Family fun Events in Cobb County – Sept 2-12

Waiting for Fall?  In the meantime – take a look for the family fun events going on in Cobb County Kennesaw/Acworth and Marietta.  Most are free!

artteen1FRI SEPT 2 – MARIETTA SQUARE ART WALK – 5:00-9:00 pm.  Free self-guided walking tour.  Come and enjoy live music, original local photography, painting, sculpture and more.  For more information visit www.ArtWalkMarietta.com.

SAT-MON SEPT 3-5 – ART IN THE PARK – 10am-5pm each day, Welcoming nearly 175 artists from throughout the country as well as some talented local folks. With fine arts and crafts available for purchase, Art in the Park offers visitors a fun opportunity to meet and talk with the artists and even see some of the works in progress. Admission is free and so is covered parking! More information is available at www.artparkmarietta.com!

THU SEPT 8 – DETOX YOUR LIFE SEMINAR – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at the West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs. This is a Free Seminar, however Registration is required. Presented by Dr. Eriece Harris of Maximized Living. To learn more about Dr. Eriece Harris visit www.maximizedlivingdrroberto.com. Call 770-528-8200 to make a reservation.

flagFRI-SUN SEPT 9-11 – FIELD OF FLAGS – Friday, September 9 8:00 – 10:30 – Freedom Concert at the Square in Marietta featuring the Time Bandits with Special Guests. Saturday, September 10 9:30 a.m. – Gathering for Flag Procession. Saturday, September 10 10:00 a.m. – Flag Processional from Grace Community Church to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Sunday, September 11 8:00 – Memorial Service at the mountain.

Taste_of_Smyrna7SAT SEPT 10 – TASTE OF KENNESAW – 11am-8pm in downtown Kennesaw. Free admission with over 40 restaurants samples from $1-$4, California Dreaming Beer Garden, entertainment ending with a concert by the Mustangs at 6pm, Kid’s Zone. Carrabba’s Culinary Throw Down competition. Visit www.KennesawBusiness.org or call 770-423-1330 for more info.

SAT SEPT 10 – KMHS BAND MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER – Kennesaw Mountain Band is hosting their first ever mattress fundraising sale! Come see the great selection of new, brand name mattresses and score 30-50% off retail prices. All sizes available! Delivery is available too. 10am-5pm at Kennesaw Mountain High School Cafeteria at 1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd.

SAT – SUN SEPT 10-11 – 5TH ANNUAL “PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT” – Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art will host the 5th Annual “Plein Air Paint Out.” From local homes and gardens to the dynamic architecture of downtown, Historic Marietta has many picturesque scenes perfect for plein air (outdoor) painting. Spend two days painting, then participate in a juried exhibition and art sale at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. For more information, please visit the “Artist Opportunties” page at mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

SAT SEPT 10 – SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT – The Dave Krache Foundation is bringing back its popular softball tournament this Fall at Al Bishop Softball Complex.  Registration is open and team captains can visit www.davekrache.com to register their team. Proceeds go to support The Dave Krache Foundation’s mission: Helping local kids in need play the sports they love.

SAT SEPT 10 – BBQ FUNDRAISER FOR YOUTH MUSEUM – Annual Barbecue in the Woods and Silent Auction from, 5pm-8pm at 649 Cheatham Hill Drive, Marietta, GA 30064.  Come enjoy live music while dining on delicious BBQ  provided by Sam Huff’s BBQ-1 (served until 7pm).  Tickets are $50/adult and $15/child (6-12).   Please call the museum at 770-427-2563 for tickets.

SAT SEPT 10 – HUMMINGBIRD BANDING EVENT – From 8-11am at Smith-Gilbert Gardens, hosted by the “Hummingbird Whisperer” Julia Elliott. The banding is a rain or shine event. Due to very limited parking on-site, shuttles will be running from Adams Park (Ben Robertson Community Center). Visit smithgilbertgardens.com or call 770-919-0248 for complete details. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is located at 2382 Pine Mountain Road in Kennesaw.

SUN SEPT 11 – PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH’S SCOTTISH HERITAGE CELEBRATION – First Presbyterian Church Marietta will celebrate with the Kirkin of the Tartan at the worship service. This annual service begins in the Great Hall at 11:15 a.m. and features the North Atlanta Pipe and Drum Corps. First Presbyterian Church Marietta is located at 189 Church St, Marietta, GA 30060. Visit their website at www.fpcmarietta.org.

Gala Playbill1SUN SEPT 11 – CHARITY GALA AND AUCTION – The Davis Direction Foundation, Inc will host their annual gala beginning at 6pm at the Marietta Performing Arts Center at Marietta High School. Proceeds will support “THE ZONE” – Cobb’s first recovery community organization. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at www.davisdirection.com, at  THE ZONE at 32 North Fairground St. Marietta, 30060 or at the door on the night of the GALA.

MON SEPT 12 – AMERICAN LEGION GOLF TOURNAMENT – Members of Post 304, invite our local golfers to join them in their Golf Tournament at Woodland Hill Golf Course. Shotgun start at 9:00 am. Check in and free range balls available at 8:00 a.m. All proceeds to benefit Veterans in Need of Assistance Fund. $100 per person or $400 per four person team. Includes golf, cart, range balls and bag lunch. Please contact Jim Blake at JLB012045@bellsouth.net or call him at 770-314-7940.