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“Welcome Back” Party for Authors Charles Martin & Lisa Patton at Book Exchange

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On Monday, September 8 at 6:30pm, celebrate the return of popular authors Charles Martin and Lisa Patton who will discuss and sign their latest releases at Book Exchange. Charles Martin is the NY Times bestselling author of ten books, including his September 2 release, A LIFE INTERCEPTED. Library Journal describes it as “a beautiful story of love, redemption, and football. A winning combination….” Award-winning author Michael Morris adds that Martin’s latest “could easily be ripped from today’s headlines. A moving story of lost dreams, unending love, truth seeking and in the end, inspiring redemption. This one is not to be missed!”

Lisa Patton’s SOUTHERN AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, is the third book in her popular “Dixie” series. Recently released in paperback format, “Patton’s third novel featuring Southern belle Leelee Satterfield … is rich on atmosphere and charm. . .” Kirkus Reviews says, and Patti Callahan Henry adds, reading Patton’s book “… is like sitting with a keen-eyed, witty best friend while she whispers her secrets that seem meant only for you.”

Please RSVP by Sunday, September 7 at Book Exchange, 2932 Canton Road, Marietta, call 770-427-4848, or visit the store’s Facebook page, BOOK EXCHANGE/MARIETTA, GA. $7 entry fee.

 

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Step into September. Community Events August 29 – September 4.

Nibble & Noshfest

Enjoy Nibble & Noshfest August 31 – September 1 at Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta.

Don’t let Labor Day make you lazy. Keep the good times rolling with these great East Cobb events 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.

 

August 29

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 30

Art in the Park Festival presented by the Marietta Business Association. Features an artist market, an Interactive Art Alley with “make and take” art projects, juried exhibition by over 130 artists from 16 states, live music and more. The Marietta High School Art Club will be concurrently hosting the Chalk Spot, a street chalk art competition for children in K-12th grade. 10am-5pm. Free. Marietta Square, 50 N Park Square NE, Marietta. More info: artparkmarietta.com.

 

August 31

Nibble & Noshfest, a mix of delicious tastes from local restaurants, sounds of live music from local artists, community vendors and children’s games and inflatables that will keep them busy for hours!. Admission: 2 canned goods per family, donated to Must Ministries. Sunday : 11am-7pm; Monday: 11am-4pm. Tastes will be priced by participating restaurants ranging from $1-$4. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-335-0077 or noshfest.com.

 

 

September 1

Forget the backyard cookout, give your grill a rest this Labor Day and head to the Holy Smoke BBQ and Music Festival sponsored by the Men of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church on Monday, September 1, 2014, 11am-5pm. FREE admission and parking! Enjoy barbecue from Williamson Brothers for $5, live music, BBQ cooking contest, kids games, vendors, a silent auction, classic car show and more. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2972 or www.johnsonferry.org/holysmoke.

Cobb County Schools closed today for the Labor Day Holiday.Y to Y 10k Run. Kick off your Labor Day with a run from the Northeast YMCA, 3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta to the McCleskey YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. The 10k Run and family festival will begin at 8am. A 1k run will start at 10am. Stay after the race and enjoy the Family Fun Community Kickoff, an event with inflatables, music, and relaxing family fun in front of the soccer fields at the McCleskey Y. More info: 770-977-5991.

 

September 3

Power Up Your Marriage is an exciting 15-week course designed to help couples move toward building a stronger relationship. The class will explore topics such as: conflict resolution, enhancing communication, improving emotional connectedness, developing genuine friendship, and much more. The course is also open to couples planning on getting married. The course is led by Eddie Capparucci, a licensed associate counselor and his wife, Teri, a counseling student. The course is free and held at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3125 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta. Classes will be held every Wednesday evening starting Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. in the CLC building. Registration is requested but not necessary. For more information call 404-788-0002.

September 4

Divine Children’s Show Boutique Overstock and Consignment Sale. Preview show Wednesday, September 3, for volunteers, consignors, and new moms. New moms need to register online for Wednesday preview show. Thursday: 9:30am-9pm. Friday: 9:30am-2pm.The Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: www.dcskids.com
The Roswell Historical Society will present Fifty Years of 19th Century Fashion with Janine and Phillip Whiteman at 7 p.m., the Historic Gardens of Great Oaks, 786 Mimosa Boulevard in Roswell. This program is free and open to the public. For additional information visit www.roswellhistoricalsociety.org.
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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Art in the Park is Labor Day Weekend

Photo courtesy Artparkmarietta.com

 

Art in the Park in Marietta Square is Saturday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1, 2014, 10am-5pm daily.

