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Evening with History: The History of Hartsfield Airport

On July 9, 2015, 7pm, enjoy an Evening with History: The History of Hartsfield Airport at Marietta Museum of History.

In 2003, Dale Hartsfield was the family spokesman for the Hartsfield family when the City of Atlanta renamed the airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The controversy prompted Dale to write What’s In a Name? Although not an author, he wanted to express his views and his perspective of the names of the world’s busiest airport.

Dale Hartsfield is a native of Atlanta growing up near the airport. He loves public speaking and teaching. His incredible storytelling is a learning experience combined with education, suspense and humor.

This event is FREE for Museum members and $5 for non-members. Mr. Hartsfield’s book will be available for purchase before and after the event.

For more information about this or other events at the Marietta Museum of History please call 770-794-5710 or visit www.MariettaHistory.org. Marietta Museum of History is located at One Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060.

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Fourth of July Festivities!

Fireworks Indian Hills

Fireworks over Indian Hills

Our nation’s birthday is celebrated coast to coast with fireworks, picnics and festivals. Metro Atlanta is no different. Several cities have Fourth of July events that offer a fun time for your family. Here are some great ways to celebrate Independence Day that are just a short drive away from East Cobb:

 

ACWORTH – July 4
Concert and Fireworks sponsored by The City of Acworth and the Acworth Business Association. Live music will start at 4pm. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30pm. Food vendors will be on site. Free admission. Free shuttle service starting at noon available from Downtown Acworth. Located at Lake Acworth Beach at Cauble Park, 4425 Beach Street, Acworth 30101. More info: 770-917–1234 or  visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org.

ALPHARETTA- July 4
Celebrate July 4th with family and friends at Wills Park! Entertainment and children’s activities will be   on the lawn behind Alpharetta Community Center from 6-9pm. Food vendors will be located throughout the park from 6-10pm (cash only please). Food selections include hot dogs, hamburgers, barbeque, ice cream, shaved/Italian ice, and more! Bring your lawn chairs and sit back to watch our spectacular fireworks show at dusk. Located at Wills Park, 1825 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta. More info: 678-297-6130 or www.alpharetta.ga.us.

DUNWOODY– July 4
Annual Dunwoody Salutes America Fourth of July Parade hosted by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Crier Newspaper. Begins at 9am at the Mount Vernon Shopping Center. Features marching bands, local personalities, and floats. Festival with live  entertainment, activities, children’s area, and Dunwoody United Methodist Boy Scout barbeque follows at Dunwoody Village: 5483 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. This year’s theme: Celebrating our Beginnings. More info: 770-354-7653 or www.dunwoodyga.org

EAST COBB – July 3
Indian Hills Country Club (IHCC) hosts a Membership Appreciation Day which features fireworks at  dusk. IHCC allows the community to come by and grab a seat on the lawn and enjoy the fireworks  extravaganza. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta/East Cobb.

Please note: For the safety of members, guests, and community, Indian Hills Country Club is enforcing a strict policy of no personal fireworks. Anyone shooting off personal fireworks will be escorted off the property by Cobb County police who will be on duty Friday night. 

KENNESAW – July 3
Salute to America, a pre-Independence Day celebration, will feature high-energy, live music performances and family entertainment from 6-10pm. From the United States Air Force Band of the West’s high-energy Concert Band to the sounds of Departure, the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation, audiences will be treated to two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities. The evening will be capped off with a brilliant fireworks finale at 9:30pm. Fireworks will begin at 9:30pm. Free admission. Blankets, chairs and coolers allowed. Tables for 6 available for rent at $75. Food and beverages for sale. No alcohol. Concert begins at 7:30pm at The Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-422-9714 or www.kennesawjuly3.com.

MARIETTA – July 4
Fourth in the Park celebration presented by Marietta Parks and Recreation. Marietta Freedom Parade starts 10am at Roswell Street Baptist Church, 774 Roswell Street SE, Marietta, and ends at North Marietta Parkway. Followed by concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games, and fireworks finale at 9:30pm in Glover Park/Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov.

POWDER SPRINGS – July 4
20th Annual Independence Day Celebration. Bring your chairs and blankets, relax, eat mouth-watering delights while enjoying entertainment on the big stage, let the kids play on a variety of interactive  inflatable activities, then get ready for a tremendous patriotic program delivered by Mayor Pat Vaughn and finally end with a phenomenal fireworks show! Celebrate from 4-10pm. Powder Springs Town Square, 4484 Marietta Street, Powder Springs. More info: 770-423-1330 or www.cityofpowdersprings.org.

