Events Calendar: Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, 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.

NOW-OCT 20. CALLING ALL BAKERS Whip out you favorite recipe for cake, pie, cookies, and dessert and plan to enter the Superior Plumbing Taste of Kennesaw Community Bake-Off on Saturday, November 2. All items must be brought baked and must be baked from scratch – no box mixes or store purchased items. This is a great time to share your grandmother’s favorite recipe! The fee is $5.00 per entry, one entry per category. Judging will be based on flavor, appearance, originality and texture. Payment is due at check-in on the day of the event. If you have a story or history that goes with your recipe, please include it with your entry. Instructions and entry forms are available at TOKBakeoff@gmail.com. Entry forms must be returned by October 20, 2019 to TOKBakeoff@gmail.com. Print the form out, fill it in, take a pic with your phone and email back. All proceeds to benefit Shop with a Warrior – North Cobb High School, Shop with a Mustang – Kennesaw Mountain High School, Shop with a Longhorn – Kell High School, Jerry Worthan Community Christmas Fund and The Bill Thrash Kennesaw Teen Center. This event is sponsored by the Kennesaw Business Association.

NOW-SAT SEPT 29 CUT-A-THON FOR AUTISM. Calling all stylists and barbers and their clients. Won’t you join our area salons and barbershops that are teaming up to create autism awareness. Proceeds from our Cut-a-Thon will be used to give products, therapy and guidance,to many families searching for answers. Each shop has their unique way of creating autism awareness. Visit www.TASBvolunteer.org for more information.

WED. SEPT 18 ABA & KBA JOINT AA5 – This joint AA5 will be hosted by the North Georgia State Fair on Wednesday, September 18 at Jim Miller Park from 5:30-7:30. 2245 Callaway Rd SW Marietta, Georgia 30008 This is Networking in a relaxed atmosphere for members, drink ticket and food provided, inside the climate controlled Jim Miller Event Center. Free for members. Check kennesawbusiness.org or acworthbusiness.org for details.

THURS. SEPT 19-SUN. SEPT 29 NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR. 87th Annual Superior Plumbing Presents the North Georgia State Fair beginning Thursday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd., Marietta. The fair grounds will be open Monday through Thursday 4 to 11 p.m., Fridays 4 p.m. to midnight Saturdays 10 a.m., to midnight, and Sundays 12:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Gate Admission: $7.00 admission. Children 10 and under are free. Ride tickets are $1.25 each, $20.00 for 21 tickets, $50.00 for 55 tickets and $100 for 120 tickets. All rides require more than one ticket. Parking is $5. Concerts FREE with fair admission. ATM machines are located on the midway. Online advance discount tickets can be purchased for $5.00, with children 10 and under free. A book of 21 ride tickets can be purchased for only $11.00, which is 50% off. Online tickets are on sale on our website. at www.northgeorgiastatefair.com.

THURS. SEPT 19 NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR PAGEANT-6:00 pm. Young ladies aged 3 to 24 years are invited to put on their favorite dresses and enter the 2019 North Georgia State Fair Pageant set for opening night at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Calloway Rd, Marietta, on Thursday, Sept. 19. For further details and an application, contact Gene Phillips, 770-545-1351

SAT SEPT 21 – RUN THE WARRIOR WAY – NCHS Cross Country Fundraiser. The Warrior Way begins at 7:30 a.m. in the front of North Cobb High School and the fee is $25. All proceeds benefit NCHS Cross Country.  You can register for the race online or by printing a registration form that you can mail by going to http://www.northcobbcrosscountry.org/warrior-way-5k.html. Take the challenge, and come out to run a 5K the Warrior Way!

SAT SEPT 21 PINWHEELS FOR PEACE – Celebrate International Day of Peace at Swift Cantrell Park from 10-6:00 pm. Home made, store bought, pinwheels may be dropped off at the park from 8:00 am until 10:00 am that morning. For more information, including how to make your own pinwheel, follow the Kennesaw Art & Culture Commission on Facebook @KennesawArt.

SAT SEPT 21 FREE ADMISSION AT SOUTHERN MUSEUM.The Southern Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day. Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday beginning August 15. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 21, 2019. One ticket is permitted per email address.For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

SAT 21 BBQ FUNDRAISER FOR WARRIORS AGAINST DIPG Warriors Against DIPG is having a BBQ fund raiser in honor of India’s Journey to be held on September 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 2385 Acworth Due West Road, Acworth, GA  30101.  Proceeds will be donated to the Dana-Farber Institute of Cancer and the Jimmy Fund for DIPG research. DIPGs (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas) are highly aggressive and difficult to treat tumors found in the lowest, stem-like part of the brain called the pons which control many of the body’s most vital functions such as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate;

SAT SEPT 21 – MARIETTA COBB ART MUSEUM OPENING RECEPTION.  The public is invited to attend the opening reception for The Perpetual Stranger – a joint exhibition by two Atlanta artists: Tori Tinsley and Ally White.  The exhibit will run from September 21 until December 15, 2019.  The reception is on Saturday,  September 21, from 6:00-8:00 PM.  Light refreshments will be served.  Members admitted at no charge, non-members and other guests are welcome at $10 per person.  The Museum is located at 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060.

