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 for more details.


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 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 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 or call Gene Phillips at 770-435-6378.




Zach Seabaugh is on the Voice

Zach Seabaugh, The Voice“Are you Superman? You look like Superman and that’s not a 16-year-old’s voice. That’s Superman’s voice,” stated Adam Levine, one of the judges on NBC’s “The Voice” said to Zach Seabaugh at the end of his Blind Audition song on “The Voice” that aired September 22.

As a friend of the Seabaugh family, I have had the opportunity to stand on the sidelines and watch Zach Seabaugh grow and mature into an accomplished singer.  He started playing the guitar as a little kid and was introduced to Johnny Cash by his granddaddy.  He was five years old when a neighbor, Cheryl Berry, gave him a guitar at a garage sale.  The guitar was larger than he was. His dad would call and say “Come on, Zach is singing at our local coffee shop tonight” – he was about eight at the time. He has always been in our church choir at Marietta First United Methodist Church. The first time I saw Zach perform (outside of church) was at Hayes Elementary School in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – he was Charlie Bucket and in the fifth grade.

By ninth grade he was performing on stage at the Strand Theater in every musical Earl Reese put on – At Kennesaw Mountain High School, he was one of the lead singers in several of Coy Dunn’s productions.  It was exciting to sit in the audience and watch these productions.  In March of this year, Zach Seabaugh won the state champion in Boys Solo and was part of the state champion quartet also including Jesse Connor, Dylan Kalafut, and Adam Stegall as Kennesaw Mountain High School’s Literary Team won the State 6A Competition. Choosing performing over football, last Spring Zach hung up his football gear and jumped into dance lessons at Bravo Dance Centre to round out his performing abilities.

The experience of performing in front of live audiences gave Zach the confidence and stage presence he evidenced in his Blind Audition on “The Voice”, September 22. Three chairs turned and Zach, being a country singer at heart, picked Team Blake.  His next appearance on the Voice will be sometime during the Battle Rounds which start the week of October 12.  You will have to watch every episode since no one knows when he will appear.

On the home front, Zach will be performing at this weekend’s Chalk Festival in Glover Park on the Square in Marietta.  His acoustic guitar performance will start at 6:00 pm and last about an hour.   This event is FREE.

Zach’s Blind Audition song is available on iTunes at for purchase — And if you haven’t seen his performance on the Voice — look for Episode 2 on  You can follow Zach on Twitter and Instagram @ZachSeabaugh and on FB at Zach Seabaugh Music. Zach is the son of Devan and Beth Seabaugh and the brother of Heidi, Abby, Olivia, and Sophia.

Pictured above: Zach Seabaugh — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Calendar of Events – July 31-Aug 9

Calendar of Events – July 31-Aug 9

Sharing family fun and free events for Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta.

gooniesFRI JULY 31 – FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE – Hosted by the City of Acworth and Acworth Business Association at the Acworth Sports Complex football fields. Gates open at 7pm, movie “The Goonies” begins at dark. For more info, visit or call 770-917-1234.

FRI JULY 31 FREE CONCERT on the Square in Glover Park.  Come listen to the music of the Mike Veal Band as they play a wide variety of music.  Fun starts at 8:00 pm.  Bring a chair, a blanket, your friends and family.

RunForWoundedWarBackSAT AUG 1 – HERO RUN 5K – downtown Kennesaw beginning at 7am. Benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. Register at or Big Peach Running Company. Visit for more information.

SAT AUG 1 – FAMILY FUN DAY – Hosted by the UGA Cobb County Extension at Green Meadows Preserve, 3780 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs. Begin with a tour at 8am followed by fun activities and outdoor classes at 10am. Bring a picnic lunch

SUN AUG 2 – SILENT COMEDY SHORTS – Earl Smith Strand theatre, 3pm, Featuring films from the 1920’s.  Fun for all ages. Visit for more information.

SUN AUG 2 – RUMMAGE SALE – hosted by Congregation Ner Tamid Synagogue & Religious School, 1349 Old Hwy 41, Ste 220, Marietta. Find great deals on clothing, toys, books, household items. Cash or credit. No checks.

TUE AUG 4 – MARIETTA CITIZENS’ POLICE ACADEMY – This ten week series provides citizens the city of Marietta an opportunity to experience what it is like to be a police officer.  Tuesdays at 6pm at 240 Lemon Street in Marietta. For more info, contact Officer D. Baldwin at 770-794-5356 or email

THU AUG 6 – FREE SOLAR 101 SEMINAR – Hosted by Cobb EMC at the community room 1000 EMC Parkway in Marietta beginning at 6pm. Learn how solar energy systems work! Register at

Wendel_DeanaFRI AUG 7 – MARIETTA SQUARE ART WALK is the first Friday of each month through November. Art lovers enjoy an evening stroll through the charming streets of Marietta Square during this free, self-guided tour featuring local art and live music. The Beer Garden nestled behind Cool Beans continues during this 2015 season. Guests may purchase cold beverages and enjoy live music while watching art come alive in Atherton Square. Visit for more information.

