Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas events – all in one week!

Calendar of Events – Nov 8 – Nov 16

It never ceases to amaze me how many free and fun events are available to the members of our community.  This next week – is a kaliedoscope of Holiday events and then some.  Enjoy – dress warm.  My friends in Marietta keep talking about the “s” word — (snow).  Enjoy your week.  Carol Thompson, Founder of The Bright Side Community Newspapers.  

wreathFRI NOV 8 – Holiday Open House, Marietta Square. 6-9 pm This annual event kicks off the Holiday shopping season at the Square. Extended shopping hours continue every Friday evening until 8pm through December 20th. Marietta’s unique local shops offer a wide selection of gift ideas from vintage sound systems to original fine art, and everything in between. Information on merchant activities and events in historic downtown Marietta can be found at or by contacting Mary Koronkowski at

SAT NOV 9 MAKE A BURGER, MAKE A FRIEND – at Burger Fi Kennesaw from 11 am to 1 pm.  Benefiting the Georgia chapter of Autism speaks.  Suncoast High School Culinary Club in Riveria Beach, Florida, BurgerFi, and Autism Speaks have partnered together to create a simultaneous national event to be held on November 9, 2013.  BurgerFi is located on Main Street in downtown Kennesaw.  Drop by and have a burger.  

artteen1SAT NOV 9 CHEROKEE HEIGHTS ART FESTIVAL 9-4. Lovingly made local arts and crafts include original paintings, graphics, photography, jewelry, metal work, bird houses, textiles, baked goods, books and much more. Lots of Christmas gifting possibilities The show covers the entire block of Etowah Drive between Freyer and Seminole drives, just one block off Cherokee Street, the one-way street heading north from the Marietta Square. No Admission.

SAT NOV 9 – MARIETTA TREE KEEPERS – Volunteers needed to maintain plantings at Hill Park.  Arrive at 8:30 for donuts and beverages.  All ages welcome, dress for the weather.  Hill Park is a pretty little pocket park that was transformed from a once vacant lot just a few blocks off the northeast corner of Historic Marietta Square. For more information, please call 770.424.4664.

Eagle_Project_Proposal_003SUN NOV 10- ONE TON UNTIL WE ARE DONE  Campaign.  Please bring your non-perishable food items to the Daily Bread Food Pantry, 3860 Cherokee St. NW, Kennesaw, Sunday, November 10th from 12:30pm-4:pm for drop off, rain or shine. Please go to facebook link to see a list of most-needed items, and join this history-making event! Contact Sky Vinson if you would like to volunteer or your business would like to help by becoming a designated collection point prior to the event.



american-flag-2a.jpg (JPEG Image, 640 × 480 pixels)MON NOV 11 MARIETTA’S VETERAN’S DAY PARADE – 11:00 am start.  Leaves Roswell Baptist Church and travels to Marietta Square.  The Grand Marshal is Carol Mutter who is the first female 3 star General Officer in the American Military. Our theme is the contribution of women in the military to defending our freedoms.

MON NOV 11 VETERAN’S LUNCHEON – The City of Kennesaw invites all veterans to lunch in honor of their service to our country  Lunch will be served from noon to 2 at the Ben Robertson Community Center. All veterans and active duty military are invited to attend and no identification will be required.

Join the City of Acworth on Monday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Patriots Point at Cauble Park, home of the Veterans Memorial to honor our nation’s veterans. For more information about the ceremony or to purchase a paver visit or call the Parks and Recreation Office at 770-917-1234.

MON NOV 11 A VETERAN’S  DAY CELEBRATION 7:00 – 8:00pm, presented by Wildwood Baptist Church, 4801 Wade Green Road, Acworth, GA 30101.  Join us for this special event to honor all those who have served.  The program will feature:  New Horizons Band of Marietta, North Cobb High School Chorus, Palmer Middle School Chorus, and Kings Academy JrROTC.  For additional information, visit  or contact the Church Office @ 770-428-2100 / Email:  

WED NOV 13 MARIETTA COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS – Decorating for Christmas with Greenery.  Speaker Jack Driskell, Lifetime Master Gardener, Cobb County. The meeting will be held at the Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Ave, Marietta, GA, 30060, 770-427-3494.

THUS NOV 14-SUN NOV 17 A RAISIN IN THE SUN. The Marietta High School Theatre Department presents A Raisin in the Sun, on stage in the Marietta Performing Arts Center, Thursday, November 14th – Saturday, November 16th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 17th at 2:00 pm.  Tickets are available online at

martiniFRI NOV 15 MARTINIS AND MUSIC 5:30-8:30 pm. Hosted by the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. This event is open to the public at $8 per person and is free for museum members.Enjoy our Shadow Circus and The Portrait Society of Atlanta Exhibits and listen to the music of The Whitefield Academy String Quartet. Live music, Light refreshments, Great art, a Cash bar, and a lot of fun. The Museum is located at 30 Atlanta St., Marietta, GA (just off the square).  Call 770-528–1444 for more information.

turkeySAT NOV 16 & NOV 23. TURKEY SHOOT – 9-4. Allatoona HS Precision Air Rifle Team is hosting a Turkey Shoot   ©Southland Greenhouse 4992 Cobb Parkway corner of 3rd Army Rd Acworth GA . Prizes Frozen Turkeys and other items 12, 20, and 410 Gauge shotguns will be permitted Ammo will be provided  Guns will be available if needed $5.00 per entry Proceeds to benefit the Allatoona H.S. Precision Air Rifle Team. For more information Call 404-405-3167.

SAT. NOV 16. TREASURE TROT 5K and FUN RUN. 8:00 a.m. Pickett’s Mill Elementary Acworth, Georgia is having it’s 4th Annual Treasure Trot 5K and Fun Run  on Saturday November, 16th, 2013; 8am.  Walk ups welcome!  Starts & ends at Allatoona High School.  To register:

santaSAT NOV 16. HILLGROVE BAND HOLIDAY MARKET – Complete with pictures with Santa. Vendors welcome, contact Santa has requested that we help MUST Ministries in lieu of paying Santa for his time. We will be collecting food pantry items to give to the families in need. You might just earn some freebies by bringing in some items to donate. The website is ready…come check us out: