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City Meetings

  1. Downtown Development Authority Meeting

    February 3, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Roswell City Hall, Room 220

    3:30 PM, Room 220

  2. Cancelled: Design Review Board

    February 3, 6:30 PM @ Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers

    *6:30 PM, Council Chambers

  3. Cancelled: Roswell Arts Commission Meeting

    February 3, 7:00 PM

  4. Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Board (ABLB) Hearing

    February 5, 11:00 AM @ Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers

    11:00 AM, Council Chambers

  5. Special Called Roswell Arts Commission Planning Meeting

    February 8, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cultural Arts Center, Meeting Room

    *

  6. Mayor and Council Work Session

    February 9, 5:30 PM - 6:59 PM @ Roswell City Hall, Room 220

    5:30 PM, Room 220

  7. City Council Meeting

    February 9, 7:00 PM @ Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers

    7:00 PM, Council Chambers

  8. Administration, Finance, Rec & Parks Committee Meeting

    February 10, 5:00 PM @ Roswell City Hall, Room 220

    Room 220

  9. Public Safety & Public Works Committee Meeting

    February 10, 5:00 PM @ Roswell City Hall

    Room 220

  10. Board of Zoning Appeals

    February 10, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers

    7:00 PM, Council Chambers

  11. Historic Preservation Commission

    February 11, 6:00 PM @ Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers

    6:00 PM, Council Chambers

  12. Keep Roswell Beautiful Board Meeting

    February 12, 5:30 PM @ Roswell City Hall

    5:30 PM, Room 200B

  13. Neighborhood Zoning Meeting

    February 12, 7:00 PM @ Roswell City Hall, Room 220

    7:00 PM, Room 220

  14. Planning Commission Meeting

    February 17, 7:00 PM @ Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers

    7:00 PM, Council Chambers

  15. Special Called Mayor and Council Work Session

    February 18, 12:00 PM @ Roswell City Hall, Room 220

    12:00 PM, Room 220

  16. Mayor and Council Work Session

    February 23, 5:30 PM - 6:59 PM @ Roswell City Hall, Room 220

    5:30 PM, Room 220

  17. City Council Meeting

    February 23, 7:00 PM @ Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers

    7:00 PM, Council Chambers

  18. Community Development & Transportation Committee Meeting

    February 25, 8:00 AM @ Roswell City Hall, Room 220

    8:00 AM, Room 220

  19. Recreation Commission Meeting

    February 26, 6:00 PM @ Roswell City Hall, Room 220

    6:00 PM, Room 220

Cultural Arts Center

  1. Roswell Roots Artist Spotlight: Shellton LaBron

    February 1, 9:00 AM - March 31, 5:00 PM @ Roswell Cultural Arts Center

    Featured Artist: Shellton Labron, Oils/Pastels/Pencils/Acrylics/Pen & Ink/Charcoal.

  2. Groveway Community Group presents: "History in the Making"

    February 1, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ 950 Forrest Street

    The Groveway Players present their very first production of “History in the Making,” a stage play based on the African American history here in the Groveway Community. The production will feature singing, acting and dance pieces from local Roswell talent. Stage play is adapted from archived records of Groveway Community Group, Inc. The stage play is written and directed by Groveway’s own Tequila Wilkes.

  3. Art Opening: Shellton LaBron

    February 2, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Roswell Cultural Arts Center

    Artist Showcase Series Featured Artist: Shellton Labron, Oils/Pastels/Pencils/Acrylics/Pen & Ink/Charcoal.

  4. Ruthie Foster LIVE! in Roswell

    February 7, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Roswell Cultural Arts Center

    Two-time Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster brings her blend of soul, blues, rock, folk, and gospel to Roswell. Having worked with The Blind Boys of Alabama on her most recent album, she has been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Aretha Franklin. With a strong, clear and impossibly soulful voice, Foster excels at richly textured music painted in blues. She’s received five trophies from the Blues Music Awards, including the coveted Koko Taylor Award for Female Artist of the Year (twice), and was nominated for a Grammy in 2013 for her album Let it Burn.

  5. Story SLAM: "Lovers and Haters"

    February 9, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ 950 Forrest Street

    Join us for our Story SLAM series. Each event has a theme. Each event offers ten lucky storytellers the opportunity to dazzle us with their truths in five minutes or less.