SAT & SUN SEPT 21 & 22. MARIETTA STREET FEST sponsored by Marietta Museum of History. The Marietta StreetFest celebrates arts & crafts, family fun, live music and classic cars in historic Marietta Square. Held Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, the outdoor event is presented by the Marietta Museum of History, and admission is FREE! The Festival runs Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Certain features have limited hours: Arts & Crafts Vendor Market: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids Korner: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hubcaps & History Classic Car Show: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Marietta Grassroots Music Festival: Saturday 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.

MON SEPT 23 MARIETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON – 11:30 am. The next MBA monthly luncheon will be held September 23, at Roswell Street Baptist Church – in the Fellowship Center at 744 Roswell Street, Marietta 30060, with parking in the East Parking Lot at Aviation Road SE and Roswell Street. Morning Mingle will be held in the Crossing at RSBC from 10:30-11:30AM. The buffet opens at 11:30AM, and the program is from 12:00 – 1:00PM. RSVP at Mariettabusiness.biz

MON-FRI SEPT 23-27 SCIENCE EXPLORATION CAMP Looking for something fun for the kids over fall break? Come to our Science Exploration Camp, taking place September 23-27. We will explore a wide range of sciences like gravity, density, chemical reactions, and go on an exciting field trip! Campers will receive safety goggles and a lab coat for a week long exploration of science! This camp takes place at the Acworth Community Center. Drop off from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., camp activities from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and pickup from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration for residents is $115.00. Non-resident registration is $140.00. You may register online at www.acworthparksandrec.org or in person at the Acworth Community Center (4361 Cherokee Street Acworth, GA 30101).

TUES SEPT 24 COBB GENEOLOGY SOCIETY – MONTHLY MEETING: The next meeting is Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church St., Marietta at 7 PM.  Gerri Berger will present, “Using DNA Evidence to Solve Family Tree Mysteries,” — identify techniques and strategies as well as the process she uses to collect DNA evidence to solve family tree mysteries. For more information, please visit the CCGS website at https://cobbgagensoc.org.

FRI SEPT 27 SCARECROW REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Registration is open for the City of Marietta’s Parks and Recreation Department’s 14th Annual Scarecrows in the Square contest. The deadline to register is September 27, 2019. Decorate a Scarecrow on the Square by displaying your group, business or school’s creativity and personality via a scarecrow! Registration forms are available online for the public scarecrow contest. Entries will be judged on originality, construction and presentation. Creators are urged to use a theme and name that showcases the business or group’s personality or celebrates Marietta’s history with a historic figure. More information at Marietta’s Parks and Recreation Department, 770-794-5601.

FRI SEPT 27 – CASINO NIGHT – Mostly Mutts fundraiser On Friday, September 27 starting at 6:30 PM Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue is hosting an exciting fundraiser at the new Acworth Community Center.Local Acworth restaurant Fusco‘s Via Roma will cater the buffet dinner. Tickets are $85 per person and include two drink tickets, buffet dinner and dessert, ten raffle tickets and $4,000 in casino “funny money.” To register for the event, please visit https://www.mostlymutts.org/events/casino-night-2019

FRI SEPT 27 GLOVER PARK CONCERT 8:00 pm. Last concert of the season: September 27 Men In Blues Classic Rock & Blues. Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up in the park. Personal tables and plastic ground coverings may be set up on the street after 5:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner (beer & wine is permitted) or dine in one of the many fine restaurants located on the square. All concerts begin at 8:00 (rain or shine) and are held in Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square

SAT SEPT 28 HEADS UP HAIR SALON invites you to come get a hair cut for 50% off at their salon on Cherokee St., Kennesaw.  The proceeds will go to support autism.  The event begins at 2:00 pm and lasts til midnight.  Come get a cut, enjoy food and beverages, live music and take a chance on their lotto tree.  No appointment necessary.  Call 771-422-0978 for more information.

SAT SEPT 28 FORGOTTEN PARKS 2:00 pm at Kennesaw Mountain NBP Visitor Center – presented by historian Andrew Bramlett. He will share the fascinating stories of these “Forgotten Parks” and what ultimately happened to them.

 

FARMER’S MARKETS – LOCAL

FRIDAYS ACWORTH FARMERS MARKET – NEW LOCATION – The Historic Downtown Acworth Farmer’s Market will begin this season on Friday, April 5 and continue each Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. until noon through Friday, October 25. The market is moving to the Logan Farm Park Expansion Parking lot (4405 Cherokee Street). The Acworth Farmer’s Market is proudly 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

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
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.

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.