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School is in session! Community Events August 10 -16

8.19.11

School may be starting but there’s still plenty of fun to be had. Here’s a round-up of a few of our favorite community events happening this week. For more local event ideas and activities, check out our online calendar HERE.

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 www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

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.

Annual Youth Camp & Teen Artists Academy Summer Art Exhibit, through August 31. Showcasing some of the best artwork created by Abernathy Art Center’s emerging artists this summer.  Artwork will include drawings, jewelry, pottery, paintings, and mixed media work.  Opening reception August 2, 6-8pm.  Closing reception August 31, 5-6:30pm.  Free and open to the public.  Monday-Friday:  9am-5pm.  Abernathy Art Center, 254 Johnson Ferry Road NW, Sandy Springs.  More info:  404-613-6172 or www.funtonarts.org.

August 10-12

Legally Blonde the Musical presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre.  When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more “serious,” sorority star Elle sets out to go to Harvard Law School, proving to herself that being true to yourself never goes out of style.  $25-$45.  Thursday-Saturday:  8pm.  Saturday, August 11:  matinee at 2pm.  Sunday:  2pm.  Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta.  More info/tickets:  770-293-0080 or www.atlantalyric theatre.com.

Best of Broadway!  This fast paced and fun show will feature knockout voices and jaw-dropping dancers performing the very best and brightest Broadway hits.  8pm, except Sunday, August 12:  3pm. $20.  Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta.  More info/tickets:  770-293-0080 or
www.earlsmithstrand.org.

 

August 10

GrowSmart presented by Kennesaw State University Small Business Development Center and the Cobb Chamber.  If your business is growing or ready for growth, this program will give you the steps, tools and strategies to get there, combining the latest ideas with timeless business principles.  9am-4pm.  $595/general admission.  $495/members.  Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta.  More info:  Katie White,
770-423-6450.

Cobb Executive Women Luncheon.  Speaker:  Shan Cooper, Vice President & General Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.  Program:  Mentoring to Success.  11:30am.  Members:  $20 online (by noon, August 8); $35 at door.  Guests:  $30 online (by noon, August 8); $45 at door.  The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta.  More info:  770-980-2000 orwww.cobbchamber.org.

Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn:  Garden Photography.  Master Gardener Courtenay Vanderbilt will discuss specialized tips on gardening photography and show you how to turn your pictures into works of art.   Free.  Bring your lunch.  12-1pm.  Cobb County Water Lab, 662 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta.  More info:  770-528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.org.

Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine by Dr. Brian Clement, NMD, PHD, Director of Hippocrates Health Institute, international lecturer, and author.  Dr. Clement will share information on how people with different kinds of health issues have found a way back to health through dietary and lifestyle practices that focus on maximizing nutrition by consuming high quality plant-based foods and eliminating toxins.  August 10:  7pm, Life Café/Life Grocery, 1453 Roswell Road, Marietta.  August 12:  12pm, Community Room, Whole Foods Merchant Walk, 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 580, Marietta.  Limited seating.  More info:  Paula Branson, 404-825-1133 or paula.branson@gmail.com.

 

August 11

Dance Stop Studios Open House, 10am-4pm, 4400 Roswell Road. Register for fall classes, tour the studios, purchase dancewear onsite, join a free mini Zumba class, enjoy performances by our Dance Stop Company, and meet our fabulous staff.  New students registered will receive a gift bag.

River Canoe Trips with an experienced and knowledgeable river naturalist.  Learn the history, habitat, ecology and recent issues impacting the local watershed while enjoying the serenity of the Chattahoochee River.  For ages 6 and up.  6pm.  $30/general public.  $25/members.  Advanced registration required.  Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell.    More info:  770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

East Cobb Rotary Dog Days 5K/1-Mile Run benefiting local and international service projects of the East Cobb Rotary Club. Peachtree qualifier.  5K:  7:30am.  1 Mile:  8:15am.  Race starts and finishes on Woodlawn Drive, south of Little Willeo.  General parking at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.  $20/early registration.  $20/race day or phantom runner.  More info:  678-535-3444 or www.dogdaysrun.com or www.active.com.

Writing as a Second Career – Raymond L. Atkins presented by Georgia Writers Association.  Raymond L. Atkins, an award winning author who has a day job, will share his secrets.  12-2pm.  $10/members.  $20/general admission.  $5/KSU & students.  Kennesaw State University Center, Room 462, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw.  More info:  Lisa Russell, 770-420-4736 or
mrussell@georgiawriters.org.

Southern Museum Lecture Series:  Robert Toombs:  The Last Rebel, an overview of his life with Martin O’Toole.  2pm.  Free.  The Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw.  More info:  7
70-427-2117, ext. 3169, or www.southernmuseum.org.

Lecture with World War II Veteran, Major Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, will be discussing his time during World War II and his work on the Enola Gay.  4-6pm.  Limited seating.  Reservations required.  $5/members.  $10/non-members. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite 200, Marietta.  More info:  770-794-5710 or www.mariettahistory.org.

The 39th Annual American Cancer Society Swordsman’s Ball. Reception:  6:30pm.  Dinner:  7:30pm.  Dancing:  8:30pm-midnight.  Black tie optional.  $125/ticket.  Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.  More info:  Jessica Sweeney, 770-429-0089, ext. 29049, or www.swordsmansball.org.

 

August 12

Temple Beth Tikvah Prospective Member Brunch, 10am-noon. 9955 Coleman Road, Roswell, GA 30075. RSVP@bethtikvah.com. More info  www.bethtikvah.com.

 

August 13

Welcome back to school! Cobb County Schools resume classes today.

 

August 15

Defensive Driving/Driver Improvement Class presented by Safe America.  If you are already driving but want to lower the cost of your car insurance or if you’ve gotten a traffic ticket and need to take a defensive driving class, this class is for you.  6-hour class taught by certified instructors.  Registration needs to be done in person due to a state form requiring signature.  9am-4pm.  Court ordered/point reduction:  $75.  Insurance rate reductions only:  $25.  Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-973-7233 or www.safeamericadrivers.org.

 

August 16

Best of Broadway!  This fast paced and fun show will feature knockout voices and jaw-dropping dancers performing the very best and brightest Broadway hits.  8pm, except Sunday, August 12:  3pm. $20.  Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta.  More info/tickets:  770-293-0080 or
www.earlsmithstrand.org.

Evening with History:  Joseph Earl Dabney, Lockheed retiree, will talk about his experiences chronicling moonshine and corn whisky from America’s Appalachians for two of his books, Mountain Spirits and More Mountain Spirits.  7-9pm.  $7.  Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite 200, Marietta.  More info:  770-794-5710 or www.mariettahistory.org.

 

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