September 2017 Around Town 4

Classic Car Show

Join The Cottage School (TCS) for the annual Cougar Classic Car Artisan Market, Bike and Car Show on Saturday, October 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., held on the TCS campus located at 700 Grimes Bridge Rd. in Roswell. The car show, featuring classic cars and bikes will also offer food trucks, entertainment and arts and crafts for sale. Admission and parking are free. For more information visit

August, TCS expanded its program by adding a 4th and 5th grade class. TCS offers a unique program that focuses on small class sizes, a collaborative student/teacher environment and a work-based model that promotes self-advocacy and fosters self-confidence. TCS provides an accredited academic college preparatory curriculum that meets Georgia graduation standards and HOPE scholarship requirements. Experiential classes and clubs include archery, drama, forensics, horticulture and many others. The school’s 23-acre Roswell campus includes computer and science labs, a multi-purpose athletic and performing arts facility, indoor and outdoor classrooms, and trails for mountain biking and cross-country. TCS offers year-round sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, cross-country, tennis and golf.

Humane Society Help

The Walk for the Animals is a celebratory 5K walk for you, your dog, your family and your friends in support of the Atlanta Humane Society. This year, the Walk will be happening at Atlantic Station on Sunday, October 15. By joining us at the Walk for the Animals, you’re joining us in the fight to end animal homelessness, and you’re standing up for animals who need to be rescued from abuse, require extensive medical care and need loving homes. Every dollar you raise will help a homeless animal receive the medical care, love and forever home they deserve. You can sign up for the Walk for the Animals, create your own personalized fundraising page and stand up for animals in need today at

Bee Lovely

Georgia-based purveyor of premium artisanal honeys and honey-based health and beauty products, Savannah Bee Company will open its doors at Atlanta’s Westside Provisions District this month.  Savannah Bee’s new boutique will be the company’s first shop in the capital city, and fifth location statewide. This will be the company’s largest retail location to date. Featuring a kid’s area and a calendar of workshops and classes, the Savannah Bee Westside Provisions location will be home to one of the company’s newly redesigned concepts. In the signature Savannah Bee shopping experience consumers know and love, the shop will host daily honey tastings, a mead bar for honey-wine tastings, and an extensive Health & Beauty section featuring buzz-worthy products made from hive ingredients. A property of investment and management company, Jamestown, Westside Provisions District is located in the middle of the West Midtown neighborhood. For additional information on Savannah Bee Company, please visit

Art and Home

Atlanta’s beloved design shop Dixon Rye has recently added paintings from local artist Blayne Beacham Macauley of Blayne Art to live amongst the store’s curated collection of stylish furniture and home décor objects. Blayne’s work includes a variety of beautiful abstract paintings similar to her 48×46 “Lighting in a Jar” piece seen here, which retails at Dixon Rye for $2,279. Blayne, an Atlanta native, has worked as a photographer and artist since 2006. She is also the author of the blog This Photographer’s Life. Dixon Rye is located in Atlanta’s Westside Ironworks at 1085 Howell Mill Road.

Rock Chastain

With the return of cool evenings and sunset colored leaves comes Rock Chastain 2017. Now in its 4th year, this Chastain Park Conservancy annual benefit concert celebrates all who love Chastain Park. As the date nears for this year’s show–October 21st–so will the reminiscent joys of previous Rock Chastain nights. “Every year the artists are incredible. Knowing that they’re there for the same reasons we are makes the night that much more memorable,” says Brook Skelly, Chastain Park Conservancy Member. “It’s something that everyone who uses the park can enjoy supporting.” The benefit concert is open to all, from daily park users to casual visitors to newly acquainted Chastain Park users. All who #lovechastain will love #rockchastain. The gates of Chastain Park Amphitheater open at 7 p.m., with ticket prices starting at $30. Concert proceeds benefit the Chastain Park Conservancy’s daily goal to keep the park clean, safe and green for its 2 million+ annual visitors.

Wine, Women & Shoes

Sip, savor and shop for a cause. On Sunday, September 24, the Northside Hospital Foundation will host the Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead to raise money for the Leukemia and Women’s Cancer Programs at the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute. Slip on your stilettos and grab your friends for a fun-filled Sunday afternoon starting at 2 p.m. with wine tastings from California vintners, savory bites, and designer shopping with exclusive local and national vendors. And don’t let your chardonnay get in the way of your chance to win over $10,000 in gifts with the Keys to the Closet raffle! Dress to impress for the “Best in Shoe” contest, flirt with the Wine Women & Shoes famous “Sole Men,” a silent and live auction and take in high-style at our runway fashion show by Tootsies. Tickets are $150 for general admission and $250 for VIP.

Great Girlfriends Get-Away

Girlfriends unite in 2017 for The Home Ranch’s “Experience Yoga and Horses” retreat guided by horsewoman Tammy Pate and yoga instructor Janice Baxter. The sessions will include their Traditional week, October 1 to 7 and their Intensive week, October 8 to 14. The second week is being offered for the first time to a smaller group of participants seeking more one-on-one instruction. The all-inclusive luxury wellness week features horseback riding, horsemanship instruction, gentle yoga, massage, deep relaxation techniques and healthy dining. The six-night, seven-day program features daily equestrian yoga classes with Janice and personalized horsemanship and riding instruction from Tammy. Each of the participants is assigned their own horse for the week and will enjoy daily rides through the beautiful Elk River Valley and Routt National Forest areas. All inclusive prices start at $4,050. The ranch is a 50-minute drive from Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) and a four-hour drive from Denver. or call 970.879.1780.