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Showcases and spotlights local high school sports and sports leagues. Recreational resources are also reviewed.

Sunday is “The Ultimate Cheer Fest”

 

Cobb County PARKS and Cheertyme will host the 6th Annual Ultimate Cheer Fest at the Cobb Civic Center. This competition will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2.

The Ultimate Cheer Fest is an opportunity for cheerleaders, ages 5 and up, to compete in cheer and dance. Each team will have 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform their routine. Every participant will receive a T-shirt and medal as part of their registration fee. Team trophies will also be awarded for each place. Our top two teams that are awarded the “Grand Champion” title will receive jackets and banners.

Spectators are encouraged to support their favorite teams as spirit and sportsmanship awards will be given. For more information, please contact Wendy Collins or call 770-528-8885 or email Wendy.Collins@cobbcounty.org

Vote for Sprayberry as WSB’s Game of the Week

Sprayberry High School Yellow Jacket Football team is up for game of the week for Channel 2 WSBTV for Friday’s game against Kell. Voting is open and you can vote numerous times before voting closes on Thursday. Vote at www.wsbtv.com/s/sports/high-school-football/viewerschoice/

On Facebook?  Every “like” a game gets on Facebook earns five extra bonus votes. Visit www.facebook.com/highschoolfootball/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums to earn the bonus votes.
Go Yellow Jackets!

Walton Baseball Silent Auction is October 28

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Walton Baseball will host a Silent Auction on Tuesday, October 28, from 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).
Last year’s event was very well attended, a lot of fun and a great way to socialize with other East Cobbers and friends so mark your calendars for Tuesday the 28th.

Walton Swim and Dive Carwash is Saturday!

Thomas Kelley is a big reason why Walton could challenge for a state championship next month.   Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Walton set to challenge for state

Photo credit: Marietta Daily Journal

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Walton Swim and Dive Team will host a car wash fundraiser from 9am-4pm in partnership with Platinum Auto Spa, 1075 Johnson Ferry Road.

Walton’s Swim and Dive team holds the title of Georgia’s State Champs for 2014. For every car receiving a full service wash or detail, the team will receive a donation from Platinum. Prices are $17.99 for a Platinum Wash, $21.99 for a Supreme Wash and $25.99 for an Ultimate Wash (plus $1 for vans/SUVs).

Rain date is Saturday, November 1.

Come out and support the #1 Men’s Swim and Dive team and the #4 Women’s team in the State!!

3rd Annual Youth Track or Treat Run to Benefit the YWCA “Sheltering Hands”


 

The YWCA of Northwest Georgia will host the Third Annual Youth Track or Treat Run on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Swift Cantrell Park in Kennesaw. The family friendly event is open to the entire community. Proceeds from the event will benefit the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s Sheltering Hands Domestic Violence Shelter…the only domestic violence shelter in Cobb County.  The event is endorsed by Fit City Kids and the City of Kennesaw.  There will be a special Girl Scout patch offered to participants. Chairing this year’s event are Cris Eaton-Welsh and John Loud.  Honorary Co-Chairs are Mayor Mark Mathews and his daughter, Emily.

Entry fees for the Track or Treat are $15 per person (Race Day $20).  Register online at www.trackortreat.com. Online registration closes on Thursday, October 23rd at midnight.

The named sponsors for this year’s race include: SkyZone as the Presenting Sponsor, WellStar Health System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Brand Mortgage, SA White Oil Company, Cobb EMC, Verizon Wireless,  Genuine Parts Company, Gas South, LOUD Security Systems, The Bright Side, McWhorter Capital, Holly Enterprises, Inc., Orion Racing, Signs by Tomorrow, Great Gig Dance, Tri Made Marketing, Moe’s Southwest Grill, AquaTots, Fun Fare, The Atlanta Braves, Wells Fargo, Community & Southern Bank, GDP Business Solutions, A Xerox Company, Croy Engineering, First Landmark Bank, Balfour Beatty Construction, The School Box, and Reliable Heating & Air.

This year’s Track or Treat Run features races by age group for kids ages 4 to 100.   The races will be as follows:

4 to 6 – ¼ mile

7 to 9 – ½ mile

10 to 12 – 1 mile

13 to 14 – 1 mile

Adult Sprint – ¼ mile Adults can join in for a ¼ mile run to show the kids that you care too!  If you like, you may wear a skirt to honor those we serve or wear a Halloween costume!