ROSWELL – July 4
16th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza presented by City of Roswell. Live entertainment, children’s  carnival, and food. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets. Band performances at 6pm and 7:30pm. Fireworks begin at dark. Sweet Apple Elementary School, 12025 Etris Road, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3705 or www.roswellgov.com.

WOODSTOCK –July 4
Stars and Strikes July 4th Spectacular begins at 10am with a parade that starts and ends at Woodstock Elementary School, 230 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock. Food vendors, children’s activities, musical  entertainment, and crafts until 3pm at The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Road, downtown Woodstock. Fireworks begin at dusk behind the Target Shopping Center at Hwy 92 and I-575. More info: www.woodstockparksandrec.com.

 

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Food, fireworks and fun – It’s the Fourth of July! Community Events July 3 – 9.

 

The Fourth of July holiday is here with plenty of food, fun and fireworks to go around! Keep the fun going all week long with these events. For more local event ideas and activities, check out our online calendar HERE.

July 3

Indian Hills Country Club (IHCC) hosts a Membership Appreciation Day which features fireworks at dusk. IHCC invites the community to come by and grab a seat on the lawn and enjoy the fireworks extravaganza. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta/East Cobb.

Salute to America, a pre-Independence Day celebration, will feature high-energy, live music performances and family entertainment from 6-10pm. From the United States Air Force Band of the West’s high-energy Concert Band to the sounds of Departure, the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation, audiences will be treated to two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities. The evening will be capped off with a brilliant fireworks finale at 9:30pm. Fireworks will begin at 9:30pm. Free admission. Blankets, chairs and coolers allowed. Tables for 6 available for rent at $75. Food and beverages for sale. No alcohol. Concert begins at 7:30pm at The Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-422-9714 or www.kennesawjuly3.com.

 

 

July 4

Fourth in the Park celebration presented by Marietta Parks and Recreation. Marietta Freedom Parade starts 10am at Roswell Street Baptist Church, 774 Roswell Street SE, Marietta, and ends at North Marietta Parkway. Followed by concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games, and fireworks finale at 9:30pm in Glover Park/Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov.

Stars and Strikes July 4th Spectacular begins at 10am with a parade that starts and ends at Woodstock Elementary School, 230 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock. Food vendors, children’s activities, musical entertainment, and crafts until 3pm at The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Road, downtown Woodstock. Fireworks begin at dusk behind the Target Shopping Center at Hwy 92 and I-575. More info: www.woodstockparksandrec.com.
Cobb County Republican Picnic. 11:30am-3:30pm. $15 for adults ($10 in advance online) and $5 for children (6-11). Free 5 and under. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-272-0458 or www.cobbgop.org.
For even more July 4th activities, including fireworks displays, click HERE
July 5
Kabbalah Café. Delve into the mystical secrets of Juda¬ism based on the Chassidic teachings of Tanya. This tale of two souls will give you the tools to understand yourself in unprecedented ways. 9:30-10:30am. Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info/to register: 770-565-4412 or www.chabadofcobb.com.
Trail Hikes. A docent guides you on a journey through the Chattahoochee Nature Center trails using biofacts and activities to spark you “natural” curiosity. 1 and 3 pm. 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.
July 6
Terrell Mill Junior Open Championships. Junior USTA tennis tournament. Entry fee: $25 singles; $15 doubles per player. Tournament fee includes a $3 (non-refundable) USTA service fee for online or website registration. Terrell Mill Park, 480 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: 770-644-2771.
Roswell Summer Puppet Series. Nationally-renowned puppeteers bring all varieties of puppets and marionettes to the stage for a collection of whimsical and captivating performances. Monday-Saturday: 10am. Additional shows Wednesday and Friday: 1pm. No performance on July 4th. Tickets: $5/person or $30/person for summer pass. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770-594-6232 or www.roswellpuppets.com.
July 7
Tai Chi – Standing: Tuesdays, offered weekly at 2pm and Tai Chi -Seated: Thursdays, offered weekly at 2pm. Cost: $35 monthly fee per program or $10 per class. Please RSVP to 678-439-1177 or email info@alohatoaging.org.

