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Enjoy October! Community Events October 12 – 18.



Fall for FUN and fill your family’s schedule with these fabulous events happening all week long.  For more local event ideas and 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.


October 12
Greyhound Nation Celebration. 
This adult only event has now been made into a casual affair in the form of a block party to be held at Keegan’s Public House. The event is to honor the Pope High School’s 25th anniversary. Admission: $35/adult, pre-bought tickets only. Deadline for ticket purchase, October 8. Keegan’s Public House, 4401 Shallowford Road #136, Roswell. More info:

Cobb Executive Women Luncheon. Speaker: Jen Carfagno, On-Camera Meteorologist for The Weather Channel. Program: Success Story.  11am.  Admission: $20 online and $35 at door for members. Guests $30 online and $45 at door.  Must register by noon October 10. The Georgian Club 100 Galleria Parkway Suite 1700, Atlanta. More info:  770-980-2000 or

Cobb Classic Rodeo.  8-10pm.  $15/adults.  $12/children.  Free/under 5.  Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-684-7277.

11th Annual Fall Into Crafts Marketplace sponsored by the St. Andrew United Methodist Women.  Featuring 46 exhibitors, the show includes jewelry, painting, soap, hand-knitted items, wooden toys, silent auction and food.  All proceeds will be donated to missions.  Friday:  11am-7pm.  Saturday:  10am-4pm.  St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Keheley Building, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-926-3488.

Cobb Library Book Sale will include soft-cover and hard-back books, magazines, text books, DVD and VHS movies and children’s books.  Prices range from 10 cents to $5.  Proceeds will enable the library staff to purchase new materials, including books and DVDs.  Book sale volunteers needed as well.  9am-5pm Friday and Saturday. 1pm- 5pm Sunday. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-528-2320 or

Driving Miss Daisypresented by the Mountain View Art Alliance and CenterStage North. On October 25 and 26, The Art Place will host coffee and dessert shows for $12 beginning at 8 pm . Saturday, October 27 show is a dinner theatre with appetizers and wine beginning at 6:30 pm and is $25.  Proceeds from the last weekend’s show will benefit the Mountain View Art Alliance. All other shows: $15. Tickets available online: and Friday, October 12: 8 pm; Saturday, October 13: 8 pm; Sunday, October 14: 2 pm; Thursday, October 18: 8 pm; Friday, October 19: 8 pm; Saturday, October 20: 8 pm; and Sunday, October 21: 2 pm. The Art Place, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:  The Art Place, 770-509-2700  or CenterStage North, 770-331-0079.

October 13
Good Mews will be holding a Holiday Market starting Friday, October 12 and continuing weekends until Sunday, November 4. Hours on Opening Day & Saturdays are 9am-5pm and Sundays 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.
Boy Scouts Yard Sale and Car Wash at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road.

Fall Festival.  International and local food, cake walks, games, crafts and more will make sure everyone has something to do.  11am to 4pm.  Holy Family Catholic Church, 3401 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-0038 or

Rocky Mount Fall Festival. Food, music, games and activities (including moon bounce and obstacle course) for all ages.  Merchandise vendors also on site.  Children ages 4 and under can purchase a $15 activities bracelet for unlimited activities. Children 3 and under free. Activities range $3-$5.  10am-4pm. Rocky Mount Elementary School, 2400 Rocky Mountain Road, Marietta. More info:
Bookmiser small tent LARGE SIDEWALK SALE at Bookmiser Roswell, 4651 Sandy Plains Road (Sandy Plains at Hwy 92).
Young Life of East Cobb announces a fundraising Carwash at Platinum Auto Spa on Johnson Ferry Rd in East Cobb on October 13, 2012.  Platinum Auto Spa is the premier carwash, detailing and oil change facility in East Cobb, located next to Johnson Ferry Baptist Church at Little Willeo Rd.
The Marcato School will celebrate their Fall Festival on Saturday, October 13th from 11am-3pm. The festival is free and open to the community. Activities include a bounce house, a HUGE amount of Reggio inspired art & games, prizes, free food, and an art gallery featuring the students’ work.
Birthday Card Making Class.  Trying to find the unique gift for someone with a birthday still to come? This two-hour course at Mountain View Regional Library teaches you how to make a birthday card your loved one is sure to love. Bring your own scissors, personal paper cutter and double sided tape. A $2 supply fee is suggested. Must register beforehand at Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Debby Boyce at 770-509-2725.
Fall Farm Days at Smith Plantation. Artisan exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to life on a 19th Century Farm, including living history exhibits and activities such as blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and open hearth cooking. Children’s activities include period games, farm animal petting zoo, wagon rides, crafts, farm chores, and gold and gem panning.  $5.  11am-3pm.  935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell.  More info:  770-641-3978 or
October 14
Pack your picnic dinner and bring the family out to East Cobb Park for music & family fun at this week’s Sunday Funday, 4-7pm (weather permitting).
Smiles4Shira and Temple Kol Emeth are holding a registration drive for potential stem cell donors Sunday, Oct. 14, from 8:30 to 11:30 am at Temple Kol Emeth,1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30062.
October 15
NASA (North Atlanta Soccer Association) Golf & Tennis Tournament. 
Golf:  Four man scramble format, shotgun start at 10am.  Check in starts at 8:30am.  $125/player.  Tennis:  Doubles team.  11am.  Check-in at 10:15am.  $75/player.  Pine Tree Golf & Country Club, 3400 McCollum Parkway NW, Kennesaw.  More info:  Garry Biccum, 404-513-8361 or
Pet Adoption.  Angels Among Us Pet Rescue will host pet adoptions near the fountain at The Avenue East Cobb.  11am-3pm.  Stop by their table to decorate a pet bowl.  The Avenue East Cobb, 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta.  More info:  404-895-3999 or
October 16
Emory at Etz Chaim.  
The bi-annual event invites accomplished faculty members from Emory University to speak.  Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naim, Candler Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Emory University will speak on: “The U.S. and the Muslim World: Mutual Misconceptions, Serious Consequences”.  7:30pm. Open to all. 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta.  More info: 770-973-0137 or
October 17
District 3 Commissioner JoAnn Birrell will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday, October 17 at the  Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta. Map: For more information: 770-528-3317 or
Barrington Hall’s Wednesday Lecture Series.  Thomas King will be the topic presented by Dr. Keith Bohannon, associate professor at West Georgia University.  Thomas King is the son of Roswell’s founder Barrington King. Reservations recommended due to limited space.  7pm.  Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell.  More info:  770-640-3855.


October 18
5th Annual Girls’ Night Out.  Girls just want to have fun. Shop, chat and more, all while helping a good cause.  5-8pm at  $25. The Brickyard, Marietta Station, 129 Church Street, Marietta. More info:

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