In addition, families may enjoy other activities such as t-shirt decorating, face painting and inflatables.  The race starts promptly at 2:30 PM, with race day check in and registration beginning at 1:45 PM.  Trick or Treating fun will follow the race.  Costumes are encouraged, but optional.

For further information, visit www.trackortreat.com or contact 770-427-2902.

 

Halloween Happenings around East Cobb

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It’s almost Halloween! Don’t miss the silly, spooky fun happening all around town! The EAST COBBER has collected a few local magical events and haunted happenings for you to enjoy this Halloween season.

 

ROSWELL GHOST TOURS
October 1- 31
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 Street, Roswell.

PARANOIA HAUNTED HOUSE
October 23 – November 1
A haunted house packed with murdering maniacs, ghostly ghouls, and unexpected horror around every turn. Thursdays and Sundays: 7-11pm. Fridays and Saturdays: 7pm-midnight. October 26-30: 7-11pm. $20/ticket, $25 combo or Paranoia Pass $40. 261 Marietta Road, Canton, GA 30114. More info: www.paranoiahaunt.com

SCARY-ETTA
Fridays and Saturdays starting October 5 through November 1
Step aboard the trolley for a spirited 90-minute fully narrated ride through Marietta. The ghost tours are all 90 minutes of thrills and chills based on history and documented accounts of ghostly encounters. There is a walk of about 2 blocks. Tours start at 8pm. $27 (plus tax)/Adults. $14 (plus tax)/Children (12 and under).  $25 (plus tax)/seniors. Limited space. Advance reservations required. More info: www.ghostofmarrietta.com/tickets for  available times, some dates are already full or call The Historic Marietta Trolley Co., 770-425-1006 or  www.ghostsofmarietta.com.

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.

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-7pm, Sundays: 12-7:30pm until October 13. Oct. 13 9:30-7:30pm – Oct. 31st. Oct. 31st the patch closes at 5pm. Mt. Zion UMC, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Ask for Deborah.

PUMPKIN PATCH- POWERS FERRY UMC
October 4-31
Buy pumpkins for decorating, pies and Jack-O-Lanterns. Monday-Saturday: 10 am-8 pm. Sundays: 1-8 pm. BBQ on October 19:
11 am-3 pm. October 19: Fall Festival: 11 am-1 pm. Yard sale all day on October 19: 9 am-3 pm. October 31: Trunk or Treat in parking lot from 5-8 pm. Powers Ferry UMC, 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-5271.

HALLOWEEN HIKES
October 24-25
Get ready to take a walk on the wild side and meet some wonderful costumed woodland creatures at night! Experience the mystery of a short half-mile guided night hike through the lighted woodland trails where you’ll meet friendly costumed forest creatures who will delight you with their dramatic antics. Create crafts in the gym such as bat puppets, mysterious masks, and more. Tickets are $8 for first weekend and $9 for the second weekend, children two and under are free. Hikes start at 7 pm and end at 10. The trails are not suitable for strollers and children must be accompanied by adults at all times. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 ext. 236 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

SPOOKTACULAR
October 24
Come dressed up in your spookiest costume. For ages 12 and under (Parents are free, but must accompany children to this event). Costume and dance the night away with a DJ. carnival, games and crafts. Best costume wins a prize. 6-8pm. $5 per
child. Game tickets are included in the registration fee. Food items can be purchased for a nominal fee. McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-5991.

OWL O’ WEEN
October 25 & 26
This Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival is a 2-day family friendly event, featuring amazing balloon glows, trick-ortreating, tethered balloon rides, harvest beer tents, vendor marketplace, sports bar, artist market, amazing food trucks, roving entertainment, kid’s area, a concert stage, and more! Advance Pricing: Adults: $12, Kids (3-12): $5, Under 3: FREE. After October 17: Adults: $15, Kids (3-12): $8, Under 3: FREE. Kennesaw State Sports & Recreation Park, 3200 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw. For more info: www.owl-o-ween.com

HAUNTED THEATER: NOXIOUS DRAINPIPE
October 28, 29 & 30
Pope High School will be hosting their annual Haunted Theater: Insane Asylum Starts at 7 pm, last group is thru at 9:30. Admission is $5, if you bring in 5lbs of canned goods and non-perishable items your second ticket is free. Celebrate Halloween in a less contemporary manner but still just as frightening. Canned good and non-perishable items will be accepted at the door as part of Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat and MUST Ministries. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta. For more information or www.popetheater.org.