Art in the Park has been a part of the Marietta Square’s history since 1986 and takes place in and around the Historic Marietta Square and Glover Park on Labor Day weekend. It is a Marietta signature event and tradition that celebrates the arts featuring local and national artists from around the country.

This fine art extravaganza features an artist market, children’s art alley, and the famous Painted Pots. Art displayed will include paintings, photography, pottery, graphic arts, sculptures, jewelry, and woodworking from 175 of the countries finest artists. Festival guests will also have the opportunity to visit the unique shops and boutiques, restaurants, museums and galleries, take in a historic walking tour plus much more, all within walking distance of the festival.

It is an Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event since 2007, ranked in the Top 100 Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine, is a Kaleidoscope Award winner from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association and a Pinnacle Award winner from the International Festivals and Events Association.

The festival is free with plenty of free parking on the street and in the Cobb County Park Decks located on Waddell St. at Lawrence St.

For more about Art in the Park, visit http://www.artparkmarietta.com/.

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Fall Registration is open at Abernathy Arts Center

Fulton County Arts and Culture Abernathy Arts Center’s online registration for FALL SESSION is now open for the six week session which begins Tuesday, September 23 and will include Wheel & Handbuilt Pottery, Raku, Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media and more.  Classes are available for youth ages 6 & up and adults.  Visit their website at www.fultonarts.org  to register or call404.613.6172 for more information.

Abernathy Arts Center is located at 254 Johnson Ferry Road NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
 
 

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Keep cool when the calendar’s full! Community Events August 22 – 28.

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Consignment sales, concerts, theater productions and more, it’s another week of sizzling summer fun this week in 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 22

“Cats” presented by The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. The show that revolutionized musical theatre is opening The Lyric’s 35th anniversary season! Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is inspired by the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 8pm. Sundays: 2pm. $35-55. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 404-377-9948 or atlantalyrictheatre.com

Due West Treasure Chest Children’s/Junior’s Consignment Sale.Thursday: 9:30am-7pm. Friday: 9:30am-6pm. Saturday: 8am-Noon. Many items half price on Saturday. Due West United Methodist Church, 3956 Due West Road, Marietta. More info: 770-427-3835 or http://www.duewest.org/pages/Community/Consignment_Sale

