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2012 EDITION 2012-2013 CALENDAR


BBQ COMPETITION Oct. 20, BBQ, Bowls and


Beyond – People can purchase unique volunteer-made ceramic pieces and enjoy foods from a BBQ competition at the Johns Creek Arts Center.


5K AND 10K RACE October 20,


Race (5K&10K)- Fairgrounds.


ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL October 20 - 21, Arts and A Juried


Music Fall Festival.


event with 100 booths plus Live Jazz, Blues and Acoustic Music performances on three Stage areas Saturday


evening 10


a.m. - 6 p.m. Historic Downtown Alpharetta!


SPOOKY MILL Oct. 26-27, Spooky Mill –


Trick or treat in the Heritage Village, and enjoy games, spooky stories, fortune-telling, and a haunted house at Autrey Mill.


SIP OF THE SOUTH October 27, A Sip of the


South at Bulloch Hall. A great evening of good food, good drinks and good music! 770- 992-1731 or www.bullochhall. org.


ARTS FESTIVAL Oct. 27-28, Johns Creek Arts


Festival – An arts extravaganza will field more than 100 artists in myriad media displaying their work.As part of the Arts Festival, the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra


will perform an evening concert on Oct. 27.


ART SHOW AND SALE October 27 – 28, Gallery 35 presents "Alpharetta Art In The Park” Old Milton Park in Historic Downtown


Alpharetta. This


Artists Market features unique handcrafted work by your local artists and includes pottery, woodwork, metal work, jewelry creations, handmade children’s clothing,


photography,


watercolor, oil, soaps and lotions, mosaic art and much more.


DOG SHOW


October 26-28, Wills Park, Atlanta Obedience Dog Show.


NOVEMBER 2012 DINNER-THEATRE


November 1 - 25, DINNER-


THEATRE, The New American Shakespeare Tavern, “Some of the absolute best theatre in


CHRISTMAS IN ROSWELL November – December, Christmas In Roswell: Events, activities, open houses, tours, Santa sightings, re-enactments, dance, musical performances, theatre, art and so much more. www.visitroswellga.com.


RUSH November 1, An Evening


with "RUSH" 7:30 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.


CONCERT


November 3, James Casto is joined by Don Henry and Craig Carothers at 7 p.m. on the beautiful 170 acre Chukkar Farm.


MUSICAL


November 8 – 18, A Taffeta Christmas (musical) presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Donna, Kaye, Peggy and Cheryl return to their hometown for a Christmas performance


of


holiday classics, pop standards and newly discovered rock and roll holiday songs that will have audiences singing along. “Highly recommended.” – Appen Newspapers, 770-641- 1260 or www.get.org.


ANTIQUE TRACTOR EXPO November 9-10, 2012, Cumming Steam, Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Expo- Cumming Fairgrounds.


CHIRSTMAS AT BULLOCH November 17 – December Christmas in the White


30,


House at Bulloch Hall. Enjoy a presidential look at the holiday season.


Eleven presidents will


be represented from George to Jimmy. See customs and past- times of these years on display. Open for self-guided tours: Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m.


Fast Pace Cumming


all of Atlanta. A must check- out.” , Titus Andronicus, – Ray Appen, Appen Newspapers, www.shakespearetavern.com, 499 Peachtree St. Northeast, Atlanta. 404-874-5299.


WAR EXHIBIT November - December,


The Smith Family and the Civil War Exhibit: The War at Home. To commemorate the 150 year anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. This exhibit runs through December 31. Admission is included in the purchase of regular tour ticket. www.archibalksmithplantation. org or 770-641-3978.


HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE Nov. 10, 2012 - Johns Creek Holiday


Arts Center Student


Show and Sale – Art students exhibit and sell their artwork.


BBQ CUP


November 16-17, 2012, The National BBQ Cup- Cumming Fairgrounds.


SCOUT DAY Nov. 17, Scout Day at Autrey Mill – Scouts can earn badges, patches,


belt-loops,


etc. by visiting various stations set up around the park.


CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Nov. 26, Christmas Tree/ Dreidel lighting – The kick-off to a week of festival and special events


commemorating


DINNER-THEATRE 23,


the


founding of the City on Dec. 1, 2006.


November 29 - December


DINNER-THEATRE, The New American Shakespeare Tavern, “Some of the absolute best theatre in all of Atlanta. A must check-out.” , Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol , – Ray Appen, Appen Newspapers, www.shakespearetavern.com, 499 Peachtree St. Northeast, Atlanta. 404-874-5299.


DECEMBER 2012


SNOW ON THE SQUARE December 1, Snow on the


Square Head to downtown Alpharetta to find snow, elves, hot drinks, a holiday market and a chance to meet Santa!


