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Author to hold book signing at Caribou Coffee

Author to hold book signing at Caribou Coffee

ATLANTA -- A Mableton author will hold a book signing at a local coffeeshop next weekend.

Wayne E. Beyea is the author of The Treasure of Valcour Island. He will sign copies of the book Saturday, Apr. 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Caribou Coffee on Northside Parkway in Buckhead.

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According to Beyea's publisher, Tate Publishing:

It was difficult to hide a body 30 feet long, 2 to 4 feet thick, and weighing nearly 6,000 pounds, but he knew every inch of the half-mile long, pitch-black cavern ... he stretched his massive, dark body against the cool stone wall and tried to blend into the dissipating darkness near the far end of the cavern.

Pebblebrook HS presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Pebblebrook HS presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts will stage Little Shop of Horrors later this month.

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According to information from CCCEPA:

A doo-wop spoof of 1950s sci-fi disaster movies, "Little Shop of Horrors" follows the misadventures of Seymour, a down-and-out floral assistant who longs to get the girl of his dreams and escape life on skid row. He becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon, "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination.

Cobb Encore Series brings The Association to stage

Cobb Encore Series brings The Association to stage

Marietta, Ga. -- The hit 1960's band The Association will perform during the Encore Series on February 23 at the Cobb Civic Center. 

A spokesperson for Cobb County said the show starts at 8:00 p.m. The Civic Center is located at 548 Marietta Parkway. 

The Association has produced singles including "Windy" and "Along Comes Mary." The group has sold over 80 million albums, as well as earned six gold records and two platinum records. In 1967, the band became the first group to open a rock festival, now known as the historic Monterey Pop Festival. 

For more information on the February 23 show, call (770) 528-8490.

 

Theatre Project to stage 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'

Theatre Project to stage 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'

MABLETON, Ga. -- This spring's Theatre Project production will be a staging of Thoroughly Modern Millie.

The community theater program will produce a junior version of the popular high-energy 1920's musical Apr. 19-21.

The Theatre Project is an educational outreach that brings a theatrical experience to young people in Cobb County. It is hosted by the Mable House Arts Center in Mableton. Past productions include Beauty and the Beast, Oliver!, Peter Pan and Seussical the Musical.

Learn more about the Theatre Project and Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. at mablehouse.org.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

ATLANTA -- Members of metro Atlanta's chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold a peace rally and workshop for middle school students over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Ivy Community Center in southwest Atlanta. It is part of the 40 Days of Peace project, which aims to spread service and kindness through the country.

The peace rally and workshop will aim to teach young people about Dr. King's mission, and to raise awareness of crime and crime prevention strategies. Law enforcement members will also give an interactive presentation to encourage children to stamp out gangs and bullying.

Middle school students from several metro Atlanta counties -- Cobb, Cherokee, Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale -- are expected to participate.

Mable's Tea Room to host Mommy & Me Tea

Mable's Tea Room to host Mommy & Me Tea

MABLETON, Ga. -- Mable's Tea Room is starting a new tradition this holiday season -- a Mommy & Me Tea event.

Teatime will be 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Despite the name, dads and grandparents are also more than welcome to attend.

Prices range from $40 for a table for four to $80 for a table for eight. Prices include finger sandwiches, desserts, tea and a small gift.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 770-819-3285.

Mable's Tea Room is located in the Mable House Arts Center at 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton.