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Fall for Fun! Community Events September 19 – 25.

North Georgia State Fair

Visit the North Georgia State Fair through September 28.

Fall officially begins on Tuesday but the fun keeps going 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.

 

North Georgia State Fair through September 28. Metro Atlanta’s largest fair. Enjoy rides, live music, and farm animals. Monday-Thursday: 4-11pm. Friday: 4pm-midnight. Saturday: 10am-midnight. Sunday: 12:30-10pm. $7. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta 30008. More info: northgeorgiastatefair.com or call 770-528-8989.

 

September 19

Cobb County Restaurant Week through September 20. Local restaurants celebrate their culinary talents, cuisine and atmospheres. 3-course prix fixe lunch/dinner menus: $15-35. See participating restaurants and details at www.travelcobb.org/visitors/restaurantweek.

Cobb County Schools are CLOSED for Fall Break. Classes will resume on Monday, September 22.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee produced by Marietta Players. This play is an endearing musical about an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Directed by Blaine Clotfelter and Brian White. Wednesday-Saturday: 8pm, Sunday: 3 pm. $20 Students/Seniors, $25 Adults, $18 Preview Weekend. Theatre at the Marietta Square – 11 Whitlock Ave, Marietta, 30064. More info: 678-224-8095 or www.mariettaplayers.com.
5th Annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum. A daylong event that will bring national and state policy experts together to discuss free-market solutions to Georgia’s challenges. Attended each year by hundreds of legislators, business people and interested citizens. 7:30am-3pm. $125 (Registration deadline 9/15/14). Renaissance Atlanta Waverly, 2450 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta 30339. More info: 404-256-4050 or www.GeorgiaPolicy.org.
September 20
48th Annual Roswell Arts Festival in the heart of historic downtown Roswell is presented by the Roswell Recreation Association. Come out and enjoy artists and craftsmen from across the Southeast, local singers, children’s painting, sand art, and food vendors. Saturday: 10am-6pm; Sunday: 10am-5pm. Roswell Town Square, 617 Atlanta Street, Roswell, GA 30075. More info: 770-640-3253 or www.roswellartsfestival.com.
International Fall Festival featuring music, food, an outdoor market, church tours and fun activities for children. Saturday: 11am-5pm. Sunday: 11:30am-5pm. $1 admission. St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church, 1765 Woodstock Road, Roswell 30075. More info: 770-640-1780 or www.stmaryofegypt.org.
23rd Annual Marietta StreetFest presented by the Marietta Museum of History featuring Georgia antique dealers, artisans, and attractions as well as the Marietta Square Farmers Market, the Trash or Treasure Show and the popular Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show. 9am-9pm. Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5710 or www.mariettahistory.org.
5th Annual Noteworthy 5K. The Noteworthy provides an opportunity for the community to come together, be healthy, and help support the Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO). Racers are encouraged to be creative and wear formal “symphony-themed” attire. A “Black Tie” party will be held after the race. The fun will include music, snacks, awards, and door prizes. New this year: Food Trucks will be available with great treats for purchase. 7pm. Registration: $10-$35. Barrett Lakes Office Park, Building 4, 1940 Lodge Road, Kennesaw 30144. More info: 770-429-2390 or www.georgiasymphony.org.
The Marietta Museum of History is offering FREE Admission to the downtown Marietta location every Saturday in September from 10am to 4pm. Each Saturday, will be focused on a Museum exhibit or event.
2nd Annual VOICE Today Legacy Ball. Live and silent auction, dinner and dancing with all proceeds from the event go directly to fund the Voice Today a non-profit organization that encourages the community to break the silence and the cycle of child sexual abuse. 7pm. Atlantic Aviation – Peachtree Dekalb Airport, 1951 Airport Road Atlanta, GA 30341. More info: 678-578-4888 or voicetoday.org.
September 22
Cobb Chamber/AT&T Business Open Golf Tournament. Four–person Ft. Lauderdale scramble shotgun start at 11am. Registration/driving range open at 9am. Award reception follows with food, drink, and prizes. $250/player or $1,000/foursome. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta 30068. More info: Katie Henderson, 770-859-2344 or cobbchamber.org.
September 23
AAUW (American Association of University Women) is holding its 55th Annual Bookfair at Perimeter Mall, September 23 – 28, Mall hours, no fee to shop. Opening Night is Monday, September 22 from 6-9 p.m. with a $10 fee to shop. The sale will offer over 75,000 gently used books in 50 categories at bargain prices. Many books are in the $2 – $3 price range. Bookfair offers novels, science fiction, romance, children’s books (pre-K through young adult), history, religion, military, cookbooks, sports, hobbies, and much more. AAUW’s Cobb County branch partners with North Fulton and Atlanta branches to earn funds for scholarships and community activities that benefit women and girls.
Finance Essentials. A representative from Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business will be teaching the fundamentals of financial analysis, with instruction on reading financial statements, understanding financial ratios and return on investment. $69. 6-9pm. Kennesaw State University Center, 1000 Chastain Road, Building #3301, Room 464, Kennesaw 30144. More info: 770- 423-6450 or www.georgiasbdc.org/ce/kennesaw.
September 25
Brown Bag Concert Series. Get lunch on the square every Thursday and hear live music in Glover Park. 12-1pm. Marietta Square, 50 North Park Square, Marietta 30060. More info: www.historicdowntownmarietta.com or 770-794-5601.
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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Calling All Crafters! Applications available for Mt. Zion Craft Show.

