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Elect to have FUN! Community Events November 2 – 8.


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November has arrived and with it Election Day and the promise of the Holiday season. Get in gear with these local events.  For even more activities, check out our online calendar HERE.

Through December 5. Georgia Nature Photographers Association Exhibit, a juried exhibition of wildlife, landscape and macro images representing a sample of the best work by the more than 300 members of the GNPA, part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival. Monday-Saturday:  10am-5pm.  Sunday:  Noon-5pm.  Admission:  $8/adults; $6/seniors; $5/ages 3-12.  Free/ages 2 & under.  Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info:  770-992-2055 or

Every Thursday, Creator’s Kids Playgroup meets from 9:30-11am at St. Peter & St. Paul Episcopal Church, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road. Creator’s Kids is open to all children ages 18mos to 4 years and their caregivers. This free playgroup incorporates music, art, dancing, singing, play and fellowship in a child-friendly, age-appropriate setting. Bring a friend, make a friend!

Every Saturday and Sunday, Marietta Square Farmers Market featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, and cheese. Saturday: 10am-1pm. Sunday: 12-3pm. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or

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: $8/adults. $6/seniors. $5/ages 3-12. 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: $8/adults. $6/seniors. $5/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.


November 2
Martinis & Music.  
The fourth and final installment of this year’s event will celebrate important members of the Marietta community. Exhibitions, sponsors and volunteers will be the focus. A live band will provide entertainment. There will also be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. 5:30-8:30pm. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta St, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444.

The historic Polk Street Players are delighted to present the farcical British comedy “Winter Glory” by Peter Coke, directed by Michael Campion.  The play follows a group of civilized retirees who share a London flat.  The do-gooder seniors use ingenuity and deceit in hilarious ways to help solve other people’s problems, but their complicated schemes have a way of going wildly and comically awry!  The ensemble cast includes Sheila Allen, Diane Dicker, Steve Pryor, Alice Spencer, Diane Hail, Mary Nimsgern, Debra Mason, Lynda Palmer, Pete Borden and Alan Powell.  Performances Fri/Sat Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8pm, Sun. Nov. 11 at 2:30pm and Thurs. Nov. 15 at 8pm.  The Stellar Cellar theatre at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 161 Church St., Marietta GA 30060, near the Square.  Tickets $12.50-$20 for Sat. dinner shows (Nov. 3 & 10).  For reservations, call the Box Office 770/218-9669.

Progressive International Motorcycle Show featuring the largest exhibit of motor GP bikes.  See race bikes, vintage and custom bikes; games, shows and entertainment.  Friday:  3-8pm.  Saturday:  9:30am-8pm.  Sunday:  10am-5pm.  $15/adults.  $6/ages 6-11.  Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.  More info:


November 3
Sacred Tapestry Fall Festival. 
 Antique car show, crafts, children’s activities, food and more. 9am-4pm. Sacred Tapestry United Methodist Church, 3000 N. Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb.  More info: 770-605-5083 or

20th Annual Ribbons & Holly Handcrafted Market with a great selection of vendors, unique gifts and objects of art, silent Children’s choir.  9am-5pm.  Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-971-2880.

Second Annual Holiday Studio Tour & Benefit Sale.  9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Twenty-five professional artists open their studios to the public for this free event benefiting local animal rescue groups. A percentage of all sales will be donated to rescue groups in communities where participating artists are located: Smyrna, Marietta, Kennesaw, Woodstock, Powder Springs and Roswell. The public is welcomed. for a downloadable brochure and map of studio locations.

Good Mews Animal Foundation will be holding a Holiday Market  weekends until Sunday, November 4. Saturday are 9am-5pm and Sunday from Noon-5pm. All proceeds benefit the cats and kittens of Good Mews! The Holiday Sale will be held at the Sandy Plains Exchange (Publix) Shopping Center, 1860 Sandy Plains Rd at Scufflegrit Rd., Suite 202, Marietta, 30066 (two doors down from Publix). The market will be selling ornaments, holiday décor and collectibles for various holidays and also some holiday treats! Collectibles include: Dept 56 Original Snow Village and Santa Clauses, Kurt Adler Santa Clauses, Timothy Wolfe Animal Sculptures, and Thomas Clark Gnome Sculptures.

