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Santa Sightings and Tree Lightings-Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta

Our community loves Christmas and all the festivities that go with it.  Kicking off this week are the following in Acworth, Kennesaw, and Marietta — if you are magic you could make them all, as for me – will be in Acworth for Santa and Kennesaw for the parade for sure.  Carol Thompson

Kennesaw Tree Lighting
Join Mayor Easterling and other city officials at the Depot on Cherokee St (across from the museum) downtown Kennesaw on Tuesday, November 28 for the time-honored tradition of “flipping the switch” to illuminate the official Christmas tree. The free hour-long program begins at 6:00 pm and will include festive choral music and sing-along, light refreshments, and plenty of holiday cheer. For more information, visit kennesaw-ga.gov or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.

Santa Arrives in Style

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO MARIETTA –  NOV 30

The City of Marietta’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in conjunction with the arrival of Santa Claus on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Glover Park on the Marietta Square.

The fun begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, November 30 with performances by local school choruses. Santa makes his exciting grand entrance via a City of Marietta firetruck at 5:20pm followed by the lighting of the City’s Christmas Tree at 6pm. Additionally, children can meet Santa until 8pm that evening, as Santa must leave. to make his way back to the North Pole!
Families will now have the option of booking their Santa visit online (not available December 1st), while walkups will still be welcome. This year Santa will also be visiting with our furry friends, details are available on the website.

Starting December 1, 2017, the Santa Experience is brought to you by the Marietta Square Branding Project. Through their http://www.winterwonderlandmarietta.com/, you can book appointments with “The Classic Santa” or with “Santa.” While both Santas are the real deal, “Classic Santa” is the jolly fellow who has been on the Marietta Square for almost 20 years! “Santa” is the jolly fellow who may interact on a personal level with your children if you provide some details in the booking process.

This “Santa” is also lovingly known as Santa Paws! For more detailed information, please visit the Winter Wonderland website at http://www.winterwonderlandmarietta.com/santa-2 or email santaonthemariettasquare@gmail.com.

Acworth’s Santa’s Arrival

It’s that special time again! The City of Acworth is excited to be partnering with NorthStar Church to make this year’s Santa’s Arrival the best yet!  Santa will be reaching downtown Acworth on Friday, December 1st.  Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m. There will be a host of live performances until 9:00 p.m. to help Santa kickoff the holiday season.

Bring the entire family to hear Mayor Tommy Allegood read The Night Before Christmas and watch the lighting of the tree on Senator Russell Avenue. This year’s festivities will take place in front of Acworth City Hall and on the Plaza.

Enjoy pictures with Santa, eating candy canes with all his elves, and filling the streets with the holiday spirit. Plan on bringing your camera to capture the special moment, as there will be no photographer on-site. There will be train rides, marshmallow roasting, and hot chocolate.  Don’t forget to visit Frana Brown Park, where you can enjoy the beautiful Festival of Trees!
For more information visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or call the Parks and Recreation office at 770-917-1234

 

Kennesaw’s Santa Parade and Holiday Activities

The City of Kennesaw will usher in the holiday season on Saturday, December 2 with a Main Street parade featuring marching bands, decorated floats, vintage cars, colorfully-costumed characters, and Santa Claus himself.
The parade begins at noon near the intersection of Park Drive and Main Street, proceeding south and east down Main Street, marching past Cherokee Street toward Cemetery Street.
The celebration continues at Depot Park, 2828 Cherokee Street, until 6 pm with A Day with Santa presented by WellStar Health Systems. Activities include a snow playground, inflatables and amusements, kid’s crafts, visits with Santa, stage entertainment, and a holiday market full of gift ideas and unique merchandise. Food vendors will be onsite.
Event organizers are seeking vendors, as well as accepting entries for the parade at adaywithsanta.com. Entries will be judged and prizes will be awarded in several categories. The best overall float will win a cash prize of $250. Participation is free.For more information, visit adaywithsanta.com or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.

