty Miller worked together on the 2007-2008 scrap book. We hope to see many of you at JJ Biello on October 20th to come see it in person, sign it and help us finish a wonderful keepsake for our club. Also on the calendar are some of the usual favorites – like Berry Patch Farms and Hill Crest Orchards. For those of us that love the excitement that Halloween brings, we can meet at Boo at the Zoo and at the Woodstock Kid Fest for some yummy candy and fun entertainment. We will also visit The Terrace Senior Living Community (formerly The Oaks) to participate in the Halloween parade. Lastly, I look forward to seeing many of you at my favorite mom events - Board Games for Moms, Circle of Friends and Walking Club. You can visit with old friends or meet someone new; either way it is a great way to connect with each other. In closing, I want to thank those of you who filled out the MOM’S Club Survey. We hope to use the productive information to bring about positive change and new ideas that will include members – old and new. We, as your board, are always open to suggestions and feedback from you. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if we can do something better or should try something new. We are here to serve you! Your President, Nina Garcia

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Club News
North Metro Gymnastics
North Metro is once again offering us classes for our children on one Friday per month at 11 AM. The cost is $5 per child. These classes will be included on the monthly activity calendar, but for more info contact Jenny Jones at jones0515@hotmail.com. RSVPs must be sent to the MOMS Club gmail account at WoodstockMOMSClubRSVP@gmail.com on the Monday before each class. The class dates are as follows: October 10; November 14; December 12; January 16; February 13; March 13; April 17; and May 8.

Playgroups
Have you been considering joining a playgroup but need some more information about our current groups? Just contact Julie Kori, the Playgroup Liaison, and she can let you know what age groups currently meet and when and help you find some new playmates for your children. Currently, there are only four active playgroups, so there must be some more members out there to form more playgroups. If you have any questions or are interested in joining a group, please contact Julie Kori at 678-880-1983 or jjkori@comcast.net.

MOMS Club Tidbits
Our secretary, Amy Nelson, sends out weekly tidbits through email to the entire club. There are usually time-sensitive notices in these emails so please be sure to read them. If you have anything to share with the entire club please send your message to Amy at mitchandamynelson@comcast.net and she'll be sure to get it out to the club.

Helping Hands
Helping Hands coordinates not only meals for moms and baskets for babies, but also babysitting needs in times of family crisis. If you should need help, please contact Gail Battey at gbattey@gmail.com. Our goal is to support all moms in times of need.

Chapter Historian
SAY CHEESE!!! If you happen to take photos during any of our activities, or playgroups, please share them with Betty Miller as she continues to fill our MOMS Club scrapbook. If possible, please write carefully the names and what the activity is along with the date (or month) on the back of each photo or separate sheet of paper. You can give them to Betty personally, email them to bnbm@bellsouth.net, or mail them to her at 1508 Willow Bend, Woodstock, GA 30188. Thanks!

Calendar IDEAS!
Do you have a great idea to share? Or have a fun place in mind where you’d want to play with the kids at? Please send your fun activity ideas to our NEW calendar coordinator, Catherine Moore at bluecanary42@netscape.net so she can coordinate the next month’s MOMS Club activities. When taking a more active role in submitting creative ideas, the more our club will appeal to more members. All ideas accepted! As the new Calendar Coordinator, I am forming a Calendar Committee …if you’d like to be on it please email me at bluecanary42@netscape.net.

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Fall Hay Day
Cherokee County Parks & Recreation Department is putting on a Fall Hay Day – a community fall festival with craft vendors, local businesses, and kids’ activities. Admission is one unwrapped toy per family to benefit MUST (Ministries United for Service and Training, Inc.). Our chapter voted to have a booth at the Hay Day as a way to recruit new members. We need volunteers to man our booth for each time slot during the event. It will be super easy - we have our business card taped to lollipops to hand out, flyers about our club for more interested moms, and Halloween Coloring Sheets at our table for kids to enjoy. All you have to do is talk with moms who might want to know a little bit more about our club. We'll have 2 - 3 members at the booth for each shift so you don't have to worry about being put on the spot - someone will be there to help you answer any questions (or to chat with during lulls in traffic). And, we've divided it up into shifts of only 90 minutes, so you'll still have time to enjoy the Hay Day events with your family: * 10:30 – 12:00 includes helping set-up * 12:00 – 1:30 * 1:30 – 3:00 includes helping break down/clean-up (during the last 15 - 30 minutes last year, there weren't many people left, so it was easy to get wrapped up by 3) Please contact Catherine Moore (bluecanary42@netscape.net or (678) 367-1162) if you can help out with this event!!

