Kennesaw’s Book, CD & DVD Swap

Clear Out Your Bookshelves and Swap Your Old Stories for New Adventures

bookcddvdswap_kidsKennesaw Parks & Recreation’s is hosting its popular Book, CD & DVD Swap at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive, on Saturday, January 28 from 8 to 11 a.m.

You still have time to  drop off gently used hardcover or paperback books, music CDs and DVD movies  Friday, January 27 from 12 to 8 p.m. and receive a ticket redeemable for the same number of items during “open swap” time on Saturday, January 28.

Books must have their front and back covers intact and be in good condition. CDs and DVDs must be in their original cases and fully operable. Magazines, software, record albums, VHS or cassette tapes, adult content, unauthorized or illegal material will not be accepted.

After the event, all unclaimed items will be donated to charitable organizations.

This is not a book sale. It is a FREE media swap. Items will not be available for purchase.

Assistance is needed during the event with receiving, sorting, counting and bagging items. Volunteers must have the ability to bend, stoop, stand and lift up to 20lbs. To sign up for a volunteer shift, visit and click on “Volunteers.”

For more information, visit or call (770) 422-9714.



piedmontchristmasThere is a variety of activities to chose from the weekend of December 8 (yes Thursday is part of the weekend) through December 12 in North Cobb and West Cobb.  Take a look, we are sure you will find something that tickles your fancy.

christmas-harpTHU-FRI DEC 8-9 – CHRISTMAS MEMORIES CONCERT – Presented by Symphony on the Square at the Cobb Civic Center, Jennie T Anderson Theatre. Performances at 8pm. State Solicitor, Barry Morgan, will read “The Night Before Christmas”.  Enjoy a concert full of fun and beloved Christmas songs. Tickets are $15 and available online at

FRI, SAT, SUN DEC 9-21 CHRISTMAS TRADITION at the Strand, a Musical Production on the Square, Marietta.  Tickets are $25 and available at The Strand Box Office at 770.293.0080, online at, or at 117 North Park Square.  Visit Website for times.

FRI DEC 9 – HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY – 7pm, Kennesaw Memorial Park invites the public to attend this service for an uplifting and meaningful way for families who suffered a loss to start the holiday season. 1306 Whiltock Ave, Marietta

FRI-SAT DEC 9-10 – CHRISTMAS AT PIEDMONT – Presented by Superior Plumbing, enjoy loads of activities for the whole family: FREE kid’s zone, arts and crafts, local entertainment, great food and petting zoo (Saturday only). Friday hours: 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm. Call 770-423-1330 or visit for more info

breakfastsantaSAT DEC 10 – BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Daddy’s Country Kitchen invites families to have breakfast with Santa from 9-Noon. Adults: $9; Kids 10 and under $5.00.  We suggest you call (770) 974-2281 and make reservations. . Daddy’s is located at 3485 Acworth Due West Rd #200, Acworth.

SAT DEC 10 – KENNESAW’S BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Kennesaw Parks & Recreation is partnering with the Kennesaw-Acworth Optimist Club to host an “all-you-care-to-eat” pancake breakfast with Santa at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive. Two seating options available: 8 to 9:15 a.m.; and 10 to 11:15 a.m. Advance tickets are $6 per person, purchased in advance at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Tickets are available for purchase at the door for $8 per person (based on availability, space is limited). Children two (2) years of age and under do not need a ticket; however, they must sit on an adult’s lap. For additional information, call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.

SAT DEC 10 – POLAR EXPRESS ADVENTURE – Southern Museum from 2:30-7pm. Immerse yourself in the classic story told throughout the museum, with vignettes highlighting the plot and interactive performers bringing the story to life. Pre-sale tickets are available online at Get $1 off event pre-sale tickets only using coupon code “BRIGHTSIDE” at checkout! Regular admission tickets purchased at the event are $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors (60+), $5.50 for children (4-12), and FREE for children 3 and under. This event is FREE for Museum members.Call 770-427-2117 ext. 3058 for more information, and visit for event details.

