Calendar ~ Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, Cobb Cty GA

published June 23 2018.

JUNE/JULY 2018  EVENTS FOR ACWORTH, KENNESAW, MARIETTA, Cobb County, GA

The details of the events are available in our Acworth/Kennesaw/Marietta paper published online at www.brightsidenews.com.  Select the paper from the menu on the left, when the page opens, click at the top and download as a pdf.

JUNE/JULY SUMMER ART CLASSES FOR TEENS – The Art Station-Big Shanty offers a wide variety of youth art classes throughout June and July. Ages 11-18 have exciting options, such as, Stop Motion Animation, Pottery on the Wheel, Improv and more! Classes are available for mornings or afternoons, meet Monday-Friday, and change weekly. There is something different to discover every week. The Art Station-Big Shanty is located at 2050 Kennesaw Due West by Kennesaw Mountain High School. For more information visit artstationcobb.org or call 770-514-5930.

REGISTER NOW for MPD POLICE ACADEMY This FREE 11 week program begins Thursday, July 16 and will be held every Thursday evening from 6 – 9 pm. The Academy is open to residents, and business or property owners of the City of Marietta pending a background check. Applications are available at the front desk of the Marietta Police Department (240 Lemon Street), or online at https://www.mariettaga.gov. Anyone with questions about the program should contact the Citizens Police Academy Coordinator, Officer P. Hill, at 770-794-5356 or via email at phill@mariettaga.gov

THURS. JUNE 28 – GONE WITH THE WIND OPEN HOUSE. The move to Crumby Hall is finished and Connie Southerland, Director, invites are to come sit on their front port on Thursday, June 28 from 5- 7 pm. Historic Brumby Hall is located at 472 Powder Springs St., Marietta – just off the Square.

FRI JUNE 29 BURGERS FOR THE BRAVE 12-2 PM. Hosted by: Lost Mountain Dental. As a “Thank you” to our local first responders, Lost Mountain Dental will be hosting Burgers for the Brave. In appreciation for keeping our community safe, we welcome local firefighters, EMTs, and police officers to stop by and enjoy lunch on us. This event will be held Friday June 29, 2018 from 12pm-2pm. Our office is located at 3591 Mary Eliza Trace Marietta, GA 30064. Dr. Mulkey and his team look forward to serving our local heroes.

SAT JUNE 30 TREEMENDOUS PLAY HOUSES at SMITH GILBERT GARDENS opens . Let your imagination climb” features a series of creative, interactive, outdoor play structures, designed and built by area students and professionals. Presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the exhibition runs from Tuesday, June 19, through the end of September, and is included in the price of garden admission.

SAT JUNE 30 -KSU 2018 Star-Spangled Spectacular. Kick off your Independence Day celebration at Kennesaw State University’s 11th Annual Star-Spangled Spectacular on Saturday, June 30, 2018! This year’s event will be held at a new venue location: Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University’s Sports + Entertainment Park. This free, annual event features a patriotic concert with performances by the KSU Big Band and KSU Summer Orchestra followed by a spectacular fireworks finale. Beginning at 5 p.m., the Family Fun Festival features pre-concert activities  for kids plus food vendors, exhibitors and vendors from the KSU community. Visit StarSpangledKSU.com for more information.

MON JULY 2 Horizon League: Fall Baseball – Registration begins July 2nd for the Fall Horizon Baseball League. The Horizon League is a non-competitive baseball league for athletes ages 5 years and older with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Games will be played on the Horizon Field (4000 South Main Street, Acworth 30101). The cost of the league is $15 per player. Games begin on Thursday, September 6 and continue through Saturday, October 20.  There will be no games during the week of Cobb County Fall Break.  Register online at www.acworthspecialneeds.com or at the Acworth Parks, Recreation, and Community Resource Department located at 4762 Logan Rd, Acworth 30101

TUES JULY 3 BUTTERFLY HOUSE at SMITH GILBERT GARDENS opens. The exhibit features a butterfly house where visitors can observe native species including Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Gulf Fritillaries, Tiger Swallowtails and many more, in all stages of life. Guests will also be inspired by the Southern Living® Pollinator Garden, featuring a variety of butterfly and bee-friendly plants that are suitable for home landscaping. Visit smithgilbertgardens.com or call 770-919-0248 for complete details.

TUES JULY 3 KENNESAW’S JULY 3 Independence Day Celebration. The City of Kennesaw’s 2018 pre-Independence Day celebration of freedom, music and fireworks is one of the biggest and best in North Georgia! Salute to America eventgoers will be treated to two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors and plenty of activities for the kids. Admission is FREE. This year’s headliner is Head Games–The Foreigner Tribute Band, who will be performing all of the legendary rock band’s classic songs on the Depot Stage beginning at 7:00 p.m. The evening will be capped off with a brilliant fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m. A limited number of tables located in front of the Depot Stage can be reserved for only $75 per table. With the exception of reserved tables, all seating will be general admission, so bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chairs. More Information is available at www.kennesawjuly3.com.