Sailing LessonsSAT AUG 8 SAILING CLASS FOR BEGINNERS.  Adults and teens.  Class will meet from 9-12 through Sept 12.  Cost $200. On Lake Allatoona.  Instructors from the Atlanta Yacht Club.  To register: email sailingclass@atlanta

SAT AUG 8 – KMHS MARCHING BAND YARD SALE – 8am-2pm at KMHS, 1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd in Kennesaw. Furniture, kitchenware, books, sports equipment, clothing, and more!

SUN AUG 9 – JASON CASTRO IN CONCERT – hosted by Wildwood Baptist Church. Jason was a finalist on season seven of American Idol. He will leading worship at 9:30 and 11:30 services as well as in concert at 6pm. 4801 Wade Green Road, Acworth. Visit for more info.

KMHS Mustangs Hosting Fall Sports Kick Off

mustangOur community is invited to Kennesaw Mountain High School on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm to meet and greet the students involved in the school’s fall athletic program.  The fun will take place in the KMHS Courtyard with Bouncy Houses, Obstacle Course, Face Painting, Food, and best of all  Mustang Autographs For the Kids. (Bring your camera).  Let’s show our students we have the Mustang Spirit.

All of these sports will be involved.

Football: Come out and meet the Mustang Football Team and Coaches.  Players will be signing autographs and throwing the ball around with our future Mustangs!  Jeep Raffle Tickets, Stampede Discount Cards, Football Season Passes and Spirit Wear will be available for purchase.

Cheerleading The Mustang Cheerleaders will be onsite cheering and will provide face painting for the kids!

Cross Country One of the largest athletic teams at KMHS will be on site to meet and greet their fans!

Softball The Mustang Softball Team is one of the KMHS’ most successful athletic teams. The girls will be on site signing autographs and playing catch with our future mustangs.  Bring you glove!

Volleyball The Mustang Volleyball team will be available to sign autographs and instruct on the basics of volleyball.

KMHS vs NCHS – Civil War Classic Commemorative T-shirt

KMHS Mustang  Spirit Wear and NC WARRIOR  Spirit wear for the game this Friday will be on sale tomorrow at each school  Shirts are $10 each.  Each school has 500 shirts so it is first come, first serve on sizes.- check with Admin Office at each school to purchase a shirt.. This is an awesome shirt — KMHS will be in white, NCHS will be in orange.  This is the first football game to be played at KSU — tickets still available.  Be there on Friday night.  Shirt backs just below, shirt fronts further down.  This is the Chick-Fil-A Civil War Classic.

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Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition today at KMHS

KMHS Art Club is sponsoring our 1st Annual Sidewalk Chalk Competition Thursday, May 2nd in the front of our school.  Funds raised to benefit Blue Skies Ministries, a non-profit, local organization that takes families of children with pediatric cancer to a weeklong retreat to the beach.  The event officially starts at 3:45 until 5:45.  Kennesaw’s Mayor, City Council, and the Founder of Blue Skies Ministries will be coming to judge the artwork.  All are welcome to come and view this exciting afternoon of chalk art!  Snow cones and cookies will be for sale at the event.  Questions can be directed to Lauren Davis, Visual Arts teacher at KMHS at

This form of art is fast making its way to our area.  Popular in Florida, California and Savannah, GA, we understand that Marietta/Cobb Art Museum will host a chalk art competition during Art in the Park on Labor Day Weekend.


A fun time for the entire family
January 26, 6-9pm
Please join us for a fun evening to kick of the baseball season. Baseball players and prospects from all our seasons will be on hand. Great gift items from the community include: Sports, Entertainment, Restaurants, Spas, Vacations and MUCH MORE! We have an extensive Silent and LIVE Auction. Full dinner provided by Emma’s Bistro, Kennesaw.
Guest Speaker: Adam McDaniel, a former professional baseball player for the San Diego Padres. McDaniel will share about the great journey that his baseball career provided. McDaniel graduated cum laude from UGA and also graduated at McEachern High School where he played baseball, football and basketball. He held a very successful academic and baseball career at both schools. Whether you are a parent, baseball player, or student… You don’t want to miss the opportunity to meet this dynamic, young professional and learn some great insight into the game we all love… there is a message for all.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through any KMHS Baseball Booster rep. or contact Lorelle LoCurto at 770.367.7807.