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Taste of East Cobb + Cans to Taste Food Drive

the gig:

Taste of East Cobb is back for the ninth year, tempting hungry food lovers to try tantalizing tidbits from dozens of the area’s top restaurants. And this year there’s something new – Cans to Taste. Here’s the scoop {no pun intended…okay, maybe a little}: Taste of East Cobb is teaming up with MUST ministries to collect canned goods for those less fortunate in our community. For every five canned items you bring, you get a $1 Taste Ticket. Crowd

Here’s what else you can expect from “the most delicious Saturday of the year”:

  • Tastes from the area’s best restaurants
  • Live jazz Music featuring the Walton High School Jazz Ensembles
  • Shopping
  • Silent auction
  • Raffles
  • Kid’s Zone with large inflatables
  • Face painting
  • Sand art

Taste-of-East-Cobb1the guide:

date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

address: The Fountains Of Old Towne at 736 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta

cost: Free admission; Tastes are $1 to $5


Rain or Shine! – We’re under tents!

Proceeds benefit the Walton High School Band Booster Club 501(c)(3)

Second Annual Sip N Shop for Team Breasta Fiesta

the gig:

It’s that time of year where we implore our readers to enjoy Vixen Vodka signature cocktails, shop, and fight breast cancer…we always really have to twist your arm! Team Breasta Fiesta is back with Sip N Shop to raise money for the Atlanta 2-Day with the help of sponsor Majestic Home Improvements and some pretty great vendors, including:

BreataFiestaPersonalized Artwork by Eve Wall

Especially for You

IWI Athletics

stella & dot

thirty-one gifts

Mary Kay


The Pampered Chef

Pink Zebra

Origami Owl

Simple Sarongs


tastefully simple


Twin Creation Designs

Each of these will be donating a percentage of their proceeds to the Breasta Fiesta team. There will be many goodies on hand to purchase that are perfect for Mother’s Day, wedding, and graduation gifts. If you can’t make it, but still want to support the team, you can buy from these vendors’ online stores and the team will get the donation! There will also be raffles, door prizes and munchies from Trader Joe’s.

the guide:

address: Lost Forrest Clubhouse, 4110 Tritt Homestead Dr., Marietta (across from High Tower Middle)

date: Saturday, April 12

time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

for more info: email or go to

click here for vendor online shopping info: Second Annual Breasta Fiesta Sip N Shop

WellStar Roaring Twenties Grand Gala

the gig:

WellStar’s annual fundraising event is always an evening to remember and this year will be no different! They are bringing back the age of the speakeasy with their Roaring Twenties Grand Gala. So, grab your cigars and flapper dresses, brush up on your Charleston, and get your tickets to support a great cause. This swanky celebration will be full of live music, fine food and an auction to raise funds Wellstar_flappersfor the medical community. Since its inception 17 years ago, the WellStar Foundation Grand Gala has raised funds to support research an​d vital services for some of the community’s most pressing needs. In the past four years alone, the Grand Gala has raised over $1.2 million. Those are funds raised in the community and reinvested into the community. You know us, always bringing you opportunities to have fun for a great cause!

the guide:

date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

time: 6:30pm – 11:00pm

address: Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy. in Atlanta

tickets: $250

rsvp: or (470) 956-6673


2014 Spring/Summer Consignment Sales

It’s that time of year again…consignment sale time! We found a hot list of the best consignment sales around town and put them all here for you. So, get your laundry basket, strap a belt to it, and get your bargain hunt on!


Due West Treasure Chest

This sale has spring and summer clothing for children and juniors, as well as children’s furniture, equipment, toys, books, and shoes.

address: 3956 Due West Road, Marietta

dates: March 12-15, 2014

times: Wednesday – Volunteer and Seller Preview

Thursday – 9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Friday – 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (many items 50% off)


Kindermart Children’s Consignment Sale

This sale is widely known as a top source of quality, gently used children’s clothing, shoes, toys, infant care items and room décor/furniture. Best of all, many items are sold at 50% off on Saturday! Their proceeds benefit MUST, AADD, Girl Scouts, and Bears on Patrol.

address: 1315 Concord Road, Smryna

dates: March 21-22, 2014

times: Thursday – 5:30pm – 8:00pm preview sale for all sellers

Friday – 9:30am – 8:00pm

Saturday – 9:00am – 12:00pm


children allowed? Yes, but strollers will not be allowed Friday morning before 11am

All 4 Kids – East Cobb

You can find clothes, toys, baby equipment, books, bikes, shoes, linens and more from over 400 sellers at this consignment sale – it’s huge! Many items are 50% off on Saturday.

