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Christmas Toys for Our Local Service Men and Women

toys1THE THINK MELISSA TEAM is collecting toys and gift cards to support our local military families through The Georgia National Guard Family Program Office.  Thank you in advance for your contributions and making this an amazing Christmas for these well deserving families, who sacrifice for us all.

Please help spread the word.  The donation deadline is 12/14/16.

With all the financial cutbacks, we are seeing more and more of our Service Members and Families struggling to make ends meet. Now more than ever we are really relying on volunteers and your kind donations. The Christmas Assistance Program is designed to be a supplemental program for Service Members that are struggling financially (due to unemployment, underemployment, illness, wounded or a single parent, etc.) and are not able to provide for their children. Those in need may be deployed, have recently returned from overseas, are classified as a wounded warrior or are a traditional National Guardsman.

You can deliver your donations (UNWRAPPED PLEASE) to my office (Atlanta Communities, 3405 Dallas Hwy #720, Marietta, GA 30064 – Attention Melissa Krudwig) in Marietta;  to BounceU, 1634 Cobb International Blvd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152; Aqua-Tots, 2655 Cobb Pkwy NW Suite 102, Kennesaw, GA 30152; or contact me to coordinate another option at 770-310-3269 (M) or Melissa@ThinkMelissa.com.

We thank you in advance for your willingness to help our Men and Woman who selflessly serve our county.

All the Best, Melissa, Angie, Kristie, and Kim

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Winter Wonderland, Holiday Express and More

aidensiceskatephotoFRI NOV 18 – WINTER WONDERLAND RETURNS TO MARIETTA – First day to ice skate on the Square in Marietta. Winter Wonderland. The merchants on the square will host their Holiday Open House and Candlelight Shopping. Open House will be held from 6-9.  For more information for ice skating hours and the Santa hours on the Square and online bookings for Santa, please visit the Winter Wonderland website www. winterwonderlandmarietta.com

bravoFRI-SUN NOV 18-20 – HOLIDAY EXPRESS: A NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE – Bravo Dance Center invites you to come aboard as their train journeys north from the Blue Ridge Mountains to New York City to deliver the Christmas Tree to Rockefeller Center. Four shows will be held at the Strand (on the Square, Marietta): Friday Nov 18 at 8pm, Saturday Nov 19 at 3pm and 7pm, Sunday Nov 20 at 3pm. Tickets: $15 or $18 and are available at www.Tututix.com/bravodancecenterga.com

SAT NOV 19 – ACWORTH’S TURKEY CHASE – Enjoy an exhilarating 5K run through Historic Downtown Acworth and along the shores of beautiful Lake Acworth. Walk, jog, or run, participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. Begins at 9am. For more information, to register and for sponsorship opportunities visit  www.acworthturkeychase.com.

TUE NOV 29 – KENNESAW TREE LIGHTING –  Join Mayor Easterling and other city officials at the pedestrian underpass plaza directly across from Revival on Main in downtown Kennesaw as they “flip the switch” to illuminate the official Christmas tree. The free program begins at 6 pm and will include festive choral music and sing-along, light refreshments, and plenty of holiday cheer. For more information, visit kennesaw-ga.gov or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.

What’s on the Calendar through Nov 12

Our community is celebrating our vets in the coming week along with many other things.  Take time out to thank a veteran or active military serving for taking care of us.patriotspoint2

MON NOV 7 – MARIETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON 11:00 – 1:00 Radisson Hotel, Marietta.  Guest Speaker Donna C Rowe, US Army Nurse Corps 1964-1969. To make a reservation visit www.mariettabusiness.biz

TUE NOV 8 – ELECTION DAY – Get Out and Vote! It is your civic duty! Visit www.cobbelections.org to find your voting precinct if you live in Cobb.

TUE NOV 8 – KENNESAW BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON 11:00 – 1:00 KSU Community Center. Come meet the Braves manager: Brian Snitker.  To make a reservation visit www.kennesawbusiness.org.

