Family Fun Events June 17-June 24

Our community has plenty to choose from this week — the Play in Nature Exhibit opens at Smith Gilbert Gardens on June 18, Celebrate Skate Day at Swift Cantrell’s Kennesaw Skate Park on Friday, June 21 and an adult party for Harry Potter lovers at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art next Monday, June 24.  Details plus lots more below.  Enjoy.

MON-FRI JUNE 17-21 GREAT GIG DANCE PRESENTS Pop Star Music Video Dance Camp will be held June 17-21 from 1:00-5:00 pm for ages 6-12 at Kennesaw’s Community Center. This is your time to shine. We will create a music video starring YOU! you will receive a personal DVD of your own. Cost $129 for residents, $144 for non-residents. All camps have a $12 camp fee for arts & crafts materials due the first day. Register for camps at Camps are held at the Community Center at 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw.

TUES JUNE 18 PLAY IN NATURE EXHIBT Opens June 18, 2019 at the Smith-Gilbert Gardens. Come create lasting family memories outside this summer. This is an unscheduled, unstructured, stress-free event. Explore these awesome PLAYscapes: Fairyland, Dream Boat, Bird Box, Tree of Light and more. More info at

TUES JUNE 18 KBA AA5 hosted by KSU 5:30-7:30 will be in The President’s Suite at the Fifth Third Bank Stadium (where KSU plays football)., 3200 George Busbee Parkway.  Parking is available in the CCT lot.  Enter the stadium through Gate B. (Cross Busbee Pkwy at the intersection of Busbee and Big Shanty.  Entrance to President’s Suite is to the left.  Use either the elevator or stairs to access the Premium Suite area. Sponsor is KSU and caterer is Carrabbas Italian Grill.

WED JUNE 19 SENIOR LUNCH Acworth Community Center Come join us for lunch, bingo, and other special activities. Each month, lunch is provided by a different restaurant located within the city limits of Acworth. Lunch is served at noon, followed by several rounds of bingo with prizes. No registration is required for this free event. Come out and enjoy!

THURS. JUNE 20 ABA WOMEN’S NETWORK 11:30-1:00 Join us this month for our Women’s Business Network Luncheon on June 20, 2019 from 11:30 – 1:00 PM at Brookwood Christian School. Brookwood Christian School, 4728 Wood Street, Acworth, GA 30101. RSVP at Members $20, Nonmembers $30.  Speaker is Shari Martin, Cobb Community Foundation, Catered by Doros!

FRI JUNE 21 7:00 pm Skate groms, rippers and shredders are all invited to help celebrate the official holiday of skateboarding. The FREE, public event will feature open skate sessions, best trick contests and product giveaways, along with games, music and food vending. Best trick contests will take place at 7:00 p.m. (ages 12 & under) and 8:00 p.m. (ages 13+). Pre-registration is not required.

FRI-SUN JUNE 21-23 CELEBRATE GONE WITH THE WIND 80TH BIRTHDAY This milestone will be celebrated with cast members, theater and film stars, authors and lecturers, and even an Oscar winner; plus, a movie wardrobe presentation, live auction of GWTW memorabilia, and surprises galore. The event is hosted by the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum at Historic Brumby Hall in Georgia. Tickets for “Eighty Years of Gone With the Wind” are on sale now. Tickets to individual events are available, or a discounted weekend ticket package that includes all events is $250 (a savings of $50). Tickets and information: Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, 770-794-5145,

Simmer Time Café and Art Gallery is excited to present its newest art exhibit featuring the work of local artists, Vision Bear and Kim Roberts Meacham. Both artists follow the Ehecatl Art painting process developed by Vision Bear.
Ehecatl Art is an organic, cooperative process based on balance and integration that promotes personal and spiritual growth. Ehecatl is a Nahuatl word that means “Spirit, or that which moves but cannot be seen.” Based on his ancestral belief that the images we create reveal the basis of our existence, Vision Bear believes that art has the potential to heal, illuminate and transform lives.
The exhibit will be on display in June through July. There will be an Ehecatl Art painting demonstration and the opportunity to meet the artists at Simmer Time on Sunday, June 23 from 1pm – 3pm. Simmertime Cafe is located at 2940 Dallas Street across from the Kennesaw First Baptist Church. No admission charge

SUN JUNE 23 OAK SANCTUARY JUNE WORKSHOP 4:00 pm. Lunar Sunday. Learn about the different phases of the moon and its influence on our everyday life. For more information, please visit This workshop will be held Sunday, June 23 beginning at 4pm at OAK Sanctuary, 2765 South Main Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144. The cost is $20.

MON JUNE 24 5:30-8:30 PM MAGIC AT THE MUSEUM:PARTY AT THE CASTLE Hosted by MCMA. Adult fans ages 18 and older will enjoy a feast in the Great Hall, a DJ, a scavenger hunt, a trivia game, and magical crafts. Drinks and appointments with oracles will also be available. Costumes are encouraged, as there will be a contest. Each attendee will also receive a free souvenir pint glass at the event. The fee to attend is $40.00, and attendance is limited to 300 guests. Pre-registration is required for these events. Previous events sold out quickly, so get your tickets soon. Interested parties can contact Allison Frink, the Director of Education, at 770-528-1444 x16 or