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Happy Fall You All – Oct 17-28

Saturday, Oct 17

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.

Zach Seabaugh is on the Voice

Zach Seabaugh, The Voice“Are you Superman? You look like Superman and that’s not a 16-year-old’s voice. That’s Superman’s voice,” stated Adam Levine, one of the judges on NBC’s “The Voice” said to Zach Seabaugh at the end of his Blind Audition song on “The Voice” that aired September 22.

As a friend of the Seabaugh family, I have had the opportunity to stand on the sidelines and watch Zach Seabaugh grow and mature into an accomplished singer.  He started playing the guitar as a little kid and was introduced to Johnny Cash by his granddaddy.  He was five years old when a neighbor, Cheryl Berry, gave him a guitar at a garage sale.  The guitar was larger than he was. His dad would call and say “Come on, Zach is singing at our local coffee shop tonight” – he was about eight at the time. He has always been in our church choir at Marietta First United Methodist Church. The first time I saw Zach perform (outside of church) was at Hayes Elementary School in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – he was Charlie Bucket and in the fifth grade.

By ninth grade he was performing on stage at the Strand Theater in every musical Earl Reese put on – At Kennesaw Mountain High School, he was one of the lead singers in several of Coy Dunn’s productions.  It was exciting to sit in the audience and watch these productions.  In March of this year, Zach Seabaugh won the state champion in Boys Solo and was part of the state champion quartet also including Jesse Connor, Dylan Kalafut, and Adam Stegall as Kennesaw Mountain High School’s Literary Team won the State 6A Competition. Choosing performing over football, last Spring Zach hung up his football gear and jumped into dance lessons at Bravo Dance Centre to round out his performing abilities.

The experience of performing in front of live audiences gave Zach the confidence and stage presence he evidenced in his Blind Audition on “The Voice”, September 22. Three chairs turned and Zach, being a country singer at heart, picked Team Blake.  His next appearance on the Voice will be sometime during the Battle Rounds which start the week of October 12.  You will have to watch every episode since no one knows when he will appear.
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On the home front, Zach will be performing at this weekend’s Chalk Festival in Glover Park on the Square in Marietta.  His acoustic guitar performance will start at 6:00 pm and last about an hour.   This event is FREE.

Zach’s Blind Audition song is available on iTunes at http://apple.co/1Wl02yz for purchase — And if you haven’t seen his performance on the Voice — look for Episode 2 on NBC.com.  You can follow Zach on Twitter and Instagram @ZachSeabaugh and on FB at Zach Seabaugh Music. Zach is the son of Devan and Beth Seabaugh and the brother of Heidi, Abby, Olivia, and Sophia.

Pictured above: Zach Seabaugh — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

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

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.

Celebrate the Fourth of July all Weekend!

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FRI JULY 3 KENNESAW’S FOURTH OF JULY – The City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America, Independence Day celebration will be held on Friday, July 3, and will feature FREE, high-energy live music and  talented entertainers, plus one of the biggest and brightest star-spangled firework displays in North Georgia. The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Kennesaw. From 6 – 7:30 pm on the DEPARTUREfeature stage in Depot Park, the United States Air Force Band of the West’s Concert Band will perform. This 45 member ensemble of Air Force professional musicians have a music repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, featuring classical and Broadway music as well as Sousa marches and popular hits. From 8 – 9:30 pm, DEPARTURE, arguably the best, most respected Journey tribute band in the nation, plays all the hits of the ‘80s rock super group. The Atlanta-based band was voted “Best Local Entertainer” in 2014 by Gwinnett Magazine. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., and will be visible from several locations throughout downtown Kennesaw.  This event is free.

flashbackSAT JULY 4 – ACWORTH’S FOURTH OF JULY, Let Freedom Ring Live music and fireworks at Cauble Park. Live music with the Shreeps from 4-5; Paul Hand Band will start at 5:15 p.m. leading up to headliners “FLASHBACK” at 8:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:40 p.m. Stay for more FLASHBACK until 11:00 pm. 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 and one parking pass. This parking pass will allow you to park at Cauble Park as long as spots remain available. Parking at Cauble Park is by pass only on July 4 but you are not guaranteed a parking spot at Cauble Park with this pass so please plan on arriving early.

audienceSAT JULY 4 MARIETTA’S FOURTH OF JULY 10-10. 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, free live concerts, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and Superior Plumbing 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 different local entertainers and even Universal Republic Nashville Records country star- David Fanning presented by 94.9 The Bull.  Plan on spending the day and enjoy shopping over 100 craft vendors, food concessions, a Kid’s Zone, concerts and fireworks.  Fireworks scheduled for 9:30 pm.

SAT. JULY 4 POWDER SPRINGS FOURTH OF JULY 4:00 PM. Festivities start in downtown Powder Springs at 4:00 p.m. Free Admission, Free Parking, Free concerts, and Free Fireworks. Patriotic Program and Fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Osmond Brothers Concert This Weekend

Osmond Brothers in concertEnjoy a great concert Saturday, April 4, as the Osmond Brothers hit the stage at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. This family has been performing in front of worldwide audiences for almost 50 years. They have broken records for sellout performances, once held by The Beatles and Elvis. Their accolades are numerous and include a People’s Choice Award for best vocal group and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Take a journey through their many hits at the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40. To purchase, visit ticketmaster.com. Anderson Theatre is located in the Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta.

Calendar for Dec 11-Dec 18, 2014

Santa and CarsonLooking for a fun free activity for you and your family — in Acworth, Kennesaw, or Marietta for the next seven days?  Take a look here – chose from concerts, Nativity scenes, Arts and Crafts, Wreaths Across America, Santa visits and the lighting of the MENORAH in Acworth.  Enjoy your time with your family.  Create traditions they will remember for a long time.

THUR DEC 11 – FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT – Blue Skies Ministries, headquartered in Marietta, will be hosting a free Christmas Concert at 7:00 pm at North Metro Church.  The concert will feature Christy Nockels and Kenn Kington.  Tickets are free and may be reserved by visiting the website www.whereskiesareblue.org.

THUR DEC 11 – SYMPHONY ON THE SQUARE – 7:00pm, entitled “Marietta’s Holiday Pops Concert.”  The concert will be held at the historic Strand Theatre on the Square and will include lots of holiday favorites including the wildly popular music from Frozen. Tickets are available for $12.50 and can be purchased through the Strand box office. www.symphonyonthesquare.org.

SAT-SUN DEC 12-13- BETHLEHEM WALK – Mountain View United Methodist Church of Marietta invites everyone  to Experience the sights and sounds of the City of Bethlehem 2,000 years ago on the night Jesus was born  from 7 – 9 p.m.  Mountain View United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Jamerson Road and Trickum Road, Marietta. 30066. Visit www.mvumc.org for more information.

FRI-SUN DEC 12-14 – A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM 6PM – Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (www.mtcbc.net) would like to invite your  family to experience a hands on Holy Land Experience. This is an outdoor event. Listen to live music and have some hot chocolate as you wait for your tour to begin. The location is Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 287 Mt. Calvary Rd. Marietta Ga. 30064. If weather does not permit, an alternate weekend will be December 19th, 20th, and 21st. Accepting voluntary donations of canned goods for the needy. Free for the whole family!

FRI-SAT DEC 12, 13 – CHRISTMAS AT PIEDMONT CHURCH.  Loads of activities for the whole family including a FREE Kid’s Zone, unique arts and crafts, local entertainment, great food, petting zoo on Saturday.  FREE Giant Snow Tubing Slide on Friday & Saturday (compliments of C & S Paving).  FREE photos with Santa on Friday 6-9 and Sat 12-3. FREE ADMISSION and Parking.  Call 770-423-1330 or visit www.piedmonthchurch.tv.  The church is located at 570 Piedmont Rd. Marietta, GA 30066.

FRI DEC 12 – HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT SERVICE – 7pm at Kennesaw Memorial Park,1306 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. An uplifting and meaningful way for families who have suffered a loss to start the holiday season.  

SAT DEC 13 – BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – No Mall line for Santa Claus as the Kennesaw Optimist Club will host Breakfast with Santa at the Ben Robertson Community Center from 8am  until 11 am. The club will be serving pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee for Mom and Dad.  In addition to a visit with Santa, children will enjoy making crafts. Tickets are  $5.00 for children under 10, $6.00 for kids 10 and older and adults. For families with special needs children, tickets are complimentary for our special kids.  Purchase tickets on line Kennesaw optimist.org or at the door.

SAT DEC 13 – MARIETTA TREE KEEPERS – Come volunteer and assist the Marietta Tree Keepers as they plant trees at the City of Marietta’s Birney Park (475 Birney St, Marietta).  Arrive at 8:30am.  All ages are welcome.  Dress warmly.  For more info, call 770-424-4664.

