WOW! Can you BELIEVE it’s a new year already? I hope the holidays were great for you, it was for me as I did some traveling and swam with and palled around with some dolphins.Jeff Buffo swims with dolphins

Life is meant to be enjoyed and I hope you enjoy all that’s given to you. You don’t have to travel more than a few minutes or out of state to enjoy life. There is so much offered to you around Atlanta, in West Cobb and surrounding to be more specific. Come visit my team and me here each Sunday as we share some of the sites, activities, and events you can participate in to create a memory. If you find there is an area of town you particularly enjoy and are considering moving, my team and I are happy to help give you more information to help you decide if it has all the things you want to live your life to the fullest. Click here to Contact us today to start getting the answers to any questions you have.

The kids may be going back to school this week and you, back to work, but there are still things you can do during the week and next weekend.

Now on to This Week’s Edition of Local Things to Do Around Atlanta

Welcome to the Sunday Edition of the upcoming week of Local Things to Do in or around the areas of Cobb County, Cherokee County, Paulding County, and Fulton County. Bookmark Neighborhoods Around Atlanta so you can easily come back here each Sunday evening to make plans for the next week. It’s easy when we give you an events calendar at a glance!

Outside the Metro Area – Local Things to Do in Georgia

Atlanta Botanical Gardens still has their Garden Lights to see until January 9. Be sure to go through this breathtaking tunnel of lights!! There is even a model train show old, young, train enthusiasts, and those who just want to see this cool little show.

Know someone who Loves Monster Trucks!! Come see the Grave Digger at the Georgia Dome next Saturday, January 9 at the Monster Jam from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets start at $20 – hurry and get yours today!

Find out all the amazing things you can do in Fulton County from museums, to sporting and concert events, to outdoor activities for adults and the family.

Local Things to Do in Cobb County
Have you recycled your Christmas tree? Local Home Depot will recycle your tree. They have convenient drop off piles in their parking lots; no need to wait on anyone. If you are not conveniently by a Home Depot, check out other nearby locations here: Tree recyling. Hurry, Home Depot is only accepting trees until January 3rd. (NOTE: The Home Depot in Hiram will be hosting the annual Bring one for the Chipper on Jan 9 from 9am to 1pm. Create recycling your tree an event with sponsors and activities!)

Do you want to read or listen to audio books more in 2016? Round up your old books and CDs and bring them to the Kennesaw Book Swap. Make your trade on January 8th and 9th. Here are the details: Kennesaw Book Swap

Love Bluegrass music? Weather you play or just enjoy the sounds, go to the Australian Bakery in Marietta Square to participate with other musicians or just listen to the music this Tuesday, January 5th from 7-9pm. Get more details at Australian Bakery Cafe

Are you known in your circle of friends and in your family as the one who seems to know a little of everything? Then you THIS is your event – Trivia Night on the 6th at Willie Rae’s Social House at 7:30pm located at 25 North Park Square in Marietta Square. Come for the prizes, beer buckets, and social fun at Willie Rae’s.

Want a bit of Spirit added to your week? How about joining in on the Scary-etta Trolley Ghost Tour, Jan 8 from 8-9:30pm. The Historic Marietta Trolley Company and Ghosts of Marietta will take you on a 90 minute tour that will be sure to be full of spirited fun! Tickets are $14 for children and $27 for adults. Find out more at Ghosts of Marietta

Interested in different kind of spirits? COme out Jan 9 for Wine tasting at the Marietta Wine Market. Learn about wines, buy a bottle or two in time for the weekend and enjoy the company of other wine lovers. Get more information about this free event at Marietta Wine Market’s website.

If your kids have some energy to work off at the end of the week, bring the whole family to Sky Zone (see our review on this fun trampoline park), or Xdrenaline where your inner Ninja or Rock Climber can come through or Drive out that energy and climb the ropes course at the newly opened Marietta Andretti Go Karting. From young kids to teenagers to adults, your whole family can have fun at any of these local attractions and not go broke doing it!

An annual event that is BACK to the Cobb Energy Center. Get your tickets NOW before they sell out for the Shen Yun Chinese Acrobats on January 15-17. Tickets range in price from $65 to $205, while they last. A mesmerizing show for the entire family at an affordable price without a long trip!
Local Things to Do In Paulding County

Still have your Christmas Tree and you missed the Jan 3 drop off deadline at the other Home Depots? Do Not Fear! The Home Depot in Hiram will be hosting the annual Bring one for the Chipper on Jan 9 from 9am to 1pm. Create recycling your tree an event with sponsors who support this cause where the mulch is used for playgrounds, local park beautification, and more!

Did you go to a place we haven’t mentioned on one of our Things to Do Sunday Editions? We’d love to know! Comment below and share your secrets!

Here’s an incredible New Year from my family to yours!