Weekend Fun, September 25-27

Saturday

Special Events

Document Shredding9am – 12pm, Aline Wolfe Adult Recreation Center, 884 Church Street, Smyrna. Do a little fall cleaning and clear out those old papers at this shredding event sponsored by Keep Smyrna Beautiful.

Southern Museum, Museum Day Live9:30 – 5pm, Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw. On Saturday, September 26, as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Day Live! annual event, Kennesaw’s Southern Museum will offer free admission to the museum for participants who register online. TheMuseum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people and can be obtained by registering online atsmithsonianmag.com/museumday.

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.

Cobb County Touch-a-Truck10am – 3:30pm, Town Center Mall (near Sears). $5/person, $20 family max. Proceeds benefit Cobb County Safety Village. A family-friendly, fun and educational event for kids of all ages. Includes an incredible variety of vehicles including: Police Cars, SWAT Trucks, Fire Engines, Heavy Construction Vehicles, Dump Trucks, Military Vehicles and a Police Helicopter.

Worldwide Day of Play Sparkles Kennesaw, 12:30pm – 3:30pm, Kennesaw Location. Celebrate and get active Saturday, September 26th during Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play at Sparkles. We are giving FREE ADMISSION to those 10 and younger from 12:30pm – 3:30pm. Plus Spongebob and Dora will be here, so don’t forget your cameras.

Saturday Family Craft: Make Cards for Veterans3pm – 5pm, Switzer Library. The final Saturday in September your help is needed to make cards for U.S. military veterans! We will provide the supplies and we need you to provide the imagination and creativity to make some wonderful cards that will be sent to veterans for Veterans Day on November 15. Join us at 3 p.m. and be prepared for glitter and glue!

 

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: Candy Corn Banner

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 – Storytelling Workshop (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 – Make Dinner for the Family. Ages 5-13.

Barnes & Noble Storytime11am. Cumberland location. Book & Activities: Max the Brave.

Sunday

Whole Hawg Happening BBQ and Music Fest11am – 6pm, Marietta Square. The Whole Hawg BBQ and Music Fest is an annual food and music festival focusing on the great BBQ of the South. Admission and parking are free. Tastes of BBQ will range from $.50 – $5.00 from the best of metro Atlanta’s restaurants. Large kids area!

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.

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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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