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JULY 2017  EVENTS FOR ACWORTH, KENNESAW, MARIETTA,

The details of the events are available in our Kennesaw/Acworth paper and Marietta/Powder Springs paper - both published online at www.brightsidenews.com.  Select the paper from the menu on the left, when the page opens, click at the top and download as a pdf.

FRI JUL 7 - MARIETTA SQUARE ART WALK - Marietta Square Art Walk continues from 5pm to 9pm. The evening comes alive as performance, dance, culinary and visual Art permeate every corner of the charming Historic Marietta Square. During this free, self-guided walking tour guests will enjoy gallery openings Jenny King, Artist Gallery & Studios, dk Gallery, Marietta Square Artists Attic, Avery Gallery and Markay Gallery. Event-goers will enjoy live music throughout The Square, including at Hemingway’s Bar & Grill and Stockyard Burger & Bones.  For more information visit www.ArtWalkMarietta.com.

SAT JUL 8 - SPORTS FANATIC 5K RACE - Come run/walk our fast and flat well-marked and certified race course down Main Street and through Swift Cantrell Park. Proceeds to benefit The Dave Krache Foundation. In store registration available at Big Peach Running Co Kennesaw or Online at  www.kennesawgrandprix.com. For more details email help@davekrache.com or call 678-009-3202

SAT JUL 8 - CIVIL WAR ON THE HOMEFRONT EVENT - Join the William Root House Museum & Garden as we travel back to July 1864, when the Root family fled from Marietta, leaving their home to the advancing Union Army. Head outside to meet with Union soldiers as they take over the house, constructing a headquarters and attempting to recruit new soldiers. 10:00am - 4:00pm at the William Root House Museum & Garden; 80 N Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta, GA 30060. For information about the Root House, hours of operation, and admission, call 770-426-4982.

SAT JUL 8 - METRO MONTAGE XVII EXHIBITION - Metro Montage is the MCMA’s annual juried exhibition featuring all types of genre, medium, style, subject matter, concept and/or technique.  Metro features works of fine art by contemporary artists that showcase the diversity within our nation’s culture.  Light refreshments served ~ Cash Bar ~ Opening reception is a benefit of museum membership ~ All future members and other guests are welcome at $10 per person. The Museum is located at 30 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta 30060.

JULY 12 - FREE SPAGHETTI DINNER - Sardis Baptist Church is hosting a free Spaghetti Dinner the first and third Wednesdays of both June and July. The community is welcome to enjoy dinner from 5:45-6:45 and invited to stay for Bible Study at 7:00 pm (for both adults and children). Sardis Baptist Church is located at 2741 S Main St, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

MON-FRI JUL 10-14 - SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS AT THE STRAND - Theatre Intensive (July 10-14, 9am-12:30pm)-Great opportunity to get deeper into the ins and outs of theatre. A well-rounded student of the arts makes for a better performer -- both offstage and on. Parents are invited to the last hour of class on Friday for a showcase of what the students have learned in camp. Ages 11-15 | Price: $125. Peformula (July 10-14, 1pm-3pm)-In the Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s musical theatre laboratory, young performers will focus entirely on music, dance, and drama, discovering the formulas for performing success! The week-long camp will yield a Saturday performance on The Strand stage. Tuition price includes attendance to the Saturday performance and a Performula t-shirt. Performance is Saturday, July 15 @ 12pm. Ages: 6-12 | Price: $150

SAT JUL 15 - RAILROAD RENDEZVOUS - Railroad Rendezvous is scheduled from 9:30am until 5pm rain or shine. There will be a range of indoor and outdoor activities, including model train layouts, railroad-themed activities, and crafts. The event will feature live music by local bluegrass musicians. Southern Museum is located on Cherokee Street in downtown Kennesaw. For more information, visit southernmuseum.org.

MON-FRI JUL 17-21 - BRICK CAMP FOR LEGO LOVERS - 9am-Noon at Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 N. Main Street, Kennesaw. Cost is $75.00. We’re partnering with bricks4kids in Marietta to host an amazing fun filled Brick Camp where we will learn to be creative and learn about The Creator!! Register online at www.kfbc.org

SAT JUL 22 - COLOR ME 5K - The Color Me Free 5K color run is a way to help free child victims of sex trafficking and have fun while doing it. It’s a 5K unlike any other! Don’t forget to wear white so the colors will show! Registration for the race can be found at Active.com or at gacares.org/ColorMeFree.html . Registration is $35 through July 14 and July 15 - July 22 is $40. Day of registration is $40. To learn more about the Color Me Free 5K or Georgia Cares, please visit www.gacares.org or call us at 404-602-0068.

THU JUL 27 - CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY - The Marietta Police Department is pleased to announce its upcoming Citizens Police Academy. The eleven week program is FREE of charge. Classes will be held every Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Marietta Police Department for eleven weeks. Open to residents, business and property owners of the City of Marietta pending background check. Applications are available at the front desk of the Marietta Police Department (240 Lemon Street), or online at https://www.mariettaga.gov. questions about the program should contact the Citizens Police Academy Coordinator, Officer P. Hill, at 770-794-5356 or via email at phill@mariettaga.gov

FARMER'S MARKETS - LOCAL

MONDAYS  - FARMERS MARKET & DINNER AT THE DEPOT - downtown Kennesaw.  Hours are 5:30 - 8:30 for food trucks, 3:30 to 7:30 for farmer’s market - we made a bigger overlap so people could shop both. Great mix of new and existing vendors in the farmer’s market. Live music each week and other entertainment and surprises throughout the season. A good variety of rotating savory and dessert trucks. Family friendly environment, dining outside and neighborhood block party. Picnic tables will be provided, but guests are always welcome to bring their own blankets and chairs.