WED NOV 9 – BLOOD DRIVE – McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church, 4075 Macland Road, Powder Springs, is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in Oaks Hall. To schedule an appointment, www.redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code mmumc, or call 1-800-Red-Cross. For more information, contact Nancy Folds at (770) 943-3008, x5002 or nfolds@mceachernumc.org.

WED NOV 9 – GARDEN CLUB MEETING – Come and socialize and listen to this month’s program on “Let the Holiday Season Begin! Ideas for holiday decor”. This meeting is also our annual bake sale so come prepared to purchase delicious edibles. The Marietta Council of Garden Clubs meeting will be held at the Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Ave, Marietta, GA, 30060, 770-427-3494.

FRI NOV 11 – VETERANS DAY PARADE – The City of Marietta and the Kiwanis Club of Marietta’s will host the 12th Annual Veterans Day Parade at 11am on the Marietta Square. Grand Marshall for the 2016 Veterans Day Parade is Captain Ed Gallrein, United States Navy SEAL (retired).

FRI NOV 11 VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON sponsored by the City of Kennesaw and American Legion Post 304.  Lunch is complimentary to all veterans and active military personnel.  The event will be held from noon – 2 pm at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw.

FRI NOV 11 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY sponsored by the City of Acworth.  Join us on Friday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Patriots Point at Cauble Park, home of the Veterans Memorial to honor our nation’s veterans.  This year’s keynote speaker is State Representative Ed Setzler, Mr. Setzler served on active duty for nine years as an officer in the US Army.

FRI NOV 11 MARTINIS AND MUSIC – Marietta Cobb Museum of Art 5:30-8:30 pm. Entertainment by Boozer McClure & Friends. Light Hors D’oeuvres & Cash Bar Free to members; $10 for non-members Contact Sally Macaulay at smacaulaymcma@bellsouth.net for more information!

SAT NOV 12 – WOMAN’S HEART LUNCHEON – Kennesaw First Baptist Church Women’s Ministry presents the 15th annual “Woman’s Heart Luncheon” at 1:00 pm.  Yvonne Conte, a Christian comedienne, will be the guest speaker.  You can check her out at www.yvonneconte.com.  Tickets are $10 and include admission and meal.  For tickets or more information contact Debbie Rivera at 770-427-3109 or drivera@kfbc.org.

SAT NOV 12 – HOLIDAY BAZAAR – Friends in Faith Holiday Bazaar will be held from 9:00-3:00 at Kennesaw United Methodist Church in our Christian Activity Center. Start your holiday shopping here! If you are an individual or direct sales vendor who would like to participate, we are still accepting applications. Please contact Lynnewatts@comcast.net for an application.

SAT NOV 12 – ELECTRONICS & PAINT RECYCLING – Hosted by Harrison High School Bands in the upper parking lot of Harrison High School from 9am-5pm. There is a $10.00 requested donation per car load. 100% of the donation goes to the HHS Bands program. There is a $20.00 processing fee for 1 TV/monitor and $15.00 each for 2 or more. A portion of this amount goes to HHS Bands as well. We are now offering large item pick-ups for an additional donation fee. Contact us at harrisonrecycling@gmail.com to get details or schedule a pick-up.

SAT NOV 12 – CHEROKEE HEIGHTS ARTS FESTIVAL – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Etowah Drive between Freyer and Seminole Drives in Marietta. There is no admission charge and all parking is free. Enjoy a wide variety of local arts and crafts, entertainment and children’s art-play booths.

SAT NOV 12 – INDOOR ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR – 10am-4pm; Cartersville Civic Center 435 W. Main St.  Over 70 vendors with handcrafted items. Food and drink available for purchase.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping & have some lunch.  Free admission and parking. Sponsored by Friends of Bartow County Library.

