January Events For Jan 12th

HELLO from the Bright Side
School starts Monday, January 7 and several events are slated to occur on Saturday, January 12.  From Kennesaw’s popular book swap to a scavenger hunt with Marietta Tree Keepers, a free concert in Acworth, art receptions and a combined historial society meeting – there seems to be a wealth of events to enjoy.

Kennesaw’s Annual Book, CD & DVD Swap

Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will host its popular Book, CD & DVD Swap at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive in Kennesaw, on Jan. 12 from 8 to 11 a.m. Participants can drop off gently used hardcover or paperback books, music CDs and DVD movies Jan. 10-11 from noon to 8 p.m. and receive a ticket redeemable for the same number of items during “open swap” time on Jan. 12. Books must have their front and back covers intact and be in good condition. CDs and DVDs must be in their original cases and fully operable. Magazines, software, record albums, VHS or cassette tapes, adult content, unauthorized or illegal material will not be accepted. After the event, all unclaimed items will be donated to charitable organizations. This is not a book sale. It is a free media swap. Items will not be available for purchase.

Volunteer assistance is needed during the event with receiving, sorting, counting and bagging items. Volunteers must have the ability to bend, stoop, stand and lift up to 20 pounds. To sign up for a volunteer shift, visit kennesaw-ga.gov/parks-and-recreation and click on “Volunteers.”

For more information, visit kennesaw-ga.gov or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.


January Scavenger Hunt – Tree Planting Event

Marietta Tree Keepers invites volunteers of all ages to help plant trees in Marietta meeting at the City of Marietta Maintenance Building (near Lewis Park) on Saturday, January 12.  Sign in is 9:00am and planting will run from 9:30-11:30 am.  This planting will be a scavenger hunt where the volunteers will be given clues to find the trees that they will plant.  Tools and refreshments provided. Dress for outdoor weather.

Give back to your community and get some good exercise by coming out and joining us for our January Scavenger Hunt – Tree Planting.  We will be planting trees around Marietta and will meet at City of Marietta Maintenance Building (near Lewis Park) in Marietta.  The address is: 434 Sessions Street, Marietta, Georgia 30060.   The event is free and open to the public of all ages. In case of bad weather please call 770-424-4664 for weather updates and rain date.


Acworth and Kennesaw invite you to join them as historian Michael Shaffer presents “In Memory of Self and Comrades” on Saturday, January 12 at 2pm at the Kennesaw Branch of the Cobb County Library system.

Shaffer will share fascinating stories from his new book about Thomas W. Colley who served in one of the most active and famous units of the Civil War.

Shaffer is an historian, author, newspaper columnist. He teaches Civil War courses through Kennesaw State University’s Continuing and Professional Education Center in addition to other locations in the area.  Shaffer is a frequent lecturer and is a member of numerous Civil War Historical Associations. He also serves as president of the River Line Historic Area and president of the Friends of Camp McDonald Park. A book signing and light refreshments will be follow the presentation.

Event sponsors: Save Acworth History Foundation, Kennesaw Historical Society and Kennesaw Branch of the Cobb County Library

For further information contact: Lynne Brown – 239-292-0613


The Acworth Cultural Arts Council and the North Cobb High School Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of a world-class concert, at no charge, for our community. The Lopez-Tabor Concert Duo will perform at 4:00pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Acworth United Methodist Church.
The Lopez Tabor Duo, Alfonso Lopez, violin, and Michelle Tabor, piano, have performed and toured together in the southeastern U.S. and Venezuela since 2004. More information and videos of performances of the Lopez Tabor Duo on their website: www.lopeztaborduo.moonfruit.com


An opening reception will be held Saturday, January 12, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00PM at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art featuring the works of Richard Cecil: Creations in Oil and Bronze and Carole Pigott: The Power of Light. Both artists will be in attendance. Opening reception is a benefit of museum membership; membership can be purchased at the eventAll non-members and other guests welcome at $10 per person. Light appetizers will be served along with a cash bar.
Learn more at  http://www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org/exhibitions


RECEPTION will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 PM. Light Refreshments will be served. Come visit with the artists and shop for unique original works of art for yourself or as a gift. All works displayed are fo sale. Located at 4425 Cherokee Street, Acworth, GA 30101.