Events and happenings: The Week of Nov. 12

Nov. 10—North Cobb Library hosting discussion, traveling exhibit on the Holocaust

Georgia Commission on the Holocaust Programs Coordinator Sandra Craine will lead a discussion on The Holocaust: How Did It Happen? on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m., at North Cobb Regional Library, 3535 Old 41 Highway in Kennesaw.

The event will coincide with the commission's traveling banner exhibit Fashioning a Nation: German Identity and Industry, 1914-1945 on display in the library's lobby now through Dec. 15. The presentation and exhibit are organized in collaboration with the library, Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and Georgia Public Library Service.

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust is a secular, nonpartisan state agency that strives to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and promote public understanding of the history. It encourages reflection upon the moral questions raised by this unprecedented event and the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.

For more information, visit, or call 770-801-5320.


Run with tradition in Gobble Jog

Join more than 10,000 runners on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24, at Marietta Square for the 20th Annual Gobble Jog, benefiting MUST Ministries.

Almost 300 volunteers will be on hand to support these runners. The Gobble Jog offers options for all levels. Timed 10K and 5K runs, as well as an untimed 5K, 1K and tot trot are all available.

Participants can also take part as a phantom or virtual runner option and still receive a t-shirt. Register at


Acworth's Veterans Day ceremony moving indoors

The City of Acworth's Veterans Day ceremony has changed location due to predicted incoming rain associated with Tropical Storm Nicole.

The ceremony will move from Cauble Park to the Acworth Community Center on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.


Veteran nonprofit featured at Festival of Trees at Town Center at Cobb mall

Opening night for the Festival of Trees at Town Center at Cobb mall in Kennesaw is Nov. 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.

United Military Care, a nonprofit serving veterans, is one of the organizations participating in this Veterans Day kickoff. Charities serving a wide range of social issues will be on hand with their unique trees to talk about how they are making a difference in the community.

The nonprofit's "No Place Like Home" tree is a gentle reminder about homeless veterans and how the public can help them recover. Georgia has one of the highest homeless veterans populations, with the number expected to increase over the next five years. The Wizard of Oz-themed tree will be on display through the end of the year. Heart tags are on the tree with several items that homeless veterans need as it gets colder.

The Festival of Trees will run through Dec. 31. Trees are on display on the lower level Belk wing and central mall.

For more information, visit


Cherokee Heights Arts Festival is Nov. 12

The Cherokee Heights Arts Festival, just minutes from Marietta Square, will be Nov. 12.

Booths will line Etowah Drive, between Freyer Drive and Seminole Drive, showcasing artwork in many forms. The Cherokee Heights neighborhood is the home of dozens of talented artists and this prompted neighbors to organize what is now known as the Cherokee Heights Arts Festival. Over the years, entire families have gotten involved with creations now being offered by multi-generations.

The event will have live music, food and beverages. Booths will feature jewelry, clothing, accessories, art instruction for small artists by the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, quilts, paintings/oil, prints and works on paper, custom embroidery, pillows and decor, photography, stationery, soaps, candles, wreaths, woodcraft, pottery and handcrafted edibles.

Parking on the street is available. Food and beverage provided by 2 Birds and Sessions Stand.

For more information, visit


Marietta artists' complex hosts open house

The Artisan Resource Center, 85 Cobb Parkway South in Marietta, will have an open house on Nov. 19 from 1 to 10 p.m. and Nov. 20 from 1 to 5 p.m.

After a two year Covid hiatus, the studios are overflowing with artwork, photography, pottery and more. Participants can meet the artists, visit the bead shop, meet some film producers, a glass sandblaster, watch some aerialists, visit the actors' studio, watch a woodturner in action and find out about classes and workshops.

Special guest winery, Shezmu Cellars, will be setting up a craft wine and meade tasting booth on Nov. 19 from 2 to 7 p.m. There will also be an after party at Shezmu Cellars, located in the Marietta Commercial Plaza behind the Artisan Resource Center, from 10 p.m. to midnight.


Mount Paran Christian School presents Disney's Frozen Jr.

Mount Paran Christian School middle school thespians will present Disney's Frozen Jr. on Dec. 2-3 at 4:30 and 7 p.m.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa from the blockbuster film franchise. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.

Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, the show features all the memorable songs from the animated film, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

The show will be held in the Murray Arts Center, Kristi Lynn Theater, 1275 Stanley Road in Kennesaw.

Ticket are on sale now through Nov. 28 at Tickets are $10-$15 plus processing.


SienaFest Craft Fair to be held in Kennesaw

After a two year hiatus following the Covid pandemic, the SienaFest Craft Fair is once again taking place in Kennesaw.

The event will be Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church's campus, 1618 Ben King Road in Kennesaw. There will be 29 vendors displaying many different hand crafts including sewing, embroidery, wood working, jewelry, knit and crochet and handmade soaps. Admission is free and there will be food available for purchase, as well as raffle opportunities.

For more information, contact or visit


Music & Arts to hold free block party

an Atlanta-area institution since 1949 with four locations in the region, has joined Music & Arts, one of the nation's largest musical instrument retailers and lesson providers and part of the Guitar Center family of brands.

A free block party is being held at the Marietta location, 119 Cobb Parkway North in Marietta, on Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Key personnel, including Music & Arts President Jeff Gottlieb and former Ken Stanton Music owner Kenny Stanton, will be on hand to talk with musicians, educators and parents.

The all-day block party will have live music, free food truck fare, exclusive giveaways, on-site clinics and product demos and top instrument vendors like DW Drums, Fender, Gibson, Martin, Taylor and Yamaha. On-site clinics will be hosted by Yamaha.

Family-friendly live music will be performed by local acts Mad Margritt, That's What She Said, Shyanne and 84 — a Van Halen Tribute, on the main stage sponsored by Fender. The Marietta City High School Pep Band will also perform. On-site food trucks will include Loaded Taco and Loaded Burger providing free food to the first 200 attendees per truck.

RSVP at to be eligible to win a $100 Music & Arts gift card. Two $650 scholarships to the ConnSelmer Institute for educators will also be awarded at the event.


Meet History Face to Face Virtual Book Club meeting is Nov. 17

Kennesaw State University's Museum of History and Holocaust Education will have a Meet History Face to Face Virtual Book Club meeting on Nov. 17 from 8 to 9 p.m. on Zoom.

Participants can read and discuss Holocaust survivor Aharon Appelfeld's "Tzili: The Story of a Life."

Appelfeld's novel tells the story of a young girl who is abandoned by her family as the Nazis invade their home country. As she wanders the countryside, Tzili meets a cast of characters and falls in love. Her experiences provide her with the strength to survive and begin life anew.

To register for the event, visit

For more information, call 470-578-2083 or email


Get your tickets for Casino Night benefiting Cobb Libraries on Nov. 18

Cobb Library Foundation presents Casino Night 2022, a benefit event for Cobb County libraries, on Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Atlanta Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive in Marietta.

Black-tie optional. For more information, tickets and sponsorships, visit


Northeast Cobb and McCleskey East-Cobb YMCA seeking hygiene items for families in need

The Northeast Cobb Family YMCA and McCleskey East-Cobb Family YMCA are seeking items to develop hygiene kits for more than 700 families in need.

From now until Nov. 23, both locations are accepting shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes and more. Donations can be dropped at the McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont in Marietta, and the Northeast Cobb Family YMCA, 3010 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta.


Free community mental health workshop

A mental health workshop offered by Cobb Collaborative on the Community Resiliency Model will be presented Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Cobb Regional Library, 3535 Old 41 Highway NW in Kennesaw.

CRM's goal is to help create "trauma-informed" and "resiliency-focused" communities that share a common understanding of the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system and how resiliency can be restored or increased using this skills-based approach. The workshop is free and open to all members of the community. To register, go to For more information, visit, or call 770-528-2326.


Sweets with Santa

The Janice Overbeck Real Estate Team, 2249 Roswell Road in Marietta, will host Sweets with Santa on Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The free event will include pictures with Santa, a trackless train, a balloon artist and sweets. There will also be some special pups on site and available for adoption.

Pets are also welcome and there will be refreshments for them. All pets must be up to date on vaccinations and must be friendly around other animals, people and children.

For more information and to RSVP, visit


Congregation Ner Tamid to have Thanksgiving Musical Shabbat

Congregation Ner Tamid, 1349 Old Highway 41, Suite 220 in Marietta, will have a Thanksgiving Musical Shabbat on Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Jimmy Cyganek will be home for the holidays and is bringing his baritone and guitar to the event.