SAT NOV 12 – MARIETTA TREE KEEPERS – Join us as we plant trees in the Marietta City Cemetery at 8:30am. The parking/sign-in address is: Brown Park, 358 West Atlanta St., Marietta, 30064, look for the green signage. In case of bad weather please call 770-424-4664 for weather updates and rain date.

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Family Fun Events – Oct 6-10

chalktoberfestSAT-SUN OCT 8-9 CHALKTOBERFEST – on the Square in Marietta.  Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art  presents its annual Chalktoberfest that takes place around the Marietta Square and down Atlanta Street to the museum. This year, the Chalktoberfest theme is “Old Masters” and will feature over 80 contracted, professional chalk artists from around the US, Mexico and Canada. Artists will draw in front of spectators during both dates from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to MCMA is free for the duration of the festival.
On Saturday, Oct. 8th, Chalktoberfest includes their annual Craft Beer Festival in conjunction with the Chalk Festival.  This Craft Beer Festival allows visitors to walk around and enjoy the Chalk Art while drinking samples. Chalktoberfest will feature an after hours concert in the Park with live music by A1A the Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band starting at 6:00pm.  Check the Chalktoberfest Website for the purchase of concert tables.
On Sunday, Oct. 9th, Chalktoberfest will bring in their Creative Kids craft-making section 1:00pm – 5:00pm, geared toward children of all ages – and host their non-professional Chalk Competition with Youth, Teen, School, and Adult Divisions.  Competition starts at 10:00am.  Winners announced at 3:00pm.  The Professional Chalk area will be available to view until 8:00pm Sunday night.

THU-SUN OCT 6-16 – “HAMLET” – at Theatre in the Square, Marietta. The show, directed by Emil Thomas, is set in a contemporary world.‘I am excited to be bringing a contemporary version of Hamlet to Marietta,’ says Thomas. ‘I think it will put a new twist on the play and really entertain’. Tickets are available at www.theatreinthesquare.net The theater is located at 11 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta, GA 30064. Phone: (770) 422-8369.

FRI OCT 7 – MARIETTA SQUARE ART WALK – Enjoy the fall season with colorful works of art at the square. This is a self guided tour from 5-9pm. Visit the art galleries, museums, boutiques and restaurants!

FRI-SAT OCT 7-8 – ALLATOONA BOOK FESTIVAL – Award-winning author Janisse Ray will keynote the Allatoona Book Festival at the Roberts Community Center in Acworth which will include speakers, panels and workshops featuring area authors specializing in a variety of genres. Saturday includes a full day of workshops, panels and speakers starting at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast hosted by Acworth Tourism. The event is sponsored by the Acworth Cultural Arts Center. It is free and open to the public.

img_2924FRI-SUN OCT 7-9 – “ON THE RADIO” PERFORMANCE – Presented by CCEPA (Pebblebrook’s ComPA). Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Show times: Fri. and Sat. at 7:30pm, Sun. at 3:30pm. Join us for a high-energy, non-stop hour of fun recalling the great hits of the past featuring the 24 talented singers, dancers, and actors of CCCEPA’s premier musical theatre troupe, ComPAny 2017. In addition to a whole section of jazz standards, this year’s show features many of your favorite pop songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Tickets are $10.00 and available online at http://cccepa.tix.com only and cannot be purchased by calling the Anderson Theatre box office.

SAT OCT 8 – TIM CRUNK MEMORIAL 5K – The event starts at 8AM with a 1 Mile Fun Run for Kids beginning at 9AM. Registration begins at 7AM.  The course is spread out around Cedarcrest Church and includes running through neighborhoods bordering Lake Allatoona. Parking at Cedarcrest Church, 4600 Cobb Parkway, Acworth. Register online at www.cdedarcrestchurch.com/tim-crunk. Funds raised are used to provide schools and educators with the training, supplies, and support they need to create a successful environment for hundreds of students around Haiti.