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Mt. Zion Craft Show is now accepting crafters for the 2014 show. This is the 29th year! Applications may be downloaded at www.mtzionumw.org.

 

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TONIGHT: Back N’ Black: The AC/DC Experience Concert

See Back N’ Black: The AC/DC Experience Concert on Friday, September 19 at 8pm at The Strand!

Not many people point at The Strand while passing by, turn to their companion, and say “Dude, that place is soooo metal.” We understand. We’re not that kind of cool. But we know some of YOU are, so we are throwing in a special little treat for all you old school heavy rockers out there.

One of the nation’s top AC/DC tribute bands is ready to melt your face with a set list that spans four decades of AC/DC’s finest, including the entire Back In Black album as well as hits from Highway To Hell, For Those About To Rock, We Salute You, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, The Razors Edge, Who Made Who, Black Ice and more! Tickets are on sale now, $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show.

Seating is general admission for movies and concerts. Tickets are available online atwww.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.

 

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World premiere of ‘A Reckless Pause’ coming to GOOD Theatre

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One family, one perfect child; one challenged. A rift is caused between two sisters, when one collapses days before the other’s elaborate wedding. Can their mother repair the damage before the family comes together that night?

Find out when ‘A Reckless Pause’ opens Thursday, October 2, 2014 and runs thru October 5, 2014 at GOOD Acting Studio, 507 Roswell Street NE, Marietta 30060.

Showtimes are Thursday-Friday, 8pm, Saturday 3pm and 8pm, Sunday 3pm. General admission tickets are $15. Purchase online at http://ARecklessPause.bpt.me/ or call the Box Office at 678-403-8508.

Run time is 1 hour, 28 minutes. Show includes adult language – for mature audiences only.

 

Don’t miss this great entertainment at the EAST COBBER Festival!

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Don’t miss a minute of the action at Saturday’s EAST COBBER Festival. The entertainment starts at 11am and goes until 3pm!

11:00 – 11:15 AM
NATIONAL ANTHEM SUNG BY HADLEY BOWLING
Fresh from her stint singing at a recent Atlanta Braves game, Hadley will sing her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.

11:20 AM – 12:10 PM
THE REMINISCENTS
This duo sings the greatest hits from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.

12:15 – 12:35 PM
BRUMBY ELEMENTARY STEEL DRUM BAND
Students playing steel drums and percussion instruments.

12:40 – 1 PM
ATLANTA BALLET CENTRE YOUTH ENSEMBLE: POWERS FERRY CENTRE
Classical and contemporary choreography.

1:05 – 1:50 PM
DANCE STOP
A showcase of ballet, jazz, and tap performances.

