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…
Sampling Smorgasbord. Attention area foodies: the 2013 Taste of West Cobb will take place on Saturday, April 20, at Hillgrove High School. Come out for this free event featuring samples from area restaurants like Smallcakes Cupcakery, Okinawa, Yogli Mogli, La Parilla and more. The event also features entertainment by the Hillgrove Band, booths with representatives from local businesses, bungee trampolines and other activities for kids.
Tickets for the Taste of West Cobb are sold in packs. Each pack costs $10 and includes 10 taste tickets and two raffle tickets. Most samples require two or three taste tickets. Buy them online at www.tasteofwestcobb.com. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hillgrove is located at 4165 Luther Ward Road in Powder Springs.
Spring Cleaning. Clean out your clutter while helping the environment at this Saturday’s Earth Day Recycling Event sponsored by Keep Cobb Beautiful. Bring your reusable and recyclable items including electronics, latex paint, Styrofoam, textiles and batteries to dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way. The event also features free and secure document shredding.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jim R. Miller Park, located at 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta. Click here for a complete list of accepted recyclables.
Chasing Away Cancer. Lace up your running shoes for this Sunday’s Chastain Chase, which features a variety of road races in support of Cancer Support Community Atlanta, a non-profit organization that provides education to cancer patients and their families.
The races — a 6K run, one-mile run and a “tot trot” for kids — begin and end at the RoadRunner Sports at 3756 Roswell Road and wind through Chastain Park. Your registration fee supports the organization, includes access to an after-party with DJ entertainment and gets you a free t-shirt.
To pre-register, visit www.cscatlanta.kintera.org/chastainchase.
Festival Season Is Here. You’re in for one giant celebration at the 37th Annual Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival this Saturday and Sunday in downtown Kennesaw.
At the center of the festival is the Smithsonian-affiliated Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. The festival features more than 200 crafts booths, activities for kids, entertainment, and performances from local schools and dance groups. The weekend starts Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with a downtown parade, which will include marching bands from local schools and a number of floats.
The festival takes place on both sides of Main Street in downtown Kennesaw. Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free, sponsored by the City of Kennesaw and the Kennesaw Business Association. Visit www.kennesawbusiness.org for more information.