The Weekender: Work Out with Billy Blanks, Music for the Soul
Looking for something to do in Cobb and Paulding this weekend? Patch has a few suggestions.
When: 3 p.m. Friday
Where: 2515 Charles Hardy Pkwy., Dallas | Get directions
Why Go: After Friday, there will be just two more opportunities in 2012 to buy farm fresh eggs, meat, milk, cheese and more from the Farmers Market.
Price: While admission is free, don't leave your wallet at home. Support your local vendors.
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Jimiz Lounge, 2090 Cobb Pkwy. SE, Smyrna | Get directions
Why Go: After a long week, you need something to minister to your soul. Independent Christian music artists will lift their voices in song and testimony at this inaugural expo.
Price: $20 | Buy tickets
When: 9 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday
Why Go: Proceeds support teachers, student scholarships and other important programs.
Price: Admission is free, but bring your checkbook to support some of the show's 160 vendors.
When: 9 a.m. Saturday (5K Fun Run), 9:15 a.m. Saturday (2K Walk), 10 a.m. Saturday (Little Pilgrim Trot)
Where: Main Street, Acworth | Get directions
Why Go: Participants of all ages and abilities can walk, jog or run. Get a head start on that New Year's resolution to shed a few pounds.
Price: If you register on the day of the race, the cost is $30 for the timed run, $20 for the untimed fun run (ages 13 and up) and $10 for the untimed fun run (ages 6-12 years old). Kids who are 5 years old and younger participate for free.
When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Why Go: Meet the man behind Tae Bo. Plus, there will be giveaways, healthy snacks and games.
Looking for more local events? Check out Smyrna-Vinings Patch's events page.