MARCH/APRIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS Our community always has a variety of events – there is something for everyone.. Check out what’s on board for MARCH and early APRIL. See the variety programs open for registration under this calendar. Visit link to the paper at bottom of this page to read the FEBRUARY edition of the Bright Side Newspaper.
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 or apply online at https://forms.gle/1doD7ZivFNQ3Ba49A. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis.
MON MAR 27 – BRIGHT SIDE DEADLINE FOR APRIL 2023 PAPER – Last day to submit articles and/or advertising for the APRIL 2023 issue is MAR 27. We will be out the Friday APRIL 7. Ad rates are available at AD RATES (scroll to bottom) or email me at email@example.com.
SAT APR 1 4-7 ARTS ALLIANCE OPEN HOUSE Join us as we present our A Moment in Time now through through April 15. This exhibit is free and open to the public. An Open House is scheduled for Saturday, April 1 from 4-7pm The Art House is located at 4425 Cherokee Street, Acworth. OPEN Tuesday-Saturday,12-6 P.M. Call 678-543-5777
FRI MAR 31 ACWORTH EGG HUNT The City of Acworth and Freedom Church would like to invite your family to experience an egg hunt like you’ve never seen before! The event will take place on Friday, March 31 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 6:00 p.m., and the first hunt begins at 7:30 p.m., so make sure you arrive early. This year the hunt will consist of 50,000 eggs and the Easter Bunny will be SKYDIVING in for the fun! The Acworth Egg Hunt is broken down into five age groups and the start times will alternate between fields. For more information on the schedule or to volunteer visit www.acworthegghunt.com.
SAT APR 1 KENNESAW’S BUNNY BREAKFAST Join Kennesaw Parks & Recreation for the annual Bunny Breakfast at the Ben Robertson Community Center on Saturday, April 1st! Treat your family to a buffet including hot and ready pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage as well as a medley of fresh fruit and delicious breakfast sweets. Everyone’s favorite cottontail will be making his way from table to table to say hello to all the boys and girls. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories. Seatings are available from 8:00 – 9:15 AM or 10:00 – 11:15 AM. Tickets are only $8 per person and can be purchased online or at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Advance purchase is required. Tickets are non-refundable after March 24. Children ages 2 and under do not need a ticket if they will be sitting in laps. Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/GA/kennesaw-ga/catalog, click on Special Events and then Easter Events.
SAT APR 1 BREAKFAST AND Smith-Gilbert Garden’s Easter Egg Hunt.This year we are excited to offer a fun opportunity to attend the Bunny Breakfast at the Ben Robertson Community Center and the Easter Egg Hunt at Smith-Gilbert Gardens! Sign up for one or both with a combo ticket. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories. Children up to 9 years old – bring your baskets! Create Easter themed crafts and play garden games. Times available for the Egg Hunt are 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, and 12:00 PM For additional information about the Egg Hunt and Smith-Gilbert Gardens please visit www.smithgilbertgardens.com. If you wish to skip breakfast, then just register for the egg hunt.
SAT APR 1 MARIETTA’S BUNNY BRUNCH Marietta Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that Bunny Brunch at Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center is back! Join us on Saturday, April 1st, 10am, at Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center for brunch, crafts, Egg Hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny in an up close and intimate setting. $8/City of Marietta residents. $10/Non-City residents. Space is limited. Registration is required for all attendees over the age of 3. For more information or to register, call us at 770-794-5630. Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center is located at 545 Kenneth E Marcus Way, Marietta.
WED APR 5 KENNESAW’S SENIOR LUNCHEONS The second Senior Luncheon in our Spring Series is next Wednesday, April 5, at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Our Spring Series is presented by Cobb EMC and Wellstar Health System. We will have a caterer, and some fantastic bingo prizes will be available. Register now online at https://secure.rec1.com/GA/kennesaw-ga/catalog, Click on Special Events and scroll to Spring Senior Luncheon Series. Cost is $5.00 or give us a call at 770-422-9714.
FRI APRIL 7 – MARIETTA COMMUNITY EGG HUNT hosted by Life University at Life University Athletic Complex, 1415 Barclay Circle, Marietta, 30060. Plan to join us for the Marietta Community Egg Hunt. There will fun, food, games, music, activities, and of course egg hunts for everyone. The event will take place at Life University. There will be more than 60,000 eggs and candy for the various hunts. The funds raised from the Egg Hunt go to support Marietta City Schools via the Marietta Business Association Education Programs. The fun begins at 5:00 pm. Admission AND Parking are FREE
SAT APR 8 NORTHEAST COBB COMMUNITY EGG DROP. hosted by Piedmont Church and Cobb County School District. Plan to join us for the 14th Annual Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop. There will be fun, food, games, DJ, activities, and of course egg hunts for everyone. Kids will marvel as a helicopter drops thousands of eggs onto the Sprayberry High School football field to kick-off the hunt. There will be more than 90,000 eggs and candy for the various hunts. The funds raised from the Egg Drop go to support multiple organizations in our community. Last year more than $10,000.00 went right back into the community from the event. The fun begins at 10:00 and lasts till 4:00. Admission and parking are FREE.
