published July 13 2018.
JULY 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.
JULY – Horizon League: Fall Baseball – Registration begins July 2nd for the Fall Horizon Baseball League. The Horizon League is a non-competitive baseball league for athletes ages 5 years and older with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Games will be played on the Horizon Field (4000 South Main Street, Acworth 30101). The cost of the league is $15 per player. Games begin on Thursday, September 6 and continue through Saturday, October 20. There will be no games during the week of Cobb County Fall Break. Register online at www.acworthspecialneeds.com or at the Acworth Parks, Recreation, and Community Resource Department located at 4762 Logan Rd, Acworth 301
JULY – THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE at SMITH GILBERT GARDENS is open. The exhibit features a butterfly house where visitors can observe native species including Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Gulf Fritillaries, Tiger Swallowtails and many more, in all stages of life. Guests will also be inspired by the Southern Living® Pollinator Garden, featuring a variety of butterfly and bee-friendly plants that are suitable for home landscaping. Visit smithgilbertgardens.com or call 770-919-0248 for complete details.
TUES JULY 17 HOLBROOK Independent Living invites the public to lunch at Brookstone Country Club from 11:30 until 1:00 pm. RSVP to 470-632-2655.
TUES JULY 17 KENNESAW BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AA5 will be held at Copelands New Orleans Restaurant on Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw. Bring your business cards and your best smile!
SAT JULY 21 RAILROAD RENDEZVOUS AND IRON POUR – The Southern Museum, in partnership with Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design, will host an iron pour as part of the museum’s annual summer Railroad Rendezvous event. This popular, family-friendly event celebrates the joy of trains with a particular focus this year on the science, art, and creation of railroads and engines. Sparks will fly on the front yard as visitors watch a fully functioning furnace in action. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. The event is on Saturday, July 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Southern Museum is located at 2829 Cherokee Street in downtown Kennesaw (exit 273 on Interstate 75). Please visit SouthernMuseum.org for further information.
SAT JULY 21 Pop-In at the Marietta Museum of History: Summer Crafts – 10:30am-3:30pm Beat the heat with a fun day at the Museum. July’s Pop-In theme will be “Summer Crafts”- a perfect way to wrap up the last couple weeks of summer. Summer themed crafts will be set up throughout the Museum to provide children and their families a new way to interact with the Museum. The Marietta Museum of History is located at 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060 Admission to the Museum during the Pop-In will be $5 per person with a family cap of $20! The Museum uses ordinary objects to tell the extraordinary stories of Marietta and Cobb County. To find out more, call 770-794-5710 or visit www.MariettaHistory.org.
SUN JULY 22 BABBI MASON TO APPEAR Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Celebrate With Us at the SARDIS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Womens’s Day Program on Sunday July 22nd, 2018 at our Morning Worship Service 11:00 am 2741 S. Main Street. Kennesaw Ga 30144 Our Special Guest: Ms. Babbie Mason All are Invited.
MON JULY 23 ABA WOMEN’S BUSINESS NETWORK 5:30-7:30 PM. Come mix and mingle with business women at Henry’s Louisiana Grill, N Main St., Acworth. Fee is $20. Register at www.acworthbusiness.org.
TUES JULY 24 WAKE-UP KBA/MORNING JOLT ABA- joint meeting. Come network and share your business with our business community that likes to get up early. The meeting starts at 7:30 a.m. lasts till 9:00. Bring your best elevator speech, plenty of business cards.
TUES JULY 24 GENERAL PRIMARY RUN OFF – Be sure to vote!
TUES JULY 24 COBB COUNTY GENEALOGY MEETING – 7:00 pm First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church St., Marietta. Topic: HELP WITH YOUR BRICK WALLS & QUESTIONS answered by our Brick Wall Panel. The public is invited to all monthly meetings of the Cobb County Genealogy Society. Free parking is available in the church parking lots. Visit http://www.cobbgagensoc.org.