  6. Roswell Roots Speaker and Panel Discussion: “Black Love and the Black Family”

    February 12, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 950 Forrest Street

    African-American culture places heavy emphasis on family connectedness, yet data shows that African-Americans are significantly less likely than other American racial groups to ever marry. Why is this and what can be done about it? The speaker/moderator of this event will be Dr. Aaron Turpeau, the celebrated relationship coach and author of the ESSENCE best-seller, “The Harmonious Way: Find Love and Marriage by Playing Your True Note.” Along with a panel of Atlanta-area academics and professionals, Dr. Turpeau will explore the state of the black family unit and black love relationships, including the impacts of popular culture, disproportionately high incarceration rates, and socioeconomic trends like out-of-wedlock births, and the college graduation rate gap between African-American women and men. The last 30 minutes will be for Q & A and a time for attendees to mingle with the speaker and panel participants in the lobby.

  7. Ludwig Symphony Orchestra presents Romantic Valentine's Gala

    February 14, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ 950 Forrest Street

    The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra presents “A Romantic Valentine’s Day” Gala with a Wee bit O’the Irish on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. The evening’s performance features sensational Mexican violinist-Anabel Ramirez performing the Paganini Violin Concerto No. 2 “The Bells” and local Atlanta bass-Ben Polite interpreting arias of Wagner and Rossini. Anabel Ramirez is one of the most exciting young violin talents on the music scene today. Possessing a soulful heart rending tone and a fiery personality, her formidable technique enables her to play one of the most difficult works ever written in the violin literature. Ms. Ramirez began her violin studies at age six in Mexico City with Russian violinist-Gari Petrenko. After a period of study- she won First Prize in the National Violin Competition of Mexico, and at age 16, came to study at the University of Houston with the great pedagogue-Fredell Lack. Anabel Ramirez has appe

  8. Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents Homers

    February 26, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Roswell Cultural Arts Center

    In this story where fan-dom and family intersect, we meet Leigh Elder, a female sportswriter for a major metro Atlanta newspaper. She’s a homer: love and loyalty to the Braves, the Hawks, and the Falcons. When a dream job falls into her lap and promises to take her to the big-time of L.A., she is thrilled. The only thing that stands in the way is her biggest fan: her father. Can a homer ever really leave home? Loyalty and love can be tough in the big leagues!

  9. Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents Homers

    February 27, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Roswell Cultural Arts Center

    In this story where fan-dom and family intersect, we meet Leigh Elder, a female sportswriter for a major metro Atlanta newspaper. She’s a homer: love and loyalty to the Braves, the Hawks, and the Falcons. When a dream job falls into her lap and promises to take her to the big-time of L.A., she is thrilled. The only thing that stands in the way is her biggest fan: her father. Can a homer ever really leave home? Loyalty and love can be tough in the big leagues!

  10. Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents Homers

    February 28, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Roswell Cultural Arts Center

    In this story where fan-dom and family intersect, we meet Leigh Elder, a female sportswriter for a major metro Atlanta newspaper. She’s a homer: love and loyalty to the Braves, the Hawks, and the Falcons. When a dream job falls into her lap and promises to take her to the big-time of L.A., she is thrilled. The only thing that stands in the way is her biggest fan: her father. Can a homer ever really leave home? Loyalty and love can be tough in the big leagues!

Historic & Cultural Affairs

  1. Unsung Heroes: The Legacy of Black Heritage in Roswell, Georgia

    February 1 - February 28 @ City Hall Rotunda

    This exhibit, co-sponsored by the City of Roswell and the Roswell Historical Society, returns to the Rotunda. It highlights the history of African Americans in the Roswell area and their influence and impact on our community since 1839. This rich story is told through the use of photographs, artifacts and textiles.

  2. “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” Screening & Discussion with Sheila Pree Bright

    February 4, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Aurora Cineplex

    Note: For mature audiences (nudity, graphic images) Inspired by Deborah Willis’s book, “Reflections in Black,” “Through a Lens Darkly” casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris’s family album. The film embraces both historical material and contemporary images made by such luminaries as Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems. The New York Times’ David Gonzalez states, “A sweeping narrative that traces from the 19th century to the 21st how African-Americans presented themselves in their own photos.” Following the film there will be a discussion with renowned Atlanta photographer, Sheila Pree Bright, who appears briefly in the film.

  3. Bid Whist Card Party

    February 6, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ East Roswell Park Recreation Center

    The Kings & Queens Chapter of the American Bridge Association (ABA) is proud to be sponsoring the first Roswell Roots Bid Whist Card Party. The ABA was founded in 1932 as an outlet for African Americans to play organized bridge at a time when they were not allowed to play in the mainstream bridge league. Anderson Williams Ph.D., professor at Morehouse College, will give a brief history of the ABA and the importance of various card games in African American culture followed by a bid whist game. There will also be lessons for those interested as well as refreshments and door prizes. Tickets: $5, must be purchased in advance due to limited seating. Call 314-520-4775 to reserve your tickets.