Comic and Toy Show at Kennesaw Mountain High School

COMIC AND TOY SHOW AT KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Saturday August 12; 10-5 pm

Kennesaw Mountain High School will host their third annual Kennesaw Comic and Toy Show Saturday, August 12 at the school’s Fine Arts Building.  The event will have vendors selling, buying and trading comics, cards, toys, action figures, GI Joes, original art, jewelry, vintage records, video games, books, and more.  In addition, there will trivia games, costume contests, card tournaments, discussion panels, special demonstrations, and a concession stand.

“Last year we had over 400 people attend, so we are hoping to grow even more this year” Carson Colenbaugh, senior on the Drama Leadership Team stated.  “I know a lot of my friends are excited about it.  It was so much fun last year!”
The event is a fund raiser for the school’s theater’s lighting and sound equipment.
“It’s a unique way for us to raise some money for our school and for the students and community to have the own little ‘Dragon Con’.” Added senior Nick Haddad.

“Last year, we had a wide range of vendors selling new and new items, as well as artists, and people promoting their websites and other events.  This year we have a special effects makeup session, and a cos play workshop.”  Noted the event coordinator and theatre director, Coy Dunn.

“It’s a great event for people of all ages.   With the popularity of all the comic book television shows and movies that are currently being produced, we thought we would try it. We have been extremely proud of the results!  It has now became a popular annual event.”   Dunn added.

The show is from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and admission for the event is five dollars. Go to kmhsdrama.com for more details.

CALENDAR EVENTS FOR THE WEEKEND

SAT AUG 12 – SHREDDING EVENT – Keep Kennesaw Beautiful (KKB) will host a community shredding event at the Kennesaw Public Works facility on 3080 Moon Station Road from 9 am – noon (or until the shred truck is filled). There will be absolutely NO glass, metal, or electronics accepted at this event – only personal documents for shredding. The event is free and open to all; donations to support KKB educational programs will be accepted. Visit the Keep Kennesaw Beautiful Facebook page for further information or call 770-424-8274 with questions.

SAT AUG 12 – PROGRAM PALOOZA – Area residents are invited to attend Kennesaw Parks & Recreation’s ‘Program Palooza’ at the Ben Robertson Community Center from 10 am – 1 pm. All ages are welcome. Admission is free. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet program instructors, observe and participate in a variety of demonstrations, and learn all about dozens of new and exciting recreation activities that will be offered this fall — from sports, dance and fitness programs to arts & crafts and adult enrichment classes. For more information, visit kennesaw-ga.gov/parks-and-recreation or call 770-422-9714.

SAT AUG 12 – COMIC AND TOY SHOW AT KMHS – Kennesaw Mountain High School will host their third annual Kennesaw Comic and Toy Show at the school’s Fine Arts Building.  The event will have vendors selling, buying and trading comics, cards, toys, action figures, GI Joes, original art, jewelry, vintage records, video games, books, and more.  In addition, there will trivia games, costume contests, card tournaments, discussion panels, special demonstrations, and a concession stand. The show is from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and admission for the event is five dollars. Go to kmhsdrama.com for more details.

SAT AUG 12 – 60TH MISS COBB COUNTY PAGEANT – Jennie T Anderson Theatre, Cobb County Civic Center, 7pm. Along with this years competition, past winners have been invited to grace the stage once again. Tickets are $20 for regular seating, $30 for special reserved patron tickets. Email ticket requests to misscobbcounty@yahoo.com or call Gene Phillips at 770-435-6378.

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Kennesaw’s Book, CD & DVD Swap

Clear Out Your Bookshelves and Swap Your Old Stories for New Adventures

bookcddvdswap_kidsKennesaw Parks & Recreation’s is hosting its popular Book, CD & DVD Swap at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive, on Saturday, January 28 from 8 to 11 a.m.

You still have time to  drop off gently used hardcover or paperback books, music CDs and DVD movies  Friday, January 27 from 12 to 8 p.m. and receive a ticket redeemable for the same number of items during “open swap” time on Saturday, January 28.