1:55 – 2:20 PM
PETER ELIZADE
Singing original sound track, accompanied by live piano and guitar.

2:25 – 3:00 PM
EAST COBB IDOL
Your chance to perform on the EAST COBBER Festival stage.
Hosted by and sound provided by DJ Neezy.

Visit our 2014 Parade & Festival Guide for all you need to know about this year’s event!

Don’t miss the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on Saturday, September 13! For Parade and Festival details click HERE!

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I love a parade! Community Events September 12 – 18.

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Don’t miss the 19th Annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on Saturday, September 13. The fun begins at 10am!

It’s time for East Cobbers to celebrate – the annual EAST COBBER Parade and Festival is Saturday, September 13! But the fun doesn’t stop there. It’s a week full of fun for everyone! 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.

 

 

September 12

Duncan and Walkowitz: Modernists of Movement and Line. Through Sept. 14. Tuesday-Friday: 11am-5pm. Saturday: 11am-4pm. Sunday: 1-4pm. $8/adults. $5/seniors & students ages 6-18 with ID. Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta 30060. More info: 770-528-1444 or www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org.
Lil’ Lambs Closet.Thursday: $5 Public preview: 6-8pm. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Many items half off on Saturday. Proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Fund, Children’s Ministry, and Weekday Ministry. First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta.Childcare available with reservations. More info: 770-429-7850 ext. 7860 or 7858, or www.lil-lambs.org
KinderMart Children’s Consignment Sale. Friday: 9:30am-8pm. No strollers before 11am. Saturday: 9am-Noon. Many items ½ price on Sat. Benefits Smyrna FUMC Preschool/Kindergarten. Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Road, Smyrna. More info: www.kindermartsale.com
Cobb Executive Women Fashion Show. Don’t miss this great preview of fall and holiday trends from Dressbarn. 11:15am-1pm. Cobb Executive Women Members: $20 online (by noon, SEPTEMBER 10); $35 at door. Cobb Executive Women Guests: $30 online; $45 at the door. 995 Roswell Street NE, Suite 100, Marietta 30060. More info: www.cobbchamber.org.
September 13
19th Annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival. East Cobb’s only community-wide parade starts at 10am from Fidelity Bank and will travel southbound along Johnson Ferry Road to the Fountains of Olde Towne, 736 Johnson Ferry Road, site of the EAST COBBER Festival. 11am-3pm. Entertainment, food and fun activities for the whole family. More info: 770-640-7070 or www.eastcobber.com.
Cobb County Restaurant Week. Local restaurants celebrate their culinary talents, cuisine and atmospheres. 3-course prix fixe lunch/dinner menus: $15-35. See participating restaurants and details at www.travelcobb.org/visitors/restaurantweek.
7th Annual Jazz Grooves Smooth Music Festival. The Atlanta area’s only all day outdoor smooth jazz music experience, featuring Kim Waters, Gregg Karkaus, Cindy Bradley, Gerald Veasley, 2unes, Lebron. 1:30-10:30pm (Gates open at 12:30pm). Tickets $28.70-$98.65. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info: 770-919-8590 or JazzGrooves@bellsouth.net.
FREE Admission Saturday. The Marietta Museum of History is offering FREE Admission to the downtown Marietta location every Saturday in September from 10am to 4pm. Each Saturday, will be focused on a Museum exhibit or event. For more information call the museum at 770-794-5710 or visit MariettaHistory.org. The museum is located a 1 Depot St., Suite 200.
September 14
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee produced by Marietta Players. This play is an endearing musical about an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Directed by Blaine Clotfelter and Brian White. Wednesday-Saturday: 8pm, Sunday: 3 pm. $20 Students/Seniors, $25 Adults, $18 Preview Weekend. Theatre at the Marietta Square – 11 Whitlock Ave, Marietta, 30064. More info: 678-224-8095 or www.mariettaplayers.com.

September 15 – 19

Cobb County Schools CLOSED for Fall Break. Classes will resume on Monday, September 22.

