Weekend Fun, November 7 – 9

Friday

Marietta’s Annual Holiday Open House. 6-9pm. Marietta Square.
The Annual Holiday Open House and the kick-off of Candlelight Shopping on the Downtown Marietta Square is Friday, November 7 from 6-9 p.m. The galleries, eateries, boutiques and gift shops of Marietta Square will offer shoppers unique finds perfect for the holiday season. Candlelight Shopping continues every Friday evening from November 7th – December 19th until 9 p.m. so everyone can get their shopping in while enjoying beautiful nights strolling along streets of the Square.

Shrek the Musical. 7pm. The Mable House Amphitheatre.
Presented by The Theatre Project at MHAC, you won’t want to miss this amazing musical starring Jeffrey Bigger as Shrek, accompanied by a fantastically talented cast of 9-18 year olds in other roles. Tickets are $8 for adults 13 and up, kids 12 and under are FREE and are available from the Amphitheatre box office or Ticketmaster.com.

Saturday

Michaels Kids’ Club. 10am, 10:30, 11, 11:30. All Michaels locations. This weekend’s craft: Snowman Ornament.

Civil War Festival & Commemoration of the Burning of Downtown Marietta. 10am – 9pm. Marietta Square.
This Civil War festival will include kids’ games & activities from 12pm-5pm, as well as the Marietta Fire Department’s Touch-A-Truck Event 12pm-5pm. Other events include: Burning, Rebirth & Live Battle Skirmish at 8pm; Symphony on the Square; Re-enactor Camp on the Square. Culminating with a real-life experience of General Sherman’s devastating Burning of the Historic Square and the City’s triumphant rebirth.

Hands on Christmas. 10am – 2pm. Smyrna First United Methodist Church.
Come and make memories and crafts with your children and grandchildren. Bid on the Silent Auction, have a tasty lunch in the Candy Cane Café and shop your way through your Christmas List at the Gift Mart! NEW THIS YEAR: Bring your Wee Ones (under 3 years of age) to their own room for 30 minutes as our Nursery Team of Caregivers help them create appropriately aged crafts of their own while you walk your older child around.

Spectrum Storytime. 10:30 – 11am. Smyrna Public Library. Designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Spectrum Story Time includes several sensory integration activities and a story for children and their caregiver. Class is limited to 8 children. This is a free event, but registration is required. Please call 770-431-2860 ext 3 to register or for more information.

Shrek the Musical. 7pm. The Mable House Amphitheatre. 
Presented by The Theatre Project at MHAC, you won’t want to miss this amazing musical starring Jeffrey Bigger as Shrek, accompanied by a fantastically talented cast of 9-18 year olds in other roles. Tickets are $8 for adults 13 and up, kids 12 and under are FREE and are available from the Amphitheatre box office or Ticketmaster.com.

 

Sunday

Photography Basics Workshop for DSLR Users. 2:30 – 5:30pm. Smyrna Community Center.
Are you the proud owner of a fancy  DSLR camera but know that you are not getting the most from it? Do you love to take photos of your kids but just get frustrated because you know your camera could do a much better job if only you knew how to work it properly? Are you intimidated by the complicated camera menus and have no clue what all those buttons do so you just leave it set to Auto? This class is for you! Improve your photography in time for the holidays! Purchase your ticket here.

Shrek the Musical. 5pm. The Mable House Amphitheatre.
Presented by The Theatre Project at MHAC, you won’t want to miss this amazing musical starring Jeffrey Bigger as Shrek, accompanied by a fantastically talented cast of 9-18 year olds in other roles. Tickets are $8 for adults 13 and up, kids 12 and under are FREE and are available from the Amphitheatre box office or Ticketmaster.com.

 

 

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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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