? Free Cat Adoptions + Coffee with a Cop + Fall Events

Hello Woodstock-Towne Lake! I’m here in your inbox today to tell you everything you need to know about what’s happening in the city, including news on:

  • Where to find treats, pumpkins and fun
  • where is your scarecrow
  • woodstock events

But first, your daily weather:

  • Saturday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. High: 73 Low: 44.
  • Sunday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. High: 72 Low: 44.

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Here are the top three stories today at Woodstock-Towne Lake:

  1. The Cherokee County Animal Shelter has added an added bonus to their adoption event today, they waived adoption fees for all cats and kittens. The available cats will be ready to see from 10 am today, you can see them online now here. The shelter adopts on a first-come, first-served basis, they cannot put animals on hold. Adopted feline furry friends go home with their spay or neuter, heartworm and leukemia test, initial vaccinations, deworming, flea prevention and microchipping already done, free of charge. There are several adorable kittens and cats on the list available this week. (Cherokee County Animal Shelter via Facebook)
  2. Wondering how your favorite scarecrow fares in the contest? The Woodstock center has posted the current top 10 positions on its Facebook page. Leading the way is Pie Bar, followed by Lights Up! Entertainment and Mrs. Mason’s Kindergarten Class. Southern Phoenix Services and Open Door Talk round out the top five on the list. If you’d like to see your favorite top 10 finish, be sure to head to the Visitor Center at 8588 Main Street to cast your vote by October 31. Votes are $1 and the Visitor Center is open Monday through Saturday. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Downtown Woodstock via Facebook)
  3. While we’re on the subject of scarecrows, the scarecrow invasion scavenger hunt officially kicked off yesterday! There is a printable scavenger hunt sheet here. Solve all the clues and turn in your sheet at the Visitor Center during normal business hours, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all correct and complete scavenger hunt sheets turned in on time will be entered into a $100 center drawing. (Woodstock Center via Facebook)

Today and tomorrow at Woodstock-Towne Lake:

  • Ben Jammin: live on the roof at Rootstock, 8558 Main Street. (12 – 3 p.m.)
  • Wicks and sips with Woodstock Candle Co: snacks, drinks, music and candle making at Made Mercantile, 8632 Main Street. (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
  • The Lightning Thief Auditions: In person auditions are today at 2:30 pm, video audition submissions will be accepted until 8:30 pm tonight. Check the website for information on submission, form completion, and audition. Auditions will be held at the Woodstock Arts Theater. (14:30)
  • BINGO wine tasting: at The Gifted Ferret, 1910 Eagle Drive, Suite 400. (3 – 5 pm)
  • Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons: learn the basics with pre-made characters for you to choose from, sessions last 15-30 minutes at The Blue Ghost Arcade, 164 Towne Lake Parkway. (4 – 8 p.m.)
  • Back Hand Comedy Festival:
    • MadLife Stage & Studios, 8722 Main St. (midday)
  • MadLife Grill Patio Stage (free shows):
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From my notebook:

  • The Woodstock Police Department will host a coffee with a cop meet and greet on October 11 at Truett’s Chick-Fil-A, 9728 Highway 92. The event will take place from 9 to 10:30 am, please stop by to speak with the officers, ask questions or just nod your head while enjoying your coffee and breakfast. (Woodstock Police Department via Facebook)
  • North GA Running Co. and Nothing Bundt Cakes will hold their Run Your Bundts Off 5K and Baby Bundt Run (for ages 10 and under) at Etowah River Park in Canton on October 22. The race is open to all and benefits WarAngel Farms, a Canton horse and burro rescue and rehabilitation non-profit organization. Registration closes October 22 at 9:30am, a virtual 5K run/walk option is also available. (Run your Bundts Off)

Do you love the fall season? Check out these places to find treats, pumpkins, and fun this month:

  • Accidentally omitted from the list of festivals on Wednesday:
    • October 9: Our Pal’s Place Fall Festival. Food, games, raffles, fun and dogs at Our Pal’s Place, 9533 Main Street. (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
    • October 15th: Taste & Brews Fall Festival: music, food and drinks, kids zone, craft vendors, farmers market and more at Etowah River Park, 600 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton. (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Costumes and treats:
    • October 8th: trunk or deal presented by the Timothy Lutheran Church. Fun, ice cream and treats at the church, 556 Arnold Mill Road. (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.)
    • October 29th: little heroes costume party for ages 3-11, tickets available online. DJ Mo Livee, snacks, drinks and fun at Payton Jean Marie, 9550 Main Street, Suite 100. (5 to 9 pm)
    • 30th of October: fall festival, presented by Legacy Church. Bounce house, face painting, pumpkin painting, games, pie eating contest and more at Brown Park, 251 E. Marietta Street, Canton. (1-4 p.m.)
    • 31 October: Halloween Trail of Tricks and Treats, presented by Woodstock Parks and Recreation. Music, characters, costume contest and fun displays along the trail collecting goodies from vendors on Rubes Creek Trail across from Fire Station 14 on Arnold Mill Road. (5 – 9 p.m.)
  • Pumpkins and farms:
    • Big Springs Farms: pumpkin patch, hayride, corn maze, gem mining, bouncy pillow, face painting, bouncy house, food, drinks, and a farm train. Open Friday through Sunday through October 30 at 2100 Sugar Pike Road, Woodstock. (Big Springs Farms)
    • Berry Patch Farms: pumpkin patch, food, drinks, a playground and baby farm animals. Open Friday through Sunday through October 24 at 786 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. (Berry Patch Farms)
    • Scottsdale Farms: pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn maze, lawn games, and a field of sunflowers. Open Friday through Sunday through October 23 at 15639 Birmingham Highway, Milton. (Scottsdale Farms)
    • Cagle’s Farm: pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, campfires, animal pen, games, food, drinks, caramel apples, sunflowers and more. Open Friday through Sunday through October 30 at 362 Stringer Road, holly springs. (Cagle’s Farm)
    • Warbington Farms: pumpkin patch, hayride, corn maze, barnyard, slides, swings, jumping pillow and more at 5555 Crow Road, come. Open various dates and times, check website for details. (Warbington Farms)
    • Red Apple Barn: pumpkin patch, apple picking, cornhole, horseshoes, tractor tire swings, and a playground. Open Friday through Sunday through October 31 at 3379 Tailscreek Road, ellijay. (Red Apple Barn)
    • Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch: pumpkin patch, hayride, 15 acre corn maze, haunted trail, jump pad, goat ride, kiddie maze, tire mountain playground, corn cannon, concessions, bonfires and marshmallows, gems, face paint and more at 125 Bannister Road, Dawsonville. Open various dates and times, check website for details. (Uncle Shuck)
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