Events Calendar: Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, GA

DEC 2018  EVENTS FOR ACWORTH, KENNESAW, MARIETTA, Cobb County, GA. 

The details of the events are available in our Acworth/Kennesaw/Marietta paper published online at www.brightsidenews.com.  Select the paper from the menu on the left, when the page opens, click at the top and download as a pdf.

NOW – SAT DEC 15 HOLIDAY MARKET AT THE ART STATION – The Holiday Market offers unique, handcrafted items from over forty local artists.Guests can locally shop for a wide variety of items, including jewelry, ornaments, jams, pottery, and more. Monday-Thursday: 10:00AM-7:00PM and Friday-Saturday: 10:00AM-5:00PM

FRI DEC 7 ACWORTH’S SANTA ARRIVAL The City of Acworth, along with their partner NorthStar Church is excited to host this year’s Santa’s Arrival! Santa arrives in Historic Downtown Acworth on Senator Russell Avenue on Friday, December 7. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m. Pictures with Santa are free each year and begin at 6:45 p.m. There will not be a photographer onsite, so please plan on bringing your camera to capture the special moment. For questions pertaining to this event, please contact Kim Watt at kwatt@acworth.org.

FRI DEC 7 MARIETTA POPS ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT -Friday night, December 7 at 7:30, Marietta Pops Orchestra is presenting their ninth annual holiday-pops concert. Marietta Pops Orchestra, formerly Symphony on the Square, is the new name for an orchestra now almost nine-years old. This year the annual holiday concert will be in the 800-seat sanctuary of First Baptist Church Marietta, 148 Church St., Marietta. To purchase tickets: Adult ($20) – online (www.mariettapops.org) using a credit card, or at the door (cash, check, credit card) Student, K-12 ($10) – at the door (cash, check, credit card).

FRI DEC 7 STRAND OLE OPRYS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS – Enjoy a rocking own-home bluegrass concert of holiday music performed on the banjo, fiddle, guitar, bass, and washboard. A band of merry singers and traditional southern storytellers invite patrons onto The Strand’s metaphorical ‘back porch’ to bring a little twang to the tinsel season. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 the day of the concert.

FRI & SAT DEC 7 & 8 CHRISTMAS AT PIEDMONT CHURCH = Join us for a festive celebration; Christmas at Piedmont Church Arts & Craft Show will be buzzing with activity on Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th.   Come shop the wide variety of unique arts and crafts exhibitors from all over the southeast. Delicious festival food to warm your insides, local entertainment, FREE rides on the 50-foot Snow Tube ride on Friday and FREE Petting Zoo on Saturday. Bring your camera for a photo op with Santa, FREE children’s activities, roasting marshmallows & smores and much, much more. Hours are Friday, December 7th; 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 8th; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  FREE Admission and FREE Parking. There will also be FREE parking and a free courtesy shuttle from JJ Daniell Middle School and the Old Time Pottery Parking lots.

SAT DEC 8 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Daddy’s Country Kitchen invites our community to Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8 from 9-12. Kids 10 and under eat breakfast for $5, Adults $9. Daddy’s is located at 3485 Acworth Due West Rd., Acworth. Please call 770-974-2281 for reservations.

SAT DEC 8 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA (two seatings at the Ben Robertson Community Center). The Kennesaw Acworth Optimist Club is hosting an “all you care to eat” breakfast complete with pancakes, sausage juice, coffee and table to table visits with the jolly old Elf himself. Grandma Elf will also be doing holiday readings for the big and little alike. Seatings are available from 8:00 am to 9:15 am or 10:am to 11:15 am. Tickets are only $6 per person and can be purchased online at www.kennesawparksandrec.com or at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Tickets are nonrefundable after December 2. Tickets can also be purchased at the door based on availability.

SAT DEC 8 SOUTHERN MUSEUM- The Southern Museum, located in downtown Kennesaw, is assisting Santa this year with his toy production and hosting a special day for families on Saturday, December 8, from 9:30 am to 5 pm. The Museum will also be a toy drop-off location for the Jerry Worthan Memorial Christmas Fund, sponsored by the Kennesaw Police Department, from November 1 through December 15. All collected toys will go to community families and children in need. Santa and Mrs. Claus join the fun in the afternoon from 1 pm to 5 pm. Museum regular admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors ages 60 and over, and $5.50 for children ages 4-12. Museum members receive free event admission. The Southern Museum is located at 2829 Cherokee Street in Downtown Kennesaw Please visit SouthernMuseum.org for further information

SAT DEC 8 HOYA MERRY MARKET – Mark your calendar! Harrison High School will hold its third annual HOYA MERRY MARKET on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Crafters will sell their hand-made items in the school’s main dining hall from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Market is open to the public and admission is FREE.

