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Red Velvet Event Planners Launches in Atlanta

Red Velvet Event Planners Launches in Atlanta

Congratulations goes out to Helena Paschal for launching her new girly company called, Red Velvet Event Planners. I was invited out to Cobb Galleria yesterday where the festivities took place and it was too Pinkalicious! It was definitely a red carpet party!

Paschal looked gorg with her signature red dress and matching stilettos. She welcomed guest as they arrived and then directed them to browse around and see what the company has to offer. There were samplings,workshops, party favor ideas,photo booths, cake designers,floral designers,decorators, caterers and more at the event. My son and I had a fun time sampling all the small bites and desserts, oh my!

To red and see more pics: http://talkingwithtami.com/red-velvet-event-planners-launches-in-atlanta

WEEKEND EVENTS: Plays, Festivals and a Trolly Tour

WEEKEND EVENTS: Plays, Festivals and a Trolly Tour

MARIETTA-- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Come out and enjoy a movie on the Marietta Square. At the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, the 2002 film “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” will be screened at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 3.

The Aurora Theatre is hosting a play called, “Over the River and Through the Woods” about Hoboken, New Jersey, an Italian-American neighborhood with a tradition of eating dinner at the Gianelli’s house. It continues through June 5.  

Rock station 97.1 is hosting The River Wing ‘N Rock Fest at Woodstock City Park on Saturday, June 4. The festival features tons of wings, beer and tribute bands with the comfort of being outside.

YUM! $15 for a Kids' Cupcake Decorating Class at The Cup ($29 value)

YUM! $15 for a Kids' Cupcake Decorating Class at The Cup ($29 value)

This delicious deal is a fun and sweet activity for Father's Day or a group of friends! Enjoy yummy cupcakes while creating mini dessert masterpieces. (ages 4 and up) with Today’s Scoop: CLICK HERE TO PAY ONLY $15 for a kids' cupcake decorating class at The Cup – a new Gourmet Cupcake cafe in Brookhaven ($29 value).

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Local historian identifies unknown soldiers

Local historian identifies unknown soldiers

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Every Memorial Day, hundreds of people pack into Marietta National Cemetery to show their respect for the American heroes who paid the ultimate price.

Unfortunately, out of the 18,000 gravestones, about 3,000 are marked with numbers or simply say "Unknown."

But one man has made it his mission to give names to Marietta's unknown soldiers.

Brad Quinlin, a research historian, spends his spare time identifying the men who don't have names on their tombstones. He says he does it out of a passion for history and understanding of sacrifice.

"These men not only gave their lives as a gift to us, but they've remained in unknown graves," he said. "And shouldn't we at least, having the freedom, be able to have the opportunity to identify as many as possible?"

Quinlin identified two Civil War soldiers this weekend, just in time for Memorial Day.

Bring on the birds with Pike Nurseries

Bring on the birds with Pike Nurseries

DULUTH, Ga. -- Feeling caged in with a boring landscape?

Break free with expert advice from Pike Nurseries.

On Saturday, June 4, fledgling birdwatchers and experienced gardeners alike are invited to flock to any Metro Atlanta Pike Nurseries location for a free class on attracting birds to yards.

From 10 a.m.

Summit to make case for transit to northern suburbs

Summit to make case for transit to northern suburbs

ATLANTA -- Three locals chambers of commerce have planned a summit to make a business case for transit into the suburbs.

The Metro Atlanta Northern Crescent Transit Summit will be from 7 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 8 at the Cobb Galleria Centre (2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339).

The event, presented by Jacobs and Siemens, features national elected and technical experts from North Carolina and New Mexico, as well as representatives from the Chambers of Commerce of Cobb, Gwinnett and North Fulton.

Attendees will learn about potential game-changing, high-capacity transit lines that will significantly reduce traffic congestion while strengthening economic development assets in the northern suburbs.

For more information about the summit, call 770-859-2322 or visit www.cobbchamber.org/transit.

Board to hold meet & greets with Hinojosa

Board to hold meet & greets with Hinojosa

COBB CO., Ga. -- Cobb County residents have two new opportunities to meet Dr. Michael Hinojosa, finalist for superintendent of schools.

RELATED: Hinojosa named finalist for Cobb superintendent

The first meet and greet will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at Sprayberry High School (2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, 30066).

The second opportunity will be on the same day from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McEachern High School (2400 New MacLand Road, Powder Springs, 30127).