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You’ll find my blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because I care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. I’d love to talk with you! Be sure to check out www.thingstodoinwoodstock.com and kidseatfreewoodstock.com for tons of great events and deals in and around the Woodstock area!

 

 

 

Aug. 21, 2020

Homeschool Resources

I have found a few resources from different Facebook groups and friend’s suggestions on homeschooling. If anyone has any other suggestions or helpful apps or programs please post in the comments! 
📁 Homeschool curriculums
(Easy Peasy - FREE) 
Book Shark - all subjects 
Connections Academy
Khan academy kids (thank you Brittany)!
Epic 
Acellus academy 
Power Homeschool
🧮 Math
Math You See
Singapore Math 
Reading Eggs (thanks Cara)! 
Thank you for your help Marquetta Bryant!
📚Reading program: 
Lexus Core 5
🏃🏽‍♀️Exercise/PE- GoNoodle, Cosmic Yoga, Outdoor play
👥 Dual enrollment options: Timothy Ministries, Kings Academy, Acton Academy 
🔰 Where to buy resources: Schoolbox, Learning Express, Costco/Sams (Workbooks, Early reading books)
📌 Websites: 
Starfall.com
Education.com
Usborn series 
✏️Subjects you must teach:
Mathematics,
English Language Arts,
Science,
Social Studies, and
Reading
Timber doodle company - curriculum kits 
🗣 Learning a new language: Duolingo
📚 To save $ Half - priced books, library, used books
See Below for a Curriculum Guide:
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May 31, 2019

June 2019 - Things to do in Woodstock

Woodstock Farm. Fresh. Market Saturdays - Every Saturday (8:30am to 12:00pm)
2019 Cherokee Survivors Day - June 1st (10:00am to 12:00pm)
School's Out Bash at Dixie Speedway - June 1st (7:00pm to 11:30pm)
Summer Maker's Mash - June 2nd (1:00pm to 6:00pm)
Kid's Cooking Camp - June 3rd thru June 7th (10:00am to 12:30pm)
Undiscovered Artist Showcase - June 5th (7:00pm to 9:00pm)
The Radio Show Band - June 5th/6th (7:30pm to 2:00am)
Beer-Bellies & Bald-Spots: Comedy - June 6th (8:00pm to 9:30pm)
Princess Moana Tea Time - June 7th (4:15pm to 5:30pm)
Elephant & Piggie Story Time - June 8th (10:30am to 11:30am)
Bourbon Tasting "A Taste of America" - June 12th (7:00pm to 9:00pm)
Movies in the Park - June 15th (8:55pm to 11:55pm)
2019 Patio Music Series at Fire Stone - June 21st (7:00pm to 10:00pm)
Sail On: Beach Boys Tribute - June 28th (7:30pm to 9:00pm)
A1A: Jimmy Buffet Tribute - June 29th (7:30pm to 9:00pm)
May 24, 2019

Things to do with the Family!

Being a mom myself, I am constantly looking for things that are affordable but FUN to do with my kids.  I have compiled a list to pass along the things that I have found in and around Woodstock to do this summer!

 

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS:

Canton, GA
5:00pm - Parade
6:00pm - 9:00pm - Band in Riverstone Main Parking Lot
Dusk - Fireworks

 

Woodstock, GA
7:15am - Freedom Run 5k, 1 mile and Tot Trot
10:00am - Parade
11:00am - 3:00pm - Festival (101 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock)
Dusk - Fireworks (launched from Target shopping center)

 

OTHER THINGS TO DO:

Stars and Strikes 
10010 GA 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/center.php?alley_id=6302&fbclid=IwAR37g992yrbo3b1XLGrCcd3mWbR8erhzVlAU52R3R7RWFsDExUWS_QTarUc

Sign up online for coupons for KIDS TO BOWL FREE and other great deals

 

Hot Wheels Skate Center
228 Farm Ridge Dr NE, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-592-4688
https://hotwheelsskatecenter.com/

Summer day time admission includes slice of pizza and 12 oz drink

 

Cherokee Aquatics Center
1200 Wellstar Way, Canton, GA 30114
678-880-4760
http://www.crpa.net/parks/aquatics-center/

Daily and Summer Pass options available and receive a discount on admission for living in Cherokee County.

 

Airborne Canton
500 Brown Industrial Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114
https://airbornecanton.com/
770-229-7120

Toddler time the FIRST and THIRD Friday of the month at 10:00am.  Normal business hours for those with older kids to go have fun.  Also has a great parent lounge to relax while the kids play!

 

Sequoyah Regional Library
All locations
https://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/calendar/

Check out their calendar for daily things to do with the family!  The calendar has things for all locations so pick the ones closest to you!