For more information, call 678-264-8575 or visit


Veterans Day Chapel Service at North Cobb Christian School

North Cobb Christian School, 4500 Eagle Drive in Kennesaw, will host the school's annual Veterans Day chapel service on Nov. 10 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

The event is open to the public. All veterans and their families are welcome to attend.

The service will feature a traditional parade of veterans, musical performances, videos, speakers and tributes honoring all branches of the armed forces.

Guests should plan to park in the school's main parking lot and enter the main entrance lobby. Student ambassadors will greet guests at the door and escort them into the event, which is being held in the school's gymnasium.

For more information, email or visit


Inaugural Cobb County Public Safety 5K is Nov. 19

The Cobb County Public Safety Foundation will hold its inaugural Cobb County Public Safety 5K Run on Nov. 19 at 8:30 a.m. at the Battery Atlanta, 800 Battery Avenue in the Cumberland area.

There will also be a Kids Dash starting at 9:30 a.m. with the Atlanta Braves Blooper. The cost for the 5K is $40, with discounted pricing for early signup and the cost for the Kids Dash is $20. All participants will receive a T-shirt and the race is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. Proceeds go to officer relief.

There is also a virtual option available if one cannot make it in person. In addition to the run, there will be first responder displays and vehicles for public viewing. Early packet pickup for the 5K will be on Nov. 17-18 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Big Peach Running Company, 1625 Ridenour Boulevard, Suite 304 in Kennesaw. Race day pickup will be at 8 a.m.

To register, visit


Aviation History & Technology Center to host Veterans Appreciation Celebration

The Aviation History & Technology Center, 555 Perrin Road in Marietta, will host a Veterans Appreciation Celebration on Nov. 12 from 3 to 7:30 p.m.

The event will feature free admission for all guests and the exclusive screening of the movie, "Into Flight Once More" narrated by Gary Sinise, at 6 p.m. Guests can bring their own lawn chair for the screening.

There will also be a free cookout for all veterans and their spouse. Non-veterans can purchase food at the cookout.

For more information, visit or


Feeling Great and Eat Well with Diabetes

Freeman Poole Senior Center, 4025 South Hurt Road in Smyrna, will have Feeling Great and Eat Well with Diabetes on Nov. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Learn about Diabetes and how to eat well and feel great while managing the disease. They will share about nutritional philosophy and the benefits of a liberalized geriatric diet. Chef Danielle Anderson from Del Mar Gardens will provide a "diabetic-friendly" cooking demonstration and tasting.

Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-801-3400 or visit


Nutrition Lesson: Diabetes Refresher

North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main Street inside Kennworth Park in Acworth, will have Nutrition Lesson: Diabetes Refresher on Nov. 9 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Participants can join this diabetes refresher and learn something new. Gain a deeper understanding of how one can live a healthier life — with all the tools, health tips and food ideas one needs.

Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-975-7740 or visit


Sip n Paint

North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main Street inside Kennworth Park in Acworth, will have Sip n Paint on Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon.

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to sip healthy teas while creating a lovely, unique painting on canvas. There will also be a discussion on how to drink healthy teas and the benefits they provide. Presented by UGA Cobb County Extension.

Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-975-7740 or visit


Winter Driving Safety Tips

Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs Street in Marietta, will have Winter Driving Safety Tips on Nov. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Do you have questions about what to do if you are involved in a traffic stop? Driving in the winter months, or driving in a heavy rainstorm? Have you ever wondered what items you should have in your car to be safe? Presented by Cobb County Police Department.

Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-528-5355 or visit


Upcycled Holiday Ornaments

North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main Street inside Kennworth Park in Acworth, will have Upcycled Holiday Ornaments on Nov. 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

One of the best things about upcycling is the creation of something brand new, especially if that something was going to be discarded. Participants can create beautiful ornaments from everyday objects just in time for the holidays.

Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-975-7740 or visit


Lunch and Learn: Managing Stress for Caregivers

Tim D. Lee Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, will have Lunch and Learn: Managing Stress for Caregivers on Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Caring for a family member or friend with a chronic condition can be physically, emotionally and financially draining. During the hour, caregivers will learn skills and tools to take better care of themselves as they care for others. Presented by Cobb County Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Lunch Sponsored by Legacy Ridge of Sandy Plains.

Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-509-4900 or visit