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East Cobb Counselors Publish Children’s eBook

East Cobbers Nancy Eramian and Amy Bichsel have published their first children’s eBook, Hermit Crab Hijinks & Other Sea Adventures with illustrations by Kirsen St. Peter. Geared toward children ages 6 and up, the book is currently available for download on Amazon, Apple iBooks, and Barnes & Noble.

Nancy Eramian and Amy Gose Bichsel met in 1998 when both of them were hired to be guidance counselors at a large public high school in a suburb of Atlanta, GA.  Their professional relationship and friendship continued as they later worked together at a private high school in the area. They wroteHermit Crab Hijinks and Other Sea Adventures on paper napkins in Nancy’s car on the way home from a colleague’s wedding on Hilton Head Island, SC.  When they arrived back in Atlanta, the friends decided to keep writing adventures for the hermit crab buddies, and they have produced several more books with these characters, plus a few others.  Nancy and Amy are both former French teachers and have more than 45 years combined teaching and counseling experience, so they wanted to create characters that possess qualities they enjoy seeing in their students: friendship, teamwork, diversity, honesty, humor, and creativity.

Fans of the book can learn more on the Hermit Crab Hijinks Facebook page. The ebook can be purchased at at

https://secure.mybookorders.com/order/amy-bichsel-nancy-eramian.

Trick-or-treat, enjoy the week! Community Events October 24 – 30.

Enjoy Owl-O-Ween at KSU October 25-26.

 

Enjoy tricks, treats and fun for the whole family all around East Cobb this week. 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.

 

October 24

Centerstage North presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward through Oct. 25, Co-produced with the Mountain View Arts Alliance. This much-revived fussy, cantankerous novelist re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife. Personalities, of the living and the not, clash in this classic comedy. Tickets: $15 in advance; $17 at the door. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb.
Grace Life Players presents Parlor Games by James C. Wall at Marietta Church of God, 1083 Allgood Road. The play takes place in a funeral home. Mort McNulty has decided to play the ultimate practical joke. He fake his own death and hosts a wake for himself, but things don’t go quite how he planned. There are three shows: Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm Saturday, October 25 at 3:00pm Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm Tickets are $10 and include dessert during intermission. For tickets and more information, call the church office at 770-971-4232.
October 25
Owl O’ Ween. Enjoy the view of hot air balloons glowing in the autumn night, roving performers, stilt walkers and more. The main stage set up in the Fifth Third Bank Stadium with party bands starting at 8pm, as well as a Whimsical Forest Stage for all day family friendly entertainment! Children 3 years old and younger (FREE), Children 4-12 $5, Adults $12, Parking $10. Kennesaw State Sports & Recreation Park, 3200 George Busbee Parkway NW. For more info: www.owl-o-ween.com
7th Annual Cobb Arts Ball. This evening is in support of the Endowment Fund of United Arts of Cobb is highlighted by high quality entertainment, casino games, and silent-live auction. Formal dinner, casino, live entertainment, Passion for the Arts theme, black tie optional, silent/live auction. $180/person. 6pm. Cobb Galleria – John Williams Ballroom, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339. More info: Sally Macaulay, 770-528-1444 ext. 14.
Book Exchange invites all the area’s little ghosts, goblins and monsters to a Halloween party, 11am-12:30pm at the Canton Highway bookstore. In addition to treats and refreshments, children are invited to participate in a costume contest, with prizes awarded for best monster, cutest, and scariest costumes. Local elementary school teachers and co-authors of children’s books, The Butter Bean Lady and Sophie May and the Shoe Untying Fairy, Rosalind Bunn and Kathleen Howard will lead a story time. Appropriate for Halloween, they’ll share the tale in their latest release, The Three Monsters, available as a hardbound, beautifully illustrated children’s book. Please RSVP by Oct. 24th. For more information call 770-427-4848 or visit the store’s Facebook page at BOOK EXCHANGE/MARIETTA, GA.
The Carlton J. Kell High School Marching Band Sixth Annual March-A-Thon to support MUST Ministries. This year’s March-A-Thon will begin with step-off at 2:00 PM from the North Landing subdivision on Trickum Road in Marietta with a destination of Kell High School around 6:00pm. The students will march nearly 6 miles and will continue the tradition of collecting items for MUST ministries. Leading up to the event, the students have been raising monetary donations from friends, family, and local businesses, all in support of the band and this yearly event. Last year, they raised more money with this event than with any other previous fundraiser. Director of Bands, David Roth and Assistant Director of Bands, Taylor Watts appreciate the community support for the Kell Marching Band. Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation to the Kell March-A-Thon can send them to PO Box 965338, Marietta, GA 30066. All checks should be made out to KBBA (Kell Band Boosters Organization). KBBA is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization.
MarketPlace 120 will host a Dig Deep Ceramics Exhibition Reception, 4-6pm. The event will feature functional and sculptural work by the seniors of Kennesaw State University’s School of Art and Design. MarketPlace 120 is located at 562 Wylie Road in Marietta. More info: www.marketplace120.com.
Halloween at Woodlawn Square. Enjoy face painting, DJ with music, games and prizes, free Halloween photos and more at Woodlawn Square Shopping Center. The fun begins at 3pm and ends with Trick or Treating at 5pm. Wear your Halloween best to participate in a variety of costume contests. Schedule includes: Best costume contest ― 3:45pm: Ages 3 and under; 4:15pm: Ages 4-7; 4:45pm: ages 8 and over. Trick-or Treating begins at 5pm. Woodlawn Square Shopping Center is located at 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068.
Kincaid Alumni 3K. Run and have fun with old friends and visit with past teachers! The 3K at 9:15 am. Entry forms can be found online at http://www.cobbk12.org/Kincaid/. Drop off forms and money in the Kincaid front office or mail them to: Kincaid ES, 1410 Kincaid Rd, Marietta, GA 30066. Deadline to turn in entry forms is Friday, October 10. Since the Fun Run is just before Halloween, organizers are encouraging everyone to wear a school appropriate costume! Also, please make sure the costume is safe and “jogger friendly”. If you have any questions, please email Kimberly.McMasters@CobbK12.org.