  4. Are you smarter than The Griot?

    February 7, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Roswell Branch Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    Who knows as much as the griot, the history keeper? Come and share! All ages are welcome to test their knowledge of black history in this Q & A competition. We will see who can answer more questions than a traditional African griot, who was tasked with keeping the oral history of the village. Prizes will be awarded.

  5. Breaking Down Barriers Around the Table: Pound Cake Cook-Off and Southern Foodways Alliance Films

    February 14, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ East Roswell Park Recreation Center

    The City of Roswell will be hosting the first Pound Cake Cook-Off. During the Cook-Off, we’ll screen two short films on the desegregation of restaurants during the civil rights movement. The juxtaposition of these events will examine the role food can play in breaking down social barriers. There will be both a professional and amateur category for Pound Cake entries with prizes in each category. Attendees will get to sample pound cake and vote for their favorite. The films, produced by the Southern Foodways Alliance, will run throughout the event. For details on how to enter the competition visit roswellroots.com/poundcake.

  6. “Growing Up... In Words and Images” with NBA All-Star Joe Barry Carroll

    February 14, 2:00 PM @ Roswell Branch Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    “Growing Up… In Words and Images” is a different kind of memoir, and Joe Barry Carroll is a different kind of jock. From an unsure little boy, Carroll grew to be a seven-foot-tall overall first-round draft pick, NBA All-Star, wealth advisor, philanthropist, artist and author; a man who refuses to stop growing and isn’t afraid to be different. Carroll pairs 70 of his expressionistic paintings with poignant narratives to tell an American story that will make you squirm, laugh, cry and reminisce.

  7. Experience Africa through the Art of Storytelling

    February 17, 4:00 PM @ Roswell Branch Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    In the spirit of celebrating Roswell Roots, Vanessa Slaton, storytelling artist, will present a total experience of Africa with folktales, music, costume and artifacts.

  8. High John the Conqueror and African Folktales with Rob Cleveland

    February 18, 7:00 PM @ Teaching Museum North, a part of Fulton County Board of Education

    Master storyteller Rob Cleveland delivers tales of the spirited escapades of High John the Conqueror, one of America’s first folk heroes, along with those of other trickster characters. Infused with mystery and excitement, this thrilling collection of folktales uses history, humor, and even song to bring the audience, through the eyes of High John the Conqueror, on a journey beginning in Africa, though the Middle Passage and finally ending in America. Recommended for 3rd grade to 8th grade students.

  9. “Slammin’ in the Suburbs” Roswell Poetry Slam

    February 19, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Roswell Historic Cottage

    For an evening of exciting and inspiring entertainment, join us for “Slammin’ in the Suburbs.” This is Roswell’s 11th annual poetry slam during which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience on content and performance. The invitational round of competition amongst some of the region’s best spoken word artists features a $1,000 cash 1st place prize. The host is once again award-winning spoken artist, Ayodele Heath. For details on the rules and how to participate, visit roswellroots.com/poetryslam.

  10. Talk with the Author of "First Top Gun" Dr. Zellie Rainey Orr

    February 21, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Roswell Branch Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    Dr. Zellie Rainey Orr is renowned researcher, historian consultant and author. Dr. Orr continues her effort to note the contributions of those unsung heroes in her latest book, “First Top Guns.” Come for this lively presentation on blacks in WWII aviation history with a special focus on the Tuskegee Airmen of Georgia – who they were and why were they commemorated.

  11. KUUMBA Storytellers of Georgia present Historic Portraits

    February 22, 3:00 PM @ Roswell Visitors Center

    Costumed KUUMBA Storytellers of Georgia portray known and not-so-well-known African Americans. Past characters have included Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker, Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, Jackie “Moms” Mabley, Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, Nora Nell Thurston, Michelle Obama, Mary McLeod Bethune, stagecoach Mary, Nina Simone, Ernestine Anderson and Mom Bett, the great-grandmother of W.E.B. DuBois. You never know who you might meet. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  12. Uncovering African-American Roots: A Personal Journey with Eleanor Shelton

    February 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Roswell Branch Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    Be inspired to celebrate your family history and leave a legacy for future generations. Eleanor Shelton is a genealogist who began her genealogical journey over 25 years ago while project director for the Black Catholic History Project at the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. She is currently completing a book entitled “Cross Roads: A Historical Genealogy of the Cross Family, 1750-1950.”