September 17

CPR at Northeast Cobb Y. Training in CPR and AED designed for lay people who may want to know CPR to potentially help in the workplace and the community. 6 pm-9 pm. $50. Ages 13+. Northeast Cobb YMCA 3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb 30062. More info: www.ymcaatlanta.org/ncy/programs.

 

September 18

North Georgia State Fair. Metro Atlanta’s largest fair. Enjoy rides, live music, and farm animals. Monday-Thursday: 4-11pm. Friday: 4pm-midnight. Saturday: 10am-midnight. Sunday: 12:30-10pm. $7. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta 30008. More info: northgeorgiastatefair.com or call 770-528-8989.
Brown Bag Concert Series. Get lunch on the square every Thursday and hear live music in Glover Park. 12-1pm. Marietta Square, 50 North Park Square, Marietta 30060. More info: www.historicdowntownmarietta.com or 770-794-5601.
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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

We’ll be partying all day long at the EAST COBBER Festival!

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Don’t miss a minute of the action at Saturday’s EAST COBBER Festival. The entertainment starts at 11am and goes until 3pm!

11:00 – 11:15 AM
NATIONAL ANTHEM SUNG BY HADLEY BOWLING
Fresh from her stint singing at a recent Atlanta Braves game, Hadley will sing her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.

11:20 AM – 12:10 PM
THE REMINISCENTS
This duo sings the greatest hits from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.

12:15 – 12:35 PM
BRUMBY ELEMENTARY STEEL DRUM BAND
Students playing steel drums and percussion instruments.

12:40 – 1 PM
ATLANTA BALLET CENTRE YOUTH ENSEMBLE: POWERS FERRY CENTRE
Classical and contemporary choreography.

1:05 – 1:50 PM
DANCE STOP
A showcase of ballet, jazz, and tap performances.

1:55 – 2:20 PM
PETER ELIZADE
Singing original sound track, accompanied by live piano and guitar.

2:25 – 3:00 PM
EAST COBB IDOL
Your chance to perform on the EAST COBBER Festival stage.
Hosted by and sound provided by DJ Neezy.

Visit our 2014 Parade & Festival Guide for all you need to know about this year’s event!

Don’t miss the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on Saturday, September 13! For Parade and Festival details click HERE!

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The Reminiscents Bring Retro Songs to EAST COBBER Festival Stage

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An East Cobb-based girl group, The Reminiscents, will be bringing retro glamour to the EAST COBBER Festival stage. East Cobbers Amber Brooke, Tish Holley-Howse and Courtney Loner combine stunning vocal harmonies with polished choreography and an enviable wardrobe to create a performance  you won’t want to miss! Amber explains,

“I started the group in 2008. I love the music of the girl groups and have sung that music throughout the years working on cruise ships and at The Remember When Drive-In at Six Flags. I  saw a shortage of performers of such music and felt there was a need for it in the Atlanta area.”

Tish Holley-Howse is an original member of the group. Amber and Tish met while singing together with the Michael O’Neal Chamber Singers for several years.

“I knew she had trained as a classical singer, like myself, and had a background as a jazz singer, so I felt she was perfect, and she is!” shares Amber.  C Courtney Loner joined us a year later. Courtney and Amber met while singing together for Capitol City Opera Company. They still perform together with the Educational Outreach program as Hansel and Gretel.

The Reminiscents, started out concentrating mostly on the girl groups of the 50’s and 60’s until about a year ago when Courtney and I decided to reach further back a bit. Amber developed the Duo Program that incorporates the songs of the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. The Duo performs at Independent Living and Assisted Living Facilities all over the Atlanta area. Together Courtney and Amber dress as that iconic figure from World War II, Rosie the Rivetor.

The trio has meanwhile expanded the songlist into the 70’s and 80’s. They have 50’s poodle skirt costumes, 60’s go-go boot costumes, and “decades” costumes where each of the group’s members represents a different decade. The Trio performs at festivals, weddings, anniversary parties, and anywhere else that calls for great and fun music.

