Community Calendar – April 5-13.

communityFRIDAY, APRIL 5th -20th Next Stage Theatre Company Presents “You’re A good Man Charlie Brown- the Broadway Musical” All performances take place at The Alley Stage and seats are general admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Contact the box office at 678.744.6398 for any special assistance you might require.

TUES APR 9 KENNESAW BUSINESS ASSOCIATION – 11:00-1:00 Monthly luncheon.  This month’s meeting will be held at the Kennesaw Community Center, Watts Drive, Kennesaw.  RSVP

TUES APR 9 Starting Your Spring Garden – sponsored by The Green Meadows Preserve Community Garden will be presented by Amy Whitney, Cobb Cooperative Extension Program Assistant in Horticulture, Master Gardener,   Based on Amy’s years of experience and teaching, this class will provide gardeners with the basics of what, how, when, and where to plant in the areas available to them.  Amy and other Cobb County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and field comments from the audience.  “Starting Your Spring Garden” is free and will be held at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 9th, in the smaller Parks & Recreation Building near the Boots Ward Recreation Center at Lost Mountain Park, 4845 Dallas Highway, 30127.

WED APR 10 MARIETTA COUNCIL OF GARDENS 9:30 am.The Marietta Council of Garden Clubs invites you to their monthly meetings. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener looking to get involved in community projects, all are welcome. . Come and socialize and listen to this month’s program on  ‘Introduction to Ikebana’.  The speaker is Donna Scott, a Certified Instructor from the Ichiyo School of Ikebana.  The meeting also informs you on what the garden clubs are doing in the Marietta area. The meeting will be held at the Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Ave, Marietta, GA, 30060, 770-427-3494.

THU APR 11 MBA Luncheon at the Mansour Center (11:30am-1pm)- Join the MBA each month on the second Thursday of the month at the Mansour Center at 995 Roswell Rd NE, Marietta, Ga. 30060 from 11:30am until 1:00pm. Lunch is free for members, $15.00 for “No-Frills” members and $20.00 for guests.

FRI APR 12- 28  The Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents “Ragtime” at the Strand Theatre (8pm) At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, “Ragtime” weaves together three distinctly American tales – that of a stifled suburban mother, an inventive Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician – Tickets are available online at or through the Atlanta Lyric Theatre box office at 404.377.9948

SAT APR 13 MARIETTA TREE KEEPERS APRIL TREE PLANTING. 8:30 AM Calling for volunteers of all ages to come out and assist Marietta Tree Keepers as we maintain Hill Park on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Meet at Hill Pocket Park, 144 Lemon Street, Marietta, GA 30060 (corner of Lemon Street and Waddell St. behind the Bank of America on Cherokee St.) The event begins at 8:30am with sign-in and refreshments and we will plant trees from 9:00-11am.  Large groups please call ahead and let us know how many volunteers are attending. For more information call Holly at 770-484-4464.
SAT APR 13 Life of the Common Soldier in the Civil War.  The Kennesaw Historical Society and the Southern Museum are sponsoring a lecture entitled “Life of the Common Soldier in the Civil War”, with David Chastain.  The program will start at 2:00, and will be in the Kennesaw Depot. It is free to the public. Parking is available behind the Museum if the Depot lot is full.

SAT APR 13 Marietta Square Artists Market: Where All the Arts Come Alive! The Marietta Square Artists Market is excited to begin its 3rd annual market season, opening April 13th, 2013.    The Artists Market is a juried, open-air market located on Mill Street between Church Street and the railroad tracks, Open every 2nd and 4th Saturday from April to November, 9:00am to 2:00pm, rain or shine. All fine artists are encouraged to apply! All works must be handcrafted by the artist. Applications be submitted to Connie Nelson, Market Manager:

SAT, APRIL13 “Exhibition Opening at the Cobb Marietta Museum of Art” (6-8pm)   Join us at the Museum for the opening of American Academy of Equestrian Artists in Galleries 1-3 and In the Mind’s Eye :Chattahoochee Hand Weavers Guild Free to members, $8 for guests, Cash Bar, Light Hors D’oeuvres.