2014 Storytelling Festival at Mable House Farm (October 18)

Location:  Mable House Farm logo_Cobb County Parks Recreation Cultural Affairs
5239 Floyd Road
Mableton, GA

Time:  11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Details:  Mark this date on your calendar and then come join us and listen to storytellers and music, ride a pony, pet farm animals, watch the blacksmith, take a hayride, join in a sack race, tour the 1800’s buildings and much more. What a great way to enjoy the day learning about history through storytelling and hands-on activities.  To make it even better, it’s a FREE event.  The only cost to you would be if you choose to purchase food for lunch or an afternoon snack.  You are also welcome to bring a picnic lunch.


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First Down for the Food Bank at SweetWater Brewing Company (October 6)

Location:  SweetWater Brewing Company first-down-logo
195 Ottley Drive
Atlanta, GA

Time:  Event time is from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. with the viewing party for the Monday Night Football game, the Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins.

Details:  Support the Atlanta Community Food Bank by enjoying your Monday Night Football with a guys nigh themed event at SweetWater Brewing Company! Gather your friends for an evening of Sweetwater beer, football, food from Proof of the Pudding, and bar poker as Washington takes on Seattle on the giant screen.  Play a few hands of poker, win raffle prizes, and bid on silent auction items — all to raise funds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  Must be 21 years of age to enter the event.

Tickets are $50 per person and include all-you-can-drink SweetWater pints, tailgate-friendly food from Proof of the Pudding, plus bar poker with special prizes. All proceeds will benefit the ACFB.

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Trick-or-Treat at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta (October 25)

Location:  The Children’s Musuem of Atlanta  logo_Imagine It Childrens Museum
275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive
Atlanta, GA

Time:  6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Details:  Calling all ghosts, goblins and boo’tiful princesses! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is hosting their annual Trick – or – Treat event on Saturday, October 25 from 6-9 p.m. Families can look forward to trick-or-treating, play, prizes, crafts, surprises and more! Kids are encouraged to dress up in their best spooky attire.

Tickets are $6 for members and $15 for non-members. Advance tickets are required; no tickets will be sold at the door. Don’t miss out on this howlin’ good time! To purchase tickets, please visit: http://bit.ly/1pxRscA.

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2014 Taste of Acworth (October 11)

Location:  Downtown Acworth logo_Taste of Acworth 2014
Main Street
Acworth, GA

Time:  10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Details:  More than 30 restaurants and 100 booths featuring businesses from around the greater-Acworth area.  There will be a local entertainment stage, complete with a dog show and a High School Team Cooking Challenge, children’s activities, lots of food, and more!  Plan to bring your family to experience a true“Taste” of Acworth!

Admission is FREE.  An array of diverse restaurants will be offering food samples from $1:00 to $3.00 to satisfy every palate.

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Michaels Annual Great Pumpkin Event (October 4)

logo_MichaelsLocation:  Click here to find a Michaels location near you.

Time:  Noon- 3:00 PM

Details:  It’s pumpkin decorating time! Craft the perfect jack-o-lantern with your creativity. Offer available while supplies last.

Just $6 per 9” craft pumpkin (includes supplies).

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The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill 2014 Birthday Party (October 5)

Location:  The Big Ketch Big Ketch
3279 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA

Time:  Regular business hours

Details:  The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill celebrates four great years in Buckhead with a week of festivities building up to one big bash on Sunday, Oct. 5. The week of celebrations include food and drink specials priced to signify the anniversary, including:

  • $4 featured appetizers
  • $4 select wines
  • $4 select drafts
  • Live music
  • Free half basket of hushpuppies for every table
  • $3 Fireball shots

FREE to attend

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{CBG} Creative Studio presented by ADAC (November 8 & 9)

Location:  Atlanta Decorative Arts Center  logo_Craft Box Girls
349 Peachtree Hills Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA

Time:  Saturday, Noon- 6:00 PM
Sunday, Noon- 6:30 PM

Details:  Don’t miss the most unique design and creative event Atlanta has ever experienced. {CBG} Creative Studio will feature 50 hand crafted merchants selling unique products ranging from gifts to accessories to children’s items to home decor. This is the perfect place to get your holiday shopping done!  The House of Katherine Leigh in conjunction with the ADAC showrooms will design 6 spaces depicting a kitchen, craft room, children’s room, closet, vanity and a winter wedding. Craft Box Girls will feature a DIY activation to get your creative juices flowing! Spend the day with us shopping, learning, and being inspired. You can even grab lunch in our pop up market. Three workshops featuring industry experts will take place each day. Workshop teachers will be announced soon!

Tickets are $5 through October 1, 2014 and then will go up to $10 through the event date.

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2014 Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse & Marketplace (November 19- December 7)

Location:  Home for the Holidays logo_Home for the Holidays
2865 Habersham Road
Atlanta, GA

Time:  Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. It will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Details:  In addition to tours featuring rooms designed by nationally and regionally acclaimed designers, this newly constructed English-style home located on Habersham Road will host a much-anticipated opening party, Moonlight & Mistletoe, a book-signing event, pop-up artisan marketplace, Boxwoods Boutique, and nearly a dozen festively designed tabletops by the city’s premier home and accessories boutiques.

ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center) and Home for the Holidays have partnered up to offer complimentary parking at ADAC and a festive ride on Santa’s Shuttle to and from the showhouse. Guests are encouraged to extend their holiday outing by exploring ADAC and stopping in for complimentary breakfast and happy hour events at various showrooms.

Advance tickets purchased before November 19 are $20 per person, and $25 at the door or online beginning November 19. Groups of 10 or more are $15 per person, and children 10 and under are free.

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2014 Rock’n Ribville in Lawrenceville (October 11)

Location:  Downtown Lawrenceville, GA  logo_Rockin' Ribville

Time:  Noon- 7:30 PM

Details:  The Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association (LTTA) – in partnership with the City’s Police Benevolence Fund and the City of Lawrenceville – will host the seventh annual Rock’n Ribville event on Saturday, October 11th. Attracting more than 13,000 attendees to the City’s Downtown, Rock’n Ribville will bring local businesses, a Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) National Competition and traditional Southern barbeque together with live music, arts, crafts and kid-friendly activities. The event will also celebrate Georgia’s fastest growing four-year institution, Georgia Gwinnett College.

FREE to attend

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Santa at Rhodes Hall 2014 (December 6-20)

Location:  Rhodes Hall  poster_Santa at Rhodes Hall
1516 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA

Time:  Weekends, Dec. 6-20, 2014. Registration opens Oct. 1. Times vary by date and are by reservation only.

Details:  This year, skip the malls, avoid the long lines and have a memorable Santa experience for the entire family at Santa at Rhodes Hall in Atlanta. Families can relax and delight in a winter wonderland at the gorgeous “Castle on Peachtree,” enjoying holiday music, delicious refreshments and exciting art activities, while the little ones whisper their wishlists to Santa during personal appointments.

A $38 family admission covers entertainment, refreshments from area caterers and a 5×7 photo with Santa. You may also bring your own camera or video recorder for an additional $20. Proceeds from Santa at Rhodes Hall support the activities of The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

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