Books must have their front and back covers intact and be in good condition. CDs and DVDs must be in their original cases and fully operable. Magazines, software, record albums, VHS or cassette tapes, adult content, unauthorized or illegal material will not be accepted.

After the event, all unclaimed items will be donated to charitable organizations.

This is not a book sale. It is a FREE media swap. Items will not be available for purchase.

Assistance is needed during the event with receiving, sorting, counting and bagging items. Volunteers must have the ability to bend, stoop, stand and lift up to 20lbs. To sign up for a volunteer shift, visit kennesawparksandrec.com and click on “Volunteers.”

For more information, visit kennesawparksandrec.com or call (770) 422-9714.

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Winter Wonderland, Holiday Express and More

aidensiceskatephotoFRI NOV 18 – WINTER WONDERLAND RETURNS TO MARIETTA – First day to ice skate on the Square in Marietta. Winter Wonderland. The merchants on the square will host their Holiday Open House and Candlelight Shopping. Open House will be held from 6-9.  For more information for ice skating hours and the Santa hours on the Square and online bookings for Santa, please visit the Winter Wonderland website www. winterwonderlandmarietta.com

bravoFRI-SUN NOV 18-20 – HOLIDAY EXPRESS: A NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE – Bravo Dance Center invites you to come aboard as their train journeys north from the Blue Ridge Mountains to New York City to deliver the Christmas Tree to Rockefeller Center. Four shows will be held at the Strand (on the Square, Marietta): Friday Nov 18 at 8pm, Saturday Nov 19 at 3pm and 7pm, Sunday Nov 20 at 3pm. Tickets: $15 or $18 and are available at www.Tututix.com/bravodancecenterga.com

SAT NOV 19 – ACWORTH’S TURKEY CHASE – Enjoy an exhilarating 5K run through Historic Downtown Acworth and along the shores of beautiful Lake Acworth. Walk, jog, or run, participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. Begins at 9am. For more information, to register and for sponsorship opportunities visit  www.acworthturkeychase.com.

TUE NOV 29 – KENNESAW TREE LIGHTING –  Join Mayor Easterling and other city officials at the pedestrian underpass plaza directly across from Revival on Main in downtown Kennesaw as they “flip the switch” to illuminate the official Christmas tree. The free program begins at 6 pm and will include festive choral music and sing-along, light refreshments, and plenty of holiday cheer. For more information, visit kennesaw-ga.gov or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.

Pokemon Art on the Square: August 5 and More.

FRI. AUG 5 Marietta Square Art Walk continues August 5th with a new adventure.  Art Walk visitors can “catch ‘em all” (Pokémon ART, that is) throughout the The Marietta Square. Artists will hide small Pokémon themed works throughout town for visitors to find and take home! We’ll post clues about their location on our Facebook page throughout the evening. Finders, Keepers!!! We’ll also drop Pokémon Go lures throughout the Art Walk tour area beginning at 6pm.  Find them on FB at https://www.facebook.com/events/294064860950346.

FRI AUG 5 – MOVIES AT THE STRAND – THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY @8:00 pm.  117 North Park Square, Marietta, GA.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors.

runnerSAT AUG 6 – RUN FOR WOUNDED HEROES – This race is part of the Kennesaw Grand Prix 5k races. Downtown Kennesaw.  The race for adults and children benefits the Disabled American Veterans, United Military Care, KSU”s veterans scholarship fund, and help sponsor the City of Kennesaw’s Veterans Day luncheon. Same-day registration and packet pickup at Kennesaw First Baptist Church opens at 6:30 am; a one-mile fun run for children starts at 7:30 am with the 5K race beginning at 8 am. Registration is open now at active.com or at Big Peach Running Co.

SAT AUG 6 – BOATING SAFETY CLASSES – The Acworth Parks and Recreation Department is proud to partner with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 22 to offer Boating Safety Classes at Roberts School Community Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  This is a NASBLA certified boating safety course.  This is an entry level class aimed at the inland boater. This is a classroom only course and does not include on the water instruction.  The fee for this course is $20.  For more information on this course or to register, please email flotilla22pe@gmail.com.