SAT DEC 13 – WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA – Ga National Cemetery and Marietta National Cemetery.  Ceremony begins at noon in honor of our veterans.  The public is invited to attend either location.  This ceremony will take place at the same time at every national cemetery across the U.S.  More information is available at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

SAT DEC 13 – CHRISTMAS IN ACWORTH – The Acworth Downtown Development Authority is excited to present, “Christmas in Acworth”! We have many wonderful festivities planned so that you can shop local, while enjoying the season of Christmas in a quaint downtown setting. For the complete schedule of events, visit  www.acworthtourism.org  Please join us for “Christmas in Acworth”and enjoy your holiday shopping without the crowds!

SAT DEC 13 – SECRET GARDEN CHILDREN’S ART SERIES – Wooden Photo Frame – Starry Night by Van Gogh  – 10:30am to 12Noon. Children will learn how this painting came to be and learn step-by-step on how to recreate their own version of it on a wooden picture frame, perfect for the gift giving season. No artistic experience needed. All supplies provided. Open-seating event. Reservations required. Participation fee: SGG-Member Child : $20 ; Non-Member Child: $25 Age: 4 – 12 years old

SAT DEC 13 – CAFE NOEL CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW – Hosted by Powder Springs UMC and the City of Powder Springs.  Two performances at 5pm & 7pm. All proceeds will be donated to support Sweetwater Mission, who serves low income neighborhoods in our area. Show will be at the Patricia C. Vaughn Cultural Arts Center, 4181 Atlanta Street in downtown Powder Springs. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit www.psfumc.org or call 770-943-5130 to purchase tickets.

SUN DEC 14 – CHRISTMAS FROM DUBLIN – The Kennesaw State University Retirees Association is partnering with one of Ireland’s Premier Tenors, Paul Byrom, to present a unique fundraising concert event beginning at 7pm! Tickets are $35 Contribution per person or  $50 Contribution – per person with Preferred Seating, guarantees access to the closest available seats to the performance stage. Quantities are limited.To buy tickets: visit Paul’s website at www.PaulByrom.ie or go to brownpapertickets.com and type in his name.

SUN DEC 14 – GREAT GIG DANCE CO “SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE SEASON” – Musical Christmas variety show at NorthStar Church beginning at 5pm. The show will feature the talented dancers of Great Gig Dance Ensemble, professional singers, musicians and promises to get you and your family in the Christmas mood!  Tickets are $10 in advance, and may be pre-purchased by calling Great Gig Dance Co. at 770-218-2112. You may also purchase tickets at the door for $12.50. NorthStar Church is located at 3413 Blue Springs Road in Kennesaw.

SUN DEC 14 – AN EVENING OF SACRED CHRISTMAS MUSIC – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 5055 Holt Road NW, Acworth 30101 invites the public to this free hour of Christmas music that will be presented through vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles and scripture readings related to the birth of Christ. After the program, light refreshments will be served as guests mingle and view a variety of Nativity displays.

MON. DEC 15 GONE WITH THE WIND MOVIE – Celebrating 75 years. This event will be held at The Marietta Performing Arts Center at Marietta High School, 1171 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, 30064.  Tickets are $10 per person, reserved seating.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.MPAC.Marietta-City.org or purchase tickets at the MPAC Box Office.

WED DEC 17 – MENORAH LIGHTING CEREMONY – The City of Acworth invites everyone to its third annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony on the second night of Hanukkah, at 6:00 p.m.  The Menorah is located at the corner of Cowan Road and Main Street in Downtown Acworth. Rabbi Zalman Charytan from the Chabad Jewish Center will officiate the lighting with Mayor Tommy Allegood assisting.

THURS DEC 18 SANTA AT CALIFORNIA DREAMING 6-9 What a fun way to get in the Christmas Spirit — California Dreaming, 745 Chastain Rd in Kennesaw has invited Santa to visit on Thursday, December 18 from 6-9 and you and your family are invited to come have dinner with Santa.  Plan on visiting Santa at California Dreaming, where he will take the time to listen to all the kids wishes and pose for photos.  Stay for dinner and make this an extra special night for the family. Bring  a new unwrapped toy to donate to the Jerry Worthan Memorial Christmas Fund sponsored by the Kennesaw Police Department and you will receive a card good for a FREE basket of Croissants.

Community Events for October 11, 2014

Make yourself tripletts do enjoy Saturday October 11, 2014.  Below are some of the events listed for Acworth, Kennesaw and Marietta — Enjoy.

SAT OCT 11 – HILLGROVE NJROTC 5K – Hillgrove NJROTC will be hosting a fundraising run, a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Shepherd’s Men. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m., and will be held on the campus of Hillgrove High School. This Peachtree Road Race qualifier (# GA14067WC) Early registration, up to Sept. 28, is $20, late registration, from Sept. 29- Oct. 5, is $25, and race day.

SAT OCT 11 – OPEN HOUSE AT GREENRIDGE STABLES – 12-3 pm.  Come for fun, food, face painting, special music and prizes for all.  Check their website: www.greenridgestables.com for schedule of demonstrations, which include: Dressage and Jumping, Tackless Riding, Natural Horsemanship, Sword Fighting on Horses and more.  The Stables are located five minutes north of Cedarcrest Rd, off Hwy-41 at 55 East Greenridge Rd., Cartersville.

SAT OCT 11 – TASTE OF ACWORTH – 10am-6pm, Hosted by the Acworth Business Association and the City of Acworth, the festivities will allow 150 booths from local restaurants and businesses demonstrate what they do best.  two live entertainment stages providing live music and demonstrations from local talent. The infamous dog show is scheduled at 3:00pm and a fun fashion show at noon.  Children will have plenty to do with inflatables, quad bungee, and challenging games located in the kid zone. And new this year is the High School Team Culinary Cooking Challenge. Admission is FREE!  An array of diverse restaurants will be offering food samples from $1:00 to $4.00. Visit www.acworthbusiness.org for more info.

SAT OCT 11 – FALL-O-WEEN – The City of Kennesaw’s Parks & Recreation Department is hosting its annual Fall-O-Ween Fest starting at 5 pm. Swift-Cantrell Park will be transformed into “Spook-Central Park.” Come dressed in your Halloween costumes and enjoy activities including inflatables and amusements, carnival games, a Trick-or-Treat Trail, children’s crafts, and impressive pumpkin displays. Concessions will be available for purchase. Monster Mash Dance Party from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Zombie judges will be awarding prizes every half-hour to their favorite costumed participants. After sundown, the City of Kennesaw’s 2014 Outdoor Movie Series concludes with a free screening of The Goonies (Rated PG). Swift-Cantrell Park is located at 3140 Old 41 Highway. Parking is available inside the park, and at neighboring Kennesaw Elementary School. For more information, visit contact Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714 or visit www.kennesaw-ga.gov.

SAT OCT 11 – FAMILY HISTORY DAY – 10am to 2pm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2595 New MacLand Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127 will provide Free help with finding an ancestor(s) through government records, published genealogies, and other historical information. Free access
to Ancestry.com and other family history search engines. Open house format.

SAT OCT 11 – 165TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 7PM – Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest historical church in Kennesaw and is celebrating its 165th anniversary.  Concert featuring local artist and Mount Zion’s Music Director, Ahmad Hall.  The celebration continues on Sunday, October 12th with two worship services at 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with dinner following in the chapel.  Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church is located at 4163 Wade Green Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144(770) 499-8126.  The public is invited to attend.

SAT-SUN OCT 11-12 – MARIETTA CHALKFEST – Presented by the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, ChalkFest has been expanded to feature over 40 contracted, professional chalk artists from around the country, who will draw in front of spectators from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission to Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art will be free during Marietta ChalkFest. The Chatov Retrospective: 100 Years of Painting and Atlanta Fine Arts League exhibitions will also be on display inside the museum during Marietta ChalkFest. For more info visit www.MariettaCobbArtMuseum.org.

SAT OCT 11 – OKTOBERFEST – St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church on Ben King Road in Kennesaw is hosting a fun filled evening with something for every member of your family!  Bingo, face painting, pumpkin decorating, music, jump castles, and more!  Traditional Oktoberfest food available for purchase as well! Come on out and enjoy our 2nd annual Oktoberfest from 5:00-9:00pm.  Proceeds benefit “Thanks for Giving” Ministry – which allows us to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas for those less fortunate in our community.

SAT OCT 11 – VIDEO GAMES LIVE! – Cobb Energy Centre in partnership with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra presents: Video Games LIVE at 8:00 pm at the Cobb Energy Center. Picture the excitement and energy of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined
together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide! Special offer: Use promo code “GASYM” for a 20% discount! Tickets on sale now! Visit georgiasymphony.org to purchase tickets.