AT DEC 10 – SLEIGHBELLS ON THE SQUARE 5K – The Cobb County Bar Association will host the 16th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5k/1k/Tot Trot. Benefiting the Cobb Children’s Emergency Fund. The Fund provides emergency grants to Cobb County households facing financial emergencies or crises. More information can be found on the Sleighbells on the Square page at or at

greatgigSUN DEC 11 – SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE SEASON – Great Gig Dance Co. presents “Sights and Sounds of the Season,” a musical Christmas variety show to get you in the holiday spirit at NorthStar Church. This is a fundraiser for the Great Gig Dance Ensemble, to help offset their expenses as they perform through out the Southeast. Tickets are $12 in advance, and may be pre-purchased by calling Great Gig Dance Co. at 770-218-2112. You may also purchase tickets at the door for $15. NorthStar Church is located at 3413 Blue Springs Road in Kennesaw.

MON DEC 12 – MARIETTA MAYOR STATE OF THE CITY – Marietta Business Association Luncheon to be held at the Radisson Hotel 1775 Parkway Place SE, Marietta, Georgia from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm. To register visit, click on Events.


Christmas Toys for Our Local Service Men and Women

toys1THE THINK MELISSA TEAM is collecting toys and gift cards to support our local military families through The Georgia National Guard Family Program Office.  Thank you in advance for your contributions and making this an amazing Christmas for these well deserving families, who sacrifice for us all.

Please help spread the word.  The donation deadline is 12/14/16.

With all the financial cutbacks, we are seeing more and more of our Service Members and Families struggling to make ends meet. Now more than ever we are really relying on volunteers and your kind donations. The Christmas Assistance Program is designed to be a supplemental program for Service Members that are struggling financially (due to unemployment, underemployment, illness, wounded or a single parent, etc.) and are not able to provide for their children. Those in need may be deployed, have recently returned from overseas, are classified as a wounded warrior or are a traditional National Guardsman.

You can deliver your donations (UNWRAPPED PLEASE) to my office (Atlanta Communities, 3405 Dallas Hwy #720, Marietta, GA 30064 – Attention Melissa Krudwig) in Marietta;  to BounceU, 1634 Cobb International Blvd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152; Aqua-Tots, 2655 Cobb Pkwy NW Suite 102, Kennesaw, GA 30152; or contact me to coordinate another option at 770-310-3269 (M) or

We thank you in advance for your willingness to help our Men and Woman who selflessly serve our county.

All the Best, Melissa, Angie, Kristie, and Kim




Winter Wonderland, Holiday Express and More

aidensiceskatephotoFRI NOV 18 – WINTER WONDERLAND RETURNS TO MARIETTA – First day to ice skate on the Square in Marietta. Winter Wonderland. The merchants on the square will host their Holiday Open House and Candlelight Shopping. Open House will be held from 6-9.  For more information for ice skating hours and the Santa hours on the Square and online bookings for Santa, please visit the Winter Wonderland website www.

bravoFRI-SUN NOV 18-20 – HOLIDAY EXPRESS: A NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE – Bravo Dance Center invites you to come aboard as their train journeys north from the Blue Ridge Mountains to New York City to deliver the Christmas Tree to Rockefeller Center. Four shows will be held at the Strand (on the Square, Marietta): Friday Nov 18 at 8pm, Saturday Nov 19 at 3pm and 7pm, Sunday Nov 20 at 3pm. Tickets: $15 or $18 and are available at

SAT NOV 19 – ACWORTH’S TURKEY CHASE – Enjoy an exhilarating 5K run through Historic Downtown Acworth and along the shores of beautiful Lake Acworth. Walk, jog, or run, participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. Begins at 9am. For more information, to register and for sponsorship opportunities visit

TUE NOV 29 – KENNESAW TREE LIGHTING –  Join Mayor Easterling and other city officials at the pedestrian underpass plaza directly across from Revival on Main in downtown Kennesaw as they “flip the switch” to illuminate the official Christmas tree. The free program begins at 6 pm and will include festive choral music and sing-along, light refreshments, and plenty of holiday cheer. For more information, visit or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.