SAT OCT 8 – SHREDDING DAY – City of Marietta and Keep Marietta Beautiful invite you to participate in their Shred Documents Saturday.  The event will be from 9:00 am till Noon at 591 N. Marietta Pkwy, just east of Fairground on the N. Loop.  For more information contact KMB at 770-794-5606.

SAT OCT 8 – MARIETTA TREE KEEPERS DAY – Calling for volunteers of all ages to come out and assist as we maintain Hill Park. 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. Please arrive by 8:30am. For more info, please call 770-424-4664.

SAT OCT 8 – NCHS ORCHESTRA YARD SALE – 8:00 am-2:00 pm – North Cobb HS Cafeteria. Come out and support the North Cobb Orchestra. All proceeds from this event will help offset the cost of the Chamber Orchestra’s invitation to the Music for All Orchestra America Festival in Indianapolis, in March

SAT-SUN OCT 8-9 CHALKTOBERFEST – on the Square in Marietta.  Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art  presents its annual Chalktoberfest that takes place around the Marietta Square and down Atlanta Street to the museum. This year, the Chalktoberfest theme is “Old Masters” and will feature over 80 contracted, professional chalk artists from around the US, Mexico and Canada. Artists will draw in front of spectators during both dates from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to MCMA is free for the duration of the festival.
On Saturday, Oct. 8th, Chalktoberfest includes their annual Craft Beer Festival in conjunction with the Chalk Festival.  This Craft Beer Festival allows visitors to walk around and enjoy the Chalk Art while drinking samples. Chalktoberfest will feature an after hours concert in the Park with live music by A1A the Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band starting at 6:00pm.  Check the Chalktoberfest Website for the purchase of concert tables.
On Sunday, Oct. 9th, Chalktoberfest will bring in their Creative Kids craft-making section 1:00pm – 5:00pm, geared toward children of all ages – and host their non-professional Chalk Competition with Youth, Teen, School, and Adult Divisions.  Competition starts at 10:00am.  Winners announced at 3:00pm.  The Professional Chalk area will be available to view until 8:00pm Sunday night.

SAT-SUN OCT 8-9 – GEORGIA BALLET’S “PETER PAN” – The Georgia Ballet brings it season opener “Peter Pan” to the J. Alton Keith Theatre, 2400 New MacLand Road in Powder Springs. To purchase tickets visit www.georgiaballet.org or call 770-528-0881.

Pokemon Art on the Square: August 5 and More.

FRI. AUG 5 Marietta Square Art Walk continues August 5th with a new adventure.  Art Walk visitors can “catch ‘em all” (Pokémon ART, that is) throughout the The Marietta Square. Artists will hide small Pokémon themed works throughout town for visitors to find and take home! We’ll post clues about their location on our Facebook page throughout the evening. Finders, Keepers!!! We’ll also drop Pokémon Go lures throughout the Art Walk tour area beginning at 6pm.  Find them on FB at https://www.facebook.com/events/294064860950346.

FRI AUG 5 – MOVIES AT THE STRAND – THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY @8:00 pm.  117 North Park Square, Marietta, GA.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors.

runnerSAT AUG 6 – RUN FOR WOUNDED HEROES – This race is part of the Kennesaw Grand Prix 5k races. Downtown Kennesaw.  The race for adults and children benefits the Disabled American Veterans, United Military Care, KSU”s veterans scholarship fund, and help sponsor the City of Kennesaw’s Veterans Day luncheon. Same-day registration and packet pickup at Kennesaw First Baptist Church opens at 6:30 am; a one-mile fun run for children starts at 7:30 am with the 5K race beginning at 8 am. Registration is open now at active.com or at Big Peach Running Co.

SAT AUG 6 – BOATING SAFETY CLASSES – The Acworth Parks and Recreation Department is proud to partner with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 22 to offer Boating Safety Classes at Roberts School Community Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  This is a NASBLA certified boating safety course.  This is an entry level class aimed at the inland boater. This is a classroom only course and does not include on the water instruction.  The fee for this course is $20.  For more information on this course or to register, please email flotilla22pe@gmail.com.

