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Shower your Spring with good times! Community Events April 24 – 30.

The Cobb County Master Gardeners annual Plant Sale and Garden Fair will be held at Jim Miller Park April 24-25.

 

April showers will soon give way to May flowers and summer fun. Get in the spirit with Spring activities all week long. For even more to do around town, visit our events calendar HERE.

 

April 24

The Cobb County Master Gardeners annual Plant Sale and Garden Fair will be held at Jim Miller Park, 2225 Callaway Road SW, on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 10am-4pm daily. There is no charge for admission. Come and browse the plants, visit the educational exhibits, get a head start on spring planning. Visit www.cobbmastergardeners.com for more information and to buy tickets for the Garden Tour on May 9, which was recently named as one of the 2014 BEST of ATLANTA by Atlanta Magazine.

Curtains. Act3 Productions will close its 2014-2015 season by presenting Curtains, a zany comedy set in 1959. It’s a hilarious send-up of a backstage murder mystery when an unpopular and an untalented stage actress is murdered during her opening night curtain call. A local police detective who is also a musical theater fan must solve the case, save the show, and perhaps find love without getting killed himself. Fridays and Saturdays: 8pm, Sunday, May 3: 3pm. Tickets are $15-$28. Group tickets are available. Act3 Productions, 6285-R Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. More info: 770-241-1905 or act3productions.org.
CCYA’s Annual Fashion Show event at the Fox Theater Egyptian Ballroom. Regular tickets are $75.00 each, VIP tickets are $175 each or two for $300 and can be purchased online at www.atlthrivingchildren.org or mail a check to CCYA Thriving Children Event, 2221 Austell Rd, Bldg #1 Admin Suite, Marietta, GA 30008. Each VIP ticket holder will receive a swag bag valued well over $200!

April 25

Good Mews Spring Flea Market. Find great bargains on a variety of items. All proceeds benefit Good Mews Animal Foundation, a local non-profit organization which operates a volunteer-based no-kill shelter for homeless, abused, and abandoned cats. Fridays and Saturdays: 10am-5pm. Sundays: 12-5pm. 6317 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, Suite 6331 in the former Marshall’s Plaza Shopping Center. More info: 770-499-2287 or www.goodmews.org.

7th Annual Women’s Brunch featuring “Men for 10!” Thomas J. Browning, Attorney at Law, will be the featured speaker. Celebrity men waiters who will serve a delicious brunch and 10 Women of Hope will highlight the “Wonder of Women” in their mission to support single women. Tickets: $20. Tickets available at the door or 10 Women of Hope, P. O. Box 235, Marietta, GA 30006. 10am-12pm. Zion Baptist Church, 165 Lemon Street, Marietta. More info: www.10womenofhope.org.

 

