Weekend Fun, March 13 – 15

Friday

Cobb County Library Semi-Annual Book Show. 9am – 5pm. Jim Miller Park, Marietta. Over 100,000 items are for sale at the event which takes place in the spring and fall for three days beginning on Friday. Sale items include books both hardbound and paperback for children, young adults and adults; audio-visuals including books on tape and compact disc; videocassettes; compact discs; records; magazines; and comic books. All proceeds are used to purchase new books and other library materials. Prices range from $0.50 – $4. Check here for more details.

Lil’ Blessings Consignment Sale. 9am – 7pm. Kennesaw First Baptist Church. 2958 N. Main St., Kennesaw. Great Bargains on gently-used items. Clothing: infant through Jr. sizes, maternity clothes, infant furniture and equipment, toys, books, games, outdoor equipment, bikes, bedding and accessories

American Craft Council Atlanta Show. 10am – 8pm. Cobb Galleria. Tickets are $12/day and available online. It’s a craft show like no other! Join us for our three-day celebration of all things handmade, where more than 225 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. This is the largest juried, indoor craft show in the southeast – a must-attend for craft lovers!

 

Saturday

Special Events

Cobb County Library Semi-Annual Book Show. 9am – 5pm. Jim Miller Park, Marietta. Over 100,000 items are for sale at the event which takes place in the spring and fall for three days beginning on Friday. Sale items include books both hardbound and paperback for children, young adults and adults; audio-visuals including books on tape and compact disc; videocassettes; compact discs; records; magazines; and comic books. All proceeds are used to purchase new books and other library materials. Prices range from $0.50 – $4. Check here for more details.

Lil’ Blessings Consignment Sale. 9am – 1pm. Kennesaw First Baptist Church. 2958 N. Main St., Kennesaw. Great Bargains on gently-used items. Clothing: infant through Jr. sizes, maternity clothes, infant furniture and equipment, toys, books, games, outdoor equipment, bikes, bedding and accessories. MANY ITEMS 1/2 OFF.

Kennesaw Touch-a-Truck. 10am – 2pm. Near the Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. Get up-close and personal with larger-than-life trucks, heavy construction and public safety equipment, cool cars and specialty vehicles. Meet vehicle owners and operators, and have a blast watching your kids touch, climb on and interact with this awesome exhibition of transportation. Over 40 vehicles will be on display, along with a variety of other children’s activities. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

American Craft Council Atlanta Show. 10am – 6pm. Cobb Galleria. Tickets are $12/day and available online. It’s a craft show like no other! Join us for our three-day celebration of all things handmade, where more than 225 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. This is the largest juried, indoor craft show in the southeast – a must-attend for craft lovers!

Free Children’s Beginners Martial Arts Workshop. 10am – 11:30am. Reid’s Shaolin Martial Arts, Marietta. Bring your kids to learn about martial arts & self defense. The techniques will help to improve their concentration, self defense, respect and most of all confidence. There will also be a special guest speaker who will address bullying with the children. This event is for children age 5 – 10. Please register here.

St. Patrick’s Day in Smyrna. 11am – 11pm. Smyrna Market Village. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Live music starts at noon and Mayor Max Bacon dyes the fountain green at 5:30pm. There will be inflatables for the kids. Hosted by Atkins Park & Zucca, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training.

 

The Regulars

Marietta Farmers Market. 10am – 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: Tissue Paper Flowers.

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

Barnes & Noble Storytime. 11am. Cumberland location. Book: Mustache Baby

Jitterbug Performing Arts Drop-Ins. 1125 Concord Rd.
Caterpillar Class (6 months – potty trained) – 9:30am. Focus: Green
Flux Class (Age: potty trained – 9 years). Theme: Leprechaun Hunt

Read to Sparty at Switzer Library. 11:30. Sparty is a Caring Paws dog. She comes with her handler to listen to children read aloud to her. The children each have a 15 minute time slot & should be able to read on their own. A great opportunity for kids to gain confidence in their reading ability. Reservations are required!

Family Storytime at Smyrna Public Library. 2-2:30. Stories, songs, and a related craft.

 

Sunday

American Craft Council Atlanta Show. 11am – 5pm. Cobb Galleria. Tickets are $12/day and available online. It’s a craft show like no other! Join us for our three-day celebration of all things handmade, where more than 225 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. This is the largest juried, indoor craft show in the southeast – a must-attend for craft lovers!

Cobb County Library Semi-Annual Book Show. 1pm – 5pm. Jim Miller Park, Marietta. Over 100,000 items are for sale at the event which takes place in the spring and fall for three days beginning on Friday. Sale items include books both hardbound and paperback for children, young adults and adults; audio-visuals including books on tape and compact disc; videocassettes; compact discs; records; magazines; and comic books. All proceeds are used to purchase new books and other library materials. Prices range from $0.50 – $4. Check here for more details.

 

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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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