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Back to the books! Community Events August 1 – 7.

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Cobb County kids are heading back to class on Monday, August 4, to begin the 2014-15 school year.

 

The weather is HOT but it’s time for back to school cool. Though the kids are back in class, the fun won’t stop all around East Cobb. For even more to do, check out our online calendar HERE.

Every Tuesday and Saturday, Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: $10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $6 children ages 3-12 and free for 2 and under and members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

Trail Hikes, Every Saturday and Sunday. A docent guides you on a journey through the Chattahoochee Nature Center trails using biofacts and activities to spark you “natural” curiosity. 1pm. Admission: $10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $6 children ages 3-12 and free for 2 and under and members.. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

FREE Chess Matches every Saturday. Hone your chess skills with games every Saturday starting at 3pm, Cool Beans Coffee Roasters (31 Mill St. Marietta, GA 30060) in Marietta Square. There no cost to play, email iJapanesey@Gmail.com or visit www.MariettaChess.com for more information.

Every Wednesday, Wednesday Walks in the garden at Barrington Hall. Share in the garden’s history and learn some gardening tips for your own yard. 9:30-10:30am. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info/reservations: 770-640-3855.

 

Every Saturday
Marietta Square Farmers Market. featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. 9am-12pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

Free Arts and Crafts. at Lakeshore Learning Materials. 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com.

 

August 1
Men of Motown features hits from the biggest and brightest of the Motown sound such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, and many many more. Fridays: 8pm; Saturdays: 8pm; Sundays: 3pm. $20/Individual; $15/Seniors. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.

First Friday Art Walk, a free, self-guided tour of historic Marietta Square’s eclectic art scene. Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques hosting artists within their businesses will display an Art Walk banner in their window. Maps available at each participating location and at the Marietta Welcome Center. 5-9pm, rain or shine. Historic Marietta Square. More info: www.artwalkmarietta.com.

The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan runs July 18 – August 2, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM. Out of Box Theatre is located in the Artisan Resource Center at 585 Cobb Pkwy S, Marietta, 30060. Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased online at www.outofboxtheatre.com or by calling 678-653-4605. This production is not for children. The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan includes strong adult language and situations and does not include Kathy Rigby.

 

August 2
Into the Woods presented by Academy Theatre at Compass is a mashup of the Brothers Grimm tales and is filled with music, mystery, and adventure while each character goes into the woods to pursue their wish! Thursday-Friday: 7:00pm. Saturday: 2:00pm & 7:00pm. Tickets: $12. The Art Place-Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta. More info: www.atcwoodstock.com/intothewoods.

Cobb Library End of Summer Reading Celebration. The “Among the Stars” end of summer reading celebration will be held 5-7 p.m. at Switzer Library. The library will be transformed into a spacecraft, creating a setting for family-friendly fun, music, storytelling, games and food trucks.

Roswell Riverside Sounds: Sonia Leigh presented by the City of Roswell. 7-9pm. Free. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3705 or www.roswellriversidesounds.com.

 

 

August 3
Men of Motown features hits from the biggest and brightest of the Motown sound such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, and many many more. Fridays: 8pm; Saturdays: 8pm; Sundays: 3pm. $20/Individual; $15/Seniors. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.

 

August 4
Cobb County Schools are back in session. Welcome back students.

 

August 7
READing Paws. This one-on-one program is designed to promote confidence and to encourage independent reading skills. Recommended for grades 1-5. Registration required. 3:30-4:30pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 510-B, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730 or www.readingpaws.org.

 

Do you know of an event happening around East Cobb? Email the details to events@eastcobber.com. Include “Event Listing” in the subject line. Stay on top of all the local fun and festivities when you “Like” us on Facebook at Facebook.com/EASTCOBBER.

 

 

End of summer reading celebration this weekend

The “Among the Stars” end of summer reading celebration will be held 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at Switzer Library. The library will be transformed into a spacecraft, creating a setting for family-friendly fun, music, storytelling, games and food trucks.

