Festivities

Halloween Happenings, Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patch

Acworth, Kennesaw and Marietta have a host of activities to celebrate fall including trunk or treats, festivals and a Pumpkin Patch.

Pumpkins, Gourds, and More!

Christ Episcopal Church Pumpkin PatchChrist Episcopal Church is hosting a Pumpkin Patch starting now through October 31. Our pumpkins come from the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and are of great quality. 100’s of pumpkins and gourds for decorations and baking!  After visiting the patch take your favorite fall pictures at our Photo Op or come to one of our Storytelling sessions!

Open to daycare centers and schools, storytelling sessions are available M-F 12-2 by appointment Storytelling Every Sunday @ 12 & 2

On October 31st our 1st annual Fall Festival (1-4)  and Trunk or Treat Night (4-6)! featuring children activities, storytelling, music and so much more.

The Pumpkin Patch is open M-F 12-8; Sat. 11-7 and Sunday 11-5. Christ Episcopal Church is located at 1210 Wooten Lake Rd. , Kennesaw 30144. Call 770-422-9114 or visit  www.christchurchkennesaw.dioatl.org

SAT OCT 10 – KENNESAW’S FALL-O-WEEN FEST – Come to Swift Cantrell park starting at 5pm. Costumes welcomed, Monster Mash Dance Party, children’s activities and trick or treat. Stay for the outdoor movie event “How to Train Your Dragon 2” beginning at sundown. Concessions available. For more info, visit www.kennesaw-ga.gov/pkrec or call 770-422-9714

SUN OCT 18 FALL FESTIVAL – First Baptist Church Marietta will host their 56th Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 18th from 2-4pm at the Family Life Center. Fun for the kids includes inflatables, video game truck, face painting and truck-or-treat. The church is locate at 148 Church Street, Marietta.

FRI OCT 23 – FREAKY FRIDAY FAMILY EXPERIENCE – NorthStar Church is inviting the community to enjoy a family friendly event 6:30pm-8pm. Food available for purchase. The FUN is FREE! 3413 Blue Springs Road, Kennesaw in the Compass Center. For more info, call the church at 770-420-9808.

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.

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SAT OCT 24 Trunk or Treat Due West UMC invites all families to their annual Trunk or Treat event on Saturday October 24th from 5:00-7:30pm in the South Campus parking lot located at 3956 Due West Rd NW, Marietta, 30064. We will have plenty of trunks & candy, inflatables for kids of all ages, a DJ, hayride, and pizza (served from 5-6pm). Dress up in costume for this family fun block party. No scary costumes, please.

SAT OCT 24 – OKTOBERFEST – Saint Catherine of Siena Church will hold its annual festival beginning at 5:30pm. Children’s activities, German polka band, beer garden, food and desserts. 1618 Ben King Road in Kennesaw.

SUN OCT 25 – FALL FESTIVAL – Kennesaw United Methodist church invites everyone for a whole afternoon of fun for the family from 4-6pm. Come in costume and gather treats at decorated car trunks, games, bounce houses and more. Admission is a bag of candy or canned food item. 1801 Ben King Road, Kennesaw

WED OCT 28 – TRUNK OR TREAT FEST – Join Kennesaw First Baptist Church for a night of special fun, games, and “trunks” full of candy/treats. Hot dog meals $1 (includes chips and drink) 5:30-7pm, 2958 Main Street in Kennesaw

SAT OCT 31 – FALL FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL – Join us at Summit Baptist Church from 11am-3pm. Costume contest for kids and pets. Inflatable slide, obstacle course, games, petting zoo and more! Concessions for sale. 4310 Moon Station Lane, Acworth. www.summitchurch.org

SAT OCT 31 CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH will host their 1st annual Fall Festival (1-4)  and Trunk or Treat Night (4-6)! featuring children activities, storytelling, music and so much more. The church is located at 1210 Wooten Lake Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Ready for the Weekend and Beyond? Sept 24-Oct 4

WAVESWINGERAnother time that you need to be tripletts.  Of course topping off the fun is the North Georgia State Fair which starts tonight and runs through Oct 4. So mark your calendars and see how many of these fun filled events you can visit.

