Start your weekend off right with some of the fantastic events taking place around Cobb County. Check these out:
Veterans Day Parade. 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Free. Roswell Street Baptist Church. 774 Roswell St. NE, Marietta. 404-317-1904. www.cityofmarietta.formstack.com.
Honor veterans this Friday by joining the rest of your community at the Veterans Day Parade in Marietta. It all starts at the Roswell Street Baptist Church and travels down Roswell Street towards the Historic Marietta Square. The 4th Reconnaissance Battalion Color Guard will accompany the parade, along with the United States Marine Corps and the Cobb County Sheriff's Department, who will perform a 21-Gun Salute and "Taps."
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If you follow a vegetarian diet, or know someone who does, make sure to check out the 2016 Atlanta Veg Fest taking place at the Cobb County Civics Center this Saturday. Along with live presentations and guest speakers, visitors can see round table discussions, take part in interactive workshops and shop from a vegan-friendly marketplace. Plus, the first 300 visitors will get a stocked goodie bag.
Cherokee Heights Arts Festival. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Free. Cherokee Heights Subdivision. Etowah Drive, Marietta. www.cherokeeheightsartsfestival.org.
The Cherokee Heights neighborhood will host their annual arts festival this Saturday, which will include live music, face painting, an artisans marketplace, artist demonstrations and kids activities. As a local favorite, this event celebrates local artists, 30 of which live right in Cherokee Heights. Stock up on holiday gifts at the marketplace, featuring paintings, homemade soaps, pottery, wood turnings, bird houses, jewelry, original books and more.
Greater Atlanta Coin Show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Free. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel and Conference Center. 500 Powder Springs St., Marietta. 770-772-4359. www.atlcoin.com.
Join other avid coin collectors like yourself at the Greater Atlanta Coin Show this Sunday. At this free event, you'll get a chance to browse rare and collectible coins, sell and trade coins of your own, have collectibles and coins appraised and speak with coin enthusiasts and dealers.
Start your holiday season off right with some of the festive events taking place around DeKalb County this weekend. Check these out:
The Museum School Auction. 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. $75 per person. Agnes Scott College. 141 East College Ave., Decatur. email@example.com. www.tmsauction.com.
Help raise money for The Museum School by attending their annual auction at Agnes Scott College. Tickets include a fully catered dinner, drinks, live music, games and, of course, an auction filled with fantastic items to bid on. Some of the many choice items include a week on Little Gasparilla Island, a weekend in designer treehouse and park-hopper passes to Disney World.
City of Dunwoody Veterans Day. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Free. Brook Run Park. 4770 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. 678-382-6700. www.dunwoodyga.gov.
Join the rest of your community in celebrating the country's veterans this Friday at the City of Dunwoody Veterans Day event. It all starts at 10 a.m. at the Brook Run Park Veterans Memorial, and will honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, both past and present.
Avondale Estates Garden Club Annual Holiday Bazaar. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Free. Avondale Community Club. 59 Lakeshore Drive,
Avondale Estates. 404-294-5400. www.avondaleestates.org.
Start shopping early for the holidays this year by attending the Avondale Estates Garden Club Annual Holiday Bazaar. Along with delicious refreshments, you'll get a chance to peruse stunning holiday decorations, antiques, garden decor, jewelry, clothing, themed gift baskets and bird houses. All proceeds go to benefit the Avondale Estates Garden Club and their educational and charitable community projects.
Opening day of Stone Mountain Christmas. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Passes start at $25.95 per person. Stone Mountain Park. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 800-401-2407. www.stonemountainpark.com.
Stone Mountain Park unveils the opening day of their annual Christmas celebration this Saturday. With over 2 million holiday lights, live music, character visits and special Christmas-themed attractions, the Stone Mountain Christmas event has a little something for everyone. This year's event will feature the Rudolph The Red-Nosed-Reindeer 4-D movie, Christmas songs on the Singalong train, live performances including The Littlest Christmas Tree and A Christmas Carol and the interactive Wonderland Walkway.
