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Enjoy North Georgia Fair at Jim Miller Park, Now Open

Enjoy North Georgia Fair at Jim Miller Park, Now Open

The 79th annual North Georgia State Fair returns to Jim Miller Park Thursday, Sept. 22,-Sunday, Oct. 2. The fair features live music, free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, blue ribbon competitions, local entertainment and food. There will also be games and rides on one of the largest carnival midways in the country.

A covered area guarantees concerts rain or shine, with appearances by country and contemporary Christian artists. Headlining the free concert series this year are: Colt Ford, Friday, Sept. 23; Josh Kelley, Saturday, Sept. 24; Chris Young, Wednesday, Sept. 28; The Band Perry, Thursday, Sept. 29; Christian artist Big Daddy Weave, Friday, Sept. 30 and Mark Wills, Saturday, Oct. 1. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. and are free with park admission.

As the largest fair in metro Atlanta, it attracts almost 300,000 people every year from north Georgia and surrounding states.

Smooth jazz festival coming to Mable House this Saturday

Smooth jazz festival coming to Mable House this Saturday

Tickets are still available for the 2011 Jazz Grooves Atlanta Smooth Music Festival at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre Saturday, Sept. 17.

The event will feature smooth jazz super group Fattburger, Nick Colionne, Jackiem Joyner, Steve Oliver and local saxophonist Jeff Sparks. The gate will open at 12:30 p.m. and the show begins at 1:30 p.m. Lawn seating is $30, reserved seating is $58 or $62 and VIP tables that seat four are available for $85 per seat (must be bought as a complete table).

Tickets may be purchased at Mable House's box office, or at ticketmaster.com. For more information on the show, call 770-819-7765 or visit smoothjazzgrooves.com.

Free Style Art for kids! $10 = 2 Hr DROP IN Art Session at The Little House of Art ($20 Value)

Free Style Art for kids! $10 = 2 Hr DROP IN Art Session at The Little House of Art ($20 Value)

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Two concerts left in free Summer Candlelite Series at the Mable House Amp

South Cobb Arts Alliance is sponsoring the Summer Candlelite Concert Series at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre and Kayla Taylor Jazz will perform Saturday, Sept. 10.

Parking and general admission are free. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Attendees may bring their own food and beverages and concessions will be open. Tables that seat four are available for $50.

The final show of the series will be Blair Crimmins and the Hookers Saturday, Oct. 15. To reserve a table call 770-819-3285.

In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak

In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak

The traveling exhibition, "In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak," is opening at East Cobb Library Thursday, Sept. 8. Sendak is best known as the illustrator of more than 100 picture books, including "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen." The exhibit reveals Sendak's work and shows how his artistic journey has led him deeper into his family's history and his Jewish identity.

"We are delighted to have been selected as a site for this exhibition," Helen Poyer, Cobb Public Library System director, said. "A study of Sendak's work proves that his illustrations and stories aren't just for children.

$25 = 5 Visit Card for Sing-Along Drop-In Classes at Eclectic Music ($50 value)

$25 = 5 Visit Card for Sing-Along Drop-In Classes at Eclectic Music ($50 value)

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Fall art classes coming to Mable House; home school classes available too

Fall art classes coming to Mable House; home school classes available too

Fall class registration for Mable House Arts Center begins Tuesday, Aug. 30, and classes begin Sept. 12.

Visit mablehouse.org to view class dates, times and prices. Registration is available online, by calling the center at 770-819-3285 or in person.

Mable House Arts Center also has a thriving home school program offered to the community as a supplement to regular home school classes. The classes are offered at a reasonable rate and are a great opportunity to enrich the lessons being taught at the home.