Cobb GOP Breakfast, 8 to 9:30 am. Cobb GOP headquarters, 799 Roswell St, Marietta. The guest speaker will be Governor Nathan Deal. Doors open at 7:45 am.  The breakfast buffet opens at 8, and the program begins at 8:30. Breakfast is $10 and includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits, gravy, juice, and coffee.  Cash and checks are accepted.  Coffee only is $2. For more information, please contact Joe Dendy at (770) 820-6545.
Zombie Prom, presented by Lassiter High School Drama Club. A musical comedy about a lovestruck teenage boy who throws himself into a nuclear reactor after being rejected by a teenage prom queen and comes back to high school as a zombie!  7pm.  $10. Lassiter High School, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta. More info: 678-494-7863 or
Jump, Jive an’ Wail 1940s Swing Dance! presented by Kennesaw State University Museum of History & Holocaust Education.  Live Big Band music by Peachtree Jazz Edition, Swing dance lessons, raffle, refreshments and 1940s photo shoot.  7-10pm.  Free with donation of one non-perishable food.  Kennesaw State University Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw.  More info:  678-797-2083 or
Georgia Symphony Orchestra Jazz at the Strand.  8pm.  $30/adults.  $10/students.  Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta.  More info/tickets:  770-429-7016 or
November 4
St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church
will celebrate the gift of a new Grand Piano with a service of Choral Evensong at 5pm.  The church is located at 571 Holt Road, Marietta, GA, 30068. All are welcome.
Kabbalah Café.  Delve into the mystical secrets of Judaism 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
Family Day at the Marietta/Cobb Art Museum. Free admission and fun activities for the whole family. 1-4pm, except when museum is closed. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or
5th Annual CheerFest ’12, an opportunity for recreational cheerleaders ages 5-14 to compete in cheer and dance.  Spectators are encouraged to support their favorite teams.  $10/cheerleader to compete.  Admission:  $5.  Ages 3 & under:  Free.  Doors open at 11:30am.  Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta.  More info:  Wendy Collins, 770-528-8885 or
Book Event with Kathryn Witt, author of Atlanta, Georgia:  A Photographic Portrait and The Secret of the Belles.  The event will open with an actress portraying one of the main characters from The Secret of the Belles in a short performance piece.  Doors open at 1pm for tours and book purchases.  Book signing: 2pm.  $5 admission includes all activities plus light refreshments.  Gone with the Wind Museum, 18 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta.  More info:  770-794-5576, or
Keep It Loud Tour – 2012, a Christian rock and urban music concert celebrating love, hope, and Christ’s challenge to share faith and keep it loud.  6:30pm.  $15.  Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 Park Square, Marietta.  More info/tickets:  770-293-0080 or
November 5
Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast
Speaker:  Dr. Stephen D. Dolinger, President, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education.  Program:  Education.  7:30am.  General admission:  $60.  Members:  $40.  Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.  More info:  770-980-2000 or
Munch & Learn at Barrington Hall.  Janet Rigsby, staff horticulturist, will speak on various gardening topics and answer questions about your gardening concerns.  12:15-12:45pm. Bring your lunch.  Free.  Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell.  More info:  770-640-3855.
Bio Buggy.  Come explore the Insect and/or Bird Bio Buggies with hands-on experiments and tools.  1:30-3pm.  Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell.  More info:  770-992-2055 or
November 6
ELECTION DAY! Don’t forget to vote!
Cooking with Chef John Wilson at Barrington Hall.  Learn to prepare a full meal in the spacious kitchen of this historic home, then dine on the food you have prepared.  Themes:  November 6:  Basic Italian, Part 1; November 7:  Basic Italian, Part 2; December 4:  Christmas in Tuscany.  6:30-9:30pm.  $50/person/class includes all materials, food, wine and a mini tour of Barrington Hall.  Reservations required.  Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell.  More info/reservations:  770-640-3855.

November 7
A Taffeta Christmas presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre.  Donna, Kaye, Peggy and Cheryl return to their hometown for a Christmas performance of holiday classics, pop standards and newly discovered rock and roll holiday songs that will have you singing right along.  See website for times.  $25-$29.  Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell.  More info/tickets:  770-641-1260 or


November 8
Drugs Don’t Work:  How to Save 7.5 Percent on Workers’ Comp Seminar 
presented by Cobb Chamber of Commerce.  Free.  8-10am.  Registration required by noon, November 5.  Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta.  More info:  770-980-2000 or

Pope High School Marching Band presents OPPOSITES! This fun show is filled with great effects and a lot of visual presentations of things that are opposites. Admission: $5 donation/person with $20 max/family.  7pm.  Pope High School Football Field, 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta 30062. More info: or

A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Walton High School Drama students.  7pm.  Additional matinee on Saturday at 2pm.  $5/student.  $10/adult.  Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta.  More info/tickets:  770-557-1245,, or

The Cobb Marietta Retired Educators Association will meet at 11:30 in the Freeman Poole Multipurpose Center located at 4025 South Hurt Road, Smyrna, GA 30082 . Lunch will be provided by Mother’s Finest at a cost of $10 per person. Email Debby Overstreet at  to make a reservation. More information about this organization can be found at

Mt. Bethel Christian Academy Open House at 10 AM, to learn how a rigorous, preparatory, Christ-Centered curriculum, taught by expert faculty with small class sizes and low student-teacher ratios, can prepare your child with an unshakeable life foundation. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact the Academy Office of Admission at 770-971-0245 or visit the web at


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