YMCA YOUTH TRACK OR TREAT
October 26
This track meet is unique because runners will be competing in their costumes. Divisions are in place for age groups and distance. A Skirt Sprint will also be happening to honor women. There will be prizes and activities tables for supporters. $8  entry Fee (Register by Labor Day – 9.1.2014). $15 Entry Fee (Register by 10.23.2014). $20 Entry Fee (Race Day Registration).  benefitting the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s Domestic Violence Shelter, “Sheltering Hands”. 1:45pm. Swift Cantrell Park, 3140 Old US Highway 41, Kennesaw 30144. More info: www.youthtrackortreat.com.

HALLOWEEN CONCERT AT THE STRAND
October 31
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.

THE HOWLPHERETTA GHOST TOURS
September 13 – January 10
The Howlpharetta Ghost Tour is a 2 hour walking tour of historic, downtown Alpharetta. This tour features great storytellers that  combine the actual history of particular spots with their spooky counterparts. Tickets are $15 for all ages. Friday and Saturday
nights throughout the autumn. All tours meet at the corner of Milton Ave. and Roswell Street in front of the deli and salon at the
old Dodd Hotel (physical address is 120 Milton Ave., Alpharetta) For more information: www.alpharettatours.com

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Fun for the family: 38th Annual Harvest Square Festival

Get ready for some family fun at the 38th Annual Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival with Halloween Happening, Scarecrows in the Square and Marietta Zombie Walk on Saturday, October 18 in Marietta Square.

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.

Festival is from 9 am-5 pm on Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov.

Fall Volleyball at Cobb Atlanta Juniors starts Thursday

Volleyball

Cobb Atlanta Juniors six week programs introduce volleyball to young boys and girls in a fun and safe environment.  During each session participants will develop fundamental volleyball skills while also learning teamwork, motor skills, and sportsmanship.

Volley- Tots (K-2nd grade) and Volley Kids (3rd-5th grade ) are offered on Thursdays, October 16 – November 20, 4-5:15pm at Cobb Atlanta Juniors, 1880 West Oak Pkwy Ste. 218 Marietta, GA 30062.

Cost is $85 (includes t-shirt with 6 week registration). The Drop in Rate is $15, if you know you would like to do the full 6 week session for $85, payment is accepted on the first day of class at the Cobb Atlanta Center.

Questions? Contact Program Director BriSchunzel brischunzel@cobbatlanta.com

Volley-Kids (Grades 5-8) is offered on Thursdays, October 16- November 13, 5:15-6:30pm at Cobb Atlanta Juniors, 1880 West Oak Pkwy Ste. 218 Marietta, GA 30062. Cost is $70 (includes t-shirt with 6 week registration).

The Drop in Rate is $15, if you know you would like to do the full 6 week session for $70, payment is accepted on the first day of class at the Cobb Atlanta Center

For more information, contact Program Director BriSchunzel brischunzel@cobbatlanta.com.

9Round Fitness & Kickboxing to Host “Kick for the Cure”

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9Round, a local fitness and kickboxing club, will be hosting the annual “Kick for the Cure” fundraiser on Thursday, October 16, from 6am-1:30pm and 3:30-8pm. Fitness and kickboxing enthusiasts will have a unique fundraising opportunity to help knock out breast cancer and raise money for the support of local breast cancer care at Susan B. Komen. 9Round will donate one penny for every kick recorded throughout the day at its Marietta location.

Last year, 60 participants helped raise $600 to advance treatment and laboratory research.

9Round is located in the Eastlake Pavilion Shopping Center, next to Kroger, 2100 Roswell Rd. #2186. For more information call 470-377-4285.

Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson, 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings boxing and kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a convenient, affordable, 30-minute, full body circuit format. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system of nine challenging workout stations developed by Shannon himself. Today, there are more than 150 9Round clubs open and operating in 36 states, with plans to have a total of 1,000 locations by 2018. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.

 

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Walton Swim & Dive to host fundraising car wash

Thomas Kelley is a big reason why Walton could challenge for a state championship next month.   Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Walton set to challenge for state

Photo credit: Marietta Daily Journal

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Walton Swim and Dive Team will host a car wash fundraiser from 9am-4pm in partnership with Platinum Auto Spa, 1075 Johnson Ferry Road.

Walton’s Swim and Dive team holds the title of Georgia’s State Champs for 2014. For every car receiving a full service wash or detail, the team will receive a donation from Platinum. Prices are $17.99 for a Platinum Wash, $21.99 for a Supreme Wash and $25.99 for an Ultimate Wash (plus $1 for vans/SUVs).

Rain date is Saturday, November 1.

Come out and support the #1 Men’s Swim and Dive team and the #4 Women’s team in the State!!