FRI JULY 27 KBA BACK TO SCHOOL BASH honoring our teachers at Kennesaw Elementary and Big Shanty Intermediate Schools. This year’s luncheon will be held on Friday, July 27th at Big Shanty Elementary located at 1575 Ben King Road. There will be about 180 teachers in attendance. We will also host (2) more luncheons (200 teachers) at Pine Mountain and Palmer (dates TBD). We really could use your help in many ways including donating: cash, gift cards, or a door prize. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRI JULY 27 GLOVER PARK CONCERT 8:00 PM featuring Carolina Beach Music by GRAINS OF SAND. The concerts are free of charge but if you’re looking for a “front-row seat,” a limited number of tables can be reserved — $45 for tables of six and $55 for tables for eight. Tables reservations are taken on a first come basis and may be reserved the first working day of each month. Blankets and lawn chairs May be set up in park anytime. Personal tables and plastic ground coverings are Not allowed in park. Personal tables: may be set up on North Park Square after 5:30 p.m. Eat dinner and watch the show Bring a picnic dinner (beer and wine are permitted) Eat in one of the restaurants on Square.
SAT JULY 28 DEPARTURE: The Journey Tribute Band: 8:00 pm at the Strand Theatre. Performing over one-hundred shows annually, Departure brings the very best of Journey to audiences of all ages. So don’t stop believin’ in lovin’, touchin’, and squeezin’ your sweetheart, and celebrate the coming spring to the rocking sounds of DEPARTURE: The Journey Tribute Band this July. Tickets available at the box office or online at www.earlsmithstrand.org.
SAT & SUN, JULY 28/29 Collectible Glass Show and Sale
Cobb County Civic Center. Come-Shop-Learn from 28 national exhibitors who display American made glass from the 20th century: kitchenware, table settings, decorative ware, elegant and depression glass, china, pottery, rare and hard to find items for your collection, or a piece to give as a gift or use in your home. July 28 from 10 to 5 and July 29 from 10 to 4. Admission $8 good for 2 days. Show features a club display, 4 free seminars (3 on Sat. & 1 on Sun), glass ID by knowledgeable club members (limited to 3 pieces/person), glass repair by a professional repairman, and door prizes. For more info: www.PSDGC.com or email@example.com
THURS. AUG 2 ACWORTH BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON. 11:30-1:00 pm at NorthStar Church 3414 Blue Springs Rd. Kennesaw, GA 30144 RSVP at www.acworthbusiness.org.
SAT AUG 4 HERO 5K RUN – downtown Kennesaw. Over the course of the last eight years of races the Hero Run has donated over a $100,000 to Veterans organizations, including the Kennesaw State University Veterans program, Disabled American Veterans and Wounded Warrior Project. The run starts at 7:30 a.m. Registration is open now at www.herorun.us.
SAT AUG 4 O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU CONCERT at the Strand 8:00 pm. Join us for a special Strand Ole Opry this April as we return to our roots and take on the music of O Brother, Where Art Thou! Featuring the songs from the Coen Brother’s hit movie, this concert will transport patrons to the old south with beautiful vocals and live band accompaniment. Tickets online at www.earlsmithstrand.org
SUN AUG 5 BASIC ASTROLOGY CLASS 4:00 pm. This event will explore the very basics of astrology and give you the tools to find out more about your personal astrology. Hosted by Oak Sanctuary at Core Bodyworks, 4358A Southside Drive, Acworth, GA 30101. The cost is $20.
SUN AUG 12 DAVIS DIRECTION AWARD BENEFIT AND SILENT AUCTION – The public is invited to attend the Charity Award Benefit and Silent Auction benefitting The David Direction Foundation will be held on Sunday, August 12 at 6:00 pm at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 and available through MPAC.MARIETTA-CITY.ORG, scroll down the home page.
