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Farmers Market

The Paulding County Farm Bureau Farmers Market is set for every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Nov. 20 at 4075 Charles Hardy Parkway in Citizens Square Shopping Center in Dallas. The market offers a wide variety of locally grown, seasonable produce, fresh herbs, fresh fruits and more. Information: (770) 778-9053

Food Truck Friday

The Downtown Dallas Merchants Association will host its inaugural “Food Truck Friday” this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. on Main Street in Dallas. Other scheduled dates are Sept. 12 and Oct. 10. The event will feature live entertainment in the Courthouse Square, and inflatable play areas for the children. Food vendors will range from barbecue to pizza, surf and turf and more. Information:

Hot Rod Madness

The Olde Town Hiram Business Association will host a Hot Rod Madness car show and festival featuring live music, food vendors, raffles and more Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. in downtown Hiram. Downtown Hiram businesses will be open late for the event. The area is off Hiram-Douglasville Highway north of Hiram Sudie Road. Information: (404) 425-8149 or look for Olde Town Hiram Business Association on Facebook

Outdoor movie

Paulding County will host an outdoor movie, “Rio 2” Saturday at sundown on the big screen at Veterans Memorial Park in front of the Paulding government center and courthouse on Jimmy Campbell Parkway in Dallas. All ages are welcome. Information: (770) 445-8065

‘Mayberry’ stars

“A Touch of Mayberry,” featuring two cast members of the classic TV show “The Andy Griffith Show,” is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at Hiram High School, 702 Ballentine Drive, Hiram. The original stars returning include Maggie Peterson, who portrayed Charlene Darling, a member of the visiting Darling family, and Ronnie Schell, who actually portrayed two one-time characters on the show, and the spinoff called, “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.” The event will include a dramatic play featuring both stars, a standup comedy act by Schell, and songs from the show by Peterson. Information :

Clay shoot

The 2014 Ragsdale Heating Air & Plumbing Sporting Clay Shoot is set for Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. at Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club in Douglas County. The Paulding Chamber of Commerce will host the event at 8000 Capps Ferry Road in Douglasville. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. Hospitality and registration will be hosted by LGE Community Credit Union. Information: (770) 445-6016 or

Party, cruise-in

Georgia Classic Rides block party and car cruise-in is set for Aug. 23 and every fourth Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Dallas. Information:

The Sockhops

The Sockhops will be in concert Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Dallas Theater in downtown Dallas. From doo-wop to Motown, and the sounds from California to Great Britain, The Sock Hops are pleased to recreate some of the great musical hits of the 1950s, ‘60s and 70s. Tickets are $16 and $14. The theater is at 208 Main St. Information: (678) 363-0813 or

Fall Fest seeks artists

The 12th annual Paulding County Fine Arts Association Fall Fest is set for Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Main Street in downtown Dallas. Organizers are inviting local artists, new emerging artists and craft makers to showcase their work at the event. It will feature continuous entertainment, from singing to dancing, contests, art displays and food vendors. Those interested in participating can visit and click on the links for vendors and more information.

Dinner and a play

The Main Street Players’ production of “Murder in 3-D,” a murder mystery dinner show, is set for five dates in October at Dallas Theater. Dates and times are Oct. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m., Oct. 24 and 25 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. Dinner will be catered by The Ragsdale Inn and served for all performances except Oct. 26. Tickets are $30 except for Oct. 26 show, which is $15. The theater is at 208 Main St. in Dallas. Information: (678) 363-0813 or

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