Weekend Fun, August 7-9


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.

Moovies at the Mable. 7:30, Mable House Complex. Admission is free. Gates open at 7:30pm, movie starts at dusk. Rain or shine. Bring your own food or purchase from concessions. Movie: Annie (2014)


Special Events

Storytime with Kelly Young-Silverman. 9 and 10:30am, Smyrna Fresh Produce Market (Smyrna First Baptist Parking Lot). Join children’s book author Kelly Young-Silverman (a Smyrna mom!) 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!

Free Demo Class at Music Together Metro Atlanta. 10:30am, The Music Studio at Vinings. Please register here! Experience the joy of making music with your babies, toddlers & preschoolers! Your family will love Ms. Jennifer’s research-based Music Together classes! Music develops language and reasoning skills, provides opportunities for socialization, and builds self-confidence! Music Together classes teach basic music skills and basic music confidence that will come in handy when your child is older and ready for more formal instrument lessons. Class is 45 min. & is for newborns- 4 year olds & with a grown-up. Fall classes start Aug. 15!


The Regulars

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

Marietta Square 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: Pencil cases

Jitterbug Performing Arts. In addition to their ongoing classes, Jitterbug offers several drop in classes per week. This Saturday’s schedule is:
10am – Storytime (Interactive storytelling for ages 18 months+) $5
11am – Back to School (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 – Fresh Pasta and Pesto. Ages 5-13.

Barnes & Noble Storytime. 11am. Cumberland location. Book & Activities: A Gingerbread Man Loose in the School


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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.