Events Calendar for: Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, 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-JAN. 31 KALEIDOSCOPE FINE ARTS show in conjunction with CC Schools will be held at the Art Station on Kennesaw Due West Rd. More information at www.artstationcobb.org.

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

SUN JAN 12 SOUND EXPERIENCE OAK Sanctuary will be hosting its monthly group sound experience on Sunday, January 12 at 4pm. Sound is known to bring about deep states of relaxation and healing.Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or whatever else you need to feel comfortable. Seating will also be available. $25, For more information, please visit www.theoaksanctuary.com or call 404-903-4104.

TUES JAN 14 KENNESAW BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON – 11:00. at KSU Continuing Ed Bldg. Kennesaw, 30144. Join us a Mayor Derek Easterling presents the State of the City of Kennesaw Sponsored by Loud Security, catered by Carrabbas Italian Grill. Learn more and RSVP at www.kennesawbusiness.org.

TUES JAN 14 SIX DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS 2:00 pm. The second session will start Jan 14 and run every Tuesday for 5 weeks. Each week a different guest speaker will address a different sector of wellness. This workshop is open to both residents and non-residents alike. Holbrook Acworth is located at 4491 S. Main Street, Acworth. For more information contact Lauren Salona at 404-772-1283 or email lsalona@holbrooklife.com.

TUES JAN 14 HISTORICAL SOCIETY On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7pm Acworth native Tom Long will share the story of his 40+ years as a Nashville Music Producer. Born and raised in Acworth, Mr. Long has a long and storied career and has worked with many notable entertainers. This presentation is FREE and open to the public. It will be held at the Acworth City Council Chambers, 4415 Senator Richard B Russell Ave. Acworth GA. For Further Information, contact Lynne Brown, – 239-292-0613

WED JAN 15 ACTIVE ADULT LUNCHEON – Join us on the third Wednesday, December 18, for the City of Acworth Parks and Recreation Department’s Active Adult Luncheon. Enjoy a complimentary lunch, bingo, and other special activities. The luncheon is held at the Tanyard Creek Overlook at the Acworth Community Center. Lunch is served at noon. After lunch we will have several rounds of bingo with prizes. This program is free to all Active Adults!!!

THUS. JAN 16 ABA WOMEN’S LUNCHEON – Join us at HOLBROOK ACWORTH from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM for our monthly Women’s Luncheon Come join our open forum so that we can get to know each other Fee is $20. RSVP acworthbusiness.org. Holbrook is our caterer.

FRI JAN 17 KBA WOMEN’S LUNCHEON January’s Women in Business Luncheon will be held Friday, January 17, 11:30-1:00 pm. at Copelands of New Orleans on Barrett Parkway. Fee is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. RSVP at kennesawbusiness.org.

THUR. JAN 16 CELEBRATION VILLAGE GRAND OPENING 4:00-7:00 pm Celebration invites you to come celebrate the opening of their newest phase of Independent Living. We’re staring the 20’s off right with ROARING celebration! Tour our newest buildings, dance to a live swing band, enjoy delectable treats & prohibition era cocktails and get ready to show off your best 1920’s flapper attire! Event OPEN TO ALL!!! RSVP to Maureen@CVillage.Com.

SAT JAN 18 GUIDED BIRD WALK 9:30-11:00 AM. SMITH GILBERT GARDENS, KENNESAW. Come enjoy watching birds with us! Our expert birding guides have spent years learning to identify birds by sight and sound, and have a passion for wild bird conservation. You’ll learn keys to bird identification, where you can look for wild birds in your neighborhood, how to make your own backyard a habitat for wild birds, and more. This monthly meetup is included with garden admission. The next Walk is on January 18, 202 9:30-11:00 am. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is located at 2382 Pine Mountain Rd, Kennesaw

SAT JAN 18 MARIETTA TREE KEEPERS Please join us for this RESCHEDULED MTK Event.  We will be inventorying trees on the Marietta City Cemetery Trail. The parking address is: Brown Park, 358 West Atlanta St., Marietta, 30064, look for the green signage. You can also drive into the middle of the cemetery and look for our sign-in table at the small white building. The date is Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:00am. In case of bad weather please call 770-424-4664 for weather updates and rescheduled date.

