Festivities

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.

 

LITTLE MISS COBB PAGEANT- Feb 6

Little Miss Cobb 2015There is still time to register for this year’s Little Miss Cobb County Pageant.

Young ladies ages 2 years through 18 years are invited to participate in the 25th anniversary Little Miss Cobb County Pageant set for the Marietta Campus, Kennesaw State University,  Joe Mack Wilson Theatre, Marietta, starting at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 6th. Six beauty titles will be awarded that day.

The pageant is managed and conducted to support the Miss Cobb County Pageant, a preliminary for Miss Georgia in the Miss America system.  Emcees for the day will be Brooke Doss,  Miss Cobb County 2016, and Carley Vogel, Cobb County’s Outstanding Teen 2016.

The new Cobb representatives will be goodwill ambassadors and ride in several area parades including the Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival  in April and the Marietta Fourth of July.  A host of prizes include a tiara, banner, trophy, flowers, teddy bear and crown pin. Also the winners will be guests at the North Georgia State Fair and the Miss Cobb County Pageant. A photogenic session and modeling training also await the title holders. More details at www.misscobb.com.

Further information and an application are available by contacting Gene Phillips, 770-435-6378, or email at misscobbcounty@yahoo.com

“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.

Holiday Festivities – Dec. 10-19

Holiday Festivities: Theater, Symphony, Arts and Crafts Show, Nativity Scenes, Santa, and more are jam packed into the next nine days.

Christmas Carol CastTHU DEC 10-27 – A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Opening night, Dec 10th at Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Ave. Show dates are Thursdays-Sundays through December 27th. Purchase tickets online at www.theatreinthesquare.co. 770-426-4800

FRI DEC 11 – SYMPHONY ON THE SQUARE HOLIDAY CONCERT – Symphony On The Square Presents: There’s Christmas In the Air.  Holiday Concert at 8pm at the Cobb Civic Center, Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Tickets are $15 and available online at www.sotsholiday2015.eventbrite.com. Visit SymphonyOnTheSquare.org for more information.

FRI-SAT DEC 11-12 – CHRISTMAS AT PIEDMONT – Join us for a festive celebration; This Arts & Craft Show will be buzzing with activity including entertainment, food, children’s activities and more! Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm. For more info call 770-423-1330 or visit www.piedmontchurch.tv

FRI-SUN DEC 11-13 – A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM – Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (www.mtcbc.net) would like to invite your family to ‘A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM.”  You will experience a hands on Holy Land Experience. 6:00PM – 8:00PM each evening. Accepting voluntary donations of canned goods for the needy.  FREE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! 287 Mt. Calvary Rd. Marietta, Ga. 30064.

SANTASAT DEC 12 – SANTA’S WORKSHOP ON THE SQUARE – The workshop is open to visitors Dec. 12, 13, 20-24. Santa’s hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sundays, December 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Weekdays Dec.21, 22 & 23: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday, December 24: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The line to meet Santa closes one hour before his workshop closes. Marietta Parks and Recreation sponsor this event each year.  Thank you Johnny Walker Photography.

SAT DEC 12 – PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Ben Roberson Community Center, two seatings: 8-9:15am and 10-11:15am. Advanced tickets $6 per person, $8 at the door. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit kennesaw-ga.gov or call 770-422-9714. Hosted by Kennesaw Parks and Recreation and Kennesaw-Acworth Optimist Club.

SAT DEC 12 – CHRISTMAS IN ACWORTH – Santa will be at the Depot for pictures from 1-5 p.m. Pictures are free of charge, bring your camera! Marshmellow roasting, horse and carriage rides! Festival of Trees at Frana Brown Park! For more info, visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or call the Parks office 770-917-1234.

SAT DEC 12 – MARIETTA TREE KEEPERS – Volunteers wanted to assist in planting trees at the Marietta Housing Authority, 95 Cole Street, Marietta.  Arrive at 8:30am to enjoy donuts and beverages. For more information, call 770-424-4664.

SAT DEC 12 – SANTA’S WORKSHOP ON THE SQUARE – The workshop is open to visitors Dec. 12, 13, 20-24. Santa’s hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sundays, December 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Weekdays Dec.21, 22 & 23: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday, December 24: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The line to meet Santa closes one hour before his workshop closes. Marietta Parks and Recreation sponsor this event each year.

