Friday, April 12, 2013
See the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" on Marietta Square; meet adoptable pets at a Petco event in East Cobb; go on a guided walk of the uncompleted section of the Silver Comet Trail; or head to Acworth for the annual Art Fest.
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown When: April 12, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. Where: The Alley Stage, 11 Anderson St SE, Marietta, GA Cost: $25 What: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Sally, Lucy, Schroeder and the rest of the Peanuts gang star in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, a classic musical comedy for audiences of all ages based on the timeless comics by Charles M. Schulz. The play brings to life some of the gang's most memorable situations from both the strip and television specials, with appearances from the Kite-Eating Tree, the Little Red-Haired Girl, Lucy's psychiatry booth, and Snoopy's battles with the Red Baron. And throughout it all, Charlie Brown tries to figure out how to be a "good man." Playwright-composer Clark Gesner's score …
The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum's Scarlett on the Square will feature a Hollywood dinner, receptions and special guests including: actress Anne Jeffreys, author Anne Edwards, cast members Patrick Curtis, Greg Giese and Mickey Kuhn, and more.
Plans are in the works for another annual event at the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, Scarlett on the Square. The weekend is April 19-21, 2013 and special guests who have confirmed their attendance are actress Anne Jeffreys, author Anne Edwards, cast members Patrick Curtis, Greg Giese and Mickey Kuhn, artist Joseph Yakovetic, and grandson of the technical advisor on the set of Gone With the Wind Wilbur Kurtz III. The festivities will include interviews, Q&A’s, and autograph signings with the celebrities along with a Hollywood dinner and two receptions. This year’s event will be the anniversary of Dr. Chris Sullivan’s collection making its home in Marietta. Ten years ago in April 2003, Sullivan struck a deal with the City of Marietta …
Friday, April 5, 2013
This weekend get out to a solo exhibit of recent paintings, prints and drawings by Marietta artist Pedro Gonzalez; a pet adoption in East Cobb; the Uniquely Us Kids & Teens Fashion Show in Smyrna; and the 25th Annual Fundraiser for Special Olympics-Cobb.
Art Exhibit at 2 Rules: "Square Root" by Pedro Gonzalez What: 2 Rules Fine Art gallery presents "Square Root," a solo exhibit of recent paintings, prints and drawings by Marietta artist Pedro A. Gonzalez. These artworks reflect the origins of alphabet systems, signs and symbols. Most of the works are square in shape and draw inspiration from ancient scripts, petroglyphs and codices. When: Through April 27 Where: 2 Rules Fine Art, 85 Church St NE, Marietta, GA Cost: Free Comic Books, Collectibles on Sale at Marietta Event What: Donated comic books and older "collectible" books will be sold at this event. Prices start at $1. Local authors will also be on hand to sell their books. When: Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Where: Cobb County …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
This weekend, you don't have to leave Cobb to join local authors for coffee and conversation, celebrate the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History's 10th anniversary and more.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
This weekend, tour Shoupade Park, participate in a 5K, join local authors for coffee and conversation, celebrate the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History's 10th anniversary and more.
Coffee and Conversation with Four Authors When: Saturday, March 23, 4 to 6 p.m. Where: Daily Grind Coffee House and Cafe, 3960 Mary Eliza Trce NW, Marietta What: Join four Georgia authors, Hildie McQueen, Western Romance; Lindi Peterson, Contemporary Inspirational Romance; Ciara Knight, Young Adult; and Susan Carlisle, Medical Romance for coffee and conversation. There will be door prizes and free pastries. Listen to a five-minute read from each author, ask questions and mingle. Author signing will follow event. Tour Shoupade Park - 2013 Phoenix Flies When: Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 24. Where: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Paces Mill, 3444 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA What: The River Line Historic Area’s Roberta Cook …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Hundreds will attend the annual event of song, testimonies and presentations to raise awareness for our troops and let them know we support them. See how you can enter to win a pair of tickets to the event!