Long-Term Service Project: “THE HOUSE OF HOPE”
Last month we spotlighted our long-term service project – House of Hope. This month we have listed information about how you can help as an individual (apart from our club activities). It is completely voluntary and you are in no way obligated to do so; however, some of you who have learned more about the House of Hope may want to know what else you can do to help. Thank you in advance for helping us make a difference in the lives of these women. How YOU Can Help The House of Hope: 1. Save A Life Campaign: This entails making monthly pledges towards one lady’s expenses: “You can help save one woman’s life with a gift that covers her basic living expenses for one week:”     Her groceries for a week Her transportation for a week Her housing for a week Her utilities for a week $25 $16 $100 $35

Full sponsorship for one week is $176; for one month $700 and for one year $8,400. 2. Angel Food Ministries: Purchase a $30 box of Angel Food for the House of Hope. www.angelfoodministires.com By buying food from first rate suppliers at substantial volume discounts, Angel Food Ministries is able to provide families with approximately $65 worth of quality nutritious food for $30. Angel Food Ministries does not use outof-date food or inferior products. ABOUT THE FOOD: Each month's menu is different and consists of fresh, frozen and packaged food. Angel Food is purchased from the nation’s top food suppliers. Providing quality, nutritious food at significant discounts on a regular basis is one practical way to give people a “hand up” during
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difficult times. The cost for a box of Angel Food is $30. There is no purchase limit for boxes of Angel Food. There are no applications or qualifications necessary to purchase. ABOUT THE VALUE: Comparison shopping nationwide in various grocery stores has revealed that the average retail value for the same food items would be approximately $65. Generally, one box of Angel Food assists in feeding a family of four for about one week or a single senior citizen for almost a month. 3. Job Networking: Help the ladies find a job, when needed. For example, Pat is a skilled administrator and is in Phase II of her recovery so; she is looking for a part-time job as an Administrative Assistant! 4. November House of Hope Craft Show: Spread the word and help to find craftsmen/women to participate in the craft show at Gary & Renee McCormick’s house. All craftsmen/women will be required to donate 20% of each purchase to the House of Hope 5. Donate items to the House of Hope from their “Wish List:” (see examples of past donations below)    Computers (for job searching & developing computer skills), Car for Adina (since public transportation is not readily available in the Roswell/Woodstock area & she is ready to graduate the program & is working) TV/DVD player (for enjoyment)

6. Form Relationships: Friendships and relationships make a big difference in these ladies starting a new life. These relationships prevent the ladies from wanting to return to their previous life. If you connect with one of the ladies during one of our events with the House of Hope, then feel free to invite them into your world! You can:      Invite a lady or a group of ladies over to have a meal with your family Set-up a “ladies movie rental night” at your house Treat them to a meal Extend a lady a guest pass to your gym Go on a walk

Small Groups
Activity Groups Information - October 2008
Activity groups are a great way to meet new people within the club. The groups are also a great way to have some well-deserved mommy time. Some suggested groups have been Book Club, Recipe Club and the “Lonely Wives” Dinner Club, but we need someone to head them up. Coordinating a group is not time consuming and it is a great way to get more involved in the club. If you have an interest and would like to form a group, please contact the Activities Group Liaison, Betty Miller at bnbm@bellsouth.net or by phone at (770) 592-4961.

Here’s the info on our current groups: Coffee Club
Calling all Coffee Lovers, Calling all Moms! You don't have to be a coffee drinker to join our group. We meet one morning a month at a local coffee house for coffee and conversation. You are welcome to bring the little ones along or come take a break and treat yourself while they are in school. We are
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looking for some new places to meet, so please email Julie Kori at jjkori@comcast.net if you have an idea or preferred place to meet.

Movie Club
MOVIE CLUB is an opportunity to go to the movie theatre with other moms this fall/winter! Mark your calendars for the following FRIDAYS….Oct. 24th, Nov. 21st and Dec. 12th . Movie is to be determined by members. All members are welcome, so if you haven't come before, come join us. For more information, contact Amy Nelson at mitchandamynelson@comcast.net or (404) 932-3232.

Scrapbooking
If you are interested in learning about opportunities to scrapbook with some other moms, then please email Amy Nelson at mitchandamynelson@comcast.net to be added to her email list. Many of the opportunities are FREE and a few of them have a nominal fee for food. If you know of some other opportunities, then let Amy know those too!

Recipes
If you like new recipe ideas and/or love to share recipes when you try something and love it…. then let Amy Nelson know you want to be added to her recipe email list. As she gets recipes emailed to her, she’ll pass it along to YOU! It’s always fun to have new cooking ideas! If you send in a recipe, please note if you’ve tried it or not. Feel free to send meal planning information, recipe websites, or cooking tips too. We love it all! Amy’s email is mitchandamynelson@comcast.net.

Fitness Directory
If you’d like to get periodic updates on who is a member of Moms Club AND also a member of YOUR gym or fitness interest, then email Amy at mitchandamynelson@comcast.net. Friendship, Accountability & More Fun at YOUR Fitness Club/Gym or fitness interests… all I need to know if your name/email/cell #/what gym or fitness interest & location if it’s not well known. Here are some local fitness outlets: BODY PLEX, GOLD’S GYM, JAZZERCISE, LA FITNESS , LIFE TIME FITNESS, NEIGHBORHOOD summer WATER AEROBICS CLASSES , WALKING GROUPS, TOTAL HEALTH & FITNESS …and others.

