Marietta News and Events – October 2018!

News and events for Marietta, published October 11, 2018

2018 Public Safety Employee of the Year

Patrol Officer Jayson Duncan, Marietta Police Department

This award is given to an employee who has performed his or her job with exceptional skill, exhibited leadership and critical incident management and a devotion to their responsibilities. The 2018 Public Safety Employee of the Year received a glass sculpture created by Lillie Glassblowers in Smyrna, and a handgun courtesy of GLOCK.
In the nine years Patrol Officer Jayson Duncan has served in public safety, he has been awarded for multiple acts of heroism, critical thinking and leadership. His service and commitment has saved many lives in Marietta.

On March 31, 2018, Duncan responded to a report of stabbing that had occurred as a result of a fight off Powers Ferry Road. When Duncan arrived on the scene, he found the victim with a large slash across his throat, which was bleeding heavily. Duncan took control and assisted another officer with applying hemostatic gauze to the wound. Being thorough and diligent in all situations, Duncan treated the patient until the EMS arrived and took over. Due to his training, experience and preparedness, both Duncan and his colleague were able to treat the victim before it worsened.


Registration is now available for the community to participate in the City of Marietta and the Kiwanis Club of Marietta’s 14th Annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 10th at 11am on the Marietta Square. As in prior years, the parade will begin at the Roswell Street Baptist Church at 11am and march up towards the Marietta Square and back down Lawrence Street.  This year’s Grand Marshal is Brigadier General Tom Blackstock, Commander, 78th Troop Command of the Georgia Army National Guard.
Please sign up to participate and help the City of Marietta and the Kiwanis Club of Marietta honor all veterans and commemorate those who have paid the ultimate price in serving the United States of America. Please visit, search for Veterans Day Parade, click link in last sentence to fill out registration form..  The deadline to submit your application is Friday, October 12, 2018 at 5pm.


The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, David Uhl: Somewhere between Dream and Memory. This exhibition presents a variety of David Uhl’s oil and watercolor paintings that focus on motorcycles, cycle racing, and the tight-knit community of motorcycle enthusiasts. Based in Colorado, Uhl has been collecting bikes since 1988 and began a long, successful artistic relationship with Harley-Davidson® in 1993. This exhibition of Uhl’s artwork, complemented by a small selection of unique motorcycles, explores and celebrates the distinct and passionate subculture surrounding motorbikes.  The Chalktoberfest is Sat and Sunday, October 13 and 14.


The Georgia Symphony Orchestra Opens 2018-2019 Season with “Outstanding Operas”

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) opens the 68th season classical series under the baton of Music Director Timothy Verville with beloved operatic favorites.  “Outstanding Operas” will include music by Wagner, Verdi, Mozart and much more. The GSO also welcomes back stellar soprano Arietha Lockhart to enchant the audience as the GSO Chorus sing opera’s most moving choruses. The performance takes place in the acoustically stunning Bailey Performance Center of Kennesaw State University, 488 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw, GA  30144.

This outstanding opera selections will delight music lovers of all ages on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets call 770-429-2390 or online at


Calling for volunteers of all ages to come out and assist Marietta Tree Keepers as we maintain Hill Park on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Hill Park is a pretty little pocket park that was transformed from a once vacant lot just a few blocks off the northeast corner of Historic Marietta Square. The park was dedicated to the memory of Willie Hill, deacon of Zion Baptist Church.

Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:30am to enjoy donuts and beverages before digging in to work. All ages are welcome to the family-friendly event. Dress appropriately for the weather. Tools will be provided although volunteers are welcome to bring their favorite outdoor gloves and tools if they like. Large groups please contact us with your number of volunteers that will be in attendance.

Members of the Marietta Tree Keepers have been promoting the value of trees to the community since it was founded in 2002. MTK has over 100 members and has planted over 10,000 trees around the city. The 501(C)3 non-profit organization works closely with the City of Marietta to plant trees along public right-of-ways, parks and schools. Those wishing to become a member or make a donation can learn more by visiting MTK’s website at For more information, please call 770.424.4664.


On Monday, September 24th, the Marietta Business Association held their monthly luncheon at Roswell Street Baptist Church Fellowship Center. Local businessman and 2020 incoming Cobb Chamber President, John Loud, moderated a panel of local business owners who are in the Small Business Hall of Fame as they discussed “How We Made it in the Community”.
Panelists were Co-CEO of CCA and B, Home of The Elf of the ShelfÒ, Chanda Bell, Velociteach CEO, Andy Crowe, and Owner of Superior Plumbing, Jay Cunningham. John Loud led the discussion from business inception to vision for the future. Attendees were attentive and engaged, as each panelist shared pearls of wisdom garnered from their years of experience.
“Figure out who you are and BE the brand.” Chanda Bell. “Success comes when your desire and determination out-paces your fear.” Andy Crowe. “Know when to get out of the way.” John Loud. “Stick with it, even if things get tough.” Jay Cunningham. Lunch was catered by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 1160 Ernest W Barrett Parkway NW.

The next MBA monthly luncheon will be held Oct 22nd at Roswell Street Baptist Church – in the Gym. The address is 744 Roswell Street, Marietta 30060, with parking in the East and Rear Parking Lot at Aviation Road SE and Roswell Street. Morning Mingle will be held in the gym foyer at RSBC from 10:30-11:30AM. The buffet opens at 11:30AM, and the program is from 12:00 – 1:00PM. The MBA will be honoring Public Safely and First Responders, presenting awards for outstanding service; and the Cobb County K-9 Unit led by Lt. Lester Maddox will be featured. Lunch will be catered by Adrianne’s Delectables. To RSVP visit . Photo by John Delves.


Marietta Museum of History October Events

Pop-In at the Marietta Museum of History: Archives Month
The Marietta Museum of History will be hosting its monthly Pop-In event on Saturday, October 20th from 10:30am-3:30pm. To follow along with common month-long observances, this Pop-In will celebrate American Archives Month! Archives Month aims to educate the public about the importance of protecting and caring for documents while also educating the public about the experts who do this! Join us to learn how museum professionals preserve their fragile documents through hands-on activities and crafts. This event coincides for Marietta HarvestFest so kids dressed in costume get in free to the Museum! The Marietta Museum of History is located at 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060. Admission to the Museum during the Pop-In will be $5 per person with a family cap of $20!

Touchstones to the Past: City Cemetery Tours

On Saturday, October 20th, 2018, the Marietta Museum of History’s Registrar, Christa McCay, will continue her walks through the Marietta City Cemetery, located at 395 Powder Springs Street
Marietta, GA 30064. The tours provide a chance to learn more about Marietta’s constant residents through different themes.  The Marietta City Cemetery has a host of tales to tell and these guided walking tours are the best way to experience them. Theme: Pioneering Marietta. The tours begin at the brick pavilion between the Confederate and City Cemeteries. Proceeds from the tours benefit the Marietta Museum of History.

When: Saturday, October 20th, 2018. Tours are held at 10:30am and 2pm. Cost: $15 per ticket. Tours are limited to 20 people each. Tickets can be purchased at

Remember When Club: Ghosts of Marietta

Join us for our monthly RWC! on October 26th at 10:30am. This club discusses what life was like in Cobb County things were a little bit simpler! October’s theme will be ghostly folklore of Marietta and Cobb County. What better place to discuss local hauntings than in one of the most haunted buildings in Georgia: The Kennesaw House (now the Marietta Museum of History!). No charge, but Donations appreciated. Marietta Museum of History ,1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA