Free Tickets to New 'Courageous' Movie
South Cobb natives Stephen and Alex Kendrick wrote and directed this movie—inspired by their father Dr. Larry Kendrick, headmaster and founder of Cumberland Christian Academy.
We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us make our dollars as valuable as possible.
Here are some deals that hopefully will stretch your dollars to the max:
1. Free 'Courageous' Movie Tickets on Saturday
Deal: An Austell church is giving away free tickets to Courageous, a new film by two graduates of Cumberland Christian Academy in Austell. Dr. David O'Dell, pastor of First Baptist Church Austell, said the church has bought nearly 300 tickets for the 7:40 p.m. showing on Saturday at Regal Cinemas, 2480 East-West Connector, Austell.
Courageous, written by brothers Stephen and Alex Kendrick, will debut Friday. Stephen produced the film; Alex directed and acts in the movie. Through Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, the Kendricks also have made these movies: Flywheel, Facing the Giants and Fireproof.
For Courageous, the PG-13 storyline concerns police officers needing to be just as courageous at home as they are on the field.
Just as they paid tribute to their father, Dr. Larry Kendrick, in Facing the Giants, the brothers acknowledge his courage in rearing them in a godly manner and founding Cumberland Christian Academy. Kendrick has been the headmaster for the last 22 years.
This year, however, their father will transition to being the headmaster emeritus as he and his wife move to Albany to be near their three sons and their families.
When: 7:40 p.m., Saturday
Where: Regal Cinemas, 2480 East-West Connector, Austell
2. Jobs at Career Expo at Cobb Civic Center
Deal: The ninth annual Marietta/Cobb Career Expo will be held today at the Cobb Civic Center. More than 70 organizations will be recruiting during this free event. Among the participating employers, colleges and service organizations will be AFLAC, Comcast, Department of Veterans Affairs, Engineering Design Technologies, Inc., Chattahoochee Technical College, Regions Bank, Waffle House, Walgreens and WellStar Health System.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., today
Where: Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway at Fairground Street, Marietta
Contact: Georgia Department of Labor at 770-528-6109
3. Free Lithia Springs Church Fall Festival, ArtFest
Deal: The free Lithia Springs United Methodist Church Fall Festival and ArtFest will be held Saturday. Among the attractions will be an amateur talent contest, face-painting competition, arts and crafts, a zip line, pumpkin decorating, games and a cake walk.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
Where: Lithia Springs United Methodist Church, 3711 Temple St., Lithia Springs
Contacts: Ann Cockerill, AnnCockerill@bellsouth.net, 770-948-5428
4. Free Workshop for First-Time Homebuyers
Deal: A free first-time homebuyer workshop will be held Saturday at the Cobb Extension Office in Marietta. This event will be hosted by Cobb Extension and CredAbility, a nonprofit credit counseling and education organization.
Participants will receive information about budget and credit, down payment assistance, the loan process, the real estate process, day of closing, insurance and inspection. At the conclusion of the session, participants also will receive an HUD-approved certificate. Seating is limited to the first 40 participants.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
Where: Cobb Extension Office, 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta
Contact: CredAbility at 800-251-2227
5. Consignment Sale in Smyrna
Deal: The CCC MOPS Sixth Annual Children's Consignment Sale will be held Friday and Saturday in Smyrna. (MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers.) Among the items to be sold by around 200 sellers will be high quality, gently used clothing in sizes newborn through 8 years, maternity clothes, toys, baby gear, books and bedding.
Strollers are welcome. For the first 500 shoppers, there will be goody bags. Many items will be half off on Saturday.
When: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday
Where: Cumberland Community Church, Studio C3, 3110 Sports Ave. near Spring Road, Smyrna
Cost: Free admission
Contacts: 678-941-9197 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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