FRIDAYS - ACWORTH FARMERS MARKET - The Historic Downtown Acworth Farmer’s Market will begin this season on Friday, April 7 and continue each Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. until noon through Friday, October 27.  The market is located in the Acworth First Baptist Church Parking Lot on the north end of Main Street. Shop a wide variety of garden ripe Georgia grown vegetables, eggs, cheese, bedding plants, fresh baked bread, pies, cakes, honey and jams to choose from each week. If you are interested in more information on being a vendor or just have questions about the market, please call 770-917-1234.

SAT/SUN  – MARIETTA FARMER’S MARKET. Year round on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Sundays: May-October - 12 pm till 3 pm. Takes up residence on N. Park Square. Market customers have lots of variety to choose from including heirloom tomatoes, fruits and vegetables that are rarely, available from the grocery store. Plus lots of the staples such as potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, beans, amazing cut flower arrangements, local honey, herbal soaps, whole grain breads, fudge pies, jelly, jam and preserves. Contact Market Director Johnny Fulmer at 770-499-9393 or Jfulmer@churchstreetmarket.com or visit mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com

ONGOING AND RECURRING EVENTS

MARIETTA SQUARE ART WALK - The first Friday of each month starting in March through November. Art Walk celebrates the vitality of Marietta’s diverse cultural Arts scene with artists, businesses, and organizations representing a variety of artistic disciplines.  The evening comes alive as performance, dance, culinary and visual Art permeates every corner of the charming Historic Marietta Square.  Free, self guided walks, patrons can enjoy gallery openings, live music, and many of the boutiques. To learn more contact Stephanie Coston at stephaniecoston07@gmail.com or visit www.artwalkmarietta.com.

GLOVER PARK CONCERT SERIES - Last Friday of every month April through September. The concerts are free but if you are looking for a “front-row seat,” a limited number of tables can be reserved for a fee. Table reservations are taken on a first come basis (and will sell out quickly) on the first working day of each month beginning at 8:00 a.m. The concert lineup: April 28 The Headliners Beach/Oldies; May 26 The Neons, Party Dance Band; May 27 Symphony on the Square; June 30 Swingin Medallions, Party Band of the South; July 28 Breakfast Club 1980’s Tribute Band, August 25 Live Exchange Party Band Variety; September 29 Grapevine Big Band/Motown

FRIDAY/SATURDAYS

“Lumiere Lounge” (6-10pm) on the second floor at the Strand Theatre Come to the Strand and pay homage to the days of old with a silent film inspired piano bar and lounge! As you sink into a plush couch or join a friend at a café table, the modern world seems to drift away as classic silent films quietly flicker in the background while a live pianist plays. The Lumière Lounge will feature specialty cocktails made with local ‘Hometown Honey’ in addition to a full bar. Lumière is held on the second floor lounge on select Friday and Saturday nights from 6-10pm starting during the winter months. Check the calendar for more details or call the box office at 770.293.0080 to get added to the mailing for our evening bar events.

GHOSTS OF MARIETTA WALKING TOUR (7:30pm) Walk the streets of our haunted city by lantern light, guided by one of our talented storytellers. This tour is approximately 90 minutes and the walk is under a mile. Ghost tours are at 7:30pm every Thur, Fri & Sat. Paid reservations required in advance. 770-425-1006. www.ghostsofmarietta.com

HISTORIC MARIETTA TOURS: Historic Marietta Trolley Join us for a one-hour, fully-narrated exploration of our historic city. Experience Marietta’s rich heritage, from the vibrant Downtown Square, past grand Antebellum homes, to the battlefields at Kennesaw Mountain. Tour Times Thurs – Sat 11:00 am, & 1:00pm Sunday 1:00pm, 2:30 pm Trolley Departs From Historic Marietta Trolley Co. 131 Church Street Phone 770-425-1006 www.mariettatrolley.com

SATURDAYS  MARIETTA SQUARE ARTISAN MARKET is on Second and Fourth Saturdays.  April through November. The Marietta Square Artisan Market is an open-air showcase of locally-created fine art and premium hand-crafted goods. It is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm from April to November. Enjoy the paintings, drawings, and photography of fine artists settled alongside skilled craftspeople who feature an eclectic roster of distinctive goods including fire pits, cutting boards, terraria, pens, and fine jewelry. Located on Mill Street adjacent to Glover Park, this art ecosystem connects local fine artists and artisans with the community adding culture and charm to the Historic Marietta Square experience.  More info at www.artistsmarketmarietta.com.

SECOND TUESDAY EACH MONTH - POP IN FOR POP CULTURE - Join us at the Marietta Museum of History from 4pm-8pm. We will have foot tastings, activities, and vintage commercials. All included in the price of regular admission. For more info visit www.MariettaHistory.org

WED 5-7 & SAT 2-4 : WINE TASTINGS at Marietta Wine Market.  18 Powder Springs St SE, Marietta, GA 30064. (770) 919-1574

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