Keep Cobb Beautiful staff will offer another Medication Disposal Day for the public 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will be held at two locations: Precinct 1/Superstation 8, 2380 Cobb Parkway NW, Kennesaw and Cobb and Douglas Public Health, 1650 County Services Parkway, Marietta.
Walton Swim and Dive Team will host a car wash fundraiser from 9am-4pm in partnership with Platinum Auto Spa, 1075 Johnson Ferry Road.
October 26
Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser Event at Impulse Salon from 11am-3pm. For a minimum of $50 donation, participants will receive a consultation, blow dry and style from the wonderful and talented stylists at Impulse Salon and pink hair chalk in honor of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. All proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Awareness and finding a cure. Enjoy complimentary food, drinks, as well as a raffle and silent auction throughout the day. Impulse Salon is located in Paper Mill Village at 255 Village Parkway Suite 160, Marietta, GA 30067. For more information call 770-952-0607 or visit www.impulse-salon.com.
Family Funday & Tours: East Cobb Park Sunday Funday Sunday, 2-5 pm. In partnership with Sunday FunDay at East Cobb Park, WellStar will extend the family fun with kids’ activities at its new East Cobb Health Park. Families will have the chance to take tours of the new facility.
MBCA North Campus Open Houses for grades 9 and 10 will be held on, 2 p.m. For more information on Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, please call (770) 971-0245 or visitwww.mtbethelchristian.org.
October 27
Cobb Diaper Day is planning a community-wide collection October 27 at 5pm at Glover Park on the Marietta Square. Volunteers will pick up the collections or they can be brought to Glover Park during the event. In the last four years, about 400,000 diapers have been donated to assist low-income families.
Chili Cook-off and Food Truck Event. Chili cook off, kids costume parade, live music, food trucks and trick-or-treating. 5-8pm. $20 entry fee for chili cook off. Paper Mill Village, 255 Village Parkway, Marietta. More info: Shannan Jordan, sjordan@thewilbertgroup.com.
October 28
Walton Baseball Silent Auction, 6-10:30pm at Marlow’s Tavern in Merchant’s Walk. The evening will have a very nice collection of vacation homes (including Tuscan villas in Italy, a home in Hilton Head and lake/mountain homes), football and baseball tickets (including four dugout level Braves seats with a special baying practice experience, fifty-yard-line tickets to the Iron Bowl game between Alabama and Auburn, and multiple seats to various Falcons games), signed sports memorabilia (including an authentic signed Lebron James jersey, a Tom Brady signed football and several items signed by Braves players), and gift certificates (restaurants, spas etc).
October 29
The League of Women Voters Marietta-Cobb SPLOST Forum, 7-9pm, at Cobb County Commissioner Building, 100 Cherokee Street Marietta, GA. 30090. Featured speakers will be Lance Lamberton, founder and Chairman of the Cobb Taxpayers Association and Justin O’Dell, Co-Chair of Secure Cobb’s Future.
Halloween Bash at Rubin Family Chiropractic, 255 Village Parkway Suite 620, Marietta, GA 30067. 9am-1pm & 3pm-7pm. Costume CONTEST, catered food and desserts, prizes-FREE! Discounted NEW PATIENT exams for $30 (valued at $100)! Conveniently located on the corner of Johnson Ferry Rd. and Paper Mill Rd., in Paper Mill Village.
October 30
Lyric Theatre presents Chicago. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids. *Not suitable for young children. Thursday – Saturday: 8pm; Saturday & Sunday 2pm. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, SE, Marietta 30060. More info: www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com or 404-377-9948.
Sounds of LIFE Concert Series with Fools Mosaic & Seven Handle Circus. Live Music, food trucks & drinks. 6-9pm. $10/person. Bring a blanket, lawn chair or buy a reserved seat. Life University outdoor amphitheater, Lyceum Park, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta 30060. More info: life.edu/soundsoflife for tickets.
District Two Commissioner Bob Ott will host a town hall 7-8:30 p.m., at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta. Mt. Bethel is located at 4385 Lower Roswell, Marietta. For further information, call the commissioner’s office at 770-528-3316.
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Dig Deep Ceramics Exhibition Reception