The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Yard Sale benefitting Lighthouse Family Retreat. Come shop the yard sale while supporting Lighthouse Family Retreat. Lighthouse Family Retreat serves families living through childhood cancer to help them rest, restore relationships, experience joy, and find hope in God. Yard sale: 8am-4pm. Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24, donations will be collected from 9am-7pm. No adult clothing, large electronics, or knives, please. Free admission and lunch items will be available for sale. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2922 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-4600 or www.holytrinitymarietta.org.
April 26
Taste of Marietta. Enjoy samplings of local restaurants, live entertainment and kids’ activities. 11am-7pm. Free. Historic Marietta Square, 4 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: www.tasteofmarietta.com.
Marietta Big Chicken Chorus presents Doo-Wop Meets Barbershop. Everyone is invited to come to this family friendly performance. Special guests for this show include TNS, one of the top 10 barbershop quartets in the world! The Marietta High School Blue Devil Show Chorus will also be performing. Tickets: $20/Adult, $17/Seniors, $10/Students (6-21). Marietta Performing Arts Center, Marietta High School, 1172 Whitlock Ave SW, Marietta. More info: 770-530-2878 or www.BigChickenChorus.org.
April 27
Cobb Connections. Attendees will give their 30-second elevator speeches and break-out into roundtable discussions, in which they will give referrals and discuss business challenges. This networking event is complimentary for Cobb Chamber members and will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at the Mansour Center from 3 – 4:30 p.m. General Admission: $25. Registration required. Deadline for both events is by noon of each event day (April 13 and 27). Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta. More info: www.cobbchamber.org.
24th Annual Charity Golf Tournament hosted by East Cobb Lions Club. Proceeds to benefit several local schools and vision and diabetes charities. 8am: Registration, continental breakfast and range balls. 9am: Shotgun start. Four-person team, Ft. Lauderdale format. Lunch and awards follow golf. $125/player. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info/to register: 770-955-6914 or www.eclions.org.
April 28
Red Sky Tapas will host a scotch pairing , 7pm. Tickets are $75 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuities. Enjoy a four course experience that includes four single malts, lamp lollipops, blackberry venison, smoked oysters and a cigar. For reservations and more information, visit redskytapas.com or call 770-973-0100. Red Sky is located at 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 16 in East Cobb.
April 29
District Two Commissioner Bob Ott town hall meeting with Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon 7-8:30 pm Attendees will have the opportunity to find out information on projects happening around Smyrna and east Cobb, as well as ask questions and provide input. The town hall will be held at Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. For more information, call 770-528-3316.
April 30
White Out Child Sexual Abuse. April is child abuse awareness month. Voice Today, a non-profit organization, has a mission to break the silence and cycle of child sexual abuse through awareness, prevention, and healing programs. On April 30th, Voice Today wants you to take their online Pledge to Protect and further show your support by wearing white on April 30th for the innocence of our children. More info: 678-578-4888 or www.voicetoday.org.
31st Annual Cobb County Prayer Breakfast. A non-denominational event that is open to all the residents of Cobb County. This annual tradition provides an opportunity for local citizens from all walks of the community to assemble together for inspiration and fellowship through prayer. 6:30am-9am. $25/person. Cobb Galleria Centre, John A. Williams Ballroom, 2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta 30339. More info: 770-790-4090 or www.cobbcountyprayerbreakfast.com.
Walton High School Spring Orchestra Concert. The Walton High School Orchestra will be performing with the Dickerson Middle School Orchestra for their Spring Orchestra Concert. 6:30pm. Walton High School Theatre, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3225 or www.waltonorchestra.org.

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Saturday Night Improv at Red Door Playhouse

Last show this season, 21 and up only! Experience new games, impossible challenges, musical stunts and more. Join Red Door playhouse for an interactive night of Improv Comedy, where they create hilarious scenes based on audience suggestions. Don’t miss out on the party! This show sells out fast. Tickets are $12 online, $15 at the door. Purchase online at http://reddoorplayhouse.com/adult-programs/red-door-improv-show-2/.

For more information visit http://www.reddoorplayhouse.com.

 

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Walton High School Visual Arts Wins National Acclaim

“The Girl In White” by Christina Voss

 

Art students at Walton High School have been named the grand prize winners of the National “Water Is Life” Classroom mural contest for grades 9-12. The contest, inspired by the growing demands on U.S. water resources, drew more than 9,000 students across 45 states. Participating students painted 50 square foot murals depicting the range of habitats and uses for water throughout the United States. Over 35 students at Walton High School worked on the mural. Program organizers hope the process of interpreting water-based habitats through art will lead students to a greater understanding of their role as future caretakers of the resource.

The WHS Visual Art program includes Visual Art Comprehensive classes through AP Studio Art Classes under the direction of Ms. Kathleen Petka. A Walton High School graduate, Ms. Petka has been teaching at Walton since 2004. She won Cobb County’s High School Visual Art Specialist award for The 2014-2015 school year. In addition, she was named Outstanding National Art Honor Society Sponsor of the Year for 2014 by the National Art Education Association at the National Convention in San Diego, California.

