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FEB/MAR 2017  EVENTS FOR ACWORTH, KENNESAW, MARIETTA,

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SAT FEB 24 - POLAR PLUNGE - For the second year, Plungers will “bear” the cold waters at Acworth Beach at 11am (plunge is at 1:30pm) to support the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia in the ninth annual Polar Plunge fundraiser. Participants/Teams of all ages are welcome and must raise a minimum of $50 to plunge. All plungers will receive a commemorative Plunge long sleeve t-shirt. For more information and to register, please visit www.plungega.org.

MON FEB 26 MARIETTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 11:30 - The February MBA meeting will feature Sam Olens speaking about Marietta and Cobb County Past, Present, Future - through the eyes of Sam Olens. Sam has dedicated his career to public service, first serving as a the Cobb County Commissioner, then as Chairman of the Cobb County Commission. He went on to serve as the Attorney General of the State of Georgia, and more recently as President of Kennesaw State University. The meeting will be held on Monday February 26, buffet opens at 11:30, at the Radisson Hotel Atlanta, 1775 Parkway Place, Marietta, GA. Please RSVP at www.mariettabusiness.biz.

TUES FEB 27 KENNESAW BUSINESS EXPO 4-7:30 pm. From painting services to money markets, from insurance to local eateries, the KSU Continuing Education Center will be full of Cobb County businesses at the Kennesaw Business Association Business Expo on Tuesday, February 27. The event will be held from 4 p.m., to 7:30 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and admission to the expo is free and for information on the event or to become an exhibitor, please contact JRM Management Services, at 770.423.1330, or visit the KBA website, at kennesawbusiness.org. You can also email Jonathan Jenkins at jonathanjenkins@jrmmanagement.com.

TUES FEB 27 - COBB GENEALOGY SOCIETY 7:00 PM Meets at the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060. Our speaker is Maggie Thomas on the subject of Handwriting, Misspellings, and Red Flags The public is invited to attend and there is no charge. For more information visit www.cobbgagensoc.org/.

FRI MAR 2-FRI NOV 2 - MARIETTA ART WALK - Art Walk celebrates the vitality of Marietta’sdiverse cultural Arts scene with artists, businesses, and organizations representing avariety of artistic disciplines. To learn more contact Stephanie Coston at stephaniecoston07@gmail.com or visit www.ArtWalkMarietta.com .

AT MARCH 3 FREE TREES AT Marietta Farmer's Market - In an effort to promote awareness of Georgia's Arbor Day, Marietta Tree Keepers will give away “Free Trees” on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9am-12noon or until we run out of free tree seedlings at the Farmer's Market on Marietta Square (weather permitting). The variety of trees are Dogwoods, Northern Red Oaks and Redbuds. Free literature will also be available on selecting trees, caring for trees and maintaining trees. This event is free to the public.

AT MAR 3 SENSORY FRIENDLY CONCERT - 2:00 pm.The Georgia Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Autism Speaks will present the third annual Sensory Friendly Concert at 2pm on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. This event is designed especially for persons with autism and their families. As a component of the GSO’s educational and outreach programs, this concert will provide audience members the ability to experience great orchestral music without any of the constraints of a standard performance. During this 50 minute program, audience members are free to move about, dance, and make noise. The Marietta Performing Arts Center is located at 1171Whitlock Avenue, adjacent to Marietta High School in Marietta. Tickets are $10. To reserve tickets, call, (770) 429-2390 or visit www.georgiasymphony.org.

AT MAR 3 KENNESAW HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2:00 pm FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF KENNESAW upstairs at the Fellowship hall. The next lecture in the Kennesaw Historical Society presentation series will be “Georgia’s Gold Rush.” Jose Santamaria, Executive Director of Tellus Science Museum, will share the fascinating story of the first major gold rush in the United States. The event is open to the public and is free.

AT MAR 3 CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER 6- 10 pm at the Kennesaw Community Center; sponsored by the Kennesaw Acworth Optimist Club. For a ticket of $45.00, players will receive admission, $25,000 in play money for casino games, a raffle ticket for door prizes, a barbecue meal, cash bar, and a chance to participate in a silent auction for great gifts. Tickets may be obtained at the door or by contacting Stormi Kenney at 404 323 5354 or Karen Smalling at 770 364 3135.

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