MarketPlace 120 will host a Dig Deep Ceramics Exhibition Reception on Saturday, October 25, 4-6pm. The event will feature functional and sculptural work by the seniors of Kennesaw State University’s School of Art and Design.

MarketPlace 120 is located at  562 Wylie Road in Marietta. More info: www.marketplace120.com.

 

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Tickets available for Chicago

The 1920s come roaring back with a vengeance when the six‐time Tony Award-winning musical “Chicago” makes its Atlanta Lyric Theatre debut Oct. 24-Nov. 9 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta.

Tickets are available by calling (404) 377‐9948 or visiting www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com.

 

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Artistic event kicks off awareness week

Join a colorful Red Ribbon event 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. This will mark the official start of the Red Ribbon Campaign in Georgia, which encourages a drug-free community and drug prevention efforts. Area youth will showcase their artistic talents and a featured expanded visual arts walk will demonstrate that “Real Life is Drug Free.” Students of all ages, Georgia colleges and community-based organizations will participate.

The goal of this kickoff event is to bring awareness to fun, safe activities that are positive alternatives to substance use and abuse. Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road SW, Mableton.

 

East Cobb County Council of PTAs Celebrates the Arts!

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
- Albert Einstein

As parents and teachers, we cherish our students’ creative endeavors — from the homemade gifts and cards they make to the countless dance, band, orchestra and choral performances we attend. We turn the images into coffee mugs, frame the brightly  colored pictures and share the photos and videos we take with friends and relatives. Their art, in whatever medium they choose,  as a reflection of who they are. Let us celebrate that!