WHS students’ artwork has been displayed throughout the state and country in the Georgia Capitol, U.S. Capitol, Atlanta’s U.S. Department of Treasury, and the Dogwood Festival. Their work has won state-wide competitions, has been featured on Marta buses throughout Atlanta, and has been honored in NAHS and NAEA News Publications

The WHS National Art Honor Society shows art has a heart and is actively involved in giving back to the community through art. Recognizing the power of art therapy, NAHS students are learning to have compassion, respect, and empathy for the elderly, a growing population that is frequently overlooked. NAHS students have painted with residents of Golden Living, a skilled nursing and sub-acute rehabilitation facility and with residents at the Sunrise Assisted Living Facility. They also volunteer their time with the non-profit organization Foundation for Hospital Art by painting second layers of paint on canvases that will later be displayed in hospitals throughout the world, making the world a more aesthetically pleasing place.

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The Fox Theatre Block Party, a FREE Atlanta Celebration, is June 7

The Fox Theatre proudly announces The Fox Theatre Block Party on Sunday, June 7 from noon6 p.m. The celebration is a thank you to Atlanta for supporting the Save the Fox campaign in 1974-1975 and an opportunity to share the icon with a new generation of fans.

In 1974, the future of the legendary Fox Theatre was uncertain. Citizens rallied to “Save the Fox” and raised $1.85 million to restore the beloved Atlanta landmark, resulting in the Fox’s triumphant return in 1975 as an opulent performance venue.

The block party will provide guests the opportunity to experience the magic of the Fox through live entertainment on two stages, special tours, food and drinks, activities, and prizes. Confirmed music includes Francine Reed, Bogey & the Viceroy, Orquesta MaCuba, and Tribute – A Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band. More acts will be announced closer to the event.

“We’re excited to turn the theater inside out for the party,” said Fox Theatre Vice President and General Manager Adina Erwin. “We’re bringing the thrill of the Fox outdoors, and we invite all of Atlanta to rock the block with us and celebrate!”

The block party will take place rain or shine at the intersection of Peachtree Street NE and Ponce de Leon Avenue, an area that historically represents the heart of Atlanta. Both streets at the intersection will be closed to vehicle traffic; the main entrance will be at Peachtree Street NE and 3rd Street NE.

Also planned are multiple social media Q&A’s leading up to the block party. Random winners can receive prizes including drink and food vouchers during block party, 40th anniversary Save the Fox merchandise, Fox Theatre tour vouchers, and more!   Please follow us at  www.fb.com/foxtheatreinstitute and our official event hashtag #FoxBlockParty for more details.

The block party will be free and open to the public. Current sponsors for the event include Budweiser/Atlanta Beverage, Georgia Natural Gas, Lexus, Regions, and AT&T.

For more details, including FAQ and sponsorship opportunities, visit: foxtheatre.org/fox-theatre-institute/

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Sunshine or rain, the fun’s all the same! Community Events April 17 – 23.

PlantSale

Shop the Georgia Native Plant Society’s Annual Spring Plant Sale on April 18, 10am-2pm, McFarlane Nature Park, 280 Farm Road SE, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.GNPS.org.

April weather has its highs and lows, but one thing’s for certain – it’s another busy week all around East Cobb. For even more to do around town, visit our events calendar HERE.

 

April 17 

Atlanta Ballet Presents Modern Choreographic Voices. The Atlanta Ballet presents an electrifying show featuring some of your favorite works from past seasons. Friday: 8pm. Saturday: 2pm& 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. Tickets: starting at $20. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 800-745-3000 or www.cobbenergycentre.com, or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

MarketFest 2015. MarketPlace120 will have over 100 dealers of local art, artisan hand-crafted décor and gifts, along with antique/vintage collectors. Live music, door prizes, market money (MarketPlace 120 currency), artist demonstrations, refreshments, and art with pizzazz! Friday: 10am-9pm. Saturday: 10am-7pm. Sunday: 12pm-5pm. MarketPlace 120, 562 Wylie Road SE, Suite 24, Marietta. More info: 678-540-7511 or marketplace120.com.

Pope High School theater presents The Importance of Being Earnest April 17 & 18, 2015, 7 pm. Student-directed by Kami McDaniel. Original play by Oscar Wilde; adapted by Aurand Harris. Tickets $5.

