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August 8th- 10th
"Get' cha Head in the Game" and catch Disney's High School Musical, Jr. at the Strand! Featuring the catchy songs and exciting dance numbers of the wildly popular Disney movie, the Strand's all-student cast is "All in this Together" as they bring you the romantic-comedy story of two high school students from rival cliques that refuse to "Stick to the Status Quo" when they try out for the lead roles in their school musical.
Starring Zach Seabaugh as Troy, Allie Stewart as Gabriella, Shelbea Owen as Sharpay, Eric Worrall as Ryan, Landon Ebuna as Chad, and Kari Twyman as Taylor. High School Musical, Jr. is a Strand-produced musical directed by Meagan Williams, drama instructor at Mt. Paran Christian School. Tickets are $10 and assigned seating.  Order tickets online at
Grills and smokers of all shapes and sizes will be at Adams Park on Friday and Saturday, August 22-23 for the City of Kennesaw's Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival. Festival hours are Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is FREE.
For more information about the festival, visit, or call the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714 or read the front page of the August Kennesaw/Acworth paper.
Historic Marietta Square offers Labor Day weekend fun with the 28th annual Art in the Park, this year featuring the Chalk Spot! A favorite with locals and visitors alike, Art in the Park welcomes more than 175 artists showing fine arts and crafts. This outdoor event has creative fun for the entire family with features like the Children's Art Alley sponsored by Mount Paran North, the famous Painted Pots and a variety of dining options and walking tours.  Rest of the Story is on front page of BrightSideNews.
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NOW-Aug 31. Gallery 4463 will feature the works of an artist with a long running career in Commercial Art and Painting, Jack Smith. The show will run from July 30 through August 31 in the main area of the gallery. Gallery 4463 is located just across the railroad tracks from Main Street at 4463 Cherokee Street in Acworth. For more information please call 770-485-8554. The gallery website is

NOW-AUG 29 ELM CLASSES - Fall registration. It offers a full day of classes, a catered lunch, and scheduled lunchtime presentations for active adults age 50 and older. Classes meet on consecutive Tuesdays for 8 weeks and are held at the First United Methodist Church of Marietta (56 Whitlock Avenue) near the Marietta Square. For more info, call the ELM Office, (770) 429-7850 Ext 7845 or email

NOW-SEP 14 METRO MONTAGE XIV at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.  Free for MCMA Members. $8 General Admission The exhibit will be open through September 14, 2014.  Visit or call 770-528-1444.

FRI - SUN AUG 1-10 - HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR - "Get'cha Head in the Game" and catch Disney's HSM Jr. at the Strand! Featuring catchy songs and exciting dance numbers.Tickets are $10 and assigned seating.  Order tickets online at

THUR AUG 8-24 CATS presented by the Atlanta Lyric Theatre at the Jennie T. Anderson Theater. The show that revolutionized musical theatre is opening Atlanta Lyric Theatre's 35th anniversary season. Now that it has been seen by millions of audience members worldwide, it is time to celebrate with the whole family and create a special 'memory' one more time. Tickets for CATS are priced from $22 - $57.  For reservations and information call (404) 377-9948 or visit

SAT AUG 9 PROGRAM PALOOZA -10-1 Ben Robertson Community Center.  The FREE event will feature facility tours, activity information stations, interactive demonstrations, a "Lion's Den" game room, and character entertainment. Attendees will be eligible to receive a 10% discount off any program offered by the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, contact the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714.

SUN AUG 10 OPEN HOUSE for CONGREGATION NER TAMID. Come learn about our congregation, weekly Religious School classes PreK-Grade12, including Hebrew in the upper grades, Confirmation and B'nai Mitzvah, and High Holy Day Services.  Located at 1349 Old Hwy 41, Suite 220, Marietta. Religious School begins August 17.  If you miss our Open House from 10am-Noon on August 10, call 678.264.8575 with questions or for an individual appointment.

SUN AUG 10 DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE Series.  2:00 pm.  First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church St. Marietta, 30060. Contact Lynn Viars (404) 822-4328 ( or Lee Pence 770-428-9350 (

THURS AUG 14 - SAFEPATH'S GOOD EATIN' GREAT CAUSE.  6-10 at the Cobb Galleria Exhibit Hall. Attendees will enjoy culinary treats featuring signature appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks from the event's restaurant participants. local celebrity chefs will serve as mentors in a team cook-off competition between Cobb County Police Department, Sheriff's Office, Fire Department, and Marietta Fire Department. Tickets are $75. Please call 770-801-3469 about a discounted rate for Public Safety employees.

FRI AUG 15 MARTINIS AND MUSIC 5:30-8:30 pm Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. Join the Museum for live music, a cash bar, and light hors d'oeuvres. Admission is free for MCMA Members and $10 for general admission. Visit

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MONDAYS: Dinner at the Depot. 5-8. Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather, a variety of foods and see your friends and neighbors. Bounce house and face painting for the kids. Check out the latest at our blog.

TUESDAYS: Kennesaw Farmers Market - 7-1. The market is held rain or shine, and is located in the parking lot adjacent to the soccer fields in Adams Park. Featured are home grown produce in season, plants, breads, cheeses, and more. Julia McPherson advises that she has 30 vendors and has room for more.

WED. Wine Tastings: (5:00PM-7:00PM) & SATS (2:00pm-4:00pm) Wine Tasting at the Marietta Wine Market. Call 770-919-1574 for details. Open to the Public.

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.

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 FRI WEST COBB FOOD TRUCKS 5:00 PM. Trinity Chapel, 4665 Macland Road. Powder Springs. Update on FB at /foodtruckfridayswc.

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS: Marietta Square Farmers Market Spring/Summer. SAT APR 6 through November and SUN APR 7 through November: Marietta Square Farmers Market Every Saturday 9am-12pm and Sunday 12pm-3pm. North Park Square; N/C; (770) 499-9393.

More information about all of these events may be found online in either our Kennesaw/Acworth or Marietta/Powder Springs papers at 
Have a wonderful week and be sure to stay in touch!
 Carol Thompson, Editor
The Bright Side Community Newspapers

Call me on my direct line: 770-851-5469