  13. Unity Concert featuring a Morehouse College Glee Club Quartet

    February 28, 4:00 PM @ Zion Missionary Baptist Church

    Join us for one of the most exciting events of the festival! Come hear the magnificent voices of choirs from several area churches, including Zion Missionary Baptist Church and Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, as they perform their favorite selections. Also, you won’t want to miss our featured guests, a Morehouse College Glee Club Quartet. Plus there will be a presentation of our Hometown Hero Award. (roswellgov.com/hometownheroes)

Main City Calendar

  1. Roswell Green Expo

    February 7, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Hembree Park

  2. Holiday: City Offices Closed

    February 16, All Day

  3. Household Hazardous Waste Day

    February 21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ City of Roswell Public Works/Transportation Facility

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  4. For the Love of Birds

    February 21, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Chattahoochee Nature Center

Recreation & Parks

  1. Father/Daughter Valentine Dance

    February 6, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bill Johnson Community Activity Building

  2. Kids Valentine Party

    February 14, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ East Roswell Recreation Center

Southern Trilogy Homes

  1. Artwork by Sharon Crumley

    February 1 - February 28 @ Smith Plantation Barn

    Sharon Crumley, a resident of Roswell, is a self-taught artist who creates mixed media art. Crumley’s work is intricate, colorful and textural, using a combination of textiles, paper, paint and found elements to create multi-dimensional art. Her art expresses a variety of subjects from modern abstractions and ethnic adaptations to feminine themes. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, February 6, from 5-7pm.

  2. Before Teflon...The Challenge of Cast Iron Cookery!

    February 1 - February 28 @ Bulloch Hall

    If these pots could talk, what stories they could tell! This creative exhibit of cast iron pots and implements will explain what they are, what they were used for, and their history. They are tough, sturdy and cook the best food. No pot could ever replace them!

  3. By Skilled Hands

    February 1 - February 28 @ Barrington Hall

    An exhibit of objects from our permanent collection made by enslaved artisans. On exhibit is a large pottery jar made in Edgefield District South Carolina that was both thrown and decorated by an enslaved craftsman. Also included is a pair of marbles known to have been made here at Barrington Hall. Other objects include a topsy-turvy doll and a large linen press.

  4. Slave Cabin Exhibit: A New Story

    February 1 - February 28 @ Smith Plantation

    After stabilization efforts, people will be able to enter the slave cabin for the first time to really experience the atmosphere. This modest but interesting structure is believed to be the oldest at the Smith Plantation home site. The exhibit will look at the various aspects of a slave’s life – including work, food and everyday tasks. Period artifacts from the Smith Plantation collection will be on display.

  5. Slave Life in the Piedmont

    February 1 - February 28 @ Bulloch Hall

    The 1839 Service Yard with outbuildings at Bulloch Hall has been reconstructed. One cabin has a permanent exhibit on “Slave Life in the Piedmont.” The exhibit has recently been extended to include the known post war story of former slaves Daddy William and Maum Grace.

  6. CANCELLED: "Kids Can Write" Six Sundays Creative Writing Day Camp

    February 1, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Barrington Hall

    Accomplished children's writing instructor and award winning children's book author, Mary Ann Rodman will teach children creative writing using guided exercises and both individual & group instruction. Camp is held from 1 PM until 5 PM each of the six Sundays of the camp. Age range for campers is from 10 to 14 years old.The cost of the camp is $250.00 per child and advance registration is necessary. Call 770-640-3855 to reserve a spot for your child in the camp.

  7. The Wednesday Evening Lectures: "Slavery by Another Name"

    February 4, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Barrington Hall's Barn Meeting Space

    Don Rooney, Director of Exhibitions at Atlanta History Center, will speak about the new "Slavery by Another Name: Paintings and Assemblages by Robert Claiborne Morris," a mixed media art exhibition at the Margaret Mitchell House inspired by the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Douglas A. Blackmon. The doors to the barn lecture space at Barrington Hall open at 6:30 PM and the lecture begins at 7 PM. Complimentary light refreshments will be available. Admission is $5. Call 770-640-3855 to ask questions or to reserve a seat.