Each fall, local PTAs and the East Cobb County Council of PTAs (ECCC PTA) participate in and support the National PTA Reflections program. For over 45 years the National PTA has promoted arts appreciation and recognition as part of its mission to ensure that all children receive a quality education, including an arts education.

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade have the opportunity to enter original works of art in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. In this school year, entries will be judged on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme: “The world would be a better place if…”
Reflections’ entries are first recognized, judged, and celebrated at each local school. Selected entries are then chosen to represent local schools at the ECCC PTA level. Thereafter, ECCC PTA award recipients proceed to the Georgia PTA competition, and subsequent winning entries move on to the National PTA Reflections contest. Five students from East Cobb public schools  Rocky Mount Elementary School, JJ Daniell Middle School, Dickerson Middle School and Wheeler High School) advanced to the National PTA competition level last year.

Taking part in the Reflections program is a powerful way for students to engage in and explore the arts. Our East Cobb  community is a better place because of our students’ talents. This time of year we see and hear incredible performances from our  high school marching bands. Year-round we marvel at students who receive invitations to display their talents around the world.

As a community, let us continue to help our students express themselves creatively by showcasing their art in our workplaces, by volunteering as judges, and by supporting the Reflections program. As Maya Angelou once said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

For more information on the Reflections Program, please visit: ecccpta.org/reflections.

(Written by Patty Pace and Cindy Goolsby, East Cobb County Council of PTAs, Reflections Co-Chairs. Patty Pace is Reflections Co-Chair for the East Cobb County Council of PTAs. She lives in Blackland Ridge with her husband, Montie and son Alex, who is a student at the Wheeler Magnet. Her daughter Jennifer is a Walton graduate. Cindy Goolsby is the Reflections Co-Chair for the East Cobb County Council of PTAs. She lives in Lakewood Colony Subdivision with her husband, Ira and two daughters, Danielle and Sara, who are students at Keheley Elementary School.)

Celebrate the season! Community Events October 17 – 23.

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Scarecrows on the Square, Marietta Zombie Fest and more this week! Photo courtesy of the city of Marietta.

 

Savor the season with more Fall fun 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.

 

October 17

Centerstage North presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward through Oct. 25, Co-produced with the Mountain View Arts Alliance. This much-revived fussy, cantankerous novelist re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife. Personalities, of the living and the not, clash in this classic comedy. Tickets: $15 in advance; $17 at the door. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb.
Much Ado About Nothing presented by Pope Drama Club Oct. 17-19. One of William Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. The road to love proves a hilly one, filled with ups and downs, and not without a few laughs along the way. October 17-18: 7pm Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb. October 19 performance: 2pm at the New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta 30308. More info: popetheater@gmail.com.
The Mt. Zion UMC Preschool Bazaar Oct. 17-18, 9am-2pm daily. Over 30 vendors, silent auction, bake sale and raffle both days. Vendors include Stella & Dot, Thirty-One, Origami Owl, Lulu & Junebug, Tupperware and more. Items including jewelry, children’s clothing, hair bows, household items, holiday decorations and much more. Don’t miss the ‘Party in the Patch’ on Saturday October 18. Bring the whole family for bounce houses, face painting, food and fun. More information on the Mt. Zion facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mt.ZionPreschoolBazaar.
October 18
Annual Atlanta –Area U.S. Navy Birthday Ball. Gala Formal Celebration of the 239th Birthday of our U.S. Navy. Featuring Keynote Speaker Admiral James Winnefeld, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Formal Dinner, dancing with live Navy band, silent auction, door prizes, traditional cake cutting by oldest and youngest sailors present, recognition of Sailors of the Year at local Navy Units. October 18, 6:00 p.m.-Midnight at Atlanta Marriott Hotel Northwest, 200 Interstate North Parkway. Sponsored by the Navy League, Atlanta Metropolitan Council, Lockheed Martin, and other local patriotic organizations. Local merchant donations for the Silent Auction and Door Prizes are welcome. Tickets are: $65 for Civilians and Retirees. Active Duty and Reserves: Officers: $65 | E-7 – E-9: $55 | E-6: $45 | E-5: $35 | E-4 and below: $25. For tickets or more information, contact Don Giles, dongiles@mindspring,com, 770-509-3772.
38th Annual Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival+Halloween Happenings+Scarecrows in the Square + Marietta Zombie Walk  This year’s festival will combine all four events into a day of family fun. Local and area artists and craftspeople will showcase their painting, pottery, woodwork, metal, jewelry, glass, fabric and floral designs. Games, activities and prizes for everyone. Scarecrow contest, children’s costume contest, and pet costume contest. 9 am-5 pm. Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov.
31st Annual Southern Invitational Music Festival hosted by the Sprayberry Band of Gold. High School marching bands from across the Southeast will be performing and competing. Concessions available. $10/adult. $5/student. Free/ages 6 & under. 0am-10pm. Sprayberry High School, Jim Frazier Stadium, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: www.southerninvitational.com.
Wal-Mart’s “Big Family Welcome” will be held from noon to 3 p.m. A FREE concert in the parking lot featuring Daryle Singletary begins at 7pm. Concert sponsored by Campbell’s.
October 19
Harvest on the Hooch. Promoting the FARM to TABLE Movement. Presented by Whole Foods Market at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s (CNC) Unity Garden, Join the CNC for a beautiful fall afternoon dedicated to fresh food, cooking healthy, promoting the farm to table movement and generating community awareness about the connection between good nutrition and health. 1-4pm. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell 30075. More info: 770-992-2055 x.226 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Boxerstock 2014. An all-day music festival benefiting Atlanta Boxer Rescue. Vendors, concession stand, canine demonstrations, silent auction and activities for the whole family. $10/adult, children 5-12 $5 in advance,$7/at gate. Volunteers will also provide microchipping for $25/dog. Be sure to bring proof of ownership and immunization records to get microchipped. 12–6pm. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: www.boxerstock.org.
October 20

Pumpkin Patch – Mt. Zion UMC September 28- October 31 Buy a pumpkin here, plus stickers, candy and a great photo spot. Monday-Friday: 12-7:30pm, Saturdays: 9:30am-7:30pm, Sundays: 12-7:30pm until Oct. 12. Oct. 13 9:30-7:30pm – Oct. 31st. Oct. 31st the patch closes at 5pm.1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Ask for Deborah.

Pumpkin Patch- St. Andrew United Methodist Church October 3-31 St. Andrew United Methodist Church hosts their pumpkin patch for the 29th year. Pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and more for purchase. Monday-Saturday: 9:30 am-8 pm. Sundays: noon-8 pm. All proceeds from the patch support the Youth Ministry and Missions of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. St. Andrews UMC, 3455 Canton Hwy, Marietta. More info: 770-926-3488 or www.thepumpkinchurch.org.

 

October 21

Roswell Ghost Tours. Owned and operated by East Cobbers, the Roswell Ghost Tour is a community staple. Unlike some tours and haunted houses, these Ghost Tours tell stories of real hauntings without costumes to enhance imagination. Tours are available nightly in October. Demand is high. Private group tours offered as well. $15/adults, $10/children 12 and under. Walking tour is 2 ½ hours. To reserve: roswellghosttour.com/reservations. 770-649-9922. 610 Atlanta St, Roswell.

 

October 23

Looking for a Peer Parent Support Group? Does your child have one of the many acronyms that is covered under Behavioral Issues? (ADD, ADHD, ODD, EBD, etc…) This Group is for parents, caregivers, or guardians of these special kids. Topics will cover kids from PK to College. Parent Support Group Upcoming Meeting Dates: October 23rd – Different Therapies to Help with ADHD / ADD November 20th – IEP vs. 504, Parental Rights All meetings are from 6:30-8pm at Sprayberry 2.0, 2670 Kinjac Dr, Marietta 30066. For more information contact Joy Olson at 404-337-6255.