Celebrating
Happy Birthday to: MOMS Kim Hawkins (10/18) Delilah Dawson (10/21) Julie Kori (10/22) Nanette Lenderman (10/30) Mandy Squires (10/31) KIDS Abigail Parkes (10/03) Carter Moss (10/11) Sophie Moss (10/11) Alden Chudy (10/17) Gavin Arabia (10/20) Trey Owens (10/20) Isabella Freeman (10/22) Joshua Kori (10/22) Owen Jones (10/23) Savannah Calin (10/28) Emily Richards (10/30) Tommy Anderson (10/31)

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Treasury Report
Dollars and Cents TREASURY REPORT October 2008 BEGINNING BALANCE: Income: Dues New Members Dues Renewals Fundraiser Misc. Other (Advertising) TOTAL INCOME: Expenses: Postage Copies Donations Misc. Reimbursements $440.98 $ $40.00 $ $ $ $40.00 $ $ $ $45.00 (Deposit for Fall Hay Day booth) $

TOTAL EXPENSES: ENDING BALANCE:

$45.00 $435.98

Membership News
~Hello and Goodbye~ Welcome New Members: Up for Renewal: Christy Bartlett Delilah Dawson Kristin Freeman Vera Hurioglu Catherine Moore Kristen Robbins Farewell to:

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Contact Information
Our Volunteers
This Club is only as good as you make it. All of us are moms in the same stage of life, so please know that your Club volunteers are just as busy as you are. Respect your volunteers and their time that they give to all of us. Maybe become a volunteer, too.

President: Nina Garcia (770) 517-7264 bassilnina@aol.com Administrative Vice President: Maya Arabia (404) 514-8586 alandmaya@yahoo.com

Helping Hands Coordinator: Gail Battey (678) 384-4992 gbattey@gmail.com Party/Craft Coordinator: Nina Garcia (770) 517-7264 bassilnina@aol.com Heaven Barnett (404) 641-7655 heavenbarnett@mac.com Website Mistress: Bethany Mashini (770) 517-0965 bmashini@gmail.com Chapter Historian Betty Miller (770) 592-4961 bnbm@bellsouth.net Big Sister Program Coordinator Catherine Moore (678) 367-1162 bluecanary42@netscape.net Activities Group Liaison Betty Miller (770) 592-4961 bnbm@bellsouth.net

MOMS Club Area Coordinator Kerry Keough 3045 Sharon Lane Cumming, GA 30041 770-889-4975 keo3045@gmail.com MOMS Club GA Area Coordinator Kimberly Sherman 520 Oak Bridge Trail Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-753-9691 KimberlySherman@bellsouth.net MOMS Club Asst Regional Coordinator Allie Roberts 11010 N. Lamont Court Fredericksburg, VA 22407 540-786-7777 allie@wildlink.com Inquiries outside your local area can be made by sending an e-mail to MOMSClub@aol.com or by writing to: The MOMS Club, 1464 Madera Rd. #N 191, Simi Valley, CA 93065. (Please include a $2 donation when requesting information by mail.)

mailto:tripp1113@yahoo.comMem Newsletter Editor:
bership Vice President: Catherine Moore (678) 367-1162 bluecanary42@netscape.net Treasurer: Dana Wood (770) 928-4600 danarwood@msn.com Secretary: Amy Nelson (678) 445-9454 mitchandamynelson@comcast.net Calendar Coordinator: Catherine Moore (678) 367-1162 bluecanary42@netscape.net Playgroup Liaison: Julie Kori (678) 880-1983 jjkori@comcast.net

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October 1st, 2008-November 7th, 2008
Sunday Blue = Morning Event Monday Green = Afternoon Event Tuesday Purple = Family Event Wednesday 1 Walking Club Northside Track on Shallowford Rd. 9:30 a.m. free 7 HOOT & HOWL Dinner @ Moe’s 5:00 p.m. Cost of Food Dac Kids 10 a.m. Dac Kids 3 p.m. $7.99/child (under 2 free w/paid sibling) 8 Board Meeting Hobbytown Play-date 10:00 a.m. free Thursday 2 Art at the Park Rec Center Pavillion & Playground 3:30 p.m. free 9 NorthMetro Gymnastics Class 11:00 a.m. $5 Picnic ‘N’ Play Dupree Park 12:30 p.m. free Friday 3 Saturday 4

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6 Circle of Friends @ Kristin Freeman’s 10:00 a.m. free MOMS Night Out Game Night 7:00 pm Split Cost of Pizza

10 Fall Hay Day & Chili Cookoff J.J. Biello Softball Fields 11:00 a.m. New Toy Donation

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12 Board Games for MOMS @ Mandy Squires’ 10:00 a.m. free

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14 Imagine It! Free 2nd Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. free

15 Picnic & Tree Planting Riverside Park 12:30 p.m./1:00 p.m. free

16 Calendar Coffee – Dunkin Donuts 9:30 a.m. Cost of Food& Drink

17 Cherokee Pignic & Film on the Farm Heritage Park 6:00 p.m. Cost of Food

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19 Wings Over Marietta Air Show 10:00 a.m. free

20 MOMS Club Scrapbook Signing Party @ J.J. Biello 10:30 a.m. free

21 Monster Mini-Golf 3:30 p.m. $5.50 kids, $6.50 big kids, short/ young kids free

22 Club Connection Woodstock Community Church Playground 10 a.m. free

23 The Pumpkin Patch @ Berry Patch Farms 3:30 p.m. free/cost of pumpkin

24 Coffee Club Starbucks @ 92/ Trickum 9:30a.m. cost of food/drink Boo at the Zoo 5:00 p.m. $10/person age 2+

25 Fall Festival at Hillcrest Orchards 11:00 a.m. $5/person. $3 extra for petting zoo

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26 MOMS Club Halloween Party @ Mandy Squires’ 4:00 p.m. Potluck Dish to Share 2 Storytime @ Fox Tale Books 11:00 a.m. free

