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Harrison honors Civil Rights Act with night of art, literature, music

Harrison High School will have a free evening of art, literature and music student-led showcase to honor the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Student dancers, singers and visual artists from both Harrison High and McEachern High will perform in the Harrison Theatre, 4500 Due West Road NW, Kennesaw.


Shallowford presents ‘Sound of Music’

Shallowford Falls’ Drama Kids Unlimited will perform “The Sound of Music” beginning this Thursday and running through Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

More than 50 students have been practicing since September for the performance and local muralist Scott McIntyre has designed a number of backdrops and sets for the performance.

Performances will be at Hightower Trail Middle School, 3905 Post Oak Tritt Road in Marietta. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at Shallowford Falls or at the door.

For more information, contact


Social media workshop is Thursday

Jeff Dess, a renowned speaker in the parenting world, will speak with parents at Sope Creek Elementary School on Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon.

Dess will discuss how parents can integrate and regulate social media with elementary school-aged children, while protecting them from negative cyber exposure.

The presentation will be in the Leadership Lodge at Sope Creek, 3320 Paper Mill Road SE, Marietta.


Walton financial aid Fridays begin

Walton High School will begin another round of financial aid assistance days Friday in the school’s career center.

Between noon and 3 p.m., parents and students can sign up for one-on-one meetings with financial aid experts from Georgia State University. The experts will be versed in FAFASA, scholarships and other ways to pay for college.

To sign up for an appointment, email


Wheeler orchestra concert is March 3

Wheeler’s Chamber Orchestra will perform at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church on March 3 at 7 p.m. Guest organist Jonathan Crutchfield will perform with the orchestra in the organ concerto No. 2 in G minor by Rheinberger. The performance is free to the public.

The church is at 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.


Auditions for ‘Music Mania’ next week

Lassiter High School’s Interact Club is having auditions on March 4, 5 and 6 at Lassiter High School’s Theatre for its annual “Music Mania” event.

“Music Mania” is a Relay-for-Life fundraising event and will feature a battle of the bands between local student musicians.

For more information, email


Internet safety presentation is March 6

Durham Middle School will be visited by Cobb Police on March 6 at 7 p.m. for a presentation on Internet safety and child exploitation.

The event will be in the school’s theater at 2891 Mars Hill Road NW, Acworth.


Multicultural cooking classes end March 11

Wheeler High School’s PTA will be offering a series of multicultural cooking classes, the last of which is March 11 at 5:30 p.m., in the Wheeler Culinary Arts classroom, No. 2057 in Marietta.

The class is free, and dishes from three countries will be featured. Interested students and volunteers are asked to contact Vani Arcuragi at

The classroom is at 375 Holt Road, Marietta.


Star Student event rescheduled

The annual Star Student Awards were canceled because of inclement weather and have been rescheduled for March 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The banquet will be at the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church in Marietta, 56 Whitlock Ave SW.


Pope High to perform ‘Sound of Music’

Pope High School’s Drama Club will perform the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” on March 13 to 16.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Student tickets are $5, general admission is $10 and VIP tickets are $15.


Little Miss Wheeler Pageant is March 15

The annual Little Miss Wheeler Pageant will be March 15 at 7 p.m., and will feature local kindergarteners through fifth-graders in their Sunday best.

All girls can participate. There will be no interview or talent portion. For more information, contact Melissa at


Durham Middle principal earns kudos

Durham Middle School Principal Susan Galante was named Outstanding Principal of the Year by Georgia PTA’s Tom Mathis Council on Monday at the annual principal’s luncheon.

Each year, the council recognizes an area principal for their efforts in making a difference in their schools. The Tom Mathis Council represents 29 PTAs in the northwest Cobb community.


Applicants for scholarship sought

Georgia’s largest credit union, Delta Community Credit Union, is accepting applications for its ninth annual scholarship program.

Five applicants will be awarded $20,000 in scholarships based on academic achievement, community involvement and an essay. Three students will be awarded $5,000 each, and two will receive $2,500. All applications must be received by March 31. More information and applications can be found at

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