 

April 18

Good Mews Spring Flea Market. Find great bargains on a variety of items. All proceeds benefit Good Mews Animal Foundation, a local non-profit organization which operates a volunteer-based no-kill shelter for homeless, abused, and abandoned cats. Fridays and Saturdays: 10am-5pm. Sundays: 12-5pm. 6317 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, Suite 6331 in the former Marshall’s Plaza Shopping Center. More info: 770-499-2287 or www.goodmews.org.
39th Annual Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival combines the rich heritage of Kennesaw and the Civil War era with fun-filled activities with arts and crafts, food and live entertainment. The festival kicks off with a parade on Saturday at 9:30am, starting at Adams Park and continuing down Main Street through downtown Kennesaw. Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 12-5pm. Downtown Kennesaw near the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, 2529 J.O. Stephenson Avenue, Kennesaw. More info: 770-423-1330 or www.kennesaw.com/big-shanty-festival.
WellStar Foundation’s 18th Annual Grand Gala. For 18 years, the WellStar Foundation Grand Gala has raised funds to support research and vital services for some of the communities’ most pressing needs. This year’s “Star Light, Star Bright” Grand Gala will be a dreamy evening and will include a buffet dinner, open bar, silent auction and raffle, and dancing after the program. 6:30pm. Individual gala tickets are $250. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 470-956-6673 or www.wellstar.org/gala.

April 19

50 Years: Holocaust Commemoration Marks Major Anniversary. Hundreds of Atlantans will join Holocaust survivors, descendants, and friends to mark the 50th Anniversary of Atlanta’s Holocaust Remembrance at the Memorial to the Six Million. This event features keynote speaker and native son, Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat. 11am at Greenwood Cemetery and 2:30pm at the Breman Museum. Free. Greenwood Cemetery, 1173 Cascade Circle, SW, Atlanta. The Breman Museum, 1440 Spring Street, Atlanta. More info: 678-222-3700
Curtains. Act3 Productions will close its 2014-2015 season by presenting Curtains, a zany comedy set in 1959. It’s a hilarious send-up of a backstage murder mystery when an unpopular and an untalented stage actress is murdered during her opening night curtain call. A local police detective who is also a musical theater fan must solve the case, save the show, and perhaps find love without getting killed himself. Fridays and Saturdays: 8pm, Sunday, May 3: 3pm. Tickets are $15-$28. Group tickets are available. Act3 Productions, 6285-R Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. More info: 770-241-1905 or act3productions.org.
Damn Yankees! The Atlanta Lyric Theatre welcomes the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County with the classic baseball musical Damn Yankees! Winner of eleven Tony Awards, Damn Yankees is sure to be a homerun hit. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm. An additional matinee performance on Saturday, April 25 and Sundays: 2pm. $30-55. The Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.atlantalyrictheatre.com.
April 20

Cooking Classes with Chef John Wilson. Join Chef John Wilson in the kitchen at Historic Barrington Hall for an entertaining evening of gastronomical delight! Chef Wilson will present “Couple’s Grilling” on April 6 and it will include western rubbed and mopped flank steak, grilled corn, green bean and grape salad, baked potato cheese pockets, and grilled chutney fruit kebobs. “It’s Greek to Me” on April 20 includes melitzanosalata (eggplant spread), spinach and feta salad, pastitsio, and baklava. 6:30-9:30pm. $50/person. Price includes complimentary wine and a free mini-tour of Barrington Hall. Reservations are required and space is limited. Please note, these two dates were added as the original Tuesday classes for “Couple’s Grilling” and “It’s Greek to Me” are now sold out. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855.
April 21
3rd Annual Strand Golf Classic. As a fundraiser for the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, a dinner/silent auction will be held at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre Tuesday, April 21 at 6pm. Dinner/silent auction, $25 (included in Sponsorship or Team Registration). Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square Northeast, Marietta. The tournament follows on April 22 with a 10am registration and an 11am shot gun start. Sponsorship opportunities available. The cost per team without a sponsorship is $750. Cobblestone Golf Course, 4200 Nance Road, Acworth. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.
A public information meeting about the Southwest Connector, east Cobb phase will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. The Southwest Connector, east Cobb phase includes the design and installation of approximately 6.5 miles of 54-inch water main in eastern Cobb County for the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority.