SAT JAN 18 CELEBRATION VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE 12-3 The public is invited to attend Celebration Village’s Open House on January 18 from 12-3. This is a Wine and Cheese Social. Come and enjoy. RSVP Maureen at Maureen@CVillage.com.

SUN JAN 19 FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT -The Acworth Cultural Arts Council is pleased to announce the presentation of a world-class concert, at no charge, for our community. The Lopez-Tabor Concert Duo will perform at 4:00pm on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Acworth United Methodist Church, located at 4340 Collins Circle, Acworth Ga. (the church on top of the hill). While the concert is free a love offering will be taken up at the event to benefit the Acworth Cultural Arts’ 2020 college scholarship program. Visit www.acworthculturalarts.org.

MON JAN 20 ACWORTH’S MARTIN LUTHER KING CELEBRATION 9:30 The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department will host the 7th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration and 9th Annual Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2020. Festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a unity walk from the Roberts School Community and Education Center to the Acworth Community Center. There, a ceremony will follow with Kit Cummings of the Power of Peace Project as the featured speaker. After the ceremony, the Acworth Achievers Mentoring and After School Program invite everyone to join them for a service project back at the Roberts School.  For additional information, please contact Jordon Gonzalez at jgonzalez@acworth.org.

MON JAN 20 MARTIN LUTHER KING CELEBRATION 10:00 AM. The event this year is at the Jennie T Anderson Theatre. Overflow seating at Hudgins Hall. The event is sponsored by Cobb County Government and the NAACP (Cobb County Branch). Fred Blankenship, anchor at WSB-TV, is scheduled to be emcee. Show will be televised and be available on the Cobb County YouTube channel later. We will have a reception after the program. All welcomed.

SAT & SUN JAN 25, 26 TRAINS TRAINS TRAINS The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its biggest, most popular event of the year—Trains! Trains! Trains!—on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 2020. To mark the occasion, the Museum will offer a reimagined experience that includes new activities, new layouts, and returning favorites. The Southern Museum Lego® Building Challenge is the headline activity this year. The goal will be to construct a train-related model. There will also be a Lego® free-play area for visitors to make their own creations and mount them to vehicle chassis for a trip down a ramp. Museum operating hours for the event are from 9:30am to 5:00pm. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (ages 65+), and $5 for children (ages 3 to 17), active-duty military (with ID), and university students (with ID). Discount tickets are available now on the Museum’s website and special discount coupons are also available. No other coupons or discounts will be accepted. Admission for Museum members is always free!

MON JAN 27 TOUR GUIDE TRAINING 9:30-noon. Smith-Gilbert Gardes invites you to become a tour guide. Classes begin Jan 27 and will be held every Monday through March 2. Anyone interested in joining the Docent Training class of 2020 should submit their New Volunteer Application online at https://smithgilbertgardens.com/support-us/volunteer/ , and will be required to submit to a background check and drug screen. For further information, please contact Kathy Post at (770) 919-0248, or email kpost@kennesaw-ga.gov

MON JAN 27 MARIETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The next MBA monthly luncheon will be held January 27, at Roswell Street Baptist Church – in the Fellowship Center at 744 Roswell Street, Marietta 30060, with parking in the East Parking Lot at Aviation Road SE and Roswell Street. Morning Mingle will be held in the Crossing at RSBC from 10:30-11:30AM. The buffet opens at 11:30AM, and the program is from 12:00 – 1:00PM. RSVP at Mariettabusiness.biz

MON JAN 27 KBA AA5 5:30-7:30. The December KBA AA5 will be held on Tuesday, December 17 from 5:30-7:30 at Desktop, 3070 N Main St, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Catered by Taziki’s Mediterranean Grill. More information at kennesawbusiness.org.