July 8

Salsa Dancing for Beginners with Dalma Bulloch. Marketplace 120 will host Salsa Dancing Classes for Beginners. In this 8 week workshop, learn the basic steps and turns, arm, head and eye coordination of Salsa dancing. 10:30-11:30 am. The first class is FREE! $15 per class. Cost to sign up for all classes, $84 ($12 per class). July 1-August 12, 6-7 pm. Market Place 120, 562 Wylie Road, Suite 24, Marietta. More info: www.marketplace120.com.
July 9
Summer Movie Nights weekly from June 4 through July 30. Movies are Christian-based and rated PG-13. Room 272 (June 4 will be in the Fellowship Hall). Touched by Grace, Confessions of a Prodigal Son, Redemption of the Heart, Last Flight Out, Grace of God and more. No registration required. 7pm. Free. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-6561

 

 

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Marietta Freedom Parade is Saturday

 

The Marietta Freedom Parade will be held Saturday, July 4, starting at 10 a.m. Roswell Street west of Cobb Parkway will be closed for the parade from 9:30 a.m. until about 12:15 p.m. North, South, East and West Park Square around Marietta Square will be closed the entire day for the festival. The event will include free concerts, an arts and crafts show, carnival games and a fireworks show that begins at dark.

CobbTV, our county government access channel, will broadcast the parade multiple times during the holiday weekend, starting at 3 p.m., July 4. The next viewing will be 3 p.m.Sunday, July 5, followed by noon and 7 p.m. on Monday, July 6. The final showing will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7.

 

 

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Cobb Civic Center gets makeover

 

The Cobb Civic Center on South Marietta Parkway is set to get a $5.1 million makeover. Updates are already underway to the building, which was originally constructed in 1972. These improvements will have a large impact on the 31,000 square foot facility, which hosts everything from Special Olympics events to high school basketball tournaments. Be sure to check out the new facility once the updates are complete.

 

 

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Celebrate summer! Community Events June 26 – July 2.

 

Add some color to your summer at this weekend’s Artist’s Market in Marietta Square.

 

Summer fun is happening all around East Cobb. For even more to do visit our online calendar HERE.

 

June 26 

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.
The Roswell United Methodist Church – Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series: Patriotic Celebration. The RUMC Sancturary Choir, conducted by Michael O’Neal, and the Atlanta Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Cliff Towner, lead this popular community celebration of American music. Free but ticket required for seating. Friday: 7:30pm. Sunday: 4pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. More info: 770-594-0512.

June 27

Marietta Square Artists Market features artwork created by juried artists showcasing the best of local work. 9am-2pm. Mill Street near Marietta Square. More info: www.artistsmarketmarietta.com.
Salsa Dancing for Beginners with Dalma Bulloch. Marketplace 120 will host Salsa Dancing Classes for Beginners. In this 8 week workshop, learn the basic steps and turns, arm, head and eye coordination of Salsa dancing. 10:30-11:30 am. The first class is FREE! $15 per class. Cost to sign up for all classes, $84 ($12 per class). A second round of classes will is scheduled July 1-August 12, 6-7 pm, same pricing. Market Place 120, 562 Wylie Road, Suite 24, Marietta. More info: www.marketplace120.com.
June 28

