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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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An Evening with Jay Leno – Benefit for ArtsBridge Foundation

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ArtsBridge Foundation, formerly known as the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation, is pleased to announce An Evening with Jay Leno on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. A benefit to raise funds for ArtsBridge, ArtsBridge Foundation’s education and community engagement program, will precede the evening’s performance.

Through the support of the Foundation, ArtsBridge provides quality arts education and community engagement programs designed to inspire creativity and foster the next generation of artists and art supporters. Since its inception in 2007, ArtsBridge has served over 200,000 students and educators from 30 Georgia counties, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina. ArtsBridge programs include field trips to the Cobb Energy Centre for performances by leading local and national arts organizations, Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards, Broadway Master Class Series, workshops, artists-in-schools opportunities and more. Learn more at www.artsbridgega.org/education.

The show is Wednesday, August 27th at 8:00 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Tickets for the performance are on sale. Attendees have the option of purchasing a VIP ticket package or tickets to the show only.

The VIP ticket package includes prime seating for the show and a pre-show reception beginning at 6:00 p.m. The price for the package is $250.00 per person. Complete information about the VIP package for this fundraiser event can be found at www.artsbridgega.org/foundation . Reservations can be made by calling 770.916.2800; the VIP package is not available thru Ticketmaster.

Tickets, for the performance only, are $200, $105, $73 and $53 plus applicable fees, and may be purchased through Ticketmaster.com, any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or purchased in-person at the Bank of North Georgia Box Office at the Cobb Energy Centre. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., closed on Sundays. The box office is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339.

 

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Author Wendy Wax to Attend Book Club Meeting

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On Monday, August 11 at 6 pm,author Wendy Wax will join the Book Exchange Book Club discussion for her recently released novel, House on Mermaid Point. In this new novel from the NY Times bestselling author of Ten Beach Road and Ocean Beach, three unlikely friends who are thrown together by disaster get a do-over on life, love, and happiness. Of Wax’s novels, USA Today says, “If you’re a sucker for plucky women who rise to the occasion, this is for you.”

An East Cobb resident and popular author of women’s fiction, Wendy Wax is a favorite with Book Exchange book club members and customers, and while the public is welcome to attend this free meeting, an RSVP is required. The group will enjoy a Pot Luck Dinner & refreshments.

Call 770-427-4848 to reserve your space and meet this talented writer at this fun and free book club meeting.

Book Exchange is located at 2932 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066.

 

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School days, full days! Community Events August 8 – 14.

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Caden & Landon on the first day of school.

East Cobb kids are back in class there’s still fun to be had all around town. 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 8
High School Musical, Jr. “Get’ cha Head in the Game” and catch Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. at the Strand! Friday and Saturday: 8 pm. Sunday: 3 pm. $10. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or earlsmithstrand.org.

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.

“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

 

August 9
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.

East Cobb Rotary Dog Days 5K/1 Mile/Tot Trot. Proceeds benefit local and international service projects of the East Cobb Rotary Club. 7am. $25/early registration (by AUGUST 1). $30/race day or for phantom runner. Start and finish at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068. More info: dogdaysrun.com or eastcobbrotary.com.

 

August 10
Join Atlanta Concert Band, under the baton of Paul F. Scanling, Music Director, and The Little Peach combo, as they present a special concert of Disney music, Disney Music Magic on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 4pm at Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA 30075. Admission is FREE!

Museum Mice Tour introduces toddlers ages 3-5 to history through very basic concepts like shapes, sounds, games, tools and jobs. 10:30 am. $5 per person. Reservations required. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or mariettahistory.org.

STARLAB. Check out constellations in the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s portable planetarium. 1-2pm. Admission fees: $10/adults. $7/seniors. $6/ages 3-12. Free/members & children 2 and under. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 7 70-992-2055 or chattnaturecenter.org.

 

August 11
Youth Archery at McCleskey YMCA (through September 12). Young archers can try out their skills at our new beginners’ archery class for ages 8-11! Mondays, 4:15pm-5:15pm. $70 members/$90 non-members. McCleskey YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. Contact Katie Block for more information at katieb@ymcaatlanta.org or 770-977-5991.

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.

 

August 13
Cheer on Atlanta’s own WNBA team while supporting the YWCA of Northwest Georgia. The Atlanta Dream is sponsoring their first Cobb County Appreciation Night on Wednesday, August 13 at 7 p.m. at Philips Arena, with a portion of the ticket sales going to support the YWCA of Northwest Georgia, an organization committed to creating a community free of domestic violence and sexual assault. Tickets range in price from $24 – $46 and should be purchased directly from the Atlanta Dream using the following link for the YWCA to receive a donation from the purchase: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/wnbaatlanta/EN/buy/details/081314.

The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) invites the community to a special event featuring consumer expert Clark Howard on Wednesday, August 13, 5:30-7:30pm at Maggiano’s Buckhead. Every day across America, Clark Howard’s voice is heard on more than 150 stations advising consumers how to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. It’s more than just a motto for Clark; it’s a way of life. As a successful entrepreneur, radio host, TV personality, best-selling author and newspaper columnist, the Atlanta-based multimedia magnate is dedicated to helping Americans of all means get ahead in life. Tickets are $36 for age 35 and under, $54 for general admission. Reservations may be made online at www.jelf.org/clarkhoward or by calling 770-396-3080. Maggiano’s Buckhead is located at 3368 Peachtree Road NE.

 

August 14
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.

East Cobb Area Council Meeting sponsored by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Join us for the Pigskin Preview featuring our special guests, East Cobb’s high school football coaches. 7:30-9am. General admission: $30. Members: $20 online by August 8; $40 for general admission, and $30 for members at the door. I ndian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: cobbchamber.org.

Good Eatin’, Great Cause. Join host Chef Alex Reethof for the 2014 SafePath Culinary Tour & Competition: Good Eatin’ Great Caus. Proceeds benefit SafePath, a mentoring center that offers therapy to children who have suffered from abuse. Over 30 of Georgia’s favorite chefs will be serving their signature dish tapas style. In addition, local celebrity chefs will serve as mentors in a judged team cook-off competition. 6-10pm. $75. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339. More info: safepath.org

 

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Abernathy Arts Center Fall Registration August 12

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Fall Registration at Abernathy Arts Center begins Tuesday August 12 at 10am. Visit Abernathy Arts online at www.fultonarts.org or go directly to their class listings at http://activenet.active.com/fultonartsclasses.

Please note: If a course is offered multiple times the Date Description will read, “ classes are offered at various times and date”. To view individual class times you must click on the name of the course. For assistance with registration or other questions, contact Abernathy Arts between 9am and 5pm, Tuesday-Friday at 404-613-6172.

 

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