SUN AUG 7 – MOUNTAIN VIEW CHURCH invites you to STAYING EMOTIONALLY FIT.  New message starts at 10:45 a.m.  Mountain View Church is located at 520 Casteel Rd. Marietta, GA 30064, Call 770-422-9335 or visit www.mountainviewmarietta.com for more information.

MON AUG 8, MARIETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION featuring “Common Sense Leadership” with guest speaker Jack H. Llewellyn, Ph.D. The luncheon will be held at Noon at the Radisson Atlanta NW Hotel, 1775 Parkway Place SE, Marietta, GA,30067. Join us from 10:30-11:30am for Connections, Coffee and Conversations in the Lobby area. For more details and to register, please visit www.mariettabusiness.biz
 


2011KBALOGOTUE AUG 9 – KENNESAW BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON – featuring this month’s speaker, Bernard King, Public Program Coordinator for the Cobb County Emergency Management Agency. 11:30am-1:30pm, KSU Continuing Ed Center, 3333 Busbee Drive. Sponsor: North Cobb Lions Club, Caterer: Carrabba’s. Visit www.kennesawbusiness.org to reserve your spot.

THU AUG 11 – FREE SOLAR SEMINAR AND SAFETY VILLAGE TOUR – Cobb EMC members are invited to attend this seminar to learn how solar energy systems work. Space is limited. Registration is required. Safety village tour 4:30-5:45pm, Seminar 6-8pm. Cobb County Safety Village, 1220 Al Bishop Drive Marietta. Register at www.cobbemc.com/solarseminar

SAT AUG 13 – KENNESAW’S “PROGRAM PALOOZA” – Kennesaw Parks & Recreation’s ‘Program Palooza’ at the Ben Robertson Community Center 10 am – 1 pm. Admission is free. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet program instructors, observe and participate in a variety of demonstrations, and learn all about dozens of new and exciting recreation activities that will be offered this fall. For more information, visit kennesaw-ga.gov/parks-and-recreation or call 770-422-9714.

20131012-065759.jpgSAT AUG 13 – HARRISON HS BAND RECYCLE DAY – The Harrison Bands will be holding an Electronics and Paint Recycle Day from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Upper Parking Lot of Harrison High School.There is a $10.00 requested donation per car load. 100% of the donation goes to the HHS Bands program. There is a $20.00 processing fee for 1 TV/monitor and $15.00 each for 2 or more. A portion of this amount goes to HHS Bands as well. For more info, email harrisonrecycling@gmail.com.

SAT AUG 13 – MOVIES AT THE STRAND – THE WIZARD OF OZ @3:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  117 North Park Square, Marietta, GA.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors.

THUR AUG 18 MARIETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION NETEXPO 4-7 PM at White Water on Cobb Parkway. The business expo is an open event, available to all local Marietta and Cobb County businesses. All businesses that are interested in attending or being an exhibitor, please visit www.mariettabusiness.biz to register and for more details of this event.  The fee for exhibiting: for Marietta Business Association members the fee is $100, for non-members the fee is $150.00.  The business community, not exhibiting, is invited to attend (FREE) and meet and mingle with other local businesses.

THU AUG 18 – BOOK SALE – Civil War Round Table of Cobb County Inaugural Book Sale: 6:00 p.m. at the Gone With the Wind Museum in downtown Marietta. Help support the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County while stocking-up your library! Bonus: free admission and tours of the Gone With the Wind Museum! No reservations necessary. For additional information, e-mail brannan53ga@gmail.com.

artteen1FRI AUG 19 – MARTINIS & MUSIC – 5:30-8:30pm at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. This fun art event features Horsd’oeurves and a Cash Bar while you enjoy the Metro Montage XVI Annual Juried Exhibition of Artists sponsored by MCMA. Call 770-528-1444 or visit www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

Free Book, CD & DVD Swap Returns on January 9

Book CD DVD SwapKennesaw Parks & Recreation’s annual Book, CD, and DVD Swap returns on Saturday, January 9 to the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive.

