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Jamie Deen to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

Jamie Deen to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is excited to welcome restaurateur, author and Food Network star Jamie Deen to Woodstock on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.

Jamie believes quality time in the kitchen with his family is an important part of life. Deen grew up cooking with his mother, the iconic Paula Deen, and his brother Bobby, and now shares that tradition with his own wife and kids. Even with his busy schedule hosting the Food Network’s “Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen,” helping run the Deen family restaurants, and doing charitable work around the country, Jamie makes sure his family comes together at night to share a special meal.

Jamie’s heartfelt philosophy is at the core of his first solo cookbook, Jamie Deen’s Good Food: Cooking Up a Storm with Delicious, Family-Friendly Recipes (Kyle Books; September 2013).

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! at The Strand in Marietta, FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

The Berenstain Bears LIVE!  at The Strand in Marietta, FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Center for Children & Young Adults (CCYA) proudly presents the Berenstain Bears in Family Matters the Musical!

This show is in town for one day only -- Saturday, Oct. 5. There will be three performances: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Earl Smith Strand Theater on the Marietta Square. All proceeds benefit CCYA.

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this special family-friendly exclusive show event brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in an exciting theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right.

Bestselling Body Farm authors Jefferson Bass to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe

Bestselling Body Farm authors Jefferson Bass to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- New York Times bestselling authors Jefferson Bass will make a return visit to FoxTale Book Shoppe on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Jefferson Bass is the combined names of author Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. Their latest novel, Cut to the Bone, continues their hugely popular Body Farm series.

PROBE College Fair coming to Cherokee County

PROBE College Fair coming to Cherokee County

CANTON, Ga. -- The PROBE College Fair will stop in Cherokee County later this month.

The fair, which features representatives from nearly 200 colleges and universities across the country, will be at Cherokee High School on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn more about the PROBE College Fair.

Cherokee High is located at 930 Marietta Highway in Canton. The fair will be held in the school's gym.

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

Music legend Ricky Skaggs coming to Woodstock

Music legend Ricky Skaggs coming to Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Music legend Ricky Skaggs is coming to FoxTale Book Shoppe on his Kentucky Traveler book tour on Tuesday, August 27 at 7 p.m.

In Kentucky Traveler, Ricky Skaggs, the music legend who revived modern bluegrass music, gives a warm, honest, one-of-a-kind memoir of forty years in music—along with the Ten Commandments of Bluegrass, as handed down by Ricky’s mentor Bill Monroe; the Essential Guide to Bedrock Country Songs, a lovingly compiled walk through the songs that have moved Skaggs the most throughout his life; Songs the Lord Taught Us, a primer on Skaggs’s most essential gospel songs; and a bevy of personal snapshots of his musical heroes.

Next chamber breakfast to be held Thursday

Next chamber breakfast to be held Thursday

CANTON, Ga. -- The next Good Morning Cherokee breakfast will be held Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center.

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce holds a breakfast on the first Thursday of every month, except January and July, to allow local residents and employers to network and learn more about business in Cherokee County.

Thursday's breakfast is $15 in advance or $20 at the door for chamber members, and $25 for non-members. RSVP no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30.

Visit cherokeechamber.com for more information.

Northside Hospital-Cherokee is located at 1130 Bluffs Parkway in Canton.