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28 Walking Club Northside Track on Shallowford Rd. 9:30 a.m. free 4 Breakfast @ IHOP 9:30 a.m. cost of food

29 Sparkles Tiny Tots Halloween Party 9:30 a.m. $3.50/child $6 for Lunch Bunch 5 Circle of Friends @ Amy Nelson’s 10:00 a.m. free

30 Halloween Parade @ The Terrace Senior Living Community 3:00 p.m./3:30 p.m. free 6 Purple Hippo Art Studio 10:30 a.m. $13/child

Halloween 31 Kid Fest Woodstock City Park 3:00 p.m. free

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7 Dessert Social @ Scream Puffs 1:00 p.m. cost of food

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Activities Descriptions ** October 2008
**Please RSVP for events to WoodstockMOMSClubRSVP@gmail.com.** Use the event name (e.g. Circle of Friends, Hobbytown Playdate) as the subject line and it’s easy to see who is coming to each event. You can log-in to the account to see who will be joining you at an event by going to gmail.com. Username: WoodstockMOMSClubRSVP, password: funevents.
Wednesday Oct 1 Walking Club 9:30 a.m. free Thursday Oct 2 Art at the Park Rec Center Pavilion 3:30 p.m. free Friday Oct 3 Picnic ‘N’ Play Dupree Park 12:30 p.m. free Monday Oct 6 Circle of Friends @ Kristin Freeman’s 10:00 a.m. free/snack to share Monday Oct 6 MOMS Night Out Bunko Night @ Ginger Moss’s 7:00 p.m. split cost of pizza Tuesday Oct 7 HOOT & HOWL Dinner @ Moe’s 5:00 p.m. Come and join our Circle of Friends – get together with your fellow MOMS to discuss anything that’s on your mind – current events, children’s phases/parenting issues, even the latest celebrity gossip. Bring a snack to share and come ready to enjoy some good adult conversation, make new friends, and even learn something new. Kids are invited, of course! Directions: Take Hwy 5/Main St. North through downtown. Pass the library and the Rec Center. Turn Right onto East Cherokee (there’s a light & Publix is on the left). Go down 1.4 miles. You’ll pass a school on the left and a gas station on the right. Turn Right onto Thornwood Dr. into Briarwood Subdivision. Take your first left onto White Water Court. Kristin’s house is at the end of the cul-de-sac - #210. It’s time to break out the dice and have a ‘rollin’ good time! Bunko is a super-easy-to-learn dice game of luck. No special skills required – only the desire to have a fun night out with the girls! Bring a dessert, side dish, or drink to share. We’ll order and split the cost of pizza. Cost: Split Cost of Pizza. Directions: Take Highway 92 East from 575, & turn Left onto Weatherstone Dr – at the light after the Starbucks/Wal-Mart entrance. From Roswell side of town, take Highway 92 West and turn Right on Weatherstone Dr., just after you pass Kayson’s on the right and Lucky’s Liquor Store on the left. Once you’re in the Weatherstone Subdivision, take the first Left onto Weatherstone Place. Ginger lives at #330, on the right. *New Event* Husbands Out Of Town & Husband Out Working Late. We know how tough it can be to work up the motivation to cook dinner for just yourself and the kids. If you’re in need of some adult interaction at the end of a long day alone with the kids, join other lonely MOMS & their kids for a casual dinner out. This month, we’ll be heading to Moe’s Southwest Grill. Cost: $15 - $20 for a mom and 2 kids. Directions: From Trickum, take Hwy 92 west. Cross Hwy 5/Main St. Moe’s will be on the right just past the Quick Trip and Dunkin’ Donuts.
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As the weather cools down, come out and get some exercise with your MOMS Club friends. Northside Hospital has a paved ¼ mile track surrounding a large grassy area where kids can play while we walk off the Halloween Candy in advance! Bikes, trikes, strollers, and bubbles help keep the little ones entertained. Directions: Take Highway 5/Main Street South. Cross Jamerson Rd. intersection. Turn left at traffic light onto Shallowford. In about 1 mile, the walking track is on the left after Nicholson Elementary School. Come dig into the MOMS Club craft box. We’ve got paint, markers, glue, scissors, construction paper and more! Let your kids have a blast being creative. Most supplies are washable, but it’s advisable to wear old clothes or a smock (Dad’s old shirts worn backwards work well). There’s a playground nearby so kids who aren’t as interested in the art can play. Directions: Take Main St/Hwy 5 North through downtown. Pass the library on the right. Turn right into the South Cherokee Government Annex and go around back to the pavilion and playground. Pack a picnic and join your MOMS Club friends after preschool pickup for lunch and playtime at this shaded, fenced-in playground! Directions: From Trickum, go West on Hwy 92. Turn right on Neese Rd. just after you pass Woodstock Baptist Church. You’ll go through the 4-way stop and Dupree Park will be just after it on the right.

