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Have a hauntingly good time! Community Events October 31 – November 6.

Hampton House photo of the day

It’s Halloween weekend! Check out this spooky soiree going on in the East Hampton subdivision! Have a spook-tacular week!

 

There’s no trick to it, this week’s calendar is full of treats for the whole family! 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 31

Halloween is BIG at Bradley’s. It’s an adult party with live music, bobbing for apples for Bradley’s Bucks, best costume contest for $50 Bradley’s Bucks, and a pumpkin toss at midnight where $25 in Bradley’s Bucks goes to the female and male who throw their pumpkin the furthest. Bradley’s Bar and Grill, 4961 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068 770-321-0108 bradleysbarandgrill.com.
Halloween Concert at the Strand – Yacht Rock Schooner will be performing at The Strand on October 31st, 2014. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the night of. Seats are general admission and are available through The Strand Box Office at 770.293.0080 or online at www.earlsmithstrand.org.
ECBN Mornings, an East Cobb Business Association (ECBA) event, are held every Friday at 7:30am at Capossi’s NY Deli, 4983 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062. Come for open business networking. Cost is $3 for entry, $5 with coffee $8 for coffee+breakfast. For more about ECBA visit www.eastcobbba.com.
November 1
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.
All Saints Mission Run 5K and 3K Fun Run/Walk. Proceeds benefit The ChrisTeen Mission trip to Nicaragua and the Stephen Nolasco memorial fund. 3K: 7:30am. 5K: 8am. 3K Admission: $25 for adults; $15 for youth; Free 5 and under. 5K Admission: $30 to register on race day, $25 pre-registration. Transfiguration Catholic Church, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-1442 x.125 or info@allsaintsmissionrun.com.
Dancing With the Stars of Cobb County to benefit Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, 7PM at Lassiter High School Concert Hall. Tickets $10, VIP $20. Each vote is $1. More info at http://www.lovingarmscanceroutreach.com/upcoming-events/dancing-with-the-stars-of-cobb-county/.
Looking for a unique hand-crafted item for a friend, yourself, or your home? Come to the 23rd Ribbons and Holly Craft Show, Mt. Bethel Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Rd in Marietta, GA 30068. 9am-5pm.
East Cobb Eagle Scout Rob James will host a FREE community-wide electronics recycling event, 9am-1pm in the parking lot at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068. The motto is “If you can plug it in, we can recycle it.” All electronics will be recycled free of charge with the exception of thick TVs and CRT monitors – a fee of $10-$25 will be charged for those.
Good Mews annual Holiday Décor Market, Saturdays 10am-5pm and Sundays 12 – 5pm from October 25th through November 23rd. Find the perfect gift and shop a wide variety of merchandise to celebrate the holidays! Choose from festive fall décor, collectibles, ornaments and tree trimmings, party platters and serving ware, knick-knacks and so much more! It will be held at the Sandy Plains (Publix) Shopping Center, 1860 Sandy Plains Rd at Scufflegrit Rd. Marietta, 30066 (Suite 202, 2 doors down from Publix). Admission is free. Visit www.goodmews.org for the latest about the Market and Good Mews.
November 2
Fall Back! Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 2, at 2am. Make sure you set your clocks back an hour.
Good Mews vaccination and microchip clinic for cats and dogs, 10am-4pm at the Good Mews office, 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068. Pet owners can choose from individual services and packages. To make an appointment, please contact Robbin at robiny@fairgreen.com or 678-520-4735. All dogs and cats must be on a leash or in a carrier. Accepted methods of payment are cash, American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Discover. All proceeds will go towards the care of Good Mews’ kitties.
November 5
‘An Autumn Beauty Affair’, 5:30-7:30pm, featuring live demos and consultations on all of their skincare products and VISIA. Enjoy an evening of door prizes, gift bags, discounts on skincare products and procedures. Dermatology Consultants, P.C. is located at 1519 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30062. To attend rsvp to 770.971.3376 or email info@dermatologyconsultants.org.

November 6-8

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, presented by Lassiter Theatre. 7pm nightly, LHS Theatre, 2601 Shallowford Road. Tickets $7 at the door.
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Calling all actors! Centerstage North announces auditions for February show.

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Centerstage North announces auditions for their February show, Bonneville Love by Raymond Fast, November 18 and 19, 7-9 pm at The Art Place Mountain View 3330 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta 30066. Cold-readings from the script.  Sides available at www.centerstagenorth.com. Some actors may end up being cast in multiple parts.  Show opens February 13th and runs for three weeks.

Characters:

Lilly: Woman of around 30. Ethnic Latina raised in the deep south. Typical 1960’s housewife. Not refined, but a little street smart

Curtis: Male, early 30s. Well educated, practical, loving husband.

Mrs. Vaughn: Female 60s.  Nosy widowed neighbor lady.

Dr. Silvers: Male 60s or older. Disheveled, eccentric, and perhaps senile. General practitioner. Jewish.

Mama Garcia: Female late 50s or older. Lilly’s mother.  Cuban immigrant.  Spanish accent.

Papi Garcia: Male late 50s or older. Lilly’s father. Cuban immigrant. Spanish accent.

Dr. Gould: Male. 30+. Warm, personable general practitioner.

Sergeant Warner: Male 30+. “Old-school” plain-clothes homicide detective.  Not known for neatness or tact.

Present Day Lilly: Female 60s +. Lilly 30 (or more) years later.

 

For more information, email bonneville@centerstagenorth.com.

 

Add some creepy to your commute with Halloween audio

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Are you getting in the Halloween spirit? The time for picking costumes, stocking up on candy, and voluntarily getting scared is upon us. If you want to add some spice to your commute this evening, check out these 10 audiobooks and radio dramas. We highly recommend “Pet Sematary,” but just keep a tight grip on the wheel! If you’re a jumper, you might want to wait until you get home. http://bit.ly/1qTu4IA

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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