FRI/SAT AUG 24, 25 PIGS N PEACHES – ADAMS PARK, KENNESAW. Festival fans and music lovers will converge in Kennesaw for two days of barbeque bliss at the City of Kennesaw’s Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival on Friday, August 24, 6 – 10 pm and Saturday, August 25, 10 am – 10 pm at Adams Park. The event will be held rain or shine. Admission is free. While public tasting is not offered as part of the BBQ competition, there will be dozens of vendors (including several cook teams) who will be selling barbeque and other food and beverages, including beer. Prices vary among vendors. For more information, visit pigsandpeaches.com or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.
FARMER’S MARKETS – LOCAL
MONDAYS KENNESAW FARMER’S MARKET 3:30-7:30 PM. The Farmer’s market will offer a variety of fresh vegetables & fruits, baked goods, prepared goods, jams & jellies, locally produced honey and more! The market will be in the circle this season with the food trucks. Some vendors require cash but many take debit/credit cards. Hours for FM are 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. At the depot in downtown Kennesaw.
MONDAYS DINNER AT THE DEPOT 5:30-8:30 A variety of food trucks will rotate throughout the season. Food trucks take cash, credit and debit cards.There will be live music each week and different types of entertainment throughout the season. There are tables and chairs for guests on site or they are welcome to bring their own chairs and picnic blankets. At the depot in downtown Kennesaw.
TUESDAYS COBB COUNTY FARM BUREAU FARMERS MARKET Lost Mountain Park. We’ll be there every Tuesday from now thru September from 3 – 7 PM. The goal for Cobb County Farm Bureau Farmers Market is to promote agriculture and give consumers an opportunity to connect with local farmers and businesses. Our vendors grow/produce all of their products. I appreciate your consideration.
FRIDAYS ACWORTH FARMER’S MARKET The Historic Downtown Acworth Farmer’s Market is open for this season and will continue each Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. until noon through Friday, October 26. The market is located in Historic Downtown Acworth in the Acworth First Baptist Church Parking Lot on the north end of Main Street. The Acworth Farmer’s Market is sponsored by the Acworth Downtown Development Authority. If you are interested in more information on being a vendor or just have questions about the market, please call 770-917-1234.
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
TUESDAYS: Acworth Library Storytime in the Park 10:30. Join us every Tuesday morning, for outdoor storytime in beautiful Frana Brown Park located in downtown Acworth, right across from the Post Office. Bring a towel or blanket to sit on and some snacks! All ages are welcome! Frana Brown Park is located at 4901 North Main Street, Acworth, GA 30101. No registration required. We will meet at the park at 10:30 am. In the event of rain, we will meet in the library.
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
WED & SAT SOUTHERN MUSEUM BRAIN TRAIN The Southern Museum Education Program presents BRAIN TRAIN – a summer S.T.E.A.M. Workshop for families with kids ages 5-12. They are held on the second Wednesday and following Saturday during June, July and August. Program is FREE for members or with museum admission for nonmembers. Drop in anytime. Visit Southernmuseum.org for more information. The Museum is located at 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw.
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.
FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH – FRI MAR 2-FRI NOV 2 – MARIETTA ART WALK – 5:30-9:00. Art Walk celebrates the vitality of Marietta’s diverse cultural Arts scene with artists, businesses, and organizations representing avariety of artistic disciplines. To learn more contact Stephanie Coston at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ArtWalkMarietta.com.
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
SATURDAYS MARIETTA SQUARE ARTISAN MARKET is on Second and Fourth Saturdays. April through November. The Marietta Square Artisan Market is an open-air showcase of locally-created fine art and premium hand-crafted goods. It is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm from April to November. Enjoy the paintings, drawings, and photography of fine artists settled alongside skilled craftspeople who feature an eclectic roster of distinctive goods including fire pits, cutting boards, terraria, pens, and fine jewelry. Located on Mill Street adjacent to Glover Park. More info at www.artistsmarketmarietta.com.