Mt. Bethel UMC Fall/Winter Consignment Sale. Preview Shopping for volunteers and first time moms Thursday, Aug. 21. Friday: 9:30am-7pm. No children allowed on the sales floor until 12pm. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.mtbethelccs.com
Romeo and Juliet: Six Very Busy Days presented by Pope Club. Did you know the story of Romeo and Juliet, the “greatest love story of all time” takes place over six days? Romeo and Juliet fall in love, marry, and die all within six days of meeting each other! This show blurs the line between slapstick and educational drama. August 22 & 23: 7pm; August 24: 2pm. Tickets: VIP $15; General Admission: $10; Students: $5. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta. More info: popetheater@gmail.com or popetheater.org.
City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival. Art in the street, inflatables for the kids, live music, and of course some award-winning barbeque meat. This year the festival will award over $16,000 in prizes. Free. Friday: 6-10pm; Saturday: 10am-10pm. Adams Park, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw 30144. More info: 770- 422-9714 or pigsandpeaches.com.
All 4 Kids- East Cobb. Friday: 9:30am (or 8:30am w/$5 Cash for Missions) -8pm. No strollers prior to 11 am. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Accepting Cash, Debit ($1 fee), MasterCard and Visa ($2 fee). No checks.Mt. Paran North Church of God, 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta. More info: http://www.all4kids.com/saledetails.htm#mtparan.
Citrus Magic Glover Park Concert Series: John King Band performing country music. Come out for a little bit of live music and fun. Lawn opens at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm. General Admission: Free. Tables available for rent. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or mariettaga.gov.
The Blessing Line Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am-6pm. Sat: 9am-Noon. First Baptist Church Woodstock, 11905 Highway 92, Woodstock. More info: 770-926-4428 or info@blessingline.com.
August 23
Summer Stars Concert Series: Jason Thomas. Man in Black tribute to Johnny Cash! Lawn opens at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. General Admission: Free. $25 for table of 8. Rain or shine. The Art Place-Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or theartplace.us.
The Sock Hops in Concert. From The Four Seasons to The Four Tops, from The Temptations to The Tokens, The Sock Hops specialize in the four-part harmonies of all your favorites from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Saturday, August 23rd, 7pm at Sprayberry Auditorium. Doors open at 6pm All proceeds benefit John Paty Football fieldhouse. Tickets $20. To purchase go to www.sprayberryfootball.com. For questions, call Wanda Patterson at 770-973-0681.
Hummingbird Banding presented by Smith-Gilbert Gardens (SGG). This is the 4th year SGG has teamed up with Birdwatcher Supply to catch and band hummers! Once the birds have been banded they will sit on your hand for a second or two before flying away, kids love this! Tours of the garden and lessons in beginning bird watching, and fun crafts for children. 8-11am. Admission: Adults $7; Seniors & Active Military: $6; Children 6 – 12: $5; Children 5 and under are free. Smith Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw 30152. More info: 770-919-0248 or smithgilbertgardens.com
Digital Insurance’s 6th Annual DI Dash 5K and 1K Fun Run benefitting Children’s Healthcare. Certified Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Registration & check-in starts at 6:30am. 5K starts at 7:30am. 1K starts at 8:30am. $25 by August 13. $30 after. $40 on race day. Starts at Marietta Square, 50 N Park Square NE, Marietta. More info: didash.com or active.com.
August 24
Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ benefitting The Drake House, which provides short-term crisis housing to homeless mothers and their children. Taste over 150 unique flavors of homemade ice cream and enjoy ice cream eating and stacking contests, music, face painting and children’s games. 2-4pm. $6/individual. $20/family. Historic Roswell Town Square, 616 Atlanta Street, Roswell (corner of Mimosa Blvd and Marietta Highway). More info: missmarysicecream.org
August 25
2014 Oscar Films. A showing of select Oscar-nominated films will be held every Monday in August. Gravity, Captain Phillips, All Is Lost, and Saving Mr. Banks. 6pm. Free. Switzer Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2320 or cobbcat.org
The Northeast Cobb Business Association will host UP-BEAT, United Partners – Business Education Advancing Together on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road in Marietta. The keynote speaker will be Georgia Sen. Lindsey Tippins (R-West Cobb). To register for the event, visit www.northeastcobbba.com.
August 26
Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia meeting, 7pm, First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church St, Marietta. For the August 2014 meeting the Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia will have a presentation by Dianne Bean Barfield on ‘Religious Records and What They Offer the Genealogist’. Dianne is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, and is a lifetime member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Dianne is also a member of the Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia and serves as its Education Coordinator. For more information visit http://www.cobbgagensoc.org/index.htm or contact ccgs@cobbgagensoc.org.

August 27

East Cobb Civic Association Meeting. Open to the public. 7pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: eastcobb.net.

August 28

2014 Casino Night and Silent Auction, to benefit the Northeast Cobb Business Association charities. 5:30-8:30pm. Admission: $25. First Landmark Bank, 307 North Marietta Pkwy NE, Marietta. Register/More info: northeastcobbba.com

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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Enjoy a “Friends & Family Garden Party” with Atlanta author Renea Winchester

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On Saturday, September 6, 11am-1pm, author and seed-saving gardener Renea Winchester is hosting a party in the garden of her good friend, farmer Billy Albertson, to launch the release of the second of Winchester’s Farmer Billy series, Farming, Friends, and Fried Bologna Sandwiches. Once again set on Billy’s farm at 525 Hardscrabble Road in Roswell, Winchester’s new book will transport readers to a simpler time, when roadside vegetable stands were common, and friends gathered on the front porch. Filled with photos and recipes, it is a book that will have strong appeal to those who love gardening, farm-to-table readers, historians, and anyone who enjoys Southern stories and memoirs. Signed copies of the book can be reserved prior to the event by calling Book Exchange at 770-427-4848.

In addition to Winchester’s cornmeal, fresh produce, and other homemade goodies from Billy’s farm, several friends will be on site to offer guests an additional selection of other handmade food items, crafts and free seeds. Copies of Farming, Friends and Fried Bologna Sandwiches and Winchester’s earlier release, In the Garden with Billy, will also be available.

