Friday, May 17, 2013
Food, fun, music, shopping and more return to the Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church this weekend.
The 23rd annual Marietta Greek Festival is returning to the East Cobb area this weekend, as the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church will again be the venue for three days of celebration. The event kicks off with free admission from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. For the rest of the weekend (Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) admission is $4. Children under 12 are admitted free. In addition to the usual samplings of traditional Greek fare, vendors, music and dancing, visitors can take tours of the church's Byzantine sanctuary. The church tours are from 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. At 6 p.m Saturday, Rev. Fr. Panayiotis Papageorgiou will deliver a lecture, "Holy Icons: Windows …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Students, staff and parents will beautify the school's entrance again this weekend.
Keheley Elementary School is beautifying the school’s main entrance this month by adorning its front columns with a colorful mosaic. Parents, volunteers, and staff members will install the mosaic on May 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. “Bringing this project to Keheley has really helped our student body understand the importance of arts in our community,” Principal Liz Jackson said. “From start to finish the students have learned some very valuable skills in relation to the arts.” “For the past three years Liz Jackson, [teacher] Harriet Denny, and I have been brainstorming the possibility of covering the columns that serve as Keheley Elementary School’s entrance with mosaic tiles,” said Renee Theriot, art teacher. “With the help of local …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Reservations are required by Wednesday for the joint appearance by Patti Callahan Henry and Charles Martin.
From a release sent by the Book Exchange: May 16th at 6:30 pm: Book Exchange will host a reception for two popular, NYTimes bestselling Southern authors, Patti Callahan Henry and Charles Martin, to celebrate their latest releases. Author of nine books and an e-original non-fiction short story, Henry’s And Then I Found You release date is April 9. The story chronicles the experiences of Kate Vaughan, a woman with long-held secrets who is no stranger to tough choices. “And Then I Found You is Henry at her best,” says author Joshilyn Jackson, “brimming with heart and compassionate wisdom." Kate’s story is “moving and beautifully written,” adds Mary Alice Monroe. Author of eight books, one currently being developed into a movie, Martin’s …
Get your kids signed up now for a summer's worth of enriching activities.
A number of spots are remaining for ARTSCAPE! Summer Session art classes this summer at East Cobb Park. The classes will take each Thursday starting May 30 through July 25 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. They are designed for children ages 5 and up. Among the topics are Picasso masks, the literature of Shel Silverstein, creating a watercolor nature journal and painting wooden birdhouses for backyard gardens. Each class is $18 per child and a waiver of liability is required to complete registration. Click here for more information and to register online.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
They offered a preview of this summer's "The Motown Sound" at Commissioner Bob Ott's town hall meeting this week.
How about some Diana Ross and the Supremes with the latest updates on local zoning and transportation issues? That's what 50 or so East Cobb citizens got on Wednesday at District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott's town hall meeting at Walton High School. Three young performers taking part in "The Motown Sound," which is playing July 4-14 at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, offered a glimpse of what will be on stage this summer. Ott, who's a Strand board member and has performed there himself, said he wanted to bring -- ahem -- a strand of the Strand to the other side of the Big Chicken. He wants to close what he sees as an information gap between what happens on the Marietta Square from those living in East Cobb. Ott invited Strand executive …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Friday marks the opening night of Atlanta Ballet's 12-13 season finale "Love Stories" at the Cobb Energy Centre.
Celebrate Mother's Day close to home by enjoying passionate, emotional and unconventional ballet performances at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Love is the theme for Atlanta Ballet's 12-13 season finale. Through both classic and innovative choreography, the performances will highlight the athleticism and passion of the dancers, while finding new meaning in the world’s greatest love stories. The season finale "Love Stories" will feature: When: Where: Tickets:
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Breaking the Shackles benefit concert Friday at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church aims to raise money to fight against modern-day slavery, including human trafficking. Tickets can be bought online or at Chick-fil-A on Johnson Ferry Road.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Novelist Claire Cook is the special guest for the Cobb Library Foundation's May 22 luncheon.
Novelist Claire Cook, author of "Must Love Dogs" and the forthcoming "Time Flies," will be the featured guest at the Cobb Library Foundation's "Booked for Lunch" event on May 22 at the Atlanta Country Club. The luncheon, which is a special event before the book's public release, begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program ends at 1 p.m. The cost is $30 a person and tickets may be ordered online. "Time Flies" is Cook's 10th novel. It is described as "an epic road trip filled with fun, heartbreak, and friendship, and explores what it takes to conquer your worst fears. "Years ago, Melanie followed her husband, Kurt, from the New England beach town where their two young sons were thriving to the suburbs of Atlanta. She’s carved out a life as a …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
More than 70 vendors will showcase their best dishes, including Italian, seafood, steak, BBQ and desserts on Sunday.
More than 70 vendors will showcase their best dishes, including Italian, seafood, steak, BBQ and desserts, which range in cost from 50 cents to $5, at the 20th annual Taste of Marietta on Sunday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on the Marietta Square. At last year's event, more than 100,000 people hit the streets to sample their favorite foods. Live bands will perform free concerts all day at five stages on the Square. Main Stage South Park Stage MBA West Park Stage East Park Stage Church Street Stage Evening concert tables The Marietta Square Farmers Market will be closed Sunday, April 28 to make room for the festival. The market return to North Park Square Saturday, May 4.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The student musicians were honored by the school board this week for its trip to The Midwest Clinic education conference.
Saturday, April 27
Members of the Walton High School Orchestra pose at Thursday's meeting of the Cobb Board of Education, which recognized them for last December's trip to Chicago for The Midwest Clinic. The Midwest Clinic is one of the largest international band and orchestral music education conferences in the country. Also taking part in the recognition were Walton Orchestra director Perry Holbrook and assistant director Sara Grimes. The Walton Orchestra's program included the following performances: