EVENT DATE : October 21

The Front Porch of Vinings will be hosting its annual Fall Open-Air Farmers Market beginning at 10 a.m. The event will feature an eclectic selection of local vendors and artists who were hand-selected by owner Lisa Rieves to participate in this year's event.

EVENT DATE : October 27-29

Be sure to check out the best haunted house this side of Atlanta! Bring the entire family out for some scary and spooktacular fun, now in its fourth year! For details on exact times and more, visit 
CobbK12.org/Griffin. This annual event is a fundraiser for the Griffin Middle School Foundation. If interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Kim Trumble at Kim.Trumble1@gmail.com. 

EVENT DATE : October 28 & 29

The Jonquil Festival has a history of more than 20 years and will feature over 175 handmade arts and crafts booths, local nonprofit booths, puppet shows, live music, plenty of festival foods and childrens activities. Artisans from all over the southeast will feature their own handmade crafts, paintings, clothing, furniture, jewelry and much more. SmyrnaCity.com

EVENT DATE : November 3, 12:00AM - November 3, 12:00PM

As you are out enjoying Cobb County Parks, be sure to bring your camera and capture the fun and memories of your sports activities, the beauty of nature and wildlife in the parks, and anything else that shows why you enjoy your day at the park. Visit CobbCounty.org for details. Entry deadline: November 3. 

EVENT DATE : November 3, 7:00PM - November 3, 10:00PM

Join Prevent Blindness Georgia at the inaugural Night for Sight Gala. As the first fundraising gala, a Night for Sight’s goal is to raise critical funds and awareness for preventing sight-stealing conditions and diseases in Georgia. Guests will enjoy an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres catered by Affairs to Remember and live music entertainment from the Macular Degenerates. Georgia.PreventBlindness.org

EVENT DATE : November 4, 9:00AM - November 4, 3:00PM

This course meets Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and is an excellent course for day care workers and others who are required to have first aid and CPR certification for their workplaces. A two-year certification is given upon completion. WellStar.org

EVENT DATE : November 4, 11:00AM - November 4, 8:00PM

Load up the fam and head to the 2017 Taste of Kennesaw. Enjoy live music on two entertainment stages while you chow down on food samples from 30 different local restaurants with food samples from $1 to $4.

EVENT DATE : November 5, 10:30AM - November 5, 11:30AM

Please join us the first Saturday of every month to find out how volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore helps support your local Habitat for Humanity, as they provide affordable housing for families in the community who need it. The Volunteer Information Session will start at 10:30 a.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. SuburbanAtlantaRestores.org

EVENT DATE : November 8, 10:30AM - November 8, 12:00PM

Based on programs by the Smithsonian Institute’s Early Enrichment Center, tours will be offered to toddlers from age 3 to 5 and their parents. Different topics will be offered on the second Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. and the cost is $5 per family (one adult and up to three children). Additional adults and children are $5 each. MariettaHistory.org

EVENT DATE : November 10 & 11

Get a jump start on holiday shopping with the Northside Methodist Preschool annual Holiday Gift Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 10 and 11. There is also a special ladies' preview night at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9. GiftShow.NorthsideUMC.org

EVENT DATE : November 10-12

The third annual Shoppe Holiday Market runs November 10-12 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. This holiday market has it all—you can shop, take classes, find inspiration and even get personal styling. This is a great way to kick off the holiday season with three shops in one market: Shoppe Artisan, Shoppe Boutique and Holiday WorkSHOPPE. ShoppeArtisan.com

EVENT DATE : November 12, 6:30PM - November 12, 10:00PM

The Atlanta Speech School Guild will hold its 44th Annual Language & Literacy Gala, the longest running charity event in Atlanta. Turn out in support of the school's mission to help each child reach their potential through language and literacy. The annual fundraiser will feature a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. AtlantaSpeechSchool.org  

EVENT DATE : November 14, 7:30AM - November 14, 10:00AM

WellScreen services include comprehensive metabolic panel, $20; lipid panel, $30; thyroid screening, $20; hemoglobin A1C, $25; PSA, $40 (doctor's order required for PSA test); bone density, $35 and a personal wellness profile, $20. Flu shots, $25 or Medicare Part A and B only, are available at WellScreens during the months of October-January. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Must be 18 or older. WellStar.org

EVENT DATE : November 30, 6:00PM - November 30, 8:30PM

This is a basic class to give an overview of CPR and is great for new parents and caregivers. Certification is not issued for this course. WellStar.org