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Last two concerts in free summer series at Mable House

The Candlelite Concert Series at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre will conclude with performances from Soulhound on Aug. 19 and Red Head Diamond on Sept. 16. Soulhound plays groove-oriented R&B, soul and greasy funk of the late 1960s and 1970s. Red Head Diamond plays smooth California-style 1970s rock, such as Linda Ronstadt's greatest hits and favorites by Fleetwood Mac.

Parking and admission are free and tables that seat six directly in front of the stage are available for $60 per show. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre box office noon-6 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays. The amphitheatre is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. For more information, call 770-819-7765.

Cobb Swimmer's Dominate State

The Cobb County state swim team participated in the Georgia Recreation and Park's Association (GRPA) State 'A' swim meet at the Cumming Aquatic Center in July. The participants for the state team were swimmers that qualified at the Patti Wilder swim meet at the Mountain View Aquatic Center. Cobb had over 100 swimmers participating in the GRPA State Swim Meet and Cobb swimmers took first place in 24 events at the state meet. You can view all the winners here. The head coach for the state swim team this year was coach Doug Michalke and his assistant coaches were Julie Brophy, Gabriel Bellott-McGrath and Nathon Burwick. Congratulations to the swimmers, parents and coaches of the Cobb County state swim team!!!

'Learn to Play' Tennis Program for Adults and Youth

Tennis Apprentice adultCobb Tennis Centers and USTA-Atlanta are teaming up once again to provide an opportunity for beginner youth and adults to learn how to play tennis. Sponsored by USTA-Atlanta, the 'Tennis Apprentice' program provides instruction to teach beginners to play tennis and work towards the goal of competing in beginner leagues. Students enrolled in the program will receive a free tennis racket and free USTA membership! All this for $50 ($49 for youth) for six weeks of instruction. For information, contact your closest Cobb Tennis Center. Registration takes place August 3rd-30th and the program begins the week of September 11th. To register, see the Tennis Apprentice page on the USTA-Atlanta website.

Mableton Farmers Market offers locally-grown food

Mableton Farmers Market, a community project of the Mableton Improvement Coalition, will be open every Thursday, 8:30am-12:30pm, through August 24th. Come to the Mable House Complex and shop for nutritious, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, breads, homemade jams and jellies, organic bars, bites, nuts and more. Visitors can also experience quick