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NOVEMBER 10-11

Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival in Cumming

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Featuring a wide variety of artisans and craftsmen with handcrafted merchandise, the Sawnee Artists’ Association festival includes photos with Santa and kid-friendly activities. Food trucks and kettle corn will be available outside. Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, 3410 Ronald Regan Blvd., Cumming. www.sawneeart.org

ALL MONTH

Spotlight Artist: Jane Turner-Haessler

Through Dec. 29, all day. Spotlight artist Jane Turner-Haessler returns to the Roswell Cultural Arts Center lobby with her “People on Canton” exhibit. Her acrylic and ink renderings depict the people and businesses on Roswell’s Canton Street. Her images portray the vibrancy of Roswell’s quaint village streets. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

NOVEMBER 1

‘I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti’

Through Nov. 11, times vary. The Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents a one-woman comedy/drama about good food and bad boyfriends – with live cooking. Everyone is invited to Giulia’s kitchen and treated to tales of her sometimes disastrous, sometimes successful love life. Food tasting opportunities will be available. Tickets start at $26. Georgia Ensemble Theatre, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. www.get.org

‘Annie’

Through Nov. 11, times vary. In the depths of the 1930s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. The Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming. Tickets start at $27.50. www.playhousecumming.com

NOVEMBER 3

Johns Creek Poetry Festival for Teens and Adults

10:15 a.m. The annual Johns Creek Poetry Festival for teens and adults will be held at Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek. Featured published poets will be part of this family fun event, which is in memory of Johns Creek Poetry Group co-coordinator Ronald Boggs. www.johnscreekga.gov

NOVEMBER 6

Game Day Dinner Class

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Barrington Hall hosts a full array of cooking classes based on classic European and American cuisine. After preparing the meal, participants will dine on their creations in the home’s spacious modern kitchen. 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. www.roswellgov.com

NOVEMBER 10

Veterans Day Breakfast

8 – 9:30 a.m. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast at Milton City Hall, 2006 Heritage Walk, with local veterans. www.cityofmiltonga.us

Milton Literary Festival

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Milton Literary Group will host the fourth annual Milton Literary Festival in downtown Crabapple. Featuring more than 45 authors, the event will be packed with panels, author chats and workshops, as well as opportunities to meet and mingle with your favorite authors or find new ones. www.miltonliteraryfestival.com

Thanksgiving Open Hearth Cook and Crafts

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Clarissa Clifton will be discussing the history of Thanksgiving food and cooking a fall harvest pot roast and a pineapple upside down cake for dessert in the open hearth in Smith Plantation’s historic cookhouse. There will also be an opportunity for children and adults to make Thanksgiving crafts they can use on their table. Free. Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

‘Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook’

11 a.m. Someone took Junie B.’s new black furry mittens, and they didn't even put them in the lost and found. The new boy in school thinks Junie B. is a nutball, just because she was laughing at recess. Junie B. is on a mission to prove she’s not a nutball, avenge her black furry mittens and maybe get a great new colorful pen too. Georgia Ensemble Theatre, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. $10 per ticket. www.get.org

NOVEMBER 10-11

Titan Tidings Christmas Gift Show

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday. Shop for holiday gifts from more than 110 vendors with jewelry, holiday and home décor, accessories, pottery, glassware, monogrammed and children’s items, fine art and more. A bake sale keeps your shopping energy up and running. Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell. www.btcatholic.org/TitanTidings

 

Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival in Cumming

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Featuring a wide variety of artisans and craftsmen with handcrafted merchandise, the Sawnee Artists’ Association festival includes photos with Santa and kid-friendly activities. Food trucks and kettle corn will be available outside. Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, 3410 Ronald Regan Blvd., Cumming. www.sawneeart.org

NOVEMBER 13

Thanksgiving Side Dishes Class

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Barrington Hall hosts a full array of cooking classes based on classic European and American cuisine. After preparing the meal, participants will dine on their creations in the home’s spacious modern kitchen. 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. www.roswellgov.com

NOVEMBER 14

‘In Memory of Self and Comrades’

7 – 9 p.m. Barrington Hall hosts lectures on the Civil War and other areas of interest to local residents. This is a special lecture and book signing. Michael Shaffer will have his new book, “In Memory of Self and Comrades,” available for purchase and signing. $5 suggested donation. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell.

www.roswellgov.com

NOVEMBER 17

Johns Creek Arts Center Holiday Sale

Through Dec. 22. Johns Creek Arts Center’s annual holiday sale features original, handcrafted, fine art gifts at affordable prices. Choose from handmade jewelry, pottery, paintings and prints by instructors as well as youth and adult students. Johns Creek Arts Center, 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Building 700, Johns Creek. www.johnscreekarts.org

NOVEMBER 18

The Lighting of Avalon

Starts at 1 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit with festive music and free activities for the whole family. Enjoy an appearance from jolly old Saint Nick and live music, culminating with the tree lighting at 7 p.m. Avalon, 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. www.experienceavalon.com

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

2 p.m. Enjoy making a festive centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Everything you need is included to make and take away an arrangement of fresh flowers placed in a small pumpkin vase. $25 per person. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

NOVEMBER 19

Avalon on Ice

Times vary. Through Jan. 21, 2019. Ice skate at Avalon on their Rockefeller Center-sized ice skating rink in the plaza. Watch for theme nights and enjoy warm, tasty treats rink side. Enjoy special events throughout the season and sign up for ice skating lessons. Avalon, 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. General admission starts at $18. www.experienceavalon.com

Santa at Avalon

Times vary. Through Dec. 24. Join jolly old Saint Nick in his cozy cottage at Avalon for a dose of Christmas magic this holiday season. He will be around for the holiday season to spread Christmas cheer, take photos with children and families, share magical moments with those who visit him and more. There will also be special events throughout the week, including story time, pet photos and breakfast with Santa. www.experienceavalon.com

NOVEMBER 22

Tryptophan Half-Marathon in Cumming

7:30 a.m. Before digging into your Thanksgiving feast, work up an appetite by running one of three distances: half-marathon, 10K or 5K. All distances will start and finish at Fowler Park, 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming, winding along the Big Creek Greenway. Early registration and carpooling are recommended. No dogs, baby strollers or skates. All proceeds benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. www.runsignup.com/Race/GA/Cumming/TryptophanHalfMarathon10k5k

Turkey Trot

8 a.m. Representatives from Lambert High School’s Blessings in a Backpack student organization will be on-hand at the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot to collect donations. Blessings in a Backpack is an organization that focuses on feeding elementary age children on the weekends. The race will be at 3838 Johns Creek Parkway in Johns Creek. Registration is $17. www.fivestarntp.com/turkey-trot-2018.html

NOVEMBER 29

‘Christmas in Dixie: The Musical’

Through Dec. 16, times vary. A snowstorm has stranded Ashley and Savannah, two pageant queens, at the Birmingham airport. Having missed the Miss Toyland pageant in Atlanta, they will now have to enter Miss Chicken Plucker in order to win enough money to pay for the rest of nursing school. Two Marines, home on leave, are also stranded and the last available lodging anywhere near Birmingham is a bed and breakfast in Bug Tussle, Alabama. The Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming. Tickets start at $25.

www.playhousecumming.com

Christmas Tree and Dreidel Lighting

6 – 8 p.m. Enjoy the lighting of the Christmas tree and dreidel in Johns Creek with traditional holiday music by local elementary school choruses and a special early appearance by Santa. A Toys for Tots drop-off will be available. Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. www.johnscreekga.gov

 

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  • Starting Thursday, November 1st, 2018, repeated every day until Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 12:00 am