A Lot Going on This Weekend

You can tell the lazy days of summer are over, as the activities for our area have grown expotentially.  Below are some of the exciting events going on in Acworth, Kennesaw and Marietta — just for this weekend.  Enjoy.

FRI SEPT 5 – FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK 5-9 – ON THE Square in Marietta. over 30 artists showing their work in front of numerous merchants, restaurants and galleries hosting them. In Atherton Square, behind Cool Beans and Hemmingways, Art Walk presents Tavern in the gARTen, selling beer and wine. Additional musicians and performing artists will be found throughout the Square, hosted by participating merchants.  Ask an Art Walk Ambassador for a map and directions.  You can identify them by their distinct white Art Walk aprons. Kick-off your weekend with First Friday Art Walk. Visit http://artwalkmarietta.com/

FRI/SAT SEPT 5/6 – COVERING THE BASES – Acworth Police Department fundraiser for Horizon Field and Leauge. Events include a Carnival, Lego movie, midnight kickball, cornhole and much more. Please come out and help us with this great cause. For online donations, volunteer sign up, kickball sign up, and other information, please visit www.coveringthebases.org.

SAT SEPT 6 – GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE 5K 7:30AM 1 Mile Fun Run /8:00AM 5k /8:55AM Tot Trot /9:15AM Awards Ceremony. Sponsored by the Kennesaw Museum Foundation. Runners may register at the Southern Museum, at any Big Peach Running Co. store or online at active.com. For more information about running or volunteering, please contact the Kennesaw Museum Foundation at foundation@southernmuseum.org or 770.427.2117 ext. 3174.

SAT SEPT 6 – TASTE OF KENNESAW 11-8 downtown Kennesaw. Who doesn’t like to eat? This is a great way to sample all your favorite restaurants again and again!Admission is FREE and samples may be purchased from 1 dollar up to 4 dollars. We are expecting more than 30 restaurants. For more information about the 2014 Taste Kennesaw, please contact Peter Jezerinac at JRM Management Services, Inc. at 770-423-1330 or pjezerinac@jrmmanagement.com.

SAT SEPT 6 – MARIETTA MUTT STRUTT 10-3 Marietta First United Methodist Church 56 Whitlock Ave., SW, just off of the Marietta Square. The event is being held to support and raise awareness of Sweetwater Mission, a nonprofit that has been helping families with food, clothing, job training and more since 1968. Over 60 vendors will showcase their wares. We have something for everyone, from Harley Davidson and Luxury Cars to artisans and entertainment! Be sure to take Fido to the Bone Bar, where nearly 4000 pounds of dog treats are available for you to scoop – and they’re free! Vendor information and dog parade registrations can be found on the website at www.SweetwaterMission.org. or you can call Linda Oviatt at 770-241-4302 for more information.

SAT SEPT 6 – YOUTH MUSEUM FUNDRAISER – The Youth Museum is holding its Twelfth Annual BBQ and Silent Auction on Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, celebrating over 44 years of serving students in Cobb County and the metro area. Delicious BBQ , live music , tours of the Museum’s current exhibit,  and a fabulous Silent Auction will be the highlights of the evening. Sam Heaton, Director of Cobb County Department of Public Safety, will be the emcee. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Please call the Museum during business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM at 770.427.2563. Email youthmuseum@aol.com or find us online atwww.theyouthmuseum.org.  http://wp.me/p34RZp-7oz