The Weekender: Jazz and Bridal Expo

Other weekend offerings include a model train expo and a county reading bowl.


Helen Ruffing Reading Bowl

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Where: McEachern High School, 2400 New Macland Rd., Powder Springs | Get directions

Why Go: Support your child as 40 schools across Cobb County participate in this fast-paced competition.

Price: Free

Trains Trains Trains

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday

Where: Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, 2829 Cherokee St. NW, Kennesaw 30144 | Get Directions »

Why Go: If you're a model train enthusiast, the Southern Museum will feel like paradise.

Price: $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children ages 4-12 and free for children three and under.

Cherokee Bridal Expo

When: noon Saturday

Where: 108 Arnold Mill Rd., Woodstock | Get directions 

Why Go: There will be complimentary champagne and a honeymoon giveaway.

Price: $6 | Buy tickets

Marietta Latin Jazz and Jokes

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: 167 Roswell St. NE, Marietta | Get directions

Why Go: Brazilian songstress Fernanda will woo the crowd with a medley of English and Spanish jazz selections.

Price: $15 in advance and $20 at the door | Buy tickets


Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

When: 9 a.m. Monday

Where: Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at the Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Pkwy. SE, Marietta | Get directions

Why Go: Enjoy musical and dance tributes to Atlanta's native son.

Price: Free

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