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Cool things to Do around Cobb and Atlanta this Weekend!

Some fun things are happening around Cobb County and Atlanta this weekend.  Most people around East Cobb and Atlanta are busy with kids sports, Prom and everything else this weekend.  However if you have some spare time and are looking for a few cool things to do, here are some suggestions. Thanks to the East Cobber Website with these cool ideas!  And as Always, if you see a house you are interesting in purchasing, call me at 770-354-0243, I can get you into any listing any where in Atlanta!! Pretty Cool.

March 23-25
Cobb County Library Book Sale. Pick up a good read for yourself at the Cobb County Library Book Sale and restock your kid’s bookshelf while your there too! Aren’t you getting a little tired of Good Night Moon?? The sale is being held March 23rd & March 24th from 9am-5pm and on Sunday, the 25th from 1pm-5pm at Jim Miller Park. Cash or Check only! PS – while you are at Jim Miller Park on Saturday be sure to stop by the Cobb Library Foundation’s fundraiser Wild West Fest on Saturday from 10am-4pm. Sure to be a root-tootin’ good time!

St. Ann’s Garage Sale runs March 22nd-25th at The Catholic Church of St. Ann on Roswell Road in Marietta. On Thursday & FRiday the sale is from 9am-6pm and on Saturday 9am-1pm.

34th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show, with over 350 local home improvement companies exhibiting their latest in home remodeling products and services.  Demonstrations and seminars every day.  Friday-Saturday:  10am-6pm.  Sunday:  Noon-6pm.  $10/adults.Free/children 12 & under/adults 65 & older.  Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.  More info:  770-798-1997.

Peter Pan presented by Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre (formerly Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre).  Fantastic adventures await both adults and children as Peter Pan and Tinker Bell fly across the stage.  Friday:  7:30pm.  Saturday:  2pm & 7:30pm.  Sunday:  2pm.  $22-$24.  Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta.  More info/tickets:  770-426-0007 or www.georgiametrodance.org.

California Suite by Neil Simon presented by CenterStage North.  Friday-Saturday:  8pm.  Sunday:  2pm.  BYOD (bring your own dinner/dessert).  $12.Seating at tables of 8.The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-509-2700 or www.centerstagenorth.org

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels presented by Pebblebrook High School and the Cobb County Center for Excellency in the Performing Arts.  Two con men living on the French Riviera unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this small town isn’t big enough for the two of them.  They agree on a settlement:  the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target wins and the other must leave town.  A hilarious battle of cons ensues.  Friday:  8pm.  Saturday:  3pm & 8pm.  Sunday:  3pm.  $15.Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta.  More info/tickets:  770-293-0080.

Man in Black: An Evening of Three Works presented by Atlanta Ballet.  James Kudelka’a Man in Black delivers imaginative choreography over a mix of hits and hidden gems by rockabilly legend Johnny Cash. JormaElo’s ultra-modern First Flash imbues modern elements of speed and athleticism and demonstrates why he was singled out as a “talent to follow” in the New York Times’ Year in Review. InMoments of Dis, Atlanta-based choreographer Juel Lane examines the positive and negative implications of the prefix “dis.”  Friday:  8pm.  Saturday:  2pm & 8pm.  Sunday:  2pm.  $20-$135.  Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets:  800-982-2787, www.atlantaballet.com, or www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Dodgen Middle School drama presents Beauty and the Beast. The drama students of Dodgen Middle School will perform the classic Disney® musical production of Beauty and the Beast, with three performances Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25 at Dodgen Middle School theatre in the East Cobb area of Marietta. Show times are Friday, March 23 at 7:00 pm; Saturday, March 24 at 7:00 pm; and  Sunday, March 25 at 3pm. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at http://www.bcprod.org, by emailing [email protected], or they may be purchased at the door while they last.

The Grim Twins at Kincaid Elementary. Students at Kincaid Elementary School in are putting a creative spin on a very important message. The Kincaid Honor Chorus is producing an original rock musical about bullying. This full-scale production was conceived and scripted by the school’s music teacher, Pete Bush. Jim Chabucos, a respected local arranger, composer, and musician, and Marchelle Studstill, Kincaid’s technology teacher, collaborated with Bush on lyrics and arrangements. The Grim Twins will be performed by fourth- and fifth-grade students at Kincaid in March. It will then be made available to other schools and theater groups to license. To buy tickets or to learn more about The Grim Twins contact Iliana Icen, 770-235-0992.Showtimes are: March 23 6:30pm and Sunday March 25, 2012 2:30pm.

March 24
Marietta Square Winter Farmer’s Market
featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. 9am-12pm. Rain or shine. Saturdays through March 31. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

Cobb Hobbler. Celebrate the East Cobb community and it’s 220,000 residents at the Inaugural Cobb Hobbler 10K, 5K and 1 mile fun run. Organizers say the Cobb Hobbler is an opportunity for the East Cobb community to get together and support education, physical activity, and the well-being of the community. The race begins and ends at Carl Harrison Park at Lassiter High School and the run routes take advantage of the rolling hills of East Cobb, promising a scenic and fun challenge for runners of all levels. Event begins at 7:30am and registration is available up to the day of the event. 10K registration begins at $30, 5K registration at $20 and fun run registration starts at $10.  Fees will increase as the date approaches, so register early. Registration fees include a commemorative tshirt. To register, visit http://cobbhobbler.org/. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit http://cobbhobbler.org/products/become-a-sponsor.