 

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Tickets available for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

Now is your chance to join Charlie Bucket in his adventurous tour of Willy Wonka’s world-famous Chocolate Factory! See Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina, Willy Wonka and Charlie himself come to life. Discover the true meaning of teamwork, self-confidence and self-esteem. The entire production effortlessly bridges time and excites the audience with creative anticipation. The delicious fun of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory awaits you!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory runs Nov. 13-16 at The Art Place – Mt. View. Ticket prices range from $8-$15 and are available at www.ccyp.org.

Contact info@ccyp.org or 404-692-2297 with questions.

 

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It’s “Scary Movie Month” at The Strand

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­­If you’re like us, you spend the first few weeks of fall painstakingly planning to fill Scary Movie Month (or October, as it’s less commonly known) with the best horror flicks ever made. This year, take the show on the road and make The Strand a stop on your terrifying tour of film history, and top off October in style with a groovy Halloween concert. Trick or treat yourself!

The Birds (Friday, October 24 @ 8PM) Movie Screening – This classic Hitchcock horror starring Tippi Hedren comes to The Strand this Halloween season. Just when you thought you were over your crippling ornithophobia, The Strand brings you back to the town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness. Live organ spooky pops variety show and sing-along at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for students, seniors, and military.

The Shining (Saturday, October 25 @ 8PM) Movie Screening – Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation of the Stephen King classic is guaranteed to scare even the most seasoned of horror movie lovers. Released in 1980, The Shining stars Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, a writer and recovering alcoholic who takes a job as an off-season caretaker at the ominously isolated Overlook Hotel. What could possibly go wrong? Make sure to bring that one friend who thinks that movies made last century can’t be that scary. Live organ spooky pops variety show and sing-along at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for students, seniors, and military.

The Cat and the Canary (Sunday, October 26 @ 3PM) Silent Film –  In this 1927 silent horror film, a decaying mansion looms over a pack of greedy relatives gathered for the reading of a twenty year old will. But before the West fortune can be handed down, the family must endure a night of mystery and chaos in the cavernous manor. Oh, and did we mention that an escaped lunatic is a large? The Cat and the Canary is a milestone of the American horror film and the one that set the stage for the famous Universal horror films of the 1930’s. The Cat and the Canary will be accompanied live by Strand Organist Ron Carter on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ. Live organ spooky pops variety show and sing-along at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for seniors, students, and military.

Yacht Rock Schooner Disco Halloween! (Friday, October 31 @ 9PM) Concert – Can’t decide which Bee Gee you should be for Halloween this year? Yacht Rock Schooner would never make you choose. The boys are back to rock your Halloween in style with the Schooner’s Disco Halloween! Come in your best 70’s gear (or rock that Ruth Bader Ginsberg costume you’ve been working on for months, we won’t judge) and get down with your bad self. The Strand will be pulling out all the stops this Halloween and Yacht Rockers will have full reign of all three floors of The Strand, each of which will be host to its very own bar. Yacht Rock Schooner has a history of selling out The Strand, so be sure to grab your tickets early for this one! Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show.

All tickets are on sale now. Seating is general admission for movies and concerts. Tickets are available online at www.earlsmithstrand.org, over the phone at 770.293.0080, or in person at 117 North Park Square.

Box Office hours are from 11AM-6PM, Monday through Friday, and 9AM-1PM on Saturdays. The Box Office opens two hours before showtime.

The historic Earl Smith Strand Theatre is a multi-use performing arts and events facility. The theatre is governed by the Friends of The Strand, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and depends on the financial support of private and corporate donors. It is The Strand’s mission to serve the community with cultural entertainment for a diverse audience and to promote economic health in the City of Marietta and Cobb County. For more information or tickets, visit www.EarlSmithStrand.org or the Box Office at 770-293-0080 or 117 North Park Square, Marietta, 30060. Box Office hours are from 11AM-6PM, Mondaythrough Friday, and 9AM-1PM on Saturdays. The Box Office opens two hours before showtime.

