5 things to do this weekend
by Damon Poirier
October 25, 2013 03:20 PM | 3602 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Smyrna’s Fall Jonquil Festival

Shop 175 vendors in the arts and crafts market, enjoy a wide selection of festival foods, a Kid’s Zone, Master Puppeteer Peter Hart and acoustic music by Scott Thompson at the Veteran’s Memorial.

WHEN: Oct. 26-27

WHERE: Smyrna Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, 30080

INFO: JRM Managements Services (770) 423-1330 or http://rmmanagement.com

2013 Cobb Heart Walk

The Cobb Heart Walk is a nationally sponsored by Subway Restaurants and Jenny Craig and locally sponsored by WellStar Cardiac Network. More than 1,500 Cobb County area residents will walk to improve their heart health and raise money to fight heart disease and stroke. Local company and community teams, heart disease survivors, friends and family members of all ages will gather at the Marietta Square to walk or run the non-competitive, 5K route in honor of their loved ones and in support of the cause. Proceeds directly fund research and programming needed to prevent and treat the diseases.

WHEN: Oct. 26, 8 a.m. activities begin, 8:30 a.m. program and walk begin

WHERE: Marietta Square, 4 Depot Street, Marietta

INFO: http://cobbheartwalk.org or http://heart.org/Atlanta

6th Annual Cobb Arts Ball – Old Hollywood Glamour

The 6th Annual Cobb Arts Ball – Old Hollywood Glamour, sponsored by Cobb Life Magazine and benefitting the endowment fund of the United Arts of Cobb, is a black tie event that will be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel Galleria. A cocktail reception and silent auction will be at 6 p.m., a dinner and live auction will be at 7:30 p.m., and casino games, live music and dancing at 9 p.m.

WHEN: Oct. 26

WHERE: Renaissance Waverly Hotel Galleria, 2450 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta, 30339

COST: $180 per ticket or $2,500 for VIP table of eight

INFO: http://unitedartsofcobb.org

32nd Freedom Fund Oscar Freeman Awards Banquet

The Cobb County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will have the 32nd Freedom Fund Oscar Freeman Awards Banquet at the Marriott Atlanta Northwest Windy Hill. The theme will be “NAACP: We shall not be moved.” In addition to honorees, the annual awards program is the financial cornerstone for Branch operations.

WHEN: Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:15 p.m. dinner, 8:30 p.m. program and awards ceremony

WHERE: Marriott Atlanta Northwest Windy Hill, 200 East Interstate North Parkway in the Cumberland area

Jazz Roots – A Night in Rio with Sergio Mendes & Eliane Elias

Sergio Mendes is a multi-Grammy winner and master of Pop Brazilian Jazz. Eliane Elias is a pianist, singer, composer, DownBeat Award Winner and multi-Grammy Award nominee.

WHEN: Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

WHERE: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339

COST: $89, $69, $56 and $29 plus applicable fees

INFO: http://cobbenergycentre.com or http://jazzroots.net/atlanta


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