TUES JAN 27 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. The January meeting will be held on Tuesday January 28. Come hear Robert C. Jones; author, historian, and presenter at the Cobb County Genealogical Society’s first meeting of 2020. Please visit the CCGS website at https://cobbgagensoc.org

SUN FEB 2 GRIEFSHARE SEMINAR Summit Baptist Church is hosting this seminar on Sundays from 3-5 pm. This seminar is a Bible based program designed for persons that have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Participants will be around others that understand their feelings. This is a 13 week seminar with each session being a stand alone session so that a person is welcome to come anytime during the 13 weeks. The cost is $15 per person and scholarships are available. The group will meet in Room M111 at Summit Baptist church, 4310 Moon Station Lane in Acworth. For more information, please call 770-975-4595.

THURS FEB 6 ABA LUNCHEON 11:30-1:00 pm at Acworth Community Center, 4361 Cherokee Street, Acworth, GA, 30101. Join us as Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood delivers the State of the City of Acworth. RSVP at www.acworthbusiness.org.

TUES FEB 11 HELPING ONE GUY will host a dinner honoring LOGAN DROKE. Dinner starts at 6:30 and will be held at NorthStar Church located on Blue Springs Rd., Kennesaw. Hurry and register at www.helpingoneguy.org. Dinner is FREE, but love offerings are welcome.

SAT FEB 8 FAMILY GAME NIGHT The Helping Club, a 501c3 nonprofit, is hosting a Family Game Night on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 4 PM to 6 PM at Arts Bagels and More, 3451 Cobb Parkway, Acworth. Check us out at www.thehelpingclub.org or give us a call at 404-630-9474 to learn more.Coffee and Games provided. The cost of admittance is free, but donations are appreciated.

SAT, MON, TUES FEB 8, 10, 11 STRAND AUDITIONS The Strand will hold auditions for two upcoming productions. Forever Plaid and Smoke on the Mountain. MORE INFO AT https://earlsmithstrand.org/audition-announcement.

WED FEB 12 MARIETTA COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS Monthly meeting is on February 12, 2020 at 9:30 am. Come and socialize and listen to this month’s program on “Reading Trees for Health and Risk” with Peter Jenkins, an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist. The meeting also informs you on what the garden clubs are doing in the Marietta area. The meeting will be held at the Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Ave, Marietta, GA, 30060, 770-427-3494.

SAT FEB 15 CALL FOR ARTISTS The Acworth Arts Alliance is hosting a “Artists’ Palette” Exhibit in March and April 2020. SUBMISSION DEADLINE is February 15, 2019, by midnight. Please visit our website for more information visit acworthartsalliance.org/guidelines/ This exhibit will begin on Saturday, March 7 with an Artist Reception from 4-7PM. This exhibit will run through Saturday,  April 25. Our exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

MON-FRI, FEB 17-FEB 21 ART EXPLOSION – Acworth’s Winter Break Camp. Camp is for ages 5-12 and will take place at the Acworth Community Center during Cobb County winter break. Camp activity hours are from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Drop off is available as early as 7:30 a.m. and late pick up ends at 6:00 p.m. Camp costs $115 for City of Acworth residents and $140 for non-residents. Register online at acworthparksandreacreation.org.

TUES-SUN FEB 18-FEB 23. MIDDLETON, from the producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, will be presented in partnership with The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta. An exhilarating and universal depiction of love and friendship, MIDDLETOWN® follows the story of two couples who endure the roller coaster of life together, including the highs, the lows, and everything in between. Staged without a set or props, the stars read directly from scripts, as if reading from the book of their own lives — and ours. Tickets are on sale now priced at $39 – $52 and can be purchased at The Strand Theatre Box Office by phone at 770-293-0080 or online at www.strandmarietta.org.

SAT FEB 22 POLAR PLUNGE The Special Olympics Polar Plunge, hosted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Georgia, will take place at Acworth Beach at Cauble Park on Saturday, February 22. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. and the Plunge begins at 1:00 p.m. Visit www.specialolympicsga.org for more information on Special Olympics Georgia.

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.