Zombie Walk

Happy Fall You All – Oct 17-28

Saturday, Oct 17

Calendar events with brief descriptions of fun events for the whole family in the next few days, in Acworth, Kennesaw, and Marietta!.

SAT OCT 17 – TASTE OF ACWORTH – 150 booths from local restaurants and businesses demonstrate what they do best.  There will be a local entertainment stage, complete with a dog show, a High School Team Cooking Challenge, children’s activities, lots of food, and more! Free Admission, $1-$4 food samples. 10am-6pm

SAT OCT 17 – MARIETTA ZOMBIE WALK – The gathering of Zombies begins at 5pm with the walk beginning promptly at 6pm. Proceeds and collected food items go directly to MUST Ministries. For more information, visit www.MariettaZombieWalk.org.

SUN OCT 18 – ANNUAL YOUTH TRACK OR TREAT RUN – Benefitting the YWCA of Northwest GA’s “Sheltering Hands” Domestic Violence Shelter. Register online at www.trackortreat.com. Fun activities for the family at Swift Cantrell Park in Kennesaw! Check in beginning at 1:45am, first race at 2:20pm. For more info visit the website above or call 770-427-2902.

FRI-SUN OCT 23-25 – HALLOWEEN CHARITY TENNIS TOURNAMENT – Hosted by Lost Mountain Community Tennis Center to benefit Pets for Vets. All players welcomed. For more information visit www.pets-for-vets.com.

SAT OCT 24 – ACWORTH’S HALLOWEEN JAMBOOREE – Come out for a spooky good time to Logan Park from 3-7pm. Children’s activities (minimal charge), costume contests, free hayride. For more information, email Michelle Berryman at mberryman@acworth.org or call 770-917-1234.

SAT OCT 24 – CLASSIC CAR CRUISE – Halloween themed car show from 4-9pm on Main Street in Acworth. Free event to the public. For more info, call Acworth Parks and Recreation 770-917-1234

SUN OCT 25 – ACWORTH HISTORY & SOUTHERN CHARM – A tour of Acworth with wine and cheese. Begins at 4pm at 4671 Collins Ave, Acworth. Tour a victorian home, Cedar Plantation Event Venue, Acworth Caboose, Beach house and more. $40 per person, proceeds benefit Brookwood Christian School’s building fund. Visit www.brookwoodchristian.com to purchase tickets.

MON OCT 26 – CANDIDATE FORUM – The Kennesaw Business Association will host a Candidates Forum for all candidates running in the City of Kennesaw at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Doors open at 6. Moderator: Joe Kirby, Editor of the Marietta Daily Journal

WED OCT 28 – HEALTHY. NEW.YOU TALK – 7pm, hosted by Brain Connections, 5150 Stilesboro Rd, Ste 515, Kennesaw. The doctors will share how to experience optimum health and getting in the best shape of their lives. Please call 678-401-4566 to RSVP.

What’s on the Agenda for this Weekend?

October is the month that I wish Mother Nature would add three more weekends.  The weather is fantastic and there are so many things to chose from, one has to be tripletts to enjoy them all — and these are just our very own community events.

THU/FRI OCT 17-18 – EAST HAMPTON HOLIDAY GIFT SALE –  2055 Kinsmon Dr, Marietta, Thur 5-9pm, Fri. 9am-4pm.  Shop unique gifts from local vendors.  Proceeds will be donated to local charities.  Vendors contact Janice at jachill1414@aol.com

FRI. OCT 18 – 80’S NIGHT THROWBACK PARTY – 6-10pm at SkyZone Kennesaw!  Dress in your favorite costume and receive a discount coupon for your next visit.  Prizes awarded for best costume.  Portion of the proceeds will benefit the YWCA of Northwest Georgia.  Bring a pack of diapers and receive a FREE 30 Minute jump pass for a future visit.  For more info visit www.skyzone.com/kennesaw or call 678-426-4400.

SAT. OCT 19 – Superheroes Vs. Villians 5K – West Cobb near Required* Fitness.  Sign up at active.com, in store registration at Required* Fitness or Big Peach Running Company.