SUN AUG 7 – MOUNTAIN VIEW CHURCH invites you to STAYING EMOTIONALLY FIT.  New message starts at 10:45 a.m.  Mountain View Church is located at 520 Casteel Rd. Marietta, GA 30064, Call 770-422-9335 or visit www.mountainviewmarietta.com for more information.

MON AUG 8, MARIETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION featuring “Common Sense Leadership” with guest speaker Jack H. Llewellyn, Ph.D. The luncheon will be held at Noon at the Radisson Atlanta NW Hotel, 1775 Parkway Place SE, Marietta, GA,30067. Join us from 10:30-11:30am for Connections, Coffee and Conversations in the Lobby area. For more details and to register, please visit www.mariettabusiness.biz
 


2011KBALOGOTUE AUG 9 – KENNESAW BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON – featuring this month’s speaker, Bernard King, Public Program Coordinator for the Cobb County Emergency Management Agency. 11:30am-1:30pm, KSU Continuing Ed Center, 3333 Busbee Drive. Sponsor: North Cobb Lions Club, Caterer: Carrabba’s. Visit www.kennesawbusiness.org to reserve your spot.

THU AUG 11 – FREE SOLAR SEMINAR AND SAFETY VILLAGE TOUR – Cobb EMC members are invited to attend this seminar to learn how solar energy systems work. Space is limited. Registration is required. Safety village tour 4:30-5:45pm, Seminar 6-8pm. Cobb County Safety Village, 1220 Al Bishop Drive Marietta. Register at www.cobbemc.com/solarseminar

SAT AUG 13 – KENNESAW’S “PROGRAM PALOOZA” – Kennesaw Parks & Recreation’s ‘Program Palooza’ at the Ben Robertson Community Center 10 am – 1 pm. Admission is free. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet program instructors, observe and participate in a variety of demonstrations, and learn all about dozens of new and exciting recreation activities that will be offered this fall. For more information, visit kennesaw-ga.gov/parks-and-recreation or call 770-422-9714.

20131012-065759.jpgSAT AUG 13 – HARRISON HS BAND RECYCLE DAY – The Harrison Bands will be holding an Electronics and Paint Recycle Day from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Upper Parking Lot of Harrison High School.There is a $10.00 requested donation per car load. 100% of the donation goes to the HHS Bands program. There is a $20.00 processing fee for 1 TV/monitor and $15.00 each for 2 or more. A portion of this amount goes to HHS Bands as well. For more info, email harrisonrecycling@gmail.com.

SAT AUG 13 – MOVIES AT THE STRAND – THE WIZARD OF OZ @3:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  117 North Park Square, Marietta, GA.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors.

THUR 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.

artteen1FRI 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.

A Whirlwind of Activities this Weekend!

So much to chose from – where to start!

SMOKE ON THE LAKE BBQ FESTIVAL ~ MAY 6-7 2016

smokeThe Barbecue season kicks off the year with one of the first competitions in north Georgia. More than 30 teams will fill up Cauble Park in downtown Acworth on Friday May 6, from 6:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday May 7, from 10:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the festival is free and free parking can be found downtown with free shuttles running Friday night for the concert and fireworks and all day Saturday.

fireworks1Superior Plumbing is presenting the event which kicks off with a free concert and fireworks in conjunction with the Acworth Business Association and the City of Acworth on Friday May 6, The Mustangs will delight everyone, playing your country favorites on the CobbEMC Concert Stage at 8:00 p.m., presented by Day’s Chevrolet. Fireworks will shoot high in to the sky following the concert, so bring the whole family for a night you won’t soon forget! Reserved tables that seat six can be purchased for $100. Teams will compete on Friday night to see who will be crowned the Lord of the Wings Champion. This is judged by patrons of the concert Friday night, so bring the whole family and make sure you are all hungry!

