Fast Pitch Softball Registration

What: Tryouts for South Cobb Area Middle School Fastpitch Softball (Metro)

Where: Hurt Road Park Field, 990 Hurt Road, Austell, GA 30106

When:  June 7th 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Who: Rising 5th -8th graders

In order to be eligible to play, players must reside in the South Cobb High School, Osborne High School or Pebblebrook High School districts.

Ride the Silver Comet Trail in Family Style

A day of family recreation is only a bike ride and a trail away.  Bike riding is a fun way to get the family out of the house and into the bountiful nature that surrounds Atlanta.

Many trails throughout the metro area are paved and ideal for riding in family style.  At the top of the list of family favorites is the The Silver Comet Trail which travels more than 60 miles across three counties.

Along the trail, there are natural settings, restaurants, parks and awe-inspiring spots like the Pumpkinvine Creek Trestle.  It stands 126 feet high and is 750 feet long.

The 20 plus  trailheads are accessible in Cobb, Paulding and Polk counties.

Free Youth Sports Spectacular

Family Style: Kennesaw Youth Sports Spectacular

Family Time:  July 30, 10am-3pm

Family Spot: Adams Park

Family Price: Free

Family Details: Kids may sample and test their skills with representatives from the Kennesaw Baseball Association, Kennesaw Girls Softball Association, Kennesaw Futbol Club (soccer), and the Kennesaw Youth Football and Cheerleading Association.  There will be on-field demonstrations and registrations for fall leagues.  Free hot dogs and refreshments will also be provided (while supplies last).

Tennis Class for Junior Beginners

Tennis photo by Sanja Gjenero

Where: Harrison Tennis Center, Cobb County Parks and Recreation

When: Mondays, August 8-October 10, 6 pm-7 pm

Who:  Ages 12-15


Students will learn basic skills and the rules of play.  The registration date is August 2 at 9am for residents.  Non-residents may register on August 3 at 9 am. The cost for residents is $48 and $73 for non-residents.

Spring Break Ideals for the Family

If you are staying in town for spring break and need some fun, budget friendly ideals for your family, help is on the way.

The South Cobb Aquatic Center has an indoor water park with slides for older and younger kids,  play structures and much more. It is reasonably priced and conveniently located.

Ice Skating at The Marietta Ice Center will have public skating from 11am to 2 pm, Mon-Fri.  Elementary to high school age students receive a free skating pass for each “A” on their report card. The skate rental fee is not included with the pass.

Sweetwater Creek State Park. has 9 miles of easy to moderate hiking trails that offers numerous overlooks, including one of Sweetwater Falls. Admission to the park is $5.

Take the family to McDaniel Farm Park for Fun on The Farm on Wednesday, April 6 from 10 am to 2pm.  There will be art activities, races and  hayrides for the family.

Try Bowling with coupons from  After registering online, you will receive coupons that give kids one free game of bowling per week.