What’s on the Calendar through Nov 12

Our community is celebrating our vets in the coming week along with many other things.  Take time out to thank a veteran or active military serving for taking care of us.patriotspoint2

MON NOV 7 – MARIETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON 11:00 – 1:00 Radisson Hotel, Marietta.  Guest Speaker Donna C Rowe, US Army Nurse Corps 1964-1969. To make a reservation visit

TUE NOV 8 – ELECTION DAY – Get Out and Vote! It is your civic duty! Visit to find your voting precinct if you live in Cobb.

TUE NOV 8 – KENNESAW BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON 11:00 – 1:00 KSU Community Center. Come meet the Braves manager: Brian Snitker.  To make a reservation visit

WED NOV 9 – BLOOD DRIVE – McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church, 4075 Macland Road, Powder Springs, is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in Oaks Hall. To schedule an appointment,, enter sponsor code mmumc, or call 1-800-Red-Cross. For more information, contact Nancy Folds at (770) 943-3008, x5002 or

WED NOV 9 – GARDEN CLUB MEETING – Come and socialize and listen to this month’s program on “Let the Holiday Season Begin! Ideas for holiday decor”. This meeting is also our annual bake sale so come prepared to purchase delicious edibles. The Marietta Council of Garden Clubs meeting will be held at the Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Ave, Marietta, GA, 30060, 770-427-3494.

FRI NOV 11 – VETERANS DAY PARADE – The City of Marietta and the Kiwanis Club of Marietta’s will host the 12th Annual Veterans Day Parade at 11am on the Marietta Square. Grand Marshall for the 2016 Veterans Day Parade is Captain Ed Gallrein, United States Navy SEAL (retired).

FRI NOV 11 VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON sponsored by the City of Kennesaw and American Legion Post 304.  Lunch is complimentary to all veterans and active military personnel.  The event will be held from noon – 2 pm at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw.

FRI NOV 11 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY sponsored by the City of Acworth.  Join us on Friday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Patriots Point at Cauble Park, home of the Veterans Memorial to honor our nation’s veterans.  This year’s keynote speaker is State Representative Ed Setzler, Mr. Setzler served on active duty for nine years as an officer in the US Army.

FRI NOV 11 MARTINIS AND MUSIC – Marietta Cobb Museum of Art 5:30-8:30 pm. Entertainment by Boozer McClure & Friends. Light Hors D’oeuvres & Cash Bar Free to members; $10 for non-members Contact Sally Macaulay at for more information!

SAT NOV 12 – WOMAN’S HEART LUNCHEON – Kennesaw First Baptist Church Women’s Ministry presents the 15th annual “Woman’s Heart Luncheon” at 1:00 pm.  Yvonne Conte, a Christian comedienne, will be the guest speaker.  You can check her out at  Tickets are $10 and include admission and meal.  For tickets or more information contact Debbie Rivera at 770-427-3109 or

SAT NOV 12 – HOLIDAY BAZAAR – Friends in Faith Holiday Bazaar will be held from 9:00-3:00 at Kennesaw United Methodist Church in our Christian Activity Center. Start your holiday shopping here! If you are an individual or direct sales vendor who would like to participate, we are still accepting applications. Please contact for an application.

SAT NOV 12 – ELECTRONICS & PAINT RECYCLING – Hosted by Harrison High School Bands in the upper parking lot of Harrison High School from 9am-5pm. There is a $10.00 requested donation per car load. 100% of the donation goes to the HHS Bands program. There is a $20.00 processing fee for 1 TV/monitor and $15.00 each for 2 or more. A portion of this amount goes to HHS Bands as well. We are now offering large item pick-ups for an additional donation fee. Contact us at to get details or schedule a pick-up.

