The Week of Nov. 5 | Whuff News

Nov. 1—Warrior Alliance partners with the Cobb Community Foundation to support Atlanta Navy Week

The Warrior Alliance has announced a partnership with the Cobb Community Foundation to support Navy Week Atlanta, a weeklong series of events, US Navy exhibitions and community projects through November 6.

Navy Week Atlanta brings Sailors from across the fleet to the area to highlight the importance of the Navy to Atlanta, the state of Georgia and the nation. The week will end with a two-day performance by the Navy Flight Demonstration Team, The Blue Angels, at the Atlanta Air Show. Participating Navy organizations include Sailors from the Naval Reserve Center Atlanta, USS Constitution, Office of Small Business Programs, Navy Talent Acquisition Group Atlanta, Naval History & Heritage Command, Navy Band Southeast, US Naval Academy, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2, US Navy Ceremonial Guard , Navy Training Squadron, Naval Meteorology Command, US Navy Parachute Team, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 72, Strike Fighter Squadron 11 and the US Fleet Forces.

As part of the events, Nov. 2 has been designated as Navy Day of Service in Cobb County which will include Sailors and volunteers doing a variety of community events including area high school parades, elementary school projects, food drives , furniture assembly. and local beautification projects. Cobb Community Foundation and the Warrior Alliance are working together to coordinate the program with assistance from the US Navy Office of Community Outreach.

Navy Day of Service will conclude with a free concert at Battery Atlanta by the Navy Rock Band Southeast and live performances by the Navy Ceremonial Guard and the Explosive Ordnance Group, a demo robot that doesn’t crash, at the Battery Atlanta Georgia Power pavilion.

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Create new worlds in popular arcade games

The popularity of Dungeons and Dragons, the world’s most popular game, has soared since the pandemic.

Residents can learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons on November 1 at the Sibley Library, 1539 South Cobb Drive in Marietta.

Ages 13 and up, and adults can sign up to attend four sessions including rules, character creation, world building and more.

For more information, visit


Celebrate GIS Day

Geographic Information Systems Day, better known as GIS Day, is part of Geography Week.

The Cobb County GIS staff has a fun celebration planned for Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Arts Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta.

This free event will include maps, announcements, talks, fun runs/walks, raffles and printables. Online activities and additional information can be found at

There are also printable coloring maps available at for GIS Day.


Award-winning author Ann Hite reads at the North Cobb Library

Join Georgia author Ann Hite at the North Cobb Regional Library, 3535 Old 41 Highway in Kennesaw, on November 1 at 6 pm for an exciting evening of readings from her short story collection, Haints on Black Mountain, and a Q&A session.

Hite’s book is available for purchase at the library. Copies will also be available for purchase and signing after the reading thanks to the Cobb Library Foundation. No RSVP required.

For more information, call 770-801-5320 or visit


Cobb County Meeting in November

Cobb County’s Civil War Roundtable will meet Nov. 3 to 7 pm at the Hilton Atlanta / Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street in Marietta.

Theresa Kaminski will discuss “Dr Mary Walker’s Battle: One Woman’s Journey to the Medal of Honor and the Battle for Women’s Rights.”

The CWRTCC meets on the first Thursday of each month and is a private organization open to the public. The CWRTCC encourages the study, analysis and appreciation of events, characters, records and publications related to America’s Civil War.

The first visit is free. Annual dues are $45 per person or $65 per couple.

The CWRTCC will also have a sale before the meeting from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Hundreds of Civil War related books will be available. are sold.

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Cobb Law Library hosts discussions on veterans’ issues

The Cobb County Law Library will have “Veterans Legal Issues” on Nov. 30 to 3 pm at the Law Library.

The Cobb County Law Library is located on the Fourth Floor of Cobb Superior Court, 70 Haynes Street in Marietta. It is open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Registration is required for the free event, which will be presented by professor Alexander Scherr, Director of the Veterans Legal Clinic at the University of Georgia School of Law. Space is limited for this seminar. To register, call the Law Library at 770-528-1884. The information is for general legal information only and does not constitute legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is established at this seminar.


United Military Care holds an annual Appreciation for Those Who Served Picnic

United Military Care will hold its Annual Appreciation for Those Who Served Picnic on Nov. 5 from 11 am to 3 pm at East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road in Marietta.

There will be free food, live music and children’s activities.

For more information, visit or call 770-973-0014.


Acworth’s Veterans Day Ceremony is Nov. 11

The city of Acworth is holding a Veterans Day ceremony on November 11th at 2:00 pm to thank those who served serve with loyalty to their country, as well as those who are currently serving.

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Kenesaw honors seniors at lunch

The City of Kennesaw will honor the service of veterans past and present with an appreciation dinner on November 11 at noon at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive in Kennesaw.

All veterans and active military are invited to attend. No information is required. A small program will include appreciation from Mayor Derek Easterling, a special guest speaker, a presentation of colors by the North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Unit and POW/MIA recognition by the North Cobb American Legion Post 304.

This year’s Veterans Day dinner is provided by the North Cobb Rotary Club. Lunch will be provided by Copeland’s of Kenesaw.

Food will be available next door by registering at

No registration is required to attend the event at the Community Center.

For more information, visit or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.


Acworth Craft Beer & Wine Festival is November 12th

The City of Acworth partners with Atlanta Beer Festivals each year to bring the Acworth Craft Beer & Wine Festival.

The event, for ages 21 and over, will be held on November 12 at Logan Farm Park. Attendees can enjoy over 100 beers, live music, food and wine. No children or pets allowed.

Registration is required for this event and limited tickets are available. Registration will include entry to an event, commemorative mug, all beer samples and entertainment.

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14th Annual Acworth Turkey Chase 5K Fun Run & 2K Walk is Nov. 19

The 14th Annual Acworth Turkey Chase will be held in downtown Acworth on November 19.

For more information, to register or support the cause, visit


Santa arrives in Acworth

The City of Acworth, along with their partner NorthStar Church, will host Santa’s Arrival.

Santa arrives in downtown Acworth on Center Street on December 2nd. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Santa will arrive at 6:30 p.m. There will be lots of entertainment and activities until 8:30 p.m. to help to Santa. the holiday season begins.

Attendees can bring the family to hear Mayor Tommy Allegood read “The Night Before Christmas” and watch the tree lighting on the Plaza behind Henry’s.

Participants can enjoy photos with Mr. Claus, eat candy canes with all his elves and fill the streets on the holiday.

soul Photos with Santa are free each year and begin at 6:45 pm There is no photographer on site, so please plan to bring a camera to capture the special moment.

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Christmas at Acworth

Santa will return in 2022 to the Depot in downtown Acworth for pictures on December 3 and December 10 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Photos are free, but be sure to bring a camera as there is no photographer on site. There will be free horse and carriage rides on December 10 at City Hall on Center Street.

For more information, visit


Morning with the Grinch

The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department will host Breakfast with the Grinch on December 10 at the Acworth Community Center.

Attendees can enjoy breakfast while the Grinch visits each table for photo opportunities and sharing Christmas wishes. After breakfast, the Grinch will join us as we create Grinch decorations and crafts.

Space is limited. Each family member must be registered to attend the breakfast.

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Acworth Christmas Golf Tournament

On December 14 starting at 6 p.m., participants can join Acworth for its second Christmas Golf Cart Parade.

The event is free, but registration is required to participate in the poetry series. The parade has a route through town that spreads through neighborhoods to spread holiday cheer.

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