Document Shredding Day sponsored by Keep Cobb Beautiful.  This is your opportunity to have household papers securely shredded on site at no cost to you.  Paper products only to a maximum of 100 pounds.  No plastics, CDs, floppy discs, electronics, cardboard or large binders with metal rings/clips.  9am-12 noon.  Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-422-2566.

Green Thumb Gardening Series:  Native Plants workshop presented by Marietta Council of Garden Clubs.  Registration:  8:30am.  Presentations:  9-11am.  Lunch and private tour of local garden or nursery included.  $30.Limited space.  Pre-registration required.  Marietta Educational Gardening Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta.  More info:  770-426-0536 or [email protected]

On the Farm Day with Farmer Sue of TheArtBarn.  Meet Farmer Sue and her animals, enjoy arts and crafts and hear stories all about spring animals.  12-4pm:  Live Spring Animals.  2-3pm:  Nature Crafts.  3pm:  Little Bo Peep Story time.  Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell.  More info:  770-992-2055or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

Ain’t We Got Fun, a celebration of the roaring twenties sponsored by the Circle for Children to benefit the Center for Children & Young Adults.Black tie.  1920’s clothing encouraged but not required.  6pm-midnight.  $175/person. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-333-9447.

Spring Sample Sale benefiting the Senior High Student Music of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.  Shop for apparel, accessories, and gifts from 40 vendors, some from the Atlanta Apparel Mart.  9am-4pm.  Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-795-3224.

15th Annual Wheeler High School Spring Plant Sale. Shop for spring plants at Wheeler High School on Saturday, March 24 & 31 from 9am-1pm in the Greenhouse, located on the South Drive in front of the Wheeler Magnet Building, 375 Holt Road.

Children’s Garden Theatre presents “The Big Bad Wolf”, an original children’s musical by Don Goodner.
The moon is full and the Wolf is on the prowl while Little Red Ridinghood tries to go visit her Granny in the woods. In the meantime, the Three Little Pigs are having trouble running their restaurant, and one sheep goes against the flock. This original country musical is a knee slapping good time! Show dates are Saturdays March 17th, 24th and 31st at 11:00am and 3:00pm. Tickets are $5.00 for kids and $9.00 for adults. Children’s Garden Theatre is located at 3380 Canton Road (Blackwell Square), Marietta GA 30066. For more information, visit www.childrensgardentheater.com.
Wild West Fest. A fun-filled day is promised on Saturday, March 24th, when the Cobb Library Foundation sponsors the 2nd annual WILD WEST FEST at Jim R. Miller Park (2245 Callaway Rd. SW, Marietta).

Breakfast and a Hike at Hyde Farm. Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society is winding up this year’s successful “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” events with their ever-popular Hyde Farm Hike and Breakfast on Saturday, March 24th, led by East Cobb’s own Morning Washburn. Washburn lives in Cobb Landmarks’ Power Cabin adjacent to Hyde Farm.

Addison Foundation Monte Carlo Night. Saturday, March 24, 2012, 8:30 pm – 11:30 a.m., Marietta Fish Market, 3185 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA

Junk Day at The Woodstock Market from 9am-4pm. Community garage sale at it’s best. Dealers, vendors and anyone with something to sell set up for a day of bargains. Located at 5500 Bells Ferry Road: Click here for directions!

March 25
Kabbalah Café.
Delve into the mystical secrets of Judaism based on the Chassidic teachings of Tanya.  This tale of two souls will give you the tools to understand yourself in unprecedented ways.  9:30-10:30am. Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.  More info/to register:  770-565-4412 or www.chabadofcobb.co

Participate in the Cobb Hobbler 10K, 5K and 1 mile fun run this Saturday!

March 22, 2012Leave a Comment

Celebrate the East Cobb community and it’s 220,000 residents on March 24th at the Inaugural Cobb Hobbler 10K, 5K and 1 mile fun run. Organizers say the Cobb Hobbler is an opportunity for the East Cobb community to get together and support education, physical activity, and the well-being of the community.

The race begins and ends at Carl Harrison Park at Lassiter High School and the run routes take advantage of the rolling hills of East Cobb, promising a scenic and fun challenge for runners of all levels. Event begins at 7:30am and registration is available up to the day of the event. 10K registration begins at $30, 5K registration at $20 and fun run registration starts at $10.  Fees will increase as the date approaches, so register early. Registration fees include a commemorative tshirt.

To register, visit http://cobbhobbler.org/. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit http://cobbhobbler.org/products/become-a-sponsor.

