Weekend Fun, September 18 – 20

 Friday

Kindermart Consignment Sale. 9:30am – 7pm, Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Rd SE, Smyrna. (Strollers not allowed Friday morning)
Shoppers can save big on children’s clothes, coats, toys, baby gear, strollers, car seats, books and much more. Produced entirely by volunteers, KinderMart takes place twice a year, Spring & Fall and benefits the Smyrna First United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten.

Saturday

Special Events

Kindermart Consignment Sale. 9:00 – noon, Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Rd SE, Smyrna.  Many items 1/2 off!
Shoppers can save big on children’s clothes, coats, toys, baby gear, strollers, car seats, books and much more. Produced entirely by volunteers, KinderMart takes place twice a year, Spring & Fall and benefits the Smyrna First United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten.

Special Storytime at Smyrna Market Village. 9am and 10:30am.  Smyrna Fresh Produce Market in the Smyrna First Baptist Parking Lot. We have our very own children’s book author right here in Smyrna! Support a local parent, and enjoy a great time with your children during one of the final Produce Market’s of this season. Join children’s book author Kelly Young-Silverman and illustrator erin the great for a fun filled story-time! Go on an enchanting adventure with a little girl who reaches for the moon and finds a friend as Kelly and Erin read their rhyming picture book Man in the Moon. You and your child won’t want to miss this event—complete with singing, dancing, props and bubbles!

A bit about their book: Man in the Moon is a sweet rhyming tale that follows a little girl on a magical journey as she learns that any acquaintance can easily become a friend, and no matter how small you may feel (especially compared to the great big moon) you are special to someone. This rhyming picture book, written in just 267 words, is illustrated with soft, watercolor original paintings by Erin Wicker, known professionally as erin the great. Erin’s illustrations vividly bring the story to life, allowing children the delight of discovering new objects and characters in the multi-layered pictures. A special note, five percent of each book sale is donated to St. Jude’s Hospital.

Marietta Streetfest9am – 4pm, Marietta Square. Classics, collectibles, and treasures await at the Annual Marietta Streetfest that takes place on September 19-20, 2015. Formerly known as the Marietta Antique Street Festival, the Marietta Streetfest is held on the historic Marietta Square and features antiques, autos and more. The event also includes the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival. The event is a fundraiser for the Marietta Museum of History and puts Georgia pride on display by featuring Georgia antique dealers, Georgia artisans, Georgia attractions, theMarietta Square Farmers Market (9am to noon), the Hubcaps and History Marietta Classic Car Show, and the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival. Also includes a children’s zone.

Kennesaw Paws in the Park10am – noon, Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old US Highway 41. A celebration of dogs, featuring service dog demonstrations, vendor booths, and the Paws Pledge.

Tiny Tots at Sparkles Smyrna, 10am – 1pm, Smyrna Location. For preschool aged children and younger. Bring their favorite (non-motorized) ride-on toy and let them enjoy the rink with other little ones. There is also a large indoor play gym. $5 to enter, $3 lunch.

Taste of Smyrna11am – 8pm, Smyrna Market Village/Village Green. We can’t say farewell to summer without a proper sendoff. The Taste of Smyrna is food, fun and music all day long! Follow event details on the Taste of Smyrna Facebook page or on the City of Smyrna Facebook pageAdmission is FREE and samples can be purchased from $1 up to $4 dollars. Kids will have a blast in the Kids Zone with interactive inflatables featuring the 33’ Shark Slide, Euro Bungee Quad Jump, 24’ Rockwall, 120’ Roller Coaster Obstacle Course, and much more.Plan to sample all Smyrna’s finest restaurants to tempt your taste buds and listen to music all day long all on the beautiful Village Green and the Market Village.

Lego Club3pm – 4:30pm at Switzer Library. Calling all master builders! At 3 o’clock on the third Saturday of September there will be Legos, Legos, Legos at the Switzer Library. The children’s department will have Legos available for elementary school children to build to their heart’s content. Younger children will be able to build with mega blocks and a wooden train set as well. There will be no instructions or limits other than your imagination! We look forward to seeing your curious creations!

Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre’s Repertory 597:30pm, Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta. Eclectic mix of classical and contemporary dance. Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre opens it’s 59th season of dance with Repertory 59, a collection of dance repertoire ranging from classical ballet to original contemporary works. This year, GMDT dancers collaborate with choreographers , Calvin Gentry, Kathryn McBeth, Raul Peinado, Kassandra Taylor-Newberry, Alexis Viator and Miki Hoiriis. GMDT brings all of this incredible talent to your doorstep at the Strand on Historic Marietta Square! Whether you are a classical ballet fanatic or a contemporary dance enthusiast, this program is sure to have something for everyone to appreciate. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

The Regulars

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

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: Fall Hand Print Tree

Jitterbug Performing ArtsIn addition to their ongoing classes, Jitterbug offers several drop in classes per week. This Saturday’s schedule is:
9:30am – Storytime (Interactive storytelling for ages 18 months+) $5
11am – Jedi Training (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 – American Girl Back to School Event. While this event is usually free, this will cost $30 with 20% of proceeds going to No Child Hungry. Ages 5-13.

Barnes & Noble Storytime11am. Cumberland location. Book & Activities: Bug in a Vacuum. 

Sunday

Marietta Streetfest, 11am – 5pm, Marietta Square. Classics, collectibles, and treasures await at the Annual Marietta Streetfest that takes place on September 19-20, 2015. Formerly known as the Marietta Antique Street Festival, the Marietta Streetfest is held on the historic Marietta Square and features antiques, autos and more. The event also includes the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival. The event is a fundraiser for the Marietta Museum of History and puts Georgia pride on display by featuring Georgia antique dealers, Georgia artisans, Georgia attractions, theMarietta Square Farmers Market (9am to noon), the Hubcaps and History Marietta Classic Car Show, and the Marietta Grassroots Music Festival. Also includes a children’s zone.

Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre’s Repertory 592pm, Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta. Eclectic mix of classical and contemporary dance. Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre opens it’s 59th season of dance with Repertory 59, a collection of dance repertoire ranging from classical ballet to original contemporary works. This year, GMDT dancers collaborate with choreographers , Calvin Gentry, Kathryn McBeth, Raul Peinado, Kassandra Taylor-Newberry, Alexis Viator and Miki Hoiriis. GMDT brings all of this incredible talent to your doorstep at the Strand on Historic Marietta Square! Whether you are a classical ballet fanatic or a contemporary dance enthusiast, this program is sure to have something for everyone to appreciate. Tickets can be purchased here.

Other Fall Articles:

We’ve already had plenty of consignment sales this season, but there’s still more more!

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.

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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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