Art museum flourishes; historic marker to be unveiled
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Features Editor
sallylit@bellsouth.net
October 24, 2012 12:00 AM | 1273 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The moment you think there’s nothing to do, you need to check out what’s happening at Marietta Cobb Museum of Art at 30 Atlanta St. On Oct. 15, Joshilyn Jackson of Decatur led the discussion on her book, “A Grown-up Kind of Pretty.” To learn about the author and her books, visit www.joshilynjackson.com.

Bookworms in attendance included Sharon Averett, Paulette Basham, Sue Bentley, Chris Campbell, Jennifer Davis, Allison Haslam, Faith Jansen, Beth Kindred, Sally Macaulay, Nancy Morgan, Della Ridley, Trudy Snell, Susan Story, Jane Worley and Melissa Worley.

MCMA also hosted an event with local artist Thomas Arvid for the C5 Georgia Charity, nonprofit organization that helps teens with high potential but who are from high-risk backgrounds. Visit www.c5georgia.org for more information.

Arvid’s first solo exhibition, “Arvid, Reflecting the Good Life” runs through Dec. 15 at MCMA. Arvid is internationally known for his still life paintings of wine.

Cakebread Winery came from Napa Valley to serve wines to the 125 guests in attendance including Vanessa and Thomas Arvid, Katie Bush, Dennis Cakebread, Stephanie Davage, Jennifer Fox, Maggie Geraghty, Gary Handler, Dianne and J.R. Kraus, Ronald Lewis, Hugh Macaulay, Tim Overmyer, Ewoud Swaak, Patrick Ungashick and Stephanie Ungashick. To learn more, visit www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org or call (770) 528-1444.

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On Friday at 12:30 p.m. the Marietta Historic Preservation Commission and the City of Marietta will unveil a historic marker in front of the building at 156 Church St. on the corner across from First Baptist Church of Marietta and St. James’ Episcopal Church. The building was once the Clarke Library, the first library in Cobb County. Sarah Freeman Clarke helped found the library.

Today the former Clarke Library houses the business of floral designer K. Mike Whittle, who will hold a reception following the

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Polk Street Players presents the farcical British comedy “Winter Glory” by Peter Coke, directed by troop founder Michael Campion. The play follows a group of civilized retirees who share a London flat. The do-gooder seniors use ingenuity and deceit in hilarious ways to help solve other people's problems, but their complicated schemes have a way of going awry!

The talented ensemble includes Sheila Allen, Diane Dicker, Steve Pryor, Alice Spencer, Diane Hail, Mary Nimsgern, Debra Mason, Lynda Palmer, Pete Borden and Alan Powell. Performances are Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m., Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m., and Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. on the Stellar Cellar stage at St. James’ Episcopal Church at 161 Church St. in Marietta.

Tickets are $12.50 to $20 for Saturday dinner shows (Nov. 3 and 10). For reservations, call the Box Office at (770) 218-9669 or visit www.polkstreetplayers.org.



Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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