From the Fair to Lewis Grizzard – Plenty to do this Week.

THUR-SUN SEPT 19-29 NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR. -The 81st Annual Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair will take place Thursday, September 19, through Sunday, September 29, at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta.  Rides, exhibits, live shows, and the newest ride Georgia Mountain Lift.  FREE concerts include  Phillips, Craig and Dean on Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m.; Lauren Alaina on Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m; Lee Brice on Wednesday, September 25 at 8 p.m.; Loretta Lynn on Thursday, September 26 at 8 p.m.; Colt Ford on Friday, September 27 at 8 p.m.; Jerrod Niemann on Saturday, September 28 at 8 p.m. For information, call (770) 423-1330 or (770) 528-8989 and visit or

The staff at Main Street Pharmacy invite the Bright Side readers to their Grand Opening Celebration on  Tuesday, September 24 at Noon.  Refreshments will be served.  The store is located at 3070 N. Main Street.  In addition to filling prescriptions, Main Street Phamacy has a host of unique gifts, a coffee bar that serves gourmet coffee and melt in your mouth pastries, and a community meeting room.  The store is located at the corner of Jiles and Main Street in Kennesaw.

SAT SEPT 27-29 LEWIS GRIZZARD: IN HIS OWN WORDS –  Actor Bill Oberst, Jr. has stepped into the late Lewis Grizzard’s shoes over 1,000 times in the last decade. Oberst’s portrayal of the Southern writer and humorist is a one-man show authorized by Grizzard’s family, which says it is the closest thing to seeing the late great spokesman of the south onstage again since Grizzard’s death at age 47. Lewis Grizzard: in His Own Words will be presented Fri-Sunday, Sept 27-29 at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre.The show is presented in two acts and runs 90 minutes. For more information or tickets, visit or the Box Office at 770-293-0080 or 117 North Park Square, Marietta, 30060. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and two hours before the show.

SAT. SEPT 28 – GREAT LAKE ALLATOONA CLEAN UP – The event will take place from 9am-12pm followed by a volunteer appreciation picnic at Riverside Park Day Use area from 12pm-2pm.  Visit for more info on how to participate, support or donate.

SAT SEPT 28  MARIETTA ARTIST MARKET 9-2 The Marietta Square Artists Market is each 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, conveniently located on Mill Street just across from the Farmer’s Market. The Artists Market features talented and unique artists from all the arts. Spend the day taking in all that Downtown Marietta has to offer and top it off by shopping local at The Artists Market; the perfect place to find locally handcrafted gifts and artworks.For more information about how to participate in the market, visit or contact Connie Nelson,

SAT SEPT 28, STEP UP FUNDRAISER FOR KAYLA DOSS – 4pm-8pm – Collet Country Farm, 285 Mars Hill Road, Powder Springs, GA. Tickets are $20.00 for adults (children 12 and under are free with a paying adult) and include dinner, games, horseback rides, music and a Silent Auction. All proceeds go to Kayla’s medical expenses.  Kayla was diagnosed with brain cancer in January of this year. Purchase your tickets by contacting Kristi Collett at 285 Mars Hill Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127 or at Johnny’s BBQ – 4179 Marietta Street, Powder Springs, GA 30127
SAT. SEPT 28 – WORLD DAY OF PLAY The Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department’s second annual observance of the Worldwide Day of Play will take place at SWIFT CANTRELL  park from 9 a.m. to noon. Free activities will include an obstacle course, playground games, relay challenges, inflatables, a rock climbing wall, and much more. Refreshments will be provided (while supplies last). Swift-Cantrell Park is located at 3140 Old 41 Highway in Kennesaw. For more information, call the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714.

SAT SEPT 28 COUNTRY/GOSPEL SING 6-9 pm.  On Saturday, September 28th from 6-8pm, Front Porch Southern Dining will host a free concert featuring local legend Jerry Davis and his family, Gospel and Country Singers.  Come enjoy a delicious family style served dinner from 4-8pm, and then head outside to the front lawn to listen to the majestic harmonies.  Front Porch is located at 2940 Dallas Street, across from KFBC.  Find them on Facebook for their daily menu selections, or call them at 770-795-9455.

SAT SEPT 28 – FREE SHORT SALE WORKSHOP – Melissa Krudwig and her Think Melissa Team invite you to attend their FREE Short Sale Workshop from 1:00-2:30 pm.  The workshop will be held at Keller Williams Signature Partners.  Registration is required to attend and must be completed by September 24.  Space is limited – Call today to reserve your seat.  More details will be available at the time of registration.  Let us help you make the best and most informative decision.  Call 678-631-1729 or 770-310-3269 or email Melissa at