SAT NOV 12 – CHEROKEE HEIGHTS ARTS FESTIVAL – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Etowah Drive between Freyer and Seminole Drives in Marietta. There is no admission charge and all parking is free. Enjoy a wide variety of local arts and crafts, entertainment and children’s art-play booths.

SAT NOV 12 – INDOOR ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR – 10am-4pm; Cartersville Civic Center 435 W. Main St.  Over 70 vendors with handcrafted items. Food and drink available for purchase.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping & have some lunch.  Free admission and parking. Sponsored by Friends of Bartow County Library.

SAT NOV 12 – MARIETTA TREE KEEPERS – Join us as we plant trees in the Marietta City Cemetery at 8:30am. The parking/sign-in address is: Brown Park, 358 West Atlanta St., Marietta, 30064, look for the green signage. In case of bad weather please call 770-424-4664 for weather updates and rain date.



Family Fun Events – Oct 6-10

chalktoberfestSAT-SUN OCT 8-9 CHALKTOBERFEST – on the Square in Marietta.  Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art  presents its annual Chalktoberfest that takes place around the Marietta Square and down Atlanta Street to the museum. This year, the Chalktoberfest theme is “Old Masters” and will feature over 80 contracted, professional chalk artists from around the US, Mexico and Canada. Artists will draw in front of spectators during both dates from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to MCMA is free for the duration of the festival.
On Saturday, Oct. 8th, Chalktoberfest includes their annual Craft Beer Festival in conjunction with the Chalk Festival.  This Craft Beer Festival allows visitors to walk around and enjoy the Chalk Art while drinking samples. Chalktoberfest will feature an after hours concert in the Park with live music by A1A the Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band starting at 6:00pm.  Check the Chalktoberfest Website for the purchase of concert tables.
On Sunday, Oct. 9th, Chalktoberfest will bring in their Creative Kids craft-making section 1:00pm – 5:00pm, geared toward children of all ages – and host their non-professional Chalk Competition with Youth, Teen, School, and Adult Divisions.  Competition starts at 10:00am.  Winners announced at 3:00pm.  The Professional Chalk area will be available to view until 8:00pm Sunday night.

THU-SUN OCT 6-16 – “HAMLET” – at Theatre in the Square, Marietta. The show, directed by Emil Thomas, is set in a contemporary world.‘I am excited to be bringing a contemporary version of Hamlet to Marietta,’ says Thomas. ‘I think it will put a new twist on the play and really entertain’. Tickets are available at The theater is located at 11 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta, GA 30064. Phone: (770) 422-8369.

FRI OCT 7 – MARIETTA SQUARE ART WALK – Enjoy the fall season with colorful works of art at the square. This is a self guided tour from 5-9pm. Visit the art galleries, museums, boutiques and restaurants!

FRI-SAT OCT 7-8 – ALLATOONA BOOK FESTIVAL – Award-winning author Janisse Ray will keynote the Allatoona Book Festival at the Roberts Community Center in Acworth which will include speakers, panels and workshops featuring area authors specializing in a variety of genres. Saturday includes a full day of workshops, panels and speakers starting at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast hosted by Acworth Tourism. The event is sponsored by the Acworth Cultural Arts Center. It is free and open to the public.

img_2924FRI-SUN OCT 7-9 – “ON THE RADIO” PERFORMANCE – Presented by CCEPA (Pebblebrook’s ComPA). Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Show times: Fri. and Sat. at 7:30pm, Sun. at 3:30pm. Join us for a high-energy, non-stop hour of fun recalling the great hits of the past featuring the 24 talented singers, dancers, and actors of CCCEPA’s premier musical theatre troupe, ComPAny 2017. In addition to a whole section of jazz standards, this year’s show features many of your favorite pop songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Tickets are $10.00 and available online at only and cannot be purchased by calling the Anderson Theatre box office.

SAT OCT 8 – TIM CRUNK MEMORIAL 5K – The event starts at 8AM with a 1 Mile Fun Run for Kids beginning at 9AM. Registration begins at 7AM.  The course is spread out around Cedarcrest Church and includes running through neighborhoods bordering Lake Allatoona. Parking at Cedarcrest Church, 4600 Cobb Parkway, Acworth. Register online at Funds raised are used to provide schools and educators with the training, supplies, and support they need to create a successful environment for hundreds of students around Haiti.