Drop off your gently used hardcover or paperback books, music CDs and DVD movies on Thursday and Friday, January 7-8 from noon to 8 pm and receive a ticket redeemable for the same number of items during “open swap” time on Saturday from 8-11 am.

Books must have their front and back covers intact and be in good condition. CDs and DVDs must be in their original cases and fully operable. Magazines, software, record albums, VHS or cassette tapes, adult content, unauthorized or illegal material will not be accepted. After the event, all unclaimed items will be donated to charitable organizations.

This is not a book sale. It is a FREE media swap. Items will not be available for purchase.

Assistance is needed during the event with receiving, sorting, counting and bagging items. Volunteers must have the ability to bend, stoop, stand and lift up to 20lbs.

For more information, visit kennesaw-ga.gov/parks-and-recreation or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.

Holiday Festivities – Dec. 10-19

Holiday Festivities: Theater, Symphony, Arts and Crafts Show, Nativity Scenes, Santa, and more are jam packed into the next nine days.

Christmas Carol CastTHU DEC 10-27 – A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Opening night, Dec 10th at Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Ave. Show dates are Thursdays-Sundays through December 27th. Purchase tickets online at www.theatreinthesquare.co. 770-426-4800

FRI DEC 11 – SYMPHONY ON THE SQUARE HOLIDAY CONCERT – Symphony On The Square Presents: There’s Christmas In the Air.  Holiday Concert at 8pm at the Cobb Civic Center, Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Tickets are $15 and available online at www.sotsholiday2015.eventbrite.com. Visit SymphonyOnTheSquare.org for more information.

FRI-SAT DEC 11-12 – CHRISTMAS AT PIEDMONT – Join us for a festive celebration; This Arts & Craft Show will be buzzing with activity including entertainment, food, children’s activities and more! Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm. For more info call 770-423-1330 or visit www.piedmontchurch.tv

FRI-SUN DEC 11-13 – A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM – Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (www.mtcbc.net) would like to invite your family to ‘A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM.”  You will experience a hands on Holy Land Experience. 6:00PM – 8:00PM each evening. Accepting voluntary donations of canned goods for the needy.  FREE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! 287 Mt. Calvary Rd. Marietta, Ga. 30064.

SANTASAT DEC 12 – SANTA’S WORKSHOP ON THE SQUARE – The workshop is open to visitors Dec. 12, 13, 20-24. Santa’s hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sundays, December 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Weekdays Dec.21, 22 & 23: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday, December 24: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The line to meet Santa closes one hour before his workshop closes. Marietta Parks and Recreation sponsor this event each year.  Thank you Johnny Walker Photography.

SAT DEC 12 – PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Ben Roberson Community Center, two seatings: 8-9:15am and 10-11:15am. Advanced tickets $6 per person, $8 at the door. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit kennesaw-ga.gov or call 770-422-9714. Hosted by Kennesaw Parks and Recreation and Kennesaw-Acworth Optimist Club.

SAT DEC 12 – CHRISTMAS IN ACWORTH – Santa will be at the Depot for pictures from 1-5 p.m. Pictures are free of charge, bring your camera! Marshmellow roasting, horse and carriage rides! Festival of Trees at Frana Brown Park! For more info, visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or call the Parks office 770-917-1234.

SAT DEC 12 – MARIETTA TREE KEEPERS – Volunteers wanted to assist in planting trees at the Marietta Housing Authority, 95 Cole Street, Marietta.  Arrive at 8:30am to enjoy donuts and beverages. For more information, call 770-424-4664.

SAT DEC 12 – SANTA’S WORKSHOP ON THE SQUARE – The workshop is open to visitors Dec. 12, 13, 20-24. Santa’s hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sundays, December 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Weekdays Dec.21, 22 & 23: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday, December 24: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The line to meet Santa closes one hour before his workshop closes. Marietta Parks and Recreation sponsor this event each year.

