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A Turkey Trot and Christmas events: 4 top things to do in Cobb this weekend

Holiday events are among the activities going on in Cobb this weekend, when you'll find everything from a Turkey Trot run to Six Flags Over Georgia's popular Holiday in the Park getting underway.

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The following are four of the family-friendly events you'll find in Cobb this weekend:

Gift of the Magi 2.0. 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. $15, $25 and $30. Marietta's Theatre in the Square, Emil Theatre. 11 Whitlock Ave. NW, Marietta. 770-426-4800. https://www.theatreinthesquare.net/shows/thegiftofthemagi2-0/.

Gift of the Magi 2.0 is a new adaptation of O. Henry's timeless tale and is designed for viewers 10 and up. In this version, the main characters are Jim, an Atlanta streetcar driver, and his wife, Della, but the message of love remains the same.

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Six Flags Over Georgia's Holiday in the Park gets underway on Saturday, Nov. 17 (For the AJC)

Holiday in the Park. Starts Saturday, Nov. 17 and continues on select days through Jan. 6. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway SW, Austell. 770-739-3400. https://www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia/special-events/holiday-in-the-park.

Six Flags' annual holiday festival features more than 16 themed areas in addition to the park's usual attractions. You'll be able to celebrate the season with a million LED lights, dozens of Christmas trees, special shows and Santa himself.

Early Bird Turkey Trot. Race starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. $17 and up. 200 Chastain Meadows Court, Kennesaw. https://www.fivestarntp.com/early-turkey-trot-2018.html.

The Early Bird Turkey Trot's course is fairly flat and is run on Chastain Meadows Parkway between Earnest Barrett Parkway and Chastain Road. One loop is a 5K, and you can keep going if you're up to running a 10K, 15K or half-marathon. Arrive early to bring canned goods to help the Blessings in a Backpack program.

Pop-In for Family Fun: Native American History. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. $5 with a maximum of $20 per family. Marietta Museum of History. 1 Depot St., Marietta. 770-794-5710. http://travelcobb.org/event/pop-family-fun-native-american-history/.

Brings the kids to celebrate Native American History Month with themed activities and crafts that help you learn about their way of life, including traditions and music.

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