BARNUM presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. This production follows the legendary showman’s life under the big top as he finally teamed up with J. A. Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus-the Greatest Show on Earth! Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday, June 27: matinee at 2pm. Sunday: 2pm. $34-$60. Cobb Civic Center, Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/tickets: 404-377-9948 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com.
Fancy Feline Rescue of the South conducts cat adoptions at Petsmart, 860 Cobb Place Blvd., Kennesaw, Saturday’s 11am-4pm and Sunday’s 1-4pm. Fancy Feline Rescue of the South is a no-kill, free-roam cat adoption and rescue organization for cats that are homeless, abused or no longer wanted. Loving fancy felines are looking for their forever homes. Come and spend some time with them.
June 29
Continuing the celebration of its 40th anniversary as an independent bookstore, Book Exchange in East Cobb will host a book signing on Monday, June 29, 6:30 pm with contemporary women’s fiction and USA Today bestselling authors Wendy Wax and Jane Porter. An Atlanta area resident and author of more than 10 books, Wendy Wax will discuss her June 23 release from Berkley Publishers, A Week At The Lake.
Food Truck Mondays are returning to Paper Mill Village featuring live music, food truck and lots of family fun. Upcoming dates are June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28 and October 26. Food Truck Mondays are held from 5-8pm at 137 Johnson Ferry Road in East Cobb. For details about each date visit https://www.facebook.com/PaperMillVillage.
June 30
Children with Hair Loss. Kids Kuts Salon will host their annual event June 30-July 2 to cut and collect hair that is clean and dry and 8-10+ inches long. The hair is donated to Pantene Beautiful lengths and Locks of Love to provide wigs for children fighting cancer. 9am-7pm. $25/adult; $16/child. Kids Kuts Salon, 2323 Shallowford Road, Marietta. More info: 770-924-4950 or mykidskuts.com.
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.
July 1
An American Celebration 2015 featuring the Johnson Ferry Choir and Orchestra. 7pm. Ice cream social following the concert in the Fellowship Hall. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-6561 or www.johnsonferry.org.
Roswell Summer Puppet Series. Nationally-renowned puppeteers bring all varieties of puppets and marionettes to the stage for a collection of whimsical and captivating performances. Monday-Saturday: 10am. Additional shows Wednesday and Friday: 1pm. No performance on July 4th. Tickets: $5/person or $30/person for summer pass. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770-594-6232 or www.roswellpuppets.com.
July 2
Summer Movie Nights weekly from June 4 through July 30. Movies are Christian-based and rated PG-13. Room 272 (June 4 will be in the Fellowship Hall). Touched by Grace, Confessions of a Prodigal Son, Redemption of the Heart, Last Flight Out, Grace of God and more. No registration required. 7pm. Free. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-6561
Rain Garden Work Day. Learn how rain gardens protect local waterways by decreasing the volume of runoff entering surface waters during rain events. Rain gardens provide a unique landscape feature by adding color and interest to the landscape. Meet most Thursdays (call to confirm) from 9-11am to explore and maintain the rain garden. Cobb County Water Quality Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1482 or www.watershed.cobbcountyga.gov.

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Reading experiences don’t just happen indoors

 

Cobb County librarians are moving some events normally conducted inside to outdoor public parks as part of the system’s summer reading program.

Acworth Library’s “Storytime in the Park” meets at Frana Brown Park, 4901 N. Main Street in downtown Acworth, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday from through July. Led by Library Manager Nichole Knox, the special program for kids of all ages features storytime with picture books, songs and crafts. For more information on Storytime in the Park, click here or call 770-917-5165.

East Cobb Library’s “Escape the Ordinary” Book Club in the Park for adults at East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta, will meet 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 6. Led by Adult Services Librarian Susan Irvin, the July 6 event will be a discussion of favorite poems. Enjoy literary sharing and cool refreshments. For more information, click here. To reserve your place, please call 770-509-2730.

 

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RSVP for Book Exchange launch luncheon for Patti Callahan Henry’s new novel

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On Tuesday, June 23 at 1:30 pm, Book Exchange is hosting a luncheon for NY Times bestselling Southern author Patti Callahan Henry at Gabriel’s Desserts in Marietta to launch her new novel, The Idea of Love  (St. Martins Press/Hardcover/272 Pages/June 23, 2015) .

As Henry explains, The Idea of Love is a tale she tells because, hey, as Southerners have long said, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” And the tale told in The Idea of Love shows that lies sometimes can reveal new truths, and can lead to new loves.

The $40 event fee includes luncheon, a signed hardcover copy of Patti Callahan Henry’s The Idea of Love, and an opportunity to win prizes. Call  Book Exchange at 770-427-4848 by June 22 to pre-order the book and to RSVP.

 

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Find the fun! Community Events June 12 – 18.

Celebrate the sweet smell of summer at the Roswell Lavender Festival this Saturday.

Summer fun is heating up all around East Cobb. For even more to do, check out our online calendar HERE.

