SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS Our community always has a variety of events – there is something for everyone.. Check out what’s on board for the upcoming special events. For more detailed information read about it in our SEPTEMBER paper or visit the links provided. Visit link to the paper at bottom of this page to read the SEPTEMBER 2023 edition of the Bright Side Newspaper.
SEPTEMBER MONTH LONG EVENTS
NOW THROUGH SEPT 30- ACWORTH ART ALLIANCE. The Art House is featuring “SiMA” Exhibit thru August 26. “SIMA” is Student, Instructor, Member Artist of the Art House. Our “Juried Exhibit” will begin Saturday, September 2 and run through Saturday, October 28. Our Juror for this exhibit is Kathy Rennell Forbes. For more information about Kathy Forbes, visit her website at: rennellforbes.com An Opening Reception is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2 from 4-7pm. An Open House and Award Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, October 2 from 4-7. Please stop in to cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award” between Sept. 2 and Sept. 30.
EVERY SAT IN SEPT AND OCT SMITH GILBERT GARDEN Smith Gilbert Gardens invites you to participate in Guided Nature Walks- beginning at 11-11:45 a.m., explore the Gardens and learn from Master Naturalists. To learn more about our events, visit https://smithgilbertgardens.com/a-healthier-you/.
EVERY TUE BEGINNING SEPT 12 TRIVIA AT BURGER21 Burger21 (located in the Kennesaw Market will be hosting Trivia every Tuesday starting 9/12! From 6-8:30pm you will get $1 off draft beer and seltzers with the purchase of a Burger or Salad if you participate in our Trivia Night. Trivia Starts at 7, but you can come in at 6 and eat before you play!
SUN SEPT 15- MON SEPT 25 HIGH HOLY DAYS CELEBRATION Congregation Ner Tamid Marietta/West Cobb invites everyone to celebrate High Holy Days With Us, which begin Sunday evening September 15th with Erev Rosh Hashanah and ends Monday September 25th with Yom Kippur, Yizcor and an evening meal after the fast ends.Visit www.mynertamid.org for details and registration. For more information email: email@example.com. Congregation Ner Tamid 1349 Old Hwy 41, Suite 220 Marietta, GA 30060 /678 264-8575
TUES. SEPT 12 KBA MONTHLY LUNCHEON – 11:00 Join us for our program:featuring Speaker: Debbie Sardone, founder of Cleaning for a Reason at The KSU Professional Education Building on Busbee Dr. Kennesaw. Sponsored by PCT Clean and North Georgia State Fair, Catered by Adrianes Delectables. RSVP at kennesawbusiness.org.
SAT SEPT 16 CARTERSVILLE 9-11 MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE The 2023 ride is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2023, with a rain date of Sept. 16th. Our location for the start is the Southern Devil Harley Davidson, 2281 Hwy 411 NE, CARTERSVILLE, GA 30121.The 9-11 Memorial Ride is a motorcycle parade that honors all first responders and active military and veterans. Visit www.911memorialride.org for more information and to register. Click on registration and scroll down to fill out the form.
SAT SEPT 16 DANCE THROUGH THE DECADES. Are you ready to relive the glory days and drop it like its hot? Join us Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 6-9pm in Tanyard Creek Overlook for Dace Through the Decades. This event is for active adults 55+.
This event will feature a live DJ, finger foods courtesy of 1885 Grill, and a cash bar. Dress up in your favorite decade and join us for a night to remember. Registration for this event opens Monday August 7th for residents, and Monday August 14th for non residents. Register here: www.acworthparksandrec.org.
SAT-SUN SEPT 16-17 MOTHER-SON CAMP OUT The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department is excited to host the Mother-Son Camp Out at Proctor Landing Park again in September 16-17, 2023. This annual event is open to mothers and their sons who are 13 and under. Participants will camp alongside the beautiful Lake Allatoona while learning about camping etiquette, campfire building, knot tying and a variety of other outdoor activities! More information and registration at https://secure.rec1.com/GA/acworth-parks-recreation/catalog/index. Scroll down to Special Events and click on Mother-Son camp out.
SUN SEPT 17 BELLS ACROSS AMERICA The Kennesaw Mountain DAR is hosting Bells Across America to celebrate Constitution Day.The event will be held September 17, by the tunnel entrance near Bernardo’s. There will be DAR members handing out information on the US Constitution between 2:30-3:30. A bell choir will perform at 3:30; Mayor Easterling will speak, and then promptly at 4pm (when constitution was signed), we will have all citizens and downtown patrons ring their bells. We hope to have a great turnout. .
