MAR/APR 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.
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FRI-SUN MAR 16, 17, 18 ESTATE SALE 2817 Sardis Street, Kennesaw, GA, From 8 am until 4 pm. Vintage bicycle & child’s wagon, tools, furniture, 33 1/3 record collection, vintage jewelry, clothing & handbags, glassware, oriental décor, and household items. Cash only.
SAT MAR 17 BUNNY BREAKFAST 8:00 am or 10:00 am. The Bunny Breakfast takes place on Saturday, March 17. Seatings are available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Tickets are only $6 per person and can be purchased online at www.kennesaw-ga.gov (type in Bunny Breakfast in the search box) or at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw.
FRI MAR 23 – EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE 6:30 pm. Marietta’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Easter Egg Scramble will take place on Friday March 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM. The event will be held at Laurel Park, 151 Manning Rd., Marietta, 30064. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos after the Egg Scramble until 7:30 p.m. Arrive early to find parking and your child’s correct age group. Children will be divided into the following age groups: 3 and Under; 4 – 6; 7 – 10.
FRI MAR 23 – ACWORTH EGG HUNT Sponsored by the City of Acworth and Freedom Church.The event will take place on Friday, March 23 at the Acworth Sports Complex, located at 4000 South Main St. The Easter Egg Hunts will be held on the baseball fields and we ask all participants to please park on the baseball side of the complex. We will have gates and concessions opening at 6:30 p.m., and the first hunt begins at 7:30 p.m., so make sure you arrive early. For more information or to volunteer visit www.acworthegghunt.com.
SAT MAR 24 RIDE TO READ MOTORCYCLE FUNDRAISER – Brookwood Christian School invites all motorcycle enthusiasts to join them as Brookwood honors National Reading Month by hosting their first charity motorcycle ride with Acworth’s very own Chef Henry Chandler leading the ride! The event will be held on Saturday, March 24. Proceeds benefit the International Dyslexia Association – Georgia Chapter as well as Brookwood Christian’s Dyslexia Reading Programs. The cost is $50 per bike with no additional charge for a passenger. More information and registration is available at www.brookwoodchristian.com.
SAT MAR 24 TRUE VISION FUNDRAISER- 2:00 pm till 7:00 pm True Vision Eye Care invites the public to join them at Guston’s Grille, 3330 Cobb Pkway, Acworth on March 24th 2:00 till 7:00 pm to come, support and/or donate to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Let’s help conquer Childhood Cancers.
SUN MAR 25 KING OF KINGS 3:00 pm. The King of Kings is a 1927 American silent epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. It depicts the last weeks of Jesus before his crucifixion. Our own Ron Carter will accompany the movie on the organ. The movie begins at 3:00 pm at the Earl and Rachel Smith Theatre (Strand) on the Square in Marietta. Tickets on sale 2 hrs before showtime.
MON MAR 26 MARIETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 11:30 – The March MBA meeting will feature Peach State Politics & Lively Discussion. Open primaries in Georgia are on the horizon. Hear both sides of Peach State Politics with members of The Georgia Gang. It’s sure to be a lively discussion!The meeting will be held on Monday March 26, buffet opens at 11:30, at the Radison Hotel Atlanta, 1775 Parkway Place, Marietta, GA. Please RSVP at www.mariettabusiness.biz.
TUES MAR 27 COBB COUNTY GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING 7:00 pm First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church St., Marietta. Topic: Surprises in DNA – Are You Ready? According to presenter for the March meeting Pamela Strother Downs, DNA testing is one of the wonderful tools genealogists have to facilitate family research. But when deciding whether to have one’s own DNA tested or when asking relatives to agree to be tested, it should always be kept in mind that the results may not be what one expects. The public is invited to all monthly meetings of the Cobb County Genealogy Society. Free parking is available in the church parking lots. Website: http://www.cobbgagensoc.org/. Email: email@example.com,
SAT MAR 31 COMMUNITY DAY OF FUN. Foster4Love, a non-profit organization whose volunteers advocate for children in foster care,will host a community day of fun for the entire family on Saturday, March 31, 2018.The day will be filled with food from around the world, brew pairings, music, entertainment, vendors and some very special activities for the kids and the family! This inside/outside event will be held at Dry County Brewery 1500 Lockhart Dr NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Restaurants and vendor will donate 10% of sales to benefit Foster4Love’s future Medical Clinic. and “Healing Moments” program.