The Marietta Museum of History and Patch want to offer you and a friend a special night out. We are giving away a pair of Strand tickets to March 1's Hearts for Heroes IV. Entering this contest is easy. Just post a comment at the bottom of this article and tell us what your favorite thing to do in Cobb County is or share your thanks to our servicemen. Just a sentence or two will be fine. For the fourth year, Marietta will celebrate, honor and remember local servicemen and wounded warriors with the Hearts for Heroes event at the Strand Theatre. This year five of the cities in Cobb County will recognize and honor a “citizen soldier” for their service to their country and their community. Attendees will be treated to patriotic musical …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Take a look at this roundup of events in Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Counties, Feb. 15 through Feb. 17.
Douglasville Arbor Day Event What: Keep Douglasville Beautiful invites you to celebrate Arbor Day with tree plantings at Jessie Davis Park. The event will include an educational workshop led by a certified arborist, a tree planting demonstration and free pecan seedlings. Where: Davis Park, 7775 Malone St, Douglasville When: Friday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. "Beehive: The 60's Musical" What: Beehive is a rockin’ musical celebration of the girl groups who left their mark on 60’s music and on many of our lives. Relive music’s golden era and an empowering time in history with "The Name Game," "The Beat Goes On," "Respect," "Natural Woman," "My Boyfriend’s Back," "One Fine Day," "To Sir With Love," "It’s My Party," "Proud Mary," "Downtown" and more. …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Want to celebrate Mardi Gras in the Northwest Atlanta area? Enjoy festive food, music and family fun at Saturday's Marietta Mardi Gras 5K Run.
This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend & Community Spotlight features the 4th Annual Marietta Mardi Gras 5K Run on the Marietta Square. The event benefits the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta and it's community partners. The 5K run will begin Saturday at 8 a.m., with the 1K beginning at 8:45 a.m. and the Tot-Trot at 9 a.m. For the third year, the Junior League is teaming up with Shoes for the Cure for a shoe drive. All shoe donations are welcome - not just running shoes. There will be bins for drop-off available. Cost is $30 for adults and $15 for Tot-Trot. Visit http://www.marietta5k.com/ or Junior League of Cobb-Marietta's website for more information and registration.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the 5K Run on Marietta Square, Atkins Park’s Oyster and Mardi Gras Festival in Smyrna, Henry’s Louisiana Grill Mardi Gras celebration in Acworth, a Masquerade Ball, or a Jazz Brunch Buffet in Kennesaw.
Mardi Gras is a week away, Tuesday, Feb. 12; however, Cobb County is kicking off the festivities early with a run on Marietta Square this weekend, a meet and eat for seniors on Thursday, and music and dining events leading up to Fat Tuesday. Take a look at some of the events going on this week and next week, and be sure to share your events in the comments below or in the community calendar. Thursday, February 7 from noon to 2 p.m. Cost: $8.00 Resident; $10 Non-Resident Join the Freeman Poole Senior Center for the Mardi Gras Meet and Eat. Dress to impress. Akil Shakir will be performing live with music from the 70’s. Enjoy a delicious meal too. Call the C. Freeman Poole Senior Center at 770-801-3400 for details and reservation. Saturday, …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Enjoy music, exercise and Thanksgiving fun while helping fight poverty at MUST Ministries' 10th-annual Gobble Jog.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend & Community Spotlight features the 10th Annual Gobble Jog by MUST Ministries. The road race on Thanksgiving morning raises money to fight poverty. This year’s theme, “It’s kind of a big deal,” heralds the Nov. 22 event that will hopefully attract 10,000 runners, building on last year’s 9,453 attendees. Proceeds from the race help MUST Ministries provide 34,000 individuals each year with food, shelter, education and employment opportunities, clothing and access to healthcare to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness and foster long-term change. Visit Patch's Event Calendar for more details on the Gobble Jog and how to register. Got a great event coming up in your community? Upload it onto …