The community celebration will include science demonstrations, party music, Rocking Chair Theatre, Rockin’ Robots, magnet demonstrations, games and special appearances by the CAREing Paws therapy dogs. Switzer Library is located at 266 Roswell St., Marietta. For more information about the Summer Reading Program, or the celebration, visitcobbcat.org/srp or call 770-528-2330.

WANTED! Vintage photographs and stories of East Cobb!

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Do you have archives of old photographs or vintage postcards of East Cobb County? Are you knowledgeable about your local history? Would you like to help preserve your community’s fascinating history?

WANTED… folks to share and pass on memories and knowledge related to East Cobb, its people, places, things and surrounding area. If you live, have lived or have ties to the East Cobb County area your stories and/or photographs from yesteryear are wanted.

Cynthia Rozzo, founder and publisher of the EAST COBBER is currently compiling a photographic history of East Cobb and is looking for your help! She is assembling historic images of East Cobb County and the stories that go with them to include in an upcoming book.

Here’s a wishlist of photos wanted:

> East Cobb farm life and farming operations
> old church photos
> club photos
> school photographs
> East Cobb residents with their cars of yesteryear
> local residents wearing fashions of the day
> East Cobb buildings under construction
> “old” east Cobb families, such as, Keheley, Dickerson, Lassiter, Blackwell, Powers,etc.
> political leaders, old political signs from East Cobb

The importance of family collections cannot be overemphasized. Vintage photographs become increasingly fragile and by scanning and reproducing them in a book, they become available for all to see.

“It’s going to be a history of our community and we’d like the family histories in there as well,” Rozzo said.

To share your photographs and stories, please contact Cynthia Rozzo at 770-640-7070 or you can email your photos as separate jpg attachments to: cynthia@eastcobber.com.

“EAST COBBER staff members are available to come by and pick up photos at your home, we’ll scan them in the office and safely return your vintage photos,” says Rozzo, “We will also be videotaping oral histories. So, if you’d like to share your story, call the EAST COBBER office to schedule an appointment.”

Photographs, stories, and pieces of the past — they are all wanted. If you’d like to help keep local history alive by volunteering your talents to this effort, feel free to contact Cynthia.

 

 

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Six Flags Over Georgia to Hire Hundreds for Largest Fright Fest in Park History

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Six Flags Over Georgia is preparing to hire hundreds of ‘scare actors’ for the largest Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® Halloween event in the park’s history. The park is looking to hire approximately 400 Fright Fest team members, which is more than double the number of employees hired in 2013.

Six Flags Over Georgia will introduce a new maze, “Apocalypse”, where campers are seeking refuge from the zombie apocalypse, but find themselves trapped by the undead. In addition, two new scare zones, “Cemetery of the Undead” and “Hidden Horrors” will debut in 2014. Each night at 6 p.m., throngs of monsters, zombies and other scare actors will be released into the terror and fog-filled night of fright at the “The Awakening” show on the Dare Devil Dive stage.

In all, Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia will feature seven mazes, five scare zones, five shows, hundreds of monsters and more park décor than ever before.

The park will host four upcoming Fright Fest Casting Calls, searching for scare actors, dancers and more.

  • July 26 and 27: Scare Actors registration at 11 a.m.; Singers and Dancers registration at 2 p.m.
    • Jeannie T. Anderson Theatre at Cobb Civic Center, located at 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA
  • August 2 and 3: Scare Actors, Technicians, Costume Designers, Make-Up Artists, Specialty Acts and Insult Comics registration at 10 a.m.
    • Six Flags Over Georgia’s Employment Center, located at 275 Riverside Parkway SW, Austell, GA

Individuals looking to attend the Fright Fest Casting Calls must be at least 16 years of age or older and apply online at sixflagsjobs.com to be considered. Candidates who are unable to attend the four Casting Calls can submit an audition tape to SFOGcasting@sixflags.com.

Fright Fest presented by Snickers® at Six Flags Over Georgia opens for the 2014 season on September 27 and runs through November 2 on select nights. Families can enjoy tamer Halloween thrills during the day with a new corn maze for kids, in addition to pumpkin painting, trick or treating, spooky stories, costume parties and more.

