January 2018


All Month

Spotlight Artist: Tamara Boggs
Tamara Y. Boggs is a freelance visual artist residing in metro Atlanta whose mediums are acrylic and oil paint, graphite and charcoal. Her portfolio spans a variety of subject matters and compositions, including realistic portraits, landscapes and representational abstracts. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forest St., Roswell.

Christmas Tree Recycling
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Recycle Christmas trees at The Home Depot Trees on 5300 Windward Parkway and turn them into mulch by the Davey Tree Expert Company.  Mulch is then used for public beautification projects and is available free to Alpharetta citizens. Residents can request mulch using the online request form.

Bring One for the Chipper
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Keep Roswell Beautiful is holding its annual free Christmas tree recycling at the Home Depots on Woodstock and Holcomb Bride Roads. Residents dropping off trees can also get special gifts, while supplies last. The trees will be chipped into mulch, which will be available to businesses and residents at no charge.

Friends of the Alpharetta Library Book Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come support the library and library programs by shopping at the Friends’ book sale on the library porch and in the Friends Bookstore (upper level, lobby area). Alpharetta Library, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta.


Mindfulness in Everyday Life
9-10:30 a.m. This four-week class with Dr. Norma Harris will teach what it means to be mindful of your body, mind, emotions and life. There will be guided exercises, group discussion and practice, and some homework. Ages 13 and up. Four weeks costs $100, while two weeks costs $55.

RUMC Job Networking
12:30-9 p.m. Get ahead in the job market with these free workshops at 12:30 p.m., and a 5 p.m. orientation and dinner, followed by an evening keynote speaker or Mini Job Fair. Hosted by the Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell. Complete agenda online.

JAN 10

“Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical”
Preview show Jan. 10. Shows run Jan. 11-28, times vary. Based on the life of Rosemary Clooney. GET will ring in the New Year with its second musical of the Silver Anniversary season, offering a fresh and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent made her a Hollywood legend. Tickets start at $15. Georgia Ensemble Theatre at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell.

Growth and Development in Alpharetta
6:30 p.m. Learn about the latest public projects and development, like the Alpha Loop, in Alpharetta. The Director of Community Development will be available to present information and answer questions.

Healthy Transitions for Women Support Group
10 a.m. Get a step-by-step, easy and concrete plan for exploring or transitioning into a new career or lifestyle change, like having a baby, starting retirement or working with relationships. The workshop will be with certified life coach Sona Tank. Reservations are required. Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek.

Divorce Workshop
6:30-8:30 p.m. If you are a woman considering divorce or in the early stages of divorce this workshop is designed to help educate you about the legal, emotional and financial aspects of the divorce process. 695 Mansell Road, Suite 120, Roswell.

JAN 11

Cooking and Crafts
4:30-6 p.m. This creative program is a fun way to experience history through simple recipes and heritage crafts enjoyed in the past. Each class includes a cooking activity and a craft. This month’s theme is ice cream. For ages 6-11. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek.

JAN 13

Frozen 5K and the Snowflake 1K
8 a.m. Both courses are on the paved bike trails and are closed to traffic. After the race, join the fun with lots of food, a DJ, photo opportunities and more. All participants get a T-shirt. Dress as a fairy tale character for a chance to win prizes. This is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Parking is at Newtown Park, Johns Creek. Registration starts at $20.

“The Giver”
Jan. 13, 20, 23 and 27, times vary. Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver - to receive and keep the memories of the community. Tickets are $10. Georgia Ensemble Theatre at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell.

Buffalo Stack
3 and 8 p.m. To date, Buffalo Stack has released a 5-song EP “Hammer and Nails” in 2016 and a full-length self-titled album in 2014. They play a mix of rock, soul, country and blues. Tickets are $20. Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming.

JAN 16

Cooking Class: Knife Skills
6:30-9:30 p.m. In this hands-on class, you'll hone basic knife skills and practice the fundamental cuts—mince, dice, brunoise, batonnet and julienne. Complimentary wine is served with dinner, and a free mini-tour of Barrington Hall is included. $50 per person. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell.

JAN 20

CPR Class
8 and 10 a.m. The "Heart Ready" program offered by the city provides both CPR and AED certification classes to Johns Creek residents. Participants must be at least 12 years old and Johns Creek residents. The classes hold up to 20 people. Classes are taught at the temporary Johns Creek City Hall, Temporary City Hall, 10700 Abbotts Bridge Road, Suite 190, Johns Creek, GA 30097.

Harpeth Rising
3 and 8 p.m. Voted “Best Local Band in Nashville,” Harpeth Rising brings four classically-trained musicians to the stage and a new sound to the folk genre. Tickets start at $15. Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming.

JAN 22

Roswell Restaurant Week
Through Jan. 31. Enjoy this citywide event that encourages locals to try new dining options and invites new customers to the Roswell restaurant scene. Roswell Restaurant Week highlights the diverse culinary experiences Roswell has to offer with over 30 local restaurants to try. See all participating restaurants and their preix fixe menus online.

JAN 26

Northeast Spruill Oaks Library Book Sale
Through Jan. 28, times vary. A wide range of children’s, teen and adult fiction a variety of media will be on sale at great prices. Teen and adult volunteers needed to set up and tear down the Book Sale. Northeast Spruill Oaks Library, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek.

Big Apple Circus
Through Feb. 25, times vary. See high wire performances, flying trapeze acts, daredevil roller skating, live comedy shows and more. No wild or exotic animals are used. All proceeds from Opening Night and a portion for the rest of the run will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Tickets start at $25. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 1775 Founders Parkway, Alpharetta.

JAN 30

Women and Teen Safety and Self-Defense
6-8:30 p.m. Johns Creek Police Department is offering safety and self-defense classes for teenage girls and women to learn situational awareness and self-defense. Limited space is available. Please wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing to the class. Register online. Johns Creek Police Department, 11445 Johns Creek Parkway, Johns Creek.

Cooking Class: Evening in Budapest
6:30-9:30 p.m. In this hands-on class, learn how to make red borscht soup, goulash, Hungarian cucumber salad and Hungarian torte. Complimentary wine is served with dinner, and a free mini-tour of Barrington Hall is included. $50 per person. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell.

Effective Individualized Education Program Meeting
7-8:30 p.m. Learn how to use effective communication skills to develop a partnership with your child's Individualized Education Program team. Get tips for preparing for school meetings and how to be an effective member of the team. The presenter is Laurie Smith from Parent to Parent of Georgia. Forsyth County Board of Education, 3950 Overlake Drive, Cumming.


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