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.