 

Great Walking/Hiking Trail in the Heart of East Cobb

I love Atlanta, especially since there are so many great walks and hiking trails right in the middle of our city.  You feel like you are in the North GA Mountains on these hikes.

One of my favorites is Gold Branch Trail located in the heart of East Cobb off of Lower Roswell between Johnson Ferry and Willeo.

It’s about a 4 mile hike along the river, I would rate it easy to moderate.  The trail moves along and brings you to Bull Sluice Lake then an open, calm views of the river.  It has some fishing and nice places to sit on a rock and just enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.   It is dog friendly too, so if your best friend wants to come, no problem.   There are some beautiful sunny days here in Atlanta in the middle of winter, go take a break and walk this trail.  You will love it.  It is cheap parking, only 3 dollars to pay and display, make sure you pay, I hear the fine is $75.00 if they ticket you.

Read more about it and don’t wait, take a walk today!

Gold Branch Trail

Explores the shores of Bull Sluice above Morgan Falls Dam and climbs into the Chattahoochee watershed

Atlanta Home Prices fell to 1998 levels …..oh my goodness!

The Standard and Poor Case -Shiller is a resource that crunches numbers and delivers us stats based on those numbers.  They just came out with the most recent news that Atlanta has hit prices at 1998 levels!   Also down 34.8 % from the 2007 peak of the market . We are the second biggest decline next to Detroit of the 20 cities that they compiled the data on.  Atlanta has been one of the hardest hit in foreclosures and short sales with almost 60% of the market of homes sold in this category.

With that being said,  the buyers need to get off the fence and not wait around anymore, there has never been a better time to buy then now with the combination of interest rates and affordability

If you’re a seller and need to sell, there are pockets where inventory levels are low and buyers cannot find what they are looking for. This is good news for sellers.

If you have a good house, priced right, then you will sell and very often in less than 90 days.    There are pockets of areas where prices have done better than others, one being in East Cobb Walton, Pope and Lassiter school districts, also Alpharetta and Johns Creek and parts of Roswell.

Atlanta Journal Constitution just ran a story on January 31st relaying this news.  Read full  article here.

Whether you are buying or selling, call me today at 770-354-0243 or email me and we can discuss the best approach to reach your real estate goals!

 

Top 5 most expensive homes sold in East Cobb in 2011

The top 5 most expensive homes sold in East Cobb in 2011 fell in the most sought after school districts.  The most expensive sold for 3.75 Million, 2 million under it’s original list price. It was on the market almost 2 years.    A spectacular home located on Horseshoe Knoll on 4 acres tucked away in the heart of East Cobb in the Pope High School District.

The 2nd most expensive sold was a young beauty on Paper Mill Rd. It sold for 2,699,900–full list price! It was only on the market 3 days.  This home is located in the sought after Walton High School district and located on one of the most prestigious streets in East Cobb.

To take a peak inside these 5 lovely homes click here.

Call me today at 770-354-0243, or email me [email protected] for all the latest trends in YOUR neighborhood.

 

 

3 East Cobb High Schools Ranked in Top 10

Atlanta magazine ranked  3 East Cobb High Schools  in the top 10!

Walton High School – #2

Lassiter High School – # 5

Pope High School -# 6

Those of us who live in East Cobb have extra bragging rights now! uh-oh.  This is good for our kids, our community AND good for real estate.  Buyers often seek out communities where the schools have a good reputation.   This will attract people here to our community to buy homes, work here and pay taxes here.

Read the article

If you know anyone thinking of buying or selling in the East Cobb area, I have been here 23 years and know it well. I would love to help them.  Call me today at 770-354-0243 and we can talk about how I can help you with your East Cobb move!

Walton High School…is it King in Cobb County?

East Cobb is a vibrant place to live.  If you live here… you know we tend to brag a bit about our schools, our low taxes, our location to Atlanta.

Buyers very often ask when moving into the area to see  homes located in Walton High School district first.  Why?  Well because Walton is considered a top high school in East Cobb and highly  desired by buyers.  The location of homes in this area is fabulous with a shorter commute if you work in town and the school is highly regarded by parents, students and teachers alike as being one of the best.  Even in this market, if your home is in Walton, it tends to sell better then other school districts in Cobb County. The new construction homes being built  in the Walton High School district now are actually selling like hot cakes.   So if you are thinking of selling or buying and the Walton High School district appeals to you take a peek at the listings below.  If you are considering selling, call  me at 770-354-0243 or email me at [email protected] and we can discuss what your home might sell for today, because if you are in Walton High School district, your home may very well sell pretty quickly!

 
$7,300,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 7 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 19,382
 
$4,450,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 8 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 8,693
 
$2,589,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 7 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 11,472
 
$2,499,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 13,714
 
$2,400,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 7,500
 
$2,395,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 7,386
 
$2,250,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 7,722
 
$1,999,999
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 8,000
 
$1,999,000
Beds: 0
Baths: 0
Sq. Ft.: 5,450
 
$1,995,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 11,583
 
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