SAT OCT 8 – SHREDDING DAY – City of Marietta and Keep Marietta Beautiful invite you to participate in their Shred Documents Saturday.  The event will be from 9:00 am till Noon at 591 N. Marietta Pkwy, just east of Fairground on the N. Loop.  For more information contact KMB at 770-794-5606.

SAT OCT 8 – MARIETTA TREE KEEPERS DAY – Calling for volunteers of all ages to come out and assist as we maintain Hill Park. Hill Park is a pretty little pocket park that was transformed from a once vacant lot just a few blocks off the northeast corner of Historic Marietta Square. Please arrive by 8:30am. For more info, please call 770-424-4664.

SAT OCT 8 – NCHS ORCHESTRA YARD SALE – 8:00 am-2:00 pm – North Cobb HS Cafeteria. Come out and support the North Cobb Orchestra. All proceeds from this event will help offset the cost of the Chamber Orchestra’s invitation to the Music for All Orchestra America Festival in Indianapolis, in March

SAT-SUN OCT 8-9 CHALKTOBERFEST – on the Square in Marietta.  Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art  presents its annual Chalktoberfest that takes place around the Marietta Square and down Atlanta Street to the museum. This year, the Chalktoberfest theme is “Old Masters” and will feature over 80 contracted, professional chalk artists from around the US, Mexico and Canada. Artists will draw in front of spectators during both dates from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to MCMA is free for the duration of the festival.
On Saturday, Oct. 8th, Chalktoberfest includes their annual Craft Beer Festival in conjunction with the Chalk Festival.  This Craft Beer Festival allows visitors to walk around and enjoy the Chalk Art while drinking samples. Chalktoberfest will feature an after hours concert in the Park with live music by A1A the Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band starting at 6:00pm.  Check the Chalktoberfest Website for the purchase of concert tables.
On Sunday, Oct. 9th, Chalktoberfest will bring in their Creative Kids craft-making section 1:00pm – 5:00pm, geared toward children of all ages – and host their non-professional Chalk Competition with Youth, Teen, School, and Adult Divisions.  Competition starts at 10:00am.  Winners announced at 3:00pm.  The Professional Chalk area will be available to view until 8:00pm Sunday night.

SAT-SUN OCT 8-9 – GEORGIA BALLET’S “PETER PAN” – The Georgia Ballet brings it season opener “Peter Pan” to the J. Alton Keith Theatre, 2400 New MacLand Road in Powder Springs. To purchase tickets visit or call 770-528-0881.

High Holy Days, Marietta

starofdavidCongregation Kehillat HaShem
640 Stone House Lane NW
Marietta, GA 30064

Invites you to join in the celebration of the High Holy Days

High Holy Day services are led by Rabbi Jeffery Feinstein and follow the Reform Machzor, “Gates of Repentance”.   Worshippers are encouraged to bring their own books.  A limited number are available at services.

Services are open to all at no charge, however, seating is limited.  Please contact CKH at 770 218-8094 to reserve your seat.**

Schedule of Services

10/02/2016  Erev Rosh Hashanah – 7:30 pm
10/03/2016  Rosh Hashanah Day – 10:00 am
10/11/2016   Kol Nidre (Erev Yom Kippur) – 7:00 pm
10/12/2016  Yom Kippur Morning – 10:00 am
10/12/2016  Yom Kippur Afternoon – 3:00 pm
10/12/2016  Yizkor – 4:30 pm  (approximate)
10/12/2016  Neilah and Havdalah – 5:00 pm  (approximate)

For additional information contact Rabbi Feinstein at
770 218-8094, or visit him on the web at

**Donations are appreciated to help to continue to provide services
(checks can be made payable to Rabbi Jeffery Feinstein)


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Family fun Events in Cobb County – Sept 2-12