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cost of food Wednesday Oct 8 Dac Kids 10 a.m. Dac Kids 3 p.m. $7.99/child Thursday Oct 9
Board Meeting

AAARRRGH, Matey! Come enjoy this pirate-themed indoor playspace. From the foam ball cannons, clatter bridges, and wooden forts to the obstacle course at Pirates Cove or the undersea adventures awaiting as your little buckaroos make their way through the lair of a Giant Octopus, you’re sure to have a great time! For more info go to www.dackids.com. Please specify which time you plan to go when you RSVP. Cost: $7.99/child over 2. $4.99 for walkers under 2. Non-walkers free. Directions: Take 575 South to Exit 3, Chastain Rd. Turn Right on Chastain. Take it until it dead-ends at North Cobb Pkwy/US-41 & turn Right on North Cobb Pkwy. Dac Kids is 3.3 miles down on the left in Acworth Lakeshore Shopping Center.

Hobbytown Playdate 10:00 a.m. free Friday Oct 10 NorthMetro Gymnastics Class 11:00 a.m.
Early RSVP by 10/06

Head on down to Hobbytown! While MOMS get a chance to chat, there’s a lot to keep kids entertained in their play area – train tables, Groovy Girls, a play Kitchen, and more. Directions: Take I-575 South to Exit 1, Barrett Pkwy. Go Right on Barrett Pkwy. You’ll go 1.5 miles, crossing under I-75. You’ll see Chic-fil-A on your right just before Cobb Place Pkwy. Turn Right onto Cobb Place Pkwy. You’ll pass an auto/tire place and then turn into the Shopping Center on your left – there’s Hobbytown USA.

Let your preschooler come tumble, flip, stretch, bounce, & climb. Learn basic gymnastic skills and enjoy North Metro Gymnastic Center’s instruction & equipment in a 45-minute class they offer us at a special rate once a month. We need a head count, so RSVP by Monday, 10/06 if you want to participate! Cost: $5/child. Directions: From Trickum, head west on 92 and turn Left on Hames Rd at the light. From 575, head east on 92 and turn Right on Hames Rd. at the light. The Woodstock Dodge Dealership is on the corner. Just behind the Dodge Dealer’s back/side entrance, turn right onto Smokehill Ln. Turn left into the 3rd parking lot for building 109. The entrance for NorthMetro is about halfway down the building on the right. Come enjoy the beautiful fall weather at this annual Community Event. There are inflatables and games for the kids (with tickets and prizes to be won!), local vendors (crafts, services, etc), and a chili cookoff (yummy!!). It’s also a chance for you to help make our MOMS Club even better – stop by our club’s booth and talk to potential members for a few minutes or even man a 90 minute shift - see newsletter for details. Cost: 1 new toy/family to be donated to MUST Ministries. Directions: Take Hwy 5/Main St. north through downtown. Pass the library and rec center on your right. Go about ¼ mile more and turn right on Brooke Blvd (there’s a marquee sign with CRPA info on it). Go past the playground to the Softball Complex on the right. Come and enjoy board and card games that can capture your interest more than the color, counting, & ABC games we usually have to play during the day. Kids are, of course, welcome. Or, if you have a free morning with kids in school, come & enjoy it with friends & games. Come just one time or on a regular basis – all are welcome! Directions: Take Hwy 92 east towards Roswell. Turn Left on West Wiley Bridge Rd. Go 1.7 miles through about 4 stop signs. Turn left into Willow Tree Subdivision. Turn left at the first stop sign onto Willow Way. Mandy’s house, #1627 is on the left.

$5/child Saturday Oct 11
Family Event

Fall Hay Day & Chili Cookoff @ J.J. Biello 11:00 a.m. New Toy Donation Monday Oct 13 Board Games for MOMS @ Mandy Squires’ 10:00 a.m. free Tuesday Oct 14 Imagine It! Free 2nd Tuesday 1:00 p.m. free parking is $5 - $10

Take advantage of Target’s sponsorship of a FREE day at the Imagine It! Children’s Museum in Atlanta, your child can build with life-size tinker toys, sculpt with moon sand, paint a mural on their washable wall, or manipulate hundreds of balls with levers, gears, pulleys, and air blasts. More info available at www.imagineit-cma.org. Cost: Museum admission is free. Nearby parking is $5 - $10 depending on the lot you find. The closest lots are cash only, but there are lots that take cards within easy walking distance. Directions: Take I-575 South to I-75 South to Downtown Atlanta. Take the Williams Street Exit. Go Straight off the exit onto Williams Street. Turn right onto Baker Street. Imagine It! Is on the corner of Baker St. & Centennial Olympic Park Dr.
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Wednesday Oct 15 Picnic & Tree Planting 12:30 p.m./1:00 p.m. free Thursday Oct 16 Calendar Coffee Dunkin Donuts 9:30 a.m. cost of drink/food Friday Oct 17
Family Event