SEPT 21-OCT 1 NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR – As the largest fair in metro Atlanta, the Superior Plumbing presents North Georgia State Fair attracts over 365,000 people every year from north Georgia and neighboring states. The fair features free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, blue ribbon competitions, local entertainment, and delicious fair foods. Learn about the eleven nights of entertainment. Visit read our SEPTEMBER Bright Side or visit northgeorgiastatefair.com for all the details.
FRI & SAT NIGHTS SEPT 22, 23, 29 AND 30 DEATH AND TAXES presented by Acworth Cultural Arts. Performances run Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 on September 22, 23, 29 and 30, with one Sunday matinee at 3:00 on Sept. 24. All performances are at the Robert’s School and Community Center on School Street in Acworth. Tickets can be ordered online at acworthculturalarts.org for $25.
SAT SEPT 23 Concert on the Green: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Saturday, September 23, 2023! Concert on the Green: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month continues Acworth’s Concert on the Green series with a festival highlighting Hispanic Cultures within our community. This event will feature a variety of Hispanic food vendors, music, and dance groups in a fun, family friendly atmosphere! Visit acworth.org, click on events menu at top and scroll to the event.
SAT SEPT 23 Fall Sidewalk Sale & Can Drive Cobb Antique Mall is celebrating the first day of Autumn with a sidewalk sale on Saturday, September 23, from 10 am to 5 pm. CAM is located at 2800 Canton Road in Marietta with over 100 dealers – Cobb’s biggest and voted “Best Antique Mall” numerous times by the community. Dealers will be dropping their prices faster than fall leaves! In addition, there will be a snow cone truck and free popcorn. Visitors are encouraged to bring a donation of canned goods to help support the food bank at Must Ministries.
TUES SEPT 26 WAKE UP KBA. 7:45-9:00am. Hosted by INDEPENDENT GROUNDS, 3061 Busbee Pkwy, Suite 2000 Kennesaw GA 30144 Join us at 7:45am on the 4th Tuesday of every month for coffee, breakfast, and some early morning networking at various locations around town. RSVP kennesawbusiness.org
THURS SEPT 28 – ABA WOMEN’S LUNCHEON, 11:30 at QUALUSI VINEYARDS,401 Blossom Trail, Acworth, GA Join the women of the ABA for lunch, networking AND FUN. Cost is $20 if you preregister, if you choose not to register in advance you will be charged an addition $5 at the door. RSVP acworthbusiness.org.
SAT SEPT 30 Classic Car Cruise The Fall Downtown Classic Car Cruise is back September 30, 2023. The event will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Logan Farm Park (4405 Cherokee Street). The Lake City Cruisers partner with the City and the downtown Acworth merchants to hold these Classic Car Cruises. The event is free to the public. A $5 entry fee is requested for all vehicles in the cruise. All proceeds go to the Horizon Field, an all-inclusive special needs sports facility in Acworth. Visit acworth.org, click on events menu at top and scroll to the event.
FRI OCT 6 KENNESAW’S FIRST FRIDAY CONCERTS The next concert will be October 6 , featuring: The Emerald Empire Band. From 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., the community is invited to stroll through the Historic Downtown area, and enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and live music. The concert will take place at the Pedestrian Underpass/Tunnel Plaza off Main Street. Tables are available for reservation for $70. Tables will seat six individuals. To reserve a table, please visit city calendar of events at https://www.kennesaw-ga.gov/events.
SAT. OCT 7 CEMETERY CLEAN UP Join the Kennesaw Cemetery Preservation Commission for “Cemetery Clean Up Day” on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Kennesaw City Cemetery in Downtown Kennesaw. Clean Up Day is free and open to the public. All are invited to help us clean the headstones in the historic cemetery. Cleaning supplies will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own gloves.