SAT-SUN DEC 12-13 – CHRISTMAS ROYAL TEA AND GRAND YULETIDE BALL – The Strand will transform from the historic theatre we know and love to a royal residence for the Prince and Princess of the season and their revered guests on Dec 12 & 13, 19 & 20 at 10am and noon. Tickets available at www.earlsmithstrand.org or the box office at 770-293-0080.

SUN DEC 13 – SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE SEASON – Presented by Great Gig Dance Co, this musical Christmas variety show will feature talented dancers, singers, musicians and more at Northstar Church 3413 Blue Springs Rd, Kennesaw. The show begins at 6pm. Tickets may be purchased in advanced, call Great Gig at 770-218-2112 or at the door.

SUN DEC 13 – MENORAH LIGHTING ON MARIETTA SQUARE – 6:30-7:30pm, Congregation Ner Tamid will hold a ceremony on the Glover Park Stage to light a Menorah as part of a Chanukah Celebration which will include holiday music and fun children’s games. For more information about this event or the congregation, visit www.mynertamid.org or e-mail info@mynertamid.org or call 678-264-8575.

TUE DEC 15 – DINNER WITH SANTA – Come enjoy a night with Santa at California Dreaming from 6-9pm! Free pics with Santa, face painting, live holiday music and more! California Dreaming is collecting toys for the Jerry Worthan Memorial Christmas Fund.  Receive a Free basket of Croissants with any toy donation.  Donations accepted everyday through Dec. 15. 745 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw

THU-SAT DEC 17-19 – NATIVITY ON THE MARIETTA SQUARE – Stroll through the Historic Marietta Square and listen to the sounds of the season celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.  Performances by local church choirs, musicians and puppetry arts.  Sponsored by Citizens for Christian Christmas Celebration on the Marietta Square.  Please join us for free hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies.  The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. on the 17th and 18th, and on the 19th the festivities will begin at 12:00 p.m.  

FRI DEC 18 & SAT DEC 19 “5th Annual LIVE NATIVITY CELEBRATION” 6-9P – St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church’s Gift to the Community.  Come see and hear the story of the Nativity – LIVE animals, including a CAMEL!!! FREE parking and admission. Outdoor presentation every 30 min. Complimentary Musical Entertainment & Refreshments. For more info, go to www.stteresasacworth.com or call 770-590-9040.  5725 Fords Rd, Acworth, GA.

homeforholidays2012FRI-SUN DEC 18-20 – 10TH ANNUAL HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – A holiday extravaganza to put you in the holiday spirit at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy. Tickets: $15, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm. For more info and tickets call 770-528-8490

FRI-SAT DEC 18 -19 – AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS – presented by Marietta First United Methodist’s Jubilation Drama Ministry. Full orchestra and professional dancers. For tickets, call the church office at 770-429-7800. For more information, email Bryanblack@mariettafumc.org

Zach Seabaugh in The Semi-Finals for the Voice

Zach Seabaugh, The VoiceWe are so excited that Zachary Taylor Seabaugh, Marietta, GA is competing on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 in the Semi-Finals for The Voice.  Nine singers will be competing, five will go home on Tuesday night.  Let’s all make sure that Zach reaches the finals after his long journey that began at open auditions, in Atlanta last February.

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It is important that everyone vote for Zach in order to keep him in the competition.  It is even more important that we purchase his song of the evening from iTunes ($1.29) as each purchase multiplies his votes by ten, if his song makes it in the top 10 of the 200 chart.  There are four ways to vote:  Download the Voice App into a smart phone and vote 10 times.  Vote online at NBC.COM and vote 10 times. Vote on www.facebook.com/NBCTHEVOICE and vote 10 times. Purchase his song of the evening on iTunes.  If the song makes it to top 10 on the top 200 chart, his votes get multiplied by 10.  Only one download per Eligible Song is counted.  You can use all four ways if you have a separate email from your Facebook account.

You and your family are invited to join us as we support ZACH SEABAUGH on THE VOICE, MONDAY NIGHT, DEC. 7.  Two viewing sites are available – one in the theater at KMHS and the other at The Strand on the Square.  Zach has performed on the stage at both of these sites many times.   The VIEWING PARTIES starting at 7:00 pm.  Come mingle and network. The show will be broadcast on the large movie screens at each location – it starts at 8:00 pm. Please come out and join us for the fun!!!  Let’s put a Cobb County native in the top four!!!!  EVERYONE IS INVITED AND THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE.

