Weekend Happenings in our Community

FRI MAY 17 Relay For Life 7:00 PM JIM MILLER PARK. Every year thousands of Cobb County residents descend on Jim Miller Park in a 12-hour show of solidarity in the fight against cancer. This year the walkers will also be celebrating a milestone as the Cobb County American Cancer Society Relay For Life® will celebrate its 20th year. This year’s event, which will again be at Jim Miller Park, starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17th and lasts for 12 hours.

SAT MAY 18 Pigs for Pups Fundraiser 11-3. The Canine Pitner Park Parents (a non-profit group) is hosting its first annual Spring BBQ fundraiser at the Pitner Dog park pavilion, located at 2450 Pitner Road, Acworth, GA. 30101.   The fundraiser will provide funds to further improve the Pitner Dog Park.   BBQ lunches will be sold to help raise funds for the park.  We ask that all dogs be leashed and well behaved for an enjoyable event.  Observation of the rules and regulations of the park are strongly urged. For more information please email conniea.amado@gmail.com.

SAT MAY 18 COME FIND YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND 10-4 Cobb County Animal Control is hosting it’s Annual Spring ADOPTATHON on Saturday, May 18 from 10am-4pm..  Over 300 dogs and cats have been adopted to forever homes from these special events.   If you have been thinking of bringing a new dog or cat, puppy or kitten into your home, there are special adoption rates that day.  In addition, there will be vendors, police K9 dog demonstrations, food, our fabulous DJ, and great raffle prizes.

fun this way to the fun clipart1FRI & SAT MAY 17 & 18  Pro Wakeboard Tour. The Pro Wakeboard Tour makes its return to Cauble Park, Lake Acworth in Acworth, Georgia on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18.  On Friday, the event begins around 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Main Event will take place on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Parking will be available at the park May 17.  Limited parking will be available at the park on May 18.  Shuttles will be provided from Downtown Acworth.  For more information on the event, contact the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department at 770-917-1234 or visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org.

SAT MAY 18 Kennesaw Cemetery Clean-up Day.  The Kennesaw Cemetery Preservation Commission is hosting a clean-up and beautification day for Kennesaw’s historic cemetery on Saturday, May 4 from 10 am to 2 pm. The cemetery is located at Main and Cemetery Streets downtown.  Cleaning materials (except gloves) will be supplied.  Free lunch and drinks as well as live entertainment are also provided.  All are welcomed to come and participate.

SAT MAY 18 Kennesaw Family Life Tracks 10am-2pm. A community outreach program to encourage fit friendly family lifestyles. Focusing on financial, physical, social, and emotional health. There will be healthy treats, bounce house, face painting. All services are complimentary and sponsored by Sardis Missionary Baptist Church, 2741 S Main St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

pagentcrownSAT MAY 18 MISS BUTTERFLY BEAUTY PAGEANT 10:30.  Miss Teen Georgia American Beauty 2013, Lauren Debranski is hosting a beauty pageant to raise money for the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.  The pageant will be held at the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village Theater in Woodstock. Email ldebranski@comcast.net for entry form or questions. Donations to help cover expenses so that more money can go to BTFC can be made via paypal to ldebranski@comcast.net or checks can be made payable to Miss Butterfly Beauty Pageant, Inc. Please email or call (770) 926-4540 if you have any questions on how you can help! Thank You!