SAT MAR 31 KENNESAW’S EASTER EGG HUNT – Smith-Gilbert Gardens is hosting this hunt tom 10-2. In order to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt you must pre-register for your hunt online at www.smithgilbertgardens.com. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Due to limited availability, no walk up registrations will be accepted. The price for non-member children is $10.00, $7.00 for adults, and $6.00 for seniors.. . The Event is Rain or Shine – in cases of severe weather, we will allow Easter Egg Hunt tickets to be used as a general admission pass for another date.
SAT MAR 31 NE COBB COMMUNITY EGG DROP 10-5 Bring the whole family out for the 9th Annual Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop presented by Superior Plumbing & C&S Paving, Inc. and get ready as more than 90,000 eggs and pieces of candy are spread out and dropped from a helicopter at the football fields at Sprayberry High School. The 2018 Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop will be held on March 31st, 10 AM – 5 PM at Sprayberry High school located at (2525 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA 30066). More information at www.communityeggdrop.org. More Easter Events on page 18.
TUES. APR. 10 – KENNESAW GRAND PRIX Series Kick-Off Party 5:00-7:00 pm at Big Peach Running Co., Kennesaw. Register for your race or races that evening. Visit www.kennesawgrandprix.com.
APR 12-15 MURDER AT THE STRAND An immersive theatrical who-dun-it, Using all of The Strand—including its beautiful 500-seat auditorium and proscenium stage—this interactive, world-premiere event challenges the audience to identify the true story behind a nefarious crime and the criminal with the motive to commit it. Perfect for mystery enthusiasts, escape room fans, play veterans, and non-theatre goers alike. Tickets are $45 and are on sale now at www.earlsmithstrand.org and The Strand box office. Ticket availability is limited for this unique experience, so get yours today! Group discounts are available through the box office at 770.293.0080 or 117 North Park Square.
FRI-SUN APR 13-15. YARD/GARAGE SALE Friday April 13 and Saturday, April 14: 9:00-4:00;Sunday April 15, 9:00-2:00 hosted by the Kennesaw Mtn.Shrine Club 1380 White Circle S.W., Marietta,Ga.30060
SAT APRIL 14 PRAISE BANDS JAM! – 5:00 pm. Parks Stamper, 104.7 Fish Radio, will Emcee Youth in Mission’s annual fundraiser concert at Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 North Main Street in Kennesaw, on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 5:00-8:00pm in the Welcome Center. FREE Admission, Donations Accepted. Vote for your favorite FOOD: “Sliders and Sides” – Come on out on April 14 for Food, Fun, and Worship. For information call (770) 425-5129 or visit www.yimcharity.com
TUES APR 17 ABA GOLF TOURNAMENT – 9:00 am. At Cobblestone Golf Course. Ft Lauderdale Scramble kicks off the tournament. Registration for golfers is $125 individual or $450 for a team of four. Includes greens fees, cart, goodie bags, breakfast and snack with lunch and a silent auction after the game. For more information year’s ABA golf tournament, callJRM Management Services, at 770.423.1330.
SAT & SUN APR 21 & 22 – SUPERIOR PLUMBING BIG SHANTY FESTIVAL AND PARADE. The Superior Plumbing Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival is held in downtown Kennesaw on both sides of Main Street (Highway 293) and is co-sponsored by the City of Kennesaw and the Kennesaw Business Association (a non-profit organization). The hours of operation are 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 21, and noon-5:00 p.m., on Sunday, April 22. Admission is FREE. For more information call Jonathan Jenkins or Bill Watson at 770-423-1330. Get your parade application today-For parade form: call 770-423-1330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURS APR 26 LADIES TEA & SILENT AUCTION 11:30 am. Benefitting Brookwood Christian School. Enjoy high tea while brewing our silent auction. $20 per person. Register online at www.brookwoodchristian.com or call 678-701-5855.
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
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 email@example.com 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.
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