 

June 12

BARNUM presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. This production follows the legendary showman’s life under the big top as he finally teamed up with J. A. Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus-the Greatest Show on Earth! Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday, June 27: matinee at 2pm. Sunday: 2pm. $34-$60. Cobb Civic Center, Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/tickets: 404-377-9948 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com.
Cobb Executive Women (CEW) Luncheon. Featured Speakers: Keith and Nicki Schroeder founders of High Road Craft Ice Cream. They will discuss their journey from failing business to internationally selling specialty ice cream. 11am. CEW Members: $20 online; $25 at door. Guests: $30 online; $35 at door. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

 

 

June 13

Roswell Lavender Festival honors and commemorates the beauty and various uses of this ancient herb in a lively family-friendly festival setting featuring a variety of demonstration booths, vendors, crafts, and performances as well as educational booths and lavender plants for sale and live musical performances throughout the day. 10am-5pm. Free, rain or shine. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855 or www.southerntrilogy.com.
Black Music Month Tribute featuring Mali Music, Jeff Bradshaw and Friends, Robert Glasper, Syleena Johnson, DJ B Sharp and special guest Avery Sunshine. Gates open at 5pm. Concert starts at 6pm. Tickets: Lawn $25; No lawn chairs allowed. Tickets: Terrace seats: $50-$60. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info: 770-819-7765 or www.mablehouse.org.
Marietta Square Artists Market features artwork created by juried artists showcasing the best of local work. 9am-2pm. Mill Street near Marietta Square. More info: www.artistsmarketmarietta.com.
The Flag Project. Flags are installed by Marietta Kiwanians who place the flags around Cobb County on six nationally recognized holidays each year – Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, Labor Day, September 11 and Veteran’s Day. The proceeds from this project fund Kiwanis Scholarships and other Club programs, projects, and grants of the Marietta Kiwanis Foundation. Call to get flags displayed at your home or business. $25/year/flag. More info: 770-432-1760, pathuey@comcast.net, or www.mariettakiwanis.org.
5K9 Run. The Northeast Cobb Business Association will host its inaugural “5K9” run with proceeds going to Cobb County Police to help purchase a new K-9 dog. 8am. Registration is $25 and can be done online at www.northeastcobbba.com or active.com. Race begins at Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info/sponsorship: 770-377-0072.

 

June 14

Tea Tasting from Camellia Estates Teas and Tea Leaf Reading. Enjoy learning about loose leaf tea through a Tea Tasting from Camellia Estate Teas. Then have fun with a tea leaf reading from Samantha O’Brien. See a collection of teacups and teapots displayed for this special occasion. 1- 4pm. $10. Market Place 120, 562 Wylie Road, Suite 24, Marietta. More info: www.marketplace120.com.
Marietta Square Farmers Market featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, and cheese. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Sunday: 12-3pm April- November. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasqurefarmersmarket.net.

 

June 15

Roswell Summer Puppet Series. Nationally-renowned puppeteers bring all varieties of puppets and marionettes to the stage for a collection of whimsical and captivating performances. Monday-Saturday: 10am. Additional shows Wednesday and Friday: 1pm. No performance on July 4th. Tickets: $5/person or $30/person for summer pass. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770-594-6232 or www.roswellpuppets.com.
June 16
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.

June 17

Barrington Hall Lecture Series: Sherman’s March in (Southern) Perspective, presented by Stephen Davis, author of “What the Yankees Did to Us.” 7-9:30pm. Doors open at 6:30. $5/person. Reservations are not necessary but are appreciated. Barrington Hall, Barn Meeting Space, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info/reservations: 770-640-3855.
Wild Wednesday Adventures presented by Cobb County Parks and Recreation. Heritage Tour at Hyde Farm, Fairy Houses at Wright Center, Creek Hike at East Cobb Park and more! Register for one program or all. Children must be 7 years old to participate in creek hikes. 9am-12pm. $2/person for each adventure. More info: Kevin Hill 770-528-8824 or kevinhill@cobbcounty.org. presented by Cobb County Parks and Recreation. Heritage Tour at Hyde Farm, Fairy Houses at Wright Center, Creek Hike at East Cobb Park and more! Register for one program or all. Children must be 7 years old to participate in creek hikes. 9am-12pm. $2/person for each adventure. More info: Kevin Hill 770-528-8824 or kevinhill@cobbcounty.org.
June 18
Summer Movie Nights weekly from June 4 through July 30. Movies are Christian-based and rated PG-13. Room 272 (June 4 will be in the Fellowship Hall). Touched by Grace, Confessions of a Prodigal Son, Redemption of the Heart, Last Flight Out, Grace of God and more. No registration required. 7pm. Free. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-6561
Pollinator Day at the Wildlife and Rain Garden. Bug hunt, butterfly craft, and information about pollinator-friendly plants, practices, and pollinator garden certification. 10-11:30am. Free. The Wildlife and Rain Garden at the Cobb County Water Quality Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2284 or kaye.wilson@cobbcounty.org.

 

 

 

 

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