THU-SUN SEPT 24-OCT 4 – NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR – Mark your calendars! Concerts, rides, food! Fun for everyone. Visit www.northgeorgiastatefair.com

SAT SEPT 26 – WORLDWIDE DAY OF PLAY – 9am-noon. Get off the couch and over to Swift-Cantrell Park for a FREE celebration of all things ACTIVE! Activities will include playground games, relay challenges, and “old-school” yard favorites. (Parents are welcome to join in the fun.)

SAT SEPT 26 – DRUG “TAKE BACK” DAY – 10am-2pm, hosted by the Kennesaw Police Department at CVS, 2782 Cobb Pkwy.  Properly dispose of unused prescription or over the counter medicines.

SAT SEPT 26 – FREE ADMISSION AT THE SOUTHERN MUSUEM – As part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Day Live! annual event, the museum will offer free admission for participants who register online. The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people and can be obtained by registering online at smithsonianmag.com/museumday. For further assistance or questions, please contact the Southern Museum at 770-427-2117.

SAT SEPT 26 – PLANT SALE & BUTTERFLY RELEASE – Plant sale from 9 am-noon. Butterfly release 1-3pm. Smith Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. Admission required. Visit www.smithgilbertgardens.com or call 770-919-0248 for more information.

SAT SEPT 26 – “DANCING WITH THE STARS” COBB COUNTY – Hosted by Loving Arms Cancer Outreach at the Hilton Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs St., Marietta. Ticket prices begin at $20 per seat and are available by calling Loving Arms – 770-590-5153.

SAT SEPT 26 – CLASSIC VEGAS CASINO NIGHT – 6:30PM – The Strand will be transformed into a classic Vegas styled casino. Tickets are $75 and include the live Rat Pack tribute show, games, a raffle ticket, and dinner and a drink. All proceeds from this event go to support to operational programming of The Strand. For more information or tickets, visit www.EarlSmithStrand.org or the Box Office at 770-293-0080 or 117 North Park Square, Marietta, 30060.

SAT SEPT 26 – RIGHTEOUS ROLLERS CAR SHOW – Come enjoy classic cars at Kennesaw United Methodist Church, 1801 Ben King Rd, Kennesaw. Free show admission. Entry fee per car is $20 or $25 day of show. Call Sonya at 770-856-7704 to register your car.

WED-SUN SEPT 30-OCT 18 – MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH & I’M IN THERAPY – International hit comedy will be at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Tickets available at www.EarlSmithStrand.org, phone 770-293-0080 or visiting the box office. For more information about this show visit www.ItalianJewish.com

SAT OCT 3 – 7th ANNUAL GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE 5K – downtown Kennesaw. Register at the Southern Museum, any Big Peach Running Co. stores or online at active.com or www.greatlocomotiverace.com

This Weekend in Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta

image002Major events going on this weekend – no need to go anywhere else to find something to do.

FRI-SAT SEPT 11-12 – COVERING THE BASES EVENT – The Acworth Police Department invites the community to participate in raising funds for Horizon Field. 100% of all proceeds go directly to Horizon Field. The 24 hourwalk-a-thon includes a host of family activities that include, an outdoor movie, bounce houses, dunk tank, midnight kickball tournament, and much much more! Begins Sept 11 at 6pm. Visit www.coveringthebases.org for more info.

SAT SEPT 12 – TASTE OF KENNESAW – downtown Kennesaw from 11am-8pm. Admission is FREE and samples may be purchased for $1-$4 from over 30 local restaurants. A Beer Garden. Local entertainment all day! The Mustangs in concert at 6pm. For more info, call 770-423-1330.

SAT SEPT 12 – GREAT LAKE ALLATOONA CLEAN UP DAY – Help remove litter and debris from the shores of the lake. Sponsored by the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department, the Acworth Lake Authority, and the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority. This is a great project for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, community groups and anyone who wants to help keep our lakes clean. To participate in this event, please register at: www.lakeallatoonaassoc.com/the_great_allatoona_clean_up.

SAT SEPT 12 – ANNUAL STREET FESTIVAL – Hosted by Porter Family Chiropractic Center at 2655 Dallas Hwy, Marietta from 10am-2pm. Vendors, Food Trucks, Music, Entertainment, Kids Games and Activities

SUN SEPT 13 – 5TH ANNUAL MALLORY’S WALK – Begins at 2pm (checkin at 1:15pm) at Northstar Church. $5 registration fee. Proceeds benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation Mallory Smith Legacy Scholarship. Visit www.teammal.org for more info.