If you haven’t seen his performance on the Voice — look for his videos on YouTube.com – search for Zach Seabaugh.  You can follow Zach on Twitter and Instagram @ZachSeabaugh and on FB at Zach Seabaugh Music.

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Zach Seabaugh Needs Your Votes!

Zach Seabaugh on The Voice

We need your votes for Zach Seabaugh and  The Voice app is the simplest way to vote. If you haven’t done so, download The Voice app to your smart phone and vote vote vote to keep Zach on the Show.  Tonight,  Monday, November 16, 2015 – tune into NBC’s The Voice at 8:00 pm.  We want this talented young man to take it to the top!

If you haven’t seen his performance on the Voice — look for his videos on YouTube.com – search for Zach Seabaugh.  You can follow Zach on Twitter and Instagram @ZachSeabaugh and on FB at Zach Seabaugh Music.

Holiday Cards for Soldiers at Holiday Market

CAM038211Logan Mosser, student at Lovinggood Middle Schools and Chair of Holiday Cards for Soldiers,  shares this information about the program:  Holiday cards hand drawn by Lovinggood Middle School students will be available for purchase for $1.00 each at The Hillgrove High School Marching Band’s Holiday Market on Saturday, November 14th  from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Come select from a variety of designs, write a personal message, and sign your name.  Your card will then be sent to a deployed American soldier or to a disabled American Veteran and his/her family along with a stocking filled with goodies!

Proceeds from sales of the cards will be donated to Disabled American Veterans, the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in America.  DAV provides free, professional assistance to disabled veterans and their families through a variety of programs dedicated to empowering veterans to lead high quality lives with respect and dignity.

Let your Dollar Do Double Duty!!  Come buy a card to send a message of Holiday Cheer to an American soldier or veteran!  Your purchase will go towards helping other veterans in need!

HILLGROVE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND will host their Holiday Market from 10-2. The Hillgrove Bands Holiday Market is their band fundraiser and will be in the Hillgrove High School Cafeteria. Come shop 20+ Vendors and enjoy Entertainment. Free Admission. The school is located at  4165 Luther Ward Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127.

 

Celebrations and Events the week of November 9-15

Celebrations and Events the week of November 9-15 Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta

veteransdayparTUE NOV 10 – MARINE CORPS 240TH BIRTHDAY – The Marine Corps turns 240 years old on November 10 and the public is invited to attend a celebration at the Hilton Marietta Conference Center on Powder Springs St., Marietta.  The celebration will start at 6:00 pm with a traditional cake cutting ceremony at 8:00 pm.

WED NOV 11 – VETERANS DAY CEREMONY – The city of Acworth will honor our veterans at their annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Patriots Point at Cauble Park at 2:00pm. Keynote speaker: Cobb Commissioner Bob Weatherford. For more info, visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or call 770-917-1234.

WED NOV 11 – VETERAN’S DAY LUNCHEON – North Cobb American Legion Post 304, along with Kennesaw city officials and staff, will honor America’s service men and women with a complimentary lunch. All veterans and active military service members are invited to attend. No identification will be required. 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Ben Robertson Community Center. No charge.

WED NOV 11 – VETERAN’S DAY PARADE – Begins at 11am. Grand Marshal/Keynote Speaker will be Major General Stayce Harris, Commanding General of the 22nd Air Force based at Dobbins. Ceremonies on the Square commence at Noon and conclude around 1pm. Hosted by the City of Marietta and Kiwanis Club of Marietta. For more info, contact Scott Chadwick 404-308-5420 or Betsy Kelly in Mayor Tumblin’s office at 770-794-5502.

WED NOV 11 – GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY MEETING – The upcoming Garden Club meeting is at 9:30am.  This month’s program on  “Decorating for the Holidays with Fresh Greens”.  This meeting is also our annual bake sale so come prepared to purchase delicious edibles. Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Ave, Marietta, GA, 30060, 770-427-3494.

THU NOV 12 – VETERANS LUNCHEON – In honor of all Veterans, Georgia Funeral Care invites all veterans in our area to attend a Veterans Luncheon, 11:30-1:30 at Georgia Funeral Care, 4671 S. Main Street, Acworth. Please RSVP by calling the funeral home 678-574-3016 or Darrell Waits 404-218-2906.

martinisandmusicFRI NOV 13 – MARTINIS & MUSIC 5:30-8:30 Marietta/Cobb Art Museum.  Exhibiting PERCEPTION with artists David Kessler, John Petrey, Issac Payne and Portrait Society of Altanta.  Admission $10, Members free.  Hor d’oeuvres, cash bar. 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060.

