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Exchange coins or books: 4 top things to do in Cobb this weekend 


Looking for some family-friendly events this weekend in Cobb? Get some new reading, listening or viewing material as you clear out what you don't want anymore, or pick up some new-to-you treasures at a white elephant sale. You can also participate in a Wonderful Days of Winter race to help keep your New Year's resolution in good shape.

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The following four events are ones you'll want to check out this weekend in Cobb:

Book, CD and DVD Swap. 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Free. Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw. https://www.kennesaw-ga.gov/parks-and-recreation/.

Add to your book, CD and DVD library by swapping your gently used titles for "new" ones. Bring your items to swap from noon-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11 before the sale on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Wonderful Days of Winter 5K and Fun Run. 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. $20-$30. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church St., Marietta. https://www.wonderfuldaysprek.org/wonderful-days-of-winter-5k-race.

Whether you're a serious racer or want to enter the "Please Don't Make Me Sweat!" category, you'll be able to enjoy the Wonderful Days of Winter 5K and Fun Run. Proceeds from the race will support Wonderful Days Preschool, a tuition-free pre-K program for low-income children.

Greater Atlanta Coin Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Free admission. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel and Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs St., Marietta. http://travelcobb.org/event/greater-atlanta-coin-show-3/.

Browse, buy, sell or trade coins, currency, jewelry and other collectibles, or receive free verbal appraisals from coin dealers.

White Elephant Sale. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. $5 admission includes hot dog and beverage. East Cobb Senior Center. 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. https://www.cobbcounty.org.

Buy some new or gently used household items, accessories and more, with proceeding benefiting the East Cobb Senior Center. Bring some cash, since it's the only form of payment accepted, and if you'd like to preview the items, you can get a sneak peek from 11 a.m.-noon.

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