SUN-MON SEPT 13-14 – ROSH HASHANAH SERVICES – Congregation Ner Tamid, Kennesaw Mountain Business Park, 1349 Old Hwy 41, Suite 220, Marietta GA 30060. For tickets or information about Congregation Ner Tamid and its Religious School, visit  www.mynertamid.org , call 678.264.8575 or e-mail  info@mynertamid.org

Local Events Aug 14-Aug 22 for Acworth Kennesaw Marietta

I do believe our community of Acworth, Kennesaw and Marietta has more events to chose from than any other place on Earth.  Most are free and geared toward fun and the family.  Several to chose from this week:

ffff2015v2WEEKENDS IN AUGUST THRU SEPT 13 – FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL – NCG Cinema in Acworth and NCG Cinema in Marietta will be hosting their annual family film festival Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings during August until September 13th. Doors open at 9am, movies start at 9:30am. Free tickets available at the theater on the day of the show, first come first serve basis.

FRI AUG 14-SUN AUG 30 PETER PAN Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and with a sprinkle of pixie dust begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. At the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. 548 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060. Tickets at the atlantalyrictheatre.com.

FRI AUG 14 – MARTINIS AND MUSIC 5:30-8:30. At the Marietta Cobb Art Museum. Featuring Metro Montage XV, with entertainment by Tom Woods, Jazz Pianist.  This event is open to the public at $10 per person and is free for museum members.  Mariettacobbartmuseum.org. 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060.

lewisFRI-SUN AUG 14-16 – BILL OBERST, JR AS LEWIS GRIZZARD – Bill is back with a humorous show at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre.  Tickets are $25 each.  Visit www.earlsmithstrand.org for more information.

SAT AUG 15 – HARRISON BANDS RECYCLE DAY – 9AM-5PM at upper parking lot of Harrison HS. Bring your electronics and paint that need to be recycles. $10 requested donation per car load. Processing fees extra for tv’s, computer monitors and paint. For more info email harrisonrecycling@gmail.com.

SAT AUG 15 – ALL-IN CASINO NIGHT – Hosted by Greater Kennesaw Kiwanis Club at Pinetree Country Club from 6-10pm. $40 per ticket includes food and K-Money. For more info, email amy@etssolutions.com or call 678-504-1041 to RSVP.

Rob ONeillSAT AUG 15 – MEET NAVY SEAL ROB O’NEILL – An Evening with Navy SEAL Senior Chief Rob O’Neill” at 7:00 pm at Marietta Performing Arts Center at Marietta High School. Rob was Team Leader of “SEAL Team 6” on the raid when they caught Osama Ben Laden. Tickets are $45 – General Admission; $35 – Active Military/Veteran General Admission. Visit www.heartsforheroesinc.org to purchase tickets.

SAT AUG 15 – The Lynching of Leo Frank.  Senior Assistant Attorney General and former Marietta City Councilman Van Pearlberg will be presenting a free lecture on the Leo Frank Case on the 100th anniversary of his lynching. The lecture will be held Saturday, August 15, 7pm, at Congregation Ner Tamid, 1349 Old Hwy 41, Suite 220, Marietta GA 30060. All are welcome. More information at http://wp.me/p3lnjT-WN.

SUN AUG 16 – KENNESAW STATE FALL FESTIVAL – Open to the public. Begins at 1:30. Fans will have the opportunity to meet the football team. Soccer game at 4:00.  Ticket holders may pick up tickets.

MON AUG 17-NOV 29 Southern Museum To Host Leo Frank Exhibit The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will explore the 100th anniversary of the infamous Leo Frank lynching with a series of special programs and a three-month-long exhibit interpreting the event, from Aug. 17- Nov. 29.  The museum is located at 2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 (770) 427-2117. More information at http://wp.me/p3lnjT-WN.