 

Regal Cinemas
Various Locations
https://www.regmovies.com/

Summer Movie Express - $1 movies on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Visit the website for more information, locations and which movies are showing!

 

Sprayground @ Elizabeth Porter Park
370 Montgomery St NE, Marietta, GA 30060
770-794-5073
https://www.mariettaga.gov/1230/Sprayground-Elizabeth-Porter-Park

Fun sprayground for kids of all ages.  Cheap admission and can call ahead for large group reservations!

 

Studio Movie Grill
40 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30067
https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/quicktickets/georgia/marietta/2019/6/3

Summer movie list with $1 tickets!!  Also has great rates for week days!  Check out their site for a full list of movies showing!

 

Movie Tavern
4651 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075
https://www.marcustheatres.com/marcus-specials/value-pricing/5-dollar-tuesdays

$5 Movie Tuesdays with deals on concession!  Check out their site for this months offers!

 

Waleska Splash Pad
704 Bartow Street, Waleska, GA 30183
http://www.crpa.net/parks/cline-park/waleska-splash-pad/

Free  admission!  Park is open from 11am to 5pm Monday-Sunday from now until July 31st! Check out website above for more details and information on private reservation!

 

Healthy Kids Running Series (FALL event)
Dupree Park (513 Neese Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
https://healthykidsrunningseries.org/race-locations/woodstock-ga/

Inaugural series runs each Sunday at 4pm from September 29 to October 27 for kids ages 2-14.  Distances range from 50 yards to 1 mile based on the age group!  $35 for all five races plus a finishers medal and t-shirt!  Click the link above for more information and how to register!

 

 

April 5, 2019

April 2019 - Things to do in Woodstock

Singo Night - Every Tuesday (7:30pm)

Free Music Class - April 5th (10:10am to 12:00pm)

Easter Eggstravaganza - April 7th (12:00pm to 4:00pm)

Glow in The Dark Easter Egg Hunt - April 13th - (11:00am to 1:00pm)

Easter Egg Hunt - April 13th (10:00am to 12:00pm)

4th Annual KSU Jazz Festival - April 14th (2:00pm to 7:00pm)

Flash Light Egg Hunt - April 19th (6:30pm to 10:30pm)

Farm. Fresh. Market - April 20th (8:30am to 12:00pm)

Sip n' Soap - April 25th (7:00om to 9:00pm)

Taste of Woodstock - April 25th (5:00pm to 9:00pm)

Cruise the Ridge Car Show - April 27th (11:00am to 2:00pm)

Magnolias & Mimosas - April 27th (4:00pm)

March 12, 2019

Woodstock - Kids Eat Free

Kid's Eat Free in Woodstock

If you are a parent who lives in or near Woodstock, you will LOVE this list that we have put together! Here is a list of local restaurants where kids eat free or at a discount all around the Woodstock area!* 

 

MONDAY


Bojangles - Towne Lake
2072 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189
770-485-5404
Monday's Family Night! Complimentary kid's meal with each adult meal purchase after 4:00pm


Cheeseburger Bobby's
2295 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30189
678-494-3200
$2.00 kids meal with purchase of an adult meal 


Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza & Grill
120 Chambers Street, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-926-6778
One free kid's meal per one adult meal purchase


Jerseys Sports Bar & Grille
6426 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock, GA 30189
770-790-5740
One free kid's meal with the purchase of each adult entree from 4:00pm-10:00pm


Johnny Rockets
915 Ridgeway Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30188
678-483-6525
Kids eat free from 4:00pm-8:00pm with purchase of an adult entree


Santino's New York Pizza and Pasta
12910 Hwy 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-926-9184
Kids eat free with adult purchase of $11.95 or more


TUESDAY
 
Applebee's Woodstock
901 Ridgewalk Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30188
678-626-3677
4:00pm-10:00pm Kid's Night!  Kids eat for $0.99 with a purchase of an adult meal.  Some restrictions apply, see location for more details.
 
Buffalo's Cafe
12035 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-591-9464
One free kid's meal per adult entree purchase ALL DAY
 
Chick-Fil-A Restaurant Towne Lake
3070 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189
678-445-0330
Kids eat for $0.99 from 5:00pm-8:00pm
 
Folks Southern Kitchen
180 Parkway 575 Suite 100, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-516-0273
Kids eat free all day with purchase of adult meal
 
Gameday Fresh Grill
2990 Eagle Drive, Suite 105, Woodstock, GA 30189
770-693-6754
Kids eat free with paying adult.
 
