Martini’s and Music

This Weekend in Cobb – Aug 18-21

Summer is over and activities abound from Networking to Auctions to Martinis and Music – below is a little sampling that is going on in Cobb County Aug 18-21.Image 6-22-16 at 5.58 PMTHU AUG 18 – MARIETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION NETEXPO – 4-7 PM at White Water on Cobb Parkway. The business expo is an open event, available to all local Marietta and Cobb County businesses. All businesses that are interested in attending or being an exhibitor, please visit www.mariettabusiness.biz to register and for more details of this event.  The fee for exhibiting: for Marietta Business Association members the fee is $100, for non-members the fee is $150.00.  The business community, not exhibiting, is invited to attend (FREE) and meet and mingle with other local businesses.

THU AUG 18 – BOOK SALE – Civil War Round Table of Cobb County Inaugural Book Sale: 6:00 p.m. at the Gone With the Wind Museum in downtown Marietta. Help support the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County while stocking-up your library! Bonus: free admission and tours of the Gone With the Wind Museum! No reservations necessary. For additional information, e-mail brannan53ga@gmail.com.

FRI AUG 19 – “SENIORS GOT GROOVE” DAY TRIP – Seniors will visit the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville! After exploring the Museum guests will have the chance to go out and explore downtown Cartersville on their own. This trip does include walking. We will depart from Logan Farm Park at 9:00 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. The cost for a City resident is $10 and the cost for a non-City resident is $15. Register online at  www.acworthparksandrec.org or in person at 4762 Logan Rd. Acworth, GA 30101.

martinis&musicFRI AUG 19 – MARTINIS & MUSIC – 5:30-8:30pm at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. This fun art event features Horsd’oeurves and a Cash Bar while you enjoy the Metro Montage XVI Annual Juried Exhibition of Artists sponsored by MCMA. Call 770-528-1444 or visit www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

PHILSAT AUG 20 – TAI CHI SEMINAR – Phil Robinson, Tai Chi master, invites you to attend his seminar at Lake Point Sports Community Building, 755 Georgia Hwy 293, Emerson, 30137 from 10-1.  There is a $20 registration fee. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that has evolved into a low impact form of exercise.  It is characterized by its harmonious, slow, deliberate movements. To register email Bre Johnson at bre.johnson@lakepointsports.com.  For more information call Phil Robinson at 678-789-3547 or email him at phil@robinsontaichi.com.

SAT AUG 20 – 5TH ANNUAL ALOHA LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION – Benefitting Aloha to Aging, Inc. beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Mansour Center (995 Roswell St. NE, Marietta, GA 30060). Tickets for the fundraiser are $40 in advance or $45 at the door and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and entertainment from the Parrot Island Band. A cash bar will also be available. Purchase tickets online at www.alohatoaging.org or by calling 770-722-7641. For those who are unable to attend, but would like to support the organization, donations can be made online or mailed to Aloha to Aging, Inc., 4608 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068.

SAT AUG 20 – COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR – Hosted by Allen Temple AME Church, includes free health screenings: vision, cholesterol, blood glucose, blood press and more. 9am-2pm at the church 232 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. Public invited. Visit www.allentempleame.org for more info.

Martinis and Music – February 12

martinisCelebrate the arts, listen to music, take part in an auction to benefit Hickory Hills Elementary — take your favorite Valentine to Marietta Cobb Museum of Arts quarterly Martinis and Music on Friday, February 12.  The fun begins at 5:30 and lasts till 8:30.  Exhibit includes Academy/Academia, Georgia’s current fine art professors and emeriti.  Be entertained by Alex Guthrie, Atlanta-based Folk Rock Guitarist.  He is a singer and a songwriter.  Admission is $10 for visitors, Members are free.  Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar are provided.  The Museum is located at 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, 30060.  Call 770-528-1444.

Celebrations and Events the week of November 9-15

Celebrations and Events the week of November 9-15 Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta

veteransdayparTUE NOV 10 – MARINE CORPS 240TH BIRTHDAY – The Marine Corps turns 240 years old on November 10 and the public is invited to attend a celebration at the Hilton Marietta Conference Center on Powder Springs St., Marietta.  The celebration will start at 6:00 pm with a traditional cake cutting ceremony at 8:00 pm.