Alberton’s farm is located at 525 Hardscrabble Road, Roswell GA 30075. Follow signs for parking. Please RSVP by calling Book Exchange – 770-427-4848 or through Facebook: BOOK EXCHANGE/Marietta, GA.

 

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Pope Drama presents “Romeo & Juliet: Six Very Busy Days” this weekend

Romeo and Juliet: Six Very Busy Days presented by Pope Drama Club August 22-24.

Did you know the story of Romeo and Juliet, the “greatest love story of all time” takes place over six days? Romeo and Juliet fall in love, marry, and die all within six days of meeting each other! This show blurs the line between slapstick and educational drama.

Show dates are:
August 22 & 23: 7pm
August 24: 2pm.

Tickets: VIP $15; General Admission: $10; Students: $5. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta. More info: popetheater@gmail.com or popetheater.org

School of Rock Students Present Live Show This Saturday

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On August 16, School of Rock students will be performing a selection of Pink Floyd’s “Greatest Hits”.  Also performing will be the Rock 101 students with some favorite Rock ‘n Roll classics. This show is sure to please rockers of all ages.  1pm at  120 Tavern & Music Hall , 1440 Roswell Road, Marietta.

 

More info: 770-579-01400 or eastcobb.SchoolofRock.com or 120tavern.com.

Put some sizzle back in your summer! Community Events August 15 – 21.

Andy Berman (Manager), Samantha Smith (Coach), Brian Smith (Coach)

Attend the Grand Opening of Iron Tribe Fitness on Saturday, August 16!

The weather has (temporarily) cooled off but summer fun is still around every corner. 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 15
“Cats”
presented by The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. The show that revolutionized musical theatre is opening The Lyric’s 35th anniversary season! Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is inspired by the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 8pm. Sundays: 2pm. $35-55. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 404-377-9948 or atlantalyrictheatre.com

2014 Catch the Wave Writers Conference hosted by the Christian Authors Guild. $225 registration fee after June 1, $250 registration fee after July 1. Mount Paran North Church, 1700 Allgood Rd, Marietta, GA 30062. More info: christianauthorsguild.org.
Martinis and Music. Live music, a cash bar, and light hors d’oeuvres. Metro Montage XIV and Duncan and Walkowtiz: Modernists of Movement and Line will be on exhibit. Live music performed by Keltic Kudzu. 5:30-8:30pm. $10 general admission. Admission is free for members. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or mariettacobbartmuseum.org.
Silent and Live Art Auction Fundraiser to benefit Aloha to Aging Inc. Bid on items from Disney Hopper Passes, Napa Valley case of wine to artisan jewelry, getaways to the beach, Tuscany, African Photo Safari, gift baskets and amazing artwork. 6:30-9 pm. Tickets: $35 at the door (includes gourmet food stations and dessert). The Pavillion, 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: alohatoaging.org.

August 16
Squabbles presented by CenterStage North. This hilarious play pits a father in law against a mother in a comedic succession of squabbles. Tickets: $15. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. Show times/More info: 770-331-0079 or visit centerstagenorth.org.

Candlelite Concert: Copious Jones presented by the South Cobb Arts Alliance. Bring a picnic and come early for the best seating. Food concessions also available. General Admission: Free. Gate opens at 7pm. Show begins at 8pm, rain or shine. $50/table for 6. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton 30126. More info: southcobbarts.org.St. Andrew United Methodist Church of Marietta will invites everyone to a 2014 Tailgate Party featuring food, games, inflatables, and live music performed by Greater Lights Christian band. The fun at the St. Andrew Youth House beside the St. Andrew UMC Sanctuary will last from 4 – 6 p.m.

Summer Beer Tastings at Barrington Hall. Local craft beer merchant Ale Yeah! continues its successful series of beer tastings at Barrington Hall. Sample several types of beers. Confections will also be available. Advance reservations are required. 6:30-8:15pm & 8:30-10:30om. Admission: $20 per person per session. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2246 or southerntrilogy.com.

Iron Tribe Grand Opening, 10am, public is invited. Along with raffles for workout gear and gift certificates, samples of supplements, drinks and Paleo snacks, there will also be a workout with Team Red, White and Blue. Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of American veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Iron Tribe Fitness East Cobb is located at 4719 Lower Roswell Road in Stonewood Village in Marietta. The 4,850 square foot fitness facility is located at the intersection of Lower Roswell Road at Johnson Ferry Road.