address: 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta

dates: March 20-22, 2014

times: Thursday – 2:30pm – 8:00pm preview sale for volunteers, consignors, and first time moms

Friday – 9:30am – 8:00pm

Saturday – 9:00am – 1:00pm


children allowed? Yes, but no strollers prior to 11am on Friday

Lil’ Blessings

This is a Kennesaw consignment sale stocked with clothing-infant through teen sizes, maternity clothes, infant furniture and equipment, toys, books, games, outdoor equipment, bikes, and more. Most items will be half-price on Saturday.

address: 2958 N Main St, Kennesaw

dates: March 21-22, 2013

times: Friday – 9:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday – 9:00am – 1:00pm


Find info on all consignment sales in Georgia at

WellStar Paulding Hospital Fashion Show & Silent Auction

the gig:

The WellStar Paulding Hospital Auxiliary girls are putting together quite the event for women in the Cobb/Paulding community! In an effort to raise money for medical scholarships (which we think are pretty darn important!), they are hosting a fashion show and Dallas_Theatersilent auction at The Dallas Theater Civic Center. The afternoon will include refreshments and door prizes, and the silent auction list boasts travel options, amusement park tickets, gift cards, tickets to aquariums and museums, and much more. Ladies will strut their stuff on the runway donning fashions provided by Belk, giving guests plenty of ideas to freshen up their spring and summer wardrobes. So, get your tickets now and invite a few friends along for the fun. After all, it is for a good cause!

the guide:

date: Saturday, March 15, 2014

time: Silent Auction – 1:00 p.m.; Fashion Show – 2:00 p.m.

ticket price: $15 (available at Paulding Hospital Gift Shop or from any volunteer)

address: 208 Main St. in Dallas

*we have two winners* 2 tickets to The Strand’s Pickup Truck Revue!

PickUpTruckRevuethe winners: really liked the boot-scootin’ potential for Elin Griffin and Mary Pynes! Congrats, ladies…you each just scored two tickets to The Pickup Truck Revue! We’ll email you with details.

the gig:

Pull on those boots ‘n git back to yer roots at the most high-spirited hometown hoedown this side of the Mason-Dixon — The Pickup Truck Revue: A Hometown Country Show. We’re giving away TWO sets of two tickets (so, four total, if you’re doin’ the arithmetic) to this knee slappin’ show, playing March 7-16 at The Earl Smith Strand on the Marietta Square. 

The Pickup Truck Revue will kick off on March 7 and give Marietta the chance to do the boot scootin’ boogie to country favorites old and new. This musical revue features talented performers singing and dancing in full Dixie spirit, taking patrons to the time of cowboys in pickups and the pretty Southern gals that drive them wild.

the giveaway:

Two win two tickets to the show, simply comment below that you’d like to go git your country on. That’s it, y’all.

We’ll draw TWO winners the week before the show.

more about the show:

The Pickup Truck Revue will feature classic country songs like Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys and hoedown favorites like Cotton Eyed Joe, as well as contemporary classics, bluegrass tunes, heartbreak songs, and current radio hits.

Packing 40 songs in an hour and a half (including hits by Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Earl Scruggs, Dolly Parton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson), The Pickup Truck Revue is guaranteed to be a boot stompin’ good time for old timers and young whippersnappers alike.

The Pickup Truck Revue is produced by Stephen W. Imler and is a joint fundraiser for The Strand and the Humane Society of Cobb County.

TasteofMarietta_Strand_entertainmentthe guide:

Week 1: Friday, March 7 @ 8pm; Saturday, March 8 @ 8pm; Sunday, March 9 @ 3pm

Week 2: Thursday, March 13 @ 8pm; Friday, March 14 @ 8pm; Saturday March 15 @ 8pm; Sunday, March 16 @3pm

Tickets: On sale now. Seating is assigned, and tickets are $20. Special pricing for groups, seniors, students, and military is available online and through the box office at

To purchase tickets: 770-293-0080

The venue: The historic Earl Smith Strand Theatre is a multi-use performing arts and events facility. The theatre is governed by the Friends of The Strand, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and depends on the financial support of private and corporate donors. It is The Strand’s mission to serve the community with cultural entertainment for a diverse audience and to promote economic health in the City of Marietta and Cobb County. For more information or tickets, visit or the Box Office at 770-293-0080 or 117 North Park Square, Marietta, 30060. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and two hours before the show.