Guston's Grille
12195 Highway 92 Suite 156, Woodstock, GA 30189
770-485-6565
Kids eat free with paying adult after 5:00pm
 
Johnny Rockets
915 Ridgeway Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30188
678-483-6525
Kids eat free 4:00pm-8:00pm with the purchase of an adult entree
 
Taqueria Tsunami
915 Ridgewalk Parkway, Suite 470, Woodstock, GA 30188
678-909-3740
Kids eat free with adult entree
 
WEDNESDAY
Sidelines Grille
5343 Old Highway 5, #301, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-384-8244
One free kid's meal per adult meal purchased after 5:00pm
 
Stevi B's Pizza
10020 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-591-0010
Kids eat for $0.99 with adult meal purchase after 4:00pm
Atlanta Bread Company
180 Woodstock Square Ave, #960, Woodstock, GA 30189
678-445-2794
One free kid's meal per adult meal purchased after 4:00pm. DINE IN ONLY 
Peace Love and Pizza
14205 Highway 92 #110, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-924-8300
Free 8" Pizza with 1 topping, snack and fountain drink with each adult purchase of $10.  DINE IN ONLY
THURSDAY
 
Captain D's
9805 Hwy 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-591-7375
Kids meals for $0.99 each with adult entree purchase ALL DAY
 
Donovan's Irish Cobbler
1025 Rose Creek Dr, Woodstock, GA 30189
770-693-8763
One free kid's meal per one adult meal purchase
 
SUNDAY
 
Pure Taqueria
405 Chambers Street, Woodstock, GA 30188
One free kid's meal with purchase of adult meal all day
Fajita Valley
180 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-928-2570
One free kid's meal with purchase of adult meal
 
ALL WEEK LONG
 
Canyons Burger Company
335 Chambers Street, Woodstock, GA 30188
678-494-8868
Kid's meals are only $1 with each adult meal purchase after 4:00pm
 
O'Charley's of Woodstock
10009 Hwy 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-592-7501
Kids eat free every day ALL DAY with the purchase of an adult meal
 
Roly Poly Sandwiches
875 Towne lake Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30189
770-928-7659
Kids eat free with adult purchase Monday-Friday after 3:00pm
*Deals are subject to change 


DEALS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY



Smoothie King
ALL LOCATIONS including Highway 92 and Woodstock
$5 medium smoothie on Fridays
 
Volcano Sushi
2990 Eagle Drive, Suite 100-101, Woodstock, GA 30189
678-498-7888
MONDAY - All Hibachi Dinner 50% off
SUNDAY - All Sushi Roll 50% off
TUESDAY-SATURDAY - All Sushi rolls buy 1 get 2nd 50% off
ALL PROMOTIONS ARE FOR DINE IN ONLY FROM JANUARY 2-DECEMBER 18 (restrictions apply)
Movie Tavern
4651 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075
770-407-6653
$5 Movie TUESDAYS with free complimentary-sized popcorn
 
March 12, 2019

March 2019 -Things to do in Woodstock

A Balance of Extremes with Chef Sunisa - March 9th (7:00pm to 9:00pm)
Open Jam at Reformation - March 10th (8:00am to 5:00pm)
Open Gaming at Reformation - March 12th (6:00pm to 9:30pm)
Argentine Passionate Fare with Chef Melissa - March 12th (7:00pm to 9:30pm)
Going Irish with Chef Amber - March 13th (7:00pm to 9:00pm)
Irish Whiskey Tasting - March 13th (7:00pm to 9:00pm)
Schweiger Vineyards Wine Dinner - March 20th (7:00pm to 9:00pm)
Brew HaHa - March 21st (7:00pm to 8:30pm)
DIY Cornhole Paint Workshop - March 28th (7:00pm to 9:00pm)
Musicians Open Mic - March 31st (5:00pm to 8:00pm)

**Also, Madlife Stage & Studios has a variety of bands/shows in March.  Click the link to see the schedule of their upcoming shows!

Feb. 4, 2019

Kid's Eat Free in Woodstock

If you are a parent who lives in or near Woodstock, you will LOVE this list that we have put together! Here is a list of local restaurants where kids eat free or at a discount all around the Woodstock area!* 

 

MONDAY
Bojangles - Towne Lake
2072 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189
770-485-5404
Monday's Family Night! Complimentary kid's meal with each adult meal purchase after 4:00pm
Cheeseburger Bobby's
2295 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30189
678-494-3200
$2.00 kids meal with purchase of an adult meal 

 

Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza & Grill
120 Chambers Street, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-926-6778
One free kid's meal per one adult meal purchase
Jerseys Sports Bar & Grille
6426 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock, GA 30189
770-790-5740
One free kid's meal with the purchase of each adult entree from 4:00pm-10:00pm

Johnny Rockets
915 Ridgeway Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30188
678-483-6525
Kids eat free from 4:00pm-8:00pm with purchase of an adult entree

Santino's New York Pizza and Pasta
12910 Hwy 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-926-9184
Kids eat free with adult purchase of $11.95 or more

TUESDAY
Applebee's Woodstock
901 Ridgewalk Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30188
678-626-3677
4:00pm-10:00pm Kid's Night!  Kids eat for $0.99 with a purchase of an adult meal.  Some restrictions apply, see location for more details.
 
