National Square Dance Convention at Cobb Galleria and more

We know that everyone is getting ready to celebrate our Nation’s birthday next week – fireworks, concerts, parties and more are on the calendar.  In the mean time we are sharing some fun events going on this week.  We just had to promote the National Square Dance Convention as it is the first time it is being held in Georgia and they picked Cobb County!Governor Kemp Proclaims National Square Dance Month

The Cobb Galleria area will host one of the largest recent National Square Dance Conventions®–its first time in Georgia. June 2019 has been proclaimed Square Dance Month in Georgia by Governor Brian Kemp, setting the stage for the convention, June 26-29 at the Cobb Galleria Center and Renaissance Waverly Hotel, just northwest of Atlanta. “Square Dancing, the Official Folk Dance of the State of Georgia, has a long tradition of providing wholesome entertainment for Georgians of all ages who participate in this exciting and friendly activity,” states the proclamation.

The National Convention is expected to draw as many as 6,000 square dancers from across the world. The theme is “Come Dance & Explore Georgia” and will feature 20 tours to introduce attendees to Atlanta and Georgia.

Currently, there are about 50 active square dance clubs in Georgia, each dancing regularly in a community center, school, church or specially constructed dance hall. Dancers dance to recorded music and proceed through intricate sequences of square dance moves, cooperating with others in the 8-person square and prompted by a caller who calls out or sings the next move. Observers are surprised that an evening’s square dance music might include everything from 70s pop music to 50s be-bop to modern country music.

Most clubs have only a few squares of people dancing, but a large square dance like the National Convention will see hundreds of squares on a single dance floor dancing together to one caller. Square Dancing clubs can be found in most major towns and cities in the US, Canada and throughout Germany, Japan, Australia and many other countries, where interestingly, all the calling is done in English. Most clubs sponsor lessons to enable anyone to learn to square dance. Those looking to find a class can email squaredancing7@gmail.com.

For more information on the National Square Dance Convention®, contact Connie Keener, Publicity Chairman, (404) 316-9185, pubchair@68nsdc.com or see https://www.68nsdc.org/.

THIS WEEKEND IN OUR COMMUNITY

FRI JUNE 28 GLOVER PARK CONCERT SERIES. The Marietta community will again be “dancing in the street” during the Glover Park Concert Series. The series features local and regional acts on the last Friday night, NOW through September. Come listen to Chicago Rewired Chicago Tribute Band, Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up in the park. Personal tables and plastic ground coverings are not permitted in the park, however they may be set up on the street after 5:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner (beer & wine is permitted) or dine in one of the many fine restaurants located on the square.  All concerts begin at 8:00 (rain or shine) and are held in Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square Free on street parking, City Hall parking deck, 205 Lawrence St and the Care Here of Marietta parking lot, 268 Lawrence St. Concerts are free. Table reservations can be made online at www.mariettaga.gov/concerts.

SAT JUNE 29 PET ADOPTION 11-2 North Cobb Animal Hospital is holding an adoption event Saturday June 29, in there parking lot For Angels Among Us, 11am to 2pm.  Located at 2680 Cobb Parkway, 30152

SAT JUNE 29 4-9 PM Classic Car Cruise Night: 
The Acworth Classic Car Cruise takes place in Historic Downtown Acworth,Saturday June 29, 2019, 4-9pm. The car show features everything from Chevy Chevelles to Model T Fords. Over 200 automobiles will be on display and admission is free to the general public. Lake City Cruises partner with the city and the downtown Acworth merchants to hold these Classic Car Cruises.

If you would like to display your car, no registration is required and a $2 charity donation is requested.  Be sure to arrive between 3 and 4 to participate. All proceeds go to the Horizon Field. It is suggested that you arrive around 4pm if you would like to enter your vehicle and ensure you get a good parking spot.

Downtown merchants will remain open during the event so visitors can also enjoy some shopping or dining.For more information, please contact Jeff Chase at jchase@acworth.org or call 770-917-1234.

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