  8. Wednesday Evening Lectures: "Slavery by Another Name," the Margaret Mitchell House exhibit

    February 4, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Barrington Hall Barn Meeting Space

    Don Rooney, Curator of Urban and Regional History at the Atlanta History Center, will talk about the new exhibit at the Margaret Mitchell House, "Slavery by Another Name: Paintings and Assemblages by Robert Claiborne Morris," a mixed media art exhibition inspired by the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Douglas A. Blackmon. Admission to the lecture is $5. Complimentary light refreshments will be served. The doors to the lecture open at 6:30 PM and the lecture begins at 7 PM. Call 770-640-3855 to make your reservation or ask questions.

  9. CANCELLED: Adult Writing Class: "Writing Children's Books"

    February 5, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Barrington Hall

    CANCELLED: Accomplished writing instructor for both adults & children and award winning children's book author, Mary Ann Rodman will teach adults to write the kinds of books children want to read. The class is held from 7 PM until 10 PM each of the six Thursdays of the class, January 29 through March 5. The cost of the class is $250.00 per person and advance registration is necessary. Call 770-640-3855 to reserve a seat in the class.

  10. Opening Reception for Sharon Crumley Exhibit

    February 6, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Smith Plantation Barn

    Join us for an opening reception for the Sharon Crumley exhibit on display at the Smith Plantation Barn throughout the month. Sharon Crumley, a resident of Roswell, is a self-taught artist who creates mixed media art. Crumley’s work is intricate, colorful and textural using a combination of textiles, paper, paint and found elements to create multi-dimensional art. Her art expresses a variety of subjects from modern abstractions and ethnic adaptations to feminine themes.

  11. CANCELLED: "Kids Can Write" Six Sundays Creative Writing Day Camp

    February 8, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Barrington Hall

    CANCELLED: Accomplished children's writing instructor and award winning children's book author, Mary Ann Rodman will teach children creative writing using guided exercises and both individual & group instruction. Camp is held from 1 PM until 5 PM each of the six Sundays of the camp. Age range for campers is from 10 to 14 years old.The cost of the camp is $250.00 per child and advance registration is necessary. Call 770-640-3855 to reserve a spot for your child in the camp.

  12. Cooking Classes with Chef John Wilson: "Couple's Cooking for Valentine's Day" A SECOND CHANCE CLASS

    February 9, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Barrington Hall Kitchen

    Because of the popularity of this class the first one scheduled sold out quickly. Because of that we are offering this special, "Second Chance" class. Join Roswell’s own Chef John Wilson in the kitchen at Historic Barrington Hall for an entertaining and engaging evening of gastronomical delight! Tonight's class is "Couple's Cooking for Valentine's Day." The menu includes: Crab & Brie Bisque, Rack of Lamb with Pomegranate Glaze and Truffled New Potatoes. Reservations are required as space is limited. Call 770-640-3855 to make your reservation.

  13. SOLD OUT Cooking Classes with Chef John Wilson: "Couple's Cooking for Valentine's Day"

    February 10, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Barrington Hall Kitchen

    Join Roswell’s own Chef John Wilson in the kitchen at Historic Barrington Hall for an entertaining and engaging evening of gastronomical delight! Tonight's class is "Couple's Cooking for Valentine's Day." The menu includes: Crab & Brie Bisque, Rack of Lamb with Pomegranate Glaze and Truffled New Potatoes. Reservations are required as space is limited. Call 770-640-3855 to make your reservation.

  14. The Wednesday Evening Lectures: "Doctoring the African Slave"

    February 11, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Barrington Hall's Barn Meeting Space

    Paulette Snoby, local historian, will speak about "Doctoring the African Slave: Slave Infirmaries, clinics, and Sick Houses of the Old South." Call 770-640-3855 for further details.

  15. CANCELLED: Adult Writing Class: "Writing Children's Books"

    February 12, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Barrington Hall

    CANCELLED: Accomplished writing instructor for both adults & children and award winning children's book author, Mary Ann Rodman will teach adults to write the kinds of books children want to read. The class is held from 7 PM until 10 PM each of the six Thursdays of the class, January 29 through March 5. The cost of the class is $250.00 per person and advance registration is necessary. Call 770-640-3855 to reserve a seat in the class.

  16. CANCELLED: "Kids Can Write" Six Sundays Creative Writing Day Camp

    February 15, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Barrington Hall

    CANCELLED: Accomplished children's writing instructor and award winning children's book author, Mary Ann Rodman will teach children creative writing using guided exercises and both individual & group instruction. Camp is held from 1 PM until 5 PM each of the six Sundays of the camp. The cost of the camp is $250.00 per child and advance registration is necessary. Call 770-640-3855 to reserve a spot for your child in the camp.