CHRISTMAS MARKET December 1, Christmas


Farmers Holiday Mart Children's inflatables and holiday activities fill the downtown for an old fashion Christmas celebration from 1 - 6:30 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies with prize drawings will take place throughout the day. Farmers market vendors with samples and craft vendors will be displaying their Holiday wares along with the


retail stores in downtown Alpharetta.


FOUNDERS PARADE Dec. 1, The Founders Day


Parade and Santa Jam – The Johns Creek Founders Day Parade is the highlight of a week of activities celebrating


TREE LIGHING November 29, Tree Lighting Downtown


the Alpharetta


Celebration Come together to create special memories with your family at this holiday lighting extravaganza! Enjoy children’s activities, refreshments, photos with Santa and watch as 10,000 bulbs light!


the City’s incorporation. Santa Jam, immediately following the parade, includes games, music, food, activities and a photo op with Santa at Johns Creek High School.


CHRISTMAS PARTY December


1, Bulloch Christmas Party.


Friends of Join


FOB to come to this wonderful evening including the Lighting of the Bulloch Tree, Carolers, tour of the house decorated for Christmas and more. 770-992- 1731 or www.bullochhall.org.


GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS December 1, Gingerbread Christmas at Smith Plantation Home.


Four 30-minute


workshops are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Ages 6 & up. Limited to 10 children. Advance reservations required. $10 per child. 770-641-3978 or www. archibaldsmithplantation.org.


HOLIDAY CONCERT December


2, City Alpharetta


Deck the Halls at 3 - 4 p.m. The Alpharetta


Band Holiday Concert City Band will be


"making the spirits bright" with their


annual holiday concert.


Join the Alpharetta Golden Age Club at the Alpharetta Adult Activities Center for some light refreshments and an afternoon concert.


CHRISTMAS HIGH TEAS December 4, 6, 11 and 18, Christmas High Teas at Bulloch. Relax and enjoy this holiday tradition as ladies in period dress serve a two course High Tea.


The evening includes a


tour of the house decorated for Christmas. 4 p.m. Reservations $40 per person; 770-992-1731 or www.bullochhall.org


A CHRISTMAS CAROL December 7 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, A Christmas Carol directed by Wally Hines, with Brink Miller as Scrooge. Performances held at Bulloch Hall in the Osage Terrace Room. A holiday tradition you will not want to miss. Weekday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Sunday performances are at 7 P.M. Doors open ∏ hour before performance;


There


will be an intermission. $15 per person; Reservations Required. 70-992-1731.


CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS December 8, Christmas for


Kids at Bulloch Hall. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Candy cane hunt, holiday crafts, snacks, hunt the yule log, storyteller, a visit from that extraordinary couple, Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Reservations


required; $10 per person. 770- 992-1731.


CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL December 7-8, Christmas in


Cumming Arts & Crafts Festival- Cumming Fairgrounds.


CANDLELIGHT TOUR December


8, Candlelight


Tour of the Southern Trilogy Sites. This evening tour will allow you to visit all three homes in beautiful candlelight and enjoy festive holiday decorations and entertainment. 5 – 9 p.m. $20 www.southerntrilogy.com.


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Dec. 8, Breakfast with Santa – Children can have breakfast with Santa and enjoy music, holiday crafts and activities at Park Place at Newtown School.


RE-ENACTMENT


enactment of Mittie and Thee’s 1853 Wedding.


December 20, Re- Be a special


guest at the historic wedding of Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt


(Sr.). A much


anticipated annual event so be sure to make your reservations. 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m. Reservations required. 992-1731; org.


770- www.bullochhall. JANUARY 2013


COMEDY PLAY January 10 – 27, Georgia Ensemble Theatre


presents


Swell Party, a world premiere comedy,


at Roswell Cultural


Arts Center. A wedding party is flat-out ruined when the groom turns up dead. As the guests


gather to reconstruct


the evening’s events and try to solve the mystery, it becomes clear that for Southerners, the truth isn’t nearly as important as a good story. recommended.”


“Highly


Newspapers www.get.org 770-641-1260.


DINNER-THEATRE January


31 - DINNER-THEATRE, March


– Appen or


03, The New


American Shakespeare Tavern, “Some of the absolute best theatre in all of Atlanta. A must check-out.” , Romeo and Juliet


2013, – Ray Appen,


Appen Newspapers, www. shakespearetavern.com, 499 Peachtree St. Northeast, Atlanta. 404-874-5299.


WEDDING SHOWCASE January, Roswell Wedding Showcase – www.roswell weddings.com.


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