SAT OCT 7 TASTE OF ACWORTH 11-6 Admission is Free! Come hungry as there will be an array of diverse restaurants that will be offering food samples from $1.00 to $10.00. Participating Restaurants: 1885 Grill, Chick fil-A Acworth & Brookstone, Henry’s Louisiana Grill, Sweet Zensations, Red Top Brewhouse and many more!! Kick back and enjoy a cool one at Jay White’s “The Loan Closer’s” Beer Garden, which comes with Saturday afternoon football games. Parking is available throughout the area. Georgia Grown: There will be a Georgia Grown Member Village featuring all items. We grow (catch, create and cultivate) it all here in Georgia. If you’re looking for fresh, you’ve come to the right place. You will find a variety in this section from smoked sea salts, pecans, sauces, paintings, crafts, fruits and vegetables. For more information call:770-423-1330, or visit www.acworthbusiness.org. Ask about becoming a sponsor or a food vendor.
SAT OCT 14 ACWORTH BOOK & STORYTELLING FESTIVAL This annual event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Rosenwald School in Doyal Hill Park, 4410 Cherokee St., Acworth. Sponsored by Acworth Cultural Arts, this forum of local authors and storytellers is free to the public. This year’s theme is “Words and Stories of Many Voices”, highlighting cultural and creative diversity. History, mystery, fact and fiction will all be represented. Attendees will hear presentations by published authors, and performances by members of the Southern Order of Storytellers and students from KSU’s Storytelling Troupe. The Festival will also feature a panel discussion on the impact of AI, as well as an opportunity to browse books offered for sale and meet the authors. Visit acworthculturalarts.org for more details.
SAT & SUN OCT 14 & 15 Chalktoberfest: A Fusion of Art, Craft Beer, and Community Fun! October 14-15, 2023 Marietta Square, Marietta, GA The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art is thrilled to present Chalktoberfest, a unique and exhilarating event that combines the vibrant world of chalk art with the delightful flavors of craft beer. This one-of-a-kind festival will take place on October 14th-15th, featuring an unforgettable craft beer festival, chalk art extravaganza, live music, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and an antique car show on Powder Springs Street. Chalktoberfest has something for everyone, and the best part is that the chalk festival is free and open to the public! More information at www.chalktoberfest.com.
SAT OCT 21 DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT The City of Kennesaw is hosting a community shredding event on Saturday, October 21 at the Kennesaw Public Works facility on 3080 Moon Station Road from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (or until the shred truck is filled). There will be absolutely NO glass, metal, or electronics accepted at this event – only personal documents for shredding. The event is free and open to all.
MONDAY AFTERNOONS 2023 KENNESAW’S FARMERS MARKET. Calling all Farmers! Applications are open for the 2023 season at the Kennesaw Farmers Market. The market will be held weekly on Main Street on Monday evenings from 3:30-7:30 PM, April 3 – September 25. We are currently accepting vendor applications and will give first preference to vendors with fresh produce, meats, plants and food-related items (with appropriate cottage licensing). A limited number of booths for makers/crafters will also be available. However, no direct sales items will be accepted. For more information or to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis.
FRIDAY MORNINGS 2023 ACWORTH’S FARMERS MARKET The goal of the Historic Downtown Acworth Farmers Market is to support the development of the local agricultural economy by providing a place for farmers/producers to sell their goods directly to consumers while assisting businesses that sell food, farm/garden, and kitchen related products. The idea behind the market is to bring back the “small town” community atmosphere while providing an alternative shopping outlet. The Farmers’ Market shall encourage a sense of community where business people and residents come together in historic downtown to support the local community & producers in our area. Acworth’s Farmers Market is located at Logan Farm Park (Main Entrance), 4405 Cherokee Street, Acworth, GA 30101, every Friday morning, now through October 27. Hours of operation are 8:00 am until 12:00 pm
THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH ACWORTH’S Senior Luncheon Join us every third Wednesday of the month for lunch and bingo at the City of Acworth’s Senior Luncheon This program is FREE to all seniors but you must RSVP to attend. Reservations will be accepted the week prior to the event. The event is the 3rd Wednesday of the Month at the Acworth Community Center (4361 Cherokee Street Acworth, Ga 30101) RSVP: (770) 917-1234
SAT The Marietta Square Artisan Market is an open-air showcase of locally-created fine art and premium hand-crafted goods. It is held every Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm from March to December. 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 in the parking lot beside the Marietta Square Market, this art ecosystem connects local fine artists and artisans with the community adding culture and charm to the Historic Marietta Square experience.
SAT MARIETTA FARMER’S MARKET. Year round on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Takes up residence on 41 MILL STREET between Powder Springs and the 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.
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