For more information, please visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia and click on Events.

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Sunshine and summertime! Community Events July 25 – 31.

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Once Upon a Mattress runs July 25-27 at the Marietta Performing Arts Center.

 

Celebrate the summer with fun, family-friendly activities all week long! For even more to do, check out our online calendar HERE.

Every Tuesday and Saturday, Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: $10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $6 children ages 3-12 and free for 2 and under and members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

Trail Hikes, Every Saturday and Sunday. A docent guides you on a journey through the Chattahoochee Nature Center trails using biofacts and activities to spark you “natural” curiosity. 1pm. Admission: $10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $6 children ages 3-12 and free for 2 and under and members.. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

FREE Chess Matches every Saturday. Hone your chess skills with games every Saturday starting at 3pm, Cool Beans Coffee Roasters (31 Mill St. Marietta, GA 30060) in Marietta Square. There no cost to play, email iJapanesey@Gmail.com or visit www.MariettaChess.com for more information.

Every Wednesday, Wednesday Walks in the garden at Barrington Hall. Share in the garden’s history and learn some gardening tips for your own yard. 9:30-10:30am. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info/reservations: 770-640-3855.

 

Every Saturday
Marietta Square Farmers Market. featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. 9am-12pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

Free Arts and Crafts. at Lakeshore Learning Materials. 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com.

 

July 25
Men of Motown features hits from the biggest and brightest of the Motown sound such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, and many many more. Fridays: 8pm; Saturdays: 8pm; Sundays: 3pm. $20/Individual; $15/Seniors. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.

Marietta Campmeeting’s 177th Year of Praising God! Starts with a covered dish picnic at 6pm on Friday followed by the first service at 7:30pm. Services will be held twice daily (11am and 7:30pm) the remaining days ending with the 11AM Communion Service on Sunday, July 27. Guest pastors and speakers. Free and open to the public. 2301 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.mariettacampmeeting.com.The 2014 Southeast Homeschool Expo. An expo devoted entirely to the display, sale and discussion of educational materials with entire exhibit hall displays of materials by the best Christian, secular and specialty publishers. New homeschoolers, classical homeschoolers, eclectic homeschoolers – everyone will find something for them at the 2014 Southeast Homeschool Expo. Thursday: 10am-4pm; Friday: 10am-9pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm. $20 online; $30 at the door. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta. More Info: 770-594-1266 or www.southeasthomeschoolexpo.com.

Once Upon a Mattress runs July 25-27 at the Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave. in Marietta. Ticket prices are $13-18. For more information visit http://www.ccyp.org or contact 404-692-CCYP or info@ccyp.org. You’ve heard of the classic story – The Princess and the Pea. Well, Once Upon a Mattress is a funny, musical take on that familiar story.

The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan runs July 18 – August 2, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM. Out of Box Theatre is located in the Artisan Resource Center at 585 Cobb Pkwy S, Marietta, 30060. Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased online at www.outofboxtheatre.com or by calling 678-653-4605. This production is not for children. The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan includes strong adult language and situations and does not include Kathy Rigby.

Glover Park Evening Concert Series: The American Flyers – Party Band. Bring a blanket and picnic dinner or dine in one of the many fine restaurants on the Square and enjoy a free concert. Blankets and lawn chairs allowed after 4pm. Concert at 8pm. Tables available for rent. Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov.

 

July 26
Saturday Night Fever. Let your hair down & boogie! Dance all night long to your favorite 70s & 80s Pop & Disco Hits. Proceeds benefit Global Goddess 4 Girls. 8pm-2am. $10. Allure Studios, 2980 Cobb Parkway, Suite 104, Atlanta. More info: 678-744-4824 or info@globalgoddessexp.com.

38th Annual Collectible Glass Show and Sale presented by Peach State Depression Glass Club. Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday: 10am-4pm. $8, cash only (good both days) or $15 to include private early entry Saturday 8:30-10am. Nationally recognized dealers. Antique and vintage glass, pottery, Depression Era glass, kitchenware and dinnerware. Free seminars. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-426-1458 or www.psdgc.com.