WED NOV 11 – VETERANS DAY CEREMONY – The city of Acworth will honor our veterans at their annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Patriots Point at Cauble Park at 2:00pm. Keynote speaker: Cobb Commissioner Bob Weatherford. For more info, visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or call 770-917-1234.

WED NOV 11 – VETERAN’S DAY LUNCHEON – North Cobb American Legion Post 304, along with Kennesaw city officials and staff, will honor America’s service men and women with a complimentary lunch. All veterans and active military service members are invited to attend. No identification will be required. 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Ben Robertson Community Center. No charge.

WED NOV 11 – VETERAN’S DAY PARADE – Begins at 11am. Grand Marshal/Keynote Speaker will be Major General Stayce Harris, Commanding General of the 22nd Air Force based at Dobbins. Ceremonies on the Square commence at Noon and conclude around 1pm. Hosted by the City of Marietta and Kiwanis Club of Marietta. For more info, contact Scott Chadwick 404-308-5420 or Betsy Kelly in Mayor Tumblin’s office at 770-794-5502.

WED NOV 11 – GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY MEETING – The upcoming Garden Club meeting is at 9:30am.  This month’s program on  “Decorating for the Holidays with Fresh Greens”.  This meeting is also our annual bake sale so come prepared to purchase delicious edibles. Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Ave, Marietta, GA, 30060, 770-427-3494.

THU NOV 12 – VETERANS LUNCHEON – In honor of all Veterans, Georgia Funeral Care invites all veterans in our area to attend a Veterans Luncheon, 11:30-1:30 at Georgia Funeral Care, 4671 S. Main Street, Acworth. Please RSVP by calling the funeral home 678-574-3016 or Darrell Waits 404-218-2906.

martinisandmusicFRI NOV 13 – MARTINIS & MUSIC 5:30-8:30 Marietta/Cobb Art Museum.  Exhibiting PERCEPTION with artists David Kessler, John Petrey, Issac Payne and Portrait Society of Altanta.  Admission $10, Members free.  Hor d’oeuvres, cash bar. 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060.

FRI-SAT NOV 13-14 – MINISTRY & MARKETPLACE – Please join Riverstone Church for a wonderful shopping experience. Find great gifts and shop in a pleasant indoor atmosphere with your friends  at RiverStone. The event takes place at the church located at 2005 Stilesboro Rd., Kennesaw, 30152 on Friday from 9am-8pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm.  

SAT NOV 14 – COBB IDOL & COBB IDOL JR – Come out and enjoy the music of local talents looking to be crowned 2015’s Cobb Idol! $10 admission for the show. Cobb Idol Jr (under age 16) begins at 3pm, Cobb Idol (ages 16+) begins at 8pm.  The Strand Theatre in Marietta.  Visit www.earlsmithstrand.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

SAT NOV 14 – MARIETTA TREE KEEPERS – Marietta Tree Keepers invites volunteers of all ages to help plant trees at the City of Marietta’s Laurel Park on Saturday, November 14 at 8:30am. Tools and refreshments provided. Dress for outdoor weather. Laurel Park, 151 Manning Road, Marietta, GA 30064. Manning Road is off Whitlock Rd. near the Rite-Aid. For more information, please call 770.424.4664

SAT NOV 14 – KEEP KENNESAW BEAUTIFUL RECYCLE DAY – Keep Kennesaw Beautiful will host its fall community Electronics/Metal Recycling and Document Shredding Event from 9 am – 1 pm at the Kennesaw Public Works facility on 3080 Moon Station Road. Visit kennesaw-ga.gov for a flyer containing details about the event or call 770-424-8274 with questions.