SUN APR 9 EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES Winkenhofer Pineridge Funeral Home and Cemetery invite the public to attend Easter Sun Rise Services on Sunday, April 9 at 7:00 am. Dress warmly, bring a blanket and a chair. The service will be held by Pastor J Perry Fowler of Kennesaw First Baptist Church. Winkenhofer’s is located at 2950 North Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw.
SAT & SUN APRIL 22 AND 23 47th ANNUAL SUPERIOR PLUMBING KENNESAW/BIG SHANTY FESTIVAL
The Kennesaw Business Association in cooperation with the City of Kennesaw along with the Title Sponsor: Superior Plumbing and Presenting Sponsors: LGE Community Credit Union and Georgia Grown will host the 47th Annual Superior Plumbing Kenneaw/Big Shanty Festival on Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23 in downtown Kennesaw. The Superior Plumbing Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival features over 250 Arts & Crafts booths, 25 food booths, two entertainment stage, kids activities, as well as live acoustic music in the Food Court throughout the weekend. Something for the entire family!
SAT APR 22 EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE. A parade will kick-off the festival at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday April 22nd. Crowds line the streets of downtown Kennesaw to cheer on the more than 2,000 kids that participate. These kids represent every sports association and school in the area. Local businesses, the winners of various beauty pageants, and Allatoona, Kell, Kennesaw Mountain, Harrison and North Cobb High School marching bands also add to the festivities. Festival management is now taking applications for the parade? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Schools, churches, scouts, friends and neighbors are all welcome to march.
SAT APR 22 LIVE AT LOGAN FARM PARK Live at Logan Farm Park is back this year Saturday, April 22, 2023. The Acworth Arts Alliance will be partnering with the City of Acworth to bring you Live at Logan Farm Park featuring a free concert. Live at Logan Farm Park is the annual Acworth Arts Alliance and the Acworth Art House fundraiser. Event proceeds from sponsor tables support the Acworth Arts Alliance, specifically to fund a scholarship for students pursuing a degree in art as well as to fund arts initiatives in underfunded programs and among the underserved in our community. The concert is free and open to the public! For more information on this event or to purchase a table, please visit www.acworthartsalliance.org.
REGISTER FOR Horizon Spring Baseball
The Horizon League provides children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in athletic events, develop lasting relationships among their peers, coaches and parents and demonstrate to them that they are an important part of their community by creating an environment of inclusion for both the participants and their families. The League is open to youth and adult’s ages five and up. Teams are broken up by age groups. Games are non-competitive and each player on the roster gets on base before the opposing team gets to bat. Every effort is made to return players to their prior team. However, teams will have a player limit and team placement is based on first come, first serve. Special requests can only be considered based on available space on a team prior to Wednesday, March 23. Cost is $15 until March 23. For more information contact Lauren Ham at email@example.com or call 770.917.1234.
REGISTER NOW SOLE KIDZ
This program is a fun, flexible running program designed to our kids active! The mission of Kennesaw Sole KIDZ is to promote a healthy, active lifestyle to the area youth through a running based program. Meeting location is the at the picnic pavilions at Swift-Cantrell Park. Registration includes all sessions, 2 – 5K registrations from the Kennesaw Grand Prix Series (May 13 & June 10) and a T-shirt. Parent Meeting: Tuesday, March 14 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at the Ben Robertson Community Center (2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144) Pace Night: Thursday, March 16 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Run Nights at Swift-Cantrell Park: March 21 – June 8 Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM Required – Sole KIDZ Shirts and running shoes with socks and bring a water bottle. Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/GA/kennesaw-ga/catalog, click on Youth-Sports and and scroll down to Sole KIDZ running program.
REGISTER FOR 4TH OF JULY PARADE – MARIETTA
The Marietta Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the application for the 2023 Let Freedom Ring July 4th Parade, on Tuesday, July 4th, is now open. School bands, military units, civic organizations, beauty queens, local Boys and Girl Scout clubs, area businesses and others can sign up online to be a part of this year’s parade. Parade applicants should apply online. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 26th at 5 pm. To register for the parade, visit www.mariettaga.gov and type Fourth of July in the search box on the front of the website.
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.
McCord’s Junk Removal
Servicing your area since 2016, just text a photo of your items to A.D. McCord at 404-456-4716 to start your quick quote!
GOOD RASCAL DOG TRAINING
Certified Dog Trainer offers Private Dog Training in your home or other mutually convenient location. Positive, gentle methods make training fun for dog and owner. Licensed, Bonded and Insured. For details, see our Website: www.mygoodrascal.com To set up a consultation, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-401-7945.
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