Events Calendar: Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, GA

published Sept.10 2018.

SEPT/OCT 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.

THURS SEPT 20 SUPERIOR PLUMBING NGSF PAGEANT. The opening night of the 86th annual North Georgia State Fair will feature the annual pageant for young ladies ages 3 years through 24 years at the Jim R Miller Park in Marietta, Sept. 20. Applications and further information may be obtained by contacting Gene Phillips, 770-435-6378, Alice Surber, 770-973-3214, or misscobbcounty@yahoo.com.

THURS-SUN SEPT 20-SEPT 30 SUPERIOR PLUMBING NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR. featuring live music, free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, blue ribbon competitions, local entertainment, and delicious fair foods. There are also games and rides on the Great James H. Drew Exposition midway – one of the largest carnival midways in the United States, featuring the Wildcat Rollercoaster, Georgia Mountain Lift and the Mega Slide. More info at Northgeorgiastatefair.com or download the app from Apple or Google Play.

FRI, SEPT 21 BENEFIT FOR SHEPHARD’S MEN SHARE Military Initiative At RobertKent Galleries 85 Church Street. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Licensed Harley-Davidson Artist David Uhl has painted an original oil inspired by photo taken by Katy Ruth Camp on the Shepherd’s Men recent run from Chicago to AtlantaThis piece will be unveiled that evening and the bidding will begin as all proceeds with benefit the SHARE Initiative. RobertKent Galleries will also be auctioning off that night a giclee of another piece by David of Tommy Glavine and his son at the stadium looking at the Warren Spahn statute signed by both David and Tommy Glavine.  All proceeds to the Shepherd’s Men. David’s exhibit at the Marietta Cobb Museum will open on September 22 with an after party at the gallery at 8 p.m.

SAT SEPT 22 – ACWOOF’S & WAVES The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department, Holbrook Acworth, and Lake City Animal Hospital are excited to host our first ever doggie beach day at Dallas Landing Park on Saturday, September 22!  The event will consist of two time slots for dogs of all sizes.  Small/Medium breeds will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. and Medium/Large breeds will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m.  This event is open to all non-aggressive dogs who are spayed/neutered and current on their shots.  Veterinary records will be required. Registration for this event is open for City of Acworth residents and opens August 8 for non-residents.  Cost will be $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents.  For more information and to register please visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org.

SEPT 21-23 – GEORGIA BALLET presents THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. The 2018-2019 Season repertoire also includes The Georgia Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”, November 29-December 2, and “Remembering Iris”, a tribute to our founder, Iris Hensley, March 8-10. For tickets and information, visit www.georgiaballet.org/season.

SAT SEPT 22 – MUSEUM DAY – FREE admission to Southern Museum. This is part of the Smithsonian magazine’s Annual Museum Day.Museum Day tickets are available for download at www.Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 22, 2018. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated as more museums continue to register, can be found at www.Smithsonian.com/museumday/search.

SUN SEPT 23 – CRYSTAL WORKSHOP hosted by Oak Sanctuary. An introduction to crystals and their properties and care. For more information, please visit www.theoaksanctuary.com. This workshop will be held Sunday, September 23 beginning at 4pm at Core Bodyworks, 4358A Southside Drive, Acworth, GA 30101. The cost is $20.

MON SEPT 24 MARIETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION MEETING.The September program is Small Business Hall of Fame: How We Made it in the Community. The panel will be moderated by John Loud, Loud Security and the panel includes the co-CEO’S of Elf on the Shelf, Jay Cunningham, Superior Plumbing, Andy Crowe of Velociteach. Buffet opens at 11:30 am. The September MBA luncheon meeting will be held on September 24 at Roswell Street Baptist Church.

TUES SEPT 25 – COBB CTY GENEALOGY MEET at 7:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Marietta. The public is invited to all monthly meetings of the Cobb County Genealogy Society.  Free parking is available in the church parking lots. Visit http://www.cobbgagensoc.org/ or Email:  ccgs@cobbgagensoc.org.

FRI SEPT 28 – GLOVER PARK CONCERT 8:00 pm. On Friday, September 28, The Marietta community and surrounding areas will again be “dancing in the street” during the Glover Park Concert Series presented by LGE Community Credit Union. This is the last concert of the season. The concerts are free Dont miss the September 28 concert by-The Mustangs-playing Rock and Roll. Bring your dancing shoes. For more information call www.mariettaga.gov/concerts or call 770-794-5601.

SAT SEP 29 GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE 5K to benefit the Southern Museum. Register online at www.kennesawgrandprix.com or the day of the race (starting at 6:30 am). Races start at 7:30 for 1 mile, 8:00 for 5k. More at www.facebook.com/GreatLocomotiveChase.

SAT SEP 29 – CUT-A-THON FOR AUTISM. Nelda Ayers Guthrie and her staff at Heads Up Hair Salon at 3083 Cherokee St, Kennesaw, are active participants of the TASB Cut-A-Thon. Need a hair cut? It’s half price starting at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Sept 29, 2018 until midnight. For more information call 770-422-0978.

THURS OCT 4 ACWORTH BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LUNCH. Thursday, October 4, 2018 11:30-1:00 pm at NorthStar Church 3414 Blue Springs Rd. Kennesaw, GA 30144 RSVP at www.acworthbusiness.org.

THURS OCT 4 STRAND GOLF TOURNAMENT at City Club Marietta. All proceeds for the 6th Annual Strand Golf Classic go towards The Strand’s 250 Grand for The Strand fundraising challenge. To sign up, visit www.earlsmithstrand.org or call the box office at 770.293.0080 for more information.

SAT OCT 6 GREAT LAKE ALLATOONA CLEAN UP- This event is part of the Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up. To participate in this event, please register at: www.lakeallatoonaassoc.com/the_great_allatoona_clean_up. oin us on Saturday, October 6 for the Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up! Volunteers come out each year and help remove litter and debris from the shores of the lake. The event is sponsored by the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department, the Acworth Lake Authority, Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up Committee, and the Lake Allatoona Association. This is a great project for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, community groups and anyone who wants to help keep our lakes clean.

SAT OCT 13 TASTE OF ACWORTH Now is the time to mark Saturday, October 13th 2018 on your calendar for Acworth’s biggest event of the year: ABA’s Taste of Acworth with Superior Plumbing. In addition to the great food, there will be two stages providing live entertainment throughout the day including the fun fashion show at noon and dog show at 3pm. The event also includes a kid zone featuring inflatables, a quad bungee, and challenging games. Taste of Acworth benefits local schools and charities and features 150 area restaurants and businesses.

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
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

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.
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 stephaniecoston07@gmail.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.

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