Waiting for Fall?  In the meantime – take a look for the family fun events going on in Cobb County Kennesaw/Acworth and Marietta.  Most are free!

artteen1FRI SEPT 2 – MARIETTA SQUARE ART WALK – 5:00-9:00 pm.  Free self-guided walking tour.  Come and enjoy live music, original local photography, painting, sculpture and more.  For more information visit

SAT-MON SEPT 3-5 – ART IN THE PARK – 10am-5pm each day, Welcoming nearly 175 artists from throughout the country as well as some talented local folks. With fine arts and crafts available for purchase, Art in the Park offers visitors a fun opportunity to meet and talk with the artists and even see some of the works in progress. Admission is free and so is covered parking! More information is available at!

THU SEPT 8 – DETOX YOUR LIFE SEMINAR – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at the West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs. This is a Free Seminar, however Registration is required. Presented by Dr. Eriece Harris of Maximized Living. To learn more about Dr. Eriece Harris visit Call 770-528-8200 to make a reservation.

flagFRI-SUN SEPT 9-11 – FIELD OF FLAGS – Friday, September 9 8:00 – 10:30 – Freedom Concert at the Square in Marietta featuring the Time Bandits with Special Guests. Saturday, September 10 9:30 a.m. – Gathering for Flag Procession. Saturday, September 10 10:00 a.m. – Flag Processional from Grace Community Church to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Sunday, September 11 8:00 – Memorial Service at the mountain.

Taste_of_Smyrna7SAT SEPT 10 – TASTE OF KENNESAW – 11am-8pm in downtown Kennesaw. Free admission with over 40 restaurants samples from $1-$4, California Dreaming Beer Garden, entertainment ending with a concert by the Mustangs at 6pm, Kid’s Zone. Carrabba’s Culinary Throw Down competition. Visit or call 770-423-1330 for more info.

SAT SEPT 10 – KMHS BAND MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER – Kennesaw Mountain Band is hosting their first ever mattress fundraising sale! Come see the great selection of new, brand name mattresses and score 30-50% off retail prices. All sizes available! Delivery is available too. 10am-5pm at Kennesaw Mountain High School Cafeteria at 1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd.

SAT – SUN SEPT 10-11 – 5TH ANNUAL “PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT” – Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art will host the 5th Annual “Plein Air Paint Out.” From local homes and gardens to the dynamic architecture of downtown, Historic Marietta has many picturesque scenes perfect for plein air (outdoor) painting. Spend two days painting, then participate in a juried exhibition and art sale at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. For more information, please visit the “Artist Opportunties” page at

SAT SEPT 10 – SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT – The Dave Krache Foundation is bringing back its popular softball tournament this Fall at Al Bishop Softball Complex.  Registration is open and team captains can visit to register their team. Proceeds go to support The Dave Krache Foundation’s mission: Helping local kids in need play the sports they love.

SAT SEPT 10 – BBQ FUNDRAISER FOR YOUTH MUSEUM – Annual Barbecue in the Woods and Silent Auction from, 5pm-8pm at 649 Cheatham Hill Drive, Marietta, GA 30064.  Come enjoy live music while dining on delicious BBQ  provided by Sam Huff’s BBQ-1 (served until 7pm).  Tickets are $50/adult and $15/child (6-12).   Please call the museum at 770-427-2563 for tickets.

SAT SEPT 10 – HUMMINGBIRD BANDING EVENT – From 8-11am at Smith-Gilbert Gardens, hosted by the “Hummingbird Whisperer” Julia Elliott. The banding is a rain or shine event. Due to very limited parking on-site, shuttles will be running from Adams Park (Ben Robertson Community Center). Visit or call 770-919-0248 for complete details. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is located at 2382 Pine Mountain Road in Kennesaw.