April 22

Celebrate Earth Day! Go green, reduce, reuse, recycle and honor Mother Earth today and everyday!
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: 770-640-3855 or www.roswellgov.com.
April 23
Adopt-A-Stream Bacteria Monitoring Workshop. Come learn how to monitor E. coli levels in local streams and help identify possible sources of pollution. 6-8:30pm. Cobb County Water System Water Quality Laboratory Training Center, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info/Contact: 770-528-1482 water_rsvp@cobbcounty.org or www.watershed.cobbcountyga.gov

10% off Damn Yankees tickets at The Lyric

Use Discount Code: EBLAST2 for 10% off tickets to see Damn Yankees! at The Lyric this weekend.
Offer valid for future purchases only, no refunds or exchanges.

The Atlanta Lyric Theatre welcomes the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County with the classic baseball musical Damn Yankees! Winner of eleven Tony Awards, Damn Yankees is sure to be a homerun hit.

Showtimes Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. An additional matinee performance on Saturday, April 25 and Sundays: 2pm. Tickets $30-55. All shows at The Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.atlantalyrictheatre.com.

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Georgia Symphony to perform farewell concert for Music Director Michael Alexander

Conductor Michael Alexander and GSO 5X7

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra will perform with violinist Helen Kim in Russian Classics Part II, a farewell concert for GSO Music Director Michael Alexander at the Marietta Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. on May 2.

The internationally acclaimed Helen Kim will perform Violin Concerto #2 by Sergei Prokofiev.  Ms. Kim is the recipient of more than one hundred national and international awards, and has been profiled on national and international television and radio.  Russian Classics Part II will also include the extraordinary Symphony # 5 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein.

Dr. Michael Alexander has served as the Music Director of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra for eleven years, and has additionally conducted and performed with orchestras in the U.S., China, Russia, Australia, Italy and Romania.  Russian Classics Part II is Dr. Alexander’s farewell performance with the GSO, as he moves to Colorado to assume his new position as Director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado.

Tickets are $20 – $30 for adults and $10 for students. To reserve tickets, call (770) 429-2390, or visit www.georgiasymphony.org. The Marietta Performing Arts Center is located at 1171 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta, adjacent to Marietta High School.

 

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KSU to host Spring Arts Festival April 18

School of Art and Design 2014 Spring Festival

Kennesaw State University is celebrating the arts with a Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public, the Arts Festival will feature museum tours, an iron pour, and art workshops.

Professors from the School of Art and Design will lead arts activities that include demonstrations and workshops on painting and drawing, 3D printing, basic digital painting, and Raku ceramics firing. Don’t miss the fascinating iron pour, or the Print BIG! demonstration in conjunction with the Atlanta Printmaker’s Studio; you’ll watch outdoor steamrollers used to make jumbo relief prints. There will also be a photo booth, an Ebru watercolor marbling session, and a pin-up show from area high school students. You may also create your own “Build a Brain” sculpture project or “Chalk the ZMA” at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

If you’re an adventurous type, participate in a scavenger hunt through the campus museum collections. Geo Sipp, director of the School of Art and Design said, “This is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the School of Art and Design, to experience different types of art, and to make your own art.”

All activities are free except for the scratch block molds used for the iron pour. T-Shirts and food will be available for purchase. Free parking is available in the Central Parking Deck. For more information and the complete schedule, please visit http://www.KSUArtsFestival.com.

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Y Talent Showcase to benefit local programs

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Buy your tickets online for the upcoming Y Talent Showcase featuring artists Trey Wright, Laura Coyle and more. The Showcase will be held on April 15 at Sacred Tapestry, 3000 Johnson Ferry Road,  starting at 7pm. Proceeds benefit YMCA programming at your McCleskey and Northeast Cobb YMCAs.

Tickets are only $12 and this a show you won’t want to miss! Register online: www.ymcaregistration.org. Class ID: 169828. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/892044637506200/.

 

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Swing “fore” fun! Community Events April 10 – 16.

