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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunshine and summertime! Community Events July 25 – 31.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Shop the Marietta Square Artists Market this weekend

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

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

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Once Upon a Mattress runs July 25 – 27

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

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

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

 

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Piano Instruction with Joe Camillo

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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‘Once Upon a Mattress’ coming to CCYP

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

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

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

 

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Make summer memories! Community Events July 11 – 17.

 

The Roswell Summer Puppet Series is ongoing through July at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

July 11
Antique Gun & Military Collectibles Show & Sale. Friday: 12-5pm. Saturday: 9am-4pm. $7/adults; $1/ages 6-12. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Richard Shields, 704-282-1339 or richard@thecarolinatrader.com.

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.

 

July 12
Living History Event: The Federal Occupation of Roswell. Music of the period, demonstrations of the formal dancing of the 1860s and food vendors. The reenactment of the arrests will take place twice each day. 10am-4pm. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855 or www.barringtonhall.net.

 

July 13
Concerts by the Springs: Grains of Sand Band presented by City of Sandy Springs. 7-8:30pm. Lawn opens at 5pm. Free. Heritage Green, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs. More info: 404-851-9111, ext. 4 or www.heritagesandysprings.org/concerts-by-the-springs/.

 

July 14
Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast. Featured Speaker: Eddie Capel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manhattan Associates. Program: Leadership Cobb. 7:30am. General admission: $60. Members: $25 online (by noon, July 9); $40 at door. Cobb Galleria Center, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

 

July 15
Roswell Summer Puppet Series. Nationally-renowned puppeteers bring all varieties of puppets and marionettes to the stage for a collection of whimsical and captivating performances. Monday-Saturday: 10am. Additional shows Wednesday and Friday: 1pm. Tickets: $5/person or $30/person for summer pass. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770-594-6232 or www.roswellpuppets.com.

 

July 16
Summer J.A.M. The Coalition of Cobb County Business Associations and the Cobb Chamber partner for the annual Summer J.A.M. (Joint Association Meeting). This event promotes exposure and awareness of local business associations throughout the county. 5-8pm. $10 online (register in advance by June 13); $30 at the door. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: 770-859-2341 or tdawson@cobbchamber.org.

 

 

July 17
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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Movies in July for All Ages at the Library

Lots of movies in July at the library. Upcoming screenings include:

Family Movie Matinee at Gritters Library, Mondays at 3 p.m. through July. For more information, please call (770) 528-2524.

The Switzer Library film series for Mondays, starting at 6 p.m., will feature Sci-Fi films in July. For information, please call (770) 528-2320.

Pajama Family Flicks at East Cobb Library on Mondays at 7 p.m. through July. For more information, please call (770) 509-2730.

The Movie Smash Up film series at Powder Springs Library includes screenings at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 12Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 26.

“Literary Elements” is the theme of the Friday Film Fest at East Cobb Library at 2 p.m. on July 11July 18, and July 25. The series features literary classics turned into blockbuster films.

The Reel Reaction for Teens film series at Mountain View Regional Library continues with 3 p.m. screenings on Saturday, July 5 and Saturday, July 26.

For a full list of film screenings at library branches, please visit the library calendar.

 

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