Weekend Fun, October 2-4

Friday

Cumberland Community Church MOPS Consignment Sale110 Sports Ave SE, Smyrna. 9:30 am – 7 pm
Cumberland Community Church MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) holds a semi-annual sale each Fall and Spring.  There will be over 200 sellers from all over Atlanta and the space features wide-open spaces for shopping with strollers. There will be high-quality, gently used clothing in sizes newborn through size 10, maternity clothes, toys, baby gear, books, bedding and more. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

North Georgia State Fair, 4pm – midnight, Jim R. Miller Park, Marietta. Head out to the largest fair in metro Atlanta, featuring live music, free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, blue ribbon competitions, local entertainment, and delicious fair foods. There are also games and rides on the Great James H. Drew Exposition midway– one of the largest carnival midways in the United States, featuring the Wildcat Rollercoaster and the Georgia Mountain Lift. Free Concerts: A covered arena guarantees concerts rain or shine. Headlining this year are: Danny Gokey on Fri., Sept. 25; Mark Wills on Sat., Sept. 26; Montgomery Gentry on Wed., Sept. 30; Dustin Lynch on Thurs., Oct. 1; Kellie Pickler on Fri., Oct. 2; Eric Paslay on Sat., Oct. 3; All concerts begin at 8 p.m. Concerts FREE with fair admission.

Marietta Square Art Walk. 5pm – 9pm. The 2015 Marietta Square Art Walk (formerly the First Friday Art Walk) takes place in historic Marietta Square on the first Friday of each month from March to November. The Art Walk is a free, self guided tour showcasing local original art. Enjoy late-night shopping, patio dining, fine art and live music around every corner. Local artists are hosted by Marietta Square area restaurants, galleries, museums, venues and boutiques from 5pm to 9pm, rain or shine, and participating venues display an official Art Walk banner in their window.

 

Saturday

Special Events

Bank of America Museums on Us. Bank of America customers get free museum admission to participating museums, science centers, botanical gardens and more during the first full weekend of each month. Local museums include: Atlanta History Center, High Museum of Art, Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Tellus Science Museum.

 

Cumberland Community Church MOPS Consignment Sale110 Sports Ave SE, Smyrna, 9 am – 1 pm
Cumberland Community Church MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) holds a semi-annual sale each Fall and Spring.  There will be over 200 sellers from all over Atlanta and the space features wide-open spaces for shopping with strollers. There will be high-quality, gently used clothing in sizes newborn through size 10, maternity clothes, toys, baby gear, books, bedding and more. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Many items 1/2 price!

Home Depot Kids Workshop. 9am – noon, all Home Depot locations. This free workshop is designed for children ages 5-12. All children will get to complete a themed craft, receive a certificate, an apron and a pin (while supplies last). This month’s craft: Build a Fire Truck.

North Georgia State Fair10am – midnight, Jim R. Miller Park, Marietta. Head out to the largest fair in metro Atlanta, featuring live music, free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, blue ribbon competitions, local entertainment, and delicious fair foods. There are also games and rides on the Great James H. Drew Exposition midway– one of the largest carnival midways in the United States, featuring the Wildcat Rollercoaster and the Georgia Mountain Lift. Free Concerts: A covered arena guarantees concerts rain or shine. Headlining this year are: Danny Gokey on Fri., Sept. 25; Mark Wills on Sat., Sept. 26; Montgomery Gentry on Wed., Sept. 30; Dustin Lynch on Thurs., Oct. 1; Kellie Pickler on Fri., Oct. 2; Eric Paslay on Sat., Oct. 3; All concerts begin at 8 p.m. Concerts FREE with fair admission.

Giant Jenga at Switzer Library3pm – 4pm, Switzer Branch, Marietta. Families are invited to join us for a rollicking game of Jenga with GIANT-sized blocks. This game program is for school-aged patrons and will be held in the Children’s Department at the Switzer Library.

The Regulars

Smyrna Fresh Produce Market. As a reminder, the Produce Market is closed for the season and will reopen next spring.

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: Harvest Mobile

Jitterbug Performing ArtsIn addition to their ongoing classes, Jitterbug offers several drop in classes per week. This Saturday’s schedule is:
10am – Giggles (Caterpillar Classes are for 6 months – potty trained) $12
11am – Rockstar (Flux classes are for those potty trained – 8 years old) $15

Free Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma. The Avenue at East Cobb. 10am. Theme – Best Recipes for Kids. Ages 5-13.

Barnes & Noble Storytime11am. Cumberland location. Book & Activities: We’re in the Wrong Book!

 

Sunday

Bank of America Museums on Us. Bank of America customers get free museum admission to participating museums, science centers, botanical gardens and more during the first full weekend of each month. Local museums include: Atlanta History Center, High Museum of Art, Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Tellus Science Museum.

North Georgia State Fair12:30pm – 10pm, Jim R. Miller Park, Marietta. Head out to the largest fair in metro Atlanta, featuring live music, free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, blue ribbon competitions, local entertainment, and delicious fair foods. There are also games and rides on the Great James H. Drew Exposition midway– one of the largest carnival midways in the United States, featuring the Wildcat Rollercoaster and the Georgia Mountain Lift. Free Concerts: A covered arena guarantees concerts rain or shine. Headlining this year are: Danny Gokey on Fri., Sept. 25; Mark Wills on Sat., Sept. 26; Montgomery Gentry on Wed., Sept. 30; Dustin Lynch on Thurs., Oct. 1; Kellie Pickler on Fri., Oct. 2; Eric Paslay on Sat., Oct. 3; All concerts begin at 8 p.m. Concerts FREE with fair admission.

 

Other Fall Articles:

Ready for apple picking? All of the orchards are officially open!

For those already thinking of hayrides and fall fun, it may be time to start planning for those trips. One of our contributors did a great write up of Cagle’s Family Farm last year which may help you plan.

If you’re feeling crafty, here is a Silly Spider Shaker that’s easy and fun to make.

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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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