September 2017 Around Town

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.

Nutrition Events

WHOLE Fit is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate individuals about the importance of nutrition, wellness, physical and mental health and to properly implement these values in their daily lives. With the daily stress of work, many people lose sight of what is most important in life: their bodies. When the stress builds up, people start to eat the stress away leading to an unhealthy life which builds even more stress forming an endless cycle. WHOLE Fit aims to break this awful habit by applying better life choices little by little through awareness of the problems and education on how to resolve these issues. They hold events like field days, yoga sessions, and meditation sessions to teach new and fun ways to keep your body healthy. By teaching these activities, they aim to prevent future complications to live a long and happy life. In the end, it’s your body so love it! For information on how you can support their cause, check out or call 678.276.6895.

New Food

Looking for a new neighborhood spot for lunch or dinner, or just have a taste for kabobs and aromatic spices, try the new delicious spot in Johns Creek: Kabob-ish. This is their second location to the original location in Duluth. The food at Kabob-ish is designed specifically for the health conscious. Kabob-ish chefs carefully craft each and every dish with authentic spices that cater to all tastes. Whether you are in the mood for fish, chicken, beef or lamb, their dishes satisfy your craving with delicious foods skillfully prepared in a clay oven, the Tandoor, or over an open-fire grill. In addition, they have an event hall connected to the restaurant which will seat up to 125 people and are booking family celebrations and corporate holiday gatherings now! 10900 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek.

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

Last 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.

Business Expo

Sponsored by Emory Johns Hospital, the 6th Annual Johns Creek Chamber Business Expo will be held Friday, September 29, at Perimeter Church in Johns Creek. The exhibit hall opens its doors at 10 a.m. Over 100 exhibitors come together under one roof to display their products and services. Business of all sizes participate in this annual networking event.  The Expo brings in a cross-section of businesses ranging from healthcare to catering. With over 1,000 visitors to this event, participants and exhibitors build new business relationships and extend current referral networks.  Emory Johns Creek Hospital. For more information on this event, contact Robin Buckley at 770.495.0545.

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.