Indian Hills County Club will host the ECBA golf tournament on Monday, one of several golf opportunities offered around East Cobb this week.

Break may be ending but Spring activities are in full swing all around East Cobb. For even more to do around town, visit our events calendar HERE.

 

April 10

Spring Native Plant Sale at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Greenhouse. Horticulturists and Master Gardeners will be on-site to answer questions. Thursday April: 2, 4-7pm member exclusive sale. April 3, 10am-7pm (Extended Hours!) & April 4, 10-11: 10am-5pm. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
ECBA 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.

 

April 11

Passover ends tonight

Damn Yankees! The Atlanta Lyric Theatre welcomes the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County with the classic baseball musical Damn Yankees! Winner of eleven Tony Awards, Damn Yankees is sure to be a homerun hit. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm. An additional matinee performance on Saturday, April 25 and Sundays: 2pm. $30-55. The Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.atlantalyrictheatre.com.
Thinking of getting into the acting Biz? Spend a few hours with Carla Yvette at MarketPlace 120 at The Acting Business 101 workshop 10 am to 1 pm. Cost is $75 per person.
Georgia Street Rod Association Annual Swap Meet and Flea Market. Swap meet and car corral includes all auto and truck parts for sale or trade. 8am-4pm. $5/adults; Free/women and children under 12. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-517-6701 or www.gsra.com.
April 12
Ladies on the Links at Legacy Golf Links. Legacy Golf Links hosts a ladies’ weekly golf league every Sunday starting at 2pm. Participation not mandatory every Sunday. Play for only $17. Includes one complimentary beverage and 25% off ladies’ merchandise. Legacy Golf Links, 1825 Windy Hill Road, Smyrna. More info: 770-434-6331, Chelsea Watkins at cwatkins@legacygolfmgmt.com or www.legacygolfatlanta.com.
April 13
ECBA April Golf Outing at Indian Hills
Project 82 Kenya is hosting their inaugural Golf Tournament benefitting their infant rescue ministry in Kenya. Breakfast and registration at 7:30am followed by a shotgun start at 9am. $150 per golfer, $600 per foursome. Following the tournament, there will be awards, a silent and live auction, and raffle. Pinetree Country Club, 3400 McCollum Parkway NW, Kennesaw. More info: gaylehaden@project82kenya.com or www.project82kenya.com.
April 14
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 and students 13-18. $6/ages 3-12.Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: www.chattnaturecenter.org or 770-992-2055.
April 15
Y Talent Showcase featuring artists Trey Wright, Laura Coyle and more, Sacred Tapestry, 3000 Johnson Ferry Road, starting at 7pm. Proceeds benefit YMCA programming at your McCleskey and Northeast Cobb YMCAs. Tickets are $12.
The community is invited to join the Catholic Church of St. Ann and Congregation Etz Chaim as they observe Yom HaShoah, Holcaust Remembrance Day, in the sanctuary of St. Ann’s. The program begins at 7pm. St. Ann’s Catholic Church is located in East Cobb at 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400 or www.st-ann.org.
Protecting Our Children. The Neighborhood Safety Commission Community Awareness Committee invites you to attend this panel discussion which will include Sam Heaton, Director of Public Safety, as well as representatives from SafePath, Wellspring, Division of Family and Children Services, the Cobb County’s District Attorney’s office, and a school counselor. The discussion topics include how to protect your children, how to notify someone is a child is in danger, drugs, alcohol, gangs, and bullying, and human trafficking. 7pm. Cobb County Government, 100 Cherokee Street, Commissioners Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Marietta. More info: 770-565-2343 or tsteiner@mindspring.com.
April 16
Cobb Chamber Business After Hours. 5:30-7:30pm. General admission: $25 online. Cobb Chamber Members: Free online. JE Dunn Construction, 2555 Cumberland Parkway SE, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.
April Quarterly Breakfast, 7:30am, Marlow’s Tavern East Cobb, Speaker Jay Mosely Head Men’s Golf Coach Kennesaw University
Wheeler High School International Night, 6-8pm in the school cafeteria. Enjoy a taste of international culture, cuisine and entertainment, 375 Holt Road in East Cobb.

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