Never a dull moment in our community – looking for something fun, entertaining, educational in Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta — See our suggestions below.

The Marietta Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite our readers to the 42nd Annual May-retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival held in Glover Park in the Historic Marietta Square on May 5-6, 2018. More than 100 local and area artists and craftspeople will display and sell their paintings, pottery, jewelry, and much more at the annual festival.

May-retta Daze is an annual, two-day arts and crafts festival held the first weekend in May. The festival draws artists and craftspeople from many Southern states, as well as local Georgia artists. In addition to a wide variety of arts and crafts items, the festival also includes children’s activities and free entertainment on the stage.

The show setting is at Glover Park in the historic Marietta Square. The Square is the home of many antique and specialty stores, excellent restaurants and interesting things to do.


FRI MAY 4 – MARIETTA ART WALK – 5:30-9:00.  Art Walk celebrates the vitality of Marietta’s diverse cultural Arts scene with artists, businesses, and organizations representing avariety of artistic disciplines. To learn more contact Stephanie Coston at stephaniecoston07@gmail.com or visit www.ArtWalkMarietta.com.

FRI MAY 4 MARIETTA SPRING POPS CONCERT 8:00 PM presented by Symphony on the Square at the Strand Theatre, on the Square in Marietta. Tickets are sale at www.sotsmusic.org for $20.00. Enjoy a wonderful evening of music listening to popular favorites including a tribute to Henry Mancini .

SAT MAY 5 OUTDOOR MOVIE. Come see Oscar winning Coco at Swift Cantrell Park. It doesn’t get much better than FREE, family-friendly movies in the park! Arrive at 6 p.m. for pre-movie entertainment, giveaways and outdoor fun. Cancellations may occur due to weather conditions. Visit www.kennesawparksandrec.com for updates.

SAT MAY 5 “EMBRACE”- A Worship Celebration for Women Featuring Babbie Mason Live 1-3 Northwest Christian Church. We invite you to join us for this special event for women on Saturday, May 5th from 1-3pm at Northwest Christian Church. You’ll experience Christ-centered worship music led by Babbie Mason, God-honoring testimonies, and a huge dose of encouragement as we celebrate what Jesus has done for us. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at nwcc.net/embrace. Northwest Christian Church is located at 3737 Dallas Acworth Hwy. NW, Acworth, GA 30101.

SAT & SUN – MAY 5-6 MAY-RETTA DAZE ARTS & CRAFTS. The Marietta Parks and Recreation Department invites our community to attend the 42nd Annual May-retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival held in Glover Park in the Historic Marietta Square on May 5-6, 2018. Sat 10-5; Sun 11-5.
More than 100 local and area artists and craftspeople will display and sell their paintings, pottery, jewelry, and much more at the annual festival. Admission to the festival is free.

MON MAY 7 KENNESAW FARMER’S MARKET 3:30-7:30 PM. Offering a variety of fresh vegetables & fruits, baked goods, james, jellies, local honey and more

MON MAY 7 DINNER AT THE DEPOT 5:30-8:30 A variety of food trucks will rotate throughout the season. Both at the depot in downtown Kennesaw.

TUES MAY 8 KBA Luncheon 11:30 am. KSU Community Center. Register online at www.kennesawbusiness.org. Sponsored by Desktop Office and Meeting Space, Catered by Adriane’s Delectables. $15.00 members, $20.00 non-members.

TUE MAY 8 KENNESAW BLOOD DRIVE 2-7 PM at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Donating blood is a safe, simple and satisfying… and it helps save lives. Visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code KP&R or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment to donate blood. Walk-ins are also welcome.

THUR MAY 10 ABA ALIVE AFTER FIVE – 5:30-7:30pm. Cedar Plantation- 4610 Northside Dr, Acworth, GA 30101 Open social networking that promotes relationship building in a relaxed atmosphere for members, drink ticket and food provided. Free for members.




Due to the inclement weather in the Kennesaw and surrounding area, the KBA Business Expo scheduled for today has been postponed until: Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Same Time 4:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. and Same Location : KSU Continuing Education Center.  MORE info will be posted at www.kennesawbusiness.org.

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 www.kennesawbusiness.org.

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 www.atlantalyrictheatre.com 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: Connie@ArtistsMarketMarietta.com.

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.


FP.NCJust sharing a few things that are happening in the few days. 

THURS. MAR 7 – ACWORTH BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Luncheon. 11:30-1:00.  NorthStar Church.  Panel discussion by WellStar. Catered by Fuscos.  Register online at www.acworthbusiness.org.  Click on Event Payment.

THURS. MARCH 7   MBA After Hours (5:00-8pm) at Active Financial Group 2655 Cobb Parkway, Ste 107, Kennesaw, GA 678-574-0080. John and Sue Picardi always do a fabulous job.  Great food.  Please check the website at www.marietabusiness.biz

SAT MAR 9 The NC&StL Railway Lecture 2:00 The Kennesaw Historical Society and the Southern Museum are sponsoring a lecture entitled “The NC&StL Railway”, with author Joe Bozeman.  The Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway ran through Kennesaw from 1891-1957. The program  will be in the Kennesaw Depot.  It is free to the public.  Parking is available behind the Museum if the Depot lot is full.

TUES MAR 12 – KENNESAW BUSINESS ASSOCIATION.  KSU CONTINUING ED BLDG.    Reservations required.  Networking starts at 11:00.  Visit www.kennesawbusiness.org to reserve your seat. Speaker is Mark Butler of Department of Labor — come learn the what the facts are with the Georgia job market. Call 770-423-1330 for more information.