SAT-SUN DEC 12-13 – CHRISTMAS ROYAL TEA AND GRAND YULETIDE BALL – The Strand will transform from the historic theatre we know and love to a royal residence for the Prince and Princess of the season and their revered guests on Dec 12 & 13, 19 & 20 at 10am and noon. Tickets available at www.earlsmithstrand.org or the box office at 770-293-0080.

SUN DEC 13 – SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE SEASON – Presented by Great Gig Dance Co, this musical Christmas variety show will feature talented dancers, singers, musicians and more at Northstar Church 3413 Blue Springs Rd, Kennesaw. The show begins at 6pm. Tickets may be purchased in advanced, call Great Gig at 770-218-2112 or at the door.

SUN DEC 13 – MENORAH LIGHTING ON MARIETTA SQUARE – 6:30-7:30pm, Congregation Ner Tamid will hold a ceremony on the Glover Park Stage to light a Menorah as part of a Chanukah Celebration which will include holiday music and fun children’s games. For more information about this event or the congregation, visit www.mynertamid.org or e-mail info@mynertamid.org or call 678-264-8575.

TUE DEC 15 – DINNER WITH SANTA – Come enjoy a night with Santa at California Dreaming from 6-9pm! Free pics with Santa, face painting, live holiday music and more! California Dreaming is collecting toys for the Jerry Worthan Memorial Christmas Fund.  Receive a Free basket of Croissants with any toy donation.  Donations accepted everyday through Dec. 15. 745 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw

THU-SAT DEC 17-19 – NATIVITY ON THE MARIETTA SQUARE – Stroll through the Historic Marietta Square and listen to the sounds of the season celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.  Performances by local church choirs, musicians and puppetry arts.  Sponsored by Citizens for Christian Christmas Celebration on the Marietta Square.  Please join us for free hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies.  The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. on the 17th and 18th, and on the 19th the festivities will begin at 12:00 p.m.  

FRI DEC 18 & SAT DEC 19 “5th Annual LIVE NATIVITY CELEBRATION” 6-9P – St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church’s Gift to the Community.  Come see and hear the story of the Nativity – LIVE animals, including a CAMEL!!! FREE parking and admission. Outdoor presentation every 30 min. Complimentary Musical Entertainment & Refreshments. For more info, go to www.stteresasacworth.com or call 770-590-9040.  5725 Fords Rd, Acworth, GA.

homeforholidays2012FRI-SUN DEC 18-20 – 10TH ANNUAL HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – A holiday extravaganza to put you in the holiday spirit at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy. Tickets: $15, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm. For more info and tickets call 770-528-8490

FRI-SAT DEC 18 -19 – AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS – presented by Marietta First United Methodist’s Jubilation Drama Ministry. Full orchestra and professional dancers. For tickets, call the church office at 770-429-7800. For more information, email Bryanblack@mariettafumc.org

Halloween Happenings, Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patch

Acworth, Kennesaw and Marietta have a host of activities to celebrate fall including trunk or treats, festivals and a Pumpkin Patch.

Pumpkins, Gourds, and More!

Christ Episcopal Church Pumpkin PatchChrist Episcopal Church is hosting a Pumpkin Patch starting now through October 31. Our pumpkins come from the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and are of great quality. 100’s of pumpkins and gourds for decorations and baking!  After visiting the patch take your favorite fall pictures at our Photo Op or come to one of our Storytelling sessions!

Open to daycare centers and schools, storytelling sessions are available M-F 12-2 by appointment Storytelling Every Sunday @ 12 & 2

On October 31st our 1st annual Fall Festival (1-4)  and Trunk or Treat Night (4-6)! featuring children activities, storytelling, music and so much more.

