M2R Fence Gallery on Display in downtown Kennesaw
The Marietta Arts Council’s M2R Fence Gallery is now on display at Depot Park in Historic Downtown Kennesaw.
The 2020 M2R Fence Gallery features over 100 works of fine art and photography from over 50 artists, ranging from student artists to working artists. Images of the artwork have been printed on 30”x40” weather-safe panels, thanks to the gallery’s production partner, MaxVision. The exhibit debuted in Downtown Marietta as part of the Abridged M2R TrailFest, and is currently traveling through Cobb’s cities. The exhibit will be on display in Kennesaw through February 7, 2021.
Find more information at www.m2rfence.com/.
TOWN CENTER NEWS
BIKING AT TOWN CENTER IS BACK!
New Bikeshare Programs Launch in Town Center and Cumberland
The Town Center Community and Cumberland Improvement Districts (CIDs) are excited to announce new bike-share programs in partnership with Tandem Mobility. The CIDs’ previous bike-share provider shuttered operations in May (see earlier releases from Cumberland and Town Center). The relaunch with Tandem Mobility will serve as a one-year pilot program while the CIDs explore a regional bike-share program with additional community partners.
Tandem Mobility offers technology that improves the user experience for renters. Bikeshare members can rent and return a bike from either program’s stations. The previous system allowed riders to rent and return bikes to only one program’s stations. Now, riders can use the programs interchangeably, with access to 80 bikes at 12 stations. Users of the new program will be able to ride for free for the first hour. After that, it will be $3 per hour with a $24 per day maximum.
The Cumberland and Town Center CIDs took a creative approach for the ribbon cutting of the new program. The relaunch took place as a YouTube premier showing both CIDs’ executive directors celebrating the long awaited return of the program.
The Town Center Community Alliance (Alliance), the Town Center CID’s nonprofit partner, will manage the Town Center Bikeshare Program. The Alliance leverages the work of the CIDs, Cobb County, and other partners who have invested in a regional trail network to engage community members.
The Cumberland and Town Center CIDs look forward to releasing more announcements in the future regarding Cobb’s bikeshare programs. To find out more about station locations, visit Cumberland (https://www.tandem-mobility.com/cumberland) and Town Center’s bikeshare page (https://www.tandem-mobility.com/town-center). To rent a bike, download the Movatic app on your smartphone and follow the registration guide.
UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS
TUES JAN 19 KENNESAW BUSINESS AA5 Heads up KBA members. January’s AA5 will be held on Tuesday, January 19 at Carrabbas Italian Grill on Barrett Parkway. The fun begins at 5:30. Bring your business cards and your best smile – ready to network. Sponsored by All Roof Solutions!
SAT JAN 23 Pop-In at the Marietta Museum of History: Board Games & Puzzles. The Marietta Museum of History will be hosting its monthly Pop-In event on Saturday, January 23rd from 10:30am-3:30pm. Pop-In’s provide children and their families the opportunity to interact with the Museum through themed activities and crafts. Join us in January for crafts and activities geared towards board games and puzzles, currently these will be “Make and Take” so families may enjoy them at home while the Museum adheres to current health guidelines. Our “Board games and Puzzles” crafts are included with admission! The Museum’s new health policies and procedures are posted on our website. The Museum is located at 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060. Cost: Admission to the Museum during the Pop-In will be $5 per person with a family cap of $20!
SUN FEB 7, SUMMIT BAPTIST CHURCH hosts GRIEFSHARE 3-5 PM Beginning Sunday, February 7, 2021, from 3:00 pm – 5 pm Summit Baptist Church in Acworth, GA, will be hosting an interdenominational seminar called GriefShare. This seminar is a Bible based program designed for persons that have experienced the death of a family member of friend. Participants will be around others that understand their feelings. This is a 13 week seminar with each session being a stand alone session so that a peron is welcome to come anytime during the 13 weeks. The cost is $15 per person and scholarships are available. The group will meet in Room M114 at Summit Baptist Church, 4310 Moon Station Lane in Acworth. For more information please call 770-975-4595.
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