SAT NOV 14 – DAY OF BONSAI – Smith Gilbert Gardents will host Day of Bonsai from 10-4.  Rodney Clemons will teach how to prune and plant on a rock for a future Bonsai tree (starts at 10:30 am and continues all day).  General public is $7 per person, SGG members free.  The Gardens are located at 2382 Pine Mountain Rd., Kennesaw.  More info at www.smithgilbertgardens.com

SAT NOV 14 – PHOTO WITH SANTA AND MOVIE EVENT – Hosted by the Think Melissa Team, all local military (active and veterans) are welcome to attend a complimentary movie and photo with Santa at the NCG Cinemas in Acworth.  Must be present by 9:15am. Please bring military ID or DD214.

photoSAT NOV 14 THE CHEROKEE HEIGHTS ART FESTIVAL is on Etowah Drive between Freyer and Seminole Drives, just a mile north of the Marietta Square and just a block off Cherokee Street.  Free entry, free parking, free music, free children’s art experiences, all from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday is a rain day.) You can check out CHAF and our artists at  www.cherokeeheightsartsfestival.org or on our Facebook page.

SAT NOV 14, SAT NOV 21 – TURKEY SHOOT – The Allatoona HS Precision Air Rifle Team will be hosting their annual Turkey Shoot Nov 14th and Nov 21st from 9 am–4 pm. Beside the Southland Greenhouses, in Acworth, just south of Third Army Road on Hwy 41.  All ages welcome to participate.  Cost is $5 per target.  There will be various prizes. Proceeds benefit the Precision Air Rifle Team.

music-notesSUN NOV 15 – FREE OPEN HOUSE AND VARIETY SHOW – On Sunday, November 15 at 3:00 pm a Variety Show featuring Ron Carter and the very talented Strand singers and dancers including Catherine Mouton, Taj Stephens, Joe Arnoti, Shelbea Own, Sterling McClary, with a special appearance by Cassi Costulas (General Manager of the Strand).
Featured will be the great music from Broadway and the American Songbook – which include songs from 42nd Street, Bye Bye Birdie, Titanic and solos — all accompanied by Ron Carter on the Strand’s mighty Allen Theater Organ. Stay after for a self guided tour of the theatre.  No ticket required, general seating – FREE EVENT.  The Strand is located on the Square at the corner of North Park Square and Cherokee St.  Visit www.earlsmithstrand.org.

Martinis & Music night- August 15, 2014!

artworkFriday Night, August 15,  from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us in the museum galleries on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for live music, a cash bar, and light hors d’oeuvres. During the event, Metro Montage XIV and Duncan and Walkowtiz: Modernists of Movement and Line will be on exhibit. Live music performed by Keltic Kudzu. Free for MCMA Members. $10 General Admission.  Live music performed by Keltic Kudzu.

“Formed at the turn of the 21st Century, Keltic Kudzu is a straight up Celtic/Southern fusion band. We use our traditional acoustic instruments to generate all the energy and fun of your typical full-blown Celtic rock band without the deafening volume and studded leather vests! Four part harmony, dueling fiddles, guitar, mando, bouzouki, whistle and bagpipes join forces to wipe out stress and put a smile on your face.”

Lots Of Fun Events This Weekend

FRI – SUN AUG 1-10 – HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR – “Get’cha Head in the Game” and catch Disney’s HSM Jr. at the Strand! Featuring catchy songs and exciting dance numbers.Tickets are $10 and assigned seating.  Order tickets online at www.earlsmithstrand.org.

THUR AUG 8-24 CATS presented by the Atlanta Lyric Theatre at the Jennie T. Anderson Theater. The show that revolutionized musical theatre is opening Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s 35th anniversary season. Now that it has been seen by millions of audience members worldwide, it is time to celebrate with the whole family and create a special ‘memory’ one more time. Tickets for CATS are priced from $22 – $57.  For reservations and information call (404) 377-9948 or visit www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com.

SAT AUG 9 PROGRAM PALOOZA -10-1 Ben Robertson Community Center. The FREE event will feature facility tours, activity information stations, interactive demonstrations, a “Lion’s Den” game room, and character entertainment. Attendees will be eligible to receive a 10% discount off any program offered by the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, contact the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714.

SUN AUG 10 OPEN HOUSE for CONGREGATION NER TAMID. Come learn about our congregation, weekly Religious School classes PreK-Grade12, including Hebrew in the upper grades, Confirmation and B’nai Mitzvah, and High Holy Day Services. Located at 1349 Old Hwy 41, Suite 220, Marietta. Religious School begins August 17. If you miss our Open House from 10am-Noon on August 10, call 678.264.8575 with questions or for an individual appointment.

SUN AUG 10 DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE Series.  2:00 pm.  First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church St. Marietta, 30060. Contact Lynn Viars (404) 822-4328 (rviars@yahoo.com) or Lee Pence 770-428-9350 (lpence@bellsouth.net

THURS AUG 14 – SAFEPATH’S GOOD EATIN’ GREAT CAUSE. 6-10 at the Cobb Galleria Exhibit Hall. Attendees will enjoy culinary treats featuring signature appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks from the event’s restaurant participants. local celebrity chefs will serve as mentors in a team cook-off competition between Cobb County Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, and Marietta Fire Department. Tickets are $75. Please call 770-801-3469 about a discounted rate for Public Safety employees.

FRI AUG 15 MARTINIS AND MUSIC 5:30-8:30 pm Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Join the Museum for live music, a cash bar, and light hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free for MCMA Members and $10 for general admission. Visit www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

Martinis & Music at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

martinisFour times a year, people come to Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art for live music, light refreshments, great art, a cash bar, and a lot of fun. Our Martinis & Music nights are some of our most popular events at the museum. This event is open to the public at $8 per person and is free for museum members. Mark your calendars for Friday, Feb 7, (5:30-8:30pm).  Come mingle and see old friends, meet new friends.

Walk through the galleries, meet new people, and enjoy some fantastic drinks. We will have hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Exhibitions on display during this Martinis and Music are: Realism At

Its Best (the Barnes Family Trust) and Friends (Steve Penley, Ross Rossin & Lu Steed) We are featuring the music of Douglas Cameron.

And an art auction to benefit Hickory Hills Elementary School will be held featuring original works by professional artists and the students of HH.

The Museum is located at 30 Atlanta St., Marietta, GA (just off the square).  Call 770-528–1444 for more information.

Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas events – all in one week!

Calendar of Events – Nov 8 – Nov 16

It never ceases to amaze me how many free and fun events are available to the members of our community.  This next week – is a kaliedoscope of Holiday events and then some.  Enjoy – dress warm.  My friends in Marietta keep talking about the “s” word — (snow).  Enjoy your week.  Carol Thompson, Founder of The Bright Side Community Newspapers.  

wreathFRI NOV 8 – Holiday Open House, Marietta Square. 6-9 pm This annual event kicks off the Holiday shopping season at the Square. Extended shopping hours continue every Friday evening until 8pm through December 20th. Marietta’s unique local shops offer a wide selection of gift ideas from vintage sound systems to original fine art, and everything in between. Information on merchant activities and events in historic downtown Marietta can be found at www.HistoricDowntownMarietta.com or by contacting Mary Koronkowski at maryk@thebrandingproject.com.

SAT NOV 9 MAKE A BURGER, MAKE A FRIEND – at Burger Fi Kennesaw from 11 am to 1 pm.  Benefiting the Georgia chapter of Autism speaks.  Suncoast High School Culinary Club in Riveria Beach, Florida, BurgerFi, and Autism Speaks have partnered together to create a simultaneous national event to be held on November 9, 2013.  BurgerFi is located on Main Street in downtown Kennesaw.  Drop by and have a burger.  

artteen1SAT NOV 9 CHEROKEE HEIGHTS ART FESTIVAL 9-4. Lovingly made local arts and crafts include original paintings, graphics, photography, jewelry, metal work, bird houses, textiles, baked goods, books and much more. Lots of Christmas gifting possibilities The show covers the entire block of Etowah Drive between Freyer and Seminole drives, just one block off Cherokee Street, the one-way street heading north from the Marietta Square. No Admission.

SAT NOV 9 – MARIETTA TREE KEEPERS – Volunteers needed to maintain plantings at Hill Park.  Arrive at 8:30 for donuts and beverages.  All ages welcome, dress for the weather.  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. For more information, please call 770.424.4664.

