SHRINE CIRCUS OPENS plus other local events

10_Red Devil ClownsThe 74th Annual Yaarab Shrine Circus and Fair: Saturday, May 21, – Monday, May 30

The largest Shrine Circus and Fair in North America is back for its 74th year! Packed with more excitement than ever, this year’s Tarzan Zerbini Circus features several new acts under the Big Top including the World Famous Wallenda Family, The Flying Cortes, The Zerbini Animals including the Nerger’s Lion and Tigers and the Close Encounter of the Exotic Kind, The Amazing Videlas and the Real Steel Riders presenting their Motorcycle Globe of Fire and the always hilarious Red Devil Clowns. New for 2016 will be a spectacular fireworks show on both Saturday nights of the Shrine Circus, the Scott’s Future of Magic Show and the Kachunga the Alligator Show! Returning again this year is the Robinson’s Racing Pigs and Paddling Porkers Show! Wade Shows always provide fun affordable family entertainment with 35 rides for all ages. Come be entertained and amazed then fill up on all your favorite carnival foods- corn dogs, funnel cakes and cotton candy, just to name a few.    This all takes place at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, GA 30008.

More information is available at :Shrine Circus Information.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE REST OF MAY

THU MAY 19 – COBB CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO – Booth registration is now open for the 2016 Cobb Chamber Business Expo with Summer JAM at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The Business Expo with Summer JAM presents the opportunity to collaborate and build relationships with over 1,000 attendees and over 160 exhibitors. The 2016 event is scheduled for May 19 at the Cobb Galleria Centre from 3 to 7 p.m. To learn more about booth pricing and event information, visit www.cobbchamber.org/businessexpo or contact Mary Beth Moore at mmoore@cobbchamber.org or 770-859-2359.

FRI-MON MAY 20-30 – SHRINE CIRCUS – The largest Shrine Circus and Fair in North America is back for its 74th year! Packed with more excitement than ever, this year’s Tarzan Zerbini Circus features several new acts under the Big Top including the World Famous Wallenda Family, The Flying Cortes, The Zerbini Animals including the Nerger’s Lion and Tigers and the Close Encounter of the Exotic Kind, The Amazing Videlas and the Real Steel Riders presenting their Motorcycle Globe of Fire and the always hilarious Red Devil Clowns Wade Shows always provide fun affordable family entertainment with 35 amusement rides for all ages. Come be entertained and amazed then fill up on all your favorite carnival foods- corn dogs, funnel cakes and cotton candy, just to name a few. Jim R Miller Park, Marietta. “SNEAK-A-PEEK-RIDE-A-THON” is on Friday, May 20, $15.00 unlimited rides (Only Carnival and food).  Come enjoy the best ride special all week!!

SAT MAY 21 – ROSE GARDEN GALA – The Smith-Gilbert Gardens Foundation will hold its 6th Annual Rose Garden Gala starting at 6 pm. Proceeds from this fundraising event are used to support science and nature-based education programs and to conserve, enhance, and study the more than 3,000 plants in the Gardens collection. Tickets include cocktails and dinner. To purchase, call the Gardens office at 770-919-0248. Special pricing is available for tables of eight. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. A portion of ticket price is tax deductible.

SAT MAY 21 – TOUCHSTONES TO THE PAST – The Marietta Museum of History’s Registrar, Christa McCay, continues her walks through the Marietta City Cemetery. The tours begin at the brick pavilion between the Confederate and City Cemeteries.  Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at www.touchstonestothepast.eventbrite.com.  Tickets will not be sold day of unless it is exact cash or check.

TUE MAY 24 – State of Georgia VOTING DAY – Polls open from 7a-7p. Make your vote count!

FRI MAY 27 – OPENING DAY FOR THE ACWORTH SLIDE – The City of Acworth and Shoreline Entertainment, LLC are proud to to announce the return of the World’s Largest Inflatable Water Slide at Dallas Landing Park located at 5120 Allatoona Drive, Acworth. Visit www.acworthslide.com for more information.

FRI MAY 27 – REMEMBER WHEN DAN COX DID… – Marietta Museum of History Founder and CEO, Dan Cox will be retiring from the Museum on May 27th after 22 years at the helm.  We are asking guests to come and share stories and memories of Dan. Location: Marietta City Council Chambers, 205 Lawrence Street.  The event will start at 10:30am and will last no later than noon.  The event is FREE!

FRI MAY 27 – GLOVER PARK CONCERT – The Glover Park Concert Series next concert, featuring The Tams, playing Carolina Beach Music at 8 p.m. in Glover Park on the Marietta Square. 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 or dine in one of the many fine restaurants located on the square.

SAT MAY 28 – VETERANS MEMORIAL 5K – The American Legion Family at Post 29 in Marietta is hosting the 2nd Annual Veterans Memorial 5K Run starting and finishing at Marietta Square.  The goal is to Honor Our Heroes – Past, Present, Fallen by raising funds to benefit Georgia Veterans and their families. Visit www.americanlegion5K.org to check out all the details. For information or to make a donation, contact Tom Bell at 770-331-5580.

SAT MAY 28 – MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY –  Acworth will host the Memorial Day Ceremony to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans Memorial at Patriots Point in Cauble Park. Veterans and current servicemen will pay tribute to brave men and women who have fought and died for our nation. Engraved pavers dedicated to those who have served in our armed forces that have been purchased since the previous Veterans Day will be presented at the event. For more information on the event contact Jeff Chase at  jchase@acworth.org or call 770-917-1234.