APR/MAY 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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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 email@example.com. Parade starts at 9:30 am Sat Apr 21.
MON APR. 23 MBA MEETING Herman Cain’s Guiding Principals of Success. Herman Cain is an American author, business executive, radio host and syndicated columnist. Come hear Mr. Cain speak about his GPS: Guiding Principles to Success! Radison Hotel, Marietta Register online at www.mariettabiz.com
TUES APR 24 – FREE CAMP EXPO 5:30-7:30 Kennesaw Parks and Recreation will host a FREE Camp Expo featuring over two dozen unique summer programs ranging from dance, gymnastics and soccer to LEGO engineering and fine arts. For more information contact Lindsey Pritchard at 770-422-9714.
TUES APR 24 COBB COUNTY GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING 7:00 pm First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church St., Marietta. Topic: GEORGIA’S NATIVE PEOPLE. FREE. All are welcome.
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.
SAT APR 28 THEY WILL SKATE AGAIN – 9:00 am till 2:00 pm. Life Rolls On is inviting hundreds of volunteers, people of all ages with disabilities, as entire families come together for an epic day at the Kennesaw Skate Park, in Swift Cantrell Park,Kennesaw on Saturday April 28. Bring a helmet, knee and elbow pads, and of course, your fastest wheels. Very special thanks for triple eight offering to bring some helmets and knee and elbow pads for athletes who don’t have their own equipment, but want to participate! All Athletes and Volunteers need to register at https://liferollson.org/georgia before the day of the event.
SAT APR 28 – KENNESAW RECYCLING AND SHREDDING EVENT 9 am till 1 pm at the Kennesaw Public Works facility, 3080 Moon Station Rd. This event is free and open to all. Perfect opportunity to recycle unwanted electronics, scrap metal items, donate gently used shoes and shred personal documents securely.
SAT APR 28 – KENNESAW BEER FEST 1-5 PM. 100 plus beers on tap, with several local are craft beers, including samples from Burnt Hickory Brewery, Dry County Brewing, and Southern Sky Brewing, plus whiskey samples from Lazy Guy Distillery. And for our wine drinking friends, an opportunity to taste over 25 different wines. Rain or shine event. Tickets on sale at Xorbia.com, search for Kennesaw Beer Festival.
SAT APR 28 KENNESAW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 8:30. The Women’s Ministry at Kennesaw First Baptist Church would like to invite the ladies in the area to join us for the Pricilla Shirer simulcast on April 28. Worship will be led by Anthony Evan. Doors open at 8:30 and the event ends at 4:45 in the Gathering Center at KFBC. Tickets can be purchased at kfbc.org/shirer The ticket price includes morning and afternoon snacks and lunch.
SAT APR 28 – GLORY IN THE GARDEN 7:00 pm. Glory in the Garden, benefiting Marietta Educational Garden Center is Saturday, April 28th at 7 pm. It’s not too late to secure a table and/or meal. All meals must be pre-paid/ordered with cash or check–$240 for a table of 8. Of course, those with a passion for culinary creations may always bring your own picnic meal and beverages. To order tables or meals contact Kate Millholland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-427-3494 on MWF between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.
FRI MAY 4 MARIETTA SPRING POPS CONCERT 8:00 PM presented by Symphony on the Square at the Strand Theatre, on the Square in Marietta. Tickets are sale at www.sotsmusic.org for $20.00. Enjoy a wonderful evening of music listening to popular favorites including a tribute to Henry Mancini .
SAT MAY 5 “EMBRACE”- A Worship Celebration for Women Featuring Babbie Mason Live 1-3 Northwest Christian Church. We invite you to join us for this special event for women on Saturday, May 5th from 1-3pm at Northwest Christian Church. You’ll experience Christ-centered worship music led by Babbie Mason, God-honoring testimonies, and a huge dose of encouragement as we celebrate what Jesus has done for us. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at nwcc.net/embrace. Northwest Christian Church is located at 3737 Dallas Acworth Hwy. NW, Acworth, GA 30101.
SAT & SUN – MAY 5-6 MAY-RETTA DAZE ARTS & CRAFTS. The Marietta Parks and Recreation Department invites our community to attend the 42nd Annual May-retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival held in Glover Park in the Historic Marietta Square on May 5-6, 2018. Sat 10-5; Sun 11-5.
More than 100 local and area artists and craftspeople will display and sell their paintings, pottery, jewelry, and much more at the annual festival. Admission to the festival is free.
MON MAY 7 KENNESAW FARMER’S MARKET 3:30-7:30 PM. Offering a variety of fresh vegetables & fruits, baked goods, james, jellies, local honey and more
MON MAY 7 DINNER AT THE DEPOT 5:30-8:30 A variety of food trucks will rotate throughout the season. Both at the depot in downtown Kennesaw.
SAT MAY 12 SWIFT CANTRELL 5K -Downtown Kennesaw. The fun begins at 7:30AM with the 1 Mile Fun Run. At 8:00AM the 5K Run/Walk. And at 8:55AM – Tot Trot. The early registration fee is $25. $30 starting May 1 and $35 cash the day of the race. Register online https://kennesawgrandprix.com/.
FRI SAT SUN – MAY 18-20 MARIETTA GREEK FESTIVAL You’ll pick up the scent of delicious Greek dishes as your palate is tempted by heavenly Greek pastries. Your ears will perk up at the live music, while your eyes gaze upon the authentically costumed dancers as they perform in the South’s only Greek amphitheater! Inside the Agora (marketplace), you’ll have a unique shopping experience courtesy of a multitude of merchants. Outside, your children can participate in various games, activities and crafts in the Kid’s Area. Niko’s Pub offers adults the opportunity to quench their thirst with Greek wine, beer, and liqueur, and the new Greek Street Food tent offers delightful portable food options. Admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. This year the festival is offering special pre-sale packages that include free admission, as well as other substantial coupon deals. Visit www.MariettaGreekFestival.com or call the Church Office at 770-924-8080 for more information
FARMER’S MARKETS – LOCAL
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
ONGOING EVENTS 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.
“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