SAT DEC 8 CHRISTMAS IN ACWORTH  Santa will be at the Plaza beside Acworth City Hall for pictures from 1-5 p.m.  Pictures are free of charge. Make sure to bring your own camera to capture this special moment, as no photographer will be on-site. In addition to pictures, there will also be free horse and carriage rides available departing from the Plaza. We hope to see you this holiday season for Christmas in Acworth!  Christmas in Acworth is sponsored by the Acworth Downtown Development Authority.  IF IT RAINS, Santa will move inside the lobby of Acworth City Hall and the horse and carriage rides will be cancelled.

SAT DEC 8 MENORAH LIGHTING 6:30-7:30 pm. Celebrate Hanukkah with a Menorah Lighting on the Glover Park Stage at Marietta Square by Congregation Ner Tamid of Marietta/ West Cobb, led by Rabbi Joseph Prass, featuring holiday music, FREE hot chocolate & jelly donuts, and a cash door prize! All are welcome. Arrive early for free parking on local streets or the parking deck on Cherokee Street. Please bring any gently worn children’s clothes. Your generosity will help in our spring rummage sale

SAT & SUN DEC 8 & 9 HOLIDAY EXPRESS – LETTERS TO SANTA CLAUS presented by Bravo Dance Company at the Strand Theater in Marietta- Magnificiant holiday dance productionTickets at tutuix.com/bravodancecenterga.

SUN DEC 9 SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE SEASON presented by GREAT GIG. The show will feature the talented dancers of Great Gig Dance Ensemble and the premier of The Jazzy Nutcracker, a fresh take on a classic story, and includes Acworth’s Mayor, Tommy Allegood and Kennesaw’s Mayor, Derek Easterling. A reception featuring holiday desserts begins at 5:00pm and includes a holiday-themed silent auction, followed by the show in the theater. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and may be purchased through a link at www.greatgigdance.com. NorthStar Church is located at 3413 Blue Springs Road NW in Acworth. This is a family Christmas event you won’t want to miss!

SAT DEC 15 SHOP WITH A MUSTANG.  KMHS students team up with elementary school and middle school students and take them shopping at the Avenues of West Cobb, pizza, present wrapping and visits with Santa are scheduled back at the high school

SAT DEC 15 SHOP WITH A WARRIOR.  NCHS students team up with elementary school and middle school students and take them shopping at our local Walmart, pizza, present wrapping and visits with Santa are scheduled back at the high school.

SAT DEC 15 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA HOSTED BY THE NORTHWEST YMCA 10-12. Bring your children and enjoy the morning bouncing, crafting, playing games and visiting with Santa.  Also enjoy a pancake breakfast and performances by the YMCA Dance and Tumble Academy.This event is Free to members and the community. The YMCA is located at 1700 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw, 30152.

 

FARMER’S MARKETS – LOCAL

SAT/SUN  – MARIETTA FARMER’S MARKET. Year round on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Sundays: May-October – 12 pm till 3 pm. Takes up residence on N. Park Square. Market customers have a variety of produce to choose from including heirloom tomatoes, fruits and vegetables that are rarely, available from the grocery store. Plus staples such as potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, beans, amazing cut flower arrangements, local honey, herbal soaps, whole grain breads, fudge pies, jelly, jam and preserves. Contact Market Director Johnny Fulmer at 770-499-9393 or Jfulmer@churchstreetmarket.com or visit mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com

ONGOING EVENTS
SECOND TUESDAY EACH MONTH – POP IN FOR POP CULTURE – Join us at the Marietta Museum of History from 4pm-8pm. We will have foot tastings, activities, and vintage commercials. All included in the price of regular admission. For more info visit www.MariettaHistory.org

WED 5-7 & SAT 2-4 : WINE TASTINGS at Marietta Wine Market.  18 Powder Springs St SE, Marietta, GA 30064. (770) 919-1574

THURSDAYS: SOUTHERN MUSEUM MOMMY & ME CLASSES. Join us each Thursday from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm for Mommy & Me! Our program is specifically designed for children aged 3-5 and their caregivers. Discover and explore the world around us through play! Create, experiment, investigate, and learn together. Each week has a different theme, and lots of fun new activities to play with. Cost is included in museum admission and free for museum members.

FRIDAY/SATURDAYS 
“Lumiere Lounge” (6-10pm) on the second floor at the Strand Theatre Come to the Strand and pay homage to the days of old with a silent film inspired piano bar and lounge! As you sink into a plush couch or join a friend at a café table, the modern world seems to drift away as classic silent films quietly flicker in the background while a live pianist plays. The Lumière Lounge will feature specialty cocktails made with local ‘Hometown Honey’ in addition to a full bar. Lumière is held on the second floor lounge on select Friday and Saturday nights from 6-10pm. Check the calendar at www.earlsmithstrand.org for more details or call the box office at 770.293.0080 to get added to the mailing for our evening bar events.

GHOSTS OF MARIETTA WALKING TOUR (7:30pm) Walk the streets of our haunted city by lantern light, guided by one of our talented storytellers. This tour is approximately 90 minutes and the walk is under a mile. Ghost tours are at 7:30pm every Thur, Fri & Sat. Paid reservations required in advance. 770-425-1006. www.ghostsofmarietta.com

 

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