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The Weekender: Work Out with Billy Blanks, Music for the Soul

Looking for something to do in Paulding and Cobb this weekend? Patch has a few suggestions.

FRIDAY

Paulding County Farm Bureau Farmers Market

When: 3 p.m. Friday  

Where: 2515 Charles Hardy Pkwy., Dallas | Get directions

Why Go: After Friday, there will be just two more opportunities in 2012 to buy farm fresh eggs, meat, milk, cheese and more from the Farmers Market.

Price: While admission is free, don't leave your wallet at home. Support your local vendors.

The SPRAISE Christian Music Expo

When: 7 p.m. Friday 

Where: Jimiz Lounge, 2090 Cobb Pkwy. SE, Smyrna | Get directions

Why Go: After a long week, you need something to minister to your soul. Independent Christian music artists will lift their voices in song and testimony at this inaugural expo.

Price: $20 | Buy tickets

SATURDAY

Sprayberry PTSA 30th Annual Craft Show

When: 9 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday

Where: Sprayberry High School, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta | Get directions

Why Go: Proceeds support teachers, student scholarships and other important programs.

Price: Admission is free, but bring your checkbook to support some of the show's 160 vendors.

4th Annual Acworth Turkey Chase 5K Fun Run and 2K Walk

When: 9 a.m. Saturday (5K Fun Run), 9:15 a.m. Saturday (2K Walk), 10 a.m. Saturday (Little Pilgrim Trot)

Where: Main Street, Acworth | Get directions

Why Go: Participants of all ages and abilities can walk, jog or run. Get a head start on that New Year's resolution to shed a few pounds.

Price: If you register on the day of the race, the cost is $30 for the timed run, $20 for the untimed fun run (ages 13 and up) and $10 for the untimed fun run (ages 6-12 years old). Kids who are 5 years old and younger participate for free.

Town Center at Cobb Gets Kids Fit with Fitness Guru Billy Blanks

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Where: Upper level of the jcpenney wing, 400 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy. NW, Kennesaw | Get directions 

Why Go: Meet the man behind Tae Bo. Plus, there will be giveaways, healthy snacks and games.

Price: Free

Looking for more local events? Check out Dallas-Hiram Patch's events page.

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