Events Calendar for: Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, GA

EVERY SAT IN FEBRUARY OPEN HOUSE for Black History Month. The Cobb County Branch of the NAACP invites the public to attend their Black History Month Open House every Saturday in February from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Visit includes Black History Movies, Current Events Discussion, meeting branch leaders, and more. The event is held at 605 Roswell St., Marietta, GA. Call 770-425-5757.

NOW-FEBRUARY 29 ART FROM THE HEART – The Art House will feature local artists offering works in watercolor, oil, pastel, as well as unique pieces of pottery and jewelry. This exhibit will continue through Saturday, February 29. All Art House exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public. Please visit acworthartsalliance.org to learn more.

TUES FEB 25 KBA’S BUSINESS EXPO -From painting services to money markets, insurance to local eateries, the KSU Continuing Education Center will be full of Cobb County businesses at the Kennesaw Business Association Business Expo on Tuesday, February 25. This FREE event will be held from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and admission to the expo are free and for information on the event or to become an exhibitor, please contact JRM Management Services, at 770.423.1330, or visit the KBA website, at kennesawbusiness.org. You can also email Jonathan Jenkins at jonathanjenkins@jrmmanagement.com.

TUES FEB 25 COBB GENEAOLOGY SOCIETY General Meetings are held at 7 PM on the fourth Tuesday of the every month, except December at the First Presbyterian Church,189 Church Street, Marietta, Georgia. In addition to the main parking lot, FPC has 2 additional lots nearby.. . Please visit the CCGS website at https://cobbgagensoc.org.

THURS. FEB 27 TOWNHALL MEETING 6:00 PM. This is an opportunity for Cobb County Voters to learn about voting precincts, voting systems, and voting access, featuring Janine Eveler, Cobb Elections Directory. Hosted by Keli Gambrill, District 1 and JoAnn Birrell, District 3 on Thursday February 27, 6:00-8:00 pm at North Cobb Regional Library across from North Cobb High School

THUR MAR 5 ABA LUNCHEON 11:30-1:00 pm at Acworth Community Center, 4361 Cherokee Street, Acworth, GA, 30101. More information and RSVP at www.acworthbusiness.org.

FRI MAR 6 ADULT SPELLING BEE – The 4th Annual Adult Spelling Bee is on Friday, March 6th at the Strand. Stage Emcee: Justin O’Dell. VIP reception begins at 5:30 and the event begins at 7:00 pm. The event benefits Communities in School. Tickets are $15.00 , general admission or $60 for VIP event. Tickets are available at www.earlsmithstrand.org/calendar. We have ten teams ready to take the stage:

SAT MAR 7 KENNESAW’S TOUCH-A-TRUCK EVENT – Adams Park, 10-2. The event is a partnership between the following departments, Parks and Recreation, Police and Public Works. Children can get up-close and personal with dozens of larger-than-life trucks, heavy construction and public safety equipment, cool cars and specialty vehicles. Participants can meet vehicle owners and operators while touching, climbing on and interacting with this exhibition of transportation. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For more information, visit kennesaw-ga.gov or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.

SAT MAR 7 SPRING CONCERT The Marietta Garden Center is hosting a Spring Concert fundraiser on Saturday, March 7 at 3:00 pm. The tickets are $26 per person and benefit the Marietta Educational Garden Center. Tickets may be purchased by cash, check, by contacting the Garden Center office at 770-427-3494. The Marietta Garden Center is located at 505 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta, GA 30060.

SAT MAR 7 INFORMATIONAL SESSION – FOR SUCCESS GATEWAY SCHOOL  Sat. March 7, 10 am at Due West United Methodist Church, Bldg C. RSVP at 770-626-2558.

FRI-SUN MAR 6-8 DINNER THEATER sponsored by the Acworth Cultural Arts. Call Dogwood Terrace at (770) 627-4069 for  Reservations. Gourmet food, live theater, and laughter is coming to Acworth on March 6th, 7th, and 8th, at Dogwood Terrace. Acworth Cultural Arts is pleased to present the first Dinner Theater performance of the year! This live “Dinner and Show” is a fundraiser for Acworth Cultural Arts, who contributes scholarships to local high school seniors. Friday and Saturday Dinner and performances begin at 7:00pm. Tickets for those two dates are $45 per person, and include your Gourmet Meal and Play. A Sunday Dessert presentation will begin at 6:00pm, and includes Dessert, Play, and a “surprise” presentation! The Sunday Dessert presentation tickets are $35 per person.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

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.

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‚Ä®

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 cafe 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. Lumiere 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.