Come help green up Riverside Park. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy after getting the kids from preschool. Bring your shovels because we’ll be planting a tree at 1:00. CRPA will place a plaque on the tree so your kids can know which one they helped plant and can watch it grow over the years – maybe someday even show it to their kids! Directions: Take Trickum Rd. north to Arnold Mill, turn left and go 1.5 miles to North River Dr, turn Right just before Woodstock Presbyterian Church. Or Take Arnold Mill east from downtown 1.8 miles to North River Dr. and turn left just after Woodstock Presbyterian Church. North River Dr. dead ends at Riverside Park after about 1/3 mile. What do you want to do next month? Join us for a cup of coffee, breakfast, or a morning snack and discuss what you’d like to see on November’s MOMS Club Calendar. Even if you don’t have ideas for events, we’d love to know what days and times are best for you for activities that have been suggested. Or just come and add some variety to the conversation that always accompanies a group of women getting together! Cost: Food or drink purchased. Directions: From Trickum, take Hwy 92 west. Cross Hwy 5/Main St. Dunkin’ Donuts is on the right just past Wendy’s and Quick Trip. Come have some “family fun the old fashioned country fair way.” Gates open at 5 p.m. Free Admission on Friday with donations accepted. The opening ceremonies are at 6:00 pm. Children 10 and under can enter the Halloween Costume Contest (with prizes!) at 6:30. Chick-fil-a will be sponsoring a Cow Drop at 7:00 pm and at 7:30 you can enjoy a free outdoor movie. There will be lots of food vendors on site, no picnics or pets, please. For more info check out www.cherokeepignic.com. Cost: food purchased. Directions: Take I-575 North to Exit 20, Riverstone Pkwy. Turn left on Riverstone Pkwy. Heritage Park is 1.6 miles down on the Left behind the Ingles and the YMCA. Come see the world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbird aerial demonstration team. Other acts include the USAF Academy “Wings of Blue” parachute jump team, an F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft demo, an F22 Raptor aircraft demo and other static displays. Admission is FREE! Gates for this event open at 10 a.m. For more information call (678) 655-2333. Directions: Take I-575 South to I-75 South. Exit 261 GA-280/Lockheed/Dobbins. Take the ramp for GA 280 South. Merge onto Delk Rd. The Air Force Base is off of Delk Rd. Call to find out which entrance to use and for more specific directions.

Cherokee Picnic & Film on the Farm 6:00 p.m. cost of food Sunday Oct 19
Family Event

Wings Over Marietta Air Show 10:00 a.m. free Monday Oct 20 MOMS Club Scrap-book Signing Party @ J.J. Biello 10:30 a.m. free Tuesday Oct 21 Monster Mini-Golf 3:30 p.m. $7.50 adults, $5.50 kids, $6.50 big kids, short/young kids free Wednesday Oct 22 Club Connection* Woodstock Community Church Playground

Our historians, Betty Miller & Christine Anderson have made a fantastic MOMS Club Scrabpook. Come join us at J.J. Biello Park for a morning of reminiscing while the kids romp on the playground. If you’ve recently joined, come see what fun and types of activities are in store for you in the days to come! Directions: Take Hwy 5/Main St. North through downtown. Pass the library and rec center on your right. After about ¼ mile more, turn right on Brooke Blvd (there’s a marquee sign with CRPA info on it). The playground will be on the left in the valley after the tennis complex.

Get geared up for Halloween by joining in a round of glow-in-the-dark, monster themed mini-golf for ‘humans of all ages.’ It’s not too scary; nothing jumps out at you. White clothing will glow very bright! Be sure to check out the board in the window as you enter for monthly discounts (e.g. $1 off if you tell a joke). If you come in costume, you can enter their Halloween give-away with prizes like a Wii. Cost: Pricing is based on height: $7.50 adult height (avg. 11 yr. old height +), $6.50 (approx. 8 – 11), $5.50 (approx 4 – 8), little monsters golf for free. Moms can chaperone without paying to golf. Directions: Take I-575 South to Exit 1, Barrett Pkwy. Turn Left off the exit ramp. After you cross under the interstate & go through the light at the interstate entrance, get in the left turn lane for Chastain Meadows. Turn left onto Chastain Meadows. Monster Mini-Golf is on the left next to the Dollar Store before you get to Wal-Mart. Get the latest news on what’s going on in your MOMS Club! Kids can play on the fenced-in playground while we discuss the latest happenings in our chapter. If your kiddos are in school, join us for a chance to catch up with friends, stay ‘in the loop,’ and enjoy a mid-morning snack (Catherine will be bringing muffins!). Our Monthly Meeting is the best place to give your board members input and feedback and to make your opinions heard! The collection box for House of Hope will be on hand. If you choose to donate, our focus for October is hygiene products (e.g. soap, shampoo), but all donations are
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10:00 a.m. free
*if you attend, you’ll be entered to win your choice of a valuable coupon from the Entertainment Book

appreciated! Directions: Woodstock Community Church is on the northwest corner of Main Street and Towne Lake Pkwy/Arnold Mill Rd. across from the City Park. Parking is available behind the church towards 575 from Main St. off of Towne Lake Pkwy.

Thurs Oct 23 Pumpkin Patch @ Berry Patch Farms 3:30 p.m. free hayride cost of pumpkin/snacks Friday Oct 24 Coffee Club Starbucks 9:30 a.m. cost of drink Friday Oct 24 Boo at the Zoo 5:00 p.m. $10/person age 3 + Activity Tickets $2 more Saturday Oct 25
Family Event

Come out to Berry Patch Farms and take a hayride out to their Pumpkin Patch. Pick out a pumpkin (they range from mini to giant), snap some great pics, and then take the hayride back to get some apple cider, a homemade fried pie or some boiled peanuts and popcorn. The kids will love their playground, an old tractor they can pretend to drive, and seeing the baby farm animals. Cost: Free to visit, go on the hay ride, & take pictures. Pay for a pumpkin and/or snacks if you want to. Directions: Take Arnold Mill Rd. East toward Alpharetta/Roswell. Berry Patch Farms is on the right about 6 miles from downtown and about 3 miles from where Trickum comes into Arnold Mill.

