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.
Thursday, April 11, 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 …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Starting in April concerts will be held once a month through September in Glover Park. Take a look at the lineup for the 2013 Glover Park Concert Series.
The Kurt Thomas Band will kick off the 2013 Glover Park Concert Series with a party rock and country music. The first Glover Park Concert of the season will take place on Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. in and around Glover Park. The concerts are free and open to the public. Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up after 4 p.m. Personal tables are not permitted in the park but may be set up on North Park Square after 5:30 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2013
This weekend get out to a pet adoption in East Cobb; the Uniquely Us Kids & Teens Fashion Show in Smyrna; the 25th Annual Fundraiser for Special Olympics-Cobb; and more.
Adoptable Pets Meet & Greet What: Stop by Petco to meet pets in need of loving homes. When: Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. Where: Petco, 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 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" …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
More than 60 vendors will participate in Marietta's Farmers Market, which takes place on weekends from April 6 through Dec. 21.
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Thursday, April 4
The 2013 Marietta Square Farmers Market resumes this Saturday, April 6, along North Park Square on Marietta Square. The market will take place every Saturday and Sunday from April 6 through Dec. 21. For more information call 770-499-9393 or visit mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net
Friday, March 22, 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.
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 along with Mike Shaffer of the Kennesaw State University Civil War Center, will host tours of Shoupade Park. Reservations are required due to limited parking. Shoupade Park is a historic preservation site featuring two of the nine remaining “Shoupades” designed by Confederate Brigadier General Francis Asbury Shoup during the Civil War. Additional information can be found at the Atlanta Preservation Center’s website: atlantapreservationcenter.com/PF_Decennial. Marietta Mentor 5K Run When: Saturday, March 23: 5K …
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 Cobb County? 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, …