Eagle_Project_Proposal_003SUN NOV 10- ONE TON UNTIL WE ARE DONE  Campaign.  Please bring your non-perishable food items to the Daily Bread Food Pantry, 3860 Cherokee St. NW, Kennesaw, Sunday, November 10th from 12:30pm-4:pm for drop off, rain or shine. Please go to facebook link to see a list of most-needed items, and join this history-making event! Contact Sky Vinson if you would like to volunteer or your business would like to help by becoming a designated collection point prior to the event. https://www.facebook.com/events/514336025321572

 

VETERANS’ DAY ACTIVITIES

american-flag-2a.jpg (JPEG Image, 640 × 480 pixels)MON NOV 11 MARIETTA’S VETERAN’S DAY PARADE – 11:00 am start.  Leaves Roswell Baptist Church and travels to Marietta Square.  The Grand Marshal is Carol Mutter who is the first female 3 star General Officer in the American Military. Our theme is the contribution of women in the military to defending our freedoms.

MON NOV 11 VETERAN’S LUNCHEON – The City of Kennesaw invites all veterans to lunch in honor of their service to our country  Lunch will be served from noon to 2 at the Ben Robertson Community Center. All veterans and active duty military are invited to attend and no identification will be required.

MON NOV 11  ACWORTH’S VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONY
Join the City of Acworth on Monday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Patriots Point at Cauble Park, home of the Veterans Memorial to honor our nation’s veterans. For more information about the ceremony or to purchase a paver visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or call the Parks and Recreation Office at 770-917-1234.

MON NOV 11 A VETERAN’S  DAY CELEBRATION 7:00 – 8:00pm, presented by Wildwood Baptist Church, 4801 Wade Green Road, Acworth, GA 30101.  Join us for this special event to honor all those who have served.  The program will feature:  New Horizons Band of Marietta, North Cobb High School Chorus, Palmer Middle School Chorus, and Kings Academy JrROTC.  For additional information, visit www.wildwoodbaptist.org  or contact the Church Office @ 770-428-2100 / Email:  info@wildwoodbaptist.org.  

WED NOV 13 MARIETTA COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS – Decorating for Christmas with Greenery.  Speaker Jack Driskell, Lifetime Master Gardener, Cobb County. The meeting will be held at the Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Ave, Marietta, GA, 30060, 770-427-3494.

THUS NOV 14-SUN NOV 17 A RAISIN IN THE SUN. The Marietta High School Theatre Department presents A Raisin in the Sun, on stage in the Marietta Performing Arts Center, Thursday, November 14th – Saturday, November 16th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 17th at 2:00 pm.  Tickets are available online at www.bluedeviltheatre.com.

martiniFRI NOV 15 MARTINIS AND MUSIC 5:30-8:30 pm. Hosted by the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. This event is open to the public at $8 per person and is free for museum members.Enjoy our Shadow Circus and The Portrait Society of Atlanta Exhibits and listen to the music of The Whitefield Academy String Quartet. Live music, Light refreshments, Great art, a Cash bar, and a lot of fun. The Museum is located at 30 Atlanta St., Marietta, GA (just off the square).  Call 770-528–1444 for more information.

turkeySAT NOV 16 & NOV 23. TURKEY SHOOT – 9-4. Allatoona HS Precision Air Rifle Team is hosting a Turkey Shoot   ©Southland Greenhouse 4992 Cobb Parkway corner of 3rd Army Rd Acworth GA . Prizes Frozen Turkeys and other items 12, 20, and 410 Gauge shotguns will be permitted Ammo will be provided  Guns will be available if needed $5.00 per entry Proceeds to benefit the Allatoona H.S. Precision Air Rifle Team. For more information Call 404-405-3167.
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SAT. NOV 16. TREASURE TROT 5K and FUN RUN. 8:00 a.m. Pickett’s Mill Elementary Acworth, Georgia is having it’s 4th Annual Treasure Trot 5K and Fun Run  on Saturday November, 16th, 2013; 8am.  Walk ups welcome!  Starts & ends at Allatoona High School.  To register:  http://pickettsmill.typepad.com/pickettsmillfoundation

santaSAT NOV 16. HILLGROVE BAND HOLIDAY MARKET – Complete with pictures with Santa. Vendors welcome, contact hillgrovebandboosters@gmail.com. Santa has requested that we help MUST Ministries in lieu of paying Santa for his time. We will be collecting food pantry items to give to the families in need. You might just earn some freebies by bringing in some items to donate. The website is ready…come check us out: https://sites.google.com/a/hillgroveband.com/holidaymarket/.