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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

Duke Ellington’s SOPHISTICATED LADIES

The musical legacy of “The Duke” is celebrated in Duke Ellington’s SOPHISTICATED LADIES, a stylish and brassy retrospective that has taken audiences and critics alike by storm throughout the world. Winner of two Tony Awards, SOPHISTICATED LADIES is a glorious re-creation of the Duke Ellington big band sound and features all his most famous numbers, from the infamous Speak Easy era of the Cotton Club up to his death, including “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Satin Doll,” and the haunting “In a Sentimental Mood.” Featuring The Atlanta Lyric Orchestra and some of the metro area’s most talented performers, this song and dance extravaganza is an abundance of riches from the most sophisticated and sassy jazz king of them all

Local talent is phenomenal.  Kennesaw is represented by the tapping feet of Zach Everhart, Michael Perrson and Aaron Carter — Zach and Michael have studied under Tammy Everhart, Great Gig Dance since they were seven and Aaron is a product of Impact Dance of Atlanta, owned by Kari Carter in Acworth.  Just seeing the dancing was worth going, but we can’t leave out the voice of Kayce Grogan-Wallace, who teaches theater at Marietta Middle School.  She is amazing.  A graduate of KSU, she is this year’s teacher of the year for her school.

This is the last weekend to enjoy the smooth jazz sounds of Duke Ellington.  Tickets are available at www.atlantalyrictheatre.com.    The show is at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, 30060.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in Dahlonega

Seven_Brides_for_Seven_Brothers_London_recordingThe Holly Theater is going to the backwoods of Oregon in the 1850’s with an audience favorite, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, for their upcoming musical production.    This energetic and fun-filled show will be performed for 3 consecutive weekends:  July 19 -21, July 26 – 28 and August 2 – 4.

Based on the popular movie, this production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was adapted by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay with music by Gene de Paul and lyrics by Johnny Mercer.  The story tells of the Pontipee brothers who are living a rough and lonely existence on their woodland farm.  The eldest brother, Adam –makes the trip from the farm in the rugged Oregon Territory countryside to town to pick up some goods for the months ahead – including a wife.

He stumbles upon Milly, a serving girl with passion and sass, who falls for his sweet talk about the farming life. They are quickly married, but when Milly returns with Adam to his home, she finds there are also six rowdy brothers living there.   Milly valiantly attempts to civilize the brothers so that they can find brides of their own.  But Milly’s plan backfires when the brothers decide to go find six women to be their brides.  What follows is a hilarious series of events full of dancing, fighting and even kidnapping.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is chock-full of delightful comedy, show-stopping dances, and charming melodies including “Wonderful, Wonderful Day,” “Bless Your Beautiful Hide”, “Sobbin’ Women”, and “Goin’ Courtin’.”

Shows on Friday and Saturday nights begin at 8:00PM and Sunday Matinees begin at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are $18.00 for Adults and $12.00 for Children & Students. Tickets available on line at www.hollytheater.com

Directed by Jamie Fambrough, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is full of the boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.  Join us for a rip-roarin’ good time!

The Holly Theater is located at 69 West Main Street, Dahlonega, Ga 30533.  Visit www.hollytheater.com for more information.