WED JULY 4 MARIETTA’S JULY 4 CELEBRATION AND PARADE (Presented by Superior Plumbing) Grab your American flag, put on your red, white and blue, and celebrate America’s independence July 4, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with an Independence Day parade and celebration on the Square presented by Superior Plumbing, free live concerts, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and the City of Marietta fireworks finale. Throughout the day, more than 80,000 people are expected to celebrate on the Square with great food, fun activities, the best arts and crafts around and free entertainment from Departure, a Journey Tribute Band. Opening for Departure is Jon Byrd, Playing all of your favorite country songs. Concerts are presented by 94.9 The Bull. For more information contact the City of Marietta Parks, Recreation and Facilities at (770) 794-5601  or www.mariettaga.gov

WED. JULY 4 ACWORTH’S July 4th CELEBRATION! The City of Acworth and the Acworth Business Association are proud to present one of the largest fireworks extravaganzas in Metro Atlanta. On Wednesday, July 4, Cauble Park will come alive with music, fireworks, laughter and fun.at Cauble Live music starts at 4:00 p.m.  The Paul Hand Band will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. As tradition holds, there will be special tribute to all those men and women who have served in our Armed Forces at 7:45 p.m. Then our  headliners “FLASHBACK” takes the stage at 8:00 p.m. And then Fireworks begins at approximately 9:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is free; however tables are available for the July 4 concert. Tables are $50 each for City of Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. With the table you get 6 chairs. SHUTTLE from downtown Acworth available. There will be food vendors on-site selling a variety of options beginning at noon. To purchase a table, or for more information on this event visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org

THURS JULY 5 – ABA LUNCHEON IS CANCELED. The association invites our community to join them at the Acworth Concert and Fireworks on Wednesday, July 4.

SAT JULY 7 SPORTS FANATIC 5K – Major fundraiser for the DAVE KRACHE Foundation. Helping kids in need play the sports they love! Saturday JULY 7, 2018 in downtown Kennesaw. Register online at kennesawgrandprix.com or at Big Peach Running Co., Kennesaw. The fun begins at 7:30 am with the 1 Mile Fun Run, and the 5K Run/Walk starts at 8:00 am. A perfect event for the whole family.

SAT JULY 7 ACWORTH ARTS ALLIANCE OPEN HOURSE 6-9 pm. “Summer Splash,” is the exhibit at the Art House in Acworth, on display through July 28. For more information please call: 678-543-5777 or email Cathy Green at: acworthartsalliance@gmail.com.

TUES JULY 10 ACWORTH HISTORY FOUNDATION July speaker is Joe Bozeman of Kennesaw. The program begins at 7:00 pm at the Roberts Community and Education Center.

TUES JULY 17 HOLBROOK Independent Living invites the public to lunch at Brookstone Country Club from 11:30 until 1:00 pm. RSVP to 470-632-2655.

SUN JULY 22 BABBI MASON TO APPEAR
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Celebrate With Us at the SARDIS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Womens’s Day Program on Sunday July 22nd, 2018 at our Morning Worship Service 11:00 am 2741 S. Main Street. Kennesaw Ga 30144 Our Special Guest: Ms. Babbie Mason All are Invited

FARMER’S MARKETS – LOCAL

MONDAYS KENNESAW FARMER’S MARKET 3:30-7:30 PM. The Farmer’s market will offer a variety of fresh vegetables & fruits, baked goods, prepared goods, jams & jellies, locally produced honey and more! The market will be in the circle this season with the food trucks. Some vendors require cash but many take debit/credit cards. Hours for FM are 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. At the depot in downtown Kennesaw.

MONDAYS DINNER AT THE DEPOT 5:30-8:30 A variety of food trucks will rotate throughout the season. Food trucks take cash, credit and debit cards.There will be live music each week and different types of entertainment throughout the season. There are tables and chairs for guests on site or they are welcome to bring their own chairs and picnic blankets. At the depot in downtown Kennesaw.

TUESDAYS COBB COUNTY FARM BUREAU FARMERS MARKET Lost Mountain Park. We’ll be there every Tuesday from now thru September from 3 – 7 PM. The goal for Cobb County Farm Bureau Farmers Market is to promote agriculture and give consumers an opportunity to connect with local farmers and businesses. Our vendors grow/produce all of their products. I appreciate your consideration.

