Marietta Museum of History

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.

What’s Happening This Week! July 11- July 18

We might be in the lazy, hazy days of summer, however for those of you who are still in town here  is what’s happening this week July 11-July 18.

 

motownA Strand Musical Revue
The Strand is celebrating its fifth annual Motown musical revue with fan favorite The Motown Sound in July 2015! With each passing year, the praise for the Motown revue grows, making each year a bigger smash hit that the last. With an extensive catalog of Motown hits to choose from, The Motown Sound whisks audiences back to the 1960s and 70s with the feel-good hits of the much celebrated Motown era.
Audiences are sure to enjoy the big hair, colorful fashions, and soulful sounds of Stevie Wonder, Martha & the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, and Gladys Knight & The Pips in this high-energy, high-excitement musical revue that is unlike any other experience in the area.
The Motown Sound will run from July 3rd through July 26th on Friday & Saturday nights at 8pm, with Sunday matinees at 3pm. Shows tend to sell out so secure your tickets fast!

NOW – JULY 26 – THE MOTOWN SOUND – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, come enjoy the sounds of Motown.  Tickets available online at www.earlsmithstrand.org or by calling the box office at 770-293-0080.

FaithClineElfTrotBIGSAT JUL 11 – FAITH CLINE ELF TROT 5K – Sponsored by KDDA, benefitting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The Merry Mile Fun Run-7:30 am and the Elf Trot 5k-8:00 am. Pre-Registration $25, online at www.active.com or postmarked and mailed in by July 2. Late registration is $30 and race day registration is $35.  Not registered yet, we are taking walk-ups on Saturday morning 6:45 until 7:30.  At the Kennesaw First Baptist Church on Main Street.

SAT JULY 11 ETOWAH GAMES DAY 10-4.  Learn about games that early Native Americans played and how they have influenced modern games and sports.  Play lawn darts, chunky and other simple games.  At Etowah Indian Mounds, Cartersville, GA. $2 for children up to 5 years old, $4 for youth 6-17 years old, and $6  for adults. More info at (770) 387-3747 or www.GeorgiaStateParks.org

MARIETTAHISTORYSAT JULY 11 MARIETTA HISTORY MUSEUM. 11:00 am. Brad Quinlan, Civil War Historian discusses stories found in his latest book.  The Longest and Hardest Campaign Known to Man – Georgia, 1864.  Marietta History Museum is located at 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060.

SAT JUL 11- METRO MONTAGE XV opens at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.  This is the annual juried art show that will run through September 6.

dresslikemeTUE JULY 14 – COW APPRECIATION DAY – Chick-fil-A is offering a free meal to any customer that comes dressed as a cow to any of their restaurants! Visit www.CowAppreciationDay.com for more information.  Who doesn’t like Chick-fil-A — a fun community event for big and little kids!

THUR JUL 16 JIM NANCE’S COFFEE CLUB.  Jim Nance an Acworth Edward Jones financial advisor will host a coffee club at his office on July 16 at 9:30 am.  All are welcome to attend.  The office is located a 4358 B Southside Dr., Acworth.  For more information call 770-529-9009.

SAT JUL 18 – RAILROAD RENDEVOUS – The Southern Museum’s next special event celebrates the people behind the railroads. Featuring a range of indoor and outdoor activities! All programs and events are scheduled, for current information, please visit SouthernMuseum.org,  or call 770-427-2117 ext. 3058.

Marietta Streetfest and Fireworks – Saturday September 21.

4th OF JULY FIREWORKS AT 9 PM! ~ September 21, 2013

streetfestThe 22nd Marietta StreetFest returns to historic Marietta Square with arts & crafts, an antique car show, local musicians and plenty of fun for children. History buffs will enjoy honoring the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the Marietta Museum of History. Civil War activities will be announced soon.

On September 21, the Marietta Museum of History presents Marietta StreetFest, a one-day event with a top-notch Arts, Crafts & Antiques Market, the Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show, presented by Wickham Services, the popular Jewelry Row and a chance to visit the delightful neighborhood restaurants, shops and historic sites found around the Square. This year, the festival features a new layout for even better perusing. Additionally, the City of Marietta’s July 4th Fireworks Display, postponed due to rain, will take place during the evening at Marietta StreetFest. Questions concerning the fireworks can be directed to City of Marietta at 770-794-5601 or www.marietta.gov.

Back for the second year, Marietta StreetFest includes the Extreme Children’s Zone with inflatables (require a small fee), make-n-take projects and interactive games. It’s all the fun a kid could ask for, and it’s even larger this year. Most activities are free, but some may require a fee. For adults looking for their next favorite piece of jewelry, a visit to Jewelry Row will offer more than 15 booths filled with various styles and price ranges.

This year, Marietta StreetFest is thrilled to welcome back the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival, featuring bands and singer/songwriters from throughout the metro area who will perform original music. Many bands and solo performers will create an entertaining afternoon of music of varying genres for listeners who can bring along blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic for a special afternoon and evening experience. Marietta Grassroots provides local musicians a chance to perform in front of larger crowds to gain more exposure. It was founded in 2009 as an outreach program to provide safe, family friendly events and activities with a special focus on showcasing local talent from Marietta and the surrounding communities. The Marietta Grassroots Music Festival is looking for musicians. Interested parties should visit www.mariettagrassroots.org to find out how to get involved.

Visitors the day of StreetFest will also receive free admission to the Marietta Museum of History.

Dixie Yard Sale Ringold to Marietta – June 7-9, 2013

fp.wc1The Dixie Highway Yard Sale will be held Friday June 7th through Sunday June 9th. The Dixie Highway Yard Sale is an annual event held on the first full weekend of June. Dixie Highway is 90 miles of yard sales with all sorts of different vendors. It was created in 2006 to celebrate historic communities along the Dixie Highway. Starting in Ringgold, GA and ending in Marietta, GA there is everything from antiques, souvenirs, and nik-naks to classic attractions, food, events and more.

The Marietta Museum of History will be participating. Due to the Museum’s schedule our yard sale will be open 10am till 4pm, Thursday June 6th – Saturday June 8th. There will be antiques, home décor, vintage items and more, including tips on how to repurpose items with ideas from Pinterest!  On Friday June 7th from 5-9pm, the Museum’s yard sale will continue as part of Art Walk on the Marietta Square, with “one man’s trash is another man’s art.” Abbie Parks, author of the book, ‘North Georgia’s Dixie Highway’, will also join us for Art Walk to sign copies of her book. The proceeds of the yard sale will benefit the Marietta Museum of History in its tireless endeavor to preserve and present Georgia’s history. Friday June 7th from 5-9 yard sale items half price and Saturday June 8th from 10-4 yard sale items half price