Events and happenings: The Week of Nov. 5

Oct. 31—Create new worlds in popular role-playing game

The popularity of Dungeons and Dragons, the world-famous role-playing game, has skyrocketed since the pandemic.

Residents can learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons on Nov. 1 at Sibley Library, 1539 South Cobb Drive in Marietta.

Teens 13 and up, and adults may sign up to attend four sessions covering the rules, character creation, world-building and more.

For more information, visit


Celebrate GIS Day

Geographic Information Systems Day, better known as GIS Day, is a part of Geography Week.

Cobb County's GIS staff has a fun celebration planned for Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Arts Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta.

This free event will include maps, posters, talks, a virtual fun run/walk, raffles and printables. Online activities and additional details can be found at

There are also printable coloring maps available at for GIS Day.


Award-winning writer Ann Hite reads at North Cobb Library

Join Georgia author Ann Hite at North Cobb Regional Library, 3535 Old 41 Highway in Kennesaw, on Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. for a slightly spooky evening of reading from her new short story collection, Haints on Black Mountain, and a Q&A session.

Hite's book is available for checkout at the library. Copies will also be available for purchase and signing following the reading thanks to the Cobb Library Foundation. No RSVP is required.

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


Civil War Roundtable of Cobb County November Meeting

The Civil War Roundtable of Cobb County will meet on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street in Marietta.

Theresa Kaminski will discuss "Dr Mary Walker's Civil War: One Woman's Journey to the Medal of Honor and the Fight for Women's Rights."

The CWRTCC meets the first Thursday of each month and serves as a membership organization available to the public. The CWRTCC encourages the study, analysis and appreciation of the events, personalities, records and publications associated with the American Civil War.

First time visitors are free. Yearly dues are $45 per person or $65 per couple.

The CWRTCC will also have a book sale prior to the meeting from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Hundreds of Civil War related books for the avid collector are for sale.

For more information, email


Cobb Law Library to host talk on veterans issues

The Cobb County Law Library will have "Veterans Legal Issues" on Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. in the Law Library.

The Cobb County Law Library is located on the Fourth Floor of Cobb Superior Court, 70 Haynes Street in Marietta. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Registration is required for the free event, which will be given by professor Alexander Scherr, Director of the Veterans Legal Clinic at the University of Georgia School of Law. Space is limited for this seminar. To register, call the Law Library at 770-528-1884. Presentations are for general legal information only and do not constitute legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is established at this seminar.


United Military Care to have annual Give Thanks For Those Who Served Picnic

United Military Care will have its annual Give Thanks For Those Who Served Picnic on Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road in Marietta.

There will be free food, live music and kid's activities.

For more information, visit or call 770-973-0014.


Acworth's Veterans Day Ceremony is Nov. 11

The City of Acworth host a Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 at 2:00 p.m. to say thank you to those who have faithfully served their country, as well as those who are now serving.

For more information, visit


Kennesaw to honor veterans at luncheon

The City of Kennesaw will honor the service of military members past and present with a complimentary lunch on Nov. 11 at noon at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive in Kennesaw.

All veterans and active-duty military are invited to attend. No identification will be required. A small program will include acknowledgments from Mayor Derek Easterling, a special guest speaker, a presentation of colors by the North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Unit and the POW/MIA recognition ceremony by the North Cobb American Legion Post 304.

This year's Veterans Day Luncheon is presented by the North Cobb Rotary Club. Lunch will be presented by Copeland's of Kennesaw.

Curbside to-go meals will be available by registering at

No registration is required for attendance to the event at the Community Center.

For more information, visit or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.


Acworth Craft Beer & Wine Festival is Nov. 12

The City of Acworth partners with Atlanta Beer Festivals each year to bring the annual Acworth Craft Beer & Wine Festival.

The event, for ages 21 and up, will be Nov. 12 at Logan Farm Park. Participants can enjoy over 100 craft beers, live music, food and wine. No kids or pets are allowed.

Registration is required for this event and limited tickets are available. Registration will include event entry, a souvenir cup, all beer samples and entertainment.

For more information, visit


14th Annual Acworth Turkey Chase 5K Fun Run & 2K Walk is Nov. 19

The 14th Annual Acworth Turkey Chase will take place in downtown Acworth on Nov. 19.

For more information, to register or to sponsor the event, visit


Santa's Arrival in Acworth

The City of Acworth, along with their partner NorthStar Church, will host Santa's Arrival.

Santa arrives in downtown Acworth on Center Street on Dec. 2. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m. There will be a host of live performances and activities until 8:30 p.m. to help Santa kickoff the holiday season.

Participants can bring the family to hear Mayor Tommy Allegood read "The Night Before Christmas" and watch the lighting of the tree on the Plaza behind Henry's.

Participants a can enjoy pictures with Mr. Claus, eating candy canes with all his elves and filling the streets with the holiday

spirit. Pictures with Santa are free each year and begin at 6:45 p.m. There will not be a photographer onsite, so please plan on bringing a camera to capture the special moment.

For more information, visit


Christmas in Acworth

Santa will return in 2022 to the Depot in downtown Acworth for photos on Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Photos are free, but be sure to bring a camera as there will not be a photographer on site. Free horse and carriage rides will be available on Dec. 10 at City Hall on Center Street.

For more information, visit


Breakfast with the Grinch

The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department will host Breakfast with the Grinch on Dec. 10 at the Acworth Community Center.

Participants can enjoy breakfast while the Grinch visits with each table for photo opportunities and to share Christmas wishes. After breakfast, the Grinch will join us as we create Grinch-themed ornaments and crafts.

Space is limited. Participants must register each family member attending breakfast.

For more information, visit


Acworth Christmas Golf Cart Parade

On Dec. 14 starting at 6 p.m., participants can join Acworth for its second annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade.

The event is free, but registration is required to join the parade line-up. The parade has a downtown route zooming through neighborhoods to spread holiday cheer.

For more information, visit