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Newt and Callista Gingrich to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

Newt and Callista Gingrich to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is pleased to welcome Callista and Newt Gingrich on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

"We're excited!" FoxTale co-owner Ellen Ward said. "Let's give them a hometown welcome that will keep them coming back!"

Callista's newest children's book, Yankee Doodle Dandy educates and entertains as Ellis the Elephant experiences the American Revolution. With beautiful illustrations and charming rhymes, Yankee Doodle Dandy is a must read for young and old alike who want to know how America became a free and independent nation.

"FoxTale will also have Sweet Land of Liberty and Land of the Pilgrims' Pride available for purchase and signing," Ward said.

High school coaches to participate in rib-eating contest

High school coaches to participate in rib-eating contest

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Texas Roadhouse is kicking off a 10-day series of special events with a rib-eating contest for local high school coaches.

On Monday, Oct. 7, coaches from Cherokee, Harrison, Kell, Kennesaw Mountain, North Cobb, Pope and Sprayberry high schools will compete to see who can eat the most ribs.

The winning coach will receive 10 percent of the evening's proceeds for his football team.

The Battle of the Coaches contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. It will be preceded by an applesauce-eating contest for children at 6:30 p.m.

Texas Roadhouse is located at 2475 Barrett Creek Parkway in Marietta. Learn more at the restaurant's Facebook page.

Jamie Deen to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

Jamie Deen to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is excited to welcome restaurateur, author and Food Network star Jamie Deen to Woodstock on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.

Jamie believes quality time in the kitchen with his family is an important part of life. Deen grew up cooking with his mother, the iconic Paula Deen, and his brother Bobby, and now shares that tradition with his own wife and kids. Even with his busy schedule hosting the Food Network’s “Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen,” helping run the Deen family restaurants, and doing charitable work around the country, Jamie makes sure his family comes together at night to share a special meal.

Jamie’s heartfelt philosophy is at the core of his first solo cookbook, Jamie Deen’s Good Food: Cooking Up a Storm with Delicious, Family-Friendly Recipes (Kyle Books; September 2013).

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! at The Strand in Marietta, FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

The Berenstain Bears LIVE!  at The Strand in Marietta, FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Center for Children & Young Adults (CCYA) proudly presents the Berenstain Bears in Family Matters the Musical!

This show is in town for one day only -- Saturday, Oct. 5. There will be three performances: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Earl Smith Strand Theater on the Marietta Square. All proceeds benefit CCYA.

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this special family-friendly exclusive show event brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in an exciting theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right.

Run a 5K at Kennesaw Mountain

Run a 5K at Kennesaw Mountain

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Runners can challenge themselves with a 5K run up Kennesaw Mountain next month.

The second annual Assault on Kennesaw Mountain will be held Saturday, Oct. 12.

Runners will begin assembling at Marietta's Grace Community Church at 6 a.m. The race will be off and running at 7:30 a.m. sharp. Its course begins at the intersection of Kennesaw Avenue and Tower Road, follows Kennesaw Avenue's old running path and eventually winds to the national park, finishing in the parking lot atop the mountain.

Registration is $35 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds from the race benefit the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation.

Learn more and sign up at active.com.

Grace Community Church is located at 770 Kennesaw Avenue NW.

PROBE College Fair returns to metro Atlanta

PROBE College Fair returns to metro Atlanta

(WXIA) -- The 2013 PROBE College Fair will make several stops in metro Atlanta this month.

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Representatives from nearly 200 colleges and universities will attend the fairs to answer high school students' questions about all aspects of college life, including admission, academics and financial aid.

The fair will be at the Gwinnett Center Wednesday at 6 p.m. On Thursday, it will be at Town Center at Cobb, also at 6 p.m.

Smaller PROBE events will be held across Georgia throughout September. See a calendar and learn more at gaprobe.org.

County to host document shredding, shoe collection

County to host document shredding, shoe collection

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County will host a document shredding event for residents this weekend.

The free event will allow Cobb citizens to safety dispose of sensitive documents.

Keep Cobb Beautiful officials will also collect gently-worn shoes at the event. The shoes will be distributed to county residents in need.

The shredding day and shoe collection will be Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at multiple locations:

  • Marietta Power (591 North Marietta Parkway)
  • Piedmont Church (570 Piedmont Road, Marietta)
  • Powder Springs City Hall (4484 Marietta Street)
  • Wolfe Adult Recreation Center (884 Church Street, Smyrna)