FRI-SAT NOV 13-14 – MINISTRY & MARKETPLACE – Please join Riverstone Church for a wonderful shopping experience. Find great gifts and shop in a pleasant indoor atmosphere with your friends  at RiverStone. The event takes place at the church located at 2005 Stilesboro Rd., Kennesaw, 30152 on Friday from 9am-8pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm.  

SAT NOV 14 – COBB IDOL & COBB IDOL JR – Come out and enjoy the music of local talents looking to be crowned 2015’s Cobb Idol! $10 admission for the show. Cobb Idol Jr (under age 16) begins at 3pm, Cobb Idol (ages 16+) begins at 8pm.  The Strand Theatre in Marietta.  Visit www.earlsmithstrand.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

SAT NOV 14 – MARIETTA TREE KEEPERS – Marietta Tree Keepers invites volunteers of all ages to help plant trees at the City of Marietta’s Laurel Park on Saturday, November 14 at 8:30am. Tools and refreshments provided. Dress for outdoor weather. Laurel Park, 151 Manning Road, Marietta, GA 30064. Manning Road is off Whitlock Rd. near the Rite-Aid. For more information, please call 770.424.4664

SAT NOV 14 – KEEP KENNESAW BEAUTIFUL RECYCLE DAY – Keep Kennesaw Beautiful will host its fall community Electronics/Metal Recycling and Document Shredding Event from 9 am – 1 pm at the Kennesaw Public Works facility on 3080 Moon Station Road. Visit kennesaw-ga.gov for a flyer containing details about the event or call 770-424-8274 with questions.

SAT NOV 14 – DAY OF BONSAI – Smith Gilbert Gardents will host Day of Bonsai from 10-4.  Rodney Clemons will teach how to prune and plant on a rock for a future Bonsai tree (starts at 10:30 am and continues all day).  General public is $7 per person, SGG members free.  The Gardens are located at 2382 Pine Mountain Rd., Kennesaw.  More info at www.smithgilbertgardens.com

SAT NOV 14 – PHOTO WITH SANTA AND MOVIE EVENT – Hosted by the Think Melissa Team, all local military (active and veterans) are welcome to attend a complimentary movie and photo with Santa at the NCG Cinemas in Acworth.  Must be present by 9:15am. Please bring military ID or DD214.

photoSAT NOV 14 THE CHEROKEE HEIGHTS ART FESTIVAL is on Etowah Drive between Freyer and Seminole Drives, just a mile north of the Marietta Square and just a block off Cherokee Street.  Free entry, free parking, free music, free children’s art experiences, all from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday is a rain day.) You can check out CHAF and our artists at  www.cherokeeheightsartsfestival.org or on our Facebook page.

SAT NOV 14, SAT NOV 21 – TURKEY SHOOT – The Allatoona HS Precision Air Rifle Team will be hosting their annual Turkey Shoot Nov 14th and Nov 21st from 9 am–4 pm. Beside the Southland Greenhouses, in Acworth, just south of Third Army Road on Hwy 41.  All ages welcome to participate.  Cost is $5 per target.  There will be various prizes. Proceeds benefit the Precision Air Rifle Team.

music-notesSUN NOV 15 – FREE OPEN HOUSE AND VARIETY SHOW – On Sunday, November 15 at 3:00 pm a Variety Show featuring Ron Carter and the very talented Strand singers and dancers including Catherine Mouton, Taj Stephens, Joe Arnoti, Shelbea Own, Sterling McClary, with a special appearance by Cassi Costulas (General Manager of the Strand).
Featured will be the great music from Broadway and the American Songbook – which include songs from 42nd Street, Bye Bye Birdie, Titanic and solos — all accompanied by Ron Carter on the Strand’s mighty Allen Theater Organ. Stay after for a self guided tour of the theatre.  No ticket required, general seating – FREE EVENT.  The Strand is located on the Square at the corner of North Park Square and Cherokee St.  Visit www.earlsmithstrand.org.

Happy Fall You All – Oct 17-28

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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.