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Walton’s Information Night for International Academy: February 6

Walton High School will have an information night for its International Academy on Thursday, February 6 for parents and students who are interested in Walton’s International Spanish Academy.

The academy is a rigorous dual language program in Spanish and English offered through the collaboration of Walton with the Ministry of Education in Spain. The event begins at 6:30 pm in the Walton High School Theater, located at 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta, Georgia 30062.

Blue Man Group

Experience the phenomenon! Whether it’s your first time to see them or you’ve been there before, a performance of Blue Man Group is unforgettable every time. See them January 15-20th at the Fox Theatre. Call 404-881-2000 or 855-ATL-TIXX for tickets. Visit them online at FOXATL.com. Presented by Theater of the Stars.

Blood Pressure Screening

10am – 12pm. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, 770-509-4900

The Summer of Daisy Fay through Nov. 25th

The Summer of Daisy Fay, presented by Marietta Theatre.  The story of Daisy’s coming of age the hard way in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and how she manages to rise above her desperate conditions through her participation in community theatre.  Tuesday-Saturday:  8pm.  Sunday:  2:30pm.  $20.  Marietta Theatre, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta.  More info/tickets:  470-255-0074 or www.mariettatheatre.org.

Nutcracker

Nutcracker.  Sugarplums will surely be dancing in your head as you witness over 300 cast members from the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance and The Roswell Dance Theatre in this annual production.  Friday, 7:30pm.  Saturday, November 24:  10am (with breakfast at 9am), 2pm & 7:30pm.  Saturday, December 1:  10am & 7:30pm (VIP reception at 6pm).  Sunday:  2pm.  Sunday, December 2:  Sugar Plum Tea @ 1pm.   $15-$55.  Roswell Cultural Arts Center,  950 Forest Street, Roswell.  More info/tickets:  770-998-0259, 1-855-222-2849,  or www.tututix.com.

Planned Giving Seminar

Learn to enhance the value of your charitable gifts for yourself, your family and the charity at a workshop from 10-11:30am.

Hosted by Steve Imler, board member of the Earl Smith Strand Theatre and Cobb County Humane Society and presented by Shari Harvey Martin, Diversified Trust, Tom Rogers, attorney, Brock and Clay; and Ann Watkins, attorney, Brock and Clay, topics will include:

  • Methods to maximize the value of donated assets
  • Tax considerations and how they should impact your year-end gifting plans
  • Various tools which enable you, your family, and your charity all to benefit simultaneously

Workshop will be held at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta, Georgia 30060. Coffee and biscuits provided by Chick-Fil-a of Acworth and Andy Duncan. There is no charge for the seminar, but your kind RSVP is requested. To attend, call 770.859.2329 or email   nancy@cobbfoundation.org.

Pope Volleyball Carwash

Support the Pope Volleyball State Championship team as they host a carwash for Cystic Fibrosis in honor of head coach Bryan Jones’ son Bryce.

Carwash will be held on Sunday, September 30th from noon to 3pm at Wendy’s, 3120 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.

Brown Bag Concert Series

September 6, 13, 20, 27

Brown Bag Concert Series.  Grab your lunch at one of the many great restaurants around the Square or bring your own lunch and meet your friends.  12-1pm.  Glover Park, Marietta Square.  More info:  770-794-5601.

Cracker Queens Unite at the Marietta Museum of History

Roaring laughter is a sure bet at 2pm on September 29th as Lauretta Hannon, author of The Cracker Queen: A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life, celebrates with a fundraiser for the Marietta Museum of History. The event titled All Lit Up will include a lively presentation by Hannon and the only pre-publication reading from her upcoming book, tentatively titled Sermons for Twisted Sisters.

Hannon was named “the funniest woman in Georgia” by Southern Living magazine and her book was listed as one of the Top 25 Books All Georgians Should Read by the Georgia Center for the Book.

Reservations are not required for All Lit Up. The event begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The cost is $10 per person; access to all museum exhibits is included. The first twenty guests will receive a special gift. For more information, call the Marietta Museum of History at 770-794-5710.

Concerts by the Springs: The GLOW Band

Concerts by the Springs:  The GLOW Band presented by City of Sandy Springs.  7-8:30pm.  Lawn opens at 5pm.  Free.  Heritage Green, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs.  More info:
www.heritagesandysprings.org/concerts-by-the-springs/.