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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)

Cobb County job fair returns next week

Cobb County job fair returns next week

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County's annual large job fair will be held next Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Cobb Civic Center in Marietta.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a number of employers, service organizations and colleges, including AT&T, Staples, WellStar Health Services and the FBI.

The Cobb Civic Center is located at 548 South Marietta Parkway.

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

Music legend Ricky Skaggs coming to Woodstock

Music legend Ricky Skaggs coming to Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Music legend Ricky Skaggs is coming to FoxTale Book Shoppe on his Kentucky Traveler book tour on Tuesday, August 27 at 7 p.m.

In Kentucky Traveler, Ricky Skaggs, the music legend who revived modern bluegrass music, gives a warm, honest, one-of-a-kind memoir of forty years in music—along with the Ten Commandments of Bluegrass, as handed down by Ricky’s mentor Bill Monroe; the Essential Guide to Bedrock Country Songs, a lovingly compiled walk through the songs that have moved Skaggs the most throughout his life; Songs the Lord Taught Us, a primer on Skaggs’s most essential gospel songs; and a bevy of personal snapshots of his musical heroes.

Donate to Covering the Bases fundraiser

Donate to Covering the Bases fundraiser

ACWORTH, Ga. -- The Acworth Police Department will hold a fundraiser to make playing fields more accessible for disabled children.

Covering the Bases will take place Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14 at Horizon Field. In the past, it has helped the Horizon League build a special rubberized ball field, a handicap accessible playground and a concession stand.

This year's Covering the Bases will feature sports tournaments, including a midnight game of kickball, as well as concerts, movies and vendor demonstrations.

To learn more or donate to Covering the Bases, visit acworth.org. The event has already raised more than $100,000 to ensure that Acworth children with disabilities can participate in sports.

Horizon Field is located at 4000 South Main Street.

City hosting back-to-school movie night

City hosting back-to-school movie night

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Celebrate the start of a new school year with a free screening of The Croods in downtown Acworth.

The city has partnered with the Acworth Business Association to show the movie on the football fields at the Acworth Sports Complex on Friday, Aug. 2.

Gates open at 7 p.m., with the movie scheduled to begin at dark. Everyone is invited to come out and bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Visit acworth.org for more information.

Will Write for Food workshop comes to Woodstock

Will Write for Food workshop comes to Woodstock

FoxTale Book Shoppe will welcome Dianne Jacob, author of WILL WRITE FOR FOOD, The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir and More on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 6pm for a unique workshop.