Spend your weekend taking part in some of the festive events happening around Gwinnett County this weekend. Check these out:
Scout Appreciation Day at Medieval Times. 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. $26.95 for scouts and leaders, $36.95 for non-scouts. Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 770-225-0495. www.medievaltimes.com.
It's Scout Appreciation Day down at Medieval Times, so if you have a Scout in your family, or a troop leader, make sure to head over to Medieval Times this Saturday to enjoy a 2 hour show, a 20 minute educational presentation, lunch and a special Medieval Times participation patch to add on to their uniforms.
Lighting of the Tree. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Free. Braselton Town Green. 9924 Davis St., Braselton. 706-684-0369. www.events.exploregwinnett.org.
Start your holiday off right and bright with the Lighting of the Tree on the Braselton Town Green this Saturday. Along with a stunning display of lights, visitors will enjoy live music, local choirs, concessions, including hot boiled peanuts and funnel cakes, and a movie showing following the event.
International Food Festival. Noon, Sunday, Nov. 13. Free. Trickum Middle School. 130 Killian Hill Drive, Lilburn. 770-359-9022. www.di.church.
Sample some of the most delicious food across the globe at the International Food Festival this Sunday. It all takes place at Trickum Middle School, and food tastings will include Mexican, Chinese, Korean, Latin American, Indian and American Thanksgiving fare.
2016 Expo Mujer. 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Free. Infinite Energy Forum. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 404-969-6183. www.expomujerga.com.
Connect with other Latinas like yourself at the 2016 Expo Mujer taking place at the Infinite Energy Forum. At this free and inspiring event, you'll get a chance to see a fashion show, take part in workshops, watch a talk show, see the onsite health fair and shop from the marketplace.
From poetry to wine tasting, North Fulton has the makings of a memorable weekend. Check out these events:
Alpharetta Veterans Day Tribute. 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Free. Brooke Street Park at Alpharetta City Hall. 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta. 678-297-6000. www.awesomealpharetta.com.
Honor and celebrate veterans this Friday at the Alpharetta Veterans Day Tribute taking place at Brooke Street Park. This year's event will feature Mayor David Belle Isle and former state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Georgia, Al Lipphardt. The Alpharetta High School Quartet will perform, followed by an invocation, Armed Forces Medley, Posting of the Colors, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, Laying of the Wreath, 21-Gun Salute and the playing of "Taps."
Grandiose Grape Wine Festival. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. $65 per person. The Mill Kitchen and Bar. 590 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. 770-817-9345. www.xorbia.com.
Enjoy the fantastic weather out there while sampling some of the best wine in the South at the Grandiose Grape Wine Festival happening this Saturday in Roswell. Featuring live music, food from The Mill Kitchen and Bar and over 100 different wines, there's a little something for every palate out there. Proceed will benefit the Drake House of Roswell and The Chattahoochee Nature Center.
Johns Creek Poetry Festival for Teens and Adults. 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Free. Northeast Spruill Oaks Library. 9560 Spruill Road, Alpharetta. 770-360-8820. www.socialweb.net.
The annual Johns Creek Poetry Festival for Teens and Adults will take place this Saturday at the Northeast Spruill Oaks Library, and will feature interactive workshops, presentations and more. Workshops include "Poems and the Spoken Word," led by poet Rupert Fike, and "Grammar: The Way to Intensity in Poems," led by poet Ginger Murchison.
Harpist Lisa Handman Performs in Honor of The Friends of Northeast Spruill Oaks Library. 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Free. Northeast Spruill Oaks Library. 9560 Spruill Road, Alpharetta. 770-360-8820. www.socialweb.net.
Listen to renowned harpist Lisa Handman as she performs a wide range of musical styles, including classical, Celtic, Broadway, Jewish, New Age, religious and popular genres. Call to register for this free, not-to-miss event, which takes place at the Northeast Spruill Oaks Library on Sunday.