The Pumpkin Patch is open M-F 12-8; Sat. 11-7 and Sunday 11-5. Christ Episcopal Church is located at 1210 Wooten Lake Rd. , Kennesaw 30144. Call 770-422-9114 or visit  www.christchurchkennesaw.dioatl.org

SAT OCT 10 – KENNESAW’S FALL-O-WEEN FEST – Come to Swift Cantrell park starting at 5pm. Costumes welcomed, Monster Mash Dance Party, children’s activities and trick or treat. Stay for the outdoor movie event “How to Train Your Dragon 2” beginning at sundown. Concessions available. For more info, visit www.kennesaw-ga.gov/pkrec or call 770-422-9714

SUN OCT 18 FALL FESTIVAL – First Baptist Church Marietta will host their 56th Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 18th from 2-4pm at the Family Life Center. Fun for the kids includes inflatables, video game truck, face painting and truck-or-treat. The church is locate at 148 Church Street, Marietta.

FRI OCT 23 – FREAKY FRIDAY FAMILY EXPERIENCE – NorthStar Church is inviting the community to enjoy a family friendly event 6:30pm-8pm. Food available for purchase. The FUN is FREE! 3413 Blue Springs Road, Kennesaw in the Compass Center. For more info, call the church at 770-420-9808.

SAT OCT 24 – ACWORTH’S HALLOWEEN JAMBOOREE – Come out for a spooky good time to Logan Park from 3-7pm. Children’s activities (minimal charge), costume contests, free hayride. For more information, email Michelle Berryman at mberryman@acworth.org or call 770-917-1234.

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SAT OCT 24 Trunk or Treat Due West UMC invites all families to their annual Trunk or Treat event on Saturday October 24th from 5:00-7:30pm in the South Campus parking lot located at 3956 Due West Rd NW, Marietta, 30064. We will have plenty of trunks & candy, inflatables for kids of all ages, a DJ, hayride, and pizza (served from 5-6pm). Dress up in costume for this family fun block party. No scary costumes, please.

SAT OCT 24 – OKTOBERFEST – Saint Catherine of Siena Church will hold its annual festival beginning at 5:30pm. Children’s activities, German polka band, beer garden, food and desserts. 1618 Ben King Road in Kennesaw.

SUN OCT 25 – FALL FESTIVAL – Kennesaw United Methodist church invites everyone for a whole afternoon of fun for the family from 4-6pm. Come in costume and gather treats at decorated car trunks, games, bounce houses and more. Admission is a bag of candy or canned food item. 1801 Ben King Road, Kennesaw

WED OCT 28 – TRUNK OR TREAT FEST – Join Kennesaw First Baptist Church for a night of special fun, games, and “trunks” full of candy/treats. Hot dog meals $1 (includes chips and drink) 5:30-7pm, 2958 Main Street in Kennesaw

SAT OCT 31 – FALL FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL – Join us at Summit Baptist Church from 11am-3pm. Costume contest for kids and pets. Inflatable slide, obstacle course, games, petting zoo and more! Concessions for sale. 4310 Moon Station Lane, Acworth. www.summitchurch.org

SAT OCT 31 CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH will host their 1st annual Fall Festival (1-4)  and Trunk or Treat Night (4-6)! featuring children activities, storytelling, music and so much more. The church is located at 1210 Wooten Lake Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Run for Wounded Heroes 5K

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Run for Wounded Heroes 5K is the fourth 5K in the Kennesaw Grand Prix Series, and takes place on Saturday, August 1 in downtown Kennesaw.  The race for adults and children benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. Same-day registration and packet pickup at Kennesaw First Baptist Church opens at 6:30 am; a one mile fun run for children starts at 7:30 am with the 5K race beginning at 8 am.  Price is $25 until July 23, $30 til July 30, and $35 on the day of the race – Aug 1.

Thanks to the 1700 runners who participated in the race last year. $20,000 dollars was donated to Wounded Warrior Project, and $1,000 to Kennesaw’s Veterans Luncheon. Over $75,000 has been donated to WWP in 5 years. You have made it very successful. We look forward to seeing everyone again.  Let’s make this 2,000 runners this year.

The race follows a fast, flat route through historic downtown Kennesaw and Swift-Cantrell Park and is fun for beginners and accomplished runners and walkers alike. The route is a USA Track and Field Certified course. Traffic control is coordinated by local law enforcement. The race is electronically timed for fast, accurate results. Race day refreshments are provided for all participants.

