Fundraiser

Roasted at The Strand

On September 7, 2014 the Earl Smith Strand Theatre will be awash with sizzling sounds, the clang of pans, and possibly the scent of a culinary setback or two. Roasted: A Celebrity “Food Fight” Fundraiser, benefitting the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation and The Strand, is a cooking competition between public figures of Marietta to decide who will go home the champ and who will go home roasted.

Guests of the event will be greeted with h’orderves prepared by the Chattahoochee Technical College Culinary Program and will then gather in the auditorium to watch the competition unfold live on The Strand stage.

The show will feature four teams consisting of a chef and sous chef: Mayor Steve Tumlin (City of Marietta) with Shan Cooper (VP, Lockheed Martin);  Chairman Tim Lee (Chairman, Cobb Commissioners) with Elaine Armster (Special Projects Chief, GDOT); Attorney General Sam Olens (State of Georgia) with Kim Gresh (President, SA White Oil Co); and Mayor Max Bacon (City of Smyrna) with Faye DiMassimo (Director, Cobb DOT)

Johnnie Gabriel, of Gabriel’s bakery and restaurant in Marietta, Ga, will be hosting the event. With the help of two randomly selected audience members, Gabriel will judge the finished dishes. Chef Hillary Gallagher of Chattahoochee Tech and her team of culinary students will be keeping a close eye on the competitors to ensure the historic theatre stays intact.

“We are so excited to host such a unique event here at The Strand,” says Cassi Costoulas, general manager of The Strand Theatre, “this will be a very fun and entertaining evening, and we can’t wait to see what our ‘celebrity chefs’ create.”

Silent Auction will take place in lobby prior to the show. Tickets are $45 and include assigned seating and h’orderves. To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, visit: www.earlsmithstrand.org.

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100 Wheels Fundraiser – Wheelchairs for Vets.

SUN-MON AUG 31/SEPT1 – 100 WHEELS – 100 Songs for Soldiers 1:00 PM -12:00 am  at Paddy’s Pub, Kennesaw.  This two day Music event is a fundraiser to purchase wheelchairs for disabled U.S. Veterans, and our goal is to purchase 25 wheelchairs with the proceeds from this event. 100% of the donations that we receive from the event will be used to purchase wheelchairs. Visit www.100wheels.org.
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The Youth Museum’s Fundraiser – Sept 6.

AUCTION ItemsThe Youth Museum is holding its Twelfth Annual BBQ and Silent Auction on Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, celebrating over 44 years of serving students in Cobb County and the metro area. Delicious BBQ by Sam Huff’s BBQ-1, live music by Old Mill Road Band, tours of the Museum’s current exhibit, “America’s Pathways to Independence” and a fabulous Silent Auction will be the highlights of the evening. Sam Heaton, Director of Cobb County Department of Public Safety, will be the emcee.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Please call the Museum during business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM at 770.427.2563. Email youthmuseum@aol.com or find us online atwww.theyouthmuseum.org.

Businesses and individuals are invited to invest in the education and future of the children who visit the Youth Museum. The children do not forget their experiences and the Museum represents opportunities for learning in the best possible way – individual personal involvement.

Sip For the Trip Benefitting Southern Journey Transport

PAWSitive Supporters (who help Cobb County homeless and shelter animals) invites you to come  have fun, have a beer and plan on attending the Sip for the Trip – a beer tasting event hosted by Wise Owl Growlers and Top Dogs Pet Boutique.  This family friendly event includes beer, cider, snacks, music and fun.  The party is Friday, Aug 15 from 6-9 at Wise Owl Growlers, 2605 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw.  The suggested donation is $10.00.  All proceeds will benefit the Southern Journey Transport Program.  For more information call 678-723-5644.beer_tasting_8.15.14

The Southern Journey Transport program is sponsored by Pawsitive Supporters and Top Dogs Pet Boutique.  Once a month 30-50 dogs are transported to New England to find forever homes.  We transport these dogs because while shelters, volunteers, rescue groups, and  fosters try hard; there are NOT enough homes here in the South for all the strays and owner turn-ins.  Most of the pets are already spoken for before they arrive.  The transporters are required to send pictures and bios before the pets will be accepted by the shelters in New England.  The cost of each transport is about $2,000, depending on the price of gas, etc.

ART-Barks and Purrs- June 21

kidsCobb Animal Control staff will host its third annual ART-Barks and Purrs 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, June 21. This is part of continuing efforts to find homes for the homeless animals of Cobb County. The festival is designed to bring people to the shelter via an exciting event.

Staff and volunteers, along with local rescue groups, all work together to get the animals in new homes. At the event, more than 30 local arts and crafts vendors that have animal related art will be on hand. The free, fun and family-friendly festival will be held at the shelter, 1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, and include great raffle prizes, special adoption rates and food. Participants are encouraged to bring an unexpired and unopened dog or cat food donation to help the community.

The Marietta Daily Journal has an excellent article on this program.  To read the article click here. MDJ Art-Barks and Purrs.

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Sip For the Trip Benefitting Southern Journey Transport

PAWSitive Supporters (who help Cobb County homeless and shelter animals) invites you to come  have fun, have a beer and plan on attending the Sip for the Trip – a beer tasting event hosted by Wise Owl Growlers and Top Dogs Pet Boutique.  This family friendly event includes beer, cider, snacks, music and fun.  The party is Friday, May 30 from 6-9 at Wise Owl Growlers, 2605 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw.  The suggested donation is $10.00.  All proceeds will benefit the Southern Journey Transport Program.  For more information call 678-723-5644. fundraiser for Southern Journey Transport

The Southern Journey Transport program is sponsored by Pawsitive Supporters and Top Dogs Pet Boutique.  Once a month 30-50 dogs are transported to New England to find forever homes.  We transport these dogs because while shelters, volunteers, rescue groups, and  fosters try hard; there are NOT enough homes here in the South for all the strays and owner turn-ins.  Most of the pets are already spoken for before they arrive.  The transporters are required to send pictures and bios before the pets will be accepted by the shelters in New England.  The cost of each transport is about $2,000, depending on the price of gas, etc.

