Arts & Entertainment

The Robber Bridegroom

Runs Aug. 11 to 26. Based on Eudora Welty’s novella, The Robber Bridegroom is the Southern-fried Robin Hood tale of Jamie Lockhart, a handsome rogue who’s a gentleman by day and bandit by night. When he falls for Rosamund, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world is turned upside down. General admission tickets are $26.94 adult, $16.16 senior (65+) and student. Act3 Playhouse, 6285-R Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs 30328.

Summer Serendipity Opening Reception

Saturday, Aug. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of original art and light refreshments during the opening reception of this Juried show. The artist who wins first place receives a $1,000 cash prize! Johns Creek Arts Center, 6290 Abbotts Bridge Rd., Bldg. 700, Johns Creek 30097.

Tickling of the Ivories

Thursday, Aug. 17, 1-2 p.m. Enjoy the talents of Dr. Ronald E. Cavitt, professional pianist, teacher and composer. Bring a friend or make some new ones while you enjoy some favorite tunes. Free, but registration is required. North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 S. Main St., Acworth 30101, 770-975-7740. Go to to register and get additional info.

25th Silver Anniversary Gala Cabaret Fundraiser

Saturday, Aug. 19, 6:30-11 p.m. The Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) celebrates its 25th Silver Anniversary Season with a Gala Cabaret at the Metropolitan Club. The cabaret brings together 250 guests for a party featuring music and entertainment by GET to help fund the theatre’s programs. Tickets are $125 per person. The Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Pkwy., Ste. 100, Alpharetta 30005.

Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers

Saturday, Aug. 19, 8 p.m. Two legendary musical groups, both in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, come together in their 2054 Tour. Get ready for an evening of spectacular music and dancing in the aisles. Tickets start at $27.50. Verizon Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta 30009.


Lunch and Movie: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Monday, Aug. 21, 12-3 p.m. In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married, too. Lunch is served at noon, followed by the movie. This fundraiser benefits West Cobb Senior Center. Advance ticket purchase required: $8 for Cobb County residents, $10 for non-residents. West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Hwy., Powder Springs, 30127, 770-528-8200. Go to for tickets and details.

The Glass Menagerie

Runs Aug. 31 to Sept. 17. Amanda Wingfield is an impoverished, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and daughter, Laura. While she strives to give meaning to all their lives, Tom and Laura find escape in their worlds of illusions. Tickets range from $10 to $30. New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta 30064.


The Best of The Second City

Friday, Sept. 1, 8 p.m. The show features a selection of favorite Second City sketches from the past 50 years, as well as the improvisation that has made them famous. Tickets run $25 to $30. Sylvia Beard Theatre, 2200 Buford Hwy., Buford 30518.


Health & Wellness

Skin Cancer Screening

Thursday, Aug. 10, appointments begin at 5:30 p.m. Be proactive and take care of your body’s largest organ by attending this free skin screening and evaluation. Registration is required and space is limited. WellStar North Fulton Hospital, 3000 Hospital Blvd., Roswell 30076, Call 770-751-2660 for your appointment.

Medicare Benefits

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Medicare beneficiaries, and future ones, should learn more about Medicare Advantage plans, prescription drug plans and other Medicare programs. Presented by Curtis Turner, president of Executive Ideas, Inc. Free, but registration is required. Freeman Poole Senior Center, 4025 S. Hurt Rd., Smyrna 30082, 770-801-3400. Register and get more info at


Learn Something

BH Technology Group Classes

Get in touch with your tech. BH Technology classes are specifically designed for older adults.

  • General Computer Tips: Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10-11 a.m. Aloha to Aging, 4608 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta 30068
  • Basic Computer: Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10-11 a.m., North Fulton Senior Services, 6500 Vernon Woods Dr., Sandy Springs 30328
  • iPhone and iPad Quick Start: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Pleasant Hill Pres Church, 3700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth 30096
  • Cyber Sunday: Tech Questions Answered: Sunday, Sept. 10, 4-5:15 p.m., St. George Village, 11350 Woodstock Rd., Roswell 30075
  • Learn about Amazon Prime: Monday, Sept. 11, 10-11:30 a.m., Amy’s Place, 14 Sloan St., Roswell 30075
  • Tech Tips: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10-11 a.m., Morningside of Alpharetta, 253 N. Main St., Alpharetta 30009
  • Android Class — 8 weeks: Thursday, Sept. 14, 1:45-3:15 p.m., Emory Continuing Education, 6 Executive Park Dr., #100, Atlanta 30329

Call 770-696-9808 to reserve your spot.

Getting Eco-Friendly with Keep Cobb Beautiful

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. Kate Strong, Program Specialist with Keep Cobb Beautiful, will discuss the background, purpose and focus of Keep Cobb Beautiful, the special environmental concerns for Cobb and Georgia, and the events, activities and projects facilitated by the county’s environmental stewardship group. Free, but registration is required. Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St., Ste. 100, Marietta 30064, 770-528-5355.

Memoir Writing Class: I’ve Got a Story, You’ve Got a Story—Getting Yours Down on Paper

Starts in Fall 2017, Fridays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This workshop, led by instructor Peggy Corbett, will assist you as you craft your life story. You’ll identify incidents that shaped your life, figure out your life’s major themes, mine your memory for life-altering moments and stitch it all together into a compelling story for your children to enjoy for years to come. Bring a bag lunch, a composition and/or a laptop (optional). Cost is $85 for the 5-week session. Cherokee Arts Center, 94 North St., Canton 30114.