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Sample Cobb's many offerings during Restaurant Week

Sample Cobb's many offerings during Restaurant Week

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Craving something new? Check out one of the 44 area restaurants participating in Cobb Restaurant Week.

From Sept. 8-15, the restaurants will offer pre-selected three-course menus for $15, $25 or $35 per person, not including tax and tip.

Cobb Restaurant Week is sponsored by Cobb Travel & Tourism.

Participating restaurants include:

Acworth
* Henry's Louisiana Grill (4825 North Main Street)

Fourth of July fireworks in Cobb

Fourth of July fireworks in Cobb

ATLANTA -- Fireworks are the pièce de résistance for any Independence Day celebration. Find out where you can see them in Cobb County this Fourth of July.

(You can watch fireworks in Atlanta too!)

Celebrate July 4 on the Marietta Square
The fun in Marietta begins at 10 a.m. with a parade that marches from Roswell Street Baptist Church to the Marietta Square. Afterward, there will be concerts, arts and crafts, food, games and plenty more family fun, all culminating in a fireworks display that will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

ATLANTA -- Enjoy a cool treat and help kids in need at the same time on Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day.

On Thursday, June 26, the fast food chain will donate one dollar from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which provides funding for 170 children's hospitals in North America.

Learn more at miracletreatday.com.

Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute to give concert

Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute to give concert

ATLANTA -- The 11 talented local students who participated in this year's Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute will give a special concert next month.

The institute, which is one of only a few programs of its kind in the U.S., puts high school students through a rigorous audition process and offers eight months of workshops, vocal coaching and other courses for young people who are interested in pursuing music careers.

In the three years the Atlanta Opera has offered the program, 11 of its graduates have gone on to study music at universities and conservatories across the country.

3 words: Frappuccino Happy Hour

3 words: Frappuccino Happy Hour

ATLANTA -- It's back! Starbucks' wildly popular Frappuccino Happy Hour event will return this Friday, May 4.

The coffeehouse chain will hold Frappuccino Happy Hour every day through Sunday, May 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All sizes of the Frappuccino frozen drinks are half-price during Happy Hour.

Starbucks has brought back its two coconut drinks -- the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino and the Coconut Crème Frappuccino -- for summer. It also debuted two brand new flavors on Tuesday.

The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is "an indulgent blend of rich mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, Frappuccino chips, our signature Frappuccino Roast coffee and milk blended with ice and topped with delicious chocolatey whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumbles."

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market, located inside the W Atlanta-Midtown, is rolling out two new promotions with the High Museum of Art in Midtown beginning the week of April 16 in order to encourage guests to support the arts and to offer a convenient and free parking option for museum-goers.

The restaurant’s Artful Thursdays will take place every Thursday evening beginning at 5 p.m. and includes the following:

·         Complimentary valet at the W Atlanta-Midtown (guests most present their High Museum ticket and their Spice Market receipt upon leaving to receive valet services free of charge)

·         Half-priced tickets to the High Museum of Art, which can be purchased at the Museum. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

A Cobb County library will be holding a 'Lunch & Learn' to commemorate Holocaust

A Cobb County library will be holding a 'Lunch & Learn' to commemorate Holocaust

 

COBB --  Staff at Mountain View Regional Library will host a National Holocaust Commemoration Week lunch and learn 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, in the library's community room. 

The event will feature Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld, education director at the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. Dr. Schoenfeld is a Holocaust survivor and will discuss his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Warsaw, Dachau and Muehldorf concentration camps during World War II.

Registration is required. To register, call 770-509 2725 or visit the adult reference desk.
Mountain View Regional Library is located at 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.