FRIDAYS ACWORTH FARMER’S MARKET The Historic Downtown Acworth Farmer’s Market is open for this season  and will continue each Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. until noon through Friday, October 26. The market is located in Historic Downtown Acworth in the Acworth First Baptist Church Parking Lot on the north end of Main Street. The Acworth Farmer’s Market is sponsored by the Acworth Downtown Development Authority. If you are interested in more information on being a vendor or just have questions about the market, please call 770-917-1234.

SAT/SUN  – MARIETTA FARMER’S MARKET. Year round on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Sundays: May-October – 12 pm till 3 pm. Takes up residence on N. Park Square. Market customers have a variety of produce to choose from including heirloom tomatoes, fruits and vegetables that are rarely, available from the grocery store. Plus staples such as potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, beans, amazing cut flower arrangements, local honey, herbal soaps, whole grain breads, fudge pies, jelly, jam and preserves. Contact Market Director Johnny Fulmer at 770-499-9393 or Jfulmer@churchstreetmarket.com or visit mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com

ONGOING EVENTS

TUESDAYS: Acworth Library Storytime in the Park 10:30. Join us every Tuesday morning, for outdoor storytime in beautiful Frana Brown Park located in downtown Acworth, right across from the Post Office.  Bring a towel or blanket to sit on and some snacks! All ages are welcome! Frana Brown Park is located at 4901 North Main Street, Acworth, GA 30101. No registration required. We will meet at the park at 10:30 am. In the event of rain, we will meet in the library.

SECOND TUESDAY EACH MONTH – POP IN FOR POP CULTURE – Join us at the Marietta Museum of History from 4pm-8pm. We will have foot tastings, activities, and vintage commercials. All included in the price of regular admission. For more info visit www.MariettaHistory.org

WED 5-7 & SAT 2-4 : WINE TASTINGS at Marietta Wine Market.  18 Powder Springs St SE, Marietta, GA 30064. (770) 919-1574

WED & SAT SOUTHERN MUSEUM BRAIN TRAIN The Southern Museum Education Program presents BRAIN TRAIN – a summer S.T.E.A.M. Workshop for families with kids ages 5-12. They are held on the second Wednesday and following Saturday during June, July and August. Program is FREE for members or with museum admission for nonmembers. Drop in anytime. Visit Southernmuseum.org for more information. The Museum is located at 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw.

THURSDAYS: SOUTHERN MUSEUM MOMMY & ME CLASSES. Join us each Thursday from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm for Mommy & Me! Our program is specifically designed for children aged 3-5 and their caregivers. Discover and explore the world around us through play! Create, experiment, investigate, and learn together. Each week has a different theme, and lots of fun new activities to play with. Cost is included in museum admission and free for museum members.

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH – FRI MAR 2-FRI NOV 2 – MARIETTA ART WALK – 5:30-9:00.  Art Walk celebrates the vitality of Marietta’s diverse cultural Arts scene with artists, businesses, and organizations representing avariety of artistic disciplines. To learn more contact Stephanie Coston at stephaniecoston07@gmail.com or visit www.ArtWalkMarietta.com.

FRIDAY/SATURDAYS 
“Lumiere Lounge” (6-10pm) on the second floor at the Strand Theatre Come to the Strand and pay homage to the days of old with a silent film inspired piano bar and lounge! As you sink into a plush couch or join a friend at a café table, the modern world seems to drift away as classic silent films quietly flicker in the background while a live pianist plays. The Lumière Lounge will feature specialty cocktails made with local ‘Hometown Honey’ in addition to a full bar. Lumière is held on the second floor lounge on select Friday and Saturday nights from 6-10pm. Check the calendar at www.earlsmithstrand.org for more details or call the box office at 770.293.0080 to get added to the mailing for our evening bar events.

GHOSTS OF MARIETTA WALKING TOUR (7:30pm) Walk the streets of our haunted city by lantern light, guided by one of our talented storytellers. This tour is approximately 90 minutes and the walk is under a mile. Ghost tours are at 7:30pm every Thur, Fri & Sat. Paid reservations required in advance. 770-425-1006. www.ghostsofmarietta.com

SATURDAYS  MARIETTA SQUARE ARTISAN MARKET is on Second and Fourth Saturdays.  April through November. The Marietta Square Artisan Market is an open-air showcase of locally-created fine art and premium hand-crafted goods. It is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm from April to November. Enjoy the paintings, drawings, and photography of fine artists settled alongside skilled craftspeople who feature an eclectic roster of distinctive goods including fire pits, cutting boards, terraria, pens, and fine jewelry. Located on Mill Street adjacent to Glover Park.  More info at www.artistsmarketmarietta.com.

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