SUN SEPT 11 – PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH’S SCOTTISH HERITAGE CELEBRATION – First Presbyterian Church Marietta will celebrate with the Kirkin of the Tartan at the worship service. This annual service begins in the Great Hall at 11:15 a.m. and features the North Atlanta Pipe and Drum Corps. First Presbyterian Church Marietta is located at 189 Church St, Marietta, GA 30060. Visit their website at

Gala Playbill1SUN SEPT 11 – CHARITY GALA AND AUCTION – The Davis Direction Foundation, Inc will host their annual gala beginning at 6pm at the Marietta Performing Arts Center at Marietta High School. Proceeds will support “THE ZONE” – Cobb’s first recovery community organization. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at, at  THE ZONE at 32 North Fairground St. Marietta, 30060 or at the door on the night of the GALA.

MON SEPT 12 – AMERICAN LEGION GOLF TOURNAMENT – Members of Post 304, invite our local golfers to join them in their Golf Tournament at Woodland Hill Golf Course. Shotgun start at 9:00 am. Check in and free range balls available at 8:00 a.m. All proceeds to benefit Veterans in Need of Assistance Fund. $100 per person or $400 per four person team. Includes golf, cart, range balls and bag lunch. Please contact Jim Blake at or call him at 770-314-7940.

This Weekend in Cobb – Aug 18-21

Summer is over and activities abound from Networking to Auctions to Martinis and Music – below is a little sampling that is going on in Cobb County Aug 18-21.Image 6-22-16 at 5.58 PMTHU AUG 18 – MARIETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION NETEXPO – 4-7 PM at White Water on Cobb Parkway. The business expo is an open event, available to all local Marietta and Cobb County businesses. All businesses that are interested in attending or being an exhibitor, please visit to register and for more details of this event.  The fee for exhibiting: for Marietta Business Association members the fee is $100, for non-members the fee is $150.00.  The business community, not exhibiting, is invited to attend (FREE) and meet and mingle with other local businesses.

THU AUG 18 – BOOK SALE – Civil War Round Table of Cobb County Inaugural Book Sale: 6:00 p.m. at the Gone With the Wind Museum in downtown Marietta. Help support the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County while stocking-up your library! Bonus: free admission and tours of the Gone With the Wind Museum! No reservations necessary. For additional information, e-mail

FRI AUG 19 – “SENIORS GOT GROOVE” DAY TRIP – Seniors will visit the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville! After exploring the Museum guests will have the chance to go out and explore downtown Cartersville on their own. This trip does include walking. We will depart from Logan Farm Park at 9:00 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. The cost for a City resident is $10 and the cost for a non-City resident is $15. Register online at or in person at 4762 Logan Rd. Acworth, GA 30101.

martinis&musicFRI AUG 19 – MARTINIS & MUSIC – 5:30-8:30pm at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. This fun art event features Horsd’oeurves and a Cash Bar while you enjoy the Metro Montage XVI Annual Juried Exhibition of Artists sponsored by MCMA. Call 770-528-1444 or visit

PHILSAT AUG 20 – TAI CHI SEMINAR – Phil Robinson, Tai Chi master, invites you to attend his seminar at Lake Point Sports Community Building, 755 Georgia Hwy 293, Emerson, 30137 from 10-1.  There is a $20 registration fee. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that has evolved into a low impact form of exercise.  It is characterized by its harmonious, slow, deliberate movements. To register email Bre Johnson at  For more information call Phil Robinson at 678-789-3547 or email him at

SAT AUG 20 – 5TH ANNUAL ALOHA LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION – Benefitting Aloha to Aging, Inc. beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Mansour Center (995 Roswell St. NE, Marietta, GA 30060). Tickets for the fundraiser are $40 in advance or $45 at the door and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and entertainment from the Parrot Island Band. A cash bar will also be available. Purchase tickets online at or by calling 770-722-7641. For those who are unable to attend, but would like to support the organization, donations can be made online or mailed to Aloha to Aging, Inc., 4608 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068.

SAT AUG 20 – COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR – Hosted by Allen Temple AME Church, includes free health screenings: vision, cholesterol, blood glucose, blood press and more. 9am-2pm at the church 232 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. Public invited. Visit for more info.