Send the little ones off to school (or bring them along!) and join us for Coffee Club. For coffee fans, it’s Pumpkin Spice season at Starbucks. If you’re not big on coffee, you can try their new Vivanno smoothies - Orange Mango or Banana Chocolate - yum! Mostly, it’s a chance to relax with friends while kids can entertain each other (at least, that’s the idea ). Cost: Drink or Food Purchase. Directions: Starbucks is in front of the Wal-Mart at the intersection of Hwy 92 & Trickum Rd. Coming from the east on 92, it’s on your left before you get to Trickum. Coming from the west, it’ll be the first light after Trickum. Get in the Halloween spirit and in your Halloween costume then step inside the magical gates and be part of the fun of Zoo Boo Town. Travel the paths, taste the treats and enjoy the sights and the fascinating inhabitants of Zoo Boo Town. For $2 more, purchase an Activity/Ride ticket and enjoy a spooky train ride, take a whimsical whirl on the Boo-themed carousel, and try a magical bounce in the Pumpkin Jumpkin. Advance ticket purchase is recommended: www.zooatlanta.org. Get ahead of traffic and bring a picnic supper to have at Grant Park (adjacent to the zoo) before you enter. Cost: $10 per person. Age 2 and under free. Activity/Ride Ticket $2 more/person. Directions: Take I-575 South to I75. Take Exit 246 (Fulton Street). Turn left and drive east on Fulton Street. Turn right at Capitol Avenue. Follow Capitol to first light, turn left on Georgia Avenue. When Georgia Avenue dead ends, cross over Cherokee Ave into the Zoo Parking lot. Visit the most popular apple orchard and farm market in the North Georgia Mountains for their Fall Festival. You and your family can cheer on the pig races, milk a cow, bob for apples, play on a playground with a GIANT slide, tour the moonshine museum, watch live bands & cloggers, and more. If you’re hungry, visit their bakery and ice cream parlor for homemade fried apple pies, apple cider doughnuts, apple fritters, homemade ice cream and fudge. They’ll have the grill fired up outside for hamburgers, hotdogs and barbecue, boiled peanuts, turkey legs and roasted corn. www.hillcrestorchards.net Cost: $5/person. $3 extra for the petting zoo. Any food purchased. Directions: They are a little complicated, so please use yahoomaps.com: 9696 Highway 52, Ellijay, GA 30536. They’re located about 1 hour & 15 minutes north of Woodstock. If your kids are looking for any and every reason to wear their Halloween Costumes, here’s a great one! Come enjoy this annual MOMS Club tradition. Bring a potluck dish to share and take the kiddos home fed and ready for bed after a fun time romping around with their friends. Cost: A Potluck Dish to Share – please indicate what you’ll bring when you RSVP. Directions: Take Hwy 92 east towards Roswell. Turn Left on West Wiley Bridge Rd. Go 1.7 miles through about 4 stop signs. Turn Left into Willow Tree Subdivision. Turn Left at the first stop sign onto Willow Way. Mandy’sis on the left – 1627.

Fall Festival at Hillcrest Orchards 11:00 a.m. $5/person. $3 extra for petting zoo Monday Oct 27 MOMS Club Halloween Party @ Mandy Squires’ 4:00 p.m. Potluck Dish to Share Tuesday Oct 28 Walking Club Northside Track on Shallowford Rd.

As the weather cools down, come out and get some exercise with your MOMS Club friends. Northside Hospital has a paved ¼ mile track surrounding a large grassy area where kids can play. MOMS can chat and have the motivation of a walking buddy or two to help keep up the pace and keep off the pounds! Note: bikes, trikes, strollers, snacks, and bubbles help keep the little ones entertained. Directions: Take Highway 5/Main Street South. Cross Jamerson Rd. intersection. Turn Left at traffic light onto
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Shallowford Rd. In about 1 mile, the walking track is on the left after Nicholson Elementary School. 9:30 a.m. free Wednesday Oct 29 Sparkles Tiny Tots Halloween Party 9:30 a.m. $3.50/child $6 for Lunch Bunch Thursday Oct 30 Halloween Visit to The Terrace Senior Living Community 3:00/3:30 p.m. free Friday Oct 31
Halloween

