Weekend Fun, July 17-19

Friday

The Jungle Book. 7pm, gates open at 6:30, Mable House Amphitheater. Presented by The Theatre Project at MHAC, you won’t want to miss this amazing musical presented by summer camp participants. Admission is Free.

Smyrna Village Players present Mary Poppins7pm, the Fellowship Hall at Smyrna First United Methodist. Proceeds support mission programs at Bethany UMC and mission program and Children’s Ministries at Smyrna First UMC. Dessert will be served at intermission. Smyrna Village Players is an outreach ministry of Bethany and Smyrna First United Methodist Churches whose mission is to provide wholesome family entertainment that has a message of hope and redemption at its heart. SVP has been performing for the Smyrna Community for 20 years with productions including Aladdin, Cinderella, Fiddler on the Roof, and Music Man. Adult tickets $15, Seniors & Students under 18 $10.

Young Actors Playhouse presents Beauty and the Beast Jr. 7:30pm, Marietta Performing Arts Center at the Marietta High School. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

 

Saturday

Special Events

Third Annual Railroad Rendezvous. 9:30am – 5pm, Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. As part of the popular family friendly event, the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History celebrates the unique history of railroads through a series of special events and educational exhibits. The event will feature a range of indoor and outdoor activities, including operating model train layouts, a variety of games and a hobo jungle. Attendees will also have the rare chance to climb aboard the General locomotive (for a separate fee) made famous during the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase. Adult $7; Children 4-12 $5; Seniors $6; Children 3 & under FREE.

Saturday Morning Live! 10:30am and 12pm, Strand Theatre. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is offering a series of free live performances for kids on Saturday mornings. The Saturday Morning Live series runs every Saturday through July. Saturday Morning Live is always free for everyone to attend, so bring the whole family! This week:Children learn about rhythms and styles of music from different Spanish speaking countries as Havana Son plays authentic Latin rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Son, Cha Cha, boleros, bachata, vallenato, cumbia and more.

Kidgits Bouncehouse Funday. 11:30am-5:30pm, Town Center at Cobb. Head to Center Court and let your kids bounce the day away.

Smyrna Village Players present Mary Poppins. Noon and 7pm, the Fellowship Hall at Smyrna First United Methodist. Proceeds support mission programs at Bethany UMC and mission program and Children’s Ministries at Smyrna First UMC. Dessert will be served at intermission. Smyrna Village Players is an outreach ministry of Bethany and Smyrna First United Methodist Churches whose mission is to provide wholesome family entertainment that has a message of hope and redemption at its heart. SVP has been performing for the Smyrna Community for 20 years with productions including Aladdin, Cinderella, Fiddler on the Roof, and Music Man. Adult tickets $15, Seniors & Students under 18 $10.

Young Actors Playhouse presents Beauty and the Beast Jr. 7:30pm, Marietta Performing Arts Center at the Marietta High School. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Taylor Brawner Movie by Moonlight. Dusk, Taylor Brawner. Join us for Movie by Moonlight–an evening in the park, sitting under the stars, watching a full – length feature film on a 16′ inflatable movie screen. Movie: Annie (2014).

 

The Regulars

Smyrna Fresh Produce Market. 8am – 12pm. Smyrna First Baptist Parking Lot.

Marietta Square Farmers Market10am – 1pm, year round. Marietta Square.

Michaels Kids’ Club. 10am, 10:30, 11, 11:30. All Michaels locations. Drop in and create a craft (themes vary by week). $2 for 30 minutes + supplies. Recommended age: 3+. This week’s theme: Minion Wood Frame.

Jitterbug Performing ArtsIn addition to their ongoing classes, Jitterbug offers several drop in classes per week. This Saturday’s schedule is:
10am – Storytime (Interactive storytelling for ages 18 months+) $5
11am – Broadway Stars (Flux classes are for those potty trained – 8 years old) $15

Drop-In Art Classes at Vinings School of Art. Time varies, see below. $15/hour, all supplies included.
Toddler/Pre-K: 10am – 11am
Younger Child (5-7): 11am – noon
Older Child (6 – 10):  10am – 11am
Older Child (7 – 12): 11am – noon

Free Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma. The Avenue at East Cobb. 10am. Theme – Smoothies and Snacks. Ages 5-13.

Barnes & Noble Storytime11am. Cumberland location.

Family Storytime2:30pm, Smyrna Public Library. These 30 minute thematic story times include stories, songs, and a related craft activity. Bring the whole family.

 

Sunday:

Vinings Preservation Society Ice Cream Social1pm – 3pm, Old Pavilion at Paces Mill. Enjoy Cold Stone Ice Cream and Toppings, photobooth, temporary tattoos, balloon animals, popcorn and tour a firetruck. $4 over 12 years old, free for 12 and under.

Young Actors Playhouse presents Beauty and the Beast Jr. 3pm, Marietta Performing Arts Center at the Marietta High School. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

 

Summertime Links:

Summer Fun for Under $10

Summer Camp Guide – there’s still space available at many of these!

Summer Reading Programs

Poole’s Mill Park – last summer we visited this great park with creek access. Info and photos are shared here if you’re interested!

DIY Giant Bubbles!

Reasons for Swim Lessons

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Alicia

A New Orleans girl turned Georgia peach and stay at home mom to 2 daughters. Before taking the leap into full time mothering, I worked at at an Atlanta-based advertising agency. I have lived in Smyrna for almost 10 years and am still not sure how I managed to find a job more chaotic and unpredictable than advertising.

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