TUES AUG 18- The Lynching of Leo Frank Senior Assistant Attorney General and former Marietta City Councilman Van Pearlberg will be presenting a free lecture on the Leo Frank Case on the 100th anniversary of his lynching.  The lecture will be held Aug 18, 7:00 pm at the Marietta Museum of History 1 Depot St., Marietta.

pigsFRI-SAT AUG 21-22 – PIGS & PEACHES BBQ FESTIVAL – Free admission! Friday 6-10pm and Saturday 10am-10pm. BBQ, beer and other festival foods, live entertainment. For more info, visit www.pigsandpeaches.com or call Kennesaw Parks & Rec at 770-422-9714.

SAT AUG 22 – NORTH GEORGIA REGIONAL SILENT ART AUCTION – Benefitting art programs in Acworth will be at the Acworth Gallery, 4531 Lemon St, Acworth from 6-9pm.  Continues at 30 businesses in Acworth throughout the month.

SAT AUG 22 – HAPPY HARVEST CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR – 9AM-5PM at Redemption Baptist Church. Crafts, Embroidery, Thirty One, Jamberry, Younique and more will be on hand.  Email redemptionbaptist4160@gmail.com for more info.

departureSAT AUG 22 – CONCERT AT THE STRAND – Featuring Departure, a Journey Tribute Band. Concert begins at 8pm. Tickets available at www.earlsmithstrand.org.

NCG Marietta Hosts Free Family Film Festival

ffff2015v2Looking for something fun and free to do with your children? NCG Cinemas in Marietta is hosting their annual FREE Family Film Festival Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings during August through September 13th! Doors open at 9am and shows begin at 9:30am. Tickets available the day of the movie showing at the theatre on a first come, first serve basis. NCG Marietta Cinemas is located at 1050 Powder Springs St. Marietta, GA 30064.  For Showtimes 678-303-4845. For office Office 678-303-4844.
Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who!  – August 14, 15, 16
How to Train Your Dragon 2 – August 21, 22, 23
Space Jam – August 28, 29, 30
Dolphin Tale 2 – Sept. 4, 5, 6
Yogi Bear – Sept. 11, 12, 13

The Elton John Tribute – Aug 1

craigSouth Cobb Arts Alliance and Atlanta Pops Orchestra presents The Elton John Tribute at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm.  Come hear our own Craig A. Meyer perform the music of Elton John, joined by the amazing 30-piece Atlanta Pops Orchestra under the direction of Jason Altieri.  The Amphitheatre is located at 5239 Floyd Rd SW, Mableton, GA 30126.

Calendar of Events – July 31-Aug 9

Calendar of Events – July 31-Aug 9

Sharing family fun and free events for Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta.

gooniesFRI JULY 31 – FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE – Hosted by the City of Acworth and Acworth Business Association at the Acworth Sports Complex football fields. Gates open at 7pm, movie “The Goonies” begins at dark. For more info, visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or call 770-917-1234.

FRI JULY 31 FREE CONCERT on the Square in Glover Park.  Come listen to the music of the Mike Veal Band as they play a wide variety of music.  Fun starts at 8:00 pm.  Bring a chair, a blanket, your friends and family.

RunForWoundedWarBackSAT AUG 1 – HERO RUN 5K – downtown Kennesaw beginning at 7am. Benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. Register at www.active.com or Big Peach Running Company. Visit www.herorun.us for more information.

SAT AUG 1 – FAMILY FUN DAY – Hosted by the UGA Cobb County Extension at Green Meadows Preserve, 3780 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs. Begin with a tour at 8am followed by fun activities and outdoor classes at 10am. Bring a picnic lunch

SUN AUG 2 – SILENT COMEDY SHORTS – Earl Smith Strand theatre, 3pm, Featuring films from the 1920’s.  Fun for all ages. Visit www.earlsmithstrand.org for more information.

SUN AUG 2 – RUMMAGE SALE – hosted by Congregation Ner Tamid Synagogue & Religious School, 1349 Old Hwy 41, Ste 220, Marietta. Find great deals on clothing, toys, books, household items. Cash or credit. No checks.

TUE AUG 4 – MARIETTA CITIZENS’ POLICE ACADEMY – This ten week series provides citizens the city of Marietta an opportunity to experience what it is like to be a police officer.  Tuesdays at 6pm at 240 Lemon Street in Marietta. For more info, contact Officer D. Baldwin at 770-794-5356 or email Dbaldwin@mariettaga.gov.