Two Year Anniversary at Woodstock Market {20% off!}

the gig:

Woodstock_Market1Woodstock Market is a shopper’s paradise. Browsing (and buying) for hours is not just a possibility, it’s a definite. With expansive square footage packed full of 125 sellers’ booths, the amazing finds are endless. They pride themselves on providing shoppers with an antique, decor, vintage and consignment experience, with a promise to “work each and every day to bring the most wonderful finds at the best prices possible.” Well, that sounds pretty great to us! What’s more is that they’ve been at this for two years now, and to celebrate they are giving YOU 20% off everything in the store for one day! So, mark your calendar for Saturday, March 1 andWoodstock_Market2 come on out to help make their anniversary spectacular – it would be rude not to, after all.

the guide:

date: March 1, 2014

address: 5500 Bells Ferry Rd,  Acworth, 30102


hoofin’ it for hagan: helping a little boy

Haganthe gig:

Help the family of young Hagan Hussey, a Cobb resident who was diagnosed with a rare malignant brain tumor known as Ependymoma. To help this family with Hagan’s staggering medical bills, the community has rallied to host Hoofin’ it for Hagan this Saturday, February 22.

Location: Little Mulberry Park

3855 Fence Road

Auburn, Georgia 30019

Entry fees: $30 day of race

FUN RUN is $12.00

To register:

1) Online at

2) In person on race day (day of race registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt). Registration form can be downloaded here.

Awards: 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29. 30-34, 35-39. 40-44,

45-49. 50-59, 60+ AND 1st place male/ female finishers overall as well as Master’s Division overall

the guide:

For more information go to or email or call 678- 985-3921.

To donate to the family, contact:

Rob Goldsmith at 678-985-3921 or email

Make check to “FundRacers” and mail to:

Hoofin’ it for Hagan 5k

1886 Woodpoint Court

Lawrenceville, Ga 30043


Weather Rocks! at The Center for Puppetry Arts

the gig:

Right about now you’re probably thinking weather doesn’t rock so much. But, at The Center for Puppetry Arts the weather is rocking and rolling in the Weather Rocks! show! This fun, lively show is not only entertaining, but also serves up a little education for the kiddos on the atmospheric mysteries of nature. The writers even had local WSB-TV meteorologist Brad Nitz (you know, the slightly nerdy, yet totally loveable weatherman you’ve seen so much of lately?) serve as a consultant to weatherrocks_imagemake sure the science of it all was solid. The four actors/puppeteers dance and sing their way through each season, as well as a few weather situations, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and snow. It all comes to life through the use of many different types of puppets, including hand-and-rod, rod, marionette, shadow and more.

Truthfully, I was a little skeptical about an entire show solely about weather for little kids. But the catchy songs and animated dialogue, along with the enthusiasm from the cast, kept the attention of my three-year-old daughter – who won’t even sit through an entire Disney movie. Given the fact that our weather hasn’t rocked around the Atlanta area lately, we recommend this as a great indoor entertainment option for the whole family (well, all of the members under the age of 10).

the guide:

address: 1404 Spring St NW in Atlanta

dates: February 6 – March 23


W Atlanta – Buckhead Valentine’s Day Party

the gig:

whiskey-blues-red-light-green-light-valentines-day-94Calling all the single ladies! Do you spend most Valentine’s Days sitting around griping to your friends about how much you hate this holiday and how it’s just made up by the Hallmark people to make more money? Don’t do that this year – for lots of reasons. Not the least of which, is that you should take yourself (and a few friends) on down to Whiskey Blue at W Atlanta – Buckhead and get your game on. Your Red Light, Green Light game, that is. No, we aren’t talking about the elementary school P.E. version. This is the grown-up version.

Guests attending Whiskey Blue’s first-ever Red Light, Green Light Party will be provided with their choice of colored wristbands – green, yellow or red. Party-goers donning green are single and ready to mingle, red-banded are off the market and yellow-banded are on the fence. Which means, you can bring your taken friend to be your wing-girl and she won’t have to worry about being hit on! Or, all you married ladies can take your man and enjoy watching the pick-up scenarios ensue, and then stay at W Atlanta – Buckhead with their SPARK Valentine’s Day Package.

Of course, no Whiskey Blue party would be complete without Grey Goose cocktail specials and spins by DJ Verse to keep the crowd mixing and mingling. Sounds better than the alternative, right?

the guide:

date: Friday, February 14, 2014

time: 9pm – 3am

address: 3377 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, 30326

ticket pricing: $15 – admit one, $25 – admit two (couples!), $50 – admits a group of five

for tickets:

for the SPARK Valentine’s Day Package:

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