With killer harmonies and heels to match, the trio will sing the hits from the 1920’s, ‘40’s, 50’s all the way to the ‘80s on the EAST COBBER Festival Stage. The Reminiscents repertoire ranges from the sweet sounds of Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree to toe-tapping tunes like Lollilop. With  performances scheduled at class reunions, local fundraisers, and assisted living homes their cheeky sense of fun has been enjoyed by many Atlantans. Says Amber, “. . .our very favorite thing about performing is watching our audience singing along and having a good time.”

 

Visit our 2014 Parade & Festival Guide for all you need to know about this year’s event!

Don’t miss the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on Saturday, September 13! For Parade and Festival details click HERE!

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Sandi Patty bringing her award-winning voice to Mt. Bethel UMC

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Multi-platinum contemporary Christian recording artist Sandi Patty is bringing her highly anticipated The Everlasting Tour to East Cobb on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m.

“I absolutely love the people and the city of Atlanta, it’s always so much fun to get to sing there,” stated Patty. ‘There is a gracious spirit that runs though all of it’s people and you can absolutely feel it in the air, so full of life and joy. I am very excited”.

Patty’s very special guest for the evening will be the new and exciting group Veritas. The unmistakable sound of Veritas brings a fresh approach to the contemporary classical genre. Their style is fashioned from a fusion of artistic excellence, creative pursuit and a performance that promises to inspire an audience of any distinction.

The Mt. Bethel Chancel Choir, under the leadership of Ira Pittman, will join Patty and Veritas on stage.

“We are excited to bring an artist the caliber of Sandi Patty to the beautiful sanctuary of Mt. Bethel,” said Thomas House, owner of TWH Productions and the event’s promoter. “Atlanta loves Sandi Patty and the early response from the church and the community has been fantastic. We have heard from  people who are driving in from as far away as Birmingham, Ala., and Charlotte, N.C., to attend the event. We certainly anticipate a sellout.”

Concert attendees can expect an evening of inspiration and worship filled with a mix of Patty’s iconic songs and selections from Everlasting. Veritas will be featuring music from their debut, self-titled release, which will be available Sept. 9.

The concert will be held at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 4385 Lower Roswell Road in East Cobb. Concert begins at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 5:45 pm. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at Attendstar.com (Key Word – Sandi Patty) or by phone at 855-223-1008.

Ticket sales expanded for Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil

Due to an overwhelming response to the upcoming season of Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil in Atlanta, shows have been extended to run until November 30, 2014.

To celebrate, Cirque du Soleil is offering a limited number of tickets starting as low as $35 for selected performances.

Amaluna will premiere on October 3 2014 under the iconic blue and yellow Big Top at Atlantic Station.

Exclusive pre-sale tickets are already available for existing Cirque Club members (visit www.cirqueclub.com for more information on how to join) but tickets will be available for purchase to the general public as of 10:00am (EST) September 5, 2014 by visiting www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna or by calling 1-877-9 CIRQUE.

New York Times urges, “The display of female strength is a lovely thing”. San Francisco Chronicle claims Amaluna is “sumptuously designed and invigoratingly female-powered”, and Boston Globe boasts, “Cirque’s Amaluna is a seductive, magical whirlwind.”

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.

For the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, Amaluna features a cast that comprises 70% women, with a 100% female band. “Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women”, explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville. “The show is a reflection on balance from a women’s perspective”, he adds. Director Diane Paulus, winner of a 2013 Tony Award (Pippin) and recently named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014, says: “I didn’t want to build a ‘women’s agenda’ show. I wanted to create a show with women at the center of it, something that had a hidden story that featured women as the heroines.” Paulus drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show; including tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Some 30 years ago, Cirque du Soleil was but a dream. It was the dream of a small community of travelling performers who would do anything to share their love of the stage, of circus and of the world. The family has grown since then and now includes thousands of dreamers—creators, artists, technicians and workers who toil in the shadows. The dream has become a symbol of Québec pride, an international entertainment company that has brought 35 large-scale shows to life—20 of which are still in operation.

The company, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2014, has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees – including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 countries.