INDOOR YARD SALE TO BENEFIT MOSTLY MUTTS

householdgoodsMostly Mutts is holding their 6TH annual indoor yard sale at Sprayberry Square Shopping Center, 2550 Sandy Plains Rd., Suite 200 Marietta, GA  30066 during the weekends of March 14 – 16, and March 21 – 23.

Items for sale include antiques, furniture, electronics, pet supplies, home and garden décor, children’s clothing, games, toys, collectibles, sporting goods, etc.

The hours of operation are: Saturdays (March 8, 15 & 22): 10AM – 4PM and Sundays (March 15, 22 & 23): 12AM – 4PM

We will be accepting donations of food for Pet Buddies Food Pantry. Please bring unopened, unexpired dry and canned dog and cat food during the sale.

About Mostly Mutts
: Mostly Mutts is an all volunteer-based, licensed shelter and 501(C)3 organization that has placed over 3,000 animals since its inception in 2004. The mission of Mostly Mutts is to work closely with animal control officers and other rescue organizations to reduce the number of animals euthanized at local shelters. Mostly Mutts provides housing, health care, training, plus physical and emotional care to adoptable animals until they find a new home. Visit Mostlymutts.org or call 770-325-7387 for more information

Mellow Mushroom hosts Norman, the Scooter-Riding Dog – September 16.

dogAll you can eat Pizza and a firsthand glimpse of Norman, the famous scooter-riding dog, raising funds for the Road Trip Home animal rescue charity.

Monday, September 16th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Mellow Mushroom in Kennesaw, Georgia, located at 1133 Chastain Road, will be hosting a fundraiser for the Road Trip Home animal rescue charity featuring Norman, the famous scooter-riding dog.

Norman will be showing off his scooter-riding skills from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Norman loves to perform for an audience and has already appeared on Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman and Inside Edition to name a few.

Tickets are $20 for adults, which includes an all you can eat pizza special and two Red Hare brews, and $8 for children, which also includes the pizza special and a fountain drink. All proceeds benefit the Road Trip Home animal rescue charity, which is a 100% volunteer organization providing lifesaving services for homeless pets condemned to die in Georgia. Road Trip Home works tirelessly to save as many homeless pets as possible and to re-locate them to No Kill shelters in states where there is a demand for shelter animals.

Covering The Bases – Fundraiser for Horizon Field in Acworth

Thecoverbases Acworth Police Department and the Horizon League are preparing for the upcoming Covering The Bases Fundraiser. The event will kick off Friday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. and continue over the next 24 hours, concluding at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. This fundraising event helps support the Horizon Field athletics and programming. “Covering the Bases” was initially started to help raise the needed funds to build a synthetic rubberized ball field where children with all types of disabilities could participate in recreational sports. Monies raised also helped to build a handicap accessible playground, as well as a handicap accessible concession stand. This fundraiser has since helped maintain the field, equipment, and create new programs; such as a kickball league, soccer clinics, adult baseball leagues and new this year, adaptive tennis.
During this event, we have live concerts, a movie on the field, vendor demonstrations from local businesses, a midnight kickball tournament, baseball games and much, much more! We will have vendors set-up throughout the event, along with different activities for the kids (such as: bounce houses, radar speed trailer for fastest pitch, rock climbing wall, face painting, etc…). This is a fun filled event with activities for everyone! This is a 100% volunteer event and every dollar raised goes back into the Horizon programs. To date Covering the Bases has raised over $100,000.00 dollars to help support the Horizon League. Come out and show your support for this amazing league in Acworth! Donations are welcome.  Visit www.acworth.org and click on Calendar Event: Covering the Bases for donation link.

Sing Along with Mamma Mia at the Strand.

mamamiaCalling all women who love the movie Mamma Mia and the songs of Abba.  You are invited to a fundraiser at the Strand on Thursday July 11, 2013.  Bring your best singing voice, think vacation on a Greek  isle and join the fun which starts at 6:30 pm with $1.00 wine, cocktail party and a silent auction.  7:30 is the Organ Pre Show and Sing along on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ.  (P.S. – guys are welcome too).

The ladies from  Steel Magnolias (Cassandra Buckalew,  Holly Comer, Cassi Costoulas, Faye DiMassimo, Kim Gresh, and Dianne Weeks) will be our hosts — and if you saw their performance last January, you know this will be another evening of fun and laughter.

Bring your girlfriends, daughters and daughters-in-love!  No assigned seating of course, so no need to buy tix as a block.  Tickets are $30 a piece and benefit the Strand.  Call the Strand Box office at 770-293-0080 to purchase your tickets or go online at http://www.earlsmithstrand.org.  The box office is open M-F from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

ABOUT THE MOVIE: (Rated PG-13) Relive the fun and celebration with the sparkling Mamma Mia! Set on the colorful Greek island of Kalokairi, the plot serves as a lively background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman soon to be married discovers that any one of three men (Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth) could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep). Watch the drama ensue in this feel-good experience that will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. Lyrics will be displayed at the bottom of the screen to sing along to!