The Galleria Chat appears on this blog each week. The Chat provides a hearty helping of events and announcements to keep you in the know about the area surrounding the Atlanta Galleria Office Park. So without further ado…
Opa! This weekend marks the 23rd year of the Marietta Greek Festival at the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. The festivities feature the very best Greek cuisine and desserts, a Hellenic dance program, a Greek marketplace and tours of the Byzantine-style church’s interior.
The event runs Friday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is only $3 and is free for children ages 12 and younger.
Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church is located at 3431 Trickum Road in Marietta. Because the festival activities will stretch across the church’s grounds and parking lots, shuttles will be available from Simpson Middle School, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Trickum Road, Lassiter High School and the Shallowford Crossing Shopping Center.
Click here for more information on the festivities and parking.
Community Dinner. Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays kicked off its summer season this week at Taylor-Brawner Park. Each Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., residents are invited to the park for dinner with a number of rotating food trucks, including favorites like Hail Cesar, Happy Belly, Ibiza Bites, Freckled & Blue and King of Pops.
Stay up to date on the latest food truck news on Smyrna Food Truck Tuesday’s Facebook page.
Adopt-a-Thon. There’s no end to the joy a pet can bring. Find your new best four-legged friend at the Cobb County Animal Control Adopt-a-Thon this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shelter’s grounds.
The event features special rates on adoptions, food vendors, demonstrations by police K-9 units, a DJ and raffle prizes. Also, local Marietta author Ed T. Payne will be signing copies of his children’s book “The Daily Rounds of a Hound.”
Admission is free. Cobb County Animal Control is located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta. For more information, visit www.cobbanimalcontrol.org.
A Dynamic Duo. Two soulful musicians come together for one amazing show at the Cobb Energy Centre on Wednesday, May 22, at 8 p.m.
“Jazz Roots: Satin and Soul” features David Sanborn, a six-time Grammy Award winning jazz and R&B alto saxophonist, and Jonathan Butler, a guitar and vocal star whose music fuses his African roots with gospel and jazz sounds.
Tickets range from $31 to $77 plus applicable fees. Visit the Cobb Energy Centre online for more information and to purchase tickets.