 

August 17
Shop Rhea Lana’s of Cobb County August 17 – 21, at the Sprayberry Square Shopping Center in East Cobb – 2550 Sandy Plains Road. All dates and times can be found on cobbcounty.rhealana.com.

 

August 18
2014 Oscar Films. A showing of select Oscar-nominated films will be held every Monday in August. Gravity, Captain Phillips, All Is Lost, and Saving Mr. Banks. 6pm. Free. Switzer Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2320 or cobbcat.org.

2014 Health Care Summit. Join the Cobb Chamber for its second Health Care Summit, 7am-12:30pm at Cobb Galleria Centre. The summit is an interactive event designed to help you understand Health Care Reform and develop a customized action plan for your business. To view the event schedule, discussion topics and speakers, visit cobbchamber.org/healthcaresummit.

 

August 19
Cobb Executive Women Presents: An Evening with Aimee Copeland. Aimee shares her inspiring story of faith and survival. Event is open to the Cobb County business community. All proceeds go to the Aimee Copeland Fund. 5:30-7:30pm. $35. Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street NE, Suite 100, Marietta. More info: 770-980-2000 or cobbchamber.org.

 

August 20
How to Do Business with Cobb County. Learn about vendor opportunities, meet departmental representatives, and network with local business owners. 5-7pm. Cobb County Government Building, Board of Commissioners Meeting Room, 100 Cherokee Street, 2nd Floor, Marietta . RSVP/More info: Inger.Eberhart@cobbcounty.org or 770-528-3317.

 

August 21
Due West Treasure Chest Children’s/Junior’s Consignment Sale.Thursday: 9:30am-7pm. Friday: 9:30am-6pm. Saturday: 8am-Noon. Many items half price on Saturday. Due West United Methodist Church, 3956 Due West Road, Marietta. More info: 770-427-3835 or http://www.duewest.org/pages/Community/Consignment_Sale

Mt. Bethel UMC Fall/Winter Consignment Sale. Preview Shopping for volunteers and first time moms Thursday, Aug. 21. Friday: 9:30am-7pm. No children allowed on the sales floor until 12pm. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.mtbethelccs.com
East Cobb Book Discussion Group. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month. 11am & 2pm. New members and visitors are always welcome. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730 or cobbcat.org

 

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Smooth Jazz Music Festival coming to Atlanta

 

Jazz Grooves presents the 7th Annual Atlanta Smooth Music Festival, at the Barnes Mable House Amphitheatre, on Saturday, September 13, 2014.  The day long music festival will include performances by international and national smooth jazz recording artists.  Saxophonist Kim Waters, bass guitarist Gerald Veasley, keyboardist Gregg Karukas, trumpeter Cindy Bradley, saxophonist LeBron, and Atlanta guitarist 2unes are scheduled to appear. 

“Our goal with the festival is to present a variety of smooth jazz artists.”  Said Joe Cleveland, Managing Partner of Jazz Grooves.  Past performers at the festival have included a virtual Who’s Who in smooth jazz, along with rising artists.  In the latter years, the producers have added a local musician.  “The metro area has so much talent.  Local talent getting the chance to share the stage with world renown artists, can be a dream for them.”  Cleveland added.

The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre has been home to the festival from the beginning.  Located in south Cobb county, just outside Atlanta, the Mable House can accommodate over 2400 guests.   “There’s nothing like it.” Said Robby Edwards, Technical Director at the Mable House.  “Guests can enjoy a performance under cover or on the lawn.  We welcome guests to bring their own picnics to enjoy their event.”   

“We want it to be a weekend event.”  Cleveland added.  “We chose the Renaissance Waverly Hotel as the host hotel.  It fits the festival.”  The Renaissance Waverly Hotel is offering packages inclusive of upgraded accommodations, festival tickets, and breakfast.

“We live in Atlanta.  My brother who lives in Florida, told us about the festival the first year.” said festival goer Brenda Young Haithco.  “We’ve been going every year since.  Our party has grown from four to 20 people.”  The Atlanta Smooth Music Festival is a premier music experience for smooth jazz fans.  

For more information about The Atlanta Smooth Music Festival, please contact Joe Cleveland, Joe Cleveland, at 770.919.8590.

 

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