 

July 27
Ice Cream Social. Temple Kol Emeth is hosting a prospective member ice cream social , featuring activities for kids, tours of the temple and much more. 3pm. FREE. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-3533.

 

July 28
The Food Trucks return to Paper Mill Village from 5-8pm. Enjoy street food and live music. Paper Mill Village is located at 255 Village Parkway in East Cobb.

 

July 31
READing Paws.
This one-on-one program is designed to promote confidence and to encourage independent reading skills. Recommended for grades 1-5. Registration required. 3:30-4:30pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 510-B, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730 or www.readingpaws.org.

 

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Shop the Marietta Square Artists Market this weekend

The 4th Annual Marietta Square Artists Market will continue this weekend in Marietta Square. The fine art market alongside the Marietta Square Farmer’s Market is held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, April-November. Market hours are 9am-2pm.

For more about the Artists Market, visit www.artistsmarketmarietta.com.

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Once Upon a Mattress runs July 25 – 27

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You’ve heard of the classic story – The Princess and the Pea. Well, Once Upon a Mattress is a funny, musical take on that familiar story.

With zany characters like Queen Aggravain, a King who communicates via pantomime and a princess who swims across the moat to get to her future prince – rehearsals and performances are bound to be full of laughter.

Once Upon a Mattress runs July 25-27 at the Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave. in Marietta. Ticket prices are $13-18. For more information visit http://www.ccyp.org or contact 404-692-CCYP or info@ccyp.org.

 

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Piano Instruction with Joe Camillo

 

Discover “the Art of Making a Difference” with Piano Instruction with Joe Camillo. Offering recreational music making for seniors, adults and lessons for homeschoolers. A positive musical experience for students with special needs.

Daytime appointments available. Call for a free, no-obligation trial lesson. 770-971-8515 or www.camillopiano.com.

Thanks for advertising with EAST COBBER!

 

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‘Into the Woods’ coming to The Art Place – Mountain View

Into the Woods presented by Academy Theatre at Compass is a mashup of the Brothers Grimm tales and is filled with music, mystery, and adventure while each character goes into the woods to pursue their wish!  July 31 – August 2, Thursday-Friday:  7:00pm.  Saturday:  2:00pm & 7:00pm.  Tickets:  $12.  The Art Place-Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta.  More info:  www.atcwoodstock.com/intothewoods.

 

 

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Out of Box Theatre Opens Its Second Season with an Adult Take on Peter Pan

 

The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan, running July 18 – August 2, is an adult retelling of the classic children’s story that delves into the dark-side of J.M. Barrie and walks a terrifying tightrope between cradle and grave. It investigates what it actually means to grow up: why would we want to and what are we missing if we do not?

Enter the obliviously self-absorbed mind of Peter Pan as he struggles in a world filled with sexual tension from Wendy, Tiger Lily, and Tinker Bell, a self-absorbed pirate who might just be his father, and an ever present and annoying Freud-like psychologist. Peter Pan stubbornly resists adulthood not because childhood brims with such innocent joy, but because he’s terrified of the responsibilities and disappointments inherent to growing up. Will he realize, before it’s it’s too late, that he has hurt or destroyed those who truly love him?
Executive Director Christopher Dills takes the helm as director, set, lighting and costume designer and much, much more. Out of Box Artistic Director Carolyn Choe explains, “Christopher teaches at Davidson School for the Fine Arts in Augusta and most of the year he is only able to design and get up our sets up before he has to head back to school.” Dills’ set design for the show includes moving the audience to the four corners of the theater, allowing the play to take place all around the them. The cast uses a variety of set pieces to bring the play to life, including parachutes, trunks, flashlights, puppets and pool noodles.

One important thing to know is that this production is not for children. The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan includes strong adult language and situations and does not include Kathy Rigby.

The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan runs July 18 – August 2, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. Out of Box Theatre is located in the Artisan Resource Center at 585 Cobb Pkwy S, Marietta, 30060. Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased online at www.outofboxtheatre.com or by calling 678-653-4605.

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