 

It’s another frightfully fun week! Community Events October 10 – 16.

Celebrate Fall at the Easminister Presbyterian Fall Festival this weekend!

 

No tricks, just treats all week. We’ve got seven more days of fabulous Fall fun! 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.

 

October 10

The Members of the Cobb Photography Society are celebrating its 40th Anniversary with Focus on Photography, an event presenting a juried exhibition of exceptional photographic images focusing on a variety of photographic subjects and techniques. The opening reception is being held on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 from 7 – 9pm at The Art Place – Mountain View in Marietta, GA. The exhibit will be open from October 9th – 31st, 2014. Contact: The Art Place – Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA (770) 509-2700 Visit: www.cobbphotosociety.com
23rd Annual Mistletoe Market presented by the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta (JLCM). Merchants from the Atlanta area and beyond will offer the latest in apparel, jewelry, children’s clothing, gifts, home and garden accents, gourmet food, specialty items, and holiday apparel and accessories. Proceeds help fund local organizations. Thursday and Friday: 9:30am-6pm and Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm. Admission: $4 online, $8 day of event. Ages 10 and under: free. Receive $1 off your General Market ticket at the door by bringing a canned food item to help JLCM support The Center for Family Resources. Cobb Civic Center, 528 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.jlcm.org.
Centerstage North presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward through Oct. 25, Co-produced with the Mountain View Arts Alliance. This much-revived fussy, cantankerous novelist re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife. Personalities, of the living and the not, clash in this classic comedy. Tickets: $15 in advance; $17 at the door. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb More info: www.centerstagenorth.com
The Cobb Public Library System’s semi-annual book sale will be held Oct. 10-12 at Jim R. Miller Park. Donated items available during the sale include books, textbooks, DVD and VHS movies and children’s books. Prices will range from 10 cents to $4. The sale will run 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m., Sunday.
Fall North Atlanta Home Show. Due to the popularity of the North Atlanta Home Show, a second Home Show has been added at the Gwinnett Center. The all new Fall North Atlanta Home Show will be October 10-12 at the Gwinnett Center.
The women of St. Andrew United Methodist Church of Marietta invite area craft lovers to the 13th Annual “Fall Into Crafts” Marketplace on Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014. The show, which is sponsored by the St. Andrew United Methodist Women, will take place in St. Andrew UMC’s Keheley Building from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, October 10, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 11.
Eastminster Fall Festival. The best BBQ ever! Pony rides, petting zoo, bouncy houses, arts and crafts, face painting, vendors, book sale, bake sale and more. All proceeds benefit missions and outreach efforts. Friday: 12-8pm (BBQ); Saturday: 9am-3pm (Festival). More info: 770-977-2976 or www.epres.org
October 11
Marietta ChalkFest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.each day. Chalk competition (open to the public) is October 11 from 10-3. Free Admission to ChalkFest, Free Admission to Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Around Marietta Square and down Atlanta Street in Front of MCMA, 30 Atlanta Street SE Marietta, GA 30060. More info at http://www.mariettachalkfest.com/.
The Hunts LIVE! The Hunts, an indie-folk band driven by a passion for creating compelling music, bring to the stage an amazing chemistry and powerful presence. 8-10pm. Tickets $35, $25/students under 21. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street Roswell 30075. More info: www.roswellgov.com.
MarketPlace 120 will an open house event 10am – 7pm. MarketPlace 120 is a 14,000-square foot gallery space offering a diverse collection of art, antiques, gifts and decor from more than 50 local artisans. The open house will feature food trucks from A Little Bit of Heaven and Backyard BBQ, door prizes, live music, artist demonstrations and professional pumpkin carving from in-house illustrators. MarketPlace 120, 562 Wylie Road in Marietta. More info: www.marketplace120.com.
Mabry Park Preview. Everyone is invited to come see the future site of Mabry Park at the “Park Preview” event 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 11. Learn more about the 26 acres of park land and enjoy a walking tour of the property. Park at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 4495 Sandy Plains Road, and take a shuttle to the park. Friends of Mabry Park is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to build Mabry Park.
Bring the whole family out to celebrate Mt. Bethel Preschool’s Annual Fall Festival, 10-2 pm. From bounce houses and pony rides to face painting, festival games, live DJ, silent auction, BBQ and more – this is the family festival of the season! Tickets may be purchased the day of the event for cash only. The festival will be located in the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church parking lot located at 4385 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068. For more information, please visit http://mtbethel.org/event/preschool-fall-festival/.
October 12
Atlanta Wind Symphony Concert at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Free. Doors open at 2:30pm; Concert at 3 p.m. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street Roswell 30075. More info: www.atlantawindsymphony.org.
Chabad of Cobb’s Sukot Festival at East Cobb Park, 3-5pm. Enjoy Festive Music, Great Rides, Hot Pizza and more! Free for everyone, donations are welcome. For more information visit www.chabadofcobb.com or call 770.565.4412
FREE Concert. Local musicians Sarah and Eugene Martin will present a concert of organ and piano solos and duets including works by Bach, Franck, Pachelbel, Debussy, Lubeck and more, at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church at 5pm.
October 13
Roswell United Methodist Church’s Job Networking Ministry community-wide job fair to include returning companies from Alpharetta’s new Avalon development. More than 35 employers will be hiring. The “Mini” Job Fair will be held at Roswell United Methodist Church in the heart of historic Roswell at 814 Mimosa Blvd. Roswell, GA 30075 and is open to the public. The event will begin with employer introductions at 6:45 p.m. and will conclude at 9 p.m. The day’s job search workshops start at 12:30 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m.
North Atlanta Soccer Association 2013 Golf & Tennis Tournament. Hosted at the Pinetree Golf & Country Club. The golf tournament will begin at 10am with a check-in at 8:30am. It will be a four-man scramble, shotgun start format. $125 per player. The tennis tournament will be doubles team format. $75 per player or $150 per team. The tournament will start at 11am, check-in at 10:15am. To register, visit nasa.dojiggy.com. More info: Dean Harris at dean.harris@nasa-ga.org or 770-926-7175.
October 14