  17. CANCELLED: Adult Writing Class: "Writing Children's Books"

    February 19, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Barrington Hall

    CANCELLED: Accomplished writing instructor for both adults & children and award winning children's book author, Mary Ann Rodman will teach adults to write the kinds of books children want to read. The class is held from 7 PM until 10 PM each of the six Thursdays of the class, January 29 through March 5. The cost of the class is $250.00 per person and advance registration is necessary. Call 770-640-3855 to reserve a seat in the class.

  18. Open Hearth Cooking & Living History with Clarrisa Clifton

    February 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Smith Plantation

    Living history interpreter and open hearth cooking expert Clarissa Clifton will demonstrate making traditional southern food in the cook house hearth on the historic grounds of Smith Plantation. Using an open flame, Clifton will show the versatility of old cooking methods, trade recipes and reveal the tricks of the trade.

  19. West African Rhythms and Flavors

    February 21, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Barrington Hall

    It’s a day devoted to the food and music of West Africa. Join chef and author Sallie Ann Robinson in the kitchen of Barrington Hall as she shares stories and prepares her famous coastal specialties. Her tales of growing up in the Gullah culture of Daufuskie Island, SC, are a glimpse into a vanishing way of life. On the front lawn of the property, captivating sounds will reverberate across the yard as the founders of DrumRise demonstrate the techniques they learned from Guinean master drummer Mamady Keita. After a brief lesson, stay and join in the drum circle. You’ll discover that you can learn to drum, even if you’ve never touched a musical instrument before! It’s a day guaranteed to stimulate your senses!

  20. CANCELLED: "Kids Can Write" Six Sundays Creative Writing Day Camp

    February 22, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Barrington Hall

    CANCELLED: Accomplished children's writing instructor and award winning children's book author, Mary Ann Rodman will teach children creative writing using guided exercises and both individual & group instruction. Camp is held from 1 PM until 5 PM each of the six Sundays of the camp. The cost of the camp is $250.00 per child and advance registration is necessary. Call 770-640-3855 to reserve a spot for your child in the camp.

  21. SOLD OUT: Cooking Classes with Chef John Wilson: "Winter in Italy"

    February 24, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Barrington Hall

    Join Roswell’s own Chef John Wilson in the kitchen at Historic Barrington Hall for an entertaining and engaging evening of gastronomical delight! Tonight's class is "Winter in Italy." The menu includes: Goat Cheese Ravioli with Herbed Cheese Sauce, Braised Pork Tenderloin in Onion Sauce, Whipped Potatoes & Celery Root Puree. Reservations are required as space is limited. Call 770-640-3855 to make your reservation.

  22. CANCELLED: Adult Writing Class: "Writing Children's Books"

    February 26, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Barrington Hall

    CANCELLED: Accomplished writing instructor for both adults & children and award winning children's book author, Mary Ann Rodman will teach adults to write the kinds of books children want to read. The class is held from 7 PM until 10 PM each of the six Thursdays of the class, January 29 through March 5. The cost of the class is $250.00 per person and advance registration is necessary. Call 770-640-3855 to reserve a seat in the class.

  23. Open Hearth Cooking Class: Roswell's Culinary Roots

    February 28, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Smith Plantation (Cook House)

    Over the last year, Living History Interpreter and Open Hearth Cooking Expert, Clarissa Clifton, has become a regular at Smith Plantation demonstrating how open hearth cooking was done and how much flavor this method of cooking added to the food. Ms. Clifton is now excited to be able to share her experience with you in a class that will teach you how to do this type of cooking yourself. The menu will be based on traditional slave meals to highlight the food and culture of antebellum Roswell: Beef Stew, Hoe Cakes, Greens, Fried sweet potato pies, Warm mulled cider. Ms. Clifton has written numerous articles on her craft and has even published a cookbook called, One Hearth, One Pot: For Love of Food and History. Clarissa has conducted many Open-Hearth demonstrations and classes for many historical organizations including: the Atlanta History Center, Latta Plantation, James K. Polk Historic Site, Old Salem, and Historic Brattonsville. To learn more about Clarissa and her many talents, c

  24. 19th Century Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration

    February 28, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Bulloch Hall

    In a two-hour demonstration which ranges from grilling fish on a plank to cooking a pumpkin on the hearth, you will see unique techniques that our great-great grandparents used to fix their daily meals. Corn bread and apple cider will be served and recipes will be available. This demonstration will be held in the reconstructed slave cabin.


38 Hill Street, Roswell, GA 30075, 770-641-3727

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