Mark Your Calendars – Events through Aug 24.

Now thru AUG 24 CATS presented by the Atlanta Lyric Theatre at the Jennie T. Anderson Theater. The show that revolutionized musical theatre is opening Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s 35th anniversary season. Now that it has been seen by millions of audience members worldwide, it is time to celebrate with the whole family and create a special ‘memory’ one more time. Tickets for CATS are priced from $22 – $57.  For reservations and information call (404) 377-9948 or visit www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com.

THURS AUG 14 – SAFEPATH’S GOOD EATIN’ GREAT CAUSE. 6-10 at the Cobb Galleria Exhibit Hall. Attendees will enjoy culinary treats featuring signature appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks from the event’s restaurant participants. local celebrity chefs will serve as mentors in a team cook-off competition between Cobb County Police Department, Sherrif’s Office, Fire Department, and Marietta Fire Department. Tickets are $75. Please call 770-801-3469 about a discounted rate for Public Safety employees.

FRI AUG 15 MARTINIS AND MUSIC 5:30-8:30 pm Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Join the Museum for live music, a cash bar, and light hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free for MCMA Members and $10 for general admission. Visit www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

FRI. AUG 15 – SIP FOR THE TRIP – PAWSitive Supporters (who help Cobb County homeless and shelter animals) invites you to come  have fun, have a beer and plan on attending the Sip for the Trip – a beer tasting event hosted by Wise Owl Growlers and Top Dogs Pet Boutique.  This family friendly event includes beer, cider, snacks, music and fun.  The party is Friday, Aug 15 from 6-9 at Wise Owl Growlers, 2605 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw.  The suggested donation is $10.00.  All proceeds will benefit the Southern Journey Transport Program.  For more information call 678-723-5644.

FRI.SAT.SUN AUG22-24, AUG 29-31 NCG HOSTING FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL Our Acworth NCG theater is hosting free films for the family on August 22, 23, 24 and August 29,30,31. The fun begins at 9:30 and the shows start at 10:00 am. Come see Mr. Peabody & Sherman or The Lego Movie. Tickets are available at the theater on the day of the show on a first come first serve basis. Visit www.ncgmovies.com/acworth/ for more information.

FRI/SAT AUG22/23 PIGS & PEACHES BBQ FESTIVAL.Adams Park, Kennesaw. This free event will be held rain or shine. Dozens of vendors, including several cook teams, will be selling barbeque, beer and other festival foods; as well as arts, crafts and general merchandise. The SCANA Energy stage, featuring area dance ensembles and other family entertainment, will be located in the festival’s Kid Zone, along with free and pay-to-play inflatables, interactive games and other child-friendly activities. Adams Park is located at 2753 Watts Drive in Kennesaw. For more information about the festival, visit www.pigsandpeaches.com, or call the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714.

SAT AUG 23 – HUMMINGBIRD BANDING – 8-11 Smith Gilbert Gardens. Visit smithgilbertgardens.com or call 770-919-0248 for complete details. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is located at 2382 Pine Mountain Road in Kennesaw.

SAT AUG 23 – RECYCLE DAY – hosted by Harrison High School Band. 9-5 in school parking lot. Visit www.federalrecyclers.com for a complete list of accepted items.

SAT AUG 23 ACWORTH CULTURAL ARTS EXPO 11-8 at Roberts Community Center. A fall showcase of Arts and Cultural opportunities. FREE mini-festival open to the public.

SAT/SUN AUG23/24 TASB CUT-A-THON FOR AUTISM. Clients will receive a professional hair care cut with a 50% discount while helping to raise funds and awareness for autism. Nelda Ayers and her staff at Heads Up Hair Salon on Cherokee St, Kennesaw, are active participants of the TASB Cut – A Thon. Need a hair cut? It’s half price starting at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

GSO Starlight Spectacular! – June 28

PHOTOGSO Starlight Spectacular!

GSO invites the public for a spectacular evening of pops and patriotic favorites at Kennesaw State University.  Complete a perfect evening by cheering to a sensational fireworks display.  No ticket is required, and there is no cost to attend!

The concert is scheduled for Saturday, June 28, 2014 (rain date is Sunday, June 29).

New for this year’s event is the addition of pre-concert activities including games, facepainting, and balloon artist for kids, vendors and exhibits from the KSU community and beyond, and a patriotic singing contest. Come at 5 p.m. for pre-concert activities. 8 p.m. concert. Kennesaw State University on the Green