Pumpkin Patch – Mt. Zion UMC September 28- October 31 Buy a pumpkin here, plus stickers, candy and a great photo spot. Monday-Friday: 12-7:30pm, Saturdays: 9:30am-7:30pm, Sundays: 12-7:30pm until Oct. 12. Oct. 13 9:30-7:30pm – Oct. 31st. Oct. 31st the patch closes at 5pm.1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Ask for Deborah.

Roswell Ghost Tours. Owned and operated by East Cobbers, the Roswell Ghost Tour is a community staple. Unlike some tours and haunted houses, these Ghost Tours tell stories of real hauntings without costumes to enhance imagination. Tours are available nightly in October. Demand is high. Private group tours offered as well. $15/adults, $10/children 12 and under. Walking tour is 2 ½ hours. To reserve: roswellghosttour.com/reservations. 770-649-9922. 610 Atlanta St, Roswell.

October 15
Pumpkin Patch- St. Andrew United Methodist Church October 3-31 St. Andrew United Methodist Church hosts their pumpkin patch for the 29th year. Pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and more for purchase. Monday-Saturday: 9:30 am-8 pm. Sundays: noon-8 pm. All proceeds from the patch support the Youth Ministry and Missions of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. St. Andrews UMC, 3455 Canton Hwy, Marietta. More info: 770-926-3488 or www.thepumpkinchurch.org.
October 16
23rd Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction hosted by the East Cobb Civitan Club (www.eastcobb.civitan.net) and benefitting the Friends for the East Cobb Park (www.eastcobbpark.org) at the Olde Towne Athletic Club at 6pm. $25 per ticket.
Flower Garden Club Fashion Show & Luncheon presented by Steinmart and Harry’s Whole Foods. 11:30am, doors open at 11am. Tickets: $25. The Marietta Educational Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-429-0204.

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