Polk Street Playhouse honors actors at Appreciation Night
by Sally Litchfield
July 12, 2014 08:37 PM | 810 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Polk Street Players Awards/Audience Appreciation Night was held Saturday, June 21 in the Parish Hall of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Marietta. This was a fun filled evening, complete with a catered dinner by Elizabeth’s Edibles, photos and scenes of past productions and awards. Actors Pat Perera, Evan Weisman, Barbara Rudy and Murray Sarkin received awards. The Audience Favorite Play was “Tuesdays With Morrie,” directed by Barbara Rudy. The Fred Runde Award was presented to Barbara and Brad Rudy, and Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Head Chef Sol Putzel and Founding Member Michael Campion.

The Polk Street Players Board has decided to close after 35 years of continuous theater to the community and to St. James’ Church. Let’s say “good-bye” to an old friend as it takes its final curtain.

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On July 8, the Book Exchange at 2932 Canton Road, Marietta 30066 hosted a Happy Hour event where guests could meet authors Karen White and Jenna Blum (Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion), Wendy Wax (The House on Mermaid Point) and Erika Marks (It Comes in Waves). Among the attendees were owner Cathy Blanco, along with Donna Ahrndt, Barbra Bowers, Tiffany DeBrock, Rick Fogel, Ana Raquel, Carmen Slaughter and Wanda Patterson.

To learn more visit bookexchangemarietta.com or call (770) 427-4848.

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Oct. 11-12, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art presents ChalkFest, its annual chalk art festival around the Marietta Square, Atlanta Street and in front of MCMA. In addition to professional artists, artists of all ages are invited to participate in the juried chalk competition Saturday Oct. 11.

If you would like to enter the juried competition or be a business sponsor, visit mariettachalkfest.com for more information. Inquiries can be directed to Info@MariettaChalkFest.com or can be answered by Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art staff at (770) 528 1444.

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Fashion spotlight of the week: In jeans, a chiffon floral print top, and wedges — Julie Eubanks of Marietta — this week’s fashion pick.

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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