Come enjoy Sparkles Family Fun Center’s Tiny Tots & Toddlers time. In October, we can participate in their Halloween Costume Contest! The kids can bring their tricycles, Big-Wheels, push toys, etc. to drive around the rink (no 2-wheeled bikes or power wheels, please). They also have a FABULOUS climbing area & play zone. Cost: $3.50/child or Lunch Bunch @ $6/child includes a Kids Meal. Directions: Take I-575 South to Exit 3, Chastain Rd. Turn Right on Chastain. Chastain becomes McCollum Pkwy. When you’ve gone 3.5 miles on Chastain/McCollum, it dead ends at a traffic light into N Cobb Pkwy. Sparkles will be on the left at this intersection. You have to do a U-turn back onto McCollum and turn right into the parking lot. Let’s brighten the day of the residents at The Terrace Senior Living (formerly “The Oaks”) with a visit from our costumed children. Meet at Dupree Park (just down the road from The Terrace) at 3:00 so we can teach the children a Halloween song and rhyme to sing for the residents. We’ll head over to The Terrace at 3:30 for our visit and ‘reverse’ Trick-or-Treating (giving sugar-free candy to the residents). If you can’t make it until 3:30, please still join us – the more the merrier! Directions: Heading west on 92, turn Right on Neese Rd., just after Woodstock Baptist Church. The Oaks will be on the left about ½ mile down. Dupree Park is on the right, past The Oaks just after the 4-way stop. It’s Halloween! Before you head out trick-or-treating, come out and join us at the City Park for Woodstock’s annual KidFest. This will be a fun filled time with moonwalks, apple bobbing, pumpkin bowling, face painting, candy give away, and more! Directions: Woodstock City Park is the northeast corner of the intersection of Main St./Hwy 5 and Towne Lake Pkwy/Arnold Mill Rd. Parking is available behind Woodstock Community Church – off of Towne Lake Pkwy, west of Main St.

Kid Fest Woodstock City Park 3:00 p.m. free Monday Nov 3 Storytime @ Fox Tale Books 11:00 a.m. free Tuesday Nov 4 Breakfast @ IHOP 9:30 a.m. cost of food Wednesday Nov 5 Circle of Friends @ Amy Nelson’s 10:00 a.m. free

Step back in time as you venture into this locally owned bookshop. They have a wonderful children’s book room where we can enjoy story time – after which the kids can get treated to a temporary tattoo! If the weather is nice, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy afterwards in the City Park just outside their doorstep. Directions: Foxtale Books is at the northeast corner of the intersection of Main St./Hwy 5 and Towne Lake Pkwy/Arnold Mill Rd. Next to The Whole Nine Yarns in the shopping center that runs behind the City Park. Come hungry, leave happy – and enjoy catching up with your fellow MOMS inbetween. Kids can have fun with crayons on IHOP’s coloring place mats or using squeezable yogurt to decorate a Funny Face Pancake, while MOMS can have a scrumptious breakfast without having to do the dishes afterwards! Cost: food ordered. Directions: Take Highway 92 west toward 575. Cross over 575 and IHOP will be on your right, just after The Home Depot. Come and join our Circle of Friends – get together with your fellow MOMS to discuss anything that’s on your mind – current events, children’s phases/parenting issues, even the latest celebrity gossip. Bring a snack to share and come ready to enjoy some good adult conversation, make new friends, and even learn something new. Kids are invited, of course! Directions: From 575: Take Exit #7 - Hwy. 92 east towards Roswell. Cross through the light at Hwy. 5/ Main Street & over railroad tracks. Cross through the next light at Londonderry Dr. At the next light, Hames/Creekview (Woodstock Dodge Dealership is on the right corner with huge American flag), make a U-TURN and immediately get in the RIGHT TURN LANE. The new Creative Awards & Promotions will be on your right. Take your first RIGHT onto Chatley Way just past this blg. into our subdivision: Wellington Manor. Take your first left onto our street: Radford Circle. We are at the top of the hill after the street curves. 631 Radford Cir. is on the RIGHT. Grey stucco with white trim & Ohio State mailbox cover. From Roswell area- Take Hwy. 92 heading west. After going through the light at Trickum you will go through a few more lights. The last light you go through before our subdivision is Creekview/Hames. The Woodstock Dodge Dealership with a huge American flag out front is on the left. Get in the Right Turn lane right after Hames/Creekview light. Then follow above directions.
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Thursday Nov 6 Purple Hippo Art Studio 10:30 a.m. $13/child Friday Nov 7 Dessert Social @ Scream Puffs 1:00 p.m. cost of food

Come explore your creative side with your children. Purple Hippo is an art studio designed for children ages 2 and up who’s goal is to bring out and inspire their guests’ “little artist within.” Their studio is a space filled with a plethora of art materials to help you and your little one get creative. Best of all, they clean up! Cost: $13/child for up to 2 hours of studio time. Directions: Take Hwy 92 east toward Roswell for about 12 miles (it becomes Holcomb Bridge Rd) to GA-400 South. Take Exit 6, Northridge Rd. Turn Right on Northridge Rd. At the first light, take a slight right onto Roberts Dr., which eventually becomes Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Travel approx 2 1/2 miles. Look on left for Dunwoody Village Shopping Center. See Walgreens and Fresh Market. Park in area behind Wolf Camera. Come into the courtyard. Purple Hippo Art Studio is on the left in the courtyard at 5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. in Dunwoody. After lunch, come indulge with a taste of Italy right here in Woodstock at ScreamPuffs Pasticceria & Gelateria. This new desserterie, specializing in artisan gelatos, sorbettos, & gourmet puff pastries (all made fresh on-site), is sure to become a favorite! Get your taste buds revved up by checking out their website: www.screampuffs.com. Cost: desserts selected. Directions: From Highway 92, turn north on Trickum Rd. It’s behind the Publix Shopping Center on the right.

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