Covering the Bases

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

A Lot Going on This Weekend

You can tell the lazy days of summer are over, as the activities for our area have grown expotentially.  Below are some of the exciting events going on in Acworth, Kennesaw and Marietta — just for this weekend.  Enjoy.

FRI SEPT 5 – FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK 5-9 – ON THE Square in Marietta. over 30 artists showing their work in front of numerous merchants, restaurants and galleries hosting them. In Atherton Square, behind Cool Beans and Hemmingways, Art Walk presents Tavern in the gARTen, selling beer and wine. Additional musicians and performing artists will be found throughout the Square, hosted by participating merchants.  Ask an Art Walk Ambassador for a map and directions.  You can identify them by their distinct white Art Walk aprons. Kick-off your weekend with First Friday Art Walk. Visit http://artwalkmarietta.com/

FRI/SAT SEPT 5/6 – COVERING THE BASES – Acworth Police Department fundraiser for Horizon Field and Leauge. Events include a Carnival, Lego movie, midnight kickball, cornhole and much more. Please come out and help us with this great cause. For online donations, volunteer sign up, kickball sign up, and other information, please visit www.coveringthebases.org.

SAT SEPT 6 – GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE 5K 7:30AM 1 Mile Fun Run /8:00AM 5k /8:55AM Tot Trot /9:15AM Awards Ceremony. Sponsored by the Kennesaw Museum Foundation. Runners may register at the Southern Museum, at any Big Peach Running Co. store or online at active.com. For more information about running or volunteering, please contact the Kennesaw Museum Foundation at foundation@southernmuseum.org or 770.427.2117 ext. 3174.

SAT SEPT 6 – TASTE OF KENNESAW 11-8 downtown Kennesaw. Who doesn’t like to eat? This is a great way to sample all your favorite restaurants again and again!Admission is FREE and samples may be purchased from 1 dollar up to 4 dollars. We are expecting more than 30 restaurants. For more information about the 2014 Taste Kennesaw, please contact Peter Jezerinac at JRM Management Services, Inc. at 770-423-1330 or pjezerinac@jrmmanagement.com.

SAT SEPT 6 – MARIETTA MUTT STRUTT 10-3 Marietta First United Methodist Church 56 Whitlock Ave., SW, just off of the Marietta Square. The event is being held to support and raise awareness of Sweetwater Mission, a nonprofit that has been helping families with food, clothing, job training and more since 1968. Over 60 vendors will showcase their wares. We have something for everyone, from Harley Davidson and Luxury Cars to artisans and entertainment! Be sure to take Fido to the Bone Bar, where nearly 4000 pounds of dog treats are available for you to scoop – and they’re free! Vendor information and dog parade registrations can be found on the website at www.SweetwaterMission.org. or you can call Linda Oviatt at 770-241-4302 for more information.

SAT SEPT 6 – YOUTH MUSEUM FUNDRAISER – The Youth Museum is holding its Twelfth Annual BBQ and Silent Auction on Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, celebrating over 44 years of serving students in Cobb County and the metro area. Delicious BBQ , live music , tours of the Museum’s current exhibit,  and a fabulous Silent Auction will be the highlights of the evening. Sam Heaton, Director of Cobb County Department of Public Safety, will be the emcee. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Please call the Museum during business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM at 770.427.2563. Email youthmuseum@aol.com or find us online atwww.theyouthmuseum.org.  http://wp.me/p34RZp-7oz

Covering The Bases – Fundraiser for Horizon Field in Acworth

Thecoverbases Acworth Police Department and the Horizon League are preparing for the upcoming Covering The Bases Fundraiser. The event will kick off Friday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. and continue over the next 24 hours, concluding at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. This fundraising event helps support the Horizon Field athletics and programming. “Covering the Bases” was initially started to help raise the needed funds to build a synthetic rubberized ball field where children with all types of disabilities could participate in recreational sports. Monies raised also helped to build a handicap accessible playground, as well as a handicap accessible concession stand. This fundraiser has since helped maintain the field, equipment, and create new programs; such as a kickball league, soccer clinics, adult baseball leagues and new this year, adaptive tennis.
During this event, we have live concerts, a movie on the field, vendor demonstrations from local businesses, a midnight kickball tournament, baseball games and much, much more! We will have vendors set-up throughout the event, along with different activities for the kids (such as: bounce houses, radar speed trailer for fastest pitch, rock climbing wall, face painting, etc…). This is a fun filled event with activities for everyone! This is a 100% volunteer event and every dollar raised goes back into the Horizon programs. To date Covering the Bases has raised over $100,000.00 dollars to help support the Horizon League. Come out and show your support for this amazing league in Acworth! Donations are welcome.  Visit www.acworth.org and click on Calendar Event: Covering the Bases for donation link.