Registration is open now at active.com and is available at the Kennesaw Big Peach Running Company location. All registered 5K participants will receive an official race shirt, runner/walker number, and goodie bag. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of this year’s sponsors: title sponsor R&D Mechanical Services, Inc and other sponsors including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; ClickHost; State Farm – David Grant; Big Peach Running Company; the City of Kennesaw; Prestigious Cleaning Team; Life University; Trackside Grill; Mountain Motorsports; great gig DANCE co.; and State Farm – Dave Grant.

What’s Happening This Week! July 11- July 18

We might be in the lazy, hazy days of summer, however for those of you who are still in town here  is what’s happening this week July 11-July 18.

 

motownA Strand Musical Revue
The Strand is celebrating its fifth annual Motown musical revue with fan favorite The Motown Sound in July 2015! With each passing year, the praise for the Motown revue grows, making each year a bigger smash hit that the last. With an extensive catalog of Motown hits to choose from, The Motown Sound whisks audiences back to the 1960s and 70s with the feel-good hits of the much celebrated Motown era.
Audiences are sure to enjoy the big hair, colorful fashions, and soulful sounds of Stevie Wonder, Martha & the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, and Gladys Knight & The Pips in this high-energy, high-excitement musical revue that is unlike any other experience in the area.
The Motown Sound will run from July 3rd through July 26th on Friday & Saturday nights at 8pm, with Sunday matinees at 3pm. Shows tend to sell out so secure your tickets fast!

NOW – JULY 26 – THE MOTOWN SOUND – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, come enjoy the sounds of Motown.  Tickets available online at www.earlsmithstrand.org or by calling the box office at 770-293-0080.

FaithClineElfTrotBIGSAT JUL 11 – FAITH CLINE ELF TROT 5K – Sponsored by KDDA, benefitting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The Merry Mile Fun Run-7:30 am and the Elf Trot 5k-8:00 am. Pre-Registration $25, online at www.active.com or postmarked and mailed in by July 2. Late registration is $30 and race day registration is $35.  Not registered yet, we are taking walk-ups on Saturday morning 6:45 until 7:30.  At the Kennesaw First Baptist Church on Main Street.

SAT JULY 11 ETOWAH GAMES DAY 10-4.  Learn about games that early Native Americans played and how they have influenced modern games and sports.  Play lawn darts, chunky and other simple games.  At Etowah Indian Mounds, Cartersville, GA. $2 for children up to 5 years old, $4 for youth 6-17 years old, and $6  for adults. More info at (770) 387-3747 or www.GeorgiaStateParks.org

MARIETTAHISTORYSAT JULY 11 MARIETTA HISTORY MUSEUM. 11:00 am. Brad Quinlan, Civil War Historian discusses stories found in his latest book.  The Longest and Hardest Campaign Known to Man – Georgia, 1864.  Marietta History Museum is located at 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060.

SAT JUL 11- METRO MONTAGE XV opens at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.  This is the annual juried art show that will run through September 6.

dresslikemeTUE JULY 14 – COW APPRECIATION DAY – Chick-fil-A is offering a free meal to any customer that comes dressed as a cow to any of their restaurants! Visit www.CowAppreciationDay.com for more information.  Who doesn’t like Chick-fil-A — a fun community event for big and little kids!

THUR JUL 16 JIM NANCE’S COFFEE CLUB.  Jim Nance an Acworth Edward Jones financial advisor will host a coffee club at his office on July 16 at 9:30 am.  All are welcome to attend.  The office is located a 4358 B Southside Dr., Acworth.  For more information call 770-529-9009.

SAT JUL 18 – RAILROAD RENDEVOUS – The Southern Museum’s next special event celebrates the people behind the railroads. Featuring a range of indoor and outdoor activities! All programs and events are scheduled, for current information, please visit SouthernMuseum.org,  or call 770-427-2117 ext. 3058.