Buffalo's Cafe
12035 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-591-9464
One free kid's meal per adult entree purchase ALL DAY
 
Chick-Fil-A Restaurant Towne Lake
3070 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189
678-445-0330
Kids eat for $0.99 from 5:00pm-8:00pm
 
Folks Southern Kitchen
180 Parkway 575 Suite 100, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-516-0273
Kids eat free all day with purchase of adult meal
 
Gameday Fresh Grill
2990 Eagle Drive, Suite 105, Woodstock, GA 30189
770-693-6754
Kids eat free with paying adult.
 
Guston's Grille
12195 Highway 92 Suite 156, Woodstock, GA 30189
770-485-6565
Kids eat free with paying adult after 5:00pm
 
Johnny Rockets
915 Ridgeway Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30188
678-483-6525
Kids eat free 4:00pm-8:00pm with the purchase of an adult entree
 
Taqueria Tsunami
915 Ridgewalk Parkway, Suite 470, Woodstock, GA 30188
678-909-3740
Kids eat free with adult entree
 
WEDNESDAY
Sidelines Grille
5343 Old Highway 5, #301, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-384-8244
One free kid's meal per adult meal purchased after 5:00pm
 
Stevi B's Pizza
10020 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-591-0010
Kids eat for $0.99 with adult meal purchase after 4:00pm
 
THURSDAY
Captain D's
9805 Hwy 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-591-7375
Kids meals for $0.99 each with adult entree purchase ALL DAY
 
Donovan's Irish Cobbler
1025 Rose Creek Dr, Woodstock, GA 30189
770-693-8763
One free kid's meal per one adult meal purchase
 
SUNDAY
Pure Taqueria
405 Chambers Street, Woodstock, GA 30188
One free kid's meal with purchase of adult meal all day
Reel Seafood
8670 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-627-3006
One free kid's meal with purchase of adult meal during dinner hours (4:00pm - 10:00pm)
 
ALL WEEK LONG
Atlanta Bread Company
180 Woodstock Square Ave, #960, Woodstock, GA 30189
678-445-2794
One free kid's meal per adult meal purchased after 4:00pm. DINE IN ONLY
 
Canyons Burger Company
335 Chambers Street, Woodstock, GA 30188
678-494-8868
Kid's meals are only $1 with each adult meal purchase after 4:00pm
 
O'Charley's of Woodstock
10009 Hwy 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
770-592-7501
Kids eat free every day ALL DAY with the purchase of an adult meal
 
Roly Poly Sandwiches
875 Towne lake Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30189
770-928-7659
Kids eat free with adult purchase Monday-Friday after 3:00pm
*Deals are subject to change 
 
Jan. 15, 2019

Homestead Exemption

May 23, 2018

How To File For Homestead Exemption in GA Deadline is April 1st

Filing for Homestead Exemption helps save you money on your property taxes. In order to file for homestead exemption in GA, homeowners may need to provide the following:

·         Warranty Deed or Closing Settlement Statement 

·         Driver’s license with property address listed

 

You will need to own the property and reside in the property as your legal residence as of January 1st of that tax year.

Find links and requirements at the links below (click on the county name to view info): 

Bartow County - 770-387-5090

Cherokee County –678-493-6120

Cobb County –770-528-8600

Forsyth County –770-781-2106

Fulton County –404-612-6440

Paulding County –770-443-7581

 *You only need to apply ONCE for the Homestead Exemption while you reside in the home as your primary residence. It will renew automatically.

June 12, 2018

Are you looking for something fun to do in downtown Woodstock this Summer?

 

There are so many fun events coming up this Summer! We have put together a list of fun things to do in Downtown Woodstock this Summer. For a PDF version of this list, please send an email HERE with the Subject "Summer Events" and we'll send you a printable version. Enjoy! 

May 23, 2018

Homestead Exemption 2018

How To File For Homestead Exemption in GA 2018 - Deadline is April 1st, 2019

Filing for Homestead Exemption helps save you money on your property taxes. In order to file for homestead exemption in GA, homeowners may need to provide the following:

·         Warranty Deed or Closing Settlement Statement 

·         Driver’s license with property address listed

You will need to own the property and reside in the property as your legal residence as of January 1st of that tax year.

Find links and requirements at the links below (click on the county name to view info): 

Bartow County - 770-387-5090

Cherokee County –678-493-6120

Cobb County –770-528-8600

Forsyth County –770-781-2106

Fulton County –404-612-6440

Paulding County –770-443-7581

 *You only need to apply ONCE for the Homestead Exemption while you reside in the home as your primary residence. It will renew automatically.

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