The Arts

Dunwoody Fine Art Association Meeting

Wednesday, March 7, 9:30 a.m. The Dunwoody Fine Art Association March meeting will start with refreshments and social time followed by a program by Lynn Weisbach, a local mixed media and watercolor artist. The meeting is free and open to all interested artists. Room 4 at Spruill Arts Center, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody 30338. Contact dunwoodyfineart.org/contact for details.

Three art quilts created to honor Rocky Mountain National Park: Barbara Hollinger’s landscape, Nancy Evans’s aspen, and Catherine Kane’s mountain lion.

The 36th Annual Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show

Mar. 9-18. Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild hosts a special exhibit of quilted art which represents the 59 designated National Parks in the U.S. Each National Park is represented by three originally designed quilted illustrations, for a total of 177 quilts. You can learn more about the project at npscentennialquilts.com. Bulloch Hall admission is $7 for seniors; $8 for adults; $6 for children; and free for ages 6 and under. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell 30075. For more info, call 770-992-1731, visit bullochhall.org or email BHQGShow@gmail.com.

The Addams Family

Runs through Mar. 11, Thursdays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1 & 5 p.m. Based on the characters from the original cartoons and ‘60s television series, “The Addams Family” shows how spooky things get when daughter Wednesday falls in love with a respectable man. Ideal for all ages, this is the 25th production of Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Jerry’s Habima Theatre, Georgia’s only theatrical company directed and produced by professionals and featuring actors with special needs. Member tickets are $25, $10 for ages 12 and under; community tickets are $35, $15 for ages 12 and under. MJCCA’s Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody 30338. For tickets, call 678-812-4002 or go online to atlantajcc.org/habima.

Art—the play @ dk Gallery

Runs Mar. 16-18, Friday & Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 p.m. Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play, “Art” raises questions about art and friendship. When a woman purchases an expensive, completely white painting, it raises differing opinions on art among her friends. Seating is very limited. Admission is $40 and covers the performance, drinks and delectables served throughout the evening. dk Gallery, 25 Park Sq., Marietta 30060. Purchase tickets through brownpapertickets.com; visit dkgallery.us or call 770-427-5377 for more info.

Book Talk + Signing: Steve Berry, The Bishop’s Pawn

Sunday, Mar. 25, 7 p.m. Part of Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s A Page from the Book Festival. New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry, who hails from Marietta, Ga., presents his newest thriller. “The Bishop’s Pawn” is a riveting tale of adventure that involves recurring hero Cotton Malone, a former Justice Department operative. Cost is $15; $10 for MJCCA members. Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody 30338. For information, call the MJCCA Box Office at 678-812-4002 or visit atlantajcc.org/bookfestival.

The 3 Redneck Tenors

Tuesday, Mar. 27, 7:30 p.m. Part of The Arts Council Signature Series. The 3 Redneck Tenors were top 10 finalists on “America’s Got Talent” and have been thrilling audiences since 2006. The show is a musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists from Broadway and world opera stages. Individual tickets are $30 for seniors (65+); $32 for adults; and $23 for students. Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University, 202 Boulevard, Gainesville 30501. Call 770-534-2787 or visit TheArtsCouncil.net for more info and tickets.

Learn Something

The History of Norcross & History of Duluth Book Talk & Signing

Sunday, Mar. 11, 3 p.m. Join authors Edith Holbrook Riehm, Gene Ramsay and Cate Kitchen to hear stories from their book “Images of America: Norcross.” Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center, 10 College St., Norcross 30071.

Thursday, Mar. 29, 7 p.m.Spend an evening with S. Lorraine Norwood as she discusses her book “Images of America: Duluth.” Duluth City Hall, 3167 Main St., Duluth 30096.

Both events are free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Learn more about Gwinnett Public Libraries events at gwinnettpl.org.

Nutritional Health Fitness for Seniors

Friday, Mar. 16, noon-2 p.m. There are two steps to becoming physically healthy—working out and making healthy eating choices. For some, choosing to eat healthy is the hardest decision to make. Comforting Arms presents information on nutritional challenges for seniors, proper eating, portion control, food safety and much more. Cost is $5 for Cobb residents; $6 for non-residents. North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 S. Main St., Acworth 30101. To register learn more, call 770-975-7740 or visit cobbcounty.org.

Spring Container Gardens

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 1-3 p.m. Terri Carter with Cobb County/UGA Cooperative Extension Services leads a hands-on class on how easy it is to create your own spring container garden containing lettuce, greens and herbs. Terri will also bring seeds for planting and demonstrate how to make a healthy salad dressing for your container-grown greens. Bring one large garden container and three plants (lettuces and herbs). Free; registration required. Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St., Ste. 100, Marietta, 30064. Call 770-528-5355 to get details and register or visit cobbcounty.org.

Special Events

Brookhaven JenCare Senior Medical Center Open House

Thursday, March 1, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet Dr. LaToya Lee and learn about JenCare and their concierge style healthcare, exclusively for seniors. Brookhaven JenCare Senior Medical Center, 3371 Buford Hwy., Atlanta 30329. Call 404-836-0230 to RSVP and register for a door prize.

Rescue Dog Olympics

Saturday, Mar. 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Here’s a festival to celebrate rescue dogs and their forever families! It’s a fun-filled day with competitions that include toss and fetch, lure chase and an agility course. There are events like the St. Paw-trick’s Day Dog costume contest and a pet rescue fashion show. Admission is free, and all leashed dogs are welcome. BrookRun Park, 4770 Peachtree Rd., Dunwoody 30338. Visit rescuedogolympics.com to get the details.

The Model Train Show

Saturday & Sunday, Mar. 17 & 18. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association sponsors the show and will raffle off a complete train layout with Digital Command Control. Visitors can view old or new trains and shop from the more than 250 model train dealer tables. The public is invited to bring excess model railroad equipment to sell at the White Elephant tables. Admission for both days is a one-time charge of $10 for adults; ages 12 and under get in free, as do scouts and service members. Cobb Galleria, Exhibition Hall A, 2 Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta 30339. Get details at themodeltrainshow.com.

ShamRockin’ for a Cure

Saturday, Mar. 24, 7 p.m. It’s a party with a purpose. You’ll help support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation while you enjoy with a night filled with music, delicious foods and adult beverages as well as silent and live auctions. Early bird tickets are $105 and increase to $115 as the event gets closer. This event is for people 21 and older only. Verizon Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta 30009. Contact Ginny Conrad at 404-325-6973 or vconrad@cff.org , or visit shamrockinforacure.com to find out more.

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday & Sunday, Mar. 24 & 25. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Now in its fourth year, Brookhaven celebrates the Cherry Blossom Festival in Blackburn Park with live entertainment, an artist market, a food court, classic car show, 5K race and more. Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd., Brookhaven 30319. For more info, go to brook.splashfestivals.com.

Celebrate the Plate 2018

Saturday, Apr. 7, The 4th annual Casino Night is presented by the Meals on Wheels Young Professionals Board. Individual tickets are $65. Paris on Ponce, 716 Ponce de Leon Pl., Atlanta 30306. For details, visit mealsonwheelsatlanta.org or email Lbejarano@mealsonwheelsatlanta.org.

 

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