The key to a picture-perfect family life? Knowing that every giggle fit, wobbly step, and sloppy kiss is a memory in the making.
Capture precious moments with the help of Kate Byars’s photography classes for moms. On Saturdays, the local talent covers everything from creative composition to natural lighting. There’s a different cheekily named topic each week, like “Wait, what does this button do?” and “Why do my shots stink?”
Every $100 class includes a lecture and one-on-one instruction as mother and child (age 1 and under welcome in class) take practice pics. Students leave with a professional digital photo. Book three classes and get a sitting with Byars.
That’s good exposure.
Wee Ones Activity Club
What: For just $10 a day or $30 a month, tots (ages 3-5) explore art, music, movement, stories, and games.
Why: Cure cabin fever.
When: Tues., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Bash Event Studio, 104 Greystone Power Blvd., ste. b, Dallas. Register by calling 770-443-6135 or e-mailing email@example.com.
What: Make a video of you getting down with your brood for the Web competition promoting heart health and physical activity in children.
Why: Winners land Flip video cameras, Wii Fit Bundles, or a $5,000 grand prize and $30,000 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
When: Thru Mar. 19.
Where: Enter online at familydanceoff.com.
The Great American Baking Contest
What: Budding Betty Crockers submit original recipes to the contest’s children’s category with hopes of winning $250 and keeping the national culinary crown in our hometown.
Why: Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s fight against childhood hunger.
When: Entries due Thurs. Judging held Mar. 11.
Where: Entry rules online at strength.org. Judging at The Cook’s Warehouse, 1544 Piedmont Rd., Midtown (404-815-4993).
Photo: Courtesy of Kate Byars