Visit the teams and taste all the BBQ you desire, as the Taster’s Choice award will also be decided by patrons of the event on Saturday morning at starting at 10:00 a.m.   Tickets to taste the backyard teams BBQ will be on sale for a nominal charge. Vote with your stomach early and often to crown the winner of a Primo Grill and the title of the 2016 People’s Choice Champion.

Activities for the kids will be in the Northwest Family YMCA Kids Zone and local entertainment fills the stage from 11:00 a.m., to 3:00 p.m., on Saturday with the awards given out at 4:00 p.m.

The Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Rotary Club of North Cobb as proceeds of the event go to the charities of the North Cobb Rotary Club, including the Acworth Special Needs Field, End Polio Now, Mountain Top Boys Home, The Men’s Extension, The Women’s Extension, MUST Ministries, Cobb Christmas, local Cobb schools and more.  For information visit www.smokeonthelake.org and follow us on facebook.

artteen1MARIETTA SQUARE ART WALK
Marietta Square Art Walk continues Friday, May 6 from 5pm to 9pm. Art Walk celebrates the vitality of Marietta’s diverse cultural Arts scene with artists, businesses, and organizations representing all the Arts.  The evening comes alive as performance, dance, culinary and visual Art permeate every corner of the charming Historic Marietta Square.
During this free, self-guided walking tour guests will enjoy gallery openings at Red Door Art Gallery & Studios, dk Gallery, Marietta Square Artists Attic, and 2 Rules Fine Art.

Event-goers will enjoy live music throughout The Square, including at Hemingway’s Bar & Grill and Stockyard Burger & Bones.   Local, original photography, painting, sculpture and more will be on display along the sidewalks throughout town.  For more information visit visit www.ArtWalkMarietta.com.

NATIONAL TRAIN DAY FOR AUTISM

autismtrainwill be held Saturday May 7. – The Southern Museum will host a National Train Day for Autism! The Museum will have several types of model train layouts for children of different ages and needs to tinker and play with, including wooden toy trains and remote controlled trains. There will also be in-depth circuitry workshops for those who want to learn to build their own train layouts at home. Other features include open-ended discovery stations with Legos, blocks, gears, ramps, and more! Additional questions can be directed to the Museum at 770-427-2117, or events@southernmuseum.org.

maydazeMay-retta Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
The Marietta Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the 40th Annual May-retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival held in Glover Park in the Historic Marietta Square will be held on May 7-8, 2016.
The festival draws artists and craftspeople from many Southern states, as well as local Georgia artists. In addition to a wide variety of arts and crafts items, the festival also includes children’s activities and free entertainment on the stage.

The show setting is at Glover Park in the historic Marietta Square. The Square is the home of many antique and specialty stores, excellent restaurants and interesting things to do.
Admission to the festival is free. Saturday’s hours are 10-5, Sunday’s hours are 11-5. More info: Marietta’s Parks and Recreation Department, 770-794-5601

LIGHT THE WAY 5K5k
The Kiwanis Club invites our community to participate in their Light the Way 5k on Sat. May 7 at 7:00 pm. Wear your glowing, flashing, sparkling, blinking running gear for this nighttime race!
Packet pickup and race-day registration begin near the track at Marietta High School at 6:00 p.m. This fun family event will kick off at 7:00 p.m. with a parade of entrants for all the participating Marietta City Schools.  The Star Spangled Banner will be at 7:25 p.m. followed by a FREE Tot Trot at 7:30 for ages 4 & Under.
The 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held on the Marietta High school track at 7:35 – the fee is $20. The Light the Way 5K will begin at 8:00 p.m. and is a Peachtree Qualifier – the fee is $25. Put on your glow gear and join in the fun!  There will be music and fun for the whole family!
Run, walk, or push a stroller in the 5K or 1-Mile and help the Kiwanis Club of Marietta raise funds to support literacy and “Light the Way” to Graduate Marietta! Register online at www.active.com. Marietta High School is located at 1171 Whitlock Ave. Marietta, GA 30064

