Garden’s Rose gala to support science, nature education
by Sally Litchfield
April 15, 2014 09:53 PM | 1444 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Everything is coming up roses! Smith-Gilbert Gardens will have its 4th Annual Rose Garden Gala on May 3 starting at 6 p.m. Proceeds from this fundraising event are used to support science and nature-based education programs and to conserve, enhance and study the more than 3,000 plants in the Gardens collection. Guests will be invited to bid on a variety of live and silent auction items including one-of-a-kind experiences, tickets to sports and entertainment, restaurant packages, wine and spirits and more. Sponsors for this year’s Gala include Gas South (Bonsai level), Georgia Power, Croy Engineering, and Republic Services (Azalea level).

“We are excited to plan an event highlighting the beautiful setting at Smith-Gilbert Gardens,” said Shelby Weeks, gala committee chair. “This is one of the most unique events in Cobb County. You won’t find a more picturesque place to enjoy a wonderful dinner with good friends.”

Cocktails and dinner are included. Tickets are $120 per person and can be purchased by calling the Gardens office at (770) 919-0248 or visiting Special pricing is available for tables of eight. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.


It is Holy Week. On Maundy Thursday, April 17, Kirkwood Presbyterian Church PCUSA is hosting dinner and a Tenebrae Service starting at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Easter Sunday will begin with a time for meditation and silent prayer in the sanctuary from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. The traditional Easter service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Worshippers are invited to bring flowers to help decorate the cross on the church’s front lawn.

Kirkwood is at 618 Acworth-Due West Road in west Cobb, across from Due West Elementary School. The pastor is the Rev. Catherine Renken. For more information about the church, visit or contact


It’s not too late — yet! You can still sign up for Hoya basketball camp at Harrison High School, 4500 Due West Road, Kennesaw 30152. Basketball Summer Camps for grades first through eight are June 16 to 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for girls and June 9 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for boys. Visit for more information.


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 Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.

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