SAT OCT 19 – NORTH STAR’S BOLD 5K – The event begins at 9:00 am and will be held at Allatoona High School.  A fun exercise through the wooded areas of the school — a little different than most courses and fall is the perfect time of the year for this type of run/walk.  For more information and to register visit www.northstarchurch.org/boldrun or register in person at Big Peach Running Co., Kennesaw.  Cost is $25 for 5K through Oct 10.

SAT. OCT 19 – FIRST AID/CPR CLASS – from 9am-12pm at Kennesaw Primrose School of Kennesaw North.  $25 registration for the 3 hour class.  Become certified, valid for two years.  Registration is limited.  Call 770-218-3500 or email kennesawnorth@gmail.com to register.

SAT OCT 19 – HISTORY OF CAMP MCDONALD LECTURE – event to be held in the City of Kennesaw’s Council Chambers, presented by Michael Shaffer, Asst. Director of KSU’s Civil War Center.  Lecture begins at 10am.  Free to the public.  Email info@campmcdonaldpark.org or visit www.campmcdonaldpark.org for more info.

SAT OCT 19 – BIRD WATCHER SUPPLY COMPANY – 25th Anniversary Celebration. 10-6 at the Kennesaw Store. 2615 George Busbee Pkwy. Kennesaw. GA 770-499-7597.  Free refreshments, hourly drawings. Register for a change to win a $1000 Visa Gift Card and one of five $100 Bird Watcher Gift Cards.  Bring your friends.

SAT OCT 19 – MARIETTA HARVEST SQUARE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL – 9am-5pm on the Marietta Square.  Featuring local artists with a variety of products from paintings, pottery, woodwork, metal work, jewelry, glass, fabric and floral designs.  Halloween happenings for children featuring games and kid friendly activities starts at 1:00 pm.

SAT OCT 19- ZOMBIE WALK – The undead are coming back to help MUST Ministries!  Zombies will take over Glover Park at 5pm for a not so brisk 0.8 mile stumble that begins at 6pm.  Bring your best zombie look and food donations (or cash/credit card donations) to the Marietta Square.

SAT OCT 19 – GREAT GIG DANCE CO. ANNUAL SIDEWALK SALE – Shop a huge selection of gently used dance costumes, leotards, jeans, tutus, shoes, hairbows and more!  Great for dress up and/or halloween costumes.  Great Gig is located at 4200 Wade Green Road (in the Big Lots shopping center).

SAT OCT 19 – HAPPY TRAILS PET CENTER ANNIVERSARY PARTY – 4-8PM, Celebrating one year anniversary.  Great party with treats and prizes.  Fun for the whole family!  For more info call Ben at 678-402-5025.

SAT. OCT 19 – BATTLE OF KENNESAW MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS CHAMPIONSHIPS – at Chattahoochee Technical College, 5198 Ross Road, Acworth.  This is the 11th annual battle hosted by ETO.  For more info, call 770-528-9821 or visit www.myeto.com.

ZOMBIE WALK – on the Square OCT 19.

zombiefamily79_nWe had hoped all was well…apparently, we were dead wrong. The undead  of  Marietta, Georgia are coming  back  again  to help  our community of the living on October 19, 2013 and  for the  third  year the zombies will bring donations to support  MUST Ministries.  This year we will be a part of the Marietta Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival October 19, 2013.  After the festival closes at 5pm the zombies will then take over for the Gathering & Infestation.  After the walk, make it a haunted evening with the family as Carnival of Doom presents a Creature Feature “drive-in” double-feature in Glover Park: Attack Of The Monsters & Night Of The Living Dead.
What’s a Zombie Walk?  A Zombie Walk is an organized  (as organized as zombies can be) public gathering of people dressed  in zombie costumes (we hope these are only costumes).  The  walks  take place in an urban center as the participants make their way around  city streets and  through  public  spaces in an orderly fashion.  In Marietta, the undead  will again roam the streets around Marietta Square in a not-so-brisk 0.8 mile stumble.  This is an undead family event.

There’s a little undead  in all of us,  so bring out your  best zombie  look and  food donations (human cash & credit card donations work) and join  the local undead  in Marietta Square.  Spectators are welcome to come play with us while helping  the local food pantry   The Gathering starts at 5pm in Glover Park after the  Festival.   The Walk starts promptly at 6pm.  Makeup artists will be on hand  during  the festival  to help bring out the undead for a monetary donation or arrive already in character using your own creativity.  More info at http://mariettazombiewalk.org.