KENNESAW’S OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT – SAT MAY 7 –

insideoutCome Meet the Little Voice Inside Your Head.  The City of Kennesaw is excited to announce the return of its free Outdoor Movie Series at Swift-Cantrell Park with Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out (rated PG). Arrive at 6 pm for pre-movie entertainment, giveaways, and outdoor fun. Moviegoers should bring a blanket or low-back chairs. Pop-up tents, canopies, or beach umbrellas that can obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase. Parking is available inside the park and at neighboring Kennesaw Elementary School.

Many more events are listed on our Calendar Page.

Spring Sip n Stroll – Marietta

Marietta Tree KeepersMarietta Tree Keepers invites you to attend our next Sip n’ Stroll this Spring. The event features a special neighborhood to tour with tree experts, identifying common opportunities and issues relating to trees. It’s free and open to the public … and it’s BYOB.

For this Sip n’ Stroll, we will stroll down the neighborhood streets of Whitlock Heights. Certified arborists and landscape architects will lead the tour of the neighborhood, pointing out the many treasures and challenges that exist among our valuable stock of trees. The experts will offer practical advice as to how we can extend the life of our mature trees and how we can plan for their eventual replacement. The experts will discuss overhead utilities, proper pruning, protecting root systems and selecting the right specimen for the right location.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own evening refreshments and MTK will provide water and light snacks. The event will only be cancelled if it is raining heavy or lightning.  Location is in Whitlock Heights and will meet at 361 N. Hillcrest Dr., Marietta, GA  30064.  Please park on N. Hillcrest Dr.

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.

Wine Tasting and Chocolate Affair

valenwineDo you have your ValenWINE tickets yet? Kennesaw’s first EVER wine tasting..it’s a chocolate and wine tasting affair! Takes place on February 13th from 7 pm to 10 pm at the Rose Cottage on Cherokee Street near downtown Kennesaw. Tickets are sold online at www.xorbia.com. (type Kennesaw in the Search box). In Advance only – get them today before there all sold out.

Valenwine 2016

Connoisseurs and curiosity seekers alike will enjoy the opportunity to sample from a selection of more than 30 wines from wineries that operate right here within the state of Georgia. Find your favorites among Reds, Rose, Zesty Whites, Dessert Wines and Blends paired with a hand-picked selection of gourmet chocolates and other light and tasty hors d’oeuvres.
For singles, couples, or groups (all over 21 please) this is an unique way to celebrate Valentines Day.  The event will be held on Friday, February 13, from 7-10 pm at the Rose Cottage located at 3008 Cherokee St., Kennesaw, GA.  Live jazz music with Ollie Patterson and a souvenir wine glass are included.

Tickets are $45 for unlimited wine tastings and may be purchased at www.xorbia.com.  Click on food and drinks and scroll to ValenWINE 2016. Ticket sales are limited to 150. All participants must be 21 years of age or older and must be able to produce a valid ID at the door. Enjoy responsibly. Consider Uber or other means of safe transportation.

 

“All Shook Up” at Jennie T. Anderson

All Shook Up at Jennie T AndersonThe Jennie T. Anderson Theater will be Rockin’ and a Rollin’ when it presents “All Shook Up” performed by The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts (CCCEPA) from Pebblebrook High School. Pebblebrook students in ComPAny will dance and sing their way through ALL SHOOK UP. Performances will be held January 28-30, 2016 – 8PM and on Sunday, January 31, 2016 – 3PM

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” ALL SHOOK UP is written by Tony Award winner, Joe DiPietro.

All tickets are $20 and available at www.ticketmaster.com. Parking is FREE.  Call 770-528-8490 for more information..  The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre is located at 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta, 30060.