THU AUG 6 – FREE SOLAR 101 SEMINAR – Hosted by Cobb EMC at the community room 1000 EMC Parkway in Marietta beginning at 6pm. Learn how solar energy systems work! Register at www.cobbemc.com/solar101

Wendel_DeanaFRI AUG 7 – MARIETTA SQUARE ART WALK is the first Friday of each month through November. Art lovers enjoy an evening stroll through the charming streets of Marietta Square during this free, self-guided tour featuring local art and live music. The Beer Garden nestled behind Cool Beans continues during this 2015 season. Guests may purchase cold beverages and enjoy live music while watching art come alive in Atherton Square. Visit www.artwalkmarietta.com for more information.

Sailing LessonsSAT AUG 8 SAILING CLASS FOR BEGINNERS.  Adults and teens.  Class will meet from 9-12 through Sept 12.  Cost $200. On Lake Allatoona.  Instructors from the Atlanta Yacht Club.  To register: email sailingclass@atlanta yachtclub.org.

SAT AUG 8 – KMHS MARCHING BAND YARD SALE – 8am-2pm at KMHS, 1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd in Kennesaw. Furniture, kitchenware, books, sports equipment, clothing, and more!

SUN AUG 9 – JASON CASTRO IN CONCERT – hosted by Wildwood Baptist Church. Jason was a finalist on season seven of American Idol. He will leading worship at 9:30 and 11:30 services as well as in concert at 6pm. 4801 Wade Green Road, Acworth. Visit www.wildwoodbaptist.org for more info.

Acworth’s Back to School Family Movie Night

gooniesThe City of Acworth along the Acworth Business Association will be holding a FREE “Back to School Family Movie Night” on Friday, July 31.  Come out to the football fields at the Acworth Sports Complex after a long week and watch The Goonies.  This classic from 1985 sends a group of misfits on a journey to find a pirate’s ancient treasure to save their home from foreclosure.

The gates will open at 7:00 p.m. and the movie will begin at dark.  So bring out your lawn chairs, a blanket and cooler…a great night is guaranteed!  Concessions will be available.

For more information, please contact the Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department’s office at 770-917-1234 or www.acworthparksandrecreation.org.

Run for Wounded Heroes 5K

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Run for Wounded Heroes 5K is the fourth 5K in the Kennesaw Grand Prix Series, and takes place on Saturday, August 1 in downtown Kennesaw.  The race for adults and children benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. 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.  Price is $25 until July 23, $30 til July 30, and $35 on the day of the race – Aug 1.

Thanks to the 1700 runners who participated in the race last year. $20,000 dollars was donated to Wounded Warrior Project, and $1,000 to Kennesaw’s Veterans Luncheon. Over $75,000 has been donated to WWP in 5 years. You have made it very successful. We look forward to seeing everyone again.  Let’s make this 2,000 runners this year.

The race follows a fast, flat route through historic downtown Kennesaw and Swift-Cantrell Park and is fun for beginners and accomplished runners and walkers alike. The route is a USA Track and Field Certified course. Traffic control is coordinated by local law enforcement. The race is electronically timed for fast, accurate results. Race day refreshments are provided for all participants.

Registration is open now at active.com and is available at the Kennesaw Big Peach Running Company location. All registered 5K participants will receive an official race shirt, runner/walker number, and goodie bag. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of this year’s sponsors: title sponsor R&D Mechanical Services, Inc and other sponsors including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; ClickHost; State Farm – David Grant; Big Peach Running Company; the City of Kennesaw; Prestigious Cleaning Team; Life University; Trackside Grill; Mountain Motorsports; great gig DANCE co.; and State Farm – Dave Grant.

A Classic Car Show on the Marietta Square

Join us for our second annual car show located on the historic Marietta Square! The Creeper’s Car Club and The Strand Theatre have teamed up for a day of cars, music, and festivities. Don’t have a car to bring, but still want to check out all the sweet rides? Come on by! Bring the family, grab some cokes, and check out all the action – there’s no cost to hang out.

The car show will be held from 2:00pm to 8:00pm on the square. Brew With A View will be open to the public starting at 3:00pm. Awards will be held at 7:00pm sponsored by local merchants. Music and door prize drawings all day